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We will not i
will not matt?F
The honey or the _
The summer days that we have known1
Will all forgotten be and flown;
The garden will be overgrown
Where now the roses fall.
A hundred years from now, dear heart,
We will not mind the pain.
Tho throbbing, crluisun tide of life
Will not have left a stain.
The song we sing together, dear,
The dream we dream together here,
Will mean no more than means a tear
' Amid a summer rain.
A hundred years from now, dear heart,
The grief will all be o'er.
The sea of care will surge in vain
Upon a careless shore.
These glasses we turn down today,
Here at the parting of the way,
We shall be wineless then as they,
And not mind it more.
A hundred years from now, dear heart,
We'll neither know nor care
What came of all life's bitterness,
Or followed love's despair.
Then fill the glasses up again
And kiss me through the rose-leaf rain;
We'll build one castle more In Spain
And dream one more dream there.
HAS FALLEN ON BLEEP.
The Pausing of tho Brilliant ami
Gentle Carl. McKinley.
Mr. Carlyle McKinley, chief editor
ial writer of The News and Courier,
died at two o'clock Wednesday morn
ing at his residence in Mount Pleas
Mr. McKinley was confined to his
home for more than a year, during
whloh time he suffered intensely,
which was especially the case during
the conclusion period of his illness and
death came as a great relief to him.
During his long Illness Mr. McKinley
exhibited remarkable patience, forti
tude and resignation, with always a
kind word and a pleasant smile, not
withstanding his great ailllctlon, Tor
those who gently administered to him.
He had hopes of ultimate recovery
from his trouble until he was ac
quainted some months ago with its
true character and told of its serious
nature, but with u truly Christian res
ignation he determined to meet the
end as calmly as his rapidly wasting
physical condition permitted and be
patiently awaited the summons.
The funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at 6 o'clock at the
First Presbyterian church in Charles
ton. Tile following gentlemen served
as pallbearers: Messrs. .lames Simons,
J. C. Hemphill, Ii. T. Bogan, Yates
Snowden, J.H. Marshall, George H.
Smith, W. H. Murphy, Frank 1'.
Cooper, Et. C. Richardson, G. H. Sass,
James S. Simons, R. V. Royal, W. A.
Leland, J. P. K. Bryan, G. M. Pluck
ney, R. H. Pinckney, .lames S. Mur
doch, Earl Sloan, T. R. Waring,
George F. von Kolnltv. and A. H. Gon
zales. The body was taken to Lexing
ton, Ga., for interment, leavlug Char
leston at ll o'clock Wednesday night
over the Southern railway accompan
ied by members of the family and
Maj. J. C. Hemphill.
Mr. McKinley was born in Ts'ewuau,
Ga., November 22, 1847. Ile was the
son of Charles G. McKinley and Fran
ces C. Jackson of Athens, Ga. His
mother's father was a professor in
-Franklin college in Georgia and after
oeing taught by private Instructors be
entered the Presbyterian Theological
seminary at Columbia, where he grad
uated In 1874. He taught school in Co
lumbia for some time and in 1875 he
became the correspondent to The
News and Courier, serving this paper
until 1879, when he went to Washing
ton as its correspondent. He continu
ed to act In this capacity until 1881
when he went to Charleston to accept
a position on the stall.
He was the author of "An Appeal
to Pharaoh," au argument for deport
ation of negroes to Africa which at
attacted much attentlou and which
tiist appeared anonymously and was
attributed to Henry W. Grady and
others, lt was warmly cum mended by
the late Slr Henry M. Stanly lu a
personal lette, to the author. Some of
his poems have been widely quoted.
He was a distant relative of the late
President McKinley. Mr. McKinley
married Elizabeth II. Bryce, daughter
of Campbell R. Bryce of Columbia,
May 18, 1870, who with three sons
and one daughter survive him.
BOGUS MONEY ORDERS.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany Defaulted by an Employee.
J. T. Laney, alias A. P. Standish,
formerly receiving clerk of the West
ern Union Telegraph company at Dal
las, Texas, was arrested at Atlanta
on Wednesday on a telegram from the
company in Dallas. The telegram
specified no charges, but Laney, who
ls under twenty years of age, admit
ted to the olllcers that he and a con
federate whose name he gave as
Black, alias Edmund Seaborn, had
stolen $1,100 on bonus telegrams.
