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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1905.
COTTON LEAK FOUND
Termination of a Great Scandai in
the Agricultural Department
BOW A FEW BROKERS GOT NEWS
Secretary Wilson Makes Public an
Official Report Stating That Edward
S. Holmes Communicated Advance
Information Through L. C. Van
Riper to Theodore^. Price and
Other New York Operators.
Washington, Special.-As the result
of the investigation by secret service
agents into the charges made by Rich
ard Cheatham, secretary of the Cotton
Planters' Association, that information
had been given to cotton brokers in
New York by some person or persons
in the Bureau of Statistics of the De
partment of Agriculture, Secretary Wil
son made public an official report in
which he states that Edwin S. Holmes,
the assistant statistican, has been guil
ty of "juggling" the official report. The
report says it has been found that Mr.
Holmes communicated advance infor
mation to L. C. Riper, a New York
broker, and that a Mr. 'Hass, of New
York, who, Mr. Van Riper said, acted as
a go-btween in conveying information
from Holmes to other New York
brokers, including Theodore Price.
Steps have'been taken by Secretary
Wilson to prevent any further leakage
bf the Department, figures, and an en
tire re-organization of the Bureau of
Statistics and manner of preparing
monthly crop reports has been outlined
by him. The papers in connection with
the investigation were referred to the
United States attorney for the District
of Columbia and he has reported that,
in his opinion, a criminal prosecution
will not lie against Holmes. Holmes has
been dismissed from the service of the
BROKER VAN RIPER WITNESS.
According to the report, Wilson Judd,
of New York, formerly in the employ
of L. C. Van Riper, induced the latter
to tell of his connections with Holmes
and then communicated the informa
tion to Mr. Cheatham.
Van Riper became the principal wit
ness in the investigation conducted by
the secret service and said he was in
duced to communicate the fact that ad
vanced information was being given out
by Holmes because he had heard that
Holmes and his associates had intended
to try to manipulate the June cotton
report. Having this information as a
foundation, the secret service agents
. interviewed numerous persons who had
meen mentioned by Judd and Van
Riper, as well as gathering a mass of
\correspondence, including many letters
written by Holmes to Van Riper and
others. The report made to Secretary
Wilson and the Secretary's comments,
together with the details of the new
plan of conducting the Bureau of Sta
tistics, makes more than four thousand
words. It reviews thc- entire investi
gation, beginning with the charges that
were laid before Secretary Wilson by
Mr. Cheatham several weeks ago.
Just That Way.
If an editor makes a mistake, says
the Factotum, he has to apologize
for it, but if the doctor mages one
for it. but if the doctor makes one
there is a lav/ suit, swearing and the
smell of sulphur, but the doctor
makes one there is a funeral, cut
flowers and a smell of varnish. The
doctor can use a word a yard long
without knowing what it means, but
if the editor uses it he has to spell
it. If the doctor goes to see another
man's wife he charges for the visit,
but if the editor goes to see another
man's wife he gets a charge of buck
shot. When a doctor gets drunk it is
a case of "overcome by heat," and if
he dies it is heart failure. When an
editor gets drunk it is a case of too
much booze, and if he dies it is a
case bf . delirium tremens. Any old
medical college can make a doctor
You can't make an editor. He has to
oe born.-Ex. \
News of the Day.
The body of Secretary Hay was in
terred at Cleveland-with simple cere
monies, the President being one of
The Rabinical convention continued
its sessions at Cleveland.
Interesting addresses were delivered
before several departments of the Na
tional Educational Convention at As
Two Illinois banks, of which C. J.
Devlin, the Topeka (Kan.) capitalist,
was president, have closed.
Refugees fleeing frpm the yellow
fever scourge on the Isthmus of Pana
rra arrived at New York/and paint
conditions in the Canal Zon^very dark
A man who registered us a son of
August Belmont was arrested in Color
ado Springs for alleged forger}-. In New
York he was declared an impostor.
The Kniaz Potemkins, with her crew
of mutineers on board, has arrived at
Theodosia, Crimea, and raised the
standard of rebellion. She is reported to
have been seen in several other places.
Sixty of the mutineers of *he Pobie
donosetz have been imprisoned, and it
is thought all will be shot.
Ru?::-?a now seems anxious to con
clude peace and particularly eager to
conclude an armistice, fearing that
another bad defeat would threaten the
safety ox the Empire.
1 Cossacks fired on workmen at the
Potilcff worksj and bounded a number
Servicea in memory of Secretary Hay
were hera at St. Paul's Cathedral, in
The dignitaries sent to receive the
body of Paul Jones were dined by Pre
mier and Mme. Rouvier.
