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Washington, July 21.?Women will
represented at the coming Congress
which is itc be held at
Life Savers, wmou is v
[antes, France, in the letter part of
month. The life safring work of
aerican women partioularly will re
kjve attention, inasmuch as they eon
ibute not a little to the, efficiency of
life saviDg service of the United
Utes. NQt 0Qly aoes an afl8t",*ftti?n
'women, known as the Bine Anchor
jciety, supply all the life saving
nions with clothing for - shipwreck
people, but the wives and daugh
of the station keepers frequently
heroic wo~rk in the rescue of drown
The annals of American heroines of
e surf have yet to be properly writ
i but when a capable pen takes up
task they will compose a fascin?t?
volume. In a number of instances
jmen have received medals, of gold
L<? silver from the Government in
cognition of their services, and in
jre than one' case Uncle Sam has be
aded such decorations upon little
famous Ida Lewis was only a
tie girl whcn she made her first res
She was 12 years of age at the
e and her mother was the keeper
the Lime Kock light house in New
rt harbor, her father being a help
s cripple. One day she saw a sail
t upset in the harbor and promptly
ed out to it in a little skiff, reach
it in time to save four young men
o were struggling in the water for
e. " :
ater on, under similar cireum
ices, she saved a soldier from toe
rt Adams garrison and the man was
tored to life at the lighthouse. On
other occasion three men were
amped in a boat near Lime Book
ile trying to pick up *a valuable
eep which had fallen off a wharf,
e rescued them and the sheep also,
on afterwards she saw a* man cling
to the spindle which marked a
f near the light house and, rowing
5, she brought him in. In a gale
another day she saved two soldiers
m a swamped boat, and again she
lied out two members of the Fort
ams garrison band, who had broken
ough the ioe between the light
and the Fort. In all she res
et! thirteen persons from drowning
d earned for herself the title of the
ace Darling of America. She is
w 60 years of age and still keeps the
ic Rock light.
he gold life saving medals, worth
each intrinsically, are granted on
d cases where the recipient has
ked hib or her life. In one case a
dal was refused by the person to
om it was offered?Edith Morgan,
Hamlin, Mich. There had been a
nul storm on the lake, in the win
of 1878, and the steamer City of
ledo was driven ashore. It was
wing hard and the ship was soon
osformed into an iceborg by waves
aking over it. Communication
h'tbc shore was established by a
e aud the girl, assisted by a num
of men, succeeded in rescuing the
w uf eighteen men. The medal
t to her was of silver because ahe
not actually risked her life; hut
declined to accept it, saying that
er performance did not merit a gold
she did not want it.
ne little girl who received a medal
Marie D. Parsons. She was only
years old and lived on the
re of Long Island, at a plac? called
eplace Village. She was watching
an hoist a sail on board of a boat |
e distance from shore when sud
ly the boom flew over and knocked
rboard a small child of 7. The
jumped in after the ehild and the
t. drifting away, left them strug
in the water. Marie, seeing
t no time was to be lost, got into a
ff and, by rowing 300 .vards with aii
r might, got there quickly enough to
A gold medal was bestowed upon a
tie girl named Maud King for a deed
daring done in 1889, in the harbor
Charleston, S. C. She, her moth
"d her aunVMary Whiceley, were
3 only persons at home in the light
use supply station"at Oastle Pinok
7 when a yawl was capsized about a
?ter of a mile from the wharf,
iree men and a boy were on board of
r- The boy Swam BBhore; ono man
>?g to the boat and the two o>k?#? 1
wiged to reach the wharf,
V hung on for dear life, the sea
?t was running making their poai
10 one of great danger.
Maud, who was the granddaughter
'he captain of the light house ten-.
r Wistaria, ran to the wharf and
'ered a boat, the task being oho of
little difficulty owing to the rough
ter- Into it she got, accompauicd
Qcr aunt, and the two, each taking
?ar, rowed to the men, finally res
?g all three of them.
[n Angnst, 1874, the Catherine, a
?F THE SURF.
Done in the Work of
Norwegiao vessel, ran ashore not far
from Pensaoola, Fla. At that season
the crews of the life saving stations
are off duty, so few wrecks occurring,
and thus it happened that there were
only two men in the nearby station on
Santa Rosa Island?the captain, whose
name was Broadbent, and une assis
tant. Fortunately, however, the cap
tain had three daughters, who prompt
ly volunteered, helped to haul the life
saving apparatus a distance of two
miles, fired the life line from the shore
over the stranded ship, rigged the
breeohes buoy and rescued all of the
Seven years ago three young women
happened to be staying for the sum
mer at Point Lookout, on Long Is
land/Sound. They were the guests of
the wife of the keeper of the life sav
ing station at that place, and their
names were Jennie Rhodes, Mrs. Cel
ls. Raynor and Mrs. Rene Southerland.
