Newspaper Page Text
?VMTKR WATCHMAN. EttaMt
! iMBMtlldated toe. 8.188 Cbc ?htcbmnn ans j&ontjjnra. Wednesday and Sa tarda* ' fSTtEN PUBLISHING COMPANY IUMTIR, s. a TmaH $1.11 par annum?In advaaee. ???ar* ftret taeectlee.Il.tf sueesoueot laeertlou.It far three mouth*, er win la made at iitawl rates, unloations which sub later sets wiU b> and tributes af OanfOM BfAfUUTT ?TRADY Maw Tora, Sept. 2.?The govern *s eotton crop condition report, today, proved the lowest on rojoprd. bat caused only a modsrats Sdeaiii t which was not fully sustain? ed, the amarhet closing steady at a ?4s* gam of only 1 to 6 points. markst opened steady at an of f to t points on better ca? bala than expected* and showed little during the morning. wlisn was quiet and generally in tfes? way of a further evenlng-up for ?ear the condition figures. lust before the government report Issued January contracts were around 12.47 and the best price reported later was 12 80. a beige of about 19 polrts and a net advance of 20 points from the los? ing figures of last night. Possibly the approach of the thrse-day adjourn snrut?over Labor day?restricted bull suf port to some ?Stent. During the late trading prices gradually off te within 2 or S points of Hbjht's mvals. with Jsnoary clos at 13.41 bid, or only 5 points net The lowest September bu ptwvteusty on record wad tltt^eondltlon was only 4fttVr per ^ with .71.1 YICT per cent jeer and 71.1 per cent, the ten average. Considering the re ?actio* m acreage, as compared with taut year, the figures may be mad? the basis of very bullish mathemati? cal conclusions regarding the prob? able stse of the crop, and after mid? day many buHlsh cables were receiv? ed from abroad regarding the pros? pects for future supplies. The dayV weather news showed no special fea? ture. Southern spot markets wert 1-ttc "higher to l-8c lower. Receipts at the ports todaj 11.314 bales against 7,182 lust week and 1. ttl last year. For the week 65.001) bales against 14.709 last week and 79.811 last year. Today's receipts a: New Orleens SO bales against 636 las: year, and at Houston 1.967 against 1.9T1 bnleslastyear. ftpot cotton closed quiet 10 polntti higher; middling uplands 12.80; mid? dling gulf 18.06; sales 2*0 bales. Fu? tures opened steady and closed WflKKLY TRADE KKVIKW. ilon In Rustnesn Activity nml Contraction In Fa Buren. York. Sept. 3.?R. O. Dunn & Co*s weekly review of trade tomor 1 row wfll say. Bxpeneton In volume of business sad contraction In buslnees disaster characterised the month of August, esuslly one of the most Inactive of the fear, and this marks the situation on the eve of the fall season. Reports for the current week con? firm report* fr.r the whole of the pa.?t m. nth ?' s\y buying, both for Im? mediate and for 1910 consumption, continues In the Iron and steel trade. The higher cont of materials Is one of the features of the situation, whk'h work for conservatism, but as the re? vival of activity ha* taken place In spite of other adverse conditions. it Ignores this development. Hesitation In eotton goods and >Mrns was noted in the primary mar? kets, slid difficulty is still expettiaisd in securing prises for manufactured products commensurate with the In? creased cost of raw matenal South? ern yarn mills are curtailing until prices I.me more profitable. Wh ?le? gale dry goods houses have had ? ver; substantial volume of bUSfWSOl 0< lit* Former dullness noted in the t ?ot wear market eon 11 n u ? ?* unabated. buy< ers holding off. The leather market continues In a waiting position. Sonny Willi imi Who made Iii I escape from the Jail at BenntttavllsJ several dnys ago, was captured In Cheraw. (JDntt CIQK DESCRIBES HIS JOURNEY "NOTHING TO SEE BVT ICE. ICE," AT THE POLE, HE 8A\ 8. He Ha ted to Leave, bat Wae Forced bj the Cold to Move on?"An I mm Sitting at the Pole 1 Could not Help Smiling at the People. I who, on My Return, Would Call the Whole Expedition a Humbug." London. Sept. S.?A special dis? patch received hers from Skagen says: "As the steamer . Hanaegede steam? ed by I caught through my glasses a vielen of a small man In a dark suit and peaked csp shading his eyes with his hands, aa If straining to see the welcome civilisation after years In Icy exile. It was Dr. Cook, the ex? plorer, whose name is on every tongue. He was chatting with the captain on the bridge, now smiling, now waving hla hand. I waa allowed to board the Hanaegede. 'Somebody gave Dr. Cook a bou? quet. Tears dimmed his eyes as he buried his face In their fragrance. 'It s years since I have seen flowers, said the explorer with a quiver of emotion In his voice. "When he smiled one noticed the loss of two teeth. 'A fight with a Polar bear did that.' he said. ,rTou can tell the world.' the ex? plorer continued, that- I am In bet'^r condition than at any time and look forward with an appetite to the fes? tivities that are promised me. Mv dinner has been poor these last few ears f.nd I shall have to make up for it.' "Dr. Cook then bTlefly described his journey. Regarding his discovery he .