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Activity and Pu
TIE PRESIDENT PL[ASED
Closing Session Crowded With Hard
Work.-The President Visited the
Washington. Special. - Both
Houses of Congress adjourned at 10
o'clock Saturday night. For the first
time in the history of the govern
ment Congress adjourned on the day
which close" the fiscal year. Other
sessions had adjourned before and
some after June 30, but the Fifty
ninth Congress ended its first session
on the day, when the government
strikes its balances and closes its
There were some interesting fea
tures to mark the end, which fiinally
came when there was less than a quo
rum in either Eouse, as many senators
and representatives relying on the be
lief that the adjournment would come
early in the day, made their arrange
ments to ln theafternoon and they
did not remain for the closing scenes.
An error in The enrollment of the
.sundry civil appropriation bill caused
quite a flurry about the capitol. It
was found by Secretary Root. in look.
ing over the bill after it had been
sighed by the President. that it con
tained an appropriation of $3.000.000
for a site for a public building in
Washinaton. a provision which had
ben eliminated from two different
'After some perplexity the error was
corrected by a joint resolution.
Roosevelt at the Capitol.
President Roosevelt came to the
capitol about 1 o'clock in anticipation
.l - early adjournment. and when
he found that there would be a de
lav in order to secure the enrollment
of the bills, which had to be passed.
he took lunch in the capitol and in
the afternoon visited the Conzression
Speaker Cannon rigidly carried out
his initention of keeping back the ad
journment resolutiei, until the bills
were all passed and signed. and the
hour for the end was it known un
til a short time before the gavel fell
with the announcement by Vice Pres-!
ident Fairbanks in the senate and
the speaker in the House, thait the,
first session of the Fiftv-ninth Co'
~ress stood adjourned without day
Both Senate and House met early
but a long recess was necessary in th'e
afternoon to enable the enrolling
elerks to catch up to the bills thant
had b enepassed.
Teclosine .gedenes in the Senate
~ ora and without -interest. In
the use there were the -usual hila
rious performances consisting of
amnusine speechen and songs which no
eupied the time durintr the lone waits.
antd members made the best of the
hottest day of the season with mer
No Imperfect Business.
No business of importance aside
from completing the pending legisla
tion was transaceted in either House
(noring the day.
The work neeomlished by the Con-:
tress that arminated today is toldl
by Speak":r C'annton to the Associeled
Press He said:
"In. y udgmrent the work done
Shot Negro Intruder, Released.
Danville. Special.-In the Mayor's
-coud~ here Robert E. Morris, who shot
and instantly killed an unknown nie
gro who attempted to enter the b)ed
room where his wife and daughter
were sf'eeping Monday night, was ex
onerated of all blame. The negro
was buried Thursday. His identity~
was not established.
Freight Wreck in Florida. I
Ocala. Fla., Sp'cjil.-At 10 o'clock
b Saturday ntight while a heavy freighit
traini with tw'o engines was tryitng to
mount a steep rade' on the Atlantic
Coast line at Martin. nine miles
north of Otc)ala, the traini broke ini
r two and' the rear ear, were telescop
ed by the' pushing eninei. The (..
a ductor (' r';.~p)t Si 8k ndl a nogrofl
man. llame unknown. wer~e killed. Na
en loadled ears were burnred and thew
bodlies of the coI&ndutor andi~ tka:.:man
were a!mnost eniitirelyv eremaed.,
No Pardon- For Buirton.
- ion of A. lhndwiek Burton fo aar
don :s re: :s"d. There is not linu'
whatever in the applirntion itself for
exeutivwe elmcyu('C. Considering the
ofnsli te nris 'ner and htis mnyn~
Soifenses oft tis kind in t h past. h~e
has been deat wi in ve rv len ic.. ly,
anrd I sha~ ! not inte rfere with te pen:
;:y imp nd.
Recent Cigarette Order.
Lynel::hg, speia.-lt was :earn
ed her' ti~ai th" memnbers of the
an the' Br~otherhne ,-i of Fi remuen on
'en One of Unusual
anil te b-zisaion enacted in the ,es
sion jiuS i - elosed, exceeds in impor
tance for the best interests of all peo
ple (I the republic, the work of any
session during my 30 years of public
"I have not time to make a com
plete review of all the legislation. Suf
tiee it to say th'at the legislation cov
ering the appropriations and author
izing of public expenditures has been
most carefuy considered and wisely
"The legislation commonly referr
ed to as the rate legislation, the pure
food bilis, the inspection feature of
the agricultural bill. are all measures
that affect the interests of all the
people and while nothing perfect can
be ernacted. I am satisfied thaht the
operations of these laws will demon
strate their wisdom.
