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?i&r ln .. -fa
wiiundred vean? .
We will not i-?inlrll n
It will not mattere?ll
The honey or thtPP*
The summer days that we have known
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.
The throbbing, crimson tide of life
Will not have left a stain.
The song we sing together, dear,
The dream we dre- ni together here,
Will mean no mor unan 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 surgfe 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
W hat came of all life's bitterness,
Or followed love's despair.
Then All 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 Passing ot tho Brilliant and
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 conlined to bis
home for more than a year, during
which 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 alliiculon, 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 se rlous
nature, but with a truly Christian res
ignation he determined to meet the
end as calmly as his rapidly wasting
physical condition permitted and he
patiently awaited the summons.
The funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at (i o'clock at tbe
First Presbyterian church in Charles
ton. The following gentlemen served
as pallbearers: Messrs. James Simons,
J. C. Hempblll, It. T. Logan, Yates
Snowden, J. ll. Marshall, George il.
Smith, W. H. Murphy, Frank 1'.
Cooper, ll. C. Richardson, G. IL Sass,
James S. Simons, R. V. Royal, W. A.
Leland, J. P. K. Bryan, C. M. Pinck
ney, R. IL Pinckney, James S. Mur
doch, Earl Sloan, T. R. Waring,
George E. von Kolnltz and A. 10. Gon
zales. The body was taken to Lexing
ton, Ga., for Interment, leaving Char
leston at ll o'clock Wednesday night
over the Southern railway accompan
ied by members of the family and
Maj. J. C. Ilemphill.
Mr. McKinley was born in Newman,
Ga., November 22, 1847. Ile was thc
son of Charles G. McKinley and Frau
ces C. Jackson of Athens, Ga. Uh
mother's father was a professor lt
-Franklin college in Georgia and aftei
o?ing taught by private Instructors lu
entered the Presbyterian Theologioa
seminary at Columbia, where he grad
uated In 1874. lie taught school lu Co
lumbla for some time and in 1875 be
became the correspondent to Tin
News and Courier, serving this papei
until 1879, when he went to Washing
ton as its correspondent, lie continu
ed to act in this capacity until 1881
when he went to Charleston to accept
a position on the staff
He was the author of "Au Appeal
to Pharaoh, " an argument for deport
ation of negroes to Africa which at
attacted much atcentiou and which
Hist appeared anonymously and was
attributed to Henry W. Grady and
others. It was warmly commended by
the late Sir Henry M. Stanly lu a
personal letter 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 IL Bryce, daughter
of Campbell R. Bryce of Columhla,
May 18, 187(1, who with three sous
and one daughter survive him.
BOGUS MONEY ORDERS.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany Defaulted dy an ICmployee.
J. T. Lauey, alias A. P. Standish,
formerly receiving clerk of the West
ern Union Telegraph company at Dal
las, Texas, was arreste'l 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 otllcers 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. Ile ad
mitted that ns receiving clerk he sent
bogus telegrams for money to a con
federate who traveled from city to
city. Laney wes forced to loa ve Dal
las about a month ago, since which
Mme 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 led to his ar
A dispatch from Dallas, Texas.
Bays: An allldavlt tiled herc 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
?300, $400 and $400, aggregatin $1,
100, and that all trace of the offend
ers was lost. The scheme was this:
A young man entered the olllce at
Memphis and asked for $:i00 tele
graphed from Dallas for him. ile
was told that no such amount had
been received, hut a telegram to Dal
las confirmed the deposit here of the
amount and the sum was delivered.
At St. Louis $100 was secured In the
same way and at Chicago the same
plan worked. At this end, when the
query was received Laney, lt is al
leged, would Inform the operators
that thc amount bad been deposited.
He 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 detect!vas accompany the
messenger boy. Laney formerly lived
in Augusta and was widely known.
TEN CENTS COTTON.
Mr. Horse Thinks Southern Farmers
Can Fix the Price
WHAT THE CHOP WILL BEACH.
