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A GALA TIME
lafileShip Sb- Carolina Presented Wih
AND PALMETTO FLAG
Brilliant Presentation Ceremony at
- Charleston on Tuesday.-Captain
Fechteler Accepts Silver Service
from Gov. AnseL-Palmetto Flag
Given by D. A. R. State Chapter.
Crowning a period of gayeties and
pleasure almost unexampled in the
history of Charleston. the most im
portant event of *battleship week"
took place at noon Tuesday at the
academy of music when Governor
O. F. Ansel presented to Captain A.
F. Fechteler. of the battleship South
Carolina. a magnificent silver ser
vice as the gift of the State. The
presentation was made in the pres
ence of an audience which complete
ly Siled the large building. and
which throughout the exercises dis
played the utmost enthusiasm.
Governor Ansel delivered the pre
sentation address. and the response
was made by Captain Fechteler of
the battleship. An interesting fea
ture of the exercises was the pre
sentation by Mrs. R. Moultrie Brat
ton., state regent of the Daughters
of the American Revolution. of a
Palmetto flag. Commander J C.
Leonard, in accepting the fag de
clared that no foe should ever take
it away from the South Carolina.
Since the arrival of the South Car
olina in this port early Sunday morn
ing Charleston has given itself over
to a series of elaborate entertain
ments in honor of the ship, which is
the largest -vessel of war that has
ever entered the harbor. These cal
minated Tuesday afternoon with a
reception aboard the vessel, and on
Tuesday night with another recep
- tion teuered by the governor at the
This hotel was the scene of one of
the most notable banquets ever giv
en in Charleston. all the city's dis
tinguished guests being present.
Among the speakers were Captain
Fechteler. who said that the Charles
ton Navy Yard has the best plant In
the aountry: (pngressman George
. Fm, chairman of the House com
mittee on Naval affairs, who stated
that the dry dock and buildings were
not surpassed anywhere and Assist
ant Secretary of the Navy Winthrop.
- The battleship will remain in the
harbor until Friday. and until hei
departure, the round of entertain
ments will not cease. Wednesday
night the Carolina Yacht club wai
the host at a grand ball at the Nan'
Yard, while Wednesd'.7 morning and
today was devoted to the entertain
ment of the crew of the battleship
The Mascot, a game cock of thi
famous South Carolina strain. whc
distinguished himself by killini
another cock which accidentally en
tared his enclosure, was presented
by the Mayor to the crew of thi
ECHOES FROM THE DEAD.
Interesting Things Found in the St
Paal Coal Milne.
"All alive 2 p. in., Novemebr 14.'
This the latest message from the fa.
tal St, Paul coal mine fire was
brought to light Monday at Cherra
[L. with the recovery of 31 miners
.bodies which had been entombe<
'since the disaster of last November
The bodies were taken from the low
est level, 500 feet below ground
The men had retreated to a spac<
20 feet square and had constructed
a rude fan of board to keep the all
circulang. On the fan in big let
ters were chalked the words quoted
above, indicating that the men had
lived at least until the day after tht
fire started. Evidently the men had
taken turns at the crank of the fan
for one of the bodies had fallen ove
the handles as though he had died
while struggling to maintain the al:
That the miners were in the habil
of keeping their savings on their per
sons were shown by the large sums
of money found on the bodies. One
miner had in his belt $1.400. Irt
the belt of another was found $190,
and another ha4 $172.
It was declared by the mine com
panys officers that all the nearly
300 miners killed by the disaster
had been accounted for. A few bod
es are still in the mine, but with
In a few days. the mine will be
cleared and ready for work.
DEATH OF JUDGE HASKELL
A Gallant Soldier and Good Citizen
Judge A. C. Haskell. for mnany
years one of the leading men of the
state, both in public life and In bus
iness affairs died. Tuesday morning
at -Columbia. Monday night Judge
Haskell w'as operated on for an ob
struction of the Intestines. He stood
the operation well and his condition
was such as greatly to encourage his
physicianiand friends. Later in the
night, however, be grew rapidly
worse and early Tuesday morning
the end came. He was 71 years old.
Judge Haskell served with distinc
tion In the Confederate army during
the civil war.
Killed Her Husband.
A quarrel at Pittsburg. Kan.. on
Monday. said to have been started
over a woman terminated in Mrs
Walter Caldwell killing her husband.
According to Mrs. Caldwell. seh saw
her husband on a street with another
woman. When he came home she
upbraided him. Mrs. Caldwell sur
rendered. She will plead self-do
. How to See the Comet.
