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ESTABLISHED IN I?
BIG LOSS OF LIFE
in Several States Caused by a
Destructive Cyclone
THREE HUNDRED DEAD
1
Over One Thousand More or Less
Injured, and Many Thonsands Are|
Homeless.?Storm Covered Mach
Territory, Nearly Fifty Towns Be
ing Wrecked, Some of Which Are
Almost Wiped Out.
Three hundred and fifty killed, a
hundred or more persons fatally in
jured and many times' this number
painfully hurt, together with a prop
erty loss running up into the millions,
Is theN record so far of a series of
tornadoes that originated in the West
Thursday, sweeping across Texas, Ok
lahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missis
sippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Geor
gia Friday and Friday night.
It left a path of death, desolation
and want in its wake, seriously inter
rupted communication between cities
fcvthe South and brought about chao
tic conditions in many smaller towns.
Mississippi bore the brunt of the
Stenn. Reports from that State in-1
dicate that the loss of life will be by
far the greatest of any section
through which the storm passed.
Estimates of those who loss their
lives as a result of tornadoes in Mis
sippi place the death list at near three
hundred and fifty, with a thousand
or more injured. In Tjexas, Louis-l
iana, Alabama and Georgia the death
lists are also large, with loss of life
in Arkansas and xennessee.
Authentic information is in many
instances lacking owing to crippled
facilities for communication and the
lack of time to form anything like an
accurate estimate of the damage.
The storm, which first appeared in
?Georgia at Columbus, on. the Ala
bama line, seems to have moved in a
northeasterly direction, striking the
towns of Chipley, Harris, LaGrange
Griffin, McDonald, Locust Grove, Ce
dartown and Cave Springs, while a
portion of its fury was felt in the;
eastern su*-burbs of Atlanta shortly
after midnight. *
. Most of the-dead are negroes. Per
haps a dozen white persons were
caught in falling buildings and either
fatally injured or so serously disabled
is to require medical attention.
The loss of life was in the quar
ters of colored persons where the
wind destroyed their cabins, burying
the occupants in the debris, or in the
farming section of the country where
trees were uprooted, telegraph and
telephone polls torn up and general
destruction became an encore to a
storm which, with almost tornado
fury, swept through the country.
It is difficult to estimate the loss
of life or the extent of the disaster,
for there is little or no communica
tion with the points where the wind
and rain did its greatest damage.
In Louisiana It is estimated that a
score of small towns were destroyed
or nartially wrecked. These include
Amite City, Arcadia and Independ
ence, Belle Grove, Melton, Lorman,
Pine Ridge, Quitman, Landing, Fair
Childs Creek, Purvis and Lumberton,
Miss, are reported seriously damaged
by the storm.
In Alabama, Dora was the chief
sufferer. This town is also known as
Bergen. Four or more persons were
killed, among them the wife and
daughter of Section Master Moore.
Fifty persons at the lowest estimate
were injured. Those most seriously
hurt were carried to hospitals in Bir
mingham, Ala. One woman, a Mrs.
McCully, died on the train. Two
other members of this family were
seriously injured. At Bergen cars
were Mown from the railroad tracks
and considerable other property de
stroyed. Reports also say that the
storm struck Abertville, Ala., and de
stroyed nearly the entire northern
portion of the town. A cotton mill
was blown down, the storm ranging
northward, doing much destruction to
life and property.
An unconfirmed report from that
section gives the death list as from 30
to 35 with other persons injured. A
special train was sent from Birming
ham, carrying physicians and a squad
of State militiamen to the district.
Aid is also pouring in from all drec
tons.
From Meridian, Miss., comes a re
port that Mrs. John Minniece and her
child were killed outright and John
Minniece was seriously injured, while
a number of other persons were hurt
and there was considerable destruc
tion of property.
Richland and Lamourie. La., were
struck by the storm and nearly a fifth
of their population injured.
Winchester, Miss., a small town, is
reported wiped out, though only
two persons are known to have been
killed.
Natchez, Miss., reports sixty are
known to be dead in the northern
Louisiana storm. Hundreds of plan
tation cabins are reported destroyed
in that section.
?Mobile reported nine dead in Hat
tiesburg. Miss., but this has not been
confirmed. , *
A Wonderful Cat.
The Newberry Observer says:
"There is a pet cat in the family of
Thomas Barberry, of Hopkins Cor
ners, Mich., that will never play with
the baby without first bitting off the
sharp point on Its claws _ *
69.
