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SENSATION IN WALTERBORO.
A Number of People, Well Known in
the County, Presented by the
Grand Jury for Pension Frauds.
News and Cou:r:er.
Walterbor. July 19.-T he grand
iury handed in a special presentment
in the case against obtaining Confed
erate pensions. This case has been
and is attracting considerable atten
tion on account of the promine .ce
of the parties connected with it. and
it is hoped they .: b -.ble to ex
plain away certain very ircriminating
It is alleged that for several years
pensions have been drawn for par
ties not in existence by means of
fraudulent applications. Pensions
bieen crawn ior seven persons. some
for four or five y,ars. aggregating
perhaps five hundred dollars.
Clerk of Court H. D. Padgett dis
covered the alleged forgeries and
fraudulent claims when distributing
pensions this summer, and immediate
ly reported it to the county board,
who in turn reported it to the state
board. The matter was handed to
the grand jury which made the fol
"State of South Carolina, County of
Colleton.-The grand jury of and for
the said county and state aforesaid
respectfully make this special present
ment. They have received of the
county pension board of Colleton
county a communication. accompa
nied by documentary evidence, which
taken in connection with oral tes'ci
mony of witnesses duly sworn, con
vinces the grand jury that frauds of
a serious nature have for a series of
vears been connected with the distri
bution of pension funds in this coun
ty. In consideration whereof they
present Charles W. Ulmer, J. G. Varn,
Philip M. Varn and Henry J. Dubois,
alias A. J. Dubose, of conspiracy and
other high crimes against the state of
South Carolina, as indicated by the
said eveidence, and they ask that said
evidence be turned over to the solici
tor and he be requested to prepare
such bill or bills of indictment as he
may deem proper thereon and hand
them out for our further consider
ation besides this documentary evi
dence above referred to, we refer the
solicitor to the following named wit
nesses: H. D. Padgett, C. G. Hender
son, B. G. Benton, Dr. W. B. Acker
man, Walter McTeer, G. W. Way. H.
E. Bryan, J. M. Ackerman and E. R.
S. R. Perry, foreman grand jury.
As a result of this presentment So
licitor Jervey has made out indict
ments as follows: Chas. W. Ulmer
and P. M. Varn, obtaining money
under false pretenses. Chas.. WV. U!
mer, Henry J. Dubois, Philip M.
Varn, G. J. Van and A. B. Vain,
conspiracy. Chas. WV. Ulmer, forgery.
Bail has been fixed at $500; for Chas.
WV. Ulmer, and $200 each for the other
They will have no trouble in secur
ing this amount. It is not thought
the case will come up for trial at
this term of court.
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"YOUNG AMERICA TO YOUNG
Dr. Scherer At Toronto-A Memor
able Farewell Session.
The Sunday Schoc-l Times savs of
the meeting at Massey hall on the
closing evening of the great Interna
tional Sunday school convention re
centiv held at Toronto. Canada:
"The Glory of Song" that has swept
thousands of souls into the kingdom
in Australia and Wales and England
rang thro;gh the echoing spaces of
Massey hall on the closing evening
Of the convention, as four thousand
throats sent it on high. There is al
most as much intensity and expecta
tion at the farewell meeting of a
great convention like this as there is
at the opening session. But there is a
sense ft in:imate fellowship that was
lacking four days ago. These thous
ands have worked and prayed and
worshipped and debated and studied
together. as they had not at first;
they have grown into one intimate,
great family, and they will never
again all be 'together in this way
or. earth. They feel that they must
receive a blessing before they part
and they are in eager readiness.
"The program at Massey was a
fitting climax to all that had gone be
fore. A young college president, Dr.
James A. B. Scherer. of Newberry
college, Sou:h Carolina. virile and
keei, in the fire and consecration of
young manhood, sounded the call of
"The Duty of Young America to
Young Japan." He drew a picture,
forceful, burning. flaming, of Japan's
leap, as "the foreordained leader of
the Far-East," from the medievalism
of half a century ago into the civili
zation of today. Out of his own ex
perience in teaching the young men of
Japan, he revealed, through a striking
experience that he had had with his
pupils in getting them to write of
"The noblest deed I ever knew," the
perverted and heathenish conception?
of morality that the children of that
land have inherited. "If this is Ja
pan's morality," the speaker challeng
ed, "in God's name what of her im
morality? Does she not need us?
Sunrise land! May God fulfil the
destiny of that name."
A young man was taking the civil
service examinations and was exas
perated at the irrelevance of some of
the questions. One question was,
"How many British troops was sent
to this country during the American
Revolution?" The young man nibbed
his pen for a moment in annoyance
and then wrote the answer, "I don't
know, but a darned sight more than
In Mad Chase.
Millions rush in mad chase after
health, from one extreme of faddism
to another, when, if they would only
eat good food, and keep their bowels
regular with Dr. King's New Life
Pills, their troubles would all pass
away. Prompt relief and quick cure
for liver and stomach trouble. 25c
at WV. E. Pelham and Son's drug
When in ne
and a lot of ti
tensils in the
V. T. Sanford, who killed George
Wright in Roime. Ga.. says he will be
able t, prcve that Vri.lht and Mrs.
