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THEY ARE NEEDED.
SOUTH CAROLLNANSBEFORE THE
Delegations from Columbia, Orange
burg and Sumter Present Claims
of Their Towns.
The Washington correspendent of
The News and Courier says Colum
bia. Orangeburg and Sumter, through
their representatives, had a hearing
Thursday before a sub-committee on
buildings and grounds with refer
ence to securing Federal appropria
tions for public buildings in those
places. These delegations were com
posed of the following: From Sum
ter, R. I. Mannng, Marion Moise. Geo.
D. Shore, E. T. Reardon, Dr. J. A.
Mood and W. H. Seal; from Colun
bia:, B. F. Taylor, Geo. D. Huggins.
Willie Jones. Dr. Cain. F. H. Hyatt.
Micah Jenkins and T. B. Stackhouse:
from Orangeburg Mayor J. W. H.
Dukes, R. H. Jennings, . W. Bow
man and A. D. Webster. These gen
tlemen were met upon arrival at
Washington by Representative Lev
er and showed every possible atten
At 10.30 o'clock the hearing be
gan. While the arguments put forth
by the different speakers were in
the main the same, they liffered in
a few particulars. Messrs, Manning.
Moise and Shore, who spoke in be
half of Sumter, called attention to
the fact that their town was the best
in the State, which statement was at
once challenged by Columbia and
Orangeburg. They said all they want
ed was for the members of the com
mittee who had this matter in hand
to go there and they would see that
their town was entitled to better post
oince quarters than it now enjoy
For Orangeburg Messrs. Bowman
and Webster called attention to the
rapid growth of their town, and said
that from a hamlet -with practically
no business to speak of a few years
ago it had grown in the last ten
year. to a place of such inhportance
thai" the Government should be
ashamed of its present prstollice
building. Every pha.. of Orange
burg 3 coinmercial life wws touched
upon. Postmaster Webster conclud
ed his remarks by stating that at the
present time Orangeburg was trans
acting its postal business in a build
ing 21 by 54 feet, and t.at the com
mercial interests of the town and
the people demanded better facili
For Columbia there appeared B. F.
Taylor, Postmaster Huggns and Mo
jor Micah Jenkins. They told at
some length the story of Columbia's
rise from the ashes of war and her
commercial importance of the prei
ent time. F. H. Hyatt told the com
mittee that Columbia was like the
little boy who had outgrown his
pants, he ought to have a new pair.
of if he couldn't have a new pair his
old ones ought to me patched. That.
he said, was the condition in Colum
bia with respect to the postoffice
* The members of the committee
asked numbers of questons and seem
ed interested in the information
given them. It is probable that Mr.
Lever will have a delegation visit
South Carolina some time during
the present session of Congress to
take a look at the places wanting
Federal aid, and he will endeavor to
convince them that Columbia ought
to have $590,000 with which to en
large her present building; Sumter
$60,000 for enlarging h-ere; and Or
angeburg $100,000 with which to
buld one there.
She Was Crawling Across Railroadl
Track Under Car.
About half-past two o'clock Fri
day afternoon Selina Green, a col
ored woman, who is employed at
Claflin University as a servant, was
instantly killed at the Southern Rail
ray freight station, just opposite the
Ujnversty. It was a sad accident and
made a deep impression on the col
ored people of Orangeburg.
The facts, as developed at the in
quest, were about as follows: The
woman and a companion were cross
ing the tract while a freight engine
was doing some shifting. The com
panion walked around the three box
cars which were standing by them
selves, but the Green woman took a
shorter route and began to crawl un
der one car to the other side.
Just as she got about half way
across t he engine and five more
cars struck those, under one of which
the woman was. The car moved
only about four feet, but that was
sufficient for the wheel to reach her
body and pinion it to the track.
The body was fearfully mangled and
t. was necessary to pull the car off
in order to remove the remains.
It seems that the accntent was
caused solely through the careless
ness of the woman who was killed.
as she could have walked around
like her companion.
Coroner Rickenbaker was immedi
ately notifleti and in less than two
hours the inquest had been hld.
The verdict was in accordance with
the facts as above related.
Shot Wife and Self.
Mad with love for another woman.
determined to sever the bonds that
bound him to a woman he did not
love, George Willoughby. prominent
in busine:-s and church circles at
Milwaukee. Wis., shot his wife dead
Friday morning, and twice wounded
Bryan Will Win.
Pr'-esentative Johnson. who is at
hoo Spartanburg for a few days
from -shington. says he believed
Mr. Br.1: would be elected Presi
dent. In :n any Republicans he
lieve Mr. Bry.au w i be the next Pres
ident and a Demoecratic ~o'us*eof
Representatives will be chosen.
The boiler at the saw mill of G.
W. Moore at Homeland. Ga..- blew
up Friday morning, killing Mr.
