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IEIPMLL Um ADVISOR.
CHARLESTON EDITOR CONSULT?
ED IN SOUTH CAROLINA AP?
Urged Kukrr'H > oml nation. Also
Bad a Hand In Appointment of
King of Darlington?Caper* Set
Washington. Dec. 1?.?In these
modern and radiant days of Big Bill
Taft, what has become of that an
elent and honorable Institution for?
merly designated "Republican Ref?
eree." beatlflcally transmogrified, as
you may recall, under the be-ac?
curate dispensation of Hon. Ueorge
Bruce Cortelyou Into "Adviser"?But.
regardless of nomenclature, where Is
** at? In brief. Who's It in South
Carolina when It comes to pie?
The man who secured the nomin?
ation of Louis C. Kuker to be post?
master of Florence and S. Koke
King to be postmaster at Darling?
ton was MaJ. James Calvin Hemphill,
editor of the Charleston News and
Courier and Mr. Taft's closest and
most confidential friend In South
Carolina. Captain John G. Capers,
Republican national commltteeman
and erstwhile "referee" for South
Carolina recommended other men
for these offices. Capt. Caper's re?
commendations have been wont to
go In South Carolina postmaster
ships. ? General ' Francis H. Hitch?
cock. Political Charge d* Affairs of the
Administration, still consults him
about theee offices, but a bigger than
the General has been taking a hand.
Senator E. D. Smith, who represents
Florence In the senate and who had
the power of holding up any ap?
pointment objectionable to him. "did
hie durndest," In the language of the
classic poet, to Influence the presl
dent to name another man for Flor?
ence. But there was one more po?
tent in the councils of the president
than the senator, and the Major's
muri was named.
Captain Capers, says he Is no longer
"Referee" or "Adviser" in the estab?
lished sense. "So far as I know
there Isn't any such job," he says, "I
have retired to rny private law prac?
tice and am devoting my time to it.
Intending not to accept any further
political office. Of course, until the
next national convention I em ftlll
the national commltteeman, and
having advised about South Catcllnu
offices so long, and still deslrlous of
seeing good men in office as well as
to see the party prosper In s <uth
Carolina, why whenever I am asked
to advise, f advise. When I em not
aaked, I have nothing to say. ' In
passing (t Is an evidence of Mr. Ca?
per's sincerity that he has had the
refusal of at least two good federal
appointments sice he left that of
General Revenue commlH??ionor.
Now upon the election of Mr. Taft
a different policy with respect to ap?
pointments In the South was determ?
ined upon. Mr Taft had been down
to Greensboro, N. C, several years
before he was an active candidate
tor the preafdency. There he shocked
tils fellow Republicans who for sev?
eral years had been engaged In one
continuous and consplclous exhibition
dogfight over federal patronage by
telling them that the Republican
party In the South would be better
off If the Democrats held all the of-*
fscee. He seems not altogether to
hare got that Idea out of hts head,
and it Is believed, he would have en?
tered upon a wholesale policy of ap?
pointing Democrats to office had it
not been for tne more astute politi?
cal .head of his postmaster general
and chief political adviser. There is
a difference only of judgment be?
tween Mr. Taft and Mr. Hitchcock.
The object of each Is to break the
?olid South. Mr. Taft thinks he can
do It by coddling a few Democrats
with Republican leanings, and while
Mr. Hitchcock does not wholly dis?
agree with this Idea he wants to be
quite sure of the leanings. Mr. Taft
seems willing to take greater
ehances on this score. The regular
aforetime "referees" have not been
formally abolished or superseded so
much as they have been just sort
& detunctlontsed. as It were, per?
haps temporary and experimentally
In order that the beaming and per
suelve personality of the big hearted
Bill Taft might beam direct.
This personality has been beaming
upon the Charleston editor ever since
that fsmous Gander and Hen Inci?
dent, when the News and Courier
conducted a raffle for the Bryan
campaign fund. This tickled the Re?
publican candidate very much and
h!s attention was riveted upon the
bitter attacks upon Mr. Bryan which
The News and Courier had made be?
fore the Denver convention and the
scarcely veiled partiality of its edi?
tor for the Repi bllcan candidate
during the campaign. While Mr.
Taft knew Major Hemphill before
that, having been entertained In
Charleston In that most hospitable
and charming manner for which
Charleeton le famous, In whl^h en?
tertainment the editor of the News
and Courier was naturally conspicu?
ous, owing not so much to his posi?
tion as to his own pleasing and cor?
dial personality. But this Gander
and Hen Incident seemed to have
been an especial bond of union.
