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Democ,.uic Tex B-,k Shows
Fiaws in His P. cs
HE IS A WEAK E22T ER
The Presidm's shortc:rmings
Are Many ar d Hes Oppo
nents Are Usi-gThem
The iemcer.tic camtptieui toxt i:+"
has been issued. Tne fir-t j rt v t tr
voted to the Democra.i ar
1900, with that OF l". a' i
affirmation of the latter .t the Kar-s
City convention makes it " ir s
part of the la:f.rm of wt)
The notiniation !-veehs of Mr
Bryan and Mr. StevensCn are given in
their entirct, as is the c.rvention
speech of Hon. Jame l). iicha-dsen,
chairman of the .ati mrai conyVsuei n
The second part cntaiOs the 1 u
lican platform and a repi:w o the emn
vention speech cf Scratcr L dge, who
presided ove r the ,R ubican (onv"n
tion. As Mr Lod.: w p.ut wo a
as the chief pes a of ther ;:v
his speech is treatcd as the (-I is. j re
sentati)n of the i e:, envh e
Republican la.' srs irtrd to u e the
ECh'CZ c'F TIIE SPANISII VAR
Part 3states the origin of the war
with Spain and recalls : stubb"ro re
sistence made by Piesidect eKinloy
against intervetition in Cuba, ever af;
ter the Maine had been destroyed tna
the causes thereof made. -in- The
administration of the war d-;artnert
during the war with Spin is dramatte
ally set forth. "The disgraceful pros
titution of the commissary department
to the interests of the dealers in can
ned beef" is produced in a condensed
form from the testimony of the con
mission appointed by the President, a
trib-nal which was popularly under
stood to have been organized to acquit.
The testimony of General liks ansu of
numerous cfficers is presented to con
vict the administration of the charge
of permitting the business intcrts-s of
meat packers to outweigh the health
and comfort of the brave soldiers who
volunteered to fight the country's bat
Commissary General Eagan's foul
mouthed abuse of General Miles, for
which he was court-martiated and sen
tenced to dismissal from the army, is
also given. This is followed by Presi
dent McKinley's approval of the con
viction and reversal of the sentence.
Instead of exeee:irg the sentence of
dismissal, the president decorated Gen.
Eagan by relievicg him "ron all fur
ther service in the army, but permittd
him to draw full pay.
Attention is also given to the reck
less disregard of sanitation in the sev
eral camps of the army, more destue
tive to our soldiers taas Spauish bul
The Roosevelt atacek on the wzr de
partment and the "rounid robfio. 'sign
ed by all our higi' mailitary i. ffeers ic
Cuba, demanding wm:idravai of the
troops to a northern e'imte to save
them from utter destrue:ia b disas
is presented in full.
"THE PARAMCot-NT IssUE.
In compliance with the mundate of
the national convention auu oloi,
the example of the e'ar-diatee, anothe r
section is devoted :o imperialism as
the paramcunt issue under t he title of
"The Republic or the .En;ire?' "Toe
President's Philippine \Mr" is the
longest chapter in the 1.o'k. It charges
against the president gros n e palpaole
violations of the cons.it..ion and the
usurpation by him both of the trety
making power and the war mSeing
power. It shows from the rece:d that,
although Spanish sovereignity in the
Philippiues did not pass to the United
States until April 11, 18i'9, the presi
dent from December to Aprii road rough
shod over the constitution to force a
war upon the Filipinos in order to fore
stall congresss in the exercise of its
power both under the inaty and the
Gonstitution, to determine the civil and
political status of the Filipinos. The
war waged upon them by the pen is
treated as a usurpation by him of the
war-making power for the purpose o
transforming friendly aihits into zi
The possibility of a Reul.a ry
construction policy in the P'hilip;-ines~
and their division into tive States for
admission into the Union is clearly
presented. The president's approval of
the agreemaent with the Saltan of Sulu
is presented, in which he upholds sia
very and polygamy under the U'ited4
8tates flag. The report of the i~berty
congress of the anti imperialists is fol
lowed by a chapter giving rnueou
decisions of the supremze court whieu
clearly contradict the new Rep-ubican
doctrine that the constituricn is not the
supreme law in the tenitories. The
chapter on the cost of imperiali-um will
attract general attention.
ANGLO AMEEICAN ALLIANCE.
The British alliance is s bo 'n to ex
ist, and some of its work is recited
notably the surrender to Great Br'.tain
of our proper rights in the construction
of a canal through Nicaragua; the sur
render to Great Battsin of valuale
mining territory in Aia:-ka uncer the
buise of atemporary arangement; the
effort to screen the British fort ign otti
cers from the necessity of an apology
for the violation of United States maiis
in South Africa by a British offill
and finally the circulation through one
of the departments in Washington of
British political pamphlets to create
false impressions concerning the cause
of the Boers.
The stealings by United States Re
publican officials in Cuba occupy an
entire chapter. it deals with fa:'ts
from the records. The nullification oi
the constitution by the Puerto Rico
act is shown to be "imperialism av.
plied." Extracts from the proceeditlgs
of congressional committees expose the
visible control of congress by thei sugar
trust. Extracts from the proceeding's
of these committees show the presence
of Mr. Oxnard, chief lobby ist for ti e
sugar trust, agd his advice, which was
obeyed when the customs tari was
imposed on commerce between P-uerto
Rico and other ports of the Un ited
8tates. A parallei is drawn hetwceer the
Puerto Rico bill and the Bitiish colb
nial system, showir g that the Repu2:i
can party prefers the~ Batish colonial
system to the Republican termor al
system of the Ucited States.
THLE TRUtST s.
