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And Their Fields of Iabor For the
Fext Conference Year.
Appointments Made by the South
Carolina Conterenc-, at its Lste
Session at Spartanburg.
The following are the appointments
made by the S.uth Carolina Confer
ence of the M .thCdist E.scopal
Caurcb, South, at its late session at
Anderson District-R. H. Jones,
presiding elder: St. .Johns. R. S.
Truesdaie: West E-d, W. E Wig
gins;, Orrville, S. T. Creile: Autre
viile, C L. McCain: Donalds, J. E.
Beard: Lo wndesville, R W Barber;
McCormfck, J. K. McCaic; Mt. Car
mel, R. C. Bouiware; P-z r, G. E.
Biwards: Pendleton, S. W. Henry;
Starr, J. W. Baile); Seneca circuit,
0. M. Abne): Townville, D. A. Lew
is; Walhalla, E. S. Jones: Westmin
ster, G. T. Harmon, Jr ; William
ston circuit, to be supplied: Wil
liamston and Belton, J W. Ekins.
Charleston District-H. W. Biys,
presiding eld.r: Allendale, W. C.
Kirkland; Beaufort, J. B. Campbel';
Bethel ciicuit, W. H. Thrower: Black
Swamp, G. F. Clarksor; Barnwell,
R. A. Yongue: Cha leston, Bethel,
M. L. Carlisle; Spring Street, G P.
Watson; Cypress supplied by W. T.
Patrick; Dorchester. W. T. Beden
baugh; E'rbardt, T. L. Belvin; Grov
er, S. C Morris; Hampton, J. R
Paele-; Port Royal, L. D. Gillespie:
Ridgeville, H. C. Mouz-n; Smoaks,
J. R. Scj urner. Summervillc, H. R.
Mills: Walterboro, J. L. Daniel;
Young's Island. supplied by W. A.
Wimberly; R-und 0, E. P. Hutson;
student in Vanderbilt university, H.
Cckesbury District-W. T. Duncan,
presi Ang elder: Abbeville, P B. Wells;
Butler, Fcster Speer; Cokestury, S
D. Vaughan; Greenwcod, M. B. Kel
ly; Greenwood and Abteville mills, J.
M. Liwson; K-naids, supplied by J.
T. Mdller; Newterry, Central, B. M.
Grier; O'Nealle Street and Mollohon,
J. B Kklgore; Newberry circuit, A.
H. Best; Ninety-Six, A. J. Cauthen;
Parkesville, J. A. Peeler; Phoenix, J.
R. Copeland; Prosperity, H. W. Whit
aker; Princeton, W. E Barre; Saluda,
R W. Humphreys: Verdery, 0. L
Durant; Waterloo, J. L. Riy; Whit
mire, J. N. Isom; Lander college,
John 0. Wilson, president; student
Vanderbilt university, J. H. Graves.
Columbia District-J. S. Beasly,
presiding elder: Aiken, W. J. Snyder;
Batesburg, E. T. Hodges; Columbia,
Washington Street, J. W. Danleis:
Main Street, W. I. Herbert; Green
Street, B. R. Turnipseed; Granby, J
. Spinks; Brookland, supplied by I
N. StonE; Edgewood, 0. E. Peele;
Edgefield, Marvin Auld; Fairfield, W.
W. Williams; G lbert, to be subplied
by J. K. Inabinet; Graniteville, J. W.
Neeley; Johnston, J. W. Arial; Les.
ville,M. M. Brabhar ; Lexington, A.- S.
Lslie; Lexigton Fork, G. H. Pooser;
North Augusta, H. J. Cauthen; Ridge
way, 0. N. Rountree: Wagener, to be
suppled by 3. C. Holley; Warrenville,
J. R. T. Major; Wateree, to be sup
plied by W. D). Patrick; Columbia Fe
male college, W. W. Danie1, president;
S. H. Zimmerman, agemn; IEpworth
orphanage, W. B. Wharton, superin
tendent; Paine college, Go. W. Walk
Florence Distset-W. P. Meadors,
presidirg elder: Bennettsville, T. E,
Morris; Bennettiville clicuit, A. T.
Dunlal ; Brightsville, B. M. Mt Kissic;
Cartersvlle, supplied by J. N. Tay
lor; Cheraw, Bs. G. Murphy; Cheraw
circuit, sur plie d by F. S. Hook ; Ches
terfield, J. .1. Stevenson; C1l de, John
Mannir g: Darlingtonl, Trinity and
Bpwcth, J. C. Roper: Darlington cir
cuit, N. B. Clarkson; F.orerces, J. C.
Beckwith; Hartsville, B. J. Guess;I
Jefferson, supplied by S. M. Jones:
Lamar, A. R. Phinlips; Liberty, T. F.
Gibsor: McColl mills, supplied by D.
H Everet; Mariboro, J. L. Mullinix:
South Florence, supplied by W. C.
Gleator; Tlnmmonsville, J. B. Wel
Greenville District-B. P. Taylor,
presidirg elder: Clintcn, W. H.
Hodges; Eisley circuit, R. M. Dur
Bose; Fountain Inn, D. P. Boyd;
Greenville, Bucombe Street, W. M
Duncan; St. Paul's, N L. Wiggins;
Hampton Avenue, A. B. Driggers;
Greenville mills, N. G-. Ballenger and
R. K. Doyle; Greenville circuit, D. D.
Jones; Greer's, C. B. Burns; Laurens,
First church, M. W. ficok; Laurens
cicuit, to be supplied by W. C. Kel
ly; North Laurens, 3. F. Anderson;
North Pickens, J. P. Attaway; Pick
ens, R. F. Bryant; Piedmont, S. T.
Blackman; Traveller's Rest, to be
supplied by A. A. Merritt ; Victor and
Baesvlle, J G. Huggins.
Marion District-E. 0. Watson,
presiding elder: Blenheim, W. S. Mar
tin; Britton's Neck, to be supplied by
S. J. McConnell; Brownsville, W. M.
Hardin; Bucksville, H. L. Singletor;
Centenary, W. A. Betts; Conway; W.
L. Walt; Conway circuit, J. C. Davis;
Cio, F. H. Shuler; Dillon, J. D. Crout;
Galavant, 3. N. Wright; Latta, J. H.
