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Chief Justice Jone* Will Consider
An to Liquor Traffic Flection?Ah
rum 12 i- the Date.
Lancaster. Aug. *.? hlef Justice
Ira B. Jon?*?, havlrg received favor?
able responds from the Asaocl ?t>?
Justice?, hue called a meeting of the
Supreme Court to be held in Colum?
bia on August 12 at 11 o'clock a. m.
to hear the application made by At?
torney* Holman and (Jrace of Char?
leston on behalf of Thomas Jelllco.
petitioner, against the Charleston
election commlssloers, for a rule to
?how cause, the case Involving an
tack upon the constitutionality of the
recent state closing dispensaries
. end proving for election on An
TAFT LKAVKS CAPITOL.
Will May at Beverly Till Sept. 15,
Then Go on Western Tour.
t Washington. Aug. I.?Off for his
summer home at Beverly, Mass .
President Taft left Washington at
t 15 o'clock this afternoon. He oc?
cupied the private car "Olympia." at?
tached to the regular Federal express
over the Pennsylvania and New York.
' New Haven * Hartford railroads He
Will not return to Washington until
the middle of November next Re?
maining at Beverly with his family
until September IS. he will start West
that day or, a touf that will embrace
sll but sight or ten of the States of
the Union and both of the territories
In the fer Southwest.
JOHN O. CAPERS STEPS OUT.
otr the Treasury Announces
Appointment of Cnbell.
* Wsahlngton. August s.?Official an?
nouncement of the resignation of Jno
O. Capers, ef South Carolina, as com?
missioner of internal revenue, to take
effect September 1. and of the ap?
pointment of Royall E Cabell. pres?
ent postmaster of Richmond. Vs.. to
succeed htm, was made by the Secre?
tary of ths Treasury late today.
Elijah Rosey. a negro, died Tues?
day on Dr. Harley's farm near Plum
Branch from a blow with a stone
thrown by another negro. Mack Free
r m*n. on Monday night. Magistrate
*Blaok*rell held the Inquest Tuesdsy.
and Mask Freeman was sent to jail,
charged with the murder of the old
man. Several negroes had met at
Hooey's house and became Involved
hi a quarrel. Rosey was trying to get
these away from his house when he
j resolved a fatal blow. The negroes
under ths Influence of liquor.
?There Is more Catarrh In this sec?
tion of the country than all other dis?
ease* put together, and until the last
few years was supposed to be incur
ufcie. For a great many years doc
"tors pronounced It a l^cal disease and
prescribed local remedies, gnd by con?
stantly falling to cure with local
treatment, pronouueed it incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a
constitutions! disease and therefore
requires constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney a> Co.. Toledo, Ohio. I?
the only constitutional cure on the
market. It Is taken Jnternally In
doses from 1<> drops te a teaspeonful.
It acts directly on the blood and mu?
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It falls to cure. Send for circular*
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MANNING HAS EXTHl'SIASTIC
AM) HKLPFl'L It ALLY.
Much Interest Displayed?PeopP*
From Nearly Kvery jacitlOH Of
County Listen to Speaker*' PI??
Manning. Aug. 6-<-The educational
rally meeting was h*ld here today In
the auditorium of the new graded
school bulldtng and was fairly well
attended. Great lntorest was mani?
fested. Nearly all sections of the
county were represented.
The meeting was culled to order by
Prof. E. J. Browne, superintendent of
education of Clarendon County, who
made a short talk on the condition of
the schools under his jurisdiction. He
then IntiJduced Mr. W. C. Davis, a
member of the Board of Trustees of
the local school.
Mr. Davis said that it was no long?
er necessary to use argument to con?
vince people of the need of education
and that it was one of those good
things to be had only by being p?ld
Tor and that It had been proved that
the most practical way of paying was
by taxation. Hla idea is that to get
the best result from these taxes that
there, should be only one school ;n
each district, that It should be In the
centre and the districts should be
?mall, comprising not more than a
radium of four miles. He also made
some valuable and equitable collec?
tion of school taxes.
Superintendent Browne next Intro?
duced Mr. A. H. Gasque, County Su?
perintendent Of Education of Flor?
ence County. Mr. Gasque spoke
briefly of the progress made in lm
I roving educational facilities and sug?
gested means by which further Im?
provements might he made. Also
talked on the many problems con*
fronting the educational board?,
thinks that one of the greatest of
these Is the selection of proper teach?
ers. Told of the great influence a
teacher might have In a community
and the results that may be obtained.
