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EVE'S FRUIT PICKING
HOW HER CURIOSITY RUINED 1 HE
Rev Dr. Talamge Preaches a Pic Lure' -.
Sermon On the Calamity In Parate.
Eating Fruit That Does Not hiue
A new interpretation o: :ne ca2
paradise is given by Dr. Talma~e in
mon of last Sunday which i :aden w pr:
tical lessons. The test is Genest.
"And when the woman saw that te tree was
good for food and that it way pleasant to the
eyes. and a :ree to be desired to make one
wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and diu
eat, and give also unto her husband with
her, and he did eat.
It is the first Saturday afternoon in the
world's existence. Ever since sunrise Adan
has been watching the brilliant pageantry
of wings and scales and clouds. In his irs:
lessons in zoology and ornithology and ich
thyology he has noticed that the robins
the air in twos and that the fish swim the
water in twos and that the lions walk the
fields in twos and in the warm redolence of
that Saturday afternoon he falls o: int
slumber, and as if by allegory to teach all
ages that the greatest of all earthly ble.ninc
is sound sleep, this paradisaical somnolence
ends with the discovery on the part of Adam
of a corresponding intelligence , ust la t led
on a new planet. Of the mother of all the
living I speak-Eve, the nrst, the .iret.-'
I make me a garden. I inlay the paths
with mountain moss. and 1 border them ith
pearls from Ceylon and diamon is from ;.1
conda. Here and there are tounions toss
ing in the sunlight and ponds that ripple
under the paddling of the swans. 1 ater
me lilies from the Amazon and orange groves
from the tropics and tamarinds from Goynaz.
There are woodbine and honeysuck:e climb
ing over the wall and starred spaniels
sprawling themselves on the grass. I invite
amid these trees the larks and the brown
thrushes, and the robins. and all the bright
est birds of heaven. and they stir the air
with infinite chirp and carol. And yet the
place is a desert niled with darkness and
death as compared with the residence of fhe
woman of the text, the subject of my story.
Never since have such skies looked down
through such leaves into such waters: Nev
er has river wave had such curve and sheen
and bank as adorned the Pison. the H avilab.
Gihon, and the Iliddekel, even the pebbles
being bdellium and; onyx stones: What
fruits, with no curculio to sting the rind'
What flowers, with no slug to gnaw the root:
What atmosphere, with no frost to chill and
with no heat to consume: Bright colors
tangled in the grass. Perfume in the air.
Music in the sky. Great scenes of gladness
and love and joy.
Right there under a bower of leaf and
vine and shrub occurred the first marriage.
Adam took the hand of this immaculate
daughter of God and pronounced the cere
mony when he said, -one of my bone and
flesh of my flesh." A forbidden tree stood
in the midst of that exquisite park. Eve.
sauntering out one day alone, looks up at the
tree and sees the beautiful fruit and wonders
if it is sweet and wonders if it is sour and
standing there says: "I think I will just pat
my hand upon the fruit. It will do no dam
age to the tree. I will not take the fruit to
eat, but I will just take it down to examine
it." She examined the fruit. She said, "I
do not think there can be any harm in my
just breaking the rind of it." She put the
fruit to her teeth, she tasted, she allowed
Adam also to taste the fruit, the door of the
world opened and the monster sin entered.
Let the heavens gather blackness, and the
winds sigh on the bosom of the hills, and
cavern, and desert. and e.rth and sky join
in one long, deep, hell rening howl, "The
world is lost:"
Beasts that before were harmless and full
of play put forth claw and sting and t ooth
and tusk. Birds whet their beak for prey.
Clouds troop in the sky. Sharp thorns
shoot up through the soft grass; blasting on
the leaves. All the chords of that great
harmony are snapped. Upon the brightest
home this world ever saw otur first parents
turned their backs and led forth on a path of
sorrow the brokenhearted myriads of a
Do you not see in the first place the
danger of a poorly regulated inquisitive
ness? She wanted to know how the fruit
tasted. She found out, but 6,000) years
have deplored that unhealthful curiosity.
Healthful curiosity has done a great deal for
letters, for art, for science and for religion.
It has gone down into the depths of the earth
with the geologist and seen the first chapter
of iGenesis written:.in the book of nature,
illustrated with engraving en rock, and it
stood with the antiquarian while he blew
the trumpet of resurrection over buried Her
culaneum and Pompeii, until from their
sepulcher there came up shaft and terrace.
and amphitheater. Healthful curiosity has
enlarged the telescopic vision of the astrono
mer until worlds hidden in the distant heav
ens have trooped forth and have joined the.
choir praising the Lord. Planet weighed
against planet and wildest comet lassooed
with replendent law. Healthful cuiriosity-.
has gone down and found the tracks of the
eternal God in the polyptand the starfish.
under the sea and the majesty of the great
Jehovah encamped under the gorgeous cur
tains of the dahlia. It has studied the spots;
on the sun, and the larva in a beech leaf,
and the light under a firefly's wing, and the
terrible eye glance of a condor pitching front
Chimborazo. It has studied the myriads of
animalcula that make up the phosphore
scence in a ship's wake, and the mighty
maze of suns and spheres and constellations
and galaxies that blaze on in the march of
God- Healthful curiosity has stoo-l by the
inventor until forces that were hidden for
ages came to wheels, and levers and shafts
and shuttles-forces that fly the air, or swim
the sea, or cleave the mountain until the
earthjars and roars and rings and crackles
and booms with strange mechanism, and'
ships with nostrils of hot steam and yokes of
fire draw the continents together.
I say nothing against healthful curiosity.
May it have other Leyden jars, and other
electric batteries, and other voltaic piles, and
other magnifying glasses, with which to storm
the barred castles of the natural world until
it shall surrender its last secret. We thank
God for the geological curiosity of Professor
Hitchcock, and the mechanical curiosity of
Liebig, and the zoological curiosity ofCuvier,
and the inventive curiosity of Edison, but
we must admit that unheathful and irregular
inquisitiveness has rushed thousands and
tens of thousands into ruin.
Eve just tasted the fruit. She was curt
ous to find out how it tasted, and that curi
osity blasted her and blasted all nations. So
there are clergymen in this day, inspired by
unhealthful inquisitiveness, who have tried
to look through the keyhole of Gods mys
teries that were barred and bolted from all
human inspection-and they have wrenched
their whole moral nature out of ioint hv try
ing to pluck fruit from bran'ches beyo:d
their reach, or have come out on li'ud~s of the
tree from which they tumbled into ruin with
out remedy. A thousand trees of religious
knowledge from wich we may eat and get
advantage, but from certain trees of mystery
how many have plucked their ruin. Dec
tion, free agency, trinity, resurrection-in
the discussion of these subjects hundreds
and thousands of people ruin the soul.
