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BY CLI MoCA. I /ES^^ANGSTON " Avnvtt^iT'TT^ ^ ----^ _
_--?--A M DijjRSON, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. O??TOI?KI? ia iuor V - :
lowest Cash Prices.
THAT is the inducement we are making to secure your
trade. We couldn't begin to sell Goods at lower prices than
others if we sold on credit. Cash Buying and Cash Selling
is the only way to cut prices down. We have cut them deep,
and the advantage is mostly gained by you. Every cash
dellar you spend with us will purchase more than a promise
to-pay dollar will buy anywhere ; and when we say we can
save you from 10 to 20 per cent, on your purchase we mean
every word of it, and can easily prove it.
By an interesting turn in trade we secured a big lot of
Ail Wool Clay Worsted Suits much below their market value.
These Goods are full regular made, with good Serge linings,
and sewed with Silk all over. They are $7.00 Suits, but as
we sell for cash and can turn the money over quickly we
have marked them
tr aa
They won't last long at the abovo price.
Your money back if you want it.
B. 0. Evans & Co,
^'E have a choice and select Stock of
sting of almost everything you may need to eat. Our Goods are fresh,
- bought for cash, and will oe sold as low as the lowest. Please give me
*" before purchasing your Groceries.
Thnnking all for past favors and soliciting a continuance of the same
We are, yours to please,
- AN'm. V. Fair has been' appointed
postmaster at Newberry. S. C.
- J. H. Hays of Kock Hill has
been appointed agent for the Catawba
- It it reported that John lt. Tol
bert, of Greenwood, will be appointed
collector of ?ustotns at Charleston.
- Col. T. J. Lipscomb, ex-Super
intcndcnt of the State Penitentiary,
has been nominated Mayor of Colum
- The Port Royal dry dock is to be
arranged to allow tie largest war ves
sels to go in and out at any stage of
the tide.
- The late W. C. McGowan, of
Abbeville, carried $44,000 life in
surance, all of which has been paid to
his heirs.
- Your K:nclc George Tillman in
dignantly denies that he will with
draw from the Gubernatorial race, and
says he will stay in to the finish.
- Senator Scarborough of Horry
county has been announced as a can
didate for congress in opposition to
the present incumbent, Hon. James
- Judge Samuel Melton is critically
?li at his home in Columbia. There is
not thought to be any present danger
but his malady is said to have taken
thc form of paralysis.
- Tt is announced that L. 1>.
Childs, if his health permits, will be
the prohibition candidate for governor
and that J. A. McCullough, of Green
vale, wiii be his running mate.
- The Asylum for Imbeciles and
Insane in Columbia has ?188 patients,
more than they have ever had. They
are forced to send harmless incurables
to the county poorhouse in order that
room may be made for curable patients.
- The number of pensioners in
Greenville county this year is one
third greater than last year. A simi
lar increase all over the State will de
crease the sum each pensioner receives
to less than a mere pittance.
- An old colored man named Ben
Stephens who lived near Liberty
Chapel church in the Mars Bluff
section died Tuesday at tkc advanced
age of 07 years. He was the father of
about 40 children and has been mar
ried several times.
- In case of war, South Carolina
can fit out a thousand regiments with
officers, from captains up, if the other
States will furnish the privates. We
can also man the whole commissariat,
calling upon others only for the stuff.
Chester Lantern.
- The record of crime in South
Carolina printed in one Columbia
paper of March 15 includes five kill
ings-all negroes. One was a woman
murdered by her white male compan
ion; another was a man killed by white
constables, and thc remaining deaths
resulted from ordinary negro rows.
-: The Risers, father and two sous .
were convicted of various crimes cam
niitted ac Pomaria, Newberry county,
a few days ago. They were supposed
I to bc respectable, well-to-do people,
! but they had been robbing stores, etc.
' The old man, who was <'?? years old
and a member of the church, was
sentenced to eighteen months on the
county chaingaug and the two sons to
thc penitentiary for five years and one
month. The courts of Newberry seem
to do their duty.
- President Boggs has announced,
unofficially, that the Pickens It. R.
will certainly roll into Pickcus on
Monday, 28th inst. The mgine is at
Kasley pulling iron and the track is
laid and spiked up to the Vandiver
hill. At the present rate, with no
other uoforscen drawback we can cer
tainly meet the cars at the Pickens
depot on the above date. By thc way
will t?ere be any demonstration what
ever over this noted event.-Picken*
- The ease of the Governor's sus
pension of the Clerk of Court, W. R.
