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?HAT IT COST.
M of thc Expenditures Made
hy the nis^ensarv
The Report Submitted to the Qeneral
Assembly Last Week by Scmfor
J T. Hay, Chairman of the
Senator J. T. Hay, chairman of tho
legislativ? committee to investigate
tho rumored unsatisfactory conditions
in the State dlspo isary system, last
week, presented the report of dis
bursemcnts mado by tho committee
The total amount cxpendedls $7,
In submitting the report, Senator
II Ay sayi- :
"Th? committee would further re
port that Ibo original appropriation
bas been exhausted, and your commit
too were compelled to borrow money
for the purposo of continuing their
Investigation, which amount, or such
portion of lt as may bs expended, thc
oommlttco respectfully requests be
paid. "J. T. Hay,
Following la tho statement of dis
bursemenb of dispensary investigating
committee appointed bv a concurrent
r?solutions ?session of io )6.
J. T. Hay, member.$
C. L. Biease, member.
N. Christel s3n, J r., member
T. B. Fraser, member.
A. L. Gaston, momber.
J. F. LvoUi member.
I). A Splvey, member.
A. II. Booth, clerk.
J. F. Sbumpert, marshal...
Albert Nance, porter.
A. H. Tooth, clerk.
.1. T. ll.iy, member.
0. L. Biease, mrmber.
N. Christony on, Jr., member
T B, Fraser, member.
J. F. Lyon, member.
1). A. Spiv ry, member.
A. H. Booth, clerk.
N. Ohr Istensen, Jr., member
Edmund Bacon, accountant
J. F. Lyon, member.
C. L Bl ase, member.
J. T. Hay, pay of defective.
L. L. Motto, stenographer..
J. F. Lyon, member.
N. Christ onsen, Jr., member
Alvin S. Win oler .
J. T. Hay, pay of detective.
A. ri, Booth, clerk.
1. 'F. Shumpert, marshal,..
3. B. Knight, stenographer.
J. F. Lyon, nor diem, mi
leage, and expenses.
T. Hay, pay of detective.
A. ll. Booti), oloik.
J. Austin, witness.
B. F. King, wit ,n< si.
TO T. Windham, witness...
M. Manheim, witness.
J. W. Huseman, sUbness. ..
J. W. Sc ay, witness.
W. It. D ningham, witness..
I) M. M los, witness.
J. It. Fant, witness.
larson, witness.... *.
^R. IC Blakcly, witness.
Miss Saran Davis, stenogra
W. W. Harris, witness.
H. W. Richardson, witness.
W. C. McMillan, mineral
1). A. Splvey, member.
J. ?F. S: ip poy, wltuoss.
ll, J. Dunn, wi' ness.
ll A. Blackwood, witness..
J, T. Hay, nie m ber.
T. B. Fraser, member.
A . L Gaston, men b v.
B. L Toland, wlluoi s.
ll. r. Cunningham, witness.
.! sse Mabi IV ), witness.. ..
J. F. S uni pert, marshal...
.Albeit N .ii.ee, p rter.
S. J. Ca1 heart witness.
Charle* Lu ti h j ihn, witness.
C. L B ease, member.
J. ll, Mortis, witness.
L. RU hiing, witness.
J. W. Huseman, witness....
E. B. Donald, witness.
Gi ff je High, witness.
J, W. S ay, witness.
A. M. Cathcart, witness....
L. 10. Farley, witness.
N. Christensen, Jr., member
.per diem, mileage, expen
J. F. Lyon, member.
J P, ThaokSton, witness...
J. M Nichols, sherill's coits
ll. ti. L '.n: rum, witness....
W. A, F S'or, witness.
Asa Smith, witness.
lt 1J. Biyan company, ex
T. B.'Fi'?Ser, member.
A. L. Gaston, member.
A. II. Booth, clerk.
C. L. Bu ase, member.
F. M. Mixon, witness.
N. Christensen, Jr., member
J. F. Lyon, mi mbor.
1). A. Splvey, member.
J. F. Sebum pert, marshal..
Albert; Nance, porter!.
W. VV. Bradley, accountant
L. M. Foosbe, accountant..
F. F. Covington, stenogra
Elgar Brown, stenographer.
J. ll. Stratford .
J. M. Itudlsall, witness, ..
W. o. Tatum. .
A. Manheim, witness.
J. S. Lop.?, witness.
J. A. Blackwell witness....
W. S. (Cyans, sher'il'.
J. S. Nichols, witno. s.
D. P, Douglass, witness.. ..
M. B. Gideon, witness.
J. J. Bell, witness.
J. F. Shumpert, marshal...
H. h, Skinner, witness.
J. ll. Morris, wltucrs.
J. F. M chan, witness.
?'. M. Davis, witness.
W. D. Howard, witness . ..
F. F. Covington, stenogra
Elgar Brown, witness (same
J. ll. Stratford, dcttctive >
C. h. Blouse, member.
A. L. (Liston, member, ...
W. F. Holmes, wltnets.
W. M. Sanders, witness. *
J. T. H ly, momber.
j. A. Gaimard, constable,..
Albeit Nance, purtor.
x. j), riiinui, uiuwuej.
