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MINOR MATTERS Of INTEREST <
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The spirit of mutiny spread to the
reitiment in the fortress of St. Peter
and St. Paul, St. Petersburg.
French Foreign Minister Bourgeols
save a dinner in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Longworth in Paris. -
The Wabash Railroad is offering
$6.180,000 equipment bonds in Par
The United States is we'i repre
sented at the International Congress
42f Architects in London.
Dr. W. Starr Jordan in a lecture
predicted more earthquakes for Cali
A Wisconsin milliner named Nellie
Ellison was found murdered in a Mi
Miss Rose M. Satterfield and J. W.
Gordon were drowned in the James
river at Richmond.
Ambas-ador Wrigh. presente(l a
letter front President Roosevelt to the
Emperor of Japan.
The State Department is using all
its influence to avert a war between
Guatemala and San Slvador.
John H. Chapman was elected pre
ident (of the Baptist Young People's
Union for the sixteenth time.
According to report the walls of
the Vaetician are uipafe and the
Pope has changed his apartments.
A young woman who registered at
Goshen. Va., as Minnie Jones and ask
ed for the best room in the house
A sweeping inquiry into the grain
trade and the alleged combination has
beer begun by the Interstate. Com
The trial of the Harjie divorce suit
which may begin in PIttsburg is ex
peeted to be a battle between hand
Judge Alton B. Parker replied to
the speech of Secrets ry Taft at
Greensboro, N. C., criticising some
statements as incorrect.
Curt Jett, when put -n the witness
stand in the Hargis-Callahan case, ex
onerated White and sail lie alone had
Several important w:itnesses have
been located in the Thaw ease, and
the slayer of Stanford White made
a statement tc reporte:-s.
Div-inity students in Persia have re
'vived in violent form the agitation
for a constitutional system of govern
Vice-Admiral Chounlknin was shot
by an assassin at Sevast opol and, it is
thought, willfde, the assailant escap
Three eases of armed men attack
ing officials with mone:y and robbing
them o.f large sums are reported from
The bow of the Hambiurg-American
Line steamship Deutschland was bad
ly damaged by collision with a pier
at Dover, England.
"Tom" Jones and Charles A.
Woodruff were hanged from the same
scaffold at Independence, Va., and
Andrew L. Davenport w:as hanged at
Newport News. All three were ne
The need of trade selools and spe
cial care for backward and deficient
children were discussed before the
American Institute of Instruction,
meeting in New Haven.
Secretary Bonaparte gives half -the
armor-plate contract to the Midfale
Company, the lawest bicders, andjthe
other half to the Carne.aie and Beth
lehem Companies. the so-called "ar
The Virginia Farmers' Institute at
Roanoke was attended by nearly 1,
000 farmers, who declared their oppo
sition to the International Harvester
A sweeping inquiry into the grain
trade and the alleged combinations
has been begun by the Interstate
Amid tumultuous scene~s the French
Chamber of Deputies made Alfred
Dreyfus a major of artillery and Col
onel Picquart a brigadier-general.
At the suggestion of Russia the
proposed visit of the British nleet to
Cronstadt has been indefitely post
The will of Stanford White filed
in New York, leaves his estate, the
value of which is not revealed, to his
widow, mother and brother.
Alice Whiteman testitied at Park
ersburg. W. Va.. against her mother,
who is on trial for the killing of
Alie Whitman's love'., Edward Deev
Esther Mitchell. the l'i-year-old girl
who kelled her brother because he had
slain the man charged with accom
piishing her ruin. declares she has no
renrets. and that her act was commit
ted as the result of an agreement with
the widow of the ma~n killed by the
Germani grainr exchan:.'es have ad
cressed~ to othe~r foreign~ chambe'rs of
commen~ren a complaint of the classifi
eation of An.meri'an gtrams. suggestmig
action to reme~dy alleged bad condi
According to) the '"stand pat'' op
erators SI.000t miners in Ohio are out
as the result of a little difference over
The State T2ax Department of West
Tir-inia wi: l poe wi h all its iiht
1h effe ofn thc' Ba itmire and1 Ohio
TlE PRELIMINARY TRIAL
Attorneys Getting at the Truth in the
Now Famous Lyerly Murder Case
Public interest in the now famous
Lyerlv murder that oeenrrId ot Bar
her's Junction now ee:itis in the
trial tf4 the five egoes no' in Ihe
Charlot,(. jail charged with the crime.
