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Facts About Japan
By Burton Holmes, Traveler and Lecturer.
44ese fi + APAN has nearly 50,000,000 ptople, more than half a, many
as the United States.
~ ~The word "Mikado" signifies something like "the Sacred
Cate" or "the Sublime Prte."
The name of the reigning 'Mikado is Mutsu .Hito.
The name of the Erc.press is 0 Haru--spring.'
The name of the Crown Prince is Yoshi Hito.
European dress is v:orn at all court functions.
Rice is the common food of the common people.
Sixteen cents a day is now good pay for unskilled labor in Japan. Tea
y7ears ago it was six cents.
Japan has very few millionaires and practically no mulli-millionaires.
Tokio is a hundred years older than St. Petersburg.
The lovely Japanese cherry trees prcluce no cherries.
On the Japanese stage male actors play the female roles.
There is only one Japanese actress--Mme. Sada Yacco.
Danjiro, the great Japanese tragedian, is also the most skilful dancer of
Japanese dead are buried in a squati.ing posture. chin upon knees.
More than 10,000 pilgrims, male and female, ascend Fujiyama every year.
Fujiyama is 122G5 feet high, a thousand feet for every month, plus one
foot for every day in the year.
The Japanese people, even the poor, travel muoh in their own country.
Modern Japanese coins and bank notes bear legends in English as well as
Semi-nudity is common in rural Japan. and furthermore it is respectable
The average Japanese is better bathed than the average Britisher.
Wrinkles are poetically termed by the Japanese "waves of old age."
It is quite proper, even complimentary. to ask a lady's age in Japan.
The Japanese "Hello!" at the telephine is "Moshi! moshi!" or "Ano ne!"'
'ith the accent on the "nay."
The Japanese farewell. "Sayonara," means something like "If it must be
so," or "If we must part thus, so be it."
Kissing and shaking hands are rarely practiced in Japan.
Japanese mothers do not kiss their children, though they may press the
lips to the forehead or cheek of a very young baby.
Sewing on buttons is not a wifely duty in Japan-there are no buttons.
Japanese inns furnish fresh tooth-brushes every morning free to every
guest. The brush is of wood, shaped like a pencil, and frayed to a tufty brush
of fibre at the large end.
All of the food served to a guest at a Japanese banquet and not consumed
by him at the time is taken to his home by the servants of his host.
Japanese chop-sticks are delivered to the guest in a decorated envelope.
The two sticks, already shaped, form one tong-shaped piece of wood and are
broken apart by the guest.
Japan has one of the largest steamship companies in the world, with ser
vice to the United States and to England by the way of Strez.
And the Second Self
By Gustav Kobbe.
N THE stage the actor is two persons. He is the character
he interprets, but, at the same time, he himself controls that
O character and tells it what to do. This ability to merge one
self in a character, yet keep partly aloof from it, so as to be
able to guide it, this contradictory dual personality, psycho
logically so interesting, accounts for the swiftness with
which an actor can step from the society of friends In his
dressing-room to the stage and be in character.....
To me the swift merging of the actor's self into a role al
ways has formed one of the most interesting things tb be observed about the
profession. I have seen John Drew, while conversing with a friend in French
in his dressing-room, on being summoned by the call-boy, plunge from a con
versation in a foreign tongue 'into an English speaking role: Nat Goodwin
jump from a funny storyv in the wings into the most sentimental scene of
"WVhen We Were Twenty-One;" Henrietta Crosman run from a discussion of
her next season's route to make her famous leap through the window in "Mis
tress Nell;" Calve, behind the scenes, mischievously knock off Plancon's Tore
ador hat, stand back and laugh, and then go on or her Carmen death scenes.
. . . Actors rarely are ill, and often die in harness at a good old age.
These characteristics of the profession are considered due to the fact that
every night the actor gets out of himself, away from his own humors-leads
another life. Then, too, many professionals who have given the matter thought
believc that the audience, like acomposite personality, projects itself over the
footlights, inspiring and rejuvenating the r.ctor with magnetic potency. This
is but one more of those mysterious influencea which cross the footlights in
one direction or another and which contribute to the make-up of that wheel
within a wheel, that character within a character, that person within a per
son, the actor's second self. "Wireless'' Actor and audience have been sig
nalling to each othsr across the footlights for centuries.-The Delineator.
