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CAROLINA'S ELEGTORAL VOTE.
"Messenger"' T. Both Butler Wires
the Vice President That He Will
Washington, Jan. 30.-South Car
olina' eleetoral vote promises now to
be in the box Monday. Hon. T. Both
Butler of Gaffney, special messenger,
telegraphed Vice President Fairbanks
today as follows:
"Will arrive Monday with South
Carolina vote. Was following our
The vice president hav not been go
ing by the State statute. In fact, he
doesn't know what that statute is.
That thousand dollar fine though is
found in the book of federal statutes.
Mr. Butler, as he deposits the Bryan
vote in the box, will explain the rule
South Carolina has adopted in this
matter and may be he will be let off
of the thousand plunks.
The messenger which arrived yes
rday was not from Colorado, as
s -atetd in last night's dispatches, but
from Oregon. His name is Butler, too
-Hon. R. R. Butler. He sat aroand
in the senate gallery all day watching
things before he mustered up suffi
cient nerve to take his vote into the
vice president's room in the rear of
the senate. So far he has not paid the
THE 'POSSUM ISSUE.
South Carolina and Georgia are at
Odds Over Taft's Pet.
Not since during the dark days of
the civil war, when Governor Joe
Brown, of Georgia, defied not only
South Carolin, but the whole of the
Confederacy, has there been such
strenuous internecine strife in the
South as at present. It all came about
by the Georgia glorification, with the
aid of Taft, of didelphys virginiana,
vulgarly known as the 'possum. This
marsupial is indigenous to America
and found nowhere else. It seems- to
reaeh- its highest state of develop
ment in Georgia and is elsewhere held
in low esteem.
It is difficult to discover, after read
ing many columns of arguments, zo
ological description, studies in com
para.tive anatomy and wild objurga
tion b~y enthusiasts, whether it is3
really the 'possum or Mr. Taft who
is at the bottom of the whole itrouble.
When Taft settled in Georgia for the
winter, South Carolina consoled itself
witha the thought that he could at least
look over into its own territory, and
he 'was beguiled across the river many
-times and finally was landed in Char
rleston to play golf before embarking
on the stormy seas. Save for the 'pos
sum incident all migh~t have been well,
but Georgia was so enthused with
persimmon beer at the Atlanta ban
quet that it .has claimed the hegemony
of the South, and expects to run the
Taf>t Administration on a 'possum
platform. Hence these South Caro
The aristocratic South Carolinians
look down upon the "Cracker'' 'pos
sum eaters of 'Georgia with a disdain
worthy the descendants of cavaliers.
They recall that Georgia was settled
~by jailbirds, who, they aver, have
never advanced in a social degree. On
Saturday night an effort was made in
Charleston to poison t-he mind of Taft
against the 'possum and its admirers,
with what results it is impossible at
~this moment to state with absolate ac
euracy; but Georgia is nervous and
Lis attacking the South Carolina con
tingent in a way that bodes ill for
It is well that Taft is to be absent
-during this strife. It seems likely
Sthat before he returns the population
of both States will be so reduced that
he will have less difficulty in sec.uring
the proper men for Federal offices-a
subject concerning which he has made
an open declaration of unmistakable
PARCELS POST LAW
South Carolina Congressman Speaks
to Measure-Oonsiders Rural
- Routes in Argument.
Washington, Jan. 29.-Representa
tive Lever yesterday mnade a plea for
a parcels post law for rural delivery
routes. in which he described the
present annoyances of farmers when
the mustard gives out, and the coffee
and the soap. The postmaster gener
al recommended this measure and Mr.
