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? LIVE DEBATE.
Senator Tillman and Col. Tows!!
Hsve a Hot Time.
CHAKGES ABE FALSE
Says Towlll, and He Demands a Full la
vestigatlou of Ills Acts by the Leg
islative Committee. Senator
Tillman Says ?he Brice
Bill ls Unfair.
According to tho reports io the dai
ly papera tho mast exoltlng political
meeting held in South Carolina for
th? past twelve or fourteen years was
held at Batesburg on last Saturday.
The meeting was oalled to order by
Dr. W. II. Tlmmorman, who iutro
duccd as the first speaker Hon. 0. H.
Efird, of Lexington. Mr. Ethel made
a good spocoh in favor of tho dispen
sary. Dr. Tlmmermau then prraouted
Senator Tillman, who waa received
.'1 made up my mind beforo speak
ing at Marlon that these speeches are
useless," said the senator in opening
his remarks, "but it will bo different
next summer." lie said he was hero
today on the invitation o? tho mayor
and (50 or 70 other citizens to discuss
tho liquor question. The invitation
also stated mat McL%urlu had been
invited. Ile noticed that the invita
tion oontatuod one name which was
underscored; lt was that of John Bell
Towill, whom all present knew, It
seemed to him then, said ho, that this
was a challenge to come to his home
and Kay what he had ?aid ohio where.
"It appeared also that lu tho invita
tion to address you to a man with
whom 1 had had an unpleasantness
there was au implied challenge that 1
would not bo here and would be ac
oused of being afraid to meet him."
"I never say anything that 1 would
not bay to a man's teeth, lb ls a citi
zen's right to ask anybody to speak.
I have no reason to feel but that all
have respect and good feoUug for me,
but I object to being placed on the
samo plano with a mau who has be
trayed his trust as a Democrat, a man
who In Washington is no longer re
garded aa a Democrat. I grew a lit
tle small and Indignant." He said ho
had obeyed order? as a public servant
ano had maintained tho trust im
posed in him ar d resented the Implica
tion by which he had been placed on a
level with a mau who Dad betrayed
his trust. He had Raid to h's teeth
what ho thought about his (McLaur
"This ls a Democratic question we
aro to settle," hu said with some
warmth, declaring that ho would uot
debate tho dispensary with Republi
cans. I am a Dt mcorat abd lt is a
part of my business as national com
mitteeman to keep tim paity in line
in South Carolina. 1 resented the in
vitation because MeLaurlu ls not my
equal. He ls not my equal as a Demo
crat, whatever else he may be. (Ap
plause.) Hero the Senator took up
the dispensary. Ho said but for the
good women the men would have lost
tho seed ojrn of genuine religion.
Dcn't believe in voting out the dis
pensar y, said he, that you will get rid
He then made a jocular reference
aa to what Mr. Elird hud .said about
being a straddler, declaring that he
had never berni on thc fenco In poli
tics. The only feuecs he had ever
been on were these in crossing fields
when be wat* a boy. He halo ho would
rather fall oil ano break bis ne?k than
to straddle any proposition. The. (li
llee of United .Stales senator, said ho,
returns to thc people when his tr rm
expires and tney could Hun do as they
"A man cn thc fence in 1892 Iud
tho dogs after bim on Loth sides," he
remarket. A majority of the people
had never asked for prohibition, Poo
pie and newspapers had lied about lt
In 185)2 40,000 people han voled for
prohibition and 48,000 voted against
it or Old not volo at nil. Ho argued
with Childs anet Nettles to accept the
dispensary bill, which was passed, if
any responsibility was needed for this
he would take it.
"Well, close it up," said a volco In
"I don t know what part you had
to do with lt, but 1 was down yonder
In Charge," Ile said he was charged
with making tho dispensary a politi
cal machine, during his second term as
governor but he needed no political
machine, aa he was then going out of
ellice. Ile had received a grouter ma
jority for governor than any other
man except Hampton.
"boys, we'll sec'em next year; and
we'll settle this question," snouted
tho Senator. Ho knows whore biri
dependence ls-upon the p'.aln, com
mon people. "Political machlm 1 the
Democratic primary ls tho only mn
chine 1 need," said he. Ho said that
only one* third of the Demooratlo vote
had been polled In the live counties
which had voted out the dispensary.
Taking up the matter of politl?n:.,
he said anybody could sign a petition,
even a free "nigger," but an y bod j
couldn't vole. The question will be
settled next summer when all white
men will bc able to vote. Thoy have
tried six times to kill tho dispensary
and had failed.
"Ono of thc best men in South
Carolina wiro has o fie rod for olllc3, a
good Confederate soldier, would have
been elected six years ago but for the
fact that he was on the prohibition
ticket. That man was Col. James A.
nu .->um uno opponents o? inc ???:;
pensary had been preparing for this
tight for 12 months while Its friends
wero picking cotton and let lt go.
"So help me God 1 will soe these fel
lows on every stump In South Carolina
next summer," lie cried.
This Investigating committoc has
been going about tho State routing
up a few thieves and Lyon and 0
tensen made Into demigods. "Did
they try to get the board of direc
tors?" he asked. "Tney have failed
to call them but may do so later.
