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EDGEF?ELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY JANUARY ll 190.1.
GOV. LOWNDES DE,
""Former Chief t?ag?s1ra?e cf Mary jud
Fasses Suddenly Away
i " . ? ?. . ?..
fi? S?CCU.eS TO HEART FA?IJRE
Former Maryland Executive, a fttor
iii Many Financial 'and Indi r/ial
Enterprises, Falls Ur.conjs ?bus
While Dressing For Church ancles
Before the Arrival of Physiciar,
Cumberland, Md., Special.-Exhov
ernor Lloyd Lowndes, cf Marland,
.. died suddenly at his. home heregun
MT. Lowndes appeared to be ? his
^^xisual gocd health and spatts fhen
he arose this morning He left hj 0;.
flee in the Second National Ban late
Saturday, afternoon, went to his ome,
and after dinner spent several l0urs
lu the preparation cf an address(0 be
delivered here at Bishop Parers wen.
tietb. anniversary as bishop o the
Maryland dioces ot the Probant
Episcopal Church. He then a^ited
'"" 'ihe* arrival from Clarksburg, J- ya;,
of his eon, Richard T.- Lownde, who
did not reach the house until pat mia_
.?'?igbt. - ,
? .v-' rrh-e Governor retired at abut l a.
m. He arose at 8:30, took a Xth and
began to dress, preparatory tQ?^end
ing church servicer A sudefo. fall
attracted the attention ?f Mra Lown
des, who was in the rrv>m. ?[e sum
snoned assistance, and the un^nsci.cA?s
aoiiii was placed upon the be- physi
cians were hastily summoned ua WCre
quickly at the bed3ide; "but?dath had
ensued before their arrival/Dathjpas
duo to heart failure. ; . .
Mr. Lowndes vras born in. Cltt;SDurg,
W. Va., Feb. "21;-1854.-He is survived
by his widow, his brother. i%ard T.
Lowndes, of Clarksburg, W.fra., five
sons, Llyod Lowndes, Jr., ofjjumber
land; Richard T., of Clarkft,rg, w.
Va.; Charles of ColoradjjjEprings,
Col.; Col. W. Bladden, of Mjfat Sav
age, Md., ?;nd Tasker G. f
Many Animals Burne,
Rockingham, N. C., Speci;._^_\ fire
occurred here early Saturda^ruorning
ot be eu
?ppalling in its nature. T
! ?:Btable of M. L. Hinson, was
.together with ever thirty
horses. All day th? atmosp
town has been laden with
ing odor of burning fleshes
r? "'"and naif burned carcasses
-animals lay among the
ruins. The fire origin?te
T" 'c'clock, "When first discov
gaine ?1 such headway that
in which it started could
tered. , The building was fn immense
wooden ' structure conaning the
stables, wareroom and stoje 0f M. L.
Hinson and A. W. Porter j& Co., and
situated in that part of Wn known
as "The Rockets." Mr. H?SOn does a
large lire stock business kn? had on
3?and belonging to himseljand others
3S horses and mules, all ol which were
burned to death. One lon?mule broke
out in some way and escaied from the
flames, out was burned badly that
he had to he killed.
Wrecks on British
London, By Cable.-Strf-my weather
?till continues on the Irtish coasts,
.mid several shipping Asualties are
reported. The Gla^gowjEteamer Stel
le Maris Maria ;ollidld Saturday
night, seven miles .-off JHOIV Head,
with the Spanish vest?]. ?ris. and
both sank. The craws vere saved in
the boats after drifting ai night. The
Balfast schooner DispaCh collided
T.ith. the Sunderland ste Iner Dinning
ton off Ramsgate this horning. The
Dispatch was towed in, Jut the other
vessel is believed to h?^e SUnk with
her crew cf ten men. ?everal other
vessels were driven asH,rc at differ
' etit points, their crews jeing rescued
. with ?reat difficulty.