The fir-t examination of witnesses
for the State was held at Salisburv
last SZal-nday, and the proceedings
are given in substance as reported by
Mr. H. E. C. Bryant, a staff corre
spondent of the Charlotte Observer.
Story of Murdered Man's Son.
The first witness to make a state
ment was Mr. J. G. Lyerly. a son of
the murdered man and a halff broth
er of the children. He said: "Jim
Taylor, the boy who had been work
ing for my father, told me of the
murder about 4 o'clock in the morn
ing. Taylor had spent the night at
Mr. R. F. Cooke's. with Sam. I went
with Mr. Pless Barber to the old
home. Ed. Barber. Charlie Brown and
Ed Carter were there when we ar
tived. I think Mr. Matt. L. Webb
w:s the first man on the premises
after the girls left. He was accom
companied by a Mr. Watson, a cattle
3ealer who occasionally with my fath
er. Watson was on his way there
that morning 1o get breakfast.
"Soon after 1 arrived there those
who had assembled thought it best to
arrest Jack DiliinhLam, as the girls
had said something about a quarrel
that father an!d Jach: had had the
biy before. The ne ;o had said some
thnig about cursing father.
"Whein we entert.d the house we
foutln the front door- open, just as
.Le girls had left it, whet. they start
Ad fot Mr. Cooke's hcn-e. The bodies
-f father and John were on the floor.
Dr. Chenault and myself hunted for
and found the money, about $175
that father kept in the house. Some
f it was upstairs in a drawer, and
remainder in the little rear room,
near the kitchen.
-'The house n which Nease Gilles
pie lived is located about a quarter
f a mile west of the Lyerly home.
Jack Dillingham lived southwest,
about 300 yards.
"When we went up to father's
home we saw a feather bed, a bureau
irawer and a lamo in the front walk,
where the girls had left them. The
Lyerlys were all friendly. Father
and his children were on the best of
"Last. Christmas I heard father
say that he and Nease had had some
words about their contract. Father
had told Nease that he would have
to work a crop, as he had promised
to do, or get out of his house. Nease
mursed him, an, in turn, was ordered
>ut of the yard. Henry, old Fannie
3illepsie 's son, left and went to Mr.
Leroy Powlass' to live. Nease con
tinued to drive for Mr. John Penning
er, a saw mill man.''
EMiss Mary Lyerly Makes a Statement.
The next witness to take the stand
was Miss Mary Lyerly, t-he oldest
laughter, of Mr. Isaac Lyerly. She
was dressed in black. Miss Lyerly
is 18 years old, Las an attractive face,
light chestnut hair and soft, attrac
tive brown eyes. Her lips are thin
and sensitive. She seems intelliigent
and sprightly. After a most trying
.veek she appeared fresh and composed
vesterday. Her manner was of a
quiet, modest but plucky maiden. She
is neither backward nor brazen, but
willing and ready.
"I knew nothing after I retired
about 9 o'clock,'' said Miss Lyerlv.
"until Addie called me, declaring
that the houise was on fire and that
papa and mamma were dead. I was
nearly suffocated. The house was full
"When I went down I found Ad
die at work.. She had already drag
ged papa and John from the bed and
was fighting the fire. I caught hold
3f papa and pulled him further out
from the bed. We threw water on
the bed and carried out the burning
"I went over and felt mamma's
face; it was cold. She was lying
Ijust as she lay when she went to
sleep. except that her feet were hang
ing ouit. I saw -blood all over the
pillow. I picked Alice, who was still
alive, up in my arms and carried her
nut into the yard. where we tried to
bring her too. We could barely hear
her breathe. Addie went baek up
stairs and brought us some clothes.
which we put on in the yard. We
lien left for Mr. Cooke's. Addie lead
ing Janie and I carrying Alice.
Door and Window Open.
"The front door and the window
that opens into papa's room from the
porch were open. The key was on
the inside of the door. I always lock
?d the door at night but after papa
went out and, on returning. forgot
to turn the key. Any one could have
eotten in thirough the window, with
:>ut much effort.
