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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDGES DA?, AUGUST 2,1905;
A D^A^rofoN/P Dun
New Orleans Fast in the
MANY NEW CASES DEVELOP DAILY
Twenty-Six New Cases Are Reported
and Number of Deaths Grows, but
the Men of Science Still Think the
Situation Not Beyond Control-All
But Two of New Cases Italians.
New Orleans, (Special.)-New cases
reported up to 6 p. m. Sunday, 27.
Total cases to date, 283.
Death to-day, 3.
Deaths ter date, 57. t 1
New foci, 4. !
' Total foci, 41. .? '
Of the deaths, one occurred at the
Emergency Hospital and was one of
the cases transferred there. That insti
tution now has 19 cases under treat
ment and discharged its first patient
Tho State board of health divided
the S?sate into districts, comprising
half a dozen parishes each, with a
medical inspector in charge of each,
and will immediately investigate all
' rumors of yellow fever cases which
come to light outside of New Orleans
and that part of the State which is
now included in the city for quarantine
There is no foundation for the re
port of the case near Borgan City and
that the body and house had been
burned. It has been thoroughly investi
Although the unofficial reports
made public showed a larger number
of yellow fever deaths than Friday,
when there were only two, and the
appearance of a number of new cases,
the men of science wh^ are warring
against the yellow fever plague ended
last week's labors confident that the
situation was still well in hand, and
"with no immediate prospects of becom
ing alarming. Saturday's official report
of Friday's progress of the disease
shows that the entire quarter above
Canal street was free from a single
new case, and that the fever was only
spreading in the poorer habitations of
the_down town quarter, with new cases
isolated except in the heart of the
French. Market quarter.
>riCTIMS MOSTLY ITALIANS/
The health authorities continue to
bold also that the plague remains an
Italian infection, all but two of the 26
cases reported being of that national
ity. Almost without exception since the
beginning of the fever, those who have
fallen victims to the dise?se have been
of the poorer classes of the population,
many of them not long" residents of
the United States, and,, therefore, ira
For-several years the planters of
Louisiana have been refacing the ne
groes with Italian labor, and there has
been a steady flow of immigration
from Sicily and other parts of Italy to
Louisiana. Many of the immigrants
bave remained in New Orleans, find
ing employment in the peddling of
fruit or in the work of unloading ves
sels at the fruit wharves. It was among
these that the fever first appeared, and
to their lack of acclimation and the
inadequacy of their treatment has
been largely due the heavy mortality
that has characterized the present vis
itation of the scourge. Friday's deaths
have been principally of Italians. In
two or more cases in the last two
days deaths have been reported of
persons who were only reported the
day previously as having taken the
fever. There have been concealed
cases, which the emergency officers,
with the assistance of surgeons, have
The first in the Emergency
Hospital occurred. The hospital was
opened Friday with 13 cases, and an
equal number was added Friday. Into
the hospital are sent the worst cases
of unfortunates found without com
forts or medicinal attendance in their
Young Man Drank Poison.
Fredericksburg, Special. - Charlie
Mitchel, a young man -who came here
recently from Richmond and has been
employed on an ice wagon, attempted
suicide by drinking laudanum. He was :
carried to the mayor's office, wtierej
Drs.^Barney and Chewning relieved j
bim. He was then committed to jail
and is now in a normal condition. |
Johann Hoch Respited.
Chicago, Special. - Johann Hoch,
"Bluebeard" and confessed bigamist,
sentenced to be hanged Friday for
poisoning one of his wives, was grant
ed a reprieve until August 25th by
Governor Deneen. The stay of exe
cution followed hours of anxiety on
the part of Hoch, who had never given
up hope, and was allowed by the Gov
ernor only after the latter had been
assured that the necessary sum to ap-,
peal the case had been raised. The
amount, $500, was given by an attor
ney and friend of Hoch's counsel. The
attorney declared he was actuated
purely by humanitarian motives.
23 Killed on Electric Railway.
Liverpool, By Cable.-An electric
express train, on the Lancashire and
Yorkshire Railroad, bound from Liver
pool to' Southport, collided with an
empty stationary trai ? at Hall Road
station, causing the death of twenty
tl'r.ee persons and the injury of many
The-first car of the express, which
.was crowded, was smashed to pieces
and only six of its occupants escaped.