There are men who actually have been kept.
eut of the kingdom of heaven because they
could not understand who Melchisedec was
Oh, how many have been destroyed by
an unhealthful in'uisitiveness: It is seen
-in all directions. There are those who standI
with the eye stare and mouth gap-. of'curio
ty. They are the first to hear a faehood,
build it another story high and tw'j wince V
it. About other people's app arel, ahc
other people's business, about vth. peor'
financial condition, about other- reles
fairs, they are overanx'ius. E-ver
piece of gossip stop's at thei do- r and I
fatten and luxuriate in the end s rou:1e
the great world of tiule tattie. TPy ~
vite and sumptuously entertain att'e:r e
Colonel Twaddle and Sauire Chite.
Governor Smalltalk. l hocver Latha:i.
nuendo, whoever hath a scandal, wh .v.
hath a valuable secret, let himu comean
rifice it to this goddess of splatter. T s
ands of Adams and Eves do nothin' but e
fruit that does not belong to them, mien ut
well known as mathematicians failitig in thi
computation of moral algebra-good sense
n through euri
. e rel:m of French
feel the:,.. 'hey
. e to far it re:il
he.e i b lce : whl
V. ~ ~ "V (':. ., .ri, Zh n z I.
nes ;allneasdeuae lreuae1
ti u -ject also ire h
:at that fruits that are swe.'et t, : :t
nay atterward p roduce.. ret a"y 3.'
biddeL frut for .ve wias l'- ca: ' .he in
vited het hu.and 1lo to tk ;: - . 1'"
her baniment '.m pr'ie an
v'ers. ot sorrow and wretcheiuesC's a"
w.,ee raid :',r the luxur-. : ":a .
verr sweet alt .tstart. and it miay rcl 1ri~ ' i'-tewlt.Tecinu
reat w retcheC lues i aftwrd Thle cut o'f
is sp k i t the top. but tere det:
at thle 10t'.< . lae ia t h::i gr''st t
i:ar ti"tn r awhile. and it Ep. the
hio(] ..:::d it maly es a1 t:.an see -ve :tryt"
whieret -'th1r. can se' only once tar. anud it
:nakes the poor nau rich, uii tures chi eks
wCi are wi:e reti as re-es Lit what
utle dreans f'. :e after, when he
seem:7. ..i - rom g t het-igts or is pros
trated ,y C: er fat'nci disasters and the
a - on the forehead-thet
nli' ie of e'erlastigi darkness--and he
Sod under the horrible hoof of night
Sares shriekiing with lips that crackle with
u. suii tortre: "ijfoice Oi you ng
in thy youth. and let thy heart cheer
thee in the :vs i. thy youti: But know
,thou that fer all these t ings God will bring
t int jget ' leet at the start,
lorribl a the list. Go into that hall of
revelr. where ungoiy mirth staggers and
blast.e Listen to the senseless gabble.
te 'lelast trace of intelligence dashed out
from :a;es made in God's own image. 1Aha,
aha:'' says the roistering 'nebriae. "This
is joy for you. Fill high jour cup, tuy
bovs. I drink to my wifes misery, and my
children's rags, and my God's defiance."
And he knows not that a fiend stirs the gob
let in his hand and that adders uncoil from
the dregs and thrust their forked tongues
hissing through the froth on the rim. The
Philistines jeered and laughed and shouted
at Samson. Oh. they wanted him to make
sport for them, and he made sport for them:
How bright and gay was the scene for a lit
tle while: After awhile the giant puts one
hand against this pillar and the other hand
against that pillar anl bows bimself, and
3,A00t merrymakers are mashed like grapes
in a winepress. Sin rapturous at the start,
awful at the last.
That one Edenic transgression did not
seem to be much, but it struck a blow which
to this day makes the earth stagger. To
rind out the consequences of that one sin
you would have to compel the world to
throw open all its prison doors and display
the crime, and throw open all its hospitals
and display the disease, and throw open all
the insane asylums and show the wretched
ness, and open all the sepulchers and show
the lea'd, and open all the doors of the lost
wor'l and show the damned. That one
Edenic transgression stretched chords of
misery across the heart of the world and
struck them with dolorous wailing, and it
has seated .the plagues upon the air. and
the shipwrecks upon the tempest, and fas
tened, ike a leech, famine to the heart of
the sick and dying nations. Beautiful at the
start, horrible at the last. Oh. how many
have experienced it:
Are there here those who are votaries of
pleasure: Let me warn you, my brother.
Your pleasure boat is far from shore, and
your summer day is ending roughly, for
the winds and the waves are loud voiced,
and the overcoming clouds are all awrithe
ana agleem with terror. You are past the
Narrows, and almost outside the Hook, and
if the Atlantic take thee, frail mortal, thou
shalt never get to shore again. Pot back;
row swiftly. swifter, swifter: Jesus from
the shore casteth a rope. Clasp it quickly.
now or never. Oh, are there not some of
you who are freighting all your loves and
joys and hopes upon a vessel which
shall never reach the port of heaven'.
Thou nearest the breakers. One heave
upon the rocks. Oh. what aa awful crash
was that: Another lunge may crush thee
beneath the spars or grind thy bones to
owder amid the torn timbers. Overboard
for your life, overboard: Trust not that
loose plank nor attempt the wave, but quick
ly clasp the feet of Jesus walking on the
watery pavement, shouting until he hear
thee, "Lord, save me or I perish:" Sin
beautiful at the start-oh, how sad, how is
tressful, at the last: The ground over
which it leads von is hollow. The fruit it
offers to your taste is poison. The promise
it makes to you is a lie. Over that ungodly
banquet the keen sword of God's jutdgment
hangs, and there are omnious hand writings
on the walls.
Observe also in t!!is subject how repell
ing sin is when appended to great attract
iveness. Since Eve's death there has been
no such perfection of womanhood. You
could not suggest an attractiveness to the
body or suggest any retinement to the
manner. You could add no gracefulness to
the gait, no lustre to the eye, no sweetness
to the voice. A perfect God made her a per
fet woman, to be the conmpan-on of a per
fet man in a perfect home, and her entire
nature vibrated in accord with the beauty
and song of paradise. But she rebelled
against God's government, and with the
same hand with which she plucked the fruit
she launched .ipon the world the crime, the
wars. the tumults that have set the utniverse
A terrible offset to all her attractivenese.
