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the South Carolina [Branch
of flic Cotton Association.
HELD ON WEDNESDAY.
All thc Old Officers Were Rcelt
Resolutions CoucerjijfljP the Acre
eire aid Holding Cotton Were
To Put Ware
house AdWcalc lo
The Columbia State says^OJjftra
may laugh aud Jeer at the great move
meut for the elevation of the prloo of
ootton as iutended by tho Southern
Cotton association and the subdivis
ions In tho va ri mu States, but if these
sneers oould havo been present Wed
nesday at the convention of the South
Carolina men who are back of the
great agitation, their Ideas would
have been altered. They wero not
fanatics, these mon, not frenzied by
poverty Into fabulous day dreams aud
visions of untold luxury. They were
representativo, intelligent and sub
stantial, and working steadily and
towa?O a clear solution of their plan.
Tho determination and vigor with
wbiob these delogates approached the
?8?U,'S were remarkable. There were
Ovor 120 present from every portion
^^??-Uie. j?tate_ and ei e 1 displayed a
lively f?it?rest in the proceedings.
Turee sossious of the convention
were held, but the delegates responded
to all, even In the face of the horrible
vve?t.her, and despite the faot that so
roany wished to be at their bernis.
At night the numbers wbr?""Sligutly
Perhaps the most important thing
done by the convention was the deol
sion to appointa warehouse promoter.
Although it was at llrsb thought a
good thing to have a committee of
several leading spirits, it was after
wards decided that these could not
do the cillclent work of one enthusias
tic man. Tho promotor will go Into
iVjBry county In the State and urge
armers to er c j warehouses.
the elllcers were unanimously
reeli otecbS^ln c mnecllon with these,
Mr. E. D. ?S?Ith, the president, was
eleotcd a naumai committee tn*m by
acclamation. \Tne trust imposed in
Mr. Smith by b^ State association
was manifest jwRmghout thc con
vention. Thejjjthci deiegato eleotcd
was Mr. Melj/Tr Williamson of Dar
D.legates were elected to the con
vention of the Southern ass( elation in
New Orleans hext week and an exe cu
tive committee was appointed. lt
was also determined to ask a bale tax
of 10 cents lt! each county, the vari
ous counties to formulate their own
pl:\m' of receiving these contributions.
Redie Mon of acreage where not re
du'oed iast year and tho holding of the
cotton were two points dwelt upon
throe.ghoul tho meetings with enthu
After his re-eleeUC.-. Mr. Smith
mado an excellent speech, w hich was
naet with f rt quent and interrupting
applause and the nat ural magnetism
of the sees ker held his hearers intent.
When Mc Smith bad flnlshod
speaking, me names of the delegates
wcro taken as follow?. :
Abbeville-lt. A. C icatham, A. F.
OJ'nkscales, S. A. Allen.
Aiken-W. W. Wolsey, E. D. La
mar, Geo* Lan lrum, Carey Lamar, D.
H,. Cross n.
Anderson-J. B, Douthltt, B.
Bamberg- -J oo. W. Orum, W. 0.
II. C. McMillan,
well-L. W. Youmans, W. T.
jalones, G. Brandt,
?t r%; Gofer th.
S. T. McKeuwn, T. J.
fgham, W. II. Hardin, J. B.
ylle. P. L. Harden.
Phostorflcld-J. T. Hurst.
Clarendon.C. D. Hodges, (). 0.
Scarborough. J. D. Rutledge, R, A.
Sublett, L juts Appelt, W. D. Gamble,
A. E. Smith: S. W. Haynsworth.
Oolleton-P. M. Vaun, W. C.
Brandt, W. B. druber.
- darlington E, M. Williamson, W.
10. da in j.s, O. D. Lee. J. T, Rjgers,
E. M. R ige rs.
Florene T. W. Williamson, T. B,
Mc B ry do, Is'. C. Commander, Walter
Gregg, H. W. Floyd.
Greenville- H. 15. Tindal, R. M.
Cleveland, .1. W. Kendricks, J. S
Peden, B. W. Woodward.
Greenwood.W. I. Mooro, G. M.
Klnard, W. L. Anderson, J. N. Lips
con.b, J. D. Williams.
Il or ay- D. A. Spivey,
Keralnw- B. ll Boykin, G. W.
M ?seley, B. N. Bjthune, J. M. Jones,
W. O McDonald, IS. Kelly, A. II.
Lancaster--T. J. Strait, O.L.Mo
Manus, W. Mci). Brown, Dallas O.
Potts, G?d. W. .1 ?nos.
Laurens-W. C. Irby, T. Mc. Ro
per, J. II, Whartrn.
Lee-John J. Shaw, T, .J. lr ll, J.
W. E'Jgllbh, Dr. IS. Y. Alford, S. W.
Marlon- i)?. Wado Staokbouso, R,
.1'. Hamer, Jr., H. J Blackwoil.
Marlboro-lt M. Pegues, Coas.
Crosland, T. S. Evans, W. A. Rogers,
I?'. P. B. P gufiS.
Newberry-R T. C. Hunter, G G.
Hooter, W. IC. Sllgh, Allen lohnaon.
Coonee J. P. Str hiing
Orangeburg- J. E. Wannamaker,
Lil u.c. F. H. Batos, L. A. Oir
08' ie Keilor, N. N. Hayden, G.
i?.V.l. y.O. II. Wier gos, J. l<\ Feb
Saludi B. W. Crouch, W. F,
Whittle, L, B. Blouse,
Spar tanbury T. J. Moore, E. L.
Arche , J. ELGcsnell, H. A. wingo,
L. G. Miller.
Sumter-A, B. S tu okey, A, K.
