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BY ?JAYNES, SHELOIt, SMITH & STECK.
WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLI NA, DEO. 5, 7 DOO.
NEW SERIES, NO. 14=0.-VOLUME LI.-NO. 40.
O - W - J3 A. X
A Trip lo Glonvillc, N. C.
Editors Courier: On tho morning of
tlio 13th instant, in company with my
son J, lt. T., wo started for GlonviUo, X.
C., via Cum bottoms. Tho new road,
known as the Sapphire road, is getting
in bad condition. If the county officials
don't seo after it and have it worked it
will soon bo impassable. We reached
-Whitewater about noon; stopped, fed
our horse and ate lunch. The roads on
tho North Carolina side are much better
and wo made faster timo. Wo reached
.Jnshior's about fi p. M.
Tho first thing of interest that wo
noticed was an old saw mill-and old
sash saw mill-sawing lumber. We saw
this mill back in tho (in's. Most of the
old buildings are gone, and new ones
have taken their place. The old Zachary
bouse Still stands. Ceo. M.Colo has a
lino store house, and is doing a general
merchandise business. Wo stoppod a
fow minutes with Mr. Kiley Ho >por. Ile
is tho samo jovial Kiley that ho was
back in tho (io's when we li isl knew him.
Ho is ready at any time for a horse swap.
Noxt was Mr. McAdams'. Ile keeps a
first-class hotol for tho accommodation
of summer tourists. Next is Mr. P.
Rochester. Ho is postmaster and runs a
Wo then proceeded on our journey,
crossed thc Hine Ridgo. We then started
down stream. Hero Wm. Kuchanan is
operating a saw mill on Hurricane creek.
It is tho roughest place we have ever
scon for a saw mill. Tho logs aro
snaked down tho mountain sido with
Wo arrived at my sister's (Mrs. A. T.
Moody) about sundown, and spent the
night very pleasantly. The wind blew
hard all night. Wednesday, tho 1 Ith, wo
sot out up Norton creek, some throe or
four miles to the wool t ards of S. I,. Mo
Quire, run by his son, W. C. McGuire
Wo spout several hours very pleasantly
with him. Wo returned to my sister's
for dinner. In the afternoon, with W.
J. Moody for our guille, we set out for
Upper Hamburg, over a rough road. We
arrived at N. A. Husk's, our brother-in
law, about dark. Ho lives on Cedar
crook, under Class Kock, and spent the
night very pleasantly with him. Here I
think thc road stops, hut they say not. 1
did not go any farther. On the 15th wo
wont back the same trail and proceeded
to the beautiful little tow n of Glenville.
The business men ot the town are: W.
A. Fowler & Son, H. J. Moody, .John
Nicholson. ll, ,i. Moody is als? post
master. The hotel is burned down, but
Mrs. P.I hort Watson runs a hoarding
house. The High School is presided
over by Prof. Chas. Cooper, from!
Whiter, Swayne county, North Carolina.
Tho farmers around Glenville aro indus
trious, hard-working people. They have
plenty, and make corn t>> sell. They
raise cabbage, turill ps and all kinds oil
vegetables they want to. Mr. Alfred
Wilson lias line corn, so have others.
Mr. .). I). Frasier, of OcoilOO, has
moved out there and is running some
mills for Mr. Jasper .lennings. I
Friday, the Kith, at lo A. M.. we started
for home, leaving the good people of
Glenville for a while, hoping to see them
again. Wt .vant to go back in the spring
and carry our fishing tackle and stay a
week or so. If WO ever move to the
mountains we will never pitch our tent
this side the lillie Itidge. We reached
home about dark the loth. McKinley is
elected, but the water on the other side
of the Kine ItidgO runs north just tin-,
same. J. I,. TALI.KY.
Little Kiver, S. C., Novembor 28, 1(100.
At Clifton, Spartanburg county,
on Novombcr 28th, lid ward Coleman
shot and mortally wounded I'is bro?
thor, Tom. They are negroes and
the shooting was tho result of fl
family row in which their wives
A TEXAS WONDER.
Hall's (?real Discovery for Kidney and
Ono small bottle of Hall's Great Dis
covery cures all kidney and bladder I rou
bles, removes gravel, cures diabetes,
seminal emissions, weak and lame hacks,
rheumatism and all irregularities of the
kidneys and bladder in both men and
women. Regulates bladder troubles in
children. If not sold by your druggist,
will be sent by mail Oil I'OCOipl ol $1,00,
Ono small bottle is two months' treat
ment, and w ill (Mire any case above men
tioned. Dr. F.. W. Hall, sole mamilar
turor, P, O. Kox (120, St. Louis. Mo.
Send for testimonials. Sold by all
St. Louis, Mo., .lune 28| l>!,!t - This is
to certify that my wife has been troubled
with pain in her hack and left hip for
years and that in less than ten days after
taking Dr. F.. W. Hall's Kidney Medi
cine all pain had li ft, and she feels like
a new woman. I). W. ('AHI,isl,K,
Clerk M., K. Si T. K. I,'.,
103 N. Broadway.
^ ?*?iSTOPitlt r?c to mju,
J Iv IN I ?. Tri T ,
rt, S. C.
