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THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL
VoL 12.-NQ. 19. PICKENS. S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1Q02 NA
1111414 A1111 ON ''ll l JIOR i)IS
,l'he Accounts of 1)isnaters llakc
llau Sud1--''hey Seemt Now to
It is utterly impossible -for a man to
grasp the horrors of Martinidue.
lCvery individual case has its heart
rending anguish and there are 40,000
of them, and 1,000 more at St. Vin
cent. Ilee are 300 in the coal mines
near Knoxville and 3,000, mourners
outside, and every day tells of somec
new disaster. The world- seems to be
getting used to calamities and terrible
things. They are now a big part of
the battle of life, and if we are not re
conciled to it we do not stop a moment
to ponder the suffering and crime that
is going on. No, we cannot take it in
and the head lines in the daily paper8
are all that we have time or inclina
t'on to read. Last night my wife and
I read the pitiful story of Captain
Freeman, of the Rtoddam, as he told it
at the hospital at St. L,ucia while ten
derly lying upon pillows his face and
hands charred and blackened, his flesh
raw and his eye balls bloody, and how
one after another of his crew sank in
a fiery death until there were seven
teen of theni dead upon the (leck, and
this was the'only vessel of the sixteen
that brought away a living sold. Oh,
it was horrible and filled our hearts
with sorrow and our eyes with tears.
But this was only one case, atid there
are thousands who would have had as
pitiful a tale to tell if they had lived to
tell it. It is good for us that we can
not know but, a small part of the hor
rors of Martinique and St Vinemtil. au
on the seas and ritrmvs -- ,ie case is
enough. Oie case i,r : mther trying
to save her child on a hiur. in_- bat, on
the Mississippi river a lew weeki ago
saddened us all, but 'th: memory of
such things soon passes away and we
forget it until another comes. Only
last week the papers told of a man, a
brute, who got angry with his little
boy of 6 years and after slapping him
to the floor picked him up bodily and
raised him above his head and dashed
him down and crushed the life out of
his little body and his mother picked
him up i corpse, whUe the life blood
spouted from his mouth and nose. The
recital made me sick and sad. The
little boy, I believe, is in heaven, but
the poor IhearL-broken mother has to
stay to keep guard over the other three.
Merciful Father, when will these
things ceaso to be; when will woman
learn that it is better to live and (lie
single than to chain herself to a man
whose character for loving kimdness
has not been established in the coin
munity. Girls, let me beseech you to
take no chances' 'Be a shop girl, a
typewriter, a seamstress, a )ook agent
or anything that is pure and honest
rather than the wile of a heartless
brute and the mother of his children.
Take no chances. The young men of
this genertttion are a hard lot-not more
than two in ten are Lit to marry. Count
them up in your own community and
ask your brother about them. How
inatly does he know who he would be
willing for his sister to marry.
But I was ruminating about these
horrible disasters and the grief that
- ftllows in their wake. Death is not
so terrible a thing. Very often it
comes in mercy and1( is a blessing. A
-peaceful (leath to the aged is a trium
plhant change-the end of trouble and
the beginning of happiness. But it is
the time and the manner of death.
Fitz Greene Hcalleck never wrote a
more beautiful verse than his apos
-trophe to dheath:
"Come when the blessed seals
* That close the pestilence are broke
And crowded citIes wall its stroke ;
Come In consumptio n's ghastly form,
* The earthquake s shock, the ocean's
And thou art terrible-the tear
The groan, the knell, the pall, the bier ;
And all we know or (dream or fear
Of agony are thino."
It looks like some of these awful
things are getting close t,o us. These
Windward ielands are on our side of
the world, and not so far away. Even
now the wind is blowing their ashes
on our coasi,s, iund the earth is quakiog
* under Florida. The explosion of the
coal mines at K'noxville is the first
horror of that kiind in our Southland,
and no pen can picture the scene of|
those imprisoned men writing their
last loving words to wives and children
as they gaspedl for breath-may the
Lord have mercy upon them and tenm
per the wind to the shorn lamb. T1o
all who are in peril and all who are
bereaved, we would breathe the poor
fisherman's priayer; "Oh Lordl, goodl
Lord, I am a broken down pnoor man
a fool to speak to Thee-I am too 0ok1,
Lou old-my lads are drowned-i've
buried my poor wife-my little lassies
died so long ago .that I forget what,
they were flke. I know they wvent to
Thee,but I forget their little faces,
.thouA I missed them sore. Merciful
plr, ease comfort those who have
heAyy hearts. I cannot pray with finer
words; I have no learning-too old,
toold;. but, good Lord, have p)ity on
t hem 4L.