If you will get up just b.efore sun
rise or thereabouts, you will get a
glimpse of Halley's Comet in the eas
tern sky. It will rise earlier each
morning until April 18. when it will
be visible for two hours and a hl
before sunrise. After May 18. we
won't have to loose any more beauty
sleep to see It. as it will be visible1
in te western sky after sunset.
BURIED BY LANDSIDE
RAILWAY CONSTRUCT'ION CAMI
Not a Workmen in the Camp Escap
ed and Practically Every One in
in Working Gang Injured.
An immense landslide, started by
a blast of dynamite early Friday.
carried a score of men down the
side of the steep hill and buried the
construction camp of the Ha Ha Bay
Railway at St. Alfonse. Que.. under
tons of earth and rock. Not a work
:uan in the camp esc-ped and prac
tically every one in the working gang
on the hill was more or l-ss serious
Up to a late hour Friday afternoon
a rescue party had taken out eight
.lead. including Ladislas Gagne of St.
Joseph. Que.. chief engineer in
charge of the work: his assistants
William O'Brien and Joseph Jennings
of Toronto. Ont.. and five laborers.
Seven are missing.
The men killed were asleep in the
camp at the foot oi the hill when
the blast was set off. All the men
in the working gang who escaped
serious injury were at once ordered
into a rescue party and word was
sent to St. Alfonse for aid. It will
take several days to reach all parts
of the buried camp.
TALK OF CAROLINA LEAGUE
Efforts Being Made to Revive the
A letter from Sumter to the Co
lumbia Record says information has
leaked out there that efforts are be
Ing made to revive the South Caro
lina league. with Charleston. George
town. Orangeburg. Sumter. Camden.
I and Florence in a six-cornered ag
gregation of "dope" furnishers.
Nothing definite corid be ascer
tained except that efforts are being
put forth to stimulate isterest in
such a league. Baseball is greatly
missed in Eastern Carolina and the
fans are getting the diamond fever
rigbt along. A great many people
think that baseball advert'ses a town
or city and does a town god.
It is pointed out that the above
towns are close together and that
such a formation of teams would
save a lot of money in railroad fares.
It is also said that if the South Car
olina league is formed the salary
limit and other expenses will be held
down to such a point that expenses
will be met and no loss of money en
tailed on the backers pf such a
There has been a little base ball
talk in Orangeburg. We would all
like to see the old circuit revived il
it could be made to pay expenses,
but that is the rub. With Charles
ton in the circuit the league might b
made to pay expenses, but the ques
tion is would Charleston care to as
sociate herself with her little coun
try cousins on such terms as would
make it mutually beneficial.
BEAUFORT MAY WOUNDED
Shot in the Back While in His Stori
By Unknown Assailant.
Mr. Paul Rauch was shot in hli
back by an unknown party shortly
after six o'clock Friday sight, as he
was standing In his stoire on the
Port Royal Ferry road, near Gray't
Hil11, eight miles out of Beoufort. I1
is not now thought that the wond
will be fatal. Thirty small shot were
extracted from his right side and
arm. No arrest has yet been made
though the victim has strong suspi
-cln against a negro, whom the sher
1ff expects to get.
-Act Followed Report of Inspector at
IDavid B. Htargraves, assistant post
master at Deland. Fla.. suicided Fri
Iday afternoon by shooting himsell
through the head, dying almost in
stantly. Hargraves' act followed the
Iinvestigation of the office by a post
offie inspector, who reported that
he was short in his accounts. At the
time of the investigation Postmaster
-Allen was In attendance upon the
postma-ters' Convention at Ocala.
The dead man leaves a wife and foul
BFN ALLEY FOUND.
A Boarder Arrested is Charged with
Killing the Man.
Ben Allen. a white man. residing
at No. 204 Hammett street. Green
iile was found in his bed Thursday
morning at 2 -o'clock. with a bullet
in his head. The coroner's jury re
turned a verdict that he came to his
death from a wound unknown to the
jury. Rumors of suicide and mur
der were afloat, and late Thursday
afternoon a man named Lindley.
Iwho boarded at Allen's hous~e, was
arrested charged with killing Allen
Lindey denies his guilt.
Come to Grief.
A dispatch from Columbia says
a party of six automobile joy riders
in a machine on the Barhamville
road Thurst~ay night came to grief
as the machine struck a sandbank
and immediatelyafterward tried to
climb a tree. Charlie Stone Is in a
hospital with broken leg asd five
others are painfully bruised. Leon
Shull. C. N. Nagle. R. E. Wheeler.
Walter Green and 3. B. Crews.*
The Chief of Police of Augusta.
Ga.. has, as the result of his inves
gation of Dr. C. W. Hickman mur
der case, turned over to the solicitor
general evidence, which he says.
warratns the indictment and enn
-iction of John Henry Mlathis. This
egro. three weeks ago, was caught
in the act of trying to pawn the
watch torn from the vest of Dr.
