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'Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at be thy Country's thy God's and Truth's.
THE TRU5 80CTHBOM. tSutabifehed Jour, ? 36
'Aenliifetari in?r ISSI.
SUMTER, S. O- WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 21, 1904.
Ney Series-Yoi. XXIV. No. 22
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SOOTS 0&R0L?N& COTTON MILLS.
A Kamber of Emigrants Are Al?
ready af Work sn Up Country
-Hills and Are Giving
; Great Satisfaction.
Brought in to Replace Native Help Who
Oatt to Grow Ten Cent Cotton.
By 6. W. McCaw.
Colombia, Dec. 14.-The scarcity
cf cotton mill labor, due to the high
price of cotton drawing the present
help back to the farms, has led to a
systematic effort on the part of the
cotton mill managements of this state
to draw in foreign help to maka np
the deficiency. Already this help is
being brought to the leading cotton
.mill centres of the np country. Three
mills in Greenville alone hare taken
twenty-five families each of Germans
and Poles, and more are to come as
rapidly as this help can become skill?
ed in the work. President Orr of the
Piedmont mill is now making an ef?
fort to get a colony of Scotts to make
np the deficiency exising in bia mi IL
Mr. Lewis W. Parker, President of
a number of mills here and in Green?
ville, in conversation with your cor?
respondent today, exressed entire sat
- isfaction with the experiment being
made in Greenville. The mill man?
agements there are dali 2 h ted with the
steadiness and reliability of the new
help, and the foreigners, many of
whom are well educated, seem to be
pleased with their surroundings and
new work. Mr. Parker thinks that
eventually foreign help will be brought
to the cotton mills generally through?
out the state. The'cotton mill owners
have no objections to the present
help; they are drawing in the foreign
he?D merely to ''fill in,'" The only
fault they have to find with the kind
of help they bave been having the last
several years, which bas come largely
from the farms, is its present Scar?
city.
The strain of the cotton mill man?
agements is to keep their whole plants
always running on full time; this is
their only hope of paying dividends.
It is a naturally serious condition
then that one third of ?che spindles
are lying idle in this state today, on ac?
count of an insufficiency of help. This
statement fe made on the authority
of Commissioner of Immigration Wat
so, who has been called upon to in?
vestigate the situation. He says this
condition'prevails generally through?
out tbe south, and he does not doubt
that foreign help will be'drawn to the
mills throughout the cotton belt.
Alabama, Louisiana and Texas mills
have already taken much of the South
Carolina help tn spite of the immigra?
tion agent law, which it is impossible
to enforce.
It has been stated . that this new
help was brought here through the
new Bureau of Immigration; this was
denied and in the denial it was said
that the Southern Railway's land and
industrial department has assisted the j
mills to this help As a matter of fact
the Greenville mills secured this help
entirely independent of either the
South Carolina immigration bureau 1
or the Southern railway's land and
industrial department. A though it is
net unlikely that the immigration
burean will be called upon to lend
assistance in this direction io the
near future.
Immigration to South Carolina is
only beginning, bot the immigration
burean and the railroads are not the
only factors bringing it about. Editor
Edmunds of the Manufacturers Re?
cord in a recent address at Clemson
college surprised many of those who
bad been studying tbe statistics along
that line by his statement that South
Carolina has up to the present time
been pending away many more people
that she has been taking in. Enough ?
people from tnis State have sought
homes elsewhere in the past few de?
cades to populate a state of this size.
The fact that real estate agencies had
confined their operations to the locali?
ties in which they were situated is
party responsible for this condition
largely so, in tbe opinion of the rail?
road people. A number of real estate
agencies in various parts of the state
have changed their methods in this
respect in the past year and the rail?
road people .*ay. they are feeling the
results on ail sides.
The Kev that Unlocks the
Door to Lon? Living.
