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BLOCKADE MOST BE RAISED.
Venezuela Demands That Powers
Declare Blockade Ended Be
fore Negotiations Begin.
Washington, Jan. 2L?Raising of
the blockade is Venezuela's condi
tion precedent to the formal institu
tion of negotiations with' the powers
for a settlement of their claims. Her
representative? Minister Bowen, has
presented this proposition to the rep
resentatives of the allies here, and
it has been cabled to the foreign offices
at London, Berlin and Rome. Little
progress can be made pending the
receipt of the answers, which it is ex
pected will be in the nature of a
joint reply and may not reach Wash
ington for several days. :^
Considerable reticence is being main
tained by the negotiations as to the
preliminary steps and they are averse
to discussing the nature of Venezuela's
t. initial proposition until a reply to it
I has been made. It is understood, how
ever, that in asking that the blockade
be lifted Minister Bowen let it bo un
derstood that he was in a position to
offer suitable guaranty for the pay
ment of the jest claims of the allies.
He did not state, however, what this
surety was and it is expected the reply $f
,_tbe powers will be in the nature of a
counter proposition that Venezuela
?gree to a settlement of the claims
arising from the injuries done to for
eign citizens in Venezuela.
It developed today that Minister
Bowen's powers include jurisdiction
over the claims of ail foreign coun
tries, Castro having authorized him
to negotiate through the reprseenta
tives at Washington, with all the pow
ers having claims against his country.
No active steps, however, will be
taken until the preliminary difficulties.
have been cleared away.
EUROPE NO LONGER CREDITOR.
European financial papers are casting
horoscopes and predicting that ere
long the debit and credit status of the
old and new world will be reversed.
During the season of liquidation in
the stock market last fall America's
floating indebtedness abroad was
greatly reduced. Late estimates are
.that the amount of floating obligations
to Great Britian and Europe is now
down to $125,000,000. In view of the
fact that we have a favorable monthly
trade balance of not less than $30,000,
000, this figure is not appalling.
It represents the payments which
must be made to this country during
a period not more than five months
ahead. There is no unreality about
this fact The balances are concrete,
and it takes something of real value to
meet them. During the last seven
years the old world has paid over
33,000,000,000 in settlement of trade
balances with the ? United States.
These differences have mainly been
--paid inyStocks and other securities held
abroad. Supplies of this kind of
property have now run very low on
the other side and what remains is in
$he strong boxes of wealthy investors
and will not come out. Some other
way must be found to liquidate. Our
foreign indebtedness will very $con be
wiped out, or all signs are at fault.
Conditions will then be changed and
Europe will become in stern reality
our debtor instead of a fussy creditor,
nervous over every little change in
conditions here and querulous lest
American prosperity be on the wane.
One Hundred Dollars a Box
is the value H. A. Tisdale, Summer ton. S. ;
CL places on De Witt's Witch' iiazel Salve, j
He sa;-s : "I bad the piles for 20 year?. I j
tried many doctors and medicines, b~.z' all
fail*d except DeWiU's Witch? Sazel Salve, j
It cared ine.*' It is a combination of the j
healing properties of Witch Hazel with !
antiseptics and emollients ; reSeves and j
pern-anently cares blind, Heeding, irehing i
and protruding piles, sores, cute, bruises !
eczema, salt rheum and all skin diseases. J
J S Hujrh^ou Cz Co.
The "Ho?and Boats" Scanda!.
Washington, Jan. 21.?The sub
committee of the House committee on
naval affairs, which is investigating
the charge made by Representative
Lessler, of New York, that he had
been approached for the purpose of in
fluencing his action as a member of
the committee upon the preposition
for authorizing the construction of
submarine torpedo boats, will make at j
least a partial report to the full com- j
mittee tomorrow morning at 10'
o'clock. Mr. Lessler was again be- ]
'fore the^ sub-committee today and 1
made an additional statement, in,
which he is said to have used the
names of an Ex-Representative from
New York and another prominent
New York politican. The proceed
ings of the sub-committee were secret
and all the members were unusually
Unconscious From Croup.
During a sudden and terrible attack of
croup our little girl was unconscious from
strangulation, says A. L. Spafford, post
master, Chester, Mich., and a dose of One
Minute Cough Cure was administered and
repeated often. It reduced the swelling
and inflammation, cut the mucus and
shortly the child was resting easy and
speedily recovered. It cures coughs, colds,
iagrippe, and all throat and lung troubles.
One Minute Cough Cure lingers in the
throat and che.-1 and enables the lungs to
con#ibute pure, health-giving oxjgeu to
the blood. J S Hughson & Co.
