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COUNTY VOTED FOR PROHIBI?
TION BY SAFE MAJORITY.
Very Small Vote Polled and There
Appears to Have Been Little Inter?
est Mauafe*tcoV-Prt>hlbttlon Major?
ity 17f With One Precinct to He
Sumter. 1 .IS 40
Sumter. t. IT 157
Sumter S. oT 04
Sumter. 4. 25 3?
Shlloh. 45 SI
Mayeevllle. 11 S3
Raiting Creek. I 21
Stateburg. t 18
Wedgefleld. 7 33
Providence. I 40
Concord. 43 45
Privateer. 4? ST
Oewego. 3 34
Bloom HUI tManchester), the only
unreported precinct, polled a small
vote and the few ballots past ware
? bout equally divided between prohi?
bition and dispensary, so far as can
be learned. The result cannot be al?
tered far there are not sufficient
votes at Bloom Hill to overcome the
prohibition majority, were all to be
for the dispensary.
MAIL CLERK ARRESTED.
Frank J. Stewart Charged With Tak?
ing Decoy Lettre?Sent to Jail In
Augusta. Oa.. Aug. 17.?Frank J.
Stewart, a negro railway mall clerk
running between Augusta and Atlan?
ta, was arrested this afternoon by
Deputy United States Marshal J. P.
Murray, charged with erabexsling a
decoy letter. He was aent to the
county jah tonight and m ilt be carried
to Mavon tomorrow for a prelimin?
ary hearing before Commissioner!
The post office Inspectors have been
working on the case of Stewart for
the past aix months and Inspectors
R. K. Barry. A. Britton and R. C
Bannerman will give evidence at the
pr*r nil nary. Registered mail ha*
been mlsead on the Georgia read on
a number of occaalons recently and
the officers claim that they mill trace
much of the stolen goods to Stewart.
SOTTOX KILLED HIMSELF.
Lieutenante Rotative* Will
Take Case Before Congress.
Washington. Aug. 18.?With the
publication today of Acting Secretary
of Navy Winthrop s approval of the
Bindings that Lieut. James N. Sutton,
Jr . of the United States marine
corps was directly and eolely respon?
sible for his own death at Annapolis
nearly two years ago. the famous
Sutton ca?e became a closed incident
so far as the navy department is con
Counsel for the Suttons intimated,
however, after the court's decision
had become derlnls^ey known that
they j re far from natisned with the
verrf t and that they probably would
takt the Issues Involved to congren
with a view to having a full hear?
ing of th? . !>?? ? y a committee of
?Pe sure snd take a bottle of
Cham? ? r. i n | OaHe, Cholera. gad
Diarrhoea K medy with you when
starting on your trip this summ r
It ? an not be obtained on board th<*
trains or steamers. Changes of water
and cl'mate often cause sudden ut
tacKM of diarrhoea, and It Is b??.st t >
be prepared. Sold by W. W. Slb. rt.
It is a remarkable fact that during
Calhoun cOuaty'l existence of a y?-ir
and a half, with it* dispensaries and
bad booze. t?? beat the band, th.t?
has been only one homicide, and that
committed by a half wltted SjSfTg
with a baseball bat.
lied April, 1850.
'He .1 ist ax
FIFTEEN COUNTIES CO DRY.
DISPENSARY ELECTION RE
TV HNS PRAT RALLY COM?
Alkon, Beaufort, Charleston, lTor
oiK-e, Georgetown and Riolilaiul
Will Be the Only Dispensary Coun?
ties In the state?Thirty-Six Coun?
ties Are Now Dry.
Returns received from the dis
pensary election held in the vari ?
ous counties Tuesday have removed
all doubt as to the results and show
that fifteen of the counties went?
"dry"' and six "wet." The balance in
Florence. Georgetown and Beaufort
was cast for the dispensaries, and in
Kershaw for prohibition, so that the
line-up is as follows:
For Dispensary?Alken, Beaufort.
Charleston, Florence, Georgetown
For Prohibition?Abbeville, Bam?
berg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun,
Colleton. Dorchester, Fairneld, Hamp?
ton. Kershaw, Lee, Lexington,
Orangeburg, Sumter and Williams
In a few of the counties the re?
turns are not complete, but those yet
to be received will not affect the gen?
eral result of the county.
