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"Why do people drink whiskey?*'
The question is so extremely simple
a3 to bo easily answered :
"Because they want it. ' t
A.?d mth the same Newtonian sim*
plioiiy ann perseveraaoe:
"Why dp they want it?"
Probably! no mau who has not been
brought rip in the home atmosphere of
whiskey, and who has been reared in
respect to church and educational
tenets wants whiskey. He may, siter*
ward, through hard knocks of fortune
and subjection to wills stronger and
coarser than his own be brought to
debasement and whiskey; then, in like)
manner with tho coarse nature, he
Why does he want it?
That is not no ?impie, but it ie
"Beoanse he feels that j he needs
it." .. . v - ! *
?ni again: .
"What is his need?"
There we como to tho whole whis
Why do we press snow or ice on a
frosted member? Oh the homeopathic
prinoipal: that like will oure like or kill
like; as we treat fever with heat and
poison with poison. So, jwhen he la
poisoned with alcohol his nature calls
out for thc burning of more aloohol to
destroy tho fi am o that is consuming
him alcoholically within.
When he starts in within ; the
"drink" in the beginning he does- not
realise that he io comic? to fch?o. It
is just "social/'comp? .nable, or to
. drown trouble. He thinks when he
shall have sunken with the burden bf
trouble to tho bottom of the ooean of
intoxicants that he can arise freely
and be himself again; bat ho arises
with tho clime, the heaviness, the j
sickness, the; sparse of the crawling
things of imagination, ' the'horror of
what ho alono knows; and, unless he
is restored then and there he never ia
himself again. That ia why io these
oases the man or boy must have whis
key-whiskey to kill the poison
of the thing he swallowed Ju .the
He needs something if he has ever
gotten himself into this condition.
Physicians should treat hito, if only
his iatc?ligen?? wore net impaired aa
well as bis physical being no that he
does not know his real need. /
Here is what salces place if 6ha dr Kg ?
residue is not removed from his sys
tero, and he goes on treating bis burn
ing nerves with the red-hot brand of
"The drunken habit is produced by
the uneasy sensations of depressen
following upon the previous debauch
which sock to bo relieved by fresh re
oarrenos lo the stimulant. A morbid
appetite is created whioh craves relief
in the renewal of apiritP?ss :Mnks?
jest SB the natural-appetite of hunger
develops those *bTp disquietudes that
are allay ed by ^od^ This laorbid ap
petite may bo regarded and treated as
a disease, hut'tho health, otherwise,
shows moty ?Q^Op and lasting injury.
If the dranken habit continues!:the'
nose wji? wear ^ ?inge?f crimson, the
app'?ito forordinary food fails, sleep
k disturbed, Vigor of body fails, the
limbs of ten aoho and trembl? and the
he?t dj^oj^ feeling [
i of BervouBVeahans^On. The vitality]
of the blood is reduced BO ?U?'%, it sue
[ tains only thc lowest forta of nutrition
?ad onimaiisatiooy &Bd useless ??'i?
depoBited:-withini >organs7 that should
minister, io aoUve, wholesome .life,
fotty deposiu into fist heart, livet
*nd blood-vessels; th4 Mood-vessels 1
iaoing :;di?eaasa ^p^fetplye^ j
delioBteint?stinOs and leading to drop
% sppopleiyandI paisy/ Hvno> Cu* i
?S abrupMy<itt h.8^er I^^PT'
the drunkard becomes ono long -mal
iy:toir^^i||Vr-eiosoV?o; Anal coa-.
*Uioa being us\\?Hy ono of imbecility
of miad and body, yet with' throes of
?nfferiog Wthelast. While the avori
ga expectation, 6f future lif^? 'to thi
^perateilmae^ ?fty. may joe- reckon
?t twenty years, that o! the drunk
at the same ag?is%ly faa-ye**?, I
' beftweeifc^ j
s tM;;fc^ndvt9: he . m^e than ave]
tie genest community at t^o same J
ikey as surely r?in?. him as fir?
??kt, consumo g*so^??;>apor, the j
?^wh?^s is doiftg, His* tote,
>ii a Oreat Subject.
thia in desperate agony whore ho
would clinch his hands, walk tho floor,
moan, moao, hold bb heady drop on
his knees, arise, wring hie hands and
seemingly drive his finger nails
through his poor forehead. Aa a ohild
I was terribly frightened and sorry.'
