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A. J. A. PERRITT SUCCKKDS
IIARRIS AS 1?RBHno-:XT.
Th? Proceedings YeMfrtlay-Sev?
eral Matter*, of More or I/csa Im?
portance Occwpfted the Delibera?
tion* All Day.
Columbia. July 29.?The Farmers'
State Cnlon met yesterday morning
promptly at 8:30, and. after prayer
by the chaplain. W. E. Bodle. the
convention at once proceeded to busi?
After some discussion on certain
proposed changes and amendments to
the constitution, which seems to have
put the convention into somewhat of
a tangle for a little while, the report
of the committee on Clemson College,
appointed at the last annual meeting
of the State Farmers' Union, 'was
read. The committee, in their report,
stated that they were courteously re
calved by the offlcrs and faculty of
th college and given a most consider?
ate hearing. As the object of this
committee's visit aas to took Into the
tag tax on fertilisers, wnich has led
many to think Clemson was getting
In this way more money :han It need
ad, while other State educational in?
stitutions were not getting enough,
and as the committee reported fav?
orably on the present 25 cents tag tax.
the report brought forth considerable
discussion. There was a feeling man?
ifested thst Clemson should be sup?
ported as other Stats colleges are, and
that the fertiliser tax ought to be
ahart 1 proportionately among them.
On Invitation. Col. Alan Johnstonc
of Newberry, In a calm, logical ad?
dress explained the work, needs and
alms of Clemson, and showed that the
$100.000 revenue secured to Clemson
Was wisely and economically expend?
ed. The debate was adjourned to the
afternoon, wh< n It was again taken
np, and a satisfactory .conclusion
reached regarding the fertilizer tax
which goes to Clemson, the report
of the committee being sustained by
a gf od majority.
A discussion was precipitated In th?
convention on the matter of raising
tha dues above what they are at pres?
ent. ' After threshing about pro and
con. the whole question was referred
k to the State meeting, with the
petltl ir tint Pi in- referred
U) the local unions for final action.
The proposition Is to raise tho dues to
6a cents, 10 of which wll go to the
local unions, 10 to the county unions,
1 to the national union, and the re?
mainder. 28 cents, to the State Union.
A communication from the South?
ern Pell Telephone and Telegraph
Company on the subject of a rural
telephone service, which Is too i
lengthy for publication, was received
and read as Information.
Commissioner McMaster wrote a
letter to the State union with refer?
ence to Insurance matters.
There wan also some correspond?
ence from Commissioner Watson with
reference to the president \>f the Uni?
ted States sending an expert to Eu?
rope to study textile conditions over
there. Thlj matter was referred to
the secretary of agriculture, Rev. Jas.
The first matter taken up at the af?
ternoon session was the election of
officers, which resulted as follows:
President. A. J. A. Perrltt, Lamar.
Vice President. E. W. Dabbs.
May?s\llle. No. 1.
Sccrv-t.ir^TrcMsuivr, J . Whitner
Chaplain. W. E Bodle. Wards.
Conductor. W. K. Hopkins, Hop?
Doorkeeper A. F. Calvert. Hodges.
Hsrgeant-at-arms. W. P. Cnskey,
Delegate* .to national union, B. Hal*
rla. Perdh ton.
Executive committee, Fl-xt district.
L. C. Padgett, Jimouks. No. 2: Second
dlstrbt. W. R. Parks,x Parksvllle.
Third district, j. B. Dogthtt, Pendle*
ton. No. 2: F>u-ih district, O. P.
Goodwin. I?uurens. No. |j Fifth g|e>
trlct. J F. rftefcet, Uineaster; Sixth
district. J II. Uunhers. Marlon; Sev?
enth ??'?trlct. lt. Kellar. Cameron.
I? \V Jf? Ray offered the follow?
ing resolution, which called forth
many eh?<iW'-nt remarks, and was
"Wher?>.is for two years the Hon.
Ii. Ranis has given to the gggge of
the Firmer* Union his best effort, re
nultlnt; In the wondcfrul growth of
the <o<br; and
??Wh. i * Im ggg orooghl to Mi
work a seal and onoelflMineeaj show?
ing his devotion to the cau.se of agri?
culture; therefore, be It
??Remdved. By the Farmers' Union
of South Carolina In convention as?
sembled. That the confidence, love
and ogtOOM of the South Carolina
union be hereby tendered to our ie
Th. i t.-rnoon se sh?n wa < conclud
ed with an eHN|genl epSSetl from Cni
t, Sen.itor E_ I> Smith. abmi:
lines that are fatnill; Vto all uui -i
men. <*-n iror Smith ha.' proved hlm
eelf to he in action as well as In wora
a friend of the farmer.
