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?Thii Greatest. Yalup This y<jajr in.
c .History of Oar Trade.
VALUE OF EXPORTS ' VTLI,
I [ " '
F.xeeoil That Su?i, Thoneii conant tty
Is a Quarter ot a Billion
I'OIUKIH lifQB Than trio
Crop of 1H?8.
Cotton ls still king In the export
records of the United States, and its
record in the present year is-likely to
surpass that of any preceedlng year.
The value of raw cotton exported in
the eleven months ending with May
is, according to the preliminary lig
ures of th . treasury bureau .of statis
tics, $308,747,095, which is $5,000.000
in excess of the highest eleven months
figures heretofore recorded by this
preliminary statement. The highest
eleven months' record for any earlier
year was that for. the eleven months
ending with May, 1!)01, when the
total stood at $303,497,017. Shoull"
the figures for June of this year equal
those of June in thc Immediately
preceding years, the total for the fis
cal year would he $317,000,000, or
84,000,000 In excess of the banner
year, 1001. The quantity exported
this year is not as great as that of
the years 1898, but, owing to the
higher prices received, the value is
very much greater than that of those
years; and, as already indicated, larger
than that of thc the corresponding
months of any preceding year. The
total quantity exported in thc eleven
months ending with May, according
to the preliminary statement, is 3,481,
353,287 pounds, against 3,208,G2l,478
pounds in the corresponding months
of 1901, when the value was $5,000,000
less than at the present time, and
3,721,310,009 pounds in eleven months
of 1898, when the value was $222,414,
180. Thus thc total quantity at thc
present time is 240,000,000 pounds
less than that of the corresponding
eleven months of 1898, but the value
is $80,000,000 in excess of the value
for the corresponding period of that
year. The average price per pound
of the cotton exported, determined by
dividing thc number of pounds into
the value stated hy thc bureau of
statistics records, is, for the eleven
months ending with May, 1903, 8.87
cents, and for the eleven months end
ing with May, 1898, 5.97 cents.
Comparing the total values of cot
ton exported with those of preceding
years, it may be said that 1903 seems
likely to show the largest total value
in raw cotton export of any year in
the history of our commerce. In
1848 the total value of raw exported
cotton was, in round terms $02,000,
000; in 1800, $192.000.000; in 1870,
$227,000,000, but $184,000,000 stated
in gold; in 1880, $211,000,000: in 1890,
$250,000,000; in 1900, $242,000,000; in
1901, $313/300,000, and, as already in
dicated, seems likely to be, for 1903,
Meantime the value of cotton ex
ported in manufactured form has also
increased, and will make its highest
record in the present fiscal year. The
total value of cotton manufactures ex
ported in the ten months ending with
April is $27,932,509, indicating that
the total for the full fiscal year, will
probably be about $34,000,000, against
$33,000,000 in 1902, $24,000,000 in
1900, $10,000,000 in 1890, $10,000,000
in 1880 and $4,000,000 in 1870.
At the same time the cotton manu
facturers of the United States have
increased and are still increasing their
consumption of cotton both from our
own fields and from abroad. The total
number of bales taken by the mills of
t e United States last year for the
first time passed the 4,000,000 line,
the figures being -l,0S3,00O bales,
against 3,fi44,0C0 in 1900, 3,325,000
bales in 1890; 1,795,000 bales in 1880,
and 857,000 bales in 1870.
Meanwhile thc importations of
foreign cotton, chielly Egyptian, are
growing witii remarkable rapidity,
the importation in tho present year
being likely to reach 80,000,000
pounds, to which may be added 20,
000,000 pounds of "Hocks" or cotton
waste, with a total valuation of about
$12,000,000 against 43,000,000 pounds
of waste imported in 1893, valued at
less than $5,000,000.
A Rad Fellow.
Jim Wilcox, twice convicted of the
murder of Nellie Cropsey, left Eliza
beth City, N. C., Thursday to begin
his thirty years' s< ? lenee in thc peni
tentiary at Raleigh. Previous to thc
arrival of the officers at Hie jail he of
fered to sell the jailer a pistol, and to
his amazement took a thirty-eight
calibre revolver from his pocket and
fired three shots; then gave it to the
jailer.. He claimed that he carried
this pistol during both trials. It was
fastened to Iiis leg by Iiis garter.
When the ollleers appeared he had to
be carried from the jail by force. He
cursed and swore at them, refused to
wear a neat suit of clothes provided
by his father and insisted on wearing
old trousers and worn shoes. Ile said
to the sheriff: "I shall not stay at the
penitentiary. I shall be back here
soon. A few emilers here, some houses
there and a match will make a blaze.
People will know when 1 get back.'"
IjyncbiiiK lu Feared.
Considerable excitement was caus
ed at Lebanon, Ky., thursday by the
appearance of a large number of arm
ed men In town, who lt is believed
came with thc: intention of lynching
Perry Bright. Wright and his son,
Will, are in jail charged with stabbing
.lames S tay ton, a brother-in-law of
the Brights, in the neighborhood
where the tragedy occurred, the
general belief being that the murder
was a most cowardly one. lo is alleged
that young Bright held Stayt?n while
his father slabbed him.
Slic Wan ii Kebel.
