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Pa* SU3ST?B WATCHMAN, SstaMtafead April, 1850? "Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at be thy Country's, thy God's and Truth's. THE TRUE SOUTHRON. Established Jose, 136
Cosolidate? tag. 2,1881. SUMTER. P C.. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 5, 1904. New Series-Vol. XXIV.
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I8E?T BATTLESHIP UflNNEfl.
The Conneticut, the Strongest
Fighting Machine in the World"
Takes the Water Tectay.
New York, Sept. 29-The battleship
Connecticut left her ways at -11:16
this morning in the presence of 15,000
people at ' the , New Fork if?vy yard.
The launching was most successfully
The battleship almost took the (mai?
den dip in the sea without being bap?
tised in campaign, f?er sponsor,
Miss Alice Welles failed to b'eak the
christening bottle as the vessel fled
down the ways. -A Sturdy jacky stand?
ing ou th? bow of tho sb-p seeing -the
failure to smash the bettie, seized the
cord cn which it hnng and with vigor?
ous blow broke the bottle on the
ship's bow. as she was about to enter
the waters. Polio wing tfee iaunching a
luncheon'was served to Itwo" hundred
invited guests. Qn the grand stand
there were many guests including
, Major General Corbin, Ganeral
Grant, General Cfcaffee, ?Rear Admi?
When ?he battleship Connecticut is
completed she will be the'most powerful
fighting engine in the United States
espy. A comparison with the best
ships of other cations shows that the
Connecticut could sacre than hold her
own is battle against any other ship
in the world. She is the only first
ciass battleship.' ia t?e navy that has
heim batik at a Government navy
yara^- The Texas, a second class bat?
tleship was ballt &t the -Norfolk navy
yard, cut was never a complete suc?
cess? 'A- sister ship of the Connecti?
cut, the. Louisiana is being complet?
ed irj J?^ Xewpo? News Shipbuilding
Company. The two battleships which
are idensicai in every particular, were
authorised by aa act -of Congress ap?
proved July I, ?963. There bas been a
race between the Newport News Com?
pany and New York Navy Yard to see
which could complete the vessel first.
The Louisiana was launched a month
ago, but the Na?y Yard men claim,
that the Connecticut bas?a lenght at
load water lice of -?50 ?eet.an? an ex?
treme breadth of "75 feet 10 inchs. She
will have & displacement of 1&000
tons and a trial speed at sea of 18
knots, fier armasses* exceeds that of
any battleship io the navy while.her
defensive armor is the keavies t.
Oar Cerpration Senators.
Republican policies are determined,
in many of the! most important -as?
pects, by asmali coterie in the Senate.
jj The king of this group is now-connect?
ed, by th? marriage of their children,
with John D. Sockef?l?er, with whom,
besides, fae has had dose business
relations for maay years. The man
who, although cot the leader of the
hunch, is its ablest member, .is .a
statesman who has in many ways.good
ideals, bat woo receives ?50,000, a
year as attorney for a railway, was
helpedfcinto politics by the railroads, an
has been in their employ as Hobbyist.
Another member, also with" rouen to
his credit, bas been a lobbyist and a
party boss. A fourth is a man of 'ev?
ocation, a'itistorisn, buta partisan-of
the mo** n nd i lured brand. The Sen?
ate controls legislation and baillies
the House. These men control the
Senate and divide power with the Ex?
ecutive. Money, therefore-ia its
modern fighting form of corporations
-is unmistakably over-represen ted in
Republican legislation. Business ag?
gregations ought to be represented.
Everybody's interests should bare a
nearing-the rich as well as the poor
bat the trouble is the rich are grossly
over-represented. If the Democrats
are the party of confusion and no
policy, the Republicans are the party !
of the ducat's stamp.-Collier's for I
. September 24.
.A dispatch from Gheraw says: Oo |
Saturday Mr. Ross Mn Hoy, a pop- j
Alar yoong man of Chesterfield, was ?
severely stabbed in the neck by John i
Evans, an uppish and dangerous young j
cegro, who attended the Biddle School j
at Charlotte. Evans bas been released j
fey the town autnorities upon payment,
or $23 fine. He will probably be ar-1
rested *nd tried at the next session of j
court, which convenes on October]
10. - Malloy is not dangerously cut, j
but painfully so.
