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How to Wnt
By Kate Thorn.
N the first place you w:
Titles are everyti
given you a title that
the reading public.
Don't be sparing
clamation points. T
they are wonderfully effective.
Spend about $500 on the critic
$25 apiece. If you can induce the
the Pacific Triangle, to say that 3
it is calculated to corrupt the mil
father would permit it to be read I
body will buy the book. just to se
you -what is their motive in buyin
To denounce a new book as i:
bought and read, and the author ,
The storm of critici'sm which
tune to him: and the same might
a score of others.
If the critics had let the Byi
garding it would have 'had only o
got rich out of it, as somebody did
All of which goes to stow tha
does not trust the critics to solect
It always amuses us when we t
as we generally do, a sentence lik(
"We protest against this book
We wonder who cares how mu
We have heard a dog protest
did not affect that luminary in t
show- was in town. we heard an
one of the tigers. because it "sot
verse animals refused to be quiet.
One essential to a successful
never been much in a book store
carries with it. Half the people
covers-bindings which will look
'hey pay their money, and they b
Advertise your book in all th
success. Advertise it. Keep it bi
are not afraid to put out money o
tteir money in its purchase.
D'dicate it to some great -mat
So much the better. People like I
cating books to mothers and sist
permit the slang-played out.
If you can only manage to ha
or some divorce suit of notoriety.
cf course. everybody who writes a
Finally, never for a moment i
cessful book unless you are peculi
are rich. you can push the sales
not expect to get rich by bookmal
By the Editor of I
WOMAN said the otle
cerning another wor
The speaker m(
-woman's mental dis1
and ultimate loss to I
to carry .responsibilit'
This is a pity, isn't it-but as
couraged you are-don't seem to
loosening -on your efforts and duti
and if you cannot climb. just hang
scorch your brain-don't seem to
Make it apparent that you ha
to yourself the trust of others in
this preaching into effect-but You
There are lots of hard things
artistic success-and one of the t;
tide of adversity is sweeping you
c'alaminty i-n your darkest hour is ti
So hang on tenaciously when
cles are coming your way-don't
never sympathizes, and soon forge
- All this is cold comfort for th
telling .o .one way of the -world-i
on, although you fall today, and ms
on beginning antil you succeed. T1
it is honestly done. There's cred
beginning on a failure. A man d
so beset with anxieties and difficul
for a clear retrospect. He held c
"What splendid energy and pe
The man won the confidence
again-had he lost his grip, the wc
and even the memory of him woul
What is You
wHAPS you have ne
P~most important thins
Your mental visi
more importance thi
For it is your w
.ference between hap:
The life of one woman-Helen
to be happy even though we hav4
of those we love.
But there is nothing in store
except the lunatic asylum. This o
So take care that your mental
you nave to encounter.
Eyeglasses iaxve don-e much tc
-eye. If only some equally simple
the mental vision, what a differen
For there is no doubt it is th
between this world being an agree:
Every one has moments of thin:
-world is upside down. If these i
hours will surely grow to days., .t)
If in our bluiest moments we<
is nothing either good or ill but t
making a good start toward gettin!
How Oliv.e Oil .is Made.
The olives, stones and all, are I
crushed in a stone mill run by
power. The mas of pulp is tl
transferred in fiat wicker baskets
the "torchio," or oaken press. fi
.which the oil oozes into -a rat bene:
The .presses at Dievolo are very
elaborately carved with the arms
devices -of some ear3y pardone. '
mendous pressure is -applied thro1
a primitive capstan .arrangem<
which the men work by heavy WC
en levers, walking rond and roi
on the stone floor in a track m
worn by the tread of laboring gent
tions. ~There~ are commoniy two
three squeezings of the pulp, the
duct of the first being of the fit
quality. But the process, once
gun. must be tarried forwtrd corn
L-uously. lest the oil should -:dl1 in
making. it is finally draw-1 off
-huge earthen jars of immemorial3
tern, lika those in which the Fc
Mean Trick on Thirsty Citizen
April 1 proinzed no bet:e~r joke
the one which v:aslayed. on the
Ious cit izens of P )r; and, N.
