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TU?QU680UT SOUTH G?I??S?.
Current Events in the Palmetto
State Laconically Recorded.
--July 1 rural free delivery will be
established at Trenton,
?A new posto?ice has been estab
lished at Mac?n, Lexington county.
?The Senatorial candidates will
speak at Dillon Saturday, June 28.
?The Florentines aie making strong
and united efforts to secure the
Wofford fitting school for their town.
?The people of Greenwood county
propose to hold a county fair this
?A tablet in. memory of Wade
Hampton wae unveiled, with appro
priate rsmonies,. in the Andersen
court house on Wednesday afternoon.
?The eipa?ity of the cotton . oil
mill at Cheraw has been doubled and
complete ,system of water works is
i>e?ng put in,'
?Anderson is to bavera new hosiery
21?1L The work of building will com
r-.nee at once, and it is expected to
lia ve the mill in operation by early
?At last accounts, Gen. M. L.
Bonham, of Anderson, who has been
dangerouslyill,:, ?as getting along
nicely, and iis outlook is more promis
ing for his jece-very.
?Josh Ashl?y; the noted Anderson
statesman, is .opposed in his race for
the State senate by John Hood, a
promi neat and well-known attorn?y of
?Chesterfield county farmers say
that cotton is "'forming" unusually
?los? to the ground this season, and
claim that it is a good sign fora
large crop. .
?Chief Justice Mclver returned to
? liome inOheraw from Savannah on
B?ond?y. His condition is much im
proved. He ?will return to Savannah
early next week.
?J. A. j&iorris, superintendent of
Bb Anderson .cotton mills, has accept
ed: a similar .position with the cotton
mills at Monroe, . Ga., where he -will
.go July L
?G-en. M. L. Bonham, of Ander
son, who was so critically ill all of
last w k, has been holding, his own
sbtee Saturday, and is slightly im
proved. He is stili a very sick man,
?A Ciemson College bulletin tells
*3? a new way of saving sweet potatoes.
T&ej are washed clean, boiled until
cone, sliced up and d essica ted in &
fruit drying house. They keep sound!
.for an idefinitc time.
' -r A little daughter of J. A. Davenr
port; near Green ville, was struck by
Mghtning last week; the flesh being
torn from her foot for several inches,
bat was not severely injured. Her
mother also received a shock.
?The electric trolley line from
.... ugnsta toAiken will .be ready to haul
passengers from Augusta to Clear wa
$er Saturday.or Sunday, and the cars
will be running through to the town
of Aiken by the middle of July.
?Mr. W. W. White, who has been
teller of the Bank of Anderson for
seres&l years, has resigned his posi
tion and will in future devote his
whole time to the marble business of
'W?$<& & Son.
?Charlie. Murphy, ?m Anderson
County negro, became en raged because
o&e of his Children had f?d some hay
that he had for his horse to his cow
his anger he was seized with an apo
pietie fit and fell on the floor and soon
?The three military companies of
Columbia *xe preparing to. celebrate
?he Fourth of July in a manner truly
siartiaL The companies are getting
wck to the state of excellence which
?hey reached before the '* Darlington
?Vice President Gannon, of the
Southern railway, has informed the
railroad commission that he lias just
authorized the commencement of
work on the new depot a? Greenwood,
iareoiving an expenditure of $11,500.
?Monroe Harrison and Handy Ham;
%wo Florence negroes, were playing
cards and quarreled over a jackpot,
when Ham pulled his pistol and shot
Harrison through the heart, killing
??xa almost instantly. Ham is in jail.
He is known as "a bad nigger."
?The new pistol law goes into effect
?Saly 1st So far no manufacturers
lisce begun the makiasr of a pistol
that conforms to tbe requirements of
the said law. The present dealers
"will noe renew their licenses. A sort
of a blind tiger pistol may be expected.
?The case of "Barney" Evans, for
$he murder of Capt. Griffin, which
was to have been tried in the court at
Columbia, has again been postponed,
ou account of the absence of material
witnesses and also his leading attor
neys, John Gary Evans and George
???onnstone, who are with the campaign
?The result of the West Point ca
t?etship examination held at YcrkvilJe
on the 19th has been announced. Cal
ions Ancrum, of Camden, a Ciemson
sophomore, is the principal; John
Ksicey Ashe, of Yorkviile, a Citadel
s?nior, first alternate: W. S. Chaplin,
Sack Hill, a Banks High School boy,
second alternate. There were nine
?The plant, franchises, etc., of the
Consolidated Telephone Co., formerly
tke. Citizens Telephone Co., of Spar
feeburg, was sold tbe other day, un
dter foreclosure proceedings, by A. G.
jPttrman, trustee of the mortgagees.
