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If Ait M ANIMALS
thev JTvirt?rco Of Progress ia
ofOfltin? Satieties As to Cat?
No bettor insight into tho rosi pro
gross of the South in reoeut yours
could bo bad than from an iuspeotlon
of tho last figures prepared by tho de
partment of agriculture showlDg the
efforts of the Sojth to inorease her
supply of farm animals. Vhero there
oan bo no doubo that rapid progreis
has been m ulo throughout tho South
goherally during the last ten years In
manufacturing, ootton planting and
other agricultural pursuits, tho tx
p?riment of stock raising was not un
dertaken asa maana ot livelihood to
any appreciable cx .ent until a tow
years b.oc Tho almost unprcaodent
ed number of hogs raised In tho state
of Virginia and South Carolina during
tho past year means that more corn
has necessarily been planted on which
to feed them ar.d get thom ready fer
Tuere aro now on the farms of the
United States 47.320 fill bigs, and of
tl la numb r tho Southern states claim
over 8.000,000. Too total gain over
Jt>04 for the United State* is 321.144
and tho states of Virginia, North and
Scuth Carolina, Gooigia, Alabama,
Mississippi and Kentucky and Tenues
seo, which embrace not moro than 12
por cent, tfthe area of thc United
States, get abeu' 80 per cent, of in
oreaso over 1O04. While, as stated,
tho growing of corn has also I ncr eas
ed to a marked degree, it bas not kept
paoe with the amount necessary for
largo stock raising. The area of oom
raising appears to be Shifting to thc
There aro now on the firms of Vir
gin!? 707.103 hog ; South Carolina,
063 007; North Carolina, 1,048 140
Georgia, 1,300.002; Alabama, 1,034,.
002; MlKShiippt, 1,087.780; and Ken
While tho Increase in sheep ralsiug
has not been so noticeable as in that
of hog raising, all of thc Southern
states have made i m Ul gales during
the last year. At this time there are
452 128sucop In tho state of Virglula,
58,807 in South Carolina, and approx
imately 300,000 in each of the other
Southern states, with the exception of
Kentucky, which nas 054,ii!)'.).
In horses and mules, Virginia has
invested-not counting auy except
thoso designed for farm work-$3 812,
800; South Carolina, S3,070.287; Geor
gia more than $7,000,000 and Kan
tuoky, whioh wou.'d bc expected to
show a very largo number, about half
of what Georgia number.
From Georgia to the Virginia line,
traveling all of the rm ujitatn coun
ties lu South Carolina-Oaonee,
Pickeus, G. eenville, Spartauburg,
York and Cherokee-there is an ar^a
of about 7,001' ttl larc miles whioh is
said by the department of agriculture
to bo unsurpassed for stock raising.
Another excellent region ls itu id ly
lug to the eastward in North Cart lina
from Danville to Salisbury and Char
lotte. in all the plato, u region tf
Virginia and the Carolinas the land
Hes well for pro?tabie Btook ralsiug oe
a largo scale.
!iii.'> p> hoi 'M K wi r r.
All modern advancement and iuvon
tlons, marvelous as they aie, have
not brought any improvement over
good old fashioned courtship. It h
easier to become married than it us
ed to be, and easier to bo di voi ced.
Thc bride nowadays does not bring
hostages to happiness in the form ot
mg carpets and c\osts of comforts
and quilts, made with her own hands
and into every stich of which has
been foundly tucked, tho love, coi. li
dence and faith that ripen only with
long courtship ai d thorough acqualn
ter ce before ei'gagt mont. Ko; now
ada\s she hrh gs only herself and pos
sibly her papa's o ieck io a bridegroom
whose reai live and character are as
unknown to her as are the dee pt of a
lake over which shebas j ?yously drifted
\i\J the moonlight. Wc generally
n/akc shoifc shrift of courtship, eu
fcagoment ano marriage in these mod
ern days and tho runaway marriage
is becoming more and more common.
Worth!] p!nic *ho Devil.
A person by the namo of Herman
Mei.?/. ls getting much notoriety,
which he probably val oes, because of
his pronounced admiration for his Sa
tan.c Majority, with horus, hoof* and
tall. Mt i 7. has raised a monument
to the devil and, for all we know,
may worship lhere at dally. Many
good people of Detroit and elsewhere
are properly scandalized, but Herman
Metz ls really not as scandalous as
many of his brothrcn. His forra of
worship is only a bit moro public
Ho bas erected a statue of the d< vii
and pays thc imago his devoirs. Hut
ns there Is no "personal" devil this
peor nevil I tc ls merely exhibiting a
case of weak mind; ibo rt ally harmful
fellow ls tiie secret wer hip pei of the
Satanic spirit. All know bow to rate
Mei/; ii ls tue. oil.er fellow who should
be daily watched. The State.
SI ?de ? si ; p
Prof. Hailey ci Yale University
nays that In tho town in which be
spent his childhood there was a so
ciety of women who wore very active
man haters. On ono occasion the
president prepared a paper present
ing the Strength Of women and thc
weakness of men, entitled: "Woman,
Without Her, Mau is Helpless," To
strrgthen her loiut .she hired ade
orcpiiold in ii to read tho piper ba
forc the ny ular weekly meeting of
tho club. When the time came Hie
old man ato>d up, and, reading from
thc manuscript, loudly announced lils
title as "Womat ? Without lier Man,
UH?-. IO I c.rlotty.
