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A Colored Christian Missionary Who Turned Cannibal. SHOCKING DOWNFALL Of the Rev. Wilberforce, Who Has Feen Arrested for Butcterirg and Eating the Hluman B&ings He Once Tried to Convert in Dark est AL-ica. 0: all the fanacs ever eroivd in the Imaginirs of Rider H aggard-of I all the weird logerds that evar cme into the liht out of the darkntsi o' the African forests t ere is rone strarger than that ol the R:v. Dr. Daniel Flickiazer Wiaberforze, of Sierra Leone, orce mi sionary genera and now reported to e the war cLief of the I-perial tribe and a devotee ol cannibaLli.-m. In the whole hjatory of wtriionary labor amnrg the races of the E ?t th& story of this ven rabie pastor or seven ty yearns sometime called Bishop o' the Church of the United brethren o' Amer ei, vho, Fec:; d:r g to many de tailed dispatches, aftar ;orty years o, missionary life, reverted by a gradural process of avatism to his natural state of pagan and cannibal, sta.nds with out a Parallel. Waerever misshrnry work is knowr, whercv.-r g-cd men and wo men labor tl-rougzh many years fV r th conversion of their bentihted brethren in Inc i %, A- ia or Africa the s'cry is told and retold with lamentation. - Scientists and crimin:,lcgis-s tte world over will accept the retrogres sion of this misionary, famous through the East for his ekcquece and leirning, to the wai paint of hi! tr:be a- d a dinner cf buman fl sh, as establishing the eternal truth that the origin al boast i2 the savagt can never be q'elled in centuries of cvilizition and that Mr. Wilberforce, s- cretly hungering thr. ugh forty years of re pression of his niuural self for the flesh for which his bl-od craved, and the idols of, his forefathers, has but obeyed the law of his nature But the good men and women of the white and colored races who through a long life have labored with blind, ceasless, sigle hearted devotion for the enlighter mant of the heathen, stand aghast and In face of .this aw ful living spectacle of degeneracy ask themselves whether their labor ( f centuries Is, after all, labor spent in vain, and whether it is indeed, thel Immutable law of nature that tue savage strain ,once implanted in the heart can never be wiped out. Throughout this cnetry the story has struck deep into the hearts of the ministers of all creeds, and of those who give bounteously of their wealth and substarnce to shed the light of civilization on darkened places. And over their hearts and the hearts of ane p'ous men and women of W-lberforce' race hangs a t lack psil of gloom and st ame and doubt of the f attra. For two geoerations hal Mr. Wil berforce stood as the exemplar for all young negro students~ of diviuity of the heights to which they themsevrs might reach in the purs.uit of their sacred missior ; and f'r the m'ssien aries of the whi e race he served as a beacon whenever their bearts failed them in the stupendous wo k of con version cf the West Africmn savage. To thnusands of his fellows landing in West Africa, fresh from these shores, he his been as a dear and venerable frien-d, rich in experience as in learn ing and erudition; an adviser and guide In tie first few trouoled months of their adventure. And now, back at home in America, or in England, or lsb ,ring still in the wild, they look blar kly at each other and ask how in the name of Heaven such things can be. As if In reply fall the words of tbe old man to his ciptors as he was led to the prison at Sierra Leone, there to await his trial for cannibalism. "If I1 am to die io is well, I si a'l die in the faith of my fathers-mne faith that was born thousands upon thor-sands of years ago and which all your Christain teacings have nut driven out. The forty years In which I lived in your faith were forty years of a living lie. The voIc3s of my fath ers, of my peo'ple wnom I had desert ed in my youth, of ts:e gods that I had worshipped, were ever cal'ing to me to end my days as I had begun. And at last I heard and went back." The good men with whom his life had been passed pleaded with him, even with tears, up to the very gates of the prison to return to the faith that he had abjured. And now they urge, with some auger, tnat .the stern action of the Missionary Biard of the United Breth ren at Dayton, Ohio, in sumrnarily expelling him on evidence of his re trogression precIpitated the final downfall. A FATHER'S SACRtIFICE. Well might the word of missionar ies wail over his loss, for his sta ry reads like a rarely beautiful romance: of olden times. It was in tihe days of half a century agone, when the light of civIlization was drawingr in darkest Africa, that the great chief of tue Imperial tribe, the most powerful warlike of those times. and the R iv. Samuel Flicking er, pioneer amo ru the missionaries of the United B:ethren, met in solemn conference to array-go a treaty of com merce and peace. From that time the friendship of the c -ief for the enthau siastic young mi sionaries warmed and grew deeper with the years. Too old to change the faith of his ancestors, he said he would make rno sif >rt to imped: the a ork of the mis sionaries among his people. Probab ly the aged chief saw the commer cial value of a good, friendly under standing with the gentlemen who were in a position to bring him so moch g'-oi trade from Ecgland and Ameri et C iieflof his people and heir-appar ent to his place was his fine strapping stripliug of fi'teen years--the one l hop : of his life, t te sole remembrance of the woman who died years before. Acd when Mr. Flickinger, who had1 the lad under his tuition, at last beg ged the chief to relingui-h him for good, saying that he would take himt to h s O fn home in Daytoo, America, a the old man cynsente d And so to school ar d to a collegehe went, taking first prize in history, e literature and the classies. And the first years of the young r ce'6 lfe in America in the home of'i he geod man wbo bad brt-ugt him t this country were years Of golden, r-emise. From the earliest das s Of is arri val his tre: d hZ d been to