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m> i ED !T.
goa tl Stn'
,IH Aro Ofllcred.
Also Inf voilures
iv v ent tho Illegal
(ted ; States Senate on
Entions were intro
jllnian asking the
?o commission to
commerce is the
of any other cor
Ki ting passenger and
Killing upon the inter
ne commission to define
*y of the fedor ?1 govern
f?f tho States in respect to
of the liquor traille
5J operation of the inter
act ce law. Those resolu
ivokcd considerable debate
goally referred to senate
though ore of them waa
bcrson spoRMLon his
ng on the comv?ittee
Ds of the present fil
agency and to recomm?
res for the prevention of
'Tehee. The resolution was
' 'I to the committee on finance
senate adjourned at 4 o'<
, Saturday. The house was not
ja report that the Canadian Pa
, trail road bas succeeded in acquir
/ a majority of the stock of some
i; ?Jean railroads having come to
vr.Jmsvntion of Senator Tillman, he
introduced the following resolution:
1 That the interstate commerce
commission is directed to inform the
senate whether any corporation en
gaged in interstate commerce are the
owners of any of the capitol stock of
qtb)er corporations which are trans
tlie.; passengers and freights; and
a,Y the committee is directed to
' Q&mit a statement showing the
iifnt and details of such ownership
I' far as the facts now appear in the
t/K\f.e of the commission and to state
' ni what cases the corporations, whose
stoek so owned, have been competi
tors for traffic with the corporations
owning their stock."
Senator Aldrich objected to this
resolutb n on the ground that it call
ed for a great deal of information
}from the interstate commerce com
mission which would consume much
time, and he thought it should first
f) to the committee on interstate
fuerce in order that th; t com
.rice might ascertain how much
work would be involved in it.
Senator Tillman remarked that the
senator from Rhode Island seemed
"1 am always more or less suspic
io??? ?t a resolution coming from the
sen?toA from South Carolina," retor
ted Mw Aldrich.
MBeei?"*e be wants to gel facts?"
asked ^ "il I man.
"No, replied Mr. Aldrich, "be
cause he may want to get facts fitt
ing into a perconceived idea of what
i should be done."
/Mr. Aldrich insisted upon his obj
ection and consideration of the res
jshtion was postponed, which action
SM-J the effect of deferring it until
Hfrer the holidays.
Senator Tillman also introduced
i1 > following resolution on the liqu
'0' trudie: '
':: ' That tho committee on interstate
?imerce be instructed to consider
?' ( report by bill or otherwise what
Oblation isdj n able or necessary to
}*)le the Stuf.es, in the exercise of
'<:' i)olice [lowers, to control tho
an i e of liquors and all alcohol
M/erages within their borders, so
. aid the cause of temperance'
.^"" yent the encouragement
cn to thy States government of
tho Baptist c.h... same."
"Palmetto Le?Vvipse In the mat
band of church v.? was to pre
poscd of mossen' circumvention
,i ^\.^"" mterest ot promo
good cheer. ^ J en.
in town on ?lllt".(, RtaleSi ..(Vm.
cipionts ot (] ?,j hactinjj the Wil
thia glad . Ci ie i opie in the
and cte th .. State laws, but
the 6*** bave shaded and shaded
' wie protection until there is
tlfl0ully nothing loft of it, ana 1
S1> tue committee to ascertain
ii her i) is not practicable to give
lief. Toe decisions of the courts
.ave been on the ground that the
law interf?rera with interstate com
merce and it, is on this account thal
1 have asked Lo have thc investiga
tions made by the interstate com
ty c. I il I mail holds the express com
panies responsible for the evasion of
the Slate laws. Ile says they ave
Obvvdjng the local option part of
blacketRoa and other local option
?Sta"" ft Cat eu With whiskey which
I in from other States "C. O.
, i he supreme court of thrt Uni
Statos ha ; held that such traffic
not be interfered with because
.vs interstate character.
VVh?h Mr. Tillman at tempte d to
secuto the adoption of tho resolution
he aroused a long discussion.
Mr. Aldrich suggested that the
measure i hould go to the committee
on judie ary. Mr. Tillman consented
to thc chance, but insisted that tiny
committee taking charge of it should
first h.' in: Lruclud to take thc quos
ii ?n up.
"Hoes the senator from S m th Car
olina," asked Mr. Kean, "wa..i. t hi?
sti u< States what laws they should
p?s? i ?loot themselves from the
liquor 11 ti i !"
Mr.Tihni i xplained that his res
olution .' in.,-!., nought to doline the
point, at which the police power of
the State begins. As governor of
South Carolina he dealt with this
question, lie wanted some commit
tee to determine how far congress
can gp in limiting, as a police power,
a control over interstate traffic in
[emiter Clark of Wyoming, chair?
ji of the committee on tho judiei
* preferred having the resolution
.iver until it could be worded in
y to allow the committee to re
n it intelligently,
mpral discussion concerning
T|>-ei s of States and the federal
it||ttent war. then precipitated,
i- (rich t?aid the question had
ore tho committee on judie?
issi aw.,,.1,!1 i. ,",u ^UJU.411!,1 1 ii J ? J wiriiag?
iary in ?ve or six congresses.
