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By Beatrice Fairf
It's just so much time
a remedy, but don't w(
ing yourself and every,
Did you ever hear t]
"The worry cow W(
, If she had not lost
But she feared her
So she worried her.
There are hundreds of us behav
We are worrying over what we
what we are afraid we vill do.
Now, the one thing we might v
we#re doing at present.
But we are so occupied with wl
is to come and cannot be forseen. t
ours to make or mar.
Worrying produces a state of m
Don't worry over tomorrow: yc
take care of itself.
No person is more depressing th
ting and can't enjoy life for fear sor
Try to make the most of every j
See the bright side of things ra
Oh, the comfort of meeting a pe
of fuss and worry:
Serenity is a beautiful thing. C
minds are at peace. and peace canni
,an do much toward achieving it by
The fretful face can never be I
ing and features may be.
But there are some faces plain
sheds a positive benediction abroad.
Sometime when you are walkii
expressions on the faces you pass.
Nine out of ten will wear a wo
Relaxation seems unknown to t
Men. women. and even chlidre
pitch. They begin to worry before
until sleep closes their eyes at nigi
Don't spoil today by yesterday
what you have. and above all things
nothing good or bright or beautiful c
Your troubles are not any worse
But if you fret and worry ove:
imaginary troabies to spoil your lif
'The Later D;
By William Cong
HE chemist examines
T factory puts out, in s(
use. Three-fourths of
owe their existence w
/ petroleum industry. I
fronm the glycerine re
myriads of buttons used speak of ti
slaughter house floor.
The by-products, having been th
grown to such proportions as to 'out
was formerly waste is today the st
tured product having become the by
the old method of "burning charcoa
covered with turf. and then set on
week, wvhile the pile was watched d,
and consume as well as char. Fina
obtained. By this method three-qu
peared. An investigation proved tb
to the charcoal produced was lost, 1
and acetic cold. One per cent see
these products are of prime imp,
-changed. The wood Is piled on ste
bers heated by furnaces. Here a fe
number of weeks in the older proce
the volatile portions pass off. Linm
.alcohol condenes, and the gas is
Should this gas furnish insufficient
one cord of wood furnishes the mex
The process then becomes. not
for the manufacture of wood-alcoh'
wood alcohol made in the 'United St
the acetic acid another million. whi
would 'sell for less than this last fig
By General~ W. H
SOLDIER who i's not in
Arice-paddies and moun
this 'fact . :duced the
lands to introduce a r
9 optional work and plac
pany duties. The inst
a period quite equal to
during which athletics were the ma
dental It was even provided that;
incurred in line of duty.
The companies were given sev
of training. A list of military and
anununced and the four companies
winning company designated to comn
panics representing the three hatta
competition to determine which con:
successful companies were f. en brc
partment athletic meet. wh teh took
aros Island. opposite the city of Iloil
The individual events were qui
team events excited admiration an<
and low wall scaling 'were marvelic
The delivery of ammunition to t
mile course, including the saddling
seven minutes estabishes records w
No More FX
By George Harve
SHERE are the forbidden
WArmniflus Vambery co~
of his life, has becom
the whilomI inviolate,
, get his passport vised
- I Turkestani. Merv. the
cessible, is now a Russ
veiled by the Younghusband expedit
to Jerusalem. and the day is not f
snorting past the tomb of Mohamm<
eyeshot of the Black Stone of Mecca.
mander of the Faithful by virtue 01
Abbassids Caliph, has authorized an
railway from Damascus to the holy
pushed from the oldest continuous
through Syria to a point near Petra
the Roman Empire. which command:
is less than a hundred miles dist''
erly of the two bays which pro. ad
An average of thirty-five prisone
annually are lashed at the whippi:
post in Delaware.
A chief source of wealth of Japan
The Pennsylvania Railroad I:
learned that the legal name Cf one
its chief tribumry e:ic'es is "P
burgh." and has given orders to a
the "h" v the name' whe-n the to
has occasion to prini it. On hote! '
iste-rs the name is u~Si8ally wii t
"Pts.' or 'Ptrg." There set mns to
an opening here for a poet .to poi
out that the drummer writes no fir
'h." but he gets there all the san
which 3, after all, the chief funce:i
of the enraod.-Harner's Weeekl'.
wasted. If things go wrong, try to find
ar yourself out, soul and body, by worry
ie rhyme about the "worry cow?" It runs:
uld have lived till now,
iay would not last all day,
elf to death."*
ing in exactly the same way as that 'oo1
have done. what we have not done. and
orry over with some reason is the thing
mit is past and can't be helped, and what
hat we neglect the golden present that is
ind that unfits one for clear judgment.
u take care of today and tomorrow will
an the one who is always fussing and fret
iething will go wrong.
