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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 1908.
AUGUSTA, GA. , ,
C. HAYNE, CHAS. E. CLABK, ..
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CAPITAL $250,000.00. \ '
Surplus ? Profits $190,000.00. ? '
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of our lcoal depositors. Thu oe?o tints o' * *
careful conservative people solicited. ' * *
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Novel Snit In Orangebnrg.
Columbia, Special-Quite a novel
?easer comes up in the civil court at
?rangebnrg. The case is in the form
of a suit instituted against the South
ern Express company by Cleveland
Hooker and his brothor, who reside
in Orangeburg county, for the ab
jtrnction of a few trifles from a pack
age shipped Cleveland Hooker by bis
brother while the former was a pris
oner in the penitentiary. "Well it is
remembered in Orangeburg, and all
over the State how Cleveland Hooker,
Ahe and J. B. Amaker and others
were arrested on the charge of con
spiracy in April,' 1905, and tried for
forming a plot to break up a picnic
at Laurel Hill, near Orangeburg. The
court, Judge Chas. Dantzler presid
ing, found the defendants guilty and
each was sentenced "o do hard service
in the State oeniteatary for a term
of two years. Appeals to the su
premo court were r?f no avail, and
so the prisoners served sentence.
While Cleveland Hooker was in pen
itentiary, he received a box, contain
ing eatables and other remembrances
from his ' family. Cleveland com
plained that the box had bren tam
pered with, though the delivery of
the shipment was made "0. K."' by
the express company. Only a few
weeks ago, Cleveland Hooker, a free
man again, having served bis alloted |
time, returned to Orangebnrg. The
novel suit of $2,000 for the loss of a
plug of tobacco, some chicken and
other food, was then entered upon
and the tase comes up before the
court at Orangeburg. Though the
Southern Express company as a cor-,
poration is being sued, the office in (
this city is the one interested ?a the ?
matter. Several witnesses, including.
the driver, delivery clerk and trans- ?
fer man, went do\rn to Orangeburg
to attend the couit. Quite a good j
deal of interest ha? been manifested
in the ease in Columbia.
College Girls' Tranks Damaged By
Rock Hill, Special.-Last week fire
broke out in a Soulhern railway bag- (
ga?e car in which were about 100 ?
franks and a number of valises be
longing to departing Winthrop col- j
lege girls. While the car was being i
loaded a lamp exploded and in a mo-,
mont or two the. inside of the cr
?n flames; The fire departmei
?ponded to an alarm and the fi
finally got under control, but r
to the baggage and the car. '"Ti
tents of the trunks and valises
:wtre incide the car are prac
ruined. The damage will aggregate
shout $12.000. The roof of the car
-was almost entirely consumed and
IVe loss on the car will probably ;
Teach $2,000. The railway company '
is liable for damage to the amount of
$100 on each trunk.
IL Lee Bronson Has Returned.
Florence, Special.-R. Lee Branson
ioimerly assistant cashier of the
Bank of Florence, who mysteriosly
disappeared from this city several
weeks ago, returned to Florence at 8
o'clock Wednesday night, coming
from Richmond or some other north
ern point. Mr. Branson had tele
graphed a relative of his coming, and |
a number of his friends met him at
the depot and gave him a cordial re
ception, expressing themselves as be- J
ing pleased at his return. Physically,
Mr. Branson looked badly. No state
ment concerning Mr.. Branson's
whereabouts for the past several
-weeks, or the cause of his leaving
Florence, could be obtained. i
f- Lander Closes the Tear.
Greenwood, Special-With the bac
calaureate sermon by Bishop Warren
A. Candler of Atlanta, the most suc
cessful commencement marking the
close of the most successful year Lan
der college has ever had, came to. a
dose. Twenty-two young ladies have
been graduated this year, about twice
ns many, said Dr. Wilson as have ever
been graduated from the college.
.investigate Mullins School
" Columbia, Special-Gov. Ansel in
accordance with the terms of a spec
ial act passed by the last general as
sembly, appointed Lester Rogers,
?bos. L. Smith and A. J. West, mem
bers of a special committee to investi
gate the building of the public school
at Mullins. This building cost about
$10,000 and it is alleged that it was
not built according to the contract!
Thc delegation from Marion county
had passed an act to investigate these
charges. This committee shall re
ceive pay" of $3 each for not more
than 20 days and shall file a report
on their findings.