Tho supreme court of the United
States; Mr. Aldrich said; held that
the liquor traille was a question of
conferee and not of police power.
Senator Culberaon suggested that
a report of a committee of congress
cannot add to or take from the pow
er of a State or of th? federal gov
ernment. The constitution, he said,
provides that congress shall regulate
interstate commerce and no act of a
legislature of any State could add to
or take from that power. If it be
interstate commerce the State alone
could regulate it.
'Tho States", he said, "will de
termine for themselves how far they
may go and the federal congress wi il
determino for itself how far the
national government will go."
While all would submit to the ac
tion of tho supreme court of thc
United States, he declared that ever
such a decision would not add to 01
take awav from the powers delega
ted by the constitution.
Senator Bailey ?aid the Wilsor
act was specifically and avowedly
for the purpose of permitting tht
States to regulate this question o.
the liquor trafile,
"This was," he said, one of tho?
I hasty pieces of legislation dashed of
in a delirium and such laws are gen
erally found to be wanting."
He would have the sovereign pc
lice powers of the States restored i
this matter so that there would b
no question as to their control upo
the arrivul of a consignment. Thu
he considered the essential necessitj
Mr. Bailey Baid aa the law ha
had been interpreted by the puprem
court of tho United States, the pacl
age did not enter a State until ii
delivery lo tip consignee, when
-?p?n MrT^?miB?l 'c??cianja that ~
ne should sene/ for a glass of watt
the water might be in the sena!
before itreached him.
Mr. Knox considered it unfort
nate that the decision of the s
promo court of the United Stati
had maintained that the "arriva
of the goods should mean their d
livery to the consignee.
"I don't believe," he said, "th
it is necessary to deal with this mt
ter by a resolution. You are pc
fectly certain in a short time
have bills presented which will rai
that exact question, when the wlu
subject will necessarily receiye i
tentlon. Prohibition he added, '
increasing and will continue to
After further discussion in win
Senators Bacon, McCurnber, Kn
and Tillman participated, Mr. Kn
suggested that the whole dilTieu
could be reached through a bill.
"Draw one" suggested Mr. Tilhr
whereupon Mr. Knox prepared
amendment to the Wilson bill p
viding that the control of the Sti
should beginl as soon as i
package is "within the borders
a state and before or after deliv?
to the consignee'"
Mr. Tillman then withdrew
resolution and offered the hill, wh
was referred to the committee
The hill as presented reads;
"That all fermented, distilled
other intoxicating liquors or htpj
transported into any .Stale or te
tory or remaining therein for v
consumption? sa'o or storage thc
in upon arrival within the border!
the State, and before or after dc
erv to the consignee in such Statt
territory by subject to the opera!
and effect of the laws of such Si
or territory enacted in the oxer
of Its police powers to the si
exteut aud in the same rr
ncr as though such liquids
liquors had been produced in s
State or territory and shall not
exempt therefrom by reason of
ing introduced therein in orig
packages or otherwise."
Senator Gore of Oklahoma in
dUccd a bill providing for the i
tion Of United States senators
Farm Labor Scarce
G. A. Mclnory, of Wellsf
Kansas, expresses the opinion i
farmers in his section would hav<
go out of business but for the n
ern farm machinery. "Why,"
declares, "you can't hire a mai
work on a farm out in that pan
the State short of $2 50 to $3.0
day." This condition forces
mers to uso every kind of mach ii
that is made for sowing an I reap
They have steam plows and loti
them. These machines do cte v
of many nu n and teams and in
way fanners are enabled to i
their wheat land and get it in si
for seeding. If they had to
till they could hire men to plow
the old way they could not t
enough wheat for home const]
lion. The interesting feature of
is its refutation of an old tin
that the coming of machinery w
lower or throw out hand labor
seems, however, the more mat
cry the higher priced beer
the individual laborer and
greater difficulty of securing
services. Farmerh have been <
plaining for yearaArim ri . titi
impossible to get au lucio nt help.
We wish every one of our rea?
delinquents and all those old st
bys vs ho pay up regularly a m
IT is pointed out that th: prc
congress is more nearly whisko
than any other in years. And y
number of the old populistic i
are immensely popular with it
TOM Wat vn, who lunched
week with the PVoii lent, say.'
' li;lens well," that ho "knows ii
but is willing to loai n m >re." '
r<>\\ i j not a candida'e for t|u Am
Ac-o HUNG to ti it New Yolk
pois, another mi ? r hit! died
squalor," leaving behind him $1
The Spartanbui'g Journal says "
ing times like these a man runt
risk of being classed as a miser i
hoards more than HO cents."
