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CATTLE RANCHES FREE.
Large Tracts of Land in Nebraska
"A Nebraska cattle ranch one milc
square ab.solutely free" is the offer
which the government is preparing to
make to.every man or head of a fam
ily in the United States. says a special
dispatch from Omaha. Neb., to the
New York Herald. As there are S.
884,757 of these acres from which a
selection may be made any one desir
ing to become the possessor of 64o
acres of fine grazing land will have no
trouble finding a tract which is suited
to his taste.
This land has recently been opened
in these large tracts by the Kincaid
bill, which passed congress and was
signed by the president on the last
day of the recent session, and the law
becomes operative on June 26. 1004.
On and after that date these 8.84.
757 acres. most of vhich comprise as
fine grazing land as there is in the
world, will be open to the public as
homesteads. As an example of the
quality of some of this land there are
in Rock couiity 220.302 acres of pub
lic lands, and yet at one railroad sta
tion in that county there is more hay
shipped to market than at any other
railroad point in the whole world.
The lands affected by the Kincaid
bill have been open for homesteading
in lots of i6o acres for many years.
but not being suitable for agricultural
purposes and i6o acres not being
large enough on-which to raise cattle
the lands have never been taken up
by hoinestea,ler.. However, a square
mile of this land will furnish pastur
age and feed for too head of cattle
throughout the entire year.
Great tracts of this land have been
fenced by the cattle barons of Nebras
ka and it was to have these illegally
constructed fences removed that the
government last year sent Colonel
Mosby. the former Confederate caval
rv learer in the state to enforce the
law regarding these fences. It is said
that one ranch. with headquarters at
Ellsworth. 'eb.. had under such fenc
ing nearly 2.000.000 acres of gorvern
ment land. There were dozens of
other great ranches which also includ
-ed hundreds of thousands of acres of
government land within their fences.
But the Kincaid bill sounds the
-deathknell of the cattle barons, whose
lierds of thousands roamed over the
ranges, more effectually than any
fence removal order which the presi
,dent might promoulgate. With settlers
from all parts of the United States
flocking in and taking homesteads of
640 acres each the public domain in
Nebraska is a thing of only a few
months more. and then, without the
:ecessarv lands upon which to graze
their herds. the cattle barons must go
out of business.
Thi' is the last large distribution of
good land which. the United States
will ever make. It baslong been rec-.
ognized thiat the great plains of Ne
braska cons~titutedi the best body of
public'lands exant. and with the trans
fer -into private hnads passes the last
chance of the poor to get free homes
in anything like large numbers.
It is only the poor. man who can
bomnestead this !and-that is, any man
owning more than 16o acres of any
kind of land anyihre is barred from
participating in the Nebraska land dis
tribution. According to the provisionU
of the la's any person who is the head
ci- a family and who is a citizen of the
United States may take up a home
stead, provi<ied lhe is not already the
,ow-ner of more, than i6o acres of land.
Single womens. who wvish to take a
1,omestead must be of age. Any young
man more than twenty-one years old
may be a "hormesteader." The la": re
quires each person to make oath that
he has personally examined the land
for' which he applies.
The government makes no charge
whatever for the land provided .the
homesteader lives upon it for five
THE PRESS ASSOCIATION.
TIhe Words of a Former President
Of The. Association.
The thirtieth annual meeting of the
South 'Carolina Press association will
be held at White Stone Lithia Springs
July 12th to 14th. A good business
programme has been arranged. Hon.
John Temple Graves. editor of the At
lanta News, will deliver the annual
address. Under the administration
.o Presiden A.,n for the past ten
vears. with the proficient aid of Sec
retary Langston. the association is in
a prosperous condition, with a larger
membership than ever before. Presi
dent Aull is a tireless and very effi
cient worker in the interest of jour
nalism. And little as may be thought
of it. the position of President of the
State Press association of South Car
olina is not the sinecure some may
suppose. to which we can testify, hav
ing been honored in that capacity for
a period of seven years.
Judge Walter H. Hunt.
The appointment of Col. Walter
H. Hunt as special. judge of the
Spartanburg court for June 20-26 is
gratifying to his many friends in this
community, where he is so well and
favorably known. Chief Justice Pope
has never made a more acceptable ap
pointemnt and he may rest assured it
will give general satisiaction. Gov- i
ernor Heyward was wise in recoi
mending Col. Hunt for this exalted
position. as a former appointment of
thi. able and upright Newberry law
yer to a special judgeship met with
universal approval. Judge'Hunt ac
quitting himself as his friend. and
admirers predicted with high honor.
dignity and modesty. In thus hon
oring Col. Hunt, the chief justice
and the governor honor Newberry
county. Laurens would join New
berry in hoping that it will one day
be Judge Hunt for life. for which he
is qualified by ability. character and
THE LADIES favor painting
their churches, and therefore we urge
every 'Minister to remember we give
a liberal quantity of the Longman &
Martinez Paint toward the painting.
Wears and covers like gold.
Don't pay S.5o a gallon for Lin
seed Oil (worth 6o cents) which you
Ido wheil you buy other paints in a
can with a paint label on it.
8 and 6 make 14. therefore when
you want fourteen gallons of paint.
buy only eight of L. & M.. and mix
six gallons pure Linseed Oil with it.
and thus get paint at less than $1.20
Many houses are painted with
four gallons of L. & M.. and three
gallons of Linseed Oil mixed there
These celebrated paints are sold by
the Newberry Hdwe. Company.
