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WORDS OF WABNIKG
Tho President of a New York Bank
"Sh? ??ixix?? j ?>1 ?bu lt jinan ?topufcii ?
May ll,j Repeated Unless Graft
ers Are Ghcckod.
Dishonesty In high places In the
.tate, thejadlolavy and groat finan
cial institutions atid^oorporations and
palliation of such by tho masses gravo
ly threaten tho future of tho oountry,
according to views expressed Thurs
day by J. Edward Simmons, president
of tho Fourth National bauk of New
York., in an address before tho Mary
land Banker's Association at Aunop
oils, Md. He pointed to tho lessons
taught by the fall of tho ancient lt >
man republic, tho roigu of terror In
France and tho disasters whloh befell
Bosslan arms in tho rcoent conti >t in
tho far east, all of which, ho said,
were due to palliated dishonesty. "1
hear voices from the cast and voices
from the west," said he, 'Til boding
volo:s, from tho pulpit and tho divino,
voices from the eollego aud tho educ*
tor, vole s from tho bench and the
bar, voices from the press and its sag
es, tho voice of the president him
self, denounoing in ringing tones and
deploring the uuiversal spread of
selfishness in its meanest and most re
pulsive form-the form of dishonesty^
They bewail one universal carnival of
dishonesty. Alas, tLese voices aro not
He deplored the conditions whloh
have led men to tolerate the terms
"graft" and "grafters" and said he
feared the very uno of tho words was
an indication of men's tolerance of a
thief and his traie. Ho called upon
tho members of the association to give
their assistance In remedying a con di
tlon whloh makos lt possible "for men
who pose as the salt of the earoh and
who condemn, wlohout roservo, those
who8toal fifty dollars or forge a check
for a bu'.dred dollars, or acc.-pt a
bribe, to themselves make millions by
lying, by misrepresentation, by fraud
and by bribery, without receiving
punisnment or even criticism, while
the man who steals the paltry sum is
sent to jail. He denounced the man
of stainless private hfe, who, "in the
interest of corporations, of tho trust ,
of tho gas company, of the railroad
company, of tho insurauca company,
havo recou si to every dill any damneo
in the decal? gu-; who does tho d ied
of a highwayman with air of a saint."
Mr. Simmons said that tho work
lngs and dangers of great corporations
and multi millionaire enterprise have
not been and aro njt as fully under
stood as their ad.autages. Ile boiiev
ed that their dirk side should be In
vestigated and sot out as lucidly and
forcibly as their bright side. Ila rc
ferred to the growth of the Socialist
movement, as shown by thc laso pr->s- '
identlal ?lections, as duo largely t
the fact, he said, that the masses
great fort ii ?es accu nutated by dis
honest means and when so accumula
ted, combined to some other h.div du
al enterprise. He believed, however,
that the situation was not withe ut
hope, as tho vory fact that the eua
trv has awakened to tho conditions,
and that fearless and able men are or
gan i y.ii M and leading a oampalgn
against dishonesty ate grounds foi
hope that a far-reaching remedial pro
oess has already begun.
80M1S MU ?* BK?FI'.
Itlohland County Maid to H&vn Ijost
Ki IV y TliouttAiMl Dollarn.
The committee appointed to Inves
tigate the financial affairs of Itch
land county Tour .day submlttt d its
report to G JV. Hey ward, as was re
quired by toe act of the legislature
According to the report of that com
mittee the county has lost $60,000 by
the maladministration or the misman
agement of the affairs of the ellice
The report itself ls sensational hi the
extreme in the very calmness in which
it is stated, but the recommendations
made by the on;mitti o occasioned
great surprise, tor thecommijr.ee ha?
Suggeste? that the former supervisor
S. H. Owens; the former e'erk of th?
county board of comm sdoners, dipt
?. M. Douglass; a member of thai
board, J. E Harmon, and two ot'ie
parties be arrested on criminal charg
es. In short, lt is c'a;mad that the
county has lost $?0,00? hy fraud.
The charges are teat warrants for
pay of parties alleged t) havo done
work for the county were issued when
thoso parties had never done such
work, and that by forgery their si?,
natures were placed on the pupers as
if tho parties had received thc money,
when In fact the money was paid to
some other portion, presumably (Japt.
DougltBi. Tnere aro vaikui other
charges in the statt ment given to the
press by the committee, hut those are
the most damaging.
It is also alleged that nay vouchers
properly approved were used as the
model from which to forge the j.ig.oa
tures of the members or the county
board in approving claims. The cor
rectly signed \ouoher would te lil i
upon top of a blank voucher and b,
means of carbon paper tho signature*
wculd bo tracer! sligr.tly upon the
blank voucher, Tho signa'ure on this
blank would then be retraced in Ink
and the paper Ulled out, the money
going, presumably, to dpt. IX u/lass.
Gol <>n l/??lir.
Tho president of one insurance
company borrows $100,000 from Mr
McCall's company at tho Interest rate
of 1 1 2 per cent. pnr annum; then
Mr. McCall borrows $75,000 from tho
other president's company, at the
same rate. Of course, both com pan
its lost money, but why Complain?
The Columbia State says the policy
hold r rs should commend these gent le
rnen for their moderation; they might
have takon the money and nu.dj the
companies pay them thc Intern it.
