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OL. I. T. IHOMPSON
LEAVES 2nd REGINENI
OOMMAND WILL BE TURNEI
OVER TO ANOTHER OFFICER.
Resignation of Henry T. Thompsot
Creates Place Hard to Fill by
Henry T. Thompson. colonel of th
.econd South Carolina regiment, ha,
resigned as head of this military or
-ganization. The resignation was seni
in yesterday to Gov. Ansel and id
:will be necessary for an election t<
be ordered to fill the vacancy.
The announcement of the resigna
tion of Col. Thompson will be re
eeived with much regret in militar3
eireles. His record during service o
-over 30 years has been such that hi
is regarded as one of the lealing au.
thorities in the South on the work oj
the National Guard. He has devotei
himself especially to the Seconc
-regiment since being named as it
head, and the fact that his dutie
witih the New York Life Insurano
campany necessitate his retiremen
-means that the officers charged witfl
eleetion of a successor will devot4
eonsiderable time to a choice.
Col. Thompson joined the Govern
or's Guards as a private in 1878, s<
that he has had more than 31 years
service in the military of the Stat
whikh has been almost continuous
-and during that time he has fillid
successively every grade from pri
vate to colonel. His first commissioi
was as second lieutenant in the Rich
land Volunteers. He was assistan
orofessor at the Citadel in 'Charles
ton, with the rank of first lieutenant
and was captain of the Darlingtoi
Guards in its palmiest days.
At the outbreak of the Spani6;1
American war Col. Thompson organ
ized the Independent battalion, an(
was appointed major in command ol
it. Under the second call for troops:
he was promoted to lieutenant colo
nel of the Second regiment, and as
sisted in its organization. At the
close of the SpanishAmerican waT
President McKinley appointed hii
a captain in the Twenty-ninth U. S
volunteer infantry, and he organ
ized Company C of -that regiment
*The United States army officel
-who was sent here last June by the
war department to inspect the See
ond regiment in camp at Ridgewood
says in his official report:
''The regiment and camp were un
der the command of Col. Heury T
Thompson, a very valuable officer
who combines experience, infinite
itaet and excellent conservative Judg
ment with executive force and a
broad administrative ability."
This officer concludes his repet t
the war department as follows.
''In my opinion, the Second Souti
'Carolina infantry could, if mastered
into the service of the Unit3d S:ates
after the foregoing and other ehimi
nations had been made, be developed
into an unusually efficient, wel.
&iained, well behaved, fightintg or
ganizationl, which would reflect grea
credit upon itself, the State and th<
MIgLg WILL CUETAIL
The Curtailment, Itf Is elieved
Will Better the Price of Goods,
Whidm Is Too Low.
Charlotte, Oct. 15.--Local cottor
manufacturers, including officers o
the American Cotton Manufacturers
aseoiation, are confident from pres
ent indications -:hat the curtailment
decided uponu at the meeting her'
last Friday afternoon of the boar<
of governors of the association, wil
be agreed upon by more than thi
specified 60 per cent of members, an
that the desired results will b
brought about in a shorter time tha
:has been anticipated.
Mr. C. B. Bryant, secretary an'
treasurer of the associationl, is re
ceiving by every mail responses t
the proposition to curtail. He be
lieves'that: fully 75 per cent of th
members of the association will sig'
the agreement, which would mea
that approximatey 13,000 of the 20,
000 spindLes, with ae.companlyinh
loomis, would curtail.
A well known sou'thern mill mar
an officer in the association, e~
presses the opinion that with th
Lancashire spinners in England eur
taili-ng ts-o days in each week an
the members of the Arkwright clu
in New England, with its 14,00
spindles, working short time, tb
mill will not have to run on shoe
timne as long as i: had been though
would be necessary.
''With this general movement fo
eurtailmfent,'' he declare1, tmly
short time will be required to ri
the market of ':he p)resent SUrplU
of goods. No more goods can b
bought at preseent prices and dr
goods men, realizing already wha
they are up against, will a'dvan)(c
prices as rapidly as is possible. The
market will not be stagnant long,
and it will be only a few weeks be
fore the mills will be accepting or
ders at prices at which they can
run and pay 13 and 14 cents a pound
Contrary to an impression that has
gone abroad, the manufacturers are
pleased at the high price of cotton,
r.ea;lizing whalt. it means to the gen
eral prosperity of the section. The
'whole endeavor of the industry is to
eliminate the present disparity be
tween The prices of cotton and goods
by increasing the prices of goods.
