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(SENATOR TILLMAN NOW
IMPROVEMENT IN HIS HEALT
Writes Interestingly of Sights
Rome, Venice, Milan and Conntry
Distri?ts of Europe.
Dr. ?J. \V. Babcock, who is wi
I Senator Tillman in Europe, lias wr:
ten a personal note to Mr. Augu
lvohn, Columbia correspondent of t
News and Courier, saying that Sou
tor Tillman's health continues to ii
prove. Dr. Babcock enclosed to M
Kolm an account of Senator Ti
man's travels, dictated by Senat
Tillman for his friends in South Ct
olina. Following is the note from I
I Babcock, together with the lett
from Senator Tillman, both of whi
appeared in the Sunday News:
Geneva, Switzerland, July 19, 1008.
Dear Mr. Kolin: It is a rainy mor
ing, so I have taken advantage of t
only opportunity I have had for
long time to get Senator Tillman
dictato an account of our travels f
his friends in South Carolina. I r
glad to report that the Senator co
tinues to improve. IIo is very r
i tivc and keeps going all the time. T
1 evidences of his recent threaten
' paralysis have almost entirely disn
peared. As ever, sincerely years,
J. W. Babcock.
The observations of Senator Ti
man, as dictated by himself follov
(Dictated by Senator Tillman.)
Geneva, July 19, 1908.
. It is practically a month n<
L since we left Naples, and the time li
li been most pleasantly, and F ho
I profitably, passed, both mentally a
physically. The journey has be
leisurely, which brought us to Got
va, but the sight-seeing has i>e
quite arduous. Rome was espeeia
and necessarily the most exacting
its points of interest, and the wo
necessary to sec them. We remain
there twelve days and then, in c
spair, decided that it would take
year's hard work to gain any a<
quale idea of things, and then mov
on to Florence. Moreover, there w
a constant desire for hooks, whi
were at home, to refresh our me
ories, which was provoking. The o
thing which is incomprehensive, cv
now, is the smallness of the Rom
Forum; and why so many temples a
other massive buildings were crowd
into such a small space, and that
a hollow between hills is a quest i
which every thoughtful travel
will ask himself. T am sure the c
tire area known as the Forum, :
eluding the Sights for the palace
temples, bascilieas, etc., is not t
acres. This includes (he spare fr<
the Tarpeian Rock on which the Csi
itol stood to the Arch of Titus. Pi
I cannot undertake any descripti
and only mention this surprising f;
as the most striking thing in
visit to the former mistress of t
We noticed a marked difference
the Roman people from the Neapc
tans. They are larger in stature, a
the. "beggars which are so pesliferci
at Naples arc very rare'v seen
Rome. We reached Florence on t
evening of July 3, and spent t
Fourth in this beautiful city. It li
no ruins and tlic bridge aeyoss I
Arno is perhaps (lie only structu
which has come down from the li
man period. There is sculpture <
orywhore, and we absolutely becai
surfeited on great paintings. Xc
the edge of the principal square a
in front of the old palace, whi
then, as now, was I lie. seat of the ci
government, there is a circular bron
tablet let into the payment o\
which passengers :m<l vehicles pa
with the picture of Savonarola a
the legend marking that as the sp
on which lie was executed, and 1
body afterwards burned along wi
the two monks, Fra Sal vest ro a
Fra Domenieo, who were his prin
pal lieutenants in the effort to i
form the* abuses of Catholicism. 1
was equally brave and fearless wi
1 illther, whom he antedated by a In
century or more. T will confess to
greater feeling of solemnity in lor
ing at this tablet, which may be li
ened to a large bronze medal, than
have on entering any church sincc
have been in Kurope. Again I won
mention the marked improvement
the type of the people as com par
with the Southern Italians. T
Florentines are fully as large in st
tnre as the Americans, and the ii
pression made on me by the pco|
in the streets is that they are of
highly intelligent, courteous and a
mirable citizenship. It is straining i
the muscles of Iho neck to gaze
pictures and there are so many in .
