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???A ??o{iJi?ftii-.t?h^-?iiiSl -u? otiiidr?fi?
proprisbd[t?v lilli ri?tir: neighbor 'Alio
haa ?uvcaRW; IdHa \?no; dr tuprai and
proiiilp??, if ti)i? tintenW would (Cori
scot, that Ue\woUId;glvo?-fch?ui prop
erty-enough to triake thcrii?olves arid
their other six Ohlldrch comfortable
tor life.j v: ,.; ...
"Which shall iiibeV ? Which shall it be?
. 1 looked afc John--John looked afc me,
A-nd when I found that 1 must speak,
My volco setimcd strangely low ami
''Tell me again what Hubert said;"
And then I listening, ben* my head,
This is his ?etfc?r:
I ; "I will give
. A house and land while y ou shall-li vc,
If, in return, strom out your seven,
Ono child to inc for aye ls given."
I looked at John's old garments worn:
I thought of all that he had borne,
Of poverty, arid work, and care,"
Which I, though willing, could not
I thought of seven young mouths to
Of seven little children's need,
And then of this.
"Come, John," said 1,
"We'll choose among them as they lie
Asleep," So, walking hand In hand,
Dear John and I surveyed our band,
First to the cradle lightly stepped,
Where Lillian, the baby, slept.
Softly tho,father stooped to lay
His rough hand down in a loving way.
When dreamor whisper made her stir,
And huskily he said: Hot her?"
We stooped beside the trundle bcd,
And one long ray of lamplight shed
Athwart the boyish faces there,
In sleep so beautiful and fair.
I saw on James' rough red check,
A tear undried. Ere John could speak,
"He's but a baby, too," said I,
And kissed him as wc hurried by;
Pale, patient Robbie's angel faco,
Still in his sleep bore suffering's trace,
"??o, for a thousand crowns not him,"
Ile whispered, while our eyes were
Poor Dick! bad Dick! our wayward
Turbulent., restless, idle one
Could he be spared? Nay. He who
Hid us befriend him to the grave;
Only a mother's heart could be
Patient enough for such as he;
"And so," said John, "1 would not
To take him from her bedside prayer."
Then stole we softly up above,
And knelt by Mary, child of love.
"Perhaps for her 'twould better be."
I said to John. Quite silently
He lifted up a curl that lay
Across her cheek in wilful way,
Aud shook his head, "Nay, Love, not
Thc while my heartbeat audibly.
Only one more, our eldest lad
Trusty and truthful, ^notl and glad.
So like his father. "No, John, rio;
1 cannot, will not, let him go."
And so wc wrote in courteous way,
Wc could not give one child away.
And afterward toil lighter seemed,
Thinking of that of which we dreamed.
Happy in truth that not one face
Was missed from its accustomed place:
Thankful to work for all the seven,
Trusting the rest to One in Heaven.
High PricoHarc I'rndictctl Kv cn With
a Large Crop,
In conversation on Thursday with
a Reporter of The State Mr. T. ll.
Wannamakcr, one of the largest cot
con dealers in this State made the fol
lowing prediction in reference tu Hie
cotton outlook: "One peculiarity
about the cotton business is that by
mutual consent all the men who are en
gaged in it, are permitted to enter
tain positive convictions and to cx
press thelr views nuitc emphatically
on all occasions, and should one's
judgment prove wrong ten times to
one that it is right, everybody ls ex
pected to see tile correct guess, and
never mention the prophecies that
failed to materalize.
"You have of course forgotten
those bearish views expressed by me
last fall, and I now rise to remark
that the developments in thc cotton
trade the present season have aston
ished everyone.
"Had it been admitted in the early
part of thc season that the crop
would approximate 11,000,000 bales,
it would have been conceded without
argument, that i) eon ts would be a
full price for cotton. We know that
the crop will fall very little short of
11,000,000, if it does not exceed it,
yet the consumption lias been on such
an enormous scale that we practi
cally have a famine, and strict mid
dling cotton is easily worth lil 1-2
cents, in spite of thc fact that mil
lions of spindles arc idle, as the re
sult of short supplies. This condition
makes the progress of the growing
crop of supreme interest to dealers
and spinners alike. There must he a
yield of eleven and a half million bales
of cotton in the minimum, or a con
tinued curtailment ol' consumption,
if prices are to be kept within reason
able bound:! the coming season.
