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WILLIAMS DECLARED NOMINE
Vardaman Concedes Defeat at Poll
but Declares He Will Continue to
Battle for His Principles.
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 8.-The D
mocratic state executive committ<
met at noon .today and declared Co:
gressman John Sharp Williams is t]
Demoeratie party :nominee for t1l
United States senate.
The eanvass of the returns show(
a majority of 64S votes for William
the total being as follows:
Williams 59,496; Vardaman 58,38
There will be no contest over tl
After a short caucus between ti
two factions it was finally agreed
abide by semi-official returns as fu
nished Secretary of State Powe
from the various counties and whi<
show that Mr. Williams has a majo
ity of 648 votes. This motion to d
elare Mr. Williams o.f Gov. Vard
man. - The committee then formal]
declared Mr. Williams nominated ,
United States senator. This is coi
sidered the final settlement of tl
Gov. Vardaman coneeded the nom
nation of Mr. Williams by sendir
the following note to -the committee
"The Democratic party. throug
its executive committee, has declarE
Mr.Mr. Williams the nominee and
accept the arbitration of that tribun;
without a tinge of resentment or ri
gret for anything done or said by =
friends or me during the campaig
"I am for the nominee and hol
that he will make the people of Mi
sissippi a great United States sen.
tor. I have made the campaign upc
living; important and pertinent prii
ciples and, while I have lost the non
ination, I am thoroughly convine
that the large majority of the whil
man of this state agree with my viev
upon public questions, and I shall coi
tinue to fight for those principles i
earnestly in the future as I have i
the past. No man was ever bless
by more loyal and faithful friem
than those who favored my fortuno
in this contest. I want them to fe
as I do, that we shave not been d<
feated, but that the victory is on1
postponed for a season. I have beE
a candidate several times in my li
and lost the fight, but never have
felt the sting of defeat and am n<
SUPT. MARTIN AND POITICS
Charleston Newspaper Has Som
- thing to Say About the'\Man Who
Criticised Governor Ansel~,
News and Courier..
Let us examine the extraordinai
outbreak of State Superintendent<
Education 0. B. Martin. It is a j<
of flame, accompanied by rumiblir
and detonation. But let us be calr
-* though crags crack and caverns crur
ble while we consider it.
Mr. Martin 's objection to Ex-Go
ernor John C. Sheppard, for a pla<
on the State Board of Education (
the ground.that he is a "politician
excites curiosity. Though he is doub
less a well trained and clever "schoi
man,'' it is pretty well understoc
that Mr. Martin would not have d
feated that rather able "school man,
Mr. John J. MeMahan, had he n<
been a "politician'' himself-indee
he is one of the liveliest that evi
"came down the pike.''
Mr. 0. B. Martin objects to "pol
ticians?'' By the Lord, Harry. Su
ficeit to say, that if there be a po]
tician in South Carolina who can gi'
Mr. Martin od<ds, he is a wonder th;
has not passed within our range<
Seriously, Mr. Martin's assault c
Governor Ansel is excusable only<
the plea that it provids merrimen
No tremendous issue'ecan be had o1
of the matter. If the -Governor w:
wrong in neglecting to consult tl
state superintendent, it was a litt
wrong, a wee, small wrong, by i
means intentional and not 'deadly
its effects. The language of the Si
perintendent is intemperate ar
therefore absurd. The people wi
laugh at the superintendent of Edue
tion and they will recall that the pre
ent Governor is never "stupid''"
"indecent.'' It is quite impossib
that the governor would desire to r
duce the importance of the superi
tendent of education. That would 1
Meantime, the appointment of M1
John C. Sheppard is wise. The sta
will be especially fortunate to ha
the services of this accomplished ar
successful man of affairs on its Boal
of education. Mr. Sheppard happe
to be o'ne of the foremost men
South Carolina. a lawyer of the wi
est culture anid mos( admirable ab
itv- and attractive personality. I
has had exceptional business expe
ence and he has been deeply and a
velv interested in schools anid ec
ges all his life. Mr. Sheppa
uld be a valuable member, even
-'medical board'' or a "pharmacee
E t1eal board. to rel)Iy to Mr. Ma
tils fHin or (f any (altel oard u
.s5 ol WIlv Itll e Pr eVl( i f a rea l
stnalonV and Ibiu, 111an woluld be (4-:'
able. Alt'hough1 the Su1-resti(In W,
searcely seep into Mr. Martin's min
e- we believe, that Mr. Sheppard wou]
e prove an uncommonly efficient sta:
a- superintendent of education could I
le be prevailed upon to accept that pos
ie When a man of his stamp can be ii
duced to serve upon a state boar
,d sensible persons will find encourag,
s, ment and cause for congratulation i
3. But aagin, we would rebuke an
ie intimation from any source reflectir
upon)l Or belittlina 3Mr. M1art in's rP
enown as a "4poitician.''
