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A Large Caucus of House Repub
iicans Discuss the Subject,
But Ko Action is Taken.
Washington, Feb. 25 -The Republi?
can members of the House of Repre?
sentatives met in conference tonight
to consider the question of Cuban
reciprocity, the Republican members
of the ways and means committee hav?
ing reached an agreement to grant
reciprocal concessions of about 20
per cent. There was an unusually
large attendance, about 125 Repub?
licans being present.
Chairman Payne, of the ways and
means committee, presented a bill on
the lines agreed upon by the Republi?
can members of the committee, au?
thorizing the President to negotiate a
commercial agreement with Cuba,
conditioned on the enactment by
Cuba of our immigration and exclu?
sion laws, in which agreement recipro?
cal tariff concessions of at least 20 per
cent ad valorem may be secured to
the United States and Cuba.
" Mr. Payne spoke for more than an
hour in support of this plan. He was
frequently interrupted by questions
from Repreeientavies William A.
Smith, Gardner, Weeks and Hamilton,
of Michigan, and Lessler, of New
York. Mr. Smith's question contain?
ed the statement that, relying upon
the Republican's assurance of protec- [
tioa, about $10,00,000 had beeen invest 1
ed in the beet sugar industry in
Michigan and. this would be imperilled
if the proposed concession was made.
Mr. Payne replied that," in his judg?
ment, there would be ample protec?
tion to the American industry after the
20 per cent concession was allowed,
as the remaining protection would
amount to about 57 per cent, ad
valorem. He referred also to the Pres?
ident's recommendation of reciprocity.
Representative Tawney, of Minne?
sota, a member of the ways and
means committee, proposed a substi?
tute providing that in return for
tariff concessions granted by Cuba
the United States shall pay to the
Cuban government 20 per cent of the
duties collected by this government
on imports from Cuba and that so
much of the said sum as shall be
equivelent to 20 per cent, of the sugar
duties shall be distributed to^Cuban j
Mr. Tawney spoke in support of
It was now after ll p. m. and as it
was clear that no final result could be
secured an adjournment was taken
until 8 p. m. next Monday.
Collector at Sitka independent.
Washington, Feb. 26.-Some time
ago the secretary of the treasury re?
ceived unofficial information to the
effect that J. W. Ivey, collector of
customs at Sitka, had instructed his
deputy at Unalaska not to permit
Canadian vessels presumably about
to engage in peglaic sealing, to obtain
.supplies at that port The collector
was directed to send a statement of
the facts to the department, and was
informed that if such orders had" been
-given they roust,^be rescinded. Today
"the department ' received a telegram
Jfcom Ivey saying :
"My Americanism will not allow
me to rescind an order which gives
British subjects privileges within our
marine jurisdiction, which are denied
our own people. There is another
matter that may attract your atten?
tion. I have recently issued orders to
the deputy at Skagway, copy of which
ijas been sent you, which has put the
Canadian cfScers located there out of
business and sent them to their own
territory. You are aware of the fact
that this officer became so offensive that
he int-erferred with American officers
in the discharge of theiifofficial duties,
ope led United States customs mail,
dominated over the railway officials,
discriminated in the order of shipment
in favor of Canadian merchandise
against that shipped from Seattle,
established a Canadian quarantine at
Skagway, collected moneys and per?
formed other acts of British sover?
eignty in a port of the United States,
such as hoisting with bravado the
cross of St. George from the flagstaff
of his custom house. I have sent the
concern, bag, baggage, flag and other
paraphernalia flying out fo the conn
try. You may fear the shadow of inter?
national complications and rescind
this order but a Reed, an Olney or a
Blaine would not."
Permanent Census Bureau.
Washington, Feb..26.-The conferees
of the two houses of congress on the
bill creating a permanent census reach?
ed an agreement today. The bill as
agreed upon embodies most of the '
amsendments made in the senate, but
some of them are retained in modified
form. The senate provision concern?
ing the civil service is retained. All
t|ie employes of the office at the time
of the signing of the bill except un?
skilled laborers are to come under the
provisions of the civil service law.
The directors' salary is fixed at
$6,000 per annum instead of $5,000 as
suggested by the house and ?7,500 as
name i by the senate. The provision
relating to the collection of cotton
statistics for the year was amended by
the conference so as to require that
weekly bulletins on this subject shall
be published each year from Septem?
ber 1, until February 1, following.