According to Laney's story his father
ls now chief operator of the Western
Union company in Dallas. He ad
mitted that as receiving clerk he sent
bogus telegrams for money to a con
federate who traveled from city to
city. Laney was forced to leave llal
las about a month ago, since which
time he and his confederate have
traveled extensively over the country,
visiting St. Louis, Kansas City and
Baltimore, where they separated,
Laney coming then to Atlanta. From
here he sent a telegram to a young
woman in Dallas, which lcd to bis ar
A dispatch from Dallas, Texas,
says: An a tilda vit liled here by G.
M. Baker, local manager of the West
ern Union Telegraph company on Au
gust 12, alleges that during the previ
ous week J. T. Laney, a clerk, by co
operation with E. S. Black, conspired
to swindle the company and did se
cure from the company the sums of
8300, ?400 and ?400, aggregatin $1,
100, and that all traco of the offend
ers was lost. The scheme was this:
A young man entered the olllce at
Memphis and asked for $;ioo tele
graphed from Dallas for him. He
waa told that no such amount bad
been received, but a telegram to Dal
las conllrmed the deposit here of the
amount and the sum was delivered.
At St. Louis *40U was secured in the
same way and at Chicago the same
plan worked. At this end, when the
query was received Laney, it is al
leged, would inform the operators
that the amoic.c bad been deposited.
Ile made no record or entry on the
Wednesday a telegram from Laney
was received here for a young woman.
Her reply was sent and Instructions
given that detectives accompany the
messenger boy. Laney formerly lived
In Augusta and was widely known.
X?_JL ^ v/VT J. .?. Vf Al .
Mr. Morse Thinks Southern Farmers
Can Fix the Price
WHAT THE CHOP WILL REACH.
Ho Believes Tbat Eleven and a Quar
ter Million Bales is a Maxi
mum Eatimate For thin
In view of the world-wide interest
in the probable yield of cotton thia
, year and of the remarkably olose ap
proximation of last year's yield made
far in advance of the government's
estimate, by Mr. S. F. B. Morse, tbeu
a member of the lirm of Daniel J.
Sully & Co., Mr. Morse's estimate ol
the crop this year ls of unusual inter
est. Identified as Mr. Morse bac
been for many years with the fight
for fair prices for cotton, bis estimate
of a yield not exceeding ll,25O,00C
bales this year will command univer
sal attention. Data gathered by bim
last year were the foundation for the
bull campaign making possible the
vast additions to the income of south
ern farmers. For the data provec?
the great shortage of the crop, lu ac
interview published in this week's
Manufacturer's Record Mr. Morse
takes the position that excited specula
tion and appalling fluctuations are
not the best means for the attain
ment of fair prices to the grower, nis
contention uow ls that the south ls
able and ought, through the use ol
legitimate business methods, to secure
permanently fair prices from the
world's spinners for a product which
ls essentially a natural monopoly, in
his interview commenting . upon tbe
discussion by D. A. Tompkins, pub
lished last week, of the question
"how to maintain of a fair average
price for cotton," taken in connection
with a recent Interview as to cotton
conditions from a British standpoint,
Mr. Morse says:
Nt) MO KU STARVATION PRICES,
"The business brains of the south
have now within reach every neces
sary facility for the prevention of any
recurrence of starvation prices for
the south's great staple without hav
ing to invoke the aid ol' speculative
forces of any sort or kind. It is a
purely business proposition to deter
mine cotton values by averaging the
prices of preceding periods and esti
mating the Increased necessities of
the world. From a careful study of
statistics and a conservative estimate
of expansion in consumption, it is my
opinion that 10 rent? ppr pound ls the
minimum price the south should
make up its mind to take for Its cot
ton year in and year out so long as lt
holds a virtual monopoly in cotton
production. That this eau be doue
by a comprehensive warehouse system
and an abatement of existing evils in
handling is admitted by all business
men and bankers who have given to
this subject their honest, earnest
In view of the almost absolute ac
curacy of Col. Morses estimates of last
year's crop and of those of the three
preceeding years, he was asked to give
his views as to the crop now about te
be harvested, "lt is too early," ht
replied, "for any one to form a deli
ulte opinion. Any estimate made
now must necessarily be based on lox
pressions rather than upon opinions
though there are several condition:
surrounding the growing crop which
: have already become clearly apparent
to all careful observers. Notable
among these is the gradual deterlor
atlon in soil, the apparent degeneracy
of seed virility and the increasing ex
baustion of etllcient farm labor
Making the most moderate allowance
for the consequences of these three
elements of contraction, and leaving
other drawbacks out of the calcu
lation, a crop of eleven and one quar
ter million bales ls the maximum te
be expected. How far this maximum
may be reduced by unseasonable
weather, early frosts and the Increas
ing depredations of the boll weevil
and other insect enemies, it ls as yet
impossible to foretell.
