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?1.50 pe? annum?in s?vaoce.
Go? Square first icsertion.......$1 00
Svery subsequent rcsertiou...,., 50
Contracts for throe months, or longer wiii
be made at reduc id rates.
A cacasicaics tioci? which subserve private
Interests will be charged formas adversements.
Obituaries and. tributes of respects will be
charged for.
Many Women Are Numbered
Among the Victims.
Charlotte, N. C, June 17.?Rev. T.
Bright, a Baptist preacher ; his sod,
Frank BrightA physician, and C. D.
Wilkie, of Rutaeribrdton, a newspaper
man, have been found guilty in the
Federai Court here of defrauding near
ly 4000 women out of $64,000 by an
endless chain swindle.
The three men operated under the
Amos Owen Cherry Tree Company,
selling sixty trees at twenty cents
apiece to agents who were required to
send in twelve dollars to the company
and secure four other agents who
would also, , send in $12 each. The
agents were to receive twenty dollars
a month for writing and mailing circu
lars, but were paid nothing. Women
from a dozen different States were
Senator Pritchard, who appeared for
the criminals, asked the- leniency of
the court, stating that his clients
would convert all their possessions into
cash and make restitution so far as they
were able. The maximum penalty for
the offense is five years in the peniten
tiary and a heavy money fine. Sen
tence will be pronounced Tuesday.
A sensational result of the trial has
been the indictment of M. McBrayer
and B. A. Justice, two prominent at
torneys, who accepted an $1,800 con
tingent fee, which, represents one
"fourth share of Wilkie*s profits for a
limited period.
They.are charged: with partnership
in the concern.
The Largest Pearl.
The largest perfect peari ever found
in the Mississippi river has bean pur
chased by a jewelry firm in Milwaukee.
The gem is nearly a perfect sphere,
three-quarters of an inch in diameter.
It was recently foand in the river
of Prairie du Cheian by a pearl fish
er. It weighs 121 grains, and the
price paid was over 6100, 0q0. The
formation is perfect. It is without
a blemish, and the shade is all that
could be desired. It will eventually
go to Europe to adorn the headpiece
of some monarch. It can only be used
in a tiara, headpiece or cluster. It
might be used as the center pearl in
a necklace but for the fact that
pearls of nearly the same size to be
used in graduating could not be ob
The pearl fisheries on the Missis
sippi extend from Hannibal, Mo., to
Red "Wing, Miss. The fishers average
one-half ton a day in hooking shells,
which, are sold to button manufac
tur?is. They are paid $4 a ton, and
juently make good wages if they
never find a pearl of great size. The
shells in which these are found weigh
about four pounds.
What is Expected of a Newspaper.
r The following, from the Adrian
(Mich. ) Telegraph, comes so near to
being the truth in every particular,
that it is herewith republished for the
benefit of ali whom it may concern :
The public is insistent- in its de
mands. It expects the newspaper to
be a pack horse, a dray team, a ditch
digger, a gas inspector, a water tester,
a special policeman, a detective
bureau, a dog chaser, a sidewalk fixer,
a cow finder, a thief catcher, a busi
ness maker, a city pusher, a house sell
er, a paving inspector, a sewer direc
tor, a pocket-book finder, a host arti
cle, council regulator, fraud discover
ered, panic preventer, obituary preach
er, chief taffy pourer at weddings and
social functions, sporting mascot, fish
" liar, big egg prevaricator, snake story
expander, judge on earliest gardens,
business boomer, husband finder,
sweetheart securer, school inspector
and general all-round handy man for
the community. In fact, if there is a
single thing of importance to human
life and human happiness that doesn't
go through the newspaper it has never
yet been discovered, it touches every
ieature of human endeavor from the
cradle to the grave. It smiles with
those who smile and weeps with those
who mourn. It is everywhere all the
time the most busy, the most useful
of all public agencies. It makes mis
takes. All human ag?3ncies do. Some
times it is dishonest. But it stands
out so in the glare of the arc light
of publicity that it can but half suc
ceed if dishonest?and then only for
a brief time.
