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?M UN I APPEAL FOR PRO?
HIBITION. State President Of W. fj. T. V., of W. C, Addressed Were* Aitenewce* Sunday. Bar trat address wm at the First church at 4 p. m. to the chlld fimmter and her appeal to the little one* was stirring, and at the aloes ef her spoeoh many boys and sjMb joined the I<oyal Temperance Le aad proealsed to help drive the King Alohol, away from Her aad vtctalty. At I p. m her eddreas to the Sum tar Baracae was of a high nsture. re CjeestJag the young mtn to do their to aid the cause of rlghteous aad save the home, the brother, the stater and the entire country. Her appeal was giyen profound attsntlon aw the targ.? crowd of Dances and young ladle* and was greatly enjoyed fcy all. To cap the climax of her great Gay's work for Ood and mankind was Isar beautiful address at the First M stool tat church Sunday night. The aharoh was crowded and Miss Moore displayed a flow of oratory that In every one present, with the of prohibition. Her remarks Impassioned and to the point, related many Instances where the Jies an* licensed saloons wsre crime aad on the other hand where prohibit! >u was sieving the Hear, the child, the home and the ajsgHy. las Moore Is a forc?ful speaker, kept her audience at close atten? dants g her ?ntire speech and the el prohibition and the cltlsens wf Sumter and vicinity as well at the W. C. T. U. were fortunate In having Miss Moore with them. She closed ^rfTJi an appeal to all men of voting %te of Sumter to go to the polls on Am*. 17th and vote for prohibition sad righteousness. Bring on ttae 'Vmgreewwoman! Colorado proposes to make the eu l>?wtsntnt of sending a woman to coit areea by electing one of its ablent ladjr agitators, politicians and cluh w >men as a member of the national . ?use of Representatives. It's a won? der tney didn't think of that long ago. With thousands of female clti aena rater-, they have never yet honored a woman by electing her to ? position la the Federal government, fax* e>n*n need a representative eamk't- a Tbelr vdee Is heard cv /Where \tt the land. why m\d th?*y t* excluded from tlig ? place where taik is a proleaaion ai 1 silence a disgrace? If shs got ru*s that neat of tame statesmen, a wngeast could tell 'em a few things, irri aWiH wau like to see Uncle Joe f i' awn try to deny the right of free sp? ?eh to a mad seffragette with Are ter glance and rats In her hair? It would be a grand s aht to see her r\mr to her place and. armed with an ounrewlla la one hand and a hatpin m the other, march down the aisle | ' ard run U.tcle Joe out of the speak? er's chair, while the suffragettes In the gallery cheered wildly and amid bjct' tsaa pelted the male members with ?l*t?. '.ropn and handbag bomb?. ftUer.ee a woman? The mere sugges >would make John Datsell shud Limlt a woman's approprla isaaur? James T. Tawney would, like ?aar -<l hacheler. resign the chalr asawnshtp of -the Committee on Appro 't/rlatiou A la ?> member could tell Chair? man H#*rra > Payne and the other tar? iff tollem and seamstresses more atoves, hosiery, lingeries, dress and other fixings than they dreamed. They wouldn't dare so rude :is to put a high tax on intimate articles of woman They wouldn't dare mention mit let1 In the presence of y shouldn't the ladies have koswoman In congress? They rui ejountry anyhow?that la. they the men who run the country? spend the country's money, they ke the country's trade, they stir moat of the disturbance In the nlry end do the country good. There are a lot of things a mere man Ones not vnderstani and needs to he told. And she would not hestlate to Uli him Bring on the congresswoman from Colorado* Let her. get her hair pin? ned on. her hat with Its mainsail set. k hboeker dress buttoned up k. and sally forth to con o scream ?Baltimore Sun. Economy. y Is gtWays admirable. A hatter, though. wa? dis gust ' other dsy with the econo I M ?i his shop. gray hair. . wrapped ha patH*r u his has I " he said. match my hah SsTaW alter an red The t* he hat up gsfatsa J ? I I. "I can sjat say h the hst Journal. AN6EL ON LIQUOR PLATFORM. Made an Addresa In Alken on Die* Supported by Whlakey Barrets. Alken. July 26.?The "profile" have always fondly laid claims on his ex? cellency, Martin F. Ansel, governor of South Carolina, and he Is acknowl? edged by everybody to be a local op? tion advocate, but when he paid his visit to Alken laat week he stood on a whlakey platform for an hour, any? way. It came about this way. When the committee was erecting the grand? stand on Main street for the governor to make an address from they were pulled about getting something tem? porarily that would hold up the plat? form. Some suggested procuring some whiskey barrels from the county dis? pensary for the purpose, as they are strong and durable. The suggestion waa carried out. and