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A DOCTOR SUICIDES.
Tbe Tragio End to Family Quarroh |
Over Religious Hatters.
SAD AFFAIR OVER UT BOM TER.
Dr. Van Telburjc Bofman Severely
Beat? Ul* Wife aud Then Blew
fila ?Own? Brains Out
With a Shotgun.
Dr. VanTelburg Holman commit
ted suicide Monday morning about 9
o'clock at bis residence, 124 south
Main street Sumter, S. C., by shoot
. lng the left side and top of his head
; off with a breeobloading shotgun.
A special dispatch to The State says
he did the deed while standing-plac
ing the muzzle of the gun near the
corner of bis left eye and pulling the
trigger with bis right thumb. He
was found on his back, his head near
the wall and the gun lying across his
body. Drains were spattered against
the wall and celling and pieces of skull
.were found on the floor.- Coroner
.^Flowers held an inquest at 10 30
-^o'clock and the Jury rendered a verdict
that the deceased came to his death
by a gunshot wound 11 11 cted by his
It ls stated that the direct cause of
the suicide was a quarrel with his
wife, whom he beat Monday morning.
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 in another physician
to treat her. uThis physician went to
Hofman and told him that the next
time such aching occurn d he would
be exposed and punished. It is believ
ed that when he repeated the act j
Monday morning he preferred death
rather than exposure. ! _J L.
The servants state that they had
not been on peaceable terms for sev
eral days; that they quarreled Sunday,
and it was renewed at the breakfast
table Monday morning. Mrs. liff-1
man left the table for the parlor.
?bat she would pack up and
leave orTfrhe next train. He followed
her to the-parldr-) and a moment later j
grabbed her by the sh ulders and beat j
her head against the wall and foo
facing. He then went out and I>eked
her Inside, but she escaped through a
window opening on the piazza to a
neighbor's hou^e a few feet away,
screaming and blood streaming down
her face. When the doctor returned
and found her gone he shot himself.
Some believe that it was his purpose
to first kill her. He was a man o?
?cry violent tempar when aroused,
*nd lt was all dune 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 Hofman was Lom
in Holland 38 years ago. He came to
Sumter In 1809 from Norfolk, Va., to
take charge of the relief department
of this division of the Atlantic Coast I
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, ofllcer lu Sumter"
Training School for Nurses, surgeon of
the Atlantic Coast Line, instructor In
physiology and hygiene at St. Joseph's
academy, member of ?he Knights of
Phythias, Woodmeu of the World, li.
P. O. E. and the Catholic church. He
was a popular man, courteous and
kind in his dealings with his fellow
Dr. Hofman was very highly cdu
cated. He was a graduate of a uni
versity of h's native country, of Bell
vue Medical cellege, New York, and
Richmond Medical college. Ho had
considerable experience practicing in
hospitals. He married Miss Leonora
Russell of Newberry, daughter of J. S.
Russell, deceased, #nd a niece of State
Treasurer Jennings^-...They married
after a very short acquainrarsos.
Before her marriage Mrs. Hofman
clerked for Ryttcnberg & Si ns, aud
Schwartz Bros. of that city, and uVr
old employers speak in tho very
highest terms o? her as a lady of
character and refinement, and all
others who know her well speak thc
same way. Sh? is a conistent member
of the Metl id st church and loved hy
the officials and members of that
church. Tbl f .neral of Dr. Hofman
took place at the convent chape.
Tuesday morning at 0 u'olcck and the
interment at tl e C?metery immediate
Republicans Make n ltc-qucut.
E. H. Deas, colored, signing him
self chairman of the Republican
party, bas 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
gers of the several precincts in this
State ab which candidates for con
gress and for presidential electors
will be voted at the next general
election to be held on the 8th of No
vember, pox! mo." in reply Gov.
Hoy ward notified Deas that upon
recommendation from legislative dele
gations all of the commissioners had
been appointed, section 200 of the
code requiring that the appointments
bo made at least 30 days before the
Three Men Killed.
