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Vg "- * " ? . .. .' / " w \ - \:ff, ?THE BAMBERG HERALD. HI r =? Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1905 ' One Dollar a Year rri| SHE STOLE A HUSBAND. f Miss Laura Percer, 22 Years Old, Elopes With 17 Year Old Boy. The usual order of things was reversed 1 last Sunday as Miss Laura Percer, the 22 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Percer, who live on North Caldwell street extension, stole away with young Ernest Tomberlin and married the youth. The youthful husband is the son of Mr. and | Mrs. W. James Tomberlin, who are very wrathy over the matrimonial episode. ( It is an interesting story. It seems that Miss Percer and Tomberlin had been * * spoony for some time, but owing to the difference in their ages, their friends'did i ; aot regard the spell seriously. However, Sunday morning Miss Percer, who is the undisputed head of the family, took mat* flho BAT.nrAd A ttlmOUt. pC WW 1U UCi UOUUOt wuv f f- v; drove by for him who was to become her younger half, and hied away to the South Carolina line. In the natural course of (i,v events 'Squire Bailes received his fee and pronounced his blessings upon the couple. & " Upon their return the bride naturally took her husband to her parents' home, where they reside. It is understood that . the parents of the husband have not yet ^ K let their wrath cool and the young man Ihas not yet dared visit his people.?CharI lotte Observer. fj.- ; . All Want to Bald the Treasnry. Washington, December 14.?Reprei sentative Lever today introduced, a bill to k appropriate $100,000 to build a federal ^ building at Sumter. Tomorrow Repre sentative Patterson will introduce a bill H to build a postofSce and custom house H at Beaufort and another providing for Wf the holding of federal court at Aiken. P V These are about all the new district and federal building developments for today, 1 ( except mat solicitor v. n.. ucU>; f to Represent the claims of Chester as one" ; of the places for holding court. Rock Hill has been practically decided npon finally and it seems that Chester ; ' will have to content itself with that < $75,000 jostoffice, which both Messrs. Latimer and Finley have proposed and introduced bills for. Mr. Henry saw several members of the delegation today. ] Mr. Lever also introduced today a bill to pay $900 to the German Lutheran j church of Orangeburg. The Yankees ^ burned it down. This same bill was int troduced in last congress and got a favorable report. Mr. Patterson will introduce several other bills tomorrow, one to increase the salaries of rural free delivery carriers to $1,000; another to clean out ; the Salkahatchie river up as far as Barnwell; another to establish an agricultural , experiment station in the Second district ; . . - and another to establish a fish hatchery in South Carolina. Promotions on the Staff. K35?-.1 Avr'mntTi December 15.?Col. Alta moot Moses was a member of Governor Hey ward's personal staff. In view of bis Jlpl death Governor Heyward has asked Col. , W. G. Smith, of Orangeburg, to accept the position made vacant by the death of ^:~ .CoL Moses, of commissary general. Col. Kg?* Smith, of Orangeburg, has already been on Governor Hey ward's staff. W To fill the vacancy on the staff Governor Heyward has appointed Mr. William Banks of Columbia. This is a fine tribute to one of the best and ablest yonng newspaper men in the State. Mr. < |||p; Banks is uState House man," among 1 other things, and during his term of office the governor has been thrown into intik* : mate relations with Mr. Banks. Mr. Banks has been on the staff of The State ' for many years, 4nd has done a great deal ^ of superb work as a newspaper writer. A PERILOUS AERIAL FLIGHT. | Chicago Electrician Has an Exciting Experience In Airship. y Chicago, Dec. 16.?With the daring of i Kv..