Part 5 treats of the uts giv;g a
list of those corpora iors a-u giveg
the remedies prop-o-sed by eaet. party.
it gives the revrd of tile'~ i t:
congress of the art -pat t t decn
that body relieguide sc~e over
the subject of the r'~ ice of aar plate
T: i<t did in th face of the
t ited Sates has been
-cmpelcd t.,'ay =4; a ton for plate
w* eirr s l" by the same truat
tt' e R eublican governm-" at?'Jil
to. }'hars is a chapter ou the dis
..na inn by the rsilroal iompani
in fa'r of th.C t!u ts, whieh ive"
them absolute conMtral of the pr:iees os
lls t e prtes ealt ii th<-m S
The slhip sub-iiy i'l fvr the ipf
buildieg trutst i" r. .ie d.
Part t; is dvt' - euC"ffa
tim fit h-- r--t c a. er is4 a 'c rai 0
.": K ir , t,"'., ' orf inter:aa
ti -"al mn ae
h tI' tc-L ' r: " r 1 n'iZ
by - l i-attln
lnnat: r i:' . sr: 3 11 i"ap. that
3! !L': n't for himet
;: r.a-ett by' a treaeh
V 1..:11" iimself( when
, ve oft c tintnaten!.
SQor Wico 4utes from the
eebes o' members of the Bri ish
nu -istry and these quotations demon
:rate .is fact. The interesting state
un is made that during MeKinleys
a-itninisttwion Secretary Galse has
cined ~>3, ii) 0,00 of "Sft\-centc.ip.d
d~llars," all ii which a jreperved by
the Sold stand:d aet as a legai tetder.
.\lr. Gate i aS just cprsicd great
fear that if Mr. h:- an is elcted he
would euae th.c >: tt O.) of dollars
to be pad ouI of te [r. asury as money.
A ana y-i. of thte Ad sta'iarl. D3
t:goal.hl ir , anti-grce euback fit,ar cial
ti "k tir.er mainly fr:-m the speech
of Seraar 'l:er, together ,ith Sena
atur Cadler'.s protest agist the
s:mn. iTt.e relalions of tle Stanatid
Oil I ational eity bank of New York
vith t-,, ira-urc de;partment and its
purchase of the old N.w York city cus
tonmhou:e are fully set forth. It is
shown that this hcalthy istitution is
an annex -f the treasury depar: m.t.
L: br organizatio:s and the treat
mteert they i-ave receevcd f;omi the two
grcat parties, respectively, for:u the
suitj-:et of important chapters The
ch apter on pension shows that not only
the pension acts in favor of the soldiers
h:ve been construed greatly to the dis
advantage of thousands of them, but
that the f resent commissioner persis
tetly disregards a new act passed ex
pressly to do away with such mi?scon
structions. O her minor subjects also
are dealt with.
The following data, issued by the
United States department of agricul
ture, covering a period of 29 years, have
been compiled from the weather bureau
recoris at Charlstan, in the month of
September, for 29 years.
TEMPERA IT RE.
Mean or normal temperature, 76 de
The warm;e.t month was that of 1881,
with an avtr3ge of So degrees.
The ce!&st month was that of 1S71,
with an average of 72 degrees.
The highest temp ratur-r was 95 de
gre es, on September 7, 899
The lo.vcst temperature was 49 de
g:e-'s on S ptember 25, 1987.
Aerage cate on whieh first "killing"
frost eceurr-d is autumn, Nov. 30
Average date on which last "'kiding '
frost occurred in spring, March 3
A versen for the month. 5 18 inches.
Avs rage n'ahers of days which .01
of an inu er nmore, it).
To groaest monthly precipitation
was '11 b9 inehes in l500
The least mioibly precipitation was
1 31 inches 1S87
The reatest anounit of pre eipitatio-n
int any '4* e seeu'ise hours was 7 (00
irTehes on Sepeaber 2dth and 27Th,
Averaie rnu:uher o-f eiear days. 10);
partly cloudy das 22 eleudy days, S
The r.revailire wirnds have been fcom
the northeast, 25i per cent.
TIhe hi~he~t vdocity of the wind was
2 mije f 1:rai the sruch on Se pte mbecr
29 1% L. N. ,Jesunoisky.
Local Foerms t Offleial.
Charleston, Aug 24 1900.
Dytng by Hundreds
A dispatch frem Charle~ton says the
unprecedented heat wave has plaved
deadly havoa with the poor Negroes
living on : he sea island& along the coast.
It ap;-ears that the Negroes have been
dying from fever, which is primarily
caued frem the heat and allowed to
thrive becau-e the sick cannot gct medi
a attention reqiuired in such csses.
This su:utuer there has been more
fever en the sea ilands than f-or some
years past, and this disease has b-en
ant torivin~g on by the hot and dry
weather. PeojIle who have been around
skrooms with fever patients can best
inngkze the cadtion of ti-e poor Ne
grs in the hovels who have to depend
on voaooo:m for relief and who have
to stay in a senous way wittout prop-er
attention and without ice. The island
Negroes have felt the bitterrass of it
all,~and they si-nply lie down and die
when the fever strikes them. in some
of the huts it has been told here that a
whole fermily wouldl be ill at a time, and
that their only attention would come
fr'n the neig.bors who were inclined
to letd assistauce The physicians in
these i~hrnd bigharhoda haveo done
thir bes-t to g ve relif to the Negroes,
andi pretty much a I of thi, has beca
charity. Et'en with charity physicians,
hL-vy-r, the -ufferers ha~ve not been
ered for as their corditions might de
omd. and with weird ahou ing and
cauttint ab.ut te have iaid dowa to
d'. with roth ing but -i voodoo do-ctor
t drive oi the ill Toe class of N
ros now r-oferi g fr--m the disease
brought on by the heat are the oneOs
who suffered most a fe-w years ago by
the terrible st-,r s which : ve pt up t ie
Kille d the Porter
Mr. Gold sire, a bagagemrster on ti.e
lant System road, Thursday night
shot and killed Jimu Croon, the Negro
porter on the train Ott which Mr. Gold
3 ir runs. The killing occurred on the
train between Tifton and Allony Ga.
Tere was only one eye witn-ss, Con
dicor Harrison, and he give-san ae
c~unt of the killing which makes Gold
wire's deed entirely jastitiable.