?it Satllla, Ga., the large hollers in
the m.]l of the Hilton Dodge Lumber
company exploded late Friday af Ler
noon. T ie mill property was practi
cally demolished. Three negro work
men were killed outright. The body
of ono man was blown acrou:
river. Manager J. A. F, s'er of that
place left Saturday morning for thc
sc^ne of the disaster. He could give
no definite details. The mill was a
large one, cutting -10,000 to 00,000
feet per day. Opo.atlons aresuspended
The Wilmington Star says: "Tom
Watson is denouncing thc Hon. Wil
liam Jennings Bryan for supporting
Judge Parker. Colonel Bryan is open
ly making a light for thc candidate
whom he watts elected, while Wat
son, under the pretence that he ls a
candidate himself, is bushwhacking
for Roosevelt. That is the oillerencc
between a statesman like Bryan and a
poltroon Uko Watson._
Only a 111 ti IV.
Those bets In New York are prob
ably made by Republicans tx) influence
public sentiment. The New York
Evening Post has called the bluff, and
after an Investigation learns that only
820,000 has really been wagered on
the election result In Wall street.
AFTER THE SOUTH.
The Republicans Are Dertermlacd to
The 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
the next Congress if tbat body bas a
Republican majority is 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 days
ot tbe canvass. This document sets
forth the 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 tbat
r? presentation in Congress and in the
electoral colleges be reduced in States
where the elective franchise has been
limited by special discrimination is
raising tho race question. This is not
brus. The platform does not toucb
tbe race question. Tbe clause in
question has 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 ceut of the population votes,
while the average vote in others is
anywhere from ti fl ecu to twenty live
per cent. Before the war these States
were allowed to count three-fifths of
their non-voting slave population;
now they count the whole of their
nen voting free population. Is this
There is a district in Mississippi in
which one-half of one p:r cent of the
population votes; In another only one
person in 133 votes; and votes for John
Sharp Williams, who is protesting
against government without represen
tation in the Philippines. One vote In
Mississippi equals from Keven to twen
ty live lu any Northern State." Judge
Parker siys he obj c's to governmi nt
by an oligarchy. Where do you think
tue oligarchy is in this country, and
what do you waut to do about it?
The accompanying tables show the
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 Slates tho successful
candidate ran without opposition, pol
ling tlie eutire vote cast In his dis
trict; while in N rlhern States lip op
position, divided among s-??c?ai par
ties, frequently cast m ire votes than
were cast for the winner of the eke
lion. If a healthy opposition ls a sign
of wholesome political life, this fact
is certainly signl(leant.
Compare the First S^uth Car lina
dis!riot, which takes in tre city ot
Charleston and has a population of
19? 300, with the Fifth P. un y 1 vania,
which includes a part of Philadelphia,
population 1 OG ."li? Mr. Legare of
South Carolina received 3 719 votes
<>ut of a tot il of 3.924; Mr. Morrell of
Pennsylvania, 20,358 out of 25,640,
both candidates having practically no
Opposition. Mr. Lrgaie received the
votes of one littienth of the popula
tion of his tllstiict. Mr. Morrell the
votes of one-seventh the population of
bis. One voter in S mth Carolina
equals s'veu In Piucsylvan'a.
Compare the Sixth South Carolina
district, population 201,577, with the
First Massicbusetts, 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 erne only
person in 50 veted; in Mr. Lawrence's
the proportion was one in seven. One
South Carolina vote equals seven in
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 4,22(1 against an opposition of 1 tiT
Republican; In the other the Republi
can candidate gol 17.878 vot^sagainst
17,338 Democratic and 1,520 divided
among three other factions, the total
vote polled being one fifth of the pop
ulation, as against one-forty-second ot
the p ipulatiou of the Seventh South
Carolina. Ona voter in South Carolina
equals eight in New York, and doesn't
have to work so hard to elect lils man.
John Slurp Williams, the Demo
critic leader of the House, is much
troubled in mind about the rights of
the Filipinos, who are deprived of
proper representation. So long as here
are 132 people in bis own district who
are not voting to one who is lt. seems
as If tho Mississippian might look
neare r home. Ile was elected to the
prescut Ct ogress by the total vote of
his district, 1,433, ann there are 190,
885 people in that db.Liict. One in 133
of them voted.
In the Eighth New Jersey district
Mr. Wiley received ls 814 votes-more
than t n thr.es as many as Mr. Wil
liams received in the Eighth Missis
sippi. The Democrat who ran against
him got 12,005-more than eight
tim s as many as Mr. Williams, and
he was defeated, at that. The combin
ed votes of prohibitionist and socialist
in that election amounted to 934.
At C. lumbus, Oblo, former Gover
nor George K. Nash dropped dead
Friday ra irning in the bath room at
the home of Iiis step daughter, Mrs.