<:^im#n who faces death for the mere exft., citement of it, Horace B. Wilde, an elecr trician of Chicago, yesterday, for the r f -; first time in his life, made a flight in an | airship. He soared to a height of 2,600 ' feet above the ground. After a series gf' of thrilling experiences he returned to ^ ' the earth safely three miles from where ^; he started on his trip in a machine which f v never had been tested before. x r *. The trip through the air at the heighth v of half a mile was made under difficulties. & Wilde's greatest peril was the danger of > losing his hold on the machine on acP - count of the cold. Twice his numb fing:r; ers slipped from their grasp of the frame |; of the ship, and twice he caught himself by hooking his heels into a beam. The trip was made after several attempts covering a period of three weeks. I- When the big airship sailed away the crowds cheered and Wilde waved his hand gleefully. For a time all went well, the dirigible machine moving to the f. south smoothly. Then the engine operating the propeller stopped because the pjci, supply of gasoline was exhausted. With fx ; that came to the airship man the realization that he was going higher and higher .and had no means of propelling the ship U V in direction of the earth. Wilde, in a frantic endeavor to escape destruction, I v climbed into the network of the gas filled bag above him and holding on with the - fingers of one hand almost frozen, with teeth unfastened the cord that held the escape valve, permitting the gas to escape ? and the balloon to settle. 11:'.' 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. Salada has joined the ranks of antidispensary counties. The dispensary was voted out of that county Tuesday by a good majority. President Benjamin Sloan, of the South Carolina college, has tendered his resignation, he having reached the age limit, but the board of trustees will not accept it. Mr. L. J. Jones, postmaster at Lodge, Uolieton county, was ineu in me ?j uncu States coart in Charleston last week on the charge of fraudulently cancelling stamps, and was acquitted. Pomaria, one of the most prosperous towns in Newberry county, was almost destroyed by fire last Thursday morning. The loss is $50,000 or more, most of the business houses being burned. The business men's league of Orangeburg has contributed $500 to the Orangeburg Collegiate Institute, a Baptist boarding school in that city. It is proposed to raise $10,000 as an endowment fund for the school. The monument erected to the late N. G. Gonzales was unveiled in Columbia last week with appropriate exercises. The address was delivered by Dr. S. M. Smith, pastor of the first Presbyterian church of Columbia. Judge D. A. Town sen d's term as Circuit Judge having expired he has resumed the practice of law at Union. D. E. Hydrick, of Spartanburg, has been sworn in as Judge, he being elected by the legislature at the last session. The celebrated Farnum papers were turned over to the State Supreme Court last Monday. They fill a large trunk, and the judges of the court will examine them privately. Then they will decide whether any or all of them are to be turned over to the dispensary investigatine committee. An election was held on the dispensary question in Fairfield county last week, and the county decided to keep the dispensary by a small majority. Fairfield is the second connty to retain the dispen- 1 pensary, Florence being the first. In all i other counties where elections have been ( held the people voted out the dispensary. , The bill providing for a new Federal , judicial district in this State has been again introduced in congress. Senator 1 Latimer has introduced a bill in the Senate providing for appropriations for the , erection of public buildings at Anderson, Chester, ana Greenwood, also to enlarge an<H improve the postoffice building in Greenville. One of the ledgers of the Union cotton < mills, which mysteriously disappeared from the offices of the company, ana for the return of which unmutilated a reward was offered, was found last week upstairs in the store of the mill company at Union. But a number of pages had been cut out of the ledger, and these pages contained accounts which were important. Last Friday morning at Gaffney, Milan Bennqtt and Abbott Davison were shot and killed by George Hasty. Bennett was instantly killed and Davison died the next dav. Hastv was one of the proprietors of a hotel at Gaffney, and the two dead men were members of a theatrical company. They claimed Hasty had insulted two lady members of the company, and while discussing the matter he palled his pistol and commenced firing. Hasty claims self-defense, saying one man had a knife. The sympathy of the people of Gaffney is with the dead men, and