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DISPENSARY ELECTION TODAY
Some Say the Election Will Be Full
of Surprises for Both Sides.
Columbia, August 15.-Twenty-one
counties in South Carolina will vote
upon the liquor question on Tuesday.
The people are to say in these coun
ties whether or not they want the
,1egalized sale of whiskey continued in
their territory. -The issue is one that
is of interest to the whole South and
in this State will spell much of the
future politi.s and government of the
The counties in which the elections
are to be held are: Abbeville. Aiken,
Bamberg. Barnwell. Beaufort. Berke
ley. Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton.
Do,rehester. Fjrfpld, 1-rence,
Geor!etown. Hampton. Kershaw. Lee.
-Lexington, Orangeurg, Richland.
Sumter and Williamsburg.
Within the last days of the dry
-period preceding the election the pro
hibitionists have waged a hard fight.
In all the above mentioned counties
spee-hes have been made and argu
ments advanced for the alleged en
lightenment of the v6tes of the va
rious communities. The W. C. T. U.
has given its aid and encouragement
in the work and much literature has
As far as can be learned, very lit
tle work has been done by the local
optionists in any of the counties.
The dispensary advocates have de
pended largely upon the cold facts of
the good work that the dispensary
has done and the funds given to edu
cation and the lessening of taxes
-made possible by the county dispen
sary system. In Charleston the busi
ness men ef the community have en
dorsed the dispensary system and,
although no formal action has been
taken in Columbia, the same is true
CENSUS-TAKERS FOR STATE.
Taft Issues Warning Against Census
Officials Engaging in Politics.
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 15.-President
Taft gave out a new list of census
supervisors to-day. Those for South
Carolina are as follows: First dis
trict. William J. Storen; second, Geo.
Waterhouse; t.hird, William Walker
Russell; fifth, Robert LeRoy Douglas.
In a letter addressed to Secretary
Nagel, of the department of com
merce and labor, President Taft
served notice that any man engaged
in the taking of the thirteenth census
of t'he United State's who engages in
politics in any way will de dismissed
immediately from -the service..
At the same time announcement
was made of the appointment of 134
Outside of casting their votes, the
President believes that census super
visors and enumerators should keep
elear of anrthing that savors of poli
tics-national, state or local.
In his letter President Taft orders
that the Seeretary of Commerce and
Lsbor anid th'e director of the census
embody in the regulations governmng
the taking of the celisvus the rul s
forcibly laid down in his letter.
Mr. Taft says that in appointing
eensus supervisors it has been found
necessary to select men recommended
by Senators and Congrssmen in their
districts. He says he realizes that his
method of selection might easily be
perverted to pltclpurposes, and
it i; to take the eensus out of politics.
so far as the actual work is concerned
that he ha.s explicitly expressed his
desires as to the regulations.
SNAKE RUNS SPINNING WHEEL
Five-Foot Reptile Operates Ma
chine For Nearly Half a
Camnpbellsville, K~y.. Aug. 14.-Mrs.
W. C. Grider. of Adair county, was
attracted to her weaving room to-day
by the sound of her wheel. and on
pening the door she was horrified tn
see a large snake going around with
the spti-ning wheel. When the reptile
erwled ~on the wheel it started the
wheel to rindar. The snake was
unable to free i ts~ ..and a number
of spectators witiv>ged the remark
able sight for re-ary half a day. The
snake was. finally killed anid meas
uredfi efeet in length.
ACCEPT MELL'S RESIGNATION.
Clemson Trustees Also Change Rules
And Approve the Financial
Anderson. August 14.- After ae
cepting President P. H. Mell's resig
nation, appointing a committee to
investigate the wisdom of establish
ing a fitting school somewhere in the
State. approving the budget for next
session, changing the rules governing
the College. appropriating $5.000 for
improvements at the experimental
station at Summerville. establishing
the position of assistant in the pre
paratory class and a few other mat
ters of minor importance. the special
meeting of the board of trustees of
Clemson College adjourned to-day.
