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TBI BAMBEBG HERALD ESTABLISHED IN APRIL, 1891 -4. W, KNIGHT Editor. Raxes?$1.00 per year; 50 cents for fix months. Payable in advance. Advertisements?$1.00 per inch for first insertion; 50c. for each subsequent T iK^ral rontrapts made for UU^AUVUI three, six, or twelve months. Want Notices one cent a word each insertion. Local Notices 8c. per line first week, 5c. afterwards. Tributes of Respect, etc., must be paid for as regular advertising. Communications?News letters or on subjects of general interest will be gladly welcomed. Those of a personal nature will not be published unless paid for. Thursday, Jan. 26, 1905 * It is said many of the members of the legislature cannot draw a bill. But they can draw their pay all right. ? * The general assembly adjourned last Thursday, as it was Lee's birthday, and a holiday. We'll bet every member of both houses will accept pay for the day, however. ? * Really, it would be crdel to pass the bill offered by Mr. LaFitte to limit the appointment of bailiffs. Just think of the havoc it woul play with the present political graft of the sheriffs. # * It seems that some of Greenville county's officials have been indulging in some "frenzied finance." If that bolt of the primary last summer resulted in unearthing the present state of affairs, it was not snch a bad thing after all, Ben Tillman to :Q;1 the contrary notwithstanding. * JL A This idea of creating new judicial circuits and incidentally jobs for four lawyers, is explained by the fact that in too many counties it has become customary to send fellows to the legislature who have nothing to do at home. And of ! > course they want a nice, soft job. V* J. . , \ The legislature should without ceremony kill the bill introduced by the judi,V>. clary committee of the house providing f > for two additional judicial circuits. We do not need them. It would only create places and salaries for four lawyers as judges and solicitors, and would be a use||te. - less expense to the State. We are having too many courts in South Carolina now : for the good they do. v_/ The untidiness of the State house, complained of by The State, is owing to the absence of women. When they come to ^ , their own, brooms and scrubbers will ?/' . make clean the dirty places.?Fairfax Enterprise. We hope that when the women do come - to their own, they will clean the high as fy well as the low places There is much ^ work for honest and willing hands to do. ?&>:- ' * # Some of the dispensary newspapers are protesting against the proposed investiga:'vV ~v tion of the dispensary by a committee / from the general assembly. These papers " loudly call for proof and say the investigation will be useless and a waste of v money. If the investigating committee will make an honest effort to find out how members of the State board have become vastly rich on u salary of $400 a year, the < : investigation will not be farce. There is no use to go into details, for no doubt tracks have been covered up too well to find out much. But it is a fact that mem. bers of the board have suddenly acquired wealth, and their get-rich-quick schemes have never been explained. Where did they get it? . 8k& v # # : , D. A. Townsend, of Union, is 'a candidate for re-election as Circuit Jrftlge. and jS[ " v the election is to be held by the legislature today (Thursday.) Last week this judge granted bail to a white man, charged with I the murder of his own son, in the pitiful k' sum of $1,500. This one act should cause the defeat of judge Townsend, for any man who places so low a valuation on ; . human life is too dangerous to stay on the bench. We have no ill-will against judge Townsend, and possibly would not know him in a crowd, but we most earnestly protest against tb.e continuance in r?f a man of his views. The courts ? s Are supposed to redress grievances and P.. " right wrongs, to relieve oppression and see that justice is done and the guilty , punished, but we greatly fear that they will fail of their purpose if Judges like Mr. Townsend are to be selected. The members of the general assembly owe it to the people whom they represent, to retire him to private life. * * * There has only been one bill of any importance, as we see it, passed by the - general assembly, which is an act amend, ing the