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To Debauch the Ballot Only Hope Of
REMARKABLB SCRET CIRCULAR
Republican Defeat Represented as
BeingPossible. Independent Vote
and "Fickle Labor Element"
Must Be Controlled.
One week from next Tuesday either
Alton B. Parker or Thedore Rocse
velt will be elected president of the
United States. If Georga B. Cortel
you, official fat-fryer of the Republi
can party, knows what he is talkir g
about, it is all over but the shouting,
Roosevelt is as good as eketed, and
the votirg on the 8th of Novembe
will be a mere matter of form. Mr.
Rcosevelt, so the offcial fat-fryei
would have the public understand,
will have the jolliest kind of a walk
over. Indeed he will have so many
electoral votes that, like the old wo
man In the shoe, with her numerous
children he won't know what to do
But will Mr. Roosevelt have a mer
ry, or any other kind of a walkover?
Tom iWatson, Mr. Roosevelt's side
partner, who is running a Republican
annex, says he will. "The unspeat
able Addicks" agree with Watson.
Former Senator Peffer, of Kansas.
described a few years ago by Republi
can organs as "the bewhiskered and
lantern-jawed calamity howler," is o.
the same opinion, and says so from
the stump. Astrologers and palmists
have been consulted and have added
to this convincing array of evidence.
And last, but by no means least,
Elijah II, otherwise knowni as Dowie.
the Prophet, has had a vision which
confirms the predictions of Cortelyou
and his distinguished. aids before
cA'rHE Fm)ENCY BE BOUGH'?
Despite the apparent confidence dis
played by these em'nent conserva
tives, Messrs..Cortelyou, Watson, Ad
dicks, Peffer and Dowie, Roosevelt
will not be elected, unless supportern
of Parker and Davis in Bew York,
Tndiana, Connecticut, New Jersey,
West Virginia, Montana, Nevada
Colorado, )elaware, Wisconsin and
Illinois prove to be less vigilant than
it Is believed they are, and will be un
til the close of the polls. There is no
doubt that the Republican managers
have planned to buy the presidercy.
Zvidence accumulates that they are
preparing to use an enormous corrup
tion fund in the purchase of the float
jng vote In certain stakes. They have
been accused openly of this intentio.
by two high-class independent news
-papers, the New York Times and the
Brooklyn Eagle. ' The accusation Is
supported by that sort of circumstan
tal evidence which oftentimes is-more
convincing than direct evidence. That
the disclosures made to the newspa
pers named, and which have been
published by them, and not denied b)
the Republican managers, are true no
'honest man doubts. The victims
who furnished the Information arn
the heads of large corporatons
which are not particularly interested
in the Bepublican campaign, being
among the corporations which do not
depend for business success upon the
tariff or other class legislation
They were "sandbagged" and forced
to give large sums Of money to the re
publican national committee, the in
ference being that it-they failed to do
so they would "hear something drop.'
Mr. Cortelyon, It should be borne in
-mind, was formerly secretary of the
department of commerce and labor, a
department created- ostensibly for the
public benefit, but actually managed
in'the peronal and poltical interest
of Theodore Roosevelt in anticipation
Iof his,nomination for 'the presidency.
Whether or not the Infamous plan to
buy the presidency for Roosevelt can
be put through, depends upon the vig
- lance of the local committees and in
divliual voters, who are earnestly
supporting Parker. and Davis. The
Democratic national committee is in
Ipossession of evidence .from every
state in the union which convinces it
that the clean, unpurchasable vote of
the country which favors the election
of the Demccratic ticket is at least a
third larger than the like voge favor
ing the Republican ticket. And the
- cmmittee is convinced that the drift
Is with the-Democrats at the present
time. Parker and Davis will certainly
'win the election If the wholesale de
banerv of the ballot contemplated
tiy the Republicani managers can be
prevented. To this end the Democratic
*national committee, with powerful aid
from Democratic and Independent
sources, Is bending Its energies. If
every Democratic voter will consider
himself on guard to protect the purity
of the ballot, Parker and- Davis will
make as great asweep as did Cleve
land and Stevenson in 1892.
M~ IFlUAOUS EFUELICA. CIECUIA.
The Bepublipan corruptionists, with
millions already In their campaign
chest, are crying, begging, browbeat
lng toget more. They have made a
secret appeal to Wall street Interests,
which belies their professed confidence
-In a Ecosevelt walkover, but indicates
that they intend to raise every dollar
possible and buy the presidency at
any cost. A Wall street man who
-received one of these appeals from the
headquarters of the Republican na
tional committee, sent It to a personal.
friend, Prof. Henry Lcomis Nelson, a
member of the faculty of Williams
college. Prof. Nelson says of it: "Its
English is the English that would be
used by a district captain of New
York In bidding for votes in announc
*ing his annual picnic on East river.
From the beginning to the closing
sentences, the circular fills one with
shame that such a document should
isue from the headquarters of the
*great party which is now in power in
every department of the government,
and which is asking the government
to maintain It In power. The appeal
is made for those who have money,
that they pay for the election of Mr.
"The circular says that the real
campaign has not yet begun. It says
furthur that the election depends
upon the votes of men who are In
dependent, and itis to win these votes
that money is needed. It significant
ly declares that among the indepen
dents, upon whose votes 'all political
contests depend,' is 'the fickle lator
element.' The 'great class not iden
tified with any party' is also mention
INEEDENTs AND LADOE MEN
"The indepent vote, including the!
'fickle labor element,' is according t>
this circular, to be obtained before
success can be had. A great company
of speakers,.'tons of literature,' and:
'all the outfit' of a campa~gn 'alls
for a broadgauged managent and
lots of money.'
