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LEDGER 1852 REVIEW 1878 ENTERPRISE 1891 ' VOL. I. WO. I. S. C? OCTOBER. 4. 1905. PBICE?FIVE^ENTS PER COPY. President Smith's Address. i ** Powerful Appeal to the Farm\ crs to Hold Cotton for the j Minimum Price Fixed by i the Asheville Meeting. \Mr. Editor :?It is known to some of the readers of the Lan* caster papers that the farmers and planters of this county were mvuieu witn aii address, by Mr. E. C Smith, president of the South Carolina cotton associa tion, on last Saturday at the j ] court house. There was a very respectable number out to hear him, who appreciated what was said ; but 1 wish every man and woman in the county could have heard that address. It was simply masterful and carried with it conviction to every hearer. In the first place, the | speaker demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the cotton question in all its details?the / amount necessary to meet the demand, the supply now on hand, the estimate of the present crop all over the south, how the same is being marketed, how the association is organized in the west, and at what price the great bulk of the cotton ./-*op all over the country is now '!,*? KrvKl l? .1-- * .iig uciu uy tuo producers. ' r Smith discusses the whole ect with a power of logic eloquence that will distiui h him as an orator of the M'S rank in tho south. ^ showed that the raw cotton p consumed at tho rate of 13,00,000 bales per annum, that I present crop will not turn iover 10,000,000 bales; that I supply on hand is now )ut exhausted ; that the coti belt of tho south has prac-'ally no competition ; that the liber of the cotton raised in India, China and other 'eastern countries is so coarse and brittle that it makes a very inferior If" fabric; that on a reasonable cal dilation some three or four million bales will lie withheld from the market for many months ! com0i hy producers who will Vwiokl for an advanced price, and ^Sy speculators who see the pros J.ect of making good money, lie showed that, with these con/ ditions, and the west holding Jl back their cotton as the south \ is doing, if the producers will ! Tnow hold for 11 cents, here in / this section, the manufacturers 1 will bo in a week or two run >g a' er the producer begging if ton at this price, and the prospect will be that it li \ .1 go to or 13 cents and f: tigher. Mr. Smith's appeal to \e producers to stick together \d stand firm, was most powIV \il and effective. He claim (f \ , that cotton was the currency \ of tho south and controlling other things. And what was ] pleasant and beautiful, he show ied that the merchant, the hanker, the manufacturer, the pro fessional man?all were inter ^Ated in putting the price of f j * ^ou to ** remunerative %ie producer, and that there I ,\ila no reason for antagonism between any classes in the south, j R. E. Allison. S A Texas Horror. Mother and Four Children Brutally Murdered. The Woman and her Daughter First Made Victims of the Unmentionable Crime. Edna, Texas, September, 28.? Mrs. A. J. Condit and four children, a daughter of 13, and three boys from 6 to 10 years old, urara ?v-* n ??/l J L - - J 1 ttuio iiiuiuuicu iii uuill UlOOCl HI their .home near here today. The mother and daughter were assaulted and their bodies brutally disfigured. A baby about 2 years old was tho only one left alive. All of them seemed to have been murdered with some blunt instrument, their heads were crushed and their throats cut with a knife or razor. The girl and mother were killed in the houee, the boys were killed about 100 yards away. Mr. (Jondit was away working 1 in the Rice field. A negro boy abjfrut 12 years old was ploughing in a field near the^house at the time of the killing and heard i the children screaming; he saw a man running alter a woman who was running around the house. 1 Deing afraid to go to the house, he ran to a neighbor's and told wiiat he had seen. The person informed ran to the place and found the five members of the family Killed. Officers were informed at once and the entire county is out in posses in seach of the murderer. It is supposed there were two ol them. Dogs have been sent for. NKOK0 CHARGED WITH THE WHOLESALE MURDER. ARRESTED BUT MANAGES TO ESCAPE. Houston, Tex. Septembe 30.? Monk Qibson, the negro arrested yesterday in connection with the' nini-ao. \ f*.. . r ^ iixiuQi mi iui?. ^v. j. uonait and her children at Edna, Texas, on Thursday, made a bold dash last night and escaped from the pot-ses having him in charge. S. II. Beasley, father of Mrs. Conditt, issued an appeal to the people of the Edna community ' today. It was to the efleet that the sheriff was criminally negligent in allowing Gibson to es cape, and declared Beaseley's intention to take the negro from the authorities when recaptured to ''burn luin for a week,, if the people would stand by him. A large number of people rhouted approval and yelled at the sheritl ''why didn't you handcuff the negro?" SherifT Kirg replied : Mi's easy to ask that now, but it any of you want to make a personal matter ot it, just step out from that crowd, and we will settle it now." The only development tonight in the escape of Monk Gibson, the negro, accused of the murder of the Condit family, is the ar rest of the lather, mother, siatera ond brothers of Gibson. Ten , persons in all have been taken*' into custody by the oflicers. f] Fearful Tragedy. Demented Mother Kills her Children, Seven in Number Then Takes her Own Life. Rock Island, 111., Sept. 