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OF AUGUSTA. I AU (J US VA, GEORGIA. fi C t-AYN E. President- $ FRANK Q. . ORD. Cashier- A CAPITA L, - - ?260,000? Surplus & Prolits. $?40,000J Wc shall he pleased to have you open anx account with this Bank. Customers and^ correspondents assured of every courtesy^ and accommodation nossihle. under cODSor'-K Y vative. modern Batiking methods. f* EDGEFIELD, S.C, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 1905. NO. 4. VUL. ?U. South Carolina's Executj To The STATE PROSPERTNG INDl'STWALLY The Governor Makes a Number of Rec-j ommendations Touching Upon Mat;! . fensrThat Will Come Before the| General Assembly. The message of lion. D. C. Hey wai .. -Governor.;, of South Carolina, to: t . General Assembly, is a comprehensiyj ?nd lucid document, giving Che Stat financial condition and dealing length with many questions a??ecti the State's welfare-matters that be before the legislature for ?onsi?e tion during the present session. 1 message' is..loo lengthy to give hej complete; but all the most importa, suggestions are embodied in the fi ^Jg lowing: MESSAGE To the Honorable, the Gentlemen.' the General Assembly. .' ; ^The .annual meeting of your ,x -!^a?lenbp'?y ^jrjngs a season .of respg iSle duties,"bf arduous labor. In cordance with thc requirements of .?:.--t3s^Constitution. I. herewith submit my Annual Message, with the assura] that I am ready to co-operate wit In advancing the weal and the di of our commonwealth. As a matt prime importance, I shall first your attention to the condition o State's finances. FINANCIAL CONDITION OF STATE.. ' For a number^bfv-yeafs past'the has been under'the. necessity, o rowing money to meet its curr? penses. The amount borrowed has; annually increasing, until, the last the State Treasurer was compi borrow the sum of $500.000. son for this increase lies in that since the year 1900 the ex; tures of the State' have annual! cedded the revenue.' In 1900 the expenditure ex ceeded the revenue hy _$10; In 1901 the expenditure ex ceeded the revenue by_ 13, In 1902 the expenditure exr ceeded the revenue by .208 . - In-1903 there was. an apparel cess of revenue over expen ~ - ^ amounting to $56,304.29, but in .' the expenditures exceeded the by $32.833.57. for the reason t sum of $89,137.86 was then rec settlement of claims against thu ^States Governn??ht.'l anet was? ' ? .^_^e;generaXfund^;- liastVeai, ' expenditures exceeded the ~ -^arreW^^ of expenditure over revenue 698.51 for the past five years, In 1903 the General Assemb lng that this coifdition of affal - BO longer exist, appointed a ci to consider "how best to put upon a cash basis, what '? sources of revenue, for th' - 1 ; Available, and what changes made in existing laws, for tl ment and-collection of taxes.' The committee reported a; session;-making several rec " tions. the only one adopted. ." *" being a license" tax upon , al tiions.' Th is. law became ope' year, and it is estimated fl - . _i add SS0.C0O to the State's rev estimated revenue from th levy for the present fiscal >' $1,050.000. The insurance li and the fees from the office retary of State may be e $50,000. To tfcis "we may from lic?nse fees, making '" 'enue for 1905 of $1,1SO,000 It will thus be seen that, penditures are the same as there will again be a " no provision made to pjac . upon a cash basis. .: SINKING FUNDS, The assets of these, severa. December 31. 1904, aro ag Comulative Sinking Fund . tion and payment of Sont Brown 4 1-2 per cent Bc 248.59..; Ordinary Sinking " 109.SS. of which $2.936.73 " escheats and $61.173.13 to t Sinking Fund proper. Si for insurance of public bul . 471.62.. ?. Cji REVENUE BOND S ""v * On December 19. 1904,. Court cf the United States . decision of the ?'nited S Court, in the ease .of Lee in son, and declared the; . Script of this State to be the Act of March 2.. 1872,.. this script was issued, a" year of its issue, its valid stant'.y been before the cou decision the State is fori of the liability to redeem of script outstanding, a to her finances has been r the decision been the ot State would have been cc: this $1.800,000. " EDUCATIONAL, 1NSTI I am deeply gratified j your honorable body tha past year-the great cause has continued to advance Mo greater nor more J c?se cab demand our thc! ... _.,?nd. our,,best energies. Inf ' &>? t?riaf* fcn cf- in d u s tri al, a have proposed, and to common schools and tutions of learning refle?1 and prosperity in the hhj; most important interests JD wealth, shall be, as it is pride and of pleasure to; labor and money spent of educating onr chlldn turn. t')an which there . .. ; er. Ignorance is.an evil. "" not alford to permit-i against the future, and this deplorable conditio money well spent at al The spirit manifested _. odr people ail over the V * guarantee' of