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THE BAMBERG HERALD. j
* '' - Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1905 One Dollar a Year fl ? -1 SHOOTING NEAR DARLINGTON. Mr. Mack James Dangerously Shot by West Skipper While Acting as Peacemaker. Darlington, Feb. 19.?Mr. Mack James, who lives about six miles from - .'-v., here on the Timmonsville road, was shot in the abdomen Friday night at his home by West Skipper. Mr. James had given an entertainment at his home. Two of the men present became involved in a dispute. They went out of the house. Mr. James, wishing to "pour oil on trouVI? J " onnoorcH At) tVlO cppnp Hft U1CU nWlUO) ?^/J/V?4VU UU >4>v was received with a bullet, which entered ?. the left side. The wounded man was brought to town. Dr. G. B. Edwards probed for the bullet but failed to locate same. The intestines were not penetrated and the wound is not necessarily dangerous, as it is thought that the bullet lodged in the hip. West Skipper was arrested in Florence this afternoon by Sheriffs Blackwell and Burch. When taken Skipper was in bed with a gun beside him. : ; There are 18 prisoners in jail, a number of whom are held on the charge of murp.' der. m ~ r w / Wordg of Appreciation. We desire to express our heart-felt thanks for the many kindnesses extended us, and the great assistance rendered us ?? by the good people of Bamberg, in- the recent illness and death of our mother. Mb. & Mrs. J. A. Murdaugh. Sulphur's Beady Aid. : Hancock's Liquid' Sulphur, nature's " greatest germicide, cures itch, pimples, ?*1 prickly heat, burns, scalds, canker and ?? ;; soreness of scalp, eyelids, mouth, nose ^ and throat. The remedy to have in the ?? medicine cabinet. At leading druggists. Hancock Liquid Sulphur Co., Baltimore, v sends descriptive booklet To Patrons of Bamberg Graded School 0. We have been havingconsiderable trou/' ble with our heating plant, bnt we are s ' glad to say that now it is working very [c v > satisfactorily, after <j good many improve'meats were put in. We feel sure that parentsv who have been keeping their &? . children at home on account of the cold will run no danger hereafter in permitting their children to attend regularly. A full Bp* attendance will be highly pleasing both to teachers and trustees. Nathaniel M. Salley; It: Principalp-:\ THE SUNSHINE OP SPRING. The salve that cures without a scar is DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. Cuts, burns, j$j? ' boils, bruises and piles disappear before ^ the use of this salve as snow before the sunshine of spring. Miss H. X. Middle ton, Thebes, 111., says: "I was afflicted with a fever sore that was very painful. ^ v 'BeWitt's Wich Hazel Salve cured me in less than a week." Get the genuine. Sold by H. F. Hoover. Accident Near Barnwell. |p?A Bamtwell, February 18.?Yesterday evening about 8 o'clock, Mr. Barney B. t. Basterling, a very thrifty and well-to-do >> young farmer of this city, was knocked cC from his buggy and painfully injured by the Florida limited north-bound train No 82, on the Southern Railroad, and his horse killed and buggy broken in pieces. . Mr. Eastarling was driving home from his farm at a rapid gait. On both sides of - the railroad were bridges, one of which ooamc tn hftvn hp#?n taken nn. Just as! ||| Mr. Easterling had driven across the road | his horse, noticing that the bridge was1 !P missing, turned to go back, and just as he j got on the road, was struck by the engine, throwing Mr. Easterling a considerable distance. The engine carried the horse and baggy for half a mile until nothing g&j, was left of them to be carried. * - V Mr. Easterling was taken up by the ' train and carried to Columbia, but his family was without information from the * railroad of the accident. He was brought back to Barnwell this morning,'and is lying in a very nervous condition and attended by his physician. ; DESERVED POPULARITY. To cure constipation and liver troubles , : 7\ by gently moving the bowels and acting '?