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ESTABLISH ED [865. , M CH 24, 190.
- WK EK 8 .50A.'!EA
GOV. HEYWARD ON CRUM.
His Appointment An Indignity to Char
leston and the State, But Was
To Be Expected.
. To the Editor of The Sunday
News: Your telegram, asking my
opinion on the reappointment of Dr.
Urum as collectk>r of the port of
Charleston, has just been received.
As an appointment made by the
Chief Magistrate of our nation, I
consider this an indignity, not only
upon the City of Charleston, but
upon the entire State, and one which
should receive the condemnation of
every right thinking citizen of South
Carolina and of the South.
Dr. Crum is in no sense a repre
sentative of the community in which
he lives nor of this State. As a sup
posed representative of the bnsiness
interests of Charleston he cuts a ridi
onions figure in the otlice to which
President Roosevelt has labored so
hard to appoint hitn. This is added
to by the fact that a Republican
Senate, a body of President Roose
velt's own party, has twice refused to
confirm his appointment.
As to any supposed influence Dr.
Crum may possess, it belongs to that
very dear to President Roosevelt-a
political opportunity, which is now
the President's only door of hope to
This appointment should be con
iodered as an indignity to South
' rolina. By it Pr'sident Roosevelt
is clearly shown th at this action on
is part is politicsltn othing but poli.
ctios, and in making it he has do
scended to a level of petty politics,
which is degrading to the Chief
Magistrate of a great nation.
In this connection it is disap
pointing to reflect that nothing else
could be legitimately expeeteti, since
the President has demonstrated
more than once his very peculiar
views upon this question. With
!iooker T. Washington in the dual
role of a Social Equal and a Political
Prophet, indignity to a sovereign
State should not be greatly wondered
at, but should rather be expected.
D. C. Heyward, Governor.
Columbia, March 21:
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
Baron Von Iiuolow, in it notable
speech delivered in the leichatag
last week, deni icd that his, the Ger
m an government was acntuate by it
desire for more territory or a thirst
fur glory in the Venezuohmtt affair.
He sp-'ke of tihe importanuce of cult i
Svat ing friendly relat ions withI the
It hits been leartned thIiat Jo se
Istrad1a Palma, sonl or th1e Presidlent
of Cnbat, and1( Miss Mabel .Jacobs, a
*st.udlent at t he Normal College at Newv
'York, were secretly married on the
l 1th of lFebruatry. Fear of paternatl
op)positioni caused seecy.
A bar of gold of the~ valuno of $28,
.000( in transit from Satlt L'tke City to
the Eat, was stolen from tihe Cxpress
-oilico at Det roi t, Maih. , itnd no clue
as toi its whIerenhlouts ha~s beeni founitd
It. was onea ofC f.our on waiy to the
P hiladelphtia mit.
Owinig to legal e-enl iientimons oli~
cials hamvo somie dotubt. of thle vailidi
ty oif thle ubamn iroaty just rattiftied
by thle Senate of I ih' Un itedi tates5.
It ap~pears to hso a mu~tlt of a hsty
Sydniey lair, at fatrmr aigted (S0
years, wvas munrdl.red( aml hiis n iece,
- M~1iss Sallie Waliker, wais til t t hroo
timaes and( seriousl-ty wVoon ded by a
negro in Rteidlvilb-., N. C , ona Friday,.
A speciatl court hass boein ordlered for
the trial of the negro.
Associate J istice Satminel Hf. Tor
roll, of the Mississippi snpret conrt,
who was a member of the Secession
Convention ini 1861 and itt oflicer
in the Confederate Armiy for four
y'ears, died at his hiomie in Clark
county on Friday.
"'My queen," fondly excliimed theit
"'My Jack!" softly responlded the
blushing miaiden. - -- P~hiilad(lhia1
THE NEGRO'S FUTURE.
J. H. Lightfoot Says Not Illiterate Black
Men, But Those With a Little Learn
ing Cause Mischief.
(New York Times.)
Discussing the race problem in the
South, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel last
night, J. H. Lightfoot, of Nashville,
"There is no race question in the
South of the character believed to
exist by people in the North and
East. If the world should last 10,
000,000 years the position of the no
gro in the Southern States would
relatively be the same as it is today.
