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/ Nsw? from Loni Creek.
Long Creek, April 12.-Corn plant- j
ing is the order of the day now.
Last Sunday we had a hail storm
in the upper part of this section, but
it didn't do any damage.
Mrs. Tom Thrift is very ill at this
writing. We hope for her recovery
Miss Frances Moore is very siok.
We have a good Sunday school at1
Long Creek church, under the man
agement of Superintendent James |
We had a nico little snow storm on |
the 6th of April, and the baok moun
tains were white with snow.
We had a fine maroh at Long
Creek school house last Saturday.
Miss Delia Phillips is president of
the maroh and we are going to have
the group taken soon.
L. F. Phillips was visiting here re
Andrew Ramey was the guest of
of Bunyan Phillips last Sunday.
The young folks of this section
seem to be enjoying life now.
The wedding bells are ringing here
?ow. _ v.
Letter to Rev. E. 3. Jones, Walhalla.
Dear Sir: In makiug pastoral visits,
of course, you do not consider your
pleasure or oomfort or ease; you go
where your poople live. But you have
two sets of feelings in going about-can't
help it-we all have. But you espe
cially havo; for a part of your business
is sympathy. Well-kept lawns and well
tdled fields, nioe bornes and nioe poople,
are oheer ful to you, as they aro to every
one. Tumble-down building?, poor
fences, men harassed by burdens too
heavy for them, overworked women, aud
dirty-faced childrou, you may bo strong
to get on with ; but you would bo more
than human to find inspiration in
Paint divides the two sorts of people:
one paints, and tho other don't. Or, per
haps, the thrifty paint well; the unthrif y
To paint well is to keep paint sound.
There aro two ways to do it: one is bound
to paint often; tho other to use good
It costs about half as muoh to paint
Devoo a? to paint with any other paint;
for Dovoo takes fewer gallons than mixed
paints and woars twice as long as lcad
Thrifty and oomfortablo have tho art
of using money moro wisoly. How lucky
they aro! how happy. Yours truly,
Jil F. W. Dovoo & Co.
.Jlrp, S.-J. W. Boll, Walhalla, G. W.
Gignilliat, Senoca, and Matheson Hard
ware Co., West minster, soil our j aint.
At the County Farm.
Walhalla, R. F. D. No. 1, April 10.
T??elo Jaok Frost visited us on Thursday
night. He made us think that Christmas
had como again.
The old colored pauper, the only ono at
tho farm, died on Thursday uight.
Your soribo took a tumble to himself
the othor day in Westminster. No serious
?rn ago done, however.
There aro two flourishing Sunday
school? ID this sceiion, one at Pleasant
Hill and the othor at Oak Grove.
Two of the convicts will loavo hore on
Friday, thoy having served out their
Commissioner Phillips spont tho night
with us on Thursday.
People from tho difforont sect ions aro
praising our bustling Supervisor for the
good condition of the roads. J. n. it.
Tho Anderson Mail, of Friday,
says: Samuel Simpson, who lives
several miles above the city, has lost
30 hogs from cholera within the past
few days. The disease made its ap
pearance about two weeks ago and
before its ravages could be oheoked
every hog that Mr. Simpson owned
had died from it. It is said that
several of his neighbors have also
loBt hogs from cholera lately.
Yorkville Enquirer, of Friday,
says : John E. Plexico, of Bullock s
Creek Township, was in Yorkville
yesterday. Ile told the reporter
fa that he noticed lots of good cotton
yl land planted in corn. lie is of the
opinion that there has been a con
siderable reduotlon in the use of fer
tilizers ; but says that more people
are using fertilizers under corn than
FIELD MARSHAL OYAMA.
Th? Japanese Soldier Takes Rank with the
Greatest Commanders of the World.
[From the New York ? vening San.]
Field Marshal Oyama, the little,
gnarled old Japanese, who wears no
medals on hie shabby uniform coat,
takes place among the great soldiers
of the world, and may aptly be com
pared with Hannibal, Frederick the
(?treat, Marlborough, Napoleon, Wel
lington and Gram, for he has over?
whelmed a vast Russian army on its
ohosen ground and beaten a gen
eral who waa justly regarded as one
of the ablest of Western strategists.
