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LOST HIS LIFE.
A Brave Fireman's Sacrifice in
Effort to save Woman.
A FATAL HOTEL FIRE.
Many Leaped to Th. lr Death. Eight
Persons Killed and a Numlnr In
jured while Fleeing Prom the
West Hotel lu City of
At Minneapolis, Minn., eight per
sons dead of suffocation or of injuries
sustained in loaplng from a "lire
proof" hotel building, a score of per
Bons Injured and a building damaged
$25,000 by Ure, snrike .and water In
aa epitomo of the revised ravages
caused by a disaster which befell the
West hotel, Hennepln avenue and
Fifth street, Wednesday, throwing
seven hundred guests and employes
Into a panic.
Fire Captain John Berwln, fell from
the fou tth ll xir to tho Fifth street
sidewalk while attcn: ptong to save a
W. G. N'okolB, Minneapolis, fuffo
oated lu his room on sixth Hour.
Thomas Summerville, Sprint?field,
Mass., salesman for Atkins &<Jo.,
stff;oated In his rojm-on tdxth
J. Bi Wolfe, Northwestern agent for
Sperry & Alcx&mior company of N^v?
York, suffocated in room.
Clinton B. Lamme, Nev/ York,
travelling" hmo; .suffocated In his
J. B, FelsnJger, New York, travel
ing man, jumped from the seventh
Mrs. M. 10. Hodges, Minneapolis,
jumped from seventh story,
Wm. Black, New Yoik, suffocated
Tho Uro was onfined to the elcv.i
tor shaft and the two top doors In one
corner .of the building, but a dense
smoke pervaded evoiywherc and thc
wild exolr.e.monb which followed the
first alarm hurried people into halls
and out on window ledges In a frantic
attempt to save thomselves, Tho lire
started in a packing room on thc first
floor near the elevator. The wood in
tho elovator shaft caught lire and
burned like tinder. A sheet of ll ime
20 feet wide mounted thc shaft to the
Seventh story, carrying an immense
volvmo of smoke which frightened the
Vguests out of their senses and started
arpando. The smoko spread to most
all parts of tho hotel, causing many
persons to lose their way in the con
? fusion. Five persons were found suf
focated lu their rooms %rt,cr the lire
Capt. John Kerwin of a hook and
laddor company, having broken open
a window on thc seventh door which
ho had readied by means of a scaling
ladder; stumbled onto the b>dy ol
Mrs. Fmelluo Birlow, an aged women
He strapped tho uno msclous form to
his back and started down the ladder,
when midway between tho seventh
and sixth storks, the strap broke.
Bending over to balance tbc body for
a moment, he then leonid at thc risk
of his Ufo, and threw the woman to
ward a projecting ledge on thc lloor
below. Apparently being revived by
the fresh air or by thc shock, ihe aged
woman grasped tho projeotion and
hold on. Later she was rescued. But
lu throwing thc woman to safety,
Capt. Berwin lo;.t his balance and fell
to the pavement. He .vas instantly
J. E. Wolfe, 50 years old, traveling
representative fur Sperry & Alexan
der, wholesale hardware merchants of
New York, met a horrible death. He
was burned in his room und the con
ditton of tho furniture indicated that
ho had fought tho Hames until the
last. All the clothing had been torn
in m thc bcd and lt was apparent that
tho man bad sought to smother thc
Hames which eventually consumed
Tile excitement was so inter.se that
J. B. l'eisniger of Now York and Mrs.
M. E, Hodges of Minneapolis, who
were on window ledges near an alloy,
not being encouraged by the eorwd In
Fifth street, leaped from th- seventh
lloor to thc pavement. Pels*) i ger'a
olothes caught lire and he tumbled,
burning, through the air. Ile struck
a railing near tho Henuepln avenue
side of the hotel and was cut In two.
There were many tim liing roi.eues
vivom the top ik;or.
ASSAULTED A CHILD.
Young: N\ ivborry Negro Charged
With A Heinous Crt mo.
A dispatch from Newberry to The
State says Clarence Huller, a nogro
about 17 years old, was brought to
jill there Wednesday nigh by Sheriff
M. M. Buford, oharged wi Mi felonious
asiault. The victim is a negro child,
about *7 years old, daughter of Louis
Jose,livii g on the plantation of Mr.
.Ino. lt. Spearman, near Silver Street.
