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FROM SENATOR LATIMEB
On Board Steamer Canopic,
In the Mediterranean Sea, May 29
Mr. Editor-On Friday, May 24
our party landed at the Azores
spending about five hours at Ponti
Del Gada, the capital of the island;
and seat of ithe civil government. Ti',
place hats a pollatioln of 10,000 aml
after Lisbon and Oporto is the ios
imliport.anlt city of, Portugal. Pont
Del Gada is a remarkably clean city
Its houses are well lighted, painte(
and whitewashed. The streets, thougl
presenting a good a1ppea ran lice, are no
very wide, but are lighted witi ga.
and electricity. Plenty of good wat.
er is pipel thriiollugh the houses.
Situated inl the middle of the At
Jantic Ocean, the Azores offer a mosl
agreeable andt(] convenient stoppi.ngi
pace bet ween the old and new worlds.
The Azores were discovered by Por
tuguese navigators some 50 or 75
years before Colnimbs discovered
America. The fact that large hawk
like birds were seen to fly westward
from tho coast (if Portugal and not
return led to the (discovery of the is
lans, nid the name, Azores, means
Hawk, in tle Portuguese language.
The islanis aire all voloanic, though it
is said that Sl Ma1rie gives some evi..
dode of regular geological forma
tion. The mineral spring on St. Micl
ael is rega arded as possessing wonider
fill mnedicinal lwoperlivs, and many11,
interestin"g stirie,s aire related by
toil-sts ol' t(e healitg PoWI'ers of the
watmr. The 11iavelers visit to these
islands, eliergin.g as ihey do al)utl)t
ly f'rom Oh ocean, Withli their sharp
volvanif. laks. lava eit valleys, lix
urlianlt vegetaltion, rbariin0 hld
seapes, a.nd deliglit ,'ul climate, is
rendered Ioubly pleasant by the hos
pitality and kindness of the inhabi
tints. The elimate is tenperate and
Illild, life to the high alt-itude and in
fluene of the sea.
The 'vigor and abundance and var
iety% oI tie pirodinets, and lhe caret'l
tillane of' tie land make tle fields
look like gardens. L,avre taims are
Iot seen, thl1 lhund is let in small lots
:nid at short terms,. aitl each teInati
is striving to make lthe lar-est yield
plossible. Th'le princvipal HIecrops
a IVCOrn, Wheat, rve, barley and po
fiatoes. Oralmw, "orang ,11es an1d pineap
ples have brouht lare r1"Veieues to
tle islands, but of, reeilt years dis
ease has attacked the orclurds and
vinievards and has destroyed uIIch of
tle protit f'r'oi this soulree. Pineap
pIes are grew.n under cover.
The Iiost ilportanit indlist rv at
present is the mantu f' it re of alcolhor
from potatoes. There are three fac
tories, they ire hrge and well e<llip
ped, ptrodulieilng aimally about t wo
million -alloiis. There are thre to
haco l'actories, tihle total outlpit (an1
mililly) beinl-I aboiut rif'ty-toive million
pmit itds. The local mnuiactire of
'lot h is Ii mi ted to homespuns, wit Ii
lie exception11 ot' I wo simalIl factories
in i'omto De)l ( ada, where' towels,
shtawls, etc., arie made.
Th e conunierice of h'le ishlantds is ('ari
ried on chiiefly withI Portutgal. Enig
land, the U'nited States, Brazil, Gler
many and l"ranice. Thie pr'incipal ex
porlits :noi ualiol, pinteapples, or'ana
tiables, hides, butteri, potatoes, fire
expeidrimietts lave~ been mnade in gi'ow
ing tenu and t her'e is ai goodh promise
satt, loutlIher. gIlass, Ihutnbe r, etc. Our i
v'iit to thle Azores was interesti.ng in
mianyi~ ways and very en.joytable all the
Ont Mon day~ the 27thI at noon1, we'
swung inito the hay~ of (iiraltan.,-in
of' thle world r'enownied fortress'5 of
(GibriaIt ar. 'lThis formidable i'ock r'ises
to a height of' 1,295 feet. aind thloughi
we know it brist les withI t he most for
miduable gunts yet so ('uminingly are
the deflenses p)lanneid that only t wo
gunis are visible, those oni the highest
pointts oft the rock. A fussing lit tle
tendet' took the first eiSS passetnger
front the st eameri to w~hat is ktnowin as
the Old IIole, built in thie 14th een
tury, anid atfteri we had walked a few~
yard(s ini the hot Gibratltat' sun we de.
