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To Debauch tho Ballot Only Hope Of
Boone velts Managers.
KBM ABE ABLE 8E0BBT CIBCOLAB
Republican Defeat Represented as
Belog Possible. Independent Vote
and "Fickle Labor Blomont"
MuBt Be Controlled.
One week from next Tuesday eitber
Alton B. Parker or Thedore Roost
velt will be elected president of tho
United Statis. If Georg3 B. Cortel
you, official fat-fryer of the Republi
can party, knows what he is talking
about, lt 1B all over but the shouting,
Roosevelt is as good as ekcted, and
the votlrg on the 8 tb of No VOIE bei
will be a mere matter of form. Mr.
Roosevelt, so the official fat-fryer
would have tbe public understand,
will bave the jolliest kind of a walk
over. Indeed he will have so many
electoral votes that, like the old wo
man in the shce, with her numeroub
children he won't know what to do
But will Mr. Roosevelt have a mer
ry, or any other kind of a walkover?
Tom Watson, Mr. Roosevelt's side
partner, who ls running a Republican
annex, says he will. "The unspeak
able Addlcks" agree with Walson.
Former Senator Petter, of Kansas,
described a few years ago by Republi
can organs as "tho bewhiskered and
lantern-jawed calamity howler," ls of
the same opinion, and says so from
the stump. Astrologers and palmists
have been consulted and have added
to this convincing array of evidence.
And last, but by no moans least,,
Elijah II, otherwise known as Dowlc.
the Prophet, bas bad a vision which
contlrms tbe predictions of Cortelyou
and bi3 distinguished.' aids before
CAN THE PRESIDENCY HE I10UQIIT?
Despite the apparont confidence dis
played by these eminent conserva
tives, Messis. Cortelyou, Watson, Ad
dicks, Petter and Dowle, Roosevelt
will not be elected, unless supporters
of Parker and Davis in New York,
Indiana, Connecticut, New Jersey,
Wost Vliginia, Montana, Nevada,
/"Colorado, Delaware, Wisconsin and
Illinois prove to be less vigilant tban
it ls believed they are, and will be uu
til the close, of the polls. There is no
doubt that the Republican managers
have planned to buy the prtsideLcy.
Evidence accumulates that they are
preparing to use an enormous corrup
tion fund in the purchase of the Moat
ing vote in certain states. They have
been accused openly of this intention
by two bigh-olass independent news
papers, the New York Times and the
Brooklyn Eagle. The accusation ls
supported by that sort of circumstan
tial evidence which oftentimes is more
convincing than direct evidence. That
the disclosures made to the newspa
pers named, and which have been
' published by them, and not denied by
the Republican managers, are true no
honest man doubts. The victims
who furnished the Information are
the heads ot large corporations
which are not particularly Interested
in the Republican campaign, being
among the corporations which do not
depend for business success upon the
tariff or other class legislat'on.
They were "sandbagged" and forced
to give large sums of money tu tho re
publican national committee, the In
ference being that If they failed to do
so they would ''hear something drop."
-Mr. Cortelyou, it should be borne in
mind, was formerly secretary of the
department of commerce and labor, a
department created ostensibly for the
public beneilt, but actually managed
in the personal and political Interest
of Theodore Roosevelt in anticipation
of his nomination for the presidency.
Whether or not the infamous plan to
buy the presidency for Roosevelt can
be put through, depends upon the vlg
llance. of the local committees and in
dividual voters, who are earnestly
supporting Parker and Davis. The
Democratic national committee is in
possession of evidence from every
Btate In the union which convinces it
that the clean, unpurcbasahle vote of
the country which favors the election
of the Dcmccratlo ticket ls at least a
third larger than the like vote favor
ing the Republican ticket. And the
committee is convinced that the drift
is with the Derxocrats at the present
time. Parker and Davis will certaluly
win the election if the wholesale de
baunchery of the ballot contemplated
by the Republican managers can be
prevented. To this end the Democratic
national committee, with powerful al i
from Democratic and Independent
tources, is bending its energies. It
every Democratic voter will consider
himself on guard to protect the purltj
of the ballot, Parker and Davis wili
make as great a sweep as did Cleve
land and Stevenson In 1892.
AN INFAMOUS REPUBLICAN CIRCULAR.
The Republican corruptionlsts, with
millions already in their campaign
chest, are crying, begging, browbeat
lng to get more. They have made a
secret appeal to Wall street interests,
which belles their professed confidence
in a Roosevelt walkover, but indicates
that they intend to raise every dollai
possible and buy the presidency at
any cost. A Wall street man who
received one of these appeals from the
headquarters of the Republican na
tional committee, sent lt to a pcisonal
friend, Prof. Henry Lc omis Nelson, a
member of the faculty of Williams
college. Prof. Nelson says of it: ''Its
English ls the English that would b.
ubed by a district captain or New
York in bidding for votes in announc
ing his annual picnic on East river
From the beginning to the closing
sentences, thc circular tills one with
shanie that such a document should
ls.ue from the headquarters of the
great party which is now In power ID
every department of the government,
and which ls asking the government
to maintain lt in power. The appeal
is roado for those who have money,
that they pay for the election of Mr.
"Tho circular says that the real
campaign has not yet begun. It says
furthur that the election depends
upon the votes of men who are in
dependent, and lt Is to win these votes
that money ls needed. It significant
ly declares that among the indopen
dent?, upon whose votes 'all political
contests depend?is 'the fickle lalor
clement.' The 'great class not iden
tified with any party' ls also mention
INDEPENDENTS AND LABOR MEN
"Tho lndepent vote, including the
'fickle labor element,' ls according to
this circular, to be obtained before
success can be had. A great company
of speakers, 'tons of literature,' and
*t>U the outfit* of a campaign 'calls
for a bioadgauged management and
lots of money.'