Death at Glenn Springs.
Spartanburg, SpeciaL-W. J. M.
Thomas of Rome, who arrived at
Glenn Springs was found dead in his
room there shortly before 8 o'clock
at night. He was stopping at Book
hard's cottage and was apparently
in his usual health at supper time.
~He was unaccompanied by friends or
relatives. The body will be brought
to this city and prepared for ship
ment to his home.
Walked Out of Court Room.
Lake City, Special-Walter Jones,
the net o wno walked out of the
jjnited States court room at Charles
ton wh lc the jury was delibrating on
hi? eas^. and who was -, afterwards
convict^!, charged with impersonat
ing a p?stoffiee inspector at Forrest
.vilK Terence county, wa3 picked up
W\ .'ones jumped off of Number
7? ran. One of the prosecuting
w'?> saw bim and officers gave
ffcrv-s .Tones admit? that bl* identi
fier, "n ?3 complete.
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Candidates Filing Pledges.
Columbia, Special.-The pledges
from the candidates who will enter
the State Democratic primary this
year continue to be filed with State
Chairman Willie Jones. Several have
been received within the past few
days. Among these was that of the
present governor, Hon. Martin F.
Ansel, who some time ugo announced
his. intention to run for reelection.
Others were E. C. Elmore of Spar
tanburg for State superintendent of
education ; P. A. Hodges for congress
man from the Sixth district; Proc
tor A. Bonham, solicitor of the Tenth
circuit; C. P. Q?attlebaum, Walter
H. Wells and W. F. Clayton, candi
dates for solicitor in the twelfth cir
cuit; W. Hampton Cobb, solicitor of
the' Fifth circuit, and F. C. Fish
burne candidate for railroad commis
sioner. The time for filing pledges ex
pires at noon on June "16, the day be
fore the opening of the campaign,
and it is expected thac about 50 en
tries will be made in the senatorial
and State campaigns.
Wants Express Bite Reduced.
- . Columbia, Special.-The railroad
commission has received a petition
from the fruit growers of Edgefield
interested principally in the peach
crop, asking that the express rates
in intrastate shipments be reduced 25
per cent. The petition states that the
rates are now higher than formerly
and the commission has ordered a
hearing for all parties concerned.
Before the interstate commerce com
mission passed a rule requiring all
express shipments to be made on
actual weight the fruit shipments
went on a basis rate that was lower
than the weight rate. The growers
therefore want the weight rate re
duced to about the same as the aver
age or basis rate was formerly.
Abbeville, Special. - The election
held last week to decide whether to
issue bonds to the extent of $25,000
to purchase the local electric ilght
plant resulted in 104 ayes and 1 no.
Bonds will be offered for sale at once.
These bonds should bring a good
price, as the city's finances are in
fine condition. There are now only
Cotton Seed Croners.
Columbia, Special.-The executive
committee of the Cotton Crushers' as
sociation of South Carolina met and
decided to hold a m cet inp: on the 23rd
land 24th of June. A barbecue will
?be served on the 24th. The officers
[are C. Fitzsimmons, president; J. J.
Lawton, vice president; B. F. Taylor,
secretary and treasurer. The execu
tive committee consists of the officers
and the following: Fielding Wallace,
J. N. Lipscomb, E. D. Foster, Chas.
A. Gambrill, E. A. Eve, L. W. Floyd,
A. M. Withers, Jno. T. Stevens, H.
L. odd, F. S. Evans, John F. Sim
mons and W. E. James, Jr.
Youth Killed at Tucapau.
I Spartanburg, Special. - Clarence
Prince, white, aged 9 years, was kill
ed at Tucapau cotton mills near Wel
ford, Friday shortly after .12 o'clock
by falling off thc banisters in the
mill. His neck was dislocated and
'death was instantaneous.
First Cotton Bloom.
Branchville, Special.-The first cot
ton bloom of the season was gathered
I Wednesday from the farm of Mr.
Robt. M. Connelly, one of the most
prosperous farmers, near here. This
bloom was gathered from a field of
two acres, Avhich was planted on the
?2d day of April.
Jail Delivery at Beaufort.
Beaufort, Special.-Five prisoners
broke out of the county jail Friday
night shortly after 1 o'clock. Two
Sam and J. Herring, convicted of
. larceny, are white, and had only 20
I more days to serve. The three oth
ers, negroes, are George S. Emmons,
charged with murder; Charlie Hill,
arson and Sam* Small, assault. The
Herrings were caught 20 miles away
at Yemassee and Hill five miles fur
ther at Coosawatchie by Deputy
Sheriff M. O. D. White.
