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.? It will be
icult It will bo
th and the yoar
tt the month has
minutes aim 2,08
"tho year has 305
J minutes and 45
es us 12,300 mouths
f wo take 12 months
9 too short by noarly
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"0 any date, for ex
baekoy about eleven
aud consequently, wo
r tho lapso of a fow
A January coming In
jl'Iio Mohammedans have
alondun. Any dato-with
jugh all tho> roasons in
the time of Julius Ciojar,
used substantially the
as tho Mohammedans
priesthood and raagls
days In ,aa Irregular
to keep trio months in
into such a hopoloss con
Julius Caspar, with tho
e '#as no way out of the oon
fa butfto form a new calendar,
mat iywas useless to try to make
meetly a divisor bl tho year. This
?v calendar, whiom was called the
ullan, r/iado the ;|ear '365 1-4 days.
Urco years wero givg?-30^,..whtUa tUe
mrth was given 366 days. I This extra
v/?jjfc.wuii added by counting twico the
sixtA day buforo tho culond*, or first,
of MA ich, houco tho name bissextile
for lelvp year. ^
Julius porpetuatcd his glomv by call
> tho fifth month, as It Was then,
Augustus, his successor, 'not to bo
outdone, otolo a day from February
and addod it to tho following month,
calling the month August. His month
had to bo as l?ug as Justus's.
The Julian Calendar, as It Is called,
va.s, by far, th? best ono that had
->n used. Its fault is that It made
vear longer by about 11 1-4 mln
?n the equinoctial yoar, which
'he 'sons. According to
*oning time, though
' tho months as ro
lai.^.- aek to t..o tub. of March, In
stead of coming on tho 21st as It had
twelve centuries previous. This orr. ;?
would have gone on increasing, and
aftor a sullicient ltffpso of tlmo we
would havo hud Christmas oelobrateo
In summer and the fourth of July iu
winter. Our days would havo ad
vanced with referenco to tho seasOns
In tho same way as tho Mohammedan'*
back, except our change would have
been very much slower. Tho dtf
' forcuco between the equinoctial year
and .the one of tho Julian calondar in
?Km years amounts to 3 days 2 hours
and 27 minutes. *
Popo Gregory XIII, acting under
the advice of the astronomor Clavius,
decreed that tho century year, instead
of being leap year, its under the old
system, should be Qnly so when divisi
ble by 400. Thus 1600 aud 2000 are
loap yoar, while 17o0, 1800 and 1UO0
are not. This adjusts tho three days
of the timo mentionod above, and
leaves a discrepancy of only 2 hours
and 27 minutes for every 400 years.
According to this calendar It will take
some 4,000 years to throw, tho seusonb
and days of the month out as much as
one day. Four thousand years from
now the vornal equinox, according to
this, tho Gregorian calondar, will
havo fallen hack from tho 21st of
March to tho 20th.
y$Sioreovor, Gregory, to havo the
?seasons fali as they had twelvo cen
turies boforo, ordered the day follow
ing October 4th, 1582, to bo called tho
15th instead of tho 5th, restoring the
tou days that had boen lost. All
Catholic countries adopted the <^?*ogo
rain calondar at once, but ?England
bolug Protestant and Russia being
Greek, did not. With characteristic
slowness in adopting anything foreign,
" "land chanued tho Julian for the
dt of t*arliamont, tho u?y
September 2d was to bo
tombor 14th, InstoatLof iho
?ho same tlmo the year, was
.i with the first of Janua**y4n
. of with tho twonty-flfth of Marob,
it previously had. Tho modified
.alondar is known, in English history
as the Now Stylo,f while the old sys
tem is called the Old Style. ]
Although Jearliamont was very oar> i
* to mivKc tho eleven days addt/1
? *ojudlcof,o debtors, yoV th^f,
used riot Injurious parts of
Tho peoplo said "they were
)cd of olovon days,
civilized counties now use
n-iun calendar with the ox
? Russia, which stid uses tho
d, as a consequence, tho lat
y. iS twelvo days behind tho
?there will bo a dlffotonoe
/s v tween tho calendar
* has njaoy :
nleh sets forth '
sctioo und tbetr
committee of the
?* of South Car
lo our party of
at u late this nation
Jtoriei? achtoTod at
mg/audate the na
or thrown the Deifao
qld enemy of all that
and useful in the State
ollna, Maryland, Ken
t Virginia, and thoruby
" Solid South " whioh
fore oemented by
and violence at the
ulaVa the nation upon
.?ed to She, leadership of
.1 the lower "house of Con
match less and patriotic
, lion. ThomaB B. Reed, of
.edgo our faith to the prlnol
the party of Lincoln, Sumter
rant, and renew our pledge to
principles laid down in tho plat
u /i of the Republican party at the
us/ional ooBTention of 18D2.
In tho last general eleotlon we made
. strong fight for the election of Re
publican Cong>'essmon, In six of tho
seven district* in tho Stat*, but under
tho operation of the infamous registra
tion law, thousands of Republicans
woro illegally prevented from voting.
Under Instruction of this committee
the rejection of those voters, through
/this Infamous and unconstitutional
registration law, was made tho basis
of contests in four of the districts of
the State. The Republlban contest
ants in the first, third, sixth and
seventh districts are on every ground
of justice and equity entitled to their
The seating of these contestants
would strengthen and encourago the
Republican party of South Carolina
and be but tardy just ice to those who,
undor difficulties and discouragements,
which can not bo fully appreciated by
our friends in the North, have, endeav
ored to bold up the bannor of Republi
canism in South Carolina.