"And I believe if nothing else had
been accomplished than the enact
ment of these three measures, they
rdone would be sufficient to make the
Orst session of the Fifty-ninth Con
gress a memorable one in the history
of the republic."
President Roosevelt on Work of
Roosevelt on the adjournment of Con
gress, dictated a statement concern
ing the work accomplished during the
session just concluded. He says that
the present Congress has done more
oblstantive work along the lines of
" real constructive statesmanship"
than has been accomplished at any
session of Congress with which the
President is familiar. He says that
men of genuine patriotism have a
right to fel "a profound satisfac
tion in the entire course of this Con
The ext of the President's state
In the session that just closed. the
Conzress has done more substantive
work for good than any Congress has
done at any session since I became
familiar with publie affairs. The lee
islation has been along the lines ' of
real constructive statesmanship of th'e
most practical and efficient type. and
bill after bill has been enacted into
law which was of an importance so
great that it is fair to say that the
enactment of any one of them alone
would have made the session memor
able: such. for instance, as the rail
road rate bill. the meat inspection
meas~re, the pure food bill, the bill
for free alcohol in the arts, the con
sular reform bill. Panama canal leg
islation. the joint statehood bill. and
the naturalization bill. T certainly
have no disposition to blink whait
there is of evil in our social. indus
trial or political life of today. hut
it seems to me that the men of zen
nine patriotism who venuinely wish
well to their country have the rie'ht
to feel a profoundl satisfaction in the
entire course of this Conzress. T
would not he afraid to compare its
record with that of any previous ('on
cress in onr history, not alone for
the wisdom but for the dlisinitereste('
hihmidedness which has controlled
its aetion. It is notewrorthk that not
a single measm-e whichi the closcst
srtinv could warrant -is in enlline
of donhtful ropriet v ha< been enact
ed : and on the other hand. no in
flence of any kind has availe"d to
prevent the enactment of the lints
most vitnilly' necessary to the nation
at this time.'"
Meat Inspector's Bill.
Washingt on. Spe(lal.-W hen the
conf erenices on thet agicultural appro
priat.~ion bill took a recess they pro
fessedl that it appeared to b~e an im
possible task to reach an agzreement
on the meat inspection amendlment.
Another attempt to reach an agree
ment will. be madle.
Dead and Injured in Wreck on Eng
Salisbury. Engi.. By Cable.-Driv
ing at a madi paciie over the London
Southiiwestern Railway the American
Expesse carying 42 of the steamer
New York 's pasenger's from Ply
mothl to London. plung~ed from track
*just after passing lhe stat ion here at
1 :57 o'eiiek Mlonday mnornin and
angled -to deathI in~ its wvreekag.e 23.
pr.isenger's who sailed from New York
Juie 23. and tfour of the' tr:iinmen.
Besides those to whom death come
speed(ilyV. a d1ozeni personls weret imauir
'd sonie of them seriously.
News By Cable.
The first bat talIion of the Preobran
jensky Regiment. of'Russia. has been
disrac'ed by the Emperor for uphold
inig the act ions of Parliament.
A heavy rainstorm which dlid nmuch
damage ca used lie canc'ellation of
nost of' the a rrangemients made for
German i-Roumnania n oil interests
re graidually comnbining~ a.:ainst the
Standard Oil Company.
Ambassador and M1rs. Reid and M~r.
Zind( Mrs. Lannworth were ieneCts at
a' luncheoni given by t he Society of
meric2Un WomCn in Lihol~do.
Ten reg.iments of Chinese troops
have.t go~ne to Central 31aneburia ti
011e ll dstura:evs inital to the
OLe;-arture of theC .Japa::tse'.