: Politics is his long suit and ma
r- make him governor some day. Not]
es ing else will.
r- LIGHTNING AND ITS DANGERI
I- Loss of Life Greater Than is Con
Ly monly Supposed.
- London Chronicle.
ie In this e.untry we have no meai
of ascertaining precisely what is til
i- amount of mischief done by ligh
[ ning. In France and Germany stati:
tics on the subject are systematical]
-h tabulated by the government evei
d year. If complete statistics were a,
T cessible there can be little doubt thE
would show that the annual loss <
- life and property is far grea-er tha
y is commonly supposel. In one ri
a. spect the damage is often great(
>e than it need be, even apart from ai
5- consideration of lightning conductbr
- During five or six days in the sun
>n mer of 18S4 it was estimated by
i- competent authority that besides oiL
a- er mischief not less than 600 anima
d of one sort and another in Englar
e were killed by lightning, most of the:
s being sheep and cattle in the field. I
-- all such casualties it is usual to ri
ts gard the carcases as unfit for huma
n foot, and they are ordinarily buriei
d Mr. Attfield, professor of chemisti
Is to the pharmaceutiacl society, hi
s pointed out that this is often an m
el necessary waste.
2- The carcasses are not in the sligh
y est degree affected as regards the
n wholesomeness as food by the ele
e, trie discharge, and if within a shoi
I time after being struck down thE
>twere treated as in the ordinary pr<
cess of slaughtering and the veins an
arteries drained before the blood ha
-coagulated there could be no reaso1
able objection to their being eate>
This summer has been especial]
disastrous. In various parts of ti
country thunderstorms have been fri
quent, and searcely a week has past
ed of late in wvhich the newspapei
7 have not recorded the destruction <
>f sheep and cattle.
at But besides t.he killing of sheep an
Lg attle there have been several disa:
f, ters fatal to human life, to say not]
a- ing of a great, deal of mischief to prm
perty of various kinds. Here, agai
- the mischief is often quite easy avoi<
e able. It is of course,7very well know
n that a good lightning conductor' pr
''perly fixed is an absolutely, reliab
t- safeguard against all injury; but
l fact which is not so well known
d that an efficient lightning conduet<
e- might often be set up at the cost of
'few shillings by taking advantage<
>the conducting power of trees.
3, Everybody should be aware by th
r time that trees are a source of per
in times of thunderstorm, thoug
i- from accidents .which every now an
f- again occur it would seem that thel
i- is still a great amount of ignorance c
re the subject. On-ly a few days ago
t lightning flash struck a poplar tr<
>near Winchester and killed a me
who had taken shelter at the foot<
n it, 110 doubt in ignorance of his dai
>n ger. Such fatalities are exceeding]
t. common, and it has not infrequent:
it occurred that eottages and other builb
is ings have been st-ruck by lightnir
e in consequence of the vicinity of son
le tall tree.