"Papa's axe lay rt the woodpile.
for I saw~ it there the afternoon be
fore. John and Alice had been cut
"When I went to bed papa was
fast asleep. snoring. Mamma was
dozine off. That was afew mitntes
bef ore 9 o'clock. Addlie and I slept
together. 1 heard no noise.
"The lamp. which had a porcelain
bowl, was nearly full of oil. It had
been filled the Saturday before. I
know that it was sitting on the bu
reau and the butrner was on. When
wo rse the lamp ':aa ont the hearth.
".John Gillepsie andl Henry Lee.
son anid sten-soni of Nease. started
a crop. They lived in the house with
Nease and his wife. old Fannie. One
day Fannie came down home and got
after papa for. having Henry and his
wife iec in with them. She was m:a
heeatuse they slept on her beds. Sat
urdav following. Nea::e came and ask
ed fat her what was~ the trouble with:
him and the bors. They had some
-onversa;t'in and Nease cursed papa
Cronford, who worked for us then,
said that Nease declared that he
would kill 'old Ike Lyerly.' Mr.
Cranford told us about it the next
morning. Nease was mad. Papa
told him that he would have to sow
the wheat or leave.
"Mr. Crnaford went from here ito
his home at Hildebraud.
Nease was down there once o
twice after that but I never heard
any more until a few dafs before tihe
tragedy. Nease came down a;d ask
ed papa what he was going to do with
the wheat. Papa told him 'thrash it.'
"Della, Jack's wife, and mamma
had trouble Friday morning about
the soap suds in the tub. After mam
ma left I went down to the spring
and heard Della say: 'If she (mean
ing mamma) had said three more
i words I would have downed her.'
"Jack and papa di not zet along
together. Jack had been there just
about a week. He told papa that he
was going to work for :.ir. Penninger.
Papa said, 'Well Jack, if --on -o there
and work five days without laying
off. I will treat.'
'I heard Jack sn- that he would
not go to work for no man before 7
"Mr. Jim Taylor. who had been
working for us and sleepinz in the
house. spent last Friday night with
Sam Cooke. I was straining the milk
when lie left. Sam Cooke had come
over to onri house to brin- a grain
cradle which his father had borrow
-d that morning. .Taek w at the
lot with Della who helned us to milk
the cows. Jim Taylor. Sam Cooke
and Jack left togethez. "oing down
the path toward the nrin-. That
morning .Taek had worked for Mr.
Cooke and then he went down to Mr.
Penninger and secured work."
On being questioned by the law
yeTs Miss Lyerly continued: "Papa
kopt most of his money in the bureau
unstairs. Nothing in the house was
disturbed. Even Alice's little pocket
book, which contained 25 cents, was
left on the bureau by her bed.
"We did not go by Jack Dilling
ham's house, which was close to the
path that leads to Mr. Cooke's. for
we were afraid that Jack might hear
us. We slipped by. fearing that he
might kill us too. Sister Janie. who
is 10. going on 11. said that she heard
talking in Jack's house as we passed.
I was then about 11:30 o'clock. We
arrived at Mr. Cooke's -at 11:55."
"A fire was burning slowly but
steadily in the middle of the bed.
The bureau drawer lay inverted upon
the breast of John, who lay on his
stomach. The drawer was burning.
John's feet extended over the edge of
"I pulled papa and John to the
floor and called Mary. We worked
in the dark.
"After we had put out the fire I
run upstairs and got some clothes for
us. I did not see any light or hear
any talk as we passed Jack's house.''
Miss Addie corroborated other
statements made by her sister. On
being interrogated she the made the
f'ollowing additional declarations:
"When I went down mama's face was
covered with a pillow. One of her
feet was on the floor. Little sister
lay beside her on her back, just as
she ha~d dJept.
"Whden papa turned off the Gil
lespie boys. Nease came down and
asked him why lhe had (lone it. Papa
told hii-a that they would not work
the land, andI they had to get out.
Nease was orderedl away and as lhe
necat he, muttered something but I
cotuld net understand what lie said.
Mr. Crauford told uus that Nease was
sayingr #hat he would kill 'old Ike
"Jack' wife said that if mamma
liad uttered three more wordls she
would have downed her.
"Della. that is Jack's wife, knew
how we slept.''
