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A Great Many Women Gulled by a Marriage Syndicate. WERE EASY VICTIMS. Three Thousand of Them Were Anx ious to Get Husbands. Some Queer Finds From a Search of the Rooms of James Williams. Alias James Marshall, Who Was the Manager of twe Syndicate. Many startling facts have been brought to the surface by an exami nation of the house in Philadelphia used by the "Marriage SyndicateP about which we published a short article last week. Convinced by the recent confession of James Matthi& Williams, alias James Marshall. the head of the Brown street marriage syndicate, that he is withholding from them much of his past, the de tectives working on the case are making a rigid investigation to un cover more facts. They believe that his career previ ous to marrying "Teerie" Marshall, to whom he confessed ie was mar ried in St. Louis, November 14, 1902, was one abounding with dark sec rets, and since the institution of his marriage syndicate it has been none the less full of adventure. The de tectives believe that Williams has been married to many women in the West. With the object of verifying the statement in the man's confession that he was married to "Teenie" Marshall in St. Louis, David Johnson, superintendent of the Bryant Detec tive Agency, has started for the Western city. He expects to learn more concerning Williams' career after having worked on the case there, and has en with him the names and ad esses of several hun dred of his St. Louis correspondents. "I fully believe we have a second Johanna Hoch in Williams," said Ed ward Bryant, a detective. "We al ready have a strong proof of crook edness in his career, in addition to the bigamy charge in this city. He offered the men who were taking him to prison the other night $5,000 if they would let him escape." Bryant, with a number of detec tives, has completed an exhaustive search of the house at 5122 Brown street, where the matrimonial game was conducted. A number of letters from those in this state who joined the syndicate have -been turned to the postal authorities, and they will comunnicate with the persons whose names are on the letters, in order to see what was the outcome of the transaction. It is thought that other marriages by Williams may be dis closed by this means. In a rear room on the second floor were found a number -of pieces of supposed gold ore. They were in re ality bits of rock in which were im bedded particles of gold leaf. At first glance they might be mistaken for ore from a gold mine. On a table near the "ore" was a box of blank~ certificates for stock in the "Monte Christo" Mining company. One of Marshall's boasts was that he owned a gold mine irMontana, The detec tives believe that he used the ore and the certificates to impress the gullh ble women whom he intended to marry. Among other things found were twenty-five fancy vests, nine men's hats, and no end of coats and trous ers. A bottle of hair dye was found on a mantel. Several suit cases full of clothes were found in the house, as if the couple had made prep. arations to jump quickly if taken by surprise.. There are many curious missives in the 3.000 letters received by the syndicates. They came from every section of the United States, princi pally from the West and Mexico, Canada, and far-away British Co lumbia. There was hardly a news paper of prominence in the country but published the syndicate's allur ing advertisement. The letters ran the gamut from the sixteen-year-old girl with blonde hair and blue eyes to the widow of two-score years and ten, with gray hair and plump ap Frmthe generals.run of the let ters it can be seen that most of the victims were extremely anxious to get a man with lots of money no -matter how old he happened to -be. Many of them showed refinement and intelligence. Some of them were fine specimens of the ignorant and flimsy character of their writes. Some of them were giddy girls not yet past twenty, who were lonely and wanted a man who would be kind to them. Among the letters are some from men of business standing in various cities. They fell such easy victims to the advertisement that they used their own business letter head paper on which to answer. Nurses, matrons of hospitals, mil liners, dressmakers, boarding-school girls, and women of leisure took a chance in answering the advertise ment. Among every one of their paid from $1 to $5 to join the syndi cate. The price they paid was mark ed in ink on their letter after the money was received. One of the letters read: "Sincere, 5122 Brown st., Philadel phia, Pa.