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TROUBLE AT !L B. BOLLESE.
% Resignation of President Wood
Columbia, June li?.?President
Woodward, ci the Soufife Carolina Col
lege, is under fire. Sev?aldays ago it
appears that State Superintendent of
' Education McMahan, who is one of
"the board of trastrees of the college,
wrote a letter to President Woodward,
asking him for his resignation. Mr.
McMahan wrote the letter upon his
pj individual sesponsibility and not at th6
suggestion of the board. The letter,
it is said, was couched in the most
respectful terms, but it clearly^ and
."unequivocally expressed his opinion
- that President Woodward's usefulness
'^-president was at an end, owing to
various circumstances, and suggesting
to him that for the good of the college
""'? in the futttre his resignation ought to
be sent in.
i It is understood that- Dr. Woodward
declined the proposition, andthe board
of trustees determined, on an investi
gation of the matter,
It is not stated thai specific charges
were preferred, but it is ' alleged gen
erally that disciplino was lax, and that
owing to the unpopularity of the pres
/iderji various clashes of more or less
- importance bad-occurred between, him
and the students, and that several in
stances of so-called boyisii pranks,
which sometimes were more or less of
a serious character, were i;be ? direct
. result <2f a Jack of respect on the part
of many of the students for the presi
dent: These are. the chief reasons, it
is said, that induce?! MrVMcMahan
to take the position he did, and being
in touch with the coBege, and know
ing the circumstances, he felt it - his
duty to act. The investigation is. now
in progress. f
DB. WOOOWABB fS BETiBEB,
Ho Longer to Be President of the
Sooth Carolina Coilege.
Columbia, June 13.?After carefully
going over the matter in almost con
tinuous sessions for the past three
days, the board of crustees of the
South Carolina College yesterday,
with some reluctance, reached the
' conclusion that it was for the best in
terests of the institution to retire Dr.
F. C. Woodward as president, a\d
proceeded to do so without in any way
reflecting upon the moral character
of ?he former president. No successor
has yet been chosen, and there will
likely be none chosen for some time, as
the board intends to carefully' cast
about and find a suitable executive
head for the college. 'When this lias
been accomplished a special meeting
will be called and the election will be
held. In : the meantime Prof. Ben
Sloan has been asked to act as chair
man of the faculty and discharge the
duties of the office of president until
the president has been elected. This
he' has consented to do.
The board simply mude inquiry into
Dr. Woodward's usefulness to the col
lege at this time as its president, and
so tha? there might be no possible
misunderstanding about the matter
adopted the following :
"Re:oI"ec. That the board express
es its '-? " nfidence in president Wood
ward's uprightness N of character and
exonerates him from anything reflect
ing on his integrity. "
The resignation will take effect
September 24 next, at the opening of
the next session.
The South Carolina college is now
in a most excellent and healthful con
dition. The student body is larger
rhan usual and has been steadily keep
ing over 200. The makeup of the stu
dent body is excellent and the work of
the college will steadily go forward.
much larger attendance is antici
pated for the next session.
Est??l Asks for a Recount.
Augusta? Ga., June 13.-?X H.
Eslill, of the Savannah News, candi
date for the nomination for governor
in the recent Democratic primary, has
filed & protest with jChairman Brown
of the State Democratic executive com
rvttee against the claim of Hon.
Jo/eph Terrell, that Terrell received ar
majority of 196 votes in the recent pri
mary and is the nominee, on the
ground that there were many irregu
larities in the count of votes in sever
al counties named by him which if
corrected would show Esti 11 and Guer
ry received a larger number of votes
by counties than Terrell.. Therefore
Estill requests a recount and full in
vestigation under the provisions of the
Chairman Bown has been in confer
ence with several members of the
Democratic executive committee today
regarding the protest, and the opinion
prevails that Brown has no authority
to order a recount, nor has the com
mittee, where actual fraud is not
SS FROM THE TOMB.