Great As?mblage at Hampton Road:
Norfolk, Va., Special]
States cruiser Newark,
fense monitor Nevada"
verted gunboat Scorpior
urday for Hampton Rc
great fleet assembling'
of the Navy Paul Mc
Dewey and other dist
cers will arrive on Mon|
review the fleet. There
thirty warships of all]
review which will be h]
ie coast de
id the con
?ft here Sal
to join the
Jy morning to
/ill be about
.lasses in the
Killed in a ??ne
-' Concord, N. C., Special-Fred Leon
ard, a young white n/an, was killed
at the Miami Mine Thursday, shortly
??ter neon. Two pasing buckets in
a' shaft became entangled at a shift
about 250 feet from 1? surface and
- Leonard went down t??e and correct
the trouble. The res?f the story is
unknown; ? From thhfi^shift he was
thrown/cr fell, to thM bottom of the
mine and there pickel up dead, his
skull' being crushed. J-r/he body was
L> turned 'tiver to an untft-taker and sent
last night to Gold A], where the
young man had a wi? and two child
ren. He was about 2^-e-rs o? age.
iWhite House Ci
tiona pending befor?
; , hbld at the White
ternoon. In addif?
Roosevelt, the parti,
ence were Speaker.
. Allison, of Iowa;
$ t 'tives.?ayne, of Ne?
?-. 'tTaw?cy. of Minntso?
Number of the j
H Washington, Specif
legation leceived the
gram froin the ForeJ
kio ur der dato of
Nogi on Sunday rei
livery of Russian ]
officers and 23,491
officers and 229 ore
so far. General
Pock;. General Gojj|
'mirai Will mann pi
-lo-Japan a? prison}
)f. Ohio, ?and
lers. ; .
ice at To
Lt. the de
CONGRESS IN SESSION AGAIN
The Senate and Rouse Regularly at
Wo??k?-What They are Doing.
House Meets and Adjourns.
When the Koueft f?-convened after
ne hoHd&y V'ecess, Mr. Grosvernor, of
3h?o, submitted the report of the mer
:hant marine commission, th?? minor
ty being given .until Friday to sub
nit their yiew&i The House adjourned
inti! tomorrow out of respect to the
liemory of the late Representative Ma
loney, of Illinois.
Subventions of five dollar.11, ;)er gross
:on annually; subsides for the carry
ng of mails from. Atlantic Coast and
Suif of Mexico port's lb South and Cen
tral Anr?r?c?. arid Cuba, and from Pa
cific coast ports to Japan, "hine, the
Phillippines, Mexir??-, Central America
md the isthmus of Panama; a ton
nage tax on foreign vessels entering
United States perts; the creation of a
laval volunteer of approtte?? on ships
in foreign trade are provided for in
the bill agreed upon by the joint mer
chant marine commission. ;
Senate Meet* Again.
Upon re-t^TKiuhig after the holiday
reces?-, tti? Senate plunged directly in
to tho consideration of thc bill for the
admission of two States ta ije compos
ed of Arizona and NOW M?xico and Ok
lahoma and ?tidi?'n Territory-. ? mo
tion by Mr-. B&vC^dgc to take up the
bill prevailed by a vote of 31 to 17. Mr.
Keyburn, who renewed his ??ffCit to
get up the puro fof.d bill, voted with
the Democrats on roll call, but with
th>> exception the Republicans voted
solidly to proceed with the considera
tion of the Statehood bill and the Dem
ocrats solidly against that 'course. A
motion .by Mr? Bate-, of Tennessee, to
recommit Was Vrtt?d d'?wKt Kr. Nels.m
spoke at lemtfK lb advocacy of the
M?. Bate, in making his motion, said
it had beeh difficult to make. a "mi
nority report, as m&tfig f# ink sittings
of the cororditli? had been held when
the Spfifete Whs in session, when mem
bers Of the minority could not attend.
He entered upon an argument
against consolidation of tho f?u'r Terri
tories into two 8tates-.r Referring to
the proposed, Union of Arizona and
New M?xico-, he said they "would make
a State of.greate? area than is corn
prisedv in ?.?? the New England States
with New Zork, New Jersey, and Penn
sylvania added. The only reason for
the consolidation was found} he said,
in the desire to pV?V&rii an increase
of United states Senators.
Mr-. Breckenridge said all the mem
bers of the committee on Territories
had beSn notified of the committee
?\neetingvs" and that ??fiure"tastend
was' the fault of the individual mem
Mr. Bate admitted that due notice
meetings had been given. "The
wanted U3 to help make ? Quorum,1'
he said, "but we did Mot come up with
the ante-." The reference of the ven
erabl? Senator to a popular game
caused a smile around the chamber
His motion was voted down-, 15 to 3 ..
'jule Senate adjourned.
