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COL. FEATHERSTONE ELATED.
?.%TS DRY COUNTIES MUST EN?
The Organ lu tlon Candidate for Gov?
ernor on Si ate-Wido Platform Gives
Out an Interview That Serve* to
Keep Him Before the Public.
Laurena, Auk. 1*.?When seen this
morning regarding the liquor election
In the State, the Hon. C. C. Foither
??one. who v ill be a candidate next
year on the State-wide Prohibition
platform, in expressing his gratifica?
tion at the results, said that while
there should be grest rejoicing
among the Prohibitionists, they
should not :'orget thtt but a small
part of the light has been won.
"We have the form now," said he.
"what w" want U the aubstai-cc. 1
want to urge our friends in tho dry
counties to organist for the enforce?
ment of the law. In my judgment
there is where we must now concen?
trate our siiergles.
The substance, not thj form, to
a bat we wsnt. In our reJol:1ita over
our recent victories we are liable to
folget that In reality only a smnM
part of the fight has been'won. We
most see to it that the law is enforc?
ed, and to lo this we must continue
to build up an anti-whiskey senti?
ment. In iddltion to this. 1 would
suggest the organisation of law and
order leagues; under the auspices of
each league appoint committees In
each section of the counties charged
with the duty of assisting the officers
In the er. rcement of law. I want
to emphasize the fact that ws cannot
wholly rely upon the regularly con
stfiuted authorities for the enforce?
ment, and in some Instances they are
not In sympathy with us, and even if
they were, they alone cannot suc?
"In my J idgment the great fault in
reference t) the enforcement of law
is In our Individual failure to give
active assistance to the officers of the
"What the next General Assembly
will do I cannot say. but I believe It
will pasa ii State-wide prohibition
law. It wil not do to let the few re?
maining w>)t counties destroy the ef?
fect to a large extent, of prohibition In
the surrounding dry counties. Take
Richland, for Instance: She is com?
pletely suirounded by dry territory;
is It wise l> aUow her to sen to the
counties that have said they do aot
want It s*4d to their people? And
the same argument applies to the
other dispensary counties. The logic
of the situation is that In self-defence
em will ha ve to force the dispensary
counties tc yield to a policy which is
deetred by so great a majority of the
poeple. Thirty-six counties are op?
posed te oele; la it right that they
atould yield to the remaining hIjs?
. "When che General Assembly pass?
et a 8ta:e-wlde bill, however, it
ahoutd go alow, act with caution and
gtwB as si ch a law as will enable us
it> secure Its enforcement, especially
lh those lections where lural senti?
ment la Against it. Under a State
aide law we cannot rely upon the
l4?al authorities in all sections to en?
force the law.
"Again I say." continued Mr. Feath
erstone. "we must concentrate our
en eagles toward the enforcement of
the saw; that is where the battle of
the future must be fought To carry
on this fight successfully we must or?
ganise and keep organised We now
have the form, let us have the suh
LAW AS TO SALB OF AIXX)HOL.
Act Paausd at Recent flnanan of the
An important law enacted at the
recent session of the legislature was
that regulating the sale of alcohol by
druggists i Section 4 of the act pro?
vides th?t "no sale of pure alcohol,
for medicinal purposes, shall be made
by any retail druggist, except noon
the prescription of a regular practic?
ing physician of this State, who. be?
fore writing such prescriptions, .shall
make an actual examination of the
person for whom the prescription Is
A regi lar form of prescription is
laid down In the act. and it is re?
quired that it shall be substantially
"I, ? ? .a regular licensed and
practicing physician under the laws
cf this Mate, do certify that I luv
examined ? ?, a patient in my
charge, and I do hereby prescribe fof
the use if said patient-alcohol
and I firther ggffjfj that the us- of
such ale >hol is. In my judgment, ab?
solutely necessary to alleviate or cure
the Hlnets or disease from which said
patient is now suffering and that I
am not Interested In the drug afore
to which this prescription Is directed,
nor In tb? profit* on the drug* herein
The a t Is very wide In its seone
and binds both the druggist and the
ph)siclan in a manner that is pr.i t,
cally prohibitory to the sale of ale >
h d In the retail drug stor-s of the
State, bit one that has not been
strictly adhered to in every instance.