We are not surprised when we find men and
women naturally vulgar going into trans
gression. We expect that people who live in
the ditch shall have the manners of the
ditch, but how shocking when we find gin
appended to superior education and to the
reinements of social life: The taccotmplish
ments of MIary. queen of Scotts, make her
patronage of Darnley, the profligate, the
more appalling. The genius of Catherine
II of Russia only sets forth in more power.
ful contrast her unappeasable ambition. The
translations from the Greek and the Latin
by Elizabeth and her wonderful qualifica
tions for a queen make the more disgusting
her capriiousness of affection and her hot
ness of temper. The greatrness of Byron's
mind makes the more alarming Byron's sen
Let no one think that reninement of man
ner' or ex: uisteness ot taste or superioriny
of education can in any wise apologize for ill
temper, for an oppressive spirit, for unkind
ness. for any kind of si". Disobedience God
ward and tran-gression manward can give
no excuse. Ac,:cmplishment heaven high is
no apology for vice hell deep.
31y subject also impeses me with the re
al influence of wonman. When I see Eve
with this powerful in tuence over Adam and
over the generations that haie fe:!owed, it
sugests to me the great power all womnen
have for good or for evi. I have no sympra
hy, "or have you, with thec hollow tiatteries
showered upon womaztn from the plattorm
anite cg. They meana notning: they
are- a"cepted" :s nothitig. Wtoman's noimy
con'i ' in he e'xec of a Cnitianx intia
ncadwen i ee this po'werf'ui in:Inence
oEv pn her hu,:odj and upon --h
who.'e human i-ace 1 unake at' ::s mini t h:t
the frail arm er woan en tieabo
which will r"-oundt thrug 'al ter"-"i:y
down among the dugeons or "p amiong tie
Of~ cour:-c I a" nti sp".n of rep resent
atie womernro: 've, who ru e the race
byv one truit pickig of ael 'h rove a
spike through the nea I fierhew
rio: of Esther, who o-'er*cam ea~:o
Abiail, who stopped . e-tb er w
beautiful prowea;. of 1ay who. nured the
me oirli her -rand,n ItM:o
n urold tne t ren of fgve
a'y courage. I -rpek ." o
tigueand orrowby hr ow a'''aty and
'i:rtin the litc-le ie on th i ath t. :he cA
lestial (i y, ::1the ters y7 t beir 7 tle.
ine - t m rt i'II tIl:'t i.he 'i in G o~ 'rl.l
Tlo r lii . ::.. : l we M w1. - t . . lr .. .
ist : t'th hoti: have c ..'. t : i0.
year. The jont deat of. -l the Calboun
'I :..rrct -!rev! o "e. i r
ar t d reto lieysci eties took G ,i
place it Tuesa nigt. The" debatwas
"Rsolved. Tht a rta'iv.
W'iN;'IrG ~ ~ UP A-WFO
shudvten acrin to tewihe. o
Thi cosiu xerc." s at - oiv-R.
weve- L.a Dintzer, Jiennngsr th
Oyen. The omitdbtee of judes Mr.ou
W. Gde Pres. W.fr s.Rees andoE
Newma Teded the debate n faor
oeteed Trat e rp.setati
theuscciet dcloms tothe eiors an
ho caofi erins at Wpprord
wer T. . Laier enrningato won
ther. The jomtd ee of the Cal-.
i RevsT. D. Brat sone. s took
Nlace aetde ctlohe debate a:or
ong. there wrat aeih e ndatves
sthe dere apofa. to the sheos on
spees tier. aader:ie
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Et G.b Rev. O. raRnger- he
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T. . .ayso, Orangeburg-"The
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Nineteenth Centurv Ige-e ake
M. L. Mithoc, Sparanbur-"oure
Ithe Cort of App.eal
W. H. Cton, Jrbe hersyn
R. T. Truesa, New Hanv-To Co.
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bers ofduthe ooed Ceyia
chrch oftiSt.M. Truesdalaoer Co.
N. COungintr and Chmatin fh
Thel serving eseclredxcrethreno
dr. P Hi. Stoll took, besides his A.
B. Degree, also an A. M. decree. A.
bor as coertind poen Mnr.eJ
Drc. Carise delired Dte ofpLaw
hw onfaee onmev.emen. occa
wsThe alianatn df enuSpifng
bentof io the loga resbtean
fuelytsril' thspeecohre rthent
don haiff cilleg cosepend ih lhe
biorouas ceanuag not bechen unaxas
statedmni. oe. ewn fe
truwttoonake onm commelncembut occa
nove mtliors band o Glennping
said:meIceme it. pa o h
fogttenr ll man-the taxpayerea.I
Soentor Millas specr thoe fromnanoe
poncket tarfils wasus oe rised.
virouhs labag or whichswea Tas n
nttso thsa coldtrinbutio ithb
tnyhveeths som right begnn
head inth counir tosef the to
whgtenhi man-eryitob takern by
pocts thleisationm raisnoe adseds
ngttivs consideration isWhto re
takenrghe Buhinavan someihttob
plutarc in thonis cofnty. nation
why en the potery iso eanby
ainaoisatre ain te anited
Staibted aong menl ho thae pnth
fngoners ofon hadfore 1860.a he
poicies Bundieaupesad byothe
plusterac in this country. Rel
tbed. skThe nothe idolny refus man
Setae You cnoleont temn that
finers pople shand bore outhei lihe
poice aondo mehihe adossed bye the
cenaati admistrations oe the
maonts ihins, conrdy aRepubli
cantroliisyefeed thuand folattenedrt
be proet adisln demnd tham
otersecopl sall oro ther lite
fro tornstor wire passed ove thee
bris.a Four of the reruins, bof pLs
fsroedChands ofr dlars'n othd
F potery wreshedhy inju-d
nse o whrnm, the farm ofprite
dent wil pronsbl deekine dare:
Sylmte strmBaer es O'Brie n the
bri.Nourofth Mcnzes Lbao, puals
one ofil hom, the nstitution.te
In dist u:sir g the taruffbillon Thurs
day 8erator Tilinan said he was one
of the Democrats voting for a duty on
aw cotton. He avowed that he
wanted. the bill loaded as heavily as
oossibe, so as to disgust the people
nd make them "tturn the Republicans
out - It his Democratic associates
coud get any consolation by twittig
iim for votin for his section in this
"geeral game of grab," well and
good. As to the Republican Se:ators.
he warned them that no tariff bil
wold brirng prcsnerity which ga'-e
omI 'yma~tos ties to the manufac
!arers out of p. e. c.of the people.
