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?arryl?g Things With a High
Hare? at Cripple Creek.
A Kine Sfeet Cowa by Kilitary Order
B?casse it Eopbys, t?nica Labor
The Mine has Steadily Given Em?
ployment to Five Hundred
Victor* Col, June 8.-A pitched
battle between the military and anion
miners was fonght at Dunnville, the
mw mining camp, 13 miles ont of Vic?
tor, shortly after 3 o'colek this after?
noon. Joh a Carley, ? union miner,
was killed,and.fi ve others. . The troops
returned te Victor at S o'clock tonight,
.bringing with them li captives.
Before v .-^special .?rain left Victor
bearing il? ?orce. under Gren. Bell it
was reported that the miners in , the
??j^n?ville numbered about
men, an? that it was their intent
to march tinto Victor tonight in a
body aa? a?topi to liberate, by force
inmates; ? of the temporary "bull
[* in, Victor. That the force ac
ly consisted of but 21 men is the
mt-o? one of the 14 who were
\by the militia,
train.proceeded in the afternoon
to thaimmediaie vicinity of Dunnvijle
without unusual incident, t When
about a quarter of a mile distant from
the Dunnville temporary station the
eiscers could see the camp of the min?
ers. It included one cabin and six or
seven tents. The officers leff; the train;,
at the command of Gren. Bell and pre?
pared to advance upon the camp of
the unionists in regular skirmish or?
ejee. As they emerged from the cut in
which the train bad come. to a stop
they were greeted with, a volley of
shots which came from points of vant?
age surrounding the hills..
The deputies .returned the fire and
J $m>jniscu3 shooting was indulged in
for a period of ten minutes. From
the cbaractre of the shooting from the
hills Gem. Bell immediately recognize
?ed the fact that the strength of the
miners bsd been greatly over estimat?
ed and that, he had. sufficient force
ucder his command to make an im?
mediate roundup and capture the en?
tire opposing force.
The captured miners include John J
James, charged with shooting John j
Davis in ta> riot at Victor. Among
-the dead was John Carley, a union
miner of Cripple Creek.* Great ex- ?
-citernes? prevaled in this city upon
the receipt of the nows of the battle.
The deputies secured the arms and
ammunition^ of part of the miners.
As the spacial train hearing the
deputies drew np at Dunnvilie the un- i
ion miners? entreached in the neighs!
?xirhoodt opened ?re. Gen. Bell got
his men out and stormed the en-j
?renetmeat,.capturing 15, the arms
.and ammnni-tion being captured. In
the fierce, fight .which followed six
?nion miners were killed.
At 4.50 the battle was still, in prog?
ress, "the union miners fighting stu h
l>Grn]y. The miners occupy weil en?
trenched position in the hills and are
Hooting down at the soldiers and
guards at every opportunity. The
surrounding country is favorable to
the miners, and it seems that Gen.
Bell will have to take every defense
Victor, Coi, June 9-Eight un?
known men armed with pistols, rifles,
.shotscns and sledge hammers entered
the office? of the Victor Record last
sght, ordered the men to throw up
their h h nd?, broke the machinery and
then tola th men to get out of the dis?
trict as fast as they could. There is
to clue to the identity of the men.
George Kyner? proprietor of the
paper, was at lunch, and Foreman
Walter Sweet was in charge cf the
men. The workmen obeyed quickly.
The unknown men thee wrecked two
linotype machines, several job presses
?and all the equipment of the office and
smashed the telephone and a type
writer. When their work of min was
.completed they marched The Record
employes out ou the sidewalk and told
them to get out of town. The Record
lias been known as the organ of the
Western Federation of Miners in this
Victor, Cola, June 9.-Adjt Gren.
Sherman M. Bell, COM mander of the
Teller Countv mili tr.. \ district, today
ordered the Portland mne, which em?
ploys union mei?, i-icsed down. The
order asserts that the min* has been
harboring dangerous and lawless men,
who have aided and encouraged those
guilty of recent crimes and outrages in
the district.