No doubt can remain that the
battle of Mukden baa been fought to
a decisive finish. A Russian army
of an estimated strength of 400,000
men, defending intrenched positions
with howitzers, machine guns and
magazine rifles, and commanded by a
general who had a walled oity for his
headquarters, a railroad at his back,
rivers on his front and right, and a
mountain pass on his left, has been
outfought, broken and routed by an
army of A .nation of about the same
strength assuming the offensive.
The bloodiest battle in the annals
of war Mukden may be called. Eight
thousand Russians lie dead on the
ground gained by the indomitable in
fantry of Oku ohargicg through hells i
of fire, and the casualties of both <
armies ?far exceed 100,000." But the i
butcher's bill is still to be itemized,
and the total must be cast up again.
The Russian oenter has been "practi- <
oally annihilated," and on the right
the troops of Linevitoh and Rennen
kampff are in full flight. The Japan
ese have seized the railway north of
Mukden, and apparently have out off
the retreat of Kurupatkin's army. <
Doubtless, reserves at Harbin are i
being hurried down the line, but they i
may find to co-operate with them
only the remnants of a demoralized
army. Is Mukden to be another
Metz? Wo shall know in twenty
four hours. The drawing off of the
fragments of a beaten army soattered
over a front of eighty miles and the
welding them together into an effect
ive force would seora to be a super
human achievement. In any event,
Mukden falls into tho hands of the
Japanese, and will become the base
of Marshal Oyama if further opera
tions should he necessary. But why
need the victorious Japanese fire
another shot ? They possess Korea ;
they have wrested Port Art hur from
the enemy ; they have shattered Rus
sian sea power, and with the Mikado's
flag flying over the ancient capital of
Manohuria, they could rest, on the
defensive, strengthen their positions
on every field gained, and defy the
Russian Empire with all its resources
to oust them. Would Russia accept
the challenge ? Further prosecution
of the war hy tho late Colossus of
the North would seem to bo utterly
futile. It might go on until an at
tempt wore made by Rojcstvensky's
nondescript licet to destroy the Jap
anese navy and cut in turn the
enemy's communications by sea, but
what sane Muscovite would stake a
kopeok on tho issue ?
Ruling Affects Every County in the State.
Columbia, April 8.-Attorney Genoral
< -unter has rendered Comptroller Jones
an opinion in which he declares that it is
unlawful for a County Treasurer to col
loct taxes after the 15th of Maroh at
which time the law says executions shall
issue. Tho ruling affects practically
every county in the State, as the Treas
urers have for a number of years fallen
into the custom of favoring taxpayers,
particularly influential ones, by allowing
payment after tho expiration of tho time
fixed by law. The penalty is only seven
per cont all told and many wait until tho
vory last day to pay. Tho decision there
fore affeots many taxpayers.
Japan wants Russia to pay $500,
Gu0,000 indemnity for war damages.
A New Scientific Discovery
BLOOD and NERVE?.
It purifies the blood by eliminating tho
waste matter and other impurities and by
destroying the germs or microbes that
infest the blood. It builds up the blood
by reconstructing and multiplying the red
corpuscles, making the blood rich and red.
It restores and stimulates thc nerves,
causing a full free flow of nerve force
throughout the entire nervo system. It
speedily cures unstrung nerves, nervous
ness, nervous prostration, and all other
disensos of the nervous system.
RYD ALE'S TONIC is sold under a posi
Trial ali? so cents, rAmity ali? $1.00
The Radical Remedy Company.
HICKORY, N. C.
FOB SALK BY
WALHALLA DRUG COMPANY.
FROM THE MONEE HILLS.
Th? Bravo Mountain People and th? Ever
lasting "Mountain Dew."
Madison, April 15.-Farming in
Ooonee is progressing rapidly. The
favorable spring weather bas brought
the spring sown oats to a stand, of
whioh a larger crop than usual has
been planted. The general senti
ment of farmers is to reduce the cot
ton acreage and the use of fertilisers.
Madison is a small town on the
Southern Railway, just ene mile
from the Tugaloo River. This is
one of the greatest lumber and
Bhiugle markets in the up-country.
