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mum MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE.
Eaestion of His Foreign Birth
Again is Raised, But Doesn't
Amount to Much.
Washington, Jone S.-The rapid
growth of the McClellan Presidential
boom has revived discussion of the
eligibility of Mr. McClellan for the
Pesidential office. The contention
arises over the fact that Mr. McClellan
was born ? abroad, while his parents
were on a tour, and that the constitu?
tion of the United States provides that
-the President of the United States
mast be a "natural-bo rn citizen of
the United States."
.Lawyers give differing" constructions
x to the terms "natural-born citizen,"
and there is much argument as to its
application to the McClellan case.
- "Some of the greatest legal minds in
the country, as well as experts upon
international law. hold opposing opin?
ions upon the subject.
The most startling feature of the
situation is the political possibilities
involved in the question of Mr. Mc
-.GloUan's eligibility. The New York
: ; -rater "Holland" in The Philadel?
phia Press depicts somewhat appalling
prospects as one of the possibilities,
lie does, not go to the length of ex?
pressing the opinion that any party in
this country would dare to perpetrate
such a preversion of the popular will,
but points out that it could be done."
In brief the monster conjured up by
this writer is that if Mr. McClellan
were elected it would be possible for
the House - and Senate to refuse to
count the electoral vote, on the score
that he is ineligible by birth, throw
the election into the House, and the
"Republicans being in control, choose
tiie man having the next highest num
. ~feer of .votes, Theodore Roosevelt.
Of course, the writer does not go
-on to say what the American people,
having some slight Knowledge of the
?se of arms, would do to Mr. Rocse
-velt and the* men who played that lit?
tle game, and leaves that to the im?
agination, as one of the dire possibil?
it?s of the nomination of Mr. McClel?
lan and the raising of the moot ques?
Another,, interesting phase of the
situation is the suggestion that if Mr.
"McClelaln were elected it would be
possible for the candidate having the
?ext highest number of votes to go to
-the Supreme Court for a writ of quo
?warranto and raise the issue that Mr.
McClellan was not eligible, and there
-fore should not exercise the office and
duties of President,- but that those
functions should devolve on the man
laving the next highest number of
trotes. The prospect of the Supreme
Court passing upon the subject has a~~
little less revolutionary flavor than
tte firs:; suggestion but if Mr. Mc?
Clellan should have had anything like
a good majority, and the court's de?
cision should be adverse, it would
probably put the obedience of the
people to the court's mandates to the
most severe test.
It is not thought that the Demo?
cratic convention will bother itself
very mach over the eligibility propo?
sition. At any rate, the McClellan
lackers are willing to take their
chances on sustaining his eligibility
i? the convention will nominate him.
Democrats by and large express the
^raost abiding confidence in their
ability to defeat President Roosevelt
with eiiher Mr. McClellan or Judge
Parker, given a conservative plat?
form. 3?he wayfarer can not but re?
nmark upon the enthusiastic hopeful?
ness of the Democrats everywhere.
They are looking to the national con?
vention with the utmost anxiety and
.solicitude, lest some slip should be
made there, but every man of them
will say that once past the perils of
the convention, with a satisfactory
--candidate and platform, they honest
Ijr believe they can give the Republi
mo party a drubbing it will remember
^foT a decade.
LTL?"T^?n?Crats seem to have the idea ,
that Mr. McClellau would make the -
-most magnetic candidate and arouse
the most enthusiasm among "the
boya" On the other hand, they ad- ?
nut Judge Parker would appeal to the i
conservative element of the country,
?ad many Democrats think that Judge
Parker wo~ld draw ih? votes of some
"*ultra conservative R publicans who ;
profess to take alarm at the alleged
.radical tedencies of the'r parly.
The Democratic leaders are count?
ing on a good deal of apathy among
the Republicans They say that the
cat-and-dried nomination cf Mr.
