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HE appalling slaug
tention of the old
- public sentiment,
passing a law ma
vices. The railro
own satisfaction, t]
maiming tens of fl
new couplers. Ev
to delay and defE
of which was to cheek the wholesal
corporations declared that there wer
a falsehood and so absurd on its fa
willing to aid in the outrage declin
companies fought the law in the cc
prehensible to them that a corporal
for so vain and profitless a thing as
They induced congress to give
sion has long since expired, yet th<
that there are thousands of cars n
more progressive railroad managers
murderous old couplers to the new
has wrought so vast a devastation i
tion of the antique couplers years a
A report recently issued by the
that the total number of casualtie!
states, during the fiscal year endir
2787 killed and 51,343 injured. Thi
year. It is a large total, and, in cor
complete destruction of any one of
Antonio, Texas; Racine, Wisconsin
cut; Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania; or
anything like 53,000 inhabitants. I
September 19, and October 7. 11,
movements around Saratoga, as inc]
cisive Battles of the World," ther(
while the highest total give.n by C.
the killed, wounded, and missing on
est battles of all time, is 54,428 mer
of United States railroad casualtie
ments during the past year was 1
rolling stock and roadbeds. This g
sions and derailments over 1903-1
ployes, in 1904, by 75,000.-Success.
ett@***** ACi of respect tow
istic of the young
Girls speak tC
they anA the pare
parents are quite
lack of respect is
If from infanc;
L.....4versations, to have
itself forward on
grow self-assertive and domineering,
it knows more than both its parents
If it is a boy he will patronize
"the old man;" if a girl she will ta
sions, answering when the latter is
as though she-the daughter-were
If the girl who speaks disresp'
sion she creates on outsiders, I am
speaking. There is nothing that so
her by word, look or deed show the
The false pride that makes a
and father, who have toiled and saca
dren may have luxuries and educati
should be strangled at its birth.
Many girls who really love thei:
them ol d-fashioned and ignorant.
You often hear a girl say, "Oh
k~now," and then the daughter goes
had she consulted her mother's wis<
* frcm doing.
Excepting in very rare cases. til
the instinct of love and mature wis<
for their children.
Not long ago I overheard a deli
"Oh, moti'-er," broke in her disrespel
ness; you're always ill."
What do you think of that dau,
man who was thinking of marrying
would have gone away in a very the
One thing that leads to this state
can parents of effacing themselves y
sult is that the young people get in
things themselves and that the pres
The American girl is the best gi
independent and cavalier i-. her trea
A well brought up English girl wo
way her American cousins have of
Nothing is more beautiful than th
youth to age, and it is a great sham
be marred by this one blot.-New Y
*...*****++ AN is a creature of
+++$++ that is the main ri
+ why men do not a:
* ~ loves the man tha
* WE takes care of hisC
* that feeds him, an
++++++ higher ideals and
4t******t+ fortable before he
The great caus'
that we expect too much of each ot
by our literature. The heroes and h
fifty year heads on twenty year sho1
A man marries simply for, a ho:
and himgcan do anything with him,
with him. When a man is looking:i
accomplishments, but does want th(
That is the woman he is looking for.
ry a demure little "country mouse,"
A girl less than twenty-five or
band; any woman over forty will act
elope with at twenty she would des;
Afty, if he proposed marriage.
Health Record in English Town.
The little south Lincolnshire villag
of Ewerby is said to be the healthies
town in the world. Durin~g the pas
ten years only one person has die
between the ages of two and sixt:
SMrs. Slargaret Vi!ckers. who has live
in the vilg for 'sevy-i years
eflebrate he~'r ' rothbrtda
-Upham Adams. C
hter of railway employes due to the r
'ashioned freight car evmplers so arouse
-ears ago, that congress was forced mt
ing obligatory the use of automatic d
ad interests had figure:1 it out, to the
iat it was cheaper to keep on killing an
ousands of their men than it was to bu
ery possible infirence has been employ(
at the enforcement of this law, the at
e murder of hard-working employes. Ti
e no practical coupling devices, so pueri
ce that even those who would have beE
d to do so on this ground. The railroa
urts and were beaten. It seemed incor
ion should be compelled to spend mont
the saving of human life.