This morning a committee, consisting
of Trustees Tillman. Wannamaker
and Evans. waited on Dr. Mell to ad
vise him that the board of trustees
had unanimously adopted the recom
mendations of the special committee
providing for changes in the by-laws
of the College as suggested by him
when he tendered his resignation in
June. The committee told Dr. Mell
that full consideration had been given
to the environments surrounding him,
that his personal wishes in the mat
ter had been considered, and t'hat the
boaid had made arrangements for his
severance as president from the Col
The committee asked Dr. Mell.
however, to remain president of the
institution until his successor could
be chosen. In reply, Dr. Mell thanked
the members of the board for the eon
sideration shown in the matter, and
said he would gladly remain as pres
ident until January 1 next, in which
time he hopes a suitable man can be
elected. He said to the committee in
part: "I desire for you to convey to
the board that I have a warm affec
tion for the College, and that my
friendship for the institution remains
unabated. I shall do all in my power
to keep the College in good shape
dnuring the rest of my service as
president.'' Shortly after this, Dr.
Mell made public the following state
ment: "The board has placed the
College on a firm basis in passing the
by-laws and has removed out of the
way all chance for obstruction to the
College's future growth. I prefer to
retire from active college work and
to spend the few remaining years of
my life in traveling and in writing in
a permanent form scientific data, the
accumulation of thirty-one years'
work. For several years it has been
'my plan to reti-re to private life short
lv after reaching the age of sixty.
This is the time for the accomplish
ment of this purpose.''
Dr. Mell came to Clemson seven
years ago from Alabama. He holds
the record of long service in college
work in the South, having completed
thirty-one years this summer.
Prof. N. I. Knight. a native of
Louisiana. and now a member of the
faculty of the University of Illinois,
was elected to the chair of botany
and forestry, to succeed Dr. Shattuck,
resigned. Mr. Knight will receive the
P. H. D. diegree from Chicago Uni
.ity in a few weeks.
A director of the agricultural de
partmenlt to) succeed Prof. Barrow,
rsined. was not elected. Dr. Mell
was requested to prepare a list of
available men. from which the board
will eles t a suceessor at a special
meeting to be held in the next few
The board adopted resolutions pro
viding for the establishment of the
position of assistant in the prepara
tory class at the salary of $1,000 per
annum. andl for the enilargemient of
the engineerinlg building. It also ap
'poiated $5,000 for improvements
a the u:nerville experimental sta
tion and provided for the college em
ployees to pay small rents for the cot
tages, the money to be used for re
Board of Visitors' Work.
Reports were received from the
board of visitors which were highly
saisfactry to the trustees. The board
has made arangements for keeping the
bath rooms in excellent sanitary
condition. Mr. G. M. Middleton, of
Charleston. presented to the College
a fac-simile of the Declaration of In
dependence. The General Assembly
will be a.sked to enact several meas
- r of-+-e imprcet h College. One
wviilprvte t Cat benenciary cadets
nut eleet either an agricultural or
textile course. Antiher will provide
t1at the facult y have conziderable
share in determining the winners of
the scholarships after examinations
before the county boards. One of the
most important actions of the board
was the appointment of a committee
to canvass the expense of opcrating
the College and money necessary for
reasonable growth. The idea is to de
termine how much of the fertilizer
tax money will be left. If a sufficient
amount is left the General Assembly
will be asked to pass an Act, giving
the trustees the right to spend it on
establishing and equipping a fitting
school somewhere in the State. An
derson will make a strong bid for it.
Meeting Was Harmonious.
Before adjourning the board ap
pointed a committee, consisting of
Senator Tillman, Col. Johnstone and
Mr. Richard L Manning, to look out
for a president to succeed Dr. Mell.
The board meeting was harmonious
tthroughout and to-night all the mem
bers have gone to their respective
TAFT ON NOVEMBER EIGHT.
Date for His Visit to Columbia Set.
-To Spend Some Hours
Mavor W. S. Reamer yesterday re
ceived from Fred Carpenter, private
secretary to President Taft, a tele
gram stating that itinerary of the
president had been so arranged that
the presidential party would arrive
in this city on Monday, November 8,
at 10:50 in the morning, and would
leave at 5:05 in the evening of that
date. The message asked that Mr.
