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A GREAI WORK.
State Sunday School Convention
Finishes and Adjourns.
MANY FINE SPEECHES
The Mooting the Largest- the Most
Enthusiastic and the Most Spirit
ual In tho History of thc Stat?
Association-Many ?isl luguishcd
Visitors Wore Present and Took
With (lie adjournment Friday night
Of tho thirty-first annual State Sun
day School Convention, which was
in session several days ?it Union, a
glorious meeting came to a close,
glorious hehenuse ol the ideal weath
er, as well as the great enthusiasm,
great interest and earnestness of Hie
hundred, wdio have been In constant
attendance during the three days to
do more sind heller work in the Sun
day School cause than ever before.
The Convention just closed is unan
imously conceded hy all to have been
the hugest in attendance In years,
being considered double, and hy some
treble, (hat of the usual annual gath
ering of tho Sunday-school worker.)
of this State.
The addresses have all been Of a
high order; thal of Dr. Sehen" being
especially niagniflclent, though from
such a list of line speakers ami noble
and earnest, workers as W. C. Pearce,
of Chicago; Dr. A. c. Phillips of Rich
mond; Dr. 10. M. Potent and Gov
ernor Ansel, and others it is hurd to
make a selection.
Iii this connection must be men
tioned the incalculable benefit thal
the Convention has received hy hav
ing with it 'Pullar and Meredith, mus
ical directors of Now York, whose
presence and work in the daily exer
cises and various other ways are Ix
youd computation. That tho Con
vention marks an advance movement
in South Carolina there is no doubt
everybody feels it and lalkCS it. and
those at the bead of the Slate organ
ization feel sure that the coining yea:
will show it.
O ll leers for Ensuing Year.
The following officers were nomi
nated and unanimously elected:
President of the Stale Convention
l?O;>. Dr. C. M. Potoat, Greenville
Vice president. 1st dish iel, Mr .1
10. Hagood, lOuslcy.
Vice president, 2d district, Dr. W
P, Pelham, Newhehrry.
Vice President, 3rd district, B. W
Vice president, Uh district, Thos
H. Daw, D. I)., Spartanbnrg.
Vice president, ">th district. N A
Vice president. l>th district, Prof..'I
S lOaslerling, Marion.
Vice president. 7th district, the
Hov. w. 13. Wilkins. Columbia.
Vice president, Sill disrtiet.
Vice president, Sith district, Mr. .1
I). Riser, Hound.
Vice presiden!. i Oil* district. M i
lt. C. Debby, Charleston.
Vice president, nth district. Mr.
H. G. Collins, Conway.
Recording secretary, the Rev; W.
I tlorbcbrt, Charleston.
Treasurer. Mr S. R. McKlroy. IV!
Adult department superintendent,
the Rev. F. W. Gregg, Abbeville
Superintendent elementan grades,
Miss Crace Vaudlvor, Sparlanburg.
Executive committee, at largo,
Capt. .). Ad.ier Smythe, Jr., chairman,
Polzor; Prof. Thos. NV. Keltt. Clem
son; Mr. Paul QuatllObaum, Conway;
Mr. William Goldsmith, Greenville;
lion. .las. 13. Peurifoy, Wallerhoro.
lOxocutive Committees hy Counties.
Abbeville, The Rev O. Y Homier,
Aiken, 2 The Rev. W. S Myers,
Anderson, i Mr. W. R. Osborne,
Harnwell, i! Miss Hattie Creech,
Berkeley, 1 T. .1 Russell
Charleston, 2 The Rev. Walter 1.
Chorokee, I Mr. .las D Strain.
Chester, 2 .1. Cyles Glenn. Ches
Chesterfield, Tte- Kev. B. C.