Twice since he was elected president,
Mr. Taft has visited Charleston, and
Major Hemphlll has visited the Pre?
sident here, their friendship being at
each meeting intensified.
The Gander and Hen incident you
understand, was a Joke. Mr. Taft
likes a Joke and he likes a man who
gets off a good one. But the presi?
dent is not all Joke. That campaign
last fall wasn't any Joke. He meant
business, and at one time Mr. Bryan
was pushing him so close and the
Middle West as well as New York
showed such signs of Republican dis?
integration that he got all vexlfted,
as It were. It hag always been an
idea with him ever since he entered
politics, which was when he became
a candidate for president, you under?
stand, that he was the Man of Des?
tiny to break up the Solid South.
And he wanted to go into the South
during that campaign to c onvert the
itlff-necked people, and would have
done so but for this dangerous threat
of the Middle West and New York.
But all the time he was looking about
In the South, watching it very close?
ly. He had certain lieutenants, pulse
feelers, to report to him what men In
the South could be of assistance to
him In furnishing Information about
conditions. Among these was J. C.
Hemphlll In South Carolina. It is
not believed that he called on these
men for assistance, but It is positive?
ly known that had his eye on them,
and considered them as not so hos?
tile as their papers might have in?
dicated to those who did not read be?
tween the lines. *
Whether he has Major Hemphlll
on his list of ellglbles with the hope
of assistance In breaking up the Solid
South or not can be but a matter of
surmise. It is certain that he con?
sults the Major about appointments,
and that the Major, whether con?
sulted or not. sometimes gives his
"advice." This he did a few days
ago In the candidacy of his cousin.
J. J. Hemphlll for the office of com?
missioner of the District "of Colum?
bia. It is believed that were it not
for the technical bar respecting legal
residence. President Taft would out
of consideration for his friend, J. C.
Hemphlll appoint J. J. Hemphlll to
the Office, further consideration be?
ing of course, given to Mr. Hemp
Major HemphlU's recommenda?
tions are not always favorably acted
on, this being notably the case in a
recent recommendation for the post?
master's position at Walhalla. He re?
commended Miss Pant, who it devel?
oped was at the time residing in An?
derson, engaged there as stenograph?
er. She had, however, been a resi?
dent of Walhalla. However, she and
her people were Democrats, while
Anson C. Merrlck, the hurband of
the deceased postmaster, was a
"good Republican." This was one
time the Postmaster General had his
Way, and Merrlck was appointed.?
Zach McGhee In Columbia State.
A little dreaming by the w?y,
A little tolling day by day;
A little pain, a little strife,
A little Joy?and that Is life.
A little short-lived summer's morn,
When Joy seems all so newly born,
When one day's sky is blue above,
When one bird sings?and that is
A little sickening of the years,
The tribute of a few hot tears;
Two folded hands, the falling
And peace at last?and that Is
Just dreaming, loving, dying so.
The actors In the drama go?
A fitting picture on a wall,
Love, Death the themes; but is
?Paul Lawrence Dunbar.
Looking One's Best.
?It's a woman's delight to look h?.r
best but pimples, skin eruptions,
sores and bolls rob life of joy. Lis?
ten! Bucklen's Arnica Salve cures
them; makes the skin soft and vel?
vety. It glorifies the face. Cures
pimples, sore eyes, cold sores, crack?
ed Hps, chapped hands. Try It. In?
fallible for Plies. 25c at Slbert's
The board of visitors of the South
Carolina Military Academy will ask
the legislature for funds for the pur?
pose of adding another story to the
?A sprained ankle will usually dis?
able the Injured person for three or
four w?-eks. This Is due to lack of
proper treatment. When Chamber?
lain's Liniment Is applied a cure
may be effected in three or four days.
This liniment Is one of the best and
most remarkable preparations In
use. Sold by W. W. Slbert.
Parrott Milan, who shot W. M.
Irby on November 7, has been releas?
ed on bond In the- sum of $5,000.
?Foley's Honey and Tar Is the best
and safest cough remedy for children.
At the first symptoms of a cold, give
ss directed, and ward off danger of
croup, bronchitis, soro throat, cold
in the head, and stuffy breathing. It
bringt comfort and ease to the little
ones. Contains no opiates or other
harmful drugs. Keep always on
hand, and refuse substitutes. Slbert's
The Season Brings Sweet Social Joy
Your Children Will Not Be Forgotten.