Pension Commissioner Ware's sym
pathy has been aroused once more,
this time by .the pension application
of a battle-scarred veteran who tells a
story of domestic infelicity, conclud
ing in this fashion: "I got blood
poison by bcingc hilt with a hens eg
wen I cam hak from the frunt. '1 he
eg was not good, wen you send my
penshun I want the Deed made sos
my wife can't get none of it-she
tlirode the cg. She war a rebel.''
l'"rank Dean, second vice president
of thc Seaboard National Bank of New
York, shot and killed himself in the
cellar of his home at Orange, N. J.,
Wednesday morning after bidding his
family good bye. The officers of the
bank cannot account for thc act, al
though they say Dean seemed despon
dent of late. His ticcouuts ad. thc
bank arc correct.
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Anpther H???. orn?la); ^iikhv UP
With nui] DIBIUIBSIHI.
. ~ ' '. ".' SR ":R ' ?
I AB a result of alleged jndlsoretlon lrj
In matters, perta j ni hg to the nAyard of
contracts for prlutlng tbe money or
der forms of tho^ goyerhmeot, James ,
T. Metcalf, for many years supcrin-, ;
.tendent of the money order system of
tho postolllce department, Wednesday
was removed from office by the -'po?t- .
master general.. The dismissal ls the
result of acts br Mr. Metcalf lu op
position^to the bid of Paul Herman of
Rutherford, N. J;, the lowest bidder
by $45*000 awd In favor of the next
bl?hest bidder, the Wynkoop, Ilallen
beck, .Crawford company of New York
of which Mr. Mc teni f's son ls an em
ploye. The story is brlctly told in the
letter of dismissal signed by Postmas
ter General Payne, which says:
"The charges upon whieh your re
moval is based relate to your actions
lo the matter of thc letting of the
contract for money order forms. These
charges were made known to you
Wednesday morning, and a transcript
of your answer thereto is enclosed
"It appears from your answer that
when thc proposals, of the different
compctitors for"thc contract for sup
plying money order forms were opened,
Paul Herman of Rutherford, N. J.,
I (formerly employed as foreman by tile
Wynkoop, Ihillenbeck, Crawford com
pany of New York, by which company
I it seems your son is also employed,)
was found to bc thc lowest bidder, his
proposal being 815,000 below that of
next lowest bidder, namely, thc Wyn
koop, Ilallenbeck, Crawford company;
that the bid of Mr. Herman as sub
mitted was.regular in form, and that
I he had deposited a certilicd cheek for
*f>,0'.'0 asa forfeit, lt further appears
that within a day or two the Wyn
koop, Ilallenbeck, Crawford company
filed a protest against awarding tho
contract to Herman, alleging that he
was not financially responsible; that
a short time theroaft^er Mr. Herman
called at your ofllec, and you advised
him to withdraw his bid and reenter
thc employ of Wynkoop, Ilallenbeck,
Crawford company, understanding at
the time that such withdrawal would
result in the contract being awarded
to said company and consequently In
a loss to the government; that you of
fered to write, and did write, a letter
to said company, apprising it of your
interview with Herman, and using
your good ollices in his behalf; that
you advised Herman that lils $?1,000
deposit would probably be returned to
him if he adopted your suggestion
lt further appears that you regarded
Mr. Herman as possessing the me
chanical qualifications requisite to thc
proper performance of the contract
and that it was not any part of you
duty to pass upon Hie question of his
responsibility, financial or otherwise
lt further appears that a hearing has
been had before Gen. Wynne, upon
the question of thc financial rcsponsi
bility of Mr. Herman: although it
lias developed, since the submission of
your answer Wednesday morning
that you discouraged the granting o
sucli a hearing and manifested ade
sire that the contract be awarded to
the Wynkoop, Ilallenbeck, Crawford
Mr. Metcalf originally, was appoint
ed from Iowa and has been in the pos
tal service since I.S82. His salary was
$.'5,000 a year. The Wynkoop, Hallen
beck, Crawford company has been the
contractor for the money order blanks
for l? years. Paul Herman, thc low
est bidder for the next contract, for
morly was in the employ of that com
parry, as also is Norman Metcalf, the
27-year-old son of the deposed super
intendent, who now draws a salary of
32,2f>0 from the company. Herman
I assisted in thc drawing of the specil
cations for the contract and when the
bids were opened it was found that
Herman had become a competitor of
the old company, undercutting the!
bid hy about $1?,000. The company
protested against Herman's hld on th
ground that he lacked the facilities for
doing thc work, and Herman aske
for a hearing, which First Assistan
Postmaster General Wynne gave last
Monday. Mr. Metcalf was opposed t<
thc letting of the contract to Her
man on the ground that he was not
able to do thc work.
K?ster ot'Confederate .Soldiers.
All persons, either as individual
or societies, who may have in tliei
possession any of thc original rolls
or records of any kind pertaining to
tlie Confederate soldiers who served I
the army and navy from this state
will please send such rolls or record
to mc at Columbia S. C.
Thc war department at Washing
ton, I). C., wants the use of those
rolls and records in order to compile
roster and history of Hie men wh
served from South Carolina in the
Confederate army and navy during the
war between the states.
The department will take good care
of all rolls and records and retur
them as early as possible. I am au
thor i zed by thc war department t
collect those rolls, etc., and I will giv
a receipt for them if desired. Then
most caro will he taken of them, au
tiley will be returned promptly wile
the department has finished wit
M. P. Tri ?ble,
Commissioner of Confederate Uolls
More 'flinn Needed.