Th'ird. icy-Ptside:: Rtea. (of the
'enm.,vv'Jria !aibwoni. said the tun
i:ls n>aer Ean'. ank ot ri-:i~! ;nl er aon
INJUNCTION ASKED fOR
Former County Auditor of Barnwell
Takes Book Depository Case Into
Columbia. Special.-As a result of
:he book contracts by the State board
)f education and the decision of thhat
joily ot establish a State depositoiy
.n Columbia. a temporary restraimmn
)rder' has be-en obtained froim Chief
Justice Woods by Messrs. BelHlinger
k Welch whicth will result in a hear
n- on the legality of the action of
board on July 11 and until that time
no contracts can be signed and all
of the school book busin, ss held up;
The suit is brought by Messrs. Bel
linger & Welch for Mr. W. H. Dun
can. of Barwell, former auditor of
that county. It is not known whom
Mr. Duncan represents but it is
thought that some book house might
be interested in the fight. The com
plaint presented to Associate Justice
Woods at Marion states that the code
provides for county depositories of
books, except in some four or five
ounties exempted by the act. The
county board of education is requir
ed to set asid- a certain amount of
money ech year to purchase these
books and a certain profit is allowed
each depository. All bids for sup
plying the State with books are sup
posed to include the prices laid down
at the various county depositories
with no charge for shipping or dray
The petition then continues:
"Your petitioner is informed and
believes and so alleges that since the
late of the acceptance of the bid and
the adoption of said books for the
next succeeding five years as above
mentioned, to wit: on the 26th day
f June instant, the various publish
ers or a majority thereof, whose bids
had been accepted by the board, met
and selected, as the manager of the
the "central depository" in the city
of Columbia. a retail book concern'
of said city, and then and there
agreed to give as compensation to
said book coneern, for actirg as the
said central depository,'10 per cent.
f the gross price of all books to pass
through the hands of said dealer or
ipped to county depositories or in
dividuals by its order, under its di
rection or through said 'central dC
pository." the said extra 10 per cent.
being in addition to the net price of
aid books as furnished to the county
depositories, and the 10 per cent. al
lowed said couniy depositories for
their immediate remuneration and
"'And your petitioner contends and
harges that the amount so allowed
to the central depository in an ad
litional amount over and above the
actual cost 'of the books which the
law contemplates shall be charged
to the patrons of the schools, and be
ing charged solely for the .mainte
ianee of thie cenitral (depository, is a
iolation of the law in that it in
-reases the nmpber of middlemen act
ng wtbeeen the publisher and the ul
imate purchaser, to the cost and dam
ge of the latter.,
"Your petitioner respectfully con
tends that' by the statutes of this
tate the cost of the books to patrons
f. the school shall be the net price
received by the publishers plus the
perentage allowed to the local coun
:y depositories andl that it is unlawful
and( beyond the power of the board
to add, by any means whatsoever and
1specially by newvly created and ad
litional agencies. any sum however
'mall to the cost cJf these hooks which
th purchaser is required to pay.''
The point madie in the above is that
ho publishers in their bids placed an
adel(tional charge of 10 per cent. on
he hooks and for this reason nonio
f thP bids are leenl. JTustice Wood
ill hear the arguments in the case
m July 11 and a decision wil! he ren
ered thereon as soon as nossible.
[n the meantime, however, all of the
ook contracts arc held up.
ppropriations Mvade for South Car
Washington, Special.-Among the
tems agreerd to hy the eon f'erees on
he public builinm bill arec thle fold
owing : Southi (Car"ol ina: flreenvillec
80.000: Anderson $50,000: Chester
950.00: Greenwood 800.000;) Sumter
950.000; Aikeni $10.000.
Items of State News.
Column~ia. Special.--.Tulia Belmont
u d I rene D~elrme. iinmat es of Ainnie
[-I rduin's house ini the re'd light. dis
iet., wvere acc'idei a I ly dro wned in
ivhal is knownvm as llor'se creek. henm
miles friom lhe city. Thme women
~tepped in to a hoeI uiver their heads
oubil reach them. Willie Moore.
E helI McQuariter's andl Mari'aret lamn
toni. of the same hounse, re' in the
prty. but thmey wer'e saved. thow.:h
Mooret a ulnd 'Qeuartr h' I' ad narrow
er. a wvell knowni y"ounug attorney of
the city'. has bec~n apploin ted retferee
ii bankruiptcy by Jundge Brawley to
Kershaw. Special.-Mesinr-. JIohn TP.
reen of Lancaster and Thos. .J.