H. H. Rogers testified in Boston in
the suit of George Wharton Pepper, re
ceiver of the Bay State Gas Company,
Additional mutinous demonstrations
have been made among the Russian
ships at Cronstadt.
It is estimated that during the rioting
at Odessa 6,000 persons were killed and
nearly $10,000,C00 worth of property
It is stated that neither Norway nor
Sweden is making preparations for
George E. Lorenz, convicted of com
plicity in. the- Postoffice conspiracy, v?as
faken to prison.
FUNERAL OF MR. HAY
Simple But Impressive Ceremony
Marked the Burial of the Dead
Cleveland, Ohio, Special.-The fun
eral of Secretary Hay took place here
on Wednesday. The body of the dead
statesman did not lie in state, owing
to the express wish of Mrs. Hay and
the family. The ceremonies were im
pressive, but simple. The President
and party were in attend?nce, as also
a large outpouring of citizens.
A Proclamation by the President
Oyster Bay, L. I., Special.-President
Roosevelt has prepared the formal
proclamation announcing the death of^
John Hay, Secretary of State, as fol
"A proclamation by the President of
the United States:
"John Hay, Secretary of State of the
United States, died July 1. His death,
a crushing sorrow to his friends, is to
the President of this country a nat
ional bereavement, and in addition' it
is a serious loss to mankind, for to
him it was given to stand as a leader
in the effort to better world conditions
by striving to advance the cause of
international peace and justice.
"He entered the public service as
the trusted and intimate companion
of Abraham Lincoln, and for well
night forty years he served his country
with loyal devotion and high ability
in many positions of honor and trust;
and finally he crowned his life work
by serving as Secretary of State with
such farsightedness of the future and
such loyalty to lofty ideas, as to con
fer lasting benefits not only upon our
own country, but upon all the nations
of the earth. As a suitable expression
of national mourning, I direct that the
diplomatic representatives of the
United States in all foreign countries
display the 'flags over their embas
sies and legations at half-mast for ten
days; that for a like period the flag
of the United States be displayed at
half-mast at all forts and military
posts and at all naval stations and
on all vessels of the United States.
"I further order that on the day of
the funeral, the Executive Department
in city of Washington be closed, and
that on all the public buildings
throughout the United States the nat
ional flag be displayed at half-mast.
"Done at the city of Washington,
this third day of July, A. D., 1905, and
of the independence of the United
States, the one hundred and twenty
"THEODROE ROOSEVELT." '
"By the President: Herbt D. Price,
Acting Secretary of State."
President Announces Peace Commis
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Special.-Official
announcement was made by President
Roosevelt of the names of the Russian
and Japanese envoys to the Washing
ton peace conference. The character and
ability of the men selected by both bel
ligerents is an earnest of the desire of
their respective government to con
clude, if possible, the tragedy enacted
in the far East. The plenipotentiaries
Russian, Ambassador Muravieff, for
merly Minister of Justice and now am
bassador to It ly, and Baron Rosen,
recently appointed as ambassador to
the United States to succeed Count
Japanese, Baron Komura, Minister
Foreign Affairs, and Kogoro Takahira,
minister to the United Stai.es.
By direction of the President, Sec
retary Loeb made the formal an
nouncement in the following state
"The President announces that the
Russian and Japanese governments
have notified him that they have ap
pointed the plenipotentiaries to meet
here (Washington) as soon after the
first of August as possible. The two
Russian plenipotentiaries are Ambas
sador Muravieff, formerly Minister of
Justice and now ambassador at Rome,
and Ambassador Rosen. The Japanese
plenipotentiaries are Baron Komura,
now Minister of Foreign Affairs, and
"It is possible that each side may
send one or more additional represen
tatives. The plenipotentiaries of both
Russia and Japan will be entrusted
with full power to negotiate and con
clude a treaty of peace, subject, of
course, to ratification by their respect
ive home governments."
Sons of Veterans Elect Officers.
Birmingham, Ala., Special.-At the
seventeenth annual convention of Ala
bama and Tennessee United Sons of
Confederate Veterans, held here July
4th, the following officers were elected:
Commander, W. P. Saunders, Knox
ville, Tenn.; vice commander, Frank
Felks, Birmingham; deputy vice com
mander, Charles A. Brake. Birming
ham; secretary, M. D. Freidman, Bir
mingham; treasurer, Valentine Gilb,
Threw Himself Under Train.
Columbia, S. C., Special- News
was received here of the suicide at
New Castle, Ky., of Mr. John A. Hen
drix, formerly a resident of this city,
where he was very popular. The
message stated that he threw himself
ander a moving train. He had be
come short, to a. small extent, in hi?
accounts with a special agent of a
bonding company here, representing
the Bell Telephone company. Mr.