eidled tha-t a carrtiage was a necessity
and spenit the r'eminder of the after
noon in thie comfortable little coachet
with wvhichi the town swvarnms, ani
which were hired at reasonable rates
Gibraltar, though tinder the Britisi
flag, is peopled by Spaniard, He
brews, Moors and men of all nation
alities. We drove curiously through
the narrow streets past the shops, ti
the guard of the garrison, where af
(er satisfying the ofmicr on duty tha
we had no cameras, we were taken b:
a guard t,hrough what are know.n a:
the north galleries, which are lon;
tunnels cut in the solid rock behlin
the north face. These galleries, cur
lionsly enough, lare connected wit!
American history, for at the time we y
, were keeping England busy with our t!
revolution, the French besieged Gib- o
raltar for four years, and an Eng- it
. lish sergeant devised this system of o
rock galleries, which turned a useless| ti
rock in to the most formidable forti
I fication in the world. For possibly b
i over a mile these galleries run back 8
! and forth behind the face of the si
I rock, loopholed at short intervals for C
L great guns. Looking through one of tj
these embrasures one sees before him a
on tlie left the Bay of Gibraltar, on
the ri-it the Mediterranean, and in- h
frloit the nallrOw isthmus wihich a
foris- tle oily commnicaie" tiol flromi d
the roek to the mainland. It would be
no more than child's play for 500
iien to keelp at hay an entire army. tj
The only way Gibraltar could be tak
en would be by starving out the de
fenders and even this might fail for
we were told that there is at all
times kept on hand stores and provis- t1i
ions to last the soldiers for fourteen fr
years. Only British subjects are al
lowed to visit the top of the rock, and m
there are portions of the rock which
not even they are allowed in.
Leaving the garrison, we drove
down the narrow stee) streets to the
Alameda Gardens, where beautiful
flowers grown in wild yet ordered
proftusion and the gardeners offer you s
your choice as to kind and amount for
any sniall coin. From the gardens we th
went to tle (1reat Dock Yards. whi.ch .
Ohe goverinellt mainitains for its
fleet, aid where ii1ldet tile grimin -11ns
of tle fortress they can asseible,
mininain and repair as miany of their
siiips as they please. The dry dock in th
this navy yard is said to be one of ha
the lar1est in the world. f
Coniln. fromi tile dry dock back to air
ward tile town I was interested to ob
serve in the little cemetery the name th
Latimer on the headstone at t lie t
Iave of an J.nglish lieutenant. We st
drove back into what might be call
d tie shopping district, for the pur
pose of perilittilig the ladies of the
pnrty to see what the stock and stores
were like. hut tholuig we went into
ni*my we boii.,ht little, as the prices
weri not eul hetter than those inl
he Vlit(. St ates to he especially
Gibralltar isIa vat fort ress. and
vach nation which has held it has
h-ft iraces it its ovetipa:mey. The
Moorish eastle still stands, thoug"h
possibly a thousand years old, and
lit old Mloorish wall divides the rock
froi base to siummit ri-4h1t by the
modern siglnal station of the British.
