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JProhifoition Address 1
Marion, June 23.?1'pou Iiis return
to iiis home here today, after having
been out of town for several days ou
account of illness in his family, Kcv.
Mr. Louis J. Bristow, a* secretary of
the recent prohibition conference held
in Columbia, gave tlie ptcss the ad
dress of the prohibilionisltf to the
people of the State. The appeal i.- as
To the People of .s ?Uth Carolina:
The prevailing condition brought
about by the sale of intoxicating
liquors, through the State agencies
and otherwise is such as to demand
the attention of even "the most
thoughtless, and we have endured the
evils arising out of the liquor traffic
until we feel the necessity fir deter
mined effort to remove the entire
liquor business. We therefore ap
peal to all good citizens of the State
to join us upon the following
The sale of liquors for beverage pur
poses is not afunction of government
The State cannot enter into any com
peting business with her citizens.
The State has no better right to en
gage iu the sale of liquors for profit
than she lias to engage in cock fight
ing, in horse racing, in gambling, or
in setting up dens of infamy.
The evils arising out of the liquor
business of the State areliterally hor
rible. It is generally admitted that
three-fourths of all crimes committed
by our people are directly due to the
drinking of liquor. The homicides
have increased in the State since the
enactment of the dispensary more
than 100 per cent., while crimes of
all kinds have kept pace iu propor
The dispensary system has increas
ed its sales of intoxicoting liquors
enormously every year, and laBt year
it consumed $3,500,000?the equal of
100,000 bales of cotton?of the com
mon ?lock of the State, and put back
in its ?tesd a mere pittance in educa
tion, while it poured into che State
millions upon millions of its own evil
The men employed to conduct the
liquor business of the State must
necessarily be of low moral concep
tions. Before a man can get his own
consent to serve in the business he
must put the money he is to receive
for suoh service into one side of the
BcaleB and into the other he must put
the sorrow and shame, the poverty
and crime, disease and death he is to
be instrumental in bringing into the
homes of the people. If with him
the money outweighs and he strikes
the bargain, it is because; of his moral
obliquity. Hence the dispensary can
beoonduoted only by the weaker mem
bers of the human raoe, and is open to
all kinds of crime as is evidenced by
the large number of dispensers who
have oome short in their accounts,
and the general charges of corrup
tion, from top to bottom, which have
become the common talk of the whole
The interest and excitement mani
fested when it comes to the eleotion
of a member of the liquor board by
the legislature indicates that the free
distribution of "samples" has had the
nsnal effect, and it is oommonly ac
cepted as true that members of the
liquor board wield more influence in
legislative matters than any like num
ber of members of the legislature.
This, in ail probability, accounts for
the faot that enough South Carolin
ians were found in the legislature to
vote the passage of a law whioh allows
the establishment of a dispensary by
the vote of a bare majority of those
in favor of liquor selling, while it de
manded, in addition to a majority vote
of sober, God-fearing men, a tax of
thousands of dollars laid upon them
selves to get rid of a dispensary.
The constant violations of the dis
pensary law by those whose duty it is
to enforce the law is rapidly carrying
our people into utter disregard of all
law. The restrictive features of the
dispensary daw have well nigh been
obliterated, so that any and every
one, just when he or she pleases, bays
without signing any "request" all the
liqnors desired.. Instead of restrain
ing liquor drinking the dispensers are
making constant efforts to inorease
sabs iu order to get more profit and
keep their dispensaries from being
closed by the State liquor board.
Fancy brands of liquor to entice the
unwary are kept in all dispensaries so
that new and young customers are
continuously being "roped in," es
pecially from the country people, and
as a result there is more drinking and
drunkenness in the State today than
ever before. In |He negro raoe, who
have little moral restraint, it ia diffi
cult to find enough sober bricklay
ers and carpenters in any town or
oity of onr State to build an ordinary
dwelling house while the etSfnmon
laborers are tending rapidly to drunk
o .People oi" the State.
We present chiefly the financial and
political side (.1' the foregoing, and
endeavor to hhow to the intelligent
business man tl>e importaucc oi' rid
ding the State of the great evil. The
moral and religious side of the ques
tion involves toe much to be treated
in thin paper. That side outranks
the financial and political side as im
mortality and eternity outrank mor
tality and time.