Hendrix, was. until recently, a clerk
in W. D. Lever's slice store herc. Uf
to a few month's ago he was correct
in his habits.
Covington Not Guilty.
Little Rock, Ark., Special.-A ver
dict of not guilty was returned by the
jury in the trial of State Senator A.
W. Covington on a charge of accept
ing a bribe of $6,000 on the bill appro
priating $800,000 for the completion of
the new State capitol. The jury had
been out since Saturday night at 11.30
o'clock. After the verdict was an
nounced the prosecution entered a
nolle prose qui in the ' remaining
charge against Senator Covington of
accepting a bribe of $100 and a gold
watch for his vote on the district court
Army Ordered to Mobilize.
Stockholm, By Cable.-The Asso
ciated Press is in a position to state
that an order for the mobilization of
the Swedish army has been issued and
that a proclamation to this effect will
probably be issued within a week. The
mobilization is intended as a means
of giving added force to any proposal
for settlement which the special com
mittee appointed by the Riksdag may
make to t?io Norwegian Sterling.
MUTINY NOW OVER
The Last Act In Tragedy of Russian
BLOOD-STAINED SHIP i S OCCUPIED
Russian |Admiral Arrives With His
Fleet and Takes Over the Posses
sion of the Kniaz Potemkine From
the Rounmanian Authorities.
Kustenji, Roumania, By Cable.-Ad
,mirai Kruger boarded and took pos
session of the Russian battleship
Kniaz Potemkine, King Charles of
Roumania having sent instructions to
the commander of the Roumanian
squadron that the vessel be delivered
to the Russian authorities without
The torpedo boat which accompan
ied the Kniaz Potemkine, however*
left for Odessa without surrendering,
declaring that she had not mutinied,
but that the Kniaz Potemkine had
forced her to follow.
Admiral Kruger arrived with his
squadron Sunday morning, and after
exchanging the customary salutes, in
timated that he had come to arrange
for the transfer of the Kniaz Potem
kine. Admiral Kolinsky, commander
of the Roumanian squadron, boarded
the Russian battleship Tchesme and
informed Admiral Kruger that King
Charles had ordered him to turn the
vessel over to the Russian admiral.
The formalities of the transfer were
complete this afternoon, and Admiral
Kruger boarded the Kniaz Potemkine.
The press representative inspected
the Kniaz Potemkine after the with
drawal of the Roumanian guard. De-'
spite the efforts of the Roumanians to
get things in ship-shape, everything
aboard the battleship was still in a
state of wildest disorder. The officers'
cabins were stripped of everything of
any value, and blood stains were ev
erywhere. There was sufficient am
munition aboard the Kniaz Potemkine
to have enabled the mutineers to
make a desperate resistance.
It is said that during the last few
days the vessel was navigated by two
engineers and an officer with revolvers
at their heads.
All of the sailors wished to surren
der with the exception of Matuschen
ko, the leader of the mutiny, who re
sisted for some time, and wanted to
blow up the ship.
Seven officers were prisoners aboard
the Kniaz Potemkine. They were in
a pitiable condition from ill treatment.
They declare that Matuschenko him
self killed ten officers of the battle
All the papers and books belonging
to the vessel were destroyed.
it appears that the decision to sur
render the Kniaz Potemkine was made
when it became evident that no other
vessels would join in the mutiny. Thc
crew of the battleship seemed to be
unaware of the surrender of the
Georgi Pobiedonosetz and expected
that she also was coming to Kustenji
to capitulate to Roumania.
Twenty married sailors from the
Kniaz Potemkine have applied to the
Russian consul here to be sent back
The crew of torpedo boat No. 2GS
were given half an hour in which to
surrender or leave port.
A considerable number of the crew
of thc Kniaz Potemkine surrendered
to the Russian squadron, alleging that
they had acted under compulsion.
The coal supply of the mutinous bat
tleship was nearly exhausted, but
there was plenty of food on board.
A Russian priest, after the transfer,
held a service of purification on board
the Kniaz Potemkine, sprinkling the
vessel and her flags with holy water.
Admiral Kruger's squadron, which
brought a crew for the Kniaz Potem
kine, sailed with her for Russia.
Race Riot I" New York.
New York, Special.-Two persons
were shot, one probably fatally, in a
fight between mobs of whites and ne
groes in West Sixteenth street Sun
day. The trouble began when Henry
Hart, a colored man, was attacked in
the street by a number of white boys,
who accused him of interfering with a
ball game. Hart fled, pursued by a
mob of whites hurling stones, bricks
and other missies, and reached the
tenement house where he lived. After
arming himself with a revolver, Hart
ran down stairs and began firing into
the crowd, one of the shots striking
James Hunter in the side.
