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GOOD LIBR1ARI FREF.
An Cpportunity That Yo Farmu
Should Let Pass Eim.
now Every Progressive Reader o:
This Papcr Can Get Good Reading
Matter Absolutely Free.
The Bulletins named below are of
fered to the farmers everywhere fro
of charge by the Natiousi D-partmen
of Agriculture. These Bulletins ar
published at an expense of thousand
and thousands of dollars; and the big
gest and most enterprising farmers
the ablest and most experienced scien
tist, have co-operated in making ther
as accurate, helpful and up to-date a
money and brains can make them. I
these publications were issued there
fore by some private publishing house
they could not be sold for less than 5
cents each; and at this price undoubt
edly some good agent could sell you
Mr. Reader, not a few copies bearini
on subjects in which you are interest
ed. And that would be all iight, toc
you would get your money's worth
But now these Bulletins are offeret
free, and the long winter nights ar
coming when farmers should hav
plenty of reading matter on hand.
We urge every farmer to make a lis
of those he wishes-those relating t,
the crops and subjects in which he i
especially interested to his Represent
ative or Senator in Congress, or tothi
Secretary of Agriculture, Washington
D. C. The copies asked for will then bi
promptly forwarded, free of cost t<
him. Some of the Bulletins relatini
to gardening, flower-growing an(
household work, your wife may nee<
for herself; get them also. Here is thi
list from which ycu can make you
No. 22. The Feeding of Farm Ani
No. 24. Hog Cholera and S win
No. 25. Peanuts: Cuilure and Uses
No. 27. Flax for Seed and Fiber.
No. 28. Weeds: And How to Kil
No. 29. Souring and Other Change
No. 30. Grape Diseases on the Pa
No. 31. Alfalfa or Lucerne.
No. 32. Silos and Silage.
No. 33. Peach Growinig for Market
No. 34. Meats: Composition an<
No. 35. Potato Culture.
No. 36. Cottonseed and Its Products
No. 37. Kaffr Corn: Culture an
No. 38. Spraying for Fruit Diseas
No. 39. Onion Culture.
No. 41. Fowls: Care and Feeding.
No. 42. Facts About Miik.
No. 43. Sewerage Disposal on thi
No. 44, Commercial Fertilizers.
No. 45. Insects Injurious to Store(
No. 46. Irrigation in Humid Cli
No. 47. Insects Affecting the Cat
No. 48. The Manuring of Cotton.
No. 49. Sheep Feeding.
No. 50. Sorghum as a Forage Crop
No. 51. Standard Varieties of Chick
No. 52. The Sugar Beet.
No. 54. Some Common Birds.
No. 55. The Daily Herd.
No. 56. Experiment Station Worn
No. 57. Butter Making on the Farm
No. 58. The Soy Bean as a Forag<
* No. 59. Bee Keeping.
No. 60. Methods ol' Curing Tobacco
No. 61. Asparagus Culture.
No. 62. Marketing Farm Produce.
No. 63. Care of Milk on the Farm.
No. 64. Ducks and Geese.
No. 65. Experiment Station Wor]
No. 66. Meadows and Pastures.
No. 68. The Black Rot of the Cat
No. '69. Experiment Station Wor]
No. '70. Insect Eaemies of thi
No. 71. Essentials in Beef Produc
* No. 72. Cattle Ranges of the South
No. '73. ExperIment Station Wor]
No. '74. Milk as Focd.
No. '75. The Grain Smuts.
No. 77. The Liming of Soils.
No. 78. Experiment Station Worn
No. '79. Experiment Station Worn
No. 80. The Peach Twig-borer.
No. 81. Corn Culture in the South.
No. 82. The Culture of Tobacco.
No. 83. Tubacco Soils.
No. 84. Experiment Station Word
No. 85. Fish as Food.
:No. 86. Thirty Poisonous Plants.
No. 87. Experiment Station Worn
No, 88. Alkali Lands.
No. 89. Cowpeas.
No. 91. Potato Diseases and Treat
No. 92. Experiment Station Worn
No. 93. Sugar as Food.
No. 94. The Vegetable Garden.
No. 95. Good Roads for Farmers.
No. 96. Raising Sheep for Mutton.
No. 97. Experiment Station Worn
No. 98. Suggestions to Southern
No. 99. Insect EnemIes of Shade
No. 100. Hog Raising In the South
No. 101. Millets.
No. 102. Southern Forage Plants.
No. 103. Experiment Station Wor]
No. 104. Notes on Frost.
No. 105. Experiment Station Wor]
No. 106. Breeds of Dairy Cattle.
No. 107. Experiment Station Wor]
No. 108 Saltbushes.
No. 109. Farmers' Reading Courses
No. 110. Rice Culture mn the Unit
No. 111. Farmers' Interest is Goo<
No. 112. Bread and Bread Making
No. 113. The Apple and Hlow t<
No. 114. ExperimentiStation Worn
No. 115. Hop Culture in California
No. 116. Irrigation in Fruit Grow
No. 118. Grape Growing in the
No. 119. Experiment Station Worn
No. 120. Insects A thating Tobacco
No. 121. Beans, Peas, and Othe
Legumes as Food.
No. 122. Experment Station Word
No. 123. Red Clover Seed: Informa
tion for Purchasers.
No. 124. Experiment Station, Work
No. 125. Protection of Food Prod
-UstfreM: jUizious Temperatures.
No. 126 Practical Suggestions for
No. 127. Important Insecticides.