Hickman the night of the murder.*
Will see Comet Twice.
Nine inmates of two institutions
fr the care of the aged and Iirm
in Savannah. Ga..- have lived to an
ge when within the next few weeks
tey will have twice witnessed the
appearance of the same comet in
this planetary system after an inter
.. al of t.-qu.TS. o a cenlt~u.
NOTED TRIAL ENDED
DR. 3DLLER AND MRS. SAYLER
Murdering Mrs. Sayler's Husband,
and Given Twelve and Three Years
Respectively in Prisou.
At Wats-ka. Ill.. Dr. W. R. M'I
ler and Mrs. J. B. Saylor whose
names have been coupled in the Say
ler murder trial. Monday were found
cuity of manslauzhter for the slay
ing of J. B. Sayler of Cresent City.
husband of the woman. last July.
John Grunden. medicine vender from
Oklahoma. Mrs. Sayler's father was
Punishment was fixed by the lury
in Dr. Miller's case at twelve years
imprisonment In the penitentian
while imprisonment for three years
was allotted to Mrs. Sayler.
When the verdict finding Mrs. Say
ler guilty was read. she threw her
self into the arms of her daughter.
who sat beside her and sobbed
conclusively. Mrs. Miller clung weep
ingly to her husband and he clasp
ed her to him.
Attorney F. P. MorrIs made the
formal motion for a new trial for
the prisoners. State's Attorney Jno.
P. Pallissard agreed to the setting
of the motion for argument April
For the first time since he was
arrested. Dr. Miller felt the grip of
handcuffs as he was taken from the
court room to the county jail after
.in affectionate farewell to his wife.
Mrs. Sayler. somewhat reccovered
from her emotion, walked unshack
led to the cell which has been her
home for many months. John Grun
den. with squared shoulders. went
from the court house a free man.
The crime for which the defend
ants. Dr. Miller and Mrs. Sayler. were
found guilty was the slaying of J.
B. Sayler in the parlor of his home.
The State In the trial brought out
much evidence concerning alleged in
timacy of Mrs. Sayler and Dr. Miller
mnd seoffled at the plea of self-de
fense advanced together with the
story of the defendants that Mr.
Sayler precipitated his death by at
tacking Dr. Miller with a hatchet
RIDDLED WITH BULLETS.
Negro Who Loaned Another a Pisto
to Murder a Man.
The body of Stuart Holland, broth
er-in-law of John Seay. a negro, whe
is in the county jail for the shoot
ing of James Armstrong. the timt
keeper of the Tennessee Company
at Ishkooda. Ala.. Saturday after
noon. was found in the woods nea:
that place riddled with bullets. Hol
land advised Seay to shoot Arm
strong. it Is said, and loaned hin
the revolver with which the crimN
was committed. Another negro whi
did considerable talking after th<
shooting of Armstrong. was takei
into the woods of the night of Hol
land's death, stripped of his cloth
ing, buckled over a log, and whipped
HID MONEY IN HER RAT.
Woman Conceals Sum Which Hius
band Had Lifted.
At Greenville Bob Duncan. Ralpl
McCall and C. Williams. three whit'
men are under ar. -st charged wit]
ruging and robbing James Aikcel
of $350 at a house In the surburbs
Aien had just gotten the money i1
pa ment of insurance for a hous,
lost by fire several weeks ago. Ofri
cers had a hard time in fastenini
the robbery on the men under ar
rest. Finally, however. In search
lg Dacan's home and the member
of his family they found $50 in mon
ey wound up and hid in tne ".a"
a Mrs. Dru ran's head. Anoth'er s'.n
was found ZI aled dow.n In tnle t.:I
torn of the well bucket.
A YOUNG MOTHER.
A Chicago Girl Ten Years Old Give:
Birth to a Child.
'J'The officials of the Chicago Jur
enle Court began on Tuesday oi
inestgation of the case of Anni4
Epps. 10 years old, who gave birtl
to a girl baby at the county hospi
tal several days ago. It was report
ed that the young mother and chilc
were doing well. The young motheri~
age was Investigated and It has beer
found absolutely true that she is jus1
10 years old." a physicians at the
hospital said. "She is one of the
youngest mothers known In this parn
of the world."
A YOU7NG MURDERER.
Killed a Young Girl and Will Hans
for His Crime.
At DeLand. Fla.. the jury Tues'
day brought In a verdict of murder
in the first degree against Irving
Hatcett, a young white man, who.
on February 12. stabbed to death
Clevie Tedder, a 14-year-old girl.