> as a tonic to the liver, take Little Early ;.v Risers. These famous pills are mila, pleasant and harmless, but effective and sure. Their universal use for years is a guarantee of their popularity and usefulv;. ness. Sold by H. P. Hoover. Shortages in Many Counties. Two or three legislative commissions, says the Columbia Record, have been aprAj' pointed to investigate the fiscal affairs of counties, though the comptroller general found a larger number than three in which there were financial irregularities on the part of county officials. What is the matter with officers? We hope that the comptroller general's explanation is the correct one, that these irregularities arise owing to the business ignorance of Incumbents rather than any intentional wrongdoing. If the explanation is the true one, it behooves the. people to be more careful whom they select to conduct their county financial business. AGONIZING BURNS '1 are instantly relieved and perfectly healed f by Bucklen's Arnica Salve. C. Riven. bark, Jr., of Norfolk, Ya., writes: "I burnt my knee dreadfully; that it blistered all over. Bucklen's Arnica Salve stopped the pain and healed it without a scar." Also heals wounds and sores. 25c by all druggists in Bamberg; Felder & Matthews. We appreciate the number of new subscribers we have received recently, and we hope they will continue to come. The Herald should have twice as many subscribers as we now have, and to hope to maternally increase the number this year. Best of all, the new ones are cash every time. fe-V';- ' .J IN THE PALMETTO STATE. INTERESTING OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading Pungent Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. Senator Latimer has introduced a bill providing for the construction of a public building at Greenwood to cost $100,000. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad has given an order for thirty new locomotives and a number of passenger and freight cars. Mr. Abial Lathrop, of Orangeburg, is being spoken of as a candidate for the IT O is Q RolMlh. new x cuoxai j uugcomp. uv w u lican. Judge James F. Izlar, of Orangeburg, was recently appointed by Governor Heyward to preside over the term of court at Lexington this week. The cotton oil mill men at, Anderson have under consideration plans to build a soap factory in that town to utilize the cotton seed oil from their mills. The tourist hotel at Batesburg is nearing completion. That is a progressive town, it having both waterworks and electric lights, all owned by the town. Charlie Livington, a young man about 21 years old, while adjusting a belt at A. L. Otts' ginnery, Elloree, was caught in the shafting and both arms and legs were broken. The Richland Law and Order league has begun a crusade against the money loan companies operating in Columbia by taking out the necessary papers before a magistrate, charging theni with usury. A Sunday night shooting scrape at Gadsden, in Richland county, between two negroes, Charles Adams and John Davis, resulted in Adams receiving a wound in the abdomen from which he may die. > A notinnal honlr in VavottprillA TJ. f!. A UOVAVUO& uuuu. AW AUJVV?VIM?V| W.J was closed last week on account of a shortage of $28,000, which had been stolen during the past three years by the cashier and teller. False entries had been made in the books to hide the shortage. Mr. H. Martin Sauls, a good citizen and old Confederate soldier, died at his home near Brunson, in Hampton county, last week. He left valuable lands and considerable personal property. In his will he gave everything to his adopted son. The proposed Sumter and Northern railroad, from Sumter to Bishopville, will not be built. At least, the project is given up for the present. This is because, it is said, the land owners adjacent to Bishopville have demanded exorbitant prices for rights of way. Mrs. Ferguson, a lady of 70 years, met a terrible death at her home at the Orr cotton mills in Anderson last' Saturday. She was in the room alone and in some manner her clothing caught fire, and burned her body so severely that death resulted in a fewv hours. P. P. Home was killed at Blythewood, Fairfield county, last week by a Southern passenger train. He was standing on the main line talking to the engineer of a freight, which was on the siding, when he was struck. His skull was crushed and both legs broken. They have begun to row about the bill to create a new Federal judicial circuit in the up country. The Senate judiciary committee reported the bill favorably, and it has passed the house, but Congressman Johnson says he will try to prevent it from being passed if Spartanburg is left out as a place for holding court. The board of firemasters of Greenville asked the council of that city to abolish the negro companies in order to reduce expenses. A great stir was created by their action, and a petition, signed by many