"But, for the sake of argument, let
us figure on the possible maximum
not only for this season but for the
next two or three years, lt ls my
contention that, by virtue of a con
stant expansion in the world's re
quirements and the fact that there ls
no substitute for cotton, and in view
of the encroachment on manufactured
reserves due to recent short crops and
the exhaustion of reserve raw ma
terial, it would take every one ot
these eleven and one-quarter million
bales (i. e. the maximum crop) for at
least three seasons to restore, a normal
parity in the relation between raw
material and manufactured. In sup
port of this contention I may quote
from the tir.st of a series of articles on
the cotton requirements of Great
Britain now being published simul
taneously In the New York Times
and In the London Times the follow
' '1st. Stated In a single sentence,
the present position amounts to this:
The world's supply of cotton is no
longer equal to the world's demand.
" '2nd. The estimated yearly In
crease in the demand ls put at from
loo.ouo to 500,000 bales, and not only
is tlie present production inadequate,
but in another ten years an additional
5,000,000 bales may be required.
Lancashire's shortage for the last
year or two may be put at 1,000,000
"-For the foregoing reasons, coupled
with the fact that the south is In a
position of greater independence than
heretofore for the exercise of a sound
discretion In marketing the coming
crop, with means at hand for holding
whatever cotton lt may be consid?r?e'
I desirable to keep olf thc market, my
deliberate conclusion ls that the south
is abundantly able and ought to lix
as the mimlraum price for the lirst
muvoment of this season's cotton 10
cents a pound. By doing this our
planters, merchants and bankers will
be In a position to get the benelit of
any rise due to climatic or other con
ditions which may be developed while
the crop ls being picked.
.. MI luvoHtiKatu.
A dispatch from Atlanta, Ga., says
on Ills return from St. Louis, Gov.
Joseph M. Terrell held a confe rence
with Sampson W. Harrison, adjutant
general of Georgia, in which the re
cent Statesboro lynching was dis
cusser!. The conference terminated
with the appointment of a court of
inquiry to investigate the conduct of
the militia from which the mob took
the prisoner. The court is composed
of the following gentlemen: Col. A.
R. Lawton (retired) of Savannah,
president; Col. W. IO. Woten or Al
bany, Lieut. (Jed. W. W. Barker of
Atlanta, Maj. R. L. Wyly of Thomas
ville and Capt. Warren G rice of Haw
klnsvllle. After the appointment of
Ibis court Gov. Terrell Issued a state
STRANGE BEA STORY.
Abandonod Vessel Frees Itself from
Reefs and Drifts to an Island.
A strange story ot the sea of a de?
serted vessel sailing about with not a
soul aboard comes from Sydney, Aus
The British bark Dumfriesshire,
willie hound from Dunedlin, New
Zealand, to Nohoue, on the west coast
of New Caledonia, to load a cargo of
nickel ore struck a reef the early part
of -J uly.
Thc vessel was under full sall at
the time she hit one of the submerged
coral reefs abounding in that danger
ous locality. Captain Taylor and bis
crew of eighteen men considered the
situation such a perilous one that it
was resolved to abandon the vessel be
fore she sank. Accordingly the crew
made their way ashore to the Island
during the night, taking such effeota
and clothing as they could. When
daybreak came the vessel bad disap
peared from view.
"She has foundored and gone to the
bottom," declared the captain, and be
and the orew gave devout thanks for
having left the vessel in time to save
their lives. Subsequently a passing
steamer was hailed and responded to
shoals of distress.
The crowd of castaways was taken
aboard, and all hands were positive
in their declaration that the Dum
friesshire had gone to the bjttom the
master of the steamer made no fur
ther search for the wrecked craft, but
proceeded on bis course. The true
fate of the missing vessel subsequent
ly was learned.
Dubing the night that the captain
and crew abandoned the supposed
sinking craft the vessel gradually
worked her way off the reef. She had
not been damaged to any serious ex
tent by striking ttiereef, so when the
rising tide caine up and the wind
shifted the vessel slipped oil the reef
easily, as If a band of tugs had drawn
her. The vessel then started on a
voyage on her own hook. She sailed
Ufty miles arouud the island and li nal
ly came to a safe anchorage at a place
called Peum. A white settler uoticed
a strange and unexpected vessel bear
ing down upou his little Island. The
craft seemed to navigate in an odd
way; certainly whoever was handling
her did so in a way that the Bettler
had never seen before.