them an extension of ime. That exte
statement is made and not denied th;
ot provided with automatic brakes. Ti
now recogni7n that the change from t
ones is a profitable one. No modern w,
a human life and happiness as the rete
ter inventiv. genius had solved the pro
Interstate " amerce commission shov
to persons on railroads in the UnitE
g June 30, 1904, was 55,130, comprisir
s shows a large incres.se over any othi
aparison, may be said to be similar to ti
such cities as Salt Lake City, Utah; Sa
Topeka, Kansas; Waterbury, Connec1
Augusta, Georgia, neither of which h,
both the American and British armie
tnd 12, 1777, in the series of fights at
uded by E. S. Creasy. in his "Fifteen D
were less than twenty thousand mei
K. Adams, in Johnson's "Cyclopaedia," i
both sides at Waterloo, one of the grea
-not so many by 702 as last year's tot
. The number of coilisions and dera:
1,291, involving $9,383,077 in damages 1
ives the astounding increase of 648 col
stounding but for the reduction o: er
ard id elders is a deplorable characte
people of this country.
their parents in a manner which. bol
nts should be heartily ashamed of. Ti
as much to blame as the child, for th
he result of bad up-bringing.
r a child is allowed to break into all co
a voice in every discussion and to thru
tll occasions, the chances are that it wi
and as it grows older come to think thi
is father and call him the "governor"<
e precedence of her mother on all occ
spoken to and acting in a general we
the one to be most considered.
ctful to her mother only knew the impre
lure she would try and change her way<
prejudices people against a girl as seeit
slighest disrespect to her parents.
;irl ashamed of the hard-working naoth<
ificed themselves in order that their chi
on, is the outcome of an ugly feeling the
- parents grow into the habit of thinkin
mother means all right, but she doen
ahead and does some foolish thing tha
r judgement, she might have been save
.e mothers always know best. Guided t
oin, they invariably choose wvhat is be:
cate mother complain of not feeling wel
tful daughter, "I'm tired hearing of sic
;hter's manner to her mother, and if ar
her had been there, don't you think b
of affairs is the bad habit of many Amer
then their children have visitors. The ri
to the way of thinking that they can ru
ence of their elders is quite unnecessar:
ri in the world, but she is just a trifle tc
tment of her elders.
id exclaim in horror at the free and eas
peaking to their parents.
e tender respect and deference shown b
efor the American girl to let her chan>
. La Rue.
his senses; woman of her ideals. A2
eason that woman can never understan
ad cannot love as women do. A woma
thonors her; he loves the woman the
mfort. Like a dog, he loves the han
:d no other. He ma y claim to have th
xpatiate on them, but he must be con
can expatiate on anything.
of the mass of human unhappiness
her. Our ideals are very 1a:-gely forme
eroines of our best fiction always preset
iders, but marriage dispels all such ilhi
ne, and the woman that takes care of
and if she does not she can do nothin
or a wife he does not demand beauty c
"good face to have around the house.
He will leave society beauties and ma:
and society wonders;.
hirty years old is not fit to select a hui
nowledge that. A man that a girl woul
ie at thirty, figh't at forty, and shoot a
e Saying He Never Felt Better, Die:
tth rdeath of W. H.I Rockhi. e:
t er of the court s of this county. her
es i a v a the ih -is of oeth
noman ca: norvi ve a happy n2(
NEWS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRYI
Minor Happenings of the Week at
Home and Abroad.
Down in Dixie.
Major John William Johnston died
A new raliroad is projected from
Norfolk, Va., to Beaufo:-t, N. C., along
the North Carolina coast.
The noted "moonshine"' distillery of
William Nowlin. in Franklin county,
was destroyed aid Nowlin captured.
ir Miss Lilly Cary has been appointed
d sponsor for Virginia at the Confeder
Y ate reunion.
d A contract for building 100 miles of
the Tidewater road will be awarded
n The trial of Reynolds Carlisle,
d charged with the murder of Jofln D.
