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They Benefit the Guilty. They Do Not
Shield the Innocent.
By Thomas Fenton Taylor.
Our boasted equality means, at
equality before the law, not In
?octal ?t?ndln* or In inherited wealth.
Still the rich litigant must al?
ways have the advantage of his purse
In procuring astute oounol and In
that store of subtle judicial notice
which some judges may take of wealth
and social position, even where some
of the parties to the suit must be
recreant to the responsibilities which
that wealth and position entn'l upon
them. So far as I know, the annals
of our Idle rich Justify no such ju?
dicial notice. The divorce now the
occasion of your inquiry was duobt
less just on Its merits and free from
any taint of collusion. Still, although
carried through with legal form, It
Has all the earmarks of being pro?
ceeded with as preconcerted.
The contract of marriage is a pe?
culiar contract, as It Involves a
change of status of the parties touch?
ing our standards of civilised living,
and so It Is held to be a matter of
public Interest. Divorce by collusion
Is always feared and scrupulously
fended against by the law. in some
Jurisdictions the trial (s attended by
counsel for tho public as If a third
party to the suit. I recall sn In?
stance of a divorce procured here on
the written detailed sworn confession
at the wrongdoe*. witnessed by sev?
eral Important merchants of this city,
where the judge In open court went
Into the facts minutely and properly
acted as counsel for the State. This
wrong doer, though unsuspected, had
seen faithless for years. The parties
wore abovs suspicion of collusion,
were of excellent family, but not of
Inherited wealth or noted socially,
ret an attempt to glide through even
on this damning confession no doubt
would hare met wtth scrutiny to
ivhlch objection could be well taken.
Where the proof necessary for di?
vorce comes from third parties?
maids, flunkies and others?
while the parties Immediately Inter?
ested are daltvlng afar In the plear
it places of the earth and depend?
ing, so to say. ?i their "r^nK," collu?
sion should be narrowlv washed for,
lest precedents might ar'je eh which
collus*on might be based later.
The secrecy of the court proceed
Is entirely out of considerate)a
the public decency; it Intends to
the prur' est All rlght
SAiaded people must desire to shield
the Innocent members of the family
Involved and feel deeply for them.
Bat so far as those Innocent mem
are concerned the facts sre
In effect Then the persons
I largely benefltted by this pres
eecrecy are the very ones who
deserve any public consldera
but who in fact should be
a-?the wrongdoers. They are.
ssems. possibly subject to penalties
on the other, and necesssarlly. the
public, side of the court. Let justice
administered with an even hand
ran though the rich and mighty
; be kaown as they deeerve to bo
as they really are.?New York
FACTORS WORK AGAINST
There are three great elements that
produced the ?'dry" mover -nt
The Delineator for January?the
organised temperance forces, the doc?
tors, and the employers of labor. The
temperance peopU have been the
total force, the doctors the scientific,
It troployers the economic.
The result Is a dry belt, which Is a
king absolutely new In history. Per?
haps some people can remember
Illing half sadly at the spectacle of
the little round-faced boys of the
Loyal Legion bravely marching at
some W. C. T. U. entertainment un?
der a big banner Inscribed "Tremble,
King Alcohol. We Shall Grow Up."
Well, North Carolina gave sixty thou?
sand majority against prohibition In
till. Xn 1108 she gave forty-four
thousand majority for It. The boys
had grown up.
The movement against Intoxicants
has changed Its name three times.
First It was "temperance," then "pro?
hibition." Now comes the new word,
"Anti-Saloon." It exactly represents
the present phases of the movement.
It Is no longer dealing with Individ?
uals, whether children or drunkards.
It Is voting to exterminate the sa?
loon; and In this movement great
numbers of moderate drinkers must
It Is not possible to I.ell, St that
some of the majorities In the dry ter?
ritory were composed entirely of total
abstainers. This Is a curious and
K'.gnlflcant fact. No moderate drink?
er Joins a temperance society or the
Prohibition party. Only total ab?
stainers .entered those. But there
must be thousands, perhaps millions,
of moderate drinkers In the Aatl-8a?
loon movement. They are not te. to?
talere, but they are nntl-salooni^ts.
?< 'Inml-"rlaln's Cough Remedy
never disappoints those who use it
for obstinate cough*, colds and Ir?
ritations of the throat and lungs. It
stands unrivalled as a remedy for all
throat and lung diseases. Sold by
W. W. Slbert.
Mrs. Newell Dwlght Hlllls. wife of
ths eminent Brooklyn homllete,
loosed a boa constrictor In the camp
of the Chicago suffragettes the other
day by advising them to go home,
'fall upon their knees and give thanks
to Heaven for sending them such ex
cellent and long-suffering husbands
"You talk of your wrongs," said Mrs.
