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I Tan SDMTBB WATCHMAN, Established 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 THUS SOUTHRON, Enablished Jase, 186
?* fwiMfttad ? issi RTTMTTT.T?. S Ci.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 7. 1904. New Series-Vol. XXIV. No. 20
Published STOTT TCetaosday,
OSTEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY,
SUMTER, S. C.
(1 50 per annum-io advance
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Charged for. ,
TIE WORLD'S HIB CLOSES.
The End of the Greatest Exposi?
tion the World has Ever Seen.
Tie Last pay Devoted to Honoring David
B. Franois, Wno Made lt a Success,
St. Loni?, Dec-I.-The Louisiana
P?rchase Exposition wilt* ? officially
close at midnight tonight when the
errand illumination which has de?
lighted the eyes of millions daring
the past seven mont ns will be turned
off for the last time. The final day is
known as "Francis Day,," being devot?
ed to honoring David Francis, the pre?
sident of the exposit?onx?ompany-, and
the man to whose efforts the magnifi?
cent success of the exposition was
largely dne. Ix is probable that with
today''s attendance the total for the
season will be close to nineteen mil
?UT FOR MU BILLION BOLUSES.
Greatest Law Suit On Beoord Be?
gun in Chicago Today. Penn?
sylvania Railroad the De?
Chicago, Nov. 30.- The largest suit
.ever filed ia any city in the world, in?
volving harf a billion dollars, began
today before Judge Kohlsaat, of the
United States Court, when the heirs
of Alnon G. Stewart and General Hart
Stewart began sn attempt1 to make
good claims against the Pennsylvania
Railroad. The heirs seek to recove1*
for use of several miles of Stewart
avenue by the railroad company, and as
.this is the principal entrance of the
railroad to the city tb,is action will be
bitterly fought. The property in dis?
pute came to the original owners as
govrenment land which they acquired
when Chicago was merely a trading
pose and the land in question was ten
miles or more from the centre of the
present city. The, Stewart heirs gave
the property to the ciy, with the
restriction that should the land be
used for any bnt original purpose it
should revert to the heirs. The
Pennsylvania Railway got the right of
way and the heirs are now sning.
President Roosevelt^ family are
among the claimants.
HRS. OBIDWICK TO PAY HER DEBTS.
Has Settled With Her Largest and
Most Pressing Creditor and Will
Arrange to Pay Others
New York. Dec. 1.-Mrs. Cassie L.
Chadwick, the Cleveland society wo?
man, whose financial dealings caused
.so much stix, bas satisfied Herbert
Newton, of Brookline, Mass.-, one
of those holding big claims against
her. that she can and will pay $190,
000 which she borrowed from bim.
Asa result, iesral proceedings, brought
by Newton will be dropped. It is
stated here that Mrs. Chadwick has
made preparations to leave this city
and ?0 to her home in Cleveland. It
is thought she will there be able to
arrange all her affairs ?tnd she will
soon leave for some health resort in
the South, where ?he can recuperate
from the trying time she experienced
Mrs. Chadwick, leaning on the arm
cf her son, left the Holland House
this morning at ll o'clock and drove
down town. It is believed this marks
her departure from New York.
Washington, Nov 30.-It is an?
nounce at the Navy Deprtment that
the President will offer to Rear Admi?
ral Charles H. Davis the membership
on the international court of inquiry
which will > investigate tbe firing on
the British' trawlers by Russian war?
Columubia, Nov. 30.-A commission
was ietued today to the Charleston
and Summerville Railway Cmpany
which proposes to build an electric
line from Charleston to Summerville.
The capital is $1.000,000 and the cor?
porators are J.J. O'Connell, Congress?
man George S. Legare and Geo. S.
Evans, all of Charleston and Warren
Fe Martin, of Philadelphia.
Fight Will Be Bitter.
Tho=e wno will pe<-s>Pt ra closing their
ears t?t?aiuet 'he continual recommenda
tiou of Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption, will have a long and bitter
fight vi' h tneir tronbk s if not ended earlier
by fatal termination. Rca i what T. R.