All the explanations offered in be
half of Mr. Jim Tillman reflect upon
the common sense of the people of
South Carolina. But then it is diffi
cult to attempt to justify assassina
tion ?Washintgon Post.
A GooT Thing.
German Syrup is the special prescrip
tion of Dr. A. Boschee, a celebrated Ger
man physician, and is acknowledged to
be one of the most fortunate discoveries
in medicine. It quickly cures coughs,
colds and hang troubles of the severest
nature, removing, as it does, the cause of
the affection an*! leaving the parts in a
strong and healthy condition. It is not
au experimental medicine, but has stood
the test of years, giving statisfiaction in
every case, which its rapidly increasing
sale every season confirms. Iwo million
bottles sold annually. Boschfe's Cerm:n
Syrup was introduced in the United States
in 1868, and is now sold in every town
and village in the civilized world. Three
doeea will relieve any ordinary cough.
Price 25 and 75 cts. China's Drag Store.
A Woman's Wealth.
GIVES YIGOE AID
STEMGTE TO DEBILITATED AND
EUIT DOWIT WOMEli
It is maintained by many distinguished
writers that the greatness of a nation depends
much upon the physical conditio:! of its
women. The general conditions which con
tribute to health and long life, arc those which
do not imply a rapid and itncqual c\hn-..-:L-:>
of those powers by which life is maintained.
While we assert" that -the women of o::r land
stand peerless for beauty and the virtues that
make them lovable, we cannot' hide the fact
that there are thousands in our midst who,
owing to overwork, worn-, household cares,
and an unequal exhaustion of life power, have
"become weak, nervous, sleepless, and debili
We bring to the attention of all wean",
despondent, hopeless, and sickly women
earth's great rescuer and health builder,
Paine's Celery Compound. Thousands of
healthy women around us owe their present
vigor, activity, and robustness to Paine's
Celery Compound. Mrs. Stephen Smith, St.
Paul, Minn., tells how she was snatched from
the grave; she says:?
" I had a bad attack cf la grippe this spring
and was at death's door, and no one ever
expected me to recover. I was so weak that
as soon as they brought me out of one faint
I was in another. I could not take any
nourishment, and doctors' medicines did me
no good. A friend advised my husband to
get me a bottle of Paine's Celery Compound,
which he did, but had no faith in it. The
second day after taking the Compound, I
began to get real hungry and took an interest
in things. I had everything that money and
loving care could supply, and with that and
Paine's Celery Compound, I am new doing
my own work, while three months ago I was
almost in the grave. I know that I owe my
health and strength to Paine's Gelen- Com
pound, and shall always recommend it."
NO NEED OF
They are easy to use* and
are made for home use and
nome economy. Diamond
Dyes never disappoint and
will make the old clothes
look new. 50 different colors.
Direction book and 45 dyed samples free.
DIAMOND DYES, Burlington, Vt.
THE BANK OF
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depository.
Capital stock paid *7~.0f;0 CO
Undivided surplus. lo.OCO CO
Individual liability of ^icckhold
ers in excess of their stock, 7:>A A)Q 00
Tran?acts a general- banking business:
also has a Savis^ Blank Department. De
pcrit.s cf $1 and upward received. Inter
est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, p-er
annurg. parable semi-a on ixal '.v.
V?. F.*B. HAYKSWORTH, Pr^idcnt.
Aslo assortment of Garden
Large line of fine Havana
A choice line of Toilet and
Fancy Goods to which atten
tion is invited at
DeLordie's Drug Store.
This preparation contains all of the
c?gestants and digests all kinds of
food. It gives instant relief and never
fails to cure. It allows you to eat all
the food you want. The most sensitive
stomachs can take it. By its use many
thousands of dyspeptics have been
cured after everything else failed. It
prevents formation of gas on the stom
ach, relieving all distress after eating.
Dieting unnecessary. Pleasant to take.
It can't help
hut t2o you good
Prepared only by E. C. Pf.Witt&C'o., Chicagf
i The $1. bottle contains 'ZlA times the 50c. size
: J S HUGHSON & CO
More than a hundred acres of tobac
co will be planted at Congaree, Rich
land County this year.
A Scientific Discovery.
Kodol does for the stomach that which
: it is unable to do for itself, even when but
! slightly disordered or over loaded. Kodol
I supplies the natural juicss of digestion
! and does the work of the stomach, relax
\ ing the nervcus tension, while the inflamed
muscles of that organ are allowed to rest
and heal. Kodol digests what you eat and
enables the stomach and digestive organs
to transform all food into rich, Ted blood.1
J S Hughson <fc Co.
A Good Grain Drill ?
A 'Firs-class Hay Press ?
A Mower or Rake ?