city was then: us new in a y~
cond:iTion and~ :he jolker nrocr 'd
of the *-sad I-ees" uski by
pocket vencir of -i:st <~aek. x
he fillet with a :ia br-own bre
tea. The s ppe:rs we ih d
in gtood aind hardI 1o prevnt too r
rcess by th'e thirsty victimn and
wholc t hing diSp)osed' ot at prices
wvould have ma~de the Portland
keep of a month previous blush
int a taking title.
and cudgel your brains until they nave
will at fir-t sight arouse the curiosity of
in the use of capitals, and italics, and ex
ley cost no more than small letters, and
s. Tb most of them can be bought up for
critic of the Atlantic Paralellogran. or of
-our book is- immoral in its tendency-that
ids of the young, and that no Christian
)y his family-your forune is made. Every
e how wicked it is-and it don't matter to
g so long as the money finds its way into
amoral is to insure its success. It will be
Lnd publisher will make a good thing of it.
assailed Charles Reade was worth a for
be said of Dumas. Bulwer, Swinburne and
on controversy alone-the publicat'.ons re
local circulation, and nobody would have
t the reading public chooses for itself. and
their books for them.
ake up a so- 'lled criticism and come across,
ch he protests?
ng against the shining of the moon, but it
he slightest. and last fall, when Barnum's
>ld lady protesting against the growling of
hernarves all 'nighty tighty." but the per
book is to bind it well. A person who has
has no idea of the influence a good cover
who buy books are looking after bright
well on shelves. Well. who blames them?
ave a perfect right to have an eye to bind
e leading newspapers. Advertising insures
fore the people. Let them know that you'
n it. and they will take courage and invest
of the day. No matter if he is a humbug.
tumbugs. The old-fashioned system of dedi
ers-either dead or living-is-if you will
e he-en connected with some murder ease,
your book will sell a great deal better; but
book cannot expect to be so fortuna:e.
ndulge the dream that you can write a suc
arly imependent. It can't be done. If you
right ahead: but if you are poor, you need
ing.-New York Weekly.
he Chicago Journal.
r day, in the course of her -omments con
an: "She's losing her grip."
ant that the other ^woman was becoming
; verging toward despair. That the other
:urbance was obvious. meant the gradual
!er of the confidence of otters in .her ability
the world goes, it's so. No matter how dis
be losing your grip. If you feel one hand
es. take an overgrasp with the other hand,
on to the situation. No matter how doubts
be losing your grip.
e confidence in yourself-and then assure
your capacities. It is very hard to carry
'l have to do it in order to achieve.
to do in sustaining a business or social or
ardest is not to seem discouraged when th-e
.off your feet. Just the same the direct
> seem to be losing your grip.
everybody can clearly read that only obsta
forget that the world casually pities, but
ts the lost grip
e day of need-but it's simple and straight
so don't seem to be losing your grip. Hold
ake a new beginning tomorrow. Keep right
here's no disgrace or shame in failure when
it and compelflg deservance in building a
id this a while back when actually he was
ties that ite didn't know which way to turn
a and began again, and his contemporarie.s
of the world because he held on and began
'rd would have called him weak and ioois,
d have become a puerile shadow.
r Point gf View?
ye realized that your point of view is the
in the world to you.
on-the condition of your mind's eye-is of
n the eyes with which you see the outer
ay of looking at things that makes the dif
piness and unhappiness.
Keller-has proved to us that it is possible
Snever seen the light nor heard the voices
for the person whose mind's eye is closed
orld has nothing but misery for such a one.
eye is properly adjusted for the little things
correct the perverted vision of the physica:1
device could be discovered that would help
t place this world would be:
e mental attitude that makes the difference
able or a disagreeable place in which to live.
ing that the times are out of joint and the
oments are allowed to grow to hours, the
e days to weeks, and that means constant
tould realize the truth of the saying. "There
hnking makes it so." we would at least be
the proper perspective.-New York World.
Thieves of the Arabian tale concealed
irst themselves for nefarious purposes.
ox And it stands thus for a week in the
den adjoining clearing-room, called the
to: "'chiaratoio." after which it is ready
-om or the market.-Scribner^3.
ath.- Wants Her Money's Worth.
>d- 'Very serious are the responsibili
an ties of the author who writes serial
Cre- stories for a public not yet educated
igh up to-say-Maeterlinck. remarks the
ant. London Chr mnicle. A lady who knew
pod- that her se:vants were reading a cer
mnd tain serial inquired of the cook her
ach opinion of the story. "Well, ma'am,'
ara- was the reply. "we wanted to know
or what became of Mr. Treherne."'