The road was recently given an elec
St Petersburg, By Cable.-A circum
stantial report of an attempt on the
life of Constantine Petrovitch Pobie
donostseff, chief procurator of the
Holy " Synod, is current in St. Peters
burg Wednesday night, but the As
sociated Press is unable to obtain con
firmation of it. The authorities, and
even the police at the Tsarskoe-Selo
railway; station here, where the at
tempt Is reported to have been made,
disclaim . all lmowledge of any gucb
bjrppexiing. ' . : - '
Grip of That Malignant
The Crop Estimate Board Find Thal
Hyde, with Holmes Prompting Him.
Made the Figures Lower Than the
Facts at Hand Warranted.
Washington, Special.-Assistant Sec
rptary Hays made the following report
to Secretary Wilson on the acreage of
cotton in the Southern States in 1905,
as compared with that planted in 1904:
The crop estimating board of the De
partment of Agriculture has considered
the report issued by the Bureau of
Statistics on June 2, relative to the
acreage planted in cotton in the South
ern States in 1905, as compared. with
that planted in 1904, and has con
First: That a new estimate should
be made on acreage planted, and that
the figures in Mr. Hyde's hands when
making his estimate should be used as
Second: That Mr. Hyde, with Mr.
Holmes at his elbow, prompting him,
made the estimate lower than the facts
at his hand from the reports from the
seven classes of reporters employed by
the bureau warranted.
Third: The board finds upon careful
consideration of the reports of all
classes of correspondents and agents,
that the acreage planted in cotton this
year, including the entire season,
should have been estimated at 85.1 per
cent of that planted last year, equivi
1 aient to a reduction in planted acre
age as compared with last year of
14.99 per cent, (instead of 11.4 per
cent.) or 4,731,000 -acres-the estimate
of the total acreage planted this year
being 26,999,000 acres.
Tlie estimated percentage of the de
crease in each of the cotton-growing
States is as follows: Virginia 18; North
Carolina 16; South Carolina 14; Geor
gia 14; Florida 12; Alabama ll; Mis
sissippi 16; Louisiana 17; Texas 16;
Arkansas 19; Tennessee 13; Missouri
15; Oklahoma 15; Indian Territory ll.
The averages were made for each
State by each of the four members of
the board, and the comparatively small
disagreements were harmonized almost
wholly by averaging, and the above
results are fully agreed to by each and
every member of the board.
STEPHEN D. FESSENDEN,
GEORGE K. HOLMES,
W. W. LONG,
Crop Estimating Board.
The above findings and report made
under my supervision have my entire
approval. W. -M- HAYS. _
Assistant Secretary in Charge Bureau
Secretary of Agriculture.
Fall Trade Outlook Good.
New York, . Special. - Bradstreet
''Crop reports and fall trade advices
are more unanimously favorable than
at any preceding time at this season.
"Confidence in the crop situation is
reflected by good fall orders and a
volume of wholesale and retail trade
certainly in excess of a year ago and
fully equal to the average at this sea
son. Special activity is noted in cot
ton goods, which are in eager demand
at high prices, with scarcity of desira
ble makes widely reported.
"Reports from the clothing lines and
from lumber, hardware and the build
ing material lines are generally satis
factory. A heavy movement of winter
wheat has helped collect' ms and de
veloped a little more activity in flour
milling**m the Southwest. The iron
trade shows some quietness after the
exceptional-activity in pig iron noted
"Business failures for the week end
ing July 27 numbered 195, against 174
in the like week of 1904."
An Error in the Revised Cotton Report
Washington, Special.-In the revised
cotton report issued Thursday by the
Department of Agriculture an error
was committed in the second para
graph which made it appear that the
June estimate by Mr. Hyde was made
"lower" than the facts at hand war
ranted, when, in fact, it was made
"higher." The erroneous statement
hau been corrected by the department.
All of the dead of the Bennington
have been identified; they number 58.
The Charleston board of health has
decided that the yellow fever situation
is not sufficiently serious to require
quarantining against any point.
President Castro is extensively for
tifying the Venezuelan coast and may
import Japanese gunners. He contem
plates visiting his neighbor republics
to propose an allegiance.
V. T. Sanford, who killed George
Wright, in Rome, Ga., says he will be
able to prove that Wright and Mrs.
Sanford stayed at an Atlantic hotel
several -times as man and wife.
The grand jury in Washington in
vestigating the cotton report scandal
heard six witnesses yesterday, four
of them being from New York. It is
believed that the investigation will
continue for two weeks.
