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Mr, Missen Tells Farmers to Market
Their Cotton Slowly
And Alion Plantors Wai Oct Good
Prlooa. Wanta Flsuroa on COM
aumptlon by tho Hnlnnora.
The following letter willoh we take
from the Augusta Uh ron lelo will bo
read with interest:
Dear Sir: The oonventlon of the
Southern Cotton Association, held In
Asheville, N. C., on tho Otb, has ad
journed, and passes down Into history
as a mest Important meeting. While I
was In hopes that this meeting would
fix twelve cents aa tho minimum prloo
for cotton during this season, which
prloo, whon the size of the crop in
taken Into consideration, ls cheap,
they thought differently-eleven oonU
minimum was agreed upon as the cor
rect UK uro, and so, from now on,
eleven cents ls tho minimum price to
be demanded by all loyal farmers for
their cotton during this season. When
ton cents per pound was lixed last
February by tho convention in Now
Orloans and demanded by tho farmers,
all manner of fun was made of the far
mers,and their association,by tho Wall
Street gang,but not so now;tboy know
by experience what tho farmers mean
and how well thoy will carry out their
agreements. If tho farmers will provo
loyal, and I believe they will, you will
see cotton selling from cleveu cents
per pound Inside of two wee ki. Don't
rush your cotton on tho markot too
rapidly, fellow farmers. M%rket lt
slowly. I believe we have the short
est crop we have had in years. And,
if sufllolont lalor can bo gotten, the
orop in Georgia and South Oarollua
will be gathered by October 6r?t, and,
from the best Information 1 can get,
the remainder of the cotton belt is In
the same lix. As soon as lt dawns on
the spinners and speculators how short
this crop ls you will sec a rush for thc
for the staple, and up will go prices.
Keep your cotton, draw enough money
on it to pay your debts so as not to
block thc wheels of commerce and
trade, pay your merchants, that they
may in turn pay the wholesale mer
chants from who tn thoy bought thc
goods sold you. When you do this no
one has a right to question your right
to hold your cotton and demand a fair
price for it. The rapid marketing ot
cotton during thc last ten days is re
sponsible for tho decline in prlcci; bo
patient: market slowly and you will
make money by lt. 1 oxpeot to see
cotton sell for tifteen cents by Jan
uary 15th; therefore in my judgment
to rush cotton on the markci means a
loss of money to you; but as before
advised, while demanding justice for
yourselves accord Justice to others;
draw sulllclent money on your cotton
aud pay your debts so that tho man
you owe can pay his dobts and busi
ness will go along smoothly. 1 no
tice that thc census bureau is out
with a report of cotton ginned up to
September 1st showing that 469 5U0
bales of the present crop was ginned
up to said date. This is a bid show
lng for the crop and demonstrates be
yond question that the crop ls In
poorer condition than recognized and
Claimed by experts. No such an
amount of cotton would have been
opened in August If the crop was lu a
healthy condition. More than half of
the cotton opened in August was
forced open by thc dry, hot windi we
had. Lots of the bolls were unma
bured. Opened bccauHotho plant had
lost all of its vitality. Such condi
tions foreshadow a short season and a
I expected to seo a full report - from
Mr. North at this time. 1 expected
to see a report giving Information on
both sides of this question, but I am
disappointed. Mr. North, it seems,
ignores the Instructions of congress
and continuos to give all the informa
tion be can gl ve from the iarmers'
side of the question, but remains
mum as to information from tho spin
ners side. He gives us only a partial
If you will refer, Mr. E lltor, to the
records of congress of date January
10th. 1905, you will Hud the following
viz: "Fifty*eighth congress, third
session, House Joint resolution No.
185, In the senate of tho United
States, January nth, 1005.
"Iliad twice and referred to the
committee on tho census.
Authorizing and direotlng the
dlreotor of the census to collect and
publish additional statistics relating
"Roaolved, by tho senate and house
of representatives of the United
States of America lu congress assem
bled: That the director of the census
be, and he ls hereby authorized and
directed to collect and publish on tho
same date and at the same time he
makes publication of glnners' report
for cotton production provided for In
section nine of "An act of congress
en ti th d an act to provide for a per
manent census olnee. Approved
March 6'?b, 11)02 " Statistics of the
consumption of cotton, the surplus of
cotton hold by tho Manufacturers and
tho (ju '.nity of colton exported, the
statistics to be i umtnarlzod as of Sep
tcmbor 1st, each year, so as to show
the cotton production and consump
?ion of the prec eding year.
Passed the house of representatives
January Kith, 1905.
Autest: A, MCDOWELL.
From tho abo/e wo seo that Mr.
North ls not only "authorized." but
"dlreoted" to give this additional lo
formation, buthe, for some unexplain
ed reason falls Lo do so. lils dulles are
made v^ry plain. No dlsciotlon is lofn
him. Ho ls "authorized and directed"
topubliNh this ad lltlonal information,
yet he docs not do it. We do not Ob?
Joct to the publication of information
on our :;idc cf the question provldtd it
is correot, and provided further that
we arc given the information wh ch
we are entitled to expect from Mr.
