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GREAT MAN GOtt IX) HIB RE?
Peacefully Away at T:4#
O'clock This Mom tug?Hie late
Was Well Spent and He Made an
n on His Generation
Than Any of HI* Contnm
Bpartanburg. Oct. II.?Dr. Jas. H.
Carlisle, aged 84 years, president, em?
entue WofTord College, died this
morning at 7:40.
James Henry Carlisle. President
leritus of WofTord College. Spar
tsnburg. wvo was born in Wlnnsboro,
South Carolina, May 4. 1815. waa the
>n of Dr. William Carlisle, a native
of North In land, who came to Amer
In 1818. adn settled at Wlnnsboro,
South Carolina. He was a physician
and practiced for thirty years; died In
1800. The subject of this sketch, "as
beardless youth, half advanced!,"
entered the South Carolina College as
s sophomore. February 1, 1848, after
having attended the common schools
of bis native town, Wlnnsboro. South
'Carolina. His parents having moved
to Camden. ho received his training
for college In that historic town. Ala
teachers being Professors McOand
>ld and Major Leland. Dur
nf the language department,
Lieber In political economy
civil law. These men afterwards
became Illustrious In educational
work. Dr. James H. Thornwell, then
a young man, was chaplain, and Just
entering on a career that was destin?
ed to Influence the church, the State
snd the South Carolina College. Lie?
ber. Henry, sod Thornwoil?all great
men?were teachers of a man who
etsnds higher as an educator than
slthsr. Dr. Cmrllsls graduated, In
1844. as the second-honor man of his
class. The first-honor man eras Gen?
eral P. H. Nelson, who was killed at
the battle of the '"Crater." Having
second-honor It fell to his lot to de?
liver aa Bngllsh oration. H ~ subject
woe the poet Shelly, then dead a dos
ob years. This oration attracted much
attention, and justified the prediction
of his friends and comradee that he
would make hie mark la the world
ss a greet orator. Dr. Carlisle went
from the college to the schoolroom
and, soon after graduating, was mads
principal of the Odd Fellows' Insti?
tuts, lu Columbia. This position ho
held for four years. In 1840 he went
to the Columbia Male Academy, and
five years afterwards, whea WofTord
College was established at Spartan
burg. South Carolina, he took the
chair of math -matte?. Since 1854 the
history of WofTord College and this
great man have been Inseparably link?
ed. He has been offered many posi?
tions of greater emoluments and
higher honors, but he has turned his
back on them allv preferring to re
mala with the college of his church.
He has st different times taught
mathematics, astronomy, ethics, civics
'and the Englltth Bible. He Is the au?
thor of a very fine text-book on as?
tronomy. The honorn that have come
to him have come unsought, as he is
always reticent, modest and unassum?
ing He is. perhaps, the best posted
man In the State, on the history of
South Carolina, her people, and her
great men. He was elected a mem?
ber of the First General Conference
Of the Methodist Church. South, to
which laymen were admitted; and has
been elected to each succeeding one.
He was also elected to several ecumen?
ical conferences. He was a member to
the Secession convention, and a rep?
resentative In the last Confederate
legislature. 1863-1884. which are the
only potllitlcal offices he ever accept?
ed. In 1875, he was made president
of WofTord College, which post he
held until 1905, when he resigned on
account of his advanced age.?Men of
L? B. Dotier, a prominent business
man of Columbia, died Wednesday.
I O V ulv. a?.&ev a
ehod April, ISM.
'Be Just ni
HOMICIDE AT IINDAl
GEO. MHMIKLL KILLED WHILE
Deaperate Negro Draws Pistol on Con?
stable Charlie Jenkins and Is Kill
ed in Close Range Battle That Fol
low??Magiserate Dong lax .Jenkins
Shot Through I^eg and a Negro
Child Seriously Wounded by Stray
From Dally Item. Oct. 20.