The Portland is the only large mine
in the district ti at has co?tinued ia
operation since the explosif n at Inde?
pendence on Mo: dav, which killed or
maimed more than twenty non-union
miners. The Portland Gold Mining
Company, through its president and
manager, James F. Burns, who is not
a mmber of the Criple Creek district
Mine Owners* Association, conceded
the demands of the. union, when tie.
strike was inaugurated last August,
and has steadily given employment to
five hundred men.
Gren. Bell also it-sued a proclamation,
calling on all persons to refrain from
violence and to resume their usual
occupa tiona
The commission appointed by Gen.
Bell to inquire into the records of the
miners under arrest, reported to him
today a list of ninety-seven union
miners, with the recommendation that
they be deported. Gen. Bell accepted
the report and announced that the
mes would be sent out of Teller Coun?
ty as soon as a sp?cial train crew conld
be arranged for.
Cripple Creek, CoL, June 9.
* 'Death to unionism in the Cripple
Creek district" is the new slogan of
the Citizens1 Alliance, which has sent
a decree broadcast that every person
connected with any union here must
either sever his or her connection with
such organizaticn or leave the dis?
Try son S. Dines, a Denver attorney,
and one of the executors of the Strat
tion estate, is here in conference with
Citizens* Alliance leaders, and it is
?kononneed that he is preparing a forra
when will be presented to every mer?
chant and business man and all other
employers of labor in the entire dis?
trict, pledging them not to employ
any person who is affiliated with
labor union. This is considered the
most drastic step yet taken by the Al?
liance since it secured the upper hold
1 in the district, and its enforcement
will affect three thousand men now
affiliated with the Tarions unions.
Gen. Bell issued a statement today
regardine the raid cn the Victor Rec?
ord office last night, in which the
newspaper plant was destroyed, caus?
ing a loss of $8, COO. Gen. Bell em?
phatically condemns the act and says
the perpetrators will be landed hhthe
bull pen if apprehended . Editor Ty
ner, of the Record, said today that he
did not believe union miners wrecked
his office because of his editorial ad?
vising that the strike be called off.
He said union miners approved his
The Mining Exchange hall is being
used as a bull pen in addition to the
Victor'Armory. Armed deputies are
placed in the galleries of the Ex?
change, the prisoners occupying the
pit of the call room. Several guards
are as the door, each carrying repeat?
ing shotguns that* contain buckshot.
Families and wives of the prisoners
constantly endeavor to see and talk
with the husbands and fathers incar?
cerated, in most cases permission be- j
ing refused.
Five of the six members of the
Goldfield city council are in the bull j
pen, so that the town is without an
executive body.
The committee on safety has made
a demand upon District Attorney
Henry Trowbridge that he remove his
deputy, J. C. Cole, and also request?
ed that S. D. Crump be appointed to
fill the vacancy. Crump is the attor- j
ney for tne Mine Owners' Associa?
Sheriff Edward Bell today appointed
L. F. Parsons, bf Cripple Creek, un?
der sheriff of Teller County, and the
appointment was confirmed by the
county commissioners at once. Mr.
Parsons is secretary of the Cripple
Creek Mining Exchange.
Coroner George Hall, who succeeded
j Coroner James Doran, who resigned
' under compulsion, today empanelled a
new jury, which will hold an inquest
over the man murdered at Indepen?
dence with an infernal machine.
Marshal Naylor and his squad cap?
tured George' Gridley today neaT Ca?
non City and returned with him to
Victor. He is charged with having
killed Roxie McGee in Victor on Mon?
day and with having attempted to
shoot C. C. Hamlin, secretary of the
Mine Owners' Association, when he
- as addressing the meeting in Victor
Victor, Col, Jone 9.-A squad of
mounted infantrymen left today in
pursuit of fifty-five union miners said
to be encamped in the Beaver Creek
region, east of this city. The troops
have orders to shoot the men when
found if they resist arrest
Victor, Co.L, June 10.-The mer?
chants and all other employers of this
district are signing an agreement not
to employ any union men. There is
a desperate determination to break up
unionism in this distric or to drive
out all union men.
Colorado Srings, Colo, June 10.
Anting under the orders of Adjt. Gen.
Sherman Bell, of the State National
Guard, a special train was made up
shortly after noon today in the short
line yards at,Victor for the deporta?
tion of sevenaty-six union miners.
The train was composed of a combina?
tion baggage car and two day coaches.