Mr. Matt L. Webb, an illiterate
white man drove a wagon for Mr.
Penninger, stated that he and Nease
had worked together-. In part lhe
said: "Three weeks before the trag
edy, in conversation with me, while
loading lumber at Mr. Powlass', Nease
brought up the subject of wheat. He
declared that he thotught the crop
would be pretty good this year. I
told him 'yes.' Then lie said: "Well,
old man Ike Lyerhy can cut mine but
lie won't eat it, or get the money
for it. I told Jones Thompson what
Nease had said and he declared that
Nease wasn 't dangerous.''
Little Henry Tells His Story.
After the foregoing persons had
had their say a small. bright faced,
curlyv haired boy, with blue eyes, and
pretty features came in. He car-ried
a little white, soiled hat in his hand.
IHis lips twitched nervotusly. and lhe
seemed uneasy, lie looks more like
his Angdo-Saxon father than he does
his African mother. When asked
who his father was lie called the
name of a well-known white mani.
"Dono like Nease Gillespie?'
some one asked.
"No, lie has been mean to me,''
was the quick reply.
Solicitor Hammer- took Henry be
tween his legs, pulled off his hat and
pat ted him on the shoulders, saying:
"'Boy. we're not going to hurt y-ou.
Nobody wants to harm you. Now you
must tell us all von know.'
"Nease Gillespie beats me. lHe's
my grand pa. He whipped me last
Friday. Pa (meaning Nease) and
John met Henry Lee and Jack at the
braneh. this sidle of Mr. Ike's. Fri
day night. That's what pa and .Johin
said wvhen they came back. Pa said
that lie didn 't care what they did
wvi th him after lie had done wh1;a!t he
wvantedl to do. Maw. 01(1 Fannie. ask
ed paw where lie was going and he
said1 'It's none of your business, but
you-ll know when I come back.' She
saidl no more. Paw and John came
hack befor-e day. I was in bed with
"'When paw aand .John came in
they set down by the fire and maw
aisked paw where lie had been andi
he said: 'TI e heen dlown to old Ike
Lyerly 's. I went down there and kill
ed them. I told you I was going to
kill them, and so, by God, I did.'
"It skeered maw nearly to death
when paw said that. John didn 't say
nothing. Jack and paw (lone it. Paw
said that Jack's wife held the lamp.
All met at the branch. Paw took his
axe with him. I saw him get it. He
washed it off at the braneb but there
w, some blood left on the pole. le
aid John said they washed it. We
saw Ihe :e the next morninv 'naid
there was ! speck of blood on it. Paw
said he killed Mir. kc, ani .liss Gus
sie (Mrs. Lyerly) and Jack killed
John and Alice.
"Maw never asked no more, for
she was skeered.
"Jack used Mr. Ike's axe. He
and Mr. Ike fell out about a horse.
Paw and Jobn said they set the bed
"Before day paw put his old over
alls with John's, in a bed tick of
straw and burned them. He burned
his shirts, too. We saw them burn
ing them. They burned them be
cause they had blood on them. Blood
was all over the shirts and the over
"I left home early that morning
and told Mr. Mann Walton that paw
had killed Mr. Ike and Miss Gussie."
"Do you know where you would
.o if you were to tell a story. Ien
ry?'' asked Solicitor Hammer.
"Yes. sir, to the bad place," ans
"Who made you?"
"The Lord,'' was the ready re
"Paw said they threw the lamp in
the brier patch. I saw a church
lamp at Jack's house the day ma and
me went down there."
The boy started when Mr. Ham
mer called to some one in a loud voice,
and said: "They are not going to
hurt me are they?"
He was assured by a number of his
country acquaintances that he would
be all right if he told the truth.
"I saw the lamp on the mantel
piece. Paw said that they threw it
in a brier thicket."
This little negro tells a most in
teresting story. His words are full
of meaning and the State must rely
!largely on what he says to convict
the negroes who are now imprisoned
in the Charlotte jail. Henry is dis
possed to tell too much but his story
tallies. in the main. with the one lie
told the day after the murder at the
coroner's inquest. He is smart and
"'ry bri-ht. If his story is true
ease Giflesnie. John Henry. George
Ervin and Jaek and his wife will
ang. No half-vrown boy ever had
more responsdbilitv resting upon him.
