SCHEME DID NOT WORK.
Wouldn't Buy "Green Goods" ?nd Worked a
Schema on the Schemer.
[Andoraou D.iily Mail.j
Tho Mm y of how au Anderson mau
was i nut rumen i al in tho capturo of a
"green goods" man in Jorsoy City, N. J., J
has just como to light. Tho story was
told to-day by Postmaster Cochran.
Last July M. Soligmuii, of this city, rc-1
coived a lotter from a "groon goods"
operator in Jersey City. It was tho
rogular "groon goods" circular, telling I
bow tho mau had secured possession of
some plates from tho govorumont print-1
iug office and was able to oller money j
"just as good as tho genuino" at a vory ?
Mr. Scligman showed tho lettor to
Postmaster Cochran, and at Mr. Coch
ran's stiegest ion bo sent a reply. In tho j
meantime Mr. Cochran communicated i
with the post ollie." authorities iu Wash
ington. In a few days Mr. Selig ni an
received another lotter enclosing a $1
bill as a sample. Mr. Soligmau turned
this bill over to Mr. Cochran, who in turn
sent it on to Washington.
Tho "green goods" man said ho was
not doing a mail order business and that
nil transactions must bo made in person.
He requested Mr. iSeligman to come to
Jorsoy City at ouco and to send him a
telegram aftor ho loft Anderson to an
address which ho furnished. This ad
dress was sent to Washington, and in a
fow days Mr. Soligmau sent tho "green
conda" man a telegram. A govorumont
detective was watching, and when the
telegram was delivered tho dotootivo put
thc roan under arrest.
Tho man gavo bond for bis appearance
at tho trial, and then skipped out, for
feiting his bond. He is in biding now,
a fugitivo from justice.
Mr. Sei ig man yesterday rbcoivod from
tho Post ?llice Department a check for
$t, in payment for the bill which ho sent
thom. Tho bili which the "green goods"
man sont him was genuine, of course,
and was sont as a decoy. Tho post offioo
oflioiais kopt it, but they Bout Mr Selig
man a chock for it.
Postmaster Cochran, in talking about
this affair, said that tho number of swin
dling schemes that aro hoing operated
through tho mails was surprising. Ho
gets on to a good many of them, and
never fails to do what ho can to suppress
thom, and bo says that moro of them
would bo suppressed if tho pooplo would
turn tho decoptivo circulars and letters
over to tho postmastors whou thoy re
Not long ngo, Mr. Cochran said, a very
slick scheme was hoing worked. A gen
tleman in tho city received a letter from
a concern in another city asking him to
suggest a name for a now breakfast food
that was about to bo put ou tho mnrkot,
and offering a handsome automobile if
be furnished a name that would bo ac
cepted hy tho committeo to he appointed
for that purpose. The gentleman an
swered tho letter and sent in a name. In
a few days he received another lettor,
telling him he had won the prize, and
asking him to send $'2f> in cash to pay tho
freight on the automobile and it would
he shipped at once.
Thereupon tho gentleman "smelt a
rat" anil turned the letter over to Post
master Cochran, who sent it in to tho
department at Washington. The scheme
was clearly a swindle, and the concern
that was working it had boen denied tho
use of the mails.
A Cold, A Cough-Consumption.
A brio! told history, but true, Kydale's
?Cough Elixir will prevent this happen
ing lo you. lt will check the progress
of a cold at. once, prevent the cough be
coming deep seated, and thus ward o IT
consumption. This modern sctentiflu
remedy kill.-, the germs that cause throat
and lung diseases, and hy its Stimulating
and tonic effect upon the respiratory
organs helps nature speedily restore
these organs to robust health. Walhalla
Th.o total losses of tho Russians at
Mukden in killed, wounded and missing
ls now gi von by tho Itussian authorities
as agrogating 107,000. At tho lower esti
mate of the Kussian forces engaged this
means a loss of practically one-third of
their anny, while even with the higher
estimate the loss would he at least ono
fuurtll. This is a tremendous percentage
of losses. An army which has suffered
such a stupendous disaster must require
months for repletion und reorganization.