law of trespass. As the law now stands, land has to be posted and a notice inserted in a newspaper in order to keep ' off trespassers who go on them for the purpose of hunting and fishing. The new bill does away with the posting and advertising, and makes it a misdemeanor, punishable by fine or imprisonment, for any person to go on the lands of another for the purpose of hunting or fishing without first obtaining permission. We believe the act, if it is finally made a law, will work a hardship on many people. We regret to see that Mr. LaFitte favored the bill, saying in his remarks that "the hunters who prowl around the country should be held in check." We do not - tJ 4. believe that any one snouiu wcopoao upon the lands of another for any purpose, but we believe the new law can be made an instrument of oppression. Josh Ashley introduced a resolution providing that the legislature adjourn in thirty days, but it was quickly killed. Too many of the legislators want to hold on to their $4 a day job as long as possible. The session will last forty days of course, which is all the law allows. Union Meetings, January 28, 29,1905. QUERIES. 1. What is my church membership worth to me? to the church? to the cause of Christ ? 2. The social side of Christianity; the importance and means of cultivating it. 3. The influence of pastor and church members on the spiritual life of each other; and upon whom rests the greater responsibility for church evils and why ? PLACES. 1st Union, Blackville. Introductory sermon?G. N. Askew. 1st Query?W. D. McMillan, Geo. Boylston. 2nd?C. M. Billings, R. M. Mixson. 3rd?W. M. Jones, G. N. Askew. Missionary sermon?W. M. Jones. 2nd Union, Hunter's Chapel. Introductory sermon?W. G. Britton. 1st Query?T. J. Sandifer, D. 0. Hunter, J. H. Fender. 2nd?S. P. Chisholm, J. B. Hunter, C. C. Ellzey. 3rd?J. B. Holly, S. G. Mayfield, W. G. Britton. Missionary sermon?J. B. Holly. ? CI * *! 511 _ 3rd union, Deignngvuie. Introductory sermon?R. W. Sanders. 1st Query?1. C. McMillan, C. M. Edenfield. 2nd?W. W. Glover, W. 0. Walker. 3rd?J. D. Moore, J. A. Jenkins. Missionary sermon?J. D. Moore. It is expected that dinner Saturday will be served on the grounds, as usual. Sunday services other than preaching may be supplied bv the Union. Rev. 8. f\ Hair is excused by the committee from Union meeting service at his own request. J. D. Moore, W. G. Britton. COUGS AND COLDS. Coughs, colds and pulmonary comSlaints that are curable quickly cured bv ?ne Minute Cough Cure. Clears the phlegm,draws out inflammation, heals and soothes affected parts, strengthens the lungs, wards off pneumonia. Harmless and pleasant to take. Sold by Dr. H. F. Hoover. v Gov. Vardaman Arrests Negro Murderer. / Birmingham,Ala., Jan. 23.?A special from Jackson, Miss., says that while Gov. Vardaman was on a Yazoo and Mississippi Valley railroad train Sunday night he arrested Jim Hannah, a negro, charged with the murder of two men in Holmes county. The governor learning that Hannah was on the train borrowed a revolver from the conductor, went to the forward coach and compelled the negro to surrender. He turned his prisoner over to the sheriff of Yazoo City. The negro was identified to-day. Cooldn*t Find Ii A young man having evolved what he considered a good joke forwarded it to a comic paper, but received no answer. Desirous of ascertaining the fate of his contribution he sent the editor the following letter: Sir?I have carefully read your paper for the last month, hut tail to find any trace of the joke I sent you on the Sth ult In due course he received this reply: Sir?In reply to your letter, I deeply sympathize with you, for, since I received your MS. on the 5th ult. I have carefully read It several times, but up to date J, too, have failed to find any trace of the joke referred to. Beeeher end the Medium. , While in England Henry Ward Beeeher was entertained by a gentletnan who believed In spiritualism and was himself a medium. One day he asked if Beeeher would like to talk with the spirit of his father, Dr. Lyman Beeeher. Mr. Beeeher replied that It would please him immensely. After the seance was over he was asked how it had impressed him, at which, with a twinkle in his eye, Beeeher responded, "All I have to say is that if I deteriorate as fast for the first ten years after I am dead as my father