Moore. the proprietor. instanLay, and
seriously scalding three other men.
Mr. Moore was one of the wealthiest
men in that section of the State. *
Mad Dog Bite Kills.
Little Jennmgs White Russell. son
of Mr. F. P. Russell, of Newberry,
died in Atlanta Tuesday from a bite
of a mad dog received there some
The Pointed Beards in Paris-To De
fend Cause of Fat Men.
"Pointed beards only need apply."
This is the law of the latest Parl
sian society of freaks-the "Sphenopo
gones, as they call then;selves.
Its members, who are compelled by
-ie rules of the society to wear point
d beards aLd mustaches. have band
ed themselves together for the avow
d purpose of promoting perennial
It is a secret society. Its delibera
rions are secret. its dinners are so
ret, its happy evenings are secret
and the naaes of its members can
oe seen only in tho society's secret
The Sphenopogones comprise lead
ing politicians. literary men and ar
:ists l'ving ia various parts of France.
Each member must be elected unani
mougly and must, under pain of se
vere penalties prenise to wear a beard
which tapers symmetrically to a point
and a mustaene also pointed at eacn
Once a month the members dine to
gether. The date and place of meet
ing are arranged by the "gonfalon
ier," as the treasurer is called, an'
the proceedings are kept strictly pri
%ate, no one being admitted except
duly enrolled members.
If any member has between one
dinner and another distinguished
himself by writing a successful play
or a book, or by painting a picture
of exceptional merit. or by doing any
thing to earn public praise. he is
greeted with uproarious applause.
After dinner the possessors of the
pointed beards give themselves up to
conviviality In accordance with the
terms of their secret charter.
Wanted an Office Boy.
There is a tale a bout a company pro
moter who wanted an office boy. He
advertised and received 100 replies.
out of the hundred he selecten teu
whom he interviewed, his choice fall
ing upon an apparently bright young
ster to whom he said:
I "My boy. I like your appearance
and personality, and think you will
do. Did you bring a character?"
"No, sir," replied the ooy, "but I
can go home ana get it."
"Very well," replied the promo
ter. "Bring it hack tomorrow, and it
it is satisfactory I shall engage you."
Late that same afternoon the pro
moter was surprised by tie return of
"Well," he asked of the uoy, "have
you got your character?"
"No," said taie boy.-"but I got yours
and I ain't coming. either'"-Hap
The First "Blue Book."
The first "Blue Book" issued by the
Government was in 1816. It had only
176 pages and listed 6.3_, names as
the number of officials and employes
of the Government. The Blue Book
of 1907 will contain 4.218 pages in
;s two big volumes, and an approxi
mate total of 349.075 names. The
volumes will weigh about thirty
Maryland Captures Federal Places.
Maryland on account of its geo
graphical relation to the District of
Columbia, has "captured" far more
than its quota of Federal employes
in the district, having no fewer than
2,192 which is several hundred more
than Pennsy'lvania. and nearly as
many as New York. Marylanders
employed in the District receive an
annual aggregate of $2.099.4::5.
A New Turbine Torpedo.
A new turbine torpedo will shortly
be tested in France of greater speed
than any at present in existence,
capable of traveling a distance 01
more than 1.250 miles and of carrying
a much larger charge of 4xplosives
than any torpedo now in use.
Burmese Sacred Cattle Profitable.
A herd of Burmese sacred cattle
which Tom O'Connor, a stockman of
Goliad. Tex.. imported from India
about two years ago has none so well
that the variety will soon be ound up
on many of the ranches of Souta
ICareful Blastir.s in France.
In France the depth of u~rill holes
for blasting Is restricted to 1% meters.
or about five feet. The miner is for
bidden to touch a hole atter it has
once been fired, and when a shot is
missed the hole must be druiled over.
Bird Like a Flower.
A remarkable bird in Mexico is the
bee martin which has a trick of
ruffing up the feathers on the top of
its head into the exact semblance of a
beautiful tlower, and when a bee comes
along to sip honey from the supposed
nfower it is snapped up by the bird.
There are sone unfortunates who
per'sist in 'turn..ig their worst side
toward the world, and very often the
temptation is great to just leave them
"Just one more kiss, Salty," said
the handisomre young carrier on the
rural ma.l route.
"You Detter be careful how you lose
time, Jamdson." cautioned tue farmer's
daughter, with a rosy blush. "Uncle
Sam might get after you."
"Don't worry siweetheart. If he
should get after me I'd just tell him I
stopped on t..e way to co.nect a few
prints. He couldn't object to that."
