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Sixty-Eight Thousand Dollars in
Fraudulent Bonds.
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Th8 Forger Gets Big Loans from
a New York Banker ana
Bank on the Spurious
Julias Schroeter, of Forest Hill, N.
J., wa3 arrested in New York Thursday
on a warrant charging him with
forgery on complaint of Ladcnbarg,
Thalman & Co., backers, who charge
Schroeter with forging bonds of the
State of Virginia. Upon these alleged
forged Virginia oond-j, amounting to
aoout 5>iuv,wu, it is
Scbroeter succreded in obtaining loans
amounting to $68,000 from the Import
ers' and Traders' National Bank and
Ladenberg, Thai man & Co.
According to the story as given out
by Captain McClusky, Schroeter obtained
an introduction to one of the
presidents of the Importers' and Traders'
National Bank in "September last,
and negotiated a loan of $30,000, giv
ing as security $50,000 worth ol Virginia
bonds. The following month he
brought to the bank $45,000 more of
these bonds, on which he asked for a
loan of $20,000, but there being some I
suspicion he was put off for a time.
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dome 01 ine Donas were seut tv ?nginia
for verification when it was found
that they were forgeries. They then
demanded that Schroeter put up good
On November 17 Schroeter called on
Ladenberg, Thalman & Co., 2nd nego
tiated for a loan of $33,000. He offered
$56,000 of these Virginia state bonds.
He failed to get the amount that day,
aad the next day returned with $16,000
of bonds which he offered for a loan
of $10,000. This he got in two checks
for $5,000 each. Schroeter then took
ore of the checks to the Importers' and
Traders' National Bank and paid that
amount on his first loan there, reducing
the idebtedness to $25,000. He
also gave the bank 450 shares of stock
in a manufaetnriog company in which
lie was interested and received back for
them $45,000 of the Virginia bonds.
As he had already given the fira of Ladenburg,
Thalman & Co. $16,000 of
the $56,000 offered, he took $40,000 of
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the returned Donas to tnem aau
received the $28,000 promised him
on the $38,000 loans.
Later the Ladenberg, Thalmaa firm
investigated the transaction and found
that the bonds were bogus and immediately
informed the chief oi detectives.
Captain McClusky said Schroeter had
also been successful in negotiating a
loan with the Seaboard National Bank.
Here he put up $30,000 of the bonds
and received $20,000 on them.
In negotiating the loans, Schroeter
is quoted by Captain McClusky as saying
that the bonds were not his but belonged
to Mrs. Emma Emeline Turner,
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in London, England. He is also said
X?- to have shown a power of attorney
which authorized him to dispose of her
property. Captain McClusky said he
thought there was no doubt the power
of attorney was also a forgery. It is
said that the bonds were issued in 1882
by the Kendall Bank Note company of
New York city on order of the State of
Virginia. Previous to the full issue,
the amount of which is not known by
the police, 500 of the bonds were issued
and sent to Virginia. The order was
unsatisfactory to the Virginia officials
and the rest of the order was cancelled
The 500 bonds which has been made
and shipped to Virginia were afterward
sold at public auction in an express office
in Virginia as Rur5r?sities and mere
ly as pieoes of common paper.
Schroeter "was arraigned in police
court and held in $5,000 bail for farther
examination lie was unable to
furnish bail a&d was sent to the tombs.
Schroeter refused to say anything at all
either about hiimself or about the financial
transaction. The woman, Emeline
Turner, whom Schroeter is quoted as
having said to have owned the bonds,
is believed by the police to be in the
neighborhood of New York instead of
in London. The police say that she
has been indmately acquainted with
Schroeter for some years and a party to
his dealings.
A Sketch of Goebel.
William E. Goebel, who was a^sav :
sinated in Eiankfort, Ky., Ltsi week, is
about thirty-five years old and siDgle.
He has been a prominent figure in
Kentucky politics a number of years
and was recognized a.; the democratic
leader of that state? By many he was
called t?e democratic dictator, but it
iaanswered that the party follows his
lead hut with slight disaffection heje
and there. Senator Geebel was the
author of the famous Goebel election
law, which brougt about the present
state of affairs in that state. The
senator was nominated for governor last
fall by the Democratic convention at
Louisville, and then followed a cam
paign of great bitterness and recrimination.
He was opposed by John
Young Brown, Democrat, and W. S.
Taylor, Republican. The Kentucky
state board of canvassers decleared
Taylor elected after a hard contest, and
he was given the certificate and inaugu
raleu governor, out me x'timuurats
served notice of contest and the legislature
decided in favor of Goebel, the
day after he was shot. There has been
much feeling between Goebel and his
opponents and the attemptat assassiuation
is not so surprising as might be
expected. Goebel shot and killed a
man in Covington, Ky., several years
ago. John Sanford, a banker, was the
? victim.
