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W0?DS OF WARNING
The President o? a New York Bank
The Hlut'ory Ol tbu ll nunn Kopubllo
M?y BJ Repeated Unless Gruft
er? Are Ohcoked.
Dishonesty in high places In the
state, the judiciary and great Unan
Oial Institutions and*oorporattons and
palliation of suoh by tbo mosses gravo
ly threaten the future of tho oouutry,
aooordlng to views expressed Tours
day by J. Edward Simmons, president.
Of the Fourth National bank of New
York., In an address before tho Mary
land Banker's Association at Aunop
oils, Md. He pointed to the lossons
taught by the fall of tho ancient lt >
man ropublio, tho rolgn of terror in
France and tho disaster* whloh befell
Russian arms in tho reocut conti it in
tlio far east, all of which, he said,
were due to palliated dishonesty. "1
hear vol?os from the east and voices
from the wost," s*ld he, "lil boding
volo??, from tho pulpit and tho divine,
voices from the beilege and tho educv
tor, volo s from tho benoh and the
bar, voices from the prrss and Ita sag
ts, tho voice of the president him
Belf, denounoiug in ringing tones and
deploring the universal spread of
selfishness In its meanest and most re
pulsive form-the form of dishonesty^
They bewail one universal carnival of
dishonesty. Alas, those voices are not
He deplerod the conditions whloh
have led men to tolerate thc terms
..graft" and .'grafters" and said he
feared tho very uso of tho words was
an Indication of men's tolerance of a
thief aud his tra'Ie. Ho called upon
tho members of the association to give
their assistance in remedying acondl
tlon which makes lt posslblo "for men
wno pose as the salt of the earth and
who condemn, without reserve, those
who steal liffey dollars or forgo a check
for a hu'.dred dollars, or accept a
bribe, to themselves make millions by
lying, by misrepresentation, by fraud
and by bribery, without receiving
punisnmont or even criticism, while
the man who steals the paltry sum ls
sent to Jill. Ho denounced the man
of stainless private h fe, who, "in the
interest of corporations, of the trust,
of tho gas compauy, of the railroad
company, of the insurance compauy,
havo recou s? to every villUny damneo
In the decalogue; who dues the deed
of a highwayman with air of a saint."
Mr. Simmons said that the *ork
lugs and dangers of great corporations
and multi millionaire enterprise have
not been and aro not ar. fully under
stood as their advantages. He bellev
ed that their d irk side should be In
vestigated and F.et out as lucidly and
forcibly as their bright side. II? rc
ferred to the growth of the Socialist
movement, as shown by the last pres?
ldentlal elections, as duo largely to
the faot, he said, that the ma-.fius see
great forUiies accumulated by dis
honest means and when so accumula
ted, combined to some oilier ii.div.du
al enterprise. He believed, however,
that the si tuition was not without
hope, as the vory fact that the eui
trv has awakened to the conditions,
and that fearless and able men are or
ganizlng and leading a campaign
against dishonesty ate grounds foi
hope that a far-reaching remedial pro
oees has already begun.
SOM?'M, JEU OK Ai l'.
?Molli; nd County Haid to il.-.vc Jct.;
Fifty TiiuuuAiHl IJOIIAI-H.
Tho commlttoe appointed to Inves
tigate the lioanclai affairs of lt ch
land couuty Thur day submlttt d itt
report to G JV. Heyward, 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 thc miscnan
agement of the affairs of the ellice
The report itself is sensational In the
extreme in the very calmness In wlilci
it ?B stated, but the recommendations
made by the committee occasioned
great surprise, tor the committee ha
suggested that tho former supervisor
S. H. Owens; the former c'eik of tin
county board of comm s .loi ers, Cipv
?. M. Douglass; a member of thai
board, J. fi Harmon, and two ot';e
parties be arrested on crlmioal charg
es. In short, lt is claimed that tin
county has lost SfiO.OUO by fraud.
The charges arc that warrants for
pay of parties alleged ti havo done
work for t?m oouuuy were issued whee
those parties had never done such
work, and that by forgery their sig.
natures were placed on the papers us
if tho parties had received the money,
when In fact tho money was paid to
some other parson, presumably O?pt
Dough s*. Tuere RIO vari u> other
charges in tho statement given to the
press by the committee, but those are
the most damaging.
lt ls also alleg( d that nay vouchers
properly approved were u ?ed as the
model from whloh to forge the signa
tures of the members e>r the county
board in approving claims. The cor
rectly signed souoher would le hld
upon top of a blank voucher and b ,
means of carbon paper the signatured
wculd bo traced eligr.Uy upon the
blank voucher, Tho signa-ure on this
blank would then be retraced tn ink
and the paper lided out, the mon oj
going, presumably, toCipt 1). u/lass.
(iot on' lilK'tr,
Tho president of one Insurance
company borrows 8100,000 from Mr.
McCall's company at the Interest rate
Of 1 1 2 por cent. p?r annum; then
Mr. McCall borrows ?T5.000 from the
other president's company, at the
same rate. Of Course, both compan
ies lost money, but why oom plain?
Tho Columbia State says the policy
holdrrs should commend these g ir le
mon for their moderation; they might
have takon the money and modi the
companies pay them the interest.
The Investigating c m nltteo In
Greenville county, of which Avery
Patton ls chairman, continuo to Und
things. Tnoy have found where a
magistrate was paid 16 months i alary
in 1003 and io months salary lu 1004
Thoy havo also found tho county
charged with $140 for mules bought
from a certain dealer who says ho did
not sell the mules to tho county.