George Mitchell, a negro for whom
a warrant was Issued by Magistrate
Douglas Jenkins on the charge of dis?
posing of property under lien, was
killed in Mr. J. M. Tindal's store at
Tlndals station yesterday afternoon by
Constable Charlie Jenkins. The story
of the killing Is told In the testimony
taken by Coroner Flowers at the in- j
quest last night, and it ahows that
Mitchell waa a desperate and reck- j
leas man who defied the law and made ,
a determined attempt to kill the oftl- ,
cer who made an effort to arrest him. \
Cosntable Jenkins had to shoot and j
shoot quickly to save his own life and j
the Jury of Inquest completely exon- j
erated him In the verdict returned af- j
ter hearing all the evidence.
Magistrate Douglas Jenkln, who ac-#
companled his brother, Constable
Charlie Jenkins, when he attempted
to arrest Mitchell, was painfully but
not dangerously wounded by Mit?
chell, a bullet passing through the
fleshy part of one thigh. A negro
child who waa In the store when the
shooting occurre l was probably fatally
wounded by a stray bullet, which
lodged In the back of Its neck. At
last report the child was still living,
but was in a critical condition.
The testimony taken at the inquest
Harry William, being sworn says:
I was behind the counter when the
constable came In, pointing his pis?
tol In Mitchell*! face,, said you are
my prisoner. Mitchell drew his pis?
tol and Mr. Jenkins fired, both shoot?
ing several times. Don't know hew
many times either fired. Mitchell
asked me for crudlt, which I refused.
Mitchell said thore was a werrar* Mmr
| ntmV'Tt?r. Tindaftold him If they*'"had
a warrant for him for him to go with
them, he said I have done nothing for
them to have a warrant for me, and
won't be arrested. They continued to
talk and Mr. Tindal advised him io
let them arrest him peaceably. He
said I will not be arrested, if Mr.
Jenkins had not shot Mitchell, Mit?
chell would have shot him When
constable tried to arrest him he pull?
ed his pistol. Mr. Jenkins then fired.
H. T. WILLIAMS.
J. M. Tindal, being sworn says:
The first <irne I saw anything of the
difficulty I saw Mitchell out In
the yard with a double barrel gun on
hla shouider and I Inquired of some
of the parties what was the trouble I
and was Informed that they were try- j
Ing to make an arrest, and the mag?
istrate told me that they had come
for that purpose and that George
Mitchell refused to be arrested. While
talking to magistrate a little boy,
Prank Willie came In and said that
George Mitchell wanted to buy twen?
ty-five cent? worth on credit and can
he get It? I told the boy to go back
and tell my clerk that we did not
charge anything. I told the magis?
trate that I would go over and see the
colored man and try and get him to
submit to arrest without any trouble.
I did go and talked to Mitchell and
did all I could to get him to submit
to arrest, and see Mr. Jones and I
whs sure he would do what was right.
Mitchell said he would not do it, as
he had seen Mr. Jones already. Then
he asked me what they would do with
me. I told him all he would have to
do would be to live bond. I told him
if he did not submit and go they will
carry you. He said I will not do it. I
won't let any cracker arrest me. I
approached the store door. He fol?
lowed me. As ie was within a few
feet of the door the COnttal If ap?
peared from the out side and walk?
in?, up to a few feet Of Mitchell put
a pistol in his fice and said you are
my prisoner. George Mitchell and
the constable both began firing. Mit?
chell shot three times, that I am sure
of. Am not sure which shot first, but
am sure If constable bad not fired
when he did Mitchell would have kill?
ed him. The shooting ceased. I told
Mitchell to put up his pistol He
pbu ed it on tile counter. Placing II
under an oil cloth cover on counter.
The e ?nstable then took him and
?eHHIgtlt him from my store to the
plasia of Tindal & Cvttlno's store, He
walked this distance. Stood up a lit?
tle while and then laid down on piaz?
za where he died. One of the balls
from George Mitchell struck J. 1>.
Jenkins, the magistrate, in the leg.
This I did not know until after th
shooting was over. Mr. Charlies Jen
d Fear not?Det all the ends Thon A tu
TER. 8. CM SATURD
ESTRADA BEING AIDED.
