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Cadets Wanted For the United
States Revenue ?Marine Ser
vice. Grand Opportunity.
Columbia, May 29.?Yotmg mer.
ho d<3sire to enter the revenue ser
ce as cadets will have a chance on
une 17, when an examination will be
Id in Columbia for the purpose,
te following circular has been is
The United States Civil Service
mmission announces that on June
17, IS and 19, 1902, an examination
will be held for the position of cadet
ran the revenue cutter service.
Hp^The examintion will consist of the
> snbjects mentioned below, which are
1. Spelling; 2. General geography:
3. (a) General history and ? (b) Con
sti tuton of the United States; 4.
Grammar, composition and rhetoric:
o. Mathematics, arithmetic, com
plete; algebra, complete; geometry,
plane and solid ; trigonometry, plane
and spherical; 6. Physics; 7. Eng
lish literature ; 8. One modern lan
guage (French, German or Spanish) ;
9. General information.
Under the regulations of the treas
ury department applicants must be not
less than 18 nor more than 25 years of
age, of vigorous constitution, physical
ly sound and well formed, not less
than 5 feet 3 inches in height, of good
moral characer, and unmarried. The
marriage of a cadet will be considered
as equivalent to his resignation. .
Applicants are advised that cadets
may be commissioned by the president
... as lieutenants after two years7 satis
factory service. The salary of a cadet
is $500 per annum and one ration per
A recent act of congress provides
that captains in this service shali
rank with majors in the army, first
lieutenants with* captains, second lieu
tenants with first lieutenants, third
lieutenants with second lieutenants,
and that commissioned officers in this
service shall receive the same pay and
allowances, except forage, as are pro
vided by law for officers of correspond
ing rank in the army, including
longevity. .This act of congress also
provides for the retirement of ofiBcers
in this service at the age of 64 years,
with 5 per cent, of the pay and allow
ances of the rank upon .which they
There are in the revenue cutter ser
vice commissioned ofiBcers as follows :
Captains, about thirty-six, at a salary
of $2.500 per annum ; first lieutenants;
about thirty-six, at a salary of $1,800
per annum; second lieutenants, .about
thirty-six, ata salary of $1,500.per
annum ; third lieutenants, about
twelve, at a salary of $1,400 per an
As the result of this examination, it
is expected that about eight or ten ap
pointments will be made some time
during the coming summer to the po
sition of cadet
This examination is open to all citi
zens of the United States who comply
witSjffche - requirements, and competi
. tors will be rated without regard to
any consideration other than the quai- j
ifications shown in their examination
papers, and eligibles will be certified
strictly in|accordance with the civil
service law and rules.
Persons who desire to enter this ex- ?
amination should at once apply to the ?
. United States civil service commis
sion, Washington, D. C, or to the
secretary of the local board of exam
iners, A. P. Wilson, at the postoffice,
for application form 304, which should
be properly executed and promptly
filed with the commission at Washing
ton, The medical certificate on form
304 need not be executed. Applicants
are advised that prior to appointment,
however, an eligible will be required
t to pass a physical examination before
a hoad of marine hospital surgeons at
Applicants are advised that if they
will communicate with the commis
sion, either by letter or telegraph, in
sufficient time to ship examination
papers, arrangements will be made to
Examine them, conditioned upon the
subsequent filing of their applications
?;?. proper form.
Saved From an Awful Fate.
^Everybody said I had consumption,"
writes Mrs. A. M. Shields, of Chambers
burg, Pa, "I was so low after six months
of severe sickness, caused by Hay Fever
and Asthma, that few thought I could get
well, but I learned of the marvelous merit
of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump
tion, used it, and was completely cured."
For desperate Throat and Lung Diseases
it is the safest cure in the world, and is
infallible for Coughs, Colds and Bronchial
Affections. Guaranteed bottles 50c and
$1.00. Trial bottles free ai J. F. W. De
HeLADRIN THE HAH.
The President Decides Upon the
Man to Appoint Judge.