Hlllls, "but I tell you that your hus
bends have wrongs a thousand times
more bitter. They must work hard
while you are Idle; they must find
the money to piy for your vanities
No wonder the death rate among
husbands Is greater than that among
wives. No wonder widows outnum?
ber widowers In our cities." So say
Ing. Mrs. Hlllls retired from the ros?
trum, and the assembled suffragettes
began an Indignant cackling. The af
fair still engages Chicago, and will do
so, no doubt, until the next carnival
It Is Impossible, of course, to deny
Mrs. Hlllls credit for her courage,
but Is equally impossible to give her
credit for sapler ce. In her, as In all
other women, sentiment triumphs
over philosophy, and emotion gets
the better of ratiocination. That is
to say, she is prone to take a too
romantic view of the universe and
to be too lavish with her sympathy.
Contemplating ;he sorrows of the
married man, she gives herself up to
pity, whereas, as a matter of fact,
he deserves no pity at all. The ut
mo*,:, Indoed, that charity can de
mand for him Is that the world re
fraln from laughing at him to his
The adult mm who ventures Into
matrimony always does so with his
eyes open. He has heard the heart
breaking stories of his. married
friends, he hau been favored with
the solemn warnings of widowers,
sod and grass, :ind his bachelor well
wishers have enorted him eloquently.
When, despite all these efforts to
save him, he y elds to hypnotic ad
vances of some scheming widow or
match-making mamma and permits
himself to be lured up the Aisle of
Sighs, to the cacophonous music of
"Lohengrin," and with a high collar
around his neck and light shoes up
on his feet?In such event, all sym
pathy for the fellow becomes a his
sing and a mocking. As well pity
the wlneblbber who complains of the
morrow's malaise, or the soldier who
complains of wounds of the yokel
who raises a cry of treachery when
the adroit thimble ringer rakes in
Bradstreet's Weekly Trade Review.
New York. Jan. 14.?Bradstreet's
tomorrow will say;
"Reports as to trade and transpor?
tation show variation of price and
weather cond tlons affecting sales.
Retail trade In winter goods has been
helped by cold, stormy weather and
the usual January price revisions. A
very fair volume of reorders Is re?
ported by Jobbers, while the volume
of ordere for spring reachln z whole"
eale houses from travelere Is fa.ir^
"Indoor Industries stem to, be ac?
tively employi d, notably iron and
steel and shoe manufacturing. Best
reports as, \$ yew business In Iron
and steal easts from the West. Col?
lections, have been Interfered with by
interruption ;o crop movement and
are rather Irregular, especially from
'The question of higher costs Is be?
ing considered by many manufactur?
ers who are rinding higher prices for
new material and requesti for ad?
vances In wages."
A Sympathetic Listener.
Adelaide's sister was playing a sad,
plaintive air on the piano. Adelaide
had been listening and she said to her
mother, "Mama, don't you fetl sorry
for that piece?"
An overlooked wealth of fine tim?
ber has been revealed in Papus, or
New Guinea, which is practically on
the equator and has an area of 300,
000 square miles. The late Investiga?
tion ha? shown seventy-nine usefci
woods in considerable quantities?in?
cluding fifteen varieties of cabinet
woods, fifteen suitable for joinery,
sixteen adapted for beams, girders,
etc., ten that may serve for carriage
work, five that give promise as boa*,
building material, four that are good
for piles, and fourteen that may be
applied to many miscellaneous pur?
?Have you a weak throat? If so,
you cannot be too careful. You cannot
?hegte treament too early. Each cold
makes you more liable to another
and the last is always the harder to
euro, if you will take Chamberlain s
Cough Remedy at the outset you will
be saved much trouble. Sold by W.
Pride is as loud a beggar es want
DSsVl Mgftj the GrCfM Demonstration
Sale or Bye Glsjasee ami Spectacles
mi: Hopkins OPTICAL < <>.
Of Baltimore, Md? at the Sumter
Drug Store, No. 20 S. Main St.
SIX AI AND CALVARY.
By John Hay.
There are two mountains hallowed
By majesty sublime,
Which rear their crests unconquered
Above the floods of time..
Have gazed on them with awe?
The mountain of the gospel,
The mountain of the law.
