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\ Tich Shill VI ale'
'A rich man who had no children.
proposed to his poor nrghbor who
had seven, to t-ike one o: them, and
promised, if the parents would con
sent, thi.t he wud i"'ve them prop
erty enough to make themselves and
their other Six chil cmotb
Which shall it be? Which shal it be
I looked at John-John looked at me.
And when I found that 1 must speak.
My voice seemed strangely low aud
"Tell me again what Ilobert said:
And then I listeniner. heart my heau.
This is his letter:
"I wil! give
A house and land while .wu shall live,
If. in return, frina out your seven,
One child to me for aye is given.
I looked at John's old garments worn:
I thought of all that he had borne.
Of pcverty. and work. and care.
Which 1, though willing. coula not
I thcught of seven 'Ling mouths to
Of seven little children's need,
And then of this.
"Come, John," said I.
"We'll choose among them as they lie
Asleep," So, walking hand in hand.
Dear John and I surveyed our band.
First to the cradle lightly stepped,
Where Lillian, the baby, slept.
Softly the father stooped to lay
His rough hand down in a loving way.
When dream or whisper made her stir,
And huskily he said: Not her"
We stooped beside the trundle bed.
And one long ray of lamplight shed
Athwart the boyish faces there,
In sleep so beautiful and fair.
I saw on James' rough red cheek,
A tear undried. Ere John could speak.
'.He's but a baby, too." said I.
And kissed him as we hurried by;
Pale, patient Robbie's angel face,
Still in his sleep bore suffering's trace.
"No, for a thousand crowns not him."
He whispered, while our eyes were
Poor Dick: bad Dick! our wayward
Turbulent, restless, idle one
Could he be spared? Nay. He who
Bid us befriend him to the grave:
Only a mother's heart could be .
Patient enough for such as he:
"And so," said John, "1 would not
To take him from her bedside prayer.
Then stole we softly up above,
And knelt by Mary, child of love.
"Perhaps for her 'twould better .be.
I said to John. Quite silently
He lifted up a curl that lav
Across her cheek in wilful way,
And shook his head; "Nay, Love, not
The while m - eart beat audibly.
Only o ore, our eldest lad
y and truthful, good and glad.
So like his father. "No, John, no:
I cannot, will not, let him go."
And so we wrote in courteous way,
We could not give one child away.
And afterward toil lighter seemed,
Thinking 'of that of which we dreamed.
Happy in truth that not one face
'Was missed from its accustomed place:
Thankfnl to work for all the seven,
- Trusting the rest to One in Heaven.
THE COTTON OUTLOOK.
High Prices are Predicted Even With
a Large Crop.
In conversation on Thursday with
a Reporter of The State Mr. T. H.
Wannamaker, one of the largest cot
con dealers in tils State made the fol
lowing prediction in reference to the
cotton outlook: "One peculiarity
about the cotton business is that by
mutual consent all the men who are en
gaged in it, are permitted to enter
tain positive convictions and to ex
press their views quite emphatically
on all occasions, and should one's
judgment prove wrong ten times to
one that it is right, everybody 1s ex
*pected to see the correct guess, and
never mention the prophecies that
failed to materalize.
"You have of course forgotten
those bearish views expressed by me
list fall, and I now rise to remark
that the developments in the cotton
trade the present season have aston
"Had it been admitted in the early
part of the season that the crop
wrould approximate 11,000,000 bales,
it would have been conceded without
argument, that 9 cents would be a
-full price for cotton. We know that
the crop will fall very little short of
'11,000,000, if it does not exceed it,
yet the consumption has been on such
an enormous scale that we practi
cally have a famine, and strict mid
dling cotton is easily worth 13 1-2
cents, in spite of the fact that mil
lions of spindles are idle, as the re
sult of short supplies. This condition
makes the progress of the growing
ci-op of supreme interest to dealers
and'spinners alike. There must be a
fileld of eleven and a half million bales
of cotton in the minimum, or a con
- inued curtailment of consumption.1
*ift prices are to be kept within reason
able bound's the coming season.
'"The acreage is the largest on re
cord by probably, 3 to 4 per cent. and
the consumption of fertilizers is also
greater than ever before. Abnor
mally low temperature and excessive
. rains throughout the belt, were very
unfavorable for cotton up to about
the middle of June. Since that time
hiowever, the conditions have been
quite favorable, and with continued
good seasons and a late fail, a large
crop mnay reasonably be expected.
The crop however is one to three
weeks late through the entire belt.
and the chances rather favor .a mod
erate yield. The crop is now passing
through a most critical period, and
the next six weeks will largely deter
mine the yield. We must have plen
kV of moisture through the month of
August, and should drought develop
over any extensive area, there would
b3 a sensational advance in the newt
A conressed Murderer.
Harman Truman Coates, who was
committed to jail at Richmond, Va.,~
for 10 days for drunkenness and who
h is been wandering in the south for
over a year, has confessed to the po
lice authorities that he Is a murderer.
The crime, according to his confession
was committed at Spring Valley. N.
Y., May 19, 1902, and the victim was
Louis Hull of that town. A telegram
from Spring Vailey received today
e .niirms the story. Coates says h
w s born in Patterson. N. .J. H e
posed a~s an umbreiia mender while
Lightning struck S..i. Walters aw,
mill near Grand Bay. Ala.. Tuesday~
afternoon, causing the ) siler to ex
plode. William Carter. Alfred W~ashi
ington and Lewi:; Johnson, negroes,
were killed. Calvin Forte. wvhite was~
badly scalded anid will die. T( wo ther
white men were less seriously injured.
T HE STATE FAIR.