SS Alimony on $8 Salary.
In protesting against paying his wife
alimony Albert H. "Koch, a druggist,
Saturday testified that by his wife's
extr ivagance he had been forced to
sell his drug store and work there as
a clerk at 88 a week.
"I will grant Mrs. Koch $3 a week
alimony," ruled the court.
Koch, who was still on the witness
"What will I have to live on then?"
"When a man marries he is bound
in law to support his wife, " said the
Judge. "If he can't do it at one busi?
ness he should try another. I advise
you, Mr. Koch, to seek a raise of
salary."-New York World.
Washington, Feb. 26.-The house
military committee gave a hearing to
day to a Virginia delegation interest?
ed in having the historic site at York?
town, Va., where Lord Cornwallis sur?
rendered to Washington, set aside as a
SEN. LIIGB&N CAPTURED.
The Notorious Filipino Leader of
Samar a Prisoner.
Washington Feb. 26.-Gen. Chaffee
today notified the war department
that Lient. Stribler of the Philippine
scouts captured Gen. Lucban on the
22d inst. The prisoner is confined at
Another capture is recorded in the
same dispatch, namely that of Wm.
Dunston, said to be a deserter from
Co. C, Eighth infantry, who had in
his possession a lot of arms and am?
munition, and all lot the tools neces?
sary for the making of ammunition.
He was captured by Second Lieut.
Pratt, First inafntry, at Caghayan
on the Island of Samar. The lieu?
tenant also destoyed the cuartel and
the factory, and killed ll soldiers,
besides capturing all of Dunston's
The officials of the war department
regard the capture of Gen. Lucban as
the most important military event
since Aguinaldo's captare.
He was run down on the Island of
Samar. The place of his confinement
is a tiny island in a bay on the north
coast of Samar.
Lucban is one of the most energetic
and ferocious rebels. He is a half-breed,
a mistare of Chinese and Filipino
stock, and he has been an irreconcil?
able from the first. He had various
fastnesses in the mountains of Samar
from which he would descend upon
the coast towns and his reign of terror
was so complete that the entire popu?
lation of the island paid tribute to
him as the price of freedom from
attack. Ordinary campaign methods
failed in his case, and his capture
now is believed to be the natural
working out of the system of dividing
the island into small squares by mili?
tary garrrisons and making it impos->
sible for the insurgents to obtain food
or shelter. .
A POOR WIDOW "ENRICHED.
New Orleans, La. February 25.-The !
Federal Court of Appeals allowed to?
day Mrs.BAnnie Snow's claim to one
eighteenth life interest to the wells in
the Veatch survey, the richest part of |
the Beaumont oil field. Mrs. Snow
keeps a small hotel in California and
paid no attention to the waste lands
until oil was discovered, when she set
up her claim for the share inherited
through her children. Some of the
companies compromised with her but
others fought the case through the
courts to lose in the end. There are
already 12 wells on the survey and, in
addition to the compromises she will
receive about $5,000 per month. The
court appointed S. Taliaferro, of Aus?
tin, auditor to keep accounts and
make returns of Mrs. Snow's share
through the courts. Todays' decision
Miliianaire Leave $80,000 to Em?
The sum of $80.000 is given to the
employes of the Boston branch of the
American Soda Fountain Company by
the will of James W. Tufts, the mil?
lionaire soda fountain manufacturer.
This amount is given in lump sums of
$500, $200 and $100.
To each of the five foremen and to
each of the six head men of the count?
ing-room the sum of $500 is left. To
each of the 320 married men who were
in the employ of the company four
years ago under Mr. Tufts, the sum of
$200 is left, and to the single men the
sum of $100 is left.
"We have not yet completed our list
of men who come under the provisions
of the will, " said William T. Jenny,
one of the executors of the will,
"There are about 450 who come under
the provisions of the will. Only those
men are included who were with the
comapany four years ago, and we can?
not say exactly how many will receive
"There are about fifty clerks em?
ployed in the branch whom the execu?
tors have decided to include in the
The bulk of the estate is left to the
widow, son- duaghter and son-in-law,
all oi: Madford.-Chicago Tribune.
'TILLMAN IS A POWER."
