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Lu t A ', 1 E E Tl l
f the Sout- Carolina hBranch
of the Cotton Association.
BIfn eN WH)NESDAY.
All the Old Officers Were Reelected.
Resoimrions Concerning tte Acre
age a. d Holding Cotton Were
Accepted. To Put Ware
house Advocate in
Th COiumbia S.ze says se:L:rS
may lauzt ard j::at the great move
mnt for the elevatlon of the price of
cotton as intcnded by the Southern
Uotton association and the subdivis
ions in the vricu ; S:.ates, but if thcse
sneers could h.ave been present Wed
nesdaV at the cor vih tion of the South
Carolina men who are back of the
great - . heir ideas wcuid
have bsen altered. Tney were not
fanatics, these men, not frerzied by
poverty into 'abuieus cay creams ann
visions of untid uxoy. Tuey were
renetav. intelgent and sub
s.n , and wezking steadily and
toward a cle:ar ,olutivn of their plan.
The determin ation and vigor with
which thtsa d::le,tes approached the
- ere mrkabe. There- were
ovsr 120 present from every portion
oftne StL e and e e displayed a
liely interest in the proceedings.
Tnree sessiBns of the convention
wereheld, but the delegates rep -nde d
to.zil even Ia the fae cf the horrible
wpther, and da p*,e the fact tim so
- ~ any wished to e at their hcmns.
At t/gt the nun-ers were sligtULi
Peihaps the most important thing
done by te conventikn was the deci
sion t. appoint a warebouse prcmater.
Although it wa; at first thought a
gocd thing to bave a committee of
several ieading spirits, it. was after
waris dacided that these ccu'd not
do tth ethcient work of one enthusias
tic man. The prcmoter will go into
every county in the State and urge
farmers to er c warehouSes.
Qe cicers were unanimously
c nnection with these,
+ :president, was
"The commictee exanImed tme bou
and accounts t: the treasuIrer and
eiecced cu the ae Th t'at
this dii sion i to e aP s 3tion h
received rrCm all s urc
and1 has paid out to the nazual %S
ciation $2 :0. expenses :
ar i P $1 $4!54:skig a tutal of
-St- 527.02-3erving a blllnce (,,- Iand
to tie credit of te sciationf
R sovdTat sal3ries f the
li'ersf this associaiin be teTndred,
tiem as direct.ed by this c moittee
a its, first neetig, that is to sa--:
President, $1 00v; secretary, S600
treasurer, SOO per an.u-m.
"Tbe cocamittee des-e to e;ll the1
attention of the assciation to the
wo-k ace )opished by the cttheers of
tne a4s c ation. the presicent. the Vice
presideetr, the secretary ar.d the treas
rer, to whom is due in a great mreas
ure the success of tue movement, and
wve take pleasure in cXending them
our warmest thanks.
Al of wh ca is rCspcciful.l Sub
"R. M.Ys CLEVELAND.
"F. M. FAn1.
'WADE STAo C1IS E
Treasurer Hyatt reported collec
t'nns as follows:
Abbvile.......... . .$ 50 00
Aiken ................ . 144 2
Bambeg .. ... ... .... 115 6
Berkeiy....... .. L0
Cester.. ............ .95
Cheste:tield......... .--- 91
Clarendun ......... -.-- - 2 i
Dorlington................ .69 0
jE igetield. 15
I Fairtield.................. 95.0j
Florence........ ......... 453,0
Georgetown........... .I1 00
Gree-vile........ .... . 417 00
Greenwood............... 25 00
L.aurens.... .............. 00
; exington................. 1.75
aron.........-----.... 1 (0
Marlboro .................. 1,159 55
Newberry............... 105 92
Oconee............ ..... 14 25
Orangeburg. ...........1,318 %6
P ickens ................... - 5j -Do
Rictland. .. .. ... .. 199
Saluda .................139 91
Spartanburg .............577 43
U tion... ..............300 0
Williamsburg.. ........... 3 65
York ................ .00
From other sources.. ......067 17
Mr. F. H. Weston, the secretary of
the asscciation, announced that he
wished to contribute to the associa
tion the salary of $600, which the as
sociation had expected to pay him.
