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oniolMated Aug. 2,188
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TiUll \1? M 1? TO LYNCH NK(dt()
RliitfMUfs* Mob Deterred by Promise
Of Quick Trtnl of Wonld-tjP Kn
Kingstree. Dec. 8.?The spirit of
l) neh law was abroad Monday night,
but cool heads and calm Judgment
prevailed and John Woods still lies
safely In jail awaiting trial by the
special term of Court, which Gover?
nor Ansel will be asked to order. In
spite of predictions and opinions to
the contrary, a large body of mourn?
ed me i gathered on the outskirts of
the town about 10 o'clock at night.
They sent in a committee of two to
see Mr. Graham, the sheriff, and to
demand that unless he would promise
to use his Influence with the Gover?
nor and with the solicitor to have an
extra term ordered at once to try
Woods, they would take the matter
into their own hands.
The sheriff pointed out to them
how ilseless it would be and how fu?
tile u attempt to force an entrance
Into the Jail. It would take any force
they could bring until daylight to
batter down the doors. The sheriff
promised the committee, however,
thut he would use every effort In his
power to have the extra term order?
ed at once. This apparently satisfied
..itlH jrowd, for after the committee
IRhfcrit* to,them, nothing more was
fceard of them. The crowd, so far as
? ^ known, never entered the town und
wan orderly and quiet. Solicitor Stoll,
after consulting with the sheriff and
others, wrote Governor Ansel, asking
for a special term as quickly as pos?
sible. The Governor will unduobted
ly grant It. as It Is necessary for the
a preservation of law and order.
IIIHTOKU VI COMMISSION MKT.
Work and Plans for the Coming Year
Columbia. Dec. 8.?The South Car?
olina historical commission held a
meeting here today and the work of
the year and plans for the corning
year were discussed.
The Rev. Barnett A. Elsas, of Char?
leston, Is a member and was present
st the meeting. The report of Mr.
A. 8. Ballsy, Jr., secretary of the oom
mlsslen, was read. In this report the
work done during the last year la
outlined. It Is hoped that the legis?
lature will make sufficient appropria?
tion at the nevt session for this com?
mission to further historical research
and add to the public publications of
COTTON IX. STOHAGK.
I Ante Quantities of Staple Being
The warehouse of the Spartanburg
Warehouse Company la rapidly filling
tip with cotton, but strange to say,
very little of it Is being stored by the
farmers. Ntarly all of the cotton
In storage Ih owned by the cotton
mil's and the brok -s.
Whitney Manufacturing Company
has more cotton in the warehouse
than any of the mills, a lot of 2.000
bales being Uored there last Satur?
day. The cotton was bought from
cotton factors In Augusta and ship?
ped here for storage, where It will
be handy for the mill when needed.
Several of the local brokers have
quite s bit of cotton In the ware?
house. The farmers have very little
cotton In storage this year. Those
few farmers who are holding cotton
expect to realise a good price within
the next ?0 days.?Spartanburg Jour?
A duty on sugar that Increased the
price and at the same time could be
evaded was a double Industrial bene?
fit. Are there any more like It? ?
The two-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Grover Godfrey of near
Gnffney. was seriously burned while
playing In the room with her mother.
Very little hope Is entertained for her
shed April, 1850.
'Be Just ai
BAPTISTS HAD A BUSY DAY.
K.m t V' loNMi COMMISSION'! HI
Rcromraendatloii Thar the schools of
The Siatc. \\M(|i Desire Aid From
The BtptKIa, pi niCHIllM MOTfl ru?
der the Control Of the Convent Ion
V.ccts With Opposition, and Action
Is Delayed?Dr. S. (\ Mitchell
Anderson, Dec. 8.?The Baptist
convention had a busy day today
with many interesting feature I, Hash
of the w ?rk of the day consists in
the hearing of the reports of the
atandlng committees, which were re?
ferred to special committees for fur?
ther eons'deratlon and report to the
convention tomorrow. In this way
the reports of the committees, min?
isterial education, Sunday schools,
Connie Maxwell Orphanage, the aged
ministers' relief board, State missions,
the Laymen's movement, home mis?
sions and foreign missions were
heard and disposed of. The special
committees will examine these re?
ports in detail, and make recommen?
dations for their final disposition to
the convention of the reports.
The reading of these reports was
Interspersed with a number of ad?
dresses pertinent to the work under
consideration, some of which were of
absorbing Interest. The report of Dr.
Bailey, the secretary and treasurer
of the State mission board, was
heard with enthusiasm, something
over $33,000 having been raised for
the work of the board during the
year. This was still somewhat under
the apportionment made last year,
however, leaving a slight deficit to be
made up during the coming year. In
response to report on home missions
read by the Rev. J. D. Huggins, in?
teresting addresses were made by V.