Duane Burned to Death.
Mrs. Mary Duane was burnt to death
Thursday night in her mom at No. 2
"Washington street, Charleston, S. C.
Passers- by discovered the place to be
afire and the alarm was turned in.
W nen tiie door was rorcea trie woman s
body, burned to a crisp, was found. In
removing the effects of the room $700
in paper and $300 in coin was found
secured between the mattresses of tha
bed. in building the are in tne cnimney
Mrs. Dnane'3 clothing probably becamo
ignited and falling in a faint to
the floor the room canght fire and she
was burned before assistance could be
summoned,?Columbia State.
Mr. Douthit's PlaceSince
the announcement of the resignation
of Commissioner Douthit the
aames of several have been mentioned
in connection with the commissionership.
Among those talked of are Col.
S. W. Vance, who was put tut to give
Mr. Douthit the place, and Representatives
Crum, Lyles and Efird. If the
senate bill passes the house the commissioner
will be elected by the general
assembly.?Columbia State.
To the Poliotving Most ExcellentlAdvice
from the Cotton Plant.
There is no doubt that the farmers of
the South are standing just now at the
partiDg of the ways, and upon their
decision will depend to a great extent
the policy and plans of a generation.
Cotton has given them more money per
pound than for any year in a decade,
because the crop of last year was raised
-??* ??? Mnnd ond hunnp
ior itrss tuai (rei jjuauu,
was more clear money realized. Besides
the average farmer was in a better
financial plight than he has been
for ten years, because he has been
practicing economy and raising his own
food crops for man and beast. The
money brought by his cotton crop has
been more nearly a surplus than any
year sioce the inflated prices that prevailed
jast after the war, when every
thing was booming along that line, and
the contagion of going into debt took
hold of the farming class and held it in
a firm grip for twenty years.
renditions are changed for the better,
and nearly every farmer will admit that
the best plan is to raise supplies on the
farm, make as few obligations as possible,
and cultivate only enough cotton
to call it a surplus crop. The large
acreage in wheat would indicate that
the farmers are determined to stick to
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tbe policy WQicu Lias m aisw^tj iucoouig i
brought them out of debt and planted
their feet on solid ground, but there
are signs that many of them are weakening
and vacillating at the present time,
which would forebode a return to past
conditions and restore the ruinous man
agement of affairs in the South. One
of these signs is that the fertilizer companies
and agents are generally reporting
larger sales than usual, and the inference
is that the fertilizers will be
used on the cotton crop, xms ma)
not be true in every instance, but the
large majority of farmers are not yet
adepts in the use of commercial fertilizers
f;>r any other purpose than raising
On the threshold of another year
the farmers in the South should make
haste slowly about putting their trust
too much in cotton. What guarantee
is there that nrices such as are now
prevailing will be realized next fall? A
craze on planting cotton this spring
will inevitably lower the price in September,
and already the speculators are
beginning to use the increased purchase
of fertilizers to depress the price of cotton
future's. Will we never learn that
the world is combined against the
Southern farmer to get his cotton for
the least money, and that every factor
which indicates a larger crop is used to
our disadvantage? The sensible and
pointed remarks of Mr. R. T. Nesbitt,
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Ot Georgia, woicn we ^aui iu ?uuuuci
column, gives needed information and
advice, which ought to be taken by all
the farmers of the South. His counsel
in regard to the farmer putting himself
into a position whereby he will not
be forced to sell cotton early in the season
is worthy of careful study. The
bonded warehouses may not be accessible
to every community, but there are
few towns in the South where the farmers
cannot make arrangements with local
banks and merchants to get ad
vances upon cotton after it has been
baled, and thereby prevent tbe rash of
the crop to the interior markets early
in the fall. There is no doubt that
the advice given last fall to hold back
cotton aided to a great extent in raising
the t>rice in October and November,
bafc concert of action amorog the fanners
through banks and merchants where
bonded warehouses do not exist will
have a like effect another season.
Let no one be deceived by the present
prices of cotton, which would not
yield near the profit this year than was
realized from the crop of 1899. Not
only will the farmer have to pay more
for his fertilizers, but as prices have
advanced all along the line, his labor
will cost him more than last year, and
he cannot buy a mule for anything like
the price paid one year ago. His
plows will cost nearly a hundred per
cent, more than they did last year,
and all machinery used on the farm
has advanced not less than fifty per
cent. Agricultural implements -and
all else bought from the stores will cost
more this year, and it is a matter of
impossiblity that cot to* can be grown
as cheaply as last yea?, or in fact that
rmi nor aot> Ko r\ nnn in I
1900 at the same cost as in 1399. Farmers
who are so unfortunate as to buy
provisions this year will feel the effect
keenly every time they enter a store to
get their supplies.