Let Ev'rybody Heip to Make it . A
GNi- a Snt
a tre'k hatve beent in S
*. T he farmers of the a
~:t-- are ta:diio a aret interest in
*I' -rock a:;d poult rv exhibitions and i
:ll wlint l be ~ a fll one. t
he r:i l colitte is determined ti
at hIr. trC at tLhe Fair will not
)' the ea.'- Colm[bia is particula: e:
v interl eted in horse ilesh just no- it
in1 the autoek at the Fair grounds o
:.sre to be full tiIs year when the a
>nies are ready to run. Lo
There will be no carnival this year s
;v the Elks, as the rule of the great ii
rder now forbids such festivity, but
h!e Chamber of Commerce will en- il
liavor to arrange an attraction and
;treet show that will eclipse the (ne of t
ast year. There will be side shows. v
tree band concerts. a floral parade. a f
onfetti battle, and a handsome ball. i:
rhe State ball will be of course, the
oremier social event of the week, but c
there are already proposed several pri- t
ate entertainments of an extensive c
nature. The students of the South i
Carolina College will give a german s
nd there will he a cotillion also. '
The secretary will open his ofice in a
Columbia on the first Monday preced- h
ing the Fair and will he ready to re- s
cord all entries. This year the gates a
ill be opened at 9 a. m. and the 1
uilding will h closed at 5 in the af
ternoon, thus diverting the attention c
f the crowds to the street shows in i
he heart of the city.1
All exhibits must be on the grounds
An or before the 2th of Octoner. The f
society will refund all freight charges e
paid by exhibitors living in the State, I
)n exhibits raised or produced in South p
Carolina, provided such exhibits are t
;hipped at the lowest reduced rate t
tnd prepaid. t
The Southern Express company, i:
from points within its territory, will t
:harge for fancy poultry and pet stock v
:ouble merchandise rates, which must v
be prepaid. If the certificate of the r
secretary is obtained that the same
has been on exhibition. no charge will a
be made for return to original ship- o
All exhibits sent by freight or ex- t
press must be prepaid and plainly i.
marked "Secretary St-ate Fair, Columi- p
bia, S. C.," and in addition must have c
the shipper's name and address on j
them to insure their return. Unless c
:hese instructions are compiled with f
:he society will not undertake to re
turn the exhibits. Immediately after T
;hipping the exnibits notify the secre
Jary and send him the bill of lading
r express receipts, that all exhibits I
nay be looked after with the transpor
The otlicers of the Fair association
'or 1903 are:
P 'residYnt--R. P. Ilamner, Jr.. Ila- S
President Pro Tem--.J. Wash Watts, f
Vice Presidents-A.T. Smy'the. Firsta
ongressional district, Charleston: It. t
B. Watson, Second congressional dis- c
~rict~tidge Spring:T. S. Kinard, Third lj
:ongressional district, Ninety-Six: .J.
~ash Watts. Fourth congressional
cant, Fif1th conigrressional distriet,
hester: B. F. Williamson, Sixth con
rressional district, Darli ngton: G. A.a
~uignard, Seventh congressional dis
~rict, Columbia. i
Executive Committee- -M. L. Don
Ldson. Greenville: A. Porter Hlaskell, -
Clumbia: John D. W. Watts, Lau-S
ens: J. E. Wannamaker. St. Mat
thews; J. F. Mobley, Winnsboro; 1re
ill Jones. Rock Hill: W. G. Hlinson,
Charleston: J. J. Browning, Sedalia;
R. M. Pegues, Cheraw: C. F. Moore,
Bennettsville: JI. II. Wharton, Water- e
oo: D. F. Eiird, Lexington; J. W. S
Secretary-A. W. Love, Chester.
Assistant Secretary-J. M. Cantey,I
Treasurer-A. Gamewell LaMotte,
General Superintendent. - D. F. c
fird, Lexington.-The State.
HERE'S HOW TO KISS. u
An Alleged Expert's Instruction to 1
Those of Less Practice. t
Thousands upon thousands of welli
educated people go through life and t
never learn the art of kissing, an ac- e
complishment in our experience worth c
more than all the learning of the s
.reat Sanhedrim. Very true, people d
so extract some pleasure out of a kiss, e
but they never feel that blissful rap-i
ure that tingles and dances along t
very nerve from the medulla oblon- t
ata to the very terminal of the great c
Every son of fallen humanityshouldi c
feel and know the ecstatic joy. The s
following rule is freely given to all
those who have blundered over a sim- r
plc little kiss. It is absurd to think how
few people perform kissing correctly. t
All men of sentiment read carefully: j:
It makes not a particle of dill'erence
vheter your girl is young or old, r:
Lomely or beautiful. low or tall, thick i
Jr thin, the only absolute requisite is c
ove. To make the kiss a success she a
must lend a helping hand and noti
odge, or squeal as if she objected.i
Not a word must be spok-en. Nevery
e in a- hurry-haste mars everything. i
Put your right arm over her-left
houder and clasp her right hand
with your left. The right arm must
iow slide slowly down her back to
aer waiste-but don't be in a hurry.
Send a little thrill down your arm,
mrtd press her closs to your heart. c
Look lovingly into her eyes and bend ~
our head till your lips almost touch jI1
:is-till you feel her soft balmy d
breath. Let your mustache sweep (
lightly across her lips by way of pre- t
liminary-but do not hurry'. Aim I
fairly and hit squarely. Let the four l
lips come softly together and smack,
so to speak, into the sweetest homo - r
geneousness. Look terlervy into her 1:
uptured eyes while everyv tend~on,. s
muscle and uerve quivers with delight t
ad fancy bathes her plumage ini a 1
sea of bliss and soars through an at -
misphere redolent If joy where every
passion and appetite inheriited in
A dam's fail is retined and puritied and
all is swallowed up in love-and y'ou a
are a natural horn idiot if vou hurry c
now. -Johnnie (G., in The Athenian. I
A wvell wisher is (Inc wihl invests s
his c'oi o in o1li Ianrds.
