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Reunion of Orr's es;
Abbeville, .Special.---The survivor&
f Orr's regiment held their annual
eunion here Friday. The aseeting
ad been postponed because of the
luess of Gen. R1. R. Hemphill, pres
dent of the association, hoping that
ie would be able to attend, but his
ondition did not warrant him ven
.uring out. Capt. W. F. McGill, of
kuderson, first vice-president, pre
-ided an( introduced the various
The muetii4t was held in the opera
ouse, whieh was packed. The child
-en of the grded school and the vet
rans all mairelied through the square
,o the opera house in a body about
100 veteran-i and 400 children being
n line. Music was furnished by .a
-!voir of 21 voices got up for the
Gen. M. L. Bonliam made a very
fine address indeed in his usual
happy style. Gen. Bonham belongs
to Abbeville and he -is always given
a warm welcome when he comes here
for any oecasion.
At the con-lusion of the meeting
Dr. Harrison on behalf of Abbeville
invited the association to meet here
again next year. The invitation was
rceeived with cheers and accepted at
Capt. McGill paid' his respects to
the citizens of Abbeville, saying the
last two meetings held here were by
far the best and most pleasant they
had ever held.
The ladies of Abbeville through
the Daughters of the Confederacy
served a bountiful dinner to all the
old soldiers at Iltsenberg's hall.
A large number of veterans went
over to GIon. Hemphill's home in
Fort Pickens to speak to him before
Order of Exercises.
Praver by Rev. Brown, Anderson.
Welcome address, by Dr. J. L. Wil
Solo. Mrs. J. L'. McMillan.
Annual address, by Gen. M. L.
Song, ''Auld Lang Sync.'"
Solo, by Miss Hammond.
Dinner, Rosenberg's hall.
Dispensary Election is Declared
Laurens, Special.-The dispensary
election held Tuesday of last week
was declared legal and in accord
ance with requirements. The official
count showed 590 votes for sale and
1,480 against sale. As announced in
a previous despatch, the election was
ontested by Attorney C. P. Sims of
Spartanburg, in behalf of Mr. Rhett
2oleman, petitioner, but .the allega
:ions set forth in the petition 'were
iot sustained in any particular. At
he hearing, resumed from last Tues
lay, a number of witnesses were ex
mined, chiefly from among the man
gers of the election, together with
supervisor Humbert and Mr. W. T.
3rews, summoned by the petitioner.
[t appears from the testimony, and
was so argued by Mr. Feat herstone
for the respondent, that not a single
:illegation set forth in the petition
was substantiated by the testimony
ntroduced, not even that Mr. Cole
snan, the petitioner, was a qualified
elector and a taxpayer. .Further, ev
4ary manager examined. testified that
~he law was complied with in every
detail, while the petition alleges that
;here were numberless irregularities.
M4r. Sims refused"to make any argu
mnent because all thiree members of
the board were not present and left
for home at 2 o'clock, while Mr
O'eatherstoin i argument was noi
miade until ,~ o'clock. Mr. Sims con
tended that the two members pres
tiit could not pass upon the matter
The board ruled otherwise. SomE
dlays ago Mr. Sims stated that hE
would carry the contest before thE
State b'oard, so it is presumed thE
matter is not ended.
Twenty Votes Not Oounted.
Aiken, Special.-A rather peculiar
condition has arisen from the recent
municipal election. There appears to
be 20 votes that were not counted,
at least one name must have been
left off from 20 ballots in counting.
There were 13 eandid-ates in .the field
for aldermen, and there were 292
'.otes cast. As each voter must have
voted for six iin order for the ballot
to have been legal, there must be six
times 297 v'otes for the total of
hose received by the 13 candidates,
which would be 1,782. However,
when the votes of all candidates are
aedded up, the total is'only'-1762, and
.4n1 the face of this it would,appear
ihnrt 20 votes are auedunted. It is
u'derstood that some. parties are inl
AM ab Sta
R ayr- Cited for o t pt ..