It was bought in by L. W. Floyd, of
Sfewberry, who was one of those who
iteld the mortgage over it. The price
paid was $32,000.
?Myer's Mill, in Bamwell county,
is an exceedingly small hamlet, whose
passenger business does not amount to
more than $3 a month, but the people
ifcfeere have been as interested in get
t'ir 4 jhv place made a: flag station as
&?e people of Greenwood have been to
sret. s new union depot. The Coast
?iine authorities now announce that
Myer's Mill will be a flag station
Jjtereaf?er for trains 32 and 35.
?A very destructive storm, accom
panied by hail, prevailed in the
southwestern section of Spartanburg
bounty, from Cash vi lie to Woodruff, .
Saturday afternoon. Buildings were
"blown down or unroofed and all crops
were much damaged. A barn of S.
Brockman was destroyed and the
woof torn off his gin house near by.
jfhe dwelling of Willie Phillips was
blown down, bat his family escaped
uninjured. The schoolhouse at Cres
cent was also damaged, trees were up
turned and telephone communciation
in some instances cut off.
?It is said that a new bank is to be
organized at Clinton, with R. Z.
! Wright as president.
?On the Thompson-Dillard farm in
Spartanburg county 500 bushels of
wheat were thrashed from 27 acres.
?The town of Manning's share of
the dispensary profits for the month
of May was $122.70.
?Mack McManus, near Columbia,
has a 27-acre field of cotton which is
covered with blossoms. He is count
ing on two bales to the acre,.
?The citizens about Campobello, in
Spartanburg county, are agitating the
subject of a. new county to be cut
from Spartanburg and Greenville.
?The military, company at Manning
is.now an assured fact, the necessary
number of names having been enroll
?The people of Spartanburg county
do not appear to be much interested
in county, State or Congressional
?Two ppstofSces in South Carolina
vrere destroyed by fire Thursday
night. They were at Westvilie and
Kolb, and were both caused by light
?The congpressionk I conferees on the
naval appropriation bill have reached
ah agreement by which the Charles
ton navy yard will get $500,000 this
year. . ..
?A Spartanburg farmer, says that
early cotton blossoms are not the best
sign for a full crop. .He prefers a
good, vigorous fruitage July 15 to
August 15. That "pans out" better
than a June crop.
?Catawba river, in Lancaster coun
ty, was on a moderate rampage, the
other day, caused by the rains of
Sunday and Sunday night, the 22d in
stant. Considerable bottom corn was
covered by the water and completely
?In Laurens county, on Saturday
afternoon, ' June 2% Silas Mays, a
ne?ro, was killed by lightning. So,
also, was his;. borse, or mule. There
was no storm at the time and little
cloudiness seen. Seven cows, "were
killed by lightning on the same spot
29 years ago.
?A very severe wind and hail
storm visited McCormick and reigh
ijNorhood, Abbeville county, on the 24th
instant The hail lasted about 20
minutes and was the size of marbles
or bird eggs. Much damage was done
to crops. .
?The- Charleston Exposition com
mission has directed Superintendent
Love to pack the South Carolina ex
hibit and store it in a warehouse,
which has been leased from the Con
solidated Company. The exhibit will
remain, stored there - until time for
shipment to the St. Louis fair.
?The river navigation proposition
looking to the putting of the boats
upon the Congaree at once is now ac
tive again, and steps are being taken i
to ran a line of steamers between Co
lumbia and Georgetown. The govern
ment work on the Congaree is pro
?In the Mallory section of Marion
county, the other day, C. M. Proctor
found an alligator, measuring 5 feet,
7 inches, cooling in the shade of a
peach tree back of his house. It was
captured, imprisoned and exhibited,
after which it was killed.
?Arrangements have been perfected
by which Greenwood will have a daily
paper. The Daily Index will be is
sued Tuesday morning, July 22, and
will be continued just as long as the
proper appreciation and support is
?Dr. D. L. Boozer, Sr., the well
known Columbia dentist, died at his
home in Newberry, Thursday, where
he has been living for the past two
years. His wife and five sons survive
him. They are Dis. J. W. and J. E.