has I shall bt a stark naked fool." Ate Their Gods. The gods of most South American tribes of Indians are generally looked upon as sacred, but when the gods become a nuisance It is time to put an end to them; at least, that Is what a certain tribe along the Zabari river think. They worship the Iguana and monkey, but as soon as the Iguana started eating chickens they thought it time to stop worshiping him and to eat him in place of the chickens he had eaten. This they do, and they prefer iguana stew to chicken fricassee. The Elect of Boston. I can remember when it was Jocosely said of some families of Massachusetts that they claimed to have had, in the time of Noah's deluge, a boat to themselves, and I can recall, on the other hand, when a social aspirant in Boston asked, "Who belong to the really old families, grandmamma?" and when that relative shook her weary head and said, "Mostly no one, my dear."?Thomas Wentworth Higginson In Atlantic. Ambling; the Children. Mrs. McShantee (triumphantly)?I see ye are takin' in washin' again, Mrs. McProudee! Mrs. McProudee (whose husband has lost a paying job) ?Sure it's only to amuse th' childer. They wants th' windies covered wid steam so they can make pictures on them. A Pessimist. "Don't you suppose it is possible for a man to go through the world without telling a lie?" "I doubt it Almost every man has been in love at some time in his life." Better heresy of doctrine than heresy of heart?Whittier. _ _ For SaKfi of t Peace t :By OTHO B. SEGffA a rwr??W/T*^ 1904. hn OtSo B. Seona I" ? ?- "[ t "Mrs. Gray,'* whispered Alec Bruce, ? "where Is Peace?" f "In the studio." "Alone r 1 "Alone." j 'Where are the other girls?" t "They are all out somewhere. Kara f Is"- c "Never mind. Just so they are not in the house. Mra. Gray, If you have any i mercy In your makeup keep everybody ^ away from that studio for just one- 1 half hour. I've waited two years for I this chance." He hurried noiselessly up the stairs j to the top floor of the Octagon, home of bachelor maids. The studio door f was open, and Peace sat by the easel < facing an unfinished painting of "Evan- I geline." "Peace be unto this house," was his ' salutation as he salaamed oriental fashion, "and to me. Peace!" She feigned absorption in her work. * "Must I remove my shoes?" still ( waiting at the door, holding a rose in ^ his outstretched hand. i "Come you from Persia?" she que- 1 ried, smiling. z "Surely, fair lady, and the rose?'tis 6 the Persian rose of beauty and of love ?to you a peace offering." "I suppose you may come in," . grudgingly. "I really want the rose." "Tis yours, gentle maiden, likewise i 1 the heart of the Persian." i "That's not funny," severely. c "Nay, but 'tis truth." t "It's a beautiful morning for a I walk," in a "no trespassing" tone. 1 "Oh, delightful!" chilled, but tena- 1 ciously hopeful. "Jack and I have been t out looking at houses." c "How interesting!" ^ "Tell me truly, Peace, what did you t think the other day when I actually c forced old Jack to show his hand, like- ( wise his heart?" 1 "1 thought," vaguely, intuitively on 4 the defensive, "I thought you knew? i what you were about" 3 "1 did," eagerly. "I feared he would : 1 never propose to Edith unless he was i helped, and I was tired of waiting." 1 "Waiting?" with puzzled interest I "Yes. You see, I was bound by a sacred promise, and I was growing desperate." ? "I don't understand"? 1 "It was like this," pushing the Roman seat nearer the easel and assum- 1 lng a nonchalance he was far from ? feeling?"you know, it's two years since Jack and I began calling here at the 1 Octagon. Judge Graves introduced us f ?sort of vouched for our respectability ?you may remember"? c "I remember," putting fresh colors ? p uu uie yaienv. "Well, In a few weeks Jack dlscov- 1 ered that he was In love with Edith. I I knew long before that I was in"? i "Kindly move a little, Mr. Brace. I may spatter paint on your clothing," c coldly polite. The Roman seat was moved back a little?a very little. "Thank you. I don't often spatter, * but accident, you know"? I "M?m, yes. Well, as I was saying," c strenuously endeavoring to regain lost ground, "Jack and I 'fessed to one an- 1 other one night, and Jack was dread- 1 fully gloomy over it," pausing, expect- i ing a question. The artist was intensely interested in fi adjusting with the brush a fold of i Evangeline's gown. i "M?m, over his prospects, I mean. ? And when I told him that I was"? ? "Please hand me that rag, Mr. Brace; ? no, not that one, the oily one on the i floor beside your seat Thank you. I i never before had so much trouble with drapery." 