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Mr. Tuft II ?|h?s Tlmt the Report of
The Conferee* Will I touch the
Howe on Tuesday?lie hi Still
Standing Finn on the Free Hide
Question? The Presidents \ tew of
Desirable Downwnrd ltet Ulon.
Washington. July 2 a.?Sunday
brought no cessation of President
Taft s tariff activities. He had a con?
ference with house and senate lead
era, which covered practically the en
tlra day. Even the customary Sun
eajr afternoon ride through tho parks
araa cancelled.
Although he admitted frankly to
some of his callsrs today that the sit
aatlon waa not all that could be de
afcred. the president expressed the
hope that anothsr twenty-four hours
would suffice to straighten out the
tangle In the conference, and that the
report of the conferees would be pre?
sented In the house on Tuesday next.
It further Is hoped at the White
Heaas that the report will be accom?
panied by a definite plan of action,
which will be acquiesced In by the
house and the senate, and that con
greas may adjourn by the last of the
President Taft. It was learned to?
day, has not receded in any way from
Ma demand for free hides. He Is au?
thentically represented as regarding
free hldea aa a typical case underlying
Use whole principle downward re?
vision, and If free hides should be lost
Utile of encouragement to the real re?
visionists remains.
Just how the hoot, shoe and finish?
ed leather schedule In the tariff Mil
are to be revised, whsn there are no
difference* between house and senate
for the confereea to act upon, was one
at the pussllng subjects under dlsous
aton at the White House today. Al?
though some o* the house leaders are
teeth to establish the precedent, they
have Informed the president that It
would be entirely possible for the
oenferees arbitrarily to change the
leather ?chedule to the lower prices
.agreed upon In the bargain 'for free
hide*, and that the change could be
;protected in tho house against an in
ifritable point of order by the adop
ittoa of a rule providing that points
of order should not He against that
'.particular Item. The only question
then would be rhe whipping into line
at a majority of the members to sup?
port the adoption of the rule. The
president has hoard considerable talk
as* the strength ?f the "Insurgentt" in
the house and their threats to defeat
each a rule. Bt if the leaders consent
to the plan It Is believed it can easily
eb carried through.
It can definitely be stated that the
president's chief concern now Is as to
hides. The other schedules apparent?
ly are being worked Into acceptable
Shape, according to his Information.
*ad once the free hide and reduced
leather goods programme has been
agreed upon, the end of the fight Is in
President Taft, according to t'lose
who have talked most Ir hmately with
htm. does not suffer the delusion that
revision of the tariff downward Is go
lag to bring reduced prices or would
he of Immediate benefit to the much
talked about "ultimate consumer."
Instead of a reduction, It Is declared,
that there will be actual Increases
daring the coming year og# many of
the necessaries of life, Including
wearing spparel.
An advance of 22 to 2(. per cent in
the price of woolen goods already has
been announced, despite the fact that
Pa change whatever has been made
ta the woolen schedule. This sched?
ule, the president has been told, will
not permit of a reopening at this
time. It la a closed Incident as re?
gards the conference, and there Is
aothtng up>n which a reopening
could be fastened as a "rider."
In discussing this phase of the situ?
ation with callers today, the president
took occasion to at plain In SOWS de?
tail his theory o' the principle of
downward revision from a pro!
tiofii i i.'.int of ni. w. The Idea is no
ta reduce duties to the polnl '?f affect"
lag home indu?ti h??? ??r t<> admit Im
parta to what, from the Republican
standpoint, would be unfair coup.
tltion with home-made articles, *p,
president Is represented nx regard I nv
down wird revision rn? <>f \>r><
tectlng tli ?le from monop ,'\
? execesslvelv high pt Ice*.
||e ?um me I up ? . t heory of t
revision as n >t --. much to hrtPJ
atMiut Iggsnedtetel) lowi ericas to ths
consumi-r. teil t.. i1 * >11? < i ti..< ronsuiM
er from eaorbitasii prleee which might
b* posnlb1?- behind a tariff w ill tn;iin
talaed at an eac?--?.??ive h?l?ht.