Almost immediately the work of load?
ing the men bega P. . They were
j marched to the tzain between heavy
lines of military and deputies. A
crowd of fully 1,000 people had col?
lected to see the men placed on board.
Among the spectators, were wives and
listers, -lathers and mothers of the
deported men, and the scenes were
very affecting. Mothers, sisters and
sweethearts cried eood-bye and tried
to push through the lines for a part?
ing hand-shake.
Mayor Harris, of- this city, had
been informed of the decision to de?
port the men, and immediately took
steps to see that none of them landed
in Colorado Springs. Tbe train stop?
ped long enough at this place to give
the soldiers time to eat. The deported
men had rations of beans and bread
on board.
Another party of exiled men will be
sent ont of the district tomorrow.
Sixty men confined in the Cripple
Creek bull pen were taken to the
county jail, and charges of murder
were placed against them.
Cripple, Col., June 10.-Clarence
C. Hamlin, secretary of the Cripple
Creek District Mine Owners' Associa?
tion, gave out a statement todav in
reply to a telegram from a New York
newspaper, asking him to present his
'side cf the labor troubles here. Mr.
Hemlin says the strike was not fer an
eight-hour day, which already pre?
vails, the miners getting from $3 to $4
a das but*'to compel every miner in
tb is district to join the Western Fed?
eration of Miners, or leave the coun?
try. Tb s organization has a record
of lawlessness, murder, arson and
dynamiting in Coner D'Alene, Butte,
Leadville, Idaho Springs, Telluride,
Cripple Creek and elsewhere, extend?
ing over a period of ten or fifteen
years, which should appall humanity.
These outrages culminated here Mon?
day, when fifteen men were blown into
eternity and nearly as many more
maimed so that death would be a
mercy. The only parallel to this
organization can be fonnd in the Mol?
lie Maguires of Pennsylvania, and
their members were law abiding citi?
zens compared with the organization
which we have to deal with. Tho
peace and quiet of the State demand
that this organzation be exterminated
root and branch. The responsibility
for the above outrages is so well fixed
that no person can belong to the Fed?
eration and pretend to be a law-abid?
ing citizen."
Denver, Col., June 10.-The execu?
tive board o? the Western Federation
of Miners decided today to appeal to
President Roosevelt to investigate t'3e
condition in Colorado. Secretary W.
D. Haywood was instructed to send
the following telegram to the Presi?
"A duty devolves upon you as Presi?
dent of the United States to investi?
gate the terrible crimes that are being
perpetrated in Colorado in the name
of law and order. We will render
every possible assistance to the proper
authorities in such investigation, to
the ?nd that the people of the country
may realize :he outrages that are be?
ing inflicted on innocent persons by
tpose in temporary offical power."
Lee County Court
Solicitor Wilson drove through from
Sumter and got here Sunday night in
order to be fresh for the work of the
~ourt. Judge Aldrich telephoned that
ne would come on the noon day train.
Solicitor Wilson found only three
cases to be given to Grand Jury but
there are several cases brought over
from last: court
John W. M a han indicted for rape,
Ed Li ty violation of Dispensary law
and Edward Miller burgiay and lar?
Judge Aldrich and Stenographer
Lathan came in on the noon train and
court was called at once. Judge Al?
drich is just getting over a severe at?
tack of f rip and the physicians in
Sumter advised against his taking the
long ride through the country from
Sumter to this place.
He lost no time in having the court
called, tho solicitor handed the bill
to the grand jury and the judge's
charge was a brief, plain statement
of their da ties.
He stabed that jurors and witnesses
must stay in the court room or in
calling distance, or else they would
be fined. Firm, yet courteous in his
rulings, livery one soon learned to re?
spect and obey.
True bills were found in each case
and Ed Lity plead quilty to violating
the dispensary law and was given 90
days on chain gang or pay $100. He
chose the latter.
Ed Miller was found not guilty of
burglary and larceny.
The or ly case tried, that was brought
over from the last court, was that of
Logan McCaskill for assault and bat?
tery with intent to kill and carrying
a concealed weapon. . The Judge said
he would be lenient with him and
gave him 90 days or $75 fine. He paid
the fine.