Beal] or Be* ll, MI<-P. rta-; to say: uLast
fa?l my wife had every symptom of
r u-u iiptioa. She t?-o c Dr. King** New
D'-c*'Yt ry af*e*>wryti?sr.g H-H had failed.
1 j>pr.->vem~nt cwn? ac once nnd f.rar
.or.r>e eriti elv cur-d he : (iunranteei' by
J F. lV D*?,V?ru,e. jtr-.ii/- i-\ Price 5 ?,
ni; J $1.00. Tii 1 bott:* free.
PLAN A BIG TREAT.
Will Extend Their Out of Town
Trade by Special Theatre
Columbia, Nov. 30.-At the annual
meeting of the Chamber of Commerce
the secretary Col. E. B. Clark, told
of efforts which are being made to ran
in Columbia five or six special trains
during the winter, on which trains
passengers will come at the invitation
ofJ Columbia merchants and will pay
no railroad fare.
The details of the plan have not
been completed but Mr. Clark has
about perfected the plans, and some of
the railroads have signified her will?
ingness to co-operate.
Under the laws of the passenger ser?
vice association, railroads belonging
to that association cannot charter
trains for commercial purposes, except
for theatre parties. The arrangement
after being worked up will be enter?
ed into by the merchants and Mana?
ger Brown. Those merchants who
have been approached have assented to
The plan in a general way is to pick
half a dozen of the better attractions
which will be staged here during the
winter and to run to Columbia a char?
tered train on each of those days.
The first train will come over one
line, the train on the day of the next
attraction will come over another line,
and so on as long as the merchants
continue their support.
Each merchant who contributes will
be permitted to inpvite a certain num?
ber of visitors from out of the city
according to the amount subscribed
Each visitor will be a i ven a certain
number of tickets at the theatre with
purchases of certain amounts at the
stores of the merchant subscribing to
the fund. This will keep up the na?
ture of the theatre train.
. Other plans have been suggested
but ail Irave the same object in view
tn get representative people out of the
stat3 to come to Columbia on shop?
ping trips and see the growing whole?
sale quarter of the city. The details
are still in a formulative state and
may be altered.
REPORT OF S0?T0N GINNED.
Census Bureau's Report by States
and Territories of the Crop of
- * 1904.
Washington, Nov. 30.-The census
burean today issued a report by States
and territories of the quantity of cot?
ton ginned from the growth of 1904 up
Ito Nov. 14, showing that 29,611 gin?
neries had been operated this season
up to that time, and that these had
ginned 9,906,057 running bales. Count?
ing /round bales as half bales, the
number is 9,786,646. '
To the same date last year the run?
ning bales ginned numbered 7,070,437,
which proved to be 69.4 per cent, of
the entire crop of the year. The gin?
ning output in running bales by
States for^the present year, up to Nov.
.14, was as follows :
Alabama, 1,073,319; Arkansas, 556,
433; Florida, 60,2?1; Georgia, 1,545,
513; Indian Territory, 321,981 ; Ken?
tucky, 850; Louisiana, 678,970: Mis?
sissippi, 1,051,906; Missouri, 28,217;
I North Carolina, 519,427 ; Oklahoma,
222,939^ South Carolina, 930,713;
Tenessee, 196,387: Texas, 2,727,198:
LARRY GANTT GOES TO GEORGIA.
He Buys Interest in a Rome, Ga.,
Larry Gantt, now of this county,
who has been closely identified for
considerably more than a quarter of a
century with the press of South Caro?
lina and Georgia, has closed a con?
tract by which be becomes part propri?
etor and editor in chief of the Rome
Evening Herald, assuming this fpo si -
tion at once.