What have they tried to lind out
about tho Richland Distilling Com
pany, which has boen s< liing elcrbt
year old liquor made only six months
agb? They have been loi king for min
nows, allowing the big tish to swim
about and eaeapo. Tho legislature has
left the conduct of thc dispensary In
tin hands of turee men wiiodo aa tney
l\o oalled thc editors who have been
orlticlslng dispensary two-by-four and
three-for-a?quarter editors. Ho had
said to the governor to romovo the
State board becauso they have tram
?iled the law under foot and ignored
uuuiv pointa In the law. They don't
buy under tho comp?titive system any
longer. It was not his business but
Tho board says In Its advertise
ments that no bid (or X liquor fer
less than 91 60 will be reoetvud.
rpowlU "Senator Tillman, that Ss
false; you know that ls not BO."
Tillman-"You get tho advertise
mont then and pove lt."
Towlll-"God knows what you di
whoo you wont to Olnolnnatll"
Tlllmau-"1 didn't go to Olnoin
natl, besides I.had only 126,000 to buy
liquor for the whole Stato; I had to
buy liquor on oredlt beeuso I didn't
have the money to pay for lt."
"What about tho request books,
Mr. Towlllf"-the reply was lost lu
the noise willoh followed.
Senator Tillman thou said ho had
met Mr. TDWJII on tho train shortly
after his eleotiou on tho board and
had congratulated him, telling hire
that if he would get in tho middle ol
tho road he would bo all right, ant
Towlll said that was what hs intone!
ed to do, huh that ho had played tin
devil doing it.
Mr. Towtl' arose and said somcth
lng whloh was not hoard by tho our
respondent, to whloh Tillman roplied
"I haven't charged >ou with steal
"I am not hero for any mau, bu
for a great lsauo which concerns ever,
home lu South Carolina. Tba bar
have b.:cn lot down one by oua un tl
the cows have got In and ruined th
wbolo business," said Tillman.
lief erring to the famous labels, th
Senator saki they contained tho name
of tho board and next January if on
of thc directors failed to ho rceleotc
the lab?l* would be worthless.
Mr. Towlll interrupted the spoakc
and bald: "You reonll In thab sam
conversation wo had on tho trahi
you asked why we didn't cut out tho?
cheap case goods, that they wer
hurting thc dispensary?"
Tillman-"Well, why didn't you cl
Towlll-"You have marlo stat?
ments about thoso labels and I war
to explain myself. I staled what yo
had said to thc board and asked thei
to out out cheap case goodi and ri
moro was bought after that. 'Ol
Crow,' 'Old JOG,' 'Bully Boys' an
such brands were discarded. Whc
those labels were bought lt was est
mated that they wculd laat about 1
Tillman--"Why did you buy 8f>0P
OOO moro than thc law alio wed? Wi:
didn't you shut 'em up (ire; nh
the heard) because they coule1... t mal
you do your duty."
Continuing, Tillman said that if ?
the people who drink vote for him L
would never want for clllao.
At this juncture Kev. 1). M. Pa<
gett, the aged minister, wit.ii lui
widte board and weak of voice, inte;
rupt.cd the speaker, asking him to h
upon the preachers, to which Tlllmn
rt plied, "Then let up on me." A shai
The remainder of Tillman's spore
wr.a along lu ei whloh have heretofo:
A*, tho conclusion of Senator Til
man's speech Mr. Kllrd arose and in
Tow conciliatory remarks declared th;
he believed Mr. To will's aot loris hi
been straight and entirely honest ar
requested the audior.ee to remal
seated and gtvo Mr. Towlll a bealle
after which he urged them to go hen
and prepare fer the light.
Mit. TOWinn's URMAItKS.
Stepping upon the platfoim, labo
lng under much r /.-. fro nent, Mr. Toi
ill doola red tba ': i ad ro person
feeling against r Tillman; w
sorry t;-at he h"?0 Si bis head ai
would not do lt ag.vin. Wi bellovi
Tillman had tho Interest of tho di
pensary and South Carolina at he.\r
IT is people know him Mid ho w?:s sa
Isfled io abide their verdict. Tillman
statements had brought odium upi
him and the board, t?o wanted t*
Investigating OJ m mit tee to bring tl
heard before it rvd make a thorouj
luvestiga'di n. When tho present boa
wen? lr bo ; ni se there was $250,ooo o
'!.<.? k uhaiid and tho dispensary ow?
$500,000, The board hart not boug!
liquor In ni- nths by reis n ot t
enormous purchases of the old boar
Mr. B.iykln and birr, elf had thou,.'
serlou( f resigning but Mr. Tali
bigged him in Cod's n,.mo not to
Tillman-"It would have bern b<
ter fer your reputation."
It:, urning Mr. Towlll said ho h
never asked a member of Ihr. legis
lure to vote for him and bud notspe
a dollar to ho elected. Members h
asked him If be didn't Inte?.el to i
Holt votes and he had told them i
"With $260,000 old stock on hand
had to make some nev/ purchases
keep up with the trade," he said.
Tillman - "If the old board unloi
eel a hot poker on your hands mt
thom explain lt."
Mr. To-*dll sale! ho was ready a
tho hoard was roady to go beforo I
Investigating oominltteo but thoy I
no? been asked.