TILLMAN LINKS UP WITH DRYS.
Wants Dispensaries Voted Out of Six
Wet Counties?-Blames ti e News
ami Courier and the State.
Greenville, Aug. 19.?ienat. r B. R.
Tlllman addressed a large gathering
of farmers at Fountain Inn today and
spoke on general topics, discussing
the negro question in its relation to
the Republican party and compulsory
education. In his speech he com?
mented upon the results of the re?
cent dispensary elections in the coun?
ties of the State.
In speaking of dispensary elections,
Mr. Tillman said that he was glad the
State was going dry and hoped that
the remaining six counties which are
wet will go dry shortly.
He mentioned the News and Cou?
rier and the State, saying that they
had educated the people to such a
point that they were ready to vote
the dispensary out of the counties.
He remarked on the attitude of
President Taft toward the South, and
said that Taft's purpose was to se?
duce enough white men to make up
a respectable Republican party in
? he South and bring In the negroes
^s a balance of power. To mobilize
the negroes In South Carolina, he
said, It was only necessary to slough
off enough white men and register as
many negroes as possible. Any step
toward increasing the number of ne?
groes who could read and write, was,
in his judgment, the height of folly.
This brought him to the subject of
compulsory education, and he stated
that he was opposed to compulsory
education for the reason that the
negroes would be educated along
with the whites, since the Fifteenth
iAmendment would not allow discrim?
ination agalnat the negroes. The
whites would pay the taxes for ne?
groes* education. Mr. Tillman was
applauded many times during his
GIRLS SPANKED THE PREACHER
Just UN a Joke, But They Laid it on
The Rev. Howard W, Benedict, a
popular young preacher of ffiaai
Norwalk, was In bed and in pain laat
evening, says a South Norwalk dis?
patch to the New York World, when
he should have been conducting the
Union Congregational and Methodist
tent meeting in Westport, and all be?
cause some young women friends
spanked him too hard Saturday night
In celebration of his birthday. The
Rev. Mr. Howard is able to get up
and be out that afternoon, but It will
he some days before he eats hi?]
meals elsewhere than from the man?
It was no gentle birthday taps that
were administered to Mr. Benedict, j
They were good, sound cracks from
barrel stave*. Many of the young
women admirers of the young divine]
wished tb remember him with sllp-j
pers and other similar "homey*' giftsj
upon his birthday, but all in valnj
for Mr. Benedict resisted all fnsinua-<
tions and questions which pertained'
to the date of his birth.
By a rase and the town retards the
desired information , was finally ob?
tained, hut by this time the seal of
the young women took ou a little
rancor. They accordingly etotahie!
barrel staves from the L'Hojnanedieuj
grocery and watted In the shade of gj
tree for Mr. Benedict to pass.
The young minister had too much
respect far the sex to nee force to
bring about a suspension of the birth?
day remembrance, and he was too
dignified to run, so he took it Jnr the
most part where his mother applied
it in childhood days, but the effect
was more pronounced and lasting.
Witch hazel, arnica and ether
pain killers were applied In the hope
that he might get to that meeting
Sunday, bwt all in vain. He was to)
sore to pray, preach or sit down.
shopping In Sassafras.
Mrs. Maude Darreil Hoff man, a pi?
oneer of country week work, was
praising in Hartford the country va?
"A country vacation is betteT than
a seashore one," she said. "You see
things so much quaintv. And the
further Into the country you go, the
quainter becomes the things you see.
"I once spent August in a village
Called the Head of Sassafras, a vil?
lage down in Maryland. The pott
ottlce there was the general store. The
morning after my arrival I went to
?he general store for my mail.
"A little girl preceded me with an
egg in her hand.
"Gimme an egg's worth of tea,
please.' I heard her say to the post
matter atffrthttptri 'and may says ye
might weigh out an egg s worth Ol
sugar, too. for the black hen's a
cluckln', and I'll be up again in a
minute.1 ??- .Philadelphia Bulletin.