Washington, May 29.?President
Roosevelt has announced that he has
determined on a man for the vacant
judgeship in the Court of Claims. Sen
ator McLaurin is generally regarded as
the winner of this juicy plum, and his
nomination may be sent to the senate
any day. McLaurins resignation from
the senate will probably follow very
shortly the announcement of his ap
poinment. There is a possibility that
he will then take occasion to review
his career in the senate and his reason
for resigning. The vote on the Phil
ippine government bill having been set
for next Tuesday, Senator McLaurin
will hardly resign from the senate
before casting his vote in support of
that measure, thereby coming to the
aid of the administration that has
shown him so many favors.
Spring fever is another name for bilious
ness. It is more serious than most people
think. A torpid liver and inactive bowels 1
mean a poisoned system. If neglected,
serious illness may follow snch sympiom=.
DevVif/s Little Early Risers remove all
danger by stimulating th3 liver, opening
the bowels and cleansing the system of
impurities. Never gripe. "I have ta^en
J>eWitt?s Littla Early Risers for torpid |
liver every spring for years," writes R. M. j
Everly. Moundsv?le, W. Va. "They do me !
more good thsm anything I have ever1
tried." J. S. Hughson & Co.
DEATH OF DR. PALMER.
The Distinguished Presbyterian
Divine Called to His Reward.
Dr. . M. Palmer, the eminent
Presbyterian divine, died in New
Orleans Wednesday afternoon, '. from
the effects of injuries recieved in an
accident. He was run down on the
afternoon of Monday, May 5, by a
Carrolton avenue street car. and drag
ged for fully a block. His right great
toe was cut off and injuries were in
flicted on the forehead and his right
leg wa* broken in two places jest
above the ankle.
Dr. Palmer was born in Charleston,
S. C, January 25, 1818. He was a
son of Dr. "Edward Palmer. Dr.
Palmer passed his boyhood at McPher
sonville and was sent to Amherst col
lege when only 13 years of age. There
he met Henry " Ward Beecher, a stu
duent in a higher class, and the two
became fast friends. At the age of 15
he returned to South Carolina and
taught for two years, thence matricu
lating at the University of Georgia,
whence he graduated in 1838 and en
tered the theological seminary at Co
lumbia. * Shortly after his ordination
he was called to the First Presbyte
rian Church of Savannah, and during
the years of his ministry served in Co
lumbia, remaining there until 1857,
when he went to New Orleans. In
1847 he established the Southern
In 1861, when the Southern church
es withdrew from the Presbyterian as
sembly at ?Philadelphia and met at
Augusta, Dr. Palmer was chosen as
moderator, taking his place as head of
the Southern Presbyterian Church.
the S?MM?R "school
Dr. B. F. Wilson to Preach a
Sermon to the Teachers.
Rock Hill, S. C, May 29.?The Rev.
Dr. B. F Wilson has consented to
visit, the sammer school at Winthrop
College and preach to the teachers on
the 29th of June, the first Sunday af
ter the opening of the session. Having
resigned from the presidency of Con
verse College, to spend a year or two
in study, he leaves for th? North on
the 3rd" of July.
Among others who will lecture at
the school are President Charles D.
Mclver, of North Carolina, Superin
tendent Law con B. Evans, of Augus
ta, Ga., and Presidents Cromer and
Montague, of this State.
The Boer War at a Glance.
War began in November, 1899. To
tal available fighting force of Boers
Total number of British troops en
gaged from first to last, 500.000.
Largest number British troops in
field at one time, 280,000.
British losses (official statistics to
April 1, 1902) : Total deaths in South
Africa, 1,020 officers, 20,031 men.
Missing and prisoners, two officers,
Sent borne as invalids, 2,937 officers,
Total, 3,959 officers, 88,476 men.
Boer losses: Prisoners, 27,000.
Killed and" wounded?no. statistics
Fighting Boers still in field (esti
Cost of war to Great Britain to dati?,
Cost of war to Boers?no statistics
Kimberly, Ladysmith, Belmont, Gra3
Pan, Modder River, Stormberg, Mag
ersfontein, Tugela I$iver, Ransberg,
Vener's Srpuit, Spion Kop.
Commanders-in-chief of British
forces in South Africa?Bulier, Rob
erts and Kichener.
