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BROTHER BOB ON
Newton's Philosophy and
Difference in Platforms Met as Ex
pressed by Any Plank but as Im
plied In the Name, Real Cause.
Mr. Editor. Your oompliment
arouses my pride and oauses me to ret
rospect. You say that I am a philo
pher. It may be trne. It is said that
Newton lay under the apple tree and
waited for the apple to fall, then
grasped the idea of gravitation. I re
member when a boy spending some
timo under the apple treo waiting for
the applo to fall and whon it didn't I
shook the tree, then the apple fell and
I there and then grasped?tha apple,
Sineo you mentioned it I believe I'm a
better philosopher than was Newton.
One has said all things come to bim
who waits, but a choicer collec
tion can be had by going after them.
That is tho philosophy of hustling.
But you want to know what caused
the defeat of Parker. Well, it is easy
enough for the average statesman or
newspaper man to trace from effect
back to causes?to give the whyness of
tho what after the what has been de
termined. To wit: Sinco cotton has
gone down wiseacres are numerous
who 'can toll you all about the causes
that led up to, or rather down to the
effect. Everybody can see how fool
hardy It was for a man to hold cotton
at 10 cents, now that it is down to 7}
cents. It is tempting to swoop down on
Jordon and Hunlout who advised the
farmers to hold his cotton for 12 cents
and stone them as false "profflts." After
a candidate is walloped under an aval
anche of votes these statesmen and
newspaper seers begin to prophesy
about how it has been going to be with
the poor fellow. All of which they
knew before, but told it too late. Phil
osophers rarely indulge in the luxuries
of this "I told you so." Aftermath
It's too thin and sweet.
While I regret heartily the defeat
of Parker, I tako consolation in that
the sequel exonerates Bryan from the
polutlon of this aftermath sophistry.
Iiis defeat was all on account of the
free silver plank and bourbonlsm. Wo
cut out the free-silver plank and put In
the gold?ran Parker on sound money
principles and mot a defeat Bryan
never knew. The only silver lining to
this dark cloud to be seen is the ever
lasting explosion of the theories on
which the defeat of Bryan was based.
Now it is up to theso seera to give us
tho whyness of the what?to tell and
p. ophesy as to how things have bien
going to be. Philosophers are not in
it. Some say it was because Parker
was too ceremoniously nice; to"> gentle
manly mcdest?didn'thustle, didn't pull,
off his coat, roll up his sleeves and go
after things; that he failed to display
Others say it was because we made
no issue; that the p'atforms were more
marked by reason of their similarity
than by the'.r differences.
Now, not as a philosopher, but play
ing the role of a statesman and a news
paper man, I come to tell you that it is
all because of the difference between
the two platform* on which the oppos
ing candidates stood. Not as expressed
by any plank therein, but as implied
in the name. You can't fool these
old Republican sages by painting
planks in your platform different col
ors, then, in letters of gold, labeling
one '"Gold Rtandard," while written
across the entire group?however small
the type?these words are found?Dem
ocratic Platform. There's the rub;
there's the loco toco. The Democracy
of the United States needs no headlines
of introduction to the Republican
party: no foot notes to explain it up or
explain it away. They know what it
means. Bryan's Free-Silver plank, nor
Parker's Gold standard telegram, nor]
heighth nor depth nor any other crea
ture can efface the meaning and signifi
cance of tho words writton across tho
planks?Democratic Platform. No sir,
it is not the plank nor the man on the
pla* k?it's the name of the group and
the moaning underneath. It is the
smell of loco foqos that has* perfumed
tho platform since the days of 183?
wben the Regulars of Tammany Hall
turned out tho lights on tho Equal
Right's faction who lit loco foco
matches in order to proceed. This
Loco Foco nickname w< s from that
time applied to that faction and subse
quently to the Democratic party as an
earmark to brand the party as one op
posed to the moneyed interests of the
country. Scrub and whitewash tho
planks as you may, the name Demo
cratic Platform still retains the odor of
the loco focos, and there is the rub.