Krombling, was begun at Berryville.
Majority and minority reports on
federation were made by the special I
i committee of the Southern Presbyte
e rian Assembly appointed to deal with
e the subject.
r Wesley G. Parker, until last Tuesday
2- exchange teller in the Arkansas Na,
tional Bank, of this city, is missing,
s and it is claimed that his accounts
s show a shortage of $10,000. President C.
g M. Rix, of the bank, admits the short
r age and said that the institution is fully
e secured by a bond.
i. At the National Capital.
LS Second Vice-President Gage E. Tar
s' bell, of the Equitable Life Assurance
d Society, was examined by State Super
intendent of Insurance Hendricks.
t- Through the North.
1 Mrs. Lease was robbed in New York
- Saturday Night.
The Merchants' Trust Company of
New York closed its doors and receiv
ers were appointed.
Chicago's teamster strike spread, as l
was expected, but efforts to bring
about peace were renewed.
A wide difference of opinion on union
developed among the Cumberland
Presbyterians at Fresno, Cal.
Considerable opposition developed in
the General Assembly to the cathedral
idea of Justice Harlan.
A check so cleverly raised that it de
ceived even the banks which cashed it
caused the arrest of a New York bar
h The Chicago express companies re
e fused to recede from their decisions not
is to reemploy strikers, and the strike
will now be fought out to the end.
2t The entire plant of the National Fire'
11Works Company at West Hanover,
consisting of ten wooden buildings of
one story each, was destroyed by an
explosion in the mixing rom Of the
ninety employes at the plant only five
were injured, one seriously.
Mayor Weaver, of Philadelphia. re
moved his Director of Public Safety andf
Directoi- of Public Works as a step in
his fight to prevent the lease of th'e
ggas works to the United Gas Improve
One train crashed into another oni
1- the high trestle of the elevated near
.the bridge over the Harlem river and
20 persons were hurt.
SMay corn went up 6 cents a bushel
on the Chicago Exchange, and there
'twas talk of a corner, wheat also un
t, dergoing a sharp flurry.
d The United States assayer at Seat
tle states that the output of gold from
ythe northern country this year willf
i amount to $22,000,000. if not more.
From the Klondike alone he predicts
an output of from ten to twelve mil
. lions, the balance coming from the1
camps on the American side.
Greece is to be warned against sup
porting Grecian bands now active in
The Servian Cabinet has resigned.
IA detailed report to confirm the
iden-tification of John Paul Jones'
body has been sent from Paris to
y Gen. Linevitch, under date of May 23,
s reports that a Russian detachment suc
cessfully attacks the Japanese trenches
on the heights south of the station of
Changtufu, May 21, forcing the Japa- J
nese to evacuate their trenches.
SIt is believed the injuries sustain
ed by Empress Augusta Victoria by
falling down a stairway at Wisebaden
Swere more serious than at first re- I
The General Assembly of the Pres
Sbyterian Church, voting at Winona
d Lake, decided unanimously for union
with the Cumberland church.
d More than 100 Methodist minis-:ers
e marched to the Philadelphia City Hafl
and protested to Mayor Weaver
against the proposed gasworks lease.
sMilton E. Rose, of Stafford county, ~
1was drowned at Acquia creek.
. The Charcoal Club opened its an
nun! exhibition, the standard of the
t work being higher than ever. (
SLabor agitators in Paris threaten
to make a demonstration against King
Alfonso of Spain when he visits tnatr
- W:ec.:ers ditched a train on the t
SAtchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail- 1
troad, east of Emporia. Kan.. and six
passengers were injured, two of them
Lull in Chicago Strike.
c Chicago. Specia.-The final rejection
eof the union teamsters' demands, es
I- perially those of the express drivers,
was oilicially announced by the employ-t
Sers. thus annulling the present settle
nvmen of the teamsters' strike. The em-1
'a ploycrs demand unconditional surre:n
-der. Neither side in the strike madie
a direct step towards peace and each3
is apparently waitinlg the next move of c
rthc othe-.. The employers sent their
rgoods all over the city undier police
protection without encountering vio
Japanese Admiral Prac
3ATTLE IN TIE STRAU1S OF KOREA
kccording to Information Received ai
the State Department in Washing
ton, the Battle Began Saturday, the
Japanese Sinking the Russian Bat
tieship Boroclino, Four More War
ships and a Repair Ship.