Oeorgetown went wet by a majori?
ty of only 89 votes, Florence by 41,
and Calhoun went dry by only 14
votes. The only serious talk of con?
test that has been reported Is In Rich
laud, where the Prohibitionists are
not satisfied with the result
As a result of the elections Tuesday
thirty-six counties in South Carolina
will be dry within a few weeks, and
in the six above mentioned the dis?
pensary system will be re-established
as soon as the necessary formalities
can be compiled with.
KILLED HER LOVER.
Elvira Todd of Augusta Fatally
Shoot** Richard Watson.
August. Ga., Aug. 18.?In a fit of
Jealousy this afternoon Elvira Todd.
a young white woman about 22
y**re~ WS. entered the office of the
Central of Georgia freight depot and
probably fatally shot Cashier D.
The young woman claims that she
has for the past seven years been in?
fatuated with Watson, who is a
young man. She claims that he held
out a ray of hope for her until a few
days ago, when he "threw her over."
In a statemenent given out tonight
she says that she loved "Dick" and
could not see him marry another
womsn. The shooting occurred In
the main office of the freight depot
of the road.
Young Watson's office Is Just in?
side the building and after firing two
shots from outside of the building
through a widow, she made her way
into the building and to Watson's
office. Seeing that he was cornered,
and having no way to protect himself,
Watson attempted to get inside of a
large iron safe, but was unable. At
this time the crazed woman gained
entrance into the office and began
tiring. The first shot went wild, but
the second penetrated his collar and
grazed the Adam's apple. The next
shot broke his right leg just above
the knee and Watson fell to tho
floor. He begged for his life, but
standing directly over his prostrate
form the woman fired the last cart?
ridge in the pistol, which entered his
chest Just about an inch above the
heart. She aimed at his heart. This
bullet penetrated the left lung and
passed out through the shoulder
The shooting was done with a .32
calibre pistol, six shots being fired,
three taking effect. Watson was hur?
ried to the Olty hospital, where he
was given surgical attention, and the
unf'Mtunate girl put under arrest.
When she was arrested she said:
"I love the ground Dick Watson
Walk! aa, but I will not let him mar?
ry another woman. i hope I have
She Is being held without bail.
Young Watson's condition Is consid?
ered very critical by the physicians,
?When ihe digestion is all rigid,
the SCUOli of tin* bowels regular,
ther?. is a natural craving and relish
for food. When this is lacking you
may know that you need a do?e ol
Chaaiberlata'f stomach and Liver
Tableta They strengthen the diges?
tive organs, improve thf gppotlte and
regulate the bowels, Sold by W. W,
Jacksonville his thrown up the
franchise in the Atlantic League and
the leaguo is on the ragged edge,
id Fear not?Let all the ends Thou Aln
rER. S. 0. SATTJRD
TILLW?N OH RAWPA6E.
WANTS KVKHIJODY WATCHED
WHILE TILLMAN LECTURES.
CJoing to Expose the I*ress?-Discovers
State Senate is Under Thumb of
Railroads and Imagines somebody
Conspires to Beat Him.
(From The State.)
Rlchburg. Aug. 17.?Did some one
say Senator Ben Tillman is an in?
valid and has lost his power of in?
The Senator Tillman who address?
ed some 30 000 people assembled
from over the State, at the Chester
County Farmers' union rally and pic?
nic saw a man in rugged health with
power of invective unimpaired, and
wielding his pitchfork with all vigor
that has made him unique in pub?
His jabs were directed at the press
of the State in general and The State
in particular; at the railroads; at the
State senate and at the present cam?
paign for compulsofy education. He
also handled the negro question at
This was the first public address
made by Senator Tillman. in South!
Carolina in the past year. He will
make a number of speeches during
I this and next year in South Carolina
and promises to "rub it in" on the
interests that have incurred his an?
The speech at this place was made
in response to an invitation from the
Chester County Farmers* union. He
was introduced by Senator P. L>
Hardin of Chester county.
In opening, Senator Tillman said
he coud not brag of being a farmer,
but that he has a little farm on
which he has a better crop than any
he has seen. He acknowledged that
he himself is not much of a farmer;
in fact that his farming la usually
considered something of a Joke. Ho
alluded to his long absence from
home, and said his return from time
to time was to get clean clothes. Sub?
stantially he said:
"I have been among the Northern
Yankees, hammering into them bet?
ter pnderajanding of the negro ques?
tion. With the Yankees of the North
the negro problem Is a theory; with
us of tm? South it is a condition.
"I am not yet a member of the
Farmers' union. I was a member of
the Grange and of the Alliance, and
1 will give the Farmers' union a
chance to reject me.
"I am not going to make a prepar?
ed speech. I don't cook up my speech?
es before I come to meet my people.
