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TDK MIGHTS OF LABOR.
Lad Would Not Do More Than Ho
There ls a Vermonter who adds to
tho tamil income accruing from his
furm by a little lumherln' lu the win
Thia man had this your an assist*
ant In the person ol a tall, lank youth
One day the trees had boen cut and
th.; log! skidded or vi ra wu together
In a 'die oh the brink of u simm bank
where they could bo easily loaded on
a sled. Suddenly the blocking th.it
held thc pile in place gave way and
the logs begun t" roll down tho hank;
whereupon the farmer shouted lo the
youth, who was standing for the
moment, directly in their path, to
run .lo.- his life. Instenw of doing
so, however, he dropped Into a little
bellow that chanced to be near, and
the logs came tabling down over him,
Of course the farmer supposed thit
ills hell had heirn instantly killed.
With (he assistance of some other
nam be managed to roll the logs uff
Iiis youthful assistant, and, to his in
tense surprise, lt AUS found that 'die
lad wa,, unharmed.
"Why didn't yo*.! run as I told yon,
yon idiot?'' demanded lim farmer.
"Do yon sui pose I'm going to run
for flt) a month?" was the indignant
response. Philadelphia Lodger.
WAKhNG AN ALLOWANCE},
Wife: I nei ll some money this
Husband: There lt goes again! I
would like to know, just as a matter
ol' curiosity, how much money you
would realh need in tam Ibis iw.<>^<>
lils Second ('nil.
A German ol' thrifty habits was ?ii
ii. health. His family physician coul l
do nothing lor him und advised him
to BOO a specialist.. In the waiting
loom ol' lite spec! Mist be lound a
largo number of patients, each anx
ious tor his turn ith tin- lamons
doctor. Tho sick man was vbrj much
Impressed with Hu? great luerativu
practice which this physician mua
have, ?ind was growing a little ner
vous as to the possible size of his
tees. Turning to a gentleman sitting
ulong side of him ho said;
"I suppose, sir, that this doctor
charges ver> high fees ''
' Ves " sahl Hie gentleman, "he
ch- es $fiti tor lite Inst consultation
and > 1 li for each additional visit."
Nothing further was said, 'nu
when ii came the thrifty one's turn
to h tish, red in he met tho doctor
and grabbing lits hand said:
"Hu v do you do, doctor? You see,
here 1 am again." Philadelphia
Ha\v~ ?Vei'y Pasy.
"So lie proposed to you while you
' \ were swimming together How did
he do it?"
"Well, I war wading Olli where lt
t beginning to ! ? pi ed ty deep, and
sn-Jciily I feared H al I v.as going
to bo carried off ni) feet and l shriek'
"Hil happened tb he near, ??nd,
reaching over, ho asked. "Won't you
giv nm your hand?" lt wan very
sti.'dcn, of courso, hut i had really
liked lilni from the moment he
I first looked Into my eyes!" Puck.
"Do yon believe in telepathy?"
"1 don't know what it means," re
plied ti;e ward worker.
"Do you believe Hint by thinking
hard about anything you can impress
your lucan on Hie minds of other peo
"Suie I do j lt's the boss of this
ward fnal does tho thinking." -
"Steward, how long will ho it bc
he foro we got Into tho harbor?"
"About an hour and a half,
"Oh, dear, ? shall die before thon."
"Very likely, ma'am. Hut you'll
be all right again when you've been
on ?h?re ten minutes."-Marino
2,<.ohs Thal Way.
Paeon "Thought you snhl youl
boy was unite ft (hier shooter?"
Egbert "So I did."
"WI.y I hear ho went out the otll?l
dft", fired al a deer and hit a cow?
"Tbut's what he did. I had to pay
for the cov/. Don't you call that deal
Poetry Worth Reading
In Mio Adirondacks.
? love this dreamy solitude,
While thus 1 swing in though! ful
And think on boyhood's sunny da vs.
Far down thron,,h niem'ry's misty
Afar across tho dimpled lake
I seo the ' threat nlng storm clouds
Tho sun hurst fort li. and nil the
Grown sudden guy with glorious
The water, with its myriad eyes.