The Columbus Enquirer Sun said
recently: "Senator Tillman continues
to attract attention. However, this
so far is about all he has done."
The Savannah Press replies: "The
"Enquirer-Sun is mistaken. In spite
of his roughness Senator Tillman is
one of the most influential men in the
upper House. Some of his utterances
iar the Senators and many of his
retorts are far from courteous. But
with all that Senator Tillman is a
power. His pitch fork is feared by the
members. He has done more for
South Carolina measured by practical
results than any man who has been in
Congress since the war. It is strange
that such tactics should win, especi?
ally :n a body incrusted with tradi?
tions and hampered by rigid etiquette.
But sometimes a man is needed to
break through these rules ruthlessly.
Ben Tillman is a reformer, some say
a fanatic, but when he rises he gene?
rally says something. He acts and ex?
presses himself with energy and and
when he goes to the departments in
quest of a naval dock or a postoffice
he usually gets what he wants.
Charleston has secured, through Sena?
tor Tillman, some fat appropriations,
and South Carolina occupies a larger
place in the public eye than she has in
man}' years. Some of her people are
shocked by the asperities of the case.
Tillman is not polished or always
parliamentary. There are times when
the Engilsh language fails him in giv?
ing expression to his vehement ideas.
But he generally has a message and he
is not afraid to say it, Tillman is like
Sam Jones. He is a man of flesh and
biooc, and is as fearless as Savanarola
and as rigid as Martin Luther. He
does not frame his thoughts with "a
view of pulling appropriations from
the public crib, but he gets them be?
cause he is not cringing or truculent.
He makes ducks and drakes of the
Senate traditions, and when he rises
the castoms of a hundred years crash
like glass windows after a dynamite
explosion. But South Carolina can
get more with Tillman in the Senate
than with the regulation article usual?
ly sent there, who is snuffed out by
the weight of Senatorial courtesy.
There is an Ellenton riot eye ry time
he arraigns Republican tactics.
PRIME HENRY GUEST OF PRESS.
! Most Notable Gathering of the
Kind Ever Held.
New York,^ Feb. 26.-Prince Henry
of Prussia dined tonight with 1,000
of the men who make American news?
papers. He was the special guest of
Herman Kidder, proprietor of the New
Yorker Staats Zeitung, who gathered
at his table a majority of the leading
figures in American journalism. They
came from the four quarters of the
country and made the most noteworthy
gathering of their profession ever as?
sembled in the United States. There
was a felicitous exchange of greetings
between Prince Henry and the men
who spoke of the journalistic craft!
and the affair claims rank as one of
the notable incidents of the American
tour of the German prince.
The dinner was given in the hand?
some ball room of the Wladorf-Astoria
hotel, but that immense apartment
was not large enough to accommodate
the numerous guests and the Astor
gallery was also used.
The two rooms were splendidly deco?
rated. Mr. Bidder and the special
guests sat at an elevated table above
which were the American and German
flags. The staves were crossed and
the banner, draped fan-like, reached
out like the wings of a huge butterfly.
Above them was the Prussian eagle
done in incandescent lights. From
the boxes hung clinging vines and set
in on the ledges were hundreds of
palms. Each table carried bouquets
of American beauty roses around which
were candelnbra shaded in red.
THE ISTHMIAN CANAL
The Mandingo Route Said to Have
Advantages Over Either Pana?
ma or Nicaragua.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 26.-The
friends of the Nicaragua and Panama
Canal routes are still harping on the
difficulties to be met with in the con?
struction of a tunnel. As far as the
Isthmian Canal Commission is con?
cerned it is an undisputed fact that
not a single member of it has been
near the line of the proposed tunnel,
and therefore cannot know of what the
rock is composed. Mr. George S.
Lee, a distinguished mining engineer,
! and who has had great experience in
! works of importance in Central
American and California, says that the
proposed tunnel on the Mandingo line
is the easiest part cf the work to be
Mr. Lee testified before the Senate
Committee on Interoeeanic Canals yes?
terday. The friends of the Mandingo
route strenously deny that they are ob?
structionists, as is asserted by some
of the overzealous champions of other
lines. They still cling to their origi- J
nal statements, that the tunnel and J
the Mandingo route can be built in
one-half of the time that it will take
to complete the Panama route, and in
one-third of the time that it will take
to construct the Nicaragua line.