A new condition Is now upon us.
Now.necessities now arise. New laws
are now In force. New lessons must
now bo loarned. Wlokcdly aud fraud
ulently as was this now constitution
thrust upon tlTe people of the State,
still more wickedly and fraudulently
Is tho purpose of the promoters of this
scheme to enforco It. To enforce it
not with tho view of preserving white
supreinaoy as Is falsely proclaimed,
but with tho purpose of stifling the ?
.will of the people in tho exorcise of
tho'functions of citizenship, the selec
tion of their public servants, to pre
serve the elo.no corporation whioh now
parcels out the offices in the State and
porpetuato themselves In power and
Soon tho books of registration will
bo open In evory county In tho Stato,
and overy citizen twenty-one years of
ago and upwards must register, and
those who have been registered must
bo registered In ordor to vote hereafter
In tho public elections' In this State,
whether Federal, State or municipal.
We urge upon every oitizon tho impor
tance of possessing himself with a
copy of the new constitution and care
fully studying It in order to know the
now requirements and meet them.
We urge upon every citizen a peace
able but firm resistance to every en
croachment upon his rights of citizen
ship, whethor it comes from those in
high places or thoso in low places, for,
indoed, there is no ono in this govern
ment higher than of oltizun, and no
right higher than tho rights of citizen
Do not allow yourselves to be dis
couraged by delays and annoyances,
but go to the places of registration and
peaceably and patiently wait, but per
sistently* and manfully demand your
certificate, and exhaust all lawful
means to got It, and teach and evory
citizen who now has a registration
certificate Is advised and admonished
by thL committee of the Union Repub
lican party to pioservc and retain said
certificate of registration and permit
uo person or persons under any provo
cation or for any cause to tako awjy; or
destroy said certificate., of . eg'istratton.
Let overy oitizer;-keep his certificate
'by all influx, for there is no law to
compeLJliin-t? surrender his old cer
(lftttb to Any person or parsons in the
*tat or So ttn Carolina.
Uudor the or ?...in ifcioa recently
adopted it Is intended that tho Legis
lature shaii past- lawr providing for a
. glstrati ?n .. county of the
Stulo ; after tho .Legislature shall have
parsed the new registration laws for
the State your coininittoe will issue
another aud.. ? to ouch and every
county chairman of the Uulon Repub
lican party of tho Stute direetfug tho
voters how they shall act and what
must*be dono by each and every one of
them to securo their certificates of
registration and their right to voto.
Wo call tho attention of tho people
of the nation to the gross violation of
the spirit und lotter of tho Constitu
tion of the United States by tho late
constitutional convention of South
Carolina by its acts of discrimination
against the citizens of the State In
relation to tholr rights to vote in the
public elections of tho Stato and that
in this new constitution all male citi
zens, including Union soMlors, are re
quired to pay a poll tax till ho Is sixty
years old, while a Confederate soldier
Is exompt from paying poll tax whon
he arrives at tho ago of fifty.
The platform of tho Union Republi
can party and its prlciples aro broad
enough for all patriotio cltizons to
stand on, and we earnestly Invite all
oltizens whatover may havo been their
past political affiliations to unite with
us in advocating tho principles and in
wrestling tho administration of tho
Stato government from the control of
the Democratic party and In placing
this Slate in tho Republican column In
the approaching Presidential eleotlon.
(Signed)?E. A. Weber, chairman;
Thoraas E. Miller, E. J. Dlokorson,
George A. Reed, P. Simpklns, B. F.
Meaus, A. C. Morriok.
The South During the Year ?
Richard N. Edmounds, editor of tho
Manufacturers' Record, in a general
review of the business of tho South
during the past year and the prospects
for the future, says :
" The year just ended has'been one
which' for all times to como will be
noted in the records of Southorn pro
gross as one of tho most Important
Serlods in tho business history of tho
outh. Looking baok over 1805. we
oan see that for tho South it has been
a year of marvellous achievement.
Whon the general business depression,
Whioh has existed throughout tho
wfyrld for several years, is taken into
account It will bo realised that tho
Smith achieved wonderful things dur
ing 1805. It was free from Hpcoulacire
activity and a year in whioh there was
no hurrah or booming business seen in
any part of tyhe South; but la all this
great territory there has been a solid,
substantial'foundation laid for greater
growth than was ever before seen In
tho South, If not in any other part of
the country.?' He attributes a great
proportion of this prosperity to the
Atlanta Exposition, of whioh be says
?bat Its influence will bo felt for yoars
to come, und that Its effeut on the fu
ture of the South oannot bo measured
never knew any r
uld r ?
THIS YEAR'S COTTON CROP, j |
The Great liiwrt Says that Cotton
Wtlt Not Bring Higher Pries?
The August? Chronlolo publishes
the following letter from Mr. Alfred
13. Shopperson lu reference to the cot
Nsw York, Jan. 2, 1896.
Hon. Patrick Walsh, August, Oa.