Boozer, of Columbia; Dr. D. L.
Boozer, Jr., and Messrs. J. B. and E.
R. Boozer, of Newberry.
?Dr. S. S. Daniel, convicted in
the Spartanburg court of obtaining
goods under false pretenses and
recommended to mercy, has been sen
tenced by Judge Watts to pay a fine of
$150 and imprisonment for l months
in the chaingang or penitentiary.
He has appealed.
?W. B. Smith, the Birmingham
gambler, who shot and killed Howard
Allen in Brooks Hariey's gambling
place in Columbia, has been tried snd
acquitted of the charge of murder and
found guilty of carrying concealed
weapons. He was fined $50, which he
paid at once.
?A United States pension examin
ing board will be established in upper
South Carolina, with Greenville as
headquarters. The board will consist
of three physicians. This will be a
great convenience for applicants in
that section, as heretofore they have
been compelled to go either to Hen
dersonville or Asheville to be exam
?Two unknown robbers, one white
and the other black, held up and rob
bed W. F. Willingham, of Walhalla,
on the public road, as he was return
ing from Newry, the . other night, se
curing about $40 in money and a pis
tol. Mr. Willingham shot at one of
the robbers but missed him. The
robber then wrenched the weapon cut
of Mr. Willingham's hands and shot
him through the calf of the leg.
?A terrific wind, rain and light
ning storm visited Spartanburg
Thursday evening between 8 and 9
o'clock. A portion of the Spartan
Inn was unroofed and 25 rooms badly
damaged ; Spartan mills Nos. 1 and 2
were partially unroofed and suffered
severely : St. John's A. M. E. church
was blown down and other damage
done. No person was killed or in
?Solomon Brilles, a prominent
merchant of Georgetown, who mysteri
ously disappeared the latter part of
April, has been fceard from. It seems
that under the stress of business trou
bles he wandered oif, boarded a train
and landed in a Western city, where he
fell from a street car and was for a
number of weeks in a hospital. Upon
his recovery and discbarge from the
hospital he put himself in communi
cation with his wife and ho is now
under her care rapidly recovering.
?Farmers are sorely pressed just
now. It is a critical time with them.
After the recent heavy rains even
field needed plowing at once : spring
oats had to be cut ; stubble had to be
sown in peas and corn, as the farmer
preferred. There will be no time for
rest nntil about the middle of July.
?F. B. Fishbnrne, a freight con
ductor on the Southern Railway be
tween Charlotte and Columbia, is at
the head of a movement to hold in Co
lumbia, s?me time next fall, a tourna
ment among the chess players of the
State, one feature of which will be a
contest for the championship of the
State, the winner to be presented with
a beautiful gold medal, suitably en
"I am using a box of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets and find them
the bestjthingfor my stomach I ever used,"
says T. W. Robinson, Justice of the Peace,
Loo mis, Mich, These, Tablets not only
correct disorders of the stomach but regu
late the liver and bowels. They are easy
to take and pleasant in effect. Price 20
cents per box. For sale by Dr. A. J. China.
Progress of the Campaigns.
The Senatorial meeeting. at Flor
ence Friday was entirely uneventful
and nothing sensational developed.
Not more than 200 people were
The State campiagn circus exhibited
at Hampton and was attended by
about 400 voters. Col. Tillman again
arraigned CoL Talbert. Then Tillman
found he had waked up a tartar in
modestly assaling Dr. . Timmerman's
record, Dr. Timmerman vigorously
retorting by administering a dose of
Tillman's medicine very effectively.
Blease and Sloan had one of the warm
est verbal encounters of the campaign,
followed by one on the part of Gunter
and Stevenson, which was too warm
to be called cooL The lovefeast plat
form was again endorsed by all the
candidates for governor. Capt. Hey
ward was again presented with flowers,
and Boyd Evans was also the recipient
of a handsome bouquet. Commissioner
Wilborn was the aggressive one and his
speech well received.
The Same Old Story.
<J. A. Kelly relates an experience similar
to that which has happened in almost
every neighborhood in the United States
and has been told and re-told by thousands
of others. He says : "Last summer I had
an attack of dysentery and purchased a
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,' Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy, which I used according
to directione and with entirely satisfactory
results. The trouble wa3 controlled much
quicker than former attacks when I used
other remedies." Mr. Kelly is a well known
citizen of Henderson, N. C. For sale by
Dr. A. J. China.
