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itmil WATCHMAN, EMbU
CoDMlMUed A*r. 8,188
\ "1 1 ?
Cbt tftebman airt Southron.
+Uh***? Wvteday and Saturday
Iumt?r. s. a
M ]Mr annum?in advance.
for three months, or
Wttl ba made at reduced rates.
All eommunlcatlons which sub
artaata tatareats wlU ha charged
Ofcftaarlaa and tributes of respects
uiisjuu n Kiieo.
OmC TOWN DESTROYKl>, ANOTH?
ER PARTLY RAZED.
Loa? of Life Hovpre In Mexl
Mexico City July 30.--With Chll
paaoisngo destroyed and Acapulco
tartly raaod and the loan of life prob
teasatlcal, central Mexico from the
Atlantic to the Pacific and from Quer
eato oa tha north to Oaxaoa on the
?south, aa area of more than 1.000
square allies, was shaken at an early
hoar today by a series of the moot sc
?ara earth ^hocks felt In that region
for the past quarter of a century
Tha quake was severe In Mexico
City, bat not prolific in destruction.
Reports telling of the loss of life
are meagre, but the official figures
than far given show 14 kffeed and
than score mortally Injured.
While word comes from O. Poyro*
?rican comemrclal traveler at
tnclango, Guerrero, that thai
ras deetroyed and tl:c Irrha Ul?
tra living In the open, suffering
elements, the loss of Itfn Is
^finitely known. The shucks
at Ohllardlango tenlghc.
ssjhtarranean rumbHngs and
TTffhtnlng, rain and hail.
Acapulco. Guerrero, was partly
rased, hut the .extent of the damage Is
not known as communication with
that part of the republic Is not well
DRY AND < LKAN.
'will Coatln TVtla the ProhibltlonlHt*
ft hat They Ought to I>o ami Make*
A F*w Red Hot Remark* About
TV Social Ctsjga and Respectable
Why don't some of you big prohibi?
tionists tell the people of Sumter
f County what you want? Lots of peo?
ple would vote If they know what
they are voting for. It la true that
you eU want to run the dispensary
out? That Is where the negro and
laboring class of people get their 11
qaor. It won't do any good to run the
dlsvensary out. If you want prohi?
bition you ought to clean them all out
What I mean by that Is these club
rooms. But how are you going to get
at the club rooms? The clubs are
made up of our senators, our lawyer*,
our beat men. They have the liquor
there and there * Is no law In the
world to reach them. And If you
run the dispensary out the club room*
will grow, there will be more club
room*, there will be more young men
Joining the clubs than ever before.
1 We don't car* so much about the**
old heads. They are like a knot on
a *log anyhow. You can't do any?
thing with them and you never will.
What we are after Is the young men.
the rising generation and the protec
tlon of our sweet mothers ann wives
and our beautiful daughters. Any
man In South Carolina that won t
protect his wife und home Is no man
at all Ninety per cent of all our
troubles are reused from liquor and
you all know it too, and It Is no use
to try to hide behind a three-cent
pl .ee. because the ladles of South
Carolina can s.-e you. If you want to
hide, go out of South Carolina. We
don't want any drunkards In South
Carolina. What we want to do In to
make a clean sweep. (Mean the City
of Sumter of then* drone.*, these r?d
noaed whl*key sign?', all these gamb?
ling saloons, these drinking holes, and
the wlfe-and-chlldren-nymbrer. the
WILLIAM UK A C UK? ARD COSTIN.
Sumter, 8. C July SI. 1909.
Zach McOh?e, the Washington cor?
respondent of the Columbia Stab- will
sail from New York on Saturday f?u
Queenstown and for three months
Will travel In foreign lands. Mr. Me
Ohee's purpose In going abroad at
thl i time Is to write a series of letters
to home papers on the workings of
the tariff In Kurope He muy be gone
three or f ?ur months.
shed April, 1850.
'lie Just an
! STATE VI HAH IMME*.
NEW MOVE MADE BY DISPEN?
