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Prof. Pearson Pleads for a Law
to Protect Them From
Who Murders Them at All Seasons (or
the Cruel Sport ot Seeing Them
Die. Birds Are Among the
Best Friends of the
In hts looture on South Carolina
birds at the State house In Columbia
Prof Pearson spoke aa follows:
"Gentlemen of tho Legislature of
"It gives mo mush pleasure to
come before ye u tonight In thooapao
tty of a repirsentatlvo of that won
^derful class of animait* to whtoh man
kind ls perhaps moro lt.dobted tban
to all other groups of wild animal Ufo
"The wild bird's every aotlon Is a
movement for tho betterment of man.
To the casual observer this ls not al
ways apparent. While in a rcileotlvc
mood the moonlight song of the
mocking bird may faintly Htir his sen
timent, or the honk of the wild gooso
miy oauso bim to hark back to some
lucldent of chlldhotd; yet tho sight
of a woodpecker ttealtng a mulberry
will so arouse his resentment against
tho feathered raco and causo tho lust
"for* >.Ooyd to so bedim his eyes that he
will fall to nos the unending good
whiOh the bird-? aro doing.
%,The reason men do not oaro nr re
for birds ls because they know them
so little. The average person seldom
sees a wild bird except when lt ls
tleeiDg from him in mortal terror. If
you would really know their habits,
go to 8omo favorahlo point on tho
border of tho woods and sit quietly
on scmo falleu tree or stump until the
bhd-i of tho neighborhood havo re
sumed their wanton activity. I have
known meu who did this to be utterly
astounded at what they saw.
"Among tho fallen leaves on the
ground the thrasher, the thrush and
the towhee aro Industriously scratch
ing for wormB and Insects. All
through the shrubbery and bushes tue
warblers are examining for places
whero tho insects live. Along the
trunks of tho trees tho woodpeckers
and nuthatchers and chickadees are
prylug and peeping Into every orack
or orevice whore a bug can hide. Thc
vireocs and orioles and tanagers are
leaving LO leaf unturned amoug thc
upper branches. Whilo above all
there courses through the sky the
swallows and swifts whioh are strlk
lng upon thc wing those inseots en
deavorlng to esonoe thc consuming
fury beneath. Even at night the
work goes on; for then tho whippoor
will, the bull bat and tho owl popula
tion ls abroad.
"All si mmer long thia work of de
struction continues, and when the
frosts of winder havo caused the in
fieofc world to fall asleep, and wo turn
to tho bare brown Heids, here lu
every weed patch and sunny hill,ide
may bc found flocks from tho 14
species cf native South Carolina spar
rows, eating the seeds of the grass
and noxious weeds, which womd
otherwise i;prou& in the spring tc
choke the farmers' crops.
4s2?t even now the work of insect
destruction does not cease; for all day
Jong tho woodpeckers and nuthatches
' ano creepers and scanning tho tree
trunks for thc capsules of inseot eggs
taoked away bohlnd the bark against
tho warm days of spring when they
would baton and tho larvae como
forth like a scourge upon the leaves of
the fruit and forest trees.
"Our government experts toll us
that one-tenth of tue entire agricul
tural produc?s of South Carolina is
annually a total loss from tho rava
gesof insects, and many well informed
naturalists unite with the statement
that if it were not for the. destructive
nesa of the wild birds, insects would
become so numerous ns to shortly
rondcr the earth uninhabitable by
''South Carolina ls naturally rich in
bird lifo. From the mountains to the
sea the sp< oles number something
over 300. EiOh h peel os has a part to
play in tho grout comedy of nature;
although the good willoh some do is
much more apparent than the good
wrought by others.
"Here is thc way we have treated
thc birds of Carolina. There are W6n
within the sound of my voice who can
remember tho times when Hocks of
wild pigeons parsed t?ver this region
in Buch numbers that a single Hight
would be hours in passing a given
point, and the shadow of whose wings
woula Lill Uko tho eiarknoHS from a
Storm oloud. 'The pigeon will always
bo hero,' Bald our people. 'Lo, let us
slay and eat>( and shoot for sport and
fatten our hogs upon the bodies of
tho pigeon.' Today tho pigeon is
gone, and probably no man in his
room, tho ago of tho speaker, I aa
ever seen a passenger pigeon wild lu
the Stato of ?South Carolina.
"Thc ivory-billed woodpecker, the
largest of that nolle family, hus be
come extinct in this State.
"Tho only parrot found In North
America, named the Carolina paro
quet because of its abundance In
Carolina, ls now extinct within thc
borders of this State.
"When sorno years ago the cry went
forth from New York for feathers of
birds with which to supply tho milli
nery trade, thc Carolinas beoamo the
great Heid of activity ef thc plume
"Vessels wero fitted out with pro
visions and ammunition for a long
oruise, and the hunters visiting the
great colonies of the breeding sea
birds on thc coasts of the 0 irollnas
and O ?orgia shot those beautiful
creatures literally by thc million to
obtain their feathers, and tho or
phaned young by untold thosands left
to perish miserably on our sandy
beaches, lt was in these States that
the plume hunters reaped their rich
est harvest. i(,or hore in our congenial
olimate thc birds had been wont to
gather in greatest numbers; and here
also thc hunters knev/ that tho birds
were not prott cted by law ?ud that
ao warden11 awaited to warn them
irorn our shores. So Uko the shadow
of a dream cur vast Hooks of summer
gulls have passed away. This was
"Into tho almost inaccessible swamps
Of our eastern country the plume
hunters went to lind tho breeding
colonies of lierons and to shoot tho
nm ones to proctire thcalrgatcs whioh
grow OD the beek In the mating sea
"The beaohes ot Port Royal aud
the swamps about Georgetown and
Charleston were filled with blood,
torn feathers, aud orles of winiest,
anguish; But tho happy and content
ed people of our S ato knew little of
the great killing, and those who did
know apparently oared no' ; for Iii was
only birds that were dying.
