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The People's Journal.
PICKENS S. C.
1901 JAN}UARY 1901
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. BY JOHN BOYD CLARKE.
Copyight, 190, 1 by John oyIt ('arh.
. co.y . 'l i + 1,.11+ 11 '
OTTD) over tite grea t graiL
prairiles of upper 311nuesota
are manDy litte conimuni1"ties
of nnnimpainted plank cottages
or evenl of "8od" 0 houses wh' ose Inhab
ItanIts possess Ior'e of the ebharnet('ris
ties of the old ime Yankee than the
present oeupilailts of our New E'inglild
hoiesteads. And the renson for this
is plain. These westerl Yankees are
lineal descendanits of oir best 1 'tur'itan
stock and in inigrating to their prairie
homes from tle ruggedl New inln
hill farms took thoe pecul!anritlies and
homely vir(tues of their ancestors with
theni. Boston "culture" lis been Ill
tered over the New England farn
steads, ani1d the old timei11 Yn ikee or' tho
old fashioned Yankee communnity Is an
impossibility inl the viast.
But these westernlers dispiiy t.hep In
dustry arnd fruga lity of ihilr anlcestors.
They are a hard working pteople wiose
pleasures ecomi( e laboriously. For eight
months in the yeari' it is a tug with no
ture for the necessities and a few of
the luxuries of life. The other four
montlis they are snow boind. It is In
this season, when Ie sIow iiiant les
the plairies aind the Ice king feitels
the watei. courstsI. however, thlt the
'Minnesota boys in girIs i in most of
It is in winter 1hit "schoiol keeps,"
and oie of the 80pup1is oie well grown
youths aind inm ideis. There is littlo
tine for edunent! ion lI the rest of
the year, antl the :iiibitius :ri' not
aslinnied to show their aniix iety for
"book learntitng." 'I'le schoiolhiouse, usi
ally in the center of the wid-ly seat
tered comnunity, Is the lien' blua rtei's
for all Junketings :anid ftilies. If tlt!
schooiiaister happens to) lie iiois: enlly
Inclined, so 11ch1 the better. There is
aut eoe a singiing school estabi l ished
for one evening in (lie week.
Several years ago ini a ti'iininun ity of
this kind kinow Wa s Sassafa lln ottIoiina
the young peopile foriined a sing1ing cinhb
which iinet at the schioiomiose oni Fri
day eveniugs. The o peo pie of I19 liI ot
toms made uip a typiieal \ilinnesot Ian
conunueii 'y-there-~ wer' nioiii very richi
andl~ fewver po3 itor. FTe younig people
had all met eaech other ini the coinnoon
school, that grenat le'vvler of clan~ dis
tinction, aiid ther'ie were't lew ('liues.
There wias onie tnaliily, a rte t iii'
qulitioni to tliotto1(1'nis, w hileh was
ratlher an iitxception to thiis, ho wieer.
TIhey hiatd lived sim years' d0Stowin St.
Paul wiay in a inuch'i niore' thiickly set
tled partit of' thie stati' aiid were' iiitlined
to look tdown a little uploni thiri new
neighboi's. Esp'eiluily wais this true of'
the soni aiid tdaghtei'. Iliraii ItllI was
a little splek and spma fel low, wIthi
dark comiplex ion and eyt's anid haiir as
black as coal. lie wias very3 gallantl
wIth the ladies and was iincliined to
snub seome of the boys in a wvay which
they 'ouild not i'esenut excepiting ini
their hear'ts. Is sisteri MlIra was a
pretty little bruinette, but slht, like her
bro(ther, had such aun exa Itedi opinion
of her' own imuporta ne (liat she was
not veriy piopular. Inh faet, (lie ciomn g
of the lBalls to Sassafras Ilottomns wtas
the sowIng of discordh in the social life
of the couirnunity.
The wintter of whlh I wr'ite bogan
with a good fail of sniow the day be
fore Thanksgiviing, and at onc'e the
boys got omit their' sleighs and iilanned
to take the girls to ride. T(here were
all sorts and condit ions oft sleighs,
from the wood sled1 with am carriage
seat ailixed anid the ordiary "'pung" to
Phil Dennett's oltd faishioned ''high
back." PIl D~ennett was the ackowi.
edged leadei' amonig the young fellows
of the ilottomns, alitd It was considered
something of an hionor' iamong the girls
to be invi ted to share his sleigh to and
from slngling school. 'Thle oid hiighblack,
a huge box affalir whichl hiad often held
a ineirry party of six (1uit1 'omlifortably,
Was an instituition in (the ll)ennett fain
113'. It had belonigedl to Pi'l's great
uncle, and Ph'il pa tched atnd iiniited it
every3 fall withi a sort of veneat'ion iii
Phlil wa's a metrry, good tempei~tre'I fel.
