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STJMTER. S. C WEDNESDAY. JULY 2, 1902.
New Series?Tol. XXI. So. 48
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en Thursday Estimated to
Ha?e hm??? Ogh? Thoosand.
Streets Thronged With Interested
and Excited Multitude?Every
body. Had a Qoo Time?No
Disturbance to Mar the
Pleasure of Occasion.
Delgar Hose Wagon Broke World's Re
cord?Konaghan Won One Secosd and
One Third Prize.
The Game Coek|Tcnrnament was in
full blast from the opening oh Wednes
day morning ; the city was crowded
with visitors?so crowded that the only
epmparison that can be made to give a
correct conception of the size of the
crowd is to say that the streets where
the parade passed had the appearance
of cirens day. It was not needful to
. wait until the tournament was over to
say that it was a success ; anyone could
see with half an eye that it was a pro
nounced success, a big time. -The
firemen who were in the city were
enthusiastic and on their mettle to
make new records in all the events.
The firemen who did not come
missed the greatest occasion in the
history of firemen's gatherings in
South Carolina. v;
THE NEWBERRY FIREMEN.
The New berry firemen arrived Tues
day afternoon over the Southern
Railway. They were the first of the
visiting firemen to arrive, and in ad
dition to the racing team there were
about 25 other firemen in the party.
The running ? team was made up as
follows: Captain, T. O. Stewart, Jr. ;
pipeman, Philip Flynn; wrenchman,
J. G. Daniels; coupleman, Geo. M,
Kinard; buttman, T. O. Stewart, Jr. ;
slackmau* B. A. Kempson ; tongue
men, T. H. Pope, Charles Speck;
ropemen. Spearman Chalmers, Reuben
Boozer, Pope Minor, Harvey Caban iss.
The Florence hand reel team and a
crowd of friends arrived at 9.15
p. m., Tuesday, bringing with them
the handsomest reel that has ever
been seen in Sumter. Ii was built
in Florence and is as perfect a piece
of mechanism as anyone would want
to see. The Florence racing team was
as follows :
A. McCown, E. Douglas, J. Hollis,
J. Lee, R. Hatehell, C. Morgan, R.
Thieme, F. M. Morgan, captain, W.
Beali, J. H. McCali
THE COLUMBIA BOYS.
The Columbia firemen's special train
came in Wednesday morning at 9.15,
bringing with them the three Colum
bia hose wagons, horses and racing
teams. In the party were fully 175
firemen and others interested ' in their
The personnel of the teams from
each of the companies was as follows :
Independent, No. 1?Hand Reel:
Wm. Gaston, Reed Smith, J. W.
Gaston, Bahlmann Schroeder, Sam
Sweeney, leaders; Perry, breaker:
George Radeliffe, pull slack, with Ed
Alworden, assistant; Marion Cramer,
hydrant; John Sloan, wrenchman;
Dave Clayton, nozzleman.
Hose wagon : Cramer, Radeliffe,
Clatyon, John Sloane, Wm. Gaston.
Ed Allworden and William Gaston,
quick hitch contest.
Palmetto, No. 2?Hand reel: Bev
erly Herbert, manager : Clarence Dan
iels, Pat Zoble, James Haris, Amos
Haiti wanger, Thomas Zoble, Ernest
Summers, James Flowers, Alex. Mc
Dougal, Henry Cathcart, Talley
Hose wagon: AlexanderMcDougal,
plugman: Will Fry, brakeman; Bev
erly Herbert, Pat Zoble, Henry Cath
cart, pipeman; Amos Haltiwanger,
Cli?gman Pope, R. C. Keenan, man
51 Columbia, No. 3?Hose wagon : W.
Lyles, captain and plugman; Hatch
ail, plugm?n : Jake Ehrhart, pipeman ;
Milliken, wrenchman ; George Geiger,
John Pennington, Thomas, slackmen.
