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COTTON ?INNINGS TO JANUARY t
Tot?I for Season, 12,910,257 Bales;
For Sooth Carolina, 1,173,549.
Washington, Jan. 9.- The eighth
cotton ginning report of the census
bureau for the season, issuod at 10
o'clock this morning, announced that
12,919,257 hales of cotton, counting
round as half bales, of the growth of
1912. had been ginned prior to Wed
nesday, January 1, lo which date,
during thc past Bevon years, the ?in
ning averaged 92.8 per cent of the
Last year, to January 1, there had
been ginned 14,317,002 l?ales. ur
lt2. l per cent nf thc entire crop; in
lillis to that dato, 12,465,298 bales.
Dr '.'?"..'.'< per cent, and in 1906 to that
dat?1 11,7 11 ,039 bales, or '.?II. I pel
Included in the ginnings were 77.
71?7 round hale-, compared with 90.
227 hales last year, IOU,292 hales in
i .i m. ii 3,949 bales m 1 909 and
220,572 bales ni 1908.
The nuiii'er ot' sea island cotton
bales Included were 07.397. com
pared with 105,988 bales last year.
89,61 bales in 1909, and S0,:.2S
bales in 1 908.
Cinnings prior to January 1, by
States, with comparisons fur last
year and other big crop years, and
the percentage of the entire crop gin
ned prior to that date in those years,
i < 11111 u :
States--Year: Ginnings. Per Ct.
19 12 . 1,289,576
1911.1,618,510 95 . r>
1908 . 1,302,338 97. S
1906.1.190.0(12 '.?.") . 9
I'.tl 2. 7:12.2 10
10 1 1 . 786,329 80. ti
1908. 1110,12a 91.4
1906. 73 1.r> 17 81.8
t;ii2. r.f>,oi8 -
1 !l 1 1. 86,4 2 I IH . 5
1908. ?().85.-> 94.7
1H06. 59,011 96.0
1912 . 1,767,016 -
19 11.2,02:1.917 9I1.9
1908. 1,930,783 97.7
1900. 1,571.582 90 . 3
1912. 367,195 -
1911. 3r?2.r)03 9 2.6
1908 . tr>3.2 10 97.1
1906. 836,459 87.5
19 1 2 . 937,356 -
19 11 . 1,047,299 89.6
1908 . 1,522,100 93.9
1906. 1,289.294 80.9
North Carolina -
1912 . 857.303 -
19 11. 975,223 80.0
1908 . 047,50.-) 94.7
1900 . 571,628 93.5
19 12. 946,453 -
19 11. 90(1.1119 88 . 6
I 90S. 525,6 1 0 95 . 1
I 9 0 0 . 701,814 80. 5
19 12 .1,173,54 9
1 li I I.1.508.7:.:: 89 . 2
I 908 .I.I 76,220 90 . 7
1906 . 8 0 8,9 7 7 95.2
19 12 . 248,506 -
19 11. 381.281 .ss . 7
I ;MIS. 3 17,011? ?i 1 . 9
1906 . 241,838 82.5
19 12.1.41 6,9 3 2
19 11.3,926,059 95 . 0
1 90s. 3,486,007 90 . 1
1 '.KU;. 3,626,1 I 7 9 1. 0
19 12. 82,013 -
I !' 1 I. I 1 0,29 S 79. 4
I90S. 07.777 92.7
1906 . 52.7 10 77.2
The ginnings ol' sea island cotton,
prior to January I. by States, follow:
Vears. Fla. (ia. S. C.
.19 12 .... 2 1,0S 1 39,526 0,79 1
19 11 .... 38.091 63,099 4,798
1909 .. . .27,532 19.9 I I 12,135
1908 .... 32,696 I 1,049 I 2.781
The next ginning report will tn- is
sued Thursday, January 23, at le .1.
in., aad will announce tho quantity
. e." cotton ginned prior to Wednesday,
January 15 th.
Slot) Howard, $100.
