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Cotton Crop is Put on Mar
ket Earlier Each Year.
Charlotte. July 2??.- The American
Cotton Manufn -lurer will say ?ti ii i -
Improved ruliuro method.-1 uv ouch
Si-a son resp??! ...!>!?.. for mon- mot-.
now crop eotii'ii hoing mariiolod in Au
gu.-t. Tho c? nsus ! ur. au rhow: that
up to the first of tu h.-..-. !'...?::.
lhere wert- ginned 17.::<?'.? bales of new
nop. Up to tho sanio <iaf<- in li'01 tho
record stands ::-Y,-"" halos, windi was
increased in tho season of I9U5 to
843 bales. A.s established by these
figure:- tho crop is maturing earlier
each your bringing into the statistics a
hugo number of hales of new crop cot
ton which are counted in tho old crop.
To remedy this defect and adjust the
record to altered conditions, it has been
urged that the official year be changed
to extend from August 1 to July 31.
This plan was formally endorsed by the
International Cotton Conference held in
Washington on the second of May, and
later by the American Cotton Manufac
turers'! Association at its last conven
tion. Secretary of Atfricultuae James
Wilson and the active officials of the
New York and New Orleans Cotton
Exchanges have described the plan as
a sensible one in communications ad
dressed to C. P. Bryant, secretary of
the American Cotton Manufacturers'
Association. With practically every
party at interest in favor of so desira
ble a change it would seem that it
ought to he made.
Col. Henry G. Hester, secretary of
the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, has
s.gnificd an intention to issue his future
reports as from August 1, as well as at
present from September 1. He has
figures for many years past, and will
give these so that accurate compari
sons can be made, thus obviating any
posible confusion the trade might other
wise labor under.
The trade is also suffering from a
flagrant evil which ought to be prompt
ly remedied. A comparatively insigni
ficantjstock of low grade cotton in New
York warehouses amounting on Mon
day last to only 93,520 bales is used to
hammer futures and punish the mills.
It must be clearly understood that
while this cotton is deliverable on New
York contracts it is mostly made up of
grades so low as to be worthless to the
average spinner. This has enabled the
speculator to depress the price of fu
tures until they commonly rule at a
cent a pound below spots at interior
the South. This is equivalent to one
point in the South. This is equivalent
to one and one-half cents a pound land
ed in the mill warehouses. The manu
facturer is then confronted with the
necessity of selling his goods on the
bar-is of "future" prices and on the
pvher hand must perforce pay the 11-2
cents higher price for actual cotton
when he enters the market.
This is a condition which ought to
have been altered long ago. A very
simple remedy is advocated by the
American Cotton Manufacturers' Asso
ciation, it is proposed that instead of
allowing almost any sort of trash to be
delivered against a contract that the
following rules shall govern:
"Cotton to be of any grade from low
middling to fair inclusive, and if tinged
or Stained, not below low middling in
value (fair color).
"Price to be based on middling, with
additions and deductions for other
grades to be made according to rates of
cotton exchange existing on the after
noon of the day previous to the date of
notice of delivery.
"No certificates of classification to
embrace qualities more than f our-quar
ter grades above, or below, the mean
grade of tho cotton covered in such, cer
"No dusty or gin-cut cotton to be de
liverable. Dusty cotton being defined
as cotton being lessened in value
more than one-eight cent by reason of
No.cotton containing more than one
per cent of sand, or more than one per
cent of burr, or more than one per cent
of any other foreign substance, to be
deliverable under this contract.
"(No cotton to be deliverable under
this contract unless 80 per cent of said
cotton has a staple over 11-16 of an inch
in length, as determined by the classi
-ifNo linters shall deliverable under
Such a contract would enable a spin
ner to accept delivery of cotton on his
purchases of futures and- ensure his
getting spinable grades.* At the same
time a most potent speculative weapon
would be wrested from the hands of the
professional market operator and the
mills would haverth?ir positions mate
rially strengthened. By pressing such
I reforms the organization of manufac
turers amply justifies its. existence.
- Emperor Nicholas ia said to havo
?bown brighter spirits since tho dis
solution of the psrlisment..
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r> **aitfci/va >
/< > * *oo4 because it stands no* ein* ! >
i ? phat?oilly'?or perfect nutrition. \ >
i >. And yet in the matter ol teste** -; j >
< ? ing ?ppet?te, ol giving new i .
