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i 1 hereby nominate M. Address.? My Name Is M.i. Address. This nv itlon ballot, when properly filled out, will count for ? 1,000 votes'.* Only one ballot will be credited to a candidate. Under no circumstances will the name of anyone making n ' nomination be divulged. The Ballot. TWENTY-FIVE VOTES FOR Address. . . . District Subject to rules of The Osteen Publishing Co.'* Contest. Void after December 15. WOMAN AS BRAVE AS MAN. History Han Many Examples of Her Heroism of the Native ?leid. From the Pall Mall Qasette. But the question Is Interesting; In Itself?could women defend their country as soldiers? As a matter >t fact, everyone knows that hundreds of Individuals have done so, and so many of them wsre identified by aoetu^nt after years of service, or even after death, that It may be suspected an equal number escaped notice In days whsn no one troubled much about the "common soldle:*." Some of them were distinguished for bravery and martial qualities, but la there record of one who flinched from her duty? In action the girl dressed up, however bold In words, proves to be an arrant Utile coward on the terrain when she feels a sword or pistol In her head and sees another threatening her. Is tt so In fact? The case of those unsexed beings we read of some? times who fight for a lover Is not to the point. But authentic history tells of a good many duels between ladles of birth and the highest so? cial standing. Very rarely did they ehow a want of courage when strung to the fighting pitch. On the other hand, such fire-eating dames would not represent the average. But nobody worth attention has disputed that women are as brave as men If duty aroused; some. Indeed, have ssserted that they are braver. The question la whether they could, if thsy would, serve as soldiers. Perhaps It la not merely "acade? mic." In a time which the elderly recollect with eaae it might have been dlamiased on the ground that such services is unfeminlne?not on? ly barred by nature, but forbidden by the laws of nature. We cannot urge that objection with confidence now, so widely have the bounds of feminine propriety been extended. From the nature of thing* woman soldiers can only be found, aa a elsss. among barbarlana?up to this time, at any rate. The Dahomey amasona made a poor show against the French, but Hurton had been much Impresaed with them 40 years earlier?and he was a Judge. The discipline was terribly severe In hia ttsae, he did not doubt they were very formidable troops. Relaxation of discipline ruined them. The mythical amasona claim a word sine* Profeaaor 8ayer ad? duced auch atrlklng evidence to suggest that they were the warrrlor priestesses of Hlttlte Invaders. Of the American amasona It may be recall? ed that Humboldt thought the leg? end not Impossible, and he had , studied the original records. Vary few who have written on the subject ere thua qnHllfted probably. But Alfred Wail.K . has shown us * lately thnt Spruce, the great botanist, looked Into the evidence carefully and formed a strong opinion that It was truatworthy. Hit much more In? teresting are the shield maidens of the Vlklnga. Would that we km**, more about them personally. The historical sagas allude t?> them, but nlwaya, ao far as I rsaejOlbSf? la ?i matter-of-fact wuy, aa to male D#r sonages. One of the very grandest poetic aagaa la that of the Shlcld Malden Hervor, but even this laJp nearly everything we particularly waht to know for granted. She drear ed as a man and Joined the Viking*. Presently *he gained the command of her party?and the story opens, true In the main, Drobahlv. The. circumstantial account of the battle of Bravoll between Sigurd, of Denmark,! and Harald Hilditeun, of Norway, mentions several shleld maldens who commanded troops. One even bore Harald* standard All fought like heroes or demons, and I think that all died on the field. But it seems that they were only women who rose to command by darl .ig and military genius. Is there any author? ity for the legends of Viking bands wholly feminine? The old Irish "Book of Lecan" says casually, "for men and women went alike to battle In those days;" and the record of tribal obligations called "hosting" reckoned women among the fighting strength. Moreover, the "Life of Abbott Adamnan of lona" tells how ho, hear? ing of this dreadful practice, went to Ireland, called an assembly of chiefs and bishops, and persuaded them to pass a law, still extant, entitle 1 "Lex Innocentlum," which forbade the summoning of women to war. It seems likely, however, that they still turned out of their own free will?in? deed, the practice Is not yet extinct, by all