Ho Believes That Cloven and a Quar
ter Million Balea la a Maxi
mum Estimate Por thia
In view of the world-wide interest
in the probable yield of cotton this
year and of the remarkably close ap
proximation of last year's yield made
far in advance of the government's
estimate, by Mr. S. F. B. Morse, then
a member of tbe tirm of Daniel J.
Sully & Co., Mr. Morse's estimate of
tbe orop tb is year is of unusual inter
est. Identified as Mr. Morse bad
been for many years willi the fight
for fair prices for cotton, bis estimate
of a yield not exceeding 11,250,000
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 proved
the great shortage of the orop. In an
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. His
contention now is that the south is
able and ought, through the use of
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 Britlbh standpoint,
Mr. Morse says:
NO MO lt H STARVATION PRIOBS.
"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 or speculative
forces of any sort or kind, lt 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 Btudy of
statistics and a conservative estimate
of expansion in consumption, it is my
opinion that 10 cents per pound ls the
minimum price the south should
make up it*? mind tn take for it? cot
ton year in and year out so long as lt
holds a virtual monopoly lu cotton
production. That this can be doue
by a comprehensive warehouse system
and an abatement of existing evils in
handling is admitted by all business
men aud bankers who have given to
this subject their honest, earnest
In view of the almost absolute ac
curacy ol Col. Morses estimates of last
, year's crop and of those of the three
prececding years, he was asked to give
I lils views as to the crop now about to
be harvested, "lt is too early," he
, replied, "for any one to form a deli
>. nitc opinion. Any estimate made
- now must necessarily h.* based on im
; pressions rather than upon oplniouB,
i though there are several conditions
r surrounding the growing crop which
; have already become clearly apparent
1 to all careful observers. Notable
? among these ls the gradual delerior
. ation in soil, the apparent degeneracy
? of seed virility and the increasing ex
: baustion of clllcient 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 is the maximum to
be expected. How far this maximum
may be reduced by unseasonable
weather, early frosts and the Increas
ing depredations of the boll weevil
aud other insect enemies, it ls as yet
impossible to foretell.
"Hut, for the sake of argument, let
us ligure 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 is
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 of
these eleven and one-quarter million
bales (i. e. the maximum crop) for at
least three seasons to restore a normal
parity iu the relation between raw
materia! and manufactured. In sup
port of this contention I may quote
from the lirst of a series of articles on
the cotton requirements of Great
Britain now being published simul
taneously In tile New York Times
and in. the London Times the follow
" Mst. Stated in a single sentence,
the present position amounts to this:
The world's supply of cotton ls no
longer equal to the world's demand.
" '2nd. The estimated yearly in
crease In Hie demand ls put at from
iou,ooo to not),ooo bales, and not only
is the present production inadequate,
but in another ten years an additional
;">,ouo,ooo 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 lu u
position of greater independence than
heretofore for the exercise of a souud
discretion in marketing the coming
crop, with means at hand for holding
whatever cotton lt may be considered
desirable to keep ol? the market, my
deliberate conclusion ls that the south
is abundantly able and ought to lix
as the mimlmum price for the lirst
movimiento* this season's cotton 10
cents a pound. By doing this our
planters, merchants and bankers will
be in a posit ion to get the benelit of
any rise due to climatic or other con
ditions which may be developed while
the crop ls being picked.
A dispatch from Atlanta, Ga., says
on his return from St. Louis, Gov.
Joseph M. Terrell held a conference
with Sampson W. Harrison, adjutant
general of (ieorgia, In which the re
cent Statcsboro lynching was dis
cussed. The conference terminated
with the appoint ment of a court of
Inquiry to investigate the conduct of
the militia from which thc mob took
thc prisoner. The court ls composed
of the following gentlemen: Col. A.
