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WATSON TO GO Racnred That SoTensr Blease Will Give His Place to A. D. flsdsso. WATSON HAS MADE GOOD Be Has Mode a Splendid Commission er of Agriculture, rmd Has Done Mach Good Work for the Farmers of the State, But He is Not a BT," ~Z The State says for -weeks there have been persistent rumors regard ing changes contemplated in the State department of agriculture. These re ports have caiused much comment throughout the State because of the great interest the public takeB in the work that has ,been accomplished by the department of agriculture under Commissioner Watson. One rumor is that E. J. Watson is to be displaced when his t?rm ex pires in March. His place, offered to | one or two others before, is now of fered to A. D. Hudson of Newborry. Of all the departments o' the State government there is more patronage attached to the office of the depart ment of agriculture than any other. The State department of agriculture is constituted as follows and receives the following appropriations: Direct appropriation about $19, 000. About $20,000 is received from the feed stuffs stamps. This work em ploys about ten men, including in spectors and chemists. The legislature appropriates $10, 000 for the United States farm dem onstration work and an additional ap propriation of $25,000 Is received from the national department of agri culture. The State aid is included in the direct appropriation. There are employed in this feature of the work a State agent, two dis trict agents and more than 40 county agents. The county agents come un der the direct supervision of the State agent and also come in direct contact with more people in the State than any other class of representatives of the State department. There is also an appropriation of $3,080 for corn breeding work, which| is expended under the direct super-1 vision of the commissioner of agrl ? culture and two other members of a commission provided by the act. During the past several weeks Com missioner Watson has been very ac tive in his work to help the farmers ? of the State and j he South to devise some plan or means whereby the sit uation with reference to low priced cotton might be relieved. Early in the fall he attended a meeting of the cotton growers and business men In Montgomery, Ala., and was elected president of the Southern Cotton con gress. The election to this position de volved upon him the leadership in the fight for a higher price for cotton. Later acting bb thB agent for the farmers of the State and South, he attended a conference In New York, when a loan of $50,000,000 was prof fered on the cotton crop in the South by a syndicate of New York .bankers. The proposition met with some ad verse criticism at the time and has never been worked out. Several weeks ago Commissioner Watson, as president of the Southern Cotton congress, and not as the com missioner of agriculture of South Carolina, issued a call for the presi dents of the Farmers' Union anc the representatives of the governors, tak ing part in the New Orleans cotton conference, constituting the executive committee ,to meet in New Orleans on December 18'to discuss plans for a reduction of tho cotton acreage. It was the intention of Commis sioner Watson to attend the meeting of the committee. Just before Com missioner Watson was to depart from the State a letter, it is reported, was sent him by the governsr informing him that the position of commissioner of agriculture, commerce and indus tries would be declared vacant should he (Commissioner Watson) attend the conference. The governor further stated in the latter that Mr. Watson must ask permission to leave the State in the future or leave without his position. 1 To get back to the tangle in con nection with the farm demonstration work this much is certain: The next State faim demonstration ageat must be acceptable to C. L. Blease, governor of South Carolina. If the next farm demonstration agent is not acceptable to the governor of South Carolina, then the governor will use his veto power and cut off the State-aid appropriation of $10, 000. Let it be remembered here that the national government gives $25,000 to assist in the work. This means that the State farm demonstration agent, who has charge of the expenditure of $25,000, must be acceptable to the governor of South Carolina. Why the antagonism of the gov ernor against Ira W. Williams? It Is a long s*ory and started nearly a year ago, just after the governor was inducted into office. The ways and means committee of the house, of which Lowndes J. Browning is chairman, finished con sideration of the appropriation bill In a