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FORTUNES FOR IDEAS.
Some Simple Little Things that Have
Not Been Invented.
New Tork Sun.
There are lots of chances for in
ventors still. It is an old saying that
the simplest devices are the ones
jvhich prove' most profitable to their
originators. The field is not yet ex
For instance, it is asserted that the
genius who conceived a process for
loading coal on ocean-going steam
ships which will efect a saving of one
half a cent a ton over the present
methods employed can get a check fqr
$1,000,000 for his idea the minute lie
is ready to demonstrate the practica
bility of his plan.
But, valuable as would be such an
idea, it is a question whether it would
bring a larger price than a method of
treating straw hats to prevent them
from changing color with the weather.
There is also a demand in the Amer
ican household as well as in large can
ning establinsments for an effective
and rapidly working device for seal
ing cans. Fully 50 patents have been
granted for contrivances aimed to
meet this want, but the ideal has not
yet been reached. A typewriter that
will do its work without the present
nerev-racking clicking and clacking
would bring a good retrun to the in
ventor and would be as great a boon
to humanity as a speechless barber.
In the airship field there is ample
opportunity for fortune making, and
the submarine boat can still be im
proved upon profitably. A flying
machine that will go up and come
down and a submarine that will go
down and. come up at the pleasure of
the operator are mightily to be desired
and would be of vast financial value.
The genius who contrives a motor
actuated solely by the rays of the sun
of the waves of the sea, and of practi
cal use, is assered of a fortune and a
niche in the trial of Fame.
Shoe manufacturers have long
sought a neat and durable substitute
for leather, and they are willing to
pay handsomely the man who solves
this riddle for them.
Millions of dollars await the man
who invents a substitute for coal. One
of the biggest bills of the world of
civilization is its fuel bill. Cut this
down a trifle a year by any new means
and a fortune surpassing Rockefel
ler's will be the reward.
A device that will entirely obliterate
the grating mechanical sounds of the
talking machine will find a dozen bid
ders, with certified checks waiting to
The man who devises a method of
cleaning a ship's bottom without dock
ing it will never have to work another
day in his life, and can take a trip
abroad in his own private yacht if lie
desires to do so.
It is estimated that millions of dol
lars are locked up in waste of various
kinds from factories. Any scheme
that will effectiudlly utilize this waste
and save the millions will fill the cof
fers of the inventor with coin.
Probably 500 patents have been se
cured on non-reusable boxes and five.
times as many on non-refilllable bot
ties, but no one of these meets all the
requirements. the inventor of the
perfect thing is either of these classes
'will live on the fat of the land for the
rest of his days.*
Automatic chicken pickers and oys
ter shuckers are in demand.
One of the ideas upon which the
inventors may exercise his ability with
profitable results if he is successful is
an automatic gas cock that will shut
off the flow as soon as the gas is
There is a self-sharpening paper
cutter which keeps its blade on edge
through the very process of cutting
of paper. There is a tidy $100,000
waiting for the man who can apply
the same principle to scissors and
A pen that will not corrode, a pin
that will not dull, a gasolene for
automobiles that will not smell, an
ink that will not evaporate, coloring
matter for light dress goods that will
not fade, a self-lubricating sewing
machine, an automatically puncture
closing pneumatic tire for bicycles and
automobiles, a perfect smoke con
sumer, a device for accurately timing
camera exposures, a typewi'iter key
that will nob clog, and hundreds of
other schemes that will add to the
comfort and economy of living, are all
waiting to be broght to that stage of
perfections that will make them ser
The Maid-What's your opinion of
the type of girl who never wants to
The Bachelor-I'm not qualified to
express an opinion on the subject.
The Maid-Why, are you prejudic
The' Bachelor-No, but I've never
seen such a type.-Clevoland Leader.
Zach 21'Ghee on Tillman.
There are some men about whom
the pfiblic never tires of reading or'
hearing. Such a 'man was Napoleon,
such a man was Lincoln, ind such a
man is Tillinan. The scores of biogra
phies aild character sketches of the
two former find ready sale, and all
the magazine mid newspaper talk
about Tillman, since his connection
with the rate bill forced him into a
livelier national attention, - has en
joyed an eager hearing from the pub
Of all the Tillman sketches the most
engaging and intimate appears in the
current World's Work and is written
by Zach McGhee, formerly for a brief
time of The Obearver staff. Mr. Me
Ghee is a South Carolinian. His work
as a newspaper man makes him famil
lar with the history of Tillman and
Tillmanism in that State, and his ex
perience as a Washington correspond
et puts him in close relation to the
''stormy petrel from South Carolina"
in his career as a national legislator.
