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TO GIYE PROXIES
ASSOCIATIONS MAKE AN AP
PEAL THROUGH PRESS.
Representatives are Named.-Organ
izations Take Steps to Carry Out
Instructions of the Meetings
Held Last Month.
The associations of policyholders of;
the New York Mutual and New York:
Life are actively at work to secure!
the proxies of the policyholders, the
primary purpose for which the asso
ciations were organized. The associa
tions have been unable to secure a
list of the policyholders, as the com
panies refuse to give the lists even to
such an organization, and -thit posi
tion has been sustained by the courts:
as proper in a recent decision. Hence
the associations have had to appeal,
to the policyholders through the press.
The Mutual Life Policyholders' as
sociation has sent out the following:
"Policyholders of the Mutual Life
Insurance Conpany of New York will:
do well to communicate with Mr. F.
H. McMaster, Columbia, S. C., secre
-tary of the South Carolina Associa
tion of Policyholders.
''On the 18th of January, in Co
lumbia this association was formed,
with'Gen. Wilie Jones as president;
Mr. Samuel H. Wilson, of Charleston,
vice-president, and Mr. F. H. McMas
ter. of Columbia, S. C., secretary; and
an executive committee, consisting of
Messrs. T. M. Mordecai, Charleston;
J. C. Sheppard, Edgefield; J. Allen'
Smith, Abbeville; Ellison Smyth,
GIreenville; Leroy Eprings, Lancaster;
D. D. McColl, Bennettsville, and C.
Fitzsimons, Columbia. Col. Leroy,
,Springs as a trustee of the company,
and it is the pulpose of the South
Carolina association to have him rep
resent their interests at the annual;
meeting in New York of the Mutual
Life Insurance company on the first
Monday in June. To cover the neces
sary expenses of the association a:
membership fee of $1 is asked.
''As the Mutual Life Insurance
company dJias declined to furnish a
list of its policyholders in South Caro-'
lina, letters cannot be setit directly
to the policyholders; but all who hold
policies in this company are reques-:
ed to let that fact be known to the
-secretary, Mr. F. H. McMaster, at
Coumbia, when a blank proxy will be,
The New York Life Policyholders'
association has sent out the follow
To the Policyholders of the New York
Life Insurance Company:
Following the instructions of the!
association formed in Columbia on the!
18lth of January the execut4ive com-!
mittee of the New York Life Policy
holders' Protective association has en
d5eavored to secure the proxies of the:
policyholders of the company in South,
Carolina for the purpose of having
them represented at the annual meet-I1
ing in New York in April. lInmed
iately after the formation of the as
sociation an official request was made,
by the president of the association I
for a list of the policyholders in this
State and after correspondence with
the homie office, it is evident that we
cannot secure gueh a list from the
company. Meanwhile the- agents of j
the company hake been instructed to
secure proxies in the name of Messrs.
Strajis, Claflin and Mackay of Newi
York and many of the policyholders
of, the company in this State have
given their proxies to the agents in
the namne of these gentlemen. While
desiring to work in accord with the
officials of the company so long as
their efforts are directed to the con
servation of the interests of the poli- i
cyholders, the e,xecutive committee
considers that the original plan of
the association should be adhered to
and that the policyholders, in order
to be fully proeeted, should give
their proxies to the three trustees se
lected by the committee in accord
with the resolution of the meeting
held on the ,18t,h of January. This f
committee consists of Messrs. T. B.
Stackhouse of Columbia, L. W. Park
er of Greenville and Jas. A. Hoyt, of'
This committee is pledged to vote
the South Carolina p.oxies for .the -
protection of the policyholders. The
committee will also vote the proxies
a.nd work for the election of Gov. D.
-C. Heyward as a trustee of the comn
pany at the annual meating, as in
structed by the association.
Policyhiolders desiring to cooperate
with the association in the manner
outlined will fill out a proxy as given
below and send.to any.one of the com
mittee nazned therein.
T. B. Stackhouse.
Jas. A. Hoyt,
Form of Proxy.
Knov all men by these presents.
