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The Comparative Receipts, Move?
ment, Consumption and Exports.
New Orleans, May 16.-Secretary'
Hester's weekly cotton exchange state?
ment issued today snows for the 16
P|||days of May a decrease under last year
of 25,000 and an increase over the
same period year before last of 25,000
and an increase over the same period
^ year before last of 25,000. For the
258 days of the season that h?veelapsed
fe. "tho aggregate is ahead of the same
? days of last year 236,000 and ahead of
.the same period year before last of
3^060,000. .
The amount brought into sight dur?
ing the past week has beeni59,348 bales
-?V against 79,793 for the same seven days
last year and 53,233 year before last.
The movement since Sept. 1 shows
receipts at aili United States ports
7,335,731 against 6,987,224 last year
and 6,4^297 . year before last ; over
v land across the Mississippi, Ohio and^
Potomac rivers to northern^ inills and
Ganada 1,019,488 against 1,006,106 last
year and 1,116,368 -year before last ;
interior stocks in' excess of those held
at the close of{the commercial year;
72,044 against 373,371 last year ; south?
ern mill takings 1,343,000 against
^^1,167,405 lastyear and ?,21??rll?/year
before last. . . f S
The total movement since Sept. 1
$M is $?770,266 against '9,534,106 last year
and 8,710,559 year before ?ast. ;
. Foreigfn exports for^the week have
been 82^881 against 97,557 last year,
making the total thus far for 'the
f season 6,095,349 against 5,757,131 last
gi&year.. ' : .
? The total takings .of American mills,
north and south and Canada thus far
l^^for- the season " have been 3,325,256
.x ' against %968,561 last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leading southern interior centres have
decreased during the week. 70,732
? - bales-against a. decrease during the
corresponding period last season of
^-56,685. ; ^M^^
Including stocks left over at ports
and interior towns from the last crop
^^and:the number of bales brought into
?iv sight thus far for the new crop the
If supply to date is 10,1^,953 against
1^ 0,6^6,640 for the same period last
???fear- . -
The Martinique Horror.
-:-r-, .
? - The recent eruption in the Island of
g|?Martiniquo and "the destruction of the
port of St. Pierre, will rank apparently
among the most appalling disasters in
the history of the world. There have ;
. been other stupendous?; calamities in
'which the loss of life "was,, perhaps, as
^rigreat, but not many, of the reports
received be at all correct. The popu?
lation of Pompeii at the time of its
?^{dire catastrophe. has been variously
, computed, at from 1^.000 to 50,000,
with the latest authorities favoring tho
P?smaller number; the earthquake ahid
tidal wave at lisbon in 1755 destroyed
about an equal number of human
^pbeings as appear to have met their
?^3ea&in Martinique; the subsidence
of the .coast in Panama in 1797 and
^?ibhat in Java in 1883, some of the whole
^r^sale inundations of the Yellow River
l^?u China and a few others may have
^g?exceeded it ; while the earhquakes that
^ v visited Old Guatemala and Lima and
^^?orthern Siberia, the Jonhstown flood
; - and the Galveston storm have all been
accompanied by a horrible mortality.
But, somehow, this seems "to come es
??eeia?iy close to us, just as the two
last named disasters did. '
There is one redeeming feature
about it, however, namely, the gal?
lantry displayed by' the French war
ship, Suchet, in attempting-and ac
eomplishing to some exent-the rescue
y of the unfortunate inhabitants who
were exposed to the doods of molten
lava. It will add lustre to the already
. bright record of the navy of France.
And it is also pleasing <to note the
p general promptness of all governments
in hurrying aid and relief to the
stricken people.-Augusta Chronicle.
. The Sheraden Disaster.