Wife and children had fled out fron
him, perhaps for safety, or not to wit
cess what they could not ours or
understand. The rack of his brain
led fcis to contact with anything sharp
that his eyes could behold, as if a
knife wera thc emblem of thc sharp
writhing thr-t were slashing his brain
incido. 9a was wild with, agony, and
he knew his agony; 'tho delioate
nerves so electrical as not to hulk in
aoornerand remain dumb told him
all, told bim his wreeked condition,
hie declino in health, self .respectabil
ity . and religious cast, for he was a
most moral, upright man. Religious,
exclusively minded, poetic, musical,
artistic-no man in all his county was
mor?" highly thought of-only io the
borne-where the undercurrent of the
helpless failing was known-was he
dreaded and watched with care to see
and keep the drug apart from him.
This man inherited from ? high-strung
mother his own failings. She was
reared in the old style ali!uenoo of
wine in the cellar, in ' decanters, of
plentious company and liberal, aristo
cratic lavishnen* in all that made life
different to the less favored in means.
This was the affliction from generation
to generation and moreover the moth*
er prided herself on such an anoea
This only goes to provo that homo
habits will throw into birth, oven of
future descent, tho suffering it cnn
never recall. That is why mea should
try to kc op di ink out of their homes.
The example or the birth-right may
lead th? grown children to ?rittk whis
key according to answer of question
above, "because they want it;" and
later because they must need it, or
something like it, to fight th? fire
th?i ie eosssn?ng them.
Again, there is the destruction of
the talented men who from first hav
ing ahot its disintegrating poison into
ihsir H?rv.?B must drink, drink to pro
duce ihe fiery eloquence whioh once
waa hoaveu'o gift, but DOW departing
from them ai an angel Would dee from
the brim of hades-they must conjure
np a substitute like Saul disquieting
Samuel, eely to ba condemned to their
face, that tho Lord is departed from
'them. Th?y must drink, drink, au4
What men call eloquence is only the
burnt wick off their best selves, snok
ing end flickering, sending tip applaud*
ing flashes of flame that only show
they are dying.
The late gifted Bro. Ligon once
preaohed a sermon that I knew never
Could h?v? been delivered nader the
impulse of whiskey. His inspiration
taught him that tho figure in Revela
tions of tho beast 'with "seven beads
and ten horus" might be the Drink
fiendv His powerful sermon ph that
Buhiect- hfild ?p??l?.bi??iad ss mg? ?
congregation as the commodious
church walls could accommodate, yet
it was noticeable that the Stato legis
lation at the recent term, in spite of
tho amount of pulpit exhortations and
thc appealing energy of thc press of
Anderson Counts, was; not signalised
by any ardent endeavor iii tho prohi
bition direotion. I retailer Vter
W?rd reading ip; that chapter:
1 *?n? thejf worshijpped the dragon
which gav?'power nnt? 'tho b?ast, and'
the? ' ''worshipped the beast saying,
WfM 1* like ^nto^fr boast? Who is
Again is the effort mado throaghouf;
?bo S talo to control the whiskey beast.
Almos* ^ willing that dis
pensaras should go, though tnose who
f??l t.iey cannot do Without liquor
snake no apology ?or supplying them
selves from Where else they may.
.There sro people who Reeded 'the dis
;;to anppl>: t?e?r^^nee^'^ '
and their neighbor the appeal io hero
ia the beautiful language of the poet
"Onoe to every mau eu& nation cornea
the moment to decide.
In the strife of truth and falsehood, for
the good o; evil side;
Same great cause, God's new Messiah
offering each tho bloom or blight,
Parts the goats upon the left hand and
the sheep upon the right,
j And the choice goes by forever 'twixt
that darkness and that light."
May God help every man to choose
for the light. R. R. Lee.
Oar Great Iron Besonrces,
Greenville' ie etirred np over the
discovery of iron after waiting more
tban a oentury. A very high value
is pat on tho discovery np to date.
They are talking about milliono of
dollars not enough to bay it. It bee
been oar privilege to watoh some min
eral d:*oovcrie? in thia Piedmont
country fov nijong time, considering
oar youth. ' iicioro the revolution an
excellant ?q?a!Hy of iron was made in
this county. Before 1825 it was
known that there were aeres of iron
in this the "Old Iron District."
Neat came the discovery of lead and
oopper. A abaft was sank about two
miles from Limestone Springs, and
some fine speoimens of galena and
oopper taken from the mine. Just
et that time we knew much more
about mineralogy and mining than we
do now fer we had Jost been studying
mineralogy and veins and dikes and
faalts, ' and lots of things. That
mine being near my home, J. conciud
ed to investigate it scientifically, for 1
felt that I was eompetent. I weat
dotrn into the earth, selected such
speoimeos as I wanted, examined them
and proceeded to write a column foi
the Carolina Spartan, showing thal
lead, eopper and silver would nevei
be found in that neighborii??d io pay
J ing quantities. Major Bill Trimmiei
I was editor of the Spartan, and in bil
j kind consideration for me he publieh
I od what I ?rote. These juniors ir
college know lots. Bat any way,
there was little work done in thal
mine after my investigation and re
port. Then the gold mines wert
always with us. They have also bees
ki vc a ligated. Bat the iron is abun
dant. .-. ' y . .' .