IMuch of one's happiness in life de
pends upon the way one locks at
THE Charleston Post offered the
best solution of the dispensary trou
ble we have yet seen. It proposed
that the General Assembly should
abolish the commission appointed to
wind up the business of the institu
tion, thereby removing the issue
raised by Judge Pritchard of a trust
teeship of creditors' funds over
which the courts had proper juris
diction. The Post offered the above
solution while the Legislature was
in session, and it could have been
easily carried out,
IT begins to look now as if those
receivers appointed by Judge Pritch
ard will never get a chance to di
vide out any of the State's money
EIGHTEEN days after he murdered
a priest at his altar the Denver an
archist was sa tenced to death. Had
he comrmittedl is awful crime in
South Carolina the chances are he
CHARACTER IN THE TONGUE.
Germany's Way of Sizing People UP
Available Chiefly to Doctors.
Germany has taken up the pastime
of reading character and telling for.
tunes by the tongue. Somebody has
been making a study of the organ of
speech and has discovered that it is
full of indications.
A long tongue is said to denote
opennes of character. It suggests
generosity and free handedness. Its
possessor makes friends and eviemie.
easily but doesn't save money.
When the tongue is long and thick
the openness degenerates into a ten
dency to gossip and scandal. The fu
ture of the owner is beset with trou
bles of his own making. It also indi
cates flightiness and inconstancy.
Short tongues indicate secretiveness
and dissimulation. Their owners
make good detectives and attorneys.
The owner may acquire some money
by economy and guile but has not
largeness of spirit to make a great
fortune. Thin pointed tongues are
found in diffident people who do not
succeed in life.
Short and broad ones accompany
craft and falsehood: the person who
has such a tongue is compelled by it
to deceive and betray, whatever effort
he may make to keep straight.
The vibrant, quavering tongue de..
notes the artistic temperament. Bril
liant carmine hue is a sign of long
life, pale pink tongue denotes weak
ness of character and delicacy of cOR
"If it's all true," says a German
newspaper. "it is lucky that it is only
at the doctor and not at our friends
that we stick out our 'tongues."
It is One of the Most Magnificent
Cities in the World.
Buenos Ayres is already one of the
most magnificent cities in the werkL.
Enormous sums have been laid out in
widening the streets and erecting
splendid buildings. But apparently
the Argentines are not yet content,
for the Chamber has just autnorized
the raising of a new municipal loan
of 93,000,00 "for the purpose ef
improving and embellishing the city."
This is probably due to jealousy of
Ro de Janeiro, for the Brazilians
have recently spent a good deal of
money in beautifying their capital,
and the Buenos Ayrians are determin
ed not to be beaten in the race of
President Diaz of Mexico.
President Diaz of Mexico, who is
past 77, literally takes upon himself a
very extensive portion of the admin
istrative work of his Government. He
is an 4arly riser, and his day is sys.
tematically arranged. Few publit
men are more kindly anu agreeablc
in private life than the Presidenr o
Mexico, and he has behind an hah..
itual gravity of manner a very Nean
sense of humor. He never frets Or
worries over petty matters. and Is
always calm and in perfect mental
poise in times of crisis and emergeO
Princess F'edora a Novelist.
Princess Fedora of Schleswig-.Hots.
tein, the youngest sister of the Ger..
man Empress, is the author of a mo'v
el recently published in Germany en
titled, "Hahn Berta." She has a ro
mantic history, having declined all
offers of marriage since the tragic
death of her fiance, Duke Frederick of
Mecklen burg-.Schwerin. who, while in
command of a torpedo boat, perish
ed in the Dbaltic with the endre
New Opera by Verdi.
A complete score of a new opera
by Verdi. the existence of which has
hitherto been unknown, has been dis
covered in Paris in an old chest full
of manuscripts and other papers
which formerly belonged to the fam
ous musician. It was the composition
of this opera which occupied some of
the latter months of Verdi's life.
Greece Rich in Ore.
Dring the year 1906. 89 mining
concesions were granted by the
Greek Government. A glance at the
list of these concessions reveals the
richness and variety of the mineral
deposits of Greece. as they include
Icopper, lead. zinc. iron. manganese,
cobalt, nickel, coal, antimony iron
pyrites gypsum and asbestos.
Knew Nothing of Civilization.
Knud Raassuesen of Copenhagen who
has been studying ethnology at Un..
manak, North Greenland, has str.'t
ed for Smiths Sound to And an Eski
mo tribe which is reputed to have
never come in contact with civiliza..
tion. His aim is eventually to reach
the Canadian mainland some time in
The Empress of China, King Men..
elik of Abyssinia, the Ameer of Afg..
hanistan, the Sultans of Morocco and
Zanzibar and the Khedive of Egypt
all maintain official astrologers.
Her face was not so pretty,
Her form was nothing great,
And she was rather shy on sense;
But. oh. her figure was immense!
So men came round to wait
Uon this girl of beauty shy
Whose charms seemed quite a
Attracted from all quarters by
Her figure in the hank.
Jilted Man Suicides.
