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TAFT COMING TO CHARLESTON.
If He Goes to Panama He Will Sail
From That Port-Is Anzious to
Make the Trip.
Washington, December 12.-Wm.
H. Taft, president-elect, contemplates
a visit to Panama before his inauga
ration. This visit is approved by
President Roosevelt and Secretary
Root. While it has not been finally
determined upon, Mr. Taft announe
ed to night that it was his inclination
to go. Should this be his final de
cision he will leave the port of Char
leston, S. C., probably the last week
in January for a trip which will oe
eupy approximately twenty days.
There are many reasons, in Mr. Taft's
fview, why his trip tot the Isthmus
would be of decided advantage to the
advancement of the canal project and
consequently to the United States.
President Roosevelt's visit proved
a decided stimulus to the work; the
three visits which Mr. Taft has made
as Secretary of War all were of ad
vantage; there are constantly arising
and accumulating many minor tangles
of administration and conflict of au
thority which the presence of the
president or the president-elect might
make possible of elimination with lit-;
The journey, if made, would un
doubtedly be on one of the navy's
best ships, and Mrs. Taft, who made
the first visit to Panama with Mr.
Taft four years ago, would, without
doubt, accompany him this time.
The only objection to the expedi
tion, which has been pointed out by
careful students of the law and the
constitution, is that pending the offi
cial declaration of Mr. Taft as presi
dent-eleet by the action of the elector
al college, ard his inauguration as
president, there is no constitutional or
legal provision for the substitution of
any one else in the event of anything
happening to him in Panama. This ob
jeetion is not regarded 'as of suffi
cient weight to detain Mr. Taft from
a journey which is regarded as essen
tial to the success of one of the big
enterprises of his administration.
.The news of this trip followed a
conferenes last night with President
Roosevelt, and today again at the
.White House at luncheon, and later
with Secretary Root, with whom Mr.
Taft spent most of the afternoon.
Further details of the Roosevelt-Root
conference were not made known, be
yond the state-nent by Mr. Taft that
the selection of his cabinet was thor
Mr. Taft said tonight that inter
-views he had had yesterday and today
-with Senators Aldrich and Hale had
led him to believe that the attitude of
these two senate leaders respecting
'tariff revision was decidedly favorable
to the kind of a 'tariff bill he has been
advocating. A conference with Sena
tor Crane, of Massachusetts, also con
firmed this view. Representatives
Slemp and Groner were among Mr.
Mr. Taft left Washington tonight
for New York. Mrs. Taft preceded
the president-eleet to New York, tak
ing an afternoon train. He will there
.be the guest of his brother Wearv W.
Taft, and will remain there until
Thursday, when he will go to Augus
ta, Ga., for several weeks.
FOREST FIRE LOSSES RUN
HIGH IN WEST VIRGINIA.
"The unprecedented destruction
this season by forest fires in West
Virginia has called the attention of
the people, as never before, to the nec
essity of better protection to woods
and watersheds,'' says Hu Maxwell,
chairman of the West Virginia Con
servation Commission. "The rela-1
tionship between denuded mountains
and floods is better understood than
formerly and the problem of a future
timber supply has ceased to be a ques
tion for academic disenssion.
"Every one of the 55 counties had
one or mor'e fires, some being small
and spreading through a few woodlots
-only, others covering more than 50,
000 acres. The areas burned
aggregated 1,70&.000 acres, ap
proximately one-fifth of the
wooded area of the State. Timber
burned amou'ited to more than 943,
500,000 feet, board measure. about 3
per cent of the entire estimated stand
ing timber, large and small, in the
State, or two-thirds of the output of
all the saw-mills of West Virginia in
"Money losses were heavy. The
value of timber burned was $2,903,
500. There were losses in manufae
tured lumber, tanbark, building and
other improvements amounting to
$490.175. This year there was an un
usually heavy damage to undergrowth
and soil, and this has been placed at
one dollar an acre for every acre
burned, making a loss of $1,703,850'
in the State. These losses total up to
$5,07,25. The reported expendi
Jures by the State and individuals for
ire fighting form an interesting con
.rast to the loss of more than $5,000,
)00. The amount which county treas
aries and companies are reported to
iave spent to suppress fires was only
646; individuals and companies are
oeportetd to have spent about $89,000.