his alcqultma iane wer'e glad to goj
sleighing with imi. But foi' two or
three winters last ther't hatd been few.
or frolics in the old highba ick. Phlil had
seemed to piitfer takitig one young
lady att a tine, iatd that fortuonate per-"
son was always the saine-the doctor's
daughter', Myrtle Kemi~. Other girls
Who may have secr'etly "set their caps"
at the bIg, good natured young farnmer
had to turn their eyes elsewyhere per
iram Ball happlened to pass the
Dennett place the morning after the
first snowfall and saw PhIl's box sleigh
in the yard.
"Hello, Dennett!" lie exclaimed,
"Where'd you get that ark?"
"Don't you like the looks of it?"
*queried PhIl coolly.
"It looks like a relie of the mound
builders," saitd Hi, with a laugh.
."Don't s'pose your sister would care
to go sleigh ig with mie, eh ?" respond.
"Well, hardly-in that thing."
"All right;,I shan't ask her, then."
that you'd ask a girl to go to ridn wltb
you in that7" de-fiuajled III confiden
Piil looked at bhim calnly, but with
a spark of lire in his eye. "If you wait
till Ieriday night, you'll see the nicest
girl in these bottoms riding in it," he
said. "Myrtle Kemp, I mean."
The shot told, for it was 3,n open se
cret that Phil was not the only fellow
who worshiped at the shrine of the
Myrtle Kemp was alIost the only
girl in the neighborhood whoin Miss
Ball put herself out to become friendly
with, and It was whispered that that
was entirely for her br'oi'i's sake.
Most of the young iIItn of the 1loln
had long sincie dieih-i . lul i'iil had
outelaissed th leii ill Nlrie's favor' ,hut
Birinlall wa Is Iolninal by no such, 11w-1
lief, In truth, a11l ugh 1'h1 ilt ad Inade
up his in regalldilig Mlyrh-, he W1a14
not at aill sure vthlat she( had:141 u
her i1ind regiardling hi0 , 11id flit' t, oor4
fellow (141 not dar risk 4)mjiijg to the
I'ssue4 I Ill he flol ot's dandli 4t l
lileghltlg ;lci1415 2) IlIE(41o i tI I Ilie
Mlost of, the Intys wer tobuynak
]ing aIll seenr ab,"Il SWAIN faniio r
tl w in er2 1ih1 fi rst 14111 i ft sn oIw 11l4
'lain a it 1 4 , I'4'lI i. i' l yf lo t oI le n a1 -
''ighlag1 4 re1 s I'l t e l ight of tihe'
v y falir 11111 in tIhe snow. ,1111 111had
nlot sen Myrliet, butl it. was (ille n
Idlrlnsl( het11-n1h11 that he wais al
1auiys to shil for hr n w to tiI hiis l e'O
hslils The iy hfore, Thurs
ay, 1 ino-4I 1 4 1111 u I i the store
Unit l i lia had goit i new Sleigh.
"It's (4 111t- UPi k li I til- last trip of thilt
rie seunrcomei 'way froinl St.
Pal"said his infrinant11. "An they
ay Hi's ait ll ret.ill yaller
fil silver hIll s t n to tiht sli f ts. 11'11
l1lt 4 )I ' o 11yo' y oIlu withl thI e g htill
P'hil mi -nvely t oul ght. tI s proible,
howIer %-ws Ino;t un. poptihlar with
ti ll vIn liy ani was liirdly v ilkt'd by llth
gils desp4 it his galbintry. Bitt l'hil
ball ye t ho b-r 11a111 the l lit' 11 o fit' lilt
is ofll l 11i 11i k n fo thl glea n ft' 11 nIte
4111 41 Ii' is:i1..it iI d '4'li
li lt Ihr lissdli' his 14i-sih re ilio the
bo.x .leig' thel usu l ti and. set
'tit rills h4 h -tdol ('Ir's bo sv. l-ar up thlt
re1i,4lwing1- out of, .1 1h-:111t whichl
'Id lit 1v Itlll I: 111 4ii'r I'w X ias a h1181
>, red1 :11,4 ye1.-lo1w. P- n%:], iis 1 li t's n w
deighLd, nfil i behilini 'irain's pavver it
Iliiely " lisaippeare--i . (11n Ilhil's Sight,
le.ig r aloni nolr0ey hr
,%-:s plently (if tiline het'olre tho ign
WlNVII ho eem tho- doct4or's front
:all,. ho noticed that1 a ,h-lgh hadlslp
- 11-14r1 oo 1f 1 hu 1. I'mo he coul see
IhII t'l Ibu he still had nto tts
lilen g t111h14l1 disappoin 1Ient which
Tlw joply illie og'' Nintt him it tlt,
"Y i're t) Lite, Ph " ho vxolaitn
-d. lau1hing Il his usut boisterous
Ill utnlnr. " l golle. "
ilg. i lli ii l Ille a1sto llished Phil11.
