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AISM'DY IN STILL LIFE,
' THE DOINGS O() ONE CLASS OF LAW.
WMbinoe who Hold an Armed
CamP Cn the Virginia-North Carolina
INw York World.)
More than two hundred moonshin
Ga have established a fortified camp
&) Franklin county, Virginia, and
openly defy the authorities of the
United States. They have over one
hundred illicit stills in operation and
are producing thousands of barrels
Of wn' key on whichno duty to Uncle
Sam is paid.
The manufacture of illicit whiskey
has been carried on more or less ex
tensively throughout the South for a
good Manyyears, but the contraband
stills have been conducted on a small
scale in the hidden recesses of the
mountains. It has always been a
comparatively easy matter for the
revenue officers to capture and break
up these stills whenever they could
locate them. The camp in Franklin
county is an exception, however.
Several attempts have been made
within the last two years by the rev
enue officers to capture this moon-|
shine stroughold, but without .sucess.
On each occasion the officers have
been driven off. Success has made
the gang bold. They have gathered
recruits from the criminal class all
over the country, and it is believed
thatit would require a force of two hun
dred men to dislodge and break up
their stills. The gang is compose(d
of ex-convicts, desp1radoes, and the
most daring and (desperate of cut
throats ever collected together. They
are a menace to the community and
have committed numerous outrages
in addition to the ruiing of illicit
The place selected for their opera
tions is well suited for their purpose.
Franklin county is on the border be
tween Virginia and North Carolina.
It is sparsely settled and mnountain
ous. Encircling one of the lesser
mountains near the North Carolina
line are two streams boasting of the
poetical names of "Shooting Creek"
and "Runnit Bag." The waterm of
these two creeks supply one hu1(red
odd illicit stills of the gang. .FroIm
the top of the mountain one can com
Inand a view of the surrounldiIg coun
try in every direction. Guards are
stationed all around the camp, and it
is Impossible for any one to approaclh
within a half a mile of the pllace with
out being seen. The miomenltI an
alarm is given the outlaws repair to
the top of the mountain and prepare
for a fight. They aire well equipped
for defensive operations. They are
armed with the latest improved breech
loadingrifles, shot guns and revolvers.
They have built a small fort and are
In a position to stand a long siege.
It is stated on good authority that
they have recently mounted two or
three cannon in the fort. Every per
son travelling through that part of
the State, no matter what his busi
ness may be, is escorted by an arnud
guard across this district. He is inet
at the border and is not l, "i A
to go anywhere alone I me
the moonshineriqs' terr144 il(h leaves
tention is shown jeh. "'y'. This at
k4&nown g. ' ' o every' visitor not
--. e c amember of the gang.
The World correspond(enlt is ecredi
bly informed that two-thirds of the
regular distillers in Virginia anid
North Carolina are seriously enibar
rassedl in their business by reason of
the production of so much illicit
whiskey. Their sales have fallen off'
more than fifty per cent. and they
are calling loudly on the government
for protection. As t'he government
officers are well aware of the existence
of the, moonshiners' stronghold in
Franklin county thme question might
be asked, "'Why don't they take step)s
to break it up?"
The revenue force isn't suflicient to
enforce the law, and red tape and a
scarcity .of money pr'event any deci
sive action by the department at
Washington. Although there is pre
sumably a large surplus in the treas
ury,.the appropriation for the revenue
service has nearly run out for the
fiscal year ending June 30, and there
is no money available to employ a
large enough force to break up the
Franklin county camp. The revenue
officers know by experience that it is
practically useless to send( at posse of
fifteen or twenty men out there, as
the.y could accomplish nothinig but
their own destruction.
"If the commissioner had any funds
left at his disposal," said a revenue
officer to The World correspondlent,
"he wvould authorize us to engage a
sufficient force to break up tile camp;
but he hasn't, and unless Congress
comes to our rescue we will be pow"
erless to do anything before the 1st
of July, when the alpropriation~ for
the next fiscal year will be available.
For the past three or four years Con
gress.has cut down our app)rop)riation
so low that we have been compelled ~
to reduce our force of men about one
half. At no time since the war has
thero- been so much illicit whiskey ~
made as at the present time, andl it is ~
largely due to the crippling of tile in-t
ternal revenue service by Congress.
