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' Taints the
HE extstence and op
3cCurdy, McCall, a
effect, not so much
with its grovelling
- l fierce passions, a-3
has produced, not it
ous corruption, whi,
The greatest a:
silently taking place in the character
money our summum bonum; and, as
millionaires, deeming all other men
great industrial arrangements. That
idealize money. Now, it is impossibl
get the glory of money into our ver:
our very souls, and not to grow debas<
material results, not to let our spirit
living and to despise plain thinking. I
ethical cults have condemned the cov
result of ages of experience, despises
form their opinions according to the
stitution of the humar mind, but thos
opinions upon trust. have aliko disco%
sorbing. too earthly: and that while i
cultivation nor refinement of soul is n
In trying wisely to inquire what is
ter than these, we are convinced tha
country's history has the dominant si
most obscure. of all vices the most
virtues may coexist with much that i!
whole man; for it is an insatiable vic
such a source. There may be in the
dise. but the trail of the serpent is
REAT though the m
Gfor the soldierly v,
years of war, I thiu
for what her people
peace which followE
For forty years
geous, but at times
for moral and mat
feel joy and pride in it. for any great
one group of Americans of necessity
Only a heroic people could have 1
with which the people of the South I
of the civil war. There had been ut
new business and social problems he
The economic and political fabric na
want, or grinding poverty. The futu
byond hope, and if hex sons and d,
would in very truth have been no ho:
But the men and the sons of tJ
front every alternation of good and
tox, and the women. their wives and
had reached an even higher heroic
themselves undauntedly to the great
For twenty years the struggle w
splendid qualities of your manhood a
to tell, and the 'wealth of your extr:
Now the teeming riches of mine
ity of those who are all the stronge
through which this prosperity has co!
and memories; you also stand loyally
and for our common flag, which sy:
hopeful for the futture of mankind;
age. Alike in your material and in y<
you stand abreast of the foremost in
Do You [
~~ HERE are just two
Twant to work and 11
______necea t talw
stant touch with th<
manager of a great
question in a recen
more difficult to fin
find work for the n
Of course, it would be ridiculous
riduals who are vainly seeking for e
tunate that, while they are competei
unable to find the opportunity, and y
just as many jobs that are being fille
The desire to draw a salary is on
ary is quite another proposition, and
not hesitate to assert that if every n
unemployed would be reduced to a xi
further and added that if every mar
holds could be reduced from the ranli
ally wanted to work could possibly be
Unfortunately those who are co:
and necessities to be satisfied as th<
ately for the man who employs ther
stamped upon their features. He a
faith, and he continues to pay them f
discovers their propensity for loafin:
search for another victim.
The young men who begin life w
living are the worst kind of clogs in
succeed in drawing the pay which wc
are not only personal:- dishonest, bi
every enterprise with which they- ma:
Turn the pages of your natural
which tells how the bees protect th(
When they are harassed by a drone
he promptly ceases to trouble them.
which we may defend ourselves from
be less successful than the bees in t
Point in East Always Cold.
On the summit of Petersburg maux
tain, near the point where Massachu
setts, New York and Vermont comi
'.ogether, is a cave called Snow hole
Snow and ice remain here throughoul
the year. At the bottom of the cave
there is never less than six feet o1
ice and snow, while beside the pat]
leading to the bottom of the cave,
spring of pure water bubbles fort]
from under a bowlder in a unifora
anw winter and summer.
Whole Man 4
erations of such moral Frankensteins as
nd Hyde in the insurance world are tho
A the general infirmity of hiuman nature,
propensities. and its ungr'vernable and
of the loathsome lust for money, which
imorality only, but a hideous and cancer
:hi is fast eating up the moral bowels of
nd saddest of all revolutions has heen
of the American people. We have made
a consequence. we have come to idolize
as but pulleys, cogs and wheels in the
is. we have become so degenerate as to
e to make money the summum bonum, to
- imagination, the thirst for money imto
d. not to subordinate intellectual aims to
ual aspirations die out, not to love high
t is not without reason, therefore, that all
etous man, and that popular opinion, the
the avaricious one. Not only those who
immutable nature of things and the cou
e whom nature has destined to take their
ered that the pursuit of money is too ab
t engrosses the mind neither intellectual
the cause that the former days were bet
t it is because at no other period of t his
irit been that of avarice-of all just the
Loathso'-e. Truth, humanity. and other
(rvil character; but avarice taints the
C, an i n. :i.ng wholesome can come from
victi'-. -haracter all the o. Of Par
ver them all.