John Bronie, writ:e, we l-illed.
i a runar'ay acciderst Wecdnesday
ceing and his com;paniou W.d
A'.inson, mnjured so s:-r.cl thati
sey were atgachts e- ine sanur -v
partent ar-d Were dri]; a :ry
waocn. A wheel was k.ek' of ie
wacoa and mn~ee eme. '-o'n on
his head. At-.nsou e. as more, fot
nate. but the heavy wagon, goin at
terride speed, passed over hi-. oudy.
fracturing several ribs anid iniictinig
MO'NTO GIVE MEDICINE
To H~or =r,oat:le and twine-Pitls.
,^-r= a ' is to b' dre-ched pit
on a iIr ' s'' b;nd o; which is
w~ a To do -)7hie rme;ath to be
c .- : to ' -.t ex;- te t. Niv tke
e-c t .cr. pai it into the mouth.
er the uppr jaw a:d by these
s elvato t-he head of the animal
to prevent the medicine
uning out while being poufred
i-'to the r'o.uh. Give the medicine
car a never trroih the nose,
as n iF tien liable to flw into the
.;id pipeof the horse, thus ofteu kill
'nz it. hcu.c d :he horse refuse to
Ss 0vao-r, a great deal of patience isre
qi. -d to dr-ench him trcoer v; never
rik er rub the throat or pull oat the
tongue. as such precedirgs have a
tendency to produce a ccuen. wYich
means that the atnial will spit out
the med:cine scu is h him to swallow.
Animals which are stubboin and will
not swallow, are often induced to do
so by stroiking the palate right behind
the upper front t in order to give
the borse a pill or, as it is termed, a
ball. draw the tongue out gatly with
t he lefi hand and with the other hand
hold the pill by bringing the fingers
together to a poit. Then let the
hand with the piilglid teackly along
the roof of the mouth uu l ne: riy half
the arm is in the mouth cf the horse,
dr-op the pill, withdraw the hand. and
row only re'ease the torguie. If this
is done properly, the nand in the
mouth is not in danger of injury.
Medicine. which is irritating. such as
bluestone, must not be given as a now
der because it is liable to cau'.erize the
delicate parts of the digestive pasages.
Cows are drenched by holding their
horns and grabbing with index finger
and thumb the wall which Civides the
nasal passages (,he same place in
which bulls are riged). Cows rarely
are given pills as they arc so easily
drenched. The contrary is true of the
hog, hence drenching is always con
nected with difficulties and danger.
If the hog must be drenched, run it
with the hind quarters into a corner,
place a noose into the mouth and over
the upper jaw. in the same manner as
recommended for the horse, and most
carefully give the drench. Should the
:o, begin to cough (this also refers to
the hcrse and cow) immediately stop
giving the medicine and let the hand
come down. Since the drenching of
the hog is so disagreeable, medicines
are generally given in the shape of
powders mixed in the food.
W. E. A. WYm , V. S.
Clemson College, S. C.
Mnrdered For His Money.
C. D. Collins, a wealthy Tennessee
an, was lured to his probable death
Tuesday night by a man he had
known since boyhood, and with whom
he had been on terms of intimate
friendship for six years. His assail
ant is Martin Easley of Memphis,
'Penn., whose father, Colonel Enoch
Easley, was one of the most promi
nent mine ownerb and planters of the
south. Ensley induced his compan
ion to visit Meramec Height, a sum
mer resort 15 mile from St. Louis.
On the plea of illness he led him to a
clump of bushes abount 75 yards from
the hotel. There, stepping behind his
victim, be dealt him blow after blow
on the head with a hammer be had
purchased preaumably for the pur
pose of committing the murder.
When the pounding had reduced Col
lins to a state of irnsensibility, EasleyF
stooped over the prostrate b,:dy and
tcre from a vest pecket a roll of billsF
that amounted to $,000. He started
up the hill and passed the money to
an accomplice, w ho is helieve:: to have
escapeaj on a r' olky car. Tre would
be murderer ran down the path lead
ing to the Meramece river. T wo men
saw the assault and the robbery and,
witnessed the transfer of the mcnev
and the escane of the princinal and
his accomplice. Charles Felter, a
baker employed at the inn, and a
gardner who had been engaged about
the grotrnds a fortnight, were the wit
nesses. They ran to the hotel and
notitied the night watchman and told
him the s-.orv. Collins was removed
to Kirk too'd, where a physician
dressed his wounds Ensley when
arres ted protested his innocence, claim
ing that he, too had been assaulted.
This occurred about midnight. At 2
o'clock this morning two deputy sher
iffs from Cla vton, the county seat, ar
rived at Meramec Heights. They
ses ched the grounds for a weapon ar d
d iscover d a r.e v hammer covered with
blood. On Ecsley was found $600O,
which was supposed to be part of the
stolen money. At daybreak Ensley
was driven over to Kirkwood and
identitled by Collins as his assailant.
A Close C:-11.
The Denmark Times says Mr. Chas.
MGeiver had an adventure with a
monster rattlesnake one day last day
that he will remember till the day of
death. He was at wo-rk on Senator
Ma el' place near Denmark when
hdiscovered the snake, which was
coiled ready to strike. In au endear
or to kill the reptile, the fence rail
which he had used as a weapon broke
short c-if, and the rattler leaped at its
human enemy and fas'ened its fangs
in the cloth of Mr. McGeiver's right
Trousers leg. Being thus desperately
menaced Mr. McGeiver seized the
snake around the neck with both
hands arti tried to fiirg it from him.
The fangs of the reptile were so se
curely faster:ed in the cloth of his
trousers, however, that be could not
break its hold. In his left hand pook
et v'as his jWck-tni', aud releasing
his grio upon the snike with his left
hand Mr. Mc~eirtr fide:.l out the
wapon, opened- t~ heCCd with hs
te-tn. atdc, usiag his left hand, sue
ceeded' i-a overing the sr-ke's 'e-ad
from its body. Its fangs were so firm
ly imbadded in the trousers, however,
ttiat it was rnecessarv to cut out a piece
at the clot~h. 'he ser pent was a mou
ter, measiring over five feet in
erqtii, an,: spar~ing ninete'-n rattles
and a buttcn, which, toget-her with
the skin of the reotile, Mr. McGeiver
will preserve as trophies of his adven
wha%' the Mittr With~ Hainna"
TheAndersonAvocate sas ti-m
m anujcturers of Ne Enalad are
making na'an "men's for q-ute anI
ex~es~vesumdown du-ring the sum
mer and t -at te lar-ge dividends
which some ot themn have bhen pay
ing were ta'en frmearnioos previo.us
t1--3. We have a faint recalection
t -a itwsMj 1ciney who stod
on :ils front 1.orch a ast su mmer a'~
prcraimed : at if elected ". wouldI
openr the ni.-s to Jaor. And anothe
s o- of his becamue a campei era
" oen- ;b o2- r -h'r ther- tte wtin!s
Lef t - -u: i '1 Ie co C -'D .
