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THE PEOPlE SJOURNAL
VOL 12.--NO. 25. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1
002. i~(m nrv y A n A ran
,HE SHOT HIS WAY TO FREEDOI
FU1G1'TIVE RAFFLC'S
.1115 l?URSUERK
lie Hs Killed Six Oflicerm nl
Maacde II is liscaile Five' Times.
The notorious Harry Tracy, the cot
vict fugitive from Oregon, who ha
killed six men and wounded severr
others since Jiune 9, is being hoti,
pursued by men and dogs in the coui
trylsoutheast of Seattle, Washington
an([ may be slain or captured within
few hours. lHis pursuers, who hav
with them Iwo flue bloodhounds, an
only a sho t distance behind him.
'T'racy mado anothor extraordinari
escape from one of the posses afto
him on Tuesday afternoon. Word wai
received at the sheriff's oflice thal
Tracy had been at the house of a Mrs
(Gerald, near Trenton, for live hours
Fifty armed men at once hastoned t<
the scene. When they reached the
place they scattered and took positionm
so they could watch the house to the
best advantage.
The peculiar actions of Mrs. Gerald
convinced them that Tracy was still in
the house. On the arrival of Sheriff
Cudihce the posso closed in on the
house, only to learn frot Mrs. Gera:d
that Tracy had given them the slip.
lie had left the house by a rear door
t,en minutes previous, while the posse
were taking up their positions to watI
the place, hid for a few minutes in
some of the bushes, and then quietly
slipped away through the woods towar<l
IPalmor.
The wonderful nerve of the convict
was never more f'illy oxemphlied than
in this instance. in the back yard of
the Gerald home was found Anderson,
the man whom Tracy had kept a
prisoner from the time lie left Port
Ps al ison, tied to i tree. Tracy had
tico Anderson to the tree while the
posse were in full view of the house
before makmig his escape. The blood
hounds were let loose on his trail and
are reported to be oinly a few minutes
behind himl.
Fully a thousand armed men are
now engaged in the pursuit, including
i posse which hia, taken the train for
Palmer to intercept, Tracy im his flight
toward Cedar mountain. Some time
between Saturday night and Monday
night Tracy c une to Seattle. The
Johnison boat, in which lie left Port
AMadison, accompanied by the mian
Anderson on Saturday night, was
found with a chain attached to it
t.hrown over a boom of logs at the wha'f
at Newell's mill, South Seattle.
A little after 2 o'clock the 17-year
old son of Iaaneher Gerald arrived at
the sheriff's oflice with a gold and a
silver Wat,eh, saying that Tracy had ar
rived at his father's house at 10:30
o'clock that morning, and after eating
a hearty meal had sent him to a neigh
hor's house wit h the two watches with
instructions to 1ry to sell them. Tracy
said if' lie "were given away'' lie would
kill the'whole family, the hoy included.
The ho;', knowing that it was Tracy,
conecluded to bring the watches to the
sherill's ollice, hoping that the des
perado would remain there until a
searching party could arrive. The
watches answer the description of
those stolen from the Johnsons.
Young Gerald dusribed Tracy ac
curat.ely, anid t,he oflicers think that lie
is tryiing to make the P.ahuer cut, off by
t,he Cedar mtountaim road.
The first poss0 t,ook a troley car for
Rtentoin. At that place a locomotive
was inl readliness to conyvey t,he man
hunters up the Columbia and Puget
Souind railroadl to the immediate neigh
borhoodi of tihe Gerald house. Tihe
secondl posse started for Rtentoni an
hour later wvith bloodhloundls.
A dispatch from Seatt,le oin Wednes
day, says: IIarry Tracy, t,he fugit,ive
convict outlaw, has for tbe fourth time
since his arrival at Meadow Point,
escaped1 Irom the ollicers.
ra~.cy was definitely located in the
home of Charles Gorrel, one mile north
.of ltenton, at 2 o'clock yesterdhay after
noon1. At 41:45 o'clock D)eputy Sheriff
Cook arrived with a part of the posse
andI adhvanIced upl tIle track towards
Gorrer's home.