"Bat (Jed raised up for the birds a
saviour, a Moses, in the person of Mr.
William Dutoher, who so stirred the
people of the North that today there
is no Northern State but what prc
tents the wild birds.
"The Audubon society, of whist, he
ls tho father, bas spread its influence
to moro or less extent in evory Sta'c
in tho union and far beyond tho bord
ers of our country.
"In 1003 tho legisle ture of North
Care lina said that this slaughter must
stop, Florida did tbo same. Vir
ginia, Georgia and Tennessee f ollowed
In quick sucosslon, while at the last
session of the S m th Carolina legisla
ture this honorable body enacted tho
statute prepared by the Audubon so
olety saying that bsnctlolal wild non
game birds shall no longer be killed
at any time.
' But the Audubon society ls not
content with merely placing thc law
upon tho statute book, and In South
Cirollna the s> o md and greatest step
is yet to be taken; namely, proving
seme adequate meaus for tho enforce?
ment of ad bird and gani i laws.
"A bill iuoludhig tho necessary pro
Visions has been carefully drawn, and
has alroady been presented to this
body. Tho bill has tho approval of
tho United States government ex
perts on State game legislation, the
offlOdro of tho national Audubon so
ciety, a number of tho hunting clubs
and gamo associations of Sjuth Caro
lina and many of tho leading jurists,
.sportsmen, and bird lovers of this
' Too bill provides for incorporating
the Audubon Soolety of South O.vro
lina and giving it powers to enforce
the tyrd and game laws of tho State
by moans of game wardens whom it
shall appoint and who shall receive
commissions from the governor.
''The Audubon soolety ls to pay thc
wardens for their servioos. No ap
propriatlon of funds ls asked from tho
legislature, but all non-residents com
ing into tho State to hunt will bo re
quired to take out a hunter's license
at a cost- of $10. This money will bs
placed at tho disposal of tho Audubon
society to supplement tho fees and
gifts of Its members and friends. The
organ!/, itton pledges itself to bo ac
tive and to the publication and dis
trfbutlon of llteraturo on the vilua
of tho bird i to the various interests of
the Sjate, to disseminate widely
knowledge concerning tho character
of the gamo laws, and lu every way
to exert an li ll leuce towards building
up a strong healthy sentiment lu the
State for the protection of tho wild
birds und preservation of g\me.
"In this connection I may say that
this plan ls not an untried expert
ment. For example, J mt such a la*
was passed in North Carolina three
vears ago Since that time the so
ciety has successfully conducted near
ly 2C0 prosecutions for vlo sting the
laws, such as killing quail out of sei
son, shoot i t jv song birds a??d hunting
deer In summer; has made more than
> 40 seiz ires of gamo whloh was bahia
smuggled out of the State to North
1 ern markets; has distributed mon
i than 6 000,000 poges, of printed in
'? formation among the people of the
State, and ls now cir ploying 15 trusty
game wardens to uphold the dignity
i of bird and game laws In North Ciro
Una. T.ic society hus collooted from
1 tho sale of licen-os and from tho foes
and gifts of its members about 930,
000, with whloh it nas carried for
ward this enormous work; and all this
has been done without costing thc
taxpayers of tho State ono emt. Tho
only person who cm possibly or J o';
to this law ls the non resident who ls
requlrod to pay $10 for the prlv.ligo
of hunting. Many Northern gent?o
men own gunn preserves In tho State;
but it has been found that they not
only gladly pay their llcenso bcoausc
of tho protection which it aiT >rds
them, but lu addition many of them
annually make handsoi^o coutrlbu
tlous to the Audubon work.
"It has been my ploosuro of recent
years to spend much time in tile
swamps and along tho coast of our
Southern States. Desiring to be In
position to acquaint our poople more
Intimately with the wild life, I have
on many occasions used the camera to
photograph the birds and their nests.
Tlie stjroopticon views which I wish
to exhibit aro from photographs made
In the Heh' ; and the series selected for
this occasion illustrate moro particu
lurly thoso species of South Carolina
birds which are of greatest value to
to the Staie."
Mr. Pearson then showed about 76
tinted slides from photographs ot
birds, their uosts and young; discuss
ing each in turn and referring to tho
relationship of that bird to tho far
Audubon Kociotics have boen formod
in practically all Southern States ox
copt A lab ima ar.d tho general assem
bly of that State will soon be urged to
pass a bill. Prof. Pearson goes from
Columbia to Greensboro, and In a fow
days he will go to St. Paul, Minn.,
tliero bas been asked to lecture at the
national meeting of the State game
gardens and commissioners of thc
W heat Bran Boentcd and Hold a
Very High l'rlcoB.