"1 hold dear my good name," s
Mr. Towlll, "and I wendel rather
esteemed by Batosburg people than
liava any ollloe In the glib of the p
plc. I have not been debauched nel
er have i been brlbod. I am not <
elollar richer and the people of Bat
burg know il."
Dr. Thorner man then announced I
Kx- Senator McLaurln had been
vited to speak also but he had elolln
in his speech Senator Tillman bltt
Iv assailed the newspapers, nam
The News and Courier but Tho St
in particular, for their attacks iq
him, "That hell hound In Colum*
who ls editor of The State, has t
enough Hes on me to build a rallie
uf orosstles to hell," deolareel Till?
In one of his heated moments. T
man pale! his respects to Korti:or S
ator John L. McLaurln, saying tl
nu i^viifiuorou iu ikii ? MI,H uu oo mv
tee! to speak with him.
The Senator stated that ho would
a candidate next year for ti.e Uah
States Sor.ate, and ho would thou e
cuss tho dispensary question fr
every stump In the Stato. Ile a
stated that ho waa roany r.n?1 ea^or
go before the dispensary Investigat
com rn I ttl 0 as v. it ness. Ho had t
two of that committee personally (
had written tho chairman of tho cc
mitt.ee his willingness to appear bef
thom lu tho capacity of a witness.
At the close of Senator Tl tl uni
speech tho Hon C. M. Kllrel arosoj
paid a high tribute to the honen
Oharaobor and Integrity of John I
Towlll, anei by that means endeav
ed en pour oil on tho troubled wat?
John itali Towlll declared most <
phatlcally that ho had never take
rebate anei as to lils charactor ho wo
leavo that to tho p :oplo who ki
him. Ho was willing to undergo
mont searohlng investigation.
In a prlvato convcriatii n Til?n
raid this was tho warmest mooting
:.?d been in since 1892. Ho also ?
be believed John lied Tow J ll to be an
honorable gentleman, and be did net
in his remarks intend to cast any ie
flection on his character.
?OOtL?* to Oud ?udifena Fatuity lu A j
The death of Samuel Hora, who
was accidentally killed last week while
hauling logs near Rochester, Fulton
county, Indiana, ls the thirteenth
.traolo death In one family. Four
members wore murdored, three com
mitted sulolde; three dt?d In Insane
asylums and throe died by accident.
Thin series of tragedies, which has
occurred within the memory of many
persons who have lived near tho fami
ly, bas awakened a feeling that a
strange fatality attends in some way
to tho placo aud tho house ls uow un
ocoupiod because of the fear that it
Tho first of the family wcro Abra
ham Crlpo and his wife, Industrious
people, and grandparents of Samuel
Hom, who ban Just mot death. Mrs.
Crlpo becamedisoontented and wished
to return to Germany. After repeat
ed refusals by hor husband she be
came deranged, sob Ure to the barn
and died tn the building.
Two weeks after Mrs. Crlpo's death
Mr. Crlpo's sister fell dead willie
raking leaves lu thc yard, lo an In
vestigation that followed lt was shown
, that Mrs. Gripe the day before ber
suicide, bad struck her sister-in-law
on the head with a whetstone, and lt
was from tulu blow that she died.
In a few months Lucan Gripe show
ed signs of irsarby, and soon after -
ward was found dead in ibo woods,
whore he had boen struck by a falling
limb. ISlias Gripe, a brother of Lucan
upon receiving a large amount cf
money for btu part of the estate, was
found murdered In his barn one morn
ing. Tho Identity of his a.?! allant
v>2 -s not discovered.
Within two years Georgo Crlpo wan
killer! by a tree falling on him, and
soon afterward Jay and Clarie, suns of
' ot Ellas, were, taken to an Insano asy
lum, where both flit d in a short time
The series of tragedies culminated lo
1 December last in a triple murder and
suicide. Wilson Burns, who had
married a daughter of Abraham Gripe
killed his wlfo with a shot gun and
then murdered Joseph Gripe an i Mar
garet Branham, an aunt. Ho then
turned the gnu on himself and killed
himself. Samuel Horn wus the last
of tho family, save two.
A BIO SYNDICATE,
President Jordan and Hecrotary
< ii' -\< ti;.m Now in Now York.
Harvio Jordan, and Richard Cheat
ham, n6crer.ary of tho Southern Cotton
Association, arrived In New York on
Saturday and have since that tim:
been in close consultation wir b the ca
pitalista who are interested in tho 1,
000,000 bsdn purchasing syndloate pro?
j ot. John Martin, agent of the Faim
ers' Union, is also in New York, and
ls Interested In tho same matter.
Although the plan was not formally
presented at tho Asheville meeting,
Mr. Jordau has b:en in constant com
munication with thoso Interested since
that time. Ho would have been in New
York before had lt not been that his
many dutlos detained him in the
Tho project seems to meet with tho
heany approval of all thoie who are
Interested In a higher price to tho ent
r?n producers for bis ?tapio, and lt ls
*iald that the Nov York capitalists
who are interested in tao maUor have
their money ready and aro willing to
at once put up 81,000,000 if it is de
sired to bind themselves to carry out
their part- of the project.
