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A DOCTOR SUICIDES.
Tho Tragic End to Family Quarrels |
Over HOI?R?OUB Hatters.
BAT) AFFAIR OVER IN 8UM 1ER.
Dr. Van Telburg Bufman Severely
Beat ta Illa Wife ?na Thoa m-w |
His .Own11 Brainy Out
With a Shotgun.
Dr. VanTelburg Hof man commit
ted suicido Monday morning about 0
o'clock at his residence, 124 soy tb
Main street Sumter, S. C., by shoot
ing the left side and top of bis head
oil with a brceobloading shotgun.
A speolal dispatch to The State says
he did the deed while standing-plac
ing the muzzle ot the gun near the
corner of bis left eye and pulling the
trigger with his right thumb. He
was found on bis back, bis head near
the wall and the gun lying across bis
body. Brains were spattered against
the wall and celling and pieces of skull
..were found on tbe fljor* Coroner
?Flowers held au Inquest at 10 30
y?'olookand the jury rendered :i verdict
that the deceased came to his death
by a gunshot wound hil cteu by his
It ls stated that the direct causo of
the Buiclde was a quarrel with his
wife, whom he beat Monday momine.
The couple bad not lived peaceably to
gether since their marriage. On one
occasion, several months ago, he beat
his wife unmercifully-so much so
that she called io another physician
to treat her. UThls physlclau went to
Hofman and told him that tho next
time Buch a? thing occurnd he would
be exposed and punished. It is bellev
ed that when he repeated the act
Monday morniug he preferred death
rather than exposure. ! _11_.
The servants state that they had
not been on peaceable terms for sev
eral days; that they quarreled Sunday,
and lt was renewed at the breakfast
table Monday morning. Mrs. Il ji
man left the table for the parlor.
\bat she would pack np and I
leave onTftbe next train. He followed !
her to tht; parlor, and a moment later
grabbed her by the sh uldersaud beat
her bead agaiust the wall and doo
facing. He then went out and l?ckcd
her Inside, but she escaped through a
window opening on the piazza to a
neighbor's house a few feet away,
screaming and blood streaming down
her face. When the doctor returned
and found her cone he shot himself.
Some believe that lt was his pm pose
to first kill her. Ile was a man of
rery violent tempar when aroused,
ind it was all done in a moment of
Many rumors are in circulation as
to why they disagreed, religion being
given by some, but the whole trouble
seems to have been uncongeniality,
different temperaments and tastes.
Dr. Van Telburg Ilofmao was torn
In Holland 38 yearn ago. He came to
Sumter in 1800 from Norfolk, Va., to
take charge of the relief department
of this dividion of the Atlantic Coast
Line. He had a very fine practice in
Sumter and was considered as a man
making money. Ile was assistant sur
geon at Mood's infirmary, member of
the board of health, officer in Sumter
Training School for Nurses, surgeon of
the Atlantic Coast Line, instructor in
physiology and hygiene at St. Joseph's
academy, member of the Knights of
Phythias, Woodmen of the World, B.
P. O. E. and the Catholic church. He
was a popular man, courteous and
kind in bis dealings with hts fellow
Dr. Hofman was very highly cdu
cated. He was a graduate of a uni
versity of his native country, of Bell
vue Medical college, Now York, and
Richmond Medical college. Ile bad
considerable experience practicing in
hospitals. He married Miss Leonora
Russell of Newberry, daughter of J. S.
'Bussell, deceased-, and a niece or State
Treasurer Jennings". . They married
altera very short acquaintance.
Before her marriage Mrs. Hofman
clerked for Ryttenberg & Si ns, and
Schwartz Bros. of that city, au J h.-r
old employers speak in the very
highest terms of her as a lady of
character and refinement, aud all
others who know her well speak Mic
same way. Sh3 is a conlstent member
of the Metl ed st church and loved hy
the officials and members of that
church. The f .neral of Dr. Ilofmao
took place at the convent chape.
Tuesday morning at D o'clock and the
Interment at tl e C3metery immediate
Republican** Make u Ke<ineHt.
E. H. Deas, colored, signing him
self chairman of tho Republican
party, has written Gov. Hey ward a
letter with the following purport:
"To respectfully request that your
excellency grant the Republican party
of South Carolina representation on
the board of commissioners of federal
elections for the various counties of
the State with a view of receiving
representation on the boards of mana
gera of the several precincts in this
State at which candidates fur con
gress and for presidential electors
will be voted at the next general
election to be held on the 8th of No
vember, poxim o." In reply Gov.
Heyward notified Deas that upon
recommendation from legislative dele
gations all of the comrahsloiicrs had
rited, section 20t? of the
< lng that thc appointments
be mu rtt least 30 days before the
Three Men Killed.