Will the farmers listen to the warnings
of their best and most reliable
counsellors? Or will they ignore the
facts staring them in the face, end
plunge headlong into a course which
cannot end in any other way than disappointment
and disaster? The Cotton
Plant to the full measure of its
influence wishes to avert the calamity
that is lying just ahead, and recognizes
with intense satisfaction that some of
a toin Sah^ flerAlinft oris I
bug Jiaxiuvic au k/vuvu v?av4amm *?*v v
paring to fight the trusts by organizing
their forces in dee season. Still the
great masses of our j>eople are supinely
yielding to what they consider the decree
of fate against them, when by intelligent
and earnest effort they might
teach a lesson to the fertilizer trust
that would benefit them for many years
A Good Bill Silled.
The bill to provide for the sale of
the governors mansion came up in the
House of Representatives Thursday.
Mr. Rogers moved to strike out the
enacting words. Mr. Grantt spoke in
favor of the bill. The governor's mansion
can be sold for $30,000. Half of
that money can erect a handsome modern
home for the governor. The present
mansion is almost a disgrace. It
was never intended for a residence,
but was an arsenal. The bill would
turn into the treasurv $15,000 in addi
tion of the erection of a nice home od
property dot the State's. The vote
was 42 to 42 and the speaker decided
aeainst striking out the enacting words.
The vote was clinched on motion of
Mr. Gautt. Mr. Richards moved to indefinitely
postpone the bill. This was
carried by a vote of 55 to 42 and subsequently
a wnttr tvntrta
M iivn jjrsj j w
A Chicago man is applying for a
patent for a "nickel-in-the slot" device
that will be appreciated by the users of
electric motor vehicles. He proposes
to establish small storage stations, supplied
from a central point, at which
"dead" motors may, on the dropping
in the slot by their owners of a coin or
coins, be sufficiently charged to carry
them home. The device is automatic
The supplemental lists of casualties
am trrrsx /v! ti rV> r? Q in tian'lQroU tUTtf* If!
illl tnu UWUUIU3 1U livuymwi *.**
the London papers, making 1,200 reported
thssfar in Gen. Bailer's operations
nortk of the Tugela riv<irr The
Daily Chronicle estimates tkat the total
exceeds two thousand. The forty per
cent, loss at Spion Kopis greater than
any British force ever suffered, except <
possibly at Albuera, Spain, in 1811. !
gjgggy .II^TIdl?< M? . pn-i n > , .?
England Has Two Hundred and
Thirteen Thousand Troops
It Is Beyond Comparison the
Largest Body of 1 rocps
Great Britain Ever
In the Field.
A dispatch from London says Mr.
Wyndham's remarkable declaration in
the house of commons Thursday that
Great Britain will have in a fortnight
a total of 213,000 troops in South Africa
with 452 guns, is received with wonderment.
All are now there, except about
18,000 that are afloat. Beyond comparison
this is the largest force Great
Bxitaiu has ever put into the field. At
the end of the Crimean war she had
craped together eighty thousacd men.
Wellington at Waterloo had 25,000.
Boughly ppeaking only eighty thousand
men are at the front. Ten thousand
others have been lost and 10,000 are
shut up at Ladysmith.
Excluding these there are seventy
thousand troops who have not yet been
in actiou in addiiioi to those at sea.
T' L _i. A 1
wny so many uavu uut .>??, wccu engaged
is explained by the lack of land
transport and the origin of supplies to
which Lord Roberts is devotiDg his experience
and Lord Kitchcner his genius
for details. It seems as though the
weight of these masses must destroy
the equilibrium which now hoMs the
British forces stationary wherever they
are in contact with the Boer army.
Lack of transports and organization
will not explain adequately why, when
generals at the front request reinforcements,
they get thorn in rather small
numbers. Knowled^ is slowly penetrating
to London that large garrisons
must be kept in_Cape Colony to hold
down the (Jape Dutch who, as every one
knows, outnumber the British residents
three to one.
Old Hens for Mothers.
While the chief use of tlie hen is to
lay eggs and to furnish poultry for the
table, it must not be forgotten that
this is only a part of the original design
whioh must not be entirely superceded
by inventions like the incubator.
This latter may do where thousands of
young fowls have to be grown for
en-^norVi "hpns rfmld hp.
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secured in brooding condition to meet
this demand, especially as it is the
largest when the natural impulse of
every hen is to lay more eggs and not
to^become a mother, so says i writter in
Massachusetts Plowman. Hence the
incubator is, and will always be, a necessity.
But we hate to think of the
life of an incubator-hatched chicken
that it is to grow up and live for years,
perhaps, and never hear the sound of
the ben's familiar "cluck." It will
practically grow up without any relations,
the most desolate kind of an orphan.