North under the law lo bo given at
thc same time. Hut we do object to in
formation concerning one side being
given to tho world while Information
which we aro entitled to under the
law, giving us some insight into thc
othor side of tho question ls suppress
We are willing to accord justice to
othor, and wo intend to demand Jus
tice for ourselves.
Will Mr. North please explain v*hy
he luis not Oom piled with bis instruc
tions from the congress of the United
Staten? Very truly,
lt. M. MlXSOM.
Burned to Doath.
Tho Hummor homo of William
Thompson at Harmony Grove, N. H.,
was bumed Tuesday morning. Two
persons wero burned to death. Tho
victims are Mrs. Lidia Thurston and
W. M. Thompson. Thc origin of the
tiro ia a mystery.
? FATAL FALL
Through tho Domo ol tho StfttO
Capitol M? Columbia.
At tho State House In Columbia on
Tuesday of last woek while scribbling
his name on ono of tho i?ou girders
botweon tho bases of the inner and
cuter sheila of the capitol domo, Wat
ron H. SoiiiiTgs, Jr., tho fifteen year
old son of a well known traveling
clothing salesman, stepped into ono
of tho two foot squares of the dilling
protcotcdouly by tin, and foll forty
feet headforemost cn to the marblo
floor of tho outer lobby betweon tho
two houses of the legislature, dashing
out his brains and killing himself in
Witn him waa a oompanlon, P. W.
Hull, who had Just llnlshed writing
his namo in the adjoining pantl.
Theao two names and that of C. S.
Rents aro Horlbled in largo white let
ters all over that scotlon of thc dome.
When lie foll through Soruggs was
just reaohlDg tho litst ''-g" in bis
name, a long white mark extending
down the girder in the dlreotion of
the punoturcd square.
This is a dangerous celling, but it
seems impossible to prevent a mlscel
laneous assortment of people from
streaming Into tho dome, though this
accident will likely result in Homo au
Mon being taken along this Hue- On
the dav of tho adjournment of tho
last legislature tho little daughter of
W. H. Monck ton, a Columbia mer
chant, fell Borough one of these
squares, hut was saved by tho bal
oouy, and though she foll 26 feet sho
W. W. l'ric?, now a woll known
Washington newspaper correspondent
several years auo while working on a
Columbia newspaper foll partially
through ono of thei:o squares whllo
spying on a political convention In
session lu the hall of the House of
Shot hy it ivukv.hw.
Burglars that havo aroused tln>
vicinity of Greenwich, Conn., for the
past few wei ks reached a climax
Wednesday morning, when Mrs. A. C.
Morrill, daughter of E. C. Converse,
chairman of tho finance committee of
the United States Stool corporation,
was hit by a bullet Jired by a burglar
and seriously if not fatally j nj (ired.
About 3 o'clock Wednesday morning
Mis. Morrlll's nurse was awakened bj
thc Hash of a burglar's lantern In her
face. She screamed and her cries at
traotorl Mrs. Morrill ard as site cn
tcred the roc m tho burglar tired, tho
bullet striking her In tho chin, glano
lng down, landing In the shoulder.
Thc burglar also beat the nurse over
the head and shoulders with his re
volver. After the shooting he ms.de
hl3 escape. The police found that
an entra?e?, was effected by forcing
thc frontdoor. A man claiming Now
York as his home was arrested. Thc
police believe he ls tho burglar. He
gave bis name as J ohn Brown and
said that he came to Greenwich to
call on a friend employed at tho home
of Mrs. Merrill.
As a result of tho court martial
proceedings against Commander Bur
nard O. Scott, who several weoks ai,o
ran the cruiser Detroit aground at
Pueta Piala, Santo Domingo, that
otlleer has been dismlis?-d from the
sorvioe, the President having appruv
ed the proceedings, findings and sen
tence of tho oort. Among the speci
fications pgainst Commander Scott
was that of druukencss, and it w;-.s
also alleged that ho wai r/ullty of a
number of lodi .erotlon". t'- Guatana
mo, Cuba. Tho Deti it although
dis ?bloc: by the lo^s of < nc uf lier pro
peller blades, wai not Sitiiusly dam
HRed. Commander Scobt was appoint
ed to the N.\val Academy fr.un Ala
bama In June, 1870, and received his
present commission of commander in
Good Bohool Syatom,
A development of the school sys
tem In New York unheard of and un
thought of u till about slxteon years
ago ls the systom of free lectuies to
adults. These free lcc'.uros were be
gun in six school housos in the winter
of 1880. At the present time they
arc given in 140 contres in Now York,
the majority of which are in school
buildings. Lnst year 4,065 lecture5;
were attended by t'.o astounding total
of 1,134,000 persons. Lectures on
travel, history sociology, literature
and art are Illustrated by stcrooptloon
views. Lcotures in electricity, phy
sics, metallurgy, etc, are illustrated
by experiments and lectures In mude
by vocal and Instrumental selections.
Paid A Just Penalty
Henry W. Mansoer, thc O?wego
county farmer hand, who murdered
pretty 12 year old Cora Sweet, wa*,
executed in Audubon, N. Y., prison
at <i:lf> o'clock Tuesday morning.
