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_EDGEFIELD, S. C._
i -Disappointment, avers the New
foxle Times, Is the black sheep of th?
t Unfortunately Dame Fortune, re
marks the New York Times, has an
sid maid sister-in-law.
The law won't make a man good,
ant, argues* the Boston Post, it may
prevent ftfw? from being a nuisance.
Nearly any woman, announces the
Dallas News, caa be happy at home
lor an hour or two if sthe has some?
thing loose to put on.
From Vienna Consul-General Denby
?rites: "The? Austrians probabjy use
i higher average quality of tea than
toy other people in the world,\ except,
perhaps, the Russians, and these two
nations prepare ahelr tea for drinking
In a more intelligent way than others."
According to a Turkish newspaper
Ik 1876, William E. Gladstone was
barn in 1796. For father he had a Bul
garian. His gluttony for gold made
bim yellow. Ho was; of medium hight,
his whiskers were cropped close to
i his face, and "as a sign of his satanic
spirit his forehead and upper fore
head were bare. His evil temper has
made his hair fall off, so that fir o m a
.distance he might be taken for quite
Sarai delivery of mails in Germany
2s to he hastened, wherever the con
dition of roads will permit, by the
use of motor bicycles and automobiles.
This, observes the Philadelphia Rec
. . i
ferd, Is an innova ion in the public in
? terest which is likely to be adopted
elsewhere, especially where popula- j
lion is fairly dense and the rapid
transit of mail matter a of consequently
greatly importance. Such a regulation .
would give*a great impetus to the con
struction of motors intended for ser
.See rather than display
Says the Toledo Blade: At the same
time the 1 Dominion subsidizes the
the bull ding of a transcontinental and
Hudson Bay railroad it is engaged in
deepening the Welland Channel so
steamers fitted for the deep sea traf
fic can go direct from the lakes to
foreign ports. While impracticable
plans are waved aside, thorough sur
veys arid estim?tes are obtained for
the digging of a waterway from Georg
ian Bay to Lake Ontario, a far seeing
j;; eensideration of r.he completed settle
Ornent of the No.thwest and of the
possible crowding of the pre?3nt lanes
It is .not always dissipation that is
meant by the phrase, "the pace that
MUs/* insists the Philadelphia Led
ger. Diversion that is morally innocu
ous may come in time to deplete one's
store of physical vitality and nervous
energy almost as seriously as flagrant
persistence in vicious courses.. People
who are "in society" may pretend
that they can turn night into day,
haming the candle at both' ends in
their protracted festivities, with no
fear of the arrival of a day of reckon
ing, hut nature with severe impartial
ity arraigns at length not merely the
hardened roue or debauchee, but the
person whose "recreation" has been of
sn entirely innocent nature and yet
excessive in amount. It looks as f?ougn
society" would soon have to come to
Stn understanding regarding the num
ber of engagements its devotees are
expected to keep within twenty-four
2ionrs. Societies for the preven
tion of cruelty hsrre been formed, but
What organization is there to prevent
cruelty to society?
To preserve discipline at West
Point, a few years ago Congress pass
ed a severe law against hazing and
provided that cadets found guilty of
-the practice shouLi be expelled. Now,
laments the New York World, Con
jgress with the approval of a tender
hearted Secretary of War proposes
to authorize "liaimless hazing," so
that three cadets under sentence of
dismissal can be reinstated. Ultimate
ly, of course, the Military Academy
will he reformed. It has been going
through the proceus for six or seven
years, and Congress ls still at it. At
the start Congress was outraged by
the brutality of the young gentlemen
in course of training to be officers of
the United States Anny. It investiga
ted and fulminated and legislated
against the culprit!. But the first time
the superintendent of the Mlliary Aca
demy un de rook to execute the law and
dismiss a party of hazers, who had
heen convicted of violating the regula
tions, a stream of representatives and
senators started for the White House
to secure Mr. Roosevelt's clemency lu
?behalf of various cadets from their
districts. Even since then pretty much
everybody concerned, except Col.