Thinks that the act of the legislature
In making appropriation for the aid
of rural schools was a good one and
to be commended.
Mr. S. H. Edmund 4, superintend?
ent of city schools of Sumter, was
next Introduced. Mr. Edmunds spoke
briefly of the great work of the teach?
ing force of the State and of the
credit due them, of the economic
value to a government of an educated
Mr. H. E. Smith, trustee of Candy
Grone township,* next made aj short
talk on the difficulties to be Snet in
the management of rural schools.
Also mentioned the great Importance
of electing competent county superin?
tendents of education. Advocating
forming rural districts by combining
schools and building larger and bet?
ter school houses.
Mr. Charlton Dultant. member of
the County Board of Education, next
made a brief address on the boys' ag?
ricultural clubs, saying that all pos?
sible encouragement should be given
them as agricultural knowledge and
development is of the utmest impor?
tance to any State.
Col. A. R. Banks, of Columbia, was
? he last speaker. Said that the ground
had been about covered by the pre?
ceding speakers, that he wanted to
vindicate South Carolina of some of
the things said about her by people
of other States: compared the school
levy of this State with that of New
York and stated that considering
sparse population and low property
values this State waa doing about a?
much as any other for education. He
then talked of the aim of education.
That ft enables one not only to do
more work but to do It In a better
The man with "push" Is usually a
long ways ahead of the man with a
Men who quit trying to do good be?
cause they meet with rebuffs are not
the men who accomplish things.
The city of Sumter should congrat?
ulate herself on the large number of
improvements being made within her
border^ Business Is good and gen?
eral prosperity exists, as is proven by
the large expenditure of money for
these Improv. msnts.
The Osteen Publishing Companys
building Is being enlarged and made
Lhree stories high.
There will be a laymen's meeting
in the interest of missions at Man?
ning August 10 and 11. The Meth?
odist. Ilaptist and Presbyterian breth?
ren will unite and work and talk t<>
getner. A large attendance is ex
Sullivan Wareham, Mrs. Wnrehani.
Carrie Darawol] and Larry Darnwelli
s vi nUt Day Adventlsts, who weit
trod ni <;r??enville on the charge Of
Working 0g the Sabbath. picking
trawberrles, were found not guilty.
Coin niinh-d from the tears of wid?
ows and orphan* will r.ever purchase
a ticket to heaven.
Would the Kteal-Les* Watermelon
Cause an Uprising?
Mr. Luther Burbank. the California
gentleman who hat been at work for
so many years in reforming nature
and showing her how to grow things,
is said to he engaged in the m;mu
facture Of the seedless watermelon.
The spin- !?? - oaeius was all right, be
cauat the cactus has no use for Q
spine. The Itonelesi plum was a pip?
pin, and the seedless orange has be?
come so popular that now it squirts
its juice on the shirt bosoms of near?
ly every home. Even the Shasta
daisy, which is big enough to make a
buttonhole bouquet for an elephant,
excited no particular protest.
But in this latest adventure Mr.
Burbank is Invading a dangerous field
The watermelon belongs peculiarly to
the Southern States. It Is as much a
Southern product as colonels or pretty
girls, and reaches its perfection only
in that blessed region south of Mason
and Dlxon's line. From 'he levels of
Florida to the fields of "Anne Aran
el" county, in Maryland, it runs and
blooms and grows into its fruitage of
oval green. From the time the tiny
little melon begins to form like a
knob to that glad day when its heart
resounds with a mellow "plunk" to
the thump of the farmer, its pr-'gress
is watched by the whiU proprietor
wllii conscious pride, while through
the cracks of the fence are seen the
eyes' of the Afro-American lit with
longing and desire. ?
If Mr. Erroank wants to do the
white farmers a great service, he will
let the seeds alone and get to- work
on the invention of a steal-less wa?
termelon If he can devise some
method by which the melon will be
fastened firmly to the vine, so that
it cannot be separated until the own?
er comes along with the combination
and unlocks it, he will revolutionize
the melon industry. For under pres?
ent conditions the melon is the most
evanescent of fruits. Many a farmer
finds that it Is "here today and gone
tomorrow.' He knows that the col?
ored man upholds his inalienable
right to life, liberty and the pursuit
of watermelons. If Mr. Burbank will
Invent the steal-less melon, the white
planters of the South will rise up and
call him blessed. They will shower
fortune upon him and at every melon
feast his toast will be drunk in the
best on hand.