SARY WINDING-VP COM?
Notice Filed In United States Court
Of a Motion for a Decree In Cane*
Drought by Liquor Firma and Pass?
ed on by Ute V. s. Supreme Court,
And Also That an Inquiry as to
Damage* Resulting From the In
Junction Orders Obtained Against
The Commission Will be Sought.
Charleston, July 31.?That the
9tate will make a vigorous effort to
obtain damages ad a result of the In?
junction obtained by several liquor
firms against the dispensary wlnding
up commission la evidenced by a no?
tice Med in the United States Circuit
Court yesterday by the attorneys for
the commission, Messrs. J. Fr?ser Ly?
on, W. F. Stevenson and B. L. Abney,
to the effect that a motion will be
made on August 9 for an order of In?
quiry aa to the damages and also for
a final decree In the cases. The mo?
tion will be made In the consolidated
case of Wilson Distilling Company
against W. J. Murray and others.
The notice filed yesterday Is as fol?
"To Wilson Distilling Company,
Gallagher & Burton, Jack Cranston
Company. complainants, and to
Messrs. Barnard, George B. Lester
and H. C. Chedester, Frank Carter
and T. Moultrie Modecal, their solici?
tors, and to American Bonding Com?
pany, of Baltimore, and the Fidelity
and Guaranty Company, of Baltimore,
sureties on their bonds:
"Notice is hereby given you that
the mandate from the United States
Supremo Court was filed and entered
in the United States Circuit Court at
Charleston, and that on the 29th day
of July. 1909, counsel for the defend?
ant filed in said causes a formal mo?
tion for decree, a cop;, ?f which said
motion is hereby, served upon you,
and you are farther notifie* that said
motfon will be called up and final de?
cree asked in said causes on the !>th
day of August. 1909, according to
said mandate, and for an order of in?
quiry as to the damages resulting
from the Issuance of the injunction
orders set out in the proposed decree
herewith servd upon you, at which
time said motion will be heard, or as
soon thereafter as counsel can be
heard by the Court."
Following is the motion of the de?
"Now comes the defendants, W. J.
Murray and others, and show to the
Court that the above consolidated
causes wer? commenced in this Court
and that after certain proceedings
were taken and had an appeal was
carried to the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals, and then to the
United States Supreme Court, and the
United States Court of Appeals was
reversed and the causes remanded to
this Court, with directions to dismiss
the bills of complaint, and that such
execution and further proceedings be
had in said causes, and in conformity
with the opinion and decree of the
Court as according to right and jus?
tice and the laws of the United States,
ought to be had: that on the 26th
day of May. 1909. said mandate issued
and was filed and entered of record
In said causes in this Court on the
28th day of May. 1909.
"The defendants now move the
Court for judgment of dismissal as
in said mandate contained and for
such other and further proceedings as
may he necessary that*Justiee may be
done to the parties."
HAI It WO KM MOSQUITO'S ENEMY
New Orleans May Use Annelid In
Fighting Fever Disseminator.
New Orleans. August 1.-A new
method to he employed in the cru?
sade against the mosquito which In?
sect, accredited with helng the means
of spreading yellow fever, has heen
fought unremittingly by Nev Orleans
for the past several years, |s being ac?
tivity urged by Councilman Frawley.
of this city, whosf theory is to net an
insect to catch an insect. He Mttrtt
that this principle has the bucking
? ?f the United States murine hO0pH ?I
"It has been proved." declared
Councilman Frawley, "that what is
commonly known as the hair worm
hah a family feud with the mosquito.
We -b<?uUl confront the mosuulto with
this worm. We should convey the
latter in large quantities to the
swamps, morass, s. gutter s and cM
tortM and leave them In soak to wait
for their hereditary enemies."
It remains to be ucen whether or
not tho councilman's suggestion will
meet with practical acceptance.
d Fear not-~l<et all the ends Thou A In
L T ER. S. O.. WEDNE
REF0BEST1HS THE SOUTH.
NEW PLANTING PLAN TO HE
TRIE1> AT GHANITEVILLE.
