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"DO THOU, GREAT LIBERTY, INSPIRE. OUR SOULS AND MAKE OUR LIVES IN Tn Y POSSESSION HAPPY FOR OUR DEATHS GLORIOUS IN THY CAUSE."
Held in Columbia Last Week by
the Cotton Farmers.
THE BALL IN MOTION.
The Delegates Showed Great Zeal. Ac?
tlon of the New Orleans Conven
tion Endorsed. Constitu
tion and By-Laws Adopt
ed ly Organization.
The State convention (if the cotton
farmers was held in Co'umbia on
Tuesday of last week. When the
meeting assented in tbe State house
at noon, Mr. E D. Smith, president
of the organ zitton started in this
State last November, anne unced that
the purpose bf the meeting was to
ratify the constitution and by-law.- of
the Southern Cotton asst elation. Mr.
Smith stated t lat by agreeroar.t the
organization perfected last, November
would hold uutil toriay, when there
would be an election of officers to par
feet the organization under the new
Dr. J. R. Hopkins, the secretary,
called the roll of the counties and the
delegates wen; properly enrolled with
the at-sistance of Col. T. C. Hamer
and Mr. J. S. Wilson.
On motion of Mr. R. M Cleveland
of Greenville the cfficjrs of the for
mer Convention were re-e lected unan
Mr. E. D. Smith in accepting the
presidency of tho convention, made a
stirring speech c ingratiating the
people of Sou Ch Carolina upon the
burying of fa :tional feeling. Har
mony prevails throughout the country
regardless uf political creed, profes
sion or creed of any kind.
Mr. H. h. Tindal of Greenville, tho
vice president elect, thanked che con
g^ention for the honor of his election.
. -Mr. Hyatt accepted the ?lection of
treasurer fi trie convention wc uki
stand by him. There is no usa to
pass resolutions, there is no need for
a temporary organiz ation. He wants
the convention to give the treasurer
authority to circulate literature.
Mr. A. C. Lyles of Union nominat
ed Mr. E. D. Smith and Mr. W. San:
Lipscomb of Ga.l7i.oy and they were
elected members of theeX' cutiveeoni
mlttee'of tho Southern Cotton asso
'On motion ot Senator Manning it
wt? dt^.ded to appoint a committee
ou resolutions consisting of one mem
ber from each jcunty. Mr. Weston
amended that there be two from each
delegation, in oTier that, all Interests
might ba represented. Thc amend
ment was agreei to.
On motion of Mr. Hyatt the presi
dent was authorized io appoint a com
mittee of iive o i linance.
On motion of Mr. Ellerbe the presi
dent was authorized to a pp int a com
mittee of five on warehouses. Mr.
Smith explained that the warehouses
are not an linn edlate necessity, Lut
may be needed, n the future.
President Smith named the fellow
ing standing committees:
Finance: F H. Hjatt, R. M.
Cleveland, R. I. Manning, A. J.
Matheson, W. J. Roddey, W. A.
Warehouses: J S. Connor. L. W.
Youmans, B. Harris. W. E Burnett,
Leroy Springs T. II. Stackhpuse, E.
Mayor T. II Gibbes was presented
in a very gracef J1 speech by President
Smith,'who paid a tribute lo t o u ri
bla and her interest lu thia move
In accept lng the welcome of the
city of Columbia, Mr. Smith said that,
there had been enacted here scene.!
which would never be forgotten, ano
he hoped that tills day would never
Mr. Gibbes declared that Columbia
ls Indeed interested in this work. For
whatever is ol be nc-tit to the larmer
helps all classes. As a representa
tive of the banking institutions he
declared their willingness to co ope
rate now as they have done in the
past and are evan now doing.
Gov. Hey ward was too unwell to
come from hi} home Tuesday, as
much as he would have, liked to do so.
On mctlou of Dr. W. W. Roy, Mr.
John L. McLaurln of Bennettsville
waa asked to ted of his trip to Wash
ington ;n the interests of this move
ment. Mr. K.cLauriu made a very
captivating ac dress.
Mr. McLaurln after taking lils seat
again secured the lloor and cleeland
that in lils visit to Washington lie had
received a great deal of assistance
from Mr. Asboraft of Alabama and
from Col. John C. Cary of Lockhart
in preparing an addre.-s to he mbmit
ted to the president. Mr. Cary was
called upon tor a speech, but he de
cllued saying r; wa? nu re importai t.
for the convert ion to go on willi its
work. However, he would state as a
cotton manfactjror that he had made
less money out A manufacturing cct
tton at 4 cents a pound than out of
cotton at 10 tents a pound. Ho ls
very heartily ii fav,,r of the move
ment and at ttie conclusion of the
meeting he might address them on
the subject of co-operation of the
manufacturing Interests in a.Histing
the fara. era.
The sub-corn mit tee pf seven who
drew up the report on the resolutions
was: R. I. Manning, T. B. Stack
house, W. J. lionel* y, George John
stone, Richard Singleton, H. S. Lip
scomb and J. E. Wannamaker.
Senator Mtnnlrg In presenting
the report of he committee of which
he was chair ran, said that there
were many val 'able suggestions sub
mitted to the committee on resolu
tions, but the-jimmi tte e had believed
that lt would le helter to refer a very
brief report for the matter is now in
Its most critic.I state and conserva
tism would accomplish more than
Mr. Spencer o: York ville rr.oveci
the adoption ol the report, which mo
tion was carried unanimously. The
paper la as folle wa:
Your comrxltCee to whom was re
:v>vw . .. ? i
ferr?e! the resolutions lutroduced lu
the convention, begs leave to submit
ti?e following which they suggest
shall be adopted as a substitute for
' Flrt>t-The reduction lu acreage
to oe planted in cotton during the
prese nt year as contrasted with that
planted in 11)1)4 by 25 per cent.