Out in California far mets who get
up before suurlso In tho morning, or
who work until after dark, hitch and
unhitch their horst s, milk their cows
and do thoir other ''chores" by tho
light of electric lamps. Nearly all
the farm house* and stables aro light
ed by ok CV ri Ol ty, and in nearly every
ease lt !?< generated from streams
Hywlng from tuc melting snows and
tho pe rennial springs of tho Siena
Nevadas and tho Cascade mountains.
Thc plants are owned at d operated by
local companies, who distribute tho
power and tho light over tho country
by transmission wires. _
At Patterson, N. J., tbrco deatiis
were caused Thursdi y night by the
falling of a heavy p c ure on tho wall
whioh broko a gas pipe while the
Sohrcdcr family was asleep. Chris
Soorodor, his mother, Catherine and
her.grandchild, Ira La Forge, wore
'SAX ON TUE DOO.
KftlmfttO Of the Amount ll"colvoit
Within tho next two wf.^ks Qomp*
troller General Jones will figure out
fae amount of dog tax reoelycd by the
ooufety treasurers aud notify tho ojun
ty m ip cr in to ml on ts of edi cition and
tho State superintendent of education
exactly how , much to eao^i county.
The lav/ states that this money must
ho distributed ns other school money,
aud lt ls presumed that this meana
that each county receives its own
sharo, and i t is not distributed aocord
iug to enrollment as is the dispensary
The comptroller general ls not yet
prepared to make au estimate on the
amount rcoolvtd, but the State super?
intendant of education thinks that it
will run at buist $50.000 this year. Mr.
Martin states thal tho school trustees
in tho country dlstriots bave h on
watching the returns and have forced
a largo number of dog owners to make
returns for their ountne pets. On the
?tiler hand the omplroller general
has been deluded with letters protest
ing against the payment of the tax
and there ls a promise of a ni-..) TOW
between tho county auditors, the
school trustees and the owners of the
dogs who do not Ilk > tho tax.
Tno monoy received from this
source, whi'.o greatly needed for new
buildings and other necessities, will
be hut a drep in tho bucket to the
imount lost by tho voting cut Qf tho
dispensaries. Already nearly $70,000
has been lost from this kouroa as tho
tax put on tho dry couuties by the
I i r I co act goes for tho support of tho
constabulary and not for the school
fund. Tola is tho proposition that is
worrying the school e Mol?is and will
ba eerlously dleoussoi at tho session
of tho legislature.
DISPENSARY THE I8BUB.
Senator Til I mun 8*ye lt Must be Sot?
tied in tho Primary.
Scuator B. lt. Tillman spent Friday
in Charleston, this being his first visit
there in two and a half years. He
stopped thore on his way back homo,
after a visit to Mississippi and a short
trip into Florida, whore ho "picked
up a few dollars" lecturing. Ho took
a trip to tho navy yard, viewing the
progress of tho work in whioh ho is
much Interested, He was pleased with
what he saw at the big government
yard, but he thought that the work
was not progressing fast encugh. He
wanted thc work done more rapidly
to keep paco with the appropriations,
and of course tie wanted all the ap
proprlations that lie cm get for tho
The Senator said that he had noth
ing further to say about tho dhpen
sary, believing that his views had been
s:i dlMcutly mide clear in his several
speeches. He said that the dispensary
was thc only ls we in the stata and
that thc institution will bc settled at
a primary not lu tho way proposed of,
tho state to determine the matnten
enees of the system. As to his refer
ence of a gubernatorial candidate, he
said that "all of tho horses are not
The senator had little or nothing
to pay about national politic! or af
fairs. He will leave his home on Sat
urday night fer Washington, whero he
goss to attend a maiitiug of the In
interstate commerce commission on
Tuesday, lld ls In f ivor o the regu
lation of raihold irelght A es ard he
will doubtless be heard iro n la bis tn
ua\ style The trip has proven b;ne
tidal and tho senator is looking better
than ho has been In some time.
On Tho IuorokHO.
The oause of temperance seems to
bc makirgrcal headway In the United
States. For tho first tima in almost a
decade tho annual report of the Unit
ed .States commissioner of internal
revenue shows a decline in the amount
of whisky oom urned iu this country.
The figures for the >ear ending J inc
30, lOOft, show a deorease of 701 840
gallons of wh'sky consumed as against
1003 4, while up to 1903 for many
sear J thc annual Increase of whiskey
consumption bad been about 7 000,000
gallons. Beor fur the year 1904 6 ?till
showed an inorcaflftd consumption, but
le s by 70,000,000 gallons than lu pro
Will Como li?. Vi,
A lotter whic'i Commissioner Wat
non just received from (Jul. Holland of
thc Salvation Army lndio.itee that
South Carolina will got ono of tee
new colonies of Satiation army peo
ple, which it is tlie intention of tho
army e filolals (is was inchoated in tills
letter yesterday) to establish in the
In the South. Commisal.mor Watson
la also in correspondence with Com
mander Booth Tucker, who alsosaems
to consider South Carolina favorably.
0 mmissioner Watson has been behind
tho scheme since last January, when
he wrote the army people a lotter
which interested them in this state.
