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oniolMated Aug. 2,188 C|? flfllitthuo nno %ontbron PublMicd Wediw^lay und Saturday ?BY? OS TEEN PUBLISHING COMPANY Sl'MTBR, 8. C. Term*: tl.50 per annum?In advance. Id vert dement? . One Sqvare first insertion.$1.00 Every subsequent Insertion.50 Cor*.racta for three months, or longer will be made at reduced rate*. All communication* which sub? serve private Interests will bo charged for as advertisements. Obituaries end tributes of respects will be charged for. TiUll \1? M 1? TO LYNCH NK(dt() RliitfMUfs* Mob Deterred by Promise Of Quick Trtnl of Wonld-tjP Kn Kingstree. Dec. 8.?The spirit of l) neh law was abroad Monday night, but cool heads and calm Judgment prevailed and John Woods still lies safely In jail awaiting trial by the special term of Court, which Gover? nor Ansel will be asked to order. In spite of predictions and opinions to the contrary, a large body of mourn? ed me i gathered on the outskirts of the town about 10 o'clock at night. They sent in a committee of two to see Mr. Graham, the sheriff, and to demand that unless he would promise to use his Influence with the Gover? nor and with the solicitor to have an extra term ordered at once to try Woods, they would take the matter into their own hands. The sheriff pointed out to them how ilseless it would be and how fu? tile u attempt to force an entrance Into the Jail. It would take any force they could bring until daylight to batter down the doors. The sheriff promised the committee, however, thut he would use every effort In his power to have the extra term order? ed at once. This apparently satisfied ..itlH jrowd, for after the committee IRhfcrit* to,them, nothing more was fceard of them. The crowd, so far as ? ^ known, never entered the town und wan orderly and quiet. Solicitor Stoll, after consulting with the sheriff and others, wrote Governor Ansel, asking for a special term as quickly as pos? sible. The Governor will unduobted ly grant It. as It Is necessary for the a preservation of law and order. IIIHTOKU VI COMMISSION MKT. Work and Plans for the Coming Year Discussed. Columbia. Dec. 8.?The South Car? olina historical commission held a meeting here today and the work of the year and plans for the corning year were discussed. The Rev. Barnett A. Elsas, of Char? leston, Is a member and was present st the meeting. The report of Mr. A. 8. Ballsy, Jr., secretary of the oom mlsslen, was read. In this report the work done during the last year la outlined. It Is hoped that the legis? lature will make sufficient appropria? tion at the nevt session for this com? mission to further historical research and add to the public publications of this mate. COTTON IX. STOHAGK. I Ante Quantities of Staple Being Stored Away. The warehouse of the Spartanburg Warehouse Company la rapidly filling tip with cotton, but strange to say, very little of it Is being stored by the farmers. Ntarly all of the cotton In storage Ih owned by the cotton mil's and the brok -s. Whitney Manufacturing Company has more cotton in the warehouse than any of the mills, a lot of 2.000 bales being Uored there last Satur? day. The cotton was bought from cotton factors In Augusta and ship? ped here for storage, where It will be handy for the mill when needed. Several of the local brokers have quite s bit of cotton In the ware? house. The farmers have very little cotton In storage this year. Those few farmers who are holding cotton expect to realise a good price within the next ?0 days.?Spartanburg Jour? nal. A duty on sugar that Increased the price and at the same time could be evaded was a double Industrial bene? fit. Are there any more like It? ? Indianapolis News. The two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Godfrey of near Gnffney. was seriously burned while playing In the room with her mother. Very little hope Is entertained for her recovery. tUut( shed April, 1850. 1. 'Be Just ai 8UMT BAPTISTS HAD A BUSY DAY. K.m t V' loNMi COMMISSION'! HI PORT MADE. Rcromraendatloii Thar the schools of The Siatc. \\M(|i Desire Aid From The BtptKIa, pi niCHIllM MOTfl ru? der the Control Of the Convent Ion V.ccts With Opposition, and Action Is Delayed?Dr. S. (\ Mitchell I peaks. Anderson, Dec. 8.?The Baptist convention had a busy day today with many interesting feature I, Hash of the w ?rk of the day consists in the hearing of the reports of the atandlng committees, which were re? ferred to special committees for fur? ther eons'deratlon and report to the convention tomorrow. In this way the reports of the committees, min? isterial education, Sunday schools, Connie Maxwell Orphanage, the aged ministers' relief board, State missions, the Laymen's movement, home mis? sions and foreign missions were heard and disposed of. The special committees will examine these re? ports in detail, and make recommen? dations for their final