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DRBPITE BULLISH REPORTS.
Oup Entimate Very I/ow?One Hutu
Tot* I Yield et 11,000.000 Halen?
Trede Better Acmes the Water.
New York. Aug. 30.?See-sawing
within a moderate range, cotton
prices have made no decided move,
deeplte the lssMS?ce of several very
bullish crop reports and the fact that
temperatures in Texas have been
extraordinarily high, up to 114 de
greee. It has also been very hot
elsewhere In the Southwest Okla?
homa. Arkansas. Louisiana and even
Ippl and Alabama have not
tped. There are reports that the
extraordinary heat may spread to the
saatward. Marked crop deteriora?
tion is reported In Texas. Several
Statletlcana have put the condition of
the whole crop at only ft to 70 per
cent. One makes the total yield only
11.000 bales, even allowing 8.000,
?tt far Texas, which some others In
seat hi too high. Some guesses on the
?rep, here given for what they are
worth, gd as low as 11.000,000 bales.
Trade has Improved across the water,
especially et Manchester, where the
demand has suddenly Increased. The
New York stock decreased steadily.
The consumption of American cotton
this season Is expected by some ex?
perienced cotton men and cloee stu?
dents of conditions In the trade to be
the largest ever known.
They instanced the fact that there
It a more confident feeling among the
Merchants of all the great trading
nations. Stocks of merchandise are
believed to be comparatively low af?
ter several years of cautious buying.
The date for the next government
report on cotton is cloee at hand. It
can hardly fail to be bullish. If It Is
70 per cent. It will have to be com?
pared with 7? e yeer ago, 79.7 two
years ago, when the crop was only
11.S7I.000 bales and 72.1 In 1906
When It wee only ll.34 8.noo bales.
Mr. Sully had five short crops in suc?
cession to build his famous campaign
of 1903- 04 upon and In most of those
years the September condition was
low, ranging from 14 in 1902 to 71.4
la 1901, although for an exception In
1904 ths September condition was for
?erne reason nut as high as 81.t. It
did not prevent the crop In that year
from being another failure, 10,011,
4>Oo bales. The Sully era saw crops
Of only 9.499.000 to 10.798,000 bales
with an acreage ranging from 24.
371.000 to 18.016.uOO acres as con?
trasted with 99.000.000 and upwards
during the last four years. There Is a
larger acreage now to reckon upon
bat the conditions have been had ac?
cording to many reports for some
time past that some very experienced
people look for a yield of less than
19.000.000 bales which they consider
would be practically a failure In view
of the laoreesed acreage and the
largely augmented consumption of
One explanation is that very many
believe thet present prices can not
', ha sustained In the teeth of an ex?
pected big orop movement early in
the season about to open. Bull spec?
ula! ion has received several severe
eethacks within the lest few months.
There are those who think that the
damage to the crop Is exaggerated
and even heat privately reported as
high as 118 degrees In some parts
of the Southwest has been In some
respects beneflclsl. Such tempera?
tures tend to kill the boll weevil.
Moreover the minimum temperatures
have in many cases been as low as 63
to 70 degrees. The future of prices
hinges largely on the slxe of the crop
movement and the attitude of the
?pinner If he buys heavily, bull spec?
ulation may revive. Otherwlae it Is
believed that prices may sag to a
point which will encourage profes?
sional operators snd the public to
take hold again.
Late In the week prices broke
under liquidation by tired longs.
There were reports of rain in Texas
end more attention was paid to
claim that the bull weevil wan
being exterminated by the excess've
heat, notably In the southern part of
?When the digestion Is all right,
the action of the bowels regular
there Is a natural craving and relish
for food. When this Is lacking you
may know that you need a dose of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets. They strengthen the diges?
tive organs, improve the appetite and
regulate the bowels. Sold by W. W.
The live wire of the present Ad?
ministration appears to be Franklin
Harris Hltchcoek. the Postmaster
Oeaeral.?Charleston News and Cou?
?If vour liver Is sluggish and out
of tone, und you feel dull, bilious,
constipated, take a dose of Chamber?
lain'* Stomach and Liver Tablets to
right before retiring and you will feel
all right In the morning. Sold by W.