A gale sprang up and a vessel came
ashore about*a mile west of the sta
tion. As subsequently ascertained
she was the Martha P. Tucker, bound
from Port Tampa to Carteret, N. J.,
with a cargo of phosphate rook. Ow
ihg to the season the station wafe
shorihanded and the twelve men on
board would have all been drowned in
evitably but for the efforts of the
young women, who helped in trans
porting and operating the apparatus,
thus saving eleven of the orew. The
twelfth was swept overboard and
In January, 1892, a vessel was
blown ashore at night on the coast of
Washington State, in a lonely region
where there were no life saving sta-c
tions. It was a terrific storm and all
night long Mrs. Martha White, the
wife of a local settler, patrolled the
beaoh with a lantern. She thought
she heard guns at intervals and when
day broke she saw the wreok. Taking
off her petticoat she waved it as a sig
nal, but the situation of the vessel
was evidently hopeless. Nearly all of
those^on board were lost, but three
men she succeeded, though herself a
very'little woman, in pulling out of
the surf, afterwards restoring them to
life. For this servioe she received a
Only three years ago, in April, 1899,
the Bteamer Chilkat, laden with lum
ber, went to pieoes on the bar in trying
to enter Humboldt Bay, Cal. A life
boat was sent to her assistance from
the life saving station a couple of miles
away, but it was loo late, the ship
having capsized. There were twenty
people on board, including half a doz
en passengers, and most of them were
lest; but throe were saved with the ut
most difficulty, and under circum
stances of the greatest danger, by wo
men from the station, Mrs. Hennig,
the keeper's wife; a girl named Shum
way, and Mrs. McLean, who was >'.he
wife of a surfman. The women dashed
into the surf and dragged the unfortu
nates ashore, all three of them being
Shipwrecked persons are apt to
oome ashore almost if not entirely
naked, owing to the fury of the ele
ments, and henoe the necessity of
having on hand plentiful supplies of
clothing for them. No sooner are
they fetohed to the life saving stations
than they are put to bed and furnish
ed with every possible comfort by the
women, who in this way contribute
very importantly to the beautiful
work. . If they did nothing else their
services would deserve to be consider
2d moat beautiful,abut, as already ex
plained, they often take an active
part in the actual business of saving
lives. It is a fact worth mentioning
incidentally that the first life boat ser
vice on the Atlantic coast of North
America was established by a woman,
Dorothea Dix, who built and equip
ped a station on Sable Island, off the
shores of Nova Sootia.?Rene Baohe,
in News and Courier.
Cures Blood Poison, Cancer, Ulcers,
Eczema, Carbuncles, Etc Medicine
If you have offensive pimples or
aruptions, ulcers on any part of the
body, aching honen or jomtB, falling
hair, mucous patches, swollen glands,
ikin itches and burns, sore lips or
sums, eating, festive sores, sharp,
gnawing pains, then you suffer from
3crious blood poison or the begioiogs
of deadly ceoocr. You* may be per
manently cured by taking Botanic
Blood Balm (B. B. B.) made especial
ly to cure the worst blood and skin
diseases.v It kills the poison, in. the
blood thereby giving a healthy blood
supply to the affeoted parts, heals
Dvery sore or ulcer, even deadly can
3cr, stops all aoheS and pains' and re
duces all swellings. Botanic Blood
Balm cures ail malignant blood trou
bles, Buoh as ulcers, eczema, scrofula,
Blood Poison, eanoer, eating
30VCB, itohing skin, pimples, boils,
bone pains, swellings, rheumatism,
ate. Especially advised for all obsti
nate cases that have reached the sec
ond, or: .third stage. Costs $1 per
large bottle at drug stores. To prove
it cures, sample of Blood Balm sent.
Tree by writing Blood Balm Co., At
lanta Ga. . Describe trouble and free
medical advice sent in sealed letter.
l?BKFhia is on honest offer?medicine
lent at onoe, prepaid. - Sold in An
leraon by Orr-Gray Drug Co., Wil
lito os Wilhite, and Evans Pharmacy.
