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they are, and he hopes also that pro
, hibitionists and local optionists will
also support him, because he would
honestly work in the interest of law
and order and of temperance.
John T. Sloan.
'I am here to present the issues,
and God knows I'm sorry of it. There
iare other things dearer and higher to
me than whiskey." There is real
pathos in the way the colonel says
this. The idea of eight men-'-who if
by no one else is each by himself con
sidered capable of being governor of
South Carolina-spending two hours
and forty minutes in every county in
South Carolina talking about "lick
er'' It is disgusting, and Sloan, out
of all the bunch, expresses the dis
gust, not in honeyed phrases-as he
could so well do-but in the sure
enough way. He doesn't exactly say,
as a good Presbyteian minister- is
reputed to have said on one occasion,
damni licker,'' but everybody who
hears him and watches the expressior
on his face-and who'knows the col.
onel--has a pretty clear idea thai
that is what he is thinking. But sine'
he has to talk "licker,'' he talks it;
( and he can get as eloquent on this
subject as he-can on the ladies or any
other subject which appeals especiall
to his poetic imagination and his sense
of the adorable. He believes in the
dispensary, and he tells the peoph
why. "There are fifteen or eighteer
or, perhaps, twenty thousand kids ir
South Carolina,'' he declares, ''wh<
have never heard the tinkling of whis
key glasses or the poping of carbonat,
ed water bottles for making highballs
who know nothing about brandy
smashes, gin phizzes, Mamin Taylors
Manhattan cocktails, gin riekeys and
mint .juleps. Aren't you prould of
them 7'' Prohibition woln't do. th<
colonel says; there's no use t.akkin
about it. And with that minutiae of
detail and that fearlessness of names,
dates and places he describes various
tricks of the blind tigers-not in
South Carolina, but in Maine, where
lie says he was traveling through the
Sloan's speech is always one of the
principal features of the day. .He
dis;lays such wonderful originality of
expressions, and no man ean prejudge
what lie is going to say, at least. not
how he is going to say it. He was
paying an eloquent triiute to the en.
terprise of Georgetown, where they
. have the largest lumber plant in the
world. ''But,'' said he, ''neither this
plant nor any other can ever turn out
enough lumber to build a fence sc
high that my friend Ansel C-ould not
get on top of it. and straddle.'' He
declared at Lancaster: ''I'm the only
Confederate soldier, who stood where
thme bullets whistled betweecn the trees
and sometimes between your legs.
While Brunson was guarding prison
ers in North 'Carolina 1 wvas captur
ing prisoners in Virginia.''
The Colonel always pays his respect
to the ladies, when any are p)resent
who, he says, ar-e '' the bright stars
that sline in the p)olitical horizon of
this great State.'' And he beams
out upon them and asks in an impas
sioned manner, ''What wvould -th<
world be anyway without thme women
the singing birds, thme sweet scented
flowvers, and the sweet sighing breez
. And so I might go on for several
-columns, but I am afraid the othem
candidates might think I am partial
to the Colonel.
It makes ver-y little difference w~hai
the candidates for the various Statt
offices believe in, so long as they be
lieve in enforcing the law, whatever it
be. We need not botheir about what
they think; the thing to consider is
what they are. They have nothing
wvhatever to (10 with making laws,
and should have nothing to do with
it. So that when a candidate for any
of these ofhices gets up and says lie
is in favor of the dispensary or not
in favor of it, it is not of the slightest
importance- or significance. What the
people want to know is what manner
of man is he. Has lie got any sense,
and how much? Has lie got any chair
acter? Howv much, aiid what kind is
it? Then, does he know anything
about the duties of the office to which
he aspiires, and can lie perforisy those
duties? The State Democratic conven
tion, or the executive committee or
whoever did it, considered-if they
can ho said to have considered any
thing-learn what manner of men
those are who aspire to office is 'to
have them mount the band wagon and
travel with the circus. They make
speeches, or what arc supposed to
be speeches mostly about themselves.
*4nd, in truth, to be just to these
men, that Is naturally about the best
sub-idt for them to discuss, as n
When you buy a E
brashy material in
hide the defects, a
than we ask you f
and know what w
best of satisfactio
So Why Not Se
The Largest, Best
dignified and as truly ridiculous a::d on
sOmethin-, as disulisting as it is. What Mi
s a man runnng for the office of see- pe
retary of state, for instance, to talk no
about on the stump, except himself I pr
A patient, lot indeed are the people ece
who sit in a sweltering court house, ,lo
or out under the trees with, the broil- to
ing sin streaming through, Amidst the th,
gnats and flies and mosquitoes, and pe
listen to some 20 odd men praise them- do
selves. But that is the system, an(d an
they must do it. The people do not
have to listen, however, and they M
don't they go to the baseball g-ame nii
if there is one in town, and if there bu
is not, they just go off un11der other ye
trees, out of hearing of the speakers, a
andi tell yarns, and 'echaw~ terbacker'' ga
andI spit and ''cuss. '' That is, if they i
come to town at all. most of them ne
sta.y at home altogether. ro
Secretary of State. be
R. M. McCown is a candidate for so:
secretary of state, who recites lqhi e
speeh-about himself-very much as
a school boy' who has memorized hmis
first piece and ''speaks'' it before "I
the school. Now~ and then he seems to n
forget, his brows are knit in an ef- of
fort to remember how the next para
graph begins; p)resently lie remem
bers and goes on. He tells his record f
as clerk in thie secretary of state's '"
ofmee, and asks the people to vote for tei
J. B. Morrison used to be sheriff of elf
Berkeley county. He tells the people
about it, and declares that that ser-.