two great galleries here?tho Pii
and the .Uffizi?that wo were glad
move on to Venice, which city w<
reached on July 7. The route carriet
]) su acres the Appeunincs, through i
large number of tunnels and througl
pieturesque scenery, after which wi
ilescent'cd into the garden of Italy
the far famed valley of the Po
. II' m^li the laud is uo richer than tIi<
plain extending from Venice to Mil
an, which is designate.! as (he plaii
of Lombards*. It is d^Ucull to any
one who 1 as not seen the rich prairie
. extending J'rom Indiana west war I, :
^ conceive the richness of this land
l' The landscape, however, is very dii
ferent. There are no large field
n_ t>i" open spaces. The mulberry trees
q. whose leaves are used to feed sili
worms, are everywhere in evidence
while avenues of Lombardy poplar
u._ ^"d rows of eltns to support grap
)r vines give the appearance of a wood
Cl* ed country. The trees are kep
cjj pruned to small heads, rind crop
of corn, wheat and clover are growi
right up to their roots. Every foo
n_ of land is utilized,
he *11U* secn comparatively littl
n Indian corn till we reached this fei
tile region and, considering the intel
or ligence of the people, it is a ver
im striking commentary on their lack o
n- experimentation and initiative thn
ic- 1,1 ?>' are sjich poor farmers in cor
j,0 culture. The corn is absolutel
ed broadcast, and when you can see an
p. rows at all they are from twclvo t
fifteen inches wide, with just rooi
for one furrow with a plough. Th
11- corn, must be cultivated mainly wit
a hoe, but as it is in full silk an
tassel now uo work is being done i
it. As it averages about one foot i
the drill there must be from :J0,()00 t
5W 40,000 stalks to the acre. Ilowevc
ag rich the land, or however perfect III
pC cnl I i vat ion, the light a.nd air are slm
nd ou' "'is method of culture. Whil
cn I have no statistics as to the yield i
)C_ grain, it must be relatively small, an
cn there is no wonder that the diseas<
HV pellagra, prevails to such an alarmin
j'n extent in this country. We were tol
rjc by the government official at Ronv
C(l wbo corresponds to tlie head of Hi
lc- ^"ited States marine hospital sei
vice, and who has good use of tli
|c_ English language and evidently is
C(j man of scientific, .attainment, th:
there is no doubt that this terribl
disease is due entirely to the using o
,n_ unsoun*l Indian corn as food, an
that this must be due entirely t
' crowding, as the climate of Milan i
nn <hc same as that of Charlott
n(i ^T- i^ anything warmer, with fu
I opportunity for the corn to matui
. thoroughly. We bought some corn i
oji the Place St. Mark, in Venice, t
ler feed the pigions with, and the grail
were nearly round, as though comin
in nubbins. And, of course, wit
op "10 corn crowded as they grow it i
Italy nothing but nubbins are po:
nn As <l,c P?as?'ils depend large!
ou corn for food in Xorihern Ttal
lut* j n,1<l I heir poverty suggests or coii
on Pels eating whatever grain they ca
irj "(!1, ,,l<> "00(1 J,,ul ?ire ground 1<
' get her, hence the disease peleura.
he' - ^ enice is a little too much for a
invalid to attempt, to describe.
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p lias no streets, only alleys six to t(
1 feet wide and canals from ten
? litirty leet wide. The alleys cross tl
1 canals, when necessary, on bridge
t? always high arched for the passaj
, of gondolas and lighters. And ever,
i, thing, including people, transported
i> the city, is either carried on tl
- hack or in a boat by water. AVe d
u not see a single vehicle of anv kii
- or a horse. The' paving problem
s relatively unimportant iu Venice, ai
there is no necessity for dodgii
I. street cars, automobiles, cabs <
trucks, all of' which we found Co 1
s very necessary when we reached M
k Undoubtedly there is nothing
the way of contrast greater tin
s that which exists between these t\
e Italian cities?Venice and Milan. 1]
- cay and former grandeur are writt"
t all over Venice, and the silence whii
s one finds there is typical of ti
ii grave. Milan, with its half millh
t people, the commercial and.mamifn
turing metropolis of the Kingdom
e Italy, is in every respect, barring t
_ narrowness of some of its streets,
1- bustling, progressive modern cil
y and one can easily imagine himself
f St. Louis or Cincinnati or Pittsbui
!t barring the smoke. Its cathedral
n to my mind, even more pleasing tin
y St. l'eter's, at Home. While that
y stupendous and magnificent, there
o something garish about it, and such
n studied effort to substitute some po
0 lilix maximums as an idol to be wt
h shipped, instead of Christ, that I
<1 simple majesty and beauty and di
n nily of the Milan cathedral is ve
n j impressive. This may also be s;i
,,jol the Seville cathedral.