the platform was built cn liquor barrels. Catching the Corporations. The latest news from Washington Is that the preeident will be able to persuade the oongreas to adopt his tariff vlewe, and that agreement will be reached between the executive and legislative departments of the goverr - ment. There appears to be no doubt that the plan of taxing the Income of the corporations will be adopted, although It la not to be supposed that this measure will be accepted without running the gauntlet of the courts. The corporation plan la described as "a special excise tax with respect to the carrying on or doing business by such corporation," and we are admon? ished by the Chicago Tribune, a news? paper which is generally very level? headed In off years, that the point will be made that the right to carry on business as a corporation granted by the Slate Is not taxable by the Na? tional government. Some very good lawyers take this view. When a simi? lar proposition was aubmltted to the ?enate ten years ago Mr. Spooner, who was then a moat Important and in? fluential member of that body, admit? ted that while the national govern? ment might tax the property of corp sratlona, he doubted that It could tax the franchise of th corporation. "Is It not the Instrumentality employed by the State for a public purpose," he asked, "and la It not true that the power upon the part of the United , states to tax It at all involves the [*ower to tax it nut of existence, and nay not th<? Federal government dis? mantle the 8t ties so flit as corporate uKtrumentallty Is mnctrn^d* Th*? Tuoation is whether congress can any more tax the right to be of the cor" poratlon than the State can tax the federal oorporatftm." According to Judge Coeley, a tax on . corporate franchise "aeay or may 10t be "Just or politic'* If the bus4 leas be one, be said, "Open to free competition between corporations and individuals, and in respect to which corporation would enjoy no ?pacta 1 privdegea or advantages, a tax on the prlvllebe of conducting the business ander a corporate organisation would t>e wholly unresaonable and unjust." We do not believe that there is any necessity for such a tax. We do not hellere serlousls^hat it la within the power of the Federal government to Impose such a tax. We do not believe that such a tax would be in the inter? est of the people. We believe that it la simply an entering wedge to the ex? ercise of larger powers by the Federal government, that it Is an interfer? ence with the rights and authority of the States, that It is largely punitive In Its purposes and that the necessi? ties of the government do not re? quire such an extension of Its taxing powers. We do not believe that the courts will sustain the constitutional? ity of such i measure. We know that the government at Washington jun now Is In rath?r a close place on ac? count of the w.cked extravagances of the recent administration, but we do not believe th? t the way to remedy the evils of the Itooseveltian regime is resort to extraordinary measures. A simple stamp ti.x would put the treas? ury on Its feet again and would save the government from making the blunder now o;' placing new burdens upon the people; for, after all, the corporations, with some notable ex? ceptions, are owned and controlled by the people.?N?ws and Courier, July 24. "Mamma," said llttlo John, "Just made a bet." "You naughty boy, Johnny! What made you do It?" she asked. "I bet Billy Roberts my cap against two buttons that you'd give a penny to me to buy some apples with. You don't want me to lose my cap, do you ?" He got the penny. Natural Name. "'What's that you call your mule?" "I calls him 'Corporation,' " an? swered the old colored man. "How did you come to give him such a name?" "F'um studyln' de animal an' read In' de papers. Dat mule gits mo' blame an' abuse dan anything else in tie township an' goes ahead havin' his own way, Jos' de same."?Wash? ington Star. Will M>, Taft Help the People to Get Cheeper Clothing? President Taft will nnd food for se? rious reflection In the protest of the special committee of the National As? sociation of Clothiers against the in? equalities of the wool schedule of the Payne-Aldrlch bill. Mr. Taft has shown commendable activity In be? half of free raw materials?coal, Iron ore, lumber and hides. Has he given the matter of reduction of the duty on wool the consideration which all of his countrymen, except the wool growers and the wool manufacturing Interests, would like him to give? No? body believes that President Taft cares more for the interests of the shepherds of his native State?Ohio? than he does for the nation's welfare. For did not Mr. Taft say in a state? ment issued from the White House last week that aa president of the whole country it is his duty to place the welfare of the nation above tha; of local