-?aid: "Then came April 21. That was the greet day. We looked for the sun. As soon as we got it 1 made several observations. Great Joy came over us. We were only sixteen miles from the desired spot. 1 ?ald to my? self. 'Bully for Frederick.' then we went on. <? "The last stretch was the e**riest I ever made in my life, although 1 had 'stttr to mhVo two Observations and the ice was very broken here. But my spirits were high and I shouted like a boy. The Eskimos looked at one another, surprised at my gayety. They did not share my Joy. - *I felt that I ought to be there. I made my last observation and found that 1 was standing on the pole. ""My feelings? Well. I was too tir? ed really to feel any sensation, i planted the Stars and Stripes in the ice field, and my heart grew warm when I saw it wave in the wind. "How does the Nsirth Pole look?" was asked. * 'Well.' said Dr. Cook, smiling. Mt amounts to the size of a twenty-five cent piece. There h> nothing to see but ice, ice; no water, only Ice. There were more holes hene than at the 87th decree, which shows there Is more movement and driSt here; but thii and other observations ] made after? wards?when I got more settled. 1 topped two days at the pole, and I assure yoi It wasn't easy to say good utfv to the spot. " As I was sitting at the pole 1 could not help smiling at the people, who. on my return, would call the .vhole expedition a humbug. I was sure the people would say that 1 bnsjSjM my two witnesses, and that t?.v uote book with my daily observa? tions had been manufactured on hoard this ship. " "The only thing I can put against this is what the Yorfc Eskimos have told Knud Kasmussen. Let the scep lles who disbelieve my story go to the North Pole. There they will find a Small brass tube, which I burled ua dei the flag. That tube contains a short statement about my trip. I OVUld not leave my visiting card, be cause I did not happen to have one With me. " 'Perhaps.' the explorer added dry? ly. 'I should have stayed there long? er had it not begun to freeze tis in our ?olero ms. The F.skimos were uneasy nd the dogs howled fearfully. On Ai rll 23. therefore. I ugain turned my roes southward, which was m ir h ??-;t. as you eannot turn your noeo <n any other direction when you stand it the pole. DsaOflhtAg Ulf return journey. Dr, < '<>"k said: ? Fortune now smiled. \V. did 2'J miles per day until we reached the ?minoua 17th degree, 'na n i felt the ice movlni eastward, carrylni um ?vi i. it. a terrible fog swept round u. und kept a. for three weeka W< let no further I han the Mth uegre . 1 h n began a heavy walk towards He Iber gi Land and another throe weeks <?f fog. When that cleared i saw ere had drifted southwest i Utngneelandi where we found open shed April, ISM. 'lie Just ?. I. 8TJMTJ nd Fesur not-?* Let all the ends Thon Ala SR. 8. a WEDNESD DISPEHSARIES TO OPEN. STATE BOARD OF CANVASSERS DISMISSES FLORENCE CON? TEST, j - Dispensaries In Alken to Remain Closed Until the County Board Takes Some Evidence, the Adrals-1 fdon of which Was Denied at the County Hearing. Columbia, 8ept. S.-?The dispen series in Florence County will open up at once as a result of the hearing?; I before the state Board of Canvassers today. The dispensaries In Aiken will remain closed until the County Board of Canvassers takes some evidence which was refused when the case was heard before that body. The board was in session all day. There was present Attorney General Lyon, who acted as chairman; State Treasurer Jennings, Secretary of State McCown, Comptroller General Jones and Rep? resentative K. P. Smith, of Anderson, who is chairman of the house com? mittee on privileges and elections. Adjt. Gen. Boyd was absent. The Florence and Aiken cases were argued at length, there being a num? ber present on both sides. Represent? ing the Florence Prohibitionists were J. P. McNeil, of Florence, and L, D. Jennings, of Sumter. The dispensary side was .epresented by W. F. Clay? ton. A WOMAN KILLED. Mr*. C. C. Blgham Accidentally Slain Near Georgetown. Charleston. S. C Sept. 5.?Mistak? ing her for a .?urglar, William Avant, a prominent planter of Georgetown county, last night shot and Instantly killed Mrs. C. C. Blgham. who had accompanied her husoand, a physi? cian of Harpers, a small town In the same county, on a professional visit to Avant's home, "'Sunny Side" plan? tation, on Murrell's Inlet. Dr. Blg? ham and Mr. Avant were sitting on the front porch of Avant's home af? ter supper when they saw in the dark? ness a figure pass the house and go towards a nearby creed*. Not^being; answered when they hailed, they got a shotgun ?nd followed. They saw the figure apparent ly crouch near the creek bank, and hearing no reply when they called, Avant asked Dr. Blgham what he should do. "tthoot !t," said Blgham, and Avant fired both ^barrels