Thacker; Latta circuit, W. B. Baker;
Little Rcck, G. C. Leonard; Liris, to
be supplied by T. W. Godbold; Mar
ion, J.- A. Cliftor: Marion circuit, G.
P. Penny ; Mullns, T. C. O'Dell; Mui
-lins cir cuit, Dove Tiller: North Mul
lins, J. B Rushton and J. M. Rogers:
Waccamaw, to be supplied by Allen
North Charleston Distrct-J. E
Carlisle, presiding elder: Cades, J. A.
White: Charleston, Trinity .B
Smith; Cumberland, 3. W. Speake;.
Cordesille, to be supplied by W. R.
Buchanan; Georgetown, Duncan and
West Bnd, T. G. Herbert; Greely ville,
R. W. Spigner; Harleyville, W. S.
Goodwin; Harper, J. E . Strickland;
Johnsnvlle, to be supplied by J. B.
Cartel: Kingstree, W. B. Justus; Lake
City, S. J. Bethea; McClellanville, L.
. Peeler; Mt. Plearant, to be sup
plied by R. 0. Lawton; Pinopolis, C.
W. Burgess; Providence, B. A. Wilkes;
Rome, T. J. Ciydt; Salters to be sup
pied by J. 0. Carraway; Sampit, .D.
*A. Caihoub: St. George, J.- M. Stead
mai; Scranton, F- B. Hodges; CThar
leston Port Society, P. A. Murray,
Orangeburg District-M. Dargan,
presiding eider: Banrberg, R. L. Hol
roy; Branchville,E H. Beckman; Cam
eron, A. C. Walker: Denmark. 3. B.
Traywick; Edisto. 0. W, Davis; E lo
ree, J. T. Mactarlane; Fort Motte, W.
L. Gault; L-ngley, C. M. Peeler: Nor
way, J. A. Graham; Orangeburg, St.
Paul's, L. P. McGbee: O:angeburg
mils to be supplied by J. M. Knowles:
Orangeburg circuit, A. B. Watson;
Orange M. F. Dukes: Rwesville, W.
C. Owen; Springfield, J. L. Tyler; St.
Matthews. J. E. Mahaffey: Swansea,
G. W. Dukes.
Rock Hill District-H. E. Stack
house, presiding elder: Blackstock, J.
H. woand, Cester, lethel. M. L.
Banks; Chester circuit, J. M. Frday:
East Cbester, C. P. Carter: E -st L' .
saster, P. B. Ingraham: ..t M.-,
J. C. Chandler; Hickorv Grove, J. C.
2ounts; Lancaster, R E Turnipseed;
Lancaster circuit, W. S. Henr); Lan
easter mills, W. A. B -ezham: Lando
and Chester -mils, to b- supplied by
R. A, Rouse; Nrth Rock Hill, W.
C. Wiur: Richturg, W. A. Fairey:
R ek Hill, St. Johns, W. 3. Dunc.n;
Rtock Hill circuit, W. H Aritil; Van
Wyck, R. F. Sharpe: Winnsboro,
H enry Stokes: Y'..rkville. J. L. S oke
York circuit, to be supplied by E. K.
Spartanburg District-J. W. Kilgo,
presiding elder; BieImont, E Z Jame ;
Blacksburg, C. C. Derrick; BI E:.lo and
E"st Union, L. E. Wiggins: Clifton
and Cowpeos. J. L. Harley: Cimpobel
lo, J. T. F wler; Cherokee, B. M.!
Robertsor.: E oree, J. W. Shell: G!ff
ney. Buford street,S. B. Harper; Lime
stone street, to be supplied by H. L.
Pjwel, Gaffaev circuit, J. B. WIlson;
Jonesville, D. E. Camak: Kielton, to
be sunplied by J. C. Farr: Pacolet cir
cuit, E W. Mason; ReidviIle, T. J.
White, Santuc, T. R. O ser: Spartan
burg, Ceutral. W. A. Masseboau:
Bethel and G'endale, D. W. Kfllei:
Duncan and Saxon, Peter Stokes: City
Missioa, to be uopiied by W. H Polk;
Union, Grace, D. M. McLeod; Green
street, W. M. O vings. Conference
secret ry of educa' i:n, J. W, K Ig-1;
inancial agent Wait ird college, R. H.
Child: Southern Christian Advocate,
S. A. Nettles and G. H. Waddell, edi
Sumter district, H. B. Browne,pre
siding elder: Behtany, W. P. Way;
Bishopville, D. Arthur Phillips; Cam
den C. C Hsrbert; Health Springs,
David Huck ; Jordan, S. D. Bailey;
K -rsbaw, 0. A. J, if .oat; Lyncbburg,
S. C. Cantey; Manning, A. N. Brun
son; New Z'on, L. L. Badenbaugh:
0;wego,, E. K Moore; P-newood, L
L. Inabinet; Providence. E F. Scog
ins: R chiand, C. S. FAde: Santee,
J. C. Yongue: St. Johns and Rembert,
S. H. Bjotb; Sumter, First church and
Magnolia street, P. F. KIlgo and J
P. Inabinet; assistant Sunday , c'iool
editer, L. F. Beaty; c~nference mis
sionary se cretary, P. F K!igo; trans
ferred to Alabama conference, J. A.
Duncan; to Tennessee corference, W.
R. R caarcs n: to N jrth Carolina
conference, P. L Kirton.
Superanuated. G. M. Byd, J. A.
Campbell, W. A. Clarke, A. M.
Chreitzberg. R. R. Dignall, D. D.
Danwzler, R. L Dutta, G. W. Catlin
A E Holler, J. W. Humbert, A. W.
Jackson, W. W. Jones, N. K. Melton,
E. M. Merrit, J. J. NevLle, I. J.
Newberry, T. P. Paillips J. A. Por
ter, W. C Power, B. H. Rawls, W. A.
Rogers, J. L. Sifly, A. J. Stokes, W.
S. Stokes, A. J. Stafford, T. E Wan
namaker, J. F. Way, G. R Whitak
er, J. A. Wood, J. J. W-rkman.
Supernumerary, M. M Ferguson,
G. T. Harman, C. D. Mann, S. A.
Constzbles Sent Back.