Tho Raleigh Progressiva Farmov
sounds a note of warning to tho far
mers of the South about what lt calls
the steck food swindle. It sayB that
ono of tho most outrageous frauds
now being perpetrated upon the
Amei loan farmor ls that of prepared
stock foods- common moal, bran otc,
with a hi i io cheap sulphur, salt, Ep
som salts pepper, saltpeter etc. added
to chango tho taste and the mixturo
(hardly moro valuable) than ordinary
ship stull) put up In filming packages
advertised in big Illustrated ads in
farm papers, and sold to gullible farm
ers at from $250 to 2,500 a ton." Tho
Progressive Farmer says further that
some timo ago, tho chief Southern
contributor of one of the farm papers
most largely circulated in Nortli Car
oil na and adjoining States wrote an
exposure of the whole miserablo fraud
and Bent lt to his paper. "Tue reply
carno back: Tho Blank Stook Food
Corapahy pays us $3,000 a year for
advertising, and wo would lose lt if
wo were-to print your lotter. Please
don't Insist." It is quite proper that
whllo the patent medicino nostrums
arc getting a drubbing, tho stock food
humbugs should he exposed, and this
The Progrssslvb Farmer proposes to
do. If tho frauds aro of tho naturo
;omplalned 'of we hope thc exposure
will be of a naturo as to proteo., tho
farmers against them.
ONLY TWO OP TI' l : M HAD ANY
Trustees of the I iff rent <Vl*g??8 j
and Other C lliccr? 3 Iceted
' The elections by tho Legislature
passed eil quietly on Tuesday Jan. 23
Tiiero waa only ono raoe which exolt*
cd any real snappy Interest,und that
was the seleotlon of a trustee for
donison oollege. It was rumored that
(Jillet Justice Popo would have an op
pouent-ln the person of Mr. Geo. t?.
Mower of Nowborry.
Mr. Mower was oalled to tho olty
?nd although he was Informed the
night before that a largo part, though
aot a maj ?rity, of the general asseua
bly had b en secured for him, he de
olined to let his namo bo used. Wed.
nesday morning before leaving the
city he wrote Senator O. S. Ricane:
lor reasons already given you, 1 write
to request you again that my name bo
not presonted in the elcutlou for chief
Senator Warren of Hampton was
nominated against Ju'ge James Al
drich and Senator McGowan of Lau
rons was nominated against .lu 'g ) J.
0. Klugh of Abbovllle II at foo incum
bents wero elected by overwhelming
mn j u lt h s. Tue vote Indicated that
che legislature was disposed to make
no ohaugo8. There was a similarity
In the voto for Se .ators McG;iv.a i and
Warren which cxolttd some comment.
The only judge who has Deon defoatod
for reelection in rec mt years was Judge
Townsend by Senator Ilydrlck Ia thc
nominations Wednesday no speeches
were allowed, hut Mr. Pollock lu a very
few werds paid abano.some tribute to I
Judge R. (J. Watts, w.io was again re
Tao j lint assembly was convened at j
ll o'clock by Senator Manning, who
presided with dignity over tho eleo
tlons. T io Urst place to be Ulled by the
eleotlons was that of chlof justice of
tho State supreme court.
DIUKCT0K8 AND TRUSTEES.
Senator J. H. Hudson nominated
Chief Justico Y. J. Pope to succeed
himself. Mr. Taylor of Newberry sec
onded tho nomination. There were no
other nominations. Tho chair declared
that 146 votes had been cast, all foi
Ju Ige Pope.
Senator Walkor nominated Judge 0.
G. D..ut/.ier toHUCced himself in the
Urst c.ronlt, the nomination being sec
onded by Mr. Brantley? There was no
ithor neme placed in nomination and
tho votes wore cast.
V jr the s.lootlon of Judges of the seo
! ond C rouit, Mr. J. Bilton Watson
nominated Senator B IF. Wirren of
Barnptcn, This was seconded by Dr
Whatley representativo from Hamp
ton. Jirlgc James Aldric 1, the In
, eumbent, wa3 nomlnatod by Cal. Jno.
. R. (Jloy of A Ikon, and this was second
, ed by Senator W. E. Johnson. The
result ( f the ballot was Aldrich, 118;
Warroo, 32; neccessary to a oholce,
P .r Judge nf the third jullolal oir
cult, Judge R O Purdy was nomina
ted by Senator McLeod. Tnls was
second ?d by Mr. F asor, Taere was
, uo opposition and Judge Purdy recelv
, ed 138 votes.
For judge of the fourth circuit,
', Judge R. G. Watts was nominated b)
Mr. Pollock, seconchdby Capt. Sellers
Tncro was no oppposltion and J u Ige
Watts received 120 votes.
For julgeof the sixth o'rcu't, Judge
George Williams Gage was plc cjd in
uomlnatlon by Senator nardin, seo
onded by Senator Hough, Judge Gag.,
received the entire vote,
Judge J. O. K ugh of Abbovllle was
nominated f ar reelection by U ol. W.
W. Bruce of Marlboro. This was sec
onded by Senator J R B ake of Ab
bevllle. Mi- Boyd of Laurens nomi
nated Senator Franki' MiGawwanoi
Laurens. This was second d by Mr
Nish ( f Spartanburg. The result ol
tho vote was Klugh, 100; Mc G j wai
.llnecessary toaciolce, 71,
_Tals completed tho election o!