Clarendon, :< -Tho Rev. A. R
Colleton, :i. .Miss fda M. Flshburh,
Darlington, :'. Xi. A. Welling. l>Ar
Dorchestei, 2 Thc Rov. A. 13. Cor
nish, St (leonie.
ridgefield, l Mrs. .1. II. White,
Fairfield, I .(. Crank Fooshoe
Florence, i Mr. .T. W. ll?ffmycr
Ooo ,.'etow'.. n Vr. B. 1 Beaty
Greenville, 2 Mr. John Wood
Or(e, wood, '. Mr. A. A. Morris
Green v od.
lion,. \l- -'. r. .1. C. Spivey. Con
way. , ,
Kershaw, ? C W. Birchn oro
HOLD YOUR COTTON
IN SPITIO OW THU IHOAHS STAPLE)
HUMAINS IN FAKMICK'S HANDS.
Plenty of il Still in Farmers' Hands ?
ami Speculators Helieve Tliat There
Will be Heavy Liquidation in May.
in spite of the fact that the far
mers Uad been led to think that they
had seen the last of high prices foi
I cotton, there ls a revival of hopo re
cently. The spot market ls still high,
the demand good and tn the face of
the hear onslaught the farmers are
Receipts at the ports, while heavy
arc not so heavy ns lust year or the
year before. Thc future market is
going down because Wall street be
lieves that there will be heavy liquid
ation In May. which will pul a lot
of cotton on ino market, hut thc
spot colton is not following the
?figures on tho exchange blackboards.
All coll?n letters say linn there is
still :i lively demand for cotton :ti
IOurope. IO. I). Smith gave ont thc
following to Hie press recently:
"According io ibo facts gleaneo i
si?- no reason wll) those who have
spot cotton need he uneasy tis to Hie
Dual outcome of prices. India is prac
tically 'J.ODO.OOO huies short. America
practically 2,000,000 hales short.
ak'grOglHi.lg from these tWo soc.iiii-;
alone 4,000,000 halos les- I har. laut
yeto-, making a reduction of 2F> per
cent, in thc world';) v is i ole and Invis
"Tbe spindle capacity tins year tn
i.11 ut excess of thal '"if last vear.
Therefore more cotton is needed.
"It is estimated that there are be
ing consumed, ?it the present rate,
about 1,000,000 per month. Ac
cording to Hie d?Urea of Mr. Hester.
Hier?1 is available, tor the balance ot
tb?1 season, a little over 4.Olin,Duo.
Therefore by the 1st ol September Hi?'
stocks of raw colton will bc practical
ly exhausted ami no reserve to car
ry over al all.
"Confidence i" Untie is being rapid
ly restored, monoy is getting easier.
Hie Southern mills are reported as
being practically without colton, the
Northern mills arc sheri of stocks ami
from all Indications ami from every
standpoint, if tho present holders of
spot cotton are tlhlo to hold <>n some
body will have to pay Hie price.
"Wo have loamed a valuable lesson
on account of tlie dependence of so
many producers on Hie stores and
banks. Let's reduce t bat dependence
next year by reducing our obligations
for home supplies and fertilizer bills.
"I was delighted with the spirit of
choor ;oid (?termination at every
point visited. We are becoming vet
erans in tb?> ilghl for Southern pros
perity, and we are learning to use
the weapon with skill and effective
ness and .11 the proportion thal WO
demonstrate mir ability iii thal pro
portion ls Hie WOlId ICarnillg In re
spect Hie elie lillie despised plodlic
vioitY STKAMH: CASI:.
A Burglar in Sleep, ?lut an Honest
Charged with breaking into tho |
bonie ol' fred Poker, at No. 4001
Armour avenue, Chicago, and attack
in-.', Kolger and his wife. Ross free
man, sou of a wealthy oil dealer, was
acquitted on Hm ground thai be was
asleep when he comniticd Hie offence,
freeman was found by l<'olgor in
the kitchen of his home, ile grapplod
with the intruder and was getting
badly beaten when his wit?' appeared.
[Although she was beaten also, liny
managed to overpower freeman ami
bold bim until the. police a irised,
j in octirl alienists tesl Hied that tiny
believed freeman was asleep when
be entered the Kp Igor house and thai
bis attach Upon Folget' anil his wife
was not a criminal act One alienist,
Dr. O'Neill, said that freeman's act
was COII1 tn Ittel while be was in tb?
