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; Some spinsters spend a lot of time
looking for husbands-and so do some
married women, according .to all re
By this time the sweet girl has
'ceased to graduate and the June bride
has taken up the veins of domestic
? is surprising how a widow can
make love to a man in a, way that
makes him think he is the first man
ever really loved.
TWENTY YEARS OF IT.
Emaciated by Dlabetea; Tortured With
Gravel anti Kidney l'alns.
Henry Soule, cobbler, of Hammonds
port, N. Y., says: 'Since Donn's Kid
ii?y Pills cured me eight years ago.
I've ranched sev
enly and Lope to
live many years
louger. But twenty
years ago 1 bad
kidney trouble so
, bad I could not
was persistent and
it was agony to lift
"whirling headaches, dizziuess and ter
rible urinary disorders rau nie dowu
from ICS to 100 pounds. Doctors told
me I bad diabetes and could not live.
I^was wretched and hopeless when I
tiegan -using Doan's Kidney Pills, but
they-cured me eight years ago and
I've.been well ever siuce."
Foster-Milburu Co., Buffalo, N; ?.
For sale by nil dealers. Price, 50
cents per box.
How a ventureppme land-owner
converts^ a seeming bad bargain into
a veritable gold mine is amusingly
told by Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg
in a story entitled "A Boom in
Reality" which appears in Lippin
cott's Magazine for August. It is
the sort, of talc men like ?
GRATEFUL TO CUTICURA
For Instant ??elief anti Speeily Cure of Kaw
nnd Sci?Iy Humor. Itching; Day and
>.'iKUt-SnlTereil For Months.
"1 wish yoaSvou'.d publish this letter so
that others suffering us 1 have may be
helped: For month's awful sores covered
my face and neck, scabs forming, itching
terribly; day and night, breaking open, and
running blood and matter. 1 had tried
""Jnany-remedies, but was growing worse,
when J. started -with Cuticura. f The lirst
application gave mc instant relief, and when
1 liad used two cakes of Cuticura Soap
and three, hoses o: Cuticura Ointment, 1
was completely cured. (Signed) Miss Nel
lie Vander Wiele, Lakeside, N. Y."
It is only bachelors who speak of
marriage in a tone of contempt. Ma
rieirl men do not care to speak of it
at all. " So. 32.
t Is It KiRht?
Is.it right for you to lose $4.20 that a
dealer inay make 50 cents more by selling
fourteen gallons of ready-for-use paint, at
$1.50 per gallon, than our agent will make
by selling you'eight gallons of L. & M., and
six gallons of linseed oil, which make four
teen gallon: of a better paint, at 81.20 per
gallon? . Is it right?
Sold everywhere and by Longman &
Martinez, New York. Paint Makers for
Fifty Ycarg^_ 1
"By-law" owes the first part of itself
,+p the word "hve."
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline^?rw?^
NerveBestorer.$2trial bottleand treatise free
Dr,B. H. KnNE, Ltd.,931 ArohSt., Phila.,Pa.
Buhl work is said to be very popular now
in England?- - ^ ^ .'.
r IBO'S Cure ls the best mettlcine we ever used
for ah affections of throat and lungs.-War.
O. EKDSLBY; T?nburen, Ind., Feb. 10,1900.
Labor organization has until lately made
slow headway in Spain.
Mrs.Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children
teething, soften tho gums.reducos inflamma
tion,allays pain.cureswind colic, 25c.a bottle,
Books were not bound in cloth until
Lippincott's Magazine for August
has secured just the right k??d of
summer novelette to suit lazv days
"Her First Elopement," by Clara
Bartram. It is a highly spiced story
of Newport society.
Enjoy, the Roses.
A queer fallacy induces some peo
ple to leave the roses unpicked with
the idea of encouraging the plant. A?
a matter of fact, roses should noi
only be picked as freely as possible,
but with as long stems as the growth
will permit, merely observing the pre
caution to leave an outward growing
eye, or perhaps two for ?afety, on the
?tem below the cut. ^
Where it has been found imposs&??
to pick, all thereses fjcrirreTthen the
Plant3sb2j0^5e*^one over daily at
two eyes below the flowers/ A
regular practice of this precaution is
the only means of assuring some au
tumal blossoms, in our climate from
Animals* That Reason.