Tho crime is alleged to have been
committed on Tuesday evening of last
week about 5 o'clock. Tho child was
in the house alone, lier cries were,
heard and some of tho people on the
plantation hastened to her rescue and
saw a man running from Lite house.
The child at once told thc story of
the assault and it was as said that an
examination corroborated ber state
Mr. Spearman telephoned to sheriff
Buford, and yesterday, with a war
rant issued on thc it.I' >rmatlou of tue
fathor of the child, by Magistrate
kCannon Blcase, he went in searoh of
his man. Ile found him at Saluda
Oldtown Wodnccday evening and
HT brou vi hi him to Jail herc,
Sheriff Buford Is belog congratulat
ed today on the swiftness of tho cap
turo. To tho promptnes and skill
with which he. lins always discharged
tho duties of ids Milco, as in this casu
many attribute the unod order of the
county, and thc Infrequency of soil
UUtt Ol i ii ; t ?
At Charleston L P. Fouohe, of
Andorson, a pharmacy student Of the
South Carolina Mi di M? college, WHS
found wounded on Comb g street at
art ?arly hour [friday morning, lb
had bren shot in thc stomach, and a
friend, L. S. Maxwell, who was with
him, was taken Into custody hy the
police, while ITouche was sont to the
liopor Hospital. An Investigation
seemed to establish tho fact Friday
that Fouohe had shot himself proba
bly changing bis pistol from his pistol
from his coat pcoket to his hip pocket
Tho wound is not serious and tho
young man will doubtless recover.
NOTED OMAHA MISER
Worth ?muli Fortimi? utti IJWO? o?
Foy <J. ??tu Dully.
With ino,OJO lu tho bank and as
muon more invested In tax titles In
Omaha. Lduooln, DonvGr and other
Western cities, A. J. Seaman, a well
knownobaraoter of Omaha, has redao
ed his living expenses to the minim
um, Spending oolv 22 oents dally for
board ana room and tess than 95
year for olothiug. Fashion, either in
clothing, his room or his tabiooutsno
ti KU rn wi .b th) old maa. He bus limi
ted his board bill to 16 cents eaohday
and has maintained that standard for
many years. "And I guess I git
along bout as well as any other follow
he s i\ ti.
"1 guess I live about as cheap as
any mau in tho United States," says
Seamau. "Any man can live on an
economical basis all right if he will
lust watch expenses. "People have
been lying aboui mo. They say I dont
spend but 7 oents a day ou bread and
meat and ooi?d? and tex It's a Ho. T.
spend 15 cents every day, and I have
not tasted ctITeo nor tea for nearly
thirty year?. I dent mind people
telling tho truth about me but I djnt
want no Iles."
Seaman is a tax title buyer, and
annually makes a pl grimage from
O nairn through the Western cities,
going as far as Denver and K tesas
Olty. ll3 invests $50,000 In this bus
lucss, and as fast as ho can dispose ( f
a ploco of properl'y on which ho'holds
a claim ho transfers his mmcy into
now titbs. "I'm glad I ain't got no
kin. folks," says Seaman. "Kin l^iks
always want you to help them out.
with a little mouey. 1 aiut got any
and I'm glad I alut.
"Do you seo those shoes ?" said Sea
man, holding up a substantial boot.
I bought cm at a second hand store.
Gave 50 cents for em. That was two
years ago, and I'll wear them for an
other year at least. I djnt throw
away no money on cobblers, either.
When my shoes need mending I Just
do lt myself. I put this solo on with
a piece of loather and some cai pit
tacks. But its good just tho samo.
"Then these trousers. I paid a dol
lar for them and bought them new.
Tiley were the lirsfc pants 1 bought
from a store for llfteon years. My
vest cost 10 cents at a ?seo iud-hand
?tor. and myKcoat another 20 cents.
I got boat on this coat, though. It
alnt near as good as one 1 bought for
15 oents about fr ur years ago A^r1
che hat cost me another 10 couts, too.
I bought lt. from a man who had Jost
bought a new hat. 1 saw him come
ont of a hat store and 1 braced him
and got his old bat. lt's a pretty
good Ut. And he gave my dhi>e to
the clerk and told him to bu/ a ci
gar with lt. Thats mighty wasteful,
and that clerk will never ba worth
?nything unless he quits smoking.
"But say, 1 got a birgln lu my
summer hat. Went down last winter
and bought a strw hat for 2 cents.