There is perhaps not a newspaper
man in Georgia better known to the
profession, or to the public generally,
than Larry Gantt. He won his first
spars in the newspaper field wbeu he
established the Oglethorpe Echo, at
Lexington, thirty-two years ago. The
Echo's success established. Mr. Gantt
reestablished the Athens Banner, mak?
ing it a daily and putting it on the
road to the highly successful career it
"has since enjoyed. Then the Elberton
Star was established, after which Mr.
Gantt became editor of the Southern
Alliauce Farmer, the official organ of
the Farmer's Alliance, a newspaper
which was published in Atlanta dur?
ing the days when that organization
was at its strongest in Georgia.
Mr. Gantt has been, during his ca?
reer, editor of the Columbia, S. C.,
Register, and he also founded the
Piedmont Headlight, ?t Spartanburg.
He knows every detail of tbe news?
paper business, from the type case to
the press room, and possesses a strik?
ingly characteristic style which makps
his editorial work of exceeding inter?
For several years past Mr. Gantt has
been engaged in farming and in the
real estate business in this county,
occasionally contributing to the press.
Belgrade, Dec. 2.-The members of
the cabinet handed their resignations
to King Peter today. The reasons for
th'?ir action was not related.
Mother Be Oarefti!
?>f the health of jour children. Lt ok oat
io;- Co ;tfhc. Colart. Croup ai.d Whooping
Cosgh. Stop them in time-On* minute
CoJgft Cure is the bf?t remedy. Hirmles.
e.jjd pea MI'. Sod ly (J. !'/. Dan-5.
A NEW DISEASE AMONG CATTLE.
The State Veterinarian at Clemson
Tells of Some Recent Investi
Coiumbia, Nov. 30.-Within the la3t
month Dr. Loni s A. Klein of Clemson,
the State veterinarian, has rceived
letters from a number of farmers con?
cerning a disease, unfamiliar to them,
which was causing the death of their
calves and yearling cattle. This dis?
ease was manifested by the following
symptoms : Gradual loss of condition
and strength, with the animals feed?
ing well; a soft, sack-like swelling
under the jaw, which was not hot or
tender; scours; sometimes a watery
discharge from the eyes. The animals
usually lived one to three months after
being attacked. Only young cattle
were affected, even where the old
cattle used the same pasture and barn.
Of the cases reported only three re?
covered. On one farm the young cat?
tle had been carried off in this way
for three years.
Investigation of the%disease has not
been completed, but on several farms
visted it was found that the trouble
was caused by small worms, one-half
to one inch long and about as thick
as a hair. In fact, at first sight,
they had the appearance of short
white hairs, but on closer examination
the larger worms show a red stripe
curling through the body like a cork?
screw, the red stripe on the white
background presenting the appearance
of a barber's pole. These worms,
which are known as the twisted-wire
worm, also as the stomach worm,
were found by thousands in the fourth
stomach of the affected animals ex?
amined, lying in the mucous of the
stomach wall and scatterd through the
contents of that organ. They live on
the blood and body juices of the ani?
mal they inhabit, thus depriving the
animal of the nourishment which it
should derive from its food.
out of the affected animal, dropping cn
the grass or into pools of water, and
when other cattle eat the grass or
drink the water, they become infect?
ed with the disease. The escape of
the older cattle from the fatal effects
of the disease is explained by the fact
that because of their greater strength
they are able to withstand the attacks
of the worms, but, although they do
not show the symptoms of the disease,
they may, nevertheless, play an im?
portant part in the infection of the
Farmers who have had the disease
among their cattle should not, there?
fore, put young cattle on the pastures
which have been used by the sick cat?
tle, or which have been used by the
older cattle which have been running
with the sick cattle. If it is not pos?
sible to put the young cattle in a
clean pasture, the infected pasture
should be burned off whenever the
grass is in suitable condition, lt is
important also to see that the pasture
used by the young cattle does not re?
ceive drainage from-the infected pas?
ture. If this coursb is followed, the
disease will be eradicated from the
Medical treatment of the sick ani?
mal usually yields satisfactory results
if begun in time. The details of this
treatment can be had upon application
to the State veterinarian.