The less wit a man has the more
thers many appreciate it. t
The wil i the people disinherits
a good mny candidat-s.
Eve's fondness for apples was a
mighty good thing for tailors and t
A BOY LED ASTRAY.
te Sa! Srcry of Young South; Caro
rian in Georala.
A man named Cleveland
:ci- from this state lies in the jail
;p)tal in Atlanta dan t:iy
n as a' result of :U! a to
b a drug store ,:ay or s a.
rod and a professitnal er'ok namecd
chifldt were seen to enter the store
rd the proprietor tired upon them,
ounding Wood severely. Schmidt
rid Wood were both taken to ,jail and
.e latter':; father, who lives in Edge
eCld. read ef the affair in the papers.
ir. Wood is a poor man, having
even children, and has a hard time
making ends meet, but the ladies
Atlanta hearing of his condition,
ad feeling sorry for the boy who has
een led a;:rav, have interested them
lves and will endeavor to keep the
uy out of the penitentiary. The
.tanta Constitution of Wednesday
i speaking of Mr. Wood's visit says:
When the story of L. E. Wood's
rip to Atlanta to see his burglar son
as read sympathy for the distressed
Itlier caused several ladies to take an
iterest in the case and they will assist
Food in his elforts to get his son out
f trouble and take him back to his
ome in South Carolina. The ladies
alled at the tower Wednesday morn
ig and were present when father and
n met. The jailor states that when
ood saw his son, wounoed and ill
nd lying across a cot in the Tower
ospital, and knew that he had been
lot down as a criminal and was held
s a felon, he broke down and wept
ke a child.
"My son, my poor boy." he cried
ut. "was it for this that I held you
a my arms when you were a babe and
)oked after you all these years?"
The prisoner turned his face away
rom his grief-stricken parent, and his
yes, too, were filled with tears. The
idies who went to the Tower and
romised Wood to do what they could
D help bim keep his son from a long
rm in the penitentiary, stated that
hey did not wish to be placed in the
ght of persons trying to thwart jus
ice.but believing young Wood was the
ictim of an outlaw and a crook, they
anted him to be given a chance to
"It is for the sake of his old father
nd mother that we have interested
urselves in the case," they said, "and
re believe that boy, if given a chance
return home, will never be caught
i such a scrape again." Wood is a
oor man and has a family of eleven
hildren. He has very little money,
ut says lie will spend the last cent he
an raise on earth to keep his son
_om becoming a convict.
BACCO FARMERS DESPONDENT
niess Prices Improve Many Will
Drop Its Cultivation.
The Florence Limes says the pre
mt condition in the tobacco market
as greatly depressed the tobacco
Lrers, and it is not to be wondered
t. If reports from other towns are
> be relied on few if any market ex
pt Florence has more than one
uyer, the representative of the
.mericani Tobacco company. Flor.
ce has her usual crops, but prices
ere are nothing like what they were
ist year, which wvas a phenominal
ear. Last year, when tobacco was
t the h'ighest it had ever been known
ithis section speculators laid in large
ocks which they cannot now unload.
'le pric~es this year really offer
peculators a good chance, but having
en burned last year they keep their
ngers off of it. The Dillion '.orres
endent of the Columbia State writ
ag his paper says: The St?4'p'.. stalt
orrespondent in a letter fron.Mullins
uhocs the sentiment oQ. this entire
action. Tobacco growgrs are simply
aralyzed. A single, instance will
Istrate: A gentlemen who was in
arested in three barns of tobacco that
ere -sold by his tenants here on last
'uesday told your correspondent that
he harvesting, curing and marketing
the lot of tobacco cost $30. The
et proceeds from the sale were $27,
iving notuing for land rent, guano
or time and labor expended during
ie long hot days and nights required
> make and harvest the crop. The
igh prices of last season induced
any experienced farmers to try a
ar or two: others increased their
creage'. a few, very few secretly let
severely alone, when they saw that
he market would practically be under
ontrol the next season of the A meri
an Tooacco company and it will be
ery hard if not impossible to in
c such men to plant another hill
f tobacoo. One such lesson as is now
2 evidence is enough. With prices
hat wo'uld pay for the cultivation or
baco had become an important in
ustry, it gave protitable employment
thousand besides putting into cir
ula-tion a large volume or cash at a
ason when without it money has
*een conspicuous for its absence. The
sult will be a return to the old
tand by-cotton-which snaps its
gers at trusts and combines and
as so far defeated every attempt to
corner it," and besides it's the lazy
ian's crop. IIe can plant it any time
rom March to June, go in the field
casionally and look at it promising
working next week go fishing, hunt
ag or frolicing then knocked about
Sa little and in spite of it all, it
elds more than lhe generally gathers
by Christ mas.
The Toy Pistol Pest.
Chicago has taken up in earnest the
ery important question of toy pistols.