'h :ill( go 'l o1
"iht' you, n(!" irs1 ld the doctorb
Llirain lill just. nini' In his e1mw
li to o ii hk h1er. I tIll you -what,
'hilI I lii i to I' ll yo u 111012I, b oy n oyU t
Ph l'c 4 lhe h't'1124 bint e ohl high-1
>kir doe awl~'iil''ista withou a word.i
li wa~s dazd1 andl hiserldo dsatpointh
('t.t le was-hlfes IL''Ina lded ot r-c
"Ytu'rl too' la11t, Pil.'" wee clrcgaimed.
of '111 l~iig"i1rt itioe"lliietr
Ind nito 1'to hed.111 1l sco litus at abll.
ldits then,4 pritole' coming'' tohserelynt,
(t'twouhl noiteo t. ite thouhdtreat
1fl~ (oilIiar ond byl seat, bote gr'
wt y. e'4Iutt l'i l1as first fofll Jst . 1
There niigh1'to het'1 a itket wiythe
nilt have though he wash met cmr
tin." Perap ishoe hdbentl.h a
"Oh, lI Ilhelltvoedack thrghll,"n
hesaruulus ne~otthe drIv hnale pro
"uOU kIt was pet cigter--outh
ler aio litr "countryovegon hei~
Inll torie glui ito oewthyun
week Phil,''rove spaloebtdobd
aedt chaf thbg fellow.an Ai mao
"Vfery usually i goodaurd,' wat the
winxt well3o.tr otolgd oh
Te rb~osne gils3 sedo sat with
eah thr-nls itwsaweludr
The red and yellow- cutter stopped v
the doetor'n gate theanext Friday nigh'
Phil's highback weit around by th
other road. There was nothing mor
said by either; neither could thel
friends pm)p anything regarding ti
estrangement out of thetim. And Hliran
Bail, wisely, seale(i his own lips as .
Plili did not Jilss a sessioni otinb
singing Club. li Seldo c' alle rot 6
drove any of the girls home. If Iti
did, it 'was always somebolidy wIto oth
orwise would haitve beit ieglectel. lit
told hliins1elf that Myrtle should see Ill
was no weathercock. Aid], in truth
if he eoild iot have, the girl of lil.
choice he wanited none at all.
Thle winlter drew toward spring,
There had been at thaw lin lebruary
which almost spoiled the slelglilug, bull
when it grew ('o(1(l again the hta'd pnck
e(d siniowV froze sioltd, Ind the runnerh
fairly biurn'd Over the roads. Th
wisenieres, too, declared that the win
ter wis by no inianis over. There wn
a big sori due, tnd the longer it de
Ilyed the more severe it WouIld pIrovC
whlen It f111inal l itnle.
One Friday late lin the month thc
HiowhnllIks beganl to dl1e u11) nr-ouint1
the horizonl, an1d thle farmllers hajstened.(
to get their sheep inito tle folds and
n Ie aIll seciie fo' the night. Therc
wits little wind, however, and the
storm grew slowIy. Phtil was late at
the singing ('lub1) that night. It wIs
well unlier wny ,VNt when ho11 (ntered, and
as he enlme il he br'ottglt with him n
Rudiden t'coIl blast of wind. The first
flakes of the coning storm spaiklied (I1i
his hearskini cont.
"You had better. close ery .1m
ry," he whispered to the master nl
hie passed to a seint. "TheIe Is going.
to lie a heavy gale."
But It is hard to break up) it inierry
paiIrty of youNIg people. The ilne stow
sifted down t I . the schlhuse 1111
pneked hird oveir tle doo stone. 1na
they eei withoit they would havt
heardt now anid then the snapping oi
the oveila(den brnIehes of tle fores
irees belin d tlie bu hildiniig. The sclool
house stood 111)011 the verge of a wood
By tile tiei the st'ssion broke ul
the wind iadi risen ant was monninti
angrily through the forest. It swep
the snow flereely Into their faces nl
they breasted it too. It 's astonish
11g how inuc li l alredy faIieii.
