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this morning while
the finches building a
"What in the wc
"I'm just about crazy
band will eat. I wisk:
wha-t awfu: things e
it any to know all a!
live on air?
"Now, there's sausage. I had
Ing, and not a bite of it would m
and got some ham and eggs cooked, a
wouldn't even look at the ham. Last-i
husband made me have it taken awa:
cake at lunch occause he said he (lid
and not a bite of pie or any,-kind of p;
the lard. I don't know how we are gc
"Why don't you makeyour own se
own fcly and try out your own lard
asked innocently; "and the bread-can
"Good gracious!" said the paper-L
any of those things."
"Bake 'em yourself," said T. "Why
if she thought I had gone crazy.
And yet that woman bothers all 1
and telling them her troubles because
A wvoman who can afford a good
making a few of the things the pape
about, and a woman who can't afford
If 1 were a man and my wife insis
home .n a paper bag, as so many wo
home a little imitation money to pay
What's happened to all the home-n
How long is it since you ate any h,
try at your house-the cook or the b
The plain, disagreeable fact is tha
know any more about the real duties i
and she's too indolent and too indiffer
Every butcher and grocer shop ni
ment. and you can't ge: within ten f(
line for your turn.
I stood and watched a line of wo
and "home cooked" beans and "home c
meat the other day till I wondered. w
modern home and the modern home ma
be done in a shop.
Talk about an Industrial revolutic
will rise in a "decent cooking" revolut
chance cf knowing what ycu a-s eatinj
By Joseph 1R
HAT is a workingma
~~TIthe -working classes ?
VV~ Simple as this qt
ally accepted answer
workiremnan. But 11
to work to place hit
onlabor be necessa:
There are those
one who works' for v
an insurance company and receives'.a s
Why, there are clerks and office -ni
from $10 to $30 per week, who indig;
workingmen-that they belong to the
You can't draw the line between
the "bL'ain workers." because it takes
And those who sit still and allow the
work are very very scarce.
But the funniest thing in this con
fessional man, who in one breath say
and in the next asks, "How far do th'
kicking, intend to push U'S?"
In Leeds, England, they are havini
factory answer to the question, "Wha
cial rate of fare is fixed for workingm<
They have tried to decide in the c
ingmen's tickets, and the local legal z
question. But nothing definite has b<
Howver, the tramway coinductors
If a man wears a collar he is not accei
higher rate. If his neck is bare or 1
privilege of a cheap ticket.
That rule wouldn't work very well
the laborer is frequently as well dress
him, and collars are as common as co
No, that test will not do-for us,
question for settlement until the time
higher than it now does-with some
for favor.-New York Evening Journal
+4'-+++++++. ARMING is virtually
+ - * that is unorganized,
+ *+ trolled, except as it
* *A merce and the arbitr
+ 3 +. in other' business.]
*++subordination of the
* A. traditional individua
+ + entire scheme of life
his own efforts. T
4o make profits, and these profits ar
for example, in the habit of gambling
mere shrewdness, turns over his mnor
the process and contributes nothing t<
cr steps outside his own realm. he is
:and on the other by organized labor. I
he himself secures Is a remaind.-r lef:
H-e Was Real Industrious.
Two Washington negroes meeting in
the street fell into a discussion of the
peculiarities of a mutual friend. Said
one: "W'hat kind o' a piuss'on is dat
man, anyhow? Seems to be he never
do rno work."
''Oh. he i~s industrio'.5, al1 r!ght."'
promptly responded the :4o02d negrO.
"even if he don't do no'hin' hisself.
Why. onl y !:~" n.eck ( man :spent two
The costiiest building is the Milan
per came and told me her troubles
I was sitting on the borch 0althing
snug nest in the swaying vines.
rld are we all going to do?" she said.
trying to get s6mething that my hus
the old newspapers would stop telling
-erything is made of. It doesn't help
)out it; so what are we going to do
s'usage for breakfast this morn
y nusband touch. Then I sent out
nd he nibbled a 'ittle at the eggs, but
ight I had catsup on the table, and ray
again. He wouldn't touch the jelly
'i't know what the jelly was made of,
stry will he eat since he's read about
ing to keep from starving."
usage and your own catsup and your
the way your mother used to do?" I
t your cook bake?"
ig housekeeper, "my cook can't mate
iot?" And the woman stared at me as
er nenghbors to death running around
;he hasn't enough to do to keep her out
cook can afford to pay that cook for
r-bag housekeeper and I were talking
I cook ought to be delighted. to make
ted- on having an imitation dinner sent
men do insist cn doing. I'd bring her
for that dinner once in a while.