prominent white citizens, has been presented to council, asking that the companies be retained in the service. The annual Schofield negro conference was held in Aiken last week. This conference is composed of negroes from fifteen counties and its object is the uplifting of the negro race. It is composed mostly of farmers, and they agreed to cut their cotton acreage 25 per cent, and use homemade fertilizers. The purpose of these meetings and the subjects discussed show that it is a good thing. The body of F. G. Trezfer, a jeweler of Union, who has been missing from his home since February 7, was found last Thursday in Fair Forest creek, near Buffalo Mills. An inspection showed that the man had been shot. Some think he committed suicide and others that he met with foul play. Mr. Trezfer married a daughter of Maj. Wm. M. Foster, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Marion Parr, the white man convicted of the murder of Clarence Shealy, a white boy, has been sentenced to be hanged on the 14th of April. He has confessed the crime to a minister, and says whiskev was the cause. He had no previous ill feelings against the boy but murdered him while crazy drunk from poisoned whiskey he says. Parr is a very poor and ignorant man. He says the boy gave him the poisoned whiskey and tola him it would kUl him, and that he struck him with a carpenter's square and killed him. While walking a small trestle between the Charleston and Western Carolina depot and the Southern station in Spartanburg last Friday, Corrie Hammond, colored, was struck by the engine of the Glenn Springs Railroad and killed. Deceased was nearly across the trestle, walking towards the Augusta depot, when the Glenn Springs train pulled out from the Southern station. Engineer Cummings began ringing his bell and tried to stop, and the woman stumbled in the trestle works and fell. She regained footing and fell again and the engine struck her, breaking her neck and crushing her body. Last week at the circuit court in Anderson, in the course of hearing motions and appeals, Judge Gary reversed the decision of the intendant's court of the town of Honea Path, in th* case of Honea Path vs Representative Joshua Ashley, charged with disorderly conduct and loud swearing. The intendant, Mr. J. B. Humbert, fined Mr. Ashley $30, and Mr. Ashley appealed. Judge Gary, in reversing the judgment and dismissing the proceedings, said that Mr. Ashley had been unfairlytreated, and made the butt of personal illwill. Mr. Ashley was represented by Gen. L. Bonham and Mr. B. F. Martin, of Anderson. HAPPENINGS AT HARTZOG.. Marriages and Personals?Much Visiting and Social Affairs?New Residences Erected. Coming Marriage. Hartzog, February 20.?On Tuesday February 7th, at four o'clock, at the home of the bride, Mr. Monnie J. Rentz, of Adams Run. and Miss Mamie E. Rhoad: of this place, -were united in matrimony, Rev. T. L. Belvin officiating. Mr. Rentz is a kind, courteous young man, while the bride is one of our most affable young ladies. Presents gave evidence of the esteem in which they were held. The happy couple left the day following for their future home at Adams Run carrying the good wishes of their many friends in this community. Among the visitors at the marriage were: Messrs. Jake Rentz and Bob Carter, from near Charleston, Mr. and Mrs. J. Folk, and relatives of the bridal couple too numerous to mention. Miss Ollie Rhoad, of the Carlisle Fitting School, has been on a visit] to her relatives here. Miss Arrie K. Hiers has returned to Bamberg, after a short visit in our community. On last Saturday evening Mrs. J. G. Rhoad entertained some of her friends in honor of Miss Olive Haltiwanger. Some very good music was the main feature of the evening, and part of this was an exhibition of "home talent." Mr. 0. G. Rhoad spent several days with his sons, J. W. and Sam Rhoad, at fliiAAvinnnrl 1 o of wrftAlr VJicciipuuu AMI rf Several of our young people attended a peanut hulling at Mr. Wannamaker's last Thursday night and enjoyed themselves immensely. We were glad to have Mr. Norman Fender with us last week. Mr. J. H. Fender has movfed from his old, heme near Hartzog post office to his new residence in the suburbs of "Rural Town." Mr. Eddie Steedly and bride are now at his former residence. We are sorry to learn of the illness of Mr. R. E. Steedly and Rev. C. E.