SPerils of the Auto Pace &
~um.i4Dm .#~J By Barney Oldfield. J r u~
OT onl? is there a peculiar sensation felt when swinging about
aturn in an automobile, but there is also what may be called
N a temptation to commit suicide. It is something similar to
the inclination that comes to throw one's self over the edge
when standling on a bri-ige or a housetop, and it has to be
~~~ ~fought antovrS ttheame achn die oudhr
I refer now to the impulse to steer the machine towardl
the outer fence when rcounding a curve. If the impulse was
through the fence and into the trees or the crowd in a jiffy- Every racing man
with whom I have talked intimately has this same temptation.
It comes because when turning in toward the pole to hold the curve of
the track you feel as if you surely are going through the inside fence unless
you turn away. and there is a constant fight with one's self from steering out
from that inner rail.
Another peculiar fact about driving a machine around the turn of a track
is that it is the inside wheels of a car which leave the ground. Apparently
this is not generally appreciated. laecause I have seen drawings of a racing
machine in a curve in which the driver's assistant was represented as hang
ing out on the right-hand side of the car, tiext to the driver, in order to hold it
down. whereas it is always from the inside edge that a man leans when there
is any hanging out bciag done.
Cost of College Sports P.alph Paine
-rx+M+*.+++cN ORDER to place elev an young men of Yale in the field
'l gagainct Princeton and H-arvard last attutn $2(.99G.00 was
+ suent. or- more than two thousand dollars a head. To fit
eight youths to'row atgainst Harvard, a test of twenty mini
+ i uts, cost Yale $l0.d24t8~>. or two thousand dlollars a head.
4 1not counting the coxswain. This is boat-racing at a cost of
+ +the beet part of a thousantrd dcilars a minute.
r +1++. The football men were equipp~ed with the greatest pos
sible care. Their shoese alcne cost $I1189. a bill for foot-gear
which would indicate to ithe rank outsider that a team of centipedes were in
training. Uniforms andi the armor of the f oot ball warrior cost $?,7u5.5:, or
nearly a htundre-d dloilars fer each of the squadl. Hotel bills and meals away
from the training tahl~' cost the Yale ire-asury $5.: '@.42. Carriage hire in
volved an outlay of $794. The base ball squad required S2.378.l:t wnrt-h of mer't
chandise' and sporting gods, or abeout one hundred dollars' worth of uniformns
andi shoes per m~an.
Twenty yea rs ago Yale footall cost $2.792.:10. an~d there were great elev
ens ev.en in those datys. Today this; would not pay for unriformns and ot~her
Strantge Sleeping Places,.TL OE H IG
An ecert rie man nanted Hedg~e: ae-oYt aeboe f h
whlo has jiust died at Romford, did not~eggmnHveyurtre i
sleep in a he for~c overt-wm er
His favorite nicht resort wa theh : htwulnth
stokehole at. thparish chur"h uint'ie- u O ore. Ihv
the poice -toped his visits. After m'lmx pno i ere u
that he sle th.e lexanin.a on the :g smc a Vr
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NEWS THROUGHOUT TH1E COUNTRY
Minor Happenings of the Week at
Home and Abroad.
Down in Dixie.
Miss Virginia Downer, of Norfolk,
was drowned at Alexandria.
Mrs. Eva Fuller was burned to death
at Petersburg from kindling fire with
E. C. Edwards. of Henderson. was
struck and killed by a Seaboard pas
senger train on Wednesday.
Gen. William R. Cox was married
on Weinesday in Richmond, Va., to
Miss Claiborne of that city.
The Virginia Corporation Commis
sion has ruled that the Standard Oil
and the American Can Companies must
pay charter fees of $5,000 and $3,000,
The aniual meeting of the Southern
wholesale grocers began at Norfolk.
Judge Berryman Green died at Dan
The training ship at Annapolis,
known heretofore as the Chesapeake,
has been named the Severn.