The boiler of the Reliance, a small
tugboat belonging to Peter Bender &
Son, blew up at the landing on Plan
tation creek, Northampton county, and
was totally destroyed. Mr. Bender
and his son Fred were painfully burned
The cause of the explosion is not
U. S. Marshal Shot.
Roanoke, Va., Special.-At Union
Hall, Franklin county, United States
Marshal Z. T.. Wade was shot and
killed by a negro named Cephas Poin
dexter, an alleged illicit whiskey dis
tiller. Wade went to arrest Poindex
ter and the negro fired on him with a |
shotgun, the load of shot taking ef
fect in the abdomen. The negro then
made his escape and is being hunted
by a posse. Wade has been in the
revenue service for seven years and
was popular, Great excitement pre
vails in th? vicinity. .
A?TORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION
Attorney General Gunter Has Given
There hag been a good deal of t?la
te part? of the State about certain d?^
fects in the Brice law-.
Mn W> ?\ Clayton, of Florence, is
one of these who asked the attorney
general for information on the matter
of ordering elections-. Mi; Clayton's
object evidently is ?dt to befuddle the
matt?f, but to get definite instructions
upon which to act, for he is the chair
man of the board of commissioners of
election for Florence county. Senator
J. S. Brice and the supervisors of New
berry and Union counties have asked
questions which are answered in the
reply of the attorney general.
Mr. Gunter holds that the elections
should be held under the general elec
tion law and should be managed ac
cordingly. As there may be many
counties interested in this matter, the
opinion is published in its entirety so
that counties may follow the sugges
tions and not have the question of
technicalities raised too late to remedy
the matter. Following is the letter of
Mr. Gunter to Mr. Clayton:
Columbia, S. C., July 28, 1905.
Mr. W. F. Clayton, Chairman Board of
Commissioners of Election.
Florenuce, S. C.
Dear Sir: . You request to be advised
whether under the act authorizing a
vote upon "dispensary" or "no dispen
sary" what are your duties as chair
man of the board of commissioners of
election under the direction of the pro
vision that such eleceion "shall be con
ducted, as other special elections," and
stating further, "I am unable to find
any general law upon thes ubject of
special elections. The designation of
an election as special carries with it
the idea of a special act, and one
special act is not authority for an
other; hence I am constrained to view
the law as defective, and to such an
extent does this defect go that if
makes it inoperative. But of that I
have -no contest. I want to know if
any duty devolved upon the county
board of election commissioners in
case an election is- held in Florence
county upon the dispensary question.
If our board is to appoint managers of
election I want to know it so that we
may do our duty; I further desire to
know if it devolves upon our board
to prepare for the election, who is to
pay for the election and what rate of
pay is necessary. I cannot conceive
how the State is liable as it is in a
general election for managers' pay,
neither can I see any authority for
the county to pay those managers, nor
can I see any authority under the sec
tion for the supervisor to appoint man
agers. I would, therefore, nice your
early opinion unon the two proposi
I tions submitted so that the county
I board of election commissioners vcan
I do their duty, if any duty they have
in this case of elections."
I quote your letter of inquiry exten
sively, as the questions and state
ments will probably add light to the
matter, and take the liberty of reply
ing herein to corjumunicatiqns from
the county supervisors of Union and
Newberry counties, and to Hon. J. S.
Brice, of Yorkville, asking construc
tion of certain features of the statute,
as this reply covers the questions.
I am not unmindful of the fact that
there is a case now pending before the
Supreme Court involving, as I under
stand it, questions propounded here,
and were there* only one county affect
ed and that county before the court I
should not attempt to ar'icipate the
court; but as every other county in
the State has a right to invoke this
I particular law at once I do not deem
it impertinent to give the benefit of
my views to the administrative of
ficers of the law who are entitled to
the same, there being no binding obli
gation to accept them.
I By an act approved Feb. 25, 1904,
I (p. 485, acts 1905) "any county may
secure the establishment of a dispen
sary or dispensaries or the removal
of a dispensary or dispensaries within
its limits in the following manner:
Upon the petition of one-fourth of the
qualified voters of each county for an
election upon either the question of
the establishment or the removal of
dispensaries. therein being filed with
the county supervisor of each county,
he shall order an election, submitting
the question of 'dispensary' or 'no dis
pensary' to the qualified voters of such
county, which shall be conducted as
other special elections," etc.