"Thc acreage is tho largest on re
cord by probably, 'J to I per cent, and
thc consumption of fertilizers is also
greater than ever before. Abnor
mally low temperature and excessive
rains throughout thc belt, were very
unfavorable for cotton up to about
the middle of June. Since that time
however, the conditions have been
quite favorable, and with continued
good seasons and a late fall, a large;
crop may reasonably be expected.
The crop however is one to three
weeks late through tho entire belt,
and tiic citarices rather favor a mod
erate yield. Tlie crop is now passing
through a most critical period, and
the next six weeks will largely deter
mine thc yield. We must have plen
ty of moisture through the month ol
August, and should drought develop
over any extensive area, there would
bs a sensational advance in the new
crop months."
A Con f'CMHCil Murderer.
Harman Truman Coates, who was
committed to jail at Richmond, Va.,
for 10 days for drunkenness and who
his been wandering in tho south fdr
over a year, has confessed to thc po
lice authorities that ho ls a murderer.
The crime, according to his confession
v/as committed at Spring Valley, N.
Y., May ll?, 1?H)2, and thc victim was
Louis Hull of that town. A telegram
from Spring Valley received today
c ni li rms thc story. Coates says he
was horn in Patterson, N. J. Ile
posed as an umbrella mender while
Lightning struck S. J. Walters! s aw
mill, near Grand Hay, Ala.. Tuesday
affjefrioou, causing the holler to ex
ploit .-William Carter, Alfred Wash
ington and Lewis Johnson, negroes,
were killed. Calvin Forte, white was
badly scalded and will die. Two other
white men were less seriously injured.
TH? ?A|??;
?^lfefS?jr ?tijlp i'd Mdfee if u
profit Sttebc8?. xi
The Stato i'alr.iorHiioii Ia being an*
tlclpaicd already by tbosc in ohargo
and Hie .premium list has beeti Issued.
Thc Fair this year will bo from
October il to ?ctobcr :iO\ abd Iii that
time there will'bo a larger Variety of
exhibits here than there have been iii
recent years. The farmers of . the
State are taking a great interest in
the stock and poultry exhibitions aud
this line will bc a lull one.
Thc racing committee ls determined
tbat their feature at thc Fair will not
be the least. Columbia is particular
ly iuteicUed in horse llcsh just now
and the paddock at thc Fair grounds
is sure to be full this year when the
ponies are ready to run.
There will bc no carnival this year
by thc Elks, as the rule of the great
order now forbids such festivity, but
the Chamber of Commerce will en
deavor lo arrange an attraction and
street show that will eclipse thc one of
last year. There will bc side shows,
free band concerts, a lloral parado, a
confetti battle, ami a handsome ball.
Thc State ball will bc of course, the
premier social event of thc week, but
there are already proposed several pri
vate entertainments of an extensive
nature. The students of the South
Carolina College will give a german
and there will bc a cotillion also.
Thc secretary will open his oflicc in
Columbia on the first Monday preced
ing the Fair and will be ready to re
cord all entries. This year the gates
will be opened at 1) a. m. and the
building will bi closed at 5 in thc af
ternoon, thus diverting the attention
ol" the crowds lo the street shows in
the heart ol' the city.
All exhibit? must bo on thc grounds
on or before thc 2tlth of October. The
society will refund all freight charges
paid by exhibitors living in the State,
on exhibits raised or produced in South
Carolina, provided such exhibits are
shipped at the lowest reduced rate
and prepaid.
Thc Southern Express company,
from points within its territory, will
charge for laney poultry and pct stock
double merchandise rates, which must
be prepaid. Il* thc cor ti lichte of the
secretary is obtained that the same
has been on exhibition, no charge will
be made for return to original ship
ping point.
All exhibits sent ny freight or ex
press must bc prepaid and plainly
marked ".Secretary Slate Fair, Colum
bia, S. C.," and in addition must have
thc shipper's name and address on
them lo Insure their return. Unless
these Instructions aro complied with
the society will not undertake to re
turn the exhibits. Immediately after
shipping the exhibits notify the secre
tary and send him the bill of lading
j or express receipts, that all exhibits
may be looked alter with thc transpor
tation companies.
