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THE WATCHMAN AND SOUTHRON, JANUARY 17. 1906.
On account of the wonderful sale which Coca-Cola has
throughout the country, much has heen said concerning this de?
lightful beverage, regarding its properties, healthful and other?
wise. Some ardent temperance people have even gone so far
as.to claim that this soda fountain beverage contained alcohol.
These' comments in some localities were of such a nature that a
/few of the city health boards, and in one or two instances, the
State board, and even some newspapers have taken it up. It is
gratifying to know that this great Southern drink has been able
to show a dean bill of health wherever it has been investi?
Recently the N?w Orleans Picayune had Cpca-Cola analyzed
and after learning the- result of these analyses, they published a
two-column article endorsing the healthful properties of this fa?
mous soda fountain drink. Dr. J. G. Mims, a distinguished
chemist of Kew Orleans, submittecl to the board of health of
that city the following report which was published by The
'"This is to certify that I have purchased in the open market
a quantity of Coca-Cola syrup and submitted same to analysis,
After a careful examination I find that it fails to show the pres?
ence of alcohol, cocaine or other injurious alkaloids.
"This syrup contains the alkaloid caffeine in the proportion
of one and sixty-four hundredths (1.64 Grs.) 0 t rains per fluii
"Caffeine is the alkaloid found in tea, coffee, etc, and the
quantity present, in one bottle of Coca-Cola is less than that
contained in a cup of strong coffee.
(Signed) ' "J C. MIMS,
"Chemist Boar.; of Health.
j "City of New Orl?ans.'*'
In addition to this Dr. A. L. Metz, of the Tulane University
and a chemist of national reputation, submitted quite an ex
! haust ive analysis in which he stated .
"There is absolutely nothing in Coca-Cola any more injurious
j than is found in ordinary tea or coffee."
Dr. McCandless, State Chemist for Georgia, in making his
analysis wrote as follows :
'I have purchased in the open market a sample of Coca-Cola
syrup and subjected same to chemical analysis J find therein
no trace of the alkaloid cocaine, for which ? made special
search, and nothing of a nature any more injurious than would
be derived from drinking an ordinary cup of tea or coffee.
"Yours truly, John M McCandless."
Such" distinguished chemists as Dr. Louis Schaefer, of New
York, and Dr. W. L. Cliff of Philadelphia, have analyzed Coca
Cola and reported most favorably on the healthful prop rtiesof
(/oca-Coia. In view of the unequali?ed endorsements of Coca
Cola there can be no question as to rs delightful and refreshing
properties as claimed by the manufacturers.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, I9C6.
The Spnter Y/atchrnan was founded in
1850 and the True Southron in 1866. The
FTofc&ttaa and Southron now bas the com?
bined circulation and influence of both of
fchevold papers, and is manifestly the best
advertising medium in Sumter.
Gaynor and ^ Green ' will be con?
vinced of their folly in running away j
to Canada before their trial is con?
cluded. It would have been cheaper
and safer to have stood trial in the j
. ? * j
The counties that have voted out
the dispensary are warnings, not ex?
amples to the other counties.
? * *
South Carolina, Charleston and Co?
lumbia each have a warship named
fer them, and it is getting around to
''^??iter's turn to have a warlike god?
child. Congressman I?ever might be j
abie to j get a ship yarned Sumter, If
he can't obtain an appropiation for the
er?c?on^of a monument to Gen. Sum- j
fer th?s city. *
* * *
lils city can take care of the pro- ;
j?- <_- ?
od wholesale drug: house that a !
rlington man wants to establish, j
n:-?-ii wwi be ?. success, loo. JSvcry
wholesaie house ever established in
Smiter has been a succ?s. ;
J . * *
We are all agreed* th?t - the j?ters
of .South Carolina made no mistake
when they selected D. C. Heyward for
governor. He has the ability to dis?
play .common sense and calm judg?
ment in dealing' with all public mat?
ters, and the people like that sort of
man. v*> .
