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THE COMING LEGISLATURE.
Some Mailors That Will Demand Considera
tion-Tho Judicial Circuits.
Columbia, Novombor ll.-Tho Gen
eral Assembly wheu it meeta boro in
January will havo no really a?rions
propositions to settle While thoro is a
groat deal of legislation loft over from
yoar to year, tho consensus of opinion is
that thoro is abundant legislation on tho
ulatute books and that tho least dono tho
bottor it will bo for tho Stato at largo.
Tho new General Assombly will havo a
larger proportion of now lawmakers than
has over beforo boon in such a body.
Tho usual quota of ro-eleoted tnembors
is absent, and no doubt tho young and
now nu.! tubers will think that their great
ness depends upon tho number of bills
offorod and now and novel schemes pro
posed, starting with amendments to tho
concealed weapon law and ending with
amendments to thy Constitution.
Naturally tho amendments recently
votod upon will como up and consumo
considerable timo. Somo will want to
go right ahead with tho necessary legis
lation, taking for granted that tho
Court? will pass ovor tho error made in
tho enrolled resolution and tho ballots,
wbilo others will want to let tho question
go before tho pooplo again. At all
events this will bo ono of tho foremost
questions to como up.
Thoro will bo tho usual legislation pro
posed as to now Judicial and Congres
Year after year bills aro offered pro
posing the reorganization of
TUB JUniOIAI. CIRCUITS,
and that tbero bo ton instead of eight
Tho scheme adopted by tho hist Con
caral Assombly of providing for special
terms of Courts, on petition of a majority
of tho members of tho bar of any county,
Booms to havo worked very well, and a
good deal of tho congestion in Spartan
burg, Cherokoo and otbor counties has
boon relieved, and if tho lawyers would
take advantago of this statute and have
their work roady for tho Court whoo it
assembles there would not bo so much
complaint and such a perennial demand
for additional Courts.
Tho census (loos not indicate that
South Carolina will got an additional
Congressman. Somo who havo figured
on tho rolativo incrcaso say that thoro
scorns to bo no chance for an additional
Congressman from this State. Tho usual
PROPOSITIONS TO Kl 'MSTMCT
tho Stato will bo mado, and tho usual
fight against any chango in tho districts,
if tho Stato is not to got another Con
gressman. Tho tight against any chango
bas heretofore to a largo oxtont como
from tho Congressmen in office or those
who have mado tho races in tho districts
as they havo been standing. Tho IIouso,
as will bo remembered, passed tho Pat
ton redistricting bill, but tho Senate
killed it. It makes very little di ff oro nco
to tho averago citizen how tho districts
aro arranged, but it really does seem
nonsensical to havo shoe-string districts
in this day and timo, and havo part of
ono township in ono district and tho re
mainder of a county in another district,
and divido up counties so as to completely
nullify their influence The demand has
boon for somo timo for the districting of
tho State upon county lines, and it makes
but little di ff o ronco how tho counties aro
divided as to districts, hut there is no
longor any uso to cut up tho counties
ami put part of a county in one district
and part of tho same county in another
Ono of th ? arguments that will he used
against redistricting is that there will bo
no uso to attend to tho redistricting at
this session, as there will bo no general
oleotion or primary, and that tho same
work can bo done at tho session of 1002.
Fairs in South Carolina.
Columbia, November lil.-This is
a year of festivals in South Carolina
and those already hold havo proved
successful. Camdon, Walhalla and
Seneca had their festive times dur
ing tho summer. Spartanburg bad
a pretentious street festival, lasting
a week, three weeks ago. Then Co
lumbia joined forces with the State
fiiir society ami brought 86,000 peo
ple to town in three days.
A TEXAS WONDER,
Hall's Great Discovery for Kidney and
Ono small bottle of Hall's (beat Dis
covery euros all kidney and bladder trou
bles, removes gravel, cures diabotes,
seminal omissions, weak and lame backs,
rheumatism and all irregularities of tho
kidneys ?md bladder in both men and
women. Regulates bladder troubles in
children. If not sold hy your druggist,
will be sent by mail on receipt of $1.00.
One small bottle is two months' treat
ment, and will cure any case above men
tioned. Dr. K. W. Hall, aolo manufac
turer, 1*. (). Hox (t'2(t, St. Louis, Mm
Send for testimonials. Sold by all
ST. LOUIS, Mo., oct. 20, 1800.--This is
to certify that I have been cured of kid
ney and bladder trouble with one half
bottlo of tho Texas Wonder, Hall's (heat
Discovery, and can fully recommend it.
