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1. When a county is
2. The law is entor
I sentiment demand
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4. No other county
5. No State autho
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I interfere with yoi
6. Local Option, b;
by local officers
ASKS CHARLESTON TO
VOTE DR\ TICKET
&ECKDTARY SAYS IT WOULD HUBT
CITY TO STAND BY LIQUOK.
Claims if Port Goes Wet It Would
Cause Alienation in Trade?
Interior For Prohibition.
News and Courier.
Columbia, Sept. 3.?J. K. Breedin,
SCt'iCUIiJf LUC piuuiuibtvu Ukvivox^..,
today gave out the following statement:
i , "I should like to appeal to the men
ofCharleston to vote far prohibitionj
out of deference to the sentiment that j
emanates from the people of our rural
districts who are overwhelmingly in
lavor of prohibition. There is no argument,
based merely on statistics that
is at all to be compared with the desirability
of our cities cultivating the
closest relations with their country
support. It is not necessary, of course,
to remark that the setting up of a dif
ierent sianuara ii>i" me uucs win icuu
to alienate the rural centers, because
it pan be easily seen that commercial
support of our large towns is as much
influenced by -sentiment as by any
other tfactor, except prices, and even
then cities 'like Charleston and Columf
bia are not subjected by their fellow!
^ 1 - ? x "L- ~ 4- A 1
uaroiinians tu uia.i iuucaiuic ^.umpcution
that governs as between Richk
mond and New York in their bid for
"The development of Charleston as a
great port is surely dependent upon the
r interior, and the interior is for prohi
bition. For the small towns and villages
to feel that Charleston is given
preferential treatment will lead to
" such an alienation of trade as should*
make any tnougntrui Charleston dusi
nees man cautious.
>'o Greater Calamity.
"There could be no greater calamity
to Charleston than to be reputed as
the center of liquor when the rest of
I the State is dry. The improvement of
? our roads and the modern facilities of
* travel make it possible for people of
[ many parts of the State to spend a;
day in Charleston and return home, j
and thousands of touring parties and
business men motor to our large towns
every day. This makes it particularly
desirable that we have a complete
L identity of interests, between Charleston
and her back country; that as all
distance has been eliminated by the
Hjr means of travel, our cities not set up
dry it is dry by the will of the
ced in a dry county becarc
really "dry." Officials enfc
can dictate to you as to yoi
in this matter.
rity opposed to the dry coun
hv local opinion and f
it Law and Ord
inity governed n
?nce and enforc<
ION & ENFORCE!
for themselves distinctive claims, but
work in harmony with the majority of
the State to the interest that the
common good of the whole State may
be promoted rather than the selfish
special exemption of trade centers.
"I may add as a native of Charleston
myself that the good name of the
old city should be vindicated. If the
liquor men are not to be accepted as
representative citiztns the law-adibind
citizens and men of legitimate -business
should repudiate their conduct
effectually. Can we who cherish a
wholesome sentiment for ^Charleston
allow these men to defame our town?"
FOUR NEGROES DIE
IN GEORGIA STORM
West, Indian Hurrictm and Driving
Bains Sweep Oyer State, Causing
Death and Damage.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 4.?With four
known dead and heavy damage to
crops the West Indian hurricane which
today tourned inland (from the Gulf of
Mexico on the western coast of Florida
tonight was sweeping over western
and southern Georgia. High winds
and driving rains were reported from
The four known dead are negroes
who perished iji a tornado which swept
through Marshallville, Ga., in the
southwestern part of the State shortly
after noon. Considerable property
damage was done here.
The driving rains, it was said, did
almost as much damage to crops as
the wind. Cotton plants were laid flat
against the ground and the bolls,
which were just beginning to open,
strinriAri nf their rrvn tents
Ford Profit Sharers.
Thirty-seven Newbery people who*
will get the $50 purchasers' share of
the profits of the Ford Motor company
are W J. Smittenberg, B. H. Richardson,
J. J. Manleiy, Miss Mamie Cline,
Mrs. J. S. Bennett, W. W. Yeargin,
.Mrs. Rosia Cain, Sam Johnson, Bill
Smith, B. A. Havird, Lillie Gilliam. G.
R Miller, B. H. Burriss, Dr. T. B. .Ja-}
cobs, Dr. W. A. Dunn, J. Wm. Hipp, j
TI. 0 Lonz. R. U I.<_'.vie. W. II. Stempie,
J. C\ Kinard, Hack Summer. A. W. i
Shealy, E. S. Summer, Oscar Peterson.
B. A. Dominick, W. J. Swittenberg, W.
A. Counts, Dr. J. J. Dominick, Sam
Johnson, John J. Long, Dr. .7. M. Sease.