JTilted by Mrs. LaFayette Gleason.
divorced wife of the clerk of the state
enate, Herbert Kremer, son of the
president of the German-American
nsurance company, shot and killed
himself in the woman's rooms in the
Ho:el St. Charles, New York.*
Use Plenty of Lime.
Get lime as soon as you can ama
spiinkle it everywhere, it will mens
fewer flies and less sickness this zum
mer. It will not do to put it off too
late, use before the first crop of flies
sorn. 'and you will have fewer
rops to contend with, it takes
touble. but it will save trouble, you
can use the same energy that you
would have to use fighting flies in the
summer to get somethinlg accom
pished that would ad to your wealth
~E believe that the United States
Supreme Court will sustain the de
cision of the State Supreme Court
i the dispensary case. We hope so
WILL NOT DOWN.
QLD STATE DISPENSARY HARD
TO GET RI.1 OF.
Joshua Hardstron, Makes Some Ob
servations About Matters As He
Sees Them in Connection With it.
Pardon us for mentioning it, but
the old State Dspensary seems to be
the chief topic of discussion nowa
days; but -1e will not tarry long.
In his opiai iu rendercd uore than
fifteen years since when declar-ing
the Dispensary Law imrcoustitutioral]
Chief Justice Mclver declared the
sale of whiskey under this system
was not a proper funcdio cf ;;cvern
ment, and his words s5eemn to be
prophetic, for time is fas: proving
that he was right.
More than a year since the peo
ple throught the Legis attire abtlish
ed the State Dispensary, and ap
pointed a commission to immediately
wind up its affairs; ye: the old crea
ture seems to be more alive woday
Two years since ar. investigating
committee was appointed by thus Gen
eral Assembly to investigate its af
fairs, and since that time the pa
pers have teemed with sensational
statements about fra.id and graft,
and we have been many, many times
promised that "grafters" would be
wearing stripes ere many moons had
waxed and waned; and still the bat
tle goes merrily along, while the
good people are paying-the piper.
Numerous junketing trips have been
taken beyond the limits of the State
to get evidence. and i: has been got
ten, so it is said, but the elusive
grafters are still enjoying the free
dom of other citizens.
One noticeable feature is that these
in charge become very active toward
election times; the Attorney General
offers himself as a vicarious sacrifice
upon the altar of "states rights", the
Governor sends a bombastic message
to the General Assembly, and all
of the smaller fry who have not an
nounced their respective candidacies
croak in unison. It is a surely. an
If sufficient thunder and lightning
can be produced the Governor will
not have so much trouble n securing
re-election this summer; and if the
Attorney General, bless his soul, can
just get Judge Pritchard to send him
to jail for contempt why that means
Governor Lyon two years hence; and
just a litle later this man of destiny
wil1 be hailed as the only man to
been the redoubtable Benjamin Ryan
when he enters the lists for United
States Senate. But Pritchard is a
sly old chap.
We are not deprecatug the efforts
of those in authority to hunt down
criminals and see that they are meet
ly punished; but this should be done
in an orderly manner and with judge
If any person or' persons stole
money from the Dispensary let thenm
be indicted, tried and punished: bul
dont let uis be forever talking aboul
The conflict in Judge Pritchard%
Court would never have arisen it
those in authority aad attended tc
their business and wound up the
Stat. Dispensary in six months as
the law under which they were act
ing required; they should have con
cluded by last July or August.
One thing is certai, it is not seem
ly that out highest cfficials, those en
trusted with upholdinag the majest)
of the law, should atbuse the law it
self, or the Courts, 'or the Courts. ox
the lawyers; there is only one stel;
from this to anarchy and lynch-law
The firms which sold the whiskey
are entitled to be heard in the Courtx
as to the validity of their claims
that is what we t-ave Courts for;
they are enttled to emply law.yers
to represent them ;n those Courts
and it is none of o ar business wha1
fees they pay these lawyer-s; ths
United States Circut Court, Judge
Pritchard presiding, has the right un
der the law to hear' these cases and
to decide them as he deems propex
in the light of the :.aw as he sees it
and if he decides a rongly, the Stats
has a complete and adequate remedy
by appeal ot the United States Su
preme Court. which will surely re
verse. if the Court below is in error
So,therefore, why all this fuss and
feathers: the State cannot suffer
The United States Supreme Couri
has been justly declared to be the
greatest court in the wordl. In at
unbroken line of decisions it has up
held the rights of our citizens fron:
the hghest to the humblest. It has
never hesitated to decided to decide
against popular clainor when the lan
was upon the other sde. Ithas nevei
fattered in defining and upholdini
states rights. A familiar instance
of this is the famous Dred Scott case
when the Court, cornposed largely ol
men of Northern birth, just prior tc
the breaking out cf the Civil War
sustained the contention of the
Southern States and set the whole
It should also be remembered thai
the United States Supreme Court af
firmed the constitutionality of this
ame Dispensary La-w, when our own
Supreme Court had declared it un
Therefore why should the Federal
Courts be abused, especially by out
There is one tuling the people ap
pear to lose sight of; this little di.
