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1982 CROP OF COTTON.
CENSUS OFFICE PUBLISHES
FINAL FIGURES FROM RE?
PORTS OF SINNERS.
More Than Eleven Million Bales Ginned
D?ring the Last Year.
Washingfea,' May 5.-The census
office today made public the final
figures of cotton production obtained
from the reports of cotton ginners. The
quantity of cotton ginned from the
growth of 1902, exclusive of linters,
amounted... to ll,078,882 running
bales. Bite as pressed at the gin?
neries/are equal to^ 10,630,945 balea of
a 500-p?uad standard, or counting
ronnd bat?s> as half bales 10,508,250.
During tile four years covered by the
ginning reports of the census office the
average crop, exclusive of linters,
has been 9.902,277 bales of 500 pounds.
The crop of 1902 shows an increase of
728,688 bales over this average. While
the crops of 1899 and 1901 show de?
crease of 556,886 and 392,532 bales
respectively. For the crop of 1902 there
has been a general increase in all the
States, both east and west of the
Mississippi river, with the exception
of Alabama and Texas. Drought in
Alabama and the boll weevil in Texas
are responsible for the losses in those
States. . 1
The report contains many interesting
details concerning the variation of
production in the various sections of
the country. For instance, attention
is called to the degree of compensation
which has been maintained for the
past three crops between the divisions
of the cotton belt as made by the Mis?
sissippi river. East of the Mississippi
production decreased in 1900 313,256
bales. This was more than offset by
the * increase west of the Mississippi
river of 1,090,892 bales, or 25.7 per
cent In 1902 the territory east of the
Mississippi increased its production
ina manner which largely compensates
for the material loss west of the river.
The per cent of the country's pro?
duction grown in 1902 east and west
of the Mississippi was 53.6 and 46.4,
respectively, against 47.2 and 52.8 in
-1900. To show the extent of the re?
duction in the cotton crop in Texas it
is shown that whereas in 1900 that
State produced 34 per cent, of the en?
tire crop of the United States, or
about one-quarter of the cotton supply
of the world, in 1902 the Texas pro?
duct was only a little over 23 per cent
of the entire product of this country.
The Stetes showing the most notice
: able ' increases in production in 1902
are Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and
The increase in Arkansas is remark?
able, being 264,622 bales, or more
than 37 per cent over the total re?
ceipts for the smallest crop-that of
1889-and 157,221, or over 19 per cent
over that bf 1900, tthe largest crop
prior tb that of 1902. There was also
a large increase in the production of
Indian Territory and Oklahoma. The
?combined crops of these territories
rf or 1902. were 545,382 bales, as com?
pared with 215,591 baies for 1899, an
increase of 329,791 bales, or 153 per
The figures on the ginning industry
show that there are 30,948 ginneries in
the United States. The average num?
ber of bales ginned per active estab?
lishment in Texas was 563, in Indian
territory 855, and in Oklahoma 993,
against 254-in Alabama 292 in Georgia
and 206 in North Carolina. This
great difference in the average number
of bales of cotton handled per establish?
ment is due to the extensive employ?
ment ia the newer cotton producing
States of modern methods o? handling
seed cotton and a more general em?
ployment of round bale presses.
The value of the crop for 1902 is
estimated at $501,897,134, making it
tiie second most valuble crop of the
United States, corn taking first rank
and wheat third. The value of the
raw cotton exports for 1902 is given at
?290,651,819 giving that article the first
place in value in American exports.
The export price for 1902 was about 1
cent per pound less tann that of 1901.
The value cf the cotton crop of 1902
in the States included in the Louisiana
purchase is given at $113,885,044, or
more than $5,000,000 more than the
original price paid to France for that
territory with interest at 2 per cent,
compounded to the present time.
The rapid development of the cotton
. seed oil industry is represented as
annually increasing the quantity of
s'iort cotton saved io the commercial
world Jby the reginni?g of cotton seed
for oil extraction. A canvass of this
industry bas developed the fact that!