The case of Will Mahan was set for
Wednesday and was of such a charac?
ter that the Judge ordered all the boys
to be put ont the court house.
The Solicitor was assisted in this
case by Mr. J. B. McLauchlin and the
d?fendent was represented by Messrs.
T. G. McLeod and F. F. Herndon.
All of Wednesday was taken np with
this ti i ai and the case was given to
the ju ry - about sundown and at ll
o'clock Thursday the jury was dis?
missed and a mistrial ordered.
No common pleas court except a few
appeal cases and orders.
To His Honor, James Aldrich, pre?
siding Judge June term Court of
General Sessions.
Grand Jury submit the following
presentment :
The bills of indictment, three in
numbar, given out .by the Solicitor
have been passed upon and returned
to the couTt.
Tho matters complained of by the
Grand Jurry at last term of court re?
lating to monthly reports by magis?
trate:; and the examination of their
dockets by the county board have
been corrected and the reports and
examination are being made as re?
quired by law.
A final report as to the offices and
county affairs generally, will be made
at next term of court.
I We note with hearty approval the
purpose of your Honor to require
prompt attendance of witnesses, there?
by preventing useless expense and de?
lay of the court
J. A. Rhame, Foreman.
-Bithopville Vindicator.
Far sick headache take Chamberlain's
Siomach and Liver Tablet? and a quick
cur*} is certain. For sale by China's Drug
Bar Harbor, Me., June 9.-Levi Z.
Leiter, the Chicago millionaire, father
of Lady Curzon of Keddleston, the
wife of the Viceroy, of India, and of Jo?
seph W. . Leiter, the Chicago specu?
lator who became famous a few years
ago by his unsuccessful but daring at?
tempt to corner the wheat market,
died here of heart disease early this
That Throbbing Headache.
Would quickly leave you, if you used Dr.
Einx's New Life Pills. Thousands of suf?
ferers have proved their matchless merit
f jr sick and nervous headaches. They
make pure blood and build up your health.
Only 25 cents, money back if not cured.
Hold by J. F. W. De Lorn-e. Druggist.
The French National Society of Ag?
riculture has recently had its attention
sailed to a new potato which, some
French joaruals say will supplant the
Irish potato. The technical name of
the new vegetable is solanum imper
soni, but it is now beginning to be
called the Uruguay Irish potato, as it
comes from the banks of the Mercedes
River, in Uruguay. The yield is said
to be enormous and it appears to be
immune from any disease. This potato
is cultivated like the common potato.
A Great Ruler.
One of the greatest of rulers is the liver.
It governs the human organism. When the
liver is out of order the whol6 system be?
comes diseased. Keep your liver healthy by
using Rydale's Liver Tablets. They cure
all liver trouble. They cure constipation.
Your money back if they do not give sat?
isfaction. All dealers.
Referring to the President's assump?
tion of police powers in the Western
Hemisphere, the Toronto Sun, by
way of "Bystander," utters a dark
prophecy: "If this lord of the strenu?
ous life and the big stick is reelected
and allowed free play for his impe?
rialist and militarist policy with all
the forces of Jingoism at his back, he
will shake the moral foundations of
the American Republic."
?iT.>- ??? ?? rmm
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab?
lets Better than a Doctors Prescription.
Mr. J. W. Turner, of Trnhart, Va., says
that Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets have done him more good than
anything he could get from the doctor. If
any physician in this country was able to
compound a medicine that would produce
ench gratifying resits in cases of stomach
troubles, billiousness or constipation, hit.
whole time would be used in preparing
this one medicine. For sale by China'.*
Drug 8tore.
Tbree Tramps Arrested ard Sent to Chain
Gang-Local items.
Wedgefield, June 9.-The county is
indebted to the telephone for the can?
didates famished the chain gang last
week. Section master G. S. Hinson
telephoned that three tramping ne?
groes had taken his and bis hands'
dinner buckets. Constable J. C.
Nunney was notified and was ready
for them, and carried them over to
Magistrate W. J. Kees where they
were given a speedy trial and in a few
hours they were on their way to serve
thirty days each on the chain gang,
where they can have time now for
reflection on what course to pursue
hereafter on passing a hand car.