Everyboldy biut 'hil antd t he' mastel
hid to get awAiy. The latter liv((
at the nenrest fa rnilouse-n imost with
in stone'tI throw of tle sciool-int
Ph1il hiad a question or two lIn algebri
he wiitted expltinlel. Althoigh ftll
young farmer did ntat nIlend tile rtg
lia sessions of the school, le neverthe
less spelit ihis evenings at htoiie 11
studying suicht )oo11si s lie haid pre
vlously 1( no opportunity of dlppn
"Come, Phit, you'd best hurry0al'n
yourself," said r. El'iery. goiig to thi
door and rece'iving tlie full strength o
the gale in h1is face. "Why, it's a bliA
"' Y11 sey yo homie first." said Phil
laughing. "I it hI li the l)est lions
Inl at storm Inl theI li ottoms.-. I shaIll ge!
ho in. all right."
'iiev d tug oit thi old box sleigh ani1
baekid tht big black out of tle hors
shed't. 'Thle therais weire aliready out o
sight anid hieartin g. Ph'ii and thle muas
teir tumbled't into the siteigh, andt lnln
lloh <tiitkiy tiirew them throitghi hi
f'rst diflt InIg s-:now' to thie iuinsteri'
"You'd 1better' spendii the ntigh t hetr<
Phil,"' saht .\ir. Eitit'ry.
"'Nonsuse:"' r'tspoiil'd thle young fel
low", with ii highi.
"Well, you'v' e a gootd lhorse nauh Jius
'T'he teiin eers ist senten'ice r'epe'ntec
twat- whyt lit tured utoi' thle ron dm'le
guiiised the deeori''.os lintd My
taing ut hamoe dgret ute hoi'tne.
lile had0 brteasei th sn'iio nob,
ke epohdiiiiii ilto lie's Inba ito tt
age'ent. litshou'It ii r fouret' buh
lee fthcel ihou ti- riv ion snk blhh 1
gituiny sin te-f ce onr c''ontl .\y
tlit mviutfavt got li hofor.
weast ihee had ndt astsed toht~emron ths
'(t stoldeboy o''"h ni'oPhi. "Theyg
kePhi"tid aollaighto he'shits <it
gert .he nis.c i -li't aty of lour bus
tii'ieiien tinfense a' link rioh itnw
denly esyopp ed hi get neord.het'a
PhIl pulwlder.c Thb out farmli hor
whdii'ed luly tnroug he ditoPi
ter inreplym fathye ci'ea ilyt'w
rithe n tofi ather he.talh
"vliy eoge, olit' d os! re h
lie sooutead istlad. Thb wh''inn 0
but teenie, nd frntdd'ied to i'th
toe oaiii human voflemstle.tn
h"fhIt'loedy i ofts.rn,"tog
IPhil buAnd d(llr itoi' doghnyts it
thfol,0fti? ll lel!" d 113 ttn
Biut Iwas uoh [as hie liam h
cou01.ldsteel seohy cni'sted An
sua st~orm alst rturTe: rndr
Thuhan ~d intnedrr. IstPil
PhIl waldsine o out of the ransui li
andruged hthrough the drif tots cu
the ireitionstfnthei rleofn dirs
Thoe csne ouswre nhoutl" the ins
rd.iskihatoo in hleding)the tael hcs
but the girl's sin ptCii fron ee toel
ahe~ fnmihth. o isiyouln
ojc in thef sow-a use andeutc
>Pil houst outes t *son e. ha soh
,lid not know it."
t "I reckon you did go by the house!"
exclaimed Phil. "And you're a long
way off the road now. I've been fol
lowing you for 15 minutes. Black Bob
heard your horse squealing or- I should
have passed right by without being
any the wiser."
"What shall we do?" demanded the
girl. "We can't turn this sleigh around.
The horse is almost played out."
"What's the matter with lili m?" ask
ed Phil, pointing to the silent Mii.
"ie's half frozen."
"And hie's got more than half of the
robes, too!" said Plill in disgust.
"Ile needs them iore than I do,"
apologized Myrtle. "You won't leave
hii here to freeze?" she added, In sud
"'i'lat's Just like a womanl when she
loves a man," thought poor Phil. "At
"What are you dolin, Den li bcrl
wayse th11iks of him, first." Alould hle
said: "We're nionec or us. goinlg to freeze
If I enni help It. Sit where you are until
I unh111tch yourl hor-se. We Inlight ats
well give bhim a chance for his life."