T1racy st,ood in the rear of t,he prem'
lses andl overheard a conversatioil
b)etweenl one of the women inmates of
the house aiid t,wo young men01 frow
Renton andl theni the convict plunged1
inlto the brush and was lost, to view.
\Vhen Tracy disapp)eared from th(~
Gorrell's home, t,he 1)1ood hiouinds werc
hast,ily brought, up from~ thet rear anti
tuIrnled loose on the hot scent. Both
dlogs struck the trail dlown the strean
following it, for a quarter of a mil11 an:
crossing t,he track, only to double)1 bach
and swim the river.
IIalf way between Cedar river an<o
llurioughs' b)oat, house, both dlogs rar
io ca'yenne )pper sprinkled into thi
outlaw's retreat,ing footsteps. Thiei
nostrils were filled with the fiery sub
stance and fulhly t,en milnutes were los
in relieving the clogs so that they coub
again use their powers of scent.
P ressedl to desperation, Trac
hieaded clue nort,h and plunged int
the outskirt,s of the lake where h
-finally succedled in casting the scent
it was cdark and the guards returned t
Rent,on with the clogs.
SieA'rrie,, Washn., .July 9.--Tl
pursuit, of IIarry Tracy appears to I
temporarily suispended. Sheriff Cudlhc
hlas caill in the guards from ti
\southerin suburbs, leaving only a su
fleient, number for a careful patrol.
is blelievedI that Cudihee expects tI
convict, If hIe re-appIears at, all, to sho
up in another part of the country. TI
posse that started from Rlent<
with the bloodlhouinds this morning r
turned this afternoon after a fruitle
search..
Since early this morning the pos
K has been scouring the country between
Renton and Black River Junction. A
large territory has been sontried, and
it is believed that Tracy is hiding in
-" the dense woods of this district. Guards
have been stationed at every road in
it the section. It is believed that lie will
soon make his appearance at some
house and demand food, as he Is know n
to be without supplies. The rumor
8 that Merrill has joined his murderous I
I comrade cannot be substantiated.
V No one knows the exact where
abouts of the desperado. A 'alem
penitentiary guard who is with the
party at Renton, is certain that Merrill
and Tracy are once more together.
Three suspicious looking individuals
have been captured at Renton. It is
thought that they may be three of the
four men who met Tracy at Black
River bridge Monday night and walked
through Renton in the convict's com
pany. At the jail they gave their
names as Andy Neilson, Tom Madden
and Phil Ritchie. The first two say
they are loggers and the third says he
is an iron bridge builder. Their state
ments are conflicting. A diligent
search is being made for the fourth
alleged accomplice, who is thought to
I i hanging around Renton or may
have joined the convict. Rumors are
rife that the fourth man is none other
than Merrill, but this is generally dis
credited.
SEA-r'rT.:, Wash., July 10.--Tracy,
the outlaw, has to all intents and pur.
poses disappeared from the face of the
earth. All that the authorities can do
is to wait until he enters another home
or holds some one up. Rumors of the
wildest description concerning the
convict's whereabouts are flying around
!n al! sides.
Public interest in the Renton es
capade show no sign of decreasing. In
the excitement following Tracy's flight
through one of the woods, one im
portant item was overlooked. IIe told
Miss May Baker at the Grennell's
home that his real name was Harry
Sevvge, and that Tracy was his crimi
nal nom de plume. Whether the mur
derer was speaking the truth is a mat
ter of speculation.
In connection with the Renton fiasco,
Trney's story is questioned by a large
number of people. Many incidents
support this theory. Anderson's state
ment concerning the murderer's four
friends whom he met after he landed e
in Seattle is conclusive. No doubt f
now remains that Tracy is receiving
assistance.
With this outside help Tracy's en. :
trance to the Grennell's home becomes I
explanable. He was not hungry. Noth- I
ing that he (lid or said at the house
could excuse his carelessness. In fact, r
tlio only thing he did excel.t talk to the a
women was to wash himself. a
Again, the fact that he sent a strange I
boy down town to sell the watches and i
buy revolvers, looks queer. In addi- I
tion to the watches, Tracy gave the 1
young man $9, every cent he had in i
his possession, and when he took his
departure the whole matter, boy and I
watches had evidently passed from his
mind.
