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in full liability for all
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Oe., Oct. It.?The Southern
?n Stalk Paper Co.? through Its
native. Mr. J. R Green, of At
fceatn, met the business men of this
Be yesterday and competed all the
arrangements looking to
I pott In r In a paper mill it this place
to manufacture paper rom cotton
stalks, of a 20-ton-per-d* y capacity,
that will cost from $7?.001? to tlOtt.OOu
tred the stockholders here
it the mill would be In operation
lens than six months from date.
The Ensign Oskamp sawmill sits just
north of town, at the crossing of the
Seaboard Air Line and the Atlanta
Birmingham 4k Atlanta Railroad
i. with an arteslsn well and a
storage building loc.ited thereon
been secured for the mill. The
first mill to be constructed by this
company will be at Cordeh , Ga.. snd at
this place wilt be the second of the
l as r I es of the ssversl the c< mpsny pro
to put up. sll tn tie Southern
A test of the product from
rotion stalks heretofore made Is a
guarantee of the success >f this now
Southern enterprise, and I . Is no long?
er an sxperlment. but the zotton plan?
ters wilt find s resdy market for what
than been heretofore not only a worth?
less) product, but sn tncumbrance of
ttr farms.?Manufsctur? re' Record.
The big advertisement cf O'Donueii
Co. Is addressed to housekeeper*
psrticular. Those who ire furnish?
es; or refurnishing will be Interest
In the prices quoted.
m Msyssvllle dispensary was
id Saturday night, the utock of Itq
havlng been sold out. The local
imarv sf rapidly cloa ng out the
aad will probably close before
tth instant. Ths sales Saturday
to more than 11.80?)
?Be Just at
Conen to 5 mm.
8JHNATOR SMITH EXPECTS TO SEE
Ttse Junior Senator Is Informed by
Statistician N'eal That the Crop Will
Probably he About Ten end a Half
Million Bales?Nr. Smith Explain*
The Mill Curtailment Movement.
Florence, Oot SO.?United States
^Senator S. D. Smith la in receipt of u
fetter from Statistician R. L. Neal.
[ WH? advance sheets of a circular to be
it out. showing that, after a trip
the South, the moat careful eetl
of the cotton crop this year indl
a possible cotton crop of 10,620,
bales. agreeing with a recent esti?
mate Issued by Senator Smith.
From exporters Senator Smith
teams that U Is expected, if the gov
errment report Issued next week on
cotton confirms private advices, cot
tea Will he bound to reach yfamine
prices. Sneaking of the recent cur?
tailment of production by the mills,
the senator1 today said:
"The ourtailment by the mills Is not
because of the high price of the
staple, nor the depression In the price
J of goods, but because the spinners see
that there Is hot going to be cotton
enough to keep the mills busy until
the next crop, and a shutting down is
Inevitable. They make,** convenience
of necessity now In the nope such ac?
tion will depress ootfhn, While they
buy greedily whersve^^ey can, de
ilte their argument.
"The farmers now htrve an oppor?
tunity to eee how corporations stick to
their organisation when business in?
terest demands individual action. Just
as was the csse with thja farmer when
he rushed his cotton \& market, to
their amusement, de?pit* the farmers'
"This is now the farmers' day,
thank OodV 1
la Genes at MeeAiig.
Manning, Oct It.?Tip Cotton
ket at this place, whloj^has held up
well all this season, got fhto the 16
itfs^^^sw ^wfcrwsp^i^nrwsnr-wewi sw^trw
and sold, however and tbe high price
will not benefit a great many. Quite
a number of farmers in this county
sold cotton early In the season for fall
delivery at 10 cents and it makes them
sick to see the price going up. Many
ave been selling at the higher
prices recently prevailing are buying
new horses buggies pianos organs etc.,
and trade generally has been quite
brisk, while the merchants are having
better collections than In any fall for
several years past. A good crop of
corn, hay, oats and feed stuff general?
ly has combined to place the farmers
In poatlon to actually enjoy the good
prices for cotton.
15 Cents at Lauren*.
Laurens, Oct. SO.?Cotton reached
the IS-cent mark here today. How?
ever, the bulk of the day s receipts,
something like four hundred bales,
was bought at 14 3-4c.
Cotton King at Abbeville.