According to the latest information.
he battle between the Russian and
lapanese naval forces for the suprem
Ley of the Oriental seas, on which
iangs the outcome of the far Eastern
truggle, has begun, if it has not term
nated decisively. All the dispatches
eceived point to a Japanse victory,
hough it is not yet known whether
he full force of Vice Adrimal Rojest
ensky's fighting ships took part in the
:ontest, which. according to the dis
iatches, took place in the comparative
y narrow waters of the Straits of Ko
'ea. The first information came in a
lispatch from the American consul at
qagasaki to the State Department at
ashington, telling that the Japanese
ad sunk one Russian battl3ship, four
ther warships and a repair ship in
he Korean Strait, and this was fo!
owed by a dispatch received by the
tate Department, the date of which
vas not given, that the "Japanese gov
rnment had made the announcement
hat its fleet had engaged the Rus
ians in the Straits of Korea Saturday
nd had held them." The State De
>artment also received information
hat two of the vessels reported to
iave been sunk were the sister battle
;hips Orel and Borodino, and that three
>f the other ships were cruisers. From
singtau, the German port on the
'hantung Peninsula, came a report that
L running naval engagement took place
Lear the Island of Oki, in the Sea of
apan, 200 miles northeast of the
traits of Korea. and that the whole
ussian fleet did nct participate, the
low vessels having been sent around
apan. Russian sources give no news
f the battle, while the Japanese gov
rnment, following its custom, is silent
S to either the battle or its outcome.
THINK TORPEDO BOATS DID IT.
N'ashington Naval Circles Comment
on Dispatches to State Department
-Battleship and Five More Vesse1s
Sunk--Straits Held Against Rus
Washington, Spa-lal.=- A dispatch re
eived at the State Department says
hat the Jananese Government has
nade the announcement that its fleet
ad engaged the Russians in the
traits or Korea Saturday and had held
The reported sinking of the battle
hi') Bordino is mentioned in a dis
>atch received at the State Department
reni the consul at Nagasaki.
T1'he belief in the naval circles in
ashington is that the Japanese re
orted to the free use of torpedo boats
n their attacks on the vesstis of Vice
.dmiral Rojestvensky's fleet. The
Fapanese have a large number of tor
edo boats in their fleet and they de
nonstrated their effectiveness in the
>perations around Port Arthur. Na
al officers here express the opinion
hat it was unlikely that such serious
osses as those reported could have
een inflicted by ordinary fire..
The followng is the text of the Na
Texas Town Not Destroyed.
Austin, Tex., Special.-S. J. L. Math*
tr mayor of Mineral Wells, Tex.. re~
iested a correction of the report sent
o several papers that the towvn had
een badly damaged by a torriado last
veek. He sa:ys that no damage was
one at all, and that excepting a very
ugh wrind, which swept over the town
ast Wednesday, there was no prova
:ation for such a report.
Floods North of El Paso.
El P~aso, Tex.. Special.-A half miu
ion dollars is .a conservative estimate
f the damage done by the overflow
f the Rio Grande north of El Paso
a the Messilla valley. Some '7,000
cres of farm land are under water,
rops and farm machinery have been
st. and all houses in the path of the
atrs washed away. The water in
nost places is six feet deep. Every
.bodo house in Anthony, N. M., has
en washed .away and the people
ave fled to El Paso. The water is
tDi rising rapidly, threatening great
aage, especially at El Paso.
New York, Special.-Manager Mc
r w. of the New York National Lea
uBaseball Club. has been fined $150
r-suspended for 15 days for using
a ane language to President- Dreyfus.
-he Pittsburg club. McGraw will
Sc!igible to resume the privileges of
he ball field on June 11th, providing
hat previous to that date the fine of
150 is paid, together with the sum of
10. which fine was imposed by Pres
dent Pulliam because of his being re
oved from the game May 20th.