?"Pavement earth" is a new sub
stance discovered in Camden. It will
pack, after being rained on, almost as
hard as rock. This earth is said to
be the finest in the world for street
?There is considerable inventive
genius in Camden. W. F. Reed has
secured a patent on a most excellent
hay rake and has another one pending
on a mower, also one on a door spring.
Rivers Alexander has a patent pending
on a very ingenious device for keeping
a suit of clothes pressed* Dr. L H.
Alexander has applied for patents upon
an invention relating to dentistry.
Lightning Railroad Schedules on
Big Lines,
^Richmond, Va., June 17.?Sunday
marked a Dew ^epoch in the railroad
history of the United States, when a
new schedule went into effcet ?n many
of the larger railroad systems, provid
ing for trains between the large cities
at a rate of speed hitherto not consid
ered practicable. ?
5 One of the most striking examples is
cited by General Passenger Agent
Warren J. .Lynch, of the Big Fonr. In
1S90 Old Number , as the train was
then known, started from Cleveland
at 10 a. m.. one day and arrived at St.
Louis at 7 'J30 a. m. the next.
Gradually this time has been cut
down, till recently the. corresponding
train left Cleveland at 1 p. m. and
j reached St. Louis at 7:30 a. m. the
next day. Beginning Sunday, the
same train left Cleveland at p. m.
and reached St. Louis at 7:30 a. m.
"The 183 miles," says Lynch,
"the space between Buffalo and Cleve
and, has been virtually wiped off the
"Good times,-" says Lynch, 'have
enabled the railroads to work wonders
with their time cards, and greater
wonders will still be worked. This has
been a prosperous year in the railroad
world, and therefore an era of inven
tion, the railroads Laving earned the
money to pay for invention.
"Locomotives and other railroad
paraphernalia have been perfected so
that they can make greater speed.
The railroads have had money to
spend to put their tracks in perfect
; order and to lay double tracks. Then,
too, in arranging these fast trains,
every little detail has to be consider
ed ; the locomotives which now start
from a depot with a slow puff, puff,
puff, as the engineer gradually opens
the throttle, will be started with one
big bound, as engineers will have
orders to throw the thiottle wide at
the very start.
"Time for taking on baggage has
been minimized, and the less importr
ant stops formerly made by fliers have
been cut out. Trains running in the
open country now make seventy miles
an hour."
Important Decision of Supremo
Court of South Carolina.
A very interesting case, involving a
novel question, which went up on ip
peal from Edgefield County, has re
cently been decided by the Supreme
Court James Borden, white, was
indicted for disposing of property un
der lien. The statute which he was
charged with having violated, among
other things, provides:, "Any person,
or persons, who shall sell or dispose of
any property on which any mortgage
or other'lien exists without the writ
ten consent of the mortgagee or lienee
or the owner or holder ?f such mort
gage or lien, and shall fail to pay the
debt secured by the same within ten
days after such sale or disposal, etc.,
shall be deemed guilty c? a misde
meanor." The attorney for the de
fendant, J. W. DeVore, demurred to
the indictment, contending that the
act was unconstitutional, because a
party convicted thereunder would be
imprisoned for failure to .pay a debt.
The demurrer was promptly over
ruled by the court and immediately,
upon motion of the solicitor, the court
proceeded to pass sentence on the pris
oner. Again the defendant's attorney
protested, demanding a trial by. jury
for his client. This right was denied
him, the Judge holding that the ; de
murrer admitted the truth the
charge as contained in the indictment
and was, in practical effect, a plea of
guilty and nothing was left for the
court to do but pass sentence.
The Supreme Court reverses this lat
ter decision of the lower court, hold
ing that, while this was the common
law rule, it did not obtain in this
State, or at least was superceded by
the State Constitution, and that the
defendant could not be deprived of his
constitutional right of trial by jury.
The constitutinality of the act "was
To Turn Negroes White.