Rven with hides <?n the free li-t.
th* preshh-nt has not admitted la iinv
af his talk* Upon th?- tint tint )???
Would be eritlreh SatlsHsd with Um
bin in f>o t, tie- p - id. nt ib Blared
that h" did not know <?r anybody whe
Wear had S00S entlrelv plsassd with
any tariff bin. Tht peosldsal does
pet feel that Itateuo iitM v h*? h have
been given out leading to show thai
the new bill shows sn acta il lin rn?
em goods actually Isspertcd, are alto*
fjeiher Just. Mr. Taft^has cited tho
instance of champagne. It would be
prac.lcally Impossible to make the
duty on champagne prohibitive and so
a high duty is levied upon the wine,
not as a matter of protection, but
solely for the purpose of revenue.
The president has declared that he
believ es the Just comparison to be one
of gopds upon which the duty has
been lowered. Even if the duty is not
lowered sufficiently to admit of Im?
ports upon a large scale, the presi?
dent is said to feel that in lowering
the tariff on articles of general use
and consumption a great gain has
been made.
Mr. Is I?. Dantzler, of Orangeburg, Is
Made Assistant Professor In Leip?
zig University.
Orargeburg. July 22.?The friends
of Mr. I* L>. Dantzler, a son of the
Rev. D. D. Dantzler, of this city, will
be dell <hted to know of his success in
his far-away home In Germany in the
line of his chosen profession.
A letter from Prof. Dantzler to his
father tells of his election to an as?
sistant professorship in the University
of Leipzig, Germany. Mr. Dantsler
spent two years in the University as a
student several years ago, after which
he returned here and filled for two
years the chair of French and Ger?
man in the South Carolina Military
Academy. A year ago he returned to
Leipzig and completed his course, and
has now been elected a member of Its
Mr. Dantzler Is a young man of
splendid attainments, of sterling char?
acter and Is well qualified for the
work to which he has been called In
this prominent German University.
The type of powerful electromagnet
that Is being used in many English
hospltaln for removing Iron and steel
particles from the eye has a core of
the best Swedish soft iron, three feet
long and six Inches In diameter, which
is wound with 200 pounds of Insulated
wire in two colls. The threaded end
of the magnet is adapted to receive
terminal.! of shapes garled to suit spe?
cial cases. Mounted on ball bearings,
the magnet can be moved easily m
any direction, and a special form?
for recallnlng patients?is geared so as
to be tilted by a hand crank. A rheo
'stat varies the strength of the mag?
net, which, at the maximum, exerts
a pull of thirty pounds per square
inch at r. distance of one Inch.
Curious Prediction of President of
Harrard College.
Cambridge. Mass. July 22.?
Charles W. Eliot, president emeritus
of Harvard, In an address before the
Harvard Summer School of Theology,
today phophesled the advent of a new
"It will not be nound by dogma or
creed," he said. "Its workings' will be
simple bu'. its Held of action limitless.
Its discipline will be training in the
development of co-opesatlve good
will. It will attack all forms of evil.
There will be no supernatural el.
ment; It will place no reliance on any?
thing but the laws of nature. Preven
tlon will ;:>e the watchword and a
skill (1 surgeon one of its members.
"The new religion." he said, "will
not be based upon authority. The fu?
ture generation Is to be led. not dt.v
en. In the n?w religion there be no
personification of nntural objects; no
deification of remarkable human be?
"The new religion will not teal h
that character can be changed quick?
ly. It will not deal chiefly with sor?
row and death, but with Joy and life.
"God will be so imminent that no
Intermediary will be needed. Its
priests will strive to Improve social
and industrial conditions. The new
religion win not attempt to reconcll
POOplf to preynt Ills by the promise
of future compensation.'
^;e ?mens Include \|| Varieties and
Sl/es or P.oth Mammals mid llinb.