Three Skeletons Found
In raisint a hou-e forty years old at
Bl~l Center, a small towva in :he Kick
apoc valky, W isconsin, three sietons
wr fou d. They catus: b: account ec
.radthe Irev-.fin opitioD i- that
the skeletons are those o-f three persons
who were murdered a long time ago.
Od residents have slight remembrance
of the a~air.
H ERE' A ~ CiUAcE.-Now do-n't aII
he ia spek at o~c. The "Rish
atd Pi'ioseopher" of the Green boro
iierald Journal says: " We snow an
od widower that wants to marry -so bua
hat we~' thirk he will s~on have hydro
deba. He is about 76 years old,
ndo v-ied that he could waik
o0 r a rrin the dark and not know
i. i t~ e d ca d wants such a tman.
1TN~BESTY B USteIN .3 c
Some Facts Ab:.t It - ,
g ge i-mo~din :f( ?.,t ton of
. o k . - l the S tate,
1)) Li 1.' i . oz;. l XL
sh. re wer !: e'xamined the
: . e v:i, ho:uSs and in -
di ~r ar~amrbsi.
S e :at we have a rig t o -a
, medr:iog -131!g this line.
We h ei'Ce, With very true seu f
I eQ sCombth, tiat the 1: ierie et-gra
ph;s ard r adctr u-id in m r clo
.htou1. te written b 'U !? U. 1
ac.d womcn who Ca : j :ie- t r
liurattare, on"- hei!da ed :Ur
acorer:-phie.i :nva.*i ' ti d
tha :-.t th Univir-it: 1' !! P < - ''a
pan is Ih p'Ior la thiV ar
by Sol! bern :a n..:t a ertb- a
and it has lab.ored hognd. fai.ifull,
sOmleItimUes ali'it withcut 1oe. Gen -
e.ral Rot. 1 L-e as the origir.ator of
tie idea that o"'r Ce'ool hooks should
bo writ: n by u:hra ::; n. to pre
scere our hi t..r; and he, ft:ib e~dorse~i
th the rts of the niv'r.ity Phlish
in'g C omipany ,. aGroa
oth:er, in p E .dng :k for our Sou h
erl, cHr: n.
We bare no in se in ti seo
of this couty and S e. Ma 's
gcograpisi H Inlm.s' r- a;rs d H .c
:el':1' (1 ham er ) histor : an in
rveral courte. 'anOri fS a rties.
These bocds we beii:ve. r' ,iving
atisfaction There are r.one bt tcr,
that ac have seen, and e-e-.' n , use
of caning then: now, thereby upset
ting the work of tie scheois at.d csu:
ini the p-ophe Cedi.s- ekp. n-c with
the possibity cf s:tting inferior hocks.
They are by Souithtra fier tC' I
modore M.ury wna born in Virginia,
and wert ts school to .J 3iOW; Utey. Va
ti'rwards bishop. ~f liag;eh Sh:a s.
Tenn Th s "Pa.' fidr d f the ra"
great scient:-t. ineventr of thc weath' r
cearts, etc , is kr:.wt as the worhi's
greatest geographe. -e d one oc' .s
greatest berea :t..rs. le was a Coi
fed--ra e solier
Dr George F. I lcmes 5 pent
his boyhood and carly mnnlood in
Sou:h Caroliia. Ile graduated at
the South Carolina college. and, ne
have been told taught his f:st ;eboel
here at 3ennettavilc. He was for a
time a profcsaor in the University of
Georgia, and later presidem' of the Uni
versity of iisissi; pi For nearly for
ty lears, and at the time of his death
last 3 ear, be was profersr of E glish
and History in the Univrsity Of Vir
ginia. He was a Southern man and a
Prof. Ii E Chambers, author of
Hanaelfs Histories. was for a t-me a
professor in Tutane Univtrsity. Louis
iana, ar:d is now head matter f The
Boys High Schoi," of N -w Ola
He was nit old enough t g) i'to the
war but his father was a Confedcrate
Prof. Sandferd, au: :r of Sa--ford's
ariahn:ties and algebra, e-tab ishcd,
and tnai principal of a pr. par:'ory high
school in Greene notirty. G, ortit: and
when 31treer, the Bap .it Unicen it y,
wa eta ithed at Mac n. h: 'enm o,,
Pofesso~r of Mathematies int hat :nl't
1X Cias F VUnabli' rvxhor of
mc-, for somfe to e Prm. f s-~ 'a Mathe
in 1862 he w o tt o theb Corfederate
stru ee v ith :he frst r. mtar of hou' h
Car,.lin a It fantry. La:erlhew n~a'i-ed
to the rank of jelonel, and s eh:.'c'ef
of :e Terraii cal Etmneerng Corpn
on thec st of Gen' RA E L.I *-n whc
capcity ~' be -.e thoughteti~ t e war
Since tihe war, he ha- be e& i arPo
~ty of i'b ia. ie e ti lahe oray
Ano Iher South( C.rolnian ah0 b .:k
ae p-ublihed by c-he Uni .Vi- Pu
li-hir. Copy is the ace' LiA
-cor, D. -... L Gildr cv ,
~ti've of Cha le His '0 ks r
theC acho.ei' L -:.In ' ,ti /th
in John I1a. Ho tr Univ-ersity. Bi oe
He was a Confeder.e .ode 'Q'nd~( lo't
his, left leg in the servie.
