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A Colored Christian Missionary
Who Turned Cannibal.
Of the Rev. Wilberforce, Who Has Feen
Arrested for Butcterirg and Eating
the Hluman B&ings He Once
Tried to Convert in Dark
0: all the fanacs ever eroivd in
the Imaginirs of Rider H aggard-of I
all the weird logerds that evar cme
into the liht out of the darkntsi o'
the African forests t ere is rone
strarger than that ol the R:v. Dr.
Daniel Flickiazer Wiaberforze, of
Sierra Leone, orce mi sionary genera
and now reported to e the war cLief
of the I-perial tribe and a devotee ol
In the whole hjatory of wtriionary
labor amnrg the races of the E ?t th&
story of this ven rabie pastor or seven
ty yearns sometime called Bishop o'
the Church of the United brethren o'
Amer ei, vho, Fec:; d:r g to many de
tailed dispatches, aftar ;orty years o,
missionary life, reverted by a gradural
process of avatism to his natural state
of pagan and cannibal, sta.nds with
out a Parallel.
Waerever misshrnry work is
knowr, whercv.-r g-cd men and wo
men labor tl-rougzh many years fV r th
conversion of their bentihted brethren
in Inc i %, A- ia or Africa the s'cry is
told and retold with lamentation.
- Scientists and crimin:,lcgis-s tte
world over will accept the retrogres
sion of this misionary, famous
through the East for his ekcquece
and leirning, to the wai paint of hi!
tr:be a- d a dinner cf buman fl sh, as
establishing the eternal truth that the
origin al boast i2 the savagt can never
be q'elled in centuries of cvilizition
and that Mr. Wilberforce, s- cretly
hungering thr. ugh forty years of re
pression of his niuural self for the
flesh for which his bl-od craved, and
the idols of, his forefathers, has but
obeyed the law of his nature
But the good men and women of
the white and colored races who
through a long life have labored with
blind, ceasless, sigle hearted devotion
for the enlighter mant of the heathen,
stand aghast and In face of .this aw
ful living spectacle of degeneracy ask
themselves whether their labor ( f
centuries Is, after all, labor spent in
vain, and whether it is indeed, thel
Immutable law of nature that tue
savage strain ,once implanted in the
heart can never be wiped out.
Throughout this cnetry the story
has struck deep into the hearts of the
ministers of all creeds, and of those
who give bounteously of their wealth
and substarnce to shed the light of
civilization on darkened places. And
over their hearts and the hearts of ane
p'ous men and women of W-lberforce'
race hangs a t lack psil of gloom and
st ame and doubt of the f attra.
For two geoerations hal Mr. Wil
berforce stood as the exemplar for all
young negro students~ of diviuity of
the heights to which they themsevrs
might reach in the purs.uit of their
sacred missior ; and f'r the m'ssien
aries of the whi e race he served as a
beacon whenever their bearts failed
them in the stupendous wo k of con
version cf the West Africmn savage.
To thnusands of his fellows landing in
West Africa, fresh from these shores,
he his been as a dear and venerable
frien-d, rich in experience as in learn
ing and erudition; an adviser and guide
In tie first few trouoled months of
And now, back at home in America,
or in England, or lsb ,ring still in the
wild, they look blar kly at each other
and ask how in the name of Heaven
such things can be.
As if In reply fall the words of tbe
old man to his ciptors as he was led
to the prison at Sierra Leone, there
to await his trial for cannibalism.
"If I1 am to die io is well, I si a'l
die in the faith of my fathers-mne
faith that was born thousands upon
thor-sands of years ago and which all
your Christain teacings have nut
driven out. The forty years In which
I lived in your faith were forty years
of a living lie. The voIc3s of my fath
ers, of my peo'ple wnom I had desert
ed in my youth, of ts:e gods that I
had worshipped, were ever cal'ing to
me to end my days as I had begun.
And at last I heard and went back."
The good men with whom his life
had been passed pleaded with him,
even with tears, up to the very gates
of the prison to return to the faith
that he had abjured.
And now they urge, with some
auger, tnat .the stern action of the
Missionary Biard of the United Breth
ren at Dayton, Ohio, in sumrnarily
expelling him on evidence of his re
trogression precIpitated the final
A FATHER'S SACRtIFICE.
Well might the word of missionar
ies wail over his loss, for his sta ry
reads like a rarely beautiful romance:
of olden times.
It was in tihe days of half a century
agone, when the light of civIlization
was drawingr in darkest Africa, that
the great chief of tue Imperial tribe,
the most powerful warlike of those
times. and the R iv. Samuel Flicking
er, pioneer amo ru the missionaries of
the United B:ethren, met in solemn
conference to array-go a treaty of com
merce and peace. From that time the
friendship of the c -ief for the enthau
siastic young mi sionaries warmed and
grew deeper with the years.
Too old to change the faith of his
ancestors, he said he would make rno
sif >rt to imped: the a ork of the mis
sionaries among his people. Probab
ly the aged chief saw the commer
cial value of a good, friendly under
standing with the gentlemen who were
in a position to bring him so moch
g'-oi trade from Ecgland and Ameri
C iieflof his people and heir-appar
ent to his place was his fine strapping
stripliug of fi'teen years--the one l
hop : of his life, t te sole remembrance
of the woman who died years before.
Acd when Mr. Flickinger, who had1
the lad under his tuition, at last beg
ged the chief to relingui-h him for
good, saying that he would take himt
to h s O fn home in Daytoo, America, a
the old man cynsente d
And so to school ar d to a collegehe
went, taking first prize in history, e
literature and the classies.
And the first years of the young r
ce'6 lfe in America in the home of'i
he geod man wbo bad brt-ugt him
t this country were years Of golden,
r-emise. From the earliest das s Of
is arri val his tre: d hZ d been to reli
My pth in life is chosen," he
aId, with a smile that showed every
Zl- r ming tooth in his head. "I will
e a. %ork.r in the vineyard." To the
heolgical serrinary he went, again
ruct'rg with the highe-t honors.
Ilis way wac cear. For West A'rca
-e sailed, and on the coast for twenty
ears he labored, winui:-g converts
avery where ard becoming famous for
i el qiei ce and power, until his re
turn to Day ton.
And when he mirried a woman of
his own race and settled down into a
mirisrry (f th-e htcme c u ch. It seem
ed that the main work, of his life was
complete. But the split bAtwsen the
R~ded.1 ar.d Conservative factions of
the United Brethren drove him first
ro one side aLd then to the other a,:d
Sla-at back to West Africl.