"Again alluding to tbe indepen
dents it is stated:
"Tnls latter class (men not identi
fied with any party) was responsible
for the election of Grover Cleveland
in two national campaigns, a man of
peculiar faults, utterly devoid of the
qualities necessary to cope with tbe
duties of the high office nf president
of tho United States. T?is unmanly
and contemptible slur ls made in a
circular written and published in order
to secure money to be expended for
tho election of Theodore R osovelt.
"Tho circular attributes tho great
building operations in Ne v York to
tbe Republican party's control Of the
national government, and says that
"if Judge Parker is elected those who
now dwell in New York hotels will be
driven to the tenement houses.' Tho
writer of the circular further re
marks: 'I know of a hundred con
cerns in this country that would ra
ther give $50,000 each than have a
chango of party."
"The circular then proceeds to deny
tts own story of the prosperity which
Oas followed tho administration and
ocntrol of the Republican party, and
tts author, assuming a confidential
air, says: 'If you must know the
truth, let me tell you that there ls
danger ahead! "With Maryland and
Kentucky out of the Republican
column, with 50,000 men out of em
ployment In Chicago, with the
failure of crops in the Dakotas, with
the odds against us In Montana, with
an Inside fight on In New York (balf
the Republicans ready to knife O Jell
(sic), with a cotton mill slump in
New England, with such conditions
no Republican with large invest
ments can afford to run auy risks.'
"Again: 'Nut ono dollar of your
money will be thrown away. It will
bo your bread cast upon the waters,
which shall bring you. not only good
returns, but you shall have four years
more of prosperity, because you will
be protected!" Was there ever so
shameless a promise made in behalf of
a candidate fur president? lt is hero
proclaimed that a return lu pmtit
thread) and pt ote t:t lon (by the tariff
and fr.-m the operations of thc anti
trust law) will be paid back and given
to campaign fund contribut rs, at the
expense of the taxpayers.
"Why not Lelp a good thing? Do it
today! Do lt now! Hon. Cornelius
N. Bliss is the treasurer of the Re
publican National Committee, with
i Aloe at No. 1 Madison avenue.' "
These are the last words of this ex
traordinary circular. Comment ls
hardly necessary, hue again it is well
to repeat the assertion of the Bro')lt
lyn Ernie and New York TimcSi that
ehe preisdoucy ls to I e purchased if lt
can be, and to add that this circular
appeal to monled men furnishes eyi
deucc cf tho method to bc employed.
True it ts, as Professor Nehon says:
'The Ri publican caaipaUu depends
on money, not oh principle, t:ot on ar
gument, but on money, and such vast
suras aro asked for Lbat all Intelligent
men know that the money ls not to go
for legitimate expenses, but tor cor
cuptlon, aud, furthermore, the cir
cular bears evidence of the promise
given that to contributors shall be
furnished" bread" aud "protection"
for the next ftur years. In the h story
of all democracies, no such scandalous
assault upon the Integrity of a people
bas ever been made as that which Lite
Republican leaders, with Mr. Roo.se |
velt's Cortelyou at their head, are now
A Splendid Gift.
The Charleston Orphan house has
become the recipient of a donation of
$100,000, in bonds, 880,000 city Of
Charleston 4 per cent, bouds and $14,
0U0 city of Columbia bonds, Mayor
Rhett being officially notified Thurs
day by Chairman G. W. Williams of
tbe boat d of commissioners, but the
name nf the donor was he'd private.
Tbe money ls to ho known as "The
W. Jefferson Bennett Fund" and the
interest is to be used iu the mainten
ance of thc Institution, lt is sup
posed that the donor is Mr. A. li.
Murray, a well known mottled man of
Charleston, who married a daughter
of Mr. Bennett, in who e nano tue
fund bas bren created. Mr. Murray
was an inmate of tbe orphan bouse,
aud was adopted by Mr. Renuett. Mr.
Bennett was a son of Gov. Bennett,
and a prominent merchant and plan
ter of Charleston. Ile w? s the foun
der of the Bennett, rico mill of which
Mr. Murray is now the president, lie
was especially noted for his interest
In education and charity, and was at
onetime a meint er of tho board of
commissioners of the orphan house.
The Bennett Citv school is named foi
H Ii i t ti Men Convicted.
"We find Simon Miller and Russell
McCormick guilty of manslaughter
and Joseph Miller guilty of carrying
an unlawful weapon." Such was thc
verdict, of the jury rendered, at U
o'clock Wednesday morning in the
case of the state against the Miller
boys and McCormick, charged with
the killiiik' of the Truesdale negro at
Long bridge in Saluda County In
April last. Tbe case went to t':o jury
at 4 o'clock Tuesday, who after re
maining out for 17 hours returned
their verdict. The defense put up
a strong tight and the testimony put
np by thora was contradictory at al
most every mater.al point to that of
the state. Tue plea of self-defense
was luterp sed.
How They Help. ?1 Him.
In a speech at Greeocastle, Ind.,
Wm. J. Bryan said Indiana ne.(led
the Democracy ai d the Democracy of
the nation needed Indiana. Speaking
of what he called the Republican ar
gument that the silver and gold Dem
ocrats could help Bryan by voting
ogainst Judge Parker, Bryansald: "If
you want to see how the Republicans
want to help me, Just see how they
helped me in the last two campaigns.
They bought eve ry vote that c mid be
bought; they coerced every voter that
could be coerced and they nhs repre
sented every argument that could be
made In the country."
bliot Wife unit Sen'.
AL Mobile, Ala., Wednesday after
noon as a result of a quarrel, Charles
Harding shot his wife, Mahley Hard
ing, three times and then turned thc
pistol on himself, the bullet entering
?he base of the brain. In conveying
Harding to tbe city hospital the
ambulance was struck by a trolley car
and wrecked, the driver being thrown
out an i severely bruised. Harding
and bis wife are fatally wounded,
v. i-.i-i.n-.in in Doubt,
Senator Jonn C. Spooner of Wiscon
sin in discussing the Bepubllcan situ
ation in his State, said last week in
New York: "The conditions are mix
ed, and lt la not certain that the elec
toral ticket will bc carried for the Rc-f
publicans. Much depends upon non-1
THE TARE ON COTTON.