There are advertised in the South
nostrums which it is pretended will
turn the complexion white, says the
New York Sun. That shade is guar
anteed only to mulattoes, but the ad
vertisers of the drugs profess that even
the darkest skin may be made from
four to five shades lighter, whatever
degree of change that may show.
With this preparation are thrown in
mixtur?is to make the hair straight.
The combination is put in a box and
at the price of one dollar finds many
purchasers. ' The profits of this enter
prise are so great that several rival
firms make large sums out of it every
Strong acids applied to the skin
will, of course, take off the outer skin.
This may tend to lighten the color
of a complexion^to some small degree.
The effect will not be permanent and
the application of the liquids must be
frequent. The same sort of prepara
tion used to be sold to remove sun
burn. It took off the tan, but it took
the skin with it, and after a while
the effect of this diluted acid on the
skin was found to be so injurious that
it went out of use altogether.
Of what does a bad taste in your month
remind you? It indicate.? 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. :
Girls who make the grsatest exer
tions to catch husbands are usaally
last in the race.
Hehoken Gir! Kidnapped in 1880
Found in Chicago.
Chicago, Jone 19.?Kidnapped when
4 years old and separated from her i
family for twelve years, Mrs. Nathan- ]
iel Bloom was found in Chicago yester
day by her father, M, Nathan, a busi
ness man of 25 Jefferson street, New
York. Mrs. Bloom, who is 16 years
old, was identified by a scar on her
face and by the resemblance to her
While playing in front of her home |
in Hoboken, N. J., the girl was stolen,
supposedly by a woman of the name of
Mrs. Greene. This was in August,
1890. It was thought at the time that
the woman went to Chicago, but no
trace of her or the child" could be
found. Mrs. Greene, until her death
a short time ago, had been living at
184 New York street, Aurora, hav
ing with her a girl supposed to be
her child. While delirious the woman
said the girl was not her daughter
and related some of the facts of the
In the meantime the girl married
Nahaniel Bloom, who is an Engle
wood carpet dealer. Mrs. Bloom told
her husband of Mrs. Greene's talk,
and he started an investigation, which
ended in the .finding of the girl's
New York. June 19.?The police of
New York and of Jersey City spent a
great deal of effort in trying to solve
the mystery of the Nathan girl'sdisap
pearance twelve years ago. After weeks
of fruitless invesigation they came to
the conclusion that she was drowned,
and they dragged all the waters in the
vicinity of her home in the hope of
recovering her body.
Mrs. Mary Nathan, the grl's moth
er, never believed in the police theory.'
She persisted that her child had been
kidnapped. She said that she consult
ed a clairvoyant, and that the clair
voyant had told her that she could see
in her trance the vision of a woman
coming past the house, the little girl
holding out her hands to the strange
visitor, and the woman taking her up
in her arms and carrying her away.
When the girl's disappearance" was
reported to the police, at 4 o'clock in
the afternoon of Aug. 6, 1890, the
precinct patrolmen were ordered to
keep a sharp lookout for her. The
sergeant on duty at the police station
in the precinct in which the Nathans
lived told the mother that he would
surely have the child by 9 o'clock that
night. But 9 o'clock arrived and there
was no trace of the child. Then the
police of Jersey City and New York
were informed cf her disappearance
and word was sent to nearby towns.
A full description of the child and of
her clothing was pent out. For ' days
the search was kept up, first fcr the
child herself and afterwards for her
dead body, and finally her disappear
ance was put down as one of the un
solved mysteries of the police records.
The Nathans: kept a small crockery
store at 163 First street, about a block
away from their home. A few years
later they removed to 72 McKibben
street, Brooklyn. In 1895, they were
told one day that their missing daugh
ter had been located. An aunt of the
girl who lived in Hoboken said that a
family on Groove street, Jersey City,
had a child answering the description
of the missing girl. Mr. Nathan
went over to Jersey City and saw the
child, but failed to identify her. The
family with whom she lived said they
had taken her from an institution.