Mr. Smith Oliver, county superin- j
tendent, who was cut at Rubv by Mr. j
W. N. Rateliff on Thuisday, is not j
gettin? along so well Dr. Cooper says j
Oliver is doing as well as could be ex?
pected nader the circumstances, but
tie is in great danger. Ratcliff bas
not been arrestes*, and as yet no pa- j
pets have been made out against him.
For Infants and Children.
Iii KM You Have Always Bugbt
Bea?? the- /*at
TRAIN WRECK HEAR LATT?.
One Coach Smashed to Atoms
Another Spilt in Two.
Through Freight Crashes Into Rear End
? of a Passenger Train-Fortunately no
One Was KilfeaV-Enajneer Pearsall
Probably Fataly Injured.
Dillon, Sept 27.-Last night at
Latta, a station six miles below here,
through freight No. 210 crashed into
the rear end of the Latta branch train,
completely demolishing two' passenger
coaches and probably fatally injuring
Engineer Pearsall and painfully injur?
ing two passengers^ The accident oc?
cured about 10 o'clock just as the Latta
branch train was leaving he yards on
its journey to Clio, fifteen miles away.
There were five passengers in the
two ^coaches, andr that any of them es?
caped with their lives is little short of
miraculous. The rear coach was re?
duced to a heap of kindling wood,
<wbile the next or / second coach' was
split in twain from end to end.
In the confusion which followed . it
was impossible to tell just how the
wreck occurred. Following its night?
ly custom, the Latta branch, which is
a combination freight and passenger
train, had backed up on the main
line, preparatory to going ont on the
Y on is outward-bound trip. The sev?
eral freight cars next to the engine
had cleared the main track when the
through freight appeared on the crest of
a high hill, only two hundred yards
away, bearing down on the slowly-mov?
ing coaches at probably forty miles an
hour. Engineer Pearsall says that,
owing to tlie heavy fog which envelop?
ed the track, he did not see the red
lights on the rear coach until within
one hundred feet of the ill-fated train,
and that he hardly had time to re?
verse his engine and apply the emer?
gency brake before the crash came.
He was hurled from his cab into a
ditch several feet away, where he was
found unconscious some time after?
wards. Several heavy chains weight?
ed him down, and it is feared that
his injuries, which are internal, are
serious. The several passengers in the
two coaches did not realize their im?
minent danger till it was over. A car?
penter by name of Bauch, who was
on his way from Newberry to Clio,
was tnrown through the top of the
coach, and badly cut and bruised
about the face and body. A friend
sitting in the same seat with Bauch
was thrown fifteen ? feet through an
aperture and escaped without, a
scratch. S. 0. Thompson, district
manager for the Southern Bell ajad
Telephone Company, with, headquar?
ters at BennettsviHe, was hurled un?
dera heap of debris, and reci ved sev?
erely very painful, though not serious,
injuries. Mr. Thompson was badly
bruised about the month. None of the
other passengers sustained any injur?
ies, although their ecsape from a hor
' rible death was narrow.
The engine plunged through the first
coach, which was completely demolish?
ed. The second coach, a combination
smoker .and baggage, was split in
twain, the huge freight enigne stop?
ping under the heap of debris, about
ten feet from the front end. Had the
impact been great enough to have car?
ried the engine throng*1 the entire
length of the coach, the three passen?
gers in the end would have been un?
doubtedly crushed to death. Ther
track was cleared right away and to?
day all trains are running on time.
MAGISTRATE YOUMANS ACQUITTED.
After Remaining out Six Minutes
the Jury Returned a Verdict of
' Manning, Sept. 29.- The trial of
Magistrate Yoamans. charged with
vbe killing of John R. Keels, which
has been in progress here since Tues?
day morning, was concluded this aft?
ernoon. After remaining out six min?
utes the jury returned a veridct of not
Great Fire in Lisbon.
Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 29.-The
?commissariat departments and military
stores at Lisbon were destroyed by fire
?today. The loss amounted to $3,000, -
?0d0 dollars. j
Two Negroes Hanged in Philadel?
Philadelphia, Sept. 2?. -James O.
W?ebb, the murderer of his wife and
efe i id, ,and Samuel Archer, who killed
a policeman, were hanged together in
the county prison faeie this morning.
