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Which s?mil it be? .Which shall it he?
. 1 looked at Jotin-'-Johrt looked ah me,
And when 1 found that 1 must speak,
My voice ?eemc? strangely low aud
weak. $j
"Tell me again what Robert said;"
And then I listening, bein my head,
This is his letter:^- . .
ft fl will, gi ve
A bo?so a?d land while "you shall live,
If, ttl return,.;from out your seven,
Oue child to me for nye is given."
I looked at John's old garments worn;
I thougnt of all that he had horne,
Or poverty, and work, and care,
Which I, tfiough willing, could not
share;
I thought of seven young mouths to
feed,
Of seven little children's need,
And then ot this.
"Conic, John," said I,
"We'll chooso among them as they lie
Asleep," So, walking hand in hand,
Dear John and I surveyed our hand,
First to the cradle lightly stepped,
Whore Lillian, the baby, slept.
Softly tho father stooped to lay
Iiis rough hand down in a loving way,
When dream or whisper made her stir,
And huskily he said: Not her!"
We stooped beside thc 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 check,
A tear undried. Ere .lohn could speak,
"He's buta baby, trio," said 1,
And kissed him as wc hurried by;
Pale, patient Robbie's angel face,
Still in his sleep bore suffering's trace.
"No, for a thousand crowns not him,"
Ile whispered, while our eyes were
dim.
Poor Dick! bad Dick! our wayward
son
Turbulent, restless, idle one
Could he Li spared? Nay. Ile who
gave,
Hid us befriend him to the grave;
Only a mother's heart could bc
Patient enough for such as he;
"And so," said John, "i would not
dare
To take him from her bedside prayer."
Then stoic wc softly up above,
And knelt by Mary, child of love.
"Perhaps for her 'twould better bc,"
I said to John. Quite silently
lie lifted up a curl that lay
Across her check In wilful way,
And shook his head, "Nay, Luve, not
thee,"
Thc while my heartbeat audibly.
Only one more, our eldest lad
Trusty and truthful, good and glad.
So like his father. "No, John, no;
1 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;
Thankful tu work for all the seven,
Trusting the rest to One in Heaven.
THE COTTON OUTLOOK.
Uhili Priens nre Predicted Kven Wit h
a Lnrge Crop.
In conversation on Thursday with
a Reporter of Thc State Mr. T. ll.
Wannaiuaker, one of the largest cot
con dealers in this State made tho fol
lowing prediction lu reference to the
cotton outlook: "One peculiarity
about the cotton business is that by
mutual consent all thc men who are en
gaged in it, arc 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 tb
one that it is right, everybody is ex
pected to see the correct guess, and
never mention the prophecies that
failed to materallze.
"You have of course forgotten
those bcarisli views expressed by me
last fall, and I now risc to remark
that the developments in the cotton
trade the present season have aston
ished everyone.
"Had it been admitted in the early
part of the season that the crop
would approximate 11,000,000 hales,
it would have been conceded wit hon t
argument, that !) cents would he 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 seale that we practi
cally have a famine, and strict mid
dling cotton is easily worth Ki l-l!
cents, In spite of the fact that mil
lions of spindles arc idle, as the re
sult of short supplies. This condition
makes the progress ol' the growing
crop of supreme interest to dealers
and spinners alike. There must be a
yield of eleven and a half million hales
of cotton In thc minimum, or a con
tinued curtailment of consumption,
if prices arc to he kept within reason
able bound:i the coming season.
"The acreage is the largest on re
cord by probably, 'J to 4 per cent, and
thc consumption ol' 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 .lune. Since that lime
however, the conditions have been
quite favorable, and with continued
good seasons and a late fall, a large
crop may reasonably he expected.
Thc 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
thc next six weeks will largely deter
mine thc yield. Wc must have plen
ty of moisture through thc month ol
August, and should drought, develop
over any extensive area, there would
b2 a sensational advance in the new
crop months."
A CoufeHHcri Murderer.
Harman Truman Coates, who was
committed to jail at Richmond, Yu.,
for 10 days for drunkenness and wlki
hos been wandering in thc south for
over a year, has confessed lo thc po
lice authorities that lie Is a murderer.
The crime, according to his confession
v/as committed at Spring Valley, N.
Y., May 10, 1002) and bbc victim win
Louis Hull of that town. A telegr?ri
from Spring Valley received toduj
cmlirms thc story. Coates says lu
was horn In Patterson, N. .1. Ht
po<cd as an umbrella mender whlh
here.
Lightning struck S. .1. Walters' s av
mill near Grand Hay, Ala.. Tuesdaj
afternoon, causing thc Inlier tb ex
ploded . iWilliam Carter, Alfred Wash
big ton and Lewis Johnson, negroes
were killed. Calvin Forte, white was
badly scalded and will die. Two othei
White men were less seriously injured.