An Intui?sting Historical Document.
Tho readers of Tun COUUIKK will b
interested in reading tho "rrospoct'.is'
which was published just after tho wai
preparatory to resuming tho publicatioi
of this tlmo-honorcd journal by Mo?srf
Kol-nt A. Thompson, W. II. Holcomb
and Hobort Young, Suffice it to say tba
tho subscriptions and contributions 0
"bacon" ard "barter" were suflloiontl
enoouragin ? to the then proprietors t
induce thom to resume the publicatioi
which has continued over sinco withon
F.vcnts, over which we had no con tro
caused the suspension of the publicatio
' of TlIK COUItlKlt.
lt is manifestly to the interest of til
pooplo, at all times, to have a Distrit
Journal, through which thc latest into
ligonoo may be disseminated; ant
more especially at this timo, when
radical change is to be made in 01
constitution and laws. Proolamatiot
and military onie: ), affecting most ii
tensely thc destiny of our people, ai
appearing almost daily, and of wilie
they have no means of being informet
Tho work of restoring the State to i
former relations with thc Federal Go
ern m ont has already commenced, and
is highly important, to the people <
l'ickens, to be Informed of the progroi
of tho changes imposed by dire ncce
sity upon us.
To this end we propose to rocom mon<
tho publication of Tho Courier, if still
ciont inducement is odored to warral
the undertaking, tho paper to be on
half the size of The Courier in lsiio.
We have no mails. To securo thc ci
dilation of The Courier tin public sp!
ited citizens of each neighborhood ct
make up clubs ami by . .r.i send oat
week for their papers, lt is proposed
issue the first number on Saturday, tl
10th of August. Three hundred sn
sc ri hers aro necessary to warrant t l
Terms, for threo months, 1"> cents
Federal euri ency, or in provisions at tl
following rates: Three pecks corn, lu
bushel wheat, twenty pounds Hour, hi
bushel rye, six chickens, six dozen cgu,
live pounds butter, Hvo pounds baco
live pounds lard.
Necessity compels us to insist up
advance* payment in all cases.
These lists will be returned to us Oil
before thc Kith August.
UOH'T A. THOMPSON, )
W. ll. IIof.co.Miii-:, [ Proprietor
Kon'r YOUNO, )
l'ickens C. H., July, 1805.
1 Ves, August Plow?r still has the la
' est sale of any medicine in tho civilis
world. Vour mot hers and graildmothi
never thought of using anything else I
indigestion and biliousness. Doo ti
were scarce, and they seldom heard
appendicitis, nervous prostration
heart failure, etc. They used Aug
Flower to clean out tho system and si
fermentation of undigested food, rcj
late th. action of the liver, st ?mill
I the nervous ami organic action of I
i system, and that is all they took wi
feeling dull and bad w ith headaches (I
Other aches. Voil only need a few do
of Croon's August Flower, in liq1
form, to make you satisfied there
nothing serious the matter with y
For Salo by J. II. Darby, Druggist.
To Bc an Impressive Ccromony.
The corner stone of tho administr?t
building of the South Carolina In!
State and West Indian Kxposition \
be laid in Charleston oh December ll
during the Annual Convention of
League of Ame. .can Municipalities.
pressive ceremonies will mark the I
mal beginning of work Oil tho great bu
itig. The (Iralld Dodge of Masons
.South Carolina and all honorary 1
presidents of ibo Fx position Comp:
liave been invited for the ceremony,
interesting feat ure of the Opening
will ho the attendance of a party
twelve prominent, moil from New Vi
who have consented to act asan advis
hoard for Mr. I trad ford I.. Gilbert, ar
tod i ri chief of the exposition. Tl
will be a grand military ovO?it lu Ol
teston on the day the corner-stone is !
and addresses will be made by men
distinction, (luv. Mcsweeney, of So
Carolina; Dov. Candler, of Goorgia,
Halted SlatesSonator Tillman will spi
The festivities will bc ended with a I
(pict (Hi the evening of December i
at willoh thc praises of the oxpOfti
will he sung. Owing to thc fact, that
Mayors' Convention will tie in ses:
there on December I lili it was (hoi
wise to have the corner-stone coromo
willie these distinguished municipal
leers aie in ('ballest?n. The m00tin
the mayors will bring together a l?
party from all parts of the United St
and Canada, and tint programme wil
lilied with live and important tc
I which will be of interest to all tho c
of the com.try.
CENSUS ANO LEGISLATURE.
Effoci of County Representation In tho Hnuso
in 1902-Oconoe Holds Two.