Naivasba. Briti-h Bast Africa, July
33. ? The entire oolfc ctiou of sp
nu ns of the K....>. velt expedition n??w
i.umi.er L'.t-M i. covering mammalaand
birds of all sizes, from held mice to
rhinoceroses ami from shrike to bus?
tards. It also includes several thou
I i: i d reptiles and InsSOtS)
RooaeveR'i last bull hyapopotamus ?
a hi. h h.- sied recently In Lake Nal
\Hsh;i. miaoued fourteen feet,
\ Pertinent Quest km.
Th. l ink, i m? haired young man
i"< ked dream ly al the charming girl
on whom Im wir emhuvorlng to
make a favorite ii ipre*slon<
"Did you fVOf look for death""
he asked, in a low ami moving
"Whose?" Ir quired the ( harming.
i.ut practica] roong person.? Touth's
Diversification Kxcempiified on Col. t.
j. OnnnlngtMHW't Place.
Chester, July 25.?Col. T. J. Cun-j
nlngham Is one of Chester County's '
farmers who is always endeavoring
to find and apply the best and m<>st
modern ideas In farming, and a visit j
to his farm, a little more than a mile
west of the city, is always interesting
and refreshing. It was the writer's!
prlvelege Friday to accompany Col.
Cunningham over a large part of the
plantation and see what is going on.
Col. Cunningham is, above ail
things else, a scientific farmer?not j
a farmer who jumps from Idea to
idea in mad succession in the futile
hope of finding something more suc?
cessful than the old beaten tracks?
but a farmer who is actuated by good,
sound reason, and who plants one
crop one year and another the next
on the same piece of land, because
the soil demands a certain succession
of crops, and because certain crops
following each other in a certain suc?
cession build up the soil. It follows,
therefore, that one sees on this farm
no vast acreage of cotton, and cotton
alone, but diversaflcation and a gen?
eral assortment of the crops that this
section of the South is best adapted
for. Col. Cunningham is giving his
attention largely this year to hay, and
the many acres of fertile meadows on
his home place and the 275 acre^ that
he is farming on the opposite side
of the road are yielding him a golden
harvest of fine hay. He Is confrl ?nt
of getting 200 tons of hay this year,
and a very conservative estimate
would place the yield at much more
than that. The second cutting is now
in progress, and the uncut portions
of the lush meadows show how fine
the yield is.
Col. Cunningham is not much of a
believer in terracing. His method for
eradicating gullies and washes Is by
planting cover crops, which not only
stop the washes, but at the same time
lay the foundation for a fertility. He
is putting this idea into operation on
what have heen heretofore badly
washed fields, and already after only
one such crop the fields show a no?
ticeable Improvement.
The cotton patch that Col. Cun?
ningham is conducting under the di?
rections of the agricultural depart?
ment at Washington is showing up
nicely, while two patches of corn that
are being worked under the directions
of the experiment station are also
showing up well. One is being work?
ed with the hoe alone, while the oth?
er is being plowed. Other conditions
are the same. At this stage there Is
not much different between the two,
the advantage, if there is any, resting
with the latter patch.
Col. Cunningham Is also making
use of some of his fertile meadows ns
pastures for a large number of cattle
that he will put on the market this
fall. He also has several ^Chester
County raised horse and mule colts
that are growing fast and give
promise of mnking fine stock. It is
his idea to make his farm self-sup?
plying as much as possible, and the
intelligent and orderly conduct of af?
fairs, coupled with his past success,
shows that he will succeed.
A regularly equipped weather bu?
reau station will be installed in the
Charleston Auditorium about Septem?
ber next. The bureau will be in
charge of Prof. P. M. Rea. director
of the Charleston Museum.