By the mandate of the general as
sembly it is evident that the only way !
for a county to vote in or vote out
dispensaries is by an election conduct
ed as other special elections. The
question then resolves itself into the
proposition, Does our law provide for
other special elections, and if so how
are they to be conducted? If "other
special elections" are provided for it
is clear that such a provision must be
Section 205 of the civil code of 1902
provides "general elections for federal
State and county officers in this State
shall be held on the first Tuesday fol
lowing the first Monday in November,
1896, and in every second year there
after, and at such voting places as
has been or may be established by law:
and all general or special elections
held pursuant to the constitution of
the State shall be regulated and con
ducted according to the rules, prin
ciples and provisions hereinafter pre
This is the only general provision
for the conduct of special elections
that I have been able .to find, and it
is found in chapter 10, entitled, "The
Manner of Conducting Elections and
That the elections provided for by
the 1904 act are "special" seems to me
to be clear, and the suggestion that
conducted as "other special elections"
refers to elections under a special act
is, I think, without merit, for the term
"special election" as used here is to
contradistinguish such elections from
general elections, each being a general
class with a different application,
while those elections under a special
act are for specified localities and self
That such an election in question
must be and is held "pursuant to the
constitution" as required seems to me
evident, for the constitution in article
8, section 2, directs that in the ex
ercise of the police power the general
assembly shall have the right to pro
hibit the sale of alcoholic liquors and
may license persons to sell liquors un
der such rules as it deems proper, or
may authorize certain public officers
in the name of the State to handle liq
uors. In exercising such a permis
sory right the general assembly can
accept and adopt the expressed will
of the people by an election or other
.wise. Hence, the general assembly hav
ing adopted the result of an election
for the exercise of its prerogative,
such election clearly foils within the
class "held pursuant to the constitu
tion," and is therefore governed by
cur general election laws. In fact, it is
difficult to conceive f* t such an eloc
tlon could* be held otherwise than pur
suant to the constitution unless there
were unconstitutional provisions, which
is not suggested.
The eases in 54 Si C. .? Segara ,vs.
Parrbtt, p; 1, and ?tat? vs; M?or?;}p.
556, ih r?f?renc? t? sp?cial ?l?ctiofi? Od
th? formation of hew counties a*d
changing bounty libes are in pompano
sustain this view; .'" :
In the cas? of Hunter vs. Semi, 61'S.:
?;j n-, 44, which involved th? validity of !;
?n election upon the question of "dis
pensary" or "no dispensary" in' the/
town of Prosperity, the supreme court
held that because the ballots didcot'
conform to the statutory requirements
as to the size, color, etc., that sudh an
election was not thereby invalidated; |
but this .conclusion wag based mani
festly upon the fact that this was a^mu;?
nicipal election to be governed^ hy
the ordinance of the town on that sub
ject, for the report of the referee sags:
*My attention has not been called/to
any statute regulating the size, shape,
or color of ballots in municipal ?lec
tions, general or special and that the"7
question as to such was immaterial;
which was sustained by the court in
the following language: "There is no.
law which condemns the course pur?}
sued by the electors at this special mu-";
nicipal election."' Had this been a]:
county election then necessarily the law;,
governing elections in a county niust'j
prevail, which is none other than the?
law governing an election"; to fill the i
general election laws of th?-State. This.!
case fortifies the view ""-expressed?
From an examination of the various-:
text books, encyclopaedias, State rei*?
ports, etc., there is abundant auta?r--"?
ity for the view that where authority-;
for a special election fails to provide}
the machinery, recourse should be had};
to the general election law accepting^
either this view or the interpretation-?
placed upon our election laws as here-.}
inbefore expressed the law, the result::
is the same. |
I am, therefore, of tho opinion th?f?
the supervisor ordering au electionf
under the 1904 act (commonly known;)
as the "Brice act") should direct the}*
same to the commissioners of election;}
that the requirements as to the size of :.
the bellote, time of oneaing and closing'
the polls, eligibility of voter, and allf
other requirements governing a generali
election should be complied with. |
,It follows from this conclusion that}
the expenses of the election are to be;'
met just as thc expenses of a general
election as governed by action 222 of}
the code. If there are no funds avail
able it becomes a matter for legisla
U. X. GUNTER, Jr.,
PROMINENT . PEOPLE.
Prince Metchusky is the proprietor of
a Russian newspaper.
Mr. Balfour is an enthusiastic golfer
and plays golf beautifully.
Former - Archduke- Leopold has be-,
come a private in the Swiss army. .
Italy's Dowager Queen is coming,
'over herc next autumn for a visit.
Tolstoy has given up reading the
newspapers, but his friends tell bini}
.Little Princess yictoria-^liouisej . tiwi
Kaiser's only daughter,'.ha'tes starchedF
frilly things.'- \ .'. ;, .\..:..}
Tho late Mary IA. Liv'ermor"s:;%di:
once called "th? daniel Webster,go?