disposition to the convention of the reports. The reading of these reports was Interspersed with a number of ad? dresses pertinent to the work under consideration, some of which were of absorbing Interest. The report of Dr. Bailey, the secretary and treasurer of the State mission board, was heard with enthusiasm, something over $33,000 having been raised for the work of the board during the year. This was still somewhat under the apportionment made last year, however, leaving a slight deficit to be made up during the coming year. In response to report on home missions read by the Rev. J. D. Huggins, in? teresting addresses were made by V. I. Masters, editorial secretary of the home mission board of the Southern Baptist convention, and by Dr. B. D. Gray, corresponding secretary, of the same board. Another striking ad? dress was that made on the report of Mt. T. T. Hyde, of the committee on Sunday school work, by the secretary of the Sunday school board of the Southern Baptist convention, the Rev. J. M. Frost, D. D. BLIZZARD STRIKES CHICAGO. Three Lives Lost as Result of Blind? ing Snow Storm. Chicago, Ills.. Dec. 7.?Blinding clouds of snow accompanied by low en. temperature and 35 miles an hour wind swept over Chicago and the surrounding territory today bringing death to three persons. One of the vi? tlms. a laborer, was found* dead from cold .and exposure. The other two were railroad switchmen who, blinded by snow were run over by entities. COTTON PRICES SOAR. Census Bureau Report Pute the Mar? ket tn a Flutter. New York, Dec. 8.?The report of the census bureau, showing only 8, 878,277 bales Of cotton ginned to De? cember 1, comparing with 11,008,661 to the same date lost season, was fol? lowed by increased activity and con? siderable excitement In the cotton market this morning, with May con? tracts selling up to 15.39, or 17 points above the closing figures of last night, and at a new high record for the season. Heavy realizing, attributed to some of the leading bulls, caused slight re? cessions during the morning, but there was a great volume of outside buying and the market shewed a very firm tone, with bulls claiming that the census figures Indicated a government estimate of under 10, 250,000 bales. The commercial crop last year was In the neighborhood of 13,HOC,000 bales. The market became even riore ac? tive later In the day, with buying or? ders reaching the ring from all direc? tions, while It looked as though some of the larger of the old bulls were re? placing cotton which they had sold below 15 cents, In expectation of If cents before Christmas. May con? tracts sold at 16.50 or $1.40 per bale above the cloalng bid of last night, while August advanced to 14.95, or $2.40 a bale. The close was steady, with the general market showing a gain for the day of from 14 to 43 points. W. J. Thackston has been appoint? ed general manager of the Anderson Traction Company. A steamer arrived in Charleston with a cargo of 110,000 cases of sal? mon from the Pacific coast. l)mon id Fear not?~Let all the ends Thou A In ER. S. C, SATURDi BOOKER U PUN FAILS. SOUTHERN NEGRO OFFICE-HOLD? ERS SL WED TO GO. President Tafi to Appoint Negroes to Office in the) North? Instcad of (n The south. According to Political Gossip in tVnshlnsrton, Washington, Dec. 8.?That Presi? dent T?ft |l going to appoint North? ern negroes to office rather than Southern one- is the Information which lias been pr<' y thoroughly discussed among the politicians of Washington and eh where since Booker Washington wv i lu ve last week. As the result ?. this policy it It e*pe< ted that the negroes In the South who are holding important of? fices will, as their terms expire, he displaced for the most part by whites, and In turn recognition aill be given to colored men in the North. The list of colored men holding impor? tant Offices in the South under the Federal government includes the fol olw'ng: j Robert Smalls, collector of customs at Beaufort. S. C; Henry A. H?cker, collector of internal revenue at At? lanta, Ga.; Joseph Lee, collector of internal revenue at Jacksonville, Fla.; Nathan H. Alexander, register of the land office at Montgomery, Ala.; Thomas V. McAllister, receiver Of public moneys at Jackson, Miss.; Walter L. Cohen, register of the land office at New Orleans; Alexander B. Kennedy, receiver of public moneys at New Orleans; John E. Bush, re? ceiver of public moneys at Little Rock. The course the President will take in the matter of appointing colored men is likely to be illustrated in the selection of a successor to W. T. Ver non, register of the treasury- Booker T. Washington and other colored leaders have given their support to J. C. Napier, of Nashville, for the place, but it appears that the Presi? dent will probably select a colored man from the North. Washington was In this city a few "days ago,'Unflnr^s^f^(1^it^^r\j tested when