The Rpartanburg Journal says ge
oral relief committee appointed
look after the distribution of. fund
for the Hood sufferers now bason liai
about $18,000 in money which ls u
disposed of. The committee som
days ago recognized the fact th.
they would not need, all of the mon
that was coming in so rapidly, ant
accordingly statements wore issued
and published to that effect, lint t
generosity of the people continued u
abated. The committee after ex peni
lng all that was necessary to relie
Hood conditions found that only $
500 was required. The remaihdc
$18.000, is still in thc hands of tl
Si'itiNOKiKLD's NEW HANK.-A
great deal of enthusiasm is shown
for the hank of Springfield. There
are more share .seekers than there
are shares. Thc bank will open
about August I. Thc building ls be
ing rapidly constructed and the vault
promises to he one of thc strongest in
thc State. The board of directors
arc: Messrs. .1. A. Perry, J. K. Ilutto,
W. P. Iliitto, Jon Mell. Mean, T. M.
M i ms, S. P. Pul rr cr, .1. W. .lumper,
Arlin Halley and Dr. II. A. Odom;
Under the auspices of these gentle
men and with Mr. L: M. Minis as
president, Mr. .Ioho Hean, vice presi
dent, and .1. II. Smith, cashier, a
bright and prosperous future for thc
new barde is predicted.
(fr?j, Pom P??d patton R?rf )?$> OCoo
Pinch Wqter. .
The crop report for thc wak end
ing Monday, .lune- 15th, was Issued
Tuesday by Section Director J.'W.
Bauer. It reads as follows!
The.week ending 8 a. m., Monday,
June 15th', bad a rucan temperature ?if
72 degrees, which is nearly 7 degrees
below normal. The .'utter part was
unseasonably cool, w'th .minimum
temperatures below (30 degrees,, ovei
the western counties on tho 13th. A
light frost was reported from Long
shore, Newberry county.
ll AI NV WEJ-?K.
Tlie week^was cloudy till near its
close,With frequent showers and some
excessive rains, especially in the cen
tral and northeastern counties, includ
ing ltlchlaud, Orangeburg, Sumter,
Lee, Kersba'v, Cbesterlleld and Marl
boro. There were local rains in other
parts of the State, and an average pre
cipitation of 2.00 inches. These heavy
rains caused Hoods that destroyed
crops on bottom lands, washed and
gullied uplands and destroyed terraces.
The rainfall was comparatively light
in Williamsburg, Dorry and George
town counties, where it proved beneli
cial. The ground was generally too
wet for cultivation during the last two
weeks, and fields are becoming very
grassy. Tills condici?n is general, and
in places threatens the cotton crop.
Bottom land crops along thc principal
water courses of thc western counties
were practically all destroyed, the
oats totally, while corn can b? re
Thc condition of cotton has improv
ed, with bcttcrstand and color general
over thc western counties, where some
is just coming up. Chopping is not
finished. Thc cool weather checked
growth,'which lias been slow, and ,thc
plants arc smaller than usual to the
season. Squares have been noted in
only a few localities. Lice infest fields
in thc central counties. The crop is
everywhere In urgent need of cultiva
tion and warmer weather, to save it
from weeds and to promote growth.
Sea island cotton is healthy, but un
Corn that was not destroyed by 'thc
Hoods improved in stand and color and
may be said to be doing well. Bottoms
will bc largely replanted. Early com
has been laid by In the southeastern
counties. Like cotton, thc corn crop
is from two to three weeks late.
Thc rains improved tobacco a nd top
ping is in progress.
Uicn DOINO WKI.L.
Rice is doing well: .lune planting is
being rushed in the Georgetown dis
Wheat and oats harvest is finished
and thrashing has begun. The rains
damaged both crups extensively in" the
shuck, and oats that was not cul on
bottem lands is a total loss. Some
wheat is sprouting in the shocks.
Melons are variable, but need warm
The rains caused peaches to rot ex
tensively as they ripen.
. The present outlook for staple crops
is reported to be discouraging, but
most of thc minor ones arc promising.
Divorce Will lilith. Kucioiy.
The alarming social conditions
brought about by the numerous divor
ces in society and the great good
which can bc done by the influence of
the college women were discussed by
Whitelaw lteid In the annual address
before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
recently. The address marked the
opening of thc commencement week
exercises at thc young women's col
lege. I n the course of his address M r.
"Outside thc immediate and in
estimable effect on thc family, thc
conservative power of educated wo
men naturally will show its influence
on social life. They surely will help
to check its degradation. They cer
tainly will correct the prevalent vici
ous conception of its real scope. From
this degrading conception comes the
constant craze for newspaper public) ty
and every other form of publicity, ll
the conduct of the so called inner cir
cles of society has sometimes seemed
to justify this brazen uproar at their
gates, so much more great thc demand
for thc conservative inlluence and the
real refinement that come from thc
high training of superior women.
"When higher ideals clo return, the
powerful influence of educated women
surely will array, as never before, the
best (if their sex in compact, resistless
phalanx against a social evil, alarm
ing, degrading, or. demoralizing, which
steadily has become almost too com
mon to provoke surprise-thc trans
formation of marriage from a sacra
ment of God into a thoughtless and
headlong business or social arrange
ment tu be dissolved almost at
pleasure. Six hundred and fifty-four
thousand persons divorced in this
country in the last twenty years. Such
s the deplorable record on which Ho
rnau Catholic and Protestant clergy
ire already appealing for a union of
ill moral agencies to resist tills down
ward rush of the multitude." The
lecjiy of tiic family relation means
thc decay of tiic nation. Wc believe
that thc plan of South Carolina not to
il low divorces on any ground is the
lal vat ion of the country, and thc
?hoher it is adopted the better.
Maltes a Valuable Discovery.