The investigating c mnlttee in
Greenville county, of which Avery
Tatton is chairman, continue io lind
things. Thoy have found where a
magistrate was paid 16 months ral ? ry
in 1003 and li? months salary lu looa
Tiley have also found tho county
charged with $140 for mules bought
from a certain healer who says ho did
not sell the mules to tho county.
Govonor Hevw.-.rd Wednesday morn
ing, on a report tiled by the comp
troller general, suspendo I Dr. J, T.
Pattison, county treasurer of IO Ige
field omni ty. Tho report Hied by the
comptroller general arid his experts
oharged that the treasurer was some
thing over $4.000 short in his accounts.
Aftor suspending Patterson the gov
ernor notified tho senator from that
county and the county auditor of that
county, requesting the latter to look
after tho books until thc delegation
could meot and select a successor.
fl AIO TO BS BHORT.
Troniuror Whtiaoll, ol Dorchester
Ouuaty, is Su? pended.
The Columbia Evening R:oord says
another County Treasurer has been
suspended by the Goyornor. Friday |
morning, acting upon a report tiled by !
tile comptroller general, J. M. Whet*
Bull, o muty treasurer of Dorobester
county, was suspended and tbo offloo
turned ovor to the county auditor un?
til tho county delegation could rec an
mend a suco issor. It ls stated that
Mr. Wbetsoll has been unfortunate in
bis selection of au assistant aud that
th?. faot th u 8 ii m books a o ut of bal
ance was duo to his Ignorance and tho
work ot his clerk. However, the gov
ernor, under tho law had no jurisdic
tion in the matter, and under the law
had to tako aotlcn.
The following ls tho lector wrltton
by tho comptroller general on tue
To His Excellency, Governor D. ?
Heyward, Columbia, S. 0,
Dear Sir: I have had an examina
tion made of tho books and accounts
of Mr. J. M. Wbetsell, county treas
erer of Dorchostcr county, and lind
from the report of Messrs. E4 B. Wil
son, chief clerk, and M. F. Inablnott,
both expert accountants employed by
tnis ellice, that the books and ac
counts of tho treasurer aro full of or .
rors and omissions. County claims
.were paid beforo warrants were Issued
by tho oounty supervisor lu vlolatlou
of law. The hooks also contain ap -
parent liotltiouH entrles.as crodlts. lt
appoars that tho county trca' tiror is
short in lils cash tho sum of 92.103.0-1,
that being tho difference between thc
amount of funds with which tie ls
properly chargeable, and the amount
of cash he has in hand. 1, therefore,
report the matter to your excellency
lu order that you may tako Huon ao
tlon as you may deem proper.
Yours very truly,
A W. JONKS, Compt. Gen.
T.ie following was then &cnt t :e
county t reasurer:
J. M. Wbetsell, County Treasurer,
Dorchester County,St. Georges, S. C.
D ar Sh: lt having boon t indall j
reported to mc by the Hon. A. W
Jones, comptroller general, under
date of Oct. 5\>\i, 1905, that you have
Oecn guilty of misconduct le elli oe, too
wit: 'That your books aud accounts
are full of errors and omission*; thal
you have paid county o'.almi bafor;.
warrants were Issued by county supar
visor; that your books' as cmnty
treasurer, contains apparent lictitiiur
enterics us creaks; and that you ar?
short iu your cash In the sum of 92
Kiln I, the dir orono o between the
amounts of fuous of which you are
properly c largeablo to the am.u.it of
cash y u have. In baud, and the evi
dence beforo me baing satisfactory of
those charge.1*, therefore I, D C. Ilsy
ward, governor of the State of South
Carolina, by virture of the authority
vested in rae, by sections 3i)3 and 340
o? Vo1.. 1, cole laws S. C 1002, do
hereby suspend you as county treas
urer of D irohester county, suoh sus
pension hoing ? ll .c'.lve and of force o?
the dale hereof es provided in the
afore laid sioUoasof the cxle. Given
under n y baud this Glh day of O;to
ter, 19 '5
SAY i TSC BY WILL WIN.
I'rcBid. nt Jourdan Calls Upon Farm
era to Stand Firm
President Har vic Jordan, o' tho Cot
tou a38oola . :i, Issues a olroular, i?
which he r j . n at what 11 deemed
assured suecos ande ills upon farm
era not to weaken lu the tight. He
The Southern Citton ass dation,
the Farmers' Educational abd Ci-cp
erative union, tho American Soclet)
of Equity, tho Farmers' al la' ce of
North Carolina, representing as theo
do all of tho leaning farmers' organi
zations In tho South, have agreed on
a minimum price of eleven oe ii ti por
pound for this croo and every man ls
expected to stand tkm with every ba!?
that he can hold or lloance.
The bank*i have plenty of money to
a l vance on cotton. All thc, ruc ney
that ls n'edtd can bs easily scoured.
e are mw up against-a hard light ,
as thc rece nt government Lure in re
port lias boen onside rel as bearish
and hastflv n tho "bears" renewed
hopn and an cdditlonal vveipon ti?
tight the market with. The whole
South knows that the crop is a short
one, far shorter than that of last
year, and that the splnn.rs will need
every pound that we can raise.