No. 128. Ergs and Their Uses as
No. 129. Sweet Potatoes.
No. 131. Household Tests for De
tection of Oleomargarine and Reno
No. 132. Insect Enemies of Grow
No- 133. Experiment Station work.
No. 134. Tree Planting in Rural
INo. 135. Sorghum Syrup Manu
No. 136. Earth Roads.
No. 137. The Angora Goat.
5 No. 138. Irrigation in Field and
No. 139. Emmer: A Grain for the
No. 140. Pineapple Growing.
No. 141. Poultry Raising on the
No. 142. Principles of Nutrition
and Nutritive Value of Food.
No. 143. Conformation of Beef and
No. 144. Expe:iment Station Work
No. 145 Carbon Bisulphid as an
i No. 146. Insecticides and Fangi
No. 147. Winter Forage Crops for
No. 148. Celery Culture.
No. 149. Experiment Station Work
> No. 150. Clearing New Land.
No. 151. Dairying in the South.
No. 152. Scabies in Cattle.
No' 153. Orchard Enemies in the
No. 154. The Home Fruit Garden:
Preparation and Care.
No. 155. How Insects &ffect Health
in Rural Districts.
No. 156. The Home Vineyard.
No. 157. The Propagation of Plants
No. 158 How to Build Small Irri
No. 159. Scab in Sheep.
161. Practical Suggestions for
No. 162. Experiment Station Work
No. 164. Rape as a Forage Crop.
No. 165. Culture of the Silkworm
No. 166. Cheese Making on the
No. 167. Cassava.
No. 168. Pearl Millet.
N). 169, Experiment Station Work
t No. 170. Principles of Hrse Feed
No. 171. Tae Control of the Cod
No. 172 Scile Insects and Mites
on Citrus Trees.
No. 173. Primer of Forestry.
N>. 174. Broom Corn.
No. 175. Home Manufact-re and
use of Unfermented Grape Juice.
No. 176. Cranberry Culture.
No. 177. Squab Riising.
No. 178. Insects Injurious in Cr.n
No. 179. Horse-shoeing.
No. 181. Pruning.
No. 182. Poultry as Food.
N.>. 183. Meat on the Farm-Butch.
ering, Curing, Etc.
No. 184. Marketing Live Stock.
No. 185. Baautifying the Home
No. 186. Experiment Station Work
No. 187. Drainage of Farm Lands
No. 188. Weeds Used in Medicine
No. 189. Information Concerning
the Mexican .otton Boil Weevil.
No 190 E'teriment Station Work
No. 191. Tne Cotton Ball Worm
N". 192. Barnyard Manure.
No. 193. ExperIment Station Work
No. 194. Alfalfa Sead.
No. 195. Annual Flowering Plants
No. 196. Usefulness of the Ameri
No. 197. Importation of Gami
Birds and Eggs for Propagation.
No. 198. Sarawberries.
No. 199. Corn Growing.
No. 200. Turkeys.
No. 201. Cream Seperator on Wes
No. 202. Experiment Station Work
No.. 203. Canned Fruits, Preserver
No. 204. The Cultivation of Mush
No: 205. Pig Management..
No. 206. Miik Fever and Its Treat
No. 207. Game Laws for 1904.
No. 208. Varieties of Fruits Bec
ommnended for Pianting.
N-. 209. Controlling the Boll Wee
vil in Cottonseed and at Gineries.
No. 210. Experiment Station Work
No. 211. The Use of Pars n in
controllng the Cotton Boll -11
No. 212. The Cotton Boll Worm
No. 213. Raspberries.
N)>. 214. R aneficial Bacteria for
No. 215. Alfalfa in the Eastern
N). 216. Control of the Cotton Boll
No. 217. Essential Steps In Secur
ing and Early Crop of Cotton
No. 218 The School Garden
No. 219, Lesson Taught by the
Grain-Rust Epidemic of 1904.
No. 221. Fungus Diseases of the
No. 222. ExperIment Staticn Work
No. 223. MIscellaneous Cotton In
sects in Texas.
-No. 224. Canadian Field Peas
N-- 225. Expetiment Station Work
No.. 226. Relation cof Coyotes to
Stock Raising in the West.
N-- 227. Experiment Station Work
No. 228. Fo.rest Planting and Farm
Three Living Wives.
John W. Chasteeri, who had been a
resident of Live O.ak, Fla., for several
years, has been arrested and lodged in
jail here charged with bigamy. It is
alleged Chasteen has three living
wives. At the outbreak of the Span
Ish-American war Ohasteen ]eft his
second wife, who now lives in Califor
za, and enlisted in the army. Bec
ently he applied for a penslon from
the Federal government. His second
wife, believing him to have died while
n the army, had likewise applied for
a pension as a widow of a soldier. By
a comparison of notes at the pension
bureau, his second wife was Informed
of his whereabouts. The outcome
was his arrest.
-Bur-ned Wire and Children.
At Madison, Ind., Geo. Ford, a far
mer, set fire to his house Thursday
morning, burning his wife and three
jchildren to death. Ford in under ar
Mny Bequisitions Coming in Every
Day for Them,
Interesting Circular Letter Issued
by the Scate Superintendent of
The state superEAtend.t of educa
tion Is sending out the following cir
To County Superintendents and
Tl:is cifice is receiving library re- e
quisitions at the rate of one a day. s
Now is the tsme to push this work. I
think that the state appropriation c
will -hold out until the end of the c
year, but It will bs impossible to get i
the state money during January and
February, as we have to wait for the c
approprlation bill. Let us hear from s
every first-class teacher on this im- e
portant matter. Surely every one of t
this class can raise S10 in order to so- s
cure a $40 library During the past I
eighteen months libraries have been t
established and increased as follows: 1
Abbeville.......... 10 . C
Aiken............. 12 . -
Anderson.......... 16 3
Bamberg ........ 8 --
Barnwell .......... 12 1
Berkeley ......... 8 1
Charleston....... 10 3
Chester .......... 9
Chesterfield...... 6 ..
