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Party of Six Left Char
leston Saturday and
E STILL MISSING.
l\o Six Mon Who Composed tho Por
ty Woro Operatives nt tho I.ag
Factory, and Fivo of Thom Loft
Fain tl ION., and Naturally There Is
Much Anxiety Among Tho lr Fam
Thoro is a groat four in Charles
ton that six men havo been drowned
off the har. A party of B?X operativos
of tho Iluyal Dag and Yam Factory
left Charleston Saturday afternoon
on a fishing trip, ovor the har, and
nono of thora havo returned; It ls
feared that their bout capsized und
tho mon woro drowned..
Tho mon started down tho harbor
in two amnll cat-rlggcd boats shortly
boforo dark on Saturday afternoon.
They woro to return to tho city on
Sunday afternoon. Morris Island
was tho destination of tho party and
it is not known whether they ovor
reached tho fishing placo or whether
they suffered sonio mishap in return
ing at tho scheduled time, x
Saturday afternoon was calm and
pleasant weather, but early Sunday
morning tho wind sot in from tbe
northeast, blowing a stiff galo which
continued all Sunday night and again
Monday night, roaching velocities ns
high as 50 miles an hour and with a
vory rough sea, lt is possible that
tho boats may have been swamped or
swept, out to sea and tho entire party
lt is possible that the boats may
havo been driven into some of the lit
tle creoks or perhaps the men are all
safe in charge of the keeper of Morris
Island lighthouse, waiting for bettor
weather conditions to attempt to
como back to the city.
It is, of course, possible that the
entire party is safe if not at the light
house, at some other point along the
neighboring islands, but it is str?ngt
that ono of the number at least has
not taken the land route to reach the
city and convey the news of tho par
Tho following are the names of
those who composed the party: Pat
Grayson, Dick Webb, George Milos,
John Meyer, J. C. Edwards, Will
Hyatt. All of the men, with the ex
ception of Mr. Haytt, are married
men with children, and, as might he
expected, thoro ls much excitement
and trouble in the village of the Roy
al bag and yarn factory.
They Aro Pound.
Tho parties reported loss as sea
from Charleston has been found and
are now safe and sound at home.
They were found on Morris Island
and carried to the city in a wagon
that hod gone to search for thom.
WUK HOWSE S?5NSK.
Animal Huns Away and Then Sum
mons thc Doctor.
The existenco of what, is termed
pure horse sense was demonstrated
recently in Washington, 1). C., by the
horse owned hy J. H, Wudeman. Tin
animal became unmanageable while
being driven and ran away, throwing
the owner to the ground, where he
landed in an unconscious condition.
Then the horse wollun! up to the
door of Dr. H. Wells Woodward and
rang the electric push button bell un
til tho doctor came out and went to
the aid of the Injured man.
While the doctor was making i
preliminary examination of Mr
VVurdeman, the horse stood quietly
and even after the driver had been
taken into the doctor's o iii co to havo
a laceration of tho forehead sewed
up, the horse remained waiting.
"I thought at first tho horse was
coming in to superintend the opera
tion," Dr.-Woodward says. "It was
tho most remarkable thing I ever
heard of, and had I not personally
witnessed the whole affair, 1 say
frankly I would not have believed it.
Dr. Woodward and a maid woro
brought to the door hy the persis
tent ringing of tho hell. Opening
tho glass doors they saw the horse
standing on tho porch rubbing its
nose vigorously on tho niclc-platod
sign. When the mali screamed, the
horse stuck his head In the vestibule
UB though looking for someone.
?Old) A GUM,.
Driven From Home and Sold by Hoi"
Tho Armenia colony in Worchoster
Mass., is aroused ovor the sah- of
Mayrlon Begoslan, aged 14 years, by
her father to Asadoor Shadboglan.
Tho marriage was performed by an
Armenian priest, bul he was told
that tho girl was 18 years Old, tis thc
marriage license showed.
According to the story told, the
home relations Of the iii had be
come unpleasant, owing to the pres
eenco of a stepmother. The child
was ordered to leave the home and
never return. The father took the
matter philosophically. Ho deter
mined to get all he could out of the
girl while ho had her. so ho arrang
ed a sale and the child was sold tc?
Shadboglan, a groceryman.
