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PROVINFAT PIIF.ACHMI OF
II YIN I sTo\ oi?l\ si:s
M(? K.MKM .
Pnum of Citadel Square ItuntM
Church Will Vote for the I>N|m? ?
*ar>. und I'rge* III?? Cougremiilo'i
To IV? !?*?. IXvlnrliig Unit l'.\ *r\
Mind Tiger In the City N Working
Fur Prohibition, and That Its Si<e- j
oc*? In Charleston at This Thne
Would firing Contempt I |m?n the
Cause of TcniptfTum*e ami the Law.
From The New? and Courier, July 26.
First putting himself squarely on
record as being In heartiest sympatnv
with the Ideals of those who are
i working for the prohibition of the liq?
uor traffic, the Rev. Howard Le?
Jonen, D. D.. pastor of the Clta ;el
Square Baptist Church, declared,nev
t Chelsea, lr? a sermon preached hi
that church last night that he knew
Uat a prohibitory lew In Charleston
k?t this time would prove a screamine
' fareo. \nd declared his Intention cf
voting for the dispensary on the 17th
of next August, urging the members
Of hie congregation to do likewise, for
reasons which he gave.
He also aald that he did not be?
lieve, despite the Mayor's oft-repeat?
ed public utterances to that effect,
that the law had been enforced In
Charleston as well as the people
wanted It enforced, and he urged that
the Christian cltlsens organise then
selves to 0***0 that It Is enforced. He
declard himself strongly against spec
1 .cular methods In the endeavor to
work up enthusiasm for prohibition,
affirmed that ?.he blind tigers of the
etty were united In the effort to have
prohibition paaaed In the hope of
profiting still more largely thereby,
land expressed the belief that for
'genuine prohibitionists to unite with
these li??uor traffickers In voting for
prohibition In Charleston at this time
was to invite contempt upon their
cause and the law.
Dr. Jongs had as his subject, "Pro?
hibition, a Force or a Farce," and he
based his sermon upon the scriptural
Injunction, "Remember, therefore,
from whence thou art fallen, repent
and review the first works."
The speaker said that no one could
eay anything about the evil of the
liquor traffic and the troubles, the
primes and the sorrows begotten Lv
drink which he would not endorse,
end he declared that no man wad in
heartier sympathy with the idea -
sought to be accomplished by prohi?
bition. But the net gain of prohibi?
tion has been, not In the dry territory
/gained, but In the fact that it has
kept men from forgetting the awfut
neas of the drink evil and has fam
lltartsed them with what he beh \ >s
to be God's ultimate programme for
the earth?with the Ideal of a sober
r But Ideal prohibition should not be
confused v Ith prohibition as a prae
tlcal means to this splendid end, said
Dr. Jones. The enactment of a law
lot the destruction of the manufac?
ture and sale of liquor Is a very dif?
ferent thing from the abstract
F desire for the elimination of strong
drink from o ir social life, and much
harm has been done by the confu?
sion of ttn.M?. things It I? thorough?
ly unfair to demand that pronlMti >n
?hall accomplish all of its Idealism,
that It shall be absolutely enforcod
^better than other laws, or even as well
as other laws, but prohibition as a
method may be or may not be the
le?t method of work towards prohi?
bition as an Ideal. There Is nothing
saered about prohibition an a n>eth<> I
of reaching a splendid, Ood-in: pir ? 1
end. Prohibition as a method mu>
pbe absolutely wrong, for as a method
It Is dependent upon an Intelligent
majority strong enough to enforce tin
law when It is enacted.
"I am not using the patent argu?
ment that prohibition will not prohi?
bit. 1 aald the speaker. "It can and
'does prohibit in certain cases. You
might as well ask me whether I be?
lieve a gun will kill, as to ask me
whether I think that prohibition will
prohibit. It depends upon the gOH
and the man who handles it. and the
thing It is aimed at. So .with prohibi?
tion. It depends on what Is behind
prohibition as to whether It will pro
hlblt. Prohibition is no stronger than
the moral pusj>os? It represents. It
Is a force or a farce, according to tin
motive or laek of motive, the moral
purpose or lack of moral purpose, tli"
Intelligence or laek of Intelligence
which it represents.