Builock, was argued in Abbeville last
Saturday by Assistant Attorney Gen
eral Townsend and Mr. William N.
Graydon on behalf of Mr. McMillan,
the Governor's appointee, and by
Messrs. Ellis G. Graydon and Frank
B. Gary on behalf of Mr. Bullock.
Judge Klugh, who heard the case,
decided that the Governor had no
authority to remove the Clerk at this
time. The grand jury may act on the
ease again in Jane.
- While torpedoes and ininea are
being planted at the entrance to Port
Royal harbor it ia almost certain that
several of the monitors will be station
ed there permanently if hostilities
begin. Because of the depth of the
hr.rbor, adequate protection cannot be
supplied by mines. There are no
fortifications to protect the govern
ment dry dock and station, so the
j towns of Port Royal and Beaufort
could be destroyed in a few minutes
i by one ship, lt is the only port in
thc south where any battleship of
Spain can steam up to the wharf. An
enemy landing there could cut thc
Plant railway at Yemassee, a few
j miles away, the main line between the
! north and Florida. Beaufort, thc
i most exposed town on thc coast, is
also one of thc oldest. It has nearly
I 5.000 inhabitants.
Walt Another Week.
KEY WEST. Fla., March 20.-The
Court of Inquiry, according to Hear
Admiral Sicard. will continue it;? work
through the coming week, as it is not
j yet ready to make a report on the
Maine disaster. The statement that
Capt. Albert S. Barker carried the re
port to Washington is officially dc
I nicd. The object of hi? flying visit
I to Key West was not ascertained, out
? side official circles until to day, lt
J can bc authoritatively stated that
. Capt. Barker had nothing to do with
j theCouit of Inquiry,
i He came here on Friday from Tam
j pa on a special mission to investigate
j the harbor defences, following out
j some lines suggested by Gen. Wilson.
> chief of engineers, in his recent in .
j spection of land fortifications. Capt.
' Barker's plan, when he left here last
night, was to confer with Commander
McCalla, of the Marblcheud. who is
now at Tampa, and he will probably
remain tberc a day or so. Capt. Bar
ker formerly coiumauded the Oregon.
It is impossible to say definitely
whether any synopsis of the findings
of the Court up to date has been sent
to Washington. The notion prevails
here that this has boen done, hut no
official confirm?t iou is obtainable.
That the final report has been sent to
Washington can bc definitely denied.
Capt. Sampson and Lieutenant
Commander Marix remained on hoard
thc Iowa to-day. Capt. Chadwick
and Lieutenant Commander Porter
did nat leave the Now York. Thc
Court is expected to reconvene to
morrow on the Iowa.
The two unidentified bodies from
thc Maine brought here last night
were buried to day in the city ceme
tery with simple services. A divis
ion of blue jackets followed the
Col. Fernando Salcedo, of the in
surgent army, arrived this morning
from Nassau on thc schooner Hattie
Darling. With a companion lie left
thc shores of Cuba in an open boat
and after an eight days tempestuous
passage they landed at Nassau, half
dead from exposure. Col. Salcedo is
on sick leave. His companion is car
rying dispatches from Gen. Maximo
Gomes to the junta in New York.
Tomorrow the Indiana i> expected
from the Dry Tortugas and that sta
tion will thou be left with thc Texas
and the Massachusetts, which did not
sail yesterday as was expected. These
battleships will take on more ammu
nition and unless their orders arc un
expectedly changed, will leave in a
day or two for Hampton Roads.
The survey boat Bache sailed for
the Tortugas to-night to resume her
usual work of surveying tho ? hannels.
The Mangrove will sail to-morrow for
the Tortugas and will lay buoys there.
This is merely in line with the activi
ty already shown iu improving harbor
facilities at thc Tortuga-.
The Detroit and Montgomery ar
rived from thc Tortugas to day. Tho
former put more ammunition on board
thc New York und thc Iowa, and then
anchored in thc harbor. The torpedo
boat Porter left for the Tortugas and
the torpedo boat Dupont returned
The fleet ??IT Key West now consists
of thc Iowa, the New York, the Nash
ville, thc Montgomery, the Detroit
and the torpedo boats Dupont. Wins
low. Foote and Gushing. The Indi
ana will be added to-morrow.
