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od Adopte:1, by the Rail
T POST TRAINS.
itogulntlons by Which it is Proposed
to Aid in Procuring Reasonable
CoiivoiiioncoB for Passengers. Com
plaints Will Probably bo Invited.
It Agents Foil to Carry Out tho
The railroad commission has before
it for consideration a set of rules
and regulations governing the pas
senger traffic, which the board will
take up at the next meeting for final
action. The proposed rules arc in
tended to remedy such inconven
iences of travel and of failure to
travel as thc posting of late delayed
trains, the publication of schedules,
the maintenance of fires, lights and
other conveniences at depots, the
handling of baggage and the condi
tion of passenger coaches. The com
mission, if this set of rules is adopt
ed, will also invite the complaining
public to complain to the commission
when anything goes wrong and the
implication is that tho commission
intends to remedy whatever goes
Inasmuch as the matters covered
by the proposed rules and regulations
are of much concern to the travelling
public they are given in full, as fol
GENERAL RULES APPLICABLE TO PAS
Rule 1. All railroad companies, or
persons, operating in ?South Carolina
as common carriers, shall be required
to have printed in largo type, and
kept posted in a conspicuous place in
each waiting room at depots in
South Carolina, from and after the
first day of., 1907, the following
"Notice.-All railroad companies
arc required under the laws of .South
Carolina and the rules of the railroad
commission to bulletin passenger
trains when late; to furnish good,
wholesome drinking water to passen
gers; to keep waiting room and pas
senger coaches clean, well lighted,
properly ventilated and comfortably
heated when neccessary.
"The railroad commission of South
Carolina would appreciate the prompt
reporting to ?ts ofiico at Columbia,
S. C., of thc failure of any company
or its agents to comply with these
Rule 2. Railroad companies are
required at all stations where pas
senger tickets are offered for sale,
to open their waiting rooms at least
thirty minutes before schedule time
of the arrival of all passenger trains,
or trains carrying passengers.
Rule 3. A soperate room for white
and colored passengers, sufficient for
their comfort and convenience, shall
be provided at all stations where pas
senger tickets are offered for sale,
and these waiting rooms shall be fur
nished with adequate lights, and,
when the inclemency of the weather
requires, with fire, and at all times
kept clean and made comfortable for
A substantial water cooler must he
in each waiting room with drinking
vessel conveniently placed. The said
cooler to be supplied with wholesome
water at all hours, to meet the re
quirements of passengers. There
shall be connected with each of these
waiting rooms a ladies' toilet, and
wherever practicable, a toilet for
men. Such toilets will be considered
as connected with the waiting room
if thc walks thereto are walled up on
each side, and open into or near the
waiting rooms,* so as to afford a
reasonable privacy to passengers.
Rule A. Cn all passenger trains
or trains carrying passengers in this
State the railroad companies shall
furnish safe and adequate heating
appliances and lights, and ?hall keep
the passenger coaches clean, suffi
ciently warm and property ventila
ted for the comfort of passengers.
Rule 5. All railroad companies
shall provide such means oj- applianc
es as may be necessary to secure the
careful handling of and to prevent
injury to baggage. At ail stations
where no proper appliances are sup
plied the baggagemastershall have
such assistance from the train hands
or others as may be necessary to
handle all baggage without injury to
Rule 0. Whenever any passenger
trains or trains carrying passengers,
on any railroad in ?lus State, shall he
more than one-half of an hour behind
its schedule timo, it shall be the duty
of said railroad company to bulletin,
and to kc/p posted at every tele
graph otation along ?ls line in the di
rection in which said train is going,
die lime such train is behind its
schedule time, and t he t ime of its ar
rival as near as eau lie ascertained.
Each bulletin board, upon which
the foregoing information is to be
posted, shall contain the regular
schedule of the arrival and depart
ure of all trains carrying passengers.
All notices as to trains behind sche
dule time, shall bi' erased from (lu
bulletin immediately after the de
parture of such trains.
Rule 7. Notice of any change in
the schedule time of passenger trains,
or trains carrying passengers, must
bc posted conspicuously al each of
the stations along the line of I lie road
and notify the commission in writing,
atleastfive (5) days before the change
li to take effect.
Rule K. Each passenger shall be
entitled to baggage not exceeding
two hundred pounds.
Rule !). In ease of accident with
injury- to any person, the railroad
COm pa nv upon whose line such acci
dent occurred shall cause immediate
notice, with full particulars, to be
given to the commission, and in the
event of an accident resulting in Hie
death of, or injury likely to cause
death, to any person, notice shall be
given of such accident immediately
by telegraph, or such other means as
to insure the quickest possible de
livery of said not ice; and the offihials
of the road upon which such accident
occurs, are required to furnish, when
so ordered by the commission, with
out cost to said commission, immed
iate transportation by the quickest
route over its line, or over that of
other railroads, to and from the
place of such accident.
Rule 10. No station or depot, .shall
be discontinued before 30 days' no
tice, nt least, has been given the com
mission, and not, until written per
AGAINST LABOR LAW.
Judge Brawley Declares the State
Statute Null and Void.
Hays IJCKIHIUUVO Act Is lu Conflict
Willi Amendments to United States
In the United States district court
at Charleston, Thursday, Judge
Brawley rendered Iiis decision in the
case brought by Attorney John P.
