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THE LEOPL'S JUR
VOL g.---NO. 38. PICKENS S. C., THURSDAY, OCIOBER 2, 899. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
'Silve DAollars Given Aw
We have placed in our store a
Silver Dollars. We have had made fo
will unlock the box. With every Ca
given a key attached to a tag. Keys
month after October 1st, and the ld
be given $5.00 as at present.
This is a new aud novel way we ha
in cash what we have heretofore paid
greater number will be beonlitted.
You will find the b
Men's Wear at
Sole agents for Slotson's StilT IHats. So
THE LSOS OF AN OLD FRIEND
HAD KNOWN 11131L FiVEY YJ'X1ILS.
Bill Arp Pays a Lfino Trlito to an
Esteeixet FrientI- Iis O1ico WVas4
a Favorito 1'Iace In AtlIan ta.
" Friend after friend deiarts.
Who hais not lost a friend?"
I don't knov what word the next
mail will bring, but I expect that my
old friend Is dead. For more than
fifty years George Adair and I have
been friends--good fricnds. lie was
always glad to ineet me and hold my
hand tight and long, and smiled a
pleasant greeting. Of lat- years we
- -have drawn closer together, for we
knew that wo were approaching the
goal, and that but few of us were left.
The memores of old mien are s weet,
but they are sad, and it was a-comfort
to George and to me to get close to
gether as ift as I visit,;d Atlanta and
commune about old times and the old
people who have passed away. lie
was never gloomy ir did ho over
bring a cloud to darken the sunshine
of our meeting. Where shall 1 go
now for comfort whou I vIsit tho Gate
City ? Where will Evain Uowcli go?
Yes, I was a college boy when
George Adair was conducting the first
train that ever ran into Alanta. I
traveled witlh him somctimes, anu
since then our warm friendohip has
been unbroken. lia warm Scotch
blood boat more kindly to his friends.
as the years rolled on. 11o 'whe iis
frank as he was genial. Ile hat'6p] nions
and convictions, and did not uppress
thom to curry favor with anybbdy.
1-is life was an open book, and every
body who know him at all- know himl.
well. A stranger would tittgioso him in
half an hour's conversatiob. Sincei'ity
was his m .st stri-king;claracteristlc;
Scotchmen are always 1iucero .a. they
never rdodgo t-sponsibilhty. 'I don't
S- iiow whethor Georgo carriod any
. Jdiian.blood or nut,.but hid uncles did.
The Adairs of Cherokee woro close
akin to him, and they were half-brOeds
or quadrouns, and all went west with
the tribe in 18136. Their descordants
are out there now, for I take an Indian
paper and see their names among the
leaders. It Is singular how those
Scotchmnen mated with the lndian
maidens early in this century, m~d|
every one of them wanteod a cnief's
daughter, and generally got her.
When the old chiefs died these Scotch
men just stepphed into their piacos anti
groomedl the tribes, and so did their
*- sons after them. 'There was no 10n
-glish or Irish or F'rench in it ; the
Scotch alone had secured the Indians'
reipect and confidence. There was
"Ross and itidge and Mcintosh and Mc
Giilvary and lBarnard and Vann and
many others who became chiefs or
sub-chiefs and governed all or a divi
sion of 11 tribe. Osceola was the son
of a Scotch trader. I suspect that
.Qeorge Adair had a strain of Cherokee
blood in his veins, andl It made a good
.cross--my wife thinks it does, and Is
*proud to trace her Inedian blood( back
to Pocahontas through the Hoits and
Blolings and llandolphs ; wherever you
find it it is dloinanlbt ; I can 1)1-ve that
*by myself and mny sons-In-law--" We
min rules here'' is what the roostor
*says when he crows in this family, but
sho rules well. I told Uncle Sam
.yesterday to clean out the pIt when
he got through cutting wood. When
I got back from town It wac almost
nIght, and ho was raking all ar-ound
the back yard and burnIng up the aic
cumulated litter and trash. "' Uncle
Sam," said 1, "1 told you to clean out
the pit, for I must put somue of the
Ilowers In there, I'm afr-aid it will frost
tonight." The o1ld man r-aked on and
said : " She tolo me to (It dis," and
he never got to the pit, at all. But my
w~fe came out and oxpilained(, anti
said th~e back yard looked sI) dread
ful bad aMd she knew thait the p)it,
couild wait a day or two and It wasent
going to froet no how, and ho for-th,
and of course I surrenderod--I always
do, but I've got to clean out that pit
Yos, I remember wihen Geor'go Adair
and J1. Henry Smith started a news
paper in Atlanta, called T1he So r n
Confederacy. I wrote for it sort ol e
just to give our btoys Somne comnfditndJ
our enemIes seine sass. When- th<
foul invador ran~ my numerous wfifc
and offspring out of Rome I- wrotas o1
it on the wing, or the fly,, and told how
we passed "BHIg John"' on the way,
and ho was driving a'steor with the
steer's tail drawn through a hole ir
the dashboard and the und tied up ir
a knot,. I IndIcted a small poem to hih
memory, and gave the mou rnful clog3
to my friend Smith, and ho pullishet
It ; George hadl got all flrud up befors
thIs and joined General iFori-est',
cavalry, lieloproved to bo a gi-ea
favorIte wifh F'orrest, an~d as the ad
miration ,vas mutual lbe named bI~
next boy aifter the general, and I
jlke to him yet. I told George semi
gy by Smitl & Bristow
hadil8omo Oak Money-Box containin,
r us a minmber of keys, some of whicl
sh Purchase of $1.00 or more will b<
can be tried the first Saturday in cacl
lors of Keys That Unlock the Box wil
ye of adverlising, and give to our tlad<
for advertising, wiit tihe Iope that thli
st of cvcrything in
Popular Prices !