When hie began to dto this, however,
Il11r:11n ar-oused him11self.
"What are You eloling, Dennlett?" hie
cried. "If y*oul et the horse loose, we're
lost!" lie seized the whip and tried to
reacb Ilill with It. The horse began to
1 Phi01 sprng forward anid caught the
S-lilp fromn thle other's hanld. "Keep
i quiet," hie sal sternly, "or I'll warmn
youl witil this 141sh1 inlyself."
HIlrno fell back anld swore. Mtyrtle.
shrank11 away froml hun11, but Ph11 il dd
not see hevr. Ile had turned his atten
Itioni to the rest ive horse again and soon
"I'mn afrald ," hie said gravely, "that
we ennnot get out of hevre till IL stops
13nowin. :1am going to unh11tchl Black
]loh), andI we will all come back Into
"I'm going to stay hiere," growled
"We'll dto whatever you say, Phil,"
f d clane ti . ti
t Phil loosened ilack Bob from th
shafts, an d the two horses plunged
away Into tile theor. Then, after vast
labor, lie partially clealed away a sniow
bak ndtrnd hlhgelodfahin
-Pdhilghhniek overd wold cauve the
vii torthe coue otl tuie h:iidth ''Fuale
Thue' irl:1( struggldou, b'ut Hira re
fusediii to moe. "St'kay iihe~'re thn, and I
bhrak derne fromol" hihu exclimed1(
wrthfu'lily, tId he( halciedhi Mytle
tioto o t i ile h orngseaigh and sooce
"You wiil nofree. ty hret
freeze tr deat," lie hispegrey ''thad
weingly.1 ".\tak out coml~e l t t
"Ao l~ riht."n rgsone touhitc Bitelac
Boand we wl all droe ack Iutof
mad seih.nji'.' rludrth ih
back.i going tho bravy hellow grawled
down abo wte.r yon afyw Pilte
theywre Murledytedivn nw
sadPhil. Se wBlac beo warir thee
away titol lizzrd. doesn't atr toot
laog, soembodaiy wile awng todi sno
tall lid ured the warme oston-t
sdhink ver. plIly woulyrtae shrel
terdli ba upon hit comfrtbly.Sh
"Deari Phi," hee now." "we shoued
toate (died)1 hal younote icome ale
"leg ! h ldhghakl.go
fori gr somti 1 aoutnch," remraired
he iit (ard oomle m"1allexclasned
tiern iimob trend waprobe teos
Sfraitoli the ed," hewhispered thed
"hll sight." runed Illt whenra
an moent ackr helod oe wilas sofl
te cing th hL(ietal n tse bure nd
collar ii ois Jo rsin yt oalmrthe tih
tlujured rdme ilto thrne welow adljut
Inpu ise' asond her. Whatg sel
they WOmi whatie sad fter' imt 5was
e' ''ne of Iliam geta.l'sr bi ess nor'i us"
sid anyi of 'ours, lluisie ilrileder,'1L'
nI thei onhingwhe theSl' st tod
g.sed soenrdewlben part lcoveredu
-the girle with a literv ill grae tae
COUHI iweritea hadaernsetlte gilt so
showingrwar 1)und thely ovrtled tsredg
t he odgback and11i 1 rovpetlyrthe
ahoe lniit, and11 heni theyi sleihl
"ar goodthe ne wint, "he brought
ave hl hwife. o Cme'
the1ccessity for sme chanii ge d i ~ooda
fawr soie as tog seur a pmoei.'remuiable
'' fetisit isa ntrios facOt that a greast
deltfpoprt in the whSertate docape
taxa'io lalhtoet ewhl.uh hti
ilue The pidroblm is au veatiu
ioel n ill pr',li oably nee bo1 setcl
to cryne waistio ofl u her 10hi'e will
collry olikeiy b arsatemp at soe thews
ptio thelii subjectt this. sesin.i
-Thle St.l ia i Gotthard railway055 has,' on
lenth a b t outs 172i ilie eclsieof
ttnntels imnoles wtha(n th88 art1ifil 1(
Clstues a2 of1l'hun them1ein ridgoes''
aftvward fuct d of overt hiy fetinl
1yl(ngth. tllr Tcnsirehis ofl the rana
a amount'ed tori $58,000,000 ors abueles,
hoe i00p l mite. we h seg n
TIRU CHILD LABOR SUBJECT
A Memorial from the Cotton Maniu
facturers of Oconee County.