The Cotton Bnyers ?nd the Farmer?
Fall About lt.
Far rt ors and cotton buyers ar? In
terested In a recent order issued by
cotton buyers In several o! the coun
: ties concerning the way cotton should
be baled and tied. The order stated
that no cotton would be received with
more than six yards of bagging un i
six ties, and as many of the farmers
had already exceeded this amount, a
notice bas been Issued by Mr. K. W.
Thompson, master of the Georgia
State grange, as follows:
''The acepted weight of cotton ls
about 500 pouuds per bale; the cus
tomarily tare on ootton baled for
market, fixed by foreign markets, is
.06 cent. The Liverpool cottoi ex
change, tbe Amsterdam Cobtou
Brokers' ass- elation and the Bromeu
ootton exchange admit that this tare
allowance is correct. Now tbls will
allow as tare fur an Amer'oan bale of
cotton 30 pouuds. Six yards of bad
ging we'ghs 12 pounds wben the usual
brands of bagging are used. Toe
Farmers and the Standard weighing
from H to 2 pouuds to the yard, and
six ties weigh 9 pounds, muk i g 21
pouuds actual weight. Thus it will
be seen that the cotton exchange
claim and tlx the pr'ce to cover ?50
pounds tare when in reality only 21
pounds actual weight of bagging and
ties ls put on, when 0 yards of bagging
and G ties are ustd, and, besides, the
bagging is ri sold to the farmer for
about throe-fourths the price of new
bagging at:d the ties are spliced au1
resold for a little less than new tics.
"Thus you will see that thc cotton
exchanges and the manufacturers are
annually robbing the farmers ot 9
pounds of cotton, besides getting
back three-fourths of tbe orgtnal cost
of tbe baggaingand ties. Now I con
tend that li yards of bagging will not
sufficiently cover a balo of cotton.
Six var ls cover the top and bottom,
while the sldrs ure left entirely un
covered and exposed, and I would not
advocate, neither would I advise, thc
(armers to usc any surplus banging in
covering their cottjn, but 1 do ear
nestly advocate the use of a sullleieot
quantity of bagging to completely
over the bale, which ls absolutely
uecessary for thc prot.ctlon of the
cotton against exposure to dirt, trash
and for fie dlmlnuatfon of lessen ng
the danger by firo.
"For such a couplets covering it
will take at lea:,! J yards of bagging,
which witn (i ties, we'ghs 27 pounds,
boing three pounds less than foreign
cotton exchanges deduct for tare,
i.H. there is another phase of the
question that 1 wish LO can your
earnest attention to. lt is tbis:
What right have these cotton buyers,
c itton exchanges and cotton manufac
turers to dictate to the farmers how
wc shall wrap our cotton? We would
nut, and do not, dictate lo those we
buy from how tiny must wrap their
pircels, and I most earnestly advice
tbe farmers not to be dictated to In
this matter. Tbe cotton woilJ fixes
thc price that we must take, thc
merchants lix the price tbat we must
give and now come the cotton buyers
dictating how we must wrap our cjt
loi to suit them, adding the threat
that if we do not do as they say they
will rlo.k our cotton to suit them.
"Fellow farmers, are you going to
submit to such arrogance? 1 earnest
ly aud urgently advise cur farmers
not to submit. We have some rights.
We have the numbers, the intluence
and tho power, and if we assert our
rights as we should our Influence and
power will be felt. Let every commu
nity at once call a meeting of far me ts
and discuss this ma ter, and resolve
to stand together as one mau and re
s st tbis p oslaination of the colton
buyer. Wrap your co tm up, hot
using more than enough bagging to
do this. CKler lt upon the marKet
and if they don't want it hold, some
body else will want it, and if you sell
and a tingle pound ls ducked go to the
nearest trial justice and sue ior cotton
not paid for."
The Cotton Outlook.
S. F. B. Morse, the New York cot
ton expert, advises tho planters to
"stand arm and dictate the pi Ice." In
a communication to the Manufactur
ers' Record he says: "1 am reliably in
formed that foreign cotton commit
ment for October exceeds .'I,ooo,OOo
bah s. Strenuous i (Torts will oe n ade
to depress all future markets. Advise
planters to stand firm and dictate
To this warning of a bear cr,moina
thin the Record also adds its testi
mony, saying: "The Manufacturer?'
Record has also learned from other
sources that the speculators have Just
io: med a very powerful combination
to force prices down, and as every bale
of this year's crop will be needed and
can go Into consumption at a fair, not
an extravagant price to the farmer,
with protit to the spinners if the spin
ners will work as bard to advance ot
ton goods as many of thom have t.) de
pr?ts the price of cotton, it ls in par
tant that the cotton planter should
get. tbe real value of lils crop."
Tbe Atlauta Journal says "the
warning of Mr. Morse and of the Re
cord concerning a bear combination,
reveals only the usual state of affairs.
There always is a concerted eHurt to
keep the prico down until nftcr the
farmer bas parted with the greatei
part of his crop. The nd vice to "stand
firm and dictate the price" is good, as
a general proposition, but it is easier
for Mr. Morse, anti for us, to advise
tbe planters to hold their cotton than
it often ls for them to do KO. We
should advise them to hold it as loi g
as they can do so; but the length ol
time which it can be held must neces
sarily depend on the circumstances ol
the individual holders. The advice is
all right- the only trouble is that a
great many svill Und lt pretty bard to
A lil'.: ma Town Humed.