"There Is it superstition which has
done a \a^t <l ?I of harm in America,
that the way to reform Is to g?-t some?
thing In the law t.ks. li in* to
me that we people of rii.riiston
ought t? know that I here la something
more t? be done than to enai I <i law.
It la with communities g| with in?
dividuals. If a man < MaV - to mt
blear-eyed. hiccoughing as an ?
I'M of a reeent dehnueh, gad v. il !i
canting phrnses says. 'Paator, ' am
going to swear off.' and then sings ;i
few songs, you don't blame me he
cause I am not very hopeful of the
reform of that man. If a man comes
to me and says. 'I am going to swear
off.' and then winks at somebody
else and asks for the loan of a dollar,
you don't Ma mo me If I don't think
much of the chances Of the reform
of that man. Put when a ni ii quiet?
ly and earne ily GOUIOI to IAC and
pwyiy 'I am done with wnlikey,' and
1 belies e that that resolution is back"
?d by moral purpose and religious
conviction, i kic I down and pray
\. uh him and I hfl f fait!: In him and
f| th In Qod that !!?? Will htlp him to
earry out hti purpose of reform,
"When a eomnvinity v, oi ks it ell
I into a frenxy of song-singing, finds it
necessary to para ? little children
with Iraners thro ^h the streets,
saying 'Our FatluiW Are Drunkards.'
and sends Its women to the polla to
sing songs while men vote, I tremble
for the moral purpose that Is repre?
sented there. When a community says
that It Is going to swear off drinking,
and the leader of the party is the
man who profit? m >"t by the Illicit
?ale of liquor, you will pardon me if I
have some doubt concerning the
moral purpose represented by that
sort of prohibition. Prohibition to be
effective must have 1 ehind it not
merely the moral purpose to enact a
law, but to enforce It. A community
has Just so much capital. Its moral
purpose Is its capital, and you can do
Just as you please with that capital.
You can dissipate It If you wish in a
hurrah campaign and not have
enough moral purpose left to teach
your police the difference between a
blu'jk skin and a white skin, between
a crap game on East Pay street and
an open gambling hell on Meeting
"May Ood give us the Intelligence,
the earnestness, to understand that it
, as a waste of splendid endeavor to en?
act laws unless we organize ourselves
to enforce them. If a law is not en?
forced It is worse than a farce; it is a
step toward anarchy, a threat to ev?
ery other law, and he who proposes
It Is no more a friend to temperance
than the general Is a friend to his
cause who allows himself to be taunt?
ed Into fighting a battle with the ene?
my under adverse circumstances. If
I consider that a prohibitory law in
Charleston will make It more lawless,
I would regard myself as traltrous to
my creed and to all I hold dear If 1
allowed myself, '?or the sake of ap?
pearance, to be forced Into voting for
After pointing to the battle of At?
lanta as an Illustration of his mean?
ing here Dr. Jones proceded to a dis?
cussion of the local conditions as they
"Is prohibition for Charleston a
force or a farce?" he asked. "I be?
lieve that ultimately It will be a force,
that the time will come when we shall
regard it as a shame that any man in
this fair city shall put the bottle to
his neighbor's Hps. But is it at pres?
ent as a method to this splendid end
likely to prove a force or a farce? I
rpely that it will be a screaming
farce, and not a force. I think it will
be very much the same thing as if a
man $5.000 in debt would announce'
that he was going to get out of debt
by borrowing $10,000. It is like a
man struggling for very existence to
support five children proposing to
adopt an orphanage, with all the re
sponslhlllties that went with lt. I
want to ask: Will It be enforced?