J. W. Mack. Oscar Wood, L. W. Sease, j
M. G. Shealy, P. B. Odoll. Charlie Wat-1
311 11 is a questi
who live in a
neoole. which method
r i ?
tree the Vote your jud
theory, on Sep
ify can Let South C
. tinue to stan
Rule and Self
er as she has alw?
nost by itself is t
e its own laws.
DENT VS. PRO!
A Fair Warning.
"Many a man goes to war without J
the slightest conception of what it
really is," said a 'veteran of Gen. Robert
E. Lee's army, according to the
New York Evening Post. "In 1864 I
had command of a detail made up of
a dozen or two recruits that had just
come from the Gulf States. The first
night we were near the enemy. I managed
to find a deserted cabin, and,
placing my picket out in front, we
flung ourselves down to sleep. In the
middle of the night I changed the '
coloritinor fnr rJntv o irrvnno- f^l_
1VX VA14VJ U J V/Mll Jj 4.V*
low who had exhibited the most in- tense
longing to exterminate the entire ]
Northern army. 1
"About dawn I was awakened by the 1
well known *ping, ping!' of bullets
against the logs of the cabin and the
expostulating voice of mjy picket. Go- (
ing to the door I saw that a small <
scouting party of Federal soldiers had 1
discovered signs of Confederates in 1
the cabin and were trying to drive us 1
out by firing from the opposite hill. I 1
turned to my picket and gave a gasp
of astonishment. The young man stood i
in the midst of the clearing while the
bullets whistled around him, but he 3
was tremendously excited. He had t
dropped his musket and wras waving r
his arms, trying to attract the atten- c
tion of the enemy, and shouting at the \
top of his voice in tones or remon- t
"S-a-y, you fellows over yonder!
Don't you all be a-shootin' in here;
there's folks in liere!" a
31ierlit Have Been Worse.
Former Governor Robert B. Glenn of d
North Carolina, when reference was. c
made to the fact that everything has c
its bright side, said he was reminded e
of the philosophy of Murphy, relates h
thft Philatf elnhia Tplpprnn'h e
? - ? -tr 1
Murphy was rambling over the i
boulevard one afternoon when he met F
a friend who was trudging along as i a
painfully as if he had been in collision i:
with a road-roller. c
"Rheumatism," answered the friend i 11
in reply to rvlurphy's question. "Caught j n
cold and every bloomin' bone in myi15
body aches to beaf band."
"Hard lack, oU man/' sympathized j i;
'Vurpliv, "but it might be a whole lot
"Might be a .'hole lot worse?'' n
querulously rejoin d the patient. t]
"Yes," was the pi" losophic rejoinder k
of Mcrphy. "Just suppose you were a. ' P
i JEh ^
m in S
ion with you U
i 1 v~.
ary county lis
the best. ? ?
gment, not a <
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arolina con- 4. A!
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BIT10N AND BI
e of South
REQUESTS GARRISON AND DAJ
MELS TO SUPPLY DATA.
Recommendations For Strengthenin
ueiences 10 ise incorporated in
Communication to CongTess.
Washington, Sept. 2.?President Wil
son tonight made public letters h
wrote to Secretaries Garrison an
Daniels last month asking them to poi
mulate for him definite programs fo
strengthening the national defense
that he might make recommendation i
lis next message to congress.
The secretaries have been at wor
>n the reports for more than a mont
and now have them virtually com
dieted. As soon as they are submit
;ed the president will discuss then
vith the chairmen of the military am
laval affairs committees of congress
Thd Ipttpr tn Sp^retarv T>anipl
"I have been giving, as I am sun
*ou have also, a great deal of though
o the matter of a wise and adequati
iaval program to be proposed to th<
congress at its next session and
vould like to discuss the whole situa
ion with you at the earliest possibli
\ced Expert Advice
"But first we must have professiona
idvice. I would be very mucli obligee
f you would get the best minds in th<
tepartment to work on the subject;
nean the men who have been mos
[irectly in contact with actual moderi
:onditions, who have most thoroughly
omprehended the altered conditions o
laval warfare, and who best compre
lend what the navy must be in th(
uture in order to stand upon an equalty
with the most efficient and mosl
iractically serviceable. I want theii
dvice, a program by them formulated
n the most definite terms. Whether we
an reasonably propose the whole oi
: to congress or not, we can deterline
and study it. The proDlem now
i to know ari l know fully what we
eed. Congress will certainly weloroe
such advice and follow it to the
mil of its opportunity.
"It should be a program planned for
consistent and progressive developlent
cf this great defensive arm of
be nation and should be of such a
ind as to commend itself to every
atriotic and practical man."
To Secretary Garrison the president
P Ql-** 4rs\ ?im/]a
L iJiaiC-WlUC JL 1 UlllUli
lr local self-goverment would
tate power substituted.
