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KKATKU lUI'OltTs sent
OVT FROM COI.l'MIUA.
A Oureful and Conservative Corre*
#ssulrnt Gives Hie Heel Pacts Con
?arming the Prevalence of l?siy
Mckness In end About Columbia?
Whet the Columbia Doctors Know
Of the Disease.
Columbia. Oct. 30.?Careful inquiry
I first hand and from head-sources
si convinced your correspondent nat
which gets Into print regarding
fJhsj hook worm's ravages, partlcular
% as this state, is of s piece with an
a sent out from Columbia the
day. ascribing to Dr. William
It of this city the discovery of
thymol treatment for the disease,
eatment shown by tests to be to
Kol thst it Is now the standard.
*. Wsston has been one of the
Host students of the disease and
medical profession Is under tre
us debt to him for his records
deductions, but neither he nor
of his friends ever set up for him
% otalm to the discovery of the cure,
as a matter of fact was dlscov
by an Italian Investigator, Bosso
Thls fact Is so well known that the
?ant Is unusually spoken of as
>k>'s thymol treatment." ,
has been ststed In media of wide
Intlon that 70 per cent, of the
and 91 per cent, of the negroes
rural Southern communities havs
, and the inference has been
f provided for that In the South
na alma houses. Insano asylum
country schools Its ravages are
ularly extensive and general,
of these statements have been
d to Dr. Weston. While the
has been correctly quoted In
oases, he has been misquoted In
and the general affect of some
the articles has been to convey an
ther exaggerated and erroneous
ua of the situation.
Cot. C J. Watson, the Stste com*
hwr of agriculture, commerce
Industries, Is delighted with the
efeller foundstlon, which, back
by a cool million, Is to study the
>k worm In the South, but he thinks
oil magnate could have put the
ton to better use by devoting it to
a study of pellagra. "Pellagra," ho
"la doing more harm than the
orm end Its remedy Is unknown,
the hookworm disease Is eas?
ily controlled and Its sure remedy ia
*T>coaalonally a patient brought to
Use State Hospital for the Insane has
Oho disease, but the thymol treatment
Is promptly effective, though some
la required In a few cases to
up the system and dlspell the
l Indirectly the disease in its
form Induces insanity.
When Dr. Chas. Waddell Stiles, the
rnment hookworm specialist, was
three years ago, he diagnosed I
en cases st Epworth Orphanage
ing the 150 children there. Under
treatment these all got well, their
aptitude in books Improving as mark
eO*y as their physical condition. Since
. Supt. W. B. Wharton says, the
ution has never been without
Idne to treat the disease and the
ding physician Is constantluy on
lookout for its symptoms, in con?
venes only a few cases have since
loped and none of these has been
Dr. 8. B. Flshburne of the Rlchland
house has never known of a case
, perhaps because the Inmates
?awe sll adults. Mostly the affection
y% confined to children, even among
Chw very poor, because the children
mm habitually barefoot. Adults con?
tra? the disease through drinking
amamre wster. but most of the alms
hwuue Inmates come from the city
*wt Columbia, where the water Is
To what extent the sand-hill people
mi this county suffer If not known,
esren by th. physicians, for they rare?
ly call In physicians.
Dr. Weston confirm:, one statement
Ibed to him which seems extrava
nt. vis. That In some communities
THE KIND OF
To be used is very much a
matter of taste. It is im?
portant, thought hat the
frames set properly on the
nose and at the right dis?
tance from the Eye? ; that
the lenses be perfectly cen?
tered, and how are you to
know when some is guess?
ing. WK NEVER GUESS
I have a graduate Optician
In charge of my Optical Parlor
and all work is guaranteed.
W. I. THOMPSON,
Jeweler and Optician.
S. Main St. Phone 333.
where sanitary conditions a/e particu?
larly bad, 80 to 90 per cent, of the
negroes will be found nffecied. In
the blacks, however, the disease is
much less virulent than among the
whites. Among them the chief dang?
er is predisposition to pulmonary dis?
The remedy is simple, but extreme?
ly dangerous unless given under a
pyhsician's direction. It consists
merely of thymol, the active principle
of the thyme plant, which grows in
any garden, fo lowed by Epsom saJts;
but thymol Is a powerful and danger?
ous drug. Either fat, oil or alcohol
will dissolve the drug and permit It
to got Into the system and act direct?
ly on the heart, so it is Important that
the patient be so dieted as to rid the
system of oils, fats and alcohol as (
i.c,;rly as possible. The dose is given j
early In the morning, on an empty
It seems hardly believable, but the
doctors find it almost impossible In
cases to persuade the patient to do
without fat meat even one day. They
dare not administer thymol In such
Instances and must use force or strat?
egy to compel the patient to diet.