:v or pleasure that comes your way.
tier than tho da-k.
son whose brow is not snarled up by lines
f course it can only come to those whose
)t come to all of us. But un-doubtedly we
controlling our inclinatio: to fret.
>eautiful, no matter how perfect its color
of feature whose serenity of expression
iz on a crowded thoroug'afare, watch the
e average American.
r. are continually strung to the highest
they are out of bed, and they don't stop
and tomorrow: make the very most of
don't look and talk as though there were
than other people's.
every trifle you will accumulate enough
.-New York American.
y Qf Alchemy
nd scrutinizes every kind of waste the
rch for something that can be made of
-:he prepared paints on the market today
holly or in part to the by-products of the
'arload after carload of dynamite comes
covered from the "sweet waters" of the
nd the waste of the soap-maker. The
eir rise from the hoofs and horns of the
us called tc the aid of the industries, have
-ank some of the oldnr interests, and what
ple article produced. the former manufac
product. Some are doubtless familiar with
," in which the wood was piled in heaps,
fire. The smoke rose lazily wek after
t and night lest the fire should break out
v the mound was torn apart and the coal
arters of the weight of the wood disap
at an amount of fuel-gas equal in weight
)esides about one per cent of wood alcohol
ms a small fraction, but in this instance
rtance. Today the process is entirely
el cars and run into huge masonry cham
w hours accomplish the work of the same
ss. The charcoal stays on the cars while
e takes the acid out of the mixture. the
iped around to the furnaces and burned.
uel, the charcoal is burned also. and thus
uns of heating the next.
one for the production of charcoal, but
I and acetic acid. This one per cent of
ates alone in one year is worth $4,000,000.
l the whole amount of charcoal produced
.Carter. U. S. A.
fine condition is not of much v'alue in the
:ain jungles of Filipinia. A recognition of
general in command in the Visayan Is
.ew system which remov* ' athletics from
es it as one of the most important of coin
ruction was turned over to captains, and
that alotted to rifle practice was set aside
in features and other military duties inci
iy injury received should be reported as
eral months in which to pursue a course
thletic events for a department meet was
of each battlion were tried out, and the
pete in a regimental meet. The three com
lions -of each regiment then engaged in a
pany should represent the regiment. The
ught together in a battle royal at the de
place at the new "shelter" post on Guim
te rp to the standard, while the military
'won the highest encomiums. The high
he firing line with packmules, over a half
and packing of the mules. in less than
hich it 'will be difficult :o beat.-Harper's
cities of our youth? Samarcand, which
Id only penetrate in disguise at the risk
a familiar as a household word. Khiva,
:an be visited by any traveller who can
by the Governor General of Russian
historic entrepot of an oasis once iniac
ian railway station. Lhassa has been un
in. Anybody can go by rail from .Joppa
r distant when the iron horse will run
d at Medina. and landi passengers within
The Sultan Obdul-Hanrid, acting as Coin
the title transmitted to him by the last
d helped to finance the construction of a
city of Islam. Already the line has been
ly inhabited city on earth southward
which was so long a frontier fortress of
Sthe road from Asia to Egy'pt, and which
from the Gulf of Akatah, -:he most east
e like prongs from the head of the Red
r her coal. of which ,000,000 tons were
~mined in 1901.
The average of birtbQ in London is
is 11,000 a month.
Kansas as Center of Universe.
as Thomas A. McNeal. Kansas state
of printer, believes the state to be "the
centeCr of the univer-se." and he justi
fib Iis b elief in this convincing way:
- scetists have noted that if a mar
starts fromr Kansas arnd travels east
ward and keeps going until Kansas i
"aai reachedi andl then takes thi
tsame .iourne'y. but starring to the west
n ward., theC distanice traveled is precise
1y the same."
min is His name on our work that
make 9 worthy.
PALMETTO CROP CONDITIONS
Weather and Crop Conditions as Vies
ed by the Department.
Columbia, S. C., Special.-The weu
ending 8 a. m. April 17th, averagt
slightly cooler thaa usual but the d
partures from normal were small unt
the 16th when the temperature fe
rapidly and to the morning of the 171
when it was below freezing over tl
central and western parts of ti
State, with killing frosts as far eas
ward as Williamsburg county at
heavy frosts along the coast. Thei
are as yet no reports available as I
the extent and severity of the damas
caused by the frost except in the %
cinity of Columbia where practicE
ly all garden truck, corn and oth,
young crops were killed. The dama,
was likely more serious to the wes
ward where the temperature was lo
er. There are no reports availab
as to the effects of the frost on fru"
which up to this time was in a vei
promising condition, except in parts
the extreme northwestern countii
where some was killed by the frost i
the 7th. The precipitation was gene
il during the week, and was exce
sive in portions of the central, westei
and extreme northwestern countiE
Scattered localities had hail on tl
9th and 13th. The rainfall rang
from less than one to over four inchc
greatly delaying operations in t]
western half of the State and par
of the eastern. A a rule the rainfe
was needed and proved beneficial
grain crops, garden and truck.