R. Lawton (retired) of Savannah,
president; Col. W. K. Wotcn of Al
bany, Lieut. Col. W. W. Barker of
Atlanta, Maj. lt. L. Wyly of Thomas
ville and Capt. Warren Grlce of Haw
klnsville. After the appointment of
this court Gov. Terrell issued a state
ment. * i
STRANGE BEA STORY.
Abandoned Vessel Frees Itself from
Reefs ?nd Drifts to an Island.
A strange story of the sea of a de
serted vessel Balling about with not a
soul aboard comes from Sydney, Aus
The British bark Dumfriesshire,
while bound from Dunedlln, New
Zealand, to Nohoue, on the west coast
of New Caledonia, to load a cargo of
nickel ore struok a reef the early part
Tho 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 suoh 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 suoh effects
and clothing as they could. When
daybreak came the vessel bad disap
peared from view.
"She has foundered and gone to the
bottom," declared the captain, and be
and the crew gave devout thanks for
having left the vessel in time to Bave
their lives. Subsequently a passing
steamer was hailed and responded to
signals of distress.
The crowd of castaways was taken
aboard, and all hands were positive
In their declaration that the Dum
friesshire had gone to thc b atom 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.
During thc night that the captain
and crew abandoned the supposed
sinking craft the vessel gradually
worked ber way off the reef. She had
not been damaged to any serious ex
tent by striking thereof, so when the
rising tide came up and the wind
shifted the vessel Blipped off the reef
easily, as if a band of tugs had drawn
her. The vessel then started on a
voyage on ber own hook. She sailed
tifty miles arouud the island and tinah
ly came to a safe anchorage at a place
called Peum. A white settler noticed
a strange aud unexpected vessel bear
ing down upon bis little Island. The
craft seemed to navigate in an odd
way; certainly whoever was handling
her did so in a way that the settler
had never seen before.
When the vessel all but went
aground he decided/ that some crazy
sort of an individual was running tbe
craft. The settler went out to the
vessel, and to his astonishment saw
that the craft was completely desert
ed. He appreciated the opportunity,
however, for he at once let go both
?incoo.s and claimed her as a prize.
Thc craft is an ironbark ci !,262
tons gross and was built in 1877. She
is valued at about at about 875,000.
The new owner of the beat is waltiug
for people to come along and pay him
salvage on the prize that was literally
Heated to his fi ont door.
Hoke Smith Declarer Timi Parker's
Gitaneen Improve Daily.
The Atlanta Journal says Hoke
Smith, former secretary of the In
terior, has just returned from a trip
to the cast. Mr. Smith spoke in the
borough of Queens In answer to a
speech of Secretary Shaw, made a
short time before. The New York
papers were enthusiastic over Mr.
Smith's presentation of? the Demo
cratic idea, and such leading papers
as the Brooklyn Eagle, New York
World, New York Times and others
editorially ap,-roved his speech. Mr.
Smith visited Judge Parker, whom be
has long known intimately, and says
that the judge is in the best of health
and spirits and feels contideut that
tbe people of the country cannot, fall
to endorse the sensible, clear, and
constitutional platform set forth by
Mr. Smith ls very jubilant over
Democratic prospects, and among the
encouraging things he says:
"Judge Barker is receiving loads of
letters every day from Republicans
voluntarily proffering their support.
They say that they desire tu ie turu
to a government of the fathers, a
government administered In accor
dance with t he 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 ts certain of Mr. Tag
garts ability to carry Indiana. Mr.
Taggart says if he don't carry Indiana
he will quit politics forever. Mr.
Smith feels more confident about the
result than he has since 1SD2, and
"If we don't win this lime I am
the worse fooled man in the world.
The conditions are very similar to
those of 1892, and all the regular
Democrats of the country fui well as
the Independents are against Roose
velt. The independent press is unani
mous for Barker: the independent vot
ers are all for Parker; the happily re
united Democracy is a unit for Bar
ker; Tammany ls enthusiastic for
Parker; and I cannot see for him a
Took Him for un Onlcer.