Win. Stucky, a well known ph
near West Point, Cia. was f
doad with his throat C . last v
His body lay on a pile ol ott?n
in n storehouse on tho Fd n<
plantation, which Mr. Stucky
recently leased. AH Investlgatli
hoing conducted to discover wh
Stucky died ss a result ot murd?
vloleuco or ?suicide.
WANT TO SELL BOOZE
In the Old Way instead of Through
Petition Going Vp From Charleston
to tho General Assembly to That
Tho following petition to tho Gen
eral Assembly is being circulated in
Charleston for signatures.
"To the Honorablo, the Senatorsand
Representatives, the General As
sembly of the State of South
Carolina in regular session for
the year 1908.
"The humble petition of the un
signed respectfully shows:
"That tho dispensary system for
rhesaleof liquors in the county of
Charleston in said State in which
your petitioners reside is not de ired |
ny a large majority of the voters and
residents of said county as your pe
itioners verily believe.
"That thc same is not suited to the
needs, circumstances and conditions
of the people mostly affected thereby:
"That for these reasons the said
lysteut is not supported by public
sentiment, difficult to enforce and
riot calculated to demand observance
^j'That your petitioners humbly
pray that such legislation may be
enacted as shall restore the licen.-e
system to this community which was
enactment or the State dispensary
law in,thc year eighteen hundred
and ninety-two, with the modifica
tions required by the State constitu
tion of 1895; and your petitioners
feel assured ihat thereby will be se
em* d, not only all the benefits that
0 dd possibly be expected from tho
dispensary system now of force but
the same would operate also for the
- well being and upbuilding of our
At recent conferences in which a
> goodly number of our people partie
j i pated, the undersigned were ap
i pointed a committee to look after
the matter of giving the people an
! opportunity to sign the petition and
to present the same to the General
Assembly through the proper ehan
: Firmly believing that a large ma
i jority of the people of Charleston will
' be in sympathy with this movement,
we approach tho performance of om
1 duty with confidence.
1 Our confidence is strong bec.msc
in principle our people are at hean
? opposed to the dispensary liquor sys
? tem. In their opposition thereto they
i have had ready and intelligent pub
f lie support from the Charleston nows
papers for the past li flev n years.
3 It is further strengthened because
1 we can refer to a law abiding and
5 law respecting condition which ob
tained here for many, many years
before the first establishment of the
State dispensary a condition to which
3 we verily believe the people of Char
" lest on long to bo restored, and whicVi
. can afford as much revenue as that
" contemplated by the dispensary sys
This confidence is further st rength
;" ened by the favor according thc
1 "home rule" doctrine in the last
1 State election.
3 And finally our confidence in UK
- people of thc State is strong that
' they will look into our true condi
l' tion, see what is suited to our need?
1 and circumstances, and favor our ap
3 peal, though our Senator and Ie. pre
* sentatives to the Senators and Rep
1 rosentativoa of our sister counties
f r relief and for the enactment of ii
law that will give us peace, quiet,
' good order sud happiness.
' All who do.-)rc to sign the memo
?al will lind ti copy with anyone ol
John I) C ipplcmann, 'Kl '18 Broad
t O. G. W. MarjenhotV, 153 Church
L, C. A. Roessler, 166-168 Meeting
; Ashley C. Tobias. 171 17:} Rast Bay.
) George Lunz, King and (?revi
I W. P. .ionian, 199 hhs! Bay.
H. 0 Slroheekor, 287 King street.
A. W. Wieters, al Consumers' Ice
' Companv, Wolfe street.
ll B. Shroder, 117 Baal Bay.
' Julius I). K?ster, 161-165 Wast Bay.
Frank Burbidge, "1 Broad street.
Unless some steps art; taken to
' prevent it, there will he some empty
little stockings in this city on Christ
mas morning. All the little ones
' should be made happy on that morn
ing of all mornings. We have some
i poor children in our city wh ?se folks
are not able to K'vo them anything,
and unless stockings are filled bj
? those who are able to do so, they will
go lacking. If a proper effort is made
1 we believe that our people will re
spond, and all the little needy chil
dren will be madtfc* v'r>0.vr*y a visit
..from Santa.C.h'Os. f VV-> commend to
?ai! the spirit of the following iiitle
.poem written by El len Manley and
entitled the "Empty Stocking:"
Oh! mothers in homes that are hap
Where Christmas, comes laden with
Where the children are dreaming al
Of the merriest, day in the your.
A you gather your children around
And tell them "tho story of old,"
Remember the homes that are dreary!
Remember the hearts that are
And, thanking the love that has dow
With all that ii; dearest and best,
Give freely, that from our abundance
Some bare little life may be blest!
Oh! go wh ?re the stockings hang
Where Christmas is naught but a
And give-for the love of tho Christ
"Twas to seek such as these that
Would Welcome Armada.
AI Tokio Thursday Viscount May?