DEAD MAN'S BODY FOUND.
Gruesome Find In Alken?Deceased
Had Been In a Knife Duel.
Alken. Aug. 20.?The swollen, par?
tially decomposed body of Will
Brooks, a white man. of Augusta.
Ha., was today found in a cornfield,
near Bath, with a wound in his left
side, evidently Inflicted with a pocket
The man had been dead at least
two days, It is thought. The body
was found by some negroes In pass?
ing. The body was drawn up and
showed evidences of the deceased un?
dergoing excruciating pain before
death. Coroner Johnson was not in
the city at the time of the finding of
the body, having gone to hold an in?
quest over the body of a negro la*
borer, who was killed near San Bar
Ferry, on the Savannah River, by
the caving in of sand, and the in?
quest has not yet been held. The
magistrate at Bath had Mark Dun?
can, white, taken In charge, and he
will be held In the Alken jail pend?
ing the Investigation of the death of
SUFFRAGETTES THROW BRICKS.
Harry Secretary of War Haldcne
With Missies Hurled Through Win?
dows of Public Han.
London. Aug. 20.?There were suf?
fragette disturbances at several polit?
ical meetings In the British Isles to?
night. The women made determined
efforts to Invade St Andrew's hall,
Olasgow, and a crowd of their sym?
pathisers came into violent conflict
with the police, which resulted In
riotous scenes. Several of the suf?
fragettes wen arrested for throwing
stones through the windows of the
hall and other breaches of the
Secretary for War Haldene, while
addressing a meeting at Liverpool
this evening, was greatly disturbed
by a number of suffragettes who
took up a position on the roof of an
adjacent building and showered
bricks through the windows of the
hall in which the meeting was be?
ing held. Seven of the women were
DISPENSARY CASKS SOON.
Indicted Men to Be Tried at Colum
bia In September.
Columbia. Aug. 20.?The dispen?
sary cases will come up at the Sep?
tember term of Court, which con?
venes the first Monday In September.
Definite announcement was made to
this effect today. A conference be?
tween attorneys was held in the of?
fice of Attorney Oeneral Lyon, who
stated that he would Insist upon the
trial of the cases. The first week's
jury was drawn today, but the cases
will hardly come up the first week.
The following are under Indictment:
John Black, L W. Boykln, James
Farnum, John Bell Towlll, Joseph
B. Wylie. J. M. Rawllnson, W. O.
Tatum, M. A. Qodman and W. A.
Much Interest attaches to the out?
come of the cases.
HEAT WAVE HURT COTTON.
Reporte From Arkansas Fields Indi?
cate Great Loss Through T^xcessive
Warmth and Winds.
Little Rock. Ark., Aug. 20.?Re?
ports received In this city tonight
from various points in the main cot?
ton growing section of Arkansas in?
dicate that the late heat wave which
was accompanied by hot winds, has
done Inestimable damage to the crop.
Judge George L. Bassman, of this
city, who has extensive cotton inter?
est, made a personal Investigation of
the situation today and he finds the
crop has ben damaged at least b
per cent, since last Monday. The
damage Is due to the shedding of the
bolls. He predicts a loss of one-third
the total output unless rain falls
within a week or 10 days. State Su?
perintendent Pltcock of the peniten?
tiary states that the State's crop on
the State farm has been damaged 25
I per cent in 10 days.
Dysentery Is a dangerous disease
hut ein be cured. Chamberlain'^
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Reme?
dy has been successfully used in nine
epidemics of dysentery. It has never
been known to fall. It Is equally
valuable for children and adults, and
when reduced with water and sweet
tned, It Is pleasant to take. Sold by
W. W. Slbert
There la no trade or Industry car?
ried on In the Liege district that docs
not possess Its Institution for train?
ing hlghgrude workmen. Among
these may be cited the schools for
teaching horticulture, carpentry,
plumbing, house painting, tailoring,
stoiucutting, shocrnaklng, etc.
?For indigestion and all stomach
trouble take FOley'l Orino laxative as
It stimulates the. stomach and liver
and regulates the hov els and will pos?
itively cure habitual constipation, v.
GRAVE UNREST IN MEXICO.
CIiANDESTINE MASONS PREPAR?
