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WEDNESDAY, J1ME 18, t? 2.
The SuTOier Watciiman was tcundei
iu IS?O and th? 7Vm? Sout/iron in i860
The TFafo??raa?va7it? Souih.ron now hifi
the - combined circulation and ia?uecse
f both of the old papers, and is tzt .?:
f.^dy the best advertising medium in
The Ancient Order of United Work
men :s the Original fraternal co-opera
tive association in America, having
been organized in August, 1868, and
now numbers over 400,0C0 members.
The Supreme Lodge is now in session
i Portland, Oregon. The question of
most vital importance to come up be
fore the present xneeiiing is the propo
sal to advance the rates, of insurance
over the age of 55. It is said that the
proposed increase is necessitated by
s the fact that the order is accumulating
liabilities which it cannot meet under
the present plan.
Represen ta vi ve Thompson, of Ala
bama, has introduced a bill in the
House approbating. $100? 00(> for the
removal of the decesised presidents of
the United States exi^ept George Wash
ington to the national cemetery at
Arlington. The president and the
governors al the States are designated
a mmiss?cnL to provide all the neces
sary arrangements for the removal.
The Audubon Society of Chicago is
going to take active steps to prevent
the slaughter of birds for hat orna
ments. The;r have tried moral suasion
witiout anj good results. Committees
waited on State officials to secure
their aid. Notice has been served on
milliners and their attention called to
the law. .
Voters should be very careful when
promising to vote for a candidate, says
the Spartan. It is stated as a jest that
hal: the voters will make promises
they never expect to fulfill A voter
may be quite friendly with a candidate,
invite him to his home, introduce him
to friends, without even an implied
promise to 7ote for him. Candidates
must not consider acts of courtesy a
promise to vote for them
Third Amassant Postmaster General
'Madden has issued a notice that on
and after Aug. 1 postal cards treated
by enameling, bronzing or other coat
ing process will not be recognized.
The President has rewarded Capt
Charles E. Gkrk, one of the heroes of
~the battle of Santiago, by advancing
him saves numbers in rank and mak
ing him a rear admiral in the navy.
'Capt. Clark commanded the battleship
-Oregon is the Spanish-Amsrican war.
" King Edward, who was- attacked
Sunday by lumbago following a chili
contracted while reviewing the troops
at Alderafeot, passed a good night
Monday, and is much better.
Editor J. H. Setoli, of the Savan
nah Morning .News, who recently steed
ior the Democratic nomination for
Governor of Georiga, was defeated,
t?? he made a good run and is now
x?t in a card expressing his gratitude
to his friends for the their loyal sup
port. To his friends in Savannah he
says: **i wish -tosay an, additional,
word. I have lived among you from
early boyhood. My life has been as
an open book h?fOro,. you.. You know
my 'incomings and outgoings.: And
in this, the first-time I have asked for
consideration ??r your aands, yon
nobly gave nie. .your hearty support.
This was, indeed, "one of the excep-.
tiens to the biblical rule- that a
' prophet is .not- without honor sav? in
Ms own country;* You, my friends,
save honored me beyond any other
of my people. ".
The trial ?n Memphis of Mrs.
Georgia Emma. Hooks on the charge
of poisoning her husband, Cerro Good
Hooks, is drrawing to an end. The
fight is largley between chemists, who
dil?er as to whether the arsenic found
in Hook's stomach was taken as medi
cine or was in the embalming fluid.
Hooks was given $50,000 by Mrs.
Hooks to marry her. A previous hus
band and son died suddenly and with
similar symptoms, from whom Mrs.
Hooks inherited about $130,000 in
property and insurance.
President Roosevelt's fondness for
horseback riding is responsible for a
sensational advance in the price of
good saddle horses in Wash h ing ton.
Local sortie dealers declare that there
never has been during the past twenty
years such a strong demand for gen
tlemen's riding horses as now exists.