The men of eighty five ard ninety years
of age are ro: the -o-.urd well fed, but
thir, F pare men who live on a slender
diet. Ba as careful as he viii, however,
a man pa?t middle ace, will occasionally
eat too much o^ of some ?rticle of food
rot suited to hi? constitution, and will
De*d a dose of Chamberlain** Stomach
and Liver Tablets fo cleanse aud invigorate
his stomach and regulate his liver and
bo-?e!f. When this i? done there is no rea?
son 9hj the f ve^a^e iran ?-honld not live
tu cid age. For sale by all druggists.
A THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD.
Gov. Heyward Determined to Re?
capture a Murderer.
Columbia, Dec. 14.-Governor Hey?
ward has offered a most unusnal re?
ward. Some time ago J. A. Adams
was convicted of murdering Mr.
Jacques. After his conviction he ap?
pealed for a new trial, which tbe Su?
preme Court; denied, and while in the
county jail^of Colleton, pending tbe
result of the appeal for a hew trial,
be made his escape. The Supreme
Court refused the new trial and
Adams is now under death sentence.
At various times reports have been
made that Adams was in Colleton
county, and complaaint has been made
that the sheriff of the county ougbt
to arrest him. The sheriff says that
he bas done all that he can. Governor
Heyward orignally offered a reward
of $500, and today he issued a supple?
mentary reward of $500. Usually re?
wards are contingent upon the convic?
tion of the prisoner, but in this eas
the man who delivers Adams to the
proper officers of the law and gets his
receipt has made $1,000.
Governor Heyward feels that the
case demands some such heroic treat
meent, in view of the letters that he
is receiving from Colleton, which in?
dicate that Adams is in that county.
Offensive Peiitical Activity.
Washington, Dec 15.-As the result
of. an investigation of their activity
during the recent political. campaign,
Warren F. Tumbar, a rural mail car?
rier at Lockport, N. Y., and H. W.
Aldrich, a? rural carrier, of Concord,
N. h., both officials of the National
Association of Bural Free Delivery
Carriers, were removed today from
the Government service. Tum ber is
secretary of the National Association
of Carriers. Aldrich is a member of
the executive board. The charges
against them were that the dismissed
men sent out circular letters during
the last campaign, to candidates for
Congress, urging legislation in the in?
terest of the carriers, and demanding
that the men to whom the letters
were addressed, pledge themselves to
vote for such legislation.
Heavy Storm on the Coast.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 15.-Norfolk and
the Virgin ia-Carolina coast region was
in the grasp of a fierce northwest
storm with a combination of fog,
rain, snow and sleet today. The wind
is blowing forty miles an hour off the
capes tonight and few steamers have
ventured out. Hampton Hoads is
sheltering a vast fleet of sailing ves?
sels. South of Cape Henry the Gov?
ernment ?ea coast wires are prostrated i
and no news has been received fr cm !
the Hatteras section since early in the '
-day. Up to the time communication ;
was broken there ?had been no marine
disasters reported, but the gale ass
increased in intensity tonight, and a
heavy ?ea is on the outside. The
storm has done little damage in Nor?
folk.
Two States of Four Territories.
Washington, Dec. 15.- The Senate
committee on Territories by a vote of
6 to 4 today authorized a favorable re?
port on the Statehood bill providing
for the admission {into tbe Union of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory to
become the State of Oklahoma and of
Arizona and New Mexico, to become
tbe State of Arizona. The bill is th?
one originating in the House in the
second session of the 58th Congress,
but has keen amended materially by
the Senate committee. The closeness
cf the Tote practically makes it certain
that there will be a minority report.
The opponents of tbe bill will contest
its passage on the floor of the Senate.
Fasted Forty-Eight Days.
Sogers, Ark., Dec. 15.-A physician
here is authority for the 'statement
that Mise Carrie Sawney, residing there
miles southeast of this eity, bas just
completed a eelf imposed fast of 48
days with no ill effect. She weighed
200 pounds at the beginning of the fast
and it was for the purpose of reducing
her weight that th a task was under?
taken. She now weighs 200 pounds,
and although for 4$ days she subsisted
entirely ou water, she is in the best
health.
