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THAT BIG FEE
Thit the Dispensary Commission
Was To Pay
HAS SWUNK AWFULLY
Like the Darkle*' Catfish?Col.
Stevenson Sets Forth the Facts
Concerning the Shore Going to
Gen. Anderson. Col. Felder. Motor
Rountree and Capt. Wilson.
The following letter explains
j'lHThe Atlanta Constitution:
1 notice JLhat in an article in your
paper of Thursday last you state
the following: "From reliable
sources it has been learned that the
Atlanta law firm of Anderson, Felder,
Rountree & Wilson will receive
between $160,000 and $200,000 as
their fee for their services in winning
the famous South CaroUna dispensary
case recently decided In favor
of their clients, and involving
about a million dollars in cash on
hand, and between two millions ami
** three millions in claims. This will
no doubt be the record fee in tho
"When this firm was employed in
the case, it is understood they wore
given a cash retainer fee of $100,000
and made a contract for a commission
of so much on the sums
This statement is entirely misleading
and puts the commission in
Bouth Carolina iq an improper attitude.
If it merely concerned myself
I should pass it by, but it misleads
the public, many of whom take
your paper in South Carolina, and
is largely untrue notwithstanding
the source of your information may
In the first place; the fund involed
was only $600,000, tho entire
claims being asserted in that
migauon against tne runcl Delng
only $250,000 instead of $3,000,000.
In the next place, no retainer fee
was paid the Atlanta firm at all,
but they simply were given the contract
at their own solicitation, to be
paid 10 per cent of the amount
which they might reduce the claims
by evidence which they would famish
at their own expense. The total
amount of claims originally being
$6CO.OOO and the possibility of reduction,
therefore, not being over
$600,000 and if the claims had been
entirely eliminated, their fee for
that branch of service could only h
$60 ,000. As a matter of fact, claims
have been reduced thus far something
like $100,000, which, on thai
branch of the case, would entitle the
Atlanta firm to a fee of $20,000.
In addition to that they were to have
50 per cent of what they received
back of money that had been paid
away illegally and lost, they to bear
all of the expense and the conuuis-i
sion to have absolutely no expense
with regard to this.
Up to this time nothing has been
recovered back, but 1 - will suy thai
these gentlemen have been very active
and spent a lot of money and
I am very much pleased with their
work In that line and believe that
they will receive a very considerable
amount of money in the long run,
but you will see from this statement
that the commission was done
a great injustice in stating that they
had been nnM tinn nne i ?
T4V?,VVV 1 C_ HI U CI Iff
and that the fees would probably
run up another $100,000 to these
gentlemen, but I am sure f^om my
very pleasant association and connection
with them, that they could
not have been consulted before you
made the statement. In addition to
that my private affairH and those of
Col. Abney seem to have been invaded
in that you state that I, as
general counsel for the commission,
receive a stated sum for my servicg",
That.is only partially true, fc*?
litigation I receivo the usual fee,
for advising the commission 1 receive
a contract price.
You say further of these gentlemen
"by winning this case the Atlanta
Arm has won one of the most
sweeping victories ever announced
from the supreme court of the United
When you reAect that the Atlanta
Arm were not employed by the
comjmisslon even to assist in the
proceeding in the United States supreme
court but appeared for the
reason that they had a personal interest
In the matter because if the
courts retained jurisdiction they
would be unable to carry out their
contract so as to earn any consid- 1
erable commission, you will see that <
you have donfe the other attornavn ?n
injustice in the matter. The (act
Is. that the firm of Stevenson & Mat- *
thewson, and the firm cf Abney & f
Muller were the representatives of 1
thp commissions and (the Atlanta (
Aim represented their own interests 1
which waft entirely contingent in the *
matter and the litigation was so far 1
controlled by the attorney general t
and the two Arms named, that, al- ?
though Mr. Rountree of the Atlanta t
firm insisted strenuously in prepar- 2
lng the petition for certiorari that
the very question upon which the I
State ba3 won should pot be set r
forth 1> the assignments of erorr, P
and came to Columbia for the pur- 1
pose of taking up the matter with o
us. be was there overruled by us, d
so you will see that the Atlanta Arm o
is not entitled to the sole credit of o
the victory as it was one In the a
face of the pos'tion taken by the 3
Arm that the very question on which
it was won should not be raised in a
the certiorari proceedings. The At- ?
lanta Arm filed a brief, and we were a
glad to have them do so. They
bad a personal Interest to be conBat
MUST SERVE TIME
IN THE PENITENTIARY FOR
The State Supreme Court Has so
Decided in the Case of 8. W.