Richmond,*, VA.P poci.-p udcL
Pritchard . Saturda? , cited Archibald
Ray and Duncan C Irity, pro*ni.
nent 'attorneys of S,outh darolina tie
appear bqfore .im at Greenville to'
show caue why they should not, be
punished for contempt- of Court. 'he
case grows out oe the acti#vn of the
commissioners in conneetion with the
dispensary case of that State. The
further complication in the cerebrat
ed South Carolina dispensary scandal
developed at qn. allday confetew,e
with Attorneys T. Moultrie Mordec6a,
of Charleston, S. C., Frank Carter,;
of Asheville, N. C., representing the
Wilson Company, A. S. Barnard, of
Asheville, N. C., and G. B.-Leoter, oT
Charleston, S. C., represerrtirig the
Fleischman interests, appeared be
fore Judge Jeter C. Pritchard, of the
United States Circuit . Court. The
complainants made a motion that fhe
Ray brothers be ruled for contempt
in seeking to have Judge Pritchard's
orders in which he took charge of the
dispensary funds set aside or abro
gated to such an extent as to allow
them to Acover the amount of the
claim upon which A. W. Ray pro
cured a writ of mandamus from the
Supreme Court of South Carolina.
Judge Pritchard's ruie is returnable
December 21st at Greenville, S .C.
The whole trouble arises out of the
suits brought by the Fleischman
Company and others 'gainst the com
missioners appointed to wind up (lie
affairs of the old South Carolina dis
pensary board of control, on claims
for whiskey purchased 'by the board
from complainants before the insti
tution was abolished. The entire
amount involved is abonut $800,000.
Negvo Killed at Florence.
Florence. Special.-Isaae Morgan
was killed last week by Eugene Camp
bell, alias Son Campbell. Both par
ties were colored. The killing oc
curred in the western part of the
city. The slayer escaped immediate
ly after the killing, which occurred
hboA 10 O'clo-r. 710II Thomas -S.
.1h was no 'e.1 about 11.::0 a,d
immediately cilled upon Magistrate
Chas. E. Early for a warrant, which
wa made out, and the sheriff is now
close behind the fugitive. It seems
that the altercation began by Camp
bell making some remarks about a
sister of Morgan. When Morgan
took the part of his sister the shoot
ing began. The stories of the affair
are conflicting and as.'a result Chief
of Police J. J. Koopman has all par
ties under arrest. So far as can be
ascertained, Campbell is a ginger
eake color, about five feet six inebai
in height, rather siender, clean slfnven
one tooth missing in front. When last
seen he was Ivearing a suit' of blue
Election Rteturns Disappear.
Walterboro, Sial.--A mysteri
ouis theft was cfiitted at the Court
Rouse lasty. w k.. The canvassers of
the Btafe and county election met
for .th'e purpose of making up their
returns for 'the recent election for
the State and county offices. They
did not conclude their labors and ad-'
journed, leaving all papes .apper
taining to the election in the jury
room. The door was left locked,
but in the morning, when' Chairman
Breland and Clerk DeTreville came
to finish up their reports, all the
papers bad mysteriously disappe ed'
during the night. -Fortunately Mr.
DeTreville lbad taken home with him
a copy of the total votes cast in each
precinct. The law provides that
these papers shall be forwarded to
the Govern~or and Secretary of State,1
and it isf not known what effect, if
any, this theft will --linve. Theft
seems to be no ob.iect a person would
have in stealing these papers, except
that it would d'estroy the validity of
the election. There is no clue as to
how these papers disappeared. The
board of canvassers will send the
the return from Mr. DeTreville's
copy and will await the decision from
the State authorities as to the legal
ity of the election.
Fined for Oruelty to Horse.
Aiken, Special.--C. H. Venable,
the patent medicine saresman, who
was charged by Mr. B. M. Weeks
with cruelty to animals was tried and
fined $25 before Magistarte W. M.
Smo'k. It will be recalled that' some
two weeks ago Mr. Venable was
charged wvith running one of, Mr.
Week 's horses to dleath, and also of
mistreating the animal by beating it
while it was sick, and compe1l' g it
to travel when unfit to do so., .Notice
wvas giveni by the defendant's at
torney of intention to appeal the case
to the circuit court. He' was..repre
sented by Claude E. Sawyed, 1|sq.,
and Messrs Davis, Gunter & Ztyles
prosecuted the cae ==gd.. AMal
T lntir*ly Suspended
hDs kd Sonis
m vs. ~Welsuspended and the
0ep Of thi .ty and county, to
*ther with .lam gelegations from3
esiee counties turned
S-to'"do, honor .to the
1"MOVY of 6 Ata Senator Carmack.