Crace, in behalf of Enoch and Elijah
Drayton on habeas corpus proceed
ings, declaring the act of the Legis
lature, making the breach of a farm
contract a misdemeanor to be un
constitutional, null and void and the
two negroes are ordered to be releas
ed from custody.
Judge Brawley's decision is an able
opinion covering many typewritten
pages. It deals almost entirely with
thc law on the subject with but small
reference to the facts of the ease.
The case is, however, briefly review
ed, showing that the two negroes
were arrested in January, 1?H)7, upon
a warrant sworn out by Magistrate
Lobby Clement before Magistrate
Beckett for failure to perform their
contract under section 357 of the
Acts of 1904. and that at this time,
they were still under contract for a
task of tho year, not yet performed.
The act provides that a conviction
shall not operate for the release or
discharge of the violator, and when
the negroes were arrested in Janu
ary, ?twas the second time that they
had been hauled up, and put on the
chain gang for the same offence. The
fact is recited in the opinion of thc
court that Clement's books were nev
er produced in court, and that Cle
ment and his constable. Seabrook
were the only witnesses for the pros
ecution. "The only criminal act,"
in the words of the decision, "was
the failure to work."
In the course of his decision, Judge
Brawley stales that the case is
brought "by a young member of the
bar, belonging to a race which bas
suffered three centuries of injustice
and oppression, whose heart has been
touched by the cry of the lowly and
who has apparently at his own cost
and from sheer love of liberty and
hatred of wrong, makes the appeal
for liberty, to which they are entit
led under every sanction of the con
stitution and laws of this country. It
were better that the granite walls
which support this court of justice
be crumbled into dust than its doors
be closed to such an appeal."
The court proceeds to say that
there is another argument which ap
peals to State pride and racial in
stincts, that tho legislation is a pari
of the local administrai ion in mat
ters of great convenience to the in
dustrial life of the Slate and thcclaiir
of the supreme power of the State h
also made. Judge Brawley says thal
he shares much of this feeling anc
however much others may nroelain
their devotion to these principles, hu
body bears marks which attest to lui
sympathy in the cause.
Judge Brawley proceeds to say
that the lot of the agricultural labor
er is bard and ho bas been called
"thc brother of the Ox," in bis un
ceasing toil, scant remuneration and
dreary isolation, "but the remedy is
not found in statutes which chain
him to the soil and force him to la
bor whether he will or not. Human
nature revolts at it and he will es
cape it if he eau. lt is by improving
his condition and not by still degrad
ing it that the remedy may bc found."
Judge Brawley concludes by de
claring the Slate act to be in conflict
with the 13th and 1 Ith amendments
of the constitution of the United
States and orders the release of the
United Slates District Attorney
Cochran represented tho government
in the intervention proceedings which
were bled in the ease and the consti
tutionality of the act was defended
by Attorney General Lyon, and At
torney William Henry Parker, and
W. St. Julian Jervey.
mission from the commission is giv
en for such action.
Rule ll. On all railroads a half
fare ol* riot more than one and a half
cents per mile for einleben under
twelve years old or over six years of
tige shall bc charged.
Rule 12. No railroad company
shall be allowed to charge more than
5 cents as a minimum full or half
rate between regular stations, when
the fare would be less than that
Rule 13, The fare shall always be
equal to the distance in miles multi
plied by three.
Rule 14. Upon a corpse the regu
lar passenger fare may be charged.
If not in good condition, or improp
erly packed, or not accompanied by
a person in charge, thc railroad com
pany may decline to receive it,
Rule 15. There shall be no unjust
discrimination as to passenger rates
in favor of or against any individual
or locality: Prouided, however, that
this rule shall not be so constructed
as to prevent railroad companies
from issuing commutation, excursion
or thousand mile tickets as the same
as are now issued.
The commission also bas under con
sideration tho following rules and
regulations applying to manner of
filing complaints and answers:
L All complaints and applications
for bearings before tin- commission
shall be in writing.
2. Such complaint, or application,
shall contain a brief statement of
facts and be signed by tho Complain
ants or applicants. Complaints may
be sent at any time to the chairman
or secretary of the commission at
Columbia.. S. C., or delivered to any
member of thc commission.
?i. If such complaint or application
contains mal ter which, in (he judg
ment of the commission, requires in
vestigation, the secretary shall file
the same by placing his file mark
thereon with thc proper number, en
ter the same on tho docket and noti
fy thc parties in writing,
4, Whore any complaint is made
to the commission, and il shall ap
pear that (here are reasonable
grounds for investigation, and stich
party complained of shall fail to sat
isfy said complaint, aspravided in
rule 3, a notice shall be issued to
such party (<> appear before the com
mission, al the place and time nam
ed in the notice, io answer such com
plaint. All answers to complaints
and petitions before the commission,
shall be made in writing.
5, The party, or parties, to any
complaint or application, and party
complained of, may appear before
thc commission in person or by coun
TO KILL IT,
The Prohibitionist and State Dis
pensaries lt ls Claimed
WILL JOIN FORCES
At tho Next Session of tho Legisla
turo to Kilt tho County Dispensary
Law, and Put tho State Under tho
Prohibition Law If they Can So
oner. Votos ESnough to Carry It
Thc Columbia correspondent of the
Charleston Post saysjgradual tenden
cy of thc State as a whole toward
prohibition grows steadily more no
ticeable. Many wise in the ways of
South Carolina polities arc expecting
thc present legislature, which last
winter enacted the Carey-Cothran
county dispensary law, to pass a
straight prohibition law.
