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8UXXBB WATCHMAN, Kstabllshed April, 1850?
"Be Just and Fear not-Let ap the Ends thou Aims't at be thy Country's thy God's and Truth's.
riidated Aug. 2,1881.
SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21, 1904
THE TRCS SOUTHRON, Establi?hetJ Jnor, !??
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Terrific Storm os tte Afentfc Coast
Mew York City Visited by Worst
Gale for Many Years.
^Traffic Suspended To-day. Telegraph
Uses Down and Many Ships
Wrecked at Sea.
New York, Sept 15.-One of the
heaviest rain storms that has visited
; this vidntiy for some years descended
npon New^ York last night and early
v this morning. It was accompanied by
an eighty mile an hour gale that
shook houses from foundation to roof,
and thunder, that vibrated like burst?
ing of cannon, and lightning most
lurid. In every section of the city
property was damaged by wind or by
water pouring into the cellars. For a
time today, ferry boat traffic was sus
lded. So high were the waves that
? ferry boats were tossed about like
ins. Shortly after four this morning
traffic on street cars and elevated
I was paralyzed and for forty minu
Dot a wheel moved. The storm
heavy along the coast from
Carolina to Maine, and it is
that many wrecks will-be re port?
end many ships at sea will never
heard from. Telegraph companies
>rt communication badly crippled.
.088ET8WS SWEPT
BY HEM CHLONE.
Thousand Dollars Damage
Done in the City-Klee Crop
Sreatly Damaged?
?alto The State.
Georgetown, Sept 4.-The worst
>rm since Oct 30th, 1903, passed over
this section last night and this morn
* ing. From a normal reading of 30.01
the barometer dropped last night to
I2S.95. The wind began to rise at about
9 o'clcok, coming from the northeast
in gusts that increased in violence
Bteach hour accompanid by heavy show?
ers of rain and attained a maximum
Bpslocity of about 80 miles an hour near
midnight. Towards morning the
wind changed completely around,
blowing strongy from the southwest.
K The storm came without warning from
the weather bureau and the rice plant?
ers have suffered. A large part of
the crop being cut down and lying in
r toe fields. The damage to property in
_ jtowa will foot up fully $10,000. Many
ri ne shade trees have been stripped
and uprooted. The county las not
been heard from, the telephone line
being down. Tugs sent to the islands
r* early this moning have returned and
report all safe. This afternoon the
wind has subsided but the sky- is still
overcast with threatening clouds.
Cuba, a State in the Union.
Senator Newlands of Nevada in
Coder's for September ?7 makes a
?? plea to the nation and to Cuba to
' plant the Stars and Stripes once more
over the neighbor island and tc estab ?
lish her as a State. One of his
primary reasons is that
"The ultimate incorporation of
Cuba into our union is regarded by all
thinking men as inevitable. It is
I better, therefore, that it should take
place now than later on. Cuba's pop?
ulation is smalL Let ber prosper
under reciprocity as she will, she will
be the dumping ground for the refuse
I&bcr of the world -the Chinese, the
Jamaica negroes, the ignorant and de?
graded peasants of Southern Europe
drawn there by arrangements with
I great plant ins syndicates, which will
own the soil and wiil yield to the
; labor employed upon it simply a
fcauty subsistence. The danger is
that when annexation is inevitable,
the population of Cuba will be vastly
mere undesirable than it is at present.
She is partially Americanized now, as
: the resuit of our military administra
f lion of naauy years, and '>f the splen?
did sanitary, industrial, and school
'.'.systems inaugurated by ns. She will
be less Americanized years hence, fer
; toe influx of the population to which
f l have referred will drive her further
and further from American ideals."
Osteeo's Book Store has a full
f-jStock of school books for the Graded
fr Schools. Send your children there
to be supplied.
From 148 to 92 Pounds. '
One of t e most remarkable cases of a
cold, deep seated on the un?*, causing
pneumonia, ia that of Mrs. Gertrude K.
Fenner. Marion, Ind., who was entirely
V cured by the u?e of One Mi ru te Cough
Cure. She pave: "The couching and
straining so weakened me that ? ran down
in weight from 148 to 92 pound? I trit-d
s number of remedie? to no avail until I
u?ed One Minute Cough Cure Four boi
tle? of this wonderful remedy cured me en?
tirely of the cough, strengthened my lung?
and rwtored me to u;y norma! weight.