Kirkland aof Camden, represent ini
lie pposition m to thle dh~ifsensiry at
his place were here maaking~ arr'ange
no ~nts to alppea Ir'eore .Juistice .1 oneS
1lat Lnesste r to ask f"or ain inju nct ion.
Asks For Damages.
(hv. Hieyward has reCceired the fol
hiowiu letteri fr m P. L. Redamondm oi
Wodtord. Oraneburg' county: '"J
uess I was~ reporited for' selling li
iuors and two'i '1'at constables ('ame1
down here an d broke . in my stoni
while I was in Or m bumrg. andl left
tie hole o pen~ and last mnmh thmere
wa a lnt of :ny good '-'len iut. and~
I ra pr'J' im. I wn~ like t, -:i
dannmn if there 'im a ;y piissibt
Occurrences of Interest from
AN Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
General Cotton Market.
Galveston, steady........11 1-1
New Orleans. steady.... .. .......1]
Mobile, nominal.... .... ..10 5-8
Savannah, quiet.... .... ..10 11-16
Charleston, nominal.... .. .. -
Wilmington. nominal.. .. ....
Norfolk, quiet.. .. ........11 1
Baltimore, nominal.. .. .. ..11 1-S
New York, quiet...... .. ....10.S'
Boston, quiet........ ......10.80
Philadelphia. quiet ..........11.0.
Augista. steady .. ........11 1-4
Memphis, quiet...........10 34
St. Louis. quiet........ ...10 7
Louisvill.e. firm...... .. ....11 3-9
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These prices represent the prices
paid to wagons:
Good middling.. .. .. .......11 1-S
Strict middling.. .. .11 1-9
Middling........ ......11 1-S
Godd middfing, tinged.. .........11
Stains.. ................ 9 to 1(
DEATH Or COL. WATTS.
Venerable Patriot Passes Away at
Laurens. Special.-Col. J. Wash
Watts isdead. The end came Wed
nesday morning between 4 and 5
o 'clock at his home near the town
of Mountville, this county. Col. Watts
was in his S7th year and his death
was due principally to the infirmities
of old age. His death removes one
of the truest and best citizens from
Laurens county and the State of
South Carolina. The deceased is sur
vived by seven children, among them
being Mr. John D. W. Watts, one of
the prominent farmers and citizens
of the county, who lives at his fath
er's old place near this city.
Col. James Washington Watts was
born August 30th, 1819, in Laurens
county near the Newberry line. He
was a son of James Watts, Jr., and
Nancy Clark Williams, and a great
grandson of Col. James Williams of
Kings Mountain fame. He received
his early education in the country
schools and his classical training at
the academy of Laurens. His health
was not good and on this account he
left school at the age of 16. Upon
leaving school he went into business
with his uncle, Col. John D. Williams,
who was his guardian.
-He combined the vocations of plant
er and merchant. His title of colonel
came from his connection with the
militia cavalry. He was scarcely
more than a boy when he received the
During his long and checkered life
Col. Watts held many positions of
honor and trust. All of them were
tilledl with credit to himself and profit
to his country. He wvas honored with
the public confidence not only in his
own State but in Georgia durinf a
residence there. He moved to that
State in 1S52 and after a residence
of three years he was urged to make
the race for ordinary of Cass. now
Bartow county, on the Democratic
ticket against the Know Nothiang
party. He was elected and held the
office four years, declining re-election
Policeman King Acquitted.
Aiken. Special.-The ease of Po
liceman T. E. King, indicted for the
murdler of Ellis Anerum, colored, was
tried here, and without leaving their
seats the jury found a verdict of not
guilty. It was proved beyond a
doubt that King killed the negro in
Cedar Spring's Institute.
Spartaniburg. Special.-The closing
exercises of the 58th vear of ('edar
Springs Institute, the State school for
the blind, dumb and deaf. were held
last week. 'l'he school is situated at
the tenninal of the macadamized
road leading towa rd Glenn Springs,
abouit six miles from this city. A
larzre c'rowdl assembled to s eeandl hear
lhe exercises by the pupils. A conii
servat ive estimate places the number
of visit ors at about 2.000, nearly half
of whom were unable to get in thle
Audiitorium. Fiv-e pupiils were
awari ded dIiplomas.
Houses Rocked, Chimnneys Pell.