-as wee or a- aistms e
gructi-eca ---ru n ear" ig ino -its
'ra-t. "4ss c' ou vyado e a
-u eC:C 2 re antro--'" '- e and res ters
evra"- 'e eC at wt' they --an plant
r -ow ar e 0 o ha:. could bje found
art thte sutrroundirng woc us the day af
:e? t.- storm,"so says the Abbeyille
Trc a All A.lk-.
Toe Was 'ington Times says; thep
Rf publican leaders have quite ceased
to mke tun if Mr. David Labin :nd
his is.rmers' ^^ nty rroposition.
They? hav di1scovered vjhh someth1. in
s-uch rs r'b:ing Ari that. af'er a
(ltt. pl-Sient pOcatda Conduct
td amon the tirrcuJturai class 'or
sevral years. Mr L'i in has ia:ureg
rated the farming communitis with
his ideas in a way that does not prom
ise comfort for thcse patriots who are
ever rallying the dear people around
the flag of protCction-protec ion,
however, btir limited to the trus's
and monopolies. Nom, Mr. David
Lubia takes the ground that "protec
tion" is exactly v, hat the farmr-s, as
well as cther interetts, want. He be
lierea i'n protecting manu'acturers,
baut only o- condition that nthrrs are
ac'orded a like benefit. He argues,
and unanswerably from any Republi
can s:andpcint, tesat if the whole coun
try ougnt to be taxed for the profit of
trusts and monopolies, it would be
perfectly fair that the whole country
should be taxed to pay a bounty to
farmers on all the grain they might
be able to export. Protection which
protects everybody, themselves ex
cepted, compels the farmers to pay
higher prices fhr everything they
buy. The logic is simple. They feel
that they ought to have either a liber
al bounty or free trade. Any ancient
thing v.iil do for Mr. Lubin'sfarmers,
as ina as they are placed on an even
keel with all other people. At last
the Administration people, the tariff
tinkers and such like, have waked up
to the fact that this logical pplication
of the pure gospel of Chiuese wall
tarid has run like a cry of fire through
a small village, all over the agricul
tural regions of the Union. Of course,
they are not in a position to meet it,
or to pay any present attention to it.
They have all they can do to settle
their tariff, currency and pooling-bill
campaign debts, with their contribu
tory creditors. But they do know
that the movement means something
like a million Democratic votes at the
ensuing elections, and the thougt is
not conducive to hilarity nor yet to
A Death Dealing Cycc'.e.
A cyclone swept over the villages
of Berzones and Colombes, France,
near Paris, Friday afternoon. Houses
collapsed, trees were tern up, t le
grzpb wires broken, several people in
jured and much general damage was
done. At the time the cyclone struck
Asnieres a fair was in progress.
Everything was literally demolisned.
Two hundred trees were uprooted.
The roof of Coignet's fireworks facto
ry was blown off; a tall chimney was
blown down and the boiler exploded,
killing several persons and injuring
fifteen. It is reported that five persons
were k lied in a cafe. In every direc
tion houses and other buildings were
more or less seriously damaged. It is
estimated that throughout the district
over which the cyclone moved at least
twenty persons were killed and nine
ty injured. The whole garrison at
Curbevoie, about five miles northwest
of Paris, went at a double quick pace
to Asnieres after the disaster, where
the scene is now one of widespread
and appalling desolation. Every
booth van and merry-go-round in the
fair was smashed and the circular
railway was ruined. in the distance
the cyclone presented the appearance
of a cloud of smoke going from the
Southwest to northeast. Roofs were
son flying in the air like kites. A
Mfaypole, fifteen yards long, was car
ried over the tops of houses contigu
ous to the fair grounds. Ate bular~ces
are now' searching for the dead and
wounded. Tne people are complet-dy
dtzed, and women and cadidren can
be seen sitting weeipng upon the door
steps. ________ ___
Just a Common Liar.
"Old B " says some years ago 'n a
Carolina town a crazy man was
brought before an examining board to
settle ihe ques tion as to whether or not
he should be sent to the asylum in Co
Jumbia. After the doctor got through
with his examination, one of the com
mittee, an oXd farmer, said:
"My friend, did you ever borrow
any hags or j ins?.'
*-Ys, lots of! thet:m."
"Did you ever borrow your neigh
"Yes, many a time"
"-Wejl, now, what became of the
jigs, bags and newspapers?"
"Why, I carried them all back."
The old farmer gave a blow almost
as loud as a steam whistle, and said:
"-Ge ntlemen, te's no lunatic ! Just
simply a common liar, and all the
asy lums in the world won't cure him
of' ling "______
A Negro Euns Amuck.
The news comes of the murder of
five negroes in the extreme north west
ern part of Kemper county, Ala. A
negro named Sibley, while drunk, got
a gun and started out to kill every
person he met; the first he came across
napperned to be five negroes, three
women and two childreu. He shot
them down. He also shot at six other
negroes who narrowly escaped. As
soon as the bloody work of Sibley was
discovered a mob was organiz-:d to
lynch the murderer. Sibley took to
the woods carrying his gun with him.
At last accounts the mob had surroun
ded him and a bloody fight was imnmi
nent. Wora comes from Dekalo that
the sheriff of Kemnper county had
gone to the scene with a large posse.
A Moi.ster ouban Petition.
In the area in front of the speaker's
rostrum when the house met Monday
was a nonster petition appealing to
congress to recoguize the Cuban in
surzents as belligerents. It coc tamed
over 6,000U.U00 signatures. The p-ti
ion was wound about the imb ofa
wh el framed so as to allow it t. frce
lv revolve. It had breen in ciret;ation
tfrogaout the Uidled aa~ for
about six morths and was sa to
Connressman Suzer of Nov York fur
re sontation to Congress by Franz
',:ier, a resident of his dintrict.
Without transacting any business thle
house ad journed until Thursday.
t:--Int to the EnAd.
P-arick. Honcheont the wtal hiest
r~- n urt ern Irha-a, di-d
e, of ~ L. v ws no'wn wide'
V r 'i eccenrctie . Helved
une ao a-eroof for inirt; ye~are.
t'1e sileeC unbrokten. Hie was one of
tefounjers of the town of Lacr~osse,
al His~ fortune is esumated at
,ne onl1y appuicant.