Uooserelt will have a tendency to
lessen entbesiasn, and that the gen?
eral and widespread ropularity of the
^President may ?ive rise to overconfi?
dence and a large stay-at-Lome indiffer- j
. en t. vote. This, taken in connection
with the factional quarrels in many |
States, may cut down the heavy plur- i
alities which McKinley rolled up for !
.las party, the Democrats say.
Norfolk, Va, June 10. - E. FL j
Jones, a trolley e&r motorman of I
Berkeley, tried to lift a fallen wire j
ont of the way of his car. He climbed
on a shed and took bold ol the wire.
Be fell to the grcund dead, still
holding to it. His wift% standing j
"upon ber front piszza, saw the acci-1
dent and rushed out to extricate lur !
husband. She too was instantly killed.
Jones and his wife leave i-ix small j
children, three of whom saw their ;
Salt Lake City, Utah, June 8.-The j
denver and Ric Grande passenger j
lenin was held up and robbed near j
"Palisade, Cal., this morning. One |
brakeman was shot by the robbers.
Triumphs of Modern Surgery.
"Wonderful things are done for the hu
man body by surgery. Organs are taken
oct and scraped and polished and pat
-back, or they may be removed entirely ;
bones are spliced ; pipes take the place of
-diseased sections of veins ; antiseptic
?dressings are applied to wounds, brui?es
iburns and like injuries before icftemma- j
tina sets in, which causes them to heal
without maturation and ia one third the
time required by the old treatment. Cham?
berlain's Fain Balm acts on this same
-principle. It is an antiseptic and when
applied to such injuries, causes them to
heal very quickly. It also allays the pain
?nfl soreness. Keep a bottle of Pam Bahn
in your home and it will save you time
nnd money, not to mention the inconveni?
ence and suffering which such injuries en?
tail. TPcr sate by China's Dru* Store.
FLOODS in ARKANSAS.
Crops Ruined-Victims Appeal for
Assistance to Department of
Washington, June IO.-A strong ap?
peal, for advisory asistsance for the
people in the flood stricken country
in the west reached here today in a
telegram to the department cf agricul?
ture from Representative Charles C.
Reid of Arkansas. f?e wired as fol?
"Almost the entire Arkansas river
bottoms inundated. Probably all she
cotton crop destroyed. It is extremely
-late to replant. Can you suggest v.he
kind of cotton seed that mature oirly
in the fall and where it may be ob?
tained. lt is contended that cotton
planted now will not mature. Please
furnish as early as possible any l'in?
formation or snggestions that you n_ ^
have of value to us. The loss to tin
country is the biggest ever knov
Many families are destitute."
Acting Secretary of .Agriculture
Brigham immediately conferred with
his assistants and later Col. Brigham
telegraphed in reply that he regretted
that the department could not furnish
the seeds, and said :
"If the local seed is planted imme?
diately by the loth there is possibility
of getting a crop, but the chances are
against it. It is difficult to procure
seed from here in time to make a
Col. Brigham then suggested two
varieties of cotton and added :
"There is a better chance to secure
a crop of cotton if planted before July
1. Consult with the experiment sta?
tion at Fayetteville regarding the ad?
visability of planting sweet, potatoes
and especially cow peas. There is al?
ways a good sale for ">w pea seed."
Judge Henry 6. Turner Dead.
Raleigh, N. C., June 9.-Judge
Henry G. Turner of Georgia died at
the home of his brother here early
today after an illness of a few day?.
His age was 65 years.
He represented Georgia in congress
16 years, refusing nomination in
1896. He was appointed associate jus?
tice of the supreme court of Georgia
last July. He resigned in March cf
the present year and retired to his
home at Quitman, Ga. He was one cf
the leading members of the Georgia
bar and one cf the most influential
and respected citizens of that State.
Pennsylvania Witch Doctors.
M?ny would be surprised to lean:
that a very genuine and active relic:
of "the belief in witchcraft still exists.