The colored people have always been
the servants of the whites, and al
ways will be, and no power on earth
will ever be able to induce the
whites to regard the blacks as their
rqual. Rtesidents on your 5th avo
fue don't take their domestics into
their drawing rooms and treat. thom
as members of their families.
"As a matter of fact., negroes in
the South are t.reated with more con
sideration than white servants in the
North, so long as they know their
place and don't overstep it. There
is very little trouble with the very
large majority of the Southern no
groes, especially with those who
work on the plantations. They ar
eared for when sick and are well
housed and fed. I have two planta
tions in Alabama and never have any
trouble with the help. The illiterate
negroes never cause mischief. It is
the fellows with a little learning,
proving that a little education is a
"President Roosevelt is making a
very serious mistake in forcing no.
roes into oflicial positions regardless
f the protests of the whites. His
,ots only encourage negroes who are
not. lacking in insolence. These lat
ter go too far, and it is this class
that frequently got their heads
"The war has been forgotten in
the South, except in isolated cases.
We have the country and the North
has the money, which we welcome
and use in efforts to build up the
country. The Southern whites are
not bothering about the negroes so
long as the lat(or keep their propcr
places, and that they will be com
pellod to do. If there is any real
)pposition to the nomination of
President ltoofevelt next year, I
boubt very mfuch that lie can get a
singlo dele'gato front: a Southern
RAINS AND FLOODS DO HARM.
[o the DI)stributive Trade of the Country.
New York, March '20.-Brad
dreet's tomiorrow will say: Excess
ye moistunre in the form of heavy
rains1 and0lood, or or merely had
roads5, is an apparent drawback to
listribute trade. Over against this,
Liowever,, is to be placed an improve.
nent in jobbing t rH(d at some load
.ng wvestern centera, a shade hotter
bian heretofore report ed col lectionis,
preci pitable easing of the ear short -
tgo trouble and increased st rengthI
ni t he iron andl steel trades. Thiere
5 o'veii t-NOo t bioigh, perhaps miore
t'larent ihani real, iliiproyeli(,it iin
thle b ih(or situtin, some strikes hay
ng been'i avoided1 or set tled, but lai
bor dist urbance is a possible unset.
thig featutre, particularly in the
building traoles. The easterni Easter
seasont is one of t he latest on record
but. sprig weat her condmitions are
1operativP, as masy be judged from
libe fact t hat lower lake navigation
is al ready pretty wvellI opened. The
next t wo weeks wvitl see applied the
test of domiand mn retail lines. Gross
rail way earniings for the first half of
Miarebi show an aggregate gain ever
last. year of fully 12 per cent.
In prices, features are t he further
slight changinig of cotton . Cotton
goods have dlisplayed exceptionual
strength, t.hough a waitineg tendoey
as regard1s nowv busi ness is noted at
first hands. No effet of thle higher
level of prices in thle shape of checked
demand is anniouncedl by jobbhers,
however, who almost universally re
port the dry goods business this
spring as the largest on record.
Business failures for the wook
number 1941 against 19'7 in the like
week of 1902.
Ills Charleston Trip Had No Ilidden Mean
lIg In Connection With U. S.
[New and Courier.]
The Governor has just returned to
his "flice, having attended the fui.
neral of his grandmother, who died I
in Charleston a few days ago. Speak
ing of a remark that had been made
at the banquet in Charleston regard.
ing his prospectivo candidacy for the I
United States Senate, and which re. I
mark ha( received some newspaper
Comment, the governor was very em. c
phatic in disclaiming any such in- I
tentionl. His visit to Charleston was c
entirely a social one, he said, and as r
such it was enjoyed to the fullest.
In closing the Governor added I
that. he sincerely regretted that such c
an absurd construct ion had been
placed upon a remark that was noth. I
ing more than a friendly message on v
Ia social and friendly occasion. I
CUBAN TiiATY RATIFIED. c
Must Be Approved By Congress Before It
Becomes Law.- -The South's
After formally approving the Bacon t
amendment, providing that the treaty t
shall not, become effectivo until ap
proved by the Congress, and after i
adopting also another amendment c
introduced by Senator Bacon, which I
materially affects one of the .outh's t
greatest, indust ries, the Senate Tll.urs
day afternoon ratified the Cuban ro t
ci proci: y treaty.
