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A SAD PICTURE.
felll Arp Calls Attention to the Deca
dence of the
FARMERS OF NEW ENGLAND.
ile Write? About n Rook* Which All
Should Houri, Ksprclully Our
VOUIIK Mon. A Good
Last night 1 read to my family por
tions of a long article hy a preacher
describing thc sad condition of a peo
ple he has recently visited. Out of
one hundred and sixty-eight towns in
the State ho visited seventy jif them
that are off from the railroads, and all
of these have decreased in population
since 1890. None of these towns have
settled pastors or preachers and the
churches are abandoned or have
preaching at irregular intervals and
the attendance hardly ever exceeds
twenty-live persons. Tlie Sabbath
schools arc equally deserted. The
once busy plants ot small industries
are dead and tlie people farm only Jor
the bare necessities of liff. Houses,
barns, and fences are going to decay
and the little mills that were on the
creeks have tumbled down and thc
dams have washed away. Here and
there you will see a stately mansion
sheltering some degenerate family in
the back woods while thc vacant front
greets you with tlie silence of thc
tomb. Sometimes you will lind an old
man and woman alone in an old ances
tral home. I found a mother and her
two sons and two"oin maids in ont!
itou.se not one of whom could read.
The intermarriage of near relatives
or not marrying at. all is common and
bachelorand dive reid mon mid widow
ers have housekeepers and they un
blushingly cohabit with them and
young girls become grass -widows hy
the time they are sixteen.
''Where is all this?" said my wife.
"I don't believe a word of it. lt is
some newspaper lie-a fake made up
by some reporter." I read on. In
one town 1 lound the usual Saturday
night dance ?oing on In an old vacated
tavern and they danced and devellcd |
and drank until Sunday morning.
Sunday is no more observed than it is
in Chicago, for tiley hoe and dig and
gather hay all thc same sis on week
days. Illiteracy, insanity and imbe
cility are very marked! I found one
family in which both parents were
idiots and had raised up a family of
idots. In another home or house I
found a poor father taking care of
three motherless children, all idiots.
"I don't believe a word of it," said
my wife. "There is no such people
io this country. What paper arc you
One can hardly conceive of thc tilth
and yice reigning in these country
places called homes-a barbarism dif
fering from thc city slums only In its
stagnant inertia and touched as little
by church inllucnces as if In the heart
ot Africa. Tlie country people all
over the State arc generally without,
ambition, improvident, ignorant, not
"able to read or write, loose in their
family relations, socially corrupt, giv
en to drink, and some to thc opium
habit. And those arc the towns where
half a century ago, lived thc host fam
ilies of thc State. Among them thc
Fields (Cyrus and his brother), thc
Abbotts, the liarnos and Donald G.
Mitchell and others.
And now let me tell you, my deai
wife, I am reading from Thc Hartford
Times and this is only a short portion
of the report read in New Haven re
cently by Rev. Mr. Hutching, a Bible
exporteur, of Connecticut.
This report is fully accredited to be
true and thc editor of Thc 'Times tries
to tone it down by saying, **The same
conditions described by Mr. Hutchins
for Connecticut arc common to all the
older States." Kev. George ! Torr j of
of Massachusetts, is also a Itiblc col
porteur for that State and lie said in
Boston tlie other day, *I have driven
all over New England with my. own
horses and my conviction is there is
no immortality in any western mining
town that will compare with what you
rind a few milos from any New En
gland town. Mr. ll u tell i ns' observa
tion corresponds exactly with my
Good friends, kind friends, what is
to be done about this. lUit thc editor
of The Times is mistaken when he,
says thc same conditions are common
to all the older States. Wc have no
such people In Georgia. In some or
our mountain counties thc peuple are
illiterate, but they arc honest and
moral and attend church and observe
thc marriage relation and obey thc
laws of thc land and make thc best
soldiers thc world ever saw. They
have courts twice a year and it takes
only a half a week to clear thc crimi
Now, I was thinking that as Bos
ton and Hartford and New Haven had
sent a big lot of money down here to
educate and reform our negroes lt
would be nothing but fair for us to
send a lot of thc graduates up there
to do missionary work in Connecticut
and Massachusetts. Those negro
graduates couldn't teach them the
lost art of making wooden nutmegs,
but tliey could teach school and preach
and thc New longland people could
pay them for it and keep their money
at home. Something must be done
and done quick, or tlie old Puritan
race will become extinct. 1 reckon
these colored graduates would make
good missionaries. They have never
tried anything else.
When my good friend Mr. T. ly.