Mr. Jordan ls very confident that
the farmer: will hold for ll cents any
way, bub thinks that this purchase
syndicate would insure an 11-cont
minimum pi Ice,
Tho plan, as Ins boen explained be
fore, is an agreement between a syn
dicate aud tho Southern Cotton Asso
ciation and the Far mer J' Union, by
which Ibo syndicate a?.;rf.os to buy 1,
000,000 bales of cition at minimum
prleeof ll ce??s a peu.ul. Tho associa
tion will obtain tho cotton from it,
members, caoh mao soiling only a part
of bis crop lo the syndloate, and hold
ing thc rest for the minimum price.
Toe project, which is a most ol*bo
rate one in its details, and which
would make tho syndicate tho biggest
und most powerful spot cotton faetor
In tho world, has been submited to
some of toe leading financiers ann*
? ankers of New York and approved
by thom. It ls expected that an im
portant announcement will bc made
In the matter In ?. few days.
l 'on ?lu io ** Uar,
John 10. Ryan, of Chicago, a 1'ae-ilk
express messenger on passenger train
No. 13, ui.d Edward Greene, also ol
Chicago, a former express messenger,
fought) with pistols in Ry.tn's car
Thursday. Both vere seriously
wounded and may dlo. Condictio^
r.torles aro told by tho Cimbatauts,
1 Greene says that he got on tho tx
press oar, Intending to go to Bites
Held, to visit relatives. Ho was an
old friend to Ryan, Greene claims,
permitted him to rido. Greene nays
ho assisted Ryan with the express
matter and that they began drinking.
Jokes led to a quarrel ami Greene says
he and Ryan drew pistols at the san o
time. Ryan's story ls that hi; did not
NCO Greene In the ear until the train
roached (Jerro Gordo. Believing that
Greene jumped In for tuc purpose of
robbery, Ryan tired at him. Acoord
lpg to Ryan thev clinched and both of
thom with revolvers drawn, rolled
about on the car Hoor. Filially sepa
rating each sought shelter in the ear
and waited for the other to expos
hloisoif. Just os tho train was near
Decatur, Ryan rays, ho and Greene
Oreel and both wont down, hut wore
on t heir feet In a short time and thc
duel continued until the train reached
tho outskirts of Decatur, lil., when
Greene opened a door and Jumped from
tho cir. Greene was unable to run
and was found an hour later by the
A Gooriwa Murder.
Mr. David ll. Murray, a well known
oltl?on of Wari county, Ga , was as
sassinated about 7 o'ohek Wednesday
evening at his home at Millwood, In
this county. Murray was shot In tho
back of tho head with a double bar
relled shotgun which nearly tore the
head from the body. Tho assassin
tired at Murray while he was sea'.od
at his table eatlr.g nipper, through a
bolo In the door, and made his escape.
Murray was about .'18 years old and
lewes a wife and mm childi Ile was
under bond In commotion with the
mordor of a young roan named Huraco
Roberts, itt this own ty, some two
years ago. A true lilli was found
against Murray oharglng him with
an accessory to tho murder of young
TO PROTECT THE BIRDS.
Hunorintomlant of Htluoatlon Mar.
tin lOtiftftgcd In a Good Oauao.
Superintendent of Elucatian Mar
tin, as nc 01 o my of tho South Caro
llnfi branch of tiie Auduoo? society,
yesterday Bent out about'4,000 leaf
lets to tho merobors of the education
al department of that soolety. Those
leaflets are printed hy the National
Audubon Booicty at Its headquarters,
but many of them are written aud
edited by Southern writers.
Mr. T. Gilbert Pearson, who was
one of the instructors at the State
summer sohool, atid who is seoretary
of th* National Audubon society,
wrote quite a number of thom. Prof.
Pearson lias been a student of South
ern birds for a great many years, and
the information prepared by him, as
well as by other writers, till certain
bo of interest to th? teachers and
otudents. EACII leaflet oonUlnB a
ploturo of somo well known bird, and
also a desorlptlon of it, giving ita bab
ils, its food and its value to the farms
In tho list sont out yesterday wore
leaflots on tho robin, tho blue lird,
tho meadow lark, tho dicker or yel
luw hammer, the sparrow hawk, the
owl and m an g of tho most common
and most useful birds. These leaflets
were sent to tho teachers who joined
ti e society during the stato Bummer
school at Clemson college. Other
leaflets will bo prepared and Bout to
thom from 1.1 mo to time. Tho plan
ls, for tho teachers to get tho chil
dren Interested lu tho preservation
and Btudy of birds. The teachers
pay a r-uuUl membership fee, which
oovers tho pos'?KO on the bulletin?,
and these bulletins are put In the
school library and furnished to the
children, and thus tho wholo schcol
mcy get information contained in
each one. Miss Minnie Maofeat, of
Wlnthiop C diego, ls c ialrman of the
committee on membership. This
membership ls not confined to teach
ers. Any ono else who joins the so
ciety will receive tho bulletins as
they are sent cut from timo to timo.
A now bulletin is prepared every
lt IH thought that a careful Btudy
of tlie birds of thc state will lead to a
botter pr'-serv^tlon and protection of
thom. The legislature, at its Ift&t
session, passed an act. which is gener
ally known as the. liudubou oct, for
the protection of birds. This samo
law has been enacted In thirty-two
ot her states. Thoot joct (f thc Au
dubon society ii to promote this pro
tccticr, and preservation by intelli
Hint study. They think that this
study in t hc schools will lead to more
goneial study and observation In the
holmes, on the farma and elsewhere.