THE PRESS GANG
how time well be spent at
gaffney,
Many Interesting Papers to Be. Read.
People of Gaffney Expect to Make
Visitors Have a Good Time.
President E. H. Aull, of the South
Carolina Press Association, attended
a meeting at Gaffney last week of
the subcommittee which was appoint
ed to arrange the details of the pro
gramme for tbe annual meeting of
thej Associaton at Gaffney, June 15
I8.1 J. E. Norment, C. M. Galloway
and1 Willarn Banks were also of this
subcommittee, but were unavoidably
absent
President Aull and Mr. Edward
DeCamp met and went over the pro
gramme as partially agreed upon at
a former meeting of the committee,
and President Aull was requested to
put the programme in shape and ar
range for its publication. As a result
of the conference the following pro
gramme is announced for the annual
meeting: - ?
Tuesday Morning, June 16, 10
O'clock. '
Association called to order in aud
itorium of Limestone College by Pres
ident E. H. Aull.
Prayer by the chaplain, the Rev.
W. P. Jacobs D. D.
Address of welcome on behalf j[
the city of Gaffney, by Prof. H. P.
Griffith.
Address of welcome on behalf of
Limestone College by Dr. Lee Davis
[.odge.
Responses to addresses of welcome
by President E. H. Aull and Secre
tary R. Itt. Freeman.
Business Session.
Subject, "The Business End of a
Newspaper Office," H. L. Watson,
Zrrconwood Index.
"To What Extent Should News
papers Give the Fiee Use of Their
Column to Candidates," C. W. Wolfe,
Kingstree Record.
"My Esteemed Contemporary," T.
R. Waring, Charleston Post.
Afternoon Session.
"The Impress of Environment Upon
;he Newspaper and its Formative In
luence," J. E. Norment.
Miscellaneous business.
4:30 o'clock. Drive around the
:ity. including visit to manufactories
md tin mines.
Evening Session, 8:30 O'clock.
Address, "The Great Importance of
;he Development of, our Rural
Schools," Miss Mary T. Nance, pres
dent of the Rural School Improve
ment Association of South Carolina.
Wednesday Morning, June 17, 9
O'clock.
Visit to power plant of the Elec
;rical Power (and Manufacturing
Company on Broad River in a special
rain. A general picnic will be served
it the power plant.
Night Session.
Adiress, "The Postofflce Depart
ment and the Legitimate Publisher,"
rlon. A. L. Lawshc third assistant
Postmaster General, Washington, D.
Address, Hon. R. R. Edmonds,
iditor of the Manufacturers' Record,
Baltimore, Md.
Thursday Morning, June 18, 0:30
O'clock.
"The Technical Construction of a
Newspaper Story," Jas. A. Hoyt, The
News and Courier Bureau, Columbia,
5. C.
"How to Prepare Copy," C. H. Gal
loway, the State, Columbia, S. C.
"The Use of the Telephone in Gath
ering the News," A. H. Carpenter,
the Daily Mail, Anderson, S. Ci
Afternoon Session, 8 O'clock.
"Historical Symposium," paper and
addresses by Col. T. B. Crews, Her
ald, Laurens; N. G. Osteen, Watch
man and Southron, Sumter; Jno. W.
Holmes, People, Barnwell; Hugh
Wilson, Press and Banner, Abbeville;
Miles B. McSweeney, Guardian,
Hampton.
Miscellaneous busiuess.
Election of officers.
Night Session, 10 O'CIock.
Panquet, tendered by citizens of
Gaffney.
It is earnestly requested by the
citizens of Gaffney that all members,
with their families, will reach Gaff
ney during Monday and Monday eve
ning. The officers of the Association,
also, earnestly request that every
publisher in South Carolina attend
this meeting.
The people of Gaffney are very
much in earnest in their efforts to
make this a most enjoyable meeting,
and when they undertake to do a
thing they do it.
In addition to the program Editor!
Lo>less. of the Augusta Chronicle,]
and Editor Caldwell, of the Charlotte
Observer, have accepted invitations
to meet with their South Carolina
brethren.
"If you are not a member of the
Association," says President Aull,
"send your name and initiation fee to
Treasurer August Kohn, Columbia, S.
C., and make your arrangements to
take a week off, leaving your home
on Monday, so as to reach Gaffney in
time for the opening session Tuesday
morning, and have your business so
arranged that you can remain away
from your desk until the following
Monday, so that you may take the
trip through the beautiful sceuery of
Western North Carolina, which trip
is being arranged and the details of
which will be announced in a sep
erate circular.