R. I. Manning made a ring!ng
which he urged that Mr.
Q worked hard and faith
.pt the money, even
NrIAN TO FLY LIM3 B~RD.
're ifrssor BAI SAys it Has Bcn
Done in Nova Scotia.
M naird is al ready on the threshold
f ai transportat on b; bcdies
esver th an the air, said Alexander
Gr liam Be11, of Washicgton.
"Itiy core n a few month or a
few -ear: :det". we are be ir?
to do it Lo , I am speakin.g nut
sim of my own di~lrts but of the
w!rk uo all investigators. 1%rsin:lly
. do not care who idies it, so tr at it i.
Nolicity has not previ ;uty been
givn t te feature of bis late re
rults, which Mr. BAl rEgards mast
sigmiIcant. This reu t is suncess in
makleg a kittl:ke mechanism, unat
tached by a rope, m;vIng alone in the
air and devdid of any engine of pro
pUlscn sail f,,rward aWainst the wind
and rise while 'so doing. The rigiJ
wiug !!llt of tie larger birds is a
performance of this very nature, and
the result led Mr. BAl to remark:
"Man will In due time be able to
soar very muca after the manner of
the eagle, which u-ilizes te energy
of the wind, against which it tlIes for
its own propuialon, without using its
muscles other than directively. I
p.e'umm that the practical Employ
rent ,f an ergine or self-propeDed
ily i g mech anism will come irst before
:m n trust thtm! lves to a scari@de
vice but in the com ing perfectirg of
a.rial transportation., both applica
io:s W:ill be m ie.
"Som iuca significarci do I attach
so the success alre dy obtained with
the free swari;g ikite that I named
it the 'I.@-_,s.' as the ancient Gre-:s
style: the 'lrds< f augur,' whose soar
ings their prepaets watched from
to wyers of o..servation. This free
m)ving kite sailed against the wind
then circied around and a second
Lime rese agar si the current. N.,
we have not }et attempted to put a
man in this machine, tuz one of the
Kites r.,ored by a rope has lifted a
man wighing 165 p.uads thirty feet
above the ground.
Mr. B. ta jast returned fromh's
station in LNva Scotia, where the
experiments were conducted, and is
now piepirirg a report to present be
f .re the Gegra puical society, or be
fore the Nj tiunal Academy cf SIen
ces, whca will meet in Washington
in April. He was asked if further
experimental work would be underta
ken during his wi- ter's stayIn the
capital and he laughir gly replef:
"Well, it is hai d for me to ker my
hardi off this work, but et-rouble is
that t e.r a-e too mgY newspaper
men around WashiD.z don. It Is not
wise to let the necessary preliminary
failurebe known :;'fore the final re
sult is obtaired, However, I have
ome plac-s for experiment in the
neighborhood zd. will, perhaps be
able to add son^ing to what is al
ready availablV f .r publication before
the April m
A carious_. ncident*in co-'nection
with tae exverimenti-in N .v4 Scotia
was a riovebyZ6me eagles to attack
one of the -which at a distance.
S -resemble a flat bird.
: l when ege enoiigh to
siz .of the' new ereat15
ter of..te e
t Sana-iUp the Work of
nal and-gaarterly rep:orts of
.Hammet, chief constabie,
1iled with the gsyarnor and
-ry interesting figures are
he quarter ending NEvember
'salary and expenses of the con
is as follo !S.
oer.............. 6 161 23
.. . .. ........ 5 849 68
... ..$18.168 11
hte.quarter are as
S 57~ 50
The next business in order was the
election of twa national committee
men. Messrs E. D. Smr:th and Mc
Iver Willams were elected.
The first business at the night 9s
sion was the election of delegates at
lar-e to th& Nv 0:1eans convention
ilext week. Eght were nominated
inszead of seven as Intended but the
convention suspended the rules and
sent them Ell, in aiitirn pa- iz g their
raiirOad fare. Threse who will go are:
J. E Wannamaker of Orangeburg, J.
P. Rutledge of Clarerdon, F. H.
Hyatt cf Richiand. E. L Arc'ir of
Spartanburg, G. M Kinard of New
berry, R. M. Pegues of Marlboro. Le
-)y Spring.s of Chester and H. B
TindAl of Greenvilie. Tnes3 are in ad
dition to the delcgates from each
Tnte foilowing executive committee
was appointed for the year: R. M.