LLE, S. C.
our special line of Men's 63.50 Shoes.
tme ago that in Appleton's biography
of Forrest, which was said to be writ
ten by Colonel Jordan, his adjutant
general, it was recorded that he was
very illiterate, and that his dispatch
announcing the fall of lort Pitlow was
tIII) preserved at Washington, and
read ats follows :
" We husted tho fort at ninerclock
and skattered the niggers. Nly men
is still a col lanem in the woods. Them
as was cotched with spoons and brest
pine and sich we kilt. The rest was
payrolid and told to git."
Georgo was indignant when I showed
him a copy of it and -leclared that it
was some devilish lie that was made upI
on him. " I kiow," said he, " that
iPorret was no scholar, but ho never
spoilled that bad. I have letters from
him that I know he wrote, and while
he mis spelled some words, they were
fairly well written. I don't believo
that Colonel Jordan wrote any such
thing about Forrest. -Sono of these
biographers are just like some news
paper report.rs. If they can't hear a
lie they scratch their heads and make
one just for a sensation."
If George dies from this stroke, and
I reckon he will, where wi I go to
while away an hour with a friend.
His cielio in the Kimball wan so con
venient and his chairs so comfiurable
ain1d lis wuteoie-89 cordial that . will
feel lost when 1. visit .Atlanta. The
boye wonthave timo'or-inclination to
talk to mc. 'It wai the rendezvous of
otherv.ariord..fi-ionad lfke Dr. Alexand
or and- Evan LIowell and J. Hcnly
Smith and Cousin John Trasher and
the .Confederate 'vterates generally.
l3ut.Go6rgo wa the obic f attraction,
the center of apace. ' T;o was.t). friend
in nieed' and a 'fi'iind indeed. HC
granted his favors with cheerfulness
a'nd a wil.ling h art. Som tims I
wanted an' indorser on, a:bank n~oe for
a-4*fY doll-ars- and he always said:
"Yes, yes, my friehdi'of cotirse:will.'
If 1 shall ever need one again I will
not know where to go. I have a thou
eand good friends in Atlanta, but they
are not of tOat kind.
1 was ruminating about the dif
erence between his domlestic surround
ings and my own. He dies at home
with wife and all his children at his
bedside. ils eyes can look upon them
alli, and perhaps his ears can hear their
Hit my wife and t are living out our
days In sad apprehension of the comn
ing stroke, for four of our dear boye
ar'e far away--too far to reach us even
at the call by tolegraph-one in Newi
York, one in Texas, one in LPiorida
and the baby boy, as his fend mother
calls him, is 3,000 mIles away in
Mexico. This is the hardest part of
life-thse scaitterd childrmen. Sup
poso that one of the unmarried one
should approach the door of death and
his earnest, telegram should be for hi
mother to corne to his bedside an<
soothe lis last moments, what courlt
she do but stay at home and weep
Oh, for anothor life in another worl
where all is love without ailliction oi
grief or separation.
Farewell, good friend. I would tha
you might be spared to us yet awhile
sapar'ed to read your own epitaphs anc
to realize what a noble life is worth t<
a man. Would that the rising genera
ions might learn a lesson from youl
example. T1he approach of our disso:
lutiona is very stealthy. When lat t
saw my friend ho was as bright anc
genial as a boy and showed no sign (1
failing health. L thought that h<
would outlive me, for nowadays I go
tired and when the night comes 1 an
the first to seek my bed. Yesterday
was busy planting out strawber'r
plants, and it was bending work an
ever and anon I had to straighten ul
lowly and carefully for fear somothini
would break or hitch or give way, an
then I would try it again. I can't bol
out~ like I used to. What's the matte
with mec, anyhow Y Why should
wear out ? Why shouldent, a health.
rmr'n live on andt on ? If ho has got tl
die, wvhy dont~ ho dile all over at onc<
and Lurn to dust like the one-hors<
shay ? Why should the heart get biel
wvhnn all thre rest is wcl ? I reckol
we will aili know by waitirng.