From Sinai's cloud of darkness
The vivid lightnings play,
They serve the God of vengeance,
The Lord who shall repay,
Each fault must bring its penance,
Each sin the avenging blade,
For God upholds in justice
The laws that He hath made.
But Calvary stands to ransom
The earth from utter loss
In shade that light more glorious
The shadow of the cross,
To heal the sick world's trouble,
To soothe Its woe and pain,
On Calvary's sacred summit,
The Paschal Lamb was slain.
Almighty God direct us
To keep Thy perfect law!
O blessed Saviour, help us
Nearer to Thee to draw
Let Sinai's thunders aid us
To guard our feet from sin
And Calvary's light inspire us
The love of God to win.
How the French Make Them.
and cover with puff paste. Prick,
and bake in a very quick oven until
they are entirely risen, though not
sufficiently browned. Remove, fill
with lemon filling as for lemon pie
and return to the oven. These little
tarts are delicious covered with a
meringue and browned in the oven.
A slight grating of lemon-rind in the
centre of each tart is an attractive
addition to the meringue and em?
phasizes pleasantly the lemon flav?
Macaroon Tarts?Mix the yolks of
two eggs with one-half cupful of
granulated sugar and beat until light.
Roll a half-dozen dry macaroons and
flavor either wifh the grated rind
and juice of an orange or a lemon.
Mix this with a tablespoonful of
melted butter. Beat all these Ingre?
dients until they are smooth and then
add the stiffly-beaten whites of the
two eggs. Cover inverted patty-tins
with puff paste, prick and bake in a
hot oven. When cool, All with mar?
malade or jelly and cover with the
macaroon mixture. Place for a mo?
ment In the oven until the tops
Napoleons?Divide paste into
thirds and roll each portion into a
sheet as thin as possible without
breaking. Prick and chill before
placing In the oven. When well bak?
ed, cool, and spread between the
sheets of puff paste any flavored
cream, ftiMsg preferred. The top
should bs covered with a thin layer
of oonfectloners' Icing and sprinkled
with finely-chopped nuts. When
ready to serve, cut Into blocks two
Inches wide by four long?,
So It Is.
Strother was just four years old
when one day he came to me and
said, "Mother, I know what a dream
b\ It Is what the pillow tells you
while you are asleep." \
A very Important Influence upon
history' must have been exerted by
various forms of disease. The black
death of the Middle Ages Is supposed
to have had much to do with the
making of modern England, the early
failures on the Panama canal were
largely due to malaria fevers, and
the tsetse fly disease of horses has
greatly hlndred the colonization of
parts of Africa. That malaria was a
leading factor in the decline and fall
of Greece and Rome is a concision
a year or two ago by W. H. 8, Jones'.
The theory has been confirmed and
developed by a further study of
ancient writers, and it Is thought to
bo pretty certain that there was little
malnria in Greece before 600 B. C,
and the rise of charms and other su?
perstitious practices are looked Upon
as possible results' of spreading mala?
ria. Just before the final triumph of
Roms the character of the Greeks
Changed, and they lost courage and
ambition, cared only for pleasure
and became cruel, brutal and Vicious*
?this change being largely traceable
to tht ravagSS Of malaria. That the
disease soon brings loss of ' Igor and
moral sense has been well proven.
The effects in Rome are more uncer?
tain, but malaria appears to have
rsachsd the country by 500 B, C,
and to overspread it before th.' md
Of the republic, greatly affecting th
life of the people, though it may not
have been one of the causes of the
f;il| of the empire.
Don't Miss the Groat Demonstration
sah' of Eye Glasses and Spectacles
tiii<: Hopkins OPTICAL co.
Of Baltimore, Md., at tho Sumter
Drug Store, No. 20 S. Main St.
For Monument at Arlington.
The following communication has
been sent to the schools of the
To Educators and Student of the
Colleges and Schools of South Car?
The nineteenth of January marks
the aniversary of the birth of Gen.
Robert E. Lee, and, on that day, col?
lections will be taken for the erection
of a grand monument to the Confed?
eracy, to General Lee, and to the sol?
diers who sleep at Arlington.
All persons desiring to do so, may
contribute to this worthy cause; and
any amount, however small, wMl help
to make South Carolinas offering
commensurate with the dignity of
her position, and the glory of her
Colleges and schools contributing
will please forward collections, by
BANK CHECKS, to any of the ad?
dresses given below.
Mrs. Thos. W. Keitt,
So. Car. Director A. C. M. A.,
Clemson College, S. C.