So constables are to be sent back to
York county, at the r(quest of co-nty
odioals and Senator Brice. We
agree with t'-e Columbia R:cord that
"this seems c'rious when we take in
consideration the allegation that is
continously made to us that where a
county votes for prohibition that fact
shows that public sentiment Is back
f it and that sentiment wo-uld see to
it that prohibition is enforced. Tflere
seems to be something wrong with
the allegation or with publhc senti
ment and we wcuid like for scomebody
to explain to us what is the trouble.
In York, for instance, did the vote In
the dispensary election represent the
sentiment of the ma'oit) ? If so why
is it necessary 'c call in outside aid to
enforce the las ? Ihe truth is tnat
the enfoic m.nt of prohibition is a
dream which cannot be real -ed and
we might as well real~za the fact
from what experier ca we have al
ready had with it and consider the
question from a practical stand point.'
Once there was a boy named John
we think his last name was Wanna
maker, or maybe it was Money- maker
anyhow, his name was John, with
sote sort of a maker attached to his
last name. He owned fifty yards of
calico, three pairs jeans, a half do~zn
pair of home made yarn socks and nve
pas of boots. He called this a dry
goods store thrcugh a Philadelphia
newspapers and c i:red to sell a pair of
socks for 39 crnts. The don't bslleve
in advertising merchants laughed!
Y oung John spent $65 with the Paila
d phia Ledger to advertise just one
i te, and had less than 8100 worth of
goAs. He was cautioned by the mer
haits who 'who knew it don't pay It
was thru sympathy that they cfreEd
im advice. But John didn't listen
to them, and went and ble w his mon
ey 'L foolishly; and today poor John
sees the results of his misdoings-he
has so many large dry goods stores
that he can hardly find time to study
his Sunday school lesson.
Breakfast Food Hambag.
With tht muliplicity of cereals and
and breakfast foods than has been in
ented and manufactured the head of
an average famdly Is up against it
when be goes down town to order his
supply of inside matter sent to bis
house. He is at a loss what kind of a
oreakfast food is bast adapted for his
nterior department. Between
'Ground Cobo," "Slivered Shingles"
and "Sawdusta Nutto" the old man
Is liable to get a trilie nutty himself.
e the good old nays cf hog and
hominy, baked beans, mush and milk
tbere was no attempt at stullibg the
'll a)f fare with salted shavings~
Sure Cure for Colds.
"Coal oil will knock any cold silly,"~
said 0. 0. Warran. "The idea of
drinking oi) may seem repugnant toi
some ethetic tastes, but one table
spoonful will fix the bnsiness for the
most subborn cold in head or body.
Turpentine is another fine thing for
general conditions. I firmly believe
Lnat If a man will take 15 to 20 drops
of turpentlne in sugar once every two
months he will never be really s'ck
It's an internal Turkish bath in ef
fect and leaves the system thorough
ly cleansed and in good shape to take
on new strength. There's no. excuse
for a cold, and it's a dangerous thing
to pass by."
Two Men Elec trocuated.
At Savannah, Ga., J. T. Vincent,
manager, and Frank H. B3auijuin,
shipping -clerk of the local plant o
the Schwarzchild & Sulzberger B hef
company, were electrocuted during
te electrical storm that prevaikd~
Wednesday evening. Manager Yin
cent picked up an ice~ndecent light.
The insulatIon was defective and he
received the current. He fell and'
Bourqin went to his assistance. As
he touched Mr. Vincent, Bourpuin,
too, fell. When assistance reached
them both were dead. Mr. Vincent
was 31 years old and leaves a widow
and two children. Mr. Bourquln was
BO0Z V SOLR
For the Year Ending on the East Iay
By the Various Dispensarlee hi the
The report of the commissioner on I
the amount of whiskey sold for the
year ending November 30th is most
interesting. The report has ju3t been I
completed, showing the amount charg
ed against each dispensary and it can
be seen that Sumter and Anderson run
a close racs for the largest sales. Tae
beer sales are also given, but the tirsi
tigures represent the whiskey sales
made by tte wholesale dispensary and
are as fol'ows:
Abbrville................$ 51,692 96
Adais Run........ .... 12,93::.84
Aiken................... 53 626 44
Anders............. 103,016 10
lIarnwell................ 30146 75
Beauort ..............24,891 26
Bishop-iIle.. ..........55 508 72
Blackville.... .........21,065 52
Bluffton................. 4 951 96
ettue.. ............12,298 82
Branchvic..............15, 337 24
Camden ................ 64 056 :34
Chap'n ................. 160 44
Cheraw.. .............54 084 13
Chester,................. 64,978 32
Charleston........ 24 798 92
Charleston ............29 355 00
Charleston ............. 20,785 28
Charleston ............26 926 60
Charleston ............... 20.657 10
(tarleston ............15 257.34
Charleston ............20,064 18
Ch'rleston ............27 860 62
Charleston . ............ 23 894 39
Charleston ...........19.146 91
Columbia .............50 810 02
Columbia ............... 53 701 20
Coumbia.. .... 50 751 28
Columbia................ 47 975.41
D.:.rlington.............. 51,283 24
Denmark .............15,052 68
Dillon.. .............41 889 63
Eigefield ......... ....29 545 98
Eiloree ...............20,208 70
Ea.iawville.............. 15,286 86
Fairfax.................. 13,015 18
Florence ..............64,760 40
Fort Motte.............. 11,210 76
,ee. vile .............44.628 68
Greenville ............. .. 27 800.12
Greenville ............... 58,200 66
Rolly Hill ............... -10,597 94
Hard enville........ ....3 783 60
Jacksonboro.. .........11 222 70
Kershaw.............. 17.841 24
Kiegstree... ..........31.685 91
Lancaster .............27 858 83
Laurens... ............. 58.226 50
Lexington............... 12052 78
Llvingston.............. 13 658 48
Luray...... ....... 8,996 36
Lodge..... .. .. ......... 4,422 09
Loris.............. ..... 5,401 76
