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Tlie Disintegration cf Turkey
As it is, the dissolution of the Otto?
man Emoire is taking a most unsuual
course! Paradoxical as it may sound,
Turkey will be ruined hy reforms
which cannot be obstructed, as they
will progress automatically, one from
the other. The incidents of the last
few weeks are surely not the last of
their kind. The Aremenians will fol?
low the Macedonians. On this occa?
sion the various small powers of the
Balkans were given to understand in
a trite communication that the antag?
onistic attitude toward Turkey was
not to be deemed an encouragement
to them. They submitted gracefully,
and all was well. In future, however,
this is hardly to be expected. For a
few years, at least, the preservation
of peace and order in the Balkans
seems far more probable. That, aii^r
all, is worth a great deal. Beyond
this, however, it may be stated that the
future of Turkey will not be decided
in Constantinople, but it will be de?
pendent rather upon the outcome of
the present chaotic conditions in Rus?
sia.-Review of Reviews for anuary.
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the heart, and in the course of time that
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The levy is as follows: / For State,
5 1-2 mills; for county, 3 1-2 mills;
Constitutional School, 3 mills; Polls,
$1.00. Also, School District No. 1,
Special, 2 miils; No. 2, 2 mills; No. 2,
2 mills; No. 4, 2 mills; No. 16, 2 mills;
No. 17, 1 mill; No. 18, 2 mills.
50 cents capitation dog tax.
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penalty of L.per cent, for month Feb-'s
mary, 1906. Additional penalty of 5 a
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TO THE MERCHANT:
If you go to a tree and examine its
eaves you will find no two of their
sxactly alike. The spice of variety i?
?owhere so excellent as in human
:haracter. These sketches concern
;hose who were once real ?e.c,h and
)lood, who contributed their part in
he upbuilding of the greatest com
non wealth on earth. For good rea
;ons the real names are not: given,
.he parties being designated by words
ikin in sound to the real name or in?
dicating some office. Few people ever
jailed the "Squire"' by his real name.
The object of this sketch was a
nan well known in his own county as
ilso in other sections of the State, a
nan of fair education, good business
?ualities, a successful farmer, an ex
?ellent neighbor; honest, plain, ener?
getic, wise and witty, well descended,
vith a plenty of this world's goods,
out utterly free from purse pride,
sind hearted, ever ready to help the
A stranger meeting him would nev
?r have dreamed that he was a man
3f means so common was his attire,
[n these days of show it is difficult to
imagine a person of such abundant
wealth in such shabby dress. Only
?lis house, his daughters and his
stock where an index to the financial
strength. You may be surprised when
[ tell you that he never wore a fur
riat. that he clung to the wool one un
:il it "went to seed," but as long as ir.
A'ould cling to him, substituting for
the real band when it was gone any?
thing that came in his way. a bagging
string answering as weil as anything
5lse. He never drove a chariot, sel?
dom a buggy; never a horse, but like
Balaam he strode an ass. If anything
A-as needed from town, any business
to be attended to, the said ass was
brought forth, as plain as his .mas
:er, wbo in plainest jeans and bro?
gans mounted him. Man and beast,
?S often as otherwise, as they were
ind rode away post haste, his bare
shins showing between his flopped
socks and the bottom of his pants.
The sro:y is told that cn one occa?
sion, going to Charleston unannounced
ie asked his cotton broker to whom
-?e had sent a considerable lot of cot
ion to advance him some money on it.
That gentleman could not believe that
;o plain a man could have so much
iotton ana refused whereupon Mr.
Maze in a rage turned it over to
He claimed to have traveled much
n the West, even as far as Texas, but J
;col authority said he never got
Tither than Alabama. He was quite j
oiourccful and told of many adven- j
tires and -hair-breadth escapes. I I
viii relate two: "Down in Mississippi
he country was alive with bears, j
!)ne night my traveling companion
md I struck camp near to a swamp
m the edge of which by a footpath
vhich the people called a road was a
rorlng. Would you believe it thai
vhile I was frying meat in a pan a
>ear was on the other side of the lire
rying to rake it out? Presently, Bill.
vhom? I had sent to the spring for
vater, returned without it, saying the
>ears were too numerous for him.