Corn planting was continu
over the western counties, bl
made slow progress. In the eastei
counties replanting is under way. ar
most of the early corn is up to fa
to good stands, and some has receiv
its first cultivation. Cut worms d
much damage in places.
Preparation of lands for cotton
nearly finished over the eastern cou
ties, and made some progress ov
the western ones. Planting is nea
ing completion in a few localities, b1
generally is less than half finished ax
was delayed by the wet soil in t1
central and western counties. Son
cotton is up to stands. In the great
portion of the State it is probable th
I practically all cotton and corn that
up will need be replanted owing
The wheat and oats crops ma(
marked improvement in appearan
and growth during the week, especi
ly spring oats, that were greatly ben
fitted by the rains. Some tobacco h.
been transplanted in Marion count
The acreage to be planted to tobac4
will be somewhat larger than last yes
Rice planting is nearly finished in t)
Collecton district, and the conditio:
for planting are favorable in tC
Georgetown district. Truck was doli
well, with heavy shipments of bear
peas, radishes and strawberries und
way. It is believed that truck was mi
teria~y damaged in districts somewh
remote from the coast, but the amou:
Iof injury cannot be stated in th
week's bulletin, and may prove to ha
Ibeen slight. J. W. Bauer, Section I
Crittenton Home Exercises to Tal
Place Easter Monday.
The exercises of laying the corne
stone of the Charlotte Crittenton Hom
which is located at the corner of M
Dowell and Ninth streets, will tal
place Easter Monday. April 24th, at
o'clock. Mr. Charles N. Crittenton, wi
be present and participate in the exe
cises. This will be an occasion of
little interest, and will furnish an
tractive opportunity to the people
the city to see the beautiful and col
modious building now nearing compl
Peaches Killed in Georgia.
Gainesville, Ga., 'Special.-Almo
the entire peach crop in northea
Georgia was killed by Sunday night
freeze. Growers state that there wi
not be enough peaches grown for
single shipment. Vegetables of
kinds were hurt. The thermomet,
registered 29 degrees and ice was ha
an inch thick.
Joseph Jefferson Very Low.
West Palm Beach. Fla.. Special.-TI
condition of Joseph Jefferson, the veti
i-an actor. has undergone a change f<
the worse, and the outook for his reco
er- is not so hopeful. Physi-ians hai
been in constant attendance at his bei
side and report him as very weak Mo:
In response to an inquiry as to M
Jefferson's condition. Dr. Potter sal
Mr. Jefferson is very low." It is r<
ported that the members of his famil
who are not a'.ready with him hal
been telegraphed to come
The corpora~ion of Hastings. En:
land, decided the othe' day that
couldn't afford to invite the Prince
Wales to open its new waterworks th
summer. It would have cost $10,00
and Hastings is a well-to-do seaside r
sort of 60.000 population. The Prini
of Wales is not popular.
Mr. J. Sumter Moore has been a.
pointed general manager of the Oly.
pia, Granby, Richland and Capital C
The confraternity of bell ringersi
known in Britain as '-the exercise,"
the dramatic' professionl is knowna
-the professionl." A bell ringer is
-member of the exercise."
The mascot of a British infantr
reiment. a monkey, has been dishono:
hv discharged from the service fC
absence withoeut leave a-nd larceny cor'
mttedl in neighboring poultry yard
Hei is new serrinlg a life term in th
It is noticed in England as a serion
fat that most of the Jewish soldier
who died in the Boer war, and in whios
memory a tablet was rec-ently erects
in a Lndon syagogtne. belonged to th
GREAT PLAYER DEAD
Joseph Jefferson, Pri'!ce of Americav
Actors, Passes Away
TilE END CAME SUNDAY EVENIM
Le Di.tinguished Actor's Condition Grc.,
e Steadily Worse Saturday Night
When It Became Apparent That th<
Heroic Struggle of Days Had Ex
o hausted His Vitality-Illness Origi
e nally Contracted by Discretion ir
Eating While cn Fishing Trip Wit
West Palm Bearh, Fla.. Special.
Joseph Jefferson died at his home, "Th(
Reen, ' at ialeni 1,ach. at 6:15 o'clcelb
Sunday evening. The end came after -
t, day of unconsioUSneSS and after a he
y roic struggle of Cays, which had ex
hausted his vitality. At his death be&
were his wife, his sons, Charles B. an
s Frank Jefferson; his nurse. Miss Mabel
> Bingham: Dr. R. B. Putter. and hi
faithful old servant, Carl Kottler.