A correspondent contributes to Har
per's Weekly some entertaining anec
dotes apropos of the recent discussion
. dn the Weekly of the question "Do
Animals Think?" The correspondent
believe? that animals not only think,
but reason, and he tells in support of
bis belief some stories which, if au
thentic, seem to offer convincing prcof
of bis assertion. He tells of a horse
that learned to unlatch a barn door;
of a sheep that notified a farmer ol
the fact that its companion had fall
en into a ditch; of a rat that conceal
ed its gnawing of a hole by covering
itself from view with a shingle. "You
may disbelieve all this," says the cor
respondent, "but 'the boy bas not
Shows He Knew What Food to Stick To
Forwarding a photo of a splendid1;'
handsome and healthy young boy, a
happy mother writes from an Ohio
"The enclosed picture shows my 4
year-old Grape-Nuts boy.
"Since he was 2 years old he has eat
en nothing but Grape-Nut- He de
mands and gets this food three times a
day. This may seem rather unusual,
but Jie does not care for anything else
after he bas eaten his Grape-Nuts,
which be uses with milk or cream, and
then he is through with his meal. Even
on Thanksgiving Day he refused tur
key and all the good things that make
up that great dinner, and ate his dish
of Grap?N?ts and cream with the best
results and none of the evils that the
other foolish members of the family
"He is never sick, has ;i beautiful
complexion, and Is considered a very
handsome boy. May the Postum Com
pany prosper and long continue to fur
nish their wholesome food." Name
given by Postum Co.. Battle Creek,
There's a reason. Read the little
book, "The Road to WellviUe," in
er yrs pkg.
M. lil OPTIMISTIC
Russian Envoy Makes Light of ilie
Recent Japanese Victories
BELATED ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK
Russia's Chief Plenipotentiary De
clares That the Japanese Would
Have to Advance Four Times as
Much as They ?ave Done in Order
to Reach Russia Proper, and That
the Country's Power of Resistance
New York, Special.-The Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosse, with Mr. Sergius
Witte, the senicr Russian peace en
voy, arrived in quarantine Wednesday
afternoon. Mr. Witte was in good
health. The shh-; had a gcod passage,
the sea being smooth, except on Sat
urday and Monday, when it was a lit
On shipboard, Mr. Witte was gen
erally reticent when tii.- -'.."-'iect of his
mission was mentioned. However, to
a correspondent who accompanied him
from Cherbourg, Mr. Witte said:
"Almost everywhere in Europe, as
well as.in America, not only Russia,
her fcrces, her resources and her
power of insistence, are not known;
but thc people are even mist?ken
about the true results cf the war. The
Russians have had reverses, but this
does not signify that they have lost
the power which was known to the
Muscovite empire before the war; it
does not mean that Russia has become
a negligabl'2 quantity nor that the
Japanese have acquired by the result
of the recent victories such a suprem
acy as to make thc Russian empire
consider them a truly redoubtable ene
Mr. Witto recognizes the good qual
ities of the Japanese military, naval
and administrative organizations and
does not believe any other European
nation would have been able to resist
Japan as Russia has done.
All tho foreign officers of the Euro
pean armies, he said, who followed
the war. were unanimous in affirming
that the Russian troops, both soldiers
and officers, fought wita truly admir
able bravery, but they had to with
draw on account of a combination ot
circumstances with which tbeir per
sonal valor could not contend. On the
sea the Russians found themselves
constantly in inferior conditions. Thc
squadron of Rojestvensky was sent
against Japan, not because the Rus
. sians had much confidence in its suc
cess, but because they could not re
nounce from a military and moral
point of view any chance, no matter
how uncertain, of. obtaining even a
partial victory. The Japanese, he de
clared. had not made such progress
as was generally believed; in fact,
they would have to advance four times
as much as they have done in the last
^voar^and a half to reach Russjarprop
er^yj|i which case^ajpjj&^ht?y might
consiflfcai^yitfw3?rves in a position to
impose the conditions of peace. ~Ac
. cording to the Russian plenipotentiary,
these who do not know Russia well
oppose to the reasons tho spectre
of the internal conditions of the em
pire, imagining all kinds of cataclysms,
but even about this, he said, they
were mistaken. Mr. Witte did not wish
to discuss at this time the events in
Russia, affirming, however, that they
i have not the character nor the grav
ity attributed to them.