Clarendon ......... 12 3
Colleton.- .. 11
Darlington ...-... 12 .
Dorchester-........1 - -
Edgtfield.......... 13 2
Fairfield .......... 14 2 1
Florence ......... 17 - -
Georgetown........ 2 .
Greenville ......... 19 1 .
Greenwood ......"14 2
Hampton ......... 9 -
Horry............. 12 . -
Kershaw .. ..... 11 C
Lancaster.... . 9 -
Laurens........... 18 1
Lee.......... .... 13 .
Lixiogton......... 9 --
Marion....... . 22 2
Marlboro.......... 15 2
Newberry ......... 13 --
Ooonee............ 14 -
Orangeburg ....... 19 a
PIckens ......... 10 1
6ichland....... . 30 10
Saluda........... 13 ..
Spartanburg....... 23 ..
Sumter ........... 12 1
Union ............ 8 .
Williamsburg...... 8 . -
York ........... 25 .
Total. ....251 51
We have received notice of The I
building of quite a number of new I
-chool houses under the act of the
last session of the legislature to en
courage adequate school buildings. C
The comptroller general will, in a few
lays, send out another apportionment
>f dispensary funds. The law pro
vides that some of this money may be C
used for this purpose. This is a great
apportu-'lty for a community which
aeeds a new school buildinlg, It gives
a good opportunity also for several
communities to consolidate their E
Please let yOur trustees anderstand
khat local or special taxe3 may be vot
ed after January 1st. There ought
:o be a great many such taxes voted t
for next year. This Is the only plan1
under the law to replace the dispen.
sary fund~s in those counties which
nave or may vote out the dispensaries.
For the last two or three years the
schools have been receiving from 3200
000 to $250,000 from dispensary pro
fts. This amount exceeds either the1
poll tax or local taxes Local tax
ation is one of the best ways to raise
school revenues, because it rcq-iires
iccal interest and enthusiasm. Most
of the states raise the great part of
their school funds by local taxatin.
While some districts have voted all
the constitution allows them to vote,
yet less than 20 per cent. of our school
revenures are raised in this way. Let
s agitate this question now so that
the people may be ready to vote by
Allow me again to call the atten
ion of teachers to the Teachers'
Reading circle. Progressive teachers
snould keep studying, and it will give
renewed zeal to study with other such
teachers in the township or county.
Wishing you a most successful ses
son, I am, Sincerely yours,
0. B. MARTIN,
State Supt. E ducation.
The four robbers who took four -
undred dollars from the postcffice
at Wild Rose, Wis., and then rfltbd
the bank withoub getting booty, ear
ly Thursday morning, were overtaken
by a posse of citizens late Thursday. 1
A. battle in which more than two hun
dred shots were fired, raged for near- C
ly two hours. Oie of the robbers was
killed, one wa's murtally wounded, and
the fourth surrended. None of the
robbers have been identified. They ~
ref uje to talk. Although the robbers
kept up a valiant running tire, but
one member of the possee was wound
ed. The posse originally included t
ten constables, but as the fight waxed
warm it was constantly recruited, un- a
ill at the finish one hundred citlz 'ns ij
were filling wlth smoke the valley in i
which the robbers cornered, three d
miles from Wild Rose.
Ends His Own Lire.
At New York, William R. Travers, t
millionaire man of leisure, son of 2
the celebrated wit and Wall street a
operator, William R. Travers, coin- ..
mitted suicide Friday b; shooting I
himself through the head In his apart
ments in Madison avenue. The sui
cide is inexplicable, Mr. Travers be
ig In the prime of life, in fair healthC
and the poesessor of a large fortune. 1
Mr. Tr-avers na.-rried Miss Lily Barri 0
man, a sister of Mrs. W. K. Vander- 1
bi, Jr. The couple separated three
years ago, Mrs. Travers going to Paris s
o live. i'
Won't Reinstate Him.
Gov. Heyward has declined to rein-a
state Treasurer Whetseli, of Darches- h
te, in spite of the fact that the dele- c
gation requested It arnd Whetsell plac
ed on deposit the amount of his al
leged shortage. He expressed his be
lief in Whetsell's innocence of inten
national wrong doing, but felt he C
could not act as he did in the case of ~
the Edge field treasurer for the reas
on that the corptroller general char
ged that there was evidence against ~
Whetsell of fictitious entries and ir- 9
regular cashing of warrants.
TuE police in Greenville have noti- 9
1fled the gamblers of that city that
eya must shut up shop.a
WBAT ;R AND CROPS.
Aast Report for the Bureau for the
The weather bureau in charge of
section Director Bauer issued Wed
iesday the final crop report for the
,ear as follows: The week ending
donday, October 2nd, bad a mean
emperature about four d-grees above
kormal in the central and western
arts and about normal on the coast.
The extremes were . "r.aximum of.
'4 at Blackville on September 25th, I
Lud a minimum of 56 at Florence and
xreenville on September 28th. There
was considerable cloudiness over the
astern part, but almost continuous
unshine over the western parts.