0. M. Baldinger. a Norfolk political
worker, was convicted of offering
forged voters' transfers and was sen
tenced to three years in the peniten
Elsie, the baby of Mr. Jack Penow,
of Lynchburg. was strangled to death.
its clothes having caught in the
spring as it fell out of bed.
The Credit Men's Association selgtt
ed Baltimore as the meeting place
for next year.
Confederate veterans paraded
through the principal streets of Louis
In the municipal election at Jackson
ville. Fla., George M. Nolan. Democrat
ic nominee for mayor, was re-elected.
receiving 1,237 out of 1,473 votes east.
In St. Augustine. Mayor Boyce was re
elected by 183 majority.
At the National Capital.
Maj.-Gen. John C. Bates succeed ed
Major-General Gillespie as assistant
chief of staff at the War Department.
Attorney-General Moody submiti:ed
to President Roosevelt a statement re
lating to the Sante Fe rebate cases
and Secretary Morton's connection with
Secretary Shaw is to try the experi
ment of paying Government employes
by check instead of cash.
The President has appointed a com
mittee of five to investigate the busi
ness methods of the Government and
suggests needed reforms.
A Washington special says: "It is
intimated in official circles here that
negotiations are proceeding looking to
an armisLice between Japan and Rus
sia. The stumbling block in the way
of an armistice appears to be that
neither belligerent is willing to take
the initiative. The present negotia
tions. it is understood, consists of an
effort to sound one or both govern
ments as to their willingness to agree
to ar armistice.
Through the North.
The Chicago Civic Federation advised
against municipal ownership.
President Roosevelt spent a few
days the first of the week in New
The City Trust and Safe Deposit
Co., of Philadelphia. has failed as a
result of the Gaskill forgeries.
The Lutheran Synod continued its
sessions in Pittsburg and received re
ports on church extension and other
Both of the 1S-hour trains on the
New York Central and Lake Shore rail
road between New York and Chicago
arrived ahead of schedule time.
Paul Morton. chairman of the board
of directors of the Equitable Life As
surance Society. has 'directed two ex
pert accountants to make an investiga
Supreme Court Justice Gaynor has
authorized Explorer Champ, to con
tinue his search for the North Pole,
the expedition having been fitted out
by the late William Ziegler.
Jesse Wilson, of Indiana, was ap
pointed Assistant Secretary of the In
terior, to succeed M. W. Miller, re
The hot weather caused four deaths
in Brooklyn, N. Y..
It is rumored in Philadelphia that
Mayor Weaver may cause the arrest
of Israel W. Durham, the Republi
can organization leader, in connection
with certain contracts.
Emperor Nicholas received a delega
tion of Zemstvoists. to whom he reaf
firmed his intention of calling a na
Germany. suspecting Europe's inten
tion, has engaged in unusual naval
The Chinese movement to boycott
American goods is growing steadily.
France will take part in an inter
natinal conference upon Morocco.
Field Marshal Oyama is gradually ex
tending his line of Japanese troops
from the Mongolian border to the Sea
Three hundred descendants of the
Fries family gathered in a reunion at
M. Rouvier. the French Premier,
has decided to retain the Foreign Af
On motion of, counsel for Gaynor
and Greene, the habeas corpus pro
eedings were postponed until Tues
day. counsel stating that the motion
to quash his clients' appeal to the
Supreme Court would be argued on
Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild be
cuee-- $4,000.0"" of his estate to
The Italian Heraldic Court decided
that titles of nobility conferred by the
Pope are valid
It is officially announced that a Jap
anese detachment in northern Korea
completely occupied Kangsong on
Tuesday. A few thousand Russians,
wtilh artillery, retired toward Siasong.
12 miles northward.
The feeling of doubt that James
Hazen Hyde has really sold his ma
jority stock in the Equitable Life As
surance Society to Thomas F. Ryan
appears to oe on the increase and
there is a growing belief that there
may be as much one-man power in the
WAS SIARP RASCAL
Forger Got His Hand in Cleverly For
Near a Million
MANY BANKS WERE EASILY DUPED
An investigation Into the Affairs of
Benj. H. Gaskill, a Philadelphia
Broker, Who Died Four Weeks
Ago, Discloses a Sensational Case
Philadelphia, Special.-One fc the
most sensational cases of forgery that
has ever bcen brought to light in finan
cial circles of this city was disclosed
when it was announced that certificates
calling for a small number of shares
of stock had been fraudulently raised
to hundreds of shares, causing a loss
to certain banks and trust companies
of this city of from $750,000 to $1,000,
000. The forgery involves the name of
Benjamin H. Gaskill, who went to his
grave four weeks ago. Gaskill was
the sole member of the banking and
brokerage concern known as Benj. H.