Cleveland. Richard Singleton, F. MR.
Farr. R. M. Pegsee, Wade Stackhouse,
and J. E. Wancamaker.
The regular business of the con
vention was about conclud..d by 9
o'clock and several talks were made.
B:NA Z MINER A EUICIDZ.
Millionairo Cuts iis Throat After a
At 'tau Francisco, Cal., Frank
Paisaator, a KiondSke millionaire,
wh. jained the original guld stam
pede from Fle City to the mines
and who nuiitthe first house In Daw
son, is dead fzom wounds in the
throat, which he ionflicted while de
pressed after a debauch.
Phiscator was like "Swift Water
Bill." He had made several fortunes
out failed to keehis money. He
was welcome in the Tenderloin,
where he spent money with a free
hand. He had been host of two wom
en in the rear room of a saloon. Oa
drinkshe spent $100, and then he
gave $100 to each of his companions.
Wnen he came out he had not a cent.
A poor opium fiend begged for a
q iarter' P.iscator went. back and
asked the barkeeper to loan him 85.
Tae man paised out $20, but Pnisca
tor took only 85. This be gave to t e
opium fiend, who wept at Lis gener
osity. The Klondykar then went to
his hotel and slashed his throat with
Poiscator was married twice, but
divorced. H:. last wife was a waiter
girl at St. Joseph, Mo., who he wed
did two hours after he first saw her.
H 3 stilLowne d two claims on Bonanza
Uizeek; frcm ilni he _drew i,-larga
revenue. Oaone of his' claims he
picked up a famous. nugget, which
sold for $10,944.
Grand RIpids, Mich., Jan.. 2.
Frank Paiscator, the. millionaire
AIaska miner who commilittee suicide
Wednesday in San Francisco, was
very well known in BetrLenL countf
Mi.chigan. He-mXe a .' . "
6aroda ,wherejie ad . e is
parents:Witra-fmedi oie theluxurfes
of life .i: birolhberi ae sistfts alsd
profiteinAgefttIxcugh'his rood for
W anual home ecmings were the
cli sIcn for. . prolonged. festivities
6umong hi's friends. Fur ...years ago
he4ell in love at first. -sight a
wities at the Hotel Waitcmb, St.
3666h and married her the -ssmae
dayf His bride went .back to Aiaska
Wilie spaininbefore -more than
tree thoonia2 gze inMacon, Ga;
emancipation dayohn W. Gilbert,
of Paine colhge, Augusta, urged
the leaders of his race to tight for a
jury trial In cases before' the
courts, where twelve of their peers,
that is twelve men..bers of the colored
rce, soali decide tae matte at issue.
In a very lo:. address, he urged this
change and as received with greaten-,
thuism.. Hie said the negroes had
the same right as tue w bite race to
the ancient trial oefore a jury of their
peers, and protested that t welve wnite
men could in no instance tie tcrmed
ne peer of the negro. Tne sugges
tion was an entirely new one, and fell
upon the ears of his hearers with a
profoundness that was astounding.
Te matter stirred the negroes as no
other similar usterance ;rom a pegro
spaker before~a gatnering of Macon
negroes in many .sears. He said if
he race was to judge romn the prog
ress which had been made during e
~thirty years, the passage of an
~lm ar period will witness a
. that will put the race on
~a tnat occupied by1
in v wIll be on top"
Predict d by "Sp~rmgler, the List of
For several years the avaual pronh
sies of Lee Spangier, of York, Pa.,
nDve attracted considerable notice.
Fo.ierly a merebart of that city, he
gave up a lucrati-e business in order
to devote himself to evanmielistic work.
At frst he traveled amor g tbe coun
try folk of southern P&nnsylvanla.
