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ITWO ABBEVILLE MEN
ARE TRAGEDY VICTIMS
Calhoun Cason of City and Pat MeKelvey,
of County Drown in
'News and Courier.
Abbeville, July 30.?J. Calhoun CaAKViorilla
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Mount Carmel, this county, were
drowned this afternoon in the Savannah,
river, at Millwood, several miles
from Calhoun Falls. McKelvey's body
has been recoveied, but at a late hour
tonight the body of Casor. had not been
found. Both young men were above,
24 years of age.
The victims of this deplorable tragedy
were membeds of a camping party
that went to Millwood Monday for a
week's outing. Details of the affair
are meagre, but from what can bej
learned it seems that a number of the j
campers were in bathing at the time
and in some manner these young men
lost their lives in the water.
Mr. Cason was a clerk in the Abbeville
postoffice, where he had been employed
about six years. He was a son
of tiie late Samuel C. Cason, an attorney
of this bar, and Mrs. Lizzie Mar-j
shall Cason. He is survived by his
mother, a sister, Miss Marian, and a
brother, Henry, of Anderson, besides
two half-sisters and a half-brother.
Calhoun Cason was popular with a
wid-e circle of friends and acquaint
aiices iiere ?uu ujb? uummcij cuu
brought sorrow to many.
LANDING IX HAITI COSTS
TWO AMERICAN LIYES
Washington Learns of Casualties
Among Bluejackets Landing
In Port an Prince.
Washington, July 30.?Two American
.bluejackets were killed last night
in an attack by natrves on Port au
Prince, Haiti, held by Rear Admiral
Caperton witfr 400 men from the cruiser
The attacking party was beaten off
and order was maintained in the city
itself. No sailors were wounded and
the loss of the attackers was not reported.
The dead are: William Gompers,
seaman, of Brooklyn, and Cason
S. Whitehurst, ordinary seaman, of
Norfolk. Reinforcements had been ordered
to Haiti before word of fightiDg
; The battleship Connecticut will sail
from Philadelphia tomorrow with 500
marines and the navy transport Hancock,
at Philadelphia, also will go, it j
is said, although it is not known what
force she will take. '
Admiral Caperton's message gavej
few details. It showed, however, that
he had been warned of the intention of
the Haitjens to attack, and early in
^ the evening Capt. Beacon of the Washington,
commanding ashore, moved his
men out to the edge of the city, leaving
strong guards to maintain order In
the town. Haitien soldiers and civilians
within the city were disarmed
yesterday to prevent sniping.
Attack at Sight.
The attack came at 8 o'clock last
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brunt of the fighting from the brush
i "beyond the last thouses. The snipers
opened the fight. The attackers were
driven off, but not before Gompers and
Whitehurst lhad been billed.
The following summary of Admiral
Caperton's terse report was given out
at the navy department: "Admiral
Caperton reports from Fort au Prince
that, owing to a report that the town
would likely be attacked during the
night, he made disposition of his forces
for defense at 5 p. m. Attack from
! south about 8 p. m. Sniping from
brush in outskirts of town. Two killed
I in the seaman battalion, none wounded.
Successfully repulsed attack. Maintained
quiet and order in interior of
city throughout night."
TALK OF ELECTION
I> NEAR SEPTEMBER
Correspondent Discusses Prohibition
Question to Be Decided Soon
in South Carolina.
? To the Editor of The State:
[Please allow me space in your valuable
columns for some more talk
concerning t"ie election set for September
14. In my simple-mindedness
I thought, when I wrote on July 5
(without really examining the act)
that the battle was to be all along the
line, for I did not suspect that the
object (for the present) was only to
override the will of the people of the
dispensary counties. Since then I see
that the purpose is to set aside the
principle of local option and have the
(rest of the State to manage the business
of those counties; in other wodds
to take from them the privilege of
getting wholesome beverages, and
leave them to seek their stimulants
through blind tigers, bootleggers and
''dope" medicines. The prohibitionists
are more cunning tiban I thought them.
They expect to marshal their forces
throughout the tSate, and they expect
anti-prohibitionists in other counties
to be indifferent to the fate of the 15 [
counties. That is, they expect us I
"antis" in 'Newberry to say to ourselves,
"We need not trouble ourselves
about the dispensary counties, and,
therefore, have no need to vote." And
I predict that very many voters in the;
non-dispensary counties will act ac- j
cordingly?that is, will not act at all. j
So this movement is a wedge, like the
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Vjrfruictu unvcs agaiuoi cuc nucoiuuki.
Where, however, the line is broken,.
we may expect a general advance.
