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Disculsses the Attiiude of the artY
and the Forthcoming Session
San Francisco, Sept. 20.-Senator
Benjamin R. Tillman, after visiting
tbirty states since the adjournment of
congress, and meeting thousands of
people, gives the Hearst News Ser
vice his observations on the vital
questions of the hour and issues that
will predominate in the coming presi
dential campaign. He does not dis
cuss candidates or politicians, be
eause he says he does not know any
thing about what they are doing in
the way of political combinations and
By Benjiman E Tillman, United
States Senator Irom South
The one -significant transaction or
fact that has come to the front tnee
the adjournment of congress last
March is the apparent clash, or
threatened clash, between state and
national authority, in the effort to
control corporations and railroads.
Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska,
New York, Pennsylvania, North Car
olina annd Alabama have passed
two-cent fare bills and taken other
prominent action in the direction of
regulating charges for freight and
passenger transportation. Governor
Hughes vetoed the New York bill.
The Pennsylvania railroad, which
owns' the state, set about annulling
the twoLcent fare bill. People of oth
er states felt grateful except in
North Carolina and Alabama. Unit
ed States Circuit Judge Jones issued
sweeping injunctions restraining the
state officials from enforcing the
laws. The constitutionality of the law
was not attacked. It could not be
attacked, except upon the plea of
The Plutocratic Press.
While the matter was in the publit
' the plutocratic press teemed
th editorials and cartoons, all in
to direct the attention of the
people to the ghost of state rights,
which we were told was shot to death
in '61 and '65. The country was led
to suppose that North Carolina and
Governor Glenn were attempting a
rival of the old ante-bellum doe
*e. In truth, these organs of Mor
Harriman, Rijoekefeller, et aL,
ave attempted to mislead the peo
pie and bolster up the Root idea of
national authority upon absolutely
false .grounds. When Judges Pritch
ard and Jones stand up and proelaim
in thundering tones "we are the na
tion; we have the power and author
ity to protect vested interests and the
state shall not destroy the property
of the railroads,'' they wave their
arsfrantically and the ghost of Cal
ouin is conjured from under the bed.
ey bid it be gone. People who have
yes and who examined this affair
osely, saw, looking over these judg
' shoulders, the grinning faces of
e railroad magnates-and the judg
are mere mannikins, obeying the
ers of their former employers.
The American people will never be
mbozled anid driven by fake ap
als to the national spirit, invoked
protect 'the Harriman, Morgan,
ekefeller gang in their efforts to
nel producers of the country to
ytribute to them and dividends on
The usurpations of power by the
eral judiciary and the absolute
ereignty' by many federal judges
the interests of the trusts and the
essity for congressional action in
arly defining and laying down the
diction and power of federal
s, will atract more attention than
egreat question of regulating
Judicial usurpation and trust
uses and co-relative questions-th-e
o are interlocked and one hinges
the other, as President Roosevelt
cently recognized when he made the
ue in 1904 and 1905, that the rail
ad rate fixed by the commission
ud go into effect immediately and
kthere till reversed by the courts.
course, we all know he surrender
n this important point and that
ech camxe off victor. This hit of
laitves history turns the light on
striking fact that in North Car
the attempt was made to do just'
the president declared all rail
s to be compelled to do.
the tederal court butted in and'
they could not do it, but they
e Root idea of centralization will
he vital issue in the next presi
al campaign. The Root idea
be pressed by the Republicans
Roosevelt; the Democrats will,
ually and inevitably, take the oth
his nation must speak through
es and define the powers of
Iie~ i-eai ii 1--per' inethod o"LuV
,rnment control and regul, tion of
Lrusts is the other important ques
tion which must be determined in the
Whenever the people give up local
self-government, we shall lose the
substance of liberty and nothing but
the shadow will be left. When states
are hampered by federal interfer
ence, when the people are harassed
and plundered by corporations, we
must look ahead and steer away from
I do not think there is any likeli
hood of war with Japan. Japan is too
busy heading off bankruptcy to think
about fighting us. It might be diffi
cult if we were persecuting Japan
like Russia did, when Japanese na
tional pride woukq immediately put
them to fight if they were on their
knees when the scrap began.
Occurrences in British Columbia
and Dominion of Canada and the de
mand for exclusion will help out in
settling the question. Japan is not
going to rear up and tear around with
her ally, England, and when she gets
through pleading with England they
won't try to bluff old Uncle Sam.