-Walker. Miss Nita Walker has returned, after a pleasant visit to Mrs. John Garris ai Smoaks. Miss Willie Rhoad spent several days with Miss Maude Copeland last week. Miss Ida Berry has been visiting relatives near Branchville. Mr. N. P. Smoak, of Bamberg, spent Sunday at Mrs. M. A. Black's. Cards are out announcing the marriage of Mr. J. W. Black, formerly of this place, to Miss Jennie Evans, of Branchville. Our number of new residences still increases. Mr. A. W. Hunter's is almost completed, and ^Messrs. J. G. Rhoad and R. Steedly have erected two neat looking houses for rent. Miss Lillian Black has returned to her nome, aner a prolonged visu 10 w eimer s. Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Rhoad, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Rhoad, Misses Olive Haltiwanger, Madge Black, and Lizzie Rhoad, Rev. C. E. Walker and Messrs. G. T. Rhoad and Willie Walker attended quarterly meeting at Ehrhardt Saturday. We have a variation of affairs here: Sleet and snow coming down, cotton and farm bells going up, in fact we are on a boom. Home Mission Items. The Woman's Home Mission Society in the past eighteen years has helped almost one third of the parsonages in Southern Methodism. In 1886 the total number was 2,030; value of parsonages $247,285.00. In 1904 total number 4,216; value $5,164,915.00. The H: M. S. has helped 1,527 parsonages to the amount of $141,510.36. Many of our prisons today are filled with criminals who date their down fall from the time when, as idle children on the city streets, they came in contact with sin. They soon grow familiar with vice in its many forms. The free kindergarten is to prevent just such conditions as these. It takes the idle child and puts mm 10 wore in a way mac entertains as well as instructs and develops. Where it exists life is projected upon a higher plane and there are no police recruits from its ranks. Teachers with a missionary spirit have been needed for our work this year. Let our young women who seek employment which will open a broad field of usefulness, turn their attention to this phase of home mission work. Fragments of time, wasted opportunities, persistent endeavor and achievement carefully garnered can be transmitted into treasures incorruptible that fade not away Let our home mission workers forget not to gather up the fragments. Mrs. Speaks Yisitlng. Mrs. A. McB. Speaks left on the 14th instant for Cokesbury, where she will visit her daughter, who is a student of the conference school. She will visit NinetySix, where for several days she will be the guest of a friend of her childhood, Mrs. J. P. Phillips. Mrs. Phillips is pleasantly remembered by a great many Hampton county people, (many of them her relatives) as Miss Julia Lawton, whose father,Rev. William H. Lawton,of sainted memory, was a widely known and much beloved minister of the S. 0. conference, whose godly life, earnest sermons, cordial hand clasp, and infectious laugh, lingers with us still, tender, precious memories. ?Varnville correspondence Hampton Guardian. For coughs?Murray's Horehound, Mullein and Tar. 35c for large bottle. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS. SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS ! IN TARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around ; the County and Elsewhere. News from Goran. Govan, February 20.?The farmers ] have started off very nicely around here j with their crops. They are kept very ( steady ploughing. , Mrs. J. R. McCormack, our music ( teacher, has been back with us for several ? days. I Twn nther medals are beincr offered in our school. One for the best attendance and deportment, and one for the best work in the music class. Misses Lillian and Estelle Lancaster and Mary McCormack visited relatives near Hilda Saturday and Sunday. Mr. S. S. Williams and son, Lewis, visited Mr. Williams's father, who lives at Elko, Saturday. Mr. Wright, from Nova Scotia, has been doing a lot of brick work around here during the past week. He has been with Mr. S. S. Williams, he is now at Mr. L. L. Lancaster's. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt,-February 20.?Dr. H. W. Bays delivered a lecture in the Methodist church last Friday night. The proceeds of same are to be applied to the new carpet-which they have recently placed on the church floor. Saturday he held conference in the same church and preached Sunday and Sunday night. 8everal of our town folks attended church today at St. John's Baptist church. Mr. Sam W. Copeland married a dusky couple in the livery stable Saturday. 