Among the cases recently decided
by the supreme court was that of
S. W. Stockman, who was convicted
of tho killing of his son-in-law,
Hampton J. Hartley, during Christmas,
1905, in Lexington county, says
the Columbia Record.
Stockman will now have to Berve
his sentence of seven years in the
State penitentiary, the supreme court
on Friday having affirmed the de
cision or tne lower court. This
case has attracted more attention
possibly In Lexington county than
any case in recent years.
Hamp Hartley was one ?f the
largest dealers in turpentine in the
county, and by hard work and close
economy had secured a goodly portion
of this world's goods. He married
the oldest daughter of Stockman.
who is a well-to-do farmer and
prominent in the community. He
is a member of tho wealthy Stockman
family of Newberry county.
On the night of the tragedy. Hartley
went to the home of Stockman.
He was under the influence of whiskey.
it was alleged, and a general
row arose. At the trial tho defense
tried to make it appear that Hartley
had attempted to insul his sister-inlaw,
Miss Stockman, and that the
killing was the direct result of this.
Rut from the testimony of the
State's witnesses, it was shown that
Stockman was himself under the influence
of whiskey, as was a man by
the name of Taylor, who was a guest
at the Stockman home.
Taylor has since been killed by his
own son at his home in Saluda county.
The first time the case was called.
the Jury failed to agree. At the
second trial Stockman was convicted
of manslaughter and sentenced by
Judge Dantzler to serve seven years
in the penitentiary.
Stockman is n^aring the 60 mile
post and is said to be in failing
health. It is net known wheh he
will begin his . sentence, but it Is
supposed that he will make preparations
to leave home within the next
THE WAGES OF SIN.
A Game of Cards Caused Murder j
At Chicago Joseph Mock, a roomer
for twenty years nt the homo of II.
Hesterman, was shot, to death early
this morning hy llesterman, who a
moment later committed suicide.
The men were the best of friends,
had been playing cards and the quarrel
arose, it is supposed, over the
game. Hesterman, who was 61
years old, secured a revolver and
^flred a shot which penetrated his own
head, causing instant death.
Peter Hesterman, son of the suicide,
was awakenod by the shooting
and running to the room, found
both men dead. The cards were
scattered around the table. The
young man declared he heard no
BLACK HAND SOCIETY
Charged With Assussinatiou of
The assassination of Giuseppe Ficurrota,
a wholesale grocery merchant,
nnd one of the most prominent
and wealthy members of the lo
cal Italian colony of Tampa, Fla., I
has added the third to a series of
murders here which have been cfiarged
to the black hand during the
present year. Flcarotta was gohig
to his home from his place of business
at a late hour Monday night
and was shot by two men from ainbush
with , shotguns loaded with
heavy slugs. He was instantly killed
weapons and fled,
MdtDElt OF MOTH Hit
Is Charged Against a Young Man
at Erie, Pa.
At Erie, Pa., Delmar J. Young
was arrested Monday on a warrant
sworn out by County Detective
Frank H: Watson, charging him
with the murder of his mother, Mrs.
Vinnle Young, whose dead body was
found In her cellar last Wednesday,
horribly mutilated and hidden beneath
a pile of old carppt. He enter- ed
a plea of not guilty and was com- i
mltted to jail without bail for a
hearing next Thursday.
suited in the matter, but the case
i* 0e n eernA'l V??? * *
...... aicsiiru uy air. y\r>ney, w no opened,
and by myself, who closed. Mr.
Rountree was not even to appear <
n the argument, but the court hav- i
ng granted thirty minutes additional
ime, he was given that time to make I
in oral argument, which came in >
he midst of the arguments for the t
ittorneys for the other side. <
It is disagreeable to go Into the i
>apers about these matters, but the I
ank misstatements which have been I
Mven wide currency in South Caro- t
ina and which is causing criticism *
d the commission, necessitates ou. *
loing so, and I am sending a copv
f this to the Columbia Daily Hecrd.
wlr.ch published your editorial
nd commented on it in two column a
rtif'.e. ; t
Please Insert this as conspicuously t
s you did the article referred to t
nd send me a copy of the paper, f
nd greatly oblige, i
EYours most truly, a
W. F. STEVENSON. fc
TARIF FIGHT i
Njw On In Real Dead Earnest In ,
HOUSG VOTE MERELY
Voiced the Sentiments of the Different
Gives His Views on the Meaning
of the Democratic, Platform on
the Tariff Question.