And now those who know his story
cite two pe culiar c'roumsrances alMOS
unno- ice d at the tima, b it now recall
6.d in avivid memory.
Toaere was in bis whole attitude a
crouch, an animal stealth that sent a
uider trtugh these who watched
It may be that in the storm of coo
ientLien between the t o factions of
the c :uch she tirst tense of rebellion
aga:vst his zdpted faith--e rebel
A. n that had lorg lain smould.rir g Iin
Uis hear.-rose s..rong and ciear with
Yet he bravely went I ak to hih
duty. The remembrance ef the good
man-now so lo g in his grave-who
had taken him by the bar d, teld him
fast. But thie devoted heart that had
bten part of hanself, that had given
iervjr and force to his work. was
gone. Yet to those who watc'ied him
csely now-a was seemingly the
same gentle prot c'or of the poor and
the str eken that he had ever been.
His mission school grew largar anc
larg-r; hii church grew more anc
more powerfu'; his irfluaence the wid
er. His c ,nverrs to C iristianity wert
funi by the thousand along the whole
ilue (f the West African coast. His
art as a preacher hid mellowel and
ripened with ta years.
It was on the night cf a Sun4a3
hree years ago that he returned to
his cottage looking very tired and old.
Tne srrvices of that day had been
m .rc thn uually exhausting N v r,
they said af erward,. had he preacher
bo weli. He had take "Snctrit)" for
nis text. It was an address to be re
memnered f..r all time. Bit it was
recalled af aerward that right in the
eart of his sermon he had come to a
suden dead stop, hs band upliftel
as thcugh to bespeak silenc -, his eyes
fixed on vacancy, his whole expres ion
as one who listens fr=m afar. Then,
as if with a great i ff rt he rectvereo
his thouzhts, sighed peep-y and re
,umed his discourse.
"I em very weary," he said to his
servants. "To-night while I was speak
ing, I beard the s und of the prayer
song that I rr member in my ycuth.
The song seemed to be born in upon
me from the v ry dep -hs of the forest
I heard the v;.Ic.s of my brethren
raised as tacugh t o call me.
When they entere-i the room In the
moring his b~d was empty. Yat they
did not search tor him, tua aftDer the
manner of their race, quierly sat do wi
at their doors ard --vaited.
And at last there came a dark time
when, they say, for twenty one long
days he vanished f a m the ken cf all
who had known him.
Dawned bright and beaut f il the
mraing of the twenty-s c 'rnd day,
and before the eyes of his ~a z -d ser
v.nts he stod-aba sam - - a trn:.
formed. For the first ui.-e i f, rt.,
years he was himseif.
Within a week the chu c'h in whic'
he xad preached w s empty and thle
scholhouse a dismantled ruin. Tne
edifice of two generations was destroy
Little it ricked to him that the
council of the church In far away
America had solemnly expelled him
for ir fi ielity to the brothernood. For
the first time in hi; life he breathed
the air of freedom.
And now from out the recesses of
the African Lorests, ten miles away
from the coast, came ghastly stories
of the sacritices iifered up by the
tribes of the Imnperial in return for the
restoration of tueir cnlef; of death
feasts in which the 11 :sh jf children
and women was eaten.
Sp es and scuts, cree ping through
a ttusand paths, c-me upon them,
and toid o.f the chief of the Imperri
seated with his wives on a pile of
rocks around him, his men dancing
the darnce of death >ver a corpse,
And in a wild medley of justice and
revenge, police and soldiers alike were
on the trail of the former missionary
to hunt him, by day and night, until,
m his own camp, surrounded by. his
men, he was caught and forced to sur
ren-ler, and led, a crptive, to Sierra
Leone.-New York American.I
Dr. J. B. Matthews, in ja,!l at
Geer.sboro, N C., for wife murder,
:ame near enoing his life by cutting
hs wrist with a spoon handle one day
last week. The physiciaas reached~
oim in time to stop thne fl.)w of blood
Ld he is now out or danger. A guard
as been placed in the cell with him.
prsoner in an adijoini cdll no
Aced him lying on his cot with his
andged wrist hanging down. Ask
ng wrnat was the matter, Mstthews
esponded that he was cold and had
yandaged his pulse to make him
warm. Sapectieg something wrong,
she j tor was notitied and on investi
ration found the prisoner with a tin
;poon handie, but he had failed to
lever the artery. H~e had tied a
andkerchief over it and was holding
is hand down with the edige of the
lanket conceling it while his blood
l ,wed in a bucket. Matthews swal
owed a qid of tubacca, several match
ieads and charred stumps of ciga
-ettes he had been allowed to smoke.
luring the day. The-physician gave'
tim a powerful emitic and saved his
Muast iexosaice kPayers.
The State Supreme Court Is deter
nined to find out what is contained
n those alleged private letters and
ither papers which Chief Beer Dis- 1
>enser James S. Farn~um, of Charles
on, on the advise of counsel had re
noved from his dispensary, No. 12 in
~harleton beyond the reach of the
ispensary investigating ccmmission
o ao her S:ate and to this end
aursday passed an order requiring
im to place them before the court.
Death List of kinoters.
The total numbar of bunters killed
y aidnt so far this year, Whronsin
od Northern M chlgan Is twenty six.
'irtyone have been wounded. More
umters were killed this year by ao
idental discharge of their own guns
an evi r be f.re. Many were shot by
astake by Lu iters who took them
SOME PlAIN TAIK
3y Co'. R. 13. Warson in the Baptist
CA. R. B. Watson. of JZ je Sprir g
'ormer candidate for goveinor, stirr d
ap the Baptist corverntin in Ccoum
ia one day last wteek in a rind og
;peech against the '~intfimperate a(
vccacy of texperance," taking o:ca
sion in the course cf his remarks to
sca;re the byp~.criY of preacle:s and
others. He was speaking to the re
port of the tarpcrance con mittee's
report, a motikn baving been put to
[ u'lish the re port. He declared in a
voice trembling with emotion that
we are rot ready to enf r.,e prohibi
tion in this state until as a church
the members and d:acns are proli
bited from drinkirg. He told oQ
seeirg two men who had been moder
tors oef assocIations and two d :ac ns
or more, take diinks wiLh young
"If 3 ou don't diret to e' force tem
perarc- in your churchws'" he decl.red
''now can.ycu expect to enforce it iD
the state. Go hcme and educare
your people along temperar-ce lines I
iefo:e 3ou talk about disfranchising
people who drink or sell whi key."