Ith and strength." Sold by O. B.
ITALIAN IMMI6RATI0N.
Many to This Country-Commen?
dation of Their Thrifty Char?
acter.
As large numbers of immigrants
from Italy are coming to the United
States, and since not a few of them
are settling in Louisiana and other
southern States, some particulars
from the recent annual report of the
Italian commissioner general of emi?
gration will be not out of place.
That emigration of Italians from
their native country is growing at a
rapidly-increasing rate, is seen in the
fact, according to the report mention?
ed, that there were 1,032,392 Italians
living abroad in 1881, 1,983,206 in
1891, and 3,439,014 in 1901. Of the
latter number, 654,000 were scattered
over Europe: 168,000 were in Africa
(Tunis, 83,000; Algeria, 33,000: Egypt
38,000) ; 745,000 were in North America
(729,000 in the United States and ll -
OOO in Canada), and 1,850,000 were in
South America (68,000 in Argentina
and 1,000,000 in Brazil). It is plain
that the new world has the greatest at?
traction for these people, South Amer?
ica leading North America in that
respect. Brazil of the varions nations
has the largest nubmer; the United
States come second, and Argentina is
third.
In his report the Italian commis?
sioner general of emigration states
that emigration is a necessity for
Italy, and if it were not for this safe .
ty valve, this possibility of finding
occupation elsewhere, grave disorders
would occur against the public peace
for the reason that existing territory
and capital in Italy are not sufficient
to give occupation to the mass of the
people. There is no doubt, he says,
that economic progress is being made
in Italy in agriculture as well as in
the industries-in some parts of the
country more, in other parts less.
Anyone who can give good security
can always find credit. Nevertheless,
it is evident that the supply of
hands exceeds the demand, It is" nec?
essary that progress along certain men?
tal and moral lines keep pace with
increase in capital, in order that in?
dustrial expansion may take place,
and since the spirit of enterprise and
association, professional instruction,
and good faith in commerce eannot
easily be spared impromptu, it is
sometimes necessary to export labor.
Emigration, thea, assumes an econ?
omic usefulness in di Serrent ways,
direct and indirect; above all throagh
the savings that emigrants send home
or bring back with them for the.relief
of the families, for acquiring land
and bettering it, and for building
houses, alt of - which increase the well?
being of the villages which send forth j
emigrants- Indirectly emigration !
stimulates property owners in parts of
Italy where labor is becoming scarce
to introduce modification in the rota-1
tion of crops, the employment of
machinery, the use of chemical'ferti- j
lizers, etc., by which progress can be !
realized. Property owners in certain
sections complain that the land is be?
ing abandoned for lack of workers and
that merchandise is becoming dearer.
It happens not rarely that land own?
ers fail to give active attention to
these matters until they find their pro?
perty deserted^ Even then the vacan
ci3S are speedily filled from surround?
ing provinces if the wages are made
somewhat higher.
It is fortunate for Italy, the com?
missioner general remarks that the
United otates oas -always employ a
large number of Italian workmen,
especially now that times are hard sn
Brazil, and Argentina is not what it
was some time ago. The United Sta?
tes, tbe report continues in substance,
are in a pei od of extraordinary espan
sioon, and there are no signs chat,
this prosperity is likely tc decline.
The report of the cofl?misssioner;
general of emigration states that from
September, 1903, to March, 3?04, more
than 6,000 emigraras left Italy for
North and South American ports with
prepaid tickets, that is, tickets receiv?
ed from friends or relatives abroad.
The proportion of prepaid tickets is
one-quarter of the total number, and,
in the case of the Prince line, for
New York, the proportion of prepaid
tickets was nearly one half the num?
ber of tickets.
The report records that the Banco
di Napoli, recognized by Italian law
as a suitable depository for emigrants'
money, had, in 1903. established 44
branches in the United States. These
banks received $436,500 of such money
in 1900, and $^583,51 in 1903.
There are no more industrious and
thrifty people who come from abroad
j to New Orleans to find the means of
I subsistence and to* make hornes than
I the Italian?. They know how to
make a living where our own peopie
cannot, they are not afraid to work,
I and although some crimin?is and re?
fugees from justice are found among
them, aa Italian beggar is a rare sight
i ?D this part of tbe country. The chil?
dren inherit the thrift of their parents
and rapidly become Americanized in
the public schools and make good citi?
zens. There is plenty of work and
opportunity for them in the southern
State?.-New Orleans Picayune.