A Good Horse or Mule,
A nice Buggy, Carriage,
Wagon,. Harness, or any
If .you do caH on or write to me for
prices I can supply your needs, an
le prices will please you
SDMTER, S. C.
'day a cur?
?eleef<ed in Lexington by
f liens can b<
of all kind?
m a esii^ad of we
Full line of vehicles of all kinds.
A Large quantity of Native Host Proof
Suzater, S. 0., Sept. 10,1802.
Gr. E. RICHARDSON.
arble and Granite
stones and \\
Large Stock Finished Work on Yard.
You will find our prices much lower than you
have been paying. Investigate, call or write j
for designs and prices.
Special discount for the next thirty days.
Office and works 33 E. Liberty Street, Sum
ter, S. C. Aug ll?
ftti Till VklV
wir .W t .nf.i.Vt.'iSII1 'ITl'l Wa?iBa.-lW"r.:iiiT-rr,T''JTi-|,?V,i:.
3 PURITY. S<\ n 0?&tL - -
;j dBK it'll T VEfip.
% 1 sill
PADS AT CUR KENTUCKY DISTILLERY FOR 43 YEARS. F
sr.I praised by thousands of consumers as the best |
whiskc y in tiis v:orld for the i^ast money.
Ssfz&sxces : tJerman Insurance Itank. Bradstrect, or any Express c<< V
?- ? ? ? . ?- ' -?-? ?
First class work and good material. I do good
work as cheap as possible, but do not make a spe
cialty of cheap work.
]ST. Gr. OSTEEN.
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hili sides,
I draining bottoms, <?c.
BANKS H. BOYKIN, D. S.,
Oct 19?o Catchail, S. C.
ATLANTiCTOAST LINE R. B. CO.
TRAINS GOING SOUTH.
Dated May 25 '02. ! No 55 I No 35 ; No 51
No. 52 runs through from Charleston via
Central R. R., leaving Charleston 640a. m.,
Lanes $ 15 a. m.. Planning $ 57 a. in._
TRAINS GOING NORTH.
NoT?T" No 53~i No 50
?Daily. ?' Daily except Sunday.
No. 53 runs thrwujrh to Charleston, S. ('.. via
Central R. R., arriving Manning ? 53 p. m..
Lanes 7 35 p. m.. Charleston :?20 p. m.
Trains on Con way Branch leave Chudbonrn
12 01 i>. m., arrive Con way 2 20 p. mi. returning
leave Conway 2 55 p. m., arrive Chadbourn
520p.*m. leaveChaabburn535p. m., arrive
Elroci S20 p. m.. returning leave' Elrod <S 40 a.
m.. arrive Chadbourn 1125 a. m. Daily ex
W. .T. CEAIG,
Gen'i Pass. Agent
T M. Emerson. TramV Manager.
II. M. Emerson, Assistant Traffic Manager.
TIME TA3LE NO. 2.
fn effect Sunday, May 25. 1902, at 6 a m
Between Wilson'sM il and Sumter.
Between Millard and St Faul.
4 15 0 52 Le
4 20 10 02 ?Ar
Ar 1015 4 40
Le 10 05 4 30
Between Sumter and Camden.
?30 10 20
oc.< 10 02
736 10 42
7 4o 1U47
S 05 11 15
S 15 11 25
N W Junction
Sou Ry. Jnction
fAr Camden Le
(S C & G Ex Depot)
THOS. WILSON. President
'^m^m-^r Trade, Marxs
Anrcne sending a sUetca zr.fi. tfc-Tript-on may
qcic?ly ascertain our <<r.:-.< a free whether an
invention is proaatjlr patenta^te. Omnnicn
t Eonsrict 1>" a avl?er.t is i. I 1 :< "??:I '<">e.'-: o:*. Patente
senr frr>3. Oldest acericv forsecarin^ patents.
Patents taken tttn Mona & Co. receive
spcclalxoticc, wirtioht charce, in the
Tirin<isoTT!e!7 fllnstxatevi weekly. ] rrre.?>t cir
culation di r.nr sw-ieraiae ; ?aroal. 'J'crms. $:? a
year: f0urrnonths?$.t. Soldbyafj newsdealers.
Branch Office, GS5 !' St. Washington. D. C.