Dillon, Dec. 1-The largest deal in
real estate record ia this county since
the war was made a few dajs ago when
Mr. William Homer purchased all the
land belonging to Mr. J. D. Hazel
den, of Sellers station. The total amount
involved in the transaction was 855,
000, which was paid down upon the
delivery of the titles to the property.
Mr. Hazelden will move his family to
Dillon on January 1 and establish a
veneering plant.
J. A. Atkins, formerly of Scranton,
returned with his wife and little boy
from Florida this morning. He has
succeeded in making fine business ar?
rangements in the Land of Flowers
and will soon return to start up his
saw mill. He says that be saw a
number of ex-South Carolinians while
there and they are all doing well.
Mr. Atkins will locate at Bowling
Green and cut lumber for shipment to
Cuba and other West Indies.-Florence
Times.
A Frightened Horse,
K?nning like ruad down the street
dumping the occupants, or a hundred other
accidents, are every day occurrence*. It
behooves everybody to have a reliable
Salve handy and there's none as good as
Buckien's Arnica Salve. Burns, Cuts, Sores.
Eczema and Piles, disappear quickly under
ir? toothing effect. 25c, at J. F* W. De!orme
D.ug Siore.
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.
Call of Pastoral Charges Com
pleted by the Bishop-Rev.
W..C. Power to fcetire.
Charges Against Presiding Elder Beasley
Dallington, Dec. 14.-From the
manner in which Bishop Wilson rap?
ped the table upon the formal conven?
tion of the South Carolina annual
? Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, in the Darlington
Theatre this morning, it was evident
! that he would suffer no useless delay
j in transacting the business before the
! Conference, and in consequence of his
j undeclared decision much of the rou
tine business was disposed of at the
j morning session.
I Nothing of especial interest has
! tanspired so far, except the preference
! of charges of maladministration
? against Presiding Elder J. S. Beasley
t of the Columbia district, by the Rev.
j C. D. Mann. When Mr. ^Beasley's
j name was cal?ed by the bishop for
j passage of character, Mr. Mann arose
j and preferred the charge. The Bishop
j refused to allow the case to come be
! fore Conference, ruling that the charg
j es had not been brought in the prop?
er form, and in addition that no legal
i notice bad been served upon M. Beas?
ley. The incident caused somewhat
of a sensation, and the Bishop's rul?
ing was heard with the graetest at?
tention. It waS expected that this
matter would be brought up at the
last annual Conference, but Mr. Mann
was prevented from attending on ac?
count of his sarious illness. Mr.
Beasley's character passed, and he
proceeded to make Iiis report. It is
not thought that the matter will come
up again.
Conference convened its 119th ses?
sion this morning at 9.30 o'clock.
The opening devotions, including the
sacrament of the Lord's Supper, were
conducted by Bishop Wilson, assisted
by the Revs. W. C. Power, J. W.
Humbert, W. W. Jones and J. B.
Tray wick.
Organization resulted in the elec?
tion of E. O. Watson, secretary, W.
L. Wait, assistant secretary; A.
Elwood Haller, assistant secretary;
A. J. Cauthen, recording secretary;
S. H. Zimmerman, statistical secre?
tary, with R. E. Turnipseed, J. H.
Nolland, D. W. Keller and A. N.
Branson, assistants.
From the reports submitted today by
the presiding elders and preachers
it would appear that all the Methodist
churches in South Carolina have en?
joyed a year of prosperity, both spir?
itually and financially. All churches
reporting so far announce all claims
paid, while several have a surplus on
band. The nmajority of the churches
have yet to report, and it is likely
that most of tomorrow morning's ses?
sion will be taken up with this busi?
ness.
Last night the Rev. H. B. Browne,
presiding elder of the Sumter disrict,
entertained the preachers of his dis?
trict ai an oyster supper, which was
served in the cafe of the Daarlington
Hotel. In addition to oysters prepared
in the best style, Mine Hcstt DufTt
provided numerous other good things
to eat for the preachers, and the
?collation was greatly enjoyed.