G KO no R H. M AWDsi.KV, Clerk Hox Oftloo,
St. Louis Post Oflleo.
ildren's low and mei
ackets at $2, and O
lildren's Suits is con
new Carpet come ir
jide on the Carpet a]
3S always on hand.
A Stato Thaaksgiving.
Vory Httlo is known in tins section
about Thanksgiving Day. Tho namo
of tho occasion is known, but as for it
hoing a gcnoral colobration, that has to
1 Govornor McSweonoy bas dono bis
share towards rominding tho pooplo that
th oro is a Thanksgiving Day, but bo has
to cull ou bis nowspapor frionds and got
thom to publish tho proclamation, and
does not givo tho nowspapors a chanco at
that prosperity that r so gonorally her
alded hy allowing spaco ratos or consent
ing to tho publication of tho proclama
tion ns an advertisement. But Governor
McSweonoy knows that bis nowspapor
friends will help push a good thing along
and so hero is the proclamation:
fti tho providonco of God wo havo boon
sparod as a people and a Stato for another
year. Peaco and prosperity, health and
happiness havo been vouchsafed to us.
Wo tiavo not been visited by plaguo or
pestilence. Tho labor of our hands has
bcon attended with success and tho Stato
has grown in material wealth. Now
manufacturing enterprises havo sprung
up and wo aro fast becoming a groat
manufacturing pooplo. Tho husbandman
has been pormitted to plant and to roap,
and enjoys tho fruits of Ins labor. Tboro
is good fooling among all our pooplo, and
progross in all good and worthy doods is
ovidoucod on every hand ; our colleges
and schools aro (tiled and tho cultivation
of tho hoad and tho heart is kooping
paco with tho material development of
To tho end, thorofore, that, wo may,
with thankful hearts show our apprecia
tion of tho many blossings which wo en
joy and tho tondor caro of our Heavenly
Pathor, I, M. H. McSweonoy, Governor of
tho Stato of South Carolina, in conform
ity with tho proclamation of tho PrcsD
dent of the Unitod Statos, do horoby ap
point and Bot apart Thursday, tho 2l)th
day of Novembor, 1000, aB a day of
thanksgiving and prayer to bo kopt and
observed by all tho pooplo of this State.
1 advise that all public offices bo closed
and all private business and labor of
every kind cease, and that our pooplo as
semble in tboir respectivo places of wor
ship and givo thanks to Him who is tho
giver of ovcry good and poi feet gift for
tho bood timo and tho harvest, and that
they beseoch Him in humility to con
tinuo His goodness and gracious forbear
ance. That they also remember tho poor
and tho fatherless, for wo aro told that it
is moro blessed to givo than to rocoivc,
and every gift to these will go to our
credit in tho groat book of romombranco.
In testimony whereof 1 have horouuto
set my hand and caused tho groat seal
of tho Stato of South Carolina to bo
affixed. Dono at tho Capitol, in tho city
of Columbia, this 10th day of Novembor,
A. D. 1000. M. It. MCSWKUNKY.
Hy tho Governor: M. H. Cooper, Secre
tary of Stato.
During tho morning Govornor McSweo
noy received a message from tho Now
York World asking for "ono sentence on
the host causo for thanksgiving." Gov
ernor McSweenoy thought bard about
tho matter and called in somo of his
newspaper friends for advice Ono of
them suggested this roply : "I havo boon
re-elected OoVorhoT of South Carolina."
Another suggostod, "Plenty of home
raised hog and hominy in South Caro
lina," but all of these pleasant Hes woro
turned asido ami Govornor McSwocnoy
sent, thc World this roply: " Poaco, pros
por I ty and good fooling throughout tho
When Govornor Mcsweeney dictated
tho reply ho said ho thought moro of bis
homo Stato than any other, and that such
was tho condition in tho Pal motto Stato.
-Columbia Corrospondonce Nows and
Courier, November 10.
Dewitt's Little Karly Hitters aro tho
best liver pills over made. Knsy to tako
and never gripe. J, W. Holl,
Leprosy's Sproad in tho East.
Mr. Stapleton, writing to the Tem
ple (London) Magazine on mission
work among lepers, makes tho fol
lowing appalling statements:
"India lias about half a million,
('bina probably as many and Japan
200,000 registered oases of leprosy.
Tho moment leprosy appears in a
man, woman or child banishment ia
irrevocably decreed. There is no
pity or compassion, for lepers, young
or old, are turtled adrift as unclean
things on tho highways and byways
and are dependent for substance on
the casual doles of food thrown to
them. In India the leper loses caste
which is regarded tho worst doom.