Ln ordinance is pending in the coun
il of that city which is intended to
lop the use and sale of the pestiferous
ttle weapon by means of which hun
reds of boys are killed every year. In
hicago about 15 deaths caused by
y pistols have taken place since the
'ourth of July, and others will doubt
ss follow in Pittsburg about half as
1anv victims have perished in this
ian'nr In the small city of Wilkes
arre, in the anthracite coal regior,
ix fatal cases of lockjaw have beert
raced to this summer's crop.-af toy
istl wounds. Cincinnati an:l Cleve
md have had the same expeerice.,
nd sc. it goes through the country.
s the toy pistols do no good any
dere. there oughtt to be- no doubt
out the passage of the pending Chii
ago ordinance or the enactment of
ke legislation in other places. .At
est the pistols are a publtie nuisance,
~d at worst they cause terrible de
trueon of life. Hoys who die of
'ckjaw are in agony long before the
id of the deadly disease. Many of
hem are bright and promising lads,
nd their lives are well worth saving.
Harsh measures are not always best
-as the woman who m?arries a man
u reform him is apt to. discover to
A Financial Problem.
It is stated that the President wi'
call an early session of congress in Nc
vember to discuss and if p'.ssible sc
tle the inancial question. The Presi
dent has been confabbing -with the
uromvinient mermbers of h party for
'ths seeking a lution for a 2eS- i
ton. hic i wet have been told thous
andis of times was settled by the last 1
two presidential elections. When Mr.
W. J.. Uryan declared that the coun- V
try needed more money to conduct 1
the business of the country, the Re- 1
publican party and their allies, the
gold bug Democrats, insisted that the 1
country was abundantly supplied with s
money for all needful purposes. Now ii
President Roosevelt and the leading b
Republican politicians and papers aie a
clamoring for a more elastic currency t
to conduct the business of the coun- ?
try. The main question to be de
cided is whether the government or d
the banks shall issue the new curren- ti
cy. Those who seem to be posted on b
Republican politics says there will be a a
great battle over the matter, but we f
will wager a last year's bird's nest t
that the banks will win, and will be t
given the right of managing the finan- c
ces of this great country. 0
In commenting on this demand on
the part of Republican politicians for s
more money, Mr. Bryan in The Com- 1
moner well says: "It is less than seven r
years since we were told, in the cam- 1
paign of 1896, that we had plenty of f
money in the country and did not t
need any more. Since that time the a
volume o1 money has been increased a
over five hundred millions, and yet
money is still so scarce that the finan- f
ciers insist upon the loaning of all sur- t
plus money to the banks in order to a
keep business going-this, in addition V
to the asset currency defended by the
same arguments." S
Speaking on the same line a Ne- 1
braska banker says: "The silver dol- if
lar which we condemned had nearly 9
fifty cents' worth of silver in it, but a
the asset currency which they pro
pose may be absolutely worthless. I1
left the Democratic party to protect 1
the country from bad money. Is the t
Republican party going to reward me e
with an asset currency, which is in- c
finitely worse than silver?" This y
banker evidently thinks that he has a
been the victim of misplaced confi- t
dence, and is honest enough to confess t
The Augusta Chronicle says: Mean- t
while, the undigested and indigestible t
securities are in dry dock and the t
shrinkage of Wall street securities is
estimated at over one billion of dol
lars, on the stock exchange. The
New York merchants, hotel-keepers,
champagne dealers, jewelers, art sa
loon proprietors and captains of lu3-.
ury are bewailing the forced economy
of brokers' speculations and the s e~ly
bitten rich, who spend freely whenlthe I
goose honks high. The money qpes
tion evidently is never settled.. Like 1
the poor, it is always with us.. Presi
dent Roosevelt may be monkeying
with a buzz-saw."
Stick to the Doctors:
Medical Talk, a monthly publica
tion of Columbus, Ohio, is inaking a
hot fight on the doctors. We do not
know what the. circulation of the
journal is but ithas every appearance
of enjoying -Marge patronage and in
ruence. Its~object, as stated in cin
editorial ima recent issu~e is to give1
the peope-instruction in hygiene ald
medicine and keep them from allow
ing the doctors to make victims of
thr:in experimental ways. It seems
tha~ the object is also . to encourage:
thie use of patent medicines and dis-1
iourage the employment of physici
Hecre is an extract from one of its
editorials: "There are many urgent ]~
reasons why the people ought to
know what the doctors are doing. 4
They ought to know all about it. U.n
like the lawyers and artists and chem-1
ists, the doctors are asking for legis
lation that vitally affects the home. I
The day is past when the people can 1
afford to ignore what the doctors arei
talking about and trying to do. The
doctors are asking for laws which will
give them authority to enter the home
andi compel the people to submit to1
surgical operations to take medicine
that they are unwilling to use. The
doctors are asking for laws whicb
would refuse burial to people who died <
ander the treatmentiof certain schools 4
or physicians until the services of the]
coroner have been called upon. The
doctors are asking for Jaws which i
make it ditlicult, if not impossible for
people to obtain proprietory remedies
in which they have learned to have
confidence. In fact the doctor has
entered the home forcibly and is un
dertaking to do by legislative enact
ment what he has found himself un
abe to accomplish by winning the
couidence of the people. The regular
college made doctor has failed to con
vince the people that he is any better
able to combat diseases than many
peoble who have not been to college."
The Florence Timies says: "there
can be nothing in the world more vi
cious or dangerous than people trying
to doctor themselves and their fami
lies with drugs the composition of
which they know nothing and the af
feet of which is the riskiest experi
meit that could be tried. We do not
condemn patent or proprietory medi
cines, but we do think that they
should be used with caution and only
when somebody else in whom one can
have confidence has experimented
with them and learned their effects.
Te country is tiooded with proprie
tory medicines of all sorts. Those
which establish themselves and win
the confidence of the people have doz
ens of immitations which are often
pahned off orn the unwary. It would
surprise the average citizen to know
ow many patent medicine tiends
there were through the country, peo
pie who rui their health by pouring
all kinds of new drugs into their sys
temi. There is but one safe way to
fuse drugs and that is under the di
rection of som~ebody who knows." If
you are sick mhe surest and only safe
way is to stiek to the. doctors. They
have been with us for Io these many
years., -aud while, like the balance of
us, they da not know everything, they
are mighty handy to have about
when our loved ones are sick.
