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?tarder of R. T. Westcott
? ARE NOW IN JAIL
ax Gardner, Jr., and J. B. liny
Charged With tlio Crime and T.
O. Jones Wanted as a Witness.
Tho Authorities Determined to
Run Down tho Guilty Parties If
The State says Jim Gardner, Jr.,
and J. B. Hoy are in the Richland
jail as the result of the inquest into
the cause of the death of R. T. Wes
cott, and the coroner's jury has rec
ommended the arrest of T. C. Jones,
who is said to know something of the
matter. Gardner was arrested the
afternoon of the murder and has
been in jail ever since.
Hoy was arrested last Friday night
week after an adjourned session of
the coroner's inquest, and was re
leased Wednesday of this week, but
was rearrested Thursday night. He
was with Gardner the night proceed
ing thc killing of Mr. Wescott.
Tom Jones' connection with the
matter is that he has declared that
he has information which would im
plicate some one. He made this
statement to Mr. Jesse Thomas, the
father-in-law of Mr. Wescott, and
tile jury had the information the
night of the homicide, it having been
conveyed to them privately. But Tom
Jones has been seen only once since
Mr. Thomas' statement to the jury
was that Tom C. Jones had come to
him the afternoon of the homicide
and had stated that if inducements
in the form of rewards should bc of
fered he would give information
which would incriminate some peo
ple. That is all that is known of Tom
Jones' connection with it, but the of
ficers are very anxious to get him
and lind out what he knows. Coroner
Walker stated Thursday night that
he has an idea where Jones is and
that bc may get hold of him Friday.
The inquest convened Thursday
night at 0:30. This was the third sit
ting. After having heard the testi
mony of several witnesses the jury
deliberated about an nour and
brought in the following verdict;
"That R. T. Wescott came to his
death by gunshot wound at thc hand
of party or parties unknown to the
jury at this time. We, the jury, re
commend that Jim Gardner, Jr., J.
B. Hoy and T. C. Jones be held for
"George A. Burns, H. E. Watts,
C. L. Slitrh, H. L. Creighton, R. L.
Murrell, G. M. Miller, F. C. Grigsby,
P. M. Malone, W. S. Brown, W. F.
Stieglitz, T. I. Harris, J. D. Pop
The coroner's jury also recom
mended that thc grand jury be ap
prized of the conditions in this coun
ty with thc view of getting mounted
rural police. This very interesting
action was expressed in the follow
"We, the jury empanelled by the
coroner to investigate the death of
R. T. Wescott, after rendering our
verdict do resolve:
"That the coroner bc and is here
by requested to appear before the
next grand jury to Richland county
and give an account of thc murders
recently committed in our suburbs.
"That he express to the grand jury
and desire that they carefully consid
er the pressing needs of a mounted
county police service and make such
recommendations as will promote the
inauguration of such police protec
"George A. Bruns, foreman; H.
E. Watts, C. L. Sligh, Ii. L. Murrell,
P. M. Malone, F. S. Grigsby, H. L.
Creighton. G. M. Miller, W. S.
Brown? IVS. Harris, J.D. Pop well."
At the inquest several interesting
things were brought out. Coroner
Walker so handled the case that Hoy
was confused and contradicted him
self. He was very much worked up
over this and was quite unruly at one
It will be remembered that Mr. R.
T. Wescott, a bulcher who had a shop
on Taylor street and lived in Waver
ley, was found dead by the school
house in Waverley on the morning
of May By his side was found a
32-callibre revolver with two empty
chambers and tho suicide theory was
at first indulged by some. But later
developments indicated foul play.
While tho bullet which produced
death was a -VJ. calibre, yet. the wound
was such that it was wcllnigh impos
sible for Mr. Westcott, a man with
one hand, to have indicted it.
The homicide occurred about .r> a.
m. That afternoon Jim Gardner, n
rather notorious young man of Wa
verley, was arrested on suspicion. He
had been seen banging around the
Shandon dancing pavilion until about
2 a. m. or later, and he was again
there about 7 a. m. and knew all <>f
the particulars of tho homicide
which had been discovered an hour
Ol' two before.
His own contradictory statements
about his acquaintance with the de
ceased and bis knowledge that Wes
cott was (lead caused bis detention
J. B. Hoy was arrested on suspic
ion also. He and (lardner were very
Click. They bad tried to "bold up"
ex-Magistrate R. A. Larick once, and
when they saw that their identity
was known I bey passed it off as a
joke. Likewise tbey held upa boy
named Shlill in Waverley one night,
and when ho called I heir names they
ii tin passed this off as "just for
fun." Moy and (lardner were re
] ii . !iu have been seen together on
li:: ;| reel tho night before the
:'.>.) fat ii ' direel evidence bas been
produced, but t be conduct, of the t WO
men bas excited suspicion.
