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STATE DEMOCRATIC OONVEHTiON.
Harmonious and Business Like
Assembly of Representative
The State Democratic Convention
which met in Columbia yesterday
transacted the business it was called
to transact promptly and adjourned,
without a fight or contest of any kind
over matters of party policy or prin?
ciples having developed. It was a
harmonious and business-like body,
and was as truly representative of the
democracy of South Caroilna as any
that has assembled within the past
There were a great many candi?
dates present on the floor of the con?
vention as delegates, in fact all of the
candidates for the United States
Senate, and with a few exceptions all
the Congressional candidates, and all
for State offices save three or four.
The candidates were not offensively
conspicuous, but they were indus?
triously at work in their own behalf,
and there was hand-shaking and wire
pulling from early morn until long
after the convention adjourned and
honest men, other than politicians,
were long abed.
The convention was called to order
shortly after 12 o'clock by State
Chairman Wilie Jones, who asked
Bishop Ellison Capers to open the con?
vention with prayer.
The roll was called and the tempo?
rary organization effected by the elec?
tion of CoL Wilie Jones as temporary
chairman, Col. T. C. Hamer of Marl?
boro and F. T. Parks of Orangeburg
as secretary and Col. F. M. Mixson
The temporary orgnaization was
made permanent and the vice presi?
dents were chosen as follows :
First District-^J. W. Dunn.
Second-W. C. Smith.
Tnird-^T. A. Slight.
Fourth-W. L. Maulidn.
Fifth-J. F. McDonald.
Sixth-A. H. Williams.
Seventh-W. D. Scarborough.
The rules of the house of representa?
tives were adopted to govern the body
Under a resolution offered by Hon.
W. D Evans of Marlboro two com?
mittees were appointed : one on plat
form and resolutions, the other on con?
stitution and rules, each consisting of
one member from each county.
Altamont Moses represented Sumter
on the platform committee and E. I.
Manning the constitution committee.
Lee county was represented by T. G.
McLeod on the platform committee
and by L. A. Moore on the constitu?
A great many resolutions were now
introduced and were referred to the
committees without discussion. A
number of these resolutions had no
bearing whatever upon the work of the
convention and were probably intro?
duced as campaign thunder by the
candidate-authors. Most of these
resolutions were killed without discus?
sion on unfavorable reports by^ the
committee at the night session.
When all the resolutions were in, the
-convention adjourned until 8.30 p. m.
CoL J. A. Hoyt was made chair?
man of the committee on platform and
Senator B. R Tillman chairman of
the committee on constitution and
When the convention reassembled
at a30 o'clock, CoL W. J. Talbert in?
troduced the following resolutions,
which were adopted by a rising vote :
Whereas Hon. Henry Mciver, at the
bidding of the Democratic party, has
served the whole people of South Car?
olina for 25 years, first as associate
justice and latterly as chief justice,
with distinguished fidelity and abil?
ity, having in his first opinion in 187"
settled finally and properly, as is now
universally conceded, the question of
the respective rights of D. H. Cham?
berlain and Wade Hampton as to the
governorship of this State, and hav?
ing once for patriotic reasons declined
the office of chief justice, his lifelong
ambition, to which after years of pa?
tient service as associate justice he
was finally elevated by unanimous
vote of the general assembly : and
Whereas he is now suffering from
disease which prevents at present the
active service which he has been ac?
customed to render, and inflicts acute
suffering upon him ; now, be it
Resolved by the Democratic party
of South Carolina, in convention as?
L That it hereby desires to express
the debt of gratitude of the people of
this State to the distinguished chief
justice and to assure him of its
warmest affection and sincerest sym?
pathy in his affliction, and to express
the hope that he may long be spared
to counsel and guide the great court
of which he is the ornate head : an ex?
ample of industry, learning, probity
and patritism, which should be both
an example and an inspiration to the
men who are to assume from time to
time the burdens and responsibilities
of political and professional life in
CoL James A. Hoyt then presented
the report of the committee on plat?
form and resolutions as follows :
Resolved by the Democracy of South
Carolina, in convention assembled :
1. That we reaffirm and endorse the
platform of principles enunciated by
the State Democratic convention of
1900, with especial stress upon the
following sections :
"That we view with alarm the power
which the trusts through the Republi?
can party are exercising over legisla?
tion and national politics and their
ability to control the prices of the
necessities of life without regard to
the law of supply and demand. We
condemn the hypocritical attitude of
the Republican leaders who abuse
trusts and combines, while they use
the money obtained from them and ex?
torted from ?ie people to debauch the
ignorant voters of the country.