r the New
ed of praise is which is due the South
.lor her sons displayed during the four
k that even greater praise is due to her
have accomplished in the forty years of
the South has made not merely a cour
a desperate struggle, as she has sULiven
erial well-being. Her success has been
.1l citizens of our common country should
deed done or any fine qualities shown by
reflects credit upon all Americans.
attled successfully against the conditions
ound themselves face to face at the end
ter destruction and disaster, and wholly
d to be faced with the scantiest means.
d to be readjusted in the midst of dire
e of the broken..war-swept South seemed
Lughters had been of weaker fibre there
e men who had faced with unfaltering
evil fortune from Manassas to Appomat
mothers, whose courage and endurance
Level-these men and these womien set.
task before them.
s hard and at times doubtful. Then the
d womanhood told. as they were boundc
iordinary natural resources began to be
ad field and factory attest the prosper
r because of the trials and struggles
ne. You stand loyally to your traditions
for our great common country of today,
nabolizes. all that is brightest and most
ou face the new age in the spirit of the
ur spiritual and intellectual development
the world's progress.
kinds of men in this world-those who
ose who don't.
e authority for this statement it is only
th some of those persons who are in con
labor situation. One of these men, the
employment agency, who discusses this
; magazine, admits that he has found it
i men who will work than it has been to
ien who want it.
to contend that there are not some indi
mployment. some men who are so unfor
it and anxious to work, they have been
et, at the same time, there are probably
d by persons who do not deserve to hold
athing. The desire to work for that sal
while this great employment agent does
anless job could be filled the number of
nimtun, he might well have gone a step
who is not entitled to the position he
s of the wage earners, nobody who actu
out of employmient.
stttittonally idlers have the same desires
se who are willing to work. Unfortun
. the mark of their incapability is not
cepts their tender of services in good
or the wvork they do not perform until he
and sends them out into the world to
ith the idea that the world owes them a
he wheels of progress. As long as they
ld othrwise go to an honest man, they
tLtthey are a menace to the success of
- be connected.
history until you come to the chapter
mmselves from this kind of individual.
hey deal with him so expeditiously that
Until we can devise some method by
this social incubus we shall continue to
e solution of the labor problem.--New
Lived Within His Shell.
'IThe man who has never heard of
the civil war, and who exists only in
the comic prints, had a prototy'pe in
France. It is related that Napoleon I.
a year after becoming emperor. de
termined to find out whether there
was any one in the world who had
never heard of him. Within a fort
night the police of Paris had discov
ered a woodchopper of Montmartre,
within Paris. who had never heard of
Louis vIr- nor of neroe Npnlonn!
IN Tlt LtGISLAIUR
Body of State Lawmakers Down at
Work-Bills That Have Been Intro
A Joint Session-The Elections.
On Tuesday a joint session ot tle
xeneral assemblv was held.
The joint as-embly was convened at
11 o'clock by Senator Manning. who
presided with dignity over the elect
tion. The first place to be filled by
the elections was that of chief justice
Af the State Supreme Court.
Selection of Judges.
Senator J. H. Hudson nominated
Chiet .1tistice Y. J. Pop. to succeed
himnself. Mr. Taylor of Newb6rry see
onded the nomination. There were no
other nominations. The chair de
clared that 146 votes had been cast.
all for .Judge Pope.
Senator Walker nominated Judge
C. G. Dantzler to suceed himself in
the first circuit, the nomination be'og
seconded by Mr. Brantlev. There was
no other name placed ii nomination
and the votes were cast.
For the selection of 'udges of the
second circuit. Mr. J. Belton Watson
nominated Senator E. F. Warren of
Hampton. This was seconded by Dr.