Like City .... .... ...... 22 229 84
Manning............... 55,504 25
Marion .. ............... 32 613 16
Mayesville.............. 16 908 30
Midway ................2 2608 68
Mo: k i Corner........ .... 12,248 28
Ms. Pleasant .... .. .... .14 788 62
Newberry ........... ..25.300 54
Nichols................ 7,639 52
Olar.................. 10,157 l6
Orangeburg. ........... 63,482 08
Pendleton .... .. . ......16856.98
P~ckens...... .... ..... 10,032 48
Port Royal. ..... .. .. ... 6,624 70
Peaks................. 4 781 64
Rantowles.............. 15 703 26
Rdgeland............... 7 688 26
Ridgeway .... .... ...... 14,303 16
Ridgevilie .... ....... ... 4.453 04
Seneca................. 18 753 90
Spartanburg...... .....41,220 08
Spartanburg.. ......... 53,065.49
Spartanburg............ 24,290 98
Springfield .... .. ... ...11,416 62
St. George's.. ....... ..14 712 38
St. Matthews.... ..... .27.708.08
St. Stevens ... .... .... ..8 020.84
Salleys...... .......... 10,367.56
Summerville .. ..... ..... 32 873.75
Sycamore ..... .. . ......4,747.68
Scranton..... .......... 8 828.46
Timmonsville .... ....... 38 700.84
Todcy.lle ...........13 404.46
V rnville............... 7,004.22
Wageners. ... .........10,931.86
Williston ....... .. ...... 13 216.20
Winnsboro ......... .. ..24.027.84
John's Island.. ... .. .. ..8,769.90
Hampton Terrace.. .......673.43
Argyle Hotel......... 378
Sullivan's Island.. .. ..... 2 812.86
Pine Forest Inn.... ...... 1,027.96
Charleston Hot1.. .. ..... 2397.53
Park Inn Pines...... .. .. 233.94
Darlington Hotel........ 1,099.14
Georgetown Tourist...... 2,658.20
Wilcox Hotel..... ........188.24
Atlantic Beach.. ......... 10 20
Cash merchandise Kegs,
etc ................. 14 245 83
Total whiskey sales.. .82.840,425 64
Total beer sales.... 282,270.45
Made Love To A Dammy.
J. P. Kimbrough is a native of Ger
man town, Term., and was appointed
to the naval academy by Representa
tive M. R. Patterson of the Tenth
Tennesee district. Relatives say that
recent letters from young Kmbrough
tel of some of his experiences at An.
naolis. One letter states that a
broomstick was dressed in female ap- 1
pare], and that the young man was
f:cad to "make love" to the dummy.
Told Secret in Sleep.
Mrs. Jennie Vinson, who was prom
Iment in church work and society,
at San Francisco, California, while
tking in her sleep revealed to I
her husband William Vinson the fact
tbat she was a bigamist. He awaken.
ed her, and she confessed that she 1
bre ad another husband living. Friday
sued for divorce. They were married
ive years ago.
Who Killed Him. t
The correspondent of the Evening
Standard at Virenea wires that news 1
received from Novesta, Russia, says a
tat assassination of General Sakarog 1
we,s by a blacksmith disguised as a s
woman. He pretended to be deaf and Il
dumb in order to reach Sakaharoi|
It is said that af ter he was captured t
the assassin was freed by the revolu f
Lionists and sent across the frontier I
toward Novslla. I
T.OST IN A SNOW STORK.
I R'cb Girl in Wild Hille Thought to
A dispatch from Denver, Oi., says
qiss Vivian George, daughter of F
.eorge, a wealthy Los Angeles mer
shant, and Ralph Loughbrough, an
rtist and cartoonist, of Kalamz o,
Iis1., are believed to have perished
,n the mountains near Arapahoe
Peak, fifty miles northwest of D- nver.
They were members of a hunting par
5y, and left Down's mining camp on
Saturday morning, Dec. 16. They
iave been missing since that after
Hunting parties have been cc mring
the mountains since their disappear
ince, but the only trace found was
Nir. Loughbrough's rifle. Tne search
still continues, and the searchers are
being added to by new recru'ts. Miss
George's father has offered a large re
ward for the return of his daughter,
dead or alive.
Miss George is well known In D n
ver, where she has often been the
guest of friends. She is an heiress
and when presented at the Eoglish
court last year was declared by King
E -ward to be one cf the most beauti
ful of America's beautiful women.
She is an enthusiastic hunter, and
when a hunting party was proposed
last Saturday she entered into it with
Mr. and Miss George, ac':ompanied
by George Bellidgton, a prominent
Salt Lake City attorney, and Ralph
Loughbrough, followed a guide from
Dowc's camp to Windy Pint, near
Arapahoe Peak. There they found a
line, despite a heavy snowstorm, and
started, about fifty yards apart, to
stalk what was believed to be an elk.
When Miss George and the artist
failed to return it was thought at first
they had taken refuge in soms shel
tered spot and would return as soon
as the fury of the storm abated, out
they were not seen afterward.
JEWELS SAVED BY DREAK.
Salesman Woke Up.in Time to Frigb
ten Burglar Away.
Louis Popkin, a jewelry sales-nan
of Kansas City arrived in New York
four days ago, with $2,300, which he
carried in a belt around his waist, and
a satchel, which he says contains $11,
000 worth of samples. He hired a
room -in the boarding house
at 142 Clinton street, and made no
secret of the treasures he carried. At
night when he went to bed, he put
the belt under the pillow and the sat
chel under the bed.
Esmly T1 ursday morning, as Pop
kin described it afterward, he had a
terrible dream. He thought the
house was revolving around, while a
fierce tornado raged without. Then
suddenly the roof caved In, and he
woke up just in time to see a man
groping under the bed. The burglar
fled, and Popkin quickly placed his
bands under the pillow and found
that the blt was gone. He ran down
tue stairs in his night cloths, but the
burglar was nowhere in sight when
he reached the street.
He found a policeman at the next
corner, and when they went back to
investigate they founa mone.y strewn
in the halls and on the stairways
leac ing to Popkin's room. They
gathered up $1,300, which the burg
ar must have dropped out of the belt
as he ran. The satchel was safe.
Max Adler, of 163 Brcome street was
sutst quently arrested on suspicion of
being the thief.
A Loboy or Booditra.