Second-A like reduction in the
amount of fertilizers that should bfl
used lu ce-nncction with cotton. To
these two points your committee In
sists that lhe re shall be no exceptions,
directly or inGirectly, arid these shall
be r. qul iites for membership in the
Third-The holding of cotton now
on baud and its judicious marketing
iu accordance with plans and recom
mendations at New Orleans.
Fourth-The Increasing by every
means possible of the enlarged mar
ket for our cutten products.
"Fifth--The comraitec further reo
om mends that our farmers and gln
nerhs co operate with the agricultu
ral d.. partim nt of the government In
obtaining correct statistics of our
coti.ori producion aud consumption.
Your committee In the Interests of
harmony and unity recommends that
all other questions be referred to the
State executive committee."
Ky tho adoption of this paper, the
various resolutions offered which were
not taken up in detail-and would
have taken all night an i two night-,
in tlie discussion-were referred to
the executive committee.
Mr. Hyatt submitted the report of
ihe Qnance committee. This recom
mendi d that, a tax of 10 cents be ask
ed for each farmer for every horse or
muleownidby him and used lu cot
ton production, that 10 cents a ton be
asked cf fertilizer companies as their
contribution and that the farmers
now holding cotton be asked to pay
10 cents a bile to the movement which
had already raised the price of their
cotton $4 per bale.
Tticro was a long fight on this re
port. G .. od s peches were made by
Messrs. George Johnstone, J. E El
lerbe, II. S. Rose, A. B. Stuckey and
R. A. Sublett in opposition to taxing
the people who are holding cotton,
und by Mr. Hyatt, Mr. Strom, Capt.
Peter kin and others In favor of the
proposition. Tiie convention adopted
Mr. Ellerbe's substitute providing
that a.l fertilizer companies be asked
to contribute 5 cents a ton to every
ton of fertilizer sold last year (as a
basis of sales for this year.) This
would mean a contribution of $23,000
If all would respond, lt was agreed
that Improved agricultural conditions
would benefit the fertilizer factories.
When the. constitution was present
ed for ratification there was a fight
on the paragraph relating to ginners
Ttie par.ig^aph provided that the gln
ners should collect 10 cents a bale
from all farmers wanting to Join tho
curtailment; movement. Mr. W. L.
G?ay of Lauiens and Gol. L. W. You
mans of Barnwell seemed to think
Ails a doubtful expedient. Mr. John
D. Harrison of Fairfield spok lu favor
.;f the paragraph rep >r;ed. Ex
Senator Gaine 8 of G reen wt od statte!
?bat the ginners would not he collect
mg hut merely receiving the contrlbu
Mr. George \Y. Jones of Lancaster
suggested that lt would he better to
let the treasurer < f the clubs collect
Ulis money. Mr. Gray and Mr. John
I;', i oit of Laurens urged that the
mather be left to the county organiza
tion!!. Mr. George Johnstone offered
au amendment to let the State execu
tive commitue suggest the manner cr
collecting this 10 cents. Mr. A. H.
Stuckey favored the provision in the
constitution as lt was. This ls not
cou.pulsion, lt is merely a method
of eolh clii g that 10 cents. Kev. R
A. Su ole it opposed making any
changes in the constitution. Col.
Johnstone withdrew bis amendment
when President Smith explained
the reason for thc a h ptlon of tills
si ct ion at the New Orleans meeting
No otht r snctlone having been ques
tioned, thu constitution of thc south
ern cotton association .vas adopted as
a whole lor tho constitution of the
South Carolina Cotton association.
Tile by laws were also adopted, the.
executive e:ommilteo hoing empowered
tu name the umount of ihe bond of
t!ie treasurer and the salary, if any,
of the t Ulcers. The members of this
com ri i tit e are: Messrs. R M. Cleve
land cf Greenville, F. M. ' Farr of
Union. T. N. Griffin of Lee, Richard
Siugleton of Richland, R. M. Pegue?
o.' M n ih ro and A. C. L les of Union.
Tue convention unanimously ad
opted the followlrg Introduced by
Congressman J. IO. Flier bc:
"Whereas wo have heard with
great pleasure from H ui. J. L Mc
Laurin of the kind reception which
President Roosevelt, gave his commit
tee and ihe friendly interest which
he has shown in i ur efforts to secure
larger markets for our products.
Therefore be lt
' Resolved, That we request the
president pf this convention to wire
President Roosevelt an expression of
Tlie ccnventlon adjourned at 1
o'clock to meet at Groen ville in
August, on motion of Maj G. II. Ma
hon of that eily.
Cul. J omi C. Cary delighted the
convention with a forceful argument
in favor of the mills co-operating with
There was one colored delegate, J.
R. Smith of Lee county. He wat;
deep'-y interested. Capt. Peterkln de
clared on the floor that the negro far
mers in his section are arxlous to help
The convention was harmonious
throughout au.1 a great deal of z?al
Tu Ht. ?Inn?.
At Wllmlmrti n, N. c., after a trial,
coi su m ir. g less than a day In Cum
berland county superioi court, tho
jury in the case of Waller Partridge,
colored, charged with criminal assault
upon Mrs. Ha es, white, near Fayette
ville, ou the afternoon of February I.
liri ught in a verdict pf guilty Thurs
day afternoon. The prisoner was
sentenced to be banged ob April Otb,
Pat ridge at first confessed the crime,
ou: when arraigned In court ho plead
ed not guilty, and three leading law
yers of Fayetteville wero assigned by
the presiding Judge to defend him
Criminal Jurisdiction was o nferred
, on the civil term of i?ourli by special
j act if the legislature, lu order that a
speedy trial might be bad.