the hope th - will- continue to reveal even greater success in t tant rr.use.. . a The reports of the ? tions, of learning- which#| by thc State will be sub by the state Sup?rinten tion. These papers will .. , interest and every one "*~ isfaclory condition of. in thesa institutions, pl lt is i necessary for me tails. ? specially as the comp>}e. will bo befoy? At f'-e South Caro' /. enrol;--nt of student . y? I lieve, than -ever .b.e'ori % ' The new normal seaois last inds on follows: reduc arolina $527, !.. $04. ongs to rd inary Fund $16. oui hy' ll Makes Suggestions ?lature y Sought, they have been award most worthy and deserving appli and it is clear that they have .strong factors in infusing new nd activity in- this institution, the South Carolina Military AcacU an increased.attendance is shown, fflciency of the graduates from the .ic institution has won signal nitron from the War Departmen, this is indeed a tribute to the and excellency, pf J ts manage t. This is one/of'the^ oldest and ; honored institutions of learning a career of valued and useful ser in the State. en?so? College continues to grow flourish. Its capacity is taxed' to fullest extent to accommodate the ?ts, and life and growth are every re in evidence. The agricultural olarships, estaglished at this college he last session of the General As hly, will attract many young men ? the lines for which this institu was primarily established. -The . Agricultural Hall, recently corn ed, is a 'valuable addition to its ndid equipment. inthrop College,- the only institu of learning which South Carolina ports- exclusively, for "the education omen, f?as a career'which fully jus s the. distinction it enjoys.: Since stablishment ?s .has grown- year .by r in the hearts of our people, and proven a potent and influential "f?c in developing education in oin* te. From its doors annually go th young women who have received most careful technical training as achers, and the effect of the work" of rfrainedj and cultivated educators in evidence in every county in South roIinaV ie- Soirth Carolina Institution for Educaron of the Deaf and Blind, Cedar Sp??hg, submits a report which ows that this institution is keeping ?. with our other educational inter CVI availed myself of the privilege visiting the school last year, and is pleased and gratified to see evi nces of the remarkable work which accomplished. There can be no sub titute for the training, the system and jthe .helpful influences which are here ?so skilfully combined; there can be.no just and adequate estimate of the good which is revealed in the molding of usefulness. JrX '? The trustees of these institutions, with one exception, together with those of the'Colored Normal, Industrial, Ag ricultural an.d, -.Mechanical Collgee, at Orangeburg-which, I am* glad to say. is well managed, and. is doing good ?work-all ask from you practically the same appropriations as were given last year. I earnestly recommende that ?.h?59?a^pr.?prtcloins bc made, and the good'work done with thc:-results ac complished, make me regret that we cannot dc. even more. COMMON SCHOOLS. In reference to the condition of the common schools of the State, I would respectfully refer you. to the full and painstaking details which are presented in the report of our State .Superinten dent of Education; This report shows an increased . attendance,., and;. also shows that twenty districts at your last session secured the passage^ of -special acts to issue bonds for the purpose of building, new schoolhouses. In this report is included the statement that a very large number of school districts have levied special taxes. It is gratify ing to note that the school terms are gradually being increased, with, larger salaries paid'tb teacher 'which,'in my opinion, is most necessary and import ant. Superintendent Martin recommends that a certain per cent, of the school funds be set aside for the* erection of school buildings by the county boards of education, and in this re^jmrnenda tion I heartily concur. A recommenda tion looking to an increase in the num ber of rural school libraries, and regu lating their establishment, which re commendation also has my indorse ment. In reference to the South Carolina College the'Governor recommends that ic be. elevated-to the university plane, calling attention to the fact that all other States have State-universities ex cept South Carolina. He also suggests a mild compulsory school law, urging the necessity of giving a proper training to the children -)f every commun i ty. ? COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE COMMERCE AND IMMIGRATION. .Ii; is with a great, deal pf pleasure that" I" commend to 'your direful ccn ;idep;ation-.th(e.f-u-ll and admirable report 3f th*}' Commissioner of Agriculture. Commerce and Immigration. This <re Ejort