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Gods boundless iove and arching s:
Above us when we wake or sit'.
Above us when we smile or W.-c
Above us when we live or die.
God's tireless love. Beside i e
Of her sick child the ni
The Heavenly lat her evr
Unweary watci lie s i
God's patient love: M is ,:
By hearts that su:fer in the
Tioubted-yet waiting i l a i
Shall show how all things n"' 1o
God's chageless love: The wanderins
Forsakes, forgets, dishonors, yet
Repenting, going home. is met
With no reproach-"Welcome.
God's endless love: What u0li I,.
When earthly shadows flee ;1'"
For all eternity's briyhit Thy.
The unfolding of that love
A GILDED SIN.'
BY CHARLOTTE M. BREAIE
As Veronica descended the broad
staircase she lookel in astonislent at
the brilliant scene that met her gazhe
on every side. T he shining lights- the
wealthof evergreens, holly w't h lovely!
laughing crimson berries, the gracefuh
laurel with its shining leaves, t he da rk
stately fir and the mystical nist ietoe
it was all like a dream to her. lier
heart warmed as she gazed. if t ms
was an English Christmas. then night
Heaven bless Christmas for evermore:
Every one had something kind o sav:
there was a smile on every face. light
in kindly eves, masic in the sound of
kindly voices. She thought that while
she lived she would never forget the
words, "I wish you a happy Chrismas:
and the speakers. the kindly people so
tender and true of heart, were t ie cold
reserved English who her aunt had told
her were accursed: She looked at the
noble faces of the men, faces that told
of power and skill, of courage and self
command: she looked at the fair
blonde faces of the laughing girls and
the graceful wbmen: and she thought
that the English were a great people.
greater than the old stately Venet ians.
There was not even a tinge of envy in
her heart as she noteI the lovely
younger girls. She was quite uncon
scious of her -own picturesque beauty,
of the poetical loveliness of her face.
the grace of her figure clad in its trail
ing black robes. Amongst those fair
English girls she looked like a gorgeous
passion fower the midst of white lilies.
She never forgot the Christmas din
ner; her first in England-the grand
table with its costly silver and delicate
glass, the profusion of flowers and
fruits, the sparkling wines, the laugh
ter, the general air of happiness, while
outside the wind wailed among the
leafless trees and the stars shone in the
Christmas sky. She saw Katherine
with her bright laughing face and her
handsome young lover following her
like a shadow. Presently Sir Jasper
came up to her.
"Do you like our English way of
keeping Christmas, Veronica'." he
She looked at him.
"It is more beautiful than anything
I have ever seen," she replied: arnd then
he turned abruptly away. for she had
looked at him with dead Giulias's ev1es.
"'Veronica!" said a low deep voice.
She turned quickly and saw Lord
Wynleigh standing by her side. "I
have come to ask you if you are pleas~d.
Walk with me through the rooms.
You have not vwished me a happy
"Then I will do it now."~ she said':
and Lord Wynleigh raised her hand to
"Katherine has been telling me how
dearly she loves you, and how good you
are to her."
"I love her better than anything or
any one in the wide world," she replied.
He looked half sadly at her.
"I have to come." he said. "to ask
you for a little share of that great af
fection which you give to my peerless
Kate. I will deserve it. 1 will give
you the true, honest, frank. kindly af
fection of a brother to a sister. Will
you accept it?".
She looked up at him.
"I am bewildered," she said. '-What
have I done that Heaven should give
me so much--what have I done? Only
a few months since no one loved me,
"You accept it then?" interrupted
Lord Wynleigh. "If you want a friend,
you will come to me; if ever you want
help of any kind you will remember
that on Christmas-day you promised a
stalwart brother to let him stand be
tween you and the world."
"I shall never forget," she said.
-And Lord Wynleigh left her stand
igby the door of the conservatory
while he went in search of Katherine.
Veronica was unutterably,. happy:
into her gray dull life such threads of
gld were woven that she was dazzled
bythem. She had hungered and
thirsted for love; now it was lavished
upon her. She stood on tihe same spot
still unconscious of her picturesque
loveliness, watching Katherine and
her lover, and as she watched them
strange sweet possibilities of life came
fioating to her. She had thought of
herself so long and so often as one apart'
from others, as one for whom life leld
no pleasures, no hopes, now was the
dawn of a golden morning, now the
sweet vague delicious fancies that
thrill the heart of ayoung girl thrilled
her. It might be that in the golden
far-off future such love as Alton s for
Katherine would fall to her lot. Per-I
haps her life too would be crowned by
that most pure and perfect gift-a no
ble love. If heaven had such happiness
in store for her
"I am afraid," said a deep musical
voice near her, "that you will take
cold--there is quite a rush of cold air
Veronica looked up suddenly. A tall
stately figure stood between her and
the light: dark gray eyes were looking
into her own. She saw a handsome.,
noble face. a proud. princely .head
covered wic clusters of fair hanirIt
was a face that from that moment
stood out clear and distinct from all
other faces. The gentleman smiiled at
the half-bewildered expression of the
dark eyes. ..
"I must introduce myself agam, he
said. "Sir Jasper introduced me to
you just before dinner, but I was one
of so many, 1 cannot hope to hav e been
noticed. You do not remember mec
"No," she replied. "Sir J asper mn
troduced so many people to me at once.
and English, names are hard to remem
ber. I should be glad if you would tell
me yours," she added with some: little
hesitation. "You will say that it is a:
strange one perhaps," he said. "I am
Sir Marc Carvl.~
"Sir Marc~ Caryll,'' she repeatea.
"I shall remember that in con neceion
with the patron saint of 1'enmee-St.