The readers ot this paper will be
pleased to learn thal there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able to cur" in all its stages, and
that is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
I? the only positive cnn? now known
to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system,
thereby destroying the foundation of
the disease, and giving the patient
Strength by building np the constitu
tion ami assisting nature in doing its
work. The proprietors have so much
faith in Its curative powers that they
offer ono hundred dollars for any
case that it fails to cure. Send for
list of testimonials. Address:
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by all druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
Governor Blouse has granted a pa
role to Clarence Harber, of Chester
county, sentenced to serve twelve
years for manslaughter. Harber was
con' .'cted in 1910.
JOHN I>. It. HAH NO FRIENDS.
So Sayn Brother Frank-Sidelights
On High Finance.
Belvidere, Kans., Jan. 9.-"That
brother of mine, John I). Rockefeller,
1? thc most lonesome man in all tho
world; there is no man who walks
the earth that he can call his real
friend." Krank Rockefeller, of Belvi
dere, Cleveland and New York, is
quoted as saying
Rockefeller is spending some time
at his big ranch near here, where he
coin?s every winter for a few weeks'
vacation. He is a brother of John j
1). and William Rockefeller, who has
been leading the government a chase
which has now ended, as a witness,
and was for twenty years genera!
Held man for Standard Oil. His 15,
000-acre ranch in this county is call
ed "Rockefeller's million-dollar play
"I'd rather live on a 150-acro
Western homestead, with a home
steader's usual fare, than ll vii like
John I), does In his palace's. He's the
most lonesome man on the face of the
earth, lie can call no man 'friend,' "
continued Frank Rockefeller.
Says Jolui D. is Ostracized.
"John I).," he ls quoted as remark
ing, "has been relegated to the back
ground by all tho big business men
with whom he once did business.
None of them will have anything to
do with him. They don't Uko his
way of doing business.
"Anyway, brother William is worth
.">() per cent more money than John
D. is, but peoplo don't know it. John
1). hasn't reinvested his money for
many years and is practically out of
the game. Ho has the income of his
investments, but nothing more. Wil
liam invests and reinvests, and to
day is worth one-half again as much
as John D."
Frank Rockefeller is seventy, as
straight as an arrow, weighs 217
pounds ard ls an athlete. Regard
less of his appearance while In New
York or Cleveland, when in Kansas
Mr. Rock? iler looks just like an
ordinary rancher. And he acts like
one, too. He can ride any horse on
the ranch; he can out swear any cow
boy on the placo and he can use as
much tobacco in a day as the noxt
His Financial Views.
Rockefeller talks very interesting
ly of the financial problems of the
"The greatest question is the
trusts, and how to handle them," he
says. "The problem cannot be solved
by Congress, because the individual
members aro not broad enough. It
must be solved by a body of men
with commercial training.
"For instance: The Reef trust is
controlled by one of the smartest sets
of men in the country. And the gov
ernment sent Jim Garfield to investi
gate them. Garfield was bright
enough, but he had no commercial
training. Everybody knows the re
sult. Nothing of value was gained.
' The suit against Standard Oil was
a complete failure. Tho proper
method was not employed. The oil
intorests are stronger to-day than be
fore the dissolution, and they occupy
a position of power they never dream
ed of before the conn order dissolved
Regulating the Trusts.
"Before, there was just ono com
petitor for the independents to light.
Now there are 34 'competitors,' all
working together. And all because
some one blundered. The only di
rect and immediate result was that
the oil interests cleaned up $180,000,
000 in a jiffy.
"A similar blunder was made in
the Tobacco case, and the Tobacco
people made $90,000,000 in short
"Rig men must meet big men. A
body ol* men with commercial train
ing would know just how to go about
this business, but men of the caliber
now working upon these cases will
scarcely do the country any good.
They know tho end they desire to
reach, but they don't know the road
DOOKS BY PARCELS DOST.
Congress Will Probably Amend Fxisi
ing Law us tr> Printed Mutter.
Washington, Jan. 10.-Il is likely,
in tho judgment of authorities of the
post office department, to be only a
short time until books and other
printed matter now handled as third
class mail at eight cents a pound,
will be made mallabie as parcel post
matter. Steps, it. became known *o
day, already have been taken to In
duce- Congress so to amend the par
cels post act as to permit printed
matter to be sent by parcels ? ost.