Reported That Other Central Ameri?
can Countries Are Helping Nicara
Mexico City, Oct. 20.?If it is tr?e,
as reports indicate, that other gov
ernments in Central America, notably i
Cuatemala, are assisting in the Es- j
trada revolution in Nicaragua, Fran- j
Cisco Castro, Nicaraguan minister to 1
this capital, stated the matter will be i
taken at once to the Central Ameti- 1
can Court of Arbitration at Cartargo, I
Costa Rica. Minister Castro intimates
that his government is already tak?
ing steps in that direction, and that
once the appeal to the court Is made,
Nicaragua will exhaust every effort to
prove its charges.
All Central American countries are
bound by the Washington treaties, of
which the International Court is the i
outgrowth, to respect the rights and
territory of one another, the minister
declares, and they are emphatically
forbidden to aid in revolutions. If.
states the minister, it rhould be prov?
ed that Guatemala or any other Cen?
tral American country Is aiding the j
Estrada revolution in Nicaragua, a j
suitable penalty will be meted out by
? . . ? ? ?- !
COSTS OF DISPENSARY SUITS,
Judge Prtlchard Allows Petition of
Asheville, N. C, Oct. 20.?In the
United States Circuit Court this morn?
ing B. L. Abney and W. F. Stevenson,
counsel for the South Carolina dis?
pensary commission in the suits
brought against it in the court last
year by Fleischmann Company and
other whiskey concerns, moved be?
fore Judge Pritchard to withdraw the
petition they filed some weeks ago
for a special master to ascertain the
costs of the suit against the commis?
sion, which was dismised by the Su?
preme Court, and the damage sus?
tained by the granting of injunctions
against the commission and by the
appointment of receivers for the fund.
The court (granted the motion and
counsel for the commission filed a
motion that the court tax the com?
plainants with the costs Incurred in
the Circuit Court of Appeals. The
granting of this motion was opposed
by Messrs. T. M. Mordecai, of Char?
leston; A. S. Barnard, Daniels &
Travers, counsel for complainants In
the original suits, and by T. S. Rol?
lins, as counsel for the receivers nam?
ed for the commission fund, they
claiming that the Judgment of the
Supreme Court as to costs relates only
to the proceedings In that court. The
court will give further consideration
to the matter later.
kins was constable and did the shoot?
ing. I saw no one else shoot The
constable shot a number of times.
Placed under similar conditions, I
would have acted Just as the con?
stable did. I am satisfied If constable
had not shot as soon as he did, he
would have been killed himself.
J. M. TINDAL.
Dr. C. P. Osteen presented the fol?
lowing written statement:
I have examined the dead body of
George Mitchell and find four wounds
made by the entrance of pistol shots,
and one made by the exit of one of
the balls. The wounds are located
as follows: One on the forehead
about the median line and just at line
of the hair, and passing through
scalp to the bone and glancing up?
ward and passing out. One four
inches below the left nipple and pass?
ing into the body after striking the
lower edge of a rib, then across from
left to right and slightly downward
in the abdomen, just below the dia?
phragm, passing through the hepatic
artery and the liver and dropping
into the abdomen. There were two
wounds on the back of the body on
the left shoulder about three Inches
from the top of the shoulder and near
together. Both Of these paused slight?
ly upward and outward, (to the left)
one passing out at the top of the
Shoulder about seven inches from
front of entrance, and the other go?
ing deep into the shoulder under the
load of the humerus. These two
wounds and the one on the forehead
Wert flesh wounds. The wound in the
abdomen caused death by hemorrh
gge from cutting the hepatic artery
and lacerating the liver.
C. P. OSTEEN, M. D.
Th? Jury returned the following
George Mitchell came to his death
from a gunshot wound from a pistol
In the bands of Douglas or Charlie
Jenkins, they being officers of the law
in the discharge of their duty and
acting in self-defense.
H. DKANE TIN DA Ii,
M't At be thy Country's, Thy God's am
'AY. OCTOBER 83, 1!
