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n Company to Dinner
By Kate Thorn.
r. . + A + USBANDS have a faculty of bringing home friends to dinner,
+:-ithout i.ing notice to their wives, and if any remonstranc
es are offered on the part of the priestesse's of the kitchen.
*(* these husbands assume a highly dignified tnd very much in
+ * jured air. and propose the conundrum:
Haven't I right to invite an old friend to my own
+ +++++*+ house, I wonder?"
+ , If you are a woman, and have "kept house." of course
you are well aware that when your husband prings home an
old friend at dinner time, he invariably selects a day when there is nothing
new for dinner. and when that meal is to be made up from the odds and ends
of yesteray. There will be cold greens, and a bread pudding, and potatoes
warmed over, and a pie so small that it was a mathematical problem in your
mind all the forenoon how it could be cut into eight pieces. and still leave
enough to each piece so that it might conscientiously be called a piece.
The "old friend" will enter, bland and smiling, and beg you not to make
any change on his account. Be sure and not put yourself out in the least. He
isn't particular, .not he! He came to see your husdand, and talk over old
tim(-. not to get his dinner. Certainly not.
An( you, in your soiled calico wrapper, which you neglected to change af
ter breakfast, stand 'there and listen to him, and your face is crimson hot, and
you feel sure that you never looked worse, and you wished the "old friend" at
For you are painfully conscious that those cold greens are a little tough,
and there isn't enough bread on the plate to look decent.
And these "old friends" are generally men with prodigious appetites. No
dyspepsia for them.
You wonder if he will see that spot of gravy on the tablecloth. got on yes
terday by the youngest boy, and you are in agony lest some of your hungry
Bock of youngsters may clamor for two pieces of pie each, as they frequently do,
You beg your guest to "make a dinner," and apologize by telling him that
it is your ironing day, and you did not expect company to dinner.
And he will doubtless assure you that your dinner is excellent, and tell
you that he doesn't know when he has eaten such a meal.
And after he gets home he will tell his wife that he took dinner at Brown's,
and he guesses Brown's wife must be a "poor sozzle"-for such a dinner, for
company, he never saw! Cold greens and bread pudding! and there was a
spot of gravy on the tablecloth as big as his hand.
If your family be a large one, your means abundant, and you have plenty
of help, of course company at dinner is no trouble; but if we were a man, and
our wife kept no sern at, and our larder was not always filled with luxuries,
we sho- I think twice before we took home old friends to feed, without giving
our wife due notice.-New York Weekly.
.Advice on How to Sleep?
qi 4 By Dr. J. Madison Taylor. eim.Jw
URING .childhood and exhaustive states too much sleep
is rarely possible. For those in full tide of vigor too much
sleep is 6ften distinctly hurtful.
The action of narcotics presents none of the character
D istics of normal sleep except the temporary arrest of con
b sciousness; hence narcosis is not true sleep.
The best .position to assume in sleep to invite the least
disturbance of the functions of the great organs is on the
abdomen or nearly so.
Many obscure forms of digestive or circulatory disorders may have been
initiated in infancy through lying too long. upon the back.
To secure the most perfect repose the temperature of all parts should
be equalized before retiring. Cold feet induce delay in securing sleep, and
It is then shallow .when attained.
It is most unwise to overfill the stomach before retiring; this disturbs
.sleep almost as much as hunger, but moderate eating before sleeping is not
hurtful, and Is often salutary.
Body clothing at night should be loose, not dense, permitting the ready
passage of air, never of wool next to the skin.
Bed clothing should not be too. close of texture, blankets being prefer
able to dense "comfortables" and not "tucked In" too closely. Air should be
allowed to pass occasionally under the sides, at least as one turns about more
or less freely.
Early rising is a salutary custom, especially when the day comes early,
More sleep is required' in winter than in summer. The best sleep is had
<during the hours of darkness.
The sleeping room should be cool, abundant air being always admitted.
This should not be interpreted to mean that the room may safely remain in
In the Inodern treatment of tuberculosis fresh air is recognized to be im
-' peratively needed all day and all night. Artificial heat can, and should, be
supplied along with the fresh air, till the temperature of the room be at or
near 50 or 55 degrees Fahrenheit, for some even 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Popular Science Monthly.