accounts. At the present day In Europe the Montenegrins and their hereditary foes of Albania include the women among their fighting forces, or did, at any rate, a few years ago, before Prince Nicholas had organised his army. All departments of supply were left to the wives and daughters, also the recovery and transport of the wounded. But when the fighting line was seriously pressed the women reinforced It. Assuredly they would have followed the old customs, in spite of the Prince's reforms, had Austria advanced into the Black Mountain during the recent threaten? ed war. Causes Consumption. If you have catarrh, don't fool yourself Into the belief that It Is a harmless disease. At least one-half of the consump? tion In the world can be traced to catarrh. Here are some symptoms of ca? tarrh; If you have any of them get rid of them while there Is yet time: Is your throat raw? Do you sneeze often? Is your breath foul? Are your eyes watery? Do you take cold easily? Is your nose stopped up? Do you have to spit often? Do crusts form In your nose? Do you blow your nose a great deal? Are you losing your sense of smell? Does your mouth taste bad morn? ings? Do you have to clear your throat on rising? Do you have a discharge from the nose? Does mucous drop in back of throat? 1 Hyomel is guaranteed to cure ca? tarrh, sore throat, coughs, colds, croup and bronchitis or money back. Just breathe It In. Complete outfit, Including hard rubber Inhaler, 11.00; Batri bottles. 10 cent* Leading drug? gists everywhere sail Hyomel? De Lorsne'a Pharmacy guarantees it. Drop a postal f<?r our free book, Booth's Famous. People, Booth's Hy" ? amel I '<?. Buffalo, N. Y. I 11-17-2? lL'-x W. 12-8. He-venue otllc?-rs captured an Il? licit distillery In Greenville County. WORKHOUSE FOR AGITATORS. >okaiie Authoi*'lies Making It Hot For Street Speakers. Spokane. Wash.. Nov. 30.?Con mnlng the acts and attitude of the adership of the Industrial Workers of the World as un-American, ir? responsible and undesirable and a menace to the peace, prosperity and happiness of the community, the Spo? kane chamber of commerce adopted resolutions, supporting Mayor Pratt, the city council and the police com? mission and officers in the determin? ed stand they have taken for the en? forcement of law and order. This action followed a thorough in? vestigation by officials of the com? mercial organization and a statement from Mayor Pratt, who said, follow? ing a detailed account of the causes leading to the arrest of several hun? dred members of the Industrial Workers, that after refusing an offer to arrange for an early test of the city ordinance, prohibiting street speaking, the leaders openly boasted they would send their men and defy the authorities and laws of the city. He added in his communication: "The organization and its leaders and counsel have acted In an arbi? trary manner and, despite repeated warnings, they have insisted in breaking the laws. I do not regard them as an organized, legitimate body of laboring men, their actions having classed them as a horde of alien vagabonds. "Those who have been sentenced to the rock pile and will not work are given bread and water, while those who will work receive three wholesome meals a day of the regu? lar prison fare. The Jail has been kept sanitary at all times and the prisoners have been compelled to bathe regularly. "We have the situation well in hand and we are prepared to accom? modate (imprison) 2.000 more, should It be necessary." Unjust Discrimination. Last Saturday evening quite a stir was raised in town because the Sher? iff had seized from a dray one barrel of whiskey or 26 quart bottles con? signed to Mr. J. R. Durant. The question was at once sprung, why Is It that the Sheriff does not seize every package or a barrel? According to the ruling of Attorney General Lyon, he has just as much right under the new prohibition law to seize every package of liquor that comes by express just as soon as It is delivered to the party, as to seize the barrel consigned to Mr. Durant. We would not for a ment uphold Mr. Durant In violating the law by having shipped to him a barrel of whiskey, but, why discriminate against him and let the hundreds of other packages go scott free? Since the dispensary has closed the express agent on the train told us, that there have been on an ave erage of 35 to 40 packages of liquors, ranging from one gallon to five, put off at Blshopville each day. And yet we have not heard of a single seizure or any steps being taken by the Anti Saloon League or any one else to have any of it seized. We have met the train several days to see for ourselves the jugs and were horrified to find that out of 38 