[here were no high winds or other
:obditions that were damaging to
rops or that interfered with farm
With the exception of :race of rain
ver the eastern half of the state, the
week was without precipitation. The
trouth has become intensified over
he central and western counties
where the ground is too hard and dry
or fall plowing and seeding opera 1
ions, and wher-, in many localities,
water is scarce, with wells and small
treams rapidly drying up. The
eather conditihns wereentirely fav
rable for haying operations and for
rathering corn and cotton,
There has been no change in condi
Ion of cotton, except that there con
inues to be some premature opening.
Che entire crop has opened unusually
ast and picking will be finished ear
ier than usual with continued favora
le weather. L n a few localities there
s a small top crop. but for the crop
n general and on sandy lands In par
icular, t .e top crop is unimportant,
ind the occurence of eitrier an early
>r a very late killing frost will not
rary the yield materially. The aver
Lge of the actual figures from a ful1 re
)ort on the peicentage of the crop al
-eady picked, indicate that for the
astern division of the state 71 per
:ent. has been picked; in the central
livision 76 per cent., and in the west
irn division 59 per cent. Reports on
ea-island indicate that about 30 per
:ent has been picked. At least two
iirds af the unpicked cotton is ready
o pick, and picking will be practical
y finished, with continued favorable
weather, by the end of October.
All late food and forage crops are
uffering for rain. Corn is being
)used I -many localities. Weather
deal for saving pea-vine hay and for
xaying generally, but has been unfa.
rorable on truck along the coast, and
or sowing fall oats.
Helpless :to Save .Him,
At New York notwithstanding a
esperate struggle of his wife and son
o hold him by the feet after he had
ainted and toppled over the sill of an
pen window, Geooge F. Krapp, cash
er of the Cooper Exchange Bank, fell
;o the st: eet from the fourth floor of
is home at No 209 West 97th street
oday and was killed. Mrs. Krapp
md her son, Herbert, saw Mr! Krapp I
who was in ill health, suddenly fall
>ver backwards. BAth mother and
on jnmped to the window in time to
meize the falling man by the feet.
Lhey held him safely for a few sec
nds, screaming for help, but the as
istance was slow in coming, and Mr.
~rapp's weight began to slip awai
rom his rescuers. The realization of
his terrible fact caused the wife'a
trength to leave her completely and
he son, with his mother helpless at
31s side, compelled to hold his father
done, was too light for his father's
uperor weight. Exhausted and on
she point of being dragged over the
indow sill himse~f, the boy lost his
rip and Mr. Kravp fell to the street.
le died soon afterwards.
Bov Would Succeed.
If a by is to succeed in life's battle
or bread and position among those at
he top he must be alive, says an ex
hange. If he is a cigarette fiend he
vill never be anything or any body but
.common dradge. Success tells what
. ytung man mazst do to win: No young
an can hope to advance rapidly who
acks an enterprising progressive spir
t. ndeed, enterprise is a rEquisit to
:mployment. No one wants to employ
Syouth who lacks push. He must be
.live to and in touah with the spirit
>f the hour, or he Is not wanted any
here. The enterprising employer
ants every employe to share his spir
I. The unenterprising business man
eels all the more keenly the need of
asistance from those who can make
ip for his falling. Force, push, dyns
nc qualities are everywhere in eager
lemand, while the dawing, incompe
ent, unprogressive wait in vain for a
tart or for promotion.
Proved a Pest.
The mosquito unintentionally im
orted from America, bas been making
rich havoc with the Ha,waiian Island
rs' Idea of personal comfort that the
overnment has been vainly looking
or outside assistance to cope with it.
he introduction of the mocquito-eat
rg African frog has done something.
ut the mosquito still sings and the
nce happy islanders are now hoping
hat more complete results will follow
he coming of Alvin Scale of Leland
tanford University, and his proposed
.ttempt to acclimatize a certain mos
uitoeating American fish.
The Columbia States takes ce~asion
o correct Teddy as follows: "Mr.
Loosevelt claims to be an historian,
nd it is well known that he is also a
terator. He should, then, be more
athful to history and to literary tra
tition then he shows himself in his
zimicking of the scutherners who
Lave invited him to ride the best horse
r the country, sir.' According to his
ory--as written in New England
ad according to literary tradition
preserved in the same sacred region
-this must acessarily be the best
OSS in the country, by gad, suh."
Got Off Light.
The president of one insurafice
ompany borrows $100,000 from Mr.
~Ic~all's company at the interest rate
f 1 1 2 per cent. per annum; then I
fr. McCall borrows $75,000 from the
ther president's company, at thee
ame rate. Of course, both compan-<
es lost money, but why complain? I
he Columbia State says the policy
oldrrs should commend these gentle. a
en for their moderation; they might e
tave taken the money and made the 1
ompanies pay them the interest. t
Missing From Rome. C
Nothing has been heard of Edward
teeman, a bookkeeper of a Jumber
oncern near Charleston, who disap
eared from there about three weeks
go. His disappearace Is a mystery.
le is known to have had about 8300
n his person when he left there and
Sis thought he boarded a train and
Ssome distance from Charleston,
robably at or en route to Oregon,
rhere he has relatives, He has a
rife and one child. He was married I
low the President Won a Hand
sbake From an Antagonist.
In the spring of 1861 George D.