Aa-long as the internal revenue laws (
-are. on the statute books Congi'ess F
should make sufficient prlovisions to
enforce. them. All effort is being C
made in Washington now to induce ~
Congress t0 pass a special appropiai- a
tion; to meet the Franklin countyc
case'. If the, present state of affairs ~
eflould. continue six monthls longer,
miost of the l.awfully registered dlis
tilleriea in this part of the country E
would be compelled to suspendl.
"Frankhin county to-day is com
plately unider the control of thecu
throat gang of moonshiners On la
illinit distillery has a moro demoraliz. 1,
in,:effect on a locality than a hundred a
licensed saloons. In the one case the
men meet after dark in secret and
drink the raw whiskey until they are
hopelessly drunk. It is cheap, and hi
they drink a great ueal more than if 'M
they went to a regular saloon. We b<
will not be able to capture the Frank- B3
11in county camp, however unless w
Congress comes to our aid. ]ft is hard C
enough to getimen to go with us on W
i~iiiipa es5 when we have miney ti
tpay tem, as the government makes c<
io Pr'ovision for a man's family~ if he fr
bap en toget killed or' eoliay in 4
eeteinducemen~t to io~ athe gov.
FUN EVEN IN A CNSUS.
An Appeal to colored rarsons in the South
PrOduces Antaing Results.
"Thefunniest thingthat has tlmned
up in connection with preparation for
the tenth census," said Mr. King, of
the census bureau, to a Washington
Star reporter, "has come about
through the sending of what might
be called miniature registers of birtih
and deaths to colored clergymen all
over the South, with requests that
the little schedule blank books should
be filled in with memoranda concern
ing all the blacks in their parishet
who chanced to be born or to dic
durimg the census year. You see,
from that part of the country it i
very difficult to obtain accurate con
tributions to our vital statistics re.
garding the n(egroes-inforialltin, -i
that is to say, as to thei" ages at whiell
they die, the diseases to which they
succumb, and ill such things from
which we derive valuible knowledgL
as to the relations betwevn diseast
anldrace , lonigevity anid occupation
and so on. Down there many color
ed infants are born without any suc
attendant formalitiej as registration
and maiy colored people die withou
me(lical atteiidaice, or legal cogni
zance of the fact. So we thought i
a good idea to ask these parsons, wIh
areI ahVays, men of large influele,
amiong their )eople, to put down il
the blank books we sent thiem Inenm
orandak upon such matters in thei
"A novel idea."
"Quite so. Also we thought
good one. But theinunediate reilt
of its application have been ia trill
Siu-prisimg. We told the clergyme:
whom we addressed that we wer
mIerely asking a service which voul,
be entirely voluntary (n their piu1
and that we should be very glad i
they would assist, us in our efforts t
make the census as accurate ats poss:
ble. About three weeks ago answer
)egan to pour into the office hert
and some of tliem are remarkabi
comic. As ia rule the reply set us I
iml soiletiim'g like this forim:
"'DFA:. Sin: I acept your it)oiit
ieit and would like to know whel
the approl)riatioln for Imy work will b
sent lue. Also inform me as to lio%
many assistants I hiad better (n1gagt
Yours respxectfully,' etc.
"But the quailtest answer of all,
said Mr. King in conclusion, "wi
one that we got from a reverend geii
tlemanl whose postotlice address i
Skunk Hollow, Mississippi, andi(I wi
retarked that the chief <illestion ii
his region was what should be don,
with the white folks, andl not at all t<
the existenle alld propagation of thl,
Taking the Cenui.
The taking of the census of 1891
will begin the first of June and miIfus
be coml)leted by the first of July
The comIuesation to he paid to eni
merators is fixed by section 2 of the
census Act of March 1, 1889,and pro
vi(les a imimmum rate of two cents foi
each livimg imihabitant, twt) cents fol
ch death, fifteen cents for eael
farm, ty cents for 0ac esti
hshmient of productive mdust,rv, it
hive cents tor each surviving soldier
sailor, or mnarinie, t'lenmeated1 ai
returned, for1 all subdivisions whier<
such aillowanice shall be deemed sufli
cient. In all other subd(ivisions
wher-e higher rates are to be p)aid, ac
ctordmg to the difficulty of enumera
tion, the ma1lximnum rates shall not ho
!nore thaniu three cents for each living
milabitant, t wenty cenits for eaci
fairm., and1( thirty cents for each estab
lishmiient of p)rodluctive inidustrv; noi
s~hall they be less thani three not
imore than six dlollars per day of teni
hours actual field-work each, in
aaseC a Per d.ieim complenlsationk is es..
