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If I had told her in the spring
The old, old story brieily, .
When the sparrow and the robin be- 1
gan to sing,
And tho sowing was over chlerty.
But haste makes waste, and the story
I reasoned, will keep through the \
sowing, . t
Till I croo the corn and sow th? wheat. '
And give them a chance for growing. J
Had I even tole" toe tale In June, t
When the V through the grass (
was blow..ig, ,
Instead of thinking it too soon,
And waiting till after the sowing! ?
Or had I hinted, out under t' stars, ?
That I knew a story wortli hearing. ?
Lingering to put up Hie pasture bars, |
Nor waited to do the shtaring. ,
Now the barn is full, and so is the bin, "
But I've grown wise without glory, i
Since love is the crop not gathered in,
For another fellow told lier the story.
Much Damage Done lu the Rastern
Part of thc State.
The storm of last Tuesday night
and Wednesday did considerable
damage in different part? of the State.
At Georgetown on Tuesday night,
13th instant, the wind began to rise
at about y o'clock, coming from the
northeast lu gusts that increased in
violence eacli hour accompanied by
heavy showers of rain and attained a
mamimum velocity of about 80 miles
an hour near midnight. Towards
morning the wind changed completely
around, blowing strongly from the
southwest. The storm came without
warning fiom the weather bureau
and the rice planters have suffered
severely. A large part of the rice
crop being cut down and lying in the
fields. The damage to property in
town will fcot up fully $10,000.
MAMON si: KKK US O HEATLY.
A dispatch from Marion to The
State ou Wednesday says a terrible
storm has been raging since last night.
Houses are blown down, trees up
rooted, telephonic and telegraphic
communication is entirely suspended.
Crops are ruined and the electric
light wires are broken down In many
places. Communication even by
private conveyance is cut uti'. No
fatalities have been reported, but
pjrmation as to the extent of the
?mage in the county is very meagre.
? ii Y is Tc ii IN M,(IIII:.M:E.
A dispatch on Wednesday to The
State from Florence says a severe
wind and rain storm struck this place
last night about 12 o'clock and raged
incessantly until 1 o'clock today. A
great many shade trees in the city
were blown down, several fences de
molished and considerable damage
done in breaking skylights and plate
glass in show windows. Reports
from the country say thad the cotton
crop is badly damaged. The roads
are blockaded witli trees and the tele
phone wires are badly broken up. In
the city trees were blown on several
houses but none were damaged to a
DAMAGE AT GOODWILL.
As a result of high winds from early
Tuesday night to ' o'clock with light
rains until 0 O'CIOCK, crops are badly
blown down as well as some fencing
and trees at Goodwill. At one time
thia morning it looked like the storm
of 1893 would be repeated. Cotton
fields are a queer sight, the wrong
sides of the leaves turned up and cot
ton not more than half as high as it
was Tuesday, one row lapping over
STORM AT LATTA.
A heavy wind and rain storm began
at Latta about midnight Tuesday
and continued steadily until about -
o'clock next afternoon. Colton that
remained in the fields unpicked was
damaged considerably. No other
damage reported except Hie blowing
down of shade trees.
MANY LIVE? LOST.
One ol'the Fiercest Storms on llcoord
SweepH Admit ic Coast.
A number of lives wert: lost, much
property damaged and several ships
were wrecked in the sturm which
swept up the Atlantic coast Tuesday
night and Wednesday, lt was one of
the liercest September storms on
record, thunder and lightning adding
terror to a howling gale which swept
drenching sheets of rain over sea and
The greatest loss of life was near ?
Wilmington, Del. The tug Israel VV. i
Durham, with a crew of six men and
four other men employees of Hie
American Dredging company, was i
Bwamped in the Delaware river early
Wednesday during the height of the
storm. Fight of the ten persons on '
the little craft were drowned.
Halifax, N. S., is mourning a ?sf>0U,- ?
000 lire. While t.ds ?ire was not di- :
rectly due to the storm, the Hames '
were fanned and driven forward by ?
the high wind which prevailed.
New York sn tiered comparatively
little. Tlie wind and rain and light
ning and thunder was terrific, but i
little damage was done. Nineteen (
coal barges went adrift in Hie bay and
their wreckage strews Hie shore from
Hie battery to the narrows, but no i
lives were lost. Several small vessels
also went ashore on various parts of
the coast near New York. Ope fa
tality was reported in New York
when a pieee of cast iron lire en-ape
was blown from a building and struck
Carl ilert/ner, killing him instantly.
A fishing steamboat, Joseph
Church, of Greeuport, N. Y., struck
on Peaks Hill bar and was smashed lo
pieces. Thc captain and crew of
twenty-one men were saved. From
Wilmington, Del., comes Hie news
that great destruct ion was caused by
the storm. Trees were uprooted,
houses flooded and crops ruined. In
Chesapeake Hay the storm was pai
ticularly fierce, incoming steamers
arriving at Baltimore report that
never in their experience lias so severe
gale swept down on them at this time
of the year. One man was seen adrift
in a small row boat in Chesapeake '
Hay, hut it was impossible to rescue '
Trivial Accident Caused Death.