Looks li ea ven w ard in pleased sur
Tile <ianclng wavelets cease their
Aa the light zephyrs tlin'rous flee;
And, mirrorlike, the now still luke
Uluo tints from heaven seems to
While all adowa thc fringed Pac.
Reflected, stand the hirth and pine
The lonely heron wings its way
Athwart tile shadows of th?? hay.
The squirrels chase from tree to tree
In all their wild wood ecstasy.
And so I swing, and dream, and
How little man may pick or cnoot),
Or stay tho mighty press of time.
Which rolls eu vue Its way sublime
C. ?/esli? Adams.
The Subject of Discussion.
From the Washington Star.
I heard do win.ls a whisperln' in de
clover held one day,
About de lazies' critter dal ha ! ever
como dal ? ay ;
Dey didn' know his rog'lnr name, an'
so In langhin' loins.
Dey christened him del rae'fa an1 call
ed him " M hit u h Lazybones."
He didn' gather honey like did busy
Nor dress up. Uko de butterfly, fob
every one lo see;
He'd stretch htflse'f ?mt lu de shade
au' look up toward 'le sky,
An' not pay no attention as tho hours
wt nt dr if tin' by.
An' do bee it kep' a huininhi'. an'
de yaller lacket buzz,
An' de locust laughed an' hollered,
like de way he alias does;
An' I got so Interstcd dat I staid de
whole day through,
A-)lstenin' to 'em toll how Mist uh
Lazybones would do!
An' when de sun was droppln' pas'
<!?> I rpo!ons in ,1<> wes'
tnlkin' 'bout was mc!
The th M ite.
Oh. tho night, was Still
And the nigh! was chl!l.
As you sailed Lhr*t>e Artic sois,
Wlmn you with ll sigh,
Merely said good by,
And resigned yourself to freeze.
On those snow cad plains
Hound w it h icy challis
No hope of relief was found,
Von fell more than tear
That he end waa hear
When voa Hails! What was that
To your cry foi help
Conies r.n answering yelp -
js wrangle and jangle and jar
With a beating heart
From y?ur place you start
All dazed to lind when: you aro.
For lt's only the knock
Ot the wake-up clock
With Its daily gibe and scoff,
And you're not aboard ship
On an artic trip
Just abed With the covers off.
Sweet Vngrom Days of Idfc.
I know a path that leads away
Far from the busy hannis of men,
Where llttlo children came to piny
Abd froib.- m the shady giru.
Ah' long ago I sung with thom
Tho song? their children sing to
I know a brook that len|>3 along
The meadow and the pastureland;
In days ago its merry song
Made minde; and again I stand
And listen to the meadow brook
Make music- and my heart grows
st ron g.
I roam n vag'oni as before
Beyond (he valleys and thc hlllo;
While with the wanderers of yore
My heart renews the olden thrills;
I frolic in the shady glen
And am a boy with boys once
Horace Seymour Kelle**,
The Sea of Peaks,
From the Denver Republican.
Billows thal never break,
Great wa ven that nov er roar,
Firm tit rands that never shako
Motionless sea and shore.
Whitecaps of summer snow,
Hissing not In Hie breeze;
Cloud ships that come und go,
Wraithlike, o'er silent uoas.
Oean of crag and peak,
When ends thy mysteryT
When shall thy breakers spaak,
TOUCHED l-l vi: WI HE.
Young Electrician Meets Horrible
At Sumter .Mr. Ernest L. Wicker,
electrician of the Sumter Joe. Light
and Power company, was instan ly
killed about ?:;?0 o'clock Wednes
day by coming in connu t with a livq
wiie, while at work on lite line nt
the cornel ol' Alain and Liberty
Mr. Wicker und Have Lawrence, his
assistant lineman, were at work on
the big pole at the Chandler Clothini;
company corner, putting in a couple
ol' new transformers and had al mort
finished innking the connection when
the occident occuired. They were
seated on the cross bnrs about twenty
feet fruin the ground.
Mr. Wicker having on a safety
belt with which he hud strapped him
self to tim pole. The work was al
most finished and Lawrence says bl
and Wicker received a shuck lit thc
sume instant as each cut a wire on
opposite sides of the pole.