When the story was learned hy the
more Influential members of the Ar
meillon colony, they were Incohsod
and swore out warrants for tho par
tics concerned. They will move to
havo tho marriage annulled, If such
a thing ls possible.
ls Florida Governor's Solution Of the
In discussing the race question,
Gov. Brownard, of Florida, in bia
message says that ivhilo no quostion
has alison to cause any disturbance,
yet. it i- apparent tliat tho relations
between the two rates is becoming
more strained and acute. Ill offering
a solution of tho problem, Govornoi
brow na rd says:
"I recommend a resolution to con
gress to purchase territory, cit lier
domestic or foreign, and provide
means to purchase tho property ol
the nogroOS a< reasonable prices and
to transport tho hogroos lo UH- ter
ritory purchased by tho United stales
the (lulled Slates to form a govern
mont for thom of the negro race; lo
prevent foreign invasion, and proVOUl
whit? people from living among (hem
in Um territory, and to provont ne
groes from migrating back to tho
United States." ^
Good Man Gone.
TJlshop Jno. C. Cranberry of tho
Southorn Methodist church, died sud
donly at his home, Ashland, Va., on
last Monday, aged 7 G years.
MAY BE KNOCKED OUT
Laborers Contract Law To Be Re
viewed by the Courts,
It is Said that tho Law ls Productivo
of Pconngo and Fails to Provide
A caso Is now ponding in tho Uni
ted States Court at Charleston that
ls of much intoroBt to tho farmers of
South Carolina, and thc ihm! disposi
tion of tho caso ls bel?g watched
with groat interest. The case is in
roforonco to tho labor contract law
of this State. About a month ago
two negroes were sentenced to verms
of imprisonment in tho Charleston
county jail for tho violation of this
law. Their attorneys obtained a writ
of habeas corpus from Judgo Braw
loy, alleging that thoso mon were un
lawfully detained and deprived of
their libortios in violation of the con
stitution of tho United States.
Tho principal ground of attack on
tho law seems to bo that tho labor
contract law violatos that provision
of tho federal constitution which for
bids class legislation: thus, it is
claimed, If tho volution of a contract
to buy goods or obtain advances in
money which aro to bo paid for in la
bor is to bo ponai Ized and punished
us a crime then other contracts must
bo likewise penalized and punished.
In other words, the claim is made
that the Jobor contract law of this
State provides punishment for tho
nonpayment of advances made under
tho labor law, or tho noncompliance
with (ho terms of a labor contract, ai
strictly civil contract, and fails to
provide punishment for other civil
contracts when violated. It ls said
some of our host lawyers think tho
law unconstitutional and that the Un
ited States Court will so declare it.
When the question first came up
before Judge Brawloy he postponed
a final dcislon until Mr. Lyon, the
Attorney-General of thc Slate, could
he board. Last Monday was sot for
tho hearing, but it did not come up.
lt will ho heard some time this week.
The case was brought hy Messre Lo
gan and Grace, two Charleston law
yers. They allego that tho State
law is class legislation and a form of
peonage, and, therefore, in conflict
With tho federal constitution. A few
days ago, on instructions from Attor
ney General Bonaparte, United States
District Atornoy Cochran hied a pe
tition to ho permitted to intervene In
behalf of the government and Judgo
13 raw loy granted tho motion, which
makes the government a party to tho
Ponding a Anal decision of thc
case, .lodge Brawley is understood to
have discharged tho two Charleston
negroes from jail until tho case could
bo fully heard and finally decided,
and the magistrates over tho State
have held up all prosecutions for vio
lating tho labor contract law pending
.Judge Hrawley's decision. Tho Fed
eral' authorities scorn to regard the
law somewhat as a system of peonage
The ?abor contract law was enacted
several years ago and at first pro
vided that any laborer violating a
written contract should be punished
criminally hy lino or imprisonment
ill tho ?'ase of the State against Wil
liams the supremo court of this State
declared the law unconstitutional,
because punishment was provided
against only the laborer and not the
farmer in case of a violation of tho
cont i act to perform farm labor.