She could not tell why, but the name
seemed to sink into the depths of her
heart like the echo of a song. Then:
she looked at him. and decided that.
although she had seen some noble men.,
he was by far the handsomest and
noblest. There was an air of comnd.
of power, of authority about him w~l bich
pleased her. Hie looked like a m1an
whose will was strong and relent less..
whose purpose was tixed, whose judt
ment was clear and decided. Se'lf-re
liance, courage, bravery-all thos.e
qualities were written .on. the fur
handsome face, that had in it at tinies
a woman's sweetness and the sunphi-.
ty of a child. A swift sudden t bought
came to her that a life wculd be safe
in those strong hands of his-honor,
fai ame, everything might be intrust
hat :e Oha ouini
' a ok ens Ihp orcn
n. fc. 3iss i yt haL~
: mi an exam l ha te
tas nght -it wa the eginigi ii
be unick love
"1Oin: her more ot
r ari han her. mnothetrs.
-a own ih i houl ever tire 01
Shei med wth him she15'I tailked to
i~n uor . I (1n oneamued glance foi
ow ed I lem--,..h* With her dlark Vene
~in beuti he wit his; Saxon comehcl
. s 1 lher seeme to have.( forgotten
hie world'. * nce* ircr took her10C
he 'reat we st ern widow in tihe broad
erridor. a i V~ ing asidet ie hang
Lok. .. di Cy nt ha~ 1want y'ou
Ttweih, p't ry of an Eglish Chist
\eroia cried out in w onder ant
've .1 Th sky was of deep', dark
Sthoml ess biue: the moon was full
md shone wit h a clear silvery light;
:he eart i; 1::'' wh ite stil, and beaut ifu
dethe pal clea*r beams: the hare
crost made the tall ientiess t rees lool
iarker .tand the hoar-frost shon:e in ih
Ltight of th moon. The wind wailec
flO mogti hei rees. heuI lIng I heir t al
- H ow heautiful: she cried.r "Trhere
Kit Inoin in. all \'enmice so fair as this
1 t ough I here was 1)o poetry in Eng
land: but it is-full of it. This look.
--Yonu'ii t ry to love England?"lK
"I do love it without t rying.'' she re
Olied. 'Icouild almost fancy therr
\vas some1 myvsterious ressa wihy m3
heart should have warnied so great ly
to it: it seems more my home t hal
Venice ever did."
lIe was looking intently at her witi
his dark gray eyes.
--ou will not wish to returnm t<
Venice I hen? You would be conten1
to remain in England all your life?'
She raised her beautiful face: th<
dark eves looked at the blue wintra
ight-sky, at the fair white earth. a
the quaint shadows the moon mad<
through the t rees: and then she turnen
to Sir M1are.
"Yenice would seem a prison to m<
after this.'' she said: and as she said i1
he wondered why lie looked so brighr
"I should like yon to see my home,
he remarked. "It is. 1 think, evei
more beautiful than Queen's Chase. 1
is called Wervehurst M1anor. and i
stands in the loveliest part of Sussex
We have music there-nature's grand
est. The sea lies at no great dist ance
and far away to the right stretches
ehain of hills. on which the light o
the sun lies low. 1 have a passionat
love for my home..
She was'silent. He went on.
"And 1 live there. Mi1ss di Cyntha
all alone. Can you imagine that?.
have no mot her. no sister. There is
large household of servants but I an
quite solitary. I want what the poct
call an angel in the house."
"What is that?"~ asked Veronica.
--That is English for a wife," he rc
plied: and the beautiful face droope<
Hien heart beat: a strange pain, tha
was yet half pleasure. seemed to thbril
her innocent soul.
"I must leave you," she said hurried
lv. "I$~ amqutenre that Katherina
--Wereyougo 1 follow.' declare<
Sir MIarc: and for that evening at leas
he kept his word.
KILLED HIS BROTHEE.-fI-L AW.
Fatal Termiinationi or a Family Few
A specinl dispatch from Scrantor
to The State says: S. W. -James.
prominent farmer of the High Hlil
section. of Williamsburg County, wai
killed Friday morning by L. C. Myers
his brother-in-law and a wellknowr
young planter. The shocking traged;
was made known at Scranton on Fri
morning when 3Myers came to town
and stated that he was on his way t<
Kingstree to employ counsel and sur
render himse:.f to Sheriff Graham
When seen by this correspondent
Mers declined to discuss the affair
sa~ying he preferred to remain silen1
until he could consult counsel. Th<
bomicide was the culmination of
family feud which has existed fo:
several years. There was no eye wit
nesses to the killing. MIy inf'ormatior
is that Myers and James had a disput
Thursday about a dividing fence
Myers -forbade Jiames to interfere witl
the fence. Friday morning they mel
and renewed the quarrel. .Jamecs ad
vanced on Myers with a fence rail
Myers shot .James and broke his arm
causing him to drop the rail. JIame:
continued to advance, and when it
reach Myers struck him a stunning
blow on the head with his gun. break
ing the breech. James fell. anm
Myers beat his head violently witi
th~e gun barrel. .James;'head and fact
was horribly mutilated. He lived onl3
a few hours. The parties are well con.
nected. and are prominent in this see.
tion. hue tragedy is deeply deplored.
A itenmarkalyle Case.
A special from Chicago says practi
eally dead for eight and one-hall
hours. the heart of itridget D~emnpsey
a patient in the county hospital. ha:
Inally ceased beating. All action o!
the respiratory orans of the womar
had ceased and the physicians in at
tndance pronounced her dead. The
heart actio~n. which apparently hac
died away. grew stronger a few mo
ments afterwards, and injections 01
nitr glycerine and other sti mulants
and artificial respiration wer used,but
inetfectually. Sill the puisationis 01
the heart continued wvith regularity
while the woman remained to all othe,
indicatons lifeless. Dr. J1. 1I. Mus
tard. of the hospital staff. pronuniced
the case Land rv's paralysis. one of tht
rarest diseases; known to mnedica:
.ieic. Thei diseaise is primari!)
paraysis the res pi rattry orgns,
wxhich does not act i nmmediately or
the heart. The rieari woman wams
rears ol age andi entered the inustitu
to Iw week agoC nto be i tateri fI
A Deadly Stroke.