Is ? Surgeon Excusable?
A cablegram from Paris states that
the Gazette M?dicale created a sensa
tion by maintaining that it is entirely
excusable if an absent-minded surgeon
se?s up some instrument, bandage or
the like in the body of a person opera*
ted on. "Five practitioners," adds
the oablegram, "are now being sued
in Paris Courts for aots of forgetful*
ness of that sort."
This cablegram was shown yester
day to Dr. J. D. Blake, the well
known surgeon of the city, who has
operated on nearly 300 cases of appen
"That is an interesting subject,"
said Dr. Blake, "and I quite under
stand how the editor of the Gazette
M?dicale should excuse any oversight
of that kind?for oversight it is, and
nothing more. Similar oases have
happeued in this country, although I
cannot recall any case of the kind
in this city. Any person at all famil
iar with the many features of a diffi
cult operation can realise how eatiy it
is for an operator to make an overs,
sight of this kind. And it may not
be the operator's fault at all, for he
has assistants in the more difficult
operations, and one of these may place
9 spoogue iu that part of the body
being operated upon, end this sponge
may be lapped over or hidden, so that
when the opening is being closed the
sponge may be overlooked. This over
sight will be manifested, although it
may take some some time to discover
what the real trouble is. I do not
think that suoh an oversight could
have fatal resultB if the other condi
tions were favorable.
"The operations in which suoh ac
cidents are more likely to occur are
those of the ' stomaoh and breast, es
pecially of the former. Iu speaking
of spocges we generally mean little
bundles of gauze which are plaoed in
the opening, either to stop the flow
of blood or to seperate the infected
organs from those free from disease.
These sponges arc used only ence and
are sterilized before being used. Real
sponges are sometimes used, but they
are more expensive. There are many
ways in which an operator raight over
look one of these sponges, so that it
would be sewed up in a person's body.
It is my custom 'generally to place an
instrument at the end of each sponge.
The attention of the operator is often
divided between the actual work of
the operation and the condition of the
patient. While looking after the pa
tient's condition a bowel may slip over
one of these sponges, or h tissue may
fold over it, so that it is hid from
view, even after a careful examina
tion. In the removal of gall stones
from the bladder many spongeB are
used and it is difficult to keep the fiejd
of operation clear.
"I have never heard of a case, how
ever, where an instrument was sewed
up in a person's body, although^ this
Bhould not be the most supprising thing
in some operations where large tumors
are removed. Recently I removed a
tumor weighing 49 pounds and yon
Ban easily understand what a large
uavity that made. Numerous small
instruments to stop the flow of blood
bad to be used, and one of these might
bave been conoealod and afterward
"With reference to the suit* brought
in the Paris Courts I should not
imagine that any verdicts will be given
.he plaintiffs, unless it can be proven
.hat the Operators were incompetent or
n?gligent. I think the decision ren
iered in this city some time ago, in
vhicb $30,000 damages was asked of
,he Hopkins Hospital, would stand in
similar suits here. In that case a
nan from Virginia was operated on
'or one eondition when another exist
:d. The Court instructed the jury to
;he effect that unless the operator
iould be proven to have been incom
aetent or guilty of negligence no ver
lict could be rendered for the plain
? Cottonseed oil, eorn oil and lin
seed oil, there is good reason to be
ieve, will probably have a rival at a
lot distant day in edible petroleum
>il. As a . matter of faet, petroleum
ias been sucoeRafu?ly desulphurized
tnd demineralized. Certain other
lolidfl'and ingredients have been ex
;r*r.ed from it, and the produotion of
i ikkirly good edible , oil has already
t? It is a good thing to love your
leighbors. If you don't they, are apt
o talk about yon.
let the GOLD DUST twins do yOBf *orfc?~
Slave If you will, but If you prefer to make house*
ork easy, use
makas noms brighter and care lighter.
Ada only by THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY.
Chicago, New York. Botton. SL Louis.
Makers of OVAL FAIRY SOAP.
Virginia Ulrl Changes Her Mind. |
Clarksburg, W. Va., July 21.?Out
of the West a youog Lochinvar oame
yesterday?not on a horse, but in a
buggy, and ho carried away with him
the bride-to-be of another man just
ten minutes before she was to have
plighted her troth. The audaoity of
the elopement created consternation
and the wedding guests were aghast
In all of Randolph County, famed
for beautiful women, there is none
whose comeliness excels that of Miss
ivie Thompson, daughter of Mr. John
Thompson, one of the best known cit
izens in the State. She had suitors,
by the score, and when Philip H.