Oglesby sent me his book, "Some
Truths of History--Tlie South Vindi
cated," I was too sick to peruse it
carefully. Since 1 have gotten helter
1 have reread it-every page-and am
free to say it is the most comforting
little book ol' 2(iU page's 1 have yet
round, lt is masterly and as true
and solid as a stone wall. He lias
certainly vindicated thc South and
nailed thc lies and slanders to the
masthhead. 1 feel like 1 have a de
fender in mino own household, and
yet there ls nota malignant expres
sion in it. lt ls gracefully done and
would bring conviction to any mi tl,
North or South, that was opennto
conviction. Every youth in the land
should buy a copy and absorb its con
tents, for it is as readable as a lo
rn a ncc. I regard it as thc best con
tribution to Southern historical litera
ture that has yet appeared. Send
$1.2f? to Mr. Oglesby, Nc. 8 South
IJ road street, Atlanta, Ga. lt seems
to me that this book would convert a
Northern fanatic and if it converted
only one it would save a soul from
death and hide a multitude of sins.
And there has recently come to me
thc Mandi number o? Tlie Alkahest, a
first-class Southern magazine, and I
lind In it a very remarkable article,
"Thc Stages ol Ci vi liza t ion." by Mr.
ifr?hk ?rm?, bf ?tlftni^r t aia hot
think that the Frank Ormf.I Ufi?d tb
know was old euu?gii to have written
a?'artlc?oVb.iicdeiitlfl?, so philosophi
cal, KO Huxleylikeun tba races or man
kind. JU Rt or tho article ls ad analy
tical hli.tory of tho principal races and
tho causes that contributed to their
advancament or their decay. The.
latter part deals gently and fairly with
the negro and our efforts to . elovabe
and rcrtne him by education. From
Mr. prime's viewpoint and the'laws of
ethnology mid biology this cannot be
dope and tho effort will he in vain.
?Jut I have not time or space to re
view his admirable treatise, Let our
thoughtful men, our wiso men, our
learned professors in the college read
lt and they will lind abundant food
for thought and serious reflection.
Mr. Orme^scems as familiar with en
tbnology, biology, anthropology, so
ciology and all the tither ologles as
Huxley or Humboldt or Darwin. We
old veterans are pleased to sec our
young men taking hold of .these
things. Ever since t he war our peo
ple have seemed almost paralyzed for
fear of making their condition more
intolerable by talking, but of late there
ls a renewal of Independence and
younger men are coming to the front.
Tile sale of Henry lt. Jackson's great
speech on "The Wanderer" has ex
ceeded my expectations and lt was a
young man who projected that-not
for money but for the diffusion of
And here is a long article Jn a Des
Mou i nus paper from a woman who has
been recently traveling through Texas
hunting for something she wanted to
lind and she found it. It was some
very high weeds in the front yard of
one home-and at another house was
a woman sitting on a log dipping snuff
and she had Install her front teeth.
Another discovery was that Texas wo
men don't do anything. They wou't
work the garden or raise enickens O'
chin n the butter and ir one was
caught nt it she would he taken up
and put in a glass.ease and sent to the
St. L iuis fair as a curiosity. What,
a malignant slanderer she is. She
winds up by saying that thc people
there hate thc negro so bad that If
the whole race had but one neck they
would chop it off. I know Texas from
east to west and north to south and
the people will average well with the
better class in the older States. When
will these slanders cease? Thc March
number of The Review of Reviews has'
a most excellent editorial on thc South
and her people. It ls kind and con
siderate until lt gets to Roosevelt and
it gives him the most falsomc praise
and declares that he is our friend.
Lut I want Mr. Shaw to tell me If he
can about when will Roosevelt retract
his published slanders of Jefferson
Davis and make an apology to his
widow. That's what I want to know
and until he docs that no words of
praise will prove him to be either a
gentleman or a friend.-DillArp In
LIFE OF YOUNG GIRL RUINED.
Marr Ir tl Man in Hurtsville, S. O. Alter
Few Day H Acquuintnnce.
The Charlotte Observer says at the
1 boarding house of Mrs. John Hender
son, in that city, a pretty woman and
a bride has waited a week for the re
1 turn of her husband. The woman,
; who is quite young and penniless,
found that she was not a bride, and
' that the real wife of her husband is
! still living. The following is the sad
story as related by the Observer:
The girl is Miss Mary Mclnvaille of
Harts vi ile, Darlington county, S. C.
She thought until a day or so ago that
she was Mrs. Julius Manus Four
mouths ago she met Manus in Harris
ville and became engaged to bim, and
when lier mother objected tb the
match she ran away to Kershaw, K.