reli :ion. My pth in life is chosen," he aId, with a smile that showed every Zl- r ming tooth in his head. "I will e a. %ork.r in the vineyard." To the heolgical serrinary he went, again ruct'rg with the highe-t honors. Ilis way wac cear. For West A'rca -e sailed, and on the coast for twenty ears he labored, winui:-g converts avery where ard becoming famous for i el qiei ce and power, until his re turn to Day ton. And when he mirried a woman of his own race and settled down into a mirisrry (f th-e htcme c u ch. It seem ed that the main work, of his life was complete. But the split bAtwsen the R~ded.1 ar.d Conservative factions of the United Brethren drove him first ro one side aLd then to the other a,:d Sla-at back to West Africl. And now those who know his story cite two pe culiar c'roumsrances alMOS unno- ice d at the tima, b it now recall 6.d in avivid memory. Toaere was in bis whole attitude a crouch, an animal stealth that sent a uider trtugh these who watched im. It may be that in the storm of coo ientLien between the t o factions of the c :uch she tirst tense of rebellion aga:vst his zdpted faith--e rebel A. n that had lorg lain smould.rir g Iin Uis hear.-rose s..rong and ciear with in him. Yet he bravely went I ak to hih duty. The remembrance ef the good man-now so lo g in his grave-who had taken him by the bar d, teld him fast. But thie devoted heart that had bten part of hanself, that had given iervjr and force to his work. was gone. Yet to those who watc'ied him csely now-a was seemingly the same gentle prot c'or of the poor and the str eken that he had ever been. His mission school grew largar anc larg-r; hii church grew more anc more powerfu'; his irfluaence the wid er. His c ,nverrs to C iristianity wert funi by the thousand along the whole ilue (f the West African coast. His art as a preacher hid mellowel and ripened with ta years. It was on the night cf a Sun4a3 hree years ago that he returned to his cottage looking very tired and old. Tne srrvices of that day had been m .rc thn uually exhausting N v r, they said af erward,. had he preacher bo weli. He had take "Snctrit)" for nis text. It was an address to be re memnered f..r all time. Bit it was recalled af aerward that right in the eart of his sermon he had come to a suden dead stop, hs band upliftel as thcugh to bespeak silenc -, his eyes fixed on vacancy, his whole expres ion as one who listens fr=m afar. Then, as if with a great i ff rt he rectvereo his thouzhts, sighed peep-y and re ,umed his discourse. "I em very weary," he said to his servants. "To-night while I was speak ing, I beard the s und of the prayer song that I rr member in my ycuth. The song seemed to be born in upon me from the v ry dep -hs of the forest I heard the v;.Ic.s of my brethren raised as tacugh t o call me. When they entere-i the room In the moring his b~d was empty. Yat they did not search tor him, tua aftDer the manner of their race, quierly sat do wi at their doors ard --vaited. And at last there came a dark time when, they say, for twenty one long days he vanished f a m the ken cf all who had known him. Dawned bright and beaut f il the mraing of the twenty-s c 'rnd day, and before the eyes of his ~a z -d ser v.nts he stod-aba sam - - a trn:. formed. For the first ui.-e i f, rt., years he was himseif. Within a week the chu c'h in whic' he xad preached w s empty and thle scholhouse a dismantled ruin. Tne edifice of two generations was destroy Little it ricked to him that the council of the church In far away America had solemnly expelled him for ir fi ielity to the brothernood. For the first time in hi; life he breathed the air of freedom. And now from out the recesses of the African Lorests, ten miles away from the coast, came ghastly stories of the sacritices iifered up by the tribes of the Imnperial in return for the restoration of tueir cnlef; of death feasts in which the 11 :sh jf children and women was eaten. Sp es and scuts, cree ping through a ttusand paths, c-me upon them, and toid o.f the chief of the Imperri seated with his wives on a pile of rocks around him, his men dancing the darnce of death >ver a corpse, And in a wild medley of justice and revenge, police and soldiers alike were on the trail of the former missionary to hunt him, by day and night, until, m his own camp, surrounded by. his men, he was caught and forced to sur ren-ler, and led, a crptive, to Sierra Leone.-New York American.I Ackmptea Smic:de. Dr. J. B. Matthews, in ja,!l at Geer.sboro, N C., for wife murder, :ame near enoing his life by cutting hs wrist with a spoon handle one day last week. The physiciaas reached~ oim in time to stop thne fl.)w of blood Ld he is now out or danger. A guard as been placed in the cell with him. prsoner in an adijoini cdll no Aced him lying on his cot with his andged wrist hanging down. Ask ng wrnat was the matter, Mstthews esponded that he was cold and had yandaged his pulse to make him warm. Sapectieg something wrong, she j tor was notitied and on investi ration found the prisoner with a tin ;poon handie, but he had failed to lever the artery. H~e had tied a andkerchief over it and was holding is hand down with the edige of the lanket conceling it while his blood l ,wed in a bucket. Matthews swal owed a qid of tubacca, several match ieads and charred stumps of ciga -ettes he had been allowed to smoke. luring the day. The-physician gave' tim a powerful emitic and saved his Muast iexosaice kPayers. The State Supreme Court Is deter nined to find out what is contained n those alleged private letters and ither papers which Chief Beer Dis- 1 >enser James S. Farn~um, of Charles on, on the advise of counsel had re noved from his dispensary, No. 12 in ~harleton beyond the reach of the ispensary investigating ccmmission o ao her S:ate and to this end aursday passed an order requiring im to place them before the court. Death List of kinoters. The total numbar of bunters killed y aidnt so far this year, Whronsin od Northern M chlgan Is twenty six. 