IN 'I'1IlF PIl)dMONT SRC TION. 1
Are Cotton Mills ini a Coi
tuinity Of Heal Retnefit to
Mr. TL. Larry Gantt, of Inman, S.
C., wvrites as follows on this interest
ing subject to the Atlant,a Journal:
I have receivedl several letters from1
my old friends in Georgia asking me if
the building of a cotton mill in a com
imunity was really beneicial to neigh
boring farmers. I must reply to this
qluest,ion wit,h two directly opposing
answers :"Yes," "~ No."
Here aire the benefits that land own
ers andi ani agricultural class derive
from the estat>lishment of a cotton
factory in their midst: The prices of
surrounding land, for an area of some
t,hree or four miles, is considerably in
creased, its value being certainly
doubled, anti in some instance thrib
b)led and quadrupled. This is attrn
b)utable to the fact that a mill popula
tion are non-produceis of agricultural
p)roducts andi the farmer finds a neatly
market for not only every stick of wood
lie cuts, but all manner of vegetables
andi surplus crops, much of which
would otherwise go to wast,e. Again,
those mills furnish remunerat,ive em
Iployment to the families of many fan
mers. 1 know in Spartanburg County
of a number of land owners who be
came involved in diebt and being un
able to pay out with their cotton money
I rent,ed their farms, movedl their entire
family to a cot,t.on mill and were thius
able to save enough money to lift the
I mort,gages.
Anti just here let me state that w hile
I in some States antd sections cotton mill
r people are " looked diown upon," it is
- not so in this P'iedmuont section of
t Mouth Carolina. Many highly respect
I ed anti prominent families work in cot.
ton mills, and they hold their heads as
y high as any one. Taken ae a class,
a the cotton mill operat,ives of t,his see
S tinn in tdeportment, dress, moralit,y
~. and general bearing and character will
0 rank with t,he best agricultural or vil
lage communities.
e But the building of a cotton mill In
e an agricultural community has also Its
e drawbacks to a land owner, but these
e do not. overbalance their benefits. Ini
E-. the first place, a cotton mill naturally
[t creates a scarcity of labor on the farm
be andi tends to advance the wages of fIeld
w hands.
o Agalin, laborers within hearIng of a
n factory whistle during the long sum
e. mer days, insist on regulating their
,s work hours by the mill operatives,
which Is a serious loss to farmers at,
ie the husiest sason of the year. It is
also a mistake about these mills pay
ing farmiers a better price for their
cotton. On the other hand, I nc Lice
that the markets of Athens, l':Iberton
and other interior Georgia towns are
several points higher than our mills
pay for cotton delivered at their ware
houses.
But all things considered, it is un- r
deniably beneficial to any agricultural E
community to have a cotton Iimill estab
hshed in its midst. I know of more a
than one fa imer in this county, living n
near a mill, who, on Christmas, make t,
it a rule to invest every spare dollar
they save from the sale of cotton, and n
start the new year with empty purses. 8
They then sell, (luring the year enough d
wood, vegetablee, and other products o
from their farina to pay all expense for b
making the next crop. p
Spartanburg is one of the most pro- e'
gressive counties in the South. Our i
farmers produce about 60,000 bales of P
cotton a year and our local mills con- n
sume more than three times that nuni- ti
ber. We have now in this county about cc
30 cotton mills, and now ones are being
constantly built. I presume that four- s
fifths or more of the capital investd at
comes from the North. With the ex- 01
ception of one or two small factories, a
avery mill built in our county has n
proven a success, and a profitable in- L
vestment. The result is that when a 01
sew enterprise is projected, there is t,
ao trouble to raise all the outside to
imoney necessary to start it up. I
Without intending any reflection
ipon my agricultural friends in Geor- at
ia, I must assert that, as a general
hiiing, the farmers of this and other b<
apper counties in South Carolina are
omuewhat leading them in progress v
mnd enterprise. This is attribut,able gt
,o the fact that the land-holdings in nt
ieorgia are generally too large, and w
tour people must depend mainly on it
,he negro for labor. In Spartanburg i1
Jounty I can drive you for miles and
nibs over certain roads and where c
you find one man owning over one
yundred acres I will show you three or
our whose land holdings range from l
10 to 60 acres.
