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^ WILL REDUCE WAGES.
Southern Proposes Cut of Six and
One-Half Per 'Cent.?Forty Thousand
LA. dispatch from Washington to
the News and Courier says:
After several conferences between
/Southern Hailway officials and representatives
of the 40,000 machinists
and kindred workmen of that system
^ caked here to agree to a general reduction
in wanes, which the Southern
finds it uccessa-'y to malv?. it is
said by the machinists thai, the two
interested classes are far from ag'ree.
P Ti-: Southern lias submitted a pioposition
which was not satisfactory
to tin5 machinists. Tlrs morning the
Jj delegation was in conference and at 2
ft oVock today began a .ion; conferF.
enco with (leneral Manager Ackert,
of tho road, before the termination
of which the machinists will submit
a counter proposition.
The Southern's proposition is,
(briefly, that a reduction of about
six and a half per cent in wages must
t be made and the men are not given
assurance that the present scale of
] hours, forty hours' work per week,
will not also be reduced. Inasmuch as
the men work by the hour, and not by
the day. they do not regard I'avort
a-bly such a proposition, as the hour
scale was reduced from fifty-four to
forty hours per week about four
I nlil their counter proposition is
submitted l ? the Southern manage- i
^ menl the machinists decline to reveal
its nature, other than to state thai it
is radically different from the one
the mad proposes, and further that
tho latter cannot be accepted.
f As it seems the desire of both sides
to arrive at a peaceable agreement
and avert conflict, other conferences
may have to lie arranged.
Archie (iillivray, president of Dis? I
r I rid No. I. of t lie 1 nternat ional Association
t>l .Machinists, having ,jur- j
is.liction over the various Southern I
shops, said today: "A/bout four
months ago the road reduced the hour
scale from ;>4 to 10 hours. Now it is
proposed to reduce the wage scale
, without even the assurance that the
40-hour scalq, will be protected. The
wage reduction proposed by fire company
means that the machinists, road
and foundry men, and similar trades,
will receive the wages in vogue prior
to thi' agreement of October. 100(5,
k representing an average reduction of
(? 1-2 per cent in the hourly scale.
Albout 40,000 men or 200.000 persons
will be a 11 ected. \\ c do not feel
that we can stand a further reduction.
at least not of this indefinite
character. We have accordingly'
been in conference and will have a
proposition of our own to submit later.
What the outcome of this effort
on the part of the road and its employees
to get together on a wage
^ scale will amount to cannot now be
MAIL ORDER MATRIMONY.
How Swindlers Profit by Affections
of Love Lorn.
Match-making by mail-order was a
flourishing business when the post office
department undertook, several
years ago, to break it up.
"'There's a lot of it yet. fraudulent,
of course." remarked a post office
inspector recently, "but it's wel|
in hand. The frauds we catch we
run in jail; those we suspect, we discourage.
The twinkle in his eve told the
story back of the euphemistic word
"discourage" even better than
words could have told it.
Why some people will make love
by mail!?and fall deeply in love
P with nothing but chirography and a
photograph?is no doubt a deep problem
in psychology. Tint whatever
the explanation is, whether it is because
the gullible one is old, ugly,
uncouth, or what not, the fact reI
mains that they do it. Not longago,
for instance, in a yellow newspaper's
"Advice to the Lovelorn"
appeared a letter that bore all (he
deep despair of a dodo, but ended:
"d am deeply in love with him,
although I have never seen him. but
we have exchanged photos."
She was a jilted mail-order sweetheart.
The sublimity of such faith
in things unseen would do credit to
an anchorite?and it is often so utterly
sublime that it will pay out
real money to the object of its affections.
Thereby hangs the tale.
Sometimes it is the man that is
victimized, other times it is the woman;
and the 'matrimonial bureaus'
have a way of victimizing both, so
that they get the lovers, going and
One of the best frauds that have
ever boon perpetuated on men was
that ol (trover Cleveland Arnold
who wrote his love letters under tin
beautiful name of "Lola Sinclair.1'
This is the way his "ads." read:
\oung lady, striking brunette, vivacious,
24 years, $10,000 business ii
small Western town, desires to meet
young man, tall, handsome, educated,
property preferred. Object matrimony.
Send photograph. No tri
Picture Lela (o yourself?a dashing
young girl of (he golden middle
West, with a thriving business, prob
ably a fine dresser, a brilliant conversationalist.
a resourceful woman, on
whom a man could rely as a partner
to help along his ambitions?am'
with resources, too, ten thousand dollars
as good cash!
