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VOL XLII. NO. 25-. NEWBERRY, S. C. T UESD AY, MARCE[ 27. 190'i, TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR
MOURNS FOR HER SON
ATTORNEY GENERAL U. X. GUN
TER, JR. IS DEAD.
His Death A Great Loss To
The State-Funeral At Bates
Columbia, March 25.-Attorney
Ieneral Uriel X. Gunter, Jr., died at
his home in Batesburg this morning
at 9 o'clock. He was a great sufferer
and the end, though sad, was a relief
A year ago there was apparently
no young man in South Carolina with
brighter prospects for the future and
with sturdier physique. Last August
he had an attack of typhoid fever and
from then on he has not been tut of
his sick room nor has he been able
to do any work. To all appearances
he recovered from his typhoid attack,
and that he might rapidly gain
strength he went to his quiet .and hap
py home in Batesburg, where he could
have the constant attention of his
loved ones. In some way he caught
cold and this led to pleurisy and from
then on his eoidition was serious. He
came to Columbia to have himself re
lieved of the fluid ineident to pleurisy.
Mr. Gunter had a great regard for
the late Dr. B. W. Taylor and the-lat
ter saw to the removal of the fluid.
Once, twice and oftener. the fluid was
taken from him and then his heart
became involved and the pleurisy was
taking a tubercular form. Physi
cians thought heroic treatment the
only hope and so as to make a clean
sweep of the fluid determined on a
resection of the rib. Ordinarily an
estheties would be given for such an
opeation. Although weakened by
il;ess, Genenl Gunter told the spr
geos to go ihead without ether or
ehloroform. They applied cocaine
locally and General Gunter took a
keen interest in the sawing of his
rib. That was the sort of man he was
There 'was nothing like fear of pain
er suffering in his make-up. He was
a man! Tuberculosis took hold of
'his lungs and that brought on the end.
'His fight for life was pitiful and
brave. Without a ray of hope he bat
td on for life. Day after day he
lived, while the physicians all mar
veled at his vitality. The end has
been expected for weeks, and since
last Monday the death vigil has been
constanlt. - -
As soon as he was able to mrove he
wanted to go to his old home in Bates
burg, where his father and family
live. Friends urged hi.m'to, go to
Arizona, or California or Fk'onda,
but he wanted .io go to dear old Bates
burg-mayhap lie thought he would
prefer dying on his native soil.
When the news of his.death reach-i
"~ed Columbia, the flag on the capital
was placed at half. mast as a token
of the sorrow of a great state.
The funeral services- were- held at
B,atesburg yester'day-afternoon. ~Gov
ernor Ileyward. .could not be present,
but many state officers were in at
tendanee.'with a host of other friends
from all over the state. 'The Colum
bia Lodge of Elks, and Myrtle -Lodge,
Knights of Pythias, of which General
Gunter wvas a member sent delega
tions to honor his memory.
Governor Heyward, absent in -Floni
da, telegraphed expressing his regret
that he could not be present:
'I have just received your tele
gram informing me of Attorney Gen
eral Gunter 's death. I regret exceed
ingly it will be impossible for me to
retr in time to attend his funeral.
I cannot return to Columbia until
Monday night. His death deprives
me of a valued counsellor, an esteem
ed friend and his state has lost a wise
nd faithful servant."
A sketch of General Gunter-s life
will e found on the fourth page.
'.In spectacular geology the Vavan
vl~cano in Samoa seems to have a
pl'ace by itself. The crater is seven
mile\ inland, and it forms lava moun
tains that are slowly carrned great
dstanceS~ by the molteh sea beneath,
as many a~s five or six of these shift
ing mountain) chains seeming to be
now in existence.
GREAT DEMAND FOR COTTON.
Other Countries Think Not and Many
Are Bending Their Energies To
ward Raising Supply of
WVashin:nuon. March 21.--.1n June.
1905. the1tre. was held In ljondon an
ex position of cotton produced in the
colonies of Great Britian and other
continental countries, together with
the products manufactured from such
cotton. All the leading manufactur
ing nations of Europe participated in
this exposition,, which attracted gen
eral attention. The movement for
increasing the cultivation of cotton
in the various colonies was greatly
encouraged and stimulated by the ex
hibit made at London.
Minister Bryan, of Lisbon, has fur
nished this oovernment. with a copy
of the official report of the Portu
fuese representative at the London
conference together with the official
report of the second international
cotton congress held last-June at Man
cheRter and Liverpool.