"automatic mood following an epi
leptic seizure." ile asserted that Ibis
was different from the stale of sum
nambulisin and testimony was elven
to show that Freeman was an epilep
Lancaster, I S IO. Bailes.
Laurens, :? Mr. .1. T. Tolbert,
La u rOns.
Lexington, :? Miss f. L. Able.
Marlon. :', Tbe Kev. H. ( ). Watson,
Newberry, I Mr. .las. f. lOptlng,
Oconee, I Thc UOV. .1. I. Moore,
O' angeburg, 2 Mrs Marchant
Pick ons, Mr. .). T. Taylor, Bick
Richland, :'. The Rev J. lb Moore,
Saluda. :? Tim Rev .1 ft. Har
Spartanbur?, l 'Tho Itev. 'J. w.
Sumter* L' MIS. I> * is. Winn,
Union, - Ml*? GOOi'i Oel.'el
w litianisbni g, I Thc lt ? . v,
York. :'. tb H. Cunningham.
internutlonal vice preside i* from
South Cnr?llwi, Prof. Ttid. w. Kein
international oxecullve committee
men from South ( .rr"na, Capt J
Adger Smyth, Jr., 1 cl r.
CONDITION UK STATU HANKS
Tito Slate Hank lOvnminer Makes His
First Quarterly Koport.
Mr. Cliles L. Wilson, tho new ex
amluor of State banks. Thursday
made bis liest quarterly report.. This
shows the condition of State bank
ing institutions at the close of busi
ness Mtirch 9th.
The last report was Dec. 16th.
Since that time eight now banks have
started business, two have consolidat
ed and one has nationalized. There
art now 238 State hanks.
Statement, o f the condition of tho
233 State, private and savings banks
located In South Carolina nt tho close
of business March 9. t ?08 :
Loans and discounts. . $33,464,281.33
Demand loans. 1,987,1 77.94
Overdrafts. ul 1,899.10
Mondsand slocks owned
hy the bank. .'5.06:1,:'. 1 7.71
Hanking houses. 733,561.91
Furniture and fixtures. II60,161.07
Other real estate. .. 287,937.82
Due from banks and
hankeis. 4,862,13(1 62
Silver. Hickies and pen
nies . 332,710.18
('hecks and cash items, 359,798.83
exchanges forlheclear- . . . .
lng house. 97,7 1 1,0ii
Other resources. 5,973.15
apilal stock paid in. . ? 9*061,713.56
Surplus lend. 1,536,4.10.44
Undivided profits I less
CUrrClll expenses and
laxes paid). 2,781,584.87
Duo to batiks and hank
Duo unpaid dividends. . 27,569.64
I ndivldual deposits sub
ject to check.1 7,381?322.76
Savings deposits.. ..11,075,256,71
Demand certificates... 223,439.55
Time certificates., .. 2,069,753.06
Cori Mied checks.. .. 13,441.93
Cashier's ?hecks.. .. 74,716.63
Notes and bills red!?
Mills payable. 2,237,173.23
Other liabilities. 18,329.14
FMAItFI L CHIMU IN MAUN WI lld,.
.Negro Kills Another With Smoothing
Iron and Darns House.
A special dispatch 111.ni Harnwell
lo The News and Courier says Chief
nf Police Strohel and Luke Stov< 'in
of Blackville, came lo that city t
day about li o'clock with one I . j
(?reen, charged with the killing of
Mob Smalls. It is said that Klhott
Creen and two other negroes were at
the house ot Hob Smalls gambling,
ami ii wai; when Hob Smalls had won
all of Creon's money mid pistol that
Oreen became enraged, picked up a
smoothing iron and Ht ruck Smalls on
the left side of his lead, breaking
his skull ami spattering his brains.