' jbt Satllla, Gi., the large bullers in
the mtJl of the Hilton Dodge Lumber
company) exploded late Friday afier
noon. Toe mill properly was practi
cally demolished. Tlnee negro work
men were killed outright. The body
of one man was blown across thc
river. Manager J. A. Foster of that
place left Saturday morning for the
bcjne of the disaster. Ho could give
no definite details. The mill was a
large one, cutting 10,000 to 60?000
feet per day. Operations aresuspeuded
The Wilmington Star says: "Tom
Watson is denouncing the Ih n. Wil
liam Jennings Bryan for supporting
Judge Parker. Colonel Bryan is open
ly making a light for the candidate,
whom he wac ts elected, while Wat
son, under the pretence that he is a
candidate himself, ls bushwhacking
for Roosevelt. That is the difference
botween a statesman like Bryan and a
poltroon Uko Wats in._
Only a Kl ii O'.
Those bets in New York aro prob
ably made by Republicans to influence
public sentiment. The New York
Evening Post bas called thc bluff, and
after an Investigation learns that only
820,000 has really been wagered on
thc election result In Wall street.
AFTER TES SOUTH.
.The Republioanu Are Determined to
Tho declaration of the Republican
national platform concerning restric
tion of the suffrage In the South has
not been given a large sharge of atten
tion in the campaign, but that lt is a
very lively consideration to the Re
publicans and will be acted upon in
tbe next Congres* if tbat body bas a
Republican majority ls proved by an
extended discussion of tbe question
made in a campaign document that is
beirg widely distributed by the na
tional committee in the closing davs
of tbe canvass. This document sets
forth tlie Republican argument in
citation of concrete examples of alleg
ed inequalities of representation as
It has been asserted that the Re
publican platform in demanding that
ri presentation in Congress and In the
electoral colleges be red u .ed in States
where the elective franchise bas been
limited by special discrimination is
ralsiug tho race question. This is not
brue. Tlie platform does not touch
the race question. The clause in
question bas to do with a more vital
and important matter, the equality of
There are States represented on a
basis of population in which less than
two per cent of the population votes,
while tlie average vole in others is
anywhere from lifteen to twenty live
por cent. Before the war these States
were allow? d to count three-tiftbs of
their non-voting slave population;
now they count the whole of their
non voting free population. Is this
There ls a district in Mississippi in
which one-half of une p^r cent of the
population votes; In another only one
i orson in 133 volts; and votes for John
Sharp William*, who is protesting
against government: without represen
tation In the Philippines. One vote in
Mississippi equals from seven totwen
ty live lu any Northern State." Judge
Parker siys he obj cs to govcrnmi nt
by an oligarchy. Where do you think
the oligarchy ls In this country, and
what do you want to do abuub it?
The accompanying tables show tin
number of votes received by the win
ning candidate in each district, the
whole number of votes cast, in the dis
tricts, Its population and the propor
tlon of the voters to the population.
It will bo c.bserved that in many of
the Southern States tho successful
candidate ran without opposition, pol
ling toe entire vote ?aat in nis dis
trict; while in N rlheru States Itrop
position, divided among several par
ties, frequently cast m ire votes than
were east for the winner of the eke
lion. If a healthy opposition is a sign
of wholesome political life, this fact
is certainly significant.
Compare the First South Car lina
district, which takes in ti e city ol
Charleston and has a population of
19? 300, with thc Fifih P. un ylvania,
which Includes a part of Philadelphia,
population i OG 315 Mr. L'gare of
South Carolina neel ved 3 749 vetes
"Ut of a total of 3.924; Mr. Morrell of
Pennsylvania, 25,358 out of 25,(340,
both candidates having practically no
opposition. Mr. Legate received the
votes of one tiltienth of the popula
tion of his dlsti iot. Mr. Morrell the
votes of one-seventh the population of
lils. One voter In S ruth Carolina
equals s'ven In Peut:sylvan!a.
Compare the Sixth South Carolina
district, populat-on 201,57". with the
First Massten use tts, population 201,
378. In the one Mr. Scarborough gets
3,981 votes, with no opposition; In the
other Mr. Laurence gets 14,093 votes
against an opposition of 12,009. In
Mr. Scarborough's district one only
person in 50 veted; In Mr. Lawrence's
the prepon iou was one in seven. One
South Carolina vote equals seven lu
Compare the Seventh South Caro
lina district, population 183,753, with
the Nineteenth New York, population
183,375. In one the successful Demo
cratic candidate was elected by a vote
of 4,220 against an opposition of 107
Republican; in the other the Republi
can candidate got 17,878 votes against
17,338 Democratic and 1,520 divided
among three other factions, the total
vote polled being one liftli of thc pop
ulaMou, as against one-forty-second of
the p pulatlon of Ihe Seventh South
Carolina. One voter in South Carolina
equals eight in New York, and doesn't
have to wi.rk su hard to elect his man.