KILLS SERVANT BY MISTAKE.
W. A. Hudgens of Starr Shot Negro
Woman In the Belief She Was a
Anderson, Oct. 29.?Mistaking her
for a burglar, W. A. Hudgens, cashier
of the Bank of Starr, shot and In?
stantly killed Martha Toung, his col?
ored servant, late last night.
Mr. Hudgens was alone at home
when he heard some one enter the
kitchen. He hailed the intruder and,
receiving no response, fired twice at
the object. A person fell to the floor,
death resulting instantly.
On Investigation Mr. Hudgens found
the victlni to be his servant who had
come Into the kitchen to arrange some
milk. An inquest was held and Mr.
Hudgens was exonerated. He greatly
deplores the tragedy.
Dun's Weekly Trade Review.
New York, Oct. 29.?R. 3. Dun A
Co.'s weekly review of trade tomor?
row will say:
"Further progress is making in
trade expansion and financial condi?
tions are more settled, while politics,
In spite of the nearness of election
day, do not materially affect the busi?
ness situation. It is probably within
due bounds to say that at no previous
period of its no-dory has the wealth
of the United States made a better
showing of growth than it is making
at the present time.
"If further evidence of the rapid
expansion in iron and steel were need?
ed, It is furnished by the rsport of the
steel corporation for the third quar?
ter and the appropriation of $10,000,
000 for new construction work which
testifies to the confidence shown in a
steady growth of business in the fu?
ture The leading railroads continue
to make purchases of needs.
"The high price of wool and jotton
add complications to the textiles and
tend to force irregular production, yet
merchants agree that the demand is
broadening In distributing channels
just as it has been expanding in pri?
mary centres for some we?ks**-*
FOR STOMACH AGONY.
A?k I>eLorme's Pharma??> About Ml
o-na, It Gives Hellet in live Min?
DeLorme's Pharmacy will tell you
thai they guarantees Ml-o-na to re
li. v? promptly and cure permanently
all diseases of the stomach und in?
digestion, or they will return your
Have you gas on stomach?
One Ml-o-na tablet and the misery
Are you bilious, dizzy or nervous?
Ml-o-na tablets will put you riMht
in a day; give relief in 10 minutes.
Now, dear reader, don't go on suf?
fering with stomach trouble. Be fair
to yourself, throw ascldo prejudice
and try Ml-o-na. It is a great doc?
tor's prescription. No doctor ever
wrote a better one.
And money back from Del^orme's
Pharmacy If you don't Buy Ml-o-na Is
worth its weight in gold. Sold by
leading druggists everywhere but in
Sumter by DeLorme's Pharmacy at 50
cents a lars<e box. Test sample free
from Booths Ml-o-na, Buffalo, X.
Mrs. Mary Hutchinson says: "Pains
and distress In my stomach and a
general stomach complaint was en?
tirely cured for me by the use of two
boxes of Ml-o-na, and I have no hesi?
tation In recommending its use." 508
Pearl Street, Ypsllantl, Mich., Decem?
ber 19, 1908.
For Infant? and Children,
The Kind You Have Always fought
FRENCH TARIFF TERMINATES.
mm SERIOUS CONSEQUENCE
OF THE ALDKICH TARIFF.
The Rescinding of the Preferential
Duties on French Import*?Will
llavo Serious Effects Upon Trade
and May Lead to a Commercial
VYasingvon, Oct. 30.?The close of
business today will mark the expira?
tion of the commercial agreements I
entered into with France, Switzerland j
and Bulgaria under the Dingley tariff I
act, and the preferential agreement
with those nations will cease to exist.
Dutiefl imposed by the new tariff law
will be imposed on all importations
which are not entered In the United
States customs houses before the close
of business today. The effect will be
to largely increase the price of wines
and other merchandise imported from
France. The tax will fall heavier
upon the consumers of champagne.
Advices from Paris state that there
Is much dissatisfaction in France over
the new American tariff.
There is great anxiety with regard
to the future position of France, and
the hope is expressed that the govern?
ment will avoid a needless and harm?
ful tariff war, and that it will act
quickly and prudently to obtain the
minimum rates for French imports.
