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PECUUARTIES Or ?VwAmi?t
Most Pangerous When Frozen, I!;
Many Odd Tricks Can !?<. |)?,n
There are at least three truckmen
or teamsters, ia Chicago vviiu ar<
called "dynamiters." They havi
uevcr blown up anything ur anybody
add probably never will. They ar?
too careful. They have been traine?
to handle thc most U'rrible of man
ageable explosives and they arc pa-t
masters -f caution.
They're not a particle afraid, how
ever. Tiny ar? simply prudent ami
know their business, .md they cou
sider it salo enough to handle thous
ands of pounds of dynamite so lonjj
as you don't monkey with it. Thcs<
three draymen don't put in all theil
time ami effort handling dynamite
but they haul nearly all that is cart?-?]
inside thc city limits. They are se
lected solely 1'or the reason that they
know thc proper way Lo attend do
moro or lesa dangerous load.
At freight station.-- and at SOHO
stores dynamite is handled with "
gay abandon that would make a timid
person speechless with terror. That
is because thc freight handlers mid
thc shipping clerks have become to?j
familiar with an item ?d' freight thal
they don't understand well. There
are miners and farmers who think they
know ail about dynamite after they
have blown up an acre of stumps or
shot a few blasts in the tunnel. These
arc thc men who wind up their earth
ly careers by thawing out sticks of
dynamite in the kitchen oven or by
leaving them around thc barn for thc
children to play house with.
At the powder mills in which ?lyna
niito is manufactured the easiest way
for an employe to lose his place is
to show a sign of careless levity in
going about thc place, handling the
stock or disobeying tho strict rules
for thc treatment of the explosives.
The thoughtful, sober, cautious mau
who truly knows all about dynamite
is the one in a hundred who never
fools with it; who never departs from
the scicutitic instructions sot down in
its regard, and who, in consc?'uencc,
never starts any trouble.
Thc manufacturers themselves, and
they know about all there is to be
known t;bout dynamite, are most
eager and solicitous that every one
who uses or comes in contact with thc
explosive in any size or strength of
cartridge or package should treat it
with respectful care. After years of
experience they have decided that
lightning and gunshot aro the two
energies that should bo be kept most
remote from dynamite. Cuttiug and
thawing frozen dynamite aro the next
most potent causes of danger; fire
is the next and impact is the least.
Under no circumstances will manu
facturers or informed dealers of dyna
mite permit the fulminating mercury
caps necessary for tho discharge of
the heavy explosivo to be kept in the
same houso, hauled in the samo wag
on or shipped in the same train with
dynamito. The fulminating oap is in
finitely more susceptible of permature
detonation than is the more dreaded
dynamite, and the proximity of a
detonating fulminating cartridge is
more likely to bring on a more dis
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A -iriy pistol bullet once 'flying ihtu
a grue< ry store in the mining reliions
of Colorado .-. oil a package of dyna
mite willi snell terrible elf eel that
nothing but Him 'ls and H j >1 i n tor s of
the liotW! and its occupant* were ever
found. Without wishing to minimize
thc danger of . ' 11 i ri f lire to thc white
ex i loni vc stick? of commerce, it may
be truthfully stated that fiQ pounds of
dynamite stored in a railroad height
house literally burned up in thc
building without causing any detona
tion or extra destruction. The owner
of the dynamite not only put in his
claim for the loss, hut it was allowed
Adepts in the uses and possibilities
of dynamite have made a practice of
touching matches to the dangerous
?tull as tliey hold it in their hands
in order to demonstrate the boasted
safety of it. Hut those who know
best, the makers, advise thc amateur
not to try such experiments, lt is,
however, a fact that a stick of dyna
mite lighted with a match in thc open
will sir.zle and hum away with a palo
gray smoke without making as much
noise as a dozen parlor matches. Hut
don't try it !
On thc other hand, miners who have
tried to thaw out the frozen sticks by
ranging thom on thc hearth of a cab
in out of reach of thc actual blaze
have neon their houses blown sky
high or ?iuit seeing anything at all.
KxpertH explain this apparent contra
diction in the nature of thc stufi on
the ground that in touching a match
to it only a Htnall part is heated,
while in exposing a whole urns to a
simultaneous heat thc volatile nitro
glycerin is given thc temperature nec
essary to set it ofiio a body. Besides
thc danger of careless thawing of
dynamite, it is, in that form, particu
larly susceptible to percussion and to
contact with metal. Don't try to cut
frozen dynamite. That is one of the
standing precautions of men who
know. Don't thaw it in thc house,
aud never near a lire. Thc only
proper way to thaw dynamite is to
stand it in a dry pail and sink thc.
containing pail in a large one. in
which enough warm water has been
placed to surround the explosive with
out touching it.