The legislature at its next session
amended the law so that either the
farmer or lahorer violating a con
tract should he punished hy lino or
Imprisonment. In this shape tho law
stood for some time. A few years
ago the law was again amended so
that a verbal contract was made pun
ishable, If violated, provided such
contrac' was witnessed by two dis
This law has hoon attacked sever
al times in the state supreme court
but without success. In the ease of
the state against Chapman its consti
tutionally was directly upheld. Again
in the ease of the state aguinst Eas
terlin, wherein tho law was attacked
upon tito ground that while it did In
a sonso allow imprisonment for debt,
yet tho constitution did not forbid
Imprisonment for debt in caso of
fraud, and that the violation of such
a contract, after obtaining advances
against future; labor, was a species of
This law is a good one, and has
been very helpful In retaining labor
on tho farms, hut in some eases it
has boon abused. lt seems to us
dial some such law ls absolutely es
sential to the successful management
of our farms under our present labor
conditions, and should it he declared
unconstitutional it will causo consid
erable trouble to our farmers by dis
organizing their plans and in many
cases demoralizing tho labor. With
out sonn such law our farmers would
bo at the mercy of those who they
may have hired to work on their
S fl N STE H S DEFEAT DILL
Stay Single If They Wish and Wont
Tin; bill to tax spinsters and balt
cholors at Fort Dodge, la., which was
referred to a Special committee, has
been defeated by tho spinsters, lcd
by Miss Jessie Cameron, matron of a
private school. For live days the
spinsters made tho lives of tho com
mitteemen so miserable that they
reported adversely to the mayor.
The eulin' unmaried woman's pop
ulation of tho place was organized
by Miss Cameron and waged contin
ual warfare against the bill. C. J.
Crawford, chairman of tho commit
tee, said ho was so abused that he
was forced to heat a retreat.
EASTEH HAT BUHNS.
Cigarette Destroys Headgear on a
Ladies Hat In Street.
At Atlanta, a thirty dollar Baster
hat on tho head of Miss Celeste Man
ton caught, .lire Thursday afternoon
White Whitehall street was crowded
Tho hal was destroyed, the young
woman lost much hair, was scorched
about tho neck and face and there
was a panic 111 tho shopping district.
A young man checked tho confla
gration by throwing his overcoat over
thc young woman's head. In tho
wreck of the hal was found the stub
of a eltarotte thal had been dropped
from an upper story window and had
caused the lire.
TIPS HAT TO JUDGE.
Foi* (jiving Negro Two Yours and
White Man Fi VC.
The Gaffney Ledger says: "Last
Monday a ll Ogro plead guilty to house
breaking 011(1 larceny before JlldgO
Aldrich. TllO Judge gave him two
years. The same day a white man
plead guilty to the same offense. Tho
judge gave him live years, at tho
samo time saying In effect: "The ne
gro ls Ignorant; you are a white*man
ind your opportunities have been
^realer than the negro and you
mould know better." And we aro
inclined to tip our hat to tho Judgo.
KILLED BY TRAIN
But Just Kow No One Seems To
It Seems that tho Deceased Was With
Somo Convivial Friends and Was
On last Thursday morning Coron
er Rlckoubnkor hold an Inquest ovor
the dead body of William Duumoyor,
a negro, who died tho day beforo
from injulres recelvod Saturday
night weok ago on tho Southern Run
way between Jamison an I St.Mut
thows. Just how Dunmoyor mot his
doath ls not knov n. It Is said ho was
urunk when ho left Orangeburg on
the night of tho accident, and tho
chancos aro that ho foll from tho
train lu passing from ono car to an
Another negro man who was with
Dunmoyer testified at tho inquest
that they boarded tho train ut Row
esvlllo, that ho paid his faro to Or
augoburg, while the dead num. Dun
moyor, paid his fare to St. Matthews.
Says Duiimev?r r,".vo tho conductor
$1 und recoived 3 5 cents In change.
This witness srid that both ho and
Dunmoyer left tho train at Orange
burg, but th. t Dan.noyer again got
aboard the train and started for St.
Matthews, where he had intended go
Tho other witnesses woro Drs.
Lowman and Shecut, who operated
on tho negro Sunday morning week
ago, and tho coroner, who heard his
statements as given to tho doctors.