'" Life Insurance *%
IAssets Doubled Since
. .1896 .. t
LBy Dice-President IKingsley, of the New York Life.
+. +++++ T is the fashion in these days to decry the great extent of
~ American life insurance, to point to its size and success as
in some way a menace and a danger. As a matter of fact,
T :life insurance has barely kept pace with other branches ot
*modern business; it is not singular in its enormous devel
* * opment. Let me give you some instructive comparisons:
~ The assets of the life companies reporting to New York
**. state doubled between the close of 1896 and the close of
1904. They sprang from $1.228,000,000 to $2,454,000,000.
Insurance in force went from $5,000,000,000 to $10,000,000.
At the close of the Spanish war the total national bank circulation was
$240,000,000. In seven years this has expanded 110 percent. In the same
time the resources of national banks have increased from $4,000,000,000 to
$7,300,000,000. The resources of other banks increased from $4,500,000,000
to $9,000,000,000, while the cash holdings of all banks increased during that
In eight years from 1896 to 1904 dividends by railroads went from $81,
000,000 to $190,000,000. Earnings of national banks went from $50,000,000 to
$113,000,000 annually. The annual transactions of the New York Clearing
House increased from $29,000,000,000 to $60,000,000. Exports of mining pro'
ducts doubled. The revenues of the United States incraesed over 60 per
cent. ImmigratiOn increased over 150 percent.
SThe Moon Uninhabited &
By Simon Newcomb. c
HE moon being much the nearest to us of all the heavenly
bodies, we can pronounce more definitely in its case than in
any other. We know that neither air nor water exists on
T the moon in quantities. sufficient to be perceived by the most
delicate tests at our command. -It is certain that the moon's
atmosphere, if any exists, is less than the thousandth part
of the density of that around us. The vacuum is greater
than any ordinary air-pump is capable of producing. We
can hardly suppose that so small a Quantity of air could be
of any benefit whatever in sustaining life; an animal that 'could get along on
Sso little could get along on none at all.
But the proof of the absence of life isyet stronger when we consider the
results of actual telescopic observation. An object such as an ordinary city
block could be detected on the-moon. If anything like vegetation were pres
ent on its surface we should see the changes which it would undergo in the
course of a month. rhuring one portion of which it would be exposed to the rays
of the unciouded sun and during another to the intense cold of space.--Har
Monstrosities of Goldfish. 1 CtCuh up rmBy
The goldfish, zoologically speaking, Afwwesaoteltl -er
appears to be an exceptionally "plas- rs eti eorug h
tic" animal. By skilled breeding al- i:sothVreGovraaou
nmos: anything can be clone whm it,.ioa'sxhe )tfo on a
anda one variety recently evolved inj e'reaeothmup.nlv'me
Chi:- a has huge eyeballs. which pro- f;' ehg oku nhsam
trudce sideways from the head. Thisa e(tn:pyimyblwhsrah
v'ariey, called the "telescope fish." is im t otis
surrassed in point of queerness, how- i esta w ek h a a
eve:. by another. likewise of Chineseawlldvoedceof erin
erigin whose eyes have not only start- mms ihjw nitra wle
ed out of its head, but ha;-- turned up- s ~c:'i ol crcl a.I u
ward ninary degrees, so that tihe pu-,cr-etm iesewr f n n
pils look directly skyward. It is noth-|a eoee n i o a n le
ing ss tan amonsrosiys ener.inct ovnewadsaou
TlE SOUTHEIRN GROWERS
Annual Election of Officers For the
Southern Cotton Association.
For tihe )lrlpoSe of re-electing civil
Sub-divi.io. Militia District andii
Tovns.ip officers for the en suiin- Vea r
meetins ae c(alled t1(o e behl at ezch
votin;:Vprecinet. cr thae central prici.
oL the above named sub-divii
1hricl!121!olbIt the cottoll states o the
first Saturday in December 1903
The olliers Shall1 consist of Civil
Sub-division. Militia District or
Townishiip. President. Secretary and
Treasurer. Also. froim two to ive
representatives shall be elected, or
ehoseni. at this meeting for the pur
pose of attending the county or par
ish meeting which will be called at
the County Court House. or their
regular place of meeting. on the see
ond Saturday in December, 1905,
which will be the 9th day, for the
purpose of electing county, or parish
officers for the ensuing year.