' Missing Abbeville Man Heard
From After Thirty Years.
j Away back in 1869, when this State
i was in a disorganized condition, and
j after the negroes had taken possession
a of the government, Charles Dendy,
; Joe Davis and other young men eon
I elnded to seek their fortunes else
i Although Charles Dendy was the
\ legatee of a rich estate, from which
: it is said he was entitled t? $20,000,
; he received only $500. Of this sum
he paid the larger part for a.hand
! some grey horse.
j That horse was ridden away by a
j man who neglected the ordinary coar
tresy of exchanging greenbacks to the
par value of the same. But 1? be just
and fair, and to show his appreciation
of the horse and to give its former
owner evidence that he had not for
gotten him, he sent Mr. Dendy a photo
graph of the horse as he sat upon him
far away on*. the soil of Kentucky.
That was aj^that he ever received for
the horse. ?
A short ftafte afterward when he had
spent the remainder of his $500 he and
his associates concluded to start on a
jouxney to no one here knew where.
Recently the Clerk of the Court, Capt.
J. L. JPerrin, received a letter from
Charles Dendy, dated in the city of
New Orelans, in which he mentions
names of some of his old iriends "by
whom he hoped to prove that he is in
a destitate condition; disabled in
one arm and blind in one eye.
The story of the life of Charles
Dendy would no doubt equal anything
in fiction. A member of one of the
wealthiest families in town, he bid
good-bye to his mother and sisters.
Turning his face toward the ' setting
sun? he left the home and the scenes of
his childhood, and for thirty-three
years no word has come back from
The rieh estate to which it is said
he was entitled was never- called for.
He left all. He was as completely
lost to his relatives and f riends as if
j the earth had opened and swallowed
For years and years his people have
mourned for him and the angnish of
his aged mother could not descried.
For a quarter of a century all her
thoughts revolved around the absent
son, and she spoke of him on all occa
sions. He was he youngest child, and
she always said that Charles would
come back to her. She lived until she
was niuety years old, and only a few
years ago she died. In the strength
of younger years and when her mind
was enfeeled by age, and when in that
delirium which precedes death, she
tailed "Charlie," and wanted to see
Mrs. W. V. Clinkscales and Mrs. J.
A. Allen axe sisters of Charles Dendy.
His nephew, Charles J. Lyon, sheriff
of the county, and other relatives were
glad to hear of him. Sheriff Lyon at
once wrote to him a most kindly let
ter, enclosing $5.
Mr. Dendy in his letter made no
reference by name to any of his
kindred. He said, however, that he
supposed that his friends were nearly
The President tlavis Arch.
The design for the Jefferson Davis
memorial arch to be erected in Rich
mond, Va., which was submitted by
Louis Albert Gndebrod and accepted
by a commi+tee representing the .Uni
ted Daughters of the Confederacy and
the Federation of Southern Memorial
Societies, has been announced. The
design proposes an arch, Corinthian
in style, to be constructed cf Southern
granite, having a height of sixty-five
feet, a width of seventy-feet and a
breadth of twenty-four feet. The arch
way is to be twenty-five feet wide and
forty feet high in the clear. The ante
rior stairway will lead to the top of
the arch. Upon either end of -the arch
will be a bronze figure, the one repre
senting* "Fame" and the other the
' ' Lost Cause. '' In ^the spandrels, two
on each side of the arch, will be placed
bas-reliefs, representing Glory, Truth,
Justic and Valor. The 'thirteen
seals in the attic' will represent the
Confederate States, the seal of Vir
ginia being in the centre. Upon low
relief panels in the attic and in] the
archway various tributes to the Presi
dent of the Confederacy will be
Facetious Guide in Trouble.
A facetious guid6 who delivers the
lecture for one of the many enterprises
that make money by taking parties of
tourists aronnd Washintg?n has in
curred the displeasure of Roosevelt.