30 ? Mrs. Clarence Markhatn of Cambridge, near eere, in a fit ol temporary insanity today killed her seven children with an axe, alter which she placed their bodies on abed, saturated it with * coal oil and set fire to it She then hecked her throat and then threw herself on the burning bed. Neighbors rescued hsr, but she was so badly burned that she died soon after she had made a confession. The oldest child was nine years of age, the youngest, a baby in arms. Neighbors, attracted by the smoKe ol thd burning dwelJing, rushed 'to the rescue and found Mrs. Markham coveree with blood and badly burned. Barely able to tell her story, she at first declared the crime had been committeed by a strange man, but iater when fhe sheriff arrivee she admitted that she had Blain her children one by one and attempted to destroy their bodies and her own in the fire. Soon afterward she died. When the ruins of the home hooled, a confirmation of her story was hab in the finding of the charred | pnrnuOQ nanl* ?' * t 1* % *? 1 V...J.UVO, vi?/ii nit.ii tin wtvuilcrUSIled. Murderous Brute Cuts a Prominent Lawyer's Mother With a Razor. Little Rock, Ark.. Sept. 30.? John Mayes, a negro, this alter noon entered the residence of Mrs. Lehman Loeb, mother ol Jose ph Loeb, a prominent attorney of this city, and when discovered attacked Airs Loeb with a razor. The negro slashed Mrs. Loeb't^ neck and narrowly nirssed the . jugular vein. She is in a serious! condition. At I) o'clock tonight several hundred indignant citizens are congregated about the county jail1 where Meyes is supposed to be con(ined. The talk of lynching him is verv strong. * Presbyterian College Will Remain at Clinton. Coin m b i a, Sep t. 20 ? (Special to Greenville News.) ?Clinton will retain the Presbyterian College. Th it fact was settled today atter a long session lasting through almost the entire night and part of the dav, and it resulted in a landslide lor Clinton, with Chester second. Five towns wanted the institution. They were Hennet tsvillo. Chester, Sumter, Yorkville and Jlinton. The trustees met last nigh! and heard the petitions and iryumeuts from the various dele nations, and while all were seem ingly hopeful the delegation from [Jlinton was always certain that j the bur Presbyterian college of ttio State would remain at that town. Ami that is what happened. Tho Lancaster News eight pages, twice a week. $1.T>0 Head Crushed. Frightful Condition of Young Stranger Found Near Union. Special to The State Union, Oct. 1.?This morning an unknown man apparently about 28 years old waslound ua conscious oesihe the Southern railway tracks near the outskirts of town. Ilis head is crushed in, whether by falling from a train or being cluhbed is uncertain, though the iall is raoro likely. In his pockets were found sever al letters, one was addressed to Mrs. L. M. Trevitt, No. 107 Morietta street, Atlanta, Ga. Another from R. E. Eubauks, Columbia, dated Sept. 25, urging him to come immediately, as a good territory was being reserved for him in Columbia, while some business cards indicated that his name is L. M. Trevitt, representing the National Cleaning company. In a memorauduin book was found these word.-: "My address is Abingdon, VTa." Persons hero say they saw Trevitt here yesterdav. that 1>? appeared to have been intoxicated, and that he bought a bottle ol Jamaica giuger(at a drug store, but when touud physicians could detect no luines ot whiskey on him. His mysterious accident is unsolved still and his recovery is regarded as very doubtiul. Shifting Engine Jumps Track and Kills Three. Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 1.? j A switch engine in the yards ol j the Louisville and Nashville rail- j road jumped the track at an | early hour this morning and two men were instantly killed and a third died in the hospital a lew hours luter. The thvee men who were kill V AHA oiftw.ll.-~ ? noio ovnuuillg OH lllu I ro lit -raining board\?t the switch engine whion was giing at a high | rate ot speed wiien suddenly the | tront wheels jumped 'he track.! Tlie iront ot the, engine struck two cabooses on an adjacent track and rolled over on its side. The ! bodies ot the men were terribly < mangled. , ? r A Healthy Millionaire Takes His Own Life. Now York, Sept. 29.? William | It. Travers, millionaire, man oil, leisure, and son ot t he celebrated ( wit. and Wall street operator, , William It Travers, committed suicide to lay by shooting himself! through the head in his apart-1 ments on Madison avenue. The suicide is a mystery, Mr. Travers being in the prime ot liir, lair health and tiio possessor ot a large tori one. Mr. Travers t >1 irrio.l VI 1 j j I . i I * ^ I I .i hmi > auMiuwi idioo JJUV 11.1111(11.111^1 sister of Mrs. W. K. V.uulerbill, I, .Jr. The couple eopiraled three years ago, Mrs. Travers going to Paris to live. lie left several , letters relating to Ins business, j hut nothing giving a clue to the j c ;u e of the deed. ? 1 / Important Notice. To Subscribers of the Old Papers, as Well as to the Public Generally. 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Henry Young, who shot and killed John II Williamson at Hamlet, in February 1003 , whs recently trie I and convicted of manslaughter. Ho was sentenced ' to the penitentiary tor 10 years. ?'The non-union or loyalist" Bouitml tee of the Cumberland Presbyteri in church has sent an address to tho union committee ot the N irfheru Cumberland Presbyterian church m which it strongly opposes union of the two bodu 3.