vice and his good qualities in other 4
respect.s fit him for the offee of see- aht
retary of state. He says, furthermore, e
that there is no adequate reason why "~
a clerk in the secreary of state's of
fice should be promoted to the head a~
of the dlepartment. Morrison is a h
toll man with iron grey hair and a
long beard, slightly grey, and he PC
makes his appeal in a v'ery dinified e:
and becoming manner. he.
L. M. Ragin prefaces his appeal by as
a little statement to the effect that in a
the selection of an officer two things
should be taken into consideration--a
1. Qualificntion for the office, 2. "
Honesty and faithfulness.. He was
once a elerk in. the secretary of state 's he
office and he says that he did the do
work which three men nowv do. hitS
Attorney General. b
J. W. Ragsdale declares his, beliefti
in the dispensary, but says it is the yo
duty of the attorney general to give Tpj
the governor and the other executive we
omeiers advice as to the law, and to eg,
p)rosecute offenders against the law,
no matter what the law is. He makes
an ugly charge against Lyon, one of
his opponents. He says Mr. Lyon re- I ti
ceived pay as a memebr of the legis- I n
lature and pay na a member of the die. I
ouggy without a
it, covered ove
nd may stand c
or old reliable n
3 are selling, fo
Ie Us Before
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and Prettiest Stoci
n large lots.
y Our Buggy
the same day. Ie also says that
Lyon. as a member of the dis
Isary investigatinlg committee, did
I prosecute any grafters and did not
>duce evidence upon which a pros
ition could be based. He is very
Ad, very indignant and very abusive
vard those who say or insinuate
it he stands for graft, in the dis
Isary or that lie is in any way con
nes 01raft. le says they are liars
d pretty bad fellows generally.
T. Fraser Lyon says nothing about
-. Ragsdale. ie says he is not run
Ig on the demerit of another man,
t. on his own merits. And he says
I'y little about t hIese. Having been
member of the dispensary invest i
ting committee, he has something
eresting to talk about in this eon
Ltion. HeI savs the dispensary is
ten, that such evidence has already'
m1 produced as convinces every rea
inb)le person that it is~rot ten, and
is against it.
LeRoy F. Youmans is a eandidate
attorney general, but he is not
th the camipaign p)arty. At each
et ing a letter is read from him in
tieh he states that the (duties of his
rie require him to remain in Co
nb)ia, and that as it is a question of
thfully performing his duties or
glecting them to seek his own in
est, he chooses the former, and asks
a people to vote for him for re
Adjutant and Inspector Genreal.
Col. J. C. Boyd is a Confederate sol
r. ''You have heard people talk
auf (doing something for the Con
lerate soldier.'' he pays, "'Well, I
nt you to (do something for me
ile I am alive. I would rather have
small flower today than a whole
sket of roses on my grave when
a dead.'' But he says he is as com
tent for the position of adjutant
ieral as any man in the State and
thierefore, asks for the office both
a reward for what lie has done and
ecognition of what lie can do.
Lewis W. Haskell says the office of
jutant general is no eleemnosynary
titution-I believe that is the word.
wants the office, lhe says, solely
~anse lhe ean perform its duties and
something for the militia of the
ite. " The offfice belongs to no man
t to you. I make a fair, manly
)position: If you think he is a bet
man for the position than I am,
te for him. If not, vote for me.''
en he tells them of his record, al
ya apologizing for the seeming
>tism of it.
Biscuits baked right in
roe minutes every day
axt week at our new store.
wr Hardware Co.
name or record
r with cheap pai
irdinary use six i
akes which we I
r they have sto<
You BuU, and
c of Buggies, Carria
NE Discount our
Business is I
nt You to See 0
The Charge that Officials of the Cot
ton Association Dealt in CottoA
Futures is Being Investigat
Atlanta, August 2.-The Soutlieri
Cotton Association be'gani wednesda)
thrghI a com'Dittee ap)oilteld h)
President Harvie Jordan, anl inves.
ti'-atioln of elarges tIhat cerain offi.
cials of Ihe associationl were inter
ested inl a cottonl brokera'g cocoern11
and also that they had been speeu.
kating in cotton futures. The charge
werie miade on the floor of the HJous<
of Repiesenitatives a week ago h:
Representative Anderson, of Chat,
hami. He was the principal figur<
beftore thle investigation committee to.
day. Hei repeated the charges, de
cla ring that Richard Chieatham, sec
ret ary of thle associa tion, speculatei(
ii cotton futures in the name of
Mike O'Orady and P. A. Lee.