1 "You don't know what the word ? trouble means, Peace Gray. Now, I'll 1 go on," firmly. "When I told Jack that * I was in love he said that was all right ? for me. With my wealth I could propose at once, and I could be married ? within a month if I wanted to, while he, with his uncertain future, must t wait an Indefinite time before he could t even let the girl know he cared for t her." "Well, he has now, and I hope they will be very happy," dismissing the subject with finality. ? "Oh, they will," hurriedly, "and I * told Jack?actually made a vow, in < fact?that I'd never breathe a word ^ of- * "You kept the secret faithfully, Mr. Brace. There, don't you like that dra- * ? pery better?" ?"never breathe a word of my attachment," doggedly persevering, "until he was in a position to declare his. And I've kept faith with Jack and strict guard over myself for two years. Now," triumphantly, "I am free to speak"? "Do you care to have the cross in the picture, Mr. Bruce? Many artists show a cross, half concealed In the shadowy suggestion of trees, just back ? of the figure of Evangeline. This is your commission, and any changes"? "I wish you'd let me finish it," with apparent surrender. * "Finish the picture? Why, I didn't know you could paint" 1 "I can't uor draw, but I can finish fi this picture to suit me. Peace, do you ^ know she looks like you?" "So the girls say," following his lead * with evident relief. "I wish she didn't look so sad." I "You couldn't expect anything else. 6 She carniot find her Gabriel." * I "Some Evangelines won't look at Ga- 1 >rlel when be comes to them," gloom1J. Tm curious to know how yon would inish the picture," on guard again. "Oh, Td improve on Longfellow. Td ( lave Gabriel come and surprise her ] vhile she is sitting here. I'd have her < leem glad to see him, and?and very < jlad to him, you know. I'd have him ' >ut his arms around her and kiss her? veil, nine times, sure. And then I'd tave them 'marry and live happy ever ifter,' as the okl fashioned rairy lalet J-ways did." "II I weren't afraid you'd spoil the j >icture?" temptingly. "Oh, no, I won't; I won't hurt it a \ >lt," eagerly, a daring thought fasci ?ating him with Its possibilities. "Yon : ;et me a big apron; I mustn't spoil my tfothes." Her absence was brief, but sufficient , or his purpose. When she returned he ] raved his hand triumphantly toward < he easeL 'There, Evangeline; your Gabriel has x>me and awaits your greeting." She stepped nearer to the picture?a . arge, unmounted photograph of Bruce ; vas placed on the easel close to the j igure of Evangeline. She caught it up luickly, Ignoring the significance of its position and of Alec's words. "Oh, when did you have this? It Is rery good." He came nearer, looking at the phoograph over her shoulder. "Tbafs your - Gabriel, Evangeline. Ton must be good to him, you know. )h, Peace, don't put me off any longer. , Ton understand me?I want you for < ny wife, Peace. Why, Peace! Peace, ] Peace, dearest don't cry! What Is the natter? What have I said to hurt you tor "Oh, Alec, I am so ashamed?so ; tebamed r "Here, sit here, Peace, and tell me all ibout It" "Oh, Alec, I've been terribly Jealous, ; md I've thought hateful things about ill the girls?Tillie first then Martha md Kara and Kathleen?oh, I've hated hem alir "M?m! This Is pretty bad, Peace, >ut I'll tell you what I've done. Pve aid plans"?lowering his voice to a ragical whisper?"deep, dark plans to lo away with every man except Jack vho ever came to the Octagon. I meant 0 smother Coleridge under a ton of his >wn orchids and press the breath out >f Judge Graves with a stack of law K>oks and drown Abe Adams, in a flood of eloquence,' and as for that lm>etuous westerner?I thought it was rou he wanted?I could have torn him imb from limb! Ton see, we're dangerous?too dangerous to be at large. She'll have to marry for the sake of >eace." "Not for the sake of Alec?' archly. "Oh, Peace, for my sake, and, Peace, 1 double wedding with Jack and Sdith"? "That half hour, Alec Bruce," called klrs. Gray's