But will he have the heart to do it
when he finds that he will be taking
the watermelon out of the mouths of
the millions of that race that has so
recently emerged into the glad and ir?
responsible light of freedom? Can he
bear the weeping and walling In a
million cabins from the Susquehanna
to the Rio Grande? , When the melon
season approaches now you can hear
them singing every moonlight night:
Chicken am good, ham bone am
Possum meat am bery, bery fine;
But gib me, oh, gib me, I really wish
Dat watermillton grow in* on de
And if it ipn't "gib" to 'em, they go
out and take it.
The invention of the steal-less wa?
termelon would be a blow to the col?
ored brother in his most vital spot.
It would hit him right in ti?e bread?
basket. He might lose his vote with?
out a murmur, lose his job with de?
light, lose his liberty with a laugh,
but he will not lose his watermelon
without * struggle. Unless Mr. Bur?
bank wishes to cause trouble In the
South, unless he is prepared to bear
the blame of a great uprising of the
colored race, he will do well to be?
ware how he monkeys with the mel?
on, which is loved in every mouthful
and sacred In every seed.?Baltimore
The man who is depriving himself
of the comforts of life in order that
he may lay up a bank account is
cheating himself. No person is so far
from real enjoyment in this life as
It has been calculated that It tool;
Orvllle Wright 14 minutes and 42
seconds to earn that $5,000 bonus. It
has taken him some time, however,
to get ready to do the earning.?The
The farmers of Camden are work?
ing for good roads. Hundreds of
people attended a good roads meeting
at Kershaw last Saturday.
It seems to us, however, that the
"Atlanta spirit" is rather over-reach?
ing Itseif when the exciting tidings
that a glrl'l peach-basket hat was
burned in the Atlanta depot, is sent
oul over the press wires to a waiting
world- The State.
steiia?Are they economical7 Hel?
la? Yes; they eioped to saw the cost
Of a wedding and are living happily
to save the cost of a divorce.--New
it is too bad thai Senators TUlman
und Smith are not on their job In
Washington to help Senator Bailey In
his proposed filibuster against the
"Shall the Children fio oat to
Are you hesitating, wavering, un?
decided about sending John or Mary
to high school or college this fall?
Hesitate no longer. The course in
college or in the high school may
double your son s or your daughter's
earning capacity and, better still, give
him or her a breadth of vision and a
nobleness of purpose whi^h could
never have come without it.
There might be such a thing as a
people making a too lavish expendi?
ture for school training; but we in
the South have never yet been guilty
of that offense. We may have spent
unwisely, but that is a very different
matter. There are, no doubt, cases
where father and mother have placed
too heavy burdens on themselves to
send the children to college; but there
is, in the unwisest of such instances,
a worthy, even ,if misguidedfl spirit
of heroism; and for every such case
there are a hundred cases where the
parents have failed to do enough,
either from false notions of economy
or because their own ignorance was
so dense that they could not even
comprehend the advantages of educa?
tion for others?most piteous tragedy
of all where darkness thus perpet?
uates itself and never even knows the
We believe In training every child
to help himself, in trying to inspire
him with the desire for an educaton
and then In letting him help pay for
it. We would not for one minute ad?
vise any father to wear himself out
tq send his boys to college or high
school and give them a good time;
but wnenever the young man or the
young woman has a real desire for
knowledge and makes an earnest ef?
fort to attain It, the parents can well
afford to make sacrifices, if necessary,
to gratify that desire and realize that
Yes, send the boy or girl to the
college or high school. We some?
times hear a great deal about the
rare men and women who In their
eagerness to accomplish things over?
come all the obstacles which the lack
of educational advantages placed in
their path and went on to usefulness
and success. Such stories are ever
Inspiring; but to conclude from them
that the advantages offered by the
well-ordered training of the schools is
of small consequence, Is an altogeth?
er unwarranted conclusion. No one
can tell how much more such a man
might have accomplished If he had
had the advantages of high school,
college, and university; and while the
few strong, indomitable souls may be
able to overcome the handicaps of
Ignorance and undisciplined thought,
remember that for thousands of oth?
ers these same handicaps have meant
defeat in the race of life?unrealised
ambitions and unfruitful labors.