A telegram from lion. J. W. Britt,
mayor of Gordon, Ala., to Mayor
Chappell of Columbus states that the
entiro town has been desroyed by lire
and asks for assistance. Gordon is a
small town of about400 population on
the Atlantic Coast Line railway and
on the Chattahoochee river near
Alaga, Ala., and just abova tho
Flor.di line. It ls tbe shipping port
fur a vast section of country and one
of the most important ones In tho
Chat tahooehee valley. L iss unknown,
Miitlicrniul Hun Killed.
A special from Athens, La., says:
Mrs. Ike A. McGee, wife of a faun r,
and her 10-year old ton, Ham, were
killed Friday by an unknown person,
who cut their throats. Fosses are cu!
hunting for anegro who is supposed
to have committed the crime. The
shun IT has arrested a man named
Cralghead, the ha f brother of Met lee.
who was on Mic place at the time.
Cralghead Is in the parish jail at
Homer. A lynching ls feared.
HOME CI?CLE COLUMN
Crude Thought! as 1 hey Fall From
the Editorial Fen
PLEASANT EVEKING REVERIES.
A. Column Dodioated to Tired
Mothers as They Join the
Homo Circle at iivou
WHEN G lt AN DM A SHUTS UER EYES.
Within tho chimney corner snug
Dear grandma gently rocks.
And knits hor daughter's baby boy
A tiny pair of sock?.
Hut sometimes grandma shuts hor cyos
Ai ul sings tho softest lullabies.
Across her fnco tho happy smiles
All play ut hido and sock,
And kiss tho fuint nnd faded roso
That lingers on her cheek,
While thoughtB too sweet for words ariso
When dear grandma shuts hor eyes.
.Yet, sometimes, pictures in lier foco
Huve just a shndo of pain,
As goldun April sunshine when
lt mingles with the min;
And then perchance ?ho softly sighs
Does grandma when shu shuts hor eyes.
Elie's growing younger every day,
She's quito a child again;
And thone sho know in girlhood's yours
Sho speaks of now and then;
And sweet old songs feebly trios
Docs grandma when she shuts hor cyos.
I used to wonder why hor oyes
She closed, but not in sleep.
The while thu smiles would all about
lier wrinkled vissage creep;
Hut I have guessed tho truth nt lost;
She shuts her eyes to view tho post.
If we would get'the most out of
life, wc most learn not only to look
but to see. Thc sun is uot partial to
the rainbow and the roie; he scatters
his beauty everywhere, the only de
fect is in our vision.
A man ls no better than his wife
will let him b?.. Oh wives of Am?ri
ca, sway your sceptres of wifely inllu
ence for God and ,:o ;d homes. Do net
urge your husbands toaunex Naboth's
vineyard to your palaces of success,
whether right or wrong, lest the dogs
that come out to destroy Nabotlv,
come and also devour you. Right
eousness will pay best lu life, will pay
best in death, will pay best through
In our efforts to have the mother of
every household appreciate her lnllu
mci over her children we are apt to
forget the wife's intluence over the
husband. In many households the In
llueLCo upon the husband is the only
home i ri Hunnen, for there are nc chil
dren. lu a great multitude of the
best and most Important and most
talented families or the earth there
have been no decendents. There is
not a child or a grandchild, or any re
mote decendent of Washington, Chas.
Sumner, Shakespeare, Cooper, Pope,
Addison, Isaac Newton, Goldsmith,
Dryden, Moore, Lord Byrcn, Walter
Scott or scores of others we could
mention. Multitudes of the finest
families of thc earth are extinct, as
though they had done enough for the
world by their genius or wit, ? or pa
triotism, or Invention, and God with
TUE OLD HOMESTEAD.
So surely as the years roll onward
that home In which you now dwell
will be gone, the property will be
turned over Into other possessions you
yourself will be in other relationships,
and that home, which only a few
years ago, was full of c ingratiation,
will be extinguished. When that pe
rio l comes you will look back to see
what you did do or neglected to dc in
the way of making home happy. If
you did not sm otb thc path of your
parents toward the tr mb; if you did
not make their last days bright and
happy; If you allowed jour youutrcr
brother to go out into the world un
hallowed by Christian and sisterly In
fluences; if you allowed the younger
sisters of your Home Cir de to come up
without ret ling that thrre had been a
most worthy example set them [on
your part, there will be nothing but
bitterness ot lamentation. That bit
terness will be Increased by all the
surroundings of that horns-, by every
emir, bv every picture, by the old
timo mantel ornaments, by every
thing you can think of as conn c'.ei
with that home. Young woman,
have you anything to do In the way
of making your father's home happy?
Now ls the time to attend to it, or
leave it forever undone. Time is
Hying very quickly away. We sup
pose you notice the wrinkles are
gathering and accumulating on
those kindly fices that have so long
looked upon you; there 13 frcst
In the locks; the foot ls not so firm In
its slop as lt used to be, and they will
soon be gone. The heaviest clod that
ever falls on tho parent's cofllii-lld ls
the memory of an ungrateful daugh
ter. Oh, make their last days bright
and beautiful. Dc not act as If they
were In the way. Alter long years
have passed and you go out to the
grave where they sleep, you will lind
growing all over the mound s>me
tbing lovllor than cypress, something
sweeter than the rose, more chaste
than thc lilly, the bright and beauti
ful memories of tilllal kindness per
formed ero tho dying hand dropped on
yen in benedick n and you closed the
lids over the weary eyes of tho worn
OUn OnAKDMOTnKR'S BIBLE.
On one of tho shelvvs of our library,
surrounded by volumes of all kinds,
on various subjects ard lu various
languages, i-tandsan old bcok, in its
plain covering of brown paper, unpre
posstssing to thc eye, and apparently
out of place among the more preten
tious volumes that stand by Its side.