When the vessel all but went
aground he decided/ that some crazy
sort of an Individual was running the
craft. The settler went out to the
vessel, and to his astonishment saw
that the craft was completely desert
ed. He appreciated the opportunity,
iiowever. for he at once let go both
ancho.s and claimed lier as a prize.
The craft is an ironbark of 1,2(12
1 tons gross and was built in 1877. She |
ts valued at about ab about 875,000.
The new owner of the beat is walting
for people to come along and pay him
salvage ou the prize that was literally
Heated to his fi ont door.
! DEMOCRATS CONFIDENT.
Hoke Smith Declaren That Parker's
> Chancea Improve Daily,
s The Atlanta Journal says Hoke
) Smith, former secretary of the lu
i terlor, bas just returned from a trip
? to the east. Mr. Smith spoke in the
J birough of Queens in answer to a
? speech of Secretary Shaw, made a
, short time before. The New York
i papers were enthusiastic over Mr.
i Smith's presentation of the Demo
t> eratic idea, and such leading papers
? as the Brooklyn Eagle, New York
. World, New York Times and others
' editorially approved his speech. Mr.
? Smith visited Judge Parker, whom be
. has long known Intimately, and says
J that the judge is in the best of health
i and spirits and feels confident that
: the people ?if the country cannot fall
? to endorse the sensible, clear, and
- constitutional platform set forth by
) the Democracy.
i Mr. Smith is very jubilant over
! Democratic prospects, and among the
? encouraging things lie says:
I "Judge Parker is receiving loads ol'
i letters every day from Republicans
voluntarily proffering their support.
They say that they desire to returu
? to a government of thc fathers, a
government administered In accor
! dance with the law of the land and
Speaking of New Jersey Mr. Smith
says that the Democratic managers
; are confident of their ability to carry
it for Parker and Davis.
Mr. Smith talked with Chairman
Taggart and ls certain of Mr. Tag
garts ability to i'.arry indiana. Mr.
Taggart says if ne don't carry Indiana
he will quit politics forever. Mr.
' Smith feels more confident about the
result than he lias since 18H2. and
"If we don't win this time 1 am
the worse fooled man in the world.
Thc conditions are very similar lo
those of 18112, and all the regular
Democrats of the country as well as
the Independents are against Roose
velt. The independent press ls unani
mous for Parker: the independent vot
ers are ul i for Parker; the happily re
united Democracy is a unit for Par
ker; Tammany ls enthusiastic for
Parker; and 1 cannot see for him a
Took Him i'or an Olllcer.
The Augusta Chronicle says A.
Bishop, a farmer living just outside
of Rebecca, Ga., was shot through the
abdomen by a negro Tuesday night
while on a moving train of the Atlan
tic and Birmingham, and it ls believed
that he will die of his injuries. Mr.
Bishop boarded the train at Rebecca
for Cordele about 8 o'clock and took
one of the front seats of the middle
car and was talking to the newsboy
about a robbery at Fitzgerald that
had just occurred. Mr. Bishop said
that the robbery bad been the work
of a negro and that he knew him.
He then give the newsboy a descrip
tion of the negro. Just ahead was
the negro coacb and both the door of
this coach and that occupied by Mr.
Bishop were open at t he time of the
conversation and the description was
heard by one of the negro passengers.
Mr. Bishop had not concluded lils de
scription when one of the negroes in
the coach shot him through thc ab
domen. Mr. Bisiiop hurriedly pulled
lils gun and fired at the negro, but lt
is not known whether or not he hit
him. The negro immediately after
the shooting, jumped from the mov
ing train and made h s escape. *
A special from Cleburn, Texas, sayi:.
Pour children were drowned.Thursday
evening by the capsizing of a boat In
Hie Brazos river, neftr Acton, Hood
county. The dead: ': John Franklin,
aged ll?; Kltt Fraulein, aged 10; Joe
Franklin, aged s;/fB. F. Goodman,
aged 12. There viere six boys In the
boat at the time of the disaster. The
boat struck a :<fiag and turned over.
Two boys, naries unknown, swam
ashore. The bddies of the victims
Ot the New York American Qivei
Parker Big Gr?n.
WATSON MAKES FOOE SHOWING.
CanvuuB or Over Hoven Hundred
Votera Shown That the Donni
erato Are Flocking Back
to Tho Party.
During three days last week The
New York American took a straw,
vote in New York on the Presidential
elections. A canvass of 774 voters waa
made. They are representative, and
the result shows some interesting
facts, the most significant being that
the Democrats who bolted Bryan in
1000 are coming back to Parker, and
that laboring men show a growing fa
voritism toward Watson and Debs.