The missing girl had been in deli
cate health and had suffered from
injuries received in a fall. Mrs.
?athan always had an idea that some
one carried her off to help in collect
ing alms. She said that persons who
begged alms always found delicate
looking children an aid in their busi
ness. This is why she held on to the
kidnapping theory.
It now turns out that the woman
who had stolen the Nathan child had
lived for some time in Hoboken and
knew the little girl "very well before
she took hsr away from her parents.
Saw Lafayette in Charleston.
Mrs. Julia Ancrum Davidson, a
direct descendant of the Washington
family, died in Chicago Tuesday, aged
87 years. Mrs. Davidson's grandfather
was CoL William Washington, an own
cousin of George Washington. Mr.
Davidson, then a girl of 10, was pres
ent ?t Col. Washington's home, near
Charleston, S. C, when the Marquis
Lafayette visited there in 1825.
Plot Against King Edward.
London, June 18.?A sensational
story is current in London of the dis
covery of a plot to assassinate King
Edward. This story has created con
siderable discussion in newspaper and
other circles, but it is lacking in any
thing like official confirmation.
It is the current report that King
Edward's sudden illness at Aldershot
was not due to acold, but was merely
an excuse for withdrawing his majesty
from public functions, owing to the
discovery by detectives of a plot
against his life. The principals in
this plot have not been arrested.
At Scotland Yard the utmost reti
cence was manintained concerning the
report. It was notable, however, that
the chief inspectors, who usually re
turn home at night, were all on duty
there last night, and, while they re
fused to see newspaper reporters, they
declined either to deny or confirm the
Happy Time in Old Town.
' We felt very happy," writes R. N. Bevili,
Old Town, Va., "when Bucklen's Arnica
Salve wholly cured our daughter of a bad
case of scald head." It delights all who
use it for Cuts, Corns, Burns, Bruises, Boils,
Ulcers, Eruptions. Infallible for Piles.
Only 25c at J. F. W. DeLorme's drug store.
Features of the State Campaign
Meeting at Orangeburg.
The candidates for State offices ad
I dressed the voters of Orangebnm at
the court house on Wednesday, June
18. About 500 people were present.
Almost all the speakers were greeted
with applause. '
- It was a field day for Candidate
Heyward, his reception being a genuine
ovation. Col. Talbert told good jokes
and sot applause. Col. Sloan got the
first persuasive cheers, warmed up to
his work, made a fine impression,
winding up with not a cool colloquy
i with Mr. Blease, who skilfully turned
some of his opponent's thunder. Manv
tilts were lively, but Col. Gunter and
Mr. Stevenson furnished almost the
most exciting episode of the day in a
spirited, rather personal controversy,
slightly tinged with acrimony.
Mr. Stevenson said he wanted the
office of attorney general and not the
office held by Mr. Gunter. He referred
to his record and practice, reaching
from the highest to the lowest courts of
the land. He again vigorously antici
pated Mr. Gunter's speech by saying
that he was not running for assistant
attorney general. Mr. Stevenson was
interrupted by Mr. Gunter, who
stated his position briefly. Mr. Steven
son then referred to Mr. Gunter's
record, making a correction at the flat
denial of Mr. Gunter. Mr. Stevenson
said assistants, as a rule, should not
necessarily be promoted.
Mr. U. X. Gunter was greeted with
cheers, applause and cries of "Gun
ter." He was running on his merits
and not beca ase of the distorted reasons
given by his opponent. Stevenson
could distort?it was all he could do.
He sumitted his record and was inter
rupted with "hurrah for Gunter."
Gunter seemed to have the crowd.
Stevenson denied the statement that
he received a salary from S. A. L.
Gunter retorted that if he did not then
Stevenson was a bigger fool than he
ever thought him. Mr. Gunter made
the charge that the court at Newberry
was adjourned because lawyers would
not try a railroad case before Steven
Mr. Gunter further charged that as
a speaker Mr. Stevenson appointed a
railroad committee before which he
subsequently appeared as attorney for
the Seaboard Air Line.