Sanders, J. A. Wood by, It, 1. Man
Union- F. M. Tan-, It. G. Hill, D'.
J . Girt gory. '
Williamsburg-W. I. Bryan.
York- C. IO Spencer, W. B. Wit?
son, H. Gordon, J. J?'. A she, W. S.
Tho roport Of tho executive com
raittco WJ?S read and adopted as fol
"Tho ex ?OU tl ve committee of the
S ?Uth?rn Cotton association, South
Carolina division mel in tho OffiOO Ot
tho association, Jan. 2nd, 1000. Pros
cot wen : M9 sri. Cleveland, Pogues,
Farr arid Singleton.
"Tho president appointed Dr. Wado
Staokhotiso to (il) vacancy caused by
ho death cf Mr. A. C. Eyles.
TT-' V-7s. s
"The committee examined/ uuoit
and accounts bf tho treasurer add
oueok?d off the ?ame. ' They Und that
this division cf tho association luvt
received from all smrces $7 030 3,2,'
and has paid out to tho national asso
ciation $2 300, expenses $2;3*3. OD,
salaries $1,081 33,makln?r -.aii'wlal of
??.G27.02-lervlng a hallie ot hand
to the credit of. tbiifTWSoolation of
' .i>a8(nvea,.t*hat salaries (f tho
om, DM etAfVf 'allon be tendered
the nt rr ?.M ee
aestre to o di tho
- . of tho association to the
.vork accomplished by the oQloers of
the asst elation, tho president, the vice
president, the eeoretary and tho treas
urer, to whom ls due in a great meas
ure the suooess of the movement, and
we take pleasure in extending bbom
our warmest thanks.
"All of which is rcBpcobftilly sub
"R. MAYS CLKYKLAND,
"F. M. FA HU,
rj' "KiCllAUD SlNOLKTdN,
"It. M. PKOUKS,
Treasurer Hyatt reported collec
tions as follows*.
Abbeville. .$ 50 00
A ikon. 141 25
Hamborg. 115 86
Bcrkoley. 10 00
Charleston. 25 00
Chester Held. 301 36
Clarendon. 221 08
Oolletop. HO li
?arlington... 000 00
Uigelield.-. .. 5 15
Fat nield. ?5.00
Florence. 453 00
Georgetown. 100 00
Greenville. 417 00
Lancaster. 20 35
Laurens. 277 oo
Marion... 318 00
Marlboro. 1,160 66
Newberry. 105 !)2
Coonee. 14 25
Orangeburg. 1, J 18.86
lbckens. 60 CO
Richland. 7UJ) <>0
Saluda. 130 1)1
Spartanburg. 577 43
Sumter. 232 77
Union. 300 00
Williamsburg. 33 05
From other Bourcts. I,t07 07
Mr. F. Et. Weston, the secretary pf
the association, announced that be
wished to contribute to the associa
tion the salary of $000, which the as
sociation had expected to pay him.
Mr. R. I. Manning made a ringing
speech, In which he urged that Mr.
Watson having worked hard and faith
fully, should accept the money, even
If only as a token of esteem. Other
speeches were made In fcupport of this
motion and a vote was taken, bling
unanlmoin In favor of the motion.
The old etti jera w;ro reelected for
the ensuit g year as follows; Pr?sidant,
10 ?. Smith of Smith; vloo president,
ll. li. Tindal of Greenville; secretary,
F. EL. Weston of Richland; treasurer.
F. H. Hyatt of Richland.
After some discussion it was decid
cd to appoint one member from each
county. The chairman appointed one
delegate from oaoa of these arid th
convention adj ?urned for dinner at 2
o'clock willie the big o?mmlttee of
over 30 members m !b lo the interim
to formulate pl ins f^r a warehouse
At tho afternoon session various
r?solutions were handed in and turned
over to thc committee on resolutions,
which with thc other committee re
tired to consult. Oa motion of Mr.
Mciver Williamson a committee cf
tivo was appointed by the chair to
confer as to salaries.
Thc warehouses committee recom
mended that a warehouse committee
consisting of seven men, one from cadi
congressional district, ba appointed,
thc chairman to bc the secretary of
thc State association, who should abo
represent his district. This commit
tee was to cooperate with county
Committees of not less than three
members, who should bo appointed by
tho various county presidents.
After much discussion Cid. L. W.
V nunans brought tho matter to a
Hoad by moving that the executive
)ommittee instoad of a warehouse
committee appoint tho warehouse
tgent and pay him such salary aa they
?co flt and that the oountv ommlt
tees of not less than tnre.o be appoint
ul by the county presidents to cooper
ite wi tli this agent. Tnls was adopt
Tiie committee on resolution then
eported and a resolution that acreage
io reduced 25 per cent, except where
t had been done In 1006 and whore
,here was only one mule to ten acres
vas adopted. Thc word "plow" was
lubstltuted for the "mule" without,
liscusslon. Another resolution adopt'
ld was that the county secretaries rc
lort to the Columbia (dice tin; result
if the county cb otlons, especially that
if tho delegates to thc State associa
,lou. S'lll another resolution adopted
indorsed the Sonthorn Cotton assoob
it lon, urged closer bond between grow
;r and spinner, between farmer ann
?,vnker and urged the rv prest nt at I ves
ind .senators In congress to uso mean
,o m.iko foreign mirkots favorable to
V mer loan and Southern products. An
ither clause advooatcd diversification
f products and tho raising of home
A resolution was recommended pro
dding for a bale tax levy for the sup
lort of tho State, county aud South*
:rn association, one third bj go to
laoh. After some disown lon a r?solu
don providing for a lu cent tex with
laoh county to formulate the plan
was passed. Thc words of tho resolu
tion do not make thc tax obligatory
jut only "ask" for lt.