Let tlie slogan he eleven 080ts from
every hilltop and valley throughout
the entire South, If the farmers
weaken the market will break and the
cause wo have fought so hard to sus
tain will be greatly Jeopardized. Pay
no attention to paper contracts or
bearish literature Hooding the country
and stand tlrm for your rights in the
face of all obstacles and thc light will
soon hi; whippt d,
Aa president of tho Southern Cot
ton association I ask the earnest and
divo o o oporatlon of the entire
Southern press In calling upon the
formers to stand tlrm and refuse to,
wive au inch of ground In the face of
thosa w so are making such desperate
< fforts to doprcsu the markets for
purely speculative purposes. This ls
fl ll ?ht for tho whole South and our
futuro prosperity depends upon win
n.ng the great struggle In wbloh we
are now en^ayed.
I i/'.hi Willi fiurKlars.
In an attempt to cap.turc two burg
lars on Hartford bridge in Hartford,
Conn., carly Friday morning, Pdloe
man Hayes was shot through the
hreast and hand and Officer Cowley
was grazed by a bullet. Tho burglars
had dynamited a safe In the. store of
Howe & Son, Glastonbury,eight miles
fi ru Hurtsord. The noise of tho ex
plosion awakened persons, who saw
the burglars drive away'In a wagon.
Tue Hartford police were notified hy
telephone, and Hayes arid Cowley were,
detailed at tho bridge to apprehend
the burglars. When the latter and
police met, tho burglars abandoned
the wagon and ian away. The police
gave chase and a running light re
suited in a dozen shots being (1 red.
Tho burglars escaped through tho
woods. A posse ls hunting them.
Tao disertad wagon contained a full
sot of burglars' tools and a quantity
Voted it out.
An olectlon was held In York coun
ty Tuesday on the question of remov
lng the dispensary at Yorkvlllo, tho
only one In tho county. 10'ght hun -
dred and thirty nevon votos woro poll
od, 70(1 being against tho dispensary,
and 131 In favor of its rotention.
Yorkville is tho homo of Sonator
Brice, author of tho law undor willoh
dispensaries are being voted outtcOf
tho various counties in the state.
Their Immed'ate Duty is to Organize
and Btiok Together.
Thor Should Porteot lmoni OrftuniZ'
ntlon In IC rory Comity in
tho Cotton Bolt.
The following communication,
which we tako from the Progressive
Farmer and Golton Plant ot Raleigh,
N. 0., we oommend ko the consider a
allon of our farmer?:
Messrs. ICU ton: Is the farmer a
seltlsh, cone? lied being who thinks he
?oan KO lt alone without tho hi lp of
No, I think that it not the case; I
think tho great army of farmers have
not yet considered what a power lu
the land they would bs if In Homo way
tliey oould combloe their strength and
act In concert.
When N-hemlah oonoelved the idea
of rabuildlng the ruined wall of Jeru
salem he did not undertake thc re
building alone. You remember how ho
said, "O>mo and let us build up tho
wall of Jerusalom that wc be no more
a reproach;" and thc people gavo aus
wer, saying, "Let us arise up and
build." So they strengthened their
hands for their good work. They were
laughod at by Sanbtllat, Tobiah and
others, but thia laugh of scorn did not
stop tho work.
Now I wish every cotton grower
would lay this paper down, got tho
hook and read all about how tho wall
was rebuilt-not oui y ootbou growers,
hut every other farmer also road
about this great undertaking, that
you may get tho ld ra that lt was the
work of the Individual man helping
his nolgbbor that was the po ?or and
the strength and the success lu tho
One other case 1 will oall attention
*o. Do you remember tho story you
r'ad In the oki Behool book whore tho
mother bird carno to the nest. In thel
wheat field to lind tho little birds ul
exotted baoftuss tho farmer and bis
sons wore heard to say their neighbors
would cut the wheat to morrow? Tho
wise r ld bird said: "Birdies, you are
safe; tho wheat will not he out."
Again, tho next day she found tho
httlo ones more exotted. The farmer
nad been neu to tho nost and said to
his sons: "Our neighbors did not
.orno, bub to morrow we will get our
relatives bo cub this wheat." Was tho
h:at cu J by tho kin folks? No, but
when tho little birds told thc mother
that bbc farmer had been out bbc third
time, and said: "My neighbors and re
latives have not come; I will cat the
wheat myself,"-then the old bird
laid: "Children, wo muat move; the
wbe vt will be cut."
Firmer, you must be thc min to or
gan I zo a branch of the Cotton Grow*
?rs Association in your neighborhood.
Mr. flarvlo Jordan, Mr. Ouningham
nor any other man ls g lug to do lt
for you; and pray tell me why you
Should walt forauy ont ? You see what
oas already resulted from the awk
ward, uuwlcldly, unmanaged associa"
.Jon, so why do you nub go to your
neighbors, tell them thoy must got
their shoulder to tho wheel? Every
time you seo a farmer, sprlug till?
>ubJ-*ob of organization at him-ask
ulm if he thinks ho oan paddle along
alone when all the other industries
are getting into Une with the aim of
bettering their conditions, and that
only the farmer is trying to "go it"
Dear reider, you aro tho man to do
this s artin g, You are as much inter
ested and will be as much benefited as
any one, so why should yob walt to
begin? Get rijio out and ta< kio the
tirst firmer you moot, tell him your
township will hold a meeting at a
certain place at a certain time, make
him pn mise to bo there, and promt-.o
also to bring with him at least three
other men. Hurry UP ftow and let
North Carolina g*t' Into linc with
other cotton stmes, Tue cotton grow
ers of NprCh Carolina must organiza
fully t,>ii8 fall. We must be in shape tb
koop" oursolvos informed as to crop
Conditions, extent of crop, and fair
price bo receive for crop.