.1 strength to the tissues, especially ? < K
M > to th^ nerve^ its action is that < ?
? \ y oi a me4idn^^#^vp?^<p^ J
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Dogs that Know French.
"Oil, it's justa waste of breath to ]
peak English to Bijou, for he doesn't ,
understand anything hut French," was j
the statement made hy the owner of a
beautiful Pomeranian to a guest who |
ha<l been hying in vain to make friends j
wkh the pet dog "I' her hostess. "In |
lar!, we don't want him to hear Kng- (
li.<h spoken Tor fear he'll gel the two
languages mixt -! and thal would ho a J
pity, as hi understands French so per j
"I suppose it /?ef?ii< ridiculous, hut I I
kr ow at least a do/en pet dogs who .
don't und<*r.stand a single word of Kng- '
lish, not a syllable. They know even
thing that's said lo them in French, j
lu '. the 'ninnie any one speaks'Ffiglish j
t'iey assume the most bored expression j
you ever saw on any dog's face.
"You can order them all you like in
English, all to no purpose. The poor
little dears simply don't know what
you're talking about, bm one command
in French will reduce them to subjec
tion in a second. "
Just now in New York the French
understanding dog is much sought after.
Holding a beautiful spaniel on her lap,
a pet dog enthusiast explained the other
day why French was the accepted lan
guage of the thoroughly smart dog
"We have three dogs in our family,
and not one of them understands a word
of English, " she said. "This may seem
strange, but when you consider how
marjy New York families spend several
months each year on the continent,
traveling with French chauffeurs,
French maids, French governesses for
the children, you can readily understand
how easily French becomes the adopted
language of the household. In fact, if
you listen to the groups of children on
their way to school in the morning with
their governesses, you'll find that twice
as much french as English is spoken.
I've noticed it myself many a morning
on 5th avenue, when I've accompanied
the dogs and the children to school.
"Consequent, the dogs don't hear
much else spoken but French and that's
why when English is spoken in their
presence it makes absolutely no impres
sion upon them. Our dogs are with the
children or myself constantly. They
walk and drive with us.
"In the- nursery the children include
the dogs in all their little games.
These are in French and the dogs un-1
derstand every word that's said. I've
seen the tchildren play the same games
in English, but the dogs absolutely re
fuse to take part in the performance.
It's funny, but it's true."-New York
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Fought The Whole Glass.
Many years' agc a. "plebe" at the
naval academy astonished an upper I
class man by going to him and an-,
nouncing, "See here, I don't like the
way my class is being treated,. " The
upper claBS man was nearly surprised
out of his wits, but, recovering from
his Btupor (and only one who knows
the full meaning of '-rate" among the
midshipman can have a correct appre
ciation of what ' that, announcement
from a "plebe" to a upper class man
carried,) the "rating" demanded,
"Middleahipman, do you want to
fight?" "That's what I am looking
for." The fight WEB arranged and the
"plebe" whipped the man, says the
New York Herald. Then another
youngster was supplied, and went
the way of the first, and so on until a !
half dozen had been discomfited.
Sometimes several fights would follow
in succession, when the "plebe" would
say: "Gentlemen, I am tired now.
I'll see you again another day." The
academy authorities found out -what
was in progress and sent for the
"plebe" and then before official au
thority, he announced, "I can whip
the whole class." It turned out that
the "plebe" had been a prizefighter
before entering the academy.
Might Bo Too Late.
This late Dr. Eordman used to relate
thi'j on himself: " I preached a funeral
sermon at one time, and spoke longer;
than was my custom.
"The undertaker was a man of
nervous temperament., ?nd as the
afternoon was going he began to be
anxious to be on the way to the ceme
tery. He finally whispered to one of
my members: 'Does your minister al
ways preach as long as that at fu
" 'Well,' said the brother, 'that is a
good sermon.' -, v
" 'Yes,' said the undertaker^ 'the
sermon is all right, and I helievenn the
resurrection; but I'm afraid if he does
not stop pretty soon ? wiii not get this
man buried in time.* "-Chicago Inter
i- m mm i
lt was not Crape After all.
A New York man was talking about
Opie Read, author and journalist.
"Read, yo- know," he said, ''edited
the Arkarra w Traveler for ten years or
more. They say that in the. sj&hg .of
1885 a reporter for the Traveler died.