For a number of years saddle horses
were a drug on the Washington horse
market and dealers could hardly give
them away at any price. Among the
well known men often seen riding
with President Roosevelt is Senator
Mc^.turin, of South Carolina.
D?: George H. Hepworth, the ?
preacner-joumalist who wrote the ser
mon appearing in the Sunday issue
in the New York Herald, is dead. He
was sixty-nine years old. In addition
to newspaper work and preaching, he
Jhad written a number of books.
The recent showers have brought out
the cotton crop wonderfully in the
Charleston district. In many sec
tions the staple was suffering for lack
of raie, but the precipitation of the
past few days has helped the tender
plants. Nearly the entire rice crop has
been planted and is in flourishing
shape. The farmers have about com
pleted their second spring flooding.
The outlook for a big coiton and rice
harvest is very promising.
I The twelfth International Conven
! tion of the Baptist Young People's
I Union of America will be held July
10-13 next in Providence, R. L A
special rate of one fare, plus $1, has
been granted by the railroads from ail
points in South Carroll na for this'oc
The first batch of armor for the new
armored crusiers of the Pennsylvania
class, which, hardened by the Krupp
process, is much thinner than that
hitherto employed on vessels for the
second line of battle, has been success
fully tested at the Indian Head prov
ing grounds; These fine ships, there
fore, will probably begin to be added
to our navy at no very distant day.
Huntsville, Alabama, has ten cot
ton mills, and is soon to have eleven.
The president of one of them, M. T.
M. Pratt, is quoted as saying: "There
is small probability of any of the
Huntsville mills joining the Cotton
Spinning Trust, which is conceived by
the New England spinners to discour
age the building of new mills in the
A dispatch from Lord Kitchener,
dated Pretoria, Saturday, June 14,
says 25,949 Boers have surrendered
since Friday, June 13, and that every
thing is proceeding satisfactorily.
Prof. Virchow, the German physiol
oigst, celebrated his eightieth birth
day recently by taking a double v dose
of borax, to prove that this taking was
a benefit to the health. He has taken
a dose of borax daily for years past.
Governor McSweeney has at last
positively announced that he will not
be a candidate for United States Sen
ator, neither will he offer for re-elec
tion as Governor, but will devote his
time to his personal business interests.
Gov. Wood brought away from Cuba
a souvenir, in the form of a machete,
presented to him by veterans of the
Cuban war. The hilt has the Cuban
coat-of-arms and a single gold star
one side, and the general's initials on
the other in gold.
The Senate has fixed next Thursday
as the date for a vote on the canal bill
and there is really a possibility at last
that the present Congress will author
ize the undertaking of this great and
long delayed undertaking.
A dispatch from Havana says that
C. F. W. Neely, who, March 2?, was
sentenced to years' imprisonment and
to paya fine of $56,701 for complicity
in the Cuban postal frauds, has been
released under the bill signed by Presi
dent Palma granting amnesty to all
Americans convicted of crimes ia
Cubs during the term of the American
occupation and those awaiting trial.
The great Suburban handicap of
$10,000, a mile and a quarter, was
run on the Coney Island Jockey Club
course on Saturday. Gold Heels, 3 to
i, won ; Pentecost, 5 to I, second ;
Blues, 6 to l, third. Time, 2.051-5.
At least $800,000 was handled in the
ring on the event
Admiral Dewey is to go to sea again.
He is to take command of., the great
fleet (comprising the North Atlantic,
t he European and ths South Atlantic
squadrons), which is to be assembled
near Culebra Island in the West Indies
next December for the winter
The Tippecanoe Battlefield associa
tion held its annual exercises at the
battle ground at Lafayette, Ind., Sun
day. The graves of the men who fell
at the battle of Tippecnoe, both the
blue and the gray, were beautifully
decorated. An address was delivered
by Hon. Henry Watterson, editor of
the Louisville Courier-Journal, his
subject being "Heroes in Homespun."
