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NEW S18HIES, NO. 1.-VOL.UM7S XIi?X,-NO, i?
Historic Review
; Boundaries
i Yin ll Ul
Prospects fo\
. Oc?nco County has a bright futuro
' boforo her. Whilo this in ono of thc
??R? ?icoiionB o? tho ?tato to ho sot
lod, still ibero has boon BO much
r?g>C?? that it is ono of tho very
cat Counties in tho State Her citi
ons uro homogonious, progressive
(1 prosperous. Many settlors are
^klng (ip tho lands, improving thom
RJd making thom valuahlo and de
sirable. Thia ?rt vory palpablo ',0 ono
vhoso knowledge of tho counvy ox
ends b&ok from fifteen to twouty
oars. I5y comparing tho condition
,wonty yoars>go with that of to-day
"io fact of groVth becomes evident,
it hoi* growth is only in Us infancy,
jr oitifcons now offor oveiy iuduco
ont to immigration of a good class
pooplo, those who remove hero for
cir own good and tho good of -the
Canty. Oconoo indeed opons wide
lr, doors to good citizens, and those
turing her confines always lind a
<(oynl welcome.
' This is ono of tho fow counties
i? . . >
\ \ithout a dollar of bonded indobtcd
esH, abd no floating indebtedness
ve rt small balance wbich may re
J .^i'siu' after exponding the levy for
^/j&rcUriary ??urity oxpenses. This
frcodom from dobt makes this an in
viting llold for inV?Stmont and enter
prise, i
.This county was once a part of a
largo territory ombraccd in what waa
known rs Ninoty-Six District. It BO
remained for .many years. Many
W?i#,resided hero thon know nothing
of court houses and jails. In many
' instances tho sparse Bottlers, who
\ had boon imposed upon by outlaws,
mcotodout punishment to thcoffond
or>vby thoir own hands ; this condi
tion of affairs mado manifest tho ne
j, cQtoity for dividing the territory into
Counties and tho establishing of J
cCfUnty courts. .Thus, forced by ne
cead ty, ibo Legislature by act, dated
Mftjfoh lOtli, 178!i, appointed Andrew
Piokens, Richard Anderson, Thomas
Brandau, i Levi Kcysey, Philemon
. "Viators,. Arthur Simpkins and Si
* nffiri Uorwiok to lay out tho District
of^NInoty-Sik into countios. This
aop'missiou mado report to tho Leg
islature, and in accordance with their
roport, on tho 12th day of March,
1785,; the/Said torritory was divided
jato tho following counties: Abbe
ville^ )fid?ofiold, Nowbcri y, Laurens,
Snart^rlSfrg and Union. This loft
thc -torritory now embraced in Oco
. nee out bf any of theso counties ;
andi indeed) at that time part of said
ior^ito?y still, was in possession of
-Kj&l'by act of tho Legislature,
dfttid tho, 28th day of Mardi, 1778,
par|?? said torritor,) had been nu
il to'tho Distriot of Ninety-Six,
o doolared purpose of allowing
ip't of said District to punish
ions mado upon tho people
giBlafuro by act dated 17th
I 178?, established Pendlo
ict, wbich. ombraccd part of
ritory now in Oconce county.
_ Tugaloo, all of Pulaski, all
r'tuga, all of Whitewater und
. iCoowoo Townships still be
to tho Indians. On tho 20th
'Docornbei'j 1820, an Act was
'annexing to Pendleton Dis
o . territory just abovo dc
j^Nvhioh had previously be
to tho Indians. It includod
tory-lying abovo what was
'as tho Now Indian boundary,
pears that at this timo all theso
s wore only electivo districts
loll county courts wore "held ;
j?y wero not judicial districts.
?tho 10th of February, 1701,
?ntriot of Washington was crc
'by an Act of tho Legislature,
be Djstriot site was established
okensvillo, a fow miles South of
jj^rosont location of Kasloy.
thia connection it will bo of in
ti to mention an occurrence
w|lillWSKo^oitos criticism nt thc present
dK\m ?P$> li>th (mVof December,
MK) Legislature passed an Act,
Mgj*M of' which v.T.:; to establish
o? y for tho purpose of assisting
abor of poisons who Mind ?us
WVJKV Injury by a fire at Pickens
luffl Kev. Joseph Griaham was a
1er of tho lottery committee,
the 21st day of December,
the Judicial District of Pen
; Vvas -created, and the tcrri
now embraced in Oconeo
y, South of tho Indina boun
lii ? along what is now known
ort county, was included.