C., and was married to Manus. That
was three weeks ago.
A fortnight ago the young couple
came here and engaged board and
lodging at Mrs. Henderson's Manus
claimed that hehad been a superin
tendent of a cotton mill and that ho
expected to secure work in Charlotte.
Every morning during his stay here
he would leave the house carly, taking
his dinrcr with him, and would not
return until thc late afternoon. A
week ago-Saturday, thc 14th Inst,
Manus disappeared. Prior to his de
parture he had taken from the wo
man he illegally married all the money
she had, about $2f>.
In a conversation with chief of po
lice irwin and an Obseuer reporter
Wednesday afternoon Miss Mclnvaille
stated that she would leave Thurs
day morning for Hurtsville, her former
home. Her mother had wired to Mr.
J. H. Weddington, chairman of thc
county commissioners, asking that
her daughter be sent back home; and
the young woman said she would
never have another moment's peace
until she again saw her mother.
Manus not only left her penniless, but
failed to pay any part of the board bill
due by the couple.
"1 want to make Mr. Manus suffer,"
said Miss Mclnvaille to the chief of
police. "He must bc arrested. He
has ruined my life completely."
"And I want my mother," said the
young girl, with a wail._
Mi<l CIienrH and IIIKHCH.
A dispatch from Detroit recently
says: Senator Len. lt. Tillman of
South Carolina was greeted with al
ternate storms of cheers and hisses
when he delivered an impassioned ad
dross on race problem at the Light
Guard Armory, the audience being
evidently divided between ?upholders
of his ideas and strenuous opponents
of them. He said the North demand
ed majority rule and with a sneer ad
ded that there were 230,000 more ne
groes than white people in South Car
olina, "lt will mean that more blood
will How than was shed in thc civil
war if you persist itftrying to subject
us to thc domination of the blacks,"
he said. "You butchered the Indians
and shut out the Chinamen, but had
it been known by thc sold iel?, who sur
rendered with Lee that it was your
devilish intent to set up the negro
over the white man we would have
fought you HU now."' Upon the sena
tor's reference to some of Sherman's
anny as bummers, chicken thieves
and carpetbaggers, his northern audi
ence broke but into such violent hiss
ing that the speech was interrupted
and some of tho more timid ones in the
audience feared trouble._
How It Stands
lfrbm several quarters in South Car
olina, as well as in oilier southern
States, reports come that tratllc on
highway lias boen practically suspend
ed because or the condition of thc
roads. If railroads suspended traille,
they would soon be bankrupt; Mer
chants in thc towns and farmers liv
ing on these roads leading to the
towns, occupy the relative position ol'
stockholders of railroads. Yet few
realize the heavy, losses incurred . by
suspended traille on highways.
I .i-hUm-ttl. V ?- ITT If- ? - . t
' A TO BE HONORED.
null, of tho Mouth Carolina Troops In
tho. Civil War.
Governor Hey ward Wed nesdav Rent
tho'following lotter to Hon. Elihu
Robt, secretary of war:
"Absence Trono my office has' pre
vented my replying earlier to your
communication of March Kith. I note
with much pleasure that lt is the in
tention of your department to compile
and publish, as a continuation
of the publication known as."The
Oiricial Records of the Union aud Con
federate Armies," complete list or
roster of the otllcers and ? men who
served iii these armies during the
Civil war. I feel sure that this ac
tion on the part of .the general govern
ment will meet with favor through
out the entire south, and that those
who served In the Confederate armies
and their descendants' will appreciate
this opportunity of having their
names handed dowu to history, I shall
be glad to give to your department;
whatever cooperation lits in my
"You request that I should desig
nate some one from this State to com
municate with Ilrig. y? C. Ainsworth,
chief of thc record and pension otliec
of your department, relative to the
details'of the work. I would respect
fully suggest Col. M P. Tri Oblo of An
derson, S. C. I will request Col. Tri ta
ble to correspond with you."
The governor also sent Col. Trihble
a letter sis follows:
"I have been notified by tho Hon.
Elihu Hoot, secretary of war, to name
ah otlicinL from South (Jaiollna lo co
operate with Hritf. Coi . F. C. Ains
worth, chief of the record and pension
olllee of the war depai ttnent, lu com
piling u full roster and list of the otll
cers and enlisted men who bore arms
for the Confederacy during the great
war. This roster and list or v?lint-'s
will be compiled ;iud published as a
continuation of the publication known
as "The Ollioial Records of the Union
and Confederate Armies." In compli
ance with the request of Secretary
Root, 1 have the pleasure of naming
you for this important work. I feel
sure that with you the work will re
ceive loving and faithful service, and
I am very glad to name so true and
trieb a citizen for the discharge of this
duty which means so much for the
history of our State.