"That we denounce the imperial?
istic policy of the Republican adminis?
tration as contrary to the letter and
spirit of the Declaration of Indepen?
dence and the constitution of the
United States and as dangerous to the
liberty and freedom not only of the
people of the Spanish islands, but of
the citizens of this country as well.
The benevolent assimilation of the
Filipinos has proven to be the benevo?
lence of murder and the.assimil?t]on
of robbery. We denounce it as an out?
rage upon the consciences of liberty
loving Americans. Our free institu?
tions cannot long survive the des trac
tion of those principles upon v
they rest, and the spectal? of sn
peoples being held down by the 1
net and robbed by the carpetba;
but foreshadows the fate of our c
try unless the people art' arouse
our danger. The unjust and <
war of subjection now teing ca
on in the Philippines should bo e
at once, with definite and specific
larations to the natives as to the ii
tions of this country to aid thej
the establishment of a free govern!
of their own choice, unde:.- a prote?
ate by the United States. "
That we reaffirm and endorse the
related sections of the Kansas
platofrm upon the subjects of ti
and imperialism as follows :
Private monopolies are indefens
and intolerable. They destroy coi
tion, control the prices of mat*
and of the finished products, thus
bing both producer and consul
They lessen the employment of L
and "arbitrarily fix the te::ms and i
ditions thereof, and depri re indivh
energy and small capital of their
portunity for betterment. They
the most efficient means devised
appropriating the fruits of indu
for the benefit of the few at the
pense of the many, and unless tl
insatiate greed is checked all we?
will be aggregated in a few hands
the republic destroyed. The dish
est paltering with the trusts evil
the Republican party in State and
tional platforms is conclusive proo
the truth of the charges that tn
are the leigtimate products of Rep
lican policies, that they are foste
by Republican laws and that they
protected by Reub?ican administr?t
in return for campaign subscript!
and political support. "We pledge
Democartic party to an unceas
warfare in nation, State and c
against private monopoly in ' ev
Existing laws against trusts m
be*enforced and more stringent o:
must be enacted providing for pub]
ity as to affairs of corporations eng,
ed in interstate commerce and reqti
ing ail corporations to show, bef
doing business outside of the State
their origin, that they have no wa
in thier stock and that they have i
attempted and are not attempting
monopolize any branch cf business
the production of any article of mi
chandise, and the whole consti tutoi
power of congress ovar interst<
commerce shall be exrecised by t
enactment o? comprehensive laws np
the subject of trusts. Tariff la
should be amended by putting t
products of trusts upon the free list,
prevent monopoly under the plea
We are opposed to private monopc
in every form, and view with appi
hension the increasing power and d;
regard of the interest of the people 1
the combination of corporations, c
peciaily cf those chartered by oth
States. It is the duty of the genei
assembly of this State to pass mo
stringent laws for the control of all cc
porations, domestic and foreign, ai
for the prevention of all trusts ai
combinations between corporatio;
carrying on competative busines
We claim the right on the part of tl
State to control all corporation
whether domestic or foreign, engage
in business within her borders. V
deny that congress has any legitima
power to regulate corporations exce]
as they may be engaged in foreign <
interstate commerce ; and demand tb:
the national government confine itse
in bestowing corporate existence 1
such agencies as are required to exe
eise such functions as the constitutic
specifically confers 'upon the Unite
States. We are unalterably oppose
to any amendment of the federal coi
stitution lookin to any enlargement (
the powers of congress in relatoin 1
the regulation of contract by citizcr
of the State, or in relation to the COJ
porations, and we demand - that law
be enacted further restricting th
power of the federal courts to interfei
with the internal affairs and adminii
tration of justice in the State. W
condemn the Dingley tariff law as
trust breeding measure skillfully de
vised to give the few favors whic
they do not deserve, and to place upo
the many burdens which they shoul
We reaffirm our belief in a tariff fo
revenue only, and that taxation shoul
be so regulated as to meet the need
of an honest and economical govern
ment. We condemn all class legisla
tion, such as the ship subsidy bill
which we believe to be a rich man'
raid on the public coffer, and we als
condemn all sectional leislgation, sue!
