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VARIOUS NAVY YARDS
TO BE DISMANTLED
Secretary (Meyer Says of no
PORT ROYAL USELESS
Charleston Yard. Although Lurking
in Mini) AdvantngCH, Will
Wa8hlugton, Deo. 4.?"The results
of a careful, personal Investigation by
George von L. Meyer, secretary of the
navy, of many of the navy yards and
naval stations are apparent in certain
sweeping recommendations for the
abolition of some of these and the de
velopment of others, ns set out in
ihr secretary's annual report Just
Mr. Meyer recommends giving up
and disposing of the naval stations at
New Orleans. Pensacola, San Juan,
Port Royal, New London. Saoketts
Harbor, Culebra and Cavlte. lie Muds
that the average yearly cost of main
taining these stations for the past
five years has been $1,672,075, while
very little useful work has been per
Wants Rase at Guanlunuiiio.
The secretary thinks that the gulf
and South Atlantic coasts can best b<3
di tended by an effective naval station
nt Gunntnuamo, Cuba, where the
emergency docking mid repair facili
ties should be provided at an expenso
Of . hont $300,000 or $400,000. This
Would Involve the transfer to Quanta
numo of the New Orleans floating
c '?; i and machine tools from the Al
ii yard and from Pensacola. Key
West ab.ol tllO gulf naval stations
should b'j maintained; not as a tirst
olf.ss Hint ion l.ut for i.:fo supply and
qui It repair of small gunboats and
torpedo craft operating in the Carrl
bej sea. Tile secretary predicts that
In time id' war the cities of the gulf
Const will he, from their natural BO*
ennjy ti e chief sources ot supplies
ai.d .material and the probable points
from whic h troops will embark, either
for ti e Isthmus of Panama for fur
tie transit or for servic e in the Car
l it?an. as may bo required.
Hecause the Portsmouth, Boston,
N< w York, Philadelphia and Norfolk
yards have accessible dry docks, of'
wi,' ill America has too few. it is found
Impossible to give up any of them
? ort Royal has a dry dock unap
proachable for battleships or even
cruisers and the Charleston dock is
likewise weites, as tie caual tills
In opposite the lock at the rate of
from three to four feet, says the re*
Following the established policy in ,
th? matter of annual naval construc
tion, the secretary recommends the
authorization of two battleships, one1
ec. r. one gunboat, one river gun.
boat, two sou-going tugs, two subma
rines and one submarine tender. He
strongly deprecates any break in the
established policy because of ii* evil
(tints on the dlip yards of the coun
Iry lipon whoso maintenance the navy
lUU t dep. iid in time ol war. The
small cruisers ami gunboats rire ha
rt mlhg useless throng!! age an ! while
C:e department desires to minimize
expenditures on such vessels of slight
mil itiry vain.-, a < ?rtaiit number are
III)] ilutoly in e issfiry for police duty,
surveying and other work Incidental
to Maes of ponce.
Twenty years is about the effective
life of a battleship, and even then,
ibo last ten years of that porlod
BliOUld be spent in the second line of
del'- use. This short life Is rather the
result of evolution in ship design and
mi,; ince than of actual decrease in
oillcicncy in the ship itself. To make
up for the retirement of these obso
lete vessels, there must be authorized
after 1012 in addition to the two ships
per year provided in the established
programme, a sufficient number of
vessels tp maintain the fleet a? the!
minimum of 20 ships of the first line.
The Year's IMiniate.
/ ''? e estimate for the fiscal year
' I!'!; 12 provide for an expenditure
I of $8,135,827 for public works at the
\mvy yards and naval stations. These
#^re for Items regarded as absolutely
essential and are based upon a per
sonal inspec t ion by Secretary Meyer
of the navy yards and stations, made
The total amount which will be
submitted to congress for the navy
department under the naval legisla
tive and sundry civil bills for next
year will be $127,067,320 as compared
with $LI2..'178.0SO 'or this year, or a
decrease, in exact figures, of $.'?,311.
The discovery of the North Pole by
Robert Peary, after years of patient
and arduous endeavor, is declared to
be an event which has added to the
honor and credit of our country. Says
Mr. Meyer: "It Is fitting that the
government should recognize the
value of his services, and their suc
, , Mi termination. If it meets with
your approval. I recommend that
Peary, the discoverer of the North
Pole, be given a commission by legis
lation, as rear admiral of the corps of
civil engineers of the navy, to date
from April tl. 1903, the date of his
discovery of the polo, and that bo be
retired as of thai date with the high
est retired pay of that grade."
\ Summary of Facts on The Keren!
Spartanburg, s. C.
November. 2'.t. 1010.
