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Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
General Coton Market.
Galveston. steady ........111-16
New Orleans, quiet.. ......11 1-8
o1bile. easy.. .. .. .. ......103-4
Savannah. nominal.. .. .. ....10 2-4
Wilmington, steady.. ......10 3-4
Norfolk, steady.. .. .. .... .. 111-S
- Baltimore. nominal.. ..-....111-S
New York. quiet.. .. .. ....10.80
Boston. quiet.. .. .. .. ......10-0
Philadelphia. quiet.. ........11.0.5
-Houston, quiet.. .. .. .. .. 11
Augusta. quiet.. .. .. .. ....11 1-S
Memphis. quiet and nominal . .10 7-S
St. Louis., quiet.. ...... ..107-S
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These prices represent the prices
paid to wagons:
Good middling.. .. .. .. ....111-4
Strict middling... .. .. .. ....11 1-4
Midling... .. .... .......111-4
(rood middling, tinged .. .. .... 11
Stains..... ... ..... . ...9 to 10
Columbia. Special.-Four requests
for offers of rewards for escaped mur
derers reached the Governor's office
as a result of 4th iof July killing .
in this State. A particularly aggre
vared ease is that which occnrred at
Beaufort. in the black belt. when Dan
Phoenix. a negro, walked up to Hugo
Schlegelmilch, a reputalfe German
farmer. and shot him as he walked
aiong the streets of Beaufort with his
father. Phoenix fled. Representative
Heyward. of that county, has written
the gover~nor about the matter. A
serious ciash between the whites and
the blac, was narrowly averted. In
the absence of the Governor. Private
Secretary Norment issued a reward
of $100 in the case. What appears
to be another particularly fiendish
-ease is that of a niero namedd Wil
liani Henry Maloy, who slipped up
behind a negro boy named Luke Fer
Zusoni and cut his throat with a razor
and skipped. The other two eases in
volved negroes, the requests for the
rewards coming in over the long dis
Held For Murder.
Charleston, Specia).- Charleston
probably has anoth~er woman slayer
for the gallows in George Smalls,
who stabbed Grace Capers to death
and assaulted GAeorge Davis. The evi
dlence at the inquest seemed to show
that the crime was committed not in
a heat of passion, but in revenge,
after cooly deliberating upon the act.
He fou3-4-.nhn-bed in her
id~dtrand with a pocket knife he
stabbed her about the body. Davis
seems to have taken Smnalls' place
in the affection of the woman and
this was the primary cause of the
killing. Smnals laughed during the
taking of the testimony, but judging
frome the ciharacr of the evidence,
the matter will not have a ludiorous
.endingi for him.
Col. Lumpkin Withdraws.
Columbia, Speciai.-Col. W. W.
Lumpkin has withdrawn from the
race for the United States senate. He
has a good reason which he does not
-care to give to the public, and his
withdrawal, he~ says, is not due in
any' measure to fear but for reasons
over which he has njo control.
A Stable Burned.
Columbia. Special.-The stable in
the rear of Mrs. S. L. D~esPortes'
residence on Gervais street was found1
to be afire about 10 o'clock and the
alarm was sent in:. the department
promptly respoudizng. The blaze was
in the roof of the stable and the
valuable hiorses were quickly taken
out of the stable by neighbors. The
flames were soon extinguished by the
firemen., anid the damaze will not
amount to morie thian $100 or $200.
It is not understood howv the fire
origin~ated1, as no one had been in the
buildin. fotr several hours.
Invited to Aiken.
Aiken. Specie4.-Sena tor Johnson
received a Letter from Senator B. R.
Tiliman accepting the invitation that
the citizens sent him to speak here.
Hie will be here oiu Augtust 11. Sena
Stor .1 )hns.3:: sent an invritat ion to Col.
Lumuki:1 to me.et Mr. TillIman here in
joint deba2te. Anl oak grove ntear the
city' hais been selected as the place
for th debt:ate t) take place. Ice
wvater and a good crowd arc guaran
our Legged Chicken.