'irtyone have been wounded. More umters were killed this year by ao idental discharge of their own guns an evi r be f.re. Many were shot by astake by Lu iters who took them SOME PlAIN TAIK 3y Co'. R. 13. Warson in the Baptist State Conventlon. CA. R. B. Watson. of JZ je Sprir g 'ormer candidate for goveinor, stirr d ap the Baptist corverntin in Ccoum ia one day last wteek in a rind og ;peech against the '~intfimperate a( vccacy of texperance," taking o:ca sion in the course cf his remarks to sca;re the byp~.criY of preacle:s and others. He was speaking to the re port of the tarpcrance con mittee's report, a motikn baving been put to [ u'lish the re port. He declared in a voice trembling with emotion that we are rot ready to enf r.,e prohibi tion in this state until as a church the members and d:acns are proli bited from drinkirg. He told oQ seeirg two men who had been moder tors oef assocIations and two d :ac ns or more, take diinks wiLh young men. "If 3 ou don't diret to e' force tem perarc- in your churchws'" he decl.red ''now can.ycu expect to enforce it iD the state. Go hcme and educare your people along temperar-ce lines I iefo:e 3ou talk about disfranchising people who drink or sell whi key." C 1. Watson added that he had incorporated in the deeds to lots be soli at his ho-ne thqt the owner would forfeit his title it he sold whiskey on the premise s. Halt a dcz n membe~s of te con ference repled to Col. Watsoa witb more or lss heat. Col. Watson t xp'ained that )e did not favor the dit-pinary vc pt Ps the most pra-tical way if handling the matter at prs'nt. He was a temperance man. Tae reoort of the Wotrats MiQ ,ionary Union, read by toe Rev. C E Butts, was very int-resting. Tne society raited uriug the year $13.388 which .s 82.421 more tan it ri d ast year. Tnere are Dine wcmen missionries in the.stste supported by the uaion, a situaUon that has ro parallel in the s u h. The R- v. Dr. . C. Brown "had a kick comicy." igainst the ire nslstency (f the con ference. 113 c mplAined that thougl, the c~nference forbid women preach irg to men that here they were going our to the I-d;iLns and preaching to them. C.)TT,) RTILL KING. High Prici cf the Staple Mak- e the Son' h Proppron-. C tten, unlike the Czar, is seatcd on a staple throne. The good cld Sou-.bern monarch, despite all cfforts of speculators and market gambl--rs to the contrary, holds p warful sway thrcu rhout the world. Tae govern ment report cf lit Tu sday corcern irg the present crop tends only to the support of the e-.tton market. As this crop, on acacuat of the dry fall, has been completely harvest, the etimate thi-; time be cames almost an e ual statement as to the number uf ales made. The report puts the nuber at0,16818 As tnese fig ures are consids rauly below the worla's cosmption of coitt: n t;e surpius O l.st year can easily be takren up with out reducing tne price of tne staple at Cotton that is being teld must in the face of this report become more valuable than it is at present and as much of bte holdings is still in the hands of the farmer toe prospects are that tnere will be good times in Dixie daring the !ext t welve monobs. But there is more significance in this small crop of cotton than that whIch attachEs to the present year. Witn only ten million bales, as stated before, the surplus of the great .1904 crop will hava to be used to meet con sui~option, and this willstart the 1906 crop with a clean shett. Taere w l'1 e none, or very little, residue from former crops to bear down I s price. Taken all in all the conditioos for prospeits in the South are altogether cheerrkl and the people hav'e but to use ene-gy and judgment to grasp sucess.-Charleston Post. A Mila Wiuter. The New York Sun say s E las Hartz of Reading Pa., aged 92, the goosebone weather prophet, helped to eat his first goose of the season Thurs day. Luoking at the breast bone after It was dried, Mr. Hartz saw very lit tie of the usual purple coloring and at oce declared emphat e Jly that the comirg winter woult be very mild. Along abt the holidays, or during the early part of .Janurary, a sharp drop in the temperature is in dicated, but it will not last more than a few days.. The remainder of t'hat month will ba mild. About the first of Feburary severe cold weather with plenty of snow and probably a bl~zz ard may be expected. R-:al winter weather is predicted for toat month and i t may r-xtend into March. The bone Is perfectly clear uneill the mid de of tue winter when a dark spot is shown. Then it again clea:-s and re mainls so untill the closing m .nth of the winter. The disculoratior-s of the bone are in sharp contrast ecmr pared with those r. f tne two previous ears. Tse one for 1904 1905 showed frcm the dark color all the way through that the winter would be se vere -from start to finish. Nat DaniMuzrphy. The State says "it appears that Dan 0. Murphy is not In .i .11 at S wairsoro, GL.., after all-and per haps Is in tne Philipines, according to the story which reached Columbia last summar. Once to see Murphy would bs to remember him always. Sergeant C. C. I&berts of the peni tentiary guard went over to Swains boro Monday. Upon seeiug the pris oner ne wired. Suspect is not Mar phy. Pecdl ar case. The man at empted &u cide when he was told Ihat an calial fronr South Carolina iwould come to identlfy him." The shief of police of Augusta wrote with iuen co tidence tnat it was believed .hat thi realiy might htve been Mur >hy, but Caii Nrs evidently was nsio rmed Barned to Death. ( The little community around KyiesI ?ort, Tenn., has been thr scene ofJ swo shcking accidents in 24 hours. Phe first occurriog Monday af ternoOn, was the accidental k.llir g of Miss ltosa Cslliri, . well known youeg lady, >f the negboorhood, by the discharge )f a sbotgu't in the hands of Cephas loherts, whi.e he was examinint the un in the home of Mis; Collin's f sther.I ?oe sc -nd s~as tne burnIng to death1 tf Miss Annie Gi son and ner mother. ?.e daughter's ulothing caught fi:x ,d the mother running to her rei~cue anvoltdA in the tames ome 7 horghis for the Yarmer Wh nI Ee Gets Cld. 7ncle Hi mry Wallace." Rmself a