The dsop fell at 1M9. Both were
A special from Winston .Salem, X. j
One of the most borribie tragedies
in the history of Forsyth County, oc?
curred at 1 o'clock Monday morning
at KernerviJle, this county. Louis F. j
Carmichael, a carpenter by trade, aged j
6? years, killed his wife aged 50 years, ;
seriously wounded his twelve-year-old j
step-daughter and then cut his own j
throat with a razor and shot himself I
with a pistol.
One of Many.
H. A. Tisdale, of Summerton. S. C., safFer- !
ed for twenty years with the piles. Spe j
cialists were employe'! and many reined- \
ies used but relief and permanent good j
was found only in the of Dewitt's
Witch Haztl Salve. This is only one of
the many, many cures that have been ef?
fected by this wonderiul remedy. In buy?
ing Witch Hhzel Salve it is only necessary
to se? that yon get a germine DdWitt'*,
made by >2. C. De Witt <t Co. in Chicago,
and a cure is cfriaiu. De Witt*? Witch
Hazel Sarre care* all kinds of piies. cuts,
burua, braise?, e^?nw, tetter, ringworm,
ukin j?sawe?, ei? Said by Olin B. Dav?, i
STATE HOUSE DOME
STILL UNDER FIRE.
Commission Does Not Accept Re?
port of Mr. Kort Berle, and
Has Employed Other Ex?
Columbia, Sept. 29.-"The commis?
sion not having been satisfied with
the report of Mr. Kort Berle upon the
dome of the State Boase, had it ex?
amined by other experts, who confirm?
ed the report made by Mr. C. C. Wil?
son as to the safety of its condition.
The commission, therefore, has decid?
ed to do no farther work on the State
House than what is now contracted
for, the plant for heating and ventila?
tion, and will make a fall report to
the legislaure of the reason for not
carrying on the work."
The statement above was given to the
press last night by the committee ap?
pointed by the legislature to provide
for the completion of the Sate capitol.
This commission was to contract for
snch repairs as might be found neces?
sary and to install a new heating
plant. The members of this commis?
sion are: Senators J. Q. Marshall and
Geo. H. von Kolnitz, Jr., and Repre?
sentatives Altamont Moses, C. J.
Colcock and S. T. D. Lancaster.
The commission met yeserday, in?
spected the extensive arrangements
for installing the heating apparatus,
an<K seemed to be pleased with the
work. No statement in regard to any
proceedings of the commission could
be secured from any of the members
exxcept the above quoted official an
> This will come as a sorprise to the
people of South Carolina. The com?
mission asked Gov. Hey ward to get an
expert to decide between the conten?
tion of Mr. C. C. Wilson that the
dome of the State. capitol is unsafe
arid the claim of Mr. F. Pi Milburn
that it is safe. Gov. Hey ward com?
plied with the request of the commis?
sion and asked the .secretary of the
.treasury to send one of \his best men
here. Mr. Kort Berle was designated
to look over the work at the capitol.
His report, published some time agc,
was favorable in every particular to
Mr. Milburn and contained a number
of sarcastic references to the calcula?
tions of Mr. Wilson,
The commission based its appeal for
expert inspection on the ground that
it was desired to place in the main
lobby of the building a handsome steel
ceiling to take he place of the one put
in by the contractors under Mr. Mil
burn's directions: It was declared by
Mri" C. C. Wilson, the architect em?
ployed by the commission, that the
dome of the capitol" is now resting on
imperfect support, and to add the
weight of the steel ceiling would be to
increase the probability of tbe dome
The report of Mr. Berle was receiv?
ed with di?favor by the commission
and evidently with distrust-and* it
appears that other experts have been
called i?.- The identity of these par?
ties is unknown, but the members of
the commission evidently rely upon
tfceir ability to judge the work, for
they announce that they will not pro?
ceed with the work of putting in the
ceiling. As four of the member of
this commission will be in the legisla?
ture next year it is quite probable
that there, will be some interesting de?