Clifton Moseley am! Cd Furgorson,
it is alleged, i tn tn cd Intel} left and
weill home. Creen recovered Iiis
pistol, which Smalls had won and had
ii in his hand, and walked out some
one or two hundred yards away and
sat down liv the mail box for one or
two hours, when he arose and went
back, On his entering the house he
found his victim still breathing.
Ile then, it is said, diev tho wood
box by his side, took '.onie lire from
i he lire place and lighted the box
and when ii was burning sb that ho
was sure of Us not going out left the
house, which was some I wo miles
from Blackville, liarly Sunday morn
ing Clifton Mos? le> and Ld FurgOKOIl
made the matter known. Green was
arrested at Klko in a m ero church,
where they were having, service. He
denied any knowledge of the affair at
fust, bul confessed taler.
SHOULD HI?! F.NDOHSF.D.
If We Are Cor Heyan We Should Talk
The anti Divan papers in the State
are insisting thal Hie South Carolina
delegates to Denver go uninstructed
hy Hu' convention tis to whom they
would support. The Florence Times
says "that would be all right, if the
convention picks oui the right kind
of delegates, then il would not make
nundi difference except that it would
lend color to the oft asesrted stOO
that the south does mu stand for
Brynn, which is not forrest, if the
representatives of certain interests
in Sotlth Carolina were selected South
Carolina might be misrepresented lu
that convntioil, and as South Carolina
is generally mighty careless in these
matters, selecting men for positions
of honor and trust who tier personal
ly highly steomed by He ir follow cit
izens, without much regard for where
their Interests lie as compared with
the interests of the people. We think
that I. would Ix' far better for the eon
\ eui ion to pill itself on record in tho
matter so that there would bo 110
doubt. The conni its and townships
and all up and down the line would
do well to be careful in this nutter
mts yen " If I hey want Bryan noni
[.tuted, 'el the clubs speak out. *
Hot urn Flags.
At Trenton. N. .1., Thursday lim
homo passed the senate Joint reso
lution provl ifcig for the return lof
Southern fing? taken during tho Civ
il War. ,jf
Man Convicted of Arson Kills One
and Wounds Three
IN THE COURT ROOM.
After Verdict of Guilty is Hoad Pris
oner, in Terre If auto, Indiann,
Opens Fire on Prosecuting Attor
ney and Officers and is Seriously
Wounded Himself Before Melee
Al Terre Haute. Ind., Henry P. Mc
Donald, on Thursday., in the Circuit
Court room, after hoing f ound guilty
of arson, ?hot and killed Chief of De
tectives Wm. E. Dwyer, seriously
wounded three oilier oflicors and a
bystander and w as himself seriously
wounded. McDonald had been 'tried
for dynamiting stores and a church
in Sanford last year.
As soon as Hie jury reached its
Verdict McDonald jtimped np, drew a
revolver and Hied at Prosecuting At
torney .lames A. Cooper, Jr., hui miss
ed because Cooper tipped his chair
over backWards. McDonald continu
ed il red nt tho officers seated around
the counsel table Detective Dwyer
fell dead at Hie third shot.
Policemen and deputy sheriffs in
the Courl loom drew revolvers and
opened lire on McDonald, who return
ed the fire. Helote the convicted man
fell with ha|f a db7.cn bullets in his
body be bail shot Harvey V. Jones,
superintendent of police, in the. side;
Deputy Sheriff Ita Wellman in Hie
chin; Sylvester Doyle. Courl. bailiff,
in the leg, and a bystander in the
The jurors jumped to (heir feet at
the Iii st shot. Judge .1. T. Walker,
one of the attorneys, tried to stop
McDonald, bul he only hindered the
officers, who were hitting bim, who tl
they shot al McDonald.