Referring to the White House, he said :
"There, ladies and gentlemen, is the
White House, which Thomas Jefferson
built. It was formerly called the
executive mansion until President
Roosevelt insisted that the right name
was the White House, and it has been
called so since, except recently, when
it gained the name of the Booker
Washington Cafe.?' Roosevelt heard
of this and sent word to the proprietor
of the enterpise that the Booker
Washington reference was highly dis
tasteful to him and he desired it cut
Leads Them All.
i;One Minute Cough Cure beats all other
medicines I ever tried for coughs, colds,
croup and throat and lung troubles," says
D. Scott Currin, of Loganton, Pa. One
Minute Cough Cure is the only absolutely
safe cough remedy which acts immediately.
Mothers everywhere testify to the good it
has done their little ones. Croup is so sud
den in its attacks that the doctor often
arrives too late. It yields at once to One
Minute Cough Cure. Pleasant to take.
Children like it. Sure cure for grip, bron
chitis, coughs. J. S. Hughson & Co.
ROOSEVELT IS SORE.
Disgusted With His Experiments
in South Carolina.
: President Roosevelt is very sore over
! the failure of his experiment to build
j up a Republican party in South Caro
: lina by using Senator McLaurin, says
a Washington special to The State, and
the indications are that in the distri
bution of Federal offices in the Pal
1 metto State in the future there will be
a new deal. The president, in talking
with5 Republican senators, has mani
fested irritation over the ^rouble he
has had in filling the Soath Carolina
offices and nas expressed in no uncer
tain terms his disappointment over
both Senator McLaurin and Mr .John
Capers, who has been acting as Repub
lican referee for the State upon the
endorsement of McLaurin.
When the nomination*of Mr. Harris
to be. postmaster at Charleston was
withdrawn, one of the leading Repub
licans of the senate called upon the
president and asked why this step had
been taken. President Roosevelt ex
plained the difficulties surrounding
the case of Mr. Harris because [of the
disclosures of his non-residence, and
then he went on to recite some of the
troubles which he had met in endeav
oring to fill the South Carolina offices,
and did not mince words in telling
why he was disappointed in the situa
tion in that State.
He recalled that the. most satisfac
tory appointment he has made?that
of Mr. Cunningham to be marshal
was made in the face of the strong
efforts of Senator McLaurin and Mr.
Capers, who were doing all they could
to secure the reappointment of Mar
shal Melton. He held these two gen
tlemen responsible also for the
troubles over the nomination of Mr.
Koester as. collector of internal reve
nue and. Mr. Richardson as postmas
ter at Greenville. In pretty plain
language he expressed his opinion that
the combination of McLaurin and
Capers is a failure in political leader
ship and intimated his purpose of
looking elsewhere for endorsements to
South Carolina offices in the future.
Massacred by Mexicans.
? prominent Arizona banker brings
to Tucson . details of a massacre of
Yaqui Indians, men, women and chil
dren, in Santa Rosa Canon, thirty-five
miles from Prietas mines, by a- de
tachment of Gen. Torres's troops.
It appears that the Yaqui forces
that were operating in that section
had moved further into the mountains,
leaving their women and children in
Santa Rosa Canon under a guard of
eighty men. The Mexican troops
came upon this camp and, without any
warning, opened a terrible fire, spar
ing neither women nor children. After
the first volley, the troops charged
down upon the panic-stricken victims
and massacred all within their reach.
Of the guard of eighty Yaquis not a
single one survived and more than a
hundred women and children fell vic
tims to the Mexican bullets and bayo
Read It in His Newspaper.
George Schaub, a well known German
citizen of New Lebanon. Ohio, is a cons
tant reader of the Dayton Yoikszeitung.
He knows that this paper aims to advertise
only the best in its columns, and when he
saw Chamberlain's Pain Balm advertised
therein for lame back, he did not hesitate
in baying a bottle of it for his wife, who
for eight weeks had suffered with the mo*t
terrible pains in her back and could get no
relief. He says: "After using the Pain
Balm for a few days my wife said to me,
feel as though born anew.? and before
using the entire contents of the bottle the
unbearable pains had entirely vanished and
she could again take up her household
duties." He is very thankful and hopes
that all suffering likewise will hear of her
wonderful recovery. This valuable lini
ment is for sale by Dr. A. J. China.