Macon. Ga.. Special.-Receiver W. J.
utler, of the First National Bank,
rhich failed in the R. H. Plant col
apse last year. will distibute next
'eek another dividend of 10 per cent
o all creditors of the institution. This
;ill make a total of 95 per cent paid.
Drummer Dies Suddenly.
Augusta. Ga.. Spreclal.- Charles I.
arren, a drummer for a Baltimore
hewing gum mnanufacturer. fled :sud
enly at the .ilbion ihotel Sunda'.
orning. The coronera jury brought
a a verdict of death due to natural
tically Annihilates Navy
gasaki dispatch to the State Depart
-Nagasaki, May 2S.-Japanese sunk
the Russian battleship Borodino and
four more warships and i repair ship."
The other dispatch read as follows:
"Tokio, May 27.-Japanese met and
engaged the Baltic squadron this af
ternoon in the Straits of Fushima.
which was held. Cannonading was
heard from shore."
From information which has been
received in Washington it is believed
that two of the Russian ships reported
to have been sunk in the Korean
Straits by the Japanese are the Orel
and her sister ship, the Borodino.
They are battleships of 13.000 tons.
Three other vessels reported sunk are
believed to have been. cruisers, the
rcmaining one being a repair ship.
The Orel and Borodino are of 13,516
tons displacement each, heavily armed,
well protected, and were designed to
make 18 knots. They measure 397 feet
by 76 feet, with 26 feet draught. and
both have a lofty spar deck fully 30
feet above the water line, extending
from the bow to the quarter deck. For
ward is mounted a pair of 12.4-inch
guns in a turret protected by eleven
inches of Krupp armor. Another pair
of guns. of same size. is mounted aft.
There are thirty other guns on the in
termediate battery, the vessels carry
two submerged torpedo tubes and two
above the water. A special feature of
the vessels is their verdical longitudi
nal bulkheads of inch armor, running
throughout the whole length of the
ship at a distance of nine or ten feet
inboard from the ships' sides, designed
to localize the effects of a blow from
Failed to Mislead Togo.
Chefoo. By Cable.-Private tele
grams from Korea to the Japanese
consul here state that a battle was
progressing Saturday afternoon at or
near the Korean straits, between the
main portion of the Russian squad'ron
and the Japanese fleet under command
of Admiral Togo.
Telegrams almost identical with the
above have been received here, and
announce that a large portion of the
Russian fleet was sighted approach
ing the Korean straits Sunday, head
ed for the channel between Tsu Island
and the Japanese coast.
According to the best information
receievd here recently, the main por
tion of Admiral Togo's fleet has been
alm: - t constantly at Masampho bay.
Advices from a reliable quarter re
ceived here are to the effect that three
Russian battleships, three armored
cruisers and several colliers were off
Shanghai Friday. It is believed that
Vice Admiral Rojestvensky sent suffi
cient ships to the vicinity of Shanghai
in order to induce the belief that his
main fleet was there, while the major
portion of it pushed on toward the Ko
,Sinkinr'g of American Ship.
has been received here from Shanghai
of the press report that the Russian
warships have sunk an unknown Amer
ican merc-hant ship off the Chinese
coast. Heavy gun fire is plainly heard
to the northward.
St. Pete-sburg, By Cable.-Nothing
is known at the Admiralty of the re
ported sinking of an unknown Ameri
can steamer off Formosa by Vice Ad
miral Rcojestvensky. It is recognized at
the Admiralty as quite possible. that
"Rojestvensky may have been com
pelled by military necessity to destroy
a neutral. If he feared that to allow
it to prcceed and report the where
abouts and direction of the Russian
fleet would endanger his strategic plan,
he- had no other alt-ernative except to
take off the crew and sink the ship.
Such an incidient is unfortunate, but
every naval officer must admit that the
risk in such a crisis is too great to
take any chances. If the ship was un
justifiably sunk from the standpoint of
international law. Russia. of course,
will have to foot the bill: but any cost
is cheap if it furthered Rojestvensky's
Shot Chief cf Police.