The ulllcers of the Fair association
for 11)0:1 are:
President-lt. 1'. Hamer, .Ir., Ha
President Pro Tem-.1. Wash Walts,
Mount ville.
Vice Presidents-A.T. Smythe, First
congressional district. Charleston; lt.
B, Watson, Second congressional dis
trlctllidge Spring;T. S. Ki nani, Third
congressional district, "Ninety-Six; .1.
Wash Walls, Fourth congressional
district, iMountville; .1. W. Dunno
vant, Fifth congressional district,
Chester: B. K. Williamson, Sixth'con
gressional district. Darlington; G. A.
Gulgnard, Seventh congressional dis
trict, Columbia.
Executive Committee--M. E. Don
aldson, (?reenville: A. Porter Haskell,
Columbia: .lohn I). W. Walts, Lau
rens; J. E. Wannamaker, St. Mat
thews: .1. E. Mobley, Wi un shorn; irc
dcll.Jones, Kock Hill: W. fi. Hinson,
Charleston; .J. J. Browning, Sedalla;
I?. M. Pegues, Cheraw: C. F. Moore,
Bcnncltsville; .1. II. Wharton, Water
loo: D. E. Ell rd, Lexington; J. W.
Dreher, Lowiedalc.
Secretary--A. W. Love, Chester.
Assistant Secretary-.1. M. Cauley,
Treasurer-A. Gamcwell LaMotte,
General Superintendent. - D. E.
Elird, Lexington.-The State.
An Alleged lO.vperi's Instruction to
Those ol' IJCHS Practico.
Thousands upon thousands of well
cdiicatcd people go through lite and
never learn the art of kissing, an ac
complishment in our experience worth
more than all thc learning of the
great Sanhedrim. Very true, people
do extract some pleasure out ol' a kiss,
but they never feel that blissful rap
lure that tingles and dances along
every nerve from the medulla oblon
gata to the very terminal of thc great
Every son of fallen humanity should
feel ?md know the ecstatic joy. The
following rule is freely given to all
those who have blundered over a sim
ple little kiss, lt is absurd lo think how
lew people perform kissing correctly.
All men of sentiment read carefully:
lt makes not a particle of difference
whether your giri is young or old,
homely or beautiful, low or tall, thick
or thin, the oidy absolute requisite is
love. To make the kiss a success she
must lend a helping hand and not
(lodge, or squeal as if she objected.
Not a word must be spoken. Never
be in a hurry-baste mars everything.
Put your right arin over her left
shoulder and clasp her right hand
with your left. The ?dght arm must
now slide slowly down her hack to
her waislo -but don't be in a hurry.
Send a little thrill down your arm,
and press ber doss to your heart.
Look lovingly into her eyes and bend
your bead till your lips almost touch
bers till you feel her soft balmy
breath. Let your mustache sweep
lightly across her lips by way of pre
liminary -but do not, hurry. Aim
fairly and lilt squarely. Let the four
lips come softly together and smack,
so to speak, into the sweetest homo
geneousness. Look tenderly inlet her
upturned eyes while every tendon,
muscle and nerve quivers with delight
and fancy bathes ber plumage in a
sea of bliss and soars through au at
mosph?re redolent of joy whercevery
passion and appetite inherited in
Adam's fall ls relined and pu ri lied and
all is swallowed up in love - and you
arc a nat ural born idiot if you hurry
i now.-- Johnnie C., in The Athenian.
Pointed Pnrhj'rnphH.
A well wisher is one who invests
his coin in oil lands.
Thc less wit a mau has thc more
others many appreciate it.
The will of thc people' disinherits
a good many candidates.
Eve's fondness for apples was a
mighty good thing for tailors and
T?.? ?mt Stopy bf. Younf? 6?u[H karb.
. Dnittii In Gcbt-i?in.
. ? young th?h . named (JleVeland
Woods from, this state iles In thc Jail
hospital hi Atlauta dangerously
wounded as a result of an attempt to
roh a drug store a day or so ago.