Thursday night Coroner Walker
introduced a witness, W. F. ('arlar,
who conducts a store at thc corner
of Gervais and Heidi streets. ?Io
swore t hat between X and J) o'clock
the morning of t he homicide a young
man came lo bim lo borrow a nickle*
with which to Kel up town to collect
some money. The man was Hoy, for
Garter, after remonst rat ing with the
young man for not working, loaned
him the i? cents and wrote Hoy's
name on tho wall.
He contends that about, an hour
later Hoy came back, repaid the loan,
went to the back of the store and
took a drink. Carter mentioned the
WILL BE HIGH.
Cotton May Go to Twenty Cents ?
Tho Spinners in .\moilni Aro Short
Ami a Cotton Failli UV Shires Them
In tho Fuco.
Cotton seems to be getting very
scare?and hard to get in the South.
The Florence Times says the cotton
men ail tell the farmers to refrain
from selling their cotton, all admit
Hf teen cents cotton and some expect
to see tho staple bring as high as
twenty cents. There is no cotton in
the country and a famine faces the
American mills. The English mills
got the best of the American mills
this season to pay them for having
tricked them two or three times in
the past and they did their American
cousins up to a brown finish.
The European spinners sent a com
mittee over here and that committee
went over the country in company
with the officers of the Southern
Cotton association, made a tour of
inspection of the cotton belt. The
American spinners took the reports
of the government and the estimate
of Mr. Hester of New Orleans and
others and they looked wise and let
the European h?ve the cotton.
Liverpool quotations stuck steadi
ly above New York in spite of the
hammering of the American bears
and the cotton went in a steady
stream to Europe. Now the colton
is gone from the fields, gone from the
warehouses, gone from everywhere
and the spinners of this country are
crying for cotton and it is not to be
The planters of Louisiana have
planted four times and they say they
have no crop yet. Frost and Hood
have played havoc with them. The
Mississippi men have planted three
times and no crop yet, and Ibo coun
try under Hood. Colton seed is run
ning short. In Texas the fanners
are paying any price for planting
Cotton seed is soiling in open mar
ket for $(>"> a ton and it is mighty
scarce. The farmers all over Un1
country have run out of seed and the
crushers have not thc seed to sell
them back. They bought all they
could, sweeping the farmer's floors
and are still thirty percent behind
last year. In Texas the boll weevil
coming earlier than ever is destroy
ing the young plants.
Cotton, if it is good staple, can he
sold today at the owner's own price;
Even bad cotton will bring good
prices, the spinners want anything
and they confess it. They lei tho
cotton go in their efforts to beat the
price down below thal fixed by the
association and they have lost.
The association is stronger today
than it bas ever been and its future
was never so bright. There is every
reason today why the farmer, pvcry
farmer, should stand by the associa
tion and win bis independence in this
one year of grace, lt will most, like
ly be done. The farmer controls the
situation and if he does not throw
away his opportunity he just cannot,
A lot of colton was sold by the
very wise ones, who know better than
thc united wisdom of the whole as
sociation for nine and a fraction, fu
ture delivery this fall, and every ef
fort is going tobe made to force
these sellers to deliver that cotton.
lt is going to bc a most interesting
situation. This, considered in con
nection with the recent fight on
bucket shops and gambling in cotton
is going to make a pretty state* of af
fairs when the buyers of the con
tracts begin to squeeze.
TtlN Washington Posl thinks that
Michigan man who is accused of Inn -
ing seventeen wives must have been
determined to have his buttons sew
ed on if he went to jail for it.
matter of the killing of Mr. Wes
cott. Witness' testimony on this point
"He went in ami look his drink
and came back Out, and 1 mentioned
something of thc tragedy and 1 no
ticed he seemed somewhat affected,
a change in Ins complexion al the
mention of it, and there was no con
versation after thal between us. and
ho soon left and went on."
Hoy bad ben n kept in ignorance of
Carter's presence and testimony.
When brought into thc room whore
the inquest was hold, Hoy denied
that he knew VV. F. Carter, denied
having borrowed the 5 cents and de
nied that he came into Columbia be
fore ll ;:!() in the morning, and swore
positively thal lie did not take the
car that morning.
('arter was brought in and con
fronted Hoy, identifying him at
once. Hoy then admit led that he had
borrowed the nickle but declared
that, it had been in the afternoon.
II<>y gave a rather indistinct ac
count of his movements in Columbia,
hilt it was brought oui thal he pawn
ed a pair of shoes to Goldstein for
?jil, got a (pun t of X liquoivfoi' (ill
cents and then Went home. Ile could
nrove by Steve Gardner that il wa
5:'10 in the afternoon. He claimed to
have the pawn ticket at home. [Jo
said thai be and Jim Gardner had
bought a quart of whiskey in the
morning and he hail bought this oth
er in I be afternoon.
The coroner asked: "Did you buy
whiskey twice that day?"
A. lt was three limes, I think, two
or three times.
Q. Do you usually buy it that way
every day? A. No, .sir.
0. Seemed to be worried that day?
A. Had n?thirig to worry me.
ti. You and (lardner didn't usual
ly come up thai ninny times a da\
and drink, did you? A. No.