verson is costing them thousands up
on thousands of dollars of the mon
fey which they have plowed and
sweated for, and is not yielding themi
a penny, if we exce pt the amusement
they may get out of a first class
~scrap. Joshua Hardstrong
T~he dispensaries in Calhoun Coun
ty were clossed on Monday by or-der
of Goveran Ansel, who took the pos
itionl thati there is no pr-ovision of
aw for their operation as dispen
saries in Calhoun County, and in the
absence of any exp ress authorization
for their continuance Governor Ansel
takes the position that they should
be closed and he so notified the Or
angeburg County board. The matter
was taken before the Supreme Court
who ordered the dispensaries open
ed, and they are -unning full blast
until the matter tan be settled.
WHEN Bryan gets in the White
Ho~use we will have the only real
Democrat President we have had
ine the war.
A HINT TO HUNTERS.
A Connecticut Farmer Says Deer Are
Destroying His Vegetables.
A farmer in the town of Barkham
sted writes to the Hartford "Courant"
a detailed statement of what he has
suffered from the ravages of deer in
the past summer and of the meagre
compensation with which he has been
forced to content himself, that seems
to form justificable ground for com
plaint. The complaint is the more
worthy of cont'deration from fhe
reasonable tone in which it is voiced.
and one is led thereby to believe that
it is based in fact rather than in Im
This famer of Barkhamsted, to con
dense his troubles has had destroyed
by deer this summer the product of
one-fourth of an acre of wax heans,
240 out of 1,259 cabbages. and three
fourths of an acre of mangel wurt
zels, getting from the latter three tons
of crop, where he had reason to ex
pect twenty tons. In compensation
for all this damage the state has paid
him the sum of $20. He has to take
that or nothing for there is no su
ing the state. Farmers who have
tried to raise crops of this sort. and
some others who have had experience
with them, may judge how inadequate
a sum this is to pay a farmer for so
large a part of a whole summer's lab
"I can't afford to work all summer
like a slave and lose everything just
for the pleasure of some city sports.
says this farmer. sadly. Hasn't he
come dangerously close to the real
root of this matter? For what are we
so jealously protecting our Connecti
cut deer? Why are we allowing them
to multiply so unrestrainedly, to be
so practically undisturbed that they
venture with impunity on to the land
of any farmer, and into any field he
cultivates? Is It from motives of hu
manity or love for the dear, graceful
animals themselves? Not for a min
ute. The real motive back of this
careful protection of the deer is the
idea of certain misguided ones who
think they are sportsmen, that in
time we may be able to make Con
necticut over into a happy bunting
ground for at least a few weeks in a
year, with the customary attachments
to the deer shooting season elsewhere
presumably. There are others than
farmers who sh'buld have an interest
ia preventing any such result.
Meanwhile, let's face this deer situ
i atIon fairly and sensibly. If we must
protect the deer in all his depreda
tions for a few years longer, let's see
that the farmer who suffers gets just
remuneration for his sufferings. In
that way we shall run up a state deer
expense account which by the time
the legislature meets again will be
sufficient to sober the statee into re
vising the deer protection law to a
point which in a year or two will
thin the deer into proper n.rnbers tor
the good of the state.--New Haven
A Canny Quaker.
To get a subscription from Stephe'n
Gire.rd, founder of Girard College in
Philadelphia was no easy matter. i,
required tact and the r.ght intro
duction, and many failed while f'w
succeeded. It is told, by the autnom
of "The French Blood in America.'
that Samuel Coates, a genial Qualmr
was one of tne few men who knew
how te approacha the eccentric mil
He was a manager of the Pennsyl
vania hospital, and called on Girard
for the purpose of raising money Ior
"Well, how much do you wait,
Coates?'' asked Girard, in his usual
"Just what thee pleases to give,
Stephen," replied the quaker. Girardi
wrote out a check for $2,000. .ml
handing it to Mr. Coates, was surpris
ed to see that gentleman pocket i1
without looking at the amount.
"What! Y~?ou don't look to see how
much I give you?" cried uirard, In
"Beggars are not choosers Stepha
en,' replied the Qtuaker.
"Give me back my check and I will
change it," said Girard, after a mo
"A bird in the hand is. wortb twc
In the bush, thee knows, Stephrn.'
mildly replied the Quaker. WVithout
another word Girard sat down n
wrote him out a second check fox
His farm on the outskirts of Ph*1
dephia is one of the best in the
country, and while living in town he
often drove out before breakfast tc
see that all was going well.