The Washington correspondent of
the Columbia Record says all interest
in the tariff bill has now shifted
to the senate, where it was known all
along the "Payne act" would In
reality be drafted. The votes In
the house on the various schedules
have merely given voice to the sentiments
of the sections represented,
but in the senate each vote will leave
Its mark in the final reading of the
hill whnn 14 ~ -?
.. UV.U iv e,uc-B IU IUO |I1 t'iilUl'Ill
for his signature. The significance
of those senate votes is underscored
by tho fact that the president has
made it clear that he has no Idea
of vetoing the Payno bill., whether
its real author be Mr. Payne or Senator
Aside from the general iuterest
the ultimate consumer has In the
prices of all articles he consumes,
the only paragraphs that are of any
immediate interest to South Carolina,
now that the duty on fertilizing
salts has been dropped out, are those
relating to sea island, or long staple
cotton and to lumber. The Payne
bill, as it passed the house, fixes
a duty of half a cent a cubic foot
on hewn sided or squared timber, of
50 cents a thousand on sawed boards
and $1 a thousand on sawed lumber
not specifically mentioned. Cotton
and cotton waste are left on the free
Democratic senators are planning
a fight to put a duty on both these
articles, though Senator E. D. Smith
is emphatic in his statement that he
will not lend his support to any
measure that means protection even
for local industries. He will vote for
duties on lumber and sea island
cotton, but only a duty fixed at a
revenue basis. Both these articles,
he Raid, ought to pay their share toward
the support of the government,
but there is no reason, in his opinion,
for taxing the whole mass of consumers
to benefit the comparatively
small number of people owning the
timber supply or raising sea island
cotton. It is a question of the greatest
good to the greatest number, he
said, and that, translated into practice,
means a government supported
economically with taxes equaly and
equitably levied upon all classes and
As to the exact rate of duty this
equal distribution of the burden of
taxation would imply for lumber or
sea island cotton. Senator Smith Is
not yet quite ready to say, though
hp Is cnlnc thrrtiiffb a
0 .u.uusu nit; imports, exports
and statistics of production of
both products to ascertain a rate
satisfying his mind as fair. The $1
a thousand on lumber carried in the
Payne bill, he said, might prove fair
on investigation the figures might
show that the industry could carry
protection of $2 a thousand, and the
same thing is trile of his attitude
on cotton. :
The Democratic platform does not j
in Senator Smith's opinion, forbid
a Democrat's imposing a revenue
tariff upon lumber. His interpretation
of the Denver document is that
the present duties on lumber and
its'products must be reduced to a
fair basis of taxation. "I haven't
any idea the Democratic convention
meant to say that him her should be
absolutely free of duty," he said,
"but simply that It should come down
Crom its present exorbitant taxation.
The paragraph in the' Democratic
platform to which the senator referred
"We demand the immediate rsp?n
of the tarilf on wood pulp, p;--.r
paper, lumber, 'timber and iors, and
that these articles bo placed upon
the free list."
The nlan of Um ~ ??- - -
? v.iv A/CUUiLI rtlll*
tors In general is one desigmM to
harmonize the conflicting elements
of the party with a view to presenting
a solid front in the coming flght.
They Intend to bring in senators
from those States interested in a
duty on lumber and those interested
in a duty on hides by imposing revenue
duty on both of these articles,
and in this way they hope to avoid
the desertions from the party that
made the Democratic flght against
the Payne bill so pitiable in the
house. Prohibitory duties wil be
brought down .to a revenue basis.
If the Democratic plan carries
through and free list will be moved
up bodily to a revenue basis.
The central idea in this plan is
o give to individual senators their
ndividual demands and yet preserve
he seeming of a broad principle?a
arlff for revenue onl^. And In
noting this revenue duty, senators
rom lumber' States will be voting a
irotection to lumber and senators
rom cattle States will be voting pro- i
ectlon to hides. The same thing <
vill be true of sea Island cotton.
