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Hr Jq ^./cr Thtrtcon Illili
wa will by lovAdjiistinont of
- gifjfc ' ol $ ?cor K?tnl>
I t?oo to tlrp by stott?,
W- ?f 0WUorl/cMl Ac!
IP^^^tuto Wilt Lose Heavily.
J ronj)it,iilr-(l writhe State
I^HuTpoiiBury commission ihev.nonoan
?Audit Company charge dmon>/ron?;
MBditionsof bookkeeping, grots;6" ?Mr?!
??of duty, misapplication of lar/W?wf
Wg and loose methods of conde/ o tor
W institution. Startling diso?t will.',1, ;
m made and tho report ass&on K<'c c
ff State lost many tho?san^..^71'"'7
I Tho company says tri?VWith Jypor
J t unity of examining roiling bo? dis
? closures dwarfing ?fi?se lusymado
would result. It submits a biUrf or $8,
000 for its service). , /'. . ,,
Many irregulares and/ rimmali
nu. .' 7' /'je. ?:?/ ort, which
consista ^.-?w.Hsrm JBL"1 " TllWaWlil
For one year d?BpK^a^- -, ,
aggrcgrate f/?O.oiH) and one booh
over $30,000. Illustrating the loose
methods tho rep/rt says:
"In order t<> illustrate more full.v
the extent to which unauthorized en
tries were carried, we rrfer in de
tail to two entries in journal 1, folio;
123 and f?r $5,000 each, undei
date of September Sb, 1906, made
for th' purpose of transferring
$10,000 from the account of the Car
olina Glass Company to the account
of the Richland Distilling Company
Ita-'pears that on April ll, 1904, th<
su''1 ?f $5,000 was paid over to th<
pd motto National Bank of Col um
ipia for credit of the Carolina Glasi
Jj?-Company and that on May 12, 1905
,gr &n udditianai sum of $5,000 was pair.
ff to the bank cited, for a like purpose
f These amounts were erroneously pan
by the Palmetto National Bank to tin
Richland Distilling Company.
''The cash items referred to abov<
were charged on the dispensar;
books to the Carolina Glass Comp
any's account and the wrong appli
cation of tho $10,000 was presumab
ly discovered by the auditor of tb
Carolina Glass Company during tb
fall of 1906. A refund from the Rich
land Dlotilling Company being unob
tamable, the entries mentioned abov
were passed on the dispensary hook
without the authority, so far as w
are able to ascertain, of the prope
"The characteristic inattention ar
notated above shows that the physi
cal condition of the accounts was u
unknown quantity to the party o
parties responsible for their keeping
unresponsible times elapsing befor
discovery and adjustment too
Many of the original invoices ar
not on file. The minute book of th
board for 1005 has been "misplaced.
In a test of the cash receipts of Cor
missioner Cr um and Tatum, says '
report, misapplication is clearly ei
tarnished. Many items appear t
h aye. been intentionally omitted f roi
the books and the company's repri
sentative asserts that losses reach ii
to tens of thousands.
AS TO FAHNUM'S ACCOUNTS.
The pages of the report are devo
ed to the account of the Consumer
Beer Bottling Establishment and tl
transactions of J. S. Farnum wit
the Stute dispensary. "The accoui
is badly mixed up, says the repo
"and it seems that agreements b
tween this establishment and tl
board of directors as to the amoui
of royalty to be paid the Slate on tl
Ibeer sola were changed at intervn
I without any records of such chargi
" being made.
A critical observation of the? ma
agoment of transactions carried c
fe with this company in successive sta]
f es dispels the idea that a fair pro!
^ ever accured to the State out <
"-/ the sales and repurchases of beer.
"Beer supplied bv this company
m dispensers and hotels for account <
B the dispensary was hilled to the la
w ter institution at prices apparent
T agreed upon, although at interva
additional invoices wore rendered 1
the dispensary, recharging Sta
profits on original purchases reso
to the State as herein indicate?
That the dispensary officials acquie
ced to a refund of State profits
shown hv the credits given for tl
aditional invoices. No trace of tl
authority room v. hieb this acquie
ence emanated could be found.
^ FINANCED BY THE STATIC.
"The dispensary having abandoi
ed these profits or royalties place
I the Consumers' Beer Bottling K
tablishment in a position to realh
a profit on beer obtained at first co
from and financed by the South Ca
olina State dispensary.
"No agreement or contract h
I tween the State board of directo
and this company could he locate
L and it was therefore impossible
verify the correctness of the prie
\ and terms from which sales and pu
I chases originated.
"A thorough investigation of th
[ account with the means at, hand lea
I es no doubt in our minds that th
% company and its predecessor fail?
\ to carry out the stipulations and co
\ ditions governing operations in bei
in the State of South Carolina.
"We recommend, in tho int re
1 of the State, that tho books and a
tf counts of J. S. Farnum and his su
B eossors, the Consumers' Boer BJ
B tiing Establishment, be subj leted
B an examination with a view of di
ft closiri) 1 :ie extent of transaction.; u
Bi noemi m.- for in the statement! ii .