packages that came last Saturday ev? ery one was consigned to prohibi? tionists or those who voted for pro? hibition and negroes, except one. We have been told by men of un? doubted veracity that, the same con? ditions exist at Elliott, St. Charles, and other express offices. Mr. McNair, our assistant postmas? ter here said he issued a money or? der for $23 to one negro for whiskey. Our worthy County Supervisor told us that he saw two jugs containing at least five gallons put off at Elliott for two negroes at the same time with many other packfiges for others.? Blshopville Vindicator. ?Foley's Honey and Tar Is the best and safest cough remedy for children. At the first symptoms of a cold, give as directed, and ward off danger of croup, bronchitis, sore throat, cold In the head, and stuffy breathing. It brings comfort and ease to the little ones. Contains no opiates or other harmful drugs. Keep always on hand, and refuse substitutes. Slbert's Drug Store. The gold produced by the mines of the United States last year was valu? ed at $94.560,000, or just about the value of the candy and confectionery the nation consumed.?New York World. ALONE IN SAW MILL AT MID? NIGHT. ?Unmindful of dampness, drafts, storms or Ooid, W. J. Atkins worked as Night Watchman, at Banner Springs. Tenn, Such exposure gave him b ievere cold that settled on his lungs. At last he had to give up work. H? tried many remedies but all failed till he used Dr. King's New Discovery. "After using one bottle" he writes. "I went hack t<? work as well as ever." Severe colds, stubborn coughs. Inflamed throats and sore lungs, hemorrhagea, croup and whooping cough get Quick relief and prompt i ure from this glorious medi? cine. 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free, guaranteed by Slbert's Drug Store. ?Time's Flight Turned Backward" sage AND SULPHUR. 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It is now four yean tirxc I coir.menced using Sage and Sulphur, and my hair is still in splendid condition. Sworn to be/ore me this SI > //otnry Public, Preserve Your Youth and Beauty by Using WYETH $ sAGE^SULPH?* H A I Fl R E M E D Y It Is Pure, Safe And Reliable It Is Not Sticky, Oily Or Greasy It Is An Elegant, Refreshing Dressing It Makes The Hair Soft And Glossy It Quickly Removes Dandruff il c?^2r? Fa?e& An? GJ*y Hair To Natural Color) It Stops Hair Falling And Makes The Hair Grow It Will Make You Lock Years Younger PRICE 50c. and $1 ' A BOTTLE Al ALL DRUGGISTS II Your Druggist Does Not Keep It* Send Us The Price In Stamps, And We Will Send Yon A Large Bottle* Express Prepaid. WYETH CHEMICAL COMPANY 74 Cortlandt St NEW YORK, N. Y. For sale and recommended by W. W. SIBERT'S DRUG STORE. Blasting?Fright?Physical Injury. The Maryland Court of Appeala held, In the caae of Green vs. Shoe? maker et al., that the blasting of rocks by the use of gunpowder or other explosives In the vicinity of an? other's dwelling house is a nuisance, and that the person doing the act or causing It to be done is liable for all injuries that result therefrom. The court further held that while mere fright without and physical Injury resulting therefrom cannot form the basis of a cause of action, yet where it is shown that a material physical injury has resulted from fright caused by a WTongful act or a constant repe? tition of wrongful acts which In their nature are calculated to cause con? stant alarm and terror, an action will lie for the resulting physical injury. ?After exposure, and when you feel a cold coming on, take Foley's Honey and Tar, the great throat and lung remedy. It stops the cough, relieves the congestion, and expels the cold from your system. Is mildly laxative. Refuse substitutes. 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My hack ached all the time and frequently i was so lame that l could scarcely dress myself, i at length read about i><>an's Kidney Pills anil finally procured a box at China's drug store. After using them, the backache and pains vanished, my kidneys became normal and l felt a great deal better in every way. l am pleased to give Doan's Kidney Pills the credit for tins great change." For sule by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name?Doan's?and take no other. No. 9. One Place - 300 Acres. One Place - 76 Acres. One Place .... ic5 Acres. One Place - ? - 366 Acres. One Place .... 357 Acres. One Place ... - 183 Acres. All of the above within six miles of Sumter on good public road. One Place 277 Acres, three miles from Wedgefield. Two Places 100 Acres each, near Privateer, S. C. Three Places 40 Acres each, near Privateer, S. C All at prices that are right. 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