Boy Breaks His Neck.
Spartanburg, Special. - Clarence
Prince, a young white boy about 9
years of age, while sliding down
the balustrade of a stairway at the
Tucapau Cotton Mill fell and broke
his neck. Death was nistantaneous.
The young boy had carried dinner to
his neck. Death was instantaenous
stairway on his way home he mount
ed the balustrade to make a quick
descent. He slipped to one side and
fell to the floor, breaking his nee''
Sanitarium for Gaffney.
Gaffnej', Special.-Drs. J. N. Nes
bitt, J. T. Darwin and J. L. Sherard
have opened books of subscription lo
the Limestone Sanitarium Company.
These gentlemen have purchased from
Mr. C. G. Parish a beautiful lot on
Robertson street whereon they pur
pose to erect a modern building to
be used as a hospital. Gaffney lias
long needed an institution of this kind
and as the promoters* are men of am
ie means the project-, will doubtless
e carried forward to completion.
THE 1907 COTTON CROP
Bulletin Prepared Under the Direc
tion of the Chief Statistician of
the Department at Washington
Shows the Production of the
Staple During the Past Year.
Washington, Special.-Bulletin 95,
I nrhich has just been issued by the
I bureau of the ceusus, consists of a
report on the production of cotton
in 1907, prepared under the super
vision of Mr. William M. Stewart,
?hief statistian for manufactures, by
Mr. Daniel C. Roper, expert chief of
iivision. The report is presented in
Eour divisions: (1) Annual cotton
production in the United States, as
returned by ginners and delinters,
iistri'buted by States from 1899 to
1907- and by counties from 1993 to
1907, with statistics as to annual pro
luction compiled from trustworthy
sources for previous years, beginning
A-ith 1790; (2) world's cotton produc
tion in 1907, by countries; (3) the
growing, harvesting, and handling of
?otton, with illustrations; and (4)
statistics as to the manufacture of
During the ginning season of 1907
1908, as for the two previous seasons,
ten preliminary statements of cotton
nnned to specified dates were issued.
The present report gives the aggre
gate figures for the whole cotton
;rop, end coven- the ninth consecu
:ivc year for Avhich statistics of cot
ion ginned have been collected and
published by the bureau of the cen
Prediction 11,375,461 Bales.
The finally revised figures for the
;rop of 1907, expressed in equivalent
500-pounl bales and including liut
2is, show a total production of 11,
J75,-?61 bales. This represents a fall
ing off from 1906 of 2,220,037 bales,
)r 16.3 per cent., and is 2,304,495
bales less than the crop of 1904, the
largest on record; while it falls short
?>f the average production of the last
six years by 345,914 bales.
Of the. total production in 1907
1,769,609 bales, or 42 per cent, came
from the territory west of the Mis
sissippi river, while the States east
of the Mississippi contributed 6,605,
352 bales, of 58 per cent. This is in
marked contrast with 1906, when
53.2 per cent of the crop came from
west of the Mississppi and 46.8 pei
cent, from the States east of it ; in
1905, however, the corresponing per
centages were 41.6 and 58,4, respect
ively. These variations are caused
very largely by the .fluctations in
ii.. l.t..-" ;n thp StRtaa west
The State reporting the largest cot
ton crop in 1907, as well as in every
other year since the inauguration of
the ginning reports, was Texas, with
a total of 2,360,478 bales. This rep
resents an enormous decrease from
1906, however, amounting to 1,921,
346 bales, or 44.9 per cent. As a re
sult of this decrease Texas produced
only 20.8 per cent of the total for the
country, as compared with 31.5 per
cent in 1906 and with 24. 9 per cent,
which represents thc proportion con
tributed by it to the aggregate pro
duction of the last six years.
Other States showing large de
creases are Louisiana and Arkansas,
which reported losses of about one
third and one-fifth, respectively, as
compared with 1906. The new State
of Oklahoma reported SS2,9S4 bales,
a loss of about 4 per cent, which,
however, was so insignificant as com
pared with the losses.shown by other
States that Oklahoma actually ad
vanced from seventh place to sixth in
the quantity of cotton produced.
President Roosevelt told Governor
Glenn that under no circumstances
would he be again run for President.