Pittsburg, Pa,, May 14.-The cas?
ualty Hst resulting from Monday's
disaster at Sheraden continues to
grow. Deaths today swelled the list
ito 29 and it is believed this will be
increased tb 40 before the last reports
'are received from the hospitals and
homes where the stricken victims are
lying. WKasKKBi
The number of injured is constantly
increasing and the known list now ex?
ceeds 350. Six'houses were totally de?
stroyed by the explosions and it is es?
timated that 1,500 other buildings
were damaged. The property loss is
placed at $175,000.
* Kingstown, Island of St. Vincent,
May 13.-Tuesday.-No persons have
as yet been able to aproach within
- eight miles of the new crater of the
Soufri?re volcano. But judging from
what can be seen from a consider?
able distance the old lake at the
summit of the mountain has disap
t peared. The numerous fissures in the
mountain's sides-continue to throw out
vapor and the subterranean murmur
? i liga and tremblings indicate continued
unrest. During the afternoon of Mon?
day a dense volume of steam and
- smoke rose from the volcano and the
^ whole island was covered by a peen
> liar mist. The inhalation of noxious
vapors here is increasing the spread of
- "Starvation threatens the poorer
classes of the afflicted district.
? Nearly every remaining negro hut in
Carib county contains decayed bodies,
and the horrible stench is driving peo?
ple away. Mutilated bodies are tied
with ropes and dragged to the trench?
er es where they are 'buried. Sometimes
W bodies are cremated.
P The local government is feeding and
sheltering about 3,000 refugees.
v Sciatic Rheumatism Cured Af?
ter 14 Years of Suffering.
f? "I have been afflicted with sciatic rhen
~g matism for fourteen years," says Josh
Edgar, of Germantown, Cal. "J was able
to be around but constantly suffered, j.
tried everything I could hear of and at
ft: last was told to try Chamberlain's Pain
'$ Balm, which I did and was immediately re?
lieved and in a short time cured, and I am
happy to say it ha? not since returned."
Why uot use this liniment and get well ? It
is for sale by Dr. A. ?. China.
Waters of Edisto Considered Ex?
cellent for the Purpose-Estab?
lishment of Station in This
State Important.
Special to The State.
Washington, May 16.-Orangebnrg
is already martialling her forces to
land the new fish cultural station pro?
vided for in Senator Tillman's , bill
which has passed the senate and. will
very probably pass the house this ses?
sion. The bill carries an appropria?
tion of $25,000 ;for this purpose, but
leaves tfce selection of a site to the fish
commission. Representative Lever has
placed on file with the commissioners
a petition signed by the mayor and
leading citizens of Orangeburg setting
forth the claims ; of that town for the
new station and asking that, a special
agent be sent there to go over the
ground and report to the commission
before a site is determined upon, in
case Senator Tillman's bill becomes a
law. Representative Lever saw Com?
missioner Bowel's today and was as?
sured that Orangeburg's claims would
have careful consideration and that
the suggestion of an agent to investi?
gate the topography ofthat section
would probably be adopted.
. It seems that in looking around for a
suitable site for such a station special
inquiry is made as to the abundance
of the water supply. Wherever it is
possible, a site is selected upon a hill
from which flows a number of clear
water streams, lt is necessary that
these Streams be free from refuse and
so located as to permit the establish?
ing upon them the numerous ponds
connected with the station. Represen?
tative Lever is of the opinion that a
location admirably " filling these
requirements is to be found just out?
side the town of Orangeburg on what
is. known as "Duke's fishery, " In
talking today with Commissioner
Bowers he outlined the advantage of
locating a fish station there and filed
with him numerous papers and maps
showing the topography of the coun?
Representative Lever said today that
he considers Orangeburg's chances ad?
mirable for securing the fish station
and if an agent is sent down by the
commission to look the ground over
he hopes to accompany him and assist
in showing him? around.
The establishment of a $-25, OOO fish
station in the State means much for
South Carolina and while Orangeburg
would benefit especially by having it
placed there the entire State will en?
joy its advantages.
Hazelton, Pa., May 16.-The anthra?
cite mine workers today in order to
win their strike, decided nnahimous
ly upon ? plan that if carried into
successful operation^ would practically
tie up the industries of the counry,
paralyze business and inconvenience the
people throughout the United States.