In Japan ho is treated with the
greatest cruelty. Tho same is true
in China, Tho lisper thero is often
put to death by lire without com
punction, and religion has not a ray
of hope for him in tho next world.
~* . *- -
f?en. C. I. Walker is figuring on ORtnh
Halting a largo printing and bookbinding
house in Greenwood-ono Bindiar to that
of Walker, Kvans and Cogswell, ? f Char
? AND C?
jhe following :
dium priced Jackets
hildren's Reefers at
iplete, and the pricei
i and see what I cai
nd Carpet Furnishin
o. w. :
Narry Another Rcpresontativo for Us.
Director of the Census Merriam
ha? called the attention of tho Presi
dent to tlio fact that the figures on
tho population of tho United States,
tho total of which has been an
nounced, aro in such shape that they
will bo at tho disposal of Congress
when it meets for any action it may
desire to tako in tho direction of a
reapportionment bill. The reappor
tionment following the count of the
twelfth census will become operative
by law in 1903. Starting; with a
ratio of 1 to every 30,000 inhabitants,
there were C5 Representatives in the
1st Congress. This ratio under the
tenth census reached 101,011, giving
a House ot Representatives with 325
members. The eleventh census in
1800 gave a population of 02,622,260,
or an increase of 12,500,000. With
this the ratbp was increased to 173,
901 people to each Representative,
and at this ratio the House numbered
350, an increase of ?1 members.
Tho latio under tho new census will
probably reach '200,000. With an
increaso of 14,225,404 shown by the
present census, and letting majority
fractions of tho apportionment ac
count for an additional number, as
has been thc custom, this would
make an increase of 18 members in
tho next House. Reapportionment
on this basis would leave but four
States that would lose Representa
tives. They aro Maine and Virginia
in the East, and Kansas and Arkan
sas in tl?e West. They would lose
ono member each. Any ratio smaller
than 200,000, which would save them
their full representation, would, it is
thought, mako an un wield ly addition
to tho membership of the House.
NO CUT INT RKPBKSKNTATION.
Senator Martin, of Virginia, has
expressed the opinion that no at
tempt will be made at tho coming
session of Congress to reduce the
representation of the South. "Wo
have too much business on hand,"
ho said, "to leave any timo for work
ing out party spite. The sentiment
against reduction is as pronounced
in the North as in the .South."
-.- -f .-.
Does lt Pay to Jtuy Cheap !
A cheap remedy for cough; .md colds
is all right, hut you want something that
will rolicvo and cure tho more so vere and
dangerous results of throat and lung
troubles. What shall you do? (lo toa
wanner and moro regular eli mate? Yes
if possible; if not possible for you, then
in either case take tho ONLY remedy
that bas boon introduced in all civilized
countries with siucoss in aovoro throat
and lung troubles, "Ho.schcc's dorman
Syrup." It not only heals and st i mu
latea tho tissuos to destroy the germ
disoaso, but allays inflammation, causes
easy expectoration, gives a good night's
rest, and cures tho pationt. Try ONI
bottlo. Recommended many years bj
all druggists in tho world. For salo by
J. II. Darby, Walhalla.
Broastplato Caso Settled.
There will be peace in Marion
county, and thc famous "breastplate"
caBO is disposed of anti laid away on
tho shelf where other war furniture*
of that pattern belong. That tin
actual steel housings used by J
Dudley Haselden will adorn his an
OOStra) home and be pointed to with
prido by his descendants in the misty
future, is another question.
Tho Ilascldens anil tho Seller
have so many relatives in Marion
county, most of whom are very woi
thy people, that it wa? considere*
tho part of wisdom to settle tho mat
ter out of court without stirring u
bad blood. It was generally believe
that the antagonism caused by con
fliet of testimony and the bringing
out of tho story about tho stet
breastplate that saved Dud loy Ha
selden's lifo would rc ut in anothc
shooting scrape. Tho Attorney
(?enera! was called to .Marion to
prosecute the case because ttolieitoi
.Johnson was related to thc defend
ants. On the presentation m ado b
leading citizens of Marion, Mr. [ic
linger decided to withdraw the prose
cution. His desire to do this wt
strengthed by having a paper pr*
aoiited, signed by all the participants
On both sides of the ease. In th
they agreed each to select a friend
to arrange an honorable settlement
of their differences ; these two re)
rcsentatives were empowered to se
loot a third man, if needed, and tin
Haseldens and the Sellers bound
themselves on their honor lo abb
by their ac'ion.