The end was not a surprise to hi:
ramily. Eve,' since his last sinkin.
spell, which came after a rally o.
s. Thursday morning. and which was fol
lowed by an improvement until Friday
d the family has been waiting for th
end. Mr. Jefferson's condition Satur
s- day night grew steadily worse. and
ie the family, who'had retired. were sum
ts moned from their beds and Dr. Potter
was called-. The patienCs condition con
tinued to grow weak all through to
t day, and the brief bulletins from th(
beside contained no wo:ds of encour
it The sickness of Mr. Jefferson, whici
ended in his death, was contracted. it
n is believed, while on a recent visit tc
Ld his son, Charles B. Jefferson, at Hob(
ir Sound, a few miles above Palm Beach
where he went to meet his friend
former President Cleveland. It is be
d lieved that from a slight indiseretior
in his eating there, he suffered an at
is tack of indigestion. Since his return tc
his home, this condition grew steadily
worse, with slight rallies, until the
r. The body of Mr. Jefferson will bE
it taken to Buzzard's Bay on a specia
train, accompanied by all the member
d :f his family who are here. It will
e reach New York Wednesday morning
e and the family hope to reach Buzzard'
er Bay the evening of that day.
r It was on April 1st that Mr. Jeffersor
.t went to Hobe Sound to meet Mr. Cleve
is land and other friends at the home ol
o his son, Charles B. Jefferson. The party
spent about a week there, and during
that time there were frequent fishing
e When Jefferson became ill he return
L- ed at once to The Reefs and was taker
to his room on the second floor of thi
:ottage, which Is only 100 feet from thE
s cean, and where he could watch thE
y. sea. The weather was favorable
o throughout his illness. Dr. Potter, thE
family physician at the Florida home
' lived three miles from The Reefs, and
e went only occasionally to the bedsid
s of his patient, feeling that Mr. Jeffer
Sson might survive.
On Thursday he was well enough tc
Stake nourishment ar~d to retain it. Ai
s,:ne time he called for chicken broth
r and then thought he was well enough
-to eat the meat. But this was denied
ahim. Dr. Potter was so confident Thurs
ii day at 4 o'clock that he told a reportet
1s at the time that he believed Mr. Jeff
Serson would recover.
New York, Special.-Mr. Jeff':rsoI
was president of the Players' Club, it
this city, end the news of his deati
was received with many expression.s
ce of regret. The Playe'rs' Club has had
no member more in-.erested in its wel
.fare than Mr. Jefferson, and none that
worked more untiringly. With Edwir
Booth,. Lawrence Barrett, Augustir
~Daly. A. HE. Palmer. Brander Matthews
e John Drew. S. L. Clemens and several
- ethers ,Mr. Jefferson signed articles oi
Iincorporation for the club in 1888, ani
he was elected to the board of direc
-tors. In 1893, his portrait by Sargen1
c Iwas hung on the wall of the club.
t gift from Booth and Barrett. Afte:
the death of Mr. Booth, in 1893. Mr
Jeff erson was elected president of the
nclub, and has been re-elected to tha1
e. office at every annual meeting since.
He presided. at the memorial meet
ing, November 13, 1895, at the Madi
son Square Concert Hall. in this city
ini commemoration of Edwin Booth':
t present 60th birthday, upon which oc
Icasion he delivered an address, intro
t ducing as the speakers of that occas
ssion Parke Godwin. Tommasc'o Salvin
ill Henry Irving and the poet, George E
IWoodbury. On the founders' night
aDecember 31, 1893, he delivered an elo
Iquent address as president, recallinl
rthe memory of Mr. Booth in simpli
and tauching words.
Mr. Jefferson was at every Founders
Night annually until 1S90. when he
Iwas rabsent on account of illness: no'
was i.e permitted to be present on thc
recurrence of th-at occasion, which 31b
esences were sometimes caused by ill
.health, but principally on account os
activity in his calling.
rIn 2ompensation for his absence foi
-the Founders' Night. and in honor o!
e womca friends af "the players," h<.
[. was present and contributed to the
pleasure of Ladies' Day whenever po.
sible. The nec.essity of spending the
winter in a Southern climate had pre
. IVEnited hinm from being present in t h
:club :.louse, except for occasional briel
visit:', in late years.
Joseph Jefferson was born in Phila
delphia, Februa~ry 20, '1829. and wa:
e looked upon as the dcan of the dra
Imatic profeossion in this country.
Want Ur.,on With Greece.