This morn ing I wvent out ear'ly I
p)eruso my rnow strawberiry patch no
sur'o enough thmae h ad been a dlozo
dogs Irn there last nighrt, andu they hel
a carnival and a circus and playc
base and tag and miaddorg all over m
pretty beds, and toroe upi a lot of nm
plants, and now I am not calmi anr
serene, and my wifc wont let me put m~
strychnine, for she says it I:ent fai
nor neighborly, andI so I have got1
stretch more wire along the fie
There are about for'ty dogs withIn emr
reach of my house and thicy are nro a
For irn this towvn more dlogs are foundi
'rhanm ever you did see,
And do1gs of low1 degre pandho.
Con found 'om-dogon 'em.
A DISPENSARY SISNSATION,
THE BOARDI )DIOPPED DOUTIlT
Two IUII(uIre(d Pages of Sworn Testi
mlly isriigs to Light Son1o Ugly
TranNactions-Loose Methio(s Gen
Orally in Vogue.
The State board of control has acted
upon the report of a special committeo,
consisting of Messrs. Haselden and
llObilon, who were appointed a month
ago to investigate the maingement of
contraband goods, and this report re
suited in the removal of Commissioner
J. 13. Douthit, of Anderson, who was
formerly a member of the State board.
A synopsis of the report is as follows :
The attention of your committee was
first directed to the condition of affairs
of the contraband at the State dispen
sary building and all matters corecte
We are constrained to say that the
dillicultics your committeo encounter
ed in its inquiry hive been many, but
we are able to present the facts em
braced in aliiduvits from those In a
position to know from their personal
knowledge and from ollicial figurcs ob
taIned from the bookkeepers of the In
stitution, which are herewith tiled and
imadIe a part of this report.
Your committee summoned Consta
brlary Clerk Harris and requested a
statement from himl) showing ail contra
band goods reported to him as seized
and shipped in by the constabules dar
ing Mr. Douthit's administration.
The statement rCquesteCd was fur
nished' and it covers the receipt of
goods for a period of tion commencing
10th March, 1898, to 12th September,
We find that if Commissioner Dout
hit is chiarged with ali contraband
goods seized during his administra
tion, as reported to Conttabulary Clerk
flarris as having been sent, in to the
dispensary, this w li amount to $1,333.
72, and after giving him the proper
credits, there i a delicit of $1,155.82
worth of contraband goods unaccounted
But the receiving book at the contra
band room, kept by U. E. Watts, shovs
that during the samo prilod of time
covered by Cierk Harris' statement,
that Commissioner Douthit Is to be
charged with only the sum of $,069.77
-a ditference of $21i2 95 between
Harris' statement and Watth' hooks at
the State isiensary.
After charging Cominmissioner Dou
th it with the sum of *4,069.77 of con
traband goods, according to Watts'
hooks at the State dispensary, and
after giving him the po'pe'r creditz,
there Is a deficit of $741 57.
But the committee Iind that the pro
por deicit is $1,155.92, for the reason
that thore are contrabamd goods found
elswvh->ro in tho building for which
n1o records havo hco kept of their re
ipis at the cnLi .Uiid r)Om or- else
where. W(o have sworn testillony of
the receipt Of contrabaad goods at the
itlspensary wbich were stored away in
the commissioner's ollico and else
wlere on the premises, but as the con
stableks weru warned that the Stato
commidiSIIouor would examine contents
of packages of contraband liquors
hi pped to him, anid compare tnem
with thz contents as reported on the
iabel attached to the packiage, and
as we have s-worn 6tatements from the
chiefs and'others of the constabulary
force that this order was given to the
men, your committee is irresistil v
led. to the conclusion that Commission
clr Dou hit received the $262.95 worth
of contraband goods, and he is charged
with this l'em.
Watts' books at the contraband room
show that he had released the sum of
$320.20 worth of cor.traband goods to
be returned, yet, when your committee
requested a statement from the com
missioner as to the amount of contra
band goods actually return :d, it shows
only thb n of *ltiS 90 worth returned
-a d iflerenen of $151.30 between
Watti' books and Cornmmissioner D~ou
tilt's books. So that, we lind that
tis difference of $151.30 shld be
charged back to thle commlissioner.
Adding the .$26i2.95 to the $l5l :30
mlak; -$411 25, piius the sum of $'741.57
mlakes the sumil of $1,155.92 which veri
lies the Harris statement.
Your coilmiittee was unlablo to find
any sttmn onl tile books showing
Ithe. amnount of contraband goods ac
Stually turned over to Commilssloner
1)outh it whlen lie sucece'dedl Conuni S
Isioner Vance, conlseqtuently Mr. D~ou
thit is not charged withl any good,
turned over to him by Mr. Vance.