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 b d been the work
of a negro and that he knew him.
Ile then give the newsboy a descrip
tion of the negro. Just ahead was
the negro coach and both the door of
this coach and that occupied by Mr.
Bishop were open at the time of the
conversation and the description was
heard by one of the negro passengers.
Mr. Bishop had not concluded his de
scription when one of the negroes In
the coach shot him through the ab
domen. Mr. Bishop hurriedly pulled
his gun and tired at the negro, but it
is not known whether or not he hit
him. Tiie ne^ro Immediately after
the shooting, jumped from the mov
ing train and made h s escape. *
A special from Oleburn, Texas,says:
Pour children were drowned Thursday
evening by the capsizing of a boat In
the Brazos river, nejar Acton, Hood
county. The dead:.' John Franklin,
aged Hi; Kltt Fraulein, aged 10; Joe
Franklin, aged 8;/B. F. Goodman,
aged 12. There ytere six boys in the
boat at the tline??f the disaster. The
boat struck a :<jW and turned over.
Two boys, narwa unknown, swam
ashore. The bd3,e3 of the victims
were recovered, ft
A miriam ir/uiW
Oi the New Torie American Qi ve B I
Parker Big Gain.
WATSON MAKES POOR SHOWING.
?Jnnvn.ua or Over Hoven Hundred |
Voters Shows That thc Demo
crats Aro Flocking Back
tu The Party.
During three days last week The
New York American took a straw,
vote In New York on the Presidential
eleotiouB. A canvass of 774 voters was
made. They are representative, and
the result shows some interesting
facts, the most significant being that
the Democrats who bolted Bryati in
1900 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 tbe noon
hour a canvas was made of the em
ployes of the Uneeda BlEcult factory.
COMPARKD WITH 1?00.
Effort was made to get the vote or
11)00 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
dally cross the Bridge. Among the la
boring people Parker does not com
mand the full Bryan strength, but
Roosoyelt does not reap a correspond
ing advantage. The laboring men
think kindly of Debs, and Tom Wat
son's speech and platform are also
winning favor with thom.
lu the Broad Exchange building, of
the 145 lawyers, brokers and Stock
Exchange men seen, 20 in 1900 voted
for Bryan. Parker will get (i'd 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 hiB crowd." The
j 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
d. 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 BUOAD EXCHANGE VOTE.
For McKinley. 125
For Bryan. 20
For Roosevelt.'... 81
For Parker. 63
For Watson .1. 1
Changed from McKinley to Parker 50
Changed from Bryan to Roosevelt 2
Many members of the Cental-Fed
erated Union refused to say | \they
voted in.1900, but of tue i_ .nen seen,
17 said they voted for McKinley, but
.I of these will not vote for Roosevelt.
Of the :17 who voted for Bryan, Park
er will lose 10. Seven change from
McKinley to Park r and two change
from Bryan to Roosevelt. Thirteen
leave Bryan for Debs, and of the Bry
an men Watson gets 8.
One of the workingmen changing
to Roosevelt said: "I like Teddy.
Ile has a sympathy lor the working
man. Ile ls warmhearted, and that's
what 1 like."
Tile other laboring man wno lea vas
Bryan for Roosevelt said: "Roose
velt or Parker will be president. Be
tween the two 1 preter 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 stood for personal liberty and
equality of all before the law.
CKNTHAL K?DEKATEO UNION VOTK.
Changed from McKinley to Parker. 7
Changed from Bryan to Roosevelt.. 2
Changed from Bryan to Debs.Di
Changed from Bryan to Watson. .. 8
BISCUIT 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 or 1900. Watson gets eight or
the Bryan men and Roosevelt two.
Parker catches six of the McKinley
men of 19U0.
VOTE IN BISCUIT KA OTO lt V.
For Roosevelt. ?hi
For Watson. 8
For Debs. 5
[Changed from McKinley to Parker. (?