Talks which your correspondent
has had already with State dispen
sary politicians and straight prohibi
tionists and county dispensary advo
cates who visited the capital on bus
iness of various kinds, indicate that
the prohibitions and State dispensary
people will line up behind a straight
prohibition measure in numbers suf
ficient to sweep tho house of repre
sentatives, and possibly to get
through the senate with two or three
majority. The prohibitionist who
last winter voted with the county
dispensary people as a method of
killing the State dispensary system,
now feel that they have discharged
their obligation and now that the
State dispensary is out of the way,
they feel that the road is clear to the
slaughter pen for the county dispen
Representative .1. Wrigt Nash, of
Sparlanburg, who made such a dra
matic and effective speech in thc
house last winter in favor of county
dispensaries, turning Abraham-like
to knife his own Isaac prohibition
bill when he came up for a vote
under the name of Prohibitionist.
Smith of Col Ic ton, will again lead thc
prohibition forces next winter, but
this time on the straight road for his
' own bill, bearing his own name,
which ison the calendar ol' the house.
' lie expects the house to pass the bill
by a comfortable majority, and
thinks it will get through the sen
When seen here today, Nr. Nash
was cautious about talking for pub
lication, but he casually remarked
, on the striking fact that in spile of
. all the pressure that was brougt to
bear to line up in the house last win
[ ter for county dispensaries, thc
, house failed to pass his prohibition
. bill by only two votes, the final vote
5 being 51 to ID. He said that the
period intervening this soring be
tween the two systems, when there
was straight prohibition throughout
I the State just after the State dis
. pensary system went out and just
I before the county system was put
; into operation, had a most salutary
effect in favor of prohibition. The
taste of prohibition felt like more.
There was no disorder nor flagrant
violation of the law. And in the
counties which have remained "dry"
like Spartanburg and Greenville
where there are big towns, the law
is obeyed much better than many
bad hoped, and sobriety is certainly
Speaking* of his own bill, Mr.
Nash said there were certain feat
ures of it. notably that which places
thc sale of whiskey in t he hands of
the druggists under restrictions that
intended to confine its sale strickly
for medicinal and mechanical uses,
which were not til together satisfac
tory to bim. He feared allowing
druggist to handle it would be abus
ed, and so far as he was concerned,
he thought if such a law could be
passed it would be well to outlaw
As a means of meeting the inter
state commerce law and preventing
whiskev being shipped in for illicit
trallie, Ibo favored the Mississippi
law, which requires all whiskey com
ing- into the State to be consumed
within 100feet of thc point of de
Mr. Nash will make a number of
important changes in his bill bet?re
urging its passage
State Dispensary Leader ,1. C.
Richards, of Liberty Hill, author of
the defeated Richards purification
State dispensary bill authorizes your
correspondent to say for him that he
will support a straight prohibition
bill. Ile says as he hus talked to a
large number ol' both State dispen
sary advocates and prohibitionists,
and he is convinced both will vote
solidly for prohibition, With him
was Prohibitionist Smith, of Col I eton
who said he would again introduce
his Nash prohibit ion bill next session
and urge its passage
"The next governor of South Car
olina," said Mr. Richards, will be
Hiebest man who is smart enough to
run on a phrohibiiion platform. Of
course?, Mr. Ansel will get a second
term, according to custom, but three
years from now a pr* hibitionist will
I Many prohibitionists and others
think Mr. Nash is the man to pul up
on such a platform, but Mr. Nash
him i'll'is rather shy on the subject.
He thinks "a great many things may
happen in three years." A contest
between him on a prohibition ?md
Mayor Rhett of Charleston on high
license local option platform would
certainly be entertaining, and Hus is
not only ;| possibility bot o proba
Representative Nash, like others
of his Kind, whose opinion was asked
on the point, do not believe if would
be adv isable to make any exception
of Charleston in a prohibition law.
Mr. Nash said he fully appreciated
tho position of Charleston, anti
would like lo see thal city gel what
?J wanted in a liquor law, but he
fears making'an except ?on of Char
leston would not only not be accep
table to ol her parts (d' t he State, but
thai such a law would be unconsti
That the cause of sobriety has
greatly advanced in South Carolina
in the past decade is not denied by
any intelligent body of men who
have had opportunity lo observe and
make comparisons, The State dis
pensary people are claiming credit
for Hus as a result, of fourteen years
of dispensary, while there is no way
to prove that part of this might not
be true, it is likely that the attitude
Mr. John W. Fairey, Bank Cashier,
Returns to His Home.
Ho Suddenly Disappeared and Went
West Wilora Ho Remained For
A story full of romance uud moan
ing comos from Ornngoburg, Buys Col.
August Koim, in ono of his letters
from Columbia to Tho Nows aud
Courlor. In muny of its details It IB
remarkable und brim full of what tho
' novollst would call human interest
By tho merest chanco a bright young
man baa been restored to his family
and to an honorable position in his
homo and among his people. Ho loft
homo mysteriously. Ho returned
almost from tho unknown.
Tho News and Courier away back
In September told how John W. Fair
ey loft Orangeburg ono Sunday after
noon, and how, when ho was In New
York, ho wrote tho president of tho
bank of which ho had boen tho trust
mi cashier that ho had gone, and that
lie would not bo heard from again.
He Indicated that his accounts wore
hopelessly Involved and that ho could
not stand the strain.