530 cotton seed oil mills have been
operated during the season of 1902-3
and that they have obtained from the
reginning of seed of the growth of
1902 linters amounting to i96,223 bales
of 500 pounds each.
Cotton bulletins are premised at
more frequent intervals in future
years. The first report for next season
will cover all cotton ginned of the
growth of 1903 up to Sept 1 : the
second, to Oct. 18 : the third to Nov.
18: the fourth to Dec. 13; the fifth
will be the final report, and will cover
the total growth of the year.
Several of the newspapers are
lamenting the recent death by a fall of
Diavolo, the loop the loop artist,
who was here last year with a circus.
It is all very sad except that Mr.
Diavolo is not dead, did not fall and
is not hurt, lt was his understudy
who folland was fatally injured, dying
later in a hospital.
New Orleans, May 6.-Work on the
Hy melia crevasse, 35 miles above this
city, which has been running for sev?
eral weeks, has finally been abandon?
ed. No further attempt will be made
to mend the broken levee until the
river is again within its banks. Over
$150,000 has been expended in the
effort to close the crevasse. While the
effort has not succeeded,' the propor?
tions of the break have been so much
reduced as to materially curtail the
Recent experiments, by practical tests
and examinations with the aid of the
X-Rays, establish it as a fact that Catarrh
of the Stomach is not a disease of itself,
but thai it results from repeated attacks
of indigestion. "How Can I Cure My Indi?
gestion?" Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is curing
thousands. It will cure you of indigestion
and dyspepsia, prevent or cure catarrh of
the stomach. Kodoi digests what you eat
-makes the stomach sweet. Sold by J. S.
Hughson ? Co.
TERRIBLE COLLISION AT SEA.
Old Dominion Liner Sinks a Glyde
TWENTY PERSONS DROWNED.
THE HAMILTON COMING SOUTH FROM
NEW YORK MEETS THE SAGINAW
From Norfolk in a Dense Fog Off the
Virginia Coast About One Hundred and
Fifty Miles From Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va, May 5.-A collision at
3ea that cost the lives of twenty or
more people and the sinking of the
Clyde steamship Saginaw by the old
Dominion Steamship Company's liner
Hamilton occurred between Winter
Quarter light ship and Fenwick Island
light ship, on the Virginia coast, at
4.l0 o'clock this morning. The
Hamilton left New York yesterday
afternoon for Norfolk, and the Saginaw
passed out the Virginia capes at 9
o'clock last night bound from Rich?
mond and Norfolk for Philadelphia. A
I dense fog settled along the coast short?
ly after nightfall and both vessels
were going at reduced speed when the
The scene of the collision is about
thirten or fourteen miles off the shore
and between 180 and 200 miles, south
of New York, or between 150 and 140
miles north of Norfolk. The fog
whistles of beth vessels were distinct?
ly' heard by each other for several
minutes before the collision occur?
red.' According to Capt. Boaz, of
the Hamilton, his ship was going about
nine miles an hour and the Saginaw
about ten. The fog was so thick
that objects a ship's length away were
invisible and when the two crafts hove
in sight of each other, bow on, there
was but a moment's interim before
The Saginaw veered, as did the
Hamilton, but they had not the time
to-clear each other and the knife-like
steel prow of the south-bound vessel
struck' the Clyde ship on the port
quarter about 20 feet from her stern,
cutting the entire rear of the ship
away. The. in-rushing water caused
the Saginaw to settle rapidly in the
stern and the impetus of the Hamil?
ton took her out of sight of the crip?
pled vessel. Engines already reversed
were put fnll steam to the rear and
the Hamilton circled to the scene of the
wreck, at the same time lowering two
life boats. There was consternation
among the pasengers of the Old
Dominion ship and first thoughts were
for their safety, but so soon as it was
discovered that the ship was practical?
ly uninjured, only some bow plates
being stove in, all efforts were direct?
ed to the rescue of the Saginaw's com?
When the Saginaw was again sighted
her stern was under water and her
bow high in the air. Panic-stricken
people rushed over her decks and
scrambled toward the bow. Life
boats were being lowered and into the
first fifteen colored women were placed,
according to Second Officer W. L.