Then I put lt away, and when sum
mer came I was ready with my new
straw hat." Counting his entire ward
robe, Seaman?wns dressed in leSS than
$2 worth ( f cl >tbtng.
Some years ago Saatnin and a friend
"bached" and at that time Seaman
figured that be was spending 91 20 a
week for his meahi. "That was too
expensive, so I left that* friend, lt
only costs m9 $1.05 when 1 live alone
he says Frequently Seaman buys a
i loaf of bread or a pie and takes lt
home with him whore ho eats lt in
"And I ve got tl e coal tru?t beat
all to pieces," he says. ' How is
thal?" ' Well, 1 don't u&o any oal
at al). I stay down town until bed
time. Then 1 uo home and go right
to bed. When 1 get up lu the morn
lng, and eat my bread and tako a
glass of old wator, I get right dowu
town. So, you see, 1. haven't got the
least uso for a lire. And that's how
I beat the coal trust'. "I was extra
hungry this rat ming, aud my break
fast cost S couts. I know lt was ex
pensive, but I wanted soratthirg ex
tra today. Hut I made up ou lt at
supper and kept within my limit of
15 cents for the. clay."
Seamen ls a u ember of thc Young
Men's Christian a>s ?olaf ion and spends
almost all his time In that building,
lleie he tran} acts all his business,
and thus escapas paying olllce rent.
Ho is a devout student of the Hlble,
and in his younger days was a member
of thc Congregational church. How
evor, ho ls now Inclined to socfl at the
sectarian question and stands for a
broader view of tho Ibbie and Its
teachings. "Soma peoplo in this
world want to make a great spludgo,"
says the old man. "Instead of pay
ing their delius they make new ones
whenever they can get credit. Hut
you bet I don't."
KolipHCH roi mon
In the yaar 1900 there will bo live
ecllpsos of the sun and two of thc
l. A total eclipse of thc moon,
February 8-9 visible here, the begin
ning visible generally In North and
South America and the western parts
of Af ric* and Europe; thc ending vis
Ihle generally In Nortti America, wes
tern ard central South America, the
eastern p >rtlons of Austria and the
extreme, northeast o/ Asia.
2 Partial eclipso of t ic sun Feb
ruary H-\> not visible herc, but visible
to t ho regions around thc south polo.
d A partial eclipse of thc sun
J oly 21 ; invisible boro.
I. A total eclipso of the moon
August 1; no i visible in oastcrn part
of tho United States, but the begin,
nlng visible In tho western portions
of our country, just before sunrise.
5. A partial eclipse of the sun
August I!); invisible here, but visible
to Alaska, northern Greenland and a
large area around tho north polo.
Tho Wtfoun ? Hanker.
Women aro savers rather than
Spenders. And when they spend they
spend to good advantage. A dollar
In a woman'!- hands goes twice as far
a* a dollar in tho hands of a man. If
you want to save money let your wife
tn; tho banker. This ls for tho work
logman, whotber bc labors with lils
lunns or tolls with lils brain. This
ls for thc married man and for tho
man about to be married. It ls for
men In every class of life, lt Is tue.
best advice for thc average man
everywhere. Give this a trial dur
li g tho piosent year upon which wc
have inst entered and sea If yon aro
not better ol? at Its beginning".
?.'atm I ly Mumed to Dc; ih.
Sovoral porsons, comprising an en
tire family, were burned to death in a
(Ire which destroyed tho heme of,1
i j&l o SyiOi, nt Pleasant, Juntala OOUn
Ly, Wcdnosday morning. Tho dead
ireiMr. Syler hls.daughter, Mrs. rotor
vi ar tin and ino iattor's live ohtl
TH fi LOBLOLLY PINB. 1
An Intoroatlrit It port Concerning
"fount 'f oat?.
The forest service department ot
agr'oulture has Just rendered au in
teresting report oonoernlug tests re
cently made at a large saw mill near
Charleston, to (Meiaiiae uhe strength
of loblolly pine. The company oper
ating the mill has under Us oontrol
about 45,000 aoresof loblolly pine land
and lt was through their < ft >rts that
the department bas been making the
Tula timber whloh is known on the
local market as Nor tn Carolina pine,
forms the greater part of the lum
ber ort at this mill. Tae loblolly pine
forms a useful construction timber
of moderato strength, lt is ot yery
rapid growth and reproduces road Hy.
WOT those reasons it will remain ono
of the most Important timber trees
in the South. Correct data on Its
strength will bo of permanent value.