Principal Boer commanders?Jou
bert, Botha, DeWet and Delarey.?
AN OLD TABLE.
When Miss Virginia Norris, daugh
ter of'Col. D.' K. Norris, of Hickory
Flat, this county, was on a visit to
Havana last winter she found in one
of the old shops there an old carved
dressing table that greatly pleased her
fancy She bought iV though it was
in a dilapidated condition, and had it
shipped home. It has recently been !
repaired and restored to its original. ?
condition by the People's Furniture
Company and is now on exhibition at j
The table is built of solid mahogany
and is hand carved. The carving is I
very elaborate and beautiful and of.
the style of Louis XIV. The table is ?
a very old one and was prboably made
in Spain, though this is not definitely
known. It would sell now for 8300 or
Tae old piece of furniture has at- j
tracted a great deal of attention, and
has been greatly admired by those
who have seen it.?Anderson Mail.
THE JURY PAID IT.
Some time ago a Honea Path lady
sold a negro woman a shirt waist for
$1.50. The woman paid 65 cents on
the amount, leaving a debt of 85
cents. This the woman failed to
pay, after being repeatedly dunned for
it, and a few days ago the husband of
the lady swore out a warrant for the
negress, charging her with larceny
after trust. The woman was brought
before the magistrate and entered a
plea of not guilty and demanded a trial
by a jury.
A jury of six was summoned. The
jury consisted of business men of town,
whose time was valuable. They dici
not relish the idea of serving on a
magistrate's jury anyhow, and after
learning the nature of the case ib:ty
were to^try they took up a collection
among 'themselves, raised 85 cents,
the amount of money involved. This
was tendered the prosecutor, who5?ac- j
ceptcd it and withdrew the charg?. \
The magistrate dismissed the case. !
The prisoner was discharged, and all |
hands left the court room and went ;
about other business. ? Anderson j
'MO- m mm -
For biliousness n.-e Chamberlain's Stom- j
ach J; Liver Tablets. They c??anss the :
storn.ich and regulate the liver and bowel.?, I
effecting a quick and permanent care. For :
sale by Dr. A. J. China.
One Inventor Has Accora pli sh ed 1*
by Haroeising a Cyclone.
It was during the portion of his ca
reer when he lived in the valley of the
south fork of the Big Sunflower river
that Henry Plymshaw, the inventor,
made his most notable invention. This
invention had to do with cyclones.
One afternoon Inventor Plymshaw
saw a splendid specimen of a funnel
cyclone coming over the prairie, and he
? called to me and said he would go out
! and study it, since it was evident that
I it was going to one side. The instant
; the cyclone sighied us it came straight
in our direction. We weren't prepared
for this exactly, so all we could do was
to run. We were just on the point of
giving up when a most extraordinary
thing happened. Curious thing. Sort of
natural too. And there it was. Only
one leg, and that down a fifty foot well
in the middle of a sheep pasture. If it
had had two legs, no doubt it could
have scrambled out but it couldn't
make it with one. Couldn't do any
thing except revolve. And it did do
that I never saw a cyclone revolve like
that one. Mad apparently because it
had missed Plymshaw and me and get
caught So it just buzzed around like a
top. Nothing in the world to stop it
Most men?mere men of action?
I would have been satisfied at getting
away and not having to revolve with
the houses and lots, but not Plymshaw.
No. He got to thinking, and what was
the result? Put a belt around the stem
of that cyclone just at the top of the
well, set up a dynamo, strung wire and
- ran all the machinery and electric
lights in that part of the country. Reg
ular Niagara for power. GoiDg yet.
Nothing to stop it, you see. Wonderful
what a thing mind is.'?H. V. Marr in
A DOMESTIC EXPERIENCE.
The Reason One Woman's Cook Was
Dissatisfied Wit?i Her Place.
"This is a queer age we live in,*'
sighed a young housekeeper. "We've
just lost a very good cook for a very
absurd reason, I think. She came to
us about four months ago and was
satisfactory in every way?neat in
dustrious, respectful and last but
foremost an excellent cook.