'Take KodOl at the times when
yon fool what yog have eaten is not di?
gesting, Kodol digests what you tai
so you pail eat suftiehntly of any
good, wholesome1 food, if you will just
let Kodol digest It. Sold by all drug?
i#g I ul your Job work.
MOUTH FOB CARRIERS.
MR. HITCHCOCK ARRANGES TO
GIVE POSTAL EMPLOYES
Mail Light In Hull Months?So Letter
Distributers ( an "Double Up" on
Their Routes and Thus Double
Their Vacation Time.
Washington. Aug. 18.?At last the
hard-working, but long-neglected let?
ter carrier, the man who trudges
around carrying the bundles and let?
ters of all Uncle Sam's 86,000,000, is
to get his dues in the matter of vaca?
tion. This is being done in a way
that Postmaster General Hitchcock
believes will save $250,000 In the cost
of letter-carriers' vacations during the
present fiscal year.
According to law postal employes
are allowed each year 15 days leave
of absence with pay. Most of the
other employes of the Government,
whether in the executive departments
In Washington or elsewhere, get 30
days annual leave with pay. Mr.
Hitchcock has gone on record In fa?
vor of 30 days leave for postal em?
ployes on the ground that there Is
no excuse for discriminating against
them, and this will certainly "make a
hit" with the man in blue gray with
the leather sack over his arm. In no
other branch of the government ser?
vice are the hours longer, or the
whole wprk more arduous, or the con?
ditions under which the work is done
more trying upon the men.
When he was First Assistant Post?
master-General under Mr. Cortelyou,
before Mr. Hitchcock branched out as
a master-politician destined to be re?
warded with a place in the Cabinet,
he urged upon Congress the advis?
ability of rendering simple justice to
postofflce clerks and letter-carriers.
The strongest argument trumped up
in the past against this program has
been the great cost of carriers' vaca?
tions. For many years the practice!
has been to emplo> a substitute car
rier for every day a carrier was on
leave. Aa there are some 26,000 of,
these carriers In the service and the j
cost for substitute service for the 15 ;
days and two Sundays allowed the
carrier for his vacation is about $40,
the actual cost of the carriers' vaca?
tion la a little more than S1,000,#V0.
During July and August the vol?
ume ef mail, especially in the larger
cities, is considerably reduced, and
the department has taken advantage
of this by requiring carriers to
"?dovWie up," so that in seme in?
stances during these months two car?
riers serve three routes. Tills enables
one of the carriers to take his vaca?
tion without expense to tlse Govern*
rnturt. In residential sections where
there are three deliveries* dally the
number of deliveries has been reduc*
ed to two, in the absence of the reg?
ular carrier at the seashore or at the
hills, and in some business districts
?Che number of deliveries by carriers
has been slightly reduced during
July and August.
J Department officials say that no
j embarrassment has *esulte^ front
; this temporary curtaOanent of the de
! livery service and wery few com
i plaints have come from the public.
The cost of giving tike 30,000 clerks
I at first and second-class offices their
, vacations has never been excessive,
because it has been Sound feasible to
grant clerks leaves of -absence during
the dull season wttflhout employing
substitutes in most cases. The entire
appropriation for substitutes for
clerks on vacation Is -only $120,000.
The wise observers say in regard
to :thls move: "Maybe Jtfr. Hitchcock
hann't an idea or two, and maybe
won't be strong wits fflhe carriers of
the country If he ever .expands his
politic:.! ambitions oat toward the
Postmaster-General Hitchcock left
today for Toledo, Ohio, tie attend the
annual convention of the National
Association of Presidential Post?
masters. He will be accompanied by
Mr. Stesart, Second Assistant Post?
master-General nnd Mr. De Braw.
AIKEN LEPER WINS Si:IT.
Supreme Court Decide* Case i?i Fa?
vor of MW** Mary Kirk wood.
Columbia. Aug. 18.?Miss Mary
Kirkwood, who contracted anesthetic
leprosy, working as a missionary in
Brasil, while living in Aiken last De
cember, was ordered to the pest
bouse, where smallpox negroes were
kept. She had the health board en
Today the State Supreme Court de?
cided the case in her favor, oil the
ground that In the first place such a
form Of isolation In her case, she be?
ing a woman of culture and refine?
ment and aged and blind, was too
harsh, and for tho further reason
that her form of leprosy was not so
dangerous as to warrant such ex?