The Genett Lumber Co., of Tennes
see, is located here. Their plant cuts
20,000 feet of lumber per day. The
logs are floated down the river for
twelve and fifteen miles. The output
of the mill is poplar lumber, whioh
is shipped to Northern markets and
to the export trade. Pines range
from twenty to eighty dollars per
The limit of the cotton belt is
about eight miles from this place.
Within a few miles may be found
the typical mountaineer and with
him the proverbial "mountain dew,"
whioh is as much a fixture in these
parts as the everlasting hills. Neither
the vigilance of the dispensary con
stables nor the relentless judgments
of the Supreme Courts have yet suc
ceeded in convincing these sturdy
mountaineers that they must give up
the moouBhimng instinct 'anded
down to them by their fathers.
Even the great Southern Railroad,
with its fast flying trains and its tons
of freight reverberating with the
echoes of progress and civilisation
into these mountain recesses, has ac
complished little in winning these
sturdy mountaineer?, away from their
simple habits and eu. toms.
These people have scant praise for
the frills and fashions of city folks.
Their ohiof luxuries are oorn cob
pipes and coffee, both of which are
strong enough to raise a crop of bair
on a baldheaded Charleston ian in one
night. A typical mountaineer, [with
his homespun clothes, may bc seen
in any of the up-country towns, with
his covered wagon drawn by a yoke
of oxen, almost any day in the year,
lie is a type of citizenship as dis
tinct from the oultured Charlestonian
as the furrowed mountains of the
Western border whioh raise them
selves in sublime contrast to the
broad blue sea that washes the
Eastern border of the State. Yet
he is a good oitizen, honest and in
dustrious, brave and fearless, given
to hospitality and behind whom is a
history worthy of our best writers.
Mountain scenery is always grand to
the lovers of nature, espeoially so at
this season of tho year when forest
fires guild the bold peaks with undu
lating chains of nature's fireworks.
This is ono bit of scenery that has
yet to be duplicated by modern "fire
opogist," and which one rarely sees
save in winter.
Tho Southern Railway is making
wonderful strides in developing the
Piedmont section through whioh it
finds its winding way. The heavy
steel rails which aro being placed and
the iron trestles supplanting wooden
ones are evidences of the increasing
amount of business being done by
this road. Lands within ten or twelve
milos are bringing $30 per acre,
whioh could easily bo had a few years
back for $5 per acre. Thore is almost
one continuous hum of maohinery
from the Tugaloo basin to Charlotte,
N. C., whero but a few years ago
was a wide stretch of black ridges.
On the sunny slopes, of these foot
hills there are some of tho finest
farming lands in the State. With
pure sparkling water and a climate
whioh surpasses any, you will find a
happy, contented and prosperous
people. This is our end of tho State,
but it is also yours. Come up and
sojourn near to nature's heart, for
with all our wonderful advantages
we still have room for honest and
law-abiding citizens.-M. C. H., in
News and Courier.
A Cold, A Cough-Consumption.
A briof told history, but true, ltydalo's
Cough Elixir will prevent this happen
ing to you. It will chook tho progross
of a cold at once, prevent the oough be
coming deep scated, and thus ward off
consumption. This modern solontiflo
remedy ailis tho germs that oause throat
and lung diseases, and by its stimulating
and tonio effect upon the respiratory
organs helps nature speedily restore
them rrgans to robust health. Walhalla
The seoond primary in the Ninth
district resulted in the election of
W. St. Julien .Tervey over W. Turner
Logan for Solicitor.
SENECA, S. C.,
Shoes and Oxfords,!
Hats and Gaps,
ii. . . 'i*
and Sewing Machines on Easy Terms
and at Right I rices.
On tho Right Platform.
We see it stated iu the newspapers
that M. F. Ansel, candidate for Gov
ernor, is not fighting the dispensary,
but is in favor of looal option-that
is to say, he believes that eaoh com
munity should decide for itself
whether it wants the dispensary.