L. IO. F uley, wit neus.
D. A. Splvey, witness.
J. F. Lyon, member, per
diem, mileage and expen
N. Christensen, Jr., mom
bur. 44 78
N. Christenson, Jr.. mombo? 72 78
Ii. E. iie?'aRS, work. 1 00
Leon L. Motte, stenographer
(same entry). 60 00 ,
Joo E. Bomar, stenographer 3 00
Miss L'zzle Owings, stenog
rapher . S 50
J. A. Kingham, witness.... 2 uO
H. W. Bass, deteotlve. 285 20
W. H. Epperson, sheriff.... 3 00
The State Company, print- (
lng. 7 60
J. F. Byrnes, stenographer. 9 50
N. Christensen, Jr, member 20 10
J B. Knight, stenographer. 05 00 ,
Miss Mattie Martin stenog
rapher. 2 50
N. Christensen, Jr., mern*
ber. 28 IO
J. T. Hay, member. 140 77
ll. L Bryan Company, sta
tionery. 3 00
J. F. Lyon, member, per
diem, and expenses. 133 20
N. Christensen, Jr. member 50 00
W. S. Glenn, witness. 10 70
ts. Christensen, Jr. member 05 00
A. H. Booth, clerk. 70 00
S. D. Atkins, witness. 15 00
J. R. Fant, witness. ll 50
J. F. Nuuuamaker, witness. 0 30
J, II. Rico, Jr., witness_ 15 00
C. L. Bleaee, witness. 32 00
T. B, Fraaf r, witness. 20 ?0
J. F. Lyon, immber.Ti 26 (10
A. L. Gaston, mombor. ... 39 60
J. T. Hay, member.? 15 30
N Christensen, Jr., mam
ber. 40 25
Aug. M. Deal, clerk. 24 00
D. A. Splvev, member, per
diem, mileage, expenses. 140 50
J. M. Nicholls, sheriff. 25 25
N. Christensen, Jr., mom
bor. 74 60
Luke Loa, attorney, Nash
ville, Tonn., fee. 250 00
J. F. Shumport, marshal... 17 80
Albert Nance, porter .... 1180
TX B Lewis, witness. 14 20
W. F. Holmes, witness... . 30 00
J. M. MoOandless, chemical
expert. 285 00
C. W. Birchmore, palutlng.. 0 00
N. Christensen, Jr, pember
per di3m, milsage, expen
ses. 318 05
J T. Hay, membir. 41 20
A. H. booth, derk. 30 00
J. F. Lyon, member. 48 00
AUK. M. Deal, clerk. 20 00
Ii L. Bryan company, sta
tionery. 3 45
J. Elmore Martin, sheriff .. 2 60
J. T. Hay, membor. 03 00
Total . ?7,012 23
Ono ColorcO Man Hills Anothor O vf r
In tho Foik.
Tho hot supper conllaucs to get In
Its deadly work. On last Saturday
night over in the Fork of tho E listo,
Lewis Curry shot and killed Earnest
Fuel, both parties being colored. The
killing took place at tho house of
Curry, who lives on Mr. H. S. Spires
place near Norway. According to the
story of Curry there wa? a gathering
on Sabir day night of several colored
people at his house.
Early in ti e evenlrg Fuel and anoth
I er man got into a row about a debt ol
ten cents, and was^about to resort to
blows to Bettlo the trouble betweeu
them. Curry ran In tho house and got
a single barrel guu and got In between
Fuel and the negro to preserve the
peace and dignity of bl? home. At
this juncture of ttl'il rs, Curry claims
that some one shoved him, and as he
fell his gun was discharged shooting
Fuel in the breast.
As soon as thc shooting to k place
every bxly ran away from Curry's
house leaving Fuel where he fell when
shot. After walting until two o'clock
Sunday morning, Cu'ry went to Mr.
Spires' house, and a lier waking up
Lhat gentleman, told him of tho
Shooting as above described. When he
called Mr. Spires Curry cialmsthathe
did not know how badly Fuol was
hurt. Ilerequ stod Mr. Spires to go
with him to nls house which that
When they reached the houso they
found Fu:l dead having been shot
through thc breast, the shot taking
efface in thc lungs a?>d no doubt some
of them pierced tho heart of thc dead
man. Curry was lodged In the coun
ty jail. He has employed Messrs.
Wolfe & Ba ry to roprcscnt him.
Curry claims that the shooting was
dtogethor accidental, but the ourt
will have to decide the matter when
il moots ni xl May.
Holt; Survivor ol the Sohooner Hobart
Adrift on a gang plank from ulnc
o'clock Saturday morning until live
o'ch eic Monday afternoon, without
food or watei, K ul Sumner, the only
known surviving member of the crew
. f the four-masted schooner Robert
II. Stevenson, was plckod up by thc
German steamer l?uropi, bou Jd from
Pnlladelphla to Savannah, at 5 o'clock
Monday afternoon In latitude 34 f>rt
north, lontltude .'15 2;i west, and was
carried to Savannah.
Besides the ships crew there were
f mr women aboard, tho wife of the
captain, two relatives and a colored
servant, aU going to Habana on a
pleasure trip, making a total of 13 peo
The Stevenson, loaded with coal,
sailed from Philadelphia Jan. 8 for
Habana. Capt. Klgboo was In charge
with First Mate LOWIH.
.Sumner says thc schooner grounded
on Diamond shoals. All save four
seamen, himself included, took to the
boats, ene b ?at being smashed and
the llrst mate and two men being
drowned. This ho saw. Ho thinks
the other capsized.