Wood and a professional crook named
Schmidt were seen to enter the store
and thc proprietor tired upon them,
wounding Wood severely. Schmidt
and Wood were both taken to jail and
the latter's father, who lives in Edge
Held, read of the alTair In the papers.
Mr. Wood ls a poor mau, having
eleven children, aud has a hard time
in making ends meet, but the ludles
of Atlanta hearing or his condition,
and feeling sorry for the boy who has
been lcd astray, have interested them
selves and will endeavor to keep the
buy out of tho penitentiary. Thc
Atlauta Constitution of Wednesday
in speaking of Mr. Wood's visit says:
When the story of L. E. Wood's
trip to Atlanta to see his burglar son
was read sympathy for the distressed
father caused several ladles to take an
interest in the case and they will assist
Wood in his efforts to get his son out
of trouble and take him back to his
home in South Carolina. The ladies
called at the tower. Wednesday morn
ing and were present when father and
son met. The jailor states that when
Wood saw his son, wouncicd and ill
and lying across a cot in thc Tower
hospital, and knew that he had hceu
shot down as a criminal and was held
as a felon, he broke down and wept
like a child.
"My son, my poor hoy." he cried
out, "was it for this that 1 held you
in my arms when you were a babe and
looked after you all these years?"
The prisoner turned his face away
from his grief-stricken parent, and his
eyes, too, were lilied with tears. Thc
ladies who went to thc Tower and
promised Wood to do what they could
to help him keep his son from a long
term in the penitentiary, stated that
they did not wish to bc placed in the
light of persons trying to thwart jus
tice,but believing young Wood was the
victim of an outlaw and a crook, they
wanted him to be given a chance to
"lt is for thc sake of his old father
and mother that we have interested
ourselves in the case," they said, "and
wc believe that boy, If given a chance
to return home, will never be caught
in such a scrape again." Wood is a
poor man and has a family of eleven
children, lie has very little money,
but says he will spend the last cent he
can raise ou earth to keep his son
from becoming a convict.
Unless Priced Improve Alon}- Will
Drop Hs Cultivation.
Tile Florence Limes says the pre
sent condition in the tobacco market I
has greatly depressed the tobacco |
farmers, and it is not to be wondered
at. If reports from other towns are
to be relied on few if any market ex
cept Florence has more than one
buyer, the representative of thc 1
American Tobacco company. Flor
ence has her usual crops, but prices]
here are nothing like what they- were
last year, which was a phcuominal
year. Last year, when tobacco was I
at the highest it had ever been known
in this section speculators laid in large
stocks which they cannot now unload.
The prices this year really ofter
speculators a good chance, but having I
been burned last year they keep their
lingers oil' of it. The Dilllon corres
pondent of the Columbia State writ
ing his paper says: The State's stair
correspondent Ina letter from Mullins
echoes the sentiment of this entire
section. Tobacco growers are simply
paralyzed. A single instance will
illustrate: A geutlemen who was in
terested in three barns of tobacco that
were sold by his tenants here ou last
Tuesday told your correspondent that
the harvesting, curing and marketing
of the lot of tobacco cost $?1U. The
net proceeds from the sale were S21
giving nothing for land rent, guano
nor time and labor expended during
thc long hot days and nights required
to make and harvest the crop. The
high prices of last season induced
many experienced farmers to try a |
barn or two; others increased their
acreage; a few, very few secretly let I
it severely alone, when they saw that ]
the market would practically be under
control the next season of the Ameri
can Tobacco company and it will bc
very hard if not impossible to in
duce such men to plant another hill
of tobacco. One such lesson as is now
in evidence is enough. With prices)
that would pay for thc cultivation of
tobacco liad become au important in-1
dustry, lt gave prolitable employment |
to thousand besides putting into cir
culation a large volume of cash at a
season when without it money has
been conspicuous for its absence. The
result will bc a return to the old
stand by-cotton-which snaps its I
lingers at trusts and combines and
has so far defeated everv attempt to
"corner it," and besides it's the lazy
man's crop. Ile can plant it any time
from March to June, go in the Held
occasionally and look at it promising
a working next week go fishing, hunt
ing or frolicing then knocked about
ita little and in spite ol'it all, it I
yields more than he generally gathers |
in by Christmas.