Madrid, Sept. 15.- The police today
arrested a well known and dangerous
Anarchist named Flores, who arrived
in Madrid from Paris for the purpose
of assassinating Prc-mier Maura. Ten
dynamite cartridges and a number of
compromising documents were found
on his person.
- ??irv .??>.<q-.
Fearful Odds Against Him.
Bedridden, alone and destitute. Such,
in brief was the condition of an old soldier
hy name of J. J. HaveDs. Versailles. U.
j For 7ear* he wa- troubled with Kidney
! di-ea*e and mithrr doctors ncr medicines
j gave him relief. At length he tried Elec
j trie Bi fer . lt put bim on his feet in
? short ordej ? nd now he testifies. **Pm on
j the road to complete recovery." Best on
j earth for l iver and Kidney trouble* and
; a!) torva of Stomach and Bowel Com
I plaints. Only 50?. Guaranteed by J, F.
J vY, DeJborme's druggist.
CHEESE INDUSTRY
IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
s
Conditions Propitious for its Suc?
cess in This State-Mr. Charles
6. Voight's Work.
Mr. Charles G. Voight has been in
Columbia for a day or so talking
cheese. When at home Mr. Voight
makes cheese, and good cheese.
Mr. Voight is now located at Union,
where with the backing of several pro?
gressive Union men he bas established
the seventh creamery in this State.
This creamery turns out 100 lbs. of
fine cheese a day and Mr. Voght is
now preparing to enlarge his plant, so
to speak. He is now milking 30 cows
and will soon build new barns and add
to his stock. The farm, where the
cattle are pastured and fed, is a tract
of 250 acres four miles from the city of
Union. The enteprise is capitalized
at $10,000, and the stock is held by
Union men. \
Mr. Voight has been instrumental in
starting the seven creameries in this
State. He says that both plans have
been tried-the plan of capitalizing
the concern or the cooperation plan, by
which farmers combine to furnish the
milk to a creamery. It requires only
about $1,500 to start a creamery and
buy the necessary machinery and the
cost can then be run up to any desired
figure, as- the capacity is increased. Of
the seven creameries in South Caro
ilina now two are private concerns,
and the others are backed by business
men of the respective communities.
Mr. Voight is an immigrant to
South Carolina. He is not "riff-raff,"
either. He is an intelligent business
man-a typical young westerner.
Through the persuasions of Mr. M. V.
Richards, land and industrial agent of
the Southern railway, he came to
Sonth Carolina about two years ago.
Before that time he had lived in 19
States -and when be wote to his family
in Illinois that South Carolina was
the finest place in the world and for
them ali to come down, his father!
.said he would soon be praising some
other State and there was no ase to
come. But his brother did come and
wrote back to Illinois that what Char?
lie said was all true. The two sons
persuaded the father to sell out and
move to the Palmetto State. All but
j Mr. C. <3L Voight are how living on
?land they have bought in Pickens
! county.
J It was in that counnty, at Easley,
that he first settled when he came
herejtwo years ago, but a few months
ago^he went to Union. The estblish
ment at Union is making money, and
a handsome dividend will be paid on
the investment, if the good work con?
tinues.
"An ideal place for this industry, "
said Mr. Voight. -"The grass is good
and the climate good. " The first se?
cret in cheese making, he says, is
good milk and with the right sort of
cattle this is easy enough to?obtain in
South Carolina. After the good milk
is obtained, then comes the knowing
how-the ability to judge when the
right degree of acid has been reached
and when the cheese is properly cook?
ed. When the cheese \ is manufactur?
ed, the producer wants -a market.
Here, in Mr. Voight's opinion, is
anothr advntage South Carolina pos?
sesses-the market is right at the fac?
tory and sales are easy. In the west
he bad to ship his prod net to New
York or Washington but right around
brm in South Carolina isa demand for
more than he can supply. Grass, eli -
mi ate and market-these three things
make the industry a success, says Mr.
Voigfot, in South Caroilna.
A MODEL INDEED.