Secretary of War Taft is a member
of the Unitarian Church.
Lieut.-Col. Harry F. Hodges was
appointed Panama Canal Commis
sioner to succeed Commissioner Jack
son Smith. x
A fortune teller. Zeno Miller, is
said to have disappeared from Bris
tol with hundreds of dollars of jew
elry intrusted to him by residents.
Fire, apparently stated to conceal
a burglary, caused $35,000 damage at
Lewis Wingate, of Grayson county,
has been arrested charged with caus
ing the death of his 12-year-old son.
Dr. Lyon G. Tylor, of Williams
burg, son of President John Tyler,
is suggested for the Democratic nomi
nation for vice-President.
The Republican National Commit
tee decided the contests involving the
24 votes of Alabama and Arkansas in
favor of Taft.
His daughter accompanied "Rev.':
James T. Hargrave, who was taken
to Ashland jail.
The bursting of a boiler tube on
the cruiser Tennessee killed six men
and injured 8.
The Missouri Pacific, a Gould road,
passed its dividend.
Judge Parker may not go to Den
ver because he objeots to attending n
ratification meeting and thinks the
nomination of Bryan will mean de
New York banks will lead by or
ganizing a national association under
the new Emergency Currency law.
Large areas of Montana are flood
ed and communication is cut off, rain
having fallen there for 30 days.
The verdict against Walter R.
Gillette, former vice-president of the
Mutual Life Insurance Company, who
was convicted of perjury, has been
A man who inherited $10,000,000
announces that he will make 20,000
people, not ail o ftbcm good, happy.
Principles Enunciated By the
THE ADMINISTRATION ENDORSED
Republican Platform Which Will Be
Adopted by the National Conven
tion Has Boen Completed With the
Exception of a Few Details.
Washington, Special.-That the
platform which will be adopted at the
Chicago convention and on which the
Republican party will stand during
the next campaign has been complet
ed with the exception of a few de
tails, which will be left for the com
mittee on resolutions to insert, is the
opinion of many who are in the con
fidence of the Republican leaders.
The work has been done by Hon.
Wade Ellis, Attorney General of
Ohio, the draftsman of the recent
Ohio State platform; Senator Hop
kins, who will be the chairman of the
committee on resolutions; Senator
Long, of Kansas, and a few others,
including the President and Secretary
Taft, who have been freely consulted.
Thc policies of President Roosevelt
will be endorsed unequivocally, and
this endorsement will be the central
idea of the document. These policies
it will be declared, are quite in con
trast with the policies of the Dem
ocratic party, which promises nothing
good that can bc assured of accom
plishment. The Republican party's
record as the party of protection and
sound money, as the party of prog
ress and good principles, as the parjy
that gave freedom to Cuba and lifted
tho yoke from the necks of the peo
ple of the Philippines and Porto Rico,
will be held up" for admiration and
.1- the subject of much praise, and
..e ruting public will be asked ;to
continue to patronize the political
craft that has carried it across 'so
many streams. Specifically speaking,
more attention has been given -jby
the platform makers to the tariff
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than to any other subject. There w?ll
be an unequivoval declaration for re
vision; but the disposition is to leave
tho working out of detail to the in
genuity of Congress. The action of
the two houses of Congress instruet
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be unavailable to the convention,
while they will supposedly furnish
Congress with a basis for action.
The declaration will take the shap?
of a pledge to so equalize the duties
as to give the consumer the benefit
of the most favorable prices consist
ent with the protection of domestic
industry and home labor. It will' bi
emphatically stated that there mus!
be no innovation that will permil
American labor to come into compe
tition with foreign labor, and accord
ingly it will be specified that in ali
cases the duty must be equal to th?
difference between the American and
the European cost of production, in
cluding a reasonable profit to th?
American producer." The principle ol
protection will be endorsed in genera!
terms, and there may be a declara
tion to a maximum and a minimum
tariff as the one best calculated to in
sure the promotion of American in
terests under varying condition. A
clause declaring against the utiliza
tion of the tariff for the promotion ol
monopoly is also Hmong the proba
Next to the tariff the financial
plank has received most careful at
tention. Congress and the adminis
tration will be congratulated upor
the passage of the Aldrich-Vreelanc
bill as in the interest of sound finance
and as calculated to protect the busi
ness world against possible panics in
the near future and at the same time
provide for the permanent improve
ment of our currency system through
the recommendations which it is an
ticipated will be made by the commis
sion appointed under the new law
Reference wil be made to the finan
cial disturbance of last fall, anc
while the seriousness of that crisis
will be recognized, the claim will bf
made that, the Republican party was
found able to meet the situation anc
the counry will be informed that bj
its prompt action the business worlc
was saved from long drawn out finan
cial 'depression and industrial inac
The administration will be com
mendied for its railroad stand, alst
on labor, and the rights of all citi
zens, regardless of race or color.