Mt?users o< hue was the most brutal
nauseating In tho criminal history of
Oiwego County. His victim was a
child of a well?to do farmer in thc
town of Seri ba, ti few milos from thc
city of Oiwego. On M^y 2S Minsen
met, thc girl on her way to Sunday
schcol, lured her Into tho wood* and
then killed her by pounding hor side
Into a shapeless msss witn a stone.
Kiih (1 hy Cotton.
A very Bad acotdent occured near
Vauooson Monday wei k ago, which re
sulted in the death of Arthur, tho
iivc-yoar-old so.i of Mr. Julius A. Mur
ray. Mr. Murray's children were play
ing In bia cotton on about two bales
of newly gal bored seod cotton. They
had dug a hole in the ml 1st of the pile
of cotton, down to the ll.?or, when Ar
thur got down Into lt, probably to
make the hole larger, when the cotton
fell on him, HU ir mating him. He was
gotten out as sp edi I y as possible, a.ul
everything p i s ble done io savo him.
All proved unavailing,
for Nnako Hito.
As Farmer Arthur L. Mitcholl, of
North WfOdbury, Conn., was cutting
f odd ar corn in a lowland lot a big rod
udder blt his loft wrist. Mr. Mitchell
tore the reptile off, ran for tho llOUSu
and drank a quart of whiskey, which
neighbors brought him. Ho suffered
terribly all night, but the liquor
having the desired eil -ct, physician)
say, and ho may recover,
KIcci i oontoo,
At Waterbury, Conn., on Tuesday
of last week one man was electrocuted
and one ls dying at a hospital ard a
third is seriously burnod as a result of
coming Into contact with a live wire
at tho Sohovlllo manu fact ming plant.
Death from coming In contact with
live electric wires are becoming almost
an every day ocourroi oe,
Hanged Hi 1118?If,
broderick Mercer, a negro 47 yoarr,
aid, hanged himself to a door knob lu
Brooklyn, N. Y., on Monday. When
found his body was in an almost hor
izontal posit ou with his hoad only a
loot from the floor,
Thirty-Ufo Amerloans lt- por toil L-nt
Ott TOKO'? Ship.
A dispatch from New Orleans to
tho Atlanta Constitution says from
n formation woeived nor o iv iw behov
ed that a number or American gun
ners went down lu . the explosion
which sank Admiral Togo's flagship,
the Mikasa, and at the same time
threw light upon the cause for the
remarkable marksmanship which de
vasted tho Russian hallie lise! in thc
battle ot the Sea of Japan.
Joseph Morgan, of this city, brother
of Charles Morgan, formerly gunnel
on Admiral Sampson's flagship. Nen
York, states that the Amor lo MI gun
ner J ii nod th? Japanese navy and wai
a member of the oren of the Mikasa.
Gunner Charles Morgan is said to ta
ono bf the thirty-rivi American man
o'-warmen who deserted at Manila and
J dned the Japanese navy.
It nas he who tired the flrat shot al
San Juan. Porto Rico, and sutuaq lent
ly obtained notoriety through AU mir
al Sampson's opposition to his receiv
ing the rank of commissioned offloei
in tho United States navy.
Morgan's skill as a gunner was cela
bratcd In tho navy, and his brothel
states that Captaiq Merrill, former!?
stationed at the Unltod States navy
yard at New Orleans, told,him bli
brother deserted at Manila, and, with
thirty- tlvo comrades, Joined the Jap
anese foroes, receiving a salary of $6
00 a month, with a promise of a honor
at tho eud of the year.
Heretofore it has boon olaimcd thal
the Japanese have employed no for
eign (lighters, and tho fact that Josepli
Morgan has heard nothing from bli
brother for over a year, nftor a fomoi
regular correspondance, bears out the
belief that American gunners were
secured meier bond of secrecy.
A B.)L0 ROBBER.
A LiOne 111,-.; hw rv y limn Hold-Up and
lt. a Coach*
A dlsp&th from Lounder, Wyoming,
says a typical Western stage robbery
by a lone highwaymen too* plaoa bs
tween Myersvllle and Bengls, on tho
Rocky Mountain Stage Company's
run, last week. Tue highwayman
took all the valuables from tho ox
pre^s box, robbed the mall s&oks,
and took tho cash from the throe
passengers and the driver down the
brail, \?i Instructions to keep going
without) looking back on pain of bo
The stage with Its three passengers
was bowling along aa a good rate
wheu suddenly the command to halt
rang out and a masked man arose
from bolilud a boulder, two guns in
his hands, covering the driver. With
a curb remark that "the first man
Who attempts to resist will bc shot,"
tho highwayman forced the passen
gers and driver to alight and rangs
themselves with their baoks to him
and their hands above their heads.
"If any mau looks round I'll kill
him," said the robber.
After busying hiiniielfa few minu
tes with tho mall and express, the
robber forced each roan to step bach
of thc Hued-up people and took theil
pocket books one at a time. He re
fused wa?ciios, but took all the pis
tols In sight. All wero ordered lute
Clio stago and went on their way.