The Beef Trust Suits.
The United States grand jury at
New Orleans, which has been investi
gating the alleged beef trust, has been
finally dismissed, no indictment hav
ing been returned. It is believed in
structions from Washington have been
received to take the action made in
dismissing the graced jury, and that the
whole status of the alleged beef trust,
so far as the government is concern
ed at Washington, will be determined
by the proceedings now under way at
Chicago?an injunction' against the
alleged trust, brought under the pro
visions of the Sherman act. This in
junction is a chancery proceeding, and
was instituted by the attorney general
of that State and the district attorney
Filthy Temples in ?ndia.
Sacred cows offen defile Indian temples,
but worse yet is a body that's polluted by
constipation. Don't permit it. Cleanse
your systsm with Dr. King's New Life
Fills and avoid untcld misery. They give
lively livers, active bowels, good digestion,
fine appetite." Only 25c at J. F. TV. De
Lorme's drug store.
Returning to Work.
Augusta, Ga., June 13.?So far as
can be learned the reappearance of Sec.
liibbert has cut no figure in the mill
stike situation, and every day shows
the King mill with more hands and
nearer a full complement of operatives.
A largey number of the hands went
back to work this morning, despite the
fact that promises of support had been
made/if they would stay out. The
mill management expects to have every
machine in operation before the end
of the week. \
COAST LINE OFFICIALS.
Who Will be President After the
The matter of the new officiais of
the Atlantic Coast Line is exciting
much attention, not only among the
railroda men, bnt by business people
generally. It is known that changes
will be made, but the character of these
changes is not known and will proba
bly not be positively announced for
some time. In the meanwhile th? rail
road men and people generally are
speculating in their own way and try
ing to figure the changes that will be
The Savannah Press printed the fol
lowing the other day about the prob
able succession of R. G. Erwin, presi
dent of the Plant system, to the presi
dency of the Atlanic Coast Line :
"Among the best posted railroad
men in this section a strong convic
tion, which seems to be grounded on
something stronger than hope or. the
desire to see ft brought about, is the
belief that Mr. R. G. Erwin will be
president of the new Atlantic Coast
Line company. The position of presi
dent is a place well suited to Mr.
Ewrin, as he has so long filled that
position with the Plant system that
he, too, has been so accustomed to
doing the work that its duties are as
easily discharged by him as are the
other duties by Mr. Walters.
"It is also believed that Horace
Emerson will be trafile manager,
Capt. W. B. Denham general superin
tendent. Col. B. W. Wrenn general
superintendent, and Mr. James
Menzies general freight agent. The
other places will be filled from the
Coast Line's present force of depart
ment heads. The Coast Line will
name, in addition to those whose
naines are given here, several vice
presidents and freight and traffic man
It is not expected that any change
will be made in the Sumter office.^
The State Teachers.
The following is the programme of
the annual meeting of the State
Teachers' association, to be held at
Rock Hill, July 15 and 16 : -
July 15?8.30 p. m. : Organization;
business meeting; president's address,
"Some Educational Fallacies," Supt.
E. L. Hughes, Greenville; discus
sion, "Some Point of Progress."
Speakers limited to five minutes.
July 16?9 a .m., business meeting;
address, "A Campaign for Educa
tion," President George B. Cromer,
Newberry; discussion, "Educational
Issues." Speakers limited to ten
minutes. Afternoon session, 4 p. m.,
business meeting; address, "Lacking
Element in Education," Mr. C. A.
Woods, Marion; address, "Cotton
Mills and Schools," Mr. Lewis W.
Parker, Greenville ; council of friends
of ?ducation. Speakers limited to five
minutes. Evening session, 8.30 p. m.,
business meeting; address, President
Henry Louis Smith, Davidson college,
"Symposium of Educational Ideals."
Three minutes limit. Adjournment.