Carpenter be advised as quickly as
possible by wire of a detailed pro
gramme aranged by a local committee
for the president's entertainment
The local committee is comprised
of Gov. M. F. Ansel, Mayor W. S.
Reamer and President Julius Walker
of the Chamber of Commerce. Gov.
Ansel, Mayor Reamer and President
Walker all were out of the city yes
terday. The telegram yesterday is a
confirmation of the news received here
some time ago. Mr. Taft's visit will
be the Monday following the State
:'fair and it is entirely probable that
thousands of South Carolinians will
remain in the Capital City to give a
Southern greeting to the president.
TRAINS CRASH HEAD-ON.
Eight Dead, Fifty Hurt in Collision
in Coloado.-Four Hundred
Colorado Springs, Col., Aug. 14.
Eight are dead and fifty injured, some
fatally, as a result of a head-on col
lision between train No. 8, north
~bond, and train No. 1. south-bound,
on the D)enver and Rio Grande at
Husted, 13 miles north of Colorado
Springs this morning. The trains,
bothi runnning at territie speed, met
on a curve and their crews had no
opportunity to avert the collision.
Train No. 8. drawn by two engines,
telescoped the baggage car and
smoker of No. 1. and all three engines
went into the ditch.
With more than 400 passengers on
the two trains, the excitement fol
lowing the accident was indescribable
All the passengers were thrown in a
screaming mass on the floors of the
cars and many were hurt in the stain
pede to escape. The unhurt rusher
to the aid of the injured, but so great
vas the confusion that it .required
'half an hour to clear the cars which
were enveloped in clouds of steam
from the engines.
FATS WATERMELONS; DIES.
Kentucky Negress's Feat Results in:
Louisville. Ky.. Aug. 14.-Lucinda
Davis. a colored woman. aged 33
ears died to-dlay as t ;e result of
eating too much watermelon at a
contest last night. Dr. Loomis Blan
ton. assistant coroner. p)ronounced
death due to cardiac paralysis, su
peinduced by acute indigestion. Lu
IN THE MOUNTAINS.
Mrs. Evans Writes of the Beauty of
the Land of the Sky.-Interest
Tululihoma. Inn, N. C., Land of the
Sky.-We doubt if a more beautiful
scene in the Old World can be wit
nessed than the one now around us
the g-rand Chickasaw range. whose
high tops, covered with emerald
green, wit-lh a misty veil lifted by the
god of day. and whose golden splen
dor floods the high peak of Sugar
Loaf with rays that seem to line the
azure blue of the skies with ribbons
of gold; Bear Wallow. Old Pilot, Ball
are close in and beyond, Chickasaw,
Dek Rock, Bat's Cave, and other re
sorts in our own circle of mountains.
We are full of Charlestonians, who
seem to have a preference for this
ozone belt of health. Many tourists
are here from Columbia, Georgia,
Florida and Alabama but no one but
your scribe. from Newberry, in this
heart of the mountain belt. We be
lieve the reason is the inaccessibility
of this region. There is no railroad
nearer than Hendersonville, N. C.,
and hacks wait on trains for passen
gers who engage board at this point,
which is ten miles from Henderson
ville over a fine mountain road, but
serpentine and rocky in ascent.
One of the most interesting sights
to us was the service on Sunday at
St. Paul's Mission church at Edney
ville. N. C. The mission was organ
ized thirty years ago by a devout
churchman and has been maintained
by the Diocese of North Carolina and
friends at the North have built a
nicely appointed school house with
organ and have an excellent teacher
w.ho is doing missionary work in this
mountain region. Sunday afternoon
several were christenad in the church
and the building was crowded with
tourists and native population. Peo
ple, irrespective of denomination,
have raised nearly four hundred dol
lars to build a new church and have
donated a beautiful gray granite
from a near by quarry for this pur
pose. The young lady visitors at va
rious inns in the neighborhood give
their services as organist and choir.
And the music was really fine. Every
one joined in singing. and as the sun
sank behind the everlasting hills the
Gloria Patria was wafted up among
the high peaks that hundred of years
ago resounded with the war whoop of
'the savage Indianis. The Rev. R. W.