Spinners to Take Action.
'Charlotte, Oct. 15.-President R.
M. Miller, of the North Carolina
Spinners association, has called the
executive committee to meet here to
morrow to take action on the decision
of the American Cotton Manufactur
21ers association to curtail production.
It is believed that thorough coopera
tion will ,be offered.
ABOUT PERSONS AND THINGS
News Briefly Told.-Gathered From
In and Out of the Stat, Nation
Atlanta suffered severely from a
terrifie 'hail storm, the stones being
the size of a hen's egg. The prop
lerty damage will probably reach
$100,000. Skyscrapers were badly
damaged, windows -were smashed,
street car service was stopped aL the
time and badly crippled afterwards.
The telephone service was partially
President Taft on Oct. 14, viewed
the color effects of sunrise from Zhe
rim of Grand Canyon, Arizona. Post
master General Hitchcock joined the
president at this point. The Post
master General had been making a
strenuous trip through Arizona on
Immediate assistance is needed at
Key West, where great suffering and
distress is reported. Hundreds are
on the point of starvation on the
'Rev. J. S. Morrall, a Baptist
preacher of fifty years' service died
October 15, suddenly of heart failure
at Walter;boro, at the home of his
son. The body was taken -to Allen
dale and interred in the Smaller Sa
vannah burying ground.
Mr. M. J. Caples says that the C.,
A. & 0. road will be opened by Oc
tober 29, on which date the city of
Spartanburg will celebrate the event.
There was a slight improvement in
the conditon of Dr. James H. Car
lisle, Persident Emeritus of Wofford
College, Friday night. He has been
in feeble and declining health for
some time and his condition is a
.ause of much anxiety to his family
Charleston is building an oil mill
for long staple seed, the work is pro
gressing and seed is now being stored
and it is expected that a test will be
made of thbe plant next week and by
the end of the month the plant will
be in full operation.
State Senator Patrick H. McCar
ren, the Democratic leader of Brook
lyn, was reported critically ill on
Friday night in St. Catherine's hos
pital, Brooklyn. The physicians are
prepared for the worst.
SAfter a-n illness of two months, at
the age of 72 years, former United
States Senator William Lindsay died
at his home early Saturday morning.
A Peary Tribute to Cook.
The Peary people think they will
vet win out because they have heard
1that D r. Cook proposes to write a
ook. Maybe so, but Peary has in
times past written some things which
are going to rise up to plague him.
He once wrote that if any man could
discover the pole it would be Dr.
Cook, and in -his book, "Northward
Over the Great Ice. ' lie wrote:
".To Dr. Cook's care may be at
tributed the almost complete exemp
tion of the party from even the mild
:Iest indispositions, and personally I
owe much to his professional skill
and unruffled patience and coolness
in an emerge-ncy. In addition to his
work in his special ethnological field,
in which he has obtained a large mass
eof most vala,ble material concern
ting a practically unstudied tribe, he
was always helpful and an in-defati
able worker.--Asheville Gazette
II A Cat to Fit His Dog.
ColdI sell you n im1flpo rted Per
ni1 e*at for .$l.000?'' ventured the
nulaieOINIIC Im surprise. "Ihy, i1 just
bought a $5,000 bulldog from you the
"Yes, but-I thought you'd want a
$1,000 cat for that swell bulldog to;
cbase. You surely wouldn't allow a
$5,000 bulldog to chase a ,ommon cat
would you'?"-Chicago News.
At Augusta, Georgia, November 6-15
The Atlantic Coas-t Line announces
very low excursion rates to Augusta
for the above occasion and for the
The President is scheduled to
reach Augusta Saturday evening No
vember 6, spend Sunday there and
meet and address tbe people of
South Carolina and Georgia on Mon
day. November 8.
Anot-her great event during the
Fair will be 'the
Foot Ball Game
between the Clemson College and
University of Georgia teams on No
vember 10, and still another will be
Ohildren's Day, November 12th.