SThe mistress explained that Mr.
est Treherne was but a minor character,
be- and that sometting must be left to
tin- the imaginationl of the reader. The
the cook considered, and retorted: -But
nt I dlon't 'old with paying a halfpenny
paa day for me story and then 'aring
I o think for -meself." ____
s.Bird's Nest Weighed Two Tons.
than A mnste bid'snest. weighing
bibu. more than two tons. was discovertd in
T e jhe s.tceple of the Grant Street Pres
in yen church at W\iikesbarre. Pa.
a at W:'rmen who are tearing down the
w e- l found they con;Id not open
i ei th<tap door, and had to cut in from
- hei outside. Then they found the door
Uwn by a mass of straw,. hay.
strngs and twigs. large enough to fill
he a hay' wagon.
that It has been accumulated there 2y
br. birds during the thirty-five years the
wihchurch has stood, and in all that time1
n one has gone into the steeple.
OPENING OF SUMMER SCUOOL
The Largest Number of School an
College Workers Ever Assemblei
in South Carolina.
Clemson College Special to Coln
bia State.-The State Summe:- Schoc
and the State Teachers' Associatic1
combined make the largest gratherin
of teachers ever assembled in Sout
Carolina, so far as this writer reeall:
The regular enrolled attendance a
the sumner school is now about 57
and there is a large number beside
attending the association. The tota
is now estimasted a! 65o.
The exercises of the association b(
gan with a quartette by Messrs. S. H
Edmunds. E. L. Hughes. Dr. A. L. Mar
chester and Dr. J. L.! Mann, accon
panied by Mrs. F. S'. Shiver. Th
quartet t e was enthusiast ically' rc
ceived. Dr. V. Y. Pressly. prescIn
of E'rskine College. then led in praye
State Superintendent of Educatio:
0. B. Martin then introduced Col. i
W. Simpson. chairman of the boar
of trustees of Clemson College. M
Martin told of the hard work Co
Simpson had done for education i
his arduous labors looking. To II
founding of Clemson College. Co
Simpson then made the addre's (
welcome. tellingr the teachers that In
doors of the college were thrown wid
open and that everything and everN
body was at their service.
Prof. A. G. Rembert, of Wofford Co
lege. chairman of the executive con
mittee, was called on to respond o
behalf of the association. He sai
that it was an honor to be invited I
Clemson College. but that to be we
comed to a spot made sacred by on
of the noblest lives that have enriche
the history of our country was mor
than an honor.
Prof. Rembert then introduced th
president of the association, Prof. I
T. Brodie, of Clemson College. wh
rend a carefilly prepared paper (ea
,ng with the great problems before ti
The flirst d.is-cussion was on the il
troduction of manual training into th
common schools. Prof. W. M. Rigg
of Clemson. led off and contended tht
mianual training could not profitabl
be given in such schools-that is. sue
manual training as is given in cc
leges. The main obstacles were co
of -quipment and time for the work.
Superintendent E. L. Hughes.
Greenville. atreed with Prof. Riggs o
to cost and la:-k of time. but maintail
ed that some of the simpler and le
expensive mnethods ought. to be intri
duced into all of our schools. and gav
strong reasons for his beliefs.
The president then announced t
On nominations: Prof. Patterso
Wardlaw. Supt. E. L. Hughes. Sup
S. H. Edmunds, Miss Minnie Macfet
anr M.. E S. McCowan.
On re.soiutions: Dr. J. L. Mann. 1D
J. P. Kinard and Miss Selby.
Auditing committee: Supt. E. S. Dr
her. Supt. J. E. Boland and Prof. F. I
On memorials: Stint. A. R. Bank
Dr. F. Y. Piessly and Supt. M. V
The secretarv and treasurer. L. T
Dk. of Abbeville, without whom tlI
as'e-l'ation could har'dlv exist, ':.t
kept busy collectig dues last night. F.
is the best sectary antd treasurn
that canl be found, and has hld th
office almost from the beginning(
The following memibers of the Stal
board of eduaat ion are here for tb
meeting of that board to be held ti
morrow: Hon. 0. B. Martin, Messr
A. R. Banks. WV. K. Tate. J. E. Bolan<
D. WV. Daniel, A. G. Rembert, H-. i\
Ayer and A. J. Thackstonl.