'After they were happily united they boarded the train for Walterboro, S. C., looking as happy as two bumblebees sucking blossoms on a gourd vine. Mrs. Hentz, of Newberry county, is spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. P. E. Monroe. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Monroe was buried in Mt. Pleasant grave yard on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Ehrhardt spent Friday night with their daughter, Mrs. John F. Folk, of Bamberg. We have had a cold week of weather, ; and Sunday afternoon threatened more ! falling weather. The prophets all give j us bad weather until late, say as far as April. Late gardens will be the result if \ their predictions are true. j , Mr. O. P. Folk was in town Saturday i looking as young and spry as ever. He ] says the only thing rumples his feelings j is the late coming of the trains, knocks him out of his daily papers. I Prof. E. W. Sawyer went duck hunting 1 Saturday morning. He says he saw plenty ducks, but did not get but one . | shot at them. He says his patience is j not long enough to hunt ducks on a cold day.. By the way pistols were fired just out the corporate limits Saturday night, ' some parties must have forgotten that Xmas has gone. Say, Frank, whom did you say you helped from the cross tie pile the other | night ? and is it true that the party lost his way in the dark ? Mr. Ben T. Zeigler claims that he saw plenty of the oats pests, a fly that has made its appearance in this section of late years, before the cold weather set in. We expect they have had a rough time since the sleet and freeze. It looks as if the oats crop in this section will be short this year, at least most of them look sick now. Jee. Hartzog Doings. Haktzog, February 21.?Married, at the home of the bride's father, Mr. 0. G. Rhode, Mr. Monnie Rentz, of Adams Run, S. C., to Miss Mamie E. Rhode, of Hartzog, on Tuesday afternoon, February 7th, at 4 o'clock, by Re?. T. L. Belvin. On Thursday following the groom and bride left for Adams Run, their future home. Mr. O. G. Rhode spent Sunday and Monday, the 12th and 18th instant, with his sons, Messrs, Wyatt and Sam Rhode, at Riverside, S. C., where they are working. Riverside is situated fifteen miles below Green Pond on the Coosaw River, 1 just above Field's Point, where the Charleston Lumber Co. has one large mill running and is putting up another which they hope to have ready by the first of June for work. The company is building a railroad from Riverside to 1 Green Pond. They have seven or eight 1 miles of track laid. They are talking of 1 building from Coosaw to Columbia, S. C. There was no preaching at Zion on 1 Sunday, as Rev. T. L. Belvin was in at- 1 tendance at the quarterly conference at ] Ehrhardt. Misses Lillie Brownlee and Mamie < Miley, of Little Swamp, worshipped at t Zion Sunday. They were guests of Miss Bettie Steedly. t POISONS IN FOOD. \ Perhaps you don't realize that many , pain poisons originate in your food, some day you may feel a twinge of dyspepsia ? that will convince you. Dr. King's New i Life Pills are guaranteed to cure all sickness due to poisons of undigested food? or money back. 25c at all drug stores in s Bamberg; Felder & Matthews, Denmark. J Try them. i * * - ' i"Xc* Senator Tillman at Home. Columbia, February 19.?Senator Tillman reached his home at Trenton today, after a brief stay in Philadelphia, nnder treatment of specialists. ThePhiladelphia physicians confirmed the diagnosis of his personal physician, Dr. J. W. Babcock, that Senator Tillman is suffering from grippe poisoning, affecting one of his Qerves. The throat trouble from which the Senator suffered last winter has been entirely relieved, and the specialists agree that the Senator's general condition is excellent, but he will not return to Wash ington daring this session of congress, being advised to rest for a while. GRAVE TROUBLE FORESEEN. It needs bat little foresight, to tell that when your stomach and liver are badly affected, grave trouble is ahead, unless you take the proper medicine for vour disease, as Mrs. John A. Young, of Clay, N. Y., did. She says: "I had neuralgia of the liver and stomach, my heart was weakened, and I could not eat. I was very bad for a long time, but in Electric Bitters, I found'what I needed, for they quickly cured me." Best medicine for weak women. Sold under a guarantee by all drugggists in Bamberg and Felder & Matthews, Denmark. 