Judges and the joint assembly pro
cceded to the election of State lib
ar?an. Senator M irshall nominator
the Incumbent, M ?ss L. U. L Borde
Tnls was seconded by Gol. D. (). lier
biirt. Miss S. M. A. B ack was rum
Inatidby Senator W. J. Johnson
This was seconded by Mr. Boyd of
Laurens. Tlie result was Miss MIs^
LaBirde, 130; Mis? Blaok, 14. Noe
cssary to a oholce 7(3
SELECTION OK J UDO KS.
There was no opposition to tho re
election of Messrs. I). B. Pourlfoy and
J O. Wiugo as directors of tho Statt
In tho selection of trustcos of Win
thropcollege there was no opposition
in the incumbents, W. J. Rod dey,
Dr. 10 S. Joynes and A. Markley Lee
and tliey were rejected.
Tho nomlnoss for ttintees cf the
Sf uth Carolina o*>lloge were August
Kohn, Dr. W. T. G. Bites and Jame.
Q. Davis. All throd were electo
Thero were three v&oancles on the
Glenison board, S. A. Seaso of New
berry, Augustine T. Smythe of Char
leston, and W. D, Evans of Marlboro.
These were nominated for roelootiot
and Capt. Ivy M. Mauldln of P.ck
ens was also nominated, The Joint as
sembly took recess without making a
selection. Capt. Ivy Mauldln ls ar.
alumna of iha Institution and hip
candidacy was well received as ho bat
been a mombor of tho house of ropro
sontatlvcs. Mr. Soase ls also ai.
Toe result of the election for trus
toes of Gemsou college wiu
as follows: L A. Sense, 110; W. D
Evans, 10(5; J. M. Mauldln, Ol); A. T.
Smytho, 00. Total number of vote>
oast, 124; necessary to a choice, 00.
The three Urst named were elootod.
There was no opposition to tho re
elcotion of Capt. 10. M. Blythe ol
Greenville and Mnj J. J. L :oas on
the Citadel board. Thoy aro both in?
oumbent members of the board.
The last election was that of trus
tees of the State Colored college. Dr.
Wm. It, Lawman and Capt D. ?).
Bra Ulam were reelcctod. Thero an
on tho present board and thero was
no objection to their reelection.
A dispatch from Anapolls Md.,says
at noon Wonnesday when tho full
brigade of mid shlpmon wero paraded
for tho regular formation. Midship
man Prttornon Bar Lo Mur/inl und W.
W. Foitcr of thc first class and Tren
mor Collin, Sr., of tho third olass,
wero publloly dismissed from the
United States nav3 for hazing pleb38
or fourth classmon. Tho order of the
scoretary of tho navy was a short one
aud in each oatie was addressed per*
nally to the midshipmen dlreotly
HE WAS POISONED.
THE SUDDEN DE] A Til OV MU. B. T.
The Question Now Ts Who Oavo Him
the Foi ton and for What
In a speoial to Tho S'ato (rom Pm
berg ID the issue ot Saturday it was
stated that Mr. B. T. R-:od of tho
('ope wotton ot O.augeburg cunt)
died at that place the previous Sunday
morning and that his death was oaus
od from paralysis ot the hi alu,
brought on by exoetsive drinking
This statement ot tbe oause of Mr.
Hold's death is denied by hla brobhor
ln law, Mr. G. B. luttrell of Oope,
who lu a letter to Tho State rrakes
the assertion that M. Reed's elnath
was duo to poisoning.
That this was believed to bo the
oaso was known by us last week bu
no mention of lt was made until there
o.ulrt be confirmation whloh has been
furnished by Mr. Kittrel lu the letter
*o The Stato which will be found be
low. Tho case seems to be a myst9r
i( us ono and w ll doubtless be investi
?aced fully lu the olivers of the law.
Tho lr quest, it will bi noted from
Mr. Kibtrell's lotter, has not yet been
oonoludcd ard tho faots m iy be
br< ugh*i out at that time.
Mr. Kittrell's lotter leaves no doubt
'ut that Mr. Hoed was poised by some
ono. Now the question ia who did lt
and for what purpoee was lt done? II"
wa* a very quiet, pleasant man, not
at all quarrelsome, and ih ls bard to
understand why auy ono should want
to kill him, and wo hopo the mattor
will be puHhod until the guilty parties
apprehended and punished. Mr. Rood
.vas wt ll known lu O angoburg, and
his mysterious dont,h ls lamented by
many friends. At the timo of his death
Mr. Ried was not quite forby vears of
ige. The following is Mr. Kittrell's
letter to The State:
To the Editor of Tho State:
I notice In your paper cf Sunday
under the heading, "Himberg News,"
the statement that Mr. B. T. Reed of
the Cppo section of Orangoburg ooun
ty died lu Bamberg iaht Sunday morn
ing, that ho had been drinking heavi
ly, and his death was caused from
paralysis of the brain.
This is an error and irjuetlco to a
dead man. Mr. R^od was poisoned by
s mo one wltn arsenic between lia.
m. Saturday and 2 50 p. m., as ho
stated tbat he had bseu poisoned to
Mr. G. A. Jennings, an honorable and
high-toned gentleman, and because of
"he conditions uudar whloh he died at
? a. m. Sunday morning, the family
decided to have a p-jst mortem, and
Drs. Jeunlngs, Oleokley and Hoover
.jf Hamberg were called In to perform
dame 1 took the stomaoh and con
tents to a chomlst lu Augusta, Ga.,
and he found that ho was polsjucd
Mr. Ried was a man that made
sjrno mouoy, a poaoeablo and quiet
oltlzan and while ho drank some whis
key lt was an exception to see him
under Its influence enough to oven tell
ne had a drink. The motive for the
murder was either roobery or to get
ulm out of somebody's way. I hope
to show tho oause ann vv.*^ Ci the
olaok orlme by the 25,h whenan in
quest is hold. G. B. KITT?;
Cope, S. O., Jan. 20, 19 JO.