AN OFF?Qi??S CONDUCTOR.
f?liss Mary Custis Lee Arrested for
Violating ''Jim Crowrr Law.
Alexandria, Va., June 1-L?Miss
Mary Custis Lee, daughter of Gen.
Robert E. Lee, wr.s taken into custody
last night, charged with violating the
law affecting the Washintgon, Alexan
dria and Mount Vernon Electric Rail
way, which provides for the separa
tion of white and colored passengers.
Miss Lee was arrested on complaint of
Conductor Thomas Chauncey and was
escorted to police headquarters, where,
after telling her story, she was releas
ed on her personal bond for apipear
ance in court today, should the rail
road company prosecute the case.
Miss Lee had boarded the car at
Washington, and without realizing it
had taken a seat in the portion reserv
ed for colored people. She declined to
move when asked to do so by the con
ductor, and when she started to leave
the car was arrested.
Spring fever is another name for bilious
ness. It is more serious than most people
think. A torpid liver and inactive bowels
mean a poisoned system. If neglected,
serious illness may follow such symptoms.
DeVwtt's Little Early Risers remove all
danger by stimulating the liver, opening
the bowels and cleansing the system of
impurities. Never gripe. "I have taken
DeWitt's Little Early Risers for torpid
liver every spring for years.*' writes R. M.
Everly, Moundsviile. W. Va. "They do me
more good than anything I have ever
tried." J. S. Hu-rhson <fc Co.
Against the Elkin Bil?.
It is understood that prominent cot
ton buvers and shippers of the South
have united in protest against the
passage of the Elkin bill now pending
before Congress. The Southeastern
Cotton Buyers' Association, with
headquarters in Atlanta, ha?; sent out
letters to cotton dealers throughout
the States of Alabama, Georgia,
North Carolina and Soutli Carolina,
protesting against the proposed bill,
and urging all cotton dealers to use
their endeavors against the Elkin bill
or any bill legalizing pooling by the
For biliousness use Chamberlain's Stom
ach & Liver Tablets. They cleanse the
stomach and regulate the liver and bowels,
effecting a quick and permanent cure. For
sale by Dr. A. J. China.
The Famous Hobbs.
The Newberry Herald and News has
received a letter from Col. John F.
Hobbs, the'famous globe trotter and
cannibal king, who was educated at
Newberry College and who, with his
wife and child, has been visiting New
berry. The colonel says that he has
arrived at his home in New* York
safe with his family, and the trip
South has brightened and refreshed
them very much. At a recent meeting
of the New York Press Club Col.
Hobbs was elected fa delegate to the
International League of Press Clubs,
which meets in Berne, Switzerland, in
July. The same day Col. Hobbs was
elected one of the delegates to repre
sent the club at the convention of
Press Clubs in Boston, Mass., the lat
ter part of June. He is one of the
trustees of the New York Club, which
owns 8500,000 worth of property.
Most Sleepwalkers Are Blonde.
' ' Ten per cent, of the world's popula
tion is more or less somnambulistic, "
said a local physician yesterday, "and
every one, at one time- or another,
has done a little sleep-walking. I,
myself, when a lad, got up, dressed,
took my books and went to school on
a summer night, my father following
close behind to see that I should come
' ' Bi?nde persons are more apt to be
somnambulists than dark folk, and in
cold climates there is more somnam
bulism than in warm climates. In
certain Greenland villages, I have been
told, the hut doors are locked from
without by a watchman in order that
those within may not come forth in
their sleep, and. may be, freeze to
death. But in Egypt and such like hot
lands such precaution is unnecessary."
How to Avoid Trouble.
Now is the time to provide yourself and
family with a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It
is almost certain to be needed before the
summer is over, and if procured now may
save you a trip to town in the night or in
your busiest season. It is everywhere ad
mitted to be the most successful medicine
in use for bowel complaints, both for chil
dren and adults. No family can afford to
be without it. For sale by Dr. A. J. China.