It ls found muoh more o m veulent
to take tho testing machino to the
mill instead of bringing the Urge
stioksof t'mber to the laboratory from
the mill. The condition to-whloh tho
atook of timber ts 6ubJ oted after bo
lng out In the torrs, d ?termino tofomn
degree how lt will aot when pu* in
uso where lt will have to carry a load
or bear a strain. It sometimes be
comes an important matter to know
tho history of the st'eks tested. The
logs from willoh lt ls desired to out
tho tost pieces, can be selcotod in thc
f orest, marked and subsequently iden
titled at tho leg pond. A concise his
tory of each log ls kopt, saowln? the
location of the tn o In the forest, tho
kind of soil In whloh lt grow, tho time
of cutting, and tho longth of the time
thc leg Hes lu the water. On arriving
at tho mill, tho log is sawed any way
desired, and oan then be tested short
ljr, after coming from tho saw or laid
aside, for thc purpose of air drying or
kiln drying before testing. K/ery step
nt luiportanoo in the lifo of tho log
after outttng ls thus known, audmany
pecularltles whloh arlso In tho be
havior of stioks when tested can be
Tho testing machino ls set up in tho
mill and driven by the mill maohlnery.
The sawyer In the mill saws exactly
tho kind of stioks desired, and the
pieces Intended for test are sent di
rectly to the testing maohlro.
The plan of work at Charleston in
eluded Investigations to determine
the ( ffeot of knots on tho strength of
the timber; tho rolatlve strength of
>?r dried and kiln dried timber; the
I? ct of rato of growth upon the
strerjgll ; the h.tluence of the relative
Strength of sap and heart wood, and
the Inlluenoe on thc strength of the
method of sawing.
Judging from the Inquiries received
tn Ute service, a widespread Interest
ls manifested In this line pf work, and
without doubt many questions yet
undecided will he de?nltely answered
on thc completion cf the tests. Tho
speelllcatlons fi r instanoe under
which engineers and architects re
ceive joists are very Imperfect because,
no ono knows thc exaot degree of
weakening whloh arises from the
presence of knots of various sizes and
kinds in the Joists. Again there ls a
common prejudice agatnst sap
wood on accjunt of the suppose weak
The experiments now going on are
most Important and interesting to
lumbar men and builders generally,
and will bo carried on yet for some
Tho Figures MS Complicit by tho Con
According to a bulletin issued by
the census bureau on Tuesday of last
week 9,721,773 hales of cotton were
ginned to Jan. 1, 11)00, counting round
as half bales and excluding linters.
Number of round bales Included 203,
421; sea island hales 1)3.930. There
was no report for the corresponding
period last year and comparativo stat
istics are not avllablo. Tho report
showing the quantity of cotton ginned
from thc growth of 11)05 by Statesand
tcnitor es ls as follows:
Siate or Territory Bales ginneries
Alabama.1,175 085 3.722
Arkansas. 510.710 2.280
Florida. 72,884 200
Georgia..1,060 1)17 4 063
Indian Territory.. 200,248 523
Kentucky. 1,218 3
Louisiana. 457,207 2,057
Missouri. 35,377 * 77
North Carolina_ 020 850 2,801)
Oklahoma. 270,103 324
South Carolina_1,075,820 3,150
Tennessee . 210,001 723
Texas .2,231,835 4,152
Virginia. 14,640 121
Tho above statistics havo been com
piled from telegraphic reports of the
special agents who canvassed thc gin
nerles, and are subject to slight cor
rections when oheoked against the In
dividual returns of the ginncrs being
transmitted to thc olllcc through tho
Tho last report showed 0,202,101
bales, counting round as half bales,
ginned to Dec. 13, 1005.
Running bales counting round PS
alf bales, and not including llntors.
Uh?WdOWn ou Kural.
Postmaster General Cortloyou in
his report outlines a polloy of strick
ter adher noe to tho logal regulation
of rural mall routes. Most Important
to rural route patrons ls hld Intention
to "discontinue without . elay any
route whero lt ls found on J.ispeotlon
that because of a lack of app reciation
of the service tho oxpondlture lnvolv
ed ls unwarranted," and tho an
nouncement that where patronngo is
Insufficient to warrant a dlaly dcllvory
substitution will be mado of a evory
other*dfty servlodi Not every routs !.?.
appreciative and two many patrons
look upon the service as something to
whloh thoy have the same general
right as thoy havo to reoelvo mall at
a post?nico. Tho $14,000,000 dfcliolt
has brought tho government to tho
COnOluSion that there ls little senso in
spondlng tho people's money on those
who do not appreciate lt.
flus Two Jobs.