to The casualties to animals are ofte
[ due to the fact that with the con
.1- mienenment. of a thunder shower thE
Ld are apt to gather for s;helter beneal
.11 the branches of some isolated tre
a- The explanation of tle mischief
s- very well known. A tree is a com
yr ductor of lightning, but not a vel
le good one. In the absence of a bett<
e- channel the lightning will flas
a- through it. but, thtre is always
>e chance of its glancing aside to ar
medium that affords a readier pa
r. sage. Now tihe body of a man or a
te animal constitutes a much better co:
re dueton than a tree does, and cons
l quently the electricity whenever
:d has an opportunity of doing so w:
as leave the tree and flash through ti
[n animal body. The same thing wj
i- often occur when the lightning, pas
1- ing downward through the tre
le rehes a point at which a readia
-passage is presented by\ some adj;
e-ent building. The full volley is d
-flected from the tree into tihe buil<
>f It has been suggested that in a
-- fr. ,m the ea 1 1b to r a slirt d isl aice
- I te I rev there \o(ll he IIo Stich
II dth e ti;dV ., a 1 al In t r
of a house, and the tree, which other
d wise is a source of danger, becames
:e ana obsolute protection, even to
e persons or animals sheltering beneath
t. it. Of course nobody would suggest
i- tha.t all trees should be thus dealt
1, with, but it often happens that from
a- its special positioin a tree during a
n thunderstorm is not only a source of:
some peril but is the ocoasion of much
, uneasiness and anviety.
0 According to the lihtning rod con
?- fereice appointed a few years ago by
the Meteorological SocietV of Ljoon
v to inquire into the subject and report
on the best form of the thing-there is
nothing much better than a solid
iron rod. On the ne.west of our public
buildings. such as the new Law
Courts, where it may be assumed they
. would act on the best professional ad
vice, they have adopted flat bands of
copper. These are made in sizes
varving from a sixteenth to an eighth
s of an inch thick and from three quar
e ters of an inch to two or three inches
t- wide. The copper is a somewhat bet-!
ter conductor than iron, and the flat
v bands adapt themselves more easily
v to the 'Walls of a building than a thiek
rod. But the iron makes a very satiS
v factory lightning rod. and provided!
f it is quite continuous and embedded
n well into the earth, going down, if
- possible, into a moist stratum of soil,
r it affords perfect security.
y The cost of such a rod up a house
s. or the main trunk of a tree to heilght
y a little 'beyond that of surrounding
a obje?ts is really very trifling.
I- Many persons who are well aware
Is of the protective power of a good
d lightning rod are not perhaps equally
n' well aware that it may serve not only
n to direct harmlessly to earth an actu
3- al discharge of lightning, but may al
n so prevent the occurrence of the flash
1. by conducting the electricity in a sil
y ent stream so to speak. For this pur
Ls pose electricians now recognize the
i- fact that it is important that the con
ductor shall terminate in a sharp
t- point, indeed the most approved form
r of lightning rod now has a corona of
points. and a practical difficulty is to
t keep these terminals sufficiently
v poinited by preventing corrosion.
> When it is practicable to do so. they
d should be periodically examined, and
d should be repointed when they are
t found to have rusted away.
1. The notion prevalent at one time
y that a conductor should terminate in
.e a ball is quite abandoned, and so also
3- is the idea that a tube is bettejr than
s- a solid rod. It use~d to be thought
- that electricity passed only by the
af surface of the conductor,, and as a
tube presented more surface than a
d solid rod the tube was for a while
;- the favorite form. This is now known
1- to have been a mistake.
>- It is true that electricity at rest
1, distributes itself over the surface of
l-a conductor, but when in motion it
n passes through the whole mass, and
- the efficiency of a metal rod of any
te given kind is. to be gauged by its sec
a tional area, only, as it has been said;
~s that sectional area must terminate iin
r a point, the finer the better.
a 'Without the point it will carry the
~fmost violent discharge to earth-or
as, of course, it sometimes happens,
ifrom the earth to the clouds-if the
il rod or band be sufficiently thick, but~
h with the point it may act as a sort of
d spout or pipe th'rough which the elee
e tricity may rush without any violent
n explosion at all.
a The Meteorological .Journal for
e 1875 relates a very curious illustra
n tion of this action of conductors. A
f party of tourists in the Engadine had
1- attained a height of about 11.000 feet
y above the level of the sea when they
*y found themselves enveloped in mist
1 and falling snow and in silence brok
. en only by a eurious intermitte-nt
t noise which they; presently traced to a
flags'taff on the mountain peak. The
n noise resembled the rattling of hail
1 stones on a window, and close scru
tiny convinced them that it was due
h to the passage of a current of electri
e eity through the pointed flag staff.
i At one moment the rattling was at
1- the top of the staff, at another at
y the bot'tom auC at other times is
r quivered seemingly all through it, but
Snever for a moment ceased. The par
a tv ventured to hold up their iron
y pointed alpenstocks and they all in
-stantly experienced the familiar
U tine'ling of an electrie eurcent through
1- their bodies.