The three countries with which the
preferential agreements expire today
are not the only European nations
which are up In arms against the
hateful "Yankee tariff wall." German
manufacturers, as represented in the
press of Berlin and other cities, are
"hot under the collar" and are in a
threatening mood, although the Ger?
man agreements does not expire until
early next year.
The tone of the German press Is es?
peclally unfriendly to the United
States. Even the unofficial press is
publishing editorial articles which
show that every pressure is being
brought to bear upon the government
in order to secure the adoption of a
programme of retaliation. The most
marked exception is taken to the
maximum and minimum features of
the new tariff law. The impression is
now abroad in Germany that many of
the increases in the law are aimed
directly at German trade.
The exporting interest of Germany
seem to be convinced that the United
States will enforce the maximum rates
against that country on March 31 of
next year. As a result of this belief,
strong pressure is being brought to
bear upon the Imperial Government
to induce it to assume the offensive
before that time. The existing com?
mercial agreement between the United
States and Germany will expire next
February. If the German Government
accedes to the demands of the business
interests of the country, it will put its
maximum rates into effect against
America at that time.
The appeals submitted to the Im?
perial government are designed to
show that Germany can endure a
commercial war much longer that the
United States. I thas been pointed
out that in 1908 the Imports into Ger?
many were valued at $307.000,000,
while the goods shipped from Ger?
many to America represented only
$121,000.000. The value of the exports
from Germany to the United States
last year Was considerably less than
that of the preceding year.
The German exports which will be
most seriously affected by the new law
UTS silk goods, cotton fabrics, wines,
razors and post cards. German busi?
ness men believe that these articles
will be discriminated against not only
l.y the application of the new sched?
ule, but by the adoption of ten new
systems Of valuation, Which makes
the wholesale price in the United
States the basis, instead of the value
mentioned in the manliest accompany?
ing tin shipment.
It is expected that Fame Will im?
pose her maximum tariff! Immediate?
ly on the termination of the existing
agreement. The United states will be
practically helpless so far as retailia
ti<>n is eonoerned, until March so.
1910, One measure of retaliation that
h;is been considered Is the exclusion
absolutely Of French champagnes and
sparkling wines. Undoubtedly these
could be shut out of the American
market under the pure food law, for
it is well known to the government
chemists that certain presevatives are
used in the preparation of the French
wines which are forbidden or are
subjects of regulation under the pure
food and drug act.
The original trade agreement with
France was made on June 1, 1898,
under which substantial reductions
were made In the duties on French
Imports, principally champagnes and
liquors. In return the government of
France gave reciprocal advantages to
certain products of the United States,
principally argols, canned meats, le?
mons, oranges and certain fruits, fresh
and dried, and woods sawed timber
and paving blocks. But the bplrlt of
the reciprocal agreement has not been
observed In very many important re?
Secretary Wilson made a statement
recently In the course of an official
conference on the subject of reciprocl
ty with France, that not a pound of
American meat had ben admitted to
France since he had been Secretary of
Agriculture, notwithstanding the trade
agreement is supposed to give favored
rates to the American meat producers.
The French have found an effective
method of exclusion in hard sanitary
measures Imposed, by which the
American products have been exclud?
A VALUABLE WEED.
The Teasel That Is Used to Raise the
Nap on Cloth.
Our renders who never saw a teasel
(spelled also teazel and teazle and
even tassel) CUD Imagine a fir cone or
"swamp cattail," set all over with lit?
tle stiff hooks. It is the bur (or tas?
sel or flower head or thistle top) ol
the plant dipsacus. and so identified is
It with cloth dressing that this use of
it gave it its botanical name, Dipsacus
fullouum, or fuller's teasel.
However familiar to people who live
in lands where the teasel is extensive?
ly grown the fact may be that the
prickly heads of that plant are univer?
sally used to raise the nap on cloth, a
multitude of persons in his country
probably never heard of it and will be
astonished to learn In what enormous
quantities the plant Is raised.
In France alone several thousand
acres of land are exclusively devoted
to the cultivation of the teasel. French
manufacturers use many thousand dol?
lars' worth of the prickly heads and
export thousands of tons of them, val?
ued at perhaps millions of dollars. |
Hundreds of tons are produced in Aus?
tria, England. Belgium, Poland and
The prickles of the teasel have a
small knob at the end, and this, mount?
ed on an elastic stem and set with
great precision on the central spindle,
affords a little brush, such, it is said,
as the utmost mechanical skill has
never been able to rival, at all even's ,
at the same price.?New York Herald.