Lever etated that the eonsidered it un
fortunaite that the recommendation
has been ignored. Concerning con
ditions in the country. he said in part:
"One of the annoyances of country
life is~ t,he inconvenience1 involved in
obtaining for use many of the small
necessaries, of life. Every farmer
here present knows of his own exper
ienee how much time is taken in ex
stra trips to t'own -and city for th"e
use o.f the thme and farm. He
knows that in the aggregate the waste ji
is incalculable, and I am sure. if giv- I
en an opportunity to have a direct ta
vo,te upon the proposition. hv would t
guard himself and all of the farmers h
of the country again&t its continu- 03
ance. Let me illustrate: The farnwr a
makes his usual trip to the village on h
Saturday to provide himself with sup- I
plies for the following week. Likely!
as not he has jotted down a memoran- st
dium of the various things he is to t:
purchase. It develops on Monday ol
morning that his good wife had over- g
looked the fact that she was in need a.
of a package of soda or a pound of ti
coffee or a few yards of cloth for the
children. A plow must be stopped it e
t.he busy season of the year. it may g
be at the sowing or harvest time, 1
when every hour is valuable. and some u
one must make the trip to town, -else tl
the bread goes without soda or the V
breakfast comes without its usual cup S1
of coffee. This is not only a serious t
inconvenience, but, I repeat, in the
aggregate amounts to a tremendous
drain upon the time of the farmer,
and it must be remembered that time
is money to the farmer as well as to
every other class.
"Under the system recommended :
by the postmaster general, and which
I r.st earnestly advocate, this incon
veiiience and waste of time will be ob
viated. A postcard to his merchant
setting out ithat a package of soda or
a pound of coffee or a few yards of
cloth or any other article of small
weight is needed will have the desired
article forthcoming by rural carrier
the next morning and at a cost which
amounts practically to nothing."
The general opinion is that the ones
who are desirous of such a parcels
post law are the big department stores
in cities, who, it is said, would be able
to do a large mail order business at
the expense of the merchants in small
Mr. Lever stated that besides the
opposition from the express compan
ies the chief objection came from the
big mail order huoses. This being a
sarprise, Mr. Caulfie4d . interrupted
and asked if it were not ,the mail or
der houses who were in reality urging
the parcels post law. To this Mr.
"Not at all. On the contrary, this
plan looks to giving the merchants of
local towns from within rural routes
emanate .the benefit of a reduced rate.
over merchants and companies of oth
er cities and towns. In other words,
the mail order houses would not be
able to compete with the local mer
hants upon the basis of the postage
rates recommended by the~ postmas
ter general for 'a limited rural parcels
post. The wisdom of discriminating
in favor of the local merchiant must be
apparent to any one who regards for
a moment the danger involved in a
system which would inevitably con
ertalize the commerce of the country.
Unfortunately Ithere is too much of
this at present, and every expedient
should be adopted to check its
The Treatment For Injury Received
From Live Wires.
Most of the injuries resulting from
electric shocks are suffered by line
men, by workers in power houses or
by brakemen on electric railways who
happen to touch the third rail, but
with the multiplication of trolley lin
es in city and country and with
the extension of the system of trans
mission of currents of enormous vol
tag'e over long lines by bare wires
strung on poles the danger to the
general public is constantly increas
Most of the accidents are produe
ed by alternating currents. This is not
because such currents are more dan
gerous than the direct current, but
because they are usually of higher
voltage. It is not known how high the
voltage must be to cause death. Much
depends upon the mode of contact,
whether the current passes through
only a small part of body, as when
the two points of contact are in the
same arm 01"'leg. or' w~hether it pas
ses from one arm to the other or
from the hand to the foot.
A partial degree of insulation may
also prev'ent serious con sequences, as
when one is standing on perfectly
dry ground or when the contact is
made through the clothes. An Eng-;
lish writer on medical electricity says~
that it has been provedi that a man
with dry clothing can sit on a third
rail which carries a direct current of
30 volts and grasp the outer rail
without receiving any shoek what
ever; but the experiment is not rec
ommended to the curious.
When one has received a severe
eletric shock which has not been im
mediately fatal hte present signs of
gratly lowered vitality. He is un:
consious 01' semi-coniscio'us with al
most imp)erc(eptible pulse. irregular
and feeble inspiration, cold, elammy
skin, relaxed muscles andi dilated pu
If he is still in contact with they
\C Wire lie niis-es may be strong- I
eontracted, and it may be diflicult
release him. Any one who at
,mpt.s to drag ihim away should have
is hands protected by rubbed gloves
by a dry coat folded several times,
d he must see that the place wh-ere
e stands is dry and that his foot is
At in contact with a rail.