Then Ittook the bucket and went down
md to be sure they fairly lined that
>ath so that I had to elbow my way ?
hrough them, nudging them in the
ide to make them give room. On
.nother occasion I was traveling alone
n an immense forest down in Texas
.nd had gone several days without ?
eeing a human face. One day I '
ame upon an immense stump and
vhile looking at it I discovered a di- ;
ainutive fice barking up it. The con- i
rast in size between the two was real-j
y amusing. Vvhilc looking on ? was
. bit surprised to hear a voice in '
ommanding tones say 'knock that
tump.' and having done so heard
omething within damboring toward
he top. When suddenly after the
harp report of a rifle it dropped back
irita a thud. It was a white man who
lad retired to the solitudes of the
orest. He told me to remain there
bit and after a while he returned
pith two stout negro bucks who pro?
ceded to fell the stump with axes. ;
V'hen the stump was down besides ;
he old bear, they had captured four j
ubs. I got over into the stump, and i
^hile walking out in one of its roots ;
ame upon a half grown bear, which j
t once fell afoul of me. Realizing j
ny danger I called for help only to j
et the reply from those two negroes !
hat every man must take care of !
limsclf. After a considerable tussle !
succeeded in killing the beast with |
slight rut to myself."
When asked how large the bear was
irita the air of one indifferent to his
xploits he replied: "He only weigh
(1 ir.? to the quarter."
When Louis Berthier, a young man
if the community, a great friend of
iis with whom he spun many a yarn,
rent to Texas he told that young
nan's father to say to Louis in his
text letter to write him the biggest
ie he was capable of. In due course
>f time the letter came, which after
nentioning this Indian chief and that
If you haven't Red Meat Tobac
-3 TO THE CC
We give you our absolute gi
Red Meat is made of better
good solid juicy chewing
plug of any weight offeree
-? ????m? MI- i m i -- mn- .
/rite name and address plainly :
.M??&u??ccsreri Goly by J SipfertrSc
Mexican who begged to be remember?
ed to their quandom friend it closed
with such a hog story that so enraged
Mr: Maze that he would not reply.
After a long time the old man said to
a friend that people thought Louis
wrote him a lie and that he got mad,
in all of which they were mistaken.
"No doubt," said he, "Louis thought
that an immense hog. but if he will
go back in twenty years and look at
her he will see a whale. I saw her
mother." When Louis returned and
; was married Mr. Maze, as one of the
invited guests attended the wedding.
He made an extra effort to dress up,
; and actually -wore for shoes a pair of
j overshoes. An uncle of the bride was
a famous liar, whose reputation as
j such was quite extensive. It was ex
j pected by Mr. Maze's company that
this uncle would be pitted against him
in a lying contest and notwithstanding
they were church members they could
not but be anxious that Mr. Maze
should come off victor. Sure enough
they no sooner met than this uncle
told a long string of yarns fixed up for
the occasion, to all of which Mr. M.
listened with the ail* ot one who knew
it was all the truth. Then after talk
on common place he carelessly re?
marked : Your community seems to
be retrograding. The time was when
although a small part of the county
you paid the bulk of its taxes, and
was in everything one of the finest
sections of the State." AH of which
was true. "Eut." continued Mr. M .
"you still lead in some things." When
asked to state them he replied, "Par?
ticularly in saving labor." Glad to
know that they excelled, the other
inquired how they surpassed ethers in
saving labor. Mr. Maze replied:
"Some save it in not planting a crop;
some in not working it; others in not
gathering. And to facilitate matters."
ce continued, "you have introduced
the Calder Prolific cotton seed." When
asked what kind that was he said:
"You ought to know, for I noticed
some in your field. But if I must ex?
plain, it is ; that kind which requires
forty acres to make a finning line, pro?
vided your pole is not too long." I
think the c.owe got mad w...? him, to.
they could not match his lie.