Morris, who was in command. The
boat was swamped as it struck the
water and its occupants were thrown
into the sea. AU were drowned ex?
cept the second officer and the colored
stewardess, who was caught by First
Officer Goslee and held until a boat
from the Hamilton reached them. The
woman died before the small boat
reached the Hamilton, more from in?
juries received by the impact of the
collision than by drowning.
In the meantime the rush of waters
into the bow of the Saginaw had
caused the decks to burst their fasten?
ings with a roar like the report of big
guns and tons of freight of all kinds
soon littered the sea. To this the
struggling people in the water clung
and many were rescued by the boats
from the Hamilton and Saginaw.
Before the life boats of the Hamil?
ton had reached the Saginaw the latter
had disappeared beneath the waves
and nothing but her topmasts were
visible. To these several men were
clinging, one of whom was the aged
captain of the Saginaw, J. S. Tun
nell When he was taken off it was
found that he had sustained severe,
if not serious, internal injuries.
The Hamilton hovered round the
scene of the wreck for over an hour,
but no sign of life could be seen among
the mass of floating freight. Two
bodies, one of a man and the other of
a woman, both clad in night dress,
were observed drifting between the
bales of cotton and cases of goods.
Loraine, O., May 5.-Father Walser, I
arrested last Saturday morning in con-1
nection with the murder of Agatha
Reichlin, was brought to this city to?
night from the county jail at Elyria
and discharged from the charge of
murder which was placed against him
at that time. Prosecuting Attorney
Stroupsaid: "After having listened
to the evidence presented at the in?
quest today I can see that there is not
sufficient evidence to hold the defen?
dant. The action taken on the part
of the officers in arresting Father Wal?
ser has been in accordance with their
duty. A terrible crime has been com?
mitted and if the suspicion of guilt
had been placed against any other
person I can assure you he would not
have been treated as the defendant
A special from Oakland, says : The
stock farm recently organized by
David Alderman is an innovation for
this section, where heretofore this
industry received little or no atten?
tion, and was run by primitive
methods. Mr. Alderman has received
about $10,000 worth of stock, including
swine. The farm is under the man?
agement of a Clemson graduate, Mr.
Hicklin. It is enclosed by modern
fencing and Bermuda sod and are be?
ing laid and sown.
A Little Early Riser
Now and then at bedtime will cure consti?
pation, biliousness and liver troubles. De
Witt's Little Early Risers are the famous
little pills that cure by arousing tr e secre?
tions, moving the bowels gently, yet effec?
tually, and giving such tone and strength
to the glands of the stomach and liver that
the cause of the trouble is removed entire?
ly, and if their use is contiaued for a few
days, there will be no return of the com?
plaint. Sold by J. S. Hughson & Co.
PROTECTED BY THE COURTS.
Further Efforts of the Inter-State
Commerce Commission to Pre?
vent Discrimination in Rail?
Richmond, Va, May 5.-Thc United
States Circuit Court of Appeals has
affirmed the decisions of the lower
Court in the case of the Inter-State
commerce commission against the
Southern Railway, in which the
plaintiff claimed that in purchasing
the Atlantic and Danville Railway the
Southern Railway violated the Antr
The object of the suit was to obtain
a reduction of the frieght rates at
Danville, Va, which were claimed to
be excessive compared with the rates
in force in Richmond, Lynchburg and
other Southern cities. The plaintiff
contended that the Southern Railway
sought to take advantage of its own
wrong in violating the Anti-Trust Act
by treating Danville as a non-compet?
itive point and charging rates on
freight that are nearly double what
they are to competitive points.
The Court below, in rendering its
decision, said the evidence is, that
while there was competition in solicit?
ing business between the Southern
and the Atlantic and Danville, this
competition did not reduce rates ; that
the fact that the Danville rates were
as low as the Richmond and Lynch?
burg rates prior to 1886 does not affect
the question ; that this was prior to
the passage of the Anti-Trust Act
and .prior to the reduction in rates
by the Norfolk and Western and the
Chesapeake and Ohio, and that the
wrong therefore that is charged
against the Southern Railway is the
purchase of the Atlantic and Danville
Road, but as the rates are as low now
as they were at the time of the pur
; chase, it does not appear that the de
; fendant has taken an inequitable ad?
vantage of the purchase.