The other witnesses examined
Thursday night threw no light on
the subject except ihat a negro wo
man named Scylla Moore test ?lied
that very early the morning of the
homicide she saw a man at the Shan
don pavilion and when he saw ber
and another woman approaching he
turned his back. She could dot iden
A young man named Mont'/! testi
fied that dim Gardner bad had a 82
Coroner Walker stated Thursday
light that he will urge (?ev. Ansel to
ncreasothe amount ?d' reward offer
'd from .>Ki() lo $250. The city bas
When Hoy was rearrested Thurs?
lay night by Constable A. P. Rieh?
irdson of Waverley, ho was disposed
o be quite resentful attir?t, hut was
?laced in jail without difficulty.
Followed by Major-General Henry ! <
Ronald Douglas Mciver.
A ROMANTIC CAREER.
A Soldier of Fortuno Who Fought
For Kiglitooil Countries Died Lust
Week in New York. Ho lind Many
Adventures, Ono of Which Was
thc Killing of Major Tomlin, of
Maj. Gen. Henry Ronald Douglas
Maelver, of the Servian army, major
in the Confederate States army, and
with rank varying from the highest
to the lowest under eighteen flags,
who died in a lodging house in New
York last week; was facing grim pov
erty when he went to his rest. His
battle-scarred body was found by his
landlady, Mrs. Mabel Campbell, who
forced the door open after raping on
it in vain,
The general had been heard mov
ing about his room in the early morn
ing. The night before he had com
plained of feeling cold and Mrs.
Campbell had sent him a drink of
whiskey, and later a cup of tea. A
fellow-lodger went to bis room at
midnight, and asked bim if he need
"I thank you, sir," the general re
plied. "I need nothing." The police
of the Twentieth street station, tak
ing an inventory of bis belongings,
wrote it down that the soldier of for
tune, the warrior who had fought
under eighteen tings for the mere
love of fighting, bad db cents in cash
and his clothing. If the general has
tened bis end, it was done so careful
ly that no one suspected it. "Appar
ently natural death" was recorded
on the blotter at the station.
Mrs. Campbell said that her lodger
was ready to start for Washington
several days before his death, but re
ceived a letter which kept bim in
New York. Gen. Mac!ver was sixty
one years old, but showed few signs
of bis age.
He was waiting for Richard Hard
ing Davis, who bas written so much
about bis fighting career," said Mrs.
Campbell. He was expecting Mr.
Davis in a few days, and told me
about it. Wi? all know that the old
gentleman was a great soldier. He
Gen. Muclver's scant belongings
consisted of uniforms, bis welT-car
ed-for street clothes and a trunk full
of papers telling of his life of adven
The general was born on Christ
mas day. 1864, in Hampton Roads.
Va., aboard a ship seeking a harbor.
His father was Ronald Maelver, a
Scotchman. The son went to Italy
and fought under Garibaldi. Heserv
ed in the Ten Years' war in Cuba, in
Grete, in Greece; twice in the Carlist
revolutions in Spain, in Bosnia. He
returned to Virginia, when war on a
gigantic scale was framing. His
sword was offered to Gen. Robert E.
Lee and was accepted. He fought
with Stuart and Stonewall Jackson,
and was four times wounded during
the great conflict.
At the (dose of the war there was
much dueling between the officers of
the two armies. Maelver was in one
of the! e affairs outside of Vicksburg.
His combatant was Maj. Tomlin, of
the Vermont United States artillery
volunteers. They fought with
swords. Maelver running Iiis oppon
ent through the body and cleaning
bis blade with bis handkerchief.
"lb" is dead; we must go." called
one of Maclver's seconds.
A negro brought up the horses of
Maelver and bis seconds.
".My friends are in baste." said
Maelver, turning to the seconds of
the man be bad slain. "Is there any
thing I can do? I hope that you con
sider this matter settled honorably."
Then be mounted and rode away.
After the civil war Maelver, with
ol ber Soul bern officers, went to Mex
eo. lb' fought under Maximilian
there. When the fighting was over
lie went to Kgypt and then to France;
everywhere that cannon were bot
and the caravans of war were plow
ing up UH- roads Maelver was to be
Maelver was appointed United
Stales consul at Dania, Spain. The
?nan be was to succeed declined to
eel out, and the soldier of fortune
immediately suggested that they go
to the outskirts of the city and sot
( le the mat ter wit h pistols or swords.
Stephen Bonsai, the present corres
pondent of the New York Times in
St. Petersburg, wno was then the
charge d'afi'airs at Madrid, was sent
to adjust malters. He adjusted the
maller and Mciver was installed
The daring ol' Maelver was best
exemplified, perhaps, when be took
part in the Cretan struggle against,
the Turks. Ile was received more
l han gladly by the Cretans, who gave
bim "full power ty make war on
land and sea against the enemies of
Crete, and particulary against the
Sultan ol' Turkey and the Turkish
forces, and lo burn, destroy or cap
ture any vessel bearing the Turkish
ibu'." After getting through this
proposition alive be went to Athens,
and lalor put in a few months trying
toexterminatc the Grecian brigands,
fighting in the mountains and doing
so well at it. I bat. be was given the
highes! decoration that the king of
(?reece could confer upon bim.
lt was in Servia thal Maelver at
tained his highest, rank as an officer.