Jofy and Uicful O'd Ma n, Gives the Scret Of it. As ycur U-cle Harry has almcst fached the allotted span of life, acd e(lis prctty well. thark y(u, it may i F lot be amiss for him to suggest to the ,st of the dtfr rs how it is p- ssible o live a lorg as the L-rd lets ycu md be reasonably C(Mlotable, sus Dr. Henry Wallace, in Wallaccs ,, rMer. Fiist, don't eat tco nc'i. Wty to ,ou want to load yourself up wi q a or of aricif nt blubber and go wheez ng around ith it .o your oiscemfort mrd the shrtening of stur da3? Tou don't wsnt anythirg over and bjve tne fucd cf supooru. Trere is o strcr:gtb ani healzh in fat. E ,ssive fat s disease, or rather the videne uf disease. V you are eat. ng half as much as that seventeen ear-nld graLden of y u-s y-u are ating qte t: o much. R -member 3s:om )).'s injuncfior: "When thou it'est to eat with a raler cinsider iligently what is tefure thec; and uD a knife to thy throat, if thou be man given to appetite." P, Is q ilte ,ossible that as many people dig neir gravcs with their teetn as by ookirg upcn the wine whiln it is ed. N x', sleep. When ycu havs d:ne cur ca's wcrk and said your pray rs, or ratber priyed (ometbirg o'te-1 4ite ifferent frem sayirg prayer ). et, in bel, and go te sl6p C zsider iurs-:lf as dead til morning. What ces a dad man want to do with the rets ard worriis and vexations of if? Sleep quite as many hours as r -u were accustt med to when 3oung. E ght are not too man: ; but sleep md don't let anyuody or anythi- g rLb ou of your sleep It is not an easy onirg to do, we admit. Possibly it maWt always be done, but if you don't o it you will slorten your days. Trat machine, cambined mind and bxly, rieeds oiling ar.d repairiog and -fixing op We should put it in the shop over night. Tne'Maker of it will fix it up for you an-! give it to you in go:.d rd:r in the morning, if you will let Next, don't spnd to- much of your ime with otner old fellows. Some htve betn fortunat:; s m- are un ealthy; some are chronic kickers anyhow. D n'rt stsy t-o much witb the crowd. Associate with yourg p'o ple. Next z, your wife, your s ns and daughter are the best asnociites you ean hav ; nExt to them y. ur grand. rhi dren. Associate with 3 ounger pe-..!p1e, people woo bave life before them, somethitrg to do, and are earn esly bent on doing it. Tuey will cir rect the views of lite that are likly to be entertained by an old man or an old woman. Here is where most farmers make a mistake in moving to town. They ge~t away from their boys and girls. teir sons in-law and daughters-in law, anr get with arnother lot cf old fello=.s and heir the grumb-irg and compaints. U~lless they fignt it, they will take the old mau.'s view of 1i e, which is largely a tuista ken view. If they ha'd stayed on the farm they wnll have been in c~owr tcuch with their families. It is d~ult for an old mmn to get cio e to youzng men witi whom he is not immediately re Iael. He can, however, keep close o tnis boys and girls, their wi ges and nusbands. Tal , to our mind, is the greatest cbj'?ction to reti ing from the farm. It cuts you off from the very class with whom y'ou ought to have most intimate association, Keep doir g somet'ting. No one EX oa cts a man over seventy or even ver sixty to do very much bard w k, except as a stern necessity. T e1 man who has u ed his time wisely d't have to; but the man who stops work altogether, who retires, very materially shortens his d aye. No mat ter what the work is, so that it cccu pies the attention and kee ps his brain busy. When the brain dies the body m~gnt as well be dead. The mere vegetable or animal erstence is not worta living.- Menta.l act vity is is gential to any ilfe that is worth liv Here Is where the retired farmer mkes another great mistake. H3 jf ten stops his agricultural paper uts him:,elf t ff from his old lines of iought and can't take up any new ines that require siuly. H~encze he~ Elsl himself up with the gossip of she daily press and the news, much t which is misleading and wrong. Read the d dly papers; keepi up wit h he tiu es. Don't neg~ect your agrical :ursl papers if you wish to live long Ld be happy. Take a oneerful view of the future. f y ou have not Irade your peace with rour God, you bave missed the real neaning of life. Dent miss the eanir~g in t he little of it that is lef t c you. D.:n't be afraid of t de agonies I death. There is; no reasson wny it hould not be as easy to die as to bel n. The camng in of a life and the! ;oing out of one b -th bring pain and gush to otherL; but there is no evi ence that except in c~ es of untimely les :h, the isalling of tbe apple tefore~ a is ripe, there is any special pain! nnecied W~ith it. The body provid s it; own anesthetic for tbe dying lay. Beleive in tthe fatherhood of Ed. He has been better to you all 'our life than you deserve. Why cant ou trust Uim for the outg'ing .and ntrance into tue larger life? F amem er always that "a merry heart doi~th :ood like a mnedicine: but a brokEn pit drieth the bones..'' A ?aiIFemnily. Every person wno travels on the tem=.r Coequamegon whic.i plies be ween St. Ignace, Mich., at.d The noves, is face-d to lo'k up to the naster of the craft. Cnrista C.F :w'er, or be stands six feet nine inches, and 3 t~he tallest beat capta n on the~ lakes. Japt. F..wler is a member of a re arkable family. His brother, Irvirg .Foler, of Whitecastle, La , three ears his juni r. is of ai.e same heig't ,nd regh:; b i fa-.her, J. K. Fowler, .f :;,shville, M:ct., also is six fee. i, and his sIster, Flora Fo ler, of alamazoo, is six feet wo inches tall. .ie mariner is well proportioned. Lial~e Girl isurnedl. A little daughter of Mr. Jud Alli on was frightfuily burned Thursday .t hma about three mriles frcm Gaff .ey. From the meagre details at and it is learned that the mother1 ft tiue little oie to go to the well short dismance from tI e house. On eturning she~ met the ciold i'J ih mes. 