At preet inth Su- ( #olina
olege iPrhoeso Ba' i a'he <
First Latin B-...ek, uuilersally acknol
edged as c-ne of the best beginer
o( ks on the' inrke and hirti~r
endorsed as ruch by the Prof.-.ors o!
the Univer-ities of Geo~rgia, N.rth ('ar
oina, Missis-ippi. ard others. An
other Latin bock (Oc'id,) by Professor
Anderson. of Willtamsto. S. C.. is re
eiving highest commenda ion by our
The comipany is own-d arile eintrn!!cd
by Southern men. Charlee L. Paton,
of Mississippi. is Ba-iness Manager
That valant soidier and si.tatomsn,
Gen. ~John B3. Gordon, of Gjeoraia, is
one of the Vtee-Presidents. Hs tame
is a guarantce <.f ra'r dealir"gadhn
-sty. fThe printing is da- in New
Orleans and Nihvi le. e xet that
which can be done bf by ou-i--s the
New Yo' k press, rut'h aseoe
Tfhe books fuliv rcpretern the pro
duts, scenery, brains and ebiI dr of
the South. TIhey are as we:1 made and
a cheap as any w e ha~ve ee The
coapany doe- not "eal in set;~ioai
They do not at. adoption1 on account of
outh ern au:L orship They rely on
intrinsic mit. bel hievi' th-at their
boks are the eqiual of! any in thi- c-un
try. They h'ave done were~ n-ba all
otIr agence omioied ' ~srea
protect our S.-uthern hist ..y and' iera
tue, and they desenIe or abtanl*ia;
We hone that none of the books no-w
in use in the -eboi- of this countv will
be changed, with the A'gle trertion
of the grammifars.
We w ill say in eat~eiusion that this
artice is not a paid advei tistnret. it
is the voluntary aorkt of rhe editor.
We have writ'en it to show thact we are
uinz Southern books in our schoeis
and to give due credi: to the aut!ors
and publishers who ht.ve labored faith
fuiy and longrt to rstke and perfect
the -ICitorial in Pee Dee Advcate.
Don't Want im.
Snator Stewairt. of Nevada, is an
other recent "convrt" to the Rl;>ubli
can csuse. The Boston Acierttiser
(rank R.?ublican)sas of his accesion:
Thre will be some cr tie3 e:uel e:nounh
to hin: that the whole thiner Ias be en
de-vised in the i)u'Iceratic intere-ts
The SU ieimx wouiti be un.fair Secna
tr Vtewart is pr obabl y honest in his
raons for boltirg B:yan. butt heu
only himself tohbrm for te fae that
the G. U. P., elepha SrUrtU'- tr
ror at his fond retain."
Let Them Come.
Thre comies a report frotm L wfou-d
land that icebergs of great size' an in
great quantity are in thle no.rth' seas
invig southward to he mted inth
glf stream and the northe- b r.:ezes
cooled by the bergs. are . aedi break
it e the backbone of the tfrrid wave in
th'e New E tland states. Thoug~h fa:
away these icebergt will -end u9 a sup
pl o -1 colns. -a it cnme pniciv
CH ARGED BOARDER EXTRA.
3ut the Landlady Found She Had
Overreached Hlerself Tal'
ing About It.
They were seated together in a car
f an incominag suburhana train the
>her noring, so near to The Saun
:erer that. he cocad not avoid hearing
.very word of the!r conver sation, re
at.s the Philadelphia Inquirer. The
fait. woman got. on the train two sta
i:ns ihead of the thin woman.
how do von do?" the latter
e::n. fuivel'.,as soon as she had
r into the seat alongs:de of the
for:\r. "Why. how do von do? So
id 'o se von. idn't k now I hat
r ted to take boarders since I saw
youu Iast, did you?"
1he fat. woman itadmittedJ her ig
noacae on thit. subject.
"Well. I have." continued the thin
woman. "l1ow do I like it? Well, it
has its drawbacks; lots of 'em."
"Yes, 1 suppose it. must have," as
ented the fat woma,. "Boarders who
crumble. boarders with big appetites
ad all that. sort. of thing."
".y. talking of boarders with big
appetites," rejoined the thin woman.
"ou ought to see the new boarder
I got yestelay. A young fellow, and
he seenmerd to have so much money I
Shared him two dollars more a week
than Can' of the other hoarders. But.,
s. Tie can certainly eat. Had break
fast at the house this morning. What
do you think of sending out. for chops
three times, hot. cakes twice. and cof
fee. why, he must. have swallowed fire
cups at. least. Then the potatoes he
ate were enough for three ordinary
men. I never dreamed there could
be so much food put. inside of such a
small man. Of course, it. made me
nervous all the time lie was eating.
\hy dhin't. I tell him he mustn't eat
so much? Why. I don't want to lose
him. don't. you understand? I'm mak
ing money off of him, all right, but
g'oIduess knows he carries off the
prize for big eating. Come out and
see him sonic time. It's worth your
while. I'll guarantee you."
"She'll be too late, madam," inter
posedb a young fellow who, sitting one
seat to the rear of the two women.
had remained unnoticed by them. "I
don't. believe I'll return to your house
any more. It doesn't exactly suit me,
anyway. The money I paid you in
advance. Including the two dollars
overcharge, will pay you well for the
trouble and expense I've put you to.
('rood-morning; I get off here."
It was fully five minutes after the
train pulled away from the station
before the woman spoke, and all she
"Well, who'd a-thought it?"
A Delicate and Refreshing Prepara
tion That Is Easily
Women of to-day are not as liable to
faint as their grandmothers were, be
cause they dress more sensibly and do
rot wear as tight dresses or as tight
shoes and gloves, but it is a nvise and
sensible precaution to keep fragrant
salts on hand. says the New York Trib
une. Any salt loses its strength in a
short time. he simple lavender salts
are the most desirable of all perfumed
salts. These are easily prepared at.
home. While por' are preparing a por
ton of these salts it is as easy to make
s"eral bottles or vinalerettes as one.
and the cost Is small. Procure half a
dozen small, clear glass bottles, with
close-cuit glass stoppers If you wish.
A pret ty stopper costs very little, pur
cased with the bottles by the half
douz'Inad adds considerable to the
value of the vinaigrette as a gift. It is
desirable that a vinaigrette be small.
so it may be easily carried ia the pocket.
