The Gaffney Ledger from Gaffney, South Carolina on June 8, 1906 · Page 5
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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Friday, June 8, 1906
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t f .- Mm OLD AND YOUNG Find in Peruna a Reliable Friend. JSmmSm miauie Mgeu me MRS. HELEN DAWSON AND GRANDCHILD. A Grandmother Who Has Used Pe-ru-na in Her Family for Years. Mrs. Helen Dawson, Snydar, Tex., " believe Peruna to be the beat tonic In use for a rundown system or general debility, also for all throat and lung trouble, and ailments originating from colds. "f believe Peruna and Manalln would cure anything. " have used them in my family for years and never have a doctor bill to pay. "I know the medicine to be all that is claimed for it 'I recommend It to all. " Mr. Caleb Conklin, Midland, Ohio, writes: "After studying and watching my grandson's case, I can truthfully say he is a well boy with no symptoms of mtarrh at all. "Before taking your treatment, he was constantly clearing his head and throat and gagging. The glands of his throat wre swollen badly and he was very pale. 'He is quite a differenj; boy now. The rest of us had heavy colds during the past winter bo as to be laid np for several days, but be seemed to be fortified PARKER TELLS SOME INSIDE FACTS. HE DECIDES TO TALK RATHER THAN GO TO JAIL. ' Committee Refused to Back Up Mr. Lyon Would Not Sustain Efforts to Get Name of Alleged Grafter. Columbia, June 6. The dispensary investigating committee struck a hot trail today. Mr. Lewis W. Parker, who manages one-eiM of the spindles in South Carolina, was put on the stand to tell of something which the committee believed that he knew. He declined to talk and was arrested on motion of Mr. Lyon. Habeas corpus proceedings were instituted and at a special meeting of the supreme court this afternoon th- witness was placed entirely in the custody of the committee. When it was put up to him to talk or to go to jail he told the hottest evidence that has been put up yet. He stated that as president of the Olympia mills of this city he had had consultations with S. J. Lanhum, of Baltimore, and that in four occasions Mr. Lanham had complained to him that notwithstanding his 'business interests in South Carolina, his firm had received very little business, and he hfnted to Mr. Parker to suggest the name of an agent in this State, who would be influential with the board. Lanham had stated that he had thought that he had had every--thing arranged once when he had secured the services of Mr. L. W. Boy-kin, then a member of the board, but later Mr. Boykin had told him that another whiskey house was doing well by Mr. Boykin's brother-in-law, Mr. J. M. Cantey, a son-in-law of Mr. W. G. Childs. Mr. Lanham had ex plained to H. H. Evans and the latter sworn that Mr. Boykin would fiave to stick to his proposition, as he board had everything arranged. Ilr. Lanham made statements of this lature to Mr. Ellison Smyth, of Pel- lr, and E. W. Robertson, of Colum- and they had declined to give In any advice in the matter of the hiring a middle man. tr. Parker stated that on one oeca- when Mr. Lanham was complain-of the bad treatment which he received, he declared the board secured at least $5,000 at that ting. The committe declined to Mr. Lyon up in his inquiry as to Iname of the man secured by Mr. Jam, after he had been turned by Mr. Boykin. Mr. Parker d that the salary was $2,000 a for this middle man. There was l ing twisting and turning by the kbers of the committee as Mr. pushed the question, for it is cted that the party is a member e legislature, air. "arKer ad- that he is some kind of an of-holder. Lyon this morning made a manly statement in which he that his attention had been called For the Debility of Old People !3yThe Catarrhal Diseases of the Children and the Various Ailments of Infants Pe-ru-na Is Used and Recommended. writes: against them, and they did not affect him more than an ordinary cold. "Peruna did the work for him and I shall ever speak in favor of Peruna and Dr. Hartman's treatment. "He took only a little over two bottles of Peruna. "It brought the color to his cheeks almost immediately, and, O, what an appetite!" For free medical advice, address Dr. S. B. Hartman, President of the Harfr-man Sanitarium, Columbus. Ohio, who will give all letters prompt attention. to the fact that inadvertently, on his mrt, he had., asked witness Thacks-ton, of Spartanburg, some questions which had unintentionally reflected on John Fary Evans. Mr. Lyon de clared that it is not his desire to re flect on neonle that way and had he had any desire to reflect on Mr. Evans he should have made Ms statement directly. The committee has prepared Mr. Lyon's statement in the John Black affair, presented in the form of an affidavit, and has given to Governor HevwarH thn names of Mr. Wrieht and Mr. Desportes, of Wright's Hotel, as witnesses to the threatening attitude to Major Black. GAFFNEY MAN WEDS. Mr. C. T. Clary and Miss Lillian Westbrook Joined in Marriage. The marriage of Mr. C. T. Clary, a popular Gaffney young man, and Miss Lillian Westbrook, a charming young lady from across the Broad, was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Westbrooke, two miles east of Blacksburg, on Tuesday evening. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. A. M. Simms, pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, the groom's pastor. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives of the contracting parties. Mr. D. M. Clary, brother of the groom, officiated as best man, while Miss Alma Westbrooke .sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The 'attendants were Miss Effie Bird with Mr. A. B. Kirby, aand Miss Nettie Clary, sister of the groom, wit Mr. Victor Westbrooke, brother of the bride. The presents were numerous and costly, testifying to the high esteem in which these young people are held bv all who know them. They will reside in Gaffney, on East Frederick street. Gaffney welcomes Mr. and Mrs. Clary to this city as their home, Mr. Clary being one of the most popular young men of the city. In his duties as freight agent for the Southern he comes in contact with numbers, all of whom are steadfast friends and are busilv engaged in congratu lating him. Miss Westbrooke is one of the most attractive and popular rf the young ladies of Cherokee county. - Satisfying Explanation. (Llppinoott's Magazine.) "See here. Aunt Dinah, I sent two brand new shirts of my husband's to the wash last week and you have brought only one back. Now, what have you done with the other?" "Yes, Miss Lulu, ma'am, I was coming round to the ques'ion of ,dat dar shu't You knows dat I -ain't a pussun dat pretends to one thing and pretends to anudder, so I'se agwine to tell de truf 'bout dat shu't. It was dis way: My ole man he up and died last week, and de Bur'al Sassletv dey didn't do nothing but cavort 'round and I neber had anyt'ing to lay dat man out in. So I helps myse'f to dat shu't for a fac'. An', oh, Miss Lulu, honey, I des' wishes you could hab seen how dat nigger sot dat shu't off!" A Truss that does not fit is no good. We guarantee to fit Trasses properly. Gaffney Drug Co. V3i '-vmr &t Ls? i'f CHEROKEE'S FLOATING TIGER. (By Edward Several years ago an effort was made by the old Three C.'s Railroad to build a railroad from Blacksburg, by way of Gaffney, to Spartanburg, thereby paralleling the main line of the Southern between Charlotte and Vtl'nta. However, through a change in the ownership of the Ohio River ml Charleston Railroad, which had ".ucceedel the old 3 C.'s, the road wras "Til - built from Blacksburg to Gaff-ne crossing Broad river be!ow the oil Cherokee ford. The trestle cross-a pretty sland about m:dway in : e river. Some of the officials of he road were impressed with its attractiveness as a place of amusement 'with dancing pavillion, etc., to be used by the young people of Blacksburg and Gaffney. Accordingly the numerous goats living on the island were removed, the trees trimmed up and a pavillion built. After a season, however, it was abandoned. In the meantime the branch road had passed into the hands of the Southern Railway Company. The pavilion has since gone to ruin and the steps leading from the trestle to the ground has fallen away. The undergrowth has greatly increased and the island is apparently only occupied by goats, while the frequent high waters of the Broad continue to cut into the island, almost dividing it in two. Now, there has been for sometime just below this island and apparently swinging out in the full current of the stream a house-boat. It is about thirty-five feet long and eight feet wide, with a 'room in the middle. At first glimpse it resembles the everyday tow path canal boat of the North and West, only it is crudely built and not painted. Such an outfit is an unusual thing along the shores of the upper part of Broad river but today it is only the attention of the stranger that it attracts, because the boat has been in that immediate neighborhood for more than a year, and abomt two years farther ui an the stream. Besides, a boat similar in structure, but with canvas covered sides and top, had drifted along the stream about three years before. As a result of the