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SHTDER NOT CHOSEN.
That President of Watford
I>Wdui J PresidefM'y of
It was rumored Saturday that the
Beard of Trustes* of Clsmson Col
togs had dsclded on Pr?sident 8nyder.
of Wofford College as the most sult
ohse man for president of Clemson
smd had tendered him the place. This
was published by s number of
per* without taking the
trouble to make an Investigation for
the purpose of verification. Those
Who Investigated the rumor learned
xhat It was absolutely without found
f gttoa. Dr. Synder. when questioned
hs to the truth of the report sold that
ho was la entire* ignorance of the
matter, that the presidency of Clem
ton hod not been offered him, that he
hod not been approached by the trus?
tees and that hs was not and had
i never been n candidate for the posi
Mr. R. I. Manning, who with Sena?
tor Hitman and Mr. Alan Johnstone,
constitute a special committee to reo
<f to the trustees a suitable
for ths presidency, said, when
l eojksd of ths report that Dr. Synder
sjod boon named for the place was
true, that the rumor Is entirely un
The presidency of Clemson
not boon offered Dr. Snyler and
ho has not been seriously considered
It would not be strict
hfs> name 'h*s*' not
considered In connection with
ths place, for his nsme has been men?
tioned slong with others?in fact
there Is scarcely a man of any promi?
nence In educational work In the
fttats, whose name has not been men
i tlonsd In the discussion of possible
Fl UK IN BISHOPVII.I.K.
Small Housrs iMewtroyed by
Btshopvllle. Oct. 1.?Another Are
t occurred here Isst night snd consum?
ed three small houses snd nearly all
of thstr contents. The fire was dis?
covered In ths cottage occupied by
U A. James and owned by J. B. Mc
Lauchlln. on Dennis svenue, and the
flosses from this building caught the
? next two, which were occupied by S.
C. Warm and C. H. Talion. Werts
owned ths one occupied by him snd
T. 8. DuBose the one occupied by Tal
The tnres buildings were complete?
ly destroyed by the fire snd the next
ons to the James building, which Is
* owned snd occupied by D. T. Dull
caught on Are. but the blase was ex?
tinguished. The damage dons was
about II.000 to ths buildings snd II.
??0 to furniture. The McLaueh'ir.
? building was not Insured. Werts'
' building, Insured, $700; DuBoae build?
ing, $1.400; James- furniture. $4'?0;
Werts' furniture, $500. TOllonw fur?
niture not Insured.
GUILTY OF Ml'RDKR.
Of Mrs. Hotter Gets Verdict
That Moons Death Sentence.
Sportahburg. Oct. 1.?Joe B. Bates.
B* nfteen yesrs one of the most effi?
cient members of the police depart?
ment of this city, who shot snd kill*
id Mrs. O. R. Bolter. August 29. was
todsy found guilty of murder, which
means thst the sentence of death w>.M
re passed on the prisoner. When the i
verdict wss read, the defendant *JntW<
cd no Interest whatever in the tit >
Ing of the Jury. Wilsen ft Osborne.
attorney for the pvto****. will take an
The ease otcupfed all of yesterday
The Statt showed -that the woman
was killed without the slightest pro?
vocation, and the defense Introduced
evidence to prove that Bates was In?
sane, thst he hsd been scting strange?
ly for sosne time prior to the killing.
The jury did not believe the Insanity
For ths Congo s smHtlng plant to
trsst ons thousand tons of copper ore
dally has be- n ordered from the I'n
lalied April, 18*0. *Be Jost ai
NEW M COTTON MARKET.
PATTOX DENIES THAT HE HAS
SOLI> OUT HIS INTERESTS.
The Munition Is Improving?(iciioral
Tendency of Thine* Seems to be
Better?Cheerful Reports Come
From Hand ester. ?