Qovenor Hov wa rd Wednesday morn
ing, on a report ill oe. by t'.o comp
troller general, suspendo i Dr. J. T.
Pattison, county treasurer of K lgc
field county. The repon flied by the
comptroller general ard his experts
charged that thc treasurer was some
thing over $4,000 short In his ucoounts.
After suspending Paterson thc gov
ernor notii'ed tho senator from that
county and thc county auditor of that
county, requesting the latter to look
after tho books until tho delegation
could meet and select a successor.
FAID TO BB SHORT.
Troasuror Whetaell, ol Dorchester
County, I* Hu?i>nnd?d.
The Columbia Evening U u ird says I
another County Treasurer has been
suspended by tho Goyornor. Friday
morning, aotlng upon a roport tiled by
the 01 mpbrollor general, J. M. Whet
sell, o ouuty treasurer of Dorchester
county, was suspended and tho offloo
turned over to the county auditor un
til tho ouunty delegation could rcoom
mend a suco mor. It ls stated thab
Mr. Whctsoll has been unfortunate in
nts selection of au assistant and that
ths faot that|)he bo >ks a.e .ut of bi!
anee was duo to his ignorance and tho
work of Ids clerk. However, the gov
ernor. under the law had no jurisdlo
tlon lu the matter, and under the law
had to tako aotlcn.
Tho following is tho letter wrltton
by the comptroller general cn the
To Hts Excellency, Governor D. C
Hey ward, Columbia, S. C,
Dear Slr: I havo had an examina
tion made of tho books and accounts
of Mr. J. M. Whetsell, county treas
ercr of Dorchester county, and lind
from the roport of Messrs. E. B. Wil
son, ohlef clerk, and M. F. luablnott,
both expert accountants employed by
tnis ellice, that the books and ao
counts of the treasurer aro full of or .
rors and omissions. County dalma
wore paid beforo warrants were Issued
by tho oouuty supervisor in violatlou
of law. The books also contain ap -
parent llotlttous entrles.as credits, lt
appears that tho county treasurer is
bert in ids cash bh6sum of $2,103.04,
time being thc difference betweeu the
amount of funds with whioh he ls
properly chargeable, and thc amount
of cash he has in hand. I, therefore,
report tho matter to your excellency
In order that you may tako such ao
Mon as you may deem proper.
Yours very truly,
A W. JONICS, Compt. Gan.
Tue following was then bent t :e
J. M. Whetsell, County Treasurer,
Dorchester County,St. George?., S. C.
Dear Sh: It having beon cul dall y
reported to me by the Hon. A. W
Junes, comptroller genoral, under
Late of Oct. 6 th* 1006, that you have
ocen guilty of miscui duct ie ollloe, to
wit: "That your books and accounts
arc full of errors and om'.Sidonn; thai
you have paid county o'.alms bsfor;.
warrants were issued by county super
visor; that your books' a>; c unity
tre.isurcr, contains apparent lictiti'U!R
enterics as creaks; and that you are
.short. In your cash in thc bum of $2
104 01, tho d florene-} botweeu thc
amounts of fuous of which you are
properly c *argeablo to the am.u it of
cash you have in hand, and tho evl
dence beforo me being satisfactory cf
those charges, therefore, I, D C. Hey
ward, governor of tho State of South
Cuolina, by v,rturo of the authority
vested lu me, by sections 393 and 310
of Vol. 1, cole law;! S. C 1002, do
hereby suspend you as county treas
urer of L) irehestar oouuty, suoh sus
pension being ? ll c Ive and of force of
too date hereof es provided In the
af ire laid smtloas of the ode. Given
under n y hand this (Uh day of O:to
ber, 10 '5
SAY i THtllY WILL WIN.
I'i cnid ni Jourdan OJOIH i o n Farm
ern to Bland Firm
President TTa-vt: .Jordan, o' the Cot
ton asaookt i u, h?ui03 a circular, in
which ho v j ; n at what ii deemed
assured BU ces and oalls upon farm
ers not to weaken In the tight. He
Tho Southern Cotton ass elation,
the farmers' Educational and C )-cp
erativo union, the American Soclct)
of Equity, the Farmers' al la-ce of
North Carolina, ref rrsjuting as lihej
do all of tho leaning farnv.-rs' orgr.nl
zatlona in tho South, bave agreed on
a minimum price of eleven ort.ti per
pound for this cvoo and every man ls
expected to stand linn with every bait
that he cati hold or ll nance.
Thu ban kn have plenty of monoy tu
a l vaneo on cotton. All the. na ney
f ?at ls n edtd can bs easily 'sec ired.
c arc n iw up against rt hard tight,
as thc reoent govorument buro ui re
port has boen considere 1 as liearisli
and has given the "bears" renewed
hopo and an additional woapon to
fight the mai keb with. The whole
South knows that the orop is a short
one, far shorter than that of last
year, and that ti n spinners will need
every pound that we can raise.
Let the slogan be eleven cents from
every hilltop and valley throughout
tim entire South. If bhe farmers
weaken the market will break aud the
cause wc have fought so hard to sus
tain will bc. greatly joopard /.-d. Pay
no attention to paper contracts or
bearlnh literature Hooding theoountrj
and stand linn for your rights In thc
faoe of al) obit teles and the light v/ill
soon lia whipped.