Renewal of the Southern Ptne Forests
Depends Upon Adequate Fire Pro
teetion and Coservative Lumbering
?Loblolly Pine Plantations Estab?
lished by Seeding.
Washington, July 30.?The yellow
pines of the Eastern and Southern
States are being cut at the rate of 13.
000,000,000 board feet a year. The to?
tal stand at this time is aproximateiy
40.000.000,000 board feet.
One discouraging condition on cut
over lands in the Southren States is
the lack, for various causes, of ade?
quate young growth. Much of the
cut-over land has grown up to scrub
oakg with very little or widely scat?
tered pine reproduction. A realiza?
tion of these unfavorable conditions is
becoming apparent all thorugh the
South, and there is a manifest inter?
est in reforesting such lands.
Successful renewal of Southern pine
forest lands depends essentially upon
conservative lumbering and adequate
protection from fire. The problem of
Are protection, however, is goth a se?
rious and a difficult one.
Reforestation of Southern pine
lands can probably be effected by di?
rect seeding, but such efforts would
prove futile unless the lands were
protected against fire. The forest ser?
vice has made plans for several pri?
vate land owners and companies in
the South for direct sowing of pine
seed on the permanent sites. Because
of the more rapid growth of . loblolly
pine It is preferred where the soil and
moisture conditions are favorable.
The feasibility of establishing loblolly
pine plantations by sowing seed broad?
cast, on prepared ground, has been
determined by experiments and by
observation on the natural reseedlng
of this tree on abandoned fields. The
perpetuation of loblolly pine on sites
suited to it is therefore no* a matter
>f muth concern. But there arc vast
*reas on whP'h the less exacting but
slower growing long leaf pine is the
only one that will thrive. Artificial
regeneration of longleaf pine, either
by sowing seed or by transplanting
seedlings, is still Jn the experimental
stage. Longleaf pine seedlings grow
Very slowly in height for the first four
to six years, but in the meantime de?
velop long fleshy taproots. This haMt
of rrowth makes it very difficult M
transplant them successfully and
makes some method of direct seeding
A planting plan for the lands of the
Graniteville Manufacturing Company,
CJraniteville. S. C, has just been pre?
pared by the forest service. The plun
provides for drrect seeding of loblolly
and longleaf ptqes on abbut 500 acres.
It recommends that loblolly pine seed
be sown broadcast on the cleared
lands which occur on the lower
shopes. Longleaf pine seed is to be
planted on the high sandy land In
seed pints, prepared about she feet
apart each way. The plan also In?
cludes detailed directions for prepar?
ing the ground and sowing the seed.
It is estimated that the cost of
planting will be about $8.50 per acre
for braadcast sowing of loblolly pine,
land about $6.35 per acre for seed plot
' planting of longleaf pine. A conserva?
tive estimate of the time required to
produce merchantable crops, the yield
of each pine am the total cost of
producing lumber, per thousand
board feet, compounding the initial
Investment at four per cent are about
Loblolly pine, forty-year rotation,
19,000 board feet per acre; cost per M
board feet, $3.65.
Longleaf pine, seventy-year rota?
tion. 17.000 board feet per acre; cost
per M. board feet. $9.67.
Thus anything above $3.65 for lob?
lolly stumpage value for longleaf
pine advances considerably, planta?
tions of this pine will yield consider?
ably less than a 4 per cent return. On
UlC basis of the estimate the cost at
3 per cent, compound interest would
be $4.4 7 per M board feet.
Six dwelling houses, valued at $7.
000 and owned by Ernest B. Luther,
Wart burned in Columbia Friday.
A three-year-old child of Ed Ryan,
((?lined, at Johnston was shot and
killed by the accidental discharge of
1 gun in the hands of Frank Miles,
colored) aged 10 years.
If agio Hanged m Greenwood*
Greenwoodi July 10.??Marsh Wash?
ington, a negro aged about 30, was
huni here today for tin- murder last
July <>! hli paramour, There were no
u.iusual feature! Of the hanging.