Judge Minor Jones pronounced the
dath sentence. Hanchett met the
Igirl in the road. and when she re
pulsed his improper advances and
threatened to expose him, he stabb
ed her 63 times. Tbe murderer had
been imprisoned in Vermont for
crime before he went to Florida.
Found in a Trunk.
The nody of Mrs. Gertrude 'Max
well, a wealthy widow, who lived
alone on a farm near Palmyra. Me..
was found Tuesday in a trunk at
her home by the sheriff. A club was
found in the room but the body bore
no marks of violence.
The rioting of natives at Chang
ha. China. oontinues. Already three
missions, all situated on the main
treet. near the rice shops have been
destroyed. and fears for the safety
of the other missions were entertain
Many Goats Lost.
A dispatch from San Antonio.
Texas. says eighty thousand goats
perished In Frie Nusces valley as
. he....,1t f te recnt heavy rins.
CALL ON TAFT
South Carolia Bleached Republicanism
THEY HAVE A GOOD TIME
Palmetto State Adherents to the
Lilly White Republican Party, to
the Number of Fourteen, Make a
Most Favorable Impression on tte
Man of Dough in the White House.
The white Republican pa ty of
South Carolina. fourteen strong- call
ed on President Taft Monday a-d ri
ceived the congratulations of the ad
ministration on the general pul
chritude of its personel.
Zack McGhee in his Washington
letter to The State says at a furmal
meeting of the party Monday night,
there was a spirited race for the
most pulchritudinous gentleman. In
which Col. Purcell. postmaster o.
Newberry. dominated the situati.ti.
With a stron.g tendency to in
surgency on the part of Col. Tcomas
Hester of Gaffney, and J. P. Little
of Clinton, Col. Geo. H. Hugrtt-s,
postmaster of Columbia. is a near
insurgent. but will vote with th- ;
ganization if only they will work
for a new postoffice building in C->1
umbia. Mart Floyd takes his defeat
with becoming grace, knowing tha:
as he has the goods he is noc wor
ried over the poor- Judgment tf, his
The party, which is under the
leadership of Capt. John G. Capers.
is in Washington to make a forma'
demonstration of the respectability.
of the Republican party in South
Carolina. After a brief "audience"
with the President, they were given
a luncheon at the Metropolitan club,
the most fashionable of such ins.'
tutions in Washington. by John Hays
Hammond. chairman of the League
of Republican Clubs of the United
In the afternoon they visited, en
masse Postmaster General Hitchcock.
the political manager of the ad
ministration, who received them
with great cordiality and evidences
of increased respect for the new
Republicanism of South Carolina.
President Taft was apparently
well pleased at the looks of the par
ty and w.-s intensely interested in
their representations of the pros
.pects of increasing their numbers in
South Carolina. And the chairman
of the League of Republican Clubs,
John Hays Hammond. in lunching
them at "so smart" a club as the
Metropolitan. showed that he was nol
indifferent to the charms of real
SNow there is another bunch o1
Sfellows, which, at times. represen1
|themselves as being the true ex
lponents of Republicanism in Soutb
Carolina. the same being this Char
- ileston bunch, com-posed of the Hon.
-| Harris. postmaster. and the Hon.
.IDurant, collector. strongly Indorced
and sponsored by such personal
friends of President Taft as the Hon
H'emphill, formerly of Charleston,
now of Richmond, and sometimei
' known as the deacon, and the Hon.
Rhett, mayor Charleston. but these
are simply buttinsters. Maj. Ham'
I phill is a Democrat; Rhett is a Dem
ocrat, and Harris and Durand are
carpet baggers. The sure enougl
friends of the administration, thE
ones who are going to carry Soutl
Carolina for the Republican tickel
.next time, are the ones who called
-on the President.
, he fourteen are: John G. Caperi
.of Greenville and Washington: C. J.
. Purcell of Newberry, W. M. Floyd
that's "Mart" you know-of Spartan'
.burg, Jas. E. Hunter of Union, Chasa
-|Dudley. J. F'. Jenkins and Thomas
|Hester of Gaffney, Geo. H. Huggins.
Lawson D. Melton and W. Boyd
Evans of Columbia, Leomas Blalocki
of Goldville. Allen D. Webster o1
Orangeburg, J. P. Little of Clinton
and Charles Burns of Westminlster.
After the formal reception by
|Postmaster General Hitchcock. Cap'
ers and Blalock remained to talk ov
er the situation. What was said is
not known, but it is supposed that
they talked over federal patronage
and the general good of the Repub'
lican party in South Carolina.
There are several postmasters in
South Carolina still unsettled, and
something Is to be done about them.