BEPORT OF SECRETARY HESTER.
Decrease Shown in Amount of
Spot Cotton Handled.
New Orleans, Nov. 30.-The annual
report of the board of directors and
Secretary Hester of the cottou ex?
change was made today. It shows a
business in "spots," "free on board"
arid "costs, freight and insurance"
of 1,300,000 bales, against 1,400,000
bales last year and 1,300,000 bales the
year before. In futures the transac?
tions more than doubled the large
business of 1902-1903, with New Or?
leans holding its position in the front
rank of the great markets of the
world. Notwithstanding the decrease
in the receipts of cotton, due to les?
sened production in territory tributary
to this market, New Orleans handled
over its wharves 22.24 per ceut. cf the
cotton crop of the United ?States,
against 2^.18 last year. Complaint is
made that the exchange is still ham?
pered by lack of telegraph facilities to
pjints in the cotton belt, although
remarkable results have been obtained
in the expeditious handling of mes?
sages between New Orleans, and New
York and Liverpool.
Washington. Dec. 1.-President
Roosevelt this morning promised to
appoint the only living grandson of
Stonewall Jackson, Stonewall Jack?
son Christian of Charlotte. N. C., to
the Military Academy at West Point.
At the same time the president pro?
mised an appointment to Harry Still?
well Edwards, the son of the Postmas?
ter at Macon, Ga., to tho academy.
Washington, Nov. 30.-Senator
Cockrell, ot' Missouri, called on the
President this morning and had a talk
with the executive over the offer,
of either ii place on the Panama
canal commission or interstate com?
missioner. He i< inclined to accept the
Panania commission position.
A sire sign cf approaching revolt and
serious trouole in your system is nervous?
ness, sleeplessness, or stomach upsets.
K'ectric liirtvrs will quickly dismember the
troublesome cau-e-. It never t?ti?- to tone
thc stomach, rt^ulate the Kicne s and
Bowels, sti nulate the Liver, nm! ciaiify the
blood. Kiri d'>v:i systems benefil
partie i!ar!_. anda ! the usual attending
at he; van sh nuder ifs searchipg ami
thor03gh tffectivene*?. Electric Bitters
only :>(u%. and ?:?H: I- returned if it don't
5<ave perice? sitj-faeiio i Gua "?ntced by
.i F \V. I) Lonne, Dru. .
g?tions He Has Been
These worms are constantly
STATE CAPITAL CORRESPONDENCE.
The Story of a Mule That has Won
Fame and Caused the Courts
Much Trouhle and the Liti?
gants More Than Many \
Mules are Worth.
By W. H. McCaw.
Columbia, Dec 1.-In the opinion
just handed down here in the case of
"the State, ex rel., oj. K. Kirven,
plaintiff respondent, against R. J.
Scarborough, respondent, appellant,"
there is a thrilling account of the
lightning-like transfer of possession
of "one brown mare mule of the
value of $150." This mule should
have a name to assist her iu carrying
the great amount of legal trouble she
has been through the past twelve
months in the shape of magistrate's
orders, mandamus proceedings, con?
tempt orders, warrants for larceny,
supreme court appeals and the like
that is, if she is still in existence, of or
according to the record there is a
strong intimation that she has passed
ont of her turbulent career in the
form of thin air. Kirven is the man
from whom Scarborough, a Magis?
trate's constable, seized the mule un?
der an order from Magistrate John
Floyd of Darlington on an affidavit
from F. T. Odom charging Kirven
with larceny. . The case was transfer
redjto another magistrate, who decid?
ed ?bat there were no facts ou which
to Sase a charge of theft against Kir?
ven} and ordered the constable to re?
turn the mule to him. Bot in the
meantime Scarborough had turned the
mill over to Odern, who passed it on
W. 33. Erunson, "the man from whom
he rhad purchased it, Branson had
turned it over to N. R.^Harrel, a part?