Tho suggestion was thou made
that ho had loft homo for other rea
sons. No one could understand the
disappearance. Cashier Fahey wrote
that bia accounts were tanglod and
asked his family and friends to spend
his money to set him and bia family
right assuring all that ho had not
taken a dollar.
That was tho last heard of him
since last September. He felt that bc
was "done for" and studiously under
took to lose himself. Ile wont to
New York, but that was not .far
enough, and then he wont on tc
Chicago, and atm on to Denver ami
Salt Hake City and San Francisco
and oven to Honolulu. Then he
came back lo California and final!)
went to Fl Paso, which la on thc
borderland between tho United Stales
Tltero ho thought himself safe
from identification and the detective!
of the bonding company. Month af
; ter month passed and he toiled as ?
day laborer. Never a word did Ju
write or hear from home. Ile want
i ed to be alone.
Ono day while working In a pack
lng house ho was asked to put dowi
j some ligures. J le did so and check
od them up. The foreman was ac
! supprised at his speed and accuracy
' that he reported the fact to the of
flee, and the young man was nskc<
if he wished a place In the office
Then he was asked for references
The wanderer said he had no refer
? enees and could give none, but tba
he could look every one in the eye
and truthfully Say ho was honest. Tin
situation was curious, but tho youiif
m;in was asked to accept a posit loi
in tho ofllco, with tho statement tba
ho could supply no recommendations
i thal ho was honest and that he oui j
. cared for clerical work.
Thon canio a providential meeting
Month after month John Fairey linc
, not seen a familiar taco, ho had aeei
no ono he knew after ho left thc
Bast. But one day, not many day.*
aso, ho encountered Dr. Sam M. Deal
who had gone to live in one of thc
health giving outdoor camps at E
Paso. Young Fairey at first (.hough!
ho would avoid Dr. Deal, but thoj
fully recognized each other. Dr
Deal has himself been away from
Columbia for many months on ac
count of bia health, but ho had kop)
in touch with home affairs. Ho luid
known Mr. Fairey intimately while
they both served In tho Spanish
American war, and they were good
friends. Dr. Deal was assured of
Mr. Faircy's honesty, but. Mr. Fairey
felt that same despondency and hope
lessness of getting his accounts
Then Dr. Deal, of his own accord,
got in touch with home folks and
with Mr. Thomas F. Brantley, who
baa been persistent and faithful In
trying to clear the record of his
brother-in-law, in whom be always
had tho utmost confidence. Con
ferences were held with tho bank
officials, correspondence passed and
as a result John W. Fairey la today
in Orangeburg, with a clean and
clear record and ns happy as man
can be. His own reputation has been
cleared and his family escutcheon is
as bright as it ever hr.s been.
Why did John Fairey leave home
in this mysterious way? Ile does not
know. Ile simply says he got rattled.
Ho now tells that when ho worked
on his trial balance In September
that first lt was $100 out. Ho re
ported (bis to Presiden! Moss, but
expected to Kel il straightened out
promptly. Then he figured and the
more he figured the worse lt got
until it rounded up $10,000. Ile
could not find the (rouble. Ho work
ed until his head waa dizzy and then
thought, how he could get. away. He
went to New York without telling
any one a word of his troubles. Aa
he got. on the train for Chicago he
malled three letters telling of his
troubles and assuring all of his hon
Thal was tho first any one knew
of his leaving Orangeburg for more
than a brief rest. The matter creat
ed a sensation but throughout, the
weeks of speculation and excitement
there was never a suggestion that
John Fairey had stolen a cent from
the lOdlsto Bank, if he really had
wanted to take anything ho could
bave taken Hie $28,000 in cash that
was in the bank vaults and applied
tho Hmo lock and as cashier ho might
have unod tho balancea in Philadel
phia and New York, but such a Hiing
never entered his mud. Ills sole
thought was to gel away and not to
be recognized. He says he simply
became rattled and could think of
nothing moro (han the unbalanced
books and tho folks he left bebind.
While In Honolulu for six weeks
ho saw several South Carolinians,
but none ol' them knew bim, and
when be went to I'll Paso every day
he passed tbe telegraph ellice, in
which Toni Clover sat as manager,
and yet ho waa not recognized.
(Hover was born and reared In
Ornngoburg. While John Fairey was
workiio; as receiving clerk and then
as C. O. D. clerk and aa bookkeeper
m VA Taso, tho export accountants
were straightening lila accounts. It
took them months and months to get
Illings straight, Hut the last of the
troubles had been corrected, the dis
crepancies adjusted and where there
wero overdrafts they hov . lioon paid.
It is too long a story to toll how the
discrepancies occurred. Tbe largest
error occurred by a large draft being
sent for Collection and (hen the
draft, was red urned. Tho draft was
sent a second time and ret urned a
second Hmo, and the third Hmo lt
was paid. The trouble was that,
while lt was cr0(1 tod three (lines, it
was charged aa a return Item only
Orangburg county raises more cot
Ion than any other in (he S(a(e and
of tho corporations and other busi
ness concerns toward whiskey has
had more to do with making whiskey
drinking to excess unpopular than
all other agencies combined. A
drinking man is no longer tolerated
HUNTING TH? DBVIIiFISH.
Tho Creature Abundantly Inhabits
Weat Indian Water?.