The clash here was vigorous and
intensely personal, cries of "Gunter"
and "Stevenson" mingling with much
confusion. Mr. Stevenson denied the
charges and Mr. Gunter pressed them
with strong reiteration. The scene
was lively.
Col. James.H. Tillman assailed Hey -
ward's farming interests and also paid
his respects to Talbert, who had held
office 22 years. (Cheers and laugh
ter. ) There are boys in this audience
who can vote who were born since Tal
"bert had been annually drawing
salary from paying offices.
Col. Tillman also stated that
through the alliance Col. Talbert de
feated his father. Why had he left
congress for the office he sought? He
would never be elected?he was dead
and gone now. The coon Talbert said
he caught would smell like a musk
rat. Col. Tillman crowded CoL Tal
bert closely, amid some cheers for
" Tillman" and much laughter. He
said "some of the slanders that have
been printed against me are false,"
making no further reference to this.
During Col. Tillman's speech some of
the long-patient audience began to
leave. Continuing and holding a
large number of the audience, Col.
Tillman discussed issues.
The Campaign Parties.
The campaigners for State offices
held forth in Bamberg Thursday. The
audience numbered about 400, includ
ing about 50 ladies. The interest
manifested was decided and good in
struction was given. All of the candi
dates for governor were well received,
Hewyard again being decideldy in the
On Thursday the Senatorial candi
dates took "a day off," which they
spent in Cheraw, en route to Chester
field, where they spoke Friday.
How to Avoid Trouble.
Now is the time to provide yourself and
family with a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It
is almost certain to be needed before the
summer is over, and if procured now may
save you a trip to town in the night or in
your busiest season. It is everywhere ad
mitted to be the most successful medicine
in use for bowel complaints, both for chil
dren and adults. No family can afford to
be without it. For sale by Dr. A. J. China.
My little son had an attack of whooping
cough and was threatened with pneumonia;
but for Chamberlain's Cough Remedy we
would have had a serious time of it. It
also saved him from several severe attacks
of croup.?H. J. Strickfades, editor World
Herald, Fair Haven, Wash. For sale by Dr.
A. J. China.
?It has been discovered that there
are no regular voting precincts in that
portion of Hampton county out of
which it is proposed to make a -part of
a new county, and the governor has
issued an order making the townships
of Sem i noie and Grey voting pre
cincts. The election will be held June
?It is announced at ' the census
office, Washington, that John P. Hol
lis, of Chester, has been appointed
special editorial clerk in the census
bureau, to do work on the closing re
ports of the past census. Mr. Hollis
has just taken a Ph. D. course in
Johns Hopkins University. For some
time past Mr. Hollis has been teach
ing in South Carolina.
Are you not frequently impressed
with the idea that there are many
people much better than you are in
several respects? The wise person
looking into self occasionally gets se
verely rebuked by the goodness of
other folks.
A Paralyiic Literally Follows Ad- j
vice of Friend.
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Muncie, Ind., Jone 17.?"I drank!
an onnce of laudanum an hour ago,"
feebly whispered Ohmer Fuller, aged
thirty years, just before he lapsed
into unconsciousness as he lay in the
county jail here today. "I did it be
cause "a friend told me that the best
thing I could do was to kill myself,
as there was no further use for me on
Twenty mintnes later Fuller was
dead. He was found wandering about
in the rear of a building in the busi
ness part this morning, in a semi
comatose condition. He was placed in
jail and medical attention rendered.
He soon became -mcconscious and died
in a cell. Fuller was one of the best
known cigarmakers in the ctiy. He
recently became partly paralyzed, and
it is thought the person who advised
suicide considered him a hopeless in
Investigatine! the Railroads.
The interstate commerce commis
sion has begun an investigation in
Atlanta into the alleged pooling of
cotton shipments by certain railoads.
The investigation is being held be
fore a Federal grand jury and is
similar to the inquiry recently con
cluded in Memphis.