[t year a campaign would be
eral assembly that would eithi
the law or do away with local
id tigers will come into counti
i\ sentiment and authority will
1 1 A A C
tfate administration, not in sy
lid force its will upon yon.
11 will trade 15 counties with 1
counties with blind tigers.
LET WELL ENOUGH
Let each county
jn v iiuliilJ?iiw
Has Studied Army Problem.
J "I have been scarcely giving less
thought than you yourself have to
, the question of adequate preparation
of the national defense, and I am anxious,
as you know, to incorporate in
my next message to congress a pro^
gram regarding the development and
equipment of the army and a proper
training of our citizens to arms which,
, while in every way consistent with our
traditions and our national policy, will
_* be of such a character as to comd
mend itself to every patriotic ana practical
"I know that you have "been much
^ in conference with your professional
associates in the department and that
you have yourself come to some 'very
definite conclusions on these exceedincrlv
imnnptanf mattprc T wrYiiIri hA
very much obliged if you woud be
kind enough to prepare for me a pro?
gramme, with estimates of what you
and the best informed soldiers In your
counsel think the country ought to
s undertake to do. I should like to disthis
nrnerram with vou at a time
x ^' - ir - ? cj- ? - - * ? ?
e as early as it can be arranged"
t Patriotic Stans.
5 The following telegram from John
? Hays Hammond,.president of the Xa*
tional League of Republican Clubs,
was made* public tonight by Secretary
"Regardless ^ of politics the people
are behind you in the important worJv
1 j you are so ably doing for our national
1 I r\$r\Tr\ c* r\
* j ucinioc.
? j "Any suspicion as to your integrity
f | of purpose is entertained only toy shalt
j low minds and by contemptible politi11
cians whose wish is 'father to the
<T (thought.' It will prove to be political
f suicide to so-called leaders of the Re
publican party If they do not cordially
- co-operate with the administration in
the matter of national defense.**
Wife Looked After Him.
I Senator J. W. Weeks of Massachu?i
setts smiled the other evening when !
:! one of a party in a Boston club al-'
. I Incled to henpecked husbands, relates \
the Philadelphia Inquirer. He said
1 that he was reminded of a man named ^
One afternoon Dates was having a,
i little gabfest with an old acquaintance, j
, when the latter spoke of married life j
i and the beauty of having a happy
"That's where I have a whole lot to
be thankful for," said Bates. "I have j
j a wife who looks after me constantly.
! As a matter of fact, there are times
ion Carried J
be taken away and
waged to secure a
n destroy the effect
es now dry because
\ _ -v 'j j&g
mpathy with the law,
egal dispensaries for
t's The Issue
H * -a* } '^ j
when she even takes my shoes off for
"T r?AA " + Vi r\M orVi f 1 1 tt f'n A Ort
J. L1.UI IJ iliuotu lilv ?,V^ ?
quaintance. "I suppose that is when
you come home tired late at night."
"No, no," smilingly corrected Bates,
"it is when she thinks that I am about
to slide out early in the evening."
Appomatox is fading from the map.
This means the village. /The raging
winds and waters have done their
worst, and what they have left is
vtj j?- ^ ^ u.. ^ ^ mu /v
crumoiuig mom uuman uegieci. xut?
first can not by any ingenuity be
avoided, that the last should figure in
the effacement of the town that had
itss f?jnous apple tree is pitiful and inexcr.sable.
Appomattox never aspired in its
early history to be anything more
than it was. It wasn't a resort It
never had a press agent. It took its
place in the sun because of an incident
it would have gladly escaped. All the
more is its passing something for tears
rather than criticisms.
As the seat of Aippomattox county^
it mad? pretensions. Its people were
content to remain beyond the feculent
atmosphere where the populace is
restless and where they grow prematurely
It became famous between the rising
and the setting of the sun. Not as
Hougomont, but as the place where
a cause sacred to the who.e South fell
and expired. Here, as a tablet tells
the passing traveler, "was "fired the
last volley. April 9. 1865." It may be
so. The count of all the places where
the last volley of the civil war was
fired is not yet in. But this is a detail.
Why hasn't Virginia long ago stopped
the vandals, fire, water and neglect?
Why isn't Appomattox today a
literal shrine, as well as a historical
shrine? Xot to perpetuate a name or
add to the luster of a name. iAppomattox
stands for peace?the peace for
v/hic-h victor and vanquished prayed,
and which a united people nre enjoying
Didn't Like Baits.
"Did you ever go to a military hall?"
asked a lisping maid of an army vet
"Xo, my dear," grow'ed the olql soldier.
"In th^se days I once had a military
ball \o come to n e, and, what
do you think? It took my leg off."