.Scott, has made a farce of the law.
lt Nicaraguans would provide a
grandstand, charge a moderate admis
sion and advertise their battles as
sports, suggests the Philadelphia
.Ledger, they might get up some in
I Horrors of Slave* Gr own \
Ey Joseph Eurtt ?S
have traveled for hundreds of miles along the ancient
slave route through the Portuguese colony of Angola, and
have seen shackles, skeletons and corpses, and I know that
slavery includes, and must include, every crime, lt would
be easy to give stories illustrating them all-false witness,
theft, adultery ?;nd murder.
These so-called "contract laborers" are gathered from
various districts of Angola, but some come from the far
distant regions of the Congo. One must travel through
these dreary plains and uplands to realize the sufferings of a slave who walks
a thousand miles or more to the port from which he is shipped to San Thome.
There are bitter, dewy nights, when the cold forces him so close to the log
fire that he burns himself-I have seen the pink scars on his brown body
and his ankles are chafed by the heavy wooden shackles that secure him for
the night. There are days, with the merciless sun overhead, when his sore
feet toil "in immeasurable sand"-ill-fed, thirsty, fevered, in his heart a dull
despair that saps Hs life, and before his imagination the vague terror of the
ignorant facing the unknown.
1 have before me a photograph, taken by a friend of mine, of a young slave
lying dead. They, found him in one of the little grass huts such as the na
tives use in the dry season when traveling. The large shackle, the staff he
had used to aid his painful steps, the lean, shrunk limbs, from which the prom
inent joints protrude, make a striking picture of what slavery means. This is
only one ease.
It Is Impossible to say what proportion of natives actually reach the plan
tations. A slaver once admitted ':hat he did well if six out of ten rived
through the march from the far interior-sometimes only three survived; and
though now slavery is carried on with less open cruelty, it is probable that,
for the 4,752 landed in San Thome and Principe in the year 1901, as many
more were raided or betrayed-or, in other words, for every laborer that
reached the cocoa plantations in that year, one other died o? despair, sick
ness or violence.
And these are but the things that one can see. The results of the suspense
ander, which the people live it is impossible to estimate-the distress of
losing friends, the separation of children from parents, the fear of being
caught while working in the fileds. The vague sense of overshadowing evil
numbs them. Districts once well peopled are now almost depopulated.
English, German and. other firms of cocoa manufacturers have now ex
pressedi their disapproval in the most practical terms, namely, that they will
not buy slave-grown produce. Now let the United States do her share and
demand that the raw cocoa used in her factories shall be grown by free
The Temptation of
The State University
l Ey Henry S. Pritchett
URING its fifty years of history the state university has also
J .^^^ ? suffered, as to its standards and ideals, from the same causes
? ? which have affected other universities-the prevailing Amer
112 lean superficiality and the rage for numbers.
? In this matter the state institutions have sometimes
found themselves under stronger temptations than even
the privately endowed colleges. The strongest appeal to
the legislator has hitherto been on the score of numbers.
When the members of the legislature has been told that the
state university, or the state school of agriculture and mechanic arts, was
overcrowded by. the hundreds of students which thronged its halls, he has not
generally given any thought to the methods by which these students were
brought tlher?; still less has he appreciated that in many cases they were ob
tained by the .rankest advertisin0' and by openly robbing the high schools. For
the; purpos'i of impressing -he legislature, a student has been a student,
whether he happened to be studying elementary arithmtic in the sub-freshman
classes or scientific agriculture in the college. The registration lists of stu
dents intsome of these colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts remind
one of the inventory of the Kansai; farmer, who, in advertisement of an auc
tion sale, announced thirty-two head of stock. When the stock came to be
sold, the thirty-two head were found to embrace two horses, one mule, one
cow, and twenty-eight hens. No institution which approaches a legislature i
with such an argument can reasonably object when the politicians seek to ?
play tho fame game with the college.-The Atlantic. j ?