Thoro is no pleasuro in lifo if you
droad going to tho tab!? to eat and can
rest at night on account of indigestion
Henry Williams, of UoiinvillO, Ind., says
bo suffered that way for yours, till IK
commenced tho uso of Kodol Dyspopsi
('uro, and adds: "Now I can oat any
thing I like and all I want and slo
soundly ovory night." Kodol Dyspe
sia Onie will digest what you eat.
.). W. Hell.
- - ? -?.?*- ? ?
In tho general election in Charleston
(lov. McSweenoy received 1,7(1! votes,
sovon moro than rocoivod hy any other
' Stato or county candidato.
; and Capes. Ask
. $ X.
3 will surprise you.
i carpet your room
Lg Business. Gom
Boat Plows Through a Mass ol Corpses.
London, November 13.-Tho Globe
this afternoon publishes a letter from
a Belgian gentleman who has been
traveling to Pekin via the trans-Si
berian railroad. Ile describes, nuder
dato of September 6, what he saw in
tho Amur river. His account
surpasses in horror those previously
"Thc scenes I have witnessed dur
ing tho three days since the steamer
left Blagovetcensk," he says, "are
horrible beyond tho power of de
scription. It is tho closing tableaux
of a fearful human tragedy. TvVo
thousand were deliberately drowned
at Morxo, 2,000 at Habe and 8,000
around Blagovotchcnsk, a total of
12,000 corpses encumbering the river,
among which were thousands of
women and children. Navigation
was all but impossible.
"Last week a boat had to plow her
way through a tangled and mangled
mass ot corpse lashed together by
their long hair. Thc banks were
literally covered with corpses. In
thc curves of tho stream were dark,
putrid, smelling masses of human
ilesh and bone, surging and swaying
in tho steamer's wako and wash.
Thc captain vainly ordered full
speed ahead. Thc sight and smell
will be ever with us.
"From Blagovetchensk to Aigun,
45 kilometers, numerous villages
studded the bank, with a thriving,
industrious population of over 100,
000. That of Aigun was 20,000.
No one will ever know the number
of those who perished by shot, sword
and stream. Not a village is left.
Thc silence of death was around
us, thc smoking ruins of Aigun on
thc right, with broken down, crumb
ling walls and shattered, rootless
When you want prompt acting little
pills that never gripe uso DoWitt's Little
Karly Risers. J. W. Roll.
Woman Assaulted by a Negro Burglar.
Chicago November 13.-A negro
burglar forced his way to the apart
ments of Mrs. Orrin W. Potter, wife
of thc millionaire steel man and
banker, in her home, 130 Lake Shore
drive, shortly after 1 o'clock this
morning and when discovered in the
act of applying a sponge saturated
with chloroform to the nostrils of
his victim, struck her a fierce blow
on the head with a slungshot. Thc
shock of the blow rendered Mrs.
Potter unconscious and the doctors
who were called fear that she may
not recover. Boforo the blow was
struck Mrs. Potter gave a shrill
scream for help. Her daughters
were awakened and summoned the
police. The robber escaped without
securing any booty.
Shortly after thc doctor arrived
Mrs. Potter revived long enough to
give a description of her assailant,
but again lost consciousness. She
said sue thought the man was wear
ing a mask ami he looked like
negro. Ile was about 30 years old
ami well dressed.
Had not Mrs. Potter been awak
ened by the robber it is thought ho
would have succeeded in securing
many thousands of dollars worth of
Her room is away from those of
the other members of the family and
it is thought he would have been
able to work unmolested.
CURES WHERE Alf EISE FAILS. fil
Host COUKII Syrup. Tmiteft Uood. UM f??
In tinto. Sol.l tiy (IriiKKlstt. fl
Largo Profit in Tobacco Growing.
"Mrs. J. IO. Brockington, of King?
stree, S. C., says thc Florence Times,
"planted ten acres in tobacco thu
year, and when she had the first bar
graded sho wrote to Mr. Ii, C. Com
mander, of the Florence warehouse,
to come up and look at the crop and
asked him to take the crop for
$1,000. I le ad vised her to grade and
ship it to him and he would send he:
over $1,000 for it. Up to date Com
mander it Jackson have sent her
check for $1,425 and she still has
about 3,000 pounds on hand. She
sold 1,782 pounds to-day for $339,
about 10 cents average." Nearly
$1,500 for a ten-acre crop and mort
yet to come. How many cotton
farmers in tho State can match Mn
Brnckington's record ?
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A special to the State from Barn
well mentions a rather peculiar se
ries of cases in which inanslaycrs,
though acquitted, died a* the hands
of men. James Bolen, who killed
. mc Merritt ami was acquitted, was
killed by H. B. Carroll. Carroll was
acquitted and was in turn killed by
I). I*. Johnson. Kow Johnson has
been acquitted, and it remains to be
seen whether bb shall die in his bed
or in his boots.