Laure"s - r.ee il.-Last Saturday
Mr. Sam Simpsoni who lives about
six mie bel Clinton. bout ehinite
at ira totw i:Ie wayofn ascik
R.w~' 't~' F. D. Ort n.s Conventi.
L anre s Sp i-T he Seut h C:.:
Major ofand il-:iiesp ndedi be
R.l oF th '.::astion.vFolloin.
thi '-~hor spe.- wre miade bv
SEASIDE FOR PLEASURE
Great Variety of Entertainment For
Those Who Take Their Vacation
Beside Ol6 Ocean.
Just now the heat of summer is
driving t'.e crowds of health and
pleasure seekers from the cities,
towns, villages and even the up-coun
trv districts to the seaside resorts
for rest and recreation. The times
are Euspicious for such an outing'
made so by the almost unprecedented
prosperity of the country, and each
tired toiler feels that he has earned
a respite from his labor and that he
has the means with which to indulge
himself. In selecting a suitable place
for spending the time to the best ad
vantage-for getting a maximum of
enjoyment and real benefit with a
minimum of outlay in time, energy
and expense, one naturally looks to
Wrightsville Beach. on the extreme
eastern coast of North Carolina, as
a spot offering every advantage. It
is a resort too well known to escape
the attention of the well-informed.
Near to Wilmington, easily asseccible
b- rail from any point, it has the ad
vantages of a truly ideal location. The
attractions are also numerous, boat
ing. moonlight sailing, fishing, trolley
riding and other forms of amusement
are in easy reach of those seeking
these healthful exercises.
In speaking of Wrightsville Beach
and its desirable features as a sum
mer resort, onc readily thinks of the
Seashore ;otel and its genial and pro
gressive manager. Mr. Joe H. Hinton.
Indeed it is hard to separate Mr.
Hinton from any pleasant nonception
of a good time at the seaside. For a
number of seasons he has been in
charge of affairs at this most modern
and luxuriously appointed summer
palace, each year adding substantially
to the fame of Wrightsville Beach.
while giving the patrons of the hotel
such service in every department as
to leave no wish unzratified, no taste
unsatisfied-in brief he has combined
every element necessary to make one'
stay at the Seashore Hotel a dream
of luxury. faultless in its every de
tail, a period of perfect repose amid
the salubrious breezes of old ocean, a
gleaming oasis in the wide desert of
the year's arduous labor. and a vaca
tion that will bring health to the sick.
rest to the weary and pleasure to all.
Will Not Altar His Plans.
Greenville. Special.-Senator Till
man will not in any way alter the
plans he has made for the campaign
of the State because of the withdraw
al of Colonel Lumpkin from the race
This statement he made emphatically.
When he arrived at Taylor's on his
way to the speaking Grounds at
Sandi Flat. Senator Tillman was
met at Taylor's by Barry Ingram. a
member of the reception committee,
and driven to the home of his aunt,
Mrs. Jane Gilreath, upon whose prop
erty the speaking stasl is located,
where he is spending the night. Senu
ttor Tillman came direct from Pat ter
son Springs. I., where lie made ar~
address on the 4th. On his way to
Taylor's he first learned of Colonel
Lumpkin 's retirement. th rough the
newspaper's. Whlen the announeementt
was made that Mr. Lumpkin would
not remain in the race, it was thought
thiat Sent tor' Tillman might n)ot conl
tinue in the camp~aign, but he set
tied t his gu estTin ini the most posi
tive manner by making the state
ment that lie would speak at every
place designated by him a few days
Crops in Anderson Ruined.
Anderson. Special. - Excessive
rains in the lower part of the county'
caused considerable damage to crops.
The rainfall in Hall township in
places exceeded 10 inches. it is claim
ed by actual measurement. Corn on
lbw lands was almost en ti rely vd(estroy
ed and cotton was greatly injured.
The rains were general over the coun
ty. The barn on the plantation of
S. E. Moore was struck by ligzhtning.
set or: fire and destroyed. Twvo head
of cattle and considerable forage was
lost. The loss is .$1.800. partly cover
ed by insurance.
Shooting Affray in Laurens.
Laurens. Special.-1In an alterea
eation between -John W. Parks and
Jake W. Jerigan. y'oung white men;
otf this city, though .Jerigan was re
eetntly of the Columbia police fo'ce.