We are heartily in favor of eaoh
community exorcising its pleasure
in tho matter. The Keowee Courier
and the Newberry Observer have al
ready expressed our opinion on this
subject better than we could expr-st?
it. Wo agree with the views as re
ported of Mr. Ansel and beg
leavo to change our vote as it stood
before wo spoke two weeks ago. But,
in Abbe 'Ule, we know of no one
here who is dissatisfied with tho dis
pensary, or who wishes to have pro
hibition or high license. Abbeville's
experience with prohibition leaves
no doubt on our mind as to what is
best for us. We see hero very little
evidenoe of drinking, but from the
large sales of liquor somebody must
be drinking it. It is, therefore, the
duty of our church peoplo, and tho
parents of every station to teaoh the
young men and boys to refrain from
drinking. They should not contract
the drink habit. It is worse than
folly to abuse tho dispensary while
nothing is being done to restrain our
peoplo from drink.-Abbeville Press
The Picketts Teachers.
Pickon8, April 6.-The Piokons county
teacbors will attend the State summer
school at Clemson College this summor.
In order to arrivo at tho pleasure of the
teacbors in tho matter, County Superin
tendent of Education Halium sont out a
circular lottor. Roplios have boon ro
ceived from all tho leading toachors of
tho county and about 95 per cont, of
them favor going to Clemson. Judging
from tho numbor of favorablo roplios re
ceived the indioatlons are that thero will
be tho samo number of Piokons teachers
in attendance at Clemson as usually
attend the county school.-Special to tho
The student, G. M. Trammell, who
disappeared from Furman University
the latter part of last week, without
telling Dr. Poteat or any of the pro
fessors good-bye, has turned up in tho
oity of Atlanta.
Japan is preparing to send strong
reinforcements to Manchuria to
strengthen Oyama's army. The
shipping of soldiers will begin in the
near future. It is planned to have
1,000,000 men in Manchuria by
autumn. This means that Japan al
ready has fully 700,000 fighting men
in line against Russia.
It is estimated that 1,000,000 im
migrants will have come to this
country this year. A large propor
tion of them come from Russia and
they are said to bo a very undesirable
class. The steamship companies are
largely responsible for the gr?at in
flux, and as the number annually in
crease the agitations for further re-?
striotions grows. Of course there is
room in this country for many mil
lions more, but the trouble is they
do not spread through the country,
but congregate in thc cities.
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Person in Four Has
a Weak Heart.
One of the surest signs of a w?ev
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Your heart ls not able to pump the
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Some of tho other symptoms of Heart
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Dry Cough; Swelling of Feet and Ankles;
Cold Feet or Hands.
No ono can afford to allow a weak
heart to go without medicine, because
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poor circulation means weak lungs,
stomach, liver, kidneys, rte.
If, therefor?, you suspect heart trouble,
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LAJBORATOIUJBS, ?L.K.HART, IN IX
Coon Beat* Mountain Lion.
James A. McCall um has a moun
tain lion that he is now willing to
part with to any one as a gracious
gift. When he received the fine
looking cougar a few days ago from,
a friend in the Rooky Mountains he
thought that he had an animal that
could whip anything that wore hair,
but when the king of the mountain
beasts was fought to a standstill the
other day by an ordinary old ring
tr i^d coon MoCallum lost heart.
Th on was seen a few days ago in
his cage by Jaok Cook. The lion
tipped the beam at 175 pounds, but
Cook said his old coon could lick
The other morning Cook's coon
was thrown into the eage with the
lion. The fight began at once. Thc
lion made vicious strokes with his
paws at tho coon, but the wily little
animal proved to be an adept at
dodging all the blows. No quioker
would the blow wi' lue iion prove fu
tile than the coon would grab him by
the throat and begin to claw with all
his might. He would soon loosen
his hold and jump away. This was
repeated for about twenty-five min
ites, when the lion, bleeding pro
iusely, skulked to a corner and re
fused to battle further.
The coon was taken out of the
oago with hardly a soratoh on him
and apparently proud of his work
with his heavy antagonist. Cook's
[little ring tailed animal weighs about
twenty pounds, but he savs its worth
its weight in gold.-Louisville Cou
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Four hundred persons were killed
or injured by the oollapse of the new
water reservoir in the course of con
struction at Madrid, Spain, on th?.