Cardiff. Wales, By Cable.-Violent
earth shoeks were experie~nced
throughout South WVales at 9:45 Wed
niesday morning. Houses rocked, and
nmany of the chleaper. ones were dam
aged. Hundreds of chimneys fell.
pictures were shakeni from the walik.
o(cupatsiit of dwellings were thrown
tlite ground, and people fled from
hir homes. shrieking in panic. Thiere
we.re no casualties so tar as is known.
M\any South Carolinians who will
attend the meeting of the South Car
olina society in Atlanta this year will
be interested in the following from
lhe Atlanta Journal:
-The South Carolina society ban.
quiet, which was to have been~ hel!
on .June 28. has been p)ostpo~ned un
til October in order that there mary
be presenut a nmber of dlist in::uih.
(.d Sotut h ('a rol inianus who othlerwi:se
w.ould be ob!led to miss the fne
WITH THE CAMPAIGNER
Candidates For the State Offices Mak
Their Formal Bow to the Public.
Ail:en, Special.-The generous cit:
zens of Aiken entertained the can
paig; party. The meeting was hel
in oie of Aiken's many beautift
groves. A bi- crowd of Aiken cour
ty's representative citizens gathere
about the stand to listen to the speal
ers. Hon. D. S. Henderson ealle
the iieeting to order at 11 o'cloc
and miade the address of welcome. H
made a strong plea for close attentiot
and for a clean campaign and primar,
Messrs. Sullivan, Summersett, Wha1
ton, Cansler and Sellers spoke fir,
as candidates for railroad commissior
Few New Ideas.
Meisrs. Ansel, Blease, Brunsor
Edwards. A. C. Jones. Manning. M<
Mahaa.and Sloan, candidates for Goi
ernor. were all present. Few ne'
ideas were introduced. Mr. Anse
feels that the control of a county di!
pensa.y by the grand jury would ir
sure .onesty in the dispensary sy!
tem. He wants long terms for tb
common schools. Mr. Ansel conclui
ed hi: address by telling the "Brotl
er Crawford" story, whichk was greel
ed with lively apolause. Mr. BleaE
is strongly opposed to the county di!
pensa:.-y system, suggested by M
Ansel Mr. Blease claims to be th
only consistent out-and-out disper
sary candidate in the race. He allege
that Mr. Manning's and Mr. Sloan'
record in the Senate in voting on di5
pensary bills is inconsistent with thei
present platforms. Mr. Blease be
lieves the State dispensar- is bein
condu:-tcd honestly under the preser
set of officers. Mr. Brunson made
strong speech based on moral ground:
againt the present dispensary sy,
tem, !fr. Brunson's platform is ",
Righteous State and the Supremae
Mr. Edwards says he is out not t
fight tUe railroads, but to fight corrur
tion. Mr. Edwards believes in th
strenuous administration of law. H
alleges the railroads have disgrace<
the courts and the Legislature o
South Carolina. He believes'that th
Southern Railway does not deserv
3s much consideration as would au in
Opposes Professional Politics.
Mr. A. C. Jones made a warr
speech advocating the principles o
his platform. He wants an econon
ieal. basiness-like administration: i
is strorgly opposed to puttinz profes
sional politicians in office. Many cat
idates for the Legislature put them
selves on record in regard to leadin
issues of the day. Mr. Jones clair
to be thie man who started the figh
througl: a letter to the people whic
has cansed many of the countiest
vote out the dispensary under th
Brice act. He claims that it is ur
democratic for the State to engag
in any :)usiness. Mr. Jones said tha
last year the income from the die
pensary for school purposes did nc
amount to more than ten cents pe
pupil of all the students enrolled i
all the common schools of the Statt
Mr. Jores says that there is a stant
ing bet of $20 by a Greenville ma:
that voa can never tell where h
standsen any question. He says somn
people s;ay Mr. Ansel is bow-legge
because he has straddled the fene
so long. He claims that Mr. Brunso
has ntever been connected with an
fight leading to voting out the die
pensary; that Messrs. Manning an
Sloan are running on the dispensar
platforn. because of nopularity. M:
Jones makes sport of Mr. McMahan
State lif'e insurance plan. Mr. Mat
ning was3 glad to see so many ladie
present because of their refining an
uplifting influence. Mr. Manning ha:
tened or: to discuss the burning issu<
the dispensary. He feels that the di:
pensary has done away with th
treating habit. He claims that he he
nothinv to hide in his record in tli
Senate on the dispensary questioc
Mr. Manning voted for prohibitio
in 1892 because his county. Sumte
had voted a large majority for
prohibition law, and so he felt it
structed to vote for prohibition as th~
representative of his people. M
Manning explained in detail what Il
believes to be the strong safeguar
of the Raysor-Manning bill. M
Manning says he stands for fundi
mental public honesty. Mr.McMaha
claims thiat the Governor is a pai
of the I)egislative machinery as I
is nominated by a primary of the pe<
ple, he has a tremendous power ove
public opinion. Mr. MeMahan
strongly in favor of a compulsor
edneatiori law. Moderate at first. co'
erine only the children between cc
tain ges Mr. McMahan is advoca
ing scho~ls of agrienilt ural and drt
mestie science for every county v
he State. lie feels it would help I
solve the servant problem if negro(
were Ira i ied industrially.