Parks drew his pistol andl tired a
his af agonist three times, at close,
range. but luckily all shots went wil.
The shooting took place near the
posto~iee and caused much excite
ment for a time.
Drown in St. John's River.
JaIckson'ville'. Fla.. Special.-Four
een were dr~ownedL in St. .John 's Riv'
er in a:.tempt to cross5 the river in a
smallI ro w boat. The dead are: James
Robi son. (Charlies Rlichardson. Adam
R ichiardsoni. Adam nHallI. "Shed'
G reer. All the nWni wire emplloyes o
thle Arnron;r Fent~iinr !ar-torv. iTe
were six men a the boat. overloa:d
ing i.t.o n i t.u'zed. .John 11al!
arnd --abz' '- !arat c'u:- to the
o:emd boat an wer saed
Capt. Wynne Resigns.
WVasinsona '. Specil.-Th resignua
Lion of ('apt. Robert Y. Wynune. of t he
opted by Se eretary B.onparte. This
Cholera Breaks Out.
Chole:ra of~ a virulenh type has biro
ken nut in >.aaila and is at tacking
ma:tives ami Amnerican alike.
fSOUTh CAROLINA CROPS
Condition of South Carolina Crops
for Week Ending Monday, July 2,
1906, as Given Out by thp De
The week has somewhat less than a
seasonable amount of sunshine owing
to the frequent occurrence of thunder
storms during the middle of the day
that caused much local cloudiness.
The temperature was high through
out the week and over the entire
State, the maximum temperatures
having risen to 90 degrees. or above,
every day and at a few places rose
to over 100 degrees on one or more
days. The average temperature for
the week was slightly above normal.
and the extremes were a maximum of
102 degrees at Blackville on June
28th, and a minimum temperature of
5S degrees at Greenville on June 26th.
The precipitation was unevenly dis
tributed, some localities having had
execessive amounts and others record
ed deficiencies. The largest local
amount for the week was 5.20 inches
at St. Matthews. The smallest
amounts occurred generally on the
immediate coast. The entire rainfall
for the week was due to thunder
siorms, some of which were accom
panied by high winds, and some by
hail. All parte of the State have at
preseut an ample supply of moisture.
State Teachers Association.
The State Teachers' Association
will meet at Winthrop College on the
night of July 4th. The adddress of
the president, Prof. A. G. Rembert,
of Wofford College, and the address
by President Scherer of Newberry
College will be the features of the
first night's exercises. For the re
mainder of the meeting, the follow
ing is the programme:
Second Session, July 5, 4:30 P. M.
(a) Length of Lessons: Claude
Legge, Charleston; Miss Annabel
(b). The Teacher's Preparation:
'Miss Alice Selby, Columbia; Supt. W.
H. MeNairy. Marion; Miss Mary T.
(c). Review: Prof. Patterson
Wardlaw, Tniversity of South Caro
lina; Supt. D. D. Lewis, Timmons.
(e). General Discussion of the Top
ic: (Introductory talks will be lim
itted to five minutes). .
Third Session, July 5, 8:30 P. M.
Topic-The High School.
(a). Needed Legislation; Supt. W.
H. liand. (hester.
(b). Orga n iza tion : Prof. P. P. Clax
ton. I'niversitvy Tennessee.
(c). General Discussion of the
Fourth Session, July 6, 10 A. M.
(a). Report of committee on reor
(b)t. Rep~ort of special committees.
Departmental Session, July 6, 4:30
II. 'Woman 's Associattion for the
Improvement o~f Rural Schools.
2. Colleg- department-programme
to be announceed.
3. Departroent for~ primary teach
8:.'0 p. m.--Reception and Social
Unicn B. & L. Association.
Union. Special.--At a meet ing of
the directors of the Union Buildin?
and Loan Association J. ID. Art hur
wvas elected I reajsurer to' sneeeed WV.
W. Hugihes, the defauingtl treasurer.
and dates for stockholder's of the va
rious series to meet wer~e set.
Killed by Lightning.