C 1. Watson added that he had
incorporated in the deeds to lots be
soli at his ho-ne thqt the owner
would forfeit his title it he sold
whiskey on the premise s.
Halt a dcz n membe~s of te con
ference repled to Col. Watsoa witb
more or lss heat.
Col. Watson t xp'ained that )e did
not favor the dit-pinary vc pt Ps
the most pra-tical way if handling
the matter at prs'nt. He was a
Tae reoort of the Wotrats MiQ
,ionary Union, read by toe Rev. C E
Butts, was very int-resting. Tne
society raited uriug the year $13.388
which .s 82.421 more tan it ri d
ast year. Tnere are Dine wcmen
missionries in the.stste supported by
the uaion, a situaUon that has ro
parallel in the s u h. The R- v. Dr.
. C. Brown "had a kick comicy."
igainst the ire nslstency (f the con
ference. 113 c mplAined that thougl,
the c~nference forbid women preach
irg to men that here they were going
our to the I-d;iLns and preaching to
C.)TT,) RTILL KING.
High Prici cf the Staple Mak- e the
Son' h Proppron-.
C tten, unlike the Czar, is seatcd
on a staple throne. The good cld
Sou-.bern monarch, despite all cfforts
of speculators and market gambl--rs to
the contrary, holds p warful sway
thrcu rhout the world. Tae govern
ment report cf lit Tu sday corcern
irg the present crop tends only to the
support of the e-.tton market. As
this crop, on acacuat of the dry fall,
has been completely harvest, the
etimate thi-; time be cames almost an
e ual statement as to the number uf
ales made. The report puts the
nuber at0,16818 As tnese fig
ures are consids rauly below the worla's
cosmption of coitt: n t;e surpius O
l.st year can easily be takren up with
out reducing tne price of tne staple at
Cotton that is being teld must in
the face of this report become
more valuable than it is at present
and as much of bte holdings is still in
the hands of the farmer toe prospects
are that tnere will be good times in
Dixie daring the !ext t welve monobs.
But there is more significance in
this small crop of cotton than that
whIch attachEs to the present year.
Witn only ten million bales, as stated
before, the surplus of the great .1904
crop will hava to be used to meet con
sui~option, and this willstart the 1906
crop with a clean shett. Taere w l'1
e none, or very little, residue from
former crops to bear down I s price.
Taken all in all the conditioos for
prospeits in the South are altogether
cheerrkl and the people hav'e but to
use ene-gy and judgment to grasp
A Mila Wiuter.
The New York Sun say s E las
Hartz of Reading Pa., aged 92, the
goosebone weather prophet, helped to
eat his first goose of the season Thurs
day. Luoking at the breast bone after
It was dried, Mr. Hartz saw very lit
tie of the usual purple coloring and
at oce declared emphat e Jly that
the comirg winter woult be very
mild. Along abt the holidays, or
during the early part of .Janurary, a
sharp drop in the temperature is in
dicated, but it will not last more than
a few days.. The remainder of t'hat
month will ba mild. About the first
of Feburary severe cold weather with
plenty of snow and probably a bl~zz
ard may be expected. R-:al winter
weather is predicted for toat month
and i t may r-xtend into March. The
bone Is perfectly clear uneill the mid
de of tue winter when a dark spot is
shown. Then it again clea:-s and re
mainls so untill the closing m .nth of
the winter. The disculoratior-s of
the bone are in sharp contrast ecmr
pared with those r. f tne two previous
ears. Tse one for 1904 1905 showed
frcm the dark color all the way
through that the winter would be se
vere -from start to finish.
The State says "it appears that
Dan 0. Murphy is not In .i .11 at
S wairsoro, GL.., after all-and per
haps Is in tne Philipines, according
to the story which reached Columbia
last summar. Once to see Murphy
would bs to remember him always.
Sergeant C. C. I&berts of the peni
tentiary guard went over to Swains
boro Monday. Upon seeiug the pris
oner ne wired. Suspect is not Mar
phy. Pecdl ar case. The man at
empted &u cide when he was told
Ihat an calial fronr South Carolina
iwould come to identlfy him." The
shief of police of Augusta wrote with
iuen co tidence tnat it was believed
.hat thi realiy might htve been Mur
>hy, but Caii Nrs evidently was
Barned to Death. (
The little community around KyiesI
?ort, Tenn., has been thr scene ofJ
swo shcking accidents in 24 hours.
Phe first occurriog Monday af ternoOn,
was the accidental k.llir g of Miss
ltosa Cslliri, . well known youeg lady,
>f the negboorhood, by the discharge
)f a sbotgu't in the hands of Cephas
loherts, whi.e he was examinint the
un in the home of Mis; Collin's f sther.I
?oe sc -nd s~as tne burnIng to death1
tf Miss Annie Gi son and ner mother.
?.e daughter's ulothing caught fi:x
,d the mother running to her rei~cue
anvoltdA in the tames
ome 7 horghis for the Yarmer Wh nI
Ee Gets Cld.
7ncle Hi mry Wallace." Rmself a
Jofy and Uicful O'd Ma n,
Gives the Scret Of it.
As ycur U-cle Harry has almcst
fached the allotted span of life, acd
e(lis prctty well. thark y(u, it may i
lot be amiss for him to suggest to the
,st of the dtfr rs how it is p- ssible
o live a lorg as the L-rd lets ycu
md be reasonably C(Mlotable, sus
Dr. Henry Wallace, in Wallaccs
Fiist, don't eat tco nc'i. Wty to
,ou want to load yourself up wi q a
or of aricif nt blubber and go wheez
ng around ith it .o your oiscemfort
mrd the shrtening of stur da3?