The Citadel Commencement.
Special to The Daily Item.
Charleston, June 27. ?The com
mencement exercises of the South
Carolina Miltary Academy began to
day and wiU continue until the 30th
instant, inclusive. Among the read
ers of The Item there are a number of
former students'and graduates of this
institution, who will be interested in
the program of the exercises, which is
Friday, June 27, 12 m.?Assembly
of board of visitors ; 8.30 p. m.?vale
dictory exercises of the Calliopean
and Polytechnic literary societies.
Saturday, June 28, 10 a. m.?Re
view and inspection of the "corps of
cadets, and inspection of barracks by
the board of visitors; 4 p. m.?Com
petitive company drill for company
badge; individual drill for "Star of
the West" medal: dress parade.
Sunday, June 29, 11 a. m.?Com
mencement sermon at Citadel Square
Baptist Church, by Rev John G.
Beckwith, class of 1892.
Monday, June 30, 11 a. m.?Gradu
ating exerises at Hibernian Hall ; an
nual, address by Rev. J. A. R.
Scherer, of Charleston; addresses by
members of tho graduating classes;
delivery of diplomas by the chairman
of the board of visitors.
?f a Man Lie to You
and say that some other salve, ointment,
lotion, oil or alleged healer is as good as
Bucklen's Arnica Salve tell him thirty
years Of marvelous cures of Piles, Burns,
Boils, Corns, Eelons, Ulcers, Cuts, Scalds,
Bruises and Skin Eruptions prove if s the
best and cheapest. 25c at J. F. W. De
Lorme's drug store.
To describe adequately "The
World's Great Disasters" is the task
set C. Bryson Taylor, in the July Ev
erybody's Magazine. He has written
in superb style the stories of the de
struction of Pompeii, the earthquake
at Lisbon, the passing of Port Royal
and the cataclysm at Yeddo, picturing
the life of these cities at the moment
of destruction. Photographs of the
rains of St. Pierre accompany the
article. The interest of "A Lost Art
Revived" is pictorial?here are re
produced the Leoni illuminations of
the Declaration of Independence and
the Constitution of the United States.
The parchments are set off with fine
miniatures of the great men of Revolu
tionary days and scenes in the history
of America. Donald Murray, inventor
of the Postal Telegraph system of
Writing Telegraphy, writes the
"Strange Story of the Printing Tele
graph." "The Delights of Salmon
Fishing" are described by Charles
Hallock and finely depicted by
Dugmore and other photographers.
A "Revival of Feminine Handicraft,"
by Minnie J. Reynolds, describes the
new movement which promises to pro
vide general employment for men and
women having an artistic sense. There
is also a capital description of Grand
Prix Day in Paris, telling of the
habits and manners of the French
grande monde on that great occasion,
together, of course, with the toilettes
Saves A Woman's Life.
To have given up would have meant
death for Mrs. Lois Crag^, of Dorchester,
Mass. For jears she had endured untold
misery from a severe lung trouble and
obstinate cough. "Often," she writes, "I
could scarcely breathe and sometimes could
not speak. All doctors and remedies failed
till I used Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption and was completely cured."
Sufferers from Conghs, Colds, Throat and
Lung Trouble need this grand remedy, for
it never disappoints. Cure is guaranteed
by J. F. W. DeLorme. Price 50c and $1.00.
Trial bottles free. 1
king edward's condition.
His Britannic Majesty Shows Won
derful Recuperative Power.
London, June 25?Midnight.?King
Edward's condition tonight is even
more satisfactory than has been indi
cated by the last bulletin. He has
made a decided improvement and the
feeling at Buckingham Palace is very
hopefuL His Majesty is able to take
nourishment ; he had some scrambled
eggs and a little hock and soda this
evening and with his own hands he
opened several telegrams.
The following statement was made
on the highest medical authority :
"Until the tubes now draining the
cavity of the. abscess have been with
drawn it will be impossible to feel
certain that the King Will pull
through. What his physicans now
have to fear is that peritonitis or
hemorrhage may supervene. There
most always be this danger in such,
cases. Again, it is a fact that an
abscess due to Perityphlitis may hav?
a fatal, issue without any warning
symptoms. All of the indications
are often masked until the post mor
tem, and there are many cases on record
where the disease was only discovered
after death from an extraneous cause,
such as an accident. At any rate, the
King's grave illness must invalid him
for a long time."