I sahl, in ?rn Interview with i he Asso
ciated Press said: "Japan will hoarli
|y welcome the American Meet of
battleships lo tho Pacifie rind to tho
pori s of tills country, if lt bo docidod
to o\ioml Hi o li lp in thin dlfoeton."
Interviews with olhor officials of tho
J a panoso tjovornn?oni wisc tu the
s ;nin> tone,
LOOKS WELL FOB BR VAN
Spilt in Republican Party Will Help
In nu . Interview Congressman
Chomp Clark aaya:
"It cortalnly looks aa though Mr.
Brynn would got tho Doieoernlle
nomination and furthermore ho will
ho oloctod if the Republican leaders J
do not stop quarreling among '?em
solvos. Tho Republican party has
not been ao upi it for ninny you ra.
"President Roosevelt's third torin
doclslon cortalnly moana that ho can
novor again bo a candidato for the
prosldoncy if thoro is anything In tho
language, and with tho Republicans
spilt into factions, tho ono headed
by Taft and tho othor headod by
'Unelo Joo' Cannon, Forakor, ll uglies
Knox and others, there seems to bo
ovory chanco of vctory for the Dom
Rogarding tho movement of tho
navy, Congressman Clark said:
"Sending the fleet to the Pacific ls
all right. If I believed that no for
eign nation objected to Its going
there, I would not favor tho risk and
expense of a long trip, but because
I,do believe that, certain nations do
object, I am in favor of sow';lng lt
to tho Pacific waters and keeping
lt there ns long nB wo seo flt."
Cotton Crop Scarce.
The government bureau of statis
tic.! has been up to its old itricks
again. According to its report pub
lished last week, the crop fCy this
year is estimated at ll,G78,000 v)nles,
in cons?quence of which the i "rket
tdbk a sensational drop of 1 early
fiftypmnts, yet only a few 'lours
previouV^o th i i report of the bureau
of statistic^ which, it sho\il\J be
remembered, idkonly the guesswork
of more or lessXjpinpetoul-or in
compent-experts, thc census bu
reau reported that thc number of
bales ginned up to December 1st
had been only 8,33.8,854 bales.
These were no guesswork figures,
but' actual facts. In commenting
on this palpable effort of the gov
ernment bureau to falsify the size
of this year's cotton crop the Angus
ta Herald says:
"To the corresponding date foi
last year the ginners reports show
ed a total of 10,027,86$ hales ginned
when the total crop for the scasoi
was 13,656,841 hales; and for tin
preceeding year the figures wen
81689,663 and 10,123,686 respective
ly. The cotton season was Lack
ward last year, it will he remember
ed, causing lighter ginning in th
early part of the season, and mor?
1 late picking and ginning. Then, al
1 so it must be remembered that ihi
year we had the earlies' frosts! o
] record, which cut short the late l*o
i and hurried the picking and gini lr?;
. ofthat which matured. These iior
1 siderations are convincing proof I lia
the guesswork figures of the burea
of statittics over:hool il.o niu'4
- and the census bureau's ligures c
! the actual number of bales gin' ^
' indicate that the crop will be be
, the government's estimate
"Even assuming that the gOyti
ment estimate was correct, and * jS
* crop this year will 'tx' ll,GOO,it
baies this would stili be a shui
. crop in view of the market th
. mauds. The crop last year wt
L about this size and it folios.*:
' the great bumper crop of ovi
. 13.500,000 bales, which left a Jai
ger surplus io carry over iu"
usual. Yoi this 11,3U?,00? bede ct\J
oi last year proved so far short tin
, cotton climbed to un precedent!
figures before Hu? new crop came ?i
; If tho crop this year should prov
as large as the bureau of statistic:
, estimates, with the same demam
aid other conditions being ai
changed, there would be a dearth .
cotton next summer which wou
run the price up at least as high ;
it was last slimmer.
But tho government estimate
too high, as will later appear. 1
addition lo that there is increase
demand; for many new mills ha\
been built during the year which 8
consume cotton. The farmer so si
uatcd as to be able to hold cotti i
and who is holding- it, has nothin
to do but to sit steady in the bot
He will be master of the situuti
after a while/'
Buying cu .Margin.
It seems to lie the opinion of th ;?
fully conversant wilh tho reet?i
Wall street panic that la vs vyi
luive t" oe enacted lo prohibit w i<
is known as buying on margin. ) I
many ways buying on margin h 1
more dangerous part of the Wa
Street game, because it carr c
greater risks. It ia thc risk Incurro
that forces interest rates up an
makes money scarce, to the detr
mont of legitimate business,
J he man who buys on margi
simply bets on the market. If stool
go Up he makes i profit, but if the
go down he loses, and har to mak
good his losses, in making good h
losses ho generally has to borre'
motley and, while ho may give fc'<
curity for it, h<> is only one ?.f thoi
sands who may be forced to "cover
their losses, which, when considci
able, result in financial stringency
Tlie man who buys on margin i
gambler pure and simple, and thor
.seems to be no reason w hy ga nb!in
in stocks should nol be prohibit?
just as playing thc races or an
game now under legal ban.