A rather radical resolution ?as
tdopted in regard to Chinese labor.
T its roads:
"Whereas, our Chinese Immigration
a vs have been apparently formed un
lor the pressure of labor unions, rein
forced by race prejudice, and
;Yliorcas, lt ls high time for our
-jjjoi.il liitcTt?ts, reinforced by
[merlcan oom meroe, to take a
land In forming thou*, laws a-?d
"Whereas, the Chinese rxo'udon
vet is not only in violation of their
treaty rights, but Us application ls
;arrlcd on In HU oh harsh and ut.Jost
nannor as to caine that ami ah!
loaco-loving and frlondly race tu riso
II resentment, as wi tues* tho hi ?yo itt
if American wares
"Resolved, That our senators and
opresontatives in congress bo urged
,0 tako this matter promptly and vlg
?rously in hand to .the end that lustlce
nay he done and our comnv rv. ".'*
Douuln NOT? Booti*,
Mankind is already on the threshold
A aerial traunportat on b/ bodies
savior tbau tho air, said Alexander
?r o nun Boll, of Washington.
"It m i> coue m a rew montos or a
few yearn; Indeed, we are 'beginning
Lo do lt now, I am speaking, not
dmply of my own eilorts but of tho
work of all Investigators. Personally
[ do uot cu o who does lt, so that lt h.
Publ?Qlty~has not prevloutly been
?lven'tfr tho feature of bis late re
mits, which Mr. Ball regards most
ngnlQcant.- This rebu.t ls success - In
making a kitelike mechanism, unat
bached by a rope, moving alone In the
Ur and dovold of any engine of pro
pulsion sall forward against the wind
ind rise while so doing. The rigid
wing night of tho larger birds is a
performance of this very nature, and
the result led Mr. Bell to remark :
"Mah will in due time be able to
war very much after the manner ol
tho eagle, whtoh utilizes the energy
jf the wind, against which it liles for
its own propulsion, without using its
muscles other than dlreotlvciy. I
presume that tho practical employ
aient of an engine or self-prop ?lied
ly h g raeotunism will come first before
men trust themst Ives to a soaring do
oloo but in the coming perfecting of
\erlal transportation, both applica
tions will bo made.
"Ho much algulfloacoa do I attach
io tho success already obtained with
ibo free soaring klto that 1 named
t tho 'li?nos,' anthe ancient Greeks
ityled tho 'birds e f augur,' whoso soar
ngs their prophets watchod from
lowers of observation. This free
novlng klto hailed against tho wind
;hen clroled around and a second
,lmc roso against the ourrcnt. N ;
vc have not yet attempted to put a
nan In this machine, tub one of the
cites moored by a rope has lifted a
nan weighing 105 pounds thirty feet
ibove the ground.
Mr. B U ha lust returned from h's
ibation in Nova Scotia, where the
ixperiments were conducted, and ls
low pieparlng a report to prcsMib be
' ?re the Geographical society, or bo
oro tho National Academy of Sien
jes, whloli will meot In Washington
a April. He was askod if fur thor
ixperlmontal work would be underta
ken during lils wi- tot's stay In the
?apital and he laughingly repli?e":
"Well, lt la haul for rae to keep my
lands off this work, but the trouble ls
,hat tl ere ave too many newspaper
neu around Washington. It is not
vise to let the necessary preliminary
'allure bo known before the tlnal re
lult 1H obtained. However, 1 have
omo places for experiment in the
icighboriiood and I will, perhaps bo
.bli*, to adel something to what ls al
ready available f-r publloatlon bofore
Mo Apt il meeting.
A curious inoiucnt in connection
with the experiments in N,^va Scotia
was a move by some eagles to attack
mc of the kites, which at a dlstanc
very muci resemble a great bird.
B it thc eagles, when close enough to
note the sizj of the new creatle.n
''thought better" of the attompt and
CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT.
Mi' Uiiniin i( Huma Up tho Work of
Tho annual and quarterly reports of
Mr. U. B. Hammet, ohlef constable,
nave been Hied with tho gcvjrnorand
uimo very interesting ligures are
For the quarter ending November
10 the salary and expenses of tho eon
dables ls as follows.
September.8 0 161.23
iotober . 5,849 88
November.V. G 17f> 00
Total for quarter.$18 108 ll
The seizure for the <| ?artcr arc .as
ollows: G*llor.s. Vah?o.
september. 385 7 8 $ 577 50
)?toner .533 1 2 785 25
November.781 3-4 1.172 62
Beer. 1) z .n. Value
teptomber.339 1-2 $ 109 75
)atobor.178 1 2 89 25
November.228 3-4 114 37
Total value..$2 908 7 i
There were also seized 34 ?tills, 3
etina and 1,824 gallons In kegs that
/ere dumped. There were 28 persons
ent, to the chainvang, 100 convictions,
2,765 in tines paid and $5 215 tn tine?
m poded There arc a number of casca
The summary for thc year is as fol
total cost of constabulary .$71,854 24
.'otal eost of se'znres. 10,708 74
"ines Imposed. io 8;?o no
ines collected. 8,473 00
J umber convictions. 412
cut to chahigang. 103
Yams se z ;d. 8
tills selz id. Ill
1 i addition to tho il g ores prosent od
hove there have also been prepared
?.hie? showing tho cost of keeping thc
!)U8tabulaf y In certain counties where
io dispensary has been voted out as
3 npared with tho seizures. They are
? follow?: .Credit Debit.
iekens. $124 22
lierokeo.$ 8 27
uicastor. 66 32
.arlington. 6 67
erne J. 9190
fewberry. 5 02
io ion._ 193 53
Stol o Ono Million.