A LOST MINE.
The Tragic Legend That Is Associated
With Bald Mountain. |
The legend of a lost mine has given
to Bald mountain, in Placer county,
Colo., a fascinating interest for pros?
pectors. Tradition is that early in the
fifties of the last century three men
disappeared from an immigrant party
going over the old Gap trail. Search
for them was without avail, and they
were finally reported dead by the
Where or how they wintered no one
knows, but the following spring, rag?
ged, shoeless and demoralized, they
filed into Michigan Bluff. Their blan?
kets were converted into sacks, and
wi(h them they brought gold dust to
the amount of $10,000 or $15,000.
Spending but a single night within
the confines of civilization and giving
no information as to the location of
their large claim, they were followed
or. their return trip, and a few weeks
later their murdered botlies were fouud
In one of the dreary canyons that scar
the face of the desolate peak.
Since then many a man has sought
this lost mine, but apparently its im?
munity Is as certain as that of the
treasure of Captain Kidd.?Philadel?
phia North American.
The fashion of building houses with
the entrance doors practically on a
level with the street gives the observ?
ing stroller on Fifth avenue some hu?
morous glimpses of butlers on duty.
In the house of one of the most fash?
ionable families in town the butler can
be seen standing behind the bronze
grill and glass doors staring disconso?
lately out at the passing throng for
most of the afternoon, while across
the street from this house the same
kind of an entranceway often dis?
closes a glimpse of a functionary of
the same class seated In a poetical at?
titude by a circular marble table, his
head supported by his hand. Outside
of a hospital they are probably the
saddest looking men in New York.?
New York Press.
The Gordian Knot.
When one of Uncle Sam's sailor's, a
man named Gordon, formerly serving
on one of our vessels ] a West Indian
squadron, was * "> the Naval hos?
pital in Washlngl to described with
grewsome vividness to bis companions .
there his adventure wit'h a shark off
one of the Islands in the West Indies.
"1 had jest fell over the bulwarks,"
said the able seaman, "when along
comes a big shark an' grabs me by the
"What did ye do then, mateyV" ask?
ed one of the patients.
"I never disputes none with sharks,"
said the sailor. "1 let him have the
There are still many houses in the
country in England where the owners
nre unconscious of the fact that, while
they themselves are apparently poor,
they possess fortunes In furniture and
pictures.?Towu and Country.
A Reassuring Truth.
A lady on one of the ocean liners
who seemed very much afraid of ice?
bergs asked the captain what would
happen in case of a collision.
The captain replied. "The iceberg
would move right along, madam, just
as If nofhiug had happened." And the
old lady seemed greatly relieved.?Sue
Sklnner--Good morning, ma'am. Did
you ever see anything so unsettled as
the weather has been lately? Mrs.
Hashley?Well, there's your board bill,
Mr. Skinner.?Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Surprising Properties of This Pe?
One of the must apt illustrations
ever made by Lord Kelvin was his
likening the luminiforous ether to a
mass of shoemakers' wax. What Lord
Kelvin said of shoemakers' wax may
be tested by auy boy in a manner that
will astonish his playmates First let
It be said that the ether penetrates all
space. It is as rigid as steel and yei I
so flexible that it does not retard the 1
passage of planets through space in
the least. It is an invisible substance
which travels in waves through all
things. Now. to illustrate the nature
of such a paradoxical material Lord j
Kelvin searched everywhere and at |
last concluded that shoemakers' wax
represented it best. He made tests,
and this is what he found:
He melted some wax in a common
glass tumbler. After it had hardened
he tried to thrust a lead pencil through
It. It would not go. Then he placed a
coin on the surface of the wax and
left it there for several days. When
he again visited it the coin had sunk
to the bottom of the glass. The wax
had closed over It, and by lifting up
the glass and looking through the bot?
tom he could see the coiu lying there.
Hud the wax been as deep as a well
the coin would have gone on sinking
until it reached the bottom. This proved
that the wax would conform only to
very slow movements. If he had tried
to push It too fast It would have re?