My little son had an attack of whooping
cough and was threatened with pneumonia;
but for Chamberlain's Cough Remedy we
would have had a serious time of it. It
also saved him from several severe attacks
of croup.?H. J. Strickfades, editor World
Eerald, Fair Haven, Wash. For sale by Dr.
A. J. China.
?? I I ?I
Many Marlboro farmers are devot
ing attention to hop raising and find
it very profitable. Mr. John Calhoun
recently purchased a young Berkshire
boar at a cost of Sill, and subse
quently purchased six Berkshire pigs,
the oldest nine months old, which
aggregated 1,400 lbs., and the express
on them was 860. Mr. W. H. Kirk
wood, a prominent farmer in the
Bethel section, is directing his atten
tion to raising the "Victoria" breed,
which are white in color. He has a
pig five months old that will weigh 150
lbs., and it is a usual thing for him
to have them at 12 and 13 months of
age to weigh 500 and G00 lbs. These
are only two instances, for many farm
ers are stocked with different" varie
ites of improved breeds of hogs.
Happy Time in Old Town.
'We felt very happy," writes R. N. Bevili,
Cid Town, Ya., "when Becklems Arnica
Salve wholly cured our daughter of a bad
case of scald head." It delights all who
use it for Cuts, Corns, Burns. Bruises, Boils,
Ulcers, Eruptions. Infallible for Piles.
Oniy '2~>c at J. F. W. DeLorme's drug store.
Lee Ccunty Notes.
From the Vindicator.
At the recent State sanitary confer
ence in Charleston Capti H. D. Cor
bett. of Bishopvil?e, was made chair
man of a committee of five to draft a
memorial to he presented to the State
legislature to secure an appropriation
for printing and distributing circulars
of information to the town and county
boards of health.
During the recent Pythian picnic
near Bishopville, whilst the speaking
was in progress, two boys, one from
Bishopville and the other from Ash
land, got into a fight. The Bishop
ville youth got his antagonist; down,
when the latter drew his pistol and
fired three times, but luckily vithout
effect. The marshal quickly took
them in charge and hurried them away
to the guard house, where they gave
Miss Tonnie Wilson collapsed from
worry and anxiety over her father's
sickness, and she is now very sick.
Lightning struck and tore to pieces
one of those majestic old oaks in,W.
R. Law's yard during a recent storm.
Funnan Stuckey had a valuable
horse killed by li'rhning. The horse
was in the stable when it was
Friends and relatives of Mr. and
Mrs. John Brown, of Salem, sympa
thize with them in the loss o? their
little boy. who died on the 9th inst.
The recent hail did great damage
to the crops in certain localties. The
cotton was stripped of leaves and
Ready to Yield.
"I used DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve for
piles and found it a certain cure," says S.
R. Meredith, Willow Grove, Del. Opera
tions unnecessary to cure piles. They al
ways yield to DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
Cures skin diseases, all kinds of wounds.
Accept no counterfeits. J. S. Hughson &
THE FIREMEN'S TOURNAMENT.
EVERYBODY CAN COME.
Cheap Railroad Rates for the Fi remerrs
If the attendance of firemen and oth
visitors at the forthcoming firemen's
tournament shall not prove to be the
largest that Sumter has experienced
on any public festal occasion, it will
not be the fanlt of the railroad people,
for they have announced a rate of
passage which is the lowest ever grant
ed for any similar event.
The rate for civilians from all points
in the Carolinas and Georgia has
been fixed at one fare for the round
trip. For firemen in uniform the fol
lowing round trip rates have been an
Abbeville, $3.30; Augusta, S 2.80;
Cheraw, $1.50; Columbia, 95 cents;
Fayetteville, $3.70; Greensboro, $6.30;
Orangeburg, $1.00; Raleigh, $4.05;
Spartanbnrg, $3.00; Anderson, $3.75;
Barn well, $1.75; Camden, 65 cents;
Charleston, $2.05; Chester, $2.20;
Denmark, $L40; Greenville, $3.40;
Laurens, $2.60; Newberry, $1.90:
Rock Hill, $2.05; Winst?n-Salem,
$5.95: Asheville, $4.55: Charlotte,
$3.30: Goldsboro, $4.30: Greenwood,
$2.80; Wilmington, $4.00.