Worthington E. Babcock, on Jeller
son avenue. Gov. Nash had been in
ill health for over a year, having been
stricken wi uh heart trouble and oilier
complications while governor of Ohio.
Friday morning Mr. Nash arose late
and went to the bath rojin, when 1 e
was heard to fall. Life was extinct
wheo the family reached the room.
Tlie Iteason Why.
The Augusta Herald asks: "Why
does not Mr. Watson stump Kansas,
Nebraska, 1 laho and other Republi
can wi stern states where the strength
of Populism furnishes him some hope
of electorial votes? Populism has not
a ghost of a chance In such states as
Indiana, New York, and thc Southern
states Mr. Watson is speaking in. Be
cause he is afraid he would hurt the
Republicans in those States.
G HOV Kit Cleveland made a speech
Saturday night in New York before a
great audience which went wild with
enthusiasm. The speech was an effec
tlve puncturing of the Republican
bub'.o cairn of credit for everything
that has been done for thc country's
good. Imperialism and had faith in
the Panama affair were vigorously
scored. We believe that Cleveland's
speech will halp Parker in New York
New Jersey and Connecticut.
[CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 ]
the campaign, but a large majority of
tho prohibitionists were my friends,
and as the Issue promised to make
things very oomplloatcd, lt was finally
agreed that a box should be provided
at each democratic club In which the
question vt prohibition or license
should be voted on.
Prohibition won by a majority of
ten thousand, tho vote standing 25,
OOO against and 35,000 for prohibi
tion. But there were more than 30,
000 voters who did not express them
selves on the question, thercfoie,
prohibition did n >t receive arnijirity
In the Sta*e. 1 menti m this bec tuse
1 have been repeatedly charged with
oheating the prohbltlonls's out of
their vlotory and of forcing the dis
pensary law on the people. When tLe
Legislature met the House of Repre
sentatives felt constrain d to nus a
prohib'tion law and they did pass
such a till, but I tugg steel to the
Senate the advisability or substitut
ing the Dispensary law f r the prohi
bition bill aud f ie House accept d thc
omprom'se. The w-*rd "Dispens.-r/"
'was in the prohibition bill. A t of
the frame work of the pn sent d spen
siry law was lu the p roll lb thu bill, 1
only clanged the title, struck out
some provisions and put in ethers and
provided for the dispensary system,
having liquor sold by the State
thiough Its bonded officers willi the
prjtit going ti the people rather than
having it sold by an individual with
thc profit going into his own private
I thin? I did my duty. So far I know
you have voted on this issue live
times and the Dispensary always wou
and until you sje lit to change lt 1 am
willing to let it stand, aud 1 stdl say
it is the best coutrol of liquor ever
devised by human hands, and you
have to deal with men and matters as
they are rather t> an as you would
like them to be. Now the particular
law giver and man who deals with
conditions as they are and knows
these conditions clearly is the man
who ls best qualilied to determine
what shall Le dine in governments.
The man who ho ds his head high and
looks at a beautiful star and moves
forward, with his eyes on the ideal,
3oes not sec ttie pitfalls which are
about his feet. I try to live up to my
ideal, but I keep my eyes ou the
ground so that I can see where the
pitfalls are. I am not here to say
anything about the prohibition idea.
If I felt that lt was pa sible, I would
vote the Dlsptmsary Law out, hub I
know the pr jhibltion idea can not bs
carried out. The question ls, how
?til iou handle this d^tnjn of whis
key? The Dispensary system is a sale
in the way that teaches the people
how to use it instead of abus titi it.
There are people who hoi 1 it is a crime
to sell liquor except for medici! al pur
poses. There are .some who go su far
as to say, it is a crime lo drink whis
key. I t.ever saw it that way. I had
it out with the preachers la 11)00
The Bishop down 1 e e at Spa.-tanLurg
called me a liar right out in Confer
ence, aud another high mucki muck
from tue Baptist Church in Greenville
preached a sermon and flayed me
alive almost, so I went to the Bible,
which 1 had not studied over muc i,
but no where could I fiad any where
that it was a sin to drink whiskey or
to sell it. There was one text,, Ldou't
care to quote lb, giving that view
whereas, there are a dozen or more
whcie men are told to drink, and in
stances are told in the lives of pro
phets where they drauk. -
Rev. Mr. Hickson: They didn't
have any liquor in that time.