Abbeville. Oct. 30.?Cotton Is king
In Abbeville today. It sold on the Ab?
beville market during the day for 15
cents per pound.
Will Clo?e> Two Days a Week.
Charlotte, N. C, Oct 30.?At a
meeting of all the cotton mills of Al
amanac county, held at Burlington to?
day it was unanimously resolved to
curtail production to the extent of two
days a week, or one-third time, until
February next. The agreement goes
into effect immediately and every mill
in th county to the number of 26 sign?
ed up. In the aggregate nearly 200,
000 spindles and 6,000 looms are af?
fected and nearly 20,000 operatives.
1 IRE IN NE WHERRY.
Maze Threatened Business Section of
Newberry, Oct . 31.?Fire at 3
o'clock this afternoon destroyed the
livery stables of B. T. Bishop, T. C.
Bool and A. L Knlghton. The fire
started In the loft of the Blflhop
stables. All the buildings were of
wood. The loss Is covered by insur?
ance. The fire was near the business
section, which was in great danger,
but was saved by the good work of
tlig firo department.
Big Financial Distribution.
Toronto, Nov. 1.?Between today
and Nov. 15 over 1 14.000 checks, ag?
gregating $625.000. will be sent out by
the National Trust Company as the
first 25 p^r cent, dividend to the cred?
itors of the defunct York County Loan
Company. Receipts of the dividend
are scattered all over the United
States, Canada, Europe and Japan.
id Fear not-~Let all the ende Thou Aim
ER. S. 0., WEDNESI
NEGRO STATE FAIR.
TO BE A GRKATKR SUCCESS THAN
Will Be Held In Batesburg Instead of
Columbia But Change Will be Bene?
ficial?A Very Large Attendance
Columbia, Oct. 30.?Special: Last
year's negro State fair in Columbia
being a success both financially and in
the nature of the exhibits and the
attendance, a still better success Is an
?lew for the State colored fair to
be held at Batesburg the week fol?
lowing the white folks State fair in
Columbia. The same general manage?
ment la In charge for the negroes this
year as carried last year's project to
success, except that it has ben ma?
terially strengthened, and the last
year's success has heartened not only
the management and stirred it to
greater effort and better system so as
to profit by the mistakes of the past,
but the colored people over the State
themselves appear to have more con?
fidence In the project, and there is
every reason to believe that the at?
tendance will be still better this year.
Last year ths attendance exceeded
The leading white people of Bates?
burg are taking an active interest In
the enterprise, and in addition to
providing splendid grounds and ade?
quate buildings are individually assist?
ing in making the enterprise a suc?
The same railroad rates on all of
the roads In the State will apply to
the colored fair as* were acquired for
the white fair. The rate will be a fare
and a third for the round trip for
distances between 100 miles and one
and a third fare for the round trip
plus 25 cents for gr??ter distances.
The railroads hove also made the
same concessions to shipments of
The first day ~bf? thu fair, Tuesday,
November 9, will be devoted to fra?
ternal orders, when there will be
much parading with tanners and en
4jfe4a.and a deal of speech making.
Ts^le** *U%rfg* en ee*?r%t ht der
doings and this will be a great day.
Wednesday will be farmer's day,
and ought to be mos: productive of
good. There will be speeches by
Congressman Lever and Dr. Ira W.
Williams, and other prominent white
men. Senator TUlman has been in?
vited to talk on farming, but has not
yet been heard from. Governor Ansel
will likely not be able to attend on ac?
count of having to be absent from
the State. I
Tuesday will be Georgia Day, whon I
big crowds from Augusta and nearby i
territory will be on hund. The fea?
ture of this day will be addresses by
Dr. C. T. Walker, of Augusta, and Dr.
B. H. Moses, of Washington, and Rev.:
A. C. Kennely, and others.
Friday will be educational day, and
there will be a big whooping up for
education all along the line.
On Saturday, which will be devoted
to children, there will be a big prize
baby show, and the contests for the
prizes will be moet exciting.
Every day ther will be mule races,
fox chases, trotting races and a plen?
ty of good clean side shows.
Like last year's show in Columbia,
the affair will be free from disorder.