Two of the men who remained with
the schooner left on a raft, ho left on
tho gang plank, ano tho rourth re
mained. Several ships pa'sod Sumner
at a distar.03 before ho was plokcd up
weak from cold, hunger and thlst, by
a boat from the Kuropa. Ho thinks
be was the sole survivor.
Druadctl Spot tod Fever.
A dispatch from Newport, lt, I. says
nearly al) of 1,600 apprentices at the
naval training station live in con
slant dread that tho fatal spotted
fever may strike anyone of them next
ono boy having already doveloped In
sanity and has been removed to the
Insane asylum at Washington. Deaths
Of J. F. ll ??fe, of Nebraska, Harry
(talc Bootenburg, of Ktononma, Vir
ginia, makes seven fatalities so far
put of eleven case?, which, with the
death of Frederick Friend, of Nash
ville, Uh, ls expected any moment.
Tiiia morning preparations began ror
double fumigation of former Spanish
cruiser lt dna Mercedes. The otlloers
aro tiodded with letters from parents
asking abouti tho hoalth of their
V Bill Will Be Passed by the
DUT OUT ALL GRAFT.
Senator Tillman Says He Expects Brice
I.nw to be Repealed New Year
and That the Dispensary
Will Return to the Favor
of the People.
The Washington correspondent ot
bho Ctm rios ton Post says lt has boon
loamed there that Senator Tillman
bad sevoral important ooufercucos
when in Columbia with tho Huppoit
ers of the dispensary in tho Legisla
ture and that when he loft them it
was with a mighty good understand*
lng that a bill will bo agreed upon by
tho dispensary people and pushed at
the present session. Tho bill will seek
to remedy defeots of the existing law,
the especial object being to plao) the
leading otlloers of tho lust Hutton be
yond the temptation of oorruptlon.
Your corres, ond nb ls in j osltion to
stace thab tho main features of tho
proposed bill will be these:
First-Too purohaso of rye, oom
and bourbon uudor yearly contract,
olds to bo advertised for an opened
during the sessions of thc L gislature,
thc State bo buy everybhlug from tho
lowest bidder. s
Second-No bid will be r, e lved from
any brm that bas not put up with the
treasurer of tho Scatea oortllled oheok
tor a large sum as an evidence of good
faith. The firm rccoiv ng the bid to
bo n quired to put up witu tho Stale
treasurer 5 per cent of tbo gross sales
of tho State d'spousary for the pre ?
vlous year. Tms will be a guarantee
of faithful and honest p.rformanoo ot
Third-The State io got the whis
key direct from tho bonded warohous
es of tho government, before there has
been mixing or blending and when thc
product is as pure as tho government
can guarantee lb.
Fourth-Tho State to do its own
blending and mixing, thereby guaran
teeing an absolute Iv pure artlole, there
being no ohati .e 1er doctoring, uulcss
the otHotals of thc State do so them
selves, whloh woul 1 be made i u ilsh
able by a heavy sentence.
F foti--livery bid, and Senator Till
man ls understood to regard this ia
about the moit Imp rbant feature, to
be 8ubmltttd in tripl'cite, one bid tc
the Governor, another to the Spoakei
Of tire House and a third to tho troas
ercr; these o?lo'.als to hold the bids
until the diy of their opening, when
all are to bo presented at once l i the
opinion of Senator Tillman, this would
absolutely prevent collusion and the
altering of bids, as the law would pro
vide that ail bids received should re
main sealod until opened at a certain
tim3, and in a certain < il ice.
Se: at ?r Tillman believes that the
only waj c Ilusi?n would be possible
would be for the dispensary olllolalstc
connive with thc bidders to deliver a
poorer grade of proof whlskor, bit
tills could bo avoided bcoiuso the spo
olllcitlons would ca 1 for goods of a cer
tain proof, diroctfrom the government
bonded warehouses and thc proof of
whiskey ls easily ascertained. Still
another important fcaturo will be
c iangh g the personnel of the State
ooaid of control so as to give thc peo
pie of the State confidence in the
maungemcnt. This is understood io
be now under consideration.
"In m> opinion, thc peoplo of the
State are overwhelmingly for tho dis
pensary," said Senator Tillman, "even
in thc counties where il, has been vot
ed out. Tue system la all right, but
the people aro tried of the bad odor
and want to see a change in tho law.
The advocates of thc dispensary will,
In my opinion, amend the law at the
present session s ) as to prevent cor
ruption and lnsuro tho sale of pure
whiskey. If the enemies of the law
prevent the Legislature doing any
thing In that direction they will have
to be accountable to the people. We
will sec to thar, but unless tho Legis
lature attempts to do something, there
is grave danger of thc death of tne
lav/. J. am sure, though, that tho
friends of thc dispensary will make
ovory t ll rt at this s.-sslon of the Leg
Isintu re to purify conditions and to
again establish thc system In the con
fidence of thc people. If they fall lt
will be because thc enemies of the law
unite against them.
"No, there ls no danger of the law
being knocked out at this sessions, as
I see 't. Tho Legislature knows the
people prefer tho law to anything else
and will not knife lb. Then when we
to before the people this summer and
put out candidates for Senate and
members of the House we will line up
things so as bo show thc hands of
ttverybedy. Tuere will be much dif
ferenoj then, and this voto that has
oeen remaining at home will show up
for the dispensary."
Senator Tillman expressed the opin
ion that if courtlea that have rt ont
ly votod out the dispensary und or the
Urico law should elect Senators and
representatives this summer commit
ted to thc dispensary those elected on
the dispensary platform woulci have a
perfect right bo put the dispensary
oack In thc cc unties that are now cn
? lying blind tigers In large doses.