Senator Tillman: Well they had
something that made them drunk, for
old man Noah was made drunk. Tney
did not know how to distill whiskey
but they used the juice of the grape
and lt made people diunk.
R?V. Mr. Hickson: Does the Bible
justify old Koah f jr getting drunk?
Senator Tillman: 1 didn't say the
Bible justified it. A good many
things are dune which the Bible
doesn't justify. Come up here, I want
to shake your hand.
Rev. Mr. Hickson comes upon the
rostrum shakes hands with tue Sena
tor and sits duwil.
Well, as 1 invited joint discus lion
when 1 got up here, 1 supposed if any
thing of the sort was to curie oil there
would have been an understanding tu
that il?tct, but 1 invite the advocates
of those lighting the Dispensary to
ci me on up. If my friend lu re makes
any holes in my st icking, I simply
want two or three minutes to pick up
the stitches. Taking my view of pio
hibition, 1 think I have made lt clear
enough that it is a little t ;o high fur
us. The old bar room Idea is simply
an impossible thing now, abd 1 can't
conceive of the people of South Car
olina wanting it back again. I can't
conceive of bow the piopleof Se util
Carolina will ever go back tu the old
scheme of selling. The bar room with
its tinelmirrows and cut glass which
would diaw your boys in througn the
back door on Sunday.
In 1000 when this issue was last
voted on, 1 asserted what appeared
to me to be a plain fact, that the
preachers and larkecpers were allied
together, the angels of light and the
sons of darkness, righting side by side,
the one to have bar rooms and thc
other to have prohibition. Are they
together in this fight? 1 don't know
whether these men who used to make
money in the liquor business are now
the head lights in tue prohibition
crowd ur not, I koo* they are not on
Let us Und the truth and follow ll;
if it leads tu prohibition leta have it, or
If it leads to the dispensary, lets have
it. Now what are tomi of the recs ms
and advantages wiiy the dispensary ls
better than prohibition or license?
First thing itdces, is that it does ti way
with the element of personal p'oilt.
Honestly administered as thc law was
formed and as it is now, there ls no
chance for any mao to make anything
out of it individually ex cpt his reg
ular salary as dispenser, clerk or e in
stable, bub otherwise he can not get,
it honestly. Some men have talked
about lbs immorality. Thc newspapers
keep one proof In stojk. I think they
have it run together with llneotype.
1 never made any pr?tentions about it
being''a great moral institution." 1
simply said when I formed it, tills ls
an improvement on the old system
and with the aid of the mural element
in this State, we can enforce lt to the
letter and drive drunkenness out of
South Carolina as far as lt c mid be
driven by anyoody or anything. We
did not name lt a great moral institu
tion. I have been misrepresented by
men who make me say things 1 n-ver
stld or thought of saying, and then
cjudemne i by the same men for hav
ing said them.
Now, Instead of men selling liquor
for private prullt, the pr. lit goes to
the community. The man who is a
dispenser has nothrpg tb encourage
him to sell contrary-tu the law when
he only gets bis salary BB fixed by the
State Board, there furo bas DO personal
interest in lt. You can easily realize
that lt has the advantage over any
other s?beme of handling whiskey.
The greed of humanity and the desire
to make money without regard to con
sequences, or of the women and chil
dren who are made miserable by
the sale of the stuff, encourages
thom to soil to minors and after
dark. They talk today about tbe Slate
being disgraced an^ that the
dispensary mouey is b'ood money.
When the State permitted license to
be Issued and to receive money there
for, when your town got its bar room
licenses, it was as much an Immorality
a ; it is to have the Dispensary. There
ls no difference in tbe morals ot the
Di. p"usary and the license system.
There is one feature which the dis
pensary system bas which the bar
room has not. It bas absolutely des
tioyed the habit of treating, a man
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
wc uld sit around and talk about crops
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 tbe larger
part of them vould be drunk. Treat
ing has been doue away with bv the
Dispensary law and the man now wtu>
wants t > give bis friend a drink bas
bo go around back of the stable and it
doesn't taste as good as it would in
one of those little cut glass tumblers.