Arriving one morning a --alie earlici
than umual he was greati yannored
at not finding his man at work on a
fence that he was building. The manm
wife, noticing Girard approaching the
house hurriedly awoke her husband
and sent him to his duties by the
way of the back door. After visiting
the house Girard returned to the
fence and seeing the man at his p')st,
reprimanded him for being late
"I'd been here, sir, but went back
for a spade," said the man.
"No. you hadn't. I went and put
my hand in your bed and found xl
warm." He discharged him on the
The man who writes with a quil:
is naturally a goose.
'When a man doesn't care a wrap.
he generally gets the sack.
The man who lives in the valley
of discontent should put up a bluff.
Afanyc a financial upset is the re.:alt
A NEW York minister with plent;
of time to" figure out things"Isait
recently that it was more dangerou
to be a railway brakeman than to be
a murderer. And he goes on t<
prove his assertion with statistics
showing that only one murderer ix
7 is hanged, while one brakeman ii
every :30 is killed.
THE Washington correspondent od
IThe State says "it is universally con'
ceded that there are no Republi
can lawyers in South Carolina com-~
petent to sit on any kind of judica
bench." This is a mistake. Abia
Lathrop, Esq.. is an able lawyer and
a honorable gentlemen. He would
make a better judge than Pritchard,
and as good as McCullough or any
one else who would depend on
Pritchard's influence with President
Roosevelt to get on the Federal
Why This Solicitude?
The New York Sun, which is own
ed out and out by the trusts and
which defends their interest on all
occasions, calls upon Senator Till
man of South Carolina to speak in
I regard to the candidacy of William
Jennings Bryan. It concedes the
great influence of the South Caro
linian upon the political sentiment
of the South, but says that "the
question is one of pure expediency
at a critical moment in the fortunes
of the Democratic party." "We all
know," says the Sun, "that Tillman
doesn't believe that Bryan could win
if nominated, and so we hope every
thing." That is to say, the Sun
hopes that Mr. Tillman will consent
that South Carolina shall be repre
sented in the Convention at
Denver by an uninstructed delega
tion. "It is not the habit of the
Southern States," says the Sun, "to
send instrated delegations. Virgin
ia does not, nor yet Louisiana. Ala
bama has not the habit, nor Tennes
see. But there is one of them that
can do more than all the others to
keep the question open until the del
egates assemble at Denver, and that
just now is South Carolina. Sena
tor Benjamin R. Tillman has on
ly to speak and all will listen anx
iously. Will Senator Tillman speak?"
Why this great solitude about South
Carolina's action in sending dele
gates to the National Democratic
Convention on the part of the New
York Sun, which is one of the bitter
est Republican papers in the coun
try? Why is the Sun so anxious to
have Bryan who it admits will be
elected President, defeated in the
nominating convention? Is it be
cause Mr. Bryan is too good a Dem
o,.rat to suit the Trasts, whom the
Sun serves? The Sun need not wor
- ry itself about Senator Tillman. H(
is for Bryan and will use his influ
ence to have a Bryan delegation seni
I from this State, and all the honeyed
I words of the Sun will affect him not
In speaking of the trial and con
I viction of a man for running a blind
tiger in Atlanta the Atlanta Journa
Rev. E. H. Peacock, Rev. Len G
Broughton's assistant, and as relent
less a hounder of sin as ever sma.h
ed a whiskey bottle or burned a deew
of cards, came into a terrific arraign
ment at the hands of Attorney A
M. Brand, in the city court, crimi
nal division, Friday. Mr. Brand
with Attorney T. W. Rucker, de
fended M. W. Jolley, a former po
lice sergeant, who was arraigned fo:
selling whiskey in the Virginia ho
Mr. Brand is not the author :
the Iconoclast, but he used icono
elastic methods Friday. He callet
Dr. Broughton's assistant an infor
mer and spy. Mr. Peacock, it wil
be remembered, gave the informna
tion upon which they arrested Jolley
C. Mandel. proprietor of the Virgin
ia hotel. and another man, on Feb
ruary 20. Jolley was tried Friday
found guilty, and fined $1,000 b:
Judge Calhoun, with the alternativ
of 12 months in the chaingang. Jo]
ley will appeal.
"Of all the capers that ever wer
cut," said Mr. Brand to the jury
"the capers of this man Peafowl ar
the limit. He goes around in th
most despicable form known to ma:
that of an informer and spy. As:
Christian minister he hounds ou
some poor man, has him arrested
brought to court and fined. He
Peacock the avenger. How differen
from the meek and lowly Saviour
who went to men and said: 'Go th;
way, and sin no more!' "
- If the ideas of this lawyer wer
carried out there would never b
another conviction of a criminal i:
any of our courts. In his eyes an;
witness who testifies to the guilt o
a man who is violating law is a sp;
and informer. Away with snel
stuff. It is the duty of every hones
man to help convict law breakers i
he can do so by telling what h
knows before a court. The man wh
called Rev. Mr. Peacock an inform~
r and spy accepts money to shiel'
a man that he kno ws to be a violato
of law. What would you call him?