Reader, if y< u do nob understand
this Cotton Growers' Association lb
ls time for you to wako up and learn
about it. The qulokest way for you
bo obtain this learning ls bo tal?
your neighbors Into holding a meet
lng, write to Si cretary T. B. Parker
for constitution of township organiz
allon, read this ab your meeting and
elect offlocrfl ab onoe.
That's thc way to do it, and you
are tho man to do lb.
Your wheat won't bo cut if you
walb for your neighbor.
O. C. Moonie.
Mecklenburg Co., N. C.
AYoraic" Condition ot'Cotton.
The crop estimating board of the
bureau of statistics of the depart
merit of agriculture In lt? bulletin ls
(lU9d Tuesday, reports that tho a vor
age c ihdltlon of condition of cotton
on September 25 was 71 2, as oom
parod with 72.1 on August 2f>, 1005,
75 8 on September 15, 1004, 65. 1 on
S ptembor 25, lOO.'l, and a ten year
average of 60.1 Tho following t?ble
shows tho condition of tho cotton
orop by States on September 25, with
the ten-year averages;
Sr pt. 25. Ten-Year
Ar kan vas.72
Indian Territory.... 78
Klllod In ? Wrook.
In a collision botwecn a Louisville
and ,\ hvi?o light origine and a
Southern railway freight near Boyles,
Ala., Tnursday, II. E. Abercrombie,
of Villa Rloa, Ga., exbra ll roman on
bhe Southern, was killed and M. Ful
gham, engineer, Brakoman Davis and
Kl roman Glass of tho Southern and
IC igtneer Jones and Conductor Stow -
art of the Louisville and Nashville
were injured. _____
n KM,". Ulm.
Peter Smith, an old neg'o, wan
hanged at Marshall, N. C., on Mon
day for assaulting a young whlto girl.
Tho exeoutton was wltnesyd by 2,000
people. Smlbh protoato.u, his Inno
cenoo to tho last. J,,T
Nerved Hin? MULKA..
A young man narrJrton. ^owoll has
been arrested by tl od Shales
authorities-pn tho ftefcj^f sondlng
au obHceue postal M Bough the
m. -1:.. to a young'1^ Rrbanburg.
HOLD YOUR. COTTON, j
An Urgent Appeal to the Farmers,
Merohants and Bankers.
Indications That Urowera Ara Not
Pattin? Their 1'roJtuot on Mark
et In Some Hoot loon.
The following appeal to tho far
mers, merobauts and bankers of the
Slate ls made by the president ot the
Southern Cotton Association, Mr. E.
To tbo Farmers, Merohants and Bank
ers of Scuth Carolina:
In view of the present declino in
th? prios of cotton I oonslder it my
duty to make an appeal to the farm
ers to hold their o mon off tho mar
kov I a?k that the merohants and
hankers assist them in d ring this.
The merchante by not pressing thew,
and tho bankers by lendlDg them nu ni
oient money on their cotton to enablo
them to meet the obllgationa that
oannot bo deferred.
Tho price Axed by the executive
commlttco at Asheville at ll cents
may seem to somo rather high, but
whon tho New Orleans oonventlon
Axed cotton at IO cents tho dlff jrenoe
between the ourront price- at that
timo and 10 cents was veey much
greater than the current price now
and ll cents. You will recall that
ootton when tho Now Orleans con
ventlon assembled was under seven,
about six and a half. By standing
uO?othor, by unity of action, by a lit
tle sacrifico and patriotism, the S iuth
ern Cotton Association forced the
oonsumer to pay to tho producer more
than 10 cents. ITavo you thought,
what that difference In price meant
to the Individual au.1 tho south? The
grower has \ right to tlx tho price cf
his product, and can fix it if ho will
stand by thsl association, whloh ls
making a gallaut tight to kscp the
speculators from getting cotton al
their owti prloe.
Lot every farmer withdraw his oot
ton from tho market. This will oheok
the receipts, and tho market will be
obliged to advance. If you have to
sell, try t> lind some man who will
buy it and retire it from the market.
There are plenty of men in eaoh conn
ty of suffi Mont means and patriotism
to do this.
In spite of tho report olrcu'ated by
the bears and their allied interest who
are trying to depress tho prloe of your
cotton, wo aro reliably informe^
throughout tho southern states,
through the ind uenoo of the Southern
Cotton association, that tho farmers
are holding their ootton off the mar
ket. Let us stand by our southern
brothers in this great light. I*? means
the llnanc'al emancipation of our oe
lovf d southland.
In a word tho situation resolves lt
self int ? a clear, clean-out battle bi
twixt the farmor aud tho speculator.