We noticed from tihe records that
-the following contraband good-s hav~
Sbeen reported au seized, andl turned in
2-18 glasses, '4 walters, 12 leo tubs, I
crates, 4 refrigerators, 25 bottles,
glass boxes, basket and beer glasses,
stIlls, 60 gallon capacity each, 2 coppoi
still-, one lot of stIll fixtures, 5 mule:
and one hlorso, 2 wagons and harness
I basket, I laucet at $12. We hav<
3 not heen able to thoroughlly look Int<
t the disposition of such articles as abov<
e numeratedl, on account of pressure o
man ote ma'ttemrs, but we dirc
~your attention to an unauthorized pri
vato sale made by Commissioner Dou
tiif to Constable LaLear of a horse
SWe refer you to Lalfar's testimony 0r
*this sub ijet.
'We c;all your spe&ci al attentlin to thi
r loc way of doin1g business in regart
to the disposition of emp~ti. W(
Y lee.rn, from the testimony of Suporin
0 totdent, Bryant, that at least twn
C hundred and Iiifty kegs, fifty jugs 'am
3 deij o!'ns were sold by him i douring
i Mi'. Douthit's ad mInistratIon, and h<
0 states lo his allidavit that this do0u
not includoe sales made by other ofliclal
o at the dispensary buildIng ; tha
11 iry nt received for sales maide3 by hln
4 at icast the sum of *50, and turned thi
ml proceedls ovor to llookkeeper'I Ouzts
d We rcqJuested a stiatemrenit from Coim
Y mbniloner D)outhit, showing all sales u
Y kegs, jugs andl demiljohns since he ha
i beeii In ol110e, and whIle hIs statemon
it is indeilnite because ho e fere to iale
r made in the plural numbiohr, and set
~O oppos Ito the amiounnt, but he closes hi
-, staltemnent wi th a showing (if the surl
~Y of $:>i.m5 woith of suc~h articles sold
e- whlich, lhe .nyi, includes all sold di
lug hii 5 incumiibenlcy. WNo lind ths
empjties sold as high1 as lifty cent
each . MIr. I liyant states that the r<
d, ceeipto were turned in to Hlookkeepe
Oizts fur the same to ho recorded.
Without any commeni~ft as t~O the ur
lawful sellingr after hours, and th
Sates made from the State dispensar
building in small quantities to "a num.
bor of parties of all ages and color.
who brought pitchers, buckets, etc.,'
we refor you to tihe sworn testimony.
Wo desire also to direct your carefu
attention to the evidence, showing
that the building has been found oper
at night ; that, on one occasion, thri
barrels of whiskey havo been found at
night on the platform, and allowed ti
remain there that night, the iex1
day (being Sunday) and the following
Another feature of our Investigation
into mattors pertaining to contraband
seizures, not considering the contra
band liquors which are dumpod and
bottled and shipped to the various dis
pensarios of the Stat', we find that thu
sales of contraband goods are largely
confined to two local dispensers in tihe
city of Columbia, and we further find
that su. i goods have been sold cheap
cr to the consumors by local dispen.
sors than they are invoiced to dispen'
We would invite the consideration
of the board to a practice which, ac
cording to the sworn testimony of the
disponisary em)loyees, has beet, ear
ied on during the administration of
Commissioner Douthit, known as
"changing of lahels" on whiskey
shipped to the local dispensers.
It seems, from the torti mony, tiat
tinder instructions from Commissioner
Douthit, that one firm's labels were
ordered to be placed on another firim's
wlh iskey, and that high grade labels
have been placed on lowei braud of
in this connection Superintendent
Bryant says: " Yes, I put up whiskey
in bottles with one firm's whiskoy wiah
anothber lirm's labels, but it was under
instiructions front Coninisslioner Doul
thit." Ile further testi ls that Lina
han's labels were placed on the goodh
of the Wilson Distilling company.
Gantt says: "1 Yes, wh ibkey is bot
tied with one fiirm's label and witi
another firm's whiskey. I havo never
known him to put a label oi whiskey
where the label was cheaper than the
whiskey. We put X corn whiskey witi.
labels of XXX."
King testilics that whiskey wa-s put
up last Saturday, and XXX lahef was
used, but the firm name, " Wilson
Dist.illing Co.," was struck olf.
Barnhardt, the assistant superin
tendent, testified that : " I have never
known himl] to plit a label on whiskey
where the label was cheaper than the
wl'ikevy. Have known him to puit on
as high as XXX labil on Grove whlis
key-which I have heard Is N goods.
I h sve kevp the record of UI,ee UnlaniUs.
This Las been in prautive du ring Mr.
)outh it,'s ad m in str'ation. They put up
Grover's wIiskey S'aturday mior'ning
with Wilison's labels, but the name
Vilson was struck of."
C. 1. Charlets, assistnLt Doookkee per.
statc "that (rover's w hi:-cey is claac(
as X Corn whi , and the differenct
in the prieO of X and XXX .orn to con
sumres is $1 p-ir galion."
We conceive it to be our duty to re
port the facts to the board as they
really appear, but in our finding t1he
conclusion cannot, e cs;caped tlit, ti.,
scheme of changing the labels on
whiskey shippel out could iave been
devi aeu for no otlier' prur' pio' than to
create a way for Collectinig more money
for the goods sent out, to thbe local di,
penisors than the sanmiir wero irvoiced
for to tho colinsisioner : uInd. furher,
Lo create the ilipressin on tIe memIn
bers of the board tnat certain brands
are becoming mor popular, they
being hard to keep inl sttock."