Wise of Virginia and two other young
;outherners, one of whom stood six
leet four, were attending school in
ashington. The morning the news of
he firing on Fort Sumter reached
:bem they decided that it was their
luty to return at once to Richmond,
heir home, and enlist in the southern
:anse. As Mr. Lincoln wn.e to give a
ublic receptio:n that ifpit, yumg
6ise proposed that they attend, to see
shat sort of man the president really
"No," said the tall fellow. "I for one
on't go near the rascal."
"But," urged the thirsi youth, who at
nee fell In with the suggestion, "there
.s going to be war, and Mr. Lincoln
vill undoubtedly rise to great promi
ience. We really owe It to ourselves
:o know something about the man."
More abuse followed from the tall
"Now look here," broke In young
ise, after the argument had gone on
'or a spell, "Fred and I here are going
:o that reception tonight, and you are
;oIng with us."
The upshot of the matter was that
he three young men went to the re
:eption and lined up with several hun
red others to greet President Lincoln.
f the three friends the tall fellow
tood first In line, with his hands held
esolutely behind his back.
"I'll go," he had finally said, "but I'll
ever shake hands with him."
Slowly the three southerners passed
p with the line until the tall fellow
tood opposite the president. His two
riends waited breathlessly for the
pected or the unexpected, they
carcely know which.
The president reached out his hand.
he tall fellow, with his hands still be
iind him, looked the president straight
n the eye and with a proud toss of
:he head passed on without taking the
Across the sad face of the president
lashed a look of surprise and Inquiry,
md then a merry twinkle leaped to his
yes, as he had divined the cause of the
"Just a moment, young man," he
;aid, as the tall fellow.was passing on.
'How tall are you?"
"I-I-I'm six -feet four," stammered
e youth, utterly astonished at the
"I believe I can match you," returned
he president. And then and there,
yefore the assembled throng, he turned
>ack to back with the southerner to de
:ermine which of the two was the tall
r. The southerner outmatched the
"Young man, I can't match you," the
>resident was forced to admit, "but,"
e added, putting out his hand again
md smiling kindly into the eyes of the
roung fellow, "I never let anybody tall
r than I am get by me without shak
And the southerner, completely over
:ome, took the extended hand. Nor did
ie ever again speak ill of Mr. Lincoln.
The Great City.
It never misses; it can never miss
my one. It loves nobody; it needs no
ody; it tolerates all the types of man
kind. It has palaces for the great
>f the earth; It has crannies for all the
~arth's vermin. Palace and cranny
acated for a moment find new ten
mts as equally as the hole one makes
n a stream-for as a critic London is
vonderfully open minded. On succes
ive days It welcomes its king going
o be crowned. its general who has
;iven It a province, its enemies who
ave fought against it for years, its
potentate guest from Teheran-It will
welcome each with identically raptur
>us cheers. This is not so much be
ause of a fickle mindedness as be
:ause,,since it is so vast, It has au
liences for all players. It forgets very
oon, because it knows so well that In
he scale of things any human achieve
nent sulks very small.-Huepfer's
"Soul of London."
"Did you ever notice," Inquired an
>d veteran, "that the sergeants and
orporals of the army now wear their
:hevrons with the point up? It's only
yeen in late years that they've done so.
[he marines always did, but the army
Eor years had the points down. It's
mnly lately that the chevron has been
nderstood. The chevron Is inherited
'rom the feudal days and meant a roof.
& man who had rank enough to be a
aoncommissioned officer was required
be a freeholder, a man who owned
he roof over his head. The chevron
represented a gabled roof. The pri
rates owned no home. The increase in
ank for different grades of noncom
nissioned officers was measured by
idditional roofs, the eergeant, for in
;tance, having three chevrons against
>e for the lance corporal. You'll find
hat nearly all of these military devices
iave some origin of historical Interest."
-San Francisco Chronicle.
Rings From shishaltin.
What a queer old earth it is! Down
[ Martinique we have a safety valve
n wicked old Mont Pelee, which
elches out death to thousands as the
pirit moves her, and away up In Alas
~a there Is another on Unimak Island,
alled Shlshaldln, striving with might
md main to melt some of the Ice of St
@llas and warm the gold hunters of the
londike and Nome. Shishaldin is the
nost remarkable volcano in the world.
En addition to a continuous emission of
iense white smoke or steam, cireular
-ings apparently several hundred feet
diameter and of wonderful sym
netry and whiteness emerge In puffs
mt short Intervals from the very top of
:he mountain. It causes one to think of
:he possibility of old Pluto of Pandalon
moking a elgarette.-New York Press.
Big Fire in Bamberg.
A dispatch from Bamberg to the
iews and.Courier says at nine o'clock
riday night fire, started probably by
ats, among the freight stored In the
outhern Railway depot, and await
g delivery, destroyed the depot and
ntents, and platform, six cars, load.
d with merchandise and cotton, and
otton on the platform, in all 210
tales of cotton, and damaged the
tore of H. C. Folk about $700; the
ales and livery stable of .Tones Broth
r about $200 and their stock of ye
dles about $300. The losses on cot
on are estimated at $11,000; mer
handise in cars and depot at $20,000,
rhich includes cotton mll supplies
a the cars, worth 83,000, the depot
nd platform at $10,000. Mr. Folk
as fully insured, as was probably
'ones Brothers, and the railroad and
otton losses are doubtless covered.
'he total loss is from $40,000 to $50,.
00. The town has no fire depart
ient, and the flames could oniy be
?ght by a bucket brigade.
A seven-year-old colored boy at
onalds killed his live-year-old broth.
r. n lidaly writh a shntgnn.