Nashville, Tenn., Special-A special
from Jackson, Tenn., says that A. D.
Dugger shot and seriously wounded
Chief of Police Gaston, of that place,
Four shots were fired, two of which
took effect. Dugger was drinking and
Gaston attempted to arrest him. Dug
ger was subsequently locked up.
An interstate Railway.
Columbia, Special.-Definite an
nouncement of a railroad from Charles
ton, S. C. to Monroe, N. C.,
N. C.. giving Charleston, Sum
ter and intermediate points sea
board connection at Monroe. was
made, in the shape of a petition for a
cmmission to incorporate the "Caro
lina & Virginia Railroad." The com
mission was granted with Win. H. Ing
ranr. Neill O'Donall and Marion Moise.
of Sumter, and State Senator Thomas
G. McLeod, of Lee county, as incorpor
ators. The initial capital is forty thous
and dollars, and the ultimate two and a
half million. The "purposes" state that
it is the intention of the corporation "to
acuire rights of way and build and
maintain cotton worehouses;
News of the Day.
The mayor of Philadelphia won out
in a stubborn fight against the ring he
Stockholm, By Cable.-There were
riots here Saturday night in connec
tion with the scavengers' strike. A
mob stoned the police, who drew their
swords and cleared the streets. Many
persons were injured and a number
were arrested. Much damage was
done to property.
Vesuvius in Eruption.
Naples, By Cable.-The eruption of
Mount Vesuvius continues, the vol.
cano showing four new openings
through which lava flows, while the
immediate!y. surrouinding country is
covered with ashes. The funicular
ralrcad has b:een comtnelled to cease
Eig Saw Mill Fire.
Washburn. Wis.. Special. - The
large saw mill, owne:1 by Aktly &
Sprague. has beeni destroyed by fire,
together with the machine and black
smith shops and a large cuantity 01
PALMET1O CROP CONDITIONS
Weather Conditions Given Out by the
The first of the week ending Monday,
May 22nd, was warm, the latter part
very cool, especially the nights. There
were local high winds accompanying
thunderstorms on the 16th that did
some damage to fruit trees. The latter
part of the week was fair with sunshine
in excess of the normal amount.
There were general rains on the 16th.
heavy in places, and occasional showers
in the eastern counties on the 17th,
after which the ground dried rapidly.
Cultivation of field crops made rapid
progress during the latter part of the
week. There is still widespread com
plaint of grassy fields, and a probability
that some land planted to cotton will
have to be abandoned owing to the
scarcity of farm laborers. Labor is
scarce in all parts of the State.
Cotton planting has been finished,
and more than two-thirds has been
chopped, with chopping still in prog
ress. Cultivation has been begun.
Stands of cotton are generally good,
tho there are numerous reports of
plants dying on gray lands in the wes
tern counties and on sandy lands in
the eastern ones, owing to too much
rain and the recent cool nights. In
some of the southeastern counties,
some fiElds have been plowed up and
replanted. Excessive rains and lack of
cultivation caused the plants to turn
red or yellow in many places, and the
recent cool nights have checked its
heretofore rapid growth. The first
equares were noted on the 19th in Col
leton county. The general condition of
the cotton crop is poor, tho promising
In a few localities.
Corn is suffering from want of culti
vation and is turning yellow, but where
cultivation has been practicable it is in
good condition. Stands are generally
good except on bottom lands where
worms continue destructive. There Is
yet much corn to be planted on bottom
lands, in the western half of the State.
Tobacco is doing well. Rice planting
Is delayed in the Georgetown district
by high tides. The week was favorable
for truck and shipments of potatoes
and beans were heavy. The strawberry
season is over. Wheat is promising
where not rusted or damaged by the
Hessian fly. Fall oats are fine, and
spring oats have improved rapidly. Oats
are ripening in the eastern cout..les
and some have been cut. Pastures are
fine. Peaches are plentiful in the eas
tern counties, but are very scarce in the
western ones. The first shipment of
I Peaches was made this week. Apples are
scarce and the trees continue to blight.