Proessor Newman, who is one of
thefomet agricultuiral authori!!s
n 'ric cory and wh~o was prof- sg-r
of agic ulture a't Clemson for sev-eralI
yers iL- aprue-ut ')r th peid:
ct, vi lU(. L B. CtJ.. ha r
moie~ horo ughlycs hi ofor ce pos
aren h tlos ms ea e r t he se:
le at d yic poets of r1. icauri
The o j i::inal~ pak tge deitson oes
,ay in 18 7. snowing that the iatr
"xceeded the former oy 1,e>u cases of
wiskey and over a hundred barrels |
of hem. 1
And the Coufederate Captain Riddle Was
Releasel From 'rison.
A K.ntucky contributor -'nk to The
Yout h's Cmpiin a p! sing :meedut' of
Abrachain: Linl n. It Pis. ::ver efore
Let-n pallish, he ' :tye. :nd wvas re 'lvl
by L im from tts: te oth :- ::ray to th.: _tory,
who is shill livin" in' K-: uucky. It llus
trates once more the p"-niai. friendly ter
per of the reat war presidnt. )uri: n- the
p~reshlent!ial campa iren of 10. when Gn
erad Wi;lli:Imu Henry Harrison wats the WVhig
candidate, Lincoln, th n a you ne mm just
rising into pro:ninenet, am. }a'd an invi
tation to address an audi -nc-e in Union
county. Ky., at a Whig harbecue.
lie was met at a landing on the Ohio
river about ten miles from the place of the
barbiece by a cunttittee headed by Cap
tain George W. Riddle and was escorted to
l the meeting seat''d in a spring wagon by
the side of C:iptnin Riddle, the driver.
On the road 31r. Lincoln entertained the
committee with several anmusin anee
dotes and on arrivin at his des: ination
delivered an able and eloquent addres
probably the only address that he ever de
livered in his native state.
After the speaking Captain Riddle, who
commanded a military company, fired a
salute in honor of the orator of the day.
but the cannon, an old six pounder, was
overcharged and exploded, though with
out any serious results. Captain Riddle
raised a subscription to pay Mr. Lincoln':
expenses, contributing liberally himself,
and then escorted hiln back to the river.
Time future president was much pleased
with his visit and so expressed himself.
Many years passed. Mr. Lincoln was
elected chief magistrate of the nation, and
the civil war broke out. Captain Riddle
took sides with the south and having cx
pressed his opinions rather bo>dly was ar
rested for treason and sent to Camp Chase,
a military prison.
"It was a dull and gloomy place for
me." said the old gentleman in relating
the story. "and after Ihad remained there
about ten days I got homesick and con
cluded I would remind my friend Lincoln
of bygone hours. So I wrote to him as fol
"M DEAR Mn. PREsIDENT-After present
ing my compliments to you I wish to remind
you that a good many years ago I had you in
tow at a Whig barbecue, near Motanfield, in
Union county. Ky. On tmat occasioc t tried to
treat you kindly, and even burst my cannon
in firing a salute in your honor. I hope you
have not forgotten it. Now, sir, you have me
in tow, and I am your prisoner here in Camp
Chase. I am lonesome ard homesick and want
to get back to my old wife. Picase let me go.
Yours truly, GEORGE W. RIDDLE."
When Mr. Lincoln received this letter,
he laughed heartily and at once wrote up
on the back of it: "Please let Captain
George W. Riddle go home. A. Lincoln."
Brice for Barmony.
Ex-Senator Brice. like a good many
other gold bug Demccrats, don't feel
comfortable as allies of the Republi
cans and wants to see harmony re
stored in the Democratic party, even
if they have to surrender their gold
bug views. It is reported that Mr.
Brice will go to Ohio in a short time
and enter upon an active campaign in
ihe interest of Demccratic harmony.
Bric's idea is that the gold and silver
men should get together i. the State
campaign, and make ccmmon cause
of the election of a silver man for
Govt rnor. To this end Brice will sup
port any silver man satisfactory to the
party at large. Se believes, accord
in to Ohliger, that the smaller ;action
should give in to the larger, and that
the gold men should therefore sacri
fice their preferences te secure party
success. He thinks there is a good
chance to elect a silver ticket in Ohio,
and proposes abat Demccrats shall
take advantage of it. Mr. Brice has
been in the West Indies, whither he
went to recuperate. His re-entry into
Ohio polit~ies as a harmonizer of fac
tion on a silver platform will create a
sensation among Backeye politicians.
The Inner Man.
In one of his recent addresses Bishop
Potter was speaking of the height to which
a man may rise in his profession or art.
He was talking to organists and said that
in order for the musician to play great
music his own life or Ideal of lifo must be
high. The man at the keys, he said, can
not get from the instrument better music
than he has in his own soul. "Some time
ago," said he, "I stood, in company with
an artistic friend, before the portrait of a
well known man. The exeration of the
picture was excellent, but we both agreed
that so:nething was wanting in the expres
sion of the face. The artist had not put
into the face on the canvas the soul of the
man he was portraying. My friend re
marked, 'The artist can put upon the can
vas only what he has in himself.' " The
Germans have made a proverb of Goethe's
famous line in "Hernmann and Dorothea,"
"What is not in man cannot be got out oi
him. "--New York Times.
Etnled On the Track.
Major J. M. Mayo, formerly of
Whittaker. N. C., but laly residing
at Ocala, Florida, while attempting to
'tross the tracks of the Northeastern
R ailroad in Florence Saturday morn
ing, was struck by the engine of train
78, the north bound express ar d was
so badly injured that he died about 12
o'ch ck. All possible medical atten
tion was given him but he never ral
lied from the shock. Major Mayo
came here on the Columbia train Sat
urday morning, on his way to his old
North Carolina home, and the train
on which he was going being some
what late, he went up town on a little
business, and was returning to the pat
senger station by way of Cohen's gro
Called to His Death.
Friday night at 10 o'clock Will
Franks of this county liviog abou'
eight miles from the town of Laurens,
went in co-opany with his fatber, to
toe douse of Mr. Mace Clark, a neigh
her and calliig him out shot, him five
times killing him instantly. Sheriff
Mc~ravy was notiid immediately
a:.d Franks and his father are both it
jai:l tnis me'r ung. Franks is a youmng
man of 25 years while Clar-k was prob
ably :35 or 41 years of age, a man 01
fa:nily and a prosperous farmer. The
killing is said to have been on account
of a slanderous report about young
Franks' mife eitculated by Clark.