Whatley. representative from liamp
tonl. judge laines Aldrich. the incum
bent,. was nominated by Col. Jno. R.
Clov of Aiken. and] this was seconded
by Senator W. E. Johnson. The re
sult of the ballot was Aldrich. 11s;
Warren. 32; necessary to a choice. 76.
For judge of the third judicial cir
euit. Judge R. 0. Purdy was nomi
nated by Senator MeLeod. This was
seconided by Mr. Fraser. There was
no opposition and Judge Purdy re
ceived 13s votes.
For judge of the fourth circuit,
Judge H. C. Watts was nominated by
Mr. P(ollock. seconded by Capt. Sell
ers. There was no opposition and
.ludge Watts received 129 votes.
For judge of the sixth circuit, Judge
George Williams Gage was placed in
nomination by Senator Hardin, sec
onded by Senator Hough. Judge Gage
reeived the entire vote.
Judge J. C. Klugh of Abbeville was
nominated for re-election by Col. W.
W. Bruce of Marlboro. This was see
onded by Senator J. R. Blake of Ab
beville. Mr. Boyd of Laurens nomi
nated Senator Frank P. McGowan of
Laurens. This was seconded by Mr.
Nash of Spartanburg. The result of
the vote was Klugh. 100; McGowan.
41: necessary to a choice, 71.
This completed the election of
judges and the joint assembly pro
ceeded to the election of State li
brarian. Senator Marshall nomina
ted the- incumbent, Miss L. H. La
Borde. This was seconded by Col.
D. 0. Herbert. Miss S. M. A. Black
was nominated by Senator W. J. John
son. This was seconded by Mr. Boyd
of Laurens. The result was Miss La
Borde. 136; Miss Black, 14; necessary
to a choice, 76...
- Directors and Trustees.
There was no opposition to the re
election of Messrs. D. B. Peurifoy and
J. 0. Wingo as directors of the State
lIn the selection of trustees of Win
throp College there was no opposition
to the incumbents, W. J. Roddey, Dr.
E. S. Joynes and A. Markley Lee and
they were re-elected.
'The nominees for trustees of the
South Carolina College were August
Kohm. Dr. W. T. C. :Bates and James
Q. Dahvis. All thiree were re-elected
There were three vacancies on i1"
Clemson board. S. A. Sease of New
berry. Augustine T. Smythe of Char
leston. and W. D. Ev ans of Marlboro.
These were nominated for re-election
and1 Capt. ivy M. Mauldin of Pick
ens was also nominated. The joint
assembly took recess without making
a selection. Capt. Ivy Mauldin is an
alumnus of the inse:itution and his
cadid~(aev was well received as he had
ben a member of th:e house of repre
sentatives. Mr. Se.se is also an
The restult of the election for trus
tees of Clemson College at night was
as follows: L. A. Sease, 110; WV. D.
Evans. 106: J. M. Mauldin, 99: A. T.
Smythe. 60. Total inumber of votes
cast, 124; necessary to a choice, 60.
The three first named wer elected.
There was no opposition to the re
election of Cant. E. M. Blvtle of
Greenville and Maj. J. J. Lucas on
the Citadel board. They are both in
eumbent members cf the board.
The last election was that of trus
tees of the State Colored ('ollege. Dr.
Wi. R. LAwvman and Capt. ID. .J.
Bradham were re-elected. They are
on the present board and there was no
obetion to t heiri re-election.
The bills which passed to the house
Senator WV. J1. Johnson-To forbid
county supervisors and commissioners
from furnishing supplies while in of
Senator WV. J. Johnson-To require
the c'lerks in the State' ofiees to fur
tishi $10,000 bond, except the clerk in
the adjut ant general's office, who must
furnish bond in half that sum.
Senator Wells-To compel the At
lantic Coast Line to erect a depot and
rain shed at Florence.
Senator Ca rpen ter-Join t resolu
tion to authorize the appointment of a
comisin to examine the financial
affairs of Piekens.
Senator Raysor-To allow cities
having over 100 inhabitants to estab
lish fire limits.