ING FOR DEMONSTRATION.
Political Fights Cause Great Anxiety.
Though Government Has Situation
Weil in Hand.
Mexico City, Aug. 20.?A specialJ
dispatch from Monterey to the Mexi?
co Daily Record says:
"Not a weapon of any kind could
be bought here today. Half of the
men of the town are carrying con?
cealed weapons. Lodges of clades
tine Masons who recognized Gen.
Reyes as chief are preparing a de
monstration at Alameda."
Special dispatches from various
parts of Northern Mexico to dif?
ferent publications in this city, all
say that the situation throughout that
region is one of grave political un?
rest. During the past two days
troops have been moved to places
where they will be most needed in
case of serious disturbances.
The government has the situation
well in hand.
The trouble centres about the per?
sonalty of Gen. Bernardo Reyes, gov?
ernor of the State of Nuexo Leon,
and former minister of war. The an?
ti-administration faction haa named
Reyes as a candidate for the vice
presidency in opposition to Vice Pres?
ident Corral, who has been renomln
ated by the administration party.
Yesterday Reyes left his summer
home for the ranch of a friend,
i Simultaneously detachments of
federal troops were sent to the moun
I tains, and Reyes is said to be com?
pletely surrounded by federal forces.
This is believed to be put a precau?
tionary movement on the part of the
Today Is Reyes* birthday and his
friends desired to make a big demon?
stration. Gen. Trevino denied the use
of military bands and prohibited the
mammoth display of fireworks plan?
One of the most dangerous ele?
ments of the situation, according to
The Record dispatches, is the alleged
called meeting of all the clandestine
lodges of Masons throughout the
Monterey section. It is claimed that
these self-styled Masons have pledg?
ed themselves to support Reyes.
Gen. Diaz, president of the repub?
lic, is a 33rd degree Mason of the rec?
ognized branch of Masonry of Mexi?
The special dispatches say that no
general order has gone forth to pre?
vent the sale of fire arms in Mon?
terey, but that none are to be had at
any price because the pawn shops and
stores have sold out their entire
Reyes* Agent? at Work.
Beaumont, Tex., Aug. 30.?It was
asserted today by Chailes Velenzuela.
a Mexican, that two agents of Gen.
Bernardo Reyes ha/e been In Beau?
mont for several days seeking recruits
for the outthrow of President Diaz of
These agents, he said, wanted him
to sign a paper pledging his services
in the field on behalf of Reyes in the
event the movement now Impending
assumed a mere definite and con?
certed aspect. Valenzuela declared
that he did not sign the paper.
More Troops Dispatched.
El Paso, Tex., Aug. 20.?Dispatches
today say that additional government
troops are coming In to Saltillo to
cope with any possible outbrake due
to the present political agitation in
?Seared With a Hot Iron,
or scalded by overturned kettle?
cut with a knife?bruised by slam?
med door?injured by gun or in any
other way?the thing needed at once
is Bucklen's Arnica Salve to subdue
Inflammation and kill the pain. It's
earth's supreme healer, infallible for
Boils, Ulcers, Fever Sores, Eczema
and Piles. 25c at Sibert's Drug Store.
REAL DRY IN EDGEFIELD.
Burglar* Enter Office of (High Sheriff
and Take Liquor Contraband by
Edgefleld, Aug. 20.?The sheriff's
office was broken into last night and
four gallons of contraband liquor,
recently seized by the officers, were
Mr. Ouzts has offered a reward of
$100 for the apprehension of the
guilty party or parties. There is no
clue to who they are.
'Twas a Glorious Victory.
?There's rejoicing In Fedora, Tenn.
A man's life has been saved, and now
L r. King's New Discovery is the talk
of the town for curing c. V. Pepper
of deadly lung hemorrhages, "l could
not work nor get about." he writes,
"and the doctors did nie no good, but,
After using Dr. King's New Discovery
three weeks. I feel like a new man.
and can do good work again.*' For
weak, sore or diseased lungs, coughs
and colds, hemorrhages, hay fever, la
grlppe, asthma or any bronchial af?
fection it stands unrivaled, Price 50c
and $1.00. Trial bottle free. Sold
I and guaranteed by Sibert's Drug
GKORGINAS LYNCH NEGRO.