If the majority for prohibition is
great, I count upon the poor little one-1
gallon privilege to be swept away at
the next session of the legislature, for
tf'at will only be "'following the crowd,"
as astute politicians are always expected
to do. Then we must take our
chance with the blind tiger, the boot-]
legger and "dope"?which things will j
v"o a wonderful business. Those who, |
like me, are afraid of the tigers wares i
and the apothecarys' drugs, must then j
?do without. Unfortunately great!
numbers of our people have not any I
dread of those things. Thousands of i
them have already been driven to
"dope" medicines by the furious clamor j
I recally at this moment only three!
integral communities of white men au-j
thentically reported in i-istory to have
used no alcoholic stimulants. One of
these was a German (or Gallic) tribe,
which fought Julius Caesar. They
fought well; but they were conquered
by the wine-drinking Romans. A. second
was the Rechabites. Treir worth
I is pretty plainly shown by their sowing
no seed and building no houses.
They soon disappeared and the world;
did not miss them. The third are the;
Tudks and their Mohammedan brethren?who
are hindmost in all science,
art and material prosperity, and murder
Christian men, assault Christian
women and make slaves of their own
Our people ought to learn a few
facts. In a population of more than
60,000,000 in the registration States
and cities of the United States, there
were, in 1912, 838,251 deaths, of which
only 3,183 were caused by alcoholic |
drink?a little more than one in every!
20,000 of population. And in most of
those States there is the destructive
saloon. At the same rate, in the remaining
States of t)'*e Union?these
raving about 30.000,000 of inhabitants
?the deaths would be about 1,600 from j
alcoholic drink, which would make:
less than 5,000 deaths from that cause
in the whole population of more than
90.000,000?less than /one person in
every 18,000. Yet, in t)':e face of these
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Santiago, and one' of the leaders of
prohibition, had the effrontery to say,
in congress on December 22, 1914,
that alcohol kills 2,000 people in America
per day, or 750,000 per year. More
men were killed in each of the battles
of Gettysburg and Chicamauga ti':an
dies in the United States *n a year
from alcohol, and from May 4 to June
4, 1864, in Virginia, fully twice as
! many men were killed as dio> in a year j
j from alcohci in the same country. Yetj
Hobson sa's we lose more men by j
aeam rroni aicouoi every year iuau j
have been killed in battle in 2,300 years! |
I ;WLat faith is to be placed in the i
statements of speakers for a party
| wf:en a chief champion and mouthpiece
deliberately utters such outrageous
fabrications? I have not space
here to set forth the details, but any
one who will examine official statistics
will find that in the matters of
mortality, crime, pauperism and divorce,
there is no material difference
between the "wet " States and the
"dry" ones?although most 01 tne
"wet" 'have the evil of the saloon. Alcohol,
as much harm as its excessive
use does, is not (to bodrow a word
from the -Greeks) the panolea, or killall,
and prohibition is as little the
panacea or cure-all.
J. F. J. Caldwell.
SNAKE MAKES MILK PUXCH.
Lacteal Fluid, Eggs and Steel Tool
Found in Its Stomach.
Win-ham, X. Y., Dispatch to the Xev?
Peter Mattoon, the genial mayor of
this village, has lately been complaining
of the falling off of the output of
his cows and hens. He knows tbe
cause now, for upon the matutinal visit
to the barn-garage toaay ne espiea a
seven-foot milk snake milking one of
Grasping a tire iron, Peter dispatched
the snaks, and, curious to lear the
nature of sundry bulges and lumps
adorning the anatomy of tlhe reptile,
performed an autopsy.
The following was disclosed:
One pint and a quarter of milk.
One new-laid egg.
One partly digested egg.
One five-cent steel center punch.
N. B.?Windham is a "dry" town.
Windham's only druggist, for conscientious
reasons, will not handle Sunday
papers. Mr. Mattoon has no use
for any liquids more potent t?an maple
WHEN DUST GOES BANG.
Some Domestic Commodities As Explosive
Manv mysterious pxnlosives which
at one time baffled the ingenuity of
our keenest detectives, have been recently
explained by (the cold, methodical
researches of our chemists, who, it
will be remembered, also warned the
government not to let Germany have
cotton to manufacture gun-cotton.
The men of science have not been
able to wipe out the miseries that have
been caused to (the thousands of persons
who i_ave been convicted or condemned
of arson, and other similar
crimes, without a cause, but they
have certainly succeeded in teaching
the police to be very careful before
they blame any householder or manufacturer
or servant for an explosion
and the key to ti':eir researches has
been always the same?dust.
How many cooks, for example, realize
that the ordinary everyday flour
they use in their kitchens is one of
the most dangerous of explosives? Recent
calculations show that the con
tents ot a zo-pouna sick or nour mixea
with 4,000 cubic feet of air, will, if
ignited, throw a mass of iron weighing
one ton 45 miles through the air. Indeed,
many disastrous explosions have
occurred in big flour mills from this
cause, wrecking huge buildings and
causing fceavy loss of life.