Gaskill & Co. He had offices in the
financial district and his credit was
considered gilt edged.
Gaskill <iied about four weeks ago,
and at the time of his death he was
believed to be worth about half-mil
lion dollars. He left no will and ad
ministrators began to close up his bus
iness. A patron of the firm, whose
name is not given, bought from the
estate 100 shares of Philadelphia Trac
tion Company stock. This was sent to
the Philadelphia Traction Company's
office to have the transfers recorded.
The stock exchange, of which Gaskill
was a member, then sent out notices
to its members not to receive stock
certificates from the Gaskill estate.
A further investigation brought to
light a surprising state of affairs. It
was found that Gaskill had credited
himself on his own books with 6,000
shares of Philadelphia Tractien stock,
valued approximately at $600,000, while
the Traction Company's books showed
"hat he only had 400 shaes. It was
also discovered that he had raised
stock certificates of the United States
Railways of New Jersey from two to
200 and the certificates of the Frank
ford & Southwark Street Railway
Company, in this city, from two to
twenty. The latter stock Is worth $450
Gaskill kept two accounts, one re
cording the transactions of his custom
ers, which was correct, and another
giving his own transactions His books
showed that he was losing from $15,000
to $20,000 a year in his business His
method of operation was to obtain cer
tificates of gilt-edged securities call
ing for one, two, three or some other
small number of shares, raise the fig
ures and give them as securities for
large loans At least six banks and
trust companies of this city admit
holding fraudulent securities for large
A financier who has been making an
investigation said that the amount of
money loaned on the raised certificates
will aggregate between $750,000 and
$1,000,000. It is believed that very
little will be recovered from the estate.
Texas Railroad Sold.
Beaumont, Tex., SpeciA-The Bean
mont, Sour Lake & Western Railroad,
a twenty-mile line from this city to
Sour Lake, tapping a rich lumber and
oil region, has been sold to B. F. Yoa
kum, of New Ybrk, representing the
St. Louis & San Francisco. The sale
was ratified at a meeting of the stock
holders here. It is expected that the
purchasers will make the road the nu
leus of a line reaching from Houston
to New Orleans, with various branches.
The terms of the sale were not given
Ex-Governor Lubback lil.
Austin, Tex., Special.-Ex-Governor
Frank Lubbock. one of the most prom
inent men in Texas, at the advanced
age of 86 years, was stricken with pa
ralysis. It may be possible, it is said,
that he will linger for a day or two,
but the attending physicians assert that
his advanced age gives no hope of re
Reddoch Goes to Prison.
St. Louis, Special.-M. M. Red
dock, ex-postmaster of Yazoo, Missis
sippi when arraigned in the United
States district court pleaded guilty
to having trumped up charges against
Congressman Claude Kitchen of the
first North Carolina district, and was
sentenced to serve one year in the
Missouri penitentiary Ct Jefferson City
and pay a fine of $100.
Washington, Special.-The dismissal
of Herbert W. Bowen, for some years
United States Minister to V enezuela,
and the exoneration of Assistant Sec
rtary of State Loomis, of the alle
gations brought against him by Mr.
Bowen, are the outcome of the Loomis
Bowen controversy, which has attract
edl wide attenthi for many months
prst. This disposition of the case is
made by President Rocsevelt in a letter
addressed to Secretary Taft, made pub
li, approving Mr. Taft's report on his
findings and conclusions in the case.
Dropped Dead While Speaking.
Chicago. Special.-.S. P. Sheerin, for
merly secretary of the Democre tic nn
:onal committee, dropped dead on the
Cor of the convention hall in the Au
itoriunm Hotel while making an ad
ress before the delegates to the con
ention of National Inter-State Inde
,.ndent Telephone Association. Death
was due to appolexy. Mr. Sheerin
Iwas president of the new long-distance
telephone company, of Indianapolis,
and had been selected to reply to an
address of welcome.