KELP THE CAUSE.
Tn Sixty Tays More the Pouth WiT
If tho Mord?ante Continuo tho Ad
vanoes to Farmers Upon Insur
ance Itcceipts All Will bo Will.
The a lia i rs of the cotton farmers of
the Bouth are In a critical condition
just new. Mr. E. D. Smith, president
of the South Carolina Cotton associa
tion, said Friday that if the next 60
dayscE.nbe tided over the light will
be won. The farmers aro organized
and will stick. Thc thing now neces
sary is for the merchants to stand by
Tills ls not a movement cf the
farmer.! alone, he says, but of the
whole southern people. It will bring
into toe south millions of dollars
which will ba .distributed and will
benefit all thc people. Therefore it
is to thc interests of the southern
merchant to advauce to the farmer,
even If the latter has not sold lils last
year's crop and is bo.ding for an ad
vance. To force this cotton on thc
market weuld be suicidal to the in
terests of the people of the south.
Ile therefore bega the merchants to
make advances from their stores fa,
the farmers who are sfJll holdlug.s.s^H
t in. Tlio merchant m?^-seouvl^n
demnlty by having tho cotton in
sured and p'aced in a warehouse in
such a way that he will get out of lt
all that the farmer owes him when
the ojtton ls eventually put up for
Another matter to which Mr. Smith
called atten: lon Fridy is the misun
derstanding which prevails In regard
tu the reduc-i m lu the use of fertili
zers. He declared that it would bo
an unusal mode of procedure tj agree
arbitrarily to roiueethe amount of
fertilizer used and then to ask the
fertilizer people for a contribution
with which to cripple their owu in
tercsts temporarily. The spirit of
that clause in the constitution ls that
the amount of fettlllzors to ht usei
in tho production of cotton will be
the some per acre as it was last year,
and a reduction of 25 per cent. In the
acreage of cotton would thus mean a
reduction of 25 percent, in thc amount
of fertilizar used to produce cotton.
It is again it the pilicy of the asso
ciation to use on 75 per cent, of
ground the same amount of fertilizer
as was distributed over lt)0 per cen.,
of ground last year, for this would
mean in the end no reduction in the
yield cf cotton. .
But with the 25 per ceut. of land
not used for tho cultivation, the
farmer miglit raise corn, wheat, for
age fiasses and other diversifica pro
duc?s which would require even more
fertilization than cotton. ' Move the
t m oke h. u ies from St. Louis to South
Carolina," is Mr. Smith's maxim.
Use tho forage plants to fatten hogs
ind cattle ;\nd raise poultry and eggs.
Just rt comly he saw a farmer In his
section, who ls holding VJ bales of cot
ton, drive up to the railroad stat ion
ind hay corn from the storekeeper at
?O cents a bushel. That ls what
is the m?tter with the Sou h
today, lie said. The farmers do not
raise their own provisions aid wit:i
cotton which they sell for 0 cents try
tobey torn-which they could rais.
for hall what they pay for lt-and
fatttu hons for which they pay 10 ctsa
pourid i i the form of bacon.
Mr. Smith Friday issued thc foliow
ii g ad i ress.
"To tia People of the State who are
Inter e* ted in the Southern Cjtton
Ass ci itlon:
"lu v ew of tlie numerous lnqui-1 s
that lu.ve come to me by tko-u who
are hoi 3 i cg spot cotton as io what
method tiny can secure a loan on their
cotton to meet th ir press i g neoessi
ties, I call on the several c unity or
ganiza'ions to appoint a commi ttee
cors s'il ig of their cbs irman and three
other mjmbeis to soe their local hank
ers at once and arrange plat s hy which
those needing the money c tn secure a
loan on their cotton. It is needless
for me to emphasize thc urgent im
portarle.) of this stop. The three car
dinal principles in our fight are as fol
lows: The reduction of acreage, reduc
tion ol fertilizer and holding spot cot
ton. Already the price of cotton has
ad vane ci S7.f>0 per bale, since the New
Orlea.is convention. Had it not bren
for tuts organization and the hop ? that
lt inspired, cotton would have tlojii- d
the maaktt at t..e disastrously lo*
I prlcfsprevui i ig u monto ago and the
000,000 and 8100,000,000.
"If the local banks and the farmers
who are able to and the merchants In
their local organizations will p >ol their
interests and stand together at this
acute crisis, the light ls won. I arn In
a position to know, but cannot give
the names of the partit s furnishing
me the informai i in, that the world i >
nee^'ag cotton more then we are need
ing to Sill; that L'verp ol has not re
eel ved one-lifili of the cotton that has
been exported. Eighty per cent, of
that exported :n January and F lun
ary has gone to Ku-sia; very little
to M ii,ch, s er. The stool-s In all for
3i^n conti es are s tort, li all foreign
an 1 domestic mills they are short, and
lt is only a quest! in of holding to
gether to secure a good pi ice for our
"I would like to state further that
If no arrangements can be made local- j
ly, that tho banks and warehouses of
Columbi L take care of every bale of
cotton sent them and advadce 80 per
cent, of Its value at the rate of (> per
"Anyone wanting further informa
tion as to shipping to Columhla,
Messrs. F. II. Weston and F. II. Hyatt
may bo coremunlcated with.
"Tho president, secretary and treas
urer who were elected at your conven
tion to take charge of this matter and
see that yiiu succeed, cannot hope to
do our work efficiently without having
faclllli s for doing lt.