"Again alluding to the indepen
dents it is stated:
"This latter class (men not identi
ied with any pa: ty) was responsible
for the election of Grover Cleveland
in two national campaigns, a man of
peculiar faults, utterly devoid of the
qualities necessary to cope with the
duties of the high cice of president
of the United States. Tnis unmanly
And contemptible slur is made in a
circular written and published in order
to secure money to be expended for
the electicn of Theodore R osevelt.
"The circular attributes the great.
ouilding operations in Ne x York to
the Republican party's control of the
national government, and stys that
"if Judge Parker is elected those who
now dwell in New York ho, els will be
driven to the tenement houses.? The
writer of the circular further re
marks: 'I know of a hundred con
cerns in this country that would ra
ther give $50,000 each than have a
change of party."
"The circular then proceE ds to deny
its own story of the prosperity which
bas followed the administration and
xntrol of the Republicin party, and
its author, assuming a confidential
air, says: 'If 3ou must know the
truth, let me tell you that there is
'danger ahead! With Maryland and
Kentucky out of the Republican
column, with 50,000 men out of em
ployment in Chicago, with the
failure of crops in the Dakotas, with
.he odds against us in Montana, with
an inside fight on in New Yurk (half
the Republicans ready to knife O-ell
(sic), with a cotton mill slump in
New England, with such conditions
no Republican with large invest
ments can afford to run any risks.'
"Again: -'Nut one dollar of your
money will be thrown away. It-will
be your bread cast upon the waters,
which shall bring you. not only good
returns, but you shall have-four years
more of prosperity, because you will
we protected!" Was there ever so
hameless a promise made in behalf of
a candidate for president? It is here
proclaimed that a return in profit
(bread) and protection (by the tar;ff
nd from the operations of the anti
trust law) will be paid back and given
to campaign'fund contribut.rs, at the
expense of the taxpayers.
"Why not help a gotd thing? Do it
today! Do It now! Hon. 'Cornelius
N. Bliss is the treasurer of the Rt
ublican National Committee, with
flice at No. 1 Madison avenue.' "
These are the last words of this ex
sraordinary circular. Comment is
hardly necessary, but again it is well
to repeat the assertion of the Bro: k
lyn Eagle and New York Times, tMat
ahe preisdency is to be purchased if It
can be, and to add that this circular
appeal to monied men furnishes evi
d~nce of the method to be employed.
True it is, as Professor Nelson stys:
'The Republican campaiCu depends
n money, not on principle, not on ar
gument, but on money, and such vast
sums are asked for that all intelligent
men know that the money is not to go
for legitimate expenses, but for cor
cuption, and, furthermore, the cir
cular bears evidence of the promise
gven that to contributors shall be
furnished" bread" and "protection"
for the next fcur years. In the hWstory
> all democraces, no such scandalous
assault upon the integrity of a people
nas ever been made as that which the
Republican leaders, with Mr. Roose
velt's Cortelyon at their head, are now
A Splendid Gift.
The Charleston Orphan house has
become the recipient of a donation of
$100,000, -In bonds, $86,000 city of
Charleston 4 per cent. bonds and $14,
000 city of Columbia bonds, Mayor
Rhett being cfficially notified Thurs
day by Chairdia~n G. W. Williams of
the board of commissioners, but the
name of the donor was held pirivate.
The money is to be known as "The
W. Jefferson Bennett Fond" and the
interest Is to be used in the mainten
ance of te eInstitution. It is sup
posed, that the dondr is Mr. A. B.
Murray, a well known monled man of
Charleston, who married a daughter
of Mr. Bennett, In whose name the
fund has been created. Mr. Murray
was an inmate of the orphan house,
and was adopted by Mr. Bennett. Mr.
Bennett was a son'of Gov. Bennett,
and a prominent merchant and plan
ter of Charleston. He was the foun
der of the Bennett rice mill of which
air. Murray Is now the president. He
was especially noted for his interest
in education and charity, and was at
one time a member of the board of
commiioners of the orphan house.
The Bennett City school Is named for
White Men Convicted.
"We find Simon Miller and Russell
McCormick guilty of manslaughter
and Joseph Miller guilty of carrying
an unlawful weapon." Such was the
verdict of the jury rendereda at 9
o'clock Wednesday mornirng in the
case of the state against the Miller
boys and McCormick, charged with
the killing of the Truesdale negro at
Long bridge in Saluda County in
A pril last. The case went to the jury
at 4 o'clock Tuesday, who after re
mainings out for 17 hours returned
their verdict. The defense put up
a strong fight and the testimony put
up by them was contradictory at al
most very material point to that of
the state. The plea of self-defense
-How They Helped Hirn.
In a speech at Greencastle, Ind.,
Win. J. Bryan said Indiana needed
the Democracy atd the Democracy of
the nation needed Indiaria. Speaking
f what he called the Republican ar
ument that the silver and gold Dem
acrats could help Bryan by voting
gainst J~udge Parker, Bryan said: "If
you want to see how the Republicans
want to help me, just see how they
belped me in the last two campaigns.
They bought every vote that could be
bought; they coerced every voter that
ould be coerced and they misrepre
sented every arguinent that could be
made in the country."
Shot Wife and Self.
At Mobile, Ala., Wednesday after
noon as a result of a quarrel, Charles
Hardirg shot his wife, Mahley Hard
ring, three times and then turned the
pistol on himself, the bullet entering
the base of the brain, In conveying
arding to the city hospital the
ambulance was struck by a trolley car
and wrecked, the driver being thrown
out a~n3 severely bruised. Harding
and his wife are fatally wounded.
Wisconsin in Doubt.
Senator Jonn C. Spooner of Wiscon
sin in discussing the Bepublican situ-]
ation in his State, said last week in
New York: "The conditions are mix
sd, and it is not certain that the elec-b
toral ticket will be carried for the Re
publicans. Much depends upon non
HOME CIRCLE COLUMN
Crude Thoughts as They Fall From
the Editorial Pen
PLEASANT EVENING REVERIES.