inquiries of the many strangers as to who the party really was, and is, and what his real object was and is, it has developed that there is considerable variance in the statements of those who visited him, and whom he is said to have taken into his confidence. As is generally the case in all such matters of this kind, there is a large admixture of romance, fiction and facts. To the reader shall be left -the- pleasure of segregating the chaff from the real material. By some it is said that the owner of this boat was raised in a small log cabin far up on a mountain side timbered with balsam and fir a clear stream at its "base; that his parents had died early and he had fallen in love with a girl who lived some distance up the great divide one of those simple, lovely maidens who are not uncommon among the blue mountain peaks. For some reason, how ever, his affections were not re turned and he conceived the idea of building a boat, the floating of it down the stream into other and greater ones, into a greater waiid! St. Louis and its exposition! His craft was built, launched and drifted down the stream. A few miles below where the waters of Buffalo creek empty into Broad river was, up to the building of the county bridge several miles further down, a ferry, which constituted the only means of communication, except for the fording of the river at the old Cherokee b alls Iron orks, between Blacksburg and Gaffney. The land on each side of the ferry is the finest kind of bottoms; and, up to a very short time ago, there stood upon a, shaded hillside a house made famous by Simm's "Horseshoe Robinson." Now, it was near this ferrv that the dreamy life of those living in the neighborhood was one morning disturbed. They awakened to behold a rough looking little boat, with a canvas house resting quietly on the bosom of this, at that time, peaceful,' slowly running stream. The curiosity of the people was not long in reaching a high pitch. Visits were at once made by both black and whites. On the boat they were met by a white man, though of dark color and slight build. He was at first reserve, but frequent visits brought about a familiar friendship and he stated that he was from the mountains of North Carolina, where he had built his boat, and intended going "to the St. Louis exposition, but it was only in apparently unguarded moments that he intimated his love affair with the lovely maid far up in the mountains. It was not, however, but a very short time afterwards that one day while the owner of the boat was aw,ay, there suddenly came a terriffic storm of wind and rain, ripping and tearing the canvas cover of the little boat into shreds and wresting the craft itself from its moorings. Down the s'ream it rapidly drifted, only to come in contact with a large rock jutting up in the river. It struck and came back, revolving like a rubber ball, then it disappeared from sight. Undismayed, undaunted, the owner calmly announced a few days later, his intention of returning to the mountains, ibuilding another boat and again make an effort to reach the St. Louis exposition. To the ignorant the tales of his intention to visit the exposition, carried with it the impress of truth; they heard of a "big show" somewhere and never thought of the navigability of Broad river even as far as Columbia with its immense dam. To the more intelligent and better informed the man was either a crank or had some motive other than the one he announced, in loitering for two or three years along a stream which was not only subject to sudden dangerous rising, but was .spudded with islands, innumerable rocks and dams. Time had passed, and the man and his boat was almost forgotten, when, A. Trescot.) in the following spring, he appeared again upon the river in a larger and stronger boat with a wooden house. The various places along the stream that he had frequented, there he again dallied. His story was the same to the exposition! Maqy called attention to the misfortune that had befallen him on his prior trip and advised him to make as much headway as possible before the rise in the river, of which there was every indication, while others told him to wait until there was a good rise and drift down the dam below the numerous islands and jutting rocks. To all he listened attentativly, said nothing in reply and did not stir. I Jim one of the hardest storms that had ever visited this sec'.ion, made its appearance. And but a few hours later. Broad river, fed by its numermis tributaries, commenced to rise rapidly. Muddier and muddier became the water, carrying with it sma trees, fence rails and pieces of timber. The owner of the