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THIS SEEMS TO BE THE FINAL
END OF PRESENT DRIFT.
The State Dispensary Must Go-A
Forecast Probable Action Next
timent Will Prevail Both
House and Senate.
The Columbia correspondent of the
Charleston News nd Courier writes
his paper as follows:
"It is nol many weeks now before
the general assembly will meet here.
Taxation and liquor will be the two
-,most important and serious ri1atters
%hat will be discussed. There are- a
great many folks -who are speculating
what is going to be done about the
dispensary situation and how-the li
quor problem can be settled. .
There is no one who -can tell. It
is a very much worse prophecy than
to speculate on cotton, .as there ap
pearsy to -be much more certainty
about the price of cotton remaining
good thin there is that the'general
assembly will do one thing or another.
The members from Pickens and
Cherokee and York and Spartanburg
andt Greenville are most likely going
to carry out by their votes what they
regard as the expression of their peo
pie. These counties have voted for
prohibition pure and simple, -and the
chances are always that members will
vote in accord with the express sen
timent of their 'home -people, regard
less of their personal view in such
cases. It may -be argued that the vote
was light and that there -has not been
Pa full vote. The membe.rs realized
that those who did not vote did so
from their own preference, as the
subject was agitated for months in
every county in the state before an
election was held, and those who did
-not participate in the disensary elec
tions did so from preference, and
where the vote has been four and five
and even six to one the members
kAnow the sentiment of the people to
~be against the dispensary system,
and that is most likely to be their
As at present advices there is ev
ery reason to say that 'the p.rohibi
tion sentiment 'will prevail in 'both the
house and the senate. It is not so
-:much the preference of the indifid
ual members, but the result of the
-recent ele&tions, and if Charleston
and Sumter and Richland and other
~.ounties want to retain their 'dispen
saries they will 'have to do so by the
grade of the prohibition voted ifi the
Theret is more moderation in the
politics of the state these days than
there was five or ten years ago and
Charleston and Columbia 'and Sum
-ler and Georgeto,wn may 'be able to
* convince the members that 'they do
-not 'want prohibit ion, and that it
would 'be better for the balance of
The state if prohibition be not forced
on an. unwilling people, but it will
Tnave to be done 'by persuasion, and
today the outlook is none toofvo
able for such exemptions or local
The very best that Charleston. Co
lumbia, Sumter, Florence and the
other anti-prohibition folks can hope
for is county dispensaries. By county
dispensaries is meant a dispensary
system operated and controlled by
county and city authorities, as is
done in North Carolina and Georgia.
The state dispensary will not be con
tinued. The argument to continue it
will be that it wind up the business
now on hand, sell the stock on hand
at auction or to -The counties that con
tinue the dispensaries.
With half of the counties out of
-the dispensary system it can be readi
ly.appreciated that the continuance of
the system of a large state ihstitution
means.that the cost\of each of the re
maining counties will be that much
larger in proportion.
Until recently the expenses of the
state system have been divided and
have to be borne by twenty counties
even if no other counties vote out the
dispensaries. It is simply a case ,of
short division instead of long division.
The state system is going to be
-abolished in time- simply from a busi.
ness sttndpoint, to say nothing of the
feeling that There is at present against
Could Not Catch The Train.
There is a man in Enfield, Conn.,
who drives a carriage to*and from the
station for the accommodation (?) of
the public. He is exceedingly slow,
nearly always being a little' behind
One day hel was engaged to carry
a lady to a train which it was very
important she -shouldI catch. She
watched and waited, with hat and
coat on, until it was nearly train
time. At last Mr. C. 'drove up, hur
rying not an atom.
The lady's husband flew to the
door and impatiently shouted: "What
is the use of -coming now? It's nearly
"Waal," drawled the immovable
hackman, "if your wife 'has her things
on and is ready to start. I reckon I
can git her most there."
American Tea Growing.
Reports from the American tea
plantation at Pinehurst, S. C., con
tinue to be encouraging, so much so
that other planters are consideringI
taking up the crop.
SAs a preliminary to the establish
ment of the new industry, the -gov
enent authorities have completed
a soil survey of the rice soils on
Cooper River, South Carolina, 'the
proposed location of the 'tea planta-.
tion, and find from analysis that they
are well adapted to the tea culture,
containing, as they do, considerable
quantities of organic matter, nitrogen,
phosphoric acid and potash.
.The present plantation co6ntists of
about 1oo acres, -and, while started un
der .independent auspices, the work
has proved so successful and promis
ing as an American crop that the gov
ernmenr has lent assistance .n many
as cheap as
rFive Cents u
- ' /
The possibilities of the industry is
indicated by the fact that the annual
importations of tea are valued at near
ly $13.000,000, practically all of which
comes from China and Japan.