From the oldlfiberokee Ford to the
neighborhood of Landram iron ore ii
found in various places. Thousand!
of tons have been smelted. Thous
ands of. aeres of land have been olear
ed to make eharooal to make th?
iron. Ic the neighborhood of Blacks
burg there are Sores of iron ore and
some tine magnetic iron. There was i
little jfornase over ; in Lincoln coan
ty, 2?. ?' fJ., running after the wsr.
Tfcey iinsde iron with charcoal and
raegnetio ore. Blacksmith* said that
it was almost equal to steel. Nest
Cherokee Springs before the war,
fumen weald dig magnetic ore and
haul it te the jroller salli, now Clifton,
and a get a dollar a too more for thal
than was paid for the brown hemolite.
There are tons of the same sort of ore
about Cherokee Springs nowland the
farmers are mbkibg or opa on the land,
The heda extend oat towards the
Southern railway near Oampobello,
When the South and Western is fin
ished to Spartaoburg, we wilt bo not
more'than five hours from the; Iron
Mountains, where the . famous Cran*
berry mines are. There is the great
est abundance of magnetic ore foi
miles .along the Southern slope o!
those mountains. , ; . .
; ' Considering the' abundance of iron
ia this Piedmout country, and tho
distance from fuol and thc fate of
Middlcsboro, Ky., if asked for advice,
we wonld say to our Greenville
frieuds to sell for ono million dollars,
good and lawful ourrenoy, when offer
ed and not wr.it for tho fivo or ton
million:; desired. But we are not
giving advioo to prospectors and own
er i> of mines. Some of them know
much moro than we did a half century
ago, when our knowledge wa? aston
ishing. At least it must have been
so to others, for it is to us it this
While on the subject of iron it may
bo well to state that boilor makers be
fore 1860 considered the iron made at
Cherokee Ford superior to any they
could get in Pennsylvania or else
where-. Between 184& and 1850 can
non balls were made at the same iron
works. They were boated from
Smith's Ford down Broad river lo
Colombia. The ore was hauled to
tho iron works in wagons, mucb of it
being carried six to ton milos. At
the Hurricane Shoals, long managed
by Simpson Bobo, a tram way was
built out northward on a ridge about
ten miles. Instead of iron wooden
stringers were used. The cars were
drawn by mules, one small mule
pulling more wood or ore than four
could do when loaded on wagons. The
mules were BO well trained that driv
ers were not necessary. Early in the
morning tho train would start from
the rolling mill with one or two driv
ers to look after all tho cars and keep
thom going. Hands at the terminns
would do the loading. Tho mules
would be fed, and then start home
ward. But the digging of ore, tram
ways, the making of iron and nails,
and the burning of charooal will soon
bo amongst the lost arts in the "Old
Iron District."-Charles Petty in
News and Courier.
Auks for a Plano.
Washington, Feb. 9.-Miss Alice
Boosevelt is so busy with dressmakers
that she has not yet had time to ap
prove a musical programme for the
wedding arranged by Lieutenant Stan
elman, of the Marine Band, wbioh will
play ali the music Miss Roosevelt is
ieoeiving hundreds of begging letters a
day from fakirs, rohemers and others
who count on making a "touch" by
filing their application during bride
to-be happy days. In this expecta
tion they are doomed to disappoint
ment, as.MisB Boosevelt does ??ot see
friends. Mrs. Boosevelt opens all
mail and if answers are required she
dictates them to her stenographer.
Among the begging letters received
was one from o yon og woman in the
East: "I see that you have been given
LI 300 pianos," wrote this applicant, "and
I thought you would not mind giving
me one af them. You would not miss
it and ic would do me a great deal of
good, for I ought to have ono to com
pleto my musical education." AaMi88
Boosevelt has neither received 300 pi
anos nor one among her gifte, the re
quest will scarcely be granted.
>- The college appropriations went
through the house Friday night un
scratched. An effort was made to
take a thousand dollars of Winthrop,
but thia failed. The committee had
given the South Carolina College four
thousand more than last year for va
rions special purposes, hut not even
a motion waa made toward cutting
the s appropriation for either the
South Carolina College or tho. Cita
del. For the first time in fifteen years,
no fight has been made against both
institutions. . ..
r ef acres fertilized with Farmers1
toa, than the same acreage with <
? more than that It makes it p
ncrease tile yield? Try it this
W!?d* With Fish *
tars of fertilizer experience b^ck
SK AT m Twarre nm\ mm
Took Him at His Word.