Tou don't wsnt anythirg over and
bjve tne fucd cf supooru. Trere is
o strcr:gtb ani healzh in fat. E
,ssive fat s disease, or rather the
videne uf disease. V you are eat.
ng half as much as that seventeen
ear-nld graLden of y u-s y-u are
ating qte t: o much. R -member
3s:om )).'s injuncfior: "When thou
it'est to eat with a raler cinsider
iligently what is tefure thec; and
uD a knife to thy throat, if thou be
man given to appetite." P, Is q ilte
,ossible that as many people dig
neir gravcs with their teetn as by
ookirg upcn the wine whiln it is
N x', sleep. When ycu havs d:ne
cur ca's wcrk and said your pray
rs, or ratber priyed (ometbirg o'te-1
4ite ifferent frem sayirg prayer ).
et, in bel, and go te sl6p C zsider
iurs-:lf as dead til morning. What
ces a dad man want to do with the
rets ard worriis and vexations of
if? Sleep quite as many hours as
r -u were accustt med to when 3oung.
E ght are not too man: ; but sleep
md don't let anyuody or anythi- g rLb
ou of your sleep It is not an easy
onirg to do, we admit. Possibly it
maWt always be done, but if you don't
o it you will slorten your days. Trat
machine, cambined mind and bxly,
rieeds oiling ar.d repairiog and -fixing
op We should put it in the shop over
night. Tne'Maker of it will fix it up
for you an-! give it to you in go:.d
rd:r in the morning, if you will let
Next, don't spnd to- much of your
ime with otner old fellows. Some
htve betn fortunat:; s m- are un
ealthy; some are chronic kickers
anyhow. D n'rt stsy t-o much witb
the crowd. Associate with yourg p'o
ple. Next z, your wife, your s ns and
daughter are the best asnociites you
ean hav ; nExt to them y. ur grand.
rhi dren. Associate with 3 ounger
pe-..!p1e, people woo bave life before
them, somethitrg to do, and are earn
esly bent on doing it. Tuey will cir
rect the views of lite that are likly
to be entertained by an old man or an
Here is where most farmers make
a mistake in moving to town. They
ge~t away from their boys and girls.
teir sons in-law and daughters-in
law, anr get with arnother lot cf old
fello=.s and heir the grumb-irg and
compaints. U~lless they fignt it, they
will take the old mau.'s view of 1i e,
which is largely a tuista ken view. If
they ha'd stayed on the farm they
wnll have been in c~owr tcuch with
their families. It is d~ult for an
old mmn to get cio e to youzng men
witi whom he is not immediately re
Iael. He can, however, keep close
o tnis boys and girls, their wi ges and
nusbands. Tal , to our mind, is the
greatest cbj'?ction to reti ing from
the farm. It cuts you off from the
very class with whom y'ou ought to
have most intimate association,
Keep doir g somet'ting. No one EX
oa cts a man over seventy or even
ver sixty to do very much bard
w k, except as a stern necessity. T e1
man who has u ed his time wisely
d't have to; but the man who stops
work altogether, who retires, very
materially shortens his d aye. No mat
ter what the work is, so that it cccu
pies the attention and kee ps his brain
busy. When the brain dies the body
m~gnt as well be dead. The mere
vegetable or animal erstence is not
worta living.- Menta.l act vity is is
gential to any ilfe that is worth liv
Here Is where the retired farmer
mkes another great mistake. H3
jf ten stops his agricultural paper
uts him:,elf t ff from his old lines of
iought and can't take up any new
ines that require siuly. H~encze he~
Elsl himself up with the gossip of
she daily press and the news, much
t which is misleading and wrong.
Read the d dly papers; keepi up wit h
he tiu es. Don't neg~ect your agrical
:ursl papers if you wish to live long
Ld be happy.
Take a oneerful view of the future.
f y ou have not Irade your peace with
rour God, you bave missed the real
neaning of life. Dent miss the
eanir~g in t he little of it that is lef t
c you. D.:n't be afraid of t de agonies
I death. There is; no reasson wny it
hould not be as easy to die as to bel
n. The camng in of a life and the!
;oing out of one b -th bring pain and
gush to otherL; but there is no evi
ence that except in c~ es of untimely
les :h, the isalling of tbe apple tefore~
a is ripe, there is any special pain!
nnecied W~ith it. The body provid
s it; own anesthetic for tbe dying
lay. Beleive in tthe fatherhood of
Ed. He has been better to you all
'our life than you deserve. Why cant
ou trust Uim for the outg'ing .and
ntrance into tue larger life? F amem
er always that "a merry heart doi~th
:ood like a mnedicine: but a brokEn
pit drieth the bones..''
Every person wno travels on the
tem=.r Coequamegon whic.i plies be
ween St. Ignace, Mich., at.d The
noves, is face-d to lo'k up to the
naster of the craft. Cnrista C.F :w'er,
or be stands six feet nine inches, and
3 t~he tallest beat capta n on the~ lakes.
Japt. F..wler is a member of a re
arkable family. His brother, Irvirg
.Foler, of Whitecastle, La , three
ears his juni r. is of ai.e same heig't
,nd regh:; b i fa-.her, J. K. Fowler,
.f :;,shville, M:ct., also is six fee.
i, and his sIster, Flora Fo ler, of
alamazoo, is six feet wo inches tall.
.ie mariner is well proportioned.
Lial~e Girl isurnedl.
A little daughter of Mr. Jud Alli
on was frightfuily burned Thursday
.t hma about three mriles frcm Gaff
.ey. From the meagre details at
and it is learned that the mother1
ft tiue little oie to go to the well
short dismance from tI e house. On
eturning she~ met the ciold i'J ih mes.
'he condition of the child is
'RDAN HAD RFOR'. CHAGED.
ne uc:ed Sf cretary Wilson to Esti
nia-e on Grcbs W( ight.
To President Harvie Jordan of the
3'Cthern COttCn AssOsia:i >n, accord
ng to a- v cs from Wanhirgton, is
lue the fac; that the government Crop
sti mate w:as no 500 000 bales larger
.bau the figu es ven.
Accordjg to v*:e story which
,eauhed Atlant:, Abistant Secretary
la es, cf the .stuia turaau wirec
ecre:a: iaster, of the N.:w Orleans
'ottot. E-.c. ange tuat thecotion crop
s'tijate .ould oe made on une b isi
,f 475 pouads t e tale, Instead of 500
pounci as heretofore, the oj c5 be
Ig to give the net weight of t..e bale.
Tuis basis wou:d h,ve ircreas d the
st m ite, by s.,?rY tali g like 5CO 000
bales ani would u idi.uotedly have haa
a.n aporrciable etrect in brit ging Cowu
ILe price of c .tton.