Tho Toy Pistol Peal.
Chicago has taken up in earnest thc
very important question of toy pistols.
Au ordinance ls pending in the coun
cil of thal city which is intended to
stop tlie use and sale of the pestiferous
little weapon by means of which hun
dreds of boys are killed every year. Ill
Chicago about I? deaths caused by
toy pistols hav? taken place since thc
Fourth of July, and others will doubt
less follow in Pittsburg about half as
many victims have perished in this)
manner In the small city of Wllkes
barrc, in thc anthracite coal region,
six fatal cases of lockjaw have beeu
traced to" this summer's crop of toy
pistol wounds. Cincinnati and Cleve
land have had thc same experience,
and so it goes through the country.
As thc toy pistols do no good any
where, there ought to be no doubt
about the passage of thc pending Chi
cago ordinance or the enactment of
like legislation in other places. At
best the pistols arc a public nuisance,
and at worst they cause terrible de
struction of lire Hoys who die of
lockjaw are in agony long before the
end of the deadly disease. Many of
them arc bright and promising lads,
and their lives are well worth saving.
Harsh measures are not alw ays best
-as thc woman who man ic.1, a man
to reform him ls apt to discover to
Iber sorrow.
+.' ;? lu ?tatGu ttihf ??D fsMd^ Vvi??
tallad.early sessio? of c?ntfres?jn Ko
Vcrflbt?r to discuta ?ud if rJosalb?o sc>.
tie the fluaoclal duesti?rj, Tbe.Prcsi
dent has been udnfitbblng frith tho
prominent members ot his. party for
months, sc .lng n solution for a:ques
tion, wbicu we have been told thous
ands or times was settled by the last
two presidential clectionii: When Mr.
W. J. Bryan declared that thc coun
try needed more money to conduct
the business bf ibo country, thc Re
publican party and their allies, the
gold bug Democrats,, insisted that thc
country was ubundantly^upplicd with
money for all needful purposes; Now
President. Roosevelt and tho leading
Republican politicians and papers aie
clamoring for a more clastic currency
to conduct thc business of the coun
try. The main question to be de
cided ls whether thc government or
the banks shall Issue tho new curren
cy. Those who seem to be posted on
Republican politics says there will be a
great battle over the matter, but we
will wager a last year's bird's uest
that the banks will win, and will be
given the right ol' managing thc finan
ces of this great country.
In commenting on this demand on
thc part of Republican politicians fer
more money, Mr. Bryan In The Com
moner well says: "lt is less than seven
years since wc were told, in tho cam
paign of 185)11, that we had plenty of
money iii thc country and did not
need any more. Since that time thc
volume ol money has been increased
over live hundred millions, and yet
money is still so scarce that thc jinan*
ciers insist upon tho loaning of all sur
plus money to the hanks in order to
keep business going-this, in addition
to thc asset currency defended hy thc
same arguments."
Speaking on the same line a Ne
braska banker says: "The silver dol
lar which we condemned bad nearly
lifty cents' worth of silver in it, bub
the asset currency which they pro
pose may he absolutely worthless. 1
left thc Democratic party to "protect
the country from bad money. Is'thc
Republican party going to reward me
with an asset currency, which ts In
finitely worse than silver?" This
banker evidently thinks that he has
been thc victim of misplaced confi
dence, and is honest enough to confess
The Augusta Chronicle says: Mean
while, the undigested and indigestible
securities are in dry dock and the
shrinkage of Wall street securities is
estimated at over one billion of dol
lars, oh thc stock exchange. The
New York merchants, hotel-keepers,
champagne dealers, jewelers, art sa
loon proprietors and captains of lux
ury are bewailing thc forced economy
af brokers' speculations and thc sorely
bitten rich, who spend freely when the
ioose honks high. Thc money ques
tion evidently is never settled. Like
the poor, it is always with us. Prcsi
1cnt Roosevelt may he monkeying
with a buzz-saw."