CHEAP X,1RSION RATES TO
Columbia, S. C , And Return, Via
The Southern Railway will sell ex
cursion tickets to Columbia, S. C., and
return, from all points within the
State of South Carolina. and from
Charlotte, N. C., Asheville, N. C.,
Wilmington, N. C., Augusta, Ga.,
Savannah, Ga., and intermediate
points, account STATE A GRICULTURAL
AND MECHANICAL FAIR, OCTOMF.R
24t-27TGh, 1905, daily October 22ad
to 265h Inclusive, and for morning
trains scheduled to arrive in Columbia
before Noon, Otober 27.b, at rate of
one first class fare plus 25 cents plus
50 cents for round trip, the fifty cents
covering one admission - to Fair
For Miitary Companies and Brass
Bands in Uniform, 20 or more on one
ticket, one cent per mile traveled In
each direction pluss arbitraries per
capita. Dates of sale same as for Civil
ians as shown above.
FINAL LI.IT ALL TICKETS CCTOBER
29 h, 1905.
Southern Riilway, in addition to
the regular passenger trains running
on convenient schedules to Cclumbia,
will operate special trains October
25th aLd 26th between following
Between Branchville, Camden, Sum
ter and Columbia. Spartanburg and
Columbia and Intermediate pointe.
Anderson, B.lton and intermeadiate
points to Columbia.
For further information, apply Do
any ticket agent, or write
R. W. HUNT,
Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C.
To CHICAGO, ILL , AND RETURN
Account National Baptist Conven
tion (Colored), October, 25th 31st.
1905. Jae fare for the round trip
Tickets on sale October 23rd and 24th
limited to return leaving Chicago not
later than November 5th, 1905.
FEr fiartber information as to rates
schedules, etc., caill on any Southern
Railway Agent or address,
R. W. E uT, D P. A.
Ch2arleston, S. C.
ERooxs MORGAN, A. G. P. A.
Leaps from a Window.
In New York, rather than face
trial on the indictments charging him
with'fraudulently taking money from
the Weissel estate, Armitage Math
ews, lawyer and secretary of the coun.
ty Ri;ublican committee, c)mmitted
suicide today by jumping frcm a win
dow in his apartment to a stonepaved
courtyard. He struck on his head.
fracturing his skull, and died in a
short time. Mathewo, who was a
young man, had advanced rapidly,
both in the practiee of his profession
and in politics. He was a friend of
Former Governor Black and of Abra
ham G.uber and they were loyal to
im in his trouble, acting as legal ad
visers and eoing all they ccu'd to a'd
him to obtain the change of venue
from his ccunty, for which he appeal
ed. The change of venue was denied
Wednesday ar d the trial of the case
was set for T ursday before Justci
Davy in the criminal branch of th.
supreme court. Early Wednesda3
mornirg Mathews received a specIal]
delivery letter. After reading it his
'orsekeeper heard him go to a bath
room and open a window. A few sec
onds later he jumped to his death.
Several tenants in a house in the rear
of Mathews' apartment saw him
jump. A doctor was hurriedly ium
moned, but could do nothing and
Mathews died in a few minutes.
Big Cannal L'rojected.
President John S. Shaw and the
board of directors of the Lake Erie
and Ohio River Ship Canal Company,
accompanied by a number of engineers
and other advisors, started from Pitts
burg, Pa., Friday on a two days' trip
to examine the two routes proposed
for a ship canal connecting the Etie
Lake with the Ohio river. At Ashta
bula, Ohio, the Pittsburg party will
be joined by the cffiers of thA Ohio
and Pennsylvania Ship canal Comp
any, of whichi Joseph H. Cassidy, of
leveland, is president, and the two
organizatots will continue the trip to
gether. One of the two routes is from
Ashtabula, Oaio, to Pittsturg, the
other from Erie to Pittsburg. Each
route is about 105 miles long, and the
cost of either would be about 830,000,
000. President Shaw Is of the opinior
that the work could be completed and
the canal opened to traffi In the sum
mer of 1911.
Refneed a Boom..
William S. Brown, of Wakefield,
N, J., filed in the United States cir
cuit court at New York a suit for 810,
000 damages against William C. Mus
cenelm, proprietor of 'the New As
tr hotel. Browns says that on the
night of August 6 he attended the
theater In New York with his wife
and was delayed so that he missed his
last train home. He went to the hotel
and applied for a room, but it was re
fused to him. The hotel clerk, he says,
intimated ti at Brown was with a lady
not his lawful wife and refused him
accommodations in the presence of a
nunber of guests in the hotel lobby in
such a manner as to cause him 810,
000 worth of damage to the feelings
of his wife and himself.
The government is in qu 'st cf car
pentors to go to Panama to work.
Transpotation will be furnished and
a steamer sails every five days frcm
New York City. It takes seven days
to make the trip and wages are paid
enroute. Men work but eight hours
per day and 56 cents per hour is the
schedule paid. The examination of
applicants has been suppended for a
short time. All that is required is for
a man to qualify as a good carpentor.
POsTMAsTERs throughout the coun
try mun pay their debts or retire
from the public service. Worried be
yond endurance by the army of c'llec
tors seeking the payments of debts
contracted by clerks in the depart
ment, the postmaster general last
Saturday issued an order in which he
announcs that he "will not harbor
anyone who contracts a debt on the
strength of his offc~al position and
then, whithout suffcient excuse neg
ects to make payment." This Is
taken to apply to postmasters as well.