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?refit SUCriciA
. ?V ^ . i*< *' ' : ^ .
l'he obalxi-i'ulrd'or 'i?oi) lo bein? an*
tlclpatcd already by those hi ohargo
am! the premium list bas been lssilcd.
Tho Fair this year will bo from
October '?i to October :io, abd In that
tlruo there will bb a larger variety qi
exhibits here than there have been Iii
recent years. The farmers of the
State are taking a great Interest in
the stock and poultry exhibitions and
this line will bo a lull.one.
The racing committee ls determined
that their feature at thc Fair will nob
ba tho least. Columbia is particular
ly inteicUcd in horse llcsh just now
and the paddock at thc Fair grounds
is sure to be full this year when the
poules arc ready to nm.
There will be no carnival this year
by the Elks, JUS the rule of thc great
order now forbids such festivity, but
the Chamber of Commerce will en
deavor to arrange au attraction and
street show that will eclipse the one of
last year. There will bc side shows,
free band concerts, a Moral parade, a
confetti battle, and a handsome ball.
Thc State ball will bc of course, thc
premier social event of thc week, but
there are already proposed several pri
vate entertainments of an extensive
nature. The students of the South
Carolina College will give a german
and there will he a cotillion also.
Thc secretary will open his ofllcc in
Columbia ou the lirst Monday preced
ing the Fair and will he ready to re
cord all entries. This year the gates
will he opened at !) a. m. and the
building will bi closed at ? in the af
ternoon, thus diverting the attention
of the crowds to thc street shows in
the heart of the city.
All exhibits must be on the grounds
on or before the 20th of October. The
society will refund all freight charges
paid hy exhibitors living in the State,
on exhibits raised or produced in South
Carolina, provided such exhibits are
shipped at the lowest reduced rate]
and prepaid.
Thc Southern Express company,
from points within its territory, will
charge for fancy poultry and oct stock I
double merchandise rates, which must
be prepaid. If thc certificate of the
secretary is obtained that the same
has been on exhibition, no charge will
bc made for return to original ship
ping point.
All exhibits sent by freight or ex
press must be prepaid and plainly
marked "Secretary State Fair, Colum
bia, S. C.," and in addition must have
the shipper's name and address un
them to insure their return. Unless
those instructions are complied with
thc society will not undertake to re
turn tlicexhibits. Immediately after
shipping thc exhibits notify the secre
tary anti send him thc bill of lading
or express receipts, that all exhibits
may be looked after with thc transpor
tation companies.
The olllceis ol' t hc Fair association
for l"0:i are:
President-lt. 1'. Hamer. .Ir., Ha
mer.
President Pro Teni .1. Wash Watts,
Mount ville.
Viet? Pr?sidents-A.T. Smythe, First
congressional district, Charleston: lt.
Ii. Watson, Second congressional dis
trictllidge Spring;T. S. Kittani, Third
congressional district, Ninety-Six; .1.
Wash Watts, Fourth congressional
district, Mon nt vi ile; .1. W. Dunup
ant, Fifth congressional district,
Chester: P. F. Williamson, Sixth'con
ti ressional district. Darlington; G. A.
Gulgnard, Seventh congressional dis
trict, Columbia.
lOxecutivc Committee--M. L. Uon
iltlson, ( J reen ville; A. Porter Haskell,
Columbia: John Ii. W. Watts, Lau
rens; .1. H. Wannamaker, St. Mat
thews: J. F. M obley, Whillsboro; Ire?
dell .Jones, Kock Hill; W. fl. llinsnn,
Charleston: .1. .1. Browning* Sodalia;
111 M. Pegues, Cheraw; C. F. Moore,
Bennetts ville; J. II. Wharton, Water
loo: I). t?\ Eli rd, Lexington; J. W.
prober, Lcwiedulc.
Secretary-A. W. Love, Chester.
Assistant Secretar)-.1. M. Canley,
Columbia.
Treasurer -A. G?mcwell LaMottc,
Columbia.
General Superintendent. - I). F.
Ell rd, Lexington.-The State.
HERE'S HOW TO KISS.
Ail Alleged Kxpert's Instruction to
Those ol' I JONS Practice.
Thousands upon thousands ol' well
educated people go through life and
never learn the art ol kissing, an ac
complishment in our experience worth
more than all thc learning of the
great Sanhedrim. Very true, people
do extract some pleasure out ol' a kiss,
but they never feel that blissful rap
ture that tingles and dances along
every nerve from the medulla bblon
gata to i lie very terminal of the great
sciatic.
Every son of fallen humanity should
feel and know the ecstatic Joy. The
following rule is freely given to all
those who have blundered over a sim
ple little kiss, lt is absurd to think how
few people perform kissing correctly.