Kditor Tli?' Advertiser: A great many
things have transpired within the lost
few weeks to set the people of this
nation thinking. Political campaigns
have been waged with a fierceness and
bitterness heretofore unknown. Sur
prises almost beyond description have
dazed the opposing forces. George
Stuart in a recent address said: "The
Republican politicians are out with
their COOI1 ?log. trying to tree the coon
thai brought them defeat. An old
?log barks up a tree and he thinks he
has treed a coon in Roosevelt. An
other barks tip another tree and thinks
he has found it in high prices and tar
iff." but. says Stuart, " when you And
the real coon, take your long stick,
and split it at the end ami push it up |
the hollow und twist it into the fur of
the real coon and bring him down.
You will tind him to be the head of
the liquor dealers of America.'" George
Stuart Is right. The Liquor Trust has
played no small pan in the elections
recently held throughout the United
Plates. They have become so desperate
in their efforts to stein the tide of
prohibition, or. to recover lost terri
tory, that they have employed methods
for which decent people of all par
ties refuse to stand.
In Florida the prohibitionists lost
in their light fur constitutional pro
hibition for the whol ? state by a ma
jority of about three thousand, The
liquor p<opie have heralded this to
the world as a great victory against
prohibition but when it becomes
known to the South wl y \ye lost in
Florida, it will pro. 6 boom-a-raug
to the Liquor Trust. While in that
state recently I sp. nl lour days in
Jacksonville, where I obtained un
mistakable facts In regard to what
was done. The lowest and vilest class
es of negroes bad their poll taxes paid
by liquor agents in order that they
might be ipialitied to vote against pro
hibition. In this way. about four
thousand negroes wore qualified in
Duvall county alone where Jackson
ville it situated. This means that a
sittlich nt number of negroes have been
qualified In the city of Jacksonville to
put four of their race Oil the city coun
cil to be held in the election next
spring. While in Jacksonville, 1
learned another thing which is espec.
ially significant to the people of the"
South. Of the 128 saloons being run ,
ill that city, at least nine-tenths of
them are run by men who are foreign
horn. It does not take the eye of a
prophet to see that such mothods and
conditions threaten our peace, our
laws, ?nir civilization.
In Oklahoma, conditions arc differ
ent, there it was a light between the
white people of the State and the LI
quor Trust id' the nation. The result
is forty thousand majority for consti
tutional prohibition. The time has
COIlie in 'he history of this country
when, as Mr. Rryan says: "We must
nieel the conditions thai confront us
and each one must act as be thinks
Nebraska has been known as a rock
rlbbed, Democratic State lor many
years past, 'out Nebraska has repudi
ated the Democratic party and has
refused to elect Mr. Dahlman, the Li
quor Trust candidate, of that party,
as governor of the State Republicans
and Democrats alike who were can
didates of the Liquor Trufti have been
sent to the scrap-heap, ami Nebraska
will soon come into line as a prohibi
tion Stale. . ,
Anyone who has read the closing
scenes of the last session of the leg
Islatttl'O In New Jersey as portrayed
by the newspapers of that State will
readily understand why Woodrow Wil
son was elected governor instead of
Mr. Lewis, the liquor candidate. The
following from the New York Sun in
regard to the last nrght of that dis
graceful H6SSloll, will help the reader
to understand why New Jersey repu
diated the Republican party and has
gone Democratic. The Sun says: "The
inside facts Of the (dosing jamboree of
the women and solons In the rooms
apart from the Assembly Chamber
are just coming out. The scenes are
described as the most disgraceful ever
held in any State Capitol.
Maine too, has gone Democratic, and
why? Reoause two years ago, Qov.
Fernald made an appeal to the moral
and religious forces of the State for
their support, but when elected, a hill
known as the Hastings Hill which was
intended to make the prohibition law
more effective, was passed by the leg
islature, and tlie governor-elect formed
an alliance with the liquor trust, and
vetoed the 1,111. This brought about
the change of front in the Republican
party and when the Opportune time
came, they expressed their contempt
for the old administration, at the pal
Even in Pennsylvania, the Glbrnltor
oT the liquor forces, the Republican
majorities have been cut from ?OO.000
to 20.000 In the past four years. The
temperance forces have been victori
ous In Georgia, Tennessee, and in oth
er states, and we confidently believe
that the Mlller-Curtiss Hill v. ill pass
the next session of Congress. We have
many reasons tor this belief. 1st, Joe
Cannon will no longer be Speaker of
the House; 2nd. the man who has been
Joe Cannon's henchman as chairman
of the Judl< lary committee of Congress
has been defeated at the polls; 3rd.
the next Congress will be mail.' op of
22G Democrats, 127 of whom are from
Southern States. The South certainly
holds the balance of power ami thes<
men v ho are our representatives know
that no part of our country stands in
greater need of a law governing the
sale of liquor shipments int?) dry ter
ritory than the South. The people of
our Southland have a right to expect
her representatives in Congress to
give them protection from the domtna- ,
tlon of the liquor trust.