WASHINGTON'S MANY LETTERS.
Ten Thousand in Existence, all
Beautifully and Carefully Written.
In a recent oration on the life and
character of Washington, delivered be?
fore the University of Pennsylvania,
Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, the famous
physician and man of letters, made
some statements in regard to our first
president which, we dare say, will be
new even to many who have supposed
themselves to be thoroughly familiar
with the facts of his life. These state?
ments refer toWashington's remarkable
productivity as a letter-writer, and
also to the character and range of his
correspondence. There are some 10,000
letters in existence written by Wash?
ington, we are informed by Dr. Mitch?
ell, 2,000 of them being in one collec?
tion. And such letters! None are
hasty scrawls, none mere trifles, none
have that clipped, telegraphic styles
common in this rapid and feverish age.
All are beautifully and carefully writ?
ten, with never a sign of haste,, ner?
vousness or passion. They range over
every conceivable subject, from the
care of his slaves, dogs, and horses and
the planting of crops to the most
weignty matters of State, and are ad?
dressed to all classes and ranks of peo?
ple, from the overseers of his planta?
tion, and his loving nephews and
nieces to generals in the field and
diplomats in foreign ?ourts. For all
alike there is simplicity, dignity and
grace. Reticence in regard to matters
of the heart was characteristic of
Washington, and is illustrated by the
fact that in all this vast number of
letters which he left behind there are
but two addressed to his wife. It is
certain that he wrote many such, for
he was an affectionate husband, and
whether they were destroyed by her at
his direction cannot be known, but it
is reasonable to suppose that such
was the case, for Washington was a far?
sighted man, and nothing could have
been more repugnant to his spirit
than the thought of having such let?
ters dragged out to public review in af?
Francis E. Rigby, a retired real
estate agent of Chicago, who died re?
cently, made a will containing but fif?
teen words, and the lawyers say it
cannot be broken. The instrument
was dictated by the dying man to his
physician, who scribbled these words
on the back of a prescription blank :
"One-half of my fortune to Ann Rig
by Fowler, of Leeds, Yorkshire ; one
half to my wife."
Dr. Demploff, the head of the Ger?
man anti-malarial expedition to New
Guinea, announces that he has dis?
covered an aquatic insect which de?
stroys the anoph?les mosquito, and
that he proposes to cultivate the
creature artificially in the hope of ex?
terminating the mosquito, thereby ex?
Horses and mules will have to get
accustomed to automobiles, just as they
did to bicycles, for the horseless carri?
age has come to stay, and there is no
use in the horses trying to run away
every time they see one in the road.
Ello ree, May 6.-Mr. Morgan
Shumaker, an aged citizen who lives
about three miles west of this place,
was thrown from his buggy and killed
Canso, N. S., May 6.-The Ameri?
can fishing schooner Gloriana, Capt.
George Stoddart of Gloucester, Mass.,
ran ashore during a thick fog on the
cliffs at Whale Cove, near White Point
ledges, last night and 15 of the crew,
including the captain, were drowned
out of a total of 18.
Tlie Wastes of the Body.
Every seven days the blood, muscles and
bones of a man of average size loses two
pounds of wornout tissue. This waste can?
not be replenished and the health and
strength kept up without perfect diges?
tion. When the stomach and digestive
organs fail to perform their fnnctions,
the strength lets down, health gives way.
and disease sets up, Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
enables the stomach and digestive organs
to digest and assimilate all of the whole?
some food that may be eaten into the kind
of blood that rebuilds the tissues and pro- j
tccts the health and strength of the mind
and body. Kodol cures indigestion, Dys?
pepsia and all stomach troubles. It is an !
ideal spring tonic. Sold by J. S. Hughson j
& Co. !