The Anderson Mail says Hie wile of ;
David Dooley, Hie well-known colored l
blacksmith, died Monday morning ?
under very peculiar circumstances, 1
death resulting from blood poisoning <
caused by a fish hone which penetrat
ed her hand about two weeks ago. No
attention was paid to the trivial ac
cident at thc time Hie bone became ,
embedded in the flesh, but within a 1
few days the hand became very in
Hammed, with the discoloration of j
tho tissues surrounding the wound
which accompanies blood poisoning. ! *
BOTAN says he is ready to take the I
stump for Parker. ii
SHOULD UKIN G TEN CENTS.
.'?nuera Uracil to Get Tbat Price or
Hold Their Cotton.
Hun. nari ve Jordan, one of the best
mown fanners in tile United States,
vho ls president of the Southern Cob
on Growers Association and the
National Farmers Congress, ls out in
i strong interview, in which he urges
ibo farmers of the south to bold their
?otton baok and not tluod the market
with it. Ho says lt will mean higher
prices, and better times. The Inter
view ls of vital interest to merchants
ind farmers throughout the south
inri Mr, Jordan says if the plan can
tie successfully worked out, lt will
mean additional millions to the
south's wealth within the next year
ar two. Mr. Jordan's interview fol
"The rapid and continuous deteri
oration of the cotton crop due to
drouth, wilt, lr.seeks and fungus
diseases lu the old states east of the
Mississippi river, and heavy damap.es
in Texas from storm, boll weevils aud
boll worms render the situation very
dilTcrent from what the outlook pre
sented on the lirst day of August.
"The late crop is virtually a failure
whether we have frost before Novem
ber or not. There are but few honest
statisticians who would say that this
crop will reach more than 11,000,000
bales of cotton. The estimate frcm
the Texas people places the yield at
10,000,000 bales. Hut eveu If we
harvest 11,000,000 bales there must
necessarily be a shortage in mill
stocks before we can plaut and culti
vate another crop. S Dine of our
largest mills in Georgia are actively
buying their supplies at present prices
for the next year's consumption, which
indicates that Georgia spinners realize
that we aie faced with another short
erop and also that present prices for
Mic raw material are not too high,
Farmers who are. paying high prices
for cotton pickers so as to get their
cotton out to be ginned and thrown
on the market quickly are doing more
to depress prices right now than any
body else. Gather the crop as rapidly
possible, bub do not rush the staple
too fast on the market. Store the seed
cotton In outhouses or have lt ginned
and hold it.
"Let every producer determine that
ten cents per pound shall be the
mininum price ab which his cotton
shall be sold. The mills can well
alford to pay I - cents per pound for
all middling grade cotton under exist
lng c nidi Lions and if the market ls
not rushed higher prices than those
at present will soon tie ell r d. 1 can
not fully emphasize the bign impor
tance of moving the crop slowly to the
markets this season.
".Sixty days later when thc situation
of the crop is fully known bo the trade
at home and abroad the demand for
our cotton will be Intense and those
who have the staple still in their con
trol will receive its full value. Sell
only enough cotton to meet Lhe press
ing demands of the present ana if the
balance ls held at home, store it un
der good cover so as to protect the
staple from the weather.
"Those who need some money to
meet maturing obligations in ( ?ctuber
can store their cotton in local ware
houses and use the receipts to secure
loans from local banks. Your cotton
has already been sold for future de
livery by brokers and exporters who
expect the markets to he deluged with
thc rush of the staple as in past years.
Check this rush and teach these
speculators a lesson during the next
sixty days. The cotton mills are quite
willing to pay prices ranging between
10 and 12 cents per pound for this
crop, and it will simply he a needless
sacrifice to sell any cotton under ten
cents per pound.
"Stand steadfast for high prices
this season and your position will be
maintained. This crop should bring
to the producers not less than $700,
000,000. Hold your cotton seed for
higher prices and refuse to accept the
present low prices offered by the rep
resentatives of tile cotton seed oil
"Every ton of cotton seed is worth
$I? as a fertilizer, and no farmer can
alford to sell and deliver a ton of cot
ton seed to the oil mill for less than
$LS to *2u per ton. The present price
of cotton seed is fully ?ti per ton too
Lute I toi urns from Maine Show Qaliis
lor That l'art v.
A dispatch from Fortland, Maine,
says returns f rom the small towns in
[listant parts of the State and a care
ful revision of last ligures place the
Republican plurality In .Monday'sstate
election at about 27,ooo.
Returns from 450 cities, towns and
plantations out of 550 give William
T. Cobb, Republican, 75,054; Gyms
\V. Davis, Demosrat, 50,158. Thc
same places In 1000 gave Hill, Repub
lican, 72,541; Lord, Democrat, 30,714.
The Republican gain over. 1000 is
now estimated at ."? per cent., the
Democratic gain at 24 per cent.
Next vein's, senate will probably
stand 27 Republicans and four Demo
crats, as against 2;i Republicans and
3ne Democrat in the last legislature,
lt. is estimated that the house will be
121 Republicans anti thirty Demo
crats. The last bouse stood Lil Re
publicans and twenty Democrats.
The heaviest Democratic gains were
in Cumberland county where the par
ty re-elected Fennell tis sheri ir, a sena
tor and county commissioner. Chair
man Simpson of the Republican state
committee, telegraphed President
Roosevelt that the party had carried
the State by more than 2."?,000.
President Roosevelt replied saying
he was delighted with tile rt suit and
congratulated Mr. Simpson and those
who had worked with bim, most
heartily. Every one knows that
Roosevelt ls not delighted over the
result, because the Republican ma
jority of four years ago has fallen olf
about seven thousand.
