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THAT LOST MONEY.
Commissioner Tatum Makes State
ment Concerning the Charleston
The following statement has been
made by Commissioner Tatum in re
gard to the money lost by dispensary
"Inspector C. L. Brown was sent to
Charleston by me to do some detec
-tive work. He usually has been used
by myself. as well as my predcessor
for this kind of work when needed.
While in Charleston performing these
duties Mr. S. S. Matthews, a dispenser
at Charleston. failed to remit to the
state treasurer, as required by law.
I had adopted a rule. which requires
each dispenser who fails -co remit dur
ing the week to be visited and inspec
ted and under this rule Ir. MIath
thews' statcment was sent Mr. Brown,
,te being on the ground. The report
of the settlemen-t shows that on the
12th day of Tune Mr. Brown made
settlement with Mr. 1aththews. and
found him short SI,648.40. and receiv
ed payment of that amount. This re
port was received at this office on the
14th. The same day Mr. Brown re
ported to me verbally his misfortune,
stating that he had some other mon
eys in the lost pocketbook belonging
to the state along with some of his
"To settle up Mr. Brown's account
we made up Si,824.87. Mr. Brown
paid $242. This amount was made up
by my friends and myself.. not a cent
being contributed by any one not con
nected with the ins-titution, and being
voluntary, no one being asked by me
"The question of bond did not enter
the matter at all, as I was advised by
the Assistant Attorney General, that
inasmuch as the law did not impose
the duty to collect such money on me
or the inspector that neither I nor
Brown was liable for a cent of the
money. But the dispenser was still
liable on his bond. The law provides
that dispensers remit directly to the
state treasurer. His receipt is the
only legal discharge for them.
"It was entirely a moral question
with me. I did not propose that the
state should lose anything during my
administration by myself or my ap
"The custom has been ever since
there has been an inspector, for him
to collect shortages, authorized by the
board, as records will show. I have.
however, since I fo:ud that they are
not respon5mie nde their bonds
frany mioner.' e. le:e. issued the
following order :hchte rec'ords
will also sh.w: -T. Dnpc:ors cf the
South Carulina dispensary: in making
settlements with theC dispensers w:here
:here is a difference in favo~r of the
s:ate. do not: accept thaL difference
in money. but require the t'spenlser
to make remitntance to the mate treas
urer, as required by law, either by
postoffice order, express order, or
certified check. See :hat this is done
and the.n give them credit upon the
presentation of the receipt from one
ofj these sources that the amount has
been forwarded to the state -treasurer.
"'(Signed). WV. 0. Tatum.
Fattening Fowls By Machinery.
Fattening. iv:!s fr :te n:ark<et by
means of mnachtr.ery. en Er t :h(ught
tomost peopl)e seemr. ridiculicus. hard
itoret s. howvevtr. than the hatch
ing of chickens by means of an incut
bator a tev: yeCar5 ago. The incuba
'tar has come to -:av. and th chicr:en
fee-der. althouigh an innovation. ha.s
round a p:ace nc -eo the :. -
poulitry yards. M tlrn gen;ius in re
cent y.ears has affctedN the pobry
farm inst a, deci-e: h
:ease in weCi.ht frs :-n he
toundk. The chicke:s are r:t a:wv:ed
exercise inl this5 time. and are :,1 owed
no other food than that which is re
ce!vedl from the- mach:re. The' feeding"
is done twice a day. andu one man ennf
feed three hundred chicker.s in a dy
It is a patent ligrid food that is fed in
this manner, the ingredients of which.
of course, are known only to the
The food is forced through a 'ub(
by means of a suction pump. which ir
turn is operated by a foot pedal. Th<
tube. which is about ten inches ir
length, reaches through the chicken.
mouth into its crop. When the crop i!
full the flow of liquid food stops in
stantly. and the chicken is not injure(
in the least. This feeding by machin
ery is done chiefly in the preparatior
of roasters for the market and for fin
ishing the fattening of broilers.