In comparison with middle Georgia, h
here are very few negroos in this w
ounty north of the Southern railway. aI
L'hose small farms are owned and
vorked exclusively by white people, fo
md it would surprise a Georgian to ar
ee how nicely a man supports his I
amily from a forty or fifty acre farm. 'L
It is a rare thing to see a field thrown pi
iut, and washes and gullies are disap- V
earing every year. Land is growing
oo valuable to let ii go to waste, and ye
n any desirable community a farm,
vitlh even the erut1est improvements, t
eadily sells for from $15 to $:30 per lal
cre. If there is an acre of land
round iniman that can be bought1 as 8lu
ow as ten dollars, I do not know where pa
t is. The land here too is naturally ou
in, similar to the soil in Gwinnett, an
lall and other Piedmont Georgia coun
ies.
And another noticeable fact is that thl
and owners here are generally clear all
>f debt, and make their farms self- th
ustaining. Like unto other sections, |ch
we have the poor always with us"; ap
)ut, as a general rule, our farmers are at
vell-to-do and prosperous. Many of ca
hem have a bank account or have no pr
,roublo to borrow money when they
ieed it. A leading merchant of this so
:ounty recently told me that he knew|di
he financial condition of every farmer |th
vithin eight miles of his store, and |m
vith the exception of a few young men
vho had not as yet finished paying form
heir farms, there was not a mortgage y
-ecordedl against, a single farmer. ci
There are not better or more intelli- (II
rent farmers in the South than Geor- i
gia can boast, but what your State s
nest needs to roach that high stage of i
levelopment she so richly merit,s is
~or your large land-owners to carve up
,heir plantations into small farms and(1
sell them off on easy terms to indus
nrons white men. Th'lis policy wvould A
greatly increase the value of the re- e
nining land, and add bot,h to the j
wealth and p)opulation of your State. o,
In Spartanburg County land readily ti
rents for one-thirdl of all tihe crops plro- A
cuced, andl desirable low grounds being A
one-half. I have several farms renmted n:
exclusively to white tenant,s, and (10 ci
not stand responseible even for the p,
guano that goes under the crops. My al
renters keep up terraces andl tihe lands l
improved, and they can buy all thep
supphles they ineed on their own ac- o
count. One of them, who runs a one- u
horse crop, has several hlundlred dbollars ci
loaned out, at miterest.
In my next letter I will tell The
.Journal readers how easy it is for any
town or community to secure a cotton
mill, if they will only go to work with ~
the proper energy and in tile right ~
way.
A writer mn Forest and Stream tells a
us of the met,hods t,he thrush adlopts 11
inl teaching his little ones to smug. i
"Find," be says, " a family of woodl u
thrushes arid carefully not,e what takes a
place. Tile old1 male thrush will sing i
thle sweet songs in loud, clear, finite
like notes once, and then stop to listen t
while the young birds try to imitate
the song. Some will uitter one note,
some two. Some will utter a coarse
note, ethers a sharp note. After awhile
they seem to forget their lessons and
drop out one by one. When all are
silent the old thrush tunes up again, and
the young thrushes repeat their efforts,
and so it goes on for hours. The
young birds (10 not acquire the full
song the first year; so the lessons are
repeatedi time following spring. I take
many visitors'into the woods8 to enjoy
the first thrushes' singing school, and
all are convinced that the song of the
wood thrush is a matter of education
pure and simple."
'onipelitiVe ICxaI is tion for
Two Naval Cuslt $ from this
State.
Senator 'Iillman has asked the pub
ieatioii of the following announce
ient of interest to y'mng Inc of
ouith Carolina :
The recent naval appropriation bill
uthorized the appointment of two
lidshipien at large, for each State;
> be selected by its two Senators.
The navy department, by arrange
icut with the civil service commis
ion, will have examined young mcn,
osignatcd by Senators, on the 1 ith
f August at either Greenville, Colum
ia or Charleston. Thie saves the ex
cnse of travel to Annapolis for the
iitrance examination heretofore beld
icre. The examination papers are
repared by the academic board at An
apolis, so there will be no exauina
on on entrance to the acadeny' ex
.pt a physical one.