He was a fine young chap. ? visitar
to the office the day after1 tho ?tnenJ
found the editor and his staff talking
about their loss disconsolately. f
"?It has 'hean a, ead lev friends,?
the visitor saki; 'a sad loas indeed.'
He atghed and looked about the roomu
'And I arr. pleased A see, ' he went on
'that you commemorate the melancholy
even hy hanging 'up crape.* *
4 *Opie Read frowned. ^
'V'?rupe?\he sakV 'W$e*? do you
ase any crape?*
T ?"Over there/-sat? the vfokor,^ point
ing. . ' ,v .. ? ;:,;>.?- .
!'. ^*CrapVibe ?'-^ Read.
.That' isn't crape; it*? the office ibw
Negro Brute Shot to Death.
Atlanta. Aug. 1. - Floyd Carmichael,
a negro 22 years of age, who was iden
tified by Miss Annie Poole of Lake
wood, a suburb of Atlanta, as the man
who assaulted her early yesterday
morning was shot in front of the Poole
residence in sight of his victim yester
day afternoon hy a posse which cap
After Iho : hooting lhere was erie*? af
"burn him," hut (he county police in
terf- n <!.
Mis Poole, when returning from a
vi. i: til ::> ighhors was attacked hy the
negro anti choked into unconsciousness.
Winn thc alarm was given a posse
quickly formed, hot til?1 negro was not
ca j ?I1.ired until late this afternoon, when
ho was hrought into her presence*. She
cried, "That's him." A volley of
shots quickly followed, killing the
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Squire Ila nett s Ancestry.
Squire Barrett, was a number of years
ago a well-known practitioner at the
Hampden county har. He was eccen
tric, especially about his dress, but un
derneath a rough exterior he was
known to he deeply read and a brilliant
scholar. His wife was given more to
the frivolities of life than to books,
her fad at one time was the family
genealogy. Then she 'Studied hard.
One day a friend met Squire Barrett
and said, "Well, how goes the wife's
"Oh, her tree is all right," said the
squire, with a twinkle in his eye, "but
when she began on mine she had trou
"What was the matter?" asked the
"Well, you see, about the first thing
she struck in my genealogy was a Hud
son river pirate, and she decided to let
him rest for fear something worse
might turn up. " - Boston Herald.
An Opinion of Justice Marshall.
Once as John Marshall, chief justice,
was travelling toward Raleigh, N. C.,
in a stick gig his horse went off the
road and ran over a sapling, so tilting
the vehicle that it could move neither
to the right nor to the left. As the
judge sat thinking up a way out of the
dilemma an old negro came along.
"Old martter," said he, "what for
you don't back your norse?"
The jurist thanked him for the sug
gestion, backed the horse and, promis
ing to leave a dollar at the inn for the
good advice, went on his way. The
negro called at the inn and found the
dollar awaiting him. He took it, look
ed at it and said: j
"He was a gemman for sho', but"- \
tapping his forehead significantly-"he
didn't have much in here."-World's
Pays to Advertise.
When the teacher was absent from
the school-room Billy, the mischievous
I boy of the class, wrote on the black
board, "Billy Jones can hug the giris
better than any boy in school."
Upon her return the teacher called
him up to her desk.
"William, did you write that?" Bhe
asked, pointing to the blackboard.
"Yes, mVaW' said Billy.
"WelL you may stay af ter school,"
said she> "as punishment. "
The other pupils waited for Billy to
come out, and then tluiv began guying
"Got a lickhY, didn't you?"
"Nope," said Billy.
"Got jawed?" '
"What did she do?" they asked..
"Shan't tell," said Billy, "but it
pays to advertise."-Ladies' Home
Journal. '*v * . ' ^
Brief and to the Point
A postmaster general or some one in
his office at Washington once wrote to
che postmaster of some little station on
the Tombigbee river: "You wflf please
inform this department how far the
Tombigbee river runs up, " to which
the postmaster answered:. "I have the
honor to inform the department that
the Tombigbee river don't run up at
all; it runs down." In due course of
mail came another communication:
"On receipt of this letter your appt- nt
rriont aa postmaster will cease, \ Mr.