People in all the walks of life were
seen. Wall street sentiment was test
ed by means of a canvass of the Broad
Exchange building. On Sunday re
porters saw members cf the Central
Federated Union at their meeting.
Saturday afternoon 400 persons cross
ing Brooklyn Bridge gave their choice
for President, and Monday at the noon
hour a canvas was mude of the em
ployes of the Uneeda Biscuit factory.
COMPARED WITH 1900.
Effort was made to get the vote of
1900 and the contemplated changes.
In the Broad Exchange Building
Judge Parker makes heavy Inroads
into the McKinley column of 1900.
The same ls true as to the voters who
daily cross the Bridge. Among the la
boring people Parker does not com
I mariel the full Bryan strength, but
Roosevelt does not reap a correspond
I lng advantage. The laboring men
think kindly of Debs, and Tom Wat
son's speech and platform are also
winning favor with them.
lu the Broad Exchange building, of
the 14;"i lawyers, brokers and Stock
Exchange men seen, 20 in 1900 voted
for Bryan. Parker will get 03 of this
number, Roosevelt 81 and Watson 1.
Fifty have changed from McKinley to
Parker. Two of the Broad Exchange
Bryan men will vote for Roosevelt.
One of the Bryan men will vote for
Roosevelt, he says, because "Roose
velt ls nearer the 'common people'
than Parker and his crowd." The
I Parker men who were McKinley men
in 1900, many of them say, are mere
ly coming back to the regular Democ
One Broad Exchange member said
he believed Roosevelt would bring
about trouble In the South if re-elect
ed. Another said he feared the Presi
dent would Involve us in a war with a
foreign country and another said be
would vote for Parker because he be
lieved in the "law and the Consti
tution as against bluster and the big
TUE UKOAI) EXCHANGE VOTE.
For McKinley. 125
For Bryan. 20
For Roosevelt.'... 81
For Parker. 03
For Watson .1. 1
Changed from McKinley to Parker ."?0
Changed from Bryan to Roosevelt, 2
Many members of the Cent ^fed
erated Union refused to say ? \thpy
voted in.1900, but of toe ft .lien been,
17 said they voted for McKinley, but
4 of these will not vote for Roosevelt.
Of the 37 who voted for Bryan, Park
er will lose 10. Seven change from
McKinley to Park r and two change
from Bryan to Roosevelt. Thlrseen
leave Bryan for Debs, ano of the Bry
an men Watson gets 8.
(Jue of the workingmen changing
to Roosevelt said: "I like Teddy.
He. has a sympathy for the working
man. He ls warmhearted, and that's
what I like."
Tlie other laboring man wno leaves
Bryan for Roosevelt said: "Roose
velt or Parker will be president. Be
tween the two I prefer Roosevelt.
Personally 1 am for Debs, but our day
ls not yet."
The Debs men as a rule said they
were for him because plutocracy do
minates both the greater parties, and
he stoo? for personal liberty and
equality of all before the law.
CENTRAL KED Ell ATE D ll N ION VOTE.
Changed from McKinley to Parker. 7
Changed from Bryan to Roosevelt.. 2
Changed from Bryan to Debs.13
Changed from Bryan to Watson. .. 8
IUSCU1T WOKKEKS POLLED.
Among the employes of the Uneeda
Biscuit Company Roosevelt falls short
of the McKinley vote and Parker
shows a slight lead over the Bryan
vote of 1900. Watson gets eight of
the Bryan men and Roosevelt two.
Barker catches six of the McKinley
men of 1900.
VOTK IN IU8UUIT KACTOUY.
For Roosevelt. 30
For Watson. 8
For Debs. 5
Changed from McKinley tx) Barker, li
Changed from Bryan to Roosevelt.. 2
Changed from Bryan to Watson.. .. 8
COLL OF IIKOOKLYN UKI DOH.
The Brooklyn Bridge poll ls a rep
resentation of the great army that
daily crosses that structure. Barker
there makes heavy gains. Of the 430
persons declaring themselves Parker
leads Roosevelt by 38 votes. These
same people In 1900 gave McKinley a
majority of 224. The change ls due
to the return of Democrats who bolted
In 1900. Fifteen of the 103 who
voted for Bryan In 1900 will have none
of Barker. One of these, a bookkeeper
In a wholesale clothing house, said,
"Roosevelt believes In the people, and
is to my mind nearer Jelfersonlan
Democracy than Barker."
"I have voted the Republican ticket
four times," said a Brooklyn lawyer,
"but 1 am against Roosevelt because
he acts without regard lo the legisla
tion nf judicial department of the
IIHOOKLYN UKI DU K VOTE,
For McK ?uley.327
For Roosevelt. . - 19 1
For Watson. 4
Jhaugcd from McKinley to Bark
Changed from Bryan to Roosevelt.. .15
K?K&EB r GS HUE, BEE.