Judge Crane, who presided at the
trial, ran to the railing of (be jury
box and spectators rushed out in the
confusion. Persons in offices below
the Couti room heard the shots and
rushed towards Hie upper door only
to collide with the people leaving thc
Some of the spectators to the shoot
ing said McDonald's brother also bred
at the ollicors. The officers are look
ing for the brother. McDonald was
finally overwhelmed by officers and
taken to a hospital.
lt is said thal McDonald and the
other wounded men will recover. The
events which culminated so tragic
all had their origin in dynamiting
outrages that destroyed the Metho
dist Church and Hie general stores
ol' ' iivchle and Johnson, and .1 W
Erne, of Sanford, on February 2
1907. Henry McDonald and .lames
Scanion were arrested Hie next day
charged willi the crime, in a formal
trial the jury disagreeing. Scanlon
has not been tried.
McDonald had been permitted his
liberty during the trial The pollc
department has been active in the
case, and several o 111 ce rs were in
Courl lo hear the verdict.
DDKS wi;I.I. W i s I .
Egyptian Cotton Can lie Successfully
liaised Out There.
Successful experiments in the cul
tivation of Egyptian cotton have been
conducted in New Mexico and Ariz
ona, according to reports made by
the bureau ot plant industry of th?
Depa rt nient ol A t- ii? ul I u re
Dr. Webber, now of Co rn ess, ex
pc-rimer.'ed with Hie Egypt ian plant
in South Carolina and Northern floor
gia, but the climate was too severe in
these sections. Dr. Carson of the de
partaient wa;; rewarded greater suc
cess in hi;; efforts made in tlc Col
orado river basis, as much as alni
hundred pounds of lint having been
secured from one acre last year. lt
is believed that the plant can be
grown in Northern Florida and South
Egyptian cotton, millions of dollars
worth of which an? imported annual
ly Into the Puled States, is more val
nable than Inland specimens ?d' sea
Island and upland varieties though
less valuable than the best grades of
the former. H is the strongest var
lets of cotton, and iv; used largely in
the manufacture of line lace., and tied
quality of undergarments,
A IJKOPAHD IN IIAMPTOY.
Beast Supposed to Have Escaped
From Circus Killed.
A dispatch from Hampton to the
State says an animal hearing the
rosin bianco of tl leopard was Hilled
Monday by Prank Pinto In the Crays
neighborhood about I'.! mlle.- from
Hampton. This animal passed
through Hie lower part of Hie coun
ty last weeli frightening Hie people
in the community through which lt
traveled until it wandered ts way
to Crays where lt waa slain. The
animal was about three feet lu
height and bore spotn characteristic
of a leopard which ls supposed to
havo escaped from some circus.
Stop daily at 6
i?, m. Saturday
Fulton Biig and
UH. I.F, O AT GIUHT MI LL.
A Colored Hoy Got Caught in Ma
The Aiken Journal and Review
says on Saturday wee?; ago a negro
hoy, whose name could not he learn
ed, was killed at Mr. JO. H. Toole's
grist mill, near Wagener. The hoy
wont to the mill with some corn to
be ground into meal, and after it was
ground, he was instructed not to hang
around the machinery. Mr. Toole
went into another part, of the house,
not thinking further of the hoy. He
soon heard a thud and he thought
that something was the matter with
tilt? machinery. When ho roached the
place, he found hie hoy lying inesnsi
hlo on tho floor. He had evidently
touched one of Ibo belts and was
thrown heavily to the door. Ile was
not dead, and was carried to his home
and care given to him. lt was found
that no hones were broken, hut blood
on the brain was supposed to have
caused his death, which occurred on
Sunday morning. The boy had severe
convulsions from the time he was in
jured to his death. *
QUADBEL IN BABBEB SHOP
Besults In Death of Ono Man and
As a result of a shooting scrape in
a colored barber shoji at Yorkville
Saturday afternoon John Warlick is
dead, his brother, is painfully though
not seriously wounded, and Law
rence. Marley is in juli charged with
murder. All are young white men.
The Warlick boys worked in tho
cotton mills. Marley is a house
painter by trade and ;i son of a re
spectable and well thought of family
living near town. It is .said that
Marley secured thc pistol with which
he did tho Shooting when he left
Warlick after the first quarrel. lt
ls a 44-calihre six-shot Colt's.
Thirty-Two Cent Cotton.