The senatoral Race.
The Calambia l'uister names Sen
ator' McLaurin. Ex GoV. E':ans. Con
irtssaa Se- yarae Wilson, St-att
Senuator May iield, Solicitor Beliinger'.
M. L. Dmn..dson an~d Prcf. Marahant
as candidates for United Sttes Sena
To CLEAN STRAw HATS -Maske a
paste of pounded sulphur and cold wa
ter, wet the hat or bonnet, and c )ver
i: with past until you do not seeth
sr..iw; rub hard, hang the hat up L
dry. brush the sulpher ctf with a
rush, the strayv gets beautifully
elite. This method is easier than t&
alpaur bieschmag bo'x, and can b:
done very quickly.
TinE Cit cianatti Enoutrer thinks that
"there is ''ii a suspicion tat te
president. meant John Waname
-hen lhe iai-ued abJt pessmis ina a
Emalai phia s1peen, bu a :er
prosperrity to rett:-n an -'ms
-'-rad prevalenc&e-o har t-e
most giaring anr nt
spacheCs of Presient~ <" t.' 'ni a.
Secretary Geg~e bae o -te :n
in calling any ody else. a p-usi-nit.
They have substaily acknowl~edg
ed their failure to exorcise hard times
hy their romn ixm ainc"
?P. NQ'AUFIN IN THE SENAE
He V'-ry Ably D: bates the TatifT Wi1h
Stveral of Ha C llea;ues.
\Vhern the agrictt utlral sche d was
racied the re-v Senator c uld not
keep out cf the derate. Having been
a meuber of the House committee an
ways and means during the framing
of the bill, he knew both its sectioral
features and weak points. Senator
lhcon, of Georgia, offered an amend
ment placing a duty of 20 per cent. on
raw cotton. The debate very soon be
came interesting and quite embarrass
inz to the Recpublicanr cormmittee in
I charge of the bill. A k&eavy duty h..d
been liven to all the cereal pr.ducts
of the North and West, and when Seu
atcr Bscon ask.d for a simi'ar teat
tment f.r Southern1 cotton thee tvis a
gentral squirming. The proocsition
caught them at a disadva,,tate ,l
order to show that other cot tot tnaa
Egyptian was being import-d Mr. :c
I have here a dispatch from Mexico
that bears on this point. I should
I ke to give the .en tor from Georgia
the bene fit of it, and I ask the st creta
rv to read it.
The Presiding Officer. Without cb
,j etion, t e stcretary will read as re
The Secretary read as friows:
M1xro Ci-rr, May 14.
Mexico is now shipping cotton in certain
forms to the United States, thus reversing
what has heretofore been the rule. This is
particularly true of cotton waste, whien, at
present, is being bought in large quantities
by American firms. Tere are seventj cut
ton factories in the Republic, and the tutal
available amount of w te from them per
month is about 50,000 pounds, which is
handled here almost exclusively by one. Ile,
by the high rate of exchange at present pre
vailing, is shipping large consignments of
this commodity to the L'nited States Two
large lots, the first of 400,000 pounds and
the second of 700,000 pounds, have already
Furtner on he said: May I inter
rupt the Senator?
Mr. Chilton. Certainly.
Mr. McLaurin. Toere is an u lrid
long staple cotton, known as tne Al
len long staple, and if the ,Senator
will investigate he will find that the
importation ot Egyptian c-tton has
driven our upland country people out
of the production of that staple. That
has occurred in the upper part &f South
Carolina on account of this very im
purtation of Egyptian cotton. which
prevents the use of the Alien long sta
pie in connection with the sea island
and upland short staple.
Mr. AcL turin. Mr. President, the
Senator from Missouri made the state
ment that the Egyptian cotton
does not come into competition
with any American cotton. I deny
that statement. When the Egyptian
cotton was first imported into tnis
country, it was used as a substitute for
tong staple cotton in the making of
the finer thread. It is now used in the
cotton factories for mak.ng the cotton
warps in caeap woolen goods and to
that extent has supplanted upland cot
ton. As I said to the Senator from
Texas, we produce agrade of long-sta
pie upland cotton, and I defy any body
to distinguish between it and the
Egyptian cotton. It is almost exactly
the same grade, but owing to the dif
ference of expense in cultivation we
have been forced out of the production
of this cotton by tre importation of
the Egyptian cotton. I can myself
rememoer plantations where ten years
ago there were large quantities of the
apland long staple groivn which have
completely abandoned its production
in recent years.
Wnile tme brunt of the fight fell
upon Senator Bacon it was evident
jinat.Senator McLaurin had the entire
iuet cn trougnly in band, and had
tbennecessary cudhave given
the republican committee no end of
trouble, The surrender was complete
and cctton now stands on an equality
before the law with wheat.
The rice schedule was then taken
up and Senator McLaurio took the
lead. In a very fe w moments he had
trae attention of the Senate and was
giving out some va ua bleand convinc
ing information. He s:emed the only
one who really understood the sub
ject fully and the Republican
committee instantly took alarm.
Mr. McLaurin said the proposed
legislation in regard to rice involves
an important industry in South Caro
Jina, and I should like to understand
if it is proposed to the House rate.
Mr. Allison. The rates propcsed
are the rates of the other Ec use, ex
cept upon broken rice.
IMr. McLaurmn. What rate is pro
Ipose d on brcken ice?
Mr. Allison. One quarter of a cent
Mr. Mcbaurin. There is no change
in the classification?
Mr. Allison. No change in the class
ification and no change in the rate
except on broken rice.
Mr. Mchaurin. Mr. President, t.ere
is a matter cjnnected with the rica in
dustry of ntore importance even than
the rates of duty; 1. refer to the classi
tication under whicai the rice is im
ported. I send to the Clerk's desa
and ask to have read a letter on this
subject from an intelligent rice plant
er in South Carolina.
The Secretary read as follows:
McULELLANVI.LE, S. C , April 9, 1897.
DE:.u Sis: I learn frorn the papers that
the taritf hill has pa ssed the Hlouse andi is
now in the Senate. The bill is apparently
all right, but it wtll not stand a clo e exami
datonii. It appears on its -acc that tie rice
planters haive a protection of -.? ents per
pound. which, it true, would do ver well.