50c a bottle. > ?Must Return for Trial. Green and Gaynor, who swindled the United States government out of several thousand dollars in connection with work of the improvement of the Savannah river, will be returned to this country to stand trial. They went to Canada and successfully resisted all attempt^ at extfaditing them, and this was dohe, it is said, by the liberal use of the money they stole. An appeal being taken to the privy council, that body decided the men must be given up. Low Bates via Southern Railway. The Southern Railway gives below a few special low excursion rates to the following points: To New Orleans, La., Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla. One first-class fare plus twenty-five cents for the round trip from all coupon stations. Tickets on sale March 1-6, limited to March 11th, 1905. May be extended to return March 25th, 1905, account of Mardi Gras. To Washington, D. C., Presidential inauguration. For civilians rate one firstclass fare plus twenty-five cents for the round trip from all coupon stations. For military companies and brass bands in uniform accompanying them in parties 90 or more on one ticket at one cent per mile plus arbilraries. Tickets sold March 2d and 3d, limited March 8th, 1905, but may be extended to March 18th, 1905. very low rates to other points now in effect. The Southern Railway is the best route to the above points, operating through Pullman and dining cars on all through trains. For full information apply to any agent Southern Railway, or R. W. Hunt, Division Passenger Agent, Charleston, S. C. Obituary. William H. Hungerford, the youngest son of Capt. John P. Hungerford, born at New Port, Florida, died at Coltimbia, 8. D., February 18,1905, of general paralysis, aged 54 years. Interment at Springtown cemetery, near Bamberg, S. C. Sisters, Jesus said to Mary and Martha: "Thy brother 8hall rise again." 1 May God bless- and comfort the two sisters and relatives and friends. J. H. STouDEifMiBE, Bamberg, S. C. Cotton Growers Meet. * Last Saturday was the day for holding conventions at the court house in each county for the purpose of taking action along the line of reducing the acreage in cotton and the amount of fertilizers. At 12 o'clock a number of representative farmers from several sections of the county Were present, township meetings have been previously held J and delegates elected. The meeting was called to order by Clerk of Court C. B. Free, and a temporary organization effected by election of Hon. Jno. W. Crum, of Denmark, as president, and J. D. Felder, of Bamberg, secretary. The names of the delegates were then enrolled, after which Capt. D. H. Rice, of Olar, was elected vice-president, and C. B. Free, treasurer, the other temporary officers being made permanent. The object of the meeting and the purpose of the association were explained in strong speeches by C. B. Free, D. H. Rice, t r? w "R Snann. J. H. Fender. U JLSm JLWV4V<A, TV , Jno. W. Cram, and others. A motion was made to adopt the pledge recommended by the national association, but this was rejected. It was moved and carried that the acreage in cotton be reduced to eighteen acres to the plow, also to reduce the amount of fertilizers twenty-five per cent. Those who were holding cotton pledged themselves to continue to hold it, subject ;o the action or recommendation of the , lational association. Jno. W. Cram and C. B. Free were , jlected as delegates to the State conven- ( ion in Columbia. I The meeting then adjourned, subject to j he call of the president. 1 Those present seemed to be in earnest ibout this matter, and as many of our argest planters were present, it is safe to lay that the cotton acreage in this county j vill be materially reduced this year. \ The postmasters of South Carolina held < i convention in Sumter last week. Dr. ! r. F. Ensor, postmaster at Columbia, was < e-elected president. < . }, ' : y v; STATE COTTON GROWERS. Committee on Finance Appointed and Officer* . ? Chosen at Columbia. Columbia, Feb. 21.?All but two coon- ' ties of the State are represented here today at the cotton growers' convention*. Much enthusiasm is manifested. : ^ Ex-Senator John L. McLaurin fired the big gathering to a high piteh of enthusiasm in a ringing speech. . - .y*,.:V% E. D. Smith, of Lee county, was' elected president and made a strong speech, re* - ? viewing the movement. Mr. H. B. Tindtf, of Greenville, was