Senator Bivins-To ebange the time
of holding courts in Dorchester.
Senator McGowan-Making all mtu
Senator Marslall-To ratify the
charter ot t he (c.ntral ( a rolina P'ov
Senator C. L. Blease-To require
firms using "& Co.'' to declare the
names of the parties therein.
Senator Dennis-To change the
time of holding courts in Berkley.
Senator Wells-Joint resolution to
have the secretary of state buy new
Senator McGowan-Joint resolugion
to have !L committee appointed to ex
amine the financial affairs of Laurens.
Senator E. S. Blease-To incorpor
ate the Middle Carolina and Western t
Senator E. S. Blease-To repeal an
act regarding capital stock ol. the
John stor.. Saluda. Greenwood and
Senator Brooks-To pay game
warden, not more than $100 annually.
A house bill by Mr. Callison. re
garding public guardian,. was also
read for the third time and will be
enrolled for ratification. The Raysor
Manning bill was made a special order
and will be one of the first dispensary
bills to be debated.
Besides the lockout bill. other
special orders on the calendar now
Special committee-Regarding the
phosphate commissioners' duties.
Senator C. L. Blease-To prescribe
a holiday for State colleges.
Senator Raysor-For bieninial ses
Senator Hood-Reducing the time
for proving wills to two years.
Senator Bates-To amend the code
relating to assessment of property.
The bill to reduce passenger fares to
two and a half cents was unfavorably
Third Reading Bills.
The house of representatives spent
a buisv day. giving third readings to
14 bill. which were sent to the senate
and to four which were ordered en
rolled for ratification as acts. In ad
dition to this 15 local bills were given
In this way the calendar is being
sifted and all necessary measures are
being pushed through. The fight for
the rest of the session is now eenter
ing on the matters of policy.
The compulsory education matter
was brought up on Mr. Ker
haw's bill which came over from last
session but there was no time to get it
to a1 vote.
The judiciary committee has
got another bump, being the third
time this session that the house has
given favorable action to a bill which
'was opposed by the committee. It
was Mr. Hall's bill to permit constab
les to arrest without warrant persolls
said to have been gambling. The
house first voted down a hostile mo
tion and then after further debate re
versed itself and refused to pass the
The biennial sessions propositioni
has been made the special order for
Thursday. There are seven bills un
der this head. one introuduced by Mr.
Beamguard last year, one by Senator
Ralsor and several by the joint com
mittee appointed to investigate the
constitutionality of the election of
1904 on this subject.
Since last year a great deal of op
position has arisen and this proposi
tion is being fought because it is very
evidently the wish of corporations to
have the legislature to meet biennially
Senator Tillman said recently that
biennial sessions would bring more an
novance and expense on the State
than they- would save for they would
probably be supplimented by special 4
sessions-as was the case in Georgia.
Third Reading Bills.
The following senate bille were
givpn third reading and were sent to 1
the engrossing department to be en
rolled as acts:
Senator Hough 's to charter the Cen
tral Railway Company of South Caro
Senator Stackhouse's to provide for
a two mill levy~ for road tax in Marion
Senator Brown 's to pay Treasurer 1
W. H. Lawrence $50.
Senator Peurifoy 's to repeal the ex
enation of certain portion of Collcton
county from the stock law.
At 12 o'clock yesterday the house
waded into the compulsory education
fight. It was on Mr. Kershaw 's billI
to promote attendance of children in
c~ools. The committee had made an
un favorable report on the bill.
Mir. Kershaw made a very fine argtu
ment for the bill. He first showed
that it is competent for the State to
reach out and educate the children.
He also showed that the decadence of
nations has been due to the preponder- I
ane of illiteracy among the people.
He then argued the necessity for a I
compulsory education law. There are
20,000 men of voting age in South
Carolina who can neither read nor.
write. This State stands seventh fronm
the bottom in the matter of illiteracy.