Changed from Bryan to Boosevelt.. 2
Changed from Bryan to Watson.. .. 8
roi.I. OK BROOKLYN Ult! DO E.
The Brooklyn bridge poll is a rep
resentation of the great army that
daily crosses that structure. barker
there makes heavy gains. Of the i'.iO
pei ..ons declaring themselves Parker
leads Roosevelt by .'i? 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 ror Bryan In 1900 will have none
or Parker, tine or these, a bookkeeper
In a wholesale clothing house, said,
"Roosevelt believes lu the people, and
is to my mind nearer Jeffersonian
Democracy than Parker."
"I have voted the Republican ticket
four times," said a Brooklyn lawyer,
"but 1 am against Roosevelt because
he acts without regard to the legisla
tion or Judicial department or the
BROOKLYN UKI DOK VOTE.
For Watson. 4
Changed from McKinley to Park
Changed from Bryan to Roosevelt.. A5
HANGED FOB ??UBDE3.
Death Penalty Enforced Friday on a
Negro In Picken?.
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 ll o'clock, and before the plac
ing of the death cap upon tho doomed
man tue usual opportunity was given
bim to make a statement.
Jones avowed bis readiness for
heaven and beseeobed everybody to
meet him up there. He warned his
race against the possession and use of
Ure arms. Fully 1,200 people, outside
the walls of tbe building, listened
with bated breath at the last words
of the man soon to be hurled into
eternity. At the conclusi?n of his
confession be chose to pray, and hav
ing prayed for some time, and seem
ingly drawing to a conclusion, Sheriff
McDaniel descended the steps, one of
which, as the sheriff stepped upon lt,
sprung the death trap, and in the
twinkling of an eye tbe t eek of tiie
wretched negro was broki n and soon
his life had gone out.
Toe prisoner's mother did not visit
him on his fatal day and he was buri
ed at the expenses of the country. In
the vast crowd that assembled at the
jkil there were not more than 50 ne
Sherill McDaniel and the people of
Pickens generally feel relieved that
the execution la over and not the
slightest trouble arose, although
some threats had been made by the
negroes in the past few days. Sheriff
McDaniel did not take them seriously,
though he took the pu caution to
telegraph tiie 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.
It has been authoritatively learned
here Friday afternoon that a military
company 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 au hour's time. Heavy
guards were placed at the ?all Thurs
day night and the dispensary was
closed until Friday af term on and the
vast crowd bad left for home.
Jones' crime was the killing of Co
lumbus Jones near Easley. The lat
ter, a young white 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 lu Spar
tanburg county aud ou account of the
xcitement in Pickens county bel
emporarily in Spartanburg.
Sept em tiri- Wrntlier K e cord M.
Tbe following data covering a pe
riod of 17 years have been com pt red
from the weather bureau records at
Columbia. They are Issued to show the
conditions that have prevailed during
the month of September for the above
period of years, but must not be con
strued as a forecast of tbe weather
conditions of the coming month.
Temperature -mean or normal tem
perature, 7f> degrees. The warmest
month was that of liioo, with an ayer
age of 79 degrees. The coldest month
was that of 1888, with an average of
(52 degrees. The highest temperature
was 104 degrees on September 18.
189(J. The lowest temperature was 42
degrees on September 30, 1888. Tire
earliest date on which "killing" frost
occurred In autumn, October 19, 1896.
Average date ou which lirst "killing"
frost occured in autumn, November
8th. Average date on which bsb "kil
ling" frost occurred in spring, March
2:ird. The latest date un which last
"killing" frost occurred in spring,
April 10, 1899.
Precipitation (rain or melted snow)
Average for the month, 4.12 inches.