- It 48 -sff have to .write of sad
-thlhgs, bMx the,wilse man said: " It h
-- bet,trato go to the house of mourning
than. to the house of feasting.", It ii
godd for us all; to.stop anid thin'k ani
le,nthearts opoil WIde in sy mpathy
- .MaW..ds' to- blaie 'for mo'st of hii
Sogn' *-f,bubles~ and - " man's hu
- -mgn1Ey'to .mIan makes countlesi
-theysands mourn;" b'ut that is no
- the darkesti sidle of the picture. It i
m\. ,ian's-lnhumanit that brings most al
dlyen su er. f everybody 'was goo
d' kind, What - a blessed - woild w
wpuld havo. May the Lord pity its all is
my prayer, and We may all die the death
of the righteous and our last end be
like his. Illl.i. Ani'.
l'A'lI'11 FOR' C UHlA To T1ARC F.
F'irst Messakge of P'residet
im'luta to the Set}ate of New
President Palma, in his lirst message
to the Cuban Senate, gives thanks to
the Almighty for Ilis assistance in car
rying out the work of obtaining Cuban
independence, and asks divine aid in
the establishment of a lirm anid stable
Never did a people light with m1ore
perseverance," says the l'rebidlhnt,
'' and sacrilice more for liberty' than
have (he Cubans. No people, there
fore, are inore entitled to see tleir ju(w. i
efforts crowned with success. Together
with our own heroism is the attitude of i
the great people who were impelled by i
their own love of liberty to put them
selves on our side in our tenacious light
for the independence of the country.
Their motive was one of generous sen
timent,'pure and disinterested in origin.
Impelled by this, cntiment, the power
fut republic of the North recognizes, t
through its illustrious President, the
republbc of Cuba. The promise for- c
mally made has been carried out. In f
this moment, when we feel our right V
as an independent nation, it is ilpos- t
sible to suppress our greititu(e to the t
United States. To recognize this.debt y
of gratitude to the great nation is anl
act which exalts us and which makes
us worthy of the consideration and re
spect of the 1nt ions of the wo ld.
" It is 'ece "ssary now to dictate all c
the laws-isid down in the constitution. 1:
We are capable of fulfilling all the ob- t
hgatioins and compromises which have v
been eontracted, aintd we should pro- h
pare the budget with the greatest o
President l'almntit'recommends the y
encourag( mont of the agricultural in- b
dustries of the island, the raising of t
cattle, the establishment of agricul ural i
stations to improve the cul.ure of
sugar-cane and tobacco, and the intro
(lulction of varied agricultural indus-'
" While the question of reciprocity i
is still pending,'' the message says, t
" it is impossible to state in w what
measures should be adopted to meet ,
the pending crisis. This crisis is due a
to the ruinous price of sugar caused by
excess in production of beet sugar in o
Europe. An immediate remedy wbuld I
be the reducLion of the American tarifT t
on sugar, to obtain which the executive i
will' at once devote his elloi ts, and 1
will negotiate a treaty in order to ob- i
Lain beneflts for the Cuban sugar pro- li
" If security of life and propeity in a
Cuba is to be firmly sranteed, the r
rural guard must be reorganized and c
imcreased, as tljq )resent tranquility in I
the island is (fieleo the people them- 1,
selves and their desire to maintain the a
prestige of their country. t
" We recognize that during the 1
American intervention the sanitary t
conditions of the island were greatly c
improved, but it is necessary to con.
tLmue this work and make these ini- e
proved conditions permanent. ' . 1
" The ollice of judge in Cuba should
be0 per'manent, aind t,o constitute thlis t
prlinlciple of immnovality should be n
one of tihe lirst, duties of Congress."