(Signed) .1. I.. Harley.
Supt. S. C. Anti-Saloon League.
The Laurens Drug Co. has Just
received a fresh supply of ZSMO and
Zeuio is a remarkable remedy, a
clear liquid for external use. The Ii ist
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moSt intense itching, quickly removes
blotches, pimples, blackheads, eczema,
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the new antiseptic skin soap, is the
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toil- t soaps relieves and quickly cures
prickly heat, rashes, hives, chafing
and other forms of skin affections ^o
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adapted for persons with a delicate
or teiulor skin.
TheLaurens Drug Co., the druggist
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Zemo ami Zemo Soap. A sample of
each will accomplish wonders and
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those who have any form of skin or
( W.II01 \ WILL DISPt'TKI).
Me in hers of John ('. Calhenn's Pnmllj
Dispute Present Titles.
Washington, Dac 2 Members of
the Calhoun family that .lohn c. Cal
horn) made famous came today he
fore the supr< me court of the United
States in an endeavor to regain pos
session of the "Calhoun Plantation"
in Greenwood county. South Caro
lina. The arguhlents were made in the
supreme court chamber, formerly the'
Senate chamber, the very room in
which John C. Calhoun so often
triumphed In debate,
The plantation was owned by Down*
Calhoun when he died in 1850. He had .,
made a will leaving his land* to his
two sons for life and then to their
legitimate issue. William C. Calhoun, 1
Kdwin Calhoun. Janie Lock and John 1
<\ Calhoun of Georgia, Mary R. Trim- I
ble and Kinina R. Stolenweck of Ala- ;
bam a and Dora A. Royall of Virginia,
HOW claim the land under this will.
Other Clalments declare that the'
land did not pass under the will but
Wjts sedd tor debts by equity court
in the Retth ment of the Downs Cal
houn estate iutij that I.is two sens
Difficulty in determining the issue
has been encountered because the
court records wore destroyed by fire,
There is moro Catarrh in this ? ??
tlon of the- country than all other dis
uses put together, and until the last
few years was supposed to be incur
able. For a meat many years doctors
pronounced it a local dls iase ami pre.
scribed local remedies, and by con
stantly failing to cure w ith local treat-1
ment, pronounced it Incurable Science
has proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure, manufactured by f. j,
Cheney & Co., Toledo. Ohio, is the only
COllStltUlonni cure on the market. It
is taken internally in doses from 10
drops to a tenspoonful, it ads directly
on (he blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. They offer one hundred
dollars for any case it falls to cure.
Send for circulars and testimonials
Acid ress: F. .1. Cheney /<? Co., Toledo.
Sold by Druggists, 76c.
' Take Hall's Family Pills for con
PIS Ali SP/rfLBMKST.
Take notice that on the 30tll day of
December, I Will render a final ac
count of my acts and doing as Kx
excutor of the estate of J, I). M Shaw,
deceased, In the office of the Judge of
Probale of Laurens county, ut II o'
clock, a. in., and on the same day will
apply for a final discharge from m\
I rusts as. Exe< ittor.
Any person indebted to said estate
are notified and required o make pay.
menl on that date; nnd all persons
having el Urns against said estate will
them on or before said date,
duly proven or be forever barred.
Leonora J. Shaw.
November. :'."?. 1910.?1 mo.
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Wllllama' Indian Pile Olntmrnt will cure '
Illind, Weeding and ItchliiK Piles. It ab
?orbs the tumors, nllnya Itching nt erne,
RotH nit a poultice, kivch Inntant relief.
Wllllama' Incllno Pile Ointment It pre
pared for Piles and Itching of the privat?
P'irm. I >i u r e I si n. mall GOo and $100.
WILLIAMS MF0. CO., Prop*., Cleveland. Ohio
Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Slat*' of South Carolina.
County of Laurens. ss.
it. fore nie rann' C. II Roper, Cashier
of the above named hank. who. being
duly sworn, says that the .above and
foregoing statement Is n true condi
tion of paid bank, as shown by the
hooks of said bank.
CHAS. II. ROPER,
subscribed before mo
YV. G i Lancaster,
N*otnrj Public, S. C.
Correct?Attest: s. M. Wllkes, N.
D. Dial. C. K. Kennedy. Directors.
Sworn to and
this 6th day of
Laurens, 5outh Carolina.
N. B. Dial, President. C. H. Roper, Cashier
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