Wo rejoice with the good people of
Marlboro and Greenwood counties who
have always resisted the devilish ef
forts of the liquor forces to foist upon
them the accursed institution; we lift
our voices in gladness with those of
the God-fearing men of Cherokee and
Pickcns counties who in their man
hood and might have overwhelmingly
routed the business from their bor
ders; and wc commend the efforts of
other counties which are now cam
paigning against the damnable agency
of the devil and wicked men, and we
appeal to the citizens of every county
in the State for their own good, and
for the good of the whole people, to
rise in their strength and join hands
with us in the effort thus to sweep
from our midst the most iniquitous
scheme of liquor selling ever devised;
the most subtle agency of evil ever
presented by the devil to our people;
the most hideous serpent that ever
fastened itB deadly fangs in our body
politic?the State rum shop.
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lacis About the Mule.
The learned Prince of Granada, heir
to the Spanish throne, imprisoned by
order of the crown for fear he should
aspire to the throne, was kept in soli
tary confinement in tho old prison at
the Place of Skulls, Madrid. After
thirty-three years in this living tomb
death came to his rolicf, and the fol
lowing remarkable researches taken
from the Bible and marked with an
old nail on the rough walls of his cell,
told how the brain sought employment
through weary years:
In the Bible tho word "Lord" is
found 1,853 times.
The word "Johovah," 6,805 times.
The word "reverend" but onco, and
that in the ninth verse of Psalm oxi.
The eighth verse of the ninety-sev
enth Psalm is the middlo verse of tbe
Tho ninth verse of the eighth chap
ter of Esther is the longest.
The thirty-nfth verse of the
eleventh ohapter of St. John is the
In the one hundred and seventh
Psalm four verses are alike?the
eighth, fifteenth, twenty-first, and
i Eaoh verse of the one hundred and
thirty-sixth Psalm ends alike.
No names or words with more than
six syllables are found in the Bible.
The thirty-seventh chapter of Isaiah
and nineteenth ohapter of Second
Kings are alike.
The word "girl" occurs but once in
the Bible, and that in the third verse
of the third ohapter of Joel. There
are found in both books of the Bible
3,538,483 letters, 773,694 words, 31,
373 ^verses, 1,189 ohapters and 66
The twenty-sixth ohapter of the
Acts of the Apostles is the finest
ohapter to read.
The most beautiful chapter is the
The four most inspiring promises
are John xiv, 2; vi, 37; Matthew xi,
28; Psalm xxxvii, 4.
The first verse of the fiftieth ohap
ter of Isaiah is the one for the new
All who flatter themselves with vain
boaBtiog should read tho sixth ohap
ter of Matthew.
All humanity should learn the sixth
chapter of St. Luke from the twen
tieth verse to its ending.?Herald and
Pc>at Well Tiken.
A certain New York Judge has a
little nieoe of whom he is very proud. ,
A few days ago she came to him and
said, with a very serious air:
"Unole, there is a question about
law I want to ask you."
"Well, dear, what is it?" patiently
inquired the Judge.
"Unole, if a man had a peacock,
and it went into another man's yard
and laid an egg, to whom would the
The Judge smiled indulgently and
"Why, the egg would belong to the
man who owned the peacock, but he
could bo proscouted for trespassing
if he went onto tho other's, property
to get it."
Tho child seemed very muoh inter
ested in the explanation, and then
"Unole, did you never think that a
peacock couldn t lay an egg?"
THE HOURS OF SLEEP.
A Rap at the "Early to Bed and Early
to Rise" Adage.