The terrible forci? of the shock
threw Lawrence violently against tho
pole, causing a severe bruise mi bis
forehead but fortunately for him
contact with the wire was broken
when he received the shock.
Mr. Wicker remained in contact
with the wire and Lawrence grabbed
liim by the sleeve and jerked to
lland loose I ron) the wiro bin li ! loll
face forward across a liar among thc
wires and although Lawrence made
fr tl ll tit! efforts to push him from ibo
wires with a slick (be attempt was
futile and the unfortunate young man
liuni:; there wiih a current of U.'l 11
volts stl'OUg pulsating through his
body for more than live minu
tes. When taken down he was dead
Nine Persons Killed in Trolley Acci
Two large trolley ears on the De
triol, Jackson & Chicago railway, a
pail ol thc Detriot United Railway
system, "running from Detriot to Jack
sou. collided head 011 Wednesday af
ternoon while running at about 4f>
miles an hour, near Ypsilanti. Nine
men wero killed and about 30 moll
and women injured, some of them
seriously. Four of the injured ?ire in
a critical condition. A mistake in
orders on the uart of Motorman Fay
Wednesday afternoon (he Aileen
board of control ol' thc county dis
pensa ry visited the Nen h August;
dispensary and checked up Mle ac
counts of Hint Institution, finding ti
shortage of some S-ioO. The dispon
sary was ordered Immediately closed
and will not ho armin op.-ned nnii:
the matter ls straightened. This is
heavy blow Ol) thc thirst) al Augus
On Wednesday Dov. Ansel an
nounced the appointment ol' tho nev
Circuit Solicitors which are required
by the m w circuit Ucl recently pass
ed. The two solicitors are J. H. Mc
Laughlin ot MishopviUe. will serve
for thc Dod. and Christie Dennett, bf
Columbia, wi f I serve for thc fifth.
There were about 20 applicants for
DOn'l be afraid to play the game
honestly. Honesty alway swins out.
Don't he afraid ol honest compe
tition, lt s competition thal makes
sncii 's worth while.
Don t be afraid of difllcull under
takings, lb glad ol thc o lipon unity
to show your metal.
Winn anybody agrees With you lie
has opinions; when he doesn't, do
A Hint to tho Wlce.
Thc Purls (Mo.) Appeal, referring to
the hu.s icss done by midi order houses
throng ..it Hm various counties In Mis
souri. . ...tonally says: "Advertising ls
eost ii . i be merchants Of Monroe coun
ty thousands of dollars every year-not
that our merchants actually pay out
thou: iuds of dollar?; oin h year for nd
vertl ing, bul tho great department
Blores in the cities advertise every day
In ll. year, telling the public Just what
they have to sell lind whnt It will cost.
The pupers carrying these advertise
incuts and thousands of price lists go
all over the county, and people sec
what they med advertised and order
it from the city stores. Who can blame
them? Merchants all over this county
have the sa mo goods and Often for les!i
money, but tho buyer does not know
lt, :n he sends oft* for his goods. Kow,
If the merchants lu this county wero
to use the same methods Hud tho city
merchants use the mall order houses
would got but few orders from old
Will Leave Hospital,
Thomas McCreecy, who was shot
accidentally some time ago by llopro
sontntive Heilln, has about recovered,
and win soon leave the hospita).
Don't be afraid to fight against
odds. Mfist things worth having aro
hard to got.
FOU GOVKUING MKMISKKSHIP OF
Tho Qual.Hii'fUion of Voters, mid the
Condun of..Primary Fled ions of
tho Democrat hi Party of 'rin's State.
Tho following rules s?mil govern
the ihemborshin of tho di if oren I suh
ordlduto Domoerulie CM ti bs <>r tins
State,, Hit- qualification ol' voters at
. Im prlnun'y elections held by tho
party, tim conduct of the primary
election to be hold Oil the last Tues
day of August, and the second prim*
?ry held two weeks biter, it one bf
Hule I. The qual I fica ( lons for
membership in tiny subordinate club
ol' the Democratic Party ol' this Slate,
or for voting al n Democratic prim
ary, shall bo ns follows, viz: The ap
plicant for membership, or vote.-,
shall be twenty-one years of ago, or
shall bes?me so before the succeeding
general election, and be a white Dem
ocrat, or a negro who voted for Gen
eral Hampton in 1876, and has vote !
tho Democratic ticket coulinuousH
since. Provided, that no white man
shall bo excluded from participation
in the Democratic primary who shall
take Hm pledge required by the rules
of tho Democratic Party.