Smf rd .taved at an A lanta hotel
several times as man and wife.
Found a Cure for Dyspepsia.
Mrs. S. Lindsay. of Fort William.
Ontario, Canada. who has suffered
quite a number of years from dyspep
sia and great pains in the stomach,
was advised by her druggist to take
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. She did so and says. "I find
that they have done me a great deal
of good. I have never had any suf
fering since I began using them." If
troubled with dyspepsia or indiges
tion why not take these Tablets, get
well and stay well? For sale by
Smith Drug Co., Pelham and Son.
W. G. Mayes. and Prospcrity Drug
The laxative effec . of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets is so
agreeable and so natural that you do
not realize it is the effect of a
medicine. For sale by Smith Drug
Co., Pelham and Son, W. G Mayes.
and Prosperity Drug Co.
The Turkish troops sent again:
the Arab rebels in Sanna, Province
of Yemen, are said to be~pushing the
Mr. J. T. Barber of Irwinville, Ga.,
always keeps a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy at hand ready for instant
use. Attacks of colic, cholera morbus
and diarrhoea come on so suddenly
tha. 'ere is no time to hunt a doctor
or go to the store for medicine. Mr.
Barber says: "I have tried Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy which is one of the
best medicines I ever saw. I keep a
bottle of it in my room as I have had
several attacks of colic and it has
proved to be the best medicine I ever
used." Sold by Smith Drug Co.,
Pelham and Son, W. G. Mayes, and
Prosperity Drug Co.
There were two deaths from yel
low fever at New Orleans, but other
wise there is no change in the situa
U. S. sol'diers who served in Cuba
during the Spanish war know what
this disease is, and that ordinary
remedies have little more effect than
so much water. Cuban diarrhoea is
almost as severe and dangerous as a
mild attack of cholera. There is one
remedy, however, that can always be
depended upon as will be seen by the
following certificate from Mrs. Min
nie Jacobs of Houston, Texas: "I
hereby certify that Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Reme
dy cured my husband of a severe at
tack of Cuban diarrhoea, which ;he
brought home from Cuba. We had
several doctors but they did him no
good. One bottle of this remedy
cured him, as our neighbors will tes
tify. I thank God for so valuable a
medicine." For sale by Smith Drug
Co., Pelham and Son, W. G. Mayes,
and Prosperity Drug Co.
It Takes Only
Three Minutes IL
edi of anything
lings out of it
County. We lea
President Castro is extensively for
tifying the Venezuelan coast and may
import Japanese gtnners. He con
templates vi.iting his neighbor re
publics t.i pr,pose an allegiance.
Lnited States Senator Mitchell was
sentenced to pay a fine of $1,ooo and
serve a term or six months in the
penitentiary for the land frauds of
which he was recently convicted. He
has been released on 32.ooo bond
Sprained Ankle, Stiff Neck, Lame
These are three common ailments
ic: which Chamberlain's Pain Balm
is especially valuable. If promptly
applied it will save you time, money
and suffering when troubled with any
one of these ailments. For sale by
Smith Drug Co., Pelham and Son, W.
G. Mayes, and Prosperity Drug Co.
The town of Nithui Novgorod was
overrun by toughs. who killed one
person and seriously wounded 12 oth
Tortdre of a Preacher.
The story of the torture of Rev. 0.
D. Moore, pastor of the Baptist
church, of Harpersville, N. Y., will
interest you. He says: "I suffered
agonies. because of a persistent
cough. resulting from the grip. I had
to sleep sitting up in bed. I tried
many remedies, without relief, until I
took Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption Coughs and Colds,
which entirely cured my cough, and
saved me from consumption." A
grand cure for diseased conditions of
Throat and Lungs. At W. E. Pelham
and Son druggist; price 5ocents and
$i.oo, guaranteed. Trial bottle free.
M. Witte, the Russian chief envoy
and United States Ambassador Mc
Cormick exchanged visits ac Paris.
"For seven years," writes Geo. W.
Hoffman, of Harper, Wash., "I had a
bitter battle, with chronic stomach
and liver trouble, but at last I won,
and cured my diseases, by the use of
Electric Bitters. I unhesitatingly
rcommend them to all, and don't in
tend in the future to be without them
in the house. They are certainly a
wonderful medicine, to have cured
such a bad case as mine." Sold, under
guarantee to do the same for you, by
W. E. Pelham and Son, druggist, at
5ocents a~ bottle. Try them today.
It is said that the scheme of rais
ing $50,ooo,ooo annually by a new tax
is being worked out by the Russian
minister of finance.
A Fearful Fate.
It is a fearful fate to L.ave to en
dure the terrible torture of Piles. "I
can truthfully say," writes Harry
Colson, of Masonville, Ia., "that for
Blind, Bl'eeding, Itching and Pro
truding Piles, Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
is the best cure made." Also best for
cuts, burns and injuries. 25cents at
WV. E. Pelham and Son, druggist.
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to the farmer who under
stands how to feed his
crops. Fertilizers for Corn
must contain at least 7
per cent. actual
1 Send for our books-they
tell why Potash is as necessary
to plant life as sun and rain;
sent free, if you ask. Write
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