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LEVER DISCUSSES TARIFF.
He. Exposes the. Hollowness of the
Claim That it is a "Revision
Lexington. Aug. 10.-The State's
correspondent called on Conzressmnan
A. F. Lever today and asked him to
give his views upon the work of the
extra session of congress, which came
to a close last Thursday. Among oth
er Iing-s Mr. Lever said:
"We have spent the session revis
i the tariff. but it was not such a re
vision as was promised by the coun
try. The idea that there has been a re
vision downward in the interest of the
consumer is out of keeping with the
facts. The truth is, the revision has
been upward 1.71 per cent. ad val
orem over the Dingley act which this
law supercedes. Whatever revision
downward it has been on articles of
'ittle general consumption, and does
not give to the consuming public the
relief claimed by the Republican press
and leaders. It must not be forgot,
and this is the only test, that the av
erage ad valorem rate of the Dingley
law was 44.16 per cent. ad valorem,
while the average in the Payne-Al
,drich-Taft act is 45.87 per cent. ad
valorem,or a difference upward of 1.71
per. cent. ad valorem, until the 31st
of March, 1910 when the maximum
provision of the bill, added by the Al
drich crowd in the senate, becomes
effeetive and then the rates of the
Payne-Aldrich act become difference
upward of 1.71 per cent. ad valorem,
or an increase of about 27 per cent.
ad valorem over the old Dingley act.
This is what the Republican press call
'revision downward.' It does not take
much of a mathematician to see that
it is revision upward with a venge
"The progress of this act through
the two houses has been marked with
effort after effort to write into its pro
visions words which on their face
mean one thing, while a a matter of
fact they carry a very different mean
ing. These are the so-called 'jokers,'
of which so much has been said in the
"President Taft's friends and ad
mirers claim a great victory for him
in forcing a downward revision. That
idea is ridiculous. If the president :had
succeeded in getting reduction in ev
erything in which he seemed interest
ed, the saving to the consumer would
~have been practically nothing. Prsi
dent Taft made his fight upon the non
essentials of the bill and in favor of
free raw materials--the products pri
marily of the farm and mine-in the
interest of the Eastern manufacturer.
The president 's whole attitude in this
tariff fight has been in the interest of
"The woolen schedule remains the
same it was under the Dingley law
and the rates on cotton goods have
been increased from 10 to 11.3 per
cent.--the greater increase being up
on that class of goods which goes
into the nr.ost generaleconsumption and
is used mostly largely by the poorer
classes of our people. No. this is a
New England t ariff law, put through,
backed by the president of the United
States. who has either been buncoed
himself or has .bimself deliberately at
tempted to -bunco the American peo
"'The question is not settled-it can
not be settled in the interest of the
Speople by the Republican party, and
it there is to be a genuine renvsion
of the tariff, it must come through
the Democratie party."
CAROLINIANS AT SPOKANE.
South Carolina's Plea for Wet Land
Reclamation Recognized by the
Spokane, Wash., August 10.-The
SSouth Carolina delegation. twenty
four strong, has made quite an im
pression at the Irrigation Convent ion.
South Carolina wants wet land recla
mation andi that platform is likely
Sto be incorporated in the general pol
icy of the Irrigation Congress. Coin
missioner Watson, standing under the
South Carolina flag, whooped up
things in great style yesterday for
South Carolina in tile best speech of
the day. Tihe Congress is very largely
attended and gives promise of results.
At the meeting of the delegation
yeste'rday the following selections
were made: E. J. Watson. chairman;
A. J. Bethea. secretary; D. F. M\oore.
executive committeemani; Samuel G.
Stoney, committee on resolutions;
August Kohn, committee on resolu
tions; Samuel Dibble, committee on
organization; James Cosgrove, al
though absent, was elected honorary
v:ece president. The delegates from
'M~ut.h Carolina enrolled are: E. J.
Wa'isth Columbia; A. J. Bethea, Co
lumbi ; R F. Moore. Brunson: Sam
1l G. Stomey- Charleston : Aumnpt
Mn. Colm *: IIamue)rllS Dibb. Or
ang~C. J. Shannon, Jr., Cam
'Dibb e. Jr.. Orangeburg J. P. Mc
Nair. Aiken; A. L. Berry, Spartan
burg; J. A. Lightsey, Crocketville;
Jones Williams. Bamberg: J. C. Light
sey. Hampton; S. 'M. Clark. Estill: L.