-I will be pleased to cor respondent with. All the necessary social advantages may be had. Le1 me have your proposition, so tha1 your intentions may be known. Ver3 sincerely, Lock Box 183, -East Liberty Sta.. Pittsburg." This letter was marked No. 48, and the sender paid $2. A poor e-~rking girl wrote: "Dear Sir: By reading the-I have seen that you desire to correspond, and as I am an everyday working girl, whether or not you object to that I do not know, but have not much time to go out. I would like to correspond with you. I end my letter, awaiting a reply and wishing you a merry Christmas. I remain."~ Letter No. 30, from a man, was marked $2. It read: "My dear Lady: I am a traveling salesman for a big firm in Chicago and getting a salary of $50 a week. 1 am lonesome and would like to marry. Write me about it. Yours truly." Another letter read: "Mr. Elderly Gentleman: I am BEAUTY ALL AROUND, The Story of the Plough Boy am a Mouse. The Thought That First Inspire Burns and Gave the World a Grea Poet. One day a boy, poor son of pover ty-stricken parents, was driving plow through the sterile soil of rocky field. The task was hateful t him. He did not like to work, an what manual labor he did was don reluctantly. Only because his fat, er and all the children were compel] ed to cultivate a wretched farm t avoid starvation, was this boy foun on that bleak autumn day listlessl: holding a ramshackle outfit pulled b; a cadaverous horse. His body wa there but his thoughts were else where and his waking hours weri spent in bemoaning his miserable lot While in this frame of mind th, ploughshare ran through a mouse' nest, from which the dazed occupan fled in timid terror. This wou< mean nothing to the ordinary plov boy. Millions of them, before an< since, have turned up the nest of field mouse, have pursued and klllei the occupant and thought no mor< about it. Not so, this particular farm boy He thought much about it during th rest of the day, and after he turnet out wearily for the day his thought still dwelt upon the helpless creatur that had been ruthlessly deprived o house and home and thrown upoi the charities of a cold and unfeelini world. The result was a poem an< such a poem as had never before fall en from the pen of man. The poo: farmer's boy put himself in the plac of the mouse and spoke to the worl< from the mouse's standpoint. Infinit was the pathos, profound the philos ophy, crowded into this brief com position. It meant little to th mouse, whose injury was beyond re pairing, but it meant much for th boy, nothing less than a crown o fadeless immortality? Much yet remains unsung an, though there is no longer a Burns t, sing the songs of nature, to extrac beauty from the humblest incident of farm life, the lesson he inculcate< has not lost its value. Real happines consists in seeing the charm of thing all around us, in appreciating th sweets that are set before us, abov all in the faculty of idealizing th commonplace. We must not wai for great events, spectacular occur rences, for things to occur on grand scale. It is the ordinary tha happens every minute, every hour the extraordinary comes but seldom Itis all there before the farmer, eve the humblest, much to be admired something to be appreciated at th full. If there was a poem in the fright ened mouse, why not in the cripple< gosling, the motherless calf, th blooming flowers, the growing grain the lowing herds and the canticles o the farmyard. "The kingdom o heaven is without you" is the mos valuable of Christ's savings. If no found there, it will not be found i: gorgeous cathedrals, in solemn teff ples or in the mystic land of langui longing. If we wait for to-morros it may never come; today, this mir ute, is all that belongs to us. Dail; life is but a routine, the going ove and over of the same things. It wi] surely become tiresome to those wh have notlearned how to pluck beaut: from the wayside, how to continu to love W ?t is seen constantly o: every hand. The music is all ther if a harpist be present to touch th cords; a few wires strung in a win dow being sufficient to extract from the roving wind melodies worthy a Mozart. Blessed is the gift of extractina good from everything and thric blessed the messages of encourage ment and comfort that are brough by the faculty of appreciating th common things around us. All arn not philosophers and all cannot b< poets, but every one can learn tha he has before him in substance al that can be boasted by the richest Rockefeller's palace is no more t him than the nest was to the mous and, more fortunate than the wealth~ iest millionaire, the little rodent ha a Robert Burns to immortalize it name in song. Though we may no be able to sing, we are able to ap preciate the song when sung, an' .after investigating the question from all sides it will be found that hereii lies the secret of the much sough happiness. It is before you, in th rustle of the November leaves, th sihn fthe autumnal breezes, th plantie ciesof departing birds an' the warmth that causes the childre: to cluster around the