. ranea. Island of Crete, By Cable.
i The Cretan Chamber of Deputies was
ope -aed by Prince George, of Greece
~Ithr high commissioner of the powers
w! -. in his speech. 'blamed the revo
Ir''>nists and declared his readiness t<
" t every reasonable reform proper
ly proposed. On the withdrawal of thC
prince, the Chamber of Deputies unan
imously declaredl irT favor of the unior
of Crete and GreeCe. and the deputies
Sproceeded to the palace, to so infornr
.Tomn Watson's Daughter Weds.
Augusta, Ga.. Special.-A special tc
The Chronicle fro C Thomson, Ga.
says: "Miss Agrnes Watson. the only
daughter of Hen. Thomas E. Watson
r was married at the home of her' par
ents in Thomason. Ga.. to Mr. Osca:
S. Lee, a me:'chant. Owing to the ef
fcts of a recent il ncss. due to the ae
cidental taking of an overdose of mcdi
eine, the young lady is still under the
care of a nurse, an:l the marriage ce:-e
mony was madle as simple and brief as
possible. The hone:'moon will be spent
A HOUSE WARMING
The Opening of the Thornwell Orphan
age After the Fire Disaster.
When the fire occurred at the Thorn
well Orphanage on the 4th of Novem
ber last, there were hard times for a
while for two hundred orphan children.
i They had neither pantry nor store
house, and had "old mother Hubbard
gone to the supboard." she would have
[ound that the cupboard was not bare;
it was gone: All the pickles and pre
serves and dried fruit and other little
3supplies fixed up for the winter use
were gone up in smoke. And in addi
tion. all the flour and meal and bacon
and rice and molasses and vinega: and
sugar and tea a:d coffee had been food
for the devouring flames, There was
not even a kitchen left, much less a
;torehouse: but the people (God bless
the people, their hearts are all right:)
the people came to our rescue and now
we have completed and are ready to
>pen a handsome new building 100 feet
one way by 65 th.e other. It is cover
td with tin and it took fifty-five squares
to cover it. The floors are of brick laid
in cement. It has been furnished with
ranges and stoves. The Majestic Range
Company of St. Louis. gave us a splen
did new range and two portable bakers.
But it woefully lacks something. There
'is not a dust of meal nor a grain of
rice. nor'a cruise of oil, nor a pound of
sugar.-there is nothing in the store
house. Why, not even a mouse has gone
there to hunt his dinner; not a fly is
tooking out for the pickings! And yet
on that storehouse 250 children and
their teachers are ueendent for their
It i's time for a house-warming: Let
is have it. What have you at hand that
you can send? Do not wait for a com
mittee to call on you or a preacher to
get after you. The third week of April
is our reception week. Everybody will
be at home. If you get your gifts sent
in that week it will not be too late.
Somebody asks. "What are the children
I going to do for something to eat till
then?" If you are the one who asks,
we will just say that there are fifty
two reception weeks at the Thornwell
?rphanag-e, but the third week of April
is reception week in particular. It is to
commemorate the fire and to make us
feel good that once more we have a
kitchen and dairy and storehouse and
the trimmings that go along with them.
Do not forget. Send something every
body! Fill that storehouse for once. It
is a right good sized room and there is
no danger of overcrowding.
God bless you, dear friends, and may
He put it into your hearts to make glad
Send provisions in barrels and boxes
to Thornwell Orphanage, Clinton. S. C..
and cash to Rev. Wm. P. Jacobs, Clin
ton, S. C.
Arrested For Arson.
An arson warrant has been placed
in the hands of Comptroller General
Jones' special deputy for J. Ed. Boyer,
in whose store the big fire which de
stroyed fifty houses and places of busi
ness at Brookland, across the Con
garee, started from the explosion of uis
kerosene engine. The evidence which
the Comptroller General has gathered
indicates that he had made prepara
tions for the fire by moving out his
goods. The warrant was issued under
the special act of the Legislature re'
quiring the Comptroller General to in
vestigate all suspicious fires. Mr. Boyer
's more or less prominent in the town
and his arrest has created a sensa
tion. although it was not altogether
unexpected in certain well-informed
quarters. The evidence is circumnstan
til so far, but-it is strong; on its ?ace
the solicitor had advised the arrest u
once, as it was reported that Boyer
was making preparations to leave the
country. Boyer took his ari'est calmly,.
being allowed to come to Columbia
Iander guard to consult an attorney. The
preliminary examination has been set
for Friday morning at 10 o'clock before
Magistrate J. P. Merchant, at Brook
land. A peculiarity of the arson law
in this State is that a man cannot be
punished for setting fire to his own
place, but if. as a result of that fire,
other houses are fired or are within the
legal danger limit he is liable for in
ditment for arson.
To Celebr'ate Return of Flags.