Tt is a question of life or death.
The testimony of the ne-ro women
onottradicted that of the boy. inum
her of witnesses are still in reserve
for the Stto
Several battalions of Kuban Cos
sacks have been disbanded.
Cities in New Mexico and El Paso,
Tex., were shaken by earthquake.
An incipient mutiny occurred in
the fortress of Saints Peter and Paul,
in St. Petersburg.
Complaints of favoritism and in
competency are being nmade against
distributors of San Francisco relief
Three aldermen of New Rochelle,
N. Y., surrendered and were held in
hail to answer charges of attempted
Conditions in Russia are apparent
17 growing worse; members of Par
liament are campaigning among the
The National Convention of Bill
P -sters in session at Chicago barred
from the billboards pictures of Satan
in whatever form.
Advices from Rio Janeiro said that
the rebellion in Matto Grosso was
practically over~ and that no further
trouble was expected.
The coroner's jury at Salisbury
brought in a verdict that the wreck
of the Plymouth express, on July 1,
was due to -high seepd.
B. F. Yoakum outlines the future
of the St. Louis, Brownsville and
Mexico Raliway as the longest low
grade line in the country.
The Navy Department recom
mends an international agreement
requiring wireless telegraph systems
to exchange messages at sea.
Presi 1ent Roosevelt offered 2ie
Marblehead as a neutral ground for
peace negotiations between Guate
mala, Salvador and Honduras.
Counsel for both sides in the
Harte divorce case were severel:' re
buked by the trial judge for inject
ing too much sensationalism into
Lyman J. Gage in a pubie state
ment denies tha'. he has become a
The celebration of Senator Platt's
seventy-third birthday took place at
Captain Dreyfus was promoted to
major and Colonel Picquart was re
stored to his own former rank by
vote of the French Chamber.
J. G. Phelps Stokes, who has an
nounced his conversion to Socialism,
said he would not resign from corp
orations or divide his property.
The Bryan Reception Committee
arranged for a triumnhant proces
sion up Broadway, New York, with
Mr. Bryan In the leading carriage.
Dr. Woodrow Wilson, president of
Princeton University, has suffercd a
hemorrhage of the left eye, and his
physician has advised him to rest.
G. H. Finch, M. P.. the "father of
the House of Commons."~ represents
the smallest county in England. He
is seventy-one yeais of age and has
represented Rutland since 1861.
William Dean Hlowells is said to
be most cordial and brotherly for any
young writer to meet. He takes a
keen intorest in everybody's work,
and is full of helpful suggestions.
More than ordinary interest at
taches to the personality of Rt. Rev.
Shaku Soyen. Next to the mikado,
who is the head of the Japanese
Church, Bishop Shaku Is the highest
dignitary of the Buddhist religion in
WV. D. Johnson, who has filled In
the late labor Ministry of West Aus
tralia the posts of Colonial Treas
urer,.Minister of Public Works, Min
ister of Water Supply and Acting
Premier, is to resume his trade of
carpenter at Kalgoorlie.
)N TIl STAT CAMPA1GN
Vow and Then a Bit of Life is Inject
ed Into the Speaking of the Can
The Conway Meeting.
Convway. Spec-ial.-The 4camipign
Va~ a rrivedi br1r Fi(day. (oinglui
)v ay of t ibotrn. N. C. The
-aididates were iired. tihe erowd not
arge' and the sp.eches the onles with
rhici the public is already familiar.
M1cMahan talked education andkShe
-est of the would-be governors did
ikewise. Nothing sensational occur
Candidates in Darlington.
Darlington. Special.-The State
ampaign party spoke here in the
ourt house, with not more than 200
oters present and there was a small
!r number when the candidates for
overnor and attorn-y general con
-luded. A few hdies were present
:a sort while.
All of the candidates were given
L good reception. Each gubernatorial
:spirant was heard attentively and
Och one closed amid applause. Mr.
anning being the only one wiho was
reeted with applause. Messrs. Lyon
mn- Ragsdale were heard with much
aterest. Both were applauded; some
!ries of "Hurrah for Lyon'" being
:card while he was speaking.