The colleges are well represented
the State Teachers' Association. Froi
South Carolina College are: Presider
Benj. Sloan. Dr. A. C. Moore, Prof.
Horton Colcock and Prof. PattersC
Wardlaw: from Winthrop. Dr. D.I
Johnson. Dr. J. P. Kinard. Miss Minni
Macfeat. Miss Wycliffe. Miss Katha
ie Mulligan and Miss E. E. Lumpkiti
from Erskin. Dr. F. Y. Pressly: froi
Wofford. Prof. A. G. Rembert: froi
Furman. Prof. M. D. Earle: from to
Greenville College -'or Women. Mir
Evelyn Coruer; from Clemson a larg
number cf the members of the facult:
H'on. J. J. McMahan, of Columbia
cannot forget his love for school worl
and he is here for the association.
Col. J. J. Dargan caime yesterda:
He will lecture during the session(
the summer school.
Hon. and Mrs. M. F. Autsel, of G'reec
vile. 2re here.
Prof. Joseph Spencer Stewart. of th
University of Ge-orgia, is expect(
hre today. He is to speak tonight.
Reducti~on of Freight Charges.
Columbia. Special.-Recnt c'orre:
pondence between the setcretary of t
South Carolina Wholesalers' Assoeit
tion and the trafic managers of th
large railroads doing business in th
State strengthen the hope indicated i
ths corr'esponidenceC several weeks as
that important freight reductions at
to be granted this teritory in the net
future. The agitation which the piet
mont commercial bodies started in ti
beginning of the summer against di.
cimination in favor of Atlanta poin1
and a recent dtetision of .Judge Spee
ia Georgia. in wvhich he decided tht
the Southern had no r'ight to raise tU
rae on lumbei'. have had an importar
bearing in the case, it is theught. Th
Southeastern F-reight Associatien
said to be worik:igg out the problem<
making certain redutctionis. butt in sueo
a wvay as not to disturb present con
mercial conditions. and to this endi
ole('ting copies of way-bills andi bil
o lading so as to base calculation c
Charters and commnissions wvent to
number of impo:tant newv entet'prise
The Mar'shail-WesC'ot: Harr!d ware Con
pany'. of Charleston. was chartered wit
a capital 01 $ft0.000: E. H. Prinig<
preside-ut andI treasu-:er. and G.
P'ingle .rta.j These wer'e (on
misiond: The Palmetto Paint Con
~ay. Columb'a. c'api'at. $25.000: coi
p. ator. W. A., Tunader. W. B. Lov
racean . J .' irray the Sumte
).Cot n Warouse. 1 pital. $25.000: th
Lys. -:.etton Comti'pany. Columbit
r'ia. capital. S10.000: corpor'ator:
C. .I. I ynchn and .f L. Letton: th
Wods 0'le1 Cotton Mlills. of Greenv ill'
iecased its :anitrali: from 3"tt.O Ni
T-ied to Lynch 7 Negroes.
Nashville. Tenn.. bpecial.-A de:
Ierate attempt was made at Scott:
lle. IKy., to lynch seven young n<
gres .u jail there charged with a
s~n and several other (crimes. Coc
headed citizens persuaded ithe mc
to wait, saying there were others whl
had n<.t been apprehended. Oth<
negroes charged .with being accesso.
ie- wve-e arrested early Friday an
placed in jail. The feeling agains
Sudden Summons Came
DEATH WAS ENTIRELY UNEXPECTED
The Secretary of State Had Passed
the Most Comfcrtable Day of His
Week's 11.ess and Slumbered Quiet
ly Up to Midnight, When His Fee
ble Summons Brought Nurse and
Newbury. N. I.. Spcial.--Secretary
of State John Hay died at 12.25 Sat
urdav mornmg. The signs immediate
ly preceeding his death were those of
pulmonary embolism. AlMr. Hay's
condition during all cf Friday had
been entirely satisfactory.
The bullotin of Secretary Hay's
* death was signed by Charles L.Seud
* der. -M. D.. and Fred T. Murphy, M. D.;
Newbury. N. H.. Special.-The body
I- of Secretary of State. John Hay, whose
unexpected death early Saturday has
aI caused sorrow throughout the land
I and evoked expression of sympathy
o I and regret the world over. lies in a
I- room of "The Fells," the quaint gam-:
e brel-roofed mansion which for 14
d years had been the summer home 'f
e the Hay family.