ChiokoiiH ami KKK".
A correspondent, writing to tho
Batcsburg Advocate from Jacksonville
Fla., says: "1 went down town th.s
morning thinking I would have chick
en for breakfast, but carno back with
a face as long as my arm, for when I
asked tho price of chickens they said
sixty cents. That el ld mo up." Tho
Charleston News and Courier says
farmers and their wives who wlllralso
chickens and eggs to snip to tho cities
will not have time to bothor about
producing cotton at ll cents. The
south should provide tho poultry for
tho Cid ted States.
w ni Kio ArroHtod.
Thc authorities are said to bo look
ing for evidence willoh will lead to
the arrost of young men who commit
ed a sacrilege in St. Luke's Kplscopal
church, In Lancaster county, Va. It
ls saki that tho party of prominent
society mon, accompanied by a young
woman went into Hie cdlllca and hold
i meek communion servlco. Craok
era and whiskey were used Instead of
bread and wine. After this sxollo
gious service, tho roystercrs smashed
the tubb) upon which tho feast was
spread, Tho young woman was thou
baptized In the sacred front which
was also smashed. The woman ls
said to have slnco committed suloldo
in a Baltimore hotel.
They Como High.
Tho cost tif sea coast defenses come
high hut wc must have them. Tho
engineer/) want $10000,000 more to
complete tho fortifications of tho sea
coasts of tho United States. There
has already boon appropriated for
this purpose $28,003.434. Permanent
projects at 31 diiforent points havo
been "''opted and most aro well un
PROTECT THK BIRDS.
?hCjf WOitia b?? u i/o MUl?OD* Of Sioi
Urs ICvcry Year.
To the Editor of The State:
The announcement, tn your JBSue of
tho 17 ih that fta effort will bo ru: da
ou Mot day night to stimulate an In
terest in tho State Audubon stolety ls
very gratifying to me. as it has for
a number of years been my obj sot to
Bjoure better protection for non-game
birds whose rapid depletion in thin
State is a matter ot the utmost eco
nomio Imp?rtanos to the agricultural
Into routa. *
Tue actual damage done to crops in
a single season by Injects ls In the
aggregate enormous amounting to tho
value of not only thousands but mil
lions of dollars.
Practically the only method of de
creasing the number of harmful and
destructive Inseots in to And an enemy
to them that preys on them, and birds
do this botttr and moro assiduously
than any other known agent. With the
Increasing of in ec eating birds there
will be a deoreaas of Inseots.
No doubt Mr, Pearson will tell UB
how wo may encourage the inorease of
tho birds, and thc Audubon SLCioty
will soo to lt that the best methods
will bo put into iff ot.
Ii rn/ mind the boy-with-tho-gun
is ono of the deadliest and most per
slstent enemies of all the feathered
bribe. He kill* for pleasure, but it is
a sad commentary that hil innocent
pleasure In learning to shoot should be
heightened by the admlxturo of the
still more Innocent blood of any and
all birds that oom? within blt range
Porhaps the Audubon s xjioty will belp
to teach bim that a boards for a tar
get will afford him equal pleasure lu
loaming to snoot and ohat the lives of
birds sbould be protcobod rather than
The society oan also tcaoh us what
birds should ho destroyed, because
they proy on the eggB and young of
the desirable kinds, and thus afford
those boys who must spill blood an
outlot for the cravings.
I do not write this in a sentimental
vein, bub' wholly from the practical
standpoint of the urgent need of af
fective moans for oheoklng the ravag
es of inseots Injurious to crops. In some
nont yoars one-fourth of the corn
crop of thia Stato has boen destroyed
br one Insect alono-the oom stalk
borer, and thia ls not tho only insect
that injuros tho corn orop.
I nave no particular liking f jr tho
ao oallrd E-?erltah sparrow and believe
that the total extermination of the
sparrow would be a dlstlnot gain, not
t>o muoh ou account of the aotual harm
they do, but owing to their pugnac
iou.-) abd unfriendly nature, which pre
eludes their living in peace and har
mony with other varieties of birds,
and their well known fighting ability.
They soon become sole occupants of
any premises they see flt to choose for
habitation, whether lb be elby groves
or country fields.
Purh*ps Prof. Pearson can prove
tbe sparrow to be of some use, but I
believe tbat our city ordinance should
be amended bo allow the small boy
the prlvllage of ahooitrg the aparrow
"on sight" and oven to off^r a per
ciplta price for cvary sparrow killed.
Tbe stu ly of animate naturo should
be begun In the primary niasses in
every school in the State, and be con
tinued through tho higbest grades so
that evory pupil should booome thor
oughly furn.liar with every form cf
wild animal, bird or InBect of tho
State and learn to disc I m?nate do
tween the "good" and the"b?d," to
robeob tho formor and destroy the
latter. Io might In time have a very
strong Influence over thom wbon, as
men they booome employes, 6mployora
I sincerely hopo that tba Stato
branch of tho Audubon society will
beoome an aotlvo, able and thorugbly
"live Institution. J. W. Hauer.
Columbia, Nov. 17, 1005
T HIB VUS CAUGHT.