Stick tu tho DOCCOIH:
Medical Talk, a monthly publica
tion ol'Columbus, Ohio, is making a
hot light on the doctors. Wc do not
know what the circulation of the
journal ls hut lt has every appearance
of enjoying a large patronage and In
Ihicnce. Its object, as stated In an
editorial iu a recent issue is to give
thc people instruction in hygienc-ant:
medicine and keep them from allow
ing the doctors to make victims of
them in experimental ways. Itseems
that thc object is also to encourage
the use of patent medicines and dis
courage the employment of physici
Here is an extract f. ?ra one of its
editorials: "There arc many urgent
reasons why the people ought to
know what the doctors are doing.
They ought to kuow all about it. Un
like the lawyers and artists and chem
ists, the doctors are asking for legis
lation that vitally alTccts the home.
Thc day is past when thc people can
atTord to ignore what the doctors are
talking about and trying to do. The
doctors are asking for laws which will
give them authority to enter the home
and compel tho people to submit to
surgical operations to take medicine
that they arc unwilling lo use. Thc
doctors arc asking for laws which
would refuse burial to people who died
under thc trcatment'.of certain schools
or physicians until the services of the
coroner haye been called upon. The
doctors are asking for laws which
make it dilllcult, if not impossible for
people to obtain proprietory remedies
io which they have learned to have
confidence. In fact thc doctor has
entered the home forcibly and is un
dertaking to do by legislative enact
ment what he has found himself un
able to accomplish hy winning the
confidence of thc people. The regular
college made doctor has failed to con
vince the people that he ls any better
able to combat diseases than many
peoble who have not been to college."
The Florence Times says: "there
can he nothing in thc world more vi
cious or dangerous than people trying
to doctor themselves and their fami
lies with drugs the composition of
which they know nothing and th'? af
fect of which is thc riskiest experi
ment that could ho tried. We do not
condemn patent or proprietory medi
cines, but wc do think that they
should he used witli caution and only
when .somebody else in whom one can
have confidence has experimented
with them and learned their cll'ects.
Thc country is Hooded with proprie
tory medicines of all- sorts. Those
which establish themselves and win
thc confidence of the people have doz
ens of Immitations which arejoften
palmed oil' on the unwary, lt would
surprise the average citizen td know
how many patent medicine fiends
there were through tho country, peo
ple who ruin their health hy pouring
all kinds of new drugs into their sys
tem. There is hut one safe Way to
use drugs and that is under t he. di
rection of somebody who knows." If
you arc sick the i-'irest anti only safo
way is to stick to the doctors. They
have been with us for lo these; many
years, ?ind while, like tho balance of
us, they do not know, everything, they
are mighty handy to have '.about
when our loved ones are sick.
Milln Stint. Down. i
A dispatch from Whltthisvlllc,
Mass., says a large part of the cotton
manufroturing industry In that sec
tion will suspend operations on Aug.
1 for ono week with thc outlook1 point
ing to further gradual curtailment in
several mills after resumption bf work
on Aug. lt). Notices announcing the
shut-down were posted hy four'of thc
largest companies Thursday/ lt is
thought tho decision to close was hi
accordance with an agreement among
certain of thc New England mills
treasurers to decrease thc production
during August on account of thc
unfavorable cotton market.
A P'foHHiietit Alfc?li do???j' t?fiiie?
Takes IIIo oWn liI?U.
A dispatch from Aiken to Tho State
sayp. Mr. Arthur Wi Cushman shot
ahQ killed himself at his home, eight |
milos "northeast of Aiken, Friday ?
morning at 8 o'clock. Mr. Cushman
was one of thc most prominent men
in Aiken county and had hosts of
friends throughout the State. Ile ?
was a member of thc legislature from
18i)8 to i wo and was a candidate for
shedir of Aiken county in 1900. Be
ing defeated in this race he moved
his family to Texas, where he lived
about niue months and then returned
to his home county, whore he has been
farming ever since.
Mr. Cushman has been very despon
dent for sometime owing to several
(inaucial reverses. He was very am
bitious and could not bear defeat in
any manner. His family have known
for some time that he was continually
brooding over cither real or imaginary
troubles and they have watched him
closely and kept all Ure arms, etc.,
out of his way.
"Thursday one of Mr. Cushman's
sons went hunting and on returning
left his gun in his room. Friday
morning Mr. Cushman locked himself
In the room and wrote a note to Iiis I
family, giving instructions as io lils|
burial, and placing thc shotgun
against lils heart pulled thc trigger
and killed himself instantly.