That T. , of the city
of - in the county of
- and State. of South
Carolina, the insured under policy No.
issued by the New York Life
Insurance company, do hereby con
stitute and appoint T. B. Stackhouse,
L. W. Parker and Jas. A. Hoyt, .znd
each of them, my true and lawful at
torneys, for me and in my name, place
and stead, to vote as my proxy at the
annual election of *trustees of the
New York Life Insurance company, to
be held in the yeai 1906. With full
power of substitution and revocation,
hereby ratifying and *onfirming all
that my said attorneys-or any one of
them. or their substitutes, may law
fully do or cause to be done by virtue
hereof. All of the powers of this
proxy may be exercised by such one
of said persons as shall attend said
election or any adjournment thereof,
or by a majority of those attending
if more than ohe shall attend.
This proxy shall be invalid after
the expiration of 11 months from this
date. I hereby revoke all my former
In witness whereof, I have hereun
to set my hand and seal this
day of , 1906.
Signed, sealed and delilered in the
The situation in regard to the an
nual meetings of these two compan
ies is becoming very -interesting, and
there are being made strong efforts
to secure proxies for these occasions.
Mr. Thomas W. Lawson, the Boston
speculator, claims that he has enough
proxies to control the elections in
both .companies but this claim is not
believed to be sound. However, as
stated in the circular of the New York
Life Policyholders' association, the
agents of thit. company all over the
country have had instructions to se
cure proxies in the name of three New
York business men. This has never
been done before in the history of:
the company, - the annual meetings
eretofore having attracted little or
o attention and the policyholders
aking very little interest in the mat
ter. The recent revelations before;
he Newv York investigating commit
ee, however, have aroused the policy
olders to a realization of the fact
hat the conduct of the companies is
n their hands and the present man
gement has gone to work to make
ure of the company by gettinig prox
es through the agents.
The association of policyholders
eek to give the holders of policies1
~he opportunity to be represented at
he annual meetings by men whom
he policyholdeirs know,- from their
wn State, who have no personal in
erest in the matter other than the
rood of the companies and the benefit
f the policy-holders. While. the
nethod which they have had to adopt
:o secure the proxies is an indirect
e. it is believed that there will .be
any responses, as the insuring pub
ic is now fully alive to the neces
~ity of the proper representation of
he policies at these annual meet
To Spot Holders.
About the middle of last November
he Souther Cotton association ad
Ried all spot holders to demand fif
een cents per pound, basis middling,
'or the balance of the unsold portion
f the present crop and pledges were1
~sked for ninety days. The Main
1th Cotton convention held at New
)rleans, La., January 11-13, 1906,
assed a resolution unanimously
ndorsing the movement for fifteen
~ents and advocated the continued
olding of the unsold portion of the
rp for that p)rice independent of
he 90-day pledging. The executive
enuuittee of the association sub)se
uently endorsed the action of the
onvention and all spot holders wer
~arnstly asked to stand firm until
maximum price of 15 cents was o'f
ered. Remember one year ago cot
on sold at seven cents per pound in
ebruary and advanced to over ten
~ents early in July in the face of a
4,000,000, bale crop. This year the
~rop is 3,500,000 bales less. Consump
ion is far greater this year than
ast, and the prices of all lines of
~otton goods abnormally high. If
;he small balance of the cotton now
ield is sol~d for~ fifteen cenits, the
hoe crop will not average ovei
L 1-2 cents per pound. Receipts
rill soon drop off heavily and a
~troger market will be had.
Do not rush your cotton on the
arket, but hold it and win out in the
;reat struggle that is on between
he spot holders on the one side and
~peculators, spinners and buyers on
he other. Yours truly,
President, ~. C. A.
GENERAL ROBBER' I. LEE.
King Edward VII and President
Harry St. George Tucker, of the
Jamestown Exposition, Dis
cuss His Fame.
The following editorial taken from
the Providence, R. I., Journal, Sunday
February 4, 1906, shows how (lose the
sections of our re-united country have
grown, and what pleasure it gives to
all to hear our great men of either
side praised by foreigners:
King Edward and Jamestown.
It is always in terestini to read a
firsthand account of a meeting be
t4een a royal personage and a plain
American citizen, especially when
they come together in a friendly, in
formal way. when it is permis-sible to
lay aside official ceremony and talk
without th rest raint which it imposes.
Then it is that opportunity is afford
ed to take the true measure of the sov
ereign and see what kind of man he
is beneath his royal robes.