"Wo need an office, we need station
ery, wc r eid a stenographer, we need
a typewrltter and we need p s ago
starr. p:>, tin lucid Intal expenses to such
a great undertaking. Tncroforo we
call en the public a!, lar^o Hbo are
Inuuc-ied lu thin movement to send
Mr. P. H. Hyatt, treasurer, auy con
brlbutloi they feel able to make and
s ind lt at once ami we promise that
every tent s<>nt us shall so far as we
are able do 100 per cent good for every
100 cents contributed."
woultl have lost between $50,
THE ACTS PASSED
None of the Laws enacted Are of
a Radical Nature.
A List nf thc Acts and Joint Resolutions
of a Oencral Character Passed at
the Late Session uf the South
Carolina Legislature After
Forty Days Deliberating.
We print below a list of the Acts
and Joint Resolutions of a general
character ratitied by the legislature
at its late session:
To reorganize the military forces of
this State; to adopt and make of
force a military code, and to provide
pennie's for the violation thereof,
add to repeal all laws referring to the. ?
military forces not herein re-e.nnotfd, (
to make appropriation for the pay
ment of thc per diem, mileage and 1
stationery certificates of the members 1
of the general assembly, the salaries
of the subordinate officers and em- <
ployes thereof, and other purposes !
To divide the State Into ten Jud?ela1 1
circuits, and arrange the same.
To amend section 1843 of tlie code <
of laws of .South Carolina, 19u2, vol
ume i, fixing the liability of ?tock ?
holde'S In corporations other than ?
barks and banking institutions.
To prohibit trespass. I
To tiually dispose of all money in i
the State treasury known as "direct
Grant iug to the United States the l
title, of this State to, and the juris- i
diction of thc State over certain lands
on Sullivans Island, in Charleston I
county, for military purposes. <
To amend section 1276, article 3, I
chapter 25, of the e ide of laws, relat- I
lng to the po wei s of thc board of
visitor* of South Carolina Military j
For the protection nf the aids to |
navigation established hy tho author ;
ity of the United States lighthouse ?
board, within the State of South |
To amend sections 1, 4, 5, \0 and -
ll of an act entitled "AH act to re- l
(pire the payment of annual license ?
fees by corporations doing business in
this State, and reports to the comp- )
troller general,' approved 1st day of
Meron, 1904, so as to correct* errors. ' |
Toamond sections 255, 256 and 257
of volume 1, tf tho code of laws of <
1902, reln.t ing to primary elections ;
To d.:nm- abd prescribe ibo nunner :
>f showing compliance with tho re
quiremeots of the constitution to the i
governor prior to hi j ordering an elec- i
lion as to tho creation of a new coun
To further regulate the huutlng of
deer In this State. (
To regulate the fees of physicians
In this Si ate testifying as exporta in
any of the courts. ?
For the protection of birds and
'/heir nests and eggs, and to provide, i
for the punishment of violation
To amend section 31 IS of code of
laws of South Carolina, 1902, volume
I, hy removing Orangeburg county
from the exception of said section ;
and to repeal section 3120 of said codo
or laws relating to f<_es for sheriff of
To amend section 179? of the code
if laws of 1902, v lu mc i, by adding i
a proviso at tho end of said section
relating to "live, steck Insurance."
To regulate the running of motor
vehicles upon the public highways of
this State, and fixing a penalty for
To empower ihe adjutant and in
spector general or the clerk of the his
tor leal commission to add names to
(.he Confederate rolls, upon proper
To authoriz9 the governor to enter
into a contract with the representa
tives of soldiers to collect whatever
pay is due s Miers for services render
ed lu the Spanish-American war.
To amend section 221, volume 1,
code, of laws, 1902, relating to the
forwarding of election returns.
To amend seo1, iou 1396, code of
laws of South Carolina, volume 1.
1902, relating to laying out streets
and incorporated t .wns.
I To amend section 2137, volume 1,
code of laws of South Carolina, 1902,
In rt terence, to notice of actions to be
given by railroad c irportions.
Joint resolution providing for the
appointment of a commission to ex
amine into tho terrapin, oyster and
other shell tish interests, belonging to
the State, and to report to thc general
assembly suitable measures to adept
lu order to develop said Industry.
In reference io the duties of chair
man of local boards of assessors and
their c >m pensa t ion.
To authorize and require thc rerun
ning and remarking a portion of the
boundary line between this State and
the State of North Carolina.
To preserve tho game fish, shell fish
and terrapin in and on tho public
lands and waters of the State, and
provide a revenue threfrom for tho
benefit of the cit iz ns of the State.
To emend sections 204 and 205 of
tile crlirilnal code of laws of South
Carolina, prohibiting Issuing and us
ing of free passes.
To amend section 502, criminal
c ide, volume 2, 1902, relating to ap
polntment of county dinpens1 r.
To amend section 305 of code of
laws, volume 2, South Carolin, relat
ing to appointment of county dispen
To provide for game wardens.
To amend an act entitled "An act
to provide for charter fees for domes
tic building and loan associations."
To rei'u lat o the transportation of
passengers on electric railways.
To require clerks of court? to keep
i record uf the names of all persocs
uooterl to any bill ce wlthlu their
.sou n ty.
To provide er.nllincnt In public
To lix and declare the liabilities Of
any corporations. Arm or , .Idual
operating a relief department.
-To amend sections 2(16, 266, 272,
273 and 274 of criminal code of a JU tu
Carol 1 aa, so as to apply to tho pro
visions of the primary eleotions.
To amend section 2859, of volume
1, code of laws of 1902, relating to
the survival or right of aotion.