Tho State Hoard of Pension Cominis
donors adjourned recently and it was
-tated that .is a result of this strict in
tpeotion a number of applications have
boon sent hack to each county for correc
tion. This, however, applies to clerical
.'irors and does not include a number
tinned down because they were clearly
not entitled to pension money. If these
applications are acted upon promptly
the "nonay can he paid out by May 10,
and it is desired lo have all of the cor
.\ eto.d returns in hy the middle of April.
The hoard regretted very much to take
this action, hut it was absolutely neces
sary and it feeds that thc county hoards
.should aid it in carrying out tho law.
Against an Increase
An olootion was held iu Anderson on
.April :! upon tho question of amending
tho city's charter so as to have two alder
colen from each ward and to increase tho
mayor's salary to a sum not exceeding
;Jl/>00. Each proposition was voted upon
.-iopai-atcly and each was defeated hy a
good majority. Tho opposition to tho
.proposed increase in the mayor's salary
wau especially strong, as tho salary was
?ot to bo Axed at any particular amount,
'.but was to ho loft to the discretionary
jpowers of each council. A light vote
Democrats Capture Chicago.
Aa the result of the receut Chicago
municipal eleotiou, thal city is com
mitted to the quickest possible cessa
tion of private franchises for publio
utilities. Judge Kdward F. Dunne,
Democratic candidate for mayor,
captured that place over John M.
Harlan, the Republican candidate,
in one of the most likely and pio
tu resqe contests ever seen there. Tilt
weather was cold and gloomy tdl
near the close, and all day there was
a hideous ringing of cowbells and
roar of oanuon crackers. Republi
can precincts were notably "slow,"
while in every ward the Democrats
The campaign has boen lively,
both candidates standing for munici
pal control of publio utilities, par
ticularly that of street oar franchises,
valued at nearly two hundred mil
lion dollars. Harlan, a son of Asso
oiato Justice Harlan, of the United
States Supreme Court, presented a
plau for acquiring the properties by
slow methods, while Dunno stood
for immediate acquirement of fran
chises, which expired by limitation
some time ago. The socialist and
prohibition vote, always uuoortain
quantities, appear to have worked
against Republioan success.
Why I Go to Church on Rainy Sabbaths.
[By Franois K. llavorgal.J
I attend church on rainy Sundays
1. God has blessed the Lord's day
and hallowed it, making no excep
tions for hot or cold or stormy days.
2. I expeot my minister to be
there. I should be surprised if he
were to stay at home for the weather.
3. If his hands fail through weak
ness, I shall have great reason to
blame myself, unless I sustain him
by my prayers and presence.
4. By staying away I may lose the
prayers which may bring God's
blessing, and the sermon that would
have done me groat good.
5. My presence is more needful on
Sundays when there are few than on
those ?lays when the church ?B
6. Whatever station I hold in the
church, my example must influence
others. If I stay away why may not
7. On any important business
rainy weather docs not keep me at
home, and church attendance is, in
(ind's sight, very important.
8. Among thc crowds of pleasure
: seekers I sec that no weather keeps
tho delicate female from tho ball, the
party, or the concert.
I ?). Such weather will show me on
what foundation my faith is built ; it
will prove how much I love Christ.
? True love rarely fails to meet an
10. Those who stay from church
beoause it is too warm or too cold or
\ too rainy frequently absent them
selves oil fair Sundays. I must not
take a step in that direction.
11. Though my oxcuses satisfy my
self, tlmy must still undergo God's
sorutiny j and they must bc ?el
J grounded to do that.
12. There is a special promise that
where two or three moot together in
God's name Ho will bo tn thc midst
18. An avoidable absence from tho
church is an infallible evidence of
spiritual decay. Disciples first fol
I low Christ at a distant:, and then, like
, Peter, do not know Him.
14. My faith is to bojshown by my
self-denying Christian ?life, and not
by the rise or fall of the thermome
j 15. Such yielding to surmountable
I difficulties prepares for yielding to
'.hose merely imaginary, until thotts
' ands never enter a church, and yet
think they have youd reason for
1 IC. I know not how many more
Sundays God may give me, and it
would bo a poor preparation for my
first Sunday in heaven to have
Blighted my last Sunday on earth.
Lawyer W. F. Stevenson has
written Comptroller Jones notifying
him of the withdrawal of the Desoto
.Alining Company's test injunction
against the new franchise tax act.
