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VOL. XL. NO. 12 0 NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY DECEMBER 16, 1904.. TWICE A WEE] $.OAYA
Remarks of Governor Vardaman at
Cotton and Corn Carnival, in
Governor Vardaman made the
-opening speech at the Cotton and
Corn carnival, held in Jackson, Miss.,
this week, and after welcoming the
visitors, branched off into politics
and made a very sensational utter
ance. In touchingbon the attitude
that southern representatives should
assume in the fight against the re
duction of southern representation,
the governor said:
"And instead of going to the con
gress of the United States and saying
that there is no distinction made in
Mississippi because of color or pre
vious condition of servitude, tell the
truth and say this: 'We tried for
many years to live in Mississippi and
share sovereignty and dominion with
the negro and. we saw - our institu
tions crumbling, we saw the public
funds squandered, we saw the civili
zation that our forefathers had
fought away, and the law of self pres
ervation being the first law, we ob
served it; we rose in the majesty and
highest type of Anglo-Saxon man
-hood and took the reins of govern
ment out of the hands of the carpet
bagger and negro, and so help us God
from now on, we will never share
any sovereignty or dominion with
The remarks of the governor have
created a sensation. They are dia
metrically opposed to those views of
the minority leader, Congressman
John Sharp Williams, of the district.
Big Minneapolis Fire.
Minneapolis, December 14.-Three
men killed, two firemen and one citi
zen, the latter by a live wire, and
$3,000,000 worth of property destroy
ed is the result of a conflagation, the
worst in the history of Minneapo
lis, which began at io o'clock last
night and at 2 o'clock this morning
is still burning but is partially under
control, as the firemen seem to have
the flames confined to three burning
buildings, two of which are gutted,
and the third, the Powers department
store, the largest in the city, damaged
by fire and water to the extent of
one or two million dollars.
The Heathen Chinee.
Former Senator "Billy" Mason
tells of an amusing incident at the
St. Louis fair. A young woman from
California, in company with some
Chicago friends, was entering one
of the pavilions when she suddenly
"Why if there isn't a real Chinee!"
And she directed her companions
attention to an Oriental lady in na
tive -dress sitting quite by herself.
"Well, girls." continued the dash
ing Californian. "I'll bet anythin,g
the poor thing is frightened to death
here all alone. I'll go over and speak
a bit of pidgeon English to her."
And the girl from the slope walk
ed over to 'the small, dainty figure
in the odd dress, and seated herself
beside her. She smiled and nodded.
The Chinese lady smiad and nodded.
too. Then the Californian remark
"You comnee allee way from China?
H-ow do likee Melican klountry?"
The bribht eyes of the Oriental
"Oh.'' replied she, with the purest
of English accent. "I like it very
well, indeed. You' see T was grad
uated in med.icine in America some
Then the little lady, with a polite
bow. aross to meet her friends whom
she had been awaiting.
The Californian subsequently
learned that she had been speaking
her pidgeon English to the distin
guised Dr. Yamei Kin.
It Is Claimed That the South is
Facing Monetary Crisis Due to
Shreveport, La., December 14.-At
a meeting last night (f the Southern
Cotton Growers' Protective associa
tion, presided over by President
Harvie Jordan, of Georgia, the fol
lowing resolution was unanimously
"The Southern Cotton Growers'
Protective association recognizes
that the south faces a monetary
crisis, due to the recent depression
in the price of her great money staple
The resolution speaks of the bear
ish speculative influences and con
"We know that at the present
prices of manufactured cotton goods
and the splendid trade condition
throughout the civilized world, that
the mills can absorb the entire out
put of the present crop at io cens per
pound, paid to the producers. We
therefore earnestly call upon the
holders of spot cotton in the south
to stand firmly together and demand
a minimum price of 1o cents per
pound for the remainder of the cot
ton crop in their possession. We
earnestly invoke the aid of the bank
ers, merchants and other allied in
terests throughout the south in suc
cessfully resisting the present crisis
which confronts southern agriculture
ai)d commercial industries, and we
wish to emphasize our high appre
ciation of the voluntary proposition
of southern bankers to finance the
"We urge the farmers of the south
to organize as speedily as possible
in order that they may have a uni
form system of co-operation and pro
"We authorize the president of
this association to confer with the of
ficial heads of allied organizations
throughout the south for the purpose
of holding a southern interstate con
vention at the city of New Orleans,
.r other conveniently located city in
the cotton belt, on the fourth Tues
day in January. i9o5, to consider the
best interests of the producers with
reference to the cotton industry of
"We urge curtailment in produc
tion of food supply crops. We con
gratulate the producers of the south
in the firm and loyal stand they have
taken since December 3 and their
financial ability to hold their cotton
and prevent its confiscation at prices
which are illegitimate and below the
cost of production."
A resolution was also passed com
mending the correctness of the re
ports of -the government statistician
THE BED CAUGHT FIRE.
Narrow Escape of the County Audi
tor of Chester and His Wife.
Chester. December 14.-County
Auditor I. McD. Hood had an ex
citing experience a few mornings
ago, from which he has not yet re
coveredl. About 5 o'clock he got tip
and made a fire, as is his custom. and
went back to bed to enjoy another
nap. His feet getting too warm
for comfort, he awoke to find the bed
in flames, which had stare at the
foot and were ripidly adv&.ing to
ward the head., Seeing hi eiu
plight. he quicker than a 16-year-old
leaped fro mthe bed and rolled the:
whole outfit of covering into the fire
place, and began pouring on water.
Both of his hands were badly burn
ed. He certainly had a narrow es
cape, for in less than a minute he and
Mrs. Hood might have met death by
suffocation without awvaking. It is
thought that a spark from the fire
Whairman Evans Is Proud of the
-olumbia State, 14th.
The directors of the state dispen
,ary held their monthly meeting yes-i
:erday and merely answered corre- I
)ondence which has been accumula-!
ing. No matters of importance
vere brought up. and may not be to
lay. The directors will soon pre
)are their annual report to the gener
d assembly, but this will require a
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great deal of time as there are about
125 dispensaries to be heard from in
regard to the annual business for the
fiscal year closing December 1st. Mr.
H. H. Evans, chairman of the board.
stated yesterday that the dispensary
will this year make the best financial
showing in its history, and he is very
pround of that fact, as the adminis
tration was changed this year, and
Mr. L. J. Williams, who had been
chairman of the board, and Mr. H. H.
Crum. who 'ad been commissioner,
retired. and were succeeded, respec
tively, by Mr. Evans and Mr. Tatum.
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WEEKS & HI
Two new members were elected on
the board. Mr. John Bell Towill and
Mr. L. W. Bovkin.
Adam had just received news of
the death of his divorced wife, Lilith.
"Now." he said. "Eve no longer
has any excuse for jealbusy."
And he begun to hum one of the
latest and most popular songs of the
"There is only one girl in this
world for me."
Lots of people feel puffed upwith
out the aid of a press agent.