Mr. August Kobo, tho Columbia cor
respondent to tho Now? and Courier,
says: There aro sumo interesting facts to
bo gained from tho publication of tho
county populations in roforonco to ropro
sontation in tho I.ogislaturo. Outsidoof
that feat ure, however, tho fact is devel
oped that cotton mills do not increase
tho population of counties to a groat ox
tout, but it docB of tho towns. This iu
dicatoB that a largo part of tho county
population is ''.ri. va to tho factory towns.
Tho fact is o lorvablo in tho uppor part
of the State, ..boro tho cotton mill indus
try has assumed its largest proportions.
Hut tlioso 'o matters of speculation
mostly, and Vt hat will bo of equal intor
ost, at lonst to politicians, is tho repre
sentation of tho various counties In tho
Legislature of 1902.
Tho total population of tho Stato is
1,840,810, ami tho number of Represen
tatives in tho llouso is fixed at 124. This
will give one Representativo for ovory
10,809 inhabitants tinder this plan
Charleston will loso one Representative,
she having nine in tho House
Sc?.tton i of Article ?1 of tho Constitu
tion of 1S0?, which is devoted to tho
Legislative department is as follows: "In
assigning Representatives to tho sovoral
counties tho Conoral Assembly shall
allow ono Representativo to ovory ono
hundred and twenty-fourth part of tho
inhabitants of tho Stato: Provided, that
if in tho apportionment of Representa
tives any county shall appear not to bo
ontitlod, from its portionmont of Repre
sentatives, any county shall, nevertheless,
send ono Representative, and if there bo
still a dofloiouoy in thc numborof Repre
sentativos, required by .Section ?1 of this
article, such deficiency shall ho supplied
by assigning Representatives of thoso
counties having tho largest surplus frac
Section ? provides that no apportion
ment of Representatives shall take off oct
until tho general election, which will
succeed such Apportionment.
According to this tho representation in
tho 1002 Conoral Assembly will boas fol
Abbovillo, Sj Aiken, 8, And ono fora
majority fraction of 0,555; Anderson, ?;
Hamberg, 1, and I for a majority fraction
6f 7,487; Harnwell,:!; Beaufort, 3; Berke
ley, '2, and 1 for a majority fraction of
8,830; Charleston, 8; Onorokoo, 1, and 1
for a majority fraction of 10,550; Ches
ter, 2, and 1 for a fraction of 0,008; Ches
terfield, 1, and 1 for a fraction of 9,592;
Clarendon, 2, and 1 for a majority frac
tion of 7,500; Colloton, ;!; Darlington, 2,
and I for a fraction of 10,770; Dorches
ter, 1 ; Kdgcfiold, 2; Fairfield, 2, and 1
for a fraction of 7,S(>7; Florence 2, and I
fora fraction of 0,850; Georgetown, 2;
G roon vii lo, I, and 1 fora majority frac
tion of 0,254; G roon wood, 2, and 1 for a
fraction of 0,725; Hampton, 2; florry, 2;
Kershaw, 2; Lancaster, 2; Laurens, :i;
Lexington, 2; Marion, :>; Marlboro, 2,
and 1 for a majority fraction of 8,504;
Oconco, 2; Orangoburg, ">; Pickens, I,
and 1 for a fraction of 8,500; Richland. 4;
Saluda, 1, and 1 fora majority fraction
of 8,157; Spartanburg, it; Sumter, 4, and
1 for a fraction of 8,001 ; Union, 2; Wil
liamsburg, 2, and 1 for a fraction of
10,017; York, 3, and 1 fora fraction of
Tho preset.' representation is as fol
lows: Abbovillo, a; Aiken, .'!; Anderson,
.">; Hamberg, 2; Harnwell, :?; Beaufort, 5;
Berkeley, 4; Charleston, !>; Chorokco, 2;
Chester, 3; Chesterfield, 2; Clarendon, 2;
Colloton, .1; Darlington, ?I; Dorchester, I;
Kdgcfiold, ?5; Fairfield, :?; Florence, ?5;
Georgetown, 2; Groonvillo, 5; Green
wood, 2; Horry, 2; Hampton, 2; Ker
shaw, 2; Lancaster, 2; Laurens, .'5; Lex
ington, 2; Marion, !i; Marlboro, .1; New
berry, :!; Oconoe, 2; Orangoburg, 5;
Pickens, 2; Richland, 4; Saluda, 2;
Spartanburg, 5; Sumter, 5; Union, ?5;
Williamsburg, 3; York, 4.
Tho counties which may probably gain
in representation are: Aiken, Green
wood, Clarendon and Spartanburg. Thoso
which will probably lose arc Charleston,
Berkeley, Beaufort, Kdgeliold and
Many porsons have had the exporionco
of Mr. Peter Sherman, of North Strat
ford, N. H., who says, "For years I suf
fered torturo from chronic Indigestion,
but Kodol Dyspepsia ('uro made a wel?
man of me." It. digests what, you eat
and is a certain cure for dyspepsia and
every form of stomach troublo, It gives
relief at once even in tho worst cases,
and can't help but do you good.