The managers at each box al tho
primary election shall require every
voter in a Democrat ic primary election
to pledge himself to abide results of
tlie primary, and to support thc nom
in?is (d' lite ptirty. and to take tho
'' MoWIng oath lind pledge, viz: "1 do
solemnly swear that I am duly quali
fied to volo at this election according
to tin? rules of Hu- Democratic Party,
and that 1 have not voled beforo tit
ibis election, ami pledge myself to
support the nominees of this prim
Kale 2. Bvory negro applying for
membership in a Democratic Club, or
offering to vote in a Democratic, prim
ary election, must produce a written
statement of ten reputable white men
who shall swear that they know of
thotr own knowledge that tho appli
cant or voter voted for douerai
Hanipton in 1S ? G, and lins voted the
Democratic ticket continuously since.
The said ticket sba!! bo placed in the
ballot box by tho managers, and re
turned with the poll lists to the
Cannily Chairman. The managers ol
election shall keep a sept rate list of
all negro voters, and return it willi
in Charleston County tho voter mm I
have his, name o tithe club list i t
least shiv days, before the said prim
Tin- (lab lists '.hall be inspected
hy and coi'll fled to by tho president
and secretary ami turned over tn tho
malingers io be used as the regular
Utile, .", Kach Cornily Kxorull Ve
Committee ol the Democratic Party
in this State shall meet on or before
the ll rsl Monday of each election year
ami shall appoint three managers for
each primary election precinct In
their respective Counties, who shall
hold Ibo primary election provided
nader Hu- Democratic Constitution, in
acc.) rd a nee with lite Acta of thc Gob
erai Assembly Of this State regulat
ing primary elections, the Constitu
tion of the Democratic Party of this
Slate, and the rules herein set forth.
The hames Of such managers may be
published by Hie Chairman of each
('ninty lOxeoulive Committee in one
or more County papers nt least two
weeks indore tim election.
Knie I. Knell voter in said prim
ary shall vote two ballots, on which
shall bo printed tho name or names
of tho candidates voted for by him
for each of the olllces to be lilied, to
gether with the name of Hu- ofllco.
Tho tickets io be voted shall be fur
nished by Ile- Stale and ( utily Kxoc
utive Committees respectively, and
shall contain the names of all candi
dates for the representative (dines
mid no ot hm- tickets shall be used.
The tickets to bo voted shall he ill
tho following forms, one foi*
United States Senator.
1 nontenant Governor.
S?cr?tai y ot State.
.Adjutant and Inspector General.
Stale Superintendent of Kducatioti.
Hail road ( ?oinmlssloner.
The Oilier With spaces to suit the
For Congress District.
For Solicitor Judicial Circuit.
Home of Itoproscnlattycs.
Judge of Probate.
Clerk of Court.
County Superintendent of Educa
No vote for House of Representa
tives shall ie counted unless it con
tains as i. iny names as the county if
entitled lo representatives.
Hule r>. The managers of election
shall open tho polls at S o'clock, A
M., and shall closo them al
A o'clock, P. M.; provided, that li
tho city of Charleston tho polls shall
opon at S o'Hock A. M., and shall
dose at G o'clock P. M. After tabu
lating thc result,! the managers shall
certify the same and forward thc
ballot-box, poll Hst and all ol her pa
pers relating to such c .ellon, by ono
of their nu tu bur of Executive Com
mitteemen, to the Chairmen of thc
respective Democratic County Execu
tive Committees within forty-eight
hours after -the dose of the nolls.