Whereas, at a meeting of the stock
holders of the Prosperity Cotton Oil
Mill company. held in the town of
Prosperity. S. C.. on Friday, the 3rd
day of June 1904. the directors
were instructed to take the necessary
steps to increase the capital stock of
the company to Thiry Thousand
Now. therefore, notice is hereby
given that a meeting of the stock
holders of the Prosperity Cotton Oil
\Mill company, is to be held in theI
town of Prosperity on Thursday, the
14th day of July. 1904, for the purpose
of considering a resohution for pro
viding for an amendment to the char
ter increasing the capital stock of
said company from Twenty Thousand
($2.ooo) dollars to Thirty Thousandj
L. A. Sease,
,R. T. Pugh.
Red Heads and History.
Judge Alton Brooks Parker has a
red head. Thomas Jefferson had. a
red head. so had William H. Seward.
hen there is the addi'tional fact that
Van Dine, the leader. of the Chicago
car barn bandits, had a head of
laming scarlet. To be sure he didn't
get into the penitentiary. They only
anged him out of hand. Gen Win
field Scoot had a red head. and in con.
equence Gen. Logan.' on the con
trary, had hair as black as night and
a complexion that was only fain tlyj
escribed when it was called
swarthy."~ Logan's father in the
early. days married for his first wife
squaw. She dlied, and he married
Logan's mother. Logan was the first
hild horn of this union but by that,
ysterious law of atavism Logan eix
hibited the complexion and many of
the characteristics of this Indian wvo
man, showing them in his hair, eyes
and the contour of his face, his phy-:
sical make-up and many of his mental!
: haracteristics. These are question
to dee fo soion at present. Some
day we may understand them. In the
meantime let people who are possess
ed of red heads cherish them as a
IT'S A STAYER.
Comes Quickly, But It Comes to Say
How a Newberry Citizen
Got Rid of It.
Comes early, stays late.
No sctranger can be more unwel
Makes life a misery all day long.
Keeps you awake nights.
Irritates you: spoils your temper.
Do you know this unwelcome
Ever have it come and- stay with
Know what it is? Eczema.
If you ever had any itchness of the
You know how hard it is to shake
You would like to know how to do
Let a Newberry man tell you.
Read this statement that follows:
J. M. Ward, salesman with S. J.
Wooten. Gentle~man's furnishing
goods, etc., says: "I have usedo-Doan's
Ointment for eczema or a breaking
out I had on my body and for which
I had tried a number of remedies
but was unable to get anything to
have any effect upon it, and the affect
ed part was steadily growing larger
and bothering me more and more
every day. I procured a box of Doan's
Ointment at W. E. Pelham & Son's
drug store and the first few applica
tions gave me*immediate relief. The
us of one box completely cured the
affliction and there is not a trace of
it left. After this satisfactory re
sult I am glad to reconimend such a
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster- Milburn go.. Buffalo.
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name 'Doan's and
take no other. R. 18.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
- County of Newberry.
By John C. Wilson. Esquire. Probate
WHEREAS. John T. Norris hath
made suit to me. to grant him Letters
of Administration of the Estate of
and effects of John E. Buzhardt.
THESE ARE THEREFORE to
cite and admonish all and singular the
kindred and Creditors of' the said
John E. Buzhardt, deceased, that they
be and appear before me. in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Newberry
on Saturday June 25. next, after publi
cation thereof, at ii o'clock in the
forenoon. to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should no be granted.
GIVEEN under my hand and seal
GIVEN Tinder my hand, this Toth
day of June Anno Domini, 1904.
John C. Wilson.
J. P. N. C.
Thedford's Black-Draught has
saved doctors' bills for more than
sixtyyears. For the common fam
ily ailments, such as constipation,
indigestion, hard colds, bowel com
plaints, chills and fever, bilious
ness, headaches and other like
complaints no other medicine is
necessary. It invigorates and reg
ulates the liver, assists digestion,
stimulates action of the kidneys,
purifies the blood, and purges the
bowels-of foul accumulations. It
cures liver complaint, indigestion,
sour stomach, dizziness, chills,
rheumatic pains, sideache, back
ache, kidney troubles, constipation,
diarrhcea,biliousniess, piles, hard
colds arnd headache. . Every drug
gist has Thedford's Black-Draughit
in 25 cent packaires and in mam
moth size for 81.O0.* Never accept
a substitute. Insist on having the
original made by the Chattanooga
I believe Thedford's Black.Draug~ht
is the best medicir.e on earth. It is
good for any and everything. I have
a family of twelve child.ren, and for
four years I have- kept them orrfoot
and a.m. no doAne+r but Rlack
nearing to a
you Hats at e
expect to car
over. If you
come and see
A new lot white and
0 Collar Foundations,
White Duck Hats w
Are my long suil
0 except bad one
stamp and an in(
ing linen for 40
other good thing
1334 Main Street,
Anvils, Ardirons, Sas
Cotton Mill Cas
We repair Engir
AIL OBDERS RECEIVE
.K . MILL
We beg to call y
fact that we have j.
line of Millinery.
Our line of Dres
in every respect.
We are "Up-t
We invite the p'
spectiour line of g<
MRS. S. %~
lecided as the+
for millinery is
close, to sell,
iber, we don't.
ry a single Hat$
expect to buy,
black Kid Belts 24c. +
the best lOc.
orth $1.00, 74c.
I make any kind+
;. I furnish a new+
lellible pad for mark
cents. I have some
s. J. WILON GIBBES, *
fice Supplies, etc.
Columbia, S. C.
h Weights, Cane Mills,
hers, Grate Bars.
s Made to Order.
ings A Specialty.
es, Boilers, Gins,
UR PROMPT ATTENTION.
ur attention to the $
ist opened up a new*
Goods is complete*
-date" on Notions,*
iblic to call and in-+
0d before buying. *