Death Penalty Enforced Friday on a
Negro In Plelcens.
The Pickens correspondent of The
State says Henry Jones, the negro
murderer of Constable Columbus
Jones, who was hanged Friday went
upon the death trap a few minutes
after 11 o'clock, and before the plac
ing of the death cap upon the doomed
man the usual opportunity was given
bim to make a statement.
Jones avowed his readiness for
heaven and beseeched everybody to
meet him up there. He warned his
race against the possession and use of
lire arms. Fully 1,2G0 people, outside
the walls of the building, listened
willi bated breath at the last words
of the man soon to be hurled into
eternity. At the conclusion of his
confession he chose to pray, and hav
ing prayed for some time, and seem
ingly drawing to a conclusion, Sheriff
McDaniel descended tile steps, one of
which, as the sheriff stepped upon it,
sprung the death trap, and in the
twinkling of an eye the reek of the
wretched negro was broki n and soon
ids life had goue out.
Tue prisoner's mother did not visit
him on his fatal day and lie was buri
ed at the expenses of the country. In
the vast crowd that assembled ut the
jill there were not more than 50 ne
Sherill McDaniel and the people of
Piclcens generally feel relieved that
Hie execution is over and not the
slightest trouble arose, although
some threats had been made by the
negroes In the past few days. Sherill
McDaniel did not take Diem seriously,
though he took the pn caution to
telegraph the governor Tuesday for a
company of State militia. This was
not thought necessary by the gover
nor, who instead requested the sheriff
to deputize enough trusty men to see
that the law was carried out.
lt has been authoritatively learned
here Friday afternoon that a military
cumpany in Greenville Friday night
remained in their armory ready to
move at a moment's notice and could
have been transported to Pickens in
less than an hour's time. Heavy
guards were placed at the ?ail Thurs
day night and the dispensary was
closed until Friday af terni on and the
vast crowd had left for home.
Jones' crime was the killing of Co
lumbus Jones near Easley. The lat
ter, a young wbite man of excellent
character and a magistrate's constable,
went to the negro's house to arrest
him. Henry Jones, on the arrival of
the constable, shot him and lied. He
was arested some days later in Spar
tauburg county and on account of the
xcitement In Pickens county hel
cmporarily In Spartanburg.
September Weather Records.
The following data covering a pe
riod of 17 years have been complied
from the weather bureau records at
Columbia. They are issued to show the
conditions that have prevailed during
the month of September fur the above
period of years, but must not be con
strued as a forecast of the weather
conditions of the coming month.
Temperature -mean or normal tem
perature, 7f> degrees. The warmest
month was that of 1!>U0, with an ayer-'
age of 79 degrees. The coldest month
was that of 1888, with an average of
(12 degrees. The highest temperature
was 104 degrees on September 18.
189G. The lowest temperature was 42
degrees on September 30, 1888. The
earliest date on which "killing" frost
occurred In autumn, October 19, 1890.
Average riate on which tirst "killing"
frost occured In autumn, November
8th. Average date on which lust "kil
ling'' frost occurred In spring, March
23rd. The latest date on which last
"killing" frost occurred in spring,
April lu, 1899.
Precipitation (rain or melted snow)
Average fur the month, 4.12 inches.
Average number of days with .01 of an
inch or more, 8. The greatest month
ly precipitation was 7.0!* inches in
1890. The least monthly precipitation
was 0.5U inches in 1887. The greatest
amount of precipitation recorded in
any 24 consecutive hours was 4 !)0 in
ches on September 17 17. 1901. The
greatest amount of snowfall recorded
in any 24 consecutive hours (record
extending to winter of 1884-8? ouly)
Clouds and Weather-Average num
ber of clear days, Kl; partly cloudy
days, 10; cloudy days, 7.
Wind the prevailing winds have
been from the northeast. The average
hourly velocity of the wind ls 8 miles
per hour. The highest velocity of the
wind was 53 miles from the southwest
on September .'10th, 1!)02.
Slipped Into the Sea.
The Charleston c. respondent of
The State says a section of the front
beach on Sullivan's Island, extenniug
over an area of 100 feet by lf>0 feet,
was washed away at 4 o'clock Friday
morning, leaving an excavation bf 30
to f?U feet deep. The landslide oc
cuired in front of the Pringle and
Moises houses, the cave-in reaching
within 2f> feet of the residences.