Anderson aslo charged that Ar
huir A. Fairchild, manneer of pub
licity buieau of the Cot ton associa
tion, held one-eighth of the stoci
of the Piedmont Brokerage company'
although recently it was reported h<
had disposed of his stock.
Andersan maintained that it mat
ter'ed not whether Cheatham had heei
speculating for himself or on anothel
aecount ; the fact remained that al
oticeer of' the association had heei
dealing in futuires, which -policy th
association explicitly disapproved of
('heatham denied bdore the commnitti
liat he never specuilated1 in cot tor
futures for his own personal gain. H<
was confirmed by Mike O 'Grady, o:
('hat tanooga, that .Cheathanm place/
'irders for cotton as a personal favo:
lor' which Cheatham received no re
ward. Cheatham refused to reveal tin
identity of P. A. Lee, in whose nam<
speculation is also alleged to havt
be(en carried on. It was not denied
before the committee tha't Fairchil(
(owned Atn interest in the Piedmoni
Brokerage company, as charged by
Anderson. The investigation will
likely continue through tomorrow.
New York Sun.
The mian who had been in Japar
looked into the shop window with
''What in the woi'ld is the use o.
selling pajamas to Americans?'' hI
ob)served, with the superior knowl.
edge that comes from travel. ''They
dlon 't know how to wear them, and
Englishmen know very little more.
''The average American goes to
bed with pajamas flapping about his
ankles. Did he over see a Japanese
nintura anel M ha b,s 4ne .a awa)
eou Are E
. It may- have noi
nt and a heavy cc
mE FOR II
have been selling
d the test and ar
Get the Best I
I E Y
ges, Harness and Wa
bills. E S
noticed a Japanese wearing a pxajama
in that way' I would like to see such
a pieture if he ever did.
'Pajamas in Japan are invariably
rolled1 up until they do not fall below
Sthe kiee. That, keeps the wearer cool
in summer, and alnther advantage is
that the trousers 1rC Much more com
fortable when worn in this way. If
the American accustomed to wearing
pajamas in our fashion would once
try the Oriental way he would appre
ciate the difference."
The Seaboard Air Line will operate
it's Sixth Annual Easteru seashore
excursion from Columbia on Wed'(nes
day, August, .15. Low rates, regular
tr'ain service w'hich is unexclled;
tickets goodl two weeks.
THE CLEMSON AGRICULTURAL
(The Agricultural & Mechanical Col
lege of South Carolina)'
This instit ution is now etquipped
-withI courses in Agiiul ture, Animiial
. Ifusbandry, andl Chemical Industry,
Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Textile,
and1 Metallurgical Engineering. The
young men who have graduated from
the college are filling positions of trast
and the demand for competent engin..
- ers -and agriculturists is greater than
I the college can supply.
The next session opens on Septem
ber 12, 1906. New applicants and stu
dents who have work to make up
3 must report prompt-ly o,n that date.
.All students of last session who ex
l)Qet to return must also report on the
It is imp)ortant for boys who are
interested in this Institution to make
I their applications before August 1st
if they desire to enter next session.
Eachi year more applications are made
than the college can accommodate
On August 15th the roll for the ses..
sion of 1906-07 will be madeo by as
signing to each county the number of
students in proportion to the members
in the IHouse of Representatives.
For information and catalogue, ap
P. HI. Mell, President.
Clemson College, S. C.
RI. L. Alexander & Co.,
Cotton Stocks, Grain and Pro
Private leased wire.
Office over G. D. Davenport's
Market Information gladly given.1
~ Call un Phon o. 200.
hing but cheap
at of varnish to
for many years
a still giving the
3uggu for the
gons in the City.
11 for less.
Podd---TheAi t Marinaduke children tire
terrors, ain't t1hey?
Pur dy-They certainly are; but you
,,!an't bun e Marinaduke.
Podd-Why not ?
I'u rdy-l t isn't. his 1,1'a1lt. What can
a1 merv 1arei do ag illst two sets of
gtranimrenIs?- A inian Spectator.
Coal! Coal!! Coal!!!
I am making arrange
ments to establish a coal
yard and will be in pos
tion to supply your wants
for both hard and soft coal.
Should you wish to buy
your winter supply for
August or September de
livery I would be pleased
to quote you prices.
See me before buying.
I can deliver any time af
ter August 15.
S. B. JONES.
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Beginners Like It!
Because it makes learning a
Experts Demand It!
Because they have no time to
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Employers Buy It!
Because it requires less repair
ing than others.
I Sell It!
Because it's easy to sell and
There is no Typewriter on
the market, that has a guaran
tee that will equal the Fox.