EXPANSION DID IT.
Hero lt an Earnest, Eloquent Analysis of the
1 make bold to diffor with tho our
rent Democratic estimate of the
cause of Tuesday's tragedy of bal
I think that the ghost of freo sil- 1
vcr struok less terror to the soul of
suffrage than tho living issue of giv- 1
ing up what our arms and blood
have wo*u in tho Pacifie seas. 1
I believo that Tuesday's ballot was 1
an expansion victory, and tho re- '
suit solidifies my conviction that tho 1
sentiment of this country is over- '
whelmingly for expansion.
Silver iu this campaign was a 1
shadowy ghost that revisited the po- 1
litical battlefield only during the
palo glimpses of tho moon. It had '
no terrors and it scared no votes.
Tho vital, breathing, present is
sue-tho paramount issue if you
will-was tho commerce of China 1
and tho Pacific ocean, and tho trade 1
winds blew the ballots in a storm to- 1
wards tho party that stood for these '
colossal facts. 1
This is a commercial ago-moro's '
tho pity. The dominant thought of :
the world is trade and accumulation. 1
Moral ideas mako scant headway 1
against vast and commercial inter
ests. And when tho moral ideas aro !
challangcd hy the missionary fervor 1
of both liberty and religion, and tho 1
commercial interests are patent and
towering, tho result of tho poll bat
tle ouglit nover to havo been in
doubt. It is easy to seo this now as ;
it is all over. It should have been ?
clear before. ?
J do not think that tire Kepubli- :
can majority, groat as it ?B, fully
illustrates the strength of tho ex
Thousands of expansionist!*-and
I am ono of them-followed tho 1
Hag of Democracy for the issues
that it carried which seemed greater
and deeper than any commercial j
The normal Democratic majority <
in Georgia is about 05,000. The re- 1
turns this morning indicate about i
?10,000 majority. Tho '25,00v- silent
voters in my judgment, aro ex- i
pensionista. And behind these arc
some 25,000 other votes that would
follow the tlag to tho Kast, if they 1
could go without treason to Democ
I believe that the thinking South
is for expansion. There is every
material reason why it should be.
No section of the Republic has so
great a commercial stake in tho
trade of the East. We have been
war-wasted and poor. While the East
ern and Middle States have rioted
for half a century in prosperity, we
have travailed in the struggle for re
cuperation from poverty and desola
To our staple and material pro
ducts the open markets of China and
the Pacific islands make the indus
trial light in the East. They shine
with golden promise to our farms
and factories and mines.
More than this. Tho establish
ment of our national power and in
fluence in these Pacifio seas is tho
only possible guarantee which tho
futuro holds for the completion of
the Nicaraguan canal. That great
enterprise has been for '20 years the
plaything of lobbyists in the Houses
of Congress. Tho American flag in
the Philippines makes its completion
imperative and sure.
And when that im pe lal waterway
links the two imperial oceans of the
world, these Guli and Southeastern
States become the geographical cen
ter of thc world's commerce-with
all the measureless impetus which
that tremendous fact will give to her
seaport cities and to her inland trade.
What people, thou, have so vast
au interest in tho "flag in the East,"
as wc have, and if materialism he tho
god of this age, is it any wonder that
votaries should follow in thousands
whore his mercenary banner leads?
Mark you, I do not say that the
South is in favor of imperialism as
Air. Bryan defines it. There is no
endorsement herc of colonies of
slaves and of pro-consuls enriched
with spoils. All the instinct and
traditions of Cowpens and King's
Mountain would rebel at that.
Hut there was somehow the per
vading hope that the McKinley
policy, in its fuller evolution, wouid
conserve all these Republican ideals,
and on thc other hand, thc pervad
ing apprehension that Bryan in his
strenuous zeal for liberty, might
loose the substance whilo he bound
Since, then, tho policy which
wraps our highest interests has won
-without co-operation or consent
it is high time that the business South
should speak its mind to thoso who
represent it in tho national legisla
ture. We are free now from thc
immediate fealty to party which
bound our tongues. Our political
cairne has been staked and lost. Wo
arc at liberty to find ourselves among
new conditions. Thc way of our
material welfare is plain. Lot ns
summon our public servants to help
us "work thc road." Let us make
basti; to "make friends to ourselves
of the mammon ol' unrighteousness,
that when wc die they may receive
us into everlasting habitation."