IMills Shut Down.
A dispatch from Whittinsville.
Mass., says a large part of the cotton1
mnufrcturing industry in that see
tion will suspend operations on Aug.
t for one week with the cutlook point
ing to further gradual curtailment in
several mills after resumption of vw.ori
on Aug. 10. Notices announcingth
:sbut-down wore posted by four of the
largest companies Thursday. It is
thought the decision to close was in
accordance with an agreement among
~certain of the New EnTgland mills
treasurers to decrease the production
during August on account of the
Prominent Aliken County Fae
Takes His Own Life.
A dispatch from Aiken to The State
.ys. Mr. Arthur W. Uushmian shot
rid killed himself at his houn, eight
iles nortneast of Aiken, 'ri lay
orning at 3 o'clock. Mr. Cushmnan
.as one of the most prominent men
Aiken county and had hosts of
lends throughout the State. He
,as a member of the legislature from
698 to 1900 and was a candidate for
ierifi of Aiken county in 1900. Be
ig defeated in this race he moved
is family to Texas, where he lived
bout. nine months and then returned
> his home county, where he has been
Irming ever since.
Mr. Cushman has been very despon
ent for some time owing to several
nancial reverses. He was very am
itious and could not bear defeat in
ny manner. His family have known
r some time that he was continually
rooding over either real or imaginary
roubles and they have watched him
lsely and kept all tire arms, etc.,
t of his way.
Thursday one of Mr. Cushman's
>ns went hunting and on returning
ft his gun in his room. Friday
corning Mr. Cuslanan locked himself
l the room and wrote a note to his
imily, giving instructions as o his
urial, and placi.ng the shotgun
gainst his heart pulled the trigger
nd killed himself' instantly.
Mr. Cushman has been very success
1 with his farm and all thought
iat his worries would case. He was
man 51 pears of age, liked by all
rho knew him, and by his death
.iken county has lost one of her
Launchest citizens. Mr. Cushman
ayes a wife, three daughters and
>ur sons, who axe all prostrated with
rief at the trag c death of the kind
nd loving husband and father.
Mr. Cushman had threatened to kill
imself two weeks ago. At this time
e stated that there was nothing else
> do. His contidant and friend talk
d to him at.the time and tried to en
ourage him, telling him that there
as no need to do violence to himself
s he was doing well and could get all
he financial aid he needed. - It was
bought then that Mr. Cushman had
een dissuaded from his purpose, but
he result Friday morning shows that
he idea of self-destruction had taken
>oo. rm a hold upon his mind.
ar Woad of Stufr Taken Charge of
A special from Columbia to the Au
sta Chronicle says: revenue ofticers
ere seized a carload of corn whiskey
aturday afternoon believed to have
een assigned to, a local dealer. The
izure was made on request of the
ollector of internal revenue of Geor
ia and will be held until an investi
ation now being made is completed.
'he .stutt passed through here some
ime ago being consigned from Spen
er, N. C., to Savannah, Ga., which is
he way local dealers work, making
he shipment interstate and safe from
he hands of the constables. The con
tables, however, got busy with the
nternal revenue otlice in Georgia and
when. the car came back Saturday the
evenuie ollice here was requested by
:he Georgia otlice to -hold the car.
'he dealer here finding the ear
vratched so closely had it billed to
marlotte, N. C., but the t rain was
;topped at Blanding street station and
be car seized. It contained 165 kegs
~ach holding 4 ~7-8 gallons of corn
thiskey valued at about $1.50 a gal
on. The revenue otticers here will
old: it until- the ollicers at Spencer,
. C., where the car originated, as
erain whether the government tax
s paid or not and if not it will be con
iscated. If it has been paid the stuff
,ill be released, as the government
ias nothing to~ do with the state's
w. Meanwhile the constables will
t lose sight of the car a-s long as it
in this state and the local dealer is
iimpy out a carload of whiskey,
onstable Careton this morning re
,orted to Chief Hammett that he had
eized the distillery run by .. D. Stan
el in Pickens county and about 600
allons of whiskey. Stansell was
~aught taking whiskey from the gov
~rnment warehouse for illegal pur
oses and as the government gauger
iolated the law in letting him have
t, he will be prosecuted by the United
JNCINGS NIORTE ANTD SDUT H
tatistics that~ Show the H~abit Is
Spreading in the North.
The New York World prints statis
ics which sho)w an increase of lynch
ngs in the North and a decrease in
Lynchings for seven months of 1803:
3-white 6, colored 47: .North 9,
Lynchings in 1902: 96-white 9,
~olored 87 (1 woman): North 9, South
The Northern lynchtings of [903 are:
January 1-Andy Clark, colored,
A pril 15-Thomas Gilyard, colored,
A pril 26-Unknown colored, Thebs
May 3i-W. J. Moneyham, white,
May 3-D. M. Malone. white Car
June 6-D~avid F. Wyatt, colored,
June 19-John ]Brown, white, Bad
July 25--John Metcalf, colored,
.July 25-Jamies Wilson, colored,
LYNCHIN~s IN TEN YEAI1s.
85........ .............. 191
[900.............. ........ J15
90 (seven months)... .......... 52
Killed by Liahtningm.
A special dispatch to Tue :state from
ipaitanburg says: During a violent
hiuner storm here Tuesday evenilg
buut 8.30 o'clock Mr. Tillmnan D~uncan
vas instantly killed by a stroke of
ighting. Mr. Duncan was at his,
ome in the western part of the city.