boat seemed undisturbed, while the velocity and felocity of the stream with its floating burdens seemed to become greater. Where the finest corn had stood, nothing was to be seen Init a ceaseless, rushing of muddy water. As on the former occasion, the owner of the boat was absent. It parted from its moorings, drifted towards the left bank, struck the tops of some pine sapplings on the hillside, and rebounded slowly and out into the stream. There it caught the full foree of the raging current and went down the stream drifting clear of the county bridge, as also that of the Gaffney branch of the Southern, but turned into a kind of cove on the east side of Goat Island. There it stayed, renting on the quiet waters while its owner is said to have remained quietly with one of his numerous friends along the stream until the water ceased to rise; remained steady for a time, and then commenced to drop. For several days he wandered along the banks making inquiries. At last he heard of his boat. When the stream had settled to its normal condition, he found that it was fast on sand and rock. For that reason he abandoned the idea of taking in the beauties of the St. Louis exposition and is now contenting himself with repairing watches and bicycles. So much for the romantic and picturesque side of this mysterious individual from the sweet scented mountain coves of the old North State. It is hard, unkind, and at times cruel to destroy a picture which may appeal to trie idealist or h- who is fond of indulging in pipe-dreams. Yet, from reliable information it artoears that this poor love-sick mechanical genius with hut one thought and desire, that is, the famous St. Louis exposition there to enjoy the manifold mysteries and pleasures of that great fair has another object in view. It is said that while hugging the shores of the Broad river in those two eventful trips, his callers weer of both colors and sexes. Furthermore, that this boat has never been on a rock or sand bar, and today swings out into the full current of the stream; that some niehts a pistol shot has been heard and then shortly afterwards a little "dug-out" has been seen to make frequent trips between shore and the boat. On Sunday, while church bells in the cities are ringing and the good peo-nle are wending their way to divine service, the crowd that gathers on the bank near the craft "get happy" during the numerous trips of the dugout to the boat, while the sun sinks below the horizon and the moon begins to shed its rays on nature. The air is soundless but for the ceaseless murmur of the stream on its way to the ocean, blended with the joyous melodies of the banjo and song that ever and anon come from the little craft. Later on, however, some leave, managing to reach the shore, while others, overcome by joy-ousness, remain, and, as day breaks with that cool breeze that is wafted across the heated brows of those reclining figures on the deck, these unfortunate mortals depart as silently as they came. The foregoing may prove rather disappointing to the fervent advocates of prohibition in this arid territory of Cherokee, but it is nevertheless, a fact an actual condition not a theory. A Good Farmer. Cherokee News.) Mr. G. W. Baker, who owns four acres of land in the northern suburb of Gaffney, last year rented two acres from a neighbor and went to work and from these six acres, after supplying his rather large family bountifully from his farm, he sol.l from on" and two-thirds of an acre 340 bushels of sweet notatoes for $272. From two acres of land in cotton he sold $98 worth, and from his snap bean patch he sold $35 worth of beans, making a total of $415 in cash received for the surplus products made on this small farm. Besides the above Mr. Baker made fifty bushels of corn and killed 500 pounds of tork, which he grew at home and fattened with the products of his farm. During last year Mr. .Baker worked much away from home. Among other things he earned enough by work away from home to pay for a one-horse wagon and mule, with which he made his crop. We had often heard about Mr. Baker's crop, and a few days ago we asked him about It. The above facts we obtained from him, and no one who knows him will doubt any statement he makes about his work or anything else. The sincerest tribute that can be paid to superiority is Imitation. The many imitations of DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve that are now before the people prove it the best. Ask for De-Witt's. Good for burns, scald.