"We will live together as one Tam
ily during the session at Gaffney, ;n
the Limestone College. While there
ORANGrEBU
SHIPS COLLIDE.
Twenty-Eight Men Are Dead 01
Missing as Results.
CRUISER AND LINER
Come Together Off the Isle of Wright
and the Cruiser Goes ta the Bot
torn With Part of Her Crew.-?The
Accident Was Unavoidable Is the
General Opinion Among Shipping
Men.
A dispatch from London says the
total number of dead and missing of
I the Gladiator's crew as a result of
the collision- between the American
liner St. Paul and the British cruiser
off the Isle of Wright is 2S. Divers
Sunday searched the sunken cruiser
for bodies, but were not successful
in finding any.
The opinion among shipping men
and naval officers and officials appears
to be unanimous that the accident
was unavoidable, being one of the
chances .of the sea which all seamen
must risk.
. All witnesss of the disaster agree
practically that both crews behaved
as well as possible.
Coming so soon after the loss of
the torpedo boat destroyer Tiger,
which was sunk by the cruiser Ber
wick off the Isle of Wright on April
3, last, 36 men being drowned, the
sinking of the Gladiator is a severe
blow to the British navy.
The damaged bow of the St. Paul
indicates that she forced her nose at
least 20 feet through the cruiser's
side, but, fortunately the greatest
damage she received was above the
water line. The bow post was buckled,
while the plates on both the port and
starboard bows were crushed in and
gaping cracks extended along the
side.
Neither Capt Passow nor any of
his officers would discuss the acci
dent, preferring to wait until they
can submit their reports to the proper
officials. It was learned, however,
that Capt. Passow is sorely grieved
at the disaster, this being his first
serious mishap.
' Had the cruiser been painted any
other color than slate she might have
been seen earlier and the collision
avi ided, but Great Britain has decid
ed that her warships attract less at
tention when thus painted. *
HUNT FOR LOST BOY.
James K. Willard, of Ogden, Utah,
Is Searching Whole Country.
The Atlanta Journal says on Wed
nesday morning a well-dressed man
with a distinctly western appearance
walked into the police station and be
gan making inquiries as to whether
they had heard anything of a strange
woman with a nine-year-old boy being
seen in Atlanta.
He Eiated that about four months
ago his only child had been kidnapped
and. he was searching for bim, com
ng to Atlanta from New Orleans upon
hearing that the woman and boy
were headed this way.
Upon being questioned the myster
ious man stated that his name was
James K. Willard, and that he lived
near Odgen, Utah. He stated that his
child, Karl Willard, was stolen from
near his home about four months ago
and practically ever since that time
he has been searching for him, and
intended to keep searching until he
either found the boy or knew positive
ly where ho was.
The child was described as being
a pretty nine-year-old boy with gold
en curly locks. He said that the boy
was very smart and that he knew he
would hear from his child if he ever
got an opportunity to write him. *
BRYAN WINS AGAIN.
Massachusetts Will Send Delegates to
Denver Favorable to Him.
A dispatch from Boston says the
Bryan men report the state for
Bryan at the caucusses held to elect
delegates to the state convention. No
contest worth the name was made
for any other candidate, aud the dele
gates chosen, weue, generally speak
ing, favorable to Bryan. In Boston
only four per cent, of the party vote
came out. and the same thing was
the rule throughout the state. In
oue Boston ward, where efforts were
mude to elect delegates, pledged to
Johnson, the attempt was unsuccess
ful. , *
we will be the guests of the city.
Editor DeCamp made that statement
at the Isle of Palms last summer and
insists on carrying it out.
'?If yon desire transportation ft.r
yovrseli or any member of your fam
ily write in ample time to the presi
dent at Newberry, S. C, or to the
secretary at Bennettsville, S. C, stat
ing by which route you desire to go.
and efforts,will be made to secure you
necessary transportation.
"Let us repeat our request that
yet atteud this meeting and see
something of, this wonderful Pied
mont section of your state. For two
y^ars we haw enjoyed the sea
i veezes anl hospitality of the people
of the City of Charleston, and this
year we want you all to go with us
to Gaffney."
RG, S. C TUESDAY, AP
. TIGER SPRINGS UPON MAN.
Driver of Bullock Cart Has Narrow
Escape From Death.