"The injury to the soil from fire
as much more severe this season in
Wfest Virginia than ever before, not
Llone because the burned area was
arger than in any former year, but
ilso for the reason that excessive dry
2ess exposed the humus to a greater
lepth. Ground fires have been unusa
i1 heretofore in this State, but this
;eason they were common and wide
pread. Two human lives were lost in
"The mountain people fought fires
n the past, when they fought at all,
y raking the leaves and sticks from
t fire lane two or three feet wide and
)aek firing. That mthod failed this
ear. Fires crossed the lanes by
)urning the humus beneath the sur
:ace, and then started up on the farth
,r side. The fires burned so deeply
n the humus that an unusual pheno
nenon was presented when a snow
all came early in November. The
;now apparently extinguished the
ires, but it went away quiekl,- under
;he influence of a stroig, dry wind,
Lnd the fires came up and out of the
ground and were soon spreading
tgain. I saw an intetresting example
)f this. In the morning the snow in
;he woods was two inches deep, and
io fire was to be seen. Before sunset
;he snow was gone and the leaves were
"Large tracts of land on the high
nountains were denuded of soil down
;o the rocks. Over much of the area
vhere the Pottsville Conglomerate is
;he surface formation, there never
was much mineral soil. Beds of
noss, lichen, leaves, and decaying
rood formed a covering for the rocks
which gave anchorage to the roots of
;he forest trees. Over extensive
;raets, soils of that kind were abso
)r, Which One of Them Surren
"Have you ever experienced the
eeeling, Mr. Johnson," said a young
ady softly, "that some great oppor
unity was within your grasp, but you
ad hardly the presence of mind, the
-the courtesy, as it were, to avail
rourself of it?"
''Why-er--yes, Miss Stevexis, I
iave at times had that kind of feel
Miss Stevens sighed dreamily, and
hen there was a pause, during which
he young couple sat in the semi
arkness of the parlor in profound
ilence. He sat down and looked help
essly at the glowing coals in the grate
with the feeling that every breath he
Irew was a mortifying and ghastly
"As you were about to say, Mr.
Johnson," resumed the young lady,
'there are times when it seems to all
>us we must speak what is in our
"Yes," vaguely answered the be
'ildered youth, as he tried to remem
yer when he had begun to say any
.hing of the kind, "Yes, of course."
"And whi-le I am not so sure I
ught to listen to you, Mr. Johnson,"
he said with downcast eves, "when
zou speak to me in this-this personal
The young man could feel his p,!ise
eat a tatto~o ov. :he drums of hai. ears,
>t he sat like a boy with bis mnas
:er 's eye upon him and said nothing.
"By the way." exclaimed Miss Ste
ens presently, "I have a ne w book of
mraving:- Mr Johnsor that I am
mure you will enjoy seeing. It is a
xge book, rsua you'1! h::vc to move
your chair. Yes, you can sit here with
ne on the sofa. I ner.ar tho,ught of
The picture danc,ed before the eyes
f the young man in blurred, confused
"Isn't this engraving of the
Courtship of Florence Dombey and
Walter Gay' perfectly lovely ?"
"Wh-which is Wazs..?" he gasp
"There! Look dioser! Don't you
"Who-who's he courting?"
"You'll have to come closer. Mr.
Johnson, I declare, though "-and she
looked archl.r at the trembling youth
-"I am almost afraid to let you
come any nearer. You look exactly
like Walter in the picture."
And then the arm of the helpless
young man stole in a timid, apologet
i, sneaking way round the waist of
the charming Miss Stevens, her head
sank upon his shoulders and the book
of engravings fell neglected to the
"Samuel," she said an hour later
as she toyed with the bottom of his
did you ever muiter courage to ask
me to become your wife I You know
well enough I never gave you a parti
cle of encouragement."
The young man patter her conde
scendingly on the head, and then said
proudly, with the voice of an Ajax
defying the lightning:
"When I make up my mind to do
anything, Stella, no obstacle on earth
can stop me.
They were married just three
months after this glad and joyful
night and, we are pleased to add, are
very happy together.-New York
ARE MICROBES IN YOUR SCALP.
Many Explainations of Baldness Have
Been Advanced-The Most Cor
rect is that of Microbes.
The term "microbe" refers to a
parasitic plant or fungi also called
bacteria. A microbe is so small that
it can only be detected by the aid of a I
microscope. Some microbes are harm
less, while others produce various dis-I
eases, and derive their titles through
the form of their growth or because
of the di:easet they create, which dis
eases are infectious or contagious.
Prof. Unua, iof Hambcrg, German.
and Dr. Sabourand, the leading der-:
matologist of France, discovered that
a microbe caused baldness, and their
theory has time and again been am
ply verified through research experi
ments carried on through the ob-er
vation of eminent scientists. This
microbe lodges in the Sebum, which
is the natural hair oil, and if permit
ted to flourish, it destroys the hair
follicles, and in time the pores entire
ly close and the scalp gradually takes
on a shiny appearance. When this
happens there is no hope of the hair
growth being revived.
Dandruff is a contagious disease
which a microbe causes, and later pro
duces itching scalp, falling hair and
baldness. Dandruff is caused by the
microbe diseasing the sebaceous mat
ter, which dries up and scales off.
Sometimes the cutiele surrounding the
hair allows the natural oil of the hair
to force its way between the flakes
of scarf skin direct to the hair, and
the microbe being beteen the flakes
force them apart and they scale off
We have a remedy which positively
will remove dandruff, exterminate the
microbve, promote good circulution in
the scalp, tighten and revitalize the
har roots, grow hair and eure bald
ness. We back up this statement on
our own personal guarantee that this
remedy, which is called R,exall "93''
Hair Tonic, will be supplied free of
all cost to the user if it fails to do as
we promise. It will also restore gray
and faded hair to its original rich,
glossy color, if loss of color has been
caused by disease, yet it is i' no sense
a dye. - Rexall "93'' Hair Tonic ac
complishes these results by making e'-1
ery hair root, follicle and pigment
gland strong and active, and by stim'i
lating a natural flow of coloring pig
ment into the hair cells.