It has come out in the testimony
before New York's insurance commit
tee that there is in existernce a lobby
supported by great financial Interests
provided with-a joint bocdle fund and
maintained for the purposo of fight
ing any measure that threatens to
advance the public interests or cur
tail the power of special Interests in
any particular. Referring to "the
scope of the Insurance lobby" the
Denver News says: "The letters
read in the investigation, written by
Thoma D. Jordan, foa mer controller
of the Eq-ltable, proved this fact be
yond a coubt. The New York Trib
une, in its report of the proceedings,
said that the instructions given to
lobbyists "revealed a range of legis
lation prEc',ically without limit. Here
are some extracts from these letters:
We are in favor of bill No. 99 for
he widening and improvement of
West Oae Hundred and Thirty- fifth
street. Please note we are opposed
to assembly introductory bIlls 135
and 136 amending the stock corpora
tion law in relation to books of ac
count of stockholders. Please note
that we are vigorously opposed to
senate bill 150, Malby. I want to
keep track of this measure till It is
killed. We are vigorously opposed
to introductory No. 272, Robinson,
eding to the town of Islip certain
water rights. We are interested in
Senator Moran's bill, introductory
350, reducing the rate of interest to
5 per cent. I imagine this latter
measure will have a long sleep. I de
sire to again call your attention to
Senators Malby's bIil, introductory
250. We are oppossd to this bill.
Some of these "objectionable" bills
related to the employment of women
md children, some to labor laws
protecting or aiding the workingman,
some relating to tenement houses, to
bhe security of guests in hotels, to
ihe taxation of banks and trust com
panies and the News asks: "Can
myone doubt that what is true of
:e Insurance trust and legislatton at
~lbany is also true in Washington
md in all state capitals and of many
ather financial combines? Can they
orger doubt that machine politics,
whatever the party always works
with wheels oiled by corporate funds?
Jan they not see that something fun.
lamental is rcqired to free the na
,ion from such a clutch upon Its
Did Noble Work.
A dispatch from New York says
nen forgot they were convicts and re
nembered only that they were men
n Blackwells islands when the male
,risoners, marshaled by their keepers
nto a ire fighting and life saving
orps, bore from the fisming floors of
he woman's wards 594 frantic wo
omen and from the hospital beds 50
nore. All the inmates were saved
nd the fire confined to the wvomen's
workhouse. Although only a part of
he convicts were used in rescuing the
omen, those who remained locked In
heir cells made fran ic appeals to be
,llowed to help. As the screams of
he women penetrated to their cells
ome of the convicts fell upon their
:nees, beating the bars with their
Ltt. and Imploring the guards to let
hem out to lIghts the fire. When re
used they begged the guards to go to ~
he rescue, promising they would be
hir own iallors.
Cannot Campete With the Cottvn
Grown in the South.
That the much exploited Assouan
dam across the Nile will have little
or no effect in stimulating cotton
production in Egypt as has been
claimed for it, is the assertion of a
gentleman who probably knows more
about Egypt and Fgyptian conditions
than any man In the United S'ates.
This gentleman is Cop- White.
house, who is now in Washington in
connection with what is known as
the L.ke Mooris prc ject, In which he
is interested, and which has attracted
the attention of the governments of
te United States Great B:itan, and
"In 1894,'' said Mr. Whitehouse in
discussing the matter a day or two
ago, "American cotton growers
were told that there was an immense
area if abandoned land, admirably
adapt d to cotton cultivation ling
between the cultivated se..ilon of tne
delta andtthe Mediterranen. In 1887
the late John Cardwell of Houston,
then counsel general at Cairo, made
an elaborate report on the conditions
and prospects of the country as a
whole. In treating of cotton Mr.
Cardwell said that little of that sta
ple was produc:d prior to the t!m
when the trade of ports In the cotton
growing states was cut cff by the
blockade during the civil war. Egypt
lans thEn began to bend their ener
gies to supply so far as lay in th; ir
power some of the resultant deficit.
One dollar a pound was a great Incen
tive and the cultivation of cotton in
the Nle villey tecama general.
But there was less than a million
acres planted. Under British intd 1
ence the acreage was somewhat in
creased and every means taken to
force the people int2 the cultivation
of cotton, but- with little effect.
Then came the grand plau for irriga
tion and the immense dam, whose
history is one of the most Interesting
in the engineering world, but the
Nile will never be trctable and the
American cotton grower says Mr.
*Whitehouse need not be afraid of
Egyptian competition. In the com
petition with the Sea Island cotton
Egyptian cotton not maintain itself.
The cry of gigantic swindle has been
raised and it is charged that in the
deals over the dam several British cap
ialists have quietly ar q lired over
a million acres of fine lands for
thems3lves and on the whole there
seems to be no encuraging features
for those who would put the Ameri
can cotton grower out of business.
HAD A LIVELY TIME.
The Exp3rience of a Citiz a of
B1t:cktbarg at a Fire.
Mr. Frank Deal had an exciting
experience at a Columbia fire a few
days ago. While passing up the street
be saw a house on fire, and naturally
ran to render assistance. As he
neared the door a couple of men came
out with some things and shouted as
they passed him: "Go In and save the
old lady," which he promptly prcceed
ed to do. Groping his way through
the darkness and smoak to the rear
of the house, he entered the dining
room where he found the old lady,
apparently about seventy years of age,
opening drawers and searching
diligently for her valuables, instead
of being an old rheumatic in bed, as
had been represented. He ran up and
caught her by the arm, when-she sud
denly turned, picked up the rolling pin
dealt Frank a severe blbw ac:oss the
head exclaiming: "Get out you thie "'
And before he had time to apologtze
she pushed him ont and shut the door
in his face. The fl'mes were rolling
fast and the. hall filled with smoke,
so he retreated to -the front door,
only to be met there by several stal
wart firemen, who turned him over to
a policeman, who placed him under
arrest, thinking he was a sneak thief.
After many apolagies and explana
tions our old friend Frank was turned
loose, and has made a solemn vow
never again to enter the missionary
field. We are glad to note that Mr.
Deal Is safely at home. Blacksburg
Robbery at ewansea.
The store of T. L. Martin at Swan
sea was broken Into one night recently
by some unknown parties, supposed
to have been tramps. The miscreants
broke open the back door of the store
and went out the front door, break
ing the lock and glass o'1 the same.