Picture the youg farm hand win
reads this advertisement, to wl^oir
print is a gospel and photographv infallible.
All spriced up. he looks
into tlie glass and asks himself if lu
is not young, and tall, and handsome
and eduacted. and well-to-do cnouii'li
lor a:iv woman?too good, indeed
lor the lassies of Podunk who have
set their caps for him. lie replies.
After a decent time. I his is what
he gels from the village postolTice:
My dearest Iliram:
Ah. I knew I would Ii11?I you, von
who I have always known lived some
where in this world for me. As I
"azed lor the lirst time into voui
true noble eyes, it seemed to nie as it
I had known you in another existence
- ! i? can tell.' I said to mvsell:
"Here is I lie man I have always picture.!
to myself as the father of my
children, and now. sweetheart, that
we will have no friends who are ;ioi
lovers, but keep our own sweet secret
Hiram never before received a letter
like this?probably never will
auain. 11 lie dues, he will be obi
eiioicjli !i >n>peci that young ladies
no; picture even their r<al .-weetheurts
;ts ili,. faiheis their children:
perhaps old ciiouuh to know
tiial. "We will have no friends wlw
are not lovers" is a piagari/.ed classic.
Hut if Iliram is the right sort of
Iliram. he has already kissed the silver
print in I lie letter about seventvsix
times. A Fifth avenue photographer
with a fJibson model could
not have done better work. Lela's
picture almost makes Iliram forget
about the ten thousand dollars. When
he remembers it. he makvs the kisses
an even hundred at least. Xo French
Count could serenade American securities
So. the billing and cooing by mail
noes on?woi'king up to the time
when Lela will do the billing for a
trousseau. It is not as sudden as
lh.it however. They arrange lo meet
in Chicago on a certain date lo get
mar:ie.l ami Lela announces that sire
has at last found a purchaser for hci
dress-making business and dually
sends pityful word that she has Hie
cash. Then she is having her dresses
made?ami belter vet. paid for?and
meanwhile, iias entrusted tin
money ;o her rich uncle in the real
'file happy day approaches. Hiram
has aibout thrown up his job, and
drawn his money out of the First
"National" bank without causing a
serious run on the institution.
Mien comes the sorrowful letter,
I'he rich uncle in lhe real estate busin
Ss) iiiis I ied the nioiiev up ill a
P' -ce ()f land, immensely valuable,
indeed: but twenty thousand dollars
to be realized two weeks hence will
not pay a fare to Chicago day after
tomorrow. Couldn't her loving future
husband, to whom she is bringing
all. just pay her fare to their
(Jretna (J recti and a few dollars more
to satisfy clamorous tradespeople?
So clever is this letter that the
swain?already gallantry personified
?has reached a point where he would
marry the ftibson girl, if the* money
melted away like a chocolate sundae
in July. One hundred an 1 fifty dollars
sent?and love turns to ashes.
'Several complaints to the post office
department sent an inspector by
'he next train to the rillle Illinois
lown where Lela told the readers of
new-pap* rs to write to her. I le made
quiet inquiries as to where the person
lived who called Tor mail to Lela
Sinclair. Then, bursting in the door
ol the place with a warrant, he'demanded:
" Ts Lela Sinclair hero?"
"1 am Lela Sinclair," said an old
man behind a desk, slowlv sealing
and stamping a letter,
"He was the ugliest human being I
tiiink 1 ever saw," says the inspector,-?
bent. bald, wrinkled, unwashed.
with a stream ol tobacco juice
I rick ling out' of the corner of his
mouth over dirty gray beard, and
icek'n*/ o| whi-key. I caught him
red handed, with a leller lo a fresh
victim. He had thousands of addresses
of people v-hp h.v3 answered
j his iuIvc tisements, all neatly lileii an
, awav ami indexed with tlieir photo- fej
? graphs in seveial big- ca'oineU, to- Yt
' j gotlier with the copies* of letters ap
| \\ nu'li lit* had written in reply. For at
| systematic love making', he was a an
i j blue-ribboner.'' in
t Air. Arnold served a long sentence
, in Joliel for his many hymeneal as
. I rands. At th* trial he confessed sli
- that he averaged about three tiious- to
and dollars a year, and would have \vt
made more, only that paid for as
much whiskey and tobacco and food sa
> as he cared for.