Such cheap rates are well calculated
to catch the crowd, and, with the lib
eral prizes which have been offered,
Sumter may look forward to the occa
sion with every assurance of having to
entertain an unpecedentedly large
numer of visitors.
INTEREST IX COLUMBIA.
Mr. Ryttenberg, representing the
Snmter firemen's tournament, was in
the city yesterday, says the Columbia
Record of Wednesday, visiting the
various firemen and talking up the
tournament. The list of prizes and
rules have already been pub1 "shed in
The Record and. have aroused the
Columbia boys to such an extent that
they will go over with the determina
tion to win everything in sight. The
Palmetto and Independent companies,
have already commenced practice.
The State says: "Much interest is
being manifested by the local firemen
in the coming contest in Sumter. The
Independent and Palmetto companies
are now practicing regularly in antici
pation of the tournament"
The Sumter firemen's tournament is
only a little over a week off. and the
Excelsior boys are practicing hard for
the events, says the Newberry Herald
and News of June 3. The team has
been out every afternoon for the past
week, and some pretty races with
winning time have been made. A full
week of practice will be put in next
week and the boys expect to be in
perfect trim by that time.
S The firemen and their friends will
leave here on Tuesday, 24th. Many
of their friends say they will accom
pany them and cheer them on to vic
tory. It. is expected to carry about
twenty-five or thirty from here.
The firemen regret very much an
extra effort was ot made so they
could have entered the hose wagon
races. In this respect Newberry will
be behind every other town in the
State. Anderson, Greenville, Spartan
burg, Camden, Columbia, Charleston,.
Sumter and Florence ali will be there
with their beautiful horses and
wagons. Newberry will show up only
with a hand reel. Suffice it to say
that i*', is not the fault of the firemen.
They will do all they can to do
Newberry justice with what ihey have
\ The following is a lise cf the team
as made up by Capt. T. O. Stewart
and the places they will occupy with
the reel on the track:
T. O. Stewart, buttman : George
M. Kinard, coupling breaker: P. D.
Flym, nozzleman : J. G. Daniels,
wrench man: B. A. Kempsen. siackman:
, H. Pope and C. P. Speck, tongue
men; Pope Minor, J. R. Boozer and
J. G. Chambers, ropemen.
The Florence Times says : The reel
team continues to make good time at
their practices. The fine bail-bearing
rubber tired reel made by Mr. W. J.
Wilkins has just been '1 rubbed up"
and put in smooth running condition
and hereafter the men will practice
with it. The boys regret vervy :nuch
that they have to practice without
water, ? but the fact that the water
works system has not been completed
makes this impossible.
The Nashville American says jvir.
Bryan had 150 persons to hear him lee-,
ture at Gallatin. Ke had less than 300,
by actual count, in Nashville, al
though the American reporter was
liberal and gave him 500, Several
months ago he offered to lecture at
Union City and he had less than
eighty in his audience. He refused
to lecture and refunded the few per
sons their money. Mr. Bryan's audi
ences are dwindling all over the conn
try, still he manages to pick hp sev/_
ral dollars at the business. He js
working the mine for all it is wou,
as long as it will hold out.
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Yirulent Cancer Cured.
Startling proof of a wonderful advance
in medicine is given by druggist G. W.
Roberts of Elizabeth, W. Va. An old man
mere had long suffered with what good
loctors pronounced incurable cancer. They
:>elieved his case hopeless till he used
Electric Bitters and applied Bucklen's
?rnica Salve, which treatment completely
mred him. When Electric Bitters an
:sed to expel bilious, kidney and microb
poisons at the same time this salve exert
ts matchless healing power. Blood dis
?ases. skin eruptions, ulcers and sores vaE
sh. 'Bitters 50c, Salve 25c, at J. F. W. De