>me-made sausage? Who bakes the pas
. the average American woman doesn't
Af a housekeeper than a pushcart man.
ent to learn.
)wadays has a "home cooking" depart
et of the counter without standing in
)men buying "home cooked" macaroni
ooked" hash aid "home cooked" mince
hat on earth-was the matter with the
ker, that all the "home cooking" has to
n! Some day the men of this country
ion, and then perhaps there'll be some
at your own table.-New York Amert
hana an n.
? Put another way, Sqi constitute
ery may appear, It relly has no gener
.Taken literally be who works is a
ow much of his-time must be devoted
a in the worbing class? And must his
y to his maintenance?
who would say that a workingman Is
'ages. -But suppose he is president of
ar-not wage-of $50,000 per annum.
e.who receive a munificent "salary" of.
Lantly repudiate the idea that they are
those who work with their hands and
6me "brains" to work with one's hands.
wheels in their skulls to do all their
nection is the average business or pro
s, "Why, I am a workingman myself,"
se workingmen, with their everlasting
some trouble in trying to find a satis
Constitutes a Workingman?" A spe
n who ride on the street cars of Leeds.
ourts who are entitled to use the work
iind has been mudh exercised over the
en decided in the matter.
have adopted a rule for their guidance.
ted as a workingman, and must pay the
.e wears a muffler he is entitled to the
in this country, where the mechanic or
ed as the merchant on the seat beside
it any rate. We will have to leave the
comes when honest industry will rant
folks-as a measure o! a man's fitness
S . .
the only great series of occupations
unsyndicated, unmonopolized, uncon
is dominated by natural laws of comn
ry limitations imposed by organization
n a time of extreme organization and
individual, the farmer still retains his
ism and economic separateness. His
rests on intrinsic earning by means of
ie scheme in most other businesses is
eoften non-intrinsic and fictitious, as
in stocks, in which the speculator, by
Ley to advantage, but earns nothing in
civilization in the effort. If the farm
met on one side by organized capital
'e is confronted by fixed earnings. What
at the end of a year's business.--The
Coal Is Contradictory.
Why is'coal the most contradictory
article known to commerce? Because,
when purchased, instcad of going to the
buyer it goe. t o the cellar.
Stops When Wound.
What is the riifference between a
clok and a partnership? Whrcn a
eiock is wound up it uoes: whe'n a firm
is wound up it sto~p3.
Erd Rasebery has the finest e'cipe
ton of snuff imxc in the world, in
euding one whi c eoniged to Napoce
A V[RY UGLY CRIME
White Woman Attacked by Young
Aiken. Special.--A young white
man by the iiaae of Pince Barton
was brought here and placed in jail
Char-ed with committing an assault
upon Mrs. M21ttie BryNant. who is
Paid to be a divorced woman of
Graniteville. According to M-rs.
Bryant. she had never seen Barton
prior to Saturady night. She says
Barton came to her house while
she was at a neighbor's. Some of
the people in her house called her
home, saying that Barton was a miee
young man. She agreed to accompany
him to an ice cream festival. Mrs.
Bryant says that shortly after leav
ing the house Barton made an attack
upon her, throw inZ her to the ground.
She resisted as best she could. and
sCreame(ld for help. Some people
nearby ran to her assistance, but
Barton fled before they arried.
Mrs. Bryant's elothes were badi.
teon. and she was bitten on the face
and arm. She has been confined to
her room all day. Barton was cap
tured some time afterwards in
Graiteville and brought here. Barton
is about 24 years old and is a mill
hand. When seen at the jail Barton
said he was not responsible
for his act ion: that he was
drunk and therefore didn't know
what he was doing. le claimed that
Mrs. Bryant threw her arms around
his neek and said after that he re
membered nothing. He asserted that
he knew nothing of the assault and
declared that if he got out of this
trouble he would "cut out'' liquor.
Constable Howard made the arrest.
There is no excitement or threats of
Lynching by One Man.
Columbia, SpYeiil.-A special. to
The State from Florence says: After
an all-night chase, W. L. Marshall
shot and killed Lewis Gray. a negro.
for irp' r proposals to his wife.
