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If I had told her in the spring
The old, old story brietly.
When the sparrow and the robin be
gan to sig,
And the sowing was over chiertt.
But haste inakes waste, and the story
I reasoned, will keep through the a
Till I crop the corn and sow the wheat,
And give them a chance for growing.
Had I even told the tale in June. t
When the wind through the grass
Instead of thinking it too soon.
And waiting till after the sowing.
Or had I hinted, out under the stars. E
That I knew a story worth hearing. E
Lingering to put up the pasture bars,
Nor waited to do the sliaring.
Now the barn is fu!. and so is the bin,
But I've grown wise without glory,
Since love is the crop not gathered in, I
For another fellow told her the story.
Much Damage Done in the Eastern
Part of the State.
The storm of last Tuesday night
and Wednesday did considerable
damage in different parts of the State.
At Georgetown on Tuesday night,
13th Instant, the wind began to rise
at about 9 o'clock, coming from the
northeast In gusts that increased in
violence each hour accompanied by
heavy showers of rain and attaired a
mamimum velocity of about 80 izilcs
an hour near midnight. Towards
morning the wind changed completely
around, blowing strongly from the
southwest. The storm came without
warning from the weather bureau
and the rice planters have suffered
severely. A large part of the rice
crop being cut down and lying in the
fields. The damage to property in
town will fcot up fully 810,000.
MARION SUFFERS GREATLY.
A d-spatch from Marion to The
State on Wednesday says a terrible
storm has been raging since last night.
Houses are blown down, trees up
rooted, telephonic and telegraphic
communication is entirely suspended.
Crops are ruined and the electric
light wires are broken down in many
places. Communication even by
private conveyance is cut off. No
fatalities have been reported, but
Information as to the extent of the
damage in the county is very meagre.
SEVERE IN FLORENCE.
A dispatch on Wefdnesday to The
State from Florence says a severe
wind and rain storm struck this place
last night about 12 o'clock and raged
incessantly until 1 o'clock today. A
great many shade trees in the city
were blown down, several fences de
molished and considerable damage
done in breaking skylights and plate
glass in show windows. Reports
from the country say that the cotton
crop is badly damaged. The roads
are blockaded with trees and the tele
phone wires are badly broken up. In
the city trees were blown on several
houses but none were damaged to a
DAMAGE AT GOODWILL.
As a result of high winds from early
Tuesday night to 1 o'clock with light
rains until 9 o'clock, crops are badly
blown down as well as some fencing
and trees at Goodwill. At one time
this morning it looked like the storm
of 1893 would be repeated. Cotton
felds are a queer sight, the wrong
sides of the leaves turned up and cot
ton not more than half as high as it
was Tuesday, one row lapping over
sToRM AT LATTA-.
A heavy wind and rain storm began
at Latta about midnight Tuesday
* and continued steadily until about 2
o'clock next afternoon. Cotton that
remainedin the fields unpicked was
damaged considerably. No other
damage reported except the blowing
down of shade trees.
NARY LIVUS LOST.
One ofthe Fiercest Storms on Record
Sweeps Atlantic Coast.
~A number of lives were lost, much
*property damaged and several, ships
* were wrecked in the storm which
swept up the Atlantic coast Tuesday
night and Wednesday. It was one of
-the fiercest September storms on
record, thunder and lightning adding
terror to a howling gale which swept
drenching sheets of rain over sea and
The greatest loss of life was near
Wilmington, Del. The tug Israel W.
-Dnrham, with acrew of six men and
four other men employees of the
American Dredging company, was
swamped in the Delaware river early
Wednesday during the height of the
storm. Eight of the ten persons on
the little craft were drowned.
Halifax, N. S., is mourning a 3500,
000 fire. While this fire was not di
rectly due to the storm, the flames
were fanned and driven forward by
the high wind which prevailed.
New York suffered comparatively
little. The wind and rain and light,
ning and thunder was terrific, but
little damage was done. Nineteen
coal barges went adrift in the bay and
their wreckage strews the shore from
the battery to the narrows, but no
lives were lost. Several small vessels
also went ashore on various parts of
the coast near New York. One fa
tality was reported in New York
-when a piece of cast iron fire escape
was blown from a building and struck
Carl Hertzner, killing him instantly.
A fishing steamboat, Joseph
Church, of Greenport, N. Y., struck
on Peaks Hiil bar and was smashed to
pieces. The captain and crew of
twenty-one men were saved. From
Wilmington, Del., comes the news
'that great destruction was caused by
the storm. Trees were uprooted,
houses flooded and crops ruined. In
Chesapeake Bay the storm was par
ticularly fierce. Incoming steamers
arriving at Baltimore report that
never in their experience has so severe
gale swept down on them at this time
of the year. One man was seen adrift
in a small row boat in Chesapeake
Bay, but It was impossible to rescue
Trivial Accident Caused Death.
The Anderson Mail says the wife of
David Dooley, the well-known colored
blacksmith, died Monday morning
under very peculiar circumstances,
death resulting from blood poisoning
caused by a fish bone which penetrat
ed her hand about two weeks ago. No
attention was paid to the trivial ac
cident at the time the bone became
embedded~ in the fiesh, but within a
few days the hand became very in '
flammed, with the discoloration of1
the tissues surrounding the wound
which accompanies blood poisoning.
BarAN says he is ready to take the |
stump for Parker. I 1
SHOULD BRING TEN CENTS.
'armers Urged to Get That Price or
Hold Their Cotton.