My Dear Sir :?The year wbmh has
just ended will be a memorable one
lor the oottou trade, inasmuch as it
recorded the lowest price for middling
uplands ever reached in Liverpool, ex
cept when the same low igure, two
and thirty-one thirty seconds, (2 31-32)
pence per pound was touched In No
vember, 1894. The lowest price In
New York for forty-eight years was also
reachcu in November, 1894, and re
peated at intervals to March, 1895.
The largest orop ever produced in
America was grown In 1894 and
marketed in the commercial cotton j
season in 1894- 96. From the low ebb ]
of Maroh 1, 1895, there was one of the
most remarkable reactions over known
when prices advanced in New York
from 6 9-16 on March 1st to 9 3-8 Of >ts
on Oct. 15th for middling uplands cot
ton, a matter of three and thirteen
sixteenths (3 13-16) cents per pound.
This great advance was due in part
to the improvement in the general
business of the country, but oh lolly to
Bpeoulative buying of cotton futures.
On account of the comparatively
high prices ?hioh ruled hi bop to la
bor and October, much of the orop of
1895-06 was marketed at good prices.
Much interest is now felt In cotton
olroles in regard to the extent of the
crop now coming in, and in the ques
tion of the aoreago of the orop to be
planted this year.
1 am satisfied that a.large quantity
of cotton has been held back in the
interior by country merchants and
farmers on account of the sudden and
serious decline which occurred in the
middle of October.
I anticipate comparatively large re
ceipts in January, and think the orop
will probably be about seven million
bales with a possibility of even more.
Excellent weather for maturing and
pioklng and long delay of frosts partly
compensated for unfavorable condi
tions earlier In the season.
In view of the very large stocks of
cotton at the beglnuiug of this soason
in the Amerioan and European mar
kets, aud in the hands of spinners, and
the fact that inuoh larger shipments
will certainly bo made from India,
Egypt and Brazil than last soason, I
do not think there will be any suoh
scarcity of cotton as would advance
the price to such an extent as to justi
fy an> increase whatovor of the pres
ent cotton acreage in this country at
the expense of a roduotion in food and
I tbink that an increase of our cot
ton acreage would probably cause
lower prices of cotton for the re
mainder of this season, and oertalnly
for the next season also, unless tho
weather conditions for the now orop
should be oxtromely unfavorable.
No man rejoiced more than I did at
the recovery of cotton from the un
warranted depression, though I did
not have any pecuniary interest lu the
market and have nono now. Feeling,
howover, a deep interest in the pros
perity of the South, I would regard an
increases of cotton acroago this year as
a most unwise policy.
With best wishes for a happy and
prosperous New Year, I remain, yours
Alf. B. Sheppehson.
REDUCING THE CROP.
Cotton Growers Will Compare Notes
About tho Reduction of Acreage.
Hon. Hector D. Lane, of Alabama,
the president of the Amerioan Cotton
Growers' Proteotive Association, has
issued the following call to the cotton
growers for a convention to assemble
at Memphis op Tuesday, January 21st,
in order to formulate some rale and
plan of aotlon by which the problem of
cotton acreage next season might bo
solved beneficially to the plante/s. Mr.
Lane reviews tee tactics of the "bears"
to depress the values of cotton to the
detriment of the producers and con
cludes with tho offer of a plan which,
if worked out, Will result In favor of
tho COtton farmers :
"To the Amerioan Cotton Growers'
Proteotive Association?Tb* ias
arrived when next, yoar1? aoreage in
cotton shou^-rocelve most serious con
sideration. Our onomlos, the cotton
'boars,' aro anticipating matters by
industriously circulating reports that
it is the intention of the cottou grow
ers to enormously increase the cotton
aoreago, and doublo tho use of com
mercial fertilizers the coming season,
which will result in tho production of
a crop of from ten to twelve m'llion
" It formation comes from Texas that
Now Orleans 'bears'are reporting that
Texas wll plant for four million bales.
The--..: reports are eirculuflod to induce
tho Southern people to soli tho balanoo
of this small crop at present low prices.
" According to the official data
Arnorica has exported to Europe, one
million threo hundred and twouty
three thousand bales loss tnan last
"Tho Northern mills havo taken
four hundred and fifty thousand bales
loss than last year.
" Stocks of cotton at Amorle in ports
and interior towns aro about1 *ie same
at last year, but as the sea >on pro
gresses the sioek. at the p t., will
dally grow loss as compared -vith last
"On the other hand tho mills of
England, Amoriea and the continent
aro running full tlmo and if thoy keep
up the present consumption until next
September, they will need all of your
cotton; they cannot wait for tho next
orop. What, thon prevents your
obtaining remunerative prices for the
remaining portion of this crop? This
is easily answored. Tho speculative
'boars' of Now Orleans, New York aud
Liverpool aro thoroughly indifferent to
your condition and rook little of your
welfare. Thoy would be glad to isee
cotton selling at 4 cents and would
contribute their aid in pressing it
down to the lowest regardless of the
destitution and sorrow that Would en
sue throughout tho South under suoh
" The Southern planter has the power
to depose these reckless despots and
wholesale despollors of our prosperity,
destroy the annual surplus, thotr able
coadjutor, by judicious deoroaso of
aoreage, and these gentlemen will be
out out of a job. Plant only a moder
ate orop and you will bo bottor off with
a seven to a seven and a half million
hale orop, selling at 10 to if cents, than
a ten million bale drop, selling at 5 to
" Do not be led into the error that
you can deceive the great flrme that
buy your produot. Thoy have their
agents in evory town and village;
they are ever scrutinizing your notions,
and know more in regard to tho general
aoreage than you oan possibly find out
"Conceiving this to be a matter of
paramount, importance to the material
Interests of the South and being Im
pressed that this question in its most
comprehensive form should be con
sidered cravoly,'I therefore do?^m it ad
visable fthatj the cotton growers must
meet in convention, that we formulate
and adopt some intelligent rule of ao
tlon through which we may be enabled
to combat these agenoles, whose perni
cious methods are sb destructive to our
" On account of its general accessi
bility I hereby ns-we Memphis as the
place and Tuesdr '"luarv ?*
the time of meet'
." I earnestly
oltlzons that r
feu, cotton excba iges, commission
merchants, facto??, associations, eto.