Tailahasse. Fla.. Special.-The spe'
cial committee in charge of the cele
bration arranged for the official re
ception of the Confederate battle
flags of the Florida troops has issued
invitations to the several chapters of
the D. A. R. and camps of Confederate
veterans, to attend the celebration,
which will be held in the hall of the
House of Representatives at Talla
hassee, on May 2, at 10..30 a. m.
W/ill Get Some Money.
President Sloan, of the South Caro
lina College. has received a letter from
William Jennings Brya'n notifying him
that the Soiuth Carolni College has
beEn rncrd as one of the 25 State
Univrsiies he is dlirectcd to name in
article 17 of the Philo Sherman Ben
nett will, setting aside $10,000 to be
divided equally among such universi
ties. The amount each University will
gt after inheritance taxcs are paid
will be S.GS. the interest on which is
to e used to purchase an annual prize
for the best essay discussing the prig
cipes of free government. The gift
was accepted with thanks by the ex
ecutive committee of the trustees. Mr.
Bryan says he has so far established
Isuch prizes in nineteen States.
75 Per Cent. of Peaches Killed.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-After a trip~
through Georgia, State Entomologist
R. I. Smith, said: "There is no doubt
about the fact that 75 per cent. of thc
peach crop north of Atlanta is a to.
Ital loss as the result of the recent
cold weather. All the orchards
throughout that section have suffered,
some more than others, but from per.
anal examination and results from
various sources, I feel safe in saying
that there will not be more than one
fcurth of the crop in this seation."'
Shot For Bank Robber.
Richmond. Va.. Special.-Thinking an
Iattempt to rob the bank was being
made. Dr. Lawrence Anderson Bragg,
a dentist. who has rooms in the Citi
ens' National Bank building, at Cov
ngton, Va., early Wednesday morning
hot in the direction of the noise, kill.
in Dr. Alex. Nelson. of the staff of
the Western State hospital. who had
arrived on a late train to visit his
brother. Attorney George E. Nelson.
n endeavoring to reach his brothre's
room near the bank, Dr. Nelson lost
his way and was at the entrance of
he ank building when killed.
WIDER USE OF SOUTiERN COTTON
South Carolina Division of the South
ern Cotton Association Takes Up
Mr. Wagener's Suggestion.
The officers of the South Carolinai
division of the Southern Cotton asso
ciation have taken up the movement
started by the Southern Wholesale gro
cers, to push the use of cotton bags
or sacks made of cotton. The matte:
was presented in detail in The State of
Thursday and has attracted attention
all over the South. The idea is to
carry out in a practical way one of the
propositions on which the Southern
Cotton association was founded-to
increase the market for cotton goods,
as well as to reduce the acreage used
in the production of cotton.
While some want to create a great
er demand for cotton goods in the Ori
ent to supplant the costly silks, the'
practical business men of the whole
sale grocers' association have seen an
opportunity to declare that the mar
ket can be expanded right here at home
by demanding that manufacturers use
cotton instead of burlap and jute for
Indeed there has been some talk of
the people of the South resorting to
the use of white duck. cottonades and
other cotton fabrics for clothing in
the summer and thus show to the
world that we prefer wearing apparel
made of our own home staple. This
was done per force during the war be
tween the sections, when necessity re
quired the Southern people to live
very, very economically. To some this:
might appea= to be carrying the move
ment to an extreme approaching fa
natisIsn. but the earnest leaders in
the effort to get cotton into the con
trol of the producers think that by
next summer they will have the peo
ple of the South willing to use cotton
goods to an extent unprecedented.
While this wearing apparel proposi
tion may appear to be somewhat chim
erical, yet there is much force and log
ic in the movement to demand the
use of cotton instead of burlap In mar
keting grain, in shipping fertilizers,
and in other commercial uses. This
would increase the consumption of cot
ton by hundreds of thousands of
Mr. F. H. Weston. secretary of the
South Carolina division, has sent to
every county organization an earnest
appkal to stand by the movement for
the increased use of cotton in the man
ufacture of bags and bagging. He has
also written to Mr. Geo. A. Wagener,
)f Charleston commending the move
ment of which Mr. Wagener is the
leading spirit. Following is Mr. Wes
ton's letter to the county organiza
'I am sending you under separate
cover by today's mail an article In
reference to the use of cotton bags. I
considei .his one of the most impor
tant matters that our association can
undertake. You will recall that at the
time the association was formed, it
was not only to meet the present em
argency, but to endeavor to enlarge
the fi'eld for cotton goods. There is no
reason in the world why we should buy
articles for our consumption-especial
ly fertilizers-sacked in anything but
cotton bags. I wish you would read
'arefully this marked article, and also
theedioril;and if possible get your
county papers to publish it. Later we
will ask the county organizations of
the association throughout the State
to adopt resolutions requesting the fer
:ilizer companies and others who use
sack-s to use anly cotton sacks; and
we should give the preference to those
iertilizer conipanies and merchants
who use cotton sacks.