Kat hov Than Toll.? Suttor ShoOouul
Not Marry Him.
When all tho guests had gathered
for her wedding and tho arrival of
the bridegroom wds expected, Miss
Jennie Graham, ninteen years old, of
20f>l Margarot street Pnlladelphla Pa.
vttempted to poison herself Tnursday.
Galling all her finally and tho guests
tround her, the girl said she never
c mid be happy with a man she did
tot love, and that she preferred death
.JO a lifetime of misery. Before auy
mo could Interfere, or even before
ter Intent was suspected, Bhe had
.iwallowed two ounces of laudanum.
Miss Graham will live, and in ail
probability sho will wed another. She
:s slowly recovering lu the Frankfort
?osplUl, whore an extraordinary ln
ddent to tho oaso happened Wednes
lay afternoon, The rejected suitor
Rsubm DMD, twenty ono years old,
>t 2051 Margaret street, attired in
readiness for his wedding, came face
to face with Oharles Parfitt, his sue
jessful rival, at the bedside of the
Dean had rushed In dismay from
ohe brides homo whllo Parti?,t had
?orne from his otllca. Until nows
vas brought to him that tho young
woman was no&r doatlr Parfitt did
tot even know that this was to be
1er wedding day. For a moment thc
men dabbed looks of anger at each
jober, but apparently being moved
>y thc thought of death hovering
?vor the girl uncounclous on the out
ub thoir sides, they turned away with
mt a word, and left tho room by op
posite doors. The physicians when
.hoy heard of tho meeting gave strict
orders that lt should not happen
ig alu. They were Irritated ovor the
Affair, saying that had Miss Graham
b inn In a state to observo tho men,
mo might have experienced a mortal
The young woman was ongaged to
wed Dean when she met Parfitt and
Phursday night whon she waa said
oo bo out of clangor and steadily pick
mg up her strength, she said sho had
not hod tho courage to toll Dean she
would marry him. Sho said that she
cc uki not lightly dismiss to tho man
who bad asked hor to bo hts wife, but
that all of last night her heart grow
In heaviness over tho prospect of sep
aratingherself from Parlltt forevor.
All morning Miss Graiiam kopi her
telf locked io the room, and only an
lour boforo the time sot for tho core
nciiiy, which was to tako pitee Sn tho
oarlor of her parent's homo, did she
Join her famllv. Thon sho seemed to
be nil merriment and happiness. But
uer hilarity was only assumed ss a
maul: to concoal her grief whloh
quickly carried her to despair.
A dispatch from Flor?la, Ala., says
Grady Miller, the io yoar-old son of
Dr. R L. Miller wai Wednesday night
diot and killed by the negro porter of
tho Lake View hotel. Thero were no
eye witnesses to the shooting, but
tho pistol shots woro heard. A searoh
was mt.de and nearby was found the
negro in a dying condition. Ho lived
long onough to say that ho and Mil.
lor had ongaged In a pistol duol.
Thoro ia no way to asosrtaln the
causo of tho tragedy. Young Mlllor
was at home for a fow days from
Wcfford college, S. C., where he had
boon attending scuon).
CURES AFTER THE DOCTORS HAVE FAILED.
RHEUM ACIDE ha? cured thousands of cases of Rheumatism after al! the doctors and all other means
had failed. Rheumacide cured 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 Percoll?,
of Salem, Va., and D. H. elmstead, the Norfolk. Va., contractor, after they had spent .arge sums on dther
remedies and the doctors had given up hope. Rheumacide cured Mrs. Mary Welborn, of High Point. N. G ,
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 med!?
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 thc
most delicate stomach, and builds up the entire system.
Almost a Miracle in lilts Case.
Dillon. S. C., Aug. ia
Bobbitt Chemical Company:
Gentlemen:-.In September. 1800, I took rheu
matism in a very bad form (inflammatory). In a
month after the disenso started I had to nive up
my work and go to bed. lt continued to crow
worse until my arms and hands were badly
drawn, so much so that I could not usc them.
My li us wore drawn back till my feet touched
my hips. I was as helpless ns a baby for nearly
IS mouths. Thc muscles of my arms and lees
wore hard and Shriveled up. 1 suffered death
many limes over. Was treated by six different
physicians In McColl, Dillon and Marion, but
none of them could do me any good, until Dr. J.
P. (Swing, of Dillon, carno to see mo. Ile tola,
mo to try your KIIKUMACIDIS. Ho uot me ono
bottle ot the medicino and I began to take it.
and before the li rsi bottle was used up I been n
to get better. I used f>Jj bottles and was 'com*
fdetcly cured. That was years ago and my
icnlth 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 beean to lake RHEUMACIDE with the
aid of crutches; in about three months after I
tioga ll to lake It 1 could walk as good as any
>ody. and went back to work ngnin.
Yours truly. JAMES WILKES.
GETS AT THE, JOINTS FROM THE IHSjOL
SWEEPS ALL POISONS OUT OF THE BLOOD.
A purely vegetable remedy that goes right to the seat of the disease and
cures by removing the cause. Your druggist sells and recommends Rheumacide.