Oat harvesting is in order now
and many wished this afternoon to see
the cloud that was approaching pass
around without rain, but it came.
Corn and cotton are both looking well
Misses Dell Thomas and Lee Moore,
are at home from Winthrop College.
Messrs. F. M. Dwight, Jr., and F.
E. Thomas, Jr., are at home from
Clemson college for the holidays.
Drawn From the Woods.
A sylvan coolness blows from'The
Wooden Works of Thomas Anony?
mous," printed in Baltimore and
bound, or said to be, at the Backwoods
Bindery, Sumter, S. C. In these
periodical sprees of the mercury,
poetry from the wood is refreshing.
The mystifying1 ' Thomas''has returned
to' the wooden age of books. He
prints on wood. He binds in wood,
genuine boards. His wooden slabs
and their exterior wooden walls are
held together by tin rings, connected
by an ornamental brass chain. He
might have added a couple of wooden
clasps, but what's the use of finding
fault with a genius and an original?
"Thomas" is thoroughly enjoying'
himself; and, if merit is appreciated,
his poems will be hanging by the
chain from a peg or hook in hundreds
of happy homes.
He admits facetiously that he "took
to the woods" when his brain was big J
with poetry. Wooden as the book \
looks, he thinks "it will be necessary
to peruse the contents fully in order
for any one to appreciate fully how
thoroughly wooden it is." Mock
modesty ; the book is fine gold. What
joy are these god-like lines to us who
have long insisted that tho art of
poetry is merely a carving of prose
into assorted lengths and hunks :
The undulatory theory which assumes
that ether is
An elastic aud sensibly imponderable
fluid pervading
All space, the motions of those parti?
cles in the form
Of waves transmit light and heat, is
untenable for several reasons.
If there anything wooden in that it
is the rustle of immemorial elms?
Sleep drips from every line. You hear
the murmur of straws in oceans of
sher ry cobblers. This is a man to set
Ganot's "Physics" to music and com?
pel the "Principia" to "ragtime.",
Now for a more jovial vein :
Miss Luna spends the change she
makes for trips around the world she
takes: she must through all her quar?
ters run, yet silver change can count
upon ; in silver Luna rolls and she
suggests the silver coinage free: for
minds the moon can change and churn
-with moon and men the tide will
torn. On earth's affairs and human
sense the moen exerts an influence.
She sets-her duty 'tis to batch those
theories that moonlight match. The
setting moon like setting ben is mad,
and mad she makes the men.
This poet is nobly wild, not mad.
Behold a glorious rhyme, of unimagin?
able beauty:
And I dreamed I was greens and that
coons grazed me o'er.
And of wild men with limited litera?
lu this woodhouse there is unlimit?
ed literature, infinite riches in a little
room. The works of "Thomas Anony?
mous" are illustrated xylographically
in the grand manner. Who is this j
True Thomas the Rhymer? Our old
Gopher friend, Jadam Bede, used to
put his poetical legs into birch-bark
1? pants. ' ' Has he now enshrined his
feet in wood?-The New York Sun.
Our Cemetery.
i A visit to our cemetery will reveal
a very marked improvement, since
the administration of Mr. Freeman
as superintendent. The drives have
been carefully tended, and evidences
on all sides of care in all matters ap?
pertaining to those attentions which
should be- bestowed on this sacred
spot by the association are clearly
evident. There is nothing which
marks with more unerring accuracy
the character of a community than
the manner in which their "God's
acre" is cared for, and it is very evi?
dent the lot holders of our cemetery
too are trying to claim the privilege
of tenderly not only keeping up but
beautifying those hallowed squares
where rest their dead. This is most
gratifying, and we feel the earnest
effort on the part of the association to
do their duty should stimulate even
greater, effort in this direction. The
flowers wheh are laid upon the newly
made mound soon fade and wither;
but where shrubbery and flowers are
planted, each retruning spring the
hand of nature places them afresh
upon the grave. Nothing shows a
more constant thought of those who
sleep that dreamless sleep beneath
those flower-clad mounds than the
shrubbery neatly trimmed. Here
there is no law as to fence or no fence.
It is alone the unwritten prompting
of the heart and affection which
suggests the ever green enclosure.