"A representative of the State asso
dation will shortly go to Charleston
for the purpose of conferring with the
fertilizer people and will ask them to
use cotton sacks.''
Following is a list of- counties in
which there are organizations. with the
names and postoffices of the presidents
Aiken-W. W. Woolsey. Aiken; B.
F. Holley. Aiken.
Anderson-W. H. Glen, Liberty; J.
W. Rothrock. Anderson.
Barnwell-F. H. Creech, Barnwel!;
H. L. O'Bar.non, Barnwell.
Bamberg-John W. Crum, Denmark;
J. D. Felder. Denmark.
Cherokee-R. C. Sarratt. Gaffney; S.
D. Parrott, Gaffney.
Colleton-W. C. Brant, Getsinger; 3.
B. Dodd. Round.
Chester-P. L. Hardin. Bascomville;
John S. Nunnery. Wylie's Mill.
Clarendon-E. D. Hodge, Alcolu; A.
H. Richtburg. Summerton.
Chesterfield-John T. Hurst: Ches
terfield; D. M. Barrentine, Chester
3. S. Minus, Edgefield.
Fairfield-S. C. Cathcart, Winnsboro;
I. F. Fooshe, Winnsboro.
Florence-J. B. McBride, Florence;
H. M. Ayer. Florence.
Greenville-H. B. Tindal. Greenville;
G. M. Wilkins, Greenville.
Greenwood-J. M. Gaines. Gaines;
W. L. Anderson. Ninety-Six.
Georgetown-W. K. C~urry, Rhem's
postoffice; W. E. Snowden, Choppee
Kershaw-W. K. Thompson. Liberty
Hill: C. V. Birchmore. Camden.
Lancaster-T. J. Strait. Lancaster;
George W. Jones, Lancaster.
Laurens-A. C. Fuller, Laurens; B.
Y Culbertson, Madden.
Lee-Samuel Bradley. Bishopville:
R. Wv. McCutcheon, Bishopville.
Lexington-E. J. Etheredge, Lees
Marion-Dr. W. Stack-house, Dillon;
Mark Stackhouse. Marion.
Marlboro-R. M. Pegues. Kollock; .
L. Freeman, Bennettsville.
Newberry-R. T. C. Hunter. Pros
perity: W. K. Sligh. Newberry.
Oconee-Paul Stribling, Richland; A.
H. Ellison. Senecca.
Orangeburg-J. E. Wannamaker, St.
Matthews; G. L. Salley. Orangeburg.
Pickens - J. T. Lewis. Anderson
Mills: J. L. Morgan. Pickens.
Richland--W. W. Ray. Congaree.
Saluda-J. H. Watson, Johnson; H.
G. Crouch. Saluda.
Sumter-A. B. Stuckey, Sumter; P.
M. Pitts, Sumter.
'Spartanburg-E. L. Archer. Spartan
burg; H. S. Llpscomb. Trough.
Union-John D. Farr. Union.
Williamsburg-J. Davis Carter. Leo;
R. H. Footman, Greenville.*
York-C. E. Spencer, Yorkville; 3.
IM. Starr, Yorkville.
Three Children Burned to Death.
Greensburg. Pa.. Special.-A distress
ing accident resulted Friday from the
explosion of a bottle of gasoline in the
home of John E. Kunkle. in Maple ye
home of Jchn E. Kunkle, in Maple Aye
;)urned to death and a fourth so fear
-ully in.iured that rec'overv is a matter
af doubt. Three memnbers of the fire de
oartment were also badly injured. At:
torney A. M. Wyant and John S. Mur
phy. who at'tempted to rescue the chil
3ren from the burning home, were se
verely burned and cut about the hands
Dccurrencea of interest in . Various *
Parts of the State.
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These prices represent prices paid to
Strict good middling ........... 7%
aood middling .................--.
Strict middling ..................7 %y
yinges ...................6% to 7.00
Stains ....................5%4 to 6/4
Geneal Cotton Market.
Galveston, quiet ............... 7i
New Orleans, steady..............7%
1.1obile, easy ..................7 5-16
Savannah, easy ...................7%
-Charleston, quiet ................7%
Wilmington, dull ................714
Korfolk, quiet ....................7%
Baltimore, nominal ..............7%
New York, quiet .................4.80
Boston, quiet ...................8
Philadelphia, quiet ..............8.05
Houston, quiet ...................