he learned that neither Vernon nor Ralph Tyler, the latter as auditor for the navy department, were to be ousted. Neither of these pull with Washington. TAFT IGNORED SMITH. President's Selection of Postmaster For Florence DOjgssVt Go With Sen? ator's Consent. Washington, Dec. 7.?Louis C. Ku ker's name was sent to the senate to? day to be postmaster at Florence. The appointment was made without consulting Senator Smith and the senator does not like It. He isn't go? ing to stand for it. He will Interpose his objection to the confirmation. It is an unwritten law In the sen ute not to confirm a man as post? master In a senator's home town when the senator objects. President Taft did consult with Senator Smith several times last spring about the Florence postoftlce, but Kuker was not the man over whom the consul? tation hinged. Last August Kuker was all of a sudden-like given a re? cess appointment when the senator wasn't looking. He seized on the Job, supplanting the Rev. Wilson, and now he Is up for confirmation. We shall see what will happen. Even the unwritten law sometimes falls. Senator Smith will have a little talk with the president. PIERCE ACQUITTED. Tos ans. Following Ruling of Judge. Finds Oil Magnate Not Legally Guilty of False-Swearing. Austin, Tex., Dec. 7.?The Jury In the trial of H. Clay Pierce, charged with false swearing, returned a ver? dict of not guilty here today. Judge Calhoun in a special charge to the jury sustained the contention of Plerce's lawyers that he was Immune from trial under the laws of Texas as the counsel for the State sought to use testimony given by Pierce on the witness stand In Missouri with the Intention of possibly securing his conviction. After receiving the congratulation of a number of friends the defendant left the court room, accompanied by his lawyers. Killing Near Summerton. Summerton, Dec. 7.?In an alter? cation near town Saturday night. Thomas Mack, a negro, was shot and killed by Bradley McFaddin, also colored. Each of them wished to act as escort for a woman, and the kill? ing occurred as a result of the dis? agreement. McFaddin has not been apprehended. and i is't at be thy Country's, Thy God's an LY. DECEMBER 11, SCHOOL FUHD fiPPQRTIONEO. $54,000 TO BE DIVIDED AMONG 181 SCHOOLS. Number Of Htgll School-. Have Teach era Without Certificates, and con? sequently Will Co Unaided ITntii the Paul! i* Corrected. Columbia, Dec. 6.?The final ap portlonmenti tor the session 1909-1 1010 were made by the State board jf Si tit ation at its meeting Deco r Sri and 4th, to the accepted Suite 4h!ed high schools. One hundred thirty-one schools in forty coun? ties will receive aid but O. ocleyville, in WilliamsbUtgi has not reported the necessary enrolment of fifteen jiuplls above the seventh grade. About $.ri4,000 has been apportion? ed. A number of high schools cannot receive their share of the State fund Until the county superintendent of education reports satisfactonly upon the certificates held by the teachers. r\ he general school law requires that every teacher employed in the free public schools shall hold a certificate either from the county board of edu? cation in whose jurisdiction the school Is located, or from the State board of education. All certificates are is? sued for a term of two years, and are rot valid until registered in the office of the county superintendent. A di? ploma from an accredited college does not exempt the holder from examin? ation untd a certificate has been Is* lUed thereon, and this certificate, elso, registered In the county super? intendent's office. A State certificate must be similarly registered before the holder can legally draw public school funds. Teachers in special school districts, organized under spe? cial Acts of the General Assembly, are subject in this respect to the same conditions applying to teachers in common school districts. Below is given a list of high schools that have failed to meet this requirement. The secretary of the high school loard urges principals and trustees ?ff*V.tfmpiy '"wTTii tl^ertificati* Maw at once, and to send in notices of their compliance to the State high school Inspector. Prof. W. H. Hand. In ^ases where teachers cannot re? ceive certificates until they have Uiken the extra examination ordered for Friday, January 7, 1910, the high school apportionment cannot be paid until such teachers have been ex? amined and certificated. It is not necessary that these uncertificated teachers should resign their present positions, but the payment of their salaries is contingent upon the result of the January examination. The failure to secure .a certificate at that time, will, of course, render legal payment impossible. High schools with uncertificated teachers are as follows: Honea Path, one; Blacks burg, cne; Gaffney, two; Manning, one; Lamar, one; Simpsonville, one; Con way, one; Lancaster, nine; Lynch