J. W. Boll.
Will Servo (ho Lepers
A number of Franciscan Sisters will
leave this country next week for tho
lop?r settlement at Molokai, in tho Ha
waiian Islands, lt is learned from the
Kev. Fathor God troy Schilling, superior
of tho Franciscans in Washington, that
these Sisters intend to devote their future
lives in behalf of the lepers and probably
will never return to their homes in the
United States. The leader of this band
is Mother Ann M. Schilling, of Syracuse,
N. Y., a relativo nf tho Franciscan sup
erior here, although for somo years past
she has labored among tho poor in
Louisville, Ky. Sho and her companions
will start, from San Francisco direct to
Hawaii, bearing with them, it is said,
the special blessing of Pope. I.i*o XIII.
An industrial school for the lepers' bone
lit will be started under the Special caro
of ibo Franciscan Sisters.
Do not think for a
single moment that
ever otrlkc you a
sudden blow. Itdoes
not come that way.
It creeps Ita way
aiong. First you
think it ls a little cold,
nothing hut a little hnokin?
"cough: then a little loss In
weight; then a harder cough ; then
tho fever and tho night sweats.
Better stop thc disease while it
is yet creeping. Bettor cure your
cough today. You can do it with
Thc pressure on thc chost ls
lifted, that feeling of suffocation ls
removed, and you are cured. You
cnn atop that little cold with a 25c.
bottle; harder coughs will nood a
50c. size; if it's on tho lungs thc
ono dollar size will bc most
" I confidently rocoininend A ynr'a Cherry
Pectoral to ult my patrons. I um UMIUK
lt nov/ in lily own family, forty yearn
ago l feel sure lt flavor! my life"
A. H. KinaoN, M.I).,
,1am 4,1808, Kort 51adlton, Iowa.
The Spartanburg Journal of last
Wednesday contained tho following :
"Judgo lionot jolted Charleston very
hard this morning. In sentencing
Kd. Hailey, a young whito man, to
twolvo months on tho chaingang for
soiling whiskey, ho gavo tho most
moaning and direct judicial arraign
ment the notorious lawlessness of
that city has yet received. Tho re
marks of tho Judgo wore frauk.
Judgo Benet said : 'VTou have m ado
a mistake. There is a locality on
tho opposite sido of tho Stato from
Spartanburg whoro you can sell
liquor with impunity and whero
grand juries won't present guilty
parties, and petit juries won't con
vict, where you cai alt and smilo at
the plainest, most convincing evi
dence against you. If you must
supply that always great demand for
wbiskoy emigrate to that favored
locality. It is not hero. In this
Piedmont country jurors do their
duty and tho law is observed.' "
Wives Fought Two.
Tampa, Fla., November 27.-W.
J. Hailey, railroad agont at Mango,
Fla., shot and killod Haul Huct, a
Frenchman, in a duel at that plaeo.
Iluet was employed by Hailey to do
some work on his farm. Ile wa,s
ordered to stop tho work on account
of its not being satisfactory. Iluet
became enraged at this and it is al
leged threatened to do Hailey vio
lence. Hailey returned to his homo
for a gun. Iluet ran to his homo
on a similar mission. Mrs. Hailoy
followed her husband, armed with a
pistol. Mrs. linet followed her hus
band similarly armed. When tho
party met both men raised guns,
it is alleged, and Hailoy shot first,
killing linet instantly. Mrs. Hailey
and Mrs. linet was in tho meantime
fighting with revolvers, Mrs. Iluet
severely beating Mrs. Bailey over
the head and painfully wound
ing her. After the homicide Hailey
cooly carried his wile home, gave
her medical attention, and then
telegraphed to thc officers to come
If you want tho bcBt Hour in this conn
try buy Itoxano, highost patont and
Baker's Choice fancy patent and you will
keep poaco in your family. .1. it J. S
Carter, Westminster, 8. C.
Robbed a Bank.
Emden, 111., November 428.- Four
masked men wreoked tho Hank of
Emden carly to-day. It is stated
they secured all thc funds of the
hank, between three and four thou
sand dollars. When the robbers dis
charged the first blast of dynamite,
the explosion aroused John Alberts,
four blocks away. Alberts hurried
to the bank. One of tho robbers
was on guard in thc street, and he
seized Alberts, wdio was bound hand
and foot and dragged into tho bank,
where he witnessed tho gang drilling
into the vault door.
When tho fuse was lighted the
robbers stepped outside and Alberts
lay in the corner when it went off.
Ile was not seriously injured, how
ever. Tho second blast unhinged the
vault doors and tho robbers made off
with all the cash. .Securing a hand
car they pulled in tho direction of
Delaven. There they were met by
Night Patrolman .Sanford who at
tempted to arrest them. Ono robber
fired and Sanford full mortally
wounded. Outside the town thc
men boarded a passenger train on
the Chicago and Alton road. All
traces of them are lost.
The most effective little liver pills made
aro DoWitt's Little Karly Kisors. They
novor gripe. J. W. Bell.