. To amend section 2727, civil code,
1002, relating to salary of oh lei Jus
tice and associate Justices of supremo
To punish the corrupt giving offer
ing, promising and receiving of gift?
To amend section 430, volume 1, of
code ot laws of South Carolina, 1902,
so as to further provide tor collection
of taxes, etc.
Joint resolution to authorize State
board of health of South Carolina to
regulate with tho United States gov
ernment about quarantine cert) Acates.
To punish the wilful and malicious
taking, removing, etc.,of brass- s, etc.,
out of any Journal, box or box^s of
any locomotive, etc.
To amend the law In relation to the
names and locations of certain voting
precinots in this State. -
To amend an act entitled an act t>
provide corporations of towns of less
than 1,000 inhabitants, etc.
To amend section 1847, civil code
of South Carolina, relating to issuance
of qerMflcates of steck.
To amend section 1783, pode of
taws of South Carolina, volume 1, re
lating to foiolgn corporations.
To amend section 1079, volume 1,
of laws, 1902, as to compensation of
State board of pensioners.
To require secretary of state to col
lect at least 85.00 for a obarter.
To prevent the spread of contagious
To require the Southern Railway
jompany to open up eastern end on
lert-aln streets in Columbia to trafllc.
To amend section 163 of the crim
inal code of South Carolina so as to
make it a crime to break into any
To amend scotlon 146, code of civil
procedure, by adding at the end of
mid seotion a proviso thereto.
To require the secretary of state to
nafco reports to the comptroller goo
.ral of certain fees and funds, and to
[ix the timo for tho payment there f
M the State treasurer.
To amend an act entitled "An act
to amend section 1731, volume 1, code
of laws of South Carolina, 1902, so as
JO reduce tobacco warehouse charlies,"
ipproved the 1st dav of March, 1904,
so as to restore the charges changed
oy said act.
To repeal section 1607, article 2
volume 1, oode of laws of South Caro
lina, 1902, relating to the general
To 'make lt a misdemeanor to place
ir xplosjve substance whatever ur on
~ .. ".railroad in this State
u/jyai unauthorized persons.
To iStify the amendment of the
constitution of 1895, whereby a now
article thereof is added relating: cc
roads, highways and drainage.
To ratify the amendment to the
institution of 1895 whereby subdivi
sions 2 and 0 of section 34, article 3.
thereof is repealed.
To ratify the amendments of sec
tlon 7, article 8, of the constitutor
of 1895, relating to municipal bondel
To further provide for the creatloi
and continuance, and to deflne th<
duties and powers of the hist?rica
commission of the State, now exist
lng under the terms of an act entltlet
'An act to pr?vido for the appoint
ment of a historical commission i
the State of South Carolina, for tb
purpose of collecting and prcservini
all matter relating to the history o
tile Stat"," approved December 27
A. D. 1894.
To amend an act entitled "Au ac
to incorporate Mt. Pleasant am
Georgetown railway company."
To amend an act entitled "An ac
to author, z ? the establishment c
municipal courts In cities having
population of not less than 4,000 an
not more than 20,000 inhabitants."
To declare seduction of any womat
under promise of marriage, a crime
and lixing the punishment therefor.
To secure plans for a new dome fi
the State house and sell the old hoi
To require depots at Juuctljn:
points by order of the railroad eon
To assign the present circuit solle
tors to the pu par circuits In order l
conform to the provisions of an ai
entitled "An act to divide the Sta
into ten judicial circuits and arrant
the Bame, and to provide for tho ide
tlon of solicitors for tho first and nlnl
To euablo municipal corporatloi
or other corporations In this Sta
engaged or about to engage in tl
business of supplying water for Ar
sanitary, or domestic purposes, to co
demo land, water rights and wat
privileges and other proporty for tl
purpose of establishing, maiutalnln
ar extending waterworks sysioma,
for the purposo of securing a great
or better supply of water, or for t
purpose of protecting the watershe
from contamlnatinn, or any conditio
which may be a menace to the heal
of tho community.
To require railroad companies
construct, maintain and operate I
dustrlal side tracks.
To authorize Patrick Calhoun, A
gustlne T. Smythe, and Oranvl
Heal and their associates, successo
and asslghs, to construct and ma
tain a dam or dam? across thc Savi
nab river at or In the vlolnlty of Tn
ter Shoals, In the county of Abbevil
for the purpose of developing wat
power for commercial uses and
To amend section 1 of an act en
tied "Au act to further regulato t
appointment and pay of Stale cons
hies, by striking out Bectlon Oftl,
volume i, code of laws, 1902 page 2
and Insort a section In lieu thereo
approved 19th day of February,
D. 1903, so as to luorease tho pay
To provide for the timo for hohl!
courts in the Beveral j.ullcUl oiroul
and to arrange the Sdiue.
To provide the ago and time
willoh road duty shall be perforo
in tola Slate, and to provide for t
tlx the amount of commutation ta)
Toamond an aot entitled "An
to encourage the establishment
librarles in tbe public schools ot the
rural districts," approved the 18 th
day of February, 1004.
To require corporations to audit
clair. '. of their employes within this
To amend the law relatlog to mag
To Qx the compensation to be paid
to the county officers of the various
counties in this State.
Joint resolution, relating to the
purchase of a portrait of Chief Jus
tice John Belton O'Neale.
Authorizing the passage of ordin
ances by incorporated cities and towns
and the promulgation of rules and
regulations by the State board of
health to enforce and compel the vac
cination and revaccination of oitlz ns
and residents of the State of South
Carolina, and prescribing the duties
of certain < fflcials and persons to that
end, and providing certain penalties
for failure, refusal or neglect to com
ply with the provisions of the same.