John Sharp Williams, the Demo
cratic leader of the House, is much
troubled in mind about the rights of
the Filipinos, wi io arc deprived of
proper representation. So long as here
are 132 people in his own district who
aTe not voting to one who ls lt skeins
as If the Mississippian might look
nearer home. Ile was elected to the
present Ct ogress hy the total vote of
his dist rict, 1,433, and there are 190,
885 people in that district. One in 133
of them vi.ted.
In the Bighill New Jersey district
Mr. Wiley received 18 814 votes- more
than t ii tlir.es as many as Mr. Wil
liams received in the Eighth Missis
sippi. The Democrat who ran against
bira got 12,005-more than eight
tim's as many as Mr. Williams, and
he was defeated, at that. The combin
ed votes of prohibit! mist ?md socialist
in that election amounted to 934.
At Columbus, Ohio, former Gover
nor George K. Nash dropped dead
Friday m truing in tlie bath room at
thc home of his stop daughter, Mrs.
Worthington E. Babcock, on Jeffer
son avenue. Gov. Nash bad been in
ill health for over a year, having been
stricken with heart trouble and other
c: m pl lea tl ons while governor of Ohio.
Prlday morning Mr. Nash arose late
and went to the bath room, when 1 e
was heard to fall. Life was extinct
when the family reached the room.
Tim Henson Why.
The Augusta Ile raid asks: "Why
does not Mr. Watson stump Kansas,
Nebraska, I laho and other Republi
can w;stern states where the strength
of Populism furnishes lit.n some hope
of electorlal votes? Populism has not
a ghost of a chance in such states as
Indiana, New York, and the Southern
states MV. Watson is speaking in. Ile
cause he is afraid ho would hurt the
Republicans In those States.
Guovr.u Cleveland made a speech
Saturday night in Now York before a
great audience which went wild with
enthusiasm. The speech was an effec
tive puncturing of the Republican
hubie c airn of credit for everything
that has been done for the country's
good, imperialism and had faith in
the Panama affair were vigorously
scored. We believe that Cleveland's
speech will h-ilp Parker in New York
New Jersey and Connecticut.
[COMTINUKD FROM l'AOE 4 ]
the campaign, but a large mn j jrlty of
tbe prohibitionists were my friends,
and as tho issue promised to make
things Tory complicated, it was finally
agreed that a box should be provided
at each d?mocratie club in wbioh the
question c f prohibition or license
Should be voted on.
Prohibition won by a majority of
ten thousand, the vota standing 25,
000 against and 35,000 for prohibi
tion. But there were more ttian 30,
000 voters who did not express them
selves on the question, therefuie,
prohibition did n >t recel VJ aMnajrr'ty
in the Sta1 e. 1 menti m this bec ilise
1 have been repeatedly charged with
oheatlng the prob blDon'.sts out of
their victory and of forcing tlie d:s
pensary law on the people. Wheo tLe
Legislature met tbe House of Repre
sentatives felt constrain d to p t-s a
prohib'tlon law and they did pass
such a till, but I lugg sted to the
Senate the advisability or substitut
ing the Disp-emary law f r the prohi
bition bill and t ie House accept d thc
c improm'se. The w ?rd " pispen** ry"
'was in the prubi la kn bill. A 1 of
tho frame work of the pn sent d spen
sary law was lu thc prohib th u bill, 1
only clanged the title, struck out
some provisions and put in ethers and
provided for the dispensary system,
naviug liquor sold by the State
th tough Its bonded ctlljers willi the
pr.iiit going to the people rather than
having it sold by an individual with
the prolit going into his own private
I think I did my duty. So far 1 know
you have voted on this issue five
times and the Dispensary always won
and until you S.H* tit tn change lt 1 am
willing to let it stand, and 1 stdl say
it is the best control of liquor ever
devised by human hands, and you
have to deal with men and matters as
they are rather v an as you va uki
like them to be. Now the particular
law giver and man who deals with
conditions a^i they aro and knows
these conditions dearly is thc mau
who is best qualiiied tn determine
what shall Le deua in governments.
The man who ho d.s his head high and
looks ata beautiful star and moves
forward, with his eyes on the ideal,
.'oes not sec the pitfalls which are
about his feet. I try to live up to my
ideal, but I keep try eyes on the
ground so that 1 can see whore the
pitfalls are. I am tot herc to say
anything about the prohibition idea.
If 1 felt that lt was possible, 1 would
vote the Dlspansary Law out, but I
know the pr jhihitlon idea can not be
cari led out. The question is, how
.nd iou handle Ibis diinanof whis
key? The Dispensary system is a sale
in the way that teaches the people
how to itse it instead of abus ng it.