Ko session of Conference was held
this afternoon. Biefaop Wilson and
his cabinet met to consier appoint?
ments and to transact other business.
A number of committee meetings
also were held.
Darlington, Dec. 15.- The second
; day's session of the Methodist confer?
ence was called to order at 9.40
o'clock this morning, Rev. W. C.
Power conducting the opening de
i motional exercises.
On motion of Rev. E. O. Watson
the thanks of the conference were
extended to the Kcigbts of Pythias
and to the Darlington Guards for
courtesies so kindly proffered by each
of these bodies. The motion was
unanimously adopted.
Bishop Wilson repugned the call of
?he 20th question, completing the call
of the Florence district, which was
begun yesterday.
Rev. C. D. Mann requested that bis
nama be referred to the committee
on conference relations for super?
annuation, which request was grant?
ed.
The nafoe of Brethren T. B. Rey?
nolds and Samuel Lander were refer?
red to tue committee on memoirs.
The name of Rev. W. A. Kelly was
left in the hands of his presiding
elder.
Rev. W. C. Power made his 47th an?
nual report. Thia has been a good
year for him and the Mullins church.
He referred briefly to his record, and
requested that his name be referred
for superan uoatiou. This removes
from the effective list one who has
long been a prominent character in
the conference.
The name of Rev. A. E. Holler was
also referred for superannuation, be?
cause of the failure of his health.
Rev. T. M. Dent was located at his
own request. Brother Dent will be
glad to assist the brethren in special
services.
Brother Dagnal, as usual, held
the undivided attention of the confer?
ence while rendering his report, into
whicn he always injects a current of
pleasing humor.
The bishop has completed the call of
pastoral charges and the second day
is not much more than half gone-a
circumstance unprecedented in the
proceedigs of this conference for at
least 21 years.
Rev. Jas. A. Duncan was readmit?
ted into the traveling connection, the
committee on admission having unan?
imously recommended him and that re?
commendation being sustained by a
onanimous vote of the conference.
Bishop Wilson introduced Rev.
Tho*. H. Law, agent of the American
Bible society, who gave an account
of the work ot that society.
Bishop A. Coke Smithwas called
to 'he chair.
A resolution was adopted authorizing
the purchase of an adding machine for
the use of the statistical secretary.
Rev. Jas. Atkins, Sunday school
editor, was introduced to the confer?
ence. Dr. Atkins delivered a most
interesting address concerning the
work which engages his energies, the
work for the salvation and training of
the young. He asserts that if a child
is to be trained as a successful musi?
cian, the training must begin at the
earliest possible age. feo, also, to
make a thorough Christian, the train?
ing should begin as early and be con?
tinued as persistently as that in other
lines of human activity.
President Henry N. Snyder of Wof
iord college, Rev. Mr. Fulton, pastor
of the Presbyterian church, and Rev.
Mr. Lide, pastor of the Baptist
church, were introduced to the confer?
ence.
Bishop Wilson resumed the chair
and called the first question. "Who
are admitted o? trial?" Revs. Charles
C. Derrick, L. D. Gillespie, Robt.
E. Sharp, Thos. B. Owen were ad?
mitted. Rev. Henry C. Mouzon was
readmitted into the traveling connec?
tion.
The minute business is almost com?
pleted, but some of the reports may
spring discussion and the connectional
officers are yet to be heard.
Tonight will be devoted to Sunday
school interests, with an address by
Dr. Atkins and possibly by others.
Rev. Richard Carroll was introduc?
ed to the conference, making a few
pointed and practical remarks, at the
conclusion of which he was heartily
applauded.
Darlington, Dec. 16.-In the South
Carolina Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, today the
Rev. H. B. Browne introduced a reso?
lution that Conference petition the
South Carolina General Assembly to
enact a marriage license law, but it was
voted down, 107 to 90.. When the
result was announced Bishop A. Coke
Smith, a former-South Carolinian, ex?
pressed gratification, because, he said,
the passage of such a law would open,
the way to the passage of a divorce
law, and he was proud of South Caro?
lina's record against divoces.