Screterv H-e ter wir d this in'cr
mation to Pre. d at J.)rdan of the
3sutt.e-n t c L ion aid ne rceived
Lhe tel& ri j Int in t me to c.s cn the
nr l 1.m Le, a.,n f.,r Wain1 gton
M- J .roM wtt rignt to mte i1iica o1
secreLary of Azriculture WIsun and
is it sid d- m Ad d the L t:-e e.timate
be made in accordanee witn us ge tha
is on Lhe is oi 500 psur.ds to 1he
bale. I is said tins .s wrty the p, b i
Vion of th - sOma-e, which was ex
p c.ei to h:.v- been given rmt at 10
o'ciouk, was delaytd until 12 3) p m.
According to a telegram frou P-es
idena Jrdtn, Secretary Wilson no.
oly g-aLt- d his req vst but also a
zeed t mtke the r, port withOut thr
usual ;ezceotag4 whici wai adeed or
d-due:ed under the H, de admmistra
Ginnerb" Aesciioa Predicts L as
T*in " n Thiousand Bales.
Followiaz is the cVton crop report
of the National Ginars' Association,
given out Tvuridy from D.llas, Tex
as. Reports sent to us frcm the whol
xtta he:t, every p->stufl:3 repr
nt'dr, irdcates atot.,l cropof 9,
623,COO bedles, wih 8,486,000 bs'e
gii:nlEd up to December 1.' Tae coro
thus far picked is 924 per c nt and 88
per cent nas bt es ginne-.
The report by State is as follows:
Alabama- (61,000 bales ginned;
95 p(r cent p'cke1.
Arkansu--42),000 ginned; 89 per
Florida-6 1,000 gianed; 95 per cent
Georgia-1,549,000 ginned; 97 per
India- Territory-242,OCO gioned;
90 per cent p-clud.
Louisisra-344,000 ginnel; 90 per
Miss' irpi-820,000 ginned. 87 pe
Misscu:-31.000 ginnef; 90 percent
North Car'lina -561,000 ginnee; 96
per -eot p;cked.
Oklahoma-234,000 ginne; 87 per
Scutb Caroilna--975,000 ginned; 98
er cent pick.:d.
Tennessee-198 000 gInned; 89 per
Tosxv-1 978 000 ginned; 92 per
Justline 1 in Firing.
In Altoona, Ps., the other nl.zat
dile yonig men se-enaded the lad
love of one of the party. A neignbor
raised a rearney window and tired a
revolver at i'ie party then called a
policeman en-i had them-all arrested
for disorderiy condu~ct and disturbit g
the peace. In police e--urt the next
morning the young m n protested
that they were singir g love songs.
a d i ff-red to sing for the C u t b)
way of provinig their innocence of the
charge against trem. Tne cour.
eard them einz two selections
whereupon the e enad rs were im
formed that -f the cour had preyion
sly any doubs as to their guilt it bad
entirely disappeared. "Anybod3
would be' j stSed for biring at you, if
ou were makmg a noise like that."
said the jun ige.- He fined them 85
Bou~ght 1c Back.
The Sparten1 u g Journal says an
important land sale made Munday
wich~ was not pub-ished was that of
af 1460 anres near P~c let. T.>e land
~a sold under mortgage of W. T.
S mmons to the Fideli t: L ian and
Trust Ccm~any, and was be ught in
by G L. Carrier for the sum of $9550
Tis is c nsidered a nne bargin by
those who are be-t on land values.
Te lan-i in quastion bas a history.
Some weeks ago Mr. Simmons pur
chased the propf-rty through a Wes
tern real estate man, who handled the
property for Mr. Carrier paying about
11,000 for the property. Mr. Garrier
oeu~fnt back his land. He no# has
nis or1kioal tract of land and he is a
bout 81.800 to the good.
. Dead Issi..
The Columbia Record says J.
Warren K ifer, of 0 dlo, formerly
speak r or the hcuse, is tack in C an
rre:sa and hie somes primsd and load
.d wit Suthern representative re
Suct ion scheme;. The chief cook and
ottle wash r in this movement,
Drumpacker, is. stili on hand, but he
das been rebL if d and turned down so
)tenl by his own party in this matter
thaL he is as yet undecided what he
wvil u-sue in this Congress. He and
eifer will doubtless get together and
prduce the annual bill. They will
be given the opportunity to make the
ual bitter, partisan speeches but
This will be as a passing breeze and
wil be g aickiv fmgotten.
kileei by a ?eniant.
C J. Hughes who formerly resided
n Gatiney, we..s shot and is reported
illed by Rufus Bvars, a tenant near
2is home in Cherokee c runty last
.veek. Relations between the two are
said to have been strained for some
ime. 'Datails of the aifidr are very
carce the're. Bvars, too was formerly
L resident of Gairaey. The shooting
as do-:e with a double bi.rreled shot
;un two shots taking affhct. Both
r~en are about 30 years old. A war
-aut has been issu d for Byars an
ts wife by Marrstrate B. 3. Gold, at
3j casburg. Olli 3ers from this city
iave gore to the ecene. Both men
tre well known here,
Barned wu Iea-h.
A dispa'c'. from Jo'mston to The
tz~te say s a colored gir. 14 years old
ivi g on the farm of Mr. J. L. Hart
was burned to death Thursday . fruim
ier clothing catching fire ano as she
as running e uld not be saved.
Frank Martin and John L O'iver,
iotn of Bah Me., were found dead
n bad at the residence of Martin's
ster, Mrs. Francis MacCiu'ey of
?rovence, R. L. They had been
sphy xiated by illuminating gas,
,ccicnty tuned on.
THE COLOED IR5ACHIRS.
A DDointments of the Northern Metho
diut Church for South Carolinp.
The following are the app: iatmcnt
of the N rthern Methodist Church in
South Cirohna ftr the next year
All of tne pr.azhers, exc pt one, are
B nnettsville D-strIct-J. S. Tim
a&, presidirg elder. Alex, J A. G x);
Asburv and New Hody, D. L Tto
at; Asbland. J R Grat-am-; Bennett
sviile, W. S. i'naompi ; C-erae ; B
4 J es r; Caeraw and 6, ciety Hd.
E J Mrrisoi; Cbfsterifield. J. C.
burch; Clio and Tatum, J. McE dii;
Darlington, J. B. Mildletor; Dilljn,
J McL od; Eartsviile, W. B. Rma::s;
J. ff.rson, M V. Gra); Lit:tle Rckr,
S. G -eer : Nrtn Mar b r..), J. P. R ab
insor ; Smn'rna, R. F. Harrngton;
Spes r-, B C. J:: ekson, Syr. cu;e, C. C
Robinbon, N. 6. 8miuen iafs witaouD
spointrent to attend scocol.