President Pailma declares it is tile r.
purpjose of thle government to devote f
its at,t.ent,ion to education, andl espe- t
cily to primary schools, lHe eays the
government of intervention deserves y
great credit for thle educational system 't
it estab)lishled, b)ut there is 1need for ~
st,ill more schools, as tile future of the a
republic depends upon education. It a
will be the (Iut,y of the governmlent to
encourage the construct,ion of railroads y
in the island, andl to protect the capi- t
tal already invested in railroad ent,er- r
The executive says he realizes the i
obligation which the government con
tracted with the Cuban army, and thlat
if means are not no0W taken to make
good this obligation, it, is because of
the bad economic situation of tile coun
try. Presidlent Palmia says lie does not I
yet know how the ordinary expenses ofi
administration are to be met.
" It is very satisfactory to us," says
the P'resident, " that the republic of
Cuba has been ofilcially recognized by
the United States, Great Britain,
France, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicara
gua, Santo D)omingo, Ecuadlor and
Paraguay, and we hope that other
countries will also recognize our repub
lic. We must cultivate cordial relations
with all nations and make treaties of
amnesty and commerce favorable to
Cuba. We must also take especial
care that ibe relat,ions bet,ween Cuba
and the United States be most friendly,
in order that there be no dIflicult,y in
arranging the political and conmmercial
questions which affect both count,ries.
" It is also of extreme importance
that there should exist, uninterrupted
concordl between all t,he people of Cuba,
andl that they should resolve t,o pro
serve the Cuban nationality."
Herbert G. Squires, the first minis
ter of the UJnited Stat,es to Cuba, was
formally received by the Cuban gov
ernment. Mr. Squires was escort,ed.
from his hot,el by a squad of the mount.
edl rural guard. A company of Cuban
soldiers, who were lined up in fronl; of
t,he palace, saluted Mr. Squires as' he
-entered the biuilding. l'hie American
minister was auinouniced in a 10oud
,voice,: and: President P'alma received
i him in the .p'arlor of the palace with
1 thee Cuban~eabinet.
I bNr..Squire presented his credentials,
I and Lh~wmawde a short address, ill
of President Roosevelt to Presideni
Replying to Mr. Squires, President
Palma said : "I I aim faithfully inter.
preting the sentiments of the people of
Cuba when I assure youi illiustrious
President, through you, that our most
ardent desires are for the happiness
and prospority of the American people
and their worthy President." Mr.
Squires is the first minister to present
his credentials to the Cuban govern
ment, and he will be denn of the di
ploniatic corps in Havana.
TIlIIE QICSTiION I8 1DE4ID10i.
Fnntor Mca4ini1l Will be Ap
pointed to a J udglteship.
It .s eonceded that the -'resident will
aie S4nator John L. MeLiurin, of
iouth (Carolina, to fill the v.acancy on
he court of claims in WVashington,
tld this fact produces much cotn'nent
n one way or another. The Va,hing
on correspoildent of the Atlanta
Senator McLaurin, of South Caro
ilia, is understood to contemlplate
ome sort of a grandstand play in the
>ennte in the near future when lie will
unounce his resignation of the posi
ion he holds. A great (eal of mystery
3 maintained by those in the Senator's
onfidence and it is impossible, there
ore, to say just when this performance
till come of'. It is, of course, possi.
le that he may change his mind about
lie manner in which he will let the
rorld know that lhe has been taken
are of by a Repubhican President, but
lie understanding now is that either
oincident with the announcement of
is appointment to the court of claims
r before that announcement is made,
e will again air his grievances tc.ward
lie party which has honored him, and
rill endeavor to get some notoriety by
is manner in doing it. Tihe friends
f several candidates for the judgeship
aem to think that the matter has not
et been settled in McLaurin's favor,
ut I have it from a souico very close
> the President, that lie has decided.
pon Mcl.aurin for the place.
The resignation of the Senator is
kely to add interest to the South
,arolina situation. Politicians from
bat State believe Governor McSweeney
3 anxious to get into the Senate, and
hey are wondering whether lhe can
ake an appointment to fill the
acancy which will in any way help
long his ambitions.