Hunting tho trust octopiiB ls ono
of tho dangers which tho enthusias
tic modern scientist bravos. ProBl
dont IlooBovolt and thoso stutomon
who havo stood by him lu gottlug
aftor tho octopus of commorco aro
to ho commendod for tholr personal
courage, hut aftor all, tholr bravery
ls of a different kind from that of
tho man who goos down undor a
couplo of hundred foot of water and
doos battlo with tho gonn I no speci
men, with its hundreds of suelior
arms reaching out from all sides to
lay hold of anything which comes In
Tho creature ls found in abundance
In tho waters of tho Wost Indies. Tho
octopus huntor, without any protec
tion, dives down into tho water, spots
ah octopus which he must carefully
docldo ls not too big for him to han
dle, seizes hold of ono of its tenta
cles and comos to tho su rf nco with lt.
Should ho underestimate its size and
strength, he ls lost. Ho meets a hor
rible doath alono under tho waters
a death In the moshes of tho moat
loathsomo of wator monsters. Slowly
Its slimy arms envelop his body, a
BUCkpr onclrcles his neck and slow
death by strangulation Is tho result
for so powerful ls the hug of those
tentacles that strangulation will be
i effected even where tho throat ls pro
tected by a heavy diving hood.
Prof. Hyatt Vorrlll, representing
tlio Now York acsuarlum, ls a hunter
of tho octopus In Bermuda waters,
and he has captured many of thom,
lt econ tl y ho tackled a moderate sized
specimen which carno near to being
i too much for him. Tho professor
. approached tho oreature from behind
, and seized lt with both hands back
of the mouth. Then having only his
, feet free he started for the surface.
I Although taken nt. great, disadvan
tage tho octopus was fast got ting a
grip on tho professor's body, and in
. another half a minute would have
; staid his progress to tho surface.
, Tho professor's assistants had
great dlfllculty In disentangling tho
> tentacles from his body. Another
4 octopus hunting professor, working
. In Bermuda waters, was so quickly
k rendered helpless by the tentacles ol
* an octopus he had tackled that he
1 was unable to pull the signal cord for
the helpers above to raise him. Fl
. nally bis men, alarmed at his pro
i longed stay without a signal, drew
. him to the surface. The professor
j was unconscious and near to death
f with tho octopus fast to his body.
The octopus when alarmed, always
1 discharges tho contents of Its ink
bag, which blackens the water about
It, making lt. difficult for Its antago
'. ulst to locate lt. Its tentacles are ex
I tremoly sensitive. It devours v?sl
3 quantities of all kinds of llsh, oys
> tors, lobsters and clams.
[ Ttl? LAW KNOCKED OUT.
- The Following Is the Act Set Aside
by Judge lirawley.
i The following is the Act of thc
1 Legislature knocked out by .Judge
. Brawley's decision:
Any laborer working on shares ol
j crop, or for wages in money or other
t valuable consideration, under a ver
' hal or written contract to labor on
' farm lands, who shall receive advanc
. es, either in money or supplies, and
thereafter wilfully and without just
, cause fail to perform the reasonable
. service required of him by the terms
of the said contract, shall be liable
to prosecution for a misdemeanor:
Provided, That prosecution shall
he commenced within .'IO days after
the alleged violation, and on convic
tion shall be punished by imprison
ment of 30 days, or to bc fined in the
sum of $100, in the discretion of the
Provided, The verbal contract
herein referred to shall be witnessed
by at least two disinterested witness
Provided, That such contract s shall
be valid only between the original
parties thereto, and any attempted
transfer or assignment of any rights
thereunder shall be null and void.
Wis?- amt Otherwise
Faultfinders are never out of a
Talk is cheap if you get it from a
Bread is thc staff of life; sugar is
Be up and doing if you would not
be down and done.
There is more than a peck of t rou
ble in some pint bottles.
The better some people are tho
more violent the reaction.
After telling a little white lie t wice
it begins to turn black.
lt is so much easier for a child to
inherit red hair than brains.
It is frequently easier to be sure
you are right than it is to go ahead.
There are times when a pint of wit
goes farther than a gallon of wis
.fff is sometimes difficult to distin
guish between a sympathetic per
son and a curious one.
An easy way to make money is to
buy stocks when they tire low and
sell them when they are high.
Many a man has lost his mental
balance by attempting to entertain
two or more af the same time.
While you may not he able to lead
a man to water, you seleom have t?
ask him twice to face the bartender.
Unless a man keeps his best ear
glued to the keyhole I he chances are
he will not hear opportunity knock
at his door,
the city does a teni?ndoos business.
The bank often l<eeps business men's
books and it. evidently did so largely
in several Instances. Tho errors have
bren Indicated and righted and all is
once again serene and happy.
Mr. Falroy ls now in Orangeburg
rewriting tin? books for his own sat
isfaction. He is a young man of
ability and, after he has satisfied !<n<?
self and every ono else he will go
to work, possibly In Kl Paso.
Now that lt Is all over lt Ought to
bo very grant.vug to Mr. Kailey and
his family to know how well every
one thought of him, and lt ought, to
be pleasant to tue Ed IS to Hank to
realize the Confidence of the public in
it and in lis management,
The bank was Iii no danger of los
ing a cont or impairing Its strong
surplus. The stock went up Instead
of down. Nobody stampeded. No
accounts were withdrawn, but. In
stead money and offers came from
all sides In case funds were needed,
but Ibero were no signs of trouble.
Tho bank has grown Stronger In tho
confidence of tho homo folks.
