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+#The- Yellow Peri-r
Only One Hope for Continued White
By Bernard P. Shippray.
++++++++0@ USSIA has richly deserved the puinishment she has received,
a+ and her reverses on land and sea are but the natural fruk
* of the corruption, insolence and insincerity of her govern
ment Nevertheless, Japan's tiiumph is anything but a
cause for congratulation and elation among the rullg.na
tions of the earth. It has brought appreciaboly nearer the
end of the white man's world iule, and it points to the time
when the yellow races will doninate the seas and lands that
we of white skins have so long looked on as ours.
In variably, with Japanese influence predominant in Asia. China will be
organized on modern industrial lines. Her vast natural resources, her teem
ing population of industrious. capable workers will be developed in competi
ton with the nations of Europe and the Americas. Under the guidance of the
Japanese, China's millions of inhabitants in three generations will solve the
problem of the onen door by producing such manufactures as the country
needs. Importation will stop because home manufactured goods. of a quality
equaling the best made in other countries, will supply the home markets. Cost
of manufacturing will be lower in China than in any other country. Soon she
will have a saiplus to dispose of, and the outlet for that surplus she will seek
in Europe and on this continent.
If the law of supply and demand is not hindered in its operation by leg
islative enactments directed against Chinese goods, Chinese manufacturers
will un-derseU us in our own markets. Our manufacturing suprenacy-that
is, England's, Germany's, France's, America's-will be not only lost, but our
manufacturers will be forced to close :their mills and their employes will be
without means of obtaining a livelihood, unless they can sink to the level of
On the other hand, if protective- -measures are adopted in self-defence,
they will ultimately result in war-.a war of the Japanese-Chinese against the
'white nations of the world. :Such -a war, with the Japanese-Chinese forces
animated .by the spirit that :animates the Japanese of today, conducted as
Japan has -coducted the present -war. .and with the opposing forces managed
as the armies of. all other nations are managed now, could end only in com
Plete :success for the yellow allies.
There is but one rift in the clouds. With increasing knowledge of west
ern nations, Japan may adopt western vices of public administration. Graft.
corruption. favoritism. cheap politics may weaken her now splendid system of
honor, truth and patriotism. 'Under such circumstances, the whites would
have -a fair chance to wir. .Otherwise,:the whites are lost.
.. Tired Out.A
By Kaie Thorn.
TERYBODY has :the :same complaint
Everybody .is :tired out.
No energy, .no.ambiticn, no life, no anything.
It is a luxury to meet with a person who does not say
anything about his .liver, or his nerves, or his catarrh, or
grip, or spo-:ted .fever, and the age his grandmother died at.
Women -especially are tired out. You can't find one
who has energy enough to make her husband a -shirt, or tend
her baby without a nursemaid, but:there are a great many
with enduranae enough left a> take -care of a couple & lapdogs and a poll par
When we look :around us,. and-see how things are managed, and how the
lives -of our friends are ordered, we.are not surprised that vitality is a thing
of the past. It is a dreadfully .tough .job to live nowadays., and do it as our
friends expect us to do it.
The wife and mother of a family.must keep herself young. and she must
dye her hair when it turns gray, and pull cut the hairs on her upper lip when
they threaten to develop into .a moustache, and she must paint, and powder,
and crimp, and wear tight shoes.-and tight corsets, and flounces, and ruffles,
and plaitings,.and fiummydiddles,,and she must dress her children fit for the
ballroom every day, because Mrs. .Judge Cushing dresses hers n .that way;
and she must have a large house full-of fine furniture and artistic decorations,
and she must paint .roses, and all the daughters must paint roses,.and do Ken
sington stitch, .and make sunflower -tidies, and ottomans, and screens, and
things ;by the score,.to be set up in everybody's way, and a nuisance generally.
And there must be .a tconservatory,;and .an aviary, and some gold .fishes, and
several pots~af.ferns-to keep in order:and stumble ovrer, and all the boys must
haive voclocipedes, and rocking horses, and pointer dogs to sea to; and the
grown -girls must have organs, and pianos and saddle horses and aurtonmobiles.
and new dresses .for every ball, and new jewelry for every party.
And there must be dinners, and .teas, .and garden parties, and -tennis par
ties, and company every evening, and a trip to Saratoga or Long Branch- and
the mountains every summer, anda'trip to Florida ever~y winter; and -a trip to
Europe :sandwiched .between, every <two or three years, and new outfits .tor
No ,wonder people are tired.