A p rm-u-ent organization of the Au
duhi n society was effected at Clemson
and the educational department ls
only a branch of lt.
AH ERA OF CHIME.
Tim*;*) and Highwaymen tinny in
AU Farta or tho Stato.
The Spartanburg Journal says
South Carolina seems to bo infested
with a gang of bold and daring foot
pads and highwatf.r^* ^i'*'' - ~~cenfc
operations In Sp?rtanou'?'' d''"?i?ra
bia compare with tho c..H ,s cut by
thc notorious outlaws tha? infested
tho West, Just after thai Bottlers
orossed ibo Mississippi rlyer.
The work of tho tin gs at thc Soar
teuburg Junction last Friday night
when they attacked Engineer Will
Carlee and his fireman, Vamio Hart,
both of whom w^re knocked in tho
ho:id, for boldnois and daring is un
paralleled lu history of Spartanbmg.
On the same night another caper of
wild and wooly wist proceedings was
Indulged In, accoidlng to reports,
when a man armed with a braco of
pistols boarded a through freight
fro n ??partanburg to Asheville and at
the point of the. pistols forced Engi
neer H' hiB to run his train at a rook
ies rate of speed to Melrose, N.e.,
endangering liveso' the crew and crew
of other trains.
On Saturday night high way men in
Columbia, on one of the principal resi
dent streets held up Judge Earnest
G .?ry at, tho point of a piston and rob
bcd h'm ot a SHOO gold watch and $28
in cash, lt was a nervy piece of work
on the part of tho night vultu-o. Io
other patts o?' the state bolo aud dar
ing work har. boen practl^od by thugs.
[lore in Spartan burg several month
ano, lt will be remembered, that a
business mun was km eked clown and
rot bcd while On his way home from
his pl voe of business. On another cc
easton burglars entered a green gro
cery establishment, rolled the Iron
sit iii out of the Dank door and after
.smithing lt to Hinders with a cold
Chisel and sledge hammer made nfl
with the cash.
Tho oltles of South Carolina arc
teeming with vagrants and In many
of the towns a vigorous effort ls be
ing made t;> chase the Idlers and loafer
ont of town or put them on the reek
rho Mother arid Daughter Assaulted
ft. fore Boin? Hntoliorod.
Mrs. A. J. Conditt and four child
ren, a daughter of Kl ind throe boys
aged from ti to 10 years, wore murder
ed lu cold blood at their homo near
lidos, Tex., Thursday, The mother
and daughter were assaulted and their
bodies brutally dlflflj urcd.
A baby about two years old was tho
only ono lotL alive Ali of them seemed
to have been killed with f.ome blunt
Instrument, their heads were crushed
and their throats cut with a knife or
razor, Thc girl and mother wore killed
lu tho house, the boys wero killed
about mo yards away.
Mr. Conditt was away working In
tho rice Heids. A nogro boy about 12
years old was plowing In a Hold near
tho house at the time of the killing
and heard the children screaming; he
saw a man running after a woman,
who was running around Mic house,
fleing afraid to go to tho hOU9?J he ran
to a neighbor'.s and told what lie had
The person informed ran to the place
and found the ll vu mombers of the
family killed. ONI.:ors were informed
at once and tho entire county ls out tn
posses in search of tho murderer, it
is supposed thero were two of thom.
Dogs have been sent for.
The dead body of Mrs. Nelllo Wost
! ,ong was found Thursday in a room
at tho burlington Hotol In St. Lout?.
Hbo had committed suicide with mor
phine. "Hort" Grimm, her liancec,
who was with her, ls under arrest
charged with having entered Into a
BUloido compact with the woman, fail
ing to keep his agroemont.
RUB AL MAIL DELIVERY.
Wonderful Growth ol tho System 'a '
a Few Yours.
Some figures recently given out as i
to tho cost of rural mail delivery bring
out in striking fashion tho growth of
this Important branch of our postal
service "The net loss of tho system
up to Juno 30 of this year ls estimated
at nine millions of dollars," says one
exchange. "This seems rather a high
price to pay, but tho Congressmen
from tho rural districts eau bo de
pended upon to light any proposition
to disoontlnuo freo delivory."
And well may "tho Congressmen
from tho rural districts" tight any
proposition to discontinue tho service.
lb ls the gre&tost boon our fannes
have over had from tho National
Government-and th6 rural half of
our population certainly deservess. ma
consideration. But lt ls not real
ly in tho interest of farmers alone.
By the promotion of intelligence aud
quicker communication between all
sections, evory class of people is beno
We have no doubt in the world but
th it thc real prestige and power of
America is far moro strength? ned and
better safeguarded by the *9,OOO,OOO
spent for rural mail delivery than it
would bi by tw'.o J that sum spent for
battleships and fornications. Tho
interests of tho entire country dd?
maud the extension of tho rural mall
service, and it should bo extended,
even if lt docs involve tho painful and
unusual preposition that tho farmer
himself is to get hack some of the
heavy tariff and revenue taxes ho is
called upon to pay.