The old line Republicans of the
tate have heen turned down again by
'resident Roosevelt in the appoint.
lent, of a p)ostmaster at, Ch-irleston,
ut, the appointment is not particular
y ileasing to -thoso Democrats who
ave been trying to get on the ltepub
can band wagon, some of whom
ranted the place for themselves. The
ppointee is W. L. Harris, who is a
cent citizen of the State, and while
lassed with the so-called Commercial
)eniocratic element, does not distinct
belong to it. He is a Republican
ni has lived at Charleston for less
han a year, having come from some
forthern State to hold a small govern
ient position. He seems to have re
eived his ap)ointmuent largely because
f the fact that lie married a relative
f Major Micalh Jenkins, who is one of
'resident Roosevelt's favorites.
The Washington correspondlen1t of
hie State makes tihe following comn
lent, upon01 the situation:
l'resident lLo'osevelt's friendship andl
sgard for t,he Senator are known, and
urthermore lie would be carrying out
Lie wishes of Presidlent McKmnley in
roviding a comfortable berth for
enator McLaurmn. A judgeship on
he court of claims carries a salary of
'1,500 and a life teniure. Its social
dIvantages makes the of lice much
1I, has been suggested in ease the
enator wore niominlatedl for the ofice,
hat his colleague would end(eavor to
revent his8 confirmation by the Senate.
~riends of Senator Tillman declare
hat the suggest,ion is purely a grat,ui
ous one, andl that in their opinion he
vould do nothing of the kind, either
firectly or indlirectly. Because for
nersonal reasons the Senator has seen
it t,o hold up certain Federal- ap)point
cents mfadle mn South Carolina at the
netance of Senator McLaurin, is, they
irgue, no0 indhication that lie would do
he same by his colleague's ap)point
nent. The reasons for which Senator
L'illman has been keepmng McL aurin
jppointees on the 4"anxious bench"
re not, it is thought, such as would
~ause him to hold up McLaurin's ap
ointimenit to an ofllce that is entirely
~emote from South Carolina politics.
In this connectioni, it is known that,
i number of personal friendls of Sena
~or McLaurin in the Senate, among the
Democrats, have been exerting strong
niluence to have the Senator ap)point
att to the court of claims. The DIe
mnocratic Senators who have been ad
vocating Senator McLaurin for the
allice happen to be among his most
pronounced opponents on certain
political issues and1 are supporting him
entirely because of their strong per
sonal friendship for him.
Bunt what is of more vit,al interest in
South Carolina circles Is not the ap
poinitment of the Senator so much as
the consequienices. It is believed that
Senator McLaurin will accept the judg
ship. Ihs Senat,orial ternm expires
next March, and as he is out of the
raco for reelection therd is really very
1it4le that lie could accomplishl betweer
now and the end'of his term. If he In
tendered the appointment and accepts
he will of commet resign his seat in the
Senate.. And then what? It will bn
up to Gov. McSweeney. 'No 'one has
suggested that the Governor will abov
any reluctance this time about, accept
:ng resignations from aenators. N
could he very well dteclhne to appoint i
MUecessor to till out the unexpired terim
of Senator Mclaurin, as there will be
any lumber of important. questions
cou mig up next December when
Congress convenes. 1"riends of the
Governor declare that he will meet the
issue and deal with it Iiruly when he
is otlicially introduced to it, but. further
than this they will not discuss hi:3 pos
sil)le course. The report that the
Governor is himself harboring Senato
ral aspiratiot b complicates the possible
situation very greatly.
1).IAT 11 OF 1)It. 1B. 11, l'A1.i11E;1t
Fit camous Ptlpit Orator Wis Fit
tally Ilnj ired by a Trolley
Dr. Blenjamin M. I llmer, of New
Orleans, died on the 28th of May
from injuries received on the 5th of
May, when he was run over by a street
car within a short, distance of his
home and dragged for fully a block.
Hiis right great toe was cut off and
injuries were intlicted on the fore.
.head, and his right leg was broken in
two places just above the ankle. lie
lingered f romt the time of his injm ies
Rev. )r. 11. M. Palmer was horn
in Charleston, S. C., Jai uary 25, I18,
son of Dr. Edward L'ahmer, who after
sixty years of service in the church,
died in 1882 at the age of 112. l r.
Palmer passed his boyhood at Mc
I'hersonville and was sent to Amtherst
college when only 13 years of age.