Ti? purpose of Mr. Voight's viert to
.Columbia this week was to get -some
ideas ah out, building the new barn he
needs. He went out to see what sort
cf barn there is on the Hyatt model
farm, and when he returned fae. said.?
"That is the-carden spot cf the world
-that farm "'of Mr. Hyatt's." In
soil, drainage and cultivation he said
it was equal to tfee best anywhere.
Weale in the city Mr. Voight con?
ferred with the commissioner of im?
migration, Col. E. J. Watson, and it
was decided that an exhibit of cheese
making will be made at the fair.
Mr. Voight will gtet a factory to fur?
nish the machiner}- for the exhibit and
he will give practical demonstrations
with the hope that it will induce
many farmers in th-e State to take up
the work.
Mr. Voight, told Mr. Watson yester?
day that this is th<? State for the
creamery business. Owing to the
j climat? the cows sive mach more
milk of a much sweeter flavor than
they do in the northwest This state?
ment corroborates the impression of
Dr. W. J. Spillman, the government
expert who is encouraging the diver?
sification of farms in the south.
Grazing can be done cheaper in the
south than anywhere else and the
length of the grazing season is consid?
erably in excess of the conditions in
the northwest. The*cattle can be fed
more cheaply here during the season
for stall feeding.
The che pe manufacturers of the
north have a way of removing the but
i ter fat from the milk and substituting
therefor some kind of cotton seed oil.
Mr. Voight declares, that so long as
creameries in the south use the pure
milk they can ger 15 cents a pound for
cheese, against 9 cents for the product
of creameries elsewhere. The whey
may be fed to the pigs and there
should be no waste on a model dairy
farm. Tho cattle tramping the land
should improve it, and if proper care
is exercised, the manure will pay for
the maintenance of the cows.
While the milk of the Jersey or Hol?
stein is preferred, the ordinary cow
will furnish milk suitable for cheese
making. Any kind of cheese can be
produced in this State, even the
Swiss cheese and the Limburger. Mr.
Voight will teach farmers the process
of making cheese and will supervise
the starting of a cheese factory if bis
services are wanted.-The State.
AN IMMIGRANT.
LOOTING LIAOYANG.
Russians Started it, Chinese Con?
tinued and Japanese Finish?
ed the Work.
Liaoyang, Sept. 8, va Tientsin,
Sept. 14.-The looting of Liaoyang
has few parallels in that annals of
warfare. Three armies on three dif?
ferent days had possession of the city
and engaged in acts of depredation.
When the Japanese drove the Rus?
sians ont the Russian soldiers realized
that the town must fall and forgot all
discipline. They looted the town,
sparing neither Chinese nor Euro?
pean shops, destroying what they could
not carry away. They not only de?
stroyed great quantities of foodstuffs
and other goods, ripping open bales,
bags and boxes with ever ready bayo?
nets and scattering their contents over
the streets. Much liquor was found
and the soldiers becoming drunk, com?
mitted further excesses.
During the interim of the departure
of the Russians and the arrival of the
Japanese the Chinese soldiers and po?
lice finished the work the Russians be?
gan, pillaging the shops that were
not found by he Russians. Then when
the Japanese came they completed the
looting. They had been fighting for
five days without food, except dry
rice, and broke loose on entering the
town. The Japanese looted right and
left. The shops having already suffer?
ed the Japanese turned their attention
to the pravate houses. They wanted
food principally but overlooked noth?
ing.
.This was the first time in this war
that the Japanee were guilty of looting
a captured city, an their officers were,
much disturbed by the outbreak.
When order was restored the Japa?
nese soldiers were taken ont of the
walled city( and now are not allowed
inside without a special pass.
The Russians burned great qunti
ties of suppliea
Food in the Chinese city is very
scarce.
RAGE ISSUE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Serious Problem Presents Itself
to British Authorities.
An interesting and suggestive ad?
dress on the native question in South
Africa was delivered by Lieut. Gen.
Sir Charles Warren to a large gather?
ing at Pentre, in the Rhonda Valley,
recently.
Sir Charles maintained that for the
future of South Africa the white man
should be given the opportunity of ex?
ercising his capacity for work. The
mining interests in South Africa really
constituted a very small part of South
African industries.