A Column Dedicated to Tired
Mothers as They Join the
Home Circle at Even
WHEN GRANDMA SHUTS HER EYES.
Within the chimney corner snug
Dear grandma gently rocks,
And knits her daughter's baby boy
A tiny pair of socks.
But sometimes grandma shuts her eyes
And sings the softest lullabies.
Across her face the happy smiles
All play at hide and seek,
And kiss the faint and faded rose
That lingers on her cheek,
While thoughts too sweet for words arise
When dear grandma shuts her eyes.
Yet, sometimes, pictures in her face
Have just a shade of pain,
As golden April sunshine when
It mingles with the rain;
And then perchance Fhe softly sighs
Does grandma when she shuts her eyes.
Sh 's growing younger every day,
She's quite a child again;
And those she knew in girihood's years
She sp.mAks of now and then;
And su eet old songs feebly tries
Does grandma when she shuts her eyes.
I used to wonder why her eyes
She closed, but not in sleep,
The while the smiles would all about
Her wrinkled vissage creep;
But I have guessed the truth at last;
She shuts her eyes to view the past.
If we would get the most out of
life, we must learn nnt only to look
but to sde. The sun is not partial to
the rainbow and the roe; he scatters
his beauty everywhere, the only de
feet is in our vision.
A man is no better than his wife
will let him b-. Oh wives of Ameri
ca, sway your sceptres of wifely influ
ence for God and good homes. Do not
urge your husbands to annex Naboth's
vineyard to your palaces of success.
whether right or wrong, lest the dogs
that come out to destroy Naboth,
come and also devour you. Right
eousness will pay best in life, will pay
best in death, will pay best through
In our efforts to have the mother of
every household appreciate her influ
enc3 over. her children we are apt to
forget/ the wife's influence over the
husband. In many households the In
fluence upon the husband is the only
home influence,- for there are no chil
dren. In a great multitude of the
best and most important and most
talented families of the earth there
have been no decendents. There is
not a chiW or a grandchild, or any re
mote decendent of Washington, Chas.
Sumner, Shakespeare, Cooper, Pope,
Addison, Isaac Newton, Goldsmith,
Dryden, Moore, Lord Byrcn, Walter
Scott or scores of others we could
mention. Multitudes of the finest
families of the earth, are extinct, as
though they had done enough for the
world by their genius or wit, or pa
triotismn, or invention, and God with
THE OLD HOM~sTEAD.
So surely as the years roll onward
that home In which you now dwell
will be gone, the -property will be
turned over Into ther possession, you.
yourself will be In other relationsbips,
and that home, which only a few
years ago, was full of c-mgratulation,
will be extinguished. When that pe
riod comes you will look back to see
what you did do or neglected to do In
the way of making home happy. If
you did not sm oth the path of your
parents toward the tomb; if you did
not make their last days bright and
happy; If you allowed your younger
brother to go out into the world un
hallowed by Christian and sisterly in
fluences; if you allowed the younger
sisters of y.our Homes Circle to come up
without reeling that there had been a
most worthy example set them ion
your part, there will be nothing but
bitterness ot lamentation. That bit
terness will be increared byball the
surroundings of that home; by every
coair, by every picture, by the old
time mantel ornaments, by every
thing you can think of as oonnEcte]
with that. homne. Young woman,
have you anything to do in the way
of making your father's home happy?
Now is the time to attend to It, or
leave it forever undone. Time is
flying very quickly away. We sup-~
pose you notice the wrinkles are
gathering and accumulating on
those kindly f ices that have so long
looked upon you; there is frost
in the locks; the foot is not so firm in
its step as It used to be, and they will
soon be gone. The heaviest clod that
ever falls on the parent's coffin-lid is
the memory of an ungrateful daugh
ter. Oh1, make their last days bright
and beautiful. Do not act as If they
were in the way. After long years
have passed and you go out to the
grave'where they sleep, you will find
growing all over the mound some
thing lovler than cypress, something
weeter than the rose, more chaste
than the lilly. the bright and beauti
ful memories of fillial kindness per
formed ere the dying hand dropped on
you in benedictio'n and you closed the
lids over the weary eyes of the worn
OUR QEANDMOTHER'S BIBLE.
On one of the shelves of our library,
surrounded by volumes of all kinds,
on various subjects and In various
languages, stands an old book, in its
plain covering of brown paper, unpre
possessing to the eye, and apparently
out of place among the more preten
ions volumes that stand by Its side.
To the eye of thestranger It certainly
has neither beauty nor comliness. Its
covers are worn; Its leaves marred by
long use; its pages, once white, have
become yellow with age;yet worn and
old as it is, to us It is the most beau
tiful and most valuable book on our1
shelves, No other awakens such as-i
sociations, or so appeals to all that is
best and noblest within us. It is, or
rather it was, our grandmother's BI
ble-companion -if her best and hall
Es hours, scurce of her unspeakble
oy an consolation. It was the light
to her feet and lamp to her path. It
was constantly by her side and, as her
teps tattered in the advance pilgrir- I
ge of life, and her eyes grew dim
with age, more and more precious to
ber became the well-worn rages.
One mncrning, just as the stars were
rading into the aawn of the coming 1
sabbath, the aged pilgrim passed on3
oeyond the morning, and entered Intoe
~he rest of the eternal Sabbath-to l1
ook upon the face of Him of whom
he law and the prophets had spoken,
Ld whom, not having seen, she had
oved. And now, no legacy is, to us, ]
nore precious than that old Bible. 1~
rears have passed; but It stands there t
m its shelf, eloquent a ever, witness i
of a beautiful life tbat is finished.
