How Did it Happen?
Joseph M. Brown, son of the late
Governor and Senator Jos. E. Brown,
?as been a. member of the State of
Geonga Railroad Commission less
than a month. \
fie was appointed by Goverenor Ter
Within that month the Railroad
Commission has promulgated Circular
- 3??u 301. By this Ci scuiar the manu
' facturera of Atlanta have the right to
pro-rate railroad freight charges. For
instance, before the circular was is?
sued the rate on trunks from Atlanta
to Macon was 48c per hundred. If
trtoks were shipped from Birmingham
?O Macon, by way of Atlanta, the
proportion of the freight from Atlanta
io Macon was 23c, a fearful discrimi?
nation in favor of Birmingham.
The Commission has ordered that the
Tate on. trunks from Atlanta to Ma/son
shall he hereafter 25c per hundred;
extra two cents haying been
wu in, presumably, to make even
Of course, the Railroad Commission
?.?oes Jictjexistior-thegood of Atlanta
.. alone. Other cities and towns must be
' embraced within its -jurisdiction and
received the benefits therefrom.
Again, manufacturers cannot alone
enjoy the blessings of the pro-rate
Jobbers must come in for a share,
and then the railroad rates will have
been pro-rated down ontil nearly^ one
italf of the revenue of the railroad
from local charges will b cut off.
The Railroad Commission has been
in existence about twenty-five years.
This change was mada by motin cn of
Jcs. M. Brown. It did not seem, to
occur to anybody before. He is a
railroad man of experience--was for r
jnany years General Freight Agent of
the W. & A. R. R. and made a studyf
of freight rates.
Governor Terrell must have known]
He is the son of Governor and Sena4
tor Brown, who was always a man of
?&e. people, championing always the
rights of the people
Governor Terrell must have knownf
He must have known that Joe
Brown would start a rumpus that
would excite the railroads from one!
end of the country to the other.
We repeat the question, then. How
did the Governor happen to appoint
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The Significance of liao-Yang. \
- Collier's for SepisBmher 24 publishes:
a cablegram from Mr. Frederick '? Pal4
mer, i? special war correspondent with
the Japanese army, whit?fe says : '
3<TJie first great engagement with
modem weapons has developed two
facts-first,' that long guns, by not
permitting infantry to approach, will
cause longer battles; second, the di?
minished value of night attacks,
thanks to the breadth of the fire-swept
?one, which makes it so much more
difScult to charge against rifles hav?
ing a range of two thousand yards.
The thorough nerve of the Japanese
has introduced an innovation in grap
j*ling cold steel, the hand-to-hand
-conflict with their foe in a sudden
Tush under cover of darkness. Experi?
ence also seems to show that search?
lights may become an accessory to in?
trenching tools. Whether Kuropafckin
stands at Tieling or not, the first stage
of the war is ended. The-size of the
Russian force has been a surprise fe
the Japanese, but it is Bilkoff and
sot Knropatkin who is the real gen?
eral. It is Bilkoff who has brought
forth such wonderful results from a
rickety one-track railroad.
"If the Japanese with inferior num?
bers can drive the Russians out of in
trenchments, then what Russian su?
periority in numbers will be required in
3?uropatkin's forthcoming horde to
drive the Japanese back to the Yalu?
The Russians vent into this battle
with the expectation of losing, and
the Japanese with the expectation of
winning at any cost. The soldiers
were so tired that they fell asleep un?
der fire, yet, at the word of com?
mand, they would pick themselves up
again and charge the Russian
A Boy's Wild Ride For Life.
With family around expecting him to
die, and-R sou riding for life, 18 mi iee, to
get Dr. King's Kew Discover? for Con?
sumption Coughs and Colds, W. H. Brown,
of Leesville, Ind. endured d at h's agonies
from asthma:but this wonderful medicine
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He writes: UI now sleep soundly every
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SUMTER, S. C., Sep. 14, 1904.
I WILL be in my office at Sumter,
S. C., on Friday and Saturday of each
?eek and sales day, to attend to Conn
ty business, the remaining time will
be employed in attention to Road?,
Chain Gang, etc.
WM. H. SEALE,
Attest : County Supervisor.
TflOS. V. WALSH, Clerk.
Herald and Freeman please copy.
BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE of the
.Court of Common Pleas for Sumter Coun?
ty in the otate of South Carolina,' in the
?ase of Moses E. L^pez against Mary E.
Hall, Lizzie May Hall, .Robert Troy Hall
and Rutledge China Hall, I will sell to the
highest bidder at public auction at the
Court House in the City of Sumter, in the
County of Sumter andi State of South
Carolina, on saleday in October, 1904, be?
ing the third day of said month, during
the usual hours of sale, the following de?
scribed real estate, to wit :
All that tract of land in said County and
State containing one hundred and fifty
acres, more or less, bounded North by
lands of Thomas Osteeo, East and South
by lands of estate McLeod, and West by
lands of Widow Koib.
Terms of sato Cash. Purchaser to pay
H. FRANK WILSON,
for Sumter Coen?v. 4
Double Barrel Farm in Chester
Editor Herald: I noticed- in your
issues of the 10th instant au article on
t$e double barreled system of a Barn?
well farmer. Mr. W. B. Stringfellow
of . Lewis Turnout tried it this year.
I was over to see it the other day.
On approaching his field it has the
appearance of a solid body of cora.
He has two rows of cotton and two of
corn al? the same width. He used
the same kind of fertilizers and culti?
vated it all alike. He told me that his
cotton was better this year with the
two rows of corn than it was last year
all cotton. His cotton is as good as
the average this year, and the corn is
fine. The only trouble is, we have
had so mach heavy wind and rain it
has blown the corn and caused it to
bend over on the cotton rows, making
it trohbleome to pick. Again, he has
to follow the-picking wi "ch fodder pul?
lers. He showed me one field that he
intended cutting and shocking, which
I think is the best plan when planted
this way. Anyone contemplating
planting'this way vould do well to
call and see Mr. Sringfellow's farm. It
is new to one that has never seen this
kind of cultivation.- Farmer in Rock
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Low excursion rate tickets on sale from Sum?
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Season tickets, $38.65
Sixty-day tickets, 32.25
Fifteen-day tickets, 26.25
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Cheap Trips to the East
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Baltimore. Md.- Acoun* National Convention Frater?
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tending return limit to >ept. 25
Boston, Mass.-Account General Convention Protestant
Episcopal Chinch, Oct 5-28 Rate, one first class fare plus 50
cents for the round trip. Tickets on sale Oct. 2d and od, lim?
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St. Louis, Mo., World's Fair.
Season tickets, 60-?Jay tickets, 15-day tickets, on sale every
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routes, schedules and all information given by ticket agents
and the undersigned.
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