As to final rat-ification, there never
has been a doubt. since the commit
tee of foreign afl'airs, upon the in <
sistence of the Democrats, accepted 'j
the first- ment ioned amendment.
There was some doubt for a short
while to-day, however, whether there
would be i luorum of the Senate
present, so many Reupublicans having
left the city, but there were many
mlore than enough Senators present
on the final rot- d up, the treaty be
ing ratified by ,+.e vote of 50 to 10.
Of chief imp. lance to the South t
was the acceptanco to the com. I
littee, and the adoption by the c
Senate, of an amendment which 1
Senator Bacon had been quietly. t
pru,ing. This give to the coarser '
grades of cotton fabrics, which are a
muade principally in the Southern c
.t.ates, t h- same percentage of ad
vanttag, which is given the the finer I
grades of New England muanufacture. E
In the orginal treaty ther was ia t
5 por1 cent. discrimination against a
the coalrse's grades, as compared with a
tho Ii nr grad ee. The lin er gradesi
imi)ported into Cuba wore to be ac.
corded a 30 per coait redu.'t ion of the e
(lit is in the general Tariff Act of .r
Cuba, while the coarser grades were t
to be given~ but a 25 per cent redtuc
tioni. Seniator Bacon and other i
Southlern~ Sonators construed this ani
uneal led for adv~anitageogi ven the liner
graded of New ECngland miills, but p
some of t he Newv Cngland Senatorsi
seemed to think this was all right. 1
Senator 01Hacon insisted~(, however, and1(1
as5 his contenitioni was balcked by i
other ~,idrthenrs, whlo stood witht
himii, thle coimm))itto ia iallyI accep)ted I
his amtendmsenit, and1( it was incorpor.i
atedl inito thle t ready. This puts all I
grades of cotton fabri(cs on a plano I
A fter'I ratifyi ng the t reaty the
senaitoi aidjournied sine dioi t 10
mmites p)ast S o'clock. Prmact ically<
thei entire (lay was spoint hohind 111
closed d1oors in execntive session.
Most of' thle timo11 it was dlevoted to
conii'derationi of the Cubai treaty.
Several speeches woere madoIl in
fatvor of it, and1( thlen plrom ptly at. thle
agreed hour :- o'clock, voting began.
Rtoll call was hadt oni a niumiber oif
amn'amanl.iits anid thbe t reaty3 itself
waIs mamdo the objet of an aye andl g
nany vote. Thie motion01 to ratify was
adopted by a ballot oif 50 to 16,
somewhat mimore thain ai three fourthis
vo(te, whberons only at two( t hirds vote
waS ieessary' t ((o ecire a rat i ficat lon.'
Mr. TI. lH. Tnucker of North, in Or
angelburg County, took his owni life
withI a shmotgun on1 I"nday afternoon.
T,necker was abuout 701 years old1 and
had1( bieen ini had1 heailth for 14omo1
FARME3RS SHOT FROM AMBUSlI.
tr. Robert Cheathan Seriously Wound
ed-Would.be Assassins Supposed to
be Negroes of Phoenix Section.
Greenwood, March ld.--itohort G.
Jheatham, Robert. Quattlebaum and
Jiebe Penn, threo well known whito
armers of tho Phoonix section, were
eriously shot from ambush at 2
>'clock this morning at some place
)elOw Cal 11801, at )ostoilico about ton
nibs below hero.
Mr. Cheatham received i chargo
f buckshot in the upper part of his
ody, his hands, armus andcl chest ro
oiving the load. Alt hough at close
ange his physician thinks thlt the
rounds are not nocessarily fat al.
le will recover unless sonlm compli
ation HOt- inl.
Mr. Quattlohmnn had his loft arm
roken and also received somo flesh
voundH in the upper pat of the
Mr. Penn's wound was made by a
harge of bird skot whieb eentered
a the calf of the loft leg.