Lablished. Excep)t in1 extreme cases,
io claim for mileage or traveling ex
penses will be allowed to any' enu
nerator, ando thenm only when author
ty' has been granted by the Superin -
~endent of the Census. The lawv
rovides that the number of inhabi
~ants imeluded in an enumeration
iistrict shall not in any cause exceed
our thousand,and in only very excep
bionail cases shiould this limit be
A Magnificent H otl for Mexico.
Mr. Isaac Taylor, aL leading St
Lomsi areliitect, le'ft that city' on F"ri
lay last for tho city of Mexico to
uperitend the construction of a ho
el at that lpoint to cost $2,000,000.
dIr. Taylor was the builder of tihe
southern Hotel andio Hotel Beers in
t. Louis, the Crescent at Eureka
prmngs, Ark., the Oriental at Dal
as, and other fine structures. The
iotel mn tihe city of Mexico is to be a
ugniticent aflair, with 460 guests'
00oms. It is to be built of native
tone ando will be ab)solutely firep)roof.
P'he main dining room will lhe 60x300
cet, 40 feet in the clear, and will be
het b)anqjuet hail of the city. The roof
f all the halls will be of open trust
fork in carved woods, and on one endl
here wvill be a gallery for spectator's
t balls antd bianqjuets, andl( anothier
r the orchestra, wich will p)lay at
mnner each evcninlg. The~ walls will
e wamnscotedl ten feet high in Mexi
ni onyx, and the floor will be aL
tosaic of Mexican marble. The walIuls
.e to be futher dlecoratedl with fres
>Os in oil and mosaic l)anels. The
ibjocts illustrated will be taken from
exican history, and( artists wvill
Sexpressly emp)loyedI (for the pur..
>nse by3 the government. The two
laller dmmig rooms will b)e finished
onyx and marble, w'th a general
ush of glass, white and gohld. The
rge (linig roomi will accomnmodate
>00 people at a sitting.-New Orle
-The Virginia Western surveys
vye been completed as far wvest as
ashington county, Va. The road
gmns at a point near Biuchianan,
otetourt county and runs parallel
ith the Norfolk and Western nd
linch Valle,y division from New river
ost. It saintended to connect with
to Tennessee Midland,~ now under
>nstruction at or near B3risitol, and
om a through line via the Richmond
Ld Alleghany, division of the Chesar
lake .and Ohio between Richmond.
ynehburg and Memphis. Colonel
0. Buoid,-of Richmond, is at the
ad 8fthe enterprise.
COUNTING THE PEOPLE.
SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WHICH THEY
WILL BE ASKED.
The Kind of Men who are Vanted for Eau
meratorm--when they are to Start and Fin
ilh Their Work.
Everything is now ready at the
census department to begin counting
the people of the United States.
The manner of getting at the num
ber of people will be very simple. A
supervisor hias charge of ektch dis
trict. He appoints the enumerators,
subdivides the districts, and is re
sponsible for their zeal and accuracy.
No enumerator is to look after a sub
division of more than 4,000, and
he must be a resident of the sub
division and personally familiar with
a great number of the people.
The enumerators are to start out
on Monday, June 2. Those in cities
of more than 10,000 inhabitants must
finish in two weeks, while those in
the country are given a month. These
men will make from $50 to $100
THE QUE4TIONs To IE ASKED.
r Here is the list of questions to be
asked. With these the enumerators
must go to each family and get an
swers to all the quostions:
1. .Give christian name in full,
a and initial of middle name, surname.
2. Whether at soldier, sailor or
1 marine during the civil war (United
States or Confederate) or widow of
f Such person.
3. Relationship to head of family.
4. Whether white or black, mulat
H to, (1ua1droonl, octoroon,Chinese, Jap
iese or Lidian,
6. Age at nearest birthday. If
uider one year give age in months.
7. Whether single, married, wid
owed or divorced.
8. Whether married( during the
census year (June 1, 1889, to May 31,
9. Mother.of how Iany children,
and unber of these children liv
10. Place of birth.
11. Place of birth of father.
12. Place of birth of mother
13. Number of years in the United
14. Whether naturalized.
15. Whether naturalization papers
hnive been taken out.