In the last thirteen years Portugal
has expended annually for raw cot
ton an average of al)out $3.000,00o
at the present rate of exehange. and
is now consuming about 75.000 bales
per annum. The annua; -Averag< eroi
in this country from 1898 to 1905
was 1.0. 250. 000 bales, which, it is
declare.d, is not sufficient. for the
needs of the trade. and unless the
United States can keep up the sup
ply wit' crops as large or larger than
that of 1904-05 which is placed at
13.565.000 bales, there will be a. great
unsettling of trade conditions.
As to America's ability to produce,
in addifioi t6' her own increasing
needs ior intnrz i manufact:;re. enowh
to supply the constantly growing for
eign demand, it is pointed out that
the area suitable for cotton cIiture
in the United States is about 150,000.
000 acres, ab6ut one-third of which
is considered good, and of this one
third. 32,000,000 acres are not anlr
cultivation. It is shown that in thir
ty years it is likely that the United
States will not raise more than
enough for her own needs. In other
words, American manufacturers will
take the product of all cotton grown
in the United States at that. time.
Even in five years it is calculated that
18.000,000 bales annually will be nee
essary for the world 's. consumption.
and as the annual production is 16,
000000 bales, at present, there must
be 2,000,000 bales more produced an
nually, and this is ma.de the basis for
argument for cotton culture elsewhere
than in the United States. Not tak
ing into consideration the land in the
United States capable of, but as yet
not devoted to. cotton raising, inquiry
is made as to. the ot4er eeuatries:
where cotton may be grown. .The ex-I
positions at Liverpool and Manches
ter ivere intended to show the efforts
in these several fields to obtain a sup
ply of. cotton which,.in the future wvill
equal .the demand. England. is work
ing through the British Cotton Grow
ing association, Germany through. the
German Colonial union, and France
through the French Cotton associa
At these expositions it was shown
that the United States had in the
twenty years front 1879 to 1899, in
creased her production from 2,404,
000,000 pounds to 5,795,000,000
pounds, and at the same time she in
creased her consumption from 770,
000,000 pounds to 1,834,000,000
pounds. The consumption of Great
Britain from 1899 to 1905 increased
from 1,626,000,000 pounds to 2,597,
000,000 pounds, and during the same
period America's consumption in
creased from 1,834,000,000 pounds to
2,333,000,000 pounds, so that' the in
crease in consumption during the last
six years was the same in both coun
tries, namely, 177,000,000 pounds.
Throughout the British colonijes.
France and Germany, t.he keenest
watch is being kept oEver cotton cul
:vton in America, and it is monre
thanj prIobable that duingUl th neCiLxt
fev years Americant growers will meet
tith sharp competition from p)rodue
ers in the countries named.
A girl wouldn't know half so much
of the things she oughtn't to if her
mother didn 't try to ha,.ve her know
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
Will Be Held In Pelzer, April 10-12.
The 1*qdlovinlg prog,praninie of the
29t iaull State Snildatv-sellolul cml
E'Ition. to be held April 19. 12. 1906.
in the Plresbyterianl church, at 'elzer.
S. 1. has been received
First session-Tuesday eveing.
7:4-5 p. m.-Son service.
S p. m.-Address. Presideut. the
Rev. W. B. Oliver, Florence, S. C.
S:*0 p. i.-"The Department of
Teacher Training,'' W. C. Pearce.
C hiea go. Illinois, international teach
er trainng secretarv.
9: 30 p. n.-Enrollent. of dele
)ate%. Anouncement of committees
ad1141 b0usiness. Adjournment.
S(n(d(l( session-Wednesday morn
Int!. April T1:
9 a. m.-"Quiet Half Hour,'' con
riueted by the Rev. F. W. Gregg, Pel
zer, S. C.
9:30 a. m.-Report of nominating
CoMmllit tee and election of officers.
10 a. i.-Reports of officers: 1. The
tatistical secretary. J. Adger
Smynthe. Jr., Pelzer, S. C. 2. The I
treauIlrer. the l1ev. W. 1. Herbert, Co
hlumbia S. C. 3. Superintendent of
,wniarv department. Mrs. MN. A. Car
Ii Ie Newberry. S. C. 4. Teacher
training secretary. E. L. Hughes.
Greenville. S. C. 5.Home department
I e-retarv. 6. The executive commit
tee. William E. Pelham, chairman.