Columbia, Sept 29.-Gov, Hey ward j
yesterday received the resignation of
Mr. G. F- Parrot, who has been;
treasurer of Lee -county and k*s ac
cef -ted the position of general manager
of the Lee County Manufacturing
eoaapany. Gov, Heyward will not ac-1
cept the resignation before the 14th !
o? October in order io give the comp?
troller general's ctffioe time in which
to make the formal settlement Mr. \
T. C. Perrin, who received the nomi?
nation for treasurer for the next two.
years, will be commissioned for Mr.
Parootfs unexpired term.
Paris, Sept. 3fo.- A special train
from Paris to Harte was rifled -of
raluahl?? last aigbt. The robhery
came to light tot?ay. Ninety-one bags;
containing United States mail and a:
large qst*ntity of valuable papers
and articles were <*ot open and valua?
bles taken. The exact less is not
known bot is esti2nated thar the
thieves obtained booty worth a vast
Chief of police K. X. Westbrooke
of Albany, Ga., is on ferial in that city
for horsewhipping Rev. Len G.
Broughton, D. D., thc sensational
preacher of Atlanta vbo made dam?
aging charge- against Capt West?
brooke in aa address delivered in Al?
Moscow. Sept 28.-Leant Sergius
Tolstoi, the brother of Count Leo, is !
dead. He was the very acthiibesis of
Count Leo. residing on his estate in
lordly style and living the life of a
veritable self-induisent epicure,, while
his brother, clad in homespun, leads
the Hie of an ascetic. Count Sergius
had two daughters, who are passionate
admfrers of their uncle and who?e
ideas they adopted in refusing to.mar?
ry, one of the:n selecting a coachman
as her mate.
Clio, Sept. 2S.-Jeff D. Eden's gin
house, willi 12 bales of cotton, two
fine gins with presses, was burned
this evening. The property was in?
sured for one-fourth of its value.
- H ?rni- - -
Can You Eat?
J. B. Taylor, a prominent m??rc7K?:t ?>f
<.-/hrie-Mnan, Tex , snvs: "1 could no: i*at
because of a weak stomach. ? ??-s? all
strength ?iud ran down iu weight. Ali
that money could do ?VHS doue, bat all
hope of rec ?very ?*:.;> i ~hed. Hearii?*: of
?.orne vouderfr.l eures tffected by n>e of
KodoL Dr^ptu-sin (.'ure, concluded to try
it - Tue fti>t bortie benefited me, and aft?
er taking four bottlei*. I sm fully restored
to ray usual rtrtngth, weight and health.7'
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you
?dbsand cures. Sold hy Olin B. Davis.
TROUBLE FEARED IN DARLINGTON.
At Requast of Sheriff Scarborough
the Darlington Gaurds Were
Ordered Out by Governor
H ey wa rd.
Columbia, Sept. 29.-Gov. Hey-"
ward last night received from the
sheriff of Darlington a telegram sug?
gesting that the Darlington Guards
had better be ordered out to protect
the person of Sam Marks,1 sent back to
Darlington Tuesday to be tried on the
charge of having murdered Mr. Hil?
Gov. Heyward is not disposed to
think the people of Darlington are
full of vengeance that they would not
let the law take its course, especially
as the crime was committed but a short
time ago and the trial will be a speedy
one, in due course of law. But in or?
der to give the prisoner all possible
protection, he complied with the re?
quest of Sheriff Scarborough.
The night of the negro's arrest it
was reported that there might be a
lynching, and the Darlington Guards
were ordered- out, but there was no
evidence of a lynching party having
been formed. The negro was taken to
the penitentiary for safe keeping and
was released to deputy sheriffs Tues?
day on the warrant of Solicitor J. M.
Johnson and Sheriff Scarborough.
Last night Gov. Heyward received
the following telegram from the
sheriff of Darlington county.
Darlington, Sept. 28.
Governor D. C. Heyward :
Out of an abundance of precaution I
suggest that you place the Darilngton
; Guardsjsubject to my order if it meets
your approval. I propose to use every
means to protect the prisoner while
j he is in my custody.
G. P. Scarborough, Sheriff.
Gov. Heyward replied:
Sheriff G. P. Scarborough,
Your telegrm received. I have in?
structed Capt. Cox to hold the Dar?
lington Guards subject to your order.
D. C. Heyward.
To Capt. Cox Gov. Hevward wired :
Capt. R. E. Cox,
Sheriff Scarborough has wired me
that "out of an abundance of precau?
tion" he wishes the Darilngton
Guards placed subject to his orders.