James B. McLaughlin ls tho only
member of thc District of Columbia
bar with two widely dureront and dis
tinct professions. Ho is an excellont
liiwynr and nn ordained tulnl?tcr Of
tho Methodist lCplsopal Church and
regularly preaches to Washington
Shot Him Dead,
Herbert 1). Ashdownn. a collector,
was shot and fatally woundod in a
restaurant lu Troy, N. Y.,on Monday
night by Mr?. Jennie Pnrkott, who <
was crazed with Jealousy bcoauee ho
was soon to marry another wtiman.
BOMB FROM WAR!
martling Boones E erse tort in tho City
I ww passing tho empty university
last Saturday morning. Minute snow
was lash'ng through the air before a
bitter wind, but it thawed as it fell,
and people went slopping.through tho
filthy puddles, In galoshes, as Ss the
fashion hore. Training in disorder
thrcugh the dirt and wind, mixed up
with the market people and the little
open droskles that dash up and down
tho street a Uko our handsoms, 0\me
a string of soldiers slowly making
their way westward,
They had just passed tho booths
where the butchers and otho loyalists
slaughtered the students. They had
reaohed the point were the 0< ssaofcs
shot blindly into the precession that
had aceimpanied the. funeral of the
student 13 .umann. There they halt
ed becau ie the oross road In front was
blocked with trafilo and a few passers
by began to look at them ourlously.
They were not to be called a col
umn, nor were they organlzjd as an
advance party. They were not organ
ized at all, but a few oalvery oame
Hist, their hairy llttlo horses throw
.ng up a steam into thc wine!; then a
few Infantry, not moro than a batal
l?n, I think, oovered with tilth, their
uniforms torn and patobed, some in
low oaps, like our own men, some in
high furoy oaps matted with mud and
snow. Hohhot followed a ran. bli
line of carts, and it was tho slgi t
of tue men stretched Inside tho u with
dirty bandages rc und their heads, or
arms, or foot which showed to us what
tho party really was.
Tboy were tho soldiers returnlug
from tho war-tho van of the great
and ruined army coming home. At
last they had completed the 6.000 01
6,000 milos Of their j ?urnoy through
the siberian plains and wore alive in
the heart of their own country. And
this is how they were received.
Tho municipality bad intended to
arrange some Kort of festlvilltles at
the station. Tney had Intended to
give llttlo presents to the men-choc
olates and cigarettes, I suppose-and
little decorations for the oillcers with
tho Insoriptlon : '1 To tho Defenders ot
Whether those festivities were ever
hold and those little presents given 1
cannot say. The papers had announ
ced th it tu sildlers would ba^ln
to arrive on Sunday. The ?ovjrn
mcnt took oarc that they should ar
rive on Saturday. The presents may
possibly have been rushed out in oarts
to meet them, though lt would be
more Uko the Russian ofllolals'to re
tain the otTerlugs of their patriotism
But so llttlo interest was taken in
the whole thing that the OYeulng pa
pers continued to announce that tho
army would begin to arrive nett day,
and as far as 1 can discover n? furih
er notice of any kind was taken of thc
defenders of the country. So they
drifted westward of the dirty fjtraets
and dissappeared into their barracks.
Tho reservists among them appear
bo have beeu dismissed al once. At
all events the crowds of beggars who
with threats and curses violently de
mand the milk of human kindness up
on tho st roe ts have been I nero ?vied by
many tattered creature who\ llnijj
about In traces of departed unlfprms,
and as thoy pass t <.-??y "A
soldier from tho war."-Mosco\) Cor
respondence New York Sun.