Hon. Harive Jordan. one of the best
nown farmers in the nLited States,
'ho is president of the Southern Cot
on Growers Association and the
sational Farwers Congress, is out in
, strong interview, in which he urges
he farmers of the south to bold their
otton back and not flood the market
ith it. He says it will mean higher
rices, and better times. Tbe inter
iew is of vital interest to merchants
nd farmers throughout the south
,nd Mr. Jordan says if the plan can
ie successfully worked out, it will
ean additional millions to the
outh's wealth within the next year
ir two. Mr. Jordan's interview fol
"The rapid and continuous deteri
)ration of the cotton crop due to
Irouth, wilt, insects and fungus
liseases in the old states east of the
Aississippi river, and heavy damages
n Texas from storm, boll weevils and
:oll worms render the situation very
lifferent from what the outlook pre
sented on the first day of August.
"The late crop is virtually a failure
hether we have frost before Novem
Der or not. There are but few honest
tatisticians who would say that this
rop will reach more than 11,000,000
bales of cotton. The estimate ,frcm
be Texas people places the yield at
10,000,000 bales. But even if we
arvest 11,000,000 bales there must
ecessarily be a shortage in mill
stocks before we can plant and culti
ate another crop. Sme of our
argest mills in Georgia are actively
aying their supplies at present prices
lor the next year's consumption, which
indicates that Georgia spinners realize
that we are faced with another short
rop and also that present prices for
Lhe raw material are not too high.
Farmers who are paying high prices
lor cotton pickers so as to get their
:otton out to be ginned and thrown
n the market quickly are doing more
:o depress prices right now than any
andy else. Gather the crop as rapidly
possible, but do not rush the staple
too fast on the market. Store theseed
:ottou in outhouses or have it ginned
ind hold it.
"Let every producer determine that
ten cents per pound shall be the
minimum price at which his cotton
9hall be sold. The mills can well
ifford to pay 12 cents per pound for
dll middling grade cotton under exist
ing canditions and if the market is
zot rushed higher prices than those
it present will soon be cff rzd. 1 can
2ot fully emphasize the hign impor
ance of moving the crop slowly to the
markets this season.
"Sixty days later when the situation
Af the crop is fully known to the trade
it home and abroad the demand fox
)ur cotton will be intense and those
who have the staple still in their con
rol will receive its full value. Sell
)ly enough cotton to meet the press
ing demands of the present ana if the
balance Is held at home, store It un
der good cover so as to protect the
staple from the weather.
"Those who need some money to
meet maturing obligations In October
can store their cotton in local ware
houses and use the receipts to secure
loans from local banks. Your cotton
as already been sold for future de
Livery by brokers and exporters who
expect the markets to be deluged with
the rush of the staple as in past years.
Check this rush and teach these
speculators a lesson during the next
sixty days. The cotton mills are quite
willing to pay prices ranging between
10 and 12 cents per pound for this
crop, and it will simply be a needless
sacrifice to sell any cotton under ten
cents per pound.
"Stand steadfast for high prices
this season and your position will be
maintained. This crop should bring
to the producers not less than $700,
000,000. Hold your cotton seed fox
igher prices and refuse to accept the
present low prices offered by the rep.
resentatives of the cotton seed oil
"Every ton of cotton seed is worth
$15 as a fertilizer, and no farmer can
afford to sell and deliver a ton of cot
ton seed to the oil mill ior less than
$18 to $20 per ton. The present price
of cotton seed is fully $6 per ton too
[ate Returns from Maine Show Gains
for That Party.
A dispatch from Portland, Maine,
says returns from the small towns in
listant parts of the State and a care
ul revision of last figures place the
Republican plurality in Monday's state
election at about 27,000.
Returns from 450 cities, towns and
plantations out of 550 give William
T. Cbb, Republican, 75,954; Cyrus
W. Davis, Democrat, 50,158. The
same places in 1900 gave Hill, Repub
lican, 72,541; Lord, Democrat, 39,714.
The Republican gain over 1900 is
aow estim'ated at 5 per cent., the
Democratic gain at 24 per cent.
N'ext vear's senate will probably
stand 27 Republicans and four Demo
rats, as against 29 Republicans and
2ne Democrat in the last legislature.
[t is estimated that the house will be
121 Republicans and thirty Demo
rats. The last house stood 131 Re
publicans and twentiy Democrats.
The heaviest Dexihocratic gains were
[n Cumberland county where the par
~y re-elected Pennell as sheriff, a sena
bor and county commissioner. Chair
ian Simpson of the Republican state
:ommittee, telegraphed President
Roosevelt that the party had carried
bhe State by more than 25,000.
President Roosevelt replied saying
te was delighted with the result and
:ongratulated Mr. Simpson and those
who had worked with him, most
beartily. Every one knows that
Roosevelt is not delighted over the
result, because the Republican ma
lority of four years ago has fallen off
bout seven thousand. *
Smothered in Cotton Pile.
Bryant Partin, the six-year-old son
>f Frank Partin, was smcshered to
eath Tuesday while playing in a pile
f lint cotton In front of his father's
ome near Raleigh, N. C. The boy
playfully dug a hole in the cotton and
umped in. He had not been missed
t the house and his dead body was
'ound by his little sister, who was dig.
ring into the loose cotton.' The child
vas found standing on his head in the
enter of the pile of cotton.
Farmers' institutes will be held in
)ecember in the follrowing counties:
arion, Horry, Florence, Williams
Eurg, Georgetown, Olarendon, Berke
cy, Charleston, Dorchester, Orange
surg, Bamberg, Colleton, Beaufort,
ampton and Barnwell. Applica
ions for institutes must be in by
tovember 1. These applications must
SEVEN LIVES LOST
And Six Others Seriously Injured
in a New York Fire.
HEROIC RESCUES BY FIREMEN.