Senator Gard occupied the entire
time Ol the Senate. He made an argu
ment against the union of Arizona and
New Mexico, on the ground that the
people of the two Territories no not
During the course of Mr, Bard's
speech he was interrupted by Mr. Till
man, who said he wanted to make an
appeal for "white s?pr cy in Ari
zona." To unite the lerritories
would, he said, be like lng Florida
with Cuba and to su ..LJt the white
people of Arizona to the domination of
Mexicans and "Greasers," which he op
Several bills of minor importance
'were passed during the day, and the
Senate adjourned until Monday.
Will Canvass Vote February 8.
The joint statehood bill again occu
pied the majority portion of the atten
tion of the Senate, and Mr. Nelson com
pleted his speech in support of it
The omnibus claims bill was read in
part, but no effort was made to se
cure action upon it. Bills for the re
organization of the medical corps of
the army and regulating promotions
of army officers employed in the ordi
nance department were passed.
A resolution reported by Mr. Bur
rows from the committee on privileges
and elections fixing 1 o'clock on' Wed
nesday, February 8. for the canvass by
the two Houses of Congress of the
vote cast at the last presidential elec
tion was agreed to. The ceremony will
take place in the chamber of the House
of Representatives. The Senate ad-*
No River and Harbor Bill.
The prospects are that this session
of Congress will not pass a rived and
harbor bill. The committee on rivers
and harbors has been considering a
bill for some time with a view of mak
ing an early report, but among the
leaders in the House there is a dispo
sition to let the bill go over for this
session, on account of the condition of
the Treasury. Cutting off a river and
harbor bill would be in line with the
determination of the House leaders to
adhere to a policy of strict economy in
Representative Maynard, of Virginia,
in a bill proposed to increase the salary
of the President to $75,000 a year, the
Vice President to $15,000 and to give
the President after his retirement from
office an annual salary of $25,000 per
annum for life.
By a bill introduced by Representa
tive Gillespie, of Texas, it is proposed
that United States District judges shall
have been residents of the district for
at least five years prior to appointment
and that they shall reside continuously
within the district while on the bench,
A. violation of the last provision is
made a high misdemeanor.
The House committee on agriculture
authorized a report on the resolution
calling on tho Secretary of Agriculture
for information as to the data for the
report on cotton acreage and produc
Washington, Special.-The nomina
tion of W. D. Crum, a negro, to be col
lector for the port of Charleston, S. C.,
was confirmed by the Senate in execu
tive session by a vote of 33 to 17. Crum
has been nominated by the President
ee times, and in addition to thesf
THE SOUTH'S WEALTH
Notable Increase Shown During The
A STEADY INFLUX OF CAP??AL
The Remarkable Gain in Diversified
Agriculture Notable-The Increase
in the Taxable Value of Pfep?rry
40 Per Cent-As Great as the In-j
crease in the Prec??din^ ?C Years: j
Baltimore, Md.-, Special.-Th* Man
ufacturers' Record presents this week
the approximate figures of the assess
ed valuation of the property in all the
Southern States at tho beginning of
1905, Publishing A labte showing by j
States a f?fcal 8M%ss6u valuation cf
$4,510,1)25,257 in 1890, of $5,266,594,044
in 1900 and of $6,196,697,813 in 1904.
Commenting upen thoso fly??*? Thc
Ci?anufacttM'?rS' Record says:
"These figures, subject in part to re
vision-and, it is believed in the case
cf two or three States. ?everfl] million
dellars below wfiftt will Iii': shown by
the fi'??l iet?lr?s on assessed values
indicate the remarkably 'advance in
material wealth in the South between
1900 and 1904. During that period, as
shown by these fl-jur"-"-.", liiere was a
gain of m?re than $9i.0,000.000, cr at an
average rate of $230,000,000 a year.
Thc magnitude of this increase is
strikingly illustrated when compared
with th? progress iii tlV? d?cade bo- j
tween 1S9? and i90<>, -when the total
increase ? a?sessed valuation was
$755,000,000, or at the rate cf $75,000,
000 a year. It was during that, decade
that the price of cotton fell to its low
est pettit Since the war, but during the
last four years there was a steady ad
vance to the exaggerated speculative
value-of the early part, of Iftsl-. year,
it may not be p?sSibl? to G??nect with
exactness this increase in the price ol
cotton and the enhancement in the as
sessed values of property in the South
but-that higher prices do have a ma
terlal bearing upon tho prosperier,
goes without question-.