With the extension of a few more feet,
tile residences might have been
wrecked and lives lost and Injured
during the hours of night, when the
inmates of the houses were all as'eep.
The cave in ls supposed to have leen
caused by the currents washing away
the beach. The point of the Island
where the cave in occurred is next to
the jetties, the narrowest part of the
channel. The constant swirling of
the warter between the stone gril
lages, which are on each side of the
place that was washed out, probably
undermined the beach and caused the
landslide. A small boat which was
high and dry on the beach has been
lost, swept Into the vor tex and car
ried probably down the coast. A
similar washout, but not as large, oc
curred a few years ago. The cave-in
has caused much excitement among
the nervous people on the island, who
are fearing other landslides.
She Wu M Disappointed.
Hecause her husband refused to
alluw her to enter their year-old child
in the baby show at Savin Kock last
week, Mrs. Frederick Schotte attemp
ted to end her life on Friday night by
taking poison. She was very proud
af her baby and was sure to win a
handsome prize. Prodding over ber
llsappolntmont, she took poison.
Physicians saved ber life.
A Cave lu.
A cave-in occurred on the Knoxville
iud Augusta branch of the Southern
railway Wednesday afternoon at a
point where workmen wore excavating
'or the foundation of a bridge pier at
Little River, Tenn. A heavy freight
[.rain bad just passed over the point
md this no doubt caused the earth to
jive way. Six men were burled of
ivlrom two were killed and four In
? ? 1
A LETTES ?MOU HUG II IN,
How He Would Have Hottled tho
American Bl a vu question.
It ls sometimes Interesting to hark
baek a few decades and bring baok
some of the forgotten episodes of the
great War Betweeu the States. The
recently published letters of John
Ruskin, the great English writer and
tritio, reveal some of his Ideas about
the gigantic struggle that was going
on this side the water. The letters
were written to Charles Elliott Norton
of Boston and tne following ls a good
"The miserablest idiocy of the
whole has been your mixing up a fight
for dominion (the most Insolent and
tryannical, and the worse conducted,
in all history) with a sol distant fight
for liberty. If you want the slaves to
be free, let their masters go free ilrst,
in God's name. If they don't like to
be governed by you, let them govern
themselves. Then, treating them as
a stranger State, if you like to Bay,
'You shall let that black fellow go or'
-etc., as a brave boy would tight
another for a fag at Eton-do so; but
you know perfectly well no fight could
be got up on those terms; and that
this fight ls part!y, for money, partly
(as those wretched lrlsb whom you
have inveighed Into ifct-how) for wild
anarchy aud the devil's cause and
crown every where. ' As for your pre
cious proclamation (emancipation)
'A gift of that which Is not to be
By all the assembled pc wera of earth
"if I had lt there-there's a fine north
wind blowing, aud I would give it to
tbe Hist boy I met to Hy lt at his
This was written in 1803, and while
the issues of that day are now almost
ancient history it is interesting to
southern people tn recall bow one of
tin: most eminnet English scholars and
thinkers regarded the position taken
by the north, and what he thought of
the proclamation of emancipation.
There were many great men in Eng
land who thought as Rusk lu did,
though they did not at all times ex
press themselves in such plain lang
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS
No Mutcrlal dianne In Averpjr**
Condition of Cotton.
The following ls Section Director
Bauer's weekly crop bulletin:
The week ending 8 a. m., August
22d, had a mean temperature of 80
degrees, which is also the normal for
the week; there was a slight deficiency
in temperature on the coast. The
extremes were a minimum of ?9 at
Batesburg on the loth, and maximum
of tit) at Batesburg, Blackville and
Bowman on several dates. The sun
shine averaged about t>5 per centum
of the possible and was very beneficial
after the recent cloudy weather, nail
and high winds did considerable dam
age locally on the 15th, from Aiken
county westward to Oconee, and in
Williamsburg; also in Georgetown on
There were quite general showers
mostly in the form of thunderstorms
on the loth and 19th, with heavy rain
locally In nearly every part of the
State, and there were occasional light
showers on other dates except the last
two of the week, which were practical
ly wi11 mut rain. Lands and crops
were damaged in a few places, but
generally this week's precipitation
was not unfavorable, although a week
of dry weather would prove beneficial.