"The most remarkable case that
. ever came to my attention," remark- mi
i ed the inspector, ''was tlie case of tei
llurold lv. Saville. This was a fraud hi
1 on woman, Savillu used to advertise fi:i
. that a 'gentleman of means desires* 11,1
j U> make the acquaintance of a lady,' lb
> j either blonds or brunette, at differ- ?f
i lent times, in order to catch them all, ha
j'wiih a view to matriniony.' Then be
; j fioin the answers, he would always dr
> J rr'u'k '"tt those who wore in business a
, j for t heinselves. ex
i j "I he case for which lie was first n<'
, anvsinl was une in which lie had I'"'
; buncoed a woman in Coluinibus, Ohio.
S:ii* had a millinery shop out of <*b
: which she was making four or five (,d
jl;:. u-aed dol!a:s ;i year. Ik' called i,'>
j t ! II' and I ' I . ... pit
i i aisiana planter of a vjry old fai.ii
Ti> prove it. he requested her s:"
I to , rile lo the uoverno:' of l.ouisiaua
| and (he mayor of New Orleans. *
'i "i ! i they look a walk, and he v'<
, Mi: i:- i iI< | i?-r .. UYaliy. he mail
I iw ti|.i?-rs which lie had prepared
i'oeliand. A couple of days later, '1(:
had half persuaded her lo sell
'her business and invest in Chicago ""
| real I'stale with him. About llial iUI
'time, hack came lei tors ou (he uovPernor
s stationery, speaking in the '1:l
I hiiiho.-t terms of Mr. Saville. ph
I'heii the ColiuiibiH lady didn't * ''
. i mind srlliiivr her business and goiny m<
i ; i!'i" I he : ra i , -1 , -ymlica:
V!-:l"d Chicago; ;nnl (here he met
. j her n.id took her lo the Trinity huihl,
iti-. where he ord?'red the elevator
, matt aroundas ifhe owned the biuhlj
ing, ami demanded lo see !
11 io ag'uit. l<! have some
> | changes made. The 'agent' 1
j called him 'colonel' and his cabman
.called him 'governor.' and. altogotli|
er, it was as neat a put-up job as DI
j could have been pulled olT.
i | ''They dined at the Palmer House; pa
'and when it came time lo put np the
i I n.ouey, they went t<< a lawyer's of- ;n
; dee. simieil I lie deeds, ihe money was p0
paid over. Mr. Saville went out lo j |};
. I yet e ar. ami was red seen for sev- '
| era >eks. When lie was arresled, j(?,i
I he jumped his bond, and went ("'th
t 1 live in Mexico, where American law wj
| ceased from troubling, .^i
ij "P>ul Mexico was loo small for an
j him. so he cpiietly came back to eoi
j Un-oklyn and stal led the same game,
i Hut Ine poslollice was open-cved.
;|Tlie People's 1
. j Prosperity
! Paid Up Capital
Surplus and Individual P
| Stockholders'' Liabilities
' j For pro tr c 1 ion of dcpc' i'
i H. C. Moseley President. M.
,1 W. W. Whellj-r, Cashier. Gf.(
I Better a conservative interest;
return when wanted, than a high r
about the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Depos
makes it so Likewise our Board
of prudent conservative manageme
G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
J. H. Hunter.
J. P. Bo>
I We allow 4 per cent, per ?
I Department, interest pa;
; The First Cough i
? Even though not severe, has a ten
^ tive/membranes of the throat an
gl Coughs then come easy all winter
slightest cold. Cure the first cottj
set up an inflamation in the delicat
^ lungs. The best remedy is Q
^ SYRUP. It at once gets right at
T moves the cause. It is free from
jW a child as for an adult. 25 cents a
? MAYES' DRIJ
1 secured the publication of a bii*
liture-slorv about him in a New
>rk newspaper. The name day it
pea rod, the detectives found him
the Hotel St. Geor&o, in that city,
d he was arrested at three o'clock
"Marly in the evening a woman
kod for the inspector, and said
e believed she knew Saville. 1
i?k her to see the prisoner, and
itched |hem both carefully.
<( 'No that's not- the man,' sh?
id as she left the room.
" 'It is the man,' 1 said, sharply.
"Alter a burst of tears, she addled
that he had been paying atutions
Id her sister, representing
inself as eouiieeted with one of the
icst I a mi lies <? f New York, though
d on ?ood terms with the head of
e family. Her sister was another
the mail order sweet hearts, and
d sent him a cheek, only the dav
lore, for three thousand live huned
dollars. As it was we hadn't
scrap of evidence airainsl the man.
eopt the 'Columbus case ami his
vert isomonN. \\'(> went to the hoan.l
asked if there \\ a^ any mail
' him. fhe letter conlaininir luo
eck was there; it. had been delivorat
Imir o'clock, exactly one hour
for we had him arrested on sus iou.