I. Masters, editorial secretary of the
home mission board of the Southern
Baptist convention, and by Dr. B. D.
Gray, corresponding secretary, of the
same board. Another striking ad?
dress was that made on the report of
Mt. T. T. Hyde, of the committee on
Sunday school work, by the secretary
of the Sunday school board of the
Southern Baptist convention, the Rev.
J. M. Frost, D. D.
BLIZZARD STRIKES CHICAGO.
Three Lives Lost as Result of Blind?
ing Snow Storm.
Chicago, Ills.. Dec. 7.?Blinding
clouds of snow accompanied by low
en. temperature and 35 miles an hour
wind swept over Chicago and the
surrounding territory today bringing
death to three persons. One of the
vi? tlms. a laborer, was found* dead
from cold .and exposure. The other
two were railroad switchmen who,
blinded by snow were run over by
COTTON PRICES SOAR.
Census Bureau Report Pute the Mar?
ket tn a Flutter.
New York, Dec. 8.?The report of
the census bureau, showing only 8,
878,277 bales Of cotton ginned to De?
cember 1, comparing with 11,008,661
to the same date lost season, was fol?
lowed by increased activity and con?
siderable excitement In the cotton
market this morning, with May con?
tracts selling up to 15.39, or 17 points
above the closing figures of last night,
and at a new high record for the
Heavy realizing, attributed to some
of the leading bulls, caused slight re?
cessions during the morning, but
there was a great volume of outside
buying and the market shewed a
very firm tone, with bulls claiming
that the census figures Indicated a
government estimate of under 10,
250,000 bales. The commercial crop
last year was In the neighborhood of
The market became even riore ac?
tive later In the day, with buying or?
ders reaching the ring from all direc?
tions, while It looked as though some
of the larger of the old bulls were re?
placing cotton which they had sold
below 15 cents, In expectation of If
cents before Christmas. May con?
tracts sold at 16.50 or $1.40 per bale
above the cloalng bid of last night,
while August advanced to 14.95, or
$2.40 a bale. The close was steady,
with the general market showing a
gain for the day of from 14 to 43
W. J. Thackston has been appoint?
ed general manager of the Anderson
A steamer arrived in Charleston
with a cargo of 110,000 cases of sal?
mon from the Pacific coast.
id Fear not?~Let all the ends Thou A In
ER. S. C, SATURDi
BOOKER U PUN FAILS.
SOUTHERN NEGRO OFFICE-HOLD?
ERS SL WED TO GO.
President Tafi to Appoint Negroes to
Office in the) North? Instcad of (n
The south. According to Political
Gossip in tVnshlnsrton,
Washington, Dec. 8.?That Presi?
dent T?ft |l going to appoint North?
ern negroes to office rather than
Southern one- is the Information
which lias been pr<' y thoroughly
discussed among the politicians of
Washington and eh where since
Booker Washington wv i lu ve last
week. As the result ?. this policy it
It e*pe< ted that the negroes In the
South who are holding important of?
fices will, as their terms expire, he
displaced for the most part by whites,
and In turn recognition aill be given
to colored men in the North. The
list of colored men holding impor?
tant Offices in the South under the
Federal government includes the fol
Robert Smalls, collector of customs
at Beaufort. S. C; Henry A. H?cker,
collector of internal revenue at At?
lanta, Ga.; Joseph Lee, collector of
internal revenue at Jacksonville,
Fla.; Nathan H. Alexander, register
of the land office at Montgomery,
Ala.; Thomas V. McAllister, receiver
Of public moneys at Jackson, Miss.;
Walter L. Cohen, register of the land
office at New Orleans; Alexander B.
Kennedy, receiver of public moneys
at New Orleans; John E. Bush, re?
ceiver of public moneys at Little
The course the President will take
in the matter of appointing colored
men is likely to be illustrated in the
selection of a successor to W. T. Ver
non, register of the treasury- Booker
T. Washington and other colored
leaders have given their support to
J. C. Napier, of Nashville, for the
place, but it appears that the Presi?
dent will probably select a colored
man from the North.
Washington was In this city a few
tested when he learned that neither
Vernon nor Ralph Tyler, the latter as
auditor for the navy department,
were to be ousted. Neither of these
pull with Washington.
TAFT IGNORED SMITH.
President's Selection of Postmaster
For Florence DOjgssVt Go With Sen?
Washington, Dec. 7.?Louis C. Ku
ker's name was sent to the senate to?
day to be postmaster at Florence.