President Taft, according to the
newi reports, is busy with hie pen,
May it be hoped that it is big enough
to hold a few tariff hogs??New York
TELEPHONE ACROSS THE OCEAN
Channel Experiment Revives Specu?
lation at to Transatlantic Line.
New York Tribune.
A fresh experiment is. to be made
with a method of promoting subma?
rine telephony devised several years
ago by Prof. M. I. Pupin, of Columbia
University. It consists of the intro?
duction, at carefully computed inter?
vals, in a cable of what electricians
call "choking coils." These increase
the distance at which speech can be
made audible not by magnifying the
sound but by lessening the rapidity
with which electric vibrations die out.
According to the London Times, the
British government?doubtless in co?
operation with that of France?has
decided to lay a cable prepared In
this manner across the English chan?
nel. As it will connect land lines at
Dover and Calais, it is expected to fa?
cilitate telephonic communication be?
tween London and Paris. Though
use of Prof. Pupin's invention has
been made in the United States to
enhance the efficiency of the Ameri?
can Bell Telephone company's over?
land wires, it has thus far had only
one trial under water?on a tele?
phone cable which crosses Lake Con?
stance from Switzerland to Ger?
many. As for some reason the
pioneer experiment has not proved
entirely satisfactory, the outcome of
the second trial under water will
be awaited with exceptional inter?
If in this instance the system
should work perfectly it Is not un?
likely that there would be a fresh
discussion of the feasibility of trans?
atlantic telephony. It has repeatedly
been pointed out that even If all the
technical difficulties in the way of
such an enterprise ahould be over?
come It might not prove commercial?
ly successful. The hours during
which a telephone line between New
York and London would be patron- j
Ized would be limited, and the cable1
devoted to such service would cost
much more than one for telegraphy
alone. It is to be remembered, how?
ever, that a cable equipped with
"choking coils" could be employed
for telegraphy as well as telephony,
it would not necessarily lie idle,
therefore, when it was not used for
conversation. Indeed, experts say
that it would be better than any oth?
er telegraph cable of the same
We have "been noticing a lot o*f
corn in front e? our home. The
woodpeckers invatled it. There wpts
several of them and they were very
busy. They have sharp eyes and
seem to be able to tell where the
worm is In the corn. They rip up
the end, secure the worm and leave.
They were followed immediately by
jaybirds. Thvy seemed to attack the
ears opened "by the woodpeckers and
they picked <off one-third of the corn
from some of them. The English
sparrows got busy also, but they will
eat the com only when In Uhe milk
Mares. Our opinion m theft wood?
peckers do not eat com. We ex?
amined fc. fiot last fall and the shuck
wate opened up enough to get the
verm in the corn. If any Banners
have actually caught woodpeckers
destroying corn they wHl pleas-- re?
port. We consider them friends of
the farmer, and we would Bke to
have a 'thousand on our farm.?Ex.
Warning to Sniffers.
~For th* love of man,"' a Tqpeka
girl wrote, and then took carbolic
acid and died. It was the reading of
the incident that Atchleon doctors
haw agreed was the cause of a uer
tain Atchison woman's ?erious ill?
ness. She give a sniff of contempt
when she read of a girl who killed
herself "for rtlhe love of man," and
sniffed so hard that the sniff went
in and effected her vital organs. Th?.
woman is married, has seven chil?
dren, works like a farm hand in har?
vest, though her husband is in good
circumstances, and hasn't had an
outing in ten years. Doctors say
that this sniffing in contempt is apt
to prove serious when a woman
sniffs so hard as this woman sniffed.
She put in that sniff all the disap
pointment, all the contempt, all the
heartache of fifteen years, and the
sniff simply shattered her whole
system, and displaced half her inte?
Mary Brockman, colored. fired
three pistol halls into her husband.
At Reidville Saturday night. The
wounded man is expected to die.