shows, beyond any question, the urgent need for such a department. South Carolina, by the. establishment jf this department", has become the pioneer Southern State in developing its agricultural and - commercial re sources by means of immigration from 3ther States, and from abroad, an l this 'act. has already won for ns widespread .ecognition. Though this department was only established' at.your last ses >?OT\ and our efficient Commissioner' lualified just nine months ago. the re port of Commissioner Watson will ;how valuable: and f?r-reching results ilready accomplished'. It is difficult to Degin a work of ttys nature; to offi ??ally organize a State Immigration-De partment ir\an arduous task; especially ;o when the' State .is beyond the line's ilong which the immigration move r:en has been progressing. .'. ? " . STATE .MILITIA. Your attention is .invited to the re ?orts of Adjutant-General Frost and :vieiit.-Col. . Ezra B. Fuller, pf the Jnited States Army, which contain (aluable facts for your consideration in .eference to the State_Militia. Upon ray .equest. Colonel FulleVwas detaile l by he War Department to' report for" duty, o act inpoopcration with ,the Adju .ant-General in promoting the effici ency of our- State troops. The services >f this officer have been most valuable, md the military branch of aw Govern nenUHas' been materially aided by bis York. DISPENSARY. ~" ".*? Last year I purposely retrained from naking,any recommendations in refer ence ,to the Dispensary. My reason for his was that I had not then had suffi rent time to familiarize myself with he practical workings of the system. I ?ave since had greater opportunity to ;rudy some of thc more important de ails regarding^the management of this nstitution, and for this reason I b?g o- submit, for your consideration, ihange's which I am constrained to hink will be improvements. To prope'rJy regulate 1 control the. ale of liquor has alwa en a ques lon-mosf dtfHcult of K oh. Theories ipori this subject, wt . /er. and wher ever tested, alway* become dlffi problems when, theil' practical enrol merit UR laws, or r?gulations, ?rfc tempted* No liqu?r la\V has ever Been devised, which; iii its general eratipn, has givbil ?litir? sat?sfacti South. Carolina is the first and o State that has attempted to solve 1 problem under such State control is included in our present Dispens Law. In spite of the fact that this : has many strong points which cc mend .lt, most notably among th being, 'in my opinion, the fact that bas decreased drunkenness, it ls a true that, like other laws, it has its : perfections. I am convinced that If t system can be properly regulated, will be one of the best solutions of liquor question. If not properly m aged and controlled, its usefulness \ bc at an end. The recommendath which I shall make will be submit with a view solely to improve the s tem, and to place all available le restraints around the sale and use liquors. : The purpose of the Dispensary sho be, not to increase, but to curtail fl control, the sale of liquor, and this p pose should always be kept in view, a business Institution, it should placed as far as possible above cr: cism, and its restrictive regulatk should be rigidly enforced. The mi agement of the..Dispensary has alwf been the subject of more or less cri cism. During the past few months tl criticism has been made frequently, a with the greatest freedom. It is nee sary that the system should be ma a& business-like as possible, and to tl important end I shall principally din my recommendations. . . STATE COMMISSIONER. The, State commissioner should, my judgment, be-the officer"whose c ty it should be. to purchase all suppli for the Dispensary. He should be quired to make contracts, not for a specified amount of liquor, brit 1 such supplies as may be actually i quired, such requirements to be c termined by the .Commissioner, base as far as passible, upon orders I ceived by him from dispensers, J proved by the County Boards, and fil with him thirty days before the a vertisement for bids by that officer. REMOVAL OF DISPENSARIES. At your last session there was c acted a law giving to counties whi< desire prohibition the right by a m jcrity vote to close their dispensarle and upon the taxable property of t counties so voting it was requlr< that there be levied an annual ti of one-half of one mill, this tax to 1 expended by the Governor in enforcir the law, should the local authority fail to do so. Objection has be? made to this law on account of the ti imposed, it being contended thai, is in the nature of a penalty, its effe> being to deter the people from votin for tho removal of Dispensaries. I do not agree with this view, prohibition be. substituted for the Di pensary law, then prohibition shoul be enforced, and when this cannot t done through