American womeu." -
A memorial church for William Mc
Kinley lias been dedicated at Poland,
0., his boyhood home.
Sir William McGregor, Governor of
Newfoundland,'" will- make ran expedi
tion into Labrador this summer.
J. Pierpont Morgan has stamped the
mark of his approval on the headgear
which King Edward stiil wearsr
General Stoessel is not to be allowed
to receive the sword subscribed for by
his French admirers just after the fall
of Port Arthur.
Senator Bacon, of Georgia, bas had
conferred on him thc title of the,
"Grand Cordon of thc Chefecab" by
the Sultan of Turkey. '
Alexis Sergevitch Souvorin, editor of
the NOTOC Vremya, now seventy, has
been for years the greatest figure i?
the Russian journalistic world.
The Duke of the Abruzzi, who is
now preparing for au exploring expe
dition in Central Africa, is undoubted
ly the most adventurous prince in Eu
Daniel W. Eaker, the newly appoint
ed United States District Attorney of
the District of Columbia, is one of the
most prominent members of the Wash
The Rev. Father Cavanaugh is the
new president of the University of
The heroine of "Annie Laurie'* was
the daughter of Sir Walter La.urie, of
Life saving runs in the family of J.
Parsons, a young lighterman of the
Hollows, Brentford, England.
Mrs. Lopisa Manning, the oldest na
tive of Salem, Mass*., observed her
ninety-eighth birthday recently.
Joseph Potter was the first white
man to occupy the spot where - the
town of Potter, Kan., now stands.
M. Charron, a French owner of race
horses and gentleman jockey, wore au
tomobile goggles in a recent race.
The Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital
has received from Frederick Fanning
Ayer, of New York, a gift of $50,000.
Dirce St. Cyr has recently obtained
the right to translate the plays' of
Tommaso Salvini, the Italian trage
General G. W. Mindil is the -United
States officer who appraises all the
diamonds coming to the port of New
The Rev. Dr. Ryan, rector of St.
Patrick's College, Thurles, Ireland, has
been commissioned by the Vatican to
visit the Philippines.
Sir Alfred Jones contemplates build
ing in the centre of London a large
hotel, in which every luxury of bed
and board will be provided- for ?2 a
William W. Dean, at$sd ninety-three,
celebrated his late bighd?y by work
ing at his desk in tfce Treasury De
partment at Washhi^ton, D. C., the
regulation hours. ?
Colonel W. C. Greene, the copper
capitalist, who recently achieved noto
riety through his quarrel with Thomas
W. Lawson, has plannet; a hunting
trip into the wilds of old Mexico.
First . Undergraduate-Have you
telegraphed to the old man for
"Got an answer?"
"Yes; 1 telegraphed the old man,
'Where ls that money I wrote for?'
and his answer . was, 'In my Inside
A HORRIBLE DEATH
Young Man Swallowed Alive By a
WAS CAUGHT NEAR BEAUFORT, NX,
' Sutton Davis, 16 Years Old, Carried
Away by a Large Shark, Which At
tacked the Boy While He Was Wad
ding in the Water at Davis' Shore.
Beaufort, N. C., Special.-A most
horrible and shocking occurrence took
place at Davis' Shore, about ten miles
east of Beaufort, Saturday afternoon,
.when Sutton Davis, a 16-year-old lad,
: while wading and playing ia the water,
was. suddenly attacked and eaten by
a very large shark.
Young Davis wa3 in water about
;Waist deep when suddenly the shark
approached him, threw him in the air,
-caught him as he struck the water,
;'pulled him under and disappeared in
Jthe deep water with the boy. Thor
ough search has been made, but no
.particle of his body has been found,
iThoso who wore with the boy were
^terribly frightened and Could not help
( The occurrence has thrown a feel
ing of horror over our town. The
citizens and the guests of the commu
? nity, particularly thc children, have
'Enjoyed the fine dives and invigor
ating swimming matches which they
Wily participated in.
l's:; A'large number of sharks have been
'j'RDticed in the waters here for two
?|?eeks, but no one felt much anxiety
tjn account of the presence of the ter
'.rable monsters, A largo quantity of
fiat-backs haye been caught this month
?ifnd a quantity of refuse matter has
, en thrown back into the water from
?tat? factories, and sharks have come
?jj??? to feast on it. It is the first time
.?(?iperson has been molested by a shark
n; these waters in nearly 50 years.
Mi Five Killed by Lightning.