He received a commission from the
prince of Servia to organize an in
dependent cavalry brigade. He loft
Fleet street, London, for Belgrado,
ind got busy gathering men who lov
id fighting. He go! the right men
ind trained them well, commanding
i legion of a thousand cavalrymen
d' Ku. so Servians against the Turks.
Ile received (be cross of IbeTakovo
ode!' l'or gallant service, and was
nade major general in command of
ill of the cavalry of the Servians,
rbe decoration was given bim on the
?VC ol' bal I le.
If ?Mac I vcr was nothing else, be
vas picturesque --always. He lent a
.olor to bis surroundings, whether
bey wi re the condors and vestibule
d' tho Hoffman house, where he liad
teen a character for years, orwhoth
>r tlioy were the table d'hote holes
n t he-wall en the lower West Side,
vhere all the patrons affect to be
?orsons with mysterious missions or
vi tl i pasts.
Maelver had fought as an of??ccr
HO WILLYT BE?
Fh? Pol?ticas Pot 8og|s to Sim
mer Over the Country
SOME BOOMS HEARD
Ami FaVOI'ito SOILS Figure in Several
Minor Sklrn.lHhcs. Tho Peerless
Heyan is Acknowledged to ho tho
Standard Dearer of ttyo Jefferson
inn Democrats and Will Win tho
Political activitives arc engaging
the attention of millions of people
througout the United States at the
present Linie. Tito question of who
will be the canflidates^jw* the Pres
idency put forth by tUflfJLwo great
political parties is most eng rossing.
In several states bot battles are ue.
ing waged by thc aanorcnts of "fav
orite sons." In Ohio, the modern
"center of President making," a
battle royal has been fought recent
ly by the Foraker and Taft interests
and the backers of the Secretary of
War have come out victorious.
In other words, when the National
Republican convention meets, there
will be a solid Ohio delegation in
favor of nominating Secretary Taft
for the Presidency. He is the "fav
orite son?' of t'ne Buckeye state to
all intents and purposes at the pres
ent time. While Secretary Taft has
not announced his candidacy abso
lutely, it is undersood that he will
do so early in June in a speech he is
about to make supporting the poli
cies of goverment of Theodore Roose
velt and favoring their continuance
for four years more.
In making that speech Secretary
Taft will outline the platform
the Republican party will adopt,
doubtless, at the convention. It
must not" be thought, however,
that Ohio will rule the convention,
simply because it has come out in
support for Taft, instead of indors
ing Foraker,a re-actionary, for there
are many other candidates in thc
field for Presidential honors.
There are Fairbanks, who bas al
ready been assured the support of
Indiana in the convention; Hughes,
of New York, whose little boom
started by former Gov. Odell, was
not heard far: Fl ibu Root, who
would like to be President, but who
will have to work hard to get the
backing of New York state, and Sen
ator Knox whose Presidential boom
has not been beard of since it was
launched by Pennslyvanians in Wash
ington a couple of months ago. All
these men are possibilities, and
strong ones, too, for they are all men
of marked ability in Executive work.
BOOMS SOMEWHAT RESTRICTED.
The well defined political move
ments in favor of certain possible
candidates are not general. The
Taft boom bas no root in New York
state: the Root movement luis no
tendril in Ohio: the Fairbanks boom
has vent ured into several states, but
it has bad the effect of lowering thc
political temperature considerably;
the Hughes stir had a short gasp in
New York state, although Gov.
Hughes has gained great populari
ty and respect in many states on
account of his individual work for
good government; the Knox boom,
just a tiny little noise, has not been
heard outside of Pennslvania pand
the Foraker boom is dead and buried
under the massive predonderance of
Secretary Taft. Therefore, it ia
seen there bas been no definite cam
paign operations launched by any of
the "favorite sons."
The Roosevelt movement is the
strongest Republican current in the
political sea at the present time.
There are millions of the admirers
of the President who are anxious
for him to run again for the office
he bas graced so well. Foi many
months, in spite of the President's
statements that he will not be a can
didate to succeed himself, there will
bea popular movement throughout
the country, the object of which
will be to force the nomination on
the President in spite of his own de
sires. To-day that movement is
the very greatest in the political life
of the country, and it is gaining
strength week by week, such great
strength that the adherents ol the
"favorite sons" are beginning to
become worried over the probable
outcome of thc agitation.
IN TI IE DEMOCRATIC CAMP.
All roads lead to Bryan in the
Democratic territory. Without a
doubt., according to the leading
spirits in the party of Jefferson,
Bryah will be the standard bearer
in tho coming Presidential cam
paign. The South would like to
!i"ve one of its Democratic states
men President. There tun; those
in the South, however, who are of
the opinion the time is not ripe for
booming a Southerner as a Presi
They think thal a smouldering
animosity exists between the old
men of the North and the South.