Smothered in Cotton Pilo.
Bryant Partin, the six-year-old son
of Frank Partin, was smcshered to
[ieath Tuesday while playing in a pile
nf lint cotton in front of his father's
home near Raleigh, N. C. The boy
playfully dug a hole in the cotton and
jinn perl in. i ie had not been missed
it the house and his dead body was
found hy his little sister, who was dig
ging into the loose cotton. The child
was found standing on lils head In the
:enter of the pile of c itton. *
1 'armer.'. I ll Ht it ll I CH.
Farmers' institutes will be held in
December In the following counties:
Har ion, Dorry, Florence, Williams
)urg, Georgetown, Clarendon, Berke
ey, Charleston, Dorchester, Orange
mrg, Ramberg, Colleton, Beaufort,
lampton and Ham well. Appllca
ions for Institutes must be In by
November 1. These applications must
?e signed by 15 farmers. *
TO ELECT ROOSEVELT.
The Trusts HAYO Subscribed Nearly j
Bevon Million Dollars.
Tbe New York American recently
published a list of the leading eontrlb- i
utors and amounts pledged to the Re
p?uuc?u uatiunal campaign fund of ;
1*J04. According to the American near
ly $2,000,000 has already been paid to
the national committee. The remain
der ls to be had on call.
The list shows that J. P. Morgan
ls the largest Individual subscriber,
while the Standard Oil, Oas and Elec- 1
trie Trusts are the most -generous of I
the corporation. The American says ?
the ultimate plan is to collect $10,
000,000 more if necesary, as against
80,000,000 In 189? and about $5,000,
000 in 1900.
These are the pledges: Standard Oil, ,
Gas and Eleciric, through William G. ,
Rockefeller, $1,000 000; J. Pierpont '
Morgan, $250,000; United States Steel
Corporation, through Andrew Carne
gie and H. C. Frick, $750,000; Ameri
can Sugar Relining company, thruugh
H. O. Havemeyer, $000,000; Consoli
dated Tobacco, $500,000; Charles M.
Schwab aud his allied interests, 80C0,
000; National Paper and branches,
8250,000; Pennsylvania, Reading and
coal Trust, through A. J. Cass?t,
$500,000; New York Central system,
through the Vanderbilts, $250,000,
other railways, $500,000; National
Biscuit (cracker trust,) $200,000:
American Wool, $200,000; National
Lead, $200,000; manufacturers,
through Messrs. D?lau and Dobson,
$r)00,000; James Stillman and other
bankers, $250,000; total so far pleged,
TheXAmerican adds: "The list of
contributors and sums printed above
comes from a source of the highest
authority in the Republican party, a
member of the great trusfs, a man of
millions, who was induced to give the
facts because of the rep >rts that it
was "hard to raise money to elect
Ul) to September First ol'thc Present
The cDtton report of the census
bureau as issued Thursday shows a
total of 390,414 commercial bales
pressed at the ginneries, ginned from
the growth of 1904, prior io Septem-1
ber 1, against a total of 17, "?^7 com
mercial bales in the corresponding pe
riod of last year. The report shows
7,5(i7 ginneries opera'ed thia season
prior to September 1, while the num
ber operated to the corresponding date
in 1903 was 2.170. The report points
out that in comparing the statistics
of the two years due allowance must
be made for the different conditions
of Lhe two reasons. The total com
mercial bales which would number
but 374,821 if the round bales were
cuunted as half l?ales, compose 358,
796 square bales, 31,187 round bales
and 431 i ea island crop bales. The
crop by states and territories follows:
Alabama-20,450 commercial bales,
total corresponding period hist year
Arkansas- 70 commercial bales,
last year 17. 1
Florida-1,950 omniercial bales,
last year 582.
Georgia-03,193 commercial bales,
last year 0,28:i.
Indian Territory-1,055, last year 4.
Louriana-5,570, last year 448.
Mississippi--2,70.'t commercial bales,
last year 384.
North Carolina 134 commercial
bales, last year 35.
Oklahoma ?:t commercial l?ales,
last year nene.
South Carolina 4,215 l?ales last
year 2.*. I.
Tcnnes.se 2 commercial bales, last
Texas 285,011 commercial bales,
last year 0,701.
No figures are given for Kansas,
Kentucky, Missouri and Virginia.
These statistics were collected
through a canvass of the Individual
ginneries of the cotton states hy OCT
local special agents. The report will
be followed by live others, showing
tile quantity of cotton ginned from
tiie growth of 1904 to Oetober \*. to
November 14, to December 13 to
.January lo, and the end of tile season.
Tbe Uual report will give the quantity
of cotton ginned during thc emile
season and will include the quantity
of linters obtained by the cotton seed
oil mills I rom regaining cot ton seed of
this year's growth.
WIIAI ls the Mattei'V
The Calveston News draws atten
tion tq tim fact that Galveston is now
the leading cotton port of the world,
having last season taken lirst place
from New Orleans with receipts of
2,406,032 against 2,000 .157 lor the
Crescent City. Following in third
place comes Savannah, with 1,108, l?t
bales, which will doubtless he improv
ed on fids season. Norfolk comes
next with 47'.?,ti 12 bales, then Wil
mington with 321,324, Mobile with
201,070, Charleston with 1 I7,^:>2,
l'ennsacola with 121 308 and Bruns
wick witli 92,780. What is the mat
ter willi Charleston' According to
the above ligares she is very much in
the back ground in the matter of
bandling cotton. Savannah handles
over one million more bales of colton
per year than she docs. Even Wil
mington doubles her. There must lie
something radically wrong some where,
anet tho busineis men of Charleston
should lind out what, it is and remedy
it. Wc would all like to see Ll io good
old city of Charleston take the place
commercially that lier wealth and
grographical position entitles her to.