Km il worth Inn Burned. 1
Fire of unknown origin broke out 1
it half-past two o'clock Tuesday
nornlng at Kenilworth Inn. one of
he best known hotels In the South,
hree miles from Aahevllle. The t
ire Is alleged to have started In the <
;ltcheh. The guests were roused,
nd as far as is known all succeeded <
a making their escape. 1
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DEATH OF MR. CAUSEY
IN AN AUGUSTA HOSPITAL FROM
He Was Clerk of Court of Hampton
County and Was Shot by a
Tho Augusta Chronicle says Mr.
W. B. Causey. Clerk of Court of
Hampton County, died on Monday
afternoon a little before six o'clock
at the Margaret Wright hospital,
having been carried to Augusta the
day after he was shot.
Mr. Causey was talking on Saturday
last with a negro known as
"Peg Leg" Hughes, on the streets
of Hampton, when, without any
warning, the negro fired upon him
with a revolver. The bullet entered
the right side, passed through the
lower part of the right lung and
left the body in the back.
He was carried to Augusta by Dr.
J. L. Folk and Dr. J. B. Harvey,
both of Hampton. At. 3:30 o'clock
Sunday afternoon an operation w*as
performed and Mr. Causey lay between
life and death until Monday
afternoon. The case seemed pra?tically
hopeless from the first.
Mr. Causey's wife and his sister,
Mrs. Harvey, accompanied the party
to the city and remained at the hospital
with him until his death.
In order to prevent a lynching the
negro was taken to Columbia from
Hampton, county last Sunday night,
and lodged in the penitentiary.
Hughes is accused of attempting
to assassinate Clerk of Court W
B. Causey, and he also shot Jobs*
Sheppard, who was with Mr. Cause>
at the time Hii?ho? VioH Moonii,
completed a sentence in the penlten
tlnry for killing a negro.
The negro secreted himself In ?
ditch near where the shoting tool
place. Hughes would have beer
lynched had he not been hustled ofl
CHARGED WITH LUNACY.
Bride of a Few Months Locked l'|
A dispatch from Savannah to th?
Augusta Herald says Mrs. Johr
Artley, a pretty bride of thre<
months aid a sister of Pregiden
Harmes of Newberry college. Soutl
Carolina, is Ihcked up in the count]
jail on a lunacy charge. Her hus
band Is John Artley, well known a!
a member of the Savannah footbal
team, and >of a well-to-do Savannal
The young woman Is residing a
a local hotel and is very positlvi
she is not insane and has no inten
tlon of suicide as alleged. She wa
given the benefit of an investigatioi
by Judge McAlpln and was released
but was again locked up. She wa
told at the hotel that she shouh
walk out and take some exercise
She complied and was led to th<
county jail, where she was place*
behind the bars.
Mrs. Artley's marriage occurred ii
January. Previously she was Mis
BURNED TO DEATH.
Six Men Lose 1^ Lives in *
The Captain, which has just ar
rived at New Orleans, reports th<
loss of six lives as a result of ai
explosion on the Hamburg-Amerlcai
saetmer Carnia, at Port Limon
The Sarnia, which plies bgtweer
New York and Central Amerlct
ports, was tied to a pier at Port L.I
mon when the explosion occurred
Several hundred cans of kerosene oi
were stored In the forward hold, anr
It Is believed that a ieak from onf
of the cans caused the explosion.
Five negro laborers and a sailoi
on the Sarnia were burned to death
in the hold. The flames were subdued
before a great deal of damage
had been dono to the steamer, bul
a large portion of the cargo, principally
cotton, was thrown overboard
and much of it lost.
AFTER MANY YEARS
a <4* * ?
The Supposed Murderer of a Woman
From a family photograph of Rosie
Trltt, who was murdered 32 years
ago at Terre Haute, Ind., Sylvanus
Burnham, woalthy white-haired Texas
ranchman, banker and Sunday
school superintendent of Tulla, Tex.,
Is now charged with the murder. A
farm hand who committed the deed
through Jealousy a third of a century
ago, la now declared to be
Burnham, who figures as a new* Jean
Non Parti/,an Census.
It is stated that President Taft
has directed Director North of the
census bureau %o disregard oartv
lines in securing suitable men for
supervisors and other appointive
places under the new census act, instructions,
it is said, have reference
to the South.