A dispatch from Calcutta says a
correspondent at Chamarajankar
sends the following:. A cart be
longing to the forest range officer
was going along with some twenty
other carts, at 4 a. m., at a very lit
tlf distance from Atigulipur, eight
miles from Chamarajanger.
There were two persons in the
cart. Both were wide awake. There
was noticed some uneasiness among
the bullocks that were drawing tae
carts. The cartman saw this symp
tom and became aware that there
was danger. The bullocks began to
run, as the road was sloping.
The tiger was perceived by some of
the cartmen pursuing them, and the
cartmen began to beat the kerosene
oil tins and shout wildly to scare
away the tiger, But the tiger, not
daunted by this, sprang upon one
bullock that was to the left side of
the hindmost cart. The two persons,
though much frightened, yet took
courage and began to shout and howl
their loudest.
The tiger/ enraged at this, sprang
on the man who was driving the
cart. But the man managed to slip
back into the cart, and the tiger lost
its hold, and sat by the roadside.
After awhile the two persons issued
from the cart and tried to lift the
bullock, but found it was dead. Then,
taking the other bullock, they pro
ceeded to the town. *
BANKER'S CONVENTION
Met in Columbia Last Week in Reg?
ular Annual Session.
The eighth annual convention of
the South Carolina Bankers' Associa
tion was called to order at Columbia
Thursday morning by the President,
Hon. W. D. Morgan of Georgetown.
There was a large attendance of bank
ers from all sections of the State.
The invocation by Rev. Kirkman G.
Finley, rector of Trinity church,
opened the proceedings, and Presi
dent Morgan then intrcduc??d Mayor
W. S. Reamer, who extended to the
convention the welcome of the city
and placed the keys of the city In the
hands of the visitors.
He was followed by Hon. D. C.
Heyward, president of the Columbia
Savings Bank and Trust Company,
who, on behalf of the Columbia
Clearing House iAssociation, extend
ed the welcome of the Columbia
bankers.
The response of the association
wa^ made by Hon. John C. Sheppard,
of Edgefield, who made an eloquent
address, referring to the time when
thirty-five years ago he first came to
Columbia to a meeting organized to
rescue the State from misrule and
the courageous part of the people
Coluinbia had taken in that move
ment. *
MARTYR TO SERVICE.
Attendant in a Contagious Hospital
a Victim of Septicemia.
A New York dispatch says one of
the most popular and efficient nurses
of the Rierside Hospital on North
Brother Island, Miss Maybelle F.
Strawski, has given her life to her
calling. Riverside Hospital is a city
institution given pver to the treat
merit of contagious diseases exclusive
ly and about three weeks ago Miss
Strawski was in charge of several
diphtheria patients.
She pricked her thumb with a safe
ty pin in the care of one of the pa
tients and at the time thought noth
ing of it.
In a few days, however, it devel
oped that the pin was badly infected
aad Miss Strawski was found to be
suffering from a violent attack of
septicemia.
ONE MAN KILLED.
Four Others Injured in Street Duel
at Bernice, La.
At Bernince, La., Tuesday, a spec
tator was killed during a street duel,
and four others were wounded. Both
duelists were wounded, but not ser
iously. The fight was between C. J.
Morton and W. F. Barhara. The
cause of their quarrel is not known.
Morton was just stepping off an Ar
kansas Southern passenger train, ac
companied by his wife and seven
year-old son, when Bar am appeared.
Both men opened fire and Morton's
little boy fell, mortally wounded; T.
W. Clarke was instantly killed and
Thos. Rivers was wounded in the
thigh. Conductor Alford of the
train and a male passenger were in
jured. Morion was struck by two
bullets and Harham hit by one. *
A SEVERE CYCLONE.
Bodies of a Man and His Wile Car
ried a Mile.
A destructive cyclone visited Ne
braska last Thursday, sweeping
through dimming County. Three
people are known to have been kill
ed, a number injured and a number
of houses destroyed. Telegraph and
telephone lines are down and reports
are slow in arriving.
The tornado struck the house of
John Mangleson, near Pender. Neb.,
and then swooped up into the air,
taking the wreckage and both Mr.
and Mrs. Mangleson. Both were kill
ed, their bodies being carried a mile.
George Wacker and family were at
lunch when the twister struck their
house. Three of the family were
seriously injured.
'EIL 28, 1908.
TIE 1EST SPESH
Made By Jas. C. Hardfn, Represen
tative of Wofford College.