Wiiamr Colenimin. H enry Conwell.
eorge [Iratchier and Dratcher's broth.
Ir er'e killed by ligh teninug whik:
'icin potatoes early T1hursday miorn
n 0 tflman.s arm. I\welve umile:
;eutwest of .herman Texas. The
dieall fell in a pile and nearlb
very hoe in thenm was broken. Thb
:lotilng was ~t nlear ' all burned fron:
Tw hrp earthqumake shocks were
flt at ! rtb tnd. )regron. Sunda2
nigzht. one at sap. mn., andi another al
1 a. m. 3o damnage was dlone.
N EW 113I R _ RESOR7
White Stone Lithia Springs Will Ope!
A MODEL OF ARCHITECTURE
3iniute De.criptioa oi'This Beaut i1'ai
itesort Whose Waters Are
White Stone Lithia Spring.. Spar
tanburg County. .June 21 --Special:
The prospcrou s Piedmont section of
this State is full of surprises. V,ealth.
energy and push have easily placed
her in the front ranik of the new south.
The transformation in the past 20
years of the apparently barren red
hills into fertile terraced fields: the
building of almost innumerable cotton
factories. and surely as night follows
the day, came the uphuilding of ham
lets into towns, towns into cities, an
increased population. Along with this
tloodtide of prosperity came the educa
tional institutions, the dissemina
tion of knowledge, culture and retine
The up c untry has always been the
mecca to which the people of the
lowiands in the eastern and southern
portions of the State turn their steps
in the summer to escape the malaria
prevalent in those sections. and the
names of many of the old and familiar
watering places are household words.
But 'tis said the best is always saved
- until the last, It was left for Harris
the only "Jim" Harris to discover and
utilize the best health giving water
not only in the State, but perhaps in
White Stone Lithia springs are only
one and a half miles from Rich Hill.
a station on the Southern railway ser
en rniles from Spartanburg and 20
Formerly it was known as 'Kirby
spring' and although in a general way
it has for years been known simply
as a "tine spring" by the natives, and
beneficial results were obtained by
drinking its waters: its true medici
nal qualities were never known until
the property passed into Harris' hands
and an analysis was made.
The water abounds in sodium chlo
ride, lithium, sodium mangnesium and
iron bicarbonates: iron, potasium
sodium. calcium and lithium sulp
hates. Also alumina and silica. It
is considered a very pure mineral
water and containing lithium salts
makes it a valuable water medicinal
These celebrated springs will be
connected with Rich Hill by a railway,
the roadbed of which is now all grad
ed and the work is nearing completion.
The distance is only a mile and a half.
WHITE sTONE LITHrA sPRINGs.
The springs are surrounded by high
hills whose summits rise in some places
to a perpendicular almost a hundred
feet. The stream juts out of a tissue
in a massive rock which towers high
above it. An inch pipe has been in
jected into the rock through which the
cool sparkling water flows, rising to
an elevation of four feet. The outpour
is at least two gallons a minute.
IThe natural pressure is so great
that if the piping was "reduced" to a
fourth of an inch the stream would
rise to a height of :30 or 40 feet. This
is remarkable in the mountainouS up
country and is said to be the only one
of its kind vet discovered.
THlE B~oTTLING4 WORKs.
Fif ty yard below the spring has been
erected a neat and picturesque brick
building, 30x40, where the water is
bottled, plain and carbonated, and
shipped to all parts of the United
States. The water has already obtain
ed a wide reputation and the daily
shipment now amounts to from $150
It is claimed that on account of the
softness and lightness of the water it
retains its gas longer than any other
mineral water on the market. This
has been already tested and hence
makes it in great demand by all deal
AN IDEAL sUIMER RESORT.
Uut to appreciate it, to get the
full benefit of the water, one must
visit the spot, breathe the pure at
mosphere that comes direct from the
Blue Ridge Mountains, enjoy the
magnificent scenery and drink deeply
of the life giving waters.
Heenture has done her most ar
itierna Surrounding the spring
ris thee everlasting hills" whose
shady side and sequestered dales can
not be surpassed in picturesque and
romantic beauty and between whose
base tiows the dancing. babbling
bro. THE NEW IIOTEL.
To visit this place an opportunity
lwill be given the public after the first
On the summit of the hill just wvest
of the spring and not 150 yards distant
is almest completed a new brick hotel
said toube more elegant in construc
tion and appointments than any other
of its kind in either of the Carolinas
DEsCIUIPTION OF BL'ILDI NG.
The hotel is built of brick and
painted a deep red with white enamel
ed window trimmings and Venetian
blinds made of mahogonized birch.
The building is 286 feet front and
204 deep. it faces the east and from
the main building extends three long
"s" toward the west. The main
olice. ~toxi0, is In the centre with
three galleries extending enitirely
around it. forming a rotunda 40 feet
in diameter. Two circular stairways,
feet wide. extend to the fourth or
ball room door. .1utst in rear of the
ofice is the dining room. 40x00 feet,
with a handsome metal!ic ceiling. The
oonm is lighted by 408 electric lights.
There are 10 eluster light and those
on the borde- are 18 inches apart withI
tw rwsrning up the centre ('n each
-ide o)f the room.
C nnctedl with the di:ning room is
ne of the best epuipped kitchens,
e~ery thing in which is of the lates~t
and most approved pattern. U'nder
the kitchen is installed the new t00
ligts electric dynamo.
T he (old storage and provision room
i amply large and will hold me.at
eouh to last a month or imure.
In the basement of the north wing~
*wil be the pool and billiard rooms,
*barber shop and stcwart's otlice.
hn the first door of the north wving~
n each simde of a 12 foot hallway are
sui~ts of rotms. each having at least
two la rtt. windws with ceiling 13
ee ligh. This applies not only to
t~e rooms in this wvi ng. but to all the
,thr 15 r.:oom,. in the bhildnug On
1; urdicast 4uei of LiiJ- wing Is
ine of the parlors. whieh is 30138
eet. The second !or is similiar to
he lirt except the parlor. which is
'11he' south wingie is virtu ally a dupli
-ate 1f t he 1 nor-th it except the addi
in of the ball room on the fourth
loor. T1his mattntieet ''dance hall"
s 4tix1 2o and has :15 large Vino(IsV.