Wa with tho S ate dispensary commi
? In the account of tho Atlant
?Beach Hotel, Sullivan's Island, tl
^books showed that, a debit balam
BB of $320.95 was closed out on Mart
?31, ?9U5, by transferring same to tl
?account of J. S. Farnum. The su
?cessors to Farnum denied anv knov
? ledge of this account and refused 1
? pay it.
ffl "It would appear that this a
? count, if not settled, had boen nci
?dected fora period ol' nearly thn
Hvears prior to its being buried by r
??nauthori/ed transfer, resulting in
?tal loss to the St atv."
1 DUE POR CONSTABULARY,
? At the close of business on Pel
?sary 10, 13 comities m the Sta'
wed to the State dispensary $25
-~~-^JK?MIKWW?- -W .?-*?!<?.
M?NWY* ?AllltlK?> OlilMM.
Found limier ? Floor.
.on?y which wa? ?he cause of a
brutal murder seven years ago was
found a few day? ago by a carpenter
who was tearing up a floor in the old
Harvey mansion, iivo miles east of
Wheeling, W< Va. Thu money/safe
ly enclosed in a strong box, amount
ed to !f.l 1.000. Col. Jamey Harvey, a
wealthy retired farmer, was the vic
tim of murderers who entered his
home with the object of stealing thc
money which was tho purchase price | <
of a farm ho had sold. Two men with f
criminal records were arrested, con
victed on circumstantial evidence
and hanged for the crime. A. S.
Hell, who purchased the farm and all
of its effects claims that under the
contract the $11,000 belongs to him.
Missionary Nial ir.
Mutilated boyond recognition, the
body of Miss Agnes Templeton, the
only white woman missionary of the
Baptist Indian mission, at Valverde.
Rio Avriba county, N. M., was found
in a grove near vhe schoolhouse in
that place. Miss Templeton was
working under the Baptist Mission?
ary board in New York city. Her
predecessor, a woman, was murder
ed in a similar manner. Either Mex
icans or Indians are supposed to have
committed the murder, which is re
! ported to have been preceded by a
I criminal assault. Ono man is; under
THE chances now are that Roose
velt and Bryan will be the opposing
candidates in the next presidential
election. Bryan will win.
BRYAN was given an ovation by the
Democrats on the iloor of the House
on Monday when ho visited that body.
Bryan is a true blue Democrat, and
will always find a warm welcome
among real Democrats.
THE Baptist Church is a great fac
tor in the upbuilding of thc State
materially and morally, and Orange
burg appreciates the privilege of en
tertaining the convention of that
great church. The delegates are wel
come, thrice, welcome, to our hearts
THE Newberry Observer says
'Col. William Jennings Bryan may
never be president, but he has fur
nished to the American people an ex
ample of fidelity to principle, fear
lessness in advocating them, and un
blemished private and political in
tegrity, that is entire too rare nowa
days." That is a handsome, but de
490.15 on account of constabulary
service. This amount is based upon
the enforcement of section 7 of the
Brice law in counties which voted
out the dispensary under that act
According to the report but >
counties have made the levy necees
sary to place funds with thc State
treasurer for the purpose of dis
charging their obligations to the
dispensary in this particular. The
I counties of 'Bickens and Newberry
.lave settled their indebtedness,
amounting to $2,549.16, leaving
$22,941.78 due by eleven counties.
A balance of $6.60 against John
Black, former member of the hoard
of directors, represents a charge on
j December 21, 1900, for one ton of
(coal, the collection of which is con
tingent on a counter claim made by
John Black for mileage and per diem
allowance of $4 per day for live days
on a trip to Peoria, III., in Decem
"This matter rests with the com
mission for such action as may be
deemed necessary," states the re
CLAIM AGAINST CHARLESTON.
Several pages in thu report are
devoted to tho account of the city of
Charleston. It is set forth that
$6 361.55 is the amount of profits
witeheld from the city of Charles
ton. Against this claim upon the
dispensary there is a counter claim
of $7.678.68 against, the city. Of
this latter claim, $5,462.78 repre
sents I he expenses incurred hy the
Sdate dispensary resulting from the
difficulty between Wi der.-, and State
constables, The remainder of the
charge, $2,515 90, represents the ex
penses of the constabulary force in
the city of Charleston from July 18,
1901, to October 9, 1901.
The account as adjusted shows
that the city of Chareston is due
the State dispensary $1,317.13.
Says the report: "Practically all
purchases made hy thc dispensary
over a period of five years came un
der our observation in the course of
our examination, revealing the fact
that the privileges stipulated were
not as a rule adherred to in the set
tlement of accounts, practically in
regard to the purchase of high
"Regaugescertified toby United
States gangers were obtainable at
all times and any looses or gains dis
closed should have been promptly
brought to the notice of shippers
either in the shape of a claim for
or shortage credit, memorandum, tis
the ease might he.
"Judging from the losses shown
by regauges taken and coming un
der our observation, notably on liq
uors purchased of the Richland Dis
tilling Company, Clarke Brothers &
Co., and others, il is evident that a
great saving would have been affect
ed to the State had this matter re
ceived the attention of dispensary
"A large percentage of the low
grade bu'k liquors purchased in re
cent j ears were b< tight of the Rich
land Difttiiinig Comp iny, which
compartv received settlement on a
ba is of r? ca ge.