Lion remained in Pondle
tho 20th day of *
and Organization and
Resources and Bright
? tho Future.
'December, 1820, whon it was again
sub-divided, and Anderson und Pick
ons Districts woro created. Col. J?
C. Kilpatrick, Major Lowis and
Thomas Garvin woro appointed a?
commissioners to lay out and mark
tho dividing lino botwoon tho two
districts. At tho same timo Andrew
Hamilton, R. H. Briggs, J. C. Kil
patrick, Wm. Boavort and Jaboz
Jones woro appointed a commission
to purohnso a tract of land of not loss
than ono hundred acres and not more
than four hundrod aores, upon which
to lay out a villago and dotormino
tho sito of publie buildings for tho
now District of Piokons.
Tho villago was laid out on Koo
wco Uiver at what is now known as
Old Piokons, and tho now Distriot
Ant went into effect on tho 2d Mon
day in October, 1828. Piokons Dis
trict remained as thus established
until tho 29th day of .January, 1808.
Then by an ordinance of tho Consti
tutional Convention, Piokons Dis
trict was divided into Oconoo and
Piokons counties.
Wesley Pitchford, W. E. Hoi
combo, Bry Fiotwoll, M. F. Mitcholl
and Dr. O. M. Doylo woro appointed
a commission to soloot a proper site
and looato and erect a court house
and jail for tho new county of Oco
noo. Tho committco solcctcd Wal
halla as thc sito, and tho Town ol
Walhalla by subscription built thc
Court House and Jail. Thus tho
present boundaries of Oconoo count}
were established. Thoy aro ns fol
lows, to-wit: On tho North, thc
North Carolina lino ; on tho East
Piokons com y, from whioh it it
divided by a lino covering thc
Southorn boundary of tho Stato ol
North Carolina, where Toxawaj
river enters this State, and thence
down thc center of said rivor, bj
whntovor natuo known to Ravenell'j
Bridge, on Seneca rivor, and tlicnc<
along tho center of thc road leading
to Pendleton Villago, until it inter
sects the lino of tho County of An
dcrson ; on tho South, Andersor
county, from which it ia divided b]
a linc commencing at tho mouth o
Cano Creek on Tugaloo Uiver, anc
running thence along tho lino whiol
originally separated Anderson fron
1'iokcns District to its point of intor
section with tho publio road loadint
from Ravcncll's Bridge to Pcndletoi
Villago ; on tho West and North
west, the Stato of Georgia, fron
which it is separated by the Tugalow
and Chattooga Rivers, tho middl
thread of tho rivers being tho lilies
except that ?di islands in the rivov
by treaty agreement, shall bolong t<
tho State of Georgia. Thus wo hav<
l\ bird's oyo view of tho aroa of on
county and a brief skoteh of its his
It ia situated in tho Piedmont hoi
of South Carolina, and is tho ox
tremo Northwestern county of th
State. It ia belted on the South am
West by the Tugaloo and Chattug
rivors, and on tho East tho Koowc
and Seneca How through its territory
Many small streams also, of moro o
leas importance, mako their wa
through ita territory, having us thoi
boundary much valuable and prc
duotivo low landa. It contains si
hundred and fifty odd square milei
About one-fourtty is , mountninout
but this part is by no moans withou
advantages. In warm woathor rc
freshing and invigorating breozes ar
wafted ovor hill and dalo, renderin
tho nights, tho sumtnei :*>**'WJ?
pleasant and restful. In winter thee
same billa form a wall of protcotio
against Western blizzards. Thu
situated, tho county enjoys all the ac
vantages of a Southern climat*
Thoro aro no nights spout hero thf
ono cannot enjoy restful sloop. Th
worn and tired system is thus r<
freshed and invigorated. A moi
delightful climate than thia sootio
affords cannot bo desired or foum
Sunstrokes in Hummer and f.ovoi
freezea in winter aro unknown. Th
weather is delightful from March 1
November, and not severo from N<
yombor to March. There is no ui
natural moisture in tho ntinosphor
Climatic diseases, incidental to ni"
luria) sections, aro novor known.