It i :is n electrie ligdhts in tih form
) 1 w: stars and tour maltese crosses.
In tie rear of the ball room are
:icely e(i pped refreshment r'oms.
Th'iere art. 1.11O feet of piazzas
t~t iAru the bildin All are I2 feet
wide. Tihey belt the front of the main
buildig!4 and twoM side wings Of 'he
tirst imid se-cond stories. On im third
story there is a dainty sky parlor in
front of the rotunda and in close proxi
mity to the IJall room. Eight hun
dred feet of hallways permeate the en
tire building and the roon-S are all
fitted with water and electric con
veniences. The wiinscoting and all
wood work is linished in ivory and
enameled gold. All the furniture is
of ouarter-sawed oak and white en
ameld brass bedsteads, A large force
of hauds are now pushing the work to
completion for the . uly opening. A
landscape gardener is engaged beauti
fying the grounds. but on account of
the magnitude of the .work it will be
a year or two before his work will be
completed All sorts of amusements
will be provided for the entertainment
of the guests ard "Jim" Harris stakes
his reputation that no one shall go
A GRAND SCENE.
A little more than a mile from the
spring is Rich Hill, the highest point
between Columbia and the moun
tains. from whose summit can be seen
the smoke of 1) cot:on factories, viz:
Union 141. :'o miles: .lonesville (1),
10 miles; Pacolet ('i. 5 miles: Gaftney
(1). 18 miles: Cowpens (1), ; miles:
Clifton (31. 7 miles; Glendale (1). 3
miles: Spartanburg (u), 8 miles.
It is a beautiful sight and when once
seen can never be forgotten.
Frank P. Cooper.
U. X. GUNTER, JR.
Who Is a Candidate ihr Attorney
By John Bell Towill, Editor Bates
burg Advocate and Member House of
Representatives for Lexington County.
Appreciating the importance of the
office of Attorney General, and feeling
the necessity of the proper nan for
that position. It is with gratification
that we note the positive announce
ment Ci Assistant Attorney General
U. X. Grunter. -Jr., of Spartanburg
county, as a candidate for that posi
We have known U. X. Gunter, Jr..
from his boyhood, and we always knew
him as a bright, industrious and stu
dious lad, never forsaking whatever
duties that may have been at hand.
He.showed a persistence and determi
nation of will of which few young mei
can boast. His character as a boy was
solid, influential and moral. Since
manhood these traits have remained
the same in kind.- but each has been
polished. moulded and beautified b'
his constant contact with books, men
and experience, ie has never been
enticed from his active work into the
ields of pleasure and idleness, but by
ability. application and determinatior
F. X. (;tNTER J.i.
occupies a high place today in politics
for his purity of motives, sincerity 01
purpose and independence of action.
N r. Gunter. the son of a Confederate
veteran, was 'born and reared in the
town of Batesbnrg, in Lexington coun
ty, and has spent his life co-operating
with his feilow count rymen in labor
ing for the welfare of his native State.
After completing his high school course
under such prominent men. among
others, as E. II. Folk., Esq.. now a suc
cessful attorney of Edgetield,. and Dr.
A. .J. S. Thomas. the finished editor of
the Baptist Courier, he entered the
South Carolina College and studied
law under that powerful founder of
lav. Dr. Joseph D~aniel Pope, graduat
ing wit h highest honors.
After being adlmitted to the bar he
began the practice of his profession
and soon his ability as a lawyer was
recognized by those wvho came in legal
contact with him, for sooni Attorney
General Barber appointed him to the
position of Assistant Attorney Gener
al. which position he held to the end
of the termt. When ion. G. Duncan
Bellinger came into otlice he realized
that MIr. Gunter was tihe right man in
the right place, and he retained him in
his same posit ion. to which he was
reapointed by General Bellinger. mak
ing three times that his honesty. abili
ty and experienlce as a lawyer and his
it egril y as a cit izen has been recog
nized by the heads of tihe legal depart
met of the State.
As Alt.orney Genera~. Mr.G(unter has
made a record in keeping with all other
positions he has ever held. Since act
ing in that cipacity Mr. Gunter has
arguedl on be 1alf of the State more
than half a 1 undred cases before the
Supreme Court. many of them involv
ing the miost intricate and~ puzzling
quest ion of law. and~ he has been success
fll inl eighty per cenlt. of the cases.
The records shtow t hat during this pe
riod1 le hlas atppearedl before the high
est tribunal of the State in about one
hundred eases. mnotionls. etc.. with a
recorid sulrpassedl by 1no other pract it i
oler in tihe S at e.
rThe motlsi important dutty impose5d
upon thle otree of A.t torney G;eneral is
iat ot advising pulic ollicials. Every
writ ten opic ion given by Mtr. Gunter
has been publishled in t he annual re
Ports of 1 lie At torney General for tile
iniormlation1. inspect ion aind criticism
of hle public. Some of these opinions
have involved (quest ionls of vital inter
est to thme ublic, and ini no instance
has a single opinion rendered by Mr.
Gint er been reversed by b e co'irts bit
sflst a ined1 absol utely. A mong those
now recalled was tile famouts school
chrt opinion. whereby inl an 01)inion1
to the State Siiperintetdent of E'duca
tion MIr. G untet advised tha t the pay
cert iticates issuedi for school ctharts
were illegal, thereby saving 1) the fre
school futnd nearly onie hitndretd thmous
and dollarIs. .\nother was~ an optuon
to tie effeet t hat schiools~operatedl un
dcr tile general free schoo! law could
not charge incident al fees of st udents,
hut must operate free inI fact~ as well as
nam. Thrme too na ws snd n ioid by the
The Candidates Outline Their Views
in a Pleasant Way.