Eight Blown to Atoms.
Harrisburg, Pa., Special. - Eight
men were blown to pieces and two
others were injured by the premature
explosion of a big blast of rock pow
der on the Pennsylvania Railroad im
provement near the Cumberland at
7.30 o'clock Sunday morning. Thc ac
cident occurred directly across the
Susquehanna river from the scene of
the Pennsylvania Railroad wreck on
May ll, in which 23 persons were
killed and many othess injured. \
Two to Be Hanged.
The State supreme court passed on
the case of Fletcher Byrd and Palmer
Chriswel! and the action of the lower
court was sustained. This means that
the case will be remanded to the
lower court in order that sentence of
death may again be passed upon the
negroes, charged with the murder of
Magistrate Cox near Fountain Inn last
year. The magistrate tried to stop
the negroes, who had illicit whiskey
in their buggy, and they fired upon
him with fatal results.
Cleveland Not to Retire.
New York, Special.-In relation to a
report that Grover Cleveland was con
templating retiring from the trustee
ship of the Equitable Life Assurance
Society, Mr. Cleveland authorizes the
following statement: "Nothing has
occurred thus far to dissatisfy me in
the least and the idea of retiring from
the trusteeship has never entered my
AIRING STATE HOUSE MATTER
Suit of State of South Carolina Against
Architects For Faulty Construction
of Repairs on State Capitol Comes
Up For Trial at Columbia.
Columbia Special to Charlotte Observer. ?
The civil suit which will be begun
by the State in the Circuit Court here
for $200,000 damages against the con
tracting firm of Mcllvane, Unkefer &
Company and Architect Frank P. Mil
burn, for faulty construction in remod
eling the State capitol, will attract
much attention throughout the State.
Governor Heyward and a number of
other prominent men have been sum
moned as witnesses and it is expected
that some sensational evidence will be
In the opinion of experts twice as
much money as was necessary to com
plete the building and put it in perfect
condition has already been expended,
although the work is not yet complete..
The scandals, following an exposure of
the affair, involving certain prominent
politicians belonging to the State house
commission, which accepted the work
and released those responsible from
their bonds, caused the matter to bo
the subject of a number of heated d?
li?tes in the last several Legislature. So
heated, in fact, 'did the debates be
come, that, at times, it looked as if
personal violence would result. The new
State house commission's architest, Mr.
C. C. Wilson, declared that the new
dome was faulty in construction and
liable to fall in with disastrous re
sults, its supports being insufficient.
Governor Heyward employed the gov
ernment's leading expert, Mr. Kert
Berle, who came here and passed upon
the dome. For the most part he sided
with Mr. Milburn, though the commis
sion loyally adhered to the contentions
of its own expert.
After the architect and contractors
were paid for their work to complete
the building, a subsequent Legislature
found it necessahy to appropriate $145,
000 more to complete the repairs. A
large amount of this has already been
expended, in a new heating plant and
in permanent work.
The principal point of difference now,
and the one whbh will receive the most
attention in the trial, is as to whether
a new roof should be added to take the
place of thc one thc contractors put on
under Architect Milburn. The new
commission has the plans and specifica
tions for a new roof all ready for '
awarding the contracts, and will let
these contracts, as soon as the result of
the trial is known. The new roof will
be of terra cotta.
The failure of the million-dollar In
dependent Cotton Oil Company and the
resultant failure of the $200,000 Darl
ington Trust Company, will cause much
suffering in and near Darlington, where
a large amount of the stock was held.
It is understood'that a controlling'in
terest in both concerns were held in
Darlington and neighboring counties.
In a number of cases the holding
amounted to .as little as $50 to $3,000;
but-' these represented the savings of
years. It is stated that a number pf
the larger stockholders, are endorsers
on the company's .notes to a large;..ex
tent. However, the statement is confi
dently made that no other business en
terprises of that section are involved,
and there are those who believe that
both concerns will get on their feet
again. About $100,000 worth of the
stock was helu in Charleston. At one
time the concern's headquarters were
in Charleston, with Morris Israel, of
that city, as its president. The head
quarters were moved to Darlington, but
again transferred to Charleston, but
finally went back to Darlington on in
terests there acquiring control.
The affairs of the two concerns will
be thoroughly investigated by the re
ceivers, whick Judge Watts appointed
Saturday. Messrs. L. E. Williamson and
E. C. Lide have been appointed re
ceivers for the trust company, and Mr.