We finds tliat this practice of ch ang
ing labels is not onfly done for tine rea
sons stat(ed, but it is absolutely inde
fensible fromi iny tandpoint, and con
travcnes the piri. and letter of the
law, anid candor cuompeis us to and( it
has unrquetstionabtily worke'd a fraud on
the people of South Cot ulina.
We suggest i i mmediate action in th is
matter, and if thris ptractico Is now
beinrg carried on that it uc forthwith
Wve further find that the ptractico of
suu rstlitution of orders has becen Ia vogue
under M r. D)outh it,'s ad nmtin istration
orders have been substituted when ire
ceived from the city of Charleston and
elsewhere in the State.
We find that, on the order of thc
cormmissioner, without authority from
the board, or without the commirission
er ever having reported his action tc
the hoard, sixty-nine cases of winos
were transferred from Dispenser Sto.
thart to DIspenser Stelling, In Char
leston, on July 11th. 'The prIce was re
duaced to one (dollar porn case when the
tr-ansfer was made. And exclusive of
tis, bry (order of the comt]missioner, ru
furthber uniauthrmized reduction wvas
imado to the extent of $.15~7l in sales
of H r'ook l1ull arnd Moore w inlos. Threst
matters resulted in a clear loss to then
State of the sum of u4 02 bS.
We find that the comimissione
changed the price list, issuing a nocv
one of August ist, wIthout any author
ity from the boar'd and w ithfout eve
ever reporting his action to the boaur'
for its appiroval or disapproval, result
ing in a loss to tbo State of twelve pe
T. C. RIOmINSON,
The report of the cornmittc wit
adopted after herarir.g ai statement from
Mr. iDouthit. Messrs. Hlaselden, Rtobir
sorn and Miles votedl to adopt the r'epor
and Messrs. Williams and iloyki
agaInst the motion.
Subscuonntly Messrs. Geo. Johnston
and G. it.. l'rinrce, as attorneys for Mu
Doiuthit,, appeared before the boamr<
arid requested that lie be given a fiu
L hrearinig, urgIng that the investigatio
I had beern cx parte, and~ that he hard
legal arid moral right to he confr'onte
.by his accusers. The boai'd declindt
-' reoe the mattcr, and~ adopted th
ifo;lowinog resolutions by a vote of i
a 2 as: already given, nmrely:
t WVher'eas, union the d ispernsary lat
5 It isi providid that the cominssionic
N snail be subject, to removal for caue
s by the State hoard of control, and
V hereas the eomirflittoo (liy at
,lpoinlted to) investigate tire receipts an
- disbumrsemerits oif tihe contr'aband roou
t has in its reporrt formatullIy charged tlt
5 commissiioner', J. IH. f)tilt, with gro;
Sirregularities and ofllal nmisconadua
r whIch, in the opi1nlin of the board
control-based upon his ow n admiissom
t-Is sullcienit cause for lis removs
yesterday removed limi by vote of thit
board ; and, whoroas formal deanaL
has been made by his attorneys, Mossrs
;Georgo Johnstone and George I
P'rince, for a rehearing, be It
lwsolved, That the board. reailzing
its responsilbilitis, and cognizant ol
its ollicial duty in the premises, de
clines to rcconsider Its action, and that
as far as It Is concerned the lucident
Ilust bo closed.
R.esolved further, That from this
date and p.-nding t.c election of a com
Imiissioneor all checks issued on account
of the hnisilness of thu board will bo Is
sued arnd signed by the clerk, It. C.
Webb, and countersig ned by the cair.
maIn and no other persoti or persons.
Ltusolved fiulrther, That il papers re
lating to the said investigation be
turned over to the attorney general
for such acti on is 1he deems proper to
protect the interest of the State.
UI solved further, hat a copy of
these r tiohitionts beserved on Commits
sioner Douthitt at onceo by the clerk.
Under the advice of his attorneys,
Mr. Dout hit, has declined to relinquisi
the ollice, and the prospect is that the
courts Vili have to settle thbe matter.
TilE Sl'I(ING P[ l-LD |l-b.Teoild
(ashionled Sprinugl Ilhi rill li as provid
a most elfeetivo weapon a1g .inrst tie
''ilipinlos to the astonishm e n) t of il-tlary
Uflleurs, who could rot hlievCe the
maodern 4gunl hia an ((11a1.
A report is now on liie With the ord
nanII deart-ment wihIch shows that
every Voluntoor regiment equipped
with tie old type of gui has rendlCed
eqiually as elfectivo service on tihe
lighting line as the regulars, armed
with the Krag-Jorgensen, and Ietween
the two pieces the nativ ies have great
er fear of th Springfield rille. Sur
geons' reports indicato at closo range
the large calibre linlict gCnerallIc kils
when it hits In a vital sIpot, whilu the
smalleri, with terrilic sibriking force.
passes through the body and often
fals to Stop i man.