Take Ex-Conviet From the Sheriff
Witliout 'lYouble?Accused of Bru?
Fitzgerald, Ga., Aug. 20.?Henry
Taylor, a negro ex-convict ^charged
with assaulting a white woman Tues?
day and then murdering her and her
'nfant, was this afternoon taken from
e sheriff of Wilcox conty, between
Lumpkin and McRae, *,nd lynched,
according to reports reaching here
The crime for which the negro was
lynched by indignant citiaens was one
of the most brutal ever recorded in
the criminals annals of Georgia.
The negro's victim and her 8
months-old baby were left at their
home at Lumpkins Ferry Tuesday af?
ternoon and that night when the hus?
band and father returned from his
work both his wife and baby were
missing. A search revealed the fact
that they were not at the house uf
any neighbor. Soon their disappear?
ance, with suspicion of foul play, was
known throughout the neighborhood
anc search for them was immediately
commenced. Thursday afternoon the
bodies were found in a small pond
not a great ways from the woman's
home. The woman had been as?
saulted and then choked to death,
while the baby's skull had been
crushed. Henry Taylor had told of
seeing the woman with her baby, go?
ing in the direction of the pond In
which their bodies were found. Sus?
picion was immediately directed to?
ward him on the finding of the bodies,
but he had disappeared.
Early today Taylor was arrested in
Ben Hill county, near Lumpkins Fer?
ry. He was taken In charge by the
sheriff of WUcox county, who imme?
diately started for Fitzgerald. Find?
ing that his way was blocked by the
presence of large numbers of aroused
people, a circuitous route was taken.
The citizens, however, learned of the
change of plans, and, continually
augmented by blood-thirsty men, the
mob followed the trail of the sheriff
and finally came upon him between
Lumpkins Ferry and McRae and
quick work was made of the negro.
After being strung up to a tree, Tay?
lor's body was filled with bullets.
Taylor had only recently completed
serving a chaingang sentence in this
ATLANTA MAN KILLS HIS WIFE.
Finds Woman in Pennsylvania and
Shoots Her Dead in Office of Police
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 20.?George
F. Marlon, aged 52 years, of Atlanta,
Ga., shot and instar.tly killed his
common law wife In the office of the
chief of police In thin city tonight.
Marion and the deceased, who waft
formerly Miss Francen Lee of Zion
City, 111., had, It is alleged, been liv?
ing together as husband and wife for
I seven years.
Marion, during the winter, was f
theatrical advance agent, and a Pull?
man car conductor curing the sum?
mer. Several weeks ago, it is said,
the woman ran away with another
man, taking her child with her.
Marion traced them to this city,
and through the chief of police ar?
ranged to meet his wife at pol!>:e
headquarters tonight. When th-.;y
met he kissed her and both appeared
Turning to Chief of Police Long,
Marion asked the latter to step from
the office for a few moments while l.e
spoke to his wife in private.
The chief thinking he was accom?
plishing a kind act by bringing man
and wife together, readily consented.
As soon as he left the room, Marion
asked his wife if she would return to
Atlanta with him. She refused,
whereupon he pulled a revolver and
shot her dead.
Marlon was sent to jail.
?Washington's Plague Spots
lie in the low, marshy bottoms of
the Potomac, the breeding ground of
malaria germs. These germs cause
chills, fever and ague, biliousness,
jaundice, lassitude, weakness and gen?
eral debility and bring suffering or
death to thousands yearly. But Elec?
tric Bitters never fail to destroy them
and cure malaria troubles. "They
are the best all-round tonic and cure
for malaria I ever used,' writes R. M.
James, of Louellen, S. C. They cure
stomach, liver, kidney and blood
troubles and will prevent Typhoid.
Try them, 50c. Guaranteed by Si
bert's Drug Store.
It Ii a remarkable fact that during
Calhoun county's existence of a year
and a half, with Its dispensaries and
bad booze, to beat the band, there
has been only one homicide, and that
committed by a hall witted negro
with a baseball bat.
?He sure and take a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, cholera, and
Diarrhoea Remedy with you when
stalling on your trip this summer,
it cannot he obtained on board the
trains or steamers. Changes of water
and climate often cause sudden at?
tack! Of diarrhoea, and it is best to
be prepared. Sold by W. \V. Sibert.
