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HE history of
The first we
cated." and tl
iest and mos
age has its fetish in the "econ
practical outcomes. A trust d
willing to pay proper compensz
tribute liberally to a campaign
lay the victorious machine und
A solid justification of its v
case of city bosses with othei
Such diversion of public w
sion of public morals. The ve
In modern Anglo-Saxondom the
sequently, there should be ever
the natural exponent of morali
ity while this "grafting" proce.
The church must take its
racy, and through pulpit exposi
lish strong currents of influenc
it is a "low business," it will al
seek to foster the proper
tion of human affairs in societ
with a view of attaining the b(
of the highest of human preoc<
"Cultured people have rea<
against using superior physica
they are not yet to the poini
achieving substantially the sai
of Trinity College. Hartford.
represents another man's loss
e g NE of the cryl
of both sexes,
ple alone, bul
0 better examp
a slang phra!
is simply dis,
less, and use
ers. But, dol
.sive, but trite, or slang express
nor do they add to the strengt
and refinement, such expressic
person using them as wanting
slang is an offence against goc
upon by parents who have the
Not long ago I was waitin
young girl stood near me, whc
in which she was dressed. H(
to match, called for more tha:
bat, all charming of their kind,
the spell was broken when tb
something rotten about the w
nearly five minutes. Again the
to wait so long," etc., but myi
At another time I heard a
'ery pretty until she opens her
no girl as attractive who defile
SWihen and How
By Arthur I
.IME alone car
to develop hi
T possible, but
________' of contact wi
II F II While we
we shall prol
our large cities, where the we
and the life of the college for I
the college course-a tendency
the studies of that course and
a.nd to disregard or undervahu
carries with it. In~ smaller pla
distinctively collegiate atmosp]
reversed-to see an effort to m;
clude within it as much as pos
-in the belief that the gain t
ship resulting from the contact
be strong enough to resist thet
valuable enough to compensate
cution of such a plan involves.
How the .
GIRL being se
seen or sold 1
poses as th
to fulfil labot
States, to en
tals, need on
appeara~nce or fairly well-to-do
brother, andl that he will sup;
himself as to his record or pol
whose two children were in he:
ing. and for $5 ther represent
little things in Cincinnati,
Now as to the plan for t
which I fi-st suggested in 190
from a tour abroadl is a peast
whether a man. woman or chili
only in t'1.e iome communiaces
that turuth and kecep 'rhe insp~ec
service orocess native-born Ar
Organize boards of three, one
communeCs. and hold local exi
'with photorraphic idlentiflcatio
Whether M1r. Kessler (the g
the recent Venetian dinner) 11
an example which wealthy I
will follow remVainls to be seE
contented countries 'the.'c is n
ger in these displays: h'ut whe:
trousies are threatening, or So.
is miaking rapid headway, it is
ful if they do not increase th
-ger by affording texts for
goguies. They at-e delibera
tempts to sp~end money rathe
efforts at hospitality.-Vanlity
E. R. L. Gould.
"graft" is marked by three distinct stages
may call anarchical. The second was "syni
e final stage has become imperialized.
reserves all, or nearly all, for himself. Thi
been made persible by that concentration
inery which has developed with concentration
iffairs and is a striking characteristic of the
privilege which needs public sanction is eas
surely arranged betwe-n individuals. Thi
my of concentration," and here is one of the