"Hexerei" is today such a living nui?
sance throughout a number of coun?
ties of Pennsylania that a detemined
effort, it is said, is to be made by the
State medical board to uproot it. The
duty bas been too long postponed, and !
if it is thoroughly done there will be j
saved many lives and much suffering j
and expense on the Dart of the victims !
-Soften children-of this medieval sn- j
Charms, incantation, doctors for |
milk-souring and hocus-pocus of |
strange varieties, doctors and reme
dies for hysterics, coles, hemorrhages, !
paios, toothaches, whooping "ough, !
hair-growing and hair-destroying, for j
cuts, burns, wounds, sprains, etc., i
abound among these devotees and i
"pow-wow" curers. Their Bible isl
an echo of middle age nonsense, of
which these are samples:
To banish whooping cough cut ont
three small bunches of hair from the
crown of the head of a child that has
never seen its father; sew this up in j
an unbleached rag and hang it around
the person's neck. If you burn a"
large frog to ashes and mix tho ashes
with water you will obtain an oint?
ment that will, if put on the place
covered with bair, destroy it and pre?
vent it from growing egain.
The medical men who have under?
taken the cure of 4his disease deserve
all encouragement and help.-Ameri?
Would be a Happy Loss.
It is very gratifying to note that
the opposition to Henry Cabot Lodge
is so strong that be will probably be !
left at home DvXt year. He has been j
held np as an example of the "scholar j
in politics," and in the estimation of j
not a few he neither a scholar nor a
politician. That he is a learned man ;
gees without saying. Eas Le not,
written much important African
history from a New England view- j
point? Yes, and it is all rabid, par?i- j
san and tinctured with falsehood like j
his whole public caieer. It may be j
accepted as history according to Uar- j
vard standards, but the world will j
speedily forget that it was ever writ- j
ten. ?o such autocrat and arrogant j
s; cb could either make history or j
write *:t. and in after years the only j
thing Lodge will be remembered for ;
is his connection with a force bill and J
his influence at the White House.
The former was a disgrace *c, any de- j
cent white man, and the latter has :
been the cause of ??is lost prestige at !
home. When Teddy 5-ays do this, j
Cabot does it. and he is not very con- !
siderate in his manner or regardful
for the wishes cf his constituents in
the doing.-Memphis Commercial-j
Should the State Hcuse cion-.c in j
Columbia ever tu tr hie through the
roof it -would hardly injure many |
high officials. They are seldom in.- j
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Last Soldier of 1812
Edward Noyes, a Drummer Boy Under Andrew Jackson, Who Also
Served in the Civil War, the Oldest Living Veteran, Says
DUFFY'S PURE HALT WHISKEY Has Kept Him Strong and
Healthy Past the Century Hark. *
Mr. Noyes, the hero of two wars, a soldier whose life has been Trritten np all over
the country, although 107 years cf age, states that he feels as well and strung today
as he did 40 years ago, and recently made a
trip from Unity Corners, N. H., to Chicago
without suffering any hardships.
A drummer boy in the war cf 1812 and a
teamster in the civil war, as he was even then
too old to serve in the ranks, Mr. Noyes has
had a most eventual life. He remembers
with great vividness many of the historical
figures of the last century, and gratefully
attributes his marvelous vitality and won?
derful old age to
He says:-"An old man'3 life can be a
happy one if he is well, and I have been just
as active and strong up to a few years ago a-:
I was during the war in the South. My family
and friends ore all gone, but I am cheerful
and hope co l>o some time yet. I was born in what is now Unity Corners, H. H., in 17?7.
I bad been pretty well alic -.j life, but sickness came upon me during the last 20 years.
3Iy doctor told me it - fas ol_ age, and gave me Duffy's rure Malt "Whiskey. I am taking
that medicine now, en.i it is both medicine and nourishment to me. I cannot eat a hearty
meal the way I use-.l to, but Duffy's keeps mo up and going. I wonld not be alive without
it." EDWARD NOYES.