Had the government report been bull
ish and ondlbious reported gu oh a3 to
warrant an advance In the future mar
ket, lt would hiv, been claimed that
conditions warranted or brought about
the minimum price for wh'oh we are
contending. As lb ls the ovcrnment
has brought out auothor 1 iioulous es
timate as to condition, and the beaT
are confidently predicting a large crop,
therefore If the farmer? jd mer
ohants wilfnow L.rSil j$t cotton
absolutely hold it off- e- spinners
musb havo their supplies a *d coming
into tho market will q ?lokly ralsn the !
price to that of our minimum. This
seems almost another providential op
portunity like last year to test our
ability to control the market. Let
every man see to lt that ho will ah
solutely withhold his cotton for 30
days. E. D. SMITH,
Presidents. C. Div. S. C. Association.
BU AN SD TO DEATH.
A Now York Teiicmoiit Flro JlainiH
In New York threo children were
burned to death, their paronts res
cued and taken in a dying condition
to St. Mary's hospital. Five other
tenants sent to hospitals suffrlrg
from burns and two tlreman hurt In a
ll o In a four-story flat house in Raid
avenue, late Thursday night.
Other Incidents of tho 0?a ware the
hirth of a child while thi> mother was
being removed from the burning build
lng and an accident which wreoked
D^irc Chief Croker's automobile, and
In which thc chief narrowly escayed
Toe lire ls believed to be incendiary.
The hallways of the auildlng were
Ulled with flames and smoko and every
occupant of the building was asleep
when tho flames were discovered by
William Tease and James Nugget,
fireman, who were off duty.
They found a ladder in tho back
yard, aud after climbing up tho Ure
escapes, awoke the tenants by break
lng Into their apartments.
At the top floor the Uro had spread
m< st rapidly.
Ttie two rescuers wore compelled to
carry Mrs. Joseph Hanlelu, ene of
tho tenants of that floor, down the
Ure e&capo. In doing so the ladder at
the bottom bn ko and the woman fell
on Teaso, injuring him seriously.
Mr. and Mis. Donnelly, who ooou
pied the other part of tie upper ll ?or,
wero afterward found unconsoloas on
thc 11 tor of their rooms, where they
tried to reach a window and failed.
Tiley were brought out, but the
lirernen did not know that their
three children were asleep In their
beds until their burned bodies were
Other occupants of thc building
were swung from tho windows aorots
those of an adjoining building or were
dropped into tho arms of mon below
ind when tho lire department arrived
tho building was allre from top to
Mrs. lt wo M osos was carried on a
mattreis aoross the streot whoro she
gave birth toa boy.
Fireman Christopher L;avy was
knocked from a ladder by a stream of
water and sulfered concussion of tho
While hurrying to the Uro, Chief
Croker's automobllo was upset and
the ohlef thrown out and badly shak
Jeremiah Donnelly and his wife,
arc suffering from having Inhaled
llamen or smoko and aro not llkoiy to
Wa? It Hat??
Strango nolsos being heard from be
hind a picture In St. Anthony'sohurch
In the village of Sourcolla, province of
Aquilla. Italy, tho parish priest re
moved tho panol and discovered a
beautiful fresoo, representing St.
francis of Assisi, evidently tho work
jf an old master. Most of his Hook
ir y "Miraole I" A few skoptw.s.
hast Report for tho Durran tort
Year Issu tl.
Tho weather bureau In oharge of
Seotlon Director Bauer Issued Wed
nesday the Unal orop report for the
year as follows: Tho week ending
Monday, October 2nd, had a mean
temperature about fourdgrees above
normal in tho central and western
parts and about normal ou tho coast.
Tbo extremes wero a maximum of
Of at Blackvlllo on September 25th,
and a minimum of 50 at Florence and
Groonville on Soptembor 28th. There
was considerable cloudiness over the
eastern part, but almost continuel H
bunsbiuo over tho western pirt*.
Tnore wero no high winds or oth,I
conditions that wero dam*glng to
crops or that Interfered with farm
With the oxo pvion of trace cf rain
ovor tho eastern half of tho state, the
week wus without precipitation. The
drouth has boomo Intensified over
the central and western couuths
where the ground ls too haul and dr>
for fall plowing and seeding opera
tlons, und wher , in m my localities,
water ls toare?, with wells and small
streams rapidly drying up. The
weather ondlthns were entirely fav
orable for haying operations and for
gathering ojrn and cotton,
There has boen no chango In condi
tion of cotton, tx ;ept that tbero cou
tlnues to be some premature opening.
Toe entire orop has opened u nisuil y
fast and picking will be iinlshed ear
Uer than usual wi .Ii continued favora
bio weather. In a few localities there
ls a small top orop. but for the crop
In general, and on saudy lands In par
ticular, the t>p crop ls unimportant,
,\nd the occuronce of either an early
or a very late killing frost will not
vary the yield materially. Tho aver
age of the actual ligures f rn n a fu.l re
port on tho p?ioentage of tho orop al
ready picked, indicate that for tin
eastern division of the state 71 per
cent, has been picked; in tho central
division 7(5 per oent., and in tho west
ern division 50 per cent. Reports on
sea-island indicate that ab ut 30 per
cent has been picked. At least two
thirds nf the unpicked cotton ls ready
to pick, abd picking will be prac.leal
ly Iinlshed, with continued favorable
weather, by the end of Ootobcr.
All late food and fnage crops arr
suffering for rain. Corn ls being
housed 11 many localities. Weatlv r
ideal for swing pea-vine hay and fer
haying generally, but Ins bien unfa
vorable on trude along tho coast, and
for sowing fall oats.
A BIG SYNDICATS.