"Tho bookkeeping afYalrt of the
South C trotina State dispensary dur
ing the years 1905 and 19o0 were in
?i position ol' abji cf confusion, which
chaotic state is lefieotoil in the nom
inal earnings recorded for the fiscal
/ear ended November 30, 1906, in
which year the hooks show a net i.i
JOme of less (hun 1 percent on sales
"The enormous quantity of pur
chase invoices which were omitted
'rom the hooks (hiring the year 1906
i large percentage of which has
lever been passed through tho books
ndicates thai cish disbursements
vere made without knowledge of
tonditions or regard to consequen
ts, The failure to enter invoices
avering purchases does not appear
o have caused any delay in the pay
nent rr acceptance of drafts drawn
igainst. thc institution."
?outh Carolina Next to Massachu
setts In Cotton Manufacturo.
Cold Statistics of tho United
Slates Cousus Reveals th? Above
The cold statistics of tho United1
States census bureau frequently re
veal some wonderful things. Among
these, in a bulletin just issued, isl
that South Carolina ranks second in
the number of cotton spindles in the j
United States, being exceeded only
by Massachusetts, and that during I
the past year South Carolina actual
ly increased the number of spindles I
more than 150,000.
This interesting bulletin says:
Massachusetts exceeds every other
State in the number of cotton spin
dles, haying 9,158,389, or 34 per cent
of the total; South Carolina ranks
second, with 3,609,969, or 13 per cent,
and North Carolina third, with 2,
981,386, or 10 per cent, Rhode Island
has fourth placo, Georgia fifth, New
Hampshire sixth and Connecticut
seventh. Massachusetts increased
its number of active spindles during
the year by 307,443, or 3.5 per cent
of the total for the State, while in
Kvtfw Carolina the Increase amount
ed to 262.652, or ll p^r cent. The
increase in South Carolina was more
than 450,000 and in New York near
ly 100,000. According to Table 3
there were 1,141,661 cotton spindles,
exclusive of renewals, added during
the year, thus indicating no cessation
in the progress of the industry. How
ever, the net increase in the total
number of spindles for the year is
1,127,734. This apparent discrepan
cy is accounted for by the fact that
a few plants were dismantled or
abandoned, and to the reduction of
the spindle capacity in others.
In its annual investigation relative
to the cotton industry the bureau
makes no endeavor to segregate
frame and mule spindles; but if the
proportion between these spindles as
returned at the census of 1905, when
this was done, be applied to the stat
istics of active spindles in 1907 the
ligures would he 20.427,395 frame
and 5,947,896 mule.
In addition to the spindles design
ed primarily to spin cotton, 751,251
have been returned as consuming
cotton mixed with other fibres. The
States which load in the manufac
ture of woollen and knit goods na
turally lead in the number of these
spindles. Of the total number re
ported, 137.190, or 21 per cent, were
returned from Pennsylvania; 110,
862, or 17 per cent, from New York;
70,462 from Massachusetts, 52,630
from Connecticut, and smaller num
bers from several other States.
Massachusetts leads in the con
sumption of cotton with 1,253,856
bales or 35 per cent of the total for
1907, followed by North Carolina
with 14 per cent, while South Care
lina takes third place with 13 per
cent. The fourth position is held by
Georgia with ll percent; New Hamp
shire takes fifth, Alabama sixth, and
New York seventh. As stated above,
a comparison on the basis of active
soindles gives some of the States a
slightly different rating. Although
Massachusetts increased its cotton
spindles by more than 300,000, the
quantity of cotton consumed increas
ed less than 20.000 bales. If the stat
istics for South Carolina be examin
ed in a similiar manner it will bj
found that the quantity of cotton
consumed during the year is 5,705
bales less, while the number of spin
dles operated increased more than
150,000. This would indicate a sig
nificant tendency during the year to
spin finer counts, provided, of course,
that the conditions prevailing in the
two years were similiar and the spin
dies were operated in like manner.
In tho mills of the cotton g-owing
States 970,039 spindles were report
ed as having been idle throughout
the year, which is (5(5 per cent of the
idle spindles returned for the emir.;
country. While the scarcity of labor
is largely responsible for this condi
tion throughout the country, it ap
pears more pronounced in the cotton
growing States However, as stated
elsewhere, a considerable number of
the spindles returned as idle from
the cotton growing States were not
in fact idle throughout the year, but
were new, and bad only been install
ed a short time.
ItOIUtlOltS IX FLORIDA.
There Scorns to He Several Gangs of
Huf o I Mowers.
At Hawthono, Kia., professional
burglars dynamited tho large ??nv hi
tho store of F\ .). Hammond Thurs
day night, tho explosion Betting tire
to tho store, destroying tho building
and ii largo stock of goods, only two
boxes of Oranges bollig saved. The
force of the explosion tore away the
outside door of the safe, hut'not the
portion where a lingo amount of
money was held, therefore t he burg
lars secured nothing. From the
Hammond store, and while citizens
were tight lng the fire, the burglars
entered the store of Webb Sr. Har
nett, where they secured a small
amount of ensh.
lutv.w DISCUSSION Mtoss.w;IC
On Some Important Questions it
Kx presses His Views.
Mr, Bryan was reluctant to discuss
President Roosevelt's message to
congress, saying that, he had not had
mflloiont time to road lt through, ile
iov/ovor, commented freely on sev
eral of the moat Important Issues
ind gave President Roosevelt credit
'or Introducing an original proposi
on in suggesting thc appropriation
>f Campaign funds by the govern
"I hopo," said he, "that il will bo
maoted Into law."