Utile <>.. The (io.,nly Democratic
Executive Committee shalt assemble
at their respective ?olirt Houses nu
the morning of tho Second day after
tho election, on or before IL' o'clock
M.i lo tabulate Hie returns and de
clare the results ol' the primary, so
far as the same relates to members
of tho General Assembly und County
Oillces, .and shall forward immediate
ly to Hu* Chairman of tho state Exec
utive Committee at Columbia. S. C.,
thc result of the election in their re
spective Counties, for ll. s. Senator,
Slate officers, Congressmen and So
Hule 7. The protests and contests
for County Officers shall be filed with
in five days alter the election with
the Chairman of ihe County Execu
tive Committee, and said Executive
Committee shall hear and determine
the same. The State Executive Com
mittee Klin ll hear and decide protests
and contests as to United States Sen
ator. State Ofllcors, Congressmen and
Solicitors, and ten days shall bo al
lowed for tiling the same. ,
,Rulo 8. Candidates for the General
Assembly and for County Ofllcors
shall nie with the Chairman of tho
County Executive Committee a pledge
in writing, lo abide the results of tho
primary and support the nominees
thereof. CanddalCS for other o fi
ces shall file smh pledge with flu
Chairman of Hm state Executive
Committee. Provided, Thal tho
pledge of such candidate shall be filed
on or before 12 o'clock, meridian, of
the day proceeding the day fixed by
Hie County Executive Cominillo or
the state Executive Committee for
the first campaign meeting ol' the
County or Slate respectively ; provid
ed, further, that in Charleston Coun
ty the candidates for eongrss, solici
tor and county ofllcors shall nie their
pledges and pay their assessments
within the time lixed by the County
Excutive Committee. No vote for any
candidate who has not paid his as
sessment nor complied with this nil.1
shall be counted.
The followng is the lori i c f the
oath: "As a candidate for tho ofllC'3
of - in the Democratic primary
election, to he held on the last Tues
day ill August, 1 hereliy pledge my
self to abide ibo results of such pvtm
noinlnatlon." li th candidate is run
ning for the United Slates Senate, or
for the United Slates House of Re
pr?senla lives this nd di titi tiri I pledge
shall be required! "I will support the
political principles and policies of tho
Democratic Party during ibo term
of Ofllce for when l may be ele '.ted,
arid wuk iii accord with my Dem
ocratic associates in Congress on all
party questions." This lin? day
Hule 0. In tho primary election
herein provided for, a ma jori'y of
the votes cast shall be necessary lo
uominalecaudidates. A second primary
when necessary, shall be held two
weeks after tho first, as provided un
der tho Constitution of tho party,!
and shall be subject to the rules gov
erning the fust primary. At said
second primary the two highest can
didates alone shall run for any one
ofllce, but if there are two or moro
vacancies for any particular ofllce.
then double the number of candidates
shall run for the vacancies to be
filled. FOI' instance in a race for
Sheriff the two highest shall run. .
Pule 1 0. In the event of a tie bo
twceil two candidates in ?he second
primary, tho County Chairman, if it
is ll County Ofllce, and the State
Chairman, if it ls for U. S. Senator,
j State Officers, Congressmen, or Solic
itors, shall order ll thir dprlinnry. The
question of a majority vote shall he
(determined by the number of votes
Cast for any particular ofllce, and not
by the whole number of votes cast in
the primary. ,
Hule ii, Euch Count) Executive
?Committee shall furnish themanagers
at eac h precinct two ballot boxes, one
for Stat?' Officers, and the other for
Congressman, Solicitor and Counts'
Chairman State Democratic Executive
BRYAN is not wanted by Ibo Ines
es. That is thc reason ? . smith,
the Democratic boss of N M .Jersey,
refused to let thu' c:'ute's dele
gates be instructe- iur the groat
WHEN vol' ines arrives in thc
In the Rep??* .m National Conven
tion al! . South Carolina delega
tion v ne up for Taft. Thc bar
rel v hen bc open and grease will
h ?. !up.
TlIK State Republican Convention
hud a sort of monkey and pat rol
time, but Capers conquered tht
"heinous baboons" and came out or
top, _ _
A girl could hardly be called gldd;
because she makes a man's bea?
Don't be afraid of rivals. Thing
may be crowded below, there is al
? ways room on top.