FACTS AS TO THE INCOME TAX.
No One Will Escape the Penalty
Upon Thrift and Industry.
In considering taxation in the Uni?
ted States Democrats and Republi?
cans alike agree that custom duties
are an equitable source of revenue, if
properly levied. Leaving aside the
differences of opinion as to protec?
tion, ther<> is a practical unanimity
in the sentiment of the people as to
the justice and fairness of tariff tax?
ation. Under the schedules there are
but very few Individuals that do not
annually contribute to the support of
the federal government. The greater
the amonut of purchases of import?
ed articles as they run in average dis?
tribution, the greater the contribution
to the government's revenues.
Under this system in the majority
of instances the well to do, who are
usually the heaviest purchasers, pay
more in proportion to their numbers
than do those who are not in as easy
financial circumstances. Individually,
therefore, they pay, in the majority
of Instances, more than those whose
circumstances limit to a greater de?
gree their* purchasing power. These
same well to do people, comprising
owners of real estate, owners of per?
sonal property of every and all kinds,
are the taxpayers of our cities, our
counties, and our States. They in?
clude the farmers, the merchants,
the bankers, the capitalists, the in?
ventors, the great body of the indus?
trial workers of America, and the ac?
tive business men of the country in
In that list can be placed nearly
every depositor in the banks of the
country. These people pay all of the
city taxes, all of the county taxes, all
of the State taxes, much of the inter?
nal revenue taxes, more than their
Individual share of the tariff taxation,
and now the federal government ask3
the right from States to levy direct
federal taxes upon these citizens who
already are burdened down with a
multiplicity of taxation.
The plea is that those who possess
wealth escape taxation. Are not the
municipalities, counties and States
exacting from all that are able? Are
not the assessors and the tax collec?
tors full of activity? Ask the taxpay?
ers of the municipalities, the coun?
ties and the States and let them tell
the story, and if remedy is required
let them provide it, and not the fed?
The federal government in its seek?
ing power for direct taxation, is pro?
viding a means for adding to the bur?
dens of every one who already pays
taxes to the municipalities, counties
and States. Let every taxpayer in the
union recognize the fact that if the
legislature of the various States sur?
render the right of direct taxation to
the federal government by approving
what is known as the income tax
amendment, then there will be added
still heavier and more grievous taxa?
tion to that he already endures.
It is bosh to talk of limiting the tax
to incomes of $2,000 or $3,000 or $5,
000. Give the federal government the
legal right to demand and collect this
tax and not a man that earns in any
capacity will escape from this penal?
izing of thrift and industry. It is a
vicious proposition. It is socialistic
In its very inception. It puts a ban
upon accumulation and classes those
who own and possess as victims to
plunder and deprivation under forms
Every taxpayer of the Union should
oppose it actively and positively, for
it is against his interests in many
Tlie Crime of Idleness.
Idleness means trouble for any
one. Its the same with a lazy liver.
It causes constipation, headache,
jaundice, sallow compexlion, pimples
and blotches, loss of appetite, nausea,
but Dr. King's New Life Pills soon
banish liver troubles and build up
your health. 25c at Sibert's Drug
The present population of Tacoma
is about 115,000, which is three times
as many Inhabitants as there were
nine years ago.
?DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the
pleasant, safe, sure, easy little liver
pills. A salve you may always de?
pend upon in any case where you
need salve, is DeWitt's Carbolized
Witch Hazel Salve?especially good
for Piles. Sold by all druggists.
If politics is to be eliminated from
the census, a lot of statesmen will be
left wondering what the census is
?In buying a cough medicine don't
be afraid to get Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from
it, and relief is sure to follow. Espe?
cially recommended for coughs, colds
and whooping cough. Sold by VY. V\ ?
it lias been reported to the guard?
ians atTuam, County Galway, Ireland,
that oian named Ha Sty, whose &ge
Is alleged to be 120 years, la living at
<;;,!i(,,N in ;? cabin which has becomn
unsafe, tad an effort is to be made to
induce the hermit to go into the work
PROHIBITION BILL PASSED.