Ie had just finished eating supper,.
nd had started to rise from the table..
ven thxe lightning struck the window
tud he was hurled to the lioor, i~e
vas dead when he was reached by Drs.
eonard and Cudid. Mr. Duncan's
nother, who was at the table with.
m was terribly shocked, but escaped
vithout serious injury. Mr. D~uncanl
GEINERAL NEWS NOTES.
ten Gathered from Various Saurces
by the Newbery Observer.
A specialist, after examining him,
leclares that the oldest son of King
Eter of Servia is a degenerate.
Mrs. Sylvia Landon Dunham of
southington, Conn., celebrated her
103d birthday with a party on Mon
Three boys and a girl were drowned
by the upsetting of a boat in the
aileghany river near Pittsburg, Pa.,
One hundred and twelve new cases
>f typhoid fever have been orlicially
reported to the health bureau at
Pittsburg, Pa., in a week.
Martin Ebelt of Mouut Vernon,
nd., was arrested on Monday on the
charge of murdering his wife. He
Thirteen persons were killed and a
score were injured in a railroad acci
dent at Glasgow, Scotland, on Mon
day. It was an excursion train.
Mrs. Prince Odum of Hattiesburg,
Miss., shot her brother John Rich
four times on Monday, killing him.
The tragedy grew out of a family
A coroner's jury in Chicago on Sun
day rendered a verdict that Miss Della
Ackerman came to her death as the
result of too tight lacing, causing
Mrs. Chas. H. Delauney of Sharps
burg, Md,, was burned to death on
Sunday in trying to start a fire in the
stove with kerosene oil, pouring it
from a can.
Joshua Butler and his wife and baby
were struck by the Black Diamond
express while crossing the Lehigh
Valley railroad near Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
on Sunday and all were instantly kill
Two more men have pleaded guilty
of peonage in the United States court
at Montgomery, Ala. James H. Todd
and Anderson Hardy were sentenced
on Monday to fines of $1,000 each for
Kansas city, Mo., is suffering from
an epidemic of typhoid fever. There
are 300 cases in the city, 79 of them
being in hospital, and there have been
20 deaths. The epidemic is attribut
ed to the effects of the recent floods in
Dr. H. Nelson Jackson and his
chauffeur reach New York city Sun
day morning in an automobile from
San Francisco, Cal., having crossed
the continent in it since the 23d of
May-the trip taking 63 days for the
6,000 miles, resting 19 days by the
Thirty-three women laborers in the
district of Don, Russia, were burned
to death on Saturday in a barn,
where they had rested and locked
themselves in to escape the molesta
tion of the men. So says a St. Peters
burg dispatch to the London Daily
A cigarette manufacturing com
pany of Woonsocket, R. I., has award
ed a prize for 10,000 coupons to a 16
years-old boy, who smoked that num
ber of cigarettes. The company in
sending him the prize remarkel: "If
you smoke 10,000 more you will win a
The aged chief Geronimo and a doz
en of his Apache warriors were bap
tized at Guthrie, Okla., on Sunday by
a Methodist minister. Geronimo was
considered the most bloodthirsty
Indian of his time when be was cap
tured twenty years-ago by Gen. Miles
ad Gen. Law ton.
Augus.t for 32 Years.
The following datascovering a peri
od of 32 years, have been compiled
from the Weather Bureau records at
Charleston, South Carolina, month of
August for 32 years.
Mean or normal temperature, 81 de
The warmest month was that of
1900, with an average of 86 degrees.
The coldest month was that of 1874,
with an average of 78 degrees.
The highest temperature was 100
degrees on August 4th, 1899.
The lowest temperature was 62 de
grees on August 10th, 1879.
Average date on which first "kill
ing" frost occurred in autum, Novem
Average date on which last "kill
ing" frost occurred in spring, March
Average for the month, 7.22 inches.
Average number of days with' .01
of an inch or more, 13.
The greatest monthly precipitation
was 19.18 inches in 1885.
The least montly precipitation was
0.40 inches in 1900.
The greatest amount of precipita
tion recorded In any 24 consecutive
hours was 5.89 inches on August 30th
and 31st, 1885.
CLOUDS AND WEATHER.
Average number clear days, 8; part
l cloudy days, 16; cloudy days, 7.
The prevailing winds have been
from the Southwest, 20 per cent.
The highest velocity of the wind
was 96 miles from the East on August
Station: Charleston, S. 0.
Date of issue: July 23, 19)3.
L. N. Jesunofsky,
~.ocal Forecaster, Weather Bureau.
A New Remedy.
At Pasadena, Cal., Miss Alice Dane
apparently a helpless cripple and de
prisved of perfect speech for many
years, has suddenly had the use of her
imbs and vocal powers restored as the
result of an accident. Miss Dane had
s uffered from spinal trouble and had
o bobble about on crutches and could
carcely speak above a whisper.
While ascending the stairs at her homei
he fell and the last step struck
against her chest. Immediately the
pains from which she had suffered for
many years left and being taken to a
cuch and lying there for a while she
got up and to the surprise of every one
walked about without the aid of
crutches. Many physicians had treat.
ed the case unsuccessfully for years.
Deadly Lightning Flash.
At 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon
three persons were killed and more
than asc~ore injured by lightning at
New Iope Church, Appomator Coun
t, Va. The dead are: Paul Gowen,
Charles Austin and Aubrey Winglield;
while among the more seriously injur
e arc: Eugene Turner, Nathaniel
Morris, Tom Coleman and Napoleon
Patterson. A meeting of the James
Rver Baptist Association was in pro
gess. and a large number of men
too refuge under an awning, near the
blding, when the storm came on.