Just one week ago the Secretary ar
3. rived at this village fr->m Washington
e wearied with the cares of state and
r- anticipating a "long summner's rest."
The same launch in whvlich Mr. Hay
a made the short trip from Newberry
a to the landing at "The Fells" convey
e ed relatives of Mrs. Hay to the cot
;s tage. where they brought sympathy
:e and help to the stricken woman and
.her only son.
~The only members of the Secretary s
family at "The Fells" when the end
came~ were Mr-s. Hay and Clarence
-Hay. Mrs. James A. Wadsworth. of
Geneseo, N. Y., a dau-;hter, has been
ill recently and had not been at Lake
True Bill in Murder Case.
ITampa, Fla.. Special.-The grand
jury Sunday morning lbrought in in-.
dictmcnts charging Irving Hopkins
Wilder as principial, and Samuel H.
-Wilder as accessory tc the murder of
Oscar Bran non. After receiving the true
bills. Judge Wall dlischargedl :'ie jurors
an': ordered the court to take a recess
s uni next Wednesday morning. The
rr .King Edward Sends Message.
Oy-ster Bay. L. I.. Special.-The first
c abegram received by the President
s from a foreign ruler regarding Mr.
Hr, 1v's death came fironm King Edw~ard,
t t "London. July 1.
eTo the President:
'I beg to offer the expressions of my
hh dc o)est sympathy on the occasion of
- the death of your distinguished Secre
s ta.: of State. Mr. Hay, whom I had
ss th pleasure of seeing very recently.
n His loss to the groat country ove:'
v:hih you preside will be a national
a ne. ~EDWARD R.'
Off For the Funeral.
Newbury. N.- H.. Special.-A special
-ian bearing the body of Secretary of
ate John Hay left Newbury Sunday
r Cleveland. 0.. wvhere the interment
The funeral party 'onThsstedI of Mrs.
eay. the widow: Clarence Hay: Dr1.
Charles L. Scudder. of Boston. who at
tended Ser:etary H-ay during his last
llness: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mathe:'.
or Cleveland. the latter a sister of Mrs.
Hay. andl S. A. Raymondl. also a rela
tive of Mrs. Hay.
-Asheville. Special.-The Young Pe
[ ion at Kenilworth Inn closed with
- an enthusiastic 5ession. D~r. J. S.
-- Goucher. secretary of the Presby teni
bIan board of SundaY schools. deliviered
o a brief address in which he drew a.
tent ion to the necessityv of increased
r fifrts along educational lines. The
-secretary of the conference was in
i structed to send cabled greetings to
t similar conferenCes to be held shortly
to Renowned Diplomat
Sunapee this season. Mrs. Payne
Whitney. another daughter, is onl her
way to Europe.
Mr. Hay died at 12.25 o'clock morn
ing. The last noients of the states
man were peaceable and the end
came almost without a struggle.
The suddenness of it all was stag
gering. The Secretary Friday had
passed the most comfortable day sine
his illness began. a week ago. He
was to sit up Friday. The patient
had bidden his wife and physicians
good-night at -11 o'clock. An hour lat
er he was sleeping quietly. Almost
at the stroke of i2; the Secretary was
seized with a turn. H-1- called feebly
and a n urse responded. The sick man
was breathing with great difficulty.
Dr. Scudder was speedily summoned
and it required but a glance for him
to determine that. the end was but
minutes away. The household was
aroused. The wife reached her hus
band as he was breathing his last.
The son, Clarence flay, hurried into
the sick room, but was too late.
Death was caused by plumonary em
bolism; according to Dr. Scudder. The
patient did not suffer greatly in his
last moments. Aside from great diffi
culty in breathing. there was no strug
gle. Stimulants were ineffective. The
Secretary lapsed into unconsci
ousness and seemed to fall asleep at
The consternation of the, household
was complete, and it remained for Dr.
Scudder to assume charge of affairs.
After two hours the physician was
driven to the village, where half a
dozen telegrams were dispatched. The
first went to President Roosevelt. at
Oyster Bay- The second was address
el to the State Department at Wash
ington. The others were sent to
friends of the family. Dr. Scudder re
turned to "The Fells."