Dra. Lowman and Shecut testified
that tho negro was brought to them
at 10:40 a. m. Sunday morning week
ago by Dr. D. Mooror, a colored phy
sician, who asked them to operate;
that tho coroner was also present and
asked them to take the negro's state
ment before operating.
They testified that the negro told
them ho had been put off the train
just above Jamison by the conductor,
and that he fell and the train crush
ed his hand. Said he did not know
why he was put off. This was about
eight o'clock on the Saturday night
he was uart, and ho said ho lay by
the track in lils Injured condition for
several hours, then dragged himself
to Jamison, where he aroused some
negroes and they sent him to Orange
burg on the mixed train, reaching
hore early in the morning.
Dra. Lowman and Shecut testified
that when brought to them they
found tho right hand badly crushed
and were forced to amp?talo. Al
that time there was no evidence of
internal injuries and the negro did
not seem to suffer except from his
mangled hand. Was In a dazed con
dition and they could get very little
out of him. Visited him afterwards
and when they found his condition
serious, they reported lt to the South
ern raliway ofliclals. They perform
ed the post mortem examination and
found liver and Stomach lu bad con
dition from effects of what looked to
bo a terrible blow. May havo been
caused by negro falling heavily on
cross ties, or some other hard matter
Coroner Rickenbakor's testimony as
to the post mortem statement differ
ed from that of tho doctors' In that
he claimed the negro said ho was
ejected from the moving train.
The Southern Railway was not
represented at the inquest. Nor wore
any of the train crew present. Par
ties who saw Dunmoyer tho night of
the accident at the depot as the train
on which he was riding says Dunmoy
er was drunk. None of these parties
testified at the Inquest. Tho jury
brought lu a verdict that Dunmoyer
came to his death by wounds caused
by somo train on tho Southern Rail
way. If as stated above, Dunmoyer
was drunk, no doubt ho fell from tho
train while lt was In motion and re
ceived the Injuries that caused his
TEXAS CAMPHOR FARMS.
Latest Addition to the National Re
sources in That State.
Camphor farms are the latest ad
dition to the resources of Texas. The
Government now has two farms in
operation in tho State, which bid fali
to becoming centers for the produc
tion of the much needed article. Prac
tically the entire supply of camphor
for the world now comes from For
mosa and ls controlled by Japan.
Camphor is one of the Ingredi
ments needed In modern warfare and
is used in tho manufacture of explo
sives used in high power guns. Now
that the Japanese government has
control of the world's output, it is
not certain that it could be had at
times when it would be most needed.
In order to provide for the future
the United States has started two
farms in Texas. The plan of culti
vation will bo different than that em
ployed In Formosa. In that Island
the plants are allowed to grow for a
time. Then they are > ut down after
they have become trees and ground
to pulp and the camphor extracted.
In Texas the camphor seeds will be
sown like wheat.
When tho small shoots have grown
to the height of four or live feet they
will be cul a fool from tho ground
and the camphor extracted. This
gives a quicker return in the crop
and a hotter grade of camphor. This
process can be repented from year to
year until a new field is developed.
At the present time one acre of cam
phor will yield $450 a year. The
price will fall when the cultivation
becomes more general lu Texas.
TIRED OF LIFE
A Woman in Virginia Takes Poison
to End Uer Days.
At Danville, Va., iure. George W.
Trent, a middle aged lady, and wife
of u local jowoler, attornptod suicido
at tho home of her sister, Mrs. Geo,
W. Sheldon Thursday night, by tak
She was found by her sister n an
unconscious condition and when re
vived begged the doctors lo Iel hov
die, declaring that If she recovered
this time she would kill herself later
on. Tho woman is in a critical con
Domestic troubles are said to bo
tho cause of tho nllomp at suicide.
Tho woman and her husband have
been SOporotOd for the past several
The First Man Hung There Was a
The Gaffney Ledger says: "about
forty homicides-""have occurred lu
Cherokee county since its organiza
tion ten years ago. and lt's a fact
worthy of note that the first person
to pay the death penally was a white
man who was a native of the county.
This ls cot saying that others should
not have been convicted but it's a
healthy sign that the juries of the
county have arrived at tho point
whore they aro showing a proper re
gard for tho rights of Its citizens.