'he condition of the child is 'RDAN HAD RFOR'. CHAGED. ne uc:ed Sf cretary Wilson to Esti nia-e on Grcbs W( ight. To President Harvie Jordan of the 3'Cthern COttCn AssOsia:i >n, accord ng to a- v cs from Wanhirgton, is lue the fac; that the government Crop sti mate w:as no 500 000 bales larger .bau the figu es ven. Accordjg to v*:e story which ,eauhed Atlant:, Abistant Secretary la es, cf the .stuia turaau wirec ecre:a: iaster, of the N.:w Orleans 'ottot. E-.c. ange tuat thecotion crop s'tijate .ould oe made on une b isi ,f 475 pouads t e tale, Instead of 500 pounci as heretofore, the oj c5 be Ig to give the net weight of t..e bale. Tuis basis wou:d h,ve ircreas d the st m ite, by s.,?rY tali g like 5CO 000 bales ani would u idi.uotedly have haa a.n aporrciable etrect in brit ging Cowu ILe price of c .tton. Screterv H-e ter wir d this in'cr mation to Pre. d at J.)rdan of the 3sutt.e-n t c L ion aid ne rceived Lhe tel& ri j Int in t me to c.s cn the nr l 1.m Le, a.,n f.,r Wain1 gton M- J .roM wtt rignt to mte i1iica o1 secreLary of Azriculture WIsun and is it sid d- m Ad d the L t:-e e.timate be made in accordanee witn us ge tha is on Lhe is oi 500 psur.ds to 1he bale. I is said tins .s wrty the p, b i Vion of th - sOma-e, which was ex p c.ei to h:.v- been given rmt at 10 o'ciouk, was delaytd until 12 3) p m. According to a telegram frou P-es idena Jrdtn, Secretary Wilson no. oly g-aLt- d his req vst but also a zeed t mtke the r, port withOut thr usual ;ezceotag4 whici wai adeed or d-due:ed under the H, de admmistra tion. tk&LL CROP. Ginnerb" Aesciioa Predicts L as T*in " n Thiousand Bales. Followiaz is the cVton crop report of the National Ginars' Association, given out Tvuridy from D.llas, Tex as. Reports sent to us frcm the whol xtta he:t, every p->stufl:3 repr nt'dr, irdcates atot.,l cropof 9, 623,COO bedles, wih 8,486,000 bs'e gii:nlEd up to December 1.' Tae coro thus far picked is 924 per c nt and 88 per cent nas bt es ginne-. The report by State is as follows: Alabama- (61,000 bales ginned; 95 p(r cent p'cke1. Arkansu--42),000 ginned; 89 per cent piektd. Florida-6 1,000 gianed; 95 per cent nic':d. Georgia-1,549,000 ginned; 97 per cent picked. India- Territory-242,OCO gioned; 90 per cent p-clud. Louisisra-344,000 ginnel; 90 per cent pliked. Miss' irpi-820,000 ginned. 87 pe cen6 pick-d. Misscu:-31.000 ginnef; 90 percent picked. North Car'lina -561,000 ginnee; 96 per -eot p;cked. Oklahoma-234,000 ginne; 87 per cent pickrd. Scutb Caroilna--975,000 ginned; 98 er cent pick.:d. Tennessee-198 000 gInned; 89 per cET.t picked. Tosxv-1 978 000 ginned; 92 per cent picked. Justline 1 in Firing. In Altoona, Ps., the other nl.zat dile yonig men se-enaded the lad love of one of the party. A neignbor raised a rearney window and tired a revolver at i'ie party then called a policeman en-i had them-all arrested for disorderiy condu~ct and disturbit g the peace. In police e--urt the next morning the young m n protested that they were singir g love songs. a d i ff-red to sing for the C u t b) way of provinig their innocence of the charge against trem. Tne cour. eard them einz two selections whereupon the e enad rs were im formed that -f the cour had preyion sly any doubs as to their guilt it bad entirely disappeared. "Anybod3 would be' j stSed for biring at you, if ou were makmg a noise like that." said the jun ige.- He fined them 85 eacb. _________ Bou~ght 1c Back. The Sparten1 u g Journal says an important land sale made Munday wich~ was not pub-ished was that of af 1460 anres near P~c let. T.>e land ~a sold under mortgage of W. T. S mmons to the Fideli t: L ian and Trust Ccm~any, and was be ught in by G L. Carrier for the sum of $9550 Tis is c nsidered a nne bargin by those who are be-t on land values. Te lan-i in quastion bas a history. Some weeks ago Mr. Simmons pur chased the propf-rty through a Wes tern real estate man, who handled the property for Mr. Carrier paying about 11,000 for the property. Mr. Garrier oeu~fnt back his land. He no# has nis or1kioal tract of land and he is a bout 81.800 to the good. . Dead Issi.. The Columbia Record says J. Warren K ifer, of 0 dlo, formerly speak r or the hcuse, is tack in C an rre:sa and hie somes primsd and load .d wit Suthern representative re Suct ion scheme;. The chief cook and ottle wash r in this movement, Drumpacker, is. stili on hand, but he das been rebL if d and turned down so )tenl by his own party in this matter thaL he is as yet undecided what he wvil u-sue in this Congress. He and eifer will doubtless get together and prduce the annual bill. They will be given the opportunity to make the ual bitter, partisan speeches but This will be as a passing breeze and wil be g aickiv fmgotten. kileei by a ?eniant. C J. Hughes who formerly resided n Gatiney, we..s shot and is reported illed by Rufus Bvars, a tenant near 2is home in Cherokee c runty last .veek. Relations between the two are said to have been strained for some ime. 'Datails of the aifidr are very carce the're. Bvars, too was formerly L resident of Gairaey. The shooting as do-:e with a double bi.rreled shot ;un two shots taking affhct. Both r~en are about 30 years old. A war -aut has been issu d for Byars an ts wife by Marrstrate B. 3. Gold, at 3j casburg. Olli 3ers from this city iave gore to the ecene. Both men tre well known here, Barned wu Iea-h. A dispa'c'. from Jo'mston to The tz~te say s a colored gir. 14 years old ivi g on the farm of Mr. J. L. Hart was burned to death Thursday . fruim ier clothing catching fire ano as she as running e uld not be saved. Axnhyxiated. Frank Martin and John L O'iver, iotn of Bah Me., were found dead n bad at the residence of Martin's ster, Mrs. Francis MacCiu'ey of ?rovence, R. L. They had been sphy xiated by illuminating gas, ,ccicnty tuned on. THE COLOED IR5ACHIRS. A DDointments of the Northern Metho diut Church for South Carolinp. The following are the app: iatmcnt of the N rthern Methodist Church in South Cirohna ftr the next year All of tne pr.azhers, exc pt one, are coloree: B nnettsville D-strIct-J. S. Tim a&, presidirg elder. Alex, J A. G x); Asburv and New Hody, D. L Tto at; Asbland. J R Grat-am-; Bennett sviile, W. S. i'naompi ; C-erae ; B 4 J es r; Caeraw and 6, ciety Hd. E J Mrrisoi; Cbfsterifield. J. C. burch; Clio and Tatum, J. McE dii; Darlington, J. B. Mildletor; Dilljn, J McL od; Eartsviile, W. B. Rma::s; J. ff.rson, M V. Gra); Lit:tle Rckr, S. G -eer : Nrtn Mar b r..), J. P. R ab insor ; Smn'rna, R. F. Harrngton; Spes r-, B C. J:: ekson, Syr. cu;e, C. C Robinbon, N. 6. 