Wolfong won her he was the envy of i
all the youog gallants within a hun- |
The wedding was nti for yesterday !
afternoon at 5 o'clock. The guests
were assembled and the bridegroom
oame with the venerable clergyman '
who was to make him the happiest
man in West Virginia. A few min
utes before the appointed hour, and as
the guests were looking for the bride
and bridesmaids to appear, there was
a Budden commotion in front of John
A herse drawing a buggy and driven
by;William R. Rennix had stopped
there, and the bride, evidently by pre
arrangement, ran down the steps, and,
plaoing ooo dainty slippered foot on
step, sprung into the buggy. The
whiplash fell on the horse's back and
he started off on a gallop in the direc
tion of. the railroad station. Wolfong
reached the door in time to see the
I buggy turn a bend in the road. Call -
I ing to his prospective father-in-law,
and mounting a horse as quickly as it
I could be saddled, he started in pnr
The rowels were dug .deep in the
flanks of the horses, but by the time
the pursuers reaohed the station the
train was pulling but
The-elopers went to Cumberland,
and tpday a new license was taken.
The beautiful girl who was to have be
come Mrs. Wolfong ehanged her name
to Mrs. Rennix, and without any ex
planation as to the sudden change in
Sorry To Lose Marse John.
' John Miller, of Richmond, Va.,
told some amusing stories of negro
character at the last dinner of the
New York Southern Society, says an
exohaoge. One had to do with the
exslaves retained on his father's plan
tation after the emancipation procla
mation. The elder Miller, a liberal
minded man, insisted on giving each
of the freed negroes a salary, but ask
ed, in return , that each perform his or
her assigned duty without fail, just as
would be done were they to seek ser
vice elsewhere, as they were free to do.
To one old fellow, Jouas, was assigned
the duty of watering Mr. Miller's sad
.die horse three times daily at regular
intervals. Several times he neglected
the duty, and each time was told by
Mr. Miller that they would have to
separate if he were not more careful.
When next he forgot Mr. Miller said
"Jonas, you've had fair notice. Now
you and I must part." "Vas, Marse
John," replied Jonas, "I'm sorry too
I was bohn an' raised here on de plan
t ash urn and shall die here. I 'mem
bers yo', Marse John, since a baby
an' I does hate for to see you go 'way
Where's yo' gwiao to, Marse John?'
In every town
may be had,
that makes your
It is the right of every child
to be well born, and to the
parents it must look for
is the parents'
^^ v^W^vfl' responsibility, and how important that
mkS ^ H no *a-Q^: ?* ^iseas& i3 left in the blood
^1 1 I ^>y^fifi to "e transmitted to the helpless child, entailing the most
pitiable suffering, and marking its little body with offen
sive sores and eruptions, catarrh of the nose and throat, weak eyes, glandular
swellings, brittle bones, white swelling- and deformity.
How can parents look upon such little sufferers and not reproach
themselves for bringing so much misery into the world? If you have
any disease lurking in your system, how can you expect well developed,
healthy children ? Cleanse your own blood and build up your health, and
you have not only enlarged your capacity for the enjoyment of the pleasures
of life, hut have discharged a duty all parents owe to posterity, and made
mankind healthier and happier.
There is no remedy that so surely reaches deep-seated, stubborn blood
troubles as S. S. S. It searches out even hereditary
poisons, and remov?s fevery taint from the blood,
and builds up the general health. If weaklings
are growing up around you, right the wrong by
putting them on a course of S. S. S. at once. . It is
a purely vegetable medicine, harmless in its effects, and can be taken
by both old and young without fear, of any bad results.
Write us about your case, and let our physicians advise and help you.
This will cost you nothing, and we will also send our book on blood and
Skin disease*. Xtsa SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta. Gav.
.A.bout Spilt Milk
JVti?k another Cow.
Wo have a few Bargains in?
Pianos and Organs
Still on hand, and from July 1st until September 1st we are going to show
prices that you have not seen and will not see again.
Come look at them. You will certainly be eurpiised hor cheaply and
how easily you can now get a Piano.
THE C. A. REED MUSIC HOUSE.
"MAKE HAT WHILE THE SUN SHINES !"
It is very easy to make Hay while the sun shines if yon have
A DEERING MO WER and RAKE.