Surely this will he alesson and will
chock the flow of blood in this coun
?JJJJBLlPJiJJWHiLLJ. ,w.n Tji ?.Bwmmmmmm
The Now York Pren* ? ropuh??oau
paper has Its own Ideas on the 1908
presidential campaign and in mak
ing thom public makes a very inter- *
eating showing. The Tress says that
one of tho list of poslb?iitloa ?ur the
republican nomination for president
noxt year- going the rohnds of the
Thoodoro Itoosovolt of New York.
diaries E. Hughes of New York.
Elihu Hoot of Now York.
Georgo li. Cortolyou of Now York.
William II. Taft of Ohio.
Joseph H. Forakor of Ohio.
Deslio M. Shaw of Iowa.
Josoph G. Cannon of illinois.
diarios W. Fairbanks of Indiana.
Albert H. Cummings of Iowa.
Hoheit M. LaFollotto of Wiscon
W. WI. Crano of Massachusetts.
Philandor C. Knox of Pennsyl
But In tho opinion of tho Press "a
little blue ponclllng for obvious rea
sons shows how excessively the Hst
hat boen paddod." Tho Press adds:
"These aro to be stricken out for
reasons that aro self-evident:
Hoosovelt-For ho will not touch
Hoot-Hccauso ho could not carry
New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Indi
ana, Illinois, nor a single stato, with
tho posible oxceptiou of Iowa, wost of
tho Mississippi river.
Taft-Can't got the dologates of
his own State, nor of any worth men
tioning; might have a few fodoral
officers from tho territorios.
Fo raker-President Roosevelt's
battle ax will knock him in the hoad.
Cannon -Can't carry tho Standard
Oil Trust, the Dumber Trust, the Su
gar Trust, tho Ship Subsidy graftors,
Fairbanks- Frozen stiff.
Cummins-Hasn't any principles
except 'push myself along.'
Crane -Xever been Introduced to
Theil this republican papor con
cludes: "So tho host dwindles to:
Da Fol lotto.
Shaw ls a good man, but tho pub
lic regards him as too conservativo,
lt will not vote for a man who ls loss
radical than Roosevelt. This leaves:
Plenty and to sparc"
REGIMENT OF (HANTS
Famous Corps of British Colonial on
Duty in Jamalen.
Tho Royal West Indian regiment,
doing duty in .Jamaica, ls a body of
giants. Not ono man in tho ontiro
corps ls loss than six foot In holght
and most, of them aro a few inches
moro. All arc negroes and aro tho
dower of the dusky population.
Tho regiment ls moro than a fine
looking body of men. It Is Imposing,
livery member of lt feels a pride In
every inch from hool to helmet. The
powerful mon look Uko 1,200 Gulli
vers as they move about tho'-streets
and look over the heads of the small
er whites and negroes of tho Island.
When tho troops aro on patrol
duty there ls no danger of an out
break. A raised hand from ono of !
thom had moro Influence on tho mobs
that crowd about those who glvo out ;
food to earthquake sufferers, than
tho leveled rlllos of a dozen ordinary ,
mon could have. Tho reason is ob- j
FOUND AT LAST.
Kidnapped Twentty-threc Years Ago
When a Baby. '
Having located her son, who wast
kidnapped 2.1 years ago from her I
pioneer home in Nebraska, Mrs. G. '
W. Norton, loft Marshalton, Ia., a
few days ago, for Grand Junction,
Col., to bo welcomed by William Por
ter, the "baby" she has been search
ing for so long.
Mrs. Norton's son was only four
years old when he disappeared. It
was shortly after tho mother's di
vorce from her first husband, and
tho latter was suspected. It develops
that neither mother nor child knows
who tho kidnapper was, and that
both have been looking for each oth
er ?ill these years.
By mere accident, information of
Mr. Porter's whereabouts and his
fruitless search for his mother came
to Mrs. Norton through a letter re
ceived by a friend.
Drowned Children Then Self.
Lying ill four feet of water in
Shonguin lake, near Dover, N. J., the
bodies of Mrs. Otto Slitting, hor 9
moiitil-old baliy, and her three-year
old stepdaughter, were found. The
woman evidently had drowned the
children and then took her own life.
She was the wife of fi farmer hy a
second marriage and had an intenso
luit red of his children by his llrst
Wanted His Dog.