"In studying th^q?estion, however,
it should be bonj?fin mind that during
that last few/years the increase in
diversified ^Agriculture in the South
has bee^^rmost as marked as tho in
creasEgdarthe value of cotton, and ad
d'edg^pls is the're?i?y wonderful in
development. The remarkable
j||||pfe from th? l?w flric?.?f cotton of
SMH'&r s?y?il y??fs ago is hardly more
^rlking than is the increase in the pro
duction of grain, fruits, vegetables
and other, farm products. The total
increase in the assessed value of prop
erty in the South in the 20-year per
iod from 1880 to 1900 was $2,310,000,
000;'or, in other words, in the last four
years the gain in the taxable value in
the South has been 40 per cent, as
great as the total gain of the proceed
ing 20 years.
Bearing Oil the increase ip the as
sessed value Of property, The Manu
facturers' Record gives in detail statis
tics showing the great development of
diversified farming i? the South, which
in connection with industrial develop
ment bas been a potent factor in the
enrichment of that section, and says:
"By reason cf the short crop and
high prices of cotton in 1903 and the
large crop and lower prices in 1904,
tmb world's attentior has been so close
ly centered upon cotton that the re
markable development in diversified
agriculture throughout the South, now
one of the most marked features of
Southern farming operations, has been
to a considerable extent overlooked.
In ?>u3 the South produced such an
exceptionally large grain crop that it
was hardly to be expected that there
would be a further increase in 1904,
although there is practically no limit
to the South's capabilities in the de
velopment of diversified farming. In
1903 the production of corn showed an
increase of 138,000,000 bushels over
1903. The aggregate production of
corn in the South for the last two
years was 1,300,000,000 bushels,
against 900,000,00A bushels for the two
preceding years .n increase in two
years of nearly X).000,000 bushels.
The total value of.the corn crop of
the last two years was $720,000,000
against $566,000,000 for the two pro
ceeding years, or a difference in favor
of- the last two years of $154,000,000,
which was added to tne wealth of the
South by the increase in corn alone.
There, was no material difference in
the wheat production bpt the higher
prices of wheat in 1904 made a differ
ence of nearly $15,000,000 to.the South
as compared with the wheat crop o"t"
1903 and a difference of $31.000,000 as
compared with the wheat crop of 1902.
The total value of corn, wheat, oates.
Irish potatoes, rye and hay produced,
in the South last year was $542,000,000
a gain of $36,000,000 compared with
1903 and of $140,000,000 compared with
1902. Outside of these crops and of
cotton, the value of other farm pro
ducts, including rice, sugar, tobacco,
sweet potatoes, vegetables, fruits and
live stock products, was about $550,
000,000, or a total value of Southern
agriculture outside cf cotton in 1904
of about $1,092,000,000. The aggregate
grain production in the South last
year was 790,000.000 bushels, against
.607,000,000 bushels in 1902.
Rehearing in Rebate Case.
Washington, Special-The inter-State
commerce commission telegraphed
President Ripley, of thc Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe Railroad, that it
would give a rc-hearlng in Chicago of
the Colorado Fuel & Iron case, prob
ably on Friday or Saturday of next
week, though possibly not until later.
This is the case in which charges were
made of granting rebates by the rail- .
road to the Colorado company.
No Bail For Nan Patterson.
New York, Special.-Justice Green
baum, of the New York State Supreme
Court, denied the application of Nan
Patterson for bail pending a new trial
on the charge of the murder of Caesar
Young. In denying the application Jus
tice Greenbaum says that counsel for
the prisoner made no effort to con
ce the court that there is improb
securlng a convij
trial. As it
S. C. COLLEGE CENTENNIAL
dominent Men of Several States to
Make Addresses-*Many Distinguish
ed Men to fake Part in the Celebra
Columbia. SpeeiaJ'.-7-Thfi South C?ro'j
aila College centenial was inaugurated
Sunday under a perfect sky, in ideal
;emperature and with a large crowd
)f visitors pre.=ent among them a num
>er of hoted educator from .other
States-. Tile exercises were o? ft W
igious nature-, Centering ?bb?t twa ?x
?ellen! sbhn??s; the one iii the morli
ng by the ReV: Dr, .t: Williarii Flynn,
)f the college facility: arid M?| TO? In
:h? evening by the Rev. Dr. John A.