'?Tho movement is strictly non
political, but essentially industrial ;
therefore no man should Bay nay on ac
count of political afliliatluos.
" I respectfully in /oke the aid Of the |
press. Reoogniz.nv the demand for
heroic actionjand tho disaster that is to
follow without it, I appeal to all pa
triotic people to join in this Struggle to
emancipate our people from a bondage
that is as oppressive and ignominious
as was inflicted by the czar upon a
" No longer'can we live prosperously
and happily under so tyrannical a sys
tcsa. The demand of the occasion is
for honest, earnest men, who have tho
intelligence to appreciate prevailing
conditions and the courage to 'Take
up arms against a sea of troubles, and,
by opposing, end them,' I remain,
\* Heotor D. Lank.
" President American Cotton Grow
ers' Proteotive Association."
Industrial News and Notes.
The Enterprise cotton mills, King's
Mountains, N. C, contemplates putting
In new machinery.
The W. J. Hooper manufaotlng com
pany will build a cotton mill at Moun
tain Island, N. C. .
The Charleston knitting mills have
been chartered at Charleston, 8. C. K.
B. Lobby. T. S. Wilbur and others are
Ai e inn Blood, president of the Colum
bia mills company, Columbia, 8. C,
contemplates ereotiug another cotton
mill at that place. .
Work is progressing favorably on the
nowcotton mill at Prattville, Ala. The
building is 165x60 feet, aud the nails of
the first story are up. It will be com
pleted and ready for work In a fow
Jno. L. McNalr and W. H. Willard,
Jr., of Cheraw, 8. C, havo purchased
the domestic mill In Norfolk county,
Va., and converted It to suit their pur
pose. They will nut in machinery to
manufaoture children's hosiery anu ex
pect to begin operations by Jan. 1.
Cotton mill building in the South In
18U5 was phenomal. The aggregate
number of spindles for new mills under
taken during the year and for enlarge
ments of old mills was in round num
bers, about 1,000,000.
The now cotton mill at Hendorson.
N. G, is noaring completion. The roof
is now being put on, tho machinery and
steam plant have been bought. Tho
name is Hendorson cotton mills, and
the oapltal stock is $125.000. D. Y.
Cooper Is president; J. B. Owen, treas
urer, and E. G. Davis, secretary.
It is rumorod that tho 30,000 spindle
cotton mill of the Dwight company, In
Alabama City, Ala., will begin opera
tion by tho middle of January. Nearly
all of the machinery is already in posi
tion and tho boilors and engines nave
been fired up. The houses for the mill
operatives, aro, many of them, flnlshed
and ready for ocoupanoy, while others
are in course of erection.
At Anuiston, Ala., two large land
companies have donated a site for the
cotton mill to be oreoted. there by ne
groes and operated entirely by that
race. A corps of civil engineers havo
bogun surrveylng the grounds for the
purpose of making maps to be used by
the architects who are now drawing
fdans for a 10,000 spindles mill build
up. The erection of tho structure will
be begun in about six woeks.
The largest numbor of mill opera
tives that ever camo into South Caro
lina at one time arrived in Polzor on
last Wednesday. The party was
brought in a spooial train of fifteen
cars from North Carolina and consisted
of 1,040 people besides a large number
of ohildren. They come from three
counties In North Carolina. None of
them have over worked in cotton mills
before, but all will go Into No. 4 mill
at Peizer to loarn the manufacturing
business from the beginning. Thoy
are fine, healthy looking people appar
ently woll to-do and are highly recom
South's Carolina's Prosperity.?
The News and Courier has been peg
f'ing away for many years urging tho
anners of this State to diversify t^af,
crops aud llvo at h?rn?, uast year It
offered speolal-prizes for the biggest
hops.rzni?d In South Carolina and tho
most hog produced in the space of
three hundred days. Those off c rs gavo
a , great impotus to hog raising in
the State, and reports published by
The News and Courier sotting forth
the tinaucial and industrial condition
of tho State show that more hogs havo
boon raised than In any year since tho
war. Laurens County with 35,000 pop
ulation reports one hog per capita.
The condition of tho Stato has not
boon so encouraging nor prosperity so
general for ilfteon years. Nearly ovory
county has made Its own supplies.
There have boon fow if any commercial
failures. The merchants report their
collections havo never been so good.
Not only have tho farmors paid their
dobts for 181)5, but in hundreds of oasos
havo wiped out old scores. Tho manu
facturing interests were never in a
more flourishing condition. The banks
report largo deposits and tho whole
tone of the report is jubilant.