-, chaffed skin, eczema, tetter, cuts, bruises, boils and piles. Highly recommended and reliable. Sold by Cherokee Drug Co., Gaffney; L. D. Allison, Cowpeus. RAILROAD PASSES. A Railroad Man Expresses His Views on the Subject. Special to The Ledger. It seems that the senate has at last gotten down lo the root of the railroad's most flagrant sin, and that is the practice of issuing passes to the wives and children of the men who labor in their service day and night and during all conditions of weather. Writing from the standpoint of a railroad man and being one of the many who wired their respective senators protesting against the clause in the rate bill affecting, as it would should this bin as it now stands be come a law, depriving us of one of the few courtesies shown-- those who depRd on our daily labor for their living, it seems that our esteemed senator from South Carolina, who has always made such a noble stand in behalf of his infant industry of demoralization in South Carolina, better known as the Great Moral Institution, took particular pains to dwell on the yellow streak that was visible on the floor of the senate the morning of June 4th, calling attention to the fact that us bloated and over-paid employees of the railways were being shown too many favors oy our employers, and it seemed that he thinks if he can pass this bill and stay the wicked railroad man from getting transportation for Ms wife that its great mission will be fulfilled. Now, who will reap the bene fit from this? The yailroads of course, and no one else, and it Is more than likely that they have been lobbying for this very move to wring from an underpaid employee some of the hard earned money for transporting his wife over the same road that he has given the best part of his life in its service, on a salary that will hardly tide him over from one pay day to another. This yellow streak of which the senior senator of South Carolina turned on with his pitchfork was the cleanest streak that has mingled with that body for lo! these many days, id was voiced by five hundred thousand men in the railroad service of the United States. No begging for favors, but protesting for their simple rights, and if in transmitting some of those protests were sent dead-head or franked, ft was done by the telegraph operators of the railroads and Western Union on their own responsibility, and not y the authority of any official trank-er. There is no class of men that see the pass evil in a saner light than the railroad man, when it comes to the indiscriminating --o and abuse of the passes granted to national and State representatives in part payment for services that thp- are sure to be called on to render the giver in the form of misrepresenting the people who elected them, throwing their influence to the man with the pass and the graft hag, but it looks to an outsider like the final reaction has set in ; and I wish, as one of the common herd, that I could be in charge of the muck-rake. I would like to start in the United States senate and not stopping until I drifted down into the grand old state of South Carolina and raked the "itchfork senator's master creation of crime the dispensary from the borders of our State. And this will be done, not by anything in the form of a vellow streak, but the ballots of our better class of citizens. And when the last door is closed it will be a proud day for old Cherokee to know that she started the rake. J.'R. G. It is a fraud to conceal a fraud. If a corporation is without a soul a trust must be without two of them. fo Beautify Your Complexion Tit TKS DAYS, CSB ADINOLA THE UNEQUALED BEAUTIFIER. formerly advertised and sold as Satinola.) NADINOLA k guaranteed and money refunded if it fails to remove freckles, pimples, tan, sallowness, liver-spots, collai iiscolorations, black-heads disfiguring eruptions, etc., in twenty days. Leaves th skin clear, soft, healthy, and restores tht beauty of youth. Endorsed by thousands. Price 50 cents and $1.00 at all leading drug stores, or by mail. Prepared by National Toilet Co.. Paris. Tenn. For sale onlv b-THE GAFFNEY DRUG CO. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Announcements placed 1 1 this column until the primary election for $5.00. All cards must be accompanied by the cash to insure proper attention. For the Senate. Believing that Cherokee county and South Carolina need the services of J. C. Otts, Esq., in the State Senate, we present his name to the voters of Cherokee county, subjec- to the Democratic primary election. Tax Payers. I hereby announce hyself as a candidate for the office of State senator for Cherokee county, subject to the rules of the Democratic primary. W. S. Hall, Jr. For House of Representatives. I hereby announce myself a candi date for the House of Representative. primary. K. O. Huskey. For Clerk. I Tiereby announce myself a candidate for Clerk of Court of Cherokeo county, subject to the results of the Democratic primary. M. A. Sarratt I am a candidate for Clerk of Court of Cherokee county, subject to the Democratic urlmary. Z. A. Robertson. With the consciousness of having performed the duties of the office of Clerk of Court in a faithful, efficient and economical manner, for the best interests of the countv and to thn satisfaction of the public, and on th record I have maHe as to merit and fitness. I solicit the support of all the votei of the county, for re-election In the ensuing Democratic primary. Respectfully. J. Eb. Jefferles. I announce myself a candidate for Clerk of Court for Cherokee county, subject to the action of the Democratic primary. J. 0. Hollls. For Probate Judge. I am a candidate for Probate Judge of Cherokee county, subject to the rules of the Democratic primary. G. W. Speer. Thanking the voters of the county for their confidence reposed in me in the past, and feeling better qualified by experience in the office to discharge the duties thereof. I hereby announce myself a candidate for reelection to the office of Frobate Judge for Cherokee county, subject, however, to the rules of the pemocrat-ic primary election. J.'E. Webster. I announce myself a candidate for the office of Probate Judge of Cherokee county, subject to the rules of the , Democratic primary. Will D. Ttiomas. For Coroner. I hereby announce myself a -andi-date for re-election to the office of Coroner, subject to the action of the Democratic primary. J. S. Vinesett. I hereby announce myself a candidate for Coroner, subject to the rulee of the Democratic primary. J. O. Tate. Fop Supervisor. 1 hereby announce myself a candidate for Countv Supervisor subject to rules of the Democratic primary. E. Felix Lipscomb. The friends of J. V. Whelchel, recognizing the valuable services rendered b" him while supervisor of Cherokee county, hereby announce him as a candidate for that office, sub-jp" to the rules of the Democratic primary. I am a candidate for re-election to the office of County Supervisor, subject to the rules of the Democratic primary. Wm. Phillips. For Auditor. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Auditor of Cherokee county, and will abide by the result of the Democratic primary. D. Both Hughes. G. B. Daniel is hereby announeed as a candidate for Auditor of Cherokee county, subject to the rles of the Democratic primary. Having been assured by many friends and having a clear conscience of having fully performed the duties of Auditor of your county, I respectfully announce myself as a candidate for re-election to the office of Auditor, subject to the rules of the Democratic primary election. I feel grateful to my many friends and thanking tihem for former support I must kindly solicit their support in the present election, I am, your humble servant, W. D. Cam. I hereby announce myself a candidate for Auditor, subject to results of Democratic primary. George D. Scruggs. For Sheriff. Profoundly grateful to the people of Cherokee county for the honors they have already conferred on me, I d.n-nouncp myself a candidate for re-election to the office of Sheriff of Cherokee county and I promise to be govern-ni by the result of the Democratic primary election. W. W. Thomas. Standing on my official record as an officer of the past and being assured h7 many friends of my satisfactory services. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Sheriff of Cherokee county, subject to results of Demorcaf Ic primary. A. L. Hallman. I hereby announce myself a candidate for Sheriff of Cherokee county, subject to the rules of Democratic primary. R, J. Foster. Having been solicited by people from all sections of the county to become a candidate for Sheriff, I have decided to do so, and herewith announce myself a candidate for that office subject to the rules of the Democratic party. A. J. McCraw. For Treasurer. I announce myself a candidate for re-election to the office of Treasurer of Cherokee county, subject to the Democratic primary. I take this occasion to thank my friends for their unwavering loyalty, and point to my record in office to merit their continued support. W. Harrv Gooding. For Superintendent of Education. I hereby announce myself a candidate for re-election to the office of Superintendent of Education, and take this opportunity to thank the people most, kindly for the honors already conferred. I will abide bv the rules of the Democratic primary. J. L. Walker.

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