10'. Profession, trade or occupa
17. Months unemployed during
the cenisus year (Juine 1, 1889, to May
18. Attendance at school (in
.nionths) diring the census year (Jume
- 1, 1889, to May 311, 1890.)
11). Able to read.
20. Able to write.
21. Able to speak English. If not
the language or dialect spoken.
22. 11llthe. Irito au
01' with name of dis
I ase and lengtL of tinie aflicted.
.23. Whether' defective in mind,
sight, hlearing 01r speech, or wvhether
, crippledl, mimiied or de'formied, with
name of defect.
24. Whether a prisoner, convict,
25 and 26. Is the hionme you live in
hired, or' is it owned'( by thme head or a
memiber of the famnily?
27. .If owned by3 head or member
of family, is the home frce from
28. If the head of the family is a
far'mer',.is the farm which lhe culti
vaLtes luried, 01' is it owned by him 0or
by a member of his family?
29. If owned by head or member
of family, is the farm firee tr'om mort
30. If the home 01' farm is owned1
by head oir menmber of family, and
mortgaged, give the postoflice addr'ess
If any one refuses to answer these
questions, except, peCrhaps, as to age
m case of females, they ar'e liable to
a fine of $100.
Superitendent~ Porter' expects to
have a fairly correct estimate of the
pop)ulation. of the States and Territo
ries ready in August. He will com
plete the tables necessary for the re
apportionment of Representatives in
Congress in tinme for use in the short
Colonel Frank Coxe and General
P. M. 13. Young,p two of the syndicate
who reently were the successful bid
dlers for the Okeefenokee swamp in
Georgia, arr'ived in the city yester
(day3. Colonel Coxe will r'emnain a few
days before leaving his home, and
General Young will be here some
tine and will busy himself looking
after' his paving contr'act with the
.Their' purchase consists of a half
nulhion acr'es of land, at present in a
(dense swamp eOver'ed with cypress
"Insidle of ten (lays," said( Colonel
CJoxe last evening, "we will have suir
veyor's on the gr'ound to find out the
exact number of acres in the tract
and the p)robable cost of clearing it.
There is $500,000 in cypress in the
swamp, and we will per'haps clear it
for that. Then it is thought that
beds of p)hlosphate underlie it and we
wdll p)ut exper'ts on to find if there is.
If wve do decidle to do thme work, after I
we have finished it will be made into i
sugar plantations and sold."
The swamp lies at the southern
boundary of Georgia and part of it
lies in Florida. The same price as
we paid to the former State will be
)fhered1 the latter for that portion ly- ~
mng in it, and it is probable that the
off'er will be accepted. At p resent it
is absolutely worthless and it will
take an immense amount of money j
to clean it out. Directly after the
State had sold the property the pres
mit owners had an opportunity to
:hsposeoof itto an1English syndicate
rad also to a party of Americans.
rhecy wifl, however, hold it until they r
know more of its resources, and their ~
opinon is that they have struck a bo
-Within .the last three months ~
there have boon from eight to ten wil
tul homicides aton thene groes in,a
Laurens county, 8&~
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS.
Facts of interest vathered from Various
-Vice-President Morton has re
turned from his trip through the
South with the kindliest feelings for
its people and the brightesthopes for
- -A syndicate of New York and
Augusta capitalists has purchased
several thousand acres of land in
South Carolina on the hills opposite
Augusta. The purchasers will de
velop the property and make it easily
accessible to Augusta.
--Wi. E. Christian, late associate
editor and owner of the Charlotte
N. C., Democrat, has disposed of his
interest in that paper and accepted a
position on the staff of a Philadelphia
paper. Mr. Christian married the
daughter of General Stonewall Jack
son. This lady died a few months
ago, leaving two children.
-The Midway hotel and several
business houses at Kearney, Neb.,
were burned Moiday morning. A
terrible wind from the northwest
prevailed. The loss will probably
exceed $150,000. One man was killed
by jumping fromt a fourth-story win
-A sensational tragedy occurred
itt Redlands, Cal., early Monday
morning. D. C. Gresham, connected
with The Citograph, a weekly paper,
was shot and killed by C. C. McCon
key, proprietor of the Windsor hotel.
McConkey then committed suicide.