Hut say what you please, treating has
he^n killed practlcal'y by the Dispen
sary s>s'em. When the law is honest
ly administered, there is no incentive
to sell after nightfall as there was for
a barkeeper to do. These three are
I recognize the right of newspapers
to citiez? me 1 don't set myself upas
being above it, but I do obj:co td
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
tobe goirg from Clemson College to
Washington to gi t an officer detailed
to Clemson, a newspaper man ran up
to me at Sparbanburg and asked me
what about the Bryce Bill. I have
never been pf raid to say my say about
anybody's bill or anybody. I said it
seemed to ma to bc an attempt to as
sassiuate thedispensary law. I did say,
I did nob Kee how any honest man
could vote for the Bryce bill. For thi>
I have been severely ciltlc'zei. If I
can make myself understotd, Ido not
think anybody can acause me of hav
ing insulted a large lob of people who
believed In lt. 1 have been taught
that diskonesty ls getting something
fer nothing, to take something that
doesn't belong tc you. What did Lue
origiral Bryce Bill provide? Simply
that the Dispensary may be voted out
and no way ls provided for enforcirg
th' Dispensary law io that county out
of that county's funds. I will tell you.
the truth straight and from the
shouldi r I say when a county wants a
Dispensary kicked cut it ls their
tight, but still when the dispensaris
in thc other c unties that have dis
pensaries, have to se ni constables into
that county and?make the other coun
ty defray the expenses 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 ycu
an outline of some of the fundamental
principles involved and I have also
endeavored to point out the reason
why the Dispensary law ls the b .st
system for handling whiskey.
The Senator then made some re
ference to the fact that he was of-en
misquoted, to which oneof the editors
present said that he never misrepre
sented the Senator but would print
h s exact words.
Senator Tillman: You tell me you
are going to print what I say Just
p'ain aud 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 elsa for
duing it, as I want everybody tb see
how much there is to your great blow
ing on this subject.
Seuator TH'min then said be had
ask* d tue city clerk for figures aud
had been advised that the ci'y re
el ved 83,750 from dispeusary protits,
and in reply lo his inquiry as to the
tax levy he was advised, "See tax or
dinanc?," and as bo the city's expendi
tures lie was told, "See supply bill."
Senator '11 ll man was a bit, sarcastic
saying the clerk had not given him
any supply bill or statement. Ile said
he had asked for information wh'ch
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 be result If the city of Gaffney
have this $3,750 In revenue cutoff.
A Voice: I can tell you what the
receipts are from the dispensary, lt
is $f> ooo.
S uator Tillman: I have got that.
You don't get but 83,750 from the
dispensaries according to this state
ment, from October 1st 1903 to Octo
ber 1st 1S)04. 1 got lt Irom your
c ninty treasurer. He was good
enough to prepare for me a clear
statement In ri g ird to the county. 1
tried to get informai.ion from your
city, olh dals as to the total am >unt of
expenditures and taxes paid, etc., but
tbis is what I got: In effect nothing,
but a reference to the "hupply bid"
and the ''city statement."
Toe c ninty treasurers statement
show that, the taxable property of the
county is $3,533,405, uni that the
county prcli'.s arnon ite l to 96,110 or
one and a half mil's on all the taxable
property. Gaffney received 83.750 In
a year. Blacksburg 81,300, the county
$5,119, and the sen oks 84,374, mak
ing a total from the dispensary of
Now If you lind the dispensary is
snell a cri mo producer and such a
machine to wreak lives and you want
to pay this additional amount to get
rid of it and the additional taxes
amountlrg in all to over !ivc mills to
pay for enforcing the prohibition, to
got lid of the dispensary, lt is your
right. But 1 call your attention to
toe fact, that you will have to pay
double your taxes for county purposes
and those members of the Legislature
who have probably been e'eatcd on
this issue will have to face the issue,
that they must increase the lew and
you must put your hands in your
pockets and make this money good.
Your school fund will bo reduced un
eis you make lt good to thcamouut
if $1,774 and you will rob your chi!
dren of one month of their schooling
or tax yourself In order to make lt
goo I. lt is ah a matter you must
determine for yourselves.
Tine fact that odds are offered on a
cet tain candidate is no certainty
whatever that he will be elected. In
1870 Hayes had the betting odds
right along. In 1884 Blaine was a 2
to 1 favorite for weeks after the
nominations had been made, and odds
were given on him right down to the
eve of election. Yet Tilden beat
Hayes aud Cleveland defeated Blaine.
ADDRESS IO COTTON GROWBBBB.
An Appeal fur Co-operation In an
KfTort to Control Prices.