When sometimes, from the cares and
conficts of external life, we come
back to the study, weary of the world
and tired of men, that are so hard
and selfish, and a world that is so un
feeling-and the strings of the soul
have become untuned and discordant,
we seem to hear that book saying, as
with the well remembered tones of a
voice long silent, "Let not y-:ur heart
be troubled, for what is your life?
It is even as a vapor." Then our,
trobled spirit becomes a calm; and the. i
little world that had grown so grear i
and so formidable, sinks Into its place <
again. We are peaceful. We are I
There is no neel to take down the
volume from the shelf, or to open it.
A glance of the eye is sufficient. 1
Memory and the law of association 1
supply the rest. Yet the! e are occa 1
sions when it is otherwise; h urs in I
life when some deep grief has trobled
the heart; soxe da'ker, beavi. r cloud
is over the spirit a, d over the dw21
ing, and when. it is a comfort to take
down that old Bible and search its
pages. Then, for a time, the latest
editions, the original la'!guages, the
notes and commenta i :s, and all the
critical apparatus which the scholar
gathers around him for the study of
the scriptures are laid aside; and the
plain old English Bible tbat was our
grandmother's is taken from the shelf.
AN AIKEN SENSATION.
An Aldcrman of the City Charged
With a Serious Crime.
The committee fr<.m the Aiken city
council appointed to investigate the
charges against Alderman L. M. C.
Oliveros and which implicated former
Superintendent uf * Streets Wesley
Johnson and the police force, helds its
final session at the city hall Tuesday
morning and has submtted Its reporL
At the meeting W. L Davis, Esq.,
of the firm of Davis, Gunter & Gyles,
attorneys, appeared in behalf of Mr.
Oliveros. Some effort was made to
have the investigation conducted in
accordance with the rules of evidence
as practiced in regular courts. Chair
man Wessels stated that the matter
in band was not a trial and all the
committee wanted to learn was the
Former Supt. Johrsan was sworn
and stated that he bad collected
money from,the policeanen which he
intended to give to Mr. OQiveros as a
present for his eff)rts in getting the
salaries of the men raised. He paia
Mr. Oliveros the money, $60, in fiont
of L. Bradwell's residence a day or
two after the salaries were ralsad. He
said he centributed $10 of the money
himself, although his salary was not
raised until later.
At first Mr. Johnson intimated that
the money was a voluntary offering
from the policemen and himself, but
on cross-exa.ination Mr. Johns=n ad
mitted that Mr. Oliver)s knew prior
to the raise in salaries that the money
would be forthcoming.
Policeman J. S. Black was sworn
and said that he gave $10 to Cnief
Doby to give to Mr. Johnson for Mr
Oliveros and later he gave $1.40 addi
tional to make up a deficit in the
amount agreed upon because of the
failure of one of . the men to hold3 to
Immediately after the conclusion of
the investigation.a meeting of the city
council was called, the committee sub
mitted the following report:
To the City Council of Aiken:
The undersigne-d committee to
whom was referred ;the communication
of W. M. Meyer and the affi~avit 'of J.
Mi. Richardson, asking leave to report
that they have taken, the testimoay
herewith reprted and they recom
mend that it and said communication
be handed by our attorneys to Solici
tr Davis, with the request that he
take such immediate steps in the
ort of sessions, as the gravity in the
F. W. Wesse's,
E. A. Sommer,
The following resolutiors offered by
Alderman G. W. E. Thrope were
Resolved. That the report of the
committee to whom was referred the
communication of W. M. Meyer, and
the affidavit of J. M. ichardsoni, be
received as information; and that our
attorneys, Messrs. Henderson, be re
quested to hand said report and testi
mony to Mr. Soliciter Davis, and- re
quest him to proceed according to law
thereon, and that they give Mr. Davis
such information as they have in the
Resolved further, That any action
of council as to the members of 'the
police force in quesion be held over
till tbe action of Solicitor Davis.
Alderman Oliveros arose at this
juncture and stated that he only wish
ed to call attention to the facet that
the report of the committee and res
olution of council both seemed to have
been prepared before the evidence was
oncluded and their action seemed to
The paper are now In the hands of
Solicitor Jas. F. Davis, and court now
being In session here the matter will
probably be referred to the grand j ury
A Horrible Death.
At New York, acting on the impulseC
f the moment Paul Goddard, a dis
inguished Frenchman, who has been
i this country but a short time, leap- I
d from the new Williamsburg bridge
LO a horrible death on the cobble t
stones of thea-street below. He did I
at go out over the river, but.jumnped
o the street, a hundred feet below.
Elis legs were driven up Into his body. t
Mullet! Mullet! Mullet!
md all kinds of Fresh and Salt Watei v
ish and oysters. If you are dealing in y
Bresh Fish or intend to deal in them
rite for prices and send your ordrs to
[ERRY FISH CO., Charleston, S. C.
>r COLUMBIA FISH & ICE CO
olumbia S. C. We ship only fresh c
aught fish and our prices are as low C
,hey can be sold at. Write us. Try t
is and be convinced. 'I
Die or Thirst.t
Because of the drought in Alabama t
lanters and stock raisers are in aa
erious plight. N~o rain has fallen
ince September 5, and in some rl ices h
yells and springs have run dry, r
ecessitating the hauling of water for h
nany miles almost daily to prevent ,
attle dying of thirst. I
inder Lieut. Pogge, of the constabu- n
ary, has defeated a large number of 19
a~lajanes, In the mountains of east- t<
n Samar, killing the notorous out ni
aw, Oyomo and fifty of his followers bl
Four Scholars Per!shed. T
At Shelboville, Ill.. the Woc dworth ki
Iigh School was destroyed by fire le
Vednesday. Four children are known re
o have perished and others were in
are by inmping from windows. h,
AFrBi THE BOLL WasVIL.
Lonther Suggestion As to How to De
stroy the Insects.