Severe Earth Shock.
At Lima, Peru, a severe earth
shock was experienced at three
o'clock Tuesday morning. The
movement was from east to west,
and was accompanied by subterranean
rumblings. No casualties resulted.
New York paid its-tr'bute of gri^f
;nd respect Monday to the memory
>f Lieut. Jos. Petroslno, of the New
fork police department, who was
issasslnated recently *vhlle engaged
a secret service In Italy;-.
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THE TAX BILL |
Dennonced by Governor Judson
Harmon of Ohio At
THE ANNUAL DINNER
Of the National Democratic Club in
New York, the Ohio Governor Protests
Against the Present TarifT J
Legislation, the Encroachment of
the Federal Government.
Denunciation of the principle of 4
protection and of the tariff legislation
now pending in Congress as a
nrot anon nr>d ? ?*v-? m
P.V.VUVO unu a. suttm, iorraea me
keynote of the addresses at the annual
dinner of the National Democratic
Club at New York Tuesday ?
night. In celebration of the ono hun-"
dred ahd sixty-sixth anniversary of
. .e birth of Thomas JefTerson.
A portrait of Jefferson hung over \
with American flags, dominated the
ftuest table, at whjch Clovernore
Harmon, of Ohio, and Marshall, of
Indiana; Senator Chamberlain, State
Senator Grady; John Foy, the club's
president; Richard Croker. Alton B. 1
Parker, Charles F. Murphy, leader
of Tammany Hall, and former State
- Supreme Court Judge Morgan J.
1 O'Brlne and D. Cary Derrick sat.
Elsewhere at 6 longitudinal tables
sat four hundred of tho elect of the
; Democratic party.
A protest against what he declared
* were growing encroachments of
special privilege at Washington, es'
.peeinlly as embodied in tariff legis"
latlon, was the keynote of the address
of Governor Judson Harmon,
1 of Ohio. Asserting that the reduc:
tions In the pending tariff bill would
1 be but a mockery of the demnnd for
* felief. Judge Harmon declnred that
real relief never would bo secured
except under a. Legislature and Executive
following Jeffersonian rules
and treating taxation as a moans of
, preventure and not of private gain.
Tho steady tendency since the civil
war has been to exalt the Federal
3 "Government at the expense o^ the
State, said the speaker, one result
1 being the neglect of economy and the
i embarkation of the Government into
extravagant enterprises. He in1
stanced the action of th*> last Conf
gress in appropriating two millions
of dollars and the raising of salaries
s of officials in the fnco of a growing
' shortage of revenue, and con
1 tinned: I
"Now instead of seeking methods (
1 of retrenchment to meet, n present ,
0 eonfessed deficit, pf more thnn a ,
" hundred millions, the President and ,
8 Congress are devising additional tax- .
\ es to exnet from tho diminished <
means of the people and proposing
s to issue bonds besides. State of- .
1 fieiuls who .would propose such a .
' course would not dare to go home to ]
? their constituents and would ho for1
ever disgraced if they should take .
1 "After twelve year^ of false pre- s
3 tences, at last confessed, which have
bred and fattened countless monop- |
olies and trusts, it is proposed not
to shake ofT their grip, but just to ,
loosen it a trifle here and there so '
the people may not be utterly devon
Of thp way the party lines have '
been obliterated in the tight in Congress
over the tariff Judge Ilamion
? said: t
i "It is hardly fair for Republicans,
i at least, to charge with Inconsistency ^
, Democratic Congressmen who take n
hand in this selfish scrnmble. - In ^
> tho .last campaign tho Republican (
i candidate for President, openly of
ferod a - share of tariff spoil for ^
. Democratic votes. When special fn1
vors are the order of the day, it Is .
I natural for a Representative to think
? ho ought to secure a share for interests
at "home. To do otherwise (
requires high courage, and we are
! proud of the many who show It in (
the face of tho demoralization which
? legislating for private Instead of 1
; public interest always produces."
Judge Harmon attacked the policy
[ of spending hundreds of millions of
dollars for a canal at Panama on '
the part of what he said was a conn- v
try practically without ships, taxed
against the possibility of buying any, '
and with the onlv nrnnn?od "
of encouraging shipping', the payment
of direct subsidies to a favored v
few out of money raised by taxes on
all the people. The speaker added: ''
"And why tax the people to build 1
a costly canal and secure ships for 1
foreign commerce, while a tariff "
system Is maintained whose purpose 11
and effect are to discourage or kill
for ign commerce, except such as "
consists in selling our products n:
abroad at less prices than are lmpos- f''
ed on our own people. What State
Government ever committed such al
folly?" " *c
Decernl?er and May.