and sectional industries? The clothing manufacturers of the United States represent to the presl , dent that if the Dlngley duties on wool are continued in the new tariff bill, the people will be at the mercy of a combination of worsted mills and wool growers. The members of this combination constitute a com? paratively small proportion of the 90, 000,000 people of this country. It Is clear that the country ought to derive certain benefits from free lumber, Iron ore, coal and hides. Would It not be greatly to the advantage of the voters to have cheaper clothfasg aa well? The duty on wool 1? II cents a poured. If, Instead of a spe? cific duty which appllea to. the poor? est grades as well as to the best, the duty were levied on the value of the wool, there would be ns discrimina? tion against the poor aran. such as prevails under the Dingley act. Cheep wool, which enters into the clothing of the masses, should not be taxed as heavily as the finest quality of woof, from which the clothing? of the w?? to-do is made. The special committee of clothmg manufacturers;, of which Mr. S. B. Serrnebom, of Baltimore, is a mem? ber, presented! the reduction of tf>e duty on woo? as a "moral Issue." It Is eertainly that: It is unjust an de? prive the people of cheap clothing?, to swell the profits of manufacturers and wool grrwers. But it Is said to be too late now to reopen the wool schedule. It is nevar- too lata to* do what Is right. There ought tet be no statute of limitations on a raoral Is? sue. Will Mr. Taft help his country? men to gaS cheaper clothes?-?Balti? more Sun. Taft Will Visit Columbia. Presided Taft stated to Represen? tative AEken yesterday that he will visit Anderson and Columbia on his return from the Southwest.. The exact date has not ben decided upon yet, but will be arranged soosa EFFECT OF DEPRESSION. Recent Business Depression Affects Certain Classes?Promotes Habit of Idleaeao Good Wages and Plenty Of Employment Cannot Overcome lids Habit. Washington. Jully 21.?The recent business depression had a demoraliz? ing effect on certain classes of labor? ers, according to C. I* Oreen, inspec? tor in charge of the New York city branch of the division of information of he department of commerce and labor, who today submitted his re? port for the six months ending June 20 last, to T. V. Powderly, chief of the division. "Enforced idleness during this pe? riod caused them to resort to every known device to live without employ? ment," the inspector declares, refer? ring to a type of the erstwhile work? ing man. "Finding It possible to ex? ist, idleness seems to have become a habit, and now that the parks are pleasant and the fields hot, they pre? fer to enjoy the former, living as best they can." Inspector Green makes It plain,, however, that he does not mean by the loregoing statement to say not to imply that sse referred to all person?*, but only to certain classes. The report shows ?hat during the fiscal year juet closed 3.812 men se? cured employment in the various' States through information furnish? ed by his bureau. The report states thtsi, as compared? with previous periods, Che demand for farm laborers; has been abnormal, as. has also the demand far common la? borers, and the wages received show- j ed considerable improvemnt during] the last six months. OITIate a marked improvement occurred m the quality, though them was a falling off irs number of men applying for inform? ation, it is stated, and the percentage of applicants directed to employment? has materially increased for these rea? sons. I - Burning Sugar is Antiseptic. It is customary amsng the people iii many pa-xts of Bos-aria to bum sugar in sifck rooms. The practice is considered by physicians to be an in? nocent sujserstition, neither beneficial nor harmful. A Fuvnch physician has, however, recently demonstrated that burning sugar develops formic acetylenes-hydrogen,, one of the most powerful! antlsept?r gases known, says th<? New Yonk Tribune. Five grams of sugar were burned under a glass bell holding; ten quarts*. Af? ter the* vapor ha*i cooled gejems of typhus., consumption, cholera, small? pox, ejtc, were placed In the bell in open glass tubes, and within, half an hour all the mlgrobes were dead.' If sugar is burne<z In a closejd vessel containing pu trifled meat er rotten egg* the offensive odor disappears at once. fOllS D, OPPOSED TO INCOME TAX Ex-Post Factor Laws He hay*, Should Not Apply to Property Right* New York, July 25.?While he is not quoted directly, the New York World prints this morning; what pur? ports to be the substance of John D. Rockefeller's attitude on the pro? posed income tax. "His convictions," says the World, "he has expounded in substance as follows: " 'When a man has accumulated a sum of money in a legally, honest way, the people no longer have any right to share in the income result? ing from that accumulation. The man has respected the law in aecwmulat ing the money. Ex-post facto laws should not. apply to property rights. Man's right to undivided ownership of his property ?n whatever formi can? not be denied him In any process short of contts<rart^vn. "Concerning the opposition to the income tax with which Mr. Rockefltf ler Is credited, ft is estimated that it ,would mean a lrmar of between $15<V l OOfr to $400,000 to him on th rough ; 'estimate that hU income is between . !