the sentiment of the pei pie, expense must certainly be incu red. Thc counties now pay for th enforcement of each any every lav and it is not fair to expect countie which--maintain ,thA-Dis;pcnRary t take the profits accruing to the Gene: al School Fund, to defray the expense of the. enforcement of the law in county which.pays nothing. Beside this, thc lax is by no means excessive it can bo expended only when neceas ty requires,- and then solely in an e? fort to accomplish tho purpose fo which the people voted. STATE HOSPITAL FOR THE IN SANE. The governor recommends libera aprropriations for this institution, ani speaks in words of praise of the gooi work it has done and is doing. PENITENTIARY. In reference to the condition of th* Penitentiary. I would refer you to th? reports pf the Superintendent and thi Board of Directors. During the pas two years I have availed myself o opportunities to observe this insttu tion closely, and am glad to say tba it is excellently managed. The con victs are well treated, and the disci pline is equal to that of any similar institution. STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. The excellent work of this board if commended and it is recommended that its work be sustained by the leg islalure. PENSIONS. The largest appropriation made by your body is for thc care of the Con federate Veterans. Tlris amount seems large when compared with the total ap propriation, but when viewed in anoth er light we cannot but feel that we would like to clo much more for the old soldiers who in years that have gone did so much for their State and country. The total number of pen sioners on the rolls this year was 8, 554. and ?197,309.42 was the amount distributed among them. The law, generally speaking, is working satis factorily, but in reference to certain classifications it is believed that im provement can be made, and the Comptroller General will specifically direct your attention to the proposed changes. Anything pertaining to the proper care of the veterans of the Confederacy will. I am sure, have your most thoughtful consideration. We owe. them a deep and lasting debt of gratitude, and care for those who, in their old.age and declining days, need this care, should be. as i'. is. a privi lege and one of the first duties of our people. BIENNIAL SESSIONS. At your proceeding session an amedment to the Constitution provid ing for biennial sessions cf your body, having been agreed upon, it was sub mitted to the qualified electors of the State at the general election, a ma jority of whom voted in favor of this amendment. Believeing as I clo, that biennial sessions will afford all neces sary legislation, and will result in a retrenchment of expense, I trust you will ratify this vote in order that the amendment may become effective. CONCLUSION. In as brief space as posible I have endeavored to give to you information concerning the most important depart ments of our State Government, and have made for your consideration such recommendations as'appear to me to be necessary and important. I re joice to add that progress and pros perity continue to bless us. with thc uplifting influences that come from thc earnest labors of a united people. Thc welfare cf South Carolina is large ly in your keeping, and much hope for her future will depend upon thc results ot your deliberations. There was once a temple erected with no sounds of tools of labor, with no confusion of baste and disorder, without noise and strife. Imbued with this spirit, with united zeal and devotion may you quit yourselves like men; may your delib srations add lo the upbuilding of our Commonwealth; may they contribute Lo the reign of law and order, to the peace and happiness of our people, incl to thc dignity and honor of our 5tate. D. C. HEYWARD, Governor. LEGISLATURE MEETS -?-? South Carolina Towiimakers Get Down; to Business. BOTH HOUSES ARE ORGANIZED., Session of the House and Senate Qpen-i ed on Tuesday and Both Branches; Organized For Business. The Senate organized hy the elec tion of the following named officers: Senator R. L. Manning, Sumter, tem porary chairman; R. R. Hemphill, clerk; J. F. Schumpert, sergeant-at rims; W. H. Stewart, readir.g clerk; Rev. W. I. Herbert, Methodist, chap .a)n. In each case the incumbent was re-eleci.cd and none was opposed ex: cept Chaplain Herbert. Mr. H. S. Din) gie, of Charleston, was re-appointed assistant clerk. The dispensary question came up in the form of a resolution by Senator Blease, who seeks a thorough investi gation of not only every department of the system, but of every rumor that has been started against it. Ailer Clerk Hamer had called the House to order at noon, on the nomin ation of Mr. Prince Altamont Moses was unanimously chosen temporary chairman and was immediately sworn in. He swore in the new