Both men stood high in society, and
the affair has created great excite
-Aleek Copeland, colored,was shot
and fatally wounded at his own house
in the vicinity of Clinton, S. C., on
last Saturday night. On opening the
door of his cabin in response to a
knock he received two loads of bird
shot in his face and body. Suspicion
fell on Fearow Leak between whom
and Copeland there was an old
grudge. Leak has been arrested and
there is strong proof of his guilt.
The Rate or Interest.
Byan Act of the lastLegislature the
law in regard to rates of interest was
so amended that no higher rate thian
8 per cent. per annum may be charg
ed for the hiring of money, the legal
rate remaimig seven per cent. except
upon special agreement. Thelaw did
not take effect until the first of March,
1890. The following is a copy of the
law in question:
"No greater rate than seven per
centum per annum shall be charged,
taken, agreed upon or allowed upon
any contract arising in this State, for
the hiring, lending or use of money or
other commodity,except upon writtei,
contracts wherein, by express agree
ment, a rate of interest not exceeding
eight per cent. may be charged. No
person or corporation lending or ad
vancing money or other commimodity
upon a greater rate of interest shall
be allowed to recover in any court of
thi State any portion of the interest
so unlawfully charged; and the prin
cipal sum, amount or value so lent or
4&,iAned, without aiy, i
be deeme<(ii&ia en by the courts
of the State t.o be the true legal debt
or measur'e of damage to all intents
andl purp)oses wvhatsoev'er, to be re
covered without costs: Provided, that
the provisions of this Act shall not
ap)ply to contracts and agreements
entered mito, or discounts or ar
rangements made, prior to the first
of March, 1890."
Mrs. Jackson's Pesion
The Washington correspondlenIt
the New York Herald, referring to
the application of Stonewall Jackson's
widow for a pension for her husband's
services in the Mexican wyar, says:
"I called on Commissioner Raum
today and asked whether Mrs. Jack
son's ap)plication for penision would
be favorably consideredl. He replied:
-"I have not taken it up yet, but I
can see no reason why it should not
be granted. Section 4,716, Revised
Statutes, says:--'No money on ac
count of pensions shall be granted to
any person, or to the widow, children
or heirs of any deceased person, who
in an.y manner voluntarily engaged in
or aided, or abetted the late rebellion
against the authority of the United
States. But section 5 of that Act
granting pensions to the soldiers and
sailors of the Mexican War, approved
January 29, 1887, says that 'section
4716 of the Revised Statutes is here
>ly repealed so far as the same relates
to. this Act or to pensioners tunder
tis Act.' This latter clause gives
aMrs. Jackson a clear title to hiea pen
sion in my opinion."
The Mexico Cathedral.
,The interior of the grand cathedral
in the City of Mexico ins, even at the
present day, after having been succes
sively plundered, most magnificent.
It contains five naves, six altars, and
fourteen chapels, which contain the
bones of some of the vicerovs and de
parted great men of Mexico.
A balustrade surrounds the choir, of
a metal so rich that an offer to replace
it wvith one of equal weight in solid
:ilver was refused. This weighs twen
y-six tons, and came fromt China in I
the ol days of Spanish dominuion,wheni
the richly freighted gal'cons of Spain r
ent their cargoes overland from A ca-i
pulco to Vera Cruz. on the way to the1
T,he high altar was formerly the rich
st in the world, and yet retains much
if its original glory. I otie
andleticksof god soheavy thata
ingle one was more than a man could
it, chalices, cruets, and pyxes of gold
ncrustedl with precious metal, studided ~
'ith emerald, amnethysts, rubles, and
The statue of the Assnuption (now 5
slssing4 was of gold, ornamented with p
iamonds, and is said1 to have cost $1,
0000. There was a gla lamp,
aued at *70,000, which itcost at one
me $1,000 to oleatn, but cer'ding to
Tren5,h writer-and the joa h is --- i
me liberal troops cleaned it for noth
ig, and it has not been seen sinw.
Flowers as Politleal Emblem.
One result of the election has had a
trange effect on the flower market in ~
'arls. Since the election the p rice of
ed carnations has gone down like the af
hares of a bubble company. While d
he white carnatlon is quoted in the
farche aux Fleurs at the respectable n~
gare of 1 franc a dozen, the red Is n~
Yfer.d frsely at no more than 7 sons.