I'rcHidrnt Jordan and Seorotary
Chrjitham Now in Now Yoi k.
Hirvie Jordan, and It'chird Cheat
ham., secretary of the Southern Cotton
Association, arrived in New York on
Saturday and br.vo since that tim?
been In close consultation with the ca
pitallsts who are interested in the 1,
000,000 bale purchasing syndloato pro
J *ct. John Martin, agent of the Farm
ers' Union, is also lu Now York, and
ls Interested in the same matter.
Although the plan was not formally
oresented at tho Asheville meeting
I Mr. Jordan has been in constant com
-^unicatlon with those lnteroated since
that time. He would have been in New
York before bad lt not been that his
rainy duties detained him in the
The projoct sccm9 to meet with the
nearly approval of all those who are
lnterrsled In a higher price to the cot
ton producers for his staple, and lt if
said that the Now Yolk capitalist*
vito are interested lo tue matter have
their money ready an 1 are willing tc
%t once put up $1,000,000 if it is de
dred to bind themselves to carry out
their part of the pr. J >ob.
Mr. Jordan is very confident that
the farmors will hold fnr ll cents any
way, but thinks that this purchase
syndicate would insure an 11-cenl
The plan, as lm been explained be
fore, ls an agreement between a syn
dicate and the Southern Cotton Asso
elation and the Farmer.s' Union, by
willoh tho syndicate agrees to buy 1,
000,000 bales of otton at minimum
price of 11 cools a pound. The associa
tiou will obtain the cotton from lt*
members, each man Sidling only a part
of hts crop to the syndicate, and hold
lng thc rest for the minimum price.
The project, which ls a most elabo
rate one In Its details, and which
would make the syndlcxte tho biggest
and most powerful spot cotton factor
In tho world, bas been submited to
sumo of tho leading linanciors and
bankers of New York and approved
by them, lt is expeoted that an lm
portant announcement will bo made
In thc matter in a few days.
TO RAISE PaiOJB OF COTTON.
Hull Pool ll mi . .nimm for tho Pur
1> HO ^?yn Ilayno.
A dispatch from New Orleans sa; J
that Frank B. Elayne, the noted cot
ton bull operator returning to New
Orleans after a three month's absence
on tho Hour of tho New York cotton
exchange, declared that the bull pool
now operating to raise tho price of
cotton is the r eheat pool ever or^an
(zed in America, and lsanply able to
do what lt lias set out to accomplish.
Mayne's statements regarding the
pool haye broken the mystery sur
rounding the new aggregation wit ch
experts to put cotton on the top notch.
Heretofore the greatest secrecy has
been inalntslnod regarding every do
tall of tho pools personnel and move
ments and ever. Mr. ll ay ne was not
ready to give the whole matter tn thc
He stated, however, that thc pool
was not composed of southern men,
although many New Orloans mou, he
doolan d, arc very bullish on cotton.
Mr. I layne would not admit nor deny
that bc was In the pool himself, but
statocl that his ideas were In line with
thc Ideas of tho:;c In tho deal, willoh
was that cotton Is eheap at tho pres
ont prlco, and that during no month
of tho coming >ear will the staple
sell for less than lo oents.
Ilayno estimate tho orop at 10,
500,000 bahs. Tho demand, ho says
will be enormous. Ilayno ls vory suc
cess, ul cotton man, having niado ruti
lions of dollars In a vory short timo
by his deals In ootton. What ho says
on tho subject of cotton has great
weight In Now Orleans, where ho ls
v/ell known. Ho thinks ootton cheap
at ten oents.
Clot oft' lilKht.
Columbus W. Walker was convict
ed at Covington, Ga., on Monday of
wlfe-mnr.ler and, the Jury having re
commended him to moroy, was sen
tenced lo tho penitentiary for lifo.
THE SHABBY BATHTUB.X
It ?Jiiy EJnntlr ?o Bindo ltrlRh?, IPrfrab
Among tho crosses mnny housewives
have to annoy tuen? U u bathtub o? u/i
Inviting appearance in a room that dth
?jr wise looks fresh a.nd clean. The tar
[shod surface may refuse to become
?Uti no matter what cleaning mute
ly being your own workman you
m? at u trilling expenso make tho tub
(juffi desirable. Procure a small eau of
cougnon paint of any light color de
si1"^, a can of enamel paint of the
M m i ta color and A good Blzetjfc brush.
Cut ?'ght or tea inch piece? of yellow
soap Into bits and put It over thc fire
to dissolve in n couple of quarts of wa
ter. PlUj the bathtub with hot water
and Uii;?w lu a generous handful of
powdered borax und the dissolved
soap,. When the water becomes cool
enough to put the bauds lu lt scrub thc
AU rf ace with a brush, lotting the water
run off as the work ls doue. Again part
ly fill the tub with hot water aud scrub
lt with tho brush and sand soap to
make nure that all greasy partici?n
have boen removed. Then rinse lt in
clear bot water and thoroughly dry.
Cover lt with two contlngs of tho
common paint, letting one thoroughly
dry before putting on the second coat.
Thou give It govern! coats of tho en
amel paint. Tills paint will dry moro
quickly than the other, and the bath
Will tio longer bo an unsightly object.
Care must bo used not to run hot water
Into tho bath alone until tho paint has
hardened.-Philadelphia Lodger. ?