TERE has been considerable influ
nce brought to bear upon Atlanta's
city council, urging a suspension of
the ordinance against pool selling at
the coming state fair. The council
refused, and it is claimed that theI
fair will be a failure in consequence.
f fairs cannot be conducted success
fully without allowing these gambling
features they had better not be held
THE governor has restored Treasur
er Patterson of Edgefield to his offce,
tie having made a deposit to cover fully
THE POWER TO PLEAS.
A Potent Factor For Success In Any
Career You May Adopt.
The power to please is a tremendous
asset. What can be more -aluabjg
than a personality which always at
tracts, never repels? It is not only
valuable in business, but also in every
field of life. It makes statesmen and
politicians; it brings clients to the law
yer and patients to the physician; it is
worth everything to the clergyman. No
matter what career you enter, you can
not overestimate the importance of cul
tivating that charm of manner, those
personal qualities, which attract people
to you. They will take the place of
capital or influence; they are often a
substitute for a large amount of hard
Some men attract business, custom
ers, clients, patients, as naturally as
magnets attract particles of steel. Ev
erything seems to point their way, for
the same reason that the steel particles
point toward the magnet-because they
Such men are business magnets.
Business moves toward them even
when they do not apparently make half
so much effort to get it as the less suc
cessful. Their friends call them "lucky
dogs." But if we analyze these men
closely .we find that they have attrac
tive qualities. There is usually some
charm of personality about them that
wins all hearts.-Success.
THE MAGICIAN'S THUMB.
It Is His Worst Enemy In Sleight of
In every sort of magic the magician's
thumb Is his worst enemy, says Nina
Carter Marbourg in Leslie's Weekly.
If he could strike off that thumb and
still have its assistance when neces
sary he would be a happy man. In
closing the hand the 'thumb usually
bends toward the palm in advance of
the fingers. In this way it many times
Is much in the way, and practice Is
necessary to get a magician's thumb In
perfect tralnin& But when he has
practiced in the school of magic for
some time the thumb becomes so flexi
ble that It will bend nearly to the back
of the hand.
Cards are invariably the beghming
of a magician's education. In handling
cards the thumb Is especially in the
way, and this Is the reason why this
trickery with the pasteboards Is se
lected for the beginner. To change one
card for another in front of one's very
eyes and still to have made no percep
tible movement of the hand Is a trick
that beginners learn to perform before
they have been in the school for any
great length of time. This, as may be
imagined, is a difficult piece of work to
become proficient in, and here is just
the place where determination plays a
great part In success.
He Was the Final Arbiter of an Eng
Ush Love Match.
When the third son of the Duke of
Argyle bestowed his affections upon
an untitled woman he felt bound to
ask the old gentleman's consent The
duke answered that personally he had
no objections to the match, but In view
of i s fact that his eldest son hadl es
poused a daughter of the queen he
thought It right to Inquire her majes
ty's pleasure on the subject before ex
pressing his formal approval..
Her malesty, thus appealed' to, ob
served that since the death of the
prince consort she had been in th'e
habit of consulting the Duke of Saxe
Coburg on all family affairs.
The matter was therefore referred to
Duke Ernest, who replied that since
the unification of Germany he had
made It a rule to ask the emperor's
opinion on all Important questions.
The case now came before the kaiser,
who decided that, as a constitutional
sovereign, he was bound to ascertain
the views of his prime minister.
Happily for the now anxious pair of
lovers the "Iron Chancellor." who was
then In office, had no wish to consult
anybody and decided that the marriage
might take place, and It did.
Pocketknife blades are very unevenly
tempered. Even in so called standard
cutlery some blades are hard and some
are soft For the latter there Is no
remedy, but the temper of hard blades
can easily be drawn slightly. Take a
kitchen poker and heat It red hot, have
the blade that is to be drwn bright
and hold It on the poker for a moment
When the color runs down to violet
blue, stick the blade Into a piece of tal
low or beef suet until cold.
Two neighbors were conversing the
other day when one said to the other:
"By the way, how Is Mrs. Hogg, the
invalid, going on?"
"Oh," replied the other, "they do not
eall her Mrs. Hogg now."
"Why, what do they call her?
"Oh, they call her Mrs. Bacon now.
How to Express It.
"I'm so sorry supper Isn't ready,"
sai Mrs. Dinsmore to her husband
when he came in. "I attended the
meeting of the sewing circle this after
noon, and I couldn't get away."
"Hemmed In, were you2" asked her
'What Ireitates Hisn.
Mother-Willie, you must stop asking
your father questions. 'Don't you see
they annoy him? Willie-No'm: It ain't
my questions that annoy him, It's the
answers he can't give that make him
Vainglorious men are the scorn of
the wise, the amiration of fools, the
idol of parasites and the slaves of
their own vaunts.-Bacon.
Scwn, the steel magnate, has Or
dered himself a 8150,000 silver dinner
servie. -Even with that, however,
says the Chicago Record, he will find
it Impossible to take more than one
mouthful at a time.
Gov. Heyward has offered five hun
dred dollars reward for the arrest of
the thugs who recently murdered Mr.
McDowall on one of the streets af
Camden. It Is to be hoped that the
assassin will be caught..
'TE Marion county farmers are
standing out, for 11 cents for cotton.
Only two bales were sold in Marion on
Friday and none on Saturday.
THE Chicago Journal suggests that
the life insurance companies get out a
new form of policy Insuring reputa
tions against suffering from exposure.