Consult with him and carry out his
orders in case it is necessary to pro?
tect the prisoner.
D. C. Heyward,
Gov. Heyward reached Capt. Cox
over the long distance 'phone and was
assured that there was no apparent
danger. The Darlington Guards were
ordered to the armory and Capt. Cox
gave verbal assurance that be would
do all in his power to protect the pris?
BOODLE ALBERTO ARRESTED.
Grafters Came to Grief in Buffalo
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 29.-Seven
members of the Board of Alderman
or previous members were arraigned
before Justice Kenedrick at IO o'clock
this morning, charged with bribery.
They were Henry Moeset, J. Thomas
Harp, Orren F. Pierce, present alder?
man, and Edwrd C. Beiser, Louis G.
Roedel, Henry G. Schneider, John
G. Busch, former alderman. The
arrests are the Tesuit of a lively cam?
paign aginst boodling, which has been
S1D0TJN0 AFFRAY IT MANSE'S.
?nelflan Shot in the fleck and An?
other in Arm.
Holly Hill, Sept. 29.-A family row
occurred at Vance's near Hoily Hill,
yesterday between Elvin 'Smith, his
I two sons, Tom and John, and his son
I in-law, Cass Stoutamire. Stoutamire
I shot at Elvin Smith, missing him,
the shot entering thc neck ot' John,
the young son of Smith, who had run
I between the two. Tom, an older son
of Smith, then took up the quarrel
and shot at Stoutamire, wounding
bim in the arm. Neither is seriously
woanded and holli are doing well ac
Sueding Gc?lapsed in Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 29.- A flat building
at Ashland avenue and Fifty Fifth
street owned by Alderman Thomas
Carey collapsed this morning. Ambu?
lances have been summoned and it is
supposed a number of the occupants
Senator Hoars Condition.
Worcester, Mass?. Hept. 29.-The
following bulletin was issued this
afternoon on the condition of Senator
Hoar. "Senator Hoar is no better
this morning, he failed through the
nifcht. He may live through the
day or may not. "
Savad IVo From Death. j1
"Our little daughter had an almost fatal i 1
attack of whooping cough and bronchitis." ! j
writes Mrs. W. K. Haviland, of Armonk, N. j <
Y., "but, when all other remedies failed, we i <
saved her life with Dr. King's New Dis- j f
covery. Our niece, who had Consumption I 1
in an advanced stage, alto used this won- ! f
derfui medicine and today she is perfect- i j
ly well.'' Desperate throat acd lun^ di?- ; f
eases yield to Dr. Kind's New Discovery i
as to no other medicine on earth. Inf ail : - *
ble for Coughs and Colds ."Oe and Si CO t
bottles guaranteed by J. F. W. DeLorme. t
Trial bottles free. (
SENATOR GEORGE F. HOfiR DEAD.
End Came Quietly After a Period
of Unconsciousness That Had
Lasted Several days. .
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 30.-George
Frisbie Hoar, senior United States
senator from Massachusetts, died at i
his home in this city at 1.35 o'clock
The end followed a period of uncon?
sciousness that had continued since
early Tuesday and came so gently that
only the attending physicians were
aware of the e"act moment of dissolu?
The attending physicians despaired
of the senator's' life six' weeks ago,
but such was the vitality exhibited by
their distinguished patient that even
they were surprised and the public
was at times led to' cherish a faith in
an ultimate recovery.
On Sunday last, however, all hope
was abandoned after a last unsuccessful
attempt to administer medicine and
nourishment. Brief lucid intervals
were followed by longer durations of
unconsciousness until Tuesday morn?
ing when the venerable statesman
sank into a state of'coma from which
all effort to rouse him proved fntile.
There were present at the bedside
when death came the senator's son,
Gen. Rockwood Hoar, his daughter,
Mary Hoar, and Dr. Warren R. Gil?
man. The announcement of his death
was conveyed to the people of the city
by "he tolling of the church bells.
Senator Hoar had been in ill health
since last winter and towards the close
of the last session of congress was
frequently absent from tbe senate.
His last appearance in public life was
several months ago when he made an
informal afternoon address on the oc?
casion of the presentation to the city
of some copies cf Stuart's portraits of
Washington by the Daughters of the
The Funeral Arrangements.