White Slave Dealers
Ey flora Elatch De Forest
URELY no greater proof is necessary to convince us that me
opinion and the Influence of women are not reflected in the
S"CF man-made laws of today than the present law bearing on the
traffickers in white slaves.
?5> ' A lenient Judge could, if he wished, let off the offender
H with the scandalously small punishment of one year in jail
^-fwvX" Sf or fle may miP036 a fine of DUt $1,000. This horrible crime,
^C?X?X^?^ therefore, of forcing innocent girls into a lite which statis
tics show leads to death in five years on an average-this
crime ls considered by our law makers of today less than murder, less than
manslaughter, less than larceny, less than theft.
But our men law makers go one step further than this. The law further
provides that "no conviction shall be had under this section upon the testi
mony of a female." So If the mother or sister of the girl that has been wrong
ed rises up to accuse the guilty, her testimony is swept aside by men as of no
And yet men say that we are well protected under, the present laws and
'that they can preserve the purity of the home without our active public help.
?SViwyw , . The.. ^rtrr-s^SQ
? Value of Thoughtful Habits \
k - k
* Ey Clayton Sedgwick Cooper
N the last analysis, perhaps the most abiding benefit of col
X lege life is that influence which is crystallized into habit dur
+ lng these formative days. The college man may forget bis
* college enthusiasms and his emotions. Much of the "college
* spirit," whatever that may be, of undergraduate days evap
?-:~??l<*'t"M** orates in contact with the practical and serious world. Hab
*M~:'*t*;"i~?t Its of 'hese early daysl however, are persistent and usually
J********* permanent in after life. These Bible studies now tised by
I students are arranged with a view to assist college men in
the formation of habits of daily study and meditation. As a reminder of the
things that, are most morth while, this habit has become valued by thousands
of students. I was greatly impressed to find that one of the most representa
tive leaders In an Institution in the Middle West was rising at five o'cock in
the morning in order to spend an hour a day In thpughtfu meditation and study
relative to one of these student courses. His room-mate said to me: "I attri
bute the splendid equilibrum and balanced judgment of this busy man to this
thoughtful habit which he has practiced for more than two years."-From The
Things We Should Copy.
As Col. Roosevelt has Just said, tie
new industrial and factory world
brings astounding economic problems.
We may yet have even to compele
.with the Eastern world in the factory
and industrialisms, and we cannot af
ford, through prejudice, not to adopt
their most valuable economics in foocs
abd in dO.tb.ittg. especially when tfcfcse
have points greyly better than ours
Phases of Lent.
Keeping Lent ought to have som?
effect on the high cost ct" living. The
'high cost of flying certainly .has a de
clfled effect on keep?ag Lent. Ask
the pawnbrokers.-Philadelphia North
Tiro sudden demand fer popular edA
ueaito'n* in China is shown by the fact
that the school attendance in oae
in taste, healthfulness and comfort.-- . province has increased 8008 percent
T"lp in the. New York Press. j -ic five years.
UNCLE Sffl.-HT MONEY IS
"-Cmloon by \
Interviews Gathered Here
surance That Stock
Cannot Halt Wa
New York City.-Emphasizing the
basic soundness of the prosperity of
the United States, despite the depres
sion of stock prices through artificial
courses, the Herald prints interviews
with leading bankers and business
men of the country.
In a special cable from ' Carlsbad
Jules S. Bache expresses the belief
that the recent market depression
was caused by "disappointed railroad
veterans" as a protest against the
new railroad law. Henry G. Ickel
heimer agrees-with Mr. Sache that
intrinsic values have been enhanced
rather than depressed, and John F.