It is their desire that a special na?
tional convention of the United Mine
Workers may be called as ^on as pracr
ticable for the purpose - oFendeavor-.
ingrto lia ve all the 'bituminous mine
workers both oragnized and unoigan
izedd involved in the anthracite
miners' struggle. This announcement
was officially made at noon today by
President John Mitchell in a state?
ment giving the result of the dli be ra?
tions of the delegates in convention.
Widower With" Children Mar?
ries Widow With ll.
agistrateL. N. Martin of Marrin
township writes The Daily Mail as fol?
lows, under date of May 10:
"Today at 12 o'clock I married a
couple of negroes. Each of them is 45
years old. The man is a widower with
ten living children and the woman a
widow with eleven living children,
and each one of them - has five grand
children, making thirty-three in the
one family. You can fix this up and
use it any way you wish." There
isn't any need to fix it up. The facts
speak for themselves. The family is
the biggest one on record, and Magis?
trate Martin deserves a great deal of
credit for bringing them together.
Anderson Mail.
English Cotton Mill Men Visit Co?
Yesterday morning traveling with?
out ostentation, and unheralded al?
most, there arrived in Columbia the
party of English cotton mill manufac?
turers who recently came to this coun?
try to study the American textile in?
dustry. In the party were Henry
Higson of Blackburn, chairman of the
North and Northeast Lancashire Cot?
ton Spinners' and Manufacturing as?
sociation ; William Hartley of Nebon,
Jas. M. Grey of Burndley and T. M.
Yonne. They registered at the Co?
lumbia and were soffen touch with
the local cotton mill magnates. They
spent the day going over. the Colum?
bia model cotton mill plants, and ex?
pressed themselves as much pleased.
They say that neither they nor the
New England manufacturers will long
be able to compete with the south.
They are convinced that as fine finish?
ed products can be turned out in the
south as anywhere else, and say it is
only av question of time when the
south must take the lead. Mr. Hig?
son and other members of the party
will leave today for Chattanooga and
other points to lae visited, and the oth?
ers will go to the east.-State, May 14.
Private Charles B. Starweli, who
belonged to the Fifth United States
Infantry and was found guilty by a
courtmartial and sentenced to five
years imprisonment for refusing to
obey orders, when, as he alleged, he
was told to prod prisoners with a bay?
onet who were being marched in a
body to a garrison post in the Philip?
pines, has been pardoned by the War
Department after having served a lit?
tle-over one year of his term.
JNO LOSS of Time.
I have sold Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy for years, and
would rather be ont of coffee and sugar
than it. I sold five bottles of it yesterday
to threshers that could go no farther, and
they are at work again this morning.-H.
R. PHELPS, Plymouth, Oklahoma. Xs will
be seen by the above the thresher? were
able to keep on with their work without
losing a single day's time. Yen should
keep a bottle cf thi<* Remedy in your home.
For sale fer Dr. A. J. China. j I
The Closing Proceedings at
Georgetown Friday.
Georgetown, May 16.-The Diocesan
Council closed at a' 1 o'clock today.
The most important business of the
session was the final disposition ^ of
the amendment to the canon allowing
women to vote in parish meetings,
which has been discussed at four coun?
cils. It was killed here by 'the votes
of the divided parishes being count?
ed as in the negative.
A resolution presented by the Eev.
John Kershaw at today's session, ex?
pressing symathy with the lock-out
cotton operatives in Horse Creek Val?
ley, provoked much debate The
resolution called on the mill men to
reinstate the iocked-out operatives.
It was thought that this was too far
for the Church to go in a matter that
was questionable, so a resolution,
offered by the Kev. E. A. Joyner, was
apopted, expressing sympathy and
providing that an offering be taken
up for such operatives as are in
The trustees of the*', diocese were
elceted today under the new canon.
The trustees are ; Bishop Capers, ex
officio: clergy, Robt. Wilson, W. T.