A Remarkable Coincidence
Mr. T.K. Luckie, of I) troit, Mich.,
has sent us thc following interesting
reminiscence of tho Second Manns
sns, which narrates an incident of
the battle with which somo of our
readers are already familiar :
In the year 1868 four gentlemen
(Mitered their sons at a boarding
school at Cokesbury, in South Caro
lina. They had been for years inti
m?t-! friends, and wore clergymen in
the Methodist church. Theso boys
remained at this school as room
mates and class-mates for two years
and entered Wofford College, stand
ing relatively first, second, third and
fourth in a large class. They re
mained in this institution four years
and were room-mates all the time,
graduating relatively, first, second,
third and fourth.
They entered a law office in Spnr
tanburg and studied law under the
same chancellor. The war broke
out and they entered Jenkins' Bille
regiment S. C. V. (Capt. Jos. Wal
ker's company) and were messmates
in tho same company. Doing near
the same height they stood together
ns comrades in battle in this regi
ment. At tho second battle of Ma
Itassas a shell from the Federal bat
tery fell in tile ranks of this com
pany, killing these four boys and no
others in thc company.
They are buried on the battlefield,
and sleep together in tho same grave.
Their names are Capers, McSwain,
Smith and Dunenn and they were
tho sons of Bishop Capers, Kev. Dr.
McSwain, Kev. Dr. Whiteford Smith
and Kev. Dr. Duncan, of Virginia.
This grave is marked by a granite
cross enclosed with an iron fence.
Knited States Senator Cushman
Kellog Davis, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs, died at
his home in St. Paul, Minnesota, on
November 'JSth. His death was in
directly duo to a poisoned foot.
DR. WHITSITT BOLDER.
He Doclares That the Southern Baptists Aro
Divided as to Whether They Are Protestants.
Hov. Dr. William H. Whitsitt,
lato President of tho Southern Bap
tist Theological Seminary, m ado a
notable address before tho Baptist
Congress, which has boen in session
at Richmond, Va., in which ho ad
horod to bis old position with refer
ence to Baptist history, which cre
ated such a controversy in tho de
nomination, and his utterances were
oven bolder than hcrotoforo. Dr.
WhitSitt said :
"Southern Baptists are divided in
sentiment. Ono party asserts that |
Baptists aro not 1'rolOBtants ; tho
other assorts that no man can bc
a Baptist except in name only, who
is not also a Protestant. To hold
and teach the doctrine of a universal
spiritual church which, only with re
spect of the internal work of the
spiritual truth of gra.ep; may be
called invisible, is alike a mark of
Protestant and of Baptist faith. To
deny that doctrine is understood to
be a mark of Somanism. Many
Southern Baptists deny that doc
trine. Thc doctrine that baptism is]
essential to salvation appeared
shortly after tho apostolic age, and
brought, in its wake a baptism of ne
cessity, which, in all ages, has been
commonly performed by aspersion
and effusion. It was not long be
fore thc distinctive principle of bap
tism began by this means to be over
"The last man who is shown to
havo held and practiced it was
Manus, who wrote a letter to Cy
prian, of Carthage, about the year
225, in which he appears to have ad
vocated the Baptist contention. After
that dato, though many churches
and parties held and practiced im
mersion, no record has ever yet been
discovered of any who held and
practiced that it is essential to bap
tism until the Baptists were restored
in 1641. Furthermore, historic tes
timony regarding tho re-introduc
tion of immersion in 1641, after the
rite, had long been disused, was
abundant, definite, circumstantial,
consistent and quite as conolu
B?VC as thc historic testimony
that Napoleon tho First was named
Emperor of Prance in 1804. It is
rejeeted by our Baptists who aro not
Protestants, but that is merely the
result of their substantially Catholic
Dr. Whitsitt declared : "So far ns
present research has gone, no Bap
tist has been found between A. I).
2?G and 1641, yet the exigencies of
'die Baptists who are not Protestants
absolutely require that a chain of
Baptists shall be demonstrated to
exist in the actual succession for
every day of that period."
We are now receiving one of the largest
and best selected stock of dry goods,
dress gooda, shoos, hats, clothing, hard
ware, crockery, glassware and groceries.
Conic and get bargains. J. & J. S. Car
tor, Westminster, S. C.
What Hurt Him Most.
Private .John Allen, the famous
member of Congress from Mississ
ippi, by a simple story, once killed
absolutely an elaborate, venomous
sectional speech and so thoroughly
discounted the maker of it that he
never afterwards gained his prestige
on the rostrum. Tho name of this
man, who has met with misfortune
since, need not bo mentioned here,
but he had outdone himself in vitu
peration and abuse, while his own
war record had not been especially
Allen replied by telling how, after
the war, he, the only private in the
Confederate army had gone back and
found everything in ruins, and on
his way to his own plantation stepped
in to see. a friend and found him sit
ting sadly amid the desolation. Ile
tried to comfort him and cheer him
up, until finally the friend said :
"John, I do not mind the loss of
my money, and the ruin of my farm
or the damage to my health, or even
the sufferings my family have under
gone-all that is part of tho game
but what makes mo sad is thc
thought, that in about 16 or 20 years
after this is all the fellows who
never smelt powder will bc getting
ii)) Indore big crowds and telling
them how they thrashed us."