THE CARE OF HER GOWNS.
Thin Woman's Moth ort In Worthy ot
Uoiue win.n>- ooplcrt.
A Hmo ?aver ls the plan which n wo
man who has much of her dressmaking
done lu thc hons? bas evolved In the
care of her gowns. Bbc keeps all of
her waists for each gown If not tho
whole gown itself In boxes. With lt
she pins thu little bunch of silk or
scraps of lace and ribbon that woro
left. also puts In tho particular
bunch of niching that she has selected
for wearing with lt so that In case of a
frosh piece hoing needed or any little
change being thought of ?ho has every
thing at band ready when she takes
down the box.
As may bc Imagined, she is one who
can ndd n touch here and make a
change there lu her collar or belt ar
rangements, Httlo Improvements which
In true feminine fashion she often
makos a few minutes before she mita
the dress on. For this and for any ac
cident which happens to the gown the
scraps already at hand are Invaluable.
The same plan applies lu keeping tho
veils which go with lt In the box with
each hat, whero they have more room
than In a common veil box and whero
tho time ls saved which lt takes to get
out two boxes.-Pittsburg Dispatch.
Don't wear big sleeves and big hats
If you are short.
Don't Juntp Into your clothes and ex
pect to look dressed.
Tight gloves will go on more easily
If wurmed before putting on tho hands
than If put on when cold.
In sewing on buttons hnvo tho knot
of the thread on the right side directly
under the belton and seo if tho button
docs not stay on longer.
Whatever may bo tho simpo of her
foot a woman should bo particularly
careful to bo well shod, and tho uglier
the foot tho moro careful sh? ought
Never have the top of th? boots tight,
as lt interferes with the action ot th?
calf muscles, makes one wulk badly
and spoils the shape of the ankle.
In making buttonholes In goods that
fray easily it ls a great liolp to stitch
twice around on tho sewing machine
before the bolo ls cut, as a Armor foun
dation is secured und no fraying re
A physician points out in a contem
porary that there ls not tho slightest
need of girls to eugago in elaborate
gymnastic exercises or to practico
beauty culture ni order to obtain good
complexions r:id healthy physiques.
The very best training for tho muscles
Is to bo found In ordinary housework,
and when the body Is perfoctly healthy
tho skin will be cleared and th? ?yes
brightened. It ls not given to all girls
to bo able to Indulge In outdoor sports,
which ls, of course, th? ideal way of
getting exercise, but all can perform
slmplo household duties, and thes?, If
done with open windows and In a brisk
way, will do far moro for those who
perform them, says this doctor, than
Thc 'I'n Ie of til? Mundi.
It is the mouth which tells the tal?
of a fretful aud irritable disposition. It
ls tills feature which acts as a give
away when a woman wishes to appear
something that she Isn't. A woman
may spend a small fortune In cosmetics
and massage, but if she doesn't watch
her mouth and keep lt sweet her mon
ey ls wasted, for she cannot be good
looking. A perpetually smlllug woman
Is au offense against good taut?, but a
woman with a sweet, expressive mouth
ls the loveliest thing hi the world, but
there are very fow of them.
Til? I ni j.? i'?> v od Feminine l'hyalau*.
Mrs. atunnurd declares that th? mod
ern woman is not athletic, but that
the tall, finely developed young erea
turo of the .lay owes her appearance
to tho fact that she ls no longer scourg
ed by tuberculosis and that ske ka?
been brought up moro by her mothar
and more lu thu dining room Instead
of by persona of lower class in rooms
at tho top of tho house.-Ixmdou Post.
Attitude of tim Mpinnera.
C. W. McAra, president of thc
Master Cotton Spinners' Association
of Croat Britain says tho splnnorshad
DO quarrel with American cotton plant
ers, had no desire to Interioro with
their legitimate prollts and had no ob
Jeotlon to the tluotuatlons brought
about by a small or a largo yield. Af
a matter of fact, the grower would be
well rewarded in an ordinary season
by a return of H cents per pound. Hy
gambling operations, however, the
pr leo had been advanced for snvoral
seasons to U cents per pound and
hlghor, which meant an advance on
the world's orop of ?180,000,000. The
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Is as badly handicapped as tho Ktirop
oan spinners, tho cost of tho carriage
of cotton to New England milla hoing
as great as the cost of oarrlago by soa
A negress, Haohael Hurkott, was
found dead near her homo at John
ston. Coronor's Inquest rondered a
verdict that death resulted from a
broken nook, caused by unknown por
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In on address delivered before thou
sands cf peoplo at the LewlB and
Clark exposition at P ,rtl*nd last week,
Gov. Frank B. Goudlng, Idaho's chief
cxeoutlve, spoke enthusiastically of
the equal suffrage situation In Idaho.
"Itfabo is especially proud of the fact
chat wo have equal suffrage In cur
state," he said. "I havo alwajs been
*n ardent believer in equality at the
oallot box. It was my good fortune
o be one of the commmltteo who
Iraftud tho first r?solu lion ever pre- ]
ionted to the people of Idaho through
ibo Bepublloan part j, favoring cc jual
iuff rogo. As a result of those prom
ines, the wommiof our state now en
joy the freedom of tho ballot. Tbls
iot of Justice has beon greatly ap
preciated by the good women of Ida
io, who have shown their apprecia
tion by tho activo interest they have
:akcn In publiciaffalrB. Equal suffrage
ias done a great deal to improve poll
loal conditions In Ihaho. Today no|
?arty dares nominate a man for o fi loo
vhose oharactor is not clean, and who
has not Chown bis appreciation of the
lome. There are many other good
chinga that,might be said of oqual
*u if rage. But this, of itself, lt soem?