He gave as his reason that tho court
has decided that an injunction will
not Ho against the collection of a tux
property or otherwise. He paid, re
serving the right to bring such other
action as ho sees proper. Mr. Jones
regards this as the last of tho test
ARB ?OLD FIELDS
to the farmer who under
stands how to feed his
crops. Fertilizers for Cora
must contain at least J
per cent, actual
Send for our books-they
tell why Potash is as necessary
to plant life as sun and rain;
sent free, if you ask. Write
GERMAN KALI WORKS
New York-93 Nuwu Street, or
Atlanta, Ga.-MX Sooth Broad St.
A Novel Court Decision.
A Gurman court has just rendered
a decision iu a most interesting casu.
Some time ago, while a woman, ac
companied by a malo escort, was eat
ing oysters in a Gurman restaurant,
she found a large poarl in ber mouth.
It had been served with the oysters,
Its value was aftorward ascertained
to be $750. The proprietor of the
restaurant claimed the pearl as hie
property, but the woman's escort
maintained that it bolonged to her,
The issue was taVen to law and the
d?cision of tho court is that the pearl
belongs to tho party who paid for
the oysters. The court reasoned
that if it should uphold the claim of
the restaurant man, ownership would
go back to tho man from whom he
bought the oysters, and from him
back to the fisherman who mado thc
original catoh. By holding, however,
that the fisherman parted with hie
claim to the pearl when ho sold hie
oysters to the dealer and the dealei
parted with his claim to the restau
rant man, it followod naturally that
the poarl went to the man who paid
for the woman's oysters.
Minny's 1 inchu, (tin and .lunipor ifi
proscribed and endorsed by eminent
physicians. lt euros when all else fails.
Prevents kiduoy disease, dropsy. Bright's
disease, etc. At all drug stores.
$1.00 A BOTTLE.
Or direct from
THE MURRAY DRUG COMPANY,
Columbia, s. C.
A Preacher Much Pleased.
A whist party, in aid of the new
Highlands parish, was hold at thc
town hall in Holyoke, Massachusetts,
one night last week. One hundred
ami forty-four tables were played
and twelve valuable prizes were
awarded to the best players,
six to the men and six to tho women,
James E, Downey, of the High
School faculty, acted as mastor ol
ceremonies, and was assisted by two
other mon ami ton married women,
Twenty-seven pretty girls kopt thc
BCOres, and after the game had closed
there was dancing for au hour or two,
The Kev. John C. Ivers was m dcb
pleased hy the hearty support ac
corded the party. The clear money
derived by the parish from the play
ing was $500. Whist as an aid tc
religion is something new in ch urd?
i enterprise ; why not have a rn atoll
! game between the Holyoke ex per ti
1 and the players of Charleston, thc
winners to take the money ?-Newt
Gen. Booth, of the Salvador
Army, has started on his first visit tc
Jerusalem, where he will hold ai
open-air meeting on Mount Calvary
says a London cablegram. Thone?
the general will go to Australia ant:
A New .scientific Discovery
BLOOD and NERVE?.
It purifies the blood by eliminating thc
waste matter and other impurities and l>>
destroying the germs or microbes thai
infest the blood. It builds up the Moo?
hy reconstructing and multiplying tho rei
corpuscles, making the blood rich and red
It restores and stimulates tho norves
causing a full free (low of nor Ve forct
throughout tho entire nerve system, ll
speedily cures unstrung nerves, nervous
ness, nervous prostration, and all othei
diseases of the nervous system.
RYDALE'S TONIC is sold under a posi
Trlat ?lie 30 cent?, family size $1.00
The Radical Remedy Company
HICKORY, N. C.
Koa SALK RY
WALHALLA DRUG COMPANY.