burg, one; Latta, one; Bennettsvllle, one; Westminster, two; Cross An? chor, one; Inman, one; Reidvllle, one; Bethany, three. URGES STATE HIGHWAY ENGI? NEER. Col. E. J. Watson Makes Interesting Suggestion. Columbia, Dec. 8.?The appoint? ment by the legislature of a State highway engineer is being advocated. In a recent speech this matter was discussed by Commissioner Watson along with the topic of good roads. Again tonight, before the meeting of pathfinders in Orangeburg, Col. Wat? son urged that the General Assembly be asked to pass a bill creating a new official in this State to have gen? eral supervision of the construction of highways. It Is believed that a highway en? gineer would be of great benefit to the State, and that the cost of main? taining the office could be reduced by having It is a branch of the de? partment of agriculture, commerce and industries. When in Asheville a few days ago Col. Watson took up the matter with several of the up country supervisors, and they were very much in favor of the plan. The engineer could be stationed here and sent out whenever a county wished to construct a roadway or Improve one of the old highways for some dis? tance. The engineer would be a practical road builder and would plan the construction for the supervisor and give advice that would be ma? terially needed in the construction of a road at saving figure. If the moon expects her eclipse to become a popular feature, she must choose some different hour than 3 a. m.-?Philadelphia Ledger. B9S9SS5S?' v^'_ THE HETHODISi COifERE?Cf. BISHOP WILSON. OF BALTIMOI E, PRESIDING. 4 Addresses of Welcome Delivered, Committees Appointed and Roul tie Work of the Conference Begun? Bishop Wilson Somewhat Indispos? ed on Account of n Severe Cold. Abbeville, Doc. s.?The l?lth an? nual session of the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Bplsco* !>; ! Church, South, met with the First Methodist Church of Abbeville this morning at i<? o'clock, and was open? ed With the administration of tho Sacrament conducted by the Rev. Joseph B. Traywlck, who wa>-- assist? ed by the Revs. J. W. Walling, J. S. Beasley, J. L. Stokes. S. J. Bethea. J. C. Chandler and A. J. Stafford. At the close of the Sacrament Bishop A. W. Wilson, who came In yester? day from Waynesboro, Georgia, took the chair and called the Conference to order, and the Rev. E. O. Watson, the secretary of the last Conference, called the ! ">11 of ministers and lay delegates, the usual large number re? sponding to the roll call. The Rev. B. O. Watson was re elected secretary, and he nominated \V. L?Walt, A. E. Holler, S. B. Harp? er and W. C. Kirkland as assistants, and R, K. Turnipsecd statistical sec? retary, who nominated J. H. Noland, Marvin Auld, R. E. Sharp, E. A. Wayne and W. A. Beckham, all of whom were unanimously elected. C. motion of the Rev. Henry Stokes the hours of meeting and adjournment were fixed at 10 A. M., and 1 P. M., and on motion of the same the bar of the Conference was lixed as the whole church auditorium. The Rev. Henry Stokes then introduced the Hon. J. M. Nickels, who on behalf of the city welcomed the Conference to the city, telling them how he went to Laurens last year and Invited the Conference, promising to vote out the dispensary, which had been done, a id the town was dry, and ^without a blind tiger, in spite of which he fcop/rl t??e CO*;*eie:.ce ??tr-tPl , ;y H seTf, as the doors of the homes of the town are all wide open to receive the Conference. Mr. William M. Graydon was then introduced and delivered an address of welcome on behalf of the churches of the city, who was also happy and felicitious in his remarks. Dr. J. W. Daniel was called upon by Bishop Wilson to respond to the speeches of welcome, who did so most gracious? ly, referring to the historical town, here being the place where Jefferson Davis held his last cabinet meeting. Bishop Wilson laid before the Con? ference the reports of the various hoards at Nashville, Tenn., all of which were read by title and referred to the proper committees. .METHODIST CONFERENCE. Steps Preliminary to Confereu.?? at Ahl>eville Are Taken. Abbeville, Dtc. 7.?Preliminary io the opening session of the South Car? olina Conferei ce of the Methodist Church, which w'll be held here to? morrow, the presiding elders of the Conference met this morning at the A. R. P. church for the purpose of appointing committees, the examin? ing board met at the Presbyterian church, and the Conferenc? Histori? cal Society met at the Methodist church. At the meeting of the His? torical Society the following officers were re-e'.ected for the ensuing year: H. B. Brown, president; J. B. Youn gue, secretary and treasurer; H. B. Brown, annual lecturer. A number of relics were presented the Society. The first session of the Conference proper will begin tomorrow morning; at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church, I of which the Rev. Henry Stokes Is pastor. This meeting will be devoted mainly to the delivering of addresses of welcome on the part of the city and of the citizens. It is expected that at least four hundred de' ?gate* will be present at the opening session. Bishop A. W. Wilson, of Baltimore will preside at the Conference. Speaker Cannon wants It distinct? ly understood that there is anothet Joseph who can resist temptation.? Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Rev. Dr. Lyinan Abbott has been (somewhat carelessly) denounc? ing the Sugar Trust, which (next to the Steel Trust) has been top-of-cob umn on the "good trust" list of th? contributing editor.?Abany Argus. Representative Mann is going u reopen the tariff question. Here'. Where an honest Democratic minor it) would come In handy.?Rocheste Herald. >: SOUTHRON, Established Jane, ISM ies?Vol. XXX. No. 31. BOT TTsTITE 1RE?S?RY. 14 0,000 TO U PAID on . sioo.. 000 ON HAM). County Ttestsurers Sending in Tax' s Very Singly flfl OHllSig, to statement Issued from the oftot Of the Stale Treasury??95.731 " i". ? i v? d This Year. Columbia, Dor. 7.?South Car olina will have to met obligations to the < xtont of over $ 100,000 by the first of tha year, with only $100,000 in the treasury at the present time, ac? cording to a statement given out to? day from the State Treasur r's office. The sum of $145.000 interest on the bonded debt Will have to be provided for by December 31. The different Bob I by the State will commence to fall due on December 20, and in ad? dition the current expenses for the month of December will be about $150.000. In the statement it is shown that the county treasurers of the State are sending in the taxes very slowly. Three counties of the State have not as yet made any remittances. The ?ollection of taxes commenced on Oc? tober II, and from all of the forty two counties of the State, the Trea? surer has received only $95.731.50. The amount received by the same date last year was $6:1,664.35. Un? der the law the county treasurers are required to make remittances on the 1st and 15th of each month of all money collected for the State. The total amount of taxes received by the State for 1908 was $1,492,000. This was an assessment of five and a half mills. The levy for the pre? sent year is five and a fourth mills. Sumter county is credited with $2,142.89 up to December 9. LESS COTTON GINNED. Census .Report Places Number at 8,? 878,277. Washington, Deo. i78,ni:re#H... a. d from the growtfi of ?VfTOP cember 1, as compared with 11,008, 661 for 1908, according to a bulletin of the census bureau Issued today. These figures count round bales as half bales and exclude Unters. They stand against 8,343,396 for 1907 and 10,207,868 for 1906. The proportion of the last three crops ginned to De? cember 1 is 84.1 per cent, for 1908, 75.5 per cent, for 1907, and 77.2 per cent, for 1906. Round bales included this year are 133,919 against 201,480 included for 1908 and 154,636 for 1907. Sea Island bales included are 77,776 for 1909; 68,396 for 1908, and 55,299 for 1907. The distribution of sea island cot? ton by States for 1909 is: Florida 25. 906; Georgia 4 3.118, and South Car? olina 8,752. The total cotton crop for 1908 was 13,086,005, and for 1907 Is 1 1,757,822. The corrected statistics of the quantity of cotton ginned this season to November 14 are 8,112.119 bales. By States the cotton ginned from the 1909 growth to December 1 as follows: Alabama 919,575; Arkansas 613, 871; Florida 55,958; Georgia 1,677, 232; Louisiana 237,553; Mississippi 866.950: North Carolina 536,163; Ok? lahoma 504,836; South Carolina 998, 340; Tennessee 206;357; Texas 2, 212,319; all other States 49,133. Modification of Southern Cattle Quar? antine. By an order issued by the Secre? tary of Agriculture effective Decem? ber 6, the following areas are releas? ed from the Federal quarantine for Texas fever or tick fever of cattle: In Texas, Scurry County; in Oklaho? ma, Harmon County: that portion of Greer County west of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway, that portion of Caddo County north of the Mangum branch of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, and the remainder of Canadian county; Warren County and the remainders of Putnam and Dekalb counties; In South Carolina, the counties of Oco nee, Pickens, Greenville, and Ander? son; in Virginia, Lunenberg and Mecklenburg counties and Bruton district of York County. This action is taken as a result of the progress made In the extermina? tion of the ticks which spread the disease. Since the beginning of this work in 1906 over 80,000 square miles of territory have been freed from ticks and released from quaran? tine. Robert L. Emerson, a well-to-do farmer of Oconee County, was found dead near the Blue Ridge trestle in Walhalla. He may have been mur? dered.