No wonder nerves are not what-they-u.sed to be.
No wander 'we .die before we live -out half our days.
A-: a :nation, we are rushing ourselves to death trying to be happy and
fashionabale. We rush along at high pressure. We have just as many balls
and parties to get through with this -week; just as many .trips and excursions
to make This month: And so many things -to be got rcady for each occasion!
"Things' :are :the curse of modern existence! Why is it :that we must have
new things :to go esomewhere when one has already so many clothes -that she
knows not -what -to do with them? Why -should sensible women act as if the
whole fate ,of the universe depended on 'how many rows of shirring they had
-in an overskirt?
Life is all hurry. We hurry through one thing to get to another. We
want to crowd -all we can into our .lifetime. We turn right into day., and
dance and fiirt away the hours for sleep,:and we drink wines and strong tea
and coffee., "tto brace-up our nerves," and -we eat late suppers, and we 'live i-a
hot rooms, 'and -we use -poisonous face powder, and wear murderous corsets,
and shoes which give us untold agony; .and 'ye die at thirty-five or forty, and
-our friends put -up tombstones with symbols -of broken lilies, etc., and inserip
tions which :signify that "God called us"--when, instead, if the truth were
told, our ton'bstones should :bear the legend. "Died of too m-uch dancing, .toe
:much dissipa.tion,,and .too .mach fashiom."--.Nw York Weekly.
T Let The ChiLd Alone
By The iRev. Merle St Crcix Wright.
*:.!.!.'<.:-+4 WE -the children more active -accomplisha>.nts-dancing.
+ +~ hoF ek :idin-, gynasitrm 'work, swimming, he said
.I think that a child who assaciates closely wi'~h the noble
+. +E 1horse cannot go-tL wrong.
4. 0 Praine, not bh-.me, is the great agent that helps children
to -grow. :For chikiren are al .heroes, and there is nothing
+-++<-+<+ they will :not do tilat you 'beiieve .or expect them to do. I
~~ '~woUndn't :lea-~k a 'child's wili :for ,anything, nor take the
bloum from its natare. There us -nothing in the -world like
real nahire of a child. And wparents rometimes attempt to break the will of
the -chid when thney themselves are oqnt of temper -anti -punish without cause.
Instead fney should keep their heads col and thbi~r .reason calm if ,the child
'The pimishmnent shtnd fit -tne child,;and not ft-e irime. Study your child.
K It riay be imaginative.. j~g may .be sensrlive. It mzy -do ~& mischievens thing
5 just f-or aM.ange. In that -case how can yau punish .it by aniy set of hard and
\ fast rules. .Always nake -the -chbd undenmr~and just -why -it 3.s being -sutished.
I consider that to bring up oera child udght be eind~ an art, but to -bring
un many must h.- a handiezft. -Children get licked and -whipped and :round
ed into shapr amoe:ig other thildren. They get independence in this way,:arid
that is really the e:-:perience ,.6 the w orld. it-eems to me you can't let achijid
too miuch alone.
Frceedom. companionship. fellowiship. love- hose are wrhat childiren need.
By trust ing and believing in them you can brir g about the' thtings in tiem
that you dcsire to see. It seems to me that the~ lesson henveee pa-ent a~nd
child is oiw- of reciprocity-that ~eh g rows throtgh the other. Anid I bell'i-e
that the cadren :~ave more rights against parents than the parents ha-r
against the child(ren.
Two Fisher Cats Caught. f ~ WAIN TZ
G. W. Streeter of Bolton caug~ht n ~ ~ ~ ~ gr rbetwl
traps in the Bolton SMountains rcent~' a'--'n- ly eo'~ ie
two fisher eats, animals rarei 3 Oeer.. lOX
in this part of the coumry~. ---.'aes If heanul
The animals have he-ads wich r- ~~ ~ ~ a. l
semble that of a bear. Tihey weha- a:v-theoehdt
about ten pounds each. They- pcosa: -- I~i- ~n
a fneblak urwhch s -~~~--- - ---Ths oe ~eth-gir prole willa
~dr. Straietd. it does. IninIahaverenfug-y
cious and w-ill puz up) a grod !! t-hr
St. Albaus 31esenger.- _ TW TRE
it i xZcr ~v~7~s o~t~e Hutbyn-Whichi half is it i at does
onen't know how the other h i lives.
P~b~e :~a:~tU ~ ~~- tWifey-Taboutbetter half .frAnswers.
AlTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION ti
Attorney General Gunter Has Given
An Opinion. P
There has been a good deal of talk 5
in parts of the State about certain de- t
fects in the Brice law. s
Mr. W. F. Clayton. of Florence. is
one of these who asked the attorney C
general for information on the matter a
of ordering elections. -Mr. Clayton's P
object evidently is not to befuddle the U
matter, but to get definite instructions 11
upon which to act, for he is the chair- c
man of the board qf commissioners of a
election for Florence county. Senator e
J. S. Brice and the supervisors of New. b
berry and Union counties have asked
questions which are answered in the
reply of the attorney general.
Mr. Gunter holds that the elections
should be held under the general elec
tion law and should be managed ac- a
cordingly. As there may be man 0
counties interested in this matter, the
opinion is published in its entirety s N
that counties may follow the sugges- +
tions and not have the question o- I
technicalities raised tco late to remedy s
the matter. Following is the letter o-2 n
Mr. Gunter to Mr. Clayton: N
Columbia, S. C., July 28. 1905. 9
Mr. W. F. Clayton, Chairman Board of p
Commissioners of Election. I
Florenuce, S. C. g
Dear Sir: You request to be advise I c
whether under the act authorizing . a
vote upon "dispensary" or "no disper.
sary" what are your duties as chair- t
man of the board of commissioners cf p
election under the direction of the pro- it
vision that such eleceion "shall be con- V
ducted as other special elections," and t
stating further, "I am unable to find t(
any general law upon thes ubject of e
special elections. The designation of P
an election as special carries with it 11
the idea of a special act, and or e i
special act is not authority for a'i
other: hence I am constrained to view t
the law as defective, and to such E.n u
extent does this defect go that if a:
makes it inoperative. But of that I t
have no contest. I want to know if
any duty devolved upon the county
board 'of election commissioners in
case an election is held in Floren e e
county upon the dispensary questicn.
If our boprd is to appoint managers of t
election I want to know it so that we
may do our duty. I further desire to e
know if it devolves upon our board t
to pxrepare for the election, who is to a
pay for the election and what rate of ti
pay is necessary. I cannot conceive
how the State is liable as it is in a
general election for managers' p:ly,
neither can I see any authority .:or
the county to pay those managers. rior
can I see any authority unler the see
tion for the supervisor to appoint man
agers. I would, therefore, 1LKe your
early .oninion unon tie two proposi- s
tions submitted so that the cou-Ity
board of election commissioners can
do their duty, if any duty they have 0
in this case of elections."
I quote your letter of inquiry exten
sively. as the questions and state- 0
ments -will probably add light to the P
matter, and take the liberty of reply
ing herein to communications fiom
the county supervisors of Union and i1
Newberry counties, and to Hon. J. S. f
Brice. of Yorkville, asking construc
tion of certain features of the statute. lt
as this reply covers the questions. c
I am riot unmindful of the fact -:hat t
there is a case now pending before the a
Supreme Court involving, as I under
stand it, questions propounded here. i
and were there only one c~ounty affect- E
ed andl that county before the cotirt I 2
should not attempt to anticipate the r
court; but as every other count.y in c
the State has a right to invoke this
particular law at once I do not deem b
it impertinent to give the beneft of
my views to the administrative of- s
ficers of the law who are entitled top
the same, there being no abinding obli-v
gation to accept them.
By an act approved Feb. 25, 1904, ,n
(p. 485, .acts 1905) "any county may h
seure the establishment of a diupen- 3
sary or dispensaries or the removal e
of a dispensary 0:: dispensaries n ithin t
its limits in the following mar.ner:
Upon the petition of one-fourth of the
qualified -voters of each county for ant
election upon either the question of 3
the establishment or the removal ofb
dispensaries therein being filed with
the county supervisor of each ecunty,
he shall order an election, submitting
Ithe question of 'dispensary' or 'no dlis-t
pensary' to the qualified voters 01 sucht
Icounty. which shall be conduced as1i
other special elections," etc. a
By the rnanda:e of the general as
sembly it is evident that the only way
for a county to vote in or vote out
Idispensaries is by an election conduct
ed as other special elections. The
question then resolves itself in:o the
proposition,. Does our law provi:le for e
'other special elections. and if so how
are they to be conducted? It "other s
special election&" are provided for it
is clear that such a prov'isioni must be jg
Sction 205 of the eivil code of 1902
Iprovides "'general elections for -:ederal
IState and county officers in this State
sall be held on the first Tuesday fol
lowing the first Monday in November, h
1896, and in every second year there
aftr, and at such voting places as
has been or may be established by law: !