The ne 'ent t6 Marshall's honse
during his absence. On being in
formed of the affair Marshall armed
himself and started in pursuit of the
negro; While he was resting at a
stoe at Effiingham. Florence county,
he negro walked in. He was recog
nized and shot to death.
Was "Justfiable Eomicide."
Florence. Special.-As a result of
the coroner's inquest over the dead
body of the negro Louis Gregg. the
jury, with Mr. Brooks McCall acting
as foreman, handed in a verdict that
deceased had come to his death as
the result of a gun shot wound in then
hands of W. L. Marshall and that
it was a justifiable homicide. Noth
ing new developed during the course
of~ the inquest except that the negro
brute had actually laid hands on Mar
shall's wife, sud offered her a sum
of money if she would submit to his
proposals. She then screamed and
called for her mother, who was inside
the house. and the negro fled. Sheriff
Burchi was present during the inquest.
but did not take Marshall into actunal
ustody for lie reason that he show
ed a dispo~sitiono ht to disappear, andI
the further fac; that several of the
most substantial men of the comn
munity assured 'him that they would
be responsible for Marshall 's appear
ing in Florenice Monday morning to
tive bond. Sheriff Burch says lie is
willing to be responsible for the
Would Excommunicate Lynchers.
Spartanburg. Special.-The Spar.
tanburg Baptist Association at its
meeting with Friendship church pass
ed strong resolutions denouneing lyn
chings andl placed the denomination on
record as advocating the excommuni
cation from the Church of members
who may be known to participte in
Killed Over a Card Game.
Yorkville, Special.-Three negroes
were engaged in gambling in a house
in the yard of D~r. W. G. White. 01
this place, and became involved in a
row. As a result oif that row one of
them, Ben Walker, is dead. Three
pisol balls were fired into him by
one of the other negroes. One is
supposed to have passed through his
heart, another entered the brain at
the edge of the hair, above the lefi
eye, and the third went into the
throat. either of which would necs
sarily have proved fatal.
Well-Known South Carolina Plantei
Beaufort. 5. C.. Special.-George
M. Harvey, a wvell-known planter of
the Bluifton section. was murdered
Sunday night at the plantation home
of his son on Ladies' Island. He war
shot in the head and his son found
ie body on returning home. Wi!
iam Bennett. a negro, is in jail chart.
ed withI the c'rime. He denies tha
he is guilty.
Spartanburg, Special .-Hen ry Seu)
and Charlie Revar,. broth.r-in-laws
became involved in a dlifficulty near
the Arkwriht Mill and the forme:
sot the latter. The bail enitere(
levar's stomach andc is c'onsidere
srious. Seayv surrendered and is not,
in jail. Seny is a member of thL
iire diepartmaent and swllkl
heet. It is saidl familv dtit~ffern:
-rvoe t.~1 trouba,11l bewen t han
Occurrences of Interest from
All 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... .. .... 91-4
New Orleans, steady.. ....9-5-16
Mobile, nominal.. .. --..-9 1-1
Savannah, quiet .. .. .. .. ...... 9
Charleston, quiet.. .........-.9
Norfolkk, quiet.. .... .. --93-4
Baltimore. norinal... 3
New York. quiet.. ...-..-....
Boston, quiet....... ....9.8
Philadelphia. quiet.. .. .. .... 0.05
Houston. steady.. .. .. ....93
Aug-usta, steady..... .. .....9-1(i
Memphis quiet. . ..95-S
St. Lonis. dull.. ...--.-. -93-4
Lonisville. firm.. ...........1 -2
Charlotte Cotton Market.
Thees prices represent lie prices
paid to wagons:
Good middling... . .9:1-4
Middling.. .. .. - -- -..95
Tood middling, tinged.. .. ....9 5-S
~nis............7 1-2(48 :1-j
Floods at Spartanburg.
Spartanburg. Special.- Spartan
burg was visited last week by what
practically amounted to a cloud-burst
and there was daniage done in sever
al sections of the city and county.
The damage while coniderable was
not heavy and the wild rumors that
were current at first for the most
part proved to be false. There have
for several days been heavy rains
in this section and the precipitation
Thursday was the heaviest in some
time. Up to 6 o'clock Fridav after
noon the rainfall was 4.8 inches and
during two hours the rainfall amount
ed to 3.5. There was talk here of an
other Pacolet flood, but inquiries at
the 'various mills in this section re
vealed the fact that outside of high
water and inconsiderable damage,
the water had not done much harm.