To amend section 031 of chipter 30
of volume 2, code of laws of South
Carolina, 1002, by creatiug township
deputy, defining his duties and pro
viding his pay.
Tu amend section 003 of volume 1
of the code of laws of South Carolina,
1902, relating to magistrates' books.
To prohibit the unlawful manufac
turing, selling using or proouring of
Confederate crosses of nonor. and to
provide a pnnalty for same.
To provide for the appointment of
two members of tho senate and three
members of the house to examine cer
To provide for convenient deposi
tories for common school books.
To incorporate the Caroliua Land
corporation of South Carolina.
To establish a State armory.
To require the payment of certain
pensions after death of claimant.
To amend an act entitled "An act
bo regulate the practice of medicine
In South Carolina, to provide for a
State board of medical examiners, and
Do define their duties and powers," ap
proved 27th day of Feb., A. D. 1004, as
to time of meeting of the board and
is to amount of license fee.
To assign Judges to proper circuits
ander ten circuit bill.
To punish certain offense in prim
Bryan on Immortality.
In delivering an eulogy on the
loath of a friend, Hon. W. J. Bryan
jave expression to the Immortality of
f ie soul: "If the Blather deigns to touch
vith divine pjwer tho cold and pulsj
ess heart of the buried acorn and
aiako it burst forth from Its prhon
walls, will He leave negligent the
oui of man who was made in the
.mage of his Creator? If He Btoopa
bo give to the rosebush, whose wlth
3red blossoms float upon the autumn
orer Z3, the sweet assurance of another. I,
springtime, will He withhold ? tho*
.vords of hope from the souls of men
when tho fr^ts cf winter come? If
matter, mute and inanimate, is
changed bv the force of nature Into a
multitude of fonos that never die,
viii the spirit of man suffer anibila
l.ion after it has paid a brief vljio
like a royal gue^t to this tenement of
President Will Help.
In accordance with hi* statement
to a delegation of cotton planters the
President bad a talk with Senators
Foster, of Louisiana, and Clay of
Georgia, concerning the creation of a
commission for investigation nf trade
icondlilons lu the Orient, with a view
to developing trade in cotton. The
President regards lt as important
that the far Eastern trade In cotton
goods should oe enlarged, if possible
The Senators thought io probably
would uot be possible to provide by leg
islation for the proposed commission
at this session. At the next session,
however, they will press for such leg
islation as may be necessary to pro
mote the cotton trade.
A dispatch from Baku says the town
is now quiet. All the Armenian shops
have been closed, but the banks are
doing business under military protec
tion. Order has been restured at
Balakhany, but at Romauy Strickers
attacked two factories, and as a result
HO persons were killed or wounded. In
Baku many terrible murders have
been committed. Manager Adamof of
the naptha relining works, with his
wife and children, was burned to
death. A legal otllclal named TatasotT
and a bazaar owner named Lalajeff and
tho latter's family have been murder
A Himplo (Jalculation.
It ls a simple calculation- 13,000,000
bales of cotton will fetch the farmers
?30 a bale, or $31)0,000,000. A crop of
10,500.000 bales will bring them $525,
000,000. lt should be easy to persuade
the farmer to save the expense of
planting, working, picking and ginn
ing 2,500,000 bales and thereby make
au additional $135,000,000. When they
try the experiment and lind it good,
tho difficulty will bo lo keep thousands
from fudgiog. But that will he another
story; toe thing to do now is to re
duce thc acreage of cotton and plant
more food crops for man and beast.
(ion. Mllcb' din.
The Philadelphia Ledger says: Gen.
Miles can be freely forgiven for hav
ing shackled Jefferson Davis during
tho hysteria of excitement following
tho assassination of Lincoln, but he
oan not Justify his deception In pub
lishing in his defence a letter of
thanks written by Mrs. Davis, which,
as appears from the diary of Davis'
daughter, was written before the
event. Tho American people might
forgive a oruel act done In the throes
of excitement, but will not excuse de
ceit practiced forty years later.
Ami,mum Alan Drowned.
A dispatch from Mlconapy, Fla.,
says John Dean of Anderson, S. C.,
and lt >y Emerson of Tacoma, were
out tishlug in Levy lake Saturday
when tho boat oapsiz-d. Both were
drowned. Dean's body will be sent
io Audetson l^r interment.
(liven Ono Thousand.
As a contribution to tho fund for
the organization of cotton growers the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical company
has sent a cluck for $1,000. The ac
companying letter su?tes that the
company is thoroughly lu sympathy
with the movement.
LIST OE DELEGATES
Who Attended the Cotton Farmers'
Convention Last Week.
All Glasses of Business Rcprcsontod,
for Indeed All Aro Dependent
Upon the Farmer.
The Columbia State says the State
convention which met in Columbia
last week to perfect an organization
was made up of 200 of the most rep
resentative men of South Carolina.
Every county was represented with
the exception of Abbeville, Berkeley,
Charleston, Dorchester and Pickens.
The membership represented every
walk of life, farmers, lawyers, bank
irs, physicians and ministers. The
'armer ls not alone interested in this
?reat movement, for as President E.
D. Smith said, it Is a business move
ment which will bring Into the South
lundreds of millions of dollars which
viii be used for the material, intellec
aial and moral upbuilding of the cot
on States. The roll of delegates ls
Aiken-M. E. Boylston, H. A. Sal
ey, D. A. Crossland, A. L. Sawyer,
N. W. W> olscy.
Anderson-J. J. Fretwell, W. K
itrloger, W. C. Clinkseales, J. P.