Let lier awake, put on new life ?md
enter the lists against Savannah ?ind
all other comers with ?i determination
to win, and she will do it.
Several days ago .ianuis Horne, a
leading merchant of Metcalf, Ga., re
ceived an anonymous letter advising
him thal. ho. bad been marked fur
slaughter by a "Before Day Club."'
The letter was followed at an early
hour Friday morning by the firing of
Horne's store. This was done with
kerosene and was Hie work of Icendiar
hs. Karly risers saw the lire and ex
tinguished it with slight ?uss. The
better class of people counselled a
mass meeting. 'This was held. More
negroes than whites were present. S.
A. Roddenberry, mayor of Metcalf,
and R. W. itranoh, presiding elder ol
the colored Methodist church, spoke.
The meeting seemed to clear the at
mosphere and it is now thought that
no trouble will follow. The negroes
seem to be anxious to avoid trouble.
Tlioy have submitted the books and
by-laws of all lodges to the Inspection
of the whites.
SEVEN LIVES LOST
Ind Six Others Seriously Injured
in a New York Fire.
?EROIC RESCUES BY FIREMEN.
UGH Sought tu Kno.'..:>o First hm j
TIlurBt Back While Women
und children Were
At New York seven persons were
burned tu deatb and six others were
injured seriously in a lire which parti
ally destroyed a tenement building at.
Nos. U8-70 First street early Tuesday.
More than 20 families were asleep In
the building and acts of bravery ac
companied their rescue, which was |
accomplished by tiremen and police
lt was shortly after 2 o'clock when
the alarm was given. Within the
few moments that had elapsed the
ilames were found to have gaiued
Kreut headway from the tirstlloor and
the neighborhood was in a panio of
terror. Women and children were
being dropped from the windows of
thc lower doors and dozens of grown
persons were fighting in the hallways
to reach opeu air.
A policeman clambered to the ro if
of an adjoining building and by cling
ing to the cornice with the smoke
pouring into bis face, reached down
to the windows of the fifth floor and
rescured seven children who were I
handed out by their parents. An otll
cer winding a coat about his head,
entered the building from below and
rolled down the stairs the body of al
half suffocated man. Three times the
ouloer came back carrying two persons
in bis arms. Then he fell, exhausted.
Meantime, ladders had been run tu
the top of Hie building and bremen,
clambering up, rescued at least 2U
tenement dwellers who were about;l.o
jump. Men bought to reach the lire
men first, but were thrust back while
the women and children were taken
out. One liremau although badly
burned, took .even persons from a|
single wiudow on the fourth floor.
When the work of rescue had been
completed and the flames had bceu
brought under control, the tiremen
hurriedly searched the crowded Hats
and on the fourth llior, they found
six members of the Konovitsch family
On top of the building an unidenti
fied man was found dead. Police
Capt. McDermott and the liremen
who tirst readied the burning build
ing, believed the lire was ol' incendiary
origin. Their theory is borne out by
thc statements of toe janitor of the
building who says that au attempt!
was made to set lire to the tenement !
last Thursday night.
THE RURAL SUROOL LIBRARIES.
Number ol' Ijihrraics Untarnished in
(lie Difl'ereiil Counties.
Tlie following list shows the num
ber of rural libraries established this
year and the number yet to be estab
lished in each county in order to re
ceive the benefit of the appropriation
for IU04, under the Aull library ad
Supt. Martin is anxious, now thal/
the county campaigns are over, ta:
the county superintendents, t??cbejk
and patrons of each county SQ btV'tiY
themselves in order that none of this
appropriation may be lost In an .
county at the expiration of the time,
Dec. :tlst, of this year. Fach count/
is entitled to 12 libraries under this,
act and should by all means avail itself
of Lliis rare opportunity of outside aid
before it is too late. The list is:
Abbeville. 7 5
Aiken. ? .'I
Anderson. ? 7
Hamberg. .'> !?
Harn well. 7 :">
Beaufort. :t 9
Herkley. A il
Chariest!m. 2 IO
Cherokee. I 8
Chester. 7 ?
Chesterfield. l il
Clarendon. !? ..'?
Colleton. ?'? ii
Darlington. if .1
10 Igelieid. 12 0
Fan field.12 0
Fl? ?renee.12 0
Georgetown. I ll
(?reenwi >od.12 0 (
11 am pt eui. fi 7
1 lorry. f> 7
Kershaw. 7 5
Lancaster. 7 fi
Lee. ? :i
Lexington. f> 7
Marion. 4 8
Newberry. u :t
[ )rangeburg.12 .0
Dickens. f> 7
?lchland. 12 o
Sumter. ii :f
(J uion. li ii
Williamsburg . . ;? !?
(NtllnpHi! ol * Bridge.