Libau. By Cable.-A huindred mu
tineers who refused to surrender with
their comrades escaped to the forests
wshere they are still at large. The party
attacked and robbed an old man in the
suburbs. During the mutiny thi-ee men
were kiiled and six were wounded. All
is quiet at the commercial port. which
is situated a short distance fi-om the
war spot. The reports that navigation
is interrupted here are untrue.
No Effort to Capture Insurgents.
St. Petersburg. By Cable.-The un
prceeted specta:le of a powerftul
modern batticship cruising around in
the Black Sea in the hands of a crew
who, under the rules of international
law, cannot be regarded as other than
pirates. and of the admiral in com
mand of the rest of the Euxine fleet
frankly confessing his inability to cope
with the situation. and ordering the
fire of his warships to b~e drawn, has
tupefied the Russian Admiralty.
The whereabouts of the errant bat
leship K~niaz Pcrernkine is unknown
here: no plans for catptturing h(-r have
been made. andl the policy of nonI-mte
ference seems to be at present in
Conductor Killed in Freight Wreck at
Raleigh. Special.-In a head-on collis
ion of two freight trains at Frank
linton. on the Seaboard Air Line. Fri
ay night. Conductor Hudson. of Wel
on, was killed. He was in the cal) of
te soth-bound. the latter having fail
el to take the siditng. The engineerI
ad fireman jum ped, but Hlud.son re
m Ti~e on the cabi. Both tr-ains were
Taft Party Start For Philippines.
Washington. Special.-Wm. H. Taft.
Scretary of War. accompanied by a
diting~ised pary. including memi
brs of bo0th houses of Congress. army
olcias. the daughter of the President.
.Miss Alice Roosevelt. and others, be
an their journecy to the Philippine Is
lands at 5:M :oc;Ck Friday after
noon. The party embarked in two
spcial cars on the regular train over
theBamismore & Ohio railroad.
PALMETTO CROP CONDlIONS
Weather Conditions Given Out by the
The directors of the South Carolina
section of the Department of Agricul
ture issue the following bulletin: The
temperature during the week ending
S a. m., June 26th, averaged 4 degrees
per day above normal. The extremes
wer- a maximum of 100 degrees at
Flor-ne on the 23rd. and a minimum
of 4; di-rees at Greenville on the 22nd.
Ti:-re was more than an average
amouit of bright sunshine. Although
:he;e were no destructive wind storms,
Yet there were fresh to brisk winds
each dJay which, being hot and dry, had
a wilting effect on all vegetation, and
caused the ground to dry out very fast.
There were scattered showers on sev
era! days dhuring the middle of the
week. most numerous in the extreme
western and northwestern border coun
tries, and widely separated in other
parts. By far the larger portion of the
State had no rain. The showers were
heavy in parts of Oconee, Barnwell and
Florence counties and were generally
light elsewhere. There is urgent need of
a general rain in all parts of the State
though the drought is most severe in
the central counties where the defi
ciency since the firt of June amounts
to from two to over three inches, there
having occurred no beneficial rain du
ring this month. In many places the
ground has become baked and hard and
Farm work made rapid progress du
ing the week where the soil was fit fot
cultivation. and practically all fields
have been rid of grass and weeds, are
in better condition than at any time
Cotton is suffering less from the
drought than other crops, and made a
general improvement although the
plants continue small and are growing
slowly. Cotton has now a healthier
color. and is fruiting normally with a
marked increase in the area from which
blooming is reported. The improvement
is confined principally to cotton on
heavy soils, while on sandy lands thc
crop continues poor and unpromising,
and in many places lousy, and the
plants have a si ckly appearance and in
a few sections are shedding their lowe:
leaves. Sea Island cotton is in good
co:ition but has begun to wilt in
Corn is suffering for rain, and early
corn is very poor; later plantings are
better but will soon deteriorate unless
it rains. Most of the March plantings
have been laid by. Worms continue de
structive in the western counties. To
bacco leaves ar3 ripening and seme of
the lower ones have been stripped
cured and marketed. Wheat and oats
harvest is now finished. Tide water ri'e
is doing well: Jiune plantings in the
Georgetown district are coming up tc
fairly good stands. Gardens doing
poorly. Shipments of reaches are heavy
from the Ridge section. Cantaloupe
shipments have begun, and water mel
ons will be marketed next week.