A3 president of tho Southern Cv.it
ton itsst.elation I ask the earnest and
ctlv.) co operation of the entire
Southern press In calling upon the
farmers to stand linn and refuse to
elvo an inch of ground In tho faco of
those w :o are making such desperate
( Iforts to depress the markets for
purely speculative purposes. This is
i tUht for tho whole South and our
future prosperity dapends upon win
n.ng the great struggle in whioh we
arc now engaged.
l i/.lif With HiirKlars.
In an attempt to capture two burg
lars on Hartford bridge in Hartford,
I Conn., early Friday morning, P dice
man Hayes was shot through thc
breast and hand and (hiker Cowloy
was grazed by a bullet. Tho burglars
had dynamited a safe in the store of
Howe ?Si Son, Glastonbury, eight miles
from Hartsord. The noise of tho ex
plosion awakened persons, who saw
Hie titiritara drive away In a wagon.
Tue Hartford police wee nob!lied by
telephone, and Hayesand Cowley wore,
detailed at thc bridge to apprehend
the burglars. When the latter and
police met, tho burglars abandoned
blie wagon and ran away. The police
guve chase and p ~*:*\i?r:g ' .flit re
suited in a dozen uhota being tired.
The burilara escaped through the
woods. A poss: ls hunting them.
Tao deserted wagon contained a full
sot of burglars' tools and a quantity
Voted ii Our,
AU olcctlon was held In York coun
ty Tuesday on tho question of romov
lng the dispensary at Yorkvlllo, thc
only ono in the county. lOlght hun
drcd and bhlrty seven votos wore poll
ed, 70(1 being against tho dispensary,
and 131 In favor of its rotenbion.
Yorkville ls tho homo of Senator
Brioc, author of tho law under whioh
dispensaries are being voted outbOf
the various counties in the state.
i heir iiuuied ate ?fluty ii to Organiza
and Stick Tegother.
They Should Porfoot Imoal Organlz*
Atlon In ISyory (?minty lu
tho Ontton Bolt.
The following coinmuntoUlon,
whloh we take from the Prog resal YO
Farmer and Ootton Plant ot Raleigh,
N. C., we commend to the consldora
ation o? our farmer*:
Messrs. Bilton: Is tho farmer al
scltlsh, couoedted being who thinks ho
oin go it alone without tho ht lp of
No, I think that ls not the cane;
think, tho great army of farmers haye
not yet considered what a power in
the land they would bo If In Homo way
bbeyoould combl?e their strength and
acb In cono?rt.
When N-hemlah oonoelved the Idea
of rebuilding the ruined wall of Jeru
salem ho (I'd not uudsrtake thc re
building alor - You remember how he
said, "Como and let us build np tho
wall of Jerusalom that wc be no more
a reproach;" and the people gavo ans
wer, saying, "Lab us arise up and
build." So they strengthened their
hands for tholr good work. They wero
laughed at by Sanbtllat, Tobiah and
others, but Mil.-, laugh of scorn did nob
atop bbc work.
Now I wish overy cotton grower
would lay this paper down, got the
Hook and road all about horr tho wall
was rebuilt-not ouly ootton growers,
but cv*''ry other fartuor also road
about this great undertaking, that
you may got bho Idra that lb was the
work of the Individual man helping
his nolghbor that was the power and
tho strength and the success lo tho
One other case I will call attention
'o. Do you remember tho awry you
r<ad In the oh1, school book whore the
mother bird oamo to tho nest. In the!
wheat field to find tho little birds al
oxolted bsoause tho farmer and his
anns were heard to say their neighbors
would cut tho whoab to morrow? Th?
wise ( ld bird said: "lllrdlos, you are
safe; tho whrab will nob bo out."
Again, the next day she found tho
little (mes moro - xoltod. The farmer
had beon near to the nest and said bo
his sons: "Our neighbors did not
:omo, bub to morrow we will got our
relatives to cut this wheat.'1 Was tho
rrbrat CU'J by tho kin folk?? No, but
when tho little bltds told the mot ncr
that thc farmer had bei n out the third
time, and said: "My neighbors and re
lat? ves have not oar ; I will cat the
whoat myself,"-then the old bird
said: "Children, wo must move; th';
who tb will he cu')."
Farmer, you must be the mm toor
laolzo a branch of the Ootton Grow
ls Association in your nolghborhcod.
Mr. Ilarvio Jordii), Mr. Ounlngham
nor any other man ls g lug to do ll
for you; and pray tell mo why you
should walt for any one? You see what
oas already resulted from tho awk_
ward, uuwleldly, unmanaged associa
lon, so why do you not go to your
nti.bbors, tell them thoy must get
their shoulder to the wheel? Every
Mme you see a farmer, spring this
subj-ob of organization at him-ask
him if he thinks he oan paddle along
alone when all the other Industries
arc getting Into linc with the aim of
bettering their conditions, and that
only tho farmer is trying to "go lt"
Dear reider, you are the man to do
this s arting. You are as much inter
ested and v/ill be as much beuelltel as
any one, so why should yot walt to
begin? G ib ri^ho out and ta? kio the
lirst firmer you meet, tell him your
township will hold a meeting at a
certain place at a certain time, make
him pr< mise to b3 there, and promt.o
also to bring with him at lest three
other men. Hurry-up now and let
North Carolina gat" Into lino with
other cotton simes. Tue cotton grow
ers of NpiCh Carolina must organizo
fully ti^ts fall. Wo must be In shape to
keo_r oursolvos Informed as to crop
|<jondltionfi, extent of crop, and fair
price to re -eive for crop.