Although theshiouting occurre<d at
o'clock this Io rt.in g no nows of it
was received here ut,! il aftor midday,
hen the report vast very meagro as
o details and is yet a1s for tltat. No
no from that section1+ soeeis to know
oything about it. )r. B3. \\. Cobb
I this place was sunmnlonod, but he
1as not yet roturned. 'The facts ats
o the wounds were obttitn.ed from
)r. J. L Ward of I'h:oenix, who was
he tirst physiciatn to reach Ithe
It is reported that t he shooting
ras done by negroes and t lit seven
r eight, volleys were exchantt,god.
"hose who really know are ext remely
11. AND L. ASSOCIATIONS.
.oans on Mortgages Iheld on Real listate
Must be Returned at Full
|Colum1bi11 ecor I
The attorney general has rtolerod
,n opinion of great ilportairo to
uilding and loan associatit iouns. 'The
Luostion1 was whother buihhing and
:>an associationls, 1mli like corporai
ions, should he tiaxed, ti if iaxed
vhother on credits belonging to ttem
ecured by mortgages upon property
The attorney general siay they are
iable to t axat ol a11 t Imt' cOt rporat ionts
iuch crodits shouh , h rt retrmd for
axXation aft thir a1tillal vall,. In an..
wer to thte(l JC helionl t hat if theo as
oci ationi is taxed onI tO olijgations1
holds againist htorr.wersN toheor
owinIg stockholer will be ' wien tax
(1 GIt It same j1' property, 01e <('OI thIe
enl esta1to mort gaiged , anid agin onIl
he credit arising ftomtth111loan rsult -1 t
rg in dloubtl taxati:>nt, hto qu1otedt
rom ni11 op)inmnt of to lilinois courlt
[n wvhich t hoe30 conlu1sion is r'oeched:
"Tfhe noteo or cot Iract and1 I mott
aige hold( by3 a1 loan(1 assoetnt ion atre
n no 8s1180 a crocdit of lt he horrocwe'r,
mut arm a cr01dit bl)('tging to the5 (or
>orationl. If I th e'rOlkit is I liesP, ilh
ax falls ont iho corporatio,~ 1 al nolt
he( horrowver. It is tru hat)11 a1 por
ion of till taix Inalv (IIhoutlely fall oun
11( I)orrowevr, as ai st<OkhIt er;ot: it
hat ainttonit, whteve~'r it lIuay Iho,
a11lls uon htimit151 a tt a Itoh(hlr hav
[ng anl inivetnn-ntit for prtoIit I in a (R.
UTus ll sucht ass~ooiations are ro
ntortgago onl real estatiel flor (itionl
'or thetr full value.
CANAL ThFlATfY iRAr111:111.
11l Amuendmoents SuIccessively Voted llownt
andh Not A WoIrd Is Clme
From ile Ortiglinal.
unationt itark, I te Senait. 0,in ext ral
Ito treaity wVithI t rojpublic of ('o
uiai)l, for thet'C contdrutten oslt f lil
n favor of th at ifient loll of' to e I in
.y to 1> opptOoed. I1( he wtat wasH it
)xecutIiveI 5tess-ion wVhen t ho trstult wasi
The~ fiv' vo(to (in Ilppott(sition11 wore
hose of Honator Ihmaiol, of \'irginian,
'tis col longuet, Senitator Alart Iin, to I WIw
Alabtamau Sontators, lss rs Alorg'an
11md( P'otius, and( Sentotr TlIter, of
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
In the State.
'The birthday of John C. Calhoun
was celebrated by the Calhoun Light
Infantry in Florence on Thursday of
Col. 1t. A. Robinson, who has rep
rosented Anderson county for several
terms in the legislature, died on Thurs
Col. Asbury Coward, of the Citadel,
has boon appointed by the President
one of the members of the Board of
Visitors to West Point Academy.
Mr. Joe Baltzogar, a white farmor
of near Norway, accidentally ran his
wagon over his little son last wook,
and probably fatally injured the liltle
Win. C. King, the white man who
murdered Ja nes and Samuel Ilogers
ill Florence, on January 3Ist, has
boon seltonced to life imprisonm ent
at hard labor in the penitentiary.