New York. Oct. 1.?The cotton mar?
ket for the week has been somewhat
unsettled, prices being higher at the
beginning,of the week than at pres?
ent. Pears nre estimating a crop of
over 13.000.000. while the bulb) claim
the crop will fall short of 11,000,000
bales. Liverpool's spots are from duy
to day IS.000 to 15,000 a day, though
la Friday there was a sudden falling
o.f after a long period of brisk buy?
ing. The stock at New York is stead?
ily deceasing. It Is the smallest for
yeeej past. Pig spot Interests hiv
' een steadily buying.
James A. Patton remains bull.. He
sent a sharp denial of a rumor exten?
sively circulated last Wedneaday that
had sold out.
The Crow?>-Hayn. interests are still
I supposed to be bullish. Some New
Orleans and Memphis operators are
understood to hare taken profits, but
to be bulls still for a long pull. Man'
cheater has .sent very cheerful reports
and in this country things are grad?
ually improving. It is remarked that
hammering has produced only a tem?
porary effect. As soon as this ceases
the* friends of the market assert that
it advances naturally end easily. Ru
rr.ors have been rife that considerable
of the local has been sold to Euro
pean spinners. Last Monday ?,000
? '.'es w re confirmed, supposed to
'..ave been taken by Liverpool people
now here. A. J. B.'Ston, the Engllsb
authority, is bullish on the situation.
Certain large tobacco interests are
supposed to hold similar opinions. On
he other hand there has been some
J.'.ermined opposition to a rise.
A pool formed of two or three large
operators Is said to be working for
lee? r prices on the ground that with
the present large receipts and Ameri?
can spinners holding aloof, it Is use?
less to expect a sustained advance at
^fift- time of thtvyear Hedge eeiftng |
by the South continues and Is bound
to continue for some time to come.
Bears think that It is at least signifi?
cant the receipts at the porta should
be so large. They think this fact
means one or two things, or both;
that is, that present prices are so at?
tractive for the planter that he will
continue to sell freely as long as they
exist or else the crop has been under?
estimated. Popular sentiment, how?
ever, still favors the bull side on the
Idea that the crop Is less than 11,000.
000 bales, and that situation will be
the largest ever known.
Various crop reports Just issueo t>y
newspapers and private statisticians
put the condition at 60.5 per cent, to
ft.t per cent. Liverpool cables that
present prices do not check the con?
TRADING STAMP LICENSE.
City Oedluano? on Trading Certificates
Columbia. Oct. 3.?Circuit Judge J.
3, Klugh has handed down a decision
that is of considerable local interest.
In the case he held that the ordi?
nance of this city imposing a license
fee of Sf?00 on trading stamp com?
panies is unconstitutional and void.
The decision was upon an appeal
"torn the l\ carder's court for the city
>f Columbia, imposing a fine upon an
agent of the Sperry and Hutchinson
Company, a large trading stamp com?
pany of New York city, for carrying
>n the trading stamp business With"
hajdne^UH 1500 license feo im
?>wd by the" Ordinance in question.
The ordinance was held to be in
alii upon the ground that it was an
tttetnpi to prohibit the carrying on
n thu city ef the trading samp busi?
ness. The judge said that the trading
-'amp ompanjr was engaged in a
'rvitlmate artd honest business such
?.< ta* ct?y had no right to prohibit
>r kMrtenety interfere with. He also
>>tnt*:i att| that the ordinance could
?\ ?' be upheld Hii a business measure
a it lejtnoeoJ ? Moeevia lee upon ihr
trading tamp business many times
greater ..ban that placed upon other
forms of the advertising business,
within which class he held that this
The ordinance in question Is one of
many passed' by different cities
throughout the country la an attempt
to keep out trading stamp companies
because they tend to create destruc?
tive competition among the mer?
chants. Such ordinances have uni?
formly been held Invalid wherever
attacked in the courts.
A law and order league has been
nd Fear not?Let nil the ends Thou A In
ER. 8. C, WEDNESI
IN BLIND TIGERDOM.
EVERY INDICTMENT IS REJECT
BY THE (?RAND JTTRY.
Body Hopelessly Divided ? Mayor
Rhett Supplies List of Federal Rev?
enue Licenses and Solicitor Is Ask?
ed to Indict all Those Whose
Names Appear Tberou?Straight
Talk by Judge Dontaler.