and all general or' special elections 1
held pursuant to the constitution of
'the State shall be regulated and con- i
ducted according tO the rules, prin
cipes and provisions hereinafter pre
This is the only general provision
for .the conduct of special elections
tha 1 have been able to find, and itr
is found in chapter 10. entiitiel. "The
Manner of Conducting Elections and
That the elections provided for by
Ithe 1904 act- are "special" seems to me
to be clar. and the suggestion that
conducted as "ether special electionisC
'efers to .elections under- a specixal act
is I think, without mer it, for lie _term
"special eetion" as used here is to s
contraistinlguishi such elections from b L
IgeneraJ elections. each being a g~enera!
class with a differert applicauOn.
while throse relections under t. spcela '
ac't are for specified localities and se.
Tat 9uch ani election in quesUn [
must :Y- ndl is he'l:1 pursuant to, in
entuon" as required scerms to m
evident. for the 'onstittionl in article
8.~ seon ". dirts that in th'e - f
assembIy shai! hat. -he righ- to pro
hibit the sale- of ako,,clIe liqors' and
may lieense persons to sell liu ors 1n1f
dr u1chi rules as it deems~ rp:-r o:
a- authorize ecrtai:.' p''li hrfi.1r.
in ,' naii o th Stat aohol i
on could be held otherwise than pur
iant to the constitution unless there
ere unconstitutional provisions. whic'h
The cases in 54 S. C. of Segars vs.
arrott. p. 1. and State vs. Moore. p.
16. in reference to special elections en
ie formation of new counties and
anging county lines are in point and
istain this view.
In the case of Hunter vs. Senn. 61 S.
., p. 44. wbich involved the validity of
n election upon the question of "dis
ensary" or "no dispensary" in the
>wn of Prosperity, the supreme court
eld that because the ballots did not
)nform to the statutory requirements
s to the size, ecolor, etc., that such an
lection was not thereby invalidated:
ut this conclusion was based mani
stly upon the fact that. this was a mu
icipal election to be governed by
ie ordinance of the town on that sub
t. for the report of t'ie referee says:
My attention has not been called to
ny statute regulating the size, shape
r color of ballots in municipal elec
ons. general or special and that the
uestion as to such was imma-:erial,
-hich was sustained by the court in
ie following language: "There is no
LW which condemns the course pur
ied by the electors at this special mu
icipal election.' " Had this been a
unty election then ne:essarily the law
overning elections in a county must
revail. which is none other than the
LW governing an election to fill the
eneral election laws of the State. This
se fortifies the view expressed
From an examination of the various
xt books, encyclopaedias, State re
orts, etc . there is abundant author
y for the view that where authority
)r a spezial election fails to provide
ie machinery. recourse should be had
) the geieral election law accepting
ther this view or the interpretation
laced upon our election laws as here
tbefore expressed the law, the result
I am, therefore, of the opinicon that
ie supervisor ordering an election
ader the 1904 act (commonly known
the "Brice act") should direct the
ime to t'he commissioners of election,
iat the requirements as to the size of
le bellots, time of opening and closing
ie polls, eligibility of voter, and all
the*: requirements governing a general
lection should be complied with.
It follows from this conclusion that
ie expenses of the election axe to be
tet just as the expenses of a general
.ection as governed by action 222 of
ie code. If there are no funds avail
le it becomes a matter for legisla
U. X. GUNTER, Jr..
The Government is going to bulild
rty-two schoolhouses in the ?anaua
Portsmouth, England. has passed an
-dinance for the suppression of cock
A French torpedo boat has been sent
at to engage in battle vitn the por
Dise along the coast of Brittany.
The Kaiser has adlded to the German
rmy bands trurnpeters provided with
istruments three feet in length. made
-om Suth African antelope's horns.
Professor Reickenbach is said to
ave p-:oved that thirty persons in I00
in sec, in th:e da:'k, colored rays from
ie human 'body and flashes from a
On five different chbarges of commit
g breaches of the New Zealand
hops and Offices act, :i Christehurch
sbonger and restaurant keeper was
S.iy~ fined ?5 10s., with ?7 1-'s.
Two earts. fhll of bread, dIrawn by
orses, were utilized to supply the
uests at ai gigantic wedding feast at
erignac, in Brittanxy, at whlich 1000)
ersons were present. anxd seventeen
-hole oxen were consumed.