"As she was so very quiet I could
not tell whether or not she was as
well pleased with us as we were with
her, but about six weeks ago the trou
ble began. She asked me suddenly
one day why we entertained so sel
" 'Ella/ I said, 'we don't care to en
tertain except a few choice friends
now and then. It costs more than we
can afford, and we really don't care
" 'Your house is just as handsome as
anybody's,* she went on. 'Other peo
ple that I've lived with entertained ail
the time, and their houses weren't
near as pretty or as nice as yours.
You never have anything but a club
meeting once in awhile. Why don't
you have teas and receptions. Mrs.
"I reiterated my two reasons?that
we couldn't spend money in that way
and that we preferred simple amuse
ments. Ella didn't seem satisfied, but
the matter was dropped. Last Mon
day she asked to spend a week at
home with her sick aunt Jind, as I
couldn't well refuse, she departed. To
day I received a postal card from her
couched in these words:
"Dear Mrs. Elank?My aunt is better,
but I'm not coming back. I've got a more
?Detroit Free Press.
Three Rules For Fishing.
One day as the Rev. Mark Guy
Pearse of London was strolling along a
river bank he saw an old man fishing
for trout and pulling the fish out one
after the other briskly. "You manage
it cleverly, old friend," he said. "I
have passed a good many below who
don't seem to be doing anything."
The old man lifted himself up and
stuck his rod in the ground. "Well, you
see, sir. there be three rules for fish
ing, and 'tis no good trying it if you
don't mind them. The first is. Keep
yourself out of sight: the second is.
Keep yourself further out of sight and
the third is. Keep yourself further out
of sight still. Then you'll do it"
Didn't Know Her.
What has become of Miss Blank,
who was always such a favorite in
"Her father failed some weeks ago,
and all they had was sold at auction."
"And now they have to live in a lit
tle house in the suburbs."
"What a change: How she must feel
"Yes. She is so much changed that
even her best friends would uot recog
nize her. I met her in the street to
day and did not know her at all, poor
"Papa," said, the inquisitive young
ster, "why is it that people rescued
from drowning are always saved just
as they are going down for the third
"Why is it" returned the father,
"that a small* boy always picks out
unanswerable questions to ask?"?Chi
Soi One of His Traits.
"A Darwinian, are you?" said Slopay
argumenta ti vely. "Then you don't be
lieve we were made of dust."
"I don't believe \-ou were." replied his
tailor. "Dust settles occasionally, you
k no w."?Phi la delphi a Press.
Borrowe} 1-Here's that dollar yoc
loaned me .?:< week.
Wigwa?: What's the marter? DiJ:.
' like it? [?lii!iid#?!pij!:i Record.
Or?? r::r?n ?rs ?n his word : :::: gets f ?
ad reputation: a >?!: ;>? m fc?si manr??>:
. enjoys a good on>s.--T!5.???f>nn
SAM JONES VS. JACKASS.
The Two Contended for the Mas
tery at K. of P. Banquet.
Those who attended the meeting of
the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias,
j at Greenwood last week are langhing
over an incident in which the Rev.
Sam P. Jones, the famous Georgia
evangelist, figured. '
Mr. Jones, it may be stated here,
is an active and enthusiastic member
of the order. He can make the goat
do more sudden and violent things
in the second degree than any other
man that ever tried it.
Mr. Jones went to Greenwood to
deliver a lecture ?last Wednesday
night, the night on which the grand
lodge banquet was given. The date
for the^ lecture was made months ago,
before it was known that the grand
lodge would be in session at that
time, but the two events did not in
terfere with each other. Nearly all
the Pythians attended;the lecture, and
after it was over they'seized upon Mr.
Jones and made him go with them to
the banquet, which was not com
menced until a later hour.
The banquet was served in a large
hall over a livery stable. After the
feast had progressed for a while the
toast master called on ' ' Brother Jones' '
for a speech.