Mr. Witte indicated, notwithstand
ing these views, that he does not
mean to say ?hat he will not make
every possible effort towards the con
clusion of peace, adding that he is fa
vorable to peace as a Russian and
as a man, having always worked to
prevent war and understanding that
at present nearly the entire world de
sires the end of the coniiict. Ile re
peated that he will honestly do all that
his conscience may suggest to bring
about, if possible, an agreement which
may be equally satisfactory to the in
terests cf Russia and Japan. Aftcy
having done this, no matter what the
results may be, Mr. Witte feels that he
will have accomplished his duly._J:le
emphatically deme^Mi?uwfig said that
Japan's pea^-rerms were intolerable.
He^al^denied positively that he had
-predicted that the conference would
break up in a week.
. Detective Fatally Shot.
Somerville, Mass., -Special.-George
L. Frazer, a private deteceive, was shot
and almost instantly killed while trying
to gain entrance to the house of Jo
seph Evans, in Moore street: Evans
is under arrest, charged with the shoot
According to the information oo
taincd by the /local police. Frazer and
two other detectives accompanied A. J.
Barber, of Woonsocket, R. I., to Ev
an's home in search of Barber's wife
who, it was said, was Evan's house
keeper. Evans objected, and it is al
leged that Evans drew his revolver and
Kills His Cousin.
London, Ky., Special.-News reached
here by telephone that Nick Garrison,
a wealthy and well-known lumber deal
er, shot and killed his cousin, Felix
Hoskin, near Spring Creek, in Leslie
county. Hoskins was also a large" lum
ber merchant and prominent. The quar
rel arose because Hoskins had sued
Garrison for an alleged debt. Garrison
fled to the mountains and made his es
President of Bank Arrested.
Raliegh, N. C., Special-E. F. Young,
president of the Merchants and Farm
ers Bank of Dunn, was arrested there
Tuesday upon a warrant issued by E.
Lee, a justice of the peace, upon the
oath of three of the town commis
sioners charging fogery of the town's
treasury account on the books of the
bank. The case was removed to Jus
tice J. R- Godwin's court, and upon a
plea for a continuance by counsel for
the defendant, a justified bond in the
sum of $1,800 was required for the
appearance of the defendant here
next Monday, when the case will be
3 Killed; 20 Injured.
Beaumont, Texas, Special.- Word
reached here that one white and two
negro boys were killed outright and 20
other persons were more or less seri
ously injured in a heavy wind storm
which struck Bessmay late this after
noon. The town is situated in a for
est of pine timber, the wind uprooting
several trees, which foll on houses, kill
ing and injuring the occupants. Tele
graph aad telephone communication
Is prostrated. ~ -
SOO CAROLINA CROP BULLETIN
Weather Conditions Given Out by th?
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 mean temperature for the week
ending July 31st, was slightly below
normal, although the departures aver
aged only about one degree per day.
The extremes were a maximum of 96?
at Yemassee on the 25th and a mini
mum of 61? at Greenville on the 26th.
There were several days with hiph
winds in the northwestern and south
central counties which were .damag
ing to certain crops, particularly cot
ton. Hail fell in a number of localities
on the 28th but it did no material dain
The precipitation was excessive lo
cally in the central and eastern por
tions, and was fairly copious ovtr the
eastern half of the State, but with nu
merous localities that had little or no
rain; the southwestern counties had
very little rain and in places the soil
is exceedingly dry to the injury of all
vegetation; as a rule the moisture con
ditions were generally favorable. There
ls an unusual diversity, however, in the
amount of precipitation for different
localities, which in turn has caused a
corresponding diversity in the condi
tion of all crops, ranging from very
good to very poor.
Over the greater portion of the State,
farm work made favorable progress
and nearly all crops have been laid by,
although late corn and cotton continue
tc receive cultivation. Caterpillars have
appeared in some of the coast counties,
and ? red spinder infests cotton in pla
ces while lice on cotton have not en
There are more numerous reports,
than heretofore of serious shedding of
cotton squares, young bolls, and leave s,
caused by both excessive rains and
drought, and in places by lice. Rust
seems to be spreading and in the north
central counties it affects"*whole fields.