as the Crumpacker bill, which we be
lieve to be intended to arouse section
We hold with the United States sn
preme court that the declaration of in
dependence is the spirit of our gov
6rnment, of which the constitution i
the form and letter.
We declare again, that all govern
ment instituted among men de riv
their just powers from the consent o
the governed; that any governmen
not based upon the consent of the gov
erned is a tyranny, and that to impoa
upon any people the government o
force is to substitute a method of im
perialism for those of a republic. Wi
hold that the constitution follows th<
flag, and denounce the doctrine tha
an executive of congress, dori vi n|
their existence and their powers fron
the Constitution, can exercise lawfu
authority beyond it or in violation o
it. We assert that no nation can lon$
endure half republic and half empire,
and we warn the American people thai
imperialism abroad will lead quickly
and inevitably to despotism at home.
We condemn and denounce the Phil?
ippine policy of the present adminis?
tration. It has involved the republic
in an unnecessary war, sacrificed thc
lives of many of our noblest .sons, anc
placed the United States, previously
known and applauded throughout thc
world as the champion of freedom, ' in
the false and unamerican position
of crushing with military force the
efforts of our former allies to achieve
liberty and self-government. The
Filipinos cannot be citizens without
endangering our civilization: they
cannot be subjects without imperiling
our forms of government: and as we
are not willing to surrender our civili
aztion to convert the republic into an
empire, we favor an immediate decla?
ration of the nation's purpose to give
the Filipinos, first, a stable form of
government: second, independence:
and third, protection from outside
interference. We are not opbposed to
territorial expansion when it takes in
desirable territory which can he erect?
ed into States in the union, and whose
j people are tor willing and froe to he
come American citizens. We fi
expansion by every peaceful and leg
mate means. But we are unalten
opposed to the seizing or purchas
of distant islands to be governed (
side the constitution, and whose ]
pie can never become citizens,
are in favor of extending the rep
he's influenc among the nations,
believejhat influence should be
tendednot by force and violence,
through persuasive power of a h
I and honorable example. The burn
issue of imperialism growing out
the Spanish war involves the v
existence of the republic and the
struction of our free institutions.
We regard it as the paramount is
of the campaign.
The following introduced by T.
Rogers of Marlboro was unanimou
Resolved, by the Democratic ci
vention of South Carolina, that 1
course of J. L. McLaurin as Sena
from this State in the United Sta
senate, is hereby condemned. '
The following resolution was
turned with a favorable report by i
majority of the committee and an t
favorable report by a minority, t
was finally adopted after a debate :
Whereas this convention has hez
with profound regret that the ope:
ti ves of the cotton mills of Ho:
Creek Valley, in Aiken county, are
distress, caused by the action of t
cotton mill presidents in ordering
lockout in said mills, because of
strike in a cotton mill in the State
Georgia. Be it
Resolved, That this convention hei
by extends to the operatives of Hoi
Creek Valley, on ?account of the
loyalty to the Democratic party in t
past, every assistance possible to i
lieve them from the screws of oppre
Resolved, second. That we conden
the acts of the said mill president
as heartless, unwarranted- and unjus
causing untold suffering and distre
among the people who constitute on
third of the entire population of Aik<
Resolved, third. That we call up<
all law-loving citizens who feel th;
the poor laboring white men of oi
State are unjustly prohibited fro
earning an honest livelihood, to e:
tend to the people of Horse Creek Va
ley moral and finaancial aid.