Ligbt~ning struck a tree in front of
thh:awning, causing the disaster, and
tiroing the great crowd on the
gouds in to a pnic.
That was a brutal murder over in
Aikenst week. The man who com
mitted it should have a speedy trial
SOME TRADE EACTS.
Proportion of South American Com
merce Held by United States.
While Trade with Countries on Car
ibbean Sea Is Fairly Satisfactory
That with Countries Farther
South Is Very Poor Indeed.
The recent departure from Wash
ingon of the special train carrying
the United States and numerous
other delegates to the approaching
Pan-American conference to be heiu
at the City of Mexico lends especial
interest to some figures on the con
merce of the United States with the
territory at the south. which the
treasury bureau of statistics has com
piled for the convenience of the
United States members of that con
gress. The importance of develop
ment of our commerce in this partie
ular direction is pointed out by this
publication, which shows that our
exports have shown less growth to
the countries of Central and South
America than to any other parts oi
'"'he commerce of the United
States with the American countrie2
lying south of her borders," say'
the opening page of this discussiun
"'has long been an object of solicitude
to her statesmen, economists and
business men. With the English
speaking people of American terri
tory lying upon the north her corn
mercial relations have rapidly grown
and proven mutually satisfactory
With those of another language, oc
cupying the contiguous territory at
the south, the growth has been slow
er and less satisfactory, and as the
distance increases the growth de
creases. To British North Americs
the United States supplies 52 per cent
of the total imports for consumption;
to Mexico, equally adjacent, but
speaking another language than ou
own, 40 per cent.; to the Centra'
American states, next removed by
distance, though readily reached by
water and now being tapped by rail
ways, 35 per cent.; to Colombia, a
trifle father removed, but equally ac
cessible by direct water communica
tion, 33 per cent.; to Venezuela
equally accessible, 27 per cent.; t<
the West Indies, which lie in close
proximity, but whiich have been ul
to the pesent time controlled b
commercial nations whose policy it
many cases has been to retain thei
commerce fer their own people, 2t
per cent.; to the Guianas, also readi
ly reached by water, 25 per cent. o
the imports of British Guiana, 1
per cent. of those of Dutch Guian:
and but less than 6 per cent. of thos
of French Guiana.
"Up to this point the study of th,
growth of commerce between th
United States and other Americal
countrie-s is fairly satisfactory. Be
ginning with 52 per cent. of the im
port trade of Canada, 40 per cent
of that of Mlexico, and ranging down
ward along the Gulf of Mexico an<
Caribbean sea, a fairly satisfactor;
share of the commerce of those coun
tries is enjoyed by the people of th
United States; though it will be con
ceded that her people have a righ
to expect a larger share of the com
merce of thecountries lying so nea
at hand. especially in view of the fac
that our purchases from them ar
much larurer than our sales to thenr
Even this somewhat unsatisfactor;
condition of trade with the countrie
bordering upon t'he Gulf of Mexic
and the Caribbean sea is, howeve:
gratifying when compared with th
traffic relations of the United State
with the countries of South Americ
bordering upon the Atlantic and Ps
cific oceans. Of the total imports c
all South America, 87 per cent.
taken by the countries borderin
upon the two oceans,. and but 13 pe
cent. by those upon the Caribbear
On t'he eastern coast of South Ame:
ica we find Brazil importing in 189
goods to the. value-of over $105,000,00&
of which the United States supplie
about 10 per cent.; Uruguay and Pai
agay, $26,000,000, of which our shar
was less than 7 per. cent.; and A:
gentine. $112,000,000, of which abou
10 per cent. was from the Unite
States; while a tour of the Pacifi
coast shows imports into Chili of $38
000,000, Peru $8,500,000, Bolivia S11
600,000 and Ecuador $7,000,000; th
proportion from the United State
averaging about 10 per cent.. Tht
the northern coast of South Amerie:
fronting on the Caribbean sea, in
ports goods to the value of $'26,000
000. of which we supply an average<
25 per cent.; the eastern coast, fron
ing upon the Atlantic, S275,000,00
and the Pacific coast, $80,000,000;<
which our proportion is in each Cal
about 10 per cent.
Automobile Against a BulL
The Biarritz, France, corresponi
et of the New York Herald sayi
Next Sunday there is to be a bu
fight such as has never been see
before. It will be a fight of an ai
toobile against a bull.
Mr. Henry Deutsch, whose Damei
conncted with the prize for aerii
navgati on, will prsd.Mr. Deutsc
when interriewed concerning thi
latest novel plan for demonstratin
the merits of the automobile said
"My opinion is that an automobil
can be used instead of a mounte
picador and if the picador is place
on a swiftly revolving automobi]
the sport might be immense.
"I hold that with a capable chat
feur the automobile could avoid th
charges of the bull. My idea inall thi
Is that as the revolting feature c
bull fighting is the mutilation of th
horse, this could be avoided by th
use of an automobile "
A PLUCKY WOMAN.
Mrs. Sanders will Carry Out Railros
contract of' Her Husband.
The Spartanburg Journal say:
Perhaps thbe pluckiest woman in
this section is Mrs. Sanders, wife
the railroad contractor, Earle Sande
who was killed by an explosion whi
excavating for a new railroad near I
Follette, Tenn, last week. 31
Sanders, at the time of his death, w:
at work upon a railroad contractC
considerable importance, grading an
excavating for a new line in Ea
When the sad news of his deal
reached the home near Cuoens tl
young wife was almost prostrated, hi
after the shock was over she began'1
regain herself and finally her wonde
ful pluck has manifested itself in h
determination to go to Tennessee at
take up her husband's work whe
he left it. Contractor Sanders,
course, was under contract with ti
railroad authorities to perform a ce
tai amount of work and his plucl<
wie wili nlow updertake to carry oi
the contract. Mrs. Sanders le
Wednesa fur Tennessee. TI
!'Doing" Europe in Your Mind.