There he met Henry Ward Beecher,
then a :tudent in a higher class, and
the two became fast friends. At the
age of 15 he returned to South Caro
lina and taught for two years, thence
matriculating at the University of
Georgia, whence he graduated in 1838
and entered the Theological Seminary
at Columbia. In 1841 he was l;censed
and entered upon a career thi\t was
destined to make him famous as a
Shortly after his ordination lie was
call, d to the First Presbyterian church
of Savannah, taking with him his
bride, Mary Augusta McConnell. In
184:3 he went to the First Presbyterian
church in Columbia, S. C.. remaining
there until 1857, when he came to
New Oileans. In 1847 he established
the Southern Presbyterian Review
which he edited for a number of years,
winning wide fame and in 1800 was
elected to the chair of pastoral theol
ogy in the Seminary at Princeton Uni
versity, though he declined the -elec
tion. Many other flattering offers were
ma<te- to him throughout his career,
mneluding the pulpit of I)r. Alexan
der's e chrch in New York, but all
these offers lie refused, preferring to
remain with his old congregation in
)r. Palmer was one of the strongest
leaders of the South in the pulpit im
mediately preceding and during the
civil war and on Thanksgiving Day,
1860, preached his famous secession
sermon in New Orleans. In 1861,
when the Southern churches wit,hdrew
from the Presbyterian Assembly at
Philadelphia and met at Augusta, Dr.
Palmer was chosen as moderator, tak
ing his place as head of the Southern
Presbyterian church. [His service in
the army was irregular, but his inti
macy wit,h General Polk and General
Beauregard helped to turn his att,en
tioin to t,he sp)irituial necessit,ies of the
troop)s, anid at one time lie had full
charge of detailing the Southern mini
isters in the army of Tennessee. Dr.
P'almuer was a piofoundly impressive
orator and his reputatioin its a p)reacher
His church in New Orreans, t,he
First Presbyterian, has probably been
visitedl by more strangers, (drawni by
his reputationi as a pulp.t orator, than
any church in the South. Two years
ago Dr. Palmer delivered a notable ora
tion at, t,he Louisville reunion of Umn
ted Confederat,e veterans. Dr. Pal
mier's wife died in 1888. HIe had six
children, only one of whom is living.
Dr. Palmer preached the cent,ennial
anniversary sermon at the University
of Georgia at the centeunial celobration
at Athcns last year.
Since the WVashington monument
was opened fotirt,een years ago, 2,002,
000 persons have ascended to the top
of t,he shaft. In spit,e of effort,s to
protect the moniumnent from vandals
t,wo of the large memorial stonies in
the ii.terior were defaced recently by
the remcval of the letters of inacrip
tion. The work was done by two men,
who escaped before it was discos ered.
Ten nessee now has 1,445 names on
its State p)ension roll of 01(1 soldiers,
and( the total amount paid to thienm in
t,he last year was $140,220. No
more names can be add(ed unless the
L egislature increases the appropriation.
The pensioners are divided into three
classes; the fIrst receive $300 a year
each, the se,ondl $200) and the third
Cre for Maiaria .A
ns,Ataint of Mailrl poison.
- i yo-.ar blood( minas misery0 and
iure. Blood meicnos cant cure
aatlpoisoning. Th le antidote
for it is OHNSON'S TON IC.
Rssts ss Coats It it Carss.
OF HATICSIUltw, S. C.
ConiauteIt of Newsaipers on Isls
Candiiaey for (overnor.
Fron the Lexington I.ipath.: D)r.
11. II. Timm ltermain, the most promi
nent candidate for (;overnor" before
the people today, was in town Monday.
The doctor is hale amid hearty, and is
fully identitied with the people of I.ex
Imgton among whoi he has cast his
lot for weal or woe. He is doing ia
good part iii the development, of L.ex
ington by the investment, of his brains,
energy and capital, and Lexington ap
peciates his efforts.
The liatesburg .Adeocet says of the
above : The Mi.patch is exactly right
in the above case. There is not, a man
living in South (arolina who would
a:ld Inore honor and rellect greater
credit to Ihe State than )r. W. 11.
Titumerman. In every department of
life, lie has acted his pat t well, and
stands before the people of this State
as the Jioble Roman whose h(st thought
and time has been given to his people.