3- It was evident to them that the
it louds over' and about them were in
11 what electricians nowadays call a
ie condition of high potentiality and
1 that there was a sort of an electrical
s- downpour through the flagstaff,
e which constituted an outlet for a
rforce which but for some such pas
sage would prob)ably have flashed out
- in lightning.
Posted In Spite of the Rule.
!' Ohio State Journal.
Jd Colletor-I am afrairl to present
tils iluin in persim tv Mr. Crumip. flad
we i1oi better forw-ard it by miail
31anIa2er-Yes]t, but remember tl!i
is Iie only instance where we wil
vioat our mniott. Post No Bills.
Neighbors Got Fooled.
"I was literally coughing myself tc
death, and had become too weak to leave
my bed; and neighbors predicted that ]
would never leave it alive; but they gol
fooled, for thanks be to God, I was iu
duced to try Dr King's New Discovery.
It took just four one dollar bottles tc
completely cure the cough and restore
me to good sound health," writes Mrs.
Eva Uncapher, of Grovertown, Stark Co.
Ind. This King of cough and cold cures,
and healer of throat and lungs, is guarar
teed by Wm. E. Pelham & Son, Drug
gists, 5oc and $r.oo. Trial bottle free.
A safety match factory in Cantii
is to be estal)lished at an early dat(
on the eastern end of the new bund.
Rising From the Grave.
A prominent manufacturer, Wm A
Fertwell, of Lucama, N. C , relates a
most remarkable experience. He says.
"After taking less than three bottles of
Electric Bitters, I feel like one rising
from the grave. My trouble is Bright's
disease in the' Diabetes stage. I fully
believe Electric Bitters will cure me
permanently, for it has already stopped
the liver and bladder complications which
have troubled me for years." Guearan
teed by Wi. E. Pelham & Son, drug
gists. Price only 50C.
Be sure that the honors you arE
striving for are not only dishonors.
Hunting for Trouble.
"I've lived in California 20 years, and
am still hunting for trouble in the way
of burns, sores, vfounds, boils, cuts,
sprains, or a case of piles that Bucklen's
Arnica Salve won't quickly cure." writes
Charles Walters, of Alleghany, Sierra Co.
No use bunting Mr. Walters, it cures oi
money refunded at Wm. E. Pelham &
Son's drug store. 25c.
Genius is inspiration. Talent is per
A ValuaMe Lesson.
"Six years ago I learned a valuable
lesson," writes John Pleasant, of Mag
nolia, Ind. "I then began taking Dr.
King's New Life Pills, and the longer
take them the better I find them " They
please everybody. Guaranteed at Wm.
E. Pelham & Son, druggists. 25c. .
CHARLESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect June 9th, 1907.
Lv. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. m
Ar. Laurens 1:52 p. ni
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. m
Ar. Greenville 3:40 p. m
Lv. Laurens 1:58 p. m
Ar. Spartanburg 3:30 p. m
Lv. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3 :*0 p. m
Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. m
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. m
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m
Ar. Greenwood 2:56 p. m
Ar. McCormick 3:55 p. m
Ar. Au.gusta 5:40 p. m
Pullman Chair .Cars between Au
gust, Laurens and Asheville, tri
weekly. Leave Augusta Tuesdays
Thursday and Saturdays ;leave Ashe.
vile Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
Not'o: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections witi
other companies, are given as infor
mation, and are not guaranteed.
Cen. Pass. Agt.,
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Greenville, S. C.
Via Southern Railway. Jamestowr
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Norfolk, Va. from Ntwberry, S. C.
Season ticket-$19,55. This tickel
will be sold daily April 19th to ani
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ember 15th, 1907.
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Fifteen day ticket-$14.30. This
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turning fifteen (15) days from dat<
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leave Norfolk returning ten (10)
days from date of sale.
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