While those who adv?calo passit';
ti htvv prohibiting buying on n u
realize that stale legi aton would b
only partially effective, they var
not without hope thal, in the cn
Congress will give attention to tli
matter jus! as ii has to lotteries an
matters of that kind With bot]
state and n d ional laws, hui in . oi
margin could be stamped put, nn
if " could bo. much would bo don
to freo thc country of such period
of Apprehension aa wen: undera m
a few weeks ago.
.'1 " n ii ! JJ J t._i JULI>* BL i-*MUi_J J_ ii ij.. j. ijiia.iii.mil,* ii
MINE VICTIMS MANY. |
terrible Facts Gathered By Gov- |
dearly Threo Tintes As Many Killed
in United States Last Year as in
Must iOuropcuii Countries.
The coal mines of tho United States I
we killing- three times as many men
per 1,000 employed as those of most
European countries. In the last
seventeen years 22,840 men have
S?iyen up their lives in the mines of
this country. As many violent
deaths have occurred in the mines
rluring the last six years as daring
the preceding eleven years. The
number of fatal accidents each year
is "ow double that of thc year 1895
These terrible facts have been,
gleaned by Government experts act
ing under orders from Secretary
Garfield of the interior department.
The conclusions of thc experts are
found in a bulletin issued to-day on
"Coal Mine Accidents; Their Causes
The statement in thc bulletin that
an increase in the number and
in the seriousness of mine ex
plosions may be expected to con
tinue has already proven fate
ful, for since the words were writ
ten the country bas been startled
with the news of three mine explo
sions costing nearly 500 lives. The
(irst explosion occurred in I'ennsly
vania in the early part of December
and cost 52 lives Then followed
the Monongah minc disaster in West
Virginia with a loss of nearly four
hundred lives, and the explosion in
Alabama the other day with GI lives
Josepe H. Holmes, chief of thc
technologic branch, in summing up
thc situation, says:
"The figures in this report indi
cate that during the year 190(5 near
ly 7,00I? men vyere killed or injured
in coal nones of this couniry, and
that the number of these accidents
caused directly or indirectly by mine
explosions bas been steadily increas
ing. It is also indicated that this
increase in part is due to the lack ut*
proper and enforceable mine regula
tions; in part to the lack of reliable
information concerning the explo
sives used in mining and the condi
tions under which they can be used
safely in thc1 presence of the gas and
dust encountered in the mines; and
in part to the fact that in the devel
opment of coal mming not only the
number of miners are increasing
but many mines from which coal is
being taken are either deeper or
farther from the entrance where
good ventilation is more difficult and
the dangerous accumulations of ex
plosive gas more frequent.
"The increase both in the number
and seriousness of mine explosions
during- the past few years may be
expected to continue unless, through
investigations such as have proven
effective in other coal producing
countries, information can be ob
fained and published concerning the
explosives used, the conditions un
der winch they may be used safely,
and the general conditions which
make for health and safety. Such
information may serve as an intelli
gent basis both for executive enact
ment and for agreements among
persons associated with mining op
The bulletin shows that in all
European coal producing countries
tho output of coal has increased
greatly during the past ten ye ti s,
but the number of deaths per 1,000
miners, instead of increasing as in
thiscountry, has undergone a mark
ed decrease, This decrease bas
been due the bulletin says, to the
ell'eci of mining legislation on those
countries for the safeguarding and
? r lection of the lives of the work
men, and has been made possible? by
Government action in establishing
stations for the study of problems
relative to safety in mining.
A riser LIA it sTon\
Of an Accident Which Befell a Lad
The Savannah Morning News says
<<ne of the most remarkable and
horrible accidents on or off record
ha pened a day or two ago at Tay
lor's creek to thc 12-year-old son of
Mr. Prank Sheppard,
The boy was grinding cane and in
some way was caught by the lever
back of his bead and his face was
pressed against the frame of the
?mil. Holli eyeballs were completely
taken out and lay on his' cheeks and
several teeth in the middle of both
jaws were crushed the force from
back and front of his head being so
A large mule was hitched to the
mill and the resistance was such
when thc skull became wedged be
tween the lever and frame that the
inimal was brought to a standstill.
Some one jumped to back the mule
in order to free the boy's head when
the animal took fright and made a
second lunge forward, gripping tho
As soon as the lever was pushed
back tho boy dropped to the ground
as though dead, tie was picked up
alu! placed on his back by his father
and mother who had no idea but
what he was dead. Some thought
ful person began pouring water on
his face and he was soon seen to
grasp for breath. The water was
kent up for a few minutes and his
breathing gradually became normal
and in an hour or two his face be
gan swelling the Hat toned condit >n
of his head to chango and his eyes
returned to their sockets.
