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Entered A pril 23, 1903 at Pickens, .. C. an second class matter. under act of Congress of March 3, 1879 -
39th Year PICKENS. S. C., JUNE, 17, 1909. Number 11
State News I
All the Late Sows Nm 1%
G. M. Creswell of Piedmont,
died several days ago, aged 82.
Clemson and Wofford College
commencements are being held
this week.
Fire in the waste house of the
Buffalo cotton mill did consider
able damage.
H. H. Jennings, has been ap
pointed chief deputy clerk of the
port of Charleston.
Willie Green was shot and kill
ed by Jerry Small in a drunken
row on Young's Island.
Rev. H. J. Morgan, a well
known Baptist Minister of Spar
tanburg. is dead, aged 76.
S. R. Cole, a citizen of Barn
well county, died at his home
from ptomaine poisoning.
Woodside Cotton Mill of
Greenville will increase its capi
tai from $600,000 to $800,000.
The annual Convention of the
State Funeral Directors' associa
tion will be held in Charleston,
June 22-23.
A Marion cot fy failed
to agree in the eek -ainst John
King, char e. 'h complicity
in th. a bery.
or Ansel has ed a
ward for the arrest of the p Y
who killed J. B. Smoak in
leton county several nights ago
Edward Fogle, aged seven
years, is dead at his home in 1
Denmark as the result of in
juries received by falling from a
bt gy.
The citizens of Greenville are
making arrangements for the
entertainment of the members
of the South Carolina Press As
Capt. W. L. Roddy, one of
the most prominent men of the
state, is seriously ill at his home
at Rock Hill. There is no hope
of his recovery.
R. Lebby Clement, a well I
known citizen of Wadmalaw ]
Island, is being tried in the fed
eral court at Charleston on the
charge of peonage.r
A stalk of corn is growing in 1.
the top of a large oak tree near a
Seneca. It is supposed the seed t
was dropped in the top of the tree a
by some bird, and took root and i
grew. t
Will Foster, a railroad negro,
,has been lodged in j til at Green- c
wood, as one of the principals in C
a shooting and cutting fracus ~
near there Saturday night in ~
which a Greenwood county i
negro, Ellis Fuller, was cut to e
death and another, Gill Fuller,
was shot in the ueck.
Mr. John Watson, a prominent 3
young man of the Greensea sec- C
tion of Colleton county, about 20 C
miles from Conway, was way
laid and shot by a notorious
negro. Mr. Watson died a few
hours after being shot. Sheriff ~
Sessions learned of the affair by n
telegram and wvent immediatelv t,
to the scene of the killing. b
Announcernent was made Sat- t
urdlay that the site for Gaff ney's
public building had been selected 0
by the government and the a
structure will be erected on the i
corner of Grenard and Frederick c
streets on property purchased I
from the Hon. J. Q. Little and r
Col. A. N. Wood. The price
ioaid wa $9,900. The site is
near the Southern Railway pas- i
senger station.
The preachers' institute of the
South Carolina conference is in I
session at Wofford college and 1
will continue for ten (lays. 1
During the sessions of the insti-'
tute lectures will be (delivered by
men prominent in the Southern I
Methodist church. Among the
promiinent Methodists who are tot
deliver lectures are Bishop James 1
Atkins of Waynesville, N. C., <
Dr. J. A. Kern and Dr. Gross 1
A1exander of Nashville.1
ly soction of seuth calo1ha.
Work has begun on the new
Baptist church at Clinton.
A new Baptist church, to cost
$12,000, is being built at Conway.
There is some talk of building
a new cotton mill at Abbeville.
Francis Postell Thackam, aged
90 years, died at his home in
W. H. Sammons of Traveller's
Rest, Greenville county, celebrat
ed his 80th birthday Sunday.
The People's National Bank of
Rock Hill will erect a new four
story bank and office building
this summer.
Gov. M. F. Ansel and Presi
dent D. B. Johnson of Winthrop
College have gone north on busi
ness connected with the college.
The body of a new born infant
was found near Cedar Grove
church in Lexington county.