Notable among these are those at
Laurens and Union. James E. Hun
ter is the son of Postmaster J. C
Hunter. Geo. McCravey of Laurer.
whose appointment is also held up.
was not present. But those who
were are his friends. The others are
not seeking anything for themselves.
They are in Washington solely in
the Interests of the party and the
country. Yet, of course, the post
masters are taking this opportunity
to put in a few licks for the im
provement of their offices.
'Mr. Huggins is working in the in
terests of the new building at Col
umbia and other Improvements. Be
fore he leaves he will confer with a
num'ber of congressmen whom he
hopes to interest in the building ap
propriation. Mr. Floyd is working
to get some needed improvements
and exetnslons in the service at
Spartanburg. and Mr. W'abster has
been putting in a few licks in favor
of an increase for the new building
Death of a Miser.
With a bank account of $250.l00
and ownine several blue grass farms
in Kentucky. William M. Gold. who
worked for several years on a farm
for his board, is dead at Amarillo.
Texas. Gold up to the time of his
death was believed to be poor.
Killed by Slate.
Charlie Eaves. Jerry Watkins and
a man whose name is not known
were killed, and a negro was badly
hurt by a fall of slate in a coal
mine operated by the Shawnte Coal
Company at Eckman, W. Va., Mon
Killed by Pitched Ball.
Baseball claimed its first Ne.w
York victim of the 1910 seaso'n in
the death of 15-year-old Rudolph
Ruhling, who was struck on the head
with a pitched ball MOnday in that
WELL DIGGER FELL
TO HIS DEATH AT THE BOTTOM
OF DEEP WELL.
Heroic Efforts Were Made to Save
the Unfortunate Man, But They
Were All in Vain.
Leon Jackson, a colored well dig
ger. met with a horrible death on
Mr. Green Avery's place six miles
from Fort Valley. Ga.. on Monday
morning. after being partly buried
in a well that was over one hun
dred feet deep. Every effort was
made to save the unfortunate man
from his horrible fate, but they all
failed, and on Monday morning af
ter being Jn the well one week.
when succor was nearly at hand, he
fell to his death.
Jackson went in the well on Tues
day morning. 5th instant. to fix an
old curbing. when a cave in occurr
ed. and his legs were jammed in the
curbing. which was about half way
down the well. some sixty feet from
the t'op. He was closely bound from
the waist down with parts of an old
curbing and dirt. Every now and
then a little more dirt would fall.
covering him deeper.
Help was summoned and upon In
restigation it was ascertained that
the curbing in the well just above
him had bulged to such an extent
that it was impossible to pr3tect
him with a new curbi'n, so planks
were lowered and a colored specta
tor volunteered to go down and
place them as near around .he un
fortunate man as possible. to protect
him from any further cave in.
Jackson was rammed in the ex
*treme corner of the well by the
force of the bulging dirt and curb.
ing and owing to the plank that have
been placed just above to protect
him, there is less than two feet
square to work in.
Two men successfully. by means
of being let down head foremost.
one relieving the other. in remov
ing the dirt.
Helpers began drawing up the
unfortunate man, who being very
sore from his long cramped posi
tion 'begged them to wait awhile.
Comjn-g in contact with the curb
when about fifteen feet from his first
position another cave in occurred.
which completely entombed him. A
man hurriedly descended and re
moved the dirt before he was moth
His lower limbs only were buried
in the dirt, but the aperture was too
small to work in and a new well
was dug right alongside the old one.
After digging the required depth a
tunnel was run from the new to the
old well. and by this means it was
hoped to rescue the unfortunate
Large sums of money had been
raised for the rescue of Jackson. and
the work was pushed will all haste.
It reached the depth of Jackson In
the old well and the tunnel was be
ing dug, but at four o'cleok on Mon
day morning the old curbing which
fastened Jackson. together with the
sand that had caved in, fell the rest
of the way to the bottom of the old
well, and Jackson was drowned, af
ter being fastened in the well one
week. Heroic efforts were made to
save him, but they availed nothing.
OIL OF JOY AS CO)AL OIL.
Barrel of Booze Seized Bearing that
Whiskey. Is sometimes called the
"oil of joy", but it is selodm that
It figures as coal oil. A case of this
sort has just arisen, however, at the
little town of Hamlet. N. C., where
the United States revenue officers
have just laid bare an ingenuous
A barrel which came to Hamlet
marked "coal oil"~ was found to con
tain a smaller barrel of whiskey.
The larger receptacle of the two
had a 50 gollon capacity and that
containing the ardent spirits a 20
fve gallon capacity. Of course, the
scheme was designed primarily to
evade the prohibition laws of North
Carolina. but it is also violates one
of the United States statutes as to
the shipment of whiskey.