One of tlic bugaboos of mundane
existence is Die "early to bed and
early to rise" adage which has trou
bled the consciences of so many mil
lions of people. That tantalizing
old jingle about early rising making
ti man healthy, wealthy and wise is
responsible for more misery in tlx;
world than all the othc*Cgood be
havior maxims and rule- for success
put together. Hut it is gratifying
to observe that the present genera
tion is not to complaisant in obey
ing the rule as the g.1 but mis
guided men and women of yester
day. The early rising fad is not
much in vogue now in the cities,
and it will not be many years before
the beneficent reform will take root
it: thr- country. The cause of this
change of course is in the change
from early to late hours in thickly
settled localities. The urban popu
lation occupies its evenings in pleas
urable pursuits and retires at an
hour that is not in harmony with
the advice that was inculcated daily
in the minds of our grandmothers
and grandfathers. Another great
change is the increase of occupa
tions that require night work, for in
every large city there are thousands
of men and women who work at
night and sleep during the day. The
theater is also an important factor
in keeping people awake until mid
night. In olden times there were
not so many amusements and dis
tractions in the daily life, and after
' our grandparents finished their
I day's work there was nothing better
I to do than go to bed. In these days
of rushing business and varied pleas
ures, however, humanity just begins
to enjoy itself when "darkness falls
from the wing of night/' when the
pale blue rays of tho electrics drill
holes in the ebon atmosphere and
the noises of the downtown thor
oughfares fall on the ear.?Roches
Knew Solomon All Right.
A little girl who attended regu
larly a Sunday school where the in
ternational lessons were taught went
oik! afternoon to the class of a play
mate and heard catechism question
for the first time in her life. She
was asked several questions and was
much mortified not to be uble to an
"Who was the first mun?" No
"Do you know who Noah was?"
A shake of the head, and the ques
tion was passed on.
Finally the teacher said, "Did you
ever hear about Solomon, dear?"
Here was an acquaintance at last,
and the little girl's face broke into
"Oh, yes," she replied confident
ly; "I know him nil the way through
?'Solomon Grundy, born on Mon
day!' Want me to say the rest?"?
New York Press.
The Regrettable Situation.
"My son," suid the-old man kind
ly, "go forth into the world and
conquer it. Hcraembe? this, Self
confidence is to be your sheet an
And the young man went.
After three years he returned,
seedy and with a look of settled dis
couragement on his face.
"I am a false alarm," he announc
ed gravely, in a tone of settled con
"No!" roared the father. "What
did I tell you about having self con
"I found/' said the young man
sadly, "that those who have the
least excuse for self confidence have
cornered the market in that com
. Colora Foi' Mourning.
The following arc tho various col
ors used for mourning in'different
countries, together with the reasons
given for the selection: Black ex
presses privation of light, worn
throughout Europe and America;
yellow, the sear and. yellow leaf,
Egypt and Burma. In Brittany
widows' caps among the peasants
are yellow; purple and violet, to
express royalty, mourning for the
cardinals and kings of France, Vio
let i9 the mourning color of Tur
key; white, emblem of "white hand
ed hope," China; deep blue, Bok
hara mourning. Th#significance of
thia selection is not known. Pale
brown, the withered leaves, Persia.
Grayish brown, earth, Ethiopia and
* Liberal With Encores.
A Boston entomologist onco told
a story of an experience of a friend
of his. He was once put up at a ho
tel* in the next room to a cornet
player. In the morning the landlord
asked him if he enjoyed the playing.
/ Enjoy it ?" said he. "I could not
sleep. Why, I kept pounding on .he
\-all to make him stop playing."
"That's funny," said the landlord,
"for he said you kept applauding
him by pounding on the wall, ana
he went over every piece he knew
? In marriage one and ono makes
one; in divorce t one from one leaves
? Any fool can write poetry, but
it takes a wise guy to swap it for ready
? Men who talk much usually say
but little, and bore everybody exoopt
? Nothing u orrics a pessimist more
ti an the nois-3 unco by people who
shout for joy.
- ^.v-^vf.*,". ....>,- :7V-1.
The Sin of Anxiety.
"He not anxiou- for your life."?
Luke xii, 22.
The great teacher does not say that
vre are not to be thoughtful, or provi
dent, but he insists that no
event can be provided for by anxiety,
by fretting over it before it comes.
Half people on our sveets look al
though life was a torry buhioess. It
is hard to liod a good lookiug man or
woman. Worry is the cause of their
woebegone appearance. Worry makes
tlx- wrinkles, worry cuts the deep,
down-glancing lines on the face, worry
is tbe worst disease of our modern
Care is contagious it is bard work
being cheerful at a funeral, a?d it is
a good deal harder to keep the frown
from your face when you are in the
throng of the worry-worn ones. Yet
we have no rigbt to be dispensers of
gloom; no matter how heavy our loads
may seem to be we have no rigbt to
throw burdens no others nor even
to cast the shadow of them on other
Auxiety is instability. Fret steals
away force. He who dreads tomorrow
trembles today. Worry is weakness.