the killing is condemned. A hearing was had before Jndge Watts at Cheraw last Saturday in the matter of a new inqnest over the body of R. K. Dargan, of Darlington. The Fidelity Mutual Insurance Co., of Philadelphia, which had a policy of $25,000 on the life of Dargan, has declined to pay the , claim, and brought the action to require the coroner of Darlington county to hold a new inquest, claiming that the inquest held over the body of Dargan was irregular and insufficient. Judge Watts declined to grant the order, but gave the right to renew the motion at any time. It is stated that the insurance company will 1 resist the payment of the policy unless another inquest is held. Dan Murphy is back in the South Carolina penitentiary again. Last week Su- , perintendent Griffith, of the penitentiary, Mr. G. B. Kittrell, of Orangeburg, and Corporal W. E. Hardy, of the penitentiary 1 guard, went to Swainsbom, Ga., and positively identified the man in jail there as n?n Mnmhv. At first he denied his iden-1 tity, bat later he confessed that he was Murphr and told the story of his escape from the penitentiary and what he had been doing since. He seemed to be glad to get back to Sooth Carolina, for he says he Is tired roaming aroand and expects sooner or later that his innocence will be established. He still denies that he mardered Treasurer Copes. Too Far From the Market. Soon after the Civil War, Gen. Rafus Ingalls, United States Army, visited a friend in the South. Taking a walk one morning, he met a boy coming up the river with a fine string of fish. "What will you take for your fish?" asked the general. "Thirty cents," was the reply. "Thirty cents!" repeated the general in astonishment. "Why, if you were in New York you could get $3 for them." The boy looked critically at the officer for a moment and then said scornfully: "Yas, suh; en I reckon if I had a bucket of water in hell I could get a million for it." IN MAD CHASE. Millions rush in mad chase after health when one extreme of faddism to another, from, if they would only eat good food, and keep their bowels regular with Dr. King's New Life Pills, their troubles would all pass away. Prompt relief and Uttah f K/Ntl Vwl o qui^a. V/Uic lui ouu onuuiavu uuuuig. 25c at all druggists in Bamberg; Felder & Matthews, Denmark; guaranteed MURDERER OF TREASURER CORES. ? A Man Now Under Arrest in Swainsboro, Ga., Supposed to be Murphy. S Columbia, December 14.?After thereport to Governor Heyward that the man ^ under arrest at Swainsboro, Ga., who is wanted to serve the balance of his life sentence for killing Treasurer Copes, a guard was sent to identify the man. Mr. Roberts, who was the guard detailed, reported that the man in Swainsboro was not ? Murphy From what some of the people in Orangeburg heard and read they were ? ? a r _ T* 11 i C1 not sausnea, air. i*. n. jvuireu, wuu was a friend of Mr. Copes, sent a photograph of Murphy to the sheriff at Swainsboro, and the sheriff advised Mr. Eittrell that the photo and the prisoner are identical. ^ This fact was reported to Governor ^ Heyward, and at his request Mr. Kittrell ? will go to Swainsboro with Capt. Griffith, Superintendent of the State penitentiary, and another guard, who is familiar with t( Murphy. It is thought that this guard, * Capt. Griffith and Mr. Kittrell ought to t( be able to tell whether the man under ar- ? fl rest in Swainsboro is D. C. Murphy or not. Mr. Roberts reported that the prisoner was not Murphy, and until Mr. Kit- f1 trell took it op by photograph, that seem- 0 ed to be the end of the matter.?A. K. in News and courier. di r ei Law Obeyed in Orangeburg. o' Branchville, December 13.?Last ai night William Livingstone, a negro about tt eighteen years of age attempted to crimi- ai nally assault Mrs. J, F. Myers, a respect- K able white woman living in the lower part ^ of this county near Reevesville. The M negro would probably have accomplished B bis purpose, had it not been for the inter- K ference of Mrs. Myers' husband who hap- G pened to be on the place at the time. Mr. er Myers got his gun and fired at the fleeing Jc negro, but only hit him with one shot, m which did very little or no damage. As K 3oon as the report was circulated dozens m of the neighbors gathered and made a th search for the negro, who was found in sometime