Byrd Brockman. her husband, was
Whipping his wife and the pistol
dropped OUI of his pocket. The wo?
man picked up the weapon and open?
ed Are shooting three times. All three
shots took effect, one ball passed
through the intestines.
The Government tests at Washing?
ton of samples of the chain to he
used on the gear of the Panama Ca?
nal lOCka Withstood tensile tests of
if.3,ooo pounds to the square Inch
before the metal parted.
IMPORTED PLANTS THRIVE.
The Department of Agriculture is
Washington, Aug. 19.?During the
past year the Department of Agricul?
ture has brought into the United
States over 2,000 carefully selected
plants from various countries in dif?
ferent parts of the world, with a view
to diversifying the products of the
soil in this country.
Especial regard has been paid to
the introduction of plants that will
grow in sections in which either the
drought or the severe cold has made
it nearly impossible to obtain crops
of any kind. These plants have been
placed in the hands of private ex?
perimenters and official plant breed?
ers. The results thus far obtained
in domesticating them has been very
Some of the most important of the
plants have been gathered from arid
portions of China, and it is believed
they can be adapted to the dry
States of the Southwest. Among
these is a Chinese date palm that re?
sists drought and produces a valuable
fruit. New seedless persimmons have
been brought here, pears, apricots
and cherries of especial value being
among other Importations.
A new clover from the Himalaya
Mountains can be grown in the hot?
test portions of the Southwest. Bam?
boo from the Orient has been planted
In the Gulf States, and it is be?
lieved its cultivation will prove suc?
cessful. Tropical plants, hitherto
unknown to the soil of the United
States, are being domesticated in the
Officials of the department declare
that only the Imagination can forsee
what will be the result of this policy
of the introduction of adaptable
plants from every quarter of the
C, C. & O. CHARTER TROUBLE.
Attorney General's Opinion Awaited!
by Secretary of State.
Columbia, Aug. 19.?In the opin?
ion of Secretary of State McCown the
Carolina, Cllnchfleld and Ohio people
will get their charter under the new
act without trouble in due time. He
merely wanted to be on the safe side
in having the Attorney General pas3
The Attorney General has not yet
Klven him an opinion, though he said
to Attorney Lyles that It was his
guess without reading the citations
that the act was unconstitutional.
Mr. Lyon was expected back here
this morning, and his opinion was
looked for today, but he did not
If he decides against issuing the
charter the road's attorneys will
apply for a mandamus to compel the
Secretary of State to issue the char?
ter. This will bring the act before
the Supreme Court at once.
How Uncle Sara Teaches Farming.
The Department of Agriculture is
maintained by trie United States, at
an expense of eleven million dollars
annually, to discover and teach im?
proved methods of farming. Co-op?
erating with it are sixty-three State
agricultural cslleges with free tui?
tion. And a farther important fea?
ture of the system Is some four thou?
sand farmers* institutes, by which
the classroom ss taken to the field:
wherever fifty farmers will gather to
gether to hear lectures and experts,
Sometimes these institutes are sent ou
wheels; a railroad train is chartered
and an entire equipment for demon?
stration purposes placed aboard, ac?
companied by horticulturists, ento?
mologists and boftanists. At each lit?
tle station a halt is made while the
lecturers from the rear platform ad?
dress the crowd that gathers round.
Such are the "corn specials" of Ne?
braska and Iowa, the "wheat special"
of Washington and the "fruit train"
of Idaho.?The Delineator.
The Mighty Haag Railroad Shews,
The Mighty Haag Railroad Shows
have the only orchestrania in this
country today. The orchestrania was
Originally brought to this country by
the German Government to place in
the German exhibit at the Jamestown
Exposition but arrived too late for
the opening of the exposition and as
the exposition did not prove success?
ful the orchestrania was never used
and after several attempts Mr. Haag
was fortunate enough to secure it
and then only to lease it for this sea
! son. as it returns to Wurtemberg,
Germany, after the dose ot* the pres?
ent season with the Mighty Haag
For lot/era of good music there is a
gl?-it treat In store when they heat
the orcheetranl with the Mighty
Haag Railroad Shoas which exhibit
at Sumler on Aug. 31.