Has anyone accused Governor Hey?
ward of swinging on to Senator Till?
man's coat tails because he advocates
the reformation of the dispensary sys?
tem by putting it into the hands of
honest men, and still believes the dis?
pensary law honestly administered is
; the ' best solution of the liquor evil ?
This, charge was flung at Senator R.
I Manning some months ago when the
fact came to light that Senator Till?
man happened to entertain views sim?
ilar to those announced by Mr. Man?
* * '*
. The Southern Cotton Growers' As?
sociation could - very properly have
something to say concerning the in?
crease of acreage devoted to mule,
cattle and hog raising as an offset to
the reduction of cotton acreage. The
mule crop at present commands a
higher price than cotton and there is
no prospect of a surplus crop in the
future, therefore mules will be higher
in price next year and each succeed?
ing year than now. It is a well known
fact that cotton cannot be raised with?
out mules, ?nd if the cotton growers
do not begin raising their own mules
it will require a greater proportion of
their cotton money each year to pur?
chase Western mules. The tribute
that the cotton States pay each year
to the mule raisers of the West is ap?
palling, and what makes it worse, >t
is needless. There was a time, per?
haps, when a good mule could be pur?
chased for about what it would cost
to raise it in the cotton States, but
that day has passed. A small crop of
mule's as a side line would pay a profit
to "the cotton growers by keeping the
money made on cotton at home, even
if they raised none to sell. A few acres
of first-class cotton land panted in
Bermuda on every farm would serve
a double purpose-reduce the cotton
acreage and provide pasture for the
? * *
Farnum has gotten himself into
an ugly scrape and he will have to do
a lot of wriggling to get out. He fell
into the trap laid for him by the com?
mittee and he better be mighty careful
how he swears nov/, for they may have
.copies of oth'.r !<-: ; s he bas hoid out.I
"Thc best thing; for him to do. now isB
GOLD WATCH GIVEN AWAY
AT DURANT'S PHARMACY.
A Coupon given with each and ?very five cent purchase, which en?
titles you to a gue^s at the number of seecKcontamed in the mammoth
Pumpkin. Only a few more days to wait, and see who carries away
the handsome Gold Watch now on exhibition at Folsom's jewelry store.
Our stock of goods is complete.
WHISKEY, MORPHINE and oth?
er DRUGS, and nervous diseases
Charges more reasonable than och?
er like institutions. $25.00 per week
pays for treatment, remedies and
Results absolutely the same.
Address for particulars,
THE CAROLINA SANITARIUM,
Greenville, S. C.
Or Dr. L. G. Corbett
I am again ready to fill your
orders for early and late varie?
ties of Cabbage Plants. They
are grown in open air, near salt
water, and will stand hard cold
^Prices $150 per 1,000;
larger the lots, smaller the
price per 1 000. Special in?
ducements to dealers.
SfEfiGETTS. 3 C
Don't Blame Your Physician
If medicine prescribed by him does not have the desired effect. Re?
sults are generally prompt and satisfactory when reliable drugs are u?ed.
We Vouch For All Medicines That Leave Dur Prescription Department.
And if you are not already one of our customers, give us a call the
next time you have a prescription to be filled.
lie-Hope to Merit a Share of lour Patronage in the Future.
THE "BOSS" COTTON PRESS !
SIMPLEST, STRONGEST. BEST
THE MURRAY GINNING SYSTEM
GUIS, Feeders, Condensers. Etc.
GIBBES MACHINERY CO?
Columbia? %S. C.
to give up ail the letters and put in a
plea for a recommendation to mercy.
Messrs. Christensen and Lyon are live
wires when it comes to making a bona
* * *
Secretary Taft does not relish Mr.
Bigelow's statement that he spent his
time while at Panama attending
dances, pink teas and other social
functions instead of making an4 in?
spection of the work, and as Mr. Taft
is a very big man, and a very
great man, also, in the opinion o^
Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Bigelow is in dan?
ger of a Rough Rider rebuke in the
form of a special message.