Defaulter Gets Ten Tears.
Pittsburg, Special-Admitting th?
charges made against them Henn
Reiber and John Young, former pay
ing teller and auditor of the Farmers
Deposit National Bank, were arraign
ed before Judge James S. Young ir
the United States District Court
shortly after noon Saturday and sen
tenced to serve ten years each in th?
Western Pennsylvania penitentiary.
Confederate Veterans at West Point
Highland Falls, N. Y., Special
West Point was thrown open to th<
Confederate veterans camp of NCM
York City, the United Southern So'
cietic?, the Dixie Club and the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy and theil
friends. The party arrived by boat
There were about one thousand per
sons in the party and in honor oj
their presence the corps of cadetl
.A'aa turned out for dress parade,
Explosion on thc "Tennessee"
KH?s Several Persons
SEVERAL OTHERS ARE INJURED
Accident on' the United States Croi
ser Tennessee Results In the Death
of Four and the Injury of Ten
Others-I he Cruiser Was Just
Entering San Pedro Harbor.
Los Angeles, Special.-Four men
were killed and 10 injured on board
the armored cruiser Tennessee at sea
at ll o'clock Friday when a boiler
tube broke, hurling fragments of
iron about the engine room and fill
ing it with scalding steam. The ac
cident happened an hour after the
cruiser left Sania Barbara on her
way with six other vessels of the Pa
cific fleet, to Los Angeles ports. Only
the most fragmentary news of the
disaster bad been received up to 7
o'clock in tbe evening as the cruiser
had not arrived at San Pedro. What
meagre details had been learned
were gleaned from official wireless
telegraphy despatches, transmitted
from the squadron to the wireless
station at San Francisco. The crui
ser was steaming at full speed when
the explosion occurred.
The force of the explosion was ter
rible and many of thc injured were
fatally hurt, it is believed. Orders
were "flashed to Dr. AV. A. Weldon,
local marine surgeon at San Pedro,
directing him to prepare for the car
ing of the injured sailors. Accord
ing to the wireless despatches no of
ficers were injured. The damage to
the ship is not known at this time,
but it is likely that the boiler rooms
of the ship have suffered seriously.
The Tennessee is Admiral Sebree'9
flagship, commanding the second di
vision of the Pacific fleet. The oth
ers accompanying the Tennessee are
the California, Washington, West
Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania and
Maryland, comprising the first divi
sion commanded by Admiral Dayton.
The Tennessee arrived and anch
ored inside the breakwater about
two miles from the water front
"shortly after 7 o'clock.
Los Angeles, Cal., Special.-A re
port has just reached this city from
San Pedro of an explosion on the
United States cruiser Tennessee.
The Tennessee is coming into San
A boiler tube on the cruiser Ten?
tiocooo HW nn. killintr four and in
California waters, touching Santa
Barbara, San Pedro aud San Diego.
The latest information is that four
men were killed and ten injured. The
injured will be brought fb a hospi
tal in this city. The Tennessee is
still about 37 miles outside San Pe
dro. The cruiser left Santa Barbara
for Los,Angeles port Friday morning.
Dead and Injured.
Following is a list of dead and in
jured received by the local wireless
Georgo Wood, water tender.'
Earl Boggs, fireman, second class.
Adolph Rheingold, machinist help
er, second class.
George Merk, fireman, first class.
Probably fatally injured :
F. S. Field, fireman, second class.
E. N. Exantes, fireman, first class.
E. J. Burns, coal passer.
W. F. Burns, coal passer.
J. J. Carroll, fireman, second class.
T. P. Parsons, fireman, second
class, slightly injured.
T??as Crops Badly Damaged.