KoTcala AwAil Secrets,
A dispatch from Kinat, N. I)., says
tho dead body of Charles Herzig, whe
left a wribten oonfetslon that he wai
guilty of a murder committed neai
Youngstown, Ohio, over thirty yean
ago, lias boen found by a posse ol
soar clio rs. The body was hanging ti
a tree in a secluded ravine In thc
county of Wallace. Tinned to blt
breast was a piece of wrapping paper
on which was written a confession o:
his orime. Around his neck v/as i
shred of thin green stulT such as wo
men usc for face veils, lt ls recalle:
by a former Youngstown man then
that Llzz'.e Grombaoher wore such a
veil when murdered and that part ol
lt v.-f-.-i used to strangle her. Tho piece
fot nd about Herzlg's neck ls supposed
to be the remainder of the veil, as ht
showed such a piece to a fellow ranch
man to whom ho told the story of hit
orlmo, declaring that he had kept lt
all these years to use In ending lib
own lifo some day.
Found Fortune, ^
An iron pot cantalning $60,000 in
gold coln, tho newest of whloh wa?
1 16 years old, was found on the farm
of James Rivera, near Chesterfield, S.
C., by Tyler Teal, a white laborer,
and Will Edwards, a negro, while en
gaged recently in digging a ditch.
Tue pot was carried to a point 2
miles away and burled near a creek
bardi. When, two days later tho
finders went after tho pot lt had mys
teriously disappeared. Tho negro
charges the white man with having
appropriated the money and hidden
lt from him, while Teal d?clares thc
story Is i-.ll a j kc and no pot was un
earthed. Ed ward sticks to lils story
ind has produced proof of iU genuine*
ness, Deteotive J. D. Evans, who
bxs associated with him one of the
b;st detectives In the south, who were
&m ployed by the negro, and who have
duce been working on tho Case,
have secured evllere* eon firming'the
iiscijvory of thc hidden, wealth, but
thus f xr no trace of the gold has been
Klllod by Blind ?lgers.
A dispatch from Jackson, M'.si.
says Governor Vardaman received a
letter from Dlstriot Attorney Brewer
of thc eleventh district notifying him
that a negro na m od Janies Wills, liv
ing in tho interior of Tallahassee
county was taken to thc woods by
throe white mun and shot to death,
he was burned. Tba negro, lt seems,
had bought some whlakoy from ono of
the white men and afterwards In
formed on him. Tho district attor
ney asked the governor to take action
In tho case.
Front at tho Nnrth.
Reports from Now England state
that that sootion was visited hy frost
Wednesday night. Much clam Age was
done to crops. In New York state
frost was reported In several sections.
At lane, Pa., and lu northern Ver
mont snow fell. The freezing point
was reached atConoord, N. II., and
Augusta) Maine. A high wind saved
thc cranberry orop In the Capo Cod
Mrs. Harriott Murchison Beckwith
has subscribed *2o,ooo toward tho fund
raised by Benncttsvllle to induce tho
Presbyterian college now at Clinton,
to locate at Bonnebtsvlllo. She ls
the woman who presented thc town
if Bcnnotts'vlllo with a thirty thous
and dollar schoolhouse a few years
BRYAN'S BOOM STAHTB.
Hat tbo Groat Dcmnoratlo Leader
Ueollnea tho Honor.
"I want to make my position per
fectly clear, I want to say to you that
not only am I not announcing a oan
dlctacy, but I awi not permitting a
lu these nords William Jennings
Hi yon administered a chook to thc
enthusiasm which, at the Jefferson
club banquet, given in Kr. Bryan's
honor at Chicago, greeted the speech
es advocating his nomlnatiou for the
tblrd time for president.
"1 am not now" said Bryan, "a oan.
dldate for any offioe. I have never
?aid that I would never again bo a
oandldato for office but I want to say
now that talk of candidacy for office
docs not affect me as lt once did. I
believe that my place in history will
be determined not by wbat the peo
ple are ablo to do for me but by what
I am ablo to do fer the people (np
plauso and cheers.) I think it U
now too soon to ohooso a oandldato
for president to make tho race three
years from now; lt is too early to
pledge ourselves to any one man. 1
buist, thai, boforo the time comes tc
uamo a man for the nexl
presidential race light may be thrown
upon cur pathway and that a man
may bc chosen who will V)? able to du
for thc party more than I have been
able to do.
At tho banquet alluded to abavo
Mayor Dunne, of Chicago, was cor
dially greeted as he aroso to spoak on
"The Progress of Municipal Owner
ship." He eulogized Bryan and pre
dicted tho ultimate triumph of thc
principal of municipal ownership.
Ollie M. James, ot Kentuoky,
brought out round after round of ap
plauso by tho eulogy of Bryan and
the plea for Democratic harmony
with which he closed a tpeeoh In
which he declared that Bryan had
long ago dsclarod in favor of crushing
the trusts, reforming the tariff and
bringing to arbitration all Internation
?In a briof address Judgo J. B. Tar
vin, of Covington, Ky., declared for
Mr. Bryan as the standard bearer of
Dcmooracy In 1U08;
Mr. Bryan then rose to speak. Ile
was greeted with an enthusiastic
demonstration and it was some min
utes before tho applause subsided
sufficiently to allow him to proceed.
He spoke on "Demooraoy vs Centrali
TOO MUCH WHISKEY
In Certain Patent Modlolnoa to ho
Sold Without Liloonao.