Instead of the tunnel costing $22,500,
000 per mile as has been publicly
stated, a number of the most able
contractors in the country have offered
to do the work for $7,250,000 per mile.
The men who make these offers are
not theorists or pessimists or men
who have never seen the work, but re?
sponsible gentlemen who are willing
to put up a guarantee of $10,000,000
in United States bonds in the way of
good faith, and to show their confi?
dence in the practicability of the
enterprise. If they fail to do the
work within the specified time, and
for the money argeed upon, they
obligate themselves to pay forfeit.
When such men as Professor Hopkins,
Angus McDougall, and Charles S.
Sweet put themselves on record as say?
ing that the Mandingo hill is granite,
it would seem to be the height of folly
for any one who has not given the
ground a closer inspection than the
opponents of a tunnel have done to
maintain that it is a volcanic heap of
ashes. As compared with the great
cut on the Panama Canal the Mandin?
go tunnel is simply a small affair.
L. D. Sale.
Washington, Feb. 26.-President
Roosevelt, acting upon the recommen?
dation of Attorney General Knox has
dismissed Arthur B. Noyes, judge for
'the second district of Alaska.
London, February 25.-The war office
today denied the rumors which weie
circulated in the lobby of the House of
Commons last night that Gen. Louis
Botha the Boer commnder in chief, in
South Africa had made an offer to
surrender on certain conditions.
The story appears to have come from
Washington, Feb. 26.-Booker j
Washington, the president of the
Tuskeege Institute, Tuskeege, Ala.,
was at the Wrhite House today and
had a conference with President
Roosevelt lasting 15 minutes. It is
said that political matters were not
London, Feb. 26.-Lord Kitchener
reports that 600 Boers driving cattle
rushed the out post line near Bothas
Berg, Transvall colony, during the
night of February 23, and that some
of them got through. The Boers left
15 dead and six wounded on the field.
A dispatch from Lord Kitchener made
public today says: "A convoy of
empty wagons was attacked 'and cap?
tured by the Boers southwest of
Klerksdorp, (Transvaal Colony)??Feb.
24. The escort consisted of a force of
the imperial yeomanry, three compa?
nies of Northumberland Fusilliers and
two guns. The fighting was severe
but have no further details."
Atlanta, Feb. 26.-The Southeastern
Passenger association embracing all
railroads south of the Ohio and Poto?
mac rivers and east of the Mississippi,
today announced a rate of one cent a
mile each way to the reunion of Con?
federate veterans in Dallas, Texas, in
Surgeon's Knife Not Needed.
Surgery is no longer necessary to cure
piles. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve cures
such cases at once, removing the necessity
for dangerous, painful and expensive
operations. For scalds, cuts, burns,
wounds, bruises, sores and skin diseases it
is unequaled. Beware of counterfeits. J.
S. Hnghson &Co.
Detective stories of all kinds at ?.
G. Osteen & Co's book store.
Impressive Scenes in the Hall of
Washington, Feb. 27.-At noon to?
day in the great hall of representa?
tives, in the presence of President
Roosevelt, Prince Henry of Prussia,
brother of the German emperor, the
members of the cabinet, the justices
of the supreme court, the general of
the army and officers of the navy who
j have received the thanks of congress,
j the ambassadors and other diplomatic
I representatives of foreign countries,
j the senators and representatives in
! congress and a large number of dis?
tinguished guests, Hon. John Hay,
McKinley's premier, pronounced an
eulogy upon his dead chief. By a
strange coincidence today was the
twentieth anniversary of that on which
the peerless Blaine in the same hall,
delivered his eulogy upon the martyred
Garfield, and stranger still the subject
of today's memorial service was the
chairman of the committee that had
charge of the arrangements on that
At 11:4.0 as the strains of the inter?
mezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana float?
ed through the hall there was a stir
throughout the chamber. The doors
to the right of the speakers' rostrum
were flung wide and the members of
the diplomatic corps marched in pro?
ceeded by the sergeant at arms of the
house. The foreign ambassadors and
ministers did not appear in their
court costumes but in sombre frock
suits befitting the occasion, with the
I exception of the Chinese minister who
was attired in his rich costume of
As the hands of the gold clock oppo?
site the speaker's rostrum pointed to
noon, Speaker Henderson called the
assemblage to order. By the speaker's
direction the clerk read the joint
resolution providing for the memorial
services and the order of the proceed?
ings. Hardly had the reading been
concluded and the journal approved
before the doorkeeper announced the
arrival of the senate. The speaker
tapped three times with his gavel.