Sample bottle and booklet free If you send five cents for postage to
BOBBITT CHEMICAL COMPANY. Proprietors. Baltimore.
DID NOT WAIT LONG.
Followln? Suicido of iiiH Wii'o J). W
Hlott IVlarrtod Cushier.
The? Augusta (Juroniole publishes
the foll)wlng special dlspatoh from
Savannah: Ranssm W. II lott, the ab
Bcondiug Columbus insurance man,
and Miss Mary lt. Tnomas wero mar
ried Justice Lino Monday morning,
ano immediately after left by boat for
Bluff ton, S. C., the former homo of
lt ls believed that Hlott aud Miss
Thomas came to Savannah together
from Columbus Monday morning.
Tiny wero accompanied by lt lott's
two ohildron, an.i durlrg the Oermoby
the groom had his two year oid o'.itld
In his arms.
Tue couple seemed in a hurry to
have tlie ceremony perfr.rmeb The
couplo seemi d very well llx?d lbian
auclally. When lt came lime to piy
theja^tlco his fee Mrs. II lott, tho
justice blt fee Mrs. Hlott, the treas
urer, flashed a good s z d roll, and
stripped off a greonbabk.
On January 14 Hiottii wifo was
found dead in bed at Lcr residence in
Columbus, by her two children, uer
huiband being absent In Now York,
attending a mcotitg of tho superin
tendants of tho Metropolitan L'fa In
Who? thc room in which Mrs. Iliott
was found was searched, an empty
laudauum bottle and another only
half tllldd was d f couered.
From all that could be learned from
the neighbors of tho Hlott family, lt
was supposod that shecommittcn sui
II lott returned to Columbus, and,
having a d! M jul ty In tho oilbe of the
Metropolitan, . disappeared. Mrs
Thomas, who had been his cashkr,
dlssappeared at the same time.
A CONVIC?'d BRIDE.
I>ld Not Know It, Hut 8t*ndts by
"He's always been kind to mo and
we'vo only beon married ten mouths. ,
If he goes to prison I'll have no means
of support. I'm not very strong,
Your Honor, BO please be merciful." |
The girl wife of Frank V. Wilson,
who was up for sentence before J adgo
Holmes, In tho superior criminal I
court, at Boston, Mass., for snatching
a handbag from Anna Goldman on
Decembor nth. broke down while
pleading in her young hus>band'S|bo
The case had a sad domestic phrase.
The young couplo were married lu tho
provinces, where Wilson was employ -
ed as a mall clerk at St. J ihn. A fow
months ago they carno to Hoston again
to live. Wilson tried to find work but
failed. Then lie was indlotnd for rob
bing Anna Goldman, and also for as
saulting Policeman Daniel T. Mayo
with a pistol when the lattor p cod
him under arrest.
Ills wife then learned tho dark hair
ed young fellow Bho had married had
an alias and a criminal record. Hut'
she stuck by hun loyally In spite of
the disgrace made regular visits to
his cell and got a lawyor, who acted
through charity more than anything
Mayo rohearscd the street theft and
told of a former oonvlotlou for bur
glary for which Wilson served two
years at Thomaston. Mo., and how ho
had been known as Janus McDonald.
The witness said ho had alway?
trlod to do right. On the day in
question he was willi a companion,
who snatohed thc woman's bag. Ho
denied that ho did lt, but tho crowd
blamed him and ho ran for protection.
Fearing bodily harm, ho drow tho re
He admitted that he had served two
years at Thomaston for broaking and
entering, but that waa six yea's ago,
and ho had reformed B?UCO then.
Judge Holmes thought tho oaao al
together too serious, BO Wilson was
sent to thc state prison for from
three to llvo yoars, with ono day in
solitary. Tho ocunt charging assault
on tho i nicer with a loaded pistol
was placed on lile.
An Old HI HR.
When Kilaon Van Rensselaer and
Miss Dorothy Mason wero mnrrlod
in New York recently a wedding ring
was used which had boen used by an
ancestor of tho groom when ho mar
ried Ann Van Woyler In Amsterdam
278 years ago.
li roko llor lOicgu.
Mrs Staluford of Heading, Kansas,
has brought olalm against tho Atohl
son, Topoka & Santa Fe railroad for
$1.40 damages for breaking a dozon
lotting eggs that were being shipped
MUKD?R b?SPECT DETAINED.
Curl Johnson? Sailor on iho KXIP,
W?n(o?l in Minneapolis.
Thc Charleston Post says Carl John
son, a sailor now on board tho battle
ship Tcxa?, ls being held 8 prisoner
until proper papers can bo received
from Minneapolis, where Johnson ls
wanted on a charge f f complicity In
k liing Ojto Baber, a saloon man of
that city, on tile evening of Dccem
Detective C. D. Brown of Minneapo
lis, suspeotod that Johns m had mo^t
likely enlisted lu the navy, and at
Norf- lk faced bis man to Charleston,
where bc ri scoverod Johnson on the
R)lb ry w\s tho motive of the
or mi In which Johnsen ls charged
with having a part. Tnreo men ap
parod in the saloon of Babcr with
drawn r. v Ivers, and executed a gen
otal hold up. A good fuitn of money
was taken from the cafdi till of the
sf 1 rou. Ii vber, who was behind the
Sar, uu-.d-; a motion that convinced
thc robbers of bl?. Intention to resist
or make an alatm, and ho was shot
Johnson was traced to Charleston
a'.tl f und by Detective Brown on the
Texas. Ile will return to Mlnneapo i
Us without r< ci tlsltlon p pers. Brown
expects a warrant for tl e man to ar
rive In Charleston on T. ur d;>.y, and
then he will take his man b^ck lo
Mtnnoapcl.s for trial.