King Edward was suffering Sunday
from a chill, which prevented him
from attending the church parade of
the Aldershot garrison. The chill
came as a result of the King's pro
longed stay outdoors Saturday night
upon the occasion of the torchlight
tattoo at Aldershot. The chill was ac
companied by symptoms of lumbago.
The Grand Prix de Paris, of 200,
000 francs, distance 'about one mile
and seven furlongs, rain on Sunday,
was won by M. E. De St. Alary's
chestnut filly Kisil-Kourgan. Ca
mille Blanco's colt Eetz' and Baron
Leonino's colt Maximum ran a dead
heat for second place, while M. E.
De St. Alary's colt Arizonia was
fourth. Eleven horses ran. American
jockeys were not successful in the
contest. Six had mounts, but not one
of them obtained even a place.
In the autobiography which he fur
nished for the Congressional Directory
Representative Davis, of Florida, tells
of his early struggles and subsequent
achievements, and gallantly adds:
"Before reaching his majority he was
married to Miss Mercer, and to her
influence is due whatever of success he
Col. William E. Peters on the 19th
of June will retire from the chair of
Latin in the University of Virginia, af
ter forty-six years of continuous ser
vice, When his commanding general
. ordered him to burn the town of
; Chambersburg during the civil war he
! declined to make war on helpless
women, and children.
j Dr. Woodrow Wilson, the new presi
dent of Princeton, who was formerly
j professor at Wesley an University, at
! Middletown, Conn., has accepted an
! nvitation to speak on "The Kistcri- I
j cal and Social Significance of the I
! Wesleyan Movement," at the celebra- j
tion of the bicentennial of the birth ;
of John Wesley at Wesleyan Univcr- j
sity next year.
The Imperial Council of the Mystic j
Shrine, in annual session at San ?
Francisco, has elected the following i
officers for the ensuing year : Imperial
potentate, Henry C. Aiken, Omaha:
imperial deputy potentate, George H.
Greene, Dallas ; imperial chief rabban,
George L. Brown, Buffalo; imperial
high priest and prophet, Alva P. Clay
ton, St. Joseph; imperial Oriental
guide, Frank C. Roundy, Chicago;
imperial, recorder, Ben j. W. Rowell
Lynn ; imperial treasurer, William S.
Brown, Pittsburg. After the installa
tion of the new officers, the Imperial
Council adjourned to meet at Sara
toga, . ., next year.
CONDITION OF THE CHOPS.
The Weekly Bulletin of the Uni
ted States Weather Bureau.
Columbia, June 18.?The following
is the weekly crop bulletin of the
South Carolina section of the climate
and crop service, United States weath
er bureau, issued by Section Director
J. W. Bauer: m
The average temperature for the
week ending Monday, June 16, was 77
degrees, which is slightly below nor
mal. A maximum of 102 degrees oc
curred at Hodges on the 12th and a
minimum of 52 degrees at San tue on
the 10th. There was considerable
cloudiness, although the middle of the
week was nearly clear, and the close
was cloudy and rainy. High winds
accompanied the thunder storms of
the 8th, doing much damage in places.
Beneficial showers occurred on the
8th, over a large portion of the ) State,
that partially relieved the drought in
the southwestern counties. On the
12th there were showers in. the north
west counties, but they were partial.
Other sections also had showers, but
there were many points that had no
rain unti ^Saturday and Sunday (14th
and 15th), when a general rain set in
that covered the entire State, and was
generally heavy. This rainfall is not
reflected in the reports for the current
week, as it occurred after the^majority
of the cards were mailed. Hail on
the 8th damaged crops extensively in
the central and eastern counties, espe
Farm work made rapid progress, and
fields are remarkably clean and well
cultivated. Worms continue to injure
corn, while chinch bugs nearly ruined
some field* of wheat and corn in the
Early corn is being laid by in fine
condition, and is well eared. In some
sections it was suffering for moisture,
and looked yellow, but the recent
copious rainfall will make this portion
of the crop. Bottom and stubble
lands can now be planted to corn.