Hand Beel: J. W. Dunning, cap
tain; Geiger, plugman ; Lyles, brake
man; Ehrhart, pipeman; Milliken,
wrenchman ; Riley and Thomas, drags ;
Gunter and King, tongueman; Pen
nington and Hatchelll, pipemen ; Chas.
Narey, manager. ?
Quick Hitch-up Contest : Dunning
THE CAMDEN TEAM.
The Camden firemen- came in on the
Northwestern train at 9.15 and
with them came the largest crowd
that accompanied any of the visit
ing teams. The racing teams that
they entered were as follows :
Hose/Wagon? . W. Rhame, fore
man; G. A. Rhame, R. G. McRight,
T. . Wilson, W. M. Young, J. F.
JenkinSj F. R. Alexander : Charlie
Quick Hifc:h-up Contest?B. W.
Rhame, T. B. Wilson; Charlie Cham
The Charleston Firemen's Associa
tion sent a picked team to enter the
hand reel race. This'team and a num
ber of other Charlestoni ans arrived on
the 9.45 train. The members of the
Hose Reel Team, No L?F. P.
Duffy, Jr., W. Collins, P. Ber
toreUi, J. Keegan, J. Morris, H.
"Staub?s, J. Fitzgerald, L. Jervey, W.
Brandes, J. Brandt; I. R. Dairy, cap
The Sumter firemen were represent
ed by the following teams :
Monaghan, No. 2?Hose Wagon:
H. W. Hood, D. J. Auld, James Mil
ler, C. M. Gregg, E. Wilder, E.
StansilL W. J. McKagen: Anderson
Quick Hitch-up Contest: Anderson
Franklin, driver; James Miller, Wes
Hand Reel: C. Gentry, W. Beer,
M. R. Cannon, . W. J. McKagen,
Tom Bradley, L. Cummings, L. Tis
dale, H. Richardson, E. Richardson,
H. Weeks, R. E. Wilder, E. StansilL
, H. W. Hood, D. J. ?Auld.
Delgar, No. 3?Hose Wagon Race:
W. S. Graham, foreman; T. B. Jen
Mans, Jr., George Warren, E. A.
Bultman, E. S. Carson, SoL J. Ryt
tenberg, Charl?is Ryttenberg; Isaac
Quick Hifch-up Contest-W. S.
Graham, foreman ; E. A. Bultman ;
Isaac Rivers, driver.
Hand Reel Race?W. S. Graham,
foreman ; E. A. Bultman, Harry Reid,
Joe Warren, George Warren, Charles
Ryttenberyg, W. Moise, Jr., W. H.
Cuttino, J. C. ParnelL J. C. Durant,
Jr., A. B. Brown, Robert Graham.
The parade Wednesday morning was
witnessed by an immense crowd, Main
street being lined with spectators from
the grand stand to Repbulican street
and the windows of all the stores and
public buildings were crowded.
The formation of the parade was as
Mounted marshals and police.
Chief of the Fire Department R. S.
Hood, with Mr. M. G. Ryttenberg
in a buggy.
Carriages containing the Mayor nad
and members of City Council, tourna
ment committee and visiting chiefs of
Second Regiment Band.
Independent of Columbia, hose
wagon and hand reel.
Newberry, hand reel.
Palmetto of Columbia, hose wagon
and hand reel.
Monaghan, No, 2, hose wagon and
Camden, hose wagon.
Florence, hand reeL
Columbia, No. 3, hose wagon and
Charleston, No.. 1, hand reel.
( Delgar, No. 3, hose wagon and hand
The parade was a magnificent dis
play of fire apparatus, gallant fire
fighters and fine horses. It is seldom
that a finer lot of horses is seen than
'were in the parade and judging
from their appearance it would be
difficult to name the fastest team of
Monaghan and Delgar teams had
their hose wagons and horses elabo
rately decorated with the colors of the
respective teams, and while both pre
sented a very striking appearance, it
was the universal opinion that Mona
ghan carried off the palm. It was un
doubtedly the most handsomely and
artistically decorated hose wagon that
has ever taken part in a firemen's
parade in South Carolina, and
every resident of Sumter who witness
ed the parade was proud of the appear
ance of Monaghan and glad to be able
to point it out to visitors.as a Sumter
When the parade reached the City
Hall a halt was made and Mayor A.