\nd we can answer that question by
asking another: What has been
done? Have we enforced the laws
of limitation which have been upon
our Statut*: books? You know, just
as I know, that the mayor of this
city has said publicly again and again
that he is enforcing the laws at pres?
ent Just as well as the people want
them enforced. I don't believe that
is true, but yet the challenge has not
been taken up. and you and I know
that the present law Is a farce In
"VVha'. -are we going to do? Take
away al limitations and trust that in
some mysterious way by the enact?
ment of a prohibitory law the condi?
tions will be changed? I don't be?
lieve It. You and I know perfectly
well who are supporting the present
prohibition ,. /itation. Some good
people?not at all a majority of the
best people of Charleston?some good
people In alliance with every blind
tUer. keeper In Charleston. I knou
of my own personal knowledge that
a man who has grown wealthy In this
town l>\ (b aling in -contraband liquor
bus approached two of my personal
friends and begged them to vote for
prohibition. Are we going to attempt
to win a victory with an army, a ma?
jority of which will desert at the cru?
cial point, make an alliance with the
liquor traffic for the sake of the at
i Blptod destruction of that traffic?
"What have i to propose? First of
nil. the wry unpleasant duty on the
17th of AUgUSt of going to the polls
and voting for the dispensary, No, I
don i like the Idea of it. It Isn't the
best thing for Charleston, bui it Is
the best thing Charleston hat a chance
to vote for just now. I believe that
at this ttni" a vote for the dispe nsary
in Charleston is a rote against the
liquor traffic, and therefore I shall
CSSl my ballot In that way.'
i>r. Jones then went on to urge
that, having VOtOd tO continue the
dispensary, the Christian citizens of
Charleston should see to It that the
law Is enforced. "There are men In
this town," he said, "to whose profit
It Is to see that it Is not enforced. Not
one day In the month, not one day
In the season, hut every day in the
year they are making the mayor, the
oounoll and every man charged with
the administration of the law feel the
prti ufi of their presence, and it be?
hooves you and me gi Christian eitl
Keni of this city after we enact ? law
on th< 17th of August to see to it by
all the po r of our Influence that It
snail be reasonably well enforced."
'. his, he ; rgued, it was possible to do,
add Closed with the hope that "Q >d
may help ui that conscientiously end
Intelligently we shall make whatever
sacrifice good citizenship demands to
the end that we shall he g law-abid?
PRIZES FOR IMPROVEMENT.
School Improvement Association of
South Carolina Will Give $2,000 to
Rural Schools That Make Most Im?
The following communication from
the South Carolina School Improve?
ment Association gives the number,
amount and conditions of awarding of
The South Carolina School Im?
provement Association offers thirty
five prizes to the schools of the State
for the most decided material im?
provement made during a given
length of time. Five of the
prizes are to be $100 each, and thirty
are to be $50 each. Regulations con?
cerning the thirty-five prizes that are
to be awarded by this association are
1. Improvements must be made
between November 1st, 1908, and De?
cember 10th, 1909.
2. Prizes will be awarded to
school where the most decided ma?
terial Improvements have been made
during the time mentioned.
3. Under material improvements
ere included local taxation, consolida
t.on, new buildings, repairing and
painting old ones, libraries, reading
rO'*ms or tables, interior decorations,
beautifying yards, and better geneva!
4. No school can compete for ui.'.v
of these prizes unless it is a rural
school. No town with more thaiv 400
population shall be eligible to the
5. All who wish to enter this cor-.i
test must send names and descrip?
tions of schools before improvements
are made to the president prior to
C. All descriptions, photographs
and other evidences showing im?
provements must be sent to the pres?
ident bofore December 15th, 1909
The chairman of the Board of Trus?
tees of any school that is competing
for a prize must approve all descrip?
tions before and after improvements
7. Blanks will be sent to schools
competing for the above prizes with
ouestions to be answered relating to
Hie conditions under which the im?
provements have been made.
8. Prizes will be awarded in
checks at the annual meeting of the
Smith aCrolina Association, Decem?
ber 31st, 1909. The prizes are to be
used for further improvements in the
schools receiving them.
Address all communications to Miss
Theodosia Dargan, President South
Carolina School Improvement Asso?
ciation, Dalzell, Sumter County, S. C.