Col. Sloan Explains.
C'ol. Sl.oan says his vot inz aenin5
1heI( dignensarv.. ni 189~2 wvas consis
en! with the fact that lhe was elee
ed by the people of Riebland c'ount
on at prohibit ion platform. He sa.
hat a ftecr t he initrodnetion of ft:
dlispensar.'- law. he came to believei
it. becatsi he thcoueiht it a areat in
provemien: over the ol harroomi sy:
t em. He believes that everybodyi
Col umbia h1as forot ten thle fact tI
Mr. A. ( . Jlones ever lived in (Colun
hin. HeI feels that if a man were ni'
alIlowedl toha nce Ihis opin ions thi
Iis friend 1Rh-ase could never 'et I
Messrs. Ragan. Morrison and M<
Cown spok~e as candidates for secr<
tary of State. Mr. McCown is rum
ning on ai strictly business platfort
Of the candidates for attorney gec
cral-Mes;rs. Lvon. Razsdale ~an
Yonmns-only Mr.. Lyon. was pre:
cut. lHe was glad to speak in
county of a ('lean dispensary recor.
lHe is no st raddler. but is unalterabl
ppedto the State dispensary. E
ia afraid t hat the Stnte will have 1
levy a spetial tax to pay the .$700.0(
of rm. ,ow held ur.
Charges of Graft.
He says that,.;the county dispensar;
of Athens Georgia has not been fre
e from charges of graft. Mr. Lyon i
in favor of local self-government. H
says J. W. Kelly & Co., of Chatta
nooga .sold liquor to the dispensar;
at $3.50 per gallon. and sold the sam
d brand in the city of Chattanooga a
I $1.75 per g-allon. He was given ver;
careful attention. He has investigat
i ed every man against iviiom there ha
been an honest suspicion. (Applause.
I Messrs. Jones and Walker spok
as candidates for comptroller genera
' For adjutant and inspector genera
4 Col. Boyd and Haskell add -essed th
crowd. Col. Haskell said A ken ough
to have a military compa y and h
t would work to that end it elected.
Lexington. Special.-Thhe cam
paign meeting Saturday varied from
, the others this week in that there wa
some little excitement in it, and i
savored somewhat of the older days
v when there was bitter antagonism
I and attacks of personal nature. Mi
J. W. Ragsdale made an acrid person
al attack on Mr. J. Fraser Lyon, t
which Mr. Lyon had but little oppor
e tunity of replying, such were the ciz
- Mr. Jones mace a speech of merit
- and Mr. McMahan advanced a ne3
e and ingenious idea that the State o
South Carolina enter into the busi
ness of manufacturing light wines in
e stead of selling liquors.
- The meeting was held at Lexingto
s and was quite well attended. In th
s court house at times, there was
- crowd of about 300 people but at oti
r er times the number dwindled t
- about 75.
SOUTH CAROLINA CROP!
t Condition of South Carolina Crop
F for Week Ending Monday, June 2,
1906, as Given Out by the De
e There was ample sunshine durin
a the week, after two days of partl;
cloudy weather, and the week wa
e characterized by much higher tem
peratures than the preceding one.