The affair is shrouded in mys
Mrs. Lucy M. Hudgens of
3partanburg died Monday, aged
31. The body was taken to
Easley, her former home, for in
Fred W. Greene of Laurens
bas gone to Atlanta to take the
Pasteur treatment, having been
itten by a dog which it is feared
iad rabies.
Gov. Ansel has offered a re
ward of $100 for the capture of
;he negro who is supposed to
iave murdered J. A. Nix near
)enmark Saturday.
A general free fight occured in
t negro holiness church at Gaff
iey and one negro, Bud Wood,
vas badly beaten up. It is
hought he will recover.
Rev. J. Ed Wallace, who has
ust graduated from the Pres
>yterian Theological Seminary
n Columbia, has been'elected
astor of the Presbyterian
hurch at Georgetown. Ae is a
irother of Rev. I. E. Wallace of
The negro state fair will be
eld in Batesburg this year.
['he fair aasociation preferred to
tse the grounds in Columbia
,gain, but the rent required by
he State Agricultural society
vas more than they felt able to
>ay, so arrangements was made
o use the grounds in Batesburg
There were two thousand bales
f cotton sold in Newberry on
aturday at eleven cents-the
iggest transaction in that mar
:et that has happened for some
[me. Of this number Messrs.1
ummer Brothers sold 1,500 to
Ir. 0. McR. Holmes. Mr. Gist
.lso bought a large quantity.
Ir. H. H. Evans sold something
ver three hundred bales and
thers sold in smaller lots.
Several burglaries have taken
lace in Greenville during the
ast week. The residence of J.
[. Cafe was entered Sunday
ight and $60 stolen from his
ousers pocket. Another rob
ery of somewhat the same na
ire took place some time during
aturday night at the residence
f Mr. J. H. Austin on Pinckney
treet. Mr. Austin's trousers
ockets were rifled for the am
ut of some $15. As in the ot
ier case the guilty parties have
ot- as yet been located.
While walking through the
:rave-yard at Cherokee church,
iear Gaffnsy, the three-year-old I
'n of Mr. Gibbs Pridmore met
vith a peculiar accident. A
ieavy' tombstone fell on him,
>inning his left leg and foot to 1
he ground. It required the ser- 1
-ice of three men to lift the
tone off the little fellow. For- I
unately no bones were fractured1
ts the ground was so soft from
he recent heavy rain that it al
owed the child's leg to sink suffi
iently to keep from breaking the L
ones. The leg and foot werei
)adly mahed however,
It is stated in the newspapers,
that the Waterboro oil mill made
forty per cent on its capital stock
last year.
Deputy Sheriff Arthur Long
of Union, was severely choked
by Dave Rice; a negro, whom
the officer had arrested.
The citizens of Greenville are
raising a fund for the purchase
of an automobile for County
Supervisor J. P. Goodwin.
Tho monument erected by the
women of Lancaster county to
the veterans was unveiled Sat
urday with appropriate exer
J. A. Nix, a farmer living
near Denmark, was shot and
killed by Isadore Nimmons, a
negro tennant. The negro es
It is estimated that the farm
ers along the Wateree and Con
garee rivers will lose $50,000
worth of oats and corn by the
L. F. Causey was elected clerk
of court of Hampton county to
fill out the unexpired term of
his brother, Mr. W. B. Causey,
It is stated that W. S. Peter
son will remain in Orangeburg,
as head of the Orangeburg Col
legiate Institute, although he
had offers to go elsewhere.
Adjutant General Boyd, who
suffered a stroke of apoplexy at
Aiken several weeks ago, has
recovered sufficiently to be able
to attend to his duties again.
Rev, J. T. Plunkett, D. D.,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of Augusta, has been
offered the presidency of [the
Columbia Theological Seminary
Mr. W. C. Middleton of
Travelers' Rest, has a rare freak'
of nature in the shape of a full
grown rooster with only one
wing and he has never possessed
but one.
Matt L. Douglass, a young
farmer living near Springfield,
committed suicide by shooting
himself in the head with a shot
gun. Despondency over ill
health and debt was the cause.
Near Greenville Saturday
while a man wife and child were
crossing Reedy river the bridge
gave way and the buggy, horse
and everything was swept some
distance down stream. No lives
were lost.