TheV Spri nglield stood the test of
smokelt's iowder as wel I as the Krag
1OrgC nse n. Of 16,000 guns inspected
only three were found to he injured.
Th is record was a surprise to the ord
nanarce ollicirs In WVae hi igt on, who had
net anticipated tuch a favoral ie show
ing. NJatIrally, the t UesLion is again
brought up. wini her io hi rger or tho
smIalr cal iher' rill is the more gen
erally cliceiave, all-around wt "eapo iln
action, and the t-ub j'et wilt no dloubht
no atLalii alitatued ny\ army mein. It is
nt IrotblelC t.hat. th exIeIts Will
allow their deepi-ilted opmllions to I
hagdfor it woluld h.- it, m~knowv
ledge they hid bieCn guilty of a grave
mali- take in ever adlopting for tihe ariaiy
ia 30-ea lib:r ri llu.
'1w detriutivo quality of the two
gun. an sareuly be compared at
t auiges, Q' 2,14 y',ls, the 61up ei, ity
of the older ::o bing grenur ii all
re.-pocts. A Lo- h'!.- t do2s more
ditlr aid put the m a tit u!ull
olit of action, while the i-no.ler hulllet
fails, as Lbcl edical records show, to
"stojp " a soldear unc.,s he is hit in a
very tunde r epot. Tho ad vantages ofi
the K rag are greater velocity-ohain
ing q uai lit! es a0d more a llra cy.
'T i E LINi-:SToN.: !ii(i)I ot ow His
'rouV.-The trustees of Itillm tolle Coi
lego have deterimined ll established as
a feature of tneir institution a depart
ment of hibtory, in v hich, without
negkceting ot.her branhaes of thes sub
ject, particuilari attentionu will be 'aId
Lo the histor-y Of the 9OLItheran S tatis.
It it; propo-sed to iake ULimestoue Cfl
lege a center of hittorical investiga
A. largo historlal lirary is being
rapidly proidiedl, arr.agemnts have
be.n iimIadC to secure ielst rualLion of 010
hag igei- chIaracteir by min tirauined in
luiverit.iy mlethodstl oh oig~iinl re
i'ear'b mand the frueits, (f thie stuidios
anade hothl by profoiors and gradu
aited studenats wil be puilh.'ilel hv' the
clle ge in a series of h .,tor a iiaaa mino
A heautiful hall of hiastory wvil be
ocrected for tis diepartmenat., wh:1ieb
will be cal led the Winnial Daiv i, chooi
of [Histor'y. The Institution believeosi
thcat no tr ibuto coul d be deuvie mal uore
acceptabiu to the D~aughuter of the
Confederacy. Pri'ldent, Leo Davis
Lodgo has laId the planr beforo Mrs.5
Jellfersonf Davis and has rocelived from
her a full indorsemnent, of the projec..
ThoIa matter will be pushed with vigor.
A N DIsoN's NE:w P ~A N.--The An
derson1 correspoindent of T[ho State
says : "Wednsdauy aftornoon as a
yoi ug ldy )ppi of thu gradedva scLhol),
a daugh ter' of one of our most highly
respeeti ci ti zens, wiho liv es abolut, a
mnile anad a hidlf from town m, wvas returnn'r
hug hiomei fromla school aboiuit 3 l'cl)ck,
and wheni ina sIght of bomne, she was
acceosted liy ai negrio by the l n ameu of
Totlun .1 enk Iin,V whoi mladie an indu~ecen~t
praopolsal to1 he.~, followed by3 an inde
cenit e xposu re of hiis persoan. The
ylong hady' I ied, screamianag, toiwardi
I homean, anid oultranl the negro aind lecap
- ed his cluteis.
r' "Tihe alfair did not leak out until
todliay, whIaen a piarty (if dhetcermtined'
muon set, out to caipure thei 1 negroIi
wihi they did. Th'ley gave bbna hi:
choice (of 13ynchintg or subiittinag to
certain sur gical operation, tic accept,
3 ed thie~ hitter , and Vha Iioperatioin wa
ru thorouig hly, :,lecedully13 and sci en t~Il
-cal ly pirformuoJ. The naegro was car
riod1 buck to his home anod told h- mnus
ra clear hImnsel f of the-sc piarts au asoon a
he was well enolugh. T'his is the A n
e ale ri-o plan, andl heats lynehin g."'
*Corn bhrou ghat, fr'oum I'orto It co ami
Iplar.tlld in Ni:,consinu In Junae ha:
r ieaehed a heighat (of nearly i 1 feet.