Tho Incident is now closed but
who will say that it ls a romaneo in
Infernal .^achino, She Carried, Kills
'.i li wc Russian i>eleeiives.
Tho suporlntondont of polico af
Odessa, Russia, and two dotoctlvos of
his forco, woro klllod and sovon other
poisons sorlously injured hy tho ex
plosion of an Infornnl machine in tho
contrai pouco bureau, this wook. The
agent of no terrorists was a young
girl. She was accompanied by two
mon. Tho men woro capturod aftor
tho explosion. Tho girl escaped in
. Tho plot was clovorly carried out.
Tho trio entered tho Police Bureau
and sot the small package on tho
floor. Thoy stood around for a time
and thou loft hurrlodly. Tho rush for
tho door excited tho detectives. Thoy
carno from tho ofllco to investigate
Ono picked up tho box Just as tho
otnors woro starting in pursuit. It
oxploded killing tho superintendant
and two detectives, ono of whom was
nicknamed "The Hangman," by tor
orlsts, for his cruelty to political
Both tho mon who accompanied
the girl woro captured aftor being
shot. One was Identified. The build
ing was ruined.
Tho Fair Sex.
When a woman has no one to talk
to she writes a letter.
All women are consistent, but the
majority of them refuse to work at
A man never realizes the j^oys of
life until he is married then it's too
Any woman with a train to her
gown should be able to draw her
The more patience a woman has
with her children the less she has
with their father.
On her wedding day a young wid
ow always wonders how many men
will commit suicide on her account.
Women always have a lot to sav
ahouttheir rights, hut never a word
about the wrongs of the poor men,
After a woman has succeeded ir
getting a man to say that he love.?
her she begins to find him uninter
When a woman says that her hus
: band is perfection its a safe bet tba1
she hasn't been married three weeks
Many a woman averages things u]
' by figuring that her $28 bonnet anc
ber husband's $2 lid average $1(
It's a sure sign a man isn't mar
i ried to thc right woman if he sits Ul
and takes notice of every noisily
i dressed female that passes.
: A girl imagines that she's in lov<
: with a man when she doesn't enjo;
. flirting with other men as much a
I she thought she would.
All men are animals-and some o
them are car-seat hogs.
The band that rocks the cradli
i can't hit an old hen with a brick.
If a young man bas money to buri
it is easy to induce some girl to strikt
: a match.
Some men have such weak eyes
they actually couldn't tell the trutl
. if they saw it.
Many a promising young man ha.*
found himself posing as the defend
ant in a breacb-of-promise suit.
Mrs. Henpeck-You acted like i
fool when you proposed to me. Hen
peck-That wasn't acting, my dear
"Blank has just been showing mc
his new auto. Fine machine, isn't it?"
"Yes. What do you think is its
strongest feature?" "The odor!"
Client-Didn't you make a mistake
in going into law instead of thc army?
Lawyer-Why? Client-Hy the w.'y
you charge, there would be little k t
of the enemy,
"By the way, sir," asked the wai -
er, "how would you like to have y< r
steak?" "Very much, indeed," repris
ed the man, who had been patiently
waiting foi 20 minutes.
"That was rough on Davis."
"What?" "He stepned on a piece of
orange peel, fell, and was arrested
for giving a street performance and
causing an obstruction."
P.-I see you have my novel. I'll
wager you had to look at the last
page to see bow it all carno out. Q.
-No; I looked at the name of the
publishers on the title page to see
how it came out, and even now I
can't understand how it was.
Mrs. McDuff-This paper says that
mice are attracted by music, but 1
don't believe it. Mr. McDuiV-Why
not? Mrs. McDuff-Because I never
see anv mice around when I play the
plano. Mr. McDuiV-Well, that's no
reason for doubting the paper's state
WANTS A MOW COUNTY.
Tho People of Kl?oreo Aro Moving to
The IClloroo correspondent of The
Stale says: "Inthis day of new coun
ty .schemes this section, while say
ing very little on the subject, of re
cently proposed new counties, has
been quietly looking after its inter
ests In this connection. There is
strong talk of a new county for this
connnunity, and the scheme is not
mendy proposed because other sec
tions of the county want a govern
ment of their own.
"On account of the central loca
Hon and large territory from which
a new county could bo formed and
tho resources of that territory, this
Community feels that lt ls entitled
lo full consideration, and every effort
will bo put forward to materialize
the scheme. While np definite stops
have yot been taken the idea has been
generally discussed and has met
with satisfactory approval.
"Tho proposed new county will
have ample territory without being
squeezed or wedge-shaped, and with
such lines and distance's as will eas
ily make lt. a symmetrical, well-shap
ed county. As soon as a formal
meeting is called the proposed boun
daries Will be given out. 'Ansel
County' has been suggested as a
good name for the new county, and
In nil probability this name will be
settled upon. A formal mooting will
be called in the near future, after
which the plans for the proposed new
county will b.o given out,"
This proposed county would take
In some of tho same territory that the
St. Matthews county would want, and
If it materializes St. Matthews would
have to look else where for sufficient
territory to organize its proposed
One-thousand Turkish Soldiers fjO?vC
With Their Arms.
The Turkish garrison at Uskuh,
Turkey, consisting of about. 1,000
men, has deserted Tho soldiers
claimed that tho conditions were un
endurable They carried off tholr
arms Only fifty hnvo boon recaptur
Widow Had Herself nnd Mun Arrest
ed In Order to Keep Mi*u.