NO ABUSE OR PERSONALITIES.
The Issues Seem Tame at the
Opening But the Candidates
Will Probably Warm
The first senatorial campaign meet
ing which was held in Columbia, I
passed ot quietly. The candidates
are agreed on issues. and all made
good speeches, a respectful hearing
being accorded them by the audience. t
Evans and Henderson are the favor
Latimer was the first speaker. He
complimented Columbia on her pro
gress of recent years. He said there
is no issue in this campaign, it is a
matter of personal choice. le stands
on his record and attacks the Republi
can policy in the Philippines. le fa
vors commercial expansion, but not
territorial expansion. le is opposed
to ship subsidy, which is a tax on the
poor for the benetit of the rich. Ile
favors a repeal of the iniquitous mer
chant marine law. a repeal of the pro
tective tariffs, on articles sold in for
eign countries cheaper than here and
strict supervision of corporation and
the Isthmian canal. lie stands by the
State and national platform.
The next speaker was Henderson.
He has nothing personal against his
opponent, but wants the campaign
conducted on a high plane. In pro
gressing let us keep to the "old bed
rock of Democracy." The race prob
lem is yet to be settled. This is a
white man's country. The reserved
rights of the State, as construed by
the supreme court, are our guarantee
of liberty. The fight of the people
against the Republicans and the cen
tralization government is illustrated
by tariffs and trusts and imperialism,
all of which are Republican measures.
The United States must champion
peace and trade.
Mr. Johnston has always stood by
Columbia, from Sherman's burning
till new. He helped to build the col
lege and open the canal. With the
Isthmian canal the South Atlantic
and Gulf ports would become centers
of Asiatic trade. The South has the
advantages of position, producing the
products, and shorter by railroad
transportation. If the ships are sub
sidized the South cannot complete in
commerce with wealth of Northern
corporations. Filipinos have the
same love for liberty as Americans, we
should make them friends not sub
Mr. Elliott favors every plank of the
Democratic platform and the advan
tages of Columbia second.- He spoke
of the facilities of the Congaree for
commerce and the fertility of the soil.
He has always wanted to open-the
Congaree and develop Columbia's wa
ter trade. He has always been inter
ested in harbor and river improve
ments, the excellent conditions of the
South Carolina skilled labor, the cli
mate and natural resources. He has
always performed his duty to his State
in peace and in war.
Mr. Hlemphill would not talk about
past progress, but inquired into the
future. In the Phiiippines we are for
safing the principle of the consent of
the governed. The Philippines are
mostly barren and uninhabitable, not
worth keeping. The Philippine war
costs every year as much as all South
Carolina's citzens are worth. W~e have
treated Cuba betters than the Phil
ippnes. We should release the Phil
ippines and help organize a govern
ment. European nations do not want
the Phili ppines. He is opposed to ship
subsidy, but promises his best services
Mr. Evans rejoiced at the unity be
tween factions. He feels he was al
ways right. He fought McLaurin's
Republicanism four years ago. Has
always been a thorough Democrat.
The su'bsidy bill is dead, even the Re
publicans are ashamed of it. It died
with "Johnnie McLaurin. The inter
ests of the producers and the manufac
tures are identical. Young men should
take prominent part in politics. Some
were deceived by commercial Demo
cracy. Expansion is accomplished
and we must face it manfully. The
burden of taxes falls on the poor con
sumer. The D~emocratic party should
bring relief to the masses.
About Drinking Water.
The supply of drinking wvater for
the family should be tested at least
once a year, says the Health Magazine.
Water that at one time is pure and
wholesome may become too impure
for use, yet it may besvithout color.
and have no odor or taste to show its
dangerous qualities. A simple test of
drinking water is the Meisch sewerage
test. Fill a clean pint bottle three
quarters full of the water to be tested,
and dissolve in it half a teaspoonful of
granulated sugar. Cork it and set it
in a warm place for two days. If du
ring this time it becomes cloudy or
milky, it is unfit for domestic use. If
it remnains perfectly clear it is prob
ably safe. Be careful that the bottle
is absolutely as clean as you can make
it, and the sugar pure. The second
test is also a simple one. Obtain from
a trustworthy druggist about -> cents
worth of saturated solution of perman
ganate of potassium. Add about five
drops of this to a pint bottle of water.
This will turn the water a beautiful
rose purple: if there is any consider
able amount of organic matters, the
the color will give place in the course
of a few hours to more or less dirty
reddish-brown. If the color of the
water in the bottle remains for twelve
hours unchanned from the rose purple
it assumed when the permaganate of
potassium was first added, it may be
considered free from organic contami
THE race war which has been in
progress at Eldorado, Ill., since May
29 when a mob attacked the colored
Normal and industrial institute, stiln
continues. The homes of the colored
citizens have been stoned, warnings
sent the occupants to leave the vici
nity, and shots tired into their homes
late at night. Many through fear,
have left. Many sacriticed their homes,
and in some instances their crops.
Only live families remain, and two of
them will leave at once.
T HE Augusta Chronicle says " cala
mities are of such every day occur
rence that a little matter like the
killing of ten people by a cyclone in
Minnesota goes almost unnoticed. We
have had such a surfeit of horrors
lately that it takes some heart-rend
ing disaster like the Chicago holo
caust to attract the attention of the
(pre (d Cou t Likaiise ithe' iii
voiving questions of taxation. salaries
of otficers. etc.. have been ihrarlably
sustained when the que tion involved
has been tested.
Probably no lawre' iii the State is
more fainlHiar with duties and fune
l ions of the various departinents of
State and their relationship to eaci
)t her. This has been acguirc(d I
:t udy. 01)Servation and experiellce. and
is very essent ial to t he oilice of t he
legal ad visor of the State. This ac
:outs in a great measure for the com
olete confidence bestowed upon Mr,
;unter br the various State orlicers
and the jndiciaruy.