Negro Lynched in Tennessee.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-Simfonl
Ford, a negro who assaulted a white
woman near Riverside. has been taken
from jail at Hohenwald. Tenn.. by a
mob of fifty men and shot to death.
Ford was arrested after being perhaps
fatally wounded. After his arrest he ad
mitted his guilt and was later identi
fied by his victim. Ford was hauled to
the sc-ene of his crime, about ten miles.
suffering from his wounds. H-e asked to
be killed the quickest way and did not
leadr fr his life,
A NEW RAILROAD SYSTEM
Oconee People Ask For Charter For
A new railway the "Oconee County
Railway Company," applied for a char
ter Monday. The railway Will be
capitalized at $50,000 witu the privi
lege of increasing to $200,000. and will
run from Westminister on the South
ern to Fairplay. which is near the
ccnjunction of the Occnee, Anderson
and Georgia lines. and will run
through intermediate stations includ
ing Oakway. The declaration asks
for powers to dam rivers and furnish
light and power and provides that the
railway may be operated either by
steam or ele:tricity.
The corporators are W. P. Anderson.
and Wm. Bibb of Westminister: J. W.
Shelor of Walhalla; J. J. Halley, Jas.
Bates and L. A. Edwards of Oakway:
W. L. Thomas of Tugalo; J. D. Shel
don, E. C. Marett and J. R. Heller of
Fair Play, and J. W. Shirley of Town
Columbia. Special.--The City of Co
lumbia," Columbia's new freight boat,
to make weekly round trips between
here and Geoigetown. was launched
Tuesday afternoon with impressive
ceremony and in the presence of several
hundred people. the attendance being
large in spite of the excessive heat.
The boat has a gross tonnage of 300 and
a net tonnage of 260, is 135 feet long,
30 feet wide. and is a stern-wheeler
propelled by an 85-horse power engine,
with a down-stream speed of 15 miles
an hour and an up-stream speed of 9
miles. The christening was by little
Miss Janie Murray, daughter of Dr. W.
J. Murray, the president of the com
pany. The enterprise is backed by the
wrongest and most successful local
business men, who intend to make this
an interior port of importance, adding
a number of various kinds of boats in
the immediate future. With this in
view correspondence has been opened
with the Washington authorities and
with the head officials of the Southern
and Seaboard railroads looking to the
construction of a draw bridge across
the Congaree at a point near where the
roads have ordinary bridges over which
they Come into the city a short dis
tance below the present landing of the
boat. The company intends to blast out
the entire river, if this is necessary, in
order to put on a complete line of
Edgefield to Discuss the Dispensary.
Edgefield. special.-A call for a
mass meeting of the citizens of Edge
field county in the court house has
been made and the same will be pub
lished in the county papers this week
announcing Monday July 3, as the
time to discuss the matter of voting
out the dispensary here. This ac
tion is fathered by some of the lead
ing and most influential citizens
throughout the county and there is lit
tle doubt but that an election will
be ordered and the State rum mill dis
lodged from this baliwick. Whether
prohibition absolute is in the majority
is questionable and it remains only to
be seen, but the people here are sick
of the State selling liquor.
A Negro Shot.
Laurens, Special.-Ferrell Milam, a
young white man of the county shot
Ader Madden, a negro farm hand Mon
day while the two were engaged in
a personal difficulty. A warrant was
issued for Milam, but he came in and
was granted bond in the proper sum
for his appearance at the next term
of the criminal court to answer to the
charge of assault and battery with in
tent to kill.
It seems that Milam shot at the
negro several times, but only one shot
struck Madden, which took effect in
the arm j':st above the wrist and
ranged upward or inward, coming out
at a point between the elbow and
shoulder. During the fight Milam was
struck on the head, apparently with
a brick or rock. According to the state
ment of Milam the negro was whipping
a negro woman and he decided to in
terfere for the purpose of stopping
the fuss, Madden resented and the
Heavy Storm Damage.