Cotton is deterioraing most on sandy
lands, and is doing well on clay lands,
where it has a large weed, but in places
is not well fruited. A few localities re
port a marked improvement in cotton.
Early corn is nearly ripe, and is not
affected by tbe prevailing weather,
while young corn made a marked im
provement in all sections and has be
come promising. Tobacco curing is well
under way, with the early crop poor,
while late tobacco is much better. Rice
is doing well. Sugar cane, sweet pota
toes and gardens are doing well gen
erally. Weather unfavorable for haying
and fodder pulling in the coast coun
ties, and considerable hay was dam
aged after cutting, by the heavy rains.
Peas for forage are doing well. Some
turnips have_been sown.-J. W. Bauer,
Parksville, Special.-Hon. W. Jasper
Talbert and Former Solicitor J. W.
Thurmond locked horns in a dispensary
A union meeting was in progress .at
the historical Red Hill Baptist church,
seven miles east'of -here. Col. Talbert
and Dr. D.JL-J.Bell were on the pro
-grzmmz to speak upon the subject:
"Is it an opportune time for the Chris
tians of South Carolina to make a de
cided stand against strong drink as a
beverage?" Both gentlemen wert un
. compromising in condemning the dis
The assembly was large and the
speakers stood in the pulpit. At the
close of Dr. Bell's address, Mr. Thur
mond advanced and delivered a very
earnest speech, advocating the dispen
sary. He declared that if it was right
ly conducted it is the best solution of
the liquor evil and that there would be
open barrooms in South Carolina with
in two years if the prohibitionists
should win their fight. ,
The whole situation was unique in
the discussions held in religious assem
blies. A number of prominent people
were present and the interest grew in
tense. Yet there was no breach of re
ligious decorum.-V. M. I., in Columbia
Auto and Trolley Crash.
Camden, Special.-An automobile,
in which John R. Valentine, a well
known society man of Philadelphia,
his wife and two friends, were riding,
was struck by a trolley car here early
Monjlay^jnornTng. Mrs. Valentine sus
tained a fracture of the collar-bone,
and Mr. Valentine was cut and bruis
ed about the head and face. Mr. Val
entine is a noted whip and is m?ster
of the Radnor Hunt Club, of Bryn
Mawr, near here.
The Election in Anderson.
Anderson, (Special.)-Little interest
is being taken in the race for the Leg
islature to fill tho vacancy caused by
the resignation of Judge Geo. E.
Prince. The election has been ordered
for the 22nd of August. Messrs. E. J.
Kay and H. M. Prince have announc
ed themselves as candidates. It is prob
able that others will enter the contest
within the next week. No campaign
meetings were arranged by the exec
utive committee, and unless something
is injected into the race to enliven it
a very light vote will be polled.
South Carolina Items.
President Harvie Jordan, of the
Southern Cotton Association, has asked
Governor Heyward to appoint 100 dele
gates from this State to the annual
meeting of the Farmers' National Con
gress, to be held in Richmond, Septem
ber 12th to 22nd. The delegation will
be appointed aft'-- consultation with
the South Carolina division of the asso
As a result of a conference with Gor
ernor Heyward a delegation, consiting
of Assistant Attorney General Town
send, Attorney W. Boyd Evans and
Congressman Lever, will go to Wash
ington Thursday for the purpose of lay
ing the matter of South Carolina Span
ish-American war claims for pay of sol
diers bet?re the War Department. The
amount involved is $30,000, due for the
services of South Carolina soldiers
from the time they arrived in Wash
ington after the war until the .time they
Miners in Session.
Knoxville, Tenn., Special.-The an
nual convention of the United Mine
Workers of district No. 13, embracing
the coal mines in East Tennessee and
southcastrrn Kentucky, assembled here
Tuesday. Thc question of a wage scale
for tho year, beginning September 1,
is to be considered, lt is not known
yet what will be the nature of the mi
ners demands. The joint convention
cr the miners a?.:l the operators will
ascenicle aftsr the miners' convention
shall have adjourned.
