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A Great Many Women Gulled by
a Marriage Syndicate.
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
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
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
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
Another letter read:
"Mr. Elderly Gentleman: I am
The Story of the Plough Boy am
a Mouse.
The Thought That First Inspire
Burns and Gave the World a Grea
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
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
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:
"Respectfully yours,
I Hunters Story Of The Killing Of
A Dreaded Tiger,
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
Life Too Short to Harbor III Feel
ings Against
Those Who May Do You Wrong, You
Will Feel Better for Having Done
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
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
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
You often meet a gentleman
Who likes to take a drink
When some one says, "The round's on
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
"Between two
evils you should
always choose
the lesser."
"But suppose
one is a bear
and the other a
.,Of rattlesnake."
Then climb a
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
"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
Come, uncle; let.
us shoot the -
And down the ~
slide go scoot
All right, dear 1
children, it we(
But why do ,7
they need.
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
As t theCostand enefts o
Ne onis
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
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,
In Dorchester County it was 4 %
In Greenwood County it was 2 %
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 -
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
T inof
-We sometms65 tesoit
the names ofmany of our verY bs
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
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
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
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.
Would-be Charming lady (to man
ho has given her his seat In the
street car) -Oh, thank you very
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.
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
"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."

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