In order to make sure that there
tall be no vacancy, each Senator is
athorized to designate six young mIen,
ic as principal and the others as first,
cond, third, fourth and flth alter
tes. If the principal fails the others
ke his place by succession, in their
der. In order to afford an oplpxr
nity for the best talent in our State
win this prize, I have decided to
tye a competitive examination held
the State house at Columbia on Mon
ty, July 28, beginning at 9 o'clock
in., to select a principle and live al
rnates. Those selected will appear
fore the examiners of the civil ser
cc commissioners on the 11 th of Au.
ist, after having been nominated by
e to the navy (iepartment. No one
ll be permitted to enter the exami
ition who is not physically sound, as
would only cause a waste of time. No
udent who has been expelled from
)iege and nono but bona fide white
sidents of the State need apply.
All applicants for examnati n will
port promptly to the board of exami
ers to be appointed hereafter and an
Munced through the papers at the
mr and place designated. ''he board
ill prepare the examination papers
td hand them out that day.
The scope of the examination is as
lows: Reading, writing, spelling,
ithimetic, geography, Euglish,lgram
ar, U. S. history, world's history, al
bra through quadratic equations, and
ane geometry (five books of Clian
net's Geometry, or an equivalent).
The age limits are from 15 to 20
ars.
For the information of canididtts
e following is quoteit from the regu
.ions:
'A sound body anid ronistitution,
it,able preparation, good natural ca.
city, an aptitude for study, industri
s habits, perseverance, an obedient
d orderly disposition, and a correct
ral deportment, are such essenti tl
alilications that candidates knowing
cir deficiencies in any of these re
ects should not, as many do, subject
emselves and their friends to the
ances of future mortification and dis
pointment by accepting appointments
the naval academy and entering on a
reer which they cannot successfully
irsue."
This examinal.ion will be at my per
nal expense, and the six hiighest can
dates wilt then he exammned biefore
e examiniers of t.he civil service com
issioniers.
Th'le exam inat,ion will be ab)soluiitely
the hands of the examiners I select,,
it, previous good condluct at, school,
Laracter and good habits will no
mubt have weight with them in mak
g their selection, as well as common
nse andl manliness. Mental ability
not the only test to b)e applied.
The names of the six highest coim
aitors will be sent by me to t,he navy
~partmenit inmmedliately aft,er the ex.
nination, not, lat,er than the first of
ugust, and thmat dtepartment will is
e permits to appear b)efore the exam
era of the civil service commission
the I Lth of August, at one of the
tree cities herein before specified.
il the papers will be forwarded to
nnapolia by thet civil service com.
issi6n examiners andI the highest sue
3bsful competitor will receive the ap
Dintment, to enter the naval academy
the beginning of the next session.
I the event, the midshipman thus api
nintedl fails on physical examination
r at, the first annual examinat,ion, I
ill give the pilace to the next, highest
r)mpletitor on the list.
A newv exploisive, which is said t.o be
iore p)owerfuil than dynamite, maxi
lite or lyddite, and yet which may be0
aindled with absolut,e safety, has been
wvented by P'rof. 0. M. Hathaway, of
Vellsboro, P a. It, is named hathiamit,e,
fler its inventor, and at, a recent pub
e t,est Prof. Hathaway dlemonstrated
A safety by pounding the exp)losive
.pon an anvil, throwing it, int.o a fire
nd firing rifle bullets through It at a
peedh of 1850 feet a secondl. lIn order
o fire the new explosive it Is necessary
o use a strong detonating cap.
Strained relations b)etween the Unit.
1(d States and Great Britain are prob).
11ble because of the action of the Clana.
lian authorities in the (laynor-Greent
sase.
CASTOR IA
For Infaints and Children,
the Kind You Have Always Bough
Bears the
UBinato of .7~~
I NI)UJsTIIA I,
ANDO GECN ElR A11,
The first rain for fifty-six days fell
Wednesday in Alexander City, Ala.,
bringing great. relief to the people.
General (halfee has ordered a court
martial to try 1Lieutenant IIickman
on charges of cruelty to the Filipinos.