A dispatch from Pearla, Illinois,
iys tho report of tho Everett Audit
iropany on tho d?faillons of N- C.
mugherty, the former city superln
.ndentof schools, who pleaded guilty
3 a charge of the embezzlement of
ubllo funds, and *ho Is now serving
i the penitentiary and Indeterminate
sntenoe, was macle pubic at % meet
lg of tho school board Thursday
Ight. Tho total shortage for 'seven
car-; ls $641,4011 50 from which will
o 'deduotod approximately $15,ooo
jr unauthorized but warranted ex
ondltures. . Tue audit company ^avo
ut tho opinion that the total sh.<rb
ge for eighteen years would fall
lightly short of $1,000.000, Stating
hat lar>:o am. urti * of forged !>urip
ad been found In 1887 and 1830; hip,
o totals or estimates on these y^aru
ad yet been made.
Oan't Bavo Him.
No application has been mado to
ho President on behalf t>f James
loward, convicted In Kentuckey of
lie murder of Gov. Goobel and Sen*
motd to Ute imprisonment, and lt ls
lld at tho Whlto House that v
joh art application made Uv
ent would bave no au*
j?oottid. . \
vifW .JWSH at tho nlwit ses
. was vui deotlon ot dolentes at
large to the Now orleans oo<j/ention
nest week. Eight were nominated
Instead of Keven aa Intended but the
oonventiou suspended the yules and
g?nt them all. maud'Uou P*>U g their
railroad fare. Those who will.go arr:
J. B Wannamaker of.Orangepurg, J.
P. Rutledge of Clarendon, F. H.
Hyatt of ?lohland, E. L ,A\mor of
Spartanburg, G. M. Klnard ( f New
berry, lt. M. Pegues of Marilin), Le
Roy Springs of Chester an? H. ll
Tln?al of Greenville. These aye In ad
dition to the delegates frttn each
The following executive committee
wan appointed for the year: ll. M.
Cleveland, Richard Singleton F. M.
Farr, R. M. Pogues, Wade Sta kJIOUHC,
and J. E. Wanuamaker. ( .
The.regular business of Ute om
vontlon was about concluded by 0
o'clock and several talks werlmado.
BON AfZ MINER A fcUHf D?.
Millionaire Outs lils Throal/jAftor a
At San Francisco, Cai. J Frank
Palsoator, a Klondyke mlAonalrc,
who Joined tbo original .gol?? stam
pede from Fogle City to tbff miacs
aud who built tbe llrst house la Dan
son, - is dead from wounds] In tbe
throat, whloh bo intllotcd wilie de
pressed after a debauob.
PhlBoator was Uko "Sad/* Wat*r
nill." Ho had made several fortunes
Out failed to keep his morfey. Ile
was welcome in tho Tenderloin,
wheeo ho spent money with a froo
hand. Ho had boen host of t vo wom
en in tho rear room of a Bale m. O 1
drinks he spent $100, and then he
gavo $ 100 to each of his companions.
When he carno out ho had not a ctnt.
A poor opium llend begged for a
q ?arter. Palsoator went bick and
asked tito barkeeper to loan bim $f>
Tue man pasBod out t20, but Pnlsoa
tor took only $5. This he gave to the
opium llend, who wept at hil goner
osltv. Tho Klond>kor thou went to
his hotel and blasbed his throat with
Pnlsoator was married twice, but
divorc id. II s last wife wasfo>waitor
girl at St. Joseph, Mo., who he.wed
dad two hours afttr he llrst saw her.
Ha still owned two claims on Honan/. 1
Urcok, from whloh he drew a largo
revonue. On one of his olalms he
pleked up a famous nugget, whioh
sold for ?10,044.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 2.
Frank P.ilscator, the millionaire
Aladea miner who committee suicide
Wednesday In San F/anobco, was
very well known in Bomen county,
Milligan. Homado annual visits to
Maroda, where ho had provided his
parents with a tine homo the? luxuries
of life. II ls brothers aud sisters also
prolite I largely through his good for
lils annual home ocmlugs ?w?ro the
ocoaslou for prolonged festivities
among his friends. F"ur y?ars ugo
ne fell in love at llrst ?*f*~ "ith a
waltiess at tho Hotel Wn\ j, St.
Joseph, and married lier u. samo
day. Ills brido went back 1/0 Alaska
with h len._J
"Will Bo on r?i>."|
While speaking before m -e than
three thousand negroes ... ?! -oon, Ga.
emancipation day, John W Gilbert,
of Paine colli ge, August , urgod
thc leaders of his raoo to t\?\^ for a
jury trial in eases beforo the
courts, where twelvo of their peeis,
that is twelvo members of th 3 colored
race, shah dcolde thc matter at issue..
In a very long address, he ur jed this
ohauge and was received with
thusiasm. He said tho neg] oes liad
the samo right as the while iacc to
the anolent trial before a jurrot their
peers, and protested that twe ve white
men could in no initauoo be termed
tno peer of the negro. The, sugges
tlon was au entirely new one, and fell
upon the ears of his hearers with a
profoundness that was astounding.
Tao matter stirred the negroes as no
other similar ui/toranoo from a negri)
speaker before a gathering of Maoon
negroes in many years. Ho said if
tho raoa waa to judgo from tho prog
ress whloh had been made during tho
past thirty yoare, the passage of,an
.Uber similar period will witness a
civilization that will put tho raee on
i lirmar basis than that occupied by
?be whites. "They will bo on top"
?vero the words that foll from thc
ipeaker under the spell of the occas
OIrl in Wron? Placo.