He told of 16 white children of school
age on one farm in Florence county
whose parents will not make them go1
to school and they will not go them
selves. He also spoke of the shame of
seeing a white boy affix a cross mark
to his signature to an affidavit when a
colored boy of the same aee signed
his name in a nice flowing hand. The
negro is not waiting ott be forced to
go to school. Mr. Kershaw then spoke
of the rights of the children. The peo
pe have a false idea of liberty if they
argue that the State has no right to
interfere in behalf of the rights of the1
hildren. It is wrong in the name of
liberty to shackle with ignorance the
minds of the children.
Tis bugaboo about the negro going
to school is foolish. He is already go
ing to school.
Mr. Kershaw stated that of those
who favor compulsory education to
not approve ofthuis bill, lie would be1
pleased to have them amend it. He
explained the terms of the bill in de
tail. This is no experiment. It hias
been tried in all the nations of ad
aned c.ivilizationt and has been prov
Capt. J. W. Hlamel of Lancaster
made an earnest plea for South Catro-1
ina to bring her citizenshtip up to a
higher plane. Established govern
mient in for the protectionl of the peo
~le. Under that principle of govern
ment there is ini the constitution a fix
ed tax for schools. Is it fair to main
a eal institutions for the punish
ment of srime anid not provide protec
tion against ignorance which leads to
There is4 a prodical waste of itel
ect needing development. He would
iot condemn his child to ignorance
nerely to keep the negro ignorant. For
he educated white man can fear noth
ng from the educated negro and the
lashes come between the ignorant
nembrs. In reply to Mr. Richards.
_.apt. Hamel stated that we have been
dl the time pursuing an impelling pol
cv and it is now time to try a com
>elling policy. It is a mistaken idea
o build many schools. It would be
)etter to have few schools, make them
ufficient and provide means or trans
Mr. McColl of Marlboro. who favors
he compulsory education bill, moved
o adjourn debate until Friday as
here are several other bills on the
;ame subject. This was carried as it
vould *be impossible to arrive at a
ote anyway. The house took up local
md uncontested second reading bill.
md passed 15 of them.
School Holiday Bill.
The senate passed the school holi
lay bill to third reading by a close
ote. Discussion was begun on a bill
o tax standing tim!er as personal
The debate on the bil. to have a
eneral holiday at the State colleges
Xas resumed and Senator Wells made
he point that lie had never cared for
he penitentiary system of governing
1irls at sehoiol. Senator Bates op
)ose(l the bill (iln l( ground that it
Nould hurt discipline. Senator Hud
on niale a speech of some spirit on
he bill. He was for it. During his
emarks he said that wonme institutions
ould flourish in snite of tlhe trustees
ilso said that he (lid not believe the
rustees would resign and if they did.
)t hreoes.heslsh rdI shrdl u hrrfwddww
)tliers could be elected in their places.
eciator Brice was opposed to the bill.
Je said that some of the girls were
00 poor to go home at Christmas.
Ie wanted the question left to the
aeultv. Senator C. L. Blease crili
-ised a man who favored having holi
lavs at Clemson and then used his
ote to cut out the Christmas holi
lays at Winthrop. especially when he
Vas occupying his position contrary
o the constitution. Senator Blake
:hought the bill would be demoraliz
ng and Senator McLeod was in fa
'or of it. He made a very pretty
pepcli in which lie spoke of home in
uenees. le wanted the petitions on
ie subject recognized. Senator
\auldin sympathized with the Win
:hrop girls but could not vote for the
>ill. Clemson had too many holidays,
ie said, but they could not be legis
Busy Day in House.
The house spent a busy day clear
ng the decks for action next week.
Five bills were killed, three were re-'
jected, three were tabled and nine
>assed second reading. That was
ibout one-fifth of the entire number
>n the calendar. It is very' prob
ible that about 30o or 40 local bills
rill be railroaded through.
The heavy firing will start next
veek. Col. Morgan has had debate
td~journied on his local option bill un
ii Monday night. It is a foregone
-onlusion that the house will pass
le bill, with some changes. perhapis,
nd the anti-dispensary forces will
iot wvait for the dlispensary commit
ee to preseit its bill to make the dis
ensary pure and dainty. There are
[ more working days of the session
Third Reading Bills.