If there. are those who doubt the fact
of Dr. Tiininerman being a formidable
candidate, they had better change their
way of thinking. le has friends in
every section, who are among the lead
ing people in inlluence. We are bank
ing on I.)r. Timmermani as our'next
From Another : Both of the above
papers are right, when they say that
I)r. Tiinmerman is an upright, clean,
able and pure man. le would rellect.
the highest credit upon the State as its
chief executive, upon himself and upon
his past life. We know and have heard
nothing in his life which can be urged
against him, and there is much that is
honorable and creditable. We would
be satialied if he were elected.
From the Edgelield Advertiser : W.
II. Timmerman, President of the First
National Bank of Batesburg, was in
Edgolield Monday, attending the an
nual meeting of the stockholders of the
Farmers' Bank. Though 1)r. Timiner
man has moved beyond the confines cf
Edgetield County, she is proud of.i
clean public and olicial record. Dr.
Timmerman is an avowed .ai 4,
for gubernatorial honors.
From the Edgefleld Chroniclb ,n
old and honored friend, the iI .
11. Timmerman, of Batesburg, Las .r
tually announced himself as i cindi
(late for Glovernor of South Carolina.
Edgetield loves him well and welcomes
him cordially into the field. Idgeleld
has every cause to love and honor W.
II. Timmerman. le has served well
and wisely in many public positions
with clean hands and patriotic heart.
And as he has served r dgelield, so lie
has sei ved South Carolina.
From the Eldgelicld Alonior : l)r.
Timmerman has announced his inten
tion to be a candidate for Governor im
the primary this year. I )r. 'Timmer
man is well known in this State as a
cultured, refined and able mal ; not
only this, he has a reputation.as being
one of the safest and best business men
and financiers in the State. le has a
record of many years of public service
which is cleau and without stain--up
right, honest and fearless. He will no
doubt make a close race.
From the Bamberg 'iimes : The
Batesburg A dvoeate announces that
Dr. W. It. Timmerman, of that place,
who was .formerly Lieutenant Gover
nlor and late State .T'reasuirer, has en
teredl the race for Governor, andl that,
lie will be in LI) the finish. D)r. Tim
mnerman is a good man and.hno dloubht
will receive a large vote.
From a corresp)oindent of the Flor
enice T1imes : We have just reviewed
the record of eminent services render
ed his count,y and State is nyvarious re
our former Stat,e Treasurer. We are
not surp)rised to hear calls for him to
the Governor'e chair. JFully qualified
by intelligence and experience, faithful
and ellcient as his services have proved,
with a character ab,ove susp)icion and
repiroach, why should he not 1)e called
to this high oflice, and f111 it in t.hat
high-toned, dign ified0 man nor that char
acterizes him and WIts him for the of11ce
of chief magistrate ?
The JCitcrpris?e; Among all t,he puIb
lie men of South Carolina, we know of
none who have more ofj the sterling
qualities that go to make up real char
actor ill a vigorous malnhoodl t,hani can
1)e found in D)r. W. Hi. Timmernman,
former State Treasurer. You may fInd
better orators, better looking men and1(
maybe more profound scholars, but
nonei with more character.if character
is to0 be measured by the injunction
" Do unto others as you would have
others (10 unto you."
TO TIlE VOTEU$t
OF SOUThl CAROI4INA
Mr. A. C. Jepson OiVes thie Reni.
sons Wy lie Woulti Make nu
(ood Rn11lrond( Cotum Iisslioer,
I of1'er myself a candlidate for the
otlice of Railroad Commissioner and ask
your support. I am a pract,ical railroad
man, I think It best for the interest,s
of the peopl)1 of the State and the
proper working of the commission t,hat,
there be at least one0 practical railroad
man on ,the .board, and I think you
will agree with me. I have had forty
years experience In railroading, I
have had fIve years practical- experi
ence in the construction department
1: have been for the past thirty-tw<
years a locomotive engineer andl thi
.last eighteen years in the service o
the Atlantic Coast ine and I an
proud of my record them e and may rec
ordi as a citizen of South Carolhna.
The commission needs the servicei
of a practical railroad man, not to di
reet its policy- but.to advise and cnum
The World's Great
For all forms of fever take JOHNS
It Is 100 times better than quinine an
nine cannot do in 10 days. It's eple
feeble cures made by quinine.
COSTS 50 CEN
sel the body in an Intelligent manner
upon many points that men who have
had no experience cannot be oxpected
to have knowledge of. Such a man can
often prevent inposition on the con
mission and at, the same time be just
to both sides in the controversy, be.
cause he knows the problems that each
have to settle.