remarkably short time. Included among the various items was tho one giving $5,000 to the South Carolina Corn Breeders' association, for com WHAT BLEASE SAYS DENIES OFFERING E. J. WAT SON'S JOB TO A. D. HUDSON. Nor is Ira W. Williams Transfer to Georgia Due to Feeling Between Himself, the State's Executive. When asked while at Newberry on Thursday as to the report that Ira W. Williams, of the Government farm demonstration work, has been trans ferred from this State to Georgia, Sal/ey 7- \?f opposition to AU? iShat Commission er v^tsoYTs^Tcr do unplaced when his term expires, and that Mr. Watson's place had been offered to A. D. Hud son, of Newberry, Governor Blease said: "I have seen the article in to-day Columbia State, to which I suppose you refer, I was informed some time since that Ira. W. Williams was to be tranuferrod from this State. To what point I do not know. Mr. Wil liams supported me in the sampaign o? 1910, so I have been reliably in formed, and he and I are the best of friends, and I am &orry that he Is go ing to leave this State. The state ment that he and I are at enmity, 1 or that he-is leaving on account of any feeling between himself and my self, ia absolutely and unqualifiedly false. I would be glad if Mr. Wil liams would stay in the ?tatc, and if he will stay I will ask the Legislature to keep up the appropriation for his department and do next year, as I hare done this year, all In my power to assist him in his demonstration work. "I have never offered Mr. Wat son's position to anybody, but merely stated on one occasion to John Fich ards that I was sorry he accepted the railroad commission position, because I expected to appoint him commis sioner of agriculture, and tho report that I have offered Mr. Watson's position to one or two others is abso lutely false. \ "As to Mr. Hudson, he told me em phatically on two occasions that he did not want Watson's position. I am informed, however, that he would accept the position held by Williams. "As to the letter to Commissioner Watson, I wrote him that my under Standing was that ho was appointed commissioner ci agriculture for South Carolina, and not the United States, and that if he left the State again without my petmission I would de clare his office vacant and put some one in it who would stay at home and attend to it. I meant that and shall carry it out to the letter. Cop ies of my letter and his reply are one file in my office, to which the news papers are welcome, as there are no secrets in the Governor's office. Ev erything that is done there is open and above board, i3 placed on the public files, there are no secrets from the newspapers. "As to the next State farm demon stration agent being acceptable to the.Governor, as I understand this, it I? a matter in the hands of the Unit ed States department, with which I hare nothing to do. I know nothing of Mr. Baker'B candidacy for the posi tion. I shall uphold ti:e department of agriculture and the farm demon stration work, and do everything within my power to make it a suc cess. And if I had been consulted this year in regard to the depart ments, 1 think I could have given some very valuable suggestions, and possibly saved some people from put ting tb-inselves in very awkward po sitions. But as I have not been con sulted in regard to any matter, I am in no manner, shape or form respon sible for the turn affairs have taken. "When Mr. Watson's term expires, it will be time enough for me to con sider whether I shall reappoint him or give the position to someone else. I understand that the Constitution forbids life tenure of office, and I do not presume there is any exception made in the case of the comrnission ci of agriculturo." breeding work in this State and for the corn exposition. When the meas ure came before the committee for final consideration, A. D. Hudson, with others associated with the expo sition, was out of the State. Members of the ways and means committee were averse in their opinions to the appropriation, contending that no material results had been obtained. Ira W. Williams, being an expert ag riculturist, was called in by members of the committee and as an official of the federal department of agriculture, 'was asked to give his opinion as to the results secured from the corn ex position and the Corn Breeders' as sociation. He gave his opinion, the exact nature of which is not. known. Following this conference the com mittee cut out the appropriation for corn breeding work. Just before the final adoption and when the measure was before the finance committee of the senate, an appropriation of $3, 000 was inserted. During the latter part of the last session of the