Jlenu, J. B. Douthit, B. Harris.
Barnwell-L. W. Youmans, F. EL.
breech, F. O. Brabham, E. H. Wal
Bamberg-J. W. Crum, C. B. Free.
Beaufort--Capt. R. G. W. Bryan
Berkeley, Charlestoa, Dorchester, !
Cherokee-W. Sam Lipscomb, E.
?. Sapooh, S. A. Goforth, il. C. Sar
att, Richmond Stacy.
Chester-T. H. White, T. J. Cun
llngham, J. M. Hough, lt. M. Crois,
5. T. MoKeown, A. M. Aiken.
Clarendon-R. A. Sublett, O. C.
scarborough, J D. Rutledge, II. M.
uclntosb, J. E Tindal, W. E. Jen
dna, W. D. Gamble, A. Levi, D. M. 1
iradham, Louis Appelt. !
Chesterfield-B. J. Douglass, B. D. '
Darlington-W. E James, J. C. J
Cements, B. F. Howie, B. F. Wil
lamaon, J. R. Large, J. T. Rogers, '
). D. Lee, E. W. Cannon, E. Molver '
Edgefield-M. C. Butler, W. A. 1
Strom, S. T. Williams, A. E. Padgett,
X A. Hollingsworth.
Eairfleld-S. C. Cathcart. M. B. 1
tfarttn, W. -C. Peary, D.-?r.- Steven- ;
ion, J. D. Harrison, J. Y. Turner, T. 1
}. Patrick, T. L. Bulow, I). V. Wal
ter, C. H. Douglass, A. E. D^vls and ;
). B. Jenkins. J
Florence-Jos. B McBride, H. S. 1
?ose, R. P. Hy rd, Cain Cottlngham, 1
(. W. MoCown, N. S. Gibson, Walter 1
}regg, D. H. Traxler, T. A. Ciark. '
Greenville-H. B. Tindall, R.. M. 1
lleveA^ y-'-Sr. -P?^CL.'Ef?. ' Knight,' ;
[I. Y. Westmoreland, G. II Mahon,
Vf, W. Burgess. J. Perry Poole, J. '
LI. James, J. W. Kendrick.
Greenwood-G. M. Kioard, J. M. '
ialnes, W. L. Anderson, 0. P. Rob- '
?rts and J. N. Lipscomb. !
Georgetown-W. E. Snowden, A.
\.. Williams, B. J. Bourne, J. II. ;
Donaldson, J. L. LaHruce, W. H.
Jurry, G. E. Scot, J. A. Brewerton,
I. J. Young. J. n. Hutson.
Hampton-B. G. Williams, R. T.
Jausey, W. F. Gray, J. C. llichard
lon, A. R Speaks, W. H. Tuten. J.
\. Lightsey, A. A. Browning, .1. II.
Horry-II. K. Cook.
Lancaster-H. G. Mellwain, Geo.
W. Jones, J. S. Wildon.
Laureus- Dr. W. C. Irby. W. L.
3ray. J. II. Wharton, Jno. F. Bolt,
Jno. F. Sloan, E. G. Mitchell, James
Hialock, W. E. Lucas, W. B. Fuller,
M. L. Copeland.
Lee-Dr. N. Y. Alford, II. S. CUM
ningham, S. Bradley, R W. Mc
cutcheon, J. J. Shaw, E. D Smith,
P. N. GrSfflch, K. E. Wells, E. H.
Heron, J. R. Smith.
L'xlngUu-S E. Lowraan.
Mat ion-J. D. Montgomery, J. E.
Ellerbe, L. B. Rogers, T. B. Staci:
house, Wilde Stucknouse, J. G. Holli
day. S. G. Miles, W. J. Montgomery.
Marlboro-Julin L McLauriu, A. J.
Matheson. Charles Crusland, II. M.
Pegues, Don McQ ieee, T. S. Evans,
C. S. McCall, 0. M. Weatherly and
W. A. R >gcrs, W. lt Drake.
Newoerry-Geo. Johnstone, J. M.
Klnard, It T. C. Hunter, ll. II Folk,
Jno. M. Suber, J. L. Keith, J. A.
Sligh, E. II. Aull and C.' E. Summer.
Ooonee-J. P Stribling.
Orangeburg-J. E. Wannamaker,
J. M. Moss, J. A. Banks, E. N. Chis
holm, J. It. Hamilton, J. ll. Hipp, I.
S. Harley, O. H. O wings, W. W.
Wannamaker, J. A. Peterkin.
Richland-W. W. R\y, F. n.
Hyatt, L.T. Wilds, J. W. Burnside,
E. W. Robertson, L C. Chappell, F.
H. Weston, J. B. Williams, J. R.
Saluda-B. W. Crouch, D. B. Bodie,
J. II. Watson, W F. Whittle, W. E.
Bodie, J. M. Chapman, \V. W. Hol
ston, L. B. Blease, E. G. Pou.
Sumter-A. B. Stueky, R. I. Man
ning, A. C. Durant, J. M. Woodley.
Sn.'irtanburg-H. S. Lipscomb.
Union-A. C. Lyles, A. W. Gilmore,
J. G. Farr, J. W. Scott, John C. Cary.
Williamsburg -D N. Johnson, J. J.
Snow, (?. B. Ncsmith, W. D. Bryan,
W. M. O'Bryan, J J. Graham.
York-J. L. McGill, P. M. Burriss,
S. H. Epps, Sr., J. A. Latta, \V. J.
Koddcy, C. IZ. Spencer, J. D. Ford,
F. A. Barber, V. C. McFadden and
B. J. Smith.
They W.-.m lina.