Tho county is travorscd by til
I?MI roads, tho Southorn and tho Bin
Ridgo. Tho Southern entors at tl
Western boundary and runs aoroi
to the East. Tho Bluo Ridgo rm
from Walhalla to thc Eastern bom
dary. Thc Southorn was built I
18YJ and tho Bluo Ridgo about 18p>
Along tho linos of thoso railroa<
have sprung up tho. following towns :
Walhalla, Senooa City, Westminster,
Newry, Clemson Collogo, WoBt
Union, Fort Madison and Richland.
Tho railroad stations of Cherry,
Adams, Phinnoy's, Harbin's and Koo
woo, afford oaay access to important
communities. Tho villages of Fair
Play, Oakway and Rotroat oro tho
centers of flourishing neighborhoods
Tho seotions of South Utuon, Mount
Tabor, Barton's Crook, Damasous,
Long Crook, Whetstone, Mountain
Rest, Tomassco, Salem, High Falls
and others, aro thriving. ' All
those, constituting Oconoo a pros
perous, enlightened, progressive
and enterprising county, shall rccoivo
notioo in futuro articles. Their re
sources and advantages, and tho peo
ple who utili/.o thom, shall hav6 an
appropriate placo in tho M write up "
of tho County, of whioh tho forego
ing sorves ns an introduction.
Hr. Johnson's Bohemo for Enriching
Land nt Little Cost?
[Edwin Lohman Johnson in Southern
Farm Magaizino.]
I want you to publish tho iottor I
give bolow from W. T. Bradley, a
South Carolina farmor, to tho Colum
bia State. It contains moro boree
soiiBo to the square inch on this vexed
qucfltion of raising t' o prico of cotton
than any artiolo I havo Been on tho
subject. In eight short paragraphs,
every ono of thom well written,
clofloly connected and logically con
structed, Mr. Bradloy shows tho trno
solution of reducing the cotton acrc
ago, namely, offer somothing to tho
farmers that will pay to put his idlo
land in, and ho will vory quiokoly ro
duco his acreage. lloro is Mr. Brad
ley's lotter :
.'It is a fact well known to ovory
ono that our financial condition is dc
prcBSod-I moan tho Southern
StatcB-and it is all duo to thc fact
that wo aro getting nothing for cot
ton, our money crop, and this is
caused, ns wo well know, by over
production. Various remedies havo
boon suggested. It is a problem that
has taxed the minds of our best
thinkers and most practical farmors
for years. That something must bo
dono ?B evident, or wc cannot seo fu
turo relief. I suppose it will not
como amiss for mo to givo my ox
porionco in tho fond hopo that what
I say will bo tho means of doing
somothing to rolicvo tho situation.
I havo made a study of this subject
and shall attompt to give you my
oxporionco :
"It is universally conceded that re
duction of tho acroago is tho euro for
all tho ills. How to bring about this
reduction is tho question. Any of
tho plans suggestod would bring tho
dosircd relief, if carried out. My
plan is this : Let tho farmor pro
pare as muoh land for cotton as he
may wish, but when ho is ready to
plant'lot him plant ovory other row
in cotton, and in June let him plant
tho remaining rows in peas. This,
you will observo, reduces tho acre
age ono-half, but docB not rcduco
tho yield so much, as my experience
toachcB mo. I mako at least three
fourths of a ci op of cotton, and poa?