On Importan rjuestions Mr. Bryan's
dciis colinde ?villi the lexi of the
IlOSSng?. Ile IS Strictly in accord
\iih tho president concerning postal
avlngi banks and pttarantoed banks.
Humed tn Death.
The Catholic. Convent, academy
nonasiary and church In Covington,
iii., were desi royed by fire Satur?
ay. The priest, lost his lifo lu the
am08. The loss is over $100,000.
Killed hy Cot toil Thieves.
Jo thro Jones, au aged farmer of
VhitCburg. On., was assassinated on
alurday night. He was watching
or cotton thieves and was shot by
ne of them.
CArTURftjS ?U?U Mite il \l
How a Plucky Little Woman Savor ! j V
Mrs, Theresa Cal?n? Finds Note<l
Crook In Hov llorac, Turns Hhyi
Over to Police and Faint?.
Mrs. Theresa Calo?o ehnsed a bin -
glar down two flights of stairs in her
home, No..74 Elder street, Williams
burg, Wednesday evening and capj
turcd him af ter a struggle. Then shje
handed him over to a policeman.
Admiring neighbors who called
offer congratulations marvelled at
the pluck of the pretty, slendeV
young woman. They marvelled the
more when they heard that the man
was a desperate crook and that he
h&d been released only recently af ttV
serving a two years1 term at Sing
Sing Prison. ? .
Mrs. Calo?? is the wife of Joseph
Calo?o, a well-to-do commission mer
chant. She is twenty-eight years of
age, and is much admired for he
When she returned at 6:30 o'cloc'
from a shopping trip she was suij
prised that her rooms were lighttjd
up. She found every jet burning lb
the dining room.
Hearing a rustling in the next roon!*,
she entered. A man, kneeling/on tne
floor, was packing articles he had
taken from a dresser into a bag. She;
had not made the least noise, and lie ,
went on with his work, unconscio ?
of her presence. j
"What are you doing here?" she
Tho startled burglar looked up.
sprang to his feet and dashed into
the parlor. The door leading from
that room to the hall was locked.
The man darted back again toward
the dining room. Mrs. Calo?o hal
preceded him but, before she could
lock the dining room door, he ha\l
overtook her. ?
She grappled with him, but the
man struck her in the face, andi
shaking himself loose, ran along th??
hall to thc stairway and down to tte
Mrs. Calo?o, unmindful of the
blow she had received, followed eios?
at his heels. In the ground floor hal),
she tripped him by interposing her
foot as he was springing for the front
He recovered his balance, and then
she hit him a blow that sent him spin
ning backward. The burglar retreat?
ed to the back end of the hall. Fear
ing he would go down to the base
ment and escape, the plucky woman
cornered him and again grappled
with him. .
Then ensued a struggle that took
them from one end of the hall to the 1
other. The man gradually edged his
way to the front door and manage1!
to get it open,
Ile dragged Mrs. Calo?o through
it to the front step, and was about to
make another effort to jerk himse
loose when the policeman approa/i
ed. He relieved Mrs. Calo?o of *a>"
prisoner, and she sank, almost faint
ing, on the doorstep.
There she was found by neighbors,
who, strange to say, had not heard
her cries during the strugglo in thy*
hall. At least they had not respond
Mrs. Calo?o had a bruise on
right cheek. The thief hud piHeiJclm
all of the silver and also all the Hbs?
jewelry he could find in the hou<H:\ '
At the Ralph avenue police station
the man gave the name of Matthew
Endrick. He said he was thirty
eight years old, and hud no home.
The police recognized in him and old
JUSTICIO Prower seems sorry to
have caused trouble, but he is not
going to take it back. He said the
president was playing a game of
"hide and seek" with the nomina
tion, and adds that that is exactly
what he meant. While we think it
in had taste for a judge to criticise
the President as justice Prower did,
we think he sized up Teddy just about
1\\I01 MONIA CIOHMS.
Homo IlhUs to People I?OW to Avoid
The Chicago Herald saya tho
health department bogan its last
weekly bulletin with tho aphorism;:
"Too much fresh air ls just enough
-to prevent pneumonia." After
quoting some excellent authorities
on tho need of fresh air, lt Concluded
Its advice on this subject hy saying:
"Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate--In
doors and out -outdoors by living in
tho opon air as much as possible."
These aro days when pneumonia
threatens all poisons who do not '.alto
reasonable precautions against lt.
Tho pneumonia germ ls Always with
us, hut it gets better opportunities
for work under climatic conditions
than under others. When the days
come that people shut themselves up
Indoors with closod windows instead
of Rooking tho frosh air tho pneumon
ia gorm finds its victims.
It ls a .simple thing to escapo the
peril of pneumonia. One (loos not
riced to avoid hard work, hut one
must avoid exhaustion from exces
sive exertion without proper relaxa
tion, whether that exertion comos
through work or through dissipa
tion. One must avoid BO far as pos
sible close packed gatherings of mon
and women In ill-ventilated halls. If
oms has por for CO to stay awhile in
Such a gathering, ?. vigorous use of
. ho lungs In'jLho fresh ail Immediate
ly afterward should not be omitted.