Unidor, if y< u do not understand
this C >bton Growers' Association lt
ls time for you to wake up and learn
about lb. The quickest way for you
to obtain this learning ls to taite
j your neighbors Into bol ling a meet
j lug, write to Sicretary T. lt. Parker
for constitution of township organlz
ation, road this ab your meeting and
dect officers at onoe.
That's tlie way to do it, and you
are tho man to do it.
Your wheat won't bo cut If you
walt for your neighbor.
C. O. Moonie.
Mecklenburg Co., N. C.
A y or AiCC Condition ol' Cotton.
The crop esMmating board of the
bureau of statistics of the depart
menti of agriculture In Its bulletin ls
B?<?d Tuesday, reports that the aver
age condition of condition of cotton
On September 26 was 71 2, as oom
parod with 72.1 on August 26, I006j
75 8 on September 16, 1004, t5f> 1 on
September 26, loo.'}, and a ten year
average of titi. 1 Tho following tr.ble
shows tho condition of bho cotton
orop by States on S: ptember 26, with
the ten-year average*;
Sept. 25. Ten-Year
Georgia. 70 70
South Carolina.74 tilt
North Carolina. 77 70
Indian Territory... .78 70
Virginia. 77 7 i
Klllod in a Wrnok.
In a collision between a Louisville
and Nashville light engine and a
Southern railway freight near Hoyles,
Ala., Thursday, II, B. Abercrombie,
of Villa Hloa, Ga., extra Urem an on
tho Southern, was killed and M. Ful
j guam, engineer, Hrakornan Davis and
Fl rennin GlflSS of tito Southern and
IO igloeor Jones and Conductor Stow -
art of tho Louisville and Nashville
were Injured. ______
Peter Smith, au Old neg-o. was
hanged at Marshall, N. C., on Mon
day for assaulting a young white girl.
The exeoutlon was wltnesyd by 2,000
people. Smlbh protesto'"1 his Inno
cenco to the last. ^..J
Bowed Ulir MoL?iL
A young man narr"'10'?, ?owell has
been arrested by tl od Sbates
authorities on tito jBfc__r_ f sending
an obgcrtne postal Bfc0Ujii1 yKl
malls to a young 1 MWj Hrtauburg.
HOLD YOUR COTTON.
Aa Threat Jppeai ?o tho Farmer?,
Merohants and Bankers.
IIHIIC at lon H That (J vow oro Ari? Not
Putting Tholr Produot on Mark
et In Homo Seotions.
The following appeul to the far
ruera, merchants and hankers of the
Slate ls made by the president of the
Southern Cotton Association, Mr. E.
To the Farmers, Merohants and Bank
ers of Scuth Carolina:
In view of the present deolino In
the prloa of ootton I oonalder lt my
duty to make au appeal to the farm
?rs to hold their ootfcou efl the mar
kot. I atk that the merohants and
bankers assist them In d ring this.
The merohants by not pressing them,
and tho bankers by londlug them sufll
nient, money on tholr ootton to enable
them to meot tho obligationa that
o*nnot be deferred.
I Tho price Axed by the executive
nommltteo at Asheville at ll cents
m&y seem to gomo rather high, but
when tho Now Orleans oonventlon
Axed cotton at IO cents tho difference
hoi.ween tho current price at that
timo and 10 cents v#as veey muoh
grcator than the current price now
and ll cents. You will recall that
ootton when tho Now Orleans con
vontion assembled was under seven
about six and a half. By standing
together, by unity of aotlon, by a lil
tlo saorlfico and patriotism, the S ?uth
ern Ootton Association forced the
consumer to pay to tho producer more
than 10 cents. Ilavo you though
what that difference In prloo meant
to the individual and the south? Thc
grower has a right to tlx tho prloo of
hhs product, anti can fix it If he wll
stand by thsl association, whloh ie
making a gallaut light to keep the
speculators from getting cotton ai
their own price.
Lot every farnm withdraw his oot
ton from tho market. This will oheok
the receipts, and tho market will be
obliged to ad vance. If you have to
sell, try bi lind some man who will
buy lt and retire lt from the market.
There are plenty of men lu each conn
ty of sufficient moana and patriotism
to do this.
IQ spite of tho report clrou'ated by
the bears and their allied interest win
aro trying to depress tho price of your
cotton, wo aro reliably Informed
throughout tho southern states,
through the Infl uence of the Southern
Cotton association, that tho farmers
are holding their cation off the mar
ket. Let us stand by our southern
brothers in this groat fight. Di means
the llnanc'al emancipation of our oe
lovf d southland.
In a word tho situation resolves It
self Int ? a clear, clean-out battle bi
twixt the farmer and the speculator.
Had the government report been hull
ish and cuditrions reported eu'?h aa to
warrant an advance In the future mar
ket, iti would have beon olftlmod that
conditions warranted or brought aboul
the minimum price for wh'oh we are
contending. As it ls the ovemment
has brought out another 1 iloulous es
timate as to condition, and the bears
are confidently prediotieg a large crop,
therefore If the farmer.1 jd mer
ohants wllI*now hw.."..,., Mt cotton
absolutely hold lt off- e> spinners
must havn their supplies t?/.d coming
Into the market will q ?lokly rais* the
price to that of our minimum. This
seems almost another providential op
portunity Uko last year to test cur
ability to cjntrol the market. Let
every mun see to lt that ho will ab
solutely withhold his cotton for 30
days. E. D. SMITH,
Presidents. 0. Div. S. ?. Asscc.ation.