Cotton continues to look well, with
only a few reports of damage by lice,
and that the plants are smaller than
usual. Lice are fast disappearing.
The crop is clean and well cultivated.
Blooms are not yet general, but the
plants are full of squares. Some re
port a yellow cast, but generally the
plants are dark and healthy. In most
places cotton has fully recovered from
the recent cool weather. Sea island
cotton has improved.
Tobacco is being laid by and topped.
In places it needed rain, which has
now been copiously supplied. Some
was cured during the week, but cut
ting will not be general until next
week. The condition of rice is up to
a full average, and June planting has
been nearly finished.
Wheat and oats harvest is about
finished and threshing has been
begun. The yields of both grains are
very poor over the western half of the
State and from fair to excellent over
the eastern counties.
Melons are very promising and are
beginning to ripen. Canteioupes are
being marketed. Sweet potatoes have
been poor and slips scarce, but trans
planting can now be actively prose
cuted. Peaches and apples continue
to drop extensively, and some of the
former rot as they ripen. Pastures
have been scant. Gardens were nearly
ruined, ;but have revievd somewhat
recently. Minor crops generally prom
'ROUND ABOUT CLAREMONT.
A Lunatic Terrorizes the People?Bad
Negro on the Rampage.
Claremont, June 18.?A man on Mr.
Pinckney's place went crazy on Mon
day. He got away from the man he
was working for and went to his moth
er's house, who lived on another place,
near by, walked in and proclaimed
himself sent by the Lord to burn up
all who lived there. In a few seconds
he had full* possession of the place
except a few children and a sick
woman who was on a cot near the
door. In the meantime the man who
lived there was making haste very
slowly to get to the house to prevent
the fire, if possible. Just as ho get
to the door, the woman came out, as
he says, like a corkscrew. He "could
not teft which een come first. Den
dere wus jist a rain of little niggers."
The woman was kicked out, and the
little niggers flung cut any way? by
head, leg, foor or arm.
The candidates will soon be around j
now, telling tire people how much !
they love them, kissing the little :
kids and telling their fathers snake j
stories, dog stories, or any old story j
they can dig up out of tbe mouldly j
old past?things we have heard ever [
One dav last week a ne^ro broke into !
two or three houses on a gentleman's
place here in broad daylight. In one
of thepiouses he was caught by the
negro who lived there, whom he gave j
a good beating, took what meal and
meat he wanted and walked over to
another house, near by, ran the- man
of the house out, walked in, helped
himself to a gun, shot and powder,
then went off to a nearby swamp and
threatened sudden death to any one
who came within range of the old
musket. Now, the gentleman's best
and most prolific cotton field lies all
along the swamp, in easy range of the
devilish Old Musket, which is about
three yards long and can sling a hand
full of slugs about a mile. His hands
won't work now anywhere but in the
middle of the field, and they do not
seem to think that they are safe there.
CARDEN FIREMEN CONFIDENT.
They are Coming to Sumter With the
Determination to Win.
The last edition of the Camden
Messenger contains the following,
which will te read with interest by
the firemen :
Some time ago it was definitely
decided that the Camden Hose Squad
No. 1 would enter the firemen's tourna
ment to be held in Sumter on the 25th
and 26th of this month. With a good
water pressure, a splendid track and
an enthusiastic interest on the part of
firemen throughout the State, it is
safe to predict that our enterprising
friends in Sumter will make this ap
proaching contest a very interesting
and successful event.
Our team has been practicing some
time for the event. While the absence
of water from the mains may place
them under a slight disadvantage, yet
their practice record is of such nature
as to insure a decided victory. The
boys realize that their brilliant
achievement at Newberry last year
must remain with them, and in the
event that the record-breaking time of
35 seconds is lowered, they are deter
mined that no other team shall carry
off the honors. -Feeling this way and
moved by this motive, we believe that
our active and efficient chief, Mr. H.
Ii. Watkins, will once more put out
a winning team.