Buufaro Ds r ce-G. J. DiviS,
p-e id:ng ler. A keD, C. K. B.o-vn;
Arpleton, L W. William-; A'endale.
W. G. Whir; Beauf. r:, I'.ia' M. yers:
Barnwell. M 0 S.ewar.; Barb~rxrz.
N. T. Boweb; Bm')erg ci;cat. V. S
J ihrsoi; C .ttugeville, I S. E p.;
E irna a, J J Ju.; .4rshamviue, J
L C:.ts..ur: Greeu P>i. R. 1)
t.s.yes; FHor. p on, Wiliam roney;
Ho0ly S i, M S exar ; JacksonbLrj
A. E. Barrison; Lodge, E. J. Curr
R fiI j, E Fret. 8..igligville, A
M Wrigt; Sprirgiow:, J. T. LIts -r:
W- crro, A. D. Browi; Wemer, N
1. B wen, J ; Ymansee, dasu ThL m
Charleston D-stric -J E Wi'sn,
prei lbg eit'er, Cbaries:o. : Center
ary, M. M M AZx; 0 d B.Atnel, I E
L-we r5; bis-Jon, to b! ruppliet;
Wesley. E B. Burro!gba; C opel
R.-ver, G 6. McMillar.; J -n' Island,
A G Kenie'y; MHryville and St
Anlrew's. B F MX.e: ; Pinopo is, S
Simmon; Riogeillle, J S. Tylei;
R s W R J-irvi.; 9r. John, G. F
Male ; S.. S ephen A R. Sm;it;
3A. Tuomae, Ti oma& Judge, ,-uppj);
Summerv lIle, B S. A Will aa
WashirgtoD and Lidson, C. H Hir
Flore: ci DistricZ-C. R B:own,
oruiding elder. Biti3esoa, Be! j
Browr.; Black River, W S. Nei', Boo:ck
Green, DAniel Browr.; F,>rene, W
H R -dfi-dr'; Ge;'rgetowu aLd Wacca
maw, J. G Gibso ; Greeleyvlile anc
Farreston, J. T. Martir; Kgstree.
J. A. Harrall; KIng;trAe circua, L.
L. Thoma; LEze City, J B. Taoma;
L-ne's M. Wisar; L tta, P R. C1m
lii; Mars B ..ff. Wm Damu; Mai.:n
a A. CoLinghan ; Mullins ard Shi
Ih, Frank L Barx r, J ; Sintee anc
McClellanville, J. A. N jri ; Salem
and W..s-ey, Wiley Littl.j,.,si ; St.
M .ry's, B M P.:s ues, Springvale, C
H Hooe ; Timmansvtlle, D J. Szn
der ; Turkey Creek, D S -.lters.
G.eenvilte Dzstrict-Jam a F. Page
pr siding el. er, Ashevil e, J. C. Gibba;
&rdrson. U. C. Scot ; McF i.rlanc;
Easley, L G. Greggi; G eanville, R
L Hicks sn: Greenvi.le misicn, J. C
Armstrcn ; L hery, M Muo!
LowrdesvuP, C T Mille ;' Marietta.
C. L Logan; Ol1a, H. H. Matthew
Pendleton, W. B B ,wers; R ck Mill
S. S Butle ; S,-n. ca, J 1. MIiche;
Seneca circun, G. W. B ckb: m; S,.uv
Greenville, J. C. Mart-i ; -it. Mra'5,
W ianaton, f.;rk G odiett. D. ki
Minus, president Sterling College.
O:inge burg District-- G W. Cooper,
realding elder. Braunv lie, S WV
Gant.; C . ur~bi>, S. D W121amne; U.>
umbia mi.slon. J. H. Jobnsor; D,:L
mark, B. (3. F.eat.rick; Elitsto Fr,
J A. Brow ; Jamison, J. R To~wn
sen ; L xingcton, B. F Goiud ; Mace
donia, J. M. Pailip, ; N rt , W J
%ngeburg circuit, J. L. Gnic ; Pice
vile, A. G. To-ensenr; Rue viile ,
T. G Robinso: ; R-weviile, W R
E a); Spring field, S. J: Coop ; St
Georg~'i J L Hen'ierson. L fr Lva.
D, pres d at Cit il n University.
Sparrtanourg Dinrct-8. F. With
er poon, prt~siding elder. Bacts
burg, A. D. Harris; iCatawba, A.
Lew. ; Chester, F. N. Ne w :; Cam
pobel; J C. Pattesot ; CE v r, W. H
Gree:; Cowpens, D. H. Keiree, Cow
oens circuit, D. B. Bu..er, E ,
worth J T. L Dunham, Greenwo4.d
F. W. Vince : Greenwo od c.rcuit, A ;
W. Fiell--r; Greer's, R C. Cdambe:1
Gaff .y. J. W .DorE; Gsf.1ey Circul
J. F. Wooi: Newberry, W S..Baikcy;
Ninety-S x, S. W. William.; Pacolet.
J W. GrovEE; Bock Bill, H. 3. KIrt i
Redville, C. B. Lowery; Saluena, L
Rice; . Spartanburg, A. E Q Aict;
Sparranburg circuit, Jame~s A. ilen: ;
St. James, F. D. Sm~th: Welifoi d. B
J BostoL; Yorkville, E W. Aoamn?;
Yrk circuit; W~lliam Gr if -; Glenn
Springis W. E Ga-risor ; L e's Capel,
S. Goocilock Pauline, T E Mahar3;
Mro~re's Seation, W. T. K :lles ; SL1ow
Sumier D?aricr- V G V de iIn3
presiding elder. AnthGch, William
Bker; Bishopville mission, Henry
Mc Donald; Boraen mission, W. J
Mc Danle:; C>.mien, J. B. Taylai;
Crcden circuit; H. C. Asbury; L'.ma2
and Sarnders Grove, W. H. Jones;
Lychburg, S S. Sparks; Longtown,
. A King; Mayesv.lte, L. L H ard.;
Macaiesville, R. A. Thomas; Mannt
Zion. B S. Cooper: Rock Spring, S
A. King; Star p mission, Stark Smitt :
Sfhl10', J. A. Murr); Sumtmer, W. M.