He claimed to have the prophecy,
and declared that bis prophecies were
messages to tLe pcople which he re
ceived in coaversations with the
spirit of the Almighty. He gave'
himself the title of "Spangler the
last of the p-ophets.
"Knowledge of events that-SrV/ to
cecur," he declares are tinfoldEdit me
at times %hen I am alone iW thi
woody, on the street, or in 'my -hbie
with no companion but Gods'spirit.
Spangler says the year will: brIng
both blessings and calamities.
Woe uato Rassia. She is fas. ap
proac ing her doom. The people
will ovhrthrow the Enpre. The
royal family and the leading members
of the nubility will be murdered- and
subjected to worse cruelties than they
have inflieted upon the Ruisian peo
ple. The country will be.' divided up
into smr4ll republics and eleclive
monarchies, and Lbcse w1l be con
stantly quarreling at d i of
war untlN the end of theb
Be warned o':
The 4ssassination of the Czar cf
The violent'death of the Sultan of
There will be a general uprising or
the peo: l cf Spain and general dis
turbances all over Europe.
Boston will suffr from two great
A hot and sultry Summer Is or
dained for the temperate zine.
A great Increae In the death rate
f:om diseas,. acold mt., murd-r, sui
cide. disaster and work tf the elements
The spread of a great religous move
ment throughout Eagland at d the
United States will show that the
people are awakening.
The dissolution cf Russia and
Turkey is clearly indicated.
The TLjt d States will continue to
be a great world power.
A bloody race war in the Sjuhern
States cf the Union.
Aiticipate the avsrting of
three wars by the intervenbian c.
B ssured of a cntinuation of
prosperity in -the Unitid State.
.Be prepAred foridestnitivSpring
the wcrid, numercus 'ocane *0y
tiont-he eruptions, e l Caw
no-w aufpposed:tcia~stt e
There wil e'h- especlallf:. des
at ttjo'i-otfMt Vesivius, of
S01eaurder AnO .her Ki;d much
- nbreased LASt Year.
Unef icial statistics of the year show
that the number of murders rsad aul
c!des in this country has greatly- in-j
cressed, and .that there has been a d*.
orease in the number (f legel execu
tionsj comhpared with the nusmber o:
homicides uTae homi::idas anddatis
by violence total 9.212, as c>:npared
with -8,482 for the year 19^4
The -,artling feature cf the record
is the'increase in the number of mur
ders committed by highwzymen. be
ing582, against 464 during 1904. Farr
years ago the number was only 103.
Jealousy provoked 579 murders and
liquor 642. Homicides growing out
of quarrels number 5.311. The record
of self de truc iion is one of the -nost
deplorable of the year, the number of
prominent men being Iruch larger
than hitherto. ' The total is 9,982, an
increase of 542 over the list of the
preceeding year. The steadiness of
be inc:-ease is indiested in the fol
In 1899,. 5 340; 1900, 6 775; 1901,
7 245; 190 2, & 597; 1904.9,420; 1905,
The proportion of snicides between [
men and women temains shout th'ej
same, nearly twice as ma~ny men as.
women taking their own lives. Pay-~I
sicians head the list of professional
men, the number being 340
The caeuses were despondency, d
mestic infelcity, dissapointmen
lore, Ill health, liquor an~
LOOFING FOR BAD OXAN.
Postoffice Iaspectors and Detectivel
Postoffics inspectora and secret ser
rice men are quietly wcriin around
[n the P edmont siction again lookirg
'or Gus Deford, the noted Seggman
who escaped fro-4 three United States
deputy marsh4as while on his way .to
Doarlestop- for trial, by jumping
throug'the window of a flying passen
ger.train near Cades.
tHe is one of the most notorious safe
6lawers in the cuntry, and bears the
traces of frequent narro y broa.hes with
federal cff.aers, who have a most hear
ty 'respect for his nerve and intelli
gerce. There are three large scars
from burns on 4is lef a fore-arm. ugly
slashes on the forehead and left j.w
and a long cut on the top of ;.h head,
extending down across the forehead.
This was mads by the f-ur inch blade
of a pole axe.