ner of Johu K. Kirven in the firm of
Harrell & Kirven, who told the con?
stable when he came for it that it
had been disposed cf. The curions
upshot of the whole business is that
Kirven is out a mule,'which the courts
decided was wrongfully seized from
him and Odom was given a mule which
evidently did not belong to him. The
constable had to resort to a techni?
cality to escape a term in jail for con?
tempt of court, the contempt proceed?
ings against bim being dismissed by
the supreme court because Judge
Watts who ordered him to spend sixty
days in jail for failing to restore the
mule, which it was a physical impos?
sibility to do, signed the contempt or?
der outside of the county in which the
cas? arose, and because "a judge at
chambers has no jurisdiction to pass
judgment or sentence for criminal con?
tempt, except such as may be commit?
ted in the immediate presence of the
. The story of the constable's curious,
and at times apparently serious, trou?
bles with the mule, is best told iu the
language of the opinion :
"Upon failure or refasal of Scar?
borough to obey the order of Magis?
trate Sanders, Judge Watts at Cham?
bers issued an alternative writ of
mandamus commanding Scarborough
to deliver the mule as required by or?
der of Magistrate Sanders, or show
cause at Cheraw why he did not obey
said order. In his return Scarborough
claimed that it was a matter of physi?
cal impossibility for bim to comply,
inasmuch as the mule having been
turned over to the prosecutor Odern
nnd?r the order of the original magis?
trate it was no longer '"n the consta?
ble's control. Jndge Watts held the
return insufficient and on the 13th of
January issued a peremptory writ of
, mandamus commanding Scarborough
to forthwith deliver the property to
Kirven. From this order Scarborugh
appealed on the ground that Judge
Watts bad no authority to hear the
matter outside the county in whiajp
the respondent lived. On the 22d of
January Jndge Watts issaed* another
order requiring Scarborough to show
cause at Cheraw why he should not
be adjudged iu contempt of court. To
this the constable made return and ex?
plained how it was impossible for him
to obey the writ of mandamus, * *
* that he,Scarborough, bad made.dili?
gent inquiry as to the whereabouts of
the property without being able to find
ir, that he intended no disrespect to
the orders of the court and would
willingly comply if possible. A
counter affidavit by Magistrate Floyd
was submitted to the effect that Scar?
borough did not apply to him either
before or after the case was heard by
Magistrate Sanders as to what disposi?
tion to make of the mule."
Judge Watts then signed an order
j giving Scarborough twelve days in
which to either produce the mule and
turn it over to Kirven or pay a fine of
8150 "to be held by the said clerk of
court.subject to the further order of
this court," or "be committed to the
common jail of Darlington county
and there kept in close confinement
without bail for the term of sixty
After reading the opinion repeatedly
until one is bordering on a case of
blind staggers he is still left wonder?
ing what became of the mule,
whether Odom, Brimson and Harrell
did not each get $150 worth of mnle
for no consideration, and where the
justice comes in for Kirven from
whom the mule was wrongfully taken
with a vicious affidavit, until in terror
of stumbling into contempt of the su?
preme court he ceases wondering.
Xo More Suffering.
If voa are troubled with indigestion yet a
bottle of Konol Dyspepsia Core and see
how quickly it wsll cure you. Geo A
Thomson, of Spencer, la., says: ''Have had
j Dyspepsia for twenty year?*. My ca-e wa*
j almost hopeless. Kodo! Dyspepsia cure was
recommended and ? u.-.ed a few bottles of
it and it i.- the only thin^ that has relieved
me. Would not be without it. Have doctored
with local physician-? and also at Chicago
and even went to Norwaj wit'? h<>j>">< o:
getting some relief, but K<> io! Dyspepsia
Cure i~ the oaiv remedy th it ha- (i ?oe tue
any y<>ol, and I heartdy recO'i:m-nd i'.
Every per o i suffering with Ind gestion or
Dvspepsia sholld usr it." ><?'.d by < >. ?.