A dispatch from Washington says
the commissioner of internal revenue
Thursday rendered a decision that
will seriously affect a number of pa
tent modlolne* oompoaod Jarge'y of
distilled liquors He hat reversed a
rulelng of his department made many
years ago and now d?cid?e that the
manufacturers of these medicines
must take out license as rectifiers and
i Hil nor dealers and that druggists and
others handling thom will have to pay
the usual retail liquor dealers' license.
i Thc commissioner, in a letter of in
structlon to collectors of iuternal rcve
nue, says that thero are a number of
compounds on the market going un
der tho name of medicine* -'.tl -
I composed chiefly of distilled spirits,
without the addition of drugs or
medicines in suffijient quantities to
ohauge the oharacter of the whiskey.
J While no statement ls made by the
1 commissioner as to the medicines that
. will bo affected, lt ls believed that
: several prominent and highly advor
I th.od medicines will bu alficted by the
) In same Instances the medicines
J have been found to contain as high as
1 4f> per cent, of alcohol, and there aro
. many on the market, lt ls said, that
' contain 25 per cent, of alcohol. These
L medicines are said to have Immonse
sales in prohibition communities, flg
1 ures collected in ftfasiaohusetts recant
J ly showing, lt is said, that one much
1 advertised compound with a high per
r centage of whiskey hud been bought
! to the oxtent of 300,000 bottles In one
' year in prohibition communities of
! one New England Stato.
? Many l'm-Hons Haptizful.
Tlie Greenville news says eighty
I nine persons were baptized In Green
ville county Sunday and by only two
ministers. The number of convertod
must be gratifying tc those gcod peo
1 pie who are disturbed nowadays by
1 statistics .showing that even New
1 York cannot bo called a Christian
city, and many other things equally
alarming. Tho Kev. Jones presided at
Kooree, where 47 persons, both men
and women, wore placed uuder thc
waters of the stream. At Reedy river,
in thc Union Bleaching company's
reservoir, tire Rev. Seago and an as
sistant were also engaged In the good
work, arid no lens than 12 young men
and women confessed tho faith there
Sunday morning and wore gently dip
ped beneath tho clear, cool waters of
the stroam. At both placea hundreds
of people had gathered from miles
around and they must, have been Im
pressed with what they saw. Such de
monstratlons for the si?ko of religion
are not so frequent as they once were,.
Two such as those Of Sunday can hard
ly fall to stir up rollglons enthusiasm
and bring about great and lasting ro
Sixty passengers were injured, nine
seriously, by tho overturning of a
trailer attached to a traction car on
the Homestead division of tho Pitts?
burg, l'a., Railway company near tho
(Henwood bridgo eavlj Wcdneiday.
The accident was causeo y the failure
of thc brakes tn work. Tho oar and
trailer wr.ro crowded to their fullest
capacity. There ls a steep grado from
the Glenwood bridge to Hays June
tion, where o&rs branch off for sur
rounding pointe, and great caution 1?
used by motormen. Tho brakes refus
ed to r.ct properly Wednesday, how
over, and thc oars descended the grade
with unusual speed. At Hays Junc
tion thero ls a sharp curve. Tho first
car managed to round tho curvo, but
tho trailer, carrying 60 passengers,
was thrown from thc track. A scene
of almost Indescribable confusion fol
lowed as tho upset trailer was dragged
along a considerable dlstanoo before
tho motor car could bo stopped. IOvcry
one of tho passengers was bruised and
Injured. It ls expected that all of tho
Injured will ultimately recover.
M uni Remain tiionmi.
Associate Justlco Gary, to whom
Lawyer Boyd Evans applied in tho
hopo of keeping tho Union dispensa
ries open pending his appeal to the
supreme ourt, has sustained Judge
Townsend. The case oan still go be
? . .. ? .>._t..vt< t\l.f mAAMa
luiii int' tun huiacuiawuiu, um, lui/un
whilo tho dlsponrarles must remain
8TSSPSD IN ORIMB.
A Doy Gong to tho Penitentiary for
Tho Oreenville Nows says though
his attornoys pleaded long and earnest
ly for acquittal on the ground that
Mrs. mothers had failed to identify
her assailant, it took tho jury in th?
general sessions court Wednesday lest
than an hour to declare Ruf us Jack
son, colorer?, guilty of attempted orlm
The crime wat committod In a oct
ton Held near Grove Station a yest
ago. Mrs. Brothers was ploklng oot
ton at the time, and though sho suo
ceeded In shaking tho negro off, ht
made good his esoape and for sovora
days the boy's whereabouts, for h*
WM only eighteen yoara old, wero a
mystery. It WM not long before om
piece of circumstantial evldenu* afte
another led to Jackson's arrest, anr.
when tho deputy sheriff brought hin
beforo Mrs. Rrothera she identifi?e
him most positively, and ho wa
brought to Jail.
A month or two later the negro wa
Admitted to bail by some magistrate
and it was only a short time ago tba
he lost one eyo and oame near losing
lils lifo in au attempt to ontor thc
room of a negro woman in the night
time. It is also said on roliable au
thority that this same Rufus Jaokson
while out of Jail uuder bond wrote an
insulting note to a white woman In
Laurens oouuty, and also aotually as
saultod a half-witted negro girl at the
point of a pistol.