Vernon. Tex., Special.-Damage to
growing vegalation and to property
in excess of half million dollars, it is
estimated, has resulted from storms
of wind, hail and rain which have
been over this vicinity for the past
several days and which culminated
in a wind storm of great velocity
early Thursday. Along the several
roads entering this place washouts
are numerous. In Vernon a number
of the larger buildings were par
tially wrecked and some smaller
Des Moines, Iowa, Special.-Re
turns from Tuesday's primaries that
are complete in nearly all the coun
ties of the State indicate that Iowa
Republicans nominated William B.
Allison for re-election to thc United
States Senate. His maority is now
generally conceded to be at least 10,
000. B. F. Carroll was nominated for
Governor over Warren Gars' by about
Pierce's Arrest Urged.
Fort Worth, Tex.,-Special.-Sheriff
Matthews, of this county, has re
quested the St. Louis authorities to
notify him as soon as H. Clay Pierce
has been placed in custody. Mr.
Matthews urged upon the St. Louis
officials that no delay be allowed in
taking Pierce into custody. Mat
thews is preparing to leave for St.
Louis when notified of Pierce's ar
Killed in Baseball Game.
LaFayette, Ga... Special.-Willie
Watson, aged 10, was instantly kill
ed in a ball game here Friday. While
engaged in a game with a number of
his friends a bat slipped from the
hands of one of tho boys who was at
tempting to hit the ball and struck
young Watson over the heart, caus
ing instant death,
Georgia Voters Fail to Endorse
CLOSE OF A BITTER CAMPAIGN
The Primary Brings to an End One of
the Hottest Political Campaigns in
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-All returns
up to midnight iridi?te the election
of Joseph M. Brown as Governor of
Georgia in the general Democratic
primary held Thursday by a majority
of about 15,000.
The Constitution estimates that
Brown has won by from 15,000 to
25,000. The Brown managers claim
the majority is larger.
Governor Smith's campaign man
agers decline to make a statement,
and the Governor himself says that
he cannot comment on the primary.
The campaign was the hottest in
the history of Georgia. In all the
eleven congressional districts indica
tions are that the present Democratic
Congressmen will be returned, the
only doubt being in the fifth where
James L. Mayson may contest the
election with Congressman Living
stone. There was no contest over
the United States senfltorship, 8. C.
Clay being the popular choice. The
primary results mean election in
Georgia, the other parties in the
State making no contest.
With both Governors Hoke Smith
and Joseph M. Brown claiming vic
tory in the Georgia State primary
the count is coming in slowly.
The Brown managers claim the
nomination willoh is equivalent to
election by from 25,000 ?to 40,000
James R. Smith political manager for
Brown, gave The Associated Press
the following statement:
"We fought a clean fight and won.
The reasons for the victory arc so
pronounced that they would hardly
admit of discussion. The attitude of
the administration toward invested
capital is perhaps the paramount is
sue. It was not an issue bet cen
men but what they represented. The
day's election shows that the prevail
ing opinion amodg the people is that
Mr. Brown's election would go far
toward restoring confidence.
Governor Smith's managers, how
ever, do not concede Brown's election
and declare that a full vote will be
necessary to determine the result.
In the interest of the Governorship
all others were practically lost sight
The congressional districts, the hot
test fight was in the fifth, where Con
gressman L. F. Livingstone was op
posed by James L. Mayson. Returns
indicate Livingstone's re-election
though Mayson's friends say
they will insist on an official count.
In the first district indications point
to the re-election of Congressman Ed
wards, in the second to the re-elec
tion of J. M. Griggs, in the third to
the re-election of E. B. Lewis, the
fourth to congressman Anderson, the
fifth to L. F. Livingstone, the sixth
to congressman C. L. Bartlett, the
seventh to congressman Gordon Lee,
the eigth to Congressman W. M.
Howard, the ninth to Congressman
T. M. Bell, the tenth to Congressman
Hardwick, and tho eleventh to Con
gressman William G. Brantly.
United States t Senator Clay, who
was also a candidate in the primary,
had no opposition^
MAJ. DREYFUS SHOT.
During the Canonization of Smile
Zola in the Pantheon Louis Gregori,
a Military Writer of Note, Draws
a Pistol and Shoots Maj. Alfred
Dreyfus in the Arm.
Paris, By Cable.-Just at the close
of the ceremonies attending the
canonization of Emile Zola in the
Pantheon, when the President of
France, the Premier and a host
of ministers of State were taking
their departure, Louis Anthene Greg
ori, a military writer of note, drew
a revolver and fired two shots point
blank at Maj. Alfred Dreyfus, for
Whose liberty Zola fought and won.