There is another unanswerable rea
son why the present Assistant Attor
ney (eneral should he entrusted with
tho office of Attorney General. By
direction of the General Assembly.
and in pursuance of the terms of the
platforms of the State and national
democracy, the Attorney General has
instituted suits against the continua
tion of wealth to monopolize the neces
sities of life to squeeze the life blood
of the people. Whatever may be the
immediate result of these suits, there
is no question that the efforts already
made have done a great deal to stagger
corporate greed and will result in good
by strengthening the laws and encour
aging the people and the law makers
to further efforts with a hope for final
triumph. Mr. Gunter has been active
in the people's behalf, and as he is
essentially a people's man, being un
fettered by corporate prejudice, always
arrayed on the side of the public, with
no obligations to corporate combina
tions for past favors, he is well calculat
ed to carry on the tight to rest rain cor
porate greed and insolence when in
violation of law.
Believing that there is no reason
why the present Assistant Attorney
General should not be promoted. he is
respectfully commended to the Demo
cratic voters of South Carolina as a
candidate for Attorney General.
Destruction of 1Birds.
One of the first lessons impressed
on children-at leastit used to be so
was that they ought not to kill the
harmless songsters nor rob their nests.
There is a good deal of juvenile litera
ture having this worthy lesson in
view. It is a lesson that cannot be
too deeply impressed upon the child
mind. Cruelty to birds, or to any
thing that has life, debases the youth
ful disposition and makes it hard and
callous to sutfering; encourages selfish
ness and meanness and heartlessness;
destroys the sentiment of kindliness
and sympathy. Who can teach these
lesson better than the mothers and
sisters and teachers of children? If
they do not nobody will. It means a
great deal whether they do or not.
The small boy that inflicts needless
pain and death upon a pretty and in
nocent bird may thus sow the seed of
murder in his own heart that may
develope into the killing of a human
being. But we do not intend to
preach or even to moralize further
than to say that a dead bird on a
woman's hat makes a very incongruous
combination-a bird that has been
killed to deck the head of that portion
of humanity characterized by sweet
ness and kindness and sympathy. Isn't
it an anomaly that the strong band
of the law must be invoked to protect
the birds from the women? Yet it is sc.
Before her vanity many of the pret
tiest birds are disappearing from the
face of the earth-butchered to make
a woman look prettier. So great is
the destruction that in some states,
notably in Illinois. stringentlaws have
been adopted to prevent the exter
mination of the birds, and milliners are
subject to prosecution if they sell the
dead birds or have them in their
possession. What sort of an impression
wuuld a woman with a dead bird on
her hat make in talking to a small
boy about the cruelty and wrong of
killing the pretty songsters and rob
bing their nestsy It is very noticeable
by lovers of birds that many of the
best songsters are disappearing from
this part of the country. Same attri
bute this fact to the presence of the
pestiferous English sparrow. But the
small boy and his sling-shot and, back
of him. the woman with a bird in her
hat have had something to do with it.
The above article, which we clip from
the Newberry Obsever. we commend
to our readers regardless of age or sex.
but should be read spezially by the
ladies and the boys.
Make Comira-Ies of Thiem.
Let there be the closest possible
comradeship between parents and
children. Let it never, for an hour,
cease. Never gi re your young people
any reason for seeking sympathy in
contidants outside the home circle. Re
call your own childhood and youth.
Enter into the lives of your children
heartily. Let them have the informa
tion they will surely seek somewhere
if not gotten at home. Anticipate
their natural curiosity by discreet re
velations from time to time. Teach
them modesty and purity and how to
avoid evil companions. If they have
an especial bent in any direction
sympathize with it and encourage it.
Nature is the best guide toward a suc
cessful career in life. Try to see
things from their standpoint. The
more you do this the more will they
learn to look at things from your own
standpoint of greater knowledge and
experience. Hold their confidence as
a priceless treasure to you and to
them. Let nothing separate you from
their loving trustfulness, let nothing
mar the beauty of the closest possible
Blew Them Up.
About 25 miners were at work in a
mine near Wiliamston. Va.. Friday
evening when a crowd of strikers
armed with rifles, demanded thas
they should come out Upon the min
ers' refusal to obey their commands,
the strikers threw a quantity of dyna
mite into the shaft, which exploded,
killing five of the men. As soon as
the survivors came out of the shaft
the strikers tired upon them, injuring
several. but none was thought to be
Assaulted and Murdered.
A dispatch from Meridian, M1iss says
every otticer in that section is guard
ing the roads and trains looking for
the assailant and murderer of Miss
Bartield. at Lusk, Choctaw county,
Ala.. an interior point. The young
woman was found with her throat cut
and the evidence showed that she had
made a desperate tight for lif and
AGAINsT THLE RAILROAD.-The2 su
preme court has decided the very in
teresting case of Mr. Win. Kibler of
Newberry against the Southern rail
way, sustaining the lower court in its
holding that the railroad can charge
only 3 cents a mile straight fare and
no 23 cents excess. Mr. Kibler was
put off the train between Newvberry
and Helena because he refused to pay
10 cents for one mile and 23 cents ex
cess. He immediately brought suit
against the railroad for $400, and af ter
a good deal of fighting has been given
that amount by the court. The case
has been twice to the supreme court
a nha auea goodn dal1 of interest.
'fjTE OF AN IOWA DESPERADO.
[e 1;h.-, the Sh.eri fl and ii n!:: 6i f
Shot to )eati by a !\.,e.
()e of L1'_ w.rst shoothu a s:S
ver wsitnessed in Jefferson.1 10s.VL. k
lace car!; S unda . restiting Ir:n [n
tteml to arrest 1! ':ace 'i" n.a on
icr soue breach of ti'e pene.l last
venii a wa:rrat wa., .wort. out for
hipiman aad pl cJ ia thl,. hands of
larshal John Swearingden for service.