Republicanism means moneyism for
the North and ncgroism for tho South,
and so long ns they hold the purse and
dispense the boodlo, leaving us to hold
tho negro and grin undor tho burden
we find ourselves up against a proposi
tion philosophers cannot solve. The
fundamental principles of the Demo
cratic party from its inoiploncy has
been the limitation of the powers of
fho Federal Government. The loo9o
principles of construction and strict
principles of the construction of the
constitution has been a bone of conten
tion sinco the days of Hamilton, the
financier, of politics on the ono side,
and Madison and Jefferson on tho
other. But why go back and tilk of
all this? That little conference between
Roosovelt's henchmen and the money
kings did the work. The American idea
to-day is not Araercans but tho Ameri
can dollar. And all that bends to that
end fashions the American government.
Talk about the personal magnetism of
Itoosevolt! Bosh! It is the platform
and the meaning underneath that
causod this land-slide. Why you may
nominate Bllllo Peace and stand him
on that platform and he will snow un
der Bryan with his free silver plank or
Kwltb his gilt-edged telogram or
>er available statesman. Do you
iillie? He is the nogro boy I
keop around to whi&tlo for me.
lie only fellow I ever eaw that
could whistle without puokeriog his
Hps. He can whistle end laugh all at
the same t'mo. Talk about magnelisiu
In candidates-he's got it. And the
color?tt'ci taking In the North.
After going over the wholo field and
canvassing the subject unsparingly I
would offer as a dipest that possibly,
after all, Parker's defeat was a reBult
of not getting enough votes to eleot
bim. I know it happened that way
with me when I ran for politics. It
very frequently happens that way.
But you say Parker has cows? Then
he is sound. That is the pauaoea. It
saved me from nervo?? prostration.
Tell Parker to quit gallop'ug his
pony and go out and walk among the
cows and bollow and go on a little and
tblngs will oomo baok to him ull right
That is what run me into the cow bus
iness . I thought if half a dozen was
good forty would be bettor. I got in
terested in the subject and bogan to
study the different breeds and to road
up and study up and hump up on the
subjeot and settled on the coming cow
of the age?the Red Polls. Why bless
you, if Parker has Red Polls bo's eloot
ed. So that inltself is an answer to
the question. Tbe splendid foaturo of
this breed is they aro a dual purpose
cow. That does not mean that they
fight duels. No, no. They aro a gen
tle traotable breed; can be ponnod in
like sheep. This term dual purpose
means all purpose cow 1. o. they give
I milk, butter and beef all at the same
time. They are a wondor In bv>vlnery
and every farmer's wife ought to own
a small herd, especially If her hus
band shows symtoms of going into
politics?they serve as a safe accielent
Having no news I close.
Cotton Grower's Convention.
About fifty farmers of the State at
tended the meeting of the Cotton
Growers Association held In Col urn bin
Thursday night. E. D. Smith, of Lee
county, Presidont of the Convontiem,
presided. After much discussion the
I following resolutions were adopted :
I "Resolved, That is the sense of this
convention that the only plausible
chance for the permanent relief of the
cotton growers is a reduction of 25
per cent, of the cotton acreago and
purchase of fertilizers for the next sea
son, and that a special committee of
five be appointed by the president from
among the delegates to the cotton con
vention at Shrevoport to press those
views upon the cotton convention lo he
held at Shroveport on the 12th instant
and to endeavor to effect a thorough
organization of the cotton growers
throughout the cotton belt for this
The other sections were adopted as
?'Section 8. That every cotton grow
ing State .be urged to join us In this
light for a remunerative price for cot
ton; that we beg them to oreani/.o at
once with the object of withholding
their cotton from the market until 10
cents per pound for middling cotton i ,
realized, and to reduce the acreage in
accordance with us.
? Section 4. That wo recommend the
following plan of organization: Th t
the delegates to this convention from
the differont counties be appointed to
form a club in each township und open
books of subscript'on, to take the
names of all farmers wishing to j >in
for the purpose of bringing a! out tl o
two objects above mentioned, and to
take the fees necessary for the main
tenance of our organization.
