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CONNECTS THE OCEANS
Last Barrler to the Opening up of
Panama Canal Remoted when Pres
ident Touched Teleimiph Kej at
Washington, Oct. 10.?The inoinen-]
tary touch of a key by the president
of the United Stutes today sent a flash
of electricity through a continuous
telegraph and cable connection of t.
oou miles, setting off a gigantic blast
of dynamite which exploded the Gam
boa dike, the last of the groat physi
cal barriers to water communication
in the Panama canal. It was an ex
traordinary feat of telegraphy espe
cially planned for the occasion. At
precisely 2 o'clock this afternoon
?President Wilson simply closing a
telegraph key at the White House,
sent the current over land and under
sea and just a few seconds later came
the message informing him that the
explosion had been successful.
While celebrations on the Pacific
coast were numerous, there was no
ceremony in Washington, it being the
wish of Colonel Gocthals that the
government await the actual opening
of the canal. Besides the Wreckage
of the Gamhoa dike, there are two
earth slides to be cleared away bo
fore boats can pass from ocean to
Twenty Seconds Warning.
The Special circuit had been set
up early in the day. A few minutes
before 2 o'oloek Chief Operator 13.
W. SmltheiS, at the White House,
talked to Galveston, Texas.
"is the cable ready?" he inquired.
"Yes," came the answer, and soon
Galveston announced that "Pa," the
telegraph call of Panama City, was
heard. By agreement, the operator
at the White House made four dis
tinct* dotes at 20 seconds before 2
o'clock. This gave the signal for the
engineers at the Gamboa dike to he
in readiness for the Hash. They wait
ed 20 seconds and on the dot Presi
dent Wilson then touching the key
which sent the current into the dy
"There, it is all over," smiled the
president, "Gamboa is busted."
Congratulates Cod ha Is.
The president sent Colonel Goo
Ihals, engineer of the canal, a brief
message of congratulations and turn
ed to those about him. happy in the
thrill of the moment -tor it brought
anticipation of the final step that Will
open to the world a short waterway
between the Atlantic and the Pacific
?the dream of centuries.
While the scene at the White
House was a happy one. at .lohns
Hopkins hospital, 10 miles away, there
lay at the point of death the man who
would have given UUOSt to witness the
instruction of damboa dike. It was
Lieut. Col. David HuB. Halliard, the
engineer who directed the excavation
of Culebra cut, one elld of which was
blocked by the Gamboa dike. Colonel
Galllard is suffering from a general
breakdown as a result of Iiis long la
bors in the canal zone.
Rngiueers now are looking forward
to the dual dredging of the great
ditch, with the hope that lighter
draft vessels, used by the diggers, will
be able to pass through the entire
canal in a few weeks.
Tylersvllle. Oct. PL?News is scarce
these days as everybody is busy gath
ering their crops. 'Cotton is opening
Ii seems like winter this morning,
lire was a pleasant caller, almost
Miss Lily B?tersen has returned
home after two weeks" stay ill Ander
son and Greenville.
Mr. Shell and wife of Texas are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. l>. Byrd.
Mrs. Tom Boole was in LaurotlS
Mr. N. C. Clark spent Sunday with
Miss Lydia Peterson and brother,
William, of Spartuuhurg, spent the
week-end with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. .1. \V. Peterson.
Some of our young men have been
trading horses. Look out pretty girls
they will be round.
What is the trouble, girls? Some of
the young men are calling in other
towns, some attractions.
Miss I3yrd also Misses Liln and Noil
11 lo Clark, spent Saturday afternoon
willi Mrs. Willie Boole.
Well, Friday is county fair day.
Wish all Uiucll success in their ex
Sec li e 'Model Home" furnished by
S. M. ft K. II. Wilkes & Co. at the Fair1
Comments on His Interviews In Wash
ington Savin* He Was Misquoted.
Columbia, Oct. 9.?-Governor Blease
returue dto Columbia early this morn
ing after having ridden all night from
Washington, ami was at the executive
offices at the regular hour for the first
time since Saturday morning. While
away. Governor Blease visited New
York and Washington. He was in
Washington Tuesdaj and Wednesday,
and while there called upon a number
of Iiis friends In the capital. He did
not call upon President Wilson.
The newspaper men of Washington
misquoted him i i an interview tvlven
out yesterday morning at Washington,
he stated, in that only parts of his
statements were printed. Governor
Blease reiterated that he favored
horse lacing, good poker, cock light
ing and one or two other forms of
amusement generally looked upon by
the public with suspicion, but he did
not approve of them being used as a
means for gambling. "I do not be
lieve gambling Is right, certainly not.
but that part of my statement was
eliminated by the Washington re
porters." he said.