)r. G. H. G rimmell. Shipman's family
hysician. went ahead of the marshal
o attempt to have Shipman surren -r
eaceably. Shipinan agreed to tie
proposition, but when Sweari nuc::
,nd Deputy Sheriff Fred KendAll
geared at the door he warned theni
ome in under penalty of death.
Swearingden, undaunted, started
o pull his revolver for the purpose c
ntering and Shipman fired a load of
hot, striking the marshal in the lower
>art of the face and killing him in
tantly. Dr. Grimmell and the de
>uty beat a hasty retreat, leaving the
>ody of the marshal on the porch.
Sheriff Aiderson immediately went
o the scer.e of the shioting, deputiz
ng a dozen citiz ns to asist him.
lundrecds of pe.pl:e gAtlaered near
shiuan's 11n e and for turee hours
vatenied the b.ttl. Five haudred
1ots. were poured into the large t,vo
tory house. Sa.ipman repl,'ing from
vindows. cellar-way and door. The
ire coln)eLy were e.L1:. oat and
btnes May volunteered to put a hose
u the cellar ai', drown Snimna'i out.
~Iay accmplished his work. Wit Ship
nan tirei upon id.n iruin t.,: cellar,
:ausinig h".n to rei re:t.
About 11 o'clo.k :Dipman appeared
Lt a window and rifty shots were fired
tt him. It then became quiet inside
tnd Shipman's body was found on the
loor full of bullets. Only a high wind
rom a direction that would have car
ded the flames'to the town prevented
,he buildings from being fired.
A Sad Story.
A special to The State from Smoaks.
n Colleton county, on Friday last gave
;his information: "The body of an
inknown white man was found by
>ome negroes in a secluded spot near
,his place Tuesday evening late. He
lad been dead for some time and, was
iot recognizable, having been very
adly disfigured by buzzards, and it
,as by means of these that he was
round. Magistrate Wilson was noti
ed and on Wednesday held an in
luest. It was learned from the tes
timony taken, that it was the body of
L man giving his name as Henry Bears
tnd who had said he was from Colum
>ia, S. C. He was passing himself as
m preacher, and from conversation held
ith him. it was evident that his
hind was unbalanced. Dr. J. M.
Strickland held the post mortem ex
Lmination, but could find nothing to
;how that he had met with a violent
leath. The finding of the jury was
that he came to his death from causes
2nknown to the jury, but that their
delief was that his death was from
:atural causes, as there was no evi
ence of foul play. The community
is very much wrought up over the
;hastly find, and an effort will be
made to find out mtore of this man."
The State says Sunday "all mystery
surronding the matter was dissipated
when the grief-stricken mother of the
victim was seen. She lives here in the
ill district. Henry Bears was rear
ed in Hollow Creek township in
Lexington county. He was 35 years
f age. lie was first married about
ight or nine years ago, and lost his
wife and child. Then he married again
ad some time ago his second wife left
him and went to the bad. She is now
somewhere in this city. Her conduict
unbalanced the youang man's mind and
e became intensely religious. lHe went
to preaching and preached here for a
while. A bout four weeks ago he left
here announcing his intention to walk
through the State preaching from~
loor to door. This was wvhat lie was
:oing in Colleton county when death
came and ended his pitiable career.
He was always a Christian and a sober,
industrious man, standing well with
all who knew him." It is supposed
that the unfortunate mnan was men*
The following Scholarships will be
awarded by the South Carolina Fed.
eration of Women's Clubs:
Converse College-Five Scholarships,
each valued at $100 a year, for foul
years academic work in College.
Presbyterian College for Women
Columbia. S. C.-One Scholarship val'
ued at $I00 a year, for four years aca
Semic work in College.
Winthrop College-Two Scholar
;hips in regular course, one of free tu
tion for four years. the other a loan
cholarship from President Johnson,
tmounting to $30 per year for fou:
Greenville College for Women-One
cholarsh ip of free tuition.
Chicora College-Greenville, S. C.
:)ne Scholarship of free tuition.
Mrs. Ida M. Lining's Training
school for Kindergartners-Charles
ton, S. C.-Two Scholarships of free
The South Carolina Kindergarter
ssociation Training School-Charles
son, S. C. One Schoiarship of free tu
Mrs. I. A. Smith's School for Young
Ladies-Charleston, S. C.-One Schol
irship of free tuition. Examination
Alumno Club School of D)omestic
science-Louisville, Ky.-One Schol
Lrship of free tuition.
Miss Ida McCullough's School for
Tirls-Walhalla. S. C.--One Scholar
ship of free tuition.
The examinations for these Scholar
;hips will be held in each county July
[th and 12th. All applicants must
ile their names before July 4th with
Mis~s Louisa B. Poppenheim,
Chairman Educational Dept. S. C.
Federation of Women's Clubs. 31
Meeting Street, Charleston, S. C.
Got Her Baby Back.
Thirty thousand miles traversed in
earch of her kidnapped baby and the
inal recovery of the child in Madras,
[ndia. has been acomplished by Mrs
~Iarioni Thornton Egbert, a Chicago
'oman. Part of the time in the dlis
uise of a nun. Mrs. Egbert hunted
r almost two years over America
ind Europe, spending tho'usands of'
ollars in the pursuit of her daughter.
he little girl was kidnapped by her
ather, D~r. J. W. Egbert, who came
o Chicago all the way from India to
;ain his child. The abduction took
)lace at 55th street and Madison
ivenue on the afternoon of September
. 1900. The news of the recovery
)t the child was received here Sunday
ron Mrs. Egbert.
The Assistant Postmaster General
Iadden has issued a notice that on
nd after August 1 postal cards treat
d by enameling, bronzing or other
:ong nmroce wil n o be-rcognized.
Mrs. Whyte-"She learned to speak
French in six weeks." Mr. Whyte
"I wonder how long it will take the
folks over in France to learn to un
derstand her."-Summerville Jour
Easily Explained.-"I wonder why
the baby cries so much," said the
young mother. "That's easy," an
swered the bachelor uncle. "Why is
it ?" demanded the mother. "Because
it is a baby," replied the uncle.-Chi
The Humorous Cannihal.-"If you
in:r:d c dine on us." <-ueried t.he
* .r, . mariner. "why did - you
t : '.it a fsilla: ?" "'. Because
.. : - 1ppp.r our food before
... - . ried the cannibal.