Mrs. Jas. A. Burton,
Newberry, S. C.
Mrs. J. R. Vandiver,
Anderson, S. C.
?Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
not a common, every day cough mix?
ture. It is a meritorious remedy for
all the troublesome and dangerous
complications resulting from cold in
the head, throat, chest or lungs. Sold
by W. W. Sibert.
Loans negotiated upon improv?
ed farms, payable in annual in?
stallments. No Commission.
Borrowers 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 Sylvan Bldg.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
TAX RETURNS FOR 1910.
COUNTY AUDITOR SUMTER CO.,
SUMTER, S. C, Dec. 3, 1909.
Notice is hereby given that I will
attend, in perse n or by deputy, at
the following places on the days in?
dicated, respectively, for the purpose
of receiving returns of real estate,
personal property, and poll taxes for
the flscal year commencing January
Tindalls, Tuesday, Jan. 4th.
Privateer, (Jenkins' store,) Wed?
nesday, Jan. 5th.
Manchester, Levl's, Thursday, Jan.
Wedgefleld, Friday, Jan. 7th.
Claremont Depot, Monday, Jan.
Hagood, Tuesday, Jan. 11th.
Remberts, Wednesday, Jan. 12th.
Dalrell, Thursday, Jan 13th.
W. T. Brogdon's Store, Friday,
Mayesville, Tuesday, Jan. 18th.
Shlloh, Wednesday, Jan. 19th.
Norwood's X Roads, Thursday,
Oswego, Friday, Jan. 21st.
All persons whole duty it is to
make return! should be prompt to
niest me at these appointments, All
returns must be made before Feb.
J, DIGGS WILDER,
Auditor for Sumter ??>?
NOT FOOD, BUT MEDICINE
All sensible live stock and poultry rahiers understand how Important It Is to
keep their stock in healthy condition. And for all the common diseases of Cat?
tle, Horses, Mules, bheep. Hogs and Poultry there is nothing that gives such
satisfactory results as
Busch' 3 Golden Seal Stock and Poultry Medicine
It is laxative In action and quickly produces a beneficial effect Vete -Inary
authorities agree in endorsing this excellent preparation, So'd under a guaran?
tee or money refunded.
Hold by druggists and dealers. Price 25c., 60c. and |1 a can. Sample on request
GOLDEN CHAIN REMEDY CO., Inc. Evans vt lie ?Ind.
Busch's Disinfectant and Dip, guaranteed to destroy MITES and LICE on
ir poultry, Wc
Splendid All Round Remedy.
I have used Busch's Golden Seal Stock and Poultry medicine on my stock
with the most satisfactory result*. My wife also uses it on the chickens when
they get droopy. Several times friends of mine
have been to me as if I were a retert
? ? ? ? ' iii*. cvo as a >^ ? > 1 sw * ' 1,1 r
nary doctor and asked me to see what
I could do for their stock with the
remedy and whenever they come for
me I put the can In my pocket and go
back with them and give some of it to
their animals. The remedy is all right.
BUR* G. Kuffln
SIBERTS DRUG STORE.
HHanaaaaanansaas bum *????*(?
TWENTY-FIVE VOTES FOR
jj District.. jj
f| Subject to rules of The Of tee i Publishing Co.'s Contest. Void jsj
^| after January 35. sw
S C A PI7TV for the funds of *
? iJAT JE> 1 I our depositors : :: : ?
Promptness in all transactions, and unexcelled
facilities for handling your business in every
department of banking is the basis upon which
this bank, the Oldest and Largest in the city of
Sumter, invites your account.
First National Bank, Sunttr, S. C. S
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Fire Brick, Clay, Stove Flue and Drain ?\p*% Etc,
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A car load or a single article. Come and see as, if
unable to do so, write, or phone No. 10.
"Getting Business is Just Like Courting a Girl.
You must offer the right kind of goods*=and
keep right on Calling.
That's something you should bear in mind. We always offer the
right kind of goods ; then, we are right after your account. We
sell our goods at CASH PRICKS, and bills are due whenac count
is presented. If you wish to establish a line of credit, call at our
Succotash. 111 ?.
Okra and Tomatoes.* ?
Beets, . .
Lye Hominy, (Van Camp's)
.15c per can
10 and 15c per can
.15c per can
15c i>er can
.10c per can
Cleanest, Purest Stock of Canned Vegetables and Fruit?
ever offered in Eastern South Carolina.
"WHERE QUALITY REIGNS"