SMITH'S COTTON REPORT.
INSISTS HIGH PRICES FOR COT?
TON ARE QUITE PROPER.
Interesting Letters Bearing Upon the
Cotton Conditions Over the South
Are Received by Senator Smith?
Farmers Are in Excellent State.
Editor Daily Item?Sir: In view of
the action of the cotton mills, in their
statement to the press, that they in?
tend to curtail production until such
time as cotton should decline to a
price which would leave a profit for
them, as between the raw material
and the manufactured goods, I wrote
to representative men of the principal
cotton-growing States asking their
opinion as to the yield this year, as
compared with last, and the attitude
of farmers in reference to their will?
ingness to sell at the present prices.
The following replies will be of in?
terest, I presume, both to the mill
people and to the farmers of this
?Natchitoches, La., Oct. 10, 1909,
Lake Jericho Plantation.
"Dear Mr. Smith: I am in receipt
of your favor, and in reply will say
that Lousiana will make as short, if
not the shortest cotton crop that it
has ever made. The yield for the
State will range between 350,000 and
450,000 bales, and while a big, if not
the largest, portion of it has already
been sold, the tendency now seems
to be to hold, even at these prices.
"I succeeded in getting our Gover?
nor to issue a short address to our
people, and he also, at my request,
asked the Governors of the other cot?
ton States to do the same thing, and
some of them did. I worded the ad?
dress that was sent out by our Gov?
ernor, and it simply asked the peo?
ple to sell slowly, and it has beyond
any doubt stimulated the holding
"I have been watching the Senate
and hoping for some legislation to
help the price of cotton, and am not
expecting much until you get your
I t atfierier In good working order. I
am especially proud of the fact that
the work you did for the interest of
the cotton growers is what put you
in the Senate, ar. it shows the farmers
still have a voice in some of the cot?
ton States at least.
"PAUL M. POTTS.''
"Dardenalle, Ark., Oct. 11, 1909.
"Hon. E. D. Smith, Florence, S. C.
"Dear Friend: Your friends in Ar?
kansas were as glad as your people of
your election. Every one thought as
I did, that the Southern cotton farm?
er would have a friend in the Sen?
ate?one who could and would be
heard in their interest.
"Arkansas will make 60 or 65 per
cent, of last year's crop. Cotton is
selling from 12 1-2 to 13 cents, and
the farmers are taking 13 cents free?
ly. Not mach disposition to hold.
"L. E. LOVE."
"Concord, N. C. Oct. 16, 1909.
"Hon. E. D. Smith, Florence, S. C.
"Dear Sir: The rush of cotton to
market in September was unprece?
dented. Farmers have sold who never
sell early. I take it that they did not
have confidence In prices, but recent?
ly there seems to be more confidence
in the value of cotton. The crop is
about equal to last year, in this sec?
tion, but it was short then. The good
prices so early in the season has been
a great boon to our people, and is
putting them in tine shape. They will
be able to resi3t the attack of the
bears should they depress prices very
much. They are able to hold without
calling on the banks very much. I
think the government report about
correct for this section.
"Very truly yours,
"JOHN P. ALLISON."
''Agricultural r.nd Mechanical College
. of Texas. College Station. Texas.
Oct. 9. 1909.
"Hon. e. D. Smith. Florence, S. C,
"My Dear Smith: The cotton crop
In Texas is very light, the last report
Of the government being about rifcht.
"it. T. milneit, President."
"Farmers' Compress and Warehouse
Company, Montgomery, Ala.. Oct. 8.
"Dear Friend Smith: As president
and manager of the above company, i
am in excellent postion to reply to
your inquiry. Our local crop is not
over 60 per cent of normal. The
State will not make a million bales.
The price is good for October, yet not
sufficient. But our people are so poor
they must sell, very little being held
back because unable to do so. Other
1 Trutn's.** THE TRTJ1
?09 Sew 8erl
crops good and more other crops than
"With regards, Yours truly,
"CHARLES L. GAY."
"Shreveport, La., Oct. 9, 1909.