COTTON G IN NE RS' REPORT
Association's Estimate Makes the
. Lessened Acreage 17.6 Plus 5 Per
Cent. Abandoned of Planted S-sil.
Dallas, Tex., Special.-The following
is the report of the National Ginners'
Association on the crop condition and
the reduction of acreage as gathered
from replies to more than 7,000 letters
of inquiry sent out by the association
and received at the office of Secretary
N. T. Blackwell, from July 25 to Au
North Carolina-Condition, SO; re
South Carolina-Condition, 75; reduc
Alabama-Condition, 70; reduction,
Arkansas-Condition, 50; reduction,
Florida-Condition, 85; reduction,
Georgia-Condition, 80; reduction,
Indian Territory-Condition, 75; re
Louisiana-Condition, 60; reduction,
Mississippi-Condition, 65; reduction,
Missouri-Condition, 90; reduction
Oklahoma-Condition, 90; reduction
Texas-Condition, 65; reduction, IS.
Tennessee-Condition, 60; reduction,
Virginia-Condition, 80; reduction,
Average condition, li; average reduc
Estimated abandonment, 5 per cent.
Acreage, 26,021,000. ?
Secretary Blackwell said: "Only
about 25,000,000 acres are in cultivation
that will reach the picking stage of ma
turity. This association is organize!
purely for gathering statistics to pro
tect the ginner and planter, 2nd -is
working in harmony with the South
ern Cotton Association. It does not con
flict with the Census Bureau, but eu
courages prompt and accurate reports
to that Department.
Secretary Wilson Commended.
Oyster Bay, L. I., Special.-President
Roosevelt has authorized the publica
tion of a telegram which he had re
ceived from William S. Harvey, presi
dent of the board of trustees of the
Commercial Museum of Philadelphia,
and chairman of the Advisory Com
mittee of the National Board of Trade,
concerning the work of Secretary Wil
son, of the Department of Agriculture.
This-telegram says in part:
"No true patriot with an eye single
to thc service and henor of this coun
try will take advantage of recent dis
closures to suggest that he (Secretary
Wilson) should resign. Do not forget
interested motives have made thc sec
tion these men represent dsnounce all
government reports that did not favor
them. Their attitude on ginners reports
illustrate. Impartial, trustworthy, pub
lic spirited men are ready to co-operate
with the Secretary for a broad and
comprehensive reorganization of all
crop reporting and statistical work and
suggests safeguards and penalties to
'insure as far as possible honesty and
integrity in the future."
Eleven Deaths in a Day.
New Orleans, Special.-The record
up to Wednesday, 6. p.-in.,: is as'fol
New sub-foci, 4.
Total deaths to date, 70.
New substitute foci, 4.
Total sub-foci, 54.
The fever situation showed no mate
rial change during the day and the
few new foci shows that it is not
spreading with thc rapidity of former
years. Of the deaths,- four were in
the Emergency Hospital, four in the
original districts and three in the
The impending hostilities between
the States of Louisiana and Mississip
pi over the invasion of Governor Var
daman's quarantine mosquito fleet
and the armed guards stationed at
Pearl river, is not improved by the
statement given out by Governor Var
daman in Jackson after his return
from the coast where he went to in
vestigate the situation.
Another Ovation For Taft.
Nagasaki, By Cable.-The steamer
Manchujia. having on board Secreta
ry of War Taft and his party, includ
ing Miss Alice Roosevelt, arrived here
en route to Manila and-the distinguish
ed 'guests received another ovation
only lacking in importance to the one
at Tokio by the absence of the mem
bers of the imperial family. They were
ret, however. by^_th.e_American-consul
"and. local. Japanese officials, while
crowds assembled at the wharf yell
ed "Benzai, benzai." The streets in
the vicinity of the dock were jammed
and all the city was bright with decor
ations, conspicuous among which were
the flags of Japan and the United
Norfolk, Va., Special.-The quaran
tine against all vessels from Southern
ports is being rigidly enforced by the
Federal and State authorities at the
Virginia Capes and in Hampton Roads.