-With all his scars, however, D, For?
who Is tenty-three years old but
looks twenty eight, is a dapper, well
dressed fellow who has the ear of be
Ing "stuck on bimse.f" and loitors
ab ut bowhn alleys and pool rooms.
He is an expert pool player, well
known in Ricbmmnd, N;rok, Bilti
more and New Y rk, under one or the
other of his numerous aliss9s. Some
of these are Auguitus DzFord, Wm.
R. Smith, Gus B. Fore, G. M. D.
Ford, W. W. P. Taorton, . C. C-rcer
Lswrence Bailey, LawrercB Cockre!l.
Gus Walter. Among his yegg niCk
names are 'Gus," "Walt," "D:ckl.
1eford was wanted by the postc mee
ms~ictors for the tu-glary of safes in
the postoffics at Cameron, Rowesville,
Montmorenc!, Batesburg and Eaoree,
and was indicted with several other
yeggman for these burglaries in the
United States district crurt at Ciar
leston on April, 8. 1903 He was found
at Chuxc2ville, N. Y., where local au
thorities were holding him on charge
of bank burglar9 ud started south'in
charge of three Uaited Stated deputy
marshals, but escaped by leaping bead
long from the train at Oyfee. He
has not been seen since, although the
inspectors have several tmes}een hot
on his trail, and hava& tip-now that
he's lonkinggabout for likely spots f 'r
his .operations inthe Piedmont of
South Carlina-,< .
The chief jostofflce inspector has
cffared.a regrd of $250 for his appre
hensinfg'i fugative from justice,
and . tor Gregory of North Caro.
lime - ulsifer of South Carolina
w'Yld grva years of their lives just to
se him once more.
.TO TAMF ACTION.
rhe Pollcybo!ders of t;-.: Insurance
Cornpanies to aeer.
"In view of the widespread interest
In life insurance and the eiaorts that
may be made at the approa;ching an
Dual-meetings to'obtain contrel of the
,on inies, it has been deemed ..;ise
by some of the-Sou-h Carolina rol!cy.
olders in the New York-Life and the
Hutial Life to told a meetin cf the
policyholders in S. uth Carolina for the
purpose of organizing an association
and to secure proper representation. of
Khe policyhslders at the annual melet
lng-of these companies, Mich wilr-be
held'in the siring. The object.Qf.
this .meeting il1) be to seue -the
policyholders in ther r'ghts and it is
aot the purpose to -invvisfb-cam
panies in litigafion Or take any othe~r
,ction which mig-ht tend to impauir
ribrvalue of the polices. Tu-ere wi:- of'
:in cost upon any policyholder who os.
rcpates in this meeting.
'All policyholders who are in s7
pathy with these purpcses as ou4
bove are rcquested to notify
nittee named below, or any
ihem, whetner It will be agre,
ttend either in person or b
ihe meeting to be held in thei
Columbia on the 18th day of
t noon lu the city council.
"(Signed) W. M. Ham -
W. Parker,. Greenvillt;
Jnion; P. A. Wilcox, Fi
Kauldin, Anders')D; 3.
Edgefield; S. T. McC
>urg:; T. H. Ketchjr
C. R. Ko's
TWO MEN SHOT
By a Doctor Who Had Two Pis
tots on his Person.
UCiJAs I N k1HMmL
The Citizens ,f Lancaster, Wnere Shoot
ing Occurrzd. Are very Much Stir
rcd Up Ovr the Tragedy. The
Two Young Men Shot Are
Wry P puhr.
A serious sho.:,tzAg afa!r took plaoe
in L %.ncaster on Rlst Sat.uday morning
a half-past el- v:n o'onk. Dr. E 3gar
McDo-v shot, a: d it is th ught fatal-y
wounded, Mr. Haz -1 Witherspoon, and
i e.1lcted two serio: wuals o. a Mr.
Brown, w'1o isaa asnciate of Mr.
Witherspoon in the stoS ai ,i
SpriDgs C impany. T:ae shooti:g is
iaid To have or!ginated through a
misunderstanding cver a b.tiby car
riage, which D. McDow purchased
several days ago ram.NMr. Wither
spoon. Tne carriage was uas Stifa
tory and was returred b; M-. MCD.w,
bat tirough some ove signi on the
part of eitel Mr. Witaerspoon or Mr
Brown, the purcha er was never given
crelit for it.