At Stillwater, Mich., the bridge
icross Lake St. Croix, which is a half
nile long, extending to the Wisconsin
dde, caught lire late Thursday a Her
mon. The lire created some e:oi> ino
L ion and the tire apparatus in respond
ng to the alarm was followed by the
usual crowd of persons. The tire had
io weakened one end of the spai ; of
t.he rather ancient structure, that
when the tire apparat us and tile crowd
itteinptcd to cross it, it fell into the
water, twenty feet below. About
Lwenty persons were precipitated
with thc wreckage into the water.
Adolph Hoo, aged 22, and George Mc
grath, aged ll?, were killed, and live
ethers were seriously Injured. The
linaiiciai icss was small.
Caii?; h I III a (>lll?;.
What is known as the "Mosquito
lect" of boats owned and manned by
larlng negro fishermen, went beyond
die bar to the Black Fish hanks, out
jf Bight of land, Wednesday morning.
Three out of these boats and their
frews of four men each have not been
icard from 11 o'clock at night, i?nd
ire almost certainly lost. One boat,
'The Pride," capsized and sunk and
.lie captain, .lohn Wyllie, and
lino others were drowned. Jos. Butler
vas the only one of thc crew rescued,
mother fishing boat having picked
lim up. The squall which struck
lie fishing boats is thc edge of a
mall gnle tint has been sweeping up
his coast all day.
THE CHEESE INDUSTE."
Several New Fae torlea to Be Eatab- ?
Halted lu South Carolina.
The Columb'a Record says lt I s
likely that a number of creameries ^
will be established In the state as .
a conference with the commissioner ,
of immigration by O. G. Voigt, of ,
Union, ls known. Mr. Yolght came ,
here from Illinois several years ago (
and bas been instrumental in estab
lisblrg seven cheese factories In vari- *
ous parts of the state. - Mr. Volgbt 1
is enthusiastic about the Industry for I
this state and says that lt ls one of
the best paying and. cheapest invest
ments thought of. -Negotiations are 1
now in progress with a Virginia dairy
man for the removal of his entire I
dairy to this-state and an effort will '
be made to bring others here, es the :
factorits lind great trouble in getting ;
a sufficient quantity if milk. .
A sample ol' the cheese was brought ?
from Union Wednesday, and the qual
ify ls so much better than the West- ?
ern article that it readily sells for
lifteen cents per pound against ab mt
nine cents'f >.* the other. Mr. Voig'it
says that the dairies here sell a much 1
b?lter supply of milk, and because of
the superior pasture land* the cheese
is correspondingly bitter. A cieese
factory starts t IT with a capital t I' 1
about $1,500, and the work ls v?ry
simple. As stated, the trouble, ls :
to secure a sulliclent quantity of
milk to keep the t'jotory running at
tull capacity, and e-Leh it ls only
running half time. The article linds a
sale at ouce and the factory never has
any stock on hand. Arrangements are
being made with the next factory ts
tablished to have put in an apparatus
for making any kind of cheese.
A BOLD RASCAL.
An Allanta Lady Attacked hy a Neu
ro in Broad Daylight.
The residence of M. Benjamin, at
White Hall and Fair streets, was the
scene Thurs lay morning of a bold rob
bery, when au unknown negro brute
attacked Mrs. J. F. Robits-n, drag
ged her about the house, and looted
several of the sleeping rooms. The
man escaped before assistance reached
the r?sidence, but the police have a
go id description of bim aud hope to
elfect his capture before night.
lt was about 11:00 o'clock when the
negro rang i/ne door ben ao the Benja
min residence. Mrs Benjamin and
other members of the family were
away from home at the time, having
gone to the city to do some shopping.
.Sirs. Robinson, who ls a governess in
Hie family, was the only person In the
house, sive Hie cjok, who was in th.;
Mrs. Robinson answered the ring of
tlie bell. Thc negro confronted her and
his actions were such as to arouse sus
Ls there any on at home?"' tusked the
Mrs. Robinson told him that several
members of the family were in tlie
house. Imping to frighten him ell', tut
the negro bad evidently been watch
ing the place and seen the members
of the family go down town.
"Well, I'll see who is at home," re
plied the negro muttering an oath.
At the .same time he caught Mrs.
Robinson and pulled her in the house.
Ile bandied her so roughtly that the
_waist to the dress which she was
wearing was ripped and torn to
pieces. The negro dragged the help
less women through the hall to the
staircase, and pulled her up the stairs
to the second Moor, where be lojted
every room. The drawers were pulled
from the dressers and their contents
were scattered about the lloor. Mi tis
in the looking for money.
Much jewelry was thrown over the
floor, and the negro got away witli a
purse containing about $12.
As a result of he r expi Hence with
the negro, Mrs. Robinson is prostrat
ed. Atlanta Journal.
Hut Was Convicted and Sont to the
A special tiispatch to The State says
an unusual incident transpired in .ses
siens court Wednesday which will
alford a break from the dull monotony
of sitting under the stern dignity of
Iiis honojc anti hearing the endless
talks of'the lawyers, the hesitating,
stammering statements of witne.-s s
and the sonorous voice of the court
crier. Arthur Salter, colored, w;us ar
raigned for stealing live stock. That
is, Salter was brought into the court
room, .lust after fie had been placed
in the criminal docket, lu fell down
and gave vent to a number of gutter
al, groaning sounds, at the same time
twisting and writhing his lung, lank
body. Judge Gary bad a physician
summoned, who, after a careful ex
amination, pronounced the negro to.
be perfectly healthy. Salter refused to
goby his diagnosis, however, and con
tinued in a prostrate condition In the
docket, at times groaning and howl
ing. As the negro kept up his game,
the judge s- lected the jury, and the
etise wan tried. In the meanwhile Sal
ter was removed from the docket to a
bench where he lay flat on his back,
feigning sickness. Ile was found guil
ty. When the court asked for him to
stand up he could not be moved by thc
court olllcers and Judge Gary pro
nounced sentence on the man as he
lay on the hench. ''Your sentence is
18 months at hard labor on the roads
of Spartanburg county this is six
months additional, Salter, for your ex
hibition this mourning," remarked his
honor. Court olllcers had lo catch the
negro by either arm anti forcibly carry
him from the court room. A number
ol'cases of minor importance were dis
Has'a Maid Tinie.