The agricultural interst was, in his
opinion, of great concern, and if they
were to have Sonth Africa as a British
colony where white children might be
brought up and thrive it was impera?
tive that the white man should be en?
abled to work. He could not now
work alongside the native. This was
attributable to the great disparity in
point of civilization between the two
races.
There were two classes of natives.
One was the yellow class, which in?
cluded several tribes together suppos?
ed by some to be descended from the
Chinese or Japanese. These showed
signs of having been once more or less
civilized but degeneration had subse?
quently set in, and it was notorious
thar 200 years ago they were far more
civilized than they ate at the present
time.
There was also another race, which
included the Basutos and otlrer Kaffir
tribes. This race also showed signs of
having been once civilized.
What made it impracticable for the
white mau to work with the natives
was that at the present time the latter
were absolutely almost uncivilized,
notwithstanding their ancient culture.
A historian had said that there were
three methods of dealing with thc na?
tives- either to exterminate them, or
to amalgamate with them, or that
there should be separation to a differ?
ent part of the country. He advocted
the last solution to the problem.
A separation ronld be made into
large territories, as was already the
case in Basutoland, and in time the
native, if he were capable of being
educafed at all, might arrive at the
full rights of citizenship the same as
the white man.
It- was recognized that the larger
proportion of the natives, who were
incapable of exercising their powers of
mind, were as ignorant as white chil?
dren under 12 years of age. These
j should be looked after by a benevo
? lent government.
The introduction of intoxicants in
j to their territores ought to be prohib
I i ted, too, and good schools provided.
Roosvelt's One-Sided Intensity.
Collier's for September-17 compares
Roosevelt's behavior toward the pre?
judices ot' the South to the policies of
Lincoln and McKinley as follows:
''Although it is a coarse exaggera?
tion to trace any one act of violence,
whether by negroes or avenging mobs,
to Mr. Roosevelt, it is the dreadful
truth that his behavior has increased
j the depravity of the negroes and the
j unreason of the whites. In a situa
I tiou requiring tact and patience-vir
j tues brought to this task by Lincoln
j and McKinley-Mr. Roosevelt has
I used that narrow, one-sided intensity
j with which Pr?sidents and their ad
I viser have cursed the South, from
Andrew Johnson to Henry Cabot
Lodge. One of Mr. Roosevelt's vir?
tues, however, is his ability to learn.
He spoke useful words recently, in re?
fusing to pardon a negro criminal,
and we hope that, if ho is reelected,
he will, during his second term, be a
better President of the South."
Real enjoyment is had when reading
that clever magazine, The Smart Set.
CHINA'S tfOTT?N CROP.
Does the Empire Grow as Much
Cotton as the South ?
Charlotte, Sept. 15.-This week's
issne cf the American Cotton Manu?
facturer will say : A not inconsidera?
ble body of people are prone to under?
estimate the potentialities of the
teeming millions of the Orient, they
sneer and scoff at the idea that the
Chinese will ever become other than
they are, indeed we heardr the other
day, a lawyer, who is also a man of
affairs, gave utterance to some such
opinion. His knowledge of the sub?
ject could only have been acquired by
a cursory reading on unimportant pro?
vincial papers. The real reason un?
derlying the gigantic struggle now on
between Russia and Japan, is the de?
termination on the part of the rulers
of the former country to secure for
themselves the trade of as much of
the empire as they can, and this to
the exclusion of all others. Until a
few years ago the Celestial empire
I was shut out abolntely from contact
with modern progress by an inherent
and general aversion among the mass
of the people to intercourse of any
kind with outsiders. This repug?
nance went so far as to breed a savage
desire to destroy every discovered in?
truder ; knowing little and caring less
for anything the "outside barbarian"
might think or do. Probably the war
will deccide before very long whether
they will be leavened by an admixture
of modern freemen or be absorbed and
bottled up as far as trade is concern?
ed by the autocratic and semi-barbar?
ous Muscovite. No group of individ?
uals is immutable, and the Chinaman
will in a short time either become a
more valuable member in the commu?
nity of nations or he will be subjugat?
ed. The change will be rapid, as time
is measured in the birth, grown and
decay of nations. From a sleep as
pacific as the ocean dividing the oldest
empire of the East from the youngest
republic of the West, they will one
day awake, possibly with a vigor cor?
responding to that shown by their en?
ergetic neighbors, the Japanese. Ex?
amine the future of such a nation re?
vivified. Their adaption to changed
conditions, tneir economy , versatility
and stoicism are today inherent vir?
tues, these characteristics are demon?
strated by the yellow denizens of our
own country. Again study their past.