Average number of days with .01 of an
inch or more, 8. The greatest month
ly precipitation was 7.09 inches lu
1890. The least monthly precipitation
was O.oti inches in 1887. The greatest
amount of precipitatiou recorded in
any 24 consecutive hours was 4 90 in
ches on September 17 17, 1901. The
greatest amount of snowfall recorded
in any 24 consecutive hours (record
extending to winter of 1884 8.7 only)
Clouds and Weather-A verage num
ber of clear days, 13; partly cloudy
days, 10; cloudy days, 7.
Wind the prevailing winds have
been from the uortheast. The average
hourly velocity of the wind is 8 miles
per hour. The highest velocity of the
wind was 53 miles from the southwest
on September 30th, 1902.
Slipped Into the Se?.
The Charleston correspondent of
The State hays a section of the front
beach on Sullivan's Island, extending
over an area of 100 feet by 150 feet,
was washed away at 4 o'clock Friday
morning, leaving an excavation of 30
to 50 leet deep. The landslide oc
curred in front of the Pringle and
Moises houses, the cave-in reaching
within 2,"> feet of the residences.
With tiie extension of a few more feet,
thp residences might have been
wrecked and lives lost and injured
during the hours of night, when the
inmates of the bouses were all as'eep.
The cave In is supposed to have teen
caused by the currents washing away
the beach. The point of the Island
where the cave in occurred is next to
tim. jetties, the narrowest part of the
channel. The constant swirling of
the warier 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 vortex 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-. Disappointed.
Because her husband refused to
allow 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
of her baby and was sure to win a
handsome prize. Proodlng over her
disappointment, she took poison.
Physicians saved lier life.
A Cave In.
A cave-in occurred on the Knoxville
aud Augusta branch of the Southern
ballway Wednesday afternoon at a
point where workmen were excavating
for the foundation of a bridge pier at
Little Uiver, Tenn. A heavy freight
train had just passed over the point
and this no doubt caused the earth to
give way. Six men were burled of
whom two were killed and four in-1
AT -p rp rn -DD -on nu TiTinvrw
How He Would Have Settled tho
American Slavo question.
It ls sometimes Interesting to hark
back a few decades and bring back
some of the forgotten episodes of tbe
(treat War Between the States. The
recently published letters of John
Ruskin, tbe great English writer and
tritio, reveal some of his ideas about
the glgantlo struggle that was going
on this side the water. The letters
were written to Charles Elliott Norton
of Boston and tiie following is a good
i sample: *
"The mise rabies t Idiocy of the
whole has been your mixing up a ?ght
for dominion (the most Insolent and
tryanuical, and the worse cjnducted,
In all history) with a sol distant fight
for liberty. If you want the slaves to
be free, let their masters go free first,
In God's name. If they don't like to
be governed by you, let them govern
themselves. Then, 'treating them as
a straugor State, If you like to say,
'You shall let that black fellow go or'
-etc, as a brave boy would fight
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 tight ls part'y, for money, partly
(as those wretched Irish whom you
have Inveighed Into Itt-bow) for wild
anarchy and the devil's cause and
crown every where. ' As for your pre.
cious proclamation (emancipation)
'A gift of that which is not to be
lt\ al) the assembled pc wore of earth
"if 1 had it there-there's a fine north
wind blowing, and I would give lt to
the hist boy I met to Hy it at bis
This was written in 18<j;i, and while
the issues of that day are now almost
ancient history lt is interesting to
southern people tn re?all how one of
the most cm in net English scholars and
thinkers regarded the position takeu
b> the north, and what bc thought of
the proclamation of ?mancip?t ion
There were mauy great men in Eng
land who thought as Ruskin did,
though they did not at all times ex
press themselves in such plain lang
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS
No Material Chango tn AverfR?
Condition of Cotton.