Thc commissioner of health him
sell took a two-hour walk In the rain
the other (lay and finished it ut a
meeting tn a public hall. Rome om
regretted that he should lia ve ox pos
ed himself to pneumonia so reckless
ly in the rain and his answer was
that two hours of open air under the
worst conditions was loss dangerous
than fifteen minutes In tho hall ho
was In. The story lias a moral to
Wants to be Judge.
lOx-Senator Hebert Aldrich, SOU
if tho old judge of (hat name and
.oufdn of the younger judge, and
-Senator Halos, both of Barnwell
county and C. BJ. Sawyer of Al.lOn
svlll be candidates for the vacancy
rn tho bench caused by tho roslgna
lon of Judge .lames Aldrich.
Wanted to Lynch Him.
A negro near Columbus, Qa,, came
M>ry near being lynched by his own
aco for annulling a colored woman.
?ANY CHANGES MADE.
If here the Preachers of the South
Ure Sent by tho Bishop for tho Next
Year.--Several Presiding Elders
.Seut Into tho Pastorate.
A dispatch says the closing day
tt tho South Carolina Conference,
viiich met nt Gaffney last week and
idjournod on Monday, will bo long
emomberod by tho Methodists In
louth Carolina. It woe expected
hat thero would be many changes In
ho Conference, hut tho Bishop hand
Hi OUt a number of surprises. Ho
'ore reading tho appointments the
Jishop* made a talk, setting forth his
oason for making ohanges.
He said that no one was reduced
jocauso of inefficiency, but because
do bel loved in rotation of the min
sters both ns to place and ofllco. Hu
thought it right that presiding eldorB
diould go hack into tho past?rate
md mako some now sermons and
?toy with their families. Seven of
the old presiding elders were seato
Into tho pastorato and seven new
DUOS were appointed. All the old
presiding elders who hod been In
Dfllco four yoars and over were eup
orseded by now ones.
Tho Iiishop said ho had had all the
experiences of tho pastorate and was
not giving any appointments which
ho himself had not had. Ills talk was
woll received. The Conference wat?
In a spiritual condition, having just
held an experience meeting. There
wore songs and witnessing, and when
tho Bishop arose to read the appoint
ments tho body was In n tender
mood. The Bishop begged all to
toko thoir work without complaint
and do the best work of their lives.
Tho appointments are os follows:
Presiding elder, A. J. Cauthen.
St. John's, P. B. Wells,
West End, J. M. Lawson,
Orrsvlllo, S. C. Morris,
Autrevlllc, Wm. Ruff,
Clemson College, I. H. Graves.
Donald's, F. W. Henry,
Lowndtsvllle, O. M. Abney,
McCormick, J. M. Friday.
Mount Carmel, J. W Balley,
Pelzer, E. P, Oreen,
Pendleton, J. F. Anderson,
Starr, G. F. Harmon, Jr.,
Walhalla and Seneca, J. C. Younge
Townvllle, C. L. McCain,
Walhalla Mission, J. S. Snighton.
Westminster, R. R. Doyle,
Williamston circuit, R. C. Boul
Williamston and Bolton, R. L.
G. T. Harmon, supernumerary.
C. D. Mann, supernumerary,
Presiding Bider, W. I. Herbert.
Allendale station, H. B. Browne,
Appleton, J. T. Peeler,
Beaufort and Port Royal, A. B.
Bethel Circuit, C. W. Burgess,
Black Swamp, J. E. Beard,
Bethel, M. W. Hook,
Trinity, Peter Stokes,
Spring Street, G. P. Wntson,
Cumberland, S. T. Creech,
Mount Pleasant, to be supplied,
Rrhardt, T. L. Bolvln, .
, Hampton, J. W. Elkins,
Hondersonvillo, J. M. Collins,
Ridgeland, J. R. Copeland,
Round O, T. D. Vaughan,
Smoak's, J. R. Sojourner,
South Hampton, W. D. Patrick,
Walterboro, J. L. Daniel,
Young's Island, B. G. Vaughan.
Presiding Elder, J. C. Ropor.
Abbeville, J. W. Arial,
Butler. \V. P. Way.
Cokeslmry, F. E. Dibble,
Greenwood: Main Street, M. B.
Greenwood and Abbeville Mills, G.
Kimmi's, J. P. Boyd,
Newberry Central, J. W. W?lling,
Newberry, O'Neal Street and Mol
lohon, .1. T. Miller,
Newberry Circuit, A. H. Best,
Ninety-Six, E. T. Hodges,
Parksville, E. F. Scrogglna,
Phoenix, J. E. Strickland,
Prosperity, H. W. Whitaker,
Princeton, J. L. Ray,
Vordory, W. E. Wiggings,
Walterboro, O. L. Durant,
Whitmiro, F. Speer,
Lander College, J. O. Wilson.
Presiding Elder, J. W. Daniel.
Aiken, W. .1. Snyder,
Batosburg, .?. S. Beasley,
Bath, W. S. Meyers,
Washington Street, H. W. nays,
Main Street, A. N. Brunson,
Green Street, B. It. Turnlpseed,
Granby, L L Bedenbaugh,
Brookland, J. K. McCain,
Edgewood, C. E. Peel,
Edgefleld, L. I). Gilesple,
Fairfield, .1. I. Spinks,
Gilbert, O. N. Roundtree,
Granlteville, J. N. Wright,
Johnson, B. O. Guess,
Leesville, M. M. Brabham,
Lexington, A. L. Leslie.
r Lexington Fork, J. C. Holley,
i North Augusta, J. L. Stokes,
Ridgeway, J. R. Innblnet,
Wagener, D. R. Ruff,
Langley, E. A. Wayne,
Col umhin College, W. W. Daniel,
Epworth Orphanage, W. B. Wbar
Pain College, G. W. Walker,
Assistant. Sunday-school editor, I/.
