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Entered April 28, 1903, at Pickens, s. 0., as Second-Class Mattnr, Under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
VOL. XXXVIII. PICKENS., S. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1908.
Mews of laterest Gleaned rc
Court Martial at Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, Special.-Privates C.
'Mac Quinn, -Lester Holt and W. A.
Holt, members of Company I,. let
-megiment, South Carolina National
*Guard, pleaded guilty before a- court
aartial here last week. Mae Quinn
and Lester Holt pleading guilty to
t*e charge of desertion and W. A.
Molt to the charge of disobeying or
-dars. Privates W. S. Rogers, James
ildb and Clarence Cobb, who were
db3 rt martialed on the charge of de
userion, pleaded not guilty and were
ried, the case taking up the entire
*day. H. L. Bomar appeared for the
.defendants. The cfilers of the court
-were Capt. P. K. McCulley, Capt. P.
C. Hundley, Capt. F. I. Watson and
-Capt.' J. Frost Walker, Judge Advo
-onto. The trial attracted great inter
--est, the chamber of commerce .ropms
-where the court was held being crowd
-ad with military men and piivate
~eitizens. It was the first military
-*ial ever held in Spartanburg and
-J*e first of the kind ever held in
-tke State. The Court martial was
-4adered by Col. Lewis, commander of
-Ahe 1st South Carolina regiment, and
-was the result of the above named
- ptivates refusing to respond when
%Company I was called out to protect
,th jail on October 10, when a mob
attempted to st6rm the jail and lynch
n Irby, colored, charged with at
pting to rape Miss Leila Demp
Irby has since been convicted
g -Arnced to serve thirty years
the penitentiary. When the court
onvened the privates, under charges,
41 of whom were in uniform, to
gether with the witnesses were
lbrought into court. Privates Lester
*elt and C. Mae Quinn pleaded guilty
--to the charge of desertion, and~W. A.
Holt entered a plea of guiltyAto the
4fiarge of disobedience. Quinn ..in
-"making his plea of guilty broke down
.and cried. He said that it was his
:-intention to respond, and that he went
-to the armory for his uniform and
;rarms, but found the armory locked.
Privates Cobb, Wilds and Rogers in
Aheir defense claimed that they were
-of the opinion that their term of en
9Itment expired October 1, and that
Abey had turned in their uniforms
ud equipment and were not there
.fore subject to call to arms. The po
!'aition of the company was that since
-Ahey had not received written dis
.4harge from the colonel of the regi
-ment they were subject to duty at
many time. The court adjourned aind
-Ue papers and findings of the court
-will be forwarded to Col. Lewis, comn
:aander of the 1st regiment. It will
b~e ten days before Col. Lewis will
ismake a report on the ease.
Monarch Mill Meeting Held.
Union, Special.--The stockholders
.et the Monarch Cotton Mills met here
--8. M. Milliken and his par-ty of
mothern capitalists being present. H.
A:. Hatch, of New York city, son-in
.1aw of Mr. Milliken, was chosen pr-es
indent, in succes,sion to P. E. Font,
4deceased, pnd Mr. Nicholson, of this
weity, wvas reelected treasurer and gen-.
eral manager. A semi-annual divi
--ddnd of 3 per cent was ordered paid
~on January 1./
Geologists Gathering -Da,ta.
B3lacksburg, Special.-Mr. A.'L
Steritt, of the geologic3al survey -is
here wvith Prof. Sloan, gatherihg data
4sf this quadrangle to fill in 'tie ma~
of th;Is meetion being made by the
guogical survey. 'hy topot hi
*$nen were here ini 1900 ~
the ind al
NA NEWS ITEMS
m AM Sectins of the State and
Report on Insurance.