"Resolved, fourth, That we demand i
our lawmakers the enactment of sue
laws as will relieve and forever pn
tect the laboring people of the gre<
State of South Carolina, who are th
bone and sinew of our land, from sue
unlawful treatment in the futur<
and such other laws we demand i
will prevent the crippling of value
of real estate and other property b
combination of capital.
A resolution condemning child labe
Senator Tillman introduced the foi
lowing tribute to Gen. Hampton :
Mr. Preisdent: This convention ha
paid fitting tribute tonight to a li vin
South Carolinian. I think that w
should express ourselves in regard t
one who has crossed over the river,
therefore ask leave to offer the follow
insr resolution :
Whereas it has pleased God, in Hi
wise Providence, to call to his eterna
rest our illustrious fellow citizen
Wade Hampton : and whereas we, th
representatives of South Carolina, i:
convention assembled, recalling hi
glorious examle in war and in peace
and especaily mindful of his 'incalcul
able service to the State as her grea
leader and counsellor in 1876, woul<
put on record our sense of his nobL
career and our appreciation of his loss
therefore, be it
Resolved, That in the death of Gen
Wade Hampton South Carolina
laments the loss of one of her greates
citizens and most distinguished sol
diers and a leader and counsellor in he:
direst necessity, to whom she owes i
debt of lasting veneration and love
His name and fame are a heritage o:
which any people might be proud.
The resolution was adopted unani?
mously uy a rising vote.
Senator Tillman then presented th(
following report of the committee or
constitution and rules, which wai
adopted by sections, without discus?
sion or opposition :
The committee on constitution anc
rules beg leave to report as follows :
First: On resolution offered by Mr.
McKeown, proposing a change in th?
constitution in regard to quailficatior
of voters in the primary, we report
unfavorably and recommend that it
do not pass.
Second : Resolution by Mr. W. J.
Johnson, proposing that the primarj
be held two weeks sooner, report .un?
favorably and recommend that it do
Third : In reference to the proposed
amendment of Mr. G. W. E. Sharpe,
your'committee recommend as follows:
After the word "masters" on next
to the last line, page 2, insert "but
not for members of the county board
of control of the dispensaries, nor foi
county dispensers," so that it will
read as follows: "Provided, That the
county executive committee of any
county shall be at liberty to order a
primary election for magistrates and
masters, but not for members of the
county board of control of the dispen?
saries, nor for county dispensers."
The various resolutions offered by
Messrs. R. I. Manning, J. W. Gaines
andD. H. Magill in regard to changes
in article 6, we have considered them
all carefully as well as the whole sub?
ject of a change in the pledge to be
given by candidates and we recommend
an amendment to said article, as fol?
lows: After the word "nomination"
near the end of said 6 article, insert
the following :" and each candidate
for the United States senate and for
the United States house of representa?
tives shall file an additional pledge
that he will support the political prin?
ciples and policies of the party during
the term of office for which he may
be elected, and work in accord with
his Democratic associates in congress
on all party questions. All pledges
shall be filed on or before 12 o'clock
m. of the day preceding that day fixed
by the State executive committee for
the first campaign meeting.
Senator Tillman also presented the
following, which likewise was adopted
without a word of discussion or a
vote against it. Thus was one of the
matters supposed to be loaded was dis?
Article XI. of the constitution be
stricken out and the following insert?
ed in lieu thereof :
Article XI. Before the election in
1902, and each election thereafter ex?
cept as herein provided, the State
Democratic executive committee shall
i appoint and arrange for two campaign
meetings to be held in each county,
not less than two weeks apart, one of
which meetings shall be addressed
only by candidates for State offices, and
the other only by candidates for Uni?
ted States senator, United States house
of representatives and circuit solicitors.
In addition to such campaign meet?
ings the county chairman of the re?
spective congressional districts and
judicial circuits shall, when there is
more than one candidate for each of
said offices, arrange for and appoint
separate campaign meetings for their
respective districts or judicial cir?
cuits, the time and place of such meet?
ings to be published in each 'count}*,
at which only the candidates for said
offices shall be invited to address the
people. Provided, That in any year
in which no candidate for United
States senator is to be voted for the
State executive committee may dis?
pense with the second campaign meet?
ing it is authorized to appoint under
*Senatcr Tillman moved the adoption
of the resolutions as he finished read?
ing. There was nothing said by any
one and the vote was taken.