At a meeting ot the cotton growers
held tn the city of Columbia on the
20.h day of October, 1904, we, the
undersigned, were -appointed a com
mittee to prepare au ad 'ress to the
cotton growers of South Ca-ol I na. Wc
desire to state most emphatically that
this isa bu buss organization pure
and simple, that there is nothing
a r cret or hidden in reference to its
.Hi -tess its sole and single object is
.o woore for cotton growers sucli uul
! form prices as will properly compen
I sate them for th i labor and capital
invested. Reall hag that cotton is
tbe currency of the south and that
her industrial welfare is dependent
upon the price ot it, we therefore
invite the aid of every cotton pro
ducer, and all business and profession
al men in the State. We further re
cognize the fact that the cutt ii
I manufacturers are desirous ofmiin
talnlng a stable price far cotton, and
we believe that this organization will
promote the Interests of the cotton
manufacturers of the south. This is
an age of combination and organiza
tion; other agricultural organizations
have been able to tlx and maiutain a
stable price fur the commodities tn
the mutual benefit of producer and
consumer and hive suco s fu ly el im i
nated His demoralizing inductee of
the violent Huctuati >us couse quent
upon reckless spec dation, whici has
pioved as disastrous to ttie manufac
turers as it is to the pro iucer.
We declare It to be a nee ?ssl ty for tho.
welfare of the cotton growers of th"
South to organize for the purpo.-e of
protecting the raw material. We wida
to im pr?ts up m the cotton growers
the fact that they put upon the mar
ket within 90 days the bulk of their
crop and desire the commercial world
ta take it at its full valu.-; to take the
risk of storing, the expense of insur
ing, the loss of interest for nine
months without compensation to the
purchaser, whereas common sens::
would teach them that ia order to
realize the highest pt ice they must
carry these ri.-ks themselves and place
upon the mai ket their cotton as the
trade rt quires it; in otter words, in
stead of selling their cotton fr am S jp
t mber to December, wo protest that
it is comm >u sins - and business tb
pei feet a plau by which we may sell
it from Septeml cr to September. Tu
tills unfottunate custom of dumping
our sutton on tile market in so short
a time regardl si of demand or price
is largely due tho unrcmuuerative
prices to the producer. What is the
?cu??uj ? St?ii?iuas of eioiiars are wait
ing profitable Investment io gord se
curitics. The world ki o vs and con
ceives that there is UJ b tier security
than cotton. Hence a plan by which
the cotton can b; retain'd in the
bands of the producer and used as a
collateral upon which he can s ?cure
money at a reasonable rate of int? rest
to'meet pressing debts, enabl ng h m
thereby to pl?r.e his cotton upon the
market at snob time and in such
tiuauti ty as the price justillos is mus
To this end we ask the cotton p o
ducers lu every county in South Ciro
lina to meet at once, and organizo foi
the purpose of sending del? gates to a
mating in Columbia for the purp: se
of/formulating a specilic plan to car y
ot tlie Ideas above suggested and to
pe "'-cjb, an organization which will
-nv ain cotton at such price as will
pr . erly compensate the grower. We
congratulate the cotton growers or
this Stale that other cotton produc
ing States are organiz'ng for this pur
pose and the future is bright with
promise for a national nrgavdzatit u to
maintain a stable and remunerative
price fjr cottou. With this end in
view we suggest that in each, county
the coltan growers asses.b e and send
two delegatt'3 to CJIU ubia on Thurs,
day, November 10t,;, 1904. We re
quest all county papers to copy this
B. O. Harris, Anderson c unity.
II. A. Richardson, Barnwell county.
W. D. Evans, Chesterfield county.
P. L. Hardin, Chester county.
R. A. Sublett, Claren on c-unty.
W. C Brand, Collet u county.
T. H. Rainsford, Edge?eld county.
J. W. S. K ng, Florence county.
John Cantey, Ker-haw county.
J. H. Wharton, L iure use tr.ty.
E. D. Smith, L o ce unty.
J. W. Wylie, Lancaster county.
H. R. Galloway, Marlon county.
B. M. Peagues, Marlboro county.
B. F. Kellar, Orangeburg county.
J. H. Stribblmg, Bick, ns county.
Francis H. Weston, Richland Co.
B. W. Dabbs, Sumter county.
W. H. Stewart, York comity.
J. M. Edwards, Spartanburg county.
W. H. Irwin, Greenville county.
No Answer At Ail.