H?r? hllerhc Will Command Our Troops.
At last thc Governor of South Car
olina comes out unequivocally, says
he believes war is inevitable an
nounces his intention to order out thc
Stale troops the moment they are
needed, and declares that he himself
will lead the State's soldiers to thc
front. This is the first time the Gov
ernor has spoken and it is thought
that he has had some advices.
Last night he gave the press the
following interview:
"Governor, what do you think of
the prosj>ect of war with Spain?"
"War is a very serious matter and
should not tit any time be undertaken
except for special and sufficient rea
sons. If, however, the Court of In
quiry decides that thc Spanish gov
ernment is responsible for the blow
ing up of the Maine it seems to me
that war is inevitable. Thc dastard
ly act of taking the lives of 25b* un
suspecting American seamen while
quietly asleep iu a friendly port
should not be treated lightly by any
nation of courage. The conservative
policy which has been pursued by the
administration is to be mach cam
"If war be declared and you are
called upon what do you propose to
"I would order out the State troops
"How many men could you put out
on short notice?,"
"I have about 5,000 armed and
equipped, who would respond to a
man and fight a circular saw to pro
tect the honor of the American flag."
"Who would you put in command?"
"If the troops of ray State are put
in the field I will tak? command my
self. I have ordered Adjutant Gen
eral Watti to fully equip every com
pany and direct thc captains to re
cruit their companies to the numbers
required.-Tfie Staff.
Dhersiucd Karmin?.
Diversifying crop?, under ? judicious
S3'8teiu of rotation, is a subject that ought
0 claim a much larder share of attention
from Southern farmers than it doon.
That we in tho South are wedded too
much to ono kind of crop goes without
sayiug. l'util wo ?ot divorced from it
und turn attention to other necessary and
paying products, wo will never be tho in
dependent and prosperous people wo
ought to he. Hy diversifying crops, of
course we mean the cultivation of all
kinda of protiuhie far::; products, with
their alternation upon different plats of
ground. In this category wo may place
corn, wheat, oats, rye. harley, peas, pota
toes, sorghum, and even king cotton.
Hesldes these held crops, every farmer
should have a good garden, growing all
kinds of vegetables nooded for family
use, and some to spare for market. How
01 ten is it that many do uot havo a gar
don worth thonamo. They li ve on bread
and meat, much of which comos from a
distance, and often at high ligures, tIe
cause this ia naturally a cotton country it
does not follow that we are to negiert
other things of as much, or more, value
Many other crops will do and pay as well,
or better, in our climate than ."? eents ?:<",{
ton. Some of the benefits and advant
ages of diversifying crops may be now
mentioned. And lirai, by thn system
our lands ?io not become exhausted ol
any ono element of fertilization. All
{liants vary In their electivo capacity tc
obtain nourishment from tho soil, and il
continued for a lino? on the same plat c.!
ground they exhaust it of the element*
upon which tliey chiefly food. Inthi.
case a chango of plants becomes neeos
Bary. In many instances also one kino
of crop prepares tho way and is liol pin I to
another kind. This is imo of peas, rye,
clovor, and even cotton, lt is well
known that corn, wheat and oats do well
after cotton. This ma3T be duo partly to
the land being clean, but no doubt large
ly to tho cotton, in its growth, leaving
the elements needed by the grain crop in
the soil. Peas obtain much of their ni
trogen from the atmosphere, and thereby
help to furnish this element tn the suc
ceeding crop. Besides, this land run ex
clusively in one kind of crop for several
yoars, especially in what we call clean
crops, is deprived i?? vegetable mutter so
much needed to create humus, and thore
by rendered them more unproductive.
Agaiu, by diversifying our crops, wo can
have something coming in the year
round, either for home consumption or
for the market. A rye or barley crop, for
instance, comes in well in the spring, and
Roof wheat in the summer, when Oread
is needed, cash is scarce and credit pretty
well exhausted. The farmer who d?
pends upon one or two kinds of products
only will often lind himself in straitened
circumstances. He may be compelled to
run up a large supply account that may
absorb all his hardly earned cotton. Hut
with constantly maturing crops be can
easily bi idge over many a han! place,
and bold on to his fleecy staple for other
uses A diversity of crops gives also
profitable employment tho year round.