family fireside A Growing Evil. One of the many growing evils o this country today is the city depart ment store. In our town, where w have the best of stores, the mos honorable of merchants, and wher, goods are sold at a margin so sinal as not to afford a respectable livinj to our business men, thousands o; dollars are annually sent to the de partment stores of our great cities Farmers expect our merchants t< pay them a good price for butter eggs and poultry, for their cab bage, potatoes, beans and tomatoes and some of them we are sorry t< say then take the money receiv ed from our home merchants an< send it to a city department store There is neither economy or 'profi in such a manner of doing business You can write it down in your hat that as a rule, the city departmen store is a swindle. Our citizens wh< patronize them should be compelle< to ship what they have to sell t< them. There is not a business ma: in our town who will not duplicat their prices for the same quality o goods, and he who turns down hi home merchants to patronize thes fakirs is killing the goose that lay the golden egg. SHERIFF Martin, of Charlestor has called together all the magistra tes of his bailiwick to take active an' drastic measures for cleaning th city of blind tigers. How times hay changed since the days when Chicc and others were permitted to hay their own sweet way! I have to go all the way to Philadel phia, or will you come to the "Smok: ICity?"' "Respectfully yours, "'Miss B. MARSHALL, A MAN EATER. I Hunters Story Of The Killing Of A Dreaded Tiger, HAPPENED IN INDIA. Following the Trail of the Brute Through an Indian Jungle in Com pany With a Native Whose Wife it Had Carried Off and Who Had Gone Insane From Grief, and Who Died With Joy. > It was in India. I came out to I breakfast one morning and found a r chap hunkering on the veranda r queer sort of nigger; never saw any 5 thing like him before or since-good - deal of Bhil in him, I think, writes a Francis Campbell in the Westminis ter Gazette. Anyhow, he came to ask me if I'd go and shoot a man t man eater that had afflicted his vil I lage for two months and carried off r twenty persons, the last two being his own wife and sister. He was the headman of the villiage. He had come himself to make quite sure of the sahib's hearing all .about it. It was a great tiger-very great and and powerful-not old or mangry, he would answer for it. He had seen the tiger when it carried off his wife. . And all the while he talkee he kept folding the ends of a piece of muslin -he wore across his body like a scarf -a frayed, torn piece of stuff, just the color of a wallflower, brownish red. "Fifteen little ones and five women hath this tiger killed out of my people," he said. "Will my lord come and slay it?" Well, I said, I'd have a try, making up my mind, for all he said, that it was both ancient and mangy. Tigers don't take to man eating till they've lost their teeth. However, this particular beast seemed to come it rather strong, and I thought I'd like to pot him. I got leave and we went off to gether, the man showing me the way. I soon spotted the fact that he was mad-mad as a hatter. If the tiger t had taken his wife it had also taken his brains; he was a bit creepy as a travelling companion, and the oddest part of his lunacy was to be forever caressing that torn muslin thing he ) wore-kissing it and stroking it and ,talking to it as if the thing under stood-and all about "My Lord the - Tiger" and the sudden destruction that was coming on him. When we got to the village I didn't wonder he was dotty. He had been married only a week and the wife was, according to the village, a speckless beauty. They had been promised to each other from childhood and it had taken him near -ly all his life to save enough to buy Sher-pretty hard luck. The tiger came on them as they were drawing water-came out of the jungle be Shind them and took the woman. The lunatic had pursued it till brought t forcibly back by the villagers. How is that for luck-a naked, unarmed 2man against a tiger? I began to re -spect my lunatic, and since he could not fire a gun I gave him an Afghan knife and showed him how to use it. SThe first knight we had no luck. SThe second night the brute drank a mile below its usual place. But 'early on the dawn of the third day they came racing to tell us that the .tiger had carried away a man from the well and had taken to the jungle. The lunatic got out his knife and Swiped it. "To-day, Sahib," he said quietly, "we shall kill him. I will lead the way." How he picked up the track through the jungle I don't know; but he did. Then we lost it, but found it again in the river bed and followed it upward for about a Smile, the stream growing thinner and and the bed narrower, till at last it disappeared and we had to burst our way through