The presidents of the cotton mills 1
Oconee County have prepared a stat
mont in regard to child labor in ti
mills, which bas been sent to the logi
lative delegation from that county, ati
is as follows :
WALnTArA, S. 0 , Jan. 1, 1901.
To the Hon Senator Hlerndon, Repr
sentativos Brown and Thompson-Ge
tienen: Representing, as we do, larl
manufacturing interests in Oconee Coui
ty, we deem it our duty to lay befoi
you certain matters relating theret
which we are sure will engage your ia
1. Of course the rapid growth of tI
cotton mill industry in South Carolir
and in the South has limited mill exte
slon in New England, and as such I
vestinonts have been much sought aft
there in the past, the change to Soutl
orn mill building is much deprecato
and all sorts of efforts have been, all
we doubt not will be, attempted t
handicap our triumphal progress by i
friendly legislation under cunningly d
2. Very recently an agitation has bec
begun at home, under humanitarian in
tives, In regard to children in our mill
and looking to future educational tes
for relief from what is believed to be
great grievance. As a matter of fai
there is not a mill manager In our Stal
who does not heartily approve of ti
ago limit of 12 years for work .rs in ot
mills; this would insure better help ai
leave the children from 6 to 12 to go I
school and prepare themselves for tI
duties of life.
3. Legislation aiied at the mills alot
to accomiplish this result will, howeve
be fruitless unless parents can also I
reached; our daily experience sliov
that plarents insist absolutely upon Co
trolling their respective tanmilies, ai
unle.s the Legislature can intervene ati
enact a coimpu sory educational Ia,
compelling parents to send their ch
dren to school. up to 12 cars of ag
and allixing penalties for violating t
same, a very serious result will swift
follow Georgia and North Carolii
have no such laws: it will inevi ab
laippeii that when a South Carolina in
agrees to employ a family, but, accor
ing to the proposed new law, rejec
workers under 12 years of age, the fai
ily will quietly take the train, and in i
hour or two will be in a mill, and il
neighboring State, where all cai g
4. We cannot help reminding you tb
some very positive social conditio
have to be known and considered
this conplex matter ; work in our mi
is largely by families, not separately,
individuals ; some take their ten-yet
old clii dren into the mi- to have the
under their own eyes ; others carry thi
there to keep them off the streets a
the chances of bad company; otiers frn
(lire necessity for securing their shi
of the family living. With all these a
tual conditions duly weighed the Gew
gia Legislature has recently defeat
similar legislation by the decisive v.
of more than two to one. Speitking f
our ill investments in Oconee Couni
now rapidly increasing, and as well i
the euorious invetnents in thie St
at large, we take occasion to rema
that it is a condition, not a hiumnitari
theory you are to deal with. Hasty h
islation. aimed only at the mills, m
transfer a large prrcentage of our woi
ers to neighboring States that are fr
from such legislatioi. It vill be a s
day for South Carolina if her industr
progress is arrested by partial legislati
enacted by her own sonis.
As Oconee County is omi Georgia
border, wvith partial legislation ats ini
catedi, our mills will be miuch exp~osed
Contiding in your conservative vit
of these important ma' ters, andJ aski
for your careful consideration o f
proposed legislation, we are very
spectfully : Wmn A Courtenay, New
E Rt Lucas : W. E Chiesnell, West in
ister ; L W. .Jor dan, Sentcan.
-Eliphas D~awkins, a negro prom in
in the rc igious aiid social circles of
race, is in jail at Galliney for munrd
llo threw kerosene oil on his wvifea
set her a lire.
-Th'le average illnets in humm life
ni no (lays out of time y ear.
~ /~;~'yor hair
~ split at
fingeris through it?
Does it seem dry and
Give your hair a
chance. Feed it.
The roots are notr
dead ; they are weak
because they arc
S if youtdon't want
your a to die use
a Ayer's >Iair Vigor
once a day. It makes
the hair grow, stops
falling, and curcs dan
It always restores
color' to gray or faded
hair ; it never fails.
"Oi' h~ottl~ of Aye v'i inir~ Vigor
in tarted it wC row: "min nieiy."
March a 1b8. ' nsov,*s.Dk
"A ver's 1Ifair Vigor co' iletely
Iin:o.sgreatlyivi tedooo.Theiigro wthIIof
mny harir sir . its mtso s beenm soo.o
I kimmg w.iondeiri ul."'
Aprh i3, 16:0i.___ NewYork, N.Y.
if ymia do no't obtoimu ali theo b'enefits
Vior v th I e t leo iri he i r.