-has been appointed as your suc
cessor," to which went the following
reply: "The receipts.during the last
year have been $4.37 and the office rent
more than double that sum. Please
so kindly instruct my succesaor to pay
me th'j balance and oblige." . J:
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A Gibraltar Legend.
. Ono of tho stock of anoient legends
relating to the reek Of Gibraltar rar
lates' how a young Sootoh subaltern
waa on guard duty with a brother of*
fioer wheo the latter in visiting the
sentries fell over a preoipiee' and waa
killed. When the survivor was reliev
ed from duty be mide the c&stomar.?
Written report In tba usual' form,
"Nothing extraordinary." Ami this
brought the brigade major down upon*
bim io a rtge. .'Whatl #^en you?
brotherietoe?r^ en ?fttar with yott j&?
fidleHp4V? preoipiee 400 feet high'
std been killed you report notniag ea?
tea?rdi?ary ? 1 ?> "Wee!, e?r,V ?epHe?
the Scotch calmly, I diena think there's
anything estraomery in it, ava. If he
had fa'etf doon lour hundred foe* and
ho**<? been killed-weel, I should ^hae'
?a'd that extraoraary?"
. - .The Georgia' Su p tem o cc urt h as
denied the motion ; for a new trial for
Jesse and Milloo Rawlings. ';
Could Tell it Another Way.
Many years agc and old and well to
do fanner in Western New York had
eomethiug of a reputation as a litigant.
Ho had a peculiar twist about his
.jouth when he talked duo to some
muscular affection, which ?ave a strik
ing effect to his utterances. His old
neighbors tell of a trip that he made
lo sec his lawyer on a certain occasion
when he made up his mind to have a
lawsuit. He sat down with his law
yer, ond laid out Ina caso before him
at length. Hut the lawyer said, "Well
on that Htatcment you haven't any
case." The old mau hitched his trou
sers nervously, twitched his face and
hastily repliti: "Well I eau tell it
another way."-Case and Comment.
His Blooming Mistake.
A countryman of Goethe recently
gave sn instance of tho difficulty a for
eigner baa with the English language
He was invited to dinner soon after
his arrival io England and was saying
something in a very pleasant way and
made usc of the following expression:
"Will you have the blooming kind
ness to," etc. He used-it ia the senuo
that the word "blooming" is used in
German, us being something very
charming and beautiful, little knowing
what havoc slang has played with the
word in England. He was absolutely
at a loss to understand why everybody
was so utterly horrified at what be
thought was an cntrcmely nice expr?s
I sion.-London Express.
Little Helen, aged 4, was io a
frightful predicament. The , nurse,
carrying the cherished 2-weeks-old
baby up and down before the house,
had paused to show the new infant to
the Bishop, wbo had asked to look at
it. And then the tall, grave Bishop
of whom Helen stood greatly in awe,
had unexpectedly asked the little girl
to give him the baby.
How ia the world to refuse a request
made by such an awe-inspiring person
as the Bishop the ohild did not know.
Bat presently she wrinkled her small
countenance shrewly, uiuyed cloner to
the petitioner, and said, ingratiating
ly, "I'll let you have the next.'
He Was Real industrious.
The Snooess Magazine relates a Btory
of two Washington negroes, who meet
|,ing io the street,fell into a discussion
of the peculiarities of a mata! friend
"What kind o' pusBon is dat man,*
anyhow? Seems to me he never do no
"Oh, he is industrious, all right/'
promptly responded the seaond negro,
"even ht be don't du* coibin' hi?se?f.
Why, only las' week dat man spent
two whole days tryin to get his wife a
-. Hp ? + - n M
A Saved Situation.
Tho rising artist was painting in his
studio when a visitor entered leading
a dog. The animal at once co nmenc
ed barking furiously at the picture on
"Oh," said the oaller, 4*you follow
nature closely. The' best ovid once of
the faithfulness with whioh you have
painted that dog in the background is
the earnest way my dog barks at him.
"But that isn't a dog," wag the re-,
ply. "It's a cow.' . J :
It waB a terrible situation, but the
visitor did not lose, his head. Said he
"Woll. the dog'? eyes are better
than mine. He always did detest
OOWB." . -:
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-7 Secretary Bonaparte ia meoh
pleased with tho perform ance of the
?? A A A A A AA M
- Tho Irish laborers' cottage bill
assed the ootnmitte stage io the Brit
sh house of lords after several amend
ants against the government bad
teen carried by largo majorities.