The discussion of the next meeting
place came up today and invitations
were presented by the Rev. E. O.
Watson, of Spartanburg, the Rev. W.
A. Massabeau and Geo. C. Hodges, of
Greenwood, and the Rev. Mr. Stead?
man, of Gaffney, for tho?-e cities re?
spectively, Conference adjourned with
the matter pending, to come up to?
morrow morning. Greenwood seems to
be in the lead, though Spartanburg
has extended invitations for the last
four successive years, and has not had
Conference in eighteen years.
A resolution to appoint a board of
seven to have entire charge of the
Southern Christian Advocate, includ?
ing election of editors, was laid upon
the table without debate. The friends
of this measure, it is said, believed it
better to take the publication out of
the hand of the Conference generally.
A resoluion was adopted to petition
the House of Bishops to fix an earlier
day hereafter for the Conference meet?
ings, the wish being to have the time
about the first of December instead
of in the middle of the month. This
will come before the Bishops at their
meeting next month.
The Wiiiiamston Eemale College
was formally presented to the Confer?
ence through a communication from
C. A. C. Waller, of Greenwood, pre?
sident of the College corporation.
Conference, it will be recalled, agreed
to move the College from Williamson
to Greenwood if the latter city would
comply with certain conditions. The
College was moved and today the col?
lege, with a ?50,000 property contri?
buted by the people of Greenwood, is
handed over to the Conference.
Mother Be Careful.
.of the health of your children. Look out
ior Coughs, Colds, Croup and Whooping
Cough. Stop them in time-One minute
Cough Cure is the best remedy. Harmless
and pleasant. Sold by O. B. Davis.
Boston, Dec 16.-While Col. W. C.
Greene, of New York, President of
the Greene Copper Mining Co., was
eating breakfast at the Touraine
Hotel this morning, Thomas W. Law?
son sent in his card to the gentleman
who had, over his own signature,
called Lawson a liar, charlatan and
other names. He then waited in the
hotel nearly an hour before Greene
appeared. Oa meeting the two men
smiled, shook hands and went to the
suite of rooms on the fifth floor of the
hotel occupied toy Col. Greene.
An Emergency Medicine.
For sprains braises, burns, scalds and
similar injuries, there is nothing- so good as
Chamberlain's Pain Balm. It soothes the
wound and not only gives instant relief
from pain, but causes the parts to heal in
about one third the time rtquired by usual
treatment. Sold by all druggirts.
Vienna, Dec. J6.-Your correspond?
ent is informed that Premier
Tisza plans to settle the disturb?
ance of the opposition by taking
drastic measures. He will prorogue
the session of the chambei Monday
and during tiie recess following, par?
liament will be dissolved by an im?
perial rescript.
?ii -i~ -m?
No More Suffering.
If you are troubled with indigestion get a
bottle of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure and see
how quickly it will cure yon. Geo. A
Thomson, of Spencer, la., Hays: "Have had
Dyspepsia lor twenty yean*. My case was
almost hopeless. Kodol Dyspepsia care was
recommended and I used a few bottles of
it and it i.J the only thing that has relieved
me. Would not be without it. Have doctored
with local physicians and also at Chicago
and even went to Norway with hopes of
getting some relief, but Kodol Dyspepsia
Cure is the only remedy that has doae me
any good, and I heartily recommend it.
Every person suffering with Indigestion or
Dyspepsia should use it." Sold by 0. B.
Davis.
SEARCH MADE BY CADETS.
Idea Originated With Students and
Not the Faculty-An Explana?
tion of the Clemson Af?
fair.
From The State.