vines and bamboo grass over a ladcier of red hot stones. ;The lunatic was dripping from every pore and panting like a motor; but he never ceased to taunt the in visible tiger, as if it were already dead-harking back to its remote an cestry and mocking at the virtues of tigresses dead 'a thousand years ago. and all the time fingering that end of brown muslin. Suddenly we came into a little level where the now dried up stream poured over a ledge of rock, hollowed out beneath into a narrow cave, cool and shadowy. And there, crouched to spring-my Lord tthe Tiger. I felt him coming and had just time to fling myself aside. Blest if I didn't go roiling down over the water smoothed stones into the cave and arrived with my right hand clutching the gun outfiung beside me. Why it didn't go off is a mys I just had time to aim when my Lord crashed back, his spring having1 landed him among the bamboos. The lunatic was making such a fiendish row with two flat stones, shrieking and bellowing simultaneously, that the brute in the strong sunlight was dazed--and furious, of course-and made for his liar, open mouthed and snarling. I was standing right in the entrance when he came at me. I put the charge down his throat. He came on at me, but I expected him to drop. He didn't. He mauled my arm pretty badly before then. ;When I came to I was propped up agis I the bank, dripping wet. The Ilunatic must have flown, for the wa ter was a good bit behind us, and the tiger was still twitching. He was sitting before it among the stones, calling it every name in his ianguage that was bad. I can curse a bit my self when it is necessary, but that chap was a genius in this particular line; he didn't leave that tiger a i shred of reputation to stand on. 2 When he paused to take breath I got up and investigated. He was a young s tiger, and in splendid condition, but one eye had been shot away, and all the teeth on one side of his jaw. I suppose that was why he had taken to man eating. I mentioned to the lunatic that I would like him skinn ed immediately, and that wrought a curious change in him. I"Oh, Sahib, no!" he protested, "this is my wife-my sister." He threw his arms around the bleeding brute and began calling it by every endearing name he could think of, caressing it, em~,racing it- Then all Iat once he took off the piece of brown muslin and kneeling in front of the~ dead tiger he spread it out, as one might spread something precious be-! fore a woman or a child. "Oh, pear of the world-my be "FORGET IT." Life Too Short to Harbor III Feel ings Against Those Who May Do You Wrong, You Will Feel Better for Having Done So. The men who are making the best success in life today are the men who are keeping their "forgeteries" in good running order. Disagreeable things remembered clog the machinery of life and pre vent progress. Men who remember indignities and insults invariably become brood ers over their wrongs. Their minds are hatcheries of discontent and pee vishness, with which none can hope to rise to great heights. Balloonists tell us that the higher they rise above the earth the strong er the optic nerve seems to become, and they are better able to discover the proper relationships of things below. The higher a man rises in his ability to forget disagreeable things the more clearly will he see that life has more sweets than bitter wrapt uu within it. The ability to forget is no less great than the ability to remember. Doubtless it is true that none forget "forever and for aye," but it cer tainly is true that the remembrance of the bitter is softened and sweet ened by heroic souls who are deter mined to live in today and tomorrow rather than in the past. If men can train their memories so that noble verse or splendid music is perpetual ly in their minds outside the hours of their business, it is also true that they send to the limbo of the unre garded the disagreeable experiences that they are apt to pluck with the choice fruit from the tree of life. Sterling witnesses to the truth T that men can forget their grievances ] are the books that have been written in jails by noble martyrs for what they believed to be the truth. Forgetting how the Atheniaus had mistreated him, Socrates in the dingy dungeon of Athens, perfects his time-defraying Doctrine of Immor tality. Resolving not to brood over the in- a justice with which he has been treat ed, Galileo, in prison confined, makes his prison cell a schoolroom, an as tronomer's chart room, and sends forth his theories that stand the test of the longest and latest re search of modern astronomy. Forgetting the indignities he had received at the hands of the English Crown, Bunyan gives to the world , his immortal allegory, which has been translated into all known tongues and dialects, and has a circulation second only to the English