Men Sought to Escape First but
Thurst Back While Women
and Children We re
At New York seven persons were
burned to death and six others were
injured seriously in a fire which parti
ally destroyed a tenement building at
Nos. 68-70 First street early Tuesday.
More than 20 families were asleep in
the building and acts of bravery ac
companied their rescue, which was
ac'omplished by firemen and polic3.
It was shortly after 2 o'clock wher
the alarm was given. Within the
few moments that had elapsed the
flames were found to have gained
great headway from the first floor and
the neighborhood was in a panic 01
terror. Women and children were
being dropped from the windows oJ
the lower tloors and dozens of growr
persons were fighting in the hallway.
to reach open air.
A policeman clambered to the rooi
of an adioining building and by cling.
ing to the -cornice with the smok
pouring into his face, reached dowr
to the -windows of the fifth floor anc
rescured seven children who were
handed out by their parents. An offi
cer winding a coat about his head
entered the building from below and
rolled down the stairs the body of 2
half suffocated man. Three times the
officer came back carrying two persons
in his arms. i Then he fell, exhausted
Meantime, ladders had been run tx
the top of the building and firemen,
clambering up, rescued at least 2(
tenemefit dwellers who were about t<
jump. Men sought to reach the fire
men first, but were thrust back whil
the women and children were taker
out. One fireman although badl3
burned, took seven persons from
single window on the fourth floor
When the work of rescue bad beei
completed and the flames had beei
brought under control, the firemer
hurriedly searched the crowded flat
and on the fourth floor, they fount
six members of the Konovitsch famili
On top of the building an unidenti
fled man was found dead. Palic,
Capt. McDermott and the firemer
who first reached the burning build
ing, believed the fire was of incendiar.
origin. Their theory is borne out b,
the statements of the janitor of th
building who says that an attemp
was made to set fi- e to the tenemen:
last Thursday night. *
THE RURAL SCEOOL LIBRARIES
Number of Librraies Established i
The following list shows the num
ber of rural libraries established this
year and the number yet to be estab
lished in each county in order to re
celve the benefit of the appropriatioz
for 1904, under the Aull library act
Supt. Martin is anxious, now tha1
the county campaigns are over, fo:
the county superintendents, teacher
and patrons of each county to besti:
themselves in order that none of thi:
appropriation may be lost in an3
county at the expiration of the time
Dec. 31st, of this year. Each countl
is entitled to 12 libraries under thiu
act and should by all means avail itsel:
of this rare opportunity of outside aic
before it is too lgte. The list is:
Abbeville........... 7 5
Aiken......... ....... 9 3
Bamberg ..... ....... 3 9
Barnwell. ..... ......7 5
Beaufort ... ..... 3 9
Berkley............. 3 9.
Charleston............ 2 10
Cherokee....... .....4 8
Chester............. 7 5
Chesterfield........... 1 11
Clarendon .... ........ 9 3
Colleton.............. 6 6
Darlington ........-..9 .3
Dorchester..... ... ..0 12
Edgefield....... .....12 0
Fairfield....... .....12 0
Georgetown.......... 1 1
Hampton............. 5 7
Horry.............. 5 7
Kershaw.... ........ 7 5
Lee..... ............... 3
Lexington ...... 5 7
Marion............... 4 8
Orangeburg...... ....12 0
Pickens............. 5 7
Richland ............ 12 0
Saluda.. .... .. .. ...11 1
Sunter............. 9 3
Union ............... 6 6
Williamsburg ..... .. ..3 9
York ...............12 0
Totals............ 303 189
Collapse of a Bridge.
At Stillwater, Mich., the bridge
across Lake St. Croix, which is a hail
mile long, extending to the Wisconsin
side, caught fire late Thursday after
noon. The fire created some commo
tion and the fire apparatus in respond
ing to the alarm was followed by the
usual crowd of persons. The fira had
so weakened one end of the spans of
the rather ancient structure, that
when the fire apparatus and the crowd
attempted to cross it, it fell into the
water, twenty feet below. About
twenty persons were precipitated
with the wreckage into the water.
Adolph Boo, aged 22, and George Mc
Grath, aged 16. were killed, and fiv-e
others were s-eriously injured. The
financial loss was smoil.
Caught mn a Gale.
What is known as the "Mosquito
fleet" of boats owned and manned by
daring negro fishermen, went beyond
the bar to the Black Fish banks, out
of sight of land, Wednesday morning.
Three out of these boats andi their
crews of four men each have not been
heard from 11 o'clock at night, and
are almost certainly lost. One boat,
"The P'ride," capsized and sunk and
the captain, John Wyilie, and
nine others were drowned. Jos. Butler
was the only one of the crew rescued,
another fishing boat having picked
him up. The squall which struck
the fishing boats is the edge of a
small gale that has been sweeping up
this oast all day.
TO ELECT ROOSEVELT.
The Trusts Have Subscribed Nearly
Seven Million Dollars.
The New York American recently
published a list of the leading contrib
utors and amounts pledged to the Re
publican national campaign fund of.
1904. According to the American near
ly $2,000,000 has already been paid to
the national committee. The remain
der is to be had on call.
The list shows that J. P. Morgan
is the largest individual subscriber,
while the Standard Oil, Gas and Elec
tric Trusts are the most generous of
the corporation. The American says
the ultimate plan is to collect $10,.
000,000 more if necesary, as against
$6,000,000 in 189(; and about $5,000,
000 in 1900.
These are the pledges: Standard Oil,
Gas and Elec-ric, through William G.