Ono Sooretod in Packln? C e Willoh
At Nu York a thief who entered
ths Scourlty Storage company's ware
house In an express p?iokag* Thursday
was caught Friday as he was about to
leave the warehouse, hidden In tbe
samo package along with $700 worth
of sbolen goods. Thursday night ho
cllmbod out of his paokago and after
rilling tho warehouse again repacked
himself and his plnnder.
When oaugbb Friday Le ssid his
name was John Schmidt and told tho
sbory of his robbery. Thursday after
noon at 4 o, cloon two packing casse
hore taken to the company's ware
wousc 212 Spring street. Schmidt was
In ono of thom whloh waa fitted with
.pring h c is so as bo be operated from
the budds. W.th bim WM a bottle of
whiskey, a sob of burglar tools and a
dark lantern. The other box was used
foi packing his plundor.
Schmidt emerged Thursday night
and plundorod the place and at seven
o'olook Friday morning was safely re
packed with his plundor. But an
employe saw one of the boxes move
unaccountably as lt stood alone on the
floor and peeplug through a knothel*
in the top saw the burglar's hat, Ile
Immediately smashed the packing case
Flvo minutos later an expressman
oallod asking bo remove the two boxs?
which contained tbs burglar and his
plunder. The police wont with tho
expressman to meet the man who sent
him after the boxes. Thia man, who
gave the name of Robert Arnold, was
found walting at the Bowery and
ike md avonuo and was arrested.
William R. Hearst, candidate for
mayor of New York city on the muni
cipal ownership tloket, certified to
tho secretary of state Thursday that
his total campaign expenses were (05,
843. This breaks the record for snob
expenses, whloh was formerly held by
Governor Higgins, who spent during
tho last state campaign 122,000. Mr.
Hearst says he contributed all but
. 17,488 of tho 380,200 whloh was
spout by the finance ojmmltteoof tho
Municipal O vuorshlp Le*?uo for tho
bencllbofall the candid?>os fon the
tlokot and expended 94,125 personally
for buttons and lithograph?. Some
of the large itoms wore; law depart
ment, .3.507; printing 98,000; music
.7,808; carriage hire, .? 810; rental
of halls, decoration and illuminations
. 12 012; watchers for elcotlon, .19,
580; Investigation of registration,
O- Thursday, at Stanford, Conn.,
S Frank Weed, a momber of tho firm
Weed Brothors, ootton comlsslon
merchants of New York, commit
bcd suicide. His a ind ls bcllevod
to havo boon tompoiailiy deranged
JN THE C?UBTS.
Ohlei J u5tico Popo Issues Two Orden ?
About Biko law.
Petitions Como up ('Vom Newberry
Connty and a Hearing Will f?o
Had at Columbia Deo 4 h.
Tko dlspansary fight against the
Brioc law by Messrs. Bellinger and
Welsh and John G. Capers is on again.
M: J or lVobert H. Walsh appeared be
fore Chief Justice Y. J. Popo at Cham
bora in Newberry Thursday and se
oured two orders In oonneotlon with
this matter. In both mattera the
petitioner ls Adam AuU, a resident
taxpayer of the ODunty of Newberry..
In tbe first petition he sets out that
out of tbe net Income derived by the
state from the salo ot liquors In this
state ur dor tho dispensary law, after
apportioning the required amount to
the defiolonoleB existing in the var
ious oounties of th? otate, there ls
still remaining in tho state treasurer's
hands, tub J ob to payment on the
warrant of the c m pt roi 1er general, a
largo surplus subjeot to apportion
ment by tho - comptroller gonerd
and he contends the common SOIIOOIN
of Newberry are entitled to a portion
of said mirp'iu. Tiiat the ?mid comp
broiler general threatens, and ls about
to so apportion said h ur pl UH fund, as
to deprive the oom. arron EOXXOO1S of
IS ev* barry of any pari thereof, and re
fuses to draw bis warrant In favor of
said sohools tor any amount whatso
Tho petition then quotes article
X-I, seotlon 12, of tho constitution,
and certain aots of tho gonoral assom
bly, and Btatea thero is no warrant of
law for refujing to tho common sohoolB
of Nowborry oounty a portion of said
Mir pluH, unices lt bo found In the no
called B loo act-, "wt. lob. said aot ir,
as petitioner respectfully eontends,
null and void, inasmuch as it contrav
enes said article X I, section 12, of
the cons. Hutton ot this state. Peti
tioner prays that said Brlco cot* be
deol&rtd unconstitutional, and that
the comptroller general bo restrained
from paying out to and drawing his
cilloial warrant for tho sum of $633 -
50, or any part thereof, in favor of
tho common schools of any county
other than Newberry oataty, and that
ho be directed to draw his official war
rant in favor of the common sohools
of Nowberry county for their propor
tional share of said Btirplus in propor
tion to thc enrollment in bald publlo
Tho order signed by Chief Justice
Popo lu responso to this petition di
rects that Comptroller General A. W.