These county officeis shall, also.
consist of President, Secretary and
Treasurer. At these county or parish
meetings. which will be held on the
9th day of December, representatives
or delegates to the State or Territor
ial Convention will be chosen, for the
purpose of meeting at their respect
ive capitols on the first Wednesday in
January, 1906. Each county or par
ish will elect one or three delegates
to attend the annual state meetings
called to meet at the State Capitols
on the first Wednesday in January.
1906, which is the third day.
These State meetings will be held
for the purpose of electing State ofli
cers for the ensuing year and mem
bers of the Executive Committee of
the Southern Cotton Association as
follows: For the State of Alabama
three. Arkansas two. Florida" one,
Georgia three. Louisiana three. Miss
issippi three, Missouri one, Norti Caro
lina two. South Carolina two, Teinles
see one. Texas tive. Virginia one. Ken
tucky one. Oklahoma one, Indian
TO COTTON GROWER AND BUSI
NESS MEN OF THE SOUTH.
'With only partial :ind crude organi
za!ion hurridely p'erfected last Febru
arv. the Southern C(atton Association
has saved millions of dollars for the
South in maintaininz the price of cot
at good figures. broughit to the bar of
Justice certain officials in the United
States Department of Agriculture at
Wa'l-ington for manipulating the cot
ton reports. started a tidal wave of
research and investigation into the
uses and value of the South's great
stalle to the spinner,; and consumers
of 'the world and built up an organi
zation which is today feared and res
pected throughout the cott6n trade of
Europe and America.
If all these things could be accom
plished ini a few monlths und~er well
nigh insurmount able dliflicul ties, much
more canl be done in the interest of
the growers of the South through
systematic organizat ion in every cottonl
growing country anld the loyalty and
support of the cotton p)roducers and
business interests of the South. Each
inividiual is an important factor in
the creation of an organization pow
erful enough to mnaitain tile suprem
aev of the South in tile future control
ot the tlreat mnanopoly whlich she pos
sesses. Each individual should feel
inspiredl to contribute his support and
iluencee to this great movement.
Ech mudividual should feel it a per
sonal andl~ patriotic (duty to stand
shoulder to shoulder with his neig
bors5 in an effort to maitainl the price
of cotton at profitable figures and conl
tiuite to the success of his individual
interests and~ the prosperity of his
The world's cotton tradle is com
bined against the prodlucers of cotton.
The values ot their staple whieh the
entire civilized world depends upon01
for clothing is made a daily football
to be kicked about at will in the spec
ulative exchanges of. the country. No
oroduelt from tile soil is more useful
to mankind, none receives harsher
reat ment at the hands of tile buying
vand sp)eculative world. The farmers
o the South have solved the pr'oblem
of its prosductioni through individual
effort. They can likewise solve the
prolemi of its market~ing by full and
systematic organization through thle
Southern Cotton Association. For the
Association to be effective it must
have the active support and co-opera
tion of tile growers in every cotton
prdcing county. It has received the
the entire press of the country, the
business interests and all other Far
mer's Organizations in the South.