The .Cotton Acreage.
How about the cotton acreage
farmers? We know you are advise
so much that you pay little or no al
tention to the advice that is volut
teered to you, but still we deem i
our duty to point out certain fact
to you so as you will be informed o
the situation. A bumper crop o
cotton this year means low price
*next Fall. There is no market fo
goods. The mills cannot sell thei
products and in consequence the;
*have been compelled to curtail pre
duction. A big crop this yea
means six cents for cotton next Fall
A 13,000,000 bale crop at six cent
would be worth only $890,000,000
while a 10,000,000 bale crop at tei
cents would be worth $500,000,000
In the fate of these facts, farmers
don't you think it would be a par
of wisdom to reduce the cotto2
acreage and increase the food crop?
TE person who fired the sho
that killed Ex-Judge 0. W. Buchan
an while traveling in a railroad ca3
committed a most inexcusable crime
and should be severely punished foi
it. People who travel through om
State in railway train's must be
made to feel that they are not liable
~o shot to death bysome fiend or
fool. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
KNoxs presindeital boom don't
seem to be making much headway.
The Commoner says it has reached
the stagte where it is neccessary for
the fender to be put on behind.
IT is really pathetic to witness the
interest ex.hibited by the Republican
press in the welfare of the Demo
cratic party this year. They are so
afraid that the party will nominate
Bryan and be dkfeated ihat they can
Ihardly restrain their grief.
the most heal
of fruits, comes
JUDGE BUCHANAN SHOT WHIL
RIDING ON TRAIN.
He is Fatally Wounded and is Taken
to a Hospital in Augusta Where
A dispatch from Augusta to The
News and Courier says former Judge
0. W. Buchanan, of Winnsboro, S.
C., died there- Tuesday at 11-30
o'clock as the result of the 22-calibre
rifle wound which he received while
sitting in a railway car at Ward's
Station, S. C., Monday afternoon.
Judge Buchanan was coming from
Winnsboro to Augusta and was sit
ting by an open wndow reading a
newspaper when without warning
the small leaden missile whizzed
through the opening and buried it
self in his right side, the shot having
been fired by some unknowz party,
the only theory enteitained here be
ing that it was a stray oullet fired
by some person practicing shooting.
The wounded man was brought
to this city and an operatiin at Dr.
T. R. Wright's private sanitarium
resulted in the su~ccessful extraction
of the bullet, but the intestines had
been pierced in several places. The
remains were taken to Winnsboro
Judge Buchanan was to meet a
party in Augusta .composed of his
brothers-in-law, Messrsa. James H.
Tillman, A. R. Fuller, of Laurens,
and his sister-in-law, Mrs. G. A.
Bunch. He was siting in a seat with
Judge Lyon, and as the train was
leaving Ward's Station, thirty-five
miles from Augusta, he exclaim
ed that a brick had struerc him, arose
from his seat, and in a fe~w minutes
later fainted from the. shotck of his
A dispatch from Edgefield says
that three boys were ont hunting
near Ward's and one of Ihemn seei
dentally shot in the train with a rifle.
It is reported that the boys have been
arrested, but no names-are given and
it Is impossible to get authentic in
formation as to the real facts of the
sad tragedy. It is supposed that a
ful investigation. will .be had and the
A Columbian Takes Poison and Then
'Athol H. Miller, a representative
-of the F. S. Royster Guano company,
Norfolk, 'Va., committed suicide at
rthe Hillboro hotel, Tampa, Fla.,
Friday morning, taking about 100
grains of morphine and later stab
ing himself three times near the
heart with a six-inch1 pearl-handled
-Miller left two -letters, one to his
wife at Camden, S. C., his home, and
another to P. E. Black of the Prairie
Pebble Phosphate aompany at Mul
berry, Fla. In the letter to his wife
fMiller stated that he had no cause
ffor the suicide, but felt an uncontrol
lable impulse which he could not con
The letter to Black related to busi
rness matters. Miller had been at
Tampa two weeks, stoppiing at the
Tampa Bay hotel.
Before going to Tampa he spent
three weeks at the Prairie Pepple
Phosphate plant in the interest of
House Agent (to young married cou
ple house hunting)-The place does not
lack Interest. Two former tenants
were dr wned in this mnoat.-Punlch.
Soon we'll hear the willow swish,
Soon we'll bait the hook and fish,
Soon we'll dream 'neathsummerskies
Soon we fight our friends, the flies.
Soon we walk in shady lanes
With our Mauds and Sarah JTanes,
Soon we'll in a hammock sit,
While loves makes the most of it.
-Soon we'll put on lighter duds,.
Leave off eating beef and spuds,
Wearing furs and overcoats,
Having colds and bandaged throats.