Consul Prolllt, at Pretoria, lias for
.warded to tho state department a
petition by a dozen American negroes
In Transvaal) charging discrimination
by the british government against
tlie American negro. They allege
that the .liberties once enjoyed under
the Hoer government are now abrogatj
ed. The petition says they are de
barred fruin riding in second class
ral I road coaches because of their color;
that they are prohibited from walk
ing on the sidewalk "for which we
:re thrown about like chatties,"
that they arc not allowed to do busi
ness because they are Americans and
lastly, Uiey are told "that American
natives must expect the same treat
ment as Africans."
Miss Helen Gould lias organized an
attack on tlie boll weevil. She be
lieves a bird brigade will exterminate
thc pest.'. Secretary Wilson pins bis
faith to a?nts. Meantime the weevil
says tho Augusta Herald, ls sawing
wood and paying nothing.
WILL NEGROES DIE OUI?
tuberculosis Said to be Increasing
at au AlannlnK Kate.
While the population of Augusta ls
practically evenly divided between
?viiiles and blacks, the mortuary
statistics of the city show that from
two to three negroes die to every
white person. The fact is causing
considerable discussion since the re
cent vital stallst ic ordinance bas been
putin force and more complete records
The new ordinance went In forco
August 22. So tar GB deaths have
been recorded with Secretary Cald
well. Of this number 48 were ne
groes and 20 white people. An ex
amin?t! u of tbe records for several
years part show that this ratio is
about corect, sometimes the records
showing an Increased ratio. Monthly
Sexton Calhoun reports from two to
three limes as many interments as
are made during tl ie same time in the
two white cemeteries.
When quest inned as to the probable
reason fur the greater death rate
among the negroes physicians declare
that it ls due to the unsanitary condi
tion of th ir homes, the poor atten
tion giw n to the sick, carelessness in
summoning medical aid to their sick,
their oareslessness in exposiug them
selves to diseases, and also to the fact
that constitutionally they are the easy
victims of a nun h. r of maladies.
lt ls authoritatively declared by
physicians that tuberculosis is increas
ing among the negroes at an alarming
rate. Tneyseem to have a predisposi
tion to the disease, lt is also, a fact
that this disease is one to which th< y
more quickly succumb than white peo
ple. While It oked u pon asa robutj
race, pl y ?cally Strong, it is said tn bs I
a fact tile course of tin; dieaied dis
euse is much shorter when they are
attacked, lt, is probably true that
this is in part due tn the- unsanitary
condition of their homes and the ex
posed occupations they pursue.
lt is also true that tbe birth rate
among the race is on the decrease.
Looked upon as a prolific race, this
fact will cause considerable surprise
among the laity. In the opinion
uf many eminent students of medi
cine, as the race is brought up to a
higher state of civilization, the death
rate will increase and the birtli rate
decrease until the negro ls practically
ex te rm i cated.-Augusta Chronic! e.
WILL OPPOSE LEVER.
The Itcpuhlicaiis to Pul Out a Candi
The Columbia Record says the Re
publican congressional convention for
the Seventh district will meet in
Sumter on Saptembar 24th and this
convention will, it is understood, place
in nomination some one who can cap
tire some votes. A delegate to the
district convention stated that tills
candidate would n it be Dan'/.'er, who
had announced himself. Tne dele
gates said that they were not running
this candidate this titre for the con
test money, which is $2,000, but he
admitted that the m iney would be ac
cepted if the Republican congress
awarded it. It was positively stated,
however, that if any candidate was
put up it would not be Dantzler.
There is a possibility that no candi
date will be put in this district, and
it is not known what will be done in
the First district.
A number have been mentioned as
possibilities in the Seventh. Among
these is F. C. Aldrich, of Lexington,
a white man, and a li "publican of
longstanding. Mr. Aldrich, however,
is one of tlie electors and be would
bave to resign that. If he bael the
idea of running in his mind he did not
menti' n lt when named as au elec
tor. C. G. Scott, colored, of East
over, is also mentioned as seeking the
honor, as is J. H. Weston, also col
ored, of the same place. The chair
man of the Seventh district conven
tion is J. H. Fordham, of ( ?rangeburg,
and it is pretty well understood that
any candidate named by him will go
From what can be gathered it is
evident Uiat there was considerable
diseusssiou Thusday night which was
not given tu the press. There is lit
tle doubt that tlie G. ( >. I*, leaders in
this state are preparing for a light, if
not this time, two years hence, and
they are counting on getting support
from sources not heretofore given.
SENATOR TILLMAN'S VIEWS.
Talks Plainly About the Murder ol
tbe lincho--. Family.