members^.. The House then went into 'the elee-' lion of a Speaker,- and Mr. M. h. Smith was chosen. J. C. Hamer, of Marlboro, was re elected clerk. When he had taken the oath of office, on motion of Mr. Altamont Mosos. he reported) the or ganization of the House to the Sen ate, which had already reported to the House as being organized. On the nomination of W. P. Pollock, J. S. Wil son, of Lancaster, was re-elected ser geant-at-arms. Alter the Dispensary. The legislative machinery was not quite ready to move with dispatch in ali its parts, the new bills not being in shape to be acted upon as yet. So the sessions of both houses were short, and neither was characterized by interest ing or important incident. The Senate adjourned after the introduction of two unimportant new bills, and will likely adjourn until Monday. The House was in session only an hour, during which the' Governor's message was read. Representative Fra ser introduced a resolution to abolish the Saturday sessions of the House, so as to adjourn on Fridays until Mondays at noon. An important new bill touching the dispensary is that by Representative Toole, who seeks to amend section' 7 (the Brice act) so as to require the State board's consent before more than one dispenser can be appointed ingaby county; If a fourth of the qualified"??^ tors of a township in which it ls r?0-\ posea to locate a dispensary ^p?unSfS for it an election shall be held anti a majority at the ensuing election niay reject the dispensary or in like manner vote out dispensaries already estab lished. With the exception of Henry and Beaufort counties, dispensaries are not to be established in unincorporated towns except by special act of tbe Leg islature. Counties may remove or es tablish dispensaries by majority elec tion or petition of one-fourth the quali fied electors, but these elections may be held only once in four years. Section 4 provides for the appoint ment of the third member of the county board on the recommendation of the mayor at the county seat. Thc county boards are to approve the or ders sent in hy thc dispensers for liquor. Thursday's Session. Thursday was again a do-nothing day in the South Carolina Legislature, each house house adjourning after a brief session, during which some new bills were introduced. Speaker of the House Smith announced his new com mittees, and this having been done in the Senate and the engrossing depart ment having gotten well under way, it is expected that both houses will be working smoothly and with dispatch by the first of next week. By an aye and nay vote of 93 to 23 the House adopted Mr. Fraser's resolution doing away with Saturday sessions. In the House a number of new bills were in troduced. These included Josh Ash ley's bill to abolish the immigration department. In the Senate. Senator Blease intro duced his bill calling for a reduction in railroad fares to 2 1-2 cents a mile from 3 cents a mile. The committee favorably reported his resolution call ing for a rigorous investigation of the dispensary, but so far thc result Is that nothing definite will result from the investigation and little attention is being given the resolution. The resolu tion went over, Senator Brice objecting to immediate consideration. Senator Raysor's dispensary bill, fol lowing the lines of Governor Heyward's suggestions with the exception that it gives the appointment of the three members to the Governor, who is also authorized to suspend the commission for cause. The members of the board are to be paid $1,500 a year, and are to meet weekly instead of monthly. The purchasing authority is taken from the board and given to the commission ers, who is required to open the seal ed bids submitted to the State Treas urer in the presence of the board. Thc Senate and House committee ap pointed by the last Legislature to in vestigate the feasibility of establishing a State fertilizer faculty has submitted its report to the effect that the resolu tion under which the commission was created failing to provide for expenses the commission has found a thorough investigation impossible. State Geolo gist Sloan, whom tbe commission call ed to its aid, estimated the cost of a thorough investigation at $12,000 and two years' time. The matter is of some general interest in view of the sad way in which the phosphate in dustry of the State has fallen off in the past decade-dwindling to almost nothing from a great and prosperous undertaking. The fight over tho formation of the new county of Calhoun from partss of Edgefield, Abbeville and Greenwood counties is warming up a bit, and in terest in the forthcoming contest is increasing. A determined effort on the part of Edgefieldvwill he made to tie up the new county in the Legislature with the bill creating the new county. The Calhoun advocated perfected their