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Many !Peoplo Now E?
Washington, September 10.-Will
peanuts put you to sleep?
Many people are now using them
for this purpose, eating a few just be
fore they go to bed, and Bishop Ly
man, of Baltimore, and the Episcopal
Church, is quoted ss saying that they
cured him of chronic insomnia- One
evening, on his way home he paused
at a vendor's stand, bought five cents'
worth of peanuts and ate them. Ho
slept that night "like a top," and em
ployment of tho same remedy on sub
sequent occasions was attended by tho
same satisfactory recuit.
Certainly, if peanuts are s soporific,
one great advantage they possoss is
that theo are harmless. The trouble
with sleep-producers is that their
after-effects aro bad, and the last state
of the insomnia victim who tal"*?
them ?B liable to be worse than tuc
first-a remark which specially ap
plies to thone seeking relief in bro
mides and narootios derived from
opium, which create dangerous habits.
Ground nuts (as they are called in the
South) are bc eminently wholesome
article of food; they are not at all in
digestible, though commonly supposed
to be BO, and Government experts
have ascertained by analysis that they
oontain more nutriment per pound
It is a faot, perhaps without signi
ficance, that the negroes who work in
the peanut fields of the Carolinas are
a remarkably sleepy lot-suggesting a
notion that the growing plants spread
about them a subtle soporific influ
ence. But, leaving that a?ide, it is
undeniable that peas of this kind (for
such they are, properly speaking, and
not nuts at all) have a marked ten
dency to fatten the colored folk of
the plantations, who devour them
in large quantities, preferring them
raw. ' s
So many people suffer from sleep
lessness that the discovery of new
remedy or palliative for that dreaded
affliction is justly regarded as of ex
traordinary importance. At the pres
ent time the department of agricul
ture is experimenting with a curious
plant, known as "sleepy grasB," whioh
growo in New Mexico, between tbs
Pecos and Rio Grande. It is known
bontanioally as Stipa vaseeyi, but
nothing as yet has been definitely as
certained in regard to the nature .of
the peculiar sleep-producing sub
stance which it contains. When
horses eat it they go to sleep standing
up, and it ia'almoBt impossible to
wake them, so sound ' is their slum
ber. They behave as if drugged, and
do not get over it for three or four
The sleepy grass is found on the
lower slopes of the hills in the regions
mentioned, and it is quite plentiful
on the Sacramento Mountains, west of
Pecos Valley. It sa tall and its long
rye-like heeds, when ripe, are very
tempting to horses. - Apparently it is
the leaves that contain the mysteri
ous soporific, and not the grain, but
there osn be no certainty on this
point until it is settled by analysis.
Travellers, it is said, are obliged to
go into camp for a week while their
horses sleep off the effects of the
plant; but, after one good dose, the
besets will never touch the grass
With a view to ascertaining some
thing definite on the subject th? Gov
ernment experts have planted a patch
of sleepy grass at Washington, in the.
rear of the department of agricultura.
It ripened last week and the seed
heads were out off, to be analyzed.
Likewise, the grass itself, ajid even
the roots, will be subjected to analy
sis, in order to find out what the
sleep-producing substance is and to
isolate it. It must, be decidedly
powerful, and it may be very valuable
for medicinal uso. Unquestionably it
sxists in the stalks, whioh the horses
?at, but there may be much more of it
n the roots?
Moat sleep making drags, as already
Hated, are dangerous. Their, after
iffeotsare bsd and babita foi* them
ire esslly formed. What is mest
leeded is a soporific and nerve-soother
the two are much the samo) without
> Nemesis. Possibly.-the "sleep*
ress" may supply this Want. In tn
lean while, there is ope remedy of re*
ent discovery, ?Weh happily an
ders to this definition pretty well,
til obtained from the wild passion
ower vine, whioh is quite common si
tr north as Virginia and Maryland,
arther South it is found plentifully
long the railroad trasks, end ia South
isrolina it flourishes in tangled pro
asion on the railroad embankments,
travelling from Charleston inland one
Jes any quantity of it.