Columbia, Special.-In his forA
coming first annual report to the-LAW
islature Mr. McMaster, the new State
Insurance Commissioner, will have
some interesting and encouraging re
marks to make concerning domestie
mutual insurance doing a fire busi
ness, showing the remarkable saving
to policy-holders on both city and
country property these concerns char
tered under the "mutual protective
association act" have made over
"old line'' insurance. They "tell a
story of honesty and fratenity that
entirely over shadows the failures of
the few whioh have nttempted to
cover the whole State." Mr. Mc
Master mentions one Charleston com
pany, the Carolina Mutual, which is
57 years old, has $130,000 in cash and
investments. It weathered the great
Charleston fire of 1861, through the
loyalty of its members meetii'g all
its heavy losses then, which have
been fully saved back to them in re
duced insurance since. He also men
tions favorably the Hibernian Mu.
tual, the Germania Mutual and the
Merchants' Mutual, all Charleston
companies confining themselves to
Charleston City property. These
Charleston companies, the report
says, "have been the means of sav
ing, I believe without exaggeration,
hundreds of thousands of dollars to
the citizens of Charleston.'' Mr.
McMaster's comments are most en
couraging to the movement that has
started in the South to do the
South's insurance ,business at home
at less cost to policy-holders and
keeping all the money at home.
Corn Contest Not Decided.
Gaffney, Special.-A large number
of farmers camq to Gaffney on the
date fixed for deciding the corn con
test which has excited so much in
terest among the farmers of Cherokee
county this season. A number of
them was disappointed,, however, as
the committees were not ready to re
port as to the yield for the reason
that some of the contestants have not
finished gathering their product. The
farmers were met by Mr. C. L. Good
rich, from the office of farm manage
ment of "Washington, D. C.; Mr. C.,
P. Hartley, of Washington, who is
in, charge of corn investigation from
the bureau of plant indirsIyi and Mr.
Ira Williams, also of the bureau of
plant industry. These gentlemen
spoke entertainingly and instructively
along their particular li-es,.and after
the speaking Mr. Goodrich awardled
the prize of $5 to Mr. T. C. Petty
for the best display ''of seed corn.
The prize offered by the Merchants
aai~ Planters' Bank for the largest
yield will be awa.rded later after the
various committees on measurements,
etc., have reported.
Mll Meeting Held.
Spartanburg, Special.--The annual
meeting of the Spartan Mills, Lock
hart Mills and the Gainesville Cottop
Mills, were held last week. The old
board of directors ,and officers of all
three of the mills were re-elected and
the usual dividends declared. The
meetings were attended by S. M.
Milliken and party of New York mil
lionaires, who arc making their an
na trip of inspection to the mills
in this section, in which they are in
Fire in Bamberg Cotton Oil Mill.
Columbia, Specia..-Fire (lest roy
ed the gin house and crusing mill of
the Bamberg Cotton -Oil Mill, causing
a loss of approximately $70,000, par.
tially covered by insuranse. The
buldins and machinery of th~e mill
ro yjiedat $36,000 .ard tlb raw
1~Mdo~yed at 'abont M40,
~ bshrnc ds Astated4 ir
CHANGE AJWAITS MILLS
Resignation of Mr. 3amctt Accept
ed and Successor Named.
Laurens, Special.-At a meeting of
the directors of the Watta mills
Mr. J. Adger Smythe, of Pelser was'
elected to succeed Mr. W. D. Ham
mett, of Honea Path, resigned. The
resignation of Mr. Hammett was
made necessary becatise of his recent
election to the presidency of the two
Anderson mills, making his duties too
arduous. Mr. Smythe will at an
early date move his family to Lau
rens. It is understood that the mat
ter if issuing some preferred stock
was considered at the meeting last
week. Upon suggestion of Mr. Smy
the it was decided not to issue any
lexington, Special.-Sheriff Corl-,y
was informed that the barn of Mr.
James Oswald, who resides near
Steadman, a little station on the old
line of the Carolina Midland' rai.
road, had been burned on Thursda,y
night about 12 o'clock and- that it
.vac thought that the fire was the act
of an incendiary. Sheriff Corley im
mediately sent Deputy Sheriff Mil
kr tb the scene to make an inve%ti
State News Items.
Gen. J. C. Boyd said recently that
the cost of the militia for defending
the negro, John Irby, at Spartanburg
would mount up into several hundred
dollars. Gen. Boyd thinks that Gov.
Ansel did ,exactly right.. Oni account
of the conditions immediately follow.
ing the crime, he thinks that Oov.