Worcester, Mass., Sept. 30.-The
funeral services over the remains of
Senator Hoar, who died this morning
will be held in the Church of Unity,
this city, Monday next at 2:30 in the
afternoon. It is probable that Rev.
Edward Everett Hale, the first pastor
of the church, of which the deceased
was a life long member, will officiate.
The body will be buried in the family
lot at the side of his wife, who died
last December.' ,
KEEPING PACE WITH DEMANDS.
This Will Be Truly a Greater State
Fair-It Begins on October 25th
The State Agricultural and Mechani?
cal Soci?ty purchased one hundred
acres of level land in the southern
part of Columbia last spring: on -which,
to hold its annual South Carolina State
Fairs. This change was made neces?
sary because the old grounds were too
small to accommodate the large num?
ber of exhibitors and visitors who an?
nually attended the great fairs, and
the buildings were no longer suitably
for the purposes for which they were
built. On the new grounds there is
room for everything and for every?
body, and they are more conveniently
situated to the transportation lines
than the old grounds were. The dis?
tance is less than a half mile from the
new union depot, and the grounds are
reached by several fine roads and by
the street car lines, and no trouble will
be experienced in handling the large
crowds that are sure to visit Columbia.
Visitors will find everything brand new
this year. The buildings are all modern
in construction, large, airy, and com?
fortable, all one story, with numerous
exits and wide aisles. One building is
devoted entirely to the handiwork ot
women, and is set apart from the other
buildings so that the fair sex may en?
joy themselves without interruption.
Another building is devoted to the agri?
cultural exhibits and implements, and
another to the commercial exhibits.
Then, the poultry building occupies a
very prominent location and is very
large and roomy. ?The live stock barns
are so arranged that all visitors can
safely and conveniently pass through
all of them and see all the stock at any
time, and the management specially
requests that visitors avail themselves
of this opportunity.
The regulation mile race track is lo?
cated in the southern" part of the
grounds, and is a beauly. The races
may be viewed from the Fair grounds
if it be preferred to do so, but a large,
comfortable grand stand is located at
the finish of the home stretch, where
the races can be viewed to much better
advantage and with more comfort. The
Quarter stretch is not separated from
the grand stand, as was the case on
the old track, but all are combined
under one inclosure, thus increasing
the social part of the meet.
The Midway or Pike is located near
the main entrances, and will be filled
with all the modern sh?ws and attrac?
tions, with wares from very part of
the world, and with people from every
part of the world. The athletic
grounds are located just opposite the
Midway, on the other side of the
entrance. Here will be played two
excellent games of football during
.The railroads have offered very
cheap rates on account of the first
Greater State Fair, and they will run
most convenient schedules from all
sections of the State. In view of all
the attractions that have been ar?
ranged for. there is no risk in saying
that the large crowd of last year will
be doubled this fall, and that^t^is
great gathering will be more easily ac?
commodated than in any former year.
Every one ought to attend the only
big fair and social event in thc
Cause of Lockjaw.
Lockjaw, or tetanus, i* canoed by a bacil?
lus germ which exist* plentifully io street
iirt. It is inactive so Inns as exposed to
Iheair. bat when carrie l beneath the skin,
is in the wounds caused by percussion
:aps or by rusty nail*, and when the air is
?xclarled the perm is roused to activity
iud produces the most virulent poison
mown. Th**e gerar* may be defctro^ed
md all dswiret nf lockjaw avoided by ap
iJyina ChatnK*?-*rna?s Pain B-ilm freely as
oon as the i ..ii?v is received. Pain Balm
s an antiseptic au ff eic se* cuts, bruises
ind like injuries to heal without raatura
ion and in one third the time rfqm'red by
he usual treatment. It ia for sale by
China's Dreg Store. _? I
PATHETIC SASE B MANNING.
A Little Boy Sentenced to the Re?
formatory for Stealing When
We have attended upon the courts
for a number of years, but never in
all of our experiences have we'ever
witnessed a more pathetic case than
one tried last Monday, did we have
the time and space, we think there is
enough material in the case ta write
several columns, and weave a story
which would be heart-melting-and
also be an object lesson to the boys
now growing up. Here was a young
man named Willie Smith of fair in?
telligence with a bright handsome boy
13 years of ag.e the son of Smith's sis?
ter, and whose father was a railroad
engineer that met his death in a col?
lision ; the little fellowfs name is Har?
ry Palmer, both hailed from Augusta,
and claimed to be mill operatives, and
both have mothers living in Augusta.