For Bryan and his groat battle
there is increasing love and admira
tion. No cause in tho republic has
had an abler or a nobler leader than
the cause and thc man just fallen
by the ballot. Timo will vindicate
the cause and tho man who fought
Somewhere, somehow, at somo
time ho will riso again.
To me his worth is undiminished,
his prestige all unbrokon.
Ile is tho last tribuno of tho com
mon people, and ho is grandor and
dearer in defoat than he would havo
boon in viotory.-Hon. John Temple
Graves, in Atlanta Nows.
King Cotton's Latest.
It has boen discovered that cotton
seed hull? moko a superior paper and
this, if correct, will add another lau
rel loaf to thc crown of King Cotton.
But this ia not all. Hero COUICB Pro
fessor Thomas, of New Orleans, who
alaims, with apparent certainty, that
bo has, as a chemical expert, discov
ared a method whoreby cotton seed
oil can supplant or successfully com
peto with linseed oil. As over #250,
1)00,000 worth of linseed oil is con
sumed in this country annually, tho
importance of this discovery may bo
The hist process of Prof. Thomas
was to remove Ibo gum from the oil.
This ho accomplished, but tho oil,
uven in that condition, would not
tlry. This difficulty was finally over
come and now wo are on the evo of
having a cheap substitute for linseed
oil, which soils for 76 cents a gallon
ordinarily and lias reached at times
nearly ono dollar. Experiments
made by painters with Prof. Thomas'
oil have demonstrated its superiority
to tho linseed oil in common uso by
painters. This must prove of inter
est to cotton oil men, and they may
put themselves in communication
with Prof. Thomas.
Meanwhile old King Cotton finds
himself moro and moro of a monarch.
At one period, ho was supposed to
have been dethroned, but his triumph
is all the greater for a little down
fall. Long live, tho King 1
How's* Tills 1
Wo oiTor Ono Hundred Dollar? Howard
for any caso of catarrh that cannot bo
cured by Hall's Catarrh Curo.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Wo, tho undersigned] havo known F.
J. Cheney for tho last 15 years, and bo
liovo Him porfectly bonorablo in all busi
ness transactions and (iuancially able to
carry out any obligations made by their
Wost & Truax, Wbolcsalo Druggist?,
Wabling, Rinnan & Marvin, Wbolc
salo Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon tho blood and
mucous surfaces of tho systom. Price,
7?)C per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Hall's Family Pills aro tho best.
Stato Hospital for tho Insane.
There is one public institution in |
South Carolina that is well patron
ized-thc State Hospital for the In
Bane. The daily average attendance,
if wc should so speak, last year was
barely over 1,000, but this year the
average will bo over 1,010 a day.
Mr. August Kohn says in tho News
and Courier that the records "show
that the great increase has been
since 1870. This is accounted for
first by the large increase in thc
negro population of thc hospital
for the insane until 1870 the coun
ties had to pay the expenses of pa
tientB Bout to the hospital, whereas,
now tho Stato hears thc expenses
directly and the county authorities
feel very m neb freer to unload pa
tients on the State, and they send
patients on there who ought to lie
kept at homo or in tho poor house,
if no other place can be provided,
Tlie problem of housing all of these
patients is becoming quite serious
and the State will have to take care
of the situation soon and provide
qu ar tors instead of building here and
there to meet present needs. It has
only been by close economy and
scrupulous caro of every cent, that
Dr. Babcock and the board of regents
have been able to come out anything
liko even at the end of each year
with the appropriations made.-An
derson Daily Mail.
You can't afford to risk your lifo i.y
allowing a cough or a cold to develop
into pneumonia or consumption. Ono
Minuto Cough Cure will euro throat and
lung troubles quicker than any other
preparation known. Many doctors uso
it as a specific for grippe. It is an in
fallible romodyior croup. Children liko
it and mothors ondorso it. J. W. Roll,
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Codifying tho Laws.
Hon. J. E. Brea/.eale, State, code
commissioner, is now and has been
for some time busily engaged in
compiling the State's laws. Ho ex
pects to have his work completed
and in tho hands of the printers in
ample time for tho whole to be sub
mitted to tho next General Assembly,
which will bc called upon to pass
upon it. This work is not only ar
duous and tedious, but it requires
great care. Mr. Brea/.eale's knowl
odgo of tho law and his experience
as a legislator, as well as his familiar
ity with such work, is sufiioiont to
instiro an accurate and satisfactory
codification of thc multitudinous acts
of our legislative bodies.-Anderson
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They willsurely cure all diseases
oftbe stomacb, liver or bowels.