They broke open two money drawers,
but failed to get any money. How
ever, they secured about 845 or $50
worth of goods. The supposition is
that they went towards Savannah
and it seems as if they have made
good their escape. This makes the
second time this store has been rob
bed and a liberal reward will be paid
for the apprehension and cnvictton
of the parties. Telephone messages
were sent to different pl?.ces tcr blood
hounds, but none could be gotten.
Declines Wi~ Thanks.
W. J. Bryan has cabled to Manila
from Hongkong declining GC~v. Ide's
inviaton to b3 his gu3st during his
stay in Manila, because he comes as a
newspaper representative and not as
a pr.vate citizen, stating that by
acceptance of the acting G avernor,s
hospitality he would be under certain
obligations to the gcyarnment which
he might wish to write about In the
L->ng Prison Life.
At Trentor, N~. J., on Wednesday,
Libkie Gaarab-ant, the Paterson
murderess, was granted a parole by
the board of pardons by a vote of 5 to
3. She was convicted of murder I
the first degree when 17 years old,
but the sentence was c,.mmuted to
life imprisonment. She had been In
the'state prison thirty-four years.
A dispath 'from Rome says a boy
named Rhes, of Collepso, was stab
bed to the heart at the altar just as
e was being married. The murder
was committed by a girl whom he had
previously jilted. The girl threw down
the poiaard with which she conmitted
the deed and exclaimed: "Now you
:an arredt me." She was taken into
Loaded to the Muza!c.
The Macon Telegraph says Tillman
ertainly is loaded to the muzzle on
the high-handed transactions of the
f the Panama canal commission. Ad
be has earned his year's salary in the
evelations lhe has made ln a single
A tablespoon of vinegar added to
ooking turnips, onions or other ill
smelling vegetables, will kill the 1
mrell. Burning papers In a room, will
purify It wonderfully if coffee, cam
pho o spicesare not handy.
PLUNGED INTO ICY WATERS
And Saved Men Who Had Faced
D ath Forty Hours.
Three darirg swimmers rescued the
two Italian laborers who for more
than 40 hours had been imprisoned in
the East river tunnel of the Pennsyl
vania railroad by a cave in at the
Long Island City end of the under
water bc re. Surrounded by water
wh'ch threatened to engu'f them the
moment the compressed air should
fail to hold it in check, the entombed
had kept up constant communication
with rapping on the pipes which
brought theru air.
Tney were almost exhausted when
the three men swam up to the plat
form on which they were huddled.
It was with difficulty that the res
cuers induced the frightened men to
plunge into the water they had dread
ed so long. Finally this was accom
plished, towever, the two strong
swimmers of the three each taking a
man upon his back while the third
swam alongside to lend assistance in
io cise of need.
Ever since the cave-in which filled
the shore end of the bore where the
men were working with water more
than 100 labores had worked desper
ately to sink a shaft to the point
where the men were thought to be.
Late today they reached the concrete
top of the tunnel. Then the work
became ao tedicus and slow that it
seemed that the men could not be
reached while alive.
In the meantime powerful pumps
were working to overcome the indow
of water from the river. At Iirst they
did not seem to gain, but finally there
came a slight lowering of the level in
the choked entrance to the tunnel.
A row boat was sent for, but when it
arried it was seen that it must be
hours before the water should ne suffi
ciently reduced to permit of the en
trance of a boat.
Some one at the entrance suggusted
that the rescuers swim to the exhaust
ed mea. Volunteers were not long in
coming forward. Benjimin L awis,
himself an old tunnel worker and a
c-usin of one of the imprisoned men,
was one of them. Charles Murdorn was
another and Philip E Ilondo was the
third. Without though of their per
sonal safety these three men plunged
into the icy water at the entrance and
were soon lost to view in the darkness
of the bore. Barely two feet separat
ed the tunnel top from the surface of
the flood water.
Then followed anxious moments for
the watc'ers outside. Toe swimmers
had been gc c -emingly an age,
when at last a splashing of water
brought news to anxious ears that the
quest had ended. Lewis soon ap
peared in view with one of the en
tombed men on li's back. Taen a
mighty cheer went up. E llonda
next appeared with the second labor
ers clinging to him desperately.
Work in the rescue shaf t stopped and
all five of the men were tenderly
A SAD TRAGEDY.
Caused cy a Smanl Boy Baving -a
A dispatch from Kingstiee to The
News and Couriersays a m st distrass
ing and fatalaccident occurred at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Parnell,
about eight miles fromn Kingstree,
Thursdlay morning between 8 and 9
o'c ock. It appears that M.-. .Parnell
and wife left home about 8 o'clock to
come to Kingstree, leaving their ciil
dren at home. Shortly after their de
parture Brantford Parnell, the nine
year-old son took his gun, a single
barrel breech-loader, and startedto go
shooting. 0i his way out of the yard
he passed a large grape vine, in the
branches of which his two little sisters
were seate d playing. Boy like, he stop
ped for a minute to play with them,
and commenced poking at them with
the gun, believing It was unloaded.
Lttle Lola, 5 years old called out
in childish fun, "Shoot me, Brant
The elder brother, who witnessed it
called loudly to his brother that the
gua was leaded but Brantford thoughs
that he said the gun was unloaded,
and in this belief the little fellow
playfully pointed the gun at his sister
and Lulled the trigger. To his hor
ror and amazsment the discharge fol
lowed and his sister, Lula, received
the whole load in her stomach at close
range, from which she died In fifteen
A messenger was Immed-ately sent
of for the parents, who by this time
had reached Kingstree. They im
mediately started home, with Drs.
Scott and Gamble, but long before
they reached the scene the little
sufferer was at rest. The spmpathy
of this community is extended to the
grief-stricken parents and to- the
innocent cause of this deplorable
A Missing Steamer.
Thbe German steamer Andes is now
48 days overdue from Newport News,
Va.,for Guanta, Venezuela, and she
has been posted in L'oyd's rigister of
shipping as lost. Since the Andes
passed out of Virginia capes on the
morning of Sunday, October 22, she
has not been seen or heard of and to
day it was announced that her owner
has given her up as lost. It Is be
lievedi that the vessel encountered a
severe storm while passing through
the West Indes, and that she, with
her master, Captain Manz and the en
t~ire crew of 22, went to the bottom.