legislature it was rumored that Mr. Williams would be removed from Sontli Carolina, and it was reported that Dr. Knapp was about to take this action on represen tations made by him by Gov. Blease. The governor, it is said, refused to consent to the appropriation of $10, 000 for the farm demonstration work unless this was done. Later, howev er, Mr. Blease withdrew his objec tion and consented to the retainment of Mr. WilliaraB hero. It is known that, meantime, Ira W. Williams, together with several friends, ex ORANGEBU WHAT HUDSON SAYS SATS HB IS IN NO SENSE A CAND IDATE. Newberry Man Denies That He Has Been Offered Position of Commis sioner of Agriculture. A. D. Hudson of Newberry Thurs day made the following statement to The State over the telephone from his home: "My attention has been called to the article in The State of this morn ing. I have had only one conversa tion on the matter with Gov. Blease, and that was during the corn exposi tion. The only allusion he mads to the department of agriculture was that the department was a farco as now operated, and he lnteneded veto ing the appropriation for 1912, un less he had some assurance of Its do ing some good for the farmers. Noth ing was said about offering me the position. I am in no sense a candi date for the place. "The suggestion that I was con nected with Mr. Williams' removal is not true. When I found that Wil liams had gone before the ways andi means committee (and, I was reliably j Informed, without invitation) andi opposed the appropriation for the corn exposition, I took the matter up with Dr. Knapp and requested that Mr. Williams bo required to at tend to his own affairs. I was sure there was room for us all to work for the betterment of agriculture in this State, and I have neither the desire nor the Inclination to bring about his removal. "The party that furnished! you this story knew the facto but deliberately distorted them. This same party did seek to secure Williams' removal, but rumor had It that Williams had a great deal of influence with Gov. Blease. Then came his usual change of front and ever after he has been an ardent supporter of Mr. Williams. It does not take a very brilliant mind to understand why. I am not in any sense an appli cant for the position of commissioner of agriculture or for Mr. Williams' position. Alex D. Hudson. THINKS TEDDY 1VIL.Ii KEEP IT. Roosevelt President for Life, if Elect ed Says Watterso^. . . "If Roosevelt Is rut in the White House in 1912, we will never get him out again except feet first." This was the statement at Atlanta Monday of Col. Henry Wattorson, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, in com menting on the Republican situation throughout the country. Mr. Watter son expressed the belief that the long looked for change of parties was at hand but he has not declared his choice for the Democratic nomina tion. Col. Watterson declared that, lu his opinion, the Republicans could not elect either Roosevelt or Taft ana said the election of the former Presi dent, abrogating the third term tra dition, would be a step toward ab solutism. ONE HUNDRED RUSSIANS DEAD. Results of Fighting at Tabriz.? Cause of Trouble. A telegram from Tabriz says that the total loss of the Russians, killed and severely wounded in the recent fighting there, is atout one hundred. Several bodies of Russian soldiers have been found partly burned. The director of the Persian department f the Russian foreign office, in an ia terview Tuesday, said that the Gov ernment was convinced that the Per sian Government was not concerned in the Anti-Russian outbreak at Ta briz or elsewhere. Those responsible were principally Armenians and crim inals. DIED WITHOUT GIVING CLUE. Killing and Robbing of Tampa Watchman Baffles Police. At Tampa Florida with both of his eyes battered out and his skull brok en by thugs who assaulted and robbed him, L. P. Cutting, a night watchman at the Tampa Steam Ways died in the Gordon Keller .Memorial Hospital Sunday, following a trephl nal operation. He never regained consciousness to tell who his r.ssail ants were and tho police have no clue. A niece of the deceased, on her way from Lexington, N. C, did not arrive In time to find her relatire alive. plained to the governor that he had not mixed In politics and that he had never waged a campaign against the governor. The appropriation of $10, 000 for the demonstration work went through and nothing more was heard about tho removal of Williams until a few days ago. It is said that U L. Baker of Bish opville, a district agent of the work, is spoken of for the position of State agent. The State agent is appointed by Dr. Bradford Knapp on the decommenda