-The'la eflcacy oIf th aiuton-obilec it
miountain climbing has beenu lroven hia
Mra. andui MIrs. Pt. 0. Stanley lof Newivton
Mains., whoSO auatomnobhil madle th aas
cent of MIount Washilngtonu, I ,84.0 fee
abovo sea level.
r -Dr. C. .J. Ihoadley, the Connaectieo
e State IIlbrar in, hias In his plo'slensIiit
an Old lacardl or "' doadgert" whiach wva
,- i stributed ten daiys atter thec death o
d WVasingtoin and annunlecs a maeamori a
n servico In H artfor dt.
o -Mrs. Mary S. Wvilson, w hao recenti:
as celebrated her 9)1st irlthdlay at Oyste
st Bay, L. I., Is livIng in a house w hic
>f Is nearly 800 years old. aund on th
me porch of whIch George Washingto
I, shook hands wIth the peCopio oif th
GOlI) IN SOUTH AFRICA.
E.ldorinoas Productioni in tho Last
Ton Years-The Diamonl Mines
anid Other Miknoral Deposite.
The mining interests of Africa,
especialy the wonderful gold and
diamond mines ,vhich have attracted
so much attention, are the subject of
a chaptor in tie monograph just pro
pared by the treibury bureau of statis
ties on cormnercial Africa In 1899.
Aluch of the rxcent, rapid development
of Africa, especially In the southern
part, wohero tibo greatest rapidity of
developmient has occurrod, is due to
the discover-y and development of ox
1remnely valuable mineral deposits.
Tle suost valuablo of those aro gold
and ditaionds, tihough incidentally It
inay be mentioned that the iron, coal
anlti other inineral ieposits of South
aid Southeast, A frica givo promise of
gri cal, value w hen w'eal th-sooking man
h thinc to turn his attention from
the gold mines to thoso which promiso
less rapid, but perhaps equally cer
That I bo gob i anid damond in!nes of
iouth A friic zive been, and still aro,
wonderfuflly prolit.bh-. however, Is bo
yttid ti t,. The l liborley (lilt
tmondol min iie, ,-akys the St. RoLs Io
public, whicl are located in r Itish -
territory, ju.t ('u-ide thO bunIdaries
of Lb e O)rangce Wrete Stato And about
i0i m ile fron (a.pe Town, now supp)ly
11> per Cent. of the d4ittimond of comn
mrle, altblmghI tithir existence was
uniiknoni priol it IMN16., ald tie iiinels
have thus been in operation but about
It Is stiiated that $350,000,000
wNortli of righ diinionl-, worth double
tlmt S at4er cltting, liave been pro
dullced froml tc K trh bl ey min es silceu
Itlber openi'n in I P61 9, '*.Tni tits enor
11lus production woi have eel
greiatly linrea-ed hut, for Uh) fael that,
the ownevrs of the Varioi111s m11ies; in
thi.s city furmed -. an agr''.teeitL by
which the an nu:l! output, was o
ilmitetdi Its to iteet but not matcrCaly
exceei, Lihe 111111 al eonLsu mt ption of the
world's diamond trialkets. So plenti
fil is the supply, alid 'o coliplirative;y
lnexpon-ive the wo-k of produt;Lcion,
that, dhaiunitinid digvging inl other parts of
1,bu world hasi' a1,1nes-t Ceast-1diinceU tib"
Soutl,hi Afr Aie n ines; ent~eredl Wih. linldl,
antid te reu'tl , is, a- stited btouve, that
Lhy now -upply over 9i per cint. of
1 (I atIy wv o ItndeUrfit I tamnu( q tully i roI
ising art- the preat W Itwate.arand
Iild (i ) oft ioitoi A tri tt, L tet- ud in
klnov-n as the o m neb r nliine-,.
T he DI Utn wvord " W itte- ran d"
mie-n- literally "Whit~e Water longe,"
tnd tit trip oIf terriitory a fewv hun
re mia ioej and in Width to wiuh
it. lai applied1 was l b lo a \ 3-w yoUr
I. li i it I~ I tir t ' . i W l ifii d i.
$50.it0 . I t i- r t stui v o 1 i t tot r 1!
i id!ity. v i t e froi. uet i . I h ' u 3 1
Tis wo ntd erful 1v ,0lopm 1nt, has at.
tract.td gr attti ention to Smuth A frica
Mid drawiVn thitLier thouiads of ptr
s;ons ith hope o! r ahz quick for
,ulesi. Develpinnt.t h e vi, s11owed
that the lmine., Cttal i hte suceessfullv
worketd only by the Ie of cotly
mach1inry, and whil thbey I have - bUeni
ex tremi :y protductive whero mtachti
oery has b t n tueti, they were not, of
such chirttier (is to inalke hand or
placur mining proiltable as was the
case in Gal fornia. Thu gold prod ic
Lien in the "I tad"'H sinUu 1881 hast been
over $300,000,000l, and eareful surveys
of the fiel d by to use of drells anid
other processes (If exp~erts show beyond
qjuetion th2at thIie " In sight,"~ probably
amiounts to $3,500i,000,00l~i0, wvhilie the
b10rge in mber0 of mintes whieb have
lben ltoucateri ini ad jacentI territory,
par ticularly in parts of I hodesia, give
proiiiie of add1 titinal s-uppflies, so tat
i t slets problabile Lthat Soutth Africa
w%'i for many yearls colnti nuc to bu, as
it now its, Lhi lcIarest, gold-producing
sectin of thie world.