Senator Tillman believes the Price
aw will be rcpoaled whou the Legisla
ture elected this summer meeba next
I an nary.
Showdown on Kural.
Postmaster Gonoral Cortleyou in
ils reporb outlines a policy of strlek
ter adhor ncc to thc legal regulation
)f rural mail routes. Mosb importanb
to rural route patrons ls li IK intention
lo "discontinuo without delay any
route where lt ls found on Inspection
that because of a lack of appreciation
>l the service the expenditure involv
ed ls unwarranted," and tho an
lOunoement that where patronage ls
nsullliiicnt to warrantadlaly delivery
inbstltutlon will bo made of a every
ithor-dayservice. Nobevcry route ls
ipprcclatlve and two many patrons
ook upon bho service as somebhlng to
willoh they have tho same general
ight tm tiioy nave to re?oive mall at
i posttllloc. Thc $11,000,000 dellolt
ms brought tho government to thc
ionoliHion that there ls hi tie. sense in
pending the people's monoy on thone
vho do not appreciate lt.
mm y killed.
A cablegram (rom, Tokio, Japan,
ays that, no the -Uh instant an ex
tortion sot lire to a mine ab Akita,
n bho malu island of Japan, and
bab 101 persons lost their ll vos.
BEAUTIFUL. YOUNO WOMAN Ay
SAUDTTISD AND KI I, I, HP
By a ii ana lu the ?o au o? ? ???u
in the Early Evouing.
Ono of the most heartless crimes
that has shocked this country In
many years ooourrod in Chicago about
two weeks ago. Mrs. Bessie Hollister
30 years old, tho wife of Franklin
0. hollister, one of the printing firm
of Hollister Brothers, one of the lai
gost orearas of its kinds in the elly
was murdered by Riobard Ivens, 24
years old, who had attempted to. as
sault her. The body of Mrs. Hollister
was found lying On a pile of stable re
fune, in tile rear of the Ivens resi
dence, at 3?8 Boldon avenue. Around
the neck was twisted a Hue ooppor
wire. Death had been caused by
strangulation. Ivens whu had pre
tended to dud the body and had repor
ted the fpct of the murder to the po
lled confessed to tho crime a short
time after he had been taken into
His statement to the police, in effect
was that ho was at work lu his oar?
ponter shop, whloh stands but a short
dlBtanoo from the place where the
body was found Tuesday murnini
and that when Mrs. Hollister passed
by he attaoked her and when she rc
, slated be dragged her into the car
penter shop and killed her by twisting
the wire around her neck. He thee
went home and remained there all
night. Tuesday morning ho went t(
the barn obtensibly to perfora
some work, and pretending to Had the
b jdy rushed Into the house and roper
ted to his father, and later to tho po
lice that the body of a woman wat
lying on tho heap of ref uno near thi
I venn in his confession claimed thal
, ho was drunk at the time of the erl m
, but this ls denied bv his own motbei
who says that he came into the housi
and ato his supper while perfeotly so
ber. At the conclusion of the oronon
inquest whloh was held lato In tin
day, a verdict was returned holding
Ivens to Vie Criminal Court withoul
bail. During tho inquest Ivens re
. malned seated and apparently showec
, no interest in the proceedings.
When he was called* upon by th?
coroner to testify Lhls unooncorncc
manner and dctlant tone caused groat
indignation among the men in th<
room, and after tho inquest was ovoi
? W C. Hollister, brother-in law of law
of the murdered woman, made an ef
fort to shoot him. Hollister was mak
lug bis way toward Ivens, revolver lr
baud, when an oin.-.er caught sight ol
, the weapon aod grabbed Hollister
Other p llceman came to the oftloere
, aid and Hollister was compelled t(
leave the place.
Judging from the appearanco of her
clothing Mrs. Hollister bad made ;
desperate light before she was killed,
, Her long hair was tangled as If it hac
leon pulled violently dowr ; the from
of her silk waist had been torn opet
and the glove of her right hand wai
missing. Turee rings, which sue u
ually wore on this hand wore gone
Other small articles c f jewelry, whicl
? she had worn at the time of leaving
, tho house had been taken. Mis Ho/
, lister was a woman of great persona
obarm. For yearn she had been notcc
\ as the possessor of a voice of extraor
dluary beauty. *
Tao Mom' IJ?\V.
1 Andrew Hamilton, the life .nsurane?
lobbyist, declares that of the 8800,oj)(
expended by him in his lobby work;
not ono dollar was expended con
trary to the moral law. lt is fortu
nato for the country that tho Hamil
ton idea of morals does not gonerallj
prevail. The Idea that the use ol
money to debauch legislatures anc
corrupt judges ls not contrary to mor
als would, if generally accepted, make
government a farce and rcduoe the
people to abject slavery. Tnere waf
a time when many thoughtful men
believed that the Hamilton codo ol
morals potvailcd generally, but re
cent developments prove that, af
all a majority of the people aro bon
est and will insist that public busi
ness be honestly cared for. It requir
ed a long timo, and multiplied porso
cut lons, to arouse tho people to a
realizing sense cf the fact that thc
Hamilton o jdo of morals preyalled
In high llnanclal circles, but when
they were finally aroused they took
speedy aotlon with the resu't that a
great many men who had long posed
as statesmen, patriots aud "defenders
of national honor" wore exposed to
public contempt. The Hamilton code
of morals will be ably defended by thc
Amalgamated Association o? Torch
Climbers, thc Burglar's Benevolent
and protective Association, the
Saudbaggers" Mutual Association,
and kindred Organization?. But lt will
be scored by men who beilevo In the
moral cod.? handed down upon Slnla
and who are trying to live upright
and pure lives.