V'inaigrettes are often very elablorate,
decorated with silver, gold and even
precious stones. htut a tiny bottle of
elair glass w.ith a pretty-stopper is al
w.v-ys in good taste and as useful as a
moreIL ornate one. To prepare the salt.
procurie from a trustw.orthy druggist
laf a pound of carbonate of ammonia
aid an ounce and a half of the best oil
of laivender. Crush the tw.o together
in a moert ar, or in any dish that will
mix the:m. Set the mixture in a large
bowl, which should be put in a pan of
warm water, covered and set In a mod
erte oven for about an hour. Stir the
mixture several times while it is heat
ing. It is not necessary for the ammo
nia to be ertushed fine. If it is in broken
lumps it lasts longer. Do not get In
tie foolish habit of using a vinaigrette
cont:iualy. C'ases of obstinate deaf
ness have been ascribed to this cause.
Tie salts are also said to have an inju
r':ius e'iet on the vocal chords as wveli
as on the auditory nerves w.hen used
continually. Even the odor of flowers.
notably the odor of violets, has been
known to cause a singer temporarily
10 lose her voice.
Lobster a In Newvberg.
Rlecipes for this dish have been given
by tihe score but there is always room
f r ano:ier if It is good and simple.
ilke the following: Cook together in
the do::h.e boiler of a chafinrg dish a
1a:1 ptnt of cream and the voikxs of
thxree e:::rs,~ ntil ther' tic Lken. Punt in
them the meat from one laxrge or two
small lobsters and when this is smok
ing hot pour in a gill of sherry. Cook
until the mixture is hot, season with a
scant teaspoonful of salt and a couple
of daishes of cayenne, and serve at
once. For those who like it, a table'
spon ful of good brandy may be added.
Not ltqual to thie Itrt.
Cholly-I aay, .AlgIe, who is that rul
gah person on the othah side of the
Algie-We ally, my deah boy, you'll
have to excuse mae. I'm so beastly
fatigued that I can't look fahthah
than the middle of the bloomin'
street. donch er know.-Chica go Even
THE TRt-sTs astI FARMERS -The
rusts combicd sad raisec the price
- nearly every commecrai commuodity,
td with the aid of a protective tariff,
ot great protits ojut of the Jaboricg
~lastcs and bled the e'jsamers, mainly
rarmers. 'The only p-ic'es to fall were
hcse on favtm prodt,'ts. The Icar
3.ok of the D -partment oIf Agrieuhure
or i899. which has recently been is
'ued, shows that the farm produets and
'arm animals in 1899. although vastly
.nerened in quantity since ]890), had
aien off in value to the extent of
7t.9i9 971. This only' counts as
n fthe faem rrlu.?ts of 1899 had
rouht the samce pIrext as did the same
ructs in 1"Th, they' w:.uld hava
.t'.*idht teore than they didi by the tum
Gait'esville. Ga., 14ie. 8. 1899
Pis' Anltiseptic Invigorator LS'
en used in my family a.d I am per
etly satisfied th'at it isll. and will
al, oCu claim tor it Y '.irs truly,
A. B. . Dortcy.
P. S.-I am using it no)w myself.
t' ioing mae good.-Sld by Th Niur
ay Drog Co., Columbia, 8. C., and all
Trifles That Are in Season for My
Lady's Toilet at the Pres
Face powder is not such a wicked
thing as It sounds when, it is used
properly. A little of it in summer
help to keep the skin smooth and dry
and does much. toward keeping the
collars clean. The little package of
soap papers, to use in case of emer
g.ncy. proved popular, and after them
came the package of powder papers
in little cases and each leaf full of
powder. That is one of the most. con
venient forms of carrying powder for
the woman who likes it. when travel.
ing. but there is also a little leather
case of about the same size contain
ing a little chamois, well powdered,
as well as the tiny powder puff in
a little bag to tuck away with the
handkerchief. Some women prefer a
bit of chamois always, In using pow
der, to the powder putf, says the New
New ties which are getting rather
popular are of soft silk ent; made to
go twice around the neck with short
ends. On each end is a large tassel,
the color or the tie. They are not ex
pensive. which may have something
to do with their popularity.
The girl who likes to have things
match depends a great. deal upon. pins
for her hat trimmings. There are
some mihiners who tell of the advan
tages of pins. With a pin, a flower or
bow can be put just where it is want
ed, when having to take innumerable
stitches is apt to dislocate it a little.
But the girl who has things match
gets a hat that does not cost. so much,
that she must keep it in condition for
a second year's wear, and then invests
in flowers as she finds them in bar
gains. Bargain flowers do not mean
cheap flowers. The woman who buys
economically is not the one who goes
without or buys a poor quality. She
is the one who gets the things she
wants or something that will answer
the purpose well, and gets it cheaply.
The bargain flowers may be good ones.
There were some very attractive flow
ers in one of the shops last week for
15 cents a bunich, and some of them
were silk. A c uple of bunches would
be enough to give the color tone to a
hat and with some flowers one bunch.
The girl who has things match has
the flowers of her hats match the
colors of her ribbons. She puts them
off and on, using the hat which she
does not mind pinning into for the
foundation. It is not expensive, and
it is very pretty. Black-headed pins
are the most satisfactory to use for
this purpose on black hats, the ones
with dull heads which are not notice
able in the trimming if they chance
to show. White-headed pins for trim
ming a white hat are used. It is a
good idea and worth trying.
ETIQUETTE OF THE DANCE.
A Few Things That Should Be Known
by Every Devotee of Terp
The etiquette of the ballroom or the
private dancing party ought to be fa
miliar to all who attend such diver
sions, but, if so, its observance is far
from universal. A few general rules
should always be borne in mind, says
the Chicago Chronicle.
When a man is presented to a young
woman at a dance he usually says al
most at once: "May I have the pleas
ure of this dance?" After dancing and
walking about the rooms two or three
times the young man may take the girl
back to her chaperon and plead anoth
er engagement. or, better, she suggests
that he take her to a place near her
mother or chaperon. The lady is the
one to first intimate her desire to stop
If a man holds a girl too tightly she
should drop her hand from his shoul
der so as to bring it between her part
ner and herself. If he does not take
the hint let her stop dancing at once
under some pretext so evident that he
may realize her displeasure or disap
A chaperon should not be lacking in
personal dignity; nor should she dance
while her eharge is un provided with a
partner. A girl should be attentive to
h er mother or her chaperon. presenting
her friends to her and occasionally
stopping to say a few words.