Other States recognize the necessi
ty for a practical man on the board.
it is as necessary to have a practical
railroad lnan on this board as it is to
have competent lawyers to ilIl the po
sititons on the bench.
i do claim to be such a man and my
forty years of experience ought to be a
guarantee of the truth of my claim. I
ask y:u to weigh the subject and if
you lind my record as a citizen -and my
record as at railroad man satisfactory
and myself worthy of your vote that
you will give we your support. I will
be pleased to serve you faithfully and
well, as well as I have served the rail
road company, and my record ther(
is forty years without at single dismlis.
sal, suspelsoion or even reprimand.
Yours very truly,
A. C. .JIPsON.
Florence, S. C.
Q u s'r:ION OF CONsul ENC.-A man
was talking to his fellow travelers in a
'ullman smoker. "On one occasion ''
lie said, "" 1 was down inl the iloui
tains of Tennessee, where everything
is primitive, and on Sunday I attended
a Baptist church. Much to my sun
prise and irerest the women were
seated on one side of the house and the
men on the other. 1 had never seen
anyting of the kind before, and after
services were over I spoke to one of
the members about It, as he was a pil.
lar of the church, and a man 1 knew
"'We have always (10110 it that way,'
lie said in explanation.
"'1ut why?' I persisted.
"'So's to worship God according to
our conlsience, as the constitution per
vides,' he replied ill a mat,ter of course
"'But sitting on Opposite sides of
the church (loesn't make any difference
with your conscience, does it?' I kept
" ' Don't it?' he said, with emphatic
coiilitlence in the knowledge that it
did. 'Well, it makes all the difference
in the world. D>o you mean to say
that a man kin set over there alongrside
uv his wife, where she kin nudge him
in the short ribs with her olhow every
time the preacher says anything ahe
thinks 4is his case? 1 say, kin a mar
do that and worship God accordin' t(
his conscience? Not much he can't, 1
reckon, nowhere, an' perticler not ir
this neck uv the woods.'
" The explination and the argument
carried conviction beyond all contro,
versy, and I had no more to say."
Tai M . IlANY SMOKEnsH.-Some1 oi
the clerks in the war department play
ed1 a joke on a well-known clerk in the
ollice the other (lay. They got a cheai
cigar, filled it with small pieces of rub
b)er and1( then gave it to the telegrapi
man, lie is always playing practica
jokes On lis fellows and they were
merely trying to even up. IIe started
in to work as usual and1( p)uffed vigor
ously on the cigar, lie must have had
a cold in his head, for he didn't seem~
to notice the foul smell that soon1 per'.
meat,ed the atmosphere. IHis associ
aLos could hardly stand it, however,
but they didn't, know about the cigar.
The odor finally became overpower
ing, and the smell of rubber was un
mistakable. As there had been some
troub)le with the telegraphic apparatus
the innocent victim concluded from thn
smell that the mnsulators had caught
fIre. An expert, electrician was sunm
moned0( from the Western Union oflce
and1( spent some time examining the
switchboard connect,ions. It, was not
unt,il after lhe reported t,hat, there was
nothing at all the matter with them
that the trut,h dlawned upon the op
erat,ors that it was merely a case of
" bad cigar." It was a curious cow
mentary on the smoker's t,aste that lie
didn't know lhe was not smoking to.
bacco until those around him mnformed
him of the fact.-Washington Post.
A London medical journal says that
Americani apples are coredl, sliced andl
dried, sent to France, andl there con
verted into cider. With the aidditlin
of carbonic acid gas and yeast, and a
lIttle Ilavoring p)owder the eider be
comes champagne, and much of it goes
to England sand is drunk umder the
dlelulsion that It is of the best brand.
Two pews in a fashionable andl
wealthy WashIngton church wero re
cently sold for $2,75i0 and $1 ,600 re
spectively. Comparing these figures
with the $75,,000 paid for a seat on the
Now York Stock Exchange, the Boston
Transcript thinks the contrast, shows
" where most people are looking for
For Infants,.and Children.
est Fever Medicine.
)N'9 i[IL.t" and FEVER TONIO,
d does in a single day what slow qui
did cures are in striking contrast to the
TS IF IT CURES.