B. Stuckey from the Court House
portico delivered an address of welcome
to the firemen. He spoke for twenty
seven minutas, and besides extending
a hearty and cordial welcome to the
visitors* in behelf of the people of
Sumter he gave them good advice and
told several anecdotes to illustrate his
After the parade the captai es of the
hose wagon teams met at the Sumter
Club and elected the judges for she
quick-hitch contest as follows :
Starter, Jeff May, chief of the Co
lumbia fire department.
Timers?J. W. Erhardt, of Newber
ry, E. S. Miller, of Sumter, and As
sistant Chief of the Charleston Fire
Judge at house, A. Thiem, of Flor
The enthusiasm over the tournament
was put to the severest possible test
Wednesday afternoon, and it stood the
trial better than the greatest enthus
iast imagined it would under the cir
The quick-hitch contest was adver
tised to begin at 3.30 o'clock, sharp,
and even before the hour had arrived
the crowd had.assembled on the grand
stand and the ropes on either side of
the course were lined with an impa
tient throng. But the contest did not
begin at 3.30, and at 4.30 the crowd,
largely augmented in numbers, was
still waiting,. It was after 5.30 be
fore the, track was cleared and the an
nouncement made that the races would
begin. The delay was- due to no fault
of the committee of arrangement and
could not have been provided against
When the captains pf the contesting
teams met . at 12.30 o'clock to select
the judges objection was entered
against the construction and arrange
ment of the quick-hitch house that
had been erected in tha middle of
Main street for the contest, and it was
decided to have the house altered to
meet the wishes of the visiting fire
men who jnade the objection. This ne
cessitated the undoing of a great deal
of work that had been done and do
ing a great deal of additici ai work.
This took time, and after the carpen
ter work was completed the ropes,
pulleys and other fixtures for suspend
ing the harness, etc, had to be rear
MONAGHAN, NO. 2,
was the first team to run. When the
pistol was fired as the signal for the.
start, the horses left their stalls, ran
to positions under the suspended har
ness, and the two men sprang . to ad
just the harness as it fell on the
horses. There was a few seconds de
lay in making the harness secure, but
nevertheless it was quickly done ; the
driver on the seat, with reins in
hand, pulled the cord that dropped
the rope across the door, and the men
sprang on the side steps of the wagon
as the horses dashed out of the house
at a full run. The hundred yards to
the judges' stand were run at breakneck
speed, while the judges' watches
ticked off the seconds. Time, 25 2-5
came next. They, too, lost ; time on
the hitch-up, but made a fine run, the
horses showing excellent speed and
mettle, Time, 28 seconds.
COLUMBIA, NO. 3,
was the third entry. Again the hitch
up was the stumbling block, for even
a second lost in snapping the collars
together and hooking the reins into
the bits counts. The run was finely
done, and until the time was an
nounced by the judges many thought
they had made the quickest run.
Time, 27 2-5. Then came the
INDEPENDENTS OF COLUMBIA.
The horses showed perfect training
and almost human intelligence, jump
ing from stalls to positions under the
harness at the signal and standing
perfectly still while the two men snap
ped the catches with speedy deftness.
The rope dropped, the men sprang to
their places on the wagon as lit dash
ed out of the house, and the team was
off. The horses ran without a break
or falter, and the Independents began
to cheer before time was announced.
Time, 24 seconds.
THE PALMETTO, OF COLUMBIA,
had the next trial. The horses are ex
ceptionally handsome, and much was
expected of them, but the hitch-up
was badly bungled, and the race was
lost before they left the house. The
driver evidently realized that his team
had no chance, and he did not let the
horses go at full speed until they were
some distance from the house. Then
they made a pretty and speedy run.
Time, 50 seconds.