Conference missionary secreta! ?<:s,
t. H. Browne and P. F. Kllgo.
Presiding elder. P. F. Kllgo.
Bennettsvllle, R. IO. Turnlpseed,
Bennettsvllle circuit, W. P Mead?
f Bennettsvllle and Borea, W. Quick,
Bi ightsviiie, p. B. Ingra ham,
Cartersvllle, H. Etheridge,
Cheraw, B, G. Murphy,
Choraw circuit, F. 8. Hook,
Chesterfield, .T. J. Stephenson,
Clyde. J. B. Welldon,
' Darlington, Trinity, M. L. Banks,
Darlington circuit. J. H. T. Major.
; Florence, R. H. .Iones,
. Hallsville, A. T. Dunlap,
? Jefferson, W. H. Pony,
Lamar, .1. L Tyler,
Liberty. I). H. Everett,
Marlboro, R. A. Rouse,
McColl station. G. C. Leonard.
South Florence, w. c. (Heaton,
Timmonsvillo, jg, v,. Mason.
Presiding Elder, W. M. Dunucan.
Clinton, W. H. Hodge?,
Ea*loy? C. B. Sums,
Fountoiu Inn, 0. H. Waddell,
Gray Court, H. M. DuBose, <
Buncombe street, W. A. Massebeau
St. Paul's J. L. Horley.
Hampton avenue, A. Id. Driggera,
West Greenville and Monohon, W.
B. Justus, 1
Sampson and Poe. J. N. Isont,
Greenville circuit, J. P, Attaway, ,
Greer's, J. A. Cook, ,
Laurens, First Church, J. D.
Laurens circuit, A. A. Merritt,
North Plckens, S. P. McCarty,
Picketts, N. G. Ballenger,
Piedmont, 8. T. Blackman,
South Greer, J. J. Huggins,
Travelers' Rost, J. R. Welker,
WoBt Bosley, D. J). Jones.
Presiding elder, E. Q. Watson.
Blenheim, J. E. Rushton,
Biitton'o Neck, R. A. Brock,
Brownville, C. M. Peeler,
Bucksville, G. P. Penny,
Centenary, J. C. Counts,
Conway, C. E. Edwards,
Conway circuit, J. C. Davis,
Clio, F. H. Shuler,
Dillon. W. C. Kirkland and J. A.
Gallivants, W. G. Kelley,
Latta, H. R. Mills,
Latta circuit, W. II. Baker,
Little Rock, W. C. Owen,
Loris, E. G. Gibson,
Marlon, J. W. Kllgo.
Marion circuit. J. H. Montgomery.
Mullins, W. L*. Walt,
Mullins circuit, D. Tiller,
North Mullins, A. McFarlaue,
Waccamaw, G. W. Godbred.
Conference secretary education, W
Presiding elder, C. D. Smith.
Bamberg station and mills, T. C.
llorbort and S. W. Dunner,
Branchville, E. H. Bockhara,
Barnwell, R. A. Younge,
Cameron, A. C. Walker,
Blackville station, J. D. Traywlck,
Edisto. L. E. Wiggins.
Elloree, J, W. Neely.
Fort Motto, J. H. Manly,
Providence circuit, E. A. Wilkes,
Norway, J. A. Graham,
Orangeburg, St. Paul's, L. P. Mc
Orangeburg Mills, N. F. Jackson,
Orangeburg circuit. G. W. Davis,
Orange, M. F. Dukes,
Rowesville, A. H. Phillips. '
Sprlngneld, G. W. Dukes.
St. Matthews, J. H. Thacker,
Swansea, G. R. Shaffer.
Rock Hill District.
Presiding elder, R. E. Stackhouse.
Blackstock, H. L. Singleton,
Chester, D. M. McLeod,
Chester circuit, A. E. Holler,
East Chester, S. M. Jones,
East Lancaster, E. M. McKisslck,
Fort Mill. W. M. Owen,
Hickory Grove, 3. D. Bailey,
Lancaster, W. A. Fairey,
Lancaster circuit, W. C. Wynne,
Lancaster and Chester mills, F. E.
North Rock Hill, W. A. Beckham.
Richburg, W. S. Martin.
Roek Hill, St. John's. T. C. O'Dell.
West Main Street, J. M. Rogers,
Manchester, to bo supplied,
Rock Hill circuit. W. H. Arial.
Van Wyck, C. P. Carter.
Winnsboro, Henry Stokes,
Yorkville, H. J. Cauthen and S.
A. Wobber, supernumerary,
York circuit, H. B. Hardy.
Presiding elder, M. L. Carlisle,
Belmont, W. W. Williams,
Blaeksburg, C. C. Derrick,
Buffnlo und Bethel, B. M. Robert
Clifton und Cowpons, R. W. Hum
Canipobello, E. S. Jamos, -
Cherokee, J. T. McFarlano,
Enoree, J. C. Chandler,
Gaffney, Dufors street, S. B. Hur
Gaffney, Limestone street, I. N.