Bible. Forgetting his blindness and his poverty, Milton gives us "Paradise Lost." - Determined that his life shall not be embittered by harsh treatment received at the hands of his enemies, Cervantes gives play to his delicate wit and shafts of humor. and roams with Don Quixote and Sancho Panzo the world around. Epictetus, as a slave boy, was maimed for life by the cruelty of the master to whom he had been sold. Asked if he could be happy with a a lame leg, he replied: "Do you think that because my soul happensto have one lame leg that I am to find fault t with God's universe?" Is it any won- i der, with a spirit like that, he should rise above sordid, morbid, memories and come to be one of the world's Grert Hearts? In summing up the *story of that noble life, Browning, the poet says: "This is his epitaph: Epictetus, a slave mained in his body, a beggar through poverty and dear to the immortals. Suppose some one has slandered you, forget it. You are too big a 'soul to feed your though on rehash-I ed slander. Suppose you have been treated with injustice by niggardly men, who are unable to see great vistas in life, forget it. Man's inhumanity to man is proverbial. The years will reveal the true character of your work. Suppose scheming politicians have a succeeded for the time in undermin ing your work, forget it. If you have built on foundations of truth, p and honestly performed your work, a it will stand eternal. Ah, friends! Life is too short to cherish the mean things. Too short y to brood over unkind words. Too big with opportunity for splendid achievements to grieve ever the e wrongs and injustices which seem to o: be your portion. In the garden of your life plant rosemary trees, whose perfume .and I flower will sweeten not alone your own remembrances, but be sent forth by the winds of truth to brighten tl and beautify other lives, a Two more safe crackers have been convicted and sent to the pcniten- a tiary for ten years each. These con victions were at Spartanburg. This makes about a dozen or mere pick- a pockets and safe crackers that are ti serving time in the South Carolina ~, Penitentiary. This kind of treatment will do more to rid the State of this class of rascals than anything else. d Let the good work go on. THE best thing for John Templed Graves to do is to go over to the Re publican party, bag and baggage. No man entertaining his views should embarrass the Democracy by posing as a Democrat. JOHN Temple Graves, John L. Mc- t Laurin, and all men who agree with them politically, should not pose as Democrats any longer. They are Re publicans and should go where they belong. loved!" he cried. "See-I have U brought thee thy veil." Suddenly he dipped it in the gush- a ing blood and spread it out again. "As I promised thee, beloved," he si added softly, "I have not slept, nor 13 eaten, nor rested tell I have wetted 1) it with the blood of thy slayver, even ai as he wetted it with thine." t I can stand a good deal, but some how that finished me. I left him k there with the dead animal and got f' back, pretty sick with my arm to the village, thinking all the time of that 1a: chap's endurance and patience. u ~ gave me cold creeps to think that I t had ran him mercilessly for nearly;v a week, and all that time, as I had et not the slightest doubt, he had neith- to er tasted food or drink nor closed his eyes-just subsisted on the cer tainty of vengeance. The villagers went out to fetch S him in. He was lying with his arms w around the tiger's neck-dead. e I did't take the skin. t Humor ';a PhilosophyT By DUNCAN M. SMITH SLIGHTS HIS END. You often meet a gentleman Who likes to take a drink When some one says, "The round's on me," And tosses down the chink. Without reserve or bashfulness He goes to the attack A very willing victim, but He hates the buying back. He's always Johnny-on-the-Spot At some one else's treat; He storms the bar without delay And gets there with both feet. He has a most consuming thirst, But he is not so dry Or anxious to repeat it when His turn rolls round to buy. no gulps it down as though it were A favor done to you, A condescension just to come And take a drink or two. And when he thinks you have given.u As much as you will spend Re turns and curbs his thirst until He meets another friend. It Is not solely those who drink The bright and beady booze Who only try to cultivate Such friends as they can use. It is a weakness of the race, I'm sorry, too, to say, To pluck the flower of favors and To make a getaway. - DOcdge Them Both. "Between two evils you should always choose the lesser." "But suppose one is a bear and the other a .,Of rattlesnake." Then climb a tree." A Polite Douma. By locking up all prospective mem ers of the douma who might not gree with him that black is white r that yellow is a pale blue if he ranted it that