No ialformation 's given as to what
word.i passrd betw :en the gentlemiD,
but it is stated Lhst after an ati.emp!
had been made t exp111n why Df
-c Dow had ao; r ceived proper cnd
it -r the carri-i, he drew a pisZos
and--Zhot Mr. Witterspon through
the l'mng and when Mr. E mwn inter
.rerre6 the pi.tol was turned on him
and twoshot ticd, 020 takin4 effeact
in the I and and the other intl.cting a
serious.ound in his j .w. At this
j mcul.a Mr. George H. ath a son of
Mr. O.T. Heant came-on te scene
just iptime toirevenl Dr. M-D )w
,tiooting Mr. Witherspion a second
Mr. Witherspoon was imm-:diately
put in +,be hands of.physician., k u, V
is thou t thzt no amount'of attaia
tion wili Save his life. He was st If 'C
ing very duoh when the p'1ysicians
arived, aid It looked for a time that
he wonid d1fg withi - a few minutes
51r. Wltherspn is abct 30 years-of
age and is saidto be an eic sednrgly
popular.:yemng m~kn in L incitr and
with his employer4.
Mr. Brosa's :kcondltion is not
tbougbt to. be i -ica', thougn he
was p. !nfally w6undt. It Is not- de
finit~1y known w'-eth r he mg shot
twice, or wh th r i , tempt .t
shi-ld r is 'ae, juat on 'binlet pcne
trated his hanciid j iw.,
Dr. McDi &was placed ih. the co
ty jail'thtin a few mimuteS ~,
ing oceurred. Up un
cl'~ock S.ttardiy afteruce
made no statement regar
n arm , *
K!L 211N FLORIDA.
Av Oang burg Negro Mce:s With
a Tragic Death.
Some time last summer a negro
man by the name of J->hn Thomas
while on Z train on the Southein
Railway ccmirg from St. Matthews
to O.argeburg pulled tut a pistol and
trid to shoot some one on tne train.
Whtn the train slowed up jutt before
cnterjng Orangeburg Thomas j-ampcd
d axd left for iarts u:known. It
-eems that he made his way to Flori
da, where he got in troutle and was
itot to death by a mob or a police of- -
Per, whr m he had cut %itV a knife.
Tae following letter, which was re
ct ivec by Sheriff Dukea recently, aYks;
a. mob shot Thomas, wlile the artic'
we publish balow says a police c M aer
shot him. At all events he was-kiiled
by sometn'ee for his lawbssnesi Here
:s the letter that was sent to Sheriff
St. Peters'urgYEa., Dec. 28.
'o the Sheriff of O aigebdirgCounty:
Was,there a negro1 tko:wtan
tbat you wanted by thelame'oIaAw
-ence Thomas. He m eed apiice
man hero on Decembir2 n ' e I
ca-ugbt him and put hinidV
Smcb tok-A2adsbt t
- wanted in your at.
there wrs a reward dffzd foiiim
He has a,ife in -Orangebg.bythe
name of mma -Thomas% f- esomes
t!mes went* b Zhe 'name'of tChel
but his name wasThonas. :
W. J. vIrnAkr,
D puty She
A sp-rcial dispatch Irm S.
urg, Florida, says the corofie
ivestigatirg the ki Ilng ofC%. t1.6
aitchell, ar d of Jthn Thomas,-&&6d,
nas rendered a verdict thafd.G Pt
2iitc'ell came to his death at! hehi
. tme negro while in the disgeo
his rutv, and that the negro inet-i
eatt from a pist o: sho- fired by Ca
Mitchell. The latter fiature of 0
verdict caused surprise, as it wasge
erally belk v d that the negro had
been slain by.a mob Tae jafy, bowv
ever, claims to have had proof tht
Usapt. Mitchell shot the negro fata1w
after he had received g mortal kifish
wcu'd from h.m, and tbt the negro
was in dying concition when taken
jail and actually dead before the mob
got possesrion of him. Excitemetran
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