In a letter to the Supreme Court
Reporter Bryant of Lincoln, Senator
Tillman of South Carolina speaks out
very plainly about the crime that
mused the Statesburo lynching. He
"The act of the mob at Statesboro
ls to be deplored, tait more deplorable
ls tlie fact that a whole family of
white people have been butchered,
?tamped out, by the two llen?is who
were lynched and their accomplices.
Tile more deplorable is tile condition
In the Southern States which make
inch a thing possible and which
promises to make them of more fre
inent ccourreiice in the future.
Mobs are bad, but they are evi
dence of the spirit of liberty. We of
Lhe South have thrown uti the yoke
if the black maj irity. We did it be
o?use life lias ceased to lia worth liv
ing in the terms and conditions which
sxisted fin n i sos to i!s70.
"Fiona ncessity we used forco and
fraud to overcome the negro major
ity. The negroes have the memory
jf eight years of licence, and, In
spired by the actions and utterances
J? President Roosevelt, they have
s'iven evidence only too plentiful of
a hope and belief that their time will
some again. Race antagonism and
hatred grow apace.
'"Tlie willies are resolved to govern
it whatever cost, because experience
lias shown that any other course
means ruin. Negro equality is some
thing that will not bo tolerated, and
fit comes tu war the negroes will
ie exterminated. Tho white people
if the South are on the top and they
will stay there."
. Better Stay at Homo.
The Anderson Mall relates the story
if a citizen uf that county who sold
ill lils lands, goods and chattels and
noved West tn better his fortune.
Ile utterly failed and will now como
jack and start all over again. South
Jarolina is as good a state as any in
the union, and superior in some
espects, for agricultural pursuits,
md as Tho Mall says, a man whocan
lut make success of it in t his state
viii do no better anywhere else.
I will send free to any man simply upon Wa written
request o coi>y of my ot-pairo boole on lost manhood,
nervous debility, impotency, stricture, varlco?ele,
enlargement of tho prostate, blood poison, and re?
Hex diseases resulting from tho above, such os orup
tlons of tho skin, rheumatism, urinary disorders,
piles, rectal diseases, etc. It will tclt In plain ana
i- siuiplo lumruutro all that you want? to know. It ls
entertaining und Instructive and win open your eyes. J* ^1U show a simplo
way ?f euro In your own nonie, privately and without tho publicityand ex
neamSfa^l?oMotor^a^^ I hive been practic?? this sociality formero
Sffft%M:efT^nSr%d have In roy vaults tho names of hundreds upon
hundreds of men whom I Dave cured of theso <l souses after' they had written mo
for thc book. In these 25 years I have developed a ?VK^ro of cure that Is entirely
new and orielnal and differs widely from tho old methods. With it l ara enabled,
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_n..i i .pi 11 ?.iiinui hnaMMt.tinftt.imimtMvobii.Self Kxamlnatlon Ulnnlton j our disease so
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HOARD, ROOM-RENT and TUITION for Collegiate Year foi
$117.01). Next Session begins Sept. 22, 1!)04. UI' J
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ft e WONDERFUL RECORD. -M
Fourteen students of Osborne's Business College have flocoret?
positions within last few days. Several ladies as stenographers
and typewriters in both Georgia and South Carolina, and
several young men as bookkeeper?, shorthand writers and
bank clerks in different el ties. This college guarantees pof&?
tion. . "Write them. . i
Don't think that every one who hangs out a sign as a "watch
maker" is competent to repair your lino watch. Repairers who
uro fully competent are scarce. Wo do work only ono way,-tho
l\ 1 l l ll O' best-wo can make any part of a watch, or a completo watch.
lAA/L/CUl lli^. Qur pr-IC03 aro often no moro than you poy for inferior work.
IVhen our chnrgo for work is $1.50 or over wo will pay express chargo one way. Send us vont
watch, I*. H. Ii.YCHICHOTTK ?fe CO. Jewelers, 1424 Main St-, Columbia, S. 0.
Everything for supplying Saw Mills, Oil Jlills, Quarries and Ginneries,
Belting, Packing, Shafting, Hangers, Pulleys, Pipes, Valves, Fittings, In
jectors, Lubricators, etc. 10,0ao it. of good 1 in. second haad black pipe
for sale. Write
COLUMBIA SUPPLY CO.,
Ooltiiil?>i?, s?i. C. The machinery Supply house of the Btate.
Southeastern Lime & Cement Co.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Building Material.of nil 1-inds. High Grade Roofing
"HUBEROIi V Write for prices.
Whiskey I Morphine I Clgaret AlliDrug and Tobacco
Habit, I Habit | Habit | Habits.
Cured by Keeley Institute, of S3. (Q.
132? Lady St. (or P. O. Box 75) Columbia, S, Q. Confidential correspond
JLvitrxe Cement, JI-*l?M*r.or,
Terra Cotta Pipe, Roofing Paper, Car lots, small lota, write,
Carolina. Portland Cement Co., Charleston, 8. C.
A Word to Farmer?.
What will fanners de with their
cotton seed? ho they undeistand
their value? livery 1,000 pounds of
lint cotton yields one ton of S ied. The
seed is worth one-seventh the price of
cotton when thc latter sells at 10
cents. One ton of s>ed will yield:
:u>0 lbs. (lo gillon-) of oil.
750 lbs. of meal.
40 lbs. of linters.
?00 lbs. of hulls.
20 lb*, of waste.