Bright Williamson for the oil com
Thc complaint in the oil company
cases alleges indebtedness aggregating
$520,000. The complaint urging the ap
pointment of a receiver says:
"The Independent Cotton Oil Com
pany owns eight oil mills, with ware
houses and other appurtenances, num
erous ginneries, tank cars, live stock
and applicance, has valuable contracts
outstanding, is employing a large num
ber of hands, and has on hand large
valuable stocks of raw material and
manufactured product, and it would be
disastrous to the business of the said
company and to its stockholders and
creditors for its Operations to be sus
Americans in Mexico Celebrate.
Mexico City, Special-The Fourth
of July was celebrated by the Ameri
can colony. Robert Barret read the
Declaration of Independence and Am
bassador Conger delivered a patriotic
address. President Diaz was enter
tained by the Society of the American
Colony at lunch and made a brief ad
dress, paying a tribute to the United
States. He was cheered lustily.
The secretary of state last week is
sued a charter to the Lynch-Letton
company of this city, ? which has
bought the drayage business conduct
ed for many years by Mr. T. S. Har
per. The capital stock is $10,000.
The Evening Post Publishing com
pany of Charleston has increased its
capitalization from $10,000 to $15,000.
A commission was issued the Benev
olent and Endowment, association of
Columbia, a concern for the insurance
The M. L. Sullivan company of An
derson was given a charter lo conduct
a mercantile business, capital stock
South Carolina Items.
A farmer's institute, under the di
rection of Clemson college, will be
! held at Moore Spring, near Duncans,
Friday, July 21. The following pro
fessors will make addresses on prac
tical subjects: Prof. Klein of the
[ veterinary department of Clemson,
Prof. D. W. Daniel of the industrial
department. Prof. C. C. Chambliss of
the entomology department, and Prof.
C. L. Newman of Clemson will discuss
agriculture from the scientific stand
Thc South Carolina board of Medi
cal Examiners held its first annual
meeting June 13, 14, 15, 1905. At this
meeting there were 66 applicants for
license to practice medicine in this
State. Of these 44 passed and 22
failed. This is quite a large percent
age of failures.
Harry Copenhaver was killed by a
live wire in tho telephone exchange at
I The county superintendents' of
! schools completed their conference at
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Noble Profession Highly Praised By
$u ? ? -
.PRAISES HIVES OF SACRIFICE
Addressing 12,000 Delegates, the Chief
Executive Declares That the Teach
ing Profession Makes the Whole
World its Debtor.
\ Asbury Park, N. J., Special.-A
crowd of thirty thousand persons
which turned out to welcome- Presi
dent Roosevelt Friday, the closing day
of the National Educational Associa
tion convention, the most impressive
of all the great educational meetings.
The duties of the rich was the sub
ject matter of the speech, which the
President delivered to the educators.
Although this was the last day of
,the convention, the President found
12,000 delegates, nearly all school
teachers, waiting to hear his speech,
which was made in Ocean Grove Audi
Several pretty receptions marked
.ihe trip from thc depot to the auditor
ium. Outside the depot the Indian
-band from Carlisle School was in wait
ing and fell into linc immediately be
fore the President's carriage. As the
carriage turned into Main street it
passed a wagon filled with negroes,
Who began to cheer. In response, the
President waved his hand at the de
When thc President entered thc au
ditorium, thousands mounted chairs
and cheered him. As soon as quiet
had been restored, b?; began to speak.
-r His address was filled with good sug
gestions and bright thoughts. It was
attentively listened to by the throng
present, and marked an important
point in the proceedings of the great
In closing Mr. Roosevelt said:
"Thrice fortunate are you to whom
it is given to lead lives of resolute en
deavor for the achievements of lofty
ideals, and furthermore, to instill, both
by your lives and by your teachings,
these ideals into the minds of those
who in the next generation will, as
the men and women of that genera
tion, determine thc position which
this nation will hold in thc history of
i 25,000 Teachers Attend.
! Asbury Park, N. Y., Special-The
forty-fourth annual session of the
National Educational Association at
Asbury Park is being attended by 25,
000 teachers, and thousands of visitors
who are here to look in upon the great
meetings being held daily in Ocean
ii ROOT SUCCEEDS HAY.
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Unofficial But Definite Announcement
Indicates His Selection.
' New York, Special.-It can be defi
nitely stated that President Roosevelt
has offered the position of Secretary of
State to Elihu Root and that Mr. Root
Oyster Bay, L. I., Special.-While no
?official confirmation is obtainable here
of thc announcement that Elihu Root
has accepted President Roosevelt's
proffer of the Secretaryship of State
in succession to John Hay, it can be
said that the President will authorize
a- statement to be made regarding the
matter. The precise nature of the state
ment is not known.