tion of the commissioner of agricul ture. The State agent has the ap pointment of 40 or 50 subordinate workers throughout South Carolina. That is an explanation of the interest of the governor in an election year of having the department operated to suit him. RG, S. C. SATURDAY, DECEft ?PP0SEJ1LS0R Big Easiness ?ad the Trusts Usisg die FaTor?e S)B Dadge in THE SEVERAL STATES To Prevent the New Jersey Governor From Getting Votes Enough In tee Democratic National Convention to Nominate Him, and Thus Force in Their Candidate. A Washington dispatch says fav orite son candidates for the presiden cy are among the devices being used by Big Business and the Tariff Fed Trusts to obtain control of the Dem ocratic National Convention. The situation is illustrated by tho recent angry passage between Speaker Champ Clark of Missouri and Ex Gov. Joseph W. Folk of the same State, each of whom is playing for the vote of tho Missouri delegation. A few days ago the Washington correspondent of the Kansas City Star sent to his paper a story that Clark was being used as a stalking horse for a candidate who would be satis factory to big business. This state ment angered the speaker. He wired the Kansas City paper that the as sertion was untrue. The speaker's denial of the story led ex-Governorn Folk, who was in the East at the time, to send a telegram to the Kan sas City paper in which he said: "Replying to your telegram, I in fer iMr. C'ark denied that the Har mon force3 In St. Louis are boosting him. That practically all of them are doing bo and that many of these so called friends of Mr. Clark have a first choice in Governor Harmon aud are u:dng the speaker's name as a means to a reactionary candidate can not be truthfully denied. Mr. Clark, perhaps, should not be judged too harshly for his intemperate la'^uage. He may not know the truth." The Clark statement also drew out an expression from Lon Sanders, president of the Missouri Democratic league as follows: "Mr. Clark cannoi shift attention from tho truth by an intemperate de nunciation of the Washington dia- ; patch to the Kansas City Star. That the reactionary forces are boosting Clark against Folk -no one faniiliaT with the situation can doubt. The agents of special interests are all for Clark as against Folk In St. Louis. If by chance these men should control the delegation to the national conven tion it is fair to assume it would be voted for Harmon when Clark is out of the way. Mr. Clark denies that his friends have a second choice. He shows a remarkable insight into the intentions of his friends, especially in view of the fact that he denieB all knowledge of headquarters being opened in St. Louis and claims to be ignorant of what his friends are do ing." The talk among well-informed Democrats in Washington for some time has been that there Is a well developed plan to prevent, If possible, the nomination of Woodrow Wilson by bringing Into the field numerous favorite son candidates, whoso sup porters at the proper time will go to a candidate that will be satisfactory to the conservative wing of the party. Everybody realizes that as the situ ation presents itself today the race is between Governor Harmon of Ohio and Governor Wilson of New Jersey. The favorite son candidates already in the field are Champ Clark and Joseph W .Folk of Missouri, Oscar W. Underwood of Alabama, Thomas It. Marshall of Indiana and Eugene N. Foss of Massachusetts. If the information that reaches here is trustworthy, other favorite son candidates are to be brought out within the next two months. Tam many Hali, which is still In control of the New York Stxte organization, undoubtedly Intends to hide its real purposo by standing by a "favorite son." Whether this "favorite son" shall be Governor Dix or Mayor Gay nor has not yet been determined. Until recently tho prospect was that| Governor Dix would be brought outi , as the New York candidate, but re cent developments have pointed to Mayor Gaynor as the man that is to be used by Tammany. The forces that are at work to pre vent the nomination of Wilson are ! also looking for a favorite son cand idate from Illinois. The statement was made here today by a prominent Illinois Democrat that the old Hop kins machine in that State is under pledge to trot out a favorite son. No one asserts that these so-ca'.led favorite sou candidates are parties to 'the scheme to prevent, if possible, tho nomination of Woodrow Wilson. A Democrat who knows, or at least | 'thinks he knows what is going on, jsaid today that he is confident that j I most of these favorite son candidates ;.ire absolutely Innocent so rar as be-J iing mixed up in any intrigue is