Let Them Know That We Will Give Away a MAMM01H
SANTA CLAUS. This Will be in View in a Few Days.
Let Us Suggest-E ARLY SHOPPING! It Will be of Benefitjto
Frankfurters, (Guaranteed Pure.)
Don't worry about your XMAS MEALS.
Let us suggest your wants. Our stock is
Fruit Cake Ingredients,
Fancy Cakes and Crackers,
Steamed Fruit Cakes?
By special arrangement, we can sup?
ply one. They are baked by one of
Suniter's Housekeepers?Tender and
Delicious. Your order must be placed
by December 18th.
Get this idea in your mind first of all?STRAUSS' XMAS GROCERIES are fresh and plentiful. We have ar?
ranged for an extra supply of Celery, Lettuce, Oysters, Eggs, Etc., for XMAS WEEK.
CANDY?SUCH AN ACCEPTABLE GIFT
The biggest values in town for the money.
Not such a fancy box, for Henry Maillard puts all the ''FLUFFY RUFFLES" in the candy. Every box guaranteed
to be fresh. It gives satisfaction. If it don't, come to us, we will.
Call and see our stock. Probably there's some hint we can throw your way. It will save mauy a housekeeper
mini 11 m iiiiini im i n.mvv
'WHERE QUALITY REIGNS'
AIKENT MUST KEFP LEI EK.
Miss Kirk's Efforts to Join Leper
Colony Elsewhere Unsuccessful so
Alken. Dec. 16.?It now seems
probable that Miss Mary V. Kirk,
the ex-misslanary, who has been
held in quarantine by the Alken
board of health, will have to pass the
remainder of her days as the city's
charge. It had been hoped by the
city authorities and the friends of
Miss Kirk that she would be carried
to some leper colony, where she
might be properly cared for and not
subjected to entire isolation, as she j
now Is, but the first attempt has fail?
Some weeks ago, Miss Kirk pro?
posed to the city of Alken that the
city purchase her property here, and
she would move away to a leper col?
ony in Louisiana, where she would
purchase a cottage. The city authori?
ties at once named a price, which
was considerably larger than she has i
been offered for It, It Is understood,
for the purpose of allowing her to re?
move, as it Is costing the city quite
a sum of money to retain her here.
In the meantime, communication
was had with the Louisiana authori ?
ties, with the view of takng her
there. When the arrangements were
being made, the matter was carried
before the Governor of that State, !
who immediately put a stop to the
That ends the proposition to take
her to the Louisiana leper colony. '
Her friends, Immediately, howevet,
communicated with the Washington
authorities, with a view to carrying
her to some leper colony in India.
The Washington authorities referred
Miss Kirk's friends to the American
consul, at Calcutta. The consul has
been written to, with a view to ex?
porting her to that country. Now it
remains to be seen whether or not
the consul can induce the British au?
thorities to receive her. It Is not be?
lieved that the British authorities
will permit Miss Kirk to enter India,
but her frends are yet hopeful. Even
If consent is secured to carry her
there, the difficulty will present it?
self as to how It can be accomplish?
ed. The railroads will object to
handling a leprous subject, and the
steamship lines will enter objection.
So It Is very doubtful if such ar?
rangements can be made. If this
project fails, there will probably be
no other alternative than for the
aged lady to remain as the charge of j
the city of Alken. Council of this i
city, recognizing the probability, Is
now considering the matter of erect?
ing a neat cottage for her occupancy,
either on the edge of the city, or on
some of the city's property outside
of the limits.
H. G. Frlerson, a prominent farm?
er of Manning, died suddenly at his
DECLARES LOCKERS LEGAL.
Alabama Supreme Court Holds That
Man May Store Liquor Where He
Mntgomery, Ala., Dec. 16.?The j
Supreme Court today finally estab?
lished what is known as the locker
club decision, wherein it is held that
a man may own and store liquor3
where he pie -es, nd as much as be
pleases, if u. . legally. Liquors,
the court says, are legitimate prop?
erty. Application for rehearing wn?
C. G. Trakas, proprietor of a con?
fectionary store in Winnsboro, was
seriously cut by Luke McCali.
"The above is the name of a Ger?
man chemical, whfch is one of the
many valuable ingredients of Fob y's
Kidney Remedy. Hexamethylenc
tetramine is recognized by medical
text books and authorities as a uric
acid solvent and antiseptic lor the
urine. Take Foley's Kidney Remedy
as soon as you notice any irregulari- ,
ties and avoid a serious malady. Si
bert's Drug Store.