Mr. Root boarded the President's
special train at Jersey City, just before
it left for Cleveland, at 5:45 o'clock
^WWJe^tj^&^members of the Presi
dent's cabinetsjretired to their apart
ments on the train at an early hour
Tuesday night, the'Pi^sideiT^^ajjd^J^
Root remained in conference for several
hours. Then it was that the President
broached the subject of Mr. Root's re
turn to the cabinet. All phases of the
situation were considered carefully.
On the return journey, their confer
ence, interrupted by the mission on
which they had gone to Cleveland, was
resumed. His acceptance of the prof
fer announced in New York is believed
to be without reservation at all dif
ficult to overcome.
Junior Endeavors' Rally.
Baltimore, Special.-The second
days' session of the 22d international
Christian Endeavor Convention was
presided over by Rev. George B.
Stewart, of Auburn, N. J. An impres
sive prayer was offered by Rev. Ralph
W. Brokaw, of Utica, N. Y. William
Shaw, of Boston, delivered an ad
dress upon "What Christian Endeav
ors Have Done."
The afternoon session of the con
vention was devoted to a "junior and
intermediate rally," presided over by
Rev. Dr. Ira Landrith, president of
Belmont College, Nashville, ?Tenn.
Jordan's Advice Causes Slump.
New York, Special.-A statement at
tributed to President Jordan, of the
Southern Cotton Association, in oppo
sition to the abnormally high prices
for cotton is supposed to have affected
the colton market and caused a decline
of 16 points, October selling at 10.62
at noon; December at 10:66, and Jan
uary at 10:77! The market opened an
average of 5 to 7 points down. Pres
ident Jordan in his statement advised
the farmers to sell at 10 cents.
Child Killed by Lightning.
Sunset, Tex., Special.-During a
storm, Essie, the ten-year-old daugh
ter of Rev. St. John, has been in
stantly killed by lightning while stand
ing in a yard with her father and
other children of the family. The re
mainder of the group were severely
shocked by the bolt and it is report
ed tha.t all of them were stricken
blind by the flash of electricity. The
family, reside six miles east of Sunset.
Atlanta, Ga.. Special.-William L.
Kendig and William M. Jacobs, the
two Philadelphia counterfeiters have
left this city for Philadelphia, after
being released from the Federal peni
tentiary here. Their sentences were
commuted to present service by Pres
ident Roosevelt on tjte ground that the
sentences were excessive.
The President pardoned William L.
Kendig and William M. Jacobs convict
0ccurrence3 of Interest In Various
Parts of the State.
Geneal Cotton Market.
. , Middling
Galveston, firm . 10 7-8
New Orleans, firm.io 3-4
Savannah, quiet . 10 1-2
Norfolk, steady. 10 3-4
Baltimore, nominal . 11.00
New York, quiet .11.10
Boston, quiet. n.io
Philadelphia, steady .. . 11.35
Houston, steady . 10 3-4
Augusta, firm . 10 5
Memphis, firm. 10 11-16
St. Louis, firm . 10 3-4
Louisville, firm . 10 S-4
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
Strict good middling . 10 5-16
Good middling . 10 1-4
Strict middling. 10 1-4
Middling . 10 1
Tinges . 8 1-2 to 9 3-4
Stains . 7 1-2 to 9.00
Died After a Quarrel.
Lucknow, Special.-Mr. W. J. Rollins
died instantly Thursday at 12 o.'clock,
death resulting from heart failure. It
seems that the cause was from a dis
pute between he and Dr. L. H. Peebles,
magistrate, while working on a ditch
in the street. Some of ' the citizens
agreed to clean the ditch, and Rollins
was overseeing the work. Peebles de
cided he wuuld help and secured a hoe
and worked with the rest of the crowd.
Some time, about an hour before they
quit, Peebles made a suggestion as to
how he thought the ditch should be
dug ard asked Rollins to hand him
the shovel, which Rollins did, Peebles
showing Rollins his idea of how the
ditch should be dug. Rollins said that
he would not have it that way, and
that it should be finished as started.
Peebles got offended at Rollins for the
manner in which he spoke and left
Without further words. About 12:00
o'clock Rollins started for a bucket or
water at a well at> which he and all
usc out of, and was obliged to pass Pee
bles house. Peebles was on his porch
and Rollins stopped and told Peebles
he had come to tell him about the ditch
and commenced to exulain himself, in
the way he spoke to Peebles. Peebles,
being mad already, ordered him to get
away from his place. Rollins was
standing on the sidewalk, talking to
Peebles. Then Rollins went to the
well talking back to Peebles, but did
not curse, while Peebles used strong
language to him. When at the well
but a few minutes Rollins fell and died
instantly. Rollins leaves a wife and
many friends to survive him.