-Unhappily flour is not the only domestic
commodity that is as dangerous
in its destructive effects as gunpowder,
and hourly threatens our
.lemes with red ruin. Every now and
then a sweet factory get blown up
in spite of i:he vigilance of the government
inspectors, the wata":fulness of
the insurance companies, and tl':e zeal
of its foreman. Such an explosion occurred
not long ago in Boston. It
originated in a room where marshmallows
were being made. These sweets
are coated with fine!} pulverized sugar
and the hot and dry aL* on a summer's
day laden with sugar dust, witlh the
result that the mixture ignited, a lot
of workers were injured, and many of
the buildings were set on fire.
It is nothing new to hear also of
explosions of starch in starch mills,
and of rice in rice mills, and in each
instance the blame is to be attributed
to nhe innocent-lookng commodities,
and not to tne malice or carelessness
of the employes. Oatmeal, too, lias
been known to go off with dire results,
and z great breakfast commodity
mill no" loug cpo was sent en bloc
heave.';wards rwin^ to some maize
dust mixed with air.
Spice dust in spice mills has also
wrought similar damage, and all linoleum
is now manufactured under special
precautions against fire because
siiH fvnpr'flnpo Itas fhftwn hnw pasilv
corK dust ana the cement used in linoleum
manufacture will ignite, or even
take tire of t-. eir own accord.
Scap is another domestic suspect.
It has set tire to a ship in the mouth
of the Thames Only a few years ago
thx?re was a great c-xplosion in a soap
factory engaged in the production of
finely powdered soap. "Some enemy
ha.h done t:is muttered the
proprietor, but as a matter of fact he
and the detectives who hunted for
cnrmnaii were for months on tne
wrong seeni. "Soap is fat, and therefore
combustible," the chemists reminded
bim, "Your soap powder was
dry, and got freely distributed
through the air when it exploded with
more violence and greater heat than
flour or starch."
Zinc has been known to cause explosions.
T;'.:e story is often told how a
workman once handling a quantity of
rineiy powaerea meiauic zmc wnen ne
got a spell of laziness, and no save further
trouble, threw a shovelful into a
flaming furnace. There was a teriffic
explosion. The blade of his shovel
was driven into the roof of the building,
and he got half killed.
Malt mills are also not immune from
perils of explosion. In fact, detectives
nowadays, when tf':ey are faced with
explosions, the origin of whicfo they
can not fathm, are always instructed
by their superiors to remember human
agency may not be the cause, hut?
Off the Course.
A good many years ago a steamer
was sailing down a certain river, with
s shrewd old Yankee captain in command.
Suddenly the engines stopped
and the steamer remained motionless
for several minutes. The passengers
began to talk among themselves, ana
one of them, a portly, pompous person,
advanced to the captain.
" What seems to be tite trouble, captain?"
rne inquired. "Why have we
"Too much foe:," answered the cap
"But I can see the stars overhead
quite plainiy," argued the persistent
"Mebbe ye can," admitted the captain,
grimly. "But unless tfce b'ilers
bu'st, we ain't goin' that way!"
CAN ( ALL WIFE CHICKEN.
So Rules St. Louis Judjye When Wo. j
St. Louis Dispatch to the Louisville
A 'man has a right to call his wife j
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cl i. uiii^c 0UU5C iiuaau i uitu ill
a special case. He added that the wife
oug-h to have liked it, particularly if |
she was getting toward the age at
which a woman is sometimes designated
an "old hen."
Charles E. Watkins, a clerk, was arraigned
on the complaint of his wife, j
Anna Watkins, of 4194 Manchester
avenue, that i.e had called her "-vile
names," among them "some chicken."
Judge Hogan dismissed the case.
Mrs. Watkins, who is very young
looking, was married nineteen years
ago and is the mother of four children.
She and Watkins separated five years
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oycti Lctiiuui g nriaiu.
Til 3 department of public health of ;
the cicy devotes the front page of its j
bulletin for June to pointers for a!
successful war on the mosquito. So :
far, Mr. Mosquito has not arrived,
but it is perhaps just as well to consider
a few days in advance of his j
schedule the character of the reception
to be given him, in case he
should put in an appearance. Here
is a little information alboutt mos- i
quitoes that the fcealth department
would have you store away for your
guidance in cooperating with that
rienartment in eliminating: the pest: j
"No standing wa>:er, no mosquitoes.!
Xo malaria, no yellow fever. Mos-1
quitoes breed only in water, either
fresh or polluted. They do not breed
in grass; but rank grasses, weeds and
other forms of plant life affords a
, safe shelter for the adult insects. It
is therefore desirable that rank weeds
and grasses be closely cut.