S. Tv. Tutle, a well-to-do farmer of (j
Stokes county, N. C., aged 47, eloped
with the 14-year-old daughter of ,u
II. A. Tulp. a merchant of the same '
county. When the couple got off s
the train at Germantown they were
met by the Irate father of the bride,
who attacked Tuttlc, beating him
Killed In Runaway. co
Mrs. \V. O. Langnau. the wife of f"
: a wealthy manufacturer and the 1,0
I mother-in-law of former Mayor Mcj
Kisson, of Cleveland, Ohio, was kill- IHI
ed In a runaway accident Monday c'('
morning. Several of her relatives
were Injured but none seriously. _
H. H. Ramey, of Glllaburg, Miss., j
was shot, and instantly killed by a
negro Tuesday evening. Ttsm?ey's .
son avenged his father's death by
killing the negro. . ?
r, Fay for Itarlf In
I t-'n #t#fc% ?r. Mako a want
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format t?n<m ai>i>l Icatlun to
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lj QQQ Sallcra of "Olbbra (>iiarnnt<
Vlint the Printers Are Doing Along
The International Typographical
in ion has ever been found foremost
ti the advocacy And introduction of
measures for the benefit of the toilr.
In many fields of innovation it
ias taken the first step. This Is
rue of its determination to provide
iy a system of assessment, among its
>wn membership pensions for the
iged and dependents of its ranks.
The experiment?for It is looked up>n
as such by those who are In
ouch with the trade union movenent?is
the object of deep interest
?n the part of all labor loaders. If
t proves a success the example will
>e followed undoubtedly by other
nternational organizations. A sysem
of pensioning worthy members
nay become at no far distant day
me of the most important features
>f the labor movement in this counry.
It all depends upon the out:ome
of the efforts of the Typographcal
So important is this matter that
State Commissioner of Labor John
Williams of New York State devoted
onsiderable space to it in his buletion
of labor statistics. Commlsdoner
"The progress of this effort of the
\ssociated journeymen printers will
jo viewed with interest by national
lpioiis of other trades, and if the
plan is successful the movement to
provide a stipulated allowance for
members in their declining years,
bus obviating the dread of penury,
will doubtless become general anions
issociations of labor iu the United
The experiment lias been in operitlon
for eight, months, and there
ire 4 76 pensioners on the rolls,
[)Urill(r the nlcht mnnllia ? 1 > i? o OA
86 was collected and $19,193.01
,)ald in pensions.
An analysis of the ace of the pensioners
develops the notable fact that
280, or 58.8 per cent of them, are
>etwoen sixty and seventy years; 171
sr 36 per cent are septuagenarians,
ind twenty-one, or 5 ; er cent, are
jctegenarians, while one is a nonigenarlan.
The latter member is
ifflliated with "nig Six" of New
fork city. In spite of his years he
an still write a firm hand and thus
xpressed his appreciation in a leter
written to the clerk of the benfit
board: "On the 1st day of Norember
next ( 1908), Clod willing, 1
;liall then enter my ninety-fourth
rear and my seventy-third as a typo
inionist, forty-two of which I have
pent as a member of New York
typographical union?'Hig Six.' 1
leom it an honor and a great blessng
that the officials of the Intermtionai
Typographical union deem d
me worthy of being placed upon
he pension fund." Among the pentoners
is one woman who is sixtywo
years old and who has been a
nember of typographical unions for
hirty-two consecutive years.
While the Amalgamated Society of
Ingineers and the Amalgamated Soiety
of Carpenters and Joiners, both
dth headquarters in England, have
or a long period paid pensions to
heir old members, "the first distincIvely
American trade organization."
i the language of Commissioner
I'illiams, to inaugurate an old age
ension for its members is the In
rnauonai Typographical union,
ho enterprise is a worthy one.
hero is nothing so commendable as
le care of the Infirm and the aged.