- The convention then adjourned.
-It is rumored in the South Caro?
lina colony in Washington that Col.
James A. Hoyt, of Greenville, will be
a candidate for the United States Sen?
ate, to succeed Senator McLaurin.
-It is now a foregone conclusion
that the Seaboard railroad will soon
begin the construction of a branch
line from Bethune, Kershaw County,
by way of the Haile Gold Mine, to
the town of Kershaw.
-"The Richland Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals"
has been organized by prominent citi?
zens'of Columbia. The personnel of
the officers is sufficient indication that
much good will be accomplished by
-A young negro named Kirk Moody
walked* into the Williston dispensary,
the other day, and picked up a pistol
which was supposed to be unloaded.
Alphonse White, the clerk, in a spirit
of playfulness, took the pistol away
from the negro, pointed it at him,
snapped it, and the negro fell dead,
shot through the heart. Accidental
homicide was the finding of the coro?
-A story of a remarkable find comes
from Townville, Anderson *Connty.
Forty years ago Mrs. F. S. Browne,
who was Miss Mollie Lewis, but now
the widow of the late Col. C. S. Mat
tison, lost her engagement ring about
the premises of her former old home
About a week ago Rev. J. Walter
Dixon's ten-year-old child, Elizabeth,
stumbled upon the lost treasure, about
100 yards from the house. It was a
plain gold emblem, bearing the initials
"S. F. B. to M. J. L. Feb. 13,
Do Men Understand Women ?
A man can very seldom tell what is
passing in a woman's mind. He talks
with another man and he can follow
his proceses : he gets his point of view ;
he can read between the lines; he
can make a shrewd guess as how he
came to say that, or why he refrained
from saying the other, says The Watch?
But a woman's mental processes are
not those of a man. Her mental
machinery is geared differently. You
hear what she tells you. You can
make inferences from it; they will be
wrong, because you do not know how
she came to say what she did ; you do
not have the clew. Try to guess what
she will say next and you will find that
you are all at sea. The man who
says that he understands woman is
himself a woman. He may love her.
There may exist between his soul and
hers that indenfiable and celestial
sympathy which is the sweetest thing
on earth ; but he does not understand
Her mental operation, her ways of
thouhgt,'her point of view, will always
be as inscrutable to him as the men?
tal processes of an angel. Whether
women understand-each other is not
quite certain. A greater part of the
delight that men find in the compan?
ionship of women arises from their in?
scrutability. You can not mesaure
or exh aust them.
Their charming inconsequence,^ as
they seem to you, will never cease to
puzzle you and every fresh conversa?
tion reveals a novelty of attitude or
Professor Wright, chief editor of
the great English Dialect Dictionary,
published at Oxford, now says that
he expects to complete his work by
the end of 1905. The work began in
1895, and two parts a year have been
published. Dr. Wright is assisted by
600 contributors in all parts of the
kingdom, and some 2,000,000 slips
have been sent in, the mere alphabeti?
cal arrangement of which cost several
thousand dollars. When completed
the dictionary will contain over 100,
000 dialect words, Yorkshire contrib?
uting about 20,000.
Holds up a Congressman.
"At the end of the campaign," writes
Champ Clark, Missouri's brilliant congress?
man, "from overwork, nervous tension, loss
of sleep and constant speaking I had about
utterly collapsed. It seemed that ali the
organs in my body were out of order, but
three bottles of Electric Bitters made me
all right. It's the best all-around medi?
cine ever sold over a druggist's counter."
Over worked, run-down men and weak,
sickly women gain splendid health and
vitality from Electric Bitters. Try them.
Only 50c. Guaranteed by J. F. W. De
In a few days the Seaboard Air
Line will file a deed of indenture with
the clerk of court in each county in
the State, to cover $70,000,000 worth
Won't Follow Advice After
Paying For lt.