"That each township send up thrco
delegates to a county convention, nr;d
that each county convention have five
delegates to a State convention.
The following delogates were ap
pointed to help organize their respect
Ive counties under the. p'an of the re
Marlboro, R M Peines, Chas Cros
land; Marion, R P Stackhouss Clar
endon county, R A Sublet; Orange
burg, J A Peterkin, B F Kelly; Flor
ence, R P Bird, E Cartenham; Harn
well, Col. Youmanp, A M Mixson, Al
fred Aldrich, II Richardson; I.anca -
ter, C L McManus, G W Jones ; Fair
Held, J I) Harrison; Chester, S T Mc
Keown, J B Wylio; Anderson, T K
Wakefiold, J P G!enn; Sumter, J M
Woodley, J B Morrison; Richland, J TI
Hopkins, Col. Singleton, AGChirkson,
J K Hopkins.
The following were appointed as th ?
special committee for the Shroveport
convention : Col. Laurens Youmans, K
D Smith, J H W barton, J A Potork n
and another delegate whom they will
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State of South Cuiolina,
By virtue of the decree of tho Court
of Common Pleas in the case of W. L.
Gruy vs. Wade Flnl.y and others. I
will sell at public outcry to tho high
est bidder for cneh at Lanrons, ?. II.,
H. C, on Salesday In January next,
boing tho 3rd day of tho month, nil
tha?. lot or parcel of land sltutito in the
bounty and Ktate aforofald, in Lsu
rens Township, containing flvo aores
more or less, bounded by lands of Dr.
W. C. lrby,Sudle Lungston and I.eob
Purchaser to pay for pupors. If pur?
ohhser does not comply with torms of
sale, land will bo resold on same day at
risk of defaulting purchaser.
JonN K. Boi.t,
c. c. c. p.
Deo. 18, '04.
* ****** ???*?*?**;?;;;,
??rsnUTJT tho door!" tho earl com
? j 1**05' did Po and returned to
L ' his BOHt (101*088 from tho gov
ernor in tho nrrts walled council chain
bet* nt tho palace. Ho Bent a snaky
look at Armand, who stlt at ease in egg
blue Slttlu and lace, attired for the
evening's rout. And tho louk was ma
Lord Duninore'8 face this night fo
cused slow hate, and he sat hunched in
his chair. "Has Conolly couie from tho
ship yet, FoyV" he asked.
Tho othor shook his bead.
"Hell's tooth 1" raved the earl, leap
lug from his seat and striding up and
down. "I'll show thorn! Tomorrow
they shall whistle for their powder!
There arc tho Indians still, and then
tho Slaves. If I havo to raise tho plan
tations, rn bring those sniveling rebels
to their knees! Freedom, forsooth!
'Tis the king's hand rules, and my hand
for tho king's in tho Virginias!"
Ho paused in front of Armand and
boat tho lablO with his list.
"And tho slipperiest of them all you
shall snare us, my lino marquis. 'Tis
Patrick Henry! Haunch of a basted
Bwlne! a nice picture his tongue licks
up for tho clods! Ho Is In Williams?
burg tonight, and ho shall not leave It
till ho sails for London and a gallows
tree'" Ho strode oil' again In u rage,
his face working like a Satan's.
At last ho left off. "(Jive him his
orders, Foy," ho said quickly.
Foy loaned forward, chin In palm,
"You will write a message now to
Henry which 1 shall dictate. It will
slate that you are in receipt of news
from Franco affecting the colonies and
desire his immediate presence at a
place which I shall name. You shall
go thither to await Henry and detain
him there till my own arrival-with an
armed tile. Do I make myself clear?"
Tho young foreigner waved his em
broidered arm lightIjx "I hog to re
mind his excellency of our bargain."
Tho governor faced around with
something like a snarl and sat down
"1 was to write certain letters to
Voi'gcnnes, Kim; Louis' minister, and
to Beaumarchais?letters in the hand
of the Marquis do la Trouerie, signed
with his signature and seal. Those
havo been written. They have said of
the situation in this colony only what
you would have them sny, have th\v
not? And y?m have sent them. Is it
The earl narrowed 'his. eyes.