The last team to make the race was
DELGAR, NO. &
With this team, as it has so often
happened to many people at critical
times, it was the unexpected that oc
curred. The thoroughly trained horse,
insteadjof leaping under the harness at
the signal, turned around in his stall
and could not be gotten out and in
place at once. The other horse, the
one that had hot been counted on with
much confidence to do the right thing,
caused no delay. Several seconds
were lost by this, but when the har
ness was on and the word to go given
the horses made a gallant run: but
the lost time could not be regained
and they lost. Time, 29 seconds.
The Independent, of Columbia, hav
ing made the best time by 1 2-5 sec
onds, received first money, $100, and
Monaghan, No. 2, beating their
closest competitor for second place by
2 seconds, received second money, $50.
' . SPECIAL EVENT.
After the quick-hitch contest, a spe
cial event not on the programme was
pulled off. This was a 50-yard run
with a ladder, raising it against a
wall, a man ascending to the top, de
scending and lowering the ladder to
the ground. The following are the
teams entering the contest and the
time made by eaci^:
Monaghan, 21 2-5: Palmetto, 19:
Delgar, ruled out ; Newberry, 22 : In
dependent, 19 1-5: Columbia, No. 3,
20. The Palmettoes won the prize, a
fine ladder donated by the Seagrave
THE MORNING'S EVENTS.
The hand reel and grab reel races
Thursday morning attracted even a
larger crowd than did the quick-hitch
contest Wednesday afternoon. The
grand stands were crowded until no
more could be accommodated and the
sidewalks and streets on both sides of
the running course were packed and
jammed with an intensely interested
multitude. A conservative esti
imate places the crowd at not less
thvvn 8,000 or 10,000.
Tb9 crowd of spectators was made
up largely of Sumter people, but
there were hundreds from the country,
other hundreds from Camden and Co
lumbia, and the towns in adjoining
counties were represented by many
visitors. The whole State seemed to be
interested in the Game Cock Tourna
ment, and the great crowd that has
gathered to witness the firemen in
contests of skill and strength demon
strated the success of the occasion.
HAND REEL RACES.
The hand reel races were" scheduled
to begin at 9.30, but the first race was
not pulled off until 10.30.
The Palmettoes, of Columbia, ran
first. Time, 21 4-5.
Independents, of Columbia. Time,
Columbia, No. 3. Time, 25 4-5.
Newberry. Time, 24.
Florence made a pretty run with
their handsome reeL Time, 24 1-5.
Charleston had a team of sprinters
and the work at hydrant and nozzle
was well done. Time, 22.
Monaghan, No. 2, by the courtesy
of the Florence firemen, used the reel
of that team. They made a fine inn.
When Delgar's time came to run, a
vigorous kick was made against per
mitting them to use their four-wheel
rubber-tired racing reel. The judges
were appealed to, and a long time was
spent in wrangling over it. The
judges finally decided that as the reel
as entered for the race, weighed the
required amount the team could not
be ruled out.
The Delgars went in to make or
break, and while they made a quick
run to the hydrant they failed to make
the connection, and when the water
was turned on the butt blew off at the
hydrant. No time.
The judges were: Starter, M.
J. Grace, of Charleston; judge
at hydrant, Jeff. May, of Columbia;
timers: Earhardt, " of Newberry,
Behrens, of Charleston, Miller, of Sum
ter, M. L. Smtb, of Camden, and C.
J. Beck, of Columbia.
The winning teams were: First
prize, $200, Palmetto, of Columbia;
second prize, 850, Charleston, No. V;
third prize, $25, Monaghan, No. 2.
THE GRAB RACE.
The grab races followed immediate
ly after the hand reel races. The re
Palmetto, of Columbia, 22 1-5.
Independent, of Columbia, 19.
Columbia, No. 3, 22.
Newberry blew off at hydrant.
Delgar, 19 1-5..
Florence and Monaghan did not en
NOSE WAGON BREAKS
THE WORLD'S RECORD
Delgar, No. 3, of Slimier, Makes It
in 33 Seconds, Flat.