The successful men may be always
wideawake, but they never worry.
Fret and fear are like llae sand thrown
into life's delicate mechanism; they
cease more than half the friction;
they steal half the power.
Cheer is strength. Nothing is so
well done as that which is done
heartily, aud nothing is so heartily
done as that which is done happily.
Be happy ie an injunction not im
possible of fulfillment. Pleasure
may be an accident, but happiness
comes in definite ways. It is the
casting out of our foolish fears that
w<> may have room for z few of our
common joys. It is the telling our
worries to wait until we get through
appreciating our blessings. Take a
deep breath, raise your chest, lift
your eyes from the ground, look up
and think how many things you have
for which to be grateful, and you will
find a smile growing where one may
'ong have been unknown.
Take tho right kind of thought?for
to take no thought would be sin?but
take the calm, unanxious thought of
your business, your duties, your diffi
culties, your disappointments, and all
thelhings that once have caused yc.?
fear and you will find yourself laugh
ing at most of tliHtn. Id some you
will Bee but friends in disguise, and
in others puny foes deok-ed out as
giants. But begin to dread them,
brood over them, look at them with
eyes prejudiced with fear, and the
least difficulties rise like mountains.
In winter seme people worry them
selves into malaria over the mosqui
toes they may meet next summer.
Coming events cast their shadows
before; they cast their sunshine, too,
if we look at them aright. As a
strong man rejoices to run a raoe, as a
young man anticipates with joy the
coming struggle, so does the brave
heart face tomorrow, not only without
fear, but even with a gladness.
- Mistaken ideas of religion are re
sponsible for a great many of the un
necessary wrinkles on the human
faoe. Too many have thought it
would be impossible to bo happy in two
worlds, and so, having elected* happi
ness in the one whioh they thought
would last longest, they have no
choice but to be unhappy in this one.
In faot, some seem to suppose that
the greater their misery here the
more intense will their bliss be there.
If heaven is to be bought that way
certainly many are paying full for
Burdens we all must bear, but they
need not break us. Sorrow we all
must share, but they need not un
make us. They will not if we bave
learned the teaoher's secret of living;
he, the man of sorrows, was the man
who oould bequeath to his friends bis
joy. To him life lost its anxiety,
beoause the ohief things of life were
The Secret o
' Even the best housakeepei
coffee without good material,
blended coffee such as unscrnj
couriers "won't do. But take th
OON COFFER the k
the 'coffee that for over a qua
welcomedin millions of homes
for a king ia this way ?
HOW TO MAKE
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add white of an egg (if egg fa to fa wad aa a
Jj?h ^??5L??S.FNG WATER. A
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Lnntea ?omUIc Sarve promptly.
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TWO WAYS TO
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oMo for eight or tag ?aiaata?,th?atcrrnh^
Insist on getting a paelcft
prepare It according fo this i
OON COFFEE In future.
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SOLD BY GROCER
not food or raiment, or even social
standing, but manhood and uosclfish
uesa to men, and the possibilities of
these were as easily realized io need
and adversity as iu riches aud pros
perity.? St. Louis Republican.
A Cylone or Two.
"Yes," replied the man from Arkan
sas according to the Detroit Tribune,
when asked if he had ever experienced
any cyclones in his locality. "I've been
through a cyclone or two and I don't
hanker after any more."
'Can you give us any particulars
about them?" was asked.
"Why, yes, a few. When the last
cyclone came along I was out in the
held plowiDg with a four-mewl team.
I started to run for cover, but I had
not gone more'n four rods when I
knew 1 was astride of the back of one
o' them mewls and we were both in
a tree top tifty feet above tbo ground.
The handles had been twisted out of
the plow and driven through the trunk
of tho tree, aud one of the other mewls
was hanging to them by his tail."
"That was a queer thing. And so
you were left in a tree top."
"But I want to ask you?"
"I don't care to say anything
"Buf look here," said the ques
tioner, "you were blown into a tree
top along with a mule, and?"
"Please don't press me, sir."