Rexall "93'' Hair Tonic is entirely'
free from grease or sediment, is ex
eedingly pleasant to use, and will not
gum the hair or soil the clothing or
We want everyone troubled iwith
hair or scalp ailments, even though
they are bald in spots, to try Rexal
"93' Hair Tonic on our guarantee.
We exact no obligations or promises,
and simply ask you to give it a thor
ough trial, and if not satisfied, tell
us, and we will refund the money paid
Ius. Two sizes, 50c. and $1.00. Gil
der and Weeks, Newberry, S. C.
Our Language is So Explicit!
The tradesman had rendered his
'bill, waited a month and then wrote:
"Please, sir, I want my bill.''
Back came the bill with these
"Certainly; here it is.''
The bill *as returned. and in a
month the tradesman again wrote:
a e the amount of my
politely: ** -:~
Certainly, its is $10.26.
The third month the tradesman
"Will you send me a check for the
amount of my bill?''
The answer came, with a blank, un
"Certainly; here is the check. I
'have kent the amount of your bill."
The fourth month the tradesman
"I want my bill paid.''
And the answer came back, "S->
Then the tradesman gave it up -
Ladies' Home Journal.
Made from the long leaf pine. The
greatest remedy to present time. For
sale at Mayes' Drug Store.
Rrs. Alice Robertson,
foice, Piano and Harmony.
Studio Over Mower's Store.
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Fridays.
Buying a Piano
Dr an Organ
is not hard
when you come or write to us.
Our Pianos and Organs are guaranteed
ind up-to-date, and at a reasonable price.
The cases are beautiful, the inside is
made by the best and most experienced
men in their line, so it is no wonder our
Pianos and Organs hold their sweet tone
Write us at once for catalog and special
prices and terms, stating preference
Piano or Organ.
Nlone's Music House, Columbia, S. C.
PIANOS AND ORGANS.
W. . Haouself, . D
Office Hours - 9 to o am.
3. t 04 P.m.n
L. A. Riser-, M.. D.
Offlie with Dr. Houseol.
8 to 9 a. m.
Office Hours - 2 tO 3 P. E12.
6.30 to 7.10 p. m.
1311 Main Street.
The best the markets
We Ask a Trial Order.
Beginning December 5th and
lasting for 15 days, we will
make a sacrifice sale by giving
25 PER CENT. DIE0UNUT
on all Clothing, Shoes and
Hats, and special low prices
on all Dry Goods, Notions
and Underwear. This sa'e
Is made for the purpose of clos
ing up the. business of the
S. S. BIRGE CO.
as a corporation. The goods
must be sold. Don't wait, but
SALE or PERSONAL PROPERTY.
By virtue of the power and author
ity to me given in an order of F. M.
Schumpert, Esq., Judge of Probate
for Newberry county, South Carolina,
I will offer for sale~ to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the residence of
the late John A. Atehinson, in New
berry county, South Carolina, on
Thursday, December 17, 1908, begin
ning at eleven o 'clock a. in. all of the
personal property of the said John R.
Atchinson, deceased, consisting of
horses, mules, cows, hogs, goats, bug
gies, wagons, machinery, farming im
plemnts, blacksmith' s tools, house
hold furniture, etc.
John C. Hill,
Qualified A dmoinistrator.
Novmber 28, 1908. td 1taw
It helps you over the hil's.
It gives you the right start in
It chases the blues, clears
inspires impulse and appetite fc
It puts you in a cheerful and
dertake that work, making a prc
But, mark you, good Coffee i
There is little enough of that
Robust, fuming, aromatic Co
flavor, and harmless stimulatior
Coffee that, as the French sa
a cold man warm, a'warm man
Such Coffee can be had, if yo
We have found it out and hal
learn of the merits of "Barringtc
Our Stock of Fancy and S
are arriving and we are in positi
most fastidious with table delicc
Capital $50,000 --
No Matter How Small,
Mill give it careful att
ipplies to the men and
SOME OF OL
To be conservative.
To pay four per cent.
To calculate interest semn
To bond every employee.
To be progressive and ac
To lend our money to ou
To treat our patrons coul
To be liberal and promp1
To secure business from:
TO BE THE VERY BE
TO DO BUSINESS
Our institution is under the
examined by the State Bank E2
The Bank of
DR. GEG. Y. HUNTER,
J. F. BROWNE,
the fog, rouses mental activity,
confident frame of mind to un
)fitable pleasure of it.
s necessary to do this.
ffee, which is rich in fragrance,
y, makes a sad man cheerful,
glowing, and an old man young.
u take the trouble to find it out.
ie it in stock, call on us and
n Hall", "Vigoro" and "Siesta".
taple Groceries is Complete
on to suppiy the demands of the
ood to eat" at
N*o Matter How Large,
ention. This message
the women alike.
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ST BANK FOR YOU
supervision of and regularly
ty, S. C.
DR. J. S. WHEELER,
J. A. COUNTS,