The^roofc of this plant is dried,,
onnd to powder, and soaked in
cobol and water to extract the valu
. ile medicinal BubsUnco it contains,
>. Met? - is a resin. But it has to be
at a Few Before Goina
taken at a certain hour of the year, in
the season of flowering, else it is
worthless. Strange to say, a moderate
quantity of the plant will kill a horse
at tbe flowering time, but at any other
season an unlimited quantity may be
oaten with impunity. The medicine
thus prepared-it can bo compounded
only* by a skillful apothceary, aud
should be taken only on a physician's
prescription-is a wonderrul nerve
Boothcr and sleep-producer. ?t has
no reaction, does not engender a habit,
and is therefore particularly good for
nervous and sleepless persons. The
plant is known to botanists as Passi
flora incarnata, and it bears yellowish
fruits ths size and shape of a hen's
ogg, which are good to eat.
Many sufferers from insomnia would
promptly pet over it if they would j
make a practice of eating a little
something before they went to bed.
Half a dozen fried oysters are excel- j
lent for tho purpose, or even a few
crackers. A bottle of beer taken just
before retiring is a great help, es
pecially if a bite or two be eaten
with it. A hot bath before bed,
plenty of fresh air in the bed room,
aad a good thick pillow to keep thc
head high are first rite remedies for
The hot bath and the high pillow
tend to oause the blood to flow away
from the brain, and the problem is
to get rid of it. Drugs like chloral
and morphine contract the small
blood vessels and thus expel the
blood; but a prolonged usn of them
makes sleep impossible without their
aid. Anxiety, joy, grief and all
other emotions cause blood to flow to
ward the brain. Accordingly ia bad
casca physicians sometimes apply cold
compresses to the head-, or wrap the
body in wet sheets.
When a person eats before going to
bed the blood is drawn away from the
brain to help digestion, and thus sleep
is encouraged. Knowledge of the fact
that the brain in sleep is comparative
ly bloodless led Dr. Durham, a fa
mous physiologist, to try to induce
slumber artificially by outticg off the
blood supply from the brain. This
he attempted by compressing the caro
tid arteries in the neok, and after
thirty seconds-the experiments being
tried on himself and his friend-he
invariably succeeded in produoing im
mediate and deep slumber. A soft
humming in the ears was heard "a
sense of tingling stole over the body,
and in a few seconds complete uncon
When you go to sleep your eye
balls turn upward, your breathing be
comeo slower, and the amount of air
you take into your lungs is only about
one-seventh of what .you require when
awake. Your heart, too, *>.rkB more
slowly and less vigorously than in
your waking hours. Indeed, sleep
may almost be considered an approach
to death, the vital functions being to
so great sn extent reduced in their
aotivity and energy.
An Incident of 1876. ?
At Edgefield during the exciting
times of 1876 the omeo of Clerk of
the Court was held by Jesse JoneB, a
mulatto, and pro vi ou o to 1861 the
house or office boy of Governor Ma
grath. On an occasion when certain
of the promoters and managers of the
movement for the restoration of white
government were in consultation the
question of the office of the Clerk of
Court of Edgefield County esme up.
It was stated that there was no va*
coney, as the R?publiean State Su
pf???? Court had just decided that tho
colored inoumbent had two years more
to serve, Gen. Mart Gary immediately
said, "I have a man, and if. you elect
him there will be a vacancy."
Thereupon Mr. .Oscar F. Cheetham
was "declared" picoted.
At that time the historieal two ad
ministrations ruled in the State, and
when Mr. Ch ea th am received his com
Kiiftion from Governor Hampton, the
latter said, "Cheetham, old boy, Gov.
ChamberUta h&a the ?tsic Seal, bai l
will'seal your commission with my
walking stick, and thal will be recog
nized," * whereupon he stamped it with
Upon returning to Edgefield- he-ap*
pearedat tho Clerk's Office, and ex
hibiting his commission, said to the
Clerk : "Jesse, I have come to tako
charge of the offiee." "But Mr.
Cheetham," said Jesse, "there is no
vkeaaoy." "Well, VU make one,"
replied Mr. Cheatham, as he Seized
Jesse by tho arm and put him out of
And that's how Mr. Cheatham got
to bc Chrk of Court for Edgefield
County; a position to which he was ro
deo ted and which he held for eight
A Slight Misunderstanding.
A lawyer prominent in legal cirolcs
in Baltimore recently moved into a
beautiful home in the suburbs of that
city. At first the lawyer was much
pleased with bis purchase, but in a
little while BO many agents of various
sorts had called upon him that he be
came strongly tempered to movo back
to town. To a friend in whom ho con
fided ho stated that during one after
noon not fewer than niuo agents had
called upon him to dispose of one
thing or another.