The speeches made by the candi
1,tes for governor were well put and
how how many sides there are to a
Your correspondent &d not hear
iniitcnant Gov. Sloan, the first speak
r, and heard only a part of Mr. An
eel's speech. Mr. Ansel spoke clear
y and forcibly and was direct in stat
ng his position. He presented him
elf, his claims. The people are the
nasters. we are tli people's servants.
Mr.C ole L. Blease. who followed,
vas most expleit in stating his plat
orm, which platform he supported
n a strong speech, which was well de
ivered. He was no coat-tail swing
r, but stood now as a reformer even
is he did in 1890. Would beg no man
'or help and had no political boss.
r. Blease was heard with interest;
r-ade an impression upon his audi
nee, and closed with applause.
Mr. J. E. Brunson made decidedly
good speech and received his share
f applause. He characterized "the
lispensary as the greatest of hell's
ia ncies'' and this question was the
)nly difference of opinion among the
-andidates. He caused laughter oy
is picture of the candidates trying
:o patch up a worn out boiler, nam
ng his workmen to whom~ were as
;igned parts in this work. He said
f "church privileges'' were grant
d by the board of control praper
neetings would be largely attended.
here would be no delinquents among
hurch memberships then; State, for
ign and home missions would have
urplus funds and all would go on
ash. He pictured Mr. Manning as
eacon, serving members on the
trounds adjacent not allowed in the
uilding and '"finally all would go
:o hell, including the deacon with the
-Mr. A. C. JTones spoke earnestly
ad to the point. He objects to State
louse lobbyists as a nuisance and
~arastically and effectively scored
enator Tillman. the plain inference
eing that he considered this indi
idual what your correspondent would
berm a "field lobbyists.'' Referring
ro the members of the sveneral assem
bly whom Tillman has hopelessly and
eden tlessly doomed to political a nni
[ilation by his latest edit. Mr. Jones
wants to frame their pictures and
preserve their names as an heritage
or his children. He scored "dispen
sary politicians'' as a special varie
t 'of the breed. "They tell 'things'
bin his own county on Mr. Ansel."'
said Mr.. Jones. One of these 'things'
referred to a $20 reward to find where
Mr. Ansel stood poltically and the
other 'thing' was that he was bow
legged because he straddled the polit
ical fence so much, with his ear to
the ground between whiles.''.. Mr.
Blease, he said, was the only consist
nt dispensaryite in the race and yet
lie heat Mr. Blease n his own county
on this question last year. Mr. Brun
son. like Mr. Ansel, had changed his
)ol itical views, turning prohihitionists
to take away a vote from Mr. .Jones.
Mr. ,Jones then made the statement
that Mr. Manning would not be in
the race were it not for the Raysor
Manning bill, and Mr. Manning at
mote arose and rather warmly cor
reted this. Mr. Jones believed it,
he stated. and then referred to Mr.
Edwards' grievance against the
Southern railway and to the fact that
McMaan, not satisfied with the dis
pensary, actually wants the State to
go into other lines of business
Mr. Manning was next introduced.
anl en frrward amid rounds of ap
p~use. A flt introdtuctory remarks
he stated that he audvocated no new
sstem of lawvs. New coniditionis madec
eanes necessary from time to time.
He wantedl business princ'iples ap
ned to every State and county ofiee
in South Carolinn. and t his should
e the rule. He fa vored thle cont in
e proper~ maintennce of our com
mon schools and higher edutcational
inst itult ions. Hre regrettedl that thle
diLpnsry was a buringu gnestiotn.
ut it is. lie discussed this clearly
and t.orely. statingr his viw fot
miunimzing and rednn evils. Hie
could not, as an honest man. as a eit
ie of South Carolina. and as a
-,ther of boys-lie could not afford
t. he otherwise than he trtue to hia
.Inv ic tion-s. M.iy not he on the pop.
uar - de, may he wrong-Or may b
riht-but must give his honest view
11 al o uner~[and Mr. Manning5
-.i:-chl was3 a (:eari. dispassionate. fore.
il expos.ition of his viewsV. and h<
wa heard most attenttively, cotnclud
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS
Condition of South Carolina Crops
for Week Ending Monday, July 16,
1906, as Given Out by tha De
Like the preceding week. the eur
rent one was deficient in sunshine.