Water rose in the engine room of
some of the mills and it was nec
essary to shut down. The streams
in th'is vicinity are rising and if the
heavy rains continue there is a pos.
sibilitv of being considerable losses.
In the city of Spartanburg there was
damage done to the amount of several
hundred dollars. Culverts in many
portions of the city were washed
away and on west Main street the re~
taining wall at the side of the street
washed away, carrying a portion of
the sidewalk, telegraph poles and
shade trees away.
St. George -Visited by Disasterous
St. George. Special.-Tice most dis
astrous conflagration in the history
of St. George occurred about 1 o'clock
Thursday night when four mercan
tile establishments and two residences
in the business section of the town
were destroved. The cause of the
fire is unknown, but it is thought that
it was of iniceniiary origin. The fire
started in the store of W.,HI. Lott,
on south Main street, and spread rap
idly to the- adjoining buildings. Or
account of the lateness ot the hour
and the fact that t he town maintains
no fire department made it impossible
to cheek the flamerj and for a time
the entire business section was
threatened. The loss will amount
to at least $10.000, which is partially
covered by insurance.
Newberry Warehouse Bought by
Columbia. S.pecial.-The property
of the Newberry Warehouse company
has been bought by the Standard
Warehouse company of this city.
Messrs. George W. Summer. presi
dent of the Newberry company, and(
Mr. W. H. Hunt, attorney, were in
Columbia to close the deal and ar
range the necessary papers.
Cotton Badly Damaged.
Goodwill, Special-This section was
deluged with a big rain as any of
the season. It is a very serious mat
ter now with the farmers who have
some good cotton in spite of the we'
season, that the fruit is rotting where
it is mature enough to be opening.
With big leaves and rank foilagc
where soda has been applied, rains
weekly every day and almost no sun
shine, the mature bolls are rotting tc
such an extent that from one-fort!L
to one-third of theC prospective yield
is being cut off.
South Carolina will be represented
next week at the irrigration conven
tion at Boise Cit v. Idaho. The dee
gates will not arrive at Boise City
until the morning- of Sept. 3, althougl
they 'left here. Mayor R. Goodwin
Rhett of Charleston and C. F. Dill o:
Greenville expect to join the party ir
Boise. Mr. Rheir is in the North
west on his bridal tour and Mr. Dil)
is in Idaho look:ing after his mininm
properties neatr Boise.
Aiken Banks Combine.
Aiken, Special.-The directors o:
the Bank of Aiken and the Peoples
Banik have decided to consolidate the
two banks under the title of the Bani
of Aiken. The bank of Aiken wil
thereby increase its capital stock tc
$100.000 and the Peoples' bank will
retire from business. The busines:
of bo0th banks will he transaeted at
the Bank of Aiken. The Farmer'
and Merchant's bank has orzanized
and will be ready for business in sur
jULL PRIMARY R[TURNS
Practically Official Vote Given-Who
Will Be in Second Race.
Cvlunmbia, Special.-With ireports
from every county, nearly all of which
are official and the balance complet,
with few exceptions it is shown that
nearly 100,000 votes were cast in the
Democratic primaer on Tuesday.
The county committees met to tab
alate the votes and in a few instances
ehanges were made in the results as
reported the day before. It is certain
that Lyon and Ragsdale will be in
the second' race for attorney general,
Lyon lacking less than 2.500 of a ma
jority and having a lead of nearly
20.000 votes over his competitor. The
large vote for General Youmans sur
prised the politic'ans. who all scern
ad to think that the race was between
the two younger men exclusively.
In the race for governor it has
been certain ever sinee the first night
that Ansel and Manning would be in
the second and the only thing want
ing has been the total vote of each,
Ansel has been more than Iiis liea
est two competitors. 'Maning and
Blease. aid goes into the second race
with a lead of 16(,-i1 over Manning.
He has received even more votes
than were given Governor Heyward
in his phenormena first race four
years ao. 36.000.
Conptroler (ueral Jones is re
cleteted by over 5.000 majority over
G. L. W\alker.
Col. J. C. Boyd is elected adjttant
"cineral andi has made the rernarkable
record of carrving every county in
the State. except two. Beaufort and
The second race for railroad com
missioner is between Wharton and
Sullivan. Cansler missing it by just
about 2.000 votes.