Drastic Measure Endorsed by tfcF*
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 20.?The
Fuller bill, the most drastic and tar
reaching prohibition bill ever drawn
in this State, was passed in the Sen?
ate today by a vote of 23 to 6.
The measure forbids the possessio?
even of liquor except in private resi?
dences, makes the accused party/
prove his own Innocence before any
evidences against him is introduced*,
makes the use of the word saloon at
crime, bars the advertisement of liq?
uors from bill boards and signs and
holds that even the possession of a
Federal liquor license Is absolute
proof of guilt In selling intoxicants.
The bill has a dozen other nearly
as strong clauses and the only amend?
ment made was the one striking eutr
the clause forbidding the sale in the
State of all newspapers or magaxmee
which contained liquor advertise?
The bill was passed by the House
Dun's Weekly Review.
New York, Aug. 20.?R. G. Dun 4s
Co.'s review of trade tomorrow will
"Reports from the principal cities
unite In confirming the revival fa
trade. The prospect is that the vol?
ume of business will, before long, at?
tain such proportions that maximum
capacity will be reached and labor
be at a premium,
"In the iron and steel trade this
condition seems to be already in
"Railroads are enjoying such in?
crease in business and such assur?
ances of good crops that they are
buying freely of steel rails and other
"In the dry goods markets jobbing
houses report a much better business
than a year ago.
"Orders for iron and steel are in?
creasing so rapidly that mills and
furnaces experience difficulty in
making deliveries, and in some in?
stances premiums are being paid for
"Additional .orders for shoes are
not coming in very freely and shoe
manufacturers do not look for much,
business until the close of this month.
The New England factories are pretty
fully employed and have a good
volume of business. Leather rules
"Less favorable crop and weather
news caused an advance In prices of
I the leading farm staples."
WTHEN HER BACK ACHES.
A Woman Finds All Her Energy asxt
Ambition Slipping Away.
Sumter women know how the
aches and pains that come when the
kidneys fail make life a burden. Back?
ache, hip pains, headaches, dixxy
spells, distressing urinary troubles, alt
tell of sick kidneys and warn you of
the atealthy approach of diabetes,
dropsy and Bright's disease. Doaa*a
Kidney Pills permanently cure a?
these disorders. Here's proof of it in
a Sumter woman's words:
Mrs. Louis Jeffords, 14 Owen St.,
Sumter, S. C, says: "I am pleased to
say that Doan's Kiney Pills proved of
great, benefit to me. I was a victim
of kidney complaint for over two
years. My kidneys were very weak
and I had great trouble in controling
the secretions. My back ached all
the time and frequently I was so lame
that I could scarcely dress myself. I
at length read about Doan's Kidney
Pills and finally procured a box at
China's drug store. After using them,
the backache and pains vanished, my
kidneys became normal and I felt a
great deal better in every way. I am
Dlea3ed to give Doan's Kidney Pills
the credit for this great change."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cent?. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's ?and
take no other. No. sV
Act ions Speak Louder Than Words.
The Sunday school class was sing?
ing "I want to be an , ngel." "Why
don t you sing louder, Bobby?" "I'm.
singing as loud as I feel," explained^
CURED HAY FEVER AND SUM?
?A. S. Nusbaum, Batesville, In?
diana, writes: "Last year t suffered
for three months with a summer cold
so distressing that it interfered with
my business. I had many of the
symptoms of hay fever, and a doctor's
prescription did not reach my case,
and I took several medicines which
seemed only to aggravate it. For?
tunately I insisted upon having Fo
key's Honey and Tar. It quickly cur?
ed me. My wife has since used Fo
ley's Honey and Tar with the same
success." W. W. Sibert.
Consul Alfred A. Winslow, of Val?
paraiso, writes that according to the
beet information obtainable there the
exposition Of American products that
was to have been held in Santiago
during October and November. 1903.
iihi been postponed until the spring
?If you are all run down Koley's
Kidney Remedy will help you. It
strengthens the kidneys so they will
eliminate the impurities from the
blood that depress the nerves, and
cause exhaustion, backache, rheuma?
tism and urinary irregularities, which
sap the vitality. Do not delay. Take
Foley s Kidney Remedy at once. W,