Through a series of Investigations
it thc University of California, Dr.
feel Stebbins, fellow of the Lick
ibseravtory, has made ?lie remarkable
Ilscovery that thc variable star
Unieron Ceti, which has been known
,?i vary at uncertain intervals since
i??:?G, is at prseut undergoing extra
irdinary fluctuations and. a variation
if brightness of at least. 7,000 times
ts ordinary intensity. Tlie discovery
s ol' unusual value to the astronomi
:al woild from thc Tact that thc
?ci.enti.sts had believed thc star lo bri
nert. A bulletin announcing the dis
covery bas Just been issued at the
.Speaking about divorces, says The
5tatc.it would save a great deal of time
ind red tape now occupying so much
time If courts would adopt the simple
nethods employed by the dusky inhab
tants of our coast belt and sea islands.
No courts, no lawyers, no alimony, no
rormalltios. Tlie marriage ls legal, but
:hc unmarrylng requires nothing more
man thc desire to dissolve the partner
iiiip. And the changes of'partners arc
lot announced in tlie social c ?lu m us.
WK agree with The State that "it
is a good sign when so many toad ers
40 off to summer schools at Wintrup,
Knoxville and other places or attend
Lhe schools in their own counties, lt
diows an interest in their profession
md a desire to tit. themselves more
thoroughly h r their work."
r i y "i ? r i' "? * ?
ftaW )ate may ft youpg woman pi
?w'enty nit up witt j her beau, anti may
ti young woman ot that age bo spank
ed by her stepmother if she declines
to go to bed at!tbo hour set by the
household rules? These are grave
questions which tho" Atlantic Comity
courts, will ho .called on to decide in
the ease of Miss- Lena Werner, who
has caused the . arrest of her step
mother, Mrs.' Frederick Werner, on a
charge bf -assault and battery. The
ease-was heard by Justice of the Peace
Garton, at Haminoritun, N. J.,- and
when tile accused woman learned that
she must furnish $200 bali she cried:
"I will not furnish bail. When>I get
out of ttiis 1 will follow Lena to the
end of the earth and give her another
spanking, or something worse."
Miss Werner says she has been re
ceiving the attentions of a young man
of Nesco. When he called last Satur
day night her stepmother informed
her tnat s?,e must get to bed before
12 o'clock. After midnight, she says,
Mrs. Weiner called down the stairs
that she must retire at once. "I will
go to bcd when 1 get ready," Miss
There were heavy footfalls on thc
stairs. M'S. Werner weighs more
than 200 pounds, and In another mo
ment Miss Lena was across the knee
of her stepmother, and sound'of spank
ing were heard throughout the house.
Thc terri lied beau. tied. Miss Werner
consulted Justice of the Peace Garton,
and bc decided to interview Mrs.
Werner. He says that while he tried
to argue with her she grabbed her
stepdaughter and finished the spank
ing then and t.horo. Thc justice had
sutllclcnt evidence and Issued thc
A tjtiickuncd Coiirjno ice.
Tlie editor of thc "Newberry Obser
ver says be was talking with an old
friend recently "about various things
when thc question of restitution came
up. This friend took the broad
ground thal l here can bc no genuine
repentance on the part of one who
has defrauded another without resti
tution is possible. Illustrations will
suggest themselves to everyone; there
are so many methods of defrauding
so m airy that the world approves and
even sonic pious people so-called wink
at.. And when one comes down to thc
true meaning of honesty and a good
conscience all methods of fraud are
serious matters. When one wants to
square his accounts' with thc next
world can he let his accounts for this
?stand open ami unsettled? Can one
repent of having stolen and still hold
on to thc stolen good? Can one op
press thc poor and wring from them
theirhard-earned savings and then re
pent, and go to heaven without restor
ing or making some honest effort to
restore bis ill-gotten gains:? Repent
ance is poss! I ile, wc believe, to every
lin man being, whether that repentance
bc of the emotional kind that, makes
one very sorry or whether it ls simply
a conviction ol' wrong-doing and a de
termination to do right. But we do
not believe that a repentance, or so
called r?p?tante, that does not force a
restitution of ill-gotten gains, where
possible, is worth a < o /per." We be
lieve the above to be sound scriptural
doctrine, and would commend it to all
who owe any man any thing.
An Able Address.
Thc address of thc lion. B. Hart I
Moss before the Alumni Association
of WoiVord College at Spartanburg
last week is most highlyspoken of by
the newspapers. The Spartanburg
correspondent of The Stats?, r'^ sys
"when bc asserted that thc cotton
mills which a few days ago were de
stroyed by the Hoods would soun be re
built upon a larger and more modern
s jaie, the applause which greeted this I
announcement told unmistakably that |
bis were no Idle words. Mr Moss de
clared that thc alumni of the college |
must look for substantial aid and sug
gested as one plan to increase the en
downment of thc Institution that each
Methodist in the State should contrib
ute SI to thc semi-centennial fund
next year, thus raing $>SO,000. While
Welford is distinctly a Methodist in
stitution, thc speaker had nothing but |
words of highest commendation for
tlie oilier college's in thc State, but |
felt that thc institution which had
contributed so many men who had
done so much for the good of thc State
should bc enlarged and her usefulness
thus extended. Thc address was
chaste and exceedingly interesting to
thc large audience assembled."