All men of sentiment read carefully:
lt makes not a particle of difference
whether your girl is young or old,
homely or beautiful, low or tall, thick
or thin, the only absolute requisite is
love. Tb make the kiss a success she
must lend a helping hand and not
dodge, or squeal as if she objected.
Not a word must be spoken. Never
be in a hurry-haste mars everything.
Put your right arin over her left
shoulder and clasp her right band
with your left. The right ann must
now slide slowly down her back to
her waiste-but don't be in a hurry.
Senti a little thrill down your arm,
anti press her doss to your heart.
Look lovingly into her eyes and bend
your head till your lips almost touch
hers -till you feel her soft balmy
breath. Let your mustache sweep
lightly across her lips by way of pre
liminary-but do not hurry. Aim
fairly and hil. squarely. Let the four
lips come softly together and smack,
so to speak, into t he. sweetest homo
geneousness. Look tenderly into her
upi inned eyes while every tendon,
muscle and nerve quivers with delight
and fancy bathes ber plumage in a
sea ol' bliss mid sua rs through an at
mosphere redolent of joy where every
passion and appetite inherited In
Adam's fall Is relined and purified and
all is swallowed up in love- and you
are a natural boru idiot if you hurry
now.-Johnnie C., in The Athenian.
i'oiiiictl I'nrnjrmpliH.
A well wisher is one who invests
his coin in oil lands.
The less wit a man has the more
others many appreciate it.
The will of the people" disinherits
a good many candidates.
Eve's fondness for apples was a
i mighty good thing for tailors and
I dressmakers.
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TllS St?Py bf Young ?b?t?i Uafci?
, linihh >n ?eut'/???.
. ?. young iban . n?tucti Ulevcl?nd
"Woods from, tblsstato iles In the Jail
hospital iii Atlanta dangerously
wounded ns a result of an attempt to
rob a drug store a day dr so ago.
Wood and a professional crook named
Schmidt were seen to enter tho store
and tho proprietor fired upon them,
wounding Wood severely. Schmidt
and Wood were both taken to jail and
the latter's father, who lives in Edge
Ueld, read of the affair in the papers.
Mr. Wood is' a poor mau, having
eleven ebildreu, and bas a hard time
in making cuds meet, but thc. ladies
of Atlanta hearing of his condition,
and feeling sorry for the boy who bas
been led astray, have interested them
selves and will endeavor to keep the
boy out of the penitentiary. The
Atlanta Constitution of Wednesday
in speaking of Mr. Wood's visit says:
When the story of L. E. Wood's
trip to Atlanta to see his burglar son
was read sympathy for the distressed
father caused several ladies to take au
interest in the case and they will assist
Wood in his eliorts to get his son out
or trouble and take him back to his
home in South Carolina. Thc ladies
called at thc tower. Wednesday morn
ing and were present when father and
son met. The jailor states that when
Wood saw his son, wour.ued and ill
and lying across a cot In thc Tower
hospital, and knew that he had been
shot down as a criminal and was held
as a felon, bc broke down and wept
like a child.
"My son, my poor boy." he cried
out, "was it for this ?hut I held you
in my arms when you were a babe and
looked after you all these years?"
Thc prisoner turned his face away
from his grief-stricken parent, and his
eyes, too. were lilied with tears. Thc
ladies who went to thc Tower and
promised Wood to do what they could
to help bira keep his son from a lung
term in the penitentiary, stated that
they did not wisli to be placed in thc
light of persons trying to thwart jus
tice.but believing young Wood was the
victim of an outlaw and a crook, they
wanted him to be given a chance to
reform.
"lt is for thc sake of his old father
and mother that we have interested
ourselves in the case," they said, "and
wc believe that boy, if given a chance
to return home, will never be caught
in such a scrape agalu." Wood is a
poor man and has a family of eleven
children, lie has very little money,
but says he will spend thc last cent he
can raise on earth to keep his son
from becoming a convict.
TOBACCO FARMERS DESPONDENT
ITIIICHS Prices Improve ninny Will
Drop Itu Cultivation.
The Florence Li raes says t he pre
sent condition in the tobacco market
has greatly depressed the tobacco
farmers, and it ls not to be wondered
at. 11' reports from otiier towns are
to be relied on few if any market ex
cept Florence has more bilan one
buyer, the representative of the
American Tobacco company. Flor
ence has her usual crops, but prices
here are nothing like what they- were
last year, which was a phcuomiual
year. Last year, wheti tobacco was
at the highest it liad ever been known
in this section speculators laid in large
stocks which they cannot now unload.