Their historical records go back tb
forgotten times and supply many miss?
ing links in the ancient history of
Western nations. To them we owe the
compass, silks, pottery and gunpow?
der. They had, even before we mod?
erns dreamed of such things, litho?
graphy and block printing, canals and
vaccination.
This terra incognita is of immense
importance to the future of the un?
iversal cotton growing and manufac?
turing industry.
The native grown cotton of China
lias been variously estimated as being
equivalent to from 1,000,000 to 12,000,
000 bales per annum. An examination
of interior conditions so far as they
are known to exist will throw an in?
teresting light on their domestic cot?
ton culture and manufacture.
From cotton is made the clothing
of the people. This is more so with
them than with Western nations who
use large quantities of woolens for
outer garments. The massei use cot?
ton almost exclusively. T~? poorer
folk wear garments padded after the
fashion of a bed comforter during
the winter, while such of the people
as can afford to do so, wear several
suits of cotton apparel one over the
other.
Considering the unimportance of
the Chinese cotton mills it can be said
that approximately the whole of the
raw material from which the garments
of these 400,000,000 people are made
must be native growth. In that mys?
terious hinterland there are scattered
little cotton patches. Not measured
a? "patches" are with us, in twenty
to thirty acres, but in units of eighth
or quarter acres, or even less. Mil?
lions of the people growing enough for
their own requirements, and peddling
the small remainder among the neigh?
bors in the inevitable wheelbarrow,
selling a handful here and another or
two there.
Forty years ago two-thirds of the
value of toe exports from Tiensin con?
sisted of raw cotton. It has long ago
: disappeared from the export list.
Consider the possibilities of a com
merciallv free Ctiina.
In 1900 the United States lind
roughly 70,000,000 inhabitants and our
mills used 3,435,000 standard hales of
cotton of 500 pounds each. If then wo
consider our exports of cotton goods
as not far from being offset by our im?
ports of similar articles, we osed '22.G
pounds of cotton per capita, and to
manufacture this we operated 20.000,
000 spindles.
Whenever the price and quality of
mill-made goods force out the hand?
made clothes of China, if their people
us but 75 per cent, of the American
consumprion per head they will u?e up
no less than 1:5, GOO, 000 bales. The
probabilities are then that today
China grows somewhere about 10,000,
0v)0 bales of cotton which is converted
into cloth by her own people.
On the American basis of spindle
production this means thar to Ute
cotton trade of American the "open
door" throws down the bars to an
increase in the mills of the world of
some 80,000,000 spindles. Even sub?
tracting from this China's present im?
ports leaves a dazzling prospect for
the future. If there is any virtue in j
the mill going to the cotton field, then
I indeed will this country one day see a
South beyond the wildest day dreams
of any of its present citizens.
Bucklcn's Arnica Salve.
Ha? world-wide fame for marvellous
cures. 1; r-tu-pa-ir-e* any other salve, lotion,
'. ointment ur bniin for Cats, Corns, Burns,
! Boils, Sore?. Felons. Ulcers, Tetter, Salt
I KheuT. Fever Sores, Chapped Hands, Skin
Eruption-: infallible for ViW*s. Cure guar?
anteed. Only 25.? at J. F. W. DeLorme's
druggist
P?TEMT MEDICINES AS BEVERAGE
Union Paper Says They Are So
Used-Constables Make Seiz?
ures in Such Cases.
The following from the Union Pro?
gress may be news to a good many
people :
"There was qnite a deal of interest
taken in the action of United States
Marshal Drake of Columbia, when on
Saturday he made the rounds of the
drug stores prohibiting them from
selling Peruna on account of the large
percent of alcohol it contains. Here?
after this "tonic" can be had in
Union only on the prescription of a
physician, and as physicians do not
prescribe patent medicines, Peruna is
practically off the market here. It is
a fact that many persons have been ir
the habit of getting drunk on it."
While The Progress says "United
States Marshal Drake," it should not
be inferred that the federal govern?
ment is prohibiting the use of these
patent medicines as beverages. The
man referred to is not a government
officer' but is a State detective in the
employ of the dispensary,, and he is
acting under the following order is?
sued some months ago by Chief Con?
stable Hammett:
Circular No. 12.