Want Hie. Bible (Jliangcd
The Turkish censor is said to have
forbidden the American Bible Society
td print tile Epistle to the Thcsslonians
containing the geographical term Mac
edonia. Ile insists upon substituting
.'.the vilayets of Sal?nica and Mon
astir." No doubt, this could be more
exact if thc ibbie is to be brought
'down to date. Macedonia was: it has
been Turkish policy to wipe it out, as
recognizable political entity, and the
revolutionary sentiment just now
manife.it. in that region will account
for tlie official sensitiveness. But there
are other references' to Macedonia In
thc New Testament more significant
than tliis, as where a man of Maccdco
ola appeared Lo the Apostle in Hie
night, saying, "Come over into Mac
edonia and help us." This is au appeal
which thc Turkish censor should by
all means suppress.
STKAXGKST OV A LL.-Thc State
says: "Since Hie recent flood a great
many curious tilings have come out of
theCongaree river, but Friday morn
ing the queerest (d all was found. One
of thc big'engines in the Atlantic
Coast Linc yards backed up under thc
tank and the fireman released thc
great pipe which (ills the tender.
With Hie rush of muddy water came
a wriggling eel about eight, inches in
I nug til." Tim State must remember
that this . the season for fish stories
and should be careful. Is our co tem
poril ry ceriain the eel was not an earth
wi >r m.
Tin: New York Sun is waging a
tierce war against Gen. Leonard
.Wood, now In Lim Philippines. It
charges thal, vVood, while, in Cuba,
instigated the publication of articles
in tliis country severely criticising the
administration of (?en. Brooke, then
governor general, and extolling the
greatness of Wood. It, is charged,
and not, denied, that these articles
were written by Major Ilunclc, an
aide to Wood, and it is believed that
thc latter Inspired them, and that he
did so in order to get Brooke out of
the way for his own advancement.
TIIK Columbia Record says Cashier
Ttilloch's "hot air" has resulted' in a
number of officials In thc poslollM:e be
ing steam roasted and others arc un
comfortably warm. Thc dec pc il they
dig info the crookedness in thc depart
ment thc worse il, gets. It must bc
said to Roosevelt's credit that \i? has
no'whitewashing done in this ? busi
ninny or Then} Church Member PM'
Hemp Aro Not.
The religions of the governors?
They tire as many anti as varied as
as the political beliefs or thc voters
wbq people their states. Some are
without churches amllatlou,- others
attend church without being known
as members; still others arc regular
attendants of thc "rock-ribbed" sort,
and just a few-and they hesitate to
discuss tho fact-allow their wi ves,
their sisters and their brothers to do
the churchgoing for the family, Here
ls how they stand ;' \
Winfield T. Durbin.Indiana
John L. Rates.Massachusetts
Alex. Mi Dockery.Missouri
John H. Mickey.Nebraska
Franklin Murphy.New Jersey
Ci. Wv T. Lanham.Texas
lohn T. Morrison.Idaho
J. C. W. Beckham...Kentucky
lohn Walter Smith.Maryland
Benj. B. Odell, Jr.New York
George K. Nash.Ohio
Charles N. llcrreid .S. Dakota
Albert B. White.W. Virginia
Jen" Davis:. Arkansas
W. S. denning'..Florida
If M. Terrell.Georgia
W. W. Heard..Louisiana
A. H. .Longino.Mississippi
Charles IV. Aycook.N. Carolina
James II. Peabody.Colorado
S. \V. Pen nv packer.Penn
D. C. Hey ward.. .S. Carolina
Henry G. MeBirde.Washington
UN I VEHS A I.IST.
John F. Hill..Maine
UN ITU! AN.
lb dieri, M. La Follette.Wis
L. F. Garvin.Rhode Island
lohn 11 mm.Delaware
Heber M. Wells.Utah
William D. Jclks.Alabama
George C. Pardee.California
A bi ram Chamberlain.Conn
A. 1?. Cummings.Iowa
W. J, Bailey.Kansas
Samuel R. Van Saut.Minn
Joseph K. Toole.Montana
Nathan J. Bacheldcr.N. Il
Frank While.N. Dakota
G. H. Chamberlain.Oregon
James B. Frazier.Tennessee
In tho almve table arranged num
erically as to religion and alpha
betically as to states, are set forth
thc churchgoers, as well as the non
iihurch members ol' li; of the slates.
Some arc known the. nation over for
their devotion lo religion, while others
have gained the prominence wholly in
tue political world.
. Those whose names appear in thc
list ol' non-church members arc not
necessarily stay-at homes, as many
nf them arc attendants, but have
never embraced the faith in a for
mal way. Some of the non-church
goers open their purses to the re
ligious societies of all denominations
ind are known as the most liberal
givers in their home states.-Chicago
A Good Lm\y.
Thc Iowa Legislature passed a law
last year permitting the conlinement
jf confirmed drunkards in lunatic asy
l ims. It made little stir, but with
in eight months 300 alcoholic patients
were under restraint and treatment.
An Iowa dispatch says that inebriates j
sontiune to How into thc State asy
lums at the rate of about Hf ty a
month and that an Iowa court has
ruled that their constitutional rights
?ire not violated by their detention.
Some of thc inebriates don't like tobe
sent up, but thc treatment they get
?seems to be humane and salutary.
Their liquor is stoppe'd and they have !
to work on farms and are encouraged
Lo improve their habits. AV hen they
seem to be cured they are discharged,
and report says that about 75 per
cent, (d' the cases have so resulted.