Failing in a trliU marriage vonturo,
Mrs. A?leo Leach, a widow, of Cleve
land, O., had horsolf arrested and
then swore out a warrant against |
Harry Mantel, to koop him from mar
rying anothor woman. Tho two had '
hoon living togothor, agroolng that I
If they got on happily they would1
marry. Mantol was attracted by
anothor woman's charms and was
about to loave the widow. When uhe
wanted to hav? him arrested, Mrs.
Loach was told that abo, too, was
guilty. She agreed to swear out a
warrant against horsolf. Rather
than go to Jail,-Mantol married tho
, Tho Movement liebig Quietly Pushed
Hy People of Branchville.
Tho Columbia Stato saya Mr. Hen
ry F. Jennings, a well-known lawyer
>f Branchville, was In tho city Wed
nesday, and while hore was asked
ibout tho movement being made in
Branchville for the organization of a
mw county. Mr. Jonnlngs statod
that the promoters have been moving
slowly, as they do not wish to mako
There Is a vory warm contest in
tho northern part of Orangoburg be
cause St. Matthews wishes to become
tho capital of a now county and the
pooplo of Orangeb?rg city aro oqual
ly anxious to prevent lt. In the
meantime Branchville ls proceodlng
quietly In her off ort to got votes
enough and territory onough for thc
creation of another county out of
parts of Orangoburg.
It. appears to be the desire of the
people of that territory to call the
new county "Branchville County" In
order to keep over before tho people
the Important fact in history that
South Carolina had the llrst exten
sive line of railway in the world, and
that Branchville wns tho midway
point between Charleston and Au
gusta, the termini.
(?rand Old County.
IN speaking of the efforts to cul
up the county to he'p form a num
ber of poor, weakly little counties,
the Columbia State pays thii
tribute to the grand old county o;
"Old Orangoburg is one of th<
greatest counties in the Unite(
States and she would lose this pres
tige if dismembered. It is said tha
there are more substantial farmer;
in Orangoburg county than in an:
other in the State. There are no
so many wealthy farmers, but then
is a larger number of farmers wh(
own and till their lands. This anc
other things draw the people of tin
county closely together."
This is all true and it would be ?
great pity to cut up thc grand ole
county in order that a few people
living in certain towns might en
hance the value of their lands at thc
expense of thc country people, whe
would not be benentted. But at
The State says "there has been c
great deal of attachment for thc
mother county, and it may be hard
to get the people to vote to secede
from Orangeburg to either St. Mat
thews or Branchville." It is our be
lief that all thc propositions to cul
the grand old county of Orange
burg will be voted down.
THAT is a horrible story that wc
publish on the first page. Nearly ?
whole family of negroes were wiped
out of existence for harboring anc
aiding a negro rapist to escape. H ac
tho Padgett family acted as they
should have acted, and surrenderee
the fiend who had sought shelter ii
their home no harm would have com<
to them. But instead of doing that
they aided him in shooting down th?
posse that had gone to arrest him
The fiend escaped for the time being
but those who assisted him paid dear
ly for upholding crime. The soonei
the negroes learn that they cannoi
array themselves with the criminal!
of their race against law and ordei
the better for the race.-The Or
angeburg Times and Democrat.
WE think it extremely bad taste ir
a preacher to scold people for no1
coming out to hear him preach. Whal
he ought to do is to go to work ant
preach such sermons as will draw th?
people out to hear him. We have al
ways thought the preacher who wt
heard say once that he blamed him
self when his congregations wen
small, was right. He said if otheri
could draw hu ge congregations then
was no reason why he could not if hit
sermons could be made iutcresting.
THE Newberry Observer say.?
"there is nothing out of the range oj
the country editor. The Saluda Stan
(lard tells its readers how to laundei
silk stockings. The Johnston Monitoi
editor remarks that he frequently
meetcs girls wearing short sleeve.'
"whose elbows have the appearance
of not having been washed in fifteer
years." The Observer thinks thal
"the Johnston girls should imitate,
to some extent, those of Saluda and
were long silk gloves, or else thej
should launder their elbows oftener."
BARON Moncheur, the Belgian min
ister to this country, after returning
to Washington from a visit to thc
three hundred Belgian immigrants in
the cotton mills of Greenville and Co
lumbia, reports that he found the
great majority of them contented,
comfortable and happy.
THE Washington Messenger says:
"It is good sign that South Carolin
ians no longer make a parade; of the
crime when they lynch a negro, but
try to keep the matter secret and
simply let the victim come up miss
ing." The Messenger had best sweep
before its own door.
EUGENE V. Debs compares Hay
wood and Mayer to the murderer,
John Brown, all of whom he says are
martyrs. Our sympathies have been
altogether with Haywood and Mayer,
but if they are like John Brown, ns
Debs claim they are1, they should be
hung the same as Brown was.
IT is said in the newspapers that
one hundred preachers, actuated by
the prospect of a big iee, applied to
Wm. B, Corey to be permitted to
perform the ceremony of marrying
him to Mabelle Gilrrian, the actress,
for whom he had deserted his wife.
THE Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul railroad pleaded guilty in thc
feodora! court in New York on Thurs
day of granting rebates, and Judge
Holt imposed a fine of $20,000, which
to any of our customers for tho nsl<
plumhng or hardware business, am
pago catalogue which will bo found i
prices on anything in tho supply line.