The destruction or limitati9fn of the
otton toll weevil of the South is the
ubject discussed in a circular issued
)y the bureau of entomology of the
lepartment of agriculture. The de
;truction of the dead stalks of the
lant daring the fall months Is the
nethod advocated by the departms nt
,or the destruction of the pest. All
)ther means cf eradication, the de
)artment conclules, are simily aids to
'An early crop is a necessity, but
many farmers are incll ed to stop at
5bis point and to lose sight of the fa.t
bat the stalks, with their loads of
,ests, must be destroyed it success is
;o crown the farmer's efforts. Tae
:ircular is from the pen of W. D.
Eunter, entomologist in charge of cot
kn toll weevil investigation, and
Mr. Hunter gives four reasons for the
lestruction of the plants in the fall.
First, he sai s, fall destruction pre
vents absolutely the development of a
multitude of weevils which would
atlerwise become adult within a few
weeks of the time of hibernation.
S x.d, a proper manipulation will
)ring about the destruction of a great
nany weevils which are already adult
Third, it has beea shown conclusive
y that the only weevils which survive
se winter are those which reach ma
xarity late in the season. Those ma
uring are unable to survive the long
period of hibeination.
Fourth, clearlr g the field in the fall
makes it p'ssib:e to practice fall
plowing, which is not only the proper
procedure in any system of cotton
-aising, but also greatly facilitates
he early planting of the crop tte fol
The proper time for the destruc
ion of the plants in the fall is when
ver the weevils have become so num
,rous that there Is no prospect that
my more cotton will be made.
There are two effective' methods of
removing the plaits from the ground.
Dne of these, the method to be pre
erred, is to cut the roots two or three
Inches below the surface by the use of
in ordinary plow or lister. The
Atber is pull the stalks by the use of
a lever with a toothed notch whicb
grasps the base of the plant. The lat
cer process is better wnen the plants
have been killed by frost. When they
ire green or the ground is dry it is
frequently a dificult matter to remove
them with these levers. The depart
ment's ger eral . recommendation.
Lherefore, is that the planti should
be p'owed out. After the staks have
became dry enough, they should be
The pzint maybe ralied that the
burning of the plants In the fall re
movcs valuable fertilizing constitu
nts and that the continuance of the
practice would reduce seriously the
fertility of the s:il. Mr. Hunter's an
wer to this is that the present gen
eral practi.,e is to burn the plants in
the spring and that therefore the only
additional draft upon the soil is In
the burning of many of the leaves
and a portion of the root.
Mr. Hunter 'concludes his circular
a~ fel:ows: *Concerted action in fall
destruction is, of courne. desirable.
Te greatest, benefit will result unly
when whole c mmunities adopt the
method. But no planter sl~iould hesi
tate on account of the indigerence of
hi:s neighbors. The fact th~t weevils
move about little until the time when
the bulk of the crop is safe-will assist
materially in saving one field, thongh
tearby fields have not been properly
reated. Even under, such circum
tances the succession of the metliod
rill bha -powerful stimulus t 'ward Its
general adoption the following sear
TWO XAJY EUSBANDS'k
Lhinking the First Dead a Woman
Marries the Second.
"Wha t shall I di.? Both these men
ire my husbands! Not that I love Jim
ihe less, .tut that I love Lump more,'
A d Mrs. Turner-Lowe, as in the pres
mce of Magistrate J. -W. Bates, of
onesville, S. 0., a few days ago, she
yrokenly asked the question and then
mrat -int tears, the'two Anen stand
ng on either side also weeping silent
It was a startling and unusual situ
.tion for an~y woman and any' magis
rate too, for that matter to be in,
nd while he deliberated the woman
~old her story-about as follows:
She was a Miss Evins from near
~ich Hill, and married Jim Turner
everal years ago. He left her. She
ieard he had been killed by a soda
ountain exploding. She mourned his
lemise for a year, then came Lump
owe and happ*Iness into her -life
again. Lowe is 22 years old, Turner
about 35, and be* age, which having
>een married twice she does not at
emnpt to conceal, is 25.
She has been married to Lowe for
ne year and both Gf thEm had work
d in the spinning iroom of the JonES
rille Manufacturing Company for
ome time, but little seems to be
:own of them. -Tiien came Turner,
rho it seems has no' occupation, as It
rere from the dead. Coasternation
brevailed, and threelhearts that had
eat as one. ached in a manner not to
"What shall I do," pshe tearfully re
And Magistrate Bates, knowing
hat only in far Thibst was one wo
ian permitted to have~ as many -hus
ands as she 1,ked, apd that that
ountry had never been ipenetrated by
ut three living persons .and they were
1en, delivered himself tylus:
"Go to North Corolina-. Get a di
orce from Turner, and li ie thereafter
rith Lowe, for when m trrying him
ou thought be was your only living
When he had spoken urrner went
ut on the street. Ther4 he was seen
rying. Presently he cfled to the
>rmer.Mrs. Turner. She went to him.
'ogether they wept. Tl n she return
: and informed her 1p'ause No. 2
at his presence was desired. When
ce two men met, It (wsnot with
ogry words and blow,. Their tears
ingled freely, one veeping for he
ad lost, the other-levidence fail to
veal the fact that it was for what
e had gained-it ,as out. of synr
,thy for his predefesor izr matters
Here the stry ends, so far as the
ynesville folk kqow, except that next
Loning Mrs. Ltwe boarded the train
ith the suppced intention of going
>see her br ther, reported to live
ar Rich H' Jl, but an inquiry about1
er of a w J11 known person there,
iled to roduce any infornation.
urners ,hereabouts are not now
1wn. w~e, the next day, It Is said,J
ft nt train bound In the same di- 1
etio and is quoted as rerrarking: 1
"S i's my wife and Turner shan't ~
~v Ier.-Atliit Jounal
THE TARE ON COTTON.