Rockefeller, $1,000 000; J. Pierpont
Morgan, $250,000; United States Steel
Corporation, through Andrew Carne
gie and H. C. Frick, $750,000; Ameri
can Sugar Refining company, through
H. 0. Havemeyer, $800,000; Consoli
dated Tobacco, $500,000; Charles M.
Schwab and his allied interests, $6CO,
000; National Paper and branches,
$250,000; Pennsylvania, Reading and
coal Trust, through A. J. Cassat,
$500,000; New York Central system,
through the Vanderbilts, $250,000,
other railways, $500,000; National
Biscuit (cracker trust,) $200,000;
American W2ol, $200,000; National
Lead, $200,000; manufacturers,
through Messrs. Dolan and Dobson,
$500,000; James Stillman and other
bankers, $250,000; total so far pleged,
The American adds: "The list of
contributors and sums prInted above
comes from a source of the highest
authority in the Republican party, a
member of the great trusts, a man of
millions, who was induced to give the
facts because of the reports that it
was "hard to raise money to elect
Up to September First of the Present
The cotton report of the census
bureau as issued Thursday shows a
total of 390,414 commercial bales
pressed at the ginneries, ginned from
the growth of 1904, prior to Septem
ber 1, against a total of 17,587 com
mercial bales in the corresponding pe
riod of last year. The report shows
7,567 ginneries operated this season
prior to September 1; while the num
ber operated to the corresponding date
in 1903 was 2,176. The report points
out that-in comparing the statistics
of the two years due allowance must
be . made for the different conditions
of the two seasons. The total com
mercial bales which would number
but 374,821 if the round'bales were
counted as half bales, compose 358,
796 square bales, 31,187 round bales
and 431 sea island crop bales. The
crop by states and territories follows:
Alabama-26, 456 commercial bales,
total corresponding period last year
Arkansas-76 commercial bales.
last year 17.
Florida-1,956 commercial bales,
last year $82.
Georgia-63,193 commercial bales,
last year 6,283. *
Indian Territory-1,055, last year 4.
Louisiana-5,570, last year 448.,
Mississippi--2, 703 commercial bales,
last year 384.
North Carolina-134 commercial
bales, last year 35.
Oklahoma-43 commercial bales,
last year none.
South Carolina-4,215 bales last
Tennesse-2 commercial bales, last
Texas-285,011 commercial bales,
last year 6,761.
No figures are given for Kansas,
Kentucky, Missouri andi Virginia.
These statistics were collected
through a canvass of the individual
ginneries of the cotton states by 667
local special agents. The report. will
be followed by five others, showing
the quantity of cotton ginned from
the growth of 1904 to October 18 to
November 14, to December 13 to
Januay 16, and the end of the season.
The final report will give the quantity
of cotton ginned during the entire
season and will include the quantity
of linters obtained by the cotton seed
oil mills from regaining cotton seed of
this year's growth.
What Is the Matter?
The Galveston 19ews draws atten
tion to the fact that Galveston is now
the leading cotton port of the world,
having last season taken first place
from New Orleans with receipts of
2,406,032 against 2,000,357 for the
Crescent City. Following in third
place comes Savannah, with 1,168,191
bales, which will doubtless be improv
:' onthis season. Norfolk comes
next with 479,642 bales, then Wil
mington with 321,324, Mobile with
201,676, Charleston with 147,852,
Pennsacola with 121.368 and Bruns
wick with 92,28S6. What is the mat
ter with Charlestond According to
the above figures she is very much in
the back ground in the matter of
handling cotton. Savannah handles
over one million more bales of cotton
per year than she does: Even Wil
mington doubles her. There must be
something radically wrong somewhere,
and the business men of Charleston
should find out what it is and remedy
it. We would all like to see the good
old city of Charleston take the place
commercially that her wealth and
grographical position entitles her to.
Let her awake, put on new life and
enter the lists against Savannah and
all other comers with a determination
to win, and she will do it.
Several days ago James Horne, a
leading merchant of Metcalf, Ga., re
ceived an anonymous letter advising
him that he had been marked for
slaughter by a "Before Day Club."
The letter was followed at an early
hour Friday morning by the firing of
Hoe's store. This was done with
Ikerosene and was the work of icendiar
ies Early risers saw the fire and ex
tinguished it with slight loss. The
Ibetter class of people counselled aI
mass meeting. This was held. More
negroes than whites were present. S.
A. Inddenberry, mayor of Metcalf,
and R. W. Branch, presiding elder of
the colored Methodist church, spoke.
The meeting seemed to clear the at
mosphere and it is now thought that
no trouble will follow. The negroes
seem to be anxious to avoid trouble.|
They have submitted the books andj
by-laws of all lodges to the inspection'
of th whites.
THE CHUEESE INDUSTRY.
Several New Factories to Be Estab- Ti
lished in South Carolina.
The Columbia Recor3 says it i s
likely that a number of creameries P1
will be established in the state as w
a conference with the commissioner st
of immigration by C. G. Voigt, of tv
Union, is known. Mr. Voight came
here from Illinois several years ago cc
and has been instrumental in estab
lishirg seven cheese factories in vari- c
ous parts of the state. Mr. Voight p1
is enthusiastic about the industry for ki
this state and says that it is one of
the best paying and cheapest invest- A
ments thought of. Negotiations are b(
now in progress with a Virginia dairy- w
man for the removal of his entire g:
dairy to this state and an effort will ai
be made to bring others here, Gs the y
factorifs find great trouble in getting al
a sufficient quantity cf milk. st
A sample of the cheese was brought S1
from Union Wednesday. and the qual- ti
ity is so much better t han the W est- a]
er article that it readily sells for ti
fifteen cents per pound against ab ut
nine cents f >r the other. Mr. Voigit rE
says that the dairies here sell a much ai
better supply of milk, and because of t]
the superior pasture lands the cheese tl
is correspondingly bAtter. A c'ieese ti
factory starts of. with a capital (f s
about $1,500, and the work is very t]
simple. As stated, the trouble is 5
to secure a sufficient quantity of t]
milk to keep the fLctory running at v
full capacity, and cf cen it is only
running half time. The article finds a P
sale at once and the factory never has il
any stock on hand. Arrangements are I
being made with the next factory (s t
tablished to have put in an apparatus t]
for making any kind of cheese. .