W hen Moses H. Rothemol, of blan
don,, Pa., hoard that his wife had
cloped willi William Manning he had
hui one thought ti>e safety of lils
pet dog, which she took with her.
Ito)hormel wanted tho dog, but didn't
seem to care whether he got his wife
back or not. The runaway couple
were caught and tho precious dog re
Iler?> May Die.
Bravely saving tho life of a little
child, Hugh Griggs, a brakeman on
tho C. & O railroad, was probably
fatally injured and is lying in a hos
pital at Montgomery, Ala. Ile saw
on tho track ahead of his train a man
and two children on a railway bicy
cle. (?riggs climbed out on the run
ning board and as the traill struck
the bicycle grabbed the child. The
little one was slightly hurt, but the
doro's skull was tract tired.
. . . . Hard to Please.
At Richmond, Va., Mrs. Maggie
Lee, 2!? years of age, and twico di
vorced, Thursday became tho bride
or (mas. C. Miller, 40 years old. Tho
wedding took place in the ante-room
adjoining the ofllCOS of Common
wealth AMoriiey M initi?e Folkes, In
the city hall.
So MK sixty years ago two Pennsyl
vania farmers wont to law with each
other because one of them had cut
down a chestnut treo on the others
land. Recently the hoirs of tho two
fanners paid tho cost upon tho final
decision of (ho case. Tho total cost
in thc faso was over thirty thousand
dollars in money, to say nothing of
the hard feelings the litigation caus
ed among tho friends and descend
ants of tho two farmers. A similar
case to this was once ?ought out by
two farmers in tho lower part of this
State over a small steer. We hope I
we have no such obstenate people in I
Orangeburg County. If you have a
law suit with your neighbor Itt that,
end tho trouble.
RHESJM AG?DE has c
had failed. Rheumacide
Johns Hopkins Hospital, tl
of Salem, Va., and D. H. ?
remedies and the doctors
Almost a Mlraclo In This Case.
"...., ". . ... Dillon. S. C. Aug
Bobbitt Chemical company:
Gentlemen;-in September, isoo. itook
tnatlsm in a very bad form (Inflammatory),
month after thc disease stai ted I had to ci
mv work and no to bcd. It continued to
worse until my arms and hands wore I
draWll, so much so that I could not use t
My leus were drawn back till my feet toi
in> inns 1 was as helpless ns n baby for n
12 months, the muscles of my arms and
were hard and shriveled up. I suffered c
many times over. Was treated by six cliff
physicians in Mc Co M. Dillon niuf Marion
pone.of them could do me nnycood. until 1
P. Ewing, of Dillon came to see me. Hf
nie to try your.RllKUMACIDE. He cot m
bottle of the medicine aud I beran to tal
mid before the first bottle was used up I L
to tret better. I used M bottles and was
p?ete y cured. l'hat was years a CO am
nea lt ll lias been excollent ever since, i
had no symptoms of rheumatism. Will
further that I beean to walk in about six
fetter j beean to take RHEUMACIDE will
aid of crutches; in about three months a
beean to take lt I could walk as cood ns
WHly. and went back to work nenin.
Yours truly. JAMES WILE
Concern Thtit Provides Hones For
Tho greatest skeleton producing
country in the world is France. Med
ical schools, hospitals, museums and
privnte individuals are supplied with
skeleton of man and beast by tho
groat French monopoly, which has
branches in London and New Yera
Tho skeleton factory is owned by a
rich man, and is under the supervis
ion of the French Government. For
taxidermy and preparing the skele
tons of animals and birds there ls a
special department In tho factory but
tho business proper consists in pre
paring human skeletons. The busi
ness is conducted very quietly in tho
heart of Paris.
The bodies of animals, paupers,
unknown persons killed In accidents
bodies sent by scientists, explorers
from strange countries, and those of
persons who had, before death, sold
their remains, are worked up in the
great French factory. It is a grow
some place, this establishment where
bones are bleached, wired and put
togOLher. There are shelves and
sheivcB of grinning skulls, and draw
ers lilied with loose limbs. When a
body is taken to the factory It takes
several months before it conies put of
the first treatment, and the chemicals
used are kept a trade secret.