To ti o eje of the stranger it certainly
bas neither beauty nor comlincss. Its
covers arc worn; its leaves marred by
long use; Its pages, once white, have
become yellow with age;yet worn and
old as it ls, to us it ls thc me st beau
ti ful and most valuable book on our
sin Ives, No other awakens such as
si chit ons, or so appeals to all that is
bjst and noblest within us. It ls, or
rather it was, our grandmother's lil
ble-companion ?f her best and boll
i st hours, source of her unspeakble
joy an consolat ion, lt was the light
10 her feet, and lamp to her path. It
was constantly by her side and, as her
steps tottered In thc advance pilgrim
age of life, and her oyes grew dim
with age, more and more precious to
her became the well-worn cages.
One mt ming, just as the stars were
fading into the dawn of thc coming
Sabbath, thc aged pilgrim pass-jd on
heyoi d the morning, and entered into
the rest of the eternal Sabbath-to
look mun the face of Him of whom
thc law and the prophots had spoken,
md whom, not having seen, sho bael
11 ved. And now, no legacy is, to us,
nore precious than that old Bible,
i'ears have passed; but lt stands there
>a its shelf, cloement as ever, witness
of a beautiful life that ispnlabed.
When sometime?, from the ?area and
conflicto of external lite, we come
back to the Btudy, weary of tho world
and tired of men, that are so bard
and selfish, and a world that ls so un
feeling-and the strings of. the soul
have become untuned and discordant,'
we Beom to hear that book faying, as
with the well remembered tones of a
voice long ailont, "Let not y 'ur heart
be troubled, for what is your life?
It ls even as a vapor." Then our,
trubied spirit t comes a calm; and tho
little world that bad grown so great
and so formidable, sinks into its place
again. We are peaceful. We are
There is no neel to take down the
volume from thc shelf, or to open it.
A glance of the eye is sutllclent.
Memory and the law ot association
supply the rest. Yet the; e are ocea
Bionswhenit is otherwise; h urs in
life when some deep grief lias troblc d
tho heart; soore da- ker, heavier cloud
is over the spirit ai d over the dwe !
lng, and when lt ls a comfort to take
down that old Bible and search Its
pages. Then, for a time, tic latest
editions, the original languages, tie
notes and commentai 1 s, and all the
critical apparatus which thc scholar
gathers around him for the study of
the scriptures are laid aside; and the
plain old English Bible thal was our
grandmotlu r's is taken from the shelf.
AH AIKEN SENSATIONS
Aa Alderman ol' tho City Charged
With a Serious Crime.
The committee frtm tho Aiken city
council appointed to Investigate the
charges against Alderman L. M. C.
Oliveros and which implicated former
Superintendent of Streets Wusloj
Juhusou and the police force, hclds Its
linal session at the city hall Tue .day
morning and has submitted its report
At the meeting W. L Davl?, Esq ,
of the firm of Davis, Gunt;r & Gyles,
attorneys, appeared in behalf cf Mr.
Oliveros. Some effort was made to
have the Investigation conducted in
accordance with the rules of evidence
as practiced in regular courts. Chair
man Wessels stated that the matter
in-hand was not a trial and ?di the
committee wanted to learn was the
Former Supt. Johnson wai sworn
and stated that he had collected
mo-ey from thc policemen which lie
intended bo give to Mr. O ?veros as a
present for his tlTjrts in jolting the
salaries of the men raised. He pain
Mr. Oliveros thc money, $G0, lu front
of L. Bradwcll's residence a day or
two after th? salaries were ra's'd. Ut
said he c. ntributi d $10 of the money
himself, although" his salary was not
At tlrst Mr. Johnson intimated that
the money was a voluntary offering
fri m thc policemen and himself, bul
on ero s < xa i ination Mr. Jobns in ad
mitted that Mr. (Uiver -s knew prior
to the raise in .?-a'.aries that the m juey
would be forthcoming.
FoUceman J. S.* Black was sworn
and said that he gave $10 to Coief
Doby to give to Mr. Johnson for Mr
Oliveros and later he gave $1 -io addi
tional to make up a delici? in the
annunt agreed upon because of the
failure of oce of the men to bol l to
Immediately after tho conclusion of
the Investigation a meeting of thc city
council was called, tho committee .sub
mitted thc following report:
To the City Council of Aiken:
The undersigrel committee to
whom was referred thecommunfeatlcn
of W. M. Meyer and the alli favit of J.
M. Richarden? askirg 'eave to repon
that they have taken t ho tcstiironj
herewith reported and they r.com
mend that lt and said communication
bo handed by our attorneys b > S J!ic
tor Davis, with thc rcqu-. st that bc
take such immediate steps in tin
court of sessions, as the gravity in tin
F. W. Wesse's,
E. A. Sommer,
The following r?solu hu s offered by
Alderman G. W. E. Th r op J wore
Resolved. That thc report of the
coronal', t- e to whom was referred t in
communication of W. M. Meyer, at:.d
the affidavit of .1. M. Richardson, bt
received as information; and 'hat our
attorneys, Messrs. Henderson, be rc
'quested to lian ! said report and testi
mony to Mr. Solicitl r Davis, and re
quest bim to proceed according to law
thereon, and that they give Mr. Davis
such information as they have in the
Resolved further, That any action
of council as to the members of the
police force In quos'ion beheld over
till the-action of Solicitor Davis.
Alderman Olivero* arose at this
juueture and stated that he only wish
ed to call attention to the fict thal
the report of the c ?mmitlee and res
olutionof council both seemed to have
been prepared before theevider.ee was
concluded and their action seemed to
t;e pre determined.
Thc paper arc now in thc hands of
Solicitor Jas. F. Davis, and court now
being in session here the mai ter will
probably be referred to the grand jury
A Horrible Den th.
At New York, acting on the impulse
of the moment. Paul G iddard, a dis
tinguished Frenchman, who has been
ia this country but a siiort tim leap
od from the new Williamsburg bridge
to a horrlb'o death on the cobble
htoaes of the streit below, lie did
not go out over the rlvo.-, bul jumped
to the street , a hundred feet b. low.