Witsell, J. M. Magruder;. laymen,
Markley;Lee. R. G. Rhett, Charles?
ton; W.- SS. Manning,. Spartanburg; F.
H. Weston, Columba; L. W. Parker,
The next Council will meet at the
Church of the Good Shepherd, Co?
lumbia, on Tuesday, May ' 5, 1903, at
ll a. m
Dentists of the State.
Charleston, May 17.-The Conven?
tion of the South Carolina State
Dental Assocation completed its busi?
ness yesterday and ndjoruned for one
year, fixing the next place of meeting
at White Litbia Springs, a popular
resort near Spartanburg.
The last session yesrerady morning
was presided over by President T. J.
Crymes- Two Charleston dentists,
were excluded from fellowship at this
meeting, Drs. R. L. Branyon, and H.
L. Todd. Dr. P. D. Luxemburger,
of r Greenville, also suffered the same
punishment, the three dentists being
charged with unethical conduct in. ad
jertieing, "which is in violation of the
regulations of the Association.
The election of officers to serve for
the ensuing year resulted as follows:
Dr. A. T. Pete, St. George's, presi?
dent; Dr. Thomas Dotterer, Charles?
ton, first vice president: Dr. David
Aiken, Winnsboro, second vice presi?
dent: Dr. G. W. Dick, Sumter, treas?
urer: Dr. L M. Heir, Bamberg;
corresponding secretary : Dr. R.
Atmar Smith, Charleston, recording
secretary. Dr. Benjamin Simmons,
of Charleston, was elected to fill the
place on the examining board made
vacant^ by the death of Dr. J. R.
Thompson, of Spartanburg. Thirty
dentists, who successfully passed the
entrance examination, were granted
license and admitted into the Associa?
Chicago, May 16.-During the pro?
gress of a fire which tonight destroy?
ed the lard refinery of Armour & Co., ~
in the union stock yards, 29 people
were injured, five of whom in a man?
ner which will probably cause death
in a short time. The loss of the com?
pany is estimated by its officers at be?
tween $750,000 and $900,000, with all
chances in favor of the latter figure.
Wants Others to Know.
UI have used Dewitt's Little Early Ris?
ers for constipation and torpid liver and
they are all right. I am glad to indorse
them for I think when we find a good
thing we ought to let others know it,"
writes Alfred Heinze, Quincy, Ul. They
never gripe or distress. Sure, safe pills.
J. S. Hughson & Co.
The following is the scheduled leav?
ing time of all trains carrying passen?
gers from this city, including local
freights :
A. C. L.
No. 52-Charleston to Columbia,
9.40 a. m.
No. 53-Columbia to Charleston,
6.20 p. m.
No. 51-Columbia to Wilmington,
8.20 a. m. Has connection at Flor?
ence for all Northern points.
No. 55-Wilmington to Columbia,
9.15 p. m. Has connection at Flor?
ence with train from North.
No. 59-Sumter to Charleston,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,
8.25 a. m
No. 58-Charleston to Sumter, Tues?
days, Thursdays1 and Saturdays, 9 p. m.
No. 32-Augusta to Florence via
Denmark and Orangeburg, 6 ;19 p. m.
Has connection at Creston with train
from Eutawville and Elloree, also has
sleeper for Northern points.
No. 35-Florence to Augusta via
Denmark and Orangeburg,
Has connection at Creston for Elloree
and all stations on the Pregnal branch.
Has connection at Florence with train
from North.
No. 56-Darlington, Bennettsville,
Gibson and Bishopville, 6.50 p. m.
No. 57-Gibson to Sumter via Dar?
lington, and Bennettsville. 9;30 a. m.
Has connection at Elliotts from
No. 24-Sumter to Hartsville via
Darlington, 10 a. m., Has connection
at Elliotts for Bishopville.
No. 25-Hartsville to Sumter via
Darlington, 7:40 p. m. Has connec?
tion at Elliotts from Bishopville.