A retired ermy lieutenant hans bc.en
rest d at Naiupiin. Greeec. owing to
[. Delannis. the Premier. would be
ssassinated on JTune 13. which was
I actual date of the crime.
Professor N. A. Cobb, of Spencer,
[ass., who bas beeri in the emlloy of
e Australian colonia! mov'i~ee't in
'ew South WVales. has been engaged
y Secretary Wilson to push scientific
irming ini the Hawaiian Islands.
In order that: le may faimiliarize
imself with the work of railroaid men,
I Rev, Dwight E., Potter, pastor of
1 Union Street Presbyterian Church,
1Oakland, Cal.. has gone to work as
i oiler in the railroad yards of his
Dick Cooley (Am.) has made but one
ror in forty-four games.
Dundon. of Chicago (Am.), made but
x misplays in fifty games.
Seymour (Nat.) has hit safely in
i teen games in succession.
Chicago (Nat.) fans have finally for
otteni Fred Pfeffer. JTohnny Evers
'he Boston Nationals have scored
swer runs than any other major
Fred. Mitchell (Nat.) has thus far
r'formed in five different positionis
Mertes (Nat.) hit safely fourteen
mues in the last eight games of the
When not working in a game the
oston (Nat.) pitchers practice control
a the turnstile.
Jimmy Williams (Am.) has made four
'isp~lays in fifty games. and not One in
Maloney tNat.) turned down by three
ao league clubs. has been averiag
ig three steals to a game lately.
The New York American League
lub has bought Catcher Livingston
'om the Wheeling Club for $800.
Crawford and Hiekman have again
wapped positions. Crawford going
ack to Detroit's (Am.) tirst base.
Bob Emixslie (Nat.) seems to be the
ist unfortunate of umpires in the
ntater of being injured by foul tips.
There is not at man of the entire Cin
nati (Nat.i sextet of pite'her's who
as a record of conisective' wins this
Froi standing on his toes at short
rd. Elberfeld (Am.) ha s hiardenedl a
't of leg muscles tha:t keep his heels
T' the ground at all times.
President Hart. of (Chic'ago. (Nat.)
sures that his club lost's from~i $tI0 to
[1)* eve'y year'01 onihlls that are ear'
ei away in the spectators' pockets.
'I have loved andl lost," sighed the
tan in black suspender's.
"Hov. sad!" said the synmathetic
-ind. "You loved the beautitul
ir and lost her ?"
"No, mar'ried her, and ever since I
tvo lost all loose change T jeft in
A ilORRIBLE DEATH
Young Man Swallowed Alive By a
WAS CAUGiT NEAR BEAUFORT, N.C.
Sutton Davis, 16 Years Old, Carried
Away by a Large Shark, Which At
tacked the Boy While He Was Wad
ing in the Water at Davis' Shore.
Beaufort. N. C., Special.-A most
horrible and shocking occurrence took
place at Davis' Shore, about ten miles
east of Beaufort, Saturday afternoon,
when Sutton Davis. a 16-year-old lad,
while wading and playing in the water,
was suddenly attacked and eaten by
a very large shark.
Young Davis was in water about
waist deep when suddenly the shark
approached him, threw him in the air,
caught him as he struck the water,
pulled him under and disappeared in
the deep water with the boy. Thor
ough search has been made, but no
particle of his body has been found.
Those who were with the boy were
terribly frightened and could not help
The occurrence has thrown a feel
ing of horror over our town. The
citizens and the guests of the commu
nity, particularly the children, have
enjoyed the fine dives and invigor
ating swimming matches which they
daily participated in.
A large number of sharks have been
noticed in the waters here for two
weeks, but no one felt much anxiety
on account of the presence of the ter
rible monsters. 'A large quantity of
fat-backs have been caught this month
and a quantity of refuse matter has
been thrown back into the water from
the factories, and sharks have come
in to feast on it. It is the first time
a person has been molested by a shark
in these waters in nearly 50 years.
Five Killed by Lightning.
New York, Special.-During a thun
des storm of terrific intensity which
passed over New York S'inday after
won five persons were struck by
lightning and instantly killed and
nine were seriously injured at the
Parkway Baths, Coney Island. At the
same time five men were killed and
three were prostrated at Gravesend
George Dunwoodie, of Buffalo.
.Jacob Frankel, Manhattan.
Robert F. Wasch, Bronx Borough.
Charles Bennerle, Brooklyn.