"Secretary Root reques'. s that you
communicate with Brig." Gen. F. C.
Ainsworth, chief of the record and
pension ollice at Washington, D. C.
and I have written him that you will
CHARGE A STONE FORT.
Tho American Troops and tho Fili
pinos Have a Fight.
A dispatch from Manila says two
companies of Maeabebe scouts signal
ly defeated thc main body of San
Miguel's forces Friday. It is believed
San Miguel was killed. Lieut. Reese
was seriously wounded. The scouts
lost titree men killed and eleven mcu
The enemy occupied an entrenched
position midway between Mariquilla
a ad San Francisco del Monte, and had
erected a stone fort, which was gar
risoned by 200 men. The First and
Fjurth companies of Macabebes. com
manded by Lieuts. Reese and Nieker
s in, respectively, attacked tbo enemy's
p isition, but as the scouts were ex
pjscd to the fire of the enemy in a
manner which placed the Macabebes
at a disadvantage, the lieutenants
decided after an hour's light to sur
round thc position and charge. Af
ter having divided their companies
the two otllcers then led a gallant and
successful charge during which Lieut.
Reese fell seriously wounded.
The enemy then broke and ran,
leaving 49 men dead on the lield, in
cluding a general otllccr, who is be
lieved to be San Miguel, though his
identification is incomplete. Lieut.
Col. Meyer of the Eleventh infantry
has been ordered to Surigao to assume
command of thc troops there and di
rect the operations of the three de
tachments which are pursuing thc
bandit band. Additional troops aie
to be sent to Surigao latcr'on.
A GEOKQiA nov.
Lieut. Ross Reese, who was serious
ly wounded Friday in the engagement
with San Miguel's forces in the Philip
pines, is the son of Col. Oscar Reese,
an attorney Or .Carrollton, (iii., arid
nephew of Congressman W. C. Adam
son. He is 22 years old. ile served
in the Second Georgia regiment during
the Spanish war.
Now Chief Const ablcs.
Tlie matter of Governor Heyward's
appointments to the position of chief
constables has been agitating a large
number of oftice-seekers for some time.
Thc governor has received hundreds
of letters applying for positions on thc
After much thought and a careful
selection he Wednesday made the fol
C. L. Cureton, Pickens.
J. C. Halli Greenville.
J. R. Fant-, Spartanburg.
A. S. Osborn, Columbia.
S. Y. Delgar, Sumter.
S. T. Howie, Charleston.
W. F. Holmes, Beaufort.
Of the old force Constables Howie,
Fant and Cureton are retained, the
other appointees having uever occupi
ed such positions before.
J. C. Hall has been lirst sergeant of
thc police force of Greenville, S. Y.
Delgar a business man of Sumter, and
W. V. Holmes a farmer of Harnwell
A. S. Osborn who will have his
headquarters In Columbia is a mer
chant of Ninety- Six.
The appointments become effective
April I, when the otllcers will take up
temporary headquarters at the places
indicated and proceed to enforce the
During thc big Kansas City shoot
18,000 defenceless doves whose natural
Heel ness of wing had been dulled by
coop life, were, to thc disgrace of
that city, thrown from traps and shot
at "just for fun." AH Longfellow
says: "A slaughter to be told lu
groans, not words." Many crippled
hirds escaped, to die a lingering
death, with broken legs, I ciks shot
away or bodies ripped open. . Ifor. In
stance, 1 found near the gun club
grounds a dove with both legs shot off
(bittering helplessly about hunting
food. Surely this dove was-paying
dearly for somebody's "fun." lt
causes pain, hardens the public con
science and above lill- cultivates cruel
ty in thc hearts of the yoting, than
which there .is-nothing more danger
ous to thc .fdturc<Happiness ot our
own race. ?.? ''
Th? Emigration from tho southern
fliaion tu Mi'xloo Deann.
Ad y Ices received at tho Mexican
embassy at Washington tell of tho re
cent Importation to that country from
the United States of 100 negroes wi to
will bc employed along:the line or tho
Vera Cruz and Paclrle' railroad. This
move Is experimental, and ls being
watched with consid?rable interest.
If successful results ensue, lt is said
that large importations from the
southern States will follow in the ef
fort to solve the present problem of
rinding laborers in Mexico who are
alike competent and willing to" work.
rJ o an Alabama negro, named McK?l
vin ls given the credit for Inducing
members of his rac? 'to emigrate to
Mexico. McKolvin was at one-time
employed on a large Alabama plan ta -
j Hon. but later went to Mexico, where
he claims to have found better wager.