The station will be installed for
educational purposes, so that the chil?
dren of the various city schools and
other persons1 may understand the
details connected with a weather bu?
ff an ttatHn, The station will be as
equally well equipped as any other
government station, and the object Is
to Instruct the children how to read
the thermograph, which records the
t? rnperature, and the barograph,
which records the barometric pres?
sure. It will also be shown how the
wind apparatus is managed in order
to Sheer tain the velocity and direction
Of the wind. Another feature will be
how to ascertain the amount of rain*
fall ami the amount of Bunshlne( andf
it fact all the details will be thor?
oughly explained.
The Instruments Will be go arrang?
ed that any one can read them, Th?
ttat Ion here will take th< pla< e of ihe;
i loak or bos arrangement placed in
some Of the parks in tin various
cities. On the side of the klOSk Or
boi then' is Inserted a piece of glass,
through which one may l????i< and read
the self-recording apparatus.
The apparatus for the weather bu?
reau at the Auditorium will be placed
on the roof, with the necessary con?
nections below, M will not take very
long 11> place the different Instruments
down-stairs, hut most of the work Is
<>i a preliminary character. That Is,
considerable work Is necessary in as?
certaining: hov\ inch the barometer iy
above the sea, which will require a
number of measurements.
The new Station will be installed by
m r. u. m. i irant, or the weather bu?
reau. The chief Of the weather bu
i tu r I Washington has written Mr.
Grant thai tin- new bureau win be put
in after July i it was largely through
Senator p. K. Tiiiman's Influence thai
the Auditorium will get this station.
Isaiah Hamilton, the Kxpert al
Bhtacklpc Shackles, is Betrayed by
Hi! Dusky Sweetheart.
Charleston. July 26.?Constable
"Mike" White, of Magistrate Mat?
thew's office, last Saturday night
landed Isaiah Hamilton, colored, be?
hind the bars of the county jail, af?
ter the African had for the fifth con?
secutive time made a successful es?
cape from the Colleton County chain
gang two weeks ago. As a result of
the capture Isaiah will now spend the
rest of his sentence in the State Pen?
itentiary a% Columbia, while Constable
White is a richer man by $50, or will
be as soon as he receives the reward
which has been offered for the cap?
ture of the notorious negro by the
anxious Colleton County authorities.
Hamilton was sentenced to three
years of hard labor In Colleton Coun?
ty last year, on being found guilty of
having committed the crime of lar?
ceny df live stock. The big African
had no sooner been put to work on
the chain gang near Meggett's than
he promptly rid himself of shackles
and lied for parts unknown. He was
recaptured, but he could not be held
on the chain gang by the guards, as
he persistently showed himself to be
an adept In loosening the shackles
which bound his feet. Five times he
fooled the chain gang guards. But
Tsaiah, although wily enough in sotjie
respects, made the fatal mistake cf
coming to his old haunts In this city,
primarily to visit an old sweetheart.
Laura Gadseden, colored, of Magis?
trate Matthew's office, was instrumen?
tal in capturing Isaiah no less than
three times after he had made his
escape from thet chain ^ang. Gra?
ham nabbed him about two months
ago in Darktown and sent the desper?
ate negro back to Meggett's.
On making his escape from the
gang for the last time Isaiah, as us?
ual, made for Charleston, and again,
as usual, hunted up Laura Gadsden.
The damsel, however, had in the
meantime become instilled with fear
of her desperate lover, and was also
afraid that the fact of his being
found near her would involve her In?
to trouble. She accordingly resolved
to aid the law in sending Tsaiah hack
to the chain gang, and accordingly
revealed to Constable White that he
was again coming to see her on Sat?
urday night. It was arranged that
she would entertain him until Con?
stable White, assisted by Graham,
was able to effect an entrance Into
the house and nab the escaped con?
vict. The coup was successfully car?
ried out late Saturday night, Isaiah
surrendered without a struggle.
It is stated that after Hamilton
had been brought back for the fourth
time the Colleton guards wero deter?
mined to prevent the negro from
again making his escape, and weigh?
ed him down with no less than two
hundred pounds of ball and chain.