News and Courier.
After being advised by Judge
Dantzler yesterday morning that it
was its duty to consider the dispen?
sary cases, the grand jury brought in
a batch of indictments on each of
which was written "No bill." Twen?
ty-four cases had been handed to the
grand Jury and twenty-four "no bills"
were returned. The report did not
cause much surprise among the
regular attendants on the court, as it
had been rumored for several days
that the grand Jury was hopelessly
divided on the cases, and that a suffi?
cient number to bring in a true bill
could not be gotten. After the report
was made, Judge Dantaler took occa?
sion to address the Jury in a very dig?
nified tut very" plain manner, regard?
Shortly after court convened yes?
terday morning, Mayor Rhett was
sent for posthaste, by the grand Jury,
and appeared before the body. l( ?s re?
ported that the jury desired the list
of those who had paid revenue licen?
ses and this Mayer Rhett Willingly
furnished. The list contained 1R0
names taken from the books of the
collector of internal revenue. Some
questions were asked the Mayor re?
garding the cases brought by the po?
lice, but the Moyor was unable to fur?
nish any additional light on the sub?
I The Jury then repaired to the court
I room and presented to the solicitor
I the list of those holding revenue llc
I enses and requested that the solicitor
I hand out bills against every man
I whose name appeared on the list.
I Judge Dantzler then asked the
I foreman if he understood that the
I Jury did not wish to pass upon the bills'
I which the solicitor had already hand
jejeV e*K fur violation sf the dispensary
[alw, to the number of twenty-four,
I before the bills were handed out
I against those on the list. The fore
I man answered that that was meant.
I whereupon the court charged the jury
I that while the possession of a reve
I nut license was prima facie evidence
I that the party holding same was
I guilty of violating the dispensary law,
I still at the same time In the judg
I ment of the court It would be a mat
I ter of physical impossibility for the
I solicitor to pass out bills against all
I of the parties named in the list sub
I mltted by them at this term of court,
I and while he felt sure that the solic
I Itor would do his duty, still the court
I must insist on the grand jury' taking
I some action on the bills that they had
I before them now. The judge also
I stated to the jury that it would be
I well for the members to try to gath
I er some testimony In regard to the
I parties they wished presented as it
I was not the business of the solicitor
I to act as detective for the grand
The Jury then retired and later re
I turned "No bill" in cases against the
I following named persons:
I Andrew Morans, Nick Gizelle, P.
I Athanos, A. T. Matson and M. J. C.
I Celling, A. Tsopjnolo, George Hontas
'xnd Charles Constah, 0\ HafcS, Nick
Kannaspaulus, C. H. Chrlstopolo, J.
Gratzlck, I. Heyman, P. Gratzlck,
George L. Hockemeyer, James Hen
lerson, W. Timmons, G. Saragalos, T.
\V. Dowllng, A. L. Schultz, Tom
^lynn, Ram Rop;r, George Abetto,'
>a&c Oillrrd, F. J. Gratzlck.
Judge D?htzler then addressed the
JUry as part as follows:
"Your report meant that there
were not twelve of you in favor of a
true bill for it takes that many to
render a true bill. You have had
many bills before at this term and
you have brought in no more than
three "no bills" except those just
landed in. The findings of "no
)ills" in twenty-four casesC indicates
*o my mind that there is some other
reason than the lack of evidence. 1
have my opinion, but It is not for me
to state it. I am satisfied that the
finding was not unanimous. 1 know
that there are some of you who fav?
ored "true bills." The solicitor is not
a' detective for the grand Jury, and
, he Is not expected to go and gather
evidence. The possession of a reve?
nue license Is sufficient for a true bill,
but with that alone the solicitor could
not expect a Jury to convict; some?
thing rh?re is necessary.
"I regret the conditions here, but
you are better acquainted with them
than I am. If any one of you has
done wrong, you will have to make
la't at be thy Country's, Thy God s ar
)AY. OCTOBER 6, 11
RAILROAD CONTRACTS LET.