Wilcox is the priest in e:harge of St.
Paul's Mission and beloved by every
mountaineer in this 'region.
For the worn and fagged-out man
or woman this is an ideal place for
quiet and rest, far from the madding
rowd. No scream of engines or call
of factory bell; no spending of money
for luxuries, for there are no stores;
no worry about cot-ton, for there is
none here. The only excitement is the
mail man 's arrival at the avenue. He
comes at six o'clock p. m. and drops
letters and papers into Uncle Sam's
mail box, changes your money for
stamps, and leaves the starnps and
change in the mail box for* vou if you
are not there, and we learn that no
theft has ever occurred of money thus
left. Negroes are not seen here.
There is only one family, who wash
for the inn 's guests, and never come
near except for laundry. White wo
men who own houses and mountains
are the cooks and serve the guests at
the tables. They are neat. intelli
,gent, and travel during winter. They
raise on the farms all they need for
the table. and so make clear a goodly
sum during tihe tourist season.
If there were railroad faeilities.
this mountain country would be a
New Arcadia for hundreds who know
nothing of it now. Hack fare out from
Hendersonville is $2.00 per head and
for more than one $1.50 for each per
son and trunk. If the train arrives at
one o 'clock they reach here in day
time, but if at six o'clock then they
rech here at midnight. Take the six
o 'clock train so vou will come in the
dar and see the mountain scenery.
M. A. E.
"Say smtigtgt.:e little boy. '
said Bobbie's mother.
"Say, kid." .said Bobbie obedi
ently, 'kin you fight yet ?"'-Buffalo
NURSE DIES OF PELLAGRA.
Lou Walcott, Graduate of Charleston
Hospital, Succumbs to the Dis
ease in Rock Hill.
Rock Hill, Aug. 14.-Lou Walcott,
colored, a trained nurse, who vws a
graduate of the Charleston hospital
and said by the doctors of the city
to have been one of the best nurses
here, died on Friday of pellagra,
after an illness of a year. Several
cases have come under the observa
tion of the physicians here and some
of theni are responding to treatment.
Your correspondent 's attention
was called to a case on the train be
tween this city and Lancaster a few
days ago. The patient was a white
lady of this city and the disease had
taken such a hold on her that she
had practically lost all of her flesh
and her mind seemed very much af
fected. The physicians here are not
inclined to stick to the theory that
the use of corn is the cause of the
GOOD ROADS FIGHT BITTER.
Head of Spartanburg Good Roads
League Attacks Stanyarne
Spartanburg, August 14.-Paul V.
Moore. president of the Spartanburg
County Good Roads League, to-day
made a personal attack on Ex-Con
gressman Stanyarne Wilson, who re
centlv issued a circular setting forth
twelve reasons why citizens should
vote against issuing bonds in the sum
of $400,000 for good roads. Moore re
prints Wilson's circular and aeross
the face prints in red ink that the
'circular was issued by Stanyarne Wil
'son, rich lawyer and cunning politi
cian, who has resorted to subterfuge
and erroneous statements and base
insinuations and impossible interpre
tation of the Good Roads. Act to mis
lead the people. Moore also refers
to the fact that Mr. Wilson was at
one time connected with mutual fire
insurance companies in which many
people claim to have lost money.
There are those who believe that
Mr. Wilson is opposing the bond issue
with the hope of getting back into
the political arena.
WIFE SWALLGWS POISON.
Becoming Enraged in Argument with
Husband, Woman Takes Arse
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 12.-Angered
with her husband over some trivial
family dispute, Mrs. A. Gilbert to-day
swallowed a quantity of arsenic in
the presenas Qf her husband. Gilbert
at once hurried to a nearby drug store
and secured an emetic, which he
forced his wife to swallow, after
which he summoned an ambulance and
had the woman rushed to the Grady
Hospital. It is thought she will re
Gilbert declared he had no doubt
his wife took the poison with suicidal
intent. b)ut declined to discuss his
family troubles. He said his wife be
came enraged during an argument
shortly after breakfast and announ
ed her intention of ending it all by
"They say Jones helps his wife
wash the dishes.'