GIVEN FIRST HONOR.
J. Wi Hicks, of Fnrman College,
Maks Second Best Speech, and Is
Given Second Honor. Nine Colleges
Were Represented by Nine Talent
i
ed Young Gentlemen in the Great
Oratorical Contest.
A dispatch from Greenwood to
The News and Courier says promptly
at eight o'clock Friday night the
doors of the Lander College au9itor
lum were closed and the tenth annual
State oratorical contest was commenc
ed. After a song of welcome by the
Lander College chorus Club ?ffnd
prayer by the Rev. Robert Adams,
president of the Presbyterian College
or South Carolina, Mr. Hardin, of
Wotford Collge, being the first speak
er of the evening, spoke, the subject
of his oration being "The Battle
Against Ignorance." Then followed
the other speakers, the following pro
gramme being carried out:
"The Handicaps of the South," R.
S. Owens.
"The Spirit of the Age," T. C.
Heyward: - ...
"The Small College," J. B. Brown.
"Christian Citizenship?The Hope
of Democracy,'-*'B. E. Petreay.
"In Defence"of-the Flag," J. F.
Nohrden.
"The American Shibboleth," J. W.
Hicks.
"The Menace of Mammom," G. N.
McCormlck.
"The South and Her Heroes," R.
E Gcnzales.
At intervale music was rendered by
the faculty of Lander College and the
T ander College Chorus Club. Afte
the speechesva wait of a few minutes
was made necessary for the judges,
v-ho were the Hon. J. C. Otts, of
Gaffney; the Rev. J. B. Green, of
Greenwood, and the Rev. J. Phillips
Verner, of Columbia, to make their
decision. These few moments were
moments of suspense, and anxiety,
was plainly written in large letters
on the contestants' faces.
But v/hen the judges announced
that Mr. J. C. Hardin, of Wofford
had won l^'si place, the welkin was
made to :ing.I:v the -todentf from
Wofford, and their presence was
made know! by yells and the flaunting
and waving of their college colors.
Mr. J. W. Hicks, of Furman, was an
nounced dinner of second place, and
ln's supporters cheered him to thf
echo.
The contest was a battle, royal so
far as thougt, oratory and elocution
was concerned. For gracefully and
well did the young orators endeavor
to hold up the reputation of the col
leges they represented. Indeed as
the judges expressed it, It was a hard
matter to pick the winner, but all are
agreed that the right man, Mi liar
din, won. Mr. Hardin's speech was
one of the best ever delivered by a
college man in Greenwood, and he
deserves great credit for the master
ly thought and beautiful composition
of ideas he injected into his speech.
However, all the speeches were good,
and taking them as a whole they
have been excelled and many thought
never equalled, at any of the previous
contests held here.
Mr. J. C. Hardin, the representative
of Wofford College in the State or.v
tor'ful contest, is 21 years old. is
rrr?t'? Colver, S. C , and is a mem
be.* of the junior class ?f Wofford
Co'lf.ge. Soon after entering college
M.' Hardin won a reputaM in ftr l;m
self as a speaker and because of his
thoroug literary work. He has serv
ed as president of his class during
h'.s sophmore year. The same year
he was elected second censor, corres
ponding secretary and monthly ora
tor in the Preston Society. During
the present year Mr. Hardin is serv
ing as chief marshal, assistant ex
change editor of the Journal staff
nnd vice president of the Y. M. C. A.
He was also elected to represent bis
Society on the preliminary Emory
debate and the junior debate. Mr.
Hardin is a brother of the Rev. E.
K. Hardin. who won the State con
test at Greenwood in 1904 for Wof
ford College.
BOLD ROBBERS HAID
And Rob Club House at Pistol Point
and Escape.
At Hot Springs Ark., four masked
men with leveled revolvers entered
the club house of the Indian club on
Central avenue early Wednesday,
forced the occupants to line up along
side the wall and looted the place of
a large amount of money.
The occupants were then locked In
to a room and the robbers escaped.
No definite statement concerning the
amount of money taken can be se
cured but it is estimated at between
$0,000 and $10,000.
After gathering up all the money
in sight the robbers forced the oc
cupants to enter "a small room and
the door was locked. The robbers
fled and ^o quietly was the robbery
conductel that the persons in the cafe
were unaware or the proceeding.
One man finally crawled over the
transom from the locked room and
then liberated his companions. The
alarm was at once given and the po
lice were called on to search for the
robbers. . .