Tampa, Fla.. Special. -One death
and damage to property amounting to
thousands resulted from an electric
storm and cloudburst which occurred
here Tuesday afternoon. Beatrice Co
ln. aged 7. colored, was killed by
lightning while standing in the door
of her home. The roof of the Penin
sular Telephone exchange, fell in
smashing the switchboard and injuring
several young lady operators, none
Major Carrington's Case Up.
Washington. SIrecial.-The procee:1
ings in the 'ease of Maj. F. del Carring
ton, tried by court-martial in the Phil
ippines. have arrived at the War De
patment for review by the President.
Majo- Carrington was in charge of the
battalion of Philippine scouts at the
St. Louis Exposition. and his trial was
baed on c-harges of misappropriation
of funds and the duplication of ac
counts. The c-ourt sentenced him to
lis issal. Carrington was tried by civil
:crities of the Philippines and sen
t iced to sixty years and five days im
The Lynchburg Mercantile Company'
of Lee County received a commission
ths week. The concern is capitalized
:$ :(.00 and its corporators are: W.
E. Mcintos~h. .1. F. McIntosh. Jr.. S. WV.
Frierson. .1. WV. Tarrant and E. D.
.\nothii-er cmission wvas issued to
the E-rins l.and company of Spartan
bur". The capital is $1 1.000 and the
coroator:; are: J. Choice Evinis and
Thos. .\. Erins.
Thet lndeienentn Canning Company
of Charleston wvill have a capital stock
)f $N'.00)0 and the corp~orator-s will b~e:
William Fait. William Q. Lloyd, A. C.
Tobias and Edwardl W. Wy.nne.
The Wateree club of Camden will be
a hunting and fishing club. A num
ber of northerners are among the
corporators. They are: WV. G. Fel
lowes. Ralph N. Ellis and Floyd War-j
r. all of New York city and John.
Caney of Camden. This is an elee
osyna ry orgamization.
Judge Thomas J. Christian died in
REPORT OF COMMISSION
South Carolina Railroad Commission
After Thorough investigation of the
Wreck of the Ogden Special, Makes
Columbia, S. C.. Special. - The
Railroad Commission on Wednesday
filed their finding on the wrcek
of the Ogden special car near Green
ville on April 29. The finding goes
into the particulars in detailand makes
some rather drastic recommendations.
In addition to the regular finding
Commissioner Earle filed a supple
mentary report on the wreck and
makes some additional findingse.
The commission says:
"The yard engine and train engaged
rin switching in the Greenv~ille yards
was neither a second or third class
train, and the effect of the train or
ders above mentioned was not to alter
the relations between it and extra en
gine 1010, as established by the rules
I of the railroad company. We find the
rules of the railroad company make
all extra trains inferior to regular
trains of whatever class. The rule of
the company which governed the train
in question on the day of the accident
was as follows:
"Yard limits are indicated by sign
boards reading 'Yard limits' located
on either side of Spencer. Salisbury,
Charlotte, Spartanburg, Spartanburg
junction, Greenville, Toccoa, Lula,
Athens, Elberton. Armour and Atlanta
Switching and other engines and trains
may work within these limits without
regard to second class and inferior
trains, but must give way immediately
upon their approach. Second class
and inferior trains must approach and
run through yard limits under full
control, expecting to find the main
track occupied. In case of accident,
responsibility rests with approaching
"Frorn this it is apparent that as
acording to the company's classifica
tion of trains, which is the usual clas
sification on American railways, the
extra train of engine 1010 was inferior
in class, and for the purpose of ascer
taining its right on the road to sec
ond class trains, it was its duty, in
approaching and running through
Greenville yard, to do so 'under full
control,' and 'expecting to find the
main track occupied,' It was right
under the rules for the switch engine
and train to work within the yard lim
its without regard to approaching
second class or inferior trains, which
include extra trains. but they are re
quired to give way immediately upon
"Under these rules the entire obli
gation of safety rests upon the ap
proaching train. and, in fact, the rule
explicitly states that 'in case of acci
dent. responsibility rest with approach
"If we take the rules to govern a
train crew, we must decide from the
facts shown that the approaching ex
tra train, in this case engine 1010. was,
in approaching and passing through
the Greenville yard limits, being run
in direct violation of these rules, and
of being under 'full control' was run
ning from thirty-eight to forty miles
per hour. It appears from the evi
dence that the engineer and conductor
of this train had been furnished with
the rules in question had been examin
ed on and knew them, but simply in
action, at least, misinterpreted them.