Men distinguished in all walks of
life filled the pantheon, and when
the shots rang out there was in
tense excitement in fear that the
President had been assassinated, but
even the attempt upon the life of
Major Dreyfus created a profound
impression. Soldiers speedily sur
rounded Gregori and he was taken
to jail, bruised and bleeding with
his clothes almost torn from his back.
Arrest of a Postmaster.
Baltimore, Md., Special.-Horace
H. Bowling, 21 postmaster at Mecban
icville, St. Mary county, and thc
youngest member of the Legislature,
was arrested, charged with stealing
$1,000 from the office in ten money
ordeis of $100 ea.;'i. He confessed and
said he got in debt and had to take
the money to keep his creditors quiet
He was recently married.
Repr?sentative Sims to Look Into
Wood Pulp Business.
tive Sims, of Tennessee, lias been de
signated by Chairman Mann, of the
House special commit ter to investi
gate Ihc paper and wood pulp indus
try to look after that part of the in
quiry relative to thc wood pulp busi
ness of North Carolina, Virginia and
Tennessee. There are pulp mills in
North Carolina and Virginia for
which East Tennessee furnishes much
of the wood used io the industry,
Pays 4 % interest on all ac
compounded every six mo
Capital and Sur pl
Before insuring elsewhere
Old Line Companies.
At The Farmers !
BRYAN ENDS LONG TOUR
With His Speech at Columbus Mr.
Bryan Ends Speech Makin? Tour
Omaha, Nth., Special.-The week's
speech-making tour of ? William J.
Bryan through northern and western
Nebraska ended with a rear plat
form speech at Columbus Wednesday
afternoon and he arrival in Omalri
later. Mr. Bryan made 42 speeches
and nearly that many informal talks
since he left home last Thursday. TD
nearly every speech he pointed out
what he regarded as the weakness of
the currency measure passed by Con
gress during its closing sessions. The
meeting Wednesday was at Lexington
where business was suspended during
his stay. All the principal buildings
were decorated in honor of his visit
and school was dismissed at noon. He
addressed an open air meeting at the
high school grounds, where a large
crowd, representing both city and
country population, gathered on the
When Mr. Bryan arrived in Omaha
he expressed himself as delighted wth
his trip and with the reception he
had received everywhere. He re
mained in Omaha and will go home
In his speech at Lexington Mr.
Bryan eulogized Senator LaFollette
for bir onoosition to the emergency
predict what they will do to him m
the next one.
"When the President picked up
Mr. Taft for a candidate of his party
for President, if he was looking for
an honorable gentleman, he could
not have done better; but, if he was
looking for a reformer, he made a
great mistake. Mr. Taft says to ex
tinguish trusts means to extinguish
industries. Every farmer and every
man who hbors knows better than
that, ake, for instance, the harvester
trust. It doesn't care whether the
farmer buys or not. It. doesn't have
a corner an everything the farmer
buys, but it soon Avil! have, if left
alone. . If you were to extinguish
that concern, would it destroy every
other concern that manufactures
"Congress is vested with puwer
over inter-state commerce and could
control these trusts. If the busi
ness of the harvester trust was re
duced fifty per cent, there would be
competition which would resulr. in
cheaper implements for the farmer.
Business would be increased by the
sale of more implements and more
men would be employed. Thus com
petition would help every element of
society. When you exterminate
trusts, you revive business instead of
President Has Narrow Ercape.
Washington, Special.-It was learn"
ed that President Roosevelt Tuesday
had a narrow escape from death. A
young horse was trying for Sergeant
Mr-Rerraott, his orderly reared and
fell backwards with him from the
top of the bank of Rock Creek. But
for the fact that the President threw
himself to one side as the animal fell
?vonM hive b-^pn crushed. H** fall
on the boulders in the stream and re
.cived a number af bruises. When be
had waded out of the creek he helped
catch the horse, remounted him and
rode for an hour. Mrs. Roosevelt was
with him at the time of the accident.
The President says he is quite sure
how he landed in the creek calis the
whole incident trifling and not worth
Socialists Want Prohibition.
Little Rock, Ark., Special.-Arkan
sas Socialists in convention herc de
clared for State-wide prohibition and
coudemned lynching and anarchism.
Labor In the Political Field.