That is doubtless so, bul it does not
deter the Southerners from desiring
lo have one of their statesmen on
the ticket willi Bryan. There are
many able Democrats in the South
who would lili with ability the office
r>f Vice President. Senator Culber
jon, of Texas, an able political gen
eral, has been spoken of as a proh
ibi? running male of Bryan. Iloke
Smith, of Georgia, a seasoned polit
ical warrior of the strenous type,
las also boon mentioned as a man
it to travel in double harness with
die Nebraska statesman. Senator
Daniels, ot Virginia, ono of the
lecpest thinkers in the Senate, has
)een singled out amone; Democrats
is a man worthy of being on the po
itical banners with Bryan.
It. is the desire of the Democratic
?arty to stick to statesmen for
heir leaders and not attach faith to
nillionaires such as Se wal I, wh<< ran
vlth Bryan the first time, or Henry
'under eighteen flags." In 1884 be
jot a newspaper man to write a book
?flus tales, entitled "Under Pour*
cen Flags." R didn't get into the
auks of the ten best, soldier of t hat
lay, but. Mrs. Campbell's lodging
louse folk said that Richard Harding
)avis bad bad the general in tow ami
he t wo of t hem had planned to pub*
?sh another book some time next
all. They said also that Davis, got
nost of bis material for bis "Capt.
Jacklin," from the experiences of
had failed. Rheumacide
Johns Hopkins Hospital, t
of Salem, Va., and D. H.
remedies and the doctors
Almost n Miracle In Tills Case
nt... . .Dillon. S. C. Aa
Bobbitt Chemical Company:
Gentlemen:-In September, iwo. 1 tool<
malism in a very bad form (inllammatoi y)
month after tim disease started 1 had to e
my work and KO to bed. It continued tc
worse until my arms and hands were
drawn, so much so that I could not uso
My lees were tira wu bank till my loot to
my li i ns. 1 was as helpless as a baby for i
12 months. Tho muscles ol my arms au
were hard and shriveled up. I suffered
many limes over. Was treated hy six dil
physicians in McColl, Dillon and Mai io
none ol (hum could do mc any u< od, until
i'. KwillK, ol Dillon, came to see mc. Il
nm to try your Kl I KUM ACIDIC. Hu L'ot n
bo ttl ti thu medicine and I beean to til
and bei..re thc first bottle was used up I
io tot better. 1 used bH bottles and was
pletcly cured. .That was years nco ai
health Mas been excellent ever since,
had no symptoms of rheumatism. Wi
further that I heirn n to walu in about si:
after I bonan to take RHEUM ACIDE wit
aid of crutches; in about three months i
bcuan to take it I could walk as good ft:
body, and went back to work again.
Yours truly. JAMliS WILF
Tho Frightful IMuguo of Locusts in
From earliest Biblical times the Io
dise has been regarded as a pest and
a destroyer of inanimate life. Swarms
of them swooped down upon the
green valleys of Egypt and made life
miserable for agriculturists thous
ands of years ago. When the locusts
came, famine followed. In this coun
try they occasionally do considerable
damage to growing crops, but the
plague has never been anything like
that in South Africa this spring.
A year ago Pennsylvania and parts
of adjoining states were visited by
locusts but they stuck mostly to the
woodland, and the grain crops were
not much molested. In the early
morning and at sundown the woods
was turned into a bedlam of noise by
the chirping of hundreds of thous
ands of them. They fed on the young
trees, and acres of them turned
brown as in autumn from the bites
of the insects.
Not very long ago great swarms of
locusts passed over the Rand in South
Africa. The whole country, lovely
in the growth of splendid crops, and
made greener and more beautiful by
timely rains than it had been in many
years, was in a brief few days turn
ed into a bare, brown and withered
desert. The swarm literally ate its
way through the country, and made
a clean job of it. They consumed
whole fields of grain, and the loss to
the farmers is incalculable.
The country is at a loss to know
bow to deal with the scour age. The
ordinary methods which have been
used in the past in combatting the
pest have utterly failed. Cyprus
screen bas been of no use. So im
mense was the swarm that the fields
and forests were not large enough to
bold the myriads, and they swarmed
into the towns and cities.
.Streets of thc city of Johonnes
burg have been made hideous by the
ceaseless, dreary chirping. A locust
can make more noise for its size than
any other insect, and its chirp is a
Weird, unpleasant sound that is par
ticularly trying to the nerves. A half
dozen of them can make enough
noise to annoy a whole si piare. Paney
the state of things where countless
thousands of them are holding their
In Johannesburg tho streets are
litterally a brown mass of crushed
locusts. They have tied up the street
car t rallie by settling on the rails,
their crushed bodies making the rails
so slippery that the car wheels re
volve without moving the car.
Men are obliged to go over the
line and sWeep (dear the track for
the approaching cars, and in 15 min
utes they have the job to do over
again. Already Ibis state of affairs
bas caused several bad accidents. A
j motor car bas been smashed, and
; tw<> tram cars have been telescoped.