A sensational story having been
circulated to the effect that the cadets
of Clemson college had been "held
np" by the faculty and searched for
stolen property and that the rooms
and baggage of the young men had
also b9en subjected to rigid examina?
tion, The State yesterday telegraphed
Dr. Mell, president of t^e college,
asking if there was any truth in the
report. The following statement from
a committee of students was tele?
graphed fom Clemson last night:
"To Dr. P. H. Mell, President:
"We are authorized by the senior
class to make the following statement
in regard to the recent searching of
cadets at Clemson :
"First. That inasmuch as several
articles had been missed and one cade$
confessed to having them and was ex?
pelled from college, and as other
articles were reported as missing, the
corps determined to investigate the
matter, and hence the search of all
cadets and their belongings was in?
stituted.
"Second, That the president, the
commandant nor any other member of
the faculty knew anything about the
plan of making the search until the
senior class made the request for per?
mission to make it, and it was con?
ducted by the captain and assistant.
"Third. That the entire corps was
in full sympathy fwith the movement
and not only offered no resistaence to
it, but abetted in every way possible.
Some men whose trunks were not
searched came and reported the fact
and requested that they be searched.
"L. E, Boykin,
"E. R. Mciver,
"A. J. Speer,
"Committee."
It will be observed that the students
took the matter of investigation into
their own hands and instituted the
search, which is a very different thing
from such search having been order?
ed or suggested by the faculty. Had
the searching of students and their
possessions bs. en ordered by the facul?
ty it would have been almost unpre?
cedented in a college of Clemson's
character and must have been regard?
ed as a serious reflection on the cadets
but the student body having taken the
initiative with a determination to
pnrge the college of dishonorable stu?
dents and clear cf suspicion, the mat?
ter assumes an entirely different as?
pect. When the students take on
themselves the duty in such investiga?
tions, with the determination of ex?
pelling the guilty, it is evidence of the
proper spirit existing in the body.
A SOUND STEAMER BURNED.
Nine Lives Lost and Many Others
Suffer From Fire and Cold.
Stamford, Conn., Dec. 17.-The
Star Line steamer, Glen Island, was
destroyed by fire early this morning
off Matini Cock point. Nine persons
lost their lives. Two were passengers
and the rest were members of the
crew. The steamer left this city at
9 o'clock last night for New Haven
with cargo of general freight and ten
passengers and the regular crew of
twenty-one men. Thee fire is believed
to have been started by a defeective
electric light wire amidship. The
passengers and crew who were saved
drifted in open boats for three hours,
before being picked up by a sister
ship of the Glenn Island. Erastus
Corning whr was brought to this
city, suffered untold agony from the
bitter cold. So rapidly did the flames
spread that the passengers had no
time to get on clothing, and they es?
caped with only night clothes on and
were only protected from cold by
blankets, which were drenched.
Captain MacAllister, was the last
to leave the ship with the crew. The
highest praise is given him by the
rescued passengers for his cool-headed
courage and thoughtfulness. The pas?
sengers were mostly New Haven peo?
ple.
A Costly Mistake.
Blunders are (sometimes vsry expensive
Occasionally life itself is the price of a
mistafcfi. but you'll never be wrong if you
take Dr. King's New Life Pill? for
Dyspepsia, Dizziness, Headache, Liver or
Bowel troubles. They are gentle yet
thorough. 25c at J. F. W. DeLorme's Drug
Store.
London, Dec. 10.-The privy coun?
cil today began the hearing of an
apeal of the American government
against the Canadian courts for the
latter's refusal to extradite J. F.
Gaynor and B. D. Greene who are
charged with complicity in the Savan?
nah harbor frauds. Sir Edward
Clarke js representing America and Sir
Henry Asquith is representing the case
for the. deten.se.
Grip Quickly Knocked Out.
"Some weeks ago during the severe win?
ter weather both my wife and myself cori*
tracted severe colds which speedily devel?
oped into the worst kind of la grippe with
all its miserable symptoms," says Mr. J.
S. Egleston of Maple Landing, Iowa. I
"Knees and joints aching, muscles sore,
head stopped up eyes und nose running, !
with alternate spells of chills and fever. !