Both young men and maidens should
be careful to remember that their dan
cing engagement. must be kept. A girl
must not refuse to dance with one man
uander some pretext and then dance
with another; neither should she dance
with the same man more than two or
A young man invited to a house
should dance as early as possible with
the daughter of his hostess and pay
them every possible attention.
An excellent jellied-meat for picnics
or camp is this old-fashioned stand-by
of our grandmothers. Get four pigs'
feet with legs to the first joint and boil
In a pot of water without salt until the
bones fall out. Take the meat from
the liquor, strain an d set away to cool.
In another kettle have a shank of beef
sawed and cut. TBoil this in unsalted
water until very tender. Remove the
meat an~d set the liquor away to cool.
The next morn~ng remove the fat from
both liquors. cut the meat in small bits.
add the liquor the pigs' feet were
cooked in (thie beef l!quor can be util
izee in soup), salt, pepper and spice to
taste, heat and pour in molds to hari!
en. It is hardly necessary to say that
thIs meat should be prepared at home.
the day before using.-Washing: on
Cherry Water Ice.
StraIn the juice from a quart of cher
ries through a linen hag and the juice
from two lemons over a pmued of
sugar; add a pin+ of water and wine
glassful of brandy and freeze.-Cincin
nati Commercial Vvibune.
McKinley's Prosperit y.
A statement has been sent out from
Clinton, Mass., that a general wage re
duction in N'2w Eigland cotton mills
is contenjiulated. The report esuld not
be verified bere A reduction in wsges
is under consideration in Fall River.
but as yet no decision has been posi
tively ar.nouuced, though treasurers
representing 1J0,000 spindles have
areed to a reduction lan. Should
waes be redued in that city it is
thought that manay manufacturers else
where maY take up the wage question,
but as far as can bekIarned here no ac
tion has yet been decided upon Consid
erable se crecy is maintained at Fall Riv
e, concerning the proposed reductirn
because of feared objections of some
stockhoders opposed i c a reduction at
this time. and for fesr of the effect on
trade O)pponents of' the plan olaim
that while there is. no demand for goods,
a reduction of wares cannot solve the
market problem wl ich' confronts the
ni uen today. Curtr.ilment of pro
duction is Lhe only means of relieving
Ithe market and creating a demand.
OLD INDIAN LANDS.
A Louisiana Grant That Troubles
_ . t
1home of the IIonnan J1a1 BIeen the
Source of a Great 'Ilny Law
After a quiet of several years the
liouna land grant has agrain com e toU
the front to occupy the attention of t
the Lnited .state, court-. Iroab y
to publie lands in the couuntry he e
iven the United States mWore trounIe
.banl those ot the liluma Indians.
There hate been more lawu..is ou~r
tben. c11nspirtcies. riots and di;sturb
anecs than over nu:y other part of the
fedjerai domain. rihe question has fre
lre:; y tigured in local politics and
more than once h:as obtruded itself on
congress. The liouma Indians occu
pied a considerable part of south Louis
iana vhen the French landed there.
There was a Ilouta village on ie
pi esent site of New Orleans. The mudi
.t, were quiet and peaceable- they
gave the whites no trouble. In. conse
quience the whites had a great deal of
Itriuble themselves. The Indians were
gradually crowded out of all the fer
tile. lands thi-y owned, and took refuge
in the swamps on both sides of the
Anite river in Livingston and .Ascension
in I29 the tribe became totally ex
tinct and the lands were thrown open
by the government to settlement. It
was found, however, that there were
old French and Spanish claims to them
-for the Spanish piled their claims
three or four thick on every acre of
land in southern Louisiana. An at
tempt was made to oust the squatters
in Livingston parish, but they proved
a rather lawless lot, and as everybody
in that section was a squatter the mat
ter was finally settled by perfecting
There was the same trouble in Ascen
sion parish. The government opened
the land to public settlement in 1S39.
and again in 1SS5. Quite a number of
entries were made in the latter year.
but when those who had entered the
land attempted to take. possession of
their property they found it already
occupied by squatters, both white and
black. who had held it for several gen
erations without the slightest title.
This brought up the old Livingston
trouble. The squatters refused to
leave, and threatened to resent any at
tempt at dispossession. After much
parleying a compromise was finally
reached whereby the squatters agreed
to pay a certain sum of money. either
In lump or in installment. provided
they were left in their possession.
But again in 1S97 the United States
land office threw these lands open to
entry for the third time and many
entries were made. The occupants of
the lands, squatters and others, began
a new mode of war. They declared
that they were being pestered; by land
speculators. that the entries were
fraudulent and not in good faith and
Intended to milk and fleece them; and
they organized a committee known as
the "Land Investigating Comtnittee of
Ascension parish" to investigate the
matter and see who were the men in
strumental in getting tup these land
ent ries. The commit tee devoted much
time and attection to this matter and
reported that the entry scheme was
being worked from New Orleans, lands
being fraudulently entered there, corn
pelling the occupants of these lands to
buy them from those who got titles
through the United States land office.
The squatters and other occupants
of the public lands in dispute. who con
stitute a large part of the population
of the eastern half of Ascension. be
lieve that by this criminal proceeding.
and the. convict ion of the men making
these entries. they have put an end
to the troubles fronm which they have
suffered so long and which have conm
peled them to organize again and
again to keep their farms. They have
miadte it too hot. they say, for the land
speculators. But if congress or the
United' St a tes land office could interfere
and prevent further troubl.e and dis
putitng of titles in the Houma land
riantt it would prevent a great deal of
ill feeling, smooth down politics and
prevent litigation over a question that
has been before the courts for nearly
Chloe, a young negro house servant
in an Atlanta family, had asked per
missiot. to attend the wveddings of one
of her friends. This permission hav
ing been granted, Chloe set, forth ar
raved like unto a combination of Solo
mon and glory and the lilies of the field.