voice from the hall, "is ;reatly overdone, and"? "Not a bit of it, Auntie Gray. Tbis lalf hour is rare. There'll never be an>ther like it" "I thought I'd tell you the girls are loming?all four of them"? "Keep them away, auntie; keep them iway from me. You know their belIgerent, quarrelsome dispositions. And ; have determined that at any cost I oust and will have Peace!" And the chronicles of the Octagon rex>rd that he did. A Good Hatnred Wife. An English rustic whose wife was >lessed with a remarkably even tem>er went over the way to a neighbor me evening and said: "Neighbor, I just should like to see ny wife cross for once. I've tried all ; know, and I can't make her cross no vay." "You can't make your wife cross?" laid his neighbor. "I wish I could make nine anything else. But you just do vhat I tell you, and if that won't ict nothing will. You bring her in tome night a lot of the crookedest ttlcks for the fire you can get?them as von't He in no form?and see how she nakes out then." The pieces of wood were accordingly >rought in, as awkward and crooked md contrary as could be found. The nan went away early to work and at loon returned to see the result of his ixperlment He was greeted with a smiling face ind the gentle request: "Tom, do bring me in some more of hose crooked sticks If you can find hem. They do just fit around the ketJe so nicely !" Agamemnon'i Tomb. Agamemnon, it has been claimed, Is i glorious myth, but those who have felt the charm of Homer's matchless jplc telling of his achievements at rroy will be loath to believe it Let us ceep inviolate our belief in the heroes! ion may see today Agamemnon's ;omb at Mycenae, Greece?Mycenae, to vhich he, as king, returned triumphant from the conquest of Ilium, bringing tvith him, as Aeschylus tells In the preatest of Greek tragedies, the fair Cassandra. Agamemnon did not die of fid age, covered with honors, for that vas not the popular end of heroes in hose strenuous days. Homer says he ' vas slain by JEglsthus, lover of his 1 ineen wife, JEschylus tells that Queen irtii<vri hnth Ammemnon ICTLUUVObi. (A ind Cassandra. A True Portrait. The widow was taking her first look ! it the bust of her beloved husband ; rhe clay was still damp. "Pray ex- ; imlne it well, madam," said the iculptor. "If there is anything wrong [ can alter it" The widow looked at it with a mixxire of sorrow and satisfaction. "It is Just like him," she said, "a >erfect portrait?his large nose?the lign of goodness." Here she burst ino tears. "He was so good! Make the ; lose a little larger!" SPEEDY RELIEF. A salve that heals without a scar is DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. No remedy effects such speedy relief. It draws out Inflammation, soothes, cools and heals, cuts, burns and bruises. A sure cure for piles and skin diseases. DeWitt's is the only genuine witch hazel salve. Beware of counterfeits, they are dangerous. Sold by H. F. Hoover. The Senatorial Formula. "If they keep on indicting senators," jaid Champ Clark of Missouri, "they will soon be using a formula like this when they vote: 'Mr. President, my colleague, senator tsianx, is unavoidably detained in the penitentiary. Were he present he would vote aye. "?New York World. STRAYED. Five head of hogs, four black ones and one red spotted one. Weight about 125 pounds. Marked swallow fork in one ear and split in the other. C. B. FREE. WARNING NOTICE. All persons are hereby warned not to hire or harbor Mannie Green, a son of Sarah Green, he being under written contract to work for Perry Jones and F. M. Bamberg six months. PERRY JONES. Colston, 8. C., January 14,1905. MASTER'S SALE. State of South Carolina?County of Bamberg?In Court of Common Pleas. Robt. E. Lee et al., plaintiffs, against R. Frank Lee, defendant. By virtue of a decree in the above case, dated December 5th, 1904,1 will sell at public auction in front of the court house on Monday, February 6, 1905, during the legal hours of sale, the following real estate; All that certain tract of land containing one hundred and forty (140) acres more or less, situate, lying and being in Bamberg county, State aforesaid, and bounded, East by lands of Susan Counts, known as the Gillam place, West by lands of 8. D. M. Guess, South by lands of Nix Nimmons and W. P. Farrell, and North by lands of S. D. M. Guess and Susan Counts, known as the Gillam place. Terms?Cash. Purchaser to pay for papers. H. C. FOLK, Master Bamberg County. Bamberg, S. C., January 10,1905. INSURANCE ....I WRITE.... FIRE INSURANCE , LIFE INSURANCE, SURETY BONDS In good, strong Companies. ill J. BBAI1I, Jr., Office at Bank. Phone Connection. DR. G. F. HAIR. DENTAL SURGEON, Bamberg, 8* C. In office every day in the week. Graduate of Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, class 1892. Member of 8. C. Dental Association.4 Office next to bank. ENGINES. BOILERS I GINS and PRESSES. Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and Fertilizer Mill Outfits: also Gin Press Cane, Mill and Shingle Outfits. Build ing, Bridge, Factory, Furnace and Rail . j r?. _i.i n.n j ir:it rodu oasimgB; xuuruau, rn.ni, r acwjry | and Machinists'Supplies. Belting, Pack ing, Injectors, Pipe Fittings, Saws, Files Oilers, Etc, cast every day. Work 150 hands. LOlMln ftS Sipplr GO AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. Foundry, Machine, Boiler and Gin Works. Renairine Promptly Done. MILLI Best Display oi trimmed and E Hats at Lowest BAMBERG V We Wish tc Supply Youi We have good Drugs, the be keep everything in Drugs i the community demands, and courteous service. We terests of our customers in e low as good goods and busi and they are alike to ever] You Want Our Kind of Sen DR. H. F. THE DRUGGIST, 1 IBMW??1 THE MUTUAL BENEFI1 OF NEWARK, Organized in 1845 A it Is Purely Mutual. is Is The Leading Annual Dividend Comj [t Has Never Written A "Tontine" Policy it Sells Endowments At Life Rates. [t First Thought Is For Its Members. "Examine a horse9s m a man's policies for It will cost you nothing to secure a fa any way. Simply send us a date of your charge to replace to your family the loss of Good Live Agents Wanted in Ba ?address? L. S. MATTISON, Agency Supt. Columbia, S. C. i, == ' . FOR SALE. Good, selected Eden Watermelon Seed , for sale. Have 500 pounds, and will sell at reasonable prices. A. J. HUNTER Midway, S. C. A Has in stock a nice line of | Open and Top Baggies and Harness \iJ for sale cheap. He is agent for I Blckford & Hoffman's Celebrated Grain * J Drill, the Woodruff Hay Press, and | Deering Harvesting Machinery. 1 Also Conducts a First-class a REPAIR SHOP I and builds anything on wheels J to order. Now is the time to have 'M your buggy repaired and painted | to look and last as good as new. 1 Horseshoeing a Specialty , I BODS A?? 1 Grist Mill on Saturdays 9 All orders sent to me wil be 1 handled the same as if yon were 1 to brine it yourself. Give me a I call and inspect my stock. , j Yours for satisfaction, J yjill W. P. RILEY, I FIRE I LIFE j irnnRNT J INSURANCE. I BAMBERG. S. C. '\M Wine of Cardui I J I Cured Her; I | 1213 South Prior Street, I iyj Atlanta, Ga., March 21,1903. B I I suffered for four months with I < ^ B extreme nervousness and lassitude. fl : I ft trinlnngr Ming in myB B stomach which no medicine seemed B I to relieve, and losing my appetite I BI became weak and lost my vital- B B ity. In three weeks I lost fourteen B pounds of fle3h and felt that I most B . ^?2 find speedy relief to regain my I I health. Having heard Wine of B . -re | Cardui praised by several of myB V| friends, I sent for a bottle and was r | certainly very pleased with the 9 results. Within three days my 9 appetite returned and my stomach 9 , I * troubled me no more. I could .|| 9 digest my food without difficult 9 / f -! 9 and the nervousness gradually 9 9 diminished. Nature performed 9 9 her frmctions without difficulty 9 . 9 and I am once more a happy and 9 ,; J 9 well woman. * ^ 9 OLIVE JOSEPH, Treaa. Atlanta Friday Sight | Secure a Dollar Bottle oil L Wine of Cardid Today, NERY ' Trimmed, Unready to Wear : Prices : nRIIGSII ft# IIUUV I I jst that money can buy. We B j ind Drug Store Goods that We give prompt, accurate 5' I endeavor to promote the in* I very way. Our prices are as B ? iness safety will permit and fl 3^ ice. Ve Taut Your Trade. I HOOVERI LIFE INSURANCE CO. | NEW JERSEY ssets Over $82,000,000 '1| )any ITS MOTTO: i'M "Wnt Rnw Rio* A1VV If But How Good" /or his age and his Providence jc simile contract, nor compromise yon in birth. You will be surprised at the low 4 ^ income incident to your death or old age. ^ irnberg and Barnwell Comties. ?OB? M. M. MATTISON, State Agent) ;? Andebson, S. C.