A dispatch from Atlanta says Flor
ince Kergassner, a 15 year-eld girl of
Lexington, Ky., who oame toAtlMtta
tome limn a?o and ha* been working
n a bag faotorv IR held at tho pollen
tatton in caro of the matron until
orne satisfactory disposition of the
.tri can he nude. The girl was ta
cen Into custody while till30rs were
nvestigating a row at a boarding
muso on lower Decatur street,
vhlch ls said to havo been o?u.sed by
m attempt of a young man to hug
die giri. Tills provoked anger amoi g
i mo of the male boarders ai id a gen
?ral row was the result. A?I,CJI hear
11? all tho evidence thc recorder de
eded lt would bo bi st to send the
Irl back to Lexington. The evl
lenc^ was to thc effect that the
loardlng bouse WAS hardly tiio right
dace for the girl.
A dlspatoh from Troy, Ala., says a
ornado struck tho school house of
>f Josie Beat Thursday and two boys
/ere killed by falling timbers. Tho
ead: Twelvo year old son cf Albert
Mbtman. Aaron Lee, aged ll, Toe
ohool houso w*.s demolished and
tone of the occupants escaped with
ut injury, though the wounds of ot ly
I are serious. Ramah Church was
atnagod by the tornado, the rest
once of Cato Green was wrecked,
nd the post?nico and many ouibull
lng? were damaged. When the
?lnd struck the school building tt.o
Ides of the structure gave .way and
he roof fell upon the occupants.
The article written by lGlbort Hub
art some months ago about labor
ondit lon;; in this H ta to Is still causing
om ment. Thc article, lt will boro
ailed, attacked thc labor conditions
II the cotton mills rather viciously
nd was afterwards proven fraudulent
letter was received by thc governor
rom a lady in California, asking that
n investigation ht made of the.se
oiiditions. As a matter of .fact tho
Hst section of the child lal or law,
" Mug ohljdren under flfteen years
..n" v" 'ly geno into effect
Of all that tho
Predicted by "KpniRlfr, <hci?ast of
For Boveral years tho annual prenh
sles of Lie Spangler, of York, Fa.,,
have attracted considerable notice.
Formerly s, merchant of that olt> i he
gave up a 1 uer a ti <*> business in order
to devote himself to evangelistic work.
At I)rut he travclod 8 mer g tho coun
try folk of southern Pennsylvania.
Ho olaimed to have ti prophecy,
and declared that his propheoleB were
messages to tho people whloh ho re
ceived lu conversations with the
spirit of the Almighty. He gave
himself the tit lo of "Spangler the
last of the p ophets.
"Knowledge of events that aro to
occur, J' he declaren are unfold, d to me
at times when I am alone in the
wood., on the street, or in my ht me
with no companion but Gods spirit.
Spangler says tho year will bring
both blessings and calamities.
Woe unto Russia. She is fast ap
proaci lng her doom. The people
will ovhrthrow the Empire. The
royal family aud Hie leading membar*
of the nobility will be murdered and
subj toted* to worse cruelties lhan they
have indict oil upon the Rumian peo
pie. Tne oountry will be divided up
iuto sm*11 republics and sheave
mtmarohlcs, and ihesn will be con
stantly quarreling ai d In a state of
war until the end of the world comes
Bo warned of;
The Assassination of the Czar cf.
Tho violont death ot the Sultan of
There will bo a genoral uprising of
the peo'1? e f Spain and general dla
turbanoes allover lCuropo.
Hosten will suffer from two great
A hot aud sultry Summer is or
dained for tho temporale v. mo.
A great Increase In the death rate
from disease aeoldmt, murd jr, sui
cide, disaster and work t f tho elements
Thc spread of a groat rellgous movo
meut throughout England ai d the
United States will show that the
people are awakening.
The dissolution cf RubsU and
Turkey ls clearly indicated.
Tho Unlt id States will continue to
be a great wtirld power.
A bloody raca war in thc Sjulhern
States cf the Union.
Anticipate tho averting of
three wars by tho intervenci?n e f
Bo assured of a continuation cf
prosperity in the United State*.
Ile prepared for,deatructlvj Spring
freshets; earth quxkes in all parts o
the world; numere us vocalic orup
tlont ; the eruption cf some volcanoes
now supposed to bc extinct.
There will bo an especially dos
truotlve eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, of
Mt. Pelee and c f Popocatepetl,
Sdi.Murder And Other Hindu Much
lnoroasod Ii*at Your,
Unofficial statistics of the year show
that tho number of murders and sui
cides in this oountry has greatly in
oreasad, and that there has been a de
orease in tho number e f legel oxecu
tlons, oompared with tho number 01
homlold s uTno bomlolddS anl d at is
by violence total 11,212, as eimpared
with 8,482 for tho yoar lb 4
Tho startling feature e f the record
ls the increase in tho number of mur
dors committed by hlghwaymon.be
lng582, against 404 during 1U04. F ur
years ?go tho number was only 103.