Augusta, steady ................7 1-16
Memphis, steady .................7%'
St. Louis, steady ...............7 9-1
Louisville, firm ..................7%
It is probable that Isadore Thompson
)f Greenville, will have a hard time
to get a pardon. In 1903 he hiiled Arch
Sullivan in Greenville and was sen
enced to serve the rest of his life in
:Ison. A peiition stating th:e case
as been received. Acting upon his
asual custom, Gov. Heyward sent the
peition to the prosecuting attorney.
T'ho in this case was Senator Dean of
.reenville. The latter declares, in an
mdorsement received Tuesday, that
:he prisoner should be made to serve
it least a sentence for manslaughter,
is there was little in the case to rec
)mmend a pardon. It is declared in
:he petition that Isadore Thompson
-illed the man who seduced his daugh
:er, refused to marry her and then
~ent about bragging of what he had
Icne. However, the jury seems to
have thought that there was enough in
the case to have the accused sent to
the penitentiary for life.
Bib Smalls, the North Carolina white
man who was convicted of murdering
a negro, will not be hanged at Dar
!ington on the 5th of May, as has been
generally expected throughout the '
tate. and has been strongly hoped by
many people in Darlington county. His
attorneys have perfected the appeal to
he Supreme Court just in time to save
is neck, and he thereby getting a
year's respite, if not a reversal and
!,ew trial. Notice of the perfection of
the appeal was given Governor Hey
ward by Smalls' attorneys, and the
Governor has notified the Darlington
sheriff to hold up on the hanging. The
appeal also includes some faint hope
for the life and liberty of John Nal,
also white , convicted along with
Smalls, but given only a life sentence.
inasm-4ch as the jury recommended
him to mercy.
James Moore, a negro laborer at
work on the excavations for the new
bank building on Main street in Co
lumbia. lost his life there in such a
strange and unusual manner that his
felloy workmen's sunerstitions have
been aroused and it has been difficult
to get them to work arain. Moore was
standing beside a six-fcot embank
ment, when part of it containing bricks
gave way and fc1l against him, and
althcugh the imnpact of hardly more I
than a cubic v;ard of the st-iff. he re
ceived injude's which resulted in his
ieath three hcurs later. H~e was trip
ped by the cave-in against a wheel
barrcw board walk. the brick mashing
his head and neck against the boari.
Comptroller Generrl.T ore; is doing
a hit of "truest-bustir-g" on the side by
riing the tax of the returns of big I
corporations. The raising of the Vir
ginia-Carolina Chemical Comnany's
return from $700.000 to $3,C00.000 has
been followed by raising the re..
turn of the Standard Cil Co-mpany to
$200.000 frcm $65.000. The par value
of stock is put down in the retul-n at
$100 a share, and the capital is placed
at $100.000.000. with over $9S,000.000
of that paid in. The stock is being
quoted in the market at $670 a share,
it is demonstrated that a gigantic cor
poration with its various properties
has a market value of over a billion
The people of Rock Mills township
in Andersen county have voted an ad
ditional tax of four mills for school
purposes. .The vote for the speciat
levy was unanimous, not a single vote
having oposed it. Many of the dis
trcts in the county have voted spec
ial levies to support their schools.
nd the movement for better 'educa
tional facilities is steadily progressing.
In one instance, at least, in addition
to the voting of a special levy. the
principle of consolidation has been
successfully carried out.
The rails in the new raircad .con
necting Union with the Seaboard Air
Line are now being laid rapidly. A
large force is already at work without
the corporate limits of Union. and the
rails would be run right into where the
new station will be located vwcre it not
neessary to build a trestle in the
:ear of L. G. Young's residernce. This
tiestle will be an especially heavy cnc.
about 45 feet long, and will require
about two or three weehs to he com
peted. For several days Capt. D. J.
Griffith, a railroad conductor. who has
been grading out for the new railroad
ards. has been working aheadi of the
track gang in order that the roadbed
w culd be in first class condition.
Gov. Heyward Wednesday offered a
wa d of $150 for the arrest of the -
pet son who burned the barn of L.. F.
Stanford in Union county on the
niht of April 2nd. The offer of re
t~ard was made at the iequ~est of So
The Spartanburg Herald Company,
with $10,000 capital,, and with A. E.
Conzales, W. W. Holland, H. L. Wat
son and F .H. McMasters as corpora
tors, was commissioned.
Mr. D. M. Dedenbaugh, of Anderson,
the young railroad man who was ar
ested a few days ago on a charge of
embezzlement, has been released on a
bond of $1,000, given by J. W. Ashley,
of Honea Path. He has employed
counsel and the case will come up for
ti al at the next term of the sessions
court in May. In the warrant on which
his arrest was made it is alleged that
he misappropriated funds to the
amount of $2.OSG.
Major 3. F. Hart. commander of the
famous Hart's battery in the Civil
War, died at Yorkville, where he had
lived many years.