A Strong Approval. -Dr. Wm. P.
Jacobs, editor of Our Monthly, and
one of tho most capable and intelligent
mon In tho Statos maken tho follow
ing comment upon tho work of tho
"Tho constitution recently adopted
by the convention was in many respects
a most admirablo one, far superior to
the one for so many years tho organic
law of the Stato. There are many
points of Interest, among whloh aro the
following: Divorco for any cause Is
prohibited ; prize-flghting is forbidden,
gamblers are not allowed to hold oiflce,
lynch-law rccolves Its doath blow by
holding tho county where it is commit
ted responsible (or it; no atheist can
hold office ; a three mill tax is imposed
for tho support of schools ; property
held by churches, colleges, and charita
ble institutions exoopt real estato is
non-taxable, and all real estato occupi
ed by tho Institutions; aid to sec
tarian institutions is strictly for
bidden. Suffrage is limited by an edu
cational or proporty qualification. Lu
those and many other points tho coii
I stiLotion Is a success. The State is to
I be congratulated ou the ability with
I which the convention did its work."
?A Richmond (Va.) dispatch to the
Washington Post says: "The wide
spread discussion of the Monroe doc
trine in connection with tho Venezue
lan matter has caused unusual public in
terest in tho tomb of the author of that
declaration. This has recalled the fact
of the removal by some relic hunter of
a plate on the tomb of President Mon
roe. It was of bronze and about 12 by
18 inches. It is possible that the thief
thought the plate was silver, and there
fore of considerable value. Monroe's
tomb is in the northwestern part of
Hollywood oemotery, near the grave
of President Tyler, and within a few
rods of tho last resting place of Jeffer
son Davis, the ohiof executive of the
?An excellent remedy for a cough
Is an old fashioned one, made of one
pint of the best older vinegar, one pint
of Porto Rico molasses, on? pint of the
best tar. Simmer together four or
five hours, and when ceol removs the
tar from the top. The dose is one tess
W. J. Richardson, of NtV*
io has been feeding a pig ?
t prize of the News an-'
. that it was woi
?The following Is recommended by
m oxchanro as a food preventive
er hog cholera, and as U la very oheap
md simple all who have stock ef aay
clod should fire It a trial: " A gea
leman frera Keataaky told us that a
(omponad made of salt Snttl askea in
kbout equal parts weald keep hofa, j
Mittle and horses hMltky and free
rom diet ass. The mixture is Stade a?
rlth water and will harden like roek
tall. Thea It It put about the faed
aoughs aad animals will beoom* fond
?It seems that two species of native
birds are becoming quite rare in tbiB
-State?the showy red bird and the
mocking bird. The Indianapolis News
jays: ^" The threatened extermina
tion 01 these birds Is said to be due to
the demand for thorn in the North,
uk) , in the oaso of the red bird, the In
troduction of the English Bparrow is
bo blame. Tho mocking bird, how
aver, is qulto capable of holding his
awn against tho saucy but pugncolous
foreigner. Next to singing, there is
nothing a mouking bird loves so much
It will not cure everything. It Is
not olalmed that it will cur? but one
oomplaint, that is, dyspepsia. We
cannot say that it will oure every oaso
of dyspepsia, but It will oure a large
majority of them. Suoh oases as are
adapted to its use will derive immedi
ate benefit. Oao small bottle will be
sufficient to test it.
The Shaker Digestive Cordial 1b
especially adapted for emaciated or
elderly peoplo whose food does them
but little or no good because it is not
digested. Tho Cordial contains an
artitlolally-dlge8ted food and 1b a di
gester of food bappHy combined. Read
one of tho little books which your
druggist is now giving away and loam
of this wonderful remedy.
A really palatable Castor Oil can
now bo bad under the namo of Laxol.
?Tomato plants have been grafted
on potato plants In England, giving a
orop of tomatoes above ground and of
potatoes below. Potatoes grafted en
tomatoes have produood flowers and
a fow tybers.
?Remember the poor ; prayers and
kind wishes are good, bnt they will not
serve instead of fuel and food. The
Bible has some practical remarks on
oharlty that stops short of actual giv
Johnson's Magnetlo Oil cures all
pains, internal or extornal? cramps,
colic, neuralgia, rheumatism, sprains,
bruises, huno back, pleurisy Instantly.
$1.00 size, 50 cts.; 60 cent size, 25 cts.
?In Mexico and also in Siam, judge,
jury and lawyers all smoke In oourt, If
they wish to, while a case is being
tried. Even the prisoner is not de
prived of his elgar or cigarette.
?In Sumatra the leaves of tho ooffe
plant are used fer making tea which
has the essential properties of both tea
and coffee, resembling both In taste
I and smell.
?One of the curiosities of this ago
of Iron Is a Uno of railroad, 38 miles
long, in construction In Florida, whoso
rails are all woodon, and secured with
?" That lawyer yon recommended
Is not a maa of his word." ''Why
not ?" "He told me I could talk freely
to him, and look at the bill he's ecnt
? Physicians all over the world recou?.
mon? Japanese Pilo Care. It, Jjfca
oured thousands, will cure j^KiT Sold
ufraer^p^silcirW guarantee. Sample free.
?If Adam Is accountable for " con
sequential damagos," he will haro a
rough time of It.