I AM DETERMIN
ter to The
TThe 13e?t is Aiwa
The folio wi ug -data, covering a
period of twenty-six years, has been
compiled from the weathor bureau
records at Charlotte, says the Ob
server. They aro issued to show the
conditions that have prevailed, during
tho month in question, for tho above
period of years,.but must not be con
strued as a forecast of the weather
conditions for tho present month :
The mean or normal temperature
was 59 degrees. Tho warmest month
was that of 1896, with an average of
65 dcbrees and tho coldest month
was that of 1901, with an average of
54 degrees. The highost temperature
was 94 degrees on April 17,1896, and
the lowest temperature was 26 on
April 5, 1891. The average date on
which the last "killing" frost oc
curred in Bpring, April 1 ; and the
latest dato on which the last "killing"
frost occurred in the spring, April
26. Tho average precipitation for
the month, 3.45 inches and the
averago number of days with .01 of
an inch or moro, 10. The greatest
amount of precipitation recorded in
any twenty-four consecutive hours
was 3.02 inches on April 1-2, 1901.
The avorage number of clear days
wore 13; partly cloudy days, 10;
cloudy days, 7. Tho prevailing winds
have been from thc southwest, tho
average hourly velocity of winds is
7, and thc highest velocity was 42
miles from tho southwest on April
FOR TORPID LIVER.
A torpid liver deranges the whole
.system, and produces
Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Rheu- j
rnatism, Sallow Skin and Piles
There ls no better remedy for thew ;
common diseases than DR. TUTT'S !
LIVER PILLS, as a trial wUl prove.
Take No Substitute.
Earthquake Destroys Whole City.
Lahore, India, April 7.-Tho hill
station of Dharmsala was practically
razed to tho ground by the recent
earthquakes. Thc native quarter
was entirely obliterated, many of the
inhabitants were buried in the ruins,
most of thc houses in tho European
quarter were wrecked and nine per
sons wore killed. The people aro
sleeping in the open air, food is not
procurable and the great distress pre
vailing is accentuated by keen frosts.
Thc entire population is homeless
and encamped on thc adjoining hill
sides without protection and practi
cally without medical aid. Seventy
people were killed in the nativo I
quarter of Lahore. Reports from 1
various points indicate that tho .
earthquakes caused very wide disas
ter. Thc mortality in this city is '<
estimated at between 5Q ami 100, all
natives. Xo Europeans arc reported !
Reduced Rates to Spartanburg. !
On account of tho South Atlantic
States .Music Festival at Spartanburg,
May .'}-"), 1006, the Southern Railway an
nounces the very low rato of ono first
class fare, plus 25 cents, for tho round
trip (minimum rate 50 cents.) Kates to
apply from all stations, Atlanta, Athens
and elberton to Oreonsboro, N. c., in
clusive, and from Charleston and Savan
nah to Asheville, .V.C., inclusive. Tickets
to ho sold May I, 2, .'! and I from all
points in the above torr!tory; also on
May 5 from stations, CreonWOO(l and
Greenville to Charlotte, N. C., and Ashe
ville to Columbia, inclusivo. Final limit
of all tickets. May 0. 1005. For further
information as to rates, ote., addross any
agont of the Southern Railway or Brooks
Morgan, A. (J. P. A., Atlanta, Ga.
I To Cu
I Toke Laxative Bror
M Seven Minion 1>
Seven Million boxes sold In post 13 n
ED TO DO THE
for this community. Come
on and ?get your teams.
Single and Double Buggy
Teams and Saddle Horses,
Always on hand.
Prompt and polite service sf;, reasona
ble prices. Teams sent out at any hour,
day or night. Phone 10 or ll for quiok
teams. C. H. H0UCHIN8,
Walhalla, S. C.
orders for Sta
I Advertising Mut
Courier and get
,yn tlhe Cheapest.
Where Doss tnt Blame Rest.
The church, the house of Qod, is
supposed to be a saored place, and
seouro from profanity and deseora
tu n at the hands of all, both young
and old, in what we are pleased to
oall Christian communities. Suoh is
not always the case, however. There
are occasions when its sanotitity is
not respeoted by thoughtless and
wreokless beys. Sotuoliuios they
make ihr house of God a play house.
Sometimes they break the glass in
tho windows. And sometimes they
even disturb, dufaoo and destroy the
furniture in the building. Now,
whose fault is it that they do this ?
Where does the blame rest? There
is room for serious thought here on
the part of parents, for when your
boy does not fear God or regard man
he is in grave danger.-Kershaw
COVERS MOST WEARS LONGEST
LOOKS BEST STRICTLY PURE
NONE BETTER MADE
This Paint Guaranteed.
Matheson Hardware Co.,
Westminster, S. C.