The team to be taken to Sumter is
the one that made the famous record
at Newberry, and is composed of .the
following young men ; B. W. Rhame,
buttman and foreman; R. G. Mc
Creight, hydrantman; Jno. F. Jen
kins, nozzleman; T. B. Wilson and
W. M. Young, slack pullers; G. A.
Rhame, coupling breaker.
Mr. B. W. Rhame, not only a skill
ed and expert buttman,-but a cool and
efficient foreman, is training his men
with great care. The other men can
not be excelled in their respective
positions, which fact has been so fully
demonstrated as to make individual
mention entirely useless.
We sincerely liope that a large and
enthusiastic crowd will ?ttend this
contest. At this time of the year
business is not pressing ; the distance
is short-and the expense of the trip
extremely small. The sport is inno
cent, useful and highly exciting.
There is nothing that will help the
team as much as our interest and en
couragement, and especially that inter
est and encouragement manifested in
the presence of a considerable number
of our people to witness the contest.
If you are not a candidate this year
you will be a little lonesome, but you
may be happy. You will not be asked
for a contribution to carpet churches,
furnish school houses, replace dead
mules and a dozen other worthy ob
jects. You will not be begged by a
thousand people to lend money from
ten cents up to fifty cents. You will
miss all that by not being a candidate.
It might be well to sow cotton or
corn land intended for cotton next year
in crimson clover. A bushel of seed
will sow five acres. It can be covered
by runnnig a light harrow between
cotton rows in September or by run
ning a smothing harrow over the corn
land. It should be sown early enough
to get a good start before the freezes
Planted after oats, with peas or
alone, makes the finest and greatst
quantity of forage. For sale by Levi
Bros. June IS?It
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Gen. Sir Evelyn Wood, commander ?
of the British Second army corps, lias ?
just entered upon his fifty-first year ;
of service, having received his first ap- j
pointaient in the royal navy on the !
18th of April, 13"?2, when little more j
than 1-1 years o? age.
Sarah Ann Orandall died recen tlv at ;
her home in Green, X. V.. having j
lived a complete recluse in her house!
for forty years. None of her neighbors r
had seen her face in that preiod.
Booker T. Washington has refused
numerous o??ers of high pay to go on I
the lecture platform, preferring to
devote his time exclusively to the in- ?
terests of Tuskegee. *
?or?II?d ? ve^ ^ ^
A torpid liver deranges the whole
system, and produces
SICK HEADACHE, -
Byspepsia9 Costlveness, Rheu
matism, Sa?Sow Skin and Piles*
There is no better remedy for these
common diseases than DR. TUTT'S
Li VER PILLS, as a trial will prove.
Jake No Substitute*
Southern Summer Resorts.
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Open from June 1st to October 1st.
Electric Lights, Electric Fans, Elec
tric Bells, Baths and complete water
and sewerage system Pure air, free
from malaria, free from mosquitos.
Still in the lead for the Liver, Stom
ach, Kidneys and the Blood.
For further information apply to
THE GLENN SPRINGS CO.
C0LEMAN-WAGENER HARDWARE CO.
(Successor to C. P. Poppenheim.)
363 King Street, ...... Oharieston, S. 0?
SHELF HARDWARE A SPECIALTY.
Buckeye Mowers, Brioley Plows, Oliver Clied Plows.
GEOKvffi A. WAGENER, President; GEORGE Y. C0LEMA2?, Vice President; L G.
BALL, Secretary and Treasurer.
Correspondence Solicited. Jone 11?3m.
A FEW LITTLE LOTS OF
Which we desire to clo?e
WILL ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSE.
Balance of our 35 and 40c Wool Chal
Iies at 23c. Less than cost.
ALL OUR FANCY WHITE GOODS
At Cost. . At Cost.
ALL OF OUR SHIRT WAISTS
At Cost. At Cost.
Ladies' Drop Stitch Hose worth 20c
J. RYTTERBERG & SONS.