- The mean temperature was slightl:
above normal, and the extremes o:
temperature ranged from a maximum
of 97 degrees at Yemassee on the 19t]
to a minimum of 59 degrees at Green
e ville on the 19th and at Walhalla oi
- the 20th and the 21st. Maximum
temperatures of 90 degrees, or abovi
, revailed over all but the extrem
s no rhwestern part of the State dur
t 'ng the second half of the week. Fres]
h to brisk winds moderated the hea
0 perceptibly in many localities.
- Widely scattered thunderstorm
e prevailed on the first two and th
t last three days, but the precipitatioi
- was generally light, and many place
thad no rain during the week. Th
rsoil is well supplied with moistur
.over the entire State, with localitie
- where the surface soil is still ver;
Swet from the excessive rainfall o
e the p)reicding week.
e A destructive hailstorm occurred il
Sthe upper part of Greenville count;
e on the 18th which is the only advers
'weather condition reported duiing th
d Big Company Organized.
Union, Special.-The re-or
s ganization of the Union-Buffalo Mill
is now practically completed, with th
s exception of a few tragy;ed edges
d which are being gathered in now' sai,
-President E. W. Robinson of the $7,
~000,000 corporation to a press r
resentative, when he was here on Sal
e urday. "It is probable that ther,
s will be a meeting about July 6th o
e the stockholders of the Buffalo Mill
L. for the formal transfer of the stoec
n into the Union-Buffalo Mills Co. Tha
-is the date we have in mind and oi
a' which we hope to have the meeting
Sthough there may be something intet
e vening to cause a slight delay. "A
.to the Union Manufacturing an<
ePower Company, which operates th
Sbig power plant at Neals Shoals,
will remain a separate corporatior
We have now the proposition befor
nthe commissioners of public work:
n looking toward furnishing the city o
'nion with current for its lights an<
esuch power as it may wish to sel:
rWe hope to close the matter wit:
rthem one way or the other very soor
Confederate Veteran Committed Sui
Anderson, Special.-John WV. Mai
tin of Fork township committed sui
LI cide by shooting himself in the hea<
0 with a shot gun. Continued il
S health produced mental derangemen
and this was the cause assigned ft
taking his own life. He was abou
t 70 years of age and a Confederat
-veteran. .He served throughout th~
-war, first in Orr's regiment and the
in the Palmetto Sharpshooters.
C Cotton Mill Men Confer.
S Spartanburg, Special.-On but fe
occasions have there been present a
e the same time so many cotton mi
*presidents as gathered here Frida
afternoon for the purpose of holdin
a general conference in the office c
t~ -. 8. Montgomery, president of t~
SSpartan Mills. Nearly every cotta
mill in the piedmont section was rey
resented and many matters appertait
-ing to the management and operatio
-of cotton mills were discussed.
1Sumter's New Court House.
'Columbia. Special.-The contrat
a for the new $SS5,000 court house
Sumter, which was designed 1b
a Messrs. Edwards & Walter of thi
- eity. has been awarded to~ Mr. Moi:
y Deleon of Atlanta. This is propbab.
'a the handsomest building of its kind
0 the State. the structure itself costir
10 $70,000 and the fittings and furnis.
in:s costin 15.000 more.
lil PARKS KILLING
s Coroner's Inquest Held Saturday.
e Remains of Mr. Parks Taken to
~ His Old Home.
e Orangeburg. Special.-The death of
t Mr. James T. Parks, which occurred
from the wounds received in the pis
s tol battle with Mr. Robert 1-. C var.
) has cast a shadow ol:funve:si sor
e row over this entire community. Mr.
Parks, in addition to his newspaier
work. taught school at one time in
t this county. He was for several years
e one of the public cotton we ghers at
this place. and had numerous friends
all over the county. He was of a jo
~ vial disposition and easily made
friends in this city. He has many
t strong friends in this city. He was
; always considerate of others and it
s was not characteristic of him to
speak ill of any person.
It is uiderstood that Mr. Covar has
been suffering intensely from his
wounds, and it is said that his right
arm is paralyzed. He has not been
f resting well at all. The doctors do
- not consider his injuries as necessa
Coroner F. N. Rickenbaker impan
a nelled a jury and the regular inquest
was held according to law over the
remains of Mr. Parks. The finding
was in the following language: "The
said J .T. Parks came to his death
- by gunshot wounds in the bands of
R. H. Covar.'" The jury of inquest
was composed of the following bus
iness men: Messrs. F. J. D. Felder,
A. L. Dukes, E. R. F!.ulling, P. M.
Smoak. R. B.' Keller, A. D. Ruple,
J. X. Weeks, J. C. Pi-ke. R. D. Me
Michael. A. W. Hoffman, J. W. Stack
and J. L. Weeks.