An 'il(ppal will be taken to the Su
There are now 230 rural delivery
mail routes in t he State, and the sal.
orines paid amount to $11,000. The
Columbia postotlico is headquarters
for this State, and from hero all the
salaries are paid.
'l'he people of Greenwood have
colpliod with the terns upon which
it was agreed that the Williimston
F emnalo College would be moved, and
it is now practically set t led that t ho
collhgo will b)e moved to (reonwood.
Oi request of the (Greeniwood liar,
ia special term of court, has boon
ordered for Groonwood county,, be
ginning April .1, and contitnuing two
woeks, with the Hion. Jon. A. MeCul
lough, of Greenvillo, special judge.
''he quest ion having been raised,
the At toimoy General hts filed an op
inion that m1eibershiip oo t he I lamp
tn Monunint coimission is not an
oflico, and may be hold by a member
of the Legislature. The commission
will he called together soon and stops
taken to raise money sytomatically
F'ounders' Day will be tppropri
ately celebrated at Converse College
on Aprl 21. The address will 1:e
delivered by the distinguished )r.
(hts. 1). Mcivor, president. of Nor
mil and miod ustrial College of ( reons
Governor [1oy ward's granliot her,
Mr. ulncan L. Clinch, died in
Chirleston on ''hursday night, and
about thle sanie time11 his aunit, Mrs.
J. II. M. Clinich, died in Savannah.
Th'le fun eral of b oth Ilad ies was heldl
in Savaninahi on Friday. Tihie Gov
G~eorgo WV. LFathlami, charged with
assault and battery wyithite.to
kill his cousin, J1. It Latham, hats
boen convicted in Pickens county and
son t encedI to pay3 a fine of $2(00.
he Lant hams are a prominent fami ly
iand thle trial created great interest.
Ju rdge II udsori lins rend(eired1 an
op,imon holing that thle Columbia
canail is not Iliale to county taxation.
Th'le d ecision was ron deredi in a suit
b roumght by the Water Power Co., own
in g thle catnal , to recover b ac.k cont y
a xe al ready paid. Thlie At torniey
Genieratl will atppeail tihe catse
I roceedings for. miand(arnois to coni
peIl thle Spatrtant Mtills amida iiaumnt
l''actories, of Spairt anbom ,to pay lt)
back .ityv taxes for thirteen years,
have booni inistitnitedl. These imills
weeexeiipt by the c'ity or Spartatn
burg andl thle caiso hinges upon the
right of the cit.y to exempt institu
tionis fronm paying tatxes Matndamrius
prcedigswemo iiiad(l returinamble
beifore ('h ief just ice Popjie, att (Chatm
b ers, in~ N ewbe rry, oni AprilI 7.
P'IlliSID1iNTF CAST 10 ItliSIGNS.
No lieasons Given or. ixplanatlins Made,
and Washington is Tfakemi by Surprise.
Cara mens, MIarchI 2 I. Presi liidet
Castro rosigned, Illo placed his
re;signaition of thle P'reide'ncy of thle
lle'pulic of Venezuela ini thle hiandos
or th~e President of Conigress After
readli ng thle President ial messiage to
d1ay Senor C ast ro handIed ove'r thle
exi'rrise of t lie IPresideotntial fun ct ion s
toi thle Pr~esident of C trmis
COTTON SUPPLY 01' 1iUtOPi.
Tie Supremacy of this Country Will he
Malttainelt--No 1:car of Competion
Col. Alfred B. Slthpporson, of
New York, well known as a HtatiHti.
cal o pert in cotton, discussing in
last wook'H isHuue of th MIanufactur.
ers Roecord the ruhition of this con
try to the cotton s upply of E'urope,
''In Eightud, ( oruuay and F'rance
there is cnst;iderbthlb discussion of
the subject anid soinmo practical elforts
havo boon runlo for the proruotion of
the cultivation of cotton in the co
lonitl dOpendencics of tho!o cotitries.