The King's mind is entirely clear,
and it is his wish that the arrange
ments for the dinner to about 500,000
of the poor of London on July 5 be
proceeded with. The dinner involves
the employemnt of over 6,800 stewards,
ah army of waiters and 1,500 music
The dinner will be given.
London, June 26?Midnight.?Those
around King Edward are astonished
at his rapid recovery. The slightly
annoying symptoms mentioned in the
bulletin issued at 11 o'clock tonight
are quite inconsequential when com
pared to the fact, which has since
been learned, that his majesty again
took' food tonight and was afterward
allowed to smoke a cigar. Queen
Alexandra sat with her husband all
the evening and only left him after he
had fallen into a peaceful sleep.
Vacation time is here and the children
are fairly living out of doors. There could
be no healthier place for them. You need
only to guard against the accidents inci
dental to most open air sports. No remedy
equals DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve for
quickly stopping pain or removing danger
of serious consequences. For cute, scalds
and wounds. "I used DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve for sores, cuts and bruises,"
says L. B. Johnson, Swift Tex. "It is the
best remedy on the market," Sure cure
for piles and skin diseases. Beware of
counterfeits. J. S. Hughson & Co.
How he Murdered a Pretty Young
Lady in Church.
Atlanta, June 26.?Millard Lee will
have to swing for the murder of pret
ty Miss Lilla Suttle, in Walez Chapel
church at Ben Hill, unless the su
preme court interferes, which is not
thought likely. The trial of the case
was concluded yesterday afternoon,
when the jury returned a verdict of
guilty, without recommendation.
Judge Candler immediately sentenced
the prisoner to be hanged on July 21.
Lee has undergone the trying or
deals of two trials in as many weeks?
the first to test his sanity, and the
second in the vain effort to save his
He was infatuated with Miss Suttles,
who repelled his advances, because, it
was stated, she considered her station
above that of Lee.
On the fatal Sunday Lee went to
the quiet church at Ben Hill, and sat
close behind Miss Suttles. After the
benediction, he approached the group
in which she stood, and calling her
to one side asked to take ber home.
She replied that she had company,
and turned to join the group.
"If I can't take you, no one else
will," he cried, and shot her. With a
scream she ran toward her father,
and Lee shot again, the ball almost
penetrating her body. With the cry,
"Oh, papa," she fell into her fa
ther's arms and died.
Lee escaped and was captured the
next morning near Walton, in Cobb
county, and brought to the Atltanta
Another ridiculous food fad has been
branded by the most competent authori
ties. They have dispelled the silly notion
that one kind of food is needed for brain
another for muscles, and still another for
bones. A correct diet will not only nour
ish a particular part of the body, but it
will sustain every other part. Yet, how
ever good your food may be, its nutriment
is destroyed by indigestion or dyspepsia.
You must prepare for their appearance or
prevent their coming by taking regular
doses of Green's August Flower, the favor
ite medicine of the healthy millions. A few,
doses aids digestion, stimulates the liver to
healthy action, purifies the blood, and
makes you feel buoyant and vigorous. You
can get this reliable remedy at DeLorine's
Pharmacy or Sumter Pharmacy. Get
Green's Special Almajo.
Jim Tillman was "Tired."
Jim Tillman and some friends took
a street car ride in Charleston, the
other night. The Charleston Post
thus tells the story :
"This is Chicory Park, the damned
est longest ride that I ever got for my
money.'' This is the way that Jim
Tillman, the parliamentarian, deliver
ed himself when the car reached the
station at Chicora Park about 10
o'clock last night. He was accompan
ied by four friends. They all repeated
the remark of Tillman in turn. They
were all probably candidates for offices
or coat-tail swingers, and they wanted
to be in accord with their chieftain.
One of the party suggested that sleep
ing cars ought to be put on tho run,
which seemed to find readv acceptance
among the statesmen. Ther^ is no
question of the fact that a sleep Crould
have proven a good thing for th? en
tire party, they needed it.
THE COAST LINE SHAKE-UP.
Capt. W. N. Royal and Capt. 6. 6. Lynch
A circular has been issued by Gen
eral Manager Kenly, of the Atlantic
Coastline, giving the details of the
changes in the operating department of
the greater Coast Line.
The changes 'announced will be
i effective on July 1, when the formal
j consolidation of the A. C. L. and
! Plant system goes into effect.. Capt.