Jones, tho rtspondont. show oauso be
fore the supreme oourt, at Colmmbia,
on Dcoembor 4th, why tho prayer of
tho petitioner should not bo granted,
and that he be enjoined and restrain
ed from paying out or drawing his of
ficial warrant for ?633 60, which RUTO,
it ls alleged in the petition, would bo
apportioned to tho publio sohools of
Nowberry, were it not for the provis
ions of the aot commonly called the
In tho second petition the county
board of control of Newberry and Dis
pensary C^ramlsilonor W. O. Tatum
are made respondents. The potitlonor
being tito same as in tho petition
ab?ve referred to. The petitioner set?
out tho dispensary law, anr* f'te Brio?
aot, ai d contends, on Cocunda now
familiar to the public, that the Brio?
act is unconstitutional. Wherefore the
petitioner prajs: "That thc said act
be tl. el,'.rod unconstllu.ional, null and
void, that the said conuty board of
control be enjoined from keeping said
dispensaries in Nowberry county olos
ed, and be compelled by the order ol
tiro court to open thc samo in pursu
auco of the valid law of the stato, that
tho said dispensary commissioner be
enjoined from refusing to furnish said
liquors to the couuty dispensers, and
be decreed by thc order to furnish the
same, pursuant to the valid laws ol
tho stite," oto.
I i responso to thia petition, Chief
Justice P.'pj ?Igned an order, which
Dads lo part a* fol tits: 'That the
respondents, as tho county board of
control of Newberry cninty and dis
pensary cornall sinners do show eause
before tho supremo court of this state,
In lt.6 court room, In thc city of Col
umbia on tho 4th day of December,
1806 at 10 o'clock a m. why the
prayor of the potioner herein should
nob be granted."
To lt i t lu-ts Cotton.
A dispatch from Now Orleans says
following the arrival of President
Martie Jordan, the Southern Cotton
Asooolablon to day ger feo ted plans for
taking off the market 3,000,000 bales
cf ootton by moans of a series of
pledges, which the farmors will sign
themselves, stating thoir namo and
address aud tho amount of ootton they
will thus hold. The cotton hold will
not be sold for loss than fifteen oents
a pouna according to the pledges. A
representative of tho Association Is to
he sont Into every one of tho 817 oot
ton producing cemties of the cotton
belt at once. When the p'elgos are
signed, tliey will bo sont to tho central
oOlee of the Association In Atlanta.
I'reti lent Jordan says that half of
the orop lias already been sold at an
avorage of ten cents and tho spinners
must have all tho romalnder. Me be
lieves that (ifteon'oonta for the rema'n
der ls a fair prlco, and lb will only
avorage tho spinners 12 12 cents,
whllo thoy havo based all their calcu
lations on 14 cent cotton.
A l'ooitiinr Situation?
Mrs. Marlo ttantangolo, an Italian
Immigrant, ls detained at Kills island
near Now York, while making tho
oholce between parting possibly for
ever with her two children, in order to
make her home horo with her husband
or of giving up hor husoatd to roturn
to Italy with tho children. Mer hus
band Isa natural z d American cltlr.cn
living a. Youngstown, JOhlo. Th*
children and their mother are t.111.cttd
with brache m ? , an Inf. o iou? disease
of the tyo, and the law in auch oaaea
read? that the wife of a cit'/MT of the
United Statos can nob be deported,
but that hor ohtldron.ln oaao thoy are
.suturing fr"m any infectious dlseaso,
must bo sont hack to tho country
thoy carno from.
? OYO exploded*
At Bethlehem, Pa., whllo Mrs. M.
A. Focrlng, wife of Headmaster Foor
lng of tho Bethlehem Proparatory
school, was In the kitchen of hor home
Wednesday, the water back of tho
stove exploded and a largo piece of
dying iron struck her on tho hoad,
orushlng hor .skull and instantly kill
lng hor. Bessie Mlllor, a servant girl
was thro ?n the length of the room
and Injured by coming in contaot
with furniture. Tho room was badly
, wrecked ar.d sot on fire, but the llamos
i were extinguished by palntors who
i wero omployod on the promisee.
CURES AFTER THE DOCTORS HAVE FAILED.
RHEUMACIDE has cured thousands of cases of Rheumatism after all the doctors and all other means
had failed. Rheumaclde oured John F. Eline and others, of Baltimore, after the famous specialists of
Johns Hopkins Hospital, the greatest hospital in the world, had failed. Rheumacide cured Austin Percelle,
of Salem, Va., and D. H. Olmstead, the Norfolk. Va., contractor, after they had spent large sums on other
remedies and the doctors had given up hope. Rheumacide cured Mrs. Mary Welborn, of High Point, N. C .
of rheumatism she had endured for 20 years. Rheumacide cured W. R.
Hughes, of Atkins, Va., after the most famous New York specialists failed*
There is a reason why it cures : Rheumacide is the latest discovery of medi
cal science, and while powerful enough to sweep all germs and poisons out
of the blood, it operates by purely natural methods, does not injure th?
most delicate stomach, and builds up the entire system.
Almost n Miracle kn This Case.
Dillon. S. C.. Aue. 18.
Bobbitt Chemical Company:
Gentlemen:-In September. 1809. I took rheu
matism In n very bad form (Inflammatory), In a
month after the disease- started I had to KIVC up
my work ond KO to bed. lt continued to grow
worse until my arms and hands wera badly
drawn, so much so that I could not use thom.
My legs were drawn back till my feet touched
my hips. I was as helpless as n baby for nearly
12 months. Tho muscles of my arms and lets
were hard and shriveled up. I suffered death
many times over. Was treated by six different
physicians in McColl, Dillon and Marion, but
none of them could do mo any wood, until Dr. J.