Mr. Cushman has been very success
ful witli his farm and all thougbtj
that Iiis worries would case. Ile was
a man 51 vcars of age, liked by all
who knew him, and by lils dcatli
Aiken county has lost one of her
staunchest citizens. Mr. Cushman
Icaycs a wife, three daughters and
four sons, who arc all prostrated with
grief at the tragic death of the kind
and loving husband and father.
Mr. Cushman had threatened to kill
himself two weeks ago. At this time
lie stated that there was nothing else
to do. His confidant and friend talk
ed to him at thc time and tried to en
courage him, telling him that there
was no need to do violence to himself
as lie was doing well and could get all
the financial aid he needed, lt was
thought then that Mr. Cushman had
been dissuaded from his purpose, but I
tho result Friday morning shows that I
thc idea of self-destruction had taken
too firm a hold upon his mind.
Car I jowl ol' Stun" Taken Cl mr ?cc <>1'|
by (>Ulcers.
A special from Columbia to thc Au
gusta Chronicle says: llevenue officers
here seized a carload of corn whiskey
Saturday afternoon believed to have
been assigned to a local dealer. The.
seizure was made on request of thc
Collector of internal revenue of Geor
gia and will he held until an investi
gation now being made ls completed;
Thc stutl' passed through herc some|
time ago being consigned from Spen
cer, N. C., t(t Savannah, Ca., which is
the way local dealer? work, making
tile shipment interstate and safe from
thc hands of thc constables. The con
stables, however, got busy .with the |
internal revenue otllce in Georgia and
when tlic car came back Saturday thc
revenue ollloe herc was requested by
the Georgia olllce to hold tho car.
The dealer herc finding the car!
watched so closely had it billed to
Charlotte, N. C., but the train was)
stopped at mantling street station and
the car seized. 'It contained Kio kegs]
each holding 4 7-8 gallons of corn
whiskey valued at about $1.50 agal
l?n. Thc revenue olllcers herc will
hold it until the olllcers at Spencer,
i N. C., where thc car originated, as
certain whether the government tax
is paid or not and if not lt will bc con
fiscated. If it has been paid the stuff ]
will bc released, as thc government
has nothing to do with the state's]
law. Meanwhile the constables will
not lose sight of the car as long as it I
hv-in tills state and the local dealer is|
simply out a carload of whiskey.
Constable Cureton this morning re
ported to Chief Hammett that he had
(.seized thc distillery run by .1. D. Stan
sell In Pickcns county and about OOO j
gallons of whiskey. Stansell was
caught taking whiskey from the gov
ernment warehouse for illegal pur
poses and as the government gauger I
violated the law in letting him haye :
it, he will be prosecuted by tho United
States government.
A u ? us t l'or ;>~ Years.
Thc following data, covering a peri
od of .'12 years, have been compiled
from thc Weather Bureau records at
Charleston, South CaroJina, month of
August for 112 years.
Mean or normal temperature, 81 de
Tile warmest month was that of
1000, with an average of 8ii degrees.
The coldest month was that of 1874,
with an average of 78 degrees.
Thc bigness temperature was 100
degrees on August 4th, 180?.
Thc lowest temperature was 02 de
grees on August 10th, 187??.
Average date on which I i ist "kill
ing" frost occurred in auburn, Novcm
Iber 30th.
Average date on which last "kill
ing" frost occurred in spring, March
Average for tho month, 7.22 inches.
Average number of days with .01
of an inch or more, Bl,
The greatest monthly precipitation
was 10.18 inches in 1885.
Tlic least numbly precipitation was
0.40 inches in loot).
Tlic greatest amount nf precipita
tion recorded in any 2-1 consecutive
hours was 5.80 inches on August :toth
and Hist, 1885.
Average number clear days, 8; part
ly cloudy days, 10: cloudy days, 7.
The prevailing w\nCtA lia vc been
from thc Southwest, 20 per cent.
The highest velocity ol' the wind
was 9.U miles from thc Hast on August
28 th, IStKI.
Station: Charleston, S. C.
Date of issue: .Inly 2;t, lw:i.