THE WAOE3 OF BIN. j
A Man ?nd Woman Commit Buioitlc
A special dispatch from Raloigh, N,
C., says a sensational doublo suicide
was discovered there Monday after
noon, In whloli a man of somo promi
nence and well know and a woman
of easy vlriuro llgured. The man was
William H. Hood, who for a numbei
of years was doputy register of deecb
of this city and county and whoso fa
thor was register of deeds until lib
death, about five years apo. Tho wo
man was a resident of "lOist Ralclgl
and was known among ber assoolatei
as "Violet." She had bcon In Raleigh
but a few months and her family
name has not yet been dctlulteli
Mr. Hood, who held a position witt
tho leading department store here,
had been drinking heavily for the lasl
few days. On Saturday night ho anc
tho girl, who was apparently botwcei
20 and 25 years old, went to tho houat
of and old colored woman. This af
ternoon tho bodies of the two wert
found there and nine empty lauda
num vials revealed tho means used b>
Hoed left an Invalid widow and s
child. It is stated that the wldov.
would not permit hts body to b3 tak
en to bis home after she learned thc
circumstances of tho suloide. Hood
was a man who had many frlendt
here and in other states, and dissipa
tion seems to bavo boon the solo cause
of bis ruin and death. Three months
ago he was treated in an institution
for tho drink habit.
KILLED HIS SON-IN-LAW,
Family Fracas in Lexington Coun'y
Ijeatln to Fatal Keaults.
The L .'xlrgton Dispatch says on Fri?
day night, a few miles abovo Summit,
a homicide, which shocked tho ont!re
community, took placo, Mr. Samuol
W. Stockman, a promlnont and woll
known farmer, killing tils son-in-law,
Mr. Hampton Hartley, a successful
business man at Summit. Thc killing
took place in tho road In front of Mr.
Stockman's house, and seems to have
boen the rosult of somo family trou
ble. Tho details of tho deplorable af
fair will bc made known In oourt. Tho
jury ?f ?iiijuc?u ?oi?d?iOd a V??ui?v iii
substance, "that Hampton Hartley
came to his (loath from gunshot
wounds Inllloted by Samuel Stockman,
and that Will Taylor was accessary
to thc killing." This Mr. Taylor Is
from Newberry county. Mrk Stick
man drove to Lexington that night
accompanied by Mr. Taylor and sur
rendered himself to the Hber.lT.
The dead man was about thirty
years old and leaves a wi f o and two
children. Mr. Stockman ls about fifty
live years old and ls now in Jail await
ing ball. G. T. Graham and W. II.
Sharnn are nounrml for Mr. Stockman.
Solicitor Timmorman will bo assisted
on Mm part of the stato by ICIlrd &
D.cber and Eh-L. Asblll.
Mr. Hartloy's Interment was from
St, James ohuroh In the presence of a
largo congregation of rolatlves and
friends. The last sad riten at tho
gravo were conduoted by thoLcesvlUc
lodge K. of P., which he wai a mem
ber. Ho was also a member of Dixie
Lodge of Odd Follows, of thii place.
THE ONLY REMEDY THAT CURES
RHEUMATISM TO STAY
Rheumatism Is an Internal dis
ease and requires au Internal remedy*
RHBUMACIDB "Gets at the Joints from
the Inside," and that ls the reason it Cures
after all other remedies have failed. Rheumaclde
sweeps all the poisonous germs and acids out of the Mood
.nd "Makes You Well All Over." Those pains are danger signals, warning you ol a disease that
threatens the entire system. Headaches. Pains, Bad Taste in the Mouth, that "No-Account"
feeling indicate that you need
REMOVES THE CAUSE OF THE PAIN.
Cured 60-year-old Mrs. Mary Welborn. of High Point, N. C., after ah?
had suffered 20 years. Cured Rev. J. R. wheeler, 70 years old, o leading
Methodist minister, of Relstcrstown, Mdl Cured John P. Ellno, of Balti
more, after Johns Hopkins Hospital had completely failed. Cured James
Wilkes, of Dillon, S. C.. after he had been In bed three years and his leds
were drawn up against his back. Better get a bottle from your Druggist
at ono?. Sample bottle and booklet FREE If you send 0 cents for portage.
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There's Danger in Delay.
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near Sirs: I was laid up last November with
Rheumatism In my feet and ankles, but after taking
four bottles of Rheumaclde I have not been bothered
since. I tried every old Mud of liniment and was
under two doctors, and nil I tried had the samo re
sult, until I cot Rheumaclde. Now. I am pleasod to
say. lt has not been necessary fo?* mo to take ?ny
medicine for Rheumatism since February laM.
Everybody that I recommended it to has had tho
same results. Yours vory truly.
P. RANAGAN. Manager,
Quincy Industrial Co operative Society.
WC MEN WANTED,
Granito City III., H?H TO Many Old
"Gol give ua motil" cried Poet
Holland In kirby veli ; but what Gran
ltc Olty wants ls women.