V\Ncw York, Special.-During a thun
des storm of terrific intensity which
parsed over New York Sunday after
noon] five porsons were struck by
'''lightning and instantly killed and
ntriehvere seriously injured at the
Parkway Baths, Coney Island. At the
sameUime five men were killed and
three were prostrated at Gravesend
-'?George Dunwoodie, of Buffalo.
asch, Bronx Borough,
vwif?^-^meli?- Schone-"- William Rans-,
wei??r,1 John Apple, Daniel McCauley,
alj of Brooklyn.
Express Office Robbed.
jPalatka, ' Fla., (Special.)-The safe
of the Southern Express Company
here was opened by burglars between
3 and 4 o'clock Sunday morning and
jcurrency to the amount of about ?2,000
'was taken. Mr. Graves, the agent, who
sleeps in the office, was bound hand
and foot by the robbers and his keys
?ecured. The safe was opened by cond
ition. The cash drawer was rifled,
of the keys taken from Graves
Icking it. Checks, money orders and
ything but the cash were cast
. ' Aged Man Hanged.
Butte, Mont., Special.-Miles Fuller
was hanged for the murder of Henry J.
Gallahan, October 24, 1904. Fuller is
over 70 years of age, and he presented
a pathetic figure as he walked from the
jail to the gallows. He has attempted
to commit suicide several times, and
three death watches were placed over
Ey Wire and Cable.
English doctors had an unexpected
entertainment when they visited Dr.
Prugen in the course of a trip to
Paris. When he had shown them his
museum he ushered them into his op
erating room, where he performed
eight important operations, including
one for appendicitis, in two hours and
An ice factory for Southern Pines is
"The treaty signed by 12 European
countries intended to suppress the
white slave traffic has gone into ef
For attempting to bring a strike to
a peaceful ending, George Prescott,
! walking delegate for the Natioual
Teamsters' Union, was shot, probably
The four men who were ihought tc
have been drowned late Saturday by
the sinking of the yacht Narkeeta in
the Delaware Bay, near Lewes, Del.,
have arrived at Bower's Beach, a few
miles from Lewes.
Thirteen Savannah druggists have
been arrested and bound over to
court for selling cocaine.
Buddy Ryan won from George Peter
son in the twentieth round of their
Seven persons were killed and 54.in
jured so far this year by automobiles
in Chicago. Figures show an appaling
increase over last year's record of one
killed and seventy-three injured.
Fred. E. Carlton, suspected of mur
der and other crimes and held in New
York, has been found to have married
a widow in Troy. Ala., whom he rob
bed and deserter].
Thomas F. Ryan has made an agree
ment, it is said, to sell the Equitable
Life Assurance Society stock bought
by him within two years for $2,500,000
and 4 per cent, interest.
Mr. Hilliard Pegeus, son of Major R.
M. Pegeus, of Cheraw, S. C., killed a
rattlesnake on their plantation, during
the past week. The snake had 19 rat
tles and a button. Mr. Pegeus war
passing through a field and his do.
"hayed" the snake, and as Mr. Pegeus
came up the snake was coiled ready
for a strike. This is the largest rattle
snake reported from this section for
about twenty years,
SOUTH CAROLINA CROP BULLETIN
Weather Conditions Given Cut by the
The South Carolina section of the De
partment of Agriculture issues the fol
lowing official bulletin of weather and
crop conditions for the past week:
The week ending Monday, July 24th,
h?d ? mean temperature about 2 de
grees per day above normal. The ex
tremes were a maximum of 100 de
grees at Blackville and Florence on the
20th and a minimum ol' GI degrees at
Charleston on the 19th and at Green
ville on the 20th. It was somewhat
cooler at the close of the week. The
sunshine was normal, or slightlj above,
and was highly beneficial. There we're
a few local high winds, but no serious
damage was done.
There was practically no rain over
the eastern half of the State; in the
central counties there were numerous
local showers, some of which were
heavy; there were also scattered light
showers over the western counties.
What rain fell was highly beneficial, as
it occurred in localities that needed it.
j Over the greater portion of the central
and southern counties tho ground has
become very dry and rain is needed.
Where thc rainfall was heavy last week
crops did exceptionally well, but where
it was light last week and none fell
this week, crops suffered and general
ly deteriorated cotton by wilting under
the high temperature, and rusting,
turning yellow and shedding; corn by
firing and wilting. Cultivation made
fair progress and over a large portion
of the State crops have been laid by
although this work will not be com
pleted for several weeks.