Ansel would have done wrong had
he failed to provide protection. Bet
ter to have too much protection than
none at all. The expenies will be
$1.50 per day for each militiaman on
duty, in addition to ti-aveling ex
penses of Laurens company to and
from Spartanburg on two occasions
and the squad to Columbia and re
Comptroller General Jones and the
State superintendent of education,
Mr. 0. B. Martin, are at work on
their annal reports and will have
them ready for the printers soon.
Gov. Ansel has not yet commenced
work on his annual message but will
begin shortly. There is much specu
lation as to his attitude on prohi
bition since three of the counties vot
ing out the dispensary makes the
State exactly divided in number and
representation on the question. It is
probable that the governor may re
new his recommendation of last year.
He has the matter now under advise
The Rutledge county commission
qr have been appointed- with the ex
cepition of one from Clamendon arld
one from Florence oppo?ed th the
pioposition. R. B. Smith, of Kings
tree is the commissioner from Wil
liamsburg opposed to the plan. J. J.
Eaddy, of Leo, Williamsburg county,
J. H. Prosser, of Hannah, Florence
county and W. D. McFadden of Lake
City, R. F. D. No. 1, Clarendon coun
ty, are the commissioners favorable
Gov. Ansci has not as yet made
any decision on the petition for the
pardon of Mrs. Carson. the white
woman who is serving a life sentence
from Spartanburg on the charge of
killing her lihusand 13 years ago. He
has the petition under advisement
and may render a decision or miay
refer it to the State pardon board.
Gov. Ansel has not yet appointed
two mengbers of' thle State dispensary
commission to fill ihe vacancies creat
ed by the resignntion of B. F. Ar
thur and C. K. Henderson, who are
receivers for the dispensary fund.
The governor has the matter under
ad1vWiseet and may make his ap
Gov. Ansel has appointed on the
Calhoun dispensary board T. T. Hane,
vice W. (1. Peterkin, resigned. liane
was recommended by the commis
Gov. Ansel -has appointer A. T.
Tonson of Talatha magistrate for
A~icounty, viee Jesse Green, re
,i*.Green was recently elected
tvsor for Aikeit. Johnsaon. was
ed Wy4'i .delegadon.
FOR REVENU! ONLY
Andrew Carnegie Comes Out
for Tariff Revision
SAYS PROUCTION NOT NEEDED
[ron Master, lu a Notable Article in
December Issue of a Magauine,
Will Deolare That Duties.on Manu
factured Articles Should be Reduc
ed or Altogether Abolished, and
That Only the Luxuries Used by
the Xich Should Bear a Duty.
New York, Special.-A notable ar
icle from Andrew Carnegie, dealing
vith the tariff, will appear in the
orthcoming December number of
rhe Century Magazine, in which the
ron master takes the position that
!infant ind%:stries" no longer need
rotection; that the steel and other
industries h tvo now grown beyond
;he need of tariff protection; that
luties on lu::.ries used by the rich
ihould be maintained, but that those
)n manufactured articles should be
:educed greatly, or abolished entire
y when no longer nee4ed.
Mr. Carnegie's article is entitled
'My Experience With and Views
Jpon the Tariff."
Mr. Carnegie says:
"We have already become by far
;he greatest of all manufacturing na
,ions. While the tariff as a whole
tven today has ceased to be primar
,y 'beneficial as a measure of protee
;ion, it has become of vast import
ance from the standpoint of revenue,
md it is to this fekture I bespeak the
special attention of readers of all
>arties, for duties upon imports, not
tor protection; hut for needed revo
3ue, should not become a party ques
:ion. Reasonable men of all parties
33ay be expected to approve this plan
>f obtaining revenue."
He says: "The American tariffs, in
2appy contrast to others, almost ex
bmpt the poor and heavily tax the
rich, just as it should, for it is they
tvho have the ability to pay as re
luired by the highest economic an
Mr. Carnegie says of future tariff
"The next Congress dealing with
;he tariff.will probably be inclined at
irst to reduce duties all around and
aerhaps to abolish some, but its first
,are shquld be to maintain present
luties, and even in some eases to
increase them,. until all articles used
ilmost exclasively by the rich, and
this not for"Irotection, but for reve
aue, not drawn from the workers iut
from -tbe-eriah. That is the first and
prime duty of Congress.
"Its second luty is to reduce du
:ies greatly u.on manufactured ar
ticles and lo abolish entirely those no
What Democrats Spent.