There are people who hold it is a crime
to sell liquor except for med ich al pur
poses. There are some who go se? far
as to say, it is a crime lo drink whis
key. I i.ever saw it that way. I l ad
lt out with the preachers l? l'JOU
The Bishop down 1 e e at Spa. tanburg
called me a liar right out tu Confer
encc, and another high muckimuck
from the Baptist Church in Greenville
preached a sermon and Hayed me
alive almost, so I went to the Bible,
which 1 had not studied over mite ),
but no where could I Had any where
that it was a sin to drink wuiskcy or
to sell it. There was one text, Ldon't
care to quote it, giving that view
whereas, there are a dozeu or more
where men are told to drink, and in
stances are told in the lives of pro
phtts where? they drauk.
Rev. Mr. Hickson: They didn't
have any liejuor in that time.
Senator Tillman: Well they had
somethlrg that made them drunk, for
old mau Noah was made drunk. Tney
did not know how to distill whiskey
but tliey used the juice of the grape
and it made people di tink.
RJV. Mr. Hickson: Does the Bilde
justify old Noah for getting drunk?
Senator Tillman: I didn't say the
Bible justitied lt. A goad many
things are done which the Bible
doesn't justify. Come up here, 1 want
to shake your hand.
Rev. Mr. Hickson comes up on the
rostrum shakes hands with the Sena
tor H nd sits down.
Well, as 1 invited joint discosiiem
when I got up here, 1 suppos?e! if any
thing of the sort was to c >me od there
would have been an understanding tu
that ttlcct, but 1 invite the advocates
of those lighting the Dispensary to
ci nie on up. If my friend here makes
any boles in my stacking, I simply
want two or three minutes to pick up
the stitches. Taking my view of pio
hlbit ion, 1 think I bave made it clear
enough that lt is a little boo high for
us. Tba old bar room idea is simply
an imposable thing now, abel 1 can't
conceive of the people of South Car
olina wanting it hack again. 1 can't
conceive of how Die pe opie of Stu th
Caroiltia w i l ever go back to the old
scheme of selling. The bar room with
its tinelmirruws and cut glass which
would chaw your boys In ihrougn the
back door on Sunday.
In ilka) when this Issue was last
voted on, 1 asserted what appearod
to me to bc a plain fact, that the
preachers and l ar keepers were allied
together, the angels of light and the
suns of darkness, lighting side by si le,
the one to have bar rooms and the
other to have prohibition. Are they
together in this light? 1 don t know
whether these men who used to make
money In the liquor business are now
the head lights in the prohibition
crowd or not, I know they are nest on
Let us lind thc truth and follow lt;
If it leads to prohibition lets have it, or
if it le ads to the dispensary, lets have
it. Now what are ?oin3 of the rees >ns
anel advantages why the dispensary is
better than prohibition ur license?
First thing itelces, is th it it does away
with the element ol personal profit.
Honestly administered as the law was
formed and as it ls now, there is no
chance for any man tn make anything
nut of it individually ex ept his reg
ular salary as dispenser, clerk or c in
stable, but otherwise he can not geo
it honestly. Some men have talked
about its immorality. The newspai e s
keep one proof In stock. 1 think they
have lt run together with lincotype.
I never made any pr?tentions about it
being''a great moral institution." i
simply said when 1 formed it, this is
an improvement oh the old system
and with tho aid of the moral elena ut
in this Slate, we can enforce it to the
letter and drive drunkenness out of
South Carolina as far as lt c mid be
driven by anybody ur anything. We
did not name lt a great m irai inst itu
Don. 1 have bien misre present ed by
men who make me say things I n. ver
Slid ur thought of saying, and then
Condemned by the same men fur hav
ing said them.
Now, instead of men selling liquor
for private profit, thc pr. lit goes to
the community. The man who is a
dispenser has nothing to encourage
him to sell contrary tu the law when
he only gets his salary as fixed by the
State Board, therefore has no personal
interest in lt. You can easily realize
that lt has the advantage over any
other Eobeme of handling whiskey.
The greed of humanity and the desire
to make money without regard to cen
6iquenees, or of the women and chil
dren who are made miserable by
the sale ot the stuff, encourages
them to sell to minors and after
dark. They talk today about the S .ato
being disgraced and that the
dispensary money is b'ood money.
When the State permitted license to
be Issued and to reoeive money there
for, when your town got its bar room
licenses, it was as much an immorality
as it is to have the Dispensary. There
is no di tl ore o cc in the morals of the
Di: p?nsary and the license system.
There Js one feature whloh the dis
pensary system bas which the bar
room bas not. It bas absolutely des
tioyed the habit of treating, a mao
sa) lng "come on Bill or John and get
a drink. "And they would all get a
drink at one man's expense, and they
w( u'.d sit around and talk about orops
and one man would say, we have
drank that man's whiskey, let have
another, and all would take another
drink and before they left the larger
part of them would be drunk. Treat
ing has been doue away with bv the
Dispensary law and the man now who
wants ti give bis friend a drink bas
to go around back of thc stable and it
doesn't taste as good as lo would in
one of Hm; e little cut glass tumblers.