The suummer term of the
:ourt of sessions for Cherokee
:ounty will convene on the 28th
>f this month, and if Judge
Prince is unable to preside the
affney barwill ask the supreme
:ourt to designate Judge Purdy
;o preside.
The state board of equalization
vill meet June 17th ini Columbia.
Ihis boardiconsists of Cot. P. H.
3adsden of Charleston. chair
nan, and the chairman of the
rarious county hoards, assess
he textile companies, fertilizer
First Lieut. J. Adam Hayne
>f Greenville. who was recently
ippointed to the medical reserve
:orps, of the army, has been
rdered to Fort Assiniboni,
\ont., He will proceed west at
meeC and take up the duties to
> assigned1 him.
On account of sickness, Dr.
fames H. Carlisle., president em
ritus of Wofford College, was
mable to attend the commence
nent exercises of the college this
veek. This is the first comm en
~eent in more than 50 years
vhen he was not present.
In an election held at Union
[uesday to decide whether or not
his school district should issue
Onds not to exceed the sum of
~2.000 for the purpose of erect
ng an additional public school
milding, only 52 votes were
ast. Of these 50 were in favor
f the bond1 issue, and only 2
igainst it. W. D. Arthur.
'.incumbent, was reelected
own' eas&'rer without opposi
Marion Eugene Brown, aged
21, was killed by lightning on
his farm at Mt. Holly,
F. Marion Day, a leading citi
zen of Easley, is dead, aged 74.
He was a Confederate veteran,
serving in Brooks' troop of the
Hampton Legion.
Edgar Miles, a negro, narrow
ly escaped being lynched in Aik
en by an angry mob of negroes.
Miles is accused of making a
criminal assault on a young col
ored girl.
Rev. Francis W, Gregg of A b
beville has accepted the pastor
of the- Limestone Prebyterian
church at Gaffney and will be
his labors on the third Sunday
of this month.
The prohibitionists in several
of the counties that have dis
pensaries are organizing for the
purpose of carrying their coun
ties for prohibition in the elec
tions this summer.
John Harrison, a negro, was
convicted in the court of sessions
in Columbia of housebreaking
and larceny, and sentenced to
serve 16 years in the penitent
iary. He was an old offender.
The supreme court has refused
a rehearing in the case of Thom
as J. Gibson, the aged Columbia
broker convicted of fraud in con
nection with the stolen state
bonds, and Gibson will have to
serve his sentence in the peni
The double marriage on Wed
nesday night of this week at
Cheraw of Miss Ruth Kinsey to
Mr. Will Duvall and Miss Leila
Kinsey to Mr. Herbert Wanna
maker, four popular young peo
ple of Cheraw, is an event of in
terest throughout the state.
President Jno. G. Anderson of
the Rock Hill Buggy company,
who is now travelling in foreign
lands, has sent his concern an
order from Jerusalem for vehic
les for a dealer there. This com
pany has already sent orders to
Holland and to South Africa.
J. L. Courtney, known as
"Sugar Babe" Courtney, who
fired upon his wife at the Ley
don hotel in Columbia Saturday
morning, has pleaded guilty to
the charge of carrying an unlaw
ful weapon, and was fined by
Magistrate Fowles $50, which he
paid immediately.
A small cyclone passed about
one mile northwest of Denmark
about 6 o'clock Thursday even
ing, wrecking the home and
stables of Mr. Asa Baxter and a
tenant house of Mr. J. W, Bax
ter. Mr. Asa Baxter's eldest
daughter was slightly injured.
No one was killed.
Burri & Spurgeon of Gaffney,
have received contract to build
an addition for the Gaff ney
Manufacturing company, of
that city. This addition will be
equipped with new machinery,
though to what extent has not
yet been stated. The company,
which increased its capital from
$75,000 to $200,000 a few weeks
ago, now operates 4,000 spindles.
A special from Barnwell says:
Mr. Jut Still shot and instantly
killed a Mr. Davis in the Red Oak
township on last Saturday. Da
vis is said to have been drunk
and was advancing upon Mr.
Still with a gun, when Still fired.
Davis has only been living in'
that community for a few
months, and was from Georgia.
Mr. Still immediately came to
Barnwell and gave himself up.