A BOLD RASCAL. r
_L _ a
An Atlanta Lady Attacted by a Neg- e
ro in Broad Daylight. t
The residence of M. Benjamin, at C
White Ball and Fair streets, was the 9
scene Thursday morning of a bold rob
bery, when an unknown negro brute a
attacked Mrs. J. F. Robics'n, drag- I
ged her about the house, and looted f
several of the sleeping rooms. The a
man esca ied before assistance reached 0
the residence, but the police have a C
good dcscription of him and hope to
effect his capture before night. r
It was about 11:30 o'clock when the d
negro rang the door bell at the Benji- e
min residence. Mrs Benjamin and
other members of the family were
away from home at the time, having
gone to the city to do some shopping. j
Mrs. Robinson, who is a governess in
the family, was the only person in the
house, save the cook, who was in the
Mrs. Rotbinson answered the ring of P
the bell. The negro confronted her and t
his actions were such as to arouse sus
Is there any on at home?" asked the c
Mrs. Robinson told him that several t
members of the family were- in the d
house, hoping to frighten him off, tut c
the negro had evidently been watch- I
ing the place and seen the members g
of the family go down town. t
"Well, I'll see who is at home," re- t
piled the negro muttering an oath. a
At the same time he caught Mrs. c
Robinson and pulled her in the house. a
He handled her so roughtly that the ,I
waist to tbe dress which she was I
wearing was ripped and torn to 'l
pieces. The negro dragged the help- c
less womon through the hall to the i
staircase, and pulled her up the stairs t
to the second floor, where he lofted
e very room. The drawers were pulled I
from the dressers and their contents
were scatt ered about the floor. Beds a
in the looking bor money. 11
Much jewelry was thrown over the i
floor, and the negro got away with a I
purse containing about $12. . is
As a result of her experience with
the negro, Mrs. Robinson is prostrat- t
ed. -Atlanta Journal. c
FEIGNED SICKNESS. :
But Was Convicted and Sent to the t
A special dispatch to The State says t
an unusual incident transpired in ses
sicns court Wednesday which will
afford a break from the dull monotony
of sitting under the stern dignity of
his honor and hearing the endless t
talks of the lawyers, the hesitating,
stammering statements of witnesses
and the sonorous voice of the court
crier. Arthur Salter, colored, was ar
raigned for stealing live stock. That
is, Salter was brought into the court
room. Just after he had been placed
in the criminal docket, he fell down 1
and gave vent to a number of gutter
al, groaning sounds, at the same time
twisting and writhing his long, lank
body. Judge Gary had a physician 11
summoned, who, after a careful s.ex- ']
amination, pronounced the negro to
b'e perfectly healthy. Salter refused to
go by his diagnosis, however, and con- e
tinned in a prostrate condition in the s
docket, at times groaning and howl
ing. As the negra kept up his game, is
the judge selected the jury, and the is
case was tried. In the meanwhile Sal- a
ter was removed from the docket to a 51
bench where he lay hat on his back, vi
feigning sickness. He was found guil- 'I
ty. When the court asked for him to ii
stand up he could not be moved by the si
court officers and Judge Gary pro- p
nounced sentence on the man as he q
lay on the bench. "Your sentence is
18 months at hard labor on the roads di
of Spartanburg county-this is six ti
months additional, Salter, for your ex- o0
ibition this monrning," remarked his ci
honor. Court officers had to catch the II
negro by either arm and forcibly carry e:
him from the court room. A number
of cases of minor importance were dis- fi
posed of. it
Ras a Hard Time.
Consul Proffit, at Pretoria, has for- o:
warded to the state department a gi
petition by a dozen American negroesa
in Transvaal, charging discrimination
by the British government against
te American negro. They allege
that the liberties once enjoyed under ab
the Boer government are now abrogat9 b
ed. The petition says they a're de
barred from riding in second class i
railroad coaches because of their color; b
that they are prohibited .from walk-b
ing on the sidewalk "for which we of
are thrown about like chattles,"
that they are not allowed to do busi
ness because they are Americans and
lastly, they are told "that American
natives must expect the same treat- of
ment as Africans." .all
Miss Helen Gould has organized an H,
attack on the boll weevil. She be- ba
lieves a bird brigade will exterminate Ca
the pest. Secretary Wilson pins his t
faith to ants. Meantime the weevil an
says the Augusta Herald, is sawing nuc
HONE CIRCLE COLUIN.
Crude Th)ughts as They Fall from
the Editorial Pen.
[A coluiin dedicated to tired moth
ers as they join the 11ome Circle at
TIE V ALUE OF A SMLE. 1
The thing that gues the fa tlhest toward mak
ing life worth xhile.
That costs the least uid dues the most, i, just
a ple.sant smile.
The smile that bubbles from the heart that
loves its fellow men
Will drive aw -y the clouds of gloom and
coax the sun again.
It's full of worth and goodness, too, with
manly kindness blent
It's worth a million dollars and it doesn't
cost a cent.