The specific object of the Associa
tion is to regulate the supply of raw
otton to meet the legitimate demands
of consumption anid maintain thle
price of the staple at profitable fig
res to the grower: to encourage pr~o
per facilities for handli. the staple
both as to finance and storage: to
seek and open up wider markets for
the consumptionl of our cotton: to
bring about direct trade regulations
with the spinners of the world ; to
furnish the growvers correct informa
tion as to acreage in cotton each year,
onditionl of plant during growing sea
sons, tile yield of each crop and its
dist ributiotin: tihe cost of handling,
I ost of manufacture. price of cotton
goods and e'very phase and detail of
tle cottonl industry. Tile association
wvill advise each planter tihe mlnium
x alet of his staple each year and ad
vise and aissist him in getting its true
wot h. Thie alssociltionl will place all
his inltfrmatlonl in the hanl~ds of its
members~~l' so as to keep them i~te as
to all intelligrent utndersi andiing of the
vle of tl:e st aide and the best ways
an mea(nsf to secure' pr1acticail and
prof iitablie results. Thie past work of
enrmu alue t the farmers of thle
Soth. It piierced. withl- ay of sun
shiie and hope, the dark clouds that
hungli so threaitenintg over the South
last spring. Through its efforis the
silver linling is broadening across the
horizon eat-h day and lhe futmin now
ht'oAs bript. and happy. No mn
should be a laggard ini the great move
The consuming world is waiting
and watching for an opportunity to
Ipierce a vital spot though the protect
ing armour which the Association has
thrown around tie farmers of the
In the coming elections to be held
inl all the sub-divisions ot the cotton
growing counties and parishes in the
South on the first Saturday in Decerm
ber, let every ian respond to the call
of duty and be present to enroll the
name and elect men, good and true, to
represent you at the county or parish
maeetinzis called on the second Satur
day in December at your county site.
Pay your annual dues and let the
world understand and know that you,
as each individual, will give your sup
port and influence to a cause organiz
edto protect your interest from the
dominating hands of those who would
willingly keep you as slaves and serfs
to multiply their own wealth. Stand
up for your firesides and your homes.
Protect the great monopoly you pos
sess from the rapacious grasp of for
eigners and grafters. Join the South
ern Cotton Association and become a
factor in the cause of progress, pros
perity and freedom which is now
within our grasp. The immediate co
operation and support of every man
is vital to the success of the associA
tion. Do not delay, but act promptly
with your neighbors. In all civil sub
divisions or counties that have not or
ganized, bring them into line at the
coming annual election the first Sat
urday in December. Literature, Con
stitutions and by-Laws will be prom
ptly furnished on application to the
President or Secretary of your State
Divisions or the headquarters, South
ern Cotton Association, Atlanta. Ga.
HARVIE JORDAN, Pres.
Southern Cotton Association.
Emperor Francis Joseph is seventy
two years old.
"Hamlet" was the first play Sir
Henry Irving saw as a boy.
Emperor William recently received
an antelope horn from German East
Marquis Ito, whom the Tokio mob
stoned the other day, is the son of a
Maxim Gorky, who was arrested In
St. Petersbur as a revolutionist, owes
his liberty to Count Witte.
President Loubet says he will prob
ably withdraw from p.>litLs altogether
whlen his present term expires.
European royalty is excited now be
cause Kin'g Edward, while at Mariei
bad. flatly refused to visit the Kaiser.
Baron Komura, Japan's chief envoy
to the recent Peace Conference, has
an insuperable aversion to the silk hat.
The Czar has no civil list. All the
money in the imperial treasury is re
garded as the Emperor's personal.
The Rajah of Kaprthala has been
on a visit to Vienna to see his sons.
.who are studying at the military
The King of England has granted
ito Henry de Teissier, of Denton Court,
Kent, the right to use the title of
Baron de Teissier..
Among Lord Roberts' countless
claims to d'istinction it is little known
that he is one of the best -and hardest
riders in,.tlae British army.
Ex-Seera ary of the Navy John D.
Long has a conviction that speeches
are as mtuch of a bore to the audience
as they are to the speechmakers.
King Victor Emmanuel. by decree
dated September 13, 1905. has con
ferred upon Mr. E. Cunliffe-Owen. of
.New York. the talented foreign editor
of the Tribune, the dignity and in
signia of a Knight Commander of the
Order of the Crown of Italy.
A State convention of machinists'
lodges met at Boston. Mass.
An apprentice boys' society is being
organized at Boston, Mass.
Kansas City. Mo.. is going to have
its Labor Temple erected next spring.
A inumber of gricvances of the
stage enmployes of Lynn, Mass., have
Automiobile glasses are being used
quite extensively by enginemen as a
protect ion to the eyes.
At Buffalo, N. Y., the strike of the
riveters at the Empire Shipbuilding
Company's yards is still on.