The next day her mistress said to her:
"Well, Chlot, how did the wedding
go off ?"
"Oh, Ia, mtissus, it was de grandest
weddin' I ever saw! It was jess lubly!
Oh. yo' jess ought toc ob seen de flowabs
an' de splendid weddin' suppah an' de
bride-oh, tde bride! She had on de
longest trail an' a. white veil all ovah
her, an' a wreath oh flowahs, an' oh, It
was jess de mos' elegant weddin'!"
"Ilow did the bridegroom look?"
An expression of in.inite disgust
camne into the face of Chloe as she said
"La, missy. dat good-for-nothin', no
'ount n iggah nebbah come a-nigh!"
Lippin cot t.
First Dentist-I got even with tho
photographer who took my picture.
Secon'l Den tist-How did yon do it ?
"When he got, into my chair I said:
'Look pleasant, please.' "-Tit-Bits.
"A good womer..' sai the lect urer,
"is like pure gold."
"That's right." interrupted a face
tious man in the rear. "Money talks."
-Chicago Evening New.
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NEW VALUE OF SAGEBRUSH. I
"e Long-DLr r d Plant Has Been I
Found to Be Excellent Food
One of the strikingly remarkabe
hings in the development of this coun
ry has been the transformation of
iews that has taken pace in the pop
ilar mind regarding relative values. c
ections of the country. their cap,.e
ies and products, that in the early days
sere regarded as wholly worthless, of
ate dovs have been discovered to be (
mnong the richest wealth-producing
erritories to be found anywhere on the
ace of the earth. Take, for example, 1
hat section of country lying between t
he Missouri river and Denver. Thirty
lye years ago the principal part of
.hat is now known as the great corn ]
>elt was supposed by the shrewdest
ind' best informed men of affairs to
>e little better than a vast irreclaim
tble wilderness, incapable of affording 5
metenance for anything but jackrab- t
)its and prairie dogs. Its chief product a
n those days was sagebrush, which
vas thought to be useful for nothing <
wut adding fuel to the flames o9 prairie 1
res in the fall season, says the Chicago I
But that supposed wilderness has I
urned out to be the garden spot of the
ontinent, which requires only to be t
ickded to produce in superabundance ]
if food for man and beast. It has. in I
act, become the great granary of the I
iorld, on which the eyes of civilization 1
re constantly fixed to see what prom- I
se for the future it has to make. Not 1
>nly so, but it has been discovered that a
the despised. sagebrush is in itself an s
article of great value, through the cul
tivation of which the people of the sec
ion which is its habitat may be
;reatly enriched. So clearly and forcd
tly has this been demonstrated that.
the department of agriculture at Wash
ngton is actually sending out free to
the agriculturists of the region In ques- t
:ion packages of sage seed, the cultiva
tion of which is strongly urged.
Recent investigation has shown that
the plant contains highly nutritious t
qualities, and is the most desirable for- I
age that can be found for cattle in win- f
ter. Furthermore, It has been found
that cattle are exceedingly fond of It,
fnd will eat it when available in pref
erence to anything else. Stock fed on
it make rapid growth and are said to I
be remarkably free from disease be- C
2ause of the tonic qualities it contains. I
It cannot be cut and cured as is hay, a
but where cattle can be allowed to roam t
it large during the winter months it I
affords them most desirable feed. It
will grow anywhere. Alkali and non
lkali lands are the same to it. and. it f
fourishes alike in dry and wet seasons.
Seeds and stems are both eaten with I
relish by all grazing animals. C
ARMY PAY TEMPTED THEM.
ow New York Italians Were In- a
daced to Answer Questions for
- the Census Man.
The foreign quarters of New York I
gave the enumerators a great deal of
trouble. Many thought their names
were being taken for the purpose of
impressing them into the army. An in
terpreter was sent post haste one day
to help out an enumerator who had
telephoned to headquarters that he had
been nearly murdered by an infuriated
crowd in a crowded tenement. When
the enumerator returned to the tene
ment in company with the interpreter
pandemonium broke onit again. A big,
strapping, muscular woman led the
hostile forces, and was followed by one
Italian armed with a club, another
with a picket torn from a fence, while
a third had drawn a stiletto ready for
The interpreter finally managed to
win the atteution of the amazon, when
she remarked In surprise: "Oh, you]
act not like an Italian dago who came
around bullying us as soon as they
got a government job. And you are
a good-looking gentleman, too."
Then, turning to her followers the
woman cried: "Mfen, these are real
gentlemen. and they won't take you
for soldiers. So answer all their ques
"How do I know that they won't take
me?" asked a small-sized man.
"They would not take you if you
offered yourself," repLied the inter
preter, and then he expcmnedt the qual
ifications required of -.m American sol
dier and told what pay he got.
"Fifteen dollars a month and food
and clothes? Mfost holy Madonna!
And I barely earn that amount the
year round, and have to buy food and
pay rent," exclaimed a well-built man.
"I'll go and enlist to-morrow."
The next moment 33 Italians were
tumbling over each other to have thc!r
names taken down.
Sometimes the work of the enumer
ator and interpreter among the Ital
ians was more agreeable, and had they
been matrimonially inclined they
could have made good Italian mat ches.
In a comfortably furnished house were
two sisters, somewhat past 40, one a
widow and the other still a spinster.
After giving their names and ages they
proceeded to catechise the visitors,
and when they learned that both were
bachelors the widow at once proposed
marriage. She had $10,000, she said,
md her sister had $8,000.
Lead poisoning may be more comu
mon than is supposed. So thinks a
French physician who was puzzled by
the llness of a boy of 12 years. until
the father appeared with the wame
trouble, when it was discovered that
he family had been using wood from
a white lead factory.-Clnclnnati En
Mfr. Talkso-Yes, I am very sensitive
about my feet.
Mr. Sourdropp-What do you do?