Ile returned to Alabama and distribu
ted large circulars among the negroes
telling of the advantages of the Mexi
can country and of thc opportunities
I it offered poor negroes who wanted
work in tho country. ?' His circulars
also contained asan inducement the
assurance that the negroes would not
be subject to the order of "white
trash." This last feature apparently
proved a d ra wing card for McKelvin
had no trouble itt pursuading 1?0 ne
groes to return to Mexico with him,
where bc found work for them at $1.50
a day. Most of this first importation
have been employed on the La Junta
plantation of. George C. Sanborn.
So far lite negroes, it is said, are
quite salislied and are, lu turn proving
satisfactory to their employers. Mc
Kolvin has made thc claim that lie
will be able to induce a .million of his
race now in the southern States to
emigrate lo Mexico and several rail
n ad contractors are endeavoring to
arrange with him to return to the
States and canvass the south for la
borers. McKclvin, it is understood,
will make a return trip' within the
; next few months.
Sonic Wholesome Truths.
Some newspapers and people, who
are everlastingly trying to turn their
sails to catch every breeze from what
ever quarter it come, get the cold
shivers every time Senator Tillman
goes into a Northern city and in his
forceful, sledge-hammer style tells
the Northern people some good whole
some truths. The Atlanta News be
longs to this class of newspapers, and
it is now frantically calling on Sena
tor Tillman to come home and hush.
Well the News does not know Senator
Tillman as well as we do nor does it
understand the purpose pf his mission.
As the Spartanburg Journal expresses
It Senator Tillman do?s not soft-soap
people, and his audiences does not ex
peet him to. In fact, they would be
greatly disappointed ir he did not in
ject considerable vltrol in his talks to
them. The people that the Senator
talks to in these Northern towns know
what they arc going to get when they
go to hear him and have no cause to
complain when he gives it to them.
He told them at Detriot ono night
last week that Sherman's army was
composed of bummers, chicken thieves,
etc. The Spartanburg Journal ti.inks
"these are mild terms to apply ..to The
perpetrators of wholesale arer-r.? ?nd
robbery and the Sod th" ought'.'.to' be;
; proud of a man who can go Into the
midst of thc place where those he is
denouncing come from and express
the South's opinion of them. Senator
Tillman is engaged just now in stat
ing the South's position on the race
question, which has been so offensively
thrust upon us by an unbalanced Re
publican president. Only a portion
of tile northern people smypathlze
with thc president in his course, the
other portion, and a very large por
tion it is, sympathizing with the
South. The subject does not furnish
occasion for thc superb flights of elo
quence of which the editor of the
Atlanta News is so well capable,' but
requires just thc kind of treatment
Tillman is giving it. Such words as
his may not please, but thej make
their hearers go .home and think,
and such thinkinghvillinevitably bring
them to a better view of the South's
position and the absolute necessity of
liri bery in Host on.
The peopb of thc North in general,
and New England in particular,
delight iii charging all manner of elec
tion frauds on thc South. To hear
these people talk one would think
that such a thing as cheating at elec
tions among them is a thing unheard
of. Hilt they arc not half as free
from wrong doing in thc matter of
e!? ?tions as they pretend to be. In
fact the cheating in elections have
became so notorious in Ruston even
that the Legislature of Massachusetts
lias been compelled to take hold of
thc matter. Recently evidence, of
wholesale repeating in the eighth ward
of Huston at thc State election last
November startled the legislative
committee that was investigating the
charges made about that saintly city.
One of thc witnesses before the com
mittee, Henry Hrown by name, de
clared that he voted no less than
seven times between .1:15 and 3:55 in
thc afternoon under a promise of re
ceiving $1 for each vote. As he was
paid sit one time $12 the afternoon's
work netted him $8, he said. He
thought this was a pretty good day's
pay, until later he ran across another
man, who said lie knew of a man who
voted twenty-four times between G and
8 o'clock In the morning, receiving Sf
cadi time. Hrown added that he met
parties on Election Day going from
precinct to precinct, and voting in all
of theil). In each case he voted for
John A. Keliher for Congressman and
Daniel J. Kiley for Representative.
Hrown also sahl that bc was induced
to vote at one of thc places by Repre
sen Inti vc Kiley.