No. ll-Florence to Robbins, 1:00
p. m.
No. 12-Robbins to Florence, 2:10
p. m.
No. 17-Lanes to Sumter, I?Op. m.
No. IS-Sumter to Lanes, 12:05 p. m.
Won7t Follow Advice After
Paying For lt.
In a recent article a prominent physi?
cian says. "It is next to impossible for the
physician to get his patients to carry ont
any prescribed coarse or hygiene or diet
to the smallest; he has but one resort left,
namely the drug treatment. When medi?
cines ?re used for chronic constipation, the
most mild and gentle obtainable, such as
Chamberlain's Stomach <fc Liver Tablets,
should be employed. Their use is not fol?
lowed by constipation as they leave the
boweis in a natural and healthy condition.
For sale by Br. A. J. China.
Expensive Smoking:.
Some men smoke a pipe for the sake
of economy, because they can't afford a
good cigar, and other men indulge in
the meerschaum and brier because the?
claim it is. the only way to get the full
enjoyment out of tobacco. The ques?
tion of economy doesn't enter into tk>
scheme of the latter class.
A Waluut street manufacturer o?
Turkish cigarettes sells at $4.."0 ii
pound a considerable quantity of im?
ported tobacco. His customers are con?
noisseurs, and they are men who cai:
amply afford to pay this excrbitam
price and say the goods are worth i:.
Some of them, to be sure, make it last
longer by mixing it with Virginia long
CUT. for the Turlcisli tobacco is exceed?
ingly pungent, and a little of it will
flavor an equal quantity cf the cheaper
weed. A novice who was pricing this
tobacco expressed some surprise that
it should be so expensive.
"That isn't expensive." replied the
tobacconist "There are Turkish toba
cos that, with the duty added, won!
cost as much as $C0 a pound in th
country.'*-Philadelphia Record.
Sir Boyle Roche's Faxnoas **B:nlls.'*
Sir Boyle Roche, too. whose bull
made him famous, on one occasion as
sured a wonder stricken body of vote:
that if. elected he would put a stop to
smuggling practices in the Shannon by
"having two frigates stationed on the
opposite points at the mouth of the riv
er, and there they should remain fixed
with strict orders not to stir, and so by
cruising and cruising about tb*y would
be able to intercept everything that
should attempt to pass between them.
Another time when on the busting
he observed. "England, it must be a
lowed, is the mother country, and
therefore I would advise them (Eng?
land and Ireland) to live in filial affec
Eon together like sisters, as they are
and ought to be." This was only equal
ed by his, when opposing bis antimin
isterial motion, wishing the said mo?
tion "was at the bottom of the bottom
less pit."
How many people use the expression,
"a regular Bedlam" without knowing
Bedlam's "where or what." Bedlam
was the popular corruption of Bethle?
hem, the name of an insane asylum in
London, first established in 1523. Ow?
ing to the prevalent ignorance of that
age, it was a place of chains and man?
acles and stocks and finally became so
filthy and loathsome that no man could
enter it. It was rebuilt several times,
but even as late as 1S12 the institution
was marked by its cruelty to inmates.
The poor lunatics were. chained and
flogged at certain stages of the moon'
age. Treacherous floors were arranged
that slipping suddenly, precipitated
the unsuspecting ones into "baths of
The Defendant's Pleading.
In a rural district in the west of Eng?
land there lived an eccentric old farm
er who was continually appearing be?
fore the magistrates for allowing his
cattle to stray on the highway.
During the hearing of his case for a
similar offense upon the last occasion
he elicited much laughter from the pre?
siding "gentlemen on the bench" and
The chairman, addressing the defend
ant, asked:
"Do you plead guilty or not guilty?
"Well, yer 'onor, 1 expects as I be
guilty. But don't be too hard on a
reg'lar customer."-Tit-Bits.
John Randolph.
The most flagrant bit of diplomatic
jobbery in the history of the United
States was perpetrated by that Virginia
scapegrace. John Randolph of Roanoke.