Mr. Still is a prosperous farmer
of the Red Oak township and
has always beeni considered a
peaceable citizen. As yet bond
Ihas not been asked for.
The many friends of Maj. D.
F. Bradley of Easley, who has
been confined to his home, and
for a greater part of the time to
his bed, for the past ten months,
Iwill, no doubt, be sorry to know
that he improves very slowly.
Mrs. Bradley, his wife has also
been in such feeble health for
some time as to necessitate tak
Iing her to a sanitarium.
Sheriff Corley of Lexington,
who was shot by a negro two
weeks ago, is slowly improving.
The annual convention of the
South Carolina Bankers' asscia
tion will be held at Wrightsville
Beach, near Wilmington, N. C.,
June 16-18. The bank men of
Wilmington and the commercial
organizations of that place are
making elaborate arrangements
to entertain the bankers of South
The Citadel minstrel show,
which made such a big hit in
April in Charleston, is to make
a tour of the principal towns of
the state in July. Col. Bond
has given the official sanction to
the enterprise and is sending out
an advance agent this week to
make arrangements for the com
ing of the military minstrel men.
During a moderate rain storm
Monday afternoon the Presby
terian manse at Lancaster was
struck by lightning the bolt
partly wrecking a chimney and
shattering the glass in a window
of the pastor's study. Dr. Chal
mers Fraser, the pastor, was sit
ting in the study at the time and
felt the shock, but was not hurt.
Arrangements are being made
it is understood, by the manage
ment of the Monaghan Mills,
Greenville, for the driving of
the plant by electricity, al
though the change will not be
made for some time. The large
CooperCorliss cross compound
engine now in operation at the
plant will- be used for emergen
cies after the installation of elec
Banks Williams, a young
white man, wanted in Lancester
county on the charge of seducing
a white girl under 14 years of
age, and who had disappeared,
was located by Sheriff Hunter
in Danville, Va., last Saturday
The sheriff went to Danville
and returned with his prisoner,
who is now in jail. The young
man was willing to come with
out requisition papers.
The bids for building a new
dining room and kitchen at
Winthrop college were opened
on the 4th. The contract has
been awarded to J. J. Keller &
Co., of Rock Hill at a figure in
the neighborhood of $32,000.
The time which the contractors
have in which to finish these,
September 10, is very limited
and it is possible that a night
shift may be necessary in order
to finish by then.*
The South Carolina Cotton
Manufacturers' association will
meet at Glenn Springs next Fri
day. It is expected that the
meeting will be attended by re
presentatives of nearly every
cotton mill in the state. The
meeting this year will be purely
for the transaction of business
as no arrangements have been
made for any social features.
Many questions of importance
to the cotton mill will be discuss
The board of trustees of the
South Carolina University have
honored N. F. Walker. superin
tndenft of the South Carolina
Institute for the Deaf, Dumb
and Blind at Cedar Springs, by
conferring the honorary degree
of LL. D. upon him. Mr. Wal
ker has been at the head of this
institution for many years and
his work h is been self sacrific
ing and of great proficiency.
The honor was worthily bestow
On Tuesday afternoon, during
an electric storm which passed
through the upper part of
Greenville county, the barn of
Dr. J. S. Bruce of Sandy Elat
was struck by lightning and
burned to the ground almost be
fore any one had detected the
fire. Six head of horses, to
gether with all of the feed stuff,
was demolished in the fire,
causing a loss of about $2,500
with only a very small amount'
of insurance.