at close range. Run? ning back to the house they secured s light and returned to the creek bank to find Mtk Bigham stretched there dead, the contents of both barreis having taken effect in her back, even the gun vwads having penetrated aer Mesh, Avant .carried the news to George? town and accompanied the deputy sheriff .rad coroner back to Murw?T? inlet. The Xlngs Mountain Moa^snent will be unveiled October 7- The ?J Southern road will put on cheap rates for i?m- <occasslon. water amd tower-high screw ice w'hich stopped our way eastward. ~ 'We now began to* suffer hncig^r. Our yrrov!sion8 were becoming .ex hnustifrd, and we wer*- unable to 1lnd depots. We entered Ringnesland and on June 20 found the first animals on our return?bears and seals. We sfoott a bear. "And now our goal was the whalers at Lancaster Sound. We followed the drift ice to the south eighty miles a day, but was stopped by pack ice in Wellington Channel, which was im? passable either by boat or sledge. Her?* was lots of game, but we did not dare shoot It. We had only taken a hundred bullets to the pole, and now only fifteen were left. We went into Jones' Si.und after walrus and bears, and found open, calm water. We met Polar wolves, with which some of our d'tgi made friends and ran away. ?? Now we spent day and night in an open boat ten miles from shore. This lasting for two months while storms often raged over our head9. At last we got ashore again, but we had no tue] and were obliged to eat blri!8 r?' . One day we found fuel and what a feast we hid. But wt ??ulTered much hunger durin? thin period, one nh'.h' i bear came h* d stele cur food. We had man.- nghis v itii mu-k oxen, Rbich attacked u . urn- best weapon against them was the lasso.' " The correspondent*! story quotes Dr Cook as eaylng In conclusion: " 'Hay that the day we reached our provision! stores at E2t.\h wai a great? er day 111;111 April l' 1. I long to k<1 back to civilisation, to move among my fellow men; I long to prest my wife to my heart, i am the hap jest man living. Ten the whole world l thank (Jod I am back.' '' 3 t net at be thy Country's, Thy God's am AY. SEPTEMBER 8 INFORMATION WANTED. DATA ABOUT RED SHIRT COM? PANIES OF 1876. Mr. Teeoott, Historian of Red Shirt Association, Makes a Statement. Mr. E. A. Trescott, of Pendleton who was elected historian of the Red Shirt association at the meeting there last week, has sent the Anderson Daily Mall the following for publica* I tion: I In view of the fact that it will be Impossible, just at this time, for the secretary and historian ?1 the State organisation of the Red Shirt men of 1176. to communicate directly with each member of the various compan? ies, or clubs throughout the State, as also those members who have since that time made their homes In other States, the newspapers which tve shown such an interest in all tat pertained to ".he acts and deeds if those men who did so much fori lelr State in 1876, are kindly ask? ed to call attention to the following, resolutions, which among others, was' pass 3d during the recent State con? vention and reunion at Ander? son: "That any office or member of any bona fide red shirt company through? out the State, be required to send to the secretary of the State organiza? tion the names of all members of the various original red shirt com? panies or clubs, that existed through? out the State at that time?1876. Attention is also asked to Article 5 of the by-laws recently adopted, and which reads: i "The historian shall transcribe in a suitable book, all information that he may obtain from reliable sources, relating to the patriotic services of the "Red Shirt" companies of '76, in order that the same may become a part of the established history of that State, which was unfortunately, here? tofore, been so much neglected." A| resolution was also passed at the conclusion of the speeches at Beuna Vista Park, which in part reads as follows: ^rfAit in 'order'to l^repare'^the ma-*" terlai.? for the true history of the reconstruction era. that all those in? terested and who are in possession of fa/cts connected with race conflicts or Radical regime in South Carolina, be requested to write, clear, brief sketches , "giving the facts in con? nection herewith." Now it goes without saying, that it will be almost impossible for the secretary and historian, to collect such data or material without the aid and assistance of the members of the various original red shirt companies or clubs throughout the State, as also 'that of such members as may now reside out of the State. Mr. Trescot will therefore appre? ciate any historical material in the snape of reminiscences, recollections, etc., of events or that eventful period, wihich may be us*ed in the prepara? tion of an authentic history of the ef? forts of the Red Sntrts in 1876 to re? deem the State from misrule. Such darta will be carefully preserved by the secretary and historian, just