Thc prices this year really oller
speculators a good chance, but having
been burned last year they keep their
lingers oil o? it. The Dillion corres
pondent of tlie Columbia State writ
ing his paper says: The State's stair
correspondent ina letter from Mullins
echoes the sentiment of this entire
section. Tobacco growers are simply
paralyzed. A single instance will
illustrate: A geutlemen who was in
terested In three barns of tobacco that
were sold by his tenants here on last
Tuesday told your correspondent that
the harvesting, curing and marketing
of the lot of tobacco cost WO. The
net proceeds from the sale were $27,
giving nothing for land rent, guano
nor time and labor expended during
the long hut days and nights required
to make and harvest thc crop. The
high prices of last season Induced
many experienced farmers to try a
barn or two: others increased their
acreage; a few, very few secretly let
it severely alone, when they saw that
the market would practically be under
conbrol the next season of. the Ameri
can Tobacco company and it will be
very hard if not impossible to in
duce such men to plant another hill
of tobacoo. One such lesson as is now
in evidence is enough. With prices
that would pay for thc cultivation of
tobacco had become an important in
dustry, it gave profitable employment
to thousand besides putting into cir
culation a large volume of cash at a;
season when without it money has
been conspicuous for its absence. The
result will be a return to the old
stand by-cotton-which snaps its
lingers at trusts and combines and
has so far defeated cvrirv attempt to
"corner it," and besides it's the lazy
man's crop, lie can plant it any time
from March to .lune, go in the lield
occasionally and look at it promising
a working next week go Hailing, hunt
ing or frolicing then knocked about
it a little and in spite ol' it all, it
yields more than he generally gathers
in by Christmas.
Thc Toy Pistol Pest.
Chicago has taken up in earnest thc
very important question of toy pistols.
An ordinance ls pending in thc coun
cil of that city which is intended to
stop the use and sale of the pestiferous
little weapon by means ol' which hun
dreds of l>oys are killed every year. In
Chicago about if> deaths caused by
toy pistols have taken place since thc
Fourth of July, and others will doubt
less follow In Pittsburg about half as
many victims have perished in this
manner In the small city ot Wllkes
barre, in thc anthracite coal region,
six fatal cases of lockjaw have been
traced to" this summer's crop of toy
pistol wounds. Cincinnati and Cleve
land have had the same experience,
and so it goes through tho country.
As the toy pistols do no good any
where, there ought to be no doubt
about tlie passage of the pending Chi
cago ordinance or thc enactment of
like legislation in other places. At
best the pistols are a public nuisance,
and at worst they cause terrible de
struction of life. Boys who die or
lockjaw arc in agony long before tho
end of thc deadly disease. Many of
them are bright and promising lads,
and their lives are well worth saving.
Harsh measures arc not always best
-as thc woman who marries a man
to reform him is apt to discover to
lier sorrow.
.It lntHted ttfaVtttfl 'X'jfefl?tlb?jb svi?
c?llati efvrlyjBPssio? of coriKf?s? Iii No
vember to disc??a and ii rJosfllblo m>.
tle.tho ?uauclal question, Tl?'e. Presi
dent hos been eonf?bbin^ With thc
prominent members of bis. party for
months, seeking a solution fpr a qucs
tioii, which wo have heen told thous
ands of times wus settled hy the hist
two president lal elections': when Mr.
W. J. Bryan declared tliat tho coun
try needed wore money to conduct
tho business of the country, thc Re
publican party and their allies, the
gold bug Democrats,, insisted that the
country was abundant^yppllcd with
money for all needful purposes; Now
President Roosevelt and tho Joading
Republican politicians and pacers me
clamoring for a more elastic currency
to conduct the business of the coun
try. The main question to be de
cided is whether thc goverumeut pr
the banks shall issue the new curren
cy. . Those who seem to be posted on
Republican politics says there will be a
great battle over the matter, but wc
will wager a last year's bird's nest
that the hanks will win, and will be
given the right of managing thc ilnan
ces of this great country.
In commenting on this demand on
thc part of Republican politicians fer
more money, Mr. RryaninThe Com
moner well says: "lt is less than seven
years since we were told, in tho cam
paign of 18i)(i, that we had plenty of
money in thc country and did not
need any more. Since that time thc
volume ol money has been increased
over live hundred millions, and yet
money is still so scarce that thc finan
ciers insist upon the loaning of all sur
plus money to the banks in order to
keep business going-this, in addition
to thc asset currency defended by the
same arguments."
Speaking on thc same line a "Ne
braska banker says: "Thc silver dol
lar which wc condemned liad nearly
lifty cents'worth of silver in it, bub
thc asset currency which they pro
pose may be absolutely worthless. 1
left the Democratic party to "protect
the country from bad money. Is'thc
Republican party going to reward me
with au asset currency, which is in
finitely worse titan silver?" This
banker evidently thinks that he has
been thc victim of misplaced conli
dence, and is honest enough to confess
it.