The Japanese diplomats are acute and
alive men, and, of course, they are not
going to be disadvantaged by us if
they can help it.
S. AND W. HAS TERMINAL.
Officials Spent Friday in Charleston
Looking Over the Valuable Pro
perty on the Water Front.
Charleston, Sept. 19.-Mr. Jno. W.
Potter, chairman of the board of di
rectors of the South and Western
railroad, and Mr. George Carter,
president of.the company, came into
Charleston last night on the private
car Clinchfield, and, this morning ear
ly, in company with Mr. Henry Buist,
counsel for their interests at Charles
ton, made a close inspection of the
extensive terminal properties of the
company on the Cooper river which
were acquired about a year ago, in ex
pectation of the line they are con
structing coming into this eity.
'Mr. Potter and Mr. Carter, it is
understood, are iniaking a tour of the
section through which their road is
projected to run, and it is significant
that Charleston, the prospective ter
minus of the line and its port should
have been one of the main points for
them to visit.
The two railroad officials came in
last night, and early this morning.
They were met by Mr. Buist, who took
them in an automobile to the termin
al properties, which consist of 150
acres of fine water front, just south
of the Standard Oil company's pro
perty on the Cooper river. They re
turned to their car before noon and
left at once for Augusta, where it is
expected they will look over the in
terests of their line.
Mr. Buist was seen this afternoon
by The State's correspondent and
was asked about the visit of Mr. Pot
ter and Mr. Carter, but beyond ad
mitting that he had been with them
to inspect the terminal property
which he purchased in their behalf
he would make no statement concern
ing the matter.
The South & Weste;rn road, it is
well understood, is projected to run
from the coal fields of Tennessee
across the Vilginia and Kentucky
mountains to Rutherfordton, thene
into South C'arolina, probably through
Spartanburg, and to Charleston, it
has generally been stated, by way of
Lugoff, on the Seaboard Air Line,
near Columbia. The construction of
the road through the mountains to
Rutherfordton is being pushed rapid
ly and the time seems to have come
for undertaking the rest of the work.
It has been said recently that the
stringency of the money market and
the uncertainty of railroad invest
ments, in the face of the governmen
tal and popular agitations that have
been so rife of late, have been the
only causes of delay in completing
the line. Whether or not there has
been suffieient relief of the situation
to justify proceeding at~ this time is
not known, but it is evident that the
projectors of the undertaking are
giving renewed attention to the
-The coming of the road into Char
leston will make this a great coal port
and will also develop an entirely new
and independent line of railroad to
the West from Charleston.
It is the general understanding that
Thomas F. R.yan of New York is the
controlling influence in the South &
Western project, and it is believed
that there is intimate association be
tween the new road and the Seaboard
One oar on haingang or Fine of,
$800-R. Lee Hunter Convicted e
on Four Counts of Violat- 1)
ing Dispensary Law. s
The State.' $
Laurens, Sept. 20.-Judge Gary to- e
day heard arguments on motion for
new trials on a number of cases, in- e
eluding that of the State against R. I
oPIE READ WRoTE,
SIGN oF PoVERTY
So ARE CLEANED UP CL
CLoTHES AND YOU WIL
GET RICHER. WE CARF
CoATS THAT ARE ESPECI
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BEHIND EVERY GARMEN'
SoMETHING FoR NoTHIN(
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MAY GIVE UP YoUR GooD
WHAT IS CoMING To YoL
WE WILL GIVE YOU WHAT
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F'oR lo.OoA GooD .
FoR $12.50 A BETTE]
FOR $18.50 THE BES1
CoME To SEE THE UP-To
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The People's I
Paid UpOGapital - -
Surplus and Individual F
For protection of deposi
H. C. MOSELEY. President. M
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier. G
Better a conservative Interes
return when wanted, than a high
about the principal.
A National Bank Is a safe Dep(
makes it so. Likewise our Boar
of prudent conservative mnanagenr
' G. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
J. H. Hunter.
J. P. B(
We allow 4 per cent. per
Department, interest pa
Capital $50,000 - -
No Matter How Small,
will give it careful atte
applies to the men and ti
-! (I 'l1 ( i.:pensary law
- iir emunt.z. Afl irotions were ov
rruled. This afternoon Hunter ap
eared in court and in addition to a
trong lecture delivered by the court,
e was sentenced to pay a fine of
SOO or serve one year on the county
Notice of appeal to the supreme
ourt was immediately served by
YOU MAY CLEAN ALLTHE
FRomYouR OLD CLoThES
NO WANT9 TO LooK LJKE A
>Y GENTEEL7YoU DONT
PROSPEROUS OR. CLEAN.