An Idea struck the scientist. If the
wax acted like this toward the coin,
how would It treat an object which
floated? He accordingly placed a
cork in a tumbler and poured hot shoe?
makers' wax upon it. The wax hard?
ened with the cork at the bottom. Yet
when Lord Kelvin looked at the bot?
tom of the glass In a day or two he
found the cork had disappeared. It
was somewhere in the mass of wax
and probably rising very slowly, but
surely, toward the top. Sure enough,
after a given period of time the cork
peeped above the surface of the hard
wax, and finally it rose to a point where
it remained half Imbedded in the wax,
just as it would have done in a glass
of water. It rose no higher than this,
however, and a corkscrew probably
would not have pulled it from the wax.
Yet Its own buoyancy had raised It up
from the bottom through what seemed
an Impenetrable mass of wax.
This, in fact, Is the peculiarity of
shoemakers' wax?that it resists all
sudden or quick movements, but Is
highly susceptible to very slow and
prolonged pressure. If you pressed a
flatlron hard down on a lump of wax
on a table It is probable you would
make no impression on it. but if you
left that Iron resting on the wax for a
day or two you would find the lump
flattened out under the iron. So curi?
ous is this property of the wax that
tuning forks have been cast from
pieces of it Theso forks were capa?
ble of vibration, giving a musical uote
and being sot going by vibration from
another tuning fork, yet when one of
them was laid across the open mouth
of a jar It slowly collapsed and fell
Into the jar iu a shapeless, sticky
The Ruling Passion.
"John! John!" called the excited lit
"W-what is it, Lucy?" muttered the
big baseball player as he drowsily
turned over in bed.
"Why. there is a man downstairs."
"W-what's he doing?'*
"lie's in the dining ro >m after the
"Trying to reach the plate? Put him
out, Kelly; put bim out at third!"?
Kausas City Independent.
Foresters Moore and Miller have re?
turned to Columbia after making a
svrvey of the forests of the Piedmont
section of the State. A survey was
me de of the counties of Oconee, Pick
ens Spartanburg. Cherokee, York,
Lancaster, Kershaw, part of Sumter
and the lower section of Richland
county. Much data of*a valuable na?
ture concerning the forests of those
counties was secured. The work will
be prosecut< d In the other sections of
the State, and a complete report of
same will be made both to the State
and to the Federal government. Mr.
W. M. Moore was detailed to make
the survey by the forestry department
of* the governmi nt. Capt. Milier, or
the department of agriculture. was
detailed to assist him.
The Opportunity Is Here. Backed by
Don't take our word for it.
I ><?n't depend on a stranger's state
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Here is one case of it:
Mrs. Chas. Browning, 101 E. Canal
St., Sumter, S. C, says: *I suffered
from kidney complaint for some time.
My kidneys were disordered and the
secretions became unnatural and
when allowed to stand, deposited
sediment. I suffered from dull, nag?
ging backaches and had distressing
pains through my loins. My head
ached constantly, I could not rest
well and in the morning 1 felt tired
and languid. Since using Doan's Kid?
ney Pills, procured at China's drug
store, I am free from backache and
pains in my loins, am able to rest well
and the kidney secretions are regular
in passage. The headches have
ceased and I feel better in every way.
I give Doan's Kidney Pills the credit
for the great relief 1 have received.''
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Remember the name?Doan's?and
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IN a TIGHT PUCE
SOUTH CAROLINA MILLS IMPORT
Two Anderson Mills Buy Kast Indian
Product, Bcgiiuiing With a Small
Oder?If Staple Proves Satisfactory
Large Orders Will be Pia?*?! at
Anderson, Oct. 29.?President H.
Townaond of the Townsend twi: ?
mills and President Ellison A. Smyth
of the Pelzer cotton roill have pla
orders for several hundred bales of
East Indian cotton and, it is said, that
other mills in the Piedmont secti-n
have done likewise. *
The Indian cotton is of a shor.er
staple than the upland cotton but is
as white and smooth. The mills are
going to experiment with this cotton
and if it works satisfactorily, and the
mill men are confident it will, large
orders will be placed at once.
The experiment is being made with
this cotton on account of the high
price of American cotton.
The Indian cotton was bought at
11 1-8 cents f. o. b. New York. The
freight to Anderson la 56 cents per 100
pounds. This cotton can, therefore,
be laid down here for about 11 1-4
cents while the American cotton I?
bringing 14 1-4 here now. The saving
of 2 cents per pound will be a b;g
item with the mills ?.nd, if the experi?
ment proves satisfactory, arrange?
ments will be made to bring large
shipments from an Indian port direct
to Charleston, by which 25 cents per
100 pounds will be saved.
I dare no more fret than I dare
curse and swear?John Wesley.
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