Old e.js is happy whoa it grcac hand in hand with health. Hundreds of men and
women who~ha Te passed tho century mark are kept alive and well today by tho use of
Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey, lt wea
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tfi?i ?jetaSoB l^Ell^^s&P3 lationof malt, without fusel oil, it is recognized
WS?a?B ?E3:iBBS9b foy government as a medicine. This is a
guarantee. It is a tome-stimulant recommended by physicians of every school, a boon to
the weak and worn, to th9 weary and depressed, lt arrests tho progress of physical de?
cay, strengthens tho heart, relieves tho aching head, gives to the limbs their old time
vigor and clears the brain. It enriches the blood and nourishes the vital forces, and in
this way drives out disease and promotes health and longevity. Doctors call it ua form
of food already digested," as it ap*ce; wiih the most delicate stomach. If you wish to
sia aad all forms ?f stomach trouble; nervousness, malaria and ail low fevers.. " Used
exclusively in over 2,000 hospitals.
Be sure you ask for DUFFY'S PUKE MALT WHISKEY. It ia the only abso?
lutely Pare Malt Whiskey which contains medical, heal??i-^ivln?; realities and the
only Malt Whiskey recognized by tiie government as a medicine.
DUFFY'S PUI?E MALT WHISKEY ?3 sold in sealed betties only, never in flask
or balk. Look for tbe trade-mark-the old chemist-on th;} label and seo that tho
seal over the cork is r.nbroken.
Fe? sale at al! Dispensaries in South Carolina,
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li M. EMERSON, W. J. CRAIG.
Traffic Manager. Gen. Passenger Agent.
Wilmington, X. C.
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No. 18 W. Liberty St.,
(Over Osteen's Book Store )
SUMTER, S. C.
Office hours, 9 to 1.30 ; 2 30
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For sale by Sumter Drug Co., Olin B.
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ALL PERSONS are warned not to
trespass npon the lands of Mrs. Mary
C. Thompson, known as Millford and
Bloom Hill, under penalty of the
June 1-4t * Agent,
"PIT" M IT !
'.PIT PARTIES" are the rage
"PIT" is the most laughable
and exciting Game ever in?
vented for an INFORMAL GOOD
TIME. Laughter, fun and ex
=-cite ment for everybody .=
A SEW SUPPLY AT
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quickly ascertain our opinion free .whether a;i
invention is probably patentable. Communica?
tions st rielly c?n?deutiaL 'Handbook on Patenta
sen free. Oldest a pen cy for securing patents.
Patents taken through ?lmm <i CJ. receive
sptc'ui notice, without C'ianre, in the
t. handsomely flpr?r>v<?*d vwlsly. T ..--o t c'.r
eolation o? any i>? i-J. ... f-m^tal. ';>:.>?,':'>;
v.v.r: four months. iL Sold Lyall Pt v ..;'..>:;'?-rs
?M AND LOCKSMITH.
I take pleasure in giving rc
tice to my friends and the pub?
lic generally, that, ha ing re?
gained my health, 1 lave re?
opened my shop, and am ready
to do any work in the
line of Guns, Locks, Sewing
Machines, &c Prices r abona?
ble, work done prompt y aiK:
khop removed to No. 22
West Liberty street, two doors
from O teen's Book Store.
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The Sumter Banking
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Capita! Stock $5O9O0O~-T
Wholesale Grocers, Ferti?iz=
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g Sole agents for the celebrated brand of Wil?
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We are prepared to quote the very closest
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On June 14th, 16th 21st, 28th and 30th
the A;ld??tic Coast Lice will operate Coach
Excusions to .-1 Louis, Mo, at the above
rate, for tickets limit d to ten d;i\s including
date of salo, endoned ?;?*ot mood in Parlor or
Rate? for Fearon, S:xtj Fay and Fifteen Day tickets and
a: y ein?- informalfon a? TO rchedul?... sleeping car ?ates. e;c,
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