Hut say what you please, treating has
been killed practically by the Dispen
s.iry svs'.em. When the law is honest
ly administered, there is no incentive
to after nightfall as there was for
a barkeeper to do. These three are
1 recognize the right of newspapers
to c Itlc M me I don't set myself up as
being above lt, but 1 do object to
people putting words In my mouth
which I never said and whaling me
over the head for having said them.
About two months ago, I happened
to be golrg from Clemson College to
WashingUn to gitan oflicer detailed
to Clemson, a newspaper man rao up
to me at Sparenburg and asked me
what about the Bryce Bill. I have
never beeupfrald to say my say about
an) body's bill or anybody. I said it
seemed to me to be an attempt to as
sass! nate the dispensary law. I did say,
I did not Kee how any honest mao
could vote for the Bryce bill. For thi?
I have been severely cilttc'zel. If I
can nrtke myself understoed, I do not
think anybody can accuse me of hav
ing insulted a large lot of people who
believed in lt. 1 have been taught
that dist ones ty ls getting something
fer nothing, to take something that
doesn't belong to you. What did the
original Bryce Bill provide? Simply
that the Dispensary may be voted out
and no way is provided for enforcing
lb . Dispensary law io that county out
of that county's funds. I will tell you
thc truth straight and from the
should* r 1 say when a county wants a
Dispensary kicked out it is their
li.'lit. hut still when the dlspensarls
In the other c unties that have dis
pensaries, have to sen j constables into
that county and?make thc other coun
ty defray the ex pens-.'s of enforcing
the law, I said it was dishonest and I
believe it was dishonest and I stick to
Well, I have very briefly given you
an outline of some of the fundamental
principles Involved and I have also
endeavored to point out the reason
why the Dispensary law is the b:st
system for handling whiskey.
The Senator then made some re
ference to the fact that he was often
misquoted, to which one of the editors
present said that he never misrepre
sented the Senator but would print
h s exact words.
Senator Tillman: You tell mc you
are going to print what 1 say just
p'ain and fair. I have a gentleman
there wio will furnish you with an
exact copy and 1 almost agree to set
up the type or pay some one else for
doing lt, as I want everybody td see
how much there is to your great blow
ing on this sutiject.
Senator TH'min then said he had
ask'd tue city clerk for ligures and
had been advised that the ci1 y re
el ved 83,750 from dispensary profits,
and in reply to bis Inquiry as to the
tax levy he wxs advised, "See tax or
dinanc?," and as to the city's expendi
tures he was told, "See supply bill."
Senator Ullman was a bit sarcastic
saying thc clerk hid not given him
any supply bill or statement. Ile .said
he had asked for information wh en
should be accessible to any citizen and
that ls what he got, and therefore he
c u d not say anything as to what
will he result If the city of Gaffney
have this $3,750 In revenue cut off.
A Voice: 1 can tell you what the
receipts are from the dispensary, lt
ls *r> ooo.
S nator Tillman: I have got that.
You djn't get but $3,750 from the
dispensaries according to this state
ment, from October 1st 1U03 to Octo
b:r 1st IDU-i. 1 gat it irom your
c >unLy treasurer. He was good
enough to prepare for me a clear
statement in n g ird to the county. 1
tried to iiaX> information from your
city oil! dals as to the total am mut of
expenditures and taxes paid, etc., but
this is what 1 got: In effect nothing,
but n reference to the "supply bbl"
and the "city statement."
Tue c ninty treasurers statement
show that the taxable property of the
entity is $3,533,495, an 1 that the
county prciits arnon ite l to $5,11!? or
one and a half mills on all the taxable
property. CalT.iey received $3.750 in
a year. Blacksburg $1,3(19, the county
$5,119, and tho tcbcols $1,374, mak
ing a total from the dispensary ol
Now If you lind the dispensary is
snell a crime producer and such a
machine to wro^k lives and you want
to pay this additional amount to get
rid of lt and the additional taxes
amount ii g in all to over live mills tc
pay for enforcing the prohibition, tc
got rid of the dispensary, it is your
right. But I call your attention tc
t ;e fact that you will have to pay
double your taxes for cjunty purposes
and those members of the Legislature
who have probably been elected on
this iss ie will have to face the issue,
that they must increase the lew and
you must put your hands In youl
pockets and make this money go id,
Your school fund will bo reduced un
'ess you make it good to the amount
i f $4,771 and you will rob your chil
dren of one month of their schooling
or t :x yourself in order to make it
goo I. It ls ali a maUor you must
determine for yourselves.
Tine fact that odds are offered on s
cet tain candidats is no certaint)
whatever that he will be elected. Ir
1 ss 71 ; Hayes had the betting odd!
light along. In 1834 Blaine was a :
to 1 favorite for weeks after tin
nominations had been made, and odd;
were niven on him right down to th<
eve ot election. Yet Tilden bea'
Hayes and Cleveland defeated Blaine
ADDRESS 10 COTTON GROWBBBB.