Cross the Rubicon, make the de?
cision, about your boy or girl, if he
or she is really eager for the ad?
vantages of an education and willing
to do his or her part in getting it:
that should be the only test.?Pro?
The* Lesser of Two Evita.
On the first Sunday of their visit in
Chicago the successful merchant es?
corted his parents to a fashionable
church. Some of the hymns' were fa?
miliar, and in their rendition the visi?
ting pair contributed heavily, with
the credit for volume in favor of the
Although not always In correct time
and sometimes in discord, yet the Joy
of the good couple leaped forth in
joyous praise, and they did not see
the glowering looks of nearby wor?
ships or the flushed face of their
"Father," observed the merchant
that afternoon, while his mother was
taking* her accustomed nap, "in our
churches the congregation does very
little singing; it is left entirely to the
"I know, my boy," said the old
gentleman, as he lovingly placed a
hand on his son's shoulder, "that it
was very embarrassing to you this
morning, but if I hadn't sung as
loudly as I did the people would have
heard your mother."?Youth's Com?
If Mr. Taft is satisfied with the
tariff bill as passed by the house on
Saturday, and Mr. Payne is pleased
with it, ano Senator Aldrich has what
he wants, it is a sure thing that the
meat mass of the common people
have been saddled with "an old man
of the sea.''
Charlie Williams, col ?red, who was
recently arrested in Lexington, on the
( hargS of robbing half a dozen
houses, has made a confession. He
implicates Others, but does not know
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Women Tun Teach Elements of Agri
The assumption that a woman can?
not teach agriculture, cannot teach
the scientific truths about soil, chem?
istry and plant physiology, unless she
has been a field hand, is absurdly il?
logical when one comes to think of
it in all its bearings. First of all. un?
derstand that in teaching the text?
book on agriculture, the teacher
is not teaching farming, but Is
simply teaching those scientific
facts and principles which have
practical application in farming:
?a very different thing, and a
fundamental and fatal mistake is
made by nine people out of ten by
misconceptions right at this point.
And these scientific truths and prin?
ciples can be taught with advantage
by any intelligent teacher who makes
up her mind to do it. especially if
she be farm-bred. One does not need
to be a centenarian and a soldier in
order to teach history; It is not re?
quired that a teacher travel around
the world before teaching geography;
she need not have robbed graves and
dissected corpeses before teaching
physiology. Why argue then that she
must have broken steers and stem?
med tobacco before teaching the
scientific truths about soil chemistry
and plant physiology that have prac?
tical application in the business of
Moreover, upon this very point of
text-books, we should like to remind
the earnest young women who com?
pose the bulk of the South's teach?
ing force that if a teacher has stud
led the text-book properly, she prob?
ably knows a great deal more of "the
knowledge teachable things" about
agriculture than of the "knowable,
teachable things" about history,
geography or physiology?subjects
which she regards herself as thor?
oughly competent to handle.
You don't have to know how to
hitch a mule to the plow in order
to teach why it doesn't pay to plow
deep and cut the corn roots in two
at laying-by time; you need not know
how to run a guano distributor in or
' I ?**?
der to teach the effects of potash,
phosphoric acid, and nitrogen in
plant growth; you need not know
how to cure cowpea hay to teach how
nitrogen gathered by the cowpea will
enrich the land; you need not know
how to shuck corn to teach which
type of ear has been found to be the
best for corn production; you need
not even have milked cows in order
to teach that the Babcock test will
show which dairy cows are paying
and which are not; nor need you
have butchered steers in order to
teach that with a Jersey cow and a
Polled Angus, the Jersey is better for
the dairy and the Angus for beef.?
Paul Jones was seriously cut by J.
T. Rogers at Bath, in Aiken County.
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Some mon chase an ld? ? I tth the
same excitement that dog chases his
own tail?and wonder why they do
so, just as the dog wenden . ben he
has caught it. ' ?
If the Southern farmers would in?
sist on wrapping their cotton in cot?
ton bagging, it wouldn't innke- any
difference to them whether there was
or was not, a tariff on jute bagging.
A New Back for an 01dt One?Horn
It is Done in Sumtcr.
The back aches at times with dull,
indescribable feeling, making ' yoii
weary and restless; piercing- pains
shoot across the region of the 'kid?
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to stoop is agony. No use to rub .or
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