' Mr. C. P. Brunson. sworn, says:
5 "On June 29, 1906, about 11 o'clock
- a. m., I was driving up to the court
house gate, at my office. Before get
ting to the usual place of stopping,
tMr A. M. Bozard came up and spoke
to me, relating the death scene of his
2 wife. Just then I saw the deceased
2 J. T. Parks, walking out of the .ccurt
- house. and at the same time Mr. R.
H. Covar toward Russell street side
of the court house on Church street.
2 I was looking at them. Just at the
, gate they met. Mr. Parks gave Mr.
* Covar a hand salute. Just then Mr.
. Parks spoke to Mr. Covar and Mr.
Covar replied. Just then Mr. Parks
I struck (I presume) Mr. Covar. Just
t happened Mr. Covar backed
a little, both hands to his shirt
s bosom: in the twinkling of an eye
he (Covar) presented a pistol at
Parks' body and fied and continued
2 firing. Then Parks kinder turned and
s then drew a pistol and fired. Then
e it was continual firing by both men.
e Question. ''Did anyone else fire a.
- Answer. ''No one. T saw Mr. Co
var's father with a pistol in his
fhani-d, and saving to his'son. 'Kill
him!' and eoin'r in the direction of'
a his son and Parks. Parks was mov
7 ine back wards."
* Mr. A. C. Lindstedt. sworn, says:
e ''That on June 29. 1906. about I11
~ 'eloek a. in.. T was comine down
Church street by the court house
~nee. T saw Mr. Parks strike Mt.
-Covar. Then instantly shooting oom
smenece. Mr. Covar fired first. TheyI
e ould not have been over eight or ten
feet apart at the first shot. It could
Snot have been more than a second
- before rarnid firing by both parties.
- . Parks and Covar. .Tust at tthe time
- thev ceased firing and commenced tor
e reload. I rushed to Mr. R. H. Covar
f and disarmed him. Just as I looked
s aronna Isawi Mr. Covar's father
i coming nn hollowing. 'Rob~bie. stop!
tston!' He was armed. T tried to
2 take the pistol away from him. He
7, said. ''Don't disarm me.' T said.
'Put it in your pocket .' Then he
s nut it in his nocket and went off with
I his son. I then turned Mr. Covar's
e pistol over to the sheriff.'
t Questtion by foreman: ''Would
'. von know the pistol now if you saw
A nswer: ''Yes. (Pistol presented.)
It is the pistol: it was unbreached
when I got it: had two loaded shells
- in it: no empty shells in it.'
Dr. A. S. Hydrick. being sworn.
.says: ''That lie has this day exam
ined .by dissection the body 'of J. T.
Parks and finds on the body' of said
J1. T. Parks three gunshot wounds.
viz: first, one shot entering and frae
inring the chin and passing out, the
direction b~eing from right to left and
[from above, downwards; the second.
a gunshot wvound entering on the right
- side of the body beh ween the ninth
t and tenth ribs, in the axilaury line.
e and passing through the bod.v wound
ing in its passage the right lobe of the
liver and the transverse colon, the
point of entrance being five inches be
low nipple. right side, and the point
of exit six and one-half inches below
v. nipple on left side: third, a wound
t helow and to the right of the tumbel
ll lieus, which was made by a snent hul2
y let and did not pass through abdom
inali wall. There was about three
f pints of blood in the abdominal cavi
e tv. and evidence of general peritoni
n tis. In myv judgment. the death of
- aid J1. T. Parks was due to the
wounds described abve'
S During yesterday aftern->on. in spite
of his intense suffering. Mr. Parks
gare directions regarding the disno
sition of his business affairs. and hie
'1 made a will. There were some diree
it tions that he desiredi to give ini re
Y aard to his business mhat ters alnd hie
IS appairently was in possessioni; lf hi'
e mental facul ties tint i! a she~urt time be
y for.e li dea th. He made nI :m::1e
in mrtemi statemte:::. :as far as':has ho en