In a recent article a prominent physi?
cian say? ''It is next to impossible for the
physician to get hi* patients to carry out
any prescribed course or hygiene or diet
to the smallest; he has but one resort left,
namely the drug treatment. When medi?
cines ?re used for chronic constipation, the
most mild and gentle obtainable, such as
Chamberlain's Stomach & Liver Tablets,
should be employed. Their use is not fol?
lowed by constipation as they leave the
bowels in a natural and healthy condition.
For sale by Dr. A. J. China.
THE STATE HOUSE ACCEPTED.
Final Payments Made to Archi?
tect and Contractors.
Columbia, May 23.- The work on
the State House has been accepted by
the State House commission. It cost
the;! State $173,623. The final war?
rants were issued and paid today. Col.
J, Q. Marshall objected to the accept?
ance of the work on the grounds that
it was not satisafactorily completed
and on the detailed objections which ho
has already filed with the commission.
The seven other members of the com?
mission, who attended today's session
of the commission, all voted to accept
the work and to pay the Mclivain &
Unkefer Company for the work and
Mr. Milburn his fees as architect.
*This no doubt closes up the whole
matter, although there is likely to be
considerable talk hereafter as to
whether the State got its full money's
worth or not and whether Col. Mar?
shall's continued protests were with
merit or not.
IT LOOKS HANDSOME.
The State House certainly presents
a handsome appearance, and it is to be
hoped that the work is as substantial
and satisfactory as the majority of the
commission think and not as Col.
Marshall views it.
When the board took up the matter
of final payment this morning Attor?
ney General Bellinger moved :ithat it
appears to the commission that the
work is satisfactory and that the con?
tract has been substantially perform?
This motion was seconded by Mr.
Geo. S. Mower.
COL MARSHALLS' PROTEST.
Col. Marshal offered the following
" That in the opinion of this com?
mission the work done under the con?
tract for completion of the State House
has not been performed by the con?
tractors according to the plans and
specifications, and, therefore, the work
done is not satisfactory to, the commis?
This was lost, the vote being: Yeas
-McSweeney, Jennings, Mower,,
Johnson, Wilson. Bellinger and Der
Mr. Bellinger's motion was then
It will be interesting to note the
cost of the work and how the payment
decided upon today was reached. The
original contract was for $158,306.
This was supplemented by a second
contract, after it was decided not to
use iron on the dome, but to encase it
in granite, and the second contract in?
cluded the closets and other work and
aggregated $677, and then a subse?
quent contract was made for $700 for
a stairway into the dome, for flagstaffs
and the like. This made the total
contract $165,706. A deduction of $600
was made on account of the breaking
of one of the granite columns, which
left the amount to the Mcllvain
Unkefer Company $165,106. A spe?
cial contract was made with the
L?rick & Lowrance Company for addi?
tional pipes, making the total cost of
the building improvements $165,356.
Mr. Milburn, the architect, was paid 5
per cent, upon all contracts awarded, j
and this made his commission $8,267,
and the total cost of the improvements
THE FINAL PAYMENTS.
The State House commission held
back $15,000 with which to meet the
final payment to the contractors, and
of this amount it was agreed to hold
$300 for the brass tablets that are to
be erected, $60 for the lights that
were put in and $50 for granite used
out of the broken shaft, and the con?
tractors were allowed $25 for a broken
glass that is to be replaced. This
made the final warrant $14,615 to the
contractors, and the final payment to
Mr. Frank G. Milburn today was
$390. The warrants were all issued
today, and this closes up the entire
State House work.
The electrical work that is new go?
ing on in the State House is being
done under an entirely different and
separate contract, and is in no way
connected with the contract closed to?
Reveals a Great Secret.
It is often asked how such startling
cures, that puzzle the best physicians, are
effected by Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption. Here's the secret. It cuts
out the phlegm and germ infected mucus,
and lets the life-giving oxygen enrich and
vitalize the blood. It heals the inflamed,
cough-worn throat and lungs. Hard colds
and stubborn coughs soon yield to Dr.
King's New Discovery, the most infallible
remedy for all Throat and Lung diseases.