JUDGE A. E. MAXWELL DEAD.
LAST SURVIVOR BUT ONE OF
THE CONFEDERATE STATES
DeFuniak Springs, Ela., May 5.
Judge A. E. Maxwell, except Senator
Vest, the last survivor of the Confed?
erate State Senate, died at Chipley
this afternoon in his 83rd year.
Judge Maxwell was a native of Geor?
gia, was educated at the University of
Virginia and moved to florida in 1845.
He had served in both branches of
the States Legislature and had filled
the positions of Secretary of State and
Attorney General of Florida. He was
a member of Congress from 1853 to
1857; was Confederate States Senator
from 1862 till 1865; was appointed
Judge of the State Supreme Court in
1866 ;" was Circuit Judge in 1877-85, and
was Chief Justice of Florida, 1887-91.
Sensational Arrest in Qconee.
Special to The State.
Walhalla, May 4.-Hoyt Hayes was
committed to jail here today charged
with the murder of his wife, who was
shot and instantly killed on the morn?
ing of April 26. John E. Mason, Esq.,
of Oakway committed Mr. Hayes upon
an affidavit of Mr. Crame, the father
of the wife of young Hayes. It was
currently reported that Mrs. Hayes
had committed suicide and had left a
note saying why she had done so.
The arrest of young Hayes has caus?
ed a great deal of excitement in the
Return community where ali the per?
sons live. The parents of both Mr.
and Mrs. Hayes are prominent fami?
This correspondent knows nothing
of the death and subsequent arrest
and as there is to be a thorough inves?
tigation we wait for the facts.
Assassins of Jackson, Kentucky.
Lexington, Ky., May 5.-Wood G.
Dunlap of this city .left today for
Jackson, Ky., as attorney for the
fusionists in the Breathitt county
contested election cases. He succeeds
as counsel James B. Mancrum, who
was killed at the court house yester?
day while filing papers in these cases.
It is feared here that the proceedings
at this time will precipitate further
trouble in the Cockrill-Hargis feud in
which a half dozen lives have already
A telegram from a member of the
Hargis faction to ex-Senator Alexan?
der Hargis at Winchester, says that
Belvin Ewen, who was talking with
Marcum yesterday when he was shot
by the assassin in the Breathitt coun?
ty court house recognized the mur?
derer. Ewen when seen today posi?
tively refused to say anything regard?
ing the shooting.
Not a line is being sent out of
Jackson, Ky., by the local or resident
correspondents for fear of the feud
ists. A reliable man who came today
from Jackson to Lexington over the
Lexington and Eastern railway on be?
ing promised by the Associated Press
correspondent that his name should
not be used, said the conditions at
Jackson were deplorable and renewed
hostilities between the friends of Mar?
cum and those now in power are im?
minent. No arrests have been made
and there are no efforts made to ap?
prehend the assassins. The widow of
Marcum went to see the dead body of
her husband today for the first time,
but Marcum's friends have been afraid
to be seen taking any interest in him.
Mrs. Marcum went to the court house
and wiped up the blood of her dead
husband with her handkerchief. Sus?
picion points to three well known
men, the third standing near Marcum
and giving the signal.
YEAR OF LARGE GIVING.
Three hundred and sixty-three per?
sons in the United States in the year
1902 gave more than 894,000,000 to
charitable, philanthropic and educa?
tional institutions. This includes no
gift of less than S5,000 and does not
include the 810.000,000 promised to the
general educational board by John D.
Rockefeller, nor the 88,000*, 000 pro?
mised for consolidation of Rush
Medical College with the University of
Chicago, nor the 82,500,000 promised
by Henry C. Frick for endowment of
a university at Pittsburg, nor the
$3,000,000 endowment for a surgical
institute at Chicago promise by J.
Ogden Armour, nor the 818,369,000
contributed for foreign missions, nor
the $21,000,000 thank offering* . fund
of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Counting these the gifts and bequests
for 1902 amount to ?146,369,000.