The members of the house and the
diplomatic body arose and remained
on their feet as the grave and dignified
senators, headed by President Pro
Tem, Frye, were shown to their places
behind the diplomats.
The doorkeeper announced the gene?
ral of the army. The speaker tapped
three times, the members of the house
and the diplomatic body arose, and
Gen. Miles, resplendent in gold lace,
gold epaulettes and a broad yellow
sash across his breast, and with his
side arms clanging heavily at his
heels, came down the aisle.
Tap, tap, tap, and once more the
assemblage roes. The door swung
open and on the threshold, with every
eye upon him, stood Prince Henry.
4 4 His royal highness, Prince Henry of
Prussia," announced the doorkeeper.
The prince hesitateud a moment, but
showed not the slightest trace of dis?
comfiture. He was dressed in the sim?
ple, dark blue uniform of,an admiral
of the German navy, without a single
star or other evidence of the imperial
house to which he belonged, upon his
breast. He came forward with easy,
graceful bearing, escorted by Senator
Foraker and Gen. Grosvenor, and
took the place assigned for him next
to that reserved for the president.
Then came a pause, as the president
and the members of the cabinet stood
upon the threshold. As the president
was announced the Marine band in the
lobby struck "Hail to the Chief."
President Roosevelt was accompanied
down the aisle by Secretary Hay, ther
orator of the day. He took his place
in the area facing the speaker's desk
with Prince Henry on his right.
With the latter he exchanged a word
Senator Frye called the assemblage
to order and after prayer by Rev. Dr.
Couden, the blind chaplain of the
house, he introduced the orator of the
Secretary Hay then delivered his
Prince Henry took his midday lunch?
eon in the room of the senate commit?
tee on military affairs. It was quite
informal and was partaken of
standing by all p?sent. Two tables
were provided, one of them being the
icTge table used by committee
p-eetings and the other a
small table at the head of
! the room at which it was expected his
royal highness would sit alone. He
declined this honor, however, and
stood with other members of the com?
Constantinople, February 27.-It is
understood that the United States will
soon take steps to obtain a reimburse?
ment of the sum paid to the brigands
as a ransom for Miss' Ellen M. Stone
and Madame Tsilka, holding Turkey
responsible, inasmuch as the capture
of the missionaries was effected on
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New York's new Croton dam, the
largest ever undertaken by man, is 200
feet thick at the bottom, 300 feet high
from the base of the foundation, 150
feet high above the ground and 1,000
feet long. It is located three miles
from Peekskill, the top of the dam
being 216 feet above tidewater and 100
feet above the reservoir in Central
Park. The storage capacity is 30,000,
000,000 gallons. Work has been in
progress eight years and will continue
three years longer. The estimated cost
of the'dam was $4,150,073, but $1,000,
000 more will be required.
You will never wish to take another
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They cleanse the stomach and regulate the
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Jim Tillman Guilty of Senseless let
Withdraws Invitation to President
Roosevelt to Present Sword to
Maj. Micah Jenkins.
Augusta, Feb. 26.-Lieut. Gov.
Tillman today in discussing the
affairs in'Washington stated he would
before leaving Augusta wire Roosevelt !
asking the withdrawal of his accept- '
ance of the invitation to present sword j
to Maj. Micah Jenkins.
This afternoon he wired the follow?
Augusta, Ga., Feb. 26, 1902.
The President, ?Washington, D.C. :
A short while ago I had the honor
to address your excellency a letter re?
questing that on the occasion of your
visit to Charleston you present a sword
to Maj. Micah Jenkins of the First
United States Volunteer Cavalry, of
whose gallant services you spoke so
highly, your words being engraved on
the scabbard. You accepted the invi?
tation, for which we thank you. I
am now requested by contributors to
the sword fund to ask that you with?
draw said acceptance.
(Signed) James H. Tillman.
Late Colonel First South Carolina
Volunteer Infantry * and Lieutenant
Governor of South Carolina.