An Appeal for Co-operation In an
Effort to Control Prices.
At a meeting ot i ho cotton growers
held ID the city of Columbia on the
2Q,h day of October, 190-4, we, the
undersigned, were -appointed a com
mittee to prepare au ud 'ress to the
cotton growers of South Ca - olma. We
desire to state most emphatically that
this is a bu In ess organization pure
and simple, that there is nothing
a secret or bidden In reference to its
business; Us sole and single object is
to seoure for cotton g rowe* s such uni
form prices as will properly compen
sate them for the labor and capital
invested. Realizing that cotton is
the ourreDcy ol the south and that
her Industrial welfare is dependent
upon tho price of it, we therefore
invite tho aid of every cotton pro
ducer, and all business and profession
al men in the State. We further re
cognize the fact that the cott n
I manufacturers are desirous of rh iln
talnhig a stable price for cotton, and
we te.leve that this organ'z ition will
promote tho interests of thc cotton
manufacturers of the south. This is
an age of combination and organiza
tion; other agricultural orgauizati ms
have been able to Hy and maintain a
s'.able price for the commodities to
the mutual benetit of producer ar d
consumer and hive so cc s fu ly ellml
nated the demoralizing induce, of
the violent lluatuati >us couse (pent
upon reckless spec dation, whici has
proved as disastrous to the manufac
turers as it is to the producer.
We declare it to bc a nee issity for the
welfare of thc cotton g^o.vers uf th
South to orgauizc for thc purpo-e of
protecting the raw material. We wi di
to lmprcts up in the cotton growers
the fact that they put upon the mar
ket within 90 days thc bulk of their
crop and desire the commercial wi,r?d
ti take lt at Its full valu.-; to take thc
risk of storing, the expense of Insur
ing, the loss of Interest for nir-e
months without compensation to the
purcbastr, whereas common sens .
would teach them that in order to
realize the highest price they must
carry these ri.-ks themselves and place
upon the maiket thc ir cotton as ihe
trade rt quires it; in ott er words, in
stead of selling their cotton fr im S jp
t moer to December, wo protest thal
it ls comm m sins - and business tn
pei feet a plau by which we may sell
it from Septeml er to September. Tu
this unfoitunate custom tif dumping
our sotlon on the market in .so short
a time regardl si ot elemaud ur price
is largely due the unrcmuuerativc
prices to the producer. What is tilt
remedy? Millious of dollars are wait
ing prolitable invcstmrn?, in go- d se
curitics. The world ki o vs and con
celves that there is U J b tter security
than cotton. Hence a plun hy which
the cotton can bi retain'.d in thc
bands of the producer and used as a
collateral upon which he can siourc
money at a reasonable ra'e of interest
to'meet pressing debts, enabl ng h m
thereby to place his cotton upon the
market at such time and in such
quanti ty as the price justilies is rues'
To this end we ask the cotton po
ducers lu every county In South Ciro
llna to meet at once and organize f<>?
tbe purpose cf sending deli gates to a
nV,.ting in Columbia for the purp- se
o^Tormulaticg a specific pl;-n tj car y
oi the ideas abive suggested and to
pt '"?ct. an organization which will
ny ain otton at such price as will
pr . erly compensate the grower. We
oorgratulate thc cotton growers or
this State that other cotton produc
ing States are organizing for this pur
pose and the future is bright with
promise for a national orgaiiizith n to
mainto'u a stable and remunerative
price f-.r cottou. With this end In
view we tuggest that in each county
the cott m growers assomb e and s nd
two delegates to C du obi a on Thurs,
day, November I Ot*', 1904. We re
quest all county papers to copy this
13. O. Harris, Anderson c runty.
H. A. Richardson, Barnwell county.
W. D. Evans, Chestertield county.
P. L. Hardin, Chesier county.
R. A. Sublett, Claren on c unty.
W. C Brand, Collet u county.
T. II. Rainsford, Edgetield county.
J. W. S. K ng, Florence county.
John Cautey, Ker-haw cninty.
J. H. Wharton, Laurens c ti .ty.
E. D. Smith, L e c< unty.
J. W. Wylie, Lancaster county.
IT. R. Galloway, Mu rion county.
B. M. Peague-*, Marlboro county.
B F, Kellar, Orangeburg county.
J. II Strlbbllng, Picke ns county.
Francis H. Weston, Richland Co.
H. W. Dabbs, Sumter county.
W. H. Stewart, York county.
J. M. Edwards, Spartanburg county.
W. H. Irwin, Greenville county.
No Answer At Ail.