JAPANESE HAVE PORT ARTHUR
IN THEIR GRASP.
Having Captured Highest Hill Near
the Stronghold Now Command
All Parts of Forts and
Gen. Stoessel May Escape to Tiger Hill
and Prolong Siege, But Japs May
Cut Off Retreat and Force Imme?
Tokio, Dec. 1.-It has been officially
announced that the Japanese forces
charged to the tup of "Two Hundred
and*Three hill" at seven o'cl?ck this
morning and an hour later occupied
the entire summit. The Eussians left
heaps of dead rithin the fortifications.
A Great Yictory for the Japs.
Tokio, Dec. 1-The Japanese have
Port Arthur all but in their grasp.
The taking of 203 Metres hill is the
most decided step toward final occu?
pation of the Russian stronghold since
the outer lines fortresses were assault?
ed by the Japanese This eminence,
which is nearest to Port Arthur itself
is the highest point in that direction
and from its snmmit the Japanese can
sweep every inch of the harbor as well
as every position outsideLiaotishan and
Tiger hill. As a result it is'generally
believed that news will shortly be re?
ceived of the final demolition of the
remaining Russian vessels in the har
boi by heavy calibre guns which the
Japanese have mounted on the hill.
Gen. Stoessel mnst now undoubtedly
retire toward Liaotisban. There are
possibilities, however, thar, the Japa?
nese will be able to cut off his retreat
to this point and Gen. Stoessel will
be compelled to surrender.
London, Dec. 1.-The Rome corres?
pondent of the Central News says that
several Rcssian officials have arrived
there and have obtained permission
from the Minister of Marine to visit
the dock yards, lt is stated that the
visitors intend to order the construc?
tion in Italy of four battle ships and
London, Dec. 2.-A dispatch from
Rome, received at the Japanese lega?
tion, states that only the intensional
forts at Port Arthur are now holding
out against the Japanese. The town
and docks, the dispatch adds, have
been abandoned by th? Russians, as
they are at the mercy of the Japanese
The Rome Giornale today publishes
a dispatch from its Mukden corres
pondent stating that General Kuro
patkin Commander of the Russian
forces in Manchuria, yesterday conven?
ed the generals in a council of war tc
consider the military situation. 11
was decided that the troops should
take the offensive along the entire
front, and make a vigorous attack or
the Japanese lines.
Japanese Lose Two Hundred.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 2.-It is re?
ported from Chan Siamulunt thai
Japanese lost two hudred men in the
fighting at Second pass yesterday. Il
is admitted that tho sortie of Cossack?
at Dapingushangh ae fallen back.
Russians Fail to Retake 203 Meter Hill.
Tokio, Dec. 2.-It is reported thai
Rusians attempted today to re-tak<
203 meter hill, but were repulsed witl
heavy loss. It is also reported thai
General Soessel, in command of the
forces at Port Arthur is fortifying the
heigts between Liao Tishan and Nan
tusan. The rapidly increasing: belie,
here is that the last stand of the Rus
?ians will be made there.
STRIKE WiB AT ZEIGLER. ILLINOIS.
Searchlights and Rapid Fire Guns
in Use-Non Union Men Ter?
rorized and Governor Will
Declare Martial Law
Zeigl'er, Ills., Dec. 2.-Firing be
gan at 11.10 o'clock last night in the
direction of the company's pumping
plant here. The searchlight wai
flashed and rapid fire guns responded.
It is declared by those in authoriry
that an attempt was made to wreck
the pumping plant and the non-union
men of Zelgler are terrorized to such
an extent thiat all who are able tc
will leave town at once. This it is
said will undoubtedly be regarded by
Governor Yates as a justification foi
issuing a proclamation of martial law.
Vienna, 30.-Count Pos&dowsky,
the German secretary of the interior,
today wont bacs to Germany after au
unsuccessful attempt to negotiate an
Austro-Germau commercial treaty.