11 a. m.-Address by W. C. Pearce,
Chicago, Illinois. Subject: "Ap
oroved Workmea: How Secured.'"
12 M.-Round table. modern Sun
day school methods.
12:30 p. m.-Adjourument.
Third session-Wednesday after
noon, April 11:
2:30-2:45 p. m.-Song service.;
2:45-3:45 p. tL.-SuperintendentV
conference. LeaAer. W. C. Pearee;
3:45-4:30 p. m.-' Temperance
Work in- the Twentieth Century Sun
say school," C. C. Featherstone, Lan
reni, S. C.
4:30-5 p. m.-Romd table talks.
5 p. m.-Reception to the deleates
by the rctherhood of And#ew and
Phiilip, Pelzer Presbyterian Chapter,
-Fourth sessioni--Wedniesday even
ing, April 11:
7:45 p. m.-Song -service.
8 p. m.-Address, "The New Day
Dawning for Our Bible Schools; *A
Report of the Toronto Convention,''
the Rev. W. E. Wilkins, Columbia, S.
9 p. m.-'"My impressions of the
Toronto Convention,'' the Rev. Jas.
H. Thornwell, D. D., Fort Mill, S. C.
Fif-th session-Thursday, ApriL.12:
9-9-:30*a-. p..-''Qie Half 1Hur
the iRev: G. E. Ed'wai-8s; Pe1er, S-. C.
9:30-:0:30' a. m.i-Prim'ary 'meth-'
ods: 1. Cradle' roll, Miss : Giee'W.
andiver, Spartanburg, S. C. 2. The
beinners . or "Kindergarten Meth
ods in sunday -school Work,'' Miss
Kitty T.Perrin, Greenville, S. C. 3.
Primary~ department work, Mrs. M. A.
Carisle, Newberry, S. C.
1.0:30.-11 a.. m.-Discussion.
1i a. m...2 M.-Reverencee in. the
Sunday school. W. C. Pearce, Chicago,
I 2 M. to 12 :20 p. m.-Round table.
Sixth session-Thursday, April 12:
2 p. m.-Confer.ence. on, home de
3-4 p. ~m.-The relation* of' the Sun
My'L school to the college, the Rev. E.
I. Poteat, D. D., president 'Furman
riniversity, Greenville,. S. C.
4 p. m.--Closing words. Adjourn
William E. Pelhamn, chairman, New
sery S. C.
Thie Rev. T. H. Law, D. D., Spar
mnhurg, S. C.
Dr'. E. C. .Jones, Newbe'rry. 8. C.
The Rev. Melton~ Clark. F'lorence.
.: . 11. Ezeil, Spaianbhurg. S. C.
R Iev. WV. P. Witsell, Colmunbia, S. C.
Dr. WVm. E. Pelhiam, chairman, New
Dri. Geo. B. Cromer, 7Newberry. S. C.
Rev. J1. WV. Shell, Spartanburg. S. C.
Hion. .J. E. Ellerbe, Sellers, S. C.
Rev. WV. E. Wilkins, Columbia, S. C.
President-Rev. W. B. Oliver.
Florne, S. C.'
Vice President-C. C. Featherstone.
Laurens. S. C.
Treasur-er-Re\. W. .Hre.C
hCnbia. S. .
Sec re.aIy-W. A ustin Hudstn,
(Freenville. S. C.
Statistical Secretary--. A dger
Syt he. .1r.. Pelzer . S.
' Te;icher Trainigz Secretarv--E. L.
H1 ughlies. (Ireenville, S. C.
Primary Superintendent-Mrs. M.
A. Carlisle. Newberry, S. C.
Entertainment will be provided for
all dele-nates. Notify Mr. A. M.
Lailderi. Pelzer, of your coming. Rail
road companies have granted special
ates for this convention, on certifi
eite plan. Every Sunday school is
,iititled to be represented.
Interesting and full exhibits of
unday school helps-appliances,
books. maps, charts and the like-will
be made by several of the leading
"'The Isle of Spice," Nice.
There is a flavor of wit. wealtb.
beauty and song in "The Isle of
Spice,' that piquant musical mixture
presented at the Grand last night by
B. C. Whitney.
And it took.
To begin with. "The Isle of Spie'
Is Iceated in the midst Qf a group of
musical comedy principalities and the
rulers all come from the same comical
stoek. It is within hailing. distance
rof "The Isle of Champagne," while
Bombopka. the king .f "The Isle :f
Spiee'' is a near nd dear relative
f "The Aner'' and "-The Sultan
According to geography and the
family tree the musical melange
starts- on the road to success with a
favorable handicap and - driven by
Whitney, wins in a gallop.