Randolph was appointed minister to
Russia in 1S30. He sailed for his post
in June of that year, but remained
there only ten days, and then departed
suddenly for England, where he raised
high jinks for nearly a year, after
which? returning home in October,
ISSI, he drew $21.407 from the treasu?
ry, with which he paid off some of hia
old private debts.-New Yorkr Press.
John's Blander.
A minister in Scotland who was mak?
ing a call the other week upon a mem?
ber of his flock whom he had not seen
at church for some time asked, "What's
come over you that I don't see you at
church at all now?"
"Hoots, man, ye'll no' ha' seen me
because I sit auint the pillar."
"The pillar. John? Good gracious,
the pillar! Why. it is two years since
it was removed from the front of your
Men With Memories.
Seneca the Wise could repeat 2.00M
words in the uninterrupted succession
in which they were read to him. The
greatest Roman orator before Cicero.
Hortensius. could recite all the prices
given at a public auction. Themistocles,
why considered it a greater art to for?
ger than to remember. learned the Per
sian langnagt? inside of a year.
She Paid.
"Dollar en a half fer a marriage li?
cense!" exclaimed the colored appli?
cant Then, turning io the bride to be,
"Lindy, does you think I is wuth it?"
"Well." was th? reply, "hit do come
mighty high, but 1 reckon I'll hatter
pay it. 'long ez I done come beah wid
you!"-Atlanta Constitution.
Thanks to the Apple. She's Clothed.
Tess-I detest apples, don't you?
Jess-Oh, no. Every time I put on a
nW new ?own I'm thankful that there
was au apple for Eve to eat-Philadel?
phia Press.
More Work Than Play.
"Does she play whist?"
"No. She makes the worst work of it
you ever saw."-Philadelphia Bulletin.
West Toint to Bellevue.
Church- Wijor*. & the world do you
suppose those Bellevue hospital nurses
graduated from?
Gotham - West Point perhaps.
Yonkers Stare^m?n. ..
Thc Kind Ton Have Always Bought, and whick has been
in use for over 30 years, lias horne the signature of*
and has been made nader his per?
sonal supervision since its infancy*
Allow no one to deceiv?'you in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are bul?
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment?
What is CASTOR I A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare*
goric, Drops and Soothing- Syrups* It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys "Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates .the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep?
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
Sears the Signature of
The Kind Yon Haye Always Bought
in Use For Over 30 Years.
We took in a lot of
: Good : Young : Stock :
Winch have since fattened up, and being
acclimated are really more fit for present use
than fresh ones.
The time approaches when planters are pre
paring for the next year. Come and see them.
They will be sold worth the money.
Bec 8.
RIBBONS-Copying and Record, all Colors, for alt
standard machines. Quality guaranteed.
Full stockjof Fine and Medium Price Paper, All Standard
sizes and several weights.
Uniting tho Principal Commercial
Centers and Health, and Pleasure
Resorts of the South with the + <*?
High-Claas Vestibule Trains, Through Sleo*ing?Ca?e
betw.en New YorK tnd New Orleaa?, ria Atlanta?
Cincinnati and Florida Feints els Atlante ansi ela
New YorK and Florldn, either ela Lrachbutx, Danville
and Savannah, er ela Richmond. Danville ansi
lop.rior Diningv>Car Service on all Through Trains.
Excellent Service and lew Rates to Charleston aa*
ceta nt South Carolina In tar ?Stat? and West Indian
Wlntar Tourist Tieftet* to all Resorts now en sale at
reduced rates.
Por detailed information, ilteraturo, time table*, rate*? et m.,
apply to nearest ttc*ot*affOnt, or address
General Passenger Agent,
Washington, D. C.
Rs. W. HUNT,
Div. Passenger Jigent,
Charleston, S. C.
rasmiAJtv e. itca.
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Atlanta, Qa.
District Pass. Agent,
Manta, Ga.

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