Of course, this gives neither the
spirit nor the flavor as Allen did it,
for nor type or reproduction cnn do
justice to his inimitable humor, but
in its effect the story was one of thc
most remarkable ever told in this
lloat Cuuidi Syrup. TAHtua OIKMI. OHO
CON SUM PT 10 Kl $>'
A correspondent of the News and
Courier, writing from Creen ville,
says : "Henry Williams, rt farmer of
Picketts county, who was in Groen
ville one. day Inst week, is halo and
active, with a remarkable history.
Ile is OH years old, never uttered un
oath, never tr<ed tobacco in any form,
was never suet and never sued any
one ; married twice, now a widower,
keeps house find dois his own COI -
lng, manages his own farm, ?md says
ho expeots to livo to ho 100 years
Old. Ile raised eight children, and
the youngest, 60 years old, was with
him when he was in Creen ville. Kive
of his sons were Confederate soldiers,
and two were killed in battle."
Whon you need a soothing and bealing
antiseptic application for any purpose,
use the original DoWltt's Witch Hazel
.Salve, a well known euro for jules and
skin diseases. It heals sores without
leaving a sear, beware of counterfeits.
,1. W. Boll.
Hangs Herself lo Gas Pipe.
Anderson, Ind., November 28.
Mrs. Louise Spauwick committed
suicide at her hom? to-day by hang
ing herself to a gas pipe. Mrs. Swan
wick had a quarrel with William ,
Williams, ono of her boarders, whom j
BIIO intended to marry, and ho left
her for good. She followed him two !
blocks from the house, screaming and I
bogging him to return homo. Wi'- i
limns said this evening he had in- .
tended returning and was much af- .
fected. Mrs. Spanwick's husband
was killed by a train a year ago tins '
month. She leaves three small ohil- i
Deafness Cannot ho Cured *
hy local applications, as they cannot '
reach tho diseased portion of tho car. 1
There is only ono way to euro deafness, 1
and that is hy constitutional remedies. |
Deafness is caused hy an iullamcd con- .
ditton of the mucous lining of tho eusta
chian tube. When this tube gets iullamcd
you havo a rumbling sound or imporfcot '
bearing, and when it is entirely closed '
deafness is tho result, and unless tho ,
inflammation can bo taken out and this ,
tubo restored to its normal condition,
hearing will bo destroyed forever. Nine
cases out of ton are caused by catarrh,
which is untiling but an iullamcd condi- 1
tion of tho mucous surfacos. 1
Wo will givo ono hundred dollars for
any caso of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that cannot bo cured by Dall's Catarrh
('uro. Send for circulars freo.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Proprietors,
Toledo, Ohio. '
Sold by druggists, 70c. Hall's Family I
Pills aro tho best. .
Prisoners Attack Jailor. I
Columbia, November 28.-Three ,
negroes made a desperate attaok on
Jailer Erwin, of Ute county jail in ,
thin city, to-night. While tho jailer
was inspecting tho prisoners jumped
on liim and attempted to bear him
to the ground. After a desperate
light, two of the negroes broke by ,
tile jailer and escaped. The other .
'ne knocked down several times and 1
secured. Non3 of the four mon had '
any weapon and the lighting wns j
with their hands. The intention of j
thc prisoners was to get the jailer
down and choke him or perhaps
break his neck, but being a very
powerful man he succeeded in pre
venting this, although he was con- i
sid er ably bruised.
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When tho stomach is tired out it must
have a rest, but wo can't livo without
food. Kudo! Dyspepsia Curo "digests
what you eat" so that you can eat all tho
good food you want whilo it is restoring
tho digestive organs to health. Jt is tho
only preparation that digests all kinds of
food. J. W. Hell.
One Moro Unfortunate.
"Something dreadful has hap
There was a tremor in her voice,
and tile old man straightened up,
lie noticed thal she held a letter.
"What's wrong ?" he asked. "Is
any of the children sick ?"
"No. Last week 1 Baw a piece in
our farm paper that said if I sent
a dollar 1 could find out how to got
rid of rats and roaches. 1 sent the
"Here's what they wrote back :
?Move away.' "
Then tho poor old soul wept as lif
her heart would break.-Chicago
To those living
in malarial districts Tutt's Pills
arc indispcnsiblc, they keep the
system in perfect order and are
an absolute cure
for sick headache, indigestion,
malaria, torpid liver, constipa
tion and all bilious diseases.