Los Angeles, Cal., Labor Temple
sells enough union -igars to keep
twven ty union ciga rmakers employed.
The old jurisdiction dispute between
the woodiworkers and the carpenters
has broken out again in Milwaukee.
The Shipping Trades Federation, a
defens',e alliance of union freight
handlers and teamsters, has been
launched at Chicago.
Eighty miners at the Alta mines,
Telluride, Col., went on strike when
requested to take out cards in the
Mine Owners' Association.
The Supreme Court of Michigan has
held that the law requiring that a
clause be inserted in contracts for pub
lic works to employ union men is con
Union painters of Pittston, Scran
ton, Carbondale, W ilkesbarre, Pa.,
and vicinity organized a district coun
cii to be known as the Painters' Dis
mignatures of every job printer in
San Diego, Cal.. have been secured by
the representative of the Typographi
cal Union to an eight-hour day, begin
ning next January
Wages of firemen, oilers, water ten
ders, seamen, second cooks and por
ters were advanced October 1. when
the hake carriers' fall schedule of
wages went into effect.
E!ephants Destroy Telegraph Line.
Elephants have lately destroyed a
portion of the transcontinental tele
graph line at a point eighty-five miles
north of Bismarcksburg, in German
East Africa, consequently communica
tion is temporarily interhupted with
Udjidji, northern Tanganyika. The
telegraph line traverses a country
teeming with large game. which is a
source of immense annoyance to those
engaged ir maintaining through ser
vice with :he eastern shores of Tan
ganyika and the regions beyond. There
has been an invasion of elephants in
to that portion of northeastern Rho
desia adjacent to Lake Bangewelo.
These animals have devastated native
crops and frequently enter the settle
ment, when they destroy large quan
tities of graig that the natives have
storedI for their usd during the dry
'IN THE STATE
Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
General Cottozn Market.
Galveston, firm .. .. .. .. ....11 5-16
New Orleans. firm .... .. ....111-2
Savannah, steadv.... .. .. ..10 15-16
Charleston. firm. .. ........10 7-S
Wilmington, firm.. .. .. .......10 7
Norfolk, firm.... .. .. .... ..111-4
Baltimore, nominal.... .. .. ..115-S
New York, quiet.... .. .. ....11.SO
Boston, quiet...... .. ...... ..11.80
Philadelphia, firm.. .. .. .......12.05
Houston, steady.. .. .. .......11516
Augusta, steady .... .. .... ..111-4
St. Louis, steady.. .. .... ....111-2
Louisville, firm.. .. .. .....1111-16
Charlotte Cotton. Market.
These figures represent prices to
Good middling... .. .. .. ...111-S
Strict middling.. ........111-16
Middling..... .. .. .. .. .. ...
Meeting of the Synod.
Pomaria, Special.-The Evangelical
Lutheran Synod of South Carolina
met in its Slst annual Convention at
St. Paul's church, near Pomaria, New
berry county, Wednesday at 10
o'clock. The attendance was unusually
large and this was a most
pleasant and profitable convention.
At the morning service the opening
liturgy was led by Rev. Jas. D. Kinard
the secretary of the Synod. The an
nual synodical sermon was delivered
by the president, Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps.
The sermon was a strong, practical
application of the text to the synod
in its present session and in the work
before it for the year.
lection of Officers.
The election of officers for the next
year resulted as follows: President,
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps, Prosperity; vice
president, Rev. W. L. Seabrook. New
berry; secretary. Rev. J. D. Kinard,
Cameron. Rev. Dr. R. C. Holland of
the North Carolina synod, and presi
dent of the mission board of the
United synod, Rev. J. P. Stirewalt,
missionary elect to Japan, Rev. W. L.
Dorr, and Rev. E. L. Lybrand of the
Tennessee synod were received as ad
visory members. Rev. E. L. Lybran
presented the official greetings of the
Tennessee synod which was a strong
appeal for unity and cooperation. An
appropriate response was made by the
vice president of the synod, Rev. W.
True Bills Against Dispensers.