GO me, ls sufUclont to commend lt to
ill good oltlzsns." This is tho testi
mony of a nitin wno bas seen woman
juffrago tried. If woman suffrage 13
mob a good thing out in Idaho, why
vould lt not be.a good thing for South
Boferrlng to "Ufo insurance abus
os" the St. Louis Globe-Damoorat. a
republican paper, says:
Every dollar of life Insurance profits
improperly turned into tho pookets of
individual.1!, or secretly placed to in
fluence selfish legislation, is a species
of outrageous corruption, a robbery ot
the many for the rapaolous few. Thc
time to apply tho remedy ia at the
moment of detection, and no one has
a right to oomplaln if the euro ls stern
In its nature.
That being true, says the Common
er, what will the Globe-Democrat say
with respcot to the suggestion that
tho republioan national committee
"put it book?" The imuranoo inquiry
disclosed that one insuranoo company
has contributed ? 150,000 to the repub
lican national campaign fund during
tho last three presidental oamp&igns.
This money belonged to tho policy
holders, and was contributed without
their consent. According to the Globe
Democrat, these contributions to the
republican campaign fund amount to
a spcolcs of autragoous corruption, a
robbery of tho many for the rapaolous
few." Of course, putting it baok
would bo a euro "stern in its nature"
but, in tho language of tho Globe
Democrat "the time to apply the
remedy ls at tho moment of detection."
Ono remedy is to provide publicity for
all contributions to political funds,
and the prohibition of such contribu
tions by corporations. But "at the
moment of detection" tho first remedy
is "put it bs ck."
Thu Wages Of Sin ls Doaih.
A tragio commentary on the inevit
able conscquonoes of sin was furnish
ed in tho press of last week when a
self confessed murderer of thirty years
ago took his own life at San Franois
oo, Cal., and loft a note telling of his
orlmc and of tho punishment and exe
cution of another man for tho deed he
had oommitted. Thirty vears ago this
human fiend had ncurdorod a young
girl and escaped doteotlon. no saw
another man condemned and executed
and htmsolf went soot freo. He wont
west, marrlod and determined to for
get the past and live a decent life,
but the memory of his orlme haunted
him; the constant fear of detection,
the ghostly thoughts of two souls sent
luto eternity by him tortured his
mind. Settlers from his old Ohio
home oame to his new home, and for
fear of detection ho ran away to Death
Valloy in California, thore to live in
despair and Isolation until his own
deed caused him to raise hts hand
against himself. This is as dramatic
a picture of retribution and of the in
exorable operation of the moral law of
compensation as has over beon seen.
It might form tho basis of a powerful
tragedylfor tho stago or for fiction, lt
represents tho stern decrees of fate
that pursue the man who sins. There ls
no tscape from it, no avenue of relief;
nothing left but confession and a free
consolence, nothing to do but to stand
before ono's fellow-man, self-confess
ed and in a truo light, or commit sui
cide, and "suicide " said Webster,
"is confession." Why, then, asks the
Denver News, does not all of cl vi li/,
ed mankind recognize this roitmiless
deorco of fate and escape the mlsory
and remorHo of an ignominious lifo
and death by resifting sin? The ques
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tloa has never been fully auswered.
It is as old as Pharaoh and yet as
young as the deeds of today. It ls
as old i's human nature, and the final
aoswer will never be ?Ivon until men
are made over again into a now life.
Tho Trntli ll m MI
The Burlington Nows eays th i?t*
*or of an Indiana paper bcoauao w?ed
of hoing called a Uar so be announced
that he would toll thc truth in the fu
ture. Tho first Issue thereafter con
tained the following:
"John Bonin, tho laziest mi-rohant
In town, mado a trip to Bellvine Tues
"John Coylo, our grooeryman, is do
ing a poor business. Ills store ls dirty,,.,
dusty and noxiously odoriferous. 116w
oan ho expeot to do muon?"
"Rev. Styx prraohrd last Saturday
night on charity.' The sermon was
"Dayo Sonkey diod at his home in
this place. Tho doctor gave it out as
heart failure. Tho fact is, ho was.
drunk, and whiskey is what killed
"Married.-M Us Sylvia RJiodes and
James Gonnan, last Saturday evening
at tho Baptist parsonage. The bride'
ls a vtry ordinary town girl wht does't.
know any moro than a Jack* rabbit
about cooking, and never helped her
mother three days In her life, She in
not a boauty by any means, and has a.
gait Uko a fat dook. Tho groom is.
weil known as an up to date loafer,
no's hoen living off the old folks all
his Ufo and don't amount to Bhuoks.
They will have a hard lifo.
The paper had no Booner reaoherT
the publlo than a committee wa&SQuiK
to him bearing a potition asking him
to continue in tho good old way, and
stated that they believed him to be a
truthful and henrst man.
A CALIFORNIA pape* says bad water
kills as many people as bad whiskey
dooB. That may be so, but then wo
don't have to pay for Ibo water.