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For sick headache, dyspepsia,
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The powers insist that they must
seo tho Chincso officials who lead in
tho Boxer movement at tho gold
leaf, which is tho means that the
princes of that country tako to entci
Dead Men's Feasts.
Among tho thousands of bodies
smolder, og in tho pottor's field of]
this city there is not one of a China
man. So jealous aro tho local Celes
tials of tho hereafter that they permit I
no dead follow to go to his rest in '
disgrace. Thoro is something of sel
fishness in this, as well ns altruism, I
for each feels that with his love for |
gambling, and tho consequent uncer
tainty of fortune, he himself may dio
without money, and that if any ono
is allowed to go to the pottor's field
it may he himself.
A Chinaman will die in peace if he
haB tho assuranco that his bones will
ono day reBt in tho homo land. This
eagerness to go homo even in tho
bone ?B at tho bottom of all thc chari
table work of tho six companies.
That none may feel that bia body isl
tho object of charity, the companies
take caro of all, whotl) ?r rich or poor,
and thc aamo formalities aro gono
through with whatever the fortune
of tho dead man may be.
, New York Chinamen aro buried
in Greenwood or in Cypress Hill. In
each of these cemeteries a plot is Bet |
aside for thom. In Greenwood tho
plot is of perhaps an acre in extent.
It is fenced witli iron. As ono en
ters thc gate he comes upon a large I
marble slab some livo feet high. It j
bcarB thc names in Chinese charac
ters of the three societies that main
tain tho grounds. It is Hanked with
littlo marble stones, a foot tall and
eight inches wide, each at tho head
of a grave, and each bearing the
name, age and date of death of a de
parted Celestial. Most of the stones
bear other inscriptions that tell
brielly some pathetic incident in the I
lifo of the person WIIOBC body lies]
All the stones, and especially the
big one, are stained with the smoke
of incense and with the grease of
thousands of roasted chickens and
pigs that have been left there to feed
tho souls of the dead in their long
journey to tho land of the hereafter
These souls may linger about the
front gato of Paradise, even if they
arrive from New York, hut they may
not enter until they satisfy the gate
man that their bones are in China.
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s your tongue coated? Bad taste
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They cure constipation, bilious
ness, sick headache, nausea, and
dyspepsia. For 60 years they lifivc
been the Standard Family Pills.
Prk? 25 cents. All Druggist*.
" I havo taken Ayor'a Pills regularly for
?tx months. Thoy liavo eurea mo ??f a
8ovoro headache,and I can now walk from
two to four miles wit lion t K''t t Inf; tired or
out of breath, something Iliavo not buen
alilo to do for many yeitrfl."
Si K, WAI.wornt, I
.Inly 13, 1800. Salem, Mass. I
Tho Orphans' Day.
Thursday, November 20th, is the
orphans'day ! Give, brother, with
all your heart, because thc Lord has
blessed you. There are plenty of
orphanages to remember, help your
own, and then remember Unit there
aro two hundred orphans at tho
Thornwoll Orphanage, Clinton, S.
C., drawn from every Southern State
and somo Northern, and oven from
"thc isles of tho sea." They are
from many denominations of Chris
tians as well as from non-Christian
parentage. Bot eft of parents, they
are alone in the wicked world, for
gotten, perhaps, in the localities from
which they came, but loved and
cared for and trained for future use
fulness by faithful teachers and ma
trons. Taught a trade, and given
mental training as well, they leave
their orphan homo to care for them
selves. Send your spare gifts to the
Thornwoll Orphanage, Clinton, S. C.
If you want the best Hour in this conn
try buy Roxane, highest patent and
Raker's Choice fancy patent, and you will
kcop poaeo in your family. .J. iv J, S
(Carter, Westminster, S. C."
Profils'Ol tho Disponsary.
Columbia, S. C., November 1(>.
The official report of tho legislative
examining committee as to the con
dition and operation of the State
Dispensary for tho quarter ending
August Hist, has been filed with the
Governor. The committee speaks
highly of the new management and
tho system employed. The assets
wore $626,829, including among tho
main items $142,608 cash in bank !
$100,080 stock on hand in the State
Dispensary ; $210,141 merchandise
in hands of county dispensers. Kx
penscB ami losses were $65,647 ;
gross profits $87,272.
Some inquiry is made as to what
Senator Tillman's pitchfork did for
Bryan, One thing certain, a pitch
fork is not worth a continental
against such a landslide as that of
the Otb of Novemhor.
A Horriblo Crimo.
John Tindall King, n white man
about forty-fivo years of ago, of An
derson county, living near Piedmont,
wa? arrested inst week and lodged in
jail, charged with tho horriblo orimo
of incest and assault with intent to
ravish. Tho crime waa committed
with his sixteen-year-old daughter.