Chicago, Special.-Chicago Execu
tive Council of the American Federa
tion of Labor, which will meet here
June 13, will adopt a defiuite pro
gramme of political activity. Presi
dent Gompers called the meeting in
thc West instead of in Washington,
because he considers Chicago as the
political "storm center" and e:cepcts
to start labor's campaign there.
TO SAVE LABOR.
Make cheese cloth slips for clock,
pictures and fancy articles; cover
them when you are geing to :5weep
your room and see how much dust
ing you are saved. The same net ol
slips will last for years and save you
many hours of labor.-New Haven
r A, GA.
counts in this department,
liths, January and July.
?. Wejrepresent the Best
Bank of Edgefield
One Hundredth Anniversary
fittingly Observed \
PRESIDENT OF CONFEDERACY
Exercises in Washington Simple Bot
Impressive-Jefferson Davis Still
Remembered By Many Statesmen
of the OM School aa a United
States Senator Prior to the War.
veterans and sons and daughters of
Confederate veterans in the national
capital celebrated the centennial an
niversary of the birth of the Sooth's
great leader, Jefferson Davis. It was
just 100 years ago Wednesday, on
June 3, 1808, that the first and lasr
Pr?sident of the Southern Confeder
acy was born in Christian county,
Kentucky, and his admirers through
out the re-united nation Wednesday
paid homage to his memory Ia
\Vashington the exercises were simple
but impressive, and were participated
in by many men who wore the 'blue .
in the warfare between the North
and the South. v
Many statesmen of the old school
pnm?mW TW;? na, a TTnit?d States
SJUIVU. uuu mo consequent Mur1
drawal from the Senate. The epeech
is declared by those who heard it,'; on?
of the most noteworthy ever delivered
in the Senate chamber, and after its
close every member gathered-. abdul
the Mississippi Senator and bade him
an affecting and an effectionate fare
Tho leader of the Lost Cause was
.1 son of Samuel Davis, a Welshman
by descent, a Baptist in religion) and
a Democrat in politics. As most of
the first families of Kentucky were
Episcopalians and Federalists this
showed chat Sam Davis, like Abraham
Lincoln's father, Tom Lincoln, wa?
not bound by any rules of caste,'and
was not to be reckoned an aristocrat.
The year after Jefferson's birth
June 3. 1808-Samuel Davis emigrat
ed to Mississippi territory, where he
settled on a plantation in Wilkinson
county, about a mile from Woodville,
where the boyhood of Jefferson Davis
His schooling appears to have beep
carefully looked after. When but 7
he was sent to the academy of the
Dominican Friars in Kentucky, and
remained there three years. Then re
turning to Mississippi . he matriculat
ed at Jefferson College, which he ap
pears to have left at the close of the
vear for the purpose of going ter the
.cw Wilkinson County Academy,
vhere he had for a teacher John A.
Shaw, of Boston, under whose tutelage
ie made much progress. In 1821,
when entering upon his 14th year h?
.vent to Transylvania University at
Lexington, Ky., then considered, the
best institution of learning west of
lie Allegbanies. In July, 1824, Sam
icl Davis died; and the following
September Jefferson was appointed
i cadet a? West Point. Here he came
nto intimare relationship with Rob
art E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnson
md Joseph E. Johnson-three leaders
Df thc Lost Cause whom he did much
to recognize and promote while serv
ing as President of the Confederacy.
In 1861 the war came, Senator Da
vis served notice on the country in
January of that year that the South
was in no mood to put up witt in
;ustice at the hands of the Repabli
??n n?rty and this bore fruit in thi
secession of Mississippi, soon after
followed by several Slates. The in
i?urau?n of Lincoln only embittered
che controversy with the South and
?ix weeks after this began hostilities.
I The rest is too familiar to need re
counting, but the impartial historian
must give credit to Davis for states
manlike qualities, even though oppos
ed to the Northerly side of the con
Davis Day in New Orleans. /
New Orleans, Special.-Davis day,
the centennial of the birthday of th/
President of the Southern Confedf
acy was celebrated with great enfT .
siasm by the Confcderat? organi:
tious of New Orleans.
lt Was Tough.
A Delphic response: "It's hard."
said the sentimental landlady at t. .?
dinner table, "io think that this poor
little lamb should be destroyedv. in
Its youth Just to cater to our ajn>
tites." "Yes," replied the ? !
boarder, struggling with his po: K? .r,