The Cotton Buyers and the Farmers
Fall About It.
Farmers and cotton buyers are in
terested in a recent order issued by
cotton buyers in several of the coun
ties concerning the way cotton should
be bated and tied. The order stated
that no cotton would be received with
more than six yards of bagging ani
six ties, and as many of the farmers
had already exceeded this amount. a
notice has been issued by Mr. K. W.
Thompson, master of the Georgia
State grange, as follows:
"The a:cepted weight of cotton is
about 500 pounds per bale; the cus.
tomarmy tare on cotton baled for
market, fixed sy fcreign markets, is
.06 cent. The Liverpool cotton ex
change, the Amsterdam Cotton
Brokers' asso'ciation and the Bremen
cAtton excharge admit that this tare
a -lowance is correct. Now this will
allow as tare for an Am r'can bale of
cotton 30 pounds. Six yards of bav
ging weighs 12 pounds when the u.uai
brands of bagging are used. The
Fariters and the Standard weighing
f.om 1 to 2 pounds to the yard. and
six ties weigh 9 pounds, mak:ng 21.
pounds actual weight. Thus it will
be seen that the cotton exchange:
claim and fix the ?r'ce to cover 30
pounds tare when in reality only 21
pounds actual weight of bagging and
ties is put on, when 6 yards of bagging
and 6 ties are us d, and, besides, the
bagging is resold to the farmer for
about three-fourths the price of new
bagging aLd the ties are spliced and
resold for a little less than new ties.
"Thus you will see that the cotton
exchanges and the manufacturers are
annually. robbing the farmers of Z
pounds of cotton, besides getting
back three-fourths of the orginal cost
of the b3ggaingand ties. Now I con
tend that 6 yards of bagging will not
suffiziently cover a bale of cotton.
Six 3 ards cover the top and bottom,
while the sides are left entirely un
covered and exposed, and I would not
advocate, neither would I advise, the
larmers to use any surplus bagging in
covering their cotton, but I do ear
nestly advocate the use of a sufficient
quantity of bagging to completely
cover the bale, which is absolutely
necessary for the prot ction 'of the
cotton against exposure to dirt, trash
and for the diminuation of lessen n
the danger by fire.
"For such a complete covering it
will t ake at least 9 yards of bagging,
which with 6 ties, weighs 27 pounds,
being three pounds less than foreign
cotton exchanges deduct for tare.
But there is another phase of the
question that I wish to call your
earnest attention to. it is this:
What right have these cotton buyers,
cotton exchanges and cot'ton manufac
turers to dictate to the farmers how
we shall wrap our cotton? We would
not, and do not, dictate to' those we
buy from hcw they must wrap their
parcels, and I most earnestly adviis
the farmers not to be dictated to In
this matter. The cotton world fixes
the price that we must take, the
merchants fix the price that we must
give'and now come the cotton buyers
dictating how we must wrap our cot
toa to suit them, adding the threat
that if we do not do as they say they
wll dozk our cotton to suit them.
"Fellow farmers, are you going to.
submit to such arrogance? 1 earnest
ly and urgently advise -cur farmers
not to submit. We ha.ve some rights.
We have the numbers, the influence
and the power, and If we assert our
rghtsas we should our influence and
power will be feit. Let every commu
nity at once call a meeting of farmers
acd discuss this matter, and resolve
to stand together as one man and re
sst this 'proclamation of the co'.ton
buyer. Wrap your co'ten up, not~
using more than enough bagging to
do this. Offer it upon the market
and if they -don't want it hold, some
body else will want it, and if you sell
and a single pound Is docked go to the
nearest trial justice and saie for cotton
not paid for.", .
F.The Cotton Outlook. ,*
S.'F B. Morse, the New York cot
ton expert, advises the planters to
"stand firm and dictate the price." Ini
a communication to the Manufactur
ers' Recor'd he says: "I am reliably in
formed that foreign cotton commit
ment for Ootpber exceeds 3,000,000
bales. Strenuous efforts wilh be made
to depress all fnture markets. AdvIse
planters to stand firm and dictate
To this warning of a bear combina
tion the Record also adds its testi
mony, saying: "The Manufacturers'
Record has also learned from other
sources that the speculators have just
formed a very powerful combination
t~o force prices down, and as every bale
of this year's crop will be needed and
can go into consumption at a fair, not
an extravagant price to the farmer,
with profit to the spinners if the spin
ners will work as hard to advance cot
ton goods as many of them have to de
press the price of cotton, it Is irrpor
tat that the cotton planter should
get the real value of his crop."
The Atlanta Journal says "the
warning of Mr. Morse and of the Re
cord concerning a bear combination,
reveals only the usual state of affairs.
There always is a concerted effort to
keep the price down until after the
farmer has parted with the greater
part of his crop. The advice to "stand
frm and dictate the price" is good, as
a general proposition, but it is easier
for Mr. Morse, and for us, to advise
the planters to hold their cotton than
it often is for them to do so. We
should advise them to hold it as lor~g
as they can do so; but the length or
time which it can be held must neces
sarily depend on the circumstances of
the individual holders. The advice is
all right-the only trouble Is that a
great many will find It pretty hard to
Alabama Town Barned.
A telegram from Hon. J. W. Britt,
mayor of Gordon, Ala., to Mayor
happell of Columbus states that the
ntire town has been desroyed by fire
and asks for assistance. Gordon is a
small town of abcut 400 populatIon on
the Atlantic Coast Line railway and
n the Chattahoochee river near
Alaga, Ala., and just above the
F'lorida line. It is the shipping port
for a vast section of country and one
>f the most Important ones in the
battahoochee valley. Loss unknown.
Mother and Son Killed.