Gaffney circuit, T. B. Owen,
Jonesville, E. P. Taylor,
Kelton, J. A. White,
Pacolot, T. J. White,
Roldsville, J. H. Moore,
Santuc, W. L. Gault,
Spartanburg, Bethel, M. Dargan.
Spartanburg, Central, R. S. Trues
dale and W. S. Stokes, supernuniary,
Glendale, W. H. Polk,
linnean and Saxon, J. T. Fowler,
City mission, J. W. Shell,
Union, Grace, D. W. Keller.
Union, Creon street, J. G. Farr,
Wofford College, flnaucial agent,
R. A. Child,
South Carolina Advocate editor, S.
Inman, II. L. Powell.
Hingst ree District.
Presiding elder. J. E. Carlisle.
Cade's, H. F. Bryan,
Cordesville, W. T. Bedenbaugh, |
Cypress, J. IO. Carter,
St. George circuit, T. J. Clyde,
Duncan, T. E. Morris,
West End, W. II. Murray.
Oreeleyville, T. E. Pedler,
Grover, B. W. Barber,
Harleyvllle, J. P. Inabtnot,
Harper's. W. II. Thrower,
Johnsvllle, L. Mulllnix,
Klngstree, J. E. Muhaffey,
Lake City, S. J. Bethea,
McCleallnnvlllo, E. K. Moore,
Pinopolls, J. P. Winnln?ham,
Rldgeville, H. C. Mouzon,
Rome, W. S. Goodwin,
Salters, W. T. Patrick,
Snmplt, J. O. Carroway,
St. George, J. W. Steadman,
Scranton, W. S. Henry,
Summerville, M. Auld.
Presiding Older, Waddy T. Duncan.
Bethany, T. W. Munnerlyn,
Bishopville, P. A. Murray,
Camden, C. C. Herbert,
Heath Springs, R. E. Sharpe,
Jordan, S. H. Booth,
Kershaw, o. A. Jeffcoat,
Lynchburg, S. O. Cantey,
Manning, D. A. Phillips,
New Zion, IO. 1'. Unison,
Oswego, D. 11 neks,
Pinewood, J. II. Noland,
Providence, W. H. Gibson*
Richland, C. S. Polder,
St. John and Rombert, L. L. Inabi
Sumter, First Church. W. D. Dun
Sumter, Magnolia Street, J. H.
Summerton and St. Paul's station,
].). Oi .luin:,,
Watoroe, W. H. Barnes.
Transfers, W. H. Hardin Little
Rock Conference, W. A. Betts, Louis
Killed by Policeman.
John T. Werner, of Plckens coun
ty, was killed Saturday lu Central
by Pol leeman Attnway. Worner hod
boon arrested the day hofore by tho
policeman and when ho got but he
hegnn abusing bia and a flghl re
Joneerni?* tho Methodist church,
South, la Sont i, Carolin?.
Tho following sro th* figures of
uomhershlp. property, anti such, os
eud near the close of the' sesBlon:
Local preaohero (not including
mern hers of the conference J1 77;
tnombors, 85,084. Total 85.161.
Infants haptisetl, 1,886. Adults
Epworth Leagueus, 51; members,
8uuday schools, 681; teachers, 4,
813, scholars, <4,012.
Raised for worn out preachers,
their widows and orphans, $10,488,
Contributed for missions: Foreign,
$21,813.51; domestic, 816,454.49.
For church extension, $6,887.10.
American Bible Society, $630.4 8.
Paid to presiding" elders, $22,582.
Paid to pastors in charge, $174?
For bishops, $3.069.56.
Number of church societies (or
ganizations) 775; houses of worship,
Value of houses of worship, $1,
Indebtedness on sume, $41,049.
Number of pastoria! oharges, 23 5;
number of parsonages, 190.
Value.of parsonages, $802,525. In
Number of districts, 12; district
parsonages, 9. Value of parsonages,
$50,000. Indebtedness, $1,800.
Number of churches damaged by
fire or storms, D. Amount of dam
Insurance carried, $509,983.50.
which was a very larg? one, the hng
Number of schools und colleges, 6.
Value, $573,000. Endowment, funds,
WAR COMBS HIGH.
Russia sont a draft for $24,300,
000 to Japan on the 24th, in payment
of tho last portion of the debt incur
red in her disastrous war to gobble
up Hanchurla, and Incidentally, an
nex cortaln parts of tho Japanese
empire. The draft was to cover tho
cost of caring for Russian prisoners
taken by the victorious Japanese.
The first bill for this was $75.000,
000, but this was offset in part by
a Russian bill of some $40,000,000
for the maintenance of Japanese
FRECKLES, As well 3 Snnbnrn,
Tan, Moth, Pimples and Chaps, are
cured with Wilson's Freckle Cure.
Sold and guaranteed by druggists.
?Oc. Wilson's Fair Skin Soap 26
I cts. I. R. Wilson & Co., Mfgrs. and
Props. 6? and 65 Alexander street,
( Charleston, S. C.When ordering dl
j rect mention your druggist.
in Columbia, South Carolina, ma
thing in the Machinery Supply
Write us for prices before p!
On corner opposite Seaboard i
LOOK FOR TH!