I will say something about the matter
ol mileage system the railroads, with
the connivance of your venal legisla?
ture, have imposed upon you.
"There is no reason why when the
railroads in South Carolina sell a
mileage book for 1,000 miles at t
cents a mile they should require you
to take your mileage book to the
ticket agent and buy a ticket to
where you are going. In the State
of Pennsylvania the mileage in a
book is good on the train for any dis?
tance within the 1,000 miles, and can
be used to pay the fare of yourself
and family and anybody else, as long
as the mileage lasts. The railroad
company gets your money. You get
the mileage and use it to pay your
"In South Carolina they make you
go to the ticket agent and exchange
your mileage for a ticket, often caus?
"This morning when my wife and I
went to take the train at Belton the
connection was short, and I hurried
to the ticket office to get my mileage
exchanged. Before I could get my
wife's ticket through the red tape
proceedings the train started and I
had to grab up my books and we ran
to catch the train before it left us
"When the conductor came around
he said I must pay my fare. I told
him I would be put off the train be?
fore I would pay my fare again, and
I tendered the mileage I bought
and paid for.
"My friends, we must be given the
same rates on thterailroadi that t\v>
Yankees have. You can get your
rights if you contend for them. As
long aa you keep the rascals in your
legislature end lei them do as they
please you will continue to get the
worst (?f it. I cannot watch the ras?
cals In Washington and the rascals
in Columbia both.
"Win u Uns mileage measure was
i ending In year legislature, it was
oi,(i down by the house; but the
? nate was in the pay Of the railroads
and the measure waa forced through,
it's up to you to do some watching, i
am going to tell the people of thle
State about this mileage business in
seme speeches tili? week and next."
is t at be thy Country's, Thy God's ar
AY. AUGUST 21. 19*
Senator Tillman warned the Farm?
ers' union against permitting its or?
ganization to develop a political par?
ty. The Alliance was a non-political
organization, but somehow it de?
veloped the organization of the Pop?
ulist party. The Democrats of the
South must not divide their strength.
The danger lies in negro domination.
You may feel a sense of disgust for
the way you have allowed the politi?
cians to treat you and feel that you
must look after Betsy and the baby,
but we are not out of the woods on
the negro question. As long as the
14th and 15th amendments are a
part of the constitution we have no
guarantee of white supremacy.
The people of the North use the
negro to subserve their own political
ends. President Taft has been in the
South and is coming again to spread
all the molasses he can. "I warn
you. Mr. Taft's purpose Is to bring
the negro back into power and he is
going to do it if he can. The inter?
ests of the mill owners and industrial
capitalists of the South are such as
to coincide with the interests of
Northern Republicans, and they work
hand in glove together.
"Some people say I am a crank.
The young bucks who wore knee
breeches when I was; younger, and
who run the papers now, are the
ones who criticise men."
The senator extolled the purity and
virtues of the women of South Caroli?
na in speaking of the marriage laws.
He believed in laws that provided
that when a man and woman get
hitched they should stay hitched.
"We have a good system of gov?
ernment, but it needs watching. All
governments need to be watched. If
you do r ot watch the scamps will run
away with things.
"I left Washington?yes. I did not
see the use of staying in Washington
to look at Aldrich and Payne and
that gang shaping things up to rob
the people while we had no represen?
tation to make effective defense."
The 8enato/ asserted the necessity
for white rule. The situation re
sol vs itself thus: Democratic: white;
Republican: Negro There is the
whole thing in a nutshell.
* He criticised the attitude of the
State press towards the administra
tion of Clemson*coTTfeg?; * He describ?
ed the method of administration ol
Clemson as complex and a machine
more difficult to run than the Statt
government. Admitting defects thai
have existed there, he said the trus
tes are now looking for a man tc
tskc Dr. Mell's place. He deplorec
that the life trustees and State ap?
pointed trustees must always be ai
cross purposes. He believes it wis<
to make no radical changes in meth?
od of administration. In any event
whatever changes may be made, bj
the will of the property- remains tha
of the life trustees. As long as h<
lives he is going to see that it is no
Senator Tillman extolled the pres
ent common school system that ha:
resulted in producing great change:
for the State's welfare, but he declar
ed that the campaign for compulsorj
education would result, if successful
In educating the negro so he coult
qualify for franchise registration, an<
that means negro domination.
?*I eerve notice on those paper!
that are fixing to kick me out of th(
senate that you will have somethinj
to say about it. Look out for thost
who have some axe to grind."