8miuen iafs witaouD spointrent to attend scocol. Buufaro Ds r ce-G. J. DiviS, p-e id:ng ler. A keD, C. K. B.o-vn; Arpleton, L W. William-; A'endale. W. G. Whir; Beauf. r:, I'.ia' M. yers: Barnwell. M 0 S.ewar.; Barb~rxrz. N. T. Boweb; Bm')erg ci;cat. V. S J ihrsoi; C .ttugeville, I S. E p.; E irna a, J J Ju.; .4rshamviue, J L C:.ts..ur: Greeu P>i. R. 1) t.s.yes; FHor. p on, Wiliam roney; Ho0ly S i, M S exar ; JacksonbLrj A. E. Barrison; Lodge, E. J. Curr R fiI j, E Fret. 8..igligville, A M Wrigt; Sprirgiow:, J. T. LIts -r: W- crro, A. D. Browi; Wemer, N 1. B wen, J ; Ymansee, dasu ThL m as Charleston D-stric -J E Wi'sn, prei lbg eit'er, Cbaries:o. : Center ary, M. M M AZx; 0 d B.Atnel, I E L-we r5; bis-Jon, to b! ruppliet; Wesley. E B. Burro!gba; C opel R.-ver, G 6. McMillar.; J -n' Island, A G Kenie'y; MHryville and St Anlrew's. B F MX.e: ; Pinopo is, S Simmon; Riogeillle, J S. Tylei; R s W R J-irvi.; 9r. John, G. F Male ; S.. S ephen A R. Sm;it; 3A. Tuomae, Ti oma& Judge, ,-uppj); Summerv lIle, B S. A Will aa WashirgtoD and Lidson, C. H Hir leston. Flore: ci DistricZ-C. R B:own, oruiding elder. Biti3esoa, Be! j Browr.; Black River, W S. Nei', Boo:ck Green, DAniel Browr.; F,>rene, W H R -dfi-dr'; Ge;'rgetowu aLd Wacca maw, J. G Gibso ; Greeleyvlile anc Farreston, J. T. Martir; Kgstree. J. A. Harrall; KIng;trAe circua, L. L. Thoma; LEze City, J B. Taoma; L-ne's M. Wisar; L tta, P R. C1m lii; Mars B ..ff. Wm Damu; Mai.:n a A. CoLinghan ; Mullins ard Shi Ih, Frank L Barx r, J ; Sintee anc McClellanville, J. A. N jri ; Salem and W..s-ey, Wiley Littl.j,.,si ; St. M .ry's, B M P.:s ues, Springvale, C H Hooe ; Timmansvtlle, D J. Szn der ; Turkey Creek, D S -.lters. G.eenvilte Dzstrict-Jam a F. Page pr siding el. er, Ashevil e, J. C. Gibba; &rdrson. U. C. Scot ; McF i.rlanc; Easley, L G. Greggi; G eanville, R L Hicks sn: Greenvi.le misicn, J. C Armstrcn ; L hery, M Muo! LowrdesvuP, C T Mille ;' Marietta. C. L Logan; Ol1a, H. H. Matthew Pendleton, W. B B ,wers; R ck Mill S. S Butle ; S,-n. ca, J 1. MIiche; Seneca circun, G. W. B ckb: m; S,.uv Greenville, J. C. Mart-i ; -it. Mra'5, W ianaton, f.;rk G odiett. D. ki Minus, president Sterling College. O:inge burg District-- G W. Cooper, realding elder. Braunv lie, S WV Gant.; C . ur~bi>, S. D W121amne; U.> umbia mi.slon. J. H. Jobnsor; D,:L mark, B. (3. F.eat.rick; Elitsto Fr, J A. Brow ; Jamison, J. R To~wn sen ; L xingcton, B. F Goiud ; Mace donia, J. M. Pailip, ; N rt , W J %ngeburg circuit, J. L. Gnic ; Pice vile, A. G. To-ensenr; Rue viile , T. G Robinso: ; R-weviile, W R E a); Spring field, S. J: Coop ; St Georg~'i J L Hen'ierson. L fr Lva. D, pres d at Cit il n University. Sparrtanourg Dinrct-8. F. With er poon, prt~siding elder. Bacts burg, A. D. Harris; iCatawba, A. Lew. ; Chester, F. N. Ne w :; Cam pobel; J C. Pattesot ; CE v r, W. H Gree:; Cowpens, D. H. Keiree, Cow oens circuit, D. B. Bu..er, E , worth J T. L Dunham, Greenwo4.d F. W. Vince : Greenwo od c.rcuit, A ; W. Fiell--r; Greer's, R C. Cdambe:1 Gaff .y. J. W .DorE; Gsf.1ey Circul J. F. Wooi: Newberry, W S..Baikcy; Ninety-S x, S. W. William.; Pacolet. J W. GrovEE; Bock Bill, H. 3. KIrt i Redville, C. B. Lowery; Saluena, L Rice; . Spartanburg, A. E Q Aict; Sparranburg circuit, Jame~s A. ilen: ; St. James, F. D. Sm~th: Welifoi d. B J BostoL; Yorkville, E W. Aoamn?; Yrk circuit; W~lliam Gr if -; Glenn Springis W. E Ga-risor ; L e's Capel, S. Goocilock Pauline, T E Mahar3; Mro~re's Seation, W. T. K :lles ; SL1ow Sumier D?aricr- V G V de iIn3 presiding elder. AnthGch, William Bker; Bishopville mission, Henry Mc Donald; Boraen mission, W. J Mc Danle:; C>.mien, J. B. Taylai; Crcden circuit; H. C. Asbury; L'.ma2 and Sarnders Grove, W. H. Jones; Lychburg, S S. Sparks; Longtown, . A King; Mayesv.lte, L. L H ard.; Macaiesville, R. A. Thomas; Mannt Zion. B S. Cooper: Rock Spring, S A. King; Star p mission, Stark Smitt : Sfhl10', J. A. Murr); Sumtmer, W. M. Hanna; Sumter circuit, A B M.1rphy: Sumter mission, Henry Mc Donald; St Matthews, W. G. Murphy; Water ee, F. E Mc.Donald. Gioners Reu'et. A bulletin issu: d by the census bur eau Frida.y shows the number of bales of co ton ginned to Dcc. 1, 1905, to be 8.684,842, counting round bales as half bales. A previous report shmed 7498,67b1es gnned toN v 14l19u5. The ameuut of cotton girn. d, by States and territories Is as folica: Alabams 1.066,728; Arkansas 422,813; Florida 65 455; Georgia 1,561,061; In dian Territory 246 402; Kentucky 628; L -usiana 3),254; North Carolina 573, 58; Oklahoma 232.648; South Caroli na 992,708; Tennesee 203,388; Texas 2,075,0C3; Vrgina 13,030. A N gro Shot. At Holly Hill on Monday night of las. week some negroes who weri. engaged in gambling m a small house on the edge of town, got into a quar rel, which resulted in the sho.-twg of one of them, Pomp Jenkins by name, a well known, turbulent, negre'. e was left helpless in the hut by Royal E'birs-n, who shot him, and a negro namu d Waring, who was in the row. Jenkins called for help and at a late honr was taken to his home bad ly hurt. It ls though his leg will have to be amputated. Hangedl at Atlanta. A dispatch from Atlanta says the legal execution ina Fulton county, for the crime of criminal assault, took place at the tower Friday morning when Jim Walker, the self-convicted egro assailant of Ms. Alice Moore, wmanged.w Agitation on the Pacific Coast to Restrict Immigration. CRY "YELLOW PERIL" Number Has Increased From 86 in Census of 1880 to 35,000 at Pres ent Time-No More Desirable as Neighbors Than Chinese-Japan ese Intolerant of the Whites. The adoption by the California Leg islature of a concurrent resolution op posing the fyirther unrestricted immi gration of the Japanese, and calling upon the national government for pro tection by treaty or