con-j Icerned. "The fact is that most of| them are in the hands of designing, politicians," BHid this man. "They do not realize that the men that are urg ing them on are planning to make up delegations to the national conven tion that may be UBed to prevent the nomination of Woodrow Wilson." The anti-Taft Republicans have al so hit on the "favorite son" scheme as the most feasible one for use In at tempting to build up opposition to the renominatlon of the president. For a while Senator La Follette of Wis IBER 30,191}. LIVE IN MISERY DRIVEN TO CONFESS HIS CRIME BT VISIONS OF VICTIM. News That Another Was Held For Crinio Drovo tho Fugitive Murder er to the Confessional. Haunted by visions of hia victim, John Henry Marty surrendered to the police at Baltimore Wednesday, declaring that he was the murderer of William H. Mickle, an old store keeper in 7 th street, Washington, on November XI last. Martin, who appears to be a ner vous wreck, said that he entered the store, struck the man over the head with a wrench, took the contents of the cash drawer and fled. He said that he went to West Vir ginia and did not knew that the man he assaulted was dead until he read it two weeks ago In a Washington paper. He saw also that someone else had besn arrest?d for the crime. The memory of his deed and the thought that an innocent person might suffer for it, drove blm to a confessional where he told his story to the priest. It was on the advice of the latter, Martin said, that he surrendered himself. Martin formerly lived at Cumber land, Md. He has been in Baltimore, only a few days, he said. Martin told the police that his first thought after reading of the arrest of another for the murder, was that he had had a lucky escape. "Then," he said, "I began worry ing. I could not reat; I could not eloep. I Lave been In miaery. I would rather be hung or have any thing else done to me than to be tormented by my thoughts. The man I killed kept a cigar store on 7th street, Washington. I went In there aaked him for money. "He refused me and I struck him over the head with a monkey wrench. Tnen I ran away. I went to West Virginia and came here about three weeks ago from Berkley Springs. I am a baker by trade and am not mar ried. "Ever aince I read that I had klll t..l the man I struck I have seen faces at night when I was in bed. I can see the picture of that cigar store." MANY DEAD FORM POISON. Putrid Fish Probably Canse.?Home less Berlin Men Victims. At Berlin thirty-six homeless men, who sought with decayed smoked her ring to and to the frugal meal of bread and soup served to them at the municipal lodging house Wednesday night, are dead. More than forty others are sick, several of whom are believed to be dying. The cause of death has not yet been announced, but the authorities are confident that the putrid fish is responsible. The partially complet ed autopsies appear to substantiate this view. All those known to have partaken of the nah are dead, or In ?uch condition as to be unable to throw light on the subject. L'f. Is believed, however, that one of the victims found the fish in the garbage pile of a nearby market and divided them among his comrades. The men became sick, early Thurs day morning, deaths following rapid ly. DIDN'T GET THE MONEY. Bold Attempt at Highway Robbery. Detective Wounded. At Patterson two men armed with automatic revolvers, held up Freder ick Wilde, a manufacturer, and a city detective, who were guarding a sat chel containing $2,000, in the street Saturday The detective, John H. Tracey, was sho' in the leg in the struggle, but tho money, which had; just been drawn from a bank for tho Christmas pay roll of a shirt factory,; was saved. The highwaymen escaped,1 and up to a late hour Saturday night no trace had been found ot them. Tracey'8 injury may cripple him forj life. consin had the antl-Taft field all to himself, but he was not making any progress, and so the whole scheme ot opposition to the renoraination of the president was recast. Big busi ness, which does not want either Taft or Wilson in tho White House, agreed to support a Roosevelt movement. Then came a decision on the part of the antl-Taft Republicans to bring out some favorite son candidates. Senator Cummins of Iowa was urg ed l.o permit the use of his name In this connection, aud the understand ing now ia that he will make a fight for an Iowa delegation pledged to support him. The real object is, of course, to prevent, if possible, the Iowa delegation being instructed for Taft A good deal of consideration was given to the situation in Indiana by the antis. It was finally decided to use the three names, La Follotte, Beveridge aud