Dr. King's New .Ife Pills
Thebhat in the mrId~
Planks In National Platforms Conclu
sively Prove That the Democrats
Are the Real Friends of the
The two sides of the tariff issue
must be considered in deciding wheth,
er the Democratic position, or the Re
publican, is for the best interest of
the majority of the people. The Re
publican national convention declared
In 1888: "We are uncompromisingly in
favor of the American system of pro
tection." In 1892, it said: "We re-af
firm the American doctrine of pro
tection." In 1896, it said: "We renew
and emphasize our allegiance to the
policy of protection as the bulwark of
American industrial independence and
the foundation of American develop
ment and prosperity." In 1900 it said:
"We renew our faith in the policy
of protection to American labor; in
that policy our industries have been
established, diversified and main
tained. By protecting the home mar
ket competition has been stimulated
and production cheapened." In 1904,
it said: "Protection which guards. and
develops our industries is a cardinal
policy of the Republican party. The
measure of protection should always
at least equal the difference in the
cost of production at home and
abroad. We insist upon the mainten
ance of the principle of protection,
and, therefore, rates of duty should be
readjusted only when conditions have
so changed that tie public interest de
mnands their alteratiop." The same
platform also said: "A Democratic tar
iff ha.s always been followed by busi
ness adversity; a Republican tariff
by business prosperity." The present
p.anic, which is producing business
adversity, shows that Republican plat
forms are not to be relied on when at
tempting to forecast the future, and
the history of the panics since the war
shows that the panic of 1872 was
under a Republican administration,
and a Republican tariff for protec
tion. The panic of 1892-3 was In full
blast before Mr. Cleveland was
elected, and the United States treas
ury was left by the Harrison admin
Istration practically bankrupt The
semi-panic of 1901, when prices of
commodities and of stocks and bonds
rapidly declined and factories were
closed or reduced their output, was
under Republican auspices and the
present high protective tariff. The
present panic, perhaps the most dis
astrous in its consequences that ever
occurred, has followed the boast that
a Republiean tariff Jas "always been
followed by business prosperity."
Such are the declarations of the Re
publican party, and the undesirable
results of its tariff policy.
The Democratic position on the tar
1ff in 1876 was: "We demand that all
custom house taxation shall be only
for revenue." In 1880: "A tariff for
revenue only." In 1884: "The Democ
racy pledges itself to reduce taxation
to the lowest limit consistent with
due regard to the preservation of the
faith of the nation to its creditors and
pensioners." In 1888, the platform of
1884 was reaffirmed and further de
elared: "It is repugnant to the creed
of Democracy that by such taxation
the cost of the necessaries of life
should be unjustiflably Increased to
all our people. Judged by Democratic
principles the interests of the people
are betrayed when by unnecessary
taxation, trusts and combinations are
permitted to exist,' which, while un
luly enriching the few that combine,
rob the body of our citizens by deprir
ing them of the benefits of natural
competition. Every Democratic rule of
governmental action is violated when
through unnecessary taxation a vast
sum of money, far beyond the needs
of an economical edministration, is
irawn from tie people and the chan
nels of trade, and accumulated as a
demoralizing surplus in the national
treasury." In 1892: "We denounce the
Republican protection as a fraud, a
robbery of the great majority of the
American people for the benefit of the
few. We declare it to be a fundament
al principle of the Democratic party
that the federal government has no
constitutional power to Impose and
collect tariff duties, except for the pur
pose of revenue only, and we demand
that the collection of such taxes shall
be limited to the necessities of the
government when honestly and eco
nomically administered." In 1896:
'We hold that tariff duties should be
levied for purposes of revenue, such
luties to be so adjusted as to operate
eqiually throughout the country, and
sot discriminate between class or sec
tion, and that taxation should be limi
[ted by the needs of the government,
bonestly and economically admin
[stered. We denounce as disturbing
to business the Republican threat to
restore the McKinley law, which hag
twice been condemned by the ~
[n national elections, and whicTs
acted under the false plea of prd
tion to home industry, proved a pro
lific breeder of trusts and monopolies,
enriched the few at the expense of
the many, restricted trade and de
prived the producers of the great
American staples of access to their
natural markets."