, iteentI( d'ieoveri. s led to thle bol iod
that, these wvonder fully ich ii 1nes iavu~
the long lost "' foild of OJphir," from
wich Solomn obtained bl supplies11(1,
minlg " at navy of ships11 ini E-zion-Go
bior, which is oppjosite Idioth on the
shore of the Red( sea in the land of
10dom, and Ilirami sont in the navy his
scrvanits, sh Ipmenf tlitat had knowlodge
of the sa, with the servants of Solo
man~t, atnd they camoe to Opihir and fetch
ed thbenco gold and brought i.t to K ig
---T'ht Vanderbilt, ma iusoleum i at New
Dorp is~ doub1lly gutarded night and dlay
sinc C(o rncilus VarnebIt,'s burial.
Thiere have aliways, at alil hours, huoni
two.I own1 wa't~thing tite tomtb. Now
staitijotowd wit:r' ilhey can( ttte thet tombi
an att whoe npt ac i~Littt witht bing~i
een thecin ien. T1hity arett rilmited
ntLli1 to xiti- tt entioyn. In ddtbi fa
joIne arse oundet- tho ftomb3. ii
-Tfrtcotton mil int Kaxtsy.a willi
ee cen dieion.--,ad pwasiinted
by Ittt-e ci'tIs falmTe int weiil mnu
acur thread, and arne Cot~~h fac
ties retcits exp Sced tlfolo. Thel
op et-iong of tNl touch folo iputhu
ite otto rieing t inc beinas the lgte
uteeper aurt athe next yearil oed.
A celebrted GeJorne phyroma h
uthrnt home tho staokon tdht l
ushensis d noet ofhoule iuln
And.Te mmr all Mrto Wheeleribilt ne
3iypo hea00 mile ioun follo thn the
ordeks. , oc eigte ihe
DEWEY'S FAME ta
At the present time outshines that 6f
all past or present heroes. The man
with the iron nerve who braved the
dangers ofaManilla Bay infested with
death dealing torpedoes, to do his duty
and who to day is worshiped by all
America. Not only warfare has its
heroes, but they can be found in every
walk of life: the farmer, doctor, law
yer, preacher, merchant, etc. If you
will think for a moment, no hero ever
did more than his duty, and every one
who d(oes this in its fullest sense is a
Its Our Duty
to lay bofore the people such a stock,
such assortment., such values and such
qualities in Dry Goods and Shoes that
they will be enabled to buy at the low
est living figures. Buying in such
large quantities, for both wholesale and
retmul, we are enabled to do it, and will
do it. WO back every assertion we
make with the goods and prices.
Money cheerfully refunded on un
THE WE4 T/IER
<ur stock will prove your best
0 Laolies ribbed vests only 15c.
(5 Latlies gray, bleached and un
bleavched, fleece lined vests, 25c.
0 Ju:liis 50 per cent. wool, natural
*rrav vetsts, oily 50c.
200m llies heavy flat undervests only
Soime values prevail in mens, boys
',(0 vards 28 inch red twilled,'alI wool,
ilhmel only 12.
O)I 10l put re miedicated twilled flannel,
soft and line 25c.
()nw lot white flannel, 27 inch 121.
lI tter <mi s of flannel c15C to 50c.
l ct cotton ilanine on the market 5c.
Sjpecial We cotton flannel 30 inches
on ly 8ie.
3,o00 yards 3. inch Sea Island only 31c.
One lot, iot. quite so wide ony 3c.
N,00! yards good heavy cotton checks
The.mst, cotton ever sold here at 5c.
Southern silk cheviots for shirts 8c.
BleRI 811868R in SIhoe8.k
A Genine D ongola button for ladies,
1 .5() vahlie, $1.00.
Fimne Kid Skint, sonie get $2.00 for them,
Chibilireuis shoes 25e to $2.00.
Merts Suniday Shoes $1.00 to $3.50.
liest stock heavy work shoes nmadle.
See our line of Bloots.
Dress Goods for every need.
All wool fancy dIress goodls 19c.
The largest selection ini all grades.
Trimm mng.' to match.
100 Fine Astrakahn Capes $2.50 goods
100 Fine Plush Capes $2.00 goods
The best for the money in all grades.
Comoi straight to) this store, the
largest stocks offered, best selection,
piromapt polite salesmen.
We give you the names of our help,
who wvill be glad to serve you:
Gm.o. M. lBUCIIANAN,
L,. .Au.u:mir JAM ES,
C. A. Pm ERSON,
WAurnn C. WIttIS,
WV. FRANK GniCSHAar,
PAur C. P~ARKINs,
MAHON & ARNOLD~
NO. arr UPPER MAIN STREET
J. II. MolEoAN & Bno.'s OLD STAND.
Agents for McCall Bazar Patterns.