To Division Chiefs: At my request
the State chemist has' analyzed the
following articles, which I am in?
formed are being sold in the State,
and his finding is given below:
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, 82.60
per cent, of alcohol.
Dewitt's Stomach Bitters, 65.20
per cent, alcohol.
Peruna, 52 per cent, of alcohol.
Cuban Gingeric, Cl. 10 per cent, of
I alcohol.
Please be advised that the sale as a
beverage of the articles named will
not be permitted and this will be your
authority to seize and ship in to the
commissioner all of which may be
found being handlea as above indicat?
ed.
(Signed) U. B. Hammett.
The chemist's proof is obtained by
volume and by multiplying by two the
spirit proof is obtained.
As will be seen Peruna is not the
only patent medicine that is prohibit?
ed unless a physician recommends its
use. There have been many seizures
of patent medicines and beverages
that contain alcohol. The warehouse
at the dispensary is full of stock of
this kind.
This action is taken under section
555 of the dispensary law, which reads
as follows v
"The manufacture, sale, barter or
exchange, receipt or acceptance for
unlawful use, delivery, storing and
keeping in possession within the State
of any spirituous, malt, vinous, fer?
mented, brewed (whether lager or rice
beer), or other liquors, any compound
or mixture thereof, which contains
alcohol and is used as a beverage, ex?
cept as is hereafter provided, is here-*
by prohibited under a penalty of not
less than three or more than twelve
months at hard labor in the State pen?
itentiary, or pay a fine of no less than
8100 nor more than ?500, cr both fine
and imprisonment, in the discretion
of the court, for each offense! "-The
State.
OVERTAXED,
Hundred* of Sumter Readers'
Know What It Means.
The kidneys are overtaxed;
Have too much to do.
They tell about it in many aches and pains
Backache, sideache, headache.
Early symptoms of kidney ills.
'Urinary troubles, diabetes. Bright's disease
follow.
A Sumter citizen tells herc a certain cure.
George W. Hancock, keeper of the jail. 27
Canal St.. says: "I have been (?own in bed
on account of my back several times and suf?
fered the most intense pain right across the
small of my back which felt just as ita log of
wood w.as laying on i* and crushing the life
out of me and I was unable to get from un?
der it. could not turn over without taking
both hands to pull myself. The kidney se?
cretions were very dark, full of sediment and
called nie out of bed every tittle while. I
think 1 contracted the disease during the
war. away back in ISftiand IN;:; laying out iii
nil kinds of weat lier, exposed io heal and
cold. Since then during later years [ have
suffered everything a man could suffer and
live, i used everything I could jrer hold of
ino nothing seemed, to touch it. I finally saw
Doan's Kidney Pills advertised and went to
Dr. A. .7. China's drujr store ."uni procured a
box. They acted like ;i charm. I have used
three 1 ?oxesand all the pain in my l>ack bas
left, the kidney secretions have been natural
and I feel A No. 1. Doan's Kidney Pills are
t!ie best backache remedy on earth.*'
Por sale liv ;ill dealers. Prit e "xi cents.
Poster-Mi Ibu in Co. Buffalo. N. Y..so!e agents
for the United Slates.
Remember the name noan'.-- and take no
other. r,
Weak
Hearts
Are due to indigestion. Ninety-nine of every
ene hundred people who have heart trouble
can remember when it was simple indiges?
tion. It is a scientific fact that all cases of
heart disease, not organic, are not only
traceable to. but are the direct result of indi?
gestion. All food taken into the stomach
which fails of perfect digestion ferments and
swelis the stomach, puffing it up against the
heart. This interferes with the action of
the heart, and in the course of time that
delicate but vital organ becomes diseased.
Mr. D. Kauble. of Nevada. O., says: I had stomach
trouble and was In a bad state as I had heart trouble
with it. I took Kodol Dyspepsia Cure for abour four
months and it cured me. /
Kodol Digests Wha^ You Eat
and relieves the stomach^of all nervous
strain and the heart of all pressure.
Bottles only. S1.00 Size holding 2lA times tho trial
size, which sells for 50c
Pr?p*r?d by E. C. DeWIT7& CO., CHICAGO.
For sale by Olin B. Davis*

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