How Monkeys Sleep.
New York Press. -
"Look at them," said the keeper
3oftly. "A pretty sight, isn't it?"
The rays of the lantern did not
awaken the multitude of monkeys
isleep in the great cage. They lay in
a hundred attitudes. Here a slum
bering mother held her slumbering
>aby in her arms; 'here a formidable
nale lay by himself in a cleared space;
i fat monkey in a corner snored.
But not one of these monkeys slept
>n his back.
"Do you see?" said the keeper.
"They lie on their sides, on their
;tomachs, -every which way-but
:here isn't one a lying on his back.'
"There never is. No monkey was
wver found sleeping on 'his back.
3ometimel, as I consider their intel
igence and their -nanifold virtues, h
;eems to me than the -fact that mon
ceys never sleep on their backs is the
hief difference betw-en them and
When a visitor or visitors are on
iand, who should suggest the hour of
It is the place- of the hostess or
That question came up a few even
ngs age around a certain fireside and
t was rifot fully settled. The prepon
erance of opinion, as they say in the
ourt house, leaned to the side of the
uest and that she was the one to
:ake the lead. Of course where visi
:ors and visited are on very friendly
:erms, no such formality need be ob
erved. Like all questions this has
two sides to it. When a 'visitor sees
that the old man is getting restless
nd yawning and going for a drink
of water, or if the eyes of -vhe hostess
begin to get glassy and she looks as
if she was thinking of the dead past,
it is time to make a break for bed.
Good, common sense will 'always
show the right way to get to bed.
An Early Betrothal.
In the early days of California the
daughters of tihe Lugos were sought
in marriage 'by the best families of the
state./ It 'was a boast that they were
even courted in the cradle, as when
the young officer 'Colonel I.gnacio
Vallejo, being in San Luis Qbispo on
the occasion of the birth of a daughter
to the Lugos, asked her father for the
'hand of the day old baby, provided
wherr the time came to fplfill the con
tract the senorita should be iwilling.
This seemingly albsurd betrothal took
place. The child grew up 'to be an in
telligent as well as attractive young
woman, married her betrothal and be
came the mnother of man.y children,
among them Miriano Guadalupe Val
A -mere madness-to live like a
you can no~
We have the
Wonderful Miniature Book.
The smallest bound book in the
great collection of miniature books
owned by the New York society is a
campaign document issued i-n 1832.
It bears not only the distinction of
being the smallest volume in the
great collection referred to, but has
been pronounced by experts,/in book
lore to be one of the tiniest books
in existence. It contains but fourteen
leaves, each of which is closely print
ed on both sides in microscopit type.
Each leaf is one and one-half inches
in length and seven'h-eights of an
inch in width. The title page bears
the following inscription: "Life.. and
Public Services of General Pierce.
Respectfully Dedicated to General
Lewis Cass. Concord Press. 1832."
Gladstone's Early Joys.
When Mr. Gla.dstone -was quite an
old man it chanced that he and Mr.
Chaplin were staying at the same
country house together on a visic.
One night after dinner the Grand Old
Man asked Mr. Chaplin whether his
grandmother had not lived in a certain
street in Mayfair. Mr. Chaplin re
plied that she had done so. "Well,"
said Mr. Gladstone, "I remember dis
tinctly. I lived next door to her for
awhile when I was a child. She used
to -give evening parties. When the
carriages were assembled to take up,
my brother and I used to creep out of
bed-it was in the summer time-soft
ly open the -window, get out our
squirts and discreetly fire away at the
coachmen on the boxes. I remember
the intense delight with which we
used to see them look up to the sky
and call out to ask each other wheth
er it wasn't beginning to rain."
He Got Even.
"I feel quite lost tonight. Forgot
to bring my new glasses. Who is that
over-dressed woman at the piano?"
"Eh? That's my wife.",
"Beg pardon. And 'who is the
scrawny girl in blue -standing by her?"
"That's my daughter."
"By Jove, how stupid!, And tell
me, please, 'who is that gawky-looking
fellow 'with the big ears who ist stand
ing just opposi.te us?"
".That's your reflection in the mir
ror, you idiot."
aHe had not changed. This season,
aof yore, it was the same. B'etwe/#
each act, 'with some glib lie upon his
tongue, he slipped out blandly, to re
turn odorous of cloves. She drew
closer to him.
"George," she breached passionate
ly, "promise me one thing."
"What is i.t?" the man asked.
"Promise-oh, promise me--to stop
drinking for my sake."
"I .will,"' he said. "Hereafter, when
I drink it will be for my own sake
And as the curtain fell, he scram
bled adroitly over seventeen pairs of
legs and disappear'ed again.
There is no gihost so difficult to lay
in the H
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