Nothing half as bad as this ever oc
curred In the South, and yet these
self-righteous Heston people lay awake
at night trying to devise some means
to prove that thc South commit all
sorts or election frauds. Some how
or other they won't see their own
rascality during election times, but
worry themselves sick about the sins
of the people of thc South. They are
the worst kind of hypocrites and no
one know lt better than they them
selves, if they would sweep thc trash
from their own doors and let other
people's trash alone they would he a
great deal more consistent than they
A o IIB AT strike riot accompalncd
by much bloodshed, has occurred at
'the Russian town of Hlatousk among
tile I'ral mountains. Twenty-eight
persons were killed and about fifty
Hit Downi Grover.
lt ls the opinion tit many that Glo
ver Cleveland IR working for the
nomination tor president at the hands
ot the De moo rat I o party. In com
menting oh thia subject the .Louis
ville Courier-Journal states a well
known truth svhen lt says "to the
great body of the Deraoerats ur the
west and south Mr. Cleveland la an
eyesore, an offense, a red rair, but to
those Democrats who, like ourselves,
would bridge the chasm of 1890-1900
he is merely an obstruction. He
stands right across the middle of the
bridge, blocking the way. Except
for him there would be ho serious
trouble. If we were his friend, and
assuredly we are not his enemy, and
believed in his lofty professions, wc
should still counselhim to stand asid-'.
We should say to him: 'Mr. Cleve
land, thc Democratic shipwreck cante
to pass whilst you were on the bridge.
Many of the cr?w, and some of the
passengers, hold- you responsible, guil
ty of incompetency, If not of treach
ery.-- Even according to your own
rating of yourself, j ou have done
enough for your party and your coun
try. You are an old man. Why com
plicate the. situation, embarrassing
your friends and cheating your age of
its repose by once more -undertaking
to seize the helm and to steer thc
ship? " This is a simple truth plain
ly told, but Cleveland is too- full rf
egotism' to heed it. It seems hard
for Cleveland to understand that hu
is only a has been, and that the rank
and tile ut the Democratic party has
trusted bim for the last time. Ile be
trayed the party into the hands of its
enemies once, but he will never get
thc chance to do so again. Grover
should go away back and sit down.
Ti 11 niim'h Urunt Speech.
A very emphatic endorsement of
Senator Tillman's speech on the "Lace
Problem lu the South'" was sent to
him recently by the citizens of T rrell
Texas. The endorsement, which was
signed by one hundied of the leadh g
citizens of Terrell, reads os follows:
"We,the undersigned citizens of Ter
rell, Texa6, do signify our apprecia
tion and regard for the brave, patrio
tlc, historic, philosophic and states
manlike utterances of ono of thc sons
of South Carolina, Senator Tillman,
delivered before the United States
Senate on the race problem in Ameri
ca, and we feel that there are yet men
who are interested and desire that
Caucasian race shall rule and be re-1
sponsible for the weal or woe of the
American people at large."
The Spartanburg Journal quotes
Congressman Lever as saying that
Senator Tillman's speech was the
greatest speech he ever heard. Con
gressman Lever relates this little In
icident lu-connection with the delivery
of the speech. Ile says: "Right in the
midst of Tillman's speech I remem
ber that Senator Morgan of Alaba
ma rose from his seat in the senate
and going over to the speaker, he in
terrupted him by saying, 'You are
making the greatest speech ever heard
in this senate.' Congressman Lever
further said that Tillman's speech was
all the talk in Washington for many
days after its delivery.
Too Work Coe? On.
The work of dismantling the bars
and fixtures was in progress Friday
at many saloons in Charleston in re
sponse to orders from the constables,
and the word of Chief Howie to Vin
cent Chicco Thursday that his places
were not tobe the only establishments
raided and dismantled, ls being made
good. The dealers are following the
example of the "King of the blind
tigers" in doing their own dismantl
ing, rather than have the work done
by the constables', in order to save
greater destruction of their property.
As was stated, when Chicco was told
that his fixtures and effeots were to
be moved, he asked permission to
have the work done by carpenters and
the constables were glad to bc reliev
ed of lt. They wanted the bar, fur
nishings and screen doors taken down,
and it waB immaterial to them whether
the proprietor had the work done, or
they themselves knocked the fixtures
down. The constables remained on
hand to see the work done. Now, they
have served a similar notice upon the
bars at several hotels and many other
places about thc.city and at these es
tablishments thc carpenters and ex
perienced helped were at work, carry
ing out thc orders of the oOlccrs. Hot
ties and glasses were boj ng packed
away. Attention ls also being given
of course to the better concealment of
thc stock of liquors, in anticipation
of any greater inspection and search
by the constables.
The First Htm no to a Wotmi.il.
New Orleans claims the honor of
belng thc tlrst city In the United
States to erect a statue to a woman.