Chicago, Special.-The Democratic
intional oommittee received in all
$620,644.77 and spent $619,410.06
during the recent presidential cam
paign, leavin* a balance on hand of
p1.234.71. So reads a statement maae
public by the offeers of the commit
tee and the itemized statement will
be filed for record in the offee of the
Secretary of State of Kentucky in
compliance with the resolution adopt
ed by the national commit tee at lin
coln. Neb., last July. The statement
made public by the commit ee in
eludes a certificate of audit by My
ion D. Ring, auditor oif the untional
Briefs of General News.
Genq. William L. Marshall recomn
mends that Congress alpproprViate
9965,000 for. next year's work on the
John D. flockefeller began testify
ing for the <1efense in the suit of the
governmnent to dissolve the Standard
Sunday Tragedy in Alabama Town.
Birminghiom, Ala., Special.--J. A.
Northcutt, a well-knowyn citizen of
Henry Ellen, Jefferson county, was
shot and almnost instantly killed b
J. W. Dement. The shooting oeenis
ro:in front of Northcutt's hbmre and
three 'bullets took effect, Dement was
bvoigbt her and lodged in the county
sail. Hie will say'hiothing as to the
eana of thet rngedy.
Mayor Tom L Johnston Goe
lE WAS ONCE VERY WEALTU
Mayor of Cleveland, For Years
Oredited Witht Possessing a Large
Fortune, Announces That Re ]a
Loat Everytbing and Will Be 00
pelled to Move Into Bfaler an
Less Expensive Quarters.
Cleveland, 0,. Special.-Mayor Tom
L. Johnson, who for years has been
accredited with possessing a very
largo fortune announced that he
had lost everything and ,would be
compelled to give up bif beautiful
home on Euclid.avenue and move is
to smaller and less expensive quar
ters. The mayor also,stated that he
would give up his automobiles and
other, luxuries, as he could no longer
afford to keep them. His fortune
was wrecked, the mayor declared, by
his devotion to affairs of the estate
of his dead brother, Albert, who was
heavily interested in traction prop
erty in the East.
After Albert's death a question
was put up to him whether he should
resign his office as mayor and take
up the management of Albert's s.
"I decided that I would not. I had
entered the fight in this city with
certain ideals before me. I wanted
to fight privilege, and special interest,
and I had already decided -to give up
working for dollars. So I concluded
to stay right here and do what I
could- to help my brother's children
at long istance.
"Why did I choose the course I
did? I'll tell you. I wanted happi
,Jess and nothing else when'I closed
up my business affairs and took up
''Aud I've been happy, too.
"I'm going to be happy yet, tof
We may have to go back to a cot..
tage, but that's the way we starte4,
and we can luok upon life just aw
joyfully there as we did in the big
house on Euclid avenue.
"They tell me my enemies an
planning to bring financial trouble
upon, me. I' ve been expecting it.
"My enemies are cauable of doing
that. One may expect nothing else
from special privilege. Let there
make any sort of attaqk upon me
that they choose. I'll never give up
and they'll always find me at the
"If I had been a coward-if I had
run away fro mthis fight for the pee.
pie of Cleveland-[ could have saved
my fortune andl built it -up. But I
had chosen my course. I haven't
been laboring as nmyor with the ex
poeta tionj of being rewarded by the
gratitude of the people. One cannot
count on that. It's pleasure in doing
.work that I like that has kept me
in the fight.
''I have never made a sinrglepen
out of the street raiilways since I be- *
egmLne mayor. I dloil't feel discourag
ed. I'm a free mant, and that means
a great dleal to me. Don't you sup
pose it wvill be wvorth, something to
mec to have my frienIds realize that
I enteredl the mayor's office rich and
left it poor?
''I'm going to keep on just as I've'
startedi. I 'm going to b" a candidate
for mayor again' wvhen this term Is
Chauffeur Killed in Auto (Irash.
Washington, Special.-Noble Davis
a chauffeur, was killed and several
others were iinjured by the overturaa
inig of an automob)ile near Egitte.
ville, Md. The automobile w o'6nn
ed .by Joseph Strasburger, a,ner
chant of this city, and D avj ho
*:was .his chauffeur, had i out
party of hie friends i h ei