To the above, from thc Progressive
Farmer and Uotton Plant, we say
most, heartily amen. It would be bet
ter for the country aol thc whole
world if some of the millions now
tapent on the navy and army was spent
on building up good roads and re
claiming tho wasto lands. Every dol
lar spent on the rural mall delivery ls(
money well invested. Instead of cur
tailing the system lt should be ex
tradai until every farm In the United
Statis Is reached. Roduca the ex
penses of tho army aud i,avv, but let
the rural mail delivery alone.
A Y ISAR 03? BIG ?R0P3.
liOt U? Ho Than kl ul to God ror His
But not only ls thin a season when
the heart is made glad by th? beauti
ful lu Nature, but again too, wc share
the Joy of the Psalmist as he looked
out on some Soptember scene in old
Palestine centuries and centuries ago:
"The pastures are clothed with Hooks,
and tho valleys are covered with c ?rn.
Thou crownest the year with thy
goodness, and thy paths drop fatness."
For Indeed this ls a year of plenty.
All the great staple crops have yield
ed h intcously, except cotton-and
the prioe for that ls tco good for there
to bc much discontent as to the short
age. Our American corn crop this year,
lt is ta.ld, will be 2 717,000,000 bushels.
The wheat crop 1? estimated at 704,
000,000 bushels; oats 930,000,000 bush
els; rye 30,000,000 bushels; p?tateos
283.000,000 bush dv; barley 135,000,
000 bushels. "Of these orops," says
the Charlotte Chronicle, in comment
ing on the estimates, "lt ls said that
lt is tho largest production of corn
evor known." And lt continues:
"The highest previous corn yield
wan 2,523 000,000 bushels. Only in
1901, when it was 718,000,000 bushe-s.
did the. wheat cn p go above the 1906
y leid. Oats never beat this year's tig
urea except In li)o2, when the output
was 088,000,000 bushels. In 10J1 and
1002 rye went a little above the year's
level. In 1004 barley beat the 1005
output by about 4,000,000 bushiK
Potatoes have BI v.?ral times sored
higher totals than they did this year,
but averages of the cereal crops for
1005 are much above that of au pio
vieus year. And whll : o .tion may bc
short, the pr o .a tiro farmers got will
average as good as that of tho previous
year. Taking all things into consider
ation, it is rea-mable to say that the
present year ls a year of plenty, and
let it go at that."
Brok? Hp Min Kum ml.
At Patterson, N. .1 , all arrange
ments had been made for thc funeral
of Frank Hennessey, a son of Mm.
Mary Lyons, cf 08 Marshall street,
this city. Insurance papers had been
signed, mourners had gathered, and
everything was in readiness for the
rites, when Hennessey turned up, ac
companied by his two brothers,
thoroughly alive. Ile pleaded Ignor
ance of a telegram which his mother
had received from Saratoga last Wed
nesday and whie i read: "Your son
Frank has died here Wednesday. Send
for the body." Ho said he did not
know who sent thc telegram. On re
ceipt of the tclegiam the two brothers
of the supposed dead man went to
Siratoga to got the body. They found
Hennessey sifting on thc veranda of a
hotel. He had been there since the
racing season. Undertaker Nichols
had been on gaged to receive the body
at the railroad station and the house
was in mourning. When the young
man appeared In the llosh the trap
pings of won were removed and the
relatives and friends united In celebra
ting his return.
A special from Darlington to the
State says: The Darlington grand jury
mado tho foll >wlng presentment:
"We, the grand jury, present Pcgram
Dargan for abiding and abetting Rob
ert Keith Dargan In taking his own
life, by procuring and giving to his
brother, lt )hnrt Keith Dargan, carbol
ic neal and othen drugs, with whloh
he tock his lifo on tho ll th day of
July, I9C6, in Darlington, S. C. We
offer as witnesses, J. N. Clanton, O.
B. Kiwanis, J, H. Floyd and J. K.
Doyle." lt. K Dargan was president
of the Independent Cotton O 1 Comp
any, and of the Darlington Trust Co.,
institutions whloh have recently fail
ed. Dargan committed suloh'.o In July
by taking poison.
Frederick C. Pope, for nearly a score
of years a lotter carrier In Utloa, N.
Y.. who was arrested last, week, charg
ed with robbing malls, committed sui
cide on a?treot corner Thursday morn
ing hy taking carbolic add. Ills body
was found dlreotly under a pollca box
whore a patrolman could not fall to
find him. Ito left a lettor addressed
to thc coroner stating that whlskoy
had been tho cause of lils downfall.
1 Tn HUH is but one editor in the Ohio
I penitentiary, and ho was sent up un
der mitigating circumstances. Ile shot
j delinquent subscriber,
ll Short i< ct uro to Girls From
I/Rillen Homo Journal. .
A father, talking to bia careless
daughter, said: "I want to speak to ]
you about your motber, It n_ay be
that you have noticed a careworn
look upo*i her face lately. O' oourse
it has not been brought there by any
aot of yours, still it ls your duty to
chase it away. I want you to got up
to-morrow morning and g<t breakfast;
and when your mother comes in and
begins to express her surprise, go
right up to her and kiss her on the
mouth, and you oan.t imiglno how lt
will brighten her dear face.