Pastures are failing. It has been toc
dry to plant peas on stubble lands.
J. W. Bauer. Section Director.
No Sunday Freight Trains.
There have been complaints made tc
the railroad commisison respecting the
ooeration of freight trains on Sunday.
The transportation companies claim
that they are not violating the law and
that whatever hauling is done by rai
road companies on Sunday is by means
of through freights of perishable cargo,
starting before 12 o'clock Saturday
nighot. and sucih trains cannot be stop
ped-having-the protection of the inter
state commerce law. However, in order
to put the railroad companies on theix
guard and to prevent the handling o1
trains in' violation of the lay, the com
mission has adopted a circular lettei
which has t en sent to the transporta
tion companies and the members of the
commission will receive information as
to special cases of violation of the
Strother and Moore, railroad con
tractors, of Orange, Va., have beez
awarded the contract for making $100,
000 improvements in the Southeri
Railway yards at Greenville, 2. C
Work will begin at once. 'The im
provemnents consist of a handsome
new up-tr-date round house, an elec
tric turn table, and i. number of large
A handr : new passenger depot
costing abo.,. $40,000, is nearing corn
pletion at Greenville.
Captured After Two Years.
Cordele, Ga., Special.-Sheriff Clewis
of Dooly county, has gone to Mont
gomery, Ala.. there tO meet Sherif
Walters. of Chatahaula parish, Louis
iana, who has in charge George Bund
rick-, wanted in Dooly county for mur
der. two years ago, of J. H. Shrouder
Andrew Brundrick, brother of George
was involved in the shooting, but war
captured and is now serving a liff
sentence. Mrs. Shrouder was shot al
the same time. Though it was though1
her wounds were fatal, she recovered
George Bundrick was working at a saa
mill at Jena, Laz., when captured.
Big Corporation Chartered.
Trenton. N. J., Special.-The South
ern Power Company was incorporat
ed here Fr.day with an authorized
capital of $7,500,000, of which $2.&00.
000 is perferred stock, bearing i pex
cent. cumulative dividend, and $5,000,
000 in common stock. The compan3
is to furnish power for light and heat
The incorporators are: R. B. Arring
ton, E. B. Sperry and WV. K. Journeay
Jr., all of Jersey City.
First Bale New Cotton.
Galveston. Texas, Special.-The first
iale of cotton of this season's growth
was marketed on 'change Monday. Il
ame from Roma, Starr county, Texas
and was classed good middling. The
bale came seven days later than last
year. and is the first bale of cotton
raised in Starr county in five years
It was auctioned off and sold for ZC
cents per pound.
Collision Sinks Schooner.
Cape Henry. Va.. Special.-The Nor
wegian steamer, George Dumois. Cap
tain Soresen, which passed in Sunday
night. had her bow badly damaged in
a collision at sea with the schoonex
Clara E. Bergen, Captain Edwards. The
schooner was sunk, but the crew were
saved by the Dumnois. The Berger
sailed from New York June IS :foi
Charleston, S. e. The Dumois is
fruiter and was on her- way from BaneC3
Many Newsy Items Gathered FrCm
General Cotton Market.
Galveston. steady ............ 9 5-8
New Orleans. quiet .......... 9 9-16
Moblie. steady ................. 9 1-2
Savannah, firm ............... 9 3-8
Norfolk, steady .............. 9 5-8
Baltimore. nominal ............ 9 3-4
New York, quiet ......... ..... 9.90
Boston. quiet ................... 9.90
Philadelphia, steady ........... 10.15
Boston. steady ............... 9 7-16
Augusta. steady ............. ..9 5-S
Memphis. firm ................ 9 9-16
St. Louis, firm ............... 9 1-2
Louisville. firm .............. 9 13-16
Charlotte Cotton 61arket.