Hanna; Sumter circuit, A B M.1rphy:
Sumter mission, Henry Mc Donald;
St Matthews, W. G. Murphy; Water
ee, F. E Mc.Donald.
A bulletin issu: d by the census bur
eau Frida.y shows the number of bales
of co ton ginned to Dcc. 1, 1905, to
be 8.684,842, counting round bales as
half bales. A previous report shmed
7498,67b1es gnned toN v 14l19u5.
The ameuut of cotton girn. d, by
States and territories Is as folica:
Alabams 1.066,728; Arkansas 422,813;
Florida 65 455; Georgia 1,561,061; In
dian Territory 246 402; Kentucky 628;
L -usiana 3),254; North Carolina 573,
58; Oklahoma 232.648; South Caroli
na 992,708; Tennesee 203,388; Texas
2,075,0C3; Vrgina 13,030.
A N gro Shot.
At Holly Hill on Monday night
of las. week some negroes who weri.
engaged in gambling m a small house
on the edge of town, got into a quar
rel, which resulted in the sho.-twg
of one of them, Pomp Jenkins by
name, a well known, turbulent, negre'.
e was left helpless in the hut by
Royal E'birs-n, who shot him, and a
negro namu d Waring, who was in the
row. Jenkins called for help and at a
late honr was taken to his home bad
ly hurt. It ls though his leg will
have to be amputated.
Hangedl at Atlanta.
A dispatch from Atlanta says the
legal execution ina Fulton county, for
the crime of criminal assault, took
place at the tower Friday morning
when Jim Walker, the self-convicted
egro assailant of Ms. Alice Moore,
Agitation on the Pacific Coast
to Restrict Immigration.
CRY "YELLOW PERIL"
Number Has Increased From 86 in
Census of 1880 to 35,000 at Pres
ent Time-No More Desirable as
Neighbors Than Chinese-Japan
ese Intolerant of the Whites.
The adoption by the California Leg
islature of a concurrent resolution op
posing the fyirther unrestricted immi
gration of the Japanese, and calling
upon the national government for pro
tection by treaty or otherwise, is the
outcome of an agitation begun by the
"The Japanese problem," says the
"Chronicle," "is no longer to be ig
nored. It has been but lightly touch
ed upon heretofore; now it is pressing
upon California and upon the entire
United States as heavily and contains
as much of menace as the matter of
Chinese immigration ever did, if, in
deed, it is not more serious, socially,
industrially, and from an international
st..andpoint. It demands consideration.
This article shows that since 1880,
when the cansus noted a Japanese
population in California of only 86,
not less than 35,000 of the little brown
men have come to this State and re
mained here. At the present day the
number of Japanese in the United
States is very conservatively estimat
ed at 100,000. Immigration is increas
in;; steadily, and, as in the case of the
Chinese, it is the worst she has that
Japan sends us. The Japanese is no
more assimilable than .the Chinese,
and he is no less adaptable ir. learn
ing quickly how to do the white man's
work and how to get the job for him
self by offering his labor for less than
a white man can live on.
"Japan is intensely intolerant of
the white man who visits her in any
other capacity than that of the curio
buying traveler. Industrially she has
neither room nor welcome for the for
eign devil from this side of the Paci
fic. It would seem to be about time
for us to take a leaf out of the Jap
anese code of self-protective patriot
"California has a population of a
million and a half people. The popu
lation of all the Pacific coast States
is, comparatively speaking, insignifi
cant. We shall not be able at the
present time to impose our beliefs
about Japanese exclusion upon the
people of the nation-eighty 'millions
of them-who have been carefully
educated to believe the Jap a charm
ing little hero. We do not say this
in discouragement of those who desire
a restriction of Japanese immigration.
Far from it. Let tnem by no means
halt in the work of arousing public
sentiment. But, on the other hand, it
is foolish not to recognize what the
facts of the matter are. It is absurd
to go into the fight blindly ignorant of
the nature and - extent of the pro
Japanese sentinent that is to be over
"We all know that the ordinary Jap
Is a neat, clean, personally pleasing
little fellow. We don't want- to ex
clude him because he is immoral or
because he sells his labor (since it is
more convenient) through a contrac
tor. "The reason we must exclude him
is in order to preserve iintact our Oc
ciiental civilization. The Jap may be
our moral superior. In manners he -
may excel us. His philosophy of life
may be a better one than ours. Yet,
sweec self-preservation. is the flrst
law of nature, we are impelled by that
immutable law to preserve our in
"It matters not if the Jap were an
angel of light-if he could live cheap
er and did not racially assimilate, he
would have to go. As a matter of
fact, the Jap, while personally far
more pleasing that the Chinese,' is
tricky, dishonest, a liar, and unreli
able, whereas the Chinese is usually
honest- truthful, andl dependable. But
that has little to do with the case.
What we must base all arguments
upon is the great and eternal truth
that two races, unassimilable, cannot
occupy the same land together in
"We have expressed the opinion
that no exclusion law Is possible.
There is, however, a possible solution
of the problem without it. It may
very likely happen that the Japanese
Government itself, cognizant of the
growing agitation in this coast, and
undesirous of sacrificing the friend
ship of America for the slight national
advantage to be gained by unrestrict
ed emigration, will put a check upon
emigration of Japanese --for a few
years, at least. until the Japanese peo
ple recover fully from the drain of the
present war and. are in a position to
take a strong attitude toward this
country. Then, indeed. wb shall have
a problem."-New York Mail.
Alphabet for all the World.
A movement is on foot for the call
ing of an international conference on
the adoption of a universal phonetic
alphabet- It is suggested that the
Roman alphabet should serve as a
basis, but that slight modifications
be made in the forms of the letters.
which would not interfere with their
legibility to any one familiar with
them in their present shapes, in order
to indicate the precise sounds for
which they stand. Such an alphabet
it is maintained, would enable any
one to pronounce correctly at a
glace the words of a foreign language,
because the spelling, apart from a
few special sounds, would be the same
as in his own language. There is
said to- be no language so hindered
by its spelling as the English.
Blind Tiger Killed.
)n Friday morning Chief of Po
lice M. D. Littlefield, of Greers, shot
and kiled Lewis Brewton, colored,
suspected of selli ig blind tiger liquor.