In thlB nourishing Illinois town
willoh had a population of (i,700 ao
cordlng to the census of 1900, and
which now claims 10 OOO, there are
ten men to each woman.
The majority of these men are
haohclors-particularly tho business
and professional men-and as a coe
sr quenco moro than half of the hous
es lu Granite City are rcomltg and
While there has boen no formal
movement to induce an II Hus of wo
men the marriage:bio men of th?!
town would lie muoh ohll.rod, to say
Mic least , If desirable members of the
fair sex would place themselves with
in reaching distance.
T,he young bachelors of thc town
aie so busy making money-and there
is hardly a one of thom who docs not
rake In from if> to $10 a day-that
they have no time to go courting at a
distance; yet they would prove thom-.
8elvei the marrylngest lot of men in
tho count ry if they only had a Chance.
Over at Alton there Is Mayor Heall,
the friend of lt i so volt, who is preach
ing against raco suicide as h aid as he >
knows hov/; and as tho echoes of his
exhortations roach the ears of the
lonesome young bachelors at Gran
Ito Gi ty they are as sad as sad oin
Even some of the city cilicials cm
not got wives. They aro Gi ty Attor
ney Maurie} Sulliv in and Glby Clerk
George Furnish, for example.
Ex mayor J . li Judd was forced to
go out of cilice last spring still unwed
ded, though not unwilling.
The newspaper controversy be
tween I). II. Means, clerk of the sink
ing find commission, and .Jessie T.
Gauntt, late private secretary Secre
tary of Stato M. El, Cooper and pres
ent secrotary nf .State ls calculated to
make the people sit tip and pay atten
tion. As tho Newberry Observer
Hays the gist of thc whole thing ls
that there han probably been "graft"
in the secretary's chloe. It look?
that way, though tim proof ls only
circumstantial and inferential, Five
books of the ellimo are misBlug- said
to have been destroyed by a very
mysterious lire in tho secretary's of
flee-a lire that seoms to havo known
precisely wnore these books wore and
to have gone for ?hem and scarcely
anything else. Four of thc becki
were books Oof original entry, In
which Mr. Gauntt, willie prlvato sec
retary and afterwaul, as secretary of
stato entered the charter fees of the
I cillco; tho other was a book kept by
' Mr. Means himself showing fees
1 turned over to him. Mr. Means ex
planation of tho books puts Mr. Sec
1 retary Gauntt ls a very awkward ponl
1 tlon before tho public. Mr. Gauntt
1 replies that Mr. M.ads is an "enemy"
and ls trying to Injure him. Tuero
will likely bo some revelations by an
Investigating committee bt-f.iro thc
mat tor ls ended. South Carolina
cannot alford to lot i 111 lal scandals
Uko this be fi ught out in the news
paper. A thoro.igh.and Impartial In
vestigation ls needed and thoro is
reason to hope that the whole affair
Will be sifted to ti e bottom.
Thc sensation of falling down a
precipice is one that few persons
have had an opportunity ot recording.
I'rof. Albert Helm, well known geol
ogist, has been able to describe tho
experience to tho Swiss-Alpine Club,
and relaten that he was not troubled
In breathing and felt none of the par
aly/. ng tenor that so often over
whelms vlotlms of sudden catastroph?,
Ile felt perfect tranquility, though
remarkably quickened mental aotlvl
ty. Old memories were rovlowcd and
then his cars wiro Ulled with soft
musloal sounds, and consciousness
was lost as tito ground was struck.
There was no pain nor sensation of
G mi.H, you owe to your mother to
bo on tbo look-out for every occasion
to make whatever roturn you can for
her yoars of sacrifice and planning for ,
your happiness and well-being. Treat
her with unvaiylng cmrtesy, defer
ence-, and B60K hoi Comfort and picas
uro abovo all others, and never be Im
patient, for she has had great patlenco
^A nov's best friend is h's mother,
and tho hoy v/ho ondeavora to pay
back what he owes his motlier, ls tho
ono who wll? bo most sought after hy
tho people who aro worth while, and I
A Finny ri lVjiir.
HoiiHaUon ol' I'MIIIIIK.
A New Your Prayer.