THE many advantages the Deering Mower has enables the operator to
work it with much more ease than any other machine, and no time lost in go
ing around stumps and tree*. This Machine is so constructed that the driver
is at no trouble in lowering and raising the cutter bar in passing-stumps and
trees. With no effort roarcety he brings the cutter bar to an upright position
without stopping the Machine. There are many other Advantages the Deer
ing Ideal Mower has that we will show you when you want a Mower. The
Pitman Rod of this Mower has only two pieces, while all other Machines
have from ten to twenty-five pieces to wear out and be replaced.
The Mower is not all in looking up an outfit. It is essential to have a
good Rake, and the Deering Rake is the simplest Rake on the market. A
comparison of our Rake with other makes will convince any farmer that it is
the Rake he needs. The devices for dumping are so constructed that a child
can operate it without any assistance. If you are in need of an outfit let us
show you our Mower and Rake and he convinced. '.*? t?
Now is the time to sow ymr Mtuhble land in Peas and harrow thera in
with one of our TORRENT HARROW8.
- We are still headquarters tor all lines of Hardwaro, Nails and Wire.
BROCK HARDWARE COMPANY,
Successors to Brock Brothers.
tho Bowel Troubles of
Children of Any Ago.'
Aids Dilution, Regulatta
the Bowels, Stitngthcoa.
the Child and Makes
Or nail ?5 etnf Oo c. u. MOFFKTt/m. d? ?S ?w?^.
Costs Osly 25 cents at Druggists,
?ith our baby whea ba . _
Law* It tu owfui la t:?thlac
babrqaUt,_HAHTWELLH. AY&H, (Maajgw Dally Tlmeoind
Hf*r4 It, atUi in with
CotEM-WAGENER HARDWARE CO.,
(SUCCESSOR TO C. I?. POPPENHEIM,)
308 KIXG KTKEET,.CHARLESTON, H. C.
SHELF HARDWARE A SPECIATTY.
- AGENTS FOU
Buckeye Mowers, Bri?ley Plows, Oliver Chilled Plows.
OEORQE A. WAO EN ER, President.
GEORGE Y. COLEMAN, Vice President.
I G. BALK, Secretary and Treasurer.
Correspondence Nolle!*? d.
COFFINS UND CASKETS.
PEOPLES FURNITURE CO.
A great many people have be
gun to realize the virtue of
Evans Liver and Kidney Pills,
And it only takes one to reach the spot.
By Mail 25c.
I ANDERSON, S. C.
Extra Caps and Rubbers. Come and get
your supply while they are cheap.
Milk Coolers, Ice Cream Freezers and Fly
FanB going fast.
Our Stoves and Rangea are the best money
can buy. We have them for 88.00 and np,
with 27 pieces. Iron King, Ruth, Times and
Drop in and see the Blue Flame Wickless?
the ideal Summer Stoves.
Our line of Tinware, Woodenware, Enamel
Ware, House Furnishings, &c, is complete.
Roofing, Guttering, Plumbing a^t Electri
If you want the best CHURN made try a BUCKEYE.
ARCHER & NORRI8.
Phone No. 261?Hotel Chiquola Block.
BLACKSMITH AND WOODWORK SHOPS !
THE undersigned, haviug succeeded to the business of Frank Johnson*
& Co., will continue it at the old stand, and solicits the patronage of the public.
Repairing and Renainting promptly executed.
We make a specialty of "Goodyear," Rubber ?nd Steel Horse Shoeing..
General Blacksmith and Woodwork.
Only experienced and skilled workmen employed.
We have now ready for sale Home-made, Hand-made Farm Wagons
that we especially invite your attention to.
We put on Goodyear Rubber Tires.
Yours for business,
Church Street, Opposite Jail. J. P. TODD.
NOW is the time to make a selec
jlj tiou of a?
The "Kroeger" is the perfection oi
mechanical construction, and for artis
tic tone quality has no equal. Don't
be talked into paying a fancy price
for a cheap instrument, but see me
about prices. I can sell you the very
best at an exceedingly low price.
Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines.
Machine Needles 20c. per dozen.
M. Ii. WILLIS,
Next. Door tu Peoples Hank.
Acme Paint and Cement Cure,
Specially used on Tin Roofs
' and Iron Work of any kind.
For sale by?
ACME PAINT & CEMENT CO.
F. B. GRAYTON & CO.,
Druggists, Anderson, S. C.