way the czar hopes to ave a body that will not do anything injure his feelings. After his somewhat painful experi nce with the last douma the czar feels at he cannot be too careful in select 3g material for the new one. Any man who thinks it was George ashington rather than the czar who scovered America would hardly do, s he might begin thinking out loud ome thoughts that were not down on he programme. We presume the czar knows what he doing. Russia is a peculiar country, ud it may require peculiar means to ndle it, but we cannot see why he d not save time and expense by se ecting some nice sewing circle and sking it if it could spare a few min Ltes In the spring to act as douma. Purely Mechanical. "Robinson Is striving every night to evate his mind." "Reading Shakespeare?" "Oh, no; nothing so strenuous as at" "What's his method?" "Sleeps on a high pillow." The Spice. The wise may expurgate their bliss, But who with friend or stranger Would want a sanitary kiss'? The fun is in the danger. Taking Them Seriousry. "Hear of the band of girls who are orn not to marry?" "Are they in earnest?' "I thought they were until I offered ,buy them tickets to 'No Man's ad' and they wouldn't accept them." Wanted to Know. Come, uncle; let. us shoot the - chutes And down the ~ slide go scoot ing!" All right, dear 1 children, it we( But why do ,7 they need. shooting?" PERT PARAGRAPHS. Pure obstinacy often looks like cour t is Idle to talk about work to a erson who regards this world simply a rest cure. mpertinence Is most amusing when on are in nowise concerned. ther people's interest would be more durable if they did not conflict with ne's own. The bread of independence is often ~stressingly shy of butter. Equality is an evanescent something at your superiors ought to observe d your inferiors oughtn't to expect People who have no sense can't do e best they can. There Is not necessarily anything al d to honesty in real estate. Never eless the possession of it often Im ls Its possessors to pay their debts. Sometimes when a man has been one to a turn the turn Is awfully rIft and the comeback extremely sud Responsibility often finds people too ippery to perch upon. When a woman marries a man for Loney the job Is worth all she gets Good Spring Tonic. The Fairfax Enterprise says: here is no spring tonic better than Lssafras tea, made from the lining xk of the red sassafras, and its les as a beverage for a few weeks this season is guaranteed to rout )ring fever and bring about a love transparency of the skin. All the Itter if you shoulder pick or hoe d search the woods yourself for Le aromatic shrub. You miay not ow Brer Sassafras when :'on find in, but you cannot miss the health tonic of fresh air and exercise id the tender glories of the spring oods." When we were a boy on e old plantation on the Cooper Ri r in thc days of slavery it was a istom for all hands, white and black take sassafras tea about this time year, and it was not bad to take ther. In those days there was no ch thing as a patent medicine, and were in happy ignorance of the istence of the myriads of microbes -A' IHT R THE ACT As t theCostand enefts o Ne onis SmeFasSttmnsPtOtB Adocte ofNwCute.e sccee the Cosanod moteert cof't Soe donoale thatet t pole are redyjst moemeton foo tol cut uprintoeshoestrinty for the purpose ome fonty neaots. Hoevr t all succteer thgandh vtr old the ct ti o no ut beive that themsele are ready ust Thet poposted county r apit osrns forllows:os o First-County setsoere out is amtrtihat thOrnebuotrsg, teingto tins mustkenCies forthmselves sad atevery I thi decsion matb willk Drangeus.Th prpseCountuigoe ar aswolowns: Secon-County to be formed out o ofportions of Orangeburg, Leolleton and Aienhse Counties, with counsa tstat Slyvll. If this suc- wiltk abportion of the lower folk ofne reburg County, cludlnot toh any tof h townsecp racvle Secod-County to be formed out of portions of Orangeburg, CodLex ndgtonee Counties, with counata St seatterancIvithis suced ti suc ceswiltake in abu thesaeneridrablea was orerlyth inlwe for the Orange bur Clouny Couty wioch ne ofevea ml towns.p racve Thisroutye bndared oft inonosedtnescounthiesnt asefa ast ake ien bothe sae terrory thae wasschemel incluved inThe popole avvoed lon Cntf whihe include webeve ml theywnlso. ginwe Thes areth noundries ofal the hAse sen the stan All of them ae ol cthunares reid tke poler hav votdyniano them before rraes [tinot uitetmon tholake and wer beiev they illssio regaing whe thy arte oterput inpsesso ofhall te flavots. gietepolesc at Aso s we can get atngo the sub act bodroetime wi tke peasutoe binlathem the boe oun nteadiers. Itincusion indterntino the many Onet in the is uint egad te foratruon of the new counties one hayto taxe onther nebuty ihll e aswe than gtearingo the dtha ject fro large ote, so to oen-t aethem to come