Thc Augusta Chronicle says: Mean
while, thc undigested and indigestible
securities are in dry dock and the
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 lux
ury arc bewailing thc forced economy
ol' brokers' speculations and the sorely
bitten rich, who spend freely when thc
goose honks high. Thc money ques
tion evidently is never settled. Like
the pour, it is always with us. Presi
dent Roosevelt may bc monkeying
with a buzz-saw."
Stick tu tlio Dnctois:
Medical Talk, a monthly publica
tion ol Columbus, Ohio, is making a
hot light on the doctors. We do not
know what the circulation of tho
journal is but it lias every appearance
of enjoying a large patronage and In
lluence. Hs object, as stated in an
editorial in a recent issue is to give
tlic people instruction in hyg-iene-and
medicine and keep them from abett
ing thc doctors to make victims of
them in experimental ways. Itscems
that thc object is also to encourage
tlic use of patent medicines and dit
courage the employment of physici
ans.
Here is an extract from one of its
editorials: "There are many urgent
rcasoets why the people ought to
know what thc doctors are doing J
They ought- to kuow all about it. Un
like the lawyers and artists and chem
ists, the doctors arc asking for legis- j
lation that vitally affects thc home.
Thc day is past when the people can
alTord to ignore what the doctors are
tailing about and trying todo. The
doctors are asking for laws which will
Iii ve them authority to enter thc home
and compel the people to submit to
surgical operations to take medicine
that they arc unwilling to usc. The
doctors are asking for laws which
would refuse burial to people who died
under the treatment^ certain schools
or physicians until the services of the
coroner have been called upon. The
doctors arc asking for Jaws which
make it ditllcult, if not impossible for
people to obtain proprietory remedies
In which they have learned to have
confidence. In fact the doctor lias
entered thc home forcibly and is un
dertaking to do by legislative enact
ment what he has found himself un
able to accomplish by winning the
confidence of the people. The regular
college made doctor has failed to con
vince the people that bc is any better
able to combat diseases than many
peoblc who have not been to college."
Tlic It'lorcnce Times says: "there
can bc nothing in tito world more vi
cious or dangerous than people trying
to dudor themselves and their fami
lies with drugs the composition of
which tlicy know nothing and the" af
reet of which is thc riskiest experi
ment that could he tried. We do not
condemn patent or proprietory medi
cines, but we do think that they
should be used wittt caution and only
when somebody else in whom one can
have confidence has experimented
with them and learned their effects.
The country is Hooded with proprie
tory medicines of all sorts. Those
which establish themselves and win
the confidence of thc people have doz
ens of inimitations which arc j often
palmed oil" on thc unwary, lt would
surprise the average citizen to know
how many patent medicine fiends
there were through the country, peo
ple who ruin their health hy pouring
till kinds of new drugs into their sys
tem. Tliicro is but one safe way to
usc drugs and that is tinder thc di
rection of somebody who knows." If
von are sick the surest and only sato
"way is to stick to tlic doctors. They
have been with, us for lo these many
years, and while," like'the balance of
us, they do not know, everything, they
arc mighty handy to have ' about,
when our loved ones arc sick, s
.Min* Stint Down. i
A dispatch from Whittlrisvllle,
Mass., says a large part of thc cotton
manufrcturing industry In that sec
tion will suspend operations on Aug.
1 for one week witli tho outlook poi tic
ing to further gradual curtailment in
several mills after resumption bf work
on Aug. 10. Notices announcing the
shut-down were posted by four'of the
largest companies Thursday.' lt ls
thought tho decision to close was In
accordance with an agreement among
certain of the New langland mills
treasurers to decrease the production
during August on account of thc
unfavorable cotton market.
A Prolilh?oiit Aifcb? ?o?W ^?faio?
Takes Hio oWii Ldi*?.
? dispatch from Alleen to'The State
sayfi. Mr. Arthur Wi Cushman shot
aha killed himself at his home, eight
rallos 'northeast of Aiken, Friday
morning at 8 o'clock. Mr. Cushman
was one of thc most prominent men
in Aiken county and had hosts of
friends throughout thc State. Ile
was a member of the legislature from
.1898 to 11)00 and was a candidate for
shcriir of Aiken county in 1000. Ho
ing defeated in this ruco he moved
his family to Texas, where he lived
about niue months and then rot urned
to his home county, where lie has been
farming ever since.
Mr. Cushraau-has been very despon
dent for sometime owing to several
linaucial reverses. He was very am
bitious and could not hear defeat in
any mauncr. His family have known
for some time that he was continually
brooding over cither rca? or imaginary
troubles and they have watched him
closely and kept all lire arms, etc.,
out of his way.