Tutt's Liver Pills
Chief Justice Simmons, of the
Supremo Court of Georgia, lins de
cided that a document not bearing
tho special stamp required by Con
gress is admissible as evidence. The
decision is based on tho contention
that. Congress has no right to pro
scribe rules of ovldenoo for a Slate
which would bo conceded if an un
stamped document was not admitted
According to the argument of an
able railway lawyer a man is legally
entitled to a car seat into which he
has dropped a ling, bundle, coat, cane
or umbrella, This may be so, but
when a "knight of the road" tills up
half a dozen seats with his sample
cases and grips, it looks rather rough
on the soulless passenger.
The following story comes from
1 ionic : Some ladies made their ap
pearance at Papal reception, to the
grave displeasure of thc l'ope, in
ball room dress. A well known Car
dinal was instructed to appriso these
offenders of their broach of eti
quette. The Cardinal thus fulfilled
his somewhat, delicate mission : "The
l'ope," ho said, "is old-fashioned,
and docs not like decollete dresses,
hut I am quito accustomed to them,
for I have boon so much among sav
ages when a missionary that I do not
The genial Hill A rp expresses the
opinion that it is not the ballot that
needs purifying, but the candidates.
I Something ill that.
CALIFORNIA'S BIG TREES.
rho Growth is Boing Fast Destroyed --Littlo
Rovenue is Derived from tho Salo.
Tho Forester of tho Department
Df Agriculture, Mr. Gifford Pinchot,
liaB just written a most interesting
account of the "Big Trees" of Cali
fornia, and tho dangers which mon
aco them. Before the glacial period
Lho genus called Sequoia nourished
widely in tho temperate zones of
fhree continents. There wero many
species, and Europe, Asia and Am eri
ja had each its share. But when
'"he ice fields moved down out of thc
North, tlie luxuriant vegetation of
Lhe age declined, and with it the
multitude of trees. One after ano
ther the different kinds gave way,
their remains became buried, and
when the icc receded just two species,
tile Big Tree and tho Redwood, sur
vived. Both grow in California,
uach in a separate locality, the Bed
wood occupying a narrow strip of
thc coast ranges ten to thirty miles
wide and extending from Oregon to
the Bay of Monterey. Thc Big
Tree (Sequoia Washingtoniana) is
found in small groves scattered along
the west slope of tho Sierra Nevada
Mountains. There aro ten main
groves or groups of trees, and tho
number of specimens figures up
some thousand, but only about 500
uro remarkable for their si/.e. Tho
Big Trees are unique ; tlioy are tho
oldest living tiling, and are the most
majestic of trees, and aro extremely
interesting from a scientific point of
view as being tho best living exam
ples of a former geologic age. Their
vitality is remarkable, tho fungus is
un enemy unknown to it, and the
best specimens liavo been found to
be sound at heart when felled. These
^reat natural curiosities have only
been able to hold their own by rea
son of favorable climatic conditions.
The Mariposa grove is tho only ono
which may be said to he entirely
safe, and most of the other groves
aro being destroyed. The finest of
all, Calaveras Grove, which lias the
tallest trees, has been bought hy a
lumberman. The Sequoia rind Gene
ral Grant National Barks arc eaten
into hy private claims. In brief,
tlie majority of th o trees aro owned
by men who have tho right, and in
most cases thc intention, to fell them.
Tlie Calaveras Grove was discov
ered in 1841 by John Bidwell, and
by 1870 the majority of the big trees
had been located. One of tlie larg
est examples in tlie Calaveras Grove
was cut down in 1858. The hark
was 15 to 18 inches in thickness, and
after stripping this off the diameter
of the trunk was found to ho 25 feet
at a height of 0 feet above the
ground. It was 802 feet high. It
was found to be impossible to fell it
by ordinary means, so tho trunk was
bored by pump augers of large diame
ter. This occupied twenty-two days,
live men being employed, and at the
conclusion of their labors it was
found that thc tree would not fall,
so two and a half days wero con
sumed in driving in wedges. Tlie
men then retired for dinner, and a
gust of wind blew it over, nature
apparently wishing to prevent the
hand of man from consummating
this last act in a great tragedy of thc
forest. Tiie bark was used to form
a room in tlie old Crysta) Palace, at
South Kensington. A cotillion party
of ?5'2 persons danced on the stump.
Another tree, called "The Mother of
the Korest," was 8'21 feet high and
137 feet to the first branch, lt is
ostimated that there were 0:57,OOO
feet of sound inch timber in tlie tree.
The "Father of the Korest" was
about 400 feet Hgh when standing,
and ifs circumference at its base was
110 feet. A number of tho living
trees have been named, and most of
them are marked with marbi o tab
There aro 1,880 big trees in the
Stnnislaur or South Calaveras Grove,
including "Smith's Cabin," in Ute
charred hollow of which a trapper
lived for three years, and where occa
sionally ho also stabled his horse.
The "Canal Boat" is a decumbent
tree. The upper sido and heart hilve
b?mod away ; in tho bottom thou
sands of young big trees have started.
In the Mariposa (?rove is a tree
through which a road has been cut.