"But can't I ask you how you got
"Oh, yes, you can ask that and wel
come, and i ll answer you that some
fellers come along and chopped the
tree down. I thought you was going
to ask me if the wind blew my hat
band off, and if I ever recovered it
ag'in, and that's a question I han't
going to answer for nobody."
Chaplain E. A. Horton, of the Mas
sachusetts Legislature, told a story
about a long winded member of that
body. The legislator was delivering
a political address in a town not far
from Boston, and the village folk gath
ered in the town hall to hear it.
"He had been speaking quite a
while," said Dr. Horton, "when final
ly an old Scotchman arose and walked
out of the hall. At the door one of
his countrymen was waiting with hie
hack to drive the orator to the sta
" 'Is he done yet, Sandy?' asked
the Soot on the box.
"The old man turned about.
" 'Aye,' said he, 'he's done lang
ago, but he will na stop.' "
A Word of Advice.
Biddleoome was holding his eldest
son in earnest converse, says the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"My boy," he said, "I am filled
with anxiety when 1 think that you
will soon make ehoice of a wife."
"I have not done so yet, father,'
the young man replied. "What sort
of a wife would you suggest?"
The .older man looked around cau
"My son,'? he said, "if youi
father's advioe is worth anything to
you, let me urge you to too Beek for a
woman who hasn't the independence,
the positiveness, the general charac
teristics of your mother." Re was
interrupted at that moment by s
light footfall and realized that hie
beloved helpmeet had entered the
room. "No, my son," be oontinned,
"do not hope to find another wo
man like your mother. Such para
gons are rarely, if ever, duplica
? In after yeaTS it usually gives a
married man a headaohe every time
he hears ' an;,-iber man whistling the
f Good : Coffee
re cannot xnaka a good enp of
Dirty, adulterated- and queerly
>nloua dealers shovel over thoir
o pure, olc^n, natural flavored
?fer of all package coffees?
rter of a century bas been daily
-and you will make ? drink ?V
r?solu you rmint nse the beet eofleo.
Vao tflblcopoonful to each cop, onfl one
?ia water, enough to nake a tkJ?k ante, and
et?ti), then foUow one ol the folloVE? ral<a :
usd boning wafer* cad M it fro 11
J yotHP eo?fl water ?o fft* paste am?
?ltsie cold water, an? la tlvo
ban tan minutes? fa?for? serving.
as bean boiled beton?.
of an egg, jrtrfag it with tho grotmft KHR
ifterboiiin?ftddod?Jhof czli wattT.and act
gc ofi genuine LION flQ
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THt CENTAUR COMPANY. H?W VOHK CITY.
This Establishment has been Selling1
IN ANDERSON for more than forty years. Daring all that time competitors
have come and gone, but we have remained right here. We have always sold
Cheaper than any others, and during those long years we vc not had one dis
satisfied customer. Mistakes will- sometimes ooour, and if at any time we
found that a customer was dissatisfied wo did not rest until we had made him
satisfied. This polioy, rigidly adhered to, has made us friends, true and last
ing, and we oan say with pride, but without boasting, that we have the confi
dence of the people of thin section; We have a larger Stock of Goods this^
season than we have ever had, and we pledge you our word that we have never'
sold Furniture at as close a margin of profit as we are doing now. This it?
proven by the fact that we are selling Furniture not only all over Anderson
County but in every Town in the Piedmont section. Come and see us. Your
parents saved money by buying from us, and you and your children can save
money by buying here too. We carry EVERYTHING in the Furniture line,,
G? F. TOLLY & SON. Depot Street
* The Old Reliable Furniture Dealers
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insurance suggests itself?but circumstan
ces of late have shown how life hangs by a
thread when war, flood, hurricane and fire
suddenly overtakes you, and the only way
to be sure that your family is protected in
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* M. M^MATTieON,
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ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID
ALSO, COTTON SEED MEAL.
If you want 'High Grade Goods we will fca glad to sell you.
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We/want yotur trade. y ^
Fresh Shipnisnt just in--^iU th@ varieties
grow weU in this section. Fruit Jars,
Jar Tops and Fruit Jar Rubbers.
Office over raraera and Merchants Bank, Anderson, S. C,