This la an item of much importance to
those hiring wage hands. Whoo only
a few kinds of crops aro grown much
valuable time is either wasted or only
nominally employed. In cultivating
and gathering simply a crop of corn and
cotton not more than six or seven months
of the year aro put in. A freedman the
other dav said the lirnt of March was
time enough for him l<> begin to work,
and tba* he made as nood crops ns any
body. Well, no iloubt his entire i.: ?;>
consisted chiefly of cotton and a few
KC res of yellow, grassy corn, with now
and then a pitiful looking pea vine.
Diversity is also a safeguard against
unfavorable seasons, lt is ? are in this
country to be blessed with favorable
seasons for all kinds of crops in the same
year. Sometimes some are cut oil', while
others ?hi well. Last year, in many sec
lion*, prue, pea vines, oats, hay and Po
tatoes worn :< complete failure, while the
corn, wheat ami cotton crops did well.
Where, therefore, Ibero is a diversity ol
pro !m ts aird ?niue fail, others succeed
ing will supply their places and possibly
prevent sufiVriug. It is furthermore be
lieved that if diversified farming was
practiced more lu this country it would
lend a charm to farm life that it does not
now possess, on the all cotton plan. It is
no wonder that our young mon, reared
on tho farm, seek other vocations. It is
all cottob. Cotton preparation of g round,
cotton hoeing, plowing, pickiug, ginning,
hauling to market, and all for the pitiful
sumof$~> for a hundred pounds of the
break-back stud". There is no charm iri
it-no variety--nothing inducing toan
aspiring young man. Yea. nid menget
lired of the annual routine -tho almost
disgusting monotony. Variety is said
to be the spice of life. If so, farming iu
this country needs to have a good deal of
spice put into it to make lt go down
well. The writer, understand, is not to
tally opposed to cotton, for it is good in
its place, bat he sees no reason for allow
ing it to supplant everything else that is
good. He doss not "love Caesar less but
Rome more." NKW Foav.
- The Galles ?ribs in Africa ia reported
by a Belgian authority to regard it ss a
sacred doty to kill cows on every possi
ble occasion, with s view of discovering a
certain vol?me of sscred lore, which a
cow once swallowed.
FR AUK J. CHENEY makes oath tbat be lathe
??nisr partner of the firm of F.J. CiiBHKr A Cu.
doing business io the City of Toledo, County sad
State aforesaid and that said firm will pay the
?un of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and
every cave of CATABBH that cannot be euroa by
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my pret
ence, t bi ? 6th day of December, A. D 1834.
A'ofory Put he.
Hall'.* Catarrh Cure ir taken internally and net?
directly on the blood and mucous surfaces ot* the
system' Send for testimonial?, freo.
Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO.,Tolod ? ft,
Sold by Drcjctrlsta. 7J?.
Spanish Porres, Livia;; and Wend,
WASHINGTON. March IS.- Seventy
thousand men is thc number of Span
ish soldiers who have been killed,
wounded and otherwise incapacitated
for duty during the present ./ar ia
Cuba. These ligures have been re
ceived in this city rcrently from reli
able sources, and is said to h.- as
nearly authentic as it is possible lo |
obtain them without recourse to tho
records kept by thc Spanish govern
ment. From the same source consid
erable other information bearing on
the military strength of Spain and her
dependencies i> obtained. Thc pres
ent force of Spaiu in Cuba is as fol
Ucgulare, Li5,000. Of this number
it is estimated that 80,000 of them are
effective for military purposes. They
.are distributed throughout the island
as follows: About 'J.").OOO are in the
i two eastern provinces of Santiago dc
i Cuba and Puerto Principe, and the re
' mtundcr are in tin; provinces of Santa
?Clara, Mantanzas. Habana and Pinar
Idol Mo.
There are about : ?tl.OOO members
. in what is known as the volunteer
lanny. These are mostly in th?* pro
, vince of Habana, and are largely in
! tin' nature of hom?' guards, corre -
ponding to our military duty from va
rious causes.
Thc strength of the Spanish army
I at home, including bei nearby posses
! sinus, is 100,000 men. which in times
; ?d' demand for additional ???Miers '.nay
he increased a? follows: First reserve.