Late hours are shadows from the
The pr sent tine is tte raw mater
ial out of which we make whatever
we will. Do n:t brood-over the past.,
or dream of the fai'ure, but seize the
initant and get your lesson from the
hour. The man is yet unborn who
rightly measures and fully realizes
the value of an bur. As Fenelon
says, God never gives but one moment
at a time, and does not give a second
until he withdraws the firt.
In the came family and under the
same circumstances one rears a state
ly ed fie, while his brother, va-illatZ
Ing and ir c 'mpe ent, lives forever
amid the ruins. From the same ma
terials one may fashion vessels of
honor or di-honor. We find what we
are lookir g for. The geologist sees
design and order in the very pave
ment stones- The botanist reads vo'
umes in the 11.wais and gra3ses viich
most men tread under their feet.
"Is your fat her rich?" som-oneack
ed a five year old girl and the little
one replied ccalident y, 'Way, of
cnrse! He's got me." An- she was
right, t:o for the fatbPr of a sweet,
living, helpf A litLtle daug'ater is r.clu
er than s -mre million, ires whose mon
ey caa not buy hemn tue love of a sin
gle heart. H w about your father?
Does he feel that he is a rich man be
cause of the daughter at home?
There are households where itis hard
"to make both ends meet" but where
there is plenty of thst better wealth
of love and goodness and loyalty. Is
yours one of them?
Just a few words to the boys and
girls. If you have the opportunity
do not waste It. Make your school
days count to the best advantage. It
means work, of course it does, but
you need nevt r expect t g t anything
of value without an. equivalent. Many
of the common laborers of today who
gain a mis.rable livelihocd at the
hardest kind of lab, r x ill tolf you that
they brought the trouble; on them
s:lves -by idling away the golden hours
of se'onl days. The mere the work
the better. You need to exercise the
body to keep it strong ahd in the best
of health, and so you must exercise
tae L.rain if yod would have a healthy
gvo-vth. D not gbto schlool j t to
avoid heavy work, and make your
self a shirk cr asa idLr; butt go re
solved to stand at th'e head of your
Class and earn the place by systemlatic,
conscientious study. Your entire
future depends on the foundation you
lay in youth. Appreciate the sacri
fice your parents are making for your
benefit and s'iow them it is not in
We sometimes hear a clergymau
consoling a mother, distracted. over
the death of her darling child, by tell
ing her thata mysterious Providence
has taken it from her for wise reasons,
and that she mu4 find comfort in her
bereavement. What! has God snatch
ed from loving parents a beautiful
child just blooming Into youth? Does
the Creator of harmony prcduce d s
cord? ;Does the Author of health and
beauty smite his noble t work ere it
is finished-a work Into which He
has breathed his own ~image, and
which He has endowed with aspira
tions and possibilities as high as
heaven itself? It is a libel upon Him
who has fashioned the human body,
so, wonderfully and fearfully wrought,
that it may withstand -ravages of
time for. a century. Gad does not
murder nor totture his children. He
rather tries in a thousand ways to
induce them to keep the laws of
health, which If obeyed, would car
ry them Into a ripe old age. He tries
in every way to prolong life after we
have forfeited every right to it, and
have become useless drones.
Labor, the mighty magician; walks
forth into a region uninhabited and
waste; he looks earnestly at the scene,
so quiet in Its disolation, then weav
ing his wonder-working wand, those
dreary valleys smile with golden har
vests; those barren mountain-slopes
are clothed with foliage;.the furr ace
blazes; the anvil rings; the busy wheel
whirls round; the town~ appears; the
mart of commerce, the hall of science,
temple of religion, rear high their
lofty fronts; a forest of masts, gay
with varied pennons, rise from the
harbor; representatives of far-cif re
gions make it their resort: science en
lists the elements of earth and'heaven
in its service; art, awakening, clothes
its strength with beauty; civilization
smiles; liberty Is glad; humanity re
joices, Ifor the voice of industry and
gladness is heard on every side. Work
ing men walk worthy of your vccation.
You'have a noble escutcheon; disgrace
it not. Labor, allied with virtue, may
look up to heaven and not blush. The
man and woman who are above labor,
and despise the laborer, show a want
of common sense. Labo'r achieves
more grander victorit s, it weaves
more durable trophies, It holds wider
sway than the conqueror. His name
becomes tainted ard his monuments
crumble, .but labor converts his red
battle fields inta gardens, and erects1
monuments significant of better
things. The noblest thing in the
world is honest labor.
SEND TBEM TO SCHOOL.
It is often asked why the boys and]
girls do not attend school longer.
Many-by far too many-of them
:rop out at ten or twelve, and it is
seldom that the boys attend after(
heir fourteenth or fifteenth year.
This should not be so and it wouldt
ot be the case if parents used the I
proper encouragement. Because a o
oy gets restless in the schoolroom hisy
arents need not conclude that it is a a
aste of ttme to send him. He will
o well if encouraged and kept at t si
t is poor economy to put the boy e.t f,
ork when he ougzh to be in schol1, y
uless it is a necessity. Give him the e
est education he can get, and fit t
im to do something in the world. n
ecause you succeeded with but little b
ducation is no reas'on that your soula
1houd1Ay ep arived of all he can et.
WILL NEGROES DIE OUr?
Lberculosis Said to be Increasing
at an Alarming Rate.
While the population of Augusta is
actically evenly divided between
2ites and blacks, the mortuary
itistics of the city show that from
Fo to three negroes die to every
aite person. The fact is causing
nsiderable discussion since the re
nt vital statistic ordinance has been
it in force and more complete records
The new ordinance went in force
gust 22. So far 68 deaths have
en recorded with Secretary Cald
el. Of this number 48 were ne
ces and 20 white people. An ex
nination of the records for several
ars part show that this ratio is
out corect, sometimes the records
owing an increased ratio. Monthly
sxton Calhoun reports from two to
iree times as many interments as
e made during the same time in the
vo white cemeteries.