WaahtngtOn was 0OO] and collected,
And went to the fallOWl without a
ist at be thy Country'.*, Thy God's an
'?SPAY. AUGUST 4. 1
COTTON ADVANCED" I
PRICES CLIMBED IX OVERSOLD
Crop Advices Seem Dullish?Many
Believe That Government Report
Will Act as Incentive to Upward
New York, July 30.?Mainly owlnf
lo unfavorable crop reports and a
sold out and oversold condition of tht
market cotton prices, after some ir?
regularity, advanced sharply. The
drift of the crop advices is such that
very many look for a bullish govern?
ment report next Monday. The July
condition was 74.6 per cent and the
August condition sometimes falls con?
siderably below that of July. The
question is whether the recent rains
In Texas and some Improvement east
of the Mississippi river may not have
caused some increased condition dur?
ing July. Some traders think they
have. Many, however, incline to the
belief that there has been little or no
Improvement and that if this turns
out to\ be so, much higher prices are
Inevitable. Special newspaper re?
ports of late have been of a kind to
stimulate bull speculation. They have
come from the Carolinas, Georgia and
Alabama as well as from Mississippi
and Louisiana and talk of a crop of
only 11,500,000 to 12,000,000 bales
has grown louder, based on the axiom
that an August condition below 80
per cent has invariably meant a *;mall
It is true that the acreage Is now
some 32,000,000 acres as contrasted
with an area In former years of 25,
0000,000 to 30,000,000, but it is
worthy of remark th^t even in 1907
with an area officially given as 32,
060,000 acres and an August condi?
tion of 75?about what Is now look?
ed for?the crop was only 11,375,000
bales. Crops of 13,500,000 bales and
over in the last five years have only
been raised in years when the Au?
gust condition was 82.9 to 91.6. The
previous high record crops of about
11,250,000 bales in 1897 and 1898
on areas of 24,275,000 to 24,967,000
acres were produced on August con?
ditions of from 86.9 to 91.2 per cent.
But low August conditions have
never yielded good crops. Meantime
speculation is on the qui vlve for that
report from Washington on August
2. Even if bullish, it may be follow?
ed by a reaction in prices, but the.
consensus is that a report pointing to
a relatively small crop?that is, 12.
000.000 or below?will be the signal
gun for another outburst of bullish
Meantime trade is slowly improv?
ing. Exports of cotton goods are
more than double those for the san e
time last year, spinners' takings run
well ahead of those of last year week
by week, an the visible supply id de
ct easing much more rapidly than a
ytar ago. On the other hand, exist?
ing supplies are still large, spinners
on many cases hold aloof, Europe
insists that Its trade is poor and the
price of raw cotton is at least rela?
tively If not absolutely high.
Late in the week price movements
were confined to rather narrow limits,
on account of nervousness regarding
the government report. Western
houses sold, and commission houses
sold for profits, whereas Wall street
was buying. For a time firmness was
created by the National Ginners' re?
port, making the crop condition 71.7
per cent, which was followed by an
estimate from a local statistician of
71 per cent. A prominent commis?
sion house placed the condition at
73.8 per cent. On the other hand,
while many had expected another lo?
cal statistician to issue a bullish esti?
mate, the figures were found to be
75 when the report finally came out.
Liverpool reported a large spot bus?
iness at a material advance.
FALLING GUN KILLS CHILD.
Little Daughter of Darlington Man
Meets Sad End.
Darlington, July 30.?The children
of Mr. Watson Baker, while playing
with a watermelon, rolling it around
the room, rolled it against a gun that
was standing in a corner of the room,
causing the gun to finll and be dis?
charged. The load entered the breast
Of the 4-year-old daughter Of Mr. lin?
ker, killing her Instantly. Coroner 11.
Q, Parnell viewed the remains, but
decided an Inquest was not necessary.