Cratlins and Concrete Work on
Wadesboro and Florence Rranch
For Connection With Winston
Contracts were awarded yesterday
from the office of the Chief Engineer
of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Company, in this city, for the grading
and concrete work necessary to stan?
dardizing the branch line of the com?
pany from Florence, S. C, to a con?
nection with the Winston-Salem
Southbound at Wadesboro, N. C, a
distance of 65 miles, the contracts
going to the Furgeson Contracting
Co., No. 17 Wall tSreet, and Sund
stron & Stratton, 96 West street, New
The standardization of this branch
road, it is understood will cost the At?
lantic Coast Line upwards of a mil?
lion and a half dollars, and the con- I
tracts let yesterday are among the
largest in connection with the big im?
provement. As has previously been
noted the Atlantic Coast Line and
Norfolk and Western are financing
the building of the Southbound,
which will afford a direct connection
with the Latter at Winston and with
the A. C. L. at Wadesboro, making
an air line to the vast coal fields
reached by the Norfolk and Western.
The branch line from Wadesboro to
Florence is to be straightened, regard?
ed and laid with much heavier rail
to take care of the heavy traffic that
will be handled upon completion of
the Southbound. For the work for
which contracts were awarded yester
day there were forty-odd bidders and
it required considerable time in the
Engineers' office to examine the spec?
ifications and make the awards. The
work will begin as soon as the ma?
terial can be gotten together and the
various sub-cont; cts *re let which
will be at an eai . *.
The work will consist of the fol?
lowing approximate quantites: Ex?
cavation of 1,100,000 cubic yards, con?
crete work of 14,000 yards and lay?
ing 15 miles of track according to the
grade revision. It is understood that
the road will be put ir condition for
handling the heaviest traffic and that
the wuyra^.wjll be commenced simul?
taneously at both ends of the
Wadesboro and Florence. It Is ex?
pected t hat the work will require
about ten months for completion. ?
Wilmington. N. C, Star, Oct. 2.
Dun's Weekly Trade Review.
New York, Oct. 1.?R. G. Dun A
Co.'s Review of Trade tomorrow will
"The industrial and commercial sit?
uation as a whole, at the beginning
of the last quarter of the year is that
of a full return to normal conditions.
The Southern trade, it is reported, is
better than for several seasons past.
"Business in steel raila is expand?
ing. In addition to the demand for
domestic consumption, the leading
producers has received a contract for
12,000 tons for exoprt to Mexico.
"Sharp advances were made in cot?
ton goods and yarns during the week.
Some large interests are moving to
cover their early spring needs in
"Encouragement is b? ing given to
promoters of a curtailment movement
among cotton mills in order to avoid
the trade complications that must fol?
low extended speculation in cotton."
jC'.'.r ex,cu?e? at (tit }>ft?* 0J y*UT own
consciences, If you have ai.y. If you
have done so you do not represent thv.?
respectable element of Charleston.
I know that there are men on tho
jury who have a regard for the law.
The law cannot be violated and ig?
nored. There are good people here.
It will depend upon the law-abiding
element to take up the enforcement
Df the law."
The Jury was then excused until 10
o'clock Monday morning.
With the indictments the following
letter was handed to Solicitor Peuri
"Dear Sir: It is the unanimous
wish of the grand jury that you make
out indictments against the attached
list of holders of United States special
tax as liquor dealers for the current
fiscal year commencing August 16,
"We have checked the names of
those against whom indictments have
already been issued, also exempt, beer
bottling works, county dispensaries
and drug stores.
**The police records or the City of
Charleston are at your disposal as evi?
dence in these cases. H. Viohl,
On account of the business of the
court it 1? not known whether Solici?
tor Peurlfoy will have time to make
out the Indictments asked for by the
rrand Jury, but it was reported last
night that he would probably do so.
d Troth's." THE TRUJ
*09. New Ser
SMITH ON SHIP SUBSIDY.
GIVES REASON FOR OPPOSING
Point? Out That High Tariff Create*
Need of Unnatural Fostering of
Florence, Oct. 3.?Senator E. D.