This pleasure was enjoyed very re-,
cently by Professor Ha-ry St. George
Tucker, of Washington and Lee Ulni
versity, formerly Congressman from
Virginia, who in his capacity of Presi
dent of the Jamestown Exposition of
1907 had an interview with King Ed
ward of England. The iature of Mr.
Tucker's mission to Europe, which is
to seek the co-operation of various.,
sovereigns in the forthcoming cele
bration of the three hundred anni
versary of the founding of the first
white settlement in America, as well
as the especial cbrdiality of his let
ters of introduction and his own win
ning personality, brought him to the
notice 'of the King under the most
favoring auspices. Possibly to these
causes was due the disposition of Ed
ward to put his best foot forward.
However that may be, he was most
gracious to his untitled visitor and,
what is particularly to the point,
spoke admiringly of our great men,
and expressed a willingness to do
what lies in his power to make the
app)roaching' celebration at historic
Jamestown a spectacular, sentiment
al and finanei"bl success.
Skillfully but somewhat slowly run
ing the gaimilet of official flunky
sm, Mr. Tucker was greeted with the
tmost cordiality by the King, who,
fter the hand-shake,' said, with pos
sibly more cordiality than is always
shown by a Seventh Assistant in
Washington: ''Sit down; sit down.'
He stated that Great Britain would
be properly represented at Jamestown
and, after a conversation reminiscent
f the memorable days when as Prin
e of Wales he visited the United
States, spoke of certain American
oldiers, aead and alive, and gave his
pinion of their genius as compared
ith that of other military chieftains
What 'will be apt to cause surprise
nd perhaps provoke controversy is
hat when reference was made to
ord Roberts as the foremost soldier
f England Mr. Tucker compared him
o General JQseph -E. Johnston, whom
Ee t h~glt--he closely resemble.Y It
s evidently the opinion of King Ed-:
rard, as indicated by as observation
rOppedl in the course of the inter
iew, that Lord Roberts is more comn
~arable to General Robert E. Lee.
uht Mr. Tucker, true to Southern
~radition, and with the loyalty of the
~enuine Virginian, replied: ''No,
our Majesty, we do not think any
ody resembles General Lee."
One must admire the ingenuous'
ood nature with which the King re
~eived this -frank, if excusable, boast,~
ud the kindliness of his.nature which
d him to reply that he hoped Lord
toberts would attend the exposition
o that Americans would have an op
>ortunity to judge for themselves of
he estimate put upon him by the
:ngish people. Having in mind the*
~riendliness of Edward 's reception of
hew .Tamiestown Commissioner there is1
ust itien tion for the hIope, moreover,.
hat the King was sincere in respond
ne to tile suggestion that as he had
)lantedl an oak beside Washington 's
omb) at Mt. Vernon oneC of his house
~houd repeat the compliment at
amestown, for he scratched on at
ablet near at hand -a memorandum,
~ayng as he did so: "That is a capi
It was Lor~d Roberts who in the
~ourse of many courtesies personally
~xtended to Mr. Tucker said to him'
hat while Lord Wotseley places Gen
~ral Lee ahead of any soldier since tl!e
lays of Bonaparte, an estimate which
rmis guest did not dispute, he believed
~hat ''the most remarkable product of!
he war between the States" was
stonewall Jackson. - However true
hat may be, and whatever it may
ean it seems safe to say that th
~eputation of America, the fame of'
ier great men and the commendable
ause of Professor Tucker's foreign
ur will not suff'er as a result of the
ffhol e: e.t between the King of
?ngland and this true-blue Nirgini
Mrs. Cosev-Has yer husband any,
Mrs. H1ogan-Begobs. 'e's under it
all the time.-New Sun.
''Patching and darniug, as usual,
are you?" said the caller. "Yes,"
answered Mrs. Lapsling, "I tell Sam
uel I save him a good deal of money
by beingr so mendacious.''-Chicago
Notice is hereby given that we will
make a final settlement on the estate
of Jacob Singley, deceased, on Tues
day, the sixth day of March, 1906, at
11 o'clock, A. M., in the Probate
Court for Newberry County, South
Carolina, and will immediately there
after apply for a final discharge as ex
ecntors of said deceased.
Geo. S. Mower.
-J. C. Singley,
as surviving Executors of the last
will and testament of Jacob Singley,
Newbery, S. C.,
January 29, 1906.
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