It moans that we are manufacture
and sales agents for complete F
. Plants, in steam or gasoline, .S
ary and Portahle Boilers, Sa1
Edgers Planers, Shingle, Ln
and Corn Mills and nnythl
chlnery. Our stock is
prices are right and om
autoed. . Write for
GIBBES MACHINERY COMPANY
1 hsve find several y
all other kinds ofveget
planta, Collard plants, an
I now have ready lo
follows: Early Jersey V
and henderson Successl<
cties to ?ll experienced
the open air near salt >
Prices: ?1.00 (or 500 pl
sand, 5,000 to 9.0C0 at $
thousand. We have spei
this point. All orders w
money with orders. I v
will save the charges for r
Other plants wilt bo
prompt and personal atti
. trial ordcri 1 guarantee
B. J. DONALDSON,
Wakefield and Succession
tuce, and large type Csull'.o
best growers in the world. W
stock for 20 years, and il 's safe to
tainable. They have successfully si
?honil, ?nd?rerelied on by the most pi
South. We guarantee full count Jnd itt
PRICES: Cabbage ?nd l ettuce f. o. b. Ye
per thousand; 5 to 0,600 at $1.25 per thoi
Cauliflower. $.VM per thousand, quantities
Write your name and expr?s:
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References: Enterprise Dank, Charlei
tfflf 111 lilli i --
LArg? Whit? Iron Bed
S6 Inches h
Floor Oil Cloth, pe
Ooah or Credit.
L/vrge I'f eorntftd rtr\f ????..?,
Hall lAino $4LM COLUMJb
Newly Married Cpiiplo Slain by ?
tying fae? downward i:; ppoia vf
blood, the bodies of Mr. and M ra,
VanWyuklo, a newly married couple,
were found on tho floor of their
cabin at Fairport, a maali hamlet.
east of MuBcatlno, Iowa, Thursday.
Thoy were attacked while asleep and
kUled by a heavy club. Harry Jone?,
an adventurer and tramp, who was
seen carrying a heavy club on the
afternoon preceding tito murdor and
visited tho VanWyuklo home Tuesday
night, was found guilty of tho dou
ble murder at tho Inquest, and a
poBse Immediately organized und
made a search of the entire neighbor
How io Cur? Rheumatism.
The cause of Rheumatism and kin
dred dh-eases is an excess of urie
acid tu Hie blood. To cure this terri
ble disease the acid must be expelled
and the system so regulated that no
more acid will be formed in exces
sive quantities. Rheumatism la AW
Internal disease and .requires an in?
ternal remedy. Rubbing with oils and
liniments will not cure, afford.') only
temporary relier at best( causes you
to deluy the proper treatment, and al
lows th? malady to get a firmer hoi*
on yon. Liniments may ?ase the pal?,
but they will no more euro Rheuma
tism th MI paint will chango the fibre
of rotten wood.
I Science has at last discovered n
I perfect and complote cure, whloh ie
oalled Itheumacide. Tested in hun
dreds of cases, it has effected th?
j most marvelous cures; we believe lt
'will cine you. Rheumacld? "gets at
tho joints from the inside," swoops
tho p< isons out of the system, tones
up the stomach, regulates the liver
and kidneys and makes you well al)
over. Rheumaelde "strikes the root of
the disease and removes its cause."
This splendid romedy is sold by drug
gists and dealers generally at 60o.
and $1 a bottle. In tablet form at
25c. and BOc. a package. Qet a bottle
today; delays are gonorous. adv
Ko natter how limited yonr mean? or edt?
pallon, u yon desire a thorough buslnasa train*
tag nm Kood position,write 'or our
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Pl .NOS AND ORGANS
FOI? THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.
WE ARE FACTORY AGENTS and
represent, only the best Pianos and
Organs, that will last a life time.
Wrlto ot once for our liberal terms
and Special prices.
MALONE'S MUSIC HOUSE,
Columbia, S. C.
IJY nor SE
king o npeclalty of handling every
lacing order elsewhere.
' CO.. Columbia, S. O.
Ur Line Passenger Station.
lng in Ma
V goods guar
, : Box 80, Columbia, S. O
Mfjll |ij ii a N I Ml I
cars experience in growing Cabbage plants ?nd
able plant-, '.ir thc tudc, vii: Bec! plants, Onion
d Tomato plants,
r shipment Sect plants and Cabbage plants at
Wakefields, Charleston l,argc Type Wakefields,
3ns. Thea* being thc best known reliable vari*
lr-.:ck fern ers. These plants are grown out in
vater and s,.il stand severe cold without injury,
ant*. In lots of I,Of' to 5,000 at fl..10 per thou
1.25 per tr.iusind, 10.COO ind over at 11.00 per
-?al low Kv.-ress rates on vegetable plants from
ill bc shipped C. O. I), unless you prefer sending
.m:!.i ad vis% lending money with order*. You
cturning the ?, O. O'*,
ready in February. Your orders will hay
arion. When In need of Vegetable n' B've m'
i satisfaction. Address?" * _?, "
MECCETT, S. C?
R THE SOUTH
i Cabbage, Sig lloston Let
wer. Crown from ?teds of the
c have Worked diligently on our
i say (hat to-day they ire the beal ob.
ood the most severe tests of sold and
ominent growers nf ?very section of the
e arrival of all goods (hipped by express,
lung's Island. 500 fur 11.00; I td 5,000 at 91.50
is nul; 10,000 and over at $1.00 per thousand
? office plainly and nuil orders to
NTRRPRISE, S. C.
ston, S. C.; Postmaster, Enterprise, &. C.
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