Unioni. Special-A very heavy
windh. rair. and electricalit storm pass
ed over this section late Monday af
ternoon, the wind blowing at a fierce
rate, while the rain camne dlown in
a perfect deluge. David Nelson. ag.ed
about 20 years. was killed by light
ning during the storm, as was also
a dog under the house. There were
some ten persons wit h him in t he
house of his failier. Nat han Nelson.
who livxes on D r. T. B. Bat e' place
several miles from Sanine. and all
were considerably~ shocked. the baby
being bad ly barned.
Monarch in Good Condition.
Unio~n. Special.--At a meeting of
the dir-etors of the Moniarcht Cotton
Mills. a dividend of 3 per cent. semi
fnnal oni!01 bothI common and . pre
ferred stock was declared, payabh- at
once? whiel. will put $18,000 in eire
lation amiong the stockholders and
elsewhere. The semi-:umnaal r-eport
of Presidenit andi' Treasurer .~Tohn A.
Fnt was a most satisfactorv one.
$30,000,000 of Bonds Offered.
Washmington. Special. - Secret aryV
Shaw offered to the publhie $:j0.000.000
of bonds of t he Panamna Canal 1loan1.
ant horized by the recent act of (%on
ress. Th~e bonds will beCar inlterePst
at thle rate of 2 per cent.. and wil!
be dated Angust 1. 1906. a:di thei::
tervst will be piayabk- quart erly. Thiey
w i! be redemable at t he leatsre o
the governn~ii~lent after ten year!. frnOm
the dlate of issue( and will be payable
thrt years f5rim ate.
A Horse Thief at 9?
Clrksbarz. Special-Elijahm Hmll.
a .9-y'ear-old boy. is ' ared hore w:: h
stealing two, hors-s hi:--Amei to a buc
y, and driving them to a aiyxpsy camp?
tw ileC fromn town, wxhere' he tried
to trade a gray horse for a blaek oae.
so as to have a matened team. but
Discusses the Dispensary in
Its Many Phases
STILL ADHERES TO INSTITUTION
The Senator Condcrned Last General
Assembly and Denounced the Pro
position, to Establish County Dis
The leading issues of the South
Carolina campaign as understood and
set forth by Senator Tillman are in
corporated in his speech at Sandy
Flat. Greenville eounity. on last Sat
urday. and the facts are given as fol
Greenville. Special-Four thousand
people or more were gathered at
Sandy Flat to hear Senator Tillman
and other. statesmen and politicians
on the issues of the day.
After a few introductory remarks
the Senator led-off into his prepared
speech. which follows in full.
'-There is but one important issue
involved in this campaign so far as
State affairs go. and as for my own
candidacy. it rests on the record
which 1 have made since I entered
public life sixteen years ago, and the
intimate knowledge which the people
of the State have of my character
personality and qualifications. I am
willing to leave it there without dis
eussion or presentation. The fight is
State Dispensary vs. County Dispen
sary, for no one expects the probi
tion candidates, however worthy and
well qualified they may be, to receive
very much support.
With all their efforts (and they
have been many and long continued),
the newspapers which have always
fought the dispensary have not been
able to drum up a candidate for gov
ernor who advocates local option
straight as against dispensary and
prohibition and only in Charleston
does that idea have any men offer
ing for office under it. The local op
tion offered the people. is between
prohibition and countv dispensary
and the whole fight is to destroy thI
State dispensary first with no other
purpose than to obtain the piivileze
of reopening the old liquor stores
'selling under constitutional limita
tions.' The real fight is for the con
trol of the legislature, because the
governor cannot make or change the
laws and can only try to enforce
them. His only influence over legis
lation would be in the use of the veto
power. But it is all important to
get a strong and good man for gov
erno(r. The times distinctly 'demand
In any event, some counties will
stand by prohibition with its blind
tigers andl heavy jug trade by express.