REMOVE TABLE KNIE.
From Stomach of an Insane Woman
Seventeen physicians of Los An
geles. Cal.. assisted at an operation
recently for the removal of a table
knife. nine inches long, from the
stomach of Mrs. Sarah Carlson, an
insane woman. The operation was
successful and Mrs. Carlson is re
covering. The knife had been in the
stomach of the woman for several
hours before the physicians could be
i~duced to believe that the woman,
who told of having swallowed it. was
not joking about the matter.
Deserted 'Wife and Children.
Branchville. April 1l-Special:
Considerable interest was taken in
the arrest of Felix Brunson. colored.
who was arrested yesterd'y in Den
mark, and brought by this place en
route to Orangeburg. where he has
been carried by the officers of the
law to answer to the crime of de
serting his wife and children. It
Is reported that Felix has a wife and
eight children all of which are strong
and healthy, and that the oldest one
is eighteen years old, and that Felix
has refused to stay at home and
work for them and for that reason a
warrant was sworn out for him and
he was taken back home to answer to
the charge. Felix looked as if be
was able to work for 1 6 children.
but anyone could not tell by looking
at him whether he was willing to do
It or not.
Inquiring About Roa-.~"
Circulars were sent out &>'nday
y the department of agriculture call
ig for information from the county
spervisors of the State as to the
g~ood roads. The edpartment will in
the near future. issue a good roads
map of the State and to this end
as subsftates for Royal.
- None of them Is the same In comostun .
or effectiveness, so wholesome and eco
emical, nor will make such lne food.
RoyJ Is te only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape CreaM o Tartar
RUl FOR GOElMG Seetayoft'te*.FE AD SEED
THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE DEM- Adjutant and Inspector General. IXSPE W O T
State Superintendent of Education.
OCRATIC CLUBS. Attorney General. j FEC' 31AY FIST.
Rail Road Coommissioner.
The other with spaces to suit the I
The Qualifications of Voters, and the different counties. Os That Day Impor- -at measures
For Congress - District.
Conduct of Primary Elections of For Solicitor - Judicial Cir- Passed at Last Session of Legisa
the emorati Paty.cult.
the Democratic Party. State Senator. ture Will Become Effective.
The following are the rules adopt. -House of Representatives. A special dispatch from Columbia
ed for the government of the mem- Sheriff. C to The News and Courier says one
bership of the Democratic Clubs In Clerk of Court. million eight hundred thousand
this and all other counties in the Coroner. stamps have been ordered by the de
State. the qualifications of voters at County Superintendent of Educa- partment of agriculture, commerce
the primary elections held by the tion. and industries for the enforcement
party, the conduct of the primary Treasurer. of the Feed Inspection Act, which
election to be held on the last Tues- tAnditor. goes into effect, on May 1.
day of August and the second prim- Magistrate. The stamps will show the number
ary to be held two weeks later, if N1aster. of pounds and the amount of monly
another be necessary: County Comnssioners. represented by them. For the var
Rule 1. The qualineations for No vote for House of Representa- Ious weights of feed stuffs the stamp
membership in any subordinate Club tives shall be counted unless it con- will rus as follows:
of the Democratic Party of thia State. tains as many names as the county 100 pounds. 1 1-4 cents: 75 pounds
or for voting at a Democratic Prim- is entitled to representation. 9 3-8 mills; 50 pounds. 6 1-4 mills;
ary. shall be as follows: The appli- Rule 5. The managers of election 25 pounds. 3 1-8 mills; 10 pounds,
cant for membership, or voter, shall shall open the polls at 8 o'clock a. 1 1-4 mills: 5 pounds. 5-8 mill. The
be twenty-one years of age, or shall =., and shall close them at 4 o'clock stamp will bear the fac simile sig
become so before the succeeding gen- p. m.: Provided, That In the city nature o' the commissioners.
eral election. and be a white Dem- of Charleston the polls shall open at The feed inspection blanks will
ocrat. or a negro w.ho voted for Gen- g o'clock a. m., and close at 6 o'clock soon be ready to be sent out to con
eral Hampton in 1876. and has vot- p. m. After tabulating the result, cerns interested. The rules and reg
ed the Democratic ticket continuou& the managers shall certify the same ulations and standards as required
ly since. Provided. That no white and forwurd the ballot-box. poll list by the act will be arrained by Com
man shall be excluded from partici- and all other papers relating to such missioner Watson.
pation in the Democratic primary election and send by one of their John F. Courcier. of Toledo. Ohio.