during the night. It is said ar there was considerable talk of lynching, but Mr. Myers requested that the law be te: allowed to take its course, and the negro was brought here and turned over to the C< town authorities. At the preliminary H this morning the negro pleaded guilty m and was taken to the Orangeburg jail this afternoon by Constable Byrd. Much credit is due Magistrate J. S. Dukes and Constable C. D. Reeves for the safe deliv- P* ery of the prisoner. ? m in Belieyes in Col. T. C. Duncan. w Capt. J. T.Douglass, senator from Union, is in the city on legislative committee Si work. Sitiing in one of the offices in the State capitol yesterday he stated his sin- et cere belief in the unflinching nerve of Col. T. C. Duncan. "The only way you fii can keep him down is to break his neck," bi said Senator Douglass, "and his neck is not broken yet. I am reliably informed sc i? 1.k? fanr rloiro ho ho? mnnnpH ILI&C 111 tUC lOOV itn uojfg wv mmw * ww .v bis fortune to the extent of half a million fr dollars in cotton, and it is my belief that dj he will yet come out on top."?Columbia m State. H Called to Save Postage. She had a quarrel with her best young re man and in winding up the affair wrote 1ft him a letter which called for a reply. After he had abashed himself on paper, H she intended to forgive him, but as the 1ft reply had not come at once she retired Bi to her room for the usual feminine cry. 1ft Presently the bell rang, and as the maid G was enjoying her night out she dried her D tears hurriedly, scrambled her hair into shape and opened the door. There stood pi the young man. to "Come in," she said, rather ungracious- er ly, thinking that she could not be very gi dignified under the circumstances. "I wasn't looking for you," with the accent C; on the "you." M "Oh, I thought Fd come instead of fi< writing and save a stamp. You're always ? telling me to practice economy." As this was true she had to forgive him. h Masonic Election. At a regular meeting of Union Lodge, " No. 247, A. F. M., held on Saturday, the g 9th instant, the following officers were q elected and installed to serve for the en- g suing year: J. C. Kinard?W. M. J. C. McMillan?S. W. G. J. Hiers?J. W. G. L. Kinard?Treasurer. C. R. Clayton?Secretary. ^ J. A. Chassereau?S. D. M. A. Kinard?J. D. ? gj J. C. Harvey and J. F. Copeland, Stewards. J C. F. Carter?Tiler. Ehrhardt, S. C., December 15,1905. M ? R A jury in Seattle has decided that a dog R has a right to bite a man in self defense, K relates the Portland, (Ore.) Telegram. This is an interesting verdict. It appears that a dog bit a piece out of a man's leg, and the victim sued the owner of the dog H for $10,000. The defense was that the te dog would never have bitten the man if tr he had not been provoked to do so, and di that as he was provoked to do so the dog re was standing quite within his rights in in biting the man. The defense was upheld h< and aog and owner alike ought to be hap- m py. Many other cases of a similar nature as have been brought before, but this case is tt said to be the first time that the jury has bf taken this point of view. 5( 0UNTRY NEWS LETTERS OME INTERESTING HAPPENING*! IN YARIOUS SECTIONS. ews Items Gathered All Aronn< the County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhabdt, December 18.?Contracto [oore, of Walterboro, was up one da; ist week, measuring out the ground fo le bank building. A few bales of cotton coming to towi no?w nnolr nnthinf. Tcnrth montinnini ' VIJ T? WAf UVVUAUg nVAVU owever. Prices range from 11 cents t< I 3-8 cents the pound. Dr. J. H. Roberts will leave us nex ear. He has a fine position with a com any near Rock Hill. We all regret t art with him, but wish him success ii is new field of labor. There is to be a show of some kind ii )wn this week. Haven't seen any o le show bills, so can't say any thing a ) the nature of same. The children are all talking abou anta Glaus, and what he will bring them hey all say they hope he will not ge ck, so he will be able to come am ring their presents. Invitations are out for the fifth annua ance in Dannelly's hall on Tuesda; rening, December twenty-sixth, at nim clock. The young men of this placi :e doing all they can to make it the bes tat this town has ever bad. Committee e as follows: On invitations: H. A