Jealousy provoked 579 murders and
liquor 042. Homicides growing out
ol quarrels number 6.111. Tho rf cord
of self dostruotion is one of the most
deplorable of the year, the number of
prominent men being mich larger
than hitherto. The total ls U,(.)82. an
Increase of 642 over the list of the
proceeding year. The steadiness of
i ho increase ls indicated in tho fel
In 18!M). 5 340; liMlO, fi 776; 1901,
7 245; 1902, 8 597; 1904 9,420; 1905
The proportion of suicides between
men and women remains about the
same, nearly twice as many men as
women taking tholr own lives. Phy
sicians head tho list of professional
men, the number being 340
The OMJB2B wore despondency, do
rn es tl o Infelicity, disaapointmenl In
love, ill health, liquor and business
losses. Poison was resorted to in 4,
732 cases, shooting in 2,861, hanging
in 1,022 and drowning in 8(58.
Ten blew themselves up with dyna
mite and three starved themselves.
Thc legal executions numbered 133,
of whioh 51 wore In the North and 82
lu thc South. Seventy-three were
negroes, 59 white mon and one a
Mrs. Rigors, of Vermont, was thc
ono woman exeouted. Showing the
relative changes of murderers and ex
editions lt may bo said that in 1836
1,808 murders woro reported, while
tho number of hangings was 108, while
this year 133 wero hanged or electro
cu ted for 9 212 murders committed.
Tho number of lynchings was OG
tho Smallest number reported sines 18
85 when statistics were Hist gathered
by the press. ( > ' the total number lyn
ched 66 wore negroes. Thirty four
wore, lynohed for mUldor, 15 for crim
inal assault and 15 for miscellaneous
The Wiiowti * ll?iikor,
Women arc savors rather than
spor.dors. And whon thoy ?pond they
spend to good advantage A dollar
in a woman's hands goes twlco as far
as a dollar In the hands of a min. If
you want tolasvo money let your wife
bo tho banker. This is for the work
logman, whethor ho labors with his
hands or tolls with his blain. Tills
ls for the married man and for the
man about to bo married. Ibis for
men In every e ass of life. It ls tho
best advloo for tho avoiage man
every whoro. Give this a trial dur
ing thc present year upon which we
have just entered and seo If you aro
not better oil" at Its beginning.
uiiimi i., ltookot,
A dispatch from Union says Ciar
anea leoehcstor fired a sky rockst ao
cldontally al. his friend, Sweet Thom
as, killing him instantly. Moth aro
white, and the aiTalr occured at Ze<
bella, Union county. Tho sky rocket
was untisally large and plorocd Thom
as' breast like an arrow, producing
death In a few moments.
Some persons with curious Ideas of
a Ioko. sent Be? J MO?liraaa ot St.
Louis, Mo., a shroud as a "Christmas
present." When hoopenod tho paok
age and saw what lt was Mio exolto
mont ovorcamo him, and he died of
ta? '.. -
* i?bffr OB BAD MAN.
PovttfllOO Int- poo tor? ?nd Dotcotlvel
Postoflloe inspectors and seorot ser
vice men are quietly worktn ?round
!n thc P edment SvOt/lon ?xal?lOpklfig
for Q us D af ord,- the noted jeggtnau
who escaped from three United States
deputy marshals while on his way to
Charleston for trial, by Jumping
through thewl?dowof a Hying passen
ger train near Cades.
He ls one of tho most notorious safe
bl >'.vein in the country, and boars tbe
traeos ot frequent narrow brasl ea with
federal ( ill ors, who have a most hear
ty respeot for his nervo und int elli'
genoe. There are three largo tears
from burns on his left forearm, ugly
slashes on the forehead and left Jaw
and a long out on the top of Ju bead,
ox tending down across tho forehead.
This was made by the f?ur inoh blade
of a pole axe.
With all his scars, however, D Ford
who ls twenty-three years old but
looks twenty eight, is a dapper, well
dressed fellow who hw tho oar of be
lng "stuck on hlmse'f" and loiters
ah ut bowlln alleys sud pool rooms.
Ile ls an expert pool player, well
known lu Il'ohmond, Norfolk, Baiti
more and New Y.;rk, unrior ono or r.he
other of his numerous aliases Some
of these are AURU dus De Ford, Wna
lt. Smith, Gus Ii. Ford, G. M. D,
Ford, W. W. P. Thorton, C. O. Carter
Lawrence Bailey, Lawrenco OockroU.
Gus Walter. Among his yegg nick
names are "Gus," ''Walt," "D.ok"
Def ord waa wanted by the post? lllae
inspectors for the I u glary of safes in
the postoflloe at Cameron, Rowesville,
Montmorency Batot>burg and Enoreo,
and was indict od with several other
yeggman for these burglaries In the
United States distrlot o lurb at Char
leston on April, 8. 1903. He was found I
at Ohuic'ivllle, N. Y., whoro local au
thorities woro holding lil m on charge
of bank burglarv and started south in
charge of three Uiited Stated dsputy
marshals, outcropped by leaping head
long from tho train at Cade--. He
has not teen soon since, although tho
inspectors have several times Ween hot
on his trail, and have a tip now that
he's lo king abcut for likely spots f r
his operations In the Piedmont of
Tho chief post?nico Inspector bas
offered a reward of $250 for hlsappre
bension as a fugative from justice,
and Inspector Gregory of North Caro
lina and Pulsifer of South Carolina
would glvj years of their lives jost to
see him once more.
TO TAKF ACTION.
Tho Polloyhotdera of tho liisurmico
Companion to fclrot.
"ID vlesv of thc widespread interest
In life Insurance and tho otlorts that
may be made at tho approaching an
nual meetings to obtain control of the
compaulos, lt has been deemed wise
bv somo of tho Sou'h Carolina policy
holders 'n thc Now York Lifo and the
Mutlal Life to hold a meetlnp cf the
policyholders In S ufch Carolina for the
purpose of organizing an association
ard to seojre proper representation of
the policyholders at the annu\l moot
ing of theso companies, whloh will be
held In the spring. Tbe object of
this meeting will be to secure the
policyholders in their r'ghts and lt ls
not the purpose to invjjve the com
panics in litigation or take any other
action which might tend to impair
the valu ? of the polices. There will be
no cost upon any po'icy holder who par
ticipates in this meeting.