The totals for the candidates for
the different offices are given below:
Ansel.. .......... ....39.850
Manning.. .... .. .. .. ....23,008
Blease.... .. .. .. .. . ......16,802
Brunson.. .. .. .. .. ....... 9,982
Jonles.. .. .. .. .. .. ....... S98
The Vote For Senator Tillman.
Till- Total for
Abbeville.. .. ..... 769 1.967
Aiken.. .. .. .. ..2.645 2.931
Anderson.. .....4.410 5.039
Bainber.. .. .. ..1.034 1.143
Barnwell.... .. ..1.780 2,003
Beoufort.. ..... .. 578 64S
Berkeley.. .....1.146 1.135
Charleston.. ....2.221 2.511
Cherokee.. ..... .1.541 2.045
Chester.. .. ......3S9 1.678
Chesterfield.. .... 2.666 3.264
Clarendon-... ....3.50S 1.644
Colleton.. .. .....2.021 2.288
Darlington.. .. ..1.540 2.117
Dorchester.. .. ...1.206 1,237
Edgefield.. .. .....1.503 1,729
Fairfield.. .. ....1.016 1,266
Florence.. ..... 969 1.530
Georgetown.. .. ..l.001 1,171
Greenville.. ......4.713 3.356
Greenwood.. .....1.476 1.856
Hampton.. .......1.687 1.365
Horrv.. .. .....2.162 2.:370
Kershaw.. .......1.158 1.399
Lancaster.. .. ....2.091 2.091
Laurens.. .......2.24 2.976
Lee.. .........1..503 1,73S
Lexington.. ......2.484 3,043
Marion.. .......2.334 :3.137
Marlboro.. .......1.630 1.941
Newberrv.. .... ..1.768 2.2S1
Oconee .....2308 2.477
Orangeburg.. .....2.792 3.410
Pickens ... ".2323 2,609
Richland.. .......2.301 3,300
Saluda.. .. .....1.732 1.902
Spartanbuirg .. ..5.417 6,815
Sumter.. .. ......1.357 1.769
Un ion.. .. .......2.183 2.581
Williamsburg .. ..2.047 2.142.
York.. .. ........2.126 2.725
Total.. .......1.099 96.649
Jones...... .. ...... ....50.27
Walker...... .... ......45,072
Jones' majority. 5.199.
Lyon.... .... ...........45.10:
Youmans.... .... .......2291t
Ragsdale.... .... .......27.52.
Summersett...... .. ......15,57
WVhartoni.... .. .. ...... ..14,02
Sellers.... . .. ..8.633
Cansler...... .. .. ........22,2S(
Sullivan........ .... .....24,214
Boyd.... .. .... ....... ..64.53
Haskell.... .. ...........31.22i
Boyd's majority. 33.306.
Secretary of State.
McCowig.... .... .........1.902
Ragin.... .. .... .. ......13.23
Tribble.... .... ......... 7.00:
Declined to Talk.
Green-:ille, Special.-Martin F. An
sel refused to have anything to sa:
about his race for governor. furthe:
than the following card.of thanks t<
lie D~emocratie voters of South Caro
"I take this method of thankin
the great numbers of voters, all ove
I the State. wvho cast their ballots to
-ime for trovernor on the 2Sth. and o
-saying that I feel deeply grateful t
them for the great confidence repose<
m i me.
"I ask the kind consideration an<
support of all the Democratic voter:
Iof the State in the second primar;
-election on September 11. promisin;
to give to the State my best though
"MARTIN F. ANSEL.''
Store Room Burned.
Union. Special.-Abotut midnigh
Saturday the store room of the. Buf
falo Cooperative Supply company
inear Buffalo. was totally constumed b;
I fire, the oritrin not being knowi
thougrh it is supposed to have caugh
tin a shedl room where seed and o1
were stored. The president and gen
eral manager. W. E. G. Humphrey:
lives near theO store. but was noC
awakened uint il the fire bol gotte:
coinsiderable headway. so nohim: wa1
:e..'e from the biidino
SOUTH CAROLINA CROPS
Condition of South Carolina Crops
For Week Ending Monday, Aug. 27,
1906, as Given Out by thp De
The weather was partly cloudy.to
cloudy, and generally sultry, the en
tire week, in the eastern and central
counties, but some days were clear,
early in the week, ii the extreme
northwestern portion of the State.