P. Kw in?, of Dillon, camp to see inc. He told
mo to try your RH ICU M ACIDIC. He not me ono
bottle of the medicine and I began to take it.
and before the lirst bottle was used up I beean
to get better, I used BX bottles and was coin
Kletely cured. That was years ak'o and my
colt li has been excellent ever since. Have
had no symptoms of rheumatism. Will say
further that I began to walk in about six days
after I began to take RHEUM ACIDIC willi the
aid of crutches; In about three months after I
bevan to take it 1 could walk os good as iiiiy
body, and went back to work a ira in.
Yours truly. JAMES WILKES.
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ELECTION Of OFFICERS.
By tho Various Umn o h CH of tho
Southon) Cotton AB3r.oa.tlon.
l?arvie J ord tn, president of the
Southern Cotton Association, has is
sued the following statement regard
ing mcetiDgs of the various branches
of tho association, lnoludlng tho State
association, for the purpose of elect ?
lng cfllcers for 1900.
For tho purp jae of re electing
civil sub-dlvlslon, milita district and
township oillcers for theemulng year, j
meetings are c ?Hod to be held at !
each voting preoinct, or tho contrai!
point, of the above named sub dlvi- ,
sion throughout the o )tton states on
the first Saturday In December
"Tho cUlcers shall consist of civil
sub division militia or township, pres
ident, secretary and treasurer; also
from two to fivo representatives shall
bo eleoted, or chosen, at this meeting
for tho purpose of attending the coun
ty cr parish meeting which will bs
called at the county court house, or
their regular place of meeting, on the
second Saturday in December, 10?f>
whioh will bo the Otb day, for the
purpose ot electing oounty or parish
cubers for the enduing year.
"These county oflloors shall, alco,
consist of president, secretary and
treasurer. At those oounty or paTlsh
meetings, whioh will bo held on thc
or.h day of December, representatives
or delegates to thc state or territorial
convention will bo ohosen, for tho
purposo of meeting at their respective
capitols on tho ilrst Wednesday in
January, 1006. Each county or par
lah will elect one or three delegates
to attend tho annual meetings called
to mefct at the state capitols on the
first Wednesday In January 1000,
whioh Is the 3rd day.
"Thcso state meetings will bo held
for tho purpose of eleotlug state oM '
cers for the ensuing year and mem
bers of the executive committee of
the Southern Cotton Assolatlon as
follows: For the state of Alabama,
three; Arkansas, twe; Florida, one;
Georgia, three; Louisiana, threo;
Mississippi, three; Missouri, ono,
North Carolina, two; South Carolina;
two; TonncHsee, o^e; Texas, live;
Virginia, one; Kentucky, one; Okla
homa, one; Indian Territory, one."
Vory Hait Donen
Charleston's best known public
sohool teacher, Miss Lilla Q ?igley, of
the Memminger fiohool, died Tiurs
day from heart diseuse. Sho was In
conversation with Principal W. K
Tate and other teachers, when she
complained of a pain in her side.
She was shortly afterwards stricken,
dying in a few minutes. She was
ono of tho best known of tho city
ichool teachers. She has been a toa
ebor for 22 years. Sho waa a member
of the Second Presbyterian oburob.
She leaves a sister, who ls also a city
sohool teacher and a nephew. The
death occurred just a fow minutes be
fore the assembly exercises. When
bheso were held, tho young ladles
were Imformed of the sad death and
exorcises were susp?.udcd for the
No lt* oe Sulclrto.
The wife of W. W. Wilson of Au*
tin, noar Chicago, ls a woman attor
President RooBovelt's own heart.
Sho has within th" last elehteen
months made an antl-raoo suicide
record of giving birth to two sots of
triplets and less than four years ago
the samo mother gave birth to *wlns.
And aU are reported to be allvo and
doing well lt ls related In reforonce
to Mrs. Wilson that Bho hos a twin,
who.U the|moihcr >f twins,whllo twh s
have also appeared in tho he mes o'
hore indus. Ou Mr. Wilson's ?ido b(
has unolcs who are twine, and one of
hls.slsters ls the mother of twins.
Oin I'..ni t<> Dredi.
At SIOUX City , Ith, In au effort to
devour a p u id of Steak at fi ur
mouthful* John Ringer, a woalthy
man of 06, was choked to death, R n
ger maelo a wager of ?10 and cut ibo
pound of porterhouse Into four hunks.
Ho got two of thom down, but the
third lodged In his throat and bo
ohokod to death In spite of a physio
Ians efforts. He mado tho wager af
ter he had complained of tho small
allowance of sto\k for supper,
Aooutioct of Wllo Murrlor
John F. Jackson, a farmer of Tay
lorville, Ala., has been arrested for
thc murder of his wife, who died iast
Friday In a myatorlr us manner. Ills
son, Coarles Jackson and Charlos
Webster, have been orrestod as accom
plices. lt wai announced that Mrs.
Jackson had died of heart falluro, but
the woman who proparcd tho body for
burial declared that one IA? bari been
broken a?id her brains had been beaten
VLADIVOSTOK IN FLAMES.