Cotton mid ?Wt ul t'A,
Tho Macon Telegraph says the
South Carolina cotton growers, had
ing adopted a resolution for a re
ductlOD of acroago hy 2f> per yent.,
except on 10 aero farms, it is room
mended that oho farmers adopt alfal
fa as a substitute crop. Last year it
is rccallod that the agricultural socle
ty of South Carolina supplied a num
ber of planters with seed and offored
a scries of prizes to those who would
ongago in the cultivation. Tho exper
iments in not less than 26 Instances
have proved successful, lt was shown
in ono case that f>u,OOO pounds of al
falfa could bo grown upon a traot
which by previous tost, would pro
duce only 10,000 pounds of ordinary
hay. If the farmers of tho Stato gen
erally shall j dn in devoting thc extra
land to tins forage, tho benefit would
be he deniable. Tho saving of the
expense of Importing vvesturu hay
would be very large, lt has always
appearod Inexplicable ' that thc
Scuthorn farmer who oan ralso hay
should consent to buy it from Mis
souri, Kansas or other States. Along
witto raising of hay cones the en
largement of the oattlo industry in
its many forms, the Improvement of
the breeds of all mannor of stock and
resultant prollts to the growora.
At Charleston L. 1*. Fouohe, of
Anderson, a pharmacy student of thc
South Carolina Medhal oollego, was
fpuud wounded un Coming streot at
an early hour Friday morning. Ho
bad been shot In tho stomaoh, and a
friend, L S. Maxwell, who was with
him, was takon into custody by the
police, whilo Fouohe was sent to the
Roper Hospital. An investogatlon
?seemed to establish the fact Friday
that ITouoho had shot himself proba
bly ohanglng his pistol from Ms pistol
from his coat pocket to his hip pookot.
Tho wound ls not serious and tho
young man will doubtless recover.
?OR CALHOUN MONUMENT.
D. A. H. Ailsa $25,000 Appropria
tion of Htato JifRlhlamr
Yorkville, S. O., 16, 1900
Wo Mi? undersized, representing the
Kings Mountain Cbapter D. A. R.
Yorkville, S. G., wish to call your at
tention and that of your readers to a
work which wo havo inaugurated, and
in whloh we beg your oordial help and
It has long been a souroo of regret
and mortltloation that South Carolina
has no representative lu the national
statuary hall of the capitol st Wash
ing. This statuary ball was the old
ballot ve p rosen tat 1 vet- ; lt was the
scene of tho debates of Webster, and
Clay, Adams, Calhoun and otbors
whose names are Indelibly associated
with the history of o jngreBS
In 18(34, at tho suggestion of Sena
tor Morrel of Vermont, tho room was
6et apart as a national statuary hall
to which eaoh state might send
tae ( ill Hes of two of her chosen sons
in marble or bror.za to he placed par
manon Ll y hero. " No South Carolin ain
ever views those stately statues, ereo
tod bv practically all the states < f the
Union in memory of their chosen sone
without wondering why our own
place has been . so long empty and
wishing that we to could point with
pride to a representativo cccur.ylng
the sp.ee alo>tcd to Sooth, Oar
The Kings Mountain Chapter is de
sirous of starting a movoment to rem
edy this long standing neglect. Wo
> have written to every woman's oruran
1 izatlon in the stato asking thom to
> join us lu petitioning the legisla u*o
? to appropriate at this prr sont Besslon
- the sum of 825,0000 (twenty live
* thousand dollars) for the purpose of
5 ereotlog a stature of lohn G. Calhcun
in the national statu try hall lu the
b capitol at Washington. We regard Ual
3 noun as South Cart lina's most repre
f sentatlve man; ho was forty years tho
* most eocsplcuous and lnlluentlal tig
* uro lu national politics he was reprc
l sentatlve senator, secretary of war
? secretary of state and vice-president.
I Wo do hope that you will glvo ui
t your support and help in th's work
? Wo wish throughjyour paper, to ap
I peal to every S juth Carolinian, men
and women, to honor this draft upon
? ycur patriotism, and beg them to re
1 spond to the efforts we are making to
t have our beloved state take her right
5 ful placo in tho halls of the nation.
We shall be exceedlrgly obliged if
' you will give this letter a place lu the
? column of your paper.
i Mrs Virgina Mason Bretton,
f Miss M iggie A. Gist,
Miss leslie D. Witherspoon,
L Mt8? S. M. McNael,
> Mrs. tl H. O Leary,
Mrs. Walter H. Moore, regent.