Wear tight shoes or write poetry?
Bal timore American.
ONE of Mr. Bryan's hot shot
which worries the imperialists
aspecialy is this: I place the
philosophy of Franklin against
he sordid doctrine of those who
would put a price upon the life
f an American soldier and jus
:ify a war of conquest upon the
round that it will pay. The
Democratic party is in favor of
:he expansion of trade. It would
extend our trade by every legiti
?nate and peaceful means, but it
s not willing to make merchan
ise of human blood."
THE Chicago Chronicle calls
ittiention to the fact that the op
onents cf Mr. Bryan not only
oncedle his absolute honesty
>ut are actually using this as an
rgument for his defeat. The
ontrast between the Demo
ratic candidates and the Re
>ublican is as sharp as the con
rast iln platfornmr. Mr. Brvan
s in synmpathy with his party]
leelarations. McKinley is not.
3ryan leads his party.~ McKin- 1
SLY OLD LI RUNG CHANG.
[ow the Famous Chinese Minister
Proved the Guilt of Would-B.
Many residents of Chicago will re
iember the visit of Li Hung Chang to
hta city during the aged Chinese min
ter's tour of the United States. His
uaint observations on men and' things
were distinguished by wonderful
hrewdness, which shows itself in
verything that the old man says or
oes. A characteristic story is now
n circulation regarding him. He was
engaged in a bitter fight with some of
he more conservative members of the
sung-li-yamen, when he received as
L present a magnificent but, as he had,
very reason to believe, a poisoned-cake.
le put the cake aside and set all his
1;i sr.u. uoxvnt:."sa.iu, aty ;, i
pu of Na.t o; ..mnatmatm tn;.sauod
o three men, of whom one at least
mas absolutely guilty. Li had the trio
rrested and brought to him. The
ake was produced' with the remark
hat "politeness forbade his tasting it
intil the three generous donors had
iad an opportunity to enjoy its excel
Li cut the cake and one of his servi
ors handed) it to-the unwilling guests.
each took a piece and. ate, or pretended
o eat. One crumbled' the pieces and
et them fall to the floor, but the other
wo ate calmly, without manifesting
Lny emotion. Ten minutes and the
wo men began to show symptoms of
uffering. Li smiled benignantly and
aid to the man who had not eaten:
"Your wisdom is so great that I am
ompelled to preserve your head as
souvenir to transcendent genius."
The man was removed and) promptly
ecapitated. To the other two the
"The cake that you are eating is not
he one you sent, but one which I had
ny cook imitate. The poison from
vhich you are suffering exists only in
our imagination. 1 know of no way
o cure your present pain except by
etting you share the fate of your
riend who has just left the room."
Not to Be Discouraged.
"Polite society" Is often at its wits'
nd to devise means of getting rid of
eople who are not wanted as callera
r visitors, but who will not take a
Lint; for polite society cannot say in
,o many words: "I do not want yon
o come again." A French paper re
eats this dialogue between two Ia
"And so you still receive that dread
ul Mime. Comeagain?"
"Impossible to get her to take a
int! Do you know, the last time she
alled I never offered her a chair!"
"And what was the result?"
"Result? Why, the next time she
ame she brought a folded camp
tool! "-Youth's Companion.
"Young Goslin is in love with all the
iris," said Wintergreen.
"But what particular girl is in love
vith him?" asked Terwilliger.
"The girl who would be in love with
idm would not be a particular girl."
"A man can't. be too careful whom he
"Wh at d o you mean?"
"Why, every once in awhile I've
Lubbed some plain people who after
vard came int.o a lot of money."
Hauling Down Old Glory.
The Augusta Chronicle took
ccasion a few days ago when
~he news came that the Ameri
an flag was flying over the im
erial granary in Peking, to in
uire what the Republican ad
ninistration was going to do
Ibout it-whether the Chinese
:apital should ever remain an
american outpost, or if the ad
ninistration would dare to
'pull down the flag."
Mr. Bryan took occasion in
us speech to puncture the same
>Oint, and did it in such admir
ble style as to extort praise
ven from his vigorous oppon
mt, the New York Evening
Post, one of the ablest indepen
lent newspapers in America.
'he Post says: He took hold of
ne of the most cherished of the
Republican scarecrows-the aw
ul sacrilege of hauling down
Old Glory"-and showed up
.ts composition very happily.
e pointed out that the admin
stration is now engaged in haul
ng down the flag in Alaska, for
he very good reason that it was
ving over territory that did not
long to us. He asked wh~ther
he fact that the flag had been
raised over Peking compelled
as to maintain an army per
nanently there to keep it from
eing hauled down. And he in
uired' particularly as to the
matter of hauling down the flag
in Cuba. Is President McKin
.ey going to haul down our flag
svhen the Cubans set up a gov
rnment, or not? If he is not
oing to haul it down, what is
he meaning of our talk of Cu
aan freedom and independence?
[f he is going to haul it down,
vhat does he mean by talking
s if the act was sacrilege? On
his vtbject m. Bryan has
scored a distinct advantage.
[e has offered the Republican
rators a dilemma, from which
:hey can escape only after the
manner of the cuttlefish. They
iave formed the habit uttering
. large quantity of cant and
aombast and platitude, and pass
Eng it off on patient audiences,
vith the idea that it would be
:eceived as profound wisdom.
ow they have to deal with an
rator whio is not afraid to expose
~heir sham patriotism, and who
nakes their most exalted and
mpressive appeals ridiculous.
DR. Henry Wade Rogers, eX
)resident of Northwestern Um
rersity, in Illinois, and recently
ralled to a professorship at Yale,
iavs he will vote for Bryan
m'd Stevenson. In 1896 he
roted for McKinley and Hobart.
R~ regards silver as a dead is
ue, and imperialism as "the
nost dangerous possibly policy
'or the republic to adopt,"
Bss Hanna and his crowd
eei to be greatly alarmed and
iave joined the calamity howl
Is. Thiey are predicting disas
.al panic if Brvan is elect