The sailor denle;-} eorard'eity In '.hr
crime, but is willing to aland trial.
Ho ls ono of the rte; oils recently re
oelvcd about the Tex is. Sine* the ar
rival o' Brown In the c'ty and hi
Identification of J ihnsou the sailor
has boin kept In prison ah r-.rd the
Texas. One cf the city dot; ctlve? wai
s mt along witih Brown to introduce
him to thc o 111 eera ( f tho Texis, thal
his duty might ho performed with
more facility. Brown dm o to Coar
lesion on Sunday.
Murrt??' ?blfl Atfo.
In Austria a mau and woman art
supposed to bo oapable of cord lotirg
a homo of their own from tho rige:i of
In Oormany thc man must ha at
least 18 years of a^e.
In France the man must he 18 and
tho woman 15; In Belgium the same
In Spain tho Intended husband
must havo passed his Mob year, and
the woman her 12 oh.
In Ilungary, for Roman Catholics,
tho man must be 14 ycart old and the
woman 12; for Protestants, thc mau
must be 18 and the woman 15.
In Greeeo the man must have seen
at least 14 summers and the woman
In Portugal a boy of 14 ls consider
ed marriageable, and a woman of 12.
In R.isxla and Saxony they are a
llttlo moro sensible, and a y; uthmust
refrain from entering Into matrimony
till he can count 18 years, and the
woman till she can count 16.
In Switzerland men f .om thc age
of l i and tKe woman from tho age of
12 Arc allowed to marry.
In Turkey any youth and malden
who cati walk properly, an 1 oan un
derstand the necessary religious
service aro allowed to be united for
Wrook NoAr Dow Ul tn.
Oie afternoon last wo;;k a wreck
i ourred on tho Bowman and liranoh
vlllo RUI road, Mrs. Mary Berry was
sovoroly Injured, but wo are glad t'
learn that she ls getting on all right.
Somo other passengers wero sllglitlj
bruised. Mr. W. C. Wisc, manager
Df thc road, says that there ls nc
rloubt about a spike hoing placed In
tho joints of tho rall that caused the
wreck of tho train. Ile states that
lie has direct proof to convict the
miscreant, who is stated to be a strip
ling of a boy about 15 years of age.
Phis ls not tho llrst timo that a slml
ar attempt has boon mario to wreck
bbc train without BUOceSS. Tho dam
ige to the engine ls remarkably light
eonsldoring tho appoaraici of the
wreck just after it occurred. O ily
JUC of the ll it oars was damaged to
AH Want lu
The Washington correspondent of
ihe Charleston Post says tho opinion
f South Carolina Senators and Rep
.cscatatives hero ls an indioation of
iplnion in South Carolina tho Legis
aturo will not bothor with tho dlspen
lary lav/ and v.dll leave thc whole
diing to tho people for settlement
ibis summer. It ls almost tho iinanl
nous ootioluslon among tho South
karolina Congressmen that a vant
najorlty of tho ontlro voto of the
state is in favor of tho dispensary
vate m If remodelled to eradicate all
.?sslbin ties of curruption ?nd graft.
Nervous Debility-(Lost Vital
ity.) Cured by au Expert.
If You Have This Disease, Sit Down and Write Dr. Hathaway of
Atlanta, Qa -The South's Most Expert and Reliable special
ist. With His (Vethod of Treatment He Has Cured Hun
dreds. Special Treatment for Each Case. Small Cost.
Tf you suffer from Nervous Docility, or
nervour prostration, lost vitality feto., Blt down
und write ? lotter to Dr. Hathaway explaining
jual how you suffer. Ho ima roatorod ninny a
weak, wini oui, nervous aud broken down
lum? to perfect lieultli ?nd manhood by '>'?
method of treatment. You cnn commit him
with just ne much confidence aa yon would
your family di ctor, no-I? -vo no boaltanoy whtv
ovor in writing, Uv doing HO yon do not ob
ligate yoursolt to Uiko treatment.
If you Im ve. dull headaclics, foll blue, have
bad dreams, cant sleep, got tirod easy, poor
memory, impotent, hnvo unnatural diBchargos,
rte., you should consult Dr. Hnthnwnyat once.
Ho ha? given this oondb lori special study for
noaily a quartor century and is rooognized as
an ?xpert in ?ts treatment. Ho ImB recently
issued a very interesting booklet on this sub
?oct which he will Bond to every man wrlttiug
him, freo of charge. _.LI
He Also Cures
othar private nud chronic diseuses of men and
women, such as Kidney and Bladder Dla asen,
Stricture, Varlcocolo, Hydroeelo, Specific
Blood Poison (Sj phills). Dioceses of tho Heart,
liiv(>r and Stomach, '-turra'", Kbcumalism,
Skin Diseases, Pilos, Rupture, EcBonCa, DIB
ca?es peoill'ar to women, such ns i.ouoorrhoe,
Womb Bud Ovarian Troubles, Konmlo \V"Jik
DOSSi Nervousness, otc. If you aro ntliioted sit
down and write him a lotter, explaining just
hwwvou suffer. He will givo you his expert
opinion of your csso and a valuablo book on
your disease froo of charge
Homcinber, when you consult Dr. Hathaway
you consult an upright and reputable physi
cian who has a reputation for honestly, integri
ty nnd for superior medical sorvico tont is un
equalled in his line of treatment. Have no
hesitancy what over in consulting him. Tho
oddrosB is Dr. Hatliawny ? Co., 68 ?uuiiui
bdlg. Atlanta, Ga.