There has been for some time a small
assessment levied by the association
to assist them in carying out their
work of permanent improvement : and
also, if necessary, to be aproppriated
in purchasing additional ground when
needed. The necessity of such a fund
is very obvious, and the obligation
should be cheerfully met by all.
Are Your LiiDgs Weak.
Does the cough, left by the grippe-or
t.ie cold, contracted during the winter,
still hang on t Rjdale's Elixir will cure
your cough and heal your w ak lungs. Ii
kills the germs that cause chronic throat
and lung disease and helps nature restore
the weakened organs to health. Trial
size 26c. Family H'Z^ ?OC. All dealers.
Council held a regular meeting at 6
o'clock p. m., Wednesday.
Present : Mayor G. W. Dick, Alder?
men H. D. Barnett, P. P. Finn, R.
F. ilaynswortb, H. W. Hood, E. W.
Hurst, C. G. Rowland, W. G. Stubbs
and R. K. Wilder,
Minutes of May 25th were read and
A letter from Health Officer Rear?
don was read presenting a resolution
adopted by a joint committee of the
Board of Health P.nd City Council
asking that a sun cy for drainage be
made to Green Swamp and Rocky
Bluff Swamp, as the engineer's report
shows that drainage cannot be suc?
cessfully accomplished though Turkey
Creek. No action was taken.
The police committee reported pur?
chase of summer uniform for police
officers at 816 per suit, / which was
The committee of public works re?
ported clay work on Manning avenue,
cleaning out Turkey Creek and ordi?
nary street work in progress. They
also stated that they had notified the
A. C. L. Co. to grade their crossing
on Harvin street at Penn Lumber Co.
properly and place same in safe con?
dition, which the company had prom?
ised to do.
Mr. Haynsworth called attention to
the need of a fire hydrant on Man?
ning avenue at Bee street and on Mr.
Finn's motion the committee of pub?
lic works was requested to ascerain
and report the advisability of remov?
ing a hydrant from some locality
where it is not needed to Manning
avenue and cost of such removal.
The Mayor stated that he had learn?
ed from Mr. D. G. Zeigler, architect,
that certain companies that had made
offers to furnish fire escapes to the
Opera House desire to have Council
come to some decision in reference to
the matter and he referred che ques?
tion to the committee of public works.
Recorder's report for May was re?
ferred to the finance committeee, as
also were the following claims :
L. B. Durant, $18.20; Sibert's Drug
Store, SL50: W. B. Boyle, $39.75;
Marshall, Wescoat & Co., $30.00.
Council then adjurned..
Hampton's Sword Returned to His
The sword of a chieftain returned
by a foe ! The stainless blade of him
who sleeps 'neath the giant oak in
peaceful Trinity churchyard-the
knightly Hampton.
This sword, which has been obtained
from Mr. Jos. Major of Eureka, 111.,
is one long missing, but the one in
whose keeping it has been known to
be for some time. Mr. McDufiae
Hampton, learning in March of this
year that the sword was in possession
of Mr. Major, communicated with
him and received in reply the follow?
ing' letter:
"In regard to the sword of which
yon ask, I have a sword that probably
once belonged to your lamented father.
"As for the particulars as to how I
came to get it. I will try and inform
you the best I can.
"About the 15th of February, 1865,
our corps, the Fourteenth, being then
on the extreme left of Gen. Sherman's
column, as a battalion of mounted in?
fantry were passing through our camp
at night, one. of them offered fer sale
this sword, and having lost my own I
booght it. He said about noon as theil
command was some distance from the
main road, on nearing a farm house
they saw four or five officers leave
hastily in the opposite direction, and
he being the first to reach the house
found the sword lying on the bed in
the room adjoining the dinner room.
He said that everything appeared as
though the officers were eating dinner,
and being surprised left hastily, leav?
ing the sword. I did not know this
man and at the time did not believe
one word of it. I only thought he
had taken it from some private house.
I regret to say there was much of that
"The sword is not like those in gen?
eral use in either army, more like a
dress sword used on civic occasions.
The belt is such as used by guard
officers, of light material, with emblem
of C. S. A. with what appears to ba
like silver chains fastened to belt to
hold sword in place.
"The carved ivory hilt is moulded
with ancient helmet, with small
chains in place of guard.