The fact that Sumter County has
already won four prizes from this as?
sociation should be an incentive to
greater improvements this year than
have ever been made in a year. There
only remains a few months before the
prizes will be awarded; but within
those four or five months an im?
mense amount of improvement can
be made In our rural schools
Let every school in Sumter County,
and other counties, compete for one
of these prizes.
No one in the wildest of flights of
imagination could say that the Times
is an advocate of pistol toting, but
wo do think that the number of
houses in this country left unprotect?
ed is shocking. Very probably the
man of the house Is carrying the pis?
tol In his hip pocket to make him feel
like a lord of creation while the wife
and mother has to protect herself,
her children and the family propert)
from mauraders by trusting to inse?
cure locks and bolts. Many an acci?
dent and tragedy that has occurred
in this country would never have oc?
curred if the man of the house had
left the pistol at home for his wife or
mother to defend the premises with or
if he had provided such defense ror
them. Bvery woman who is expected
to hold the fort at home should have
guns end ammunition at hand and
learn the use Of them. One sniff Of
burned powder would have saved
chapters of tragedy and horror In
many eases. Keep the gull at home,
I e sure that every one of the women
and children there can us.- it.?Flor
i nee Times.
* Beared With a Hot Iron.
Or scalded by Overturned kettle ?
(ut with a knife?bruised by slam?
med door?injured by gun or in any
other way?the thing needed at once
Ig Bucklen's Arnica Salve to subdue
inflammation and kill the pain. It's
earth's supreme healer, Infallible for
Bolls, Ulcers, Fever Sores, Eczema
and Piles. 25c at Slbert's Drug Store.
Attend the Institutes.
Our Observation convinces us that
the failure of the farmers' institute to
sometimes accomplish that good
which might reasonably be expected,
is more frequently due to the farm
Ms themselves than to any fault of
the Institute; but it is not denied thai
Institute lecturers have not always
fully measured up to their opportu?
nities an?i responsibilities as teachers
of practical agriculture. The chief
cause for the failure of the institute
system to do the full amount of good
possible is the Well-known conserva?
tism of the tillers of the soil, or their
dislike and reluctance to change their
methods of doing things.
It is very much easier for all of us
to do our work the old way in which
long "practice has made us perfect;"
and a new way which is much better,
and which after practice is also much
easier, may at first be very much
more difficult than the old way with
which we are familiar. This accounts
for our tendency to get into "ruts"
and stay there.
If the institutes are going to ma?
terially aid us, we must avoid the
common error of concluding that
methods which have been demon?
strated as practicable and effective
by others on their farms will not also
be practical and helpful on ours. We
have repeatedly heard men state that
such and such crops would not grow
on their farms, and later the very
same persons making these state?
ments have grown these very same
crops successfully and profitably. We
have also frequently known men to
try a crop, an implement or a method
of cultivating or preparing the land
and after one trial conclude that "it
was not practical under their condi?
tions''; but later, from further trial,
they learned that these new things
were s practicable and helpful that
they adopted them. "What others are
doing I can do," is a good motto In
such matters. If implements or meth?
ods have proved generally profitable
on other farms, they are likely to be
of value to any man growing simi?
lar crops, if given a proper trial.
No institute lecturer is likely to ad?
vocate anything he has not tried, or
anything which hundreds have not
already found valuable and are using
'under similar conditions to yours;
therefore, if your experience differs
greatly from that of others the
chances are that the fault is not in
the crop, the implement, or the meth?
od, but in your management of it. If
it is of great value to others, we
should try hard to make it of value
to us. Nine odt of every ten who
have attended the institutes are ready
to admit that they have received
much benefit from them, and they
continue to attend them regularly ev?
ery year. If the institutes are help?
ful to those who attend them, they
I would be equally helpful to the great?
er number who do not attend. If it
pays a good farmer to attend the in?
stitutes?and this is the kind that
generally go to them?it will pay all
farmers to attend them.?Progressive
?If you are all run down Foley's
Kidney Remedy wili help you. It
strengthens the kidneys so they will
eliminate the impurities from the
blood that depress the nerves, and
cause exhaustion, backache, rheuma?
tism and urinary irregularities, which
sap the vitality. Do not delay. Take
Foley's Kidney Remedy at once. W.