Cncleane.d rice, or r-ce witu tnt. outer
hull on. is duiabe at the rate of r et
ier pound. Och riecan be brushed or
polished by the mriters for one-eighth of a
cent per pound-. Y ou r-ee tht la- of rice
c-ould bet. plce .3on t- maure. . L dut of
1.cents per- taud. For ' ' ressou
:hIre wou. Ie no eieanerid rice imponed
srice itvwouh betm-r prfit le to iuort
Rough or p-uddy rice is dutie at-e
I-irthi of a cent p-er pomud Nw, to i.a
vrteho it wo'u wor- twthr this e t
rice, u nd- of -rugh riee i-. a bu-he
for l ' bUs- Th ,Ia~ n
r-m isatraeetu r i o a- ce - r: ai
at . rie t r. S y- e ro -.: ie en
bei ~. boreadt reiioeenre
T-hr cmal rite anc - lo n- n n .vr
ver low rtr- inedInfaeu .r
.iring rice can atord :o- pay - s
a- ith o who eat it- hreaec-u
- - -1ieth oclle t un.
-0-i one chs and the
r e ior in the other
- etraud andI help the
wido all --rcnfo
etmri youcan fr io
a. Y r truly. T.'
Mr. McLaur-nm. 1:s -- ~usuu e
Abso .*-%Iy Pure.
Celebrai'ed for its great leavening strength
and healthfulness. Assures the food against
alum and all forms of adulteration common
to the cheap brands.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
will direct tbe attention of the com
mittee in charge of the measure to
just one point connected with the
clas-ideation of rice. The two classi
ications of rice in a general way are
cleaned rice, fit for food consumption,
and rough rice, as it comes from the
Now, last year the imports of clean
ed rice were 41,915,000 pounds; of the
uncleaned, 22,748.000; of-the rough or
paddy rice, 15.894 pounds; of the rice
flour, meal, and broken rice, 63,894,
This statement is sufficient, it seems
to me, to conte.nn the present sistem
or clasriication. The intermediate
grades are the uncleaned, the meal
and broken rice, and the rough paddy
rice. Of the general classifications
there were 41,900,000 pounds imported,
while of the intermediate grades 91,
773,000 pounds came in from abroad,
end I venture the assertion that of
these intermediate grades a large pro
portion were, to say the least, irregu
lar and a fraud on the revenues of the
Government besides being an injuk
tice to the rice planters and millers of
I have here a book which gives the
testimony taken before the Ways and
Means Committee, containing the
statement of a prominent rice dealer
in New Orleans, Mr. Ernst. I shall
not consume the time of the Senate to
read it. Mr. Ernst stated that the
rice is broken up and crushed by for
eign exporters in order to take advan
tage of one present system of classifi
cation, at d to furnish to the brewers
of this country a cheap article out of
which I suppose they make beer and
palm it off as being made from hops,
or something of the sort. These facts
were well known. They were pre
sented to the Ways and Means Com
mittee of the House, and 1 doubt not
were presented to the committe on this
side who had charge of the reasare.
Then why, I ask, is, the present sys
tem of classiiication allowed to remain
in the biil? Are the brewers and
speculators of this country of more
inportance than its rice planters ane
millers? Must a legitimate line of
material production be sacrificed to
the interests of those two classes?
Mr. Gray. I should like to ask the
Senator from South Carolina what
would be the result on the revenue of
the cta~ige he proposes.
Mr. McLaurin. O a the revenue?
Mr. Gray. Yes. I presume this is
a revenue measure.
Mr. McLaurin. Yes sir, I should
think it Would produce more revenue,
because you wi:1 n.ie that wheie
there is tne leat importation, as in the.
r~ugh or paddy class, there is no
change made in the Hos rates. Of
course, if you made but two general
cassificauions, and pL c.d the rough
and bro~ken rice in one of these clasa-as
where the rate of duty is much higher,
here would be more revenue than is
now received under a lower rate of
duty and her ce the revenues of the
country would be correspondingly in
Mr. Gray. This is entirely a revenue
duty. Tnaat is the Senator's proposi
Mr. McLaurin. I am'nnot proposing
any duty at all. It is a cnange in
classiication to whicn I refer.
Mr. Gray. And a change in the
direc:ion of more revenue?
Mr. McLaurin. I am not trying to
avotd thle question. I will state that,
irrespective of revenue duty or any
thing else, the rice planters in tais
country have just as muca right as
any otner cLass of people in the c~un
try. That is my posiuon on that ques
Mr. Gray. There we agree.
Mr. McLturin. Now, if the Senator
wants to know my position, I will give
it to him.
Mr. tirav. I do not want it. I ask
he Senator.from South Carolina what
the effect will be upon the revenue.
I want to know.
Mr. McLaurin. I think the effec:
will be to increase the revenue.
Mr. Gray. So I really wainted to
know what effect it was going to have
on the revenue wih this enormuxs ad
Mr. McLturin. I think that it
vould really increase the rdeanes of
Mr. Jones of Arkansss. What is the
change in the classificaation whtca the
Senator from south Carolina pro Joses?
Mr. MecLaurin. Tae change I wvould
propose is, instead of four, to mak i
nly t wo general cl~usiic to is, andi
str:k-e out all of the iuternadiate
~raes and put all ries inaj the gen
Mr. Butler. i should like ;.o ask the
3nator frc~a South Car .noa if it is
not a fact that under a scnutdule ltme
.uis a great deal of ris will e als la
s oraken rice at a 1o v rate wnica
could comne in and pay nig aer duty if
:v-re not for tile lav c.i.Siacittaa
mf broken rice?
Mr. Mci.aurta. I thiuk thte Sena
tor from Nor-th Carolin is e~rrect.
Mr. Butler. Does not ttAt explain
sischi a'1 se nous muiount of
~roen rice cliasied as brokeL. rica, is
Mr. McLaurin. Yes, sir.
Mr. Butler. Lirger ta under
ny atbir scheduke, and caieil7 be
tse a great deal of it imnpor'd as
)roken r:ce was. Lot realiy oroken rice.
Me. MJcL vrin. Yes sir.
Mr. Batier. The ianport-rs take ad
atage of the very day oa broken
'ce to imnoort rice under that cassifica
u.It is jgst the same thing we
ae to conte with is trrurig to~ pro
et our mica iNrh via/ olina. UnD
*:er the ad valoremn d my ta-y bring in
aca under the iosest caitction,
or rather they undervlue it and get
i: i without v:ng ou h uty, and
t yeds very int~e revewn. In the
sime w.ay inev wai dodge the duty
vi .''S nave tae larga a.un~it
7 :: z'r.edI under thae 1i sest scie
-'*ugn tae etytI) ot Mcbiurin the
can coamtt-e we compel led
?-i rom its amnendments and go
va c2ded a viet'ry t or .ae Souta
unewhich rfidec s great cr:Oit on