According to a Cairo contemporary,
persons who wish to let their friends
know that they are "doing" Europe on
a princely scale the while they are liv
ing in retirement for a time need only
apply to an agency in Paris, which Will
undertake to send your letters to prac
tically any place in Europe you may s:
leet and there to have them posted for
you on a: date you may choose. The
demand for such an institution arose
out of the absolute horror the Parisian
of "high life" has of being suspected of
remaining in Paris or its environs in
the bathing season. One feature of thy,
joke is that you can not only get your
letters posted from some distant spot,
but you can get answers received for
you and reposted to your temporary hid
ing place. There are great possibilities
for American travelers in this. Why
not stay in America and "do" Europe?
-New York Tribune.
Insurance Har Its Humor.
An enterprising insurance agent in
duced an Irishman to take out an acci
dent policy for his wife. A few days
later while conversing with a friend in
his otice he was startled to see the
Irishman rush in, brandishing fiercely .
a stout cane.
"Ye rascal!" he yelled, springing to
ward the agent "Ye wanter cheat
Fortunately the enraged man was
disarmed and held fast by the agent's
friend, who was a powerfully built
man. The Irishman, struggling to get
"Let me git at the spalpeen! Think
ov it, chargin' me foive dollars fer an
aeshident ticket fer me ole woman, an'
she jest broke her leg a-fallin' down
shtairs! Wot's the good of the ticket
One- of the most ill founded of all
popular delusions is that blushing is
the special characteristic of the fenmal'
sex. As a matter of fact. except in th.,
case of very young girls, men blush far
more readily than women. The well
bred woman never blushes at all, while
it is a matter of everyday experience
that in the excitement of business or
political discussions men's cheeks red
den with very little provocation- What
ever may have been the case a hun
dred years ago, the modern- woman
shows her emotion not by blushing, but
by turning pale.-Londou Tatler.
Mathematics of Love.
"Margaret," he began, "I have $3,750
in the -bank. I own half interest in a
patent churn company that clears $1,
700 a year. My salary is $20 a week,
with prospects of a raise to $22. I have
an aunt who will leave me twenty-sev
en shares of a railway stock now quot
ed at 53. Tell me, Margaret, will yoU
"Wait," she replied, "till I get a pen
For she never had been good at men
tal arithmetic.-Newark News.
The Baths of Caraala.
The Romans appear to nave been
well off in the matter of bathing places.
In the first and second centuries. In
the baths of Caracalla 1,600 bathers
could be accommodated at one time.
The inclosed area was 360 squate
tyards, but It included a course for foot
racing. The bathing establishment was'
S240 yards In length by 124 wide. The'
remains of the walsre 8andl10feet
ethick and in some places as much as 50'
feet high. _______
N ot Borrowing Trouble.
S"Remember," said the college presi
Sdent, who was trying to raise funds,.
,"that the man who dies rich dies dis
s"What of It?" answered the man who'
awas trying to reach the $200,000,000
mark. "The public always forgives a:
fman .after he's dead. anyway."-Chi
r His Sort.
~"What kind of tobacco do you smoke
Rivers?" asked the friend who ha&
)Rivers hesitated a moment
d"As a rule," said Brooks, coming to'
his relief, "he smokes cut plug, except
ewhen I run out of it and. happen to.
have some other kind in my desk."
t Scranton Republican.
C An Easy Mark.
Willie Softeleigh-I was quite Ill aft-.
er that -poker game last night; very Ill,
in fact. But I feel much easier this
SJack Sharpe-You're mistaken, my
boy. It is simply impossible for you to
be any easi'er than you were last night.
The Reason Why.
~Church-What in the world are they
building so many tunnels under the
North river for?
Gotham-Oh, those are to accommo
date thie Kentuekians when they come
to New York. It grieves them to see so
much water.:-Yonkers Statesman.
LI Youthful Flatterer.
Mr. Brighton has a faint streak of
down on his upper lip.
"When I get to be a man, papa," said.
his little four-year-old. "I'm going to
have a great big mustache like yours."
That boy has been feeding on candy
ever since.-Chicago Tribune.
Had to Salute Her.
Mrs. Right-It isn't necessary to raise
your hat to the housemaid.
Mr. Right-Well. I can wink at her If
you prefer it.-Elizabeth Journal.
CPhilanthropist-You say bad litera
ture brought you here? What made
you read It?
eConvict--I didn't-I wrote It I wuz
a poet an' had ter steal ter keep from
family is well known in the Cowpens.
section where they have lived for
dquiet awhile. The pluck of the
young widow, however, is something
:remarkable and with the indomitable'
1will which she has already shown she'
will surely succeed in her work.
rsReflections of a Bacnelor.
IReady-made love is soldom ever a
rThe consuming passing of numnanity
ISif self indulgence.
~fWhen we say we believe in a good,
oldfashioned hell, we mean for other
No man's income is ever big enough:
to satisfy his relatives and friends.
C who want to spend it for him.
iA woman likes to have her husband
>o sick abed. so he will be glad he is mar
r- ied to some one who loves him enough
r to make things fur him to eat that he
re All is not shape that squeezes.
Lii The woman who plays with fire at
C twenty is kept busy putting salve on.
r- her burns at forty.
:Most men could earn more money
t by driving a street car than they ex
tpect to get waiting for rich relatives