Ex-Attorney G?rerai Knox, who
was sent tn the Senate freon 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 moe.ey fruin the
corpon.ttt ns and trusts for that pur
pose. Mr. Knox's so called response
is that the Democrat!o party his its
tru t supporters. There are, r.o
doubt, some men of large mi ans in the
D?mocratie party and s ane who are
connected with trusts, but we notice,
when Die campaign is on, the national
committee is always, of lite years,
short tif cash even for legitimate pur
poses. We suppose that Judge
Parker's address and the onslaught
made upon Cortelyou demanded some
public answer. Mr. Knox did not an
swer the following qu s ions put him
hy the New York World:
1. ILw much has the B:ef Trust
contributed to Mr Corte lynn?
2 How ir.och has the Paper Trust,
c ntrlbeted to Mr. Cortelyou?
li. Bow much lias the Coal Trust
contributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
4. Heiw much has the Sugar Trust
contributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
5. How much has the Oil Trust con
tributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
0. How much has thc Tobacco
Tru.-.t contributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
7. Hov much has the S:eel Trust
contributed to Mr. Cortehou?
8. How much has the Insurance
Trust contributed to Mr. Cortelyou?
9. How much have the national
banks contributed to Mr Cortdyon?
10. How much have the six great
railroad trusts contribu el to Mr.
The Augusta Chronicle says "there
was some attempt to make capital
out of that frenzied fakir, Tom Law
son's, statement that Standard Oil
millions were behind Parker, but be
fore that co: poration denied It sp >ci
tieally, no intelligent or honest Re
publican believed lr., especially with
such a wittie s as Lawson, who, pic
turing Ad.licks as an cmbodlmcnt'of
total depravity, admitted that Roose
velt was his chum and that he-Law
son-was, politically the a'ly of this
Ptnator Tillman 'J nioka Judge- Park r
Eas a Good Charca.
HE BATS WATSON IS DISGUSTING.
Tho Senator Says Ho Cannot Under
stand Why tho Georgian Op
poses lils Suction and
The Augusta Chronicle says Hon.
li. ll. Tillman, Uuitcd States senator
from South Carolina, spout seven!
hours iu the city Wednesday night
while on his way from bis home to
Kentucky and Indiana, where he g ?es
t ? make speechrs for Parker. Ile vt as
seen by a Chronicle reporter to whom
be talked interestingly of the national
"I have never bien whipped !n my
li'e," said the senator when asked his
opinion of Parker's chances. "I never
admit that the enemy bas the best of
us, und always take an optimistic
view of a on!est. Put I feel like the
Demo? ra's have a giod chance to go
in this year. I base this opinion tn
what I have ?oon and beard from thi
East and West. I spoke in Illinois
se veral limes soon after the campaign
began there, Mid then 1 could cottell
much about lhat state. I see that
Carter Harris n lias seen Paiker ann
promised him to carry Chicago, which
1 am c< ulident that he can do. I'
Ch cago g-es Deren eratic by 25.000
maj rity, Parker will have an excel
lent show to* cariylng t'-.e State of
Illinois. I believe that I ..diana wi 1
go Democratic, if for no other reason
because Taggart ls on his mettle there
and vdll bind every i IT rt in his pow
er to ;iet his own state-and 1 believe
he will. Helsa wonderful wt rker."
"What about the Ea t?-' the re
"1 a u cooli lent that New Yoik
will go for Parker. As to Ne.v Jersey
and Connecticut I am not. so sure. 1
think that our young man, Davis, wih
be able to take West Virginia. Go, no,
his age will ii t have any tfleet, fur
ther than having glve.i him a li ug
time to electioneer and get inlluence.
I am also confident Hut we have a
good showing for st vt ral cf the West
ern doubtful st;.t\s."
"What co you think of the cfT. ct of
Wats n's candidacy ?" ventured the
repot t-. r.
Tue senator laughed oue of those
laughs that he got < tl not lorg ago,
Ainu a reporter asked him the same
question, and when be tVii not have
tue time to reply, ard f 1 lowed with
one of those characteristic looks of
derisi m, ai he r> plied:
"Tom Wabou is 11 rn-; one of the
mosbdbgustlieg men In American pup
ic I re."