The excellent conduct which prevailed
at all times here was much comment?
ed upon by the whites last year. There
was no drunkenness here; none is
expected in Batesburg, but if it shows
up the victims will be promptly hand?
led. Ample provision has been made
A big crowd is expected from Sum
BOOZER KILLING AN ACCIDENT.
Brother Who Slew Brother Did So Un?
Lexington, Oct. 31.?Coroner Clarke
conducted an Inquest today over the
body of Ross Boozer, the young white
man who was shot and killed by his
brother, Daly Boozer, late yesterday
afternoon. The jury returned a ver?
dict of accidental killing. There were
only two witnesses to the terrible
tragedy?the wife of the unfortunate
man killed and Daly Boozer. Each
swore that the shooting was acciden?
tal and the jury so found.
Ross Boozer was buried this after?
noon at St. Thomas's Church, Dutch
There will bo no rush of cotton to
market during November?most of
the weak cotton has come Into sight
and the men who have held cotton
thus far will hold still longer. They
will not be frightened by a speculative
slump in prices but will hold fast the
cotton which the mills need and must
i**t at be thy Country'^ Thy God's ant
)AY. NOVEMBER 3,
ALL NEW YORK GUESSING.
MANY KINDS OP PREDICTION a
MADE BY POLITICAL PRO?
Practically No Betting Done?Brood
Guage Men Say It Will be Gaynor?
Murphy Making the Fight of His
Now York, Oct 30.?Never in the
history of New York city elections has
it been so difficult to get a line on the.
vote as in the present contest, which
will be settled Tuesday. Leaders of
the Democratic and Republican or?
ganisations have sent their lieutenants
out three different times to make
house-to-house canvoeses, and the fig?
ures brought back have been incom?
plete and unsatisfactory each time.
No one can tell with any degree of
accuracy what the count Tuesday will
"how. There are political wise men
who say that Qaynor will be elected
by 150,000 plurality, while others,
with all sincerity, declare that Ban?
nard, the Republican nominee, will be
elected by pollir.?r his party vote In
addition to thousands of Democratic
conservatives, who regard both Qay?
nor and Hearst as radicals. There are
still others who assert that Bannard
will make a miserable shawing, that
Gaynor will lose thousands of votes,
and that Hearst will be swept into of?
Those who take the broadest view
of the situation believe that Judge
Gaynor Will be elected by something
like 60,000 and that it will be nip and
tuck for all the other places on the
ticket, with Tammny losing probably
half of its county ticket.
There Is practically no beetlng. Ten
thousand dollars was offered today at
evens that Hearst would run third, but
no takers appeared. Wagers placed
on the head of the ticket arc two to
one, Gaynor against the field.
The present contest is the more 1 in?
teresting because it may mean the
downfall of the Murphy regime in
Tammany or the elevation to high
leadership of Congressmon Herbert
Parson,s, who is the Republican leader
at New Y^rk county.
Murphy is fighting desperately, real?
izing that if he loses, the rebellious
element of his organization will rise
and demand a change of leadership.
He has played a hard game four years
?being at odds with the Mayor all
that time and kept on a stingy diet
of patronage?and it is only by dis?
playing flashes of genius, such as
most persons do not know be posses?
ses, that he has kept himself intrench?
ed in the chair long held by "Dick"
On the other hand, Herbert Parsons,
who is the new type of leader, and
whose ambition is to laad in the Uni?
ted States senate, will find himself one
of the big men in his party If he suc?
ceeds at last in giving the Republicans
a substantial foothold in New York
county, for a half century the fortress
of Tammany Hall. He has been work?
ing for six years to prepare for this
very contest and it is generally believ?
ed that if he succeeds, his path to the
United States senate as the successor
of Chauncey M- Depew will be rose
The strongest efforts are still being
put forth to make the "White slave"
traffic the leading issue against Tam?
many. Reformers from various parts
of the country are sending on state?
ments designed to show that the traf?
fic in human lives in the metropolis is
an actuality, and the statements are
eagerly accepted by the reform news?
papers. Tammany declares that the
new issue is a boomerang.
Judge Gaynor is making nightly
campaign tours which are truthfully
described as "whirlwind." So marked
a contrast is his campaign to the tran?
quil life he has always lived that he
has begun to show signs of wearines.