"Tho lato Bishop Thomas Fred
eriok Davies, of Detroit," said a De
troit man, "onoo told me au interest
ing story of an elopement. He figured
in this elopement as tho oflioiating
clergyman. It was in Philadelphia,
during his reotorohip of St. Petors.
"It scorns that tho proprietor of ono
of tho largest dry goods houses in
Philadelphia had notiocd for somo
months tho melancholy attitude of his
head clerk, a young man whom he
held in high regard.
"The clerk's ptllor and increasing
leannoss, his frequent sighs and ab
sent-mindedness, worried the million
aire proprietor. Ho questioned tho
young man daily. And finally tho
elork admitted that he was in love.
" 'Well,' said the hoad, 'marry her.
Your salary is big enough.'
" 'Ab/ said the derk, sadly, 'you
don't understand. She belongB to one
of the first families of Philadelphia,
and her father is a millionaire.'
" 'Well, maybe he wasn't when he
married. You have * good position
and a good name. You aro a fair
match for any girl.' said the other.
" 'Ifc'o no uso,' sighed tho dork.
'Her parents would not listen to me
for one moment."
" 'Then,' said the hoad, 'elope with
I " 'Do you adviso that?' tho clerk
" 'Certainly I do. Is sho- Do
I know her?'
" 'Yes. She will be at your danoo
at Devon tomorrow night.'
" 'Well, see her,' eaid the head.
'I'll have my coaohman out in front
of my gate at 9.30. Bush tho girl oh!
into town and marry her. I'll arraog?
with a olergyman for you.'
"'By jove,' said the clerk. 'I'll do
And he did. The next night Dr.
DavleB performed the ceremony, and
an hour or two later the millicnaire
found Iiio daughter missing, and was
telegraphing in every direction to the
young oovple to come home and all
would he forgiven.-Providence Jour
Pst sro GA theo Charges.
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 9.-In an ad
dress and appesl to the farmers of Tex
as to-day Ex-Vioe President E. S. Pc
tars, of the Southern cotton AsBoda*
tic n} accused Harvey Jordan and oihvu
officials. Among other things he st?d;
"At a meeting of cotton growers, held
in Shreveport in December, 1904, they
bsd a resolution introduced to prohibit
the growing of cotton; lu Texas, whioh
was vot?d dows- and a- Texas resolu
tion to reduce acreage planted in cut*
ton and use of fertilisers 25 per oent
was carried. Texas peoplo went home
from that meeting and in good faith
carried out their pari for reduotion of
aoreege, as the crop proceeds show.
What about o*?r friends from South
Carolina and "Jaw-Jaw?"
What did they do? Well, the orop
they raised shows that these Staten
have already ginned^ the largest crop
they ever made with the single excep
tion of one year, and that may be ex
ceeded when the orop has beon all
ginned. ' '
Organization ia the only way to se
cure success, and thc farmers' should
join the Farmers' Union as it is a
farmers' organization "of farmers* by
farmers and for farmers."-News and
-r Bait your hook with a gold briok
whoo y ou'fi sh for suckers.
! Bone produce a
ossible to reduce
year. The man
O secure the biggest crops of^ corc^5
* fertilizers must be used liberally
Apply at least 500 pounds to the acre-with
2V2 per cente nitrogen, 8 per cent, available
phosphoric acid, and 9 per cent. POTASH*
POTASH is a most important factor in corn
culture. Our practical books for farmers are
yours for the asking-no cost or obligation
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Call and examine for yourself, and if we cannot suit you it will be one
fault Very truly,
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and we want you to look at our large stock of the latest and
beet np?to-date styles, and it will be no trouble for you to
make a selection. Our work is all sold under guarantee. We
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Through Pullman SleepingLcars on all Trains.
Convenient Schedules on all Local Trains.
WINTER TOURIST RATES aie now in tflcct to all FIcitfa Points
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PP el S
ONE CAR OF HOG FEED.
Have just received one Gar Load of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at very close prices. Come before.they are
Now ia the time for throwing
Around your premises to prevent a case of fever or
some other disease, that w;!l cost yon very much moro
than the price of a barrel of Lime (91.00.) We havo
a fresh shipment in stock, and will be glad to send yon
some. If you contemplate building a barn or any
other building, eeo us before buying your
FT and LIME.
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