without limit. You enrich your
land, so that in a fow yoars you can
mako a halo per aero with every al
ternate row in pcaB, havo an abun
dance of feed, and consequently fat
stock, and your bacon at home. Bc
sidos, you savo one-half fertilizer,
one-half hoeing and one-third plow
ing. Wo havo in cultivation this
year 24,000,000 aorcs. Wo will
make in round numbers, 10,000,000
bale?. This cotton is worth at tho
present prico $'250,000,000. Now,
to follow the pea suggestion, wc
would havo 12,000,000 in cultivation,
which would yiold 7,500,000, bales
or $300,000,000 at eight oonts por
pound, a gain ot ?s?o.GOOjOGC, ?G-fKiy
nothing about tho cost of production,
which, us I have shown, would bo
about ono-half. If it is not desirable
to plant so many peas, you can plant
pindora, sweofc or Irish potatoes, with:
equal success, I bought ton acres ov
vory poor land and farmed it aft
abovo suggested, and to day I alu
offorcd HO for tho ton aorcs. I a'm
making a halo of cotton per acre, oj d
corn, oto., in proportion. i J
"Now, Mr. Editor, what has l/ ?n
dono on a small soalo can ho doutt on
a largo ono. Lot any man follow
this plan and ho will havo a Uko oK
porionco." (
A Sure Thing ?or You.
A transaction in whioh you CR.
looso is asuro thing. lHltousuofls,%>n
hoadaoho, furred tonguo, fovor,
and a thoucand other ills aro cause??0
coiiRtlpatton and sluggish livor. Ct?k,
rot? Candy Cathartic, tho .wonderful
liver stimulant and Intestinal tonk
by all druggists guaranteed to out'
money refunden. O. o. O. tiro a "
, thing. Try a box to-day; 10o., 2?o.,
i Sample and booklet froo, AH druggl
Expressions on
"Taxpayers Convention"-with a Post
Four MADISON, March 28, 1898.
EDITORS COUUIKK: In his editorial
of last wook under heading of "Tax
payers Convention," tho editor of
tho Oconoo Nows doclares that thoro
w"oro moro angry taxpayers at tho
Court IIouso Just Tuesday and Wed
nesday than ho over saw. Somo
talkod of lighting, somo called tho
Hoard of Equalization a gang of
robbors, somo talked of confiscation
and* accused tho Board of valuing I
their own property high just to catch
a rich widow ; ',uat tho scat of war
scorned to havo boon moved from <
Cuba; that many a keenly ground '
knifo had boen sharpened for somo man 1
who might daro to poko his head 1
abovo tho political horizon. . I
. Now, wc havo nothing porsonal '
against tho oditor of thc News, and -
wo havo hoard that ho has a fine rc- 1
putation for misrepresenting things. 1
But, wo think ho has boat himself in 1
this case It Booms to mo that if I 1
was aii editor and could not get up a
readable paper, without finding a ?
maro's nest, onco a week, I would !
quit tho business. I
Wo aro sorry to say that wo hap- i
poned to bo ono of the Board. Wc I
woro not thoro by choice, of course, ]
Eor it cortainly Avas a painful duty
wo had to perform. But somebody 1
liad to perform that duty under oath ; <
and, now, if any ono is to blame, wo i
think, it is our law-makers who ?
passed this law in tho Legislature. 1
If this was a bad law tho oditor of "
tho Nows should have made somo
effort to repeal it when wo sent him ?
to tho Legislature Wo arc certainly >
not to blamo for his negligence. I
When wo examined thc books and 1
roturas wo found that about one- i
third of tho citizens wcro paying
about two-thirds of thc taxes which
tho others ought to pay. Wo con
sidered this to bo very un jual.
Heneo, thc raises on the assessments,'
which woro the causo of tho com
Now, wo think ourselves that the
tax lovy of our State is an outrage
upon tho people, but it seems ta bo
a popular idea among our law-makers
that tho dudes and college professors
must bo kept up, and all tho little
pig-headed negroes educated at thc
expenso of tho State. And they arc
going to havo that dono in ?pito of
all that wc can say or do. Knowing
as wo do that there is a certain
amount of taxea lo bu raised, it is j
an undeniable fact that it is just and
right for each and every citizen to
pay his pro raia share of that tax,
according to tho taxable property
that ho owns. Wc found some pro
perty that wo wore well acquainted
with which was only roturnod at
about twenty per cent of ita actual
valtto, while other property in tho
very samo vicinity was returned at
ono hundred per cent. Now, sup
pose Mr. A. returns his property at
fifty per cent, of its value and Mr.