IF ou have in mind anything that
will help the town to grow and pros
er let It be known that those inter
sted in pushing tihe town to the
ront me..y have the benefit of your
judme In the work they have had.
TEN THOUSAND M
Fearfal Work of the Typhoon on the
Coast of China.
The steamer Tartar, wh'ch arrivad
at Victoria, B. C , on last Wednesday
night from the Orient, brought news
from Shanghai that the loss of life
among the native of tne Island at the
mouth of the Yangtse Biver as a re
sult of the typhoon at the beginning
of September was tremendous. The
North China Dairy News, of Sbang
"To the east of Tamagming, two
islands, one calling Yaweshwa, the
other Shihiousha, distant about twen
ty miles from Woosubf, have suffered
much froal the typhoon, nearly all the
inhabitants having been swept away.
The islands have only been inhabited
for a short time, comparatively speak
ing, as they are of recent formation
and are not much above high wa'r
mark. It is reported that nearly 10,
000 per ple have been drownpd on these
two islands and the smaller islands
adjacent. Tamagming itself has not
sufered much, being wEll above the
high water making."
The Shanhal papers say that the
damage to the Canadian Pacific Liner
Empress of ,apan by the typhoon will
necessitate the expenditure of $100,000
for repairs. During the stom the steam
er Pechill, formerly the Rio Grande
du S-1, foundered near the mouth of
the Yangtse. Her crew of 54 were sav
ed by the German steamer Albengo.
Own Your Owa Humi.
It is surprising the amount of rent
a man will pay, if he stopslong enough
to figure it on. Many young men who
marry and "settle down" and begin to
pay rent will be far better <11 in ten
yearslif they begin purchai n property
this year than if they continus to pay
rent. Many of them do not stop long
enough in their daily work to think of
a possible rainy day and years of old
age, but go on spending the fruit of
their toil until the time comes when
they have to step down and out to
make room for the young men of the
future. Then comes the old, old ques
tion. They *are not prepared for an
emergency of this kind, and they'wiSh
that they had bought when they were
young and have a home of their own
when the the time of acqiirihg it is
pissed. Ninety-nine times out of a
hundred the property purchased in
creas s Pi value. Why not f1gne this
out to your own satisfaction, make up
your mind and start at once to pre
pare a home, Where were you six,
eight, ten, or fifteen years ago and
what did ycu hav%. If you have paid
rent all these. years youhave your rent
recelpts to show where Your money
has gone, but where is the-home you
might.have owned if ycu had been
paying y our money towards a home of
ye ur own. What will you have them?
Will it be a home of your own or a
bundle of rent receipts. All real es
tate has a value, and if purchased at
this value the buyer cannnt possibly
lose. L-. k arouad you, if you are an
old resident of this city, you know
about what certain pieces of property
sold for ten or fifteen years ago. What
are they worth today? We do not
need to answer. In the history of the
past you have many models, and all
bafore you is an almost absolute cer
tainty that real estate valures -will
continue to rise, with the increase of
population and the natural demands
f or residential and business locations.
Which do you prefer, the comfort of
y-ur own home or a package of rent
receipts, and live In the other fellow's
house. Why longer pay tribute to
Caesa! ? Why not be independent?
A Canadian farmer, noted for his
absent- mindedness, went to town one
day and transacted his business with
the utmost precision- He started
back; on his way horre, however, with
the firm convictior that he had for
gotten somethi g-what it was he
could not recall, try how he would.
As he nearaa home the conviction in
creased and three times he stopped
his ba se and went carefully through
hi- pocketbook in a vain endeavor to
ascover what he had forgetten. In
due course he reached home, and was
met hy his daughter, who looked at
him surprise, and exclaimed, "Why,
father, where have you left mother?"
Major General Cor bin, cabling to
the war department regarding the re
cent typhoon in Manila, says that all
of the cfflcers and six passengers on
oard the Leyte, the government coast
guard boat, were lost. The dispatch
adds that temporary shelter posts at
six points were destroyed.
Wml stop rt.
A Kansas City judge has well nigh
broken up carrying concealed weapons
in his district by Irmposing $500 fines
or an alternative of 500 days on the
gang. Same Immigration of the sort
of this judge would be acceptable down
Struck a Mine.
A dispatch from Tokio, Japan, says
the British steamer L aho struck a
floating mine ninety miles east of
Shatung lighthouse on September 30
and fifteen of her crew and passen
gers are reported missing, among
them two foreign engineers.
Girls, just because a young. man has
a carriage and a horse that can go
fast, do not conclude that he is just
the man you must have for a hus
oand. Takes something more than
that to mare a sensible girl happy.
Look for a man. Don't be ina hur
ry. There are lots of them In the
world, only It takes a little time tio
IN Spartanburg the gamblers have
threatened to give out the names of
scme of their patrons If the authori
ties persist in their purpose of closing
up the dens in that city. The men
who visit gambling dens should be ex
posed. We know of no more effective
way of breaking up the gamblinghab
it than that.
Acconm~io to the census of 1900
the wholesale value of the 'patent
medicines, consumsd in the United
States during the census year was
about $60,000,000. Adding to this
one-third for the retailer's profit, we
get the enormous sum of about $80,
000,000 annually spent by the people
for patent medicines.
THE Philadelphia Press says holders
of policies in the big life companies
are at least finding out that they have
been paying too much for their in
surance. That is their part of the rev
THE Augusta Herald says: "Caro
lna's graft Is not confined to the dis
pesry alone, no matter how wicked
folks would have us believe it." That