Spartanburg. Special.-The grand
jury in sessions court returned true
bills as to J. P. Thackston, J. J. Bish
op, L. Riedling, H. T. Ferguson and
J. W. Husemann, charged with violat
ing the dispensary law. Each of these
defendants is a dispenser. four con
ducting beer dispensaries and one
Ferusoneperating liquor dispen
sary No. 1. No action has yet been
taken as to Chas. Smith, former chair
man of the county board of control,
Z. H. Lanford. member of the board.
J. W. Harmon, liquor dispenser, and
W. N. Avant of the board of control.
Their eoses will probably be passed
on by the grand jury later.
A Negro Commits Suicide.
Walhalla. Special.-William Lov
inood, colored, was found dead near
his home last Saturday marning. The
cause of death was suicide. He left
his. home about midnight and when
found he was dead. He had tied a
string to one of his feet and to both
triggers of his gun. Only one barrel,
however. wvas discharged and death
must have been instaneous. Lovin
good was a hard working, peaceful
negro, but had shown signs of insan
it two or more weeks ago.
Has Arm Amputated.
Spartanburg. Special.-Mr. Ralph
Baer of the city while operating a
corn shredding machine on the farm
of J. H. Gosnell at Campton last week
met with an accident which cost him
his right arm. In some manner his
arm was caught in the machinery and
terribly lacerated. which resulted in
the aputation of the member. Dr.
H. R. Black of the city performed the
rom Anderson to Greenville.
Anderson, Special--A meeting of the
.stockholders of the Anderson Trac
tion company has been called for the
th of December for the purpose of
a reasing the capital stock to $2S0.
000. When this is done the company
will extend its lines to Belton and
from that point to Greenville by way
of Wiliamston, Pelzer and Piedmont.
The interurban line between this city
and Greenville has been quietly work
ed for some time and now definite as
surances are given that it will be con
A Pardon Asked For.
Gov. Heyward has been asked to
pardon John Martin, a negro who was
convicted of murder in Beaufort coun
ty in 1995 and was sent to the peniten
tiar for life on the jury's recommen
lation to mercy. Martin was accu.sed
of killing a man for the purpose of
robbery and with having burned the
body. The petition to the governor
rcites that the evidlence was circumn
santial and that there is grave doubt
of the negro's guilt.
Gaffey, Special.-Irene Manning,
a nro girl o fthis city was accidenlt
nl shot and~ slightly wounded while
soom bos, also niezroes, were engzaged1
i shooting at a bottle with a rifle.
The shoot ing occurred in the easter~n
part of the city near the Victor Cotton
and Oil company. The neg-ro boys say
t::t tey did( not see the girl. The
ullk :L e r~d the shoulder but wa~s
loated very easilyhyneighiboring p;hy
: ician.wh as qnuikv on the scene.
WILL GET NO PROFITS
Law Does Not Allow Dry Counties
The counties of Union, Newberry,
Marion, Oconee, Pickens, Darlington,
Horry. Lancaster and York wiJl get
none of the surulus fund of the dis
pensary this year- according to an
opinion from the office of the attorney
general. It was not to be expected
that Cherokee would be a beneficiary,
as the dispensary was voted out of
that county last year, and it was not
supposed that Marlboro and Green
wood would receive any of the fund,
for they had had no dispensiaries at
Following is the case as stated by
the comproller general in his letter:
'I have received several communi
rations in reference to the distribution
>f the profits from the State dispen
iary belonging to the State school
fund, under the provisions of section
L235 of the code of 1902, as amended
is the Brice bill, 24 stats., 487, Several
.n 1899, 23 stats., 112, and as fur
:her amended by the act commonly
nown as the Brice bill, 24, stats., 487.
Several counties in the State have,
;ince the passage of the last mention
!d act, voted that no dispensary shall
be located within them, and the act
provides any county voting out a dis
pensary shall not thereafter receive
Any part of the surplus that may re
:nain of the dispensary school funds,
ifter the deficiencies in the varipus
2ounty school funds have been made
ap as previously provided by law.