"The Isle of Spiee" is one Of
those delightfully tropieky musical
shows where the oriental stage set
tings tgives a languor which on a cold
.iZht makes one sigh for the sights
in the south seas.
Mr. Whitn'ey, one of the best pro
iucers on the road. has recognized
that he has a tr3asute isir. in bi-, ro
iuetion and has-give~n it a sumptuous
tage setting which intensifies the
mod work of his trio of coiindians
and enhances the value of his excel
And speakingr of the. eborus, that
ell trained organization was led by
ne .who was utyled on the program as
oung Cupid, but who draws a salary
as Juanita Hooper. Just about as big
is a. minute, this little lady led the
horus work with an animation which
espite the fact, the calcium~ light did
not always shine upon her, she was
the observed,:of all observers.
Dainty, graeeful, with long earl~
(real ones, so the .press. agent says)
4e -.eaught th1e baId head . row and
soon had them.etngled in her tress
es and fascinated with her smile.
She is a romp. -
In the finale .to the first act she
posed as Young CupidI sitting in ~
swinging star and--she shot a shaft of
laughter which set the whole house im
a happy humor.
She is bound-- to be a permanent
.--nd as. the leader was pretty and
petite, -so was the large ehorus she
led. The girls knew how to sing and
dance. Whitney had furnished them
with bright- new costumes and they
made the play a success.
In Sam Mylie as Bombopka, king of
the isle. Herbert Ca.wthorn (a comimy
successor to Joe), as Mieky 0O'Grady,
and Harry Watson as SLus-by Mack
inaw, there are cornered a trio of
mirth provokers that kept the large
audience laughing until they sai
"The Goo Goo Man.'' as sung by
Mylie, with a chorus led by Young~
Cupid, was forced to sing eight en*
cos. This was the best number sung
In the second( act Cawthorn. Wat
.. Mattie Martz and May Swee-tney
-'Illw Can You Tell Till You
*withl such success that they al
ns sanig " Always.''
The show is as light and frothy a~
ea foam. It has plenty of lights
laughter and looks to satisfy the mosi
To miss it will be to mNs haviing
'ood look at Young Cupid.
SENATOR BLEASE IN RACE.
Will Be a Candidate For Governor
This Summer-His Platform
State Senatmr Cole. L Blease was
seen yesteTd,y and his attention was
called to the reports published in the
newsppers hrouighoiut the State to
be effect that he Aqwl d he in the
niext .:::eraatrial campaign. Mr.
Bbwe 44'mkI to. make' a definiite
statement in rezard to his candidacy.
Il ;s d the direct question,
"Will you be a candidate for gover
nor this simmer?
"Yes. sir; I am in the race,'' he
said. 'I h,ve been for some time and
expiet to be in until the tinish.''
"It appears that probably the lead
ing issue in the coming campaign will
be the liquor question: what is your
posit,in in the dispensary?' wan
asked Mr. Blease.
"I think it very uiniortunate that
our pe(1e Sinbl Ihere reavhed the
point where deaiing with the whiskev
V .- '. .
problem is tt- be the paramount issue
of fit, State enmipaign," be replied;
"especiatly at this time when Sout1
Carolina is forging ahead in all mat
ters commercial and industrial. There
are many things which the people
should consider in electing thier of
fieers besides this one. However, in
1892 1 voted .for the dispensary and
I have been frrm. that time and am
now .in favor of the dispensary sys
temn. -Thn t is. 1 am in favor of the
repeal ..f the Brice law. I am in
fa r t' the' dispensary systemn for
the:.handline of the. whiskey ques.tion,
as-I believe it to be the best solution.
I think it to:o large a question to be
made a local isspe- *Ilt -is-a State issue,
and should- he deelded by the whole
people of the State.in a primary eed
tio.n. I have always opposed sabmit
tine it in a greneral election, beeause
thait would .allow a elass of people .to
vote 'who shonid.r,t be pe-rittad' to
;ettle questions between - the white
*"Are you -iha av ofI the State
"I am, because I belie:e it is the
much more room. would there be for
erruiption if there were 41 purehias
ihy~ powere instead ofone. In other
words. I am in -favor of the State
dispensary mna.gement and the re
penl of the Brice law."