HOLDS CREW responsible
"The conclusion, therefore, of the
commission, is that the responsibility
for the accident rest primarily with
the crew of engine No. 1010."I
The commission after stating that
the rules of the company are standard
"There is one point, however, that
the commission are not fully satisfied
with, and that is when the operator
at Greenville received the last mes
sage, that is that the Ogden special
was running forty minutes late, if he
received it in time, and it seems from
the testimony that he did, he (the op
erator at Greenville) should have
made every effort to convey this notice
to the yard crew. If this could have
been successfully done, in all proba'
bility this unfortunate accident could
have been 'averted.
"It appears that the trainmen on
this special misunderstood their or
ders, and that they considered that
they- were running a first-class train.
It further appears that the yard men
in Greenville regarded them as a spe
cial, and that they should have come
into the Greenville yard under control,
expecting the main track occupied. It
appears that the train crews having
the safety and lives of the passengers
in charge are not sufficiently familiar
with their orders, and that railroad
companies should only employ men
for these positioxi who are thorough
ly familiar wvith all orders, rules, etc..
concerning their work.
"it further appears that when so
many trains are handled over a single
track, that in all such cases the rail
roads should use the block system,.
and any other precautions that it is
possible to use. It further appears
that there is not sufficient track room
in the Greenville yard. and that more
room should be given for the handling
of the large amount of business there.
"The commission recommended that
in cities like Spartanburg, Greenville,
Charleston, Columbia, and other cit
ies like these, that the railroad com
panies should have an employe for the
purpose of delivering messages, tele
grams, etc., to the yardmaster and all
ard crews that may be in the yard
imits on duty. concerning all over'
due trains and the approach of all
".J. H. Wharton, chairman,
"B. L. Caughmanl,
"John H. Earle.
Shot For Hiring Negroes.
A special from Florence says that
H. D. Gr-anger. a local Baptist 1)reach
er. was shot from amtbush and killed
while working on his farnm near there
Fidav. He lived in the district.
Iknowni as the "dead stretch," where
it is said that negroes are not wd'i
come, and the only e:-:pianation f hali~
death is that he had hired two n,'rtw's
to work on the farm and had protatu
them-even allowing theim to sM'c
on his premiises.
Two New Majors.
Major Walter B. Moore, of Yorhville,
Iand Major W. T. Brock. of Cheraw.
went to Columbia and stood successfiul
ly the ('xamination fur promotion.
Thee are the only new majors in the
militia under the recent elections. Ma
jor Moore came through Chester ind
reports that the condition of Mr. Paul
G. McCorkie is exti'emely critical. Mr.
McCorkle has never rallied from the
kick in the face wvhich he received
from a frightrened horse a few weeks
Many Newsy Items Gathered Prom
General Cotton Market.
Galveston. steady ........ ......9 3-16
New Orleans, firm ..............9 1-16
Mobile. firm ........ ..............8%
Savannah, steady ..................8%
Wilmington. steady ................8%
Norfolk, steady ....................9
Baltimo:e. normal ................91
New York. quiet ..................9.20
Boston. quiet ............. ........9.20
Philadelphia, steady ..............9.45,
Houston, quiet ....................9%
Augusta. quiet ................S 15-16
Memphis. firm ...... ..............9%
St. Louis. quiet ....................9
Louisville. firm ....................9%
Charlotte Cotton Wlarket.