The Girl For Us.
We've tendered an ode to the girl
graduate, we have lauded her loudly
and strong; but now we Intend, if it
isn't too late, to alter the tone of our
song. We want to pay homage and
tribute and love to the girl who can
spread out a meal?the hard-work?
ing, patient but sweet-hearted dove
who never will grumble nor squeal.
> She doesn't gad about in a snowy
white dress and issue her lordly com?
mands; she works in the kitchen, I'm
proud to confess, and isn't afraid of
her hands. The girl graduate you
may have if you care?I'm glad if
you're stuck on your deal, but always
and ever we're ready to swear by the
girl who can cook a square meal.?
That's me?Jack Bailey.
?For Indigestion and all stomach
trouble take Foley's Orino Laxative as
it stimulates the stomach and liver
and regulates the bowels and will pos?
itively cure habitual constipation. W.
The injunction issued by Thursday
by Judge Prltchard at Ashevlle, x.
(\, will t? st the legality of the ord >r
issued by the railroad commissioners
of south Carolina, requiring the A. C.
Ii., railway to' operate two unmixed
trains daily between Conway, s. c.
and Chadbourn, X. C.
?The best remedy we know of In
all cases of Kidney and Bladder
trouble and the one we always can
recommend, Is DeWltt's Kidney and
Bladder Bills. They are antiseptic
ami at once assist the kidneys to per?
form their important work. But when
you ask for these pills be positiv?'
that you get DeWltt's Kidney and
Bladder Pills. There are imitations
placed upon sale to deceive you. Get
DeWltt's. Insist upon them, and If
your dealer cannot supply you?re?
fuse anything else in place of them.
Sold by all druggists.
Kart Bdiaffner & Marx's Beautiful
The very handsome picture of Hart
Schaffner & Marx's magnificent tu w
building, now in process of construc?
tion In Chicago, which The 1>. J.
Chandler Clothing Co., are displaying
In their window i- attracting much
This building will in some respi cts
be the most remarkable of the kind
In the world, not in height and space
?although it will be thirteen sbnies
and will afford a floor space equiva?
lent to eight ; eres?but in beauty and
Tin. floors on which clothing will 1."
carried are to he absolutely dust
proof. This is accomplished by seal?
ing all windows and passing the air
through water before it enters the
room. A ventilating system of the
same kind will be provided for the
health of the employes. A refrigerat?
ing system will cool the air and ster?
ilize and cool the drinking water.
There will be pneumatic tubes for
sending mail by compressed air from
one part of the house to another;
spiral chutes, 9 fet In diameter, from
the top story to the basement, for
dispatching shipments, both freight
and express, automatic fire-alarms
and sprinklers, and other modern
The building will contain only the
offices, stock floors and cuttin;
rooms; no manufacturing will be car?
ried on there, but will be done in
other large buildings located in dif?
ferent parts of the city.
The new building is in the heart of
the business district of Chicago, and
when competed will be accessible to
those who wish to visit it as one of
the interesting points in the city.
The me as a School of Good Man
Not long ago I visited a home
where such exceptionally good breed
ing prevailed and such fine manners
were practised by all the members of
the family that it made a great im
pression upon me.
This home is the most remarkable
school of good manners, refinement
and culture generally I have ever
been in. The parents are bringing up
their children to practice their best
manners on all occasions. They do
not know what company manners
The boys have been taught to treat
their sisters with as much deference
as though they were stranger guests.
The politeness, courtesy and consider?
ation which the members of this fam?
ily show toward one another are most
refreshing and beautiful. Coarseness,
fcruffness, lack of delicacy find no
Both boys and girls have been
trained from infancy to make them?
selves interesting and to entertain and
try to make others happy.
The entire family make it a rule to
dress before dinner in the evening,
just as they would if special company
were expected. / %
Their cable manners are especially
marked. At table every one is sr.p
posd to be at his best, not to bring
any greaeh, or a long or sad face to
it, but to contribute his best thought,
his wittiest sayings, to the conversa?
tion. Every member of the family is
expected to do his best to make the
meal a really happy occasion. The?e
Is a sort of rivalry to see who can be
the most entertaining or contribute
the spiciest hits of conversation.