We began using Chamberlain's Cough j
Remedy, aiding the same with a dose of j
ChainherlaiVsStomach and Liver Tablets,
ard hy its liberal use soon completely
knocked ont the grip." These Tablets
promote a healthy action of the bowels,
livt-rand kidneys which is always beneficial
when the system is congested by a cold or j
attack of the grip. For sale h# all Druggists *
A MATTER OF HEALTH
POWDER
Absolutely Pure
HAS HO S UBSTITUTE
An Ohio Madman.
Toronto, Ohio, Dec. 14.-Late last
night Edward Harris, while, in a
frenzy, cnt the throat of his step-son,
aged six, cut his wife's throat from
ear to ear, stabbed her in the neck,
cut one side of her face almost off*
and wound up bis bloody work by cut?
ting bis three year old daugher, Vir?
gie, about the face and neck, and his
one year old daughter about the face.
He attached his mother-in-law but
did not use his knife. He then ran
from the house, and eluded his pur?
suers. His step-son lingered an hour
and died. His wife and two chil?
dren are fatally hurt.
Annual Session of Grand Lodge.
Charleston, Dec. 13.-The one hun?
dred and twenty-eighth annual session *
of the grand lodge, A. F. M., con?
vened here today at noon with a large
attendance of officers and delegates.
The only important officer absent be?
ing Col. Charles Inglesby, the grand
secretary who is ill in Colombia.
Mr. John Harleston gave way to Mr.
Fred S.' Dibble, as acting grand sec?
retary, upon the assembly of the
grand lodge. The roll showed 185
chartered lodges and five under dis?
pensations represented at the communi?
cation. A number of reports of offi?
cers and committees were received and
acted upon. The report of Grand
Master John R. Bellinger of Bamberg
was read and referred.
Baltimore Presbyterians Against
Union.
Baltimore, Dec. 15.-The Presbyter?
ians of Baltimore yesterday discussed
the proposed union between the Pres?
byterian and Cumberland Presbyter?
ian churches, on the grounds of the
Weet minister of confession faith, and
passed judgment by voting 26 to 13
against accepting the overtures of the
general assembly proposing the union,
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For sale by all druggists.
Truth Triumphs^
Sumter Citizens Testify for tEev
Public Benefit.
A trmhiul statement of a Sumter citizen,
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most skeptical about the merits of Doan's,
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nervousness, sleeplessness, urinary disorders
or any form of kidney ills, the cure is at
hand.
Read this:
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Drug Store. My back has caused me a lot of
suffering; I did not know that it was my kid?
neys but thought I had malaria ail through
my bones for they ached so. The aching ex?
tended a;l up and down my back clear into
my shoulders and down my legs. I do not
think I had a spot about me w)?ere the pain
did not strike and every once in a while I had
a dull gnawing kind of a pain across the
small of my back and then again sharp shoot?
ing pains all over. I used numerous rem?
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do me anv good. The kidney secretions be?
came dark and strong and looked like liver
when left to stand to get cold Thev were too
frequent in action and disturbed my
rest nights. The tirst night after I used
Doan's Kidney Pills I told my wife I felt bet?
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til after usin? the pills a couple of days when
I knew the pains were lessoned and the se?
cretions from the kidneys soon ceased to an?
noy me as they formerly did. I have not had
a return of the aching and pain since I used
Doan's Kidney Pills."
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Foster-Milburn Co., BufTalo.N. Y.. sole agents
for the United States
Remember the name Doan's- and take no
other. 24
Early Risers
THE FAMOUS LITTLE PILLS.
For quick relief from Biliousness,
Sick Headache, Torpid Liver, Jaun?
dice, Dizziness, and all troubles aris?
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DeWitt's Little Early Risers are un?
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They act promptly and never gripe.
They are sc dainty that it is a pleasure
to take them. One to two act as a
mild laxative ; two or four act as a
pleasant and effective cathartic. They
are purely vegetable and absolutely
harmless. They tonic the liver.
PREPARED ONLY BY
E. C. DoWitt & Co.? Chicago
For sale by Olin B. Davis.

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