[lice, an alumnus of the college now
?iring in Alabama. Both sermons
were delivered in the theatre, which
was crowded io th? limit cf its Capa
city frorH ?ftri?S tb pit. The Hoted
First Regiment artillery band is up
crom Charleston to furnish the music
for the exercice?, which will continue
through Monday and Tuesday. .
j Among thc alumni and other visi
I tors who had been assigned to hom?s
i by the bureau of information up to
1 noon, w&r? the folla Wing: David Cut
ting, Sumter: David '6M Edward Cok
? er, Darlington ; Chancellor Kirkland,
Vanderbilt University; F. M. Roberts,
i McBce; William "Cooper, Dr. Hain*
! ton Cooper, and A. T. Cooper, J. W.,
E. A., R. C., A. O. and Dr. Frank F
Simpson and Dr. M. M. Kiriard, New
berry; President Parker, Charleston
Medical College; Prof. Henry Lewis
Smith-, Davidson ?5ljfig?: Mr. Hender
son, W?t?rbt>ro; J. B. Cleveland, Spar
tanburg; Chancellor Wiggins. Univer
sity cf the South; Miss Fannie Evans,
Spartanburg; Judge W. H. Brawle'y,
Charleston; Chief Justice Y. J. Pape.
Theo. G. Barker, Charleston; Chancel
lor Fulton, University of Mississippi;
President Walter B. Hill, University jbf
Georgia: President Brown Ayers, Ufo
versiiy ot TOnu^GS! president An
drew Raymond; Union College, New
York; Maj. Marion Moise and L. fa.
Moise, Sumter; J. D. MeCants, Sum
ter; Vice Presiident Kilpatrick; Uni
versity cf Georgia; Prof. John' W.
Abercrombie, University of Alabama;
Dr.-J. B. Hc-nneman, University of .the
South! ?lohri H? Rorrigan. Atlanta;
Prof. Frank .G?rtOr. .Williams O??
lege; Mas?:; J.uH?i^ Mitchell, Charly
ton; James Simons, Charleston; ftp.
and Mrs. Charles Augustine Smythe,
Charleston; Prof. Frances P. Venable,
U n iv e rs i ty^c f ^ N or th^Ca roi ina; Pre; <d:
l?nd M: CpHegfe, Texas; Col. T. J.
and P. V; Moore; President Andrew
Sledd. University of Florida; C. E.
Smith, William F. Smith. A. R. Craij;
James A. McCullough, Greenville; Dr.
J. H. McIntosh, Newberry; Col. As
bury Coward, the Citadel; Dr. Hand
son Randolph, Virginia; Prcis. Shivar
and Beaty. Clemson College; Judge J.
H. Hudson, BentiettsVltlej W. F. B.. E.
C., J; R. and G. E: t??ynsworth, Sum
ter; W. M. Hamer, Dillon; Dr. W. E.
Pelham. Newberry; Dr. Henry Snyder,
Wofford College; J. A. Rice. Green
wood; Samuel McGowan, Spartanburg;
Maj. J. L. Coker, Kartsville; President
Mell. Clemson College; Prof. McLucas,
Clemson College: W. A. Barber, New
York; W. W. Ball, Charleston; Dr. B.
A. Elzes; Solomon Kohn. Orangeburg;
C. G. Sayre, President D. B. John
son, Winthrop College; Prof Murray,
Mercer Univers: ? .rof, Cyrus North
rop, University. Minnesota; Capt.
Iredell Jones. Ruck Hill; Dr. D. Fer
guson,, Laurens; Capt. J. H. Brooks,
Ninety-Six; Mn and Mrs. Bufort
Atkinson. John W. and James T. Kin
ard and E. Marion Rucker, Anderson;
Prof. W. J. Neville, Presbyterian Col
lege at Clinton; Prof. John L. Doug
las. Dr. J. A. B. Scherer, Newberry
College; Miss Mary Leonard, Winthrop
College; Dr. J. H. Thornwell. E. Pres
ton Earle, Fort Mills; R. B. Patterson,
Prof. Charles J. Colcock, Porter Mili
tary Academy, Charleston.
The pro-gramme includes addresses
by the Governor of South Carolina and
oti.or prominent men.
Secretary Morton Sails.