The foregoing does not pretend t<
be a verbatim quotation from Sena
tor Tillman's talk, but only a synop?
sis. The speaker's unique mode ol
saying things is well known to mosi
Senator Tillman seems to feel re?
sentful for the criticism of the Boutt)
Carolina press relating to his absence
from the senate on a lecture tour at
the time every Democrat's presence
seemed most required.
He is "sore on" the papers for thei:
treatment of the Clemson college sit?
uation; and for their criticism of his
attitude on the tariff question with
relation to his proposed protective
duty on tea. The feeling is especially
directed against the State. He an?
nounced on the platform that these
papers would come In for a drubbing
at Iiis hands in the speeches he is to
make over the State.
TRUSTEES' BONDS INCREASED.
Kock hui school Property Contro?
versy Takes New Turn.
Rock Hill, Aug. IS.?Judge Mem
minger today handed down a decis?
ion Increasing the bond of the minor?
ity school trustees from $600 to $3,
000, the sann- to be perfected jn ten
days, or the injunction against the
sale of High School property to Win?
throp to be dissolved. This is a grt U
victory for the majority trustees.
id Truth's." THE T*"
HOTTEST OH RECORD.
YESTERDAY WAS HOT THROUGH?
OUT THE SOUTH.
Thermometer in Fort Worth. Texas,
Registered From 111 Degrees to
120?Heat Records Broken in a
Xumber of Cities.
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 17.?The
heat wave, which swept the country
from coast to coast Monday, is still
rampant and today new records were
established. From all over the South
and Southwest comes reports of in?
tense heat. The cotton growers are
rejoicing over the heat wave, as they
claim it is ranidly destroying the boll,
From reports reaching here tonight
Fort Worth, Texas, was the hottest
city in the South and Southwest. The
government thermometer went as high
as 111 degrees, while instruments in
the business district registe^d as high
as 120 degrees. The mercury climb?
ed as high as 110 degrees in many
other Texas cities, and at Dennison
it reached 106, breaking all otherj
Not since July 1, 1909, has the
heat been so intense throughout Mid?
dle Arkansas. At Little Rock a tem?
perature of 105 was recorded and
two prostrations were reported.
Vegetation throughout the Shreve
port territory of Louisiana wilted un?
der the scorching heat today, the
maximum of 104 degrees being re?
ported at 4 o'clock this afternoon. All
Tennessee is in the grasp of the hot
wave and the weather bureau ther?
mometer here today Records a maxi?
mum temperature of 95 degrees at 4
o'clock. A cooling breeze starting
late in the day gave promise of relief
C. C. & O. MAY SUE SPARTAN -
City Has Now Taken Up Note for
$13,885 Advanced by the Road.
Spartanburg. Aug. 17.?The Caro?
lina. Clinchfield and Ohio Road may
bring suit against the city of Spar?
tanburg for the sum of $13,885.72 for
a note given to the road by the city
for money advanced for the purchase
Vrlce of right of way for- the ro*d
from Pacojet River to the^clty lim?
its. The note became due yesterday,
and was not paid for the reason that
the city council feared that action
would be instituted restraining the
1 city from paying out the money, as
' certain citizens have made objection
to the payment. Wh<m the city
agreed to pay for the right of way
? in question it did not have the cash
and the Carolina. Clinchfield and
i Ohio advanced the money and took
' the note of the city. The note be
? came due Monday, and the city fail
? ed to take up the note because of
1 threats of several citizens, who are
opposing payment. Since the Caro?
lina, Clinchfield and Ohio Road en
* tered South Carolina territory it has
i been having a great deal of trouble
? the State having refused to issue
- charter and the city of Spartanburg
, refusing to pay off note.
1 iWEATHER MAN DEFENDED.
: Bureau Issues Bulletin to Show That
it Has Made Good.
Washington, Aug. 16.?Answering a
recent magazine stricture on its abil
? ities as a prognosticator, the weather
bureau has issued a bulletin intended
to disprove the theory that the bu
' reau "has not made good.''
Instead, however, of giving its own
opinion of its work, the weather bu?
reau has gathered together in this
65-page bulletin opinions expressed
in hundreds of newspapers through?
out the country, in letters from repre?
sentatives of various commercial, ag?
ricultural and maritime interests, ?11
tending to uphold the work of the
Of more than 500 newspaper crit?
icisms received by the bureau, all but
three were favorable.
RUTLEDGE COUNTY DEFEATED.
The Project Is Defeated in Williams
burg and Clarendon Counties.