A commission was Issued to the
Muriou Cotton oil company of Ma?
rlon. Capital $25,000.
Under the new tariff law stockings
that formerly sold for 19 cents will
sell for according to a New fork
AEROPLANE ALMOST COLLIDED
AMERICAN AVIATOR'S QUICK?
NESS ALONE AVERTED AC?
Skill and Clear-Ileartodnns of Glenn
H. Curl Ian Adds Dramatic ivature
to Aeroplane Trial Flights at Sun?
Rheims, Aug. 19.?The American
aviator, Glenn H. Curtiss, at sun?
down today, added a dramatic fea?
ture to the trial nights of the aero?
plane entered for the contests for
aviation week by skillfully guiding
his machine above another aeroplane
and averting a collision in the air
that seemed imminent.
The feat was accomplished when,
for the first time in history three
heavier-than-alr crafts were manoeuv
ering at the same time. All were fly?
ing rapidly when " suddenly Curtiss
saw M. Dumansel', In an Antoinette
aeroplane, approaching at right an?
gles and on the same level with him.
As quick as a flash Curtiss realized
the danger, and elevating his planes,
his machine instantly shot upward
and soared safely over the French?
man. The thousands of spectators
who lined the aerodomc watched the
manoeuvre with bated breath, but
when they saw it successfully and
brilliantly carried out they applauded
the American wildfy. The third ma?
chine in the air at this time was that
of IT Tissandler.
A well known Brook iy physician
was examining a class of nurses who
had served their appointed time in
the hospital. The candidates filed
past him, and to each he addressed a
queotion calculated to show the nur?
se's efficiency. In one of the questions
he described the condition of a pati?
ent and asked the nurse how
much morphoine in her opinion,
should be administered to the sufferer.
"Eight grains," promptly replied
The doctor made no comment, and
she passed, on. When her turn came
agam she appeared greatly confused,
and said to the examiner: "Doctor, I
wish to correct the answer I made last
time. I meant to say that one-eighth
of a grain should be given to the pa
"Too late," remarked Dr. Mather*
son, without looking up from his
question paper. "The man's dead."?
The Curse of Divorcee.
At Salt Lake last Sunday Arch?
bishop Glennon of St. Louis spoke
at the dedication of the cathedral of
St. Mary Magdalene. On the subject
of divorces he sand:
"We are going through a crisis:.
We have accomplished commercial'
prosperity. We are a world power,,
but what boots it if we are strong
and powerful abroad, if we are weak
and degenerate *at home. How long
will it stand, this republic o? ours, if
the home begins to fair". When the
home falls the republic falls, the
last support of liberty and progress'
"Our homes are overshadowed by
divorce. With every divorce atf
least one home is broken. Those"
who have been victims in this sad
process are exiles.
"If we i would maintain the stand?
ard of Christianity we must main?
tain its sweetest blossom. the?
Christian home. We muer oheckr
this invasion of the home, whether
it is caused by the desire for liberty
or by a decree of the courts. The?
home is a sanctuary that ie not to
be torn . down by the designs of
Where He Was Afraid.
Little Tommy and his mother, re?
turning home in the dark, passed a
large tree recently blown over. As
they went by he grasped her hand
with all his strength and backed
around against her sairt, facing the.
tree. "Why, Tommy." she said, "are
you afraid?' "Well." gasped Tom?
my, "my front jacket ain't, but my
back jacket is."?The Delineator.
The secretary of the inland water?
ways commission says that Mr. John
D. Rockefeller charges loss for a?
gallon >f kerosene after it has pass?
er through varied processes, than ft
spring water concern does for a gal?
lon of mineral water that is merely
bottled. The Beaton Globe think?
that, notwithstanding this fact, that
comparatively few people addicted to
the spring water habit will take to
* All persons aie recommended to
take Foley's Kidney Remedy for
backache, rheumatism, and kidney
and bladder trouble. It will quickly
correct urinary Irregularities whichv
it neglected, may develop into a se?
rious illness. It will restore health
and strength Do not neglect signs oc
kidney Or bladder I rouble and risk
Bright*! disease or diabetes. w. v\
Send us your job work.