Guaranteed bottles 50c and $1.00. Trial
bottles free at J. F. W. DeLorme's.
The contract has been let for the ad?
dition to the Walterboro cotton mill
which will double its capacity. The
work is to be completed by August.
Dangerous if Neglected.
Burns, cuts and other wounds often fail
to heal properly if neglected and become
troublesome sores. De Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve prevents such consequences. Even
where delay has aggravated the injury
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve effects a cure.
"I had a running sore on my leg thirty
years," says H. C. Hartly, Yankeetown,
Ind. "After using many remedies, I tried
DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. A few boxes
healed the sore. Cures all skin diseases.
Piles yield to it at once. Beware of counter?
feits. J. S. Hughson & Co.
??.The Philadelphia Medical Journal
repudiates the theory that Admiral
Sampson's mental disease was brought
r>n by the strain of the blockade of
Santiago and by sensitievness to un?
just criticism and popular ingrati?
tude, lt says that softening of the
brain, which killed him, is a purely
physical affair, which no degree of
worriment can cause or aggravate. It
believes that his death would have
occurred just as it did unuder entire?
ly different conditions.
Sciatic Rheumatism Cured Af?
ter 14 Years of Suffering.
"I have been afflicted with sciatic rheu?
matism for fourteen years," says Josh
Edgar, of Germantown, Cal. "I was able
to be around but constantly suffered, j
tried everything I could hear of and at i
last was told to try Chamberlain's Pain
Balm, which I did and was immediately re?
lieved and in a short time cured, and I am
happy to say it has not since returned."
Why not use this liniment and get well? It
is for sale by Dr. A. J. China. I
Its quality influences
the selling price.
growing insured only
when enough actual
is in the fertilizer.
Neither quantify nor
good quality possible
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93 Nassau St.. New York City.
t ana Most
Geo. S. Hacker & Son,
DOORS] SASH, BONDS,
Moulding & Building
office and Warerooms, Kinp, opposite Cac
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Purchase oar make, which we gnarantf
eup^rior to any sold Sooth, and
thereby pave money.
Window and Fancy Glass a Specialty
M CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH
? . "~ Original and Only Genuine.
iSAFE. Always reHable. Ladle*. ask Drccrirt
for CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH
I >s KED and Gold metallic boxes. seated
with blue ribbon. Take no other. Kef uso
J Daajrerous Substitution? and Imita?
tions. Buy of your Drouin, or send 4c. ia
sump? for Particular*, Testimonials
and "Belief f->r Lollies," in Utter, by re?
turn Mall. 1O.Ouo Tentinocials. Sold by
_1 DnjSgia;v Chichester Chemical Co
Mention thu paper. Madison Scuare, PHiLA., PA.
TO THE BOOKKEEPER:
Do you want a flat-opening,
Ledger, Journal or Day Book?
We can supply
your needs in.
And also all other needs in the
way of Blank Books, Office
Supplies and Stationery.
We buy direct from the manu?
facturers; our prices are right
and quality guaranteed.
H. G. OSTEEN & CO.
Sumter, S. C., Aug. 22, 1901.
Cros8well & Co. beg to an?
nounce that their business af?
ter September 1st will be con?
fined entirely to the wholesale
We wish to thank the pub?
lic and our many retail cus?
tomers for their kind and gen?
erous patronage, and assure
them that should we ever enter
into the retail business again
that it will be our aim as in
the past to serve them to the
best of our ability.
We invite merchants, here
and in adjacent territory, to
get our prices before making
purchases, believing we can
save them money.
GROSSWELL & GO.,
THE BANK OF SUMTER,
SUMTER, S. C.
City and Gonn ty Depositary
Capital stock paid in, . . $75,000 00
Undivided surplus, . . . 16,000 00
Individual liability of stockholders
io eices3 of their stock, . 75,000 00
Transacts a general banking business ; also
bas a Savings Bank Department. Deposits cf
$1 and upward received. Interest allowed at
the rate of 4 per cent, per annum, payable
W. F. B. HAYNS WORTH, President.
MARIOS MOISE, W. F. RHAMB,