The convention of the Farmers'
Union went Into session at 8:30, the
hour to which It adjourned yesterday
Resolutions offered by Alex. D. Hud?
son were adopted. These indorsed
the national union with reference to
L. L. Baker of Lee County present?
ed resolutions relating to agricultural
schools and the provision for agricul?
tural training school, under the di?
rection of the State Board of Educa?
tion. The resolutions a'so called for
the trustees and faculty of Clemson
College to conduct a summer school
during the summr months.
The committee, to which was sub?
mitted the question as to whether or
not the business agency of the State
Union should be continued, reported
in favor of its continuance, and J. M.
Brogden, of Sumter, was elected State
The most important matter brought
before the convention was contained
in the resolutions submitted by W. W.
Ray, chairman of the committee on
warehouses, to which the whole mat?
ter had been referred. "hes? resolu?
tions, which were adopted, are as fol?
"Your committee on warehouses
beg leave to report that In our opin?
ion the building of bonded ware?
houses now being carried on by our
brethren in other cotton-growing
States, with a view of forming or
merging them Into State corporation,
and then forming trust companies to
finance tht cotton stored in them, is
the proper solution of our marketing
of cotton; therefore be It
"Resolved, That we advise out*
South Carolina union men to proceed
at once to build large and up-to*-date
warehouses at once, that we may get
in line with our brethren and do bus?
The hour having arrived for the
address of President Hightower of the
Mississippi division of the Farmers'
Union, he was invited by President
Perrltt to take the rostrum. Mr. High
tower spoke for an hour and a half.
His speech was practical and convinc?
ing and held the close attention of
his audience. It was a most able ad?
dress, perhaps the best ever delivered
by a farmer to farmers, with occa?
sional witticisms that evoked much
laughter. The speaker contended that
it Is useless for the farmer to hope
for anything from legislation any
longer, although there is always to be
found politicians who will promise to
make all things rhrht for the farmer
if elected to office, li Is all i delusion
and a SUtre, end the f)inner has
nwakened to the fact that he must de?
pend on himself if hr especti to be)
ter his condition.
President Hightower then went ful?
ly into the ways and means that the
farming class must adopt to do this.
It is within the reach of the farmers
of the South to control the cotton
markets of the world by financing the
cotton after it 111 made.
Confidence and pulling together by
the members of the Farmers' Union,
just as in other business corporations,
will revolutionize the business of buy?
ing and selling cotton in this country.
Of course this is the barest outline
of what the speaker said, but gives
not the faintest idea of his wealth oi
language and logical processes of rea?
soning. It is a pity that the genera)
public could not be present to hear
what was really a very fine address.
After some other business of minor
and of no general interest to the pub?
lic the convention adjourned to 8:30
Slip of the Pen.
Col. Henry Hall, president of tht
(Iridiron club, had an attack of ap?
pendicitis In Plttsburg. which Is his
home city, and was taken to a hospi?
( >n the first day he w as allowed to
lit up hfl wrote t() a friend In Wash?
ington RhOUt an important matter,
und close-1: ? J".<taSC egOUCC haste and
bad appendix."?Saturday Kvenii:..
Ills Natural Right
Theft is a society in New York
that, each ye;ir. takes a do/en Of so
Rm| Side children And glvet them
"be time Of their lives fOT a month at
an old farmhouse over in Jereey, The
' ? ry fust ttllni that tak. s place upon
Ho- arrival of the COnal '.nuient Is a
"Good gractoua, Jakey, your bath
Wgtor is black as Ink." tin- attend
Hit icmitlk.d to a lad at the end <?f
iids distressing ceremony, "it is dir?
tier by far than any o( tin- others.*'
"Weil, ain't i tu.) years older than
any of than kids?" Jakey demand
<'i. Brooklyn Life.
n i. McBlree, a negro preacher of
Bpartanburg, was convicted In a mag
latrate'i court on a oharge or failure
to give bis mule food and water of
tan enough ami given a sentence of
$.'.?? tin.- or 10 days on the chairman^.
Bob Olventi a negro longahoreman,
was shot to death on COrdOl street,
Charleeton, Friday afternoon by po?
liceman Barns. GIvCM resisted ar?
rest gad was Committing a deadly as?
sault on Policeman Dawson when
Barn arrived on the scene and shot
to save Dawson's life.
CI leer Up!
(J. Cecil Hoe, in Washington Herald)
There's a tariff on sugar, v
A tariff on ice,
A tariff on iron,
A tariff on rice,
A tariff on lemons,
A tariff on tea?
But) praise be to Allah,
Salvation's s .ill free!
There's a tariff on razors,
A tariff on soap,
A tariff on leather,
A tariff on rope,
A tariff on coral
That comes from the sea?
Put. whoop, hallelujah!
Salvation's still free!
There's a tariff on muskets,
A tariff on nails,
A tariff on wash-tubs,
On tin cups and pails;
A tariff on diamonds?