Washington. Special.-The Dispatch
boat Dolphin sailed from the navy yard
with a distinguished party bound for
Hampton Roads for the purpose of re
viewing the vessels of the North Atlan
tic fleet tomorrow, preparatory to their
participation in the naval manoeuvres
in the Carribean sea later in the win
ter. The party includes Secretary Mor
ton, Admiral Dewey and Captain Swift,
of the general board, and Lieutenant
Commanders F. L. Chapin and Spencer
Peoria, Ills., Special.-There was a
noticeable improvement in thc condi
tion of Bishop John L. Spaulding, the
Roman Catholic prelate who was
stricken with paralysis at his residence
Friday afternoon. He has regained the
use of his left arm and speaks with
more freedom. Tne remainder of the
left side of the body, however, he is
nuable to use at all. Doctors Spauld
ing and Slavin speak in a hopeful tone,
but are watcning the patient closely
for any sign of setback.
V.. E. McBee Made Co-Receiver.
Charleston. S. C., Special-In the
United States Court Judge Brawley
appointed V E. McBee, co-rereivcr
with W. 1. Edwards, of the property
of the Carolina Northern Railroad of
State of South Carolina. A pre
vious order in the Eastern distn'ct of
North Carolina named the sainty,re
ceivers, but thc order today givesflfcin
control in tris state.
Dwyer Wins Wrestling Mat<
Atlanta, Special.-M. J. Dwyeii
two out of three falls from Cl
Locnhardt, of Newark, N.
wrestling match at the Atlapfit
letic Club. The first and third)
won by Dwyer were catch-as-catj
the second fall, won by Leon j
Many Newsy Item9 Gathered From
General Cotton Market,
Galveston, steady .7
New Orleans, firm . 7 1-8
Mobile, quiet . 6 5-8
Savannah, easy . 6 3-4
Charleston, quiet.6 3-1
New York quiet . 7 1"
Houston. Steady : i ; : ; t =.;?.i : : : i fi 7-S
Memphis, steady 0 3-4
Louisville, find ::.:..:.....;.. 7 1-2
Charlotte; S?ttSr? Market;
Those figures represent prices paid
Middling . 6 5-8
Tinges. 6 to G 1-8
Stains . 5 to 5 3-4
>?!:?.rtef" ?yi? F*?1 1904.
Thc annual report cf the Secretary
of State has h bent been completed and
the figures regarding the fees received
have been made available. The totals
show that the amount of fees received
for 1904 was slightly under that of
1903, when the total was $18,000. but
this is" ex?lai?&l by the fact that the
majority ?l? the ^f?nlpanig?? organised
this year were sinai I ones with capi
tal averaging $10.000. while the year
previous there were many new cottor.
mills and ether large corporations
The figures as prepared by Chief
Clerk McCown aro as follows:
385 declarations .$ 962 ol'
31S charla's 795 00
401 elcemorisynary ch?rt?l'S 303 00. |
313 notaries public ;.:. : 1,017 25
3 commissi oners of deeds . : 9 75
Certificates :-::..:..:.: 53 50
Charter fees :.7,368 20
Foreign corporations . 400 00
Railroad charters and records 276 *fl
Amendments . 68 50
Increase of capital . 2,976 90
Decrease and dissolutions . 20 Ol'
ReneW?l? 384 00
Miscellaneous ;.;:..-.::. : 5 0U
These figures indicate that there
was a marked advance in the incorpor
ation of smaller indu stries of diversi
fied interests, for the amount projected
in cotton, mills was the smallest in a
Electric Railway For Union;
Union, Special.-Union is io have
a street o!oci,,)> railway system in
the near future, thc city council having
liberal franchisera JL.
in gcr-d faith upon the construction of
the track within the town limits on
or before the first of July, 1906, end
that the railway shall be completed
and in operation within six months
thereafter, unless restrained by in
superable obstacles and that the fran
chise io granted exclusively to L. G.
Young and his associates" fd? the peri
od of fifty years; This electric rail
way will have the right to go through
all the streets and avenues that are
nowT or may hereafter be opened up
and will run its lines to take in '.he
Excelsior Knitting Mills on the south;
ern suburbs and Monarch Cotton Mills
on the eastern.
Sudden Death in Spartanburg.
Spartan burg, Special,-George YV.
Campbell, aged about 43 years, a white
plumber, died suddenly Wednesday
night about midnight. From what
could be gathered of the matter it
seems that Campbell had been drink
ing heavily of late, but he d'? not ap
pear to be drunk. He attended a
meeting of the Plumbers Union at
which he was elected president. Later
on in the nf?ht he took a walk. The
body was carried to the undertakers*
establishment cf Floyd ? Co., where
the inquest was held. The verdict
was that the deceased, George Camp
bell's death, was due to natural
South Carolina Items.