Cnors Ru IN un.-.-The St. Matthews!
correspondent of Thc State says: "A
heavy wind and rain storm passed
over this place Thursday afternoon I
about ? o'clock, accompanied by a
severe fall of hall. Corn and cotton
is injured more or less, but thc tobac
co crop of Mr. John McLauchlin Isl
well nigh a total loss. Ile had-t.") acres!
af beautiful weed which he held as
worthat least $4,000. Now he de
clares he will take $500. Your cor
respondent has not yet. learned the ex
tent of area covered hy the hailstorm.
This is the third time this section bas
been visited by hail this season.
Tu EV have the old Liberty bell in
Ruston and a dispatch states that
forae women fairly fought with each
jther to get at it to kiss it. The bell
sa most interesting historic relic and
should be preserved by all means, but,
is thc Columbia Record says, this
thing of howlhg and scraping to it
?rilen it is about or Hiing cannon in
ts honor or foolish women scrambling
iver each other to kiss it ls a species
if genuine idolatry which ls not only
senseless, but a more or less disgust?
ng exhibition of sickly sentiment.
DON'T WOURY.-Thc Spartanburg
lournal says: "Do not let thc spirit
if restlessness spoil your summer. Do
lot get the idea that unless you arc
>ll? on a picnic or excursion or are ch
Pertaining company, you are losing
onie of the delights of the vacation,
rile summer days should bring you
risurc, time to think, a chance for
est and refreshment. When thc rest
ess spirit ol' Hie agc keeps you in the
cad of excitement and gaye ty j like si
iprse In a treadmill, you have missed
.he season's best blessings."
THE Twin City Sentinal says those
leople who persist in kicking against
Jie good roads movement are gcncral
y the fellows who have been kicking
igainst everything so long that lt has
icconic second nature with them.
L'liey are thc same people who object
xi puclic education as a "needless ox
idise" and there is nothing which
hakes for progress that docs not ap
pear to them as "unnecessary expend?
jure of money."
WKLSII NECK limn SCHOOL.-Thc j
?iitalogueof the Welsh Neck High
school ol' Hallsville for the session
inst closed and announcements for
next session, is a very attractive one.
The school is in a most prosperous con
lition, its membership has increased
wonderfully and it has been necessary
lo enlarge all thc departments. The
i$lass of 1003 consisted of Hf teen stu
dents twelve girls and three boys. See
advertisement in another column.
Thia scotinn has been visited from
time to time t?y bad ball ?torras, but
tho following account of oqe tfiat
visited Williamsburg County oh last
Thursday beats anything we have
ever had. A tilspateh from Lanes
Bays shingles on tho housetops "were
split off and great holes made in tlie
roofs, even roofs covered with tin did
,not escape without damage, holes be
ing punctured through thc Un by thc
large stones coming'with such rapid
ity and force. Window blinds and
sashes were aiso ?hatte i p 1 on the noi tb
side of the houses. Quanti iles of
chickens were killed and all fruit was
stripped from the trees, j The bark
was knocked off of pine, oak und othet
trees where the hailstones would strike
them. Corn and cotton is badly beaten
down. Nothing but the stalks with
an occasional leaf ls visible, though lt
is thought these will put out and yet
make a half crop or more. Friday
morning at 0 o'clock there were still a
good many hailstones in secluded
spots measuring two inches In circum
ference notwithstanding the warmth
of Thursday night. The path of the
storm is very perceptible, having a
dead, hazy appearance on account of
thc thinness of the trees' branches.
Only those who witnessed the down
pour'of Icc could perceive of its mag
nitude, and it is to be hoped we will
not have another such visitation soon.
GOOD ROADS MEETING.-The St.
Matthews correspondent of Tho State
says: "An enthusiastic meeting in
the interest of good roads was held
here Wednesday. The meeting was
generally attended by the citizens of
thc town with a few from the eount-y.
A few were unavoidably absent while
some, wc fear, did not attend becau-e
li contribution was expected. This lat
ter class are perfectly willing for thc
good roads movement to 'succeed but
hesitate when a demand for money to
help is made. After a little discus
sion several hundred dollars were sub
scribed on thc spot and a committee to
solicit further funds was appointed
and is already at work. Supervisor
Dantzlcr was present and delivered a
timely address and promised to aid in
every way possible consistent with his
A TUUE MILL.-We hope every one
of our delinquent subscribers will read
the following from The State and turn
over a new leaf: "Many of the county
papers arc crying out to delinquents,
some beseechingly, some coaxingly,
others threateningly and a few in
wrath. Thc fellow who habitually
borrows his nelghbors's daily paper is
bad enough for severe punishment,
but thc person who receives Ids coun
ty paper for weeks, months and years
-who gathers from its columns all he
knows of the happenings in county,
State and the world at large--and
fails to pay thc pitifully small price
charged cannot be suitably charac
terized in public language."
Dr. Biggers Huckleberry Cordial, for
the Bo weis and Children Teething.
lt is THE GREAT SOUTHE UN
REMEDY for the bowels, lt is one
of the most pleasant and ollicacious
remedies for all summer complaints.
At a season when violent attacks of
thc bowels are so frequent, some speedy
relief should be (lthand. The wearied
mother, losing sleep by nursing the
little one teething, should usc this
FROM HENRY W. GRADY.
The Constitution Editerai Rooms.
Atlanta, Ga., May 23,1887.