It is alleged he had a native ducked
until the latter died.
The stick insect of Borneo, the lar
gest insect known, is sometimes tliir
teen inches long. It is wingless, but
some species of stick insects have
beautiful colored wings that fold like
fans.
Salt l.ake City is about to lose one
of its landmarks. The old school
house where the children of Brigham
Young were educated is to be torn
down to make room for some modern
structure.
'Three- tenths of the earnings of a
Belgian convict are given to him on
the expiration of his term of imprison
mnt. Ooiiii of them thus save nwure
m'omey im jail than they have ever
saved before.
In a church at West Kensington,
L.ondon, a notice was lately posted an
nouncing the sale of live pews. One
of the " advantages" of these pews,
ran the notice, was that " tht con
tribution box was not passed to them."
While 100 tons is a load for an
English freight train an average load
on one of our railroads last year was
540 tons. On the British railroads it
costs from 48 1-2 cents to move a ton
of freight one mile, while the cost of
a leading New York road is 23 1-2
cents a mile.
Lol. V. M. B.ckus, of Indianapolis,
has in his possession a dress sword
presented to Gen. William henry lar
rison and carried by him through his
Indian campaigns and during his tern
of oilice as Governor of the North
west Territory.
A work by Mr. F. W. Theobald on
the mosquitoes of the world, prepared
to aid medical men in identifying the
kinds suspected of spreading disease,
describes :00 species, 1:6 being new.
Most of those species are found in and
around towns or are pests known to
travelers and traders.
A Japanese tea impol tor scoffs at
the idea of successful tea raising in the
United States and in Hawaii on ac
count of the high price of. lahor. Ia
Japan children, who do much of the
work in the tea gardes, are pid but
3i cents a (lily, and evei at tl,t it ie
qires strict economy t( cenable the
raisers to place the prepared4 ariiclc in
the market at a profit.
A daily average of 6,5i0,(,10 Ions of
water is received into the IDead el
from the .1 ordan and other soul cee
during the year. There is no outlet
and the level is kept down by evapora
tion only, which is very rapid because
of the intense heat, the dry atmiosphere
and the dry winds which are constant
ly blowing down from the gorges be
tween the mountains.
A Berlin dispatch says that Emperor
William has given orders to siock his
game preserves near Potsdam and
Berlin, with American quail as an ex
perinent. The IEmperor is quoted as
saying that, ho wants A mericani quail
because, like American citiz.ens, they
are satisfied with thiei r surround ings,
while German quail, like a great many
German citizens, emigrate every fall.
Tennessee now has 1 ,445~ names on
its State pension rolls of 01(1 soldiers,
and t,he total amount, pahid to t,henm in
the past year was $14I),220. No more
names can lbe adlded unless the Legisla
t,ure increases the appropriation. The
penlsioniers are diivided int.o threo
classes-the first, receive $:t00 a year
each, the second( $200 andI the third
$100.
The buttertly is stated by anl jEn
glish writer to sleep oni the very top of
grass stems, invariably with it,s hieadl
dlownward and its eyes looking toward
the roots of tile plant. Its wings are
folded to tihe smallest possible size.
This is doubt,less chielly for prot,ection
agaiinst cold,.but it reduces tile dlimnii
sions to those of a narrow ridge, miak
ing thle creature resemle in shiape as
well as color the seed-hecads on sur
roui(ing stems.
L4itchtield, Conn. h as more historic
trees thain any other town In New
ECngland. A mong others are I,wo elms
plantedl by John C. CJalhioun; a syca
more saidl to lbe one of the thirteen
plantedl by Oliver Wolcott, signer of
tile D)eclaration of indepenidence, and
namied aft.er the t,hirteen original col
onies; an olmn which served as a whip
ping post, ini colonial (lays, and a wil
low tree whlich grew from a walking
stick stuck in the ground by Col. 'ral
madge, the American otlicerlwho captur
ed1 Mr. Andre, the British spy.
There are fort,y nillhons of men and
boys inl the Untitedl Stat,es, of whonm
tenl milhoins or more are smokers. Tihey
consume annually some six billionas of
The.Wow Greatest.