Henry Ransweiler. j Brooklyn.
Frank Bennerle, Brooklyn.
David Wilts, James J. Dunne, Tina
Christiansen, Harry Krohn. Clara
'rieil, Mary L. Curley, Isaac Raff and
wife, Amelia Schone, William Rans
'eiler, John Apple, Daniel McCauley,
all of Brooklyn.
Express Office Robbed.
Palatka, Fla., (Special.)--The safe
of the Southern Express Company
here ivas opened by burglars between
3 and 4 o'clock Sunday morning and
currency to the amount of about $2,000
was taken. Mr. Graves. the agent, who
sleeps in the office, was bound hand
and foot by the robbers and his keys
secured. The safe .was opened by com
bination. The cash dirawer was rified,
one of the keys taken from Graves
unlocking it. Checks, money orders and
everything but the cash were cast
Aged Man Hanged.
Butte. Mont.. Special.-Miles Fuller
was hanged for the murder of Henry J.
Gallahan, October 24. 1904. Fuller is
over '70 years of age, and he presented
a pathetic figure as he walke-i from the
jail to the gallows. He has attempted
to commit suicide several times, and
three death watches were placed over
By Wire and Cable.
English doctors had an unexpected
entertainment when they visik.d Dr.
Prugen in the course of a trip to
Paris. When he had shown them his
museum he ushered them into his op
erating room, where he performed
eight important operations. including
one for appendicitis, in two hours and
An ice factory for Southern Pines is
The treaty signed by 12 European
countries intended to suppress the
white slave traffic has, gone intE ef
For attempting to bring a strike to
a peaceful ending, George Prescott.
walking delegate for the National
Teamsters' Union, was shot, probably
The four men who were thought tO
have been drowned late Saturday by
the sinking of the yacht Narkeeta in
the Delaware Bay, near Lewes. Del..
have arrived at Bower's Beach, a few
miles from Lewes.
Thirteen Savannah druggists have
been arrested and bound over to
court for selling cocaine.
Buddy Ryan won from George Peter
son in the twentieth round of their
Seven persons were killed and 54 in
jured so tar this year by automobiles
in Chicago. Figures show an appaling
increase over las: year's record of one
killed and seventy-three injured.
Fred. E. Carlton. suspected of mur
der and other crimecs and held in New
York. has been fcqund to have married
a widow in Troy. Ala., whom he rob
bed anid deserted.
Thomas F. Ryan has made an agree
ment, it is said. to sell thc Equitable
Life Assurance Society stock bought
by him within two years for $2,500.00'0
aad 4 per cent. interest.
Mr. lilliard Pegeuw. son of .Major R.
E P(geus. of Cht-raw. S. C. kille-d a
r't-tl-nake on their plantanion during
'he past wck. The snak~e had1 19 rai
ties- and button. Mr. Pegen? Was
p~ing through a field and h'' dlo
ucu''e up h. hae w-as coiled redy
fr a :-r1ike. Tus i:- I: de --ges. :a!
n- wn corted from thi se'ctionr fol
SOUTH CAROLINA CROP BULLETIN
Weather Conditions Given Out by the
The South Carolina section of the De
partment of Agriculture issues the fol
iowing official bulletin of weather and
:rop conditions for the past week:
The week ending Monday, July 24th,
had a mean temperature about 2 de
grees per day above normal. The ex
remes were a maximum of 100 de
grees at Blackville and Florence on the
20th and a minimum of 61 degrees at
Charleston on the 19th and at Green
ville on the 20th. it was somewhat
-ooler at the close of the week. The
sunshine was normal, or slightly above,
and was highly benificial. There were
a few local high -inds, but no serious
damage was done.
There was practically no rain over
the eastern half of the State; in the
?entral counties there were numerous
local showers, some of which were
heavy; there were also scattered light
showers over the western counties.
What rain fell was highly beneficial, as
it occurred in localities that needed it.
Over the greater portion of the central
and southern counties the ground has
become very dry and rain is needed.
Where the rainfall was heavy last'week
crops did exceptionally well, but where
it was light last week and none fell
this week, crops suffered and general
ly deteriorated cotton by wilting under
the high temperature, and rusting,
turning yellow and shedding; corn by
firing and wilting. Cultivation made
fair progress and over a large portion
Gf the State crops have been laid by
although this work will not be com
pleted for several weeks.