The appointment was made without
consulting Senator Smith and the
senator does not like It. He isn't go?
ing to stand for it. He will Interpose
his objection to the confirmation.
It is an unwritten law In the sen
ute not to confirm a man as post?
master In a senator's home town
when the senator objects. President
Taft did consult with Senator Smith
several times last spring about the
Florence postoftlce, but Kuker was
not the man over whom the consul?
tation hinged. Last August Kuker
was all of a sudden-like given a re?
cess appointment when the senator
He seized on the Job, supplanting
the Rev. Wilson, and now he Is up
for confirmation. We shall see what
will happen. Even the unwritten law
sometimes falls. Senator Smith will
have a little talk with the president.
Tos ans. Following Ruling of Judge.
Finds Oil Magnate Not Legally
Guilty of False-Swearing.
Austin, Tex., Dec. 7.?The Jury In
the trial of H. Clay Pierce, charged
with false swearing, returned a ver?
dict of not guilty here today. Judge
Calhoun in a special charge to the
jury sustained the contention of
Plerce's lawyers that he was Immune
from trial under the laws of Texas
as the counsel for the State sought
to use testimony given by Pierce on
the witness stand In Missouri with
the Intention of possibly securing his
After receiving the congratulation
of a number of friends the defendant
left the court room, accompanied by
Killing Near Summerton.
Summerton, Dec. 7.?In an alter?
cation near town Saturday night.
Thomas Mack, a negro, was shot and
killed by Bradley McFaddin, also
colored. Each of them wished to act
as escort for a woman, and the kill?
ing occurred as a result of the dis?
agreement. McFaddin has not been
is't at be thy Country's, Thy God's an
LY. DECEMBER 11,
SCHOOL FUHD fiPPQRTIONEO.
$54,000 TO BE DIVIDED AMONG
Number Of Htgll School-. Have Teach
era Without Certificates, and con?
sequently Will Co Unaided ITntii
the Paul! i* Corrected.
Columbia, Dec. 6.?The final ap
portlonmenti tor the session 1909-1
1010 were made by the State board jf
Si tit ation at its meeting Deco r
Sri and 4th, to the accepted Suite
4h!ed high schools. One hundred
thirty-one schools in forty coun?
ties will receive aid but O. ocleyville,
in WilliamsbUtgi has not reported
the necessary enrolment of fifteen
jiuplls above the seventh grade.
About $.ri4,000 has been apportion?
A number of high schools cannot
receive their share of the State fund
Until the county superintendent of
education reports satisfactonly upon
the certificates held by the teachers.
r\ he general school law requires that
every teacher employed in the free
public schools shall hold a certificate
either from the county board of edu?
cation in whose jurisdiction the school
Is located, or from the State board
of education. All certificates are is?
sued for a term of two years, and are
rot valid until registered in the office
of the county superintendent. A di?
ploma from an accredited college does
not exempt the holder from examin?
ation untd a certificate has been Is*
lUed thereon, and this certificate,
elso, registered In the county super?
intendent's office. A State certificate
must be similarly registered before
the holder can legally draw public
school funds. Teachers in special
school districts, organized under spe?
cial Acts of the General Assembly,
are subject in this respect to the
same conditions applying to teachers
in common school districts. Below
is given a list of high schools that
have failed to meet this requirement.
The secretary of the high school
loard urges principals and trustees
?ff*V.tfmpiy '"wTTii tl^ertificati* Maw
at once, and to send in notices of
their compliance to the State high
school Inspector. Prof. W. H. Hand.
In ^ases where teachers cannot re?
ceive certificates until they have
Uiken the extra examination ordered
for Friday, January 7, 1910, the high
school apportionment cannot be paid
until such teachers have been ex?
amined and certificated. It is not
necessary that these uncertificated
teachers should resign their present
positions, but the payment of their
salaries is contingent upon the result
of the January examination. The
failure to secure .a certificate at that
time, will, of course, render legal
payment impossible. High schools
with uncertificated teachers are as
follows: Honea Path, one; Blacks
burg, cne; Gaffney, two; Manning,
one; Lamar, one; Simpsonville, one;
Con way, one; Lancaster, nine; Lynch
burg, one; Latta, one; Bennettsvllle,
one; Westminster, two; Cross An?
chor, one; Inman, one; Reidvllle,
one; Bethany, three.
URGES STATE HIGHWAY ENGI?
Col. E. J. Watson Makes Interesting
Columbia, Dec. 8.?The appoint?
ment by the legislature of a State
highway engineer is being advocated.
In a recent speech this matter was
discussed by Commissioner Watson
along with the topic of good roads.