I A Karine Of Shame.
i Tiie Lake County Herald, published
' at Pjlnesvllle, O ilo, directs an opei
'J lotter to Lake county's representativa
1 lu the state legislature. It was report
* ed that this representative had an
' nounced that he expected to receive a
1 railroad pass during his service, and
1 would accept and me sic i a pass. Thi
1 Herald dlr, cts attention to tho fact
that this m ?mber of the legislature is
j presumed to act as the attorney lu
1 the state legislature for the people of
? ; .piro county, and that he will be re
''[faired to vote on important railroac
legislation. The Herald pleads with
j this repr?sent?t! v ; to re j jct the pass,
, and to stand as a free repr?sent?t) v
of public interests lu commenting
' on the above The Commoner says the
appeal is a good one, and lt is hoped
it will be heed 3d. The free pass is one
j of the great evils of the day, and no
r public oil!Jial is in a position to dis
I charge his duty to tho people if he
places himself under obligations to
' the corporations. The battle against
[ the free pass ls not a temporary Strug
j gio. Unless we aro prepared to eon
! fess that popular government is a
. farce, that hattie will not cease until
the pass has been abolished. In the
meantime let it be understood overy
wheo that a free pass in the hands
of a public oillclal ls a badge of shame.
Church 1)*VH Air IIIOO.
The season of lent will ocour un
usally early in tho year of 1000. lt
begins on Febuary 28, and ends on
April 25, too early for tho ladles to
do much with the Easter bonnet. Fol
lowing are the dates of church days
for tho year 1000:
Epiphany, January 0.
Soptaugcsinaa Sunday, Febuary ll.
Sexag?sima Sunday, Febuary 18.
Junquageslma Sunday, Febuary 25.
Shrove Tuesday, Febuary 27.
Ash Wednesday, February 28.
(? ladregesima Su?.?ay, March 4.
Palm Sunday, / prll 8.
Good Friday, April 1J.
Faster Sunday, April 16.
Low Sunday, April 22.
Rogation Sunday, M ly 20.
Ascension D.iy, May 24,
White Sunday, June 10.
Corpus Christi, June 14,
Advent Sunday, December 2,
Christmas day, Decombor 25.
New Y ?ar's Day, lHOtl ooraes on
Monday; Valentine's day on Wednes
day Washington's birthday on Thurs
day; Memorial day on Wedin s Uy;
Independence day on Wednesday;
Labor day on Monday, Sept. .1; Hall
owe'en on Wednesday, (let. 31;
Thanksgiving day on Nov. 2?; Christ
mas day on Tu sday.
OutraftOill ll? in l?ei r..
A dispatch from Bimborg to tho
Nows and Courier says.a dastardly at
tempt waK mad on Thursday night to
wreok the 7.42 west-bound passenger
traln!from Charloston to Augusta. Thc
mihcrcanlK placed a heavy, thirty
foot railroad Iron dlreotly across the
track, a few hundred yards cast cf the
depot and within the oorporato limits.
Those who committed the crime seem
to have boen Inspired by no other mo
tive than mischief or malice, for the
point at which the obstruction was
placed ls within the town and in a
rather thickly populated section. It ls
not thought that robbery could have
boen the motive, for In caso the train
had boon wrecked a largo crowd of our
Citizens would have gtitherod upon tho
spot promptly, and thus frustrated
the deslro. Fortuns tely the engineer
saw the obstruction in timo to pro
paro for it, and tho only damago done
was a wrecked oow-oitohcr. As yet
there ls no olow to the perpetrators,
but ii.) expense will bo spared to fer
ret thom out and punish thom sovor
Peters Iv i ii KM.
Col. IO. S. Pe ors, former vice-presi
dent of tho .Southern Cotton Assnela.
tlon, In ? lettor, charges President
Jordan, who deposed him last sumj
mer, with using tho organization for
p.>III,leal puposes and declares that
tho deolslon to hold cotton at 16 couts
TM fi LOBLOLLY FINS,
An IuterosttoK ft port Oonoorntng
The forest service department of
agr'o il tu re has Just rendered an la
fi?foStiug report dOucyFni?^ Unln ta
oently made at a large saw mill near
Oaarleston, to dotermlne the strength
of loblolly pine. The company oper
ating tbe mill has under its control
about 46,000 acres of loblolly pine laud
and lt was through their eft >rts that
the department has been making the
T.iis timber which ls known on thc
local market as North Carolina pine,
forms the greater -art ot the lum
bor ort at this mill. The loblolly pine
forms a useful construction timber
of moderate strength, lt ls of very
rapid growth and reproduces readily.
For theso reasons it will remain one
of che most Important timber trees
in the South. Correot data on its
strength will be of permanent value.
lt is found much more convenient
to take tho testing maohine to thc
mill instead of bringing the Urge
tai ck? of timber to the laboratory from
the mill. The condition to which tht
stock of timber ls BU' j otcd after be
ing cut in the forest determine to som
degree how lt will aot when pu ir
uso where it will have tc carry a load
or bear a strain. It sometimes be
comps an important matter to knov
tho history of the stlo'is tested. Th
logs from whloh it ls desired to eu
the test pieces, oan be selected iu th
f >rrst, marked and subsequently Iden
tided at the leg pond. A conoise his
tory of each log is kept, Mho wi nf th
location of the tree in tbe forest, th
kind of soil In whloh itgrew, the tim
of outtlng, and thu.length of thetlmr
tho l g Hes In the water. Oa arriving
at tho mill, tho log ls sawed any wa'
desired, and oan then be teated abort
ly after coming from the saw or lair
aside for tho purpose of air drying 0i
kiln dr>ing before testing. K /ery ste)
rf imrortanco in the lifo or tho Iq
after cutting ls thus known, and man:
pccularltles which arise in the be
havlor of stioks when tested can bi
Tho testing machino is set up in tin
mill and driven by the mill maohinery
The sawyer in tho mill haws cxactl.
the kind of stioks desired, and th
pieces intended for tost are sout di
reotly to the testing miob!-?.