Tin City Is tho Hoe no of F'ro anti
A ?-tate of war has bvcn declared In
Viad v ?8tok. Private advices siy that
thc Chinese quart rs has been entire
1/ destroyed and that tho uprising ls
now und r ci ntrol. Tho upheavel In
Russia, following the promulgation of
the reform manifesta has now reached
Vladlvjstalc, and Yen! el k and other
extremo points of the empire. Con- :
Urmatlon has been obtained from var
lous sources of un uprising at Vladi
vostok, whero the condition of * Hairs
is quite critical. Many persons have '
killed and the forelguers have taken
refuge on the ships In the harbor.
Many publlo building*, t tores and
lu uses have been p llagod and sit lire
to by the mob.
The American embassy basr c Jived
from Consul Greener, at V adlvostok,
drtall3 of tho outbreak which began'
Sunday Immediately after tho depar
ture of thc Russian armored cruisers
Qrorroboi ar.d Rossi a. The people who
had gathered In great crowds In the
jtreots, becj.m >. excited by ii ll imm v
tory speeches. Many s ?lditrs tnd sail
ors were also in an angry m od, hav
ing expected to go home with the i
squadron. Tue mob organ to break
windows and plllnge and in evening
set lire to tho theatre, the Golden
Horn Hotel, to several blocks of Coin
ese buildings in the northern part ot
bho city and to tho ( Ul; r's resi lenca
and other buildings lu the ensere.
luar^.er. The lifts burned all night
Seventy buildings were consumed.
Preps were summoned to restore
order and tired fn qu:ut volleys, kill
lng many persons.
Just bsforo the American cms ri
telegraphed today, thc commaudani
af tho fortress of Vladivostok, assist
ed by priests and the leade rs of the
workmen's organizations, addressed
the mob, urging thom to keep the
peace, but tho consul said lie foared
ibo attempt would be In vain. Mr.
3rccner aided that twenty four mer
?hant vessels Ja the barber were now
uowded with inhabitants. The con
ml was on board a steamer when he
lent his dispatch and he expects tc
THE CLEMSON CAR.
Whore Farmers Instituto Will l>o
Held This Fall.
Prof. C. L Newman, who has
?harge of tho Atting up of the Clem
ion college car, tioon to go on a tour
if the lower part of tho S'.atv, gives
mur correspondent tho following In
Tue hands imo day coach loaned
Jkmson college by thc Southern rall
nay ls now sidetracked at Calhoun,
rids coach ls being remodeled so as to
ulapt lt to the special uso of the In
itltute workers for both a moving rcs
donco and for the exhibition cf var
)us illustrative materials from the chf
'orent departments of the college,
riicso exhibits are being rapidly got
,en together and tho car will be ready
.o move to the llrst appointment bj
?ho end of tho present week. This ls
inc of the most Important steps that
Jlcmson college baa taken for the In
itruotion of the farrnors In particular,
?.nd the people of the State at large.
ilr.ee Institutes were held throughout
ihc northern half of the S'.ate In July
tnd August, those to bo held In No
vember, December and January will
je cm tl ned to the southern part of
The institutes already arranged for
ire as follows:
Lexington, Novombcr 21; Bates
jurg. Novomber 22; Trenton, Novena
jor, '23; Aiken, Novombor 24; Wil
Iston, November 25; Blackville, N i
/cmbor 27; Barnwell, November 28;
Mlendalo, Novembor 20; Islandton,
November 30; Denmark, December 1;
Hamberg, Decembor 2; Branchville,
December 4; St. George, December 5;
Summerville, December 6; MoClellan
ville, December 9; Mt. Holly, D.oem
uer ll; Bonneau, Dsoember 12; Sam
pit, Decomber 13; Klngstree, Decem
ber 14; Lako City, December 16; Pee
Def), Deoombor 10; Wannamaker, De
member 18; I>orls, Decomber 10; Home
wood, December 20th; Conway Dcoom
aer 21; Soolety Hill, January a; Harts
idllo. January 4; (a) Lamar, January
S; (b) Tlmmonsvilio, January f>; Cam
iron, January 6; St. Matthe..vs, Jami
iry 8; Jj'o. Motto, January 9; King
/Mo, .Uimary 10.
At Ol tcago, becoming suddenly in
lane, Mrs. Ben J'-.min G lest Wednesday
nirlcd her Ave year old ?on, Luoas,
mt of a third story window and then
ittemptcd to kill hersolf with a ro
mlver. Tho child will probablo re
y>ver. Tlie mother was overpowered
if ter a desperate strugglo and taken
JO an insane hospital.
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guaranteed course 20 weeks. Single couiro of either Business or Short
hand, 8 mos. 12 calls for graduates in about 20 days. Can't supply de
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COT r N ?INNER SV.Ni) .VUJHiNERY OWNERS.
Write for Prices on the Following
Babbit Couplings Guages Lubricators Belt, Gandy
Drills Ouage Cocks Oil Cups Belt, Rubber Drill Press
Hack Saws Oil Cans Belt, leather Ejectors Hammers
Fittings Injectors Pipe Flies Pulleys
Lace Leather, Packing all kinds, Shafting, Collars for Shafting and anything
else in machinery suppllos.
Columbia Supply Co., . - . . Columbia, S. C.
A vl)*rinjc Feat.
Thc Charleston Post say?Col. J. B.