After tho bones aro nicely bleach
ed, they pass through a number of
other processes, the workmen In each
department bringing them nearer
completion. Finally, after the parts
have been wired and provided with
springs, they arrive in tho joining
room, whore they aro put together to
form perfect skeletons. Then they
are ?ither packed for shipment or
placed in tue company's show room.
Tho French factory ls said to have
been in existence more than 120
years, and all tho workmen engaged
there must have served at least live
years In the dissecting schools of
Numerous This Year.
The cotton boll weevil ia unusually
numerous and destructive this year,
according to a report by Dr. W, I).
Hunter, in charge of the boll wee
vil investigation for the United
States department of agriculture,
"The condition throughout, the
past winter have been unusually fav
orable for the hibernation of the boll
weevil. The two critical conditions
for successful hibernation, tempera
ture and dryness have been as favor
able as they will prabably ever be.
"The mild winter and spring is
having the effect of causing an un
usualy early emergence.
"The conpitions indicate clearly
that weevils will be unusually abun
dant in the cotron Holds, and that
great damage is to be expected.
Some conditions, for instance, dry
weather during June and July after
thc cotton plants are well started,
may serve to check the insect,"
SOME paper says it seems that the
trouble between Nicaragua and Hon
duras was started over one solitary
mule. The Washington Post says
"if ber name was Maude, the affair
may as well be transferred to the
comic supplements where it belongs
anyway." Not in the face of the
last dispatches from the front,
which reports a battle in
which over one thousand men were
killed. Nothing comic about that.
The people of Zion City need not
trouble themselves about the threat
of Prophet Elijah Howie to come
back from the dead and over throw
the government of that city. The
Prophet, is either in a very delight
ful or very hot place. If he is in
the first ne does not want to come
back, and if be is in the second he
cant come back.
The dispensary law should be
amended so as townships would have
the right to vote themselves "dry"
if they wanted to. Because a ma
jority of the people of Orangohurg
County are in favor of the dispen
sary it is no reason why it should be
forced on any particular township
in Orangeburg County if that town
ship did not Want it. That would be
genuine local Option,
UP in Minnesota the legislature is
working ona law lo require motlier. '
to nurse their babies SO many hours
a day. That is what might be called
badly needed maternal legislation. |
UNDER the new dispensary law
there is no need of constables to en
force the law in the cities and towns
that have police, arid dispensaries
should not be established in towns
that have no police protection. Hut
Jicre ought to be a special officer
in each county to run down blind
tigers in the county.
OR THE DO
ured thousands of cases of R
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Elmstead, the Norfolk. Va., ct
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Will Bo Closed On and After the Lust
The County Dispensary Hoard will
not rescind Its action ordering tho
closing of tho Elloroc dispensary tin
loss the matter is taken before the
courts, which ls not likely in the face
of the fact that nearly every body in
Elloree want tho dispensary there
closed. Senator Raysor and Attorney
General Lyon's agrees as to the law.
Doth Messrs. Raysor and Lyon seem
to bo in symphathy with this board
and tho people of Elloree, and Mr.
Lyon is reported as suggesting a plan
by which the hoard may evade the
law In this case.
The suggestion advises the board
to destroy the dispensary, which the
law says must remain a dispensary
until an election Is held, but a sort
of negative purpose. This moans
they must withdraw from it their
support in a measure and pay the
dispenser there a merely nominal sal
ary, one which would not he remun
erative, and which he could not pos
sibly afford to accept.
If this ls a good plan then the
hoard has lt In their power to act In
a similar manner In regard to any
other dispensary In the county, and
by their own discretionary powers
could convert the whole county into a
prohibition district. This, it appears,
would defeat the purpose of the law
and vary materially from the local
option platform of Governor Ansel,
which this law was framed to carry
BUND TIGERS (?ALOHE.
Said to bo ns Thick as Hops In Darl
The Darlington News says: "lu
one section of this county there are
so many blind tigers that the busi
ness has become unprofitable. There
are so many selling whiskey that
there are no customers for any one,
every man has his own liquor but no
one to whom ho can sell. Which ls
the bettor way, therefore, to legalize
the sale or have the state of affairs
which now exist*? lt ls useless to
talk about enforcing the law because
that is not going to be dono to any
THURK will bc a battle royal be
tween tho political forces of Sena
tor Foraker and Secretary Taft for
the control of Ohio politics. Both
of these gentlemen are avowed can
didates for the Republican nomina
tion for the presidency.