"Inspection by the health department
has shown that there are many
mosquito breeding receptacles to be
found in back yards, vacant lots, al-!
leys, areas in and about stables, sheds
and the space underneath verandas,!
such as barrels, garbage buckets,
tubs, pails, water-troughs, glazed flow-,
er pots, cans, bo:tles and boxes. These
receptacles should be emptied of water
and should be broken and buried.
"If a barrel, bucket or other receptacles
must contain water, it
should be emptied and washed Out:
every four, or five days; or covered, or J
screened tightly to prevent the en- '
trance or exit of mosquitoes.
"Before leaving for tlhe summer
thoroughly cleanse the house garbage
bucket and place it empty in
the house cellar. It should never be
left standing with water in it, either
in or outside the fcouse, during the
"House gutters frequently become
obstructed and defective. They should
be cleansed and straightened that they
may drain thoroughly.
"Stable cellars very often contain
stagnant water. (These cellars should
be thoroughly drained.
"Catch basins, cesspools and stagnant
water should be oiled every itwo
weeks. Use one ounce of oil to every
ten square feet of water surface.
"The suppression of mosquitoes is
furthered by efficient drainage or filling
of wet areas. Kerosene oil can
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Ut; USCU niiCiC uiaiuiug un."0
"Trouble from mosquitoes about
your house indicates standing water
either on or closely adjacent to your
"Mosquitoes as a rule do not appear
very far away from their breeding
USED APPENDIX AS BAIT.
So Alleges Patient Whose Physician
Friend Caught the Fish.
Smith, La., Dispatch to the New Orleans
Bill Case is mad. He says that it is
all right for Doc Holmes to be a fisherman,
but he'll be dog goned if Doc
didn't carry it too far with him, and
that f:.e is entitled to the three-ounce
trout Doc caught.
Bill and Doc went fishing the first
two days of the season and brought in
nice catches. A couple of days later
Bill was taken sick.
His wife called up Doc on the 'phone
and caught iMm just as he was start
ing fishing. Doc hustled over to Bill's
house. He diagnosed the cast as appendicitis,
got out his instruments,
performed the operation, got Bill back
to bed and hurried off to go fishing.
He came back to see how Bill was
doing and brought in the big trout to
show bis patient, who nearly naa a
relapse. 'Now Bill declares Doc just
operated on him to get his appendix
for bait and that lie caught that big <
trout with it.
Invigorating to the Pale and Sickly
The Old Standard urn era 1 strengthening tonic.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
Malaria.enriche ;tie blood.and builds apthesystem.
A true tot c . For adults and ct Idren. 50c
"LOVE SINCERIfY A
Purchase now a link of Ste
them a "Peace offering Froi
link suitably engraved cost
give a Velvet Wrist Band r<
friends keep adding the link
thereby forming a Bracelet
mental, but a substantial gif
ure for years to come. An I
This is the only friendship li
Automaticly. They are mad
for sentiment, and we repk
link which should prove uns
Sterling Silver links Includii
The House of a The
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and wheat. We have t
can please you- by givin
and the quality, we wil
wheat shipped to us, -v
yuur siucfc, tins ia uur
to get your wheat in sh;
don't bring damp wheat
time nor space to sun yo
man or mill can grind i
want your grinding and
you the best service th?
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5c. the packet or tv
cent at all the better s
"DOBS" is A<
of chewing gi)
?fresh and pc
The heart of the
happiest gum yot
"Bobs" at Store
NOTICE TO TBUSTEES. tru
It is utterly impossible for the en*
County Auditor to know the location
and amount of real and personal prop- tur
erty in districts having a special tax, anc
unless he has tihe assistance of the 111
trustees of the special districts. I
therefore request and urge that all 7
rling Silver, each of
n Your Friends." One
25c, with which we
jady for wear. Your
s until its completed,
that is not only orna't
which you will treasilverlasting
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nk bracelet max iocks
e for wear as well as
ice without cost any
sg Engraving 25c Each
rinding, both corn
;he mill that we
g you the grade
I takft care of all
fill take care of
irt. Your part is
ape for grinding,
; to mill. I haven't
ur wheat, and no
damp wheat, we
will strive to give
it is in us.
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iflb* MF * ^flHjj
vo "Bobs" for a
tands and stores.
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0 the candy
; heart is the
1 ever chewed.
s and Shops
stees of special school districts
et in the Auditor's office at differtimes
between now and the loth of
?ust, 1915, and check over tJbe rens
and place the amount of real
' : "tj
I personal property due to be taxed
their respective districts.
Eugene S. Werts,
-27,td County Auditor.