The plan of work at Charleston in
eluded investigations to determin'
the e ffcot of knots on tho strength o
the timber; the relativo strength o
air dried and kiln dried timber; thi
i IT ct of rate of growth up^n tin
8r,;?ngtl ; the inlluence of the relativ
strength of sap and heart wood, anr
the Inllu?uca on the strength of th?
method of sawing.
Judging from the lrq liri s rrocivc
In the service, a widespread inter?s
is manifested in this Uno of work, an(
without doubt many o/iostions ye'
undecided will bo di fi m ly answerer
on the completion rt obi tests. Th?
specifications Lr Instance undei
which engineers and architects ro
eel ve j isla aro very Imperfect beoauu
uo OLw knows the exact degree ol
weakening which ?.rises from tht
pres ince of k~ots of carious Bizdsanc
kinds in thc Joists Again there is &
common pr. Jjdico against &a|
wo.,d on ace uut of the suppose weak
Tl.e experiments now going on an
most imp, naut and interi sting tc
lumbar men and builders generally,
and will be oarried on yet f jr some
.limuikl Statomant Shown MI A|i|>\r
ont IncroftHo <>v<r it\st Year.
Tho annual statement of the profit*
of the dispensary paid to the coun
ties, and the profits of the wholesale
dispensary paid to the school fund
waa completed yesterday and showb
an apparent increase:
Net profits paid counties and towns
for fiscal year (by e-cu ities) from De
cember 1st, 1901, to November 30th,
Aiken. 1? 700 14
Anderson. 32,708 03
Hamberg. 14.701 17
Barnwell. 26 648 49
Ihaufort. 13,353 37
Berkeley. 8 857 74
Charleston. . 63 078 60
Chester. 23 000 20
Chesterfield. 9 893 41
Clarendon. 11,702 09
Colleton. 11,159 17
Darlington. 14 754 41
Dorohestor. 9 080 3?
I?M gell eld . 0 354 19
Fairfield. 7 081 IC
Florcnco. 25 350 7(
Georgetown. 23 480 22
Greenville. 34 533 40
Hampton. 8 25o OE
Dorry. 3,822 74
Kershaw. 16.826 on
lancaster. 10,057 36
Laurens. 13 109 52
Leo. 14.011 41
Lexington. 3,153 04
Marlon. 15,009 3C
Nowberry. 7.838 44
Ojonee. 7.739 0?
Orangohurg. 40,403 22
Piokens. 2 270 18
Richland. 67 908 n
Saluda. 3.078 H
Sumter. 31 014 73
Spartariburg . 31 000 2?
Union. 12,825 20
Williamsburg. 14,747 OE
York. 3,594 5C
1916, not profits paid town
and counties.$056.791 27
19 5, not profits from State
dlsponsarv for 1906 pass.
ed to tho credit of tho
school fund. 214 520 80
Orana total.$870,318 07
vt~* np A flt tot 1906 . 870 31u 0^
Set profit for 1904 . 775,376 95
Increase of net profits 1005
over 1904.$ 94,842 12
A dispatch to Tue State from
Oreenvlllo says Bi Fowlor, a trusted
driver or tho Datesylllo Manufactur
ing company, was hold up and robl>ed
of $20.20 by two unknown white men
in Court street near the corner of
Court and Falls street Friday after
noon about 2 o'clock. Fowlor had
Just r< cilved a quantity of goods at
Laurens depot, and was on his wiy
with his four-horse team to tho
Southern freight dopot, whore ho was
to get other merchandise to oomplobo
his load, when ho was approached by
two unknown whito mon, about 25
years of ago, who engaged him in eon
vernation for a moment, after whioh
they solzod him and hcne.nth the
whito canvas oovor of his wagon took
from hie pocketo tho amount of money
named, all ho oarrlod, whloh bclongod
to the Datcsvllle mill.
Can Se Cured.
At Your Own Home, if You H *ve
Any of Its Symptoms, Write Dr.
Hathaway of Atlanta, Qa. He Can
Cure lt In Any Stage and Without
Oreat Expense. A Quarter Century
of Experience. Send for Valuable
Mrfii? Other Diseases Cured.
Dr. J. Newton Hathaway ot Atlanta, Ga.,
tho South's most export, roliublo and success
ful specialist in bis linn of trout mont, says
most positively Hint ho lins a motliod that will
cure any caso of SpcoiOo Mood Poison or
syphilis whether in Primary, Secondary or
'tertiary stage, mid ho gives every nllliotoupor
son opportunity to invest?galo thiu method, li
yo?? lu\Vb my symptoms of this disenso, that to
recognized ao trio most treacherous ?nd far
reaching disease that fflliois nunklud, euch a?
pimples, sores, ulcers in tho mouth and throat
r sh or coppor colored spots on th? body, boil?
falling out of bal- andoyobrowB, ?to., write
him n lotter. Ito will send you a valuablo
book on tho disenso and his oxport opinion of
your cn o free of c. argo.
lids treatment nssuros you of a euro and no
matter where or io whom you may go you will
(Ind no t rout mont that will give you os suroro
suitB, and too, the cost is vory modorute.
Dr. Hathaway is not a "mon only" "euro all"
doctor, hut an honest, Uptight physician and
Nervous Debility [L."??t vitality] Vari?
oooole, Stricture, Ktdnojr ?u l Blad
der Din mK'H, Oatarrli. Skin Olaoas??