The following is Section Director
bauer's weekly crop bulletin:
The week ending 8 a. m., August
^2d, had a mean temperature of 80
degrees, which is also the normal Tor
the week; there wasa slight deficiency
in temperature on the coast. The
extremes were a minimini] of 59 al
Hatesburg on the lf>th, and maximum
of (ii) at Batesburg, Black vii le and
Howman on several dates. The sun
shine averaged about t>5 per centum
of the possible and was very beneficial
after the recent cloudy weather. Hall
and high winds did considerable dam
age locally on the lf>th, from Aiken
county westward to Oconee, and in
Williamsburg; also lu Georgetown on
There were quite general showers
mostly In the form of thunderstorms
on the 15th 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 without- 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, excassive
amountsln localities scattered over the
The general condition corn is
slightly better than heretofore, and
the weather enabled considerable fod
der to be saved from old coru; all
reports on young corn continue favor
able so that a good crop is practically
There ls no material change in the
average condition of cotton, for while
on sandy lands it contluues to shed
excessively and rust ls 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
fields have become foul, and while the
bottom crop is light, the middle crop
ls heavy. Holls have begun to open
in the southeastern counties and some
cotton has been picked, hut picking
will not be general in those sections
until about September 1st. Sea-Island
cotton ls blooming profusely and ls
Tobacco curing is practically finish
ed. The crop was very satisfactory
one. Karly rice is ready to harvest
and late ls heading; the crop bas Im
proved and is 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 rotting extensively._
Cotton i H Kii>?;.
lt ls said that probably never sluce
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
"nave 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 producer* who bad the cotton to
sell were driven to desperation. Now
the boot is on the other leg, and the
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 the enhanced
value of their product.
Of course, present strained con
ditions will disappear and the vari
ous branches of the trade will readjust
their relations with each other. The
Increase In consumption will stimu
late production, and iu 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 is, tlu refore,
no reason to feel any too much con
ccru.over the present dis ress ot brit
ish spinners." We do not believe
that cotton will ever go below the
cost of production again as lt did a
few years ago, unless some business
depression ?that occurred then occurs
again. Under normal conditions of
business wc do not believe that the
South can produce a cotton crop large
enough to depress the price of the
staple below a living figure.
IT IS charged that thc expense of
the Populist side show will be paid by
the managers of the Republican cir
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Frank James, ex Confederate, ex
bandit and lifelong Democrat, says
the New York World, at Indepen
dence, Mo., In his address to the sur
viving members of (?uantrell's band of
brush lighters, exploded a political
bomb which all but disrupted the
meeting. Not only did the bandit
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state as well, which was considered
by tbe war-scarred veterans as little
less than treason.
Had not some of his friends forcibly
pushed bira from the crowd, the court
house yard in the Independence might
have been the scene of a contllct re
calling border days.
It bas been known among his
friends that since the Missouri legisla
ture four years ago refused to elect
James door-keeper of the lower house
he has been Bore over the defeat.
Holding his hands above his beal
Wednesday, he shouted to the old
time CJuantrell followers:
"1 have been in Ohio, l'ennsylvauia
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 rae like a
man. Mut here In Missouri, among
my own people 1 am unhonored.
"Then why should 1 not turn to.
the belief of the people who have in'
my declining years proved my friends.1
1 am an ex-Confederate and an ex
guerilla, boys, but I am no longer a
Democrat. This year 1 vote the1
straight I ?cpu bl lean ticket from
Roosevelt down the line, the same as
the people will vote it who have been,
my friends in < >bio, Pennsylvania and
So deep was the wound that James
inflicted on the veterans that when
the old followers of (.?uantrell held
their anuaul election or ofllcers later,
they refused to honor the ex-bandlt
with the title of captain.
Ilauccil in W millington.
John W. Hurley, of Washington
tlie negro In whose case the president
declined to interfere recently, was
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Hurley's crime was committed about
a years ago, ids victim being a little
four-year-old girl named Ella Turner.
An application was made to the presi
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Hurley to imprisonment for life, lt be
ing alleged that the prison jr 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
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President Roosevelt ordered the carry
ing out of thc court's sentence and
stated his belief that quick justice In
cases like Hurley's would lessen lynch
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