Dr. Walter A. Taylor, Atlanta, Ga.:
Dear Sir:-I have never given a
certificate on merits of any medicine,
but 1 take pleasure in breakng my
rule on this subject in behalf of your
Riggers Huckleberry Cordial. It is the
best medicine I lia ve ever seen for use
in the family. Fifty cents invested in
a bo Me of this medicine, and put on a
slid* convenient for use in the begin
ning of any bowel trouble, will often
save life, and will save In almost any
family ten time its cost in .doctors'
bills. I have a friend whose life, in my
opinion, was saved by thc prompt use
of this cordial, lt ought to,he in eueiy
family in the land, especially at this
season of the year. 1 take pleasure hi
thus testifying to it merits.
Very truly yours,
.HENRY W. GRADY.
For salo by all druggists, 2">o to ?Oc
Haltiwanger-Taylor Drug Co.,
Pru ?u-lclor.H, At Imita, (ia.
Wednesday night Mrs. M. Ii. Neesc,
a widow of Brazil, Indiana, narrowly
escaped death from an infernal ma
chine which exploded in her arms.
She noticed a queer shaped box lying
on her front porch with a string at
tached. When she raised it by the
string the machine exploded, severely
burning one of her arms and her
chest, rendering her unconscious for
Ru KAL ROUTES SAKE.-Thc au
thorities at Washington have decided
to continue all rural routes -a rever
sal of thc determination reached scv*
oral weeks ago when it was discovered
that the funds for this service had
been exhausted- The State says "the
administration probably concluded
that to discontinue mail facilities to
which people had become accustomed
-the discontinuance being occasioned
by postodlce department 'irregulari
ties'-would bc very harmful to the
powers. And in that they were doubt
less correct." So far at present at
least all rural routes In thli county arc
If yon an; not wt .'. -.'tl .vant to ki.-..v tl?,;
.relit a bou L you r
trouble?, senn tor my
freo booklets mil Hell
No. t, Nervoitd IVMII
ty (Sexual Weakness),
No. s, Viiriuucelc, No.
?^Stricture; No. 4. Kiri
.icy anil li'adder Com
plaints, No. 6, Ulseasc
of Women, No. 6, Tlie
Pol>n Killie (Klooil
'foison}; No. 7, Ca
tarrh. These book*
ftllOUtt] bc In the hands
of every person aflltet
cd. .'W l>r. Hathaway,
thc author, ls recoK
nlzeil us tlie best au
thority nutt expert in
Oie United Slates on
, I?R. H ATHAWAY these diseases. Write
or Bena for the honk y>ii waul lo-day, and lt
will I?? sent you frei., seuled. Address J. New
ton ilitthawuy. M n
88 Inman Building 22) S. Broad St.
Cseesars' Head Hotel
CAESAR'S HEAD.S. C.
4,000 feet above thc sea. Views into
several States. Temperature from 50
to 7."? degrees. Dry air, breezy nights.
Crystal springwater. Ropu lar resort,
llonic life for guests. Telephone and
daily mails. Resident, physician. Far
inai) University Hotel. Hack Uno
from Bro vu rd, N.C.,or Greenville, S.
C. Reasonable rates. Open from .1 uno
1st. to Oct. 1st. For other informa
tion write to J.E. G WINN, Mgr.
Caesar's Head, S. C.
FLOR?HCX, P O., Aug. IB, 1009.
gentleman:-I began to ?uffer from
rbouaatlaia abc it three years o?ro,?nd
had lt very bad la my Umba. 'At tibies
I pould hardly iralk. Was treated by
a pb y alelan without bono nt. Moro than
. jotrado, Ur. George Wilton, aa engi
neer on the CoMt Line, living In Flor
ence, told ma'that "BUZLTMAOIDB"
ourod bim. I got a bo ttlo and it bono
ntted me. I took live bottle* and im
now aa well ai I ever waa in my life.
I regard "BKEOMAOIDB" aa ? graat
medicine. 1 know of othera it has
fl- T. BURCH.
?S57 ?""?"??tlim?! Buffered great pain . ?
and -waa confluid to my bed for fire I
weeks. During tho tim o I vrw treated
55?& ? wet* I got up an J walked on
othor bad oases that wore outed hy thavl
uso of your roedloine, in this town ?natl
vicinity, lt is all that you olaim for Ifcwrl
Truly. J. L. BI8KB0N.
Sold by Druggists. Will be sent express paid on receipt of |i.oo.
Bobbitt Chemical Co., ,: - . - Baltimore, fid., U. S. A..
White Stone Lithia Water.
THE BEST LITHIA WATER IN AMERICA. THE LARUHST ANO MOST MODERN.
BRICK HOTEL IN THE CAROLINAS OR GEORGIA. THE COOLEST .
RESORT IN THE STATE. ?
AU modern-Improvements, electric ear linc from Southern By. td Hotel.
Well shaded, pleasant grounds, scenery equal- lo thc mountains, and all
amusements found at first class water places. Come to While Stone Lithia
Springs for health or pleasure.
Bead what the noted Ur. L. C. Stephens, who stands at tho head of Hie I
profession in South Carolina; and who was president of the Stale Medical As
sociation, also president of the Medical Board of Examiners of Sout h Carolina
until he resigned t o move tb Greenville, says:
Greenville, S. C., October lo, 1002.