Few thunderstorms and no high winds
occurred. Both the average tempera
ture and the average precipitation;
were below normal. although exces
si;e precipitation occurred in the ex
treme northwestern, southern and
The temperature range for the week
was from a minimum of 61 degrees
at Greenville on the 10th to a maxi
mum of 94 degrees at Conway on the
9th. With the exception of one day
when maximum temperatures of 90
degrees, or above, were noted over
practically the whole State, the range
of the maximum temperatures was
from 61 to 70 degrees. except in the
eastern portions where the range was
from 72 to 77 .degrees.
The precipitation was generally be
low normal, although frequent light
showers occurred over the entire
State and kept the soil amply sup
plied with moisture, while the exces
sive cloudiness, and low temperatures
prevented the ground from drying'
>ut rapidly. Small streams overflow
ed their banks in a few localities, but
the larger rivers have maintained
their stages only slightly above their
normal gage readings.
The Tax Assessments.
The State board of equalization
Friday adjourned to meet again at the
call of the chairman, Mr. R. G. Hill
:f Union. At the next meeting Lhe
matter of assessments on real estate
will be considered.
Probably as many as ten auditors
have not yet mailed their abstracts to
the comptroller general, and for that
reason the matter of assessments on
real estate could not be considered.
The auditors are not to blame, for
the chairman of the board wired to
each delinquent and found that there
was a valid excuse in each case.
The assessments on cotton mills,
fertilizer plants and cotton seed oil
mills were adopted upon the reports
of the respective committees. The
committees which reported on the
valuation of these manufacturing
properties were as follows:
Cotton Mills: A. Zimmerman, Oco
nee; J. P. Derham, Horry; Morris
Israel, Charleston; W. H. Murphy,
Spartan',arg; H. H. Folk, Newberry;
J. L. Quinby, Aiken; J. St. Claire
White, Berkeley; J. F. Cox, Ander
son; J. L . White, Chester; P. L.
-Johnson, York; J. A. Meetz, Rich
land: J. J. Lane, Marlboro; R. M.
Fertilize- Plants: E. W. Cannon,
Darlington, W. J. Cunningham, Lan
caster; A. J. Richbourg, Clarendon;
R. A. Cochran, Edgefield; S. M. Ga
vin, Dorchester; J. Berg, Beaufort, N.
S. McLeod, Lee; R. M. Clafly, Orange
burgt; S. D. Guess, Bamberg; J. J.
Cotton Seed Oil Mills: J. H.. Mc
Kenzie, Hampton; H. J. McLaurin,
Sumter; M. Lipscomb, Cherokee; 3.
M. Sowell, Kershaw; B. G. Price;
Alex. McTaggart, Florence'; L. S.'
Erich, Georgetown; Thomas L.'Tray
lor, Fairfield; J. W. Alton Green
wood; R. P. Adair, Laurens; H. C.
Crouch, Saluda: F. H. Hendrix. Lex
ington; C. C. Fricks, Pickens: J. E.
Lomax. Abbeville; D. M. Ballentine,
The assessments on fertilizer plants
were increased from $3,074.548 to $3,
S37.775. or an increase of $750.000.
The cotton seed oil mills were in
creased from $2.791.436 to $3.026.S34.
an increase of $235.39S. principally in
new business -enterprises.
The cotton mi-Uls show an increase
of nearly 10 per cent., from .$41,507.
294 to $46,137,699. The new concerns
put on the tax books this year are
Jackson mills. $26.300; Alling and
Green Knitting mills. $5,000: Royal
Bay and Yarn company. $331,000:
Globe Manufacturing compny, $40,
000: Westminster Knitting mills.
$15.000 :American Press Cloth Com
pany. $19.590: Jordan Manufacturing
company. $25,000: Neely Manufactur
ing company,. $60.000.
Pressing Pardon Petitions.
Governor Hleyward. who has just
returned from Virginia. finds some
pressing pardon petitions on his
hands, there being half a dozen hang
ings booked for early August. He
has issued a call for a special meet
ing of the pardon board to be held
August 1st. The attorneys for Bob
Smalls, the North Carolina white man
sentenced to hang August 3rd, have
been granted a date for a hearing be
fore the Governor July 24. The par
done board has already possed ad
versely upon this case.