BURNED TO DEATH.
t\ Now York Toneiiiont Viro JIAIIIIM
In New York threo children were
burned to death, their parents res
cued and taken In a dying condition
to St. Mary's hospital. Five othei
tenants sent to hospitals suff;rlrg
from burns anti two llroman hurt In a
ll e in a four-story flxt house In Raid
avenue, la'o Thursday nl^ht.
Other incidents of tho Bro were the
birth of a child while the mothor was
being removed from the burning build
lng and an accident which wrecked
Fire Chief (Jroker's automobile, and
In whleh tho chief narrowly escayod
Tue lire Is behoved to be Incendiary.
The hallways of thc aulldlng were
Ulled with flames and smoko and every
occupant of the building was asleep
when the flames were discovered by
William Tease and James Nugget,
(Beman, who were off duty.
They found a ladder In tho back
yard, and after climbing up the lire
escap s, awoke the tenants by broak
lng Into their apartments.
At the top floor the Uro had spread
m< st rapidly.
The two rescuers were compelled to
carry Mrs. Joseph Hanleln, erie of
tho tenants of that floor, down the
lire eticapc. In doing so tho ladder at
the bottom br< ko and tho woman fell
on Teaso, injuring him seriously.
Mr. and Mts. Donnelly, who ooou
plod tito other part of the upper 11 ?or,
were afterward found unoonsolOSS on
tho fl ?or of their rooms, where they
tried to reach a window and failed.
Tiley were, brought out, but the
ll remen did not know that thoir
three children were asleep In their
beds until their bumed bodies were
O ber occupants of tho building
were swung from tho windows aero; s
tho.se of au adjoining building or were
dropned Into tho arma of mon bMow
ind when tho lire department arrived
tho building was allre from top tn
Mr.i. lt iso Mosos was carried on a
mattress across the street whoro she
gave hirth to a boy.
Fireman Ohrlstophor Lsavy was
knocked from a ladder by a stream of
water and suffered concussion of tho
While hurrying to the lire, Chief
(Jroker's automobile was upset and
tho ohlef thrown out and badly shak
Jeromlah Donnelly and his wife,
arc suffering from laving Inhaled
flames or smoko and aro not likely to
Wa? lt Hat??
Strange noises being heard from be
hind a ploture lu St. Anthony's ohurch
In the village of Sourcolla, provlnooof
Aquilla, Italy, tho parish priest re
moved tho panol and dlsoovorcd a
beautiful fresco, reprosontlng St.
Francis of Assisi, evidently thc work
of an old mastor. Most of his Hook
cry "Mirado I" A few skeptics.
WEATHER AND 0R0P3!
l/ust II |>o?; ior tho UurcKU *or tfg| I
Year luau d, 1
Tho wcathor bureau In ohargo ot*
Seotlon Dlreotor Bauor Issued Wed '
nosday tho tlnal crop report for the
year as follows: Tho week ending
Monday, October 2nd, had a mean
temperature about four dgreos above
normal in tho oantral and western
parts and about normal on tho coast.
Tho extremes wore a maximum of
91 at Blackville on September 25th,
and a minimum of 50 at Fi- renee and
Groonvllloon September 28th. There
was considerable cloudiness ovor the
otstern pa?t, but almost continu?la
feuashluo over tho western part*.
Tuero wero no high winds or o'h.r
conditions that wero damaging to
crops or that iutorfered with farm
With the oxo pvlon of traco cf rain
ovor tho oastem half of tho state, the
week wus without proolpltatlon. The
drouth^ has b'carno Intensified over
the central and western counths
where tho ground ls too ha. el and dry
for fall plowing and scedlug opera
tlons, and when, In m my localities,
water ls scarc3, with wells and small
streams rapidly drying up. The
weather ondltltns wero entirely fav
orable for haying operations and fot
gathering ojrn and cotton,
There has boen no chango in condi
tion of cotton, except that thero con
tlnues to be some premature opening.
Tue entire, crop has oponed Uuusu?! y
fast aud picking will be finished ear
Uer than usual wi.h continued favora*
bio woather. In a few localities there
is a small top orop. but for the crop
In general, and on saudy lands In par
ticular, tito top crop ls unimportant,
.Mid the occuronce of either au early
or a very lato killing frost will not
vary tho yield materially. Tho aver
age of the aotual liguros from a fu l re
port on tho pnoontage of tho crop al
ready picked, indicate that for the
eastern division of the state 71 per
cent. har.'lean picked; In tho central
division 7(5 per cent., and in tho west
ern dividion 51) per cent. Reports on
sea-island Ind ic ito that ab ut 30 per
cent has been plckod. At least two
tbirds nf the unpicked cotton ls ready
to pick, a d picking will be prac.leal
ly finished, with continued favorable
weather, by the end of October.
All late food and f jrage crops arr
suffi-ring for rain. Corn is being
housed i i many facilities. Weather
ideal for swing pea-vine h%y and fer
haying generally, but has bien uuf.i
vorable on truck along tho coast, and
for bowing fall oats.
A BIG SYNDICATE.
President Jordan ?ml Sccrotary
Choatham Now in Now Yolk.