The following third reading bills
vere passedI and sent to the senate:
ir. Yedell 's to pr'event railroad comn
anies from charginig passengers cx
ra compensation for crossing
>ridges; Mr. Ottis' bill to authorize
lections in any county or townshiip
n the quest ion ot' issuing bonds for
od improvement; Mr. Brantley 's to
lace license or medicine venders at
Petitions were presented as fol
By Mr. Toole-From 110 (If the
dIlls mill operatives of Greenviile fa-.
oring a 10-hotur labor law.
peratives (If Lockhart mill protesting
gist 10-hour labor law..
By Mr. Taylor of Newberry-Peti
ion for* appropr'iationi of $23,000 for
tatule to ,Juo. C. Calhoun.t signed by
adies of Newberry.
By Mr. J1. A. Hall---Same kind of.
etit ion from Anderson.
Women are fast replacing men 'as
tervants in the houses of the wvealthy
There was a spring-like. thaw in the
id~irondacks. and robins and mnosqul
oes were reported from New England.
Au exhibition of British manufac
ures will be held in Aiexandriat and
airo, Egypt. (luring the present year.
A wel-sup'ported movement 15 on
oot to erect a handsome monument to
Foe Grimaldi, the clown, who died in
Quiack. the oldest Indian in the
orthwest. died recently at his home
> Satsop River, Chehalis County,
Restaurant keepers of Berlin are in
le midst of a war with their guests
s to whether bread shall be free with
negls or. charged for in the bill.
The fifth anfilversry of the accession
>f King Edward wams celebrated
hroughout the United Kingdom with
alutes, flag flying and bell ringing.
From the figures of Controller Kelsey
t was stated that New York City pays
ractically all of the mortgage tax of
:he State, and a repeal or equitable
aw is demanded.
Senator Colby and Assemblyman
Martin introduced a joint resolution in
:he New JTersey Legista ure demand
ng an investigation of insurance com
anies and savings banks.
An order for $10.000 was cabled from
oston to JTohn Redmond in Dublin by
:he national officers of the United Irish
.eague of America for the Irish party's
ise n the remaining contests in the
eneral election for Parliament.
Pettit's Hotel. JTamaica. Long Island.
ronounced by Washingtcn "a fit and
lecent tavern." and a hundred years
fterward patronized by General
rant, is to yield to age and modern
equirements, and will be torn down.
The Pullman Palace Car Company
~meystopn all passes.
Dccurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
WIANY ITEMS Of STATE NEWS
k Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
General Cotton Market.
x'alvestoni quiet.... .... ..... 1%
ew Orleas firm.... .... ....J11
dobile easy.... .... .... .....1
;avannal steady..... .... ....11
Nilmington nominal.... .... ..
Nofolk st (IV...............11%
Baltimore Inminal...... .. ..11
ew York guiet.... .... .... 1.S0
Boston puiet.... .. ......... ILSO
Philadelphia quiet.... .. ..... 12.0)
ouston steady.......... 1 9-16
Augusta quiet anl steady.. ....11
Memphis steady.... .... .... 11.
t. Louis quiet.... ..... ...... 1
Louisville firm .... .... ...... 11
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
r;ood middlin..... .... ...... 111
S trict middlinig.... .... ......11
Strict low 1middling.... ...... 11%
lood middling tinged.... .... I11
.tais.... .... .... ..1014 : rnd 10%1,
'he Comptroller General Makes Set
tlement For Last Year.