Cotton continued to make rapid
growth generally and has too a large
weed and too little fruit over the
greater portion, while a number of re
ports indicate that growth has stop
ped, and that the plants are blooming
to the top. There are fewer reports of
damage from insects, and more of rust
and shedding and of plants turning yel
low. Cotl.cn is beginning to open in
lower Barnwell county.
There is a general improvement in
both old and late corn, although the
former is too nearly ripe to
be greatly benefited by the recent rains.
Fodder pulling has begun. Some old
corn "fired" to the ears. Bottom lands
that were flooded are recovering slow
ly. The heat and insects have injured
growing tobacco. Selecting and curing
are active. Peas for forage are promis
ing. Rice is beginning to head in the j
Colleton district; June rico being cul
tivated in the Georgetown district. Pas
tures excellent. Peaches are fairly plen
tiful but many are rotting on the trees.
LeConte pears are ripening. Sweet po
tatoes and cane are doing well.
Propose/ New Lines.
BennettsvIlleJ-S. C., Special.-The
talk which you* correspondent heard
during his recen; trip across the State
aftd a few dayastays at White Stone
Springs was not confined to newspa
jlitics._The indus trial pjrogr.
n the Pee Dee section^ were':
.topics of general discussion;; Tne'-quesff
tion of railroad building and boat
transportation along the Pee Dee is
receiving not a little attention.
One of the important projected rail
roads is from Dillon to ?ibson, con
necting there with a branch of the
Seaboard to Hamlet. The promoters
of this enterprise say that the road
will be built, lt is stated that Dillon
has subscribed ? 10,000, Little Rock $10,
000, Clio $5,000 and McColl $10,000 for
this road. It will pass through the
best section of Marlboro and Marion
counties, and its promoters expect it
to pay good dividends, besides enhanc
ing the value o' the already valuable
property along the line."^
The Bennettsville and ?teagg road
-Vsratea. r^enar ing tom a fe'ean^Sw^^.,^
A meeting of*""M?^iolders has been~
called to increalexthe capital stock
from $100,000 to -$200,000. The direction*
of the extension has not been deter
mined upon. It will probably go south
ward by Blenheim or Drake. - Mr.
Matheson and the other financiers who
are back of this road have Southport
as their objective point, and hope to
reach that splendid port in the not
Colonel Lamont Dead.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Special.-Col.
Daniel Lamont, Secretary of War under
President Clevelsnd, died at 9:15 Sun
day evening at his county residence, at
Nilbrook, Duchess county, N. Y., after
a brief illness. Heart failure was the
cause of death. Col. and Mrs. Lamont
were out driving this afternoon and
Col. Lamont appeared to be enjoying
the best of health. After dinner he com
plained of feeling ill and Dr. Stewart,
of New York, who is a guest at the
house, immediately went to his aid. The
physician diagnosed the crtst ss an at
tack of heart failure and in spite of the
heroic treatment. Mr. Lamonr. passed
away within half an hour.
Caught With the Goods on Him.
Greenville, Special.-Constable Alt
om returned to the city Monday after
noon from the upper section of the
county where he appeared before Mag
istrate Southern as a witness against
Harve Cox, indicted for viols.tion of
the dispensary law. During the trial
a witness named Jesse Brooks, colored,
was placed on the stand. Constable
Altom noticed a very full hip pocket on
the witness, who was discovered to
have a pint of blockade liquor on his
Total Dead Now 58.
San Diego, Cal., Special.-All men
connected with the United States gun
boat Bennington at the time of the fa
tal boiler explosion in San Diego har
bor have been accounted for. Explo
ration of the vessel's hold continues as
it is rapidly emptied of water. The
summary of the situation now is:
Dead, 58; wounded, 46; uninjured, 92;
deserted, 1. Total number of crew be
fore accident, 197. C. A .Mumper was
found alive and uninjured, blotting out
any missing list.
Quarantines Against New Orleans.
Havana, By Cable.-On account of
the existence of yellow fever at New
Orleans, quarantine has been declar
ed against that port. The Southern
Pacific line steamer Excelsior, which
is due here Monday, has sixty young
women students from Texas College
on board. The officials say that they
will be required to remain on the ves
sel or to undergo the usual five days'
detention at the quarantine station.
Maroczy won first prize in the Os
tend chess tournament.
Tiverton defeated Nocet Maillie iu
the $5000 trotting match race at Phil
Walter Direct won the Chamber of
Commerce Stake for 2.24 class pacers
at Detroit, Mich.
"Bobby" Waithour, the American,
won tlie 100 kilometer cycling cham
pionship at Antwerp, Holland.