- A\'egetalsleIPreparationiforA A
simnilatinug ite Foodl anidliegtia
hin the Stomachs andIBowel So1
d ness and Rest.Contains neither
0 Opituim,Morphine nor Minerl.
1 NOTNAR COTIC.
n) AofrildL/'ufr I~ArI7VPIU/W
}- JVny4 Seed
s/rA d!e Sa/4- -
Apetfect l Rmedy l'orConsfipa -
o ion , Sour Stomach, Diarrhoca
i Worm1s ,C onvulsionis ,everi sh
ness mid Loss oF SLEEP.
r, Fi Siite Sligniture or
a1 NECV YORK.
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
RE8OURCE9 n4 THE SOUTH.
The Developiie it of Our Lumber
lit and Mineral Wealth Has Only
Its A correspondent of the Manuffcturers'
as Record, who has spernt a month of travel
Lr and observation in the South and South
mi west, liids everywhere in that. part of
i the country a feeling of prosperity, with
id muerchants and manufacturers, railroad
mn men and planters, farmers and men w ho
re work for day's wages having smiles on
tc- their faces and money in their pockI ts
>r- and sharing in the belief that never bc.
ed foic has the South been so well olf. The
t impression prevails that the good times
or now prevailin will not end until there
y, has been a development of the Sou th's
or resourcet approaching the advances
ite made in other parts of the country. In
ik Ianalyzing the situation the correspond
an ent gives due credit to ten-cent cotton,
g- accomp:nied by a diversification of
ay crops, to the cOnfidence of the people
,k- b rn of achievement, and to the conse
co quent encouragemnuit to greater exer
ad tIonl. lie gives a glance at the strong
ial pos51ion gainled ill cotton mnunfacturing
:an and t lhe iiron tr'ade and says:
"But thetre are other lines ill which
s anl important developmlent is going on
I- .about wich thei lere is 1not so great plopular'
to knlowledgo iln railroad buildinlg the
So(utih and) Southwest now show a grea'
ny (degree of activity, but if anyone wvill
ig take even a casual sur'vey of tile map of
his jthe section it will beomo ap~par'ent that
re railroIad building down here is by no
1'; means~l comphllete. There are severl'd
tance, and~ wvhichl probably wilt meet all
il-Nrtuirement fot liney ofyeato come,
en It aneaiaio ilso large
his areas wholly dlevoid of transp~ortation
er. facilities. And 3 et in many (If these
ud( sectionls there are vast for'ests ot' tile
Iinest,1 timiber, milnerals ofI great variety
s :Gid comnmercliid value, and1( land whlih
v nten cleared will makec as goodl farms
as lie ouitdoo0rs. Already there are nlu.
merI~o(us under'takinlgs on foot in the way
_of building small branch lines to openl
Jup tracts of the character tlamled, and it
Sis evident that 11ere will ho a rich lch
for developmoe t work bly bothl ralilr1oad(
.,constructors andt real estate oper'ators
T~'ake Mississippi for instanlce. Oili the
Sline of tile railroadIs theore are thousand s
Iand thousands of acres of timber whlichl
will cut from 10,(00 to 20,000 foet to tile
aere, and when cleareCd thley will lproduce
a minimum of a bale (If cotton to the
aere, as wvell as other1 crops These5(
lands may bc blought for' frorm $6 to $ 10
Per' a1cr. The so:i is a~n alluvial deposit
and~ like the famous11 black landa of
Texas, whichi now brling from *8(0 to $50
per aere, those lands(1 can be woIrkedl for
years without ulsing any~ fertilizers.
" The idle timi:cr' lands of this section
alone1, it seems1 to me, oifer oppo' tunli
ties for' almost i llimitab 0~ poilable
op~erationls. 'rie distane beCtwicen tile
dcycelopment of any 011e of thlese South1
weatern States and tile conlditionls whlich
pre vail in M,1ass achusetts, for instanee,
(lay pointed out as tile sectionl above all
(Io's whlere the younmg man, seeking a
>locationl, will finld more1' opp~ortunmitics
Jthlan ill anly oilier Part (If thle nlatlonl.
Thlere is so much to (d( (downl 1her0, and
thelI rewardls are so certaini and so richl,
there0 is a dlispositionl to wond~er whmy anyI
ambllitious young 111an wvill remain in
the0 overcrowdedl East and1( North, where
Iconlditions 1are fi xed and1( opportunitics
for original, inldividlual efforIt growin~g
less every year, while inl manily pahrts of
this counltry a most primlitive coniditions~
jplrevail, and~ a dcyclopmlhent work re
mains11 to lbe donie whlich it will take geni
crationIs to accompljlishm.