Again tonight, before the meeting of
pathfinders in Orangeburg, Col. Wat?
son urged that the General Assembly
be asked to pass a bill creating a
new official in this State to have gen?
eral supervision of the construction
It Is believed that a highway en?
gineer would be of great benefit to
the State, and that the cost of main?
taining the office could be reduced
by having It is a branch of the de?
partment of agriculture, commerce
and industries. When in Asheville a
few days ago Col. Watson took up
the matter with several of the up
country supervisors, and they were
very much in favor of the plan. The
engineer could be stationed here and
sent out whenever a county wished
to construct a roadway or Improve
one of the old highways for some dis?
tance. The engineer would be a
practical road builder and would plan
the construction for the supervisor
and give advice that would be ma?
terially needed in the construction of
a road at saving figure.
If the moon expects her eclipse to
become a popular feature, she must
choose some different hour than 3
a. m.-?Philadelphia Ledger.
THE HETHODISi COifERE?Cf.
BISHOP WILSON. OF BALTIMOI E,
Addresses of Welcome Delivered,
Committees Appointed and Roul tie
Work of the Conference Begun?
Bishop Wilson Somewhat Indispos?
ed on Account of n Severe Cold.
Abbeville, Doc. s.?The l?lth an?
nual session of the South Carolina
Conference of the Methodist Bplsco*
!>; ! Church, South, met with the First
Methodist Church of Abbeville this
morning at i<? o'clock, and was open?
ed With the administration of tho
Sacrament conducted by the Rev.
Joseph B. Traywlck, who wa>-- assist?
ed by the Revs. J. W. Walling, J. S.
Beasley, J. L. Stokes. S. J. Bethea.
J. C. Chandler and A. J. Stafford.
At the close of the Sacrament Bishop
A. W. Wilson, who came In yester?
day from Waynesboro, Georgia, took
the chair and called the Conference
to order, and the Rev. E. O. Watson,
the secretary of the last Conference,
called the ! ">11 of ministers and lay
delegates, the usual large number re?
sponding to the roll call.
The Rev. B. O. Watson was re
elected secretary, and he nominated
\V. L?Walt, A. E. Holler, S. B. Harp?
er and W. C. Kirkland as assistants,
and R, K. Turnipsecd statistical sec?
retary, who nominated J. H. Noland,
Marvin Auld, R. E. Sharp, E. A.
Wayne and W. A. Beckham, all of
whom were unanimously elected. C.
motion of the Rev. Henry Stokes the
hours of meeting and adjournment
were fixed at 10 A. M., and 1 P. M.,
and on motion of the same the bar
of the Conference was lixed as the
whole church auditorium. The Rev.
Henry Stokes then introduced the
Hon. J. M. Nickels, who on behalf of
the city welcomed the Conference to
the city, telling them how he went to
Laurens last year and Invited the
Conference, promising to vote out the
dispensary, which had been done,
a id the town was dry, and ^without
a blind tiger, in spite of which he
fcop/rl t??e CO*;*eie:.ce ??tr-tPl , ;y H
seTf, as the doors of the homes of the
town are all wide open to receive the
Mr. William M. Graydon was then
introduced and delivered an address
of welcome on behalf of the churches
of the city, who was also happy and
felicitious in his remarks. Dr. J. W.
Daniel was called upon by Bishop
Wilson to respond to the speeches of
welcome, who did so most gracious?
ly, referring to the historical town,
here being the place where Jefferson
Davis held his last cabinet meeting.
Bishop Wilson laid before the Con?
ference the reports of the various
hoards at Nashville, Tenn., all of
which were read by title and referred
to the proper committees.
Steps Preliminary to Confereu.?? at
Ahl>eville Are Taken.
Abbeville, Dtc. 7.?Preliminary io
the opening session of the South Car?
olina Conferei ce of the Methodist
Church, which w'll be held here to?
morrow, the presiding elders of the
Conference met this morning at the
A. R. P. church for the purpose of
appointing committees, the examin?
ing board met at the Presbyterian
church, and the Conferenc? Histori?
cal Society met at the Methodist
church. At the meeting of the His?
torical Society the following officers
were re-e'.ected for the ensuing year:
H. B. Brown, president; J. B. Youn
gue, secretary and treasurer; H. B.
Brown, annual lecturer. A number
of relics were presented the Society.
The first session of the Conference
proper will begin tomorrow morning;
at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church,
I of which the Rev. Henry Stokes Is
pastor. This meeting will be devoted
mainly to the delivering of addresses
of welcome on the part of the city
and of the citizens. It is expected
that at least four hundred de' ?gate*
will be present at the opening session.