A negro named johin Wallace, liv?
ing over the Laurens line was arrest?
ed Thursday by Constable Williams
on a warrant sworn out before Magis?
trate Chappell, charging him with
forging the name of Tom Byrd to an
order for an express package of
liquor at IK. ds and hen selling the
909. New Sei
HIB! BREAKS RECOID.
ORVILLE WRIGHT AND LIEUT.
FOULOIS MAKE SPEEDY
Most Difficult Flight Ever Planned
For Aeroplane?Speed Over 42
Miles Per Hour.
Washington, July 30.?Orville
Wright this evening attained the zen?
ith of hard earned success. Tn a 10
mile cross-country flight in the fa?
mous aeroplane built by himseif and
his elder brother, Wilbur, accompani?
ed by Lieut. Benjamin D. Foulois, an
intrepid officer of the army signal
corps, he not only surpassed the speed
regulations of his contract with the
^United States government, but ac?
complished the most difficult and
daring flight ever plannd'for a heav
?ier-than-air flying machine. Inciden?
tally he broke all speed records over
a measured course, and he established
beyond dispute the practicability of
an aeroplane in time of peace and in
time of war.
His speed was over 42 miles an
hour; he made the 10-mile flight from
Fort Meyer and back in 14 minutes
and 42 seconds, including the more
I than 20 seconds required for the turn
beyond the line at Shuter Hill, the
southern end of the course. He at?
tained a height in crossing the val?
ley of Four Mile Run of nearly 500
feet and the average altitude of his
practically level course was about 200
feet above the ground.
FARMERS' UNION MEETING.
Adopted Two Resolutions of Consid?
Columbia, July 31.?The last days*
session of the Farmers' State Union
was entered upon yesterday at 8:30
a. m., most of the delegates being
present. Odds and ends of business
left over ^om Thursday's session
were finished. With the exception of
the adoption of two resolutions ol
more , than usual importance, nothing
of any special interest was done.
Both the resolutions referred to
were ineroduced by Dr. J. H. Price,
one being "that the executive com?
mittee ebinstructed to appoint a vig
ilant legislation committee, whos*;
duty it shall be to aopear before the
committees of the legislature to ad?
vocate any measure which would in
their judgment be to the interests ol
the agricultural classes, and to oppose
any measure detrimental to same."
The other was "that a committee ol
three be appointed to meet and form?
ulate plans for financing the cottor
crop," the committee being authori?
zed to confer with any capitalists
looking to perfecting these plans
This last proposition met with some
opposition, but it was finally carried
by a large majority.
At'l2 o'clock the convention ad?
journed without a day. No time and
place were set for the next annual
meeting, as this matter is in the
hands of the executive committee,
which will announce time and place
at some future day, but it may be re?
marked in passing that an invitation
was extended by the Greenville dele?
gation, through its chairman, C. D.
Smith, to the Farmers' State Union to
meet in that city next year.
Rradstreet's Weekly Review.
New York, July 30.?Bradstreet's
tomorrow will say:
"More buyers are in evidence in
leading markets and fall pob>'"*?;
trade shows signs of getting unctt
headway, but the vacation season, the
imminence of the tariff bill settle?
ment and the rapidity of recent price
advances breed conservatism in many
wholesale lines, pending clearer views
of final crop out-turn. The prevj il
ing uncertainty as to cotton prices,
however, coupled with the high level
of other commodity prices, introduces
an element of unsettlem? nt which
finds reflection in checking forward
operations of large magnitude in cot?
ton and some other lines, though here
again it is to be noted that wool is
"Industrial operations show en?
largement, with iron and steel lead
ing. There is a little more doing In
the coal trade.
"There is a trille less industrial un?
rest in evidence than a week ago.
Car-butlding concerns r. port large or?
der*. There is more doing in the shoe
Business failures in the United
states for the week ending July
were against -.v.* last week, ami
2TT. in the like week of 1908."
Joe Teams, a white man, is under
irrest in Aeheville for stealing a
horse from Mr. J. J. Pretwell, of An?
derson. The horse was found in his
possession and he admitted his guilt.
E SOl'T. IUON, Established June, 18??