Mr. Blease was asked what he
would do with the counties which
have already voted out the dispen
sary under the Brice law.
"If the people of the state vote
in favor of state management and
the repeal of the Bieie law" was his
reply, " the general assembly would
then pass such laws as w6uld permit
the establishment of dispensaries in
all counties where there are none or
forbid the establishment of dispen
saries in such counties, upon certain
conditions, and if these counties
which have voted out the dispensary
were to comply with these provisions
then dispensaries would be re-estab
lished therein. In 1902, when I was
a c'andidate for lieutenant governor,
I told the people all over the state
that the whiskey question was not set
ted, although some candidates pro
laimed from the stump in loud tones
that it had' been settled and that
the people were satisfied. I knew'
then that it was not true and that the
campaign then being managed in the
form that it was was only to blind
the dispensary people. It has come
out as I premditd The fight had
t1een .int begni. The dispensary peo
ple were sleeping. The combination
against it of all its enemies was ly
iig dormant for the purpose of strik
ini it its death blow. Just as I
thougit the thing has turned out, and
there are now people claiming to be
for the dispensary who are hoping
to ret 40liee upon it, and at heart
would niash the life out of it if it
wer, in their power.
Are there any other matters
which Von would like to mention,"
was asked Senator Blease.
-Yes, sir;"' he replied. "I am in
favor of biennial sessions of the gen
eral assembly. I am in favor of a
'hiw prohibiting children under twelve
years of age from working in eottow
mills. I am in favor of a law limit
ing the hours of labor in cotton mills
to ten hours per day and for railroad
employees making it not more than
-thirteen hours per day. I am in
favor of liberal appropriations to
provide for our Confederate soldiers.
T am in favor of liberal but not er
travagant appropriations for our
state institutions of learning,: and in
favor of building up the free -school
sysl em so that every white child in
tmis .ate can be given a common
school education in comfortable and
coIveniient school houses. I am in
favor of taxes paid by the white peo
ple going to and being ,used only for
the education of .white children. I
am opposed to the extra court system
as it has been practiced within the
last couple years. I am opposed to
the extravagant appropriations which
'in some instances are being made
by the general assembly. There are
other matters which I might mention
as bein., opposed to or being in favor
of. but when they are presented by
the advocates of them on the stump
I will then present to the people -
fully my views upon all questionsIT
that maV be raised in the eampaign,
nd rest my- eandidacy upon my re
cord in the state legislature and the
state senate since 1890."
Blythe For Solicitor.
Major Edgeworth M. Blythe, of
Greenville, announced himself a can
didate for solicitor of the tenth' judi
ial circuit, to succeed Solietor J. E.
Boggs, of Pickens, who will run
against Mr. Wyatt Aiken for con
gressman from the third district..
Mr. Boggs made known his aspi
rations for a seat in con:rress only a
few days ago. So far Ma.jor Blythe is~
the 'only candidate for the vacant so
In The Wild East.
Chiago Record Herald.
The Wild West~ is a memory, fra
grant still, but fast fading. It has
reality only for worshipers of Buffa
lo Bill, and for small. boys so surfeit
d with dime novels that they are
readyv to start afoot to fight the bad
Indiana. But the Wild East we have
even~ now with us. We have it not
erly in the organized -wildness of
Tammany Hall and,.in the eynical
raiders of Wall street, but also in
those more delightfiul manifestatiens
which well up from the very bosom
of the life of the people. What could
)e truer to the imaginary Far WVest
than this i'neident carried by the cur
rent dispatches from a city as far
east as Richmond, Va. ? At the vil
lage of Norwood a man, name regret
tably unknown, being ."too lazy to
get out of bed to extinguish a lamp
which he had forgotten to put out
before retiring, attempted to shoot
out the light.'' The bullet hit the
wrong part of the lamp, it is true,
but that only shows that the Wild
East is not universally expert as yet.
The saloon, the dance hall, the gamb
ling palace and other buildings in
that part of the wilderness, to a total
value of $20,000, were destroyed in~
the conflagration that followed. The
time may niot be far distant wheni
the sedate eowboy from Texas, mak
ing a brief visit to the East for the
sake of roughing it, will find Virgini.
New York or even Massachusett.,.
Itreating him a la tenderfoot makin-r
him dance to the music of bullets
shooting his hat off for fun, and put
ting out the lights for him by bullet.
What stories the man from Texas
will be able to tell when he gets back
to his children!