The temperature averaged about
normal in the central and northern
portions and averaged about one de
gree above normal in the southern and
southeastern portions. There was an
unusually small range in the daily
minimum lemperatures duiing the
week. The highest maximum tem
perature was 9S degrees at Blackville
on the 21st and the lowest minimum
temperature was 66 degrees at Green
ville on the 23rd.
There were frequent local rains and
thunderstorms in all parts of the
State. and in a large number of places
rain fell every day of the week. The
central and eastern counties received
the heaviest rainfall generally, but
scme places in the western counties
received excessive rains. The great
est local amount was .66 inches at
Ilackville. The average precipita
tion was muca . beve normal.-J. W.
Bauer, Section Dizector.
For "Home Coming Week."'
The Chamber of Commerce's com
mittee on State fair met to consider
the matter of bt-inging attractions
here this year. It has been decided
to have an "Auld Lang Syne' week
in connection with~ the State fair, and
South Carolinians from all over the
United States are invited to take part
in the home-coming. The railroads
have been asked to give reduced rates
from all parts of the country. The
occasion of this home-comin- celebra
tion is the 30th anniversary of the vic
tory of Wade Hampton and the
Democrats and the overthrow of Radi
eal misrule. It is nroposed to have
a parade showing in typical -manner
the devlooment of South Carolina
since that time. The feature of the
parade will be a "eritter company"
or a band of mounted men in red
shirts, the uniform which drove terror
to hearts craven with crime and guilt.
It is proposed that the riders in this
I parade be men who took part in the
actual termoil which made great the
leaders in that campaign. The details,
of this feature of "old home'' week
are to be worked out and suggestions
will be received with pleasure by Mr.
E. B. Clark. secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce. Any ideas which
will add to the pleasure of fair week
will be appreciated. Manager K. G.
Barkoot. the carnival man, is here
trying to make a contract for fair
week. He says he has newv shows
engaged and can give a midway ex
tending from the posto'ffice to the
State house. dewn Gervis to the Sea
board Air Line passenger station
and occupyin part of the 'space in
Assembly street Dollita, the little
woman who attracted so much atten
tion here last fai'i week, is a mother.
The baby is nearly a year old . and
weighs l14 pounds. Fair week is just
eight weeks hence gnd preparations
will be started at once to make this
a great home-coming week for South
Carolinians residing in other States.
*Chester's New Building.
Chester. Specia.-The work of
moulding and manufacturing concrete
blocks for the two-story building of
Mr. T. L. Eberhardt, corner Main
and Wylie streets, began a few days
ago. The work will be pushed rapid
lv. The building will have a frontage
of over 70 feet on Main street and a
depth of 100 feet or more on Wylie
street. The corner store on the first
floor will be occupied by the post
office under a five-year contract. The
work is to be completed by January
S1. Th building will contain desides
the uostofnece. t wo store rooms an
Main street and one on Wylie street.
Negro Boy Killed.
SSpartanburg, Special.-James Pil
grim, a young negro boy about 15
years of age, was instantly killed in
fru', of the furniture factory of the
Lion Furniture company, while- en
deavoring to board an outtoing
freight- train. The boy was ini the
emplov of the factory and shortly
after the whistle blewr for~ di'ner
endeavored to imard the~ frelat train.
Chile Declines Rothschild Offer.
,Valparaiso. By Cable.-A state of
seige continues here and nobody is
allowed on .the streets after 6 o'clock
in the evening. There have been
some accidents as the result of the
Suse of dynamite in blowing up dam
agedl buildings. President Riesco has
relied to an ofer of the European
banking firm of Rothwhild to heir
suffe re rs from t.he ea rthquake. saying
that he hopes Chilean resources will
be sufficient for 'tis purpose.
Wounds Prove FataL.
Spartanburg, Special-Charles Ray
en, who was shot by his brother-in-law
Henry Seay, died at his home near the
1Arkwright Cotton Mill. The cause of
the trouble between the men is attri
tbuted to a misunderstanding relative
to family matters. Seav. who is a
SOUTH THEIR HOME
Booker Washington Addresses
DEPLORES CRIMINAL TENDENCY
At Convention of Negro Business
League, the Race's Leader in This
Country Speaks 'With Candor and
rorce of Crimes Committed by Ne
gros, North and South, and
Remedy Therefor-Criminl Negro
Must be Got Rid of as Curse to
Race-No Worse Enemies to Busi
ness Progress Than Lynchers and
Those Who Provoke Lynching.