O, thou M Astor of all times and sea
Thou who dost mark the ages In their
Giant this now year my gift to Thee
To leva nay fellow noan, to bo, to do
For Y.sna what I wcu'.d have him do
f jr rm l
That se'foameness may cause my
That I may know no hate-no bitter
But love the world as even Thou hast
Grant me thy p^ace which years can
Peace within ray heart - peace to fol
For this novr year which thou hast
I must return to thee when thcu de
I ask not for myself material things,
That come and pass away like coin
I only plead that thou to me will
To live the lifowhlch thou dost live In
O, thou Master, in whose sivjht the
Of a thousand years is but a- single
Wilt thou not hoed this prayer and
grant to roe
Its aDswor as tho gift of Thy new
STA I'* DIBPilSlKY.
Tho Hnnnortora of tho Institution
Hold A Caucus.
The dispensary supporters in the
general assembly are miking prepara
Lions to rally against tne onslaught of
adverse legislation proposed by ardent
antlvdlspensary people. Thursday
night in tho ways and means commit,
tee rt om of the house a caucus was
held and thc dispensary people put
their i.eads together. Thoy also began
to o?unt noses, and The State say? ac
cording to the statement of one of tin
members who attended tho meotlng,
tho result was entirely satisfactory.
Ile mado the prediction that tho dis
pensary aa an Institution would not
bc "put out of business" at this ses
sion of the general assembly.
Tho dispensary people havo Intro
duced no bill as yet. In this they
think that they have showod c i tere
tion for they will tight for il if they
see that nome legislation must be pm
through. Senator ltxysor has had the
engrossing d?p?rlmtnk at work on thc
bill which he introduced last session,
but ho may not Introduce lt. Senator
M "ming has been spoken of as one
wuo will probably Introduce the hill
which is tlnally decided upon. The
dispensary people claim to have their
hopes raised by the result of the can
cus Thursday night.
Senator Tillman waa In Columbia
Thursday and while he did not parti
cipate in any caucus ho ls said to have
talked freely with the members cf
the legislature who ooni-.ultcd with
him on tho dispensary situation.
l'/io Morn1 l mw.
Andrew Hamilton, the life Insurance
lobbyist, declares that of the ?Mt0.000
expended by him In his lobby work,
not ono dellar was expended con
trary to the moral law. It is fortu
nate for tho country that tho Hamil
ton idea of morals does not gonerally
prevail. The Idea that tho use of
money to debauch legislatures and
corrupL judges ls not contrary to mor
als would, If gonerally ace jpbod, make
government a farce and reduce the
people to abjeot slavery. There was
a time when many thoughtful men
behoved that tho Hamilton code of
morals poevallod generally, but re
cent developments provo that, after
aii a majority oi thc people aro hon
est and will Insist that public busi
ness bc honestly oarod for. It requir
ed a long time, and multiplied perso
entions, to arouse tho people to a
realizing sense of the fact that tho
Hamilton ode of morals prevailed
In high llnanolal Croles, hut when
jhey were llnally aroused they took
speedy action with tho result that a
great many mon who had hui g posed
as statesmen, patriots and "-defenders
of national honor" were exposed to
public contempt. Tho Hamilton codo
( f morals will bo ably defended by tho
A .I..-. ...... . .1 A"".,~l..?l- .. * .< i
I () is I . I..I I I 1 / . ,) ll/I.I Ul. ||.l| I Ul I IMI ll
Climbers, tho Burglar's Benevolent
and Proteotlvo Association, the
Sandhaggors" Mutual Association,
and kindred organizations. But lt will
bo scored by men who bollovo in the
moral codo handed down u pon Sin la
and who aro trying to live upright
and puro lives.
Envy in tl)o heart of a woman IH a
worm on a p?tal of a rose.
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?j F. O. E?. YOUNG'S iSLyVNO, S. C. My Special Bxprcss Rate on Plants ls Very Low.
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Trees, Fig llunhos, mid tirapo Vinos.
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eau placo tho utmost eon fidonco to givo you
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of music and tIto ability to play well.
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Titre women of Ihe country aro de
manding id nu- one OT their ri um ncr tie
glvon a place on the president's cabl
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thing to do.
If you nro a business man or occupying ti
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Ol.oiiUI.VAl MIAMA Ht.) SIN ESS OOH tiOr-VMflCon.Ci?.
CharlcB V, m merman, who shot ?nd
instantly killod Jim Stevens Just
aoro?s tho Smtda lino in Edgofteld
county Wednesday night, was lodgo?*
In 1.11 there this evening for safekeep
ing by Messrs. W. D. and J. G.-'Pad
gett. Stevens, lt Is said, waa sitting
in his homo and was shot by Zimmer
man through an open window. Both
parties are neg roos.