Comptrolled (;ene-ral .lones has an
ounced the final distribution of the
State dispensary profi: for 1905,
hich -o to the school funds of the
carious comnies. The following is a
;tatement of the division:
Abbeville.. ........... .079.7o
Aiken.. ............ 2.8S0.75
Anderson.. .......... 4.560.7-5
Barnwell.. .......... 2.425.10
Beaufort.. .. .. .. .... 1.3S0.,0
Berkeley.. .......... 1.866.65
Charleston.. .. .. .. .... 4.5S0.23
Chester.. .............. 2.163.10
Chesterfield .......... 1.516.7s
Clarendon ............ 2.132.00
Colleton.. .... .. .. .... 2.008.75
Darlington.. .... .. .. .. 2.003.25
Dorchester .. .. ..... .. 1.021.70
Edgefield.... .. .. .. .. 2.094.30
Fairfield.... .. .. ....... 2.511.60
Florence.. .......... 2.231.60
Georgetown.. ........ 1.149.05
Greeville. .. .... .... ....4.224.20
ampton.. ............. 1.72:3.S5
Eorrv..... .... ........2.101.50
Kershaw.. .... ........1.601.95
Lancaster.. .. .... ......2.235.:;5
Laurens...... .. ........2.741.:35
Lee.. ...... .. ........... 1.544.50
Lexington.. .. ...........2.318S.2C
Marlboro.. .. ............ 1.979.65
Newberry.. .. ............2392.85
Donee.. .... .... ......2.08(.40
Drangebur-... .... ......4.9$.75
Pickens.. ............1 1.807.40
Richand.. .. ......... .037.75
Saluda.... .. ...... .... .835.45
Spartanburg.. .... .....5..242.10
Sumter.. .... .... ......2.440.45
[nion .... .... ........2.15:3.50
York .. ...............3.497.35
Total...... .. .......9100.24L50
Bainberg. Special.-As a result of
repots alnd rumors which have gone
ut eonecernling the death of B. T.
Reed. who died in this city on the
morning of .January 14th, after aln ill
ness of only a few hours. an investi
gation was begun by tihe order of Cor
oner J. H. Zeigler. The coroner's
jury wvent to the burial grounds at
Cope, where Reed was buried. and
there disinterred thle body. Dr. .J. .J.
lekly perfomed the operation. Tile
results, if there are any, will be
brought out in the coulrt.house. when
tile tstimlonyV is taken. At tile time
:>f his death thme commonly accepted
eotwas that lhe had died of paraly
sis of the brain. But Mr. G. B. Kit
trell. al brothler-in-law of tile deceased
man. hearing the rumor that Reed
had been poisoned, carried part of
tile body to Augusta. Ga.. where lhe
elaims that a chlemist found a large
quantity of arsenic inl the stomach.
The investigation now mn process is
to clear up all this mystery if~ pos
sible anid to get the facts of the case.
In the mueaniwhile Elisha Bunch, a
white woman who resides in tile mill
district of this town. and iola Wes
ley, colored, are in jail, being held as
parties c.onnlected1 withI the death of
Lovitt's Slayer Convicted.
Greenville. Special. - The case
against Jerry (Cobb and Sylvester
Barrett, both colored, whlo last Satur
day night killed Conlstable W. J.
Lovitt., of Farnmville township, was
given to the jury. thley retulrned a
verdict of murder in tile first degree
as to Barrett anid murder ill the
second degree as to Cobb. There was
nl immense throng in the court house
when the jurv returned the verdiet,
.Minor State Matters.
The State Bar Association held an
interesting session inl Columbia last
Tile portrait of the late and honored
Go Hugh S. Thompson was present.
ed to the general assembly last week.
In both houses remarks eulogistic in
character were made in memory of
this distiniguished citizen. A special
message from the governor aceam
nied the message.
COTON MEN MEET
for Closer Union Between the
Producer and the Consumer
PLANS FOR A MAY CONFERENCE
Representatives of Four Associations
of Cotton Growers and Manu
facturers, Including Southern Cot
ton Association, Meet in New York.
New York. Special.-At a confer
ence held here Wednesday between
the representatives of the New Eng
land Cotton Spinners Association and
the National Ginners' Association and
the American Cotton Manufacturers'
Association. plans were perfected for
a general meeting of growers and
spinners, both American and foTriVn,
to be held in Washington, May 1st.
The delegates from the Southern (t
ton Association were: President Har
vie Jordan; J. A. Brown, of Chad
bourne. N. C.: E. D. Smith, of Cohn
bia. S. C.: J. P. Allison, of Concord,
N. C.; R. 11. Miller, Jr., of Charlotte,
N. C.: Richard Cheatham, of Atlanta,
Ga.. and President J. A. Taylor, of the
Na tional Ginners Association.