?Love's young dream?A little sigh
ing, little crying, a little dying, and a
very great deal of lying.
?Naomi, tho daughter of Enoch, was
580 years old when she married.
st. vitus dance.
A Physician Prescribes Dr. Mil?'
Dr. At lies Modical Co., Klkhart, Ind.:
My daughter Mattlo, agod 14, was afflicted
lost spring with St. Vitus danco and ner
voiiBnos.1, hor ontlro right aids was numb
and nearly paralyzed. We consulted a phy
sician and ho prescribed Dr. Miles' Restora
tive Nor vine. Bho took throe bottles before
wo saw any certain signs of Improvement,
but aftor that sho began to Improve very
fast and I now think sho Is ontlrely cared.
She has takon nlno bottles of the Nervin?,
but no othor modlclne of any kind.
Knox, Ind., Jan. S, '00. IT. If. noSTWrnm.
Physicians prescribe Dr. Miles' Remedies
bocause thoy are known to be the reqnltof
tho long practlco and experience of oae ef
the brightest, members of their profession,
and are carefully compounded by experi
enced chemists, In exact accordance with Dr.
Miles' prescriptions, aa used In hi* practice.
On sale at all druggists. Write for Dr.
Mile*' nook on the Heart and ftetree. Dr.
Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, lad.
Dr. Miles' ItanediM Rwtor? HoaM.
1 [In serving turk^ m other birds
it is no longer customary to ask
when there are m/ray guests which
part each prefers/' To every guest
is sent a piece of dark meat, a piece
of light and a little of the dressing.
If the carver happens to know that1
any lady at the table especially likes
a wiug, ho sometimes inquires if he
may send her one. Gravy is not!
now passed at table, but is served
upon the dressing?not lavishly,
because too much may not be agree
able and more can be asked for
later on if required.?Exchange.
Try a bandage of hot salt outside
the face for neuralgia; fill the
mouth with hot salt in cases of
toothache; put a little hot salt in a
piece of muslin, and then put in the
ear for a second or two when ear
ache is troublesome.
Trying to ksep cows fat that have
no other protection from the win
ter's* cold than the leeward side of a
straw pile is trying to warm up all
out of doors with a No. 7 heating
THE LAUBENS BAR.
h. Y. SIMPSON. C. D. BARKHDALE
SIMPSON & BARKSDALK,
Attorneys At Law,
LAURKN8, SOUTH CAROLINA
Spools) attention given to the investi
gation of titles and collection of claims
U. w. HAl.r,. fc, w. simrinb. w. w. ma 1,1,
BALL, SIM KINK & BALL,
Attorneys at Lavr,
Laurenb, South Carolina.
Will practice In all State and United
Special attention given
i. T. JOHNSON. W. It. RtCHET
?JOHNSON A RICH13Y,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office?Fleming's Oornor, Norttiwe
side of Public Square.
LAURENS, - SOUTH CAROLINA
W. It. MARTIN,
Attorney At Law,
Laurens, - South Carolina.
Will practice In all Courts of this State
Attention given to collections.
High Grads Ts&aaoo
ToMntroduce our furniture business
into overjr community In the South
ern States, and in order to do so In
the quickest time, have concluded to
mako Bomo very liberal offers in bed
room suites to secure at lettst one
customer at every nostr-oflice In
the next 60 days. Please read this
advertisement carefully and send at
onco for one of our special offers.
Our groat offer No. 1 consists ef one
8olld Oak nedreom Suite with largo
dresser with :.'0x:M bevol mirror, one
large Washatand, with double door
antf drawer, eno 5-feet Bedstead full
width. This suite of furniture is
worth In any furniture store not less
thnn fSBS. Do not think for once that
it Is a little oheap suite, for we assure
you It Is not, but a large, full-size
suite oqual to any thing on the market
In order to start tho sale of these
suitOB and to koop our men busy and
Introduce our business in your neigh
borhood, we agree to ship one suite
only to each shipping point in tho
South for 915, when the cash comes
with the order. This advertisement
wdl posslhly appear twlee in this pa
per. therefore If you are Interested,
cut this out and send with $15 and the
suite will bo shipped to you. If It Is
not Just as represented you may re
turn tho sulto at our expense and
your $15 will bo refunded to you. Our
catalogue containing many illustra
tions of rare bargains and house fur
nishing goods will be sent to yeu up
The suite nbovo doserlbod Is a spec
ial bargainand doosnotappcar In the
catalogue, therefore It fs usolcss to
write for illust rations of this suite,
and while you are delaying writing
some one else may get the bargain.
We assure yeu tnat we will not ship
but one suite In your neighborhood
at this price. After one suite has been
shipped in the neighborhood the
price will go to at least 930.
L_. F. PADGETT
84? nnOAD BT., AUGUSTA, OA.
Who is Will Whitener ?
iionable Hair Gutter and Shaver,
Salt and water n?*M *?.
after having a tooth pu Li?...
the bleeding. Prints riuseu\*
in the water will hold the color and
look brighter. Two teaspoon fa Is in
half a pint of tepid water is an
emetic always at naud, and is an
antidote for poisoning from nitrate
of silver. Neuralgia of the feet and
limbs can be cured by bathing night
and morning with salt and water as
hot as can be borne; when taken
out, rub the feet briskly with a
coarse towel. Salt and water is one
of the best remedies for sore eyes,
and if applied in time will scatter
the inflammation. Silk handker
chiefs and ribbons should bo washed
in salt and water, and ironed wet,
to obtain the best results. Food
would be insipid tastleless without
it. Hemorrhages of the lungs or
stomach arc promptly checked by
small doses of salt.?/Selected.