1 All policyholders who aro In sym -
pathy with these purposes ss outlined
above aro requested to notify the com
mi (tee named below, or any one of
them, whether lt will be agreeable to
attend either In person or by proxy
tho meeting tobe held in the city of
Columbia on the 18th day of Jami try
at noon In the city council chamber.
"(Signed) W. M. Hamer, Dillon; L
W. Parker, G reen vi 1U; J, A. Fant,
Union; P. A. Wilcox, Florence; B. F.
Mauldln, Andersen; J. C. Sheppard,
Edgellcld: S T. McCravy, Spartan
burg; T. ll lCstuhln, Winnsboro; J.
M Klnard, Ncvbcrrj; J. K Durst,
Greenwood; Leroy Springs. Lancaster ;
T. K Kohn, Orangeburg;.!. L.Glonn,
Chester; E L Lloyd,Georgetown; T.
B StaokhmiHc and Jas. A. Hoyt, Co
lumbla; J. Ii Manning, Latta.
"Committee: W. M Hamer, Dillon;
r. B. Stack ouse, Columbia; JaB. A.
Tun <.'<Mit Cotton?
A revolution In the lifo of a third of
the United States in bound up In three
words, "Ten Cent Cotton," says Ar
thur M. Page, in the World's Work for
January. After describing the deso
lato condition of tho South before the
rise in the price In cotton, and some
of the contrasting conditions that
oamo with tho rise, he adds:
A similar change has taken place all
through the cotton bolt. The farmers
are building now houses, buying bot
ter tools, educating their children and
putting money io thc bank. What
has mado the change? Tue cotton
crop in thc last two years has brought
tho South more than enough money
bo pay olT the national debt. In 1902
3 for tho llrst time in thirteen years
lt brought more than icu oonts a
pound. That was tho yoar of the sec
ond groat emancipation, lt meant tl
uato'al independence to mire than
l l.uoo.OOO people. Tue proclamation
was Just tho throo wordp, "ten-cent
How st riking ls the oh ar ga ls shown
by the ligures that Mr. D. A. To mp
kins, of Charlotte, N. C., presented
In his speech before the Shreveport
Convention In Doocmbur, 1904,
"Speaking roughly and In averago
Qgurer, tho production and gross in
come from cotton since tho civil *var
First dcoade, 8,r>00,000 bales at 24
Dents a pound, equal $200,000,000.
Second decade, 5,000,000 bales at 12
..mts a pound, equal $800,000,000.
Third deoftdo, 10,000,000 bales at 0
3ents a pound, equal $800,000,000.
Fourth docade, 10,OOO 000 bales at
10 cents a pound, equal $500,000,000.
Tho change ii? tho prlco means a
iain of $200,000,000 a year te tho
Southern pooplo. lt ?3 th$ difference
jutweon progess and povort>.
Alic unit ANHAHHIII.
Charles Zimmerman, who shot and
nstantly killed Jim Stevens Just
lotoss tho Saluda line In Iklgoflold
sounty Wednesday night, was lodged
n Jail thero this evening for safe keep
ng hy Messrs. W. 1). and J. ti. Pad
;ett. Stevens, lt is said, wa? sitting
n bis homo and WAS shot by Zlmmor
nan through an open window. Both
>artlcs aro negroes.
Mrs. Yetta Wsbrand Ol Chicago
irescuted husband on Christmas
lay w' . having previously
W vlth two palts of
BUY TMS GOLDEN
FOR S49-.G0 AN!
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Sond ymir name and address on thin c
liandsomo Illus TU'ed catalogue.
1 send my natuo - nd address for en tn h
V? GOLDEN EAOLE BU?Q
1 THE G??N ARD
T Manufacturers Brlok. Flro Proof
2 Kloo linings and Drain Tilo. Pro
? or millions.
COTTON ?INNERS AND M
Write for Prices on
Babbit) Coupings Guagcs
Drills Guage Gooks on Cups
Hacksaws Oil Cans Belt, leal!
Fittings Injectors Pipo
Lace Leather, Packing all kinds, Shafth
else in madlin
Cnlumbh Supply Co.. - -
KILLED IM f LORT.DA.
An Or?i.? lmr?j? No?ro Rice's Willi
A TrAKio Doath.
Some time last summer a negro1
mau by the name cf John Thomas
while on a train on the Southern
Railway coming from St. Matthews
to O'angeburg pullod out a pistol and !;
tried to shoot somo one on tue train, j i
When the train slowed up j?lt before,:
entering Orangeburg Thomas jumped .
off and left for parts unknown, it j
reems that ho made his way to Flori- ! j
da, where lie got in trouble and was ?
shot to death by a mob or a police of \\
fleer, whe ni ho had out with a knife. \ \
Tho following letter, which was re
ceived by Sheriff Dukes recently, says
a mob shot Thomas, while the article
we publish below says a police ( dicer
shot him. At all events he was killed
hy 60me one f<>r his lawlessness. Here
is the letter that was sent to Sheriff
Sb. Petersburg, Pia., Deo. 28.
To the Sheriff of Orangeburg County:
Was thcro a negro left your towu
that you wanted by the name of Law
rence Thomas. He murdered a police
man here on December 25, and I
oaught Lim and put him in j ill, and
a mob took him and shot him I heard
he was wanted in your town and that
there was a roward (ffjredfor him.