1either in P'er* 4or ywhore else does
nbody oeretq .e ehtisDp Sv JfJmhe
VlDbJ Qt e feilgg~. h
-The tailors of Knoxville have or
dered a strike. They demand higher
-The late extra session of the
Tennessee Legislature vost about
--Steps have- been taken by the
authorities to suppress gambling in
-It is now said that only about
twenty of the Pan-American delegates
will visit the South.
-The Charlotte Democrat says
twelve hundred disabled Confederate
soldiers drew pensions in North
Carolina, and 2,800 widows.
--George Gardner iand Sherman
Hays, two negro hands on a Ten
nessee steamer, had a difficulty, which
resulted in Hays being killed.
-Rev. Var-dry McBee, of Mont
gomery, will deliver the commence
ment sermon of the Greensboro
Female college on the 1st of June.
-Dennis Ballard, of Johnson City,
Tenn., was killed by lightning on
Tuesday last. His underclothing
was burned to a crisp, and his left
foot torn to pieces.
-Ensign Thomas Washington, son
of Colonel J. A. Washington, of
Goldsboro, N. C., sailed Saturday from
Norfolk,. Va., on a three years' cruise
in Asiatic waters.
-A reign of terror exists in Wayne
county, V. Va., caused by the intro
duction into that section by the Nor
folk and Western railroad of a tough
lot of citizens. Floatingriversaloons
are in order, and two murders a day
-The report has gone forth that
Anniston expects to secure the invest
ment of five million dollars this year.
She has already secured over one-fifth
of it, and is now getting herself well
-Last Friday while one of the at
torneys was speaking on a case at
Lexington,N.C., Judge Shipp, looking
out of the window, discovered that it
was snowing. He innnediately aid
unceremoniously announced that
court was adjouirned for the day.
-Henry Dixon, a crazy old colored
man, who has wandered about Jack
sonville, Fla., for many years, (lied at
his house in Hansontown Monday
morning. He started off last Friday
night, and nothing more wns seen of
him until Sunday, when he returned
nearly dead froimi cold and exposuree,
froml) the effects of which he died that
-An electric wire running into the
store of Hass, Hodge & Co., at John
son City, Tenn., communicated its
electricity to the iron posts and door
step of the front, Tuesday last. Sev
eral customners in entering the door
were thrown down. Leon Rogers,
the 1111n Adho has charge of the plant,
was sent for. He step)ed on the
iron front and was also knocked
down. A negri-o stepped in the same
place and received a shock that i
most paralyzed him. When .ho re
covered, he took.-up tt stret as if a
IVion bf d&Vilk 'were after himi.
"Don't Give up t ho4 Ship."
Don't sur-render-, although the fight
be( long and bitteri, and1( re(sullts thus
far but (dismial failures. 01ld Bad
Blood may yet 1)e conquered and dis
ealse driv-en fr-om the citadel of life.
You haIve not used1 the p)roper r-eme
dy, or long ago you would have felt a
change. You have tried this and
that, a hiundr-ed bottles of thisspecific
and( fifty bottles of that sar-sapar-illa,
and feel you might as well have used
so mnuchl rain watei- for- all tile goodl
effect they had. Why have you niot
tried B. B. B. (Botanic Blood Balm)
ma,de in Augusta, Ga? Becauwse it
isn t adver-tisedl so consp)icuously as
other mnedicines?P Well, that's a poor
reason. The greatest hlumb)ugs can
affor-d thi largest advertisemuents. As
for- B. B. B. tsy it, and if six bottles
don't (do you more good than all the
othei- blood miedicine y'ou have ever
taken, call it a humbug, a name tha't
hais never yet boeun applied to it by
WXalter- Bridlges, Athens, Tenn.,
writes: "For- six year-s I had been
rifilicted with runnling soi-es and an
enhairgement of the hone1 ill my leg.
[ tried eveirything I heard of without
rny per-manent benefit until Botanic
Blood Balm was reconmmended to me.
After using six b)ottles the sores heal
2d, and1 I am now in beOtter health
than I have ever been. I send( this
estimonial unsolicited, because I
wvant other-s to be benefitted."
--Tle Anniston Evening News is
nrepal-ing a tirade edition which will
e issuedl Apr-il 1st. It will contain
~he story of A1miston; 11er railroadIs,
~hur-ches, mcr-ease in growth, sur
-ounldling towns, futur-e pr1ospects, and
L lam-ge mass of valuable information.