Bank of Maysville Closed by Exami
Maysvillec. Special.-State Bank
Examiner Holleman closed the doors
of the Bank of Mayesville Saturday
night pending an examination into its
affairs. It is not thought that there
is any shortage, simply cleric-al errors
in the account and probably a too
lenient hand in lending out bank
funds. It is hoped that the bank will
soon be able to reopen its doors.
Fightingt is reported to hav-e brokei:
out b'etween Salvadorean and Guate
malan troops on the border- betwecn
the twvo reprblics, the l'ater being re
Ex-Judge Hargis and ex-Sheriff
Callahan, on trial for the murder of
Attorney Mareum in Kentucky. testi
fied in their own behalf. but Callahan
surfered severely under eross-examina
Occurrences of Interest from
All Over South Carolina
MANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Rangc-WhzaZ is Going
Cz in Our Stato.
General Cotton Market.
New Orleans, easy.. ... ......
Mobile, quiet.... .. .. .....10 34
Savannah, steady.. ........1034
Wilmington. steady.. ......10 34
Norfolk, steady.. ........11 14
Baltimore, nominal.. .. .. ..11 1-4
New York, quiet.... .. .. .. ..11
Philadelphia, quiet.. ......1114
Houston, steady.. ...........
Augusta, teady.. ... ....1 18
Memphis, quiet and nominal..10 7-S
St. Louis, steady...........
Louisville,. firm............11 1-S
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These prices represent the prices
paid to wagons:
Good middling.... ..1.4
Strict middlin.......... ..11.40
Good middling, tinged .. ....... 11
Stainsl. .... ... .........19 1S
Mr. E. D. Smith Appeals to Growers
Mr. E. D. Smith, president of the
State branch of the Southern Cotton
Association has issued the following
"On account of my sickness, I have
been unable to keep in touch with
the people of the State through the
press. I do not want anyone to im
agine that the work of the associa
tion has in anywise lesseed.
"I take this opportunity to call the
attention of all the associations to
the fact that from every State in the
Union there comes reliable informa
tion of material crop damage. There
seems to be little prospect of a crop
exceeding 11,000,000 bales. The
world tonsumed last year 12,500,000
bales; the consumption this year will
probably reach 1.2,750,000 bales.
Therefore, not only for the. remainder
of 'this year, there will be practically
A cotton in stock. If there ever was
a time when the Southern Cotton As
sociation, as an organization, could
demonstrate its power, that time has
beemad to ee ittle propect oferoph
metding 11,0000 months. heptm
berld Octoberumed lastvembrr this000
bas the meumpin this yermillla
inTheefre suppl fo the oestainder
ble price eauhee thley rcietcat
thi isotto aingk.I timere ever thash
sal frmerwhe the Souhn hotnd the
soton csan beraniztbin, couldt
thisoistaeiswr that time has - ore
tpared wit hsrnousepr.hol
beTmae Soukethe Cotton Association
shoul Obernd Novembefrt this Setem
bster asm soon the cotto begns tay
csmel fare the man ho sees orhen
ielp aut ho noees every be pos
sibl cofftof canhe maket rnta
"Yeari theftime las wel beganore
ye art with coniderabeop. kcrre
soer frnometer eorous 14,ptem-0
brp hs oonar the willo begins te
cotto tearket, 190 and 1907 organ
ized withorte worl eeermandin more
cotteo tha the marett ansp
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tion ithe continerabe staedt
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meacticaly whno ever contn hand,
tonswith they canl madirngmoent
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mee tontrei engdlodeviwithan
means literaturen every inguityn
kownhip they oposinimakengments
to dees the peo cotton. aktdr
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all succes, andiablye. auew
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tinthe poorest finrice years. ttn
letnon iata the oppositini-eigue
tion hares teed pitfce actton.,
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eraof thceed asoinainn, forth mairs
timein tuh ahinetri of cotton.ot
tno a gn that isthk n aer otoi
wich heketooed has coirced athale
pric fht ottogiat hn waeveroit
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tro thass oliao, Sfor hirst
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tonrhs cruhape a'ndpae calkon
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goweri hewdi nork tallo the spot cot
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mansIthall the gambler addspecula
oneetings din the oryofthe otton
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pat is iurdexistence pis nw it our
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win eed con thnen 13thof Auut
m~uiciapaletio o the votestion of
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