elected vice president. < 0 F. H. Weston, of Colombia, was elected | secretary and F. H. Hyatt, treasurer. . % A committee on finance was appointed \ : to carry ont Mr. Hyatt's plans for a regu- & ^ far bureau of information., The membership of the body is made up of leading financiers, farmers and V " merchants who are unanimously in favor . ^ of the New Orlean's constitution. A Great Work Among School Boys. We have just ended the happiest weekY <;1 work that has been known in the exist* M ence of the Carlisle fitting School. Not in the class room, or on the campus, but with the salvation of oar souls. The boy* < v| with the help of a noble teacher have jnat;' 3?j finished a revival which met with great * success in the future destiny of our souls. The Sunday before this meeting the Y. M. C. A. met with six members and the following Snndav we met and reornn* - c ized with thirty two active members. We haven't an associate member, bat every. -1 one is taking an active part in the associ* ation. As a body of young men we' are ' not ashamed to accept Christ as oar'-v*^ Savior and to tell the story to others. We are looking forward to a good base ball team, composed of Christian young men* which is very seldom known of. Respectfully, U. V. MiLiicwr, Cor. Sec. T. M. C. A. Smallpox In Town. ?V;1 Tuesday it was discovered that Henry Walker, a negro who had been employed ; f at Mr. N. B. Fetter's grocery store as porter, had a well developed case of ' smallpox. The board of health at once took prompt measures. A yellow flag . :;jj was put up at the house he occupies and > : f a rope drawn around the premises. A . strict quarantine of the house is bring maintained, and no one is allowed to go in or ont exceot theatlendineohvsieiane. ^ ^ Guards are on dnty night and day. There ; ; Is no scare over the case, but some people '' % are being vaccinated, which they should Vr h have attended to long ago. Walker went up towards Barnwell a. week or so ago on a trip, and it is sup- . ^osed he contracted the disease while away, as smallpox has been and still bj&^f|i that community. There have been no cases here in several years untH this one, V and no other cases are likely to grow out of this. The house in which Walker lives is not situated in a thickly settled part of thetown, and no spread of the disease IsM 1 apprehended. . . Death of Mrs. H. E. Finger.. ; Mrs. H. E. Finger died at the Cope Hotel in this city last Monday morning at an early hour, aged 78 years, after an illness of about two weeks. The burial took place at South-end cemetery Tuesday morning. On account of the inclement weathe^hie^ services were conducted in J^hotelparlors by. Revs. W. T. Duncan and J. B. Holly. The pall-bearers were: H. C. Folk, Jno. H. Cope, Miles J. Black, V. J. Hartzog, R. L. Risber, A. W. Knight, B. D. Bronson, and A. C. Griffln. ' Mrs. Finger was a lady of most lovable / ^ disposition and exemplary Christian :^ character. She was the widow of the _' . ^ Rev. John Finger, for many years a min- ' >^g ister in the South Carolina conference, ( who died June 5th, 1884, and who is / ^ buried at Williamston. She wu born ^ near Morganton, N. C., February 22, 1827, and was married to Mr. Finger > / < October 5th, 1858. Only two children survive her. One Is Prof. J. A. Finger, who has been principal J| of the Courtenay graded school' in Charleston for many years, and Mrs. J. A. #3 Mordangh, of this city, who has bean a successful teacher in the graded schooL .?? here for a long time, she now having ' ^ charge of the third and fourth grades. % Space will not permit us to speak of the many lovable traits of character of this good woman. She made her home with her daughter in Bamberg and her ^ son in Charleston, being here inuch of the time. For nearly two years the writer lived at the hotel, and an intimate ' ? * i j nt.j. i Knowledge 01 ner, aanu u?sn aim viuu> tian character was afforded us. In sickuess,although feeble,she was a ministering ^ngel, and we shall always remember her deeds of kindness in times of trouble. She has gone to a well-earned rest, and tier life gi?es strength to those who desire the better part. Sulphur Hives Health. Thousands seek tonic, healthf dl bathing in natural sulphur springs. The same results are found at home with Hancock's -:d Liquid Sulphur, nature's greatest germicide. Cures blood and skin diseases. ,$ family remedy. 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