W. N. Royall has been promoted,
having been made general superin
tendent of the first division, while
Capt. G. G. Lynch takes his place
under the new title of district super
intendent, with his office at Charles
ton. Mr. Royall's jurisdiction . ex
tends from Charleston to Richmond,
covering the most important lines of
the Coast Line.
It is not yet known who will take
Capt. Lynch's piace, though the
names of several have been mentioned.
Commencing Julyt 1, 1902, the At
lantic Coast Line will be operated in
two divisions, viz : The first division
and the second division.
The first division will comprise all
of the roads north of Charleston,
which prior to July 1, 1902, constitut
ed the Atlantic Coast Line railroad.
The second division will comprise
all of the roads south of Charleston,
which formerly constituted the Plant
System of railways.
The first division will embrace the
following districts, which were form
erly called divisions: Richmond Short
Cut, Charleston, Wilmington, Yadkin,
Columbia, Norfolk, Florence, Au
The second division will embrace
the following districts, which were
formerly divisions: First, second,
third, fourth, fifth, sixth.
Local superintendents who formerly
had the title of "division superin
tendent' ' will hereafter be called
Mr. W. N. Royall has been appoint
ed general superintendent and Mr.
John F. Divine assistant general su
perintendent of the first division, with
offices at Wilmington.
At the meeting of the Atlantic Coast
Line directors in Richmond, the other
day, the following resolution was
"That it is hereby declared that the
employes of the Savannah, Florida
and Western Railway who are in em
ployment at midnight on the 30th day
of June, 1902, will be employes of the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Compa
ny when it assumes the operation of
the Savanaah, Florida and Western
Whatever changes are to be made,
therefore, will be made during the
next week or on the Monday follow
ing, which is the last day of the
month. Some of the leading officials
of the Plant System have been noti
fied that they will be retained in the
consolidation and others do not know
where they are to land. Some of the
offices and ositions will, of course,
be abolished and others will be cre
Don't Fail to Try This.
Whenever an honest trial is given to
Electric Biters for any trouble it is recom
mended for a permanent cure will surely
be effected. It never fails to tone the
stomach, regulate the kidneys and bowels,
stimulate the liver, invigorate the nerves
and purify the blood. It's a wonderful
tonic for run-down systems. Electric
Bitters positively cures Kidney and Liver
Troubles, Stomach Disorders, Nervousness,
Sleeplessness, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and
expels Malaria. Satisfaction guaranteed
by J. F. W. DeLorme. Only 50 cents.
Arrested for Burning His Store.
P. H. Madden has been arrested at
Cross Hill, Laurens County, charged
with burning his own and three other
stores at Cross.Hill on the night of June
12. The arrest was made by a detective.
Madden is an elderly man and is well
connected. He had $500 insurance on
his store and $2,000 on his stock. The
governor and town council of Cross
Hill each offered $100 reward for the
It is stated that detectives searched
Madden's house and found articles
that had come from his store. Mad
den claims to be able to satisafctorily
The Best Liniment for Strains.
Mr. F. H. Wells, the merchant at Deer
Park, Long Island, . Y., says : "I always
recommend Chamberlains Pain Balm as
the best liniment for strains. I used it last
winter for a severe lameness in the side,
resulting from a strain, and was greatly
pleased with the quick relief and cure it
effected." For sale by Dr. A. J. China.
Next Week the Revenue Repeal
Act Goes Into Effect.
The revenue repeal act, which re
moves all that is left of the war tax,
goes into effect on the first day of July,
the beginning of the fiscal year. On
that date the internal revenue laws
will return to the point at which they
were at the beginning of the Spanish
At the commencement of hostilities
Congress, in the endeavor to increase
the revenue of the government com
mensurate with the increased expenses
caused by the enormous outlay in con
ducting the war, raised tax on all
things already taxed, and taxed things
that had not been from the time of the
removal of the same after the great
One year ago the tax on beer was
reduced from $2 per barrel, with a
discount of ll-> per cent., reduc
ing it to $1.85 per barrel, with no
discount. On the first of July the tax
will be 81 per barrel.
The stamp tax on bank cheeks, bills
of lading, express receipts, telegraph
messages and warehouse receipts was
repealed last year. There was left a
small fraction of the stamp taxes on
brokers' contracts, drafts and bills of
exchange: all these are now wiped
Similar action has been taken in
regard to cigars, which are put back
substantially to the former rates.