Some qualities of dynamite will ex
plode under sudden concussion, es
pecially if with some metal and if
confined in boxes. And yet tests were
made at Louisville in which sticks of
dynamite were buried from a bridge
IOU feet upon thc rocks below without
nrrwl u i> i n cr on fiTnlntinn TM?is SST?in
however, was a scientific investiga
tion, and must not be imitated by the
public. Out-of-town buyers who or
der dynamite fuses and detonating
caps all at thc same time are forever
complaining that their orders aro not
all shipped together. The manufac
turers and dealers on the contrary aro
trying to keep the shipment of oaps
as far away from the dynamite as pos
sible, and the railroad which caught
its handlers putting tho two in the
same car would disoharge every man
who had a hand it it.
IL There is mless dynamite handled
through*tho streets of;Chicago -than
through those of any other largo city
in thc country, although Chicago firms
sell more of it than those of any other
city. One of the biggest dynamite
faotories in the United States .is at
Aetna, 30 miles from Madison Btreet.
Bul the factories and thc dealers arc
mutually interested in keeping tho
dangerous stuff outside of the city
limits. To this end the orders for it
received by hardware and sporting
stores io Chicago are sent to the fac
tory for direct transmission to the
The city^ordiuancesj.preclude any
store from storing, handling or moving
explosives without a permit, and not
moro than four suth permits will bc
issued in the Bame block. A tin sign
stating that explosives are in the
building.'musbbe put up on the out
side of the doors and one on each
wagon that isfused in hauling them.
The amount [of dynamite which one
wagon may lawfully carry through the
streets is 50'pounds, and if so loaded
it is not permitted to remain station
ary in any street or alley for more
than 30 minutes. C No cargo in boat or
train is permitted to remain inside
the city limits longer than 24 hours,
and every package of dynamite must
be plainly marked on the outside:
"Dangerous. Highly Explosive."
Dynamite freezes at 42 degrees
Fahrenheit, and when in that condi
tion ia as apt to explode prematurely
as not to explode at all. Froien it
becomes a whimsical, unmanageable,
absolutely terrible agency and cannot
be bandied with too much care. To
thaw it swiftly is to^invita diiaeter.
To out it ia almost as bad. And yet
it may refuse to respond to the most
powerful detonating oap. Dynamite
increases in senaitiveneee^when heat
ed to,more than 125 degrees. It will
explode at 350 degree B.?Don't keep
dynamite near a fire.g, Don't touch it
with metal tools, or use aa iron crow
bar to tamp it nuder a stump. Never
leave the fulminating caps around
loose nor keep them in the same
boote with thP. dynamite.1" Dynamite
ia like a buzz saw. A harmless neccs
?iiy of modern life. Don't ru o uk ry
with it.-Chicago Tribune. ^
A lime to Help.
I'h?! < 'rplianagi.' Iiiifi un i willi ?
serious lo?!*; thank < ?oil, not ?1 ca I ?tm ?ly,
because lio loss ol lil?- <i? oilier sn Her
ing o! tli.it kimi la- occurred, hut
rathol a mighty outworn jug ot tender
ness und s> m pat hy. < ?II lite night of
tin- 1th November, a little pant Mihi- \
night, our beautiful .Memorial Hall,
elected in I'.ss, was bm nod to thu
ground. We thought it itlmoHt tilu
proof, and practically it WUH NO trom
without, bu; through -onie unknown
cause, probably th?- o!?l one of rats and
! matches, and because tin- whole town
WUH asleep, th o hm m befell us. Jl?-lp
?-ami-, plenty ot it; all Clinton cam?- to
thc rescue, hui il was too lat?' to s iv?;
(lie building. Hut. how nobly, bow
grundh our young men fought thc
Hames anti drove them hack from ad
joining' houses. 11 seemed at ?JIM- tun?- an
if three ol our cottages, occupied now
by seventy-li ve young girl-, tiuisl go,
but th? bravent ol wick was ?lon?-,
heroic work, au?! at lani, with a .-igh
of relief timi thankfulness, even while
the roof o? .Memo! ?.il 11 al 1 wita failing
III, the gOOll hews th.lt till) Otlll't- COt
tages wen-sate, made even thu heavy
Ins? seem light. God blew? tin- young
men who ?lid HO noble a patt anti our :
own boys, too, who fought th?- bro like
men. Ami now came the om- thing to
toi ch our ht alts. Tile building was
our dining hall: every plate and knife
anti folk and spoon, and the handsome
kitchen furniHbiiig, costing above ? 1 ,
OOU.OM; ?mr store-room with its sup
plies ol rice, augur, Hour, bucou, ino-j
lasses ami vinegar, and ?ill tin; things
needed lot our lull week's supply; all ;
the kitchen utensils ami dining room
tablea ami ?bury furnishings, separator
anil t huin ?ind pans, alkali, were gone.