This is the time of year when th4
greatest demand exists in the grea
markets for agricultural horses. Sucl
animals otherwise known as :arn
chunks sell at prices ranging from $6<
to Si 1 or $125 on the top. They ar<
bought by farmers outright or bi
dealers who run them out into th<
country, where there is a shortage o
team power and sold at public or pri
vate sale at a profit. They are no
large. Most of them are not reall:
large enough for profitable farm use
Mares are generally preferred to geld
ings and bring the best prices, the in
tention of the purchasers being t<
breed rh em. Nevertheless. man,
small mean geldings are each sprini
bought for farm consumption. \W
cannot see where there is any mone:
to be made using geldings on the farm
save as a p:eliminary to selling them
Mares do just as much work and wil
breed at the same time. A gelding re
turns nothing but the work he doe:
for his purchase price and the feed pu
into him. Of course, the geldings cos
less money, but is there real econom:
in buying a thing because it is cieal
when aprofit can be made on the ex
penditure of a little more money an
none for the purchase of the cheal
article? We know that the wise farm
er is he who buys as heavy mares a
his purse will allow. No farme
should buy a mare weighing less thai
1400 pounds and 1500 or i6oo pound
is far better stiil. It does not tak
such a great deal of money to buy ;
pair of i6,--pound mares. They cai
be got for from $300 to $350, perhap
for as little as $280 or $290, and sure
ly there is more real economy in sucl
a purchanse than in paying $250 0
$260 for a pair of mares weighing no
or 1200 pounds each. The adde,
amount of work done will make ampl
interest and the first foals will fa
more than make up the purchase pric<
Currants And Blackberries.
wea:r. :- . m:t h-thflada
I x ~ -. . n...Ti~ada
ceptble var:e:y 31 :ru::. ..arge. fin
fruit and1f(i' ' none othe ; nmed or xwi
read iv -el!. They- want the best c
cu:ivatiun. Fay 's Prolific and th
Cherry are borh good varieties, an
will prodluce large fruit it properi
treated. Fay'= New Prolific is ric
red in col>r. as co)mp:.red with th
Cherry it is equal in iz,betteri
flavor, with much less acid, and is fir
times 'as prolific; while, on account c
its peculiar long stem, it is much mor
The blackberry is the most easil
grown of the small fruits, and vet on
th: s rwn n:ore uder neglect tha
any" 4oter. The kinds which are hard
and g ive g.eneral satisfactio.n are th
SnmAgaw am and Wachu.et
Th'rnle--. The Snyder is the on
grea blakberry fur market in the ia
no r'h asp it is the mo.:st vrigorous
a--dy pr d-r-ie d reliable of afl
has never been known' to winterkil
.at,. er ornmeal, . . t r
uns It svr dietibe xs
,ma; rant:y o dr mt. I
:ests caried ou aby experioet ta
for ever 10n- uarts ofikimmi
was fed in association with middlings.
making an ideal food for young pigs,
decidedly better returns were receiv
ed for the milk. It makes them grow
more rapidly than any other feeding.
It Served Them Right..
"Courtesy always pays," said Mme.
Rejane, the French actress, to an in
terviewer. "If we are courteous to
people. they like u:; and they will help
us. If we are discourteous to them,
they hate and oppose us.
"Two women occupied a compart
ment in a railway carriage with one
man, a stranger. They were extreme
Iv rude to this man. In whispers
that he could overhear they criticized
his costume, his figure and his man
ner. lie, to be revenged, did a singu
S"The blackness of a tunnel envel
e oped the car, and under cover of the
darkness the man kissed the back of
his hand loudly and repeatedly. Then,
- en the train entered the light again,
he looked from one woman to the
- other with a significant smile.
"They exchanged glances of suspi
" 'Was it you he kissed?'
'No. of course not. Was it you?'
"And neither lady would believe the
other's denial, and each, in her inno
cent heart, was offended to tihink that
the man had chosen her companion
I instead of herself to kiss. The man
looked cool and complacent. When,
finally, he rose to go he said, lifting
t his hat with a jocular air:
t " 'Have no fear, ladies; I shall never
tell which of you it was."
- Have you noticed tihat the bottom
I of a cup of joy is seldom far from the
- Many a man who has succeeded in
carving out a vast fortune for himself
r would not be able to carve a boarding
i house turkey.
Week End Rates via Southern Ry.
I Effective Saturday June 3rd and
i continuing to and including Septem
b her 3rd i9o5 we will sell round trip
- tickets continous passage in each di
1 rection for all Saturday trains and
r Sunday morning train, good returning
leaving destination not later 'than
I Tuesday following date of the sale at
rates as follows:
r Anderson, S. C., $2.40.
. Wahalla, S. C.. $3.40.
Chick Springs. S. C.. $2.75.
Ty'ron, N. C., $385
Saluda. N. C.. $3.85.
H endecrsonville, N. C.. $3.85.