II arvie Jordan, and It'ohard Cheat
ham, secretary of the Southern Cotton
Association, arrived in New York ov
Saturday and have since that tim?
oeen lb closo consultation with the ca
pltalists who are Interested In the 1,
000,000 bale purchasing syndloato pro
j -cb. John Martin, agent of the Farm
era' Union, iu also In Now York, and
ls interested In the same matter.
Although the plan was not formally
presented at tho Asheville moeblng
Mr. Jordan lins been lu constant edna
-unlcation wicii those Interested since
that timo. He would have been In ^ew
Yoik before had lt not been that his
mmy duties detained him lu the
Sou ? h.
The project seems to moot with the
nearly approval of all those who are
Interested In a higher price to the cot
ton producers for his staple, and lt ls
said that thc Now Yoik capitalists
JV ho are. interested in tue matter have
their money ready an I are willing to
at once put up $1,000,000 if lt ls de
drcd to bind themselves to carry oui
their part of the pr j ^cb.
Mr. Jordan is very confident that
the farmers will hold for ll cents any
way, hut, thinks that this purchase
syndicate would Insure an 11-cent
The plan, as hss been explained be
fore, is an agreement between a syn
dicate and the Southern Cotton Asso
elation and tho Farmers' Union, by
wit ich tho syndicate agrees to buy 1,
000,000 bales of ottonat mlnl-rum
price of 11 couts a pound. Tho associa
don will obtain the cotton from lt*
nvmberf, each man soiling only a part
of his crop to the syntlloite, and hold
lng the rest for the minimum price.
The project, which Is a most elabo
rate one In Its details, and which
would make the syndicate tho biggest
and most powerful spot cotton factor
In tho world, has been submited to
sumo cf tho leading financiers and
bankers of New York and approvee".
by them, lt ls expected that an lm
portant announcement will bo made
In the matter in a few days.
TO RAI8E P?ICJB OF COTTON.
itull Pool H?N Millions tor tho Pur*
l> HO Hay? Ila} 11?.
A dispatch from New Orleans sajs
that Frank B. II ay ne, the noted cot
ton bull operator returning to New
Orleans after a three month's absence
on the floor of the New York cotton
exchange, declared that thc hull pool
now operating to raise tho price of
cotton is the r eheat pool over organ
Izod in America, and ls amply able to
do what it has set out to accomplish.
llayne's statements regarding thc
poul haye broken the mystery Bur
rounding the new aggregation which
experts to putOOttOQ on the top notch.
Heretofore tho greatest seorecy has
been maintained regarding every do
tall of tho pools personnel arni move
ments and fv?n Mr, I lay h?. was not
ready to ?Ive the whole matter to the
He stated, however, that the pool
was not com tosed of southern men,
although many New Orloans mon, he
doolan tl, arc very bullish on cotton.
Mr. Ilayno would not admit nor deny
that he was In the pool himself, but
statod that, bis ideas were in line with
thc Ideas of those In tho deal, which
was that cotton is e-hcap at tho pres
ent prleo, and that during no month
of tho coming year will tho staple
sell for loss than 10 oonts.
ilayno ostlmat's tho orop at 10,
500,000 bales. Tho demand, ho says
will be enormous. Ilayno is very suc
cessful cotton man, having mado mil
lion;: of dolla;;: In a very short time
hy his deals In cotton. What he says
on the subject of ootton has great
weight In New Orleans, where ho ls
well known. He thinks ootton cheap
at ten oonts.
Cot oft' Ldglit.
Columbus W. Walker was convict
ed at Covington, Ga., on Monday of
wlfc-mur.ler and, the jury having re
commended him to mercy, waa sen
tenced to tho penitentiary for lifo.
L mi )
THE SHABBY BATHTUB/*.
I* May I' ii ? 11 y no nimio JUrtocht, Vr??i
Among tho crosses ninny housewives
have to annoy them Is n butbtub of hu
Invltiug appearance In a room that otb
irwlso looks fresh and clean. The tar
shed surface may rcfuso to become
lit, no matter what cleaning mute
hohiK your own wforkmau you
at u trifling expenso make tho tub
desirable. Procure a small can of
non paint of any light color de
u can of enamel paint of the
color and a good si ?/.ci jp, brush.
Cut C'e?t or ten Inch pieces of yellow
soap iu\fo bits and put lt over the fire
to dlssol. '? lu a couple of quarts of wa
ter. Flin the bathtub with bot water
and UII;'O\Y lu a generous handful of
powdered borax and tlie dissolved
soap.. When the water becomes cool
cnmigh to put the hands lu lt rjerub the
surface with a brush, letting thc water
run off us the work ts done. Again port
ly All the tub with bot water and scrub
lt with the brush and sand soap to
make nure that all greasy particles
have been removed. Then rinse It In
clear hot water and thoroughly dry.
Cover lt with two coatings of thc
common paint, letting one thoroughly
dry before putting on the second coat.
Thou give It several coats of tho en
amel paint, nils paint will dry more
quickly than the other, and flic bath
will no longer bo an unsightly object.
Caro must be used not to run bot water
Into tho bath nlono until tho paint bas
hardened.-Philadelphia Lodger. ?
THE CARE OF HER GOWNS. \\
'Jilin Womnn'n M< 'lioil I* Worthy ot
uduc. Widely Cni>lc<5.