The old Spanish wall still stands, and
bv tie South Port, alongside tIe oldfE
1atewav, suriollted by the arms of
Spain, stanis a new gateway with
the arms of Great Britain. We eu
ue on r trip throuigh tle town un
dei the r-itish fla.g., but with the cit
izens of all nationalities, and caime
a way impressed, as all must be, with ai
tihle stren.--th of this natural fortress
over which ite litiiisli fla has waved St
fo' niore t han two cnturies.
Ihie -omm nercial imipo)rta nce of Gih)
hut atI one time it was quliit e larige.
In 182~2-24 the vale of the imports of
t'4tton anid wool en good411s a lone b'
a mun ted to $1,2.50,.N00, but from thaiti
ine- to) th' extensioni ofi mert.-aita
an . . 'i - :ierly in thIi .lay< . f sail
ue:vi -sel ;hbraltari w is. a urenjt eni
I e..h-dl tfor l~ d ii t not m Iy ab.n-.
'*' i-b oi' cons . bl 5.h e
niiotest corniers oI tlle Nlediterraneain
mds Ilahuk Sonas. Now steam and
ships of harnger tonniiage earry eargoes
dhirect to: thle ports of destination
withou int t rans-shiipimen t. G ihral Iari
aia iotnce, has declined, but as
a coaling stait ion and port foir thle
pro'iltection1 and c'oinveniience of thle
met'rca nt iie maiirinet of theit Medit erra
ni,4 i Spainii. NI orocco, it is of g.reat
We .t:ue duie at Nales at S (o'(clock
omiorroiw iiorning. Thle trilp contiinues
pleas.ant aind uneven t futl. All of the
party ar"e well, hut rat.her tired1 of
Iifec on shipboard. We shall he glad
to put foot on lantd againi.
SEILLING BIG GAMB.
Transportation on Shipboard' lRsky
Unless Captain Gets "4Graft."
The animal trainer was speaking of
the diffeulties encountered in trap
Iping and shipping wild animals.
"But to secure their passage is not
merely a matter of visiting the ship..
ping agents' office at, say, Singapore,
>and looking the space required on
the next steamship. Youl may do this,
but if the captain of the steamship
does not want the bother of the ani
mals--and they are not always an
e agreeable (argo---he will soon dis
I cover lhe is full up, and it is never
- I wise to prove that'lie is not and inl
our chance with the fnexk,oat, and
1e delay thus occasioned -eans not
fly extra expense in ineding the
Aimals, but also the prol'oged risk
r their death ere they can he got to
"The obvious remedy aalist loss
)th at port and at sea would be in
irance, but it is a cargo th4t no in
irance company will take risks on.
oiisequently the best thing. to do is
) personally interview the captain,
id give him an interest in the selling
ilue of the cargo-say a third or a
flf. That mnay seem a lot to givej
vay, but it is wiser to pocket a Ie
ced profit than sustain a total loss.!
"It is because of such difficulties.
id of the personal danger run by.
e trapper, that the prices of big;
ane for live delivery run high. Ti
rs are worth anything from $250
$500, leopards from $500 to $1,000,
bile a rhinoceros or a giraffe tops
e list as profitable bags, selling at:
om $4,000 to $5,000 each. i
"Lions, however, are a drug on the
arket, and worth comparatively
thing, being such good breeders in
ptivity; nor is there much iony y
bears. Enakes are a good lie when t
ey run to any size. The largest. I
er had the good fortune to handle
is a forty-two foot python, which s
Id for $1,000.
And there is this advantage about
ese reptiles-they can be stuffed e
th sufficient food to last for months, f
d being- fed before shipimient will
wvel in a state of coma, givi-z no
Mble during the voyage.