He also chafes under the repeated at?
tacks made upon him. He is manag?
ing his own campaign and frequently
fails to appear at meetings which have
been arranged by the regular organi
Mr. Bannard, the Republican nomi?
nee, is also showing evidence of fati?
gue from his nigutly romps through
the boroughs. He has done no mud
slinging, leaving that for the other
Republican campaigners, and has
given only plain talks promising a
Abolish Smoking Cars
i Chicago, Nov. 1.?The abolition of
smoking cars on some of the suburb?
an traction lines today hos aroused
meat indignation among the commu
tori given to the solace of tobacco
while going to and from their wrk.
Several protest meetings have been
held. Clarance A. Knight, president
of the Chicago & Oak Park Elevated
road, originated the movement.
- if .
1909. & jjew Seri
THt iflONEY MARKET.
PERIOD OF UNCERTAINTY
STOCK MARKET ENDS.
Speculative Atmosphere Cleared by
Renewed Confidence in the I inter?
national Money Situation and by
Improved Industrial Conditions?
Excited Speculation in Cotton Mar?
ket an Adverse Factor.
New York, Oct. 31.?The relaxed
tone of the money market in New
York last week cleared the specula?
tive atmosphere to some extent and
the stock market merged through ?
I period of uncertainty and irregularity
into substantial recovery. The deter?
mination of the directors of the Im?
perial Bank of Germany to leave the
minimum discount rate unchanged at
5 per cent was the initial factor in
imparting renewed confidence over the
international money outlook, A state?
ment made by the authorities ot the
Bank of France to the Associated
Press was a potent influence in the
same direction not only in its asser?
tion of the unwillingness of that insti?
tution to loan gold to the Bank of
England on the same terms as in
1907, in case of necessity, but in its
expressed opinion that the situation
called for no such meaure. The Bank
of England, under these circum?
stances, contented Itself with the 5 per
cent, official discount rate established
the week before. The money market
in New York was sensibly relaxed.
A substantial relief to the New York
money market was afforded by the
placing in Paris of large blocks of
New York city revenue warrants,
which served to meet maturities of
similar warrants coming due on No?
vember 1, and held in large amounts
by foreign investors. Later in the
week there came complaints from
London of the reappearance of Amer?
ican borrowings there, effected
through the inducement of a liberal
commission. The increased offerings
of funds which made their appearance
in the New York stock market and re?
vived thel?l er'speculation' was ascrib?
ed to^these operations.
The revised speculation owed no
small part, also, to industrial consider?
ations. The first impression made by
the quarterly report of the United
State Steel Corporation was one of
disappointment. In the maturer con?
sideration, however, the unfilled or?
ders tonnage was pointed to as a fav?
orable condition. Supplementary re?
ports of the large volume of orders
placed dally since the first of October,
and the better prices since established
confirmed this more favorable view of
the situation. Some special signifi?
cance was attached to the new
strength manifested by the copper se?
One of the contributory influences
in the Week's stock market was the
revival of railroad deal rumors espe?
cially concerning the supposed future
projects of Edwin Hawley. The ex?
cited speculation In the cotton mar?
ket, the high price for that staple and
the widespread movement towards
curtailment of output, which has fol?
lowed amongst spinners not only in
this country but in England, was re?
garded as a distinctly advere factor.
VICTOR BLUE PROMOTED.
Carolina Officer In the Navy Will
Command Gunboat Yorktowii.
Washington, Oct. 30.?His first im?
portant command was ?lvein>to Lieut.
Commander Victor Blue yesterday
when the navy deportment assigned
him to the gunboat YorUtovvn. Com?
mander Blue won fame and a promo
tlon by locating the Spanish fleet in
Santiago harbor and carrying the first
information in regard to its exact lo?
cation back to the American fleet. For
some time be has been the executive
ofticr of the North Carolina. He is a
native of Marion and his relatives
there will no doubt be pleased to learn
of his promotion.
BABY BORN OF I>EA1> MOT11EK.
Physicians Save Infant's Life After
.Mother Has Committed Suicide.
Philadelphia. Pa. Oct. 31.?After
Mrs. May Schneider had committed
suicide today by drinking rarbollC
acid, a healthy baby girl aas born in
the hospital where the woman had
Mrs. Schneider, who was eighteen
years obi, swallowed the poison in the
room she occupied With her husband.
she was quickly removed to a hospital
where she died shortly after her ad?
mission. After a hasty preparation.