approval of the State board of canvas sers from the finding of the Edgefield county board, which decided to throw out the Edgefield vote on the ?ground that the books of registration' were opened on Monday instead of Tpesday, as required by The Code. A 'special meeting of the State board of canvas sers to determine the appeal Lwi?l be held next Mom1* t noon In tte Sec retary o? Statt ?fice. I CONGRESS Al WORK. The Senate and House Regularly at Work-What They are Doing. Morgan oh Statehood BM. After the passage of the omnibus bill claims bill and fixing January 28 for the delivery of addresses in mem ory of the late Senator Hoar; the Sen ate devoted the day to the Statehood bill. Mr. Morgan spoke for two hours against the hill. The speech of Mr. Morgan followed closely the arguments he made against the Statehood legislation proposed two years ago, but. he spoke particularly "Of the character of the population of Nev/ Mexico and Indian Territory. Ke declared that the framers of the legis lation were of the white race and that it -was not the intention of thc Mexi cans, Indians, negroes an? half-breeds should be brought into citizenship. He said that if Arizona and New Mexico were admitted into the Union this class of citizenship would control the elec tions and that bribes and whiskey might control them. Mr. Mallory presented the minority report of the merchant marine com mission. It was referred to the com mittee on commerce. The omnibus claims bill was passed with several committee amendments. It carries direct appropriations amount ing to about $2,S00,00D. The Senate ad journed. Thc Swayne Investigation. The House of Representatives de ! voted its entire session to discussion of the impeachment charges against Judge Charles Swayne, of the north ern district of Florida. A dramatic incident occurred when Mr. Little field, of Maine, called on Mr. Lamar, of Florida, who filed the charges against the judge, to admit or repudiate an alleged interview which the former claimed tended to incite the people to commit an act Of evidence against Judge Swayne. Mr. Lamar said thai although Judge Swayne was known to bo the most lawless man in Florida he had remained secure from bodily j harm. Mr. Lamar, of Pennsylvania, chair man of the committee of seven, an pointed by ibo Speaker to prepare the case against Judge Swayne, ex plained that, the majority of the com mittee had received (heir conclusions after most painstaking deliberation and it. remained for the House to take such further action i:i the case as it I might deem proper: Mr. Palmer defined what constitut ed impeachment offenses and said a judge could be impeached for any mis behavior. He then gave a resume of the 12 articles of impeachment, which his committee had brought in. Replying -to a question by Mr. Cock ran, of New York, as to whether any litige tiant was opposed by the alleged failure of Judge Swayne to acquire a legal residence in his district, Mr. Pal mer said the evidence abounded in such cases. He discussed at length the statute governing contempt cases, and said it was "so plain that a way faring man or a fool may not err therein." That, he said, was "where this man has sinned." *-3rfi->-Palmer ?vokod iou:'. r?.ppJftUi?o when, raising his voice, he declared his intention of introducing at the present session a hill which would give every man punished for contempt the right to appeal to some higher court. Mr. Palmer reviewed the contempt cases of Beiden and Davis, saying that Judge Swayne claimevi that the pun ishment of the two men was moderate. "I hope" he added, "God will be good to the men that Judge Swayne imposes a severe sentence upon." Referring to the real estate trans action of Judge Swayne in Pensacola, Mr. Palmor said that no other judge on earth would have done such a thing. .Judge Swayne's court, he said, was 1 reeking wita bankruptcies, scandals and suicides, and he did not believe the judge had a friend in his district. The Senate and the Mormons. Nearly the entire day Thursday in thc- SmOot investigation was devoted to a continuation of testimony relating to political conditions in Idaho. Frank Martin and F. H. Holzheimer, promi I neut Idaho Democrats, testified that a majority of tho Democrats of the State opposed "an unnecessary attack" on the Mormon Church, which they said was the effect of the anti-polygamy plank of the party's State platform. James H. Bradley, chairman of the Republican State committee, told of taking advantage of the Democratic charges in order to get votes for the Republican ticket. He charged also til at the Democrats traded off Judge Parker, the Democratic candidate for President, i'o:r votes for former Senator Heitfield, the Democratic candidate for Governor. Just before the adjourn ment was taken. J. W. N. Whitecotton, of Provo, Utah, was