After a service of one season at While Stone Lithia Springs, as resident
physician, t do not hesitate to say t hat thc effect of the water upon those who
drink it for any length of tune, has been perfect ly marvelous, invariably an
increase holli in (lesli and appetite was perceptible in one week, proving ft, to
be a mineral wafer of undoubted powerful tonic property. .Its peculiar adapt
ability to diseases originating from disorders of the kidneys, bladder and liver,
such as dropsy, Bright's disease, diabetes and urie acid calculi, and alt forms of
dyspepsia, rheumatism and gout, is lo he expected from the splendid analysis.
lt has been noted frequently that visitors before coming hero had to follow
every meal with some form of. corrective, or confine themselves entirely rio
predigested foods: soon discarded these entirely, being delighted to lind that
thc water alone-nature's own remedy-sufficed:
Of the many who drank this water this season for ten days consecutively,
not one hut experienced decided benefit and a -perceptible gain weight, varying
from two io live pounds. L 0. STEPHEN'S. M. I).
For rates and particulars, address
"Wliite Stone X^rtliis* Water; Co ,
WH1TK STOXN SPRINGS, S. C.
YOUNG MIEN, YOUNG WOMEN, WAKE UP
Prepare yourselves to meet the demand for Stenographers, typewriters
and bookkeepers. Write for catalogue of
M AC IMO AT'S BUSINESS COL LEG Bj Columbia, S. C.
W. H. Macfcat, official Cou rt Stenographer, President.
THE GUIGNARD BRICK WORKS,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Building and lie-Pressed Brick. Special shapes to order. ' El rb1 Proof Ter-'
ra Cotta Flue Linings. Prepared to lill orders for thousan ls or for millions.
Heintz & Sons Ice Cream - ,
Shipped on Short Notice to Any Part of the State, il.OJ.per Gallon.
HEINTZ M SONS,
287 and 241 King St;,
Charleston, S. C.
?GOLUMBI/\ LUMr3&? &.M'rG.-G?fc..'
SASH, DOORS, BL.INDS,INTERIOR FINISH, [MOULD
ING AND bUMBBR, ANY QUANTITY.
Columbia, 4S. G.
What Gov. Chamberlain Says. . ?
Ex-Governor Chamberlain, who has
spent-several months for his health
in Columbia, ano* who only recently
lift for a trip to Europe, wrote a long,
entertaining and instructive letter to
tlic Springlield Republican while in
Columbia on the negro question. He
declares that his further acquaintance
willi the negro shows that he. lias made,
little progress, and that if he had
the power now and could obtain con
trol of the government the same con
dition of lobbery, corruption and vice
would exist as lt did in the days of re- |
construction, lie thipks there may be 1
some hore for the negro, but taking
him all in all he is no more lit to exer
cise thc right of baTot now than'he
was just after the war. Thc Columbia
Rcord says Governor Chamberlain
is a competent juflge in ibis in
stance, because he was a beneficiary of
the suffrage given the negro in SuuLb
Carolina just after.the war, and he
realized then, in a few. years that a
great mistake had "bien made, aiid
his latest visit to ' thc Smith
further confirms him in his view.
In holding that thc lou rt ec nt i !
and ii I teen th ' amendments .should
never have been adopted, he de
clares that some of thc leaders may
have believed that they were insuring
that justice would be done thc negro
by passing them, but of his knowledge
thc amendments were passed purely
because of the greed of party power by
a great majority of the Republican
leaders. The North is rapidly coining
to realize what a stupendous error was
made, and it would not be surprising
if a strong movement would come
from that section for their repeal.
The New York Sun has already advo- i
cated that policy, lt is not too late'
yet to remedy, in a small degree, at'
least, that great wrong.
Tun Rainmore Sun must wont lo
get our colored ? follow citizens in
trouble, it says let a million of them,
bc so distributed around in thc towns '
of. Massachusetts as to constitute In
half of them a majority of thc popula
tion. Give them the right to vote
without waiting for them to learn tc
read their ballots: open, thc door .of
hope to them; put them in public.of:
lice: let them have charge of public"
affairs in proportion to their numeri
cal preponderance^ give them social
equality; lc' them swarm on the street
and railroad cars and lu the hotels
and restaurants; let them levy and
disburse taxes, although they have.no
property: let them take charge of the
public schools, although t hey cannot
read-in short, let them do ?in Massa
chusetts inst as Massachuset ts wa'nls
them to do in thc Smith. And then
let us see what our New i-ngland,
friends will think of race prejudice'.
The Columbia State says lumbermen !
of great experience estimate that
there arc now standing HIT,000,000-.
000 feet of yellow pine lumber -
enough to keep thc sawmills going, at
their present vate of culling, for thir
teen and three quarter years. And yet
wc are practically planting no pines.
Millions of acres of land lately covered
willi pine forests are lying Idle. Wo
are all for today: nothing for tomor
row. "What fools these mortals he!"
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Easy td keep in repair.
Light and very durable.
Waterproof and ordorless.
Not alieeted by change of tem
.Acid, and Alkali-proof.
Eire-resisting and oil-proof.
Vermin will not attack it.
All ready to lay.
Needs no painting or coating.
Will hot deteriorate wich age.
-WRITE ECU PRICES
LIME .& l-BIF.NT I
All classes building material,
CHARLESTON, S. O.
And Pity 'tis 'tis True
, Some good people buy iHlclr Paints
and. Varnishes, without first get
ting our prices on these lines.
Our prices and our goods, when
known, get the business.
Will you write? Wc can help
sil ?liif co.
Ulf, Plain St.,
Cohn).bia, S C.
lo rein rt v e
Kroc k I e s ,
a nd. I Mm pies
also as a
Money r c
I III ned if it
Adc. Triiil ^
i f n?t sold by your druggist, write
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t he most perfect sys
tem of home treat
ment-r.ver used. We
cure CmtoKic Dis
K A sics of both sexes.
We cansavo you time
trouble and money.
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