Unfortunately thc big trees are
exquisitely proportioned and are tho
noblest sp?cimens which tlie botani
cal world can offer, and for this and
by reason of their extreme age they
ought to bo protected from vandals.
Many of the big trees are estimated
to be ii,000 years old, and 400 rings
have been counted. Under the most
favorable conditions these giants
probably live to he 0,000 years old,
and even more. They seldom die
natural deaths ; they seem to bc
exempt from tho diseases which
afflict other trcoB. Their worst enemy
is man ; then comes iiro, lightning,
storms and tho giving way of tho
ground on which they stand.
Fossils show tho Big Tree to bou
tho remnant of a once numerous
family ; it is a direct or collateral
descendant of ancient species. Their
ancestors formed a large part of the
forests Which flourished throughout
the Polar regions, now desolate and'
ice-olad, and which extended into the
low latitudes of Europe. Tho natu
ral reproduction of tho tree is slow,
and the pr?servation of tho raoe is
dependent on maintaining the pros
crit groves intact. Tho Big Tree
rejoices in live names whioh have
been given to it at various times ;
Sequoia, Washingtonian a, however,
whioh was proposed in 1898, will
probably bc thc name under whioh it
will be known. Tho Big Troo has
boen introduced into England and
thc Continent, and while it has done
well it shows that tho existing cli
mates do not suit it, and tho Sierra
forests need fear no rivals. It has
been occasionally cultivated in tho
Eastern United States, where it does
not llourish. There are two trees 35
feet high in n nursery at Kochestor,
The lumbering of tho Big Troo is
very destructive. Tho enormous
si/.o and weiedit of tho tree naturally
entails considerable breakage, and
thc brittle trunk is liable to be
smashed by any inequalities in tho
ground.- The loss from this cause is
great, but it is only ono of the
sources of waste. The great diame
ter of thc logs, notwithstanding tho
lightness of the wood, causes their
weight to bo so enormous that it is
impossible to handle many of thom
without breaking them up. For this
j purpose gunpowder is used, and the
fragments arc often of wasteful
shapes, and unless great care is used
in preparing tlie blast, a great deal
of thc wood itself is scattered into
useless splinters. At the mill, whero
waste is tlie rule in tho manufacturo
of lumber in thc United States, tho
big tree makes no exception. This
waste added to the other sources of
loss makes a total probably often
considerably in CXCCBS of half the
total volume of the tree. Tho big
tree also stands, as a rule, in a mixed
forest composed of many spooieB,
and thc destruction caused by tho
fall of one of the enormous trees ?B
in itself great, but tho principal
source of damage is tho immense
amount of debris left on tho ground,
a certain source of future fires. This
mass of broken brandies, trunks and
bark is often five or B?X feet thick,
and necessarily gives rise to fires of
great destructive power, although
the Big Tree wood is not specially
inflammable. The devastation which
follows such lumbering is as com
pleto and deplorable as tlie untouched
forest is unparalleled, beautiful .and
worthy of preservation. Fortunately,
much of this appalling destruction
has been done without leaving tho
owners of tlie Big Trees as well off
as they were before it began.
Help is needed at once when a person's
lifo is 111 danger. A neglected cough or
cold may soon becomo serious and
should bo stoppod at onco. Ono Minute
Cough Caro quickly cures coughs and
colds and tho worst cases of croup,
bronchitis, grippe and other throat and
lung ti -.ililes. J, W. Holl.
A Fatal Affray.
Capt. Wilson, of tiie ehaingang of
Cherokee county, and ono of his
guards, by thc name of I Inglis, got
luton difficulty at Blacksburg last
Tuesday. Wilson shot and seri
ously wounded Hughs, whereupon
Hughs said: "Wilson, you have
kilted me and I will do my host on
you," or words of that import. Ile
then cut Wilson severely. It is
thought that Hughs will die.
Four Killed hy Nltro-Glyccrino Explosion.
Wellaburg, W. Va., N ovembcr 28.
hour are killed and 16 or 20 injured
by an explosion of nitro-glycerine on
the river bank. A party of boys,
gathered to look at thc nigh river,
built ii bonfire of driftwood on tho
bank. Ono ol them caught a tin
can (louting on the water and
thoughtlessly threw it on tho fire.
It contained nitro-glycerine and
its explosion killed Herman Findley,
aged l-l; Kolin Findley, 16, and
William Shriver, IT?. A baby in a
near by house was also killed. Fif
teen or 20 boys in tlie party wore
moro or less hurt.
A notable wedding occurred in
binghamton, N, V., last week. Tho
groom was Major Hage. Ho is 31
years of age, 34 inches high and
weighs 'IO pounds. The bride was
Miss Mary Weicklc. She is G foot
high, 'J:i years old and weighs 108
pounds, lt. is understood that it was
a love match. Mrs. 1'ago was a
handsome and popular young woman'
and had refused a number of desira
ble offers in order to bo able to
marry the diminutivo little major.
In tho London slums, tho third
generation born and bred thoro lives
and dies without any progeny,