as ;| received, and, made use of at the proper time as a paTt of a complete and authentic history of that period, on, as individual recollections, remin iscenses etc. Governor John C. Shepherd Judge Robt. Aldrich and Senator B. R. Till man, all three of whom were speak? ers at the recent annual State cnven .on and reunion at Anderson and wh*r*U spec eras contained much val? uable I'Hut leal information relvive to events of the period in question, have consented to prepare copies of their speeches and send same to the secretary and historian. It is there? fore hoped that the example set by these distinguished gentlemen. will he followed by all the individual numbers of the various original red shirt companies or clubs of 1876. who may have reminiscenses or recollec? tions of events or occurrences Of th;-t eventful campaign! which are worthy of preservation and will send the h;>me. ;is noon as possible, to the se ? retary and historian. CLYDE FITCH DEAD. Chalons Bur Manie. Sept. 4. -Clyde Fitch, the American playwright, died at 9::i<? this e\ enlng. He had b< n unconscious since 3 o'clock in the af? ternoon. The doctors and Iiis fi i. nds, Bugens Qauthier, were present at the bedside, Death was due to appendicitis, fol? lowing an operation. Mr, Fitch was ?tricken with an acute attack whlb traveling from Germany and upon hi arrival here underwent an operation, from which he only temporarily rali lied. 1 Truth's." - THE TRU1 900 ?*- nr 8? Hb S C CnlT. a?-Sep.?? i uuiIUN TENDING TO DECLINE. RELIEF IN EXCESS OF LAST CROP HA? WEAKENING INFLUENCE. Despite Severe! Bullish Reports as to The Size of the Crop, There Has Been a Reaction Due to the Ex pectatlon Ttiat the Present Crop Will Be Supplemented by a Heid-Over Surplus. New York, Sept. 3,?A general be? lief that the crop is deteriorating caused an advance at one time with rather spirited buying by New Or? leans. .Memphis and other intersts even if the speculation has continued to be ignored by the general public. Taken as a whole the trading has been professional. Various bullish private reports, giving the condition of the crop at from $4.1 to 68.7 per ceii'. led th?? bulk of the cotton trade to look for a government report or. the second instant of about 65 per cent, as against a ten year average for September of about 73.6 per cent. Th?? report actually gave the condi? tion at 63.7 per cent, against 71.8 per cent last month, 76.1 last year. 72. Mn 1907. with a crop of 11,370.000 bales: *i 7.3 in 1000, with a crop of 13,511,000 bales, and 72.1 in 1906, when the crop was 11,346,000 bales. Thus it will be seen that the official report exceeded even tne most radical in point of bull? ishness. It is the lowest September condition on record, the nearest ap? proach being 64.0 in 1902. A tendency towards some reaction was noticed when January touched 12.58 early in the week. According to some balls crops had been pretty well discounted. Talk to ihe effeci that short stapled cotton might be sent in considerable quantities from Texas for delivery on contracts here had some effect. Also after a rise of about 80 points there was some nat? ural disposition to realize the profits on the eve of the Labor Day ?oliday. Spinners have not bought heavily. Bears still insist that there is still every likelihood of a large crop move? ment in the near future whatever the actual size of the crop, and that the efleet, on- prices can hardly fall to be for the time being at least depress? ing. According to some advances the large spinners* takings from the last crop were not all consumed, and the rise in cotton goods has not been com? mensurate with the advance in the price of the raw material. The last crop was the largest ever known, reaching, according to the New York figures, 13,817,516 bales. Probably the actual vield exceeded 14.000,000 bales. Thi* means that a large sur plus has been carried over into the new season. This will do much to? wards making good any deficiency in the present crop. Speculation for a rise had received several severe setbacks this season. The pace during May and June was too rapid to last. It has been a chas? tened market since the first big slump of $6 a bale. Meantime, however, the consensus among many experienced cotton people is that ultimately prices are bound to reach a much higher level. While estimates of the crop range from 10.000,000 to 12.000.000 bales, and the world's consumption is estimated at 13.000,000 bales or over, bears figure in some cases that the surplus carried over from laast sea? son will be large enough to give am? ple supply. Following the issuance of the bu? reau report, showing a condition even lower than the most extravagant claims of the bulls, there was a rise of roundly a dozen points, but at that juncture -.he stiftest kind of oppo? sition was met and subsequently the bear crowd raidedc the market with almost unparalleled ferocity, throw? ing cotton on the market in