who shall take the pledge requir- number to the Chairman of the re- secretary of the National Grain Deal
ed by the rules of the Democratic spective Democratic County Execu- ers' Association, was In Columbia in
Party, and whose name has been tive Committees within forty-eigb conference with Commissioner Wate
enrolled on the Democratic club list hours after the close of the polls. sos. Mr. Courcier will also visit the
five days before the said primary Rule 6. The County Executive grain dealers In Charleston. Colum
election, and who is otherwise qual- Committees shall assemble at their bia and other parts of the State. ask
ified under the Constitution and respective Court Houses on the morn- Ing them to become niembers of the
Rules of the Democratic Party to Ing of the second day after the elec- Association. The object of the Asso
vote in the primary elections: Pro- tion, on or before 12 o'clock M.. te -dation is to aid in the honest en
7ided further, That in the' County tabulate the returns and declare the forcement of the laws for honest
of Charleston no person shall be results of the primary. so far as th' houses.
registered upon a Club list or Club same relates to members of the Gen- Mr. Courcier was discussing with
roll, except upon his written appli- eral Assembly and County offices. an- Col. Watson the matter of making
ation signed by himself and wit- shall forward immiediately to tht the standards In this State uniform,
nessed by at least one witness who Chairman of the State Executive is fixed by the National Grain Deal
shall subscribe his name as such and Committee at Columbia. S. C., the ers' Association. This standard has
residence, the said applicant setting result of the election in their re- been accepted by the United States
out his residence by street. number spective Counties, for U. S. Senator. and by the several States now having
and ward (where these destinations State Offeers. Congressmen and Sc- feed inspection laws.
exst). licitors. In Georgia. Tennessee and other
The managers at each box at the Rule 7. The protests and contests States the standards fixed a year ago
primary election shall require every for County offloes shall be filed with- are In force now, but there have
voter in a Democratic primary elec- In two days after the election with been some amendments since that
tion to pledge himself to abide the1 the Chairman of the County Execn- time. The new regulations will be
results of the primary, and to sup- jtive Committee, and said Executive idopted by the State of South 'Caro
port the nominees of the party, and Committee shall hear and decide 'Ina, as these new standards have
to take the following oath and protests and contests as to United been adopted by the United States
ledge. viz. "I do solemnly siwear States Senators, State officers. Con- Government.
that I am duly qualified to vote i.t gressmnen and Solicitors, and three All the forms, blanks. etc.. for the
this election according to the rules days shall he allowed for filing th( Seed Inspection Act are now In the
of the Democratic Party, -.-.4 that I same after the decision of the Con- iands of the publishers. and will
have not voted before at this elec- ty Executive Committee: Provided, soon be issued. The charge for analy
tion, and pledge myself to support That no member of the County Ex- sis of samples under this Act is 25
the nominees of this primary." ecutive Comf~ittee shall act in any cents. Prof. Bailr, of Clemson, is
Rule 2. Every negro applying for contests wherein his candidacy Is .ilready arranging at the experiment
membership In a Democratic Club acted on. and provided further tha: station to prepare for the eana-'
or offering to vote in a Democratic no member of the State Executivr tion of samples of seeds.
primary election, must produce writ- Committee shall act in any contest By special request some enina
ten statement of ten reputable white wherein his candidacy is acted on. tios have already been made. This
men, who shall swear that they know 'Rule 8. CandIdates for the Gener. ret will to into effect May 1. Viola
of their own knowledge that the al Assembly and for County offcers tions will be punished and inspeo
applicant or voter voted for General shall file with the Chairman of th< tions will be made In the open mar
Hampton In 1876. and has voted the County Executive Committee a pledge ket.
Democratic ticket continuously since. In writing to abide the results In conection with the pure food
The said statement shall be placed in of the primary and support the nom- -md drug law the state health de
the ballot box by the managers, and inees thereof. Candidates for othe' 'nartmnent Is to cooperate In giving
returned with the poll lists to the offices shall file such pledg~ with the iirections to inspect(ors of seeds.
County Chairman. The managers of Chairman of tiae State xecutiv. These instructions will be carried out
election shall keep a seperate list Committee: Provided. That the by the agents.
of the names of all negro voters, and pledge of such candidate shall be This is a good law, and will save
return It with poll lists to the Coun- filed on or before 12 -o'clock. 0' farmers from being imposed on by
ty Chairman, the day preceeding the day fixed by ilshonest dealers In seed, who are
No person ehall be permitted to the County Executive Committee o, willing to palm off faulty seeds.*
vote unless he has been enrolled on ath SaeEecieComtefo
club list at least five days beforeth fiscapinmeig fth Te vemntsmkngwro
the said primary election and has Cut rSae epciey r~'egm f'ed oe al o
been a rec.ident of the Staite onevie.frhrThtiChreorwn"aplydbtebcktsp.