Every vessel entering the capes is held
for a thorough examination by the
United States Marine Hospital authori
ties. The British steamship Othello,
from Mobile, to Bordeaux and Havre,
and the French steamer Longway, from
Port Tampa, were held up, but later
passed and came in for bunker coal.
Japanese Make No Comment.
New York, Special-At the headquar
ters of the Japanese peace commission
no comment waa mud? upon the inter
view with Mr. Witte. Aimer Sato, who
has met all interviewers since the Japa
nese delegation arrived in New York,
said that Baron Kern nra would make
no statement at this time, and from a
personal standpoint he (Sato) thought
that to make any statement cr com
ment at all would be entering the con
Conflict With Rebels.
Constantinople, By Cable.-Turkish
troops, which are advancing towards
Sanaa, in the Yemen province of Ara
bia, have occupied two strong posi
tions in Arabia. The rebels who have
been operating in the neighborhood of
Sanaa, havc suffered great losses in
the conflicts which have- occurred with
the troops and have retreated from
the immediate vicinity. The losses
sustained by the Turkish troops were
May Appeal to Congress.
Oyster Bay, Special.-Attorney Gen
eral Moody left after a days visit at Sag
more Hill. The conference between the
Attorney General and th"> Presic1. nt
was mainly devoted to the recent scan
dals in the agricultural department.
When Moody reacheed the depot;: he
talked interestingly upon the subject
of the laws limitations and said the
remedy must come from Congress. It
is quite probable that, the President
will make a strong slea in his next
message for the much needed legisia
tjop, ' " - ; "
liss. Aqnes Westley
8!6 Wells Street.
816 Wells Stree:,
UXRVSTETTE, Wis., Sept. 25, 1903.
I was all run down from nervous
ness and overwork and had to resign
my position and take a rest. I
found that ? waa not gaining my
strength and health as fast as I
could" wish, and as your Wine of
Cardin was recommended as such a
good medicine for thc ills of our
sex, I bought a bottle and bogan
using it. 1 was satisfied with the
results from thc use of thc first
bottle, and took three more and then
found I was restored to good health
and strength and able to take up
my work with renewed vigor. I
consider it a fine ton ic and excellent
for worn-out, nervous condition,
and am pleased to endorse it.
SoCy, North Wisconsin Holland Society.
Secure a gi.00 bottle of Wine of
Cardin and a 25c. package of
Thediord's Black-Draught today.
ll Mt OF Iii!
Notes About Cotton Mills and Other
The monthly summary of cotton crop
conditions in the Carolinas is reported
by the correspondents of The New
York Journal of Commerce follows:
North Carolina-On the whole cot
ton . has shown general improvement.
Rather too much rain is a general
complaint, but since the middle of the
month the weather has bein favorable
and nearly all correspondents report
the plant doing well. Some shedding
is complained of, but other element3
of deterioration are rarely mentioned.
South C?rolina-Reports are some
what contradictory, heavy rains early
in the month producing a large sappy
weed with little fruit; but since the
15th inst, weather has been very fa
vorable, the plant is doing well and
fruiting nicely and fields are clean.
However, correspondents almost uni
versally concede a substantial degree
It is stated in mill circles that ne
gotiations are now pending by which
cotton mills of the Tennessee Manu
facturing Company, located in North
Nashville may change owners within
the next year, Joseph H. Thompson,
representing capitalists headed by W.
R. Odell, of Concord,' is conducting the
negotiations, and the mater will be
definitely determined within the next
few days. Mr. Odell is a wealthy cot
ton, manufacturer, and it is said that
If he acquires the property it will mean
a great deal to the industrial affairs of
.Nashville. It is understood to be the
.-plan of the new company, if thc deal is
'Consummated, to equip the mills with
new and modern machinery, and oper
ate them on a large scale. This would
mean the employment, of a large num
ber of persons.
" A Shanghai, China, dispatch of the
Now that the boycott on American
goods has begun in earnest, the Chi
nese guilds have taken a step that
will practically close up the American
trading companies. The agents of the
large American firms have heen or
dered to leave their employers. To
day there was no kerosene on the mar
At the same time the stevedore
guild is threatening to refuse to dis
charge American kerosene ships. There
is a steadily growing opinion among
the leading American warehouses that
Japanese influence is secretly behind
A Memphis, Tenn., dispatch says:
It is stated now that thc Union Cotton
Mills Company, of Atlanta, Ga., have
decided not to locate a cotton mill and
bag factory. The decision was predi
cated, it is said, on information re
ceived from a small town in Mississip
pi, purporting to give advice regard
ing the labor conditions in Memphis.