"It seems clear that my duty is,
arst, to apply so much of the net in
come derived by the State from the
sale of liquors under the dispensary
law as may be necessary to .equalize
the deficiencies existing in the various
counties in the State after the appli
cation of the three mill tax and the
poll tax to run the public schools for
the time fixed by law.
"I desire to be advised, first, wheth
er the counties which have voted out
the dispensaries within their borders
are now entitled to receive any part
of the surplus that may remain of the
dispensary school fund after these de
ficiencies above mentioned have been
"Second, are such counties entirely
excluded from participating in the dis
tribution now to. be made, or are they
to be allowed a pro rata share of such
surplus in proportion to the time dur
ing which said profits were earned and
dispensaries were located in such
"There is another class of counties
embracing Greenwood and Marlboro
which have no dispensary and never
have had any. For this reason they
have never voted out a dispensary as
specified in the Brice act above refer
red to. Are those counties deprived
of the benefit of sharing in these sur
plus school funds, or should they con
tinue to share in the distribution of
such funds as they have done prior to
this time t'
Mr. Youmans on behalf ofothe at
torney general ,expressed the opinion
of the office in the following language:
"Answering your letter of Novem
ber 4th to the attorney general asking
to be advised in reference to the dis
tribution of the surplus that may re
main of the dispensary funds after
the deficiencies in the .various county
school funds have been equalized, as
provided by the act of 1899, I beg to
"That in my opinion the Brice act
is clear in directing that any county
voting out a dispensary shall not re
ceive any part of this surplus. The
statutes providing for-the distribution
by the comptroller general refer to
the distribution of these funds as
they come into the State treasury, sub
ject to his order. It does not contem
plate his undertaking to ascertain
when or where there profits were earn
ed. As soon as the funds reach the
State treasury, subject to his order,
it is his duty to distribute them under
the existing state of facts.
"If, when you undertake to make
this distribution, you find that certain
counties have voted out the dispensar
ies within their borders, you cannot
pay over any part of these surplus
funds to such counties in fag~e of the
prohibition of the statute that they
shall not receive any part of such
surplus. S'uch counties are entirely
excluded from particiuating in the
"As to the counties of Greenwood
and Marlboro, mentioned by you, they
do not come within the terms of the
act, 'counties voting out a dispensary'
and are'therefore entitled to a share
with the other counties of the Stte
in the general distribution of the sur
plus. These are the views of thie at
After all there is very little so far
to quarrel over, as but two payments
of profits have been made since Jlan
ury 1st. One of these svas $65,075.77
on the 10th of January and the other
was $25.000 on the 7th of October.
'he total amount of surplus divided
last year was $376,456.55. of which
the now prohibition counties receive
a fourth, acording to the following
Oonee..-. .. .---......$ 5.636.91
Pickens.... .. .......--.4.414.663
York... .. - 9.347.6S8
Lancaster.. ...... ..... 9.347.68I
Union.. .... ........ ....5.451.16
Nwerry.... .... ......6,37.24
Darlington.... .. .... .. 5.S53.48
Horry.... .. .. .........8,699.88
Total. ..... .........$63,095.41
The above is from the "surplus''
fund. From the "deficiency fund''
the following payments were made:
Cherokee. nothing; Greenwood. noth
ing: Darlington. nothing; Horry,
$3506; Lancaster. $739.80; Marlboro,
$1550: Marion. $661: Newberry.
nothl~in': O)conce. $670.22: Pickens'.
$96.00: Union, nothing; York, noth
ing. The total deficienecy fund in 1904
TEITILE NIffS OF INTERE8T1 ?
Notes of Southern Cotton Mills and
Other Manufacturing Enterprises
Charlotte, N. C. The South Atlan
tie Waste Company, which was organ
ied in Charlotte several weeks ago, has
purchased land near the Highland
Park Mill. north of the city. and will
begin the construction of their plant
there at once. A two-story building
will be erected for actual manufac
turing operations and an extensive
series of warehouses be added for the
storing of waste- pior to its treat
ment. The plant will be fitted with
the most improved machinery and be
of the very latest design in every de
partment. An up-town office has been
secured at No. 23, South Tryon street,
in the building occupied by the Ameri
can Cotton Manufacturer, and; zhe
business of the new concern will be
pushed from the outset. The ineoroo
rators are: George Stephens, A. H.