tombergeasmalt Oy nde ofrte tolduthats sedl ton bosteupef the new counties is uno tuh taxei teonewicoutl b ess n ler tane are inwer Nold ethat theeexpene ofis sallementy s lessi thnl adreoe, and iito isprove. Amcerdig conthe tax brough forw1906 aefid thatmphe Bamberg Bamerg county it Orangeburg, g ounte-a tys anot weare old thsatwementlthat. hate'i the small counties e runons hanc itaxs are loer.g Nowunt us wil e fnocd that the tax in Bam-r egCounty are nely Fouble wae eyar in Orangeburg County a oesh nocksa otope the arument. axe int small countes un chep rthan it isargte lare. cTy. fIte willve tedves ta the taxesi case. Babergg.ut Drcetery douenwod, hey ad inud Oaegte last Countes whaized knksuth piCstarna.nw ht auscma county ca bevies chp r tanbr an areoe. ifthe greswl arrant the eeseatment that cae orniz cut outh Croa.br nw exngton could be run on a lower tax levy than Orangeburg County is being run on. We shall not base our onclusions on speculation or the statement of anly county official, but e will take the figures themselves s fixed by the Legislature. As the State tax and the constitutional three mill school tax are the same in all the counties. we will omit themi. and use only the figures passed by the .egislature for ordinary county pur poses, which varies according to re needs of the different counties. As we stated above the levy in amberg County last year wals four, mills. In Dorchester County it was 4 % mills.] In Greenwood County it was 2 % mlls. In Lee Countfy it was 2 mills. In Saluda County it was 6 mills. As we stated above the tax levy mn rngeurg County last year was 2%, mills. The showing made is a most cred table one. and poo that the ai f rangeburg Co,'.d.'"- atia ia,m managed by the Supervisor - LAEI 0 - the unseen dangers at wk intains lighthouses ie against the un ' Kducts, the Govern. re food law. The Facturers of bakin ngredients on the - be label your prtectiba I itcarfly, ifit desnot back and tar baking Vowdera p slion - adds tothbal es, T inof -We sometms65 tesoit newsinthedaly the names ofmany of our verY bs marriedladiesa who have youngsons of aimpress ionable age. Does ese mofthers ever st.i> to.in whatefcteir card playmg:1s gomg veofr sweet,'pheiousboys o s you would give your hives- ~ . boys from the awnfdom gambler or drnkidity i consciously, ead-th e e'inbo to temptatton wheu-thy - it--6 that you attend card'Pirties -rtk-* a social glass-of wine. &der"', for them to'resist timplttn a knowing that yog- indulge he things than it-was'before We know that-YOi i t there isno harmia ty or a social glasdf ie h possible harml-a ther eM -,He.., of cut'paste board *ithh d monds spadesnieubp them? Noze.yoiwill say.These thing: maybesaid of aglass drank at the feste board mayinot be'any harm in these thngs in themiselves ywhen used inmodderad tion as they -arsed.at cardNities Bnt what guarantee-have you -that your reiusbys willnattisetthe to -excess. :-They do not knowat' these innocentthingsrare fulLofimn perceptible microTbes that sear he, conscienc;blighttheinteleecwreek ' 7 the body anid at last ~m the souil when used to excess. -These-peiu boys have not- ehid-y eine and they cannot ur~antht excess,.and manyotinmaie~rc ed hythe fowingballrh in~ table. - - As we look back over ouve can recall to mind a sce-of obig young fellows-that fiung asdd&te bright prospeeti of a usfii~edbkn-9 ored life .by the- alluremeirts of the social card table that eventuallyfled to the haunts of gambling dives, jn'st as the social wine bibleris led intot the lowest slums and gotterof the vile whiskey dens. Young'people aire drawn into these fascinating amuse-3 ments, so innocent in themselves,2 yet the seed of chance is planted, andM planted so deep that- when it germi nates and springs tip, the rootshave-d such a hold onafrail natiire. ittistal most impossible to eradicate them. We freely idmit that these social, innocent "at h6mes" or little, card. parties, indulged in by the mnotbers of precious boys, are harmless2 and. will do the mothers no hiarm, 4ut what about the influence on those sweet, precious boys when theyknoir you indulge publicly incardplaying, mothers? -Don't you know that to6o often the little innocent .game of. cards for a'small stake or-prizesma tures the innocent boy who idle in it into the-hardeined .arbir Don't you know, mothersth~ ithe great army of drnbikrds is recruit ed every year from the rank of the znoderate drinker6 Then be careful, mothers; about the effect of your playing for prizes at the innocent card parties. If you do it, whynot your boy?