Cotton continued to make rapid
growth generally and has too a large
weed and too little fruit over the
greater portion, while a number of re
ports indicate that growth has stop
ped, and that th.e plants are blooming
to the tom, There are fewer reports of
damage from insects. and more of rust
and shedding and of plants turning yel
low. Cotton is beginning to open in
lower Barnwell county.
There is a general improvement in
both old and late corn, although the
former is too nearly ripe to
be greatly benefited by the recent rains.
Fodder pulling has begun. Some old
corn "fired" to the ears. Bottom lands
that were flooded are recovering slow
ly. The heat and insectb have injured
growing tobacco. Selecting and curing
are active. Peas for forage are prcmis
ing. Rice is beginning to head in the
Colleton district; June rice being cul
tivated in the Georgetown district. Pas
tvres excellent. Peaches a.e fairly plen
tiful but many are rotting on the trees.
LeConte pears are ripening. Sweet po
tatoes and cane are doing well.
Proposed New Lines.
Bennettsville, S. C., Special.-The
talk which your correspondent heard
during his recent trip across the State
and a few days stays at White Stone
Springs was not confined to newspa
pers and polities. The industrial prog
ress and p'rosperity of South Carolina.
especially in the Pee Dee section. were
topics of general discussion. The ques
tion of railroad building and boat
transportation along the Pee Dee is
receiving not a little attention.
One of the important projected rail
roads is from Dillon to Gibson, con
necting there with a branch of the
Seaboard to Hamlet. The promoters
of this enterprise say that the road
will be built. It is stated that Dillon
has subscribed $10,000. Little Rock $10,
000. Clio $5,000 and McColl $10,000 for
this road. It will pass through the
best section of Marlboro and Marion
counties, and its promoters expect it
to pay good dividends, besides enhanc
Sig the value of the already valuable
property along the line.
Th Lenettsville and Cheraw road
is also preparing to make an extension.
A meeting of the stockholders has been
Icalled to increase the capital stock
from $100,000 to $200,000. The direction
of the extension has not been deter
mined upon. It will probably go south
ward by Blenheim or Drake. Mr.
Matheson and the other financiers who
are back -of this road have Southport
as their objective point, and hope to
reach that splendid port in the not
Quarantines Againat New Orleans.
Havana, By Cable.-On account of
the existence of yellow fever at New
Orleans. quarantine has been declar
ed against that port. The Southern
IPacific line steamer Excelsior, which
is due here Monday. has sixty young
women students from Texas College
on board. The officials say that they
will be required to remain on the yes
sel or ,to undergo the usual five days'
detention at the quarantine station.
Colonel Lamont Dead.
Poughkeep.sie, N. Y., Special.-Col.
Daniel Lamont, Secretary of War under
President Cleveland, died at 9:15 Sun
day evening at his county residence, at
MbroDuchess county, N. Y., after
a brief illness. Heart failure was the
cause of death. Col. and Mrs. Lamont
were out driving this afternoon and
Col. Lamont appeared to be enjoying
the best of health. After dinner he comn
plainedl of feeling ill and Dr. Stewart,
of New York. who is a guest at the
hou~se, immediately went to his aid. The
physician diagnosed the case as an at
tack of heart failure and in spite of the
heroic treatment. Mr. Lamont passed
away within half an hour.
Caught Wi'.h the Goods' on H im.
Greenville. Special.-Constable Alt
om returned to the city Monday after
noon from the upper section of , the
county where he appeared before Mag
istrate Southern as a witness against
Harve Cox, indicted for violation of
the dispensary law. During the trial
a witness named Jesse Brooks. colored,
.was placed on the stand. Constable.
lAltom noticed a very full hip pocket on
~the witness, who was discovered to
have a pint of blockade liquor on his
Total Dead Now 58.
San Diego. Cal.. Special.-All men
connected with the United States gun
boat Bennington at the time of the fa
ta! boiler explosion in San Diego hiar
bor have been accounted for. Explo
raucn of the vesse!'s hold continues as
it is rapidly emnptied -of water. The
summnfry of the situation low is:
Dead. ~5S: wounlded. 46; uninjured. 92:
deserted. I. Total number of crew be.
fore accident. 197. C. A .M':mper was
found alive and uninjured, blotting ut
any missino- list.
Many Newsy Items Gatered From
General Cotton Market.