called to the stand and an examination began in relation io political conditions in Utah. Mr. Holzheimer said there had been no plural marriages in Idaho since the manifesto. He said all young Mormons were opposed to polygamy; that the practice of polygamy in Idaho is only in isolated cases; that there had been a few cases where children have been horn in plural families since the mani festo, but that there are not more than 20 or 30 plural families in the whole State, and that the Church did not in terfere in politics. Mr. Martin said he never had known of any instance of Mormon interfer ence in the politics of Idaho. He said l e had heard it charged that Mormon influence had defeated former Governor Morrison for re-nomination, but he be lieved SO per cent, of the people did not credit the charge. The witness ex pressed the opinion that it was an an nouncement by Senator DuBois that he intended to push the Smoot investiga tion that provoked the Mormon contro versy of the last campaign. Mr. Brady said that he made a care ful investigation of the number of polygamists in Idaho, and to the best of his information there were only 56. Hehaid thatMormon precincts in which Mormon polygamists campaigned showed a falling off in the Republican vote. This information was given, to show that thc younger Mormons were opposed to polygamy. "It is all bosh," said the witness, "to say that Mormons get everything they want in Idaho-at least, if they do they want very little." Currency Bill Taken Up. Washington, Special.-The session of the House Tuesday was given ever al most entirely to a discussion of the bill reported by the committee on banking and currency "to improve currency conditions." A sudden in terest in the measures seemed to de velop, as evidenced by the large mem bership present throughout the day. Democratic opposition mainly was dis sipated by the adoption of an amend ment offered by Mr. Williams, of Mis sissippi, providing that government deposits shall be made only upon com petitive bids. Final action on the bill * as not taken. CAROLINA AFFAIRS M Occurrences of Interest ? in Various Parts of the State. Geneal Cotton Market. ? Middling. Galveston, easy;.7.00 New Orleans, quiet.6% Mobile, easy.6% Savannah, quiet.7.00 Baltimore, quiet .VA New York, quiet.7.10 Boston, quiet.7.15 Charlotte Cotton Market. These figures represent prices paid to wagons: Middling.'.6%@1 Tinges.6 to fi Vs Stains.5 to 5% Hampton Monument Commission. At the meeting of- the Hampton Monument commission yesterday reso lutions were passed expressing the sor row of the members of the commission on account of the death of Col. C. S. McCall of Marlboro, chairman of the commission. Mr. Mciver Williamson of Darlington was present and became a member of the commission by appoint ment ot the governor. The other mem bers are: Senator Marshall and Rep resentatives E. Mitchell Seabrook, B. A. Morgan and Altamont Moses. Senator Marshall was elected chairman of the commission, an honor worthily bestow ed because he has taken such deep In terest in the enaction of the law and in the progress of the work of the commission. To Urge Organization. Anderson, Special.-At the regular monthly meeting of the Farmers' Edu cational and Cooperative union a reso lution was unanimously adopted pledging the members of the union to reduce their cotton acreage this year 25 per cent. It was decided also to make the same reduction in the use of commercial fertilizers. A committee of five was appointed to issue an address to the farmers of the State, urging thorough organization along the lines of the union in this county. Palmetto Items. The Union and Glenn Springsg rail road has complete and opened to the public the bridge made necessary by its 26-foot cut on Virgin street, near tne old Presbyterian cemetary. The bridge is a very substantial structure and is wide enough in the middle to allow too vehicles to pass while on each side railed off is a pasagge way for pedestrians, the outside being lat tice work so closely built that there Is no posibility for even a small child to fall throughg. The town street force has been doing some work to put the approaches of the brid-ggpin.Ji.ettsr. cpa dition. This will be charged blotc" to the railroad company. Florida Special Derailed. Wilmington, N. C., Special-Train No. 37, known as the New York and Florida Special of the Atlantic Coast Line, on its initial trip from New York to St. Augustine, Florida, inaugurating the tourist season, was wrecked this morning near Hardeeville, S. C., 32 miles north of Savannah, the three rear coaches of the train made up of solid Pullmans having been derailed and turned on one side by the track. Five pasengers, the Pullman conduc tor, electrician, four waiters, four cooks, two porters and the train con ductor, Mccutcheon. Baggage Master Grist and the colored train porter were slightly hurt, while Flagman Moseley White, of Salters, S. C., was seriously, but not necessarily fatally, injured. Headquarters of the system in this city have have not yet been able to accurately determine what canned the wreck. The three cars which left the track were at the rear, the locomotive and three others having passed over without damage. Thc injured were transferred to the intact section of the train and given necessary medical attendance at Savannah, arriving there only an hour and ten minutes late. The remainder of the passengers went through to their destination. Two ?Med and Six Wounded. Manila, By Cable.