Tillman said: "It is with much
regret I am directed, rather required,
to have to send the telegram I did,
especially in view of the fact that I am
so closely related to one who but a few
days ago was subjected to an affront
which is seemingly, or the people who
contributed to the purchase of the
sword think, unwarranted. As far as
I am personally concerned I care noth?
ing, rather suspect Senator Tillman
would have enjoyed more the usual
informal meal with his family than
catering to royalty at a festive board
where Booker Washington was a
The lieutenant governor is still here
awaiting a reply from Washington.
- ?MI,? ? ? cu ? -
ROOSEVELT MAY NOT
On Account of the Couuse of Jim
Tillman-Matter Discussed in
*Washintgon, Feb. 27.-The action of
Lieut. Gov. Tillman, of South Caro?
lina, in withdrawing the invitation to
President Roosevelt to present a sword
to a South Carolina officer for volun?
teer services in the Spanish war has
caused considerable doubt as to
whether Preisdent Roosevelt will visit
the Charleston exposition as he had
intended to do. Today a number of
telegrams on the subject were receiv?
ed at the White House from South
Carolina and other States. It can be
stated that the telegram of Lieut.
Gov. Tillman has been received at the
White House and that no attention
whatever has been paid to it. The
president has not yet considered what
effect it may have on his proposed visit
to the exposition at Charleston.
WILL NOT AFFECT PROGRAM.
Charleston, Feb. 27.-It is stated
here today that Lieut. Gov. Till?
man's action last night in withdrawing
the invitation to President Roosevelt
to present a sword to Maj. Jenkins
will have no effect on the exposition
programme for the entertainment even
if it is allowed to stand. The sword
presentation was an incident only of
the president's visit to Charleston and
in no way connected with the exposi?
tion programme. The sword was pur?
chased with a fund raised by subscrip?
tion among the women of South Caro?
lina and others, largely under Lieut.
Gov. Tillman's stimulation. The ar?
rangements for the presentation was
left with him. It was not intended
originally to have the president make
the presentation but in view of his ex?
pected presence here at the epxosition,
the opportunity was deemed fitting for
such a feature. The invitation was
extended by Lieut. Gov. Tillman
and a place for the ceremony was
made on the programme by the exposi?
tion committee at his request. The
whole matter is outside of the exposi
: tion or Charleston control.
SOBER THOUEHT MAKETH JIM SICK.
ls Very Sorry if He Has Been
Special to The State.
Edgefield, Feb. 28.-When Lieut.
Gov. Tillman was seen'this afternoon
with reference to the Roosevelt mat?
ter, although unwell, he said: "I
regret very much that I am compelled
to make any further statement in
regard to this matter. I do not see
why it has called forth so much com?
ment, but I do not propose to be
placed in the light, by my conduct, of
having been the cause of President
Roosevelt's decision not to attend the
Charleston exposition. If such con?
struction has been placed upon it
either by him or the people of Charles?
ton, I deplore it deeply. He may,
however, make this the pretext of not
attending the exposition, but it can?
not be the cause. I am in no way
connected with the exposition, official?
ly or otherwise except as a South Caro?
linian who is proud of it and wants to
see it succeed. I in no way attempted
to represent the exposition authorities
in my telegram to the president, and
it cannot be so construed without
intentionally debauching my words.
The matter of the presentation of the
sword by President Roosevelt to Major
Jenkins was purely a private and so?
cial concern with which those who are
now loud in their criticism of me had
nothing to do. Certainly the editors
of The Record, Post and State were
not contributors, although to be frank
and just, which is more than they
have been to me, they were not asked.
However, Governor McSweeney, who
has given an interview in connection
with this matter, was asked to con?
tribute, and declined upon the
ground, as I recall, that he had to
contribute to so many charities and
other public matters he was financial
ly unable to do so, and I feel from ex?
perience that he was honest in his
"So far as the list of the paid con?
tributors to the sword fund is con?
cerned, I desire to add, without har?
ing the list before me, that I only
know of three who were not consulted
before the telegram to the president
was sent, to wit : Col. Willie Jones,
who has been of valuable assistance
both in contributing and selecting the
sword, whom however'I endeavored to
reach by long distance telephone, as
Mr. J. H. Hammond of the Augusta
Herald will testify ; another is Sena?
tor Talbird of Beaufort, a liberal con?
tributor, whom I endeavored to reach
but failed : the third and last was
Senator Tillman, whom I did not ask
as I knew the delicate position in
which he was placed. As for the tele?
grams received by me from the con?
tributors is a matter with which those
who did not contribute have no con?
cern. I have no doubt, however,
that they, like myself, are ready to
abide by the result of their action.