South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Co
"TUE CHARLESTON LINE.
Sobedule lu effect March 10,1800.
COLUMBIA DIVISION.?Bast Bound.
Lt Columbia. 6 60
Ar Branohville. 0 06 a
Lv Rranohvllle. 0 20 an
Ar Charleston.1130 am
Lt Columbia.4 20 pis
ArCharloiton. 8 40 pm
Lv Charleston. 7 20 am
Ar Columbia.1103 an
LvCharloaton. 5 30pn
Ar Branchvilla. 8 00 pa
Lv Brauohvliie.8 .6 pra
Ar Columlliti. 10 10 pm
AUGUSTA DIVISION.?West Bonn
Lv Columbia. 6 60 am 4 20 pm
Ar Branohville. 7 36 am . 6 30 pm
Lv Branohvillo.0 25 pm 8 00 pm
Ar Augusta.12 16 pm 10 46 pm
Lv Augusta. 3 40 pm
Ar Uranchvllle. 6 26 pm
Lv Branohvillo.?. 7 10 nm
Ar Columbia.10 40 pm
-CAMDBN BRANCH.?Bast Bound.
Lv Columbia.6 60 am
Ar Camdon.Li 00 pm
Lv Camdon.,.8 46 pro
Ar Columbia.1010 pi
At Columbia vrlth Southern Hall war to and
from all points in upper South and Nortb
Carolina. Through trains between Charles
ton and Ashevlllc, N. C.
Any other information, folders, maps, cue
will be furnished on application t?
B. 8. HOWKN, General Manager, Columbia
L. A. BMBRSON, Traffic Manager, Charles
ton, 8. O.
G. H. PARKS, Traveling Agent, Columbia
Atlantic Coast Line.
WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND AUGUS
TA R. R. CONDBN8BD SCHEDULE. IJ>
KFFECT JAN. 27, 1896.
doing South. No. 66. No. 61.
Lv Wilmington.*3 8Dpm .
Lv Marlon.6 21 pm .
Ar Florence. 7 00 pm . .
Lv Florence.*7 26 pm ?3 16 an
ArSumter. SJM pm 4 21 an
Lv Sumter. 8,38 pm *0 48 an
Ar Columbia.10.00 pm 11 05ran
No. 62 runs through from Charleston vis
Contral R. U., leaving Lanes 8.38 a m, Manning
0 olnr North. No. 66~No. 63.
Lv Columbia.*f> 20 aui*4 26 pa
ArSumter.. 648am 6 43 pm
No. 66. No. 60
Lv Sumter. S 43 am *6 47 pm
Ar Florence. 8 00 am 0 66 pm
Lv Floronce. 7 36 am .
Lv Marlon. . 8 16 am .
Ar Wilmington.1160am .
No. 63 runs through to Charleston, 8. C, via
Gontral R. R., arriving Manning 6 21 p. m.
Lanes 7 00 p. m., Charleston 8 48 p. m.
rains on llartsvlllo R. R. loaro Hartsvllle
at 4 30 a m, arriving Floyda 5 00 am. Iteturn
Idk loavo FloydsO 46 p m, arriving Hartavillt
10 16 p m. Daily except Sunday.
Trains on South and North Carolina R. R.,
leavo Atkins ? 40 a. m. and i? :W p. m., arriving
Lucknow 11 10 a. m. and 8 06 p. ra. Returning
leavo Lucknow ?46 a in und 4 20 p m. arriving
Atkins 8 lb ii m and IS 60 pm. Dally oxeopi
Trains on Wilmington, Chudbourn and C?n
wny R R leavo Chadbourn 11 30 a in, arrive at
Conway 145 pm, returning leave Conway at
2 30 p ra, arrive Chadbourn 4 60 p m, leave
Cliiirlrjourn 5 35 p m, arrive at Hub at0 20 pro,
pm am Stations. pm am
4 18 10 80 .Columbia ... 4 80 11 1ft
4 00 10 02 . Leaphart .. 4 6ft 1128
8 64 0 40 . Irmo . 4 08 1187
8 46 9 27.. Balcntino ... ft 2ft 1146
8 42 9 1ft .... White Rock . 6 8ft 1160
8 84 8 84 . Chaplain .. 6 6ft 12 02
8 24 8 80....LUUH .Mountain ft lft 12 18
8 21 8 21 ... . SliKha 0 22 12 18
8 12 8 00. I'm, v41 12 29
2 00 7 80 . Ne* ?^12 48
2 17 7 06 . 12 69
2 44 6 66.' 05
2 40 6 40....
2 20 6 22.
2 2ft 6 16
Ur. Atlanta, "O. T.
" Atlant?, B.T.
?* Buford .
" nalnes-ilte ..
- Cor nelU.
- Ml. Airy.
?? Danville .
?? Baltm'e. P UR|
" Now Yurk
Lv. N. Y.. PiR R
7 00 p
ia oo a
a 01 a
a 16 a
4 07 a
7 3a a
1 30 p
? SO p
? JO p
10 43 p
Lv. Klohmond .
a 03 a
OrtlUMlU. . .