A time ?aver ls the plan which a wo
man who has much of her dressmaking
done lu the house has evolved In the
care of her gowns. She keeps all of
ber waists for each gown If not th?
whole gown itself in boxes. With tt
she puts the little bunch of silk or
scraps of lace ?nd ribbon that were
left. Bli?; also puts In the particular
bunch of niching that she bas selected
for wearing with lt so that In ease of a
fresh piece balng needed or any little
change being thought of she has erery
thlug nt hand ready when ehe tokos
down the box.
As may be Imagined, she is one wno
i can odd a touch here ?nd make a
chango there In ber collar or belt ar
rangements, little Improvements which
in true femlnlue fashion she often
ninkos s few minutes before rho puts
the dress on. for this and for any ac
cident which happens to the gown the
scraps already nt hand ore Invaluable.
The same pinn nppllcs lu keeping tho
veils which go with lt In the box with
each hat, vrhero they have more room
than In a common veil box and where
Hie time ls saved which lt takes to got
out two boxes.-Pittsburg Dispatch,
Don't wear big sleeves oud big hats
If you nre short.
Don't JutrTp Into your clothes ond ex
pect to look dressed.
Tight gloYcs will go on more easily
If wanned before putting on thu bauds
than If put ou wbeu cold.
In sewing on buttons havo tho kuot
cf the threud on the right side directly
under thc button and soe if thu button
does not stay on longer.
Whatever muy be tho shape of ber
foot a woman should bo particularly
careful to be well shod, and tho ugUc*
thc foot tho moro careful sb? ought
Never have the top of tb? boots tight,
as lt Interferes with the actlou of tho
calf muscles, makes oue wulk badly
and spoils the shape of the ankle.
In making buttonholes In goods that
fray eneby lt ls u great help to stitch
twice around on the sowing machine
before the hole ls cut, us a firmer foun
dation ls secured and no fraying ro
Ph yd loni Training.
A physician points out hi a contcra
lornry that there ls not tho slightest
need of girls to eugago in olaborate
gymnastic exercises or to practico
beauly culture !n order to obtain good
complexions rid healthy physiques.
The very best training for tho muscles
ls to b? found in ordinary housework,
and when th * body ls perfectly healthy
tho skin will be cleared and th? eyes
brightened, lit ls not given to all girls
to be able to Indulge In outdoor sports,
which ls, of com;'?, the Ideal way of
getting exercise, but nil can perform
simple household dutle?, and these, If
done with op?n windows and Sn ? brisk
way, will do far moro for those who
perform them, says this doctor, than
Tiic Tul* of thc- Mouth.
It ls the mouth which tells tb? tale
of a fretful und Irritable disposition. It
ls this feature which acts us a glvo
nwoy when a womuu wishes to oppear
something that ?lie isn't. A woman
may spend n small fortune In cosmetics
and massage, but if she doesn't watch
her mouth and keep lt sweet her mon
ey Is wasted, for sh? cannot bo good
looking. A perpetually smiling woman
ls au offense ngalnst good tnsto, but a
woman with u sweet, expressiv? mouth
ls the loveliest thing In the world, but
there ure very few of them.
Th? luipt-OTcn Feminine l'l,r?lu.u?.
Mrs. aunuurd declares that th? moti
on! woman ls not athletic, but tti?t
tho tall, finely developed young crea
ture of the duy owes her appearance
to the fact that she Ls no longer scourg
ed by tuberculosis und that sk? ka?
been brought up moro by ber mot?aec
nial more In tho dining room lustend
of by persons of lower class in rooms
at the top of tho house.-London Post.
Attltudo ol tho Spinner?.
C. W. McAra, president of the
Master Cotton Spinners' Association
of Great Britain says tho ?pinners had
DO quarrel with American cotton plant
ers, had no deslro to Interioro with
their legitimate prollts and had no ob
jectlon to the fluctuations brought
about by a small or a large yield. As1
a matter of fact, tho grower would be
well rewarded in an ordinary season
by a return of 8 cents per pound. Hy
gambling operations, however, tho
prlco had been advanced for sevoral
seasons to 14 cents per pound and
higher, which meant an advance on
the world's crop of $180,000,000. The
American spinner, Mr. McAra adds,
'i no hnrllu I,., ... o......... ; ffnfl TOllM?.
oan Spinners, tho cost of tho carriage
of cotton to New England mills being
as groat as the cost of oarrlago by sea
A negress, Rachael lhirkott, was
found doad noar her homo at John
ston. Coroner's inquest rendered s
verdiot that death resulted from a
broken nook, oauscd by unknown per
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Cotton G?ntiers asd 1
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Make Oood Voter?. .
In an address delivered bofore thou
ands of peoplo at the LewlB and
)larkexposition at Portland last wcok, i
3ov. Frank R. Gooding, Idaho's ohtcf c
xecutlve, spoko enthusiastically of
die equal suffrage situation lu Idaho.
'I^aho ls especially proud of the fact
ihat wo have ?quil suffrage lu cur
r.ate," he said. "I have always been
?n ardent believer in equality at the
Dallot box. It was my good fortune
>0 be one of tho co:nmmlttoe who
iraftod tho ?rat resolution ever pre
sented to tho people of Idaho through
ibo Republican party, favoring equal
iuffrago. As a result of thoso prom
bos, the worn ?niof our state now en
Joy the freedom of the ballot. ThiB
ict ot Justioe has beon greatly ap
preolatod by tho good women of Ida
io, who have shown their apprecia
tion by tho aotive Interest they have
:aken in publiera flairs. Equal suffrage
toe done a great deal to improve poll?
loal conditions In Ihaho. Today no 1
.arty dares nominate a man for odlce
vhose oharactor ls not olean, and who
.ras not chown his appreciation of the i
mme. There aro many other good
Goings that ,might be said of equal
iuffrago. But this, of itself, lt seem?