Ho practically admits his guilt and
says whiskey did it. His family
connections aro among the promi
nent people in Anderson county.
Thoro was much indignation among
King's neighbors and lynching was
discussed without excitement, but it
was finally decided to let tho law
take its co MSO.
Wo aro now receiving ono of tho largest
and host selected stock of dry goods,
dress goods, shoes, hats, clothing, bard
ware, crockery, glassware ami grocorios.
Como and got bargains. J. & J, ?5. Car
tor, Westminster, ?3. C.
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Ono Brothor-in-Law Kills tho Other.
Houston Joyner, of Kastovor, has
delivered himself to tho sheriff of
Richland county. Ile shot and
killed Wash Hodges at Eastover, S.
C., ono morning last week. Tho
mon arc brothers-in-law and had
blood had existed between tho two
for some time.
The anti-Sunday funeral question
is being warmly agitat3d in Louis
Two counties in Georgia went Re
publican. Tho South is not so solid
There ?B a report in circulation
that Bryan will turn Presbyterian
In a light in a church yard at
Clifton, S. C., on November 11th,
Pasco Bradley was killed and Thomas
Gibson wounded. Tho row caused
The Chief of tho Naval Bureau
says that this country needs a great
many more men to man the ships.
Wo have good ships, but aro Bhort
on men to run them.
As an evidence of prosperity in
the country the attention of thc peo
ple is called to the fact that Stand
ard Oil stock has advanced several
points since the election.
President McKinley has commuted
to life imprisonment the sentence of
J. M. Hanson, an Alaskan Indian,
condemned to death for the murder
of Hurt and Florence Morton.
Fire totally destroyed tito plant
of the Appleton Manufacturing com
pany of Geneva 111., on November 15.
Loss, $(260,000, Thc company manu
factured farming machinery.
According to despatches from Se
bastopol tho C/ar of Russia's illness
is due to poisoning. The report says
Nihilists obtained access to thc im
perial kitchen and mixed poison with
The machinery in thc new Samp
son mill of tireen ville is about all
placed. Tho smokestack will bo
completed in a couple of weeks.
Then 10,000 moro spindles will ho
humming in the suburbs of Green
lion. Soaborn Wright, avery ablo
and consistent leader of the temper
ance movement in Georgia, has intro
duced into the Legislature of his
State a bill providing for a State
Dispensary law similar to that now
in force in South Carolina.
ll. It. II. Alb-rt Edward, Prince
of Wales, at thc request of tho no
ble Queen, his mother, has consented
to set his face against thc docking of
horses' tails. Groat is the influence
of royalty ! It can be mado to servo
a good purpose at times. N
John Scaley, treasurer of thc Gal
veston, Texas, relict fund, makes the
following statement : Donations re
ceived from October '25th to Novem
ber Kith, $118,861, of which $6,771
was received through Mayor Jones.
Previously acknowledged, $1,110,
808 ; total to date, $1,158,719.
All the church folk of Richmond,
Va., are interested in tho decision of
a Jewish and Baptist congregation
there to celebrate Thanksgiving Day
by a joint service. Some time ago
the Grov? Avenue Baptist church,
one of tho most costly churches in
Richmond, was destroyed by lire.
Many offers of places in which to
meet were tendered the congregation,
and it was decided to accept tho
offer of Beth Aliaba congregation
there. The Jewish congregation in
vited the Baptists to meet with them
on Thanksgiving Day and the offer
has been accepted. No creed will be
knowi. al this joint service.
Postumster General Emory Smith
has framed his estimates to be sub
mitted to Congress and will ask an
aggregate of about $121,000,000 as
thc appropriation for the entire ser
vice for tho liscal year ending Juno
:io, 1002. This includes an estimate
of $8,600,000 for tho rural delivery
service. By the close of thc fiscal
year 4,800 rural delivery routes
throughout the United States will
hilve been established, and the gene
ral extension contemplated for next
year will involve about 4,500 addi
both makers and circulators of coun
terfeits commit fraud. Honest mon will
not deceivo you into buying worthless
eotintorfoits Of DoWitt's Witch lla/.ol
Salve. Tho original is infallible for cur
ing piles, injuries, COZOlha and skin dis
eases. J. W. Holl.
Tho appropriation for rural freo deliv
ery mail service, which tho Hostmastor
Honorai will ask from Congres? for tho
next liscal year, will ho upward of ton
and a half million dollars, as it is pro
posed to extend tho service to all parts
of tho country.