I larriman tells a tough tale on
President Roosevelt, As will be
seen by his hitter, on the first page
he says the President, appealed to
him in 1904 to help him save the
Republican party. When rogues
fall out honest men get their duos.
The boy who saves his money be
comes the banker, the merchant,
tho professional man. The boy who
never saves a cent makes thc man
who "earns his bread by the sweat
of his brow," who never owns a
home or enjoys the luxuries of life.
So Teddy wanted to gvt rid of old
tuan Depew by putting- him off on
tho French because ho was a stumb
ling' block to the Now York Repub
licans. Hut. old man Depew refused
to be so disposed of.
Judge Parker knew what he was
t alking about when he said the big
corporations were giving boodle
freely to elect Teddy 111 1004. The
boodlers arc confessing.
William A. Dunlap, millionaire,
son of the hat manufacturer, is to
marry a manacure girl after a three
days courtship. They will'bo heard
of next, in the divorce courts.
CTORS H AV
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thors, of Baltimore, after tr.
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Went her Forecast.
While we are not a prophet or the
son of a prophet but it is becoming
a popular fad to give weather fore
casts, so here is our prediction for
this month: During thc first half
there will be some brisk winds from
the north, but every clay the suu will
rise, and often there'll be gloomy
skies; some days, however, may be
fair, with southern winds and mel
low air. Those things will happen
sure we know, because they always
This good month's moon will f?ll,
and ellice seekers work their "pull."
Some lucky ones will land the prize,
while other men esteemed aswise will
fail in all they undertake and find
they've made a sad mistake, for
Charlatans to fortune ride while
modest worth is thrust aside. These
things will happen, we know because
they've always happened so,
In this good month of 1906, the
boys and girls will have fun. They'll
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kiss each other in thc dark; they'll
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they will own a kid, just like their
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The Florence Times says "Senator
Raysor of Orangdburg, one of the
best lawyers of the state has given
out an interview in which he sup
ports Attorney General Lyon's in
terpretation of the Carey-Cothran
law in regard to the closing of the
dispensaries, which has been so
much discussed. He says that the
inability to close existing dispensa
ries is a defect in the "local option" \
law." The Times then goes on to
say; "The truth of the matter is j
that there were many defects in
that law which might have been cor
rected if the advocates of it had not
been so much afraid that the state
dispensary men woule have out ma
neuvered them on the floor of the
house and they, having the majority
refuse to allow anything to be
beard from the other side. The
Carey-Cothran law is not a local op
tion law, it has mighty little option
about it. May be next year they
will allow some of the intelligence
and experienct of the otherside come
iii to help make a law that will be of
benefit to the state."
Some flood Advice.
We have recieved a copy of a circu
lar letter which is being circulated
among the colored people of Orange"
burg and adjoining counties by the
Negro Ministerial and Lay Uuion,
of Orangeburg county-an organiza
tion compose'1, for the most part of
the more conservative, trustworthy
and substantial colored citizens.
Tho circular contains much well
considered advice lo the colored peo
ple. It advises the people of the
race to be law-abiding and to inform
themselves of the laws, so that they
may be useful citizens, lt advises
them to pay more attention to the
training of their children and to
build up their homes.
The circulai also speaks of the
foreign labor that is being brought
to this count ry,and tells colored
people that if they prove themselves
worthy thc immigrant question will
not affect them in the least.
In all the circular is calculated to
be very helpful, if tho colored peo- .
pie will hoed the advice given.
Carlos C. Parler, who was charged
with the killing of William .J. Harley
at Harjeyville, Dorchester county,!
some months ago was acquited in (
the court of general sessions Tues
day at St Georges. The case bas
created considerable interest on ac
count of the circumstances sur
rounding tho killing ami dur
ing tho progress of the trial the
court room was lilied tb overflowing?
The verdict of the jury is univer
sally approved throughout the court-,
ty, as Harley was shot while he
was attempting to forcibly enter
the residence of a peaceful, law
abiding citizen, after he had been
repeatedly warned not tofj come in
and the pica of self-defense, interpos
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established beyond, question.
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