1N buildilV 4re draped out of
mpect to himemory and a deep
#Igo=. P-Ve ,his entire commu.
The ftmerauXwas help at 11 o'clock
in theI Metbodi 'Church. The sarv
10 iore, but itapressive,
and the seenes at .the church and at
the gave *here the distinguished
statesman was laid to rest were such
8s will never be forgotten, by the as,'
Tliq funeral services at the church
were -in charge of Rev. W. T. Boah,
pastor of the First Christian church
here, the church of which Senator
Cartnack was a member. Rev. Lin
Cave, of Nashville, delivered the ad
dress at the church. At the grave
the burial was conducted with Mas
sqiC honors, the 4eceased being an
honored member of the Masonic
order. These Maconic exercises were
presided over by Major John Wil
liamson, of this city, past grand
Floral offering* were sent from all
parts of .the State. The offering from
the citizens of Columbia and Maury
3ounty was a magtiiflcient pall, which
covered the entire casket.
When the furqeral train reached the
ehurch sbortWy4Tater U.o'clock, there
was a deathlikei.,44ish over the great
Dongregation. For 'a full hour before
the time for the,fu4eral great crowds
)f sorrowing friends %egan to gathex
it the church and the auditorium was
packed to overflowing by 10:30
)'clock, while hundreds were turned
%way, being unable to gain admission.
Within the chancel was a large.
likeness of Serator Carmack draped:
There were prominent men present,
representing all sections of Tennessee
leading supporters and personal
friends of the dead Senator.
Held on kurder 0harge.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-A State
warrant charging him with. the mur
der of former United States Senator
Edward W. Carmack was served on
Robin Cooper at a hospital. Cooper
is now in charge of three deputy
sheriffs. He will be . removed.,to
the county jail as- soon as his con
dition .permits. . It. developed, a
cordirig-to the physician who .is at
tending young Cooper, that two shots
were fired at the young man, one
penetrating his shoulder, the other
going through his coat sleeve.
The excitement in this city over
the terrible tragedy Monday after
noon in which Edward W. Carmack,
former United States Senator from
Tennessee, this city, was shot and
killed by Robin Cooper, a young at
torney of Nashville, and son of Col.
P)nncan B. Cooper, a close personal
and political friend of Governor
Malcolm R. Patterson,. has to a cer
tain extent abated, yet the tragedy
is still the sole topic of conversation
in political circles both in this city
and throughout the State.
Colonel Cooper, who was with his
son when .the latter shot Mr. Car
mack, has been remanded to .iail
without bond, charged with murder.
Young Cooper remains under guaird
at a local hospital where his wound
ed arm is being treated. His pre
'liminary trial on the charge of mur
der will be held as soon as he is able
to leave the hospital. Both the
Coopers and Senator Carfnack have
many friends~ here and throughout
the State. ~er's statement is that
tbe,. afair was 'nirely & street duel
in which both sides met 'and both
Tefriends of the -Coopers claim
they had tried to avoid a meeting
with Carmack, it is' said, and they
were oh their way to the State capi
tal in response to a telephone mes
sage from Governor Patterson when
the tragedy occurred; that Senator
Carmack had been warned 'and was
I'ends of Senator Carmac stren
s2ously claim that the killing was the
result of a conspiracy pure and sim
pie; that when Senator Carmack left
The Tennessean office for his board
ing house the fact was telephoned
from a house near .The Tennessean
office and the Coopers- were notified
that the Senator was on fils way and
to be on the alert.'
It now' develops, ,according to
friends of Mr. Carmack, that thei-e
wa'd a, third party owitih the Coopers
juste before the ihooting, a former
county official who iq a close person
al fxiend of both the' Coopers and
Patterson. Friends of the (lead Si
ator intimate that there w'll be sen
sAt$qhIf dvelopahdents; within the
dat. day pr so iiaihn thafanir.
set WE4 A-md""Mmoe
NIHT RID10011 Is CONDEMN9U D
Goveror Pattron, of Tenness
Veoome Delegates to epis
Ooers of Conferenee 9hoe"n.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-The
Southern Cotton Conference was call
ed here last week. Gdv. M. R1. at.
tenon weloompd .the delegates. -The
responses were madep by Charles S.