Other counties will vote for county
dispensaries and the cities where the
principal newspapers are published
will have the fight bn the issue of
State dispensary or county dispen
saryt with the ultimate purpose of
having' the county dispensaries turned
into licensed barrooms if the county
dispnsaries are abolished. The
schemne is to restore the sale of
ligor to private individuals rather
tha n let it remain in the hands of"
State officials. Those who clamor for
county dispensaries instead of one
State dispensary. must demonstrate
how it is easier to prevent corruption
among the thirty or forty county
boards than to stop it in one State
board. I have great faith in the good
common sense of the people and do
not believe they can be persuaded to
destroy the State dispensary and
leave each county to purchase and
sell its own liquor. Yet The State
and News and Courier, which have
always hated the dispensary 'worse a
than the devil hates holy water.' are
advocatinjg candidates who favor
c'ounty dispensaries. The only pos
sible good reason that can be advanc
ed on'this line is that the prohibition
counties tinder the constitution re
ceive a part of the profits which arise ~
from the sale of liquor in the other
counties. This is unjust as everyone
must acknowledge. but it can be rem-t
edied very easily by having the State
riispensary make no protits other than
a few thousand dlollars above its run
ning expenses, thus leaving~ the coun
ties and towns to divide the profits
between them. This can be easily
done and when we consider theex
pense of buying liquor in retail quan
tities and paying local freights on it
instead of buying carload lots and
paying through freights the countyI
dispensary cannot stand the comnparil
sonl. But this is not thme greatest ob
-The leakagec or stecalage in the
bot1 tling~ of liquor at ea ch county' (11
pensary~ would be immense. and I
know no way. that it could pre
vent the whiskey beingt wateredl. bot
tle refilled. relabeled and other
schemes 0of ma kinig money dishonest
lv. if the system were adopted. It
is not possilble to prevent it. and I
do not thinik any~ sensible man who T
considers the quest ion will seriously
contend that it is. E'ven if one-half
ofth 11(ounltie's ini the State shoul1ti t.
:udopt the prib~ litionl-glind~ tiger
ju1g trade-p)rogramime it wonuld he
bettIer. mo''re econom14iliI and there
wotid be less p)ossibility of corrupt ion
andl peculat ioni in the unrehaiise' ando
hlingiu~ of liquor in the oth~er dis
pensary counties. if thme buying. bot
lingr and shipping' 4uil be done at"
one cenltral dlepot inlt ead oft ii each( e
'''heva egihilC 411ii wte agamt ihn
Slte t d is1 elis1ry, that thie uilt nint Ic
porno)Ese is to have' tharlestonl whole
saleI liquor' dealers supply the couty
d ispnariies as well :as t he jat tradle j
by express inl dry counities'~: andt while
ti s woutldl be bet ter than to have this e
hiqno sinned in from nlt il (aro- a
!lna and Georgia. as it now is, bi
cause it would keep the money at
home, I do not believe that the peo
ple of the State are now wiling or
will ever be willing to see the State
dispensary destroyed. with the inevi
table result that liquor selling will
gradually go back to the old system
of private control. I would be glad
to have Charleston prosper. but it is
not the loss of the liquor trade that
hurts Charleston. Other things are
The issue between private control
and control by State officials muil
hang :si last on the qbestion of
whether or not the people of South
Carolina shall determine that we can
not find honest men enough to carry
on the dispensary system and devise
laws to make those who are dishon
est afraid. I say we can. I do not
believe that every man who handles
whiskey must become a thief. I be
lieve that the people only need to see
a'nd know that the dispensary sys
tem can be reformed and cleansed of
corruption to make them stand by it.
"I will proceed to give the plan
which apears to me after a great deal
of thought and consideration of sug
zestions from very many sources to
be the best. We will begin on the
"County dispensers should be
elected in the Democratic primary
the same as other officers. The county
board sIould be composed of the
mayor of the town in which a dis
pensary is located, the supervisor of
the county. who is the business agent
>f -the county and one man oppoint
d by the governor.
"The county dispenser should be
removed by the governor for cause.
State board of control ought to be
elected by the legislature, but its duty
;hould be confined to general di
rection and supervision of the busi
ness, the same as the penitentiary
and hospital for the insane are run.