"I haVO done your excellency's bid
ding. You ore not sntlailcj Very good
monsieur. Wo turn tho page tlion.
"Ho!" sniil Foy. ""Iis not na dlir.ctih
for it nobleman to got money, eh, M;.s
tor Clerk V What lino colonial bird have
you plucked now? J' faith, a ulcojwii
ger of a sudden I Marry I Art going to
wed with u plantation then?"
Lord Dunmorc snorted and tl.ro .v
hlmsolt' forward In his ehnlr.
"Nuyl" ho shouted, "The bargain
ends not here, my Illy llvcrcd poacher!
Letters, hntth, when there is op,i>n re
bellion? Small need I havo for p'bn
work now! 'Tis neck twistlug I am for.
and you shall aid mo with a halt for
that stubborn rump Henry!"
Foy drew forward pen' and paper.
"Will you write':" ho asked.
"No," s:iid Armand comp sedly?
His lordship's face, from livid, turned
a volcanic purple.
"Your excolleuey," went? n the young
man, "will reeall my social position.
Spy? Botrnj ? Surely uot, messieurs!"
Ho moved his hand as though dismiss
ing tin liullwn pleasantry.
The earl l 1! .>ii' tin oath with head
thrust for'.viM l Ills jaw dropped like
a Hon Inj I 'l.
Armand hud rl ii. "I shall see you
tonight amid the ladies, monsieur.'" lie
asked of Foy. "A very good night to
"I shall bo eager to i .u i> uui any
plans your excellency may bo pleased
to favor," siiid Foy as the door closuel.
The Apollo room that evening was :i
blaze of splendor. It was the hist
dance of the ol<l regime. All knew tho
nearness of the cloud. All heard the
rumble of the Btorm. But courtesy in
Virginia was as the grain in wood.
There it was not until the last that
Tories hoel perforce to leave the colony;
when all who were not Tories turned
Democrats and went into the Revolu
tionary armies; when gentlemen took
the held and their ladies tolled at
home with lint or homespun.
Now, though the bolt was speeding,
until It fell Tory nnd Whig met and
danced In tavern and in hnll. Smile
nnd bow changed not a whit. Spnrklo
was over all.
But It was only a shell of gayety.
; The core was a volcano.
In the outer hull of tho Raleigh, be
hind the shifting throng of gallunts nt
tho door of tho Apollo room, Jnrrnt
looked across a minuet and in glimpses
caught between the stately moving fig
ures ho saw Anne.
Never hail she seemed so beautiful,
her head golden misted in the light, her
long, fringing lashes shading the elusky
! blue of her eyes. She stood, full vein
ed, exultant, under the white caudles,
her dress dove colored, llowered in
larj-.e trees, with cherry tinted stnys
trimmed in blue and silver. On her
A FAIR TEST BY AN HONEST MAN.
AT the request of Mr. A. fluff, Agent for the Virginia
Carolina Chemical Company, to make a test against PERUVIAN
Guano with his Fertilizer, he made me a present of two sacks
8-4-4 ?f tne Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company goods to
make the test with. The test was made on land selected by Mr.
Huff himself and Mr. Irvine, my Superintendent. Ten rows
were planted with ecpial amount of each fertilizer at the rate of
400 pounds per acre, with the following results:
Peruvian Guano made 191 pounds. Mr. Huff's 8-4-4
made 153 pounds; a difference of 38 pounds on ten rows 52
I hereby certify the above statement is correct.
(Signed) W. II. DlAi,.
I hereby certify the above facts and figures arc Correct.
T. J. Irvinr, Superintendent.
Witness: W. A. Watts.
At this r.u 0 the diffenence on one acre would have been
342 pounds seen cotton, or 114 pounds lint cotton. Now figure
114 pounds at 8 cents and you have $9.12 per acre in
Favor of Peruvian Guano.
The PERUVIAN GUANO used in the above test only
analyzed available Phosphate Acid to per cent., Antonia 2.87,
Potash 2.67, which was the lowest grade sold hete last year.