Carter Hardware Co.,
Walhalla, S. C.
Write or call for
25 COLOR CARDS AND PRICES.
THE HEGE LOG BEAM
HEACOCK-KING FEED WORKS
ENOINF.S ANO BoiLsaSi WOODWORKING
MACHINERY. COTTON GINNING. HUICK
MAKIN*, ANO BHINOTJB AND LATH
MAOMINRICY, CORN MU.I.S. ETC., ETC.
GIBBES MACHINERY C?.,
Columbia, S. C.
THE GI3BES SHINGLE MACHINE
FOR CHEAP RATES
TEXAS, ARKANSAS. LOUISIANA,
OKLAHOMA, INDIAN TERRITORY,
CALIFORNIA. COLORADO, UTAH,
WYOMING, OREJGON, MONTANA,
WASHINGTON, and Other Points
West, Northwest and Southwest,
Write or Call on
J. O. HOLLENBHOK,
District Passenger Aft.
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE R. R.
No. 1 North Pryor 8?t., Opposite
Union Depot, Atlanta, Ga.
re a Cold in Ol
no Quinine Tablets. ^
.on*?** This signature,^
J. H. MOORE, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon. J
Calls left at residence or J. H. Darby's
Drug Store will receive prompt attention,
DAY OR NIGHT.
Phones t Residence 98, Drug Store 18.
WM. J. STBIHMNU. t i IS. L. 1 (K KN Dem.
WALHALLA, S. C.
PHOMPT ATTENTION GIVEN TO.ALL BUSI
NESS ENTRUSTED TO THEM.
January 6. 1898.
J. P. Carey,
Piokens, S. C.
J. W. Shelor,
Walhalla, S. C.
CAREY & SHELOR,
Attorneys and Counsellors, m
Walhalla, S. C. ^
Will praotlob in tho State and United
I States Courts.
Business entrusted to our caro will re
oolve prompt and careful attention.
R. T. JA YNES,
WALHALLA, - - S. C.
Bell Phone No. 20.
Praotioe in State and Podoral Courts.
Business entrusted to my care receives
prompt attention. 1-06
Office two doors abore the Bank, in
i Carter's Pharmacy.
Westminster, S. C.
Dr. G. C. Probst,
Walhalla, S. C.
Office Over C. W. Pitchford Co.'s
: : : Store, : : :
HOURS : 8.30 A. M. TO 1 p. M. AND 2 TO 8
DR. J. H. BURGESS,
SENECA, S. C.
OFFICE OVEK NIMMONS' STOKE, DOYLE
Ofllco Hours: 0 A. M. to 1 p. M.
" " 2 P. M. to 0 P. M.
April 20, 1004. _10-tf
Dr. W. F. Austin,
Office Over J. W. Byrd A Co.
I AM NOW IN MY OFFICE EVERY
PHONE NO. 51.
BLUE RIDGE RAILWAY CO.
BETWEEN KELTON ANO WALHALLA.
Timo Tahlo No. 8.-In KlTect ?lan. 9, 1906.
10 I 6 8 1?
. West Anderson_
8 35 I.
8 40 .
... . 3 05
. i \?
. 6 03
3 10 6 43
:i 12 ir>
3 36| 3 8616 10
. Flajc stations.
Will also stop at tho following station? to take
on and let off passender?: Phinncy's, Janies'SAttd
Sandy Springs and Toxaway.
NOH. ll und iv. tn-.1 Claas passenger, dally; Non
9 and 10, dally except Sunday; NOP. 6 and 6,
Sunday only; Nos. 4 and 7, second Claas, mixed,
?I.i il v e'xceiit Sn ml.iv, Nos. 3 and 8, second class,
H. C. BEATTIE, PreMdont.
.1. K. ANDEHHON. Superintendent
IHE SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
THE SOUTH'S GREATEST SYSTEM.
Unexcelled Dining Car Service
Through Pull mun Sleeping CarB on all
Convenient Sohodulos on nil Leoni Trains.
Wintuk Tourist untos aro now in offect
to all Florida points.
For full information as to rntes, routes,
etc.. consult noarost Southorn Railway
Tickot Agent, or
R. W. HUNT,
Division Passenger Agent,
Charluston, S. C.
In Two Dayl,
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