While it waa burning ami before the
I roof fell in, rim; gentleman sent a 1
I check for ??U to help us rebuild, ami
thank (?od wo will; and another took .
a lint quickly through tb?; waiting
! crowd-remember this was two o'clock ;
at night-and in a few minnies brought
it back, saying, ".Semi your children to !
this?; placea for breakfast." "Hut
there uro&MJ ?it us;" "Yeti, but I could '
g?:t places fur a thousand.1' (?od bless
tho generous people of Clinton. Ami
the next morning o r children in little.
Htitimls of three and five and ten took
their meals till over Clinton. Who
says Clinton cannot take care of a
Omi gentleman, God bless him, be- !
fore breakfast next morning sent in
two barrels ?d' llour to us, but would i
not let bis narnu bo known. Others
?luickly followed. A cherie from
another for $200 for rebuilding and yet
And now, kind friends, we cannot
do without a Dining Hall and kitchen. |
We must rebuild at once. We want to !
do the work a little better than it was '
done before. How can your orphans I
do without thu individual things that
go to make up thu very nucussarius of
life, (?ono all our provisions, and all
our crockery and all our stoves and
boilers and even our loved household ;
director-our tower clock. The gran
ite walls of ibu ball are still standin.',
though much injured; ?iud much ol il !
will bu torn down, lt was too small;
before and must bu greatly cu lui ged
and thu kitchen also. Of course
wo are going to rebuild Wt< will
begin at once. We must begin
at once. A Clinton friend standing oj
us wini?; the tiru was blazing and thu
hundreds of children grouped helpless
ly around it, said, "lt thu people could
seo this sight, you would have all thu
money you needed before daylight."
This is written six hours after tho bru.
It is laid on your hearts as soon ?is pos
sible. It-is the cry of children who
have no bread and whose home is bum
ed above them.
Now let us thank God again. Nota
lile lost, not a harm to any; multitudes
of loving acts of God's people filling
our hearts. The only loss is some
seven or eight thousand dollars worth
I Send gifts of provisions, or table
ware, of dairy utensils, of kuchen
utensils, to Thornwell Orphanage,
Clinton, S. C.
?Send money to rebuild tho Dining
Hall to Kev. W. P. Jacobs, CUuton,
S. C. _-_
- The dyspetic may not bo afraid
of animals, but he balks at a Welsh :
- Being a great political leader is
making other people believe what you 1
don't believe yourself. i
- South Carolina schools will get ?
$t?,(JU0 this year from the Peabody j
fund. This fund is used chiefly for
Duwil ??Iii tin* Dispensary.
York ville, Novcmbei !i -Follow
ing ioiurvicw with .Senator J. S. Brice
un tin- subject of the recent overwhelm
ing majority in favor of banishing thc
State rum milli from Cherokee County
appears in thc Kn juirer "f to-day:
Senator Brice is very much pleased
with the resuit ol'the dispensary elec
tion in Cherokee County; but is really
a little surprised at the overwhelming
majority that was rolled up against
When the enemies of thc Brice bill
proposed their half mill tax coun
ties that should vote against dispen
-irics the Senator denounced the pro*
position as an etiort to penalizo moral
ity, but -ince the Cherokee people
have said that they will hive morality
regardless of cost, Mr. Bric?is de
lighted with their choice.
Speaking of the dispensary situa
tion in the presence of thc reporter j
yesterday, Mr. Brice said.
"I am opposed to the sale of liquor
under any circumstances. That is. I I
am not willing to endorse the traffic.
I believe it is wrong, and as an indi
vidual I would not feel warranted in
giving it my approval. There are f
those, however, who think otherwise,
and while 1 cannot bring myself to
agree with them, I can concede that
they have a right to their views-as
much right to their views as I have to
"I become convinced that this dis
pensary business-especially thc cen
tral institution in Columbia-is rotten.
As I see it the people of South Caro
lina arc not responsible for the insti
tution of the dispensary. They were
never consulted about it and they
have never been allowed to say wheth
er or not it has their approval. For
the continuance of the dispensary
however, they are responsible, and I
want them to have an opportunity to
say whether cr not they are willing
to bear that responsibility.
"It was for this reason that I intro
duced what is known as the Brice bill.
The intention of this bill was to give
the voters of the State a free and full
opportunity to say what disposition
l! y would make of the dispensaries.
Ti:.ise who feared the ultimate result
secured thc adopting of the tax pro- j
vision, very much against my will:
hui ii begins to look as if the people
are anxious to abolish the dispsnsary [
abomination in spite of the tax.