such blocks as to more than satisfy the demand, and finally causing prices to relinquish what they had gained. Late in the week an advance of roundly ten points was established on gene:al short covering, and buying l>> Xew Orleans, Memphis and Liverpool. Wall street houses continued to sell as well as the prominent Interests wh hud been identified with the bear drive alter the government report. Liverpool was stronger than expected and sent various stimulating 'aide*-. It was still hot and dry in the south? west and complaints of drought were also received from east of the Mis? sissippi. Advices from the South als ? alluded to heavy spot sales. Fail kiv er mills were said t<? be among the buyers. Swiss tire toads act as perfect ba? rometers, [f kept In glass Jars con? taining water and a ladder, they will climb up the ladder when the weath? er i--- to be wet, and previous to dry weather will stay snugly In their wat < ry homes. K soimmoN. Established Jane, UN jries?Vol. XXX. No. 4 MORE NEW COUNTIES. FOUNTAIN INN WILL MAKE AN? OTHER TRY. Government Will Continue Work On Santee and Congaree Rivera Other News Collected in Columbia. Columbia, 8ept. 4.?Politics being the breath of life to the average ' South Carolinian, a number of new. county schemes may be expected to revive shortly, to fill in with pleasur? able excitement the hiatus between the liquor election of last month and the various regular elections of nest summer. The first new county prop* 08ition to show signs of renewed lifo is that which proposes the formation of a county with Fountain Inn as the county seat, from portions of Green? ville and Laurens counties. ? ? ? "I can't swear I've never stolen," said a Confederate veteran, when he came up to be sworn by the registra? tion supervisors in Orangeburg, last j week. "I can't take that oath," be I went on, "unless you allow me to skip the Civil War period. Those times I stole, cheerfully and often; had tcv to live." The registration supervisor granted him the desired certificate, saying he didn't think 'foraging" could rightly be accounted stealing. ? * ? Capt. E. M. Adams, engineer corps,. U. S. A., the officer in charge of river and harbor work in this district, in? forms the Columbia Chamber of Com? merce that the chief of engineers wil" recommend the continued improve? ment of the Santee and Congaree riv? ers, with the following channels in contemplation: From Winyah Bay to Santee river, via the Esthervtlle-Minim Creek ca? nal, a depth of six feet and a width of 100 feet. From Santee river up to Senate street, Columbia, by way of Congaree river, and up to Camden by way of Wateree river, channel depths of four feet at low awter. The report also recomemnds that the crest of the Granby dam at Co? lumbia be raised two feet. This is to I famish jan amp'e head of woter at tho Senate street landing. The job* will cost about $30,000, the channel work below about $150,000. Commissioner Watson belfeves, as does the Chamber of Commerce, that the recommendations will be adopted and the rapid development of MftV gation on the Congaree and Wateree-' thus assured. The company which* has been operating a vessel between Columbia and Georgetown expect? tc bond itself this month to buy a second" vessel. * * ? William McKinley, a diminutive darkey, admitted to Recorder Stan? ley today that he entered a dwelling, in the city with the intention of steal? ing anything he might take a fancy to, but after looking around inside* saw nothing he liked especially, so left without stealing a single thing. He got 60 days. see Supt. E. S. Dreher of the Columbia public schools, has been in a hospital at Biltmore. X. C, since July 17, suf? fering from a nervous break-down, but the schools will open as usual Sept. 20. Many children must be denied admission, however, until the new building at Senate and Pickens street* can be completed. SMOTHERED IN HEAP OF COT? TON. XOgfO Infant Burrowed Too Deep and* Was Suffocated. Darlington. Sept. 5.?Coroner R. G.. Parnell was called out to Mr. J. K.. Parrott's place, about five miles from* Darlington, this morning to view the remains of a negro child, about one and one-half years old. It seems that since the cotton picking season has opened the family have been sleeping on the cotton piled up in one of the rooms. This child, becoming chill> during the night, scratched deeper in? to the little hole bed it had made to sleep in and the hole became u > deep and the child smothered to death. The family did not know Of Its-death until time to get up this morning. POLE KILLS WORKMAN. Greenville, sept. -Luthei Fisher B w ?rkman In the employ of the Southern Power Co., was struck by a falling pole and instantly killed this afternoon in an accident which CCCUred about two miles from QrCCr. K. s. Hlggins, a fellow workman, had hi^ collar bpnc broken in the same accident. The drug store of Zcmp and De Past In Camden was damaged b> fire. Loss J5,000.