Columbia, Special-Dispensary In
spector C. L. Brown is looking for
$1,000 he lost, or was robbed of be
tween here and Charleston, where he
went recently to look after Dispenser
S. S. Matthews, who was behind .in.
accounts to this amount and who
squared himself with the State dis
pensary people by turning over this
sum in cash to Mr. Brown, who gave
his receipt. Mr. Brown did not dis
cover his loss till he reache Colum
bia. He reported to Commissioner
Tatum that he had lost the money,
but just how, he was at a loss to dis
cover. The law as to suing on an in
spector's bond seems to be defective
and there was some rub here, but
Commissioner Tatum insisted that the
State should not be made to lose and
Mr. Brown saw the force of the ar
gument and made up the amount and
paid it over to the State dispensary.
Brown has been suspended. He says
be did not drink on his way here
and does not see how any one could
have taken the money from his per
Columbia, Special. - Long-distance
'phone messages from JHpj^mce and
' Darlington ?ea-firm thc ru?TorT7??TT*snt
here of the failure of two big concern?,
at the latter place. Thc one is tho Inde
pendent Cotton Oil Company, capital
ized at $1,000,000, and operating half a
dozen branch plants in Hartsville, Tlm
mpnsviile; in Williamsburg county, and
elsewhere, and the other is the Darling
ton Trust Company, which has author
ized capital of $200,000, of which $120,
000 has been paid in. The trust concern
conducted a bank in Darlington, whose
doors were closed.
Negro Found Dead.
Florence, Special.-About 8 o'clock
Thursday morning a negro man was
found dead on the railroad near the old
tobacco factory here. How he came
to his death is a mystery. It was
thought at first that he came to his
death by being run over by a train,
but the bruises on his body are not
sufficient to show that. Still some
think he did. He was identified as
Frank Henderson, and his home is
said to be at Henderson ville, N. C., but
he has been here and in this section
of the State for several months. For
the past few clays he has been working
at the poor farra as a painter.
Bucket Shop For Union.
Union Special.-It is understood
that in all probability another bucket
shop will be opened in Union this fali.
Last week the Western Union Tele
graph company had a lineman here to
look into conditions. He said it wat
probable that there would be a mar
ket wire established just for cotton
business, the wire to come from Spar
tanburg to Union, thence to Carlisle.
Whitmire and Clinton. The work of
construction will likely be?;n soon.
A Child Burned to Death.
Eiloree Special-Last Monday nighl
about ll o'clock one of the tenant
houses on Mr. P. L. Cannon's plact
near Vance was destroyed by fire. The
occupants, Jennie Owens and her tw<
children were asleep when the fire
was discovered. The mother escaper
and one of the children perished ir
the flames while the other was badi?
burned. The origin of thc fire anc
full particulars connot be learned
Coroner Rickenbaker of Orangeburj
has been notified and is on his waj j
to the scene of the accident
Negro Killed at Celebration.
Florence, Special.-At a big negro
Fourth of July picnic at Mars Bluff,
about six miles from here, a difficulty
arose between two negroes, Sam Wind
ham and Crockett Davis, and us a re- ?
suit, Sam Windham is dead and Crock
ett Davis is shot through the thigh.
The trouble arose over a negro woman.
Both negroes were drinking. Several
negro men were mixed up in the af
fair, but none got in?o trouble except
tue two mentioned, I
SOUTfl CAROLINA CROP BULLETIN
Conditions For Past Week as Given
Out by the Department.
The section director for the South
Carolina section of the Department of
Agriculture issue the following bulle
tin: The week endin j Monday, July
3rd, had nearly a normal mean tem
perature, it having been very high at
the beginning of the week, with a mnx
imum of 59 degrees at Blackville on
June 27th, and was comparatively cool
during the middle of the week with a
minimum of 61 at Allendale on June
29th. There was more than an aver
age amount of cloudiness. The winds
were mostly easterly and drying.
Copious rains fell in the Savannah
valley counties and along the southern
coast; excessive rains in the extreme
western and northwestern counties.
The co-operative observer at Walhalla
reported over thirteen inches for the
week: Scattered showers, generally
light occurred in the central, eastern
and northeastern counties, where the
drought has only been partially re
lieved. Lands were washed and bot
'tom lands flooded in Oconee. Pickcns
and parts of Greenville, Anderson and
Barnwell counties; in ali other sections
the -ainfali was wholly beneficial.