A special from Athens, La., says:
Ers. Ike A. McGee, wife of a faimer,
wd her 10-year-old son, Ham, were
Eled Friday by an unknown person,
who cut their throats. Posses are cut
unting for a negro who is supposedI
o have committed the crime. The
gerlif has arrested a man named
3raihead, the haf brother of McGee,
nho was on the place at the time.
raighead is In the parish jail at
amr. A lynchingr is fared.
Some Interesting Figures A
Number Killed and Injursd.
Recently the Pall Mall Gazette, re- .
ferring to railroad accidents 1n. the+
United States, said: "They are
too common In America, especial o
late. The fact that it is a large coir;'
try with plenty of room for them to
happen in is not sufficient to. explin
tbem. Probably the fundamental
cause Is the hasty and.imperfect con
qtruction of the. lines, the make-shft
arrangements for saving time and the
et',neral rush of strenuous national
This statement prrmpted a writer
in the New York World to compie.
some interrsting figures. These-fig
ures include only persons-killed, or
jured in actual accidents, not
enormously larger number who-aze
killed or Injured each year -getting.
and off the trains or working -
them under normal condtlons
Last quarterof 1903. 446
January, 1904...... ..: 56
March ....................... 5
April............ ........ 77
July.............. 101 m
August ....... ...... 127
Sept (approximated). 120
The last quarter of 19056was tl
most prolific of disasterInthe
of railroadirgi and theM u A
sengers killed was three &lmasa
as in any similar period previousli
The appallinr dbast ers of t1| la
twelve months follow:
Oct. 17, Lambertville, Nff7
Oct. 31, Indianapolis,
Nov.,14, Kentwood, La.. .-. 38
Nov 19, TremonbtIl.. 1
Dec. 21, Godfrey..an.
Dec. 23, Laurel Run,P.. 3
Dec. 26, East Paris,Mich
Jan. 6, Wilaid, Kan..
Feb. 20, JacksonUtah.
March 5, Hammondsiillei
March 8, KewaneeissM
April 7, M 1I1l.
April 30, o.5
Ju 2,Tony,.Wls..2.g -
July 3: LitchfieldIll..4
July 5.- Cameron, Mo.. 1.1
July 10, Midvale N. J.&.3
July 13, Glenwood, Ill 8...
Aug. 7, Eden, .Col ........
Ag. 8, Spottsville Ky
Aug.9, ca, Il.
Sept. 6, Pendleton, Mo.
Sept. 10, PortsmouthVa. 4
Sept. 24, 3ewmaket Tnn
Sept. 26 PeoriaR.
Sept. ;26, LewistonMe
-The sevensgreu r
,an hist.;ry are.-asflow
Year eLocality 3
1870. Ashtabula, O
1904...Newmarket Tnnrm &
SS. C. Dunbam. presidenit
cident Insuranes conmpany i a'
lecture at Ya4gavetl
of railroad ta h~ n
cate thatthera .areno
all doing' so muc *todeclmte
populton as some other-claedof
cidentsprodneers: P 1er "
Horses and vehicles....ai
At home (outdoorsX.......
Recreation.s.. .&. .. .
Orient andMard~a[ t(g~~
Tmorrow :mr streetsanva
vlewpoints will be rogdt -
laall the glories andsns
Forepaugh ud Sll t~4
Shows' street parade, and~
assemblage promises to her in
with ithe unusbai size and
haracter of lte displayif.s
s'.mdard gay, glittierinig and
pageant offrixig haracteristde
bgger circas~esthere are-sn
uncommon pompous aid
ditions, wich the OrientaladC
t-ry sections will command un
atentiodl and are striking
tionsl. The former Is a regaBl
d nic and rich reprodcinote
cnt gorgeousState Durbea~
in which the natie piie 0
tes and oth-r notabiles of all
received andidld homage to~the-Bzita
Viceroy, making the oceo
indescribably ostentationa-And Ji
display of priceless jewiels and~u~
es. The show~ in question7 hass
elephants, supero horses,cotyia
pngs, people arid paapadrnalre
quisite to appropriatelypre
one event. ,In the mihtary'1ection~t
the parade will be found matter ofui
nirual and striking historical~
our country's matrialI rges~r~
Bunker Hill to Santiago, being lls~
rated and symbolized by thda~ij
ace of represeneatives,amei
ecsumed exactly as were tihehoS.
wno foughtr under WashingtonSt<
Taylor,.Lee, Grant and Miles.A r4
the morning parade a fredslf$
Japanese daylight fireworka ~e~
given on the show grounsds z4~
which, discharged from. h~d i~
mortars, will float, sail and divehy~
ward the huge apd moststg j'j
grotsqne slmilitudes of fabu~~
monsters, dragons, sprites and
bian Nights' fantasies, accompaniedV
by pyrotechnic rainbows aidnd r~'A
ful wreaths of smoke.
Tam fact that odds are offered on
certain candidate Is no certainty
whatever that he will be elected. In
176 Hayes nad the betting odds-.
right along. 'In 1884 Blaine was-a
to 1 favorite for weeksafe
nm nations had been made, and odds
weie given on him right down to the
eve of election. Yet Tildeni beat2
Hayes and Cleveland defeate4 Blaine.
THE Augusta Chronicle says It doeS -
"not hesitate to proclaim any south
emn white man who aids, either
directly or. Indirectly, in the re-eieOn
ion of Ecosovelt, an enemy to his,
people and iris section. Whether he
kows it or not, he Is helping to force
a race coniliot upon the South, and,
:ons quently, to- handicap her Indus
trially andi commercially."
GROVEE Cleveland made a speech
Saturday nigbt in New York before a
great audience which went wild -with
nthusiasm. The speech was an effec
ive puncturing of the Republicant
buble claim of credit for everything
that has been done for .the country'M
cod. Imperialism and bad faith in
the Panama affair were vigorously
sorea. We believe that Cleveland's
~pech will help Parker in New Yo
ew Jersey and Connecticut.