"As to what the . next General As
sembly will do about the matter I, of
course, cannot say, but so far as I am
concerned I have no hesitation in say
ing that I am in a favor of abolishing
tho mitral establishment forhtwith
au-J leaving it to the voters of each
oounty to say whether they will have
prohibition or dispensaries under indi
vidual or county management. As to
what is best to be done with the re*
venues derived from the sale of liquor
I have not fully made up my mind,
but I am quite free to say that I am
opposed to usiog them in any manner
calculated to fortify the liquor busi
ness or encourage its further develop
It is Raid that only thirteen votes
were cast in favor of retaining the
dispensary at the three precincts in
Cherokee Township io which Blacks
burg is located. At Antioch precinct.,
in that towoshtp, forty votes were
polled and all were against the dispen
sary-News and Courier.
Washington, J). C.. Nov. 12.-The
auditor fur the Postollice Department
has issued Iiis annual report of the
gross receipts and expensen of presi
dential otiice-j throughout the country
for the fiscal year which ended Juno
Tho ligures show that the total re
ceipts in presidential offices in South
Carolina were $430,522. that the sala
ries ol the postmasters were $71,350;
that the expenses of special delivery
service were $3.425,30; clerk hire, $57,
207; rent?, lights aud fuels, $10,091,
and the cost of free delivery $52.679.
The ligure? as to tho various postoflices
in the State show the gross receipts at
Charleston aro $113,094.42; Columbia,
$55,302.03; Greenville, $20.010.48; ??par
t an burg, $23,082.55; Andersou, ?13,?
- Rear Admiral \V. C. Wise, hav
ing readied the agc limit of 01 years,
has been placed on the retired list.
The retirement of Admiral Wise re
moves ono of thc few remaining veter
ans of thc navy who saw active ser
vice in thc 'HQ's. Ile is succeeded as
commander in chief of tiie training
.<<iuadroo by Capt. H. B. Bradford, re
cently iu command of the battleship
- mm ?? mt
MRS. CARLTON'S WONDERFUL STORY.
Maine Woman's Thrilling Expc?ience
Duplicated in Anderson.
There are scores of families in An
derson and near by towns who will
read with interest the wonderful ex
perience of Mrs. A. L. Carlton, one of
the best known women in Rockland,
Me. Her statements are confirmed
by the physicians who treated her
and by C. II. Pendleton, the drug
gist who sold her Mi-o-na, nature's
cure for indigestion.
Mrs. Carlton 6ays : "I suffered with
stomach trouble for eight years, grow
ing worse all the time. Three of the
best doctors in Maine diagnosed my
case as cancer of the stomach and de
clared I could not live two months.
Utterly discouraged with their treat
meat, I began to use Mi-o-na and
commenced to gain at once. At this
time, I was reduced to almost skin
and bones, as I had lost nearly 100
pounds during my sickness, hut when
I began to take Mi-o-na, my flesh was
built up and I gained 221 lbs. thc first
month. When I discharged my phy
sicians, I was suffering great pain and
distress, and vomiting from two to
six times a day, but after the first
weeks use of Mi-o-na, the pain ceased
and the vomiting stopped entirely.
I have taken only six packages of
these wonderful tablets, but my health
is about restored and I firmly believe
that Mi-o-na saved my life."
Evans Pharmacy are local agents
for Mi-o-na, whick sells for 50 cents a
box, and offer it under personal guar
antee that if it does not cure the
worst form of stomach trouble and re
sulting disorders, the money will be
- Hon. Harvie Jordan, of Monticel
lo, Ga., president of the Southern
Cotton Grower's protective association,
has issued an address to the ootton
producers of the South in which he
calls upon them to hold for 12 cents,
rle argues that the ginners' report in
dicates a crop of only 11,000,000 bales
and he insists that if the farmers will
market judiciously they will get not
less than V? cents for their holdings.
- A haughty carriage is sometimes
a very uncomfortable vehicle.
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Use Hancock's Liquid Sulphur and Eczema, Boils,
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r I wleh to My a wot - retard to
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W. E. COMBS,
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RYDALE'S TONIO is guaranteed to cure the
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- DEALBHS IN -
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- ALSO, -
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To Sto^fuyers !
Special attention is invited to a new shipment of- "
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AFTER THIS DATE
We Will Not Retail Fertilizers
And Acid Phosphate to Any One,
We do this for the reason that we are repreeanted hare hy Mer?!?*?!^.
and it will be much tatter for ali of the retail business to pa? tl.rough their
handi, thereby laving a lot of confusion. We therefore respect*ully>k ott?
frien?a to call on
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DE A N ?fe HATLIVFSU
; Or any other one of our representatives here or any adjacent town. Wa ara
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