CHAMPIONS OF THE UNIVERSE.
The following is the report of the
last day's races, as published in the
Daily Item of Friday :
The Game Cock Firemen's Tourna
ment, the greatest, most successful
and pleasantest gathering of firemen
ever held in South Carolina, has
come to an end, after two days of
intense excitement, immense crowds
and keen rivalry between the compet
The event of the tournament, the
contest in which all interest was cen
tered, and the event which aroused
the greatest rivalry among the fire
men, was the last on the programme.
This was the great hose wagon race,
for which six companies were entered
?two from Sumter, three from Co
lumbia and one from Camden.
THE GREAT CROWD.
The greatest crowd of the tourna
ment filled the grand stand, packed
the sidewalks on both sides of Main
street for more than three blocks,
overflowed into the street and crowded
every piazza and window along the
It is, of course, a difficult, almost
impossible, matter to correctly esti
mate the number of such a throng,
but the general opinion was that
there were from 8,000 to 11,000 pres
ent to see Delgar, No. 3, of this city,
win a first prize in the fastest hose
wagon race ever run in North or
South Carolina and lower the best
record previously made by two full
The races were to have started
promptly at 4 o'clock, but there was
the usual delay, and the first did not
get started until about an hour late.
MONAGHAN FIRST TO RUN.
In the drawing for position, Mona
ghan, No. 2, got first place. When
the handsome bays came to the mark
they never looked better or more fit
for a race. At the crack of the pistol
they were off like a flash, and down
the course to the hydrant they came
as straight and true as the flight of an
arrow, the two perfectly matched
horses running as one.
The jump at hydrant and break and
connections were made without a fum
ble, and before the judges announced
the time the crowd knew that the run
had been a very fast one. When 36 3-5
seconds was chalked up on the black
board the ciieering was uproarious.
INDEPENDENTS NOT IN IT.
The Independents of Columbia ran
next, with a handsome and speedy
looking pair of greys. This team has
the reputation of being very fast, and
they were watched with feelings of
anxiety by members of the other
teams. They run was a pretty one,
but the time was slow, and when the
judges announced it to be 40 1-5. the
crowd knew that the Independents
were out of the race.
THE GALLANT DELGARS.
Delgar, No. 3, made the third run.
Much was expected of this team,
and all hopes of friends and all fears
o? opponents,were fully and complete
The horses were eager for the race
and at the signal to go they made an
instantaneous start and were racing at
full speed quicker than thought. No
one present ever saw a better run race
nor a gamer effort made by game
horses to do what was expected of
them. From start to finish they
racea like thoroughbreds, gaining
speed at each stride as i;he team gath- j
ered momentum. They were perfectly
driven and the run was made so true
and straight that not a foot of dis
tance was lost in the whole run.
Tom Jenkins, who made the jump
at the hydrant, landed on his feet
like a cat and snapped the butt into
place without; the loss of a fraction of a
second's time. The water was turned
into the hose as quickly as the wrench
could open the valve, the hose breaker
and nozzlemen at the other end being
depended upon to take care of the
water when it reached the break.
As the team swept past the hydrant
and on to the judges' stand, a tre
mendous cheer burst from the crowd.
George Warren made the jump better
than he had ever done in practice
runs, made the break-in an instant,
and Will Graham had the nozzle on
and screwed down, with time to spare,
before the water came.
It was a record-breaking run, as
any one could see; but when the
judges called out 33 seconds flat the
crowd went wild, for that meant two
seconds below the best previous rec
ord. The people on the grand stand
stood on the benches, yelling and
cheering and waving the blue and
white, colors of the Delgars; the
crowds on the sidewalks surged into
the streets, yelling like mad, and the
return of the team through the street
to take up the hose was made a tre
mendous ovation that is seldom
equalled in enthusiasm. The
PALMETTOS, OF COLUMBIA,
were the next to run. Unfortunately
for them, they got off to a false start*
the pistol failing to explode when the
flag fell; and they ran through the
fuU course, but no connections were
attempted. The team was sent back
to the starting point, and, of course,
made the second run under a disad
vantage, the horses being winded by
the run. The second run was not as
fast as the first, but the connections
were made in good time and water
showed at the nozzle. After the
judges had caught the time the nozzle
came loose from the hose, unscrewed.