Some of the most prominent rail
road men in the State have been sub
poenaed to appeal as witnesses. Job a
T. Marhard, of Washington, general
counsel for the interstate commerce
commission, is conducting the prose
cution, assisted by District Attorneys
E. A. Angier, W. L. Massey and
George L. Bell. Of course, it cannot
be stated what action will be taken
by the grand jury, but if the evidence
is sufficiently streng it is more than
probable that several indictments will
be found. If proven guilty, the pen
alty for violation ils a fine of $5,000.
Some Good Jobs.
The secretary of the United States
civil service commission has received
notification of the following examina
tions to be held in. Charleston in the
near future, to fill existing vacanies
in the service, to wit:
For Finnish interpreter, qualified to
speak the Russian and Swedish lan
guages, in the immigration depart
Watch officer for coast and geodetic
Inspector of hulls for steamboat in
spection service.
Inspector to act as interpreter,
Finnish and Scandinavian languages,
immigration service.
Computer for coast and ~ geodetic
Engineer for bureau of chemistry,
department of agriculture.
Deck officer for coast and geodetic
Laboratory assistant for national
bureau of standards.
Aid forecast and geodetic survey.
Assistant in road-material labora
tory, bureau of chemistry, department
of agriculture.
Assistant piece work computer, naval
observatory and nautical almanac
Those desiring to compete for these
positions can obtain information in
regard to same by applying to the
headquarters of the civil service com
mission at Washington or to the secre
tary of the Charleston office.
An imposition.
The resolution adopted by the State
Democratic Executive. Committee,
asking the county chairmen to secure
homes for the horde of state office
seekers, is an imposition. We wonder
what self-respecting candidate would
like to be entertained at a home assign
ed him, if he knew how the people felt
about this. Besides, we hardly think
the candidates would want to be
handicapped in any such manner. Of
course, ii any of them had friends who
wished to entertain them, and they
were invited to their homes, it would
be all right, but to say to the county
executive committee, you must pror
vide homes for these candidates, is
absurd.?Camden Messenger.
Atlantic Coast Line.
Baltimore, June 18.?The details of
the financial arrangements under
which the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road absorbs the Plant system have
been made public here. There will be
a consolidated mortgage at the rate of
$20,000 a mile on the 4,000 miles of
road which it includes. This mortgage
will be in the shape of 4 per cent
bonds. The consolidated company
also secures the right to iscue$25,000,
000 of 4 per cent certificates of indebt
edness. With the authority secured
to increase the capital stock to $42,
000,000 the Atlantic Coast Line will
have a total authorized capitaliaztion
in first mortgage bonds, certificates of
indebtedness and capital stock of $147,
000,000. As now constituted the sys
tem will extend from Washington, D.
C, to Tampa and Punta Gorda, Fla.,
with Norfolk, Wilmington, Charles
ton, Savannah and Jacksonville as the
seaport outlets and Atlanta and Mont
gomery as the gateways to the West.
A Real Friend.
"I suffered from dyspepsia and indiges
tion for fifteen years,'' says W. T. Sturde
vant, of Merry Oaks, N. O. ''After I had
tried many doctors and medicines to no
avail one of my friends persuaded me to
try Kodol. It gave immediate relief. I
can eat almost anything I want now and
my digestion is good. I cheerfully recom
mend Kodol." Don't try to cure stomach
trouble by dieting. That only further
weakens the system. You need wholesome,
strengthening food. Kodol enables you to
assimilate what you eat by digesting it
without the stomach's aid. J. S. Hughfson
Horrible Deed of a Genially De
ranged Woman.
Jackson, Miss. June 19.?Mrs. Louis
Westrope, wife of a well-to-do farmer
near Brandy wine, Jefferson County,
killed her six little children during
the absence of her husband and father
at church and cremated the body of
the infant in her residence.
Mrs. Westrope sent five of the chil
dren to the cotton house which was in a
corner of the yard, fastened the door
from the outside and shot and killed
them onejat a time with a "Winchester
rifle. Returning to the house, she
shot the baby and set fire to the house.