earse, G. ?. Ritter, ?. A. Brabham, an( r. M. Walker. On arrangement: G. L icMillan, J. 0. Ritter, W. D. Sease anc ert Dannelly. On reception: 0. E earse and J. Smith. Senior committee . L. Kinard and G. B. Kearse. Chapones: Mrs. G. L. Kinard, Mrs. G. W snny, and Mrs. J. F. Chasserean. Flooi anagers: W. H. Ritter and B. V earse. They have procured the Metz ilitaryband of Charleston tQ furnish e music for the occasion. All are sparg no efforts to make the dance pleasant id enjoyable by all who attend. Rev. T. L. Belvin went last week to atnd conference. The directors of the Ehrhardt Banking jmpany have selected Mr. Conrad artz as their cashier. His assistant hai >t been selected yet. Jee. Country Correspondence. Tough weather we are having to pre ire ror oia aania uiaus. We are sorry to report Mrs. J. W. Hi! t bed with chills and fever. Hope sh< ill soon be better. Miss Alma Sandifer spent Satorday anc an day with her parents in onr midst Dr. W. A. Hanberry, and son,' Everte, spent Sunday at Mr. 0. P, Jordan's Master Winfred Bishop mashed hit ngerreal badly last Monday with hi cycle. Mrs. L. E. Hiil, of Bamberg, is at he: >n's, Mr. J. W. Hill. Miss Minnye Lee Ayer came hom< om the 8. C. C. I. Friday, for the bolilys. We hope each and every reader i erry Christmas and happy New Tear. onor Boll Denmark Graded School First grade?Virginia Hutto, Eva Kash, Annie Tant, Mand Creech, Kistle: rarren, Grady Garris, Bernard Faost. Second grade?Nell Beckham, Walke: artzog, Homer McNeely, Earl Cain rillie Califf, Helen Millhonse, Elizabetl rnz, Abram Hallman, Charlie Arledge rolsey Kearse, Agnes Goza, Marshal illam.Fred^Hooker, Jessie Folk, Elizt arnell. Gary Kearse, Counts Smoak. Third grade?Bettie Beckham, Jose line Fanst, Mattie Creech, Gary High wer, Virginia Faust, William Hightow , Lillie Hallman, Herbert Driggs, Mag e Seymour, Roy Hartzog. Fourth grade?Hardy Tant, Wildoi ain, Ira Garris, Tindal Califf, Von Etti ilhouse, George Hallman, Stanwiz May jld, Heyward Goza, Emory Hooker ulee Ellzey. Fifth grade?Martha Ray, Roy Tyler ouis Clark, Claudia Nix, Elmo Stead an, Annie Collins, Ernest Seymour ois Ray. Sixth grade?Boyce Steadman, Blanch art on, Olive Pearson, Ruth Seymour ecil Ellzey, Gladys Milhouse, Henrj ay, John Smith. Seventh grade?David Felder, Leoi etz, Marion Riley, Walter Rice, Willian [ayfield, Emmett Gillam, Christian Folk !ary Hightower. Eighth grade?Alma Folk, Ed Baxter arry Wroton, Ruth Ray, Mclver Ray. Ninth grade?Alma Pearson, Elber ;eadman, Randal Gillam, Alvin Riley. Tenth grade?Lillian Nix, Gertrud< iley, Lynn Goolsby, Julia Zorn, Edni teadman. Distinguished?Fitz Hugh Cox, Johr artin, Frank Creech, Floride Garris uth Guess, Azile jnix, aaaeiie uuess uby Guess, Alma McNeely, Lotti< earse. FURIOUS FIGHTING "For seven years," writes Geo. W, off man, of Harper, Wash., "I had a bit r battle, with chronic stomach and live] ouble, but at last I won, and cured mj seases, by the use of Electric Bitters. J commend them to all, and don't intenc i the future to be without them in the Duse. They are certainly a wonderful edicine, to have cured such a bad case i mine." Sold, under guarantee to dc te same for you, by all druggists in Bamjrg; Felder & Matthews, Denmark; al )c a bottle. Try them today. NEW YEAR'S WISHES. ___ , Ideas of a Prominent South Carolinian Best M * for the State. Columbia, Dec. 19.?Several days ago 1 a prominent South Carolinian said if he in had any special New Year's wishes that aj he would like to see transpire for the la r good of the State they were: b< y First?Life tenure of all judges, with a la r salary of $5,000 each. ti Second?Absolutely no exemption o fwr\TT* T"TT Antrr avAant 1 oTrrrflrfl and hot? rr 1 11U1U J Ui J UUVJ J ACinjWB, vtuv* UJ ter juries. ai 3 Third?Punishment, absolutely no fay- T oritism towards anyone defrauding an si t estate or issuing false statements on X i- which money is received. This is for h 0 the industrial health and prosperity of a Q the State. t< Fourth?Fairness in taxation; no dis- n Q crimination between corporations and n >f citizens, cities and country. c< a Fifth?Fewer elections. b This is a brief enough list of New fa t Year's wishes. i. There is a great deal of meat and meanit ing in what this New Year wisher has to 1 say. to ? o Preacher Called. it At a meeting of the Baptist congrega- d