SOME GOOD REASONS.
WHY THE COTTON ACREAGE
SHOULD BE REDUCED.
A Big Crop This Year Means Five
Cent Cotton and Hard Times For
the South.
The following circular letter has
been sent out by Mr. J. A. Taylor,
president of the National Ginner's
association:
Cotton has reached the lowest point
since Jan. 1, 1903, except from No
vember to May of the big crop year
of 1904-05, when it sold two cents
per pound lower than this. What has
caused this decline of three cents
per pound in spite of the fart that
the cotton crop of the world is about
4,500,00 short of last year's crop?
'The only answer that I can find is
"Lack of Confidence." The retai'er
is not buying except as he ne^ds the
goods, the jobber Is doing th es.ime,
consequently the mills have no orders
ahead, while last year, and to: sev
eral years past, they have hau qr
ders booked from three to six months
in advance.
What causes this lack of confi
dence? They are afraid we will raise
a*??bumper crop of cotton again this
year. Why are they afraid of a large
crop? They look at the past. In
1903 we had a short crop and good
prices, which was followed by a large
acreage and good seasons and a bum
per crop. The next year, 1905-06,
we had a short crop and good prices,
which was again followed by a large
acreage and a bumper crop.
Had it not been for the September
storm in the Mississippi valley and
the exceptionally good trade the mar
ket would probably have gone to
eight cents or under for the crop. We
got a good average price for the good
grades in the crop, and a large acre
age was set aside, for cotton last sea
son, but owing to th eweather dur
ing planting time the acreage was cut
some and crop poor in Texas and
Louisiana enabled up to get a good
price for the most of this crop.
A month ago every indication was
that we would have a large acreage
this season, and the people did not
care lq place heavy orders for cot
ton goods, knowing that with a large
acreage and fair season we would
produce more cotton than the world
needed and the price of cotton goods
would decline. Tfiey'are good busi
ness men and you can't fool them.
How can we restore confidence? In
place of planting the same acreage
as last season in cotton r'^nt 25 per
cent. less. As soon as th_- acreage re
port- is out in June or even before
the trade will know that there will
be a moderate crop raised this year
and we will have the ?jd time activ
ity in the cotton trade. Jobbers will
place their orders ahead to enable
them to supply their trade and the
mills will contract in advance for
supplies of cotton, and the market
will advance l ach faster than it has
declined.
The result will be that you will
market a crop of 11,500,000. If the
weather conditions should be unfav
orable for the growUg crop and it
should turn out a million bales less
it would sell for 15 cents and bring
a total of nearly 1 $800,000,000 and
ac-d to this the value of the feed crops
that can be grown on the acreage
intended for cotton and it will give
us another $50,000.000.
Suppose that you plant the same
acreage as last year and with favor
able weather we would likely make
anyway 13,000,000, possibly more.
What would the price be under the
present trade conditions? Not over
an everage of 8 cents per pound and
persaps lower. Say that it averaged
$40 per bale the crop would bring
$520,000,000; at least $300,000 000
loss to the south. How to bring
about this reduction?
- It is not too late yet to plant corn,
alfalfa, sorghum cane, millett or cow
peas for hay. Or It will pay you to
let the land lie die for a season
rather than plant in in cotton at a
loss. Let every planter that reads
this article at once arrango to re
duce his own acreage in cotton and
show the article to his neighbor, or
better call a meeting at every coun
try school house in the south and
discuss this matter intelligently, then
go home resolved that each one will
, do his part.
If you kave any neighbors that will
not reduce send me their names and
I will take the matter up with each
one personally. This is no small
matter, and t hope that members of
the Southern Cotton association and
J the Farmers' Cnion will stand side
by side in this great fight. With a
heavy acreage Wall street wll set the
price for our cotton crop, with a
light acreage we can get our own
price within reason.
Don't delay, but get busy at once.
There is plenty of time yet if you
will only do your part. Iu 1905 bv
reducing the acreage 15 per cent, the
price advanced G cents per pound,
and we can do it again. I will be
glad to hear from every farmer that
reads l his and indorses it. Do you
want to return to the old days of
5-cent cotton? If not, join this move
ment and we will make the south
more prosperous than ever.
Russian General Dead.
Lieut. Gen. Llnevltch, aide de
camp to Emperer Nicholas, and the
commander of the first Manchurian
army, died at St. Petersburg of pneu
monia Thursday night. He had been
ill for a little over a week. *
$1.50 PEB ANNTJM.