On manufactured tobacco the tax will
be reduced from 9 6-10 to 6c. per pound.
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BANKS H. , D. S.,
Oct 19?o Catchail, S. C.
GUN AND LOCKSMITH.
I take pleasure in giving no
tice to my friends and the pub
lic generally, that, having re
gained my health, ? have re^
opened my shop, and am ready
to do any work in the
line of Guns, Locks, Sewing
Machines, &c. Prices reasona
ble, work done promptly and
Shop removed to No. 22
West Liberty ?street, two doors
from Osteen's Bcok Store.
R S. BEAD WELL.
TIME TABLE NO. 2.
In effect Sunday, May 25, 1902, at 6 a m
Between Wilson's Mill and Sumter.
No 73 STATIONS No 72
300 ? Le Sumter Ar 1201
3'03 Summerton Junction 1157
3 IT Tindal 1125
330 Packsville II00
4 05 Silver 1035
4 40 Millard 95S
5 00 Summerton 9 47
545 Davis 934
6 00 Jordan 922
6 45 * Ar Wilson's Mill Le 9 05
Between Millard and St Paul.
73 75 STATIONS 72 74
pm am am pm
4 15 9 52 Le Millard Ar 1015 4 40
420 10 0:? ?Ar St Paul Le 10 05 ?30
Between Sumter and Camden.
Southbound Trains. Northbound Trains.
69 71 , STATIONS 70 68
pm am. am pm
?36 10 20 ?Le Sumter Ar 9 00 545
6 38 10 02 NW Junction 8 58 5 43
6 58 1022 Dalzell S 25 512
716 1032 Borden S 00 4$$
7 36 10 42 Remberts 7 40 4 43
7 46 10 47 Ellerbee 7 30 438
8 05 1115 SouRy. Jnction 710 4 25
815 1125 *Ar Camden Le 7 00 415
(S C & G Ex Depot)
TflOS. WILSON. President.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE R. R. CO.
TRAINS GOING SOUTH.
Dated May 25, '02. J No 55 j No 35 ? No 51
Leave Wilmington *3 45 +6 00
Leave Marion 653 S 45
Arrive Florence 7 50 - 9 25
Leave Florence *S15 *345
Arrive Sumter 9 30 4 48
Leave Sumter 9 30 *9 50
Arrive Columbia_10 55 1110_
~No. 52 runs through from Charleston via
Central R. R.. leaving Charleston 6 40 a. m..
Lanes 815 a. m.. Manning S 57 a. m.
TRAINS GOING NORTH.
No 54 j No 53 j No 50
am pm pm
Leave Columbia *6 55 *4 55
Arrive Sumter S 20 615
Leave Sumter S 20 *6 35
Arrive Florence 9 35 7 50 +7-55
Leave Florence !010 S 30
Leave Marion 10 53 9 00
Arrive Wilmington 1 40_11 45
*Daily. tDaily except Sunday.
No. 53 runs through to Charleston. S. C via
rentrai R. R., arriving Manning 6 53 p. m..
Lanes 7 35 p. m.. Charleston 9 ?0 p. m.
Trains on Conway Branch leave Chadbonrn
12 01 p. m.. arrive Conway 2 20 p. m.. returning
leave Conway 2 55 p. m., arrive Chadbourn
5 20 p.m. leave Chadbourn 5 35 p. m., arrive
Elrod S 20 p. m., returning leave F.lnxl S 40 a.
m., arrive Chadbourn 1125 a. m. Daily ex
H. M. EMERSON.
Gen'I Pass. iront
J. R. KENLY. Gen'I Manager.
T. M. Emerson. Traffic Manager.
SOUTHERN RY. SCHEDULE.
Leave Charleston. 7 a. m.; Arrive Sum
ter, 11.50 a. in.
Leave Columbia. 7.00 a. m.; Arrive Sum
ter, 11.50 a. m.
Leave Columbia. 3.10 p. m.; Arrive Sum
ter, 5.15 p. m.
Leave Camden, 7.30 a. m.; Arrive Sum
ter, 11.50 a. m.
Leave Sumter, 8.45 a. m.: Arrive Colum
bia, 11.15 a. m.; Arrive Camden, 11.25 a. m
Leave Sumter, 2.20 p. m.; Arrive Charles
ton, 7.30 p. m.