-In an engagement which took place on January 8th. with refactory Moros on the Island of Jolo, Lieutenant James J. Sewell and one private of the Fourteenth United States Cavalry, were killed and Second Lieu tenant Roy W. Ashbrook, of the Sev enteenth United States Infantry; Cap tain Halstead Dorey, of the Fourth United States Infantry; Second Lieu tenant R. C. Richardson, of the Four teenth United States Cavalry, and three privates were wounded. Fall River Unions to Meet. Fall River, Mass., Special-The mem bers of the different textile unions in the city will be asked to vote on the question of delegating the power of set tling the strike in the cotton mills here to the fifteen members of the tex tile council. The call for this meet jug was issued and ls said to be the result of the efforts of Governor Doug lass to settle the strike, which has been in progress for nearly six months. Stock Growers' Convention. Jacksonville, Fia., Special. - The Southern Stock Growers' convention listened to a number- of interesting papers during the morning session. Four addresses were delivered at the afternoon session, after which the old officers were re-elected anti the con vention adjourned to meet in Tampa. Fla., Feb. I. Telegraphic Briefs. The American Public Health Asso ciation , in session at Havana, discus sed tuberculosis. More than 70,000 German coal min ers are on a strike. Vice-Admiral Doubanoff who recent ly conferred with the Czar, said that early peace between Russia and Japan is likely. A statute of Lord Russel of Killowen formerly Chief Justice of England, was unveiled in Loudon. King Christian, of Denmark, nomi nated M. J. Christensen. Mister of Pub lic Instruction, io form a new cabinet. A bill has been introduced in con gress authorising the sale of unused burial lots in the Congres One Carload Received, aud mora coming in, which ihcliul ?S the following IIOLTDAY GOODS. Boys wagons, Goat carts. Hobby Horses. Sbo>Flys Velocipedes and Tricycle. A large an-1 tins assortment worth selliug. Seven cases of Chase's fine plush and boa vor] robes fr^na $1.25 to $25.00. Remember the Babcock vehicles. H. H. CO SK ERY, Sole Agent. 749 AND 751 . - - - - AUGUSTA, GA. Farrand. Organs The Bese in thc world. The Factory does three quarters of n million dollars worth of business a year. Quality considered they are tde CHEAPEST ORGANS made. Over fifty now in stock. Terms accommodat ing. Write me before buying elsewhere. Other magnifi cent organs in appearance at Forty-Five Dollars, with stool and box. Freight paid J. A. Holland NINETY SIX, S. C. W. J. Rutherford & Co, MANUFACTURERS OF AND DEALER IN Cement, Plaster, Hair, Fire Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roofing and other Material. Write Us For Prices. Corner Reynolds hnd Washington Streets, . A xi ?ri i erf o Georgia, THIS SPACE IS TAREN BY Thc Leading Grocers of Augusta Ga,( ?RRINGTON BROS. COMPANY, 839 Broad '. F. SAMPLE of Saluda County and H. H. SCOTT, JR., of Edg?field County are with us., and want to seo you. Wagons uggies FURNITURE:. Large Shipments of the best makes of wagons and buggies just received. Our stock of furniture and house furnishing? is complete. A Largo fetock. COFFINS and CAi always on hand. All calls for our Hearse prompt ly responded to. All goods sold on a small mar gin of profit. Call to see rae, I will save you money. GEO. Johnston, South Carolina, WE make our annual Fall bow to the Edgefield shop pers and request them call to see our mammoth stock when in Augusta. DEY GOODS: We have everything from staple Domestics to Finest Dress Goods, the prices and quality right. MILLINERY; Our Milmery depart ment is filled with the newest and latest styles. CLOTHING : Men's Boy's and Children's suits from $2.00 to 818 00. also large stock of Ladies' Cloak?, Reefers, and Walking suits. Great Bargains iu Ladies Skirls. Finest line of Men's Fants in fthn nitY.Xrffm-fl 10 to $5.007 Sel our big values in Blankets, ?Spreads and Comforts. Our SiiOES cannot be excelled in tho price, quality or st; vie. MEN'S HATS iu all new shapes and colors. ?p?ur store is the place to get your money's worth. AUGUSTA BEE HIVE.