VS FL CONF\D ENT
p..ME YCIJR3 3PQT TI.DY
IP OR A TARE MAY BE
'A PATCH IS A SURE 4
oTHES. WEAR RICH _
L FEEL RICHER AND
Y SUITS AND OVER
ALLY MADE FoR VS DY
HERE ISA GUARANTEE
7. YoU CANNOT GET
i BVT IF YOU Do NOT
LOTHING SToRE YOU ei
MONEY AND NOT GE ti
. COME To US AND
IS COMING To YOU.
ANCY WoRSJTED SUIT|s~
FANCY WoARSTED SUIT Id
EST oSSSLE SUIT a
POSSIBLE. .. oVER CoA T 0
THE MINUTE DEALER|SS
EWAR T-PERRY CO.
y, S. C.
- - $25,000 00
rof its $6,000 00 -
. $25,000 00 *
.A. CARLISLE, Vice-President *
o. JOHNSTONE, Attorney. 6
:on your deposit with its safe *
rate and a feeling of doubt 6
isit. Government supervision6
d of Directors is a guarantee *
W. P. Pugh.6
Jno. B. Fellers.*
W. A. Moseley.
H. C. Moseley.
annum in our Savings
- Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Large,
ntion. This message
ie women alike.
J. E. NORWOOD,
TO SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS FOR
k SHIPMENT OF LEATHER BELTING AND WHANG, SHIP
D US IN APRIL, HAS JUST ARRIVED, WE HAD GIVEN THIS
IP[ENT UP AS LOST AND HAD DUPLICATED ORDER, NOW WE
LVE TWICE AS MUCH AS WE EXPECTED, WE DO NOT CARE TO
ERY ANY OVER AND WE WILL GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF A
ICE THAT WILL MOVE IT.
AS TO GANDY BELTING
WE FIND MANY PEOPLE WHO 9ONSIDER ALL CANVAS
ITCHED BELTS GANDY BELTS AND DO NOT KNOW THE DIF
ENCE UNTIL THEY HAVE USED IT A WMIL. ALL GANDY
LTING IS STAMPED WITH THE MARK-THE GENUINE GANDY
LT-EVERY TEN FET, NONE GENUINE WITHOUT IT. BE
LE OF IMITATIONS. WE CARRY 4 TO 12 IN 4 PLY IN STOCK
D CAN GIVE YOU ANY OTHER SIZES MADE ON SHORT NO
lummer Bros' Co
iroqd July Clearance Sale:
We have too many summer goods, and rath
r than carry them over we are going to make
ie price on them RED HOT. This sale com
iences Friday 12th, and includes all colored
immer Dress Goods, Colored Parasols, La
es' Slippers, Men's Straw Hats, Ladies' Hats
ad Flowers, Summer Clothing, Men's Low
'arter Shoes. We sell Domestic Sewing Ma
iines $25.00, New Defender Drop Head
ewing Machine $1 7.93, Machine warranted
Just received our 32nd car, making 3,555
bis, choice Tennessee Flour, and while it lasts
:es for best patent $5.25, half pat. $4.80.
very barrel guaranteed to give satisfaction.
PROSPERITY, S. C.
The First Cough of the Sease
Even though not severe, has a tendency to irritate - hae sensi-g
tive membranes of* the throat and delicate bronc 'ial tubes.
Coghstthen comue ea al wnter, every tie youae nmt
set up an inflamation.in the delicate capilr air tubes of the *
lungs. The best remedy is QUICK RELIEF~ COUGHg
SYRUP. It at once gets right at the seat of trouble and re
moves the cause. It is free from Morphine and is as safe for *
a child as for an adult. 25 cents at - 5
MAYES' DRUG STORE. .
PREPARE FOR THE RAINY DAY,
For it will surely come, and may catch you in circum
stances that will prove a great hardship to yourself and
family. If you will take care of the pennies they will
soon make dollars which will brighten the
cloudy days of the future. Begin to-day and
we'll help you put a silver lining behhd each.
- dark cloud at the rate of FOUR PER CENT.
on all your rainy day money.
FOUR PER CENT. ON SAVINGS DEPOSITS.
The Bank of Prosperity,
Prosperity, S. C.
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr. J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
J F. rmwne Cahier. J. A. Counts, Asst. Cashr.