[t should not purchase any whiskey
)r anything else required in the busi
iess. Everything required, includ
ig the whiskey. should be bought
nder annual contracts made as fol
ows: After the State commission
!r has advertised in the manner pre
Ieribed by law (and this ought to be
'ery clear and specific, leaving noth
ng to the discretion of anyone, and
roinz fully into details), the bids
hould be opened in public by three
:l-eterd just before the date fixed by
lie governor and the contract made
vith the lowest bidder by the year
or the supplies to be ordered out by
he commissioner as needed. These
hree men are to serve only once and
innually there shall be three new
nen chosen to make the contracts.
[l'e bidders will not know who will
nake the awards and therefore can
mto enter into collusion in advance
tnd even should the governor (which
s inco3nceivable) be willing to select
board which should act corruptly
he specifications of the bidding made
vith minuteness and the publicity
could prevent any graft.
"No whiskey or liquor should be
urchased except from government
onded warehouses. In the case of
eines and beer the brewers should
lone furnish the first direct from
he breweries, and the small quantity
>f the others used could be hedged
bout in the advertisement so as to
nsure honesty and the purest and
>est articles. For the information
f those who are not posted, I will
ay that the government bonded
carehouses are under the control of
he United States internal revenue
'iicials entirely and whiskey deposit
d in them comes directly from the
till and the owner is not permitted
o manipulate it or handle it in any
ray until the tax is paid and it is
emoved. We thus get a guarantee of
bsolate purity without a chemical
nalysis and such liquors are as much
taple articles of commerce as corn,
cheat or bacon. It is the blended or
ectified whiskeys that are adulturat
d andl where the cheating comes in.
The blending and mixing could be
one in the State dispensary where
bere would be no incentive to in
rease -profits by adlulteration. be
ides the law would provide severe
enalties for that kind of thing.
"The county dispensers being
lected by the people will be anxious
o please the people as they will be
eaten at the polls if they do no do
beir duty. The county board. chosen
s indicated, will be responsible to
bie people also with every incentive
> give a good administration. The
thiskey purchased in that way will
e as pure and as good as can be ob
ainedl under any possible conditions
ndl there is absolutelv no way in
'Jhich corruption can creep in. if
here is the least effort on the part
f the people and the grovernor to
''The trouble wvith the dijspensarv
ow is that our governors hav-e neg
ected their dluties and have not kept
upervision over the workings of the
>eal dispensers and the State board.
:xcuse may be found for this by sav
1g the legislature put the dlisp~en
aryv beyond the governor's eontrol.
'his is true in a wvar. and it was a
cry great mistake. yet the 52over
or 's 'athi of dlmee r'equire im to
see that the law's are executed in
iery."' And with the piower to ap
int constables at his deseret ion
uid detectives also. w-henz needed. it
an 'not be denied that the demnoralIiza
''n an mlcorrup t ion which'l have been
>muchel in e?vidcel' would have been
reveniteCd by thle gove rnor 5 u15m11
'ust ed aienit s to keep supervis'in
ver the diispenusary system and, see
het her thle hiw was b).ein arried
uit. I did tis.~ but my successors
Pln to hlare t~eiuh t it unnllecessaryV
I oii lhllh lbor. I not Only watelh
1 the dlispensers, but I watched the
)imstable!t too . throughl a detective.
-i3: reportedi to mea lone. The nee
'iv v.11l law maikes the cominz
lecionin fo gov ernor imtanvt~t.
nd too little reCZardu paid to einfore
nthe la~w. I eiticise no. one. but
ily give thep(peOnle the facts as
but there is still small opportunities
for graft in the scheme outlined,
provided the legislative eummittee
which superintends the other State
institutions and the grand juries of
the various counties pay attention to
their duties. -No government has
ever been devised that would run
itself and every government is an
index of the intelligence. public
spirit and patriotism of its people.
If the people are ignorant and indif
ferent and cease to watch and look
after their affairs, the government
they give themselves is inevitably bad
and they can blame no one but them
"'The conditions in the dispensary
now are directly traceable to blun
dering and neglect of the legislature.
That body places the State dispen
sary in the hands of three politicians,
elected without consideration to filt
ness, experience or character, threw
no restrictions whatever around the
administration, left the door wide
open, limited the salary to $400 and
now we see the result. I have always
said and believed it was designedly
done to destroy it. Politics and not
fitness have most always controlled
the legislative elections, but no
amount of salary alone would cure
the evil of which we complain.