The average precipitation was below
normal, with, however, excessive
amounts in localities scattered over the
The genera) condition of corn is
slightly better than heretofore, and
the weather enabled considerable fod
der to be saved from old corn; all
reports on youug corn continue favor
able so that a good crop ls practically
There is no material change In the
average condition of cotton, for while
on sandy lands it continues to shed
excessively and rust is spreading, the
plants are turning yellow and are dy
ing in places, and in many places have
ceased to fruit, on red lauds there is
a marked improvement in fruitage
and growth, though the weed is too
large on clay lands generally and some
lields have become foul, and while the
bottom crop is light, the middle crop
ls heavy. Bolls have begun to open
in the southeastern couuties and some
cotton has been picked, but picking
will not be general in those sections
until about September 1st. Sea-island
cotton ls blooming profusely and ls
Tobacco curing ls practically finish
ed. Tho crop was very satisfactory
one. Early rice is ready to harvest
and late ls heading; the crop has im
proved and ls now an average one, or
better. Peas, pastures and late gar
dens are doing well. All minor crop
are very satisfactory. A heavy rain
damaged truck in the Georgetown dis
trict, while in the Charleston district
more rain would be beneficial. There
is every indication of heavy yields of
all kinds of forage crops. Late fruit
is rutting extensively._ *
Cotton ?H Hint;.
lt is said that probably never since
the Civil War has there been such suf
fering as now exists in Old England
and New England among cotton
operatives and manufacturers. The
New Orleans Picayune says: "There
have been many years when English
spinners have reaped great profits
from the low price of American cot
ton, while at the same time Ameri
can producen who had the cotton to
sell were driven to desperation. Now
the hoot is on the other leg, and tho
conditions are reversed. The foreign
spinners suffer because of the high
prices, due to consumption outstrip
ping production, and producers are
reaping the benefit of thc enhanced
value of the'r product.
Of course, posent strained con
ditions will disappeur and the vari
ous branches of tile trade will readjust
their relations with each other. The
Increase in consumption will stimu
late production, and In course of time
the supply will again equal the de
mand, and with the backward swing
of the pendulum the other extreme
will be reached and overproduction
will again give spinnt ra an advantage
over producers. There ls, therefore,
no reason to feel any too much cob
cern.over the present dis' ress of Brit
ish spinners." We do not believo
that cotton will ever go below the
cost of production again as it did a
few yeats ago, unless some business
depression -that occurred then occurs
again. Under normal conditions of
business we do not believe that the
Soul l? can produce a cotton crop large
enough to depress the price of the
staple below a living figure.
IT IS charged that the expense of
the Populist side show will be paid by
the managers of the Republican cir
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Joinu tho Republicans.
Frank Jamos, ex Confederate, ex
bandit and lifelong Democrat, suys
the New York World, at Indepen
dence, Mo., In his address to the sur
viving members of Quantrell's band of
brush lighters, exploded a political
bomb which all but disrupted the
meeting. Not only did the bandit
renonuce allegiance to the Demo
cratic party, but to bis own uatlve
state as well, which was considered
hythe war-scarred veterans as little
less than treason.
Had not some of his friends forcibly
pushed him from the crowd, the court
house yard in thu Independence might
have heen the scene of a conllict re
calling border days.
lt bas been known among his
friends that since the Missouri legisla
ture four years ago refused to elect
James door-keeper of the lower bouse
be has been sere over the defeat.
Holding his hands above his beal
Wednesday, he shouted to the old
time Quantrell fellowers:
"1 have been in Ohio, Pennsylvania
and other states we had learned to
hate because they gave birth to the
Federal troops we hated so well, and
their people have treated me like a
man. Hut here In Missouri, among
my own people 1 am unhonored.
"Then why should 1 not turn to
the belief of tho people who have in
my declining years proved my friends.
J am an ex-Confederate and an ex
guerilla, boys, but I am no longer a
Democrat. This year I vote the
straight Republican ticket from
Roosevelt down the line, thc same as
the people will vote it who have been
my friends in Ohio, Pennsylvania and
So deep was the wound that James
indicted on the veterans that when
the old followers of Quantrell held
their annaul election or oflleers later,
they refused to honor the ex-band lt
with the title of captain.
limited in WauliliiKtoit.
John W. Hurley, of Washington
the negro in whose case the president
declined to Interfere recently, was
hanged Friday in the district jail.
Hurley's crime was committed about
a years ugo, his victim being a little
four-year-old girl named Ella Turner.
An application was made to the presi
dent to commute the sentence of
Hurley to imprisonment for life, it be
ing alleged that the prison ir was of
mind so weak as to be Irresponsible
for his crime. Attorney General
Moody investigated the case and re
ported to the president fully as to the
facts. In rejecting the application
for commutation of Hurley's sentence,
President Roosevelt ordered the carry
ing out of the court's sentence and
stated his belief that quick j jstlce In
cases like Hurley's would lessen lynch
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