Mr was accompanied on his lilp by
his stenographer, W. P. Blackburn.
INDIGESTION, GAS OK
SICK, SOI U STOMACH
Time It! "Cape's Oiapepsin" makes
jour upset, bloated stomach feel
line in live minutes.
"Really does" put bnd stoiuachos in
older 'really does" overcome indi
gestion, dyspepsia, gas. heartburn and
sourness in live minutes that .hist
that?makes Cape's Diupepsln the lar
gest sidling stomach regulator in the
world. If what you eat ferments Into
stubborn lumps, vou/ belch gas and
eructate sour, undigested food and
acid: head is dlzz>yand aches; breath
foul; tongue ooatcjf; your litsldcs 111 loci
with bile and indigestible waste, re
member the mcmicnl "Cape's Dlnpcp
sin" comes in contact wit<| the stom
ach all such distress vanishes. It's
truly astonishing almost marvelous,
and the joy is its hnrmlessness.
A large flfty-ccnl case of Tape's din*
pepsin will give you a hundred dol
lars' worth of satisfaction or your
druggist hands you your money back.
It's worth its weight in gold to men
and women who can't get their stom
achs regulated. It belongs in your
home -should r.lwnys be hep' handy
in case of a sick, sour, upset stomach
during the day or ;.i night, it'.- Ihe
quickest, surest and most harmless
sloUiiu h doctor In the world.
Prohibitionists to Petition Legislature
to Order Election on Statewide Pro?
btbltlon Before Prtmarj Nexl sum.
The following letter was addressed
to tlu- editor of The Greenville News
several days ago after a conference
of church leaders l nQreenvllle:
To The Editor:
Believing the opportune time for
concerted action on the part of the
prohibitionists f South Carolina has
arrived, a convention was called and
held at the V. M. C. A. Columbia, S.
C. October 9th. Dr. '/.. T. Cody, of
Greenville was elected chairman and
Rev. .1. \V, Guy, secretary of the
After a full and free discussion by i
representative linen from different j
parts of the State, it was unanimous-,
ly agreed to launch a movement for
State-wide prohibition. A committee
consisting of the following gentle
men was appointed to further platt
for conferences, conventions, and a
thorough organization of the whole
state: Dr. c. K. Units, chairman;
.1. 1.. Barley, D. W. Robinson. Dr. D
m. Crosson aim J. W. Guy.
It was also decided to petition the
legislature to pass an act providing
for nil ploctloit OH State-wide pro
hibition to be held under the saute
laws governing general elections, nol
lator than Tuesday, April us, I'M (,
It was tlu sense of the convention
that the prohibition question, being
entirely a moral question, should h ?
kept entirely separate from polities
and .therefore that the election
should be hold before the summer
campaign of IP 1 I begins
it is the purpose ami desire of the
prohibitionists that this question be
settled by tlie white voters of the
State ami they have no Intention or
desire of organizing a new parly or
uflUlating with any third party Or
.1. W. GUY, Secretary.
/.. T. cody. Chmn.
Yon can't dodge the Malaria germ
while your liver is torpid. It makes
you an easy mark for the disease. Dlt.
M. A. SIMMON'S IjIVIOR MKDICINK
is the host protection. It puts the
liver in sound, healthy condition ami
purifies the stomach and bowels.
Price 2ii cents per package. Sold by
liuurens Drug Co.
Randolph Little Hugh Eichelberger
"IKE & LITTLE"
I PRESSING CLUB I
Dry Cleaning and Pressing
Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Clothes Called for and Delivered Promptly
Over W. P. Hudgens' Shop. ^
Telephone No. 12
? 1 OFFER THE FOLLOWING
J Property for Sale at a Bargain:
<>5 Ai tcs near Barksdalc Station.
One new seven-room cottage near Watts Mill.
3'.j Acres on Farley Avenue.
2 Acres on Parley Avenue. A bargain in both of
One new nine-room house, 3'.. Acres of land in the
city of Unureus.
100 Acres of land with good house and t>nt buildings,
two miles of Princeton, at $20.00 au acre.
100 Acres fine farming land with all necessary build
ings, fotu miles of 1 .aureus, for $25,000.110.
3.J3 Acres good land, in two miles of Clinton, one
third cash balance in four or 5 years.
sn Actis of excellent land just out side city limits
at $6s.oo an acre. Let me show von this tract.
J. S. MACHEN
Office opposite the new Post Office, tip stairs,
over J. C. Shell & Company's store.
Laurons, South Carolina
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