Roosevelt, In an ef fort to prevent Instructions in that State for President Taft Blown to Atoms by Dynamite. Edward Van Bever, of Little Clear Creek, Ky., was blown to atoms on Christmas night while discharging dynamite. Van Bever, with a party of friends were celebrating ChriBt mas. Thinking that the fuse at tached to the stick of dynamite had been extinguished he walked up to the deadly explosive to relight it KILLED BY HUSBAND HORRIBLE CRIME COMMITTED NEAR GREENVTLLB, Victim Was Found in Bed With Head Laid Open by and Axe With Her Babe by Her Side. In one of the mill villages of Greenvill? the coroner is holding an inquest into the death of a woman who was found in her bed at daybreak Wednesday with hor head split open with an axe and her 2-year-old babe Immersed in a pool of blood oy her sido. The woman's husband is locked in ? cell at the county jail, and finger nail* bearing blood stains uncleaned by water used in erasing other traces of the foul crime point at him as the guilty man. At 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morn ing Sheriff Poole received.* call from Brandon mill, and in responding dls coTered one of the most hideous crimes that has stained the pages of Greenville's criminal history in some years. In their three-room apart ment the sheriff discovered Mrs.. Alice, Campbell, wife of LaFayetto Camp-j bell, groTelling in her bed in a pooli of blood. Her head had been mutilated Bome time during the night with Borne in-; strument, a huge gash laying oper the skull over the temple. A horrible bruise on one cheeck and other wounds about the face almost blotted jut her identity. The woman was not dead, and by her side lay herj babo, unharmed. Physicians were called to tend the woman but after removing sections of her skull a. ma jor portion of brain, she died Wednes day afternoon shortly after 4 o'clock. Immediately the sheriff anil his as sistants went to work to apprehend the person guilty of the crime?. Living in the house was another family, out; none of them had heard any distrub ance during the night. The husband pointed out the bed in which, he said he had spent the night, but it was inj another room from that in which his; wife slept. Going on into the kitchen the of-! ficers discovered an axe leaning against the wall and resting upon a, cow chain which had been piled onj tho floor. The chain itself was bloody, but the axe had been washed of all but a few stains of crimson. This led the officer to believe that immediately after the commission of tho crime tho bloody axo had been stood upon the chain; that later it I was taken up and the blade of it| cleansed, then Btood once more upon the chain. The officers also found an old sack in the kitchen, which, though freshly, washed, showed traces of blood.' In! the stove they discovered scraps of burned rag3 bearing traces of blood. Later in the day suspicion began to point to the woman's husband and1 traces of blood on his finger nails led tho sheriff to place him under arrest and carry him to the county jail. The murdered woman herself has been in the courts of this county, j Some years ago while defending herj husband from an attack by her own, brother she secured a revolver and fired four shots into the Iatter's body. For a long tmle it was thought the woman's brothers would die. The case dragged through the courts for some time and finally wore itself out] without any one being convicted. ASSAULT ON BAMBERG OFFICER. Negro Who Attempted it is Shot! Twice by Foliceman. At Bamberg on Saturday night a; negro man named William Zeigler was arrested for being disorderly and taken to the guard house. As the door wp.3 opened he made a dash for liberty and succeeded In making his escape. About one o'clock Sunday! rnorniug he reappeared on tho streets | loaded up with booze and attempted! to take vengeance on Policeman San dy Nevils, and in derence of himself Mr. Nevils had to shoot the negro. One ball passed through his arm and entered his aide . It is not thought he is dangerously wounded, but the extent of the wound in his side can not yet be definitely determined, and it may prove serious. - THE GIRL MAY ALSO DIE. Two Dead From Drinking Boer That1 Was Sent the Family.. At Henderson, Ky., a third mem ber of the household may die as the! result of the poisoning Friday night' of the family of Thomas Royster. Three membors of the family and two j negro servants became suddenly ill after drinking beer suid to hare been furnished by Philip Burrlss, an ad-| mlrer of ninnche Royster, -vlio was the only member of the fumily notj poisoned. Sunday night the physi-j ruins in attendance upon Lorine, the thirteen-year-old daughter, said