It is stated on good authority that
the city of Union will some time dur
hg this year have another national
? bank with a capital stock of $100,000.
The promoters do not want their
names mentioned until the plans for
:he organization have been fully per
iected. This will be the fourth bank
it Union, which shows that the city
ir still rapidly increasing iii popula
tion and business.
At a negro festival at Monticello, in
Fairfield county, Sam Bell killed Ben
Peay and broke Dave Peay's jawbone.
Wylie Suba was shot in the back by
a party unknown. Dr. Scott does not
think he will die. Another negro whose
name is unknown had his skull
The Columbia Trust company Thurs
day declared a semi-annual dividend
of. 5 per cent, on the capitalization of
$100,000. This company is the treas- |
ure:- ot the street railway company, |
and is closely allied with thc National
Lean and Exchange bank, which has
just declared a semi-annual dividend
ot* 3 per cent.
Mr. Boyd Taylor, a yoting white man
who lived near Mars Bluff in Florence
county, was found dead in the woods
near his home. From what can be
learned, he went out in the woods to
haul a load of wood, and not coming
home, search was made for him, and
his -ox and cart were found and not
far from the place his body was found.
It is supposed he died from natural
causes. Coroner Cooper, accompanied
by Dr. N. W. Hicks, went out to hold
ar. inquest, but the result of the coro
ner's jury has not been learned yet.
Shooting in Darlington.
Darlington, Special.-There was a
shooting in Pearl street last week.
Willie Dixon, a notorious colored
youth, shot Sylla Wright, colored, In
the back. Sylla is dangerously wound
ed, there being but little chance of
her recovery. Dixon shot another wo
man here several months ag?. Police
SOUTH CAROLINA COTTON CROP
Two Hundred Thousand Bales Not
Yet Sold-lt ls Being Held For
Higher Prices, and at Ten Cents a
Pound W&uld Bring Ten Million
Kl" in the Charleston,- (S, C.)
views' aili! &?r; has this to say ?f
;he cotton crop of South' tj^ff?hhi:
The New Year has dawned \\:llb
prosperity and good feeling ail over
South Carolina. The cotton situation
s a s?rlou? one? hut fortunately the
;errible slump came after tho State
lad gotten fully on its feet In a finan
cial se?sc^aud iUH bt??k of the c?f.ton
low being held is lu1 the hands? of trioda
best able to hold it A repr?senta
live of a large cotton buying firm was
sent here from New York about ten
lays ago, and he has persistently tried
to buy CottOii, but in the ten days he
iias not bought over two hundred bales.
This shows thftt there is h<? disposition
l.o sell and that ?he holders' dr) ???t
bave to sell.
Thc next question is: Is the cotton
It certainly is, and it is being held
[or better prices, and those who hold
it are ??:t going io sell nt present
prices, simply b?c?usf! they do not
A close observer from ?r?ngebdrg
County, the banner c??t?ii coi in ty o?
this State, and the second largest cot
ton producing county in the country,
according to the census, has about 20,
OOO bales on hand in the possession of
the original producers. It ls estimated
that Oran&Sbiirg ???hty raised this
year $8,000.bales of Cottoft, ??d of this
amount it is stated that 5,000 bales al'e
now being li?ld in Amelia Township
alone, and the reniaiaiiig fitt?eri cr
twenty townships of Orangeburg Coun
ty hold enough to a total of 20,000
bales in the hands of the producers in
It is this way in Aildcrsor), and In
fact all tiver" the State. ? gentleman
from Anderson Col??ty paid the other
day that the cotton mills arc1 Riding
cotton for farmers, and that in ad
dition the ware houses over the State
are w'dii /lli'sd .with cottorL
It is estimated thrlt fu]ly. 200,000
bales of cotton arc being' lle'i:! iii Soiith
Carolina, which at leo' cents ? fi?lifid.
are worth 510,000,000. It is further
stated that mnsLmf?h? cotton mills
have bought PJ<||?ffrecIy Bfld have
their supplies^^i^hand, with ??ovV
.anees for gtflMasrn orders from the
Vlany of .the cotton
bought cotton when
higher ths&i i Lis to- j
$60,000 ?rir? ?t Greenville.