"The original board was composed
of the governor, attorney general and
the comptroller general, three of our
highest State officials elected by the
people, but the vital mistake was in
not making strict rules and regula
tions for the purchase of whiskey.
The enemies of the dispensary de
elare that it is inherently vicious and
that it cannot be purified. This cry
is inducative that those who thus
contend practically confess that they
have lost all faith in the honesty of
men or in the ability of men to give
themselves just and honest govern
ment. I for one do not blieve that
all of the honest men are dead. The
people are disgusted and they have a
right to be. but the one crime which
they should not forgive is the failure
af the last legislature to ebange the
law so as to prevent any further steal
ing and to restor'e' the dispensary
system to its original purpose. that
of controlling whiskey and minimiz
ing the evils inseparable from its sale
and use. The enemies of the dispen
sary were bent on killing it and the
combination of political and other in
Bu.ences in the house having failed in
Lhat. compelled the election of a new
)oard because they refused to change
Ihe law and continued all of the old
and proven evils. It was the most
zlaring betrayal of the people's in
erests that I have ever known re
;pectable white men to be guilty of,
and while many of them are my
Friend6 at least politically, I take
the responsibility to say that every
man who refused to put safeguards
around the purchase of whiskey and
ebange the system of management in
:he last legislature ought- to be left
it home. Such men cannot be triist
ed- They put partisan advantage
above public duty.
"Legislators are not the masters
f the people. They are their ser
i-ants and the people had not in
structed them to abolish the State
iispensary, for there was no such is
sue when they were elected; ai~d
when t hey themselves were respon
~ible, or their predecessors were re
~ponsible, for the corruption which
hey had reason to believe existed.
t is incomp-eh~ensible to me how
any- man with the least idea of obli
~atiors to0 the people who elected
uim eou d act as that legislature
lid. The people have a right to de
troy the dispensary, but no mere
epresentative of the people has a
righ:lt to assume such responsibility
a that would have been without hay
ing a campaign and making the is
sue before the people and getting
nstructions from them. All I have
wver asked is to have all of the white
peop~le pass on the qusstion and let
he majority govern. I do not del
gate to a few scheming politicians
o trade among thsemselves and
~ettle the question. If the people
fa county want no liquor sold in it
et them vote for legislators to say
to. and for the candidates for gover-.
ior who advocates that. Let us be
pen and honest in our politics and
iot vote for fence-straddlers and of
Bee seekers who wilt say and dc
unythuing to get elected.''
Senator Tillman then took up the
juestion of the dispensary's solvency
vhich lie said had been raised in the
apers recently. H~e said there was
me man in the dispensary against
rhuose integrity not a word had been
aid. They had gone above him,
nround him and under him but had
ot touched W. O. Tatum. He then
)roduced a statement of the dispenu
ary 's financial condition, p~rep~ared
whiich in full is as follows:
For quarter endling May 31. 1906:
ash in State treasury
May 31. 1.906 .. ..$ 31S,519.63
Fceams and~ wagonis .. .. 64.00
31. 1906).... .......45.309.50
d~aehinerv and ollice fix
Itures.. .... .......6.491 .06
[onitarbandui ( inventory
May 31i. 190..).O . 293.60
leal Estate.. ..........6.3 60.56
dierchanidise in hands of
dispensary. May 31,
19016.. .. ...........6.302.03
Less cost of
be retrtned 250.000.00
Total liabilities . ..$1.1~6.630.95
Paid State treasurer
on account of sehool
fund since Dec. 1.
1905.. .. .. ........ 100.000.00
Paid county treasurers
net profit to county
and towns since Dee.
1, 1905. ..........$ 61.33
How Can I Be a True Friend?-Prov,
17:17; 18:24; 27:9, 17, 19;
Eccl. 4:9, 10.
A friend is best proved a friend
when his friendship receives no re
There may be friendship without a
return, but there may be no return
The best proof of friendship is in
criticism; and the best criticism is
It is well to work for Christ; it is
more than twice as well when two
work together for Christ.