The style is as vivid as the narrative
and description are true. Here is
the opening paragraph:
"Near the centre of the Senate
chamber, directly in front of the Vied
President, sits a large, burly, surly
looking man, with a tremendous
square head set upon a pair of broad
shoulders, the corners of his mouth
drawn down nearly to the lower mar
gin of his heavy, square jaws. He
is clean shaven-that is, he is shaven:
perhaps it was day before yesterday
that lie shaved. His thick, slightly
gray hair is dishevelled, and lie wears
just such clothes as you would expect
to see on a man who says on the floor
of the Senate. 'In'm a rude man and
don't care.' But when he rises from
his seat and addresses the chair in a
high-pitched, almost whining voice,
standing somewhat above the other,
his dark-brown, glistening eye flash
ing through the room like a search
light, the other Senators put down
their newspapers and slowly turn in
tleir seals; those walking- about inl
their tracks; the many necks inl the
visitors' galleries are craned to get
a better view, and there is a move
ment in the press gallery to get a lit
tle nearer the front.''
After a brief account of the oli
garchy which governed his State, be
nigly and justly, before the war, and
resumed its government upon the
overthrow of the carpet-bagger, Mr.
McGhee reaches the point where it
is necessary to state the issue on which
Tillman mounted into power. He
chooses to do so by illustration, drawn
from the Senator's later life.
'' 'I should like to ask, Mr. Presi
dent, what is before the Senate?"
said Senator Foraker one day as lie
rose for a 'parliamentary inquiry'
while Senator Tillman was making
fierce attacks in a desultory way on
a number of things and a number of
''I am before the Senate,' fairly
Mr. Foraker insisted on knowing
what Tillman was discussing. ''No
particular subject, '' was the reply. ''1
am just making a few remarks oni
the general cussedness of the situa
tion.'' So the issue before the peo
ple of South Carolina in 1886 and af
terwards was Tillman himself, and
his campaign was an attack upon the
general cussedness of the situation.
The article dlecribe's the picturseque
hustings, when Tillman, sea ted in a
farm wagon draped with agricultural
p)roducts, was drawn to the stump by
his devotes and escorted by a howlhing
p)rocession; describes some of the
quaint chiaracters tIhat the revolution
swept into temporary prominence;
traces Tillman's growth in stateerafi
hife. Mr.. McGhece sums uip:
'As a public man ; it is difficult tc
estimate Tillman. There are thos<
who think him a demagogue of the
worst type; there are others who thinla
him a great stateman ; still others whc
think him a little of both. His lift
has b)een lived in the open, so the pub.1
lie may. pass8 judgment upon the facts
--that is, up to the present. What h<
wvill do to..morrog noe man knows. H<
is a r'ude man and don't care.'''
It 'is a very skilfully fritten story
but even had it been done with lesi
art it would have been welcomed b3
the pl)iei; for, as was said at th<
outset, Tillman, whether admired o1
disliked, is of that stamp of man wh<
excits universal interest and of whon
any anecodote or description is read,
President Rtoosevelt, according t<
a Washington authority, will let Pt-es.
ident Palma '"go it alone'' againsi
the insurrection in Cuba, and is in
elined to favor a change of adminis
J1. Raynor Storrs Wells, apprentice
seaman, United States Navy, and son
of a millionaire, is to be dischargedl
for the good of the service at the ex
piration of his term of imprisonment
at Portsmouth, Va.
The Dowager Empress of China
has appointed a committee to considei
the report of the commissioners wlio
recently returned from abroad.
The Railroad Rate law went into
effect at rqidiight Wednesday.
Ten new indictments on charges of
profiting by secret rates were brought
in by two grand juries in Chicag<
against the Standard Oil Company.
Great damage has been done in th<
town of Mazatlan, Mexico, by floods
Another flood visited Winchester
over six inches of rain having fallen
from Saturday night.
Representative Maynard, of th<
Second Virginia district, declined the
joint-debate challenge of Col. George
C. Cabell, who is making a contest for
The Circuit Court at Martinsburg,
W. Va., is considering the appeal of
the Hannis Distilling Company from
the decision of the county court on a
question of taxes.
A number of vessels were driven
ast*o,re and wrecked on the Great
The assignment of misisters of the
West Virginia Methodist Protestant
Conference were made at Fairmon't
The Standard Oil Company has, it
is said, taken steps to acquire the
principal distilling plants of the coun.
Men who brag are those who for.
Some spinsters advance step b)
step until they finally become step
Many are trying to get their heartE
into paradise by putting their handF
into other people's pockets.
For the Legislature.
I am a candidate for the House o
Representatives subject to the rule
of the Denocratic partY.
Elbert H1. Aull.
Arthur Kibler is hereby announce(
as a candidate for the legislature ani
pledged to abide the rules of the Dem
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for Supervisor for Newberr;
county. Subject to the Democrati
primary. J. Chesley Dominick.
J. Monroe Wicker is hereby an
nounced as a candidate for re-electio1
for the office of county supervisor, ani
will abide the rules of the democrati
J. P. Cannon. is hereby announ
ced for re-election as sub-superviso
and is piedged to abide the result o
the democratic primary.
W. H. Wendt is hereby announce
as a candidate for sub-supervisor an
will abide the rules of the democrati
I am a candidate for the office o
Sub-Supervisor from Newberry cour
ty and will abide the result of th
Thos. J. Wilson.
We hereby nominate our comrad<
Osborne Wells, for reelection to th
office of Sub-Supervisor and pledg
him to abide the result of the Demt
era tic primary. No better soldier es
er served in the Confederate army.
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