Melons, gardens and other minor crops
continue to do well.--J. W. Baier, Sec
Anti-Trust Law Valid.
Columbia. Speciai.-About five years
ago under legislative direction then
Attorney General Bellinger brought a
suit to disrupt the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company and appoint a re
ceiver for the separate properties that
went to make up the corporation. The
case descended from General Bellinger
to Attorney General Gunter and hias
been pushed by both these officers. The
Virginia-Carolina Company has,
through its counsel. Mr.' Henry, A. M.
Smith, and his associates, fought every
inch of ground and the case is just
about where it started more than four
years ago, except that the State courts
have held that they had jurisdiction 12
the case and the lower courts have held
that the anti-trust act, under which
the suit was brought. is constitutional.
The State Supreme Court has decided
that the State anti-trust law is valid
and constitutional. It rreviously sus
tained the lower court in overruling a
demurrer. If the Virginia-Carolina
Company does not interpose some new
point, the master will take testimony
at Columbia and the real inquiry will
begin. The case is likely in the end to
find its way to a jury and if the State
courts decide against the Virginia
Carolina Company, then the case will
likely go to the Federal Supreme
Decision Expected This Week.
It is expected that the'United States
Supreme Court will file this week its
decision ir. the case of the State of
South Carolina against the secretary
of the treasury for the return of cer
tain license fees paid by the State in
behalf of the State dispensary. This
amounts to about $60.000 at present
and involves tne payment of license
In succeeding years.
This matter was first agitate& by
Mr. F. J. Mackey. a South Carolinian
resi ding in Washington, not the no
torious Judge T. J. Mackey. He se
cured the permission of the dispen
sary authorities to institute proceed
ings. and agreed to take payment in
a percentage of what might be ob
tained. The case was lost in the court
of claims and Mr. Mackey died.
The dispensary authoritiec then en
gaged Mr. G. Duncan Bellinger to carry
an appeal to the United States Supreme
Court. Mr. Bellin~er secured the assist
ance of Messrs. Mordecal & Gadsden of
Charleston and Ralston & Siddons of
Washington. The case was argued some
time ago and the court will adjourn
Saturday until some time in October,
it is confidently expected that a decis
ion will be filed this week.
If the case should be decided in fa
vor of the State of Soath Carolina the
estate of Mr. Mackey will be paid for
his services.--Columbia State.
IFrenc~h soldiers blew up the house In
which an outhw barricaded himself,
and he got out only to narrowly escape
The Chamber of Deputies sustained
the French Government by postponing
indefinitely interpellation upon the
It is stated a speciai envoy will rep
resent France at the wedding of the
German Crown Prince.
Mr. Watson to go North.
Mr. E. J. Watson, commissioner of
agriculture and immigration, has gone
to Washington for a stay of a few
days, and from there he will go to
New York. Mr. Watson was very
much encouraged on his last trip to
New York, and will probably meet
with an even more cordial reception
this time. His object is not to in
duce immigration, but to pick immi
grants who arc desirable, for the for
einers are pourin~g into the country
'ROTHiSCHILD IS DEAD
Passins of One-of the Wcrld's Most
WAS A FOUNDER OF COARITI
Eminent Financier Who Financed
Billion Dollar Indemnity Fra
Paid to Germany and Who Was
Leading Spirit of the Rcthschil
Their Relations With Euro
Governments Succumbs to A
Bronchitis, Aned 78.
Paris, By Cable.-Baron Alphonse
Rothschild, head of the French bra
of the banking house bearing the n
of Rothschild and gove:nor of t
Bank of France, died at 4:30 Saturd
morning from acute bronchitis agg.
vated by gout. The eminent financi
has been sinking slowly for many day
but there was no apprehension that his
death was imminent.