Y tion held last Sunday for the purpose of r, 0 calling a pastor, Rev. A. J. Foster, of & B Louisville, Ky., was tendered the position p, 1 and has accepted. Mr. Foster came here tj 3 and preached for the congregation last d< " Sunday, and the result of his visit is that tb I 1 he will be pastor of the church for the re coming year. He will come here in a I few weeks to take up the work, and will - probably assume the-pastorate about the : second Sunday in January. His family St ' only consists of himself and wife, and they will board at Mr. G. W. Garland's, so next door to the church. all Mr. Foster is a native of Kentucky, and an : has had charge of a church in Louisville 1 for several years. He conducted a meet- gli ' ing at Blackville and Healing Springs a dii ' few years ago, and was known to some tu people in the community before the oc' casion of his visit last Sunday. co a I ; Death of Mrs. Ogilvie. m, L Allendale, Dec. 16.?Died at her home ca J near Allendale on Thursday evening last, Mrs. Sallie M. Ogilvie, widow of. the late dc Dr. John W. Ogilvie. Mrs. Ogilvie died of heart failure. She leaves two daugh- lo ters and a host of relatives and friends to bi mourn her loss. y< 1 3 ' A Phenomenon. A handy word much misused is "phe- so 1 nomenon." The London Globe once to * heard a man explaining its meaning to a tt friend. He did it as follows: "Now, if * yon see a cow in a meadow," he said, did- T 3 actically, "that's not a phinomeena*!lt'sa 3 pretty animal and what not, bat it ain't a g phinomeena. And if you see a thistle in p r a medler that ain't a phinomeena. "Nor,if you see a lark in a meadow, that 3 ain't a phinomeena. It's a pretty bird and what not, but it ain't a phinomeena. ci 1 But if you was to see that cow sitting 'on o! that thistle and singing like that iark, sc that would be a phinomeeda." His friend1 pi said, yes, he saw now. d< th r Season For Making Contracts. r All crops have been housed or market- Bi ed and the year's work is being rounded * up, which suggests the fact that labor "1 contracts for 1905 are about to expire, | and very soon farmers must lay plans and ^ employ hands for the new year. With cc each succeeding year the vexatious labor cc question has become more and more se- m rious?especially true for farm labor. This is due probably to two causes; the tb exodus of colored people to the various towns?thus creating a dearth of labor in "1 certain localities?and the increasing de- aI * sire of negroes to farm on their own account. p: As long as the laborer can bny a "plug" w mule or horse, guano and supplies?all 88 , on credit?and farm on his own account he will be loath to bind himself in a con, tract for a crop or wages. In this way ' the socalled lien law has been a potent e factor in demoralizing labor. 1 Under existing conditions?consider! ing the worthless character and the unreliability of labor?the wisest and safest . 1 course to pursue is to farm upon the in1 tensive plan; fertilize heavily and use all ^ the labor saving machinery possible. In ' other words strive to secure a maximum ^ , yield with a minimum of labor. p t The Job Makes the Man. ^ President McKinley onoe had an ap- g 9 plicant for the post of minister to Brazil, ^ 1 who brought with him a petition signed y]i by 7,000 Chicagoans. It seems that he > was a picture framer, and as he went I about canvassing for orders he was in the habit of collecting signatures to his peti? ' J . "VT A W inlftff .n ^ nun. rrcsiucui iuwuiuicj luicucu ?v spectfully to the applicant, questioned ' him as to his qualifications, and finally "] r explained that before he could give the ei r matter serious consideration he would ^ I have to confer with the senators and g representatives from Illinois. cc I "You know that we have to select big ai ! men for these places," said the president ^ J kindly, as he bade his caller good-bye. gj j "Won't I be just as big as any of 'em pi if I get the job?" was the retort. be / A SUICIDE IN ROCK HILL . 