Carroll ioins Mr. Bache looking for
ward for results that will benefit the
Postmaster-General Hitchcock sees
In the reduction of the deficit of the
Postofilce Department to the extent of
$10,000,000, involving an immensely
increased volume of postal business,
an indisputable evidence of the fun
damental strength of the nation's
finances. He also points optimisti
cally to the hopeful outlook and
bountiful crops in thc West and
FILL STORAGE HOUSES \
Never Such Quantities Laid by For Fi
' Merest and Expenses Piling
Meet Next Winter Frond
^wrf ' . ?
New York City.-Butter and eggs
are now stored in the warehouses of
New York and vicinity in greater
quantities than ever before at this
time of year. Last year's figures on
storage and prices made high records,
un to that time, but they aro exceed
ed by the totals of the present month.
Butter is now higher than it has be-m
in July of any other-year since the
Civil War times.
The figures were contained in a re-1
port completed from twenty-nine of j
the thirty-two food warehouses in the
metropolitan district. This report
shows that 2,234,000 C-ISCF, each con
taining thirty dozens of eggs, arc now
in stora.se, while a year ago the total
was 1,911,000 cases. Never before
has the total in t?cese warehouses ex
ceeded 2,000,000 cases in July.
Receipts of eggs have not been
greatly in excess of those of last year,
so some.of the dealers infer that a
speculative movement has something
to do with the conditions. The re
ceipts for the last two months have
been 2,417,000 cases, while in the
same two months of last year 2,300,
000 cases were received. The storage
of eggs began in April. ?
The best grades of eggs going into
storage are quoted at twenty-three
cents a dozen In car lots. They are
Western eggs, and two years ago sim
ilar grades were sold at eighteen
cents. Fresh Eastern eggs, which
are now quoted at twenty-four to
twenty-seven cents a dozen in the
wholesale markets, were sold for
twenty-five cents a year ago.
All the egg prices will be increased,
the dealers say, by the warehouse
expenses, interest charges and profit
when the eggs are taken from the
warehouses for consumption next fall
and winter. .
The total amount of butter now in
storage in the metropolitan district
warehouses is placed at 83,820,000
pounds. A year ago the total was
23,788,000 pounds. The receipts of
butter in the last two months have
amounted to 570,000 tubs of sixty
pounds each; last year's total re'ceipts
in the two months was 520,000 tubs.
The best grades of butter, called
"specials/' were quoted at twenty-'
nine and a quarter cents wholesale,
which is- two and three-quarter cents
a pound more than a year ago.
Two Boy Wild Berry Tickers
of Maine Earn $120.
West Paris, Me.-Harold Webster
and Archie Snow, of West Paris, aged
seventeen and eighteen respectively,
have earned $12 6 picking wild ber
ries. Snow declares he will use. his
share of the money to help pay for a
college course. This has been an un
usually favorable season for berries
and they are abundant and of large
size. The boys sold the fruit to near
by summer resorts and became very
popular with the large number of va
cationists. _ _._
Women in Day's News.
A German baron said two rich, ti
tle-hunting New York girls had pro
posed marriage to him.
Mrs. Clifford B. Harmon accompan
ies her husband .in ten-minute aero
plane flights at Garden City course,
The University of Illinois conferred
on Mrs. Ella Flagg Young the degree
of Doctor of Laws at the commence
Announcement of the betrothal of
A. Murray Young-and Marion Story's
widow, both of New York .City, was 1
ruadean Paris. J
ON MB. BULL EVERY TIME."
V. A. Rogers, in the New York Herald.
: of. Business len
and Abroad Reflect As
ive of Progress.
H OF POSTAL BUSINESS
One of the most desperate attempts
on record to influence the stock mar
ket was perpetrated by the publica
tion in a malicious report, from an
apparently authenticated source, that
Germany had repudiated the Monroe
Doctrine and intended to do as she
pleased in South and Central Ameri
Fortunately, the absolute falsity of
tb 2 report was so speedily and so au
thoritatively exposed that but little
damage was done-, but it is quite pos
sible that the Federal authorities will
proceed against those responsible for
thi3 last rash and stop-at-nothing ef
fort at stock jobbing, with its mis
chievous possibility of stirring up en
mity between two friendly nations.