When Mr. Carter, the representative
of the company was in Memphis, he
was driven around thc city to the va
rious industries, saw thc conditions as
they were, and was given the average
wage rate. He is reported as saying
that labor conditions were favorable.
A little later a letter was received by
the Industrial League from Mr. Carter,
pt?ting that his company would not lo
cate here. Memphis has nb cotton
mills, and is not inducing such con
cerns to locate there.
The National Automatic Needle
Company, of New York, has written to
Charleston, S. C., offering to establish
a branch factory there conditioned
upon a site being furnished and a
subscription of $50,000 of slock taken
in the concern. Charleston is to be
given the vice-presidency and three
members of the board of directors. It
remains to be seen what will be done.
The same proposition has been submit
ted to several other cities and the
communication from thc New York
parties states that the first city which
accepts the proposition will get the
* The stockholders of the Hamer Cot
ton Mill, at Hamer, S. C., at their an
nual meeting, declared a dividend of
- per cent. Among those present were
M. V. B. Brinckerhoff, of New York;
H. K. McCormac, of Rowland, N. C.:
John S. Thompson, of Littlo Rock, and
R. L. Thomas, of Wilmington, N. C.
There was a meeting of the directors
of the mill the same day at which time
R. P. Hamer, Sr., resigned the position
of president on acount of his ad
vanced age, and R. P. Hamer, Jr., was
elected president, retaining the posi
tion of treasurer and secretary.
The Sanford (N. C.) Cotton Milla
has declared a semiannual dividend of
3 per cent.
The Cowpens (S. C.) Manufacturing
Co. has declared its usual semiannual
dividend of 3 1-2 per cent.
The busness League of Aberdeen,
Miss., is negotiating with manufactur
ers relative to the establishment of a
cotton-rope mill in Aberdeen.
It is reported that Leroy Springs, of
Chester, S: C., contemplates building a
million dollar cotton mill at Cheraw.
He is president of a $100.000 and a
$150,000 mill company in his city.
Wilile-What, is p'h il an th ropy, dad?
Father-That feeling, my son,
which we have when we see some
body awfully hard up which prompts
us to ask somebody else to relievo
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AN ADDRESS TO THE ASSOCIATION
President Jordan and Secretary
Cheatham Declare That Efforts Are
Being Made to Divert Attention
From Deficiencies of the Agricultu
ral Department System Itself to tho
"Thieving Propensities 'of a Few
Washington, Special.-President Jor
dan and Secretary Cheatham, of the
Southern Cotton Association, issued a
statement addressed to the members of
the a?ociation, calling attention to the
recent disclosures in the cotton statis
tical work in thc Department of Agri
culture, declaring that efforts are being
made to divert attention from the "de
ficiencies" of the system itself "to the
thieving propensities of a few unwor
thy officials'' and setting forth de
mands to be made on Congress to re
form conditions. Tho statement fol
"To the Members of the Southern Cot
"The members of the association
have Leen apprised through the public
press from day to day of the work done
by the officers of thc association at
Washington. As a result of their char
ges the unreliability of the reports of
the Department of Agriculture relating
to the cotton crop has been fully dis
closed, and the mal-administration of
that Department under its present head
had been made evident.