Placing the crude oil at 25 cents a
gallon and the other products at the
market price, the mill gets $21.00
from the ton of seed.
one ton of see l, titi bushels, con
78 lbs. Of ammonia.
Ill lbs. of phosyboric acid.
2:t lbs. of potash.
Placing the plant food at Hie whole
sale price, the ton of seed ls worth
$11.12 to tlie farmer. Adding frelgl t
and the retail prolita ton of s-ed
would be equal in value to a commer
cial fertilizer worth $1'? to $17.
Consider i lie e ligues, (ai the
farmer afford to h ol 1 bis seed tor 12 'o
15 cents a bushel? They are ?b Hi 24
cents, used as a fertilizer. If he ex
changes seed fi r meal he should get
1,500 to 1 1500 pounds for a ton of
seed. We do not advise any one to fell
seed for cash. Exchange for me.il ace!
put it back on the I ind. flubs have
beer, retailing at $10 a ton recently
and meal at $1 40 a hundred pounds.
The prices will drop when the mills
start. We advise farmers to hold
twice, as many seed as will be needed
to plant t heir next crop. Sell the bal
ance provided they can get their price.
If farmers will sell for cash to thc
mills they should not take less than
the fertilizer value. If they exchange
for meal they should get at least l,
.">U0 f .r a ton of seel. We commend
the above fron the Greenville Moun
taineer to the thoughtful considera
tion of our farmers.
Tho War News Lies.
Somebody in Berlin as taken thc,
trouble lo tabulate and analyse the
statistics of tlie war news since thc
struggle between Japan and Russia
opened. The result appears lu the j
lierlin issue of Lloyed's of recent
date. Tlie compiler assumes that
every telegram told the truth. Here,
then, is tlie result, and figures don't
He: Russia has lost 2S battleships
like the Retvizan, ?18 of the Peropav
lovsk type, 145 cruisers, 411 torpedo
boat destroyers, 1,487 torpedo boats,
with 03,000 soldiers killed, 80,500
wounded and 180,000 prisoners. Ja-j
pan has lost 49 armored cruisers, 84
other civ.iser-;, tis destroyers and 549
torpedo boats, while her losses in men
have been '.ts,ooo killed, bil,ooo
wounded and 110,000 prisoners. Port
Arthur, according to tlie same
.authority, lias been twelve time at
tacked, has been carried by storm
once and has capitulated no less than
Held Lp ny ii<i mi i i n.
Rock Island train No. ll winch
usually carries a large amount of
money was held up near Let's, la.,
early Wednesday morning. The bag
gago and express cars wore dynamit
ed, the safe was blown up and all the
contents were taken. Ofllcers from
here arc In pursuit of thobmdlts who
escapod on the engine which they stole,
from the train.
~WrG> S? ell ?
. PIANOS AND ORGANS, ?
-A nil Lots of Them- ?
. WE SI3L. THE BEST MAKES. ?
. Our prices are about ten pet 2
cent under Northern prices. .
K-Vry Piano ur Organ we soll ?
is fully warranted by the makers, .
?un? backed up by us. Write uu ut JJ
once fur catalogue, priced .und S
MALONF/S MUSIC HOUSE,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Mullet! Mullet! Mullet!
and all kinds of Fresh and Salt Water
tish and oysters. If you are dealing in
Fresh Fish or intend to deal in them
write for prices and send you; ordrs.to
TERRY FISH CO., Charleston, S. CV
or COLUMBIA FISH ?St ICE CO
Columbia S. C. We ship only fresh
caught tish and our prices are as low
they can be sold at. Write us. Try
us and he convinced.
/ TEED j
Railroad Faro Paid. 500
FREE Courses Offered.
Board at Cost. Write Quick
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Williamston Female College
Will open in its now buildings at
Greenwood, S. C.
Tuesday, Supt. 27, l'JOI.
Our well known advantages with .valuable
additions. Send for cataluguo to
Rev. Jno. 0. Wilson. Williamston, S .0
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
FISH AND OYSTERS,
8 mut 20 Market Street, Charleston, S. O.
Consignments <>f .Country Produce aro Ro
spect!illly Solicited. Poultry, t'iggs, &c.
Fish pucked in barrels und boxes for country
trade a specialty.
Believes ia Divot COB.
William Tell Tolson, one of the
weal ch lest mea in Wolfe county, Ky.,
has just tiled suit for divorce from bis
sixth wife. He alleges "incompatablll
I ty, born of differences over Noi. 1, 2,
and 4. No. 5 is dead, out lt is said
I tl at even she figured in the strenuous
j debates between the party of the first
I part anti No. ti. Tolson is 51 years
old and wits not married until he
roached the a^e 61 thirty. All bis
wives were regarded by the neighbors
as estimable women, but only one ever
sued him for divorce, and he helped
her to get lt. The tithers were sued
j by him and they helped him to untie
the tangle. After the divorces had
I been granted, his former wives and
i Tolson svere great friends, and when
I another wife would be taken the ex
I wives wore invited and were present
I at the ceremony and the subsequent
feast. Tolson gave them what was
regarded as an elegant home as their
turns came as Mrs. Tolson, but lt did
not take each wife and her husband
long to weary of the bond, and with
no bard Tooling the divorces followed.
No children were ever boin to become
entangled in the complication..
I Tim negro company tuat went
from New Haven, Conn., to the
Manassas manoeuvcra claim that they
wet e stoned while waiting at the sta
tion to return by members of the