'It is after a heavy meal that py
mis art capltued; then they cal be
ndled with safety, -being too over- 1
I to exert the terrible strength they a
capable of displaying. I had only 41
e tussel with a python, and. ad- d
agh nothing serious resulted, it s
Meed to convince me that their
ength had in no way been exag
'Hunting big game to capture is, i
niced hardly tell you a far maore o
Anoth. r fall is fa,. tC
w weeks I will leave N
y fall stock cf
id before buyintg I wisi
ock. If you are a houc
sted; but perhu's you
-e missing, and the oni
me and see. I arn off
' far the greatest value
er ry. This is no catch,
tie, where you can save
t permit mre to give yo
>U to come and look fo
2 Coupons 101
Coupons also Redeemabl<
. Prmium .D
JERSEV CITY, N. J.
ving .us bustiess tian hunting
nerely to 4*1i) and, when on the'trai
me cannot be too'cautious. But with
I careful man, who never fails to
take every precaution-, there is far
*es liliolihood of accident and death
4uring' eight moq4hs in the junile
han. in a week spent In city streets.
'I say this with'no desire of be
ittling the d4ngers "urrofnding the
,rapper's life,' for during twelve
.ears spent in the jungles of Malay- tU
lia, I have met with not a few acci
lents, and on more than.one occasion CI
t has been touch and go with death
"Elephant trapping pays well
Oien the business is rightly managed,
mt if the herd that Is being trapped of
,tampedes weeks of work jray, be
hrown away, with the possible 'Jss
>f two or three lives. Where it'can be
irranged, the 'better plan is to work b'
vith a tame elephant, which acts as
decoy to induce the herd to enter
he stockade.''--Philadclphia Led
Charleston Evening Post: ''Why
loesn't somebody try to establish a
antimer county?'' Your business is to
ry to establish non,,-Latimer counties.
Harry Thaw does not appear to fill
o imiuch of the jail as formeily.
So far Col. Bryan's platforms have
oitaiied nothing to wound anybody's
Schmniz ik the brand that made s
Frisco famous. F
By the way. (ces the latter-day.
refrience (f the swpet -i' gradu- W
te for candy vvi flowerA show a
eva,dence in lest.hevticismn or a super- re
evelopment of the pragmatical in
They have voted it. out of Ker- .":
iaw. althoul.gh the juleps of Lexing- of
it. Ky., are not Superior to those
>wroachir-g, and in a
ewberry to purchase
ito dispose of all old If
ekeep r you are inter- t
ion't know what you
~way to find out is to
aring a very large, and =
s ever offered in New
but a real cut jprice
a money. Space will
u prices, so I will ask
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This Bank was establisi
ne. It will so care for yo
ire, and you can have it wl
in the financial family it w
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Make a deposit today.
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eo. Y. Hunter, 'President.
J. F. Brow
aid Up Capital
urplus and Individua
or protection of depc
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Better a conservative inter
turn when wanted, than a hil
out the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Do
akes It so. Likewise our Bo
prudent conservative manag
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(e allow 4 per cent. p4
At Factory Prices.
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payments on a Piano or Organ.
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We submit the comparative
d esteem on the part of a pa
June 14, 1906.
A GAIN OF OVE!
We, too, pay 4 per cent. I
J. D. DAVENI
E. R. HIPP, V
M. L. SPEARI
GEO. B. CR01
'pitaI $50,000 - .
No Matter How Small,
ill give it careful ati
plies to the men and
rity, S. C.
ed to assist ycu in building a for
ur money that it is absolutely se
lenever you want it. And if you
'ill prove your good friend in time
est service and convenience.
Every forturne has grown from a
ie Savings Department.
J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
ity, S. C.
- $26,000 00
I Profits $5,000 00
Ds - $25,000 00
M. A. CARLISLE, Vice-President
GEO. JOHNSTONE, Attorney.
est on your deposit with its safe
gh rate and a feeling of doubt
:posit. Government supervision
)ard of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
Jno. B. F ellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
mr annum i our Savings
J. W. W HITE.
lewberry, S. C.
figures as evidence of confidence
June 14, 1907.
R 100 PER CENT.
n our Savings Department. r
>0RT, Prest. .
ViAN, Cashier. st.o
ViE R, Atty, on
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- Surplus $30,000 els
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