There are thousands of farmers
who keep hens who do not care to grow
more chickens than their own hens can
hatch. We would adyise all such, in
thinning off their flocks of poultry, to
save a few old hens to hatch out the
chickens needed for next year. The
old hens will not lay many eggs. Probably
their egg supply has been mostly
exhausted. But they will be all the
more 'interminable sitters because of
this. Gtve them the eggs of the most
prolific egg producers of the flock, for
these will make the best layers. Most
people encourage the brooding habit
among their flocks by allowing hens
that are nearly past laying to steal a
nest, lay ten or a dozen eggs and hatch
them out. Of course, the old hen is
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she knows are all her own, as only her
own eggs are in the nest. But the
chickens of these old hens will take
after their mother in laying few eggs,
andjthen quickly becoming broody. It
is" by the contrary policy, breeding
from eggs laid by fowls that have little
iacliusuon to set, that the best breeds
of egg^ producers were probably originally
produced. The sams policy continued
will largely increase egg production.
- A Criminal AssaultJohn
Wade, a colored hack driver of
Spartanburg, was arrested in that city
Thursday on the charge of criminally
assaulting a clored woman named Lily
Sunamey, who came down on the train
from Hendersonville, bound for' New
York city, where she was going to cook
for the family of Mr. John L. Elliott,
on Wednesday evening. The woman
had a ticket through to New Y ork, and
failing to make connection with the
northbound train on account of some
delay of the Asheville train, she had to
spend the night in Spartanburg. Wade
saw the woman, who is about 25 ycsrs
of age and of comely appearance, he,
under pretext of taking her to a boarding
house nearby, enticed her to take a
walfc with Him, and accomplisnea 111s
purpose. He was arrested and is in
jail, where he will remain until the
next term of court. Friday night the
colored people of the city held an indignation
meeting at the court house
and some red hot resolutions were
passed denouncing the act of the hack*
man. The colored people are much
exercised over the matter.
Goebel Like the Maine.
The New YorkSan's Frankfort, Ky.,
correspondent, in the course of his report
of the attempted assassination of
Q-oebel. savs that the dav before the
tragedy, Congressman John Hendricks,
a warm personal friend of Goebel, said
to him:
"Senator, I kave reason to believe
that there is a plot on foot to assassinate
you. For the sake of the party, if
you Trill not be careful for your own
sake, don't go near the State house."
Goebel replied:
"Why. Jonn, I never go unaccompanied."
' wll O f "IPlI 1 TnftT* TOlfll
j^uv rruaw guvu niJii nn.u
you do, if you are shot from ambush?"
"If I am shot from ambush," replied
Senator G-oebel, "my death will be to
the Democracy of Kentucky, what the
blowing up the Maine was to Cuba."
With that he dismissed the subjcct,
and it-is the only instance known of
his giving it a moment's recognition,
even to his most intimate friends.
A Centenarian.
Fannie Bknton, colored, aged one
frnr? filflTTfir- ttooiki An
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30th inst, on Dr. Jesse Cleveland's
place, near Spartanburg. The old woman
was raised by Mr. Blanton, of
Union county, and has been living near
this city since the close of the Confederate
War, with her daughter, who was
the wife of Bob Bomar, both of whom
died several years ago.?Spartanburg
What He Says About a Conference) in
His Office.
In view of the question of Senator
Manning on the floor of the senate in
regar<l to the alleged caucus on the disnensarv.
said to have been held in the
governor's office, Gov. McSweeneyhas
made a statement in regard to the matter.
He says he certainly has no objection
to the facts bein? known. He
says: "There was nothing private or
secret about it. I saw that there were
a number of bills relating to the liquor
question being offered in the general
assembly, nearly all of which pointed
to the a!>olition of the state board of
control, and the conference was held
simply to try to get the friends of the
dispensary to agree on some plan and
it. and avoid Ion? and useless
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discussion and thus help to shorten the
session. I had no administration bill
to present and have had none. My position
was clearly and positively stated
in my message. I insisted in the conference
that I did not want to be on the
board of control, *nd so far as wanting
poffer to appoint the board, I never
thought of that, and knew nothing of
Seoator Henderson's amendment until
I heard it read in the senate.
"At the conference, which was held,
it was distinctly understood that it was
not binding anyone, and the only
purpose was to try to get the friends of
the dispensary, holding divergent
V1PW3, lUgCbiiCi ?uu agiou uu avuig piau
and thus save the time of the legislature.
I have not assumed to dictate to
the members of the legislature, nor
have 1 tried to get them to place more
power in my hands. Neither have I
tried to shirk any responsibility that
was properly mino.
4'I do not conceive it improper for
members of the legislature to confer
about important legislation and for efforts
to be made to get those who are
seeking the same end together on a
plan to accomplish that end and thus
save time and money for the people.
That is all there wis in it. I have not
endeavored to influence legislation further
than to make suggestions, as I am
Vitt fr.Vio nftnotifnhinn in mu
annual and special messages. My aim
has been and shall be to exeoute the
laws as made by the law-making power."