ear and of the county in whichConytecniaefoCoges oiiofhs'cnershnkhy
he seeks enrollment sIxty days pre- oiio an Conyofcrshl av asced igtoserth
ceeding the next general election:fieterpdgsad ayhirs-'ms
Provided, That in Charleston Coun- ssmnswti h iefxdb
ty the voter must have his name on teCut xctv omte.N ~arnn fi sfrU .Sntr
the club list at least sixty days be- oefraycniaewohsnt tt fies ogeseo o
tore the said primary elec Ion: Pro- pi i sesetnrcmle iios hl re h hr rm
vided further that in the Countywihtiruesalbcone. 7'Teqsinofamjiy
of Charleston the Club Rolls shall Thfolwnistefmofte oe salb dtried yte
be fled with the County Auditor at ot:"sacniaefrteofc ubro oe atfraypria
least sixty days before the primaryof ithDeortcpiayaroiendotbtewolnu
The lublissshlleispe ted ta te Excust10ivereomm ledee f R leI.EcCotyixutv
by ndcerifed y hePreidn ndmyel rto cabi theeults of suh Cmitesalfuns heas
Secrtar an tured verto te opimay and supote thset ie Pro a ec rc~c woblo
manaersto e ued a th eisty ieeo. andrth.at Imno Charlestoxr: oefrSae fies n h
lisL I b~~~~Comet the candidateo n ac te for Conressie.Slctr
Rule . Eah Conty xecuive ic itrprvtlorubiysg and County offcersehal
Commtt of he emorati Paty et other thdgsandhe ayethir asxi- Rl l addts ms
in hisStte hal met nrbfo essmnts noitin. the tme cadi bscet h oloigpega
thefist onayin ugstof ac dte isounny Execute ComitSte. reurdb hActo h eea
eierir v~a nd hal apontthrevente, or for candidated hothas ot hyad iet"saewt h
preinc i thir esectve oute.withhis ulede shall e reouited.1frteCut nwihh sacn
whoshal hd te pimay eecton Thel suportowing poltica forinofe the e uls e hudbe
provdedundethDemcraic on-ath: polcis of cadthe DeortcPf aei ore than nocfutye
Acs f heGeerl ssmby f hi ofma be ethedan weorkIn iacry eSceayofSae eoeh
Saergrigpiuyelectionscrihm eortcascae hl ne pnhscmagt
the Consitutionof the DmocratigineConfesshondll partye, taiols' wit
Pary f tisStae.an th rles"Tis he- ay f 1.- in." ase puayersigntebce hp
herin et ort. Te nme ofsuc Rue 9 Inth prmar elctin Somte Cotee oncern ahnd they
Charmn o ech outy xeutie he ots cstshal e nc-ssay tr hae ofsaced righ t sherethy
papes a lest wo eek befre rimrywhe neessay, hal he Conyirn use ItxictinU liqunaor,
the eectin. hld to tw wees afe te fi sttte poe. Cograimn. or in
Rule4. achvotr i sad pim-as povied or nde th Costlu- lueciors shals orde thate thall, art
aryshal otetwobalot, o wichtio o th paty an shllbe aub- y. coTheio qusiof t aman rity
shal e pinedt~b nmeor ams ecttoth ruesgoernngth fistbeoe the priar edetinendte
of te cndiate voed or y hm pimay. t te scon th ighst ontemer of ocat for (anyraryu
foreac ofth ofice t befiledcadidtesalne hal ru fr ay 0 aoce and hntbyfore whoied)m
togthe wih te ameof he f eloeco tofe bt ihere anrte atwoo Tues-er oates as itein ttermenty.
The Cesuobe viste shall be fuspected d ay ncigs 19o0 anhry par dgculaate mone sEac nty Exeuiveb
yandified by the esnidnt and mysielf teobe the reuts o suc domminte thaelcamrnishtheman
scter Comitee trespectvely and candpidatry all unpor the vn-e peatg proes uprecnct twoe bando
alntain th e naes the allgistryie tohereflld. htIaFo o ilbxs n or Statee nfa eers.er andg thaIwIme
iatst rte erse tv ofI raeformSer the twondighshadateloa y facftter r eConiressme.lcinor
esnmindenof othe ticeot c shaberty lcin ht macniaei
n sd Ths Sticktshl mto be voe shallR ule0 nteeeto e edra tmzdsaeet
ieior thear olwng fshal aponto threentocddaeInteecddrothsowgalfrhr o
nite. cstafor ea r.mar e pec imon h onyCarmn fi y pn rvddb ns
wovhll od th rmr lcion Cut fie ndteSa.eet