These latter facts woro not allowee1
to oomo into tho case for they had no
conueotion with lt, but they aro no
secreta and go a long way toward mak
lng up Jackron's oharaotor. The sta
vuto llxos tho punlshmont for attempt
Ad criminal asiault at not more than
30 years in the penitentiary, and Judge
Dani/der gave him the full limit.
Doad Alan at Holm.
A dead man held tho wheel of tho
schooner Chas. Lovy Woodbury dur
lng several hours of the night of Au
gust 8 on her trip to Honolulu from
Laysan Island. He was Japanese mern
beroi the crew, aud died clutohlng
tho wheel, lie was found still holding
lt, and the vessel, though greatly dam
aged by a hurrioane, which ls suppos
ed to have caused his death from over
exertion, reached port In safety. Cap
tain Harris, who was in command,
says that lils vessel was swept along
tho rate of niue knots an hour with
out a stitch of canvas on her. He gave
ip hope of saving her, and said good
by to Oaptaiu Sohlemar, of Ltyson,
who was a passenger. Hnlwarks were
knocked ?away to keep the decks clear
of water and oil was poured on the
waves. Tho schooner ran for live days
and nights helpless in the gale with
out the captain being able to take an
observation by either sun, moon or
stars. Tho Japanese who died com
plained of feeling sick when ho took
his place as steersman, and he asked
compaulon to stand by him for a
time. No one saw him dio. Ho was
found dead and stiif and holding the
wheel as when alive. He had fallen
forward, but his hands hold on, and
tho vessel was holding her course fair*
lilK Hatch Flro.
Tho Greenville News says Aro do
j abroyed a carload of matches at the
Southern railway depot at 3 o'olook
Wednesday morning. The Are de
partment had to bo called to put out
the flames whloh were bursting
through the roof when some of the
yard crow discovered what had hap
pened. The car was standing near
tho old freight depot at the time, but
lt was immediately coupled to an on
gine and rolled down the yard to fha
Reedy river embankment, whore the
fireman began to work with tho
llames. For half an hour they poured
a stream of water Into the bm sting
matches before tho flames wero ontlre
ly out. The matches were a total
loss and tho carload was valued at
11,600. The damage to the car was
considerable. Most c f the roof and
woodwork on one *nd will have to be
roplaced and the expense will reach
$100. Why the matches should have
taken tiro is not known, lt is sup
posad that they wero jolted in some
way and tho flames resulted.
Fired Into tim Crowd.
At Tlflls many Social DftmocraU
were killed or wounded at 10 o'clock
TuescUy night In a conflict with Cos
sacks at the town hall and miuy were
trampled to death in a subsequent
panic. Two thousand Social Demo
crats had forced an entrance Into tho
town ball, which was closed owing
to the celebration of a religious boll
? day, the beheading of John the Rap
I tist, Revolutionary speeches were
made and thc chit f of police ordered
thc meeting to disperse. Part of
those present obeyed but the remain
der remained and some revolvers wero
tired. A large fores of OossacK?
I drawn up outside the building then
fired a volley Into the crowd, time and
time again killing .'io and wounding
upwards of 70. In the disusing pau
lo many per.-o is foll and were tram
pled to death by their comrades and
the pursuing Cossacks,
A Holy War.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
j says a holy war has been proclaimed
in thc Oauoaslan districts af /.an
si zur and Jebraial, whore Tartars are
massaorolng the Armonians without
a distinction of sex or age. Tho
country is swarming with bauds of
Tartars under the leadership of their
ohlefs. Many thousand of Tartar
horsemen have crossed tho Torso
Russian frontier and Joined tho in
surgents in destroying Armenian
villages. At the village nf Mlnkond,
three hundred Armenians were
[slaughtered. Dispatches say that
mutilated children wero thrown to
tho dogs and thal the few survivors
wero forced to submit to Jsiamlsm In
! order to save their lives.
Murder And Huioldo.
A special from Tarpon Springs says
at o o'clock Wednosday evening G. K
Paul, a well kno-rvn contractor, walk
cd Into the boarding house of Hiram
Font of that plac?, and as bin wife
came to moet him at tho dining roon
Paul shot her down with a double
barrolcd shotgun and then ran into
tho back yard, shooting himself wit!
tho contents of thc other barrel. Pan.
was Instantly killed but his wife lived
10 minutes. Paul had been drinking
hoavlly, lt ls said, for several weeks.
No statements wore made by olther
party as to the. cause of the shoot,lng.
Nothing to Hay,
Tho state board of control mob on
Tuesday in Columbia. There was
some expectations that they would is
sue a statement In reply bu Senator
Tillman's charges, but they say now
-that they will answer tho senator
when tlicy think lt is propor to do so.
[>utli Carolin? for Prohibition ?nd
Aluino Turning Against lt.
Tho Washington Posb says it ts a
ither remarkable faot that, although
tie Damooraoy, as a uatlonal orgini/.