Bishop A. W. Wilson, of Baltimore
will preside at the Conference.
Speaker Cannon wants It distinct?
ly understood that there is anothet
Joseph who can resist temptation.?
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Rev. Dr. Lyinan Abbott has
been (somewhat carelessly) denounc?
ing the Sugar Trust, which (next to
the Steel Trust) has been top-of-cob
umn on the "good trust" list of th?
contributing editor.?Abany Argus.
Representative Mann is going u
reopen the tariff question. Here'.
Where an honest Democratic minor
it) would come In handy.?Rocheste
>: SOUTHRON, Established Jane, ISM
ies?Vol. XXX. No. 31.
BOT TTsTITE 1RE?S?RY.
14 0,000 TO U PAID on . sioo..
000 ON HAM).
County Ttestsurers Sending in
Tax' s Very Singly flfl OHllSig, to
statement Issued from the oftot
Of the Stale Treasury??95.731
" i". ? i v? d This Year.
Columbia, Dor. 7.?South Car olina
will have to met obligations to the
< xtont of over $ 100,000 by the first
of tha year, with only $100,000 in
the treasury at the present time, ac?
cording to a statement given out to?
day from the State Treasur r's office.
The sum of $145.000 interest on the
bonded debt Will have to be provided
for by December 31. The different
Bob I by the State will commence to
fall due on December 20, and in ad?
dition the current expenses for the
month of December will be about
In the statement it is shown that
the county treasurers of the State
are sending in the taxes very slowly.
Three counties of the State have not
as yet made any remittances. The
?ollection of taxes commenced on Oc?
tober II, and from all of the forty
two counties of the State, the Trea?
surer has received only $95.731.50.
The amount received by the same
date last year was $6:1,664.35. Un?
der the law the county treasurers
are required to make remittances on
the 1st and 15th of each month of
all money collected for the State. The
total amount of taxes received by
the State for 1908 was $1,492,000.
This was an assessment of five and
a half mills. The levy for the pre?
sent year is five and a fourth mills.
Sumter county is credited with
$2,142.89 up to December 9.
LESS COTTON GINNED.
Census .Report Places Number at 8,?
a. d from the growtfi of ?VfTOP
cember 1, as compared with 11,008,
661 for 1908, according to a bulletin
of the census bureau Issued today.
These figures count round bales as
half bales and exclude Unters. They
stand against 8,343,396 for 1907 and
10,207,868 for 1906. The proportion
of the last three crops ginned to De?
cember 1 is 84.1 per cent, for 1908,
75.5 per cent, for 1907, and 77.2 per
cent, for 1906. Round bales included
this year are 133,919 against 201,480
included for 1908 and 154,636 for
1907. Sea Island bales included are
77,776 for 1909; 68,396 for 1908, and
55,299 for 1907.
The distribution of sea island cot?
ton by States for 1909 is: Florida 25.
906; Georgia 4 3.118, and South Car?
olina 8,752. The total cotton crop
for 1908 was 13,086,005, and for
1907 Is 1 1,757,822. The corrected
statistics of the quantity of cotton
ginned this season to November 14
are 8,112.119 bales.
By States the cotton ginned from
the 1909 growth to December 1 as
Alabama 919,575; Arkansas 613,
871; Florida 55,958; Georgia 1,677,
232; Louisiana 237,553; Mississippi
866.950: North Carolina 536,163; Ok?
lahoma 504,836; South Carolina 998,
340; Tennessee 206;357; Texas 2,
212,319; all other States 49,133.
Modification of Southern Cattle Quar?
By an order issued by the Secre?
tary of Agriculture effective Decem?
ber 6, the following areas are releas?
ed from the Federal quarantine for
Texas fever or tick fever of cattle:
In Texas, Scurry County; in Oklaho?
ma, Harmon County: that portion of
Greer County west of the Kansas
City, Mexico and Orient Railway, that
portion of Caddo County north of the
Mangum branch of the Chicago,
Rock Island and Pacific Railway, and
the remainder of Canadian county;
Warren County and the remainders
of Putnam and Dekalb counties; In
South Carolina, the counties of Oco
nee, Pickens, Greenville, and Ander?
son; in Virginia, Lunenberg and
Mecklenburg counties and Bruton
district of York County.
This action is taken as a result of
the progress made In the extermina?
tion of the ticks which spread the
disease. Since the beginning of this
work in 1906 over 80,000 square
miles of territory have been freed
from ticks and released from quaran?
Robert L. Emerson, a well-to-do
farmer of Oconee County, was found
dead near the Blue Ridge trestle in
Walhalla. He may have been mur?