When questioned as to the probable
ason fur the greater death rate
roog the negroes physicians declare
iat it is due to the unsanitary condi
on of their homes, the poor atten
-n give n to the s'ck, carelesness in
immoning medical aid to their sick,
ieir careslessness in exposing them
Ives to diseases, and also to the fact
iat constitutionally they are the easy
tims of a nua-b:r of maladies.
It is authoritatively declared by
ysicians that tuberculosis is increas
ig among the negroes at an alarming
te. They seem to have a predisposi
on to the disease. It is'also a fact
2at this disease is one to which they
iore quickly succumb than white peo
le. While lcoked upon as a robust
Lee, pbysically strong, it is said to be
fact the course of the dreaded dis
se is much shorter when they are
tacked. It is probably true that
his is in part due to the unsanitary
ndition of their homes and the er
osed occupations they pursue.
It is also true that the birth rate
mong the race is on the decrease.
1ooked upon as a prolitic race, this
ict viill cause considerable surprise
mong the laity. In tb opinion
f many eminent students of medi
ine, as the race is brought up to a
igher state of civilization, the death
ite will increase and the birth rate
ecrease until the negro is practically
WILL OPPOSE LEV.ER.
'be Republicans to Put Out a Candi
The Columbia Record says the Re
ublican congressional convention for
be Seventh district will meet in
umter on Septemblr 24th and this
nvention will, it is understood, place
2 nomination some one who can cip
ire some votes. A delegate to the
istrict convention stated that this
andidate would not be Dantzler,,who
ad announaed himself. Tue dele
'ates said that they wvere not running
his cindidate this time for the con
est money, which is $2,000, but he
dmitted that the money would be ac
epted If the Republican congress
warded it. It was positively stated,
oweer, that if any candidate was
ut up it would not be Dantzler.
here is a possibility that no candi
ate will be put in this district, and
a s not known what will be done in
he First district.
A number have been mentioned as
lossibilities In the Seventh., Among
ese is F. 0. Aldrich, of Lexington,
,white man, and a R epublican of
>ng standing. Mr. Aldrich, however,
one of the electors and he would
ave to resign that. If he had the
lea of running In his mind he did not
2ntion it when named as an elec
or. C. C. Scott, colored, of East
ver, is also mentioned as seeking the
onor, as Is J. H. Weston, also col
red, of the same place. The chair
ian of the Seventh district con ven
ion is J. H. Fordham, of Orangeburg,
d it is pretty well gpjderstood that
ny candidate named by him will gc
From what can be gathered it is
videt that there was considerable
iscusssion Thusday night which was
ot given to the press. There Is lit
Le doubt that the G. 0. P. leaders in
his state are preparing for a fight, if
ot this time, two years hence, and
hey are counting on getting support
:om sources not heretofore given.
SENATOR TILLKAN'S VIEWS.
aks Plainly About the Murder of
the Hodges Family.
In a letter to the Supreme Court
eporter Bryant of Lincoln, Senator
ilman of South Carolina speaks out
ery plainly about the crime that
msed the Statesboro lynching. He
"The act of the mob at Statesboro
to be deplored, but more deplorable
the fact that a whole family of
hite people have been butchered,
amped out, by the two fiends who
ere lynched and their accomplices.
he more dep'.orable is the condition
the Southern States which make
ich a thing possible and which
romises to make them of more fre
ent occurrence in the future.
Mobs are bad, but they are evi
mce of the spirit of liberty. We of
ie South have thrown off the yoke
the black majority. We did it be
tuse life has ceased to be worth liv
Lg in the terms and conditions which
dsted f:om 1868 to 1876.
"F om ncessity we used force and
and to overcome the negro major
y. The negroes have the memory
eight years or licence, and, in
ired by the actions and utterances
President Roosevelt, they have
yen evidence only too plentiful of
hope and bellet that their time will
me again. Race antagonism and
Ltred grow apace.
'The whites are resolved to govern
whatever cost, because experience
s shown that any other course
eans ruin. Negro equality is some
.ing that will nut be tolerated, and
it comes to war the negroes will
exterminated. The white people
the South are on the top and they
11 stay there."
Better Stay at Home.
The Anderson Yail relates the story
a citizen of that county who sold
his lands, goods and chattels and
)ved West to better his fortune.
utterly failed and will now come
k and start all over again. South
rolina is as good a state as any in
a union, and superior in some
pects, for agricultural pursuits,
d as The Mail says, a man who can
make success of it in this state
1nd no benhtter anywxhere elke
'o-ditions have all chaneed in the
ast thirty y-ar.. IU requires mo 8
kill and traicing to rise in the wodl 'i
han it did when you w,.re a boy.
:our son will become a better me
3hanic, a better farmer. as well as I,
oetter business man by having a good
!ducaLio2. Your daughter will be a
oatter houseie-per, a better wife and
. better mother by having all the ad
vantages that the public schcols tf
Dur land affor3. You can affcrd to.
stint your children on fne clothes,
fine houses and fancy food much bet
ter than you can afford to starve their
intell cts and compel them to narrow,
sordid lives because their natures are
not developed. You can afford to
bear extra burdens for a long while
in order to fit them for the burdens of
life. They will thank you for it in
A Woid to Farmers.