VOR. SAU'}-Watson's celebrate*
Improved "Bummer Snow" upland lo tur
staple cotton seed. Matu J bale and
more per acre ordinary land under fair
conditions; ?olia for ITU to Xi cent? pe?
pound. Warily picked. Olnned dry
.n ordinary saw tftu, ?tapies 1% t*
1% Inches. Price: T baabol. $*.00; 1
bushels, ?4.00; i bushels and over ai
$1.00 per bushel. W. W. Watfion, Pre
p rioter. Summerland Farm, ttateafcors?
Wanted-livery farmer and Merchant
in South Carolina write tm for book
let and testimonials. Huggins'
Wrenchless Plough Stock and Clio
Sweeps. Bouuott-IIedgpetk Co.,
Clio. S. C.
Know Thy Fortuno-Send your name,
dato of birth au,d sex, married or
singlo, and I Oe. for a peiBoual type
written Horoscope of your life,
your future love, business and per
sonal affairs. Prof. Opdyke, Box
963, Binghamton, N. Y.
For Sole-One twelve horse power ^
Dlakesley Gasoleno Engine, cheap.
Also lot of shafting, pulleys, etc.
Apply to I J. E. lilley, Orangeburg,
Faster Post Cards-A large variety
at all prices. Send 10 cents In
stamps for samples. Sims' Book
Store. Orangeburg. S. C. ?
For Sal?-Thoroughbred, long type,
Essex swine, from prize winning
stock. Three gilts, three young
hoars ami also lot of linc pigs for
April delivery. Prices right. Alex
Macdonald. Black stock. S C.
For Salo Cheap-One Hugel Bread
Mixer, one Thompson Moulding
Machine; four Bread Presses; two
Broad Troughs; one Cake Mai hin"
5 0 Plane Moulds; and many other
things used in a first-class bakery.
Apply to C. C. Riley, Orangeburg,
F O H S A1 J F-Ki, < J S A XI > POI' 1 ,TRY._
For Sah'-'Infi' Rock chtCiCCnS, pr?zo
Stock, also pri/.e winning White
Wyondottes. Write for prices. S.
M. Oliver <fc Co.. The Terraces, El
berton, On. t
Singlo Comb Rhode Island Reds only
Langford and Ahberneatby Strain.
None bettor at my price. Eggs. 1 5
for $1.&0. Satisfaction guaranteed.
W. D. Colclough, Dalzell, S. C.
Whit?' Hocks and Buff Orpingtons,
wonderful white winners, beautiful
hhxky Buffs, good as any; bettor
than many. Eggs $1.50 and $2.00.
Florene?' l-Vatherly Farm. Florence,
$l?? DODLAHS SAVED TO ORGAN
CUSTOMERS For Next 40 Days.
We will sell our oxcellent $80 Or
gans at only 805. Our $90 Organa
for nly $7.1. Special Terms: On?
thlrd now, one-third Nov. 1908, bal
ance Nov. 1909. If Interested, clip
this ad, and enclose lt with your lot
ter, asking for catalog and price Hat.
If you want tho boat orga on earth,
don't delay, but write us nt onco and
aave $15 and make nome harmoni
ous. Address: MALONE'S MUSIC
HOUSE, Columbia, 8. C. Pianos ?nd
It Ima absolutely all tho LATEST IMPROVE
MENTS. And wo think WO aro Bute In miyliiK,
the i>oBt tooti on earth. A money matar for tho
"BEST GOODS-BEST PRICES"
Columbia Supply Co.. Columbia,S. C.
The superlatively satis
factory Southern standard
cooking-fat that has made
the South famous. Pure
cotton seed oil, super-re
fined by our exclusive
W esson process. The
acme of purity, whole
someness, and economy.
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CORN MILLS, COTTON GINS, PRESSES, URIC?
MAKING OUTFITS AND KINDHED LINES.
Our ?took IH tho moat varied mid ?'oinplet In tho
Southern Staten, prompt ahlpment Iwlna. our special
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