-The Times and Demo rat. THE Muflin Enterprise says: 'The jng trade contintes in full force. Notwithstanding Chief Smith's vigi lence, -whiskey continues to arrive in all kinds- of packagesr and names. There are jugs full,:- boxes full andi barrels full arriving almost daily. Wilmington is certainly reaping a harvest of Mullins' sheekels-and not a cent of revenue is the town getting out of it." THEY are raising a big. muss in ~ewberry over the appointment of a dispensary constable for that coun y by the Governor. Itseems. that he blind tigers are about-tto overrun he county. In that case soden ~table is badly needed, and the sinal Lount that he will cost will benmon y well spent. Blind tigers should >e made to obey the law regardless f the cost. THE Newberry Observer says if ;he negro blind tigers of that county 'an't be suppressed then oui boast id white supremacy is a delusion and t snare." Don't be discourag'ed. Ne ro blind tigers and all other kinds :an be suppressed if they are severe y punished when caught. It won't o to deal with them gently, but they nust be made to understand that the riolation of the law m'eans a fifty dol ars fine and thirty deyr -v the !ehjfin\ ang. Two dozes oif Lm kind of redici: e will eurethe most hardened ~lindtiger there is in Newberry. Re ne r the prescription callsifor 'th fine and chain tang withoutahy Itratves. As aslobberer John Temple Graves tands at the head of the class, and TO GUARD SHiPS against the United States Government ma To guard your hon seen dangers of food pr< ment has enacted a pu law compels the manut powder to print the i label of each can. The Government has made t so that you can avoid alum-reac say pure cream of tartar hand i .LSepplai4i ROA ROYAL is a pure, cream of tat product of grapes-aids the digt fness of food. and the County 'Commissioners. The showing also proves that the people in th- new counties are pay ing handsomely for the privilege of ehancing the value of the property of those folks who live in the county seat towns. The showing also proves that the people of Bamberg paid last year ! % mills more for ordinary county taxes than the people of Orangeburg County paid. The showing also proves that th people of the' other new counties paid ast year for ordiniary county pur loses from 14 mills in Greenwood to 4 mills in Saluda more than the eople of Orangeburg County paid for the same purposes. The facts presentted above show what peo.ple who vote to establish ew counties may expect in the way of taxes. If we judge by the exper ience of the other new counties that have been formed, we are compelled to believe that the taxes in any of the new counties proposed above,, should they be formed, will be much igher than the taxes they now pay in Orangeburg County. This is patent to any man who will honestly examine the records and eve an unprejudiced opinion. If any ne comes to a different conclusion, fter examining the record, we wouldg like to see by what process of rea-1 soning he reaches it. The Farmers Are Rich. The Aiken Recorder says: "The ['imes and Democrat of last Thurs ay published the statements of 15 tate banks, situated in 10) different owns in orangeburg county, show ng deposits amounting to $1,364, 27.66. This is a good lot of money, and shows a prospereus condition. And what is true of Orangeburg is true of every county in the state. Thbe farmers are in a more prosper us condition now than they have been at any time since 1861." We agree with the Record that the farin ers are doing well. The inflation of prices does not hart them as it does those of us who are not farmers. The reason for this is the farmers raise ruch of what they eat, while the balance of us have to buy what we eat; and at the present high prices it takes about all we get to pay for it.-The Times and Democrat. SENATOR Tillman says he does not hink that any Democrat entertains any idea of nominating Roosevelt;^ ut he thinks that Roosevelt is work ng his cards to get another Repub ican nomination. He says he wants he nomination handed to him on a ilver platter from the hand of some oe oni bended knee and that when his is done he is going to take it. CHARLESTON proposes to get all here is coming to her out of the dis ensary, and they are making a great ffort down there to suppress blind igers, and, we hope they will suc eed, for blind tigers are a danger us crowd. True Chivalry. ,11 Would-be Charming lady (to man ho has given her his seat In the street car) -Oh, thank you very uch. Man-Oh, that's nothing at all, I is. Many men only get up when < he lady is pretty, but it never makes any difference to me.-Die Muskete. Considerate. They met in the alley. " What's the matter wid yer face, miy ?' asked the little girl from he shanties.C "Aw. can't yer see I've got de oothache?" snapped Jimmy, holdingC 2 to his right jaw. "Why, one side jI fme face'is swelled all up like a mpin." "Well, don't worry, Jimmy. I'll I ,ay for yer to-night." I "Will yer, Madge? What yer go ~to pray?" 'I "I'm going to pray dat yer get de oothache In de other side so dat will ; well up an' make yer face even."