Klngstree, Aug. 17.?-Reporte from
the la precincts within tin* Williams
burg area of the proposed new coun?
ty of Rutledge Indicate the following
result: 816 for Rutledge, -77 against
new counts. Sandy Grove townshlpt
the area of Clarendon county Inctud
ed within the limits ?>f the proposed
new county voted 4.r. for and 2.*?
against Rutledge. The necessary two
thirds majority was not obtained in
either the Williamsburg or clarendon
areas of the new county.
Where ignorance is bliss 'tis folly
to be one of those fellows who know
?? -.il()N, Established June, 18M
pies?Yol. XXIX. So 51
TO TEST CORPORATION TAX.
BUT PRESIDENT TAFT IS CONF1?
DENT IT WILD STAND.
The President is Planning Now
About How He Will Put Into exe?
cution His Campaign Promises to
Carry out the Roosevelt Policies In
Control of Corporations.
Beverly, Mass., Ahg. 18.?Reporta
which are reaching Beverly dally
from Washington and New York,
that the constitutionality of the new
corporation tax is to be tested just
as soon as an effort is made to collect
It, have not disturbed President Taft*
The President declared thev were all
Ifr. Taft, himself a lawyer of some
eminence and father of the corpora?
tion tax Idea, is thoroughly convinced
that the tax will stand any test that
may be applied to it. Attorney Gen*
eral Wickersham, a corporation law?
yer of note, and Senator Root col?
laborated on the corporation tax pro?
vision of the tariff bill, and the meas?
ure as enacted, they believe, will sur*
vive any atempt to nullify it.
Attorney General Wickerman la
coming to see the President Friday,
but the prospect of litigation over the
corporation tax has nothing to da
with the visit. Mr. Wickersham haa
some pardon cases upon which he de?
sires the President to act, and ha
wan:s also to go over with Mr. Taft
a few of the preliminaries la the
plan for the reorganization of the du?
ties of the Inter-State commerce com?
mission, the amendment of the Sher*
man anti-trust law, and bringing In?
ter-State corporations mere definitely
under the control of one branch of.
These objects will be the principal
recommendations in the Presidents
message to Congress next DeeembeT.
In his speech of acceptance In his
inaugural address, and during his
campaign tours, President Taft defi?
nitely committed himself to the so
called "Roosevelt policies" and de?
clared that the principal aim of his
administration would be to establish
the necessary machinery to enforce
these laws. ^
According to Mr. XaiVs ?&N?Mtag
icT.ine *y tr- !rfYrce tht^?aR^^S"
statute Is now inadequate Hfe be?
lieves that the Inter-State commeree
commission is so overcrowded with
work that the long delays Incident to.
its investigations and decisions under
existing conditions work a hardship
alike to the railroads and the com?
plainants with grievances. He be?
lieves that the commission ought to
be relieved of its jurisdiction as an
executive, directing body, and that
its functions should be limited to the
quasi-judicial investigation of com?
plaints made by individuals. J
The President also believes that
under the Sherman anti-trust law as
it stands today there is much to in?
terfere with legitimate business, but
that by amendment it can be made
an effective and just instrument.
To bring about a coalition o-i the
law departments of the various <?*r?'
ernment departments, which have to'
deal w th railroads and other lnter-f
State c ^rporations'and 'trusts" so as'
to permit of quick and decisive ac?
tion in case of offence against the
statutes, is another of the taski
which the President has set himscl
The President received a ratl
mysterious visit today from Assist!
Secretary of the Treasury Nort<
who was accompanied by Chas.
Dawes, former Comptroller of tl
J Currency, and now president of tl
I Central Trust Company, of Chicago?
neither of whom would discuss the
visit in any way.
Assistant Secretary Noiton is in
charge of the internal revenue divis?
ion of the Treasury, and his visit may
have to do with the collection of the
Secretary McVeagh. who will visit
the President Friday or Saturday,
will take up with him the appoint'
ment of the members of the tariff ?id
visory commission authorized in the
tariff bill. It It likely that at the con
ference between the PreeMeat and
Mr MeVeagh a decteioa will be
reached as to whether the commls
?Ion shall consist of three or five
The President has not yet been ad
vis. ?d by the members of the mone
t;uy commission headed by Senator
Aldrich, whet lc r or not they will bo
read) to report their recommenda?
tions at the forthcoming session of
A charter was saaed ej the *ecre
tary of State to the Abbeville Cotton
Oil and Fertilizer company of Allen
dab-. The capital of the company ig