$I5rfO0,000 and rJXHOWOOO annually: I !One per cent of this would range j 'from $150,000 to $2JMUI00, while the ] maximum would ?b reached on the 2 ! ? par- cent basis." . * Reward mC Hmvesty. j One day last week a teacher h? | jBolton school picked up in <hr- street ; ia chamois bag, and, peeving inside, , j saw some diamonds. Advertise- j ments belling of the loss of $2,000 . iworth of diamonds led the school i teach* ear to the residence- af the own J;er, the wife of a downtown merchant, j Incidentally a reward was offered. ibut the woman who found them is of t character too high to make a reward a thing* to be considered in such a case. She carried the diamonds to the warman who Had lost: them and the latter seized! them with all the I joy that a woman couJd possibly ; show on the recovery of her jewels. "Aod now," said the woman, "you i t shall have a reward of $10 if you j take it out in tirade in my husband s shop*" The school teacher's sense of hu? mor- prevented her from* showine inv dis?utd. and she told t5e owner ttlBg Bhtf could nou. think off taking a se ward for common honesty, and was oni? too gladt to find the owner. "Dor* in^f the convsrsation the woman was counting the diamonds, and she sud? denly broke out with: "One of them Is missing! One of them is missing! What are yoa go fng to do about thatr* "The best I can de> about tharf,'*' re? plied the school teacher, "is to wish that more were missing. Good day." ?Cleveland Press. t AN OPEN UEnHOL W ill CosOn Ha* a Few Thing* to Say About Old Building? aud Peer Side? walk*. Committee on Old Building? in Firer Limits, Sttmter. S. C. Dear Sir:?The old store, No, ? West Liberty Street, known as the o'Donnell estate, next to the Maaonic Temple, is in a bad condition. The top wall is all popped open and is dangerous to passersby. The twelve or fourteen inch wooden moulding at the top attached to tire bricks Is sag? ged off from the witU, and if It should fall wkjle someone is passing, they would get injured, and it would kill a little child if it sfeowld strike it on the head. If yor. win go on the west side of the building you can j see where it sags off about three in I ches. Some of say friends want me to write about tlae side walk in front of Dr. China's Drug Stornv Fnelp's Grocery Store and the Savinge Bank, on North Mairr street. I may say it is in a bad condition. It is not fit for the ladies of thw city of Sumte r to walk them. One would imagine ev? ery person walking on that side walk to he drunk, because it is in a \ whole and out every step you> take, and you go reeling about and aimoet knock one another down as yew go laBswg. And up close to the buildings* you win find two or three large cavities in the side Walk where the brtcfc3 imive: sunk in six seven Inches. Why Chut side walk is not as good as* one sid^ walks down here? at Lanes. Too can walk straight in Lanes, and even if you had a little of the Dispensary fluid, you could go straight home; assd Here you run the risk, of knockaWg ?ut one- of China Drug Store's large glass windows when yo* have not med even one sip. Let's nepair that side walk even if we have to haul a litHIe of Lanes' side walk up here and flU it in. Will Costln.. A Lost Opportunity. Small boys are not aiWays as sym? pathetic- as their relatives wish, bat on the; ether hand, tltey are seldom as heartless as they sometimes asp pear. "Why are you crying so, Tommty?" ttt'yjtr'rd one of the b?rv ? aunts* who found! hf-r small nephew seated* en the av^rsteps, lifting 14? his voice in loud wails. ? The b-bab> fell *-down-otuia*a!" blubbered Tommy. "*>h, that's too bad," said the: aant, stepping over him and opening the door. "I do hope the- little dear wasn't much hurt!" "S-she's only hurt a little!" wailed Tommy! "But Dorothy s-saw her fall, while I'd gone to the g-grocery! I never se-seo anything!-'*?Youth's Companion. GREAT PREMIUM OFFERS TO SUBSCRIBERS OF THE Semi-Weekly Watchman and Southron ONE YEAR'S SUBSCRIPTION. 104 ISSUES. OF THE Semi-Weekly Watchman and Southron AND A PAIR OF ADJUSTABLE TENSION SPRING SHEARS STEEL SHEARS, OR A HAMILTON SAFETY RAZOR ALL FOR THE STEEL SHEARS given away an? manufactured of the very hlgest grade steel, perfectly tempered aud heavily nlekle-plated on a highly polished surface. 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