WILL NOW QUIT
Selling Booze or Go to Jail foe
Contempt of Court
AFTER BLEND TIGERS
Court Injunctions Will be Pushed ami.
. an Earnest Effort Made to Stopf
the Illegal Sale of Liquor?Cov^
Aijsel Will Authorize the Attorney 1
General to Proceed as Supreme
Court Gives the Right.'
"What will be done now that the?
supreme court has sustained the in
junction policy as applied to blind
tigers? This question has suggested? j
itself to a great many people n the
last two doys. Gov. Ansel himself
declines to talk, and Attorney General
Lyon is out of the city," says the*
Columbia State.
"But it is reported that Mr. Mar
shall P. DeBruhi; assistant attorney
general, has been given a batch of
of injunction affidavits and has beert
ordered by Governor Ansel to pro- -
ceed against the places regarded as
'blind tigers.' It is. said that among
these cases are five right here In
Columbia and that Capt. T . E. Dixon
has been given orders to enjoin not
only the keepers of the places, but
the owners of the property from ever
again toleratng the illicit sale of li
quor on the premises, such sale con
stituting a nuisance under the Carey
Cothran act and subjecting the prop
erty to be handled In injunction pro
ceedings.
It is believed that Gov. Ansel will
now push the injunctions against
bling tigers in Charleston?and In.,
other cities where they may exist?*
and by this drastic measure drive
these people out of an unlawful bus
iness.
"When Gov. Ansel was a candidate
for governor he received nearly 75 .
per cent, of the otes in Charleston
county. Some time after he assumetL
his official duties there was some,
talk to the effect that Charleston,
was getting more and more 'wide*
open,' depending upon Gov. Ansel's
political friendship. When .his mat
ter was brought to Gov. Ansel's at
tention he inquired of the attorney:
general if there were any way effect-?
ually to go after the bllnc1 tigers.
"Mr. Lyon suggested the injunction
method. This was approved by the
Governor and the State disoensary
a?aitor, Mr. W. B. West, was sent .
to Charleston to work up evidence**
against suspects. The dispensary
constabulary was used and upon af
fidaits thus obtained the attorney*
general issued injunctions closing a. f
number of liquor shops In Charles
ton.
-^.J.!An aDnpal wai> taken to the su
preme court and the court decided irt -"
favor of the injunctions. Mr. Lyon
had been advised by Gov. Ansel to*
suspend tho enjoining proceedings
until the court should act. Mr. De
Bruhi, it is stated, has received in
structions that as .the court has sus
tained the injunctions the work
should be pushed.
It is said that in Charleston when
a law breaker was enjoined front
selling liquor he would move his
place to the upper story of the same
building and conduct the business in
his cherk's name. Mr. Lyon will now
issue injunctions against property
owners also. These Injunctions are
perpetual, and the punishment is
sure." ?
COAL MINE VICTDIS.
Exploson in Pennsylvania Coal MimX
Kills Four Men.
Mine Inspector Henry Loutett and
the miners who volunteered for res
cue work in Mine No. 1 of *he Ells
worth Collieries Company, at Ells
worth, Pa., where an explosion oc
curred early Thursday, have complet
ed their search of the mine and report
that only four men were killed.
There were over one hundred meni
at work at the time and their scape is,
due to the fact that the axplosion
happened at a point beyond where*
they were workng. The explosion re
sulting from the victims striking at
pocket of gas while at work far back:
in the mine and ahead of the air
supplied by the ventilating system.
Fire followed the explosion, which!
was terrific, but the affected sections
have been bratticed and the damage
will not be heavy. This was the
second explosion in the mine, but no
deaths resulted fiom the first. In
spectors regarded the mine as gaseous
to a dangerous degree and protested
against it being equipped with elec
trical appliances, but their protests
were denied on the hearing of tho
suit against the company.
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ILLINOIS FOR BRY.vN. '
Instructs Her Delegates to Vote and
Work for Him.
The Illinois State Democratic Con
vention, which met at Springfield on
Thursday, adopted the unit rule and
instructed its delegates to the Na
tional Convention at Denver to vote
for W. J. Bryan and to "use all hon
orable means" to secure his nomina
tion. The resolution endorsing Mr.
Bryan was adopted with enthusiasm
and a flattering demonstration fol
lowed the action. One by one the
Western States are falling in line fort
j the great Commoner.

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