These figures represent prices paid to
Good middling .................S 15-16
Strict middling ................8 15-16
Middling ........ ........ .........8%
Tinges ........ ...............7 to 7%
Stains ........ ..............6% to 71%
J. M. Langley Missing.
A special from Columbia says: * J
seph M. Langley, a carpenter in th
car repairing department at the sho
of the Southern railway in this cit
has unaccountably disappeared and h.
not been seen by his family or any of
his friends since Monday. He left his
home on the Barhamville road, less
than a mile from the shops. as usual,
Monday morning. He worked at his
accustomed place all day and for two
hours extra time, which kept him un
til 8 o'clock that night. After leavin
work he was seen by acquaintanc
going towards his home and the la
that, can be learned of him is that h
was at the store of Mr. William
Allworden, on the Barhamville road,
His wife is unable to account for
his absence. and she says she thinks
he has been foully dealt with. She and
her two youig children have been left
in a most deplorable condition. Both
of the children are sick and she her
self is just recovering from a recent
illness. The eldest of the two chil
dren is two years old and the youngest
is only seven months old.. They are
without money or the necessaries of
life and are dependent on the bounty
of their good neighbors for food and
The Langleys invested in $75 wort]?
of furniture on the installnent plan
when they began housekeeping some
time ago, and this has been seized and
removed by the furniture house from
which it was bought because of her
inability to pay the installments. Mrs.
Langley said that she had paid about
half of the $75 and - that she had lost
that and her furniture too. She and her
children are being cared for at the
home of Joseph L. Gates, who lives
near the broken up home of the Lang
So far as can be learned there is
absolutely notliing to indicate why
Langley should have left except that
he was in debt and could not meet
his obligations. His wife states that
he had no enemies, so far as she knew.v
There is no reason to believe that he
has met with foul play. -
Petition For Pardon.
A petition for the pardon of John
Hendrix. of Pickens county, has been
filed with the Governor. The convict
is said to be a weak-minded boy who,
in 1900. was given a life sentence on the
charge of burglary with attempt to
Daniel Doe, an imbecile, of Barnwell
county, who a few weeks ago pleaded
guilty to the charge of larceny and
was* given a sentence of thirty months
on the chaingang. is the object of the
sympathies of the county officials in
Barwell who have written to the Gov
erndr to have the boy released on a
Hurley Jones, of Greenville, is serv
ing a life sentence on the charge of as
sault. The mother of the woman who
alleges that she was assaulted, has ask
ed for the prisbner to be pardoned.
as there were circumstances which are
in the convict's favor.
The Bank of Norway has applied for
a charter. A commission has been is
sued to the following corporators:
W. C. Wolfe and J. A. Berry. of Orange
burg. and C. H. Able, J. G. Williams,
L. W. Jeffcoat, C. T. Dowling and A. L..
-Garick, of Norway. The capital stock
will be $10,000.
The Siegling Music House. of Char
leston. wants to be incorporated wit'h.
a capitalization of $24,000.
A commission was issued .to the foL
lowing corporators of the Bank of
Lynchburg, which will have a capital
ization of $20,000. T. G. McLeod. E. D.
Smith. J. C. Kilpatric, J. A. Rhame,
J. G. Stokes.
The Georgetown Boat Oar Company
was chartered, capitalization. $5.000.
F. D. Wilsey is president: Walter Haz
ard. vice-president, and F. C. Clutter
The Timmonsville Lumber Company
was given a commission, the corpora
tors being B. D. Dargan and F. L. W.
cox. The capitalization will be $40.0.
The United Brotherhood of Labor or
Enon. Richland county, was given an
eleemosyfary charter, as was the "In~
dustrial Health and Accident Company.
of Aiken." a burial aid society.
A charter was issued to the Charles
ton Steamship Company, capitalization
$20000. A. C. Tobias is president; Wal
ter Pringle, vice-presidenl: John W.
Petermani. secretary and treasurer. The
largest stockholder is Moses Marks. of
Walter B. Dean. of Spartanh~urg, was.
appointed a state constable.
A charter was issued to the Barnwell
County Buildinlg and Loan Association.
capitaization. $50.000. George H. Bates
is president and WV. C. McNab. secre
tary and treasurer.
Violating Game Law.
Mr. H. McRae, of Albriton. Marionl
county, has writtcn to Capt. John C.
Sellers that the fish laws are being
violate dfiagranltiy on the Little Pee
Dee river. Dynamite, traps and. other *
means of wholesale destruction are
Captain Sellers has written to Gov
ernor eyward and recommends the
appointment of Mr. S. G. Moore. of Al-v
briton. as game warden, under thei i
provisions Of the act passed in Febru-.