"Following these exposures, efforts
are now being made to divert public
attention from the main issue, which is
the imperfections of thc Department,
toward an attempted prosecution of
anybody who can be found as a scape
goat. ' Their punishment, even if it is
accomplished, is of secondary impor
tance as compared with the r?fr"*" a;
tion of the system which has made
their performances possible, and the
purpose of this address is to- secure
the co-operation of thc members of this
association In influencing in every le
gitimate way a reformation of the sys
tem, and a re-organization of the De
"The membership of this association,
numbering nearly one million, includes
the producers ol' the most valuable pro
duct of American agriculture. The cot
ton crop of the United States, and its
by-products is worth between $000,000,
000 and $700.000,000 annually. It fur
nishes two-thirds of our annualt trade
balance, and in its production and
manufacture employs many million in
dividuals. No other product of the
United States is of greater or equal
importance. The practical monopoly of
cotton which America enjoys, and the
narrow balance which has existed for
years between sufficiency and scarcity
in the world's cotton supply, render the
cotton market peculiarly and acutely
susceptible to thc reports of thc De
partment of Agriculture regarding the
condition and prospects of the cotton
crop. Under the present circumstances
a great duty devolves upon the mem
bers cf the association. We are less
concerned with what has been done by
a few individuals and thc consequences
thereof, regrettable as this may be,
than with such reformation of depart
mental methods as shall secure for us
just and accurate reports in future.
"Under thc system at present in
vogue, and which promises to be un
disturbed unless public attention shall
be aroused to thc need of reform, the
reports issued by the Department of
Agriculture are. in their last analysis,
simply th?" individual opinion of a few
officials of doubtful experience and
honor by which thc value of the cotton
crop may be, and has been, affected as
much as $75,000.000 in a single day. Mo
such power should be delegated to any
individual, or statistical board, except
under conditions which guarantee the
most incorruptible, expert and intelli
gent opinion, arrived at by the appli
cation of the most scientific methods
and safeguarded by the mo;?t scientific
precautions, lt ls. therefore, urgently
recommended to the members of t..o
Southern Cotton Association that
through their representatives in Con
gress, and by every other means avail
able to them, they exert their influence
and that of the association toward se
curing the imm?diate rc-organization
of the Agricultural Department, es
pecially with reference to its reports
on the cotton crop, and that their Rep
resentatives in Congress be requested
specifically to demand:
"1. The establishment within the De
partment of Agriculture of a bureau, to
be known ns thc Cotton Bureau, charg
ed specially and solely with thc duty
of reporting upon the cotton crop and
all matters concerning that staple.
"2. Thc appointment a? the head of
that bureau, at an adequate salary, of
a man whose reputation and antece
dents shall be beyond reproach, and
whose familiarity with cotton cultiva
tion shall be an additional guarantee
of his fitness.
"3. An organization of the bureau so
established upon thoroughly scientific
linqs. as will insure no possible bias
in favor of cither buyer or scUcr. nr
producer or manufacturer can bc pre
supposed or asserted.
"4. The passage ot a law that will
be more specific in its scope, and under
which government employes can he
prosecuted for giving away or selling
valuable information, as has been done
in the Statistical Bureau.
"We have no doubt of the zeal of the
officers of the Department, but it seems
to be as misdirected in this crisis ?rs
it was in the antecedent period. All
the powers and influences of the De
partment, of the lawyers and of every
man of the government, seems to bo
devoted to the attempt to drag-net a
.lot'of irresponsible speculators. That
there have been fo;.- 3-cars leaks in the
Department is as well known to the
trade as the existence of the Dpa;t
ment itself: but these are insignificant
as, compared with the fundamental mis
management. At this time, however,
there is a manifest endeavor to divert
attention from the radical errors and
deficiencies of thc Department itself to
the thieving propensities of a few un
worthy officials. Let us not be misled
hy any such misdirected energy. Let
us reform at the top and not on thc
side. Let us root out the offenders,
cleanse the personnel, change the meth
ods and renovate the Department from
root to branch. Then the cause of cot
ton and good government will alike be
served in Rooseveltian fashion.
"President. Southern Cotton Ass'n.
"RICHARD CHEATHAM, Sec'y."
105 Degree;; in Texas.
Austin, Texas, Special. - Tuesday
night and today has witnessed one of
the most intense boat waves "that has
passed over Texas in many years. Last,
night the homidity was so great that
people were forced lo leave their sleep
ing rooms and take to (he streets for
air. At midnight the thermometer reg
istered 99 degrees and. during the day
it has been over IOS degrees. "
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coko into unwilling union, thereby pro
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much broken rock, but in contact with
water it springs into activity aud be
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men with an eye to thc commercial
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all descriptions, from the ordinary barn
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tho wealthy, as well as for lighting
the streets of a large number of towns.
Acetylene can be easily and cheaply
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