I do not care and do not propose to
have anything further to say, however
much I may be slandered and misrep?
When you wake up with a bad taste in
your mouth you may know that you need
a dose of Chamberlain's Stomach & Liver
Tablets. They will cleanse your stomach
improve, your appetite and make you feel
like a new man. They are easy to take,
being sugar coated, and^ pleasant in effect.
For sale by Dr A J China.
Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 25.-The
steamboat T. N. Bacon, plying be?
tween Loudon and Livingston, Ten?
nessee, was totally wrecked in the
Tennessee River, seven miles below
Loudon, today by the explosion of its
boiler. Estill Hudigs, assistant engi?
neer, was killed : Robert Bird, a pas?
senger, who was en route home from
the Philippics, was fatally hurt, and
Engineer Albert Claiborne and Cook
Smith, deck hand, were badly hurt.
Having a Run on Chamber?
lain's Cough Remedy
Between the hours of eleven o'clock a m
and closing time at night on Jan 25, 1901,
A F Clark, druggist, Glade Spring, Va,
sold twelve bottles of Chamberlain's
cough remedy. He says, " I never handled
a medicine that sold better or gave better
satisfaction to my customers." This
remedy has been in general use in Virginia
for many years, and the people there are
well acquainted with its excellent qualities
Many of them have testified to th\ remark?
able cures it has effected. When you need
a good and reliable medicine for a
cough or cold or attack of grip, use Cham?
berlain's Cough Remedy and you are certain
to be more than pleased with the quick
cure it affords. For sale by Dr A J China.
Kingstree, Februray 27.-D. M.
Nesmith, the man who shot Eli Saul,
at Cade's, about two weeks ago came
in and surrendered to the sheriff this
evening. It is not known whether he
will apply for bail or not, as the next
term of Court convenes here on March
Could Not Breathe.
Coughs, colds, croup, grip, bronchitis,
other throat and lung troubles are quick?
ly cured by One minute Cough Cure. One
minute Cough Care is not merely an ex?
pectorant which gives only temporary re
uef. It softens and liquifies the mucuos,
draws out the inflamation and removes the
cause of the disease. Absolutely safe.
?Acts at once. "One Minute Cough Cure.
Will do all that is claimed for it," says
Justice of the Peace, J Q Hood, Crosby,
Miss. "My wife could not get her breath
and was relieved by the first dose. -It
has been a benefit to all my family." J S
The following services will be held
in the Episcopal Church each week
during Lent ;
Tuesdays 7.30 a. m., Holy Com?
Wednesday's 8 p. m., Evening Pray?
er with an Address.
Fridays 5 p. m., Evening Prayer
with an Address.
18 PREPARED FOR
The Fall and Winter Season
With a large and artistic collection of
The public are requested to call and see
the display. The largest assortment of
Pattern Hats ever shown in Sumter. Hats
for all tastes from the "Picturesque Gain
bow" to the simple street hat.
Misses and children are not forgotten
Styles for them this season are quite ele?
Tailormade Hats are all the go in New
York. We can show you quite an assort?
ment of them, and at reasonable prices.
We are in our new store-three doors
below old stand. Come and see our hats,
and we are sure you will buy, for they are
Yours to please,
MES. L. ATKINSON.
COLUMBIA, s. c
Has a Storage capacity of 20,000
Bales of Cotton Stores and insures
Cotton for 15 cents per Bale per
month or fractioual month Lower
rates on 500 Bales and above. Spe?
cial rates for six months and season
All railroads running into Columbia
permit Cotton to be stopped for storage
and reshipped at any time during the sea?
son at the through rate from original start?
ing point, with only a trifle charge for
Cotton consigned to Columbia has the
advantage of active competition when sold,
and loans can always be secured on our
Warehouse receipts at minimum rates. No
commission or other charges for selling
cotton. Correspondence solicited.
H. L. ELLIOTT, Manager.
Nov 13 v S^-i <