''" While10 on thle subject (If timber lands
SI must recordo an1 alstonishlinlg chlange ..
Swhlich 11as olcurredl since I wals dlown
here aboIut five years ago. At thalt time
1111mber1 lands were almllost Ia dIrug ill tile
rea- Csaite nmrket and1( lany amiount (If
golod ha11ds cou1(1ld e bought for some
whlere around .$6 anl aicre. Now (111 has
to hlunt for' 'bargainls' lat anlythinig less I
thlat $1> ani acre. Lumberll 1men1 fr'om
M ichligan and1( Wiscons18in have come1( In ;
and1( bought up1 tracts by tile tells of
.thousiandsi of aceres, good yellow pine1
Sland~s are binlg but infreqjuently offered(
1an1d prices hmave jumll~pedl up to at least
t100 per centi all ar'ound. Fiive years
ago tihe r'ed cypress 1men1, whol wore then
feeling b uc over- tile dull ciondition~ oIf
trade, agreed with a promoter to sell out
their holdings, planlts and alml for $7,000,
00)0. To day thlese same people)1, whio
compiIose about 80 per cnt of those ..
engageid in tile red cypress industry andl
own at least that proipor ionl of thle
available mlerchlantable r, dl cypress tim
bor stanlding, woild hardly sell for $25,
1)00,000, allnd red~ cy press timber landIs, C
which could be boughlt for $6 or iessc
theni, arc snlappedl upi now at $12 per
F'or Infants and Children.
he Kind You Haie
THEC CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW YORK CITY.
H1ON. WM. L. TRENHOLN.-Thc death
of William L. Trenholm, which took
place in New York on the 11th inst., of
plncunonia. will be deeply regretted in
South Carolina. He was comptroller of
the currency during President Cleve
land's first administration, and since
then has been in New York.
Mr. Trenholm was born in Charleston
S. C., February 3, 18:36, and graduated
from the South Carolina College in 1855,
marrying a year later Miss Louise Mac
b eth, of Charlest on. He was a member
of tlhe United States civil service com
nission in 1885 and comptroller of the
currency from 1886 to 1889. After leav
ing Washington he became president of
the American Surety Company, which
pobt ion lie held until 1898, when he be
came president of the North American
Trust Uoipany. He was the author of
one book. "Tw People's Money."
He wrts a member of the New York
Chamber of Commerce, the Southern
Society, the American Society of Science
and numerous social and other clubs in
Tunr BATTLE 01" FOn'T MouvTrIn.
Dr octavius A. White. of Ne w York, has
just presented to the government, ~ '~
through Senator Tillmnan of South Caro
lina, a painting of "The Battle of Fort
Moultrie," executed in 1815 by his father,
John Blake White, one of the earliest
American historicail artists. The pic
ture, which covers a canvas 3 by 5 feet,
represenlts the gallant defense on June
28, 1776, of what wvas then called Fort
Sullivan. at the entrance of Chairleston
harbor, by Col. Moultrie and a small
force of meni and tw enty-six guns against
a British fleet of tecn ships, under Sir
Peter Parker, resulting in Ameo'ican vic
tory. Tbe artist's father was a partici
pant in the battle, having been one of
the volunteers who went from Charles.
ton to aid Col. Moultrie. This p-ainting,
long lost to view, was recently found in
excellent preservation. Dr. White has
already given three of h's father's paint.
ings to the government. - Baltunore
-Between the to wns of Los Angeles
and Pasadena, in Southern California,
there has been constructed an overhead
path for the exclusive use of cyclists.
The pathi is built of wood, varies from
three feet to fif ty feet in height, and has
an average gradient of one in eighty.
The path accommodates four machines
abreast, and is lit thoroughly by electric
Pride & Patton
Are closing out their
winter stock of Shoes
Xll $5 and1 SG Shoes reduced to $4 00
XIll$'4 50 Shoes redluced to -:io
all $'4.00 Shoes reduced to- : 0
all $3.50 Shoes redued~ to -27
\ll $3.0(0 Shoes reduced to - 25
ill $2.50 Shoes redlucedl to -20
'll $2.00 Shoes reduced to - 16
i.ll $1.50 Shoes redlucedi to -12
'll $1.25 Shoos reduced to - 10
'd 10 he lc~ o - 0
hi sae wll nlyco- 27
Gr 3.0 ee ded to C, 8
ilnue carged. dayswe ayd c
yel cothoerfoeting you Itos
akeup acdantge o f seu it
Greenville, tS. C,