On^the return of her husband from
churchjsearch was made for the wife
and infant, and among th? ashes of the
ruined home were found the charred
bones of the infant baby.
Diligent search failed to locate the
body of the mother. Outside of the
yard was found a bloody apron and
tracks leading towards a swamp.
From the facts the evidence soon
convinced the spectators that Mrs.
Westrope had committed the terrible
deed. Search was immediately insti
tuted for her, and she was finally
located the next afternoon in : a coun
try graveyard, where she had spent
the night.
When she saw the searching party
she placed the same rifie with which
she had the day before wrought the
destruction of her own children to her
heart and pulled the trigger, the bul
let passing one inch below the heart,
seriously but not necessarily fatally
wounding her.
The woman conversed intelligently,
and said she did not know how she
came to be in the graveyard or what
she had done the day before.
Those who know her and her family
believe that she committed the crime
while mentally deranged.
Knights of Honor.
Advices have been received of the
re-election of John C. Sheppard as
Supreme vice Dictator of the Knights
of Honor, which are holding their an
nual meeting at Cleveland, Ohio. Mr.
Sheppard's re-election is considered
a distinct compliment to the Sooth
Carolina branch of the order. Supreme
Director D. S. Biggs was also elected.
South Carolina is represented at the
convention by Dr. J. C. Tompkins of
Edgefield and Mr. M. F. Kennedy of
Charleston. Supreme Vice Dictator.
Sheppard attends the convention by
virtue of his office, and not as a rep
resentative of the South Carolina or
Two Historical Swords.
The Winnsboro News and Eeraid
relates the following interesting story :
At a recent entertainment at Win
throp College, under the auspices of
the Daughters of the Confederacy,
two swords with a history were used
in the decorations. They were the
swords of Capt. J. Michael Brice and
Capt. Cure ton, both of Co. G, Sixth
South Carolina infantry. After the
battle of Sharpsburg these FairfieJd
officers were left si?k at the house of
Mr. Joseph Hager, in Maryland.
While there they were captured by
the Yankees, their swords remaining
at Mr. Hager's. After the war Mr.
Hager moved to Little Rock, Ark.,
and has lived there since. At the
recent reunion in Dallas Mr. Hager
met Mr. E. B. Mobley of this city and
related to him the facts. The nieces
of Capt. Brice live here, and they wrote
to Mr. Hager, who sent them the
swords, which he was anxious to place
in proper hands.
Saved From an Awful Pate.
"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 5<">c and
?1.00. Trial bottles free at J. F. W. De
Progress on Warships.
W?shington, June 18.?The monthly
report of the naval construction bureau
showing the state of the work on the
vessels of the navy June 1 records a
good rate of progress on all vessels,
and particularly on the big battleships
and cruisers. Especially rapid advance
was made on the armored cruisers
West Virginia and Maryland, building
at Newport News. These ships ad
vanced respectively from 17 to 22 per
cent and from 16 to 20 per cent. The
Nebaska is the only one of the five new
battleships listed at zero, but her
keel will be laid on the 4th of July,
and then the work on every ship now
contracted for will be under way.
Virulent Cancer Cured..
Startling proof of a wonderful advance
in medicine is given by druggist G. W.
Roberts of Elizabeth. W. Va. An old man
there had long suffered with what good
doctors pronounced incurable cancer. They
believed his case hopeless till he used
Electric Bitters and applied Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, which treatment completely
cured him. When Electric Bitters are
used to expel bilious, kidney and microbe
poisons at the same time this salve exerts
its matchless healing power. Blood dis
eases, skin eruptions, ulcers and sores var -
ish. Bitters 50c, Salve 25c. at J. F. W. De
?Mr. Theodore Kohn, one of Or
angeburg's leading business men and
most substantial citizens, is dead. Mr.
Kohn was 62 years of age, and leaves
a widow and seven children, among
whom is Mr. August Kohn, the Co
lumbia correspondent of the Charles
ton News and Courier.

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