.Diseases P~ecu,liar to women, espe
uially monthly dlisorder1s, are (cured by
he imely use of Br-adfield's Female
Pianos am( Orgas.
N. W. TnRUM, 134 Main Streoet, Co.
umubia, S. C., sells Pianos and 0Organs
lirect from factory. No agents' com
mssions5. The celebrated Chlicker
ng Piano. Mathusek Piano, cehe
'i-ated foi- its clear-ness of tonje, light
Less of toulcil amnd lasting qualities.
Mason & Hamlin Upright Piano.
Storhlng Upr-ight Piano, from $22
.Arion Piano, fr-om $200) up.
Masonl & Hamlin Organs, surpasse
Sterlhing Orgeans, $50 up.
Ever-y Instrument guaranteed for
Lx year-s. F!fteen days' trial, ex
onses both ways, if not satisfactoro.
Sold on enstallmnents.
OUR SURPLUS MONEY IN THE y
COMMERCIAL, BANK, f
COLUMBIA, 8, C,
One dollar- and upwardcs received.
itorestat, the r-ate of 4 per cent, prjI
anum,f Fi quarterly, on thers
ay fFuary, May, Auguwt and
ovember. Married women and
imors can keep account in their own
ame. Higher rates of interest al
wed by special arrangement. b
0. J. IhanELr, President.
IN~o. S. ILEAPHART, JAMES IREDEIL,
When: "-ldifiud to iosure in
THE - MUTUAL .. LIFE, -
a entitled to your first conideratiou,
the Life losurance lostitutions of ti
in all the features of business, togethe
-1. I-s the Oldest active Life Insulanc<
2 It is the Largest Life Insurance Coto
3. It is thv Strongest flnancial Iostitutit
wore thaN One Hundred and Twent
4 It iq the 8afest Compauy in which to
I. It i? the Cheapest Company in whict
ducing t e final cost of imlura,nce be
6. This GP -AT CORPORAI ION has.
in Cas1 durplue, in twirnty-oue yo:ui
is nea y eleveIj mjilliuj dl,i1ari mort
the F At TWO leading compaits.
FINE S E
&-Ask for catalogue.
TERRY M'F'G 00.. NASHVILLE. TEh
Qb. and -Fe vej, Cure. L ,
TER DARRETT DltG 0 o.
(ILER'S LVER PILL
lAmove the bile fom the system. curo
billoa tmables, and prevent malarial dist,-..
leor sal by all d'miggista and merchanta .mt
conti a box. or maild on receipt t- i-rice b.
TNB BARRETT DRUG oo
B A yu~~t
HC! E R.RY
CUSHION1. %hsj--er 'I. Corn
Mtbl. A ;hjswrre,.all liene.dloofall. sIot.by, I. III R?4
oals, ON nr'du&a, hew Tork. Write for book of pro*% t
Te r .rcorn tni irm
r ONS8U M PTI.
Iave nakuCt.o ;r)nChiti Anstlorn. n est-ont n
drom etUve nta Tabo In and SA.
C ansee mid lwalIfM 8 tho lair.
E~rootes airrat, growth
Nevar Faits to Reatoro Gray
Hair to its Yivhriul Color.
I ioand 81 or awit-t.
CHiCHES'a'E W 0: .i:
ied Cross isiat-.owd n..d.
rTbe only rnlable 1 -111 f- , A-. Ptnr
sure. Ladiea, ask b~rurl- i..r i, 1,.
itnh bluerin. Ti oenre Qt her. I':t:b%v te.
Agents wanted to 1nIt is a perfect
sell Pinless Clothes '?inter line. Samn
Line; noe more pie tine sent by
clothon pins needed. t alil f or 5cit., also
Ithoids the hteavest P aNft.1. line by
and finest fabrics mail SI.r> pre
w i t hi 0 u t pius, l.nid For circu
Clothes do r.,t, freeze to lara, price list, termts
it and cannot blow off. ad drese < h
PINL1MSi CLOTtIlS LINIC CO.,
17 Hermon 'At., WVorcester, Mass.
MADE WITH BOILING WATER.
E P PS' S
MADE WITH BOIL|N 'MIt,.