" I he mail order sweetheart was
Ider but no poorer, and Saville, a
a" weeks later, he,iran a term in the
lurubus peniteniiary for liis proms
fraud, with this second case
Id n\ r hi< In ad.
' I' w l i: 'ii I hat u e learned Ilia!
already had a wiTo, who was his
i fedora I e. She it was who stole
othcial stationery in Ijonisiana
'1 wrote the lei t e ?f identification,
vet her. I'm- several months. they
il worked this iranie in various
ice*. and lived in line style in
ieasro; milv in the eases I have
iitioned lliey were cauirht."
IP AIR SHOP?K?,nit ore. loumres.
:siid parlur suits, each uplinUtere?l,
recainiiijr chairs, repaired; makinir
and layintr carpels and mattings,
cleani:)"' old lurnitur". In Sunlight
Hall, near old colored Raptist
ssolution of partnership
Notice is hereby iriven that the
rtnership of ICinard and Raker,
in'-i' <i general merchandise business
the town of Prosperity, S. C. comsed
of H. \V. Kinard and .T. A.
ikor, has been dissolved by mutual
"sent. fi. A\ . Kinard lias purehas?he
in I crest of J. A. Raker, this
e -I111 day of February, lf)0S, and
1! outinne said business, assuming
liabilities of linn thai are owimr
d outstanding imles, deeds and acini
fi. \Y. Kinard,
J. A. Raker.
/, S. C.
- $25,000 OO
rofits ''>5,000 00
. $25,000 00
A. Carlisle, Vlce-Presiclent
o'? your deposit with its safe
ate and a feeling of doubt
;it. Government supervision
of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
Jno. B. 1 ellers.
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
mnum in our Savings
/able semi annually"
MM? ?B?r???g? ??iffTtl
if the Season, f
dency to irritate the setisi- ^ |
id delicate bronchial tubes. !
, every time you take the j
?h before it has a chance to
e capillary air tubes of the
UICK RKLIEF COIJOH <
the seat of tr< ublo and re- 7
Morphine and is as .sale tor ?' j
G STORE. *
. ^ &
| THE EXGHAN
In looking for a Bank to i
you want to find a Safe E
Bank, an Accommodating
to consider this Bank and
come in and open an acco
We Pay Interest on
jJ. D. Davenport, I
jEdw. R. Hipp,
G. B. Crome
THE GR.EATE.Sr THING GE
EVER D ID WAS To TELL HI,
cut down the cherry tr
example. it ]S easy ti
when telling the trut
harm. but are there Nc
| falsehoods Tor immedia
i th an the truth? 1.5 ri
jyou that he will sell '
i $20.oo for $10.00 tell.in
iis worth $20.00 why r
$10.00. WE MARK OUR G<
URES AND SELL YoU A $ 10.
AND CHARGE YoU $20.00 F
would you not rather
WAY? THIS BEING OUR FIR
IN BUS1N ESS You WILL F'l
jSToCK BUT NEW AND ERE.
| EVERY DEPARTMENT.
at Mayes' BoolI
titles you to a g
|big Candle. D
see it. It is 1
candle you eve
, s. c.
receive your money,
Sank, a Convenient
Bank, we want you
satisfy yourself and
unt with us.
VI. L. Spearman,
W. B. Wallace,
/ever Told a lie:
we'Shoui.d all be
f/met. A Successful
W/WT CfflTA FTOR.D To |
:EPRE5Er<r flWD A 1
Essrui. merchant does
5 FATHER THAT HE
-EE. HE -SET A GOOD
D TELL THE TRUTH,
'H WILL Do YoU No
3T MANY WHO TELL
TE BENEFIT RATHER
HE MAN WHO TELLS
you a suit worth
G the truth? if IT
>ofis he ASk only
ooD.5 in plain flGoo
.suit for $ in.on,
or A $20.00 .SUIT.
Do BUSINESS THI.S
-SI SPRING REASON
ND NOTHING IN OUR
SH MERCHANDISE IN
EWART PERRY Co.
oxmrrut re?v atranm ? ? iva?im
3 you make
c Store enfuess
0 not rail to
1 SI 11 E,
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