*. * *
The bill to sell the State farms
which was left on the House calendar
lalst session, was called up and killed
with very little debate last week. Once
upon a time, not so many years ago,
the Pti-.ie penitentiary, like the State
dispensary at the present time, was
permeated with graft, and we were of
the opinion that the State farms
should be sold, that the only way to
eliminate the graft was to get rid of
the farms, but the graft was elim?
inated and the State farms are now
operated as business enterprises to the
profit of the Staie and to the benefit
of the convicts who are far better off
working in the open air than if they
were shut up in cells in the peniten?
* * *
If the New Orleans convention does
not succeed in impressing upon the
'acreage reduction, cotton will sell for
7 cents in October.
* * *
The members of the Legislature
who are preparing bi i is for the refor?
mation of the dispensary are charged
with trying to "save the dispensary."
As we view it they are not concerned
so much with saving the dispensary
as with saving: the State from the
evils that they forsee will inevitably
? follow the success of the ill-considered
efforts that are being made to replace
the dispensarv system with a patch?
work of local option, high-license and
?prohibition, which spells the reign .of
the blind tigers. In dealing with the
liquor question it is always ja. choice
of evils, and in the honest opinion of
many unprejudiced men the dispen?
sary, honestly administered, is pref?
erable to any of the methods suggest?
ed. Graft can be eliminated from the
management of the dispensary; to say
it can't is a damning charge against
the people of the State.
? * *
The dispensary lobby is said to be
much in evidence in and acound the
i State Housa. These grafters and
hangers-on will kill the dispensary
quicker tDan anythiug else. The de?
cent people of the State will be driven
to kill the dispensary to get rid of the
* * *
Charleston has the water to float the
biggest ships and a harbor large
enough to accommodate the navies of
the world, but until it Ins the rail?
roads to OftTVXr +h? V>.ini..~~~ ??!
l- r - . th? big Sblpa v. : . ;:C? CTOT*"
Methusala was all right, you bet
( For a good old soul was he,
They say he would be living yet,
Had he taken Rocky Mountain Tea.
-China's Drug Store.
LAND FOE RENT.
I AM offering for r?nt the tract of
land on the White's Mill Road, aboat
four miles from town, containing 147
acres more or less, formerly the prop?
erty of the late Miss Alice Poole.
Rocky Staniain Tea Nuggets
A Busy Kedioino for Busy Peep;e.
Brings Golden Eealth and Renewed Vigor.
A specific for Constiparon. Indigestion, Lfre
and Kidney Troubles. Pimples. Ecr?ma, Impu-e
Blood, Bad Breath, Slagtfsb Bowels, Eeadacne
and Backache. It's Rooky Mountain Tea in tab- I
let form, :? cents a box. Genuine made by i
HOLLISTER DRTO COMPAVY, Madison, Wis.
finLDFN KU?fiFTC mo Cflf I AW DEPO? r: |
Tho strong*^ the simplest and most
economical of all Stump Pullers. Try it
before you pay for ir. Guaranteed to
pull your stumps or no pay asked. Be
sure you write ns before you buy else?
where. Write for Free Booklet ?riving
terms and prices.
THE CHAMPION STUMP PULLER COMPANY,
Johnston S. C.
Mention this paper. 10-11-x
The Most Practical Stalk Cutter Made.
We, the undersigned merchants
of the city of Sumter, have agreed
to discontinue the use of the
"Punch Card or Ticket System,''
in connection with our business
after February 1, 1906.
Customers holding cards or
tickets will please have same re?
deemed as soon as possible. Cards
not punched complete will l>e re?
deemable according to amount
punched on same.
THE SUMTER DRY GOODS CO.
O'DONNELL & CO.
SHAW & McCOLLl.M MFR. CO
?KCR PROS. C0MPA2O
1 9 r 02-1,
This cutter has nine steel knives, made with bath edges beveled,
and is interchangeable ; when one side wears out, turn the other,
! which eonnk n set of knives. Cuts stalks six to ei?ht inches