B. roturas his at ono hundred por
cent, should the Board fail to chango
it ? Of ocurso Mr. 1?. would have to
pay half tho taxes that Mr. A.
ought to pay, which is very unjust.
Somo men seem to havo an idea that
they oan lower their taxes by return
ing their property low, but this is a
big mistake. That is tho way to
raif.o thom. Suppose every citizen
of/ tho State would return his pro
perty at fifty per cent, or half its
value, and that tho total amounted
to #100,000,000 ; then placo tho tax
lovy on that assessment at twelvo
mills ; then let every citizen agroo at
onco to return tho vory ?arno pro
perty at ono hundred per cent, or its
?full value. Why, then, tho total
jnesossment would bo #200,000,000
f\ul our tax lovy would only bo six
Wo woro trying to equalize those
people's taxes, and also to got thom
loworcd, and they get angry with us
for doing just what they wanted
dono and just what they were trying
to do themselves. Now, it does
scorn to mc that if I wore not willing
to pay my pro rata share of tho
taxes, knowing it to bo just and
right, and somo other oitizen had to
perform tho painful duty on oath of
making mo do right, ought not I bo
ashamed to complain ? Eaoh and
htvory momber of that Board was
,?dor oath to carry out thc laws of
' 'j? country, which somo othor man
Rocid made,
ant*Th?rfl woro a fow of these angry
hxx^ h, who made the biggest oom
\)jnts, who could soarcoly havo boon
vnaylod tax payors in tho past, hut
i $y wcro about to bcoomo tax pay
Timely Issues.
ors, and that was tho troublo. Ono
man oamo in to complain, and whon
wo examined his oaBO ho had only
boon rnisod about fifty dollars, which
would havo mado II?H taxes about f>5
cunts higher than inst year. Ho had
Bpent moro than that sum at tho
original packago storo that day and
lost tho day besides, and wont homo ,
with hendacho, I reckon. It was pro
bably tho seat of tho original ?
packago storo instoad of tho seat of
war that caused most of thia big 1
blowing which excited tho Editor of
tho Nows.
Now, if any man is fool enough
to return Iiis property high just to j
Batch a " rich widow " ho has cor- |
Lainly made a mistnko. We, too,
used to boliovo tho rioh widow story,
but when wo oxaminod tho tax re
turns wo found thoro wore no rich
widows. Thoy wcro all vory poor.
Now, if thoro is any of tho womou
who want to got married they had
jotter look over tho tax returns to .
ind out whether their would-be hus- ?
land can support thom.
In regard to us poking our hoad .
ibovo the political horizon, so far (
\B wo oro individually concerned, wo ?
think tho atmosph?re in that region
s too poisonous for an honest man's
lead anyhow. Policy has taken tho
)laco of honesty in politics until tho (
whole business is arness of fraud and
deception. Wo havo novor had any
lesirc for office, but if wo did wo
should not bo afraid of tho inlluciico
jf any man who was not willing to
[>ay his pro rata share of tho taxes or
uga his name to his article. Wo
would think his iiillucnce very light ,
md his knife mighty dull. We havo
10 axes to grind, no apologies to ,
make, don't expect to dio on any
body's foathor bed but my own, and
if anybody wants to fight worse than .
wo do, wo hopo tho Editor of tho
News will send him to Cuba and lot
bini kill tho man who blowcd up tho
battleship Maine. Wo havo only
blowcd up a fow tax roturns.
Diversify Your Crops.
can hear now is war, war. Woll,
war is a good thing, I reckon, in its
place, but I must confess that I do
not know whoro its placo is. As war
is tho watch word of tho day, I want
to once moro remind my farming
friends, that if wo have, to light in
another war let us commenoo right
At homo and givo king cotton tho
first monster blow. Givo it tho first
black nye. Simply cut down the
aoreagc of cotton and cnlargo tho
com crop, pea and forage crops. If
war should como with Spain, then
tho ball is opened for tho nations of
tho earth to becomo hostilo and war
will he tho final result, I foar. If
such should bc tho case, cotton will
not bo over three couts por pound
next fall. Woll, in case thcro is no
war and wo go ahead and raise a ten
million balo crop wo will not realize
over tinco cents,.per pound for it.