It Will Hardly Last Over the Forty
Days Limit.
The Columbia Record says "the
joint meeting of the judiciary com
mitteesof the two houses held Wednesday
afternoon failed to decide as to
the constitutional limit of this session
of the legislature. The committee
divided even on the question. Eleven
members believed that the session cannot
last over forty days with pay for
the members, while the other eleven
hold just the opposite view. The
question arises over an interpretation
of the constitution. That instrument
provided that four sessions after the
adoptioa of the constitution the general
li ? -ii. ?_ t?
assemujy imgut dic uvci lviiy uajro
with pay. As the constitution was.
adopted in 1895 it wonld seem plain
that the session of 1899 was the last
of the unlimited sessions. It is contended
on the other hand that the constitution
refers to four legislatures
elected after the constitution went into
operation. The sessson of 1895 was
elected before the constitution was
adopted, but its meeting was postpoo
ed by the constitutional convention
from the fall to January of. the
r i i 1 i !.. tt.j.
next year, it is neia Dy one siae mat
this legislature does not-count and consequently
the present session is the
last of the four. Since there is some
doubt about the matter, it is safe to
say that the legislature will not be in
session over forty days."
To County Auditors.
Comptroller General Derhamis sending
the following circular letter to
county auditors:
Dear Sir: In writing up your duplicate
for 1900,.please-.observe the following:
First. Require a tar return in due
form from all taxpayers. Do not accept
a return that says "same as last
Year, or no chanee inrroDerty." Where
the party desires to send return by
mail, let him make return" under oath
before a magistrate or notary public
and transmit by mail.
Second. Befere entering a name on
your duplicate, check the returns by
the duplicate of 1899 and see who have
failed to make return, or if they are in
another school district, cr township.
Be careful in this work and do not enter
property twice on your duplicate.
Never charge a piece of. land to anyone
until you know the source from whence
acquired, and then deduct the same
number of acres from the acreage of
me i oncer uwuer, as^auuwu uu iuc
Submit to the township board of assessors
the names of all taxpayess who
were on your duplicate in 1899 and
who do not make return for 1900. An
observance of these instructions will
prevent many errors and the necessity
for this department to consider petitions
looking to the corrections of errors
which should have never been
made. Please acknowledge receipts of
this letter. Yours truly,
J. P. Derham,
Comptroller General.
The Rise In Paper.
The rise in paper is really getting
very serious for the newspapers of the
country and one ?>y one tney are
announcing that they have fousd it
necessary to raise the price of their
papers to $1.50 or $2. One thing is
certain. The papers cannot affo/d to
send out copies to people who are careless
about paying for it. As the price
is now, many papers are sending out
over a dollar's worth of paper, not
counting the cost of anything connected
with the printing or the mailing for
the price of one dollar and it is said
that" the price is still rising. We are
inclined to think that this is a Republican
trust scheme to throttle the independent
country rress that stands as
such a menace to their supremacy.?
Florence Times.
Pats Washington Aflame.
The shooting of Senator G-oebel in
Frankfort, Ky., created the wildest
excitement in Washington. Several
members of the Kentucky delegation in
in the house, including Wheeler, who
was one of Goebel's ablest lieutenants,
will leave for Frankfort at once, and it is
freely predicted here that the shooting
of Goebel is only the first of a series of
tragedies that will inevitably follow.
The fact that G-oebel was shot from the 1
executive building adds to the flame.
A. kingdom for a cure ! i
You need not pay so much.
A twenty-Sve cent bottle of L. L. & K.
Will drive all ilia away.
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Won't Listen to It.
The Spartanburg Herald in
Jlnmic-S^n/T + Vl ^ *>/ -.?? orvl 1-flAn r\f Tir
Carlisle from the presidency of
"Wofford College, which he has
tendered to take effect on the
first of June, says "we have never
for one moment entertained
the thought that Dr. Carlisle's
resignation as President of
Wofford College could be accepted.
Even if the trustees
under some mental aberration
should accept it, the whole state
from the mountains to the tea,
the whole South, the friends of
education and the intelligent
and appreciative sentiment of
the whole country would cry
out against it. Dr. James H.
Carlisle is the most conspicuous
figure in the South today identified
with christian education.
He is one of the few men who
can be set down as great?great
in mind, in heart in force of
character such as leaves an impress
upon humanity. We cannot
believe that any sane man
would willingly consent to accept
his resignation. Certainly
no friend of Wofford College
urrmlrl allnwit if Viv flnv mMTlS
it could be averted. Dr. Carlisle
is not old. He is in the prime
of his power, his mind is as vigorous
and his influence upon
this community as strong as it
ever was. * He is indeed a man
whose place cannot be filled.