The Palmetto nozzleman said he
unscrewed tht; nozzle when he saw
that the judges had the time, but
others say that it blew off when the
full pressure of the water struck the
nozzle, the connection not having
been properly made. The judges re
served their decision, and after dis
cussing the matter fully decided that
under the rules it was a blow-off, and
no time could be given, and the team
Unofficial time-keepers say that the
Palmettos would not have received
even third prize, and their being
ruled out had no effect on the result.
COLUMBIA, NO. 3,
ran next. Their greys made a speedy
and beautiful run, the men at hydrant
and break did their parts well?so
well that the time made equalled
the best previous record, and until
35 flat was announced from the
judges' stand many thought they
were pushing Delgar f?r the first
Camden ran last and brought the
contest to a close. The company has
a pair of horses, a black and sorrel,
that are well matched and show speed
and breeding in every line of their
handsome bodies. The run they
made was something wonderful, from
the start to the hydrant. They beat
the time of all other teams, but from
hydrant to the judges' stand they did
not maintain the same fast gait, and
while the connections were well and
quickly made their time was slower
than that of both Delgar and Colum
bia, No. 3, and not so good as their
own record by 2-5 of a second. Time,
This team had one disadvantage to
contend against, but as they alone
were to blame no kick should come
from them. When the hose was
measured, just before the race, it was
found to be 5 feet too short, and they
had to put on another and longer sec
tion of hose for one of the short ones,
making their hose about 18 feet
longer than the rules required. This
extra length of hose certainly made
the time slower by one-fifth of a sec
ond more than it would otherwise
JUDGES AND CONDITIONS.
The time judges: M. L. Smith, Cam
den: J. W. Earhardt, Newberry: E.
S. Miller, Sumter; C. J. Beck, Co
lumbia; Louis Behrens, assistant
chief of Charleston fire department.
Starting judge: M. J. Grace,
Charleston. Hydrant judge, Jeff May,
chief Columbia fire department.
The condition under which the racess
were run were as follows :
Companies allowed the use of any
four-wheeled hose carriage or wagon,
either one or two-horse, to carry not
less than 350 feet standard two and
one-half inch hose: carriage, or
wagon to be weighed, weight for one
horse not less than 1,200 pounds, ex
clusive of driver and men; for two
horses, not less than 2,600 pounds, ex
clusive of driver and men : the driver,
buttman and coupling breaker shall
ride on carriage or wagon, horse or
horses to be standing hitched to hose
carriage or wagon, and run 200 j'ards
to hydrant, unreel not less than 288
feet of hose, break coupling and attach
pipe and show water: water must
show within 288-foot line: hose to be
reeled on carriage or placed in wagon,
connected with three full threads.
The plug must be closed at the time
of the company starting, and cannot
be opened until hose is first started'
to be unreeled. Companies allowed
five men in addition to those who
ride, and can be placed in such posi
tion as desired. Time taken from first
signal until water shows. If butt or
pipe blows off,- company shall be
The water pressure during the races
was 53 pounds.
The prize winners in the several
events of the tournament were as fol
Quick-hitch?Hitch up. and run 10O
yards: First prize, $100, won by In
dependents, of Columbia, time, ; 24
seconds; second prize, $50, won by
Monaghan, of Sumter, time, 25 2-5.
Hand reel race?Sixteen men and
foreman allowed, run 100 yards, 9S
feet of hose to be unreeled, attach to
plug, which must be closed at start,
' break hose, attach nozzle and show
water: First prize, $200, won by
Palmetto, of Columbia ; second prize,
$50, by Charleston ; third prize, $?5,
Grab race?To run 50 yards, grab
reel and run 50 yards, unreel 48 feet
of hose, attach to plug, which must be
closed at start, attach nozzle an
throw water. Prize, $50, won by In
dependents, of Columbia, time, 19
seconds, which breaks the record.