ATLANTIC COAST LIME
^ortb-Eastor-i R, R. of \
TRAINS GOING SDPTH
:s,i 14, 1901
_,e Lao es
\t Charleston 6 O-i 'e r>? s.???
f. r Kiorcr^ot
Ho. 52 runs through to /clumbia vl? Ce
al B. R. of S. c
Train* H:;?. 78 an*i S> rua W-Igoh in,
?i7et:ev:!le?3bort L'n?!?and m&k? c-oe
? ir.c^tto^ fcr el! polots Ncrtli.
on C. & D. B. K. leave Plorenn
IkI'v eice;?tSundoT ? 30 o nDjarrve Darlio;
;ou 9 ^ a>, Hartavilie 9 15am, Chsr^
130 i ra, V/tceshcro 2 25 p n '^eav
/"loreoee daily except 8anday 7 55 p 'in, *r
?:ve Darliagtox? * 2C o m, Bannettsville 9 1
. ui, Gib?or p m f.^av<? Fioreoc
iuoday only 9 .".j & ro. arrive Darlicj?tc
Lr?.v.? Gibjos daily oreep? Son'^aj 6 Ox
re, Bc-nnott.cn!if 7 00 a R.r.i7g Derting:
r- 6 CO a Li; ba 7. Dariingtcn 8 c:> a rr, ar
??e Florencf f> li- am. Leave Wadafbcri
h'.Iv except Mcadc.y 3 CO p m, CLe-av? 4 4!
?art?~'?'e 1 00 a id, DarH^.gtoc 6 2!
trt. firrive Floreec?? 7 00 p ro. Leave
? ?' a Sua?Ry oo:j- 3 ".? e m, o
?-.ice ? 25 am.
G n '. AjC
TMS nerecn, T ain .?'f.v^
ri . M Cwe eon ?>6.?9 h t Trhffi ? L ann e;
We promptly obtain U. S. and Foreign
'Send model, sketch or photo of invention for<
free report on patentability. For free book,f
IIowtoSecureTninC IIADIfC write1
Parents and ! \M\Ut-mAnl\? to
Opposite U. S. Patent Office
Pure Corn Whisky
This is old ^^MWkMk stock whisky,
put up in plain ^f^Ka^^ cotton woo<]
cases, holding %mg&3f^im *'<>ur? ?ix am'
Twelve bottles to case. No
marks to indi- cate contents.
If interested in whiskies write for fuii
price list. In ordering remember whisky
cannot be shipped C. O. D.. and all orders
must be accompanied by cash.
Address al 1 communications to .
S. A. LACKEY,
auffi^cm Hamlet, N; 0.
! FIRST 8ATI0SAL ??M ?F
STATE,filTY AND COUNTY DE
FOSiTOHY, Sl'MTERj S. C.
Paid up Oipital - - - - $ 75..0G0 C'?
Sorpins und Pro5?s .... 25.000 OG
Additional Liability, cf Stock
holders ia excess cf tbftir
stock. 75.0C0 CO
Torn! protection .to depositors, 3175.COO OS'
Transacts s Gc-ner^: Backing Business,
ijpeciui attention siv&c tc ccil?etii>r?.=.
Deposits of Si ?r.d upwards received lo
terest allowed at the rate or C per cert pe?
annual, nn amounts above ?5 and cot exceed
ing $300, payable quarterly, on first days o;
January, April, July and October.
R M. WALLACE.
P. L. Edmuxds, President.
SON AND iOOKSMITH.
I take pleasure in giving eo
tice to my friends and the pub
lic generally, that, having re
gained my health, i 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 aud
Shop removed to Xo. 22
West Liberty street, two doors
from Osteen's Book Store.
R S. BR AD WELL.
Is Largest ail Most Complete
Geo, S. Haeker & Son,
dqor& ik%% mm.
Moulding & Building
rffee and VTireroorcf., Kine. v pposite Can
CHARLESTON, S. C.
jSHT" PnrcSias*' our make, whicb we guarant?
superior to any sold South, and
rherebj save money
Window and Fancy Griass a Specialty
October }6 - e
kept by a practical painter of
30 years' experience, where can
be got Lead and Oil mixed any
color, also Readv Mixed Paints
and Paints for different use,
such as Floor, Roof, Iron, Var
nishes, Bronze, Sandpaper, Put
ty, Gold Leaf, Dry Colors, Calso
mine, etc. I want some work
painting and upholstering. I
will paint your house, Kalso
mine or paper the walls cheap,
for while at work I am very
apt to lind a Sofa. Rocker, or
Sideboard tbat needs scraping
and varnishing, also upholstered.
I have some pretty colors in
Morocoline, Hair Cloth, Mohair
Plush, or I may find a Car
riage or Buggy that I will paint
for ten dollars and give you a
set of harness free, or paint the
buggy for five dollars and no
gift Buggy tops $9.00, fitted
on Wheels, steel tires, painted
and put on ready for road,
?10.00 per sett Shafts, paint
ed and trimmed, ?2.00.
Agent for Council's Self-lu
Office in Curtis Houses, Xo
326 South Main street.
H. B. CURTIS.
'Phone 3 96. I paint signs.