Smith has received the following tele?
gram from the New York American:
"New York, Sept. 30, 1900.
"E. D. Smith, Florence, S. C.
"Now that the president has come
out so forcibly for a ship subsidy and
has declared that there is no subject
to which congress can better devoto
its attention during the coming ses?
sion, will you kindly inform the public
whether or not you favor such a bill,
and why. Answer prepaid.
(Signed) "New York American."
In reply Senator Smith telegraphed
"In reply to your telegram of the
30th, I state emphatically that I am
opposed to ship subsidy for the fol?
lowing reasons: That the business of
public or common carrier is an abso?
lute and unavoidable neceaaity; the
railroads and steamships and sailing
vessels, under the present develop?
ment and conditions of modern life,
can not be dispensed with. Therefore,
there is no reason why companies
owning and controlling these necessi?
ties are not entitled to and should no\
receive a sufficient remuneration to
justify them in building an? main?
taining such equipment as will meet
the demands of trade with a profit
"A ship subsidy presupposes a lack
of profit and this lack of profit indi?
cates a lack of demand for ships, and
this lack of demand on the part <>f
shippers indicates something wrong in
t*ie conditions of commerce. There?
fore the evil is not to be removed bv
t:.::ir*g the P op'.e to pay for an evil
which, under the normal laws of
trade, would not exist. Now, what
this evil? It is the Republican cry
that the American Kiarkel must be
save! for the American laborer, and.
under this specious plea, importations
from abroad have fallen to such a
small tonnage that it is practically
unprofltaLTe fbr Arherkjan vessels *tcr
engage in any national trade, os be?
tween America and other nations.
"To attempt to carry freight from
America to other countries and then,
under the operation of the tariff be
unable to bring back a full cargo
would necessarily entail a loss. There?
fore the American people are asked
not only to pay a higher price for
American goods, but to support a
merchant marine out of the public
tieasury, In order to enable the hieb
tariff people to maintain the tariff
and at the same time be furnished at
the expense of the American people
cheap American bottoms to ship '.heir
goods in. j
"Another reason, perhaps, is found
in this same Republicanism, that 'the
American wage earner must be pro?
tected In his wages," and the wages
paid dock laborers, stevedores, sail
s, officers and. in a word, all em?
ployes In shipping service are so high
as necrssarily make it impossible to
compete In the trade of the world.
Therefore, we are called upon, out
of the general wage earned and the
wealth produced by the American
people, to make good this difference
and maintain these wages at the ex?
pense of the American treasury.
Therefore we have arrived at the b -
gltlmnte Outcome of the doctrine of
attempting to formulate ar.d m.'.lr.
tain an artificial condition in the face
of and in spite of the natural law of
supply and demand or of trade.
"Mr. Taft, In his remarkable som?
ersault on the tariff, namely, canvass?
ing the country before his election or,
the revision of the tariff downward;
then, after the extraordinary session
of congress not only signing the Aid*
rich bill without a protest, but declar?
ing that it was the best ever, must
necessarily, if he ever hopes to ><.-e
American bottoms carrying American
goods, advocate a ship subsidy, for no
American vessels can ever profitably
engagr in the traffic of the world un
;br the operation of his and Aid"
rich's tariff measure.'
COTTON CROP CONDITION.
Government Report Pi a*-es Condition
At 38.5? Ixmest For Year*.
Washington. Oct. 4.?The bureau
report on the condition of the cotton
crop was issued today. The crop
condition is given as 68.6.
W. D. Ho wells, who sailed recently
for a brief sojourn abroad, took ad?
vantage of "a voyage without wrinkle
on the sea." and completed some
manuscript which has just reach d
URERS BEARING MARKET
I nl?'^ There it* a Decided Drop in Uh
Price of Raw txruon Within Twu
Weeks, It 8s Declared That South?
ern Mills Will be Forced to Ooeex
Charlotte, N. C, Oct. 3.?A critical
situation and one of rare occurrence
confronts Southern cotton mills ke?
en use of the high price of raw cotton*
and unless there is a decided drop in
the price of the staple in lees than
two weeks, according to ei-President
8. B. Tanner, of the American Cotton
Manufacturers' Association, southern
mills will be forced to shut down.