His legs wore driven un loto bis body
Mullet! Mullet! Mullet!
and all kinds of Fresh and Sall Watoi
tish and oysters. If.you are dealing io
Fresh Fish or Intend to di al in them
write for prices and send your 0 rel rs to
TERRY FISH. Ct)., Charleston, S. c.
or COLUMBIA FISH ICE CO
Columbia S. C. Wc ship only fresh
caught tish and our prices are as low
they can be sold at. Write us. Try
us and be convinced.
itu- of i'hlrst.
Became of the drought in Alabama
planters and Btcck raisers ate in a
serious plight. No iain has fallen
since September 5, and in some pLcs
wells and springs have run dry,
necessitating the hauling of water for
many miles almost daily to prevent
cattle dying of thirst.
A dispatch from Manila says a force
unier Lieut. Pogge, of the constabu
lary, has defeated a large number of
Kal ajanes, In tho mountains of east
ern Samar, Killing the notordus out
law, Oyomo and iii Ly of bis followers
Four Scholars I'orlshcd.
At Shelboville, lil., tho Woulwotto.
High School was destroyed by ll e
Wednesday. Four children are known
to have perished and others we: o In
jured by Jumping from windows.
APTER THE BOLL WEEVIL.
Aontber Suggestion Aa to How to Dc
nt roy tho Insects.
Tlio destruction or lim! tat lon of the
cotton Loll weevil ot the South ls tl e
subject dlsoussed in a circular issu- d
by the bureau of entomology of the.
d?partaient of agriculture. The de
struction of the dead stalks of tho
plant d-irlog the fall months is the
mothod advocated by the departm ut
for the destruction of the pest. All
other means of eradication, the de
partment c jnclu les, are sim j. ly a-o" ' o
An eatly crop ls a necessity, but
many farmers are inelii ed to stop at
th ls point and to lose sight of the fact
that the stalks, with their loads or
pests, must be destroyed if success is
to crown the farmer's efforts. Tne
circular ls from the pen of W. D.
Hunter, entomologist In charge of cot
ton koli weevil investigation, and
Mr. Hunter gives four reasons Tor tho
destruction of the plants in the fall.
First, he sa;, s, fall destruction pre
vents absolutely the development of a
multitude ol weevils which would
otherwise become adult within a few
weeks of the tim? of hibernation.
S cir.d, a proper manipulation will
bring abi ut the destruction of a great
many weevils which are already adult.
Third, it. bas been shown conclusive
ly that the only weevils which survive
the winter are those which reach ma
tu ky late in the season. Those ma
turing are unable to survive the long
poi i id of hibernation.
Fourth, clearh g the fleld In tho fall
makes it pess h e to practice fall
plowing, which is not only the proper
procedure in tiny system of c itton
raising, but also greatly facilitates
the early planllug of the crop t e fol
lo wir g spring.
The proper time for tho destruc
tion of tue plants in the fall ls when
ever the weevils have become so num
erous that there is no prospect that
any more otton will be made.
There are two effective methods of
removing the pla-its from the gro.ind.
One of these, the method to be pre
ferred, is lo cut the roots two or three
Inches below the surface by the use ot
an ordinary plow or lifter. The
utber is pull tho s: alks by the use o'
a lever with a toothed notch willoh
grasps the bate of the p'ant. The lat
ter process ts better when the plants
have b en killed by frost. Wheo tboy
are green or thc ground is dry lt is
frequently a ditllcult mattpr to remove
them willi these levers. The depart
on ir's get eral recommendation,
therefore, fs ilia' the plants should
be plowed oct. After thc staks have
become dry enough, they should be
The p int may be ral ed that the
burnii g of the plants lu the fall re
moves valuable fertilizing constitu
ents and that the continuance of the
prac1 icc would reduce seriously the
fen il:ty of the s ll. Mr. Hunter'.-; an
swer to this is that the present gen
eral practice ls to burn thc plants In
the spting and that therefore the only
additii nal diaft up.m the soil ls in
the burning of many of the leaves
and a portion of the root.
Mr. limiter concludes his circular
a. f Pow : "Concerted action in fall
desti ucl ?on ls, of courte, desirable.
The greatest hen tit will result only
when while c mmt?nhies adopt the
method. Hut no planter should hesi
tate on account ot the iuoifference of
his ne'ghbors. The fact that weevils
move about little until the time when
the bulk of tho crop <s safe svill assist,
materially in saving one heir", though
nearby ti Ids have not been .properly
treated. Even under such clrcum
static s the succession of the method
will b i a powerful stimulus t .ward its
general adoption the following sea
TWO MANY RUsBANDS.
l'hiiiktnK Hie First Dead a Woman
Marries tho Second. -
"What shall I d ? Doth these men
are my husband-! Not that I love Jim
the les-, but that l love Lump mere,"
s i J Mrs. Turner-Lowe, as in the pres
ence of Magistrate J. W. Hates, of
Jonesville, S. C., a few days ago, she
brokenly risked the question and th n
i ur.it into tears, the two men stand
ing on e.ther side also weeping silent
lt was a star!ling and unusual situ
ut lou for any woman and any eua g ls
nate too, for that matter to be In,
and while be deliberated the woman
told her story about as follows:
She- was a Mks Evins from near
lei eli Hill, and married Jim Turner
several yeats ago. He left her. She
heard he bad been killed by a soda
fountain exploding. She mourned his
demis3 for a year, then came Lump
Lnvo and happiness into her life
again. Lowe is 22 y ears old, Turner
ab : ti L ;i;>, and ber ugo, which having
beeu married tv. iee she docs not at
terr pt to conceal, ls 2f>.
Slie has boen married to Lowe for
one year and b >tb of th. tn had work
e 1 in thc spinning io .in of the Jolly
ville Manufacturing Company fe-,
seme time, but little stems tu be
known of them. Then came Turner,
who it seems I as no occupation, as it
were from the dead, t ousternatlon
prevailed, and thiee hearts that had
beat as ene ached In a manner not to
be des ribed.