"Thursday one of Mr. Gush man's
sons went hunting and on returning
left lils gun in his room. Friday
morning Mr. Cushman locked himself
In thc room and wrote a note to his
family, giving instructions as Lo his
burial, and placing the shotgun
against his heart pulled thc trigger
and killed himself instantly.
Mr. Cushman has been very success
ful witli his farm and all thought
that his worries would case. Hu was
a man 51 vears of age, liked by all
who knew him, and by his death
Aiken county has lost one of her
staunchest citizens. Mr. Cushman
leayes a wife, three daughters and
four sons, who arc all prostrated with
grief at the tragic death of the kind
and loving husband and father.
Mr. Cushman had threatened to kill
himself two weeks ago. At this time
he stated that there was nothing else
todo. I lis confidant and friend talk
ed to him at tlie time and tried to en
courage him, telling him that there
was nu need to do violence to himself
as bc was doing well and could get all
thc financial aid he needed, lt was
thought then that Mr. Cushman had
becu dissuaded from Ins purpose, but
thc result Friday morning shows that
Hie idea of self-destruction had taken
too linn a hold upon his mind.
LIQUOR SEIZED.
g
li
si
Cur Iioad ol' Si nil' Taken Churre ol'
by Otllcers.
A special from Columbia to the Au
gusta Chronicle .says: Keveline ollleers
here seized a carload ol' corn whiskey
Saturday afternoon believed to have
been assigned to a local dealer. The
?.seizure was made on request of thc
collector of internal revenue of Geor
[gia and will he held until an investi
gation now being made is completed.
The stull' passed thrungli herc some
time ago being consigned from Spen
cer, N. C., to Savannah, Ga., which is
the way local dealers work, making
thc shipment interstate and safe from
the hands of the constables. Thc con
stables, however, got busy with thc
internal revenue oillce in Georgia and
when the car came back Saturday tile
revenue oillce here was requested hy
the Georgia oillce to hold the car.
Thc dealer herc Unding the car
watched so closely had it billed to
Charlotte, N. C., but the train was
stopped atltlandiug street station and
thc car seized, "lt contained 105 kegs
each holding 4 7-8 gallons of corn
whiskey valued at about SI..00 agal
l?n. Thc revenue otllcers herc will
hold it until the otllcers at Spencer, 11
N. C., where the car originated, as
I certain whether thc government tax
is paid or nut and if not it will bc con
fiscated. If it has been paid thc stuff
will bc released, as thc government
has nothing to do with thc state's
law. Meanwhile the constables will
not lu?e sight of the car as long as it
ia-in this state and the local dealer ls
simply out a carload of whiskey.
I Constable Cureton this morning re
ported to Chief Hammett that he had
[seized the distillery run by .1. D. Stan
I sell In l'ickens county and about <>t)0
gallons of whiskey. Stanscll was
caught taking whiskey from the gov
eminent warehouse for illegal pur
poses and as thc government gauger
violated the law in letting him hav
it, he will be prosecuted by the United
States government.
August for :?- Yearn.
The following data, covering a peri
od of :i2 years, have been compiled
from tlie Weather llureau records at
Charleston, South Carolina, month of
August for 02 years.
TEMl'EltATUJlK.
Mean or normal temperature, 81 dc
g rees.
The warmest month was that of
11)00, with an average of Sd degrees.
The coldest month was that of 1874
with an average of 78 degrees.
The highest temperature was 100
degrees on August 4th, 18M).
Thu lowest temperature was 02 de
grees on August loth, 1871?.
Average date on which first "kill
lng" frost occurred inautum, Novom
ber :i0Lli.
Average date on which last "kill
ing" frost occurred in spring, Mardi
ard.
Average for the month, 7.22 inches
Average number of days with .01
of an inch or more, I.').
The greatest monthly precipitation
was li?. 18 inches in 1885.
Tile least montly precipitation was
0. 10 inches in I DOO.
The greatest amount of precipita
tion recorded in any 21 consecutive
hours was 5.80 inches on August ?l?th
and Hist, 1885.
CLOUDS AND WKATII EU.
Average number clear days, 8; part
ly cloudy days, I tl: cloudy days, 7.
WIND.
The prevailing winds have been
from the Southwest, 20 per cent.
The highest velocity ol' the wind
was '.to miles from tlie Basti on August
28th, IS1.):?.
Statlun: Charles ton, S. C.
Date of issue: July 2:?, 10ja.
L. N. Jesu nofsky,
Local Forecaster, Weal her Ihircau.
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His Doe in thc United States.