The motormen have great difliculty
in controlling the cars on the greasy
tracks, Steam cars are having the
In some of tin1 smaller towns where
no particular effort bas been made
Lo keep the streets clear of the dead
] bodies, pedestrians slide about in the
squirmy mass in a most disgusting
manner. All are obliged lo remove
shoes on entering their homes after
having been on the streets.
Tun St. Matthews county advoca
tes have published a letter from a
gentleman, who bold about the best
paying of?ice in Hamberg County, lo
prove that the organization of Bam
berg County was a great blessing.
No doubt it was to the gentleman
with tho fatoflice, and be could hard
ly be expected to say anything else,
but l?OW about the fellows wno non't
DID you ever slop to reflect that
it was one thing to talk about peo
ple and another fiting to have people
talk about you? If those of us who
use our tongues a little too freely,
about our neighbors, would stop and
reflect about this matter and know
the groat evil that comes from too
much gossij) and tattling, we art'
sure we would call a halt and gossip
no more forever.
Gassaway Davis, who was a weak
running mate to Parker. Many of
the Democrats do not sympathize
with Bryan's government owner
ship ideas. The Nebraska man.
however, has lately made it a point
to state he would not insist upon his
theories in that regard being em
bodied in the Democratic plutform.
TER THE DO
lured thousands of cases of R
cured John F. Kline and ot
he greatest hospital in the W<
Olmstead, the Norfolk, Va., c<
had given up hope. Rheum?
of rheumatism she ha<
! 1& Hughes, of Atkins, Va.,"
There is a reason why il
! ina' cal science, and while p
' prow ?* the blood, it operate
i?uiiy most delicate stomach.
JWEEPS ALL P<
<.days A purely vegetable rem
rttcr I curcs by removing the cause,
s any Sample bottle and booklet frei
.ES. BOBBITT CHEMIC
SCHOOL MON KY,
The Coil) pt roi lei' Ocucral Issues War*
neills to Various Couillles.
The comptroller general Friday
issued the warrants for the last dis
tribution of dispensary school mon
ey, the sum representing the rem
nant of the fund left over after the
old State situation went out of busi
ness. The total amount distributed
amounted to $63,'109.94, and a part
of it was on the basis of tho deficien
cy in the amount, given each scholar
by the respective counties and the
result by the enrollment. The amount
bv counties follows:
Counties. Deficiency, rollment.
Abbeville.$ 299<20 $1,547.91
Aiken. 156.35 1,530.38
Anderson. . 2,600.96
Bamberg. 1.25 717.75
Barnwell. 222.80 1,215.7.")
Beaufort. .- 672.58
Berkeley. . 971.17 j
Charleston .. .. . 2,451.85
Cherokee. . 851.61
Chester ... . . 1,154.00
Chesterfield. 1,565.74 788.00
Clarendon. 864*25 1.155.02
Colleton. - 981.38
Darlington. .- 1,210.81
Dorchester. .. . 578.96
Edgefield . 58.50 1,018.00
Fairfield. - 1,256.31
Florence . 38.57 1,199.80
Georgetown. .- 688.10
Greenville. .12.72 2,I. 11
Greenwood . . 1,291,05
Hampton. 714.00 P?3.151
Horry. 2,100.00 1,11". 16
Kershaw. 44.00 0::.S5?
Lancaster. 395.50 l,lo4.08i
Laurens. 136.92 1, . .
Lee. 100.58 907.85
Lexington. 317,40 1,1:20.90 !
Marion . . 1,4;)2.08|
Marlboro. 141.34 1,1 ... ; !
Newberry. . 1,143.821
Oconee.... 895.21 1,101.22
Orangeburg_ 98.4 I 2,7'*? 011
Dickens. 128.80 ! U.};5 ?
Richland. . 1,1 94.821
S?lvala. 1,028.00 960.27 \
Spartanburg.... 46.86 2,979,67 !
Sumter. . 1 ,o20.66 '
Union . . 1,1^0.051
Williamsburg.... 240.30 1,385.291
York. 27,00 LS ?2.2o
Total.$9,263.51 $54,1 16,4.1 |
YOU H (?HAM? MOTH Kit VHK? IT.
Hut She Never lind Sulphur In Siuh
Convenient Koria As This.
Your grandmother usod Sulphur]
as her favorite household comedy, |,
mid so did hoc grand mot her, ?iil- i
phar has hoon cueing skin lind ?!ood li
disensos for a hundred years. '
Mut in tho old days (hov hud to i
tnk? powered sulphur. Now lina-j
cork's Liquid Sulphur gives it to you i
in tho hos! possible form and y< ; gt
tho full honeflt.
I lundeotk's Liquid Sulphui' mut,
Ointment, quickly euro iSczcmu. Tot
tor, Snit, lthetim ?md nil Shin Dis
ensos. lt cured nu ugly nicer for
Mrs. Ann VY. VVlllOlt, Of Washington,
l). C., In i h reo days.
Talton internally, it purifies ih>
Mood and clears tho compte don.