Ex-Attorney G?rerai Knox, who
was tent to the Senate frcin Pennsyl
vania In Quay's place, by thc Stell
Trust attempts to answer Judge
Parker's charge that the Republican
party buys elections for the presidency
or relies larg ly upon n oi ey from the
corporate ns and trusts for that, pur
pose. Mr. Knox's so called response
is that the Democratic party has its
tru t supporters. Tue re are, t o
doubt, some men of large mi ans in tl e
Democratic party and some who are
connected willi trusts, but we notice,
when the campaign is on, the national
committee is always, of lite years,
shoit. of cash even for legitimate pur
poses. We suppose that Judge
Parker's address and thc onslaught
made upon Cortelyou demand.d .some
public answer. Mr. Knox did not an
swer the following qu s ions put him
hy tho New York World:
1. ILw much has thc Beef Trust
contributed to Mr Cortelyou?
2 How n.Och has the Paper Trust
c attributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
ii. How nmca has me Coal Trust
contributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
4. How much has the Sugar Trust
contributed to Mr. Cori? lyon?
5. now much bas Die ( hi Trust con
tributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
ti. How much has tho Tobacco
Truat contributed to Mr. Cortelyou.-'
7. Ho v mue.li has tho Steel Trust
contributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
8. How much has the Insurance
Trust contributed td Mr. Cortelyou?
9. How mach have the national
banks contributed to Mr Cortdyou?
10. How much have the six great
railroad trusls contribu ed to Mr.
The Augus'a Chronicle says "thoie
was some attempt to make capital
out of that frenzied fakir, Tom Law
son's, statement that Standard Oil
millions weru behind Parker, but tie
fore ttiat corporation denied it sp>cl
th'ally, no intelligent or honest Re
publican believed lt, especially with
such a witness as Lawson, who, pic
turing Ad licks as an erubodlmentjof
total depravity, admitted that Roose
velt was his chum and that he-Law
son- was, p ?lltlcilly thc a;ly of this
Fana tor Tillman 7 hink? Judgo Park r
Eas a Good Chanco.
HE SAYS WATSON IS DISGUSTING.
Tho Senator Soys Do Cannot Under?
stand Why tho Georgian Op
poses lils Section and
The Augusta Chronicle says Hon.
15. K. Tillman, United Stales senator
from y( u th Carolina, spent sever A
hours iu the city Wednesday ulght
while on lils way from his home to
Kentucky and Indiana, where he g ?es
t ) make speechrs for Parker. Ile v.an
seen by a Chronicle reporter to whom
be talked interestingly of the national
"I have never b?en whipped in my
li'e," said the senator when asked bis
opinion of Parker's chances. "I never
idmit lhat the enemy bas the best of
j us, and always take an optimistic
view of a contest. Hut I feel like the
?jmo' ra's have a giod chance to go
in this year. I base this opinion tn
what I have feen and heard from thi
Mist and West. 1 spoke in I linois
se veral limes Hoon after the campaign
bi gau thr re, und then 1 could not tell
much about that state. 1 see that
Carter Harris u lias seen Paiker and
promised him to carry Chicago, which
lam ci ntident that he can do. I'
Ch'cago g^es Demi eratic by 25,000
maj ri t y, Parker will have an excel
lent sh nv to? canylng the State of
Illinois. 1 believe that Indiana wi.i
im Democratic, if for no other reason
because Taggart ls on his mettle there
and will band every i tl -rt in his pow
er to get his owu state-and 1 believe
he will. Ile is a wonderful wc rker."
"What about the Ea*t?" the re
"I am conti lent that New Yolk
will go for Pliker. As to Ne.v Jeri?y
and Connecticut I am not so sure. 1
think that our young man, Davis, will
he able to take West Virginia. Oh, r.o,
his aye will n t have any tfleet, fur
ther than having give.i Iii m a li un
lime to electioneer and get inlluence.
I am also contident lint we have a
good showing for si ve ral cf the West
ern doubtful sti.ti.s."
"What oo you think of the efl. ct of
Wats n's candidacy?" ventured Un
ie poi ti r.
Tue senator laughed oue of those
laughs that be yot i if not lorg ago,
?vh*3U a reporter asked bim tho samr
question, and when he d'd not have
the time to reply, ai d f llowed with
one of those characteristic looks of
der is i m, a; lie r? plied:
"Tom Watson is t > rn1 one or the
mostdisgusting men in American pup
ae I fe."
"Hut, Senator, lie seems to have ad
mirat'on for you. Ho says that he is
nady to fol ow you tin the proper
platform," commented the inteiview
''As for that, thc admiration, per
sonally, is mutual," he replied. "I ad
mire his brilliancy and unusual intel
lect," but"-and here tile noted South
?arolli lan assumed one of those pt si
tue l.oks bei ri which great men
nave quailed-"I can't see how any
man can forget his native country,
his very people, the pe ?pie of bis
mother and his children, and do all be
can against one of their must material
"Uibs be is pal'?," suggested a
' I cannot conceive," r pueu the
senator, "of Tom Watson being pa d
to act as he is doing. "1 e .n'D believe
lt.. 1 ju.-t think that the nan lacks
balance. No, 1 cinnot see hov anyone
can deny that we have a race question
When asked ?:s to the probable ef
fect on I hs results ot Watson's cam
paign, Mr. Tillman rep led that hu
did tnt Uiink the i tTeot would be ma
terial for or against tither of the
pa,tus. lu New York he was conli
lent tba j Dels v. ould toll a large
vot\ and that tl e socialist poll would
come from the Republicans, lu the
West Watson's vote would come ??s
much fri m the lt 'publicans as from
the Democrats, lo would unt be a
large vole, in his ( pinion, anywhere.