Ahille, N. C.. $3.85.
>part anburg, S. C.. $.2.10.
Creen'ille, S. C.. $2.Io.
Whi11te Stone. S. C., $2. to.
Union, S. C.. SI.85.
Charleston. S. C.. $515
Isle of Palms. S. C. $515
Tybee. Ga.. $5I5
ler further information phone or
e J. P. Sheely,
f Phone 91.
We will give a barbecue in the
e grove at the rseidence of Mr. Jno. A.
nCromer on Wednesday. July 19.
.Speaker's on the issues of the day will
ebe on hand. A good dinner and a
tpleasant time. Everybody invited.
e D. A. Kleckley,
T. H. Cromer.
D Scheduie in Effect April 26, 2905.)
No. 52. Daily.
L \ ewb1e-.ry..... .... .. .12 36 p.nm.
Ar. Laurens ...... ... ..... 1.50 p. ml
No. 2. Danily.
- E v . cxres .......... . ... 15 p .
Ar. Greenwood ............... 2.46 p. m.
A. Augusta.............. 5.2k p. mn.
Ar.J c son vil. .............. .... .. i..
No. 4. Dail.
Lv.Lu ........... .--.--...2 p
- Ar~. ..Satnu. .......--.... ... ..0 p. m!
No. 52 . N.s7
v Larensi................ .. .-.5 m
A~r.V G rnvlle.... .. .......... .:k p. m. in2 .m
- gusa andJackoville Fal.
H ". GsUE gt~e~..... ar..... 2) .
EO. . FRAN. en't.ANg. renile So.5C.
R N ST WLLINS,Gn'as~ x.A ut.
Lv. v 1. a r: -......f.e 09 pi rn1e. a.
ention to our line of
uble duty. Try it.
selections. The styles are the
istings, Skirtings, &c., ranging
ngs, Brousse Stripes, Callalettes,
ress goods. Our Tussoh Silks
ig and Summer Prints 5c. yd.
ots, Cottonades, &c.
en's Shirts are beauties. We
!s. Yours anxious to please.
4 AND SEE:
ping tour come here first. *
anecessary steps and much 0
u want then look elsewhere.
we do wish you to see our
be to your advantage in
are the final rush begins.
.EAST - WEST.
buled Limited Trains
I NEW YORK.
G CAR SERVICE.
Lo all Eastern Ciues
ashington, or :ia
5 Lou isville, St.
OrV-ans, and All
l1 points In Florida
ST U.INE BETWEEN
rates, schedules, Pull
to any agent of The Sea
3. W. Stewart, Traveling
;t.tieni. Pass. Agt.,
'ass. Agt. Columbia S C
0 CARS ON ALL THROUGH
ALL LOCAL TRAINS.
now in effect to all Florida
~s, etc.; consult nearest Southern
)ivision Passenger Agent,
Charleston., S. C.
Just a I
We wish to call your ati
Spring and Summer Goo
A dollar expended with us will do de
We offer the trade our best efforts in
best. The prices the lowest for the bes
We offer some dainty Mercerized Wa
in price from toc. to 5oc. yd.
We have nice line Knickerbock Suiti
Dimities, Ducks, DeLaines and other d
are dreams for waists or dresses. Sprii
Riverside Plaids, Southern Silks, Chev
Our Shoes are built to wear. Our m,
sell Groceries. Get prices and see styl
S. S. Bir
" COME SOOI
* Whenever you start out on a shop
A This plan will save you many ui
time. If we haven't just what yo
We shall not urge you to buy, bul
goods as soon as you can. It will
every way to make selections befc
AIR - LINE -
Two Daily Pullman Vesti
Between SOUTH anc
The Best Rlates and Rout<
via Richmond and W
Norfolk: and Steamei
. Louis, Chicago, New
Points Southi r ad Southwe
and Jacksonville and a
PossiTIVELy THE SHORT
~rFor detailed information,
man reservations, etc., appiy
board Air Line Railway, or Jo,
P assenger Agent, Columbia,
C. F. STE3WART, As~
W. L BURROUGIS, Tray. I
THE. SOUTH'S GREA TEST SYS'
UJNEXCELLED DINING CAR SE
THROUGH PUL4LMAN SLEEPIN
CONVENIENT SCHEDULES ON
WINTER TOURISTS' RATES ar<
For full information as to rates, rout<
Railway Ticket Agent, or
R. W. HUNT. ]