"The sword is of usual length and
thickness and is engraved and stamped
thu3, 'Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee, 1
Mass., and has a silver scabbord.
After I got this sword I covered the
scabbord with leather, not to hide, but
to avoid theft, the belt and chains I
did not use at all. I did not see the
engraving on the scabbard until I was
mustered out cf the service. On the
scabbard is engraved, 'Lieut Gen. j
Wade Hampton, C. S. A.'
"This sword is in very fair condi?
tion considering wear and usage. I
was not a staff officer, simply of the
left line. As I recollect we were on
that day about 15 miles southwest of1
Columbia. I was not in Columbia at i
all j
"In telling yo" how I came by this j
sword, I say I bought it, a simple
fact, but do not for one moment infer
that I would sell it to you or any
living creatore. God forbid I
"But if you, as representing the
late Gen. Wade Hampton, are satisfied
and certain that this was your father's
sword, I will cheerfully return it to
you at once; but I want satisfactory
evidence that you are the person you
represent. ' '
To this letter Mr. Hampton wrote
Mr. Major again, thanking him for
his courteous letter and generous im?
pulse. He suggested that the sword
be delivered to him through Gov.
Heyward as a matter of formal and
easy identification. This was done,
and the governor received the sword
on Friday last and handed it to Mr.
Hampton on the following day.-The
Fewer gallons; wears longer; Devoe.
The Good Old Summer Time !
lu the good old fommer time, when bi?
cycles throng the thoroughfares, and farm
animals and roadsters are all kept busy,
accidents to man and beast are of fr??
quent occurrence. Elliott'" Emulsified Oil
Liniment is the most serviceable accident
and emergency liniment in use. It re?
lieves quickly and heals speedily cuts,
contusions, bruises, sprains, etc You get
one-half pint for 2f>c ; and you get your
money back if you are not satisfied. All
dealers. \
must have a sufficient supply of
in order to develop into a crop.
No amount of Phosphoric
Acid or Nitrogen can compen?
sate for a lack of potash in
fertilizers [for
grain and all
oth*sc crops].
We shall be glad
to send free to any
farmer ourlittlebook
winch contains valu?
able information
about soil culture.
??ew Yorfc -5>S Nfriwau "-trwU ?>r
Atlanta t?a.-Ss??a -"?o. Uroad St
HORACE HARBY, President.
L C. STRAUSS, vice-President.
GEO. L. RICEER, Cashier.
Capital Stock, $25,000
Liability of Stockholders, 25,000
-the savings of all classes of people-is
the reason for the existence of
The Sumter Savings Bank
And this duty is performed with satisfac?
tion to all concerned.
Money is absolutely safe here and every
dollar deposited, be it principal oriatere?t
earn:- 4 per cent per annum. A small sum
will open up an account and secure a bank
Begin to sav* now. Interest payable
TO ou ALI rr ,
Land Surveying
I will give prompt attention to all calls
for surveying, platting, terracing hill sides,
draining bottoms, drawing Mortgages
Titles, Probating, ?c.
Oct 19-0 Catchall, 8. C.
City and County Depository.
Capital stock paid in, $75,000 00
Undivided Purplus, 16,0C0 00
Individual liability of stockhold?
ers in excess of their stock, 75,000 00
Transacts a general banking business;
also has a Saving Bank Department. De?
posits of $1 and upward received. Inter?
est allowed at the rate of 4 per cent, per
annum, pavable semi-annually.
W. F.*B. HAYNS WORTH, President.
R. I. ?L?jRiTXG, W. F. REAME,
vice-President. Cashier.
Jan. 31.
For the liver.
WV promptly obtain U. S. and Foreign
f Send model, sketch or photo cf invention fbi I
f free report on patentability. For free book, <
Opposite U. S. Patent Office
23 South Main St.
! Open from 7 a. m. to 10 p.
m. ; Sunday, 9 a. m to 1 p. m.
Having consolidated my two
stores, I will be pleased to see
all my customers at the above
stand, where I am better pre?
pared than ever to serve them.
Your prescriptions will be
called for and delivered.
Phone 45.
Full line of Drugs, Garden
Seed and Cigars.
Your patronage solicited.
Call bell for night wjok.

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