Soon we'll hear the ice man say,
"How much ice you want today?"
Soon we'll trip upon the green,
Where the chiggers bite, I ween
Soon we'll hurry to the shore,
Where the waves leap o'er and o'er.
Each one with a bathing suit;
Some rotund and others "cute.
Soon we'll join the picnic crowd,
Setting forth without a cloud,
But when we come back again
'Twill be in a pelting rain.
Soon we'll watch the freckles race
Right across Clarinda's face.
Soon the sore will ask anew,
jeI is hot enough for you?"
only baking powder p
ade from Royal
a lie morethant e= nro&us aIl
waie of lime powder, but with
MANY LIVES LOST
IN MARINE DISASTERS ON THE
Many Vessels Wrecked During the
Past Fal and Winter Season Just
A review of the marine casualties -
off the coast of New England and
British North America during the fall
and winter eeasons just ended, shows
that about 350 lives were lost Of
this number 251 persons perished in
the wrecks of ten vessels belonging
to the French fishing fleet of St'
Pierre, Miquelon, last fall. These
vessels "foundered In- heavy gales,
which swept the. grand banks.
About 25 New England fishermen
were also lost in these storms.
iThe most thrilling disaster was
that which befell the British steamei
St. Cuthbert off the Nova Scotia coast
on. February 2.. The steamer while
on a voyage from Antwerp to New
York, caught fire and in their e
dearor eo escape incineration four
teen men perished; thirteen by
drowning and one by falling into
the burning hold. - .
Anoth.er notable- disaster of the
winter was tihe wreck of the British
steamer Tolesby, Galveston, Texas,
for Havre. The Tolesby struck; the
rocks at Freshwater Point, near Cape
Race, in a .heavy snow storm~ 6n the
night of January 13. The steamier
broke in two and the crew ww~s in
danger of be'ing swept overboard,
but they finally. reached the beach,
but encountered a steep elifft 200 feet
in height and extending for miles.
After suffering from cold. an-1 flying
spray for 18 hours all hands were
One of the greatest feats~ in ma
rine annals was the saving of 1.ae
six hundred persons who were on the
Canadian Pacific steamer, Mount
Temple, when she struck on Lahavre
Iron Bound Island ledges off- Bridge
water, N. S., on the night of'Decem
ber 2, while on her way-'to St. John
from Antwerp. The steamer went
on the- rocks during a heavy snow
storm, and at the time it was thought
she would go to pieces. The women
and chidren -were landed on Iron
Bound Island by means of breeches
lines and baskets and the men -were
taken off in boats from fishing.
shooner's and .tugs. The Mount
Temple is still on the rocks.
On December 13 the Thompson 4
liner Kildona, bound from Dundee
for Portland, struck Brazil Rock, off
Cap Sable, N. S., and was. totally -
wrecked. The crew were rescued
by the steamer Luinisburg.
The latest mihfortune to befall a
steamer was that which overtook
the Red Cross steamer, Sylvia,'-New
York for Halifax, and St, Johns,. N.
S. She was wrecked March 14, on.
Sow and Pigs Shoal. The passengers
and crew were landed at New Bed
The Dominion Atlantic steamer
Yarmouth, was wrecked nearSt
John, on December, but was floated
later. No one 'was lost. -
On December 13, the seven masted
schooner. Thomas W. Lawson, went
to pieces on the Sicily Islands. Near
ly all of the crew were drowned.
The other great tragedy of 'the~
sea. and one that may always re
main a mystery, was the dissapear
ance of the Bath, Maine, ship Ar
thur Sewall, one of the best knowir
vessels in the American. fleet. She
left Philadelphia, April 3, 1907, for
Seattle. Wash., and has .never been
reported since she left -Delaware
Breakwater. -The Sewall carried a
'cargo of coal and prolbably founded
with all on board.
In addition to the vessels named
thirty schooners, ten barges and sev
eral vessels of smali rig were wreck
ed in New England and Canadian
waters. In New Foundland waters
dozens of fishing eraft were driven
ashore in the gales of . last fall and
twenty-five lives were lost. About a
dozen -lost their lives off -the New
England Coast by the sinkink of
Killed by Lead Pencil.
James Foster, a young white boy
of Cherokee Springs, Spartanburg
county died last week from blood
poisoning caused by the point of a
lead pencil. He was running around
with a lead pencil in his mouth, and
in falling the point of the lead stuck
in his wro h. Pa'ents should warn
children about pi:tii' lead pencils
in their mouths. 4
For Killing Negro.
At Hirtwell. Ga.. Hugh Wall, a
white man. tried for the murder of
Job, Norris, the latter a negro. was
found guilty of voluntary manslaugh
ter and recommended to the mercy
of the court. Wall was sentenced to
14 years in the penitentiary. *