Washington bankers believe that
the temporary depression of securi
ties is duo to a misinterpretation of
the Government's attitude toward the
Western capitalists declare that
crop prospects, even with a possible
wheat shortage, are most encourag
ing. Paul Morton's opinion that this
is no longer a one crop country has
found wide approval.
mm BUTTER AND EGGS
lture Use at This Time of the Year
Up-Big Charges For Users to
se thc Highest of Prices.
The phenomenon of increased
quantities of butter and eggs in stor
age with higher prices in thc market
is causing much talk among the
wholesale dealers on the west side.
The explanation offered by some of
their number is that Western pack
ing companies made contracts earlier
in the year to take the butter and
eggs from the farmers at high prices,
and so they were comnelled to main
tain prices to ri'otect themselves from.!
losses. If the current receipts of thc
products were nov.- offered for imme
diate consumption prices woukl drop,
and so most of the eggs and butler
coming here of late has gone into
One of thc wholesale dealers said
that the packing companies may nlso
have as an object in keeping up
prices of butter that people may get
the habit of using oleomargarine as a
substitute. While butter was at its
highest retail prices last winter much
more oleomargarine was sold than
ever before in this country.
Dealers said that they do not seo
any reason for expecting a reduction
this year in the cost of living in the
items of butter and eggs.
STATE FAIRS IX 1010.
Iowa-Des Moines, August 25
New York-Syracuse, Septem
Oklahoma - Oklahoma City,
September 27-October 9.
Illinois - Springfield, Septem
ber 30-October 5.
Missouri - Sedalia, October
' Terras-Dallas, October 15-30. j
Governor of Floridn Suggests
Pension For Mother of Thirteen.
Pensacola, Fla.-Mr. and Mrs. T.
Barberi, of this city, have received
from Governor Gilchrist a handsome
spoon bearing the seal of the State of
* Married nineteen years ago, the
wife Is now only thirty-seven, but
Mr. and Mrs. Barberi arc the parents
of thirteen children. Six of the chil
dren are twins. Governor Gilchrist
suggested that the Legislature pass
an act allowing the parents a pen
A new Danish Cabinet was formed,
with Klaus Bernstein as Premier.
A record breakingnumber of Amer
ican travelers have urriv2d in London.
Pressure was brought to bear on
the State Department to stop thc war
The social season is dull and the
opera is suffering from lack of pat
ronage in London.
Charles Ki Hamilton, announced
that he "was tSrough" with the bi
plane and was having au^ aenoplane
IN OLD SOUTH CAROLINA
Cream of the News Gathered From
AU Sections of the Commonwealth
For Our Many Beaders. .
C?nvfct Died After Whipping.
Thursday afternoon W. H. Wood
ward, superintendent of gang No. 2
of the Aiken county ehaingang, was
brought to Aiken and lodged in jail,
charged with the murder of James
Mitchell, a convict who died at the
camp several weeks ago. The war
rant on which Woodward was arrest
ed, was sworn out by Anderson High
tower, father-in-law of James Mitch
At the time of Mitchell's death the
jury of inquest rendered a verdict to
the effect that Mitchell came to his
death from being compelled to work
while sick. The inquest was not en
tirely satisfactory to all parties con
cerned, and Coroner Johnson reopen
ed the inquest, and rc empaneled the
jury, which rendered the same ver-,
diet a second time.
Mitchell was seut to the gaug for
a short term. After working a few
hours he is alleged to have been
whipped. After striking him a few
times, it is said, Mitchell told Mr.
Woodward that he w*^, sick. This
was the first time JVft Woodward
knew of his being sick, mi states, and
he immediately sent him to the camp.
He remained too sick to work that
day, and the night of the following
day Dr. W. S. Kubanks was sent for
to administer to him. That was Sat
urday night, and he died about 3
o'clock Sunday morning.
Third Cotton Mill foi- Newberry.