Day, of Montgomery, and . Harvie
Yorqan, of Atlanta, president of, the
SOuthetn, Ootton Growers' Ass'
tion. Governor Noel, of Mississippi,
also spoke. Harvie Jordan was made
permanent chairman, and George
loppe, of Memphis,. and W. H. Gil
bert, of Chiclet, Ark., were chosen
An address by Bishop Thomas F.
Gainor, of the Episcopal Diocese of
Tennessee, on ''The Keynote of the
Conference" concluded the formal
addresses of the opening session.
Mr. Jordan, in his remarks as
chairman, said it was fitting that the
conference should be assembled in
this, the largest interior cotton mar
ket in- the world.
"We have assembled," he con
tinue4 "to safeguard and protect
the great staple crop of the South
from the artificial and depressing in
fluences of federated interests which
operate to the detriment of every
business interest in this section of
kmerica. We face a 'serious con
dition, and whether we will . rise
equal to the emergency and protect
our interests as men of brain and
business sagacity, or indifferently ac
cept the situation and parade befpre
the v,orld our voluntary weakness, is
the issue which presents itself to this
Mr. Jordan said raw cotton is the
only great staple commodity in the
word today which is selling below
the cost of production, notwithstand
ing the fact that it represents one of
the world's greatest necessities.
"That this great staple should ever
sell tit' price to the cotton growers
of less than 10 cents a p6und,'' Mr.
Jordan continued, "is a reflection
upon the manhood and intelligence of
the Southern people. If the cotton
growers, bankers, merchants and
allied business interests of the So"th
%Yill determine that the price of spot
cotton must and shall go back to 10
cents before November passes, that
price will be protected the financial
future of the South will be saved.
andzot a .spindle in the world will
be injured.'' ,
Mr. Jordani.trongly condemned
(night 'riding"'and urged that the
convention give its attention to the
boll weevil menace. He also recom
mended the formation of a chain of
warehouses wherefrom receipts could
be issued which weuld be acceptable
as collateral for short-4ime loans by
the leading financial institutions in
this country and in Europe.
Ten Cents as a Minimum.
. Ifemphis', Tenn., Special-Dentm,.
ciation of ''night-riding,'' and a fiery
defense of the ''night-riders'' threw
the convention of the Southern Cot
ton Growers' and Ginners' Associa
tion into disorder and nearly termi
nated the session before the program
had fairly begun. While excited del
'egates hurled ' charges and counter
charges, T. U. Sisson, of Mississippi,
moved that the convention ador
sine die. .dor
President Jordan finally brought a
semblance of quiet and made a plea
.The general committee on resolu
tions presented their - report, which
was: unanimo4gly. adopted, recoin
mendirig that .so ifar as possible in
each individudl case, none of the erov
of 19U8, still in the ownership of the
producer, be sold below 10 cents per
pound for short staple cotton, and
urging ,growers to hold- the crop so
as to prevent selling in excess of one
tenth per month of the remaining
crop of 1908. The cotton growers
are urged to apply to the local banks
for loans secured by warehouse re
ceipts representing cotton to be held
for the purpose of being marketed
only when demanded for actual een..
Over 300 Meni Entombed.
Hammi, Westphalia, Germany, By
Cable.--The greatest mine disaster in
mnany years in Germany occurred
Thursday morning in the Radbod
mine, about three miles from this
place. There was a heavy explouion
in the mine about 4 o'clock and a..
most immediately the mine toqk fi-e.
There were 380 miners working under
the ground at the time anid only .six
escaped without intiury. Thirty-flye
were teken out slightly injurred pnd
37 were dead when .brought to the
mouth of the pit. The remairinug 302
have been give., na f* bt
Total )hvductfet 4 M
]usho101p IAca.tetVn*I P relI
mar. iante of tihe Departmelt
Washingtou, Speoin) A averWe
*ld of 26.2 busheis of coapor v
ad an indicated total production of
I642687,000 bushels of -oon am
PMl0inary estimates ,announced in
the ragrt of the Department of Ag
S 'summarizing corn and Avw-.
tn eo The yield of corn pw
crb in 1 -was 25.9, as finally esti
mated wad averaged 25.6 for ten'years. -
#19&d uation is .cowparA
000 bushils fAnally es
timated- in 1 7.. QuaOty of corn ipA
86.9 per eenti eompaked with 82.8 to
1907, and t 84. .3 , ten:-ysr - averag&.