50,000; second reserve, 100,000 men,
all ol' whom are instructed in military
tactics, and a second reserve which is
not instructed ol' ,'!OU,000, making in
all a grand total of 010.000 men.
Since these figures were received herc
recent drafts of 15,000 men to
strengthen the army in Cuba leaves
only 85,000 men of Spain's regular
army in thc peninsula, the Belcaric
Islands, thc Spanish possessions in
North Africa and the Canary Islands.
In the Phillippinc Islands Spain has
an army of 32,000' men. which in
cludes about 15.000 native troops.
Severa' . giments of ?ho hitter were
dishanded during the time of war.
lt is said that they are ??f little usc to
thc Spanish government.
Tn Porto Uico there arc 5,000 Span
ish troops, which in the event of hos
tilities could be supplemented hy
4,000 volunteers.
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No man over wants to kies a ghi
after he luis once semi lier hold a nickel
tb? conductor haw given her for chango
bfitween her teeth while sho gels her
pur*? open._
Hospital fur the Insane Crowded.
Tho care ol' thc insane ol' the Sstato
has become a serious problem. Th .
number of patients has assumed
alarming proportions. To such un ex
tent is this true that the hoard of re
gents me* yesterday and gave the nu'.
ter their most careful consideration.
As a result at' their deliberations they
appointed two committees to study
plans to relieve the sit nat iou by re
ducing the number nndet treatment.
During the past month ;*S?t persons
were eared for. This is the largest
number in the history of the hospital
for the insane. Thirty-four new ones
have applied for admission. Thirty
one patients were discharged on trial.
The regents decided that the insti
tution is becoming so crowded that to
accommodate recent and incurable
cases for whom applications are heir;,?
j made it will be necessary to semi all
I chronic and harmless casen to tb !
I poor houses of their respective coun
ties. A committee consisting of Mt.
I heddi .Jones and Superintendent
Hubcock was appointed to investigate
: the subject and report to thc regent*
in order that thc matter may be l.i:d
before < ?overnor Kllerbc to be trans
I milled by him t" the next General
The question ol admitting insa:
criminals i- a vital one and Dr. Tay
lor. as chairman, was appointed t ?
pre?are a special report. Ile is to
; confer with the superintendent and
i directors ni inc penitentiary in order
j to have recommendations for Icgisla
j lion which will have insane criminals
! placed in thc penitentiary, where i:>
j thc opinion of the regents they prop
j erly belong.-The State.
--- The stained glass window to be
placed in St. Paul's Episcopal (.'burch,
Richmond, in moniory of Jefferson Davis,
will bo unveiled on Kastor Sunday. Some
well-known clergymen will bo invited to
preach, and an appropriate musical pro
j gramme will be ronderod by the veste*'.
choir. Tho window will bear tho follow -
I ing inscription: "To thoRlory of God and
! in memory of Jefferson Davis, President
of the Confederate States of America.
Born Juno :'., IM?S; died December!!. ISS!>."
j Tho amount nocessary to pay for tho
I window has all boon subscribed.
- In Hoboken thirty young women
I havo organized as the "American Mili
I tary Girls." Annie Huhn ia commander,
j and the object of the organization is to
I defend the tiag at all hazards. There
j would havo been more members, but
R?verai dropped out when told that nr.
young mon would bo admitted to defend
them in caso oCwar.
- Some men's facos retied nothing bu:
j tho truth. Some women's redact nothing
j but tho tooth.
WK liava just received a Cur Load ot
Forty Different Sizes,
Fort y Different Kinds,
Forty Different Prices,
Forty Stove- and Ranges
Fut up on our tioor t" select ?'roni. As
M,on as one ?s sold another i- pul in its
UoiutuubtT. we hoy Stoves in Car loin and _iv'- our cttstoaicrs the advan
I' chenp ll A'jhi and cheap prices.
All Stoves Sold by Us are Guaranteed,
?i?r* Cull holme Inlying und inspect om stork.
Yours for Trade,
Headquarters tor Stoves. Crockery, Tinware, Kt<-.
At any price, when any
"Fellow" can get the
At the Popular Price of $50.00.
The only UP-TO-DATE
Call and see the Stearn's Chaiuless.

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