The building of a third cotton mill
in Newberry is an assured fact. Sub
scriptions are being taken and the
enterprise is backed up by some of
the best and most influential busi
ness men in the city. It is hoped
to get a mill of at least $400.000 capi
tal and to break dirt hy the first of
Sep druber. Large blocks of stock are
being taken by home people which
insures its local popularity.
Machins for Making Bottle?.
Machine-made bottles, an absolute
ly new departure in the glass blowing
industry, are being turned out by the
Carolina Glass company, at Columbia.
A large order for machine-made bot
tles, which are said to be better than
the hand-blown ones in that Lhcy are
of a un if onn thickness throughout
and ?%o not vary in their holding ca
pacity, has been recently bocked by
Higher Price for Convict Labor.
Following a series of meetings of
the directorate of the State prison
the labor of 300 convicts was let to
John M. Graham under a new con
tract which will net the State more
than $1,500 in addition to previous
years results. The labor is worth
$000 per year. The price paid per
man i> higher under the new contract.
John Graham held a contract for
twenty years until this winter.
' 'Never Again," Cay Insurance Agent
In accordance with the suggestion
of President Cofield Friday the mem
bers of the South Carolina Fire In
surance Association of Agents at Co
luml.ia. parsed resolutions to the ef
fect that they will not again sign the
contract not to accept more than 15
per cent commission from any com
pany and that the members who have
signed this agreement will disregard
the same hereafter.
Clemson College Institutes.
The Clemson college authoritios
will hold two farmers' institutes ini
Newberry county, one at Keitl'?
grove July 27; the other at Young's1
grove July 28._
First Eegiment Goes to Aiken.
The First Regiment, National
Guard of South Carolina, will go intd
camp at Aiken on July 29 for teri
Successful Meeting Hardware Men
After one of thc most successful
conventions in its history, the sixth
annual meeting of the Retail Hard?
ware Association of the Carolinas
adjourned Thursday at Charleston
after selecting Asheville as thc next
place of meeting and electing tin
President. W. H. Smith, of Gaffrfey;
vice president, A. L. Phipps, Dur
ham; second vice president, M. Bon
noitt, Darlington; third vice presi
dent, 0ti3 Green, Asheville, secre
tary and treasurer, T. W. Dixon; an*,
delegates to the national conve-iticn
next year M. Bonncit and T. W. Dixon
The^State Ezcunion Over C., C. & O.
After a conference of officials of
the C., C. & O., on the matter of the
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
excursion over that road, it w?as given
out by Mr. Mandel, traveling passen
ger agent, that the dates chosen for
the excursion are July 26, 27 and 28.
The train will leave Spartanburg at
8:30 o'clock on the morning of the
2G, arp'i returning will arrive in Spar
tanburg at 7:30 o'clock on the evening
$2,000,000 Cotton Case Dismissed.
In fewer words perhaps than it
has taken the Supreme Court to tell
of much less important cases, that'
tribunal, in an opinion being handed
down by Justice Eugene B. Gray, dis
misses the appeal of W. G. Mullina
in the now famous cotton tare, ease
involving nearly $2.000,000. Tho
court says:,"The facts are set out in
the order' of his honor the circuit
judge whish is affirmed for the
reasons thorein stated." Appeal dis
INTERESTING STATE NEWS
Column of Current Events Caight
in Evsry County From Coast to
Another Supreme Judge Needed
The supreme , court of South Caro
lina may have au additional justice
when thc legislature meets next via
tor. Before^ this \ can happen, how
ever, the people must vote for an
amendment to the State constitution
in accordance with the joint resolu
tion-passed at the last session of the
general assembly proposing to ameud
section 12 of the constitution.
The present membership of the su
preme court in this state is: Chief
justice, Ira B. Jones, Lancaster;
Justices Eug?ne B. Gary, Columbia;
C. A, Woods, Maiion, aud D. E. Hy
The salary attached to the position
of justice is $3,000 per year.