Ho has a wife in O/angsburg by tho
name of Emma Thomas. He some
times'went by the name of Mitoholy
but his name was Thomas.
W. J, Munt'iiY,
D puty Slier ff.
A sp'clnl dispatch from St. Peters
burg, Florida, says the coroner's jury
investigating the killing of Capt. J. J.
Mitoholl, ai d of John Thomas, colored
ima rendered a verdict that Gapt.
Mitchell came to his death at t he hands
of the negro while in the discharge of
his c uty, and that the negro met his
death from a pistol shot bred by Oapt.
Mitchell. The latter f?ature Of the
verdict oausei surpil .o, as it was gen
erally belie v d that the negro had
been slain by a mob Too jury, how
ever, claims to have had proof that
Capt. Mitchell shot the negro fatally
after he had r eel ved a mortal knife
wound from lum, and that tho negro
was In dying conoition wheu taken to, c
jail and aotually dead before the mob
got possession of him. Excitement ran
high at St. Petersburg all day Tues
day and thoie was some talk abc ut
running all neg rons out of town, bul
this proved only idle talk.
KILLS I IKS LIGHTNING.
How Drollly ItllOUItlfttiHIll of the
Heart IVuiiOH On.
Those pains you feel when you first "
arise in the morning aching pains in ]
the Joints, shooting pains in the mus-1
elcs-are signs of warning. They arc
danger signals, evidences of a deep
seated trouble that if not removed may
affect tho ent ire s si em and cause
chronic disease, or if the cause is not
removed, they may develop suddenly
into thc deadly Rheumatism eif thc
Heart, which kills like lightning.
Metter get 1 id of the cause at once.
Rheumatism and its kindred diseases
vie caused by thc accumulation of
poisonous acids in the blood. Rubi*
bing with oils or liniments will not
sure lt; lt is an internal disease, and
pan bo conquered only by an internal
remedy. There is just one complete
c 11 re- K H ET M A Cl DE. R11 EI > M A -
DIDE neut rali/.es the poisonous acids,
sweeps all I he dangerous germs out Ol
the blood and ''makes you well all
over." RUEUMAOIDE CUKES be
cause, it is tho only remedy that "gels
at t he joints from tho inside."
Mr. W. lt. Hughes, of Atkins, Va.,
"tour bottles of ItHEUMA?l DE
hove eui indy cured me of a longstand
ing case of Rheumatism, and greatly
Improved my general health. I was a
total wreck, having had rheumatism
for twenty years. I spent several
weeks and much money trying spec?
lalistSin New York, hut I?IKI MA
01 DE is the only euro 1 have found
When 1 began to use it I weighed 110
pounds Now I weigh ISO pounds, my
Tho olly superintendents of soheo'b
at their annuai meeting in Columbi*
last week adopted a resolution that
In their opinion ohlldren should not
he sent to school be foro they are
Dight years old. This resolution
ihOU'd he oarrled Into effcob.
TV I'inuo #r Oi'KiiH V\*r You.
To tho hoad of every family who ia ntnbb
ions for tho futuro and odllOAtion of Ilia ehil
iron, wo have a Special Proposition to moko.
No article in tho homo shown tho cvidonoo
. i culturo that docs A Plano or Or^an. None
innipllshnionl glV?Blia ruiloli pleasure Or ia of
H Kr?nt value in aftor lifo aa tho knowledge
>f music and tho Ability to pHy 'voil.
Our Small Payment ('lau makes tho ownor
hil? of a Ililli fjrar'o Piano or Organ easy.
Just n few (lollnrs down and a small payment
ae.h month or ?piarlorly or semi-annually and
li?> inst ruinent [fl yours,
Write us today for Calaloffue? mul our S poe
iil Proposition of Kusy Payments.
Address Malone's Music House,
Columbia, S. O.
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0 SAVE $SS.OC
Wo IIIIIW tV CbJ&ah J^?'?
hilgay t stuart comparison with
?ny iniegy 6old by dealers for
$(>!>. Every piece of wood, ?tool
iron mid loather that goo? Into
it ls examined und tost eil, cou
oequoritly wo guurautoo lu ovory
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M> vw there uro no ^'extras" to
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our factor* nt Al Kinta ?nd ship
With ovory Golden Eoglo
llu?gy wo toll a sot of fl'2.50
N?eklo Mouutod Collar
and Ilatue Hames? for
soupon and wo will mall post-paid our.
>guo and tpo' lal harness. Dept. 20,
Y CO., Atlanta, Qa.
Tjrca'mu 3 illili? Bi n* i r
pared to lill orders for thou ands
ter Ejectors Hammers
ig, Collars for Shafting and anything
. . Columb a. S. C.
We honestly billev. thit
$287 i'pent with us buys more
lasting Piano satisfaction
than $400 spent elsewhere,
there's a reason. Write us
about it. Pull particulars
by return mall. -.
Figh Grade Orgnns,
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D b. *E?
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oes for OOo.
Thc kidneys are the sowers of the
)ody. \? hen they loso their activity
diey become Ulled with poisonous
vaste and kidney ailments results.
Pains in small of the back, headache,
?canty, painful, burning urine, dill
ie ss, bloating arc tho forerunners of
vhati if neglected, means serious dis
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Tho lastnained book-Nervous Exhaustion
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? 0R0IA-AUHAMA BUSINES8 COLLEGE, Micon, fifi?
Frauk/Steunonberg a former govor
or of (idaho, was killed at bia front
ate ItKBolso City on Saturday bj a
0 mb, ^he assassin ls unknown,