Our supply is limited and you must place your orders at once.
ffoA?- For prices and analysis see
T. I). DARLINGTON,
R. VANfK IK BY,
L-aurens, S. C. Acknts.
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ill*. .' : . ,! high, snt n wobllko cni>- '
face sprang sen riot?a hope
i, koiploss rogo of bitter longing,
k'itli him it was moth and flame, and
i: singeing lind become a Joy
T! Mar ,u!s de la Trouerle passed in
assembly, Gallants crowded to
i Iii.a. Brooke fawned upon Ids
l:ni i lb1 bcenmo a sun with a train
i:f I * it Satellit? s. lie moved leisurely
thi igh the throng, answering the
toil ft* of the whs. bowing to plump
Mrs. Dyrd among the dowagers, ap
proaehiii.; the end of the room, where
I tide Colonel Tillotsou's sol
dierly black, held her constant court,
hied by tl'.o effulgence which the open
worship of the favorite of fashion had
thrown uiv.m her.
Very lovely she looked to Breckin
ridge Cory, Just arrived on a visit from
Lancaster, lie watched her from whero
ho chatted with Ilyrd, whom ho had
last seen in Covent Garden shortly he
lore he Icfl Knglnnd for home. Ho had
known her from a child at ('hidden
Mall. The old world, lie thought, could
never have bred her; she was fruit of
the new, of ItS lire and full blood, its
during, Its pride and prodigality, born
of its dewy valleys and Its untouched,
cavernous forests, a thing that mast
have withered in the heavy air of Lon
"Yonder comes our glass of fashion,
Mr. Gary," boasted Brooke, Joining
them. "Ah, you can always tell your
real nobleman! What a waistcoat!"
he simpered, ogling It rapturously.
"Dcnimo if .Masicr Coolbaugh shall not.
cut IPO one like it!"
Cory looked with a Hash of recogni
tion that broadened into a stare of
nmo'.'.cmcnt. Ho saw a liguro Incased
pi ndldly 111 satin, with rare point
dropping from the sleeves, Jewels
gleaming from the ruflics, a sword hilt
on which blood rubles burned, n brenst
sparkling with a bedlamoned order.
"The marquis Is late," Brooke added.
"The innrquls?" Gary's eyes opened
"That," said Byrd. "Is the Marquis
do la Trouerle."
Cary beul closer. There could be no
mistake. No mistake! And all Wll
llnmsburg deceived! The cirelo of
bonus parled, rolled back at tho new
comer's approach, and Anne's face lift
ed Itself, startled and Joyful, a one
look which told It all to Gary, flashlike,
oh, the pity of It!
.I.u rat In his red coat saw, too, from
the hall saw her smiling, but not to
Ills words, glowing, but not for him,
and evil crept Into his face till every
feature seemed n sin.
"Sweet Sir Lobster!" sold a lacka
daisical voice behind him. "Peaceful
as ever I see, and with uniform nil un
sullied. I' faltil, I warrant no redskin
in::,lit outstiin,-yj;,.'?;),,'\no far Seloto.""
"Ni-'.r how. Master I-'reneau," said .Tnr
rnt, breathing heavily. "Not now! To
ulghl I am occupied."
'Alas! Poor Sen riot! Is It not n
; ;> e show? Mayhap 'twill Inspire mo
in an ('<!<?. Shall I sing n Trouerle en
pnilaoned for tho lists of love? See!
To uo gu'sted at so Is It not worth a
prince's i insomV Oh, adorable!"
lie paused, his mocking black eyes
) the. other's smoldering face. "He
. (ho dlscomlltod!" he went on.
Phlnk you Mistress Tlllotson has
might for the spruce coxcombs with
diamond shoe buckles and a lunearoon
elbow iot snuff taking? Nay, nny! Nor
for a king's spy with a rusted sword!"
To ho Continued.
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20th Day of Dec. 1904
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money. Upon failure of any one bidding off a lot
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For further particulars apply to ^_ -
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