Oalnes-lllo . ?
A Unn m, E. T
Vt??.?!?? r T
11 37 ?
i a as p
1 10 p
4 8? p
3 00 A
7 00 ?
1 08 p
a oo p
a ia p
4 40 p
6 08 p
0 68 p
H 13 p
9 ?7 p I 7 4? a
8 37 a
9 3Qpl 8 30?^
??A 1 a. ut. ???"* p. m. "H" nan: "N" night.
No*. 37 ?nd 38?Washington and ?enthwester?.
Vestibule Limited. Through Pullman sleeper*
horwnen New Torfe ?ad Mew Criesa?, vi? Waefe?
tagton. Atlanta and Montgomery, tnd also be>
twaoa Haw York ?n<t Memphis, vi? Washington,
Atlanta and Birmingham. Dining oar*.
No ,. 3? and 88 -United Statos Fast Mall. Pull*
mnn sleoplng oars between Atlanta, New Or
learis and New York.
Nos. 11 and 13. Pullman steering oar between
Richmond, Danville and Gi^'borO. "
f, H. ORKEN,
Washington, D. O.
J. M. CULP,
Washington, D. C.
RYDER, Superintendent, Cbnrlotte,
???'1 P?se. Ag't,
Am'i Oan'l Pass. Ag%
OaoslaMaisl WesssxiwU ta
Trains ran by TWfc
- ColumWt? .
At Clinton.(Kx Sou).
" Lauren*.,jKx Ban)
It, SI 9 nt
H Andereon .
9.38 p m
- WflllamMon .
W.flo a m
" Anderson ,
" Bel ton ' i
.? 111.08 am
13. OS p m
" Laarene..(Ex 5551
M C71n4en......^Kx Sim)
** New berry.?.
- Prewperliy .-.
13.39 p m
1.28 p m
2.18 p ra
?.r>0 p m
M9 p m
.JB par ten barg..
TnfaM leave BpartaBburg, A. and C division
?itfebeund 0)19 a. m., 10:43 p. m., 3:22 p. tn.,
9tM p. m.,VeeUbule<i Umlted); nonthbonnd, 1*6?
a,ssv, 9:06p. ra., 5(36a. m., 11:37 a. m., (VesUbnled
Trains leave Oreenvllle, A. and O. Division,
aoetfebound, 6:08a. m? ?16 p. n? 9:54 p. m., and
%m p. ML. rVeatlbuled limited); southbound,
btS a. 448 p. tu., 0:21 ?. inH 13:38 p. in., (Vet
tftwis United V.
Pttttman PaVace Slee-Hng Cars on Trams 85 and
CA, fiand ?2. 87 and 88, on A. ami C DlvlslOSu
?LA. TVJRK, 8. II. HAUOWKJK.
?am. Pan*. Agt As't Uon. Pa*. Agt, East. Bye.
W. H. ORKEN. ? J. M.O?LP.
tjsem. Bqperla ten dent, TraffloMge.
Waal?ngton, D. C.
r. L WKLLE8. Bupt.. Columbia. & a
PORT ROYAL. St, WESTERN OAR
olimi Railway Augusta n
Asiicvlllo Shon Line." J. B. Cleveland,
Receiver. Schedule In effect June 22nd,
Lv Augusta.9 40 am
Ar Greenwood.12 !'> pm
Anderson. 8 00 pm
Laurens. I 15 |>m
(Ircenville. '2 AO jun
Olcnn Springs. 4 0,r> pm
Spartannurg.;t 00 pm
Saluda. 4 W mn
llendersonville. .. 6 Hi pm
Asheville.0 20 pm
8 00 pm
12 U0 am
7 l.r> am I
9 45 am
Lv Asheville.800 am
Spartanhurg.11 45 am
Greenville.II 40 am
? Laurens.1 15 pm
AndersoN.0 20 am
Greenwood. 2 15 pm
Ar^Auguata. 5 06 | m
Savannah. 5 05 am
3 40 pm
7 30 pm
5 66 arri
8 3.5 am
6 00 pm
Lv Greenwood. 5 23 pm 2 88 am
Ar Raleigh. 1 26 am 12 00 n'n
Norfolk. 7 00 am 6 20 pm
Petersburg.(i 00 am 5 43 pm
Richmond. (i 40 am 6 45 pm
TO ATHENS, ATLANTA AND POINTS
Lv Greenville. 9 45 am
Lv Anderson.9 20
Augusta. 9 40am
Greenwood.12 48 pm
Ar Athens. 3 03 pm
Ar Atlanta. 4 09 pm
11 40 am
2 42 pm
6 09 pre
7 45 pm
Close connections at Greenwood for a"
points on 8. A. L and 0. & G. Railway, und
at Spartan burg with Southern Kailwa;.
For information relative to tickets, rates,
schedules, etc.. address
R. L. TODD, Trav. Pass. Agent.
W.J. CRAIG, Gen. Pass. Agent.
. S.Cureton. Agent, C. H. Speights. Gen
Agent, Greenville, 8. C.
J. R. Pant, Agent, Anderson, S. O.
PBOPLB WON'T BUY.
A second time from a business house
thsir flrst transaction hon besn unt