A. ianimi. Jr.. Latta.
oar people at holne av littC real
ization of the intense interest the
Ae-t .s taking in irrization and how
freely it is spending barrels of money
for that puirpuse. South Carolina
effort to reciaim wet lands is appre
eiated out West. All is wel in the
par y. On the strength of C-l. Wat
son s fIe address, he was invited to
address the National Conservation
'Congress at Seattle on the 28th.
In the Congress to-day Commission
er Watson presented strong resolu
tions relating to Federal aid for
drainage upon the ground of public
health. These resolutions were signed
I by Watson. as chairman of the South
Carolina delegation; Governor Gil
Christ. of Florida; and members of
ISouth Dakota. Idaho, Iowa and Indi
ana and Minnesota delegations. Col.
Watson also presented a resolution
relating to forest preservation, w.hich
was likewise strongly backed. Both
rresolutions are in the hands of the
At 10:30 o'clock to-day South Car
olina delegates were entertained at a
banquet by the El Paso, Texas, dele
cgation-an elegant affair. President
Barstow was present and presiding,
with Col. Watson on his left and the
chairman of the Texas delegation on
his right. There were noteworthy
toasts and responses, all ringing with
the progressive spirit of the South.
The South Carolinians will return the
compliment to the Texans upon ar
rival in Seattle.
Quiet, Steady Youth Locks Himself
in Room.-Blows Out His
Brains With Shotgun.
Lancaster. Aug. 13.-Ernest Cly
burn, a young man about 19 years
old, son of Capt. W. U. Clyburn of
the Haile Gold M%ine section, commit
ted suicide this afternoon by locking
himself in his father's room and
blowing out his brains with a shot
No cause is known for the rash
act. He was a young man of quiet
steady habits and deservedly popu
lar. He was a brother of young
Thomas Clyburn, who lost his life
in the double tragedy at Kershaw
about two years a go. The father of
young Clyburn was on his way to
Hot Springs, N. C., this afternoon,
when his son took his life. Capt. Cly
burn 'was notified at MIonroe of his
son 's tragie death.
Left Note on Coat.
Kershaw. Aug. 13.-Out at the.home
of his father, Hon. W. U. Clyburn,
near Haile gold mine. M1r. Ernest
Clvburn committed suicide this even
ino by shooting himself in the fore
head with a'44 calibre pistol. He had
attended Wake Forest college for
two vear's and was at home on his va
ea~t ion. He was a very popular young
man. abouJt 20 years old. with a
brght fu ure. A note was* found En
his coat 'iinned there by himself in
whlich lhe said1: "'Blame no man for
this act. I did it myself.'.
WATSON VICE PRESIDENT.
Irrigation Congress Honors One Man
From Atlantic States. -Meet
Sp)okanHe. Wash.. Atug. ~13.-With
the election of odfieers, the passage
of resolutions commending both the
efforts (f Gifford Pinchot and F. H.
Newell. chiefs of the forestry and
elamatio;n bureaus, respectively,
a in a10,000.000 irrigation fund
fromn congress and commending the
Mississippi dieep) waterways. the ser
eth national irr:gatwan congress
work ended to-day. B. A. Fowler of
Phoenix. Ariz., was elected president
an~'d Arthiur Hooker of Spokane. sec
re a ry. One m12inor (Etic~e we&2t to the~
A:laintie coast in the selection as fifth
vic president of E. .J. WXatsoni. oif
Gov. (Gilchrist, of Florida. to-day
leaded for the abolishmlenr of Ma
in' and Dixon 's line and referred
;to the.South as a "sleepinggin
Timely Tip to Ben Bow.
Ma,ry Jane (to the gentleman with
the bow legs. who has called to see
her master )--For 'eving's sake, sir,
do stand back from the tire; yer legs
is warping most 'orrible.-Leslie 's
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"The Shuptrine Co.. Savannah. Ga.--I had such
a bad case of itching piles that for five years I
could not lie on may back, and for weeks I never
lay dow n at ali A Chicago druggist sold me a bo:c
of TETTERINE, and I did not use but half the
box b>efore I w.as cured. That was five runths
ago. az:i there are no signs of its returning. It is
good after fourteen years' suffering to find a cure.
TETTERINE did it. It is the best thing in the;
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