'1 am depending, not on the wild,
changeable vote, in this campaign,"
said tile senator, "but on the sane,
cons rvative pe pie io elect Parker.
Tue penile who own property and
have lar,.e interests at stake, don't
know wl en the pres nt rep i me is lt
able to Uar up the limn.cia! conditions
or plunge the country into war. 1 de
pend on the people in the North, who
own property in the .South, and who
will for dollar interests, if not for
others, vole for Parker; for they know
that present policies will tend
10 tear up social conditions, cati a
.strife and demoralization and endang
er Ihe welfare of property interest-?
here. On this calm, sane, conservative
vote in the East and West 1 depend
f. r Parker's election."
The senator left on ttie Georgia
train Wednesday night for Atlanta.
Ile will go directo Kentucky, and
after making two speechrs in that
slate, .will go to I .diana to assist Tag
gart. Ile will be there uni il November
?, and won't be South ayain until the
day of the i lection. Ile said that be
would try to get home in time to
Si MK Demie-at s have become da
spondeut because the New York Uer
aid sP.ys "it se. ms a fort IM ne conclu*
stou that itiosevelt will bee'e:tcd.''
The Herald knows no more atout it
than we do. In ti e New York major
ity contest las . year Ute Herald on
the day nf the electl n p ed lc ted
L. ?w's election by a large majority,
but wi en tho vote was counted it was
fi. oil ?i.ut McClellan had won by a ma
jority of i early sixty thousand, lt
the Herald could not, guess better
thin that in a small city election why
should it ba able to decide a nation il
election Ihne we ks in advance.
POMK people point to the bettlrg in
New York as in licatlve of the de:eat
of the Dom-cntlc ticket. Batting
airans notiilrg. in tho mayoralty
contest in Greater New York last
year tl e bi t; ing was II? lo i that Low
would carry Brooklyn and :> to 1 that
he would ?any it b> 20,000 majority.
He was I eau n in Brooklyn by 2,000.
That ls a .sample of what bettlrg
amounts to as an indication of bow
the elec tlori is g dog.
Killed by Bab Tooth.
Miss Mary (?ress, aged nineteen
years, the daughter of Hon. G. V.
Uri st, and one of 1113 must pcpul ir
ulrls in Atlanta younger social set,
died at 12::i0 Friday morning from
blood p ?ison caused by au abcosed
tooth. Miss G ress was only attacked
Thursday morning, though she had
been Hullorluu' with the tooth several
days. Slie waa to have made her
debut in a few weeks.
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Speaking of mysterious tastes, that
of n man who was recently before the
magistrate nt Greenwich ls not very
easy of explanation. Three weeks ago
a legacy of ?130 was left to him. The
first thing he bought, lt seems, was a
set of billiard balls, nnd he now has
nothing elBe left to show for the ?K!U,
which has disappeared nt the rate of
?43 ?>s. Sd. weekly. Why billiard balla?
It la a singular and rather interesting
form of craving. It ls perhaps true
Iliat a billiard ball ls one of the very
few perfect objects produced by tuan.
It ls nil of a piece, lt ls thoroughly ho
mogeneous ns regards material, nnd lt
is, or should be. faultless In form. Yet
only u strong strain of mysticism lu
the character would account for a tuan
hungering and thirsting for billiard
bnlis nbove all other earthly ?ilngs.
Eyelet? Sold hr the million.
"Eyelets," enid n manufacturer, "are.
Uko needles, pins and matches, sold by
tho million Instead of by tho pound. I
don't suppose anybody could tell how
many million eyelets aro sold every
year in New York, but the number ls
prodigious. Eyelets are nrndo for a
variety of uses, from tho huge white
metal loops sewed Into the cornera of
ships' Bails to tho tiny eyelets for tho
dainty Bllpper of a baby. The greatest
number of eyelets made arc, of course,
for shoes. They nre put up In boxes of
100.000. 250.000 and 500.000. Only
those proportions aro packed. They
cost anywhere from $50 to $130 a mil
lion."-New York Times.
At Valdoita, Ga., early Friday
ulghfc 12 negroes In jail on felony
charges effected their escape by cut
ting through three steel bars and
picking a hole In the brick wall of tho
building. It is believed a saw was
passed in to the prisoners by friends
on the outside. Bloodhounds have
been sent for and tho trail will be
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