Note Schedule C?
But shout loud, ye mourners!
Salvation's still free!
There's a tariff on pork chops,
A tariff on bread,
A tariff on herrings?
Both live ones and dead;
A tariff on cotton?
See page 83?
But let In the sunshine!
Salvation's still free.
W hen the Widows Form a Trust.
The widows are to form a trust?
the widows who are the wives of
Christian Johnson. Johnson is the
charmer who married his way to
fame. He started in a humble retail
way in the East, and then went West,
building up a, large wholesale busi?
ness in matrimony. He is now spend?
ing a little vacation of seven years in
San Quentln prison, where he is the
guest of the State of California. For
the nonce his many wives are left
without a husband.
But they are not cast down. It was
a maiden that the poet tells us was
"all forlorn," not a widow. And mots
of Johnson's wives were widows. He
had a weakness for widows, and
wherever he found one that had a
few thousand dollars in bank he ad?
ded her to his collection. One of the
Johnson group, Mrs. Josephine Heo
nlnger, of Oakland, Cal., is a thor?
ough business woman and proposes
to deal with the situation in a busi?
nesslike way. She plans to hold a re?
union of the wives of Mr. Johnson
and organize them into a company.
The corporation is to elect officers,
secure lawyers and proceed through
the courts to get back what is left of
the money they so trustingly confided
to their syndicated husband.
They are also planning to make in?
teresting the future of Mr. Johnson.
When he has served out the seven
years recently presented him by the
Judge, each widow claims the pleas?
ure of giving seven years more of the
same. In this way Mr. Johnson has
before him about 117 years of ser?
vice in prominent penitentiaries. The
widows think that by the time he ha?
worked a hundred years or so he will
regret having married not wisely, but
too much, and will be ready to quit.
If these widows succeed in forming
a widows' trust the men who are still
unattached may well tremble. Work?
ing single-handed, as they have been
doing for generations, one widow Is a
match for a dozen men. But if they
once form a compact Organisation
and adopt trust methods, nothing re?
mains for the men but (light or mar?
riage. With a million widows work?
ing in unison, with their spies in ev?
ery City and their omssaries in every
quarter, not one single man will be
left; no not one.?Baltimore Bun,
Weather conditions again prevent?
ed Orville Wright making his speed
let Thursday evening, and conse
uently disappointed a large crowd ol
Harry Pulllam, the preside n1 uf tlx
National League of professional base?
ball olubs, died Thureday morning at
s o'clock its the result of a bullet shot
through his head. He attempted sui?
cide by hooting himself the night he?
Will Wear Spec3
Present statistics show that there Is
:i Wonderful increase in the numbei
of people who depend on glasses foi
good vision, Talle enlightened Bos*
ton, "The Huh." for instance. There
arc more people wearing specs there
than in any other city Of its sl/.e
Where learning and prom-ess are, you
win Rnd the most people wearing
glasses, Are you going tO stay behind
till you have to havs them and then
maybe find you base waited too long,
thai some small trouble has grown on
till glasses won't remedy It?
IF YOU DON'T NEED 'EM WE
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"Maria," said Mr. Rawlins, laying
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"you know that for years we have
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Kennedy's subdivision, but couldn't
afford to do it on account of the high
prices they ask for land out there.
Well, I've just learned that Quinlan,
who owns one of the best lots in that
entire neighborhood, will sell it for
half what it cost him, if he can get
the cash. He needs the money, and
can't get it any other way. I have a
great mind to buy it tomorrow morn?
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"I don't think you ought to do it,
Joshua,'' said Mrs. Rawlins.
"You don't think I ought to buy It?
"It would be taking advantage of
"Besides, I have just learned of a
splendid opportunity to buy some
furniture that we need. Grigson &
Mullins are advertising parlor sets at
one-third less than cost because they
are overstocked and can't afford to
carry them through the season. I'd
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Being a man of excellent self-con?
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WILMINGTON, N. C.
THE TIME TO BUY
You want to own your home. Every good citizen does. If you do not al?
ready own your home, you can't get on the right road any too soon. The
present offers you exceptional opportunity to make a start. Business haa
been rather quiet the past two years, and there are a number of bargaine
to be picked up here and there from parties who want to turn their prop?
erty into cash. I have a number of such propositions to offer you. If you
want to buy a home or lot it will pay you to see me.
CITY, FARM AND TIM- JT* <n n a MONEY INVESTED IN
3ER PROPERTY HAN* K. ?. DelSei*, JKgJ "jS
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factories and the farmers who do business here. Money de?
posited with us does not remain idle. Help the community
and at the same time yourself by depositing your money here.
When all the money a town is working, the people are
usually all busy too.
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Sumter, S. C,
Why not deposit your own money and pay
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the money you spend.
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