These figures repr-s!-nz prices paid
Good middling ............... 9 1-4
Strict middling ............... 9 1-4
Middling .................. 9 1
Tinges ..................... 7 to
Stains ................. 6 1-2 to 7 1-2
Suicide at Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, Special.-Mr. A. Bon
ham Martin committed suicide Wed
nesday morning by drowning himself
in a little spring branch in a valley
between North Dean and North Con
verse streets. .He was found with his
face forced downward into seven inch
es of water. There was not the slight
est clue to indicate that the end of the
unfortunate man was other than self
planned, and no inquest was held over
his remains. Mr. Martin was 54 years -
of age and his wife and four children
survive him. He was a native of the
county, and lived at Martinsville. He
had been in failing healt for some
time, and for the past four v-eelks had
been in the city for treazment. His
rash act is attributed to melancholia
and despondency occasioned by bad
health. When found he was lying in
the branch in his night clothes. The
deceased boarded on North Dean
street. and this morning when a ser
vant went to call and see what the pa
tient wanted, he discovered that there
was no one in the room. A search
was at once instituted. which resulted
in the finding of the dead man. The
deceased left no note or message. The
body was carried to Martrsville. the
home of the deceased, o burial.
I Accidentally Shot.
Gaffney, Special.-As a result of the
accidental discharge of a pistol in the
hands of his friend, Henry Smith,
Stanyarne Wilson lies serio:uily wound
ded at his father's home. It seems
that at a late hour Wednesday night a
party of young men were at the Ross
pool room which was in .harge of
Smith. When the hour for closing ar
rived, Smith drew his pistol from a
show case and unbreeched it 'to see
whether or not it was loadel. He then
breeched it with a snap and the weapon
was discharged. the buliet plowing
I along Smith's left thumb and forefinger
and striking Mr. Little in the abdomen
just below the ribs on the left side.
He was at once removed to his home
and several physicians were summon
ed. The full extent of his injuries are.
not yet known, but it is believed that
neither the bowels or bladder are punc
tured, which, if true, makes the cnan
ces of his recovery better.
Papar Pulp Factory.
Georgetown, Special.-Mr. D. H.
Greene. who for some time has been
looking around for a suitable location
for the paper and pulp factory which
he has organized with a capital of
$l00.000 has definitely decided upon
Bucksport. on the Waccamaw river,
and the plant will be erected and put
into operation at an early date.
The capacity of the mill will be about
40,00 pounds of pulp per day, to be
increased shortly to 100,000 pounds per
day and will employ approximately
150 hands. The Richardson Cypress
Lumber and Shingle Company is lo
cated at Bucksport and the owners of
this plant has been mainly instrumen
tal in securing the pulp plant for
Bucksport where it will be in such close
proximity to the boundle-ss quantities
of the raw material. The paper pulp
factory is expected to do an immense
business, which will be of important
benefit to this port.
The Davenport Case.
Newberry, Special.-The trial of Mr.
Thos. J. Davenport for the shooting
of Mr. P. C. Smith, from the Kinard
section, commenced last week. Both
parties are prominent men. and the
trial has excited a great deal of inter
est. The trouble occurred last July
on the edge of Mr. Davenport's plan
tation when, after some little difficulty
about a road through the place. he
shot Mr. Smith through the right
breast with a 3S-calibre pistol. the ball
coming out about the shoulder blade.
For several months it was not known
whether Mr. Smith would recover, but
he is now practically well.
News of the Day.
The administration of -the estate
of B. H. Gaskill. deceased. formerly a
Philadelphia broker. is alleged to
have disclosed that financial institu
tions of that city lost between $759,
000O and $1,000,000 through alleged
forged certificates of stck.
S. P. Sheehan. former secretary of
the Democratic National Committee,
died of apoplexy while in the midst of
an address to the National interstate
Independent Telephone Asociation.
College Honor System.
Asheville. Special.-The honor sys
tem of governing college students was
discussed in the conference of South
ern College Y. M. C. A. men, WV. D.
Weatherford. general secretary for the
South. telling of the installation of
that system in the University of Ten
nessee and University of Arkansas.
In these institutions, Dr-. Weatherford
saidl. a student senate has been form
d. where all cases of dishonor or mis
behavior are judged, and where found
necessary, the student is expelled up
on its recommendation.
President of Georgia Senate.
Atlanta. Ga., Special.-Senator WV.
S. West. of Valdosta, Ga.. reprcsentinlg
the sixth district, was elected presi
dent of the Senate. It required 31
ballots to decide the question of the
presidency. Governor Terrell's mes
sage was. today read before both.
houses of the General Assembly. Gov
ernor Terrell will tomorrow be inau
gurated Governor for the second time.