What will farmers do with their
cotton seed? Do they understan
their value? Every 1,000 pounds.. of
lint cotton yields one ton of seed. The
seed is worth one-seventh the price of
cotton when. the latter sells at 10
cents. One ton of seed will yield
- 300 lbs. (40 gallons) of oil..
750 lbs. of meal.
40 lbs. of linters.
900 lbs. of hulls.
20 lbs. of waste.
Placing the crude oil at 25 cents a
gallon and the other products at te .-_i
market 'price, the mill gets $2L60
f rpm the ton of seed.
'One ton of seed, 66 bushels, con
78 lbs. of ammonia.
13 lbs. of phosyhoric acd.
23 lbs. of potash.
Pacing the plant food at the whole
sa'e price, the tOn of seed is wort
$11.42 to the farm-r.- freight'
add the retail profit a ton of'se
would be equal In valui to a c.n n .r
cial fertilizer worah sr5 to $17.
Consider th.'ee fi ures. Can the
far.ner affird to sell his seed !al
15 cents a b-ile ? Thav -Lre wothi-t
cents, used as i feridtz.C. It aflz
changes seed for meal he should
1,500 to 1,600- pounds for a
seed. We do not advise any one to'
seed for cash. Exchang& for meal
-put It back on the land. Hulls
been retailing at $10 a ton'.
gnd meal at $1.40 a hundred
The prices will drop when the.*
start. . We' advise farmers to hold
twice as many seed as will be needen,-.
to plant their next crop. Sell the bzDA,
ance provided they can get their price.. ,
If farmers will sell for'cashto
mills they should not take less than.
the fertilizer value. If they ichng .-'-r
for meal they should get at least
500 far a-ton of seei. We .icomm
the above from the Greenville oun
taineer to the thoughtful cobsidera.
tion of our farmers.
Belit ves in Divorcee.
William Tell TL'oha one. of
wealthiest men in Wolfe countyr ,' -'v'
has just filed suit for divorce from hs -
sixth.wife. He aleges."iucomVito
ty, born of differences over oN.d '
3 and 4. 1No. 5 is dead, out it isa
that even she figured in the'srn~az"
debates between the party 'of the fru
part and No. 6. 'Tolson' Is 51 ya. ~
old and was not married un_
reached the age of thirty. Aill 1
wives were regarded by the n~hos''
as estimable women, bateonly oneevy
sued him for divorce, and he helped ;
her to g t it. .The others'wre sued\~.
by him and tihey helped .him to ui -
the tangle. After the divorces had.
been granted, his former wives and> 'i
Tolson were great friends, and wvhen,>
another wife would be taken* the ex
wives were Invited-and were, 'present
at the ceremony and the subsequent
feast. ~Tolson gave them what was
regarded as an elegant homelas their
turns came as Mrs. Tolson, bn'tItdidC
not take each wife and her husband.
long to weary of the bdnd, and -with
no hard feeling the divorces followed.
No children were ever born tobecome
entangled in the complication.
Kimed on the Track'
.Aspclal to The News and Courier
from Greenville says while on his way
to the Monaghan Mills a yard engine ,
on the Charleston and Western (Caro
lina iRailway at this place ran over
and killed Willam Henry Morgan and
Arthur Davis, two mill operatives on
the "Smali Rabbit" Railroad, about/
three hundred jards beyond the
Southern Railway, Saturday at 8:2O9
p. m. ,~The engine, which was in
charge of Engineer Bearding, was
shoving four cars from the depot out '
to the Monaghan Mills. The cas.
were in-fron', but Conductor Wilsdn,
who was nchre ofthetin %
several other of the crew, were ridinge~'
at the forward .end when the me&"'
were struck. Morgan was employed
by the Woodside Cotton Mills and was.
about 19 years of age. He was ua
married and leaves a father, a sister
and several other relatives, who work
at the Monaghan Mill. Davis Is said
to have been about 20 years of age. ..
It could not be learned Saturday nighit
whether he had any relatives here or
not. He was employed in the weave
room of the Monaghan Mills.
- The War News Lies.
Somebody in Berlin .as taken the
trouble to tatulate and analyse the
statistics of the war news since the
struggle between Japan and Russia
opened. The result appears In the
Berlin issue of Lloyed's 'of recent
date. The compiler assumes that
every telegram told the truth. Here,
then, is the result, and figures don't
lie: Russia has lost 28 battleships
like the 2Retvizan, 38 of the Peropav
lovsk type, 145 cruisers, 411 torpedo,
boat destroyers, 1,487 torpedo boats, ,
with 93,000 soldiers killed, 86,500
wounded and 186,000 prisoners. Ja
p:n has lost 49 armored cruisers, 84
ther croisers, 98 destroyers and 549
torpedo boats, while her losses In men
bave been 98,000 killed, 131,000
wounded and 119,000 prisoners. Port
rthur, according to the saine
mthority, has been- twelve time atr
~acked, has been carried by storm
mee and has capitulated no less than
White Man Convicted.
At Spartanburg on Saturday after
rguments had been dihed in the -
)ean case the jury retired to their
'oem and in forty minutes reported a
erdict of guilty of murder, with a
ecommendation to the mercy of the
~ourt, Judge Gary inimediately sen
enced him to life imprisonment in
he Penitentiiry. The killing of Mc
Uinney occurred nearly two years ago,
ai the roadside, near Duncan's. He
ias accosted by Harry Dean and
hortly afterwards the shooting took
'lace. Dean claimed that he shot in .
elf-defeace. Attorneys for the de
ence gave notice of an appeal, which
riil suspen-1 the execution of the sen-.
ence until the Supreme Court decides
'ne case. The former jury made a.
1str'al in this case, a few of them
eng in favor of acquittal. Dean~is
white man, and has innuential con