"My Dear Senator: Yours of Oc?
tober 5 just to hand. I was delighted
to hear from you, even if only a little
bit. To give any comprehensive first
hand report of Louisiana's cotton
crop is beyond me as I have been too
busy with my own crop to cp.ore any
time with anything else. I think,
however, that the reports about give
it as it is. The seasons hav<? been
about the most spotted and local I
have ever seen. Just in this terri?
tory one plantation will make a half
bale of cotton to the acre and thirty
bushels of corn. Five miles away, as
good a place and management, has
produced one-eighth of a bale and
fifteen bushels of corn per acre. I
started with 700 acres of cotton, the
best preparation and a perfect stand:
400 acres of corn and 250 acres could
get to do any cultivating on account
of continuous rains, and since July I
we have not hid a season. I will
gather about sixty bales of cotton and
guess my creditors will run my place
next year. As to prices, everybody
seems of the opinion that cotton will
be 15 or 16 cents next spring.
"With very best wishes. Your
"W. L. FOSTER."
"Brookhaven, Miss., Oct. 9, 1909.
"Hon. E. D. Smith, Florence. S. C.
"Dear Mr. Smith: I have your fav?
or of the 5th. I think that Mississippi
will make about 1,300,000 bales this
year. We are short in this section
about 20 per cent of last year's crop.
"Very truly yours,
"J. W. McGRATH."
"Henderson, Texas, Oct. 8 1,909.
"Dear Mr. Smith: The cotton crop
of Texas is very irregular. The State
In my judgment, will make 2.500,000
bales. East Texas will be 20 per cent
under last year. South Texas less than
last year. Middle Texas, incldlng the
greatest cotton-growing section of the
South,-will be 50-per cent.* short "o^
last year. The extreme west is under
last year, and Northwest Texas has a
fairly good crop. My friend Norvell,
of the Merchants' and Farmers' Na?
tional Bank, says that Texas wont't
make over 2,000.000, but I feel con?
fident that it will make 2,500,000.
"J. C. HICKEY."
Kqowing the character of theae
men as I do, 1 am confident that what
they report is as near the truth as
can be reached. They are all men of
means and have splendid facilities for
The effects of the panic are rapidly
disappearing; there is practically civic
peace the world over; the population
of the civilized world is rapidly in?
creasing; the area of civilization rap
Idly extending itself Into the regions
of the uncivilized; the demand for the
products of civilization, loom and mill
and forge, going by leaps and
bounds; food products soaring; lum?
ber, iron and steel higher: shoes and
clothing higher; the cost of living
reaching the point of distress to the
wage earner, the farmer and the sal?
aried man. In view of these facts it
is not unreasonable for the farmer of
the South and his friends to demand
such a price in return for his cotton
as shall put his product on a parity
with the prices of other products.
And in place of the mills of the South,
particularly thereatening to shut
down, in order to force the price of
cotton down, it seems to me it would
have been the better part for them,
as Southern men, or at least the rep?
resentatives of a great Southern pro?
duct to have held a convention t I
have raised the price of their manu?
factured product, if that were neces?
sary, in order that the South might
have reaped the double benefit to
which she is entitled?a profitable
price for the products of her mills
and a profitable price to the grower
of the cotton.
Though our banking system is so
imperfect and the attitude ofourgov-*
eminent and our * financiers Is so
skeptical ;ts to Soui.iern securities,
yel the strong position of cotton this
year, by virtue of the great law of
supply und demand, the comparative?
ly large yield of the food crops, the
increase of wealth ami the increase
in the number of he banks in the
South, makes it comparatively easy.
by cooperation, to put cotton to 15
cents ami keep it there until this crop
is disposed of.
The attitude of some of the news?
papers is very gratifying and upon
them and their attitude lirgely de?
pends the complete success of the
farmers' long and persistent struggle.
E. D SMITH.
Florence, Oct, 18. 1909.
i SOUTHRON, Established Jane, IM*
les?Vol XXX. 17.