A curious custom obtains among the
peasantry of ,he Isle of Man. The Sun
day following the funeral of a relative
is called '' mourning Sunday," and
as many of the (lead person's relatives
as are available moot together and go
to church. Throughout the entire
services they remain seated, and do
not enter at all into any outward par
ticipation in the worship.
Thousands Have Kidney Trouble
and Don't Know it.
Row.To rind Out.
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
water and let it stand twenty-four hours; a
sediment or set
tling indicates an
u unhealthy condi
tion of the kid
neys; if it stains
,o your linen it is
evidence of kid
. ney trouble; too
* frequent desire to
- m..pass it or paiti in
the back is also
convincing proof that the kidneys and blad
der are out of order.
What to Do.
There is comfort in the knowledge so
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney remedy fulfills every
wish in curing rheumatism, pain in the
back, kidneys, liver, bladder and every part
of the urinary passage, It corrects Inability
to hold water and scalding pain in passing
it, or bad effects following use of liquor,
wine or beer, and overcomes that unpleasant
necessity of being compelled to go often
during the day, and to get up many times
during the night. The mild and the extra
ordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon
realized. It stands the highest for its won
derful cures of the most distressing cases.'
if you need a medicine you should have the
best. Sold by druggists in 50c. and $1. sizes.
You may have a sample bottle of this
wonderful discovery *
and a book that tells
more about it, both sent
absolutely free by mail,
addb ess Dr. Kilmer & nome of owamp.Roo. I
Co., Binghamton, N. Y. When writing men
tioni ;ading this generous offer in this paper. I
.1. E. Ito os, President.
'IE 'I'ABLE No. 2.
4*-NuIpersede8 Tie' ''able No. 1. Ef
feetive 12:(i1 A. Ml., Feb. 1st,, 1901.
Read Dlown. leud Up.
No. 10. :Tl'''1ON . 'No. -.
1(1:40 a n... .Lv. I'iekens Ar......2:55 i
10:45 i m........*l ergui on'H.'.......2:45 p i
10:55 a Im...... ...*Parson '..........2:10 p m
11:00 a in...........Ari,l'H. .2:25 p n
I1:05 i II.......... l a ldin'H......... 2:20 p im
11:15 a m........ A r Ensley Lv.......2:15 p [
No 1" '1A'lTON.s -o 1-.
4:00 p in ......Lv. Pickens Ar..... 6:40 p m
4:05 p i ........ F' rguson'H........ 6:30 im
4:15 P m..........'Parson's........ 6:15 p m
4:20 p in...........*Ariai l's.......... 6:10 P m
4:25 P im .Manhin's. 6:05 p m
4:40 p m....Ar Easley Lv.6:00 p mn
* lag 8tations. ~ --
All trains daily except Sunidaiy.
No. 10( Jonncts with Southecrn Railway
No. 9 Connects with Southern Railway
I No. 12 Connects with Southern Railway
No. i1 Connectsa with Southern Railway
*i'For any iniform ation a>y to
)rros 'an WORS. NOaR AUGSTaA, B. U
eor.., Sash, Blinds and Builder's
- LOORING, SIDING, CEILING AND
INSIDE~ FINISHING LUMBER
IN GEORGIA PINE.
All correspondence given prompt at
Why Not Save The
The McP'hail Piano or Kindergarten
Organ direct to the buyer from fac
tory. Write me if you wish to buy an '
Organ or Piano, for I can save you
money. I travel South Car'blina, and
would be pleased to call and show -yo
my i anos and Organs. A postal card
will bring me to you.
L. A. McCORD,
Laurens, . .. South Oarolina.
ii ... J[AYNEswoR~TH, 0. E. ROBINSON
', W' PA^KKII, Plckens, 8. 0
(Ireenville, S. C.
HI ayneswor'th,Par.ker & RbInson,
Pickenst 0. HI. - . - - South Carolina
Praotice. in sill Courts. Attend to a
S"'Monev to' oan. T.
Cured.In thirty tos exyday
DropsJTen days treatment FUR~)
Would be glad to have nlames
. of all suffering with Dropsy
0. E. COLLUM DILOPSY MEID
CIECO..-312-18 Lowndes BuildIpg g~1
Af,lanta, Ga. .