Chief Lttleni Id went to Gresntown,
a negro settlement, to arrest Brewton.
He foud him in a negro house, ar
rested him and was loading him out
of t~he house when the negro drew
his gun. The chief was quilck enough
fr nim ahd both began firing abou
the sme time. Five Shots were ex
canged, Brewton firing three of
tese. The negro ran out firing as
he went and fell dead wIthin 100 yards.
of the house. C roner Wootepn em
paneled a jury Friday evenirng, which
rendeed a verdict of justifiable homn
ide. Lewis Brewton is one of the
most notorious blind tigers in th-is
section. He boasted of the piles 0'
mney he had made out rfi the busi
ness. It is thorgbt that B:ewton was
't the agent of w Aite men in the
Drk C irner.
The simplest rnother is wiser th: n
the brightest childless woman, b'
mause experience is the only sort <
widom worth having.
AN ICEI.ESS ICE BX.
Ccider, Clearer, Chcaper and More
Convenient Than Ice.
The iceless refrigerator, which Is
the very latest refinement of the elec
trical industry, threatens to dethr-ne
the ice man so effectually that it may
be but a short time before his shining
morning face will no longer be swen
at the back door. The iceless retrig
erator has been perfected for the pur
poses of the butcher, storekeeper,
soda water fountain and the larger
hcusehold, and it has a great variety
of redeeming features to recommend
it. It is colder than ice, cleaner than
ice, cheaper than ice and more con
venient than ice. Those who have
made use of the new apparatus ..ay
that any one of these advantages is
sufficient to warrant its introduction,
but in the aggregate they are sin;y
Ju a few words, this improvement
corsists of a complete cold storage
plant in miniature, tucked away.with
in the confines of a refrigerator of or
dinary size. This does not mean Oie
small ice box at present, but it is only
a matter of a short time before this
will be arrived at. The motor, com
pressor and other necesary apparatus
are disposed of in a compartment
at one end of the box. The space
usually taken up' by the ice is oc
cupied by a tank of brine, by means
of which the atmosphere of the in
terior is cooled. The motor operating
the cooling plant Is in action only
a portion of the time, during- which
period the brine becomes so chilled
that it is entirely sufficient to main
tain a proper temperature for some
consideraMe additional period of-time.
For instance, in the equipmpnt
which was experimentally installed
in a grocery store for .ae purpose
of ascertaining how it met the con
ditions of the. ertablishment in actual
use, the motor is run only during the
eight hours of business. Although
the refrigerator is being coifstartly
visited by the employed during' that
time, the temperature is always sev
eral degrees lower than has ever been
obtained with the use -of ice.. This
has been demonstrated by actual
tests. The same tests have also
shown that the operative costs. are
lower than the ice bill and .the sani
tary condition of the interior is far
superior to that of formerimes when
it was charged daily with biocks of
ice, but apart from all of these, the
grocery man says he is more than re
paid in his emancipation from the
bother and confusion of the iceman's
daily visit to his store. A soda water
fountain cooled by much the same ap
paratus has demonstrated the econo
my and cleanliness of electric refrig
eration for this purpose.
While the principal is not- a new
one there have always been obstacles.
which seemed insurmountable in the
way of the small isolated refrigera
tion plant. But these have now. been
successfully overcome. - Brocklyn
"The Bushido" in Japan.
"The Bushido" means "the mortal
doctrines of the Samurai," and they
are obeyed by all the statesmen, sol
diers and scholars of the presen1t time,
wilh as much holy respect 9s the
Christian's reverence for the Bible
and its teachings. In Japan Buddhism~
is the popular religion, but Buddhist
teachings are not respected by educat
ed men or soldiers. In fact, most of -
them are atheists or agnostics, who
do not believe in any religion but the:
doctrines of "the Bushido.'
"The Busbido," for instance,
teaches a man or woman to-have the
courage to perform hara-kiri if he or
she comimits any serious offense. The
spirit of this doctrine is that the of
fender should kill himself instead of
waiting to be executed by the law,
which latter is considered in Japan
as one of the most cowardly things.
"The Bushido" also teaches that the~
life of a Japanese is a gift of the fiol'
Mikado, and if the country need the
lives of her people they should be
given gladly, for that is only to return
to the Mikado what they have re
ceived from him.
To die on the battlefield Is the only
key for a Japanese to find his way to
his Shinto heaven, and the soldiei-s
who were not killed on the battle
field are considered unfortunate.- It is
maintained in Japan that if a man
gives you a'favor or money, or pleas
ure, you should return it with more
than what was given to you.-Hdyesa.
buro Ohashi in Leslie's Weekly.
Flour Bleached by Electricity.
At least one patent-and there may
be others-has. been granted in .this
country to a process for bleaching
flour by electricity. The process de
pends on the bleaching action of the
gases produced by sending an electric
current through the air or water. A
French chemist has examined a sam
ple -of an electrically bleached flour
to see if the composition had been
changed in the process; no mention
is made of the source of the flour or
of where It was bleach'ed. He reports
that the sample is undoubtedly whiter
than the unbleached flour, but that It
has a less pleasant taste and odor..
The general composition is scarcely
altered; there is a slight development
of acid and a change in the character
of fats, a change in the direction of
rancidity. It is shown, therefore, that
the food value of the flour is not
changed by bleaching, but that the
product has the odor ansi taste of an
old and somewhat stale article. Since
the whiteness of flour is a purely.
aesthetic matter, it certainly seems
questionable whether it is worth while
to please the eye at the expense of
This busineses of taxing bachelors is
not strictly new. Many of them have
been conscious of a considerable tax
for some years.
A London mw ney lender pressed
his claim for morey loany 34In a cit~y
eenrt and the juega, aft.r an exhaus
ive inquiry into the marits of the
ease, directed the defendant to pay
the debt at the rate of one penny per
month, the entire amnount to be paid
by the end of tihe 209h year.
A dispatcho from Toklo. Japan,
ays the number ( f unemployed, fol
owirg the return of the troops from
the fild, is estimated at 700,000.
ud Is causing uneasiness in view of
the Irndustrial depression now pre
ailing, and the unlikehood of a re
vival of business in the near futnre.
Many Officers Kii led.
A dispatch from Harbin Marnchurla
lays many cfflcers a'e being killed by
'ebellious troops. Reserve cfflbers are
iot permitted to return home. All
nessages from Manchuria are cen
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