Lion, has always bijou OI'PHM, to
sumptuary laws," suoh as statutory
rohlbition of tho liquor traQH the
mst and tho best kind of prohibition
i now found in tbo tow .States that
ro solidly planted lu the Democratic '
alumns. Tho Boston Globe notes with
iterest that while Mstno is growing
?oro and moro uneasy about tbe sys
em of prohibition, and getting readv
ir a oampa)gn of resubmission to btu
eoplo of tho whole quoition, Georgia
ud South Oarolina aro oarnestly talk
ng prohibition. The Globe states that
lrcady in Georgia 103 ceunlios have
o license, 28 have dispensaries, and 0
lave high liomso. The effort now ls,
ays the Globe, to have the legislatur?
irovido a Bystem of "Stite option"
inder which the six counties en Jo.?
rouid ba wip?.d out. -Our Boston cjn
emporary adds that:
"In South Carolina there sa rc
nark d/o movement to close up the
ispensaries, and Senator Tillman pro
irises to loa ve tho question to tho
)emooratlc primary. The prohibition
's in Soutli Carolina, as well as in
lecrgla, are cor. li Jen t that their cause
rill win if presented to the people.
"At the samo time lt ls curious that
he opponents of prohibition in Maine
nd Kansas, where the system has
teen tried, aro as co: tidont that the
icoplo aro ready to vote against a cen
inuauco of tho present regime as the
leorgia and South Cirolinau prohib?
ionlsts aro that their caso needs only
obs presented to lind acceptance at
ho hands of thc people. "
Tho Post IB In receipt of a very long
nd intensely earnest commu ifc*tlon
rom a South Carolina Democrat who,
fter applying to tho liquor trade in
iis State all the epithets that used to
io hurled at the rumsellers and their
?laces of buslne;s in Maine sixty years
go, closes by quoting this stanza from
, song that was sung at temperance
nectlngs in New longland by the
randparents of Hie present genera
"Tell mo I hate the bowl?
Hate is a feeble word;
I loathe, abhor, my very soul,
With strong disgust ls stilled
When 1 pee, or hear, or tell
Of tho dark beverage of hell!"
H Found in niiolilKAit hy Two Mon
Excitement prevails at Northport
iwlng to the reported finding of a
roasureof $150,000, suppose, to be the
lOOty of two robbers who committed
heft in Chicago about thc time of the
Last week two aged str?ngen ap
eared in Northport and hired a boa!
o take them to North Fox Island,
[imo miles in thc b.\y. Dater thc7 re
urned to Northport and secured a
uantlty of supplies, lt was learned
hat they were provided witli maps
When tho strangers started to re
urn to thc islaud it is reported that
ay Spaugel, a barber, and Joe Gag
ion a blacksmith, followed in a launch
nd watched their movemonts. Soon
fter the man who oarriod the strang
rs to tho island returned after tools.
In the meantime it ls reported that
Ipaugel an l Gagnon located the. troa
ure and got it. Telephone commun!
atiou with thc Island was cut cir and
he story as reporte 1 from Novihport
?y ono of the men is believed to be
In thc late (?O's or carly 70's a great
obbery took place in Chicago, lo ls
tated by some that thc robbery took
dace during tho grout Ohlcag > lire. A
arge amount of money was stolon by
wo men, who escaped hy a small
chooncr, but wore pur.uicd by Olli36rs.
LMicy eluded thc vl^i'anc-s of their
uirsuers and niter several days out
ightcd South Fox Island.
lt is believed they burled tho trea
uro on North Fox Island, then uniu
A number of years afterward a mau
n a Canadian prison died. But beforo
LC died he Imparted information of the
obborv and the location of the truas
iro. While in prison nc m ule, a chart
f thc Island, showing tho oxnct loca
lon of the gold. Before he died ho
ent the chart to his wife. Tho wid
iw married again and to her husband
onfided the secret. Thc husband did
lot believe tho story and tho chart
In later years tho husband lu mak
ng a trip from Mackinaw to Travels?;
'Ity passed thc Fox lalands and rolat
d the story of tho buried treasure to
he sailors, lt ls believed that thc
allons, who heard tho st? ry, tn some
vay carno poesossed of tho chart and
hat tiley sought to unearth the treas
"Modern society Is as corrupt as
10II." These wera :hc words of Bishop
tow man, the veuerable member of the
ivangolloal Association, who arose Uki
patriarch at the mentir.', of the. Ohio
.inference In Columbus, Onlo, Wed
csdaj, In the midst of a heated dls
usslon of tho temperan'.;^, question
nd thc hold that tho saloon and Oox
lemont has on tho Republican parti
f tho State. "Mod rn society !sa-i cor
upt as boll.' Yes, 1 said i>; 1 will say
i again." declared Ibo Bishop after
ward. "1 mean by that card playing,
eer drinking, gambling, dancing
orso racing. Those- things aro the
cachings of tho devil, aid what else,
lien, than tho corruption of boll. 1
on't moan exaotly Mint all classes of
icloty arc corrupt, but what is popu
larly tormed as sodomy whore thc
-calthy and tho moderately wealthy
illow the glare of amusements and
pend their time In riotous living when
ot engaged in making money to dis
liol IO (ili'lii to (io.