Your druggists solis lt.
Sulphur Mookie! free, if you write
Hancock Liquid Sulphur Company,
Their May Raised.
An increase sit lt? per cent in the
pay ?d' conductors over the entire
system of the Atlantic Coa??t Linchas
been granted hy the oltieials, cifec
tivo May I, in response to a request
made by thc general adjustment
Thc raise will apply to freighl as
well as passenger conductors, and
will practically moid the request
made by tho conductors, who had
prepared a schedule of salaries for
the conductors, computed on the
number of miles traveled by them.
The argument used by the commit
too in sustaining their claims for an
increase of pay was that tho price of
living bas greatly increased and they
are requested todo a great deal more
work than formerly over the same
amount of mileage, the railroads
getting the benefit of more work for
thc same amount of pay a mile.
An order has been issued Kraut inp;
the increase, computing the salaries
thal will be paid to conductors ac
cording to mileage and time. This
Bchediilc bears a uniform increase of
lt) per cent, and tidal:- really more
than was asked for by the conduc
tors. The management of the road
seemed perfectly williup; to come to
an agreement with tho Conductors,
and after being shown schedules of
prices paid in other sections O? the
county readily agreed to tho advance.
heumatism after all the dod
thers. of Baltimore, after th
arid, had failed. Rheumacid
mtractor, after they had spei
icide cured Mrs. Mary Welbo
d endured for 20 years. R
after the most famous New
t cures : Rheumacide is the I
lowerful enough to sweep all
ss by purely natural metho
and builds up the entire sys
DISONS OUT OF THE
edy that goes right to the seat of t
Your druggist sells and recommend
B if you send five cents for postage t
AL COMPANY. Proprietors, Bnltlni
There is considerable complaint
about the distribution of the pension
fund. It is claimed that some coun
ties get a great deal more than they
are entitled to, while others are
shared out. Recently the Florence
Times called attention to the corres
pondence from Spart anburg to Thc J
News and Courier about the pensions '
given out in that county. Thc cor
respondent thought that the pension
roll in Spartanburg County was larg
er than it ought to be. He seems to
think that there are names on the
list which omrht not to be there.
Spartanburg County was given $20,
000 of the pension money. Just
about four times as much as Orange
burg County was given. We think
t here must be something wrong about
this distribution, but just how to
remedy it is the question.
Of course Spartanburg has grown
in population a great deal since the
close of tho war, and many cotton
mills have been built, and no doubt
confederate soldiers have moved in
from i>ther counties and from North
Carolina, but it hardly seems credit
able that they should have increased
the pension roll as much as it now
appears to be. Spartanburg County
bas about eight hundred names on
ber pension rolls. Thc roll should
be purged, as we are satisfied that
there are names on it that should
not be there.
The Abbeville Medium, which is
edited by a gallant old veteran,
makes a suggestion that each county
take charge of its own pensioners,
and provide a fund for them. We do
not know bow this would work. Un
less the different counties would
agree to pay their pensioners about
the same, such a charge would cause
a great deal of dissatisfaction. Then
again in some of the counties that
arc heavily burdened with taxation,
thc needy old veteran might be neg
lected and given nothing hardly. On
the whole we think it best for the
Slate lo manage the matter. Then
the strong, rich counties can help
tho weaker counties and pay the
neady old veterans a uniform sum.
Bul the roll should be thoroughly
purged in every county, and the mon
ey given only to those who are enti
tled to it. We are satisfied that
many get il now who are not entitled
A Wisc Law.
One of the wisest things ever done
by the Legislature was the passage
of the law giving the County Com
missioners the right to levy a tax of
one mill to build good roads. The
law wisely provides that the tax so
collected shall bo spent in the town
ship in which it is collected. We are
p'ad that the County Commissioners
nf tin.1; county has levied this tax and
wc bopi> that they will continue to
levy it until every road in the county
is put in good condition. This is a
luxury that, new counties like Lee,
Dorchester, Greenwood, and others,
cannot alford as they are heavily ta> -
(I for ordinary county purpose ai/,
tiber necessary expenses, such as
building courthouses, jails, and so
311. Coed roads are necessary if we
ivan I to keep up with the times. The
pnslodice Department requires the
i mal mail carriers to travel only
li :?? roads that we keep in good
..ondition. So it will be seen how
important it is for our roads to be
iopt up. Then, too, under our road
aw, there is no danger of the money
icing collected in one part of the
sounty being spenl on the roads of
mother part, as it requires that the
honey collected shall bc spent in tho
ownsbip In which it is collected.
BRYAN was elected President in
ISPS. After using millions of dollars
o defeat him and failing, theRepub
icans then stuffed the ballot boxes,
md in this way cheated him out of
ho election. Tiley can't do that
to any of our customers for Un? ask
pl um hug or linrdwiiro buslnoss, (tin
pago catalogue which will bo found
prices on anything In Hie supply lino.
COU MISIA Hl'I'PLY I
Tito Fair Sex. I
A woman is always prelOUdlllg
hal she never protends.