Tho cotton oxohanges claim now
that there are noarly two million
bales surplus cotton on hand. If
wo raise another such a crop or a
larger ono, wo will not got enough
money to pay for tho guano that wo
put under it.
Shall wo farmers never stop ruin
ing oursolvos and families? Every
other occupation ort; tho earth is
banded together for protect.'on and
is doing good. But wo farmers aro
afraid of each othor and aro just lot
ting tho world run ovor us rough
shod. A fow months ago I .thought
wo were going to do somothing and
make tho start in tho right direction
to hotter our condition. It was cot
ton conventions upon cotton conven
tions, and every township in tho cot
ton bolt was to bo fully organized to
a man to out down tho cotton acro
ago. Alas! what havo wo done?
Nothing, only wont alu .d and
bought the largest amount of fertili
zers that was over known in tho
State. Other peoplo say it is all for
cotton. Now, let mo give you my
IUHI word of warning, uso tho most
of thi? vnnt amount of fortilizors un
der corn and other grains and for
ago crops and let cotton go. In
case of war your grain crop will bo
ready money and cotton will bo a
surplus, and will bring you botter
prices. Well, in caso wo havo no
war, wo will have plenty of grain
and forngo crops and our cotton will
still bo a surplus, it wilj bring n bet
tor prioo noxt fall and wo will begin
to bo an independent people But
if wo go ahead and plant all cotton
again and invito ruin upon us, wo
cannot blain? > anybody hut our own
foul ?nh solvot . Ah, just wait until
noxt fall when your lions and mort
gages fall duo, and you cannot moot
thom, and tho Sheriff comos and
takes all that you havo mado and
loaves you ponniless, with half a
dozen little follows and a loving
vyifo dopondont on your strong arm
for support what can you do? And
perhaps your littlo homo may go too
and you and your loved ones turned
out in tho lvg ro?d without any
thing in tho world when starvation
stares you in tho face.
I ask you now who can youblnmo?
rho answer ia plain, no ono but
yourself. May you all act well your
pari Tho kind Creator will do His.
And nt tho closo this year, I trust
that wo all may bo a prosperous and
liappy people
Yours with love,
Clemson Collogo Nows.
April 2, 1898.
Tho war prospect excites not only
tho usual interest hero, but especial
interest also, beoausc of tho fact that
two United States oflicors aro boro
who may bo called away at any timo.
Chief Engineer, Walter F. Worth
ington of tho Navy was detailed for
;luty hero last year and is in ohargo
jf tho Medianioal Hall, ono of tho
most important departments of tho
?ollogo. It has boen oxpected for
several weeks past that ho would bo
railed away, ns it ?B said that tho
Navy Department is short on engi
neers, but BO far no orders havo been
received. Captain Ezra B. Fuller, of
tho 7th Regiment of Calvary, has
boon hero as Instructor of Military
Science and as commandant for over
Lhreo years. Ho oxpoots to go to
tho front in CSBO of war and has of
fered Iiis services both to tho Cov
arnor of Illinois, his nativo State, and
to tho War Department, but so far
ho has received no orders. Ho loft
on tho ono o'clock train yesterday
for Washington and ?B to return Fri
day, but it is not known oxactly
what carried him. In caso cither or
both these gentlemen should havo to
leave President Ilort/.og has ar
ranged that tho work in their De
partments shall go right on without
President Hertzog i?" going to
Bamberg on Thursday to make a
speech. . Ho will then go to Phila
delphia to look into thc textile school
matter and will bo gone about a
Dr. W. li. A. Wyman, Veterina
rian of ute College, has published a
book that ia attracting a great deal
of notice in Homo quarters and haB
been adopted as a toxt book in Ame
rica, England and India. It is on
tho M Clinical Diagnosis of Lameness
in Horses." Ho has boon in Chicago
for sovoral months studying and will
return to Clemson about .Tune.
Da lt.