herj condition wait such a? to make hc-i rc- j rcrery doubtful. The funerals of: Henry Royster, an eightecn-year-ol J, .son, and Rel Davis, ?vho died a few j hours aLer br ing pokoned, were held ? Sunday afternoon. Ten Women Claim IL'm. Owem Callan, in ."nil in Bath, N. Y., on charge of obtaining $f>,000 from .Mrs. Aleda Jacobs, of Ilornell, N. Y., when he promised to marry her, is said to have ten wives. All are aiding the district attorney In building up tho case against the pris oner. t TWO CENTS FSR G#PY? SOON BE EVEN White PepnJalioa of Sooth Is Mahieg (be i - ?.. . ? <: ,',. >t Greatest Snides BOW TIE RACES STAND La Ten Southern States the Number of White Persons Increased 24 Pes Cent, While Negroes 10 Per Cent Since 1900.?South Carolina's Per centages Are 31 and 0. A preliminary statement of the population of the United States aft cording to races, nativity and per centage, has just been iaaued bj -the Census Bureau. According to it South Carolin* has 136,000 more negroes thas whites,, but in thia State, too, the increase in white population is far greater than that of the negroes. The increase in whites in ten years is 21 per cent, the same as Georgia, while the in crease in negreos Is but 6 per cent. Georgia out of a total population of 2,(509,121 has 1,431,816 white? and 1,176,987 negroes. The Increase in the white population aince 1900 has been 21 per cent, and the Increaae in negroea 13 per cent. There are 250,522 more white people In Geor gia than in 1900 and 142,174 more negroes. Alabama has 1,228,841 white and 908,275 negro population, an^/HPvv creaae of 22 per cent In whlterand 9 per cent. In negroea. The total pop ulation has decreased 1 per cent and white increased 11 per cent, in ten years. Florida out of a population of 752,619 has 443,646 whites and 30S, 86? negroes. The percentage of in crease of negroes la greater in Flor ida than In any other Southern state, being 33 per cent, since 1900. North Carolina In a total of 2, 206,287 population has 1,500,513 whites and 697,843 negroes, an in crease of 18 per cent. In the former and 11 per cent. In the latter since 1900. 'Mississippi has a total population of 1,797,114, of which 186,119 are whites and 1,009,4S7 are negroes. 3ut In that state the increase in white population In ten years has been 22 per cent., while the Increase Id negroes has been only 11 per cent. Vfrglnia has a population of 2, 061,612, of which 1,389,809 are whito and 671,090 are negroes. The increase in negroes is but 1 1-2 per cent., while the white population has increase 16 1-2 per cent. A table of populations of moat of the Southern states shows the divis ion between whites and negroes as follows: State. White Negro. Georgia. . . .1,43:1,816 1,176,987 Florida. 443,646 308,669 Alabama. . . .1,228,841 908,275 Mississippi. . . 785,119 1,009,487 Louisiana. . . 941,125 713,78* S.Carolina. . . 679,162 835,843 N. Carolina.. .1,500,513 697,843 Tennessee. . .1,711,433 473,088 Virginia. . . . 1,389,809 671,096 Total. . .13,917,360 7,485,092 The following is the total popula tion of the States named: Georgia.2,609,12r Florida. 752,619 Alabama .2,138,093 Mississippi .?.1,797,114 Louisiana . 1,656,388 Texas . 3,896,542 South Carolina.1,515,400 North Carolina.2,206,287 Tennessee) of the Southern states Virginia.2,061,612 Total . 20,817,965 Following are the percentages of increase in white and negro popula tion (in the latter case a decrease In Tenuesse) of the Southern states since 1900: White. Negro.> Georgia .21 13 Florida .49 33 Alabama .22 9 ? Mississippi .22 11 Louisiana .29 9 South Carolina .21 6 North Carolina .18 11 Tennessee .11 ?1 Texas.32 11 Virginia .16 1 This shows the white population of the ten Southern states named has increased a little over 24 per cent., while their negro population has In creased but a litt'o more than 10 per cent. Some peculiarities are found In the shifting white and negro popu lation as shown by the report. New Hampshire and Vermont, sister st.;ites In most things, differ in regard to negro population. Since 1900 New Ham pah ire's negro population has decreased nearly 15 per cent., while Vermont's regro population has increased 9^ per cent. Other str.tes which sho?r a marked increase In negro population are North Dakota, 115 per cent.; South Dakota, 75 per cent.; Idaho, 120; Wyoni i :ig, 13 7; Utah, 70; Neva ia, 2S2; Washington, 141; California, 06; Oklahoma, 14 7. Making Themselves Solid. The members of the Charleston dispensary constabulary presented the Governor with a gold watch chain as a token of their eateem. A gold headed cane from the members of the Columbia constabulary was their Christmas remembrance to the Gov ernor.