Alfred G, Vanderbilt won the first
prize in the four-in-hand class at the
Atlantic City (Ni J.) Horse Show.
Allan Lord and T. M. Sherman qual
ified for the final of the chief cup in
the golf tournament at Manchester, Vt.
William A. Lamed and Beals C.
Wright defeated their opponents in the
lawn tennis tournament for the Davis
By winning the third yacht race iii
the series for the Seawanhaka Cup the
Manchester brings the trophy back to
James R. Keene's great colt Sysonby
easily won the Iroquois Stake, at
Brighton Beach, from two. opponents
of moderate calibre. '
In the special lawn tennis tourna
ment at the Westchester Country Club
the winners were George M. Miles,
Robert Le Roy and George L. Wrenn.
English lawn tenuis experts defeat
ed American representatives in the
challenge round for the Davis Cup
.with a record of five victorin? and no
Heatherbloom fell with his rider,
Dick" Donnelly, underneath, in tak
ing a fence at the Atlantic City Horse
Show, but both horse and rider, es
After taking tho last jump in a stee
plechase at Brighton Beach, A. C.
Blume's gelding Rube fractured the
bones of the left hock and was so bad
ly injured that it was necessary to de
When Your Feelings Are Hurt.
Keep still. When trouble is brew?
lng, keep still. Even when slander is
getting on its legs, keep still When
your feelings are hurt, keep still, till
you recover from, your excitement at
any rate. Things look differently
through an unagitated eye. Doctor
Burton relates how once, in a commo
tion, he wrote a letter and sent it,
and wished he had not. "In my later
years," he said, "I had another com
motion, and wrote a long letter; but
life had rubbed a little sense into me,
I kept that letter in my pocket against
the day when I could look it over
without agitation and without tears.
I was glad I did. Lass and less it
seemed necessary to send it I was
not sure it would do any hurt, but
in my doubtfulness I leaned to reti
cence, and eventually it was destroy
"Time works - wonders. Wait till
you speak calmly, and then you will
not need to speak, maybe. Silence is
tie most massive thing conceivable,
nometimes. It ls strength in very j
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and vantto see ygu.
Mother Florence, the good old soul
who sells War Crys at the State
House in Topeka, tells a good dog
story. A little boy had a pup which
he wanted to sell. It was during a
political campaign. One morning he
gathered the pup up in his arms and
went to the home of the Democratic
"P?ease mister, won't you buy xas
pup?" asked the boy.
"I don't need any pup," replied the
"But this is such a fine pup," said
the boy. "It is a Tegular Democratic
"Get out of here, you little imp!'
growled the Democrat. "How dare
you insult me by calling that dog a
The boy moved on with his pup.
That day the Democratic candidate
met his Republican opponent and told
him of the insult. The next morning,
bright and early, the boy with his
pup appeared at the home of the Re
Please, mister, won't you buy my
pup?" he asked.
"What kind of a pup is it?" asked
"Oh, its a fine pup," said the boyf
with his eyes lighting up. "Why,
mister, it is a regular Republican
"Republican pup, eh?"
"But you told my opponent yester
day morning that it was a Democratic
"I know it," returned the boy, "but
you see the pup has gotdt? eyes open
since then."-Kansas City Journal.
TERROR OF THE SEA.
Greatest Danger That Confronts
Mariners ls the Derelict.
Of all the spectacles of the seas,
none is so tragic as the derelict, the
errant of the trackless deep, writes
P. T. McGrath in McClure's. Weird
beyond description is the picture pre
sented by some broken andi battered
hulk, as she swings into view against
the sky line, with the turgid green
seas sweeping over her moss-grown
decks, and a splintered fragment o?
mast pointing upward, as if in protest
against her undoing. It is a sight also
to arouse fear.
For the derelict is the most potent
of all the dangers that threaten the
seafarer. Silent, stealthy, invisible, it
is the terror of the mariner. It is the
arch-hypocrite of the deep. Against
it skill of seamanship, vigilance in
watching, avail not. Lights and whis
tles, beams and buoys proclaim the
proximity of land; the throbbing of
engines, the /oise of shipboard life
tell of an approac^hing vessel; icebergs
and ice floes betrays^hemselves by
their ghostly radiance ami surround
ing frigidity of air. The dere&^t gives
no warning,, makes no signairXThe
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t roafusbg bad language even In their
lakes of wagons and buggies
roiture and house furnishing*
s for our Hearse prompt
erf ord & Co.
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
nd other Material.
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irs of Augusta Ga.,
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