The bequests and gifts for 1901
amounted to 8107,360,000, but included
several very large contributions to
leading educational institutions. The
gifts for 1902 exceed the gifts of 1901
by 846,500,000 and those of 1889 by
828,000,000, and, with the exception
of the large bequests of Mr. Carnegie
and Mr. Rockefeller and that of 814,
000,000 by Winfield Scott Stratton, of
Coloran Springs, the gifts ranged
mainly from 85,000 to 8300,000, the
aggregate representing .more givers
than the aggregate of any previous
The 894,000,000 given in 1902 wen- to
colleges and universities, to sanitari?
ums for consumptives, to hospitals,
theological seminaries,public libraries,
homes for the poor, homes for the in?
curable, art schools, industrial and
technical schools, public museums,
kindergarten associations, homes for
the, aged and infirm, homes for crip?
pled children and for improving the
condition of the poor in New York and !
other large cities.
Among the larger gifts were those of
814,000,000 from Winfield Scott Strat- j
ton, for a home for th? poor: of $5,- !
000,000 from John D. Rockefeller: of!
81,000,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Harold
McCormick, for a memorial institute
for infectious diseases ; of 81,000,000, i
from Mrs. Henrietta A. Webb, to the i
Webb Academv and Home for Ship- j
builders: of 82,000,000, from John,
McKee, for an institution in Phila- I
delphia for the educaton of white and !
colored orphans, and of 81,845,000, i
from Robert C. Billings, to various '
educational institutions.-Chicago In- ;
An agricultural paper calls attention '
to an important fact when it says that
one hundred dollars' worth of butter
bears off from thc soil less of its valu?
able elements than fifty cents' worth of
THE PRESIDENT IN NEW M?XICO.
Addresses Ten Thousand People
in Santa Fe and Stands God?
father for a Baby.
Santa Fe, N. M., May 5.-President
Roosevelt spent three hours and twen?
ty minutes today in this city, whose
historic buildings and monument
seemed to have much interest for
him. At the Capitol he made an ad?
dress, speaking for twenty minutes to
an audience of fully 10,000 people.
President Roosevelt said it was a great
pleasure to him to come to New
Mexico, from which Territory more
than half of -the members of his regi?
At the Cathedral later the vicar
general. Anthony Fourchegu, baptised
the son of 'George W. Armijo, a
sergeant in the Rough Riders, Presi?
dent Roosevelt being the godfather.
The child was named Theodore
Roosevelt. After this pleasing inci?
dent tiie President addressed 2,500
TWO HOURS IN ALBUQUERQUE.
Albuquerque, N. M., May 5.-The
President closed the most picturesque
day of his Western trip with a stop
of two hours in Albuquerque this
afternoon. He spoke for a few
moments to a crowd of 5,000 people on
irrigation and its importance in the
development of New Mexico. Directly
opposite the speaker's stand was a
tableau representing New Mexico ap?
pealing for admission to the Union,
forty-five little girls dressed in white
representing the States, while one,
on the outside of a gate at which stood
Uncle Sam, represented New Mexico.
The President said that when New
Mexico had 'a little more irrigation
there would be nothing the matter
with the girl on the outside.
GUEE FOR BLIND STAGGERS.
A Simple Remedy Successfully
Used by Capt. W. E. Charles.
This much dreaded disease has play?
ed such havoc in our section of late
that perhaps it will not be out of
place to mention a simple remedy
which I successfully used in treating
my horse in a very severe case recently.
The remedies usually prescribed are
not only barbarous, but attended with
great danger, unless administered by
the skilled hand of an expert or veter?
inary surgeon, while this simple re?
medy requires no experience what?