"It Is a very easy question to an?
swer," said Mr. Tanner, "as ts what
the mills, both cloth and yarn, will
do in the event of 19-cent cotton con?
tinuing as at present.
"It will mean that theie win bent*
money in textile products, and the
mills, after using up what small
stocks of cotton they have on hand,
will have to shut down?that is, tt
cloth and yarn, especially the form?
er, do not take a d? elded jump up?
wards, a bigger jump than eottonv
manufacturers would expect undor
It was furthe.i declared that ths>
mills are buying practically no raw
cotton at prevailing figures ?13 cents
?nor wtlll they lay in ?tocks e.t that
figure, for the outtations on e<4ton>
goods and cotton yarns are far too
low to leave any proflt to the manu?
facturer today. In other words, the
mill that makes yarn or cloth out of
13-cent cotton and sells its produce
at prevailing price* will lose its pcoflt
and a great deal more?in fuel the
proposition is impractical and will
not be experimented in by any. nf the
Many of the mills have some little*
cotton on hand which they stored
when cotton was. tringlng ten and
eleven cents, but these stocks are
short and will shortly be exhausted.
President Parker, of the American?
Cotton Manufacturers' Assoclatiocv
has called a meeting of the boorJL
governors eor Friday,
Chorloue to.consider, thru,.
the curtailment of prcduetion lit or?
der to make the present stocks of the
mills go as far as possible arvd to. op?
rate on high priced cotton at as tit?
tle loss . s possible. The governors
will also select the place for next
meeting of the Asociation.
Dr. Rotitzahn in Charleston Prepar?
ing For Statewide Warfare. *
Charleston, Oct. 4.?AIP the chief
cities of th ^tate are interested in a1
series of informal conferences now
being held in this city and to be con?
tinual early next week at Columbia.
Rock Hill, Anderson. SuawMeri. Spar
tanburg, Greenville and other *
have written to New York or to ti*>ji"*
city asking that they be placed on the
itinerary of the American Tuberco>
losis Exhibition, the traveling antr.
tuberculosis exhibit which has i;t!rre<l
all the nearl y states during th? past,
Today Director Fr C. n^uPjafeSj
came on from Vorth Cam Uns point**
where arranj/errents have been, 3iade?
preliminary to ihc month- ot s?wria&
campaigning. Health Orth i .T. Mer
ceir Green, Dr. J. L?. DOWSOO of the*
State TO bort uloris Ccmmitti ? . I)t*
H/ert Wilton, vhr.irmau otl flO>
Statt Board of Health, v.;tlb *;roroi?
nent city orrlcirls and I iJOtnessj men*
ars interested in the plsnsj* now. iao4**c?
consideration. IDireetor ft\.ut-ahrr.wasr
sent here by the NnttOJMsh AsevciAtlorv
tor the Study .-^d Pieu-ntion Of Tu
berculosls at tne invitation i of thane
leaders in South aCrolina's war/far*
against consumption. wbivHi- cakes
from both race ? wore than any , other
cause of death.
The Nation*r Association toflflp ai
carload of exhibits arul catrrpaia/r.
equipment which is loaned to the*
State and the several.eitles* where ex?
hibits are OOndOCkQi with' the assist?
ance of the atrootnp *h? is now in the
city. So far as the p ie no hove been??
agreed upon the inaugural exhibition*
will be held at Charleston or Corunar
bla, starting the first week of Novem?
ber. The choice between too two eitles
is still under discuss ion* aHhough"
the advocates of this ntv think that'
there can be no question about the I
holding of the first ? session In Char?
Ptof. Pazaurek. originator sf rho
museum of bad taste in Wurterahurg*
believes every art museum should]
have attached to it, as a matter
course, a collection of horrible ex?
amples, with the object of raising the*
standard of public taste.