A woman Is always looking on tho
?right shh-- of a minor.
Courtshin I;: (ho juicy grape and
narrluge tho append lotus.
A quiet wedding is hut o ou rta In '
alsor for n stronous nftorpart,
Novor judge the dimensions of a '
s'oman'R brain hy tho sl/.o of her lint. 1
Mothers care liol who does tho
i vc taking if (hoy are allowed to ?lo I
he nu tchniaking. 11
There la something tho matter 1
tors and all other means s
e famous specialists of
e cured Austin Percelle,
nt large sums on other
rn, ofHigh Point. N. C ,
heumacide cured W. R.
York specialists failed,
ates! discovery of triwdi
germs end poisons out
os, does not injure th?
:? s ?umbage,
BLOOD, rc; .
he r'isoaso and Kidney Troubfew
s Rheumacide. La 0rippe.
O All Blood
When a man or woninn, who 1B wiso,
oi'tora n lo ni controvoray involving
u argo amount of money, do they soek
t i economize in tho matter cf compet
en co neel?
Would it bo economy to engngo an
Blt. rn?? y ut $7.r> who I Qt the case, when
tho ono who wanted \ 100 could have
w u it?
Wit.h tho mun or worran sufforing
f'om n chronio or doop dented ailment
thoro is much mo e nt stake 'han with
tho party who seeks tho lawyer.
I'loa^ery dny theio Bret oucands of
r on and women t? ho arc taking treafe?
mont for tho wrong trouble!
They havo gone to the homo physi
cian-a worthy man, y< t whoso ox
perlence in ueop-sontcd trouhloB is
0 nipArativoly limitod, cron ailoryonrs
Ob, how ?ul it is to seopntionta walt '
until four or Ave <J oti rs have given
t om up ?nd thou como to UB whon it
is too luto!
This happens som* timo^. n<'h more
01 -ii we b?ve rwon nbio t > i fleet a
c< mploto euro, uvou lindcrsiluh adverao
In nearly all of euch CV-BOS it baa
hoon our experience tit it. . h?rjot of
the trouble Ima rever boen discovered,
rmi that b t very ll ttl 0 tr. ntment
would have been necessary had wo had
tho nao a< the b ginning
If you, render,are not enjoying the
h n th that Natur? i. tou.o I yon
sh uld, writo to vs.
lu tho majority of cases it viii be
chonpor in die end for you to oven
m,tko u speolal dip to cull i>pou UB
Altor wo havo cen icu'lind a good
lo g talk with yon, we o.'trn cm bundle
your cuso at your own homo.
Sud fir our jour, al. "Health."
Moiled free in unprinted wrapper.
Dr Hat. away ic Go.,
22| S. ll ead St., At Unto, G J.
Please send mo lu unprinted envel
ope, your book for nen, fo? v. hi oh
tbore is no chat go and which dooa
tint place mo under any c bl ??''i tiona
Name of pnpor
H?< 9 ?+ooe*e*< i
9 WANTED OLD
ii PIANOS & ORGANS ii
\\ fm- which wo win allow tho J J
i> highes! prices toward how in-o
?j strumonts. No Club Rates to O
? offer, Inn wo pledge bettor in- ? ?
tl Strumen ts for tho sumo br less i ?
'! nionoy than those nt club rate!'
offers. W rite Malones Music ',
ll House, Columbln, S. C., for spo- O
^ cia 1 prices und terms. j|
IcItlCOKLES, As well as Sunburn,
Tan, .Moth, Pimples ?md Chaps, aro
cured with Wilson's Freeklo Curo.
Sold and guaranteed hy druggists.
50c. Wilson's Pair Skin Soap 25
I cts. 1. H. Wilson ?V C?>., Mfgrs. and
j Props, 63 and 65 Alexander street,
I Charloston, S. C.When ordering di
I root mention your druggist,
C^>//j OFFERED WORTHY
.j^tt^re YOUNG PEOPLE.
No matter how limited your moana or odo*
nation, If you denlro a thorough business trails*
lng BIKI good position,write, for our
GRBAT HALF RAT? OFFER.
Huecos?, tndependoneo and probn-M? W>TN
TUNK guaranteed. Don't delay ; write to-day.
The OA.-ALA. DUS. COLLBQD. Macon. O?M
ing, and lo any In tho machinery,
<\ any machinery owners. A iOO
val?a!,lo in every way. Write us for
?0., \ o tiinbia &. O.
with ?t woman when she is willing to
let a ainu do all tho talking.
Some wohien many in order to
ho Independent, and porno mon got
married for thnl ?fiiiifl reason,
A man I Ik OS t< , ?. v : . 'o la lin
unto; oldie and thou rou h po inst
th'OI ?-ho is frightened speechless.
M a mon appreciate tho nonsense
if n pretty woman far moro than
i hoy do the sense of n homely one.
Women, ns a rulo, havo poor hoads
for ligares. That may ho why U. hi
filmost impossible for ono tc ''gure
lier ago correctly.