L. N. Jesunofsky,
Local Forecaster, Weal her Bureau.
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Spartanburg, S. (j.
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the eyes, despondency, etc., often arc thc llrst symptoms of an lmpalrnicntof manly vigor, aud it
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the body arc Involved, and only nn expert should Ins entrusted with your case. Send for freu
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.JsTPIPT ll PP no cutting or dangcrons surgical operation. Improper treatment will result in serious injury. 1 give each case Indi vi 1- ?
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m m m I This disease lt the enlargement nt veins of the scrotum, which fill with stagnant blood, causing a constant drain upon
Vf ii ITlPPPPIP the vilnlltv. 11 weakens thc entire system nnd sum away all sexual strength. 1 eure thin disease with the B&me unl
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mUUU I UIOIIII bnnert failing hair, or any symptoms which you do not understand, ills important that you consult me nt once, and
r will toll vou frankly whether or lint you are ah unfortunate victim. I will guarantee to cure you without the usc of strong and injurious
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~_ . . ? _ My specialty also Includes nil other chronic diseases, such as Rheumatism, Catarrh, Diabetes, ?lrlght'o .
9 lirnri?P IJnSfirlSfiS n?scasc. Stomach. Liver and Kidney Diseases, Plies, Fistula, Rupture, Paralysis, Locomotor Ataxia, St.
UMBU a* iv? w?w?^>w vitus Dunce, etc.. and all who want skillful, expert treat men t should write me about their case. ? My oiKco -
is equipped with thc most approved X-llay and electrical apparatus, so that my patients get tho benefit of thc latest discoveries of scionco.
?j- _ i _ _ I invite everyone to consult me without charge, and will refund railroad fare one way to nil who tako
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Denillv IjfK'Kllil'U I'Mnsli.
At 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon
three persons were killed and more
Lhan a score injured by lightning at
New Hope Church, Appomatox Coun
ty, Va. Thc dead arc: Paul Gowen,
Charles Austin and Aubrey Wingfield;
while among the more seriously injur
ed are: Eugene Turner, Nathaniel
Morris, Tom Coleman and Napoleon
Patterson. A meeting of the James
River Baptist Association was in pro
gress, and a large uuinher of men
took refuge under an awning, near the
building, when the storm came on.
Lightning struck a tree in front of
the awning, causing the disaster, and
throwing thc great crowd on the
grounds Into a panic.
- A New lleiiictly.
At Pasadena, Cal., Miss Alice Dane
apparently a helpless cripple and de
prived of perfect speech for many
years, has suddenly had the use of her
limbs arid vocal powers restored as the
result of an accident. Miss Dane had
suffered from spinal trouble and had
tu hobble about on crutches, and could
scarcely speak above a whisper
Wliilc ascending thc stairs at her home
she fell and the last step struck
against her chest. Immediately the
pains from whichsh? had sulfered for
many years left and being taken to a '
couch and lying there for a while she
got up and to the surprise of every one
walked about without thc aid of
crutches. Many physicians had treat,
ed tlic case unsuccessfully for years.
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DILLON, 8. 0., Ana. 18th, 1001. ?
Ocr tinmen :-in September, 18W, I took rheumatism la a rery bad form.
?.:l * m?nth after th* disease started I had to vive up tay work and so-to
bed. It continued to grow wort? until my arma and hands were badly drawn,'
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feet touched my hips. I waa as helpless aa a baby for nearly twelve months.
Tho musoles of my arma and loirs wore hard and shriveled up. I suffered death
many times over, waa treated by six different physicians In McColl, Dillon and
Marlon, but none of them could do mo auyjrood, .antll Dr. J. K Ewing, of Dillon,
came to see mo. Hs told me to try your ? KBXUHAOID?." He got me one bottle
of the medlolne aad I bsiran to take lt and bof ore the first bottle was used up I
bogan to got better. 1 ??od five and a half bottles and waa completely cured.
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no symptoms ot rheumatism. I regard "RIIKOMAOIDB" as by far tho best
remedy far rheumatism on the Harket. I cannot say too much for iL I huVe
reoommonded lt to others alnoe and lt baa cured them.
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Greenville, S. C., October 10,1002.
After a service of one season at While Stone Lithia Springs, as resident
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