Atlanta, G., Special.-The Seventh
annual session of the National Negro
Business League, of which Booker T.
Washington is president, opened here
with over a thousand negroes from
all parts of the country present.
Speeches of welcome L.ere made by
Mayor Pro Tem Harwell and Presi
dent Sam D. Jones, of the chamber
of commerce, which were responded
to by the more prominent negro
The meeting was called to order by
W. B. Matthews, president of the
local organization, who made the
opening address. The regular pro
gramme of the convention was then
taken up and a number of speeecs
on various industries discussed by
negro business men. The sessions.,
will'continue three days.
The principal feature of the night
session was the annual address of
the president of the organization,
Booker T. Washington.
After explaining the objects of the
National Negro Business League,
Booker T. Washington, in his. annual
address as president of the league,.
said in part:
"We believe that while the world
may pity a crying, whining race, it
seldom respects it. We believe.4hat
the influence of one'great. scess in
really accomplishing sin thig .that
the world resnects will, *farther in
promoting our interests. Let con
structive progress be the dominant
note among us in every section of
South Negro's Best Home.
"Right here in Georgia we have
abundant evidence that the negro is
learning this lesson at a rapid rate.
It is safe to say that the negro in
Georgia owns at .least $20,000,000
worth of taxable proprerty and that
our people in other sections of the
South have made almost equal
progress. Within the past year I
have inspected and studied tthe eon
.itions and progress of our people in
the Northern and Western States,.
and I have no hesitation in reaffirm
ing my opinion that the* Southern
States offer the best permanent aibode
for the masses* of our people. -
"There is much that the bravi;'in
telligent, patriotic white men of
America can do for us; there is mueb
we can do for ourselves. The .execu
tive authorities should se that every
law is enforced, regardless of race
or color; that the weak are protected
against injustice from the strong.
We have examples in several South
erm States that this is being done in
an eneouraging degree.
Must Get Eid of Criminals
''On the negro's part wve have a*
duty. Our leaders should see-to- it
that the criminal neero. is -got rid of
whenever possible. Making- all al
lowance for mistakes,. injustice and -
the influcace of racial pride, I have
no hesitation in saying that one of
the elements , in our present situa
tion that gives me most concern is
the large number oftc rimis klhat are
being committed by neibers of our
race. The negro is committing too'
much crime, North and South. The
crime. aZ lynching everywhere and at
all times should be condemned anid
those who commit crime of any na
ture should be condemned. Our
Southland today has no greater
enemy to business pr-ogress than
lynebiers and those who provoke
''We cannot be too -frank or too
strong. in -discussing thle harm that.
the commritting of crime is doing our
race. Let iu .stand up straight-end
speak out and act in no uncertain
terms in this direction. Let us. do
our part. and then let es call on- the
whites to do their part.
''Right here .in the South the~e,'are
'iore things upon which the races
agree than upon ivhich they disagree..
There is no section 'of 'thd &Suth
where the negro farmer, mechanic,
merchant and banker cannot find en
couragement,- opportunity anii pros-5.
perity. In -this respest let us not
<.verlook the fact that many similar
opportunities are at our door."
Wegroes Threaten to Lynch.
Macon, Ga., Special.-A special tor
The Telegraph from Valdosta,'. Ga,
says: A 5-y ar-old negro girl was
brutally treated by a negro man here.
The child is in a dangerous condi
tion. The negro population openly
threatens to lynch the assailant. The
chief of police is exercisini? his au
thority to proteetb-he prisoner from
Shaw's Southern Campaign.
Washington. Special. -Secretary
Shaw will leave Washington on Sep
tember 7 for a campaign tour through
the South. On September S he will
speak in one of thec (itie in Vi \ rginia
but whiich one ha nojt hen selected.
On the 10th lhe w-: spr at Winston.
N. C.. on teJh t Stzatesville. N.
C.. on thr I2t at Asheville. N. C.
on the J3h a K'*'>-' Tenn.. on
the 1.th at NLshvi:!e Ts . ndo