Cre for Malaria X
Vor all forms of Malarial poison
Toni.. A taint, of M alnurial poison.
* ' yo.irblood means misery aiad
fatture. Illood meodicines can't, cure
Malarial poisoning. oThe antidote
Qt ta bottle to-day.
ibasea ma Cs.ts It It Cunra
The World's Greate
For all forms of fever take JOH NSo?
It is too times bettor than quinine and
nine eannot (to in 10 (lays. I t's splendi
feeble cures made by iltinine.
COSTS 00 CENT
Greenville Fer
CNVERS
A High-Grade Coll
Conservatory of Mu
Schools of Art and
l"or catalogue addres
ROB'T. P. PELL, Presi
Cigars and also a few billions of cig
arettes. To meet this demand there
are made in this country twenty mil
lions of cigars every (lay, andi a large
part of the million lollars that are il
paid out every week as wages to tobac
co workers goes to these cigar-makers, a
who number Inure than 7-,,00. They c
make up a large army of hand-workers, lt
but eventually many of them will proh- p
ably be employed in tending ma
chines, or il some other occupation.
The cigar-making machine has arrived. S
The largest cotton mill in the world
is to be built within twenty miles of
Kansas (ity. Twenty million dollars
is to be invested, $'1, I 10,110 of which
has already been subscribed by Eastern
aid Vestorn men. W. Ii. Smith
Whaley, presi<tent of the ( )lynpia and
(>ralnby cotton mills, of Coluibia, S. I
L., is to be president and general man
Iger. The mill will have 500,00
ipinlles and I 2,0(1U0 looms, will employ |
1000 employees and will have a pay 0
oIl of $2,-1501 i)0 a year. 'Thc capaci:,y bl
vill be 170,0t00 bales a year, with an l
)t.put of 751,((10,t)0 pounds Of tinishwl it
:loth. The value of the annual out- <lc
mt will amount to twelve and threo $'
ialter million dollars. E lectricity 11
vill be the notivo power and several
iew devices will be installel. There
vill be four mill buildings, covering -
m afggregate of 2000 acres of grounld. r
lt w 'ro ui. l.uc.KY-.-Ini a recent I
umber of IVal,e's 1'ritmer the -
litor tolls his readers how to be lucky,
nid as the prescription is not copy- u
righted we pass on the secret, for which
many are yearninii:
" Go to sleep at tLen, wake at six,
amd get up when you wake. . l'att what t,
is set, before you anmd dotn't grumible.
D o the work that lies before you ill
the very best, way you can, all the
while thinkmg how you cani (d0 it, bet
ter. Until you are forty dlo more1 than t
you ask pay for; after that you will get.
pay for more than you do. D)on't
wobblo either in your walk or your pur
poses. D on't learn to chew or smoke
[>r drink. D on't, allow yourself t.o lie
ir swear or take advantage of the ne
ee sities of t,he unfortunate. I,ook
habitually on the bright, side of t.hings, t
but. dlon't fear t.o look on tbe dlark sidle
when it,is tuirnled toward you. lielieve
that G od intondod you t,o be a eru lit. to w
Ilim, and that, unothing really badl can n
happen to you so long as you trust, e
I111m. lie economliical without being
stingy, plain spokeni but, not rude. Bie
as shrewd as you can, but honest by all
means, for no one0 wants to employ
shrewdniess without,honesty nior (diplo
maey without sincerity, If misfortunes
come, make the best, of themi and don't
cry over sp)ilt umilk.
" If you do al these you will be
lucky, for you wil lie the sort, of man11
always ini demand everywhere in all
this wide worldl. A jobi will always be
waiting for you and the older you b)e
come the imore prolitable will be0 your
job."
Tuleii Siniiu W i:.-Every studett
andl obiserver in nature, says the Chica
go T1rib)une, sooni learns t,hat the spider
remains iln the cenlter of the web that
it may feel the slightest, motion causedi
by any luckless inseet, which has beeni
caught in the sticky substance. Now,
if one will look closely at the spider he
will see that it hangs head downward.