GO me, is sufllcionb to commend it to j
ill good citizens." This is the tcstl- \
jaony of a mau wno has seen woman j
iuffrago tried. If woman suffrage la [
moh a good thing out in Idaho, why jj
vould lt not be> good thing for South B
"Outrageons Oorriuuton," t
Referring to "life insuranoa abu*. [
DS" the St, Louis Globe-Domoorat, a
republican papor, says: t
Every dollar of life Insurance profits A
Improperly turned into tho pookots of ?
Individuals, or secretly placed to in- j
tluence selfish legislation, is a species i
ot outrageous corruption, a robbery of J
the many for the rapacious few. Thc '
timo to apply tho remedy is at the c
moment of deteotion, and no one has s
a right to ojmplaln if tho oure ls ?lern 1
lu its nature. ,v,
That belog true, says the Common i
er, what will the Globe-Demoorat say !
with respcot to the suggestion that >
tho republican national committee y
"put it baok?" The I muran oe inquiry >
disclosed that one insurance company
has contributed $160,000 to the repub- J
Hean national campaign fund during
tho last three presidental campaigns. \
This money belonged to tho policy- j
holders, and was contributed without
their consent. According to the Globe
Democrat, these contributions to the
republican oampaign fund amount to <
"a spcoics of autrageous corruption, a j
robbery of tho many for the rapaoious
few." Of course, putting it back
would bo a oure "stern in its nature"
but, In tho language of tho Globe
Demoorat "the time to apply the
remedy ls at the moment of detection."
One remedy is to provide publicity for
all contributions to political funds,
and the prohibition of such contribu
tions 07 corporations. But "at the
moment of dotection" the Qrst remedy
Is "put it br ck."
Tito WkRca Of Sin 1? Death.
A traglo commentary on tho Inevit
able consequences of Bin was furnish
ed in the press of last week when a
self confessed murderer of thhty years
ago took his own Ufo at San Francis
co, 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 veara ago this
human llend had rr ordered a young
girl and esoaped dotcotlon. Ho caw
another man condemned and executed
and himself wont soot free. He went
west, married and determined to for
get the past and livo a decent life,
but the memory of his crime haunted
him; the constant fear of detection,
tho ghostly thoughts of two souls sent
into eternity by him tortured his
mind. Settlors from his old Ohio
home oame to his new homo, and for
fear of dotcotlon ho ran away to Doath
Valloy in California, thore to live in
despair and Isolation until his own
deed caused him to raise his hand
against nlmself. This is as dramatio
a picture of retribution and of the In
exorable operation of the moral law of
compensation as has cvor beon scon.
It might form tho basis of a powerful
tragedy (for tho stago or for /lotion, lt
ropresents tho stern decrees of fate
that pursue the man who sins. Thore ls
no escape from lt, no avenue of relief;
io thin g left but concession ind a free
xmsclonco, nothing to do but to ?land
aeforo ono's fellow-man, solf-confess
?il and In a true light, or oommlt sul
3lde, and "sulolde '? said Webster,
"ls Confession." Why, bhon, asks the
Den vor Hews, does not all of clvlllz
?1 mankind recognize this relentless
leoreo of fate and escape the misery
md remorso of &v ignominious lifo
md death by resisting sin? The ques
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bioa has never been fully answered.
lt is as old as Pharaoh and yet as
/oung as the deeds of today. It is
is old as human nature, and the final
loswer will never be given until men
ire made over again into a now life.
Tho Trnth Ilium
The Burlington Nows fiays th ?I?
?or of an Indiana paper beoauae w?ed
)f being called a liar so he annuuncod
ihat he would tod tho truth in the fu
ture. Tho firot Issue thereafter oon
jalned the following:
"John Bonin, the laziest m^rohant
n town, mado a trip to Bellvine Tuea
"JohnCoyle, our groeorymau, is do?
ng a poor business. Ills store is dlrty^,..
lusty and noxiously odoriferous. H6w
jan ho expcot to do muoh?"
"Rev. Styx preaohrd last Saturday
light on oharlty.1 The Bcrmon was
"Dave Sonkoy died at his home in
lilli place. Tho dcotor gave it out as
leart fallaro. Tho fact is, he was.
hunk, and whiskey ls what killed,
'.Married - MUs Sylvia Rhodes and
fames Connan, last Saturday evening
;t tho Baptist parsonsgo. Tho bride?
B a very ordinary town girl whx does't.
mow any moro than a Jack-rabbit
?bout cooking, and never helped nor
oother three days in her life. Sho i?;
lot a boauty by any means, and has a
?alt Uko a fat dook. The groom ls.
rcll known as an up to dato loafer,
le's been living off tho uid folks all
tis lifo and don't amount to shuoks..
?hey will have a hard lifo.
The paper had no sooner reached
he publlo than a oommittoe wa?sent-,
o him bearing a potltion aBklng him
o continue in the good old way, and
tatod that thoy behoved him to be a
ruth ful and henest man.
A CALIFORNIA paper lays bad water
tills as roany poople as bad whiskoy
loes. That may bo so, but then wo
lon't have to pay for the water.