ON WINNING A WOMAN.
Herbert Kelcey Enumerates 'Thf
teen Ways of Courting.
The New York Journal recently
published a symptsium of opinions as
to "The Way to Win a Woman."
Herbert Kelcey, who, with Effie Shan
non, has just scored an enormous sue
cess in "Taps," at the Lyric Theater,
suggested the following thirteen
1. . Be considerate of her in small
things. Small things make up a wo
mau's life. -
2. Remember always that every
where in the animal kingdom kind
and not sex makei-difference in brain.
3. Need her and -let her know it.
Women understand best that it is
more blessed to give than to receive.
4. ' Let her feel before, and partic
ularly after marriage, that she is more
important than your business. You
%ouldn't care to be supplanted in her
thoughts, by constant musing over
that $3.17 that slipped through her
5. Before marriage kiss her as
,though she were your wife-afterward
kiss her as though she were your
6. Never abuse her confidence. Her
faith in you is capital, which you will
have to invest many times.
7. Compel her respect. R!spect is
the mother, and admiration the -fa
ther of love.
8. Take an interest in her affairs.
You would be hurt it she took no in
terest in yours.
9. Devote at least a quarter of the
thought to entertaining her during a
lifetime that you'would devote to en
tertaining her pretty sister half an
10. Don't "nag." Men nag as much
as women, and vaccination, the s!ow
scraping away of the skin, pains more
than the quick incision of the Sur
11. Remember that she Is the bet
ter half of ycurbelf and "to thine own
self be true.
12. Be generous, not lavish. When
she is your wife, she is your partner.
Never compel her to ask for money. A
woman feels dependence as much as a
13. I have devoted as much atten
tion to the subject of wiLning the
woman you have won as to winning
the woman you haven't. It is more
important to keep the love of. your
wife thai to create love in the dbject
of jour attentions. Eternal vigilance
is the pricesof eternal affection. Never
say to yourself. "rve caught thecar."
You may fall off.
A Fatal Fight.
At St. LoAis in a desperate bittle
Friday between five detectives and
three suspc'.s. whem they were en
deavoring -to a-rest, two detectives
were killed and one seriously, injured
and one of the suspec s was killed and
two others badly wounded. The
John J. Shea, detectiva.
Alb rt Ro e, susp. c
'Tbomis Dwyer, dettc iv.
J-mas McClusky, detctive.
C. C. Biar. fugitive.
Harry H. Vaugo; iogitiv.
The fightfor e irrediin thef o tt rcom
of a house on Bine street and them mn
wt om the detectives sought to arrest
were suspected - I beirg tmy'icated ini
-a train roobery at Centralia, Ill., a
fw weeks ago. The house had been
under the police surveillance :for sev
ral days bnt Friday was the irst time
that ay fi theasuspcts weze seen to
enter or leave. ..Blair, noting the fact
that Detective Shea had his revol'ver
drawn, pu'led his own gun' and emp
tied it into the faces of the invaders.
e shot six times without a pause.
There were no miss fires and so clo e
were the suspects, and detectives that
the powder frcem the gun in'Bir '.s
hand *burned their clothes.
To Mave sweethears.
At McKeesport, Pa., James L. Car
ley, aged 21, a 'draughtsman at the
East Pittsturg works of the Westing
house Elecetric company, at. a date
sour Thusday-night gave up his life
to save his sweetheart. .Curley and a
companion, naimed Myers, were
escorting Misses Walters and Kesler
to their homes, and while crossing the
Baltimore and Ohio track at Eleventh
street, a sw tch engine suddenly bore
down upon them. Curley: gave the
alarm in time for Mr. Myers and Miss
Keer to reach safety, but he and
Miss Walters were a step or two
behind the first couple and Curley
seizd Miss Walters and threw her
bodily clear of the track. Before he
could recover his. balance the engine
cnt him to pieces.
.One Man Killed.
At New York one man was killed
and numerous persons narrowly escap
ed serious injury in a collision on the
Third avenue elevated. The dead
man is Irving Lamphere, motorman
on one of the trains. He was pinned
under the wreckago and -died. shortly
after being removed. . An engine'and
several cars 1'ere beIig svwitched to
the express tra'ck when they ran into
a train standing at:112Lh street. Iron
work on the wrecked cai- came in can
tact with the thiud, rail and caused a
serious of explosions like a cannonade.
Old Men Fight.
At Holyoke, Mass., Patrickr Clang
helay and William Gillawe, each 70
years old, roommeates in the Bright
side threw a chair at him and as he
was about to pick up another Gillawe
hit him over the head with a cane;
A scuffid followed and some men about
t2e place separated them. Claughe
lay did not appear to be the worse for
the aar; but on going to bed he fell
lead. Gillawe is much affected over
bhe death of his old friend, but says
be struck in self-defens~e.
iNgro ktot at Gu-ca1s.
At Brunswick, Ga., there was a riot
last week at the John Robinson circus
grounds between negroes connected
wth the circus and ltcal negroes.
'ifteen or twenty shots were fired
td it is believed tbat several were in
ured, but nothing definite can be as
~ertained. The circus negroes fought
ith spike hammers, and it is stated.
,hat several of the local negroes werei
SCME DemCcrats have become de
pondent because the New York Her
id says "it seems a foregone conclu
ion that Roosevelt will be e'ected."
[he Herald knows no more about it
hau we do. In tbe New York major
ty contest last year the Herald on
be day of the election predicted
.ow's election by a .large majority,
>ut when the vote was counted it was
ound that McClellan had won by a ma
ority of nearly sixty thousand. Ir
he Herald could not guess better
han that in a small city election why
hould t be ab e to 'decide a national
lectin three waes -In adva.nce.