We feel assured that when the
time r?nrr>A?smrl Vipsaps thp nPPfl
for his c~Jtinued labors at the
head of Wofford's faculty, he
will reconsider or else some
means will be employed to avert
such a blow as would inevitably
follow his retirement from
the Presidency. There is not a
college in this or any other country
but would honor itself in
electing Dr. Carlisle as its head,
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even tnougn ne was enieeDiea,
which he is not. Even with old
age, with bad health, though he
should be decrepid and blind,
he would still occupy a place
that no other man could occupy.
We cannot believe that the
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MetnoaiST 01 ooui;n Carolina win
allow such a man to leave his
post, at least without exhausting
every resource to keep him
there. The influence of James
H. Carlisle at the head of Wofford
is incalcuable in dollars
and cents." This is a splendid
tribute to Dr. Carlisle, but he
deserves it all. We join the
Spartanburg Herald in protesting
against his retirement from
Wofford College as. its head. If
need De give mm an assistant
who could lighten his work, but
by all means let the grand, humble
christian scholar remain at
the head of old Wofford.
Homicides in South Carolina.
No more generally inetresting
information could be given than
that contained in compilation of
fis^ires from annual report of
the solicitors in the. several circuits
showing the number of
men slain by their fellow men
during the past year in South
Carolina, to wliat extent the
slayers have punished and how.
Acordingto these reports there
wera two hundred and twentyone
murders in South Carolina
last year. In these cases the
parties were tried for murder.
In fliers wprft sit other
homicides for which the parties
were tried for manslaughter
only. All six of the manslaughter
cases resulted in convictions
There were ninetyseven
convictions for murder
and eighty-three acquittals, the
others being disposed of by "no
bills" and dismissal of the cases.
A search of the records as to the
disposition 01 trie cases snows
only eight death penalties and
twenty-nine life sentences. The
other sentences were only terms
sentences. Think of it. Two
hundred and twenty-one cases
of murder, and only eight executions.
Is it any wonder that
human life is cheaper in South
Carolina? According to these
figures it is safer to kill a man
than to steal a pig, far as one's
personal convenience is concerned.
A Sad AccidentAn
- inquest was held over the
body of Willie Robinson, who died at
the city hospital Thursday form a
wound in the head received by an axe
in the hands of his father, William
Robinson, about two weeks ago.
William Robinion, who lives at Mt
Pleasant, was cutting wood in his back
yard. His 4-year-old child was playin**
naa? nff ill a
handle, striking the child in the head.
He was brought to the city by his
father and sent to the hospital. The
jury returned a verdict that death was
caused from a blow in the head by an
axe, and that the said blow was the
result of an accident.?Charleston Post.
That Spanish Cannon.
The captured Spanish cannon given
rtifrTT nf rnlnmWe V\T7 fVio TTnifoH
States government arrived here Friday
and is at the Colnmbia, Newberry and
Lanrens depot. The cannon is a very
large brass one about 14 feet in lenghtli
and is not mounted, the city having to
look to that. It is evidently a gun used
only for siejre or defense purposes. ' It
weighs 6,600 pounds. It is proposed
to mount the gun and place it in the
State oapitol grounds. It will be one
of the most interesting sights to visitors
to Columbia henceforth.?Columbia
Poll Tax ob Chain Gang.?The
attorney general has decided that all
persons who refuse to pay their poll
tax this year will be guilty of a mis?'emeaner
and subject to a fine of not
more than ten dollars or imprisonment
at hard labor on the public works of
the county not more than twenty days.
The comptroller general has issued instructions
for all delinquents to be ari
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rested ana inea Deiore a magistrate.
The time for payment without penalty
baa expired, but it will be better to pay
the penalty than to be put on the chain
His Neck Broken.
Ned Harris, a colored employe at the
Georgia Chemical works. Augusta Ga.,
was instantly killed Thursday morning.
He was rolling u car along an elevated
track and fell to the ground, a distance
of 30 feet, fall breaking his neck.
A Brutal Crime.
W. W. Bc-ard, Town Marshall of
Tifton, Ga., is uow evading a warrant
in the haiids of the sheriff, who is mak
mg a diligent searcn lor tne lugitivc.
Saturday night an overcoat was missed
from the hotel, and Sunday moroing
three unknown Negroes, who had come
in the previous day, were arrested -on
suspicion. As no evidence ould be
obtained against them, the marshal
and several men took them off in the
woods ti make them confess. The
marshal! beat one until he was tired,
and then made him beat the other two.
As the Neeroes still denied the theft,
the beating was kept up nearly all day.
until late in the evening one of the
Negroes died, and in a few hours later
another one died. The are said to have
been mutilated besides the beating.
The third Negro is still alive. A coro
ner's jury was summoned, and after investigation
returned a verdict that the
deceased '"came to their death at the
hands of W. W. Beard, the marshal,
and others, and that the same was wilful
murder." A warrent was issued
for Beard's arrest9, but he has left for
parts unkDow.