New York, Nov. 30.-James Lind?
say Gordon, assistant Coporatiou
Counsel of New York City died early
this morning at his home, l? West
17th street from pneumonia. He was
44 years of age, and was born in Louisa
Grip Quickly Knocked Out.
"Some weeks ago during the severe win?
ter weather both my wife and myself con?
tracted severe colds which speedily devel?
oped into the worst kind of la grippe with
ad its miserable symptoms," says Mr. J.
: S. Egleston of Maple Landing, Iowa.
j "Knees and joints aching, muscles sore,
head stopped up eyes and nos? running,
I with alternate spells of chills and fever.
j Wt* began using Chamberlain's Cough
I Remedy, aiding the same wi?h a dose of
j CharnK-i lai./s Stomach and Liver Tablets,
and ty ir* liberal use soon completely
, knocked out the grip.** These Tablets
promote a healthy action of the bowels,
; liv rand kid nf vs which is always beneticial
?i cn the system is co- ge-^ted hy a cold or
; att ie* of the /rip. Fo sale by all Druggists
A MATTER OF HEALTH
HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
DISCHARGED "WITHOUT HONOR."
Private John T. Smith, Who Mar?
ried Negress, Dismissed From
Washington, Nov. 30.-Acting Sec?
retary Oliver today directed the dis?
charge "without honor" of Private
John T. Smith, hospital corps, sta?
tioned at Fort Mott, N. J., who is
said to have married a negress and
whose discharge was recommended by
Gen. Grant, commanding the depart?
ment of the east, he having acted up?
on the recommendation of the post sur*
geon at Fort Mott. Gen. Grant's re?
commendation was concurred in by
the surgeon general's office.
In the official statement given out
at the war department in disposing
of the case today it is stated that Pri?
vate Smith married "-a woman of
bad character whose previous marri?
age has not been terminated by the
death of her husband or by any form
of legal separation."
Christmas Holiday Rates. 1904-05.
Atlantic Ccast Line announce rate
I of one aud one-third first class fares
(minimum rate 50 cents). Tickets
; will be placed on sale December 23d,
! 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st, 1905.
' Final limit returning to January 4th,
To teachers and students of colleges,
on presentation andsurrender of cer
\ tificates signed by superintendents,
presidents or principals, tickets
\ may be sold at the above rate, Decem
' ber 17th, to 24th, inclusive, with final
. limit returning to January 8tb, 1905.
? For full information, call on ticket
, agents, or address,
H. M. Emerson, Traffic Manager
or W. J. Craig, G. P. A., Wiimingon,
-- ? ? -
London, Dec. 1.-The inquest into
- the death of Elverton R. Chapman,
t Jr., the son of the wealthy New York
i Banker was held today. The jury
b rendered a verdict that he committed
5 suicide while temporarily insane.
Read all This.
; You Never Know the Moment"
J When this information May
Prove of Infinite Value.
f Iiis worth considerable to any citizen of
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annoying and Itching piles. Know then Jiat
Poan's Ointment is a positive remedy for all
itchiness of the skin, 'or piles, eczema, etc.
One application relieves and soothes. Read
tliis testimony of its merits:
Wm. Scott. Florence, merchant tailor, re?
siding on Wost Evaus Street, says: "Doan's
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tell you all the remedies i tried, butnon*"* of
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and nothing I could j;et gave me any relief.
1 heard about Dean's Ointment and thought
it might help me a little as I had heard so
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I was not prepare? to have it stop the itching
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without the awful burning and aching, and it
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put me down as a friend of Doan's Ointment"
Plenty mon? proof like this from Sumter
people. Call at Or. A. J. China's drug store
and ask what his customers report.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cent?.
Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo X. Y.. sole agents
for the U. S.
Remember the name-Doan's-and take no
A Well Known Cure for Piles.
Cures obstinate sores, chapped hands, ec?
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Cures Piles Permanently
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the name DeWITT on every box. All others
are counterfeit, PREPARED BY
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For sale hy Olin B. Davis.