The argument advanced in favor
of increasing the number of supreme
court justices is to eliminate the mat
ter of a divided court. When the
court stauds two and two now, either
the appeal is lost, or the court must
call an en bade session of the circuit
Sen. Smith on Cotton Bull Victory. ?
That the cotton bulls have won a
victory ov?r Attorney General Wiek
ersham and that the latter withdrew
the indictments against them because
he has seen the error of his way, is
the opinion of United States Sena
tor E. D. Smith.
He points out the fact that cotton
has climbed a dollar a bale in spite
of the closing of mills, curtailment
and all other bear influences thus
indicating the adverse influence of.
governmental interference with tr?de.
He predicted that cotton would
continue to rise until the prices in
October would make the present prices
Tried to Skin Spartanburg Bank.
William S. Clark, of Newport,
Tenn., was arrested at Chicago, after
unsuccessfully attempting to deposit
$40,000 of alleged fradulent cashiers
checks-drawn on the Spartanburg
.National bank, at the bank of the
Illinois Trust and Savings company,
at Chicago. The police say they
found $17,000 of the?e checks on
Clark's person when he was searched.
Clark is reported to have made a
confession, in which he is 'quoted as
saying that he intendecl drawing in-,
terest on the check deposits to open,
a line of wheat deals.
Clark was masquerading under the
name of "A. R. Swan."
Cclored Convict Suicides.
Henry Mars, a colored convict at
the State penitentiary, committed
suicide Friday by leaping from the
third tier in the new prison build
ing and fracturing his skull on the
cement flooring below. Mars was a"?
life termer fer murder, from Abbe
Darlington Hw Mill Fever Too.
;. Thc city of Darlington 'will add
another cotton mill. It is proposed
to begin with $300.000 anacin a short
time double the canacity, having a
mill with 40,000 spindles.
Every Town Should Do This.
A syndicate was organized a year
ago at Darlington for the purpose of.
guaranteeing to the farmer the best
pric3S for cotton sold on the local
market. It is a body made up entire
ly of the business men of town, and
the funds necessary to carry on their
work are furnished by them. They
engaged a cotton buyer last season,
and instructed him to be on the
ground nt all times, and see that every
bale that was brought to market was
taken at the very highest market quo
tations. The cotton marketed last
year as a result amounted to far
mare than thc town had ever receiv-.
Lightning Printed Picture on Back.
On the body of Frank Miller, a
young farmer, whbf was killed by
lightning at Lancaster, was imprinted
a perfect picture of the tree under
which he was standing when he was
killed. The outlines of the tree were
perefctly depicted, even to the small
est ' branches.
Col. C. B. Yeadon of "Sumter,.
Major Calder B. Yeadon, command
ing the Second battalion of the Sec
ond Regiment, National Guard, has
been elected lieutenant colonel of the
regiment to succeed Col Charles T.
Lipscomb, lately promoted to the
head of thc regiment.
$75,000 Canning Factory. 1
Georgetown is tp have something
new and something that has been
needed for a long time, that is a
canning factory. The company has
been organized with a capital stock
of $75,000, all of which has' been
New Railroad Through Darlington.
A petition has been circulated
among the residents and freeholders
of Darlington, asking for an election
on the question of voting $20.000
worth of bonds to pay for thc right
of way through the town for the
new railroad', cf which Mr. Bonsai
i's the president, coming here from
McBee, on the Seaboard Air Lin?
Practically every person approached
has signed the petition and it now
seems election will bc mere formality.
Biographies of Secession Signers.
Tho South Carolina Confederate
Veterans are to meet in the city of
Spartanburg in August and the
Herald of that city is now making
preparations to issue a special edi
tion on the "day tbs Convention opens.
One feature of this edition is to com
prise brief biographical sketches of
each of the signers of the Ordinance
of Secession , and Mr. J. Frank
Fooshc, of Winnsboro, is assisting
Editor Hearon, of the Herald, ia
gathering the material fer this special