Burned His Infidel Library.
Marshall 0. Waggoner, the convert
from infidelity to Christianity has at
last burned his infidel library, which,
was one of the finest in the world. He
has spent thousands of dollars and
travelled far and wide to collect it.
His first idea was to have a public
bonfire, but decidcd, in view of the
fact that many might doubt his sincerity,
to burn the books in the furnace
of the Memorial United Brethren
church, corner of Lawrence avenue and
Eicks street, which was aone last night
in the presence of the Rev. E. P.
Rosselot, the pastor, and a few intimate
friends. Along with the boo\s
went a number of etchings and engravings
of an atheistic nature. He ap
peared to be tbe Happiest man in
Toledo as he saw the flames gradually
destroying his collection. He delayed
the burning so long because he had
lent many books and was desirio^s of
securing them and destroying all at the
same time.?Toledo Dispatcii.
A Regular Bonanza.
Mr. W, J. Thackston, of Greenville,
who is in the city in the interest of the
Pickens cotton mill, soon te be established,
made a statenfent about cotton
mill -investments yesterday which shows
their valut. "In 1884," said Mr. Thack
ston, a young man in cms cuy was
given $10,000 by a relative. The father
of the young man was an intimate
friend of Capt. Ellison Smyth and the
entire amount was invested in stock of
thePelzer Manufacturing company. It
was never taken out. The accumulated
dividends were left with the first investment.
Late in December the
youDg owner of the stock became of
age and he called to see Capt. Smyth
for a settlement. The stock had risen
in value from $10,000 to $17,000 and
the accumulated dividends amounted to
$11,000, making a total of $28,000, a
clear profit of $18,000 on the investment.
The man was so well pleased
with cotton mill stock that he immediately
put his money out in other mill
securities."?News and Courier.
Garden Work for February.
Sow in Lot beds or cold frames early
cahbaffe. cauliflower, beet, onion, let
tuce, radish; and in hot-beds sow egg
plant, tomato and pepper. The last of
?he month sow in open ground early
peas, spring kale, beets, spinach, carrot,
celery, radish and parsley. Set
out onion sets, horse radish roots and
hardy lettuce plants. Early plantings
of potatoes can be made. Hardy flower
seeds can be forwarded either by sowing
in hot-beds or in pots and boxes in
the house for later transplanting. Sow
Wood's Evergreen Lawn Grass, the
earlier in the spring this is sown the
For the farm.?Prepare plant beds
and put in Tobacco seed. Sow Canada
Field Peas and Oats, and towards the
end of the month, Grass and Clover
Seeds can safely be put in. Sow dwarf
r? o i
Xisses Jtvape ior aneep grazing.
Bay your seeds from T. W. Wood &
Sods, Richmond, Va., whose new advertisement
appears in another column.
Died of Acid Poisoning.
Jessee Jones, colored, died Thursday
from acid poisoning while working in
o/?id nvomkiirftf tvio flvnenrft t7pr. i
blAVr AVIU VJJ(*WW k V* vuv vmj.vv?w ?.
tilizer Works. The death of Jones has
been reported to the coroner and an
investigation will be held as it is alleged
that after Jones was taken sick in the
acid chamber he was placed in the
blacksmith shop where lie was allowed
allowed to remain for six hoars and
that he died without attention or medical
aid. Jones has been an ?mploye of
tho Chicora works for a number of
years, [always working in the acid
chamber. Wednesday mornine he went,
to work as usual mixing acid in the
acid chamber. He had not been at
work long when he was suddenly over-.
AVII v\rv flia ^nrwaa
CULUC liuiil XUUAiUU^ CJJLV/ luuiryU nu\i
gases, and in an unconscious condition
he was taken out and placed in the
blacksmith shop, where he died, after
six hours.?Charleston Post.
He Was Absent Minded.
An absent-minded Western Representative
was seen to hurry up to a pared
mail bos in Washington the other
day and carefully deposit therein a
onran Af mnpr which he earned in one*
hand. In the other hand was a bundle
of papers ready for mailing, and these
he hastily threw into a garbage barrel
which happened to be standing on the
curb near the parcel box.
i Wood's Haine-Grown I
Sfifid Pnfotms 1
w vi vtuyv vw 5e
are vnqwptionsWy ?>; I*'#1. Swd Pota- n
toes for at;:i: t:? rii pin: Our Pota- gf.
toes arc grow:; ' , I'y 'for seed jmr- g
poses in j!'-: !:* .-? : r?i?tr:cs In ?