Of medium height, slight In figure, i
grey eyes, long beard, which, wita ai.: !
hair, which was quite frosty the first '
time I ever saw him, he was one of j
a few professional liars who was re- '
spectable. But he lied, not for mis- j
chief, but the amusement of others, j
He never maligned, back-bit or sian- j
dered others. I matters of concern., j
in business, nis opinion was as valued, j
his word would go as far, as that of !
any. He was no hypocrite, no church i
member, though I have known great j
iars who were; he never went to j
.hurch nor did the preacher ever go j
to his house, not that he would not I
have been well received ?uid treated, j
Mr. Maze was a born gentleman. He j
has long gone the way of all the earth.
Some of the best, brainest, bravest j
people in his county are his descend- j
Hagood, December 27, 1S05.
MONEY FOR HOLLY SHIPMENTS.
Probably $100,000 Received Front
A special to the ( Wilmington Mes- !
senger from Goldsboro. X. C., sa vs: I
It is roughly estimated that there j
has ber .1 received in this and adjoin- j
ing counties not less than one hun- i
dred thousand dollars for holly that
has been shipped to northern cities !
during the past thirty days. This j
money has been received for some?
thing that was utterly worthless to the j
people of this seet'on. In other words, ;
it is a d-ead pick up. The holly grows .
wild in the woods and the only cost j
is in gathering it and furnishing tho :
crates to ship it in. One man who ?
makes crates boldly slates that he ;
cleared one thousand dollars making ,
crates in less than thirty days. There
was also a quantity of mistletoe ship- .
ped. This is found on trees growing
in mill ponds and commands a fancy *
price. "This is rather scarce and the |
supply is about exhausted every year, i
but holly is plentiful and the supply ;
is equal to any demand that has been '
made so far. . ?
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How to Prevent Billious Attacks.
*One who is subject to bilious at?
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^iore before the attack he is not hun
rry at meal times and feels dull after ^
ating. A dose of Chamberlain's
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Effective August 6, 1905.
Passenger Trains arriving and leaving Sumter,
Florence to Augusta Arrives 5 15 air
Columbia to Wilmington " 8 10 an:
Florence to Sumter 4t 9 20 aar
Gibson to Sumter " 9 20 arc
Charleston to Greenville "Leaves 9 31 au
Orangeburg to Charleston (TuesdVjThursd'VjSaturd'y) " 9 35 arr.
Sumter to Lucknow Leaves 9/0 am
Lucknow to Sumter Arrives 6 ? 0 pm
Greenville and Columbia to Charleston " 8 30 pu
Augusta to Florence " G 30 par
Sumter to Gib.=on ** ? 50 pm
Sumter to Fioreocs Leaves 7 10 pm
Charleston to Orau^eburg^Iuesd'y.Thursd^SatUxuy) tt 8 20 pm
Wilmington io Columbia " 9 35 pm
Sumter to Bishopviile Leaves 9 50 am
Bishopville to Sumter Arrives 6 00 pm
Freight Trains carrying Passengers.
rroin *?4 Sumter to Hurtsville
" *19 Sumter to Robbin:;
" *20 Rcbbiijs ro Sumter
u *2* Hurtsville to Suaver
; Arrives ' 7
Tr?:?J *70 Camden to Sumter Arrives 9 00 aia
" *71 Sumter to Camden \Leaves 9 36 am
" *68 Camden to Sumter " 5 45 pm
" *72 Wilson Mill to Sumter Arrives 12.30 pm
" *73 Sumter to Wilson Mill Leaves 3 30 pi?
" *69 Sumter to Camden , " 6 31 pm
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