otherwise, is the outcome of an agitation begun by the California press. "The Japanese problem," says the "Chronicle," "is no longer to be ig nored. It has been but lightly touch ed upon heretofore; now it is pressing upon California and upon the entire United States as heavily and contains as much of menace as the matter of Chinese immigration ever did, if, in deed, it is not more serious, socially, industrially, and from an international st..andpoint. It demands consideration. This article shows that since 1880, when the cansus noted a Japanese population in California of only 86, not less than 35,000 of the little brown men have come to this State and re mained here. At the present day the number of Japanese in the United States is very conservatively estimat ed at 100,000. Immigration is increas in;; steadily, and, as in the case of the Chinese, it is the worst she has that Japan sends us. The Japanese is no more assimilable than .the Chinese, and he is no less adaptable ir. learn ing quickly how to do the white man's work and how to get the job for him self by offering his labor for less than a white man can live on. "Japan is intensely intolerant of the white man who visits her in any other capacity than that of the curio buying traveler. Industrially she has neither room nor welcome for the for eign devil from this side of the Paci fic. It would seem to be about time for us to take a leaf out of the Jap anese code of self-protective patriot ism." "California has a population of a million and a half people. The popu lation of all the Pacific coast States is, comparatively speaking, insignifi cant. We shall not be able at the present time to impose our beliefs about Japanese exclusion upon the people of the nation-eighty 'millions of them-who have been carefully educated to believe the Jap a charm ing little hero. We do not say this in discouragement of those who desire a restriction of Japanese immigration. Far from it. Let tnem by no means halt in the work of arousing public sentiment. But, on the other hand, it is foolish not to recognize what the facts of the matter are. It is absurd to go into the fight blindly ignorant of the nature and - extent of the pro Japanese sentinent that is to be over come. "We all know that the ordinary Jap Is a neat, clean, personally pleasing little fellow. We don't want- to ex clude him because he is immoral or because he sells his labor (since it is more convenient) through a contrac tor. "The reason we must exclude him is in order to preserve iintact our Oc ciiental civilization. The Jap may be our moral superior. In manners he - may excel us. His philosophy of life may be a better one than ours. Yet, sweec self-preservation. is the flrst law of nature, we are impelled by that immutable law to preserve our in fericr selves. "It matters not if the Jap were an angel of light-if he could live cheap er and did not racially assimilate, he would have to go. As a matter of fact, the Jap, while personally far more pleasing that the Chinese,' is tricky, dishonest, a liar, and unreli able, whereas the Chinese is usually honest- truthful, andl dependable. But that has little to do with the case. What we must base all arguments upon is the great and eternal truth that two races, unassimilable, cannot occupy the same land together in peace. "We have expressed the opinion that no exclusion law Is possible. There is, however, a possible solution of the problem without it. It may very likely happen that the Japanese Government itself, cognizant of the growing agitation in this coast, and undesirous of sacrificing the friend ship of America for the slight national advantage to be gained by unrestrict ed emigration, will put a check upon emigration of Japanese --for a few years, at least. until the Japanese peo ple recover fully from the drain of the present war and. are in a position to take a strong attitude toward this country. Then, indeed. wb shall have a problem."-New York Mail. Alphabet for all the World. A movement is on foot for the call ing of an international conference on the adoption of a universal phonetic alphabet- It is suggested that the Roman alphabet should serve as a basis, but that slight modifications be made in the forms of the letters. which would not interfere with their legibility to any one familiar with them in their present shapes, in order to indicate the precise sounds for which they stand. Such an alphabet it is maintained, would enable any one to pronounce correctly at a glace the words of a foreign language, because the spelling, apart from a few special sounds, would be the same as in his own language. There is said to- be no language so hindered by its spelling as the English. Youth's Compeanion. Blind Tiger Killed. )n Friday morning Chief of Po lice M. D. Littlefield, of Greers, shot and kiled Lewis Brewton, colored, suspected of selli ig blind tiger liquor. Chief Lttleni Id went to Gresntown, a negro settlement, to arrest Brewton. He foud him in a negro house, ar rested him and was loading him out of t~he house when the negro drew his gun. The chief was quilck enough fr nim ahd both began firing abou the sme time. Five Shots were ex canged, Brewton firing three of tese. The negro ran out firing as he went and fell dead wIthin 100 yards. of the house. C roner Wootepn em paneled a jury Friday evenirng, which rendeed a verdict of justifiable homn ide. Lewis Brewton is one of the most notorious blind tigers in th-is section. He boasted of the piles 0' mney he had made out rfi the busi ness. It is thorgbt that B:ewton was 't the agent of w Aite men in the Drk C irner. The simplest rnother is wiser th: n the brightest childless woman, b' mause experience is the only sort < widom worth having. AN ICEI.ESS ICE BX. Ccider, Clearer, Chcaper and More Convenient Than Ice. The iceless refrigerator, which Is the very latest refinement of the elec trical industry, threatens to dethr-ne the ice man so effectually that it may be but a short time before his shining morning face will no longer be swen at the back door. The