"What.shall I d >," she tearfully re
Anti Magistrate Hites, knowing
that only in far Thibet was one wo
llun permitted to have as ma iy bus
bai ds as she liked, and ?hat that
ountry had never been penetrated by
lint three living persons and they were
men. delivered blnistlf thus:
'ti l to North Condina. Cet a til
vorce from Tur.icr, and ?ive thereafter
with Lowe, for when marrying him
you thought be was your only living
When he hid spok-en Turner wont
i nt on the street. There he was seen
crying. Presently he called to the
former Mrs. Turner. She went to him.
Together they wept. Then she return
ed and informed her sp. use No. 2
that bis j resencc was desired. When
the two men met, it was not with
angry words and blows. Their tear.
mingled freely, one weeping for he
had lost, the other-evidence fail to
reveal the fact that it was for what
he had gained- -it was out cf syn -
palhy for his predecessor in mattois
Hore tho story ends, so far as the
Jonesville folk know, except that next
morning Mrs. Lowe boarded the train
with the supposed Intention of going
to see her brother, reported to live
near Hieb Hill, but an inquiry about
ber of a well known person there,
failed to produce any infornatlcn.
Turner's whereabouts aro not now
known. Lowe, the next day, St is said,
left on a train bound lu the samo di
recci?n, and ls (ploted as remarking:
''She's ray wife and Turner slmu't
have her."-Atlanta Journal.
Fourteen students of Osb
secured positions within the la
stenographers and typewriter!
Carolina, and several young ir
.writers and bank clerks in diffi
antees positions. Write then
That ls exactly what lt' ls, a
day at the State rair showing- its 1
Every Farmer, Oil MM!, Saw 3
property'should have them. For s
Columbia; S. O The mi
Fine Watch maker" is compel
aro fully compete
best-wo caa mal
Our prioea aro i
vVhon'onr charge for work la $1.50 or over wo v
watch. P. II LACHIOHOTTE ?k <
Whiskey I Morphine I Clgaret
Habit, Habit | Habit
Cured by Keeley
1329 Lady St. (or P. O. Box 75) Col
Terra Gotta Pipe, Roofing Ta
Carolina. Portland Cerne
ON WINKING A WOMAN.
Herb rt Kelcey Innumerates Thir
teen Ways of Courting .
The New York Journal recently
published a syrup shira of opinions ai
to '"Thc Way to Win a Woman."
Herbert Kelcey, who, with Etas Shan
non, has j ist scored an enormous suc
cess In "Taps," at the Lyric Theater,
Bunges'ed the following thirteen
1. He considerate of her In small
things. Small things make up a wo
2. Remomber always that every
where In the animal kingdom kind
and not sex make; dlift renee in brain.
3. Need her and let her know it.
Wemen understand best tbat lt ls
more blessed to give than to neel ve.
4. Lot her feel before, au:l partic
ularly after marriage, thai she is more
important than your business. You
wouldn't caro to be supplanted in her
thoughts by c instant musing over
that ill. 17 that slipped through her
5. Hefore marriage kiss her as
though she were your wifL-afterward
kiss her as though she were your
0. Never abuso her ce nfl lenee. Her
faith in you is capital, which you will
have to invest many times.
7. Compel her respect R spect is
the mother, and admit all JU the fa
ther of love. j
8 Take an interest In her affairs.
You would be burt if she te ok no In
terest In yours.
i). Dcvo'.e at least a quarter of lhe!
thought to er.te rtalning her during a
lifetime that you would devote to en
tertaining her pretty sister half an
10. Don't "nag." Men nag as trudi
as women, and vaccination, the slow >
scraping away of the ? Hu, pains mere
than the quick incision of the sur
geon's knife. j
11. Remember that she ls the bet-'
ter half of y urself and "to thine own
self be true."
12. He generous, hot lavish. When
she is your wife, she is your partner.
Never compel her to ask for money. A
woman feels dependence as much us a
13. I have devoted as mich atten
tion to thesulject of wir.niug the
womau j ou have won as to winning
the woman you haven't, lt ls more
important to keep the love of your
wife than 'o create love in the ol ject
of your attentions. Eternal vigilance
ts the p ice of eternal alfection. Nev? r
sav to yours* If. "I've caught thc car."
You may fall off.
A Fatal Fiulir.
At St. Lo ls ina disperate bittlo
Friday between five detectives and
three suspects, whem they were en
deavoring to arrest, two detectives
were killi d and one seriously injured
and one of the suspee s was killed and
two others badly wounded. The
John J Shea, dette1.iva.
Alb -rt llo^e, suspt cr.
Themis Dwyer, detie iva.
The woun led:
Janies Mcclusky, c"et( clive.
C. C. Blair, fugitive.
Harry H. Yango, fugitive.
The fight ot e trrel in the f ont room
of a house on Pine street and the in i
wi oin the detectives so lght. t:> aires
v.ere suspected f bdt g 'mp'i?atcd ii
i train robbery at Centralia, III., :
fiW weeks ago. Ti;e house had lu et
under the police surveillance for s ev
i ral days but Fi blay was thc first time
that any ? f the suspt els wt re seen to
enter or leave. Blair, noting the fact
that Detective Shea had his revolver
drawn, pu led his own gan and emp
tied ii into the facts of the invaders.
He shot six times without a pause.
There were no miss li es and s > close ,
were the suspects and detectives that
the powder freut the gun In BlalrV
hand burned their clothes.
To fsavn Sweetheart.
At McKeesport, Pa., Jamos L. Cur
ley, aged 21, a draught.man at the
East Pittsburg works of thc Westing
house Electric company, at a late
nour Thusdav night gave up his life
to save his sweetheart. Curley and a
companion, num. d Myers, wore
eseoiting Missis Wallers and Kesler
to their homes, and wdiile crossing the]
Baltimore and Olro track at Eleventh
street, a sw tch engine suddenly lore
down upon them. Curley g .ve the I
alarm in time for Mr. Myers and Miss
Kesler to reach safety, but lia and
M ss Walters were a step or two
behind tho first couple and Curley
se i/, M? Miss Wallers and threw her
bodily clear of tho track. Hefore he
could recover his balance the engine
cut him to pieces.