Wsshburn and J. W. Todd.
Denison, Texas. By November 15
the Denison Cotton Mills will be ready
for operation.. Announcement was
made in August that the property of
the American Cotton Spinning Co.,
had been secured for remodeling into
a modern ectton manufacturing estab
lishment. There will be 10,000 spin
dles in position for manufacturing
varns, and later the company may
install looms for weaving cloth. W.
B. Munson is president of the com
pany. The latter has a capital stock
Asheville, N. C. Some time ago the
Asheville Cotton Mills were referred
to as contracting for changing. its
steam power to electrie power. This
work has been progressing, and the
company has erected a transformer
station 14x20 feet, wherein has been
installed transformers to reduce the
voltage of the current supplied by the
local power company. The**6ilt has
also made a small addition to its
picker building(16x62 feet), in order.
to accommodate one new line of picker
machinery, and will at the same time
install 1664 additional spindles, which
will give the mill a total of 10,112
spindles. Contracts 'for the electric
and textile machinery have been awar
ded, and the equipment is now being
Iva, S. C. The incorporation of the
Jackson Mills was reported some
months ago. The inorporators met
recently to affect organization and
elected D. P. MeBrayer of Anderson,
S. C., president; T. C. Jackson of Iva,
manager and assistant treasurer, and
J. F. McDonald, seeretary. The diree
tors chosen are Messrs. McBrayer and
Jackson, W. P. Cook, J, E. Watson
and W. T. A. Sherard of Iva, D. A.
Ledbetter and N. B. Sullivan of An
derson, and C. N. Mitchell of Philadel
phia, Pa. The company is capitalized
at $200,000, and will at once give con
sideration to the plans for the cotton,
mill to be built. It is stated that the
capital stock will probably be increas
ed to $325,000. ..
Laurens, S. C. A meeting of the
diretors of both the Laurens and
Watts cotton mills, of this city was
held last week. Both mills were shown
to be in fine condition and making
money. The directors of Laurens mills
deleared the usual six per cent. semi
eared the usual six per cent. seine
annual dividend, payable thie last of
Augusta, Ga. The plan announced
by the Fall Riv.er Cotton Mill Manu
ifacturing Association, whereby the
operatives are to figure in the profits
has attracted attention at the Augusta
Cotton Mills, and information is being
sought with a view to inaugurating
the same scheme here.
Lexington, N. C. High Point and
Lexington interests are combined in
the erection of a cotton mill here.
The company will commence business
at once with a capital of $10,000,
which will be increased as necessary.
Aong those interested are Mr. F. N.
Patterson, of High Point, and Messrs
C. M. Thompson, W. H. Penry and J.
D. Glimes, of Lexington.
Columbus, Ga. Continued prog
grass is reported on the work of erect
ing the new plant of the Georgia Mfg.
Co. Details as to this plant were
given several months ago. It will be
ealled that the company decided to
eret a two-story, 48140- foot struc
ture, into which their knitting machin
ery will be removed. Then the old
building will be used as a dye-house
Contracts have also been signed for
1,600 spindles to be added to' the
present installation of 40,000 spindles.
About $40.000 is being expended for
the improvements in progress.
Spray, N. C. The B. Frank Mebane
interests of this city have launched
nother textile enterprise. having in
orporated the Imperial Company dur
ing the past week. The company has
nominal capital stock of $60,000 and
its incorporators are Thomas J. Mc
Allister, J. Worth McAllister, and B.
. Terry. They and associates are
authorized by tile new charter to deal
in and maufacture textile fabrics. *
Portsmouth, Va. When the present
lease of the Portsmouth Cotton Manu
facturing Company expires, that com
pany will operate its plant. Hereto
fore the mill has been leased to other
peole. A committee has been named
to formulate thle best plan for obtain
ing the $30.000 needed for operating
expenses. S. B. Oats, Joseph A. Par
ker, W. G. Parker and John L. Wat
son compose the committee. .
The new building erected by the
Georgia Manufacturing Co., at a cost
of $4000 isa being prepared for use.