Th'HOE c'orts hatve l'in chiefly made
by inriufactlrors ani tuorchants,
but havt roctivtod tho activo onl.
eouragemeiit uol support of the re
"Since October, 181.11.1, middling
-ot-ton inl New York has iot beoa ats
ow ia sev'ui it or jouind, rang.
ng from i 3- 110 to 11 mIlts, am!1 bo.
ig acturally <titotd tit 12 ('lnts on
January 28, 1901, in Hyut)pathy with
futures for Janti uary delivery, which
vreo 12 3 -1 ct'i1t on that day. Dur
ing thtl two p revious youar, froim
Septonil,er I, , o Sepit'mb er 1,
189, spot. cotton wits coutinually ho
ow Hovei co'tllis in New York, except
aluring tho Iir.st p art of Soptemher,
"h,turopotttn H1pit1t -rr hatving; ho
"orno st lnttwhat arcTnst.,rntid to ttho
uver pi es rulinig for cotlon in
lihose t (o yuars, it is titit tiirpriHing
lhott the(y Hh uin hta'k to tabttlish
nlow HourTt'M of I roduletijn iljl ordor
to redcno 1 h , (t'1t ih NiCreasitg,11 the
wE li'tN1511 isil:i'Tv It CENrT.
"l )f tho (ottot curisuOdil riow by
the mills of (Irtntl Brititn, Cottineu
Ial nropeu' itu tht' i.nitod Statos
tbotut S( p4'r ct it. is t ht growth of
ils country. In the liv yarM ertd
ing August. 31, 1 8((), the averago
proportion was -1 !.: pr colit. 'T'lhe
high prices resulting froum our civil
war tn th dIisorgtizatiun of the
atgriculturatl inte'rosts of tho -outh1
which cont inuled for rm( youtrs
tle rrafter iidlued nuch anl inreaso
of culti vttion in of hwr vouttrius (}hat
it wits ot nt ii i.88: we furnishetd tita
runch aH 7(5 petr c"Ont. of (te total
coiHtUIlt iou of t b 4ll s of Euro) o
and the United Sttates. l'or the live
ytrs ing wio it ih ISM) we fiIrnlishied
wilhbin at fratct ionr 1f -#, P r cont.; inl
t.ho live yecars endting_ witht 1.S,I we
hadu inicreasedul our prolport ion to 79A
ing withI 1900 wt had fluur hnisHhed to
the muillslit l'liropie andi Amierieni S3
I1 ii por cent. of I heir entiru taingst~'
oif cot ton.
uit(i suprillneyi( iiiI 11 th ehl lit 'ottin
(1rat1ion of t hie (it ire Hit untion fuilly
D)ealinig wit hi our chi(f cornpoi(tit orH
ini cot.to pilIroduclt ion for the I'uiropeatn
Shp1po11rHon , itfter~ 11 fitIalHis f ('top
liguires, say s:
I NorAN 'l"rioN tOil iNiliA.
if Hlt iil e Iitid wilieb'l could be
erensed'i pirod(uct ('io wilIlibe fully itb
Hiorb'id byu' t hie growing r('<htiromolnts
of thle liiilie I cot toni tulills. Thell gen-.
era oncer inty in oualread to t thue
ra infallg 3'n it actI un cr isufllcony inou
many sct in 'ott dif art sruioust
11y whe il i l onideredh thatI o the
(vergl g yyti l peri o lgvi, onl abou
't5 pund s of (lit (lottonlll of aqlittyo
Aniut rian ii otn." trvHu3'
lo 'keche theil" pIbAlitieof th
'I ihl purposeNi of thle nolw i rrigattion'
wov rks wasiu tiril dlMIy to safteguatrd
iho ( rons of th1e l and alreadvtil under(1
tension of acrontge, but this will be
chiofly in upper Egypt, where the
cotton is mui1Ch inferior to that of
lower Egypt and brings at consider
ably. lower price. The best opinion
i- that the increase in acreage will
be gradual, as it will depend upon
the construction of canals to take
the water to the now fields. * * *
Assuming, however, an increase
in the acroage of 1,500,000 acres
and that. cotton will get a third of it,
or 500,000 acres, this would add
about 250,000 bales to the prosent
cotton yield of Egypt. This would
probably mark the mnaximum of the
Egyptian cotton crop for H(rnio years
to cotno, and it, would not bo so large
in t.be Hensonis whon other crops
promtied at greater profit."