Patrick, c urt crier and a veteran of
oho c vii war, has gone to Orange
burg to attend a reunion of Coi>f< d
?.rate veterans beln? 1 eld there. He
.SHH a member of the Fifth cavalry,
Butler's brigade, of the South Caro
lina Vo'unteers, C. S. A., and has net
visited Orangfburg since 18G4. The
visit of Mr. Patrick to Orangeburg
recalls a remarkable feat that he per
form(d at tho battle of Rlgslcy' mill
whllo a prlsloner. He got away from
ils guards, and se'z ng the lanyatd cf
i cannon pointed at a close mass of
Redirai soldiers, exploded thc nun
ind killed forty-seven men outright
while wounding miny. -In tho cou
fusion he made his escape.
Murder and Sulo'dc,
At Augusta, Ga., John Buckley,
who was at the hsadof the city b'idge
md wharf department, and Dairy May
were found do.-ul at tho home of Cl
utter Friday afternoon. It is sup
)Oscd thc man killed the woman and
then committed suicide He is eaid tc
lave been drinking. Puckley was 45
roars old and leav.s a family. T. e
vornan was 28 years old. The cause
if the tragedy ls unknown.
At St. Appoliue, Quebeo, believing
that he had murderod his wlfo Al?x<
indar Labrle, a wealthy farmer Fri
lay committed suicide. Tho couple j
liad quarrelled and ina lit of rage :
Labrid picked up a gun aud li td.
Mrs. Labric foll to the fl or In a faint !
md Labrln, believing her to be dead, I
Hanged Muself A neighbor found
Mrs. Labrle unconscious but uninju
A Motki'i'fl Jaw.
At Nandovl, Wis., O;t>o Hambrns
jdr will never say ."Amen" again. He
nade an attempt to imitate a local 1
jlergyman's pronunciation of tho good
lld Methodist word in a taloon and
lislooatod his law in the attempt. :
ETI vc men managed to help him olose
,he Jaw after two hours' work and
tuffering Intense pain.
Henry M. Stoddard, who was run
lown by a luci on Drayton stroet,
havannah, while ridding his bloyclo,
lied Wednesday from Injuriesrecolved
ll? aust al nod concussion of the brain, I
ind th? attending physicians had ex- j
pressed no hope for his recovery. Mr.
Stoddard was a well known business
nan of Savannah. Ho was 50 yoars !
To sell buggies to dealers cost bug
ry manufacturers abtut $2.50 per J ib
for drummers. Tu? consumer pays tho
Dill. To sell direct by this adv. to tho
xwsumer costs about the same monoy
ind the consumer pays the bill. But
who gets the dealer's profl'u when
there is no dealer in the deal? Answer:
You're the man. Golden Eagle Bug
lios, ?06.00 retail TSIUO, to you direct
itndcr guarantee, ??.y.00. You're pleas
3d or your money back. A tip: Buy
with each Golden Eagle Buggy a $12.50
iot of harness at $4 00. They oost your
Coaler more. Tito double pu ronato
m vos you $23.00 and soon res an outfit
whlob will look elegant to begin with
ind last with tho very host. Sond for
iosorlptivo catalog No. 20.
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livery aflllctod reador of thin paper U lavlt?
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lantA, Qa., tho South's moo . ?lellable Heeolol
?si, on ?ny dlseasa, absolutely without cbarga
Tina great specialist haa had over twenty ave
years of exp? ?cuco in the study and treat?
meut of diseases of a ohronlo or lingering ma
ture, mid wo ? hesitatingly eay Um thor? le
no case, no . ttor how severe, that he oaaaet
thoroughly indorstAiid from the very An*-.
and prep i > the correct treatment, wnAeb is
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ol' bia system of home treatment, be places at
the disposal of every sufferer bia III it TM ti I
methods of treat nient, of which I e ie th? orig
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If you suitor from ?ny disease of a ob re* i o
nature, such aa Nervous Debility, Rtrloture,
Vaiioocele, Blood Poison, Kidn or Bleater
Trouble, Diseases of tho Heart, Liver or stoat
aoh, Throat, and Lung Trouble, Lost Manhood,
llydroeelo, Urlna-y Disordats, Skin Dis?*?*?
Rheumatism, Catarrh or private diseases ox
iron, such an O loot, oto.., and diseases' pscnllar
to women, etc., etc., do not make tbs mlaUika
of consulting your home doctor, who will
charge yon anywhoro from 1 to $25 for soe
sultation alone, but sit down and Write to Dr?
Hathaway. Ho will counsel end advise y a?
without one cent of charge. He ls the recog
nized authority on these, diseases In this coun
try, and you can, therefore, appreciate UM
value his opinion of your cato would ba t*
you. Ho has boan established in Atlanta fei
ye*rB and years, and bis reputation ts met
equalled by any other physician, H?V? ?o
hesitancy in writing bim. lin will also seas!
you a valuable book on your disease, ail
You aro especially Invited to write for als
book for mon, entlUod, "Manliness, Vigor aaa
Be nure to wrlto this ?rent specialist ?boat
your disenso? today. His business is oenduet?
od in an honest, straightforward manner, sad
?ou can always fool assurodof "a square daab"
bo address lr
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88 Inman Bldg., Atlanta, Qa.
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for catalogues and terms.
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