First, thoroughly rub the forehead,
top of head and along the spine to
root of tail with spirits turpentine,
then give from 15 to 20 grains calomel
to open the bowels, and last, but not
least, cleanse the "lacrinnal duct,"
which is a small orifice to be found
just on the inside of each nostril, and
which connects with the eye, and
through which a secretion continually
flows when the horse is in a healthy
condition. This orifice becomes closed
sometimes, perhaps more frequently
from feeding on rotten corn and get?
ting the dust or small particles on the
end of the cob (which is said to be
very poisonous and will blister in a
few minutes if mixed with vinegar
and applied to the skin) into this ori?
fice, irritating and causing it to close
up, thereby preventing the seretion
from passing off in the usual way and
causing it flow back on the brain when
it becomes thick, and if not removed
speedily will cause death: I used soda
and water to cleanse and open this ori?
fice and then applied a little kerosene
oil in order to kill any microbes that
be lurking around. In a short time
the secretion commenced to flow and
the horse was relieved.
To restore my horse's sight I gave
sulphur and.nux v?mica. Don't know
that the latter part of my treatment
was necessary. Can only say that
"whereas my horse was blind, now she
can see" and is apparently as well and
sound as ever.
I am not posing as an expert, or
veterinary surgeon, but I am opposed
to the practice of putting spirits tur?
pentine in a horse's ear. It may not
be injurious, but when applied on the
outside reaches the affected part almost
as quick, and has the desired effect,
without running any risk.
W. E. Charles.
British American Tobacco Co.
New York, May 7.-The Evening
Post today says : On Monday next the
British American Tobacco Company,
the oversea brother of the so-called
Tobacco Trust, in this country, will
acquire absolute control of one of the
largest exporting tobacco companies in
the United States. This is the T. C.
Williams Company of Richmond, Va,
a company which has been in existence
for more than half a century, and was
the formidable rival of the British
American Company in Australia, and
its only competitor in South Africa.
The T. C. Williams Company is to
be acquired by ont and out purchase,
the price being in the neighborhood
of $2,000,000. For several days nego?
tiations have been under way in this
matter in New York and Hugo Von
Reitzenstein and Cunliffe Owen, sec?
retary of the British American Tobac?
co Company, are in this city to be
present at the final act of transfer.
AN OLD ADAGE
"A light purse is a heavy curse"
Sickness makes a light purse.
The LIVER is the seat of niue
tenths of all disease*
go to the root of the whole mat?
ter, thoroughly, quickly safely
and restore the action of the
LIVER to normal condition.
Give tone to the system and
solid flesh to the body.
Take No Substitute._ -
A Golden Rule
Be rood to your land and your crop
will be good. Plenty of
THE SUMTER SAVINGS BANK.
HORACE HARBY, President.
L C. STRAUSS, Vice-president.
GEO. L. RICKER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, $25,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
when deposited here. The small sum nec?
essary to open an account with
/The Sumter Savings Bank
soon has to be represented by several
figures. The desire to save grows with the
account. We help to increase the amount
by paying four per cent, interest on sav?
Set aside part of your income and put
it in a safe place. Then you will ? ave
it for days of necessity.
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles, Probating, <fcc.
BANKS H. BOYKIN, D. S-,
Oct 19-o Catchall, S. C.
THE BANK OF SUMTER*
SUMTER, S. C.
City and County Depository.
Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00
Undivided surplus, 16,000 00
Individual liability of stockhold?
ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 00
Transacts a general banking business:
also has a Saving Bank Department. De- *
posits of $1 and upward received. Inter?
est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
annnm, payable semi-annually.
W. F. B. HAYNSWORTH, President.
MABION MOISE, W. F. RHAME,
Aslo assortment of
Large line of fine Havana
A choice line of Toilet and
Fancy Goods to which atten-,
tion is invited at
DeLorme's Drug Store.
Digests what you eat.
This preparation contains all of the'
ajustants and digests all kinds of
food. It gi ves instant relief and never
fails to cure, lt 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 gason the stom?
ach, relieving all distress after eating.^
Dieting unnecessary. Pleasant to take.
Ii can't help
but do you good
Prepared only bv E.O. DEWITT & Co., Ohicag*
The SL bottle contains 2tf times the 50c size
J S HUGHSON & CO
We promptly obtain U. S. and Foreign
*Ser.d model, sketch or photo o? invention for<
1 free report on patentabilitv. For free book, <
Opposite U. S. Patent Office