A dispatch from Aliento?/''. Pa.,
lys deciding to spend $20.0 OOO in hi
balling glrltss telephone plants h?re
nd In ID/.loton, ti'O management Of
He Oodsolldated Telephone company
eprived moro than 100 tolo phone
Iris of their Jobs. They will bo out.
s soon as tiio new plants aro ready,
>econibor I, Tux 00 girls gob so
ross about lt that many left instant
f and thcsorvlce is greatly Imparcd.
'he directors of tho syndicate say
ney aro sorry for the girls, hut they
Uoulate on running caen girllossex
iso go At a saving of $20 OOO a year,
f tho trial plants aro as successful
? it is believed they will bo, thc
Irless system will bo Installod in tho
itiro Consolidated territory, which
loludos Scranton, Wtb.osbarro and
ic ten other largost cities of Penn
y vania east of the Susquohaima riv
:. Moro than 100 girls aro omployod
1 the oxohanges.
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POISON IN OUR FOOD.
Kills Dogs, lUhhlta and Other Ani
main in Exp art Toat.
To demonstrate tho effect of im
pure foods on the human system,
Professor Eugene Girard, ono of the
chief chemists of tho International
Stewards Association, which ls in
session at tho Hotel Rudoir, Atlantlo
Glty, startled the delegates and a
large number of tho outsiders by
showing the effeots of a remarkable
experiment ho lins been making
on animals fed with Impurities found
in focd sold throughout the country.
Prof Girard had on hand a codec
Mon of rabbits, guiuea pigs and doga.
Professor Girard extracted tho color
lng matter used in breadB'ulIs snd
fed a healthy New FoUnd'and dog
from day to day on this substance,
rn*xing lt with lils food. To day the
dog is thin and emaciated and it will
have to ba killed on Thursday.
Donor coloring matter that Pro
fessor Girard fed to guinea pigs and
rabbits killed tho animals in a short
time. Tne tissues and every organ
was fi und to ho poisioned and dis
Profesor Girard stated that the
adulterations lu the foods sold to-day
are having tho same Ufjot on thous
auds of persons.
There ls a big exhibit of pure and
and impute foods iu the grotto of the
Hotel Rudolf, and Professor Girard
explains tho methods used In analy
zing the various produc?s. Tho Stew
ards' Association has become so
strong that many corporations dealing
in food stuff i make no attompt to
place their goods on the market un
less they aro fl.-st subjected to an
anaylsls bylts chemists.
BOUND AND TORIURBD,
Wealthy Dlinois Fat mora Badly
Treated hy Three Ilandlta.
A dispatch to tho Ohioago Racord
Hera'd from Elgin, 111., says:
Bound, gaged and torlur?d by Ure
by three bandits who sought to make
them roveal the hiding place of atrea
sure they thought concealed In the
house, Andrew and John Fohren, old
and wealthy farmors living near Spring
L'.ke, twelvo miles north of there, are
lu a serious condition and lt ls feared
that the shock and injuries may prove
fatal to Andrew, the older of the two
Andrew, after the robbers had
searched the houie and taken SMO,
managed to free himself from the
thongs which bound him and started
across the fields to secure help. The
soles of his feet were blistered, how
ever, and before he liad gone far he
f linted and fell into a ditch, where he
iay until after daylight. Finally he
revived and made his way to a cheese
factory, where he gave the alarm, but
the bandits had gained a start of sev
eral hairs and could not bc found.
Tlic bandits appeared Tuesday night
and when refuced admittance battered
in the door and overpowered thc old
men after a brief struggle. Thoy
?3arched tho house, and Anding only
??ti?, concluded that a larger sum was
concealed somewhere. They beat and
choked their victims and finally ap
piled lighted papers to the solo of their
f??t to masc them tell where the sup
posed treasure was hidden.
After half an hour of excruciating
torture John Fohren fainted from pain
and tho robbers left. John was unoon
scions when assistance arrived, but re
vived and ls In a less serious condition
biran lils elder brother.
Divides lita Foo.
W. J. Bryan lias divided all of the
fee allowed him for ser7icesas execu
tor of the will i f Pidi? S Bonnott,
according to a letter by him to a
friend at Halliford among Interests
not poisonal. He was allowed $2,500
Out of which ho had expended about
isuo to meet tho Inheritance tax,
+.Si)0 for a bust of Mr. Bennett tobe
placed in the Salem, 111., Public Ll
brary and about $-100 will bo sent to
lt?v. Alex\nder E, Irviuo for tho edu
cation Of his two sons. Tho remaind
er went for lawyers' fees. Mr. Irvlno
rouluottd thc funeral services of Mr.
Bennett and was his friend in lifo.
Munt he Numbered.
The post?nico dcpartmotit has ls
sued an ordor willoh will go into of
.'oct on Soptembor 30th requiring all
rural houses to bo numbered thc
samo as tho homos In thc olty. The
orders stato that all of tho boxes must
hear tho number instead or tire names
of occupants of tho housos to hotter
facilitate thc rural delivery work.
Tiie carriers have a certain roubo to
go every day, and ho goes tho samo
way dally, and tho order states that
lie will have t.o number tho first' box
[ on his route "No. 1," and so on to
tho end of lils routo.
writing, Eu ?lieh branches, "Full
' course of either Business or Shert
i about 20 days. Can\supply de
rose for tbe State.
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