When Tsaiah wished to talk a walk
he was forced to stop after every flUh
step in order to pull twenty yards
of heavy chain after him, which
would otherwise have made it im?
possible for him to go further. The
convict, however, suceeded in riding
himself of the impediment, and also
in eluding the vigilance of his guards
in spite of everything. Hamilton tvill
not be given another chance to break
his fetters on a chain gang, but will
be taken to Columbia, there to be
lodged behind the walls of the Pen?
Divorce tears up the roots and
pulls away the foundations of the
family and family life. Differ as we
may about the ground on which di?
vorce may be allowed, there is a con?
sensus of opinion in all churches that
divorce is a menace to society and
threatens ruin to the home.?Bishop
William C. Doane.
All the people who pose are not
models by any means. ?
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drawl us or photo, lor tnwt Marco tod Ir** report,
Five ikIvuc, li v to obtain pAMUta, trMM in.ii ks,
?WllsfctS,et*, |n all countries.
BlU&Hess direct v.-Ith WatkhtgtoH 9QVSS time,
t.i v on? I'ftt-n the pattnU
Patent and Infringement Practice Exclusively.
Writs of come to us nt
623 Nlrth MrtSt, opp. Unit?d St?t?i Patent OflceJ
washington, d. c.
TnADC Marks
Copyrights Ac.
AnTono ??P'KlItijf s nkolrh n?<l description mny
qut<*kly sacertnln pit? Opinion froo wliollu-r an
liiTontion Ii probably patsntable. Communlea.
tlutti ?trlctiyri iiildapitlsl. HANDBOOK on Patents
unit free OMont scencf for securing patents,
1'itirntS token through Munn & t o. r.-< <?!%???
ti?> ml ftoffef, witinut cIimtko, tu the
Scientific Jfntericatt.
A hsnseoniely Hlnstfstea' eessly. Lsrseit elr?
eolation "f nnjr leisntlfla lottrnal. n erm?, 13 n
ronr: four moot ha, 41. HoM i>y all r?wmi?-ni?>r^.
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sirailaiirrg theFtodanu^ula
ting tlie Stomachs and?oweis of
Promotes Digestwn?ketM
ness and rteslXontains neittxr
Opiimi .Morphine rorMiaeraL
Not Narcotic.
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The Kind You Have
Always Bought
Bears the
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JkcMe Softs
Qgrifkii S?gg ?
IWftofMH Fknrf.
Aperfeet Remedy for Constipa?
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Worms jConvulskms.Fevenslr
ncss ami Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signatare of 1
^Atb months old
Sj5 Doses-33CENTS
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
For Over
Thirty Years
Birnie's Drug Store,
5 W. Liberty St. Sumter, S. C.
Dealer In
Pure Drugs and Medicines,
TOBACCO. :: :: :: :: ::
Our stock is complete
and we cheerfully solicit
your patronage. :: :: ::
Pickling Season
E have just received our shipment of FRUIT
JARS. And to assist the housekeeper we
purchased the best quality of Pickling Spices, Vine?
gar, Extra Rubbers, Etc.
You make no mistake in purchasing our goods.
Have you some old jars that you have lost the
tops ? Probably you have some that leak at th
top. Then we suggest the
Come clown and look our stock over.
Our attention is polite.
A. A. Strauss ? Co.
??Where Quality Reigns."
favor of <>ur building materials
is that our house is the favorite
purchasing place f<>r builders who
have the reputation of putting up
the beet reeldences, public buildings
and stores In sumter. You get
nothing bttt the best here, whether It
lumbar or sash anal doors, and
III prices are beyond competition.
The Sumter Door, Sash & 3lind Factory,
j, \v. afcKelver,
Many are Called, but a Great
Many Go Back to Sleep.
We arc wide awake for banking business in every de?
partment and are prepared to make' good. No ac?
count too small and none too large to receive cour?
teous treatment. Remember the name and place
and take your business to

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