THIEt o1t11EN', AFeICA AND ItIIAZtI..
Col. Shopporson g'ves a compre
hensive survey of the cotton possi
bilities of Chinat, Turkestan, German
ilt. A frica, lirazil, etc., and in con
" Cxcept, for a sniill increase from
E;gypt no greater contribution to the
cotton supply of Europe can be ox.
pocted than it presot It is quite
possible to grow cotton in mnany
count rims in which it is not now cul
tivated, but whether it can be pro
ducedc in largo qua.litites and at low
cost and 1s profitably as the other
crops, which it would replace, is a
very dilforent matter.
"There are vast. possibilitios for
the extension of cotton cultivation in
the U nited States. According to the
last. Ulnitoil Stat.es von1Hi thorn were
inl I8:tO in Louisiiana, Texas, Arkan
H1a, I ndiati Territory and Oklahona
-ttl,tt(l,t)Ot) acros of imnproved land,
of which 10,000,(00 aers were do
voted to cotton. Now lanud is hing
constant ly brought iiIder ciult.ivaition
in each of those States and Torrito
ries indI the soil is the most produc.
tivo inl the cotton 1 bolt. I'hese
five States and T1'orritofies have
the retluisito area, so aind cli
ma11it0 to otniabln thom to produce as
much coltori a1 is iow grown in the
out ire country. lo mlly ind it is on
ly at question of tiune wholn thili will
be done. * * I Onr E'uropean friends
houlil pOHHes I heir siiitlH iii pat ion10e.
''he Snthertni Stti's of this great
amnd progre4Ssie coinntry will stand
hetwoon tIhem and the cotton famtine
which t.heir inuigtinaitiouns causeH t.lioma
to think is impe ing in th8 n future.
'Ihre will be cotton )'nough for all
ant e(,iupite tie united efforts of En
ropi and the rest. f mntkind the ab.
solu1t.t suipromnl)ey 0f thIiis coun ltry'3 inl
cottonl production wvill be0 fully maIlin-.
SUIC:l)>i AT SOUIJIilRN PINiiS.
Mrs Gierge A. Johnson, of ltochsster, N.
11., Kills IIerself After lleturnIng
Ita lleigh, N. C., Ma lrchi 21.-A spec
ial fromo Sout hern Il'inos, N. C., 8ays
M rs O eorge A . ,JohlIisor,, of lioelies..
teor, N. il ,lafter ret uin~iig to her homei
frorni ai411 dane at t he Sout hern Pillea
husband114: "Oh)I, I wvish I was11 deaid."
Kno10winog that11 sh e waIs81 sujtct to
hyster4 ia, Mr .Joh)nson pa?idt sl ight lat.
tention1 to hier remarlik, but mI ai fewy
mliiutos sh1e wenit 11iII) allaijeilling
rooml, lockinIg Ite door0. MrI Johnson1l01
wasi stairtledII at1( the reort (If a1 piStol
andl, aifter 'iomrooinilg ai netig,hbor1,
force<d the dioor open41, t(o find his wife
deaid, with a1 pistol eltcheitd tightly
ini ber rig,ht hand4(.
takling with1 himui the1( rema11ins of his
wvife to theiri Nort htrni hiomel.
The FalIlure of tihe Senate to Confirm lias
?10 liffet Upon the P'resident.
Walsh ingtonI, Ma1rch 20).---The pros
(irurn, colored, 'ollector of (customs11
lat Chalrlesitoni, S. C., andu W\m. M.
Byrne(, UnJited State's distri(ct littfor
noy43 for IDelawalr(e. IBothI of t hoeo
niominiri 1 fail.ot' of conifirlInatio 11 It
thie reent session1 of fthe 5(ena1te.
"Clfitin" In Towvel Sacks.
All 418-lb sacks inl wich " Cli fton"
tlourx 1 is(ackd are miade of regulir
I to )w el g oods. T h et flou r i l th iese sac ks
c'ostS youl not mor'e than11 thait in the or
dinalry cloth saick. Ask( for "Cl'i fton"'
ini the towel sack. llays & McCnay