r After a day and a half on the lli
e inn lakes, I'omo, Lugano and Mji
it ;rioiv?, we h'lt Italy and came direct
ojCnu-va, coining the entire length
n hake (ieneva from its eastern to
d western end, by boat. Our plea.su
r?, j was much marred by a heavy s<|ii
g and rain, which drove us from t
d deck Iwo-tbirds of the time, and
c, has been raining pretty much e\
io since we j>o| here.
Having myself been very pronom
10 e?l in expressing the idea that It
inns were undesirable immigrants I
South Carolina a sense of .jtisti
0 compels me to say that having wj
died the people of Italy with tli
d very question in view, T still feel ;li
o I lie people of Naples and Hit.,'
>s Southern Italy whom I saw at Sab
mini and l'eslnm are not the t.v
we would like to have. From Woi
,R northward, the impression make
n j me is entirely favorable, and I f
? sure thai if we could <.,m :,nv nf ,
Northern Italians into the Soulln
g States they would make good cit
ens and help in every way to ass
n the white race in solving the r;
5- problem. (>nr investi?ation sliows 11
> most o( (hose who leave home <jo
| South America, especially to the .
i- iirentiue Republic, while we also lea
n led that there is a strong reflux e
)- rent of those who have come tr- i
j Cnited States, both ships on wh
a i we travelled having their full co
ft J piements of twelve hundred each.
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ERT NORRIS, G
mi j 1 uruing home. (jood aiul bad alike
to they all love Italy
ie Xotwithstauding the strenuous lif<
's, we have been leading, I led strong
jo or and better as time passes, am
y- should the improvement continue
m ought t<> be strong and well agaii
e when 1 reach home in October,
ul CALHOXJN COUNTY
i* DISPENSARY CASE
Supremo Court Decides That The:
?r Must Remain Open?Injunction
I'1' ] is Permanent.
il- The South Carolina supreme cour
on 1 uesday rendered its decision ii
m the Calhoun county dispensary ease
in continuing the injunction issued b;
vo Chief Justice Pope, which injunctioi
'e- prohibited the permanent closing o
mi the dispensaries located at For
fli Motto and St. Mat I hews, in Calhour
lie The court was unanimous in their do
>n cision, the opinion being delivered b
it'- Associate Justice Ira B. Jones,
of The supreme court holds that th
he dispensaries in Calhoun are lawful!
a provided for and can not be close
v, permanently except by vote of lie
in citizens. It is also held that the gov
g, ernor has power to appoint a count
is dispensary board for Calhoun. CJo>
nil j Ansel will not take any action nut:
is he has received recommendation
is from officials and citizens of Calhout
? The usual custom is to appoint* th
n- members of this board upon rceon
i'- I mendation of the legislative deleg:
he | tion of the county, but (he "ball
i?- j county " has as yet no legislative d<
I legal ion-and the governor will pre
'id j bahly act upon the recommended in
j of officials of (hat county and citi>
i.V- The dispensaries at Si. Matthew
to i and Fori Motto have been in operr
of .lion since the formation of Calhou
its county but. had i! not been for Hi
|,-o prompt action of interested citizer
nil of Calhoun who applied to Cliir
he .lustice Pope and secured the ten
ii porarv injunction, I ho county dispo?
('i" sarv board of Orangeburg count
would have closed both dispensarit
le- permanently. While the disponsarii
al- | have been operated by the Orariii<
'or , bun; eiMinty hoard the pr ? "' ! dom
ice i ed I roiii the two dispensaries will <>
it- to < 'alhoun county.
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he ' Tickets v.,1,1 Aim. Mth. good returi
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mt < olumbia, S. C., to Wilminglo
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Lot ioc. ginghams at Sc.
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_U>1 standard calicoes at 5c.
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you want to save yourr
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