Cotton improved in general appear
ance, although it has not attained
normal size except in a few scattered
localities. The cotton crop is uneven
and irregular in size, .rrowth and fruit
age, though it is blooming normally
over practically the whole State. There
are fewer complaints of deterioration,
lice and shedding than last week. In
the dry sections, some plants are
blooming to the top. Sea island cotton
continues small, though generally
There is little, if any improvement,
in the early planted corn, which con
tinues unpromising; later plantings
have improved in color and growth,
but are still beiug seriously injured by j
chinch bugs in places.
Wheat threshing is under way and
the yields are very" poor. Rice is do
ing well. Tobacco is being cured; the
crop is poor and shows the bad effects
of drought. Peas are being sown ex
tensively. Pastures and gardens are
parched, except vhere the recent rains
have partially revived them. Water
melons arc being marketed. Sweet po
tota slips are being set out since.the
rains .and where set out earlier are do
ing well. The general crop outlook
is more promising than heretofore, but
is still poor where a moisture is defi
cient, which includes about half the
J. W. BAUER, Section -Director.
Slayer of Seven Women Escapes
Americus, Ga., Special.-The whole
sale shooting and killing of seven ne
gro women here at the hands of War
ren Hicks, a black desperado, still
creates the greatest excitement in the
neighborhood of the tragedy. . 1
Large Shipments of the beRt n
just received. Our stock of fa
is complete. A Large stock.
always on hand. All calli
ly responded to. All goo
gin of profit. Call to sc
money. . _
W. J. Ruth
Cement, Plaster, Hair,
Ready Roofing* ar
Write Us I
Corner Reynolds anc
. THIS SPACE I
The Leading Groee
gj&~\V. F. S AMPI,
H. H. SCOTT, JR., of ?d?
an4 want to see y?u.
The county "is appalled at the horri
ble deed. Tho county commissioners
met and requested Governor Terrell to
offer ? reward for the murderer's cap
ture, the commissioners making such
an offer on behalf of the county.
Hicks was chased ten hours by offi
cers, but is still at large.
Ship Yards Strike Spreads.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-The strike
of the Nevsky shipyard, which began
Monday, became general Tuesday
morning. Between 5,000 and 6,000
strikers held av meeting in the court
yard of the works. Speeches detail
ing the men's grievances were deliver
ed and subsequently the men attempted
to form a procession. Thereupon the
authorities requisitioned 800 Cossacks,
who dispersed the men by the free use
of their whips.^ There is "marked ex
citement in labor circles. Leaflets are
being cast broadcast detailing the re-.,
cents events at Lodz and Odessa.
President Roosevelt is at Cambridge,
participating in the jubilee of his class
The Yaqui Indians, the Apaches of
, Mexico, are on a raiding tour in -the
co Qtry along the San Miguel river, and
have killed at least 12 ranchers, be
sides several women and children.
T. ?. Deveny was, at Fairmont,
awarded judgment for $40,000 in his
case against James D. Cook.
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, of
the University of California, speaking
at the Darmouth College commence
ment, expressed a poor opinion of the
wealthy class in isolation from hu
Leading members of the New York
bar are more or less in sympathy with
the viows of Secretary Taft on the ad
ministration of criminal law.
John F. Wallace, who "resigned a3
chief engineer of the Panama canal and
a member of the commission, has ac
cepted a $60,000 position with a New
Graeme Stewart, several times a
candidate for Mayor- of Chicago on the
Republican ticket and prominent in the
business life of the Western city, is
Party Moves Onward.
Washington, Special.-Wm. H. Taft,
Secretary of War, accompanied by a
distinguished party, including mem
bers of both houses of Congress, army
officials, the daughter of the President,
Miss Alice Roosevelt, and others, be
gan their journey to the Philippine Is
lands at 5:30 o'clock Friday after
noon. The party embarked in two
special cars on the regular train over
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad.
Odds and Ends.
The man who does not fear, failure
seldom has to face.it.
_Never is happiness more clear thaii
when~lounjied on clean-heartedness.
A nice thingrabout marfymg^money
is everybody envies you so much more
than you do yourself.
Chairman Morton accepted the res
ignation cf James Hazeu Hydeetad
ignation of James W. Alexander as
President, and of James Har.en Hyde
as first vice-president of the Equit
able Life Assurance Society .
lakes of wagons and buggies
ruiture and house furnishing?
5 for'bur Hearse prompt
ds soldorr4i small mar
ie me, I wirrilYfc .you
erford & Co.
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
id other Material.
1 Washington Streets,
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rs of Augusta^ Ga,,
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iefjeld County are with us