Dr. Layton made an examination
shortly after the injuries were done
and found thal the external cranial
surface was pore cly normal, she v
ing that thc parts had adjust d
lin mselves in a very short while af
Lei wards. Both Mr, and Mrs. Shep
pard a> that the :skull waa crushed
M a and waa not half its natural M/.O
at the lime he was hurt.
l'Ile me ital state seems norn al
ind the lad .ays be feels all right in
veiy way excepta little soreness in
lace and shoo dors.
AN exchange says une of the fairly
*afe things io do in this country new
da vs app fara to be to kill someb >? i y
I hat may bo n ue so Par as our co v, ts
'f so called justice aro concerne I,
nit how about ibo stings of e m
sch nco and the next world.
WHILK leaning against a telegraph
IOIO bl Wichita? Kans., a mau w as
n rested for impersonating a p?lice*
nan, reeontly, Appearances were
; ? nu.en against Illili,
Largest Schooner In the World
Upsets Off Scilly Islands.
fifteen Sailor? Drowned in Capsize
Captain, Engineer mid Ono Other
Only Survivors of tho Thomas W.
Lawson.- Sank While At Anchor
hi Broad Sound, Scilly Islands,
Where Captain Had Sought Safety.
After successfully riding out of a
succession of gales which she en
countered all tho way across the
Atlantic and in which she lost all
her life boats the American soveu
masted schooner Thomas W. Lawson,
was capsized in Broad sound, Scilly
Islands, whero tho Captain sought
shelter from tho floreo stor.n raging
along tho coast Saturday night.
Of the crow of 18, including Pi?ut
Hicks, who boarded tho VOSBOI frJin
a life savor's boat during tho l ight,
only three wore rescued. They wore
Capt. G. W. Dow of Melrose, Mass.;
Edward L. Howe, the onglneor, of
Wiscasset, Maine, and Ceorgo Allon
of Bradford, longland. The schoon
er left Philadelphia Nov. 19 for Lon
don with a cargo of oil.
She had a hard battle with tho seus
all tho way across and whoa she en
tered the Broad sound, her captain,
knowing the dangers of the const,
threw out his auchors. Later, in
answer to his signals of distress, tho
Ufo savors put out. two lifo bonts and
found Hie Lawson anchored in a dan
gerous position off Gunner's rock.
Tho seas were running high and tho
gale was increasing and the lifo sav
ers found that tholr efforts were use
less. Ono of tho boatH returned for
a tug and tho other was compelled
to put back to shore because of the
exhaustion of their men. During
their absence tho Thomas W. Lawson
Allen, one of the rescued mon, lt
not expected to Uvc, while Capt.
Dow is suffering from a fractured
arm. His rescue was effected on h
through the most superhuman efforts
of tho life savers and the gallautr>
of Frederick Hooks, tho son of Pil
ot Hooks, who accompanied them ot
their second trip in tho hope of find
ing his father.
Late In thc afternoon after a lonj;
search Capt. Dow and Engineer Rowe
were seen alive on the Holwothoi
tocks, to whclh they had clung foi
upwards of 15 hours, tho tremen
dons waves preventing their makins
a holding. Young Hicks plunged In
to the boiling seas and swam ashore
currying ti life line by means ol
which he and (he captain hauled
baok to tho boat the engineer whe
was practically uninjured.
After apsis!lng Capt. Dow, Dickt
was able to reach the boat unaided
but the efforts exhausted hon and
tho doctors ordered him io remalli
quiet. Cat>t. P w lo <. the life sav
ers thal when he found his VOSFO
was doomed he, the onglneor and
tho pilot lashed themselves to Hu
mizzen rigging. When the mast;
foll tho captain and the engineei
managed to get clear. They jumpo?
to tho dock, lott were washed over
board, being carried hy tho crurent!
to the rocks whore they wore found
Pilot Hicks, however, seemed to bi
entangled In the rigging.
Home Christinas Thoughts.
Christmas is again with us, ant
with it our thoughts naturally tun
back to the Christmas of a year ago
Since then into many homes in oui
county the death angel has crosscc
the threshold and taken away somi
loved one. lt may have been the fat h
er on whose strong arm all leaned
or it mav have been the mother, wit)
her pali"ut self-sacrifice, loving min
istrations md many acts of lovinj
kindness that only a mother think
of, or it may have been a son o
d nighter, who in the first flush o
young womanhood or young man
hood, was looking forward to a lom
life of happiness and pleasure as ord:
the young can, or it may have bee:
some sweet little boy or girl, win
will no more join us on Christmai
morning as we gather in the accus
tomed place to see what. Santa Clan:
has brought us, or it may have beet
some sweet little rose bud, who hh;
been transplanted in the bright work
above*. How appropriate at this tim<
is that beautiful little poem of Eu
gene Field as he viewed the toys oj
his little boy who laid them by and
crossed with the boatman pale to thc
other shore. Here is the poem:
"The little toy dog is covered witli
But sturdy and staunch it stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with
And his musket moulds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was
And the soldier was passing fair,
And that was the time when our little
Kissed them and put them there."
"Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they
Each in the same old place;
Awaiting thc touch of a little hand,
The smile of a little face,
And they wonder, as waiting the long
In the dust of that little chair,
What has become of Little Boy
Since he kissed them and put them
When we think of the absent lov
ed ones who are gone to that "mys?
t rious boiirne from whose sheri s no
traveller returneth" our hearts are
all crushed, and we wonder in our
blindness and Unbelief if WO shall
ever see them again. Yes, we shall,
as the poet says "the stars go down
to i iso on some fairer shore." And so
w th our beloved dead. They have
g ?no from our vie.v, but they are all
happy in an unknown world, and
sooner or later WO will join them in
a fairer ; nd brighter land. From a
"v.bristn..u> C it," written b?
halber Ryan, wc incite Ut> . .....> .\ lng
COMB ?AVK? HEB.
Mau'? Attempt to Kilt Ht? Wife in
The fact that ?ho wore a hair
comb heavily mountod with silvor
probably saved the life of Mrs. Jos?
phine Donny, of No. 310 Camden1
street, Newark, recontly. Her hus
band, Edward 10. Donny, fired a ro
volvor at her, hut tho bullet struck
the comb, glancod off and buried it
self in tho wall. Believing that his
aim had bcon trite whon ho'saw tho
woman stagged and hoard bor
scream, Donny lied from tho houso
and escaped. Tho police have boca
unable to locate him.
Homo Aged ?ooze.
Tho Augusta Herald says lt is re
ported that at Stattcnvillo, near Val
dosta, last weok, some work mon,
wliilo making oxcapations ;for tho
Garbutt lumber mill, unearthed fl Ve
Jugs of whiskey which, lt ls Haid,
were burled there 37 years ago. Mr.
Garbutt, hoing an ardent prohibi
tionist and church mombor, poured
tho agod and smelling fluid out upon
thc ground .
You think of the dead on Christmas
Wherever thc dead are sleeping,
And we from a land where we mcy
Look tenderly down on your weep
You think us far, we are very near,
From you and the earth though
We eing tonight to con o'c and cher i
The hearts of the broken-hearted,
The earth watches over the lifeless
Of each of its countless sleepers,
And the sleepless spirits that passet
Watch over all earth's weepers.
We shall meet again in a brightc:
Where farewell is never spoken;.
We shall clasp each other, hand ii
And the clasp shall not lie broken
We shall meet again in a bright cain
Where we'll never know a sadness
And our lives shall be tilled like
With rapture and with gladness.
The snow shall pass from our grave
And you from the earth, remem
\nd the Howers from a bright, eter
Shall follow earth's December.
WI en you think of us think not o
i he tomb
Where you laid us down in sorrow
Bul 'o<>k aloft, and beyond earth'
Ano wait for the great tomorrow
Til E Ol>
in Columbia, South Carolina, mi
thing In the Machinery Supply
Write us for prices beforo r
COLUMBIA St IM?I/
On cornor opposite Seaboard
LOOK FOR T: :
It means that we are inanufaet
aial salt's agents for compl?te
riants, in steam or gasoline,
?wy and Portable ?oilers
lodgers Planers, Shlngl
and Corn Mills and J
chinery. Our std
prices are right a
ant ced. . Write
GIBBES MACIIIXKIt\ COMPAN
1 have h?'l several
oil other kinds of-veg
plante. Collard pl J nts, i
I now have read. I
follows; Early Jersey
und lk'iulcrcon Succ?s
etlcs to all cxpeticncri
the open ali near salt
Prices: $1.00 loi 509
sand, 5,000 to 9,000 nt
thousand. We have ap
this point. All orders
money wltii order*. I
will save the chargea foi
Other plants will ti
prompt and personal al
n trial order; I guarani
B. J. DONALDSON
Wakefield and Succcssi
l-AUl.lrUWtttl^ tuce, and Urge type Cauli'
/y/^" / k"" crow*r* 111 ,,u' wofUi.
<'MI?M;I & stock for JO years, ?ind it s safe
1-VMllXjy tainahle. f hey have success.'-illy
drouth and Hie i el ?ed on hy the most
South. We guarantee full count .ind s
MUCHS; Cabbage and Lettuce f. o, h. '
per thousand; 5 to 9,000 tl $I.JS per th
Cauliflower, $.1.00 per thousand, quentitli
Write jour name and expo
W. K HART,
Pvefcrenrcs; Enterprise Hank, Char!
l>!ir/Ti> Whito iron Ued
Beau iff tu
Roslin Hlanket, por pair .. ..$1.08
Lftrge 1 'oeoratrd
1 llnll l*i"p $4.??
Floor Od Cloth, p
Cash or Credit.
THU Augusta-Herald ha? found
the source of our financial trouble.