The physicians performed a Caesarian
operation and succeeded in saving the
life of the baby.
: SOUTHRON, Established Jane, ISM
es?Vol. XXX. !io. 20.
TWELVE PERISH IN MINE.
FATAL EXPIATION IN SHAFT
NEAR JOHN STOW fi, PA.
Disaster is Tlioughl to Have Keen
Caused by Dynamite Explosion,
Though Mine Officials Deny This?
Victime, All of Whom Are Foreign?
ers, Suffocated by Poisoneas Gases.
Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 31.?Twelve
men were killed in the Cambria Steel
Company's coal mine two miles from
here tonight, as the result of what >r
?.opposed to have been a dynamite ex
ploion. All the dead are foreigners.
Three men escaped with their lives by
a perilous clhmb on life ladders
through poisonous mine gases and
falling slate up the walls of the main
shaft. At the time of the explosion
only fifteen workmen, all track lay?
ers, were in the mine.
The explosion occurred at sundown
as the workmen were putting their
tools away at the end of their day's*
FIGHT WEEVILS WITH FIRE.
Louisiana Cotton Planters Have
Cleared Their Felds and Burned the
New Orleans, Nov. 1.?Reports
from throughout the cotton regions
of Louisiana indicate that practically
all of the fields have been cleared and
the cotton stalks burned, in accord?
ance with a general movement to ac?
complish this end before the llrst of
Mass meetings, attended by both
white planters and negro tenants,
have been held in many section?;, and
pledges exacted to conform to sugges?
tions from government entomologists
as to forestalling the boll weevil rav?
ages next planting season. Effective
work by federal agents has brought a
change of sentiment in favor cf mod?
ern methods in fighting the cotton,
pest and this winter will find few hib?
ernating places for the weevil.
GET RID OF WHITE HORSES.
Government Employs Cannot Draw
Money Between Pay Days.
Woshington, Nov. 1.?By an-order
effective today, the last of the "white
horses" has passed away in Ike de?
partment of justice. These "v. hite
horses" are not of equine stock, but
constitute part of a fiscal transaction
that has been current procedure at
many offices, though never specially,
authorized by law, a wsy of accom?
modating employes in need of funds
between pay days.
Attorney-General Wickersham ha??
found that many employes have got?
ten into the habit of running shy of '
funds Just after pay day, which oc?
curs twice a month, and of exchang?
ing with the disbursing officer r. oa.
ceipt on white paper for an advance'
of part of their salaries.
Mr. Wickersham figured out thaf
twice a month afforded ample tvf/f-or
thnity for securing and husbanding*
salaries, and the result of his investi?
gation are embodied in an order'he
has just issued, which will pa*s into
history with government employes as
"Department Circular No. 116." di?
rected to the officers and employ*?* otf
the department, "and to others ion
cerned." The order direct*- that on
ami after today no payments will be
made on account of salary between
the regular pay days, 'unless fir*t ap?
proved by the Attorney-' U n? ral v- his
priv ate secretary or the Soli? itor-tlen
The order adds: "Thi*! applies not
only to employes in the department
proper now paid twice a mon'h in?
cash, but to all employes ot th" gov?
ernment, who are paid by th*- disburs?
ing clerk of the department of jus
tic^ once a month by check. On and
after today, the regular pay days for
employes of this department, who arc
paid In cash twice a month will be the
1st and 16th. No check* of any dc
Bcrlption whatever will be csjgbjael by.
i'Af disbursing clerk."
DO YOl WANT A ITANO?
Great Vottag tontest to be Conducted'
By Ostccu Publishing tVnipsny.
There is BOW on display at the Sa?
voy a $4im) piano which it* to be the
capital prize In a voting contest which*
the Oeteen Publishing Co., (Daily
Item and Watchman and Southron)
will inaugurate. The piano is a ?tan
dard make and is guaranteed by tin
manufacturers. Full pertteulars of
the contest will be published In ? few
days. If you want the haadeOBM piano
<>r wish a friend to have it you have
the opportunity to accomplish yom
desire by a little work in spare time
It is a prize worth striving for.