Maine. mm ;- ?<' ::<.?*?. for t?? ;r eatii- Eg
ness. uni'orr.!rtvg? > >/ ;?}<: pro- w
dcced. T!v ! : j*r.;o erov.-ers in w
the So-i'r nr. -iv.r Sr.--;: Jv.ta B
toes.Tiiii :: < ;.- ? *:..t ?aost prvlissble gg
resii!?-*. Wi- I!c? gj
'grown 'r..!:: -ocd. The?? ;r;ve e
splendid ; . j> rf-iuit.-: tiiu a:*: s.?>p''.!ar [3
Trith truck'-r- ovcryfflicse*. " H
Wood^s l)?5crjpt?vc Catalogue, gj
I Prices quoted tHon M
SEEDSMEN, Richmond, Va.
Tbi Largest Seed
Hnu^ in the ,
"VTe wish all a bright and pro;
those, who are the happy
Royal Elastic F<
We hops the success of e
well assured as the success 'of o
grows steadily and the most grf
receipt of voluntary letters froi
of great satisfaction and comfoi
If you are interested in good
call on your nearest dealer. I
write to us direct for descriptiv
Yours truly,
Royall & Bor
Prepare to; i
Prices of paper and paper b;
if yon will tell ns your troubles
Colombia St:
^Wholesalers of Bags,
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MacFEAT's School of Shob
W. H. MaeFeat, Court S
m 11.
Terms reasonaDie.
Why Cows Dry Up. i
Cows go dry from mismanagement I
more than from any other cause. * Ir- {
regularity of milking and failure to?
"strip" will cause any cow to dry off I
The richest milk is last drawn from I
the udder, and for that reason alone
the dairymen should strip closely.
Changes of food, when nade suddenly,
will also cause the cows to fall of in
yield; but. in wintea the cause may also
be due to extreme cold and insufficient
oIiaUav ttt V?ila onmmor .1, a neo
nuug ju ouluiaiva vuw imv v*
netting in the windows to prevent the
entrance of flies and other insects, will
serve to prolong the miLking period.?
Farm and Field.
The Smith Pneumatic Suction
Elevating, Ginning and
Packing System
Is the simplest and most efficient on
the market. -- Forty-eight complete
outfits in South Carolina; each
one giving absolute
Boilers and Engines; Slide
"Valve, Automatic and Corliss.
My Light and Heavy Log .Beam bste
Mills cannot be equalled in design, efficiency
or price by any dealer or manu
cajturer in the South.
Write for prices and catalogues;
V. C. Badham,
1326 Maiji Street,
rlli ftrward you tbii
the EXpress
Steam Dyeing of every
description. Steam, Naptha,
French Dry and
chemical cleansing. Send
for our new price list and
circular. All work guaranteed
or no cliarge.
Oilman's Steam Dye Works,
1310 Main Street
Columbia, S. C
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JU. \_/i email, JLiu^iicbvi.
Every one to know that the
for Drink, Drug and Tobacco
addictions is now re-estab
lihsed at Columbia, S. C.
Call or write,
The Keeley Institute,
1109 Plain Street.
No other in tl? - state.
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sperons NV>v V^ar, especially
possessors of one of on?
}lt Mattresses |
very reader of this paper is as ^1
nr mattress. The sale of same J
itifying part of it is the daily
11 new customers, expressive . A
<- fmm noA rtf.jjajnft.
bedding, and all ought to be,
1 he does hot handle them,
e pamphlet. H
manufacturers, m
Shed Tears. ]
igs are rapidly advancing, bnt
i we may be able to kelp yon.
itionery Co.,
.Taper, Twines, ew:.
fA, S. C.
trry/if 0 -~V1 /""%
.THAinj Airo TrPE^RiTiiro,
:a, S C.
tenographer, Principal.
Write for catalogue. . . f
The Soii's Leaning Products. I
We are Headquarters for the
best line of machinery required
for preparing the above ?A
for market, having a complete
and extensive line of Saw Mills
and SawJdiU Machinery, Cot
ton Ginning Machinery a&u
Engines and Boilers.
The equipment of modern^ ~ ;
ginneries with the celebrated * ^
Murray Cleaiiihg'and Dfstribn
ting. System a specialty.
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W. H. Gibbes & Co.,
804 Gterraia Street, L
Near Union Depot.
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Man's strength i
lies in his jj
. s
A poor^-weakdig^tioiidebili- A
tates and lmpovcrislids tho body.
No needconfiuing one's sell-to \ j
certain simple diet, on this ac- jM
count); when with the use Jof
"Hilton's Life fortheLiverand
Kidneys" any kind of food may
be eaten "with comfort. 25c a J
" Wholesale.by M
?^-<K> McC?aarr~""- I
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On improved real estate.
Interest eight per cent.,
payable semi-annually.
Time 3 to 6 years. v M
N o commissions charged
Jno. B. Palmer & Son, ^
1205 PUin St., Columbia. S. C
Pilene. ^
An absolute 1
____ p
cure; for piles. %
Only 50 cents. J
Jno S. Reynolds, -A
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^xii/uruejr at -Liaw,
Columbia, S.C*

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