THE EXECUTION DENOUNCED.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LA
BOR ADOPTS RESOLUTION.
Coupled With Condemnation of the
Military Murder of Spanish fjocial
Irt is a Covert Blow al tlw> United
States Court lor Sentencing Samuel
Gompers to I?rison for Contempt of
Washington, Oct. 19.?Resolutions
fiercely denouncing the "murder" of
Francsico Ferrer, the Spanish revo?
lutionist who recently was condemn*
ed by courtmartial and shot in Barce?
lona, were adopted at today's session
of the executive council of the Ameri?
can Federation of Labor.
"We on our personal behalt aawetl
as in the name of America's workers
and the whole people," the resolution
declares, "express our intense indig?
nation, horror and our strongest pro?
test against the murder of Francisco
Ferrer by direction of the Spanish
Taken in connection with the ac?
tion of the Su preme Court of the Dis?
trict of Columbia in sentencing Presi?
dent Gompers, Secretary Morrison
and John Mitchell of the American
Federation of Labor to serve terms in
jail for contempt of court, the con?
cluding paragraph of the resolution is
looked upon here as significant. The
resolution declares that "we take this
occasion of the military murder el ?
man whose real offending was speak?
ing, writing and teaching humanity to>
become more; wise, "more free and
more liberty loving, to remind the
people of our own country that the
I liberty of the citizen is only secure
when trial by jury and in open court
for any alleged offense involving pun?
ishment is guaranteed. "
The resolutions go on to declare
that "the cause of free speech, free
press and free education has found
in Ferrer another martyr, the more
regrettable in an age when civilisa?
tion boasts of having replaced the tor?
tures and brutality of mediaevallsm
those who have done the greatest
service for humanity. **A noble com?
pany of martyrs and a cause in which
a man might well give his life," the
resolutions continue, ' did tyranny re?
quire. Liae Jefferson, Washington
and Lincoln of our own cour.try, he
labored and taught and suffered that
the people might have wisdom and be
worthy of freedom."
In its preamble to the resolutions, -
the executive council declares that the
execution of Prof. Ferrer has aroused'*
the strongest indignation of all just
liberty-loving and broad-minded nu r
I of the civilised world.
THE BIGHAM TRIAL
Case Grew Out of Killing of Woman
At MurreU's Inlet in Georgetown..
Georgetown, Oct. 20.?Notwith?
standing the light docket at this term
of court, which was quickly disposed'
of, and the supposition that the Big
ham and Avant murder trial would be
called on Wednesday, the attorneys
for the defence, Messrs. J. W. Rags
dale, of Florence, and J. W. tVingate,
of the local Bar, claimed the three'
days allowed from the time of the:
presentment by the grand jury, and*
Thursday morning was accordingly
set for the time of trial by Judge.
Watts. Mr. Ragsdale has utilized the
intervening per od by visiting me
scene of the alleged murder at Mur
rell's Inlet and informing himself
thoroughly as to the surroundings. It
is thought that the court house wilK'
be packed at the opening of court- tc*
REMOVED BY THE GOVERNOR.
Memebers of Dorchester Heg> (ration*
Board IjOso Their Offkos.
Columbia, Oct. 20.?Py a i?r>m?!;im
ntion made public today Gov. Ansel*
iimar?y removed from office Fdia*
Doar and lt. If. Limehouse, setvn ere
of the Dorcheet? r county regfstretfoi
I ? ard, for misconduc t in office m reg?
istering negroes and others fron? Nsfg
furnlsfttd them without exaininailon?
and for issuing certificates t ) a ?.um
b>,r cicarly not entitled to reg. rimr.'
b. cause some could not read am* eras?
ers nad not paid their tax** as r*\
quired by the constitution.
The Governor's action was tak?n#
after a full investigation, nu Imlir.g
personal interviews with the men de?
A. \V. Rumph, the third member ct
the board, "who is an old man and iw
ill health," will be allowed te t?
Prof. Ferrer will take rank with al*
Chief Of Police B. W. Rouse, ?>%
Georgetown died Wednesday.