In line with tills idea, Post! VS ter
General Hitchcock decided -day
that senders of parcel post pacKages
containing merchandise might en
close printed matter descriptive of
the contents without, affecting their
classification. His order is au amend
ment to the existing parcel post regu
lations which provide that the inclu
sion In a package of any printed mat
ter subjects the entire package to tho
third-class rato of postage. ?
?LAFLIN SWEPT BY FLAMES.
Administration Building Destroyed
IA>.SS $75,000 fc> $100,000.
Orangeburg, Jan. 9.-Orangeburg
was visited by one of the largest lires
in its history this morning when the
large main building of Clan In Uni
versity, a negro college supported by
tho Northern Methodist Church, was
practically destroyed by fire. The
alarm was sent In about 11.40 o'clock
this morning, and when the fire de
partment reached the scene the roof
was a mass of llamos. Tho origin of
the Uro is a mystery. When discov
ered tho lire was a roaring (lame, ap
pearing to have been burning some
Tho main building was a three
story brick structure and a very large
building. In this building were lo
cated class rooms, girls' dormitory,
president's office and other offices,
dining room, kitchen annex, etc. All
of the students were gotten out of
tho building In safety. A large
amount of the students' personal ef
fects were saved and some personal
property of the college, but the loss
of personal property was great.
The large malu building of the
Stato college for negroes, which is a
four-story building, was in close prox
imity to the fire, but at no time was
in serious danger of destruction.
About two years ago Badham Hall,
girls' dormitory of tho State college,
was destroyed by fire, entailing a loss
of about $20,000.
There was a stiff wind during the
fire, but luckily the wind blew In the
most favorable direction to prevent
t:>e spread of fire to adjoining build
ings. Although the firemen fought
valiantly, the wind fanned the flames
and the building was reduced to
ashes, except the kitchen "annex,
which was saved.
The building destroyed was val
ued at between $75,000 and $100,
000. The insurance carried upon the
building amounted to $50,000 and
on the furniture $5,000, making a
total of $55,000 insurance. Dr. L. M.
Danton, president.of Claflln Univer
sity, stated that the school would
run smoothly along, as plenty of
room would be provided in other
buildings for class rooms and dormi
tory accommodations. Dr. Dunton
stated that the administration build
ing would be rebuilt as soon as pos
sible and that a magnificent structure
would be erected to replace the one
destroyed. The present Claflin Uni
versity plant is valued at over $3 00,
AN ILL-FATED BOAT.
Nineteen Perish When Steamer on
Tombigl>oe Uiver Explodes.
.Mobile, Ala., Jan. 10.-Nineteen
perished and 2 2 were injured when
the steamer James T. Staples ex
ploded on tho Tombigbee river yes
terday n?ar Bladon Springs. Tho
captain, the pilot, the engineer, the
second clerk, all Mobile men, are
among the dead.
Four negroes are known to have
he^pi killed, and I 1 missing are be
lieved to bo dead.
One week ago Capt. Norman Sta
ples, who built the boat, committed
suicide here, following financial re
Sore Throat I
Sloan's Liniment gives I
quick relief for cough, cold, I
hoarseness, sore throat, I
croup, asthma, hay fever I
Mn. A CBS HT W. PRICK,of Frodorda,
Kan., writes : " Wo uso Sloan's Lini
ment in Hi" family and fintl it an ex
cellent relief f<>r Colds and buy fever
Attacks, lt .stops coughing and guoox
iijg almost instantly."
RELIEVED SORE THROAT.
MRS, T.. n1tKWK.11, of Modeilo.Fla.,
writes: I bought ono bottle of your
Liniment and itdld monti the good in
the world. My throat was very Boro,
and lt cured ino ot my trouble."
GOOD FOR COLD AND CROUP. B
MR. W. H. STRANOK, 8721 Elmwood I
Avonuo, Chican.?, BI?, writes: "A Ut- ?
tlo boy next door had croup. 1 gave I
the mother Sloan's Liniment to try. ?
She gavo him titree drops on sugar I
brfor? going to bed, and ho got up I
without tho croup lu tho morning."
Pr loo, 28o?w BOG m, $1mQO I
HI H ill OF CLEMSON GOUDGE.
"I Am Responsible for Clemson Col
lege," Says Dr. J. W. Daniel.
(News and Courier Special.)