"Hut, Senator, ho ieeras to have ad
miration for you. Ile says that he is
nady to fol ow you un t'.e proper
I platform," conimeuted the inteiview
"As for that, the admiration, per
sonally, is mutual," he replied. "I ad
mire bis brilliancy and unusual intel
lect," but"-and here the noted South
Jarolli ian assumed one of those pt si
tl\e looks befura which groat men
nave quailed-"I can't see ho v any
man can forget his native country,
his very people, Un pe ?pie of his
mot her and his children, and do all he
can against one of their most material
inter? sts. ",
"Ude>s he is pal.'," suggested a
"I cannot conceive," r- puen the
senator, "of Tom Watson being pa d
to act as he is doing. "1 c ?.n't believe
p.. 1 ju>t think that the nan lacks
balance. No, 1 c innot see hov anyone
can deny that we have a race question
When asked BS to tho probable ef
fect on t he results of Watson's cam
piign, Mr. Tillman rep led that Ile
did nat think the t licet would be ma
terial for or against i ither of the
parties. Lu New York he was con fi
lent that Dels would toll a large
vot?, and that tl e socialist po!) would
come from the Republicans. lu the
West Watson's vote would come us
much fr< m the K'publicans as from
me Democrats, I j w ould not be a
large vole, iu his (-pinion, anywhere.
"J am depending, not on the wild,
changeable vote, in this campaign,"
said the senator, "but on the sane,
cons r vat Ive pe p'e to ?dent Parker.
The people who own property and
have lar, e interests al stake, don't
know wl en the pi\s nt regime is ll
able to Uar up the lina-.cia! conditions
or plunge Die country into war. 1 de
pend on the people in the North, who
own properly in the South, and who
will for dullar interests, if not for
others, vote for Parker; for they know
that prescrit policies will tend
to tear up social conditions, Cati a
strife and demoralization and endang
er Hie welfare of property interests
here. On this calm, sane, conservative
vote in Hie East an i West 1 depend
for Parker's election."
The senator left cn the Georgia
train Wednesday night for Atlat.ta.
He will go directo Kentucky, and
after making two speechrs in that
state, .w ill go to I .diana ta assist Tag
gart. He will he there until November
?, and won't be South again until the
day of the i lection. He said that he
would try to get home in time to
S. .MK Denn era ts have become dp.
spondeut because the New York Her
aid bays 'it .^e.ms a fore gt ne conclu
sion that. Roosevelt will bee!e:tcd."
The Herald knows no more atout it
than we do. lu ti e New York major
ity contest las year the Herald on
tl.o day of the elect! n p edlcteci
L iw's election hy a large majority,
but. when tho. vote was counted it was
found that McClellan had won by a ma
jority of i early sixty thousand, lt
the Herald could not guess better
linn that in a small city election why
should it be ab'e to decide a nation il
olection time we ks In advance.
SOMK pt'op'e print to the bettlrg in
New York as indicative of the deieat
of Hie Don cratic ticket. Batting
means notblr.g. In the mayoralty
ci ntest in Greater New York last
year tl e b< t;ing was lo to 1 that Low
wt uld carry brooklyn and ,'t to 1 that
lie would ?any it h.. 2o,ooo majority.
He was Leann in Prcoklyn by 2,000.
That ls a san pie of what betting
amounts to as an indication of how
the cleo lion ls going.
Hilled by Ital) Tooth.
Miss Mary G ress, aged nineteen
years, the daughter of Hon. G. V.
Grcss, and tine of tbs most popular
girls in Atlant, younger social set.
died at i2:i?0 Friday morning from
blood pritfion caused by an ahec sci
tooth. Miss Grcss was only attacked
Thursday morning, though she had
been suffering with the tooth several
days. She was to have made her
debut In a few weeks.
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magistrate nt Greenwich la not very
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first thing he bought, lt seems, was a
set of billiard balls, nml he now lina
nothing else left to show for the ?K>0,
which lins disappeared nt the rate of
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It ls a singular aud rallier interesting
form of craving. It ls perhaps true
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Eyelets Ss!:! by the Slime*.
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don't suppose anybody could tell how
many million eyelets aro sold every
yenr In New York, but tho number ls
prodigious. Eyelets are made for a
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metal loops sewed Into the cornera of
ships' sails to tho tiny eyelets for the
dainty slipper of a baby. The greatest
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lion."-New York Times.
At Valdoita, Ga., carl/ Friday
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charges effected their escape by cut
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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
beon sent for and the trail will be
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