In 1900: "We condemn the Dingley
tariff law as a trust-breeding measure,
skilfully devised to give the few fav
ors which they do not deserve and to
place upon the many burdens which
they should not bear." In 1904: "The
Democratic party has been,' and will
continue, to be, the consistent oppon
ent of that class of tariff legislation
by which certain Interests have been
-ena amnugh ' onpeio.aa
favor, to draw a heavy tribute from
the American people. This monstrous
perversion of those equal opportuni
ties which our political institutions
were established to secure has caused
what may once have been Infant In
dustries to become the greatest com
binations of capital that the world has
ever known. These especial favorites
of the government have, through tfust
methods, been converted into monop
olies, thns bringing to. an end domes
tic competition, which was the only
alleged check upon the extravagant,
profits made possible by the protec
tive system. These industrial combin&
tions, led by the financial assistance
they can give, now control the policy
of the Republican party." That plat
form further declared: "We denounce
protectionism as a robbery of the
many to enrich the few, and we favor
a tariff limited to the needs of the
government, economically, effectively
and constitutionally administered, and
so levied as not to discriminate
against any industry, class, or section
to the end that the burdens of taxa
tion shall be distributed as equally as
possible. We favor a revision and* a
gradual reduction of the tariff by the
friends of the masses and for the
common weal, and not by the frisnds
of its abuses, its extortions, and Its
discriminations, keeping in view the
ultimate end of 'equality of burdens
and equality of opportunities,' and the
constitutional purpose of raising a
revenue by taxation, to-wit, the sup
port of the federal government in all
Its Integrity and virility, but in sim
These declarations of the Demo
racy show it favors tariff reform, be
cause so-called protectio4 has fostered
the trusts which by high prices for
their prodigcts have Increased the cost
of living over 50 per cent.
The Republican tariff poli ., has,
been to increase the -ariff tax instead
of reducing it and the leaders still re
fuse to revise even the most oppres
sive schedules. Speaker Cannon but
a few days ago speaking to the Asso
ciation of American Potters declared
that the tariff tax on crockery should
be increased.
The attempt of President Roosevelt
to convict and punish the trusts for
"restraining trade" has . been a com
plete failure, and trust prices will re
main exorbitant until the tariff is so
revised as to produce competition
from abroad, which will compel the
trusts to reduce the price of their
products or lose trade.
Official of Protective Tariff League in
Hard Straits.
The treasui-er and general secretary
of the Protective Tariff league thinks
.'the changes in the Dingley tariff bill,
for which the administration is re
sponsible, have worked serious harm
to the industries of this country and
have cut down imports alarmingly."
As the present tariff law was intend
ed to prevent Imports, and thus pro
tect the trusts from competition from
abroad, why this change of front on
the part of its subsidized chieftain?
He should be glad instead of regret
ting that imports are reduced. The
changes in the tariff law attributed to
the administration are the Cuban
treaty which reduced the tariff on
sugar and other products 20 per cent.
As sugar is the chief article of Im
port from Cuba and still pays over 55,
per cent ad valorem, to -protect the
sugar trust, which controls the home
grown sugar, that reduction can hard
ly "work serious harm" to the sugar
The German tariff trade agreement,
which has been extended to France,
Gat Britain, Holland and Austria,
and which prevents the over-valuation
of the products of those countries,
until such time as congress passes
remedial legislation, can hardry "work
serious harm to the industries of this
It Is true the imports from Germany
have largely increased under this
agreement, but because our consum
ers can obtain cheaper German goods,
upon which the tariff tax could be fur
ther reduced one-halt to their great
advantage, it is absurd to say tils
country is injured. The cheaper we
can buy what we need the more it re
leases us from the thralldom of the
trusts and combines. The Protective
Tariff League is in a tight place on
account of the panic and finds no way
to creep out of it, except by laying the
blame onl those simple modifications
of the tariff enumerated above. As
the business depression, that will fol
low the panic, will reduce importsa
tions of foreign goods, as it will re
duce the consumption of our home
products from sheer inability of the
people to purchase as much as they
have been doing, the Protective Tar
1ff league will soon see "serious harm
to the Industries of the country," al
though we have been assured by the
Republican party that the tariff pro
duces prosperity. Reduced consump
tion of luxuries has already set In
ad this will unfortunately be fol
ed by reduced consumption of ne
by those' who are thrown out
~work by the closing of factories,
for which the Republican policies of
protection and financial Tegisiation for
the benefit of the few can be blamed.
If the Republican party could fore
go Its campaign contributions from,
the trusts and protected interests, in
stead of standing pat, the American
people would vastiy benefit, but no
such reform can be expected until the
people see the way they are being
plundered by the tariff and elect a
Democratic congress pledged to re
form its abuses.
The joy of the tars at the sailing of
Ithe battleships is going to be consid
erably subdued before the head. o$
Golen Gate catch the lookout's eyes.

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