It is hard, but it is possible, to be
Good things require time, and the
best things, like friendship, require
best things, like friendship, require
There is a "genius for friendship
but it is only a genius for unslefish
ness, and all may win it.
A palace is not built in a day, and
a true friendship is a growth; it is a
palace that is to last forever.
When a ball faLs to uie earth, the
earth rises porportionately to meet
the ball; so friendship is sure of some
return fron the most stolid.
Friendship is a wireless tele
graphy, and communicates less by
visible means than invisible.
jlectric currents along a wire set
up currents a!ong parallel wires. So
friendship between two prompts
friendship between other twos.
To Think About.
Have I many friends, or few?
Am I reall;- he!pful to my friends?
Is Christ my best friend?
A Cluster of Quotations.
Some friends as shadows are,
And Fortune as the sun;
They never proffer any help
Till Fortune hath begun.
-Sir Walter Raleigh.
Try to please men and ignore God,
and you will get nothing but disap
True friendship is a plant of slow
grcwth, and must undergo and with-.
stand the shock of adversity before it
is entitled to the appellation.
What one will do of his own accord
is worth twice what he will do on
some one else's initiative.
EPNOH LEAGU LESSONS
SUNDAY, JULY 15.
The Grace of Brotherly Love.-Johm
13. 34; Heb. 13. 1.
"Love is the greatest thing In the
world," said Henry Drummond.
"Love is of God." nay, "God is
love."- "Love worketh no Ill to the
neighbor, therefore love is the fulfill
ing of the law." If anything was ex
pelled from the human soul when It
"feil" in Eden, that thing was love;
that is, that gznerous. outgoing feel
ing that made it 'impossible for one
to put a stumbling block in another's
way, or to scheme to profit by an
other's misfortune. Love in the soul
is the regulating factor in it. In its
absence, ambition, covetousness, en
vy, majice, hatred-all the evils that
escaped from Pandora's box-run
riot, and, in a wild revelry of passion,
cut and thrust here, there, at every
other--and that is what ails the moan
ing world. Christ came to restore
Love to her ravished throne, and
make her once more sweetly regnant
in the human soul. So. down. Am
bition. that has been lording it ever
since Lucifer-himself the victim of
the unholy passion-fell trom heav
en; down, Alibition, to thy place of
service at the feet of Chri.stian Love!
Let desire hereafter covet earnestly
only the best things. Jesus was him
self the embodiment of the holy pas
sion of love, anid "God commendeth
his love toward us in that while we
were yet sinners Christ died for the
ungodly." "Love each other like
that" was and is the divine mandale
to men, a message that was concreted
in the only "holy, harmless, and un
defiled" being ever born of v.omnan.
Love is the supreme test of the
Christian profession. Does a pro
fessed follower of * Christ love like
Christ? Will he sacrifice for another,
even though that other be unrelated
or even unknown? Will he return
good to him who has done him
wrong? Will he think good of his
fellows preferably to thinking evil?
Is this a very high standard? Trite.
Yet it is the gospel mark. Methodism
has ever taught. with Jesus, and John,
and Paul, that it is possible for a
Christian to reach that perfection
that lies in loving God with all the
might, mind and strength, and one's
neighbor as himself. Ah, what a
world this would be if all Christians
had but stretched up to that stand
In the recent Ipast it has become a!.
most impossible for song binds ev-en
to nest within cour limits, so subject
had they become to prowling gunners
of all ages and races. notes the Wash
ington Post. It is hoped that this leg
islation will work a great chanlg,
andc that there wili soon resort here,
just as the elk and deer, finding them
selves unmolest:'i, resart to the pro
tecte-l par'ks in -he West. large num
ers of all the variies of birds whose
r lita hbi::t is in tils lati wie,
Our attitude toward the lower ani
n~issotiri u e orne of frj''nduineSS
and protection. ni~ once the:- realize
by !beinlg sa .o establish muche clos
er a-:d m're :u-ua! relations; with
themn. :tidling .us a de!;ghbtfui comn
The man who is ever on. the make
ne--- makes a man.