?'SPRING CLEANING" NEEDED,
Tho Body Requires lt Just as Much
m* iao Rotusa,
"You look eiok this morning."
. i <?.??> I wok? up with a duli head
ache, a coated tongue und that dark
brown taste In the mouth."
"Dltn't you have pains in your
Joints aad muscles."
'YOB. AS my old negro mammy
usod to say, 'I have misery in my
.Bettor take a bottle of Rheum-.
cid?, old niau.
"What does Rhemuactde dot"
'Why Rheumaclde ls tho most
powerful and offectlve blood purifier
in the world. It sweeps all the germs
and poisons out of the blood and
'makes you well all over.' "
"Bvor try lt yourself."
.Suro I take a couple of bottles of
it before spring begins. Qive my
blood a spring cleaning. And Rhea*
mueblo puts me lu such fine shape
that I never have that tired feeing."
"Well, I am going to try tuft
Ithounmcido you say ls tho best ever.
'Thats right. All tho druggists
soil lt. Hotter get a bottle today.
You start to get well with the first
dose. Tho proprietors say that Rheu
maclde gets at the Joints from the
insldo and mukra you well all over.
And that tho truth, old man."
BOY SNAKE CATCHER.
rad Fills Orders for Hundreds of
Kept ilea Knell Hummer.
Snake catching is tho business fol
lowed by 14-yoar-old Walcott Gordan
Holland, of llovere, Mass., and ho has
been very successful in his trade.
Just now he ls busy catching 400
reptiles to fill a big order.on hand.
He catches tho snakes usually at
noom when they are ba,sk Inj; or
sleeping in tho sunshine around tho
Young Holland has boon catching
snakes for three years. He soils them
to tho proprietors of exhibits at sum
mer parks and beaches to feed to
large and poisonous reptiles. Ho ha.*
boon bitten twice, but not seriously.
Ho makes hundreds of dollars.
TIUO EXCHANGE WINS.
I Theodore H. Price's Complaint ls Dis?
missed by tho Referee.
The complaint of Theodore II Price
against tho Now York Cotton Ex
change in which ho nsked the courts^
Uto enjoin the.exchange from making
alleged improper classification of
various grades of cotton, was dlsmiss
11 ed by C. B. Rushmore, tho referee
appointed hy tho court to hear the
11 YOUR ?RAND MOTHER USED IT.
. j Rut She Never Had Sulphur In Ouch
Convenient Form As This.
Your grandmother used Sulphur
ns her favorite household remedy,
and so did her grandmother, Sul
phur has been curing skin and blood
diseuses for a hundred years.
But In the old days they had to
tako powered sulphur. Now Han?
cock's Liquid Sulphur gives it to you
In the best possible form and you get
the full benefit.
Ifundcock's Liquid Sulphur and
Ointment, quickly cure Eczema, Tot
ter, Salt Rheum and nil Skin Dis
eases. It cured an ugly ulcer for
Mrs. Ann W. Willett, of Washington,
D. C., lu threo days.
Taken Internally, it purifies the
blood and clears tho complexion.
Your druggists sells lt.
Sulphur Booklet free, If you write
Hancock Liquid Sulphur Company,
O. w of the greatest misti.koa ninda
hy i? opio i CM i it ? o;; in tho colliery fud
mim I towns ia their fnibire io o' u?ult
tho evporienced specialist for thoir
deep sealed or chronic disorders.
They suffer id^ng day aftor day,
shortening tholr lives hy months rna
yoarf,' ither thronah Ignofnnco-ofwhat
tho apon?a1 ist oould do for thom ' r ?he
belief hat spoo?al 1 refitment would re
quire thoir romovAl to the oity.
It is not nooosfa-y that you should
resi * in the same city In order to re
ceive bonoflt of our special treatment.
We invito nil m (Teroi s from deJp
seated long-ttaroing troubles of Heart?
Head. Limos, Stonnoh, Bowoh, Livor,
Modder, blood, Norvea, or diseases po
oul'ar lo eithor s?x, to write or cali
npon ns and loam what we have, dona
for others similarly afllioted, and what
we ona do for them.
'Hier? is no ohm HO for this conan'ta
tton, and it is wert!) your time and ef
fort whother you decide to be$ln treat
ment or not.
For moie than twenty years, T, nwd
tho sp> oialisto associated! with me, have
giren our entire tinte, thought and
?Ind.? to th? oure of tho doop seated
ohr nit or nervous disordors, which
1 ave Iwilllod tho leas experienced all
Whatever you may think your aliment
is, it lit not prebable that you can ha
quito rtire of your own diagnosis or
that of tho ordinary physioinn.
Or you may write us, first, in entire
confidence. If you choose. Homo esses
do not seed a pomonal vlalt, although
Bend for our booklot on "Hraln and
Norvo Kxhauntlon " Malled free In
Dr Hathaway & Co.,
22?8. Broad St,, Atlanta, da.
fir .ii send me in unprinted envel
ope, your book for mon, for whioh
there is no charge and whioh does
not place rae o nd er any obligations
Name of papor. j \
HANGS k ORGANS f
for which wo will allow tho
highest prices toward now in
struments. No Club Rates to
offer, but wo pledge better In
struments for tho same or less
money than those at club rate
offors. Wrlto Malones Music
House. Columbia, S. C., for Bpo
fc dal prices and terms,
lng, and to any in the mnchluory,
il any machinery owners. A 400
mlunblo in every way. Write us for
CO., Columbia ?; O