There is no indication of dyspepsia in
this family, because every one is train?
ed to laugh and be happy, and laugh?
ter Is a fatal enemy of indigestion.
The etiquet;e of the table is also
strictly observed. Every member of
the family tries to do just the proper
thing and always to be mindful of
others' rights. Kindness seems to be
practiced for the joy of it, not for
the sake of creating a good impres?
sion on friends e>r acquaintances.
There is in this home an air of pecu?
liar refinement which is very charm?
ing. The ehi dren are early taught
to greet callers and guests cordially,
heartily, in real Southern, hospitable
fashion, and to make them feel that
they are very welcome. They are
taught to make -very one feel com?
fortable and at home, so that there
will be no sense of restraint.?Sucees
?People with chronic bronchitis,
asthma ami lung trouble, will find
great relief and comfort in Foley's
Honey and Tar, and can avoid suffer?
ing by commencing to take it at once.
W. W. Sibert,
As the result of the finding B
skull, a hat and a bait can, thought
to he of (\ s. Pringles who disappear?
ed July Levl Chavous, a negro was
carried t ? Alken Thursday and lodged
in jail, charged with tiie murder of
Cringles. Chavous had made th
against Prlngh s.
?All persons are recommended to
take Poley's Kidney Remedy for
backache, rheumatism, ami kidney
and bladder trouble, it will quickly
correct urinary Irregularities which,
if neglected, may develop into a se?
rious illness. It will restore health
and strength. Do not neglect signs of
kidney or bla hier trouble and risk
Bright's disease or diabetes. W. W.
To Make Slate F!aj;s.
Oovernor Aneel is advocating the
lite of the State Hag to a great extent
Nearly every child knows the nation?
al Hag, hut very few know the State
Up to th^ present time there has
1 eon great difficulty in getting a State
Mr. C. B. Doggett, director of the
textile department of (Memon Col?
lege, has written to the governor that
hll department will manufacture
State Hays during the coming year.
This will enable the people of the
State to secure liags without any diffi?
culty; at the present time it \m a very
hard matter to buy one. Special or?
ders have to be given to Northern
The palmetto tree is to be used in
design of the flag. Governor Ansel
.suggested that the one used on the
Columbia State be used.
While attempting to cross Shoal
Creek on a loot-log, in a remote part
of Yancey County, N. C, Mrs. Win?
nie Smith, :12 years old, a beautiful
young worn in and bride of a few
weeks, fell into the stream and was
drowned in the raging stream before
her companions could formulate
plans to rescue her.
CURED HAY FEVER AND SUM?
?A. S. Nusbaum, Batesville, In?
diana, writes: "Last year I suffered
for three months with a summer cold
so distressing that it interfered witlt
my business. I had many of the
symptoms of hay fever, and a doctor's
prescription did not reach my caser
and I took several medicines which
seemed only to aggravate tt. For?
tunately I insisted upon having Fo?
ley's Honey and Tar. It quickly cur?
ed me. My wife has since used Fo?
ley's Honey and Tar with the same
success." W. W. Sibert.
WANT A PIANO
for your own pleasure to pass
the leisure hour in sweetest
harmony, to calm your ruffled
soul, an 1 soften your duties
when tired and lonely?
WANT A PIANO
to hand down to your little
grand daughter as a pri<?eless
souver'r-?a Piano that will
stand a .storm of usage and -til!
li\c. Then buy a Stciff, a long
lived, SWOOt t oiied Stleff. A
thing of beauty and a joy for?
Chas. M. Stieff
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and"
Stieff Self-Player Pianos.
S West Trade St.
CHARLOTTE, - - N. C.
C. H. Vihooth,
(Mention this paper.)
la Pleasant and Effective*
Constipation, Stomach and
by stimulating these organs ani$
restoring r.heir natural action
Is best for women and chil?
dren as ORINO does not gripe
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