THEY WANT FOOD
CAlUNO IOU TUM LI VINO IS A
riio Injured Are Doing Well and tho
Death List Will Noe Evered Four
Practically complete returns from
all portions or Louisiana, Mississippi
Alabama and Georgia show that tim
death list in the wind, rain and elec
trical stoim or last Ki blay. Saturday
and Sunday will not he nore than
400. The humber or injured stand
at about 1,200, with reports indicat
ing that a mini her or the pe.'sOU* huit
in this storm probably will d'.?
Relief measures have Peen extend
ed hy the United States govomniett
lo Hattiosburg, Miss., Purvis and oth
er towns in the tour Slates in ad
dition to federal aid the States took
prompt measures for the prompt as
sistance of those made homeless by
the slorm and Tor hospital accommo
dations for those Injured.
A dispatch from New Orlcar un
der dat?, of April 2 7 says with about
326 newly made graves distributed
broadcast over nearly the eulin vidth
of Louisiana, Mississippi and Ala
bama, the dead in Friday's tornadoes
lias been mostly cared for at this
lime, and it was possible with ac
curracy to say that the death list
in these States would liol exceed 350.
The lew who may be added to this
fatalities are possibly a score of tho
200 most seriously wounded ip hospi
tals throughout the States. The re
maining injured number about 1,000
were reported on the road to recov
The gravity of the situation con
to <nl in the problems of the living,
namely, hunger and shelter. At least
one stricken town was reported to
have eaten literally its last meal at
that linio and was relying on charity
for Its supper. Fortunately, the great
territory over which the strickon dis
tricts were scattered left un oppor
tunity for the unharmed neighbors In
terspersed everywhere throughout
these centres of waul to furnish relief
more quickly and effectively than
would have been possible hud the dis
aster been confined lo one place.
Cities, little and big. on all sides of
the tornado belt made rapid prepara
tions .to ship supplies and men into
tho tornado districts. Now Orleans
started a money subscription and also
tr . f ??> fr- ? If? ???r vn,.?-f
rapid progress lowood ,........
tho primary feature of tho restoration
being tho opening of streets by
ragging trees, roofs and other wreck
ago off roadways. The churches, ev
< ry one of which was wrecked were
among tito first cd I fices io rise 111
be form ol' temporary pavilions abovo
Ai Purvis, Miss., Cook stoves wero
about tile most valuable assets in tho
community. A few of them had been
brought from the wreckage and mi
ller the direction of the authorities
their use was loaned Inst to one fam
ily and then to another. Purvis was
one of tho few communities still re
porting fresh lists of injured and dy
ing, who were found in the outlying
country, some of them in a desperate
state from lack of care. These un
fortunates were made as comfortable
as possible. So far as known, all were
negroes. Superintendent of Education
T tV. Davis, is i nell a Ige of the relief
work at Purvis, said in descirbing the
sinai lon :
"What wc will do largely depends
upon what is done for us. We our
selves have no resources. Tho debris
must be cleared away, the dead stock
removed, the' injured cared for. We
have put on a small froco of workers,
bul will not be able to continue them
unless money is rapidly forthcom
DEAD IN A CHEEK.
.Must Have Doon Thrown From Dis
Horse and Drowned.
Thor. P. Ferguson, O prosperous
farmer living four miles from Abbe
ville was found dead in a small creek
at 2 o'clock Wednesday. Mr. Fergu
son had been over to see his moth
er and was on his way home riding
a mule. Upon the mule reaching
home without its rider, a search waa
mad'.' and tho body was found in the
creek. It is supposed Air. Ferguson
was thrown into the crook and ren
dered unconscious and drowned.
WAS REFUSED HAIL.
Decision of the Supreme Court in
Crover Welsh Case.
The supreme court has refused to
grant ball to Crover C. Welsh, who is
now In the Lancaster jail charged
with the killing ol' Derry H. Mobley.
The killing took place last February
i on a train near Heath Springs and
; was the outcome of a shooting affray
> in which Mobley killed Stephen
1 Welsh, brother of Crover, and Thon
Clay bourn. The attorneys In thoir
argument for bail claimed that Mob*
f ley was tho aggressor, but this wan
I denied by the prosecution.
Don't bo afraid to be polite at all
? timOt? and under all circumstances.
- It is no disgrnco to bc called a get*