About 2.7 per cent. or 71,124,0W
bushels, is estimated to have been im
the farmers' hands on November 1st,.
against 4.5 per cent, or 130,995,00*
bushels a year ago, and a ten-yeaw
average of 4.5 per cent.
The preliminary figures for import.
ant States, giving in bushels the yiel
per acre and total production, re.
Missouri 27 and 203,634,000. Texas
25.7 and 201,848,000; Kentucky 25.2.
and 84,823,000; Tennessee 24.8 and
74,747,000; Georgia 12.5 and 56,43W
000; Alabama 14.7 and 44,835,00(01
Virginia 26 and 48,828,000; Xor*.
Carolina 18 and 50,160,000; Arkasaaa
20.2 and 52,540,000.
The preliminary estimates of pota
toes, tobacco and rice growing avem
aqe yields per acre and comparisent
with final estimates for 1907 and fos
periods of years as follows:
Potatoes '- yield 85.9 bushelh
against 95.4 in 1907 and ten-year av.
erage 88.6. Production 274,660,00&
b4ofhels against 294,929,000 in 1907.
Quality 8'6 per cent. against 83.3
last year, and ten-year average or
Tobacco - yeild 825.2 pounds
against 850.5 pounds in 1907 and
ten-year average 797.6. Production
629,634,000 pounds against 698,126,.
000 in 1907. Quality 87.9 per cent as.
against 90 a year ago and a ten-year
average of 85.8.
Rye-yield 34.7 bushels again:
29.9 in 1907 and a ten-year aver
of 30.6. Production 22,718,000 b
els in 1907 and a ten-year averag
30.6. Production 22,718,000 bus,;A
again- 18,75%,000'in 1907.
Cotton Ginned to vNovember 1.
Washington, Special.-There were
26,25 active ginneries and 8,199,78t
bales of cotton ginned from the
growth of 1908 to Novi.
These figures, announced 1,
sus Bureau are against 26,-'t
ies and 6,128,562 bales at t
ponding date in 1907; 27,
ies and 6,906,395 bales ira L.u>, .u
27,802 ginneries and 6,457,595 bales
in 1905. The report counts round
bales as half bales and includes 149,
340 round bales for 1908; 125,785 for
1907, and 169,74J. for 1906, and 183,.
870 for 1905. The number of Sea
Island bales includefe r 1908 is 45,
495; for 1907, 33,331; for 1906, 21,706
and for 1905, 49,161. The&oorreeted
figures of the quantity of cotton
ginned this season to 'October 18tla
are 6,296,166 bales.
The number of bales and aclive
ginneries respectively by States on
November 1st, 1908, follows:
State. Bales. Ginneries..
Alabamai.. .....894,123 3,365~
Arkansas.. ......43,065 .2*.
Georgia.... .....1,385,816 4,321
Louisiana. ........ 290,009 1,560'
Mississippi.. .....893,546 3,309'
Missouri.. ........30,409 -,0
New Mexico .. .. 954 ~4
North Carolina ..373,188 2,606
Oklahom.. .... .. 219,860 941
Son i Carolina. ,39 ,1
Ten"'ssee.. .. .. 89,6 1 6
Great Playwright Bardou Dead.
Paris, Byv Cable.-Frane's great-.
est playwright and one of the great...
eat the world hats has ever 'known iss
the general verdict heard regardiig
M. Victoria Sardou, who lies dead!
at his Paris aparttnents. Saron died:;
Sunifay of congestion of the lungs..
He was 77 years old.. For fifty-eight.
years Sardou wrote plays for the
Wate Tauiff cn Jute Bagging DA,
New Orleana,,~ La., Special.-The..
New Orleans exchange passed resoin.
tions calling upon Qongress -to re
duee the present tariff on jute bag
ging used for baling cotton. 'Thls.
Itas is a direct burden on the cotton
raising industry of the Sd om1 for the
benefit of a few manuf&a rersx wlgm
are enabled to thrive at lthe 'anii
of the most impertant et: a n
eIcuturalists in this eountry,'dam