Walterboro, Jan. 9.-"I am respon
sible for Clemson College, and I am
proud of lt," was said by Dr. J. W.
Daniel, presiding elder of Charles
ton District, at a meeting of the board
of stewards at the first quarterly con
ference, held Sunday night, at Bethel
To a newspaper man present this
was rather a startling statement. Sen
ator H. It. Tillman has been receiv
ing cedit for the achievement in this
neck of the woods, and doubtless in
every other "neck" where the state
ment of Dr. Daniel has not been
heard. So the newspaper man pres
ent sat up and took notice.
Th;- discussion of the efforts being
made to raise funds for the purchase
of the new district parsonage in
Charleston caused the remark. Dr.
Daniel is very much interested In this
recent purchase by the Methodists of
the Charleston District, and was ask
ed by a member of the board to tell
tho(.e present about it. This occur
red in one of those delightful infor
mal lKiiiods punctuating all of Dr.
Daniel's meetings with the stewards
of his district, when be becomes rem
He said that when he was quite a
young man, having just entered the
ministry, be was sent 'o the Old Pen
dleton charge. At th.it 'imo Thomas
G. Clemson was an old. eccentric
man, and a sceptic. He had never
been known to go to church, but af
ter several visits by Dr. Daniel, he
came at once to his church. Dr. Dan
iel said there seemed to spring up a
liking for him by the old man, who
was quite a talker.
About this time a meeting of the
local Agricultural Fair Association
was held, and Governor Perry was
present as a speaker. Attention was
thus directed to thc subject of agri
cultural development. Shortly after
this Col. Simpson came to see Dr.
Daniel, and In conversation Informed
him that Mr. Clemson was thlnk'i.g
of leaving his i>ossesslons to f.und a
mining college. Col. Simpson, being
an alumnus of Wofford College, was
anxious to get this property for his
alma mater. Dr. Daniel said to Col.
"It would be foolish for Mr. Clem
son to leave his money to found a
college on mines or mining, as there
is nothing to mine in this Stato but
a few fish bones down on the coast,
aud if he wants to found a college,
why doesn't he found an agricultural
college?" Col. Simpson, Dr. Daniel
said, was very much impressed with
the suggestion and stated that he was
going right over and suggest it to Mr.
Clemson, which he did, and Mr. Clem
son at obce became quite enthusias
'.This," said Dr. Daniel, "was the
birth of Clemson College, which has
become such a sp ndid school. Mr.
Tillman and other nay not like me
to say this, but these are facts."
After the meeting adjourned Dr.
Daniel was asked by the reporter if
he had any objection to the use of
his remarks relative to the founda
tion of Clemson College. "None what
ever," was the reply. "They are facts,
so why should I mind?"
It requires no stretch of the imagi
nation, to one who knows Dr. Daniel,
to believe that this was the real birth
of Clemson College. A close student
of conditions am! affairs, and with
an intensely prac*!' M mind, such a
suggestion was but a logical sequence.
A book, which is now in tho hands of
the publishers, written by bim, shows
how very practical he can be. This
book, "The Pottom Hail," will create
a sensation, it is predicted, when lt
comes from the press, and perhaps
will have as far reaching effects as
the suggestion to Mr. Clemson that
ho leave his money to found an agri
Sir Isaac Pitman Centennial.
All over the world elaborate prep
arations are being made for the cen
tennial celebration of Slr Isaac Pit
man, tho great lOnglish stenographer.
Porn January 4, 1813, at Trowbridge.
Wiltshire,longland. This great scholar
devoted most of his life to the study
of phonography and shorthand. He
was the Inventor of the celebrated
Pitman system of phonography,which
he later applied to shorthand. He was
for fifty years tho editor of the Pho
nographic Journal, also known as the
Phonetic Journal. He was also
greatly interested in the reform of
English spelling. He was knighted
In 1894 In recognition of his ser
vices to stenography. Ho died at
Bath, January 22, 1897.
For Worn-out Pastors.
A dispatch from Camden, Tenn.,
says that tho will of A. I). Vick, a
P '((minent citizen who died Monday,
makes provision for the building of
a home for aged and worn-out Meth
odist ministers, to bo maintained by
a 160-ucro farm, the remainder of tho
Interest to be devoted to this cause.