Tho Host Liniment.-"Chamberlain's
Pain Hahn is tho finest on oarth," write
Edwards & Parker, of Plains, Ca. This
is tho vordict of all who uso it. For
rheumatism, lamo back, sprains, swell
ings and tho Humorous slight ailments
and accidents common to ovory house
hold, this liniment has no equal. With it
in tho houso a great deal of pain and
Buffering may ho avoided. For salo by
J. W. Poll, Walhalla; ll. ll. Zimmerman
& Co., Westminster; W. J. Lunnoy,
Author-How do you Uko my
now play? Critic-It's simply great.
The robbery in tho third act is tho
most realistic piece of work I over
saw on tho stage. Author (pleased)
-Do you really think BO? Critic
Of courso I do.
. Tho Egyptian women woro bangle
hoopshoops of gold in their oars,
which were regarded as tho wearer's
choicest posBCBsioiiB, and woro parted
from only under direst stress. Tho
golden calf was suppos?e! to havo
boon made entirely from thc earrings
of tho people
Isaao S. Domont, of Chicago, is
known as tho champion shorthand
writer. At an official mooting at
Lake George, 1ST Y., in 1888, ho
wrote 252 words a minute for five
consecutivo minutes from now rnat
tor.. Ho olaims to have writton 402
words in one minuto boforo a busi
ness collcgo at Quiney, lil.
Beauty Is Blood Beep?
Clean blood moanB a eloan skin. No
beauty without it. Cascaxots Candy Ca
thartic oloan your blood and koop it
eionn by stirring up tho lazy livor and
driving all impurities from the body,
Begin to-day to banish pimplos, bolls,
blptohos,* blackheads and that siokly
bidouH oomptaxionby taking Caneareter
boauty for ten cont?. All druggists.
Satisfaction guaranteed, Ilk;., w,, oOc.
?Too Rural Malls.
WASHINGTON, Maroh 24.-Con
gressman Stokes has oomplotod ar
rangomonts nt tho Post Oflloo De
partment for oxton?ion of rural froo
delivery of mail in his district in
South Carolina. Naturally, ho fools
sonio dation ovoi^ \his, ns ho was
largely instrumental in procuring in?
oroaaod faoilitios for tho rural diBtriot
whon tho appropriation hill was
pouding last week. His argumont
on tho hill hi gonoral, and especially
rm tho freo dolivory thou, was con
sidorod hy his friends as Btrong and
Congressman Stokes' district is
porhaps ono of tho happiest sclootions
for a tost of tho syBtom. Though it
lias about 180,000 population, it is
idmost wholly a rural community,
thoro hoing only three Prosidontial
af?leos in its limits, and thoy of tho
third class. It is nono too well sup
pliod with o von tho poov facilities
affordod by tho four olass post ofllcos
?md star routes, thoro hoing only 188
post oflioes within its limits.
Cholera Remedios.
No preparation yot tried cxcols
tho following, which is a modifica
tion of tho old and woll-knowii .ISaat
Indian rcmody, commonly, but erro
neously, nsorihed to tho Now York
Sun, which republished it during an
cpidomio of oholora in 1849 (wo bc
Tinoturo of opium, - - 1 part
Tinoturo of camphor - 1 part
Tincturo of capsioum - 1 pert
Tinoturo of rhubarb - 1 part
Tincturo of kino - - 4 parts'
Dose, a teaspoonful, to bo repeated,
if necessary.
It would bo well for druggists and
others to out out this rcmody, for it
is "good for all summor."
Tho two-year-old son of W. L, Furgu
son, of Holton, Miss., had whooping
cough. "After sovoral physioiaus had
proscribed for him," without giving ro
liof," writes Mr. Furgason, "I porsuadod
my wifo to try a 25 cont bottlo of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy. Tho lirst doso
had tho desired effect, and in forty-eight
hours ho waa ontiroly freo from all cough.
I conaidor yoiu- romody tho beat in tho
markot, ospooially for ohildron and ro
commond it at all times.'" Tho 25 and
50 cont sizoB for Balo by J. W. Boll, Wal
halla; H. B. Zimmerman & Co., West
minster; W. J. Lunney, Seneca.
--? . ?.-_ .