It didn't take much persuasion to
get him to respond. He uncoiled him
self from the table and commenced,
Just at this juncture a jackass in
one of the stalls in the stable under
neath decided that it was time for his
usual midnight anthem, and broke
loose. "Oh, Hee-haw! Hee-haw!" he
sang : ' ' Hee-haw ! Hee-haw ! Ouff V '
"Sit down, Brother Jones," said the
toast master; "another brother has
gotten the floor. ' '
? The banqueters had gone into parox
ysms of laughter and some of them
had Tallen out of their chairs and
were rolling on the floor.
"Maybe it's an Elk," said Mr.
Jones, as he waited for the uproar to
The jackass finally found a stopping
place, and Mr. Jones attempted to pro
ceed, but . the jackass thought of
something else he wanted to say, and
Mr. Jones again had to suspend.
After some considerable lapse of time
Mr. Jones made another effort, but
he couldn't make mach progress. His
hearers were convulsed by the inter
ruption and were unable to control
themselves. Whenever silence would
be restored and Mr. Jones would
start his speech some man would
think of a new phase of the ludi
crous incident and giggle, and then
the laugh wculd start afresh.
Mr. Jones delivered his speech, af
ter a fashion, but he had a hard
time of it. Finally he got disgusted
and quit. "The jackass down stairs
was not a bit more discourteous than
those up stairs, '5 he told them as a
Those who were present say that the
incident was the most laughable they
ever witnessed,*and that so far as is
known this is the only time Sam
Jones ever admitted himself defeated.
The jackass injected himself and his
voice into the occasion just at the op
portune moment to make a hit.?An
Of what does a bad taste in your mouth
remind you? It indicates that your stom
ach is in bad condition and will remind
you that there is nothing so good for such
a disorder as Chamberlain's Stomach &
Liver Tablets after having once used them.
They cleanse and invigorate the stomach
and regulate the bowels. For sale at 25
cents per box by Dr. A. J. China.
The senate -committee on naval
affairs has agreed to report favorably
the bill providing for the retirement
of Naval Constructor Richard P.
Fowls will not thrive with close pen
ning or crowding.
About one foot of space on the roost
should be allowed for each adult fowl.
A handsome appearance is worth 1 or
2 cents a pound on poultry in selling.
Calcareous matter for shells and
gravel to aid trituration in the gizzard
Ground or crushed bone is so valua
ble for their health that it should al
ways be kept before them.
The morning meal may be made more
palatable and stimulating by adding
cut onions with salt and pepper.
Carelessness in the little details nec
essary to good management will soon
show in the condition of the fowls.
Clean, pleasant and suitable quarters,
with wholesome, nutritious food, have
much to do in determining the flavor
and quality of both the eggs and the
flesh of fowls.
A good way to tell a fresh egg is by
the air bubble in the large end. The
smaller the air bubble the fresher the
egg. A fresh egg must be examined
closely to see the air bubble.
Talent is aptitude for a given line.
In the old Bible significance it is: power
Intrusted to one for a specific use. Ev
erybody bus some talent worth culti
vating. The more we use what we
originally have the greater becomes its
value.- Ladies' ?Io::?e Journal.
Kever Shall it be Said
that we gave an article of poor
quality the stamp of our personal
guarantee by offering it for sale.
We heartily recommend Longman
& Martinez Paint because it ful
fills '.veil nigh impossible condi
tions. Highest merit and lowest
actual cost. More to say about it
at our store.
W. B. BURNS,
Sumter - S. C.
The ixiad Yon Have Always Bougiit, and which has been,
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per
^?^7^2- sonai supervision since its infancy*
? /-?&c???t4? Allow no one to deceive you in this.
. All Counterfeits, Imitations and ? Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORI A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups, It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep*
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend*
GENUINE CASTOR IA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
the CENTAUR COMPANY, 77 MURRAY STREET. NEW YORK CITY.
We took in a lot of
: Good s Young : Stock s
Which have since fattened up, and being
acclimated are really more fit for present use
than fresh ones. " .
The time approaches when planters are pre
paring for the next year. Come and see them*
They will be sold worth the money.
HARBY & CO.
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Washington, D. C.
R.. W. HUNT,
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FEBRUARY 10, 1802.
W. H. TAY3LOE,
Jiszt. Gen. Pass. Jigent,
J. C. BEAM,
District Pass. Agent,