iceless retrig erator has been perfected for the pur poses of the butcher, storekeeper, soda water fountain and the larger hcusehold, and it has a great variety of redeeming features to recommend it. It is colder than ice, cleaner than ice, cheaper than ice and more con venient than ice. Those who have made use of the new apparatus ..ay that any one of these advantages is sufficient to warrant its introduction, but in the aggregate they are sin;y overwhelming. Ju a few words, this improvement corsists of a complete cold storage plant in miniature, tucked away.with in the confines of a refrigerator of or dinary size. This does not mean Oie small ice box at present, but it is only a matter of a short time before this will be arrived at. The motor, com pressor and other necesary apparatus are disposed of in a compartment at one end of the box. The space usually taken up' by the ice is oc cupied by a tank of brine, by means of which the atmosphere of the in terior is cooled. The motor operating the cooling plant Is in action only a portion of the time, during- which period the brine becomes so chilled that it is entirely sufficient to main tain a proper temperature for some consideraMe additional period of-time. For instance, in the equipmpnt which was experimentally installed in a grocery store for .ae purpose of ascertaining how it met the con ditions of the. ertablishment in actual use, the motor is run only during the eight hours of business. Although the refrigerator is being coifstartly visited by the employed during' that time, the temperature is always sev eral degrees lower than has ever been obtained with the use -of ice.. This has been demonstrated by actual tests. The same tests have also shown that the operative costs. are lower than the ice bill and .the sani tary condition of the interior is far superior to that of formerimes when it was charged daily with biocks of ice, but apart from all of these, the grocery man says he is more than re paid in his emancipation from the bother and confusion of the iceman's daily visit to his store. A soda water fountain cooled by much the same ap paratus has demonstrated the econo my and cleanliness of electric refrig eration for this purpose. While the principal is not- a new one there have always been obstacles. which seemed insurmountable in the way of the small isolated refrigera tion plant. But these have now. been successfully overcome. - Brocklyn Eagle. "The Bushido" in Japan. "The Bushido" means "the mortal doctrines of the Samurai," and they are obeyed by all the statesmen, sol diers and scholars of the presen1t time, wilh as much holy respect 9s the Christian's reverence for the Bible and its teachings. In Japan Buddhism~ is the popular religion, but Buddhist teachings are not respected by educat ed men or soldiers. In fact, most of - them are atheists or agnostics, who do not believe in any religion but the: doctrines of "the Bushido.' "The Busbido," for instance, teaches a man or woman to-have the courage to perform hara-kiri if he or she comimits any serious offense. The spirit of this doctrine is that the of fender should kill himself instead of waiting to be executed by the law, which latter is considered in Japan as one of the most cowardly things. "The Bushido" also teaches that the~ life of a Japanese is a gift of the fiol' Mikado, and if the country need the lives of her people they should be given gladly, for that is only to return to the Mikado what they have re ceived from him. To die on the battlefield Is the only key for a Japanese to find his way to his Shinto heaven, and the soldiei-s who were not killed on the battle field are considered unfortunate.- It is maintained in Japan that if a man gives you a'favor or money, or pleas ure, you should return it with more than what was given to you.-Hdyesa. buro Ohashi in Leslie's Weekly. Flour Bleached by Electricity. At least one patent-and there may be others-has. been granted in .this country to a process for bleaching flour by electricity. The process de pends on the bleaching action of the gases produced by sending an electric current through the air or water. A French chemist has examined a sam ple -of an electrically bleached flour to see if the composition had been changed in the process; no mention is made of the source of the flour or of where It was bleach'ed. He reports that the sample is undoubtedly whiter than the unbleached flour, but that It has a less pleasant taste and odor.. The general composition is scarcely altered; there is a slight development of acid and a change in the character of fats, a change in the direction of rancidity. It is shown, therefore, that the food value of the flour is not changed by bleaching, but that the product has the odor ansi taste of an old and somewhat stale article. Since the whiteness of flour is a purely. aesthetic matter, it certainly seems questionable whether it is worth while to please the eye at the expense of the palate. This busineses of taxing bachelors is not strictly new. Many of them have been conscious of a considerable tax for some years. s&ow Collection. A London mw ney lender pressed his claim for morey loany 34In a cit~y eenrt and the juega, aft.r an exhaus ive inquiry into the marits of the ease, directed the defendant to pay the debt at the rate of one penny per month, the entire amnount to be paid by the end of tihe 209h year. Many Idle. A dispatcho from Toklo. Japan, ays the number ( f unemployed, fol owirg the return of the troops from the fild, is estimated at 700,000. ud Is causing uneasiness in view of the Irndustrial depression now pre ailing, and the unlikehood of a re vival of business in the near futnre. Many Officers Kii led. A dispatch from Harbin Marnchurla lays many cfflcers a'e being killed by 'ebellious troops. Reserve cfflbers are iot permitted to return home. All nessages from Manchuria are cen The king of Spain is a sk:llful and ~earkss rid r, a keen motoristt, a leadly shot with either rifle or revol Ter, a splendid fercer and an dxcep Ixolly clever boxer.