The tenth visitor was a tall, sad
eyed man, who, after the customary
exchange of greetings, started in as if
to deliver a lengthy harangue. The
lawyer, goaded to the point of desper
ation, interrupted his caller:
"My dear sir, really you are wast
ing your time trying to sell any win
dow screens at this house. We are, as
you see, quite well provided for io that
respect. The week"
"But, sir, it"
"Nor do we wish to buy a lawn
mower. We do not need any furni
ture polish. As for folding beds, we
would uot have one on the place, as I
"Really^ my dear sir," indignantly
interjected the sad eyed man, "this is
"Of course, of course!" carno from
the harassed lawyer; "it always is
most extraordinary! I never knew it
to be otherwise! I suppose you'll
offer it to un on easy payments. But
you are frittering away your time, ray
good man; are ao not need anything." j
"Sir! air!" protested the tall gentle
man with the dad expression; "will
you allow me one word? I am not
an agent for anything!"
"Pardon me, pardon me!" the law
yer gasped. "May I then ask who
"I am the pastor of the Orthodox
Brethren church, and I merely called
on you in order to make your acquaint
ance, not knowing that you were run
ning a private madhouse. And now,
sir, I wish you goodday."
And the lawyer states that it took
him a whole ?reek to fix things, right
with the pastor.-Exchange.
Following up' the information se
cured from Mayor Lowry a few days
ago as to the development of the co
caine habib among the negroes of
Yorkville, the reporter has had a talk
on the subjeot with a negro of good
intelligence, who is in pretty dose
touch with the oiass that is. becoming
addioted to the drug.
The negro referred to, although a
habitual drinker of whiskey, denies
that he has ever experienced the sen
sations that make eooaine so much
sought after, but has observed the ef
fect on others, both men and women.
"They tell me," he said, "that Co
cain does you like whiskey, exoept
it don't make you want to go to sleep.
When you keep on drinking whiskey
and lie down, you'll.go to sleep; but
when you sniff cocaine, you don't
never want to go to sleep any more.
But you can't get along without it.
Several of these niggers around here
what used to drink whiskey all the
time, have quit drinking whiskey and
gone to sniffing cocaine. Some of
them, not many, sniff oooaine and
drink whiskey both, and that seems
to just make 'em plumb crazy."
"Some of these negroes around
here," suggested the reporter, "are so
trifling that they won't work for any?
body at any price, or nader any o?r
oumstanoes. Without reference to
these but only to those who, within
your knowledge have contracted the
oooaine habit, what has been the ef
fect on their disposition, as to work?"
"Well, I opeo dey ain't as good
workers as dey was. From de best T
oan git a pu o con don't want to work
when dey's been sniffin' oooaine no
mor'n dey do when* dey have been
drinkin' whiskey; but all dat I knows
works as good as dey ever did, spec
ially when dat's de only way dey got
to git the money to buy eooaine."
The negro went on tossy that co?
caine was probably cheaper than whis
ky; that an excessive user consumes
about 10 oents worth eaoh 24 hours;
that there are some who exoeed this
limit; that beginners take less; that
votaries of the habit seldom leave it
off, and that they are recognizable
principally by a yellow, muddy east
that comes over the whites of their
- Nothing WM te There.
Albert, the young maa of the fami
ly, was undeniably ill. The doctor
was .sent for. He pronounced it a
ease of jaundice, as indeed the pa
rents had suBpeoted, from the patient's
yellowish appearance. Albert'? little
?ister wat explaining to a caller :
"He's got the yaller ganders," she
said. "The doctor says so."
"But how could the doetor tell,
Bessie?" asked tjio caller.
"Easy enough," replied Bessie.
"Anybody could toil it byijeft' lookin'
into the-the yolks of his eyes."
- The hardest bird to eatoh is the
eagle on a 120 gold piece.
- If 4i girl marries well her friends
overlook her other faults.
Woman to Stump for Parker.
Lexington, Ky., Sept. WO.-Miss
Margaret Ingles, a vivacious Ken
tucky lass, has gone to New York to
answer a summons from Thomas Tag
gart, chairman of th' Democratic
National Committee, who wants her
to begin a stump specking campiigu
through the State of Indiana. Miss
Ingles is well known in Kentucky
and several other States as a cam
paign orator, but this time she will
undertake to "whoop up" thc farmers
Shortly after the St. Louis Conven
tion Miss iDgles offered her services
to the campaign committee, and re
ceived assurances that she would bc
"I had hoped for the nomination of
Mr. Bryan," she said to-day, "but,
like a politician, I must abide by the
majority of the party, and will give
Mr. Parker my hearty support. I
would not mention my preference for
Mr. Bryan, but you know I epoke for
him in the campaign of 1896* and 1900,
and I suppose I have becomo a little
partial to him."