"Besides, you owe her a kiss or two.
Away back, when you were a little
girl, she klsBcd ycu when no one else
was tempted by your feyei tainted
breath and swollen face. You were
not as attractive thou as you are
now. And though thoso years of
childish sunshine and shadows she
was always ready to cure by the mag
lo touch of a mother's kiss, the little
dirty, ohubby hands whenever they
were Injured in thotio skirmishes with
tho rough old world. And then the
raid-night kisses with which she
routed so many bad dreams as she
leaned above your pillow, havo all
beon on Interest these long long years,
' Or course, she 1? nob so pretty
and klssable as you are; but If you
had done your share ol tho work dur
ing the past ten years, tho contrast
would not bo so marked. Her face
has more wriukloa than yours, and
yet If you wore sink that face would
appear more beautiful than an angels
as lt hovered to minister to your com
fort, and every one of those wrinkles
would seem to bc bright wavelet? of
sunshine cbssing each other over the
dear old face.
"She will leave you one of these
days. These burdens, If not lifted
from her shoulders, will break her
down. Thoso rough, hard hands,
that have done so many necessary
things for you, will bc crossed upon
her lifeless breast. Tiieso neglected
Hps, that gave you your first baby
kiss, will be forever closed, and thoBo
sad, tired eyes will have opened in
eternity,.and then you will appreciate
your mother: but lt will he too late!"
Ilmtal Mu? dee Mystery.
London has another murder mys
tery. In the present case tho victim
ls a young woman, Mary Money,
whoso body was horribly mutilated.
A lons veli was tightly wedged in her
moutii aud the police arc confident
the woman was murdered in a com
partment of a train on which she was
traveling and her body thrown from
the oar. The fact that none of the
doors of the train en arrival at Ked
Hill, were cpon ls considered to prove
conclusively, that it was not a case of
suicida, Miss Money left home Sun
day evening Raying she we uld not be
gone lom?. Thc affair thereafter ls a
complete mystery. No ticket wa
found on the body and no one has been
able to explain under what circum
stances the y oung woman entered the
train or where she was going. If abo
was murdered, as is supposed to he
the case, the murderer disappeared
without leaving any trace. Thc cars
furnish no clue to the crime which
could not have occured anywhere bui,
In a railroad oar divided into Isolated
compartments such as ls ired on Brit
To HntlBly HIB Wife.
"John," exclaimed tho nervous wo
man according to au exchange, "there's
a burglar In tho house. I'm sure ol
John rubbed his eyes and protested
mildly that lt was immagination.
"No it isn't. I heard a mau down
So John took a b< x of ma'ches and
went down. To his surprise I ls wife's
suspicions wore correct. Sr ting that
he was unarmed, the burglar c -verse,
lum with a rovolver and bo. ame quite
"Isn't lt rather late to be out of
bed?" he romarked.
"A-er-a-little bit," replied
"You're too late, anyhow, became
I've dropped t very thing out of the
window, and my pals havo carried them
"O, that's all right. I'd Uko to ask
one favor of you, though."
"What is ll??
"Stay here until my wife can come
down at.d see ycu. Sh has been look
ing for you every night for the last
twelve years, and I don't want her to
be disappointed any longer."
A dispatch from P?ris says the re
port of the late Oount de Brazzi upon
his investigation of charge* against
officials of the Kreuch O im go, is said
by the Matin to contain grave charges
against the governor, Bailie Oontll.
The crueltios alleged against him are
hanging up women by their feet till
tboy died and ordering negroes clubed
to deat h, lt ls stated that he ls re -
sponsible for tho sacrifice of an onor
mous number of natives. Count de
Brazz* was ordered last Fobrutry by
the French government to proceod to
the Congo district and investigate
charges of irregularities and brutality
against the officials. lie performed
his mission, but arrived at Dakar;
Sonegamdia, September 13, in a criti
cal condition cf health, and died Sep
tember 16, tbus ending a glorious
and useful series of African explora
Died IMfiytiiK Card H.
"i've won thc game, boys," said
Robert Millious, an old railroad man,
Tuesday night to three friends with
whom he was playing pinochle at
Bridgeport, Conn. He bad Just melded
four aces, when he fell on the table,
uttered a ninan, throw back his head
and died. Tue game had been close,
and Millions' score stood 960, needing
only 10 points to win. When he
played tho four aces thc excitement of
winning thc contest proved too much
for his heart, lt ls a strange fact
that ho had often playfully remarked
that ho would Uko to die In Just this
manner, for he was an lnvcrate pino
chle player, Ho was playing cards In
tlie back room ol an undertaking
establishment when be died.
Blown to t'loooH.
At Cincinnati, Ohio, William Bell,
a guard at city workhouse, was b'.o vn
to pieces hy the explosion of a box of
dynamite, willoh ho tried to open with
a hatohot. Boll was in charge of a
gang of prisoners in tho ?tonn quarry.
Whon dynamite for blasting was re
quired Boll took a hatchet and struck
a blow with it before the. prisoners
could w\m him. When piokod up tho
man's eyes were blown out, his loft
arm waa blown off and tho loft sido of
his faoo was torn away. Flesh was
hanging from th'j limbs t f a tree und or
which ho had been si ttl ncr. Still tho
unfortunate mau was alive. A hurry
run of the patrol wagon failed to get
him to tho city hospital before death
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KILLED WITH CL?JB.