Dinoas^Rot tho Hear', MvorandStoin
no1', ?limants p -millar to women, otc.
and If you aro nfllictcd you cnn oonsult htm
specialist, mid you cnn consult him with p.r-! without charlo. HIB homo treatment pinn is
feet confidence. I porfect. livery thing strictly 'confidential.
His specialty also iiicludosothor private and Adrdogs Ur, Hathaway & Co., 88 Inman Bldg.,
chronic diseases of mon and women, such ns I Manta, On
BUY Th IS GO? DEN EAGLE TOP BUGGY
FOR $49.00 AND SAVE $16.00
Wo build tho Golden Enfile
H11 ; :. : >? t stnii't comparison with
any buegy sold hy denlors for
?H.">. Bvorj picco of wood, stool
iron mid leather that goos into
it is examined and tested, con
Kequent'y we gunrantoo in overy
?R4-Q ,),lva fur ,J,,8Ry cuuploto,
^ thcro are no "extras" to
buy. livery Burgy is built In
our factor' at Allanta and ship
Wita ovory O eldon Kngle
Hilgay w'o sell a net of $12.50
Nickle Mounted Collar
and Hame Harness for
Send your name and address on this coupon and wo will mnil post-paid our
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uarantoe l'Imita to glvo purehnsor satisfaction, or will rofuml tho purchase
nor who IM dUanilaflod at o ntl of season. Thea? plants aro
b'ig? Tw?'tVThr??"wooka aoouor than If you grow your own plants In hot beda and cold fi
irft,IMy'l,arg08t Custoniors nro tho Markot Gardonors near tho Interior towna and eitles of
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se my plants for their orena.
I also grow a full lino of othoriPlants
lato, Kirg Plant and Pepper Plants;
and Fruit Troos, such ns Strawberry, Sweot Potato,
Apple, Pench, Pear, Plum, Ohorry and Apricot
TreoaVi'lg^usiiesr and'Grapo Vinos.
Special term? to per.ons who make up club V??M ff f-PRATY BOX O0? Y
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Write lor Prices on the Following
Babbit Couplings Gu ages Lubricators
Drills Guage Cucks Oil Oups Holt, Kimber
Hacksaws Oil Caris Heit, leather Ejectors Hammers
Fittings Injectors Pipe Kilos Pulleys
Lace Leather, Packing all kinds, Shafting, Collars for Shafting and anything
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Flue linings and Drain Tile,
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Heurt Cunio? On.
Those pains you feel when you first
arise in thc morning-aching pains in
tile Joints, shooting pains in the mus
cles- -are siens of warning. They are
danger signals, evidences of a deep- ;
seated trouble that if not removed may
alTcet the entire s stem and cause
chronic disease, or if the cause ls not
removed, they may develop suddenly
into tile deadly Rheumatism of tire
Heart, which kills like lightning.
Hot ter get rid of the cause at once.
Rheumatism and its kindred diseases
are caused liv thc accumulation of
poisonous acids In thc blood. Rub
bing with oils or liniments will not
euro it; it is an internal disease, and
can bo conquered only hy au internal
remedy. There is just one complete
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UI 1)10 neutralizes Hie poisonous acids,
sweeps all the dangerous germs out of
tlic blood and "makes you well all
over." IU1EUMAOIDE CURES be
cause il is tho only remedy that "gels
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Mr. W. Li. Hughes, of Atkins, Va.,
"Kout- bottles of liflEUMAOIDE
lia vc entirely cured me of a long Stand*
lng case of Rheumatism, and greatly
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total wicck, having hid rheumatism
for twenty years. I spent severa'
weeks and much money trying spec
ialists m .New York, but lill IOUM A
CIDE is the only cure l have found.
When 1 began louse it I weighed MO
pounds Now 1 weigli 180 pounds, my
Murry's Horehound, Mullein and
Tar lakes away every neccessity for
coughing. When it is taken for any
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seat of the tr?ublc, and hy Its soothing,
healing effect on the irritated mom'
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than ordinary Cough Remedies.
Price 2oots< (J naran teed satisfactory
to every purchaser.
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If yon uro ft business man or occupying a
subordinate position, a laboring mau or husband
or lather, who must finnish your homo and
family with a piano, tho proposition given ba
li. \v affords you tho opportunity to savo mono/
and luiy greater VftluO than anv othor piano
proposition ovor has or over will. NO BOMB
SHOULD BK WITHOUT A PIANO-muslo
gives moro real pleasure than any thing ?Isa
in tho world that money will buy, and oar
"dub offer" saves you enough in tho purcliaee
of un Instrument to educate your family ii
muslo, but. you must act quickly -only ono hun
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cauli or $10 cash and $8 j>or mon h with hitor
est. Mention this paper i" writpig for full
part'oularH. Do it to lay. Tho IttstmJHiclftu*
in the South recommend this piano.
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To the head of ovory family who ls ambi
tion? for tho futuro and cducatton'of his ohll?
dren, wo have a Special Proposition to mako.
No article in tho homo shows tho ov?douro
of oultnro that docs a Piano or Organ. No ac
complishment givos as much pleasure or is of
UH groat value in aftor lifo aa tho knowledge
of music and tho ability to play well.
Our Small Payment Plan makes tho owner
ship of ,i high grado Piano or Organ easy.
Just a few dollars down anda small |wiym M
each month or quartorly or send-annually and
the instrument is yours,
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