Miss Ingles epoke from thc same
platform as Mr. Bryan in 1890, when
that leader was in Lexington, and
faced the largest audience that ever
greeted a publie speaker in this State.
Miss Ingles was highly complimented
by Mr. Bryan, who said that Bhe was
remarkably well posted on all political
"I found in that campaign," said
Miss Ingles, "many localities where
a woman in polities was looked upon
as a woman in church. You know in
many parts of the eountry a woman
is not allowed to raise her voioo in
ohuroh work and especially to addre JS
a congregation. Some of the old men
would say I was out of my sphere, but
they would como to hear me, and I
found them among my most enthu
Miss Ingles waB trained for tho
stage. She took juvenile parts while
still very young. Later she deter
mined to abandon the stage for poli
tics and she did. She was made enroll
ing clerk of the Kentucky Senate in
fecognition of her work in the 1896
Afterward she gave valuable assist
ance to Senator Blackburn in his cam
paign for re-election. The contest
was one of the hardest seen in Ken
tucky in many years, owing to the pre
dominating influence of Republicans
in the State Government at that time.
Miss Ingles was associated with Sena
tor William Goobel in behalf of Mr.
Blackburn, and eventually they won.
She was particularly skillful in learn
ing the plans of tho opposition, and
kept the Blackburn forces informed in
advance of every move.
Personally Miss Ingles is hand
some. She is a distinct brunette,
tall, and slender, and in speech is
both pleasing and convincing. She
has a happy faculty of bringing her
arguments to such a climax that her
meaning cannot bo misunderstood.
She is clever in repartee, too, and has
never yet been put to confusion by
the questions propounded by skepti
Thwarted hy a Witness.
"A little flash of humor ou the part
of a wiiu-ss will often destroy the
best of legal examination J," said a
well known lawyer. "Not long ago I
had a crimiual case in which one of the
best witnesses for the prosecution was
a negro. Before the coronar be bad
made two different statements as to
the number of limes bc had seen one
of the principals in the case, and ?
intended to trip him up on it in thc
cross examination. If he said the
first number I should coufront him
with the other statement from the
testimony before the coroner, and
vice versa. I thought 1 had him cor
nered, no matter how he answered. I
was reserving the question for the
climax, and finally I asked bim in my
most confident manner :
"How many times did you say that
! you saw this child ?"
I He hesitated a moment, and he re
plied in a surly tone :
"I didn't say I saw it all. I --aid ]
"Even the Judge had to smile, and
though I hammered away at him, al
the effect that I had sought was lost
beyond repair."-Philadelphia Record
- There are times in every man'i
life when he is disappointed becausi
he actually got his money's worth.
- It sometimes happens that whet
fortuno knocks at a man's door h<
thinks it is a bill collector and doe
- Almost any married man wil
freely admit that in his choice of i
life partner his wife's judgment wa
superior to his own.
- The way to make men appr?ci?t
your jokes is to buy them a good din
ner to eat while you are telling them
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VAN DI VER BROS,,
COME TO SEE US!
On anything in oar line and we will make PRICES SPECIALLY INTER
ESTING. We have a limited amount of
Sound, Cheap Flour for Hog Feed,
At 93.50 per barrel.
Yours for Trade,
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:Barleyf , |?|??| j
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D. S. VANDIV8B. J. J. MAJOR. . E. P. VANDIVER.
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- DEALERS IN -
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We bave a splendid line of and HARNESS cheap, and
want to sell yon.
We have some good WAGONS cheap.
- ALSO, -
|A FEW FINE HAY RAKES,
At Special Price.
COME TO SEE US.
_ VANDIVER BROS. & MAJOR.
WE have moved onr Shop and office below Peoples' Bank, in front of
Mr. J. J. Fretwell's 8tables. We respectfully ask all our friends that need
any Roofing done, or any kind of Repair work, Engine Stacks, Evaporators,
or Any kind of Tin or Gravel Roofing to call on ns, as we are prepared todo
Courses leading to tho degrees of Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) nod Master ci Arfc>*
Library Reading Room. Laboratories. Largo and ComfortaLle iJormi?ories-,.