Galveston. quiet ..............10.15-16
New Orleans. easy ................10%
Mobile. steady ....................10%
Savannah. quiet ..................104
Charleston, nominal ...... ......10%
Norfolk. quiet ....................10%$
Baltimore, nominal ...............11
New York, quiet .................11-0'
'Boston. quiet ....................11.05
Philadelphia. steady ........... 11.20
Houston, quiet .................104
Augusta, steady ...............10.13-16
Memphis, quiet ............ ......10%
St. Louis. quiet ...................107s
Lousiville, firm ..................10%.
Charlotte Cotton Mlarket.
These figures represent pria-s raid t.
Strict good middling ..............10%
Good middling ...................10%4
Strict middling ..................10%
Tinges ................8Z to 9%
Stains ...... ........ ........7 to S i
STATE FARMER'S INST:TUTE -
To be Held at Clemson Colege, Au
gust 8th to 11th, 1905.
TUESDAY, AUGUST Sth.
8 p. m.
Address of Welcome and Primary
Address by Senator B. R. Tillman on
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th.
10 a. m.
Address by Prof. W. J. Spillman,
United States Department of Agri
Subject: "Diversification cf Farm
ing in the South."
2 p. m.
8 p. m.
Address by J. A. Everett, Indianap
Subject: "How to Solve the Farm
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th.
10 a. m.
Address by Dr. S. J. Summers.
Subject: "Farming in South Caro
lina as an Opening for Young Men.
Who Will Use Brains and Are Not
Afraid of Work."
2 p. m.
8 p. m.
Address by John Hamilton, Farm
ers' Institute Specialist, United States
Department of Agriculture.
Subject: "The new Agriculture."'
.FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th.
10 a. m.
Address by M. V. Richards. Indus
trial Agent Southern Railway.
Subject: "Farmers' Interest in Im
Miss Catherine Mulligan. of Win
throp College, will give a course in
Domestic Science during the institute.
Ample provision will be made by the
authorities of the college to assist the
visitors in examining the college, sta
tion and all the interests belonging.
to Clemson Agricultural College.
Lodging will be furnished free to the
capacity of the institution.
Apply for tickets at the entrance to
the barracks, where your name will
be registered and a bed .furnished, if
Meal tickets can be secu-ed for 25 ,
More Lights For Greenwood.
Greenwood. Special. - Superintend
ent A. J. Sproles has received a ship
ment of new material for the electri~
light plant. The plant is owned by
the city and is one of the best in the
State. It was found that the old one
was inadequate to meet the demands
f the subscribers and a new outfit
was purchased recently, consisting of
the latest and most approved electric
ynamos and generators. About 40 '
ew and improved street lamps ivill
e placed in various parts of the city
n addition to those already stationed.
Petitions For Pardons.
Governor Heyward last week re
eived a petition for pardcn for Susan
nab Malachi, of Marlboro county, who
was convicted a few weeks ago on the,
harge of arson and was sentenced
to serve a term or five years in prison.
Another petition for pardon was in
behalf of W. Zeke Brown, of Williams
burg county, who was convicted lastj'
mocnth on the charge of violating the
dispensary law' and was sentenced to,
pay a fine of $100.
Implicated George Gilliam.
Newberry, Special.--The coroner's
ury, holding an inquest over the body
f Charles Gillam, colored, who was
shot from ambush cn last Thursday
ight, brought in a verdict that the de
eased came to his death from a gun
shot wound at tne hands of Horace
Sheppard, alias George Gillam. This
egro was captured by Sheriff Buford
aturday in the Silver Street section.
He killed another negro five years
ago in the eastern part of Laurens
ounty and had never been captured
ntil the sheriff arrested him. It
was not known at the time that
orace Sheppard was guilty of the
Lexington Depct Plundered.
Lexington. Special.-About 2 o'clock
hursday morning robbers broke into
he depot here and plundered the ex
ress packages, opening drawers and
esks and broke into the freight room.
Boozer Strothers, colored, a back driv-1
r, happened to be passing, and seeing.
he light under a door and being near
rain time, went to the door and swung
t open. Two pistol shots were fired
nto him at close range and close to
ether. He was badly wone and
s in a serious condition.
Farmers' Institute at Elgin.
Lancaster, Special.-The farmers'
nstitute at Elgin took place Tuesday,
ccording to the programme previous
y arranged. and was a decided suc
ess in every way. Prof. W. S. Mor
rison. Co!. M. 13. H-ardin and Prof.
. N. Harper, of Clemson College and
Cngrssman E. D. Finley. were the
peakers frem abroad and .3r. George ?
. .Tones. seretary cf the Lancaster
Cunty Cotton Gro-.vers' Association,