He passed away peacefully surround
ed by his family. The announcement
of the baron's death caused widespread
regret, for besides his position in the
financial world, Baron Alphonse was
known for his lavish charities, one
of the latest being the gift of .$2,000,000
for the , erection of workingmen's
The deceased who was born in 1827,.
will be succeeded as the head of the
Paris banking house by Baron Lambert
de Rothschild, of Brussels, whose bus
iness capacity has earned him a world
The burial of Baron Alphonse will be
most simple, according to the strict.
rule of the Rothschild family, includ
ing a plain coffin without mourning
tributes. The funeral, the date of
which has not been fixed, will be the
occasion of a notable tribute of re
A member of a Franco-American.
banking house said: "Baron Alphonse
was the leading spirit of the Roths
childs in their relation with practical
ly all the governments of Europe.
Besides the colossal task of financing
the indemnity which France paid to
Germany after the Franco-Prussian war
of 1870-'71, he cariied on relations with
other governments. In Italy these in
cluded both government and Vatican
finances. The house has also had con
siderable dealings with American se
curities through the Belmonts. J. Pier
pont Morgan and John W. Gates, in
cluding Louisville & Nashville an
Atlantic Coast Line transactions, and
also has extensive interests in mines.
Baron- Alphonse leaves two children,.
Baron Edouard and Baroness Beatrix.
He has two surviving brothers, Baroat
Gustav and Baron Edmond.
Speech by Judge Parker.
Chicago, Special.-Judge Alton B'.
Parker, of New York, addressed the Il
linois State Bar Association at the Chi
cago Beach Hotel on "The Lawyer in
Judge Parker was greeted by hearty
applause as he arose to speak. After
Ireturning thanks for the cordiality of
his reception, he said in part:
In studying, however casually, or
with whatever care, the modern de
velopment of the law, and the scope of
the men who follow it as a profession.
It is impossible to escape from a know!
edge of the close relation which the
latter bear, almost as a direct result of
their professional life, to our politics.
It is seen all along the line of public *
effort whether in village, town. city,.
county. State or nation. Its existence,.
therefore, cannot be overlooked nor can.
its importance as a feature in the his
tory and dlevelopment g'f the law, or o
politics be exaggerated. It is not a
new tendency, having manifested itself
even in our earliest days when. owin.
to the simplicity of conditions, the nd
for the lawyer and the recognitio~ of
his place in our social fabric b ei
only slowly apparent. Yet, it is ,a ten
dency which has grown with the-C
growth of the country and with the en
larged facilities for the study of poli
tics and also with the adder dignity d&
the legal profession itself.7
In the earlier days in the history of
the thirteen colonies, the'questions dis
cussed were those relating to rights,.
then popular denominated natural,
most of which, in their practical asser
tion, have since become legal, or re
cognized as a part. of our institutions.
It was almost a necessity that the few
members of the; bar whose services,
were then calle4d for should become at
once the assertors of these rights be
fore the courts. It was even still more
imperative that they should comeV to,
the front in. the discussion of them in
the forum, in1 those bodies where hear
ings must be held, and also in the re
spective assemblies of the people. This
was in the declirning days of a thec'
cratic age when every profession other
than that of the clergymans had to:
struggle for a position. He argned fur
ther that no truly great lawyer ever
has been a demagogue.
- More Chicago Riots. -
Chicago, Special.-Rioting broke .
afresh in the teamsters' strike. Al
though nobody was seriously hurt,
there were~a number of vicious fights
the lumber yards during which the
lice were compelled to use clubs,
in one instance, revolvers, to dis
Four Killed in Collis'
Augusta, Ga., Special.
killed, one fatally injured,
ably fatally and three slig
inl a collision Thursday nig
a passenger trolley car an
ville & Nashville coal car o
gusta & Aiken Railway, in a s
woods some miles from Augusta,
South Carolina side of the river:
The dead: J. E. Holdman, motorman;
Felix Boddie, employe of railway, who,
was riding with the motorman.
General Assembly Adjourns.
Fort Worth, Tex., Special.--The
forty-fifth General Assembly of the
Southern Presbyterian Church ad
journed Friday afternoon. Moderato
Plunkett declared the convention di
solved at 5:30, and at the same tim
caled the next session to meet a
Grenville, S. C.. at 11 a. in., on the
third Tuesday in May, 1906.
The Republicaus of Ohio nominated
.syron T. Hecrrick for re-election as
Im-ovrnor of the State.