In case of war our South Carolina
militia oihVora would receive tho fol
lowing pay : Colonel $8,600 ; Lieu
tenant Colonel $3,000 ; Major $2,000 ;
Captain, mounted, $2,000 ; not
mounted, $1,900; First Lieutenant,
mounted, $1,000; Second Lieuten
ant, mounted, $1,500 ; not mounted,
$1,400. Tho private, howovor, would
rocoivo only $lb per month and 30
CCUtS a day for rations.
Itucklon's Arnica Salvo*
Tho host salvo in tho world for outs,
bruises, ?orso, ulcers, salt rhoum, fovor
sores, tottor, chappod hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin emptions, and posi
tively euroa piles, or no pay required. It
ia guarantcod to givo porfoct satisfaction,
or money refunded. Trico 25 contB por
box. For salo by 1). B. Darby, Walhalla;
W. J. Tamnoy, Sonooa, and II. B. Zim
merman, Westminister.
Tho Blaok Diamond will give to
tho Southland what they havo hoon
seoking for many years-a trunk lino
that will onablo tho South to go into
tho manufacturing business and savo
millions now going North for what
can easily bo produced anywhoro
along tho Dlaok Diamand linos in tho
South as ohoap or cheaper than it
can bo produced olsowhero in tho
world. When supplied with cheap
fuel and handling of tho product, it
can bo dono as cheaply as it can bo
dono North of tho Ohio river. Tho
Jllaok Diamond when built oan and
will do all that it is olaimed it will
do.-Tho Dovox' (Ky.) Nows.
"I fool it my duty to givo you a truthful
statement of what Chamberlain's Colic,
Cbolora and Diarrhoea Romody did,"
writes J. 8. Collins, of Mooro, 8. Oj "I
had aohild about two years old, that
hud tho diarrhoea for two months. I
tried al! tho best known romodies, but
nono gavo tho loaAt relief, Whon thia
romody carno to band, I gav? ilsa di
rooted, and in two days tho child \vgs
oomplotoly ourod." Sold at H. B. Zih?i
merman ?fe Co.'o, Westminster ; W. J. Dun
noy's, Seneca; 3. W. Boll's, Walhalla,
ATLANTA, GA., March 81.---The
death. HOntenco of Mrs. *?oble? was
comm ?tod ic day.
Royal mokes tho food pur?,
Wholc?omo ?cd dtHclai?r-/
Absolutely Puro
Launch of tho Ruttloshlns Korsngo '^^rafll
and *' Kontuoky,"
On Thursday, Mnroh 24th, thoroli^H
woro launched ut tho Newport Now?
shipbuilding yard tho two most*
poworful ships of tho United States ' '.Tk
Navy, the "Korsago" and "ICon
tucky." TJiey aro an improvement
upon tho "Indiana" olass, which thoy
oxocod in B?/.O,- speed and fighting^ !X'
strongth. They aro of 11,525 ton?'
displacement and 10 knots speed ?
and protection is afforded hy 16J
indies of stool on tho bolt and 15
inohes on tho barbettes and turrots.
Tho main hattory oonsists of four
18-inoh and lour 8-inch guns, and.
thoro will bo fourteon 6-inoh guns in
tho secondary battery. Thc most .V ,
remarkable foatm^. o^.v^^gullnips'is. >y.
t^-'oiOni^^eok'^urroitS) tho 8-inoh,.
guns hoing mounted abovo tho 18
---A ?
Educato Vour Rowels with Cnscnretsu
Candy Cathartic ouros eoustipatiou for
ovor. too., 25o. If C C. C. fall drug*
gists rofuud money.
A olorgymnn says dancing must
he wrong bocauso woi ion profor to
dance with mon and mon with wo?
mon. If anybody favors danoing af
ter that, ho must bo lost to tho powor
of all argument.
A dioico lot of
Coin Brand Hams,
Boneless Hams and
Westphalia Hams,
Bologna Sausage,
Vienna Sausage,
Dutch Herrings,
Smoked Herrings,
White Fish and
Many other good
things ?.
Corn, Bran,
Hay and Salt
A new lot. Ham*
berg Edging^ and
Lawns and Prints.^
and other Dresa

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