Secretary Cheatham said that the
conference was held simply to promote
the general welfare of the grower and
the spinner, and that the present price
of cotton was not discussed at all.
When asked if there was anvthint he
would like to say President Jordan re
plied: "You can say that the confer
ener! was the first step alon,- the
lines planned by the Southern Cot
ton Association one year ago at New
Orleans. and, while it is the first con
ference of the kind ever held in the
history of the cotton industry. both
producer and 'spinner 6elieve that
most of thre present evils in the hand]
ing. and securing fair prices for both
raw product and finished fabrie can
be satisfactorily settled through the
bringing about of a closer-relationsfiip
and a better understanding between
growers and consumers of American
cotton. This preliminary conference
has been entirely harmonious."
9,998,111 Bales Ginned.
Washington. Special-A bulletin is
sued bv the Census Bureau on .lie
amount~ of cotton ginned from the
growth of 1905 to January 16, shows
the number of running bales for the
United States to be 9.998,11L as
against 12,767,600 for 1905 and 9.
485.482 for 1904.
The figures are based on the count
ing of round bales as half bales and
The amount of cotton ginned by the
several cotton growing States up to
the date mentioned is as follows:
Alabama. 1,202,627; Arkansas. 535,
422; Florida. 74.270; Georgia. 1.695.
336: Indian Territory, 30S.297;. Kan
sas. 1S; Kentucky, 1,21S; Louisaina,
43.20 ; Mississippi, 1,095,402: Mis- '
sonri. :36.97S: North Carolina, 63S,049;
Ok--',ma. 288.171; South Carolina. 1.
093.0.2; Tennessee, 24S.171; Texas. 2,
21530; Virginia. 15,300.
Marshall Field's Will.
Chicago. Spei-The will of the-J
late Marshall Field was filed for pro
bate. Special bequests are made to
the aggregate of $25,568,000. The re
mainder of the estate is left in trust
for the son, Marshall Field, Jr.. (died
Nov. 27) and his descendants. The
principal of the residuary estate is
to be kept intact until one of the sons
of Marshall Field, Jr., shall reach
the age of 50 years. The largest sin
gle bequest is for' $S,000,000. to 1
used as an endowment and hiin~g
fund for the Field Columbian Museum
The widow is given $1.000,000. and to
the daughter, Mrs. Beattie. of Leamn
ington, England, $1,000,000 is left in
Wilmington, Special.-The chamber
of commerce at a special meeting
unanimously endorsed the project of
the Baltimore & Carolina Steamship
Co. for operating a lihe of steamers
from this port to the Monumental eity
General .Manager Mason L. W. WIl
lams was present and-received .assur
anes from shippers of their hearty
support and co-operation in secaring
adequate terminal facilities. The
chamber expressed confidence in the
transportation companies making ad
i-ant ageons t raffic arrangements with
the Baltimore line, once it is estab
Contractor's Body in River.
Knoxville. Special.-The body of
Edward L. Condon, a promini: .-oung
railroad contractor, was found float
ing in the Tennessee river at Concord
by t wo rivermen. Condon disappeared
from his home on the night of Dec.7
has never been seen since, lHe had
been ill for some time and fears wer
at once felt for-his safety. A hyot her
of thc young man positively ident iiie-I
Man Arrested is Pronent.
Birmingham. Ala.. Special.-Benjia
mii S. Catchings, who was arrested in
Philadelphia. charged with w'nding
suspicious and anon~ynous let ters
to government officials. is one of the
best known young attorneys in Bir-.
mingamn. He is a son of 'K. B.
Catchings. a prominent real estate
dealer, is a graduate of the Uniiversity
of Alabama. a member of the Phi D~el
to Theta college fraternity, and has
held official position in the Alabama
Gen. Wheeler Near Death.
New York. Speial.-General Joseph
Wheeler, who is ill with pneumonia at
the home of his sister in Brooklyn. was
in such a critical condition that the
members of his family had almost
abandoned hope and his death was
xot unooked for.