Old Mon Fight.
At Holyoke, Mass., Patrick Claug
helay and William Gillawe, each 70
years old, roommates in the Bright
side threw a chair at him and as he
was about to pick up another Gillawe
hit him over the head with a cane.
A scuffle followed and tome men about
the place separated them. Claughe
!ay did not appear lo be tho worse for
tho affair, but on go ng to bed he fell
dead. Gillawe ls much affected over
thc death of h's old friend, but says
he struok in self-defense.
orne's Business College hav?"
st few days. Several ladies as
3 in both Georgia; and South
ten as bookkeepers, shorthand
arent cities The college guar
i. - " :- '
Fire Killer. Demonstration every
fire lighting qualities.
?III!, Ginnery and any one owning
chinar/ Supply ItTwe if th.1? State
.t every ono who bangs oat a sign aa a "watch
eat to repair yonr fine watoh.. Repairers who
.nt Bro scarce. Wo do work only one way,-tba
te any part of n watch, or a completo watch,
often no moro than you poy for Inferior work,
rill pay oxer oas charco one way. Send ns your
IO. Jewelers. 1424 Main SU Colnmbia, 8. 0. _
All Drugand Tobacco
Institute, of C
umbla, 8. O. Confidential eorreipond
iper, Car lots, small lots, write,
int Co.. <7b*rloHton. 8 O.
Blood Poison and_
[WRITE HIM AND HE WILL GIVE TOO
THE MEAN'S TO CURE YOURSELF
AT HOME PRIVATELY.
Any gentleman reader of this paper having a
private disease, Bitch as Norvous Debility, Var
Icocelo, Stricture, Specific Blood Poison or
any Urwthal Discharges should write Dr. J.
t Recognized as the oldest established
and Most Reliable Special.
Newton Hathaway of Atlanta for particulars
of his new Festem of curing theso diseasos in
halt' of tho timo required by tho old rui-thod.
I You apply it yourself at homo, under tho Doc
tor's directions, ami no ono but you and ho
know anything about it. In n short time you
lind yourself well and healthy and not a pain
or sign of disease anywhere.
Ile cures Imp?t, ney in old men, stops dis
charges in n low days, dissolvos Stricture
without pain, and in thu same short timo of
fcuts a matvclous chango'.for tho bnttor in all
privat o^jtnuflsQg of ??<"> -?."i-f -<rigi.?..i ...
tem of ariawors7*So can tell exactly what is tho
mutter with you, and conipauud tho treatment
lin solids it (Prcctly to your homo in a plain
package without nmrks to indicate the con
tents Lot him send you his new books cover
ing the diseases of men. Ho luis four of them
-Dist uses of tho Vital OrgniiH, Blood Poison
inc;, Stricture, Varicoco'e. His full address ia
Dr. J. Newton Hathaway, 88 Inman Bldg. 22J
S. broad St. Aihintii, Ga. Write for tho ono
you want, lt is free, also a-dotoiled lotter
covering your case. It is a good way to find
out if you ?ah Le eared wid at no cost to you;
so writo without delny, and as tho doctor hos
been prominent in tilt? South for twenty-five
yea s, y?u can rely on what ho sayB.
? PIANOS AND ORGANS,
o -And Lots of Them
S WE SEL THE BEST MAKES. g
g Our prices are about ten per ?t-gjf.
to cent under Northern prices. I?^
? E -cry Piano or Organ wo sell
. is fully warranted by tho mokers,
jj and backed up by us. Writo us at
' 2 onco for catalogue, prices and
g MALONE'S MUSIC HOUSE,
. COLUMBIA. S. C.
A Private fcanitariurnT
Dr. L. G. Corbett, for so long at the
head of the Keeley Institute in South
Carolina, and of late connected with
the original Institute at Dwight, Ul.,
hus returned to Sout h Carolina and es
tablished at Greenville a Sanitarium
for the treatment of nervous diseases,
and the drug and liquor habits. His
friends and tolmer patients know that
his abilit y is unquestioned; and aa he
's enabled to give thisservice at a more
reasonable cost than is usually paid,
nany a 111 let ed with these maladies are
ivailing themselves of thc* benefit to
be derived there.
CHARLES C. LESLIE
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
FISH AND OYSTERS,
8 and -0 Market Street, Charleston, S. C.
Consignments of Country Produco aro R*?
spectrally Solicited. Poultry, Eggs, &c
Fish packed in tarrols und boxes for country
trado a specialty.
CfcK AHA BANK DEPOSIT
*4?Kjm\?\?\? Railroad Fara Paid. 500
* FBXE Courses Offered.
HBKflflHHBJBnni Board at Cost. Wrlto Quick
GEORGIA-ALABAMA BUSIN ESS COLLEGE.Macon.Ga.
One Man ItlHod.
At New York one man waa killed
and numerous porsons narrowly escap
e:l serious Injury In a collision on the
Third avenue elevated. The dead
man is Irving Lampbere, motorman
on ene of the trains. He was pinned
under tbe wreckage and died shortly
after being removed. An engine and
several cars were b?ing switched to
thc express track when t hey ran into
a train standing at 112th street. Iron
work on the wrecked car came in con
tact with tho third rail and caused a
serious of explosions Uko a cannonade.
Nt 11> lttot nt Circus.
At Rrunswlck, Qa., there was a riot
last week at the John Robinson olrcus
grounds between negroes connected
with the olrcus and local negroes.
Fifteen or twenty shots wero fired
and it is bolleved that several were in
jured, but nothing definite can be as
certained. Tho circus negroes fought
with spike hammers, and it is stated
that several or* thc local negroes were