One (lay, by suddenly frightening a
sp)ider, a mani learnedl the secret of its
constanit piosit,ion upiside dloWn in the
web. It ripped head down, and
Sto)ppedl when about half way to the
groundu, ando swung slowly to and fro
from the 01nd of a long thread of web.
I f it had been head up in the web it
would have been broken. After tihel
apier had swung at the end of its web
for some time it thought all danger
had passed, and turned and climbed up
again. It roiled the web thread up
wit,h its fore- legs and then threw it to
the ground. Tihis was evidently done
to keep it from becoming tangled with
any of the web proper, or with grass
or weeds nearby. Any one who has
touched a web knows that it is sticky
and hard to ravel when once tangled.
Certainly this bit of instinct is not ah
sent from the spider' bran
st Fever Medicine.
I'S UHIIb and FFHVER TONIC.
do(e in a single (lay what slow qui
d cures are in striking contrast to the
a IF IT CURES.
nale College.
High (rade.
Thorough Courses.
Excellent. EIuipment.
Best ('hlnate.
Write for catalogue and terms.
1 t. C. J : Al MES, I,it t.1)., P'res.,
Greenville, B. C.
for GOLLEG
ge for Women.
SiC.
Elocution,
S
dent, Spartanburg, S. C
Pianos & Organs.
We are selling lots of them and sav
ig overy purchaser much money.
The Kindergarten Organ is the pret
est and heat organ made for the price,
nd no other organ has the new seven
>lor keys-which make it nossible to
uarn In a few minutes. Let no one
rovent your buying this organ.
The Mcl'hail Plano Is unsurpassed
nr tone and beautt'. Terms right.
and for pricoa. Don t delay.
L. A. McCord, Mf'g.,
Ollice, Laurens, S. C.
C,A R'S
I 1 A 1 HOT E L.
f)lw n 1'romt Jm lne IHt to Oct. llst
1,0(0 feet abuoy sea level. Popular re
ri. Room for 200 guests. :10 miles from
reonvilie, 16 from Itrevard, N. 0. Desira
e cottages for families. Resident phvsi
;n. ''elephone and daily mails. fiot
(I col hatll. KuichaniIng scenery, flow
springs. 'Temporature from 50 to 75
gr"es. Reasonable rates. All ministers
pwr week. Write .1. II. liramlett, Marl
I. S. (., about ltek transportation. For
format ion address,
.1. 0. (IWINN, MANAOSn.
(%u-sar's Head, B. 0
'HE YOUNGBLOOD
,UMBER COMPANY
AUGUSTA, GA.
PFt(E AND WoRKH, NOIT AUous'rA, 8. (
.tors, Sash, Ili,nds and Builder'a
Hardware.
[LOORING, SIDING, CEILING AND
INSIDE I4IN ISHING LUMBER
IN (iNOltGIA PINE.
All corresp)ondeonce given prompt at
nti on
Why Not Save The
ffiddle-Man's Profit?
The McPhail Piano or Kindergarten
rgan direct to the buyer from fac
'ry. Write me if you wish to buy an
rgan or I ano, for I can save you
oney. I travel South Carolina, and
oul d he pleased to call and sh~ow you
ty Pianos and Organs. A postal card
Il bring me to you.
L. A. McCORD,
e.'. re ne, - Sout'i Carolin.
Gin System Bargain.
FOIl SAl .2--A SECOND-HAIND
Al 0 Saw (Gm System,consisting of four
I) Saw Gins and Feeders, one 240 Saw
mnt Flue, one 240O Saw 'ihomtas Ele
~ator System, complete with fan dis
ributor, good condition. Price low.
L'his outfi t has to he moved by July
!ith. Any further information cheer
ully given. Terms cash. M. S. Bat
cy & Sons, Clinton, S. C.
Medical College
of. Virginia.
....IistabIiuhea .1838....
Departments of Medicine, Dentistry
and Pharmacy. For particulars and
catalogue address, Christopher Tomp
kins, M. D., Dean, Richmond, Va.
IVY M. MAULJDIN,
Attorney at Law.
Pickens. S. C,
Practico in all theCourts.
Office over Earlo's D)rugStore
ANDERSON BABB3,
Contractor and Builder.
Plekens, S. O.

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