Th* FpeelaSkt 11' noiv Indispensable.. Iii alt walks' of hid Utero ia a demand Xor ihS iriifV:
who can do ono particular t'.iln 5 better-Utan aa? ono else.and such a man ls ono who has confln/jd
Ula eiul^avor to, and t-eiitorou. all ot lils energy and ability on thc ?pee i al ty .ho has chosen to't oin'"
? Ufo'? work. -, " ? . ? ' . ' . : .' " 'f iiKJ*^^^^
Early til tay prufeaslonal career I realized that Chronic Dtseasoj vero not being gi vim tho
a.tont.on waie.i their ltnportanco warranted. 1 saw that these diseases required o special fit
ness which thc bu?y practitioner could never acquired For wore.ihaa twenty years, I have*de- |
voled myself exelualvoly to the study and treatment of IhcsQ dUcaacsuaad tho fact tha^physl-'
clan* recommend tao to their pat lon ta la an evidence ot my sit Ul and.ability in my'spb'c?o?^We. I'
gi vo special counsel to physicians with obstinate* and absouro casca.
1 havn devoted particular nttcntlou to chronic diseases ot inca and women, and no other
class of ?liseuse requires more Intelligent nnd expert treatment, U is a fact (hat a 'majority bf .
men owe tho Korlousness of their condition to improper treatment, and aiallu'rotp realizo tho
Importance of placing their case In tho hands of a skilled and expert specialist. '. ?V'jR^VH
B>I^?..^...^v n^t??B?4>> Overindulgence, Indiscretions nnd excesses aro not the only:'
{\SRl VOUS ?CJUSCI?V causes of un Impairment of sexual strength. Such a derango
mt*v*Bwwmj inent frequently cornea from worry, overwork, mcntal-.stralrii'j
etc.. which gradually wcAkcns nnd injures the system before the unfortunate victim realizes
the true nature of lila trouble. Nervousness, weak back, dizziness, loss nf memory, snots before
the eyes, despondency, etc.,often arc thc first symptoms of nn Impairment of manly vigor, and lt
neirlorted serious results nrc sure to follow. 1 want to talk lo every nina who has any ot these
symptoms or weakening of his manly functions. I cnn promptly correct nil irregularities, and '
under my skillful treatment you will have restored all of thc streunt h and glory ot your man
hood. Wliothorvou consult mo or not, do not jeopardize your hculth by experimenting with
ready-made medicine*, freo samples, so-called quick cures, etc.. as "ie most delicate organs of jj
the body ure Involved, and only an expert should tia entrusted with your case. Send for free
booklet, " Nervous Debility and Its Family of Ills."
? . My cure for this disease la gent?o and painless, and often causes no detention from business or other duties. It Involves
NTB'IPTIII'P cutting or dangerous surgical operation. I inproper treatment will result lu serious Injury. I give each ?MISO lndlvld
Jtl \J nat attention, and trent Hs every requirement. Kvcry obstruction is removed, and nil discharge soon ceases, lnUamma*
lon nnd soreness la allayed and tho canal heals up promptly and permanently. Scud for free book on Stricture.
? I Thia tfisOaSO ts tho enlargement of veins of tho scrotum, which fill with stagnant blond, causing a constant drain upon
li ??f IPflPPlP thc vitality, lt weakens the ?Mitire system nnd sana away nil sexual strength. 1 cure th ls disease with the same uni- ;
I Ul IUUUUIU form ce rta! ll ly just aa quick aa oonsUtent with medical seloncc. Probably more men are afflicted with Varlcocolo than :
nv other disease, nnd their strength la being drained away without their knowing the cause. Come tome at once If you think you aro affllct
dfaud learn tho cause of your trouble. Semi for free booklet on Varlcocolo.
_ . ^ , _ . This borrtlilo dlsoaso la no longer Incurable, and when I say tanti can euro tho most sevoro cose I do so because I
41 fin il PniQnn know Just what my treatment baa accomplished. If you ha-vo sores, pimples, blotches, nore throat, fains in the
JIUUU I UloUII bones falling hair or any symptoms which you do not understand, lt ls Important that you consult mc at once, and
?Ul toll von frankly whether or not you aro an unfortunate victim, t will guarantee to euro you without tho usc of strong and Injurious
n,T lo as uulok: if not quicker, time than any known treatment. My cure ls a permanent one, and la not raero patchwork,and tho disease
,-lU be eradicated from tho system forovor. Send for my free booklet, "Tho l'oison King."
^? r? m Women who suffer from thcailmnnts peculiar to their sex aro cured by my gent?o and.painless
ill Wfinflf?tl method of treatment, which avoids all necessity for surgical operations. If you suffer fromhearlng-.
JlgCnouo Ul viuiiiuii down pains, backache. Irregularities, louehorrhoa, etc., write me about your case. 1 havo restored I
0 health thousands ot suffering women. Send for my freo booklet on Women's piscases.