It says "all the summer our tourists
carried var money over to Euro,
and now it appears that all the w
ter retun ing immigrants will keep
up this game. No wonder that we
have a n.oney stringency arid find
ourselves reduced to the neces
sity of uving clearing house certifi
How to Curo Rheumatism.
The canso of Rheumatism and kin
drod dh-eases ia an excess of urie
acid lu flu? blood. To euro this terri
ble disease tho acid must bo ox poll od
aud tho system so regulated that no
moro acid will bo formed lu exces
sive quantities. Rheumatism is aa
internal disease and requires au in
ternal remedy. Rubbing with oils and
liniment . will not cure, affords only
temporal.v relief at bost( causes you
to delay i We proper treatment, and al
lows the n.ulady to got a firmer hold
on you. 1 inimonts may ease tho pain,
but they will no moro euro Rhouma
tiam than paint will chango the fibre
of rotten wood.
Selene" han at last discovered a
perfect and completo euro, which ls
e?.Ued Rheurnacido. Tested in hun
dreds Oi caaos, lt has offected the
most marvelous cures; wo believe lt
will cure you. Rheumaclde "gets nt
tho Joints from tho inside," sweeps
the poisons out of tho system, tonoB
up tho stomach, regulates the liver
and kidneys and makes you well all
over. Rheumacido "strlkoB tho root of
the disease and removes Us cause."
This splendid remedy ls sold by drug
gists and dealers gonerally at 50o.
and $1 n bottle. In tablet form at
.2Gc. and .">0c. a package. Got a bottle
today; delays are generous. adv
Bo matter how limited your mount or ed*
ellon. If you dcelre a thorough, business trail*
g and po.ul position, wiito tor our
GRJB AT H ALP RATE OFFBR.^
access. Independence end probable POR?
NF. tni?n>nte<d. Don't delay, write to-day
o QA.-AUA. BUS. COl.l.COU. Macon OM
FIUX KI.FH, As well j Sunburn,
Tau, Moth, Pimples and Chaps, ar?
cured with Wilson's Freckle Caro,
Sold and guaranteed by druggists.
?()c. Wilson's Fair Skin Soap 26
cts. T. H. Wilson & Co., Mfgrs. and
Props. Co and 66 Alexander street,
Charleston, S. C.When ordorlug di
rect un allon your druggist.
PI NOS AND ORGANS
FOR 'I1 fifi NEXT FEW WEEKS.
WE AHB FACTORY AGENTS and
represent only tho best Pianos and
Organs, that will last a lifo timo.
Write at once for our liberal terms
and Spooial prices.
MALONE'S MUSIC HOUSE,
Columbia, S. O.
?L Y HOI SK
liking a specialty of handling every
da clog order elsewhere,
r" CO.. Columbia, 8. C.
Air Linc Passenger Station.
, Saw M lils,
c, Lat li, Stave
inythlng ?II Ma
ck is large, our
md our goods guar
for Fie?1 Catalog
years experience In growing C.-bbage plants und
cubic plant, T thc ludo, viz: Ut ci plants, Onion
md Tomato planta,
for shipmen! Hetti plants aqd Cabbage pistas as
Wakefields, arhyston Large Typo Wakefields,
?lon?. These being thc best known relia:>lo vari
J truck fanners, These plants ?rc ftrown >>nt in
watci and > ul st*?..' ?.overo cold without i.-ijury.
plant?. In lol* of 1,0*0 to 5,000 nt $1.50 per thou
$1.25 per tb oust nd, lO.^Cfl ?nd over nt $1.00 per
iccial low IC*;-rcs3 rulCH on vegetable plants from
Will tic Shipped C. O. l>. Utib vs you prefer fending
would advi . .endino money with order?. You
r reaming the ('. O. D's.
o ready in February. Your orders will have my
trntiou. When in need of Vciicnblc plants tivr me
lee Mtisfaction. Address ^ill orders to
.MLG?ETT. S. C.
OR THE SOUTH
o.l Cabbage, Big Uoston Let- ^jjSpzzf^tksiY
.ower. Grown from seeds of the ^^WAKEHKLP
We have worked diligently on our BfeST
to say that to day they are thc best i.b. ^V&AMV
stood thc must severe lets of cold and >*YAtml?(
proinineill groweisoi every section ol the
.fe arrival of .ill Roods shipped by express
l'oUnff'S Islam!. 500 for $1.00; I to S.OOOat $1.50
otisand; 10.000 and over st $1.00 per thousand,
es in proportion.
SSS office plainly and mail order? to
?NTERPRISK, S. C.
leston. S. C.! Postmaster. Enterprise. 5k C.
. eh Palm. Alarm Clock, large ataa/
hhs h .. ?:>C nickel .?.004'
Cocoa Door Mat, lixli, special ?*W
ci squat , yard . . 40?
Order by Mail, i^nre Oak Chair*
BIA, a OL ^ *f* MJ