"Used to; but he got foxy and
3mashed a cut glass cream pitcher."'
-St. Paul Dispatch.
Reflections of a Bachelor.
New York Sun.
No matter what a college boy's ed
uation costs, it's cheap to have him
get over it.
Just because a woman has yellow
hair and black eyes is no sign she
can't be deceptive.
What makes a bachelor's life so
lonelv is not 1 la things charged to
him in all the shops.
The reason the baby didn't talk
earlier is it was smart enough to want
to. but couldn 't learn.
The hardened eynie delights in sit
tig upon soft p)eop)le.
Silence is an argument that doesn't
appaI toa n.woman.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Educational Rally A Success-Old
Soldiers' Reunion On August
Prosperity, S. C., August 16th.
The educational rally held at
Young's Grove on Friday was a com
plete success, and everybody present
enjoyed the speeches. County Supt.
of Edueation J. S. Wheeler introduced
the first speaker, Prof. Daniel, of
Clemson, who made a fine speech on
"Education as an investment for the
rural communities." He compared
the present system to a merry-go
round, on which you ride a lots but
never get anywhere. He made a de
cided hit with the audience by his fine
talk and timely jokes.
The next speaker was Hon. John E.
Swearingen, State superintendent of
education, who made a very practical
speech on "Local needs in rduca
tion." He said that local conditions
should not be controlled by the law
makers in Columbia, but should be
controlled and governed by the trus
tees of the school through the legis
After a Tecess of two hours, in
which a fine barbecue dinner was en
joyed, Dr. Geo. B. Cromer spoke. He
said that he had been wondering how
many trustees were present, and also
how many red bugs there were on a
nearby dead tree. It was reported
that 22 trustees were present, but no
one undertook to count the red bugs.
After this bit of pleasantry Dr. Cro
mer remarked that the numb'er of ed
ucated men present was a decided
change from conditons thirty years
ago, which made speakers more care
ful about what they said. He said
that he had been reading some of
Thomas Jefferson's letters over 100
years old, and that these letters ad
vocated common and high schools, as
well as colleges. He went back to old
times when children used thumb pa
pers and how they were taught to say
''May I,'" instead of "Can I.'" Dr.
Cromer said the motto of the State
should be, "A school for every child,
and every ebild in the school.
Hon. H. L. Watson, of Greenwood,
was expected but could nof he pres
Roscoe Shealy is at horap for a few
Miss Marie Schumpert is at home
after a visit to her celativer: near
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. D. Qu.at tieb3aum
returned Friday from Williamen~t.
Miss Mayer is visitig her uncle,
Mr. R. I. Stoudemayer.
Miss Mary Wheeler entertained de
lightfully on Friday evening in ho,nor
of her guests.
Mrs. Yandle and two children, of
,Oharlot.te, N. C., are visiting Mrs.
Boyd, near Prosperity.
Master Harry Summer, of Newber
ry. is visiting Mower Singley.
Dr. and Mrs. Brown and son, Chal
mers, and Miss Janie Chalmers, of
Newberry, have been visiting Mr. J.
Y. Thompson's family.
Misses Annie and Margaret Wien
ges. of St. Matthews. are visiting Miss
Mr. Rufus Counts, the efficient cor
respondent of ';he Observer, has been
spending a few days in Charleston.
Brooks Miller, of Columbia, is
spending a while with relatives in and
On August 26 the old coldiers of
Company G, 13th S. C. V., and Com
pany A, 4th Batalion, will hold their
aamnual treunion at Young's Grove,
near our town. There will be speeches
and -reminiscences. Everyone come
and enjoy a day with the old soldiers
who fought bravely for our dear
In th e.orrse of time the oldest ia
habitant s..omes a survivor.
If you feel inclined to criticis some
one. stand in froat of a mirror.
Never judge b.: appearance; the
homeliest girl usually has the most
Before jumping at conclusions find
out what is on the other side of the
When a woman has poor luck with
her cake sihe doesn 't save any of it
Kissing- breeds mir-robes and money.