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PRICE: In lott ot 1 to 4 m. at $1.00 perm., 6 to 9 m. at $1.26 per m., 10 m. and ovor, nt GI. 00 per m.
F. o. ti. YOUNS'S ISLAND, fc. c. My Special Express Rute on Plants ls Very Low.
G, T cintrante? Plants to give purchaser satisfaction, or will roftind tho purohaso
Uarallice price to unv customer who ls dissatisfied nt ond of neilson. These plants aro
grown'tn tho open tola, on Seacoast of smith carolina. In a climate that ls Just suited to
growing the har.llest plants that eau ho grown tn tho United fltatos. These niants can bo
reset In tho Interior of the .Southern .States during tho months of January, February, and
Mareil. They will ?Und severe cold without ticing injured, and will mature a head 01 Cab
lingo Two to Throo wooka sooner than tf you grew your own plants In hot bods and oold
My*Largest Customers are tho Market Gardeners noartho Interior towns and oltlos of
tho gout h. Their prellt dependa upon thom having Karly Cabbage; for that reason thoy pur
chase HIV plants for their crops.
I niuo grow a full lino of Ot hor'Plnnts and Fruit Trees, such as Strawberry, Sweot Potato,
Tomato. KKK Plant and Peppor Plants-, Apple, Poach, Pear, Plum, Cherry and Apricot
Trees, Fig Bushes, and drape Vines.
YOUNG'3 ISLAND, I. C.
S Special lenin to peuoni who make up club \Y/M C f"117 R ATV
2 ordert. Write tor illustrated catale-cuc. ? ?V M. Vy. VJluftMA Al,
COTTON (ilNNERS AND MACHINERY OWNERS.
Write for Prices on the Following
Bahhlt Couplings G nages Lubricators
Drills G ii ago ('Jocks Oil Gups Belt, Rubber
Hacksaws Oil Cans Heit, leather Ejectors Hammers
Fittings Injectors .Pip? Filas Pulleys
Lace Loather, Packing all kl lido, Shafting, Collars for Shafting andi anything
else in rr.achinery supplies.
Columbia Supply Co., .... Columbla.JS.SC
We honestly bellev. that [
$287 spent with ir- buys more
lasting Plano satisfaction
than $400 spent elsewhere. ^
There's a reason. Write us
about it. Pull particulars
by return mall.
High Grado Organs,
$47 50 to $65.
bidden & D ,tes, S. M. H.,
D pfc. "ic
Ali 600. i'o|?ui*r Muelo
17?, or :1 IMOOCB for 6()o.
H.i Un my Foll.
At Washington, Ga., while Barlow
ind Wilson's minstrels wero plsylng
t Field's opera houso Wednesday
tight a wing of tMe baloony gave way,
ailing upon a portion of tho audience
?dow. A score or more people wore
njurrd and it was miraculous that
evoral people were not killed cut
Hen Harris, oolorcd, was lytohed
>y a mob of 70 men at Labelle, near
Iouston, Texas, on Wednesday night
or killing ? white man nunn) iii.
INSTANT RELIEF, OERTAIN OURE
Tannopillne Ointment is a specific
for blind, itching, bleeding, protruding
piles It gives instant relief in tho
worsb oases and a positive and radical
oure invariably and quickly follows.
Not an experiment; but a remedy
tried and teated in hundreds of cases
without p ia?lure as many testimon
is sold with an absoluto g ?arantec to
effect a ouro. Our cdtilidence in tills
remedy ls unbounded. Wo know wbat
lt bas done, what lt is doing and wbat.
lt will do. Costs a trille more tban
many so-called pile cures, but worth
manv times this difference In its In
stant and certain effectiveness.
Price $1.00. Guaranteed srtlsfactory
to oTcry purchaser. '~N*.
AT DRUG STORES.
Or by mall of the
Murray Hnig Co.,
Columbia, 8. C.
R. R. Faro Paid. Kotos Take*
ROO I'll Kit COURSES
Board at Coat. WtltoQutca
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A. I'lauo or Ortfun l^ov You.
To thc hoad of svory fninlly who la nmbl
lona for tho future und education of his ohll?
Iren, wo havo a Si>ecla) Proposition to nmko.
No artiole in tho homo chown the evidence
?f culturo that dooa a Plano or Organ. No ao
omplishmont g I vos aa much pleasure or ls of
a groat vain? in aftor lifo UM tho knowlodge
>f mualo and th? ability to piny woll.
Our Small Pay mont Plan makoa tho owner?
hip of n high grade Plnno or Organ easy.
Just a fow dollars down and a ama!I payment
floh month or quarterly or semi-annually and
ho Instrument !s yours,
Writ? us today for Catalog noa and our Spoe
al rroposition of ICaay Payment*.
Address Malone's Music House,
Don't be deooivod by the Spring*
Ike weather into the belief that
Winter has gone. There are plenty
ii cold weather yet GO conuo.