Two Boya Fight for Their Iilvo?
With ll UKO Eagl*.
Courageous and ferocious to the
last gasp, an American eagle Tues
day fought two hoys and a deg, his
talons tearing the clothing of the boya
nnd ripping the flesh of the dog. The
reeneof the cr.couter was neai Valla
burg, N. J. Felix and Edwin Bitters,
aged twelve and thirteen years, were1
on their way home from a ball game
whon tho hugo bird swooped down on
them from tho sky, his beak open,
his talons set and neck feathers ruf
fled for attack. So swift was the
eagle's decent that the boys did not
see lt until their dog, yolplng with
fear, aorambled out of the clutches of
the cruel claws. The animal's Hash
was torn, but he go', away.
Angered at his failure, the bird
rose a few yards In the air and again
swooped-this time at the bo;s. Time
and time again they struck the great
bird with their baseball bats, each
timo knocking lt ba.ck, but never
heavily enough to main or kill it, and
with every repulse the creature re
turned to the assault with redoubled
determination. For ten minutes the
battle raged. Then, by a lucky stroke
ono of the lads felled the oagle to the
ground. Even then it still fought
them, but the clog seeing his recent
enemy laid low, regained his courage
and attacked lt, getting for his pains
several more gashes from the ugly
talons. Initially, the eagle being al
most exhaustod, one of tho boys lilt
it a blow that killed it and they car
ried lt home, where lt was measured
and showed slxty-Blx Inches from tip
to tip of Its wings.
Will TA ko Any Kind.
Thc Rev. Dr. William Leaoh, of
the Chioago Fulton Street Molhodlst
Episcopal ohurch, in his sermon Sun
day made a spirited defense of the use
of tainted money for religious pur
poses. Calling down thc blessings of
heaven on rioh men who distribute
"soiled wealth," ho expressed his ri. -
grot at not being possessed of money
gathering talent, aud declared that it
takes a wiso man to acqulro wealth.
"The cry of 'tainted money' is almost
criminal," he deolarcd. ' I will me
no devilish means to make money for
God, but 1 will tako all the money 1
cnn get from the devil and pub lt into
Gcdiy work. It is no longor tainted
when touched by heavenly hands,
would like to turn tho dovll's birran*
into Christian bulwark."
_A onn/jnjionlyjj r>f JudiV.dual ?T?\J??C?
of settlers in Gorman East Afrloa are
reported, and in many quarters tho
prospect of a long and costly campaign
are being rookoned. Tho character
of tho situation is indicated by tho
announoomont that the resignation or
MnJ. Gen. Lcutwaln of his appoint
ment as governor of the colony lins
been nnoeptod And that the governor
designate, Herr von Lindcqulst, lato
German consul general at Capo Town,
will assume ollloe during the month
- - ORGANS - -
of thc best puality $15 up
From $225 up.
for catalogues and terms.
Malone's Music House,
1432 Main. Street
Almost opposito Masonic
COLUMBIA, S. C.
i<'amiiy Muniud to Dentil.
Farly Friday morning the charred
remains of Lula Wise, a colored wo
man, and her four children were found
in the smoking ruins of her home near
Jacksonville, Fla., which was burned
Friday morning before day. The skulls
of the woman and all lier children
were crushed in, indicating that they
had been murdered and tho houso had
been burned to conceal thcorlm j. The
woman had not lived with her husband
for two years. T NO years ago it is
stated that ho boat her and threaten?
cd to kill her. She had him arrested
and he was sentenosd to Jail for a
short term. After the expiration of
his sentence ho disappeared and lt
30 uki not be ascertained that anyone
had hoard from him. The woman sup
posed he was dead.
A lUfz Hitit.
At Chicago suit was begun in the
suparlor court last week for 1250,000
damages against the Curtis Publish
ing company, publishers of tho Lad
les Home Jv.umal, Samuel M. Hart
man of Columbus, Ohio, Proprietor of
the P?rima Medicine company, ls tho
plaintiff in tho suit. In tho August
I Issue of Tue Journal, tho declaration
[says that an advertisement of the
Paruna nomnnnv contained a testi
monial from Congressman Geo. H.
i White of North Carolina. In tho
i next issue of tho magazine, tho decla
ration alleges that tho testimonial
was reprinted, but with it was a sign
ed donial from Congressman Whlto
that he had given the testimonial to
the medicine company. Thia denial
Hartman alleges, was secured through
a misunderstanding, as Congressman
White, it is said In the declaration,
signed the original testimonial.
Burnett to Death.
At Fort Dodge, Iowa, live ohildren,
were cremated In a Uro caused by ina
explosion of gasoline whloh destroyed!
tlie Adamson homo Wednesday morn
ing, while tho Inmates woro aslesp.
Tho oldost ohlld was ten and tho
youngest three. Tho fathor had gono
to work and tho mother was visiting;
a neighbor. Neighbors discovered the
tire hut could do nothing. It waa
with great difficult that Um mother
was restrained from throwing herself
Into the Hames. Edward Adamson,
tho father, ls a railway switchman)
and was performing his duties,