Thc monument stands in Margaret
Place, at the intersection of Camp
and Prytanla streets. Itcommemora
tes the charities of Magaret Haughcry,
a woman reared in poverty, who accu
mulated a fortune in thc milk and
bakery business. She spent fieely in
the care and help of the poor tn the
city, and when she died her money
was divided among the charitable in
stitutions of New Orleans. Margaret
was a young, ignorant woman when
she lost her little boy, and although
she had but servant's wages, she
began at once to spend her money for
thc children of the poor about her.
She used to carry bread and milk to
thc orphan asylum when she had no
money to give and no matter how little
money she possessed she divided with
those who were poorer than she, when
she died the people of New Orleans'
erected this statue in her memory.
Margaret ls represented in thc wollen
shawl and cotton dress familiar to reslS
dents of thc city for so many years,
with a littlechild by her side.
Wanted to Cromato thc noy.
In Findlay,Ohlo.school boys having
been to see "Tracy, the Outlaw," they
concluded that lt would be a flue
thing to reproduce. They fell upon
a plan to size one of their schoolmates
and make him the victim of the re
production. An account of the affair ls
as follows: "Oribis way home from
school 8-years-old Clarence Hummell,
son of Mr. and Mrs, George Hummell,
of East Front street, was captured by
live schoolmates, forced to accompany
them down the Blanchard river, out
side the city limits and there, in a
secluded spot, was tied to a stake.
Preparations for his cremation were
being made when the little fellow's
cries attracted thc attention of men
who wero employed In the vicinity of
the Findlay Hydraulic Press Brick
works, and he was rescued by them.
Young lIummcH'8 captors had wit
nessed the production of "Tracey,
the Outlaw," and in talking it over
made plans for the capture and the
burning at the 6take."
THAT was a sensible Chicago Judge
who told a husband and wire, who
were before him Indivorce proceedings
to both kiss tho baby and make up.
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-.- Early In my professional career I realized that Chronic Dispose i vrero not being glVen tho
attention which ?helr Importance warranted. -1 saw that these diseases required a special flt-r"
ness whioh the busy proolltlonor could never acquire. Tor more t'ja-v twenty years X have de
voted myself exclusively, to the, study .and treatment of these diseases," arid Ibo fact that physi
cians recommend mo to their patients ls aa evidence of my skill and abtllty la my special lino. 1.
give special counsel to physicians' with obstinate arid obscure cases.
1 have devoted particular attention to chronic dlseaccs of men'and. women, and no other
class of disease, requires more intelligent, and export treatment. It la a fact that a majority ot
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importance bf placing their case in tho bands ot a skilled arid expert specialist.
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His line in the United States,
Overindulgence, indiscretions and excesses art not tho only
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the eyes, despondency, etc., otton are the first symptoms ot an.lmuaj,rmcntof manly vigor, arid if
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symptoms of weakening of bis manly functions. l ean promptly correct all irregularities; and
under my skillful treatment you wllf have restored allot the strength and glory of your man
hood. Whether you consult mo or not, do not jeopardize your health by experimenting .with
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Th ia disease la tho enlargement, of veins ot tho scrotum, wblcb AH with stagnant blood, causing a constant drains-open j
nd cutting or dango runa surgical operation, improper treatment will result tn serious Injury.' .1 give eaeh case Individ- .
ual attention, and treat ita every requirement. Every obstruction is removed, and all discharge soon ceases, lnflommo' -
the vitality. It weakens tho cntlro system and saps away all sexual strength, I euro this disease-with tho same uni
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any other disease, and their strength ls being drained away without their knowing the cauBe. Come to me at once W yon think you ore afflict
any other disease, and
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' j f> _ This horrible disease is no longer Incurable, and when I say that I can oure thTmost Bover? caso Ido so'becpuso-I
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UIUUU I UI?Ult bones, falling hair, or any symptoms which you do not understand, it ls Important that you consult mo ot once, and ^
I will tell you frankly wbother or not you aro an unfortunate victim. I will guarantee to euro you without tho uso of ^trongand lnjurtoM .
druBB Inas aulck. if not quicker, time than any known treatment. My ?ftre ia a permanent ono, arid ls not mero patchwork, and tho^diaeaae
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Diseases of Women
to health thousands ol suffering women.
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I.nrnnin U!Sfi?lSfiS Disease, Stomach, Liver and Kidney Diseases, Piles, FlBtula, Rupture. Paralysis, Locomotor Ataxia, 81.