Round trip tickets will be sold
from Savannah, Charlesfton, Con
garee, Florence, Darlington, Cam
den, and intermediate points, Novem
ber 6 to 12, limit to leave Augusta
not later than midnight of November
For tickets, rates, schedules and
any desired information, cal on
J. F. Livingston, S. A. L. Ticket
Agent, Columbia, S. C., or any agent
of the Atlantic Coast Line, or ad
T C. White,
Genl. Pass. Agent.
W. J. Craig,
Pass. Traffic Manager.
Wilmington, N C.
Mrs. Alice Robertson
Teacher of Piano, Voice and
Studio 1218 Main St.
Opern Moncay, Octoboer 4.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
FARM FOR SALE OR RENT.
Newberry County, 50 acres, 40 in
cultivation, two miles of Little Moun
tain, S. C. Good buildings, water and
fine orchard. Clay soil; high school
and church two miles. Connected with
telephone system. For further infor
J. E. Monts,
Little Mountain, S. C.
The One Event in
attended by every
Columbia, S. C.
November 1 to6,1909
JOHN G. MOBLEY, President
A. W. LOVE, Secretary
The Finest Exhibits
The Record Attendanice
The Best Races
Reduced Railroad Rates
WILL B PRESENTI
Come to the State Fair
There Will Be a Welcome
I am a candi'date for reelection to
the office of Mayor, subject to the
Democratic primary. I hbave tried to
enforce the laws of the town without
tand as my pledge for the future.
J. J. Langford.
I hereby announce myself a candi
dae fo the ofmic of Mayor for the
right from i
We are sh<
/ all blooming
We Invite V
Luck or chance ne
Then our splendid S
sures a right Shoe and
that comes here for Sh<
Visit "Shirt Kingdon:
line. This is the horn
Cpital $50,000 - -
No Matter How Small,
il give it careful ati
tplies to the men and
er 1910, subject to the rules of the
noeati paty.Cole L. Blease.
For Alderman Ward One:
. F". Baxter is hereby announced
rreelection as alderman from
ard onie and will abide the rules
fthe Democratic party.
For Alderman Ward Two:
. R. Green is annournced for Al
dean for Ward 2. and will abide
rues of Democratic party.
For Alderman Ward Three.
hereby announce myself as candi
ae for election as Alderman from
ard 3, and if elected will endeavo:
oivey best service to the i.nterests
o only of the Ward, but of the en
C. H. Cannon.
For Alderman Ward Four:
: hereby announce myself as a can
iate for re--elec!tlon as AIldermar
rm Ward 4 of the town of Newhber
',subject to the Democratic pri
arv. I desire to thank the voters
ofmy ward for their geenrou s suppor1
a eat 41eletin, and pledge ny
T THEM NOW
rer was a better time, for
showing the new models
he hands of the World's
>wing the choice styles
with the newest and best
rer enters into a Shoe
hoe Service always in
airight fit for every one
' and look through or
of Gents' Furnishings.
fte Matter How Large,
entIon. This messag
the women alike,
J. E. NOR WOOD.
self, if re-elected, to use my utmosi
efforts for the advancement of 'the
town and for the interests of my
Geo. W. Summer.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for Alderman from Ward four
(4) subject to the Democratic pri.
E. L. Rodlesperger.
For Alderman Ward Five:
Gregg C. Evans is hereby nomina
ed for re-eleetion as alderman from
ward 5, and if elected, will give the
interests of the city his best effoits
ITrustees Graded School.
The friends, of W. S. Langford
nominate him as a candidate foi
trustee of the Graded School fron
Ward 4, anmd gledge him to abide the
rules of the party.
-John H. Wicker is hereby an
nouned for reelection as trustee ol
the Graded School from Ward 4 and
will abide rules of the party.
.1. Mairion Davis is hereby an
-pounced as a candidate for re-elee
tio as a member of the Board oi
Trustees of the New,berry Graded
hols, from Ward 5.
Do You Want
We Have it
Bed Room S'UIts
From $15.75 up.
From $12.50 ut.
From $3.00 up.
From 1$2.25 up.
Ranges of all kinds
From $3.00 up.
From $7.50 up.:
The J EE Stoves
of all kinds.
Art Squares in grain, Brus
sels, Yelvets, IIxmin
ster and Wilton.
See our beauti
ful line of
$2.50 and $3.00 RUG
.We are agents for
can save you from $5
to $100 on your piano
Let us talk with you.