How Los I WiRogain
- 0 am
THE SCIENCE OF L IFE a
A Scientifie and Standard Popular Medical TIren
on the Errors of Youth,Preature lcceu ac Ne 8tn
and Phbyslcal Beblity, Impurities of th Ieo
Restulting from F'oily, Vice, Ignorance, PS
Overmaxatlon, Enervating and unlittin0A
for Work, euiness, the Married or Mn,
Avoid unskIllful pretenders. Po.~ Wili
binding, embossed, ful ice~ mt. at La
mail, postpaid, conceajel pa n W e umbi
<distin ulaeis atthore if o etr
cevEteOJLD AA D JEWE,Lp L __
from thte National Medical Ass --
this PRIZE BRNAY on NEIt' Going We
o tMatIPBnuTa P rakg No. 52.
dentiay muail or in erson at'- 7 30 a
No. 4 Bulanch st., flouton, Ma. 10 33
orers for books or letters for'adi) 115
,2 24 p.n
I 5 00
RICileMOND, V a
N anuf ao tu u
Will furnish lowest eat. T.
inds of MACHINERY, ap)
baite Solid tr
DNGINES AND BOILER day ltumlbla, S
AW MILLS AND GRlIS isu
~OTTON QIigs, pIIS, * C
RICK AND TTLING~ r..L
MACHINERY, v M'e
W"' Write to me for pri cabofo, i
V. 0. !3ADHIAM, Geo'I Agent,
Oolumhlna n -.
ther (onile remenber thut
iuce it holds the foremost place among
t! world, and offere superior advantagvs
r with unequalled floaucial security.
Company in thie Country.
puny in tho World.
,n In the World-its asetn awnouitihg to
V.-ix Millions of Dollurs.
to lusut., its large divi4aftl getuf -,.
ow that ut arny other (AP11mpantv.
arued hor and paid tut to it@ loolwe% ILb,-er'l
the ele)rIOUS .ui of $73.000,000, -A hiel
I'a the Cotubitied Returom iii,,,mie< ty
EDWARD L GERINAN).
GRNERAL AoENT, Coluusblia, 8 (,
Tbh Tozer Eliit WorP A
..siia:orewvr to I)k .Lirtrjt WYorks.a
OHN A. WILLIS PROPRIE
117 WtSk GERVAF STREi
-MANtJFACTURER8 OF TH
Tozer Steam Engtna
A NF A Li.if VW~tj1 IrL LU OAV k
AND) ETVJ -~IUl.A -HOLLN
et i iI -- ROEA -.d
. - R P L A N T1C1 W A',14 a a As a
PIN O P
's Pullmemaee on
1ima TEAM BA W MI
e* A1g. Harvesting 64d oh Ma
chin'ery write to the uadersi# , x bo
will guarantee tbe goods the ay
6ffor in -all respect4, and make rs
ltrestang both to consuzia and
We will also furaah eve thing
seeded in the line .of 4ugpli: Bilt
ing, Oils, Pipiug, FittlO V_ e", In,
spiratork Injectors, Prni4 ,O-, &o.
W. H. GIBBES. k3, & 00.
o WnbRA= . T .
-. 1.P. <3NArANU-ro
tsteilhlla.acho and 0onutipationt in a 1ah
time. Prevost,, all Malarial trouble..
f.M centa. For cato by druggLsts and an
acnt.. Menunaoturad b:,
1-4 K1ING hBT.. UAltLJSON, N.
Ala.IATU Ebb OF LA%BS. AN3
.1 ii T' I' UrndLerwearr. fIn,e D)ress Shtiro~ ~
* de. . tailiy. Ihr<tion, for nFeaauring .g
n gIgL'EtI'PtjhDs iiT
Maaenar hu, . ,.*C.
W.A. CLARX, Pres. 2% b. toDzarson, 5%
ngton, N. C., Jan. 18th, '1
ite between Charlestona
ad upper South Caaro)l
'forth I arolinia.
9t- Goih g
..Lv Chmarleston Ar.. 9
.........Lane2....... 7 5
*. ..Ar Columbia Ly. .. 5
.......Yorkvi le ..
-......Lamt aster ...11
.......Rock Hill... 1
..Charlotte. N. C... I
...Abbeville . . .. .1
....patahug . .1
Hentldersonville, N C
..Asheville. N. I'...
inu betweegn 'harleston
Gen. Paiss. A
TER, O en'J Mainger.
dioneb3 b'h hi'y
Iell.nake ef an