Hose wagon race?First prize, $200,
won by Delgars of Sumter, time, 33
seconds, which breaks the world's
record ; second prize, $50, Columbia,
No. 3, time, 35 seconds ; third prize,
$25, Camden, time, 35 2-5.
The judges discharged their difficult
and exacting duties in a manner that
gave entire, satisfaction. They were
fair, impartial and were animated by
but a single motive?to do exact jus
tice to ail. That they were fair and
just to all in every event all are
agreed, and nothing proved that the
firemen had full confidence in the
impartiality of their decisions more
conclusively than the absence of
A GRAND SUCCESS.
The tournament was a success from
every point of view, and Sumter has
added another to her list of tri
ft The greatest firemen's tournament
ever held in the State has been pulled
off without a single event to mar it,
and every visiting firemen goes home
with feelings of good will to Sumter,
her firemen and her people, and with
the prizes they won in their pockets.
COTTON FISE IN COLUMBIA.
Narrow Escape of Four Firemen.
Loss About $35.000.
Columbia, June 28.?The old Cc
garee cotton'mill building, near the
former union railroad station, now
used as a cotton warehouse by the Co
lumbia duck mill, was fired by light
ning early yesterday morning. About
700 bales were burned, involving a
loss cf $32,000. The building was
damaged to the extent of about $2,500.
The loss was covered by insurance.
The firemen ( had just returned from
Sumter, and were naturally tired out,,
but they did heroic work.
Four firemen nearly lost their lives.
Will Gaston, John Carr, Bahlman
Schroeder and Ed A11 worden were
standing on the second floor of the
warehouse from which the smoking
bales were being removed. The floor
gave way under.them and a cross wall
fell with a thundering crash. Carr
was imprisoned from his waist down
in the debris. The others had gone
down almost strangled by the stream
from the nozzle which was pointing
directly at them. Fortunately none of
these three were even dazed, and they
immediately extricated Carr, who had
been wedged in so tightly that he was
literally pulled out of his boots.
Mother Always Keeps it Handy.
"My mother suffered a long time from
distressing pains and general ill health
due primarily to indigestion," says L. W.
Spalding, Verona, Mo. 4tTwo years ago I
got her to try Kodol. She grew better at
once and now, at the age of seventy-six,
eats anything she wants, remarking that
she fears no bad effects as she has her
bottle of Xodcl handy." Don't waste time
doctoring symptoms. Go after the cause.
If your stomach is sound your health will
be good. Kodol rests the stomach and
strengthens the body by digesting your
food. It is nature's own tonic. J. S. Eugh
son & Co.
Charleston Given Assistance.
The general deficiency appropriation
bill, the last of the big supply meas
ures, has been passed by the house of
re presentai ves. A slight protest was
made against the appropriation of
$500,000 for the Buffalo exposition and
$160,000 for the Charleston exposition,
but finally they were included in the
bill. The measure also carries $45,000
for the payment of the expenses of the.
last illness and death of President.
McKinley, that amount including the
pay of the physicians.
Gov. Beckham has been advised
that Kentucky's claim for interest on
money furnished the Government for
equipping soldiers during the civil
war has been audited by the war
department and will be paid at an
early date. The claim amounts to
Summer complaint is unusually preval
ent among children this season. A well de
veloped case in the writer's family was
cured last week by the timely use of
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy?one of the best patent
medicines manufactured and which is
always kept on hand at the home of ye
scribe. This is not intended as a free puff
for the company who do not advertise with
us, but to benefit little sufferers who may
not be within easy access of a physician.
No family should be without a bottle of
this medicine in the house, especially in
summer-time.?Lansing, Iowa, Journal.
For sale by Dr. A. J. China.