1 W :::.. i. : ie:-ord.
1 s !':.:lr.-Mrs. Gaddie-"My hus
h:, Mr\ s-> ..: pshcd. His buttons are
f:..,-: e:.; c' Mrs. Goode (se
verely)--ierhapsthey are not sewed
on proprely." Mrs. 'Gaddie--"That's
just it. lie's awful careless about
his sewinr."-Pliiladelphia Press.
Mrs. Wiggins-"If woman were
given the credit she deserved, I .on't
think man would be quite so pri
nent in the world's history." Mr.
W.-"I think you're right. If she
could get all the credit she wanted
he'd be in the workhouse."-Pear
"Good morning, sir," said the so
journer in Jayville; "have you got.
any porpoise shoe laces?" "No, I
ain't, Smarty!" promptly replied the*
storekeeper; "think yer funny, don't
ye?" "Eh?" "Oh! I know what;Y
porpus is, an' it don't wear no
City Hunter-"I see you don't al
low shooting on your farm." Farm
er-"Oh, never mind that sign. It
only applies to my neighbors. They
hit what they shoot at. Hunt :ovr
the farm as much as you. want. to,
and if you hit that brindle bull in
the. south pasture I'll make. .a reason -
able settlement."-Indianapolis New
Deep-Sea Mine Found.
Capt. Strand, of the Santa Ana,
which has just arrived at Port Town
send. Wash., reports having' found a
Jeep sea mine of unusual richness.
When he weighed anchor at. Nome a
considerable quantity of .mud' was'
brought out, and some of the miners
aboard prospected it with .the result.
that several small nuggets of gold
were jou::d. the largest of -which was
worth one dollar. The Santa Ana as'
arwhored one sud a quarter miles from
shore in tix fathoms of w:ter, and the;
captain expressed the opinion .-that
with a deep sea dredge a large amount:
cf gold could be secured.
Homicide in Augusta::.
A special from Augusta say com
meat on one homicide had- not sub
sided before Augusta was stirred by
another. Sunday night talk of ethe
Norris-Williams affair has given place
to discussion of tfte shooting otfosiph
W. Trommerhauser, of Summelle
cousin of Police Ottcer Trommerville,
suburb of Augusta. For several days
Trommerbauser has been drinkingend
Sunday afternoon tired at amero'mo
man with a rifle. Constable aie
learning that he was at home,wetp
arrest him. Trojmmerhauser-*astst~
ting by an open window., and paw the
oticer approaching. and as he ineated.
the house Trommernauser.eacled Z1dr
his rifle and leveled it at the ~ofer.
Hackel, seeing the rii., qiickly dr'ew
his revolver and tired thirough the win
dow at Trommerhauser, the bbullet
striking the latter att the base of the.
chin, passing up through the -brain,.
killing him instantaneously. Hacke1l
surrendered to county detectives andte
was to be given a preliminary Moffday.~'
Trommierbauser was generally, very
quiet and peaceful except when drink~
ing, when lie was unruly and- fussy.'
Butler Kinard Bu:-ned.
A special from Newbery says Sun
day afternoon news was received that
the house on Mr. H. H. Evacs' place,
several miles f rom that town, had been
destroyed by tire. Upon'inv~estigation
it was found that Mr. Butler Kinard,
the only occupant, had been burned
up in the house. Several gentlemen
from Newberry went out, with the
coroner but the correspondent wasma
able to learu the verdict of the jui'.
Rumors are afloat to the effect that
the old man was robbed and murdered
and the house burned. Conflicting:
stories were told by the hands on ted
place about the time the fire occulired.
SNAKEs AND WHISKEY-The editor
of A merican Medicine ruthlessly.
smashes a long established theory..
Hie says: "There is not on record an
authenticated case of snake bitecure
by whiskey. Plenty of individuals
bitten while under the- influence of
whiskey have died, and large amounts
of alcohdl have -failed to save ,life
in many cases. Only about one in six
of those bitten by venomous dies. The'
remaining five are cured by anything
they happen to have taken Stimula
tion is very excellent, but the -giving
of wvhiskey to drunkenness by lower
ing the restive vitality hasundoubted
1y been a causative factor in. many
death supposedly from snakes bites
that would otherwise not have occur-.
ed." Thus perishes another popular
illusion and with it the correlated
utility of both snakes and whiskey.
GOOD ADvICE-A leading farmer
makes these timely remarks: "With
cotton at 7 cents this fall it will-take
two pounds to pay for one pound.--of
bacon and about 17 pounds of cotton
to pay for one bushel of corn. Surely
at these prices the farmer can never
expect to be anything but daown trod
den. Now farmers. let's. see if we
can't do a little better this year. Say
our grass and raise more supplies at
home, thus removing our smokehouse
from the west to our doors and in the
end we will h~e better off."
IT is almost a forgotten fact that;
we once had in this country a politic:.
party of anti-Masons. This anti-Mn
sonic party had a ticket in the tield a
the presidential election of 1832. Wu>
iam Wirt of Maryland was its candia
date for president and Amos Ellmak"
of iPennsvlvania its candidate for v1.
prsient. This ticket of the an~
Masons carried one State (Vermoli'
thus getting seven electoral votes.
Frightened by the rushing of ft
automobiles and the blare of th..:
horns a horse ran away at Readii..
Mass., dashed through the gates -.
the railway crossing and an expr
train strtick the team, killing alh .y
and seriously injuring another boyrw
the owner of the team. The autom;'
b~ilies crossed the t-racks safely :.l
rushed on throughu the town wit!:- .:
a pause.. Tne~ police at once sent .
an alarm to all nearby places with
request that the persons driving .a