1 European countries the pension
,'stem has proved of great benefit.
is a species of insurance to a man
gainst want and -absolute deponency
in his declining years. It
Ives the vigorous and the healthy
id the prosperous an opportunity
i set aside for themselves a fund
iat will aid them on the tinai
retch of life's span when they will
ive possibly neither the ability nor
le opportunity of providing for
lemselves. It is a worthy cause,
id the Typographical union should
eet with the greatest measure of
iccess In its efforts.
On the eve of his second trial
i the ehargo of embezzling Broome
unty funds, Arthur W. T. Black,
rmer clerk of the Broome county
nrd of supervisors, and former
airman of the Broome county Reblican
committee, committed sulle
by shooting himself through the
ad. "* i
T WILL:" Cut perfect lathe.
a day. Run with leaat pow- _ #
o-hcap marketable. i- 1~ . ^
IINE FILLS TIIE BILL. LIllO
(machine made. Ful ler InERY
?ed Machinery,"?all kluda JST)3,CGa
UIDbU. S.C. ^
RllPPI Y flnMDAMV
w w? M W WIWH ?ni'?
B I A. S. O.
To handle our household
specialties ? Olocks, Jewelry,
etc. Make $30 and more weekly
Ideal Dust Pan?Something
new, every * ousekeeper wants
one; saves her back; sels on
sight, by mail prepaid 45? cents.
Oriental Polishing 'Cloth?
Gives a brilliant lustre to gold,
silver and Jther metals, 10
Elite Cleaning Pad?Removes
dirt and grease from clothing
and dress fabrics, speaks for
itself, 10 cents.
Mail Order Payers?Write
today for free catalogue.
Windle Home Supply
4 OA North tWnl Street,
Clay Peas for Sale?$1.2T> per bush*
( el. Raeford Hardware Co., Raa1
ford, N. C.
> Dollar Fountain Pen for fifty cents.
1 Paird, Cedar Ave , Philadelphia.
ORIENTAL RUG <O.M I* A NY.
I lot Cathedral St., Baltimore, Mil.
; We make you handsome and durable
lings from your old wornout
carpet, any size to fit a room or hall.
Let us send you u price list; Just
1 write for one.
For Sale?One Am. 1 f?-horsepower
steam engine; practically good as
new; can be seen running. Address
J. E. Johnson, Supt. Nceljr
Mfg. Co., Yorkville, S. C.
50c for a pair of self-sharpening,
7-inch, tension steel spring shears.
' Cut anything from tissue paper to
tough blanket with ease. Coopor
' Novelty Co., Ilox !>4, Orangeburg,
STOOD LONG FOR LAND.
.Many r. S. Fanners Have Heroine
The Canadian land office ut Edmonton.
Alberta, opened last week
for the distribution of 464 homesteads,
some of the land being valued
at $20 to $20 an acre at present
prices. Some of the home seekers
stood outside the office door for
three days and nights in order to
keep their places in the line and get.
a pick of the land. A C.aliclan and
three half-breed Frenchmen had the
first four selections.
Many of them were Americans.
In fact. Western Cannda Is being
flooded with men from South of tho
fh;ht for frkk potash.
Fot of Advert laing lfas Horn (liven
to it Oratis.
Editor Tho nailj- Record:
All the talk about the victory of
a certain congressman from South
Carolina concerning potash in tho
tariff bill is not true and not fair.
The congressman and certain Columbia
parties kept the wires hot
about the wonderful fight they weru
making, wheu, as a matter of fact,
fertilizer people in Europe, Charleston,
Savannah, Wilmington anil
Richmond were communicating with
congress about the matter and the
Republican leaders had rtiven 'assurances
that, the item would bo
taken out of the bill. T happened
to be in Washington at the time and
know that two other South Carolina
congressmen had worked on the matter
and had it practically settled before
the wires were made hot between
Washington and Columbia
for advertising purposes.
Richmond, Va., April 14. '
Hits Him Hard.
At Atlanta, Oa., C. M. Callaway,
convicted of running a blind tiger,
was Monday sentenced to twelve
months on the chain gang or to pay
a fine of $1,000.
a Shingle MiHT
need power feed shingle mill on (be m*r8,000
to 16,000 shingle* per day, 4 to 10 H. P. J
a. Carriage ha* automatic return motion.
EST GOODS ? BEST PRICES"
rite na for close price quotations.
UPPLYOO. *- - COLUMBIA, 8. C.