Some days ago there appeared in
the newspapers telegraphic stories
rrom Watorloo, Iowa,, detailing how
George K. Bowder had been Jilted by
Mic girl he loved. Np soo.ier bad thc
matter bren made publie than Bow
der begai to receive letters frcm sym
pathetlo women in all parts of tho
country offering to take him to thoir
hearts and comfort him. In two days
he had received I ?I such letters from
as many women, and the tide ?if love
lotten to him was atm at the flood.
Not One of the Entombed Miners
Escaped Horrible Death.
DEAD BROUGHT OUT.
So Far Were Frightfully /Mangled. It tl
"Noff Believed that One Huadred
and S.xty Men Were Caught
ia the Death Trap and
As a result of tie most horrible
mine disaster in the history of Ala
bama, ninety-nine blackened, bruised
and twisted human bodies have been
recorvered from tha Virginia mines
and laid out for Identification by
heartbroken mothers, wives, sisters
and sweethearts, it ls now stated
pjhitimely that 160 men were in the
mine at the time of the''dust" ex
plosion, and not the slightest hope ia
neld out to sorrowing loved ones that
a man of them will live to tell of the
Scenes at the entrance to the mines
nave been gruesome and heat ?rend lng
in tbe extreme. As heroio workmen
would bring discolored and mangled
human forms to tbe opening, frenzied
loved ones, mostly women and ouil
iren, with a mingled expression ot
inxicty, fear and bope deploted un
their faces, would crowd up longing
to lind a living father, husband,
orother or sweetheart. Utter de
spair would be written on tbeir fea
tures after looking and examining,
(or so blackened and torn are most of
tuc bodies that positive identification
lias been possible in but few instances.
Many of tbe bodies will never be
identified, as a number have been
orought out piece at a time, here a
lead, tnere a leg and yonder a trunk.
Itiastly describes but faintly a seeno
ivuicb caused stout-hearted men to
sicken and turn pale. About one hun
Ired families and three bundred chll
ireu have been left destitute and
without means of support, and one
obi rd of tbe inhabitants of a town
.mve been wiped out by tbe calamity.
Work ot rescuing the bodies has been
leroio, but greatly hampsred by de
bris and foul gases. Miners from all
Thc corpses are frightfully mangled
ind disfigured and identification ls al"
xiost impossible. Many of them are so
terribly bruised and twisted and dis
:olored that negroes cannot be told,
'rom white men. AS tue bodies of tue
,'iotii$? whica, in many cases, have
jeen^v^ V~.ed togetber a piece at a
iatjT#ii?A?,;()ugbt to tbe surface they
ire placed lu rows oh ?*rdbtfr? impro
vised platform, and late Thurn^Sy ~
iveulug ambulances began the remo v
il ot tm.so so far recovered to Besse
mer. Since the list of dead will prou
ibiy go to one bundred and sixty', the
local undertakers bave wired to ad
joining cities for cotbiiS, aa it was found
tnere were not enough suitable cotilas
lu tbe district to bury tbe victims.
The work of tbe diggers at the mine
uas oeen an lnspiratiou tb tbe specta
tors, and every une b is done all in bis
power tu facilitate tile work of rescue.
The excavation of tb a doorls bas been
nandicapped from tin start. The foul
gases winch had colli ct ed in tbe slope
made necessary tho use of safety
lamps, and it was found tbat less than
a score of safety lamps were available
in tue district. Un on miners wont
to tbe scone from ,tactically every
milling camp wltblii a radius of 25
miles of Virginia City to aid in tue
work of rescue. Oat of toe bodies re
covered one was rou ad about wnlob
was barely alive. Ti e body was care
fully taken from tbe mine and heroic
methods resorted to bring tue man to
CDusclousuess. He is still alive, but
i>oaui hope ii held out for als recovery.
One of the most gruesome siguts
was when a man's f ead was carried
out of tlie mine in a dinner basket, lt
was fuuud in this p isition, and tbe
ilesii was almost, entirely burned away
from tue skull. Leg.t, arms and man
gled trunks were brougbt out in suc
cession ia tills manner. Atter night
fall the entrance to the mine was con
verted into a veritable cnamber of
Horrors, the lawfulness of willoh was
intensified by the flickering of ' be
lamps as thc feeble rays fell upon the
mangled and bleeding fragments of
human tlesh, strewu about the en
trance in sickening confusion. Many
stout-hearted men who had been as
sisting lu the work of rescue were
forced to give up the task and numer
ous persons have fainted as the ghast
ly array of bodies was found. Several
women at the mine became hysteri
cal; uthers fainted and other had to be
placed in tiie hands of the attending
suigeons, being so prostrated by tho
terrible scenes that they needed med
ical attention. Wuen the oodles are
identified, a tag ls placed upon each,
and a special train of ambulance wag
ongs convey them to to liesseraer,
walch is 7 miles distant.
Cotton Holding soliL-mo.
President Smith of the Cotton
Growers' Association, issued an ad
dress Friday in whioh be oalls on
county organizations to appoint theil'
chairman and three other members at
once to arrange with the local banks,
for holding cotton. K arrangements
cnn not ba made locally the cotton
may be shipped to Columbia where
raouey will oe advanced at 6 per cent.
Those desiring to ship to Columbia
.should consult tho convention com
mittee, F. H. Hyatt and F. H. Wes
Di c. il i Von Injurien.
At St. Johnsbury, Vc, Jonathan
Ross, formely oh I of Justice of th? estate
supremo court and formely United
States Senator, died Friday of Injuries
received last Tuesday, wneu his sleigh
was struck by a train and Mrs. Ros*
was killed. Ue waa sovontj-aiaa