ONE-WAY SPRING COLO*
DAILY MARCH IB TO API
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1st and 3d TUESDAYS EAC
in the Northwest United Stat
and connect ii
MINN ESOTA, NORTH DA Iv
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Will send free illustrated li
west United States and full
ern Pacific rates of fare and
quest, lt costs you nothing.
W. W. NEAL, Traveling Pass'r Ag<
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THE WHOOPING COUGH MICROBE
Professor at Harvard Medical School
Makes Important Discovery.
Another important discovery has
been made by an officer of the Har
vard Medical School. Dr. Frank Mal
lory, associate p:ofessorof pathology,
work'ng in 'ne pathological labora
tory of tb j Boston city hospital, has
definitely proved that the symptoms
of whooping cough are caused by the
bacillus pertussis. Dr. Mallory has
described tho lesions characteristic of
the disease and the way in which they
Whooping cough has been ascribed
to various micro-organisms, but only
one has received serious considera
tion, the bacillus pertussis, which was
seen and described by two French
bacteriologists at the Pasteur Insti
tute in Paris in 1902. It was found
?that this micro-organism was con
stantly present in all cases in the
acute stage of whooping cough, but
never In health or associated with any
other diseases. A Russian investiga
tor later confirmed these findings.
Prof. Mallory has demonstrated
not only that the bacillus is found in
connection with the disease, but that.
It Is found In definite connection with
certain characteristic lesions which
are capable of producing the symp
toms of the disease.
Tried Whiskey by Parcels Post.
Savannah, Ga.. Jan. 10.-The acci
dental dropping of a parcels post
package in the post oiflce yesterday
disclosed the fact that liquor dealers
are trying to use the system. About
25 packages from the same addressor
are now being held at the post office.
One and two quarts of whiskey ap
pear to be in each package. They
are fixed up like jewelry packages,
and only the accident disclosed the
nature of the contents. The clerks
noticed the large number of packages
of a similar size. One was dropped,
and immediately the odor of liquor
perinea I cd the entire office. Post
master Baker is holding them for
the order of the addressor, who loses
the amount put on them in parcels
White Soja Beans
Good for forage crops,
proving worn out lands. (
with dense vines. Cucumber:
Cotton and other seeds o'
vitality. The kind that grr<
I fill every want for truck farm, gi
Especially adapted to Southern
creased profits for you. Low |
orders. Every farmer should
and price list before ordering
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H MONTH to many points
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information about North
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DRIFTED ASHORE ON PLANK.
Survivor of Wrecked Steamer Tells
How Shipmates Died.
Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 9.-How the
seamen of the oil tank steamer Rose
crans met death after the vessel
crashed ashore at the mouth of the
Columbia River yesterday morning,
was told to-night by Fred Peters, the
quartermaster, who drifted ashore on
a plank at Tioga. According to Pe
ters, Capt. Johnson, of the Rose
crans, remained to the last at his
post in tho pilot house, directing and
cheering his crew, although he was
suffer ng from a broken leg.
There were eight men on duty at
the time of the disaster and twenty
eight men were in their berths. The
night was a wild one, but it was de
cided by the officer in command that
it would not be too hazardous to at
tempt the entrance into the Columbia
River. In the storm and rain the
man at the wheel, according to
Peters, mistook tho North Head
light for the lightship, which is an
chored off the Columbia, and steered
the ?vessel upon the rocks.
"The backbone of the Rosecrans
was broken, and there was nothing
to do but to wait," Peters said. "Ef
forts to launch the life boats were
futile. Tho wind and waves broke
them from their lashings before any
of the crew could man them. The
men waited calmly for the death that
appeared inevitable. Capt. Johnson
stood at his post, directing the crew,
although his leg had been broken by
a falling spar."
Peters had just talked with Capt.
Johnson, when a big wave washed
over the ship, carrying him over
board. Ile grasped a floating plank
and rode; it for five hours before he"
Anally drifted ashore.
Firemen to Ask Arbitration.
New York, Jan. 9.-The firemen of
fifty Eastern railroads agreed with
Hie railroad managers to-day to ask
assistance of mediators Knapp and
Neill in the controversy over wages,
and working conditions.
Better a tramp in the woods than
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