Expenses reduced to a Minimum.
Next session bpglDB Sept. 14. For rooms apply to Prof. II. T. Caok. For CTatft
logue or informaticn address Tho Secretary of tb?? Faculty.
Turned and Scroll Work,
Devoe's Faint, Lead,
Hard Oil, Glass,
FOK THE BUILDER.! SELL YOU RIGHT.
INVESTIGATE when irs
need of any kind of-*
See me. If I don't sell yoiy
I'll make the other fellow
ANDERSON, S. C.
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
We offer for sale the following desirable property, siti>
ated in this and surrounding Counties, Nearly all of these*
places have good improvements on them. For full part icc
ulars as to terms, location, &c, call at my office.
50 acres, two miles from city, un
House and Lot, G acrcH, near city
limits, very desirable.
1 acre, with new dwelling, in city
Hi acres, near city limitB, cleared,
200 acres in Fork township, on Tug
aloo River, two dwellings.
400 acres in Oaklawn township, in
Greenville Co., half in cultivation,
5 tenant dwellings, 50 acres of this
is in bottom land.
700 acres in Hopewell township, on
Six and Twenty Creek, 300 acres in
cultivation, 2 good residences, G ten
ant dwellings, 40 acres in bottom land.
91 aerea in Garvin township, on
Three-and-Twenty Croek, good dwell
ing, barn, &o.
200 acres in Centor township, Coo
nee County, 100 cleared, balance well
timbered, well watered, good mill site
with ample water power.
133 aeren, in Pendleton township,
Rerry place, Varcnnes, 87A acres.
437 acres, Pendleton township, tenn
ant houses and dwelling.
145 acres, Evergreen place, Savar.?
150 acres in Savaunah townships
well timbered, no improvements.
GOO acres in Hopewell township.
130 acres in Broadway township**
230 acres in Fork township, on Sen
eca River, good dwellings, &c.
800 acres in Anderson County, vy*
9G acres in Lowndes vi lie township.
84 aores in Corner township.
75 acres in Oconee County.
75 acres in Pickens County.
152 acres in Rock Mills township
on Seneca River, 2 dwellings.
700 acres in Fork township.
5G aorcs in Maoon Co., N. C.,?2S^
milcB above Walhalla, on road io
1G2 acres Broadway Township, on Rocky River. Good improvements^
two tenant settlements, pastures, &o. 10 acres bottom, 40 acres woodland,.
80 acres in cultivation.
All the above axe desirable Lands, and parties wanting good homes, ain
low prioes, can select from the above and call for further particulars. No's?
is the time to secure your hornes for another year.
JOS. J. FRETWELL,
ANDERSON, S. C.
H S S
?ltet IM, Cleft BcsP
This Establishment has been Belling
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. Baring all that time competitor a'
have come and gone, but we have remained right hera. We have always solA
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we have not had one dia
satisfied customer. Mistakes, will sometimes ooour, and if at any time war
fonnd that a oustomer was dissatisfied we did not rest until we had m ?de bis:
satisfied. This policy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and we can say with pride, bat withoat boasting, that we have the confi
dence of the people of this seotion. We have a larger Stock of Goods tfcks
season than we have ever had, and we pledge you our word that we have never
sold Farnitnre at as dose a margin of profit as we are doing now. This ii?
8roven by the fact that we are selling Furniture not only all over Anders??*
lounty bat in every Town in the Piedmont seotion. Come and see us. Yoner
parents saved money by baying from as, and you and your ohildren can eave?
money by buying bare too. We oarry EVERYTHING in the Furniture lina?,
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NOW IS THE TIME
For Overhauling Carriages
and Buggies so aa to have
them ready for sei vice in
pretty weather. We have a
tine lot of material and plen
ty good, [reliable help, and
will ,do ?our best to fplease
with repaln on all vehicles.
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B AjOfjKjg~~fi Hi L * ig
tria moat bawling - tv In th? world.
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Apply to J. F. OMnksomlee, Intelligencer
o m oe._
Notice to Creditors.
ALL persons having demands against
the Estate of D. 8. Maxwell, deceased*
are hereby notified to present thom I.
properly proven, to the undertignect
within the time prescribed by 'aw, and
those Indebted to make navmern.
MRS. KATE B. MAXWELL, EIL.
Jane 22,1904 1 S