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uroHS aim r'orn?c Crops
The farmers of South Carolina are
beginning to take more interest in thc
necessity of studying the needs of thc
soils and of produeingdiversilied crops.
Two inlluence.? have been at work to
cause this gratifying condition of af
fairs-the work of Clemson college
through the summer Institute for far
mers and the work of the department
of agriculture at Washington..
For the .past two' years, Mr. W. J.
Spillman, agrostologist, in charge of
the grass and forage plant investiga
tions, has been coming to South Car
olina and making talks to the farmers.
Ile was induced to come through the
efforts of Congressman Lever and thc
farmers have been much benetitcd by
tho narration of his experience and of
the results of his investigations. Mr.
Spillman will come into this congress
ional district in a few days and will
speak to the farmers in each of the
court house towns except Columbia.
The following dates have been se
lected hy Mr. Spillman: Lexington,
Monday, April lit; Orangeburg, April
14; Sumter, April 15; Bishopvillc,
April 1(3. The meetings will be from
12 until 2 on the days named. Thc
objector these meetings is to discuss
the results of thc distribution of seed,
to discuss agricultural topics of gener
est to the farmers of this section ; and
to make suggestions in the matter of
the cultivation of grasses and foragt
plants and in the handling of ll vi
stock. Col. J. S. Newman of Clemsor
college will also be present and wil
deliver undresses. Dr. Spillman wil
distribute literature on grasses ant
forage plants at the meetings, anc
will try to get individuals to rnaki
Mr. Lever expresses the belief tba
the raising of cattle is the salvation o
this country. This industry will en
courage the other neglected industr,
of raising grasses and if thc farmer
who raise cattle will carfully prepar
thier compost, there will be no ned
to buy tile artificial fetilizer, whic
burns out the soil, but the land cai
be enriched permanently hy the aj.
plication (if ba rn lot manures. In th
northwest 1 ind has been built up i
this way until ft 41 winch a few yeal
ago would not raise -a crop of whea
now produces a stalk so large and ;
head so heavy that lt bends to th
Scarcity ol' Leap Years,
lt is very unusual but still it is
fact that the completion of the mont
of February marked the tirst time i
- history for 101) years when seven sm
cesslve Februarys of only 28 day
have occurred and it will be 200 yeal
lunger, or the year 2,100. The uni
sual occurrence is due to the working
of the rule of astronomers for calcul;
ting leap years. The rule by wide
the present or Gregorian Calendar 1
calculated ls as follows:
Every year divisible by four shall I
a leap year except the centuries ac
these shall be leap years if they ai
divisible by 400. According to th
rule the year HiOO was not a leap yea
and therefore the present year, 100:
ls the seventh year since a leap yef
occurred. The year 2000 will be
leap year because it is divisible by 4C
so that the next time when seven con
mon years will he from the year 20C
to 2103, the year 2100 not being
leap year. The above rule was ii
stitutcd by Pope Gregory in an ei?o:
to keep the solar and calendar yea
Thc solar or sun year is 365 days,
hours, 40 minutes and 47 seconds lon
so that every four year thc solar yea
gets nearly but not quite 24 hou
ahead of the common year and a
cordingly one day is added toFebrua
every 4 years to take up thc discre
ancy. There is, however, still a sligl
difference, the calandar gaining t
the solar year by about one day
every 40 years so that on every ce
tury year divisible by 400, thc ext
day is not added._
Ttio CIOMIIIR Scone.
A sad story corads from Barnw
to the effect that llcyward Dunbi
thc only surviving son of Mr. a
Mrs. George Dunbar, has been carri
to Columbia and committed
Ute hospital for thc ins an
This is tlie last scene in the aw:
tragedy enacted at Hobbins
December 31, 1901, of which so mu
has already been written, where t
unfortunate young man saw his fall
and two brothers killed in rapid s>
cession, and, at thc same time, s
his mother wounded. Thc m
heartless will not wonder that
mind and body have given away,
such suffering few are called upon
endure. Thc friends of the yoi
man have observed for some time tl
his body was weakening and mind g
lng way, and when the end cann
showed itself In his frantic search i
calls for his dead brother, for wh
his heart always went out.
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The Ghattanoogjt Ti mes says: ' We
have a communication from a "South
ctn Gentleman'' scoring New York's
400 for entertaining rt negro actress at
an, eyoning function and skinning,
alive thtyouog dude who led a dance
with her. What's tho use? Don't
"southern gentlemen" know,that this
same set) ontcrtaincd a monkey .with a
luncheon, afc Newport last summery
What arc wc going to do witli a "sot"
(whoss fathers were thieves) and that,
has nothing to do but kjll?"