These two, uncle and nephew, left Au?
gusta in search of work, first going to
Columbia, finding tho mills crowded,
they went to Sumter, that mill was
shut down, they then pulled out
tramping for Orangeburg/ At Rimini
the little fellow broke into the depot,
as he says in search of food, finding
none, he picked up some clothing be?
longing tn the agent; the elder one
had gone to sleep on the platform and
waking np he missed the boy, called
out for him, and was answered from
within, Smith go up, went into the
waiting room, looked into the window
and finding the boy inside ordered him
to come out; when the boy came he
had in his hands the bundle of clothes.
Smith asked what he was goh'i; tc do
with them, and be said "I am going
to trade them off for food." Smith
grabbed the bundle and threw it back,
in the room, and made the boy come
out. This in ^effect is the story of
these two tramps, and their story im?
pressed us and many others as being
true, while there are others who be?
lieve the elder has made a scape-goat
of the boy and the story was a piece
of shrewdness to clear Smith and se?
cure a light sentence for little Palmer
who pleaded guilty. The jury piz si
have been impressed with Smiths de
meanor as they found thim "not
guilty." Solicitor Wilson, believir.,g the
boy a victim of the man, appealed to
the Judge to make his sentence as
light as possible. The Judge in passing
sentence, told the little fellow that he
would send him to the State Reforma?
tory and if he behaved himself he
would recommend a commutation of
the sentence from one year to a short?
er time. The little fellow received his
sentence with very little emotion, not
that he did not realize its meaning,
for he is remarkably intelligent for
his years. After sentence was pro?
nounced npon : little Palmer, Smith
broke down and wept bitterly.-Man
King Alfonso to Jake a Wife
Carlin, Sept. 29.-It is reported
that the betrothal of King Alfonso of
Spain and Duchess*Marie Antoinette
of Mecklenburg-Schwerin will shortly
be announced. The Dutchess is
twenty years of age and is a cousin of
the ruling Grand Duke of Mecklen?
!t is Serious.
Some Sumter People
Fail to Realize the
The constant aching of a bad back.
The weariness, the tired feeling.
The pains and aches of kidney ills.
Are serious-if neglected.
Dangerous urinary tron?les follow.
A Sumter citizen shows you how K> avoid
Mrs. O. E. Bostick, residing ar. Us >. Main
street, says: "I suffered greatly for some
time '?vitil pains across my loins, in my limos
and a ?lull, heavy aching in .ray loins Thu?
num in my limbs was sharp and shifting,
sometimes in one place and then in another.
When I would sit for a while and jre? up to
walk it would strike me in the knees a.'d chen
the ankles so severe as to make me cry oat.
? thought ?f. was rheumatism and was doctor?
ing for that, but after rubbing with every?
thing! knew of and trying blood purifiers,
etc.. ? did not notice any apparent benefit.
Seeing Doan's Kidney Pills very highly rec?
ommended by well known citizens I went to
Dr. A. J. China's drug store and obtained a
1M).V. The result of their use as directed was
very gratifyinj; indeed. The aching-in un?
bar!, ceased. I do not have the shooting
pains in my limbs and for the past two or
three months 1 have been free from the trou?
ble. 1 must say Doan's Kidney Pills brought
al)out these results."
For s:i le by all dealers. Price 5? cenI os
ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo; X. v., sole agents'
for the U. S.
Remember the name-Doan's-and take no
Easy to take ar.d easy to act is
that famous little pill DeWitfs
Little Early Risers. This is dus to
the fact that they tonic the liver in?
stead of purging it. They never gripe
nor sicken, not even the most delicate
lady, and yet they are so certain in
results that no or.e who uses them is
disappointed. They cure torpid liver,
constipation, biliousness, jaundice,
headache, malaria and ward off pneu?
monia and fevers.
PREPARED ONLY ?Y
E. C. De WI TT & CO., CHICAGO .
Don't Forget the Same, J
For sale by Olin B. Davis.