T.he treatment consists mainly in
imulat.ion of the heart and respira
on. Aromatic spirits of ammonia
: some other stiumulant should be
iven if the man can swallow, and
-tificia.l respiration should be prac
sed. This may be done by placing
ie person flat on the ground and
impressing the chest firmly but
mifly for a few seconds and repeat
tg sixteen or eighteen times a min
e. The -legg should be raised and
ie arms and legs rubbed in the di
etion toward the body. At the
ime time hot bottles may be applied
> the body.-Youth's Companion.
The best known remedy for burns, 1
its,. bruises or sores of any kind on
an or beast. For sale at
Mayes' Drug Store.
MaKing More I
is merely a question of us
kind of fertilizers.
are the right kind.
The cotton plant cannot f<
your soil. Find out what
necessary fertilization and th
See ivhat Mr. W. C. Hays of Sr
"I planted ab6ut 30 acres of some 'g
cultivation for over 20 years, and us
lina Fertilizers per acre, and I exp
the 30 acres." This is why we s
hundreds of letters like this, and eve
Carolina Fertilizer for cotton.
Get a copy of the new 1909 Virg
from your fertilizer dealer, or write o
will be sent you free. It contains
columbia, S.C. o
We have j
SCome and bi
Sare making :
$ prices. - -
ALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.
As the executors of the last will
Lnd testament of the late S. J. Kin
Lrd, deceased, we will sell at the home
)lace on the 11th day of February,
.909, the personal property of which
.he said S. J. Kinard died, seized, and
)ossessed, consisting of household and
-itehen furniture, one horse, one mule
olt, one shoat, one cow, corn, fodder,
Lnd farming implements.
Sale to begin at eleven o'clock.
J. C. C. Kinard,
Annie E. Kinard,
Fan. 21, 1909.
TOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
As Executor of the estate of Sim
on Miller, deceased, I will make a
anal settlement of said estate in the
>robate court of Newberry county on
February 23, 1909, at eleven o'clock
ii the forenoon, and immediately
hereafter will apply to said court for
etters dismissory as said Executor
>f Sineon Miller, deceased.
J. H. Wise,
.qoney Out of
ing enough of the right
ed on barren land. Study
it lacks. Then apply the
results will surprise you.
ith Station, Ala., did. He says:
ray sandy land' that had been in
d 300 pounds of Virginia-Caro
Rct to gather 30 bales from
ay it is the right kind. 'We have
: stronger, in praise of Virginia
nia-Carolina Farmers' Year Book
ur nearest sales office and a copy
pictures of the capitols of all the
A Chemical Co.
Charleston, S. C.
arolin Baltimore, Md.
. Montgomery, A1a.
anow as we
The Commercial Bank of Nei
densed from report to State Bani
ber 27, 1908.
Loans......................-- - - - -
Furniture and fixtures.............
Overdrafts ........... ...........
Cash and due from banks........
Profits less expenses taxes paid....
Cashier's Checks............ ..
Re-discounts ... ....... .......
Banks............ .. ......
JNO. M. KINARD, 0. B. MAYI
SOME OF OUR I
To be conservative.
To pay four per cent.
To calculate interest semi-annu
To bond every employee.
To be progressive and accomm<
to lend our money to our custi
To treat our patrons courteous]
To be liberal and prompt.
To secure business from all cla.
TO BE THE VERY BEST BI
TO DO BUSINESS WIT]
Our institution is under the super
examined by the State Bank Examin(
The Bank of P
DR. GEQO. Y. HUNTER, DR.
J. F. BROWNE, 'J.12
jThe First Cough of
} Eveni though not severe, has a tendea
tive mrembranes of the throat and
Coughs then come easy all winter, e
ulghtest cold. Cure the first cough
*set up an inamation in the delicate
*lungs. The best remedy is QUI
SYRUP. It at once gets right at th
moves the cause. It Is free from M(
.~ achiIdUasfoYa adult. 25 cents t
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