Greenville, Special.-Starling at 3
o'clock Tuesday morning, fire de
stroyed two tobacco warehouses, four
prize houses and several smaller
buildings, together with a half mil
lion pounds of leaf tobacco. The total
loss is fully ?G0,0O0; insurance $40,000.
Thc origin tit the fire is unknown.
The losers were*: R. Ai Tyson, E. H.
Thomar, & Cb., Evan?;, Hodker" & Co..
C. Wi Harvey, Greenville Y/arehouso
Company, R. F. Betts, J. E. Hughes &
Company, R. O. Jeffrcss, S. M. Schultz,
Thomas & Greene, T. B. FickJen Bail
ey & Andrews, the Etivita Company.
Stossel Cables the Emperor.
Tokio, Special.-By permission of
the Japanese General Stoessel sent
a cable message to the Emperor of
Russia. The mesage recites the fact
that the Port Arthur commander was
forced to surrender, announced tho
terms granting the officer's parole and
asks the Emperor to send his com
Col. McColl Dead.
Bennettsville, Special.-Col. C. S.
McColl, Senator and one of the most
prominent citizens of Marlboro county,
died here Saturday after a short ill
ness. His death was a great shock to
the entire community.
Senator Scott, of West Virginia,
says the government should own all
buildings used for it for Federal pur
poses, both in the United States and
Tba Geological Survey announces
that thc new gold fields ol Nevada
promise to become among .he mose
William McKean, of Baltimore, who
leached Norfolk., declares lie was cap
tured and held prisoner on a Chesa
peake Bay oyster boat.
In the Circuit Court at Mountain
City, Tenn., Finley Preston was sen
tenced to bc hanged for the second
time. He was convicted of thc mur
der of Liliie Shaw, a mulatto, and
confessed that he cut her body in |
pieces and then attempted to burn it.
His case was reversed by the Supreme
Court and sent back for trial with
the result that he ha3 again been sen
tenced. His attorneys will take anotn
Rev. Dr. Richard T. Wilson, of Rich
mond, sustained a slight stroke of
The cruiser Chattanooga was given
her speed trials off Newport, R. I.
Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick arrived in
Cleveland, Ohio, and was released on
bail to answer charges of aiding his
wife in passing a forged check.
Senator John H. Mitchell and Rep
resentative Binger Hermann, who
have been indicted in connection with
the. Oregon land fraud, denounce this
r.ction as a conspiracy.
Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, it was
understood, failed in his mission to
Huntingdon, Pa., in that his "former
parishioners there whose names ap
pear on the presentment against Bish
op Talbot, still repudiate their signa
Bribery of officials is alleged to
have caused the cefeat of Governor
Garvin, of Rhode Island.
Lynchings in 1.904 were fewer than
in any year since 1885, the numb
One Carload Received,
and more coming io, which includes the following HOLIDAY GOOD?
Boys wa-0DS| Goat carts. Hobby Horses. ShovFlya Velocipede^
and Tricycle. A lar?j an 1 fin? assortmoot worth selling.
Seven cases of Chase's fine plush aodtaavor ?robas from $1.25 to
$25.00. Remember the Babcock vehicles".
749 AND 751
The Bese in the world. The
Factory does three quarters
of a million dollars worth of
business a year.
(Duality considered they are
tde CHEAPEST ORGANS
made. Over fifty now in
5?ock. Terms accommodat
ing. Write me before buying
elsewhere. Othe? magnifi
cent organ.o in appearance.
nt Forty-Five Dollars, with,
stool and box-. Freight paid
J. A, Holland
NINETY SIX, S. C.
W. J. Rutherford & Co.
AND DEALER IN
Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
THIS SPACE IS TAKEN BY
Thc Leading Grocers of Augusta Gjj,
W. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and
FI. ll. SCOTT, JR., of Edgcfield County are with us
and want to see you.
.Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies
just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing*
is complete. A Large stock.
COFFINS and CASKETS.
always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt
ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar
gin of profit. Call to see me, I will save you
GEO. ??. COBB.
Jo]inst QIK__South Carolina.
Bargain Store. ;
WE make our annual Fall bow to the Edgefield shop
pers and request them call to see our mammoth stock when
DRY GOODS: We have everythin
from staple Domestics to Finest
Goods, the prices and quality right
MILLINERY; Our Milinery depar
teen t is Ailed with the newest and
CLOTHING : Men's Boy's and Children's suits fr