?ies?Vol. XXIX. No 47
MOB RULE ENDS.
SPANISH FORCES CRUSH IN?
SURGENTS AFFER BLOODY
Terrible Fury of Women?News of
Defeat of Revolutionists Causes
Great Relief In Official Circles
Fearful Reports of Savagery of
Fight Confirmed?Moors Concen?
trating for New Attack on Melilla.
Madrid, July 30.?The news from
Barcelona that the cavalry and troops
have gained the upper hand and cap?
tured the main bodies of the insur?
gents and that only isolated bands
are holding out in the suburbs*
creates the greatest relief in official
It was officially announced that the
cavalry engaged at Barcelona had af?
ter fighting desperately and success- 4
fully for a long time, surrounded the
principal band of revolutionists.
Many persons were killed in the
fighting and the survivors surrender?
ed to the troops. No figures are given
of the casualties at Barcelona.
Women Fight Desperately.
Cerebre, France, via Spanish Fron?
tier, July 30.?All the reports receiv?
ed here from Spain confirm the ter?
rible fury of the women throughout
At Barcelona they fought behind
the barricades with the men, urging
them to fight to the death. Every?
where they resisted the searches by
the gendarmes for recruits for the re?
serves, barring the doors of their
houses and firing at the soldiers from
Horrible stories are told of the merci?
less fashion in which the churches
and convents were sacked and burn?
ed. At the Amer Carmelite convent,
which was looted and burned the sis?
ters barely escaped with their lives.
Resistance at an End.
Madrid, July 30.?The captain g.en>
1 eral of Barcelona-has telegraphed tha
; general staff at Madrid that all ths
revolutionists have surrende' e-? aneV *
, that he is now complete master of th?*
' The number of the victims as a re
. suit of fighting in the streets is very
Moors Withdraw From Melilla.
i Melilla, July 30.?The Moors have
[ withdrawn from the outskirits of this
I city. It is believed they are concen?
trating for a n;w effort. They burn
[ ed hundreds of their dead whom they
were unable to carry off.
, After the tribesmen had retired, the *
. sad work of burying the Spanish ?
dead, which already were rotting ;n ?'
the sun, was hurriedly- accomplished
, in the ravine, where two columns of*
I Spanish troops were ambushed, while
trying to rescue a convoy. The trioind 1
was covered with heaps of cro^s.
many of whom were mutilated after
Thj greatest o.?r fusion reigns at
the army headqua. t.r.*, and the o-e;
i worked staff seem-* demoralized. The
eicaet figures of the c.cud and wound?
ed since the heavy fighting broke out
with th Moors are refused.
Shelling Mount Guruga.
Madrid, July 30.?Special dis?
patches received here shortly after?
noon from Melilla say that the Span?
ish cruiser, Numancia, is now shell?
ing the heights of Mount Guruga,
which is swarming with Moors.
LADY KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
Mrs. J. W. Bickens, of Near Jones
ville, Meets Sudden Death.
Jonesville, July 30.?During a
thunder storm about 9 o'clock last
night, lightning struck the dwelling;
house of Mr. J. W. Plckens, a mils
from town, and killed Mrs. Picken?
instantly. The bolt struck a stack
chimney and ran down and spread
out on both sides to the walls of the
house and tore the weather-boarding
and celling off in several pla I 9 Mrs.
Tick ens had just got up from her sent
and was passing through a door by
the side of the fire place, when the
bolt came down. She fell to the floor
on her face dead. She just happened
t<? be in the current, or she would
perhaps have never been hurt. Her
son-in-law, Josh Klrby, was sitting
before the fireplace with a young;
child in his lap and his wife sitting
near him, and neither of them was
hurt. Mrs. Bickens' husband was on
a visit at Lockhart.
Cecil lboom a prominent cltlsen ot
Waxhaw, x. C, is charged with crim?
inal assault on a young lady of the
Y.m Wycke section of Lancaster
County and Sheriff Hunter has a
warrant for his arrest. Broom la said
to have lied the country.