?. , ? r\? _ My specialty also Includes all other chronic diseases, such as Rheumatism, Catarrh, Diabetes, Bright's
.iirfinin UiSfiriSnS Disease; Stomach, Liver and Kidney Diseases. Piles, Fistula, Rupture. Paralysis, Locomotor Ataxia,St.
Jill UUIU a* iuuu?ww Vitus Dance, etc.. and all who want skillful, expert treatment should write me about their case. - My otllco -
? equipped with thc inost approved X-Hay anti electrical apparatus, so that my patients get tho bencllt of thc latest discoverlea of science.
. ?:???ij?M?i I Invite everyone to consult mc without charge, und will refund railroad fare one way to all who toko
"irt?Y&P I fPi?T?Tlfi?lT treatment. If you cannot see me In person write for symptom blanks and full information about my euc-'
?Willa* ? 1 v?*?ss?v?ai? cossfuj plan of borne, trcatmouv by which I have ou rot I patients In every State in tho Uulou audio iorcljja
ouutrlcs. Correspondence confidential. ..-^
J.
SS inman Htiilclintr. 224 S. Bro?d Street, Atlanta, fia.
Deadly Lis-hlniiiK I'MUHII.
At 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon
irec persons were killed and more
tian a score injured by lightning at?
lew Hope Church, Appomatox Coun
y, Va. The dead are: Paul Gowen,
liarles Austin and Aubrey Wingfield;
dille among the more seriously i nj ur
ti are: Eugene Turner, Nathaniel
lorrls, Tom Coleman and Napoleon
'atterson. A meeting of the Jumes
liver Baptist Association was in pro
ress, and a large number of men
ouk refuge under an awning, near thc
wilding, whoo the storm came on.
lightning struck a tree in fiont of
hu awning, causing the disaster, and
blowing ihe great crowd on the
rounds into a panic.
A New Remedy.
At Pasadena, Cal., Miss Alice Dane
pparenlly a helpless cripple and de
rived of perfect speech for many
ears, has suddenly had the use of her
mbs and vocal powers restored as the
?ult of an accident. Miss Dane had
ill'ered from spinal trouble and had
j hobble about on crutches, and could
iarcely speak above a whisper
IThile ascending tho stairs at her home
ie fell and tiie last . step struck
gainst her chest. Immediately the
ains from which she had suffered for
lany years left and being taken to a
ouch and lying there for a while sho
ot up and to the surprise of every one
.alked about without the aid ol'
rutones. Many physicians had treat,
d tile case unsuccessfully for years.
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ALMOST A MIRACLE.
DILLON, 8. O., Avg. l?th, 1WJ. .*
Gentlemen.:-In September, 1899, I took rheumatism In a Tory toad fora.
*n ? month after th? disease started I had to give up my work and so to
nea. It continued to grow worsa until my anns and bands wera badly drawn,'
so touch so that I could not-uee them. Hy lees were drawn baok until my
feet touched my hips. I was aa helpless aa a baby for nearly twelve months.
Tho muscles of my arms and logs woro hard and shriveled up. I suffered death
many times ovar. Was treated by six different physicians in MoColl, Dillon and
Marlon, but nona of them oould do mo auyjrnod, vin til Dr. J. P. lining, ot Dillon,
oaino to eoe me. Ha told mo to try your Riinoii ACIDE." Re cot sae one bottle
of tho mediolne and I bagan to taka it and before the first bottla was used up I
neron to (ot bettar. 1 aged five and a half bottlos and waa completely cured.
That was two years aro, and my health has beon excellent over since. Have had
no symptoms of rheumatism. I regard "RHKUMAOID?M RS by far tho best
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profession In South Carolina, and who was president of thc State Medical As
sociation, also president of thc Medical Board of Examiners of South Carolina
until he resigned to move lo Greenville, says: .
Greenville, S. C., October 10,1002.
After a service of one season at White Stone Lithia Springs, as resident
physician, I do not hesitate to say that the effect of the water upon those who
drink it for any length of time, has been perfectly marvelous. Invariably an
increase lx)th in llesh and appet ite was perceptible in one week, proving it to
be a mineral water of undoubted powerful tonic property. Its peculiar adapt-,
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sueh as dropsy, Bright's disease, diabetes and uric acid calculi, and all forms or
dyspepsia, rheumatism and gout, is to he expected from thc splendid analysis.
It has been noted frequently that visitors before coming here had to follow
every meal with some form of corrective, or conline themselves entirely to
predigested foods: soon discarded these entirely, being delighted to find that
the water alone-nature's own remedy-su (Heed.
Of thc many who drank this water this season for ten days consecutively,
not one but experienced decided benefit and a perceptible gain weight, varying
from two to live pounds. L. C. STEPHENS, M. D.
For rates and particulars, address - .t
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