The Rutledge County News, pub?
lished at Lake City, S. C, has sus?
j *Foley's Orlno Laxative is best to
women and children. Its mild actloi
and pleasant taste make it preferald*
' to violent purgatives, such as [ ill
tablets, etc. Cures constipation i
I bert's Dr ig Store.
The annual report of James Hen: >
Rice, secretary of the Audubon So?
ciety of South Carolina, has been is?
sued. The membership of the s>c
ety is 677, which Is the largest in tb
ALONE IN SAW .MILL AT Mil*
?Unmindful .?f dampness, drall?
storms or cold, VV. J. Atkins worked
as Night Watchman. at Banner
Springs. Tenn. Such exposure gave
him a severe cold that settled on iu>
lungs. At last he had to give up
work. He tried many remeuiek
all failed till he used Dr. King's \e
Discovery. "After using one bolth
he writes, "I went back to w irk a>
well as ever." Severe colds, stubborn
coughs, inflamed throats and son
lungs, hemorrhages, croup and
whooping cough get quick relief ami
prompt cure from this glorious medi?
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free, guaranteed by Sibert's Drug
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COLUMBIA WINS SEMINARY.
Proffer of the Clio ice of Two Valu?
able Sites and Over $17.000 in
Cash, Accepted by Vote of 10 to 8.
Columbia, Dec. 17.?Columbia gets
the Lutheran seminary.
The nq\vs was received here at
12:30 this morning in a telephone
message from C. W. Moorman, secre?
tary of the Columbia Chamber of
Commerce. The vote was: Colum?
bia. 10; Charleston, 4; Salisbury, 4.
It appears that Charlotte was out of
The respective offers were: Colum?
bia $17.722 and sites; Salisbury $14,
3r.O and sites: Charlotte $8,000 and
sites. Charlotte offered the greatest !
ariety of sites, but all at valuations
somewhat strong. Salisbury offered
two beautiful sites, and some others.
One was of 16 acres, near the city
and supplied with water from the
city. Columbia offered two sites.
'Many persons find themselves af- i
fee tod with a persistent cough after
an attack of influenza. As this cough
can be promptly cured by the use of
('hamberlain's Cough Remedy, It
should not be allowed to run on until
ornev troublesome Sold by W.
M ASTER'S SALE,
y virtue <?f a Decree of the Court
I Common Pleas for Sumter County,
'he tfi te of South Carolina, in the
ise of Henry J. Harby. doing busi?
ness under the name and stylo of
Harby and Company, against Ann C.
-aanders, W. L. Saunders and Ma
>n Molse, I will sell at public auc
t> the highest bidder, at the
?>urt House in the City of Sumter,
the county and State aforesaid,
sale day In January, 1910, being
third day of said month, during
he usual hours of sale, the follow?
er rihel real estate, to-wit:
1 of that plantation or tract
and in sumter County, in said
le, containing thirteen hundred
res, bounded on the Nsrth by the
Ic road; East by land of W .W.
arson and by lard of A. M. Leo;
ll by land of A. M. Lee and West
. eooh Creek."
rrns ? f sale: Cash, purchaser to
E. C. HAYNS WORTH,
Will cure a cough or cold no
matter how severe and prevent
pneumonia and consumption.
This is to certify that all
druggists are authorized to re?
fund your money if Foley's
Honey and Tar fails to cure
your cough or cold. Contains
no opiates. The genuine it in a
yellow package. KRISE SWSTITim
SIEBERTS DRUG STORE.
Itich Men's Gifts Are Poor
?Besides this: "I want to goon rec?
ord as saying that I regard Electric
Bitters as one ot the greatest gifts
that God has made to woman, writes
Mrs. O. Rhlnevault, of Vestal Certer,
N. Y., "I can never forget what It
has done for me." This glorious med?
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vigor of body and Jubilant health. It
quickly cures nervousness, sleepless?
ness, melancholy, headache, backache,
fainting and dizzy spells; soon builds
up the weak, al.ing and sickly. Try
them. 50c at Sibert's Drug Store.
New York is having another di?
vorce scandal. You ought to thank
The Daily Mail for not printing the
details of it, as the others papers are
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always bought
Loans negotiated upon improv?
ed farms, payable in annual in?
stallments. No Commission.
Borrowc.-s pay actual cost of per?
fecting Loan. For further infor?
mation apply to
JOHN B. PALMER & SON.
P.O. Box 282, Phone No. 1085.
Office Sylvsn Bldg.
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