1 r. Erwin Robinson Swallowed Carbolic Add and Turpentine. Rock Hill, Dec. 18.?Mr. Erwin Robison, a respected citizen of Bock Hill, ;ed about 50 years, committed suicide at night at his home here. He had een greatly depressed for some time and - . ':Jl ,te yesterday evening swallowed a mix* ire of one ounce of carbolic acid and one nnce of turpentine. It was about 80 tinutes before a physician reached him nd death followed ten minutes laterhe poison had been left On the premises ince last summer, when it was used by [r. Robinson in treating an injured * orse. It is supposed that he was hardly : : ^ ware of what he was doing when .he ,J>ok it. The deceased had lived here lany years, until recently conducting > leat market. He had been without occupation for the last four months. He een married twice and leaves a large . / ^|9j imily. Oljmpia Hill Will Pay Dividend. Chaeleston, Dec. 18.?At a meeting of le executive committee of the Olympie Dtton mill of Richland, held here today, was decided to resume the payment of / ividendsnext July. The mill has bees inning successfully for some time and s financial condition will pehnit of the lyment of dividends now, but it was lought best to defer the payment of divirnds until next July, after which time e stockholders will get their money gularly. No Deception, R. M. Ham, room clerk of the BeQevue^ ?-\4' % ratford, in Philadelphia, has an excel*' at collection of autographs. These he licited orally from his desk?they are I autographs of the hotel's patrons, saya exchange. "Yon can tell a distinguished man at * ^ ance," said Mr. Ham the other day. "A atinguisheded man has a look of dis- 'A lction. Appearance is never deceitful., ' ; "A friend of mine has a house in the untry. There came to his gate one day tramp of most dtrsepntable appearance A atted hair, dusty beard, red nose, mudked trousers and so on. " 'Well,' said my friend sternly, "what > yon wantf " 'Please, iir,' whined the tramp, Tni okin' for work. Have you any scrub* n,' washin1 or cleanin' of any kind that >u wish done?' "My friend smiled. "'How deceitful appearances are,' he id. 'Now no one would ever suspect >look at you that you would choose tat particular sort of work to do.' u 'Oh, I wouldn't sir,' said the tramp, t's my wife that Fm hozrtin' work foe."* 11 you want a higher grade baggy tan yon can find elsewhere,call at a. rank Bamberg's. . ? ? Too Long For Bma. At a political convention in a Western ty, says the Saturday Evening Post, two | ? the delegates were disco wing, in ade- ' iltory way, the religions affiliations of -ominent statesmen, when one of the legates, himself a Baptist, observed to e other delegate, who was a Methodist: / "I understand that William Jennings ryan has turned Baptist." "What!" exclaimed the Methodist, Yhy, that can't be!" ' 2 J "Nevertheless, it is true. "No, sir," continued the Methodist, revering himself, "it isn't true. To borne a Baptist one most be entirely imersed." "Yes; but what has that fact to do with e matter?" "Simply this/' returned the Methodist; If r. Bryan would never consent to dis>pear from pdbiic view so long as that!" Its value in sickness has been tried and ' S'% roves. In the home it is not safe to be * ithont it-SHAW'S PURE MALT. For de at the Dispensary. Conference Appointments. The Methodist conference of Sooth arollna has grown so that it takes en- - rely too much space to publish all the ppointments, so we can only publish lose of the Orangeburg District: Marion Dargan, presiding elder ; BamBrg, R.L. Holroyd; Branch ville, E. H. ' ^ eckham; Cameron, A. C. Walker; enm&rk, J. B. Traywkk; Edisto, 6. W, avis; Elloree, J. T. Macfarlane; Fort totte, W. L. Gault; Lapgley, C. M. eeler; Norway, J. A. Graham; Orange-* irg, St. Paul's, L. P. McGhee; Orangeirg mills, to be supplied by J. Hv nowles; Orangeburg circuit, A~B.' ratson ; Orange, M. F. Dukes; Boweslie, W. C. Owen; Springfield, J. L. yler; St. Matthews, J. E. Mahaffey; tvansea, G. W. Dukes. TORTURE OF A PREACHER. ? \ ?-?t in?a n if ? L'iie story 01 tonure 01 nev.v. u. iuootc, istor of the Baptist chtrtch, of Har- * >rsville,N. Y.,will interest yon. Hesays: ! suffered agonies, because of a persist- < r it cough, resulting from grip, i hat to . eep sitting up in bed. I tried many rem-' ; lies, without relief, until I took Dr. > i tog's New Discovery for consumption, ? mghs and colds, which cured my cough ; ( id saved me from consumption." A s and cure for diseased conditions of xoat and lungs. At all druggists in : imberg; Felder & Matthews,Denmark: ice 50c and $1.00, guaranteed. Trial > ittle free. -i ' ' ...... .i . : ; . A " ' c ' 1 y. K- -