- A speoial term of court bas been
ailed in Barbourville, Ky., next Mon
ay to try the negro acoused of inurder
ng Mrs. Broughton. Troops will be
n guard to prevent lynching.
- William II. Belcher, fo;mcr inay
r of Caterson, N. J., who has been a
agi ti vc for the past year under charges
f embezzlement, returned to Paterson
ud surrendered. Ho declared he had
io means -ind was forced to give him
George L. Meyer, ambassador to Bas
ia, it is said, will shortly .succeed
Charles ?J. Bonaparte as secretary of
he navy. Mr. Bonaparte will sue
ieed Attorney General Moody, who is
o retire from President Boosevelt's
labiaec to resume his law practice.
- A boiler at the plant of the Yin
tonnes Paper mills Company, Vinoen- I
?es, Ind., exploded killing two men
md injuring several other persons.
- John Lawrence Toole, the Eng
?sh comedian who, when a clerk in a
vine house, was advised by Charles
Dickens to adopt the stage as a pro
fession, is dead at Brighton, Eog.
?- Emperor William has ordered an
investigation of Maj. Fischer, who is
infused of getting graft on South Af
rican army supply contracts._
of a woman's life ls the name often
given to *4 change of life." Your
menses come at long Intervals, and
grow scantier until they slop. The
change lasts three or four years, and
causes much pain and suffering,
which can, however, ba cured, by
Woisan's Refuge In Distress
It quickly relieves the pain, nerv?
oucness, irritability ,\ miserableness,
fainting, dizziness, hot and cold
flashes, weakness, tired feeling, etc.
Cardul will bring you safely through
this "dodging pertoS," and build
up your strength for the rest of your
Ufe. Try it.
You can get lt at. all druggists in
$1.00 bottles. .
"EVERYTHING BUT DEATH
I suflcredA" Write? Virginia Robion.of Ea?f?
i cn, md.. ' un?ii ? r?uW C?uu?, >.'..ic?~. cu.
I we ?o quickly lt surprised my doctor, who
' dldn'tknow 1 vkauktngjt." .
Collage of Charleston,
Charleston, 8. C. v- J
Entrance examinations will be held ii*
the County Court House on Friday, July
6 at9 a.ro. One Free Tnltlon Scholar
?hip to each county bf South Carolina
awarded bv the County Supt. of Educa
tion and Judge of Probate Board aap
furniahed room In . DrVrmitoxy, ' SH a
month. All candidates for admission1
are permitted- to competo for ..vaoanfc
Boyce . Scholarships, which pay 8100 U?
year, for catalogue and information
HA. RBIS ON RANDOLPH, Pres. :
sp<s WHISKEY HAfirra :
cared at home wi th
ou t pai& Bool: of Mj>
ticuiara ?cut ?ittKK?
mn, M. WOOLLEY, M. o.
Office IMN. Pryor Street.
J I.? SHERARD,
' AHDEBSO??, s. C.
Office over Post Office Building
Money to lend on Real Estate
THE DOOR IS OPEN
At this Mill the year round for those *i
who have Lumber business.
With us means selling Al Lumber at bed-rock
prices. With you Lumber business means buy
ing the best at the best prices. Hero is where
that can be done. Our facilities enable us to fa
vor all buyers. ::::::::
CET YOUR LUMBER AT OUR YARDS 2
We have men on the yard who make it their bus
iness to see that you get what you want. : : :
Rush orders receive immediate attention.
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FRUIT PRESERVING POWDER. ^
Nothing like it on the market.
It preserves Vegetables, Fruits, Jellies, and is not
Evana'Liver and Kidney Fills are still 25c. We hain't
idvanced the price.
D. S. VANDrVKR,
JB. P. VAirorVBB.
Armour s Guano ?t?dt Acid the year roun?.
the qiMty to bring you hack
WE ARE KOWPR?t?lBt> TO;
Office over Atkinson'e Brng Store.;
? . ? 'ii' fag gift |E?'B2S ? #a 9 ' ? ' ?' ' 'i*' ? '1 ' ... . '. .
df*' ^ffS CONFIDENCE" ?? the greatest ele
TK ' S^w-Jk T ?k ?aent of ?uccessV ; The firs^ inoa^r