Among those on booard the Andes
when she sailed fro'u this port were:
Captain Manz and wife of Philadel
phiae;First officer Forthuber and wife
of New York; First engineer E. Tesper
of New York; Second engineer F. Bo
tel of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Steward
W. Martin of New York. The remain
der of the vessel's crew were f or
Assanited and Murdered.
Mrs. Dora Suggs was assaulted and
murdered near Miami, Forida, on
Tuesday afternoon of last week She
Liad been in Miami shopping and her
ephe w accompanied her part of the
way home. Mr. Suggs was alarmed
>y the team returning home without
as wife. A search in which the
whole neighborhood joined, resulted
n finding her mutilated body. The
tround around it showed signs of a
iever and protracted struggle. Ir
ring Potter, who lives near where the
ody was found, saw a n.an following
2er wagon as she drove by, but he
iupposed It was Mr. Suggs. Rev.
[ames Bolton also saw her as he
:hought at the time singing, but now
hinks calling for help. One hundred
Lnd fifty armed men are searching
she woods and feeling is at a fever
ieat. Mrs. Suggs was much lov'ed by
Marks a Step in Civilizing
NATIVE LABOR EMPLOYED
Required Two and a Half Years to
Build-Wages of Laborers Ranged
from 50 to 70 Cents a Day-Diffi
culty Experienced in Finding Suit
able Wood for Ties.
One of the worst enemies with which
It was -necessary to contend was the
white ant, whose ravages in the past
have been responsible for the destruc
tion of wooden structurts wtithout
number. Much difficulty was experi
enced in finding wood for ties .and
poles, and for use in building the cars,
which was sufficiently tough to with
stand the ant pest, and also to be
weather-proof, while the nature of the
soil, especially during the rain-- sea
s., necessitated painting the r: ils for
the entire distance of 45 miles .vith a
preparation made from asphait and
coal tar, and known as asphaltumn. In
many places where the ground is low
the rails are laid in concrete.
Approximately two and one-half
years haVe been required to build and
equip the road, the franchise for its
construction having been granted early
in 1902 to an American syndicate and
the work of construction begun in the
fall of that year.
A noteworthy fact in connection
with the undertaking is that it was
carried out, so far as purely manual
labor is concerned, by Filipinos. Fili
pinos, under the direction-of foremen
sent to Manila from various parts of
the United States, cleared the way, laid
and fastened the rails, set the poles
for the overhead trolley, .put the cables
and trolley in place, and are today em
ployed as motormen and conductors to
run the cars. Large numbers of Fili
pinos were also employed in erecting
the power house and car barns, aud
the men under whom they served have
nothing but praise for the ability and
sincerity shown by the natives. They
gave their bosses scarcely any trouble
after they came to know what was ex
pected of theru.
The wages of the Filipino laborers
ranged from 50 to 70 cents a day, ac
cording to age and aptitude, and with
this pay, which is about twice the
amount they receiveu under Spanish
rule, they seemed well satisfied and
were able to provide for all their or
dinary wants. Between 1,500 and 2,00C
Filipinos were employed on the work
for the greater part of the construc
tion period, a majority making their
homes in and about Manila.
For the greater part of its length
the road is single track, there being
stretches of double track here and
there, aggregating approximately ten
miles. From end to end the road is
equipped with block signals and a
modern railroad telephone service.
As regards the variety and cost of
the wood used in its construction and
rolling stock, the Manila railway has
no equal. The investigations made by
the United States Bureau of Forestry
proved of considerable service to the
builders in taeir search for durable
wood, despite the fact that native spec
imens which the bureau reported were
immune from attack by the white ant
were found to have been totally de
stroyed by the pest in certain local
ities. Some of the ties are of molave,
which grows in the islands:; others
were brought from Austraia, and sev
eral thousands are of California red
wood-it being largely a matter of con
jecture which sort would last the long
est. Further experimenting was done
along this line by treating the ties
with preservatives, such as creosote
oil, jodelite, solignum and carbolin
Suitable poles for supporting the
trolley were also hard to find. The
nearby forests containined an abun
dance of trees, but it was found that
only a small percentage of them would
answer the requirements as to height
and other dimensions, and .when
shaped for setting, they cost four or
five times as much as wooden trolley
poles used in the United States. All
of them were set in concrete and re
ceived several coats of .paint designed
to afford protection against the cli
mate and insects.
The most perplexing problem of all
was where to get suitable cars with
which to equip the line when complet
ed. It was plain that no dwelling.
house, bridge, wharf or other structure
made of sott native wood could withi
stand the assault of the ant pest. Teaks
was practically the only wood which
promised to be ant proof, and it was
decided to take no chances and to have
the cars built wholly of steel and teak.
Such cars cost-about one-quarter more
than those of similar size in the United
The estimated value of the new rail
road complete Is between $4,000,000 and
$5,00000, and it is said to be up-to-date
In every respect
Mission of Music.
Music boxes and blue light are two
of the latest things in the line of an
aesthetics. The music boxes do not
reduce pain or render the patients in
sensible, but, acording to Prof. Redard
of Geneva, they do take away certain
ill effects that often accompany the
use of anaesthetics. It is a well-known
fcct that external Impressions received
during the period of somnolence, have
great bearing on the dreams. From
this Prof. Redard conceived the idea
of utilizing music. It was found that
the music had a-tendency to take away
the disagreeable excitation previous to
the use of the chloroform or other an
aesthetic. The awakening was also
found to be free from excitement.
HE who says "I will!" over and over
to himself and tries and who keeps oni
saying and trying is bound to win,
whether he be only 18 years of age or
80. The trouble with the average<
man or woman Is to be found In the.2
oo ready disposition to give up. The
kin (the will) Is dethroned long before
0, sometimes befcre 40. The indl
vidual thinks he has lost his chance
nd the scripture says "As a man
thinketh in his heart, so is he." He
~inks he Is not good for mnch and
o thinkng he is not good for a~ucb;
e has lost his grip.
The future farmer must be educat
d. If our boys cannot attend the
ggricultural college, a systematic
ourse of agricultural reading Is pos
ble during the winter evenings andf
le time could not be bftter employ
The introduction of women into in- d
lustry, says Pres. Roosevelt in his
Lddress, Is woirking change and dls
urbance in the domest'e and social
ife of the nation. The decrease in
carriage and especially in the birth
ae ha en conident with it.
REVIVAL OF THE HORS&
For Years the Trolley a:d AutomObIlO
Lessened the Dremand.
Fifteen years ago the bottom very.
suddenly dropped out of the business.
The street car system in the ciies
changed with slight warning from
norse power to cable and electricity,
and not only threw upon the market
thousands of horses tiat had been in
use upon street car lines, but deprived
of value many thousands of other
three, four ard five-year-olds that were
upon the breeding farms in readiness
for the succeeding years' demand.
Most of these animals were sacri.
ficed. In Philadelphia, New York and
Chicago they were sold at about $10 or
$12, their actual value for rendering
purposes. Following tl':s rame the
panic, and in addition to t;..Z disappear
ance. of the market for horses for gen
eral .purposes there was no longer any
demand for carriage or saddle horses,
which axe always the first to be cut off
in the days of adversity.
Hundreds of breeders went out of
business, but the pluckier ones sent
agents to Europe to see if a market
could not be secured. They found the
European tramways still using horses,
and in a short time American animals
were supplanting the scrawny stock in
use abroad. Later many horses were
disposed of to European armies, and
when still later came a few wars the
business was again upon its feet -
T Tousandz f Pv-sent to
Cuba soon after the American occupa
tion. There is still a good demand
-there for the lighter animals, which are
used for gardening, truck raising and
small farming. The south also was in
duced by the low price of horses and
the high price of mules some years ago
to buy many of the lightweights for
use in the cotton field.
The Boar war created a demand for
nearly a hundred thousand animals.
Eighty thousazd wCre sbi-pped in one
year by the English, and the western
bronco became a familiar sight as an
English cavalry horse. -
Business men no longer buy the
streeters for their own use. A stfeeter
is a norse that once was popular for
light wagons, Cars and general use.'
-These have been supplanted in most of
the cities by the sleek, heavy draft
horses, products of the breeding of im
ported stallions and native.mares.
Not the least interesting feature o
the horse business is the annual visitof
buyers to France and Belgium, where
pure bred stallions, raised by expert.
under government supervision, are
yearly purchased by thousands. Thes -
are later resold to western farmers and
breeders, who thing nothing of paying
from $1,000 to $4,000 for a pure breed.
From seven to eight thousand coach
and draft horses are yearly imported
from Europe. These animals art
brought over in bunches of from25V:
150, and they are all being absoied by
the breeders. As many as 1,500 horse.
a day are disposed of at the large
marketing points in this country.
Dealers declare it to be a fact tha
the price of horses has increased in -the
past five years at the rate of $10
year. While the standard car hors.
price in New York, before cables ancf
trolleys came in, was from $110 to $125
horses of the same grade now sell at
from $150 to $200, and are scarce ahb
The outlaw horse, the bucking b i
co Is becoming scarcer each year.
years ago such horses were as penfl
as jack rabbias, but th)y wiIS~
the buffaloes IAre,t-- enit.
T-.t 'comes from the poores
blood on the range. He is said by cow
boys to be a horse degenerate, a crim
inal by nature, just as men go wron
who have poor blood in their vein.
His parents are in nearly every -a
mustangs, and the stock is the same t
the wild horse of early plain days.
Cowboys say that nearly every horte
will buck if turned loose in a pastu:
for several months, but he will soc.
quiet down. The outlaw will buck r i
matter how long or how often he h-.a
been successfully ridden. Famnori
buckers are rare now. The betterli.
of the blood sounded the death knell c
the outlaw.--New York Sun.
Education in China.
Education in China is free to n
males. Hundreds of thousands cot -
pete for the honor of being a mn
rin, as from that order alone the-hi-'
est civil officers are chosen, such. e;
viceroys or governors of the eighte.
These men have aimost unlimnit. -
power, but every three years they t
called upon to make an exact repct t c
all the affairs of their province, incu
ing in that report a truthful acco.:t
their own faults. If this is omiteic
committee of investigation at o ;
looks into It and the viceroy, if lou.. L
guilty of hiding anything he she:
have confessed, suffers degradation, t
sometimes death, if his offense iQ.
Censors also, at any time and alwr ,
unannounced, arrive and examine 1
affairs of each province. If, under
examination, anything is uneart~&
contrary to the approved standa~
offender is at once punished. The5
fore, as you see, a good educationsA
cording to Chinese. ideas is the c;..)
door to the highest official places iGni4
land. Nothing more is requir.-St
Bel giuln'z 190,000 Saloons.
Belgium, where public libraries
almost unknown, has 190,000 puf:4t
drinking houses. That means one ;. i
lic house for 36 inhabitants, ore
public hct'-e fcr twel've men abcve c
years of age, the publican incled a .
the last fifty years the populaticn
increased 50 per cent, the numbe;
public houses 258 per cent.
The London police have a collect~
of more than seventy thoutand se:.
fnger prints of criminals.
Don't advertise If you believe ye a
1,re wasting money. Let your co.mw.t
.or waste ltz money on ad venii1m
md prh'i.ps in this way you'll e
put him. out of business", Fr i
l ckwots for hite! Just stand 1
Lmd laugh at himn when you see
quandering his money for prlni ?
OF ALL contemptible callingf ;*
f making and selling obscena ~ -
raps and pictures If sho'
worst. The government i-a' j
aptured and jailed a man whc
een doing this on a large sca -i
Iicago. 0Over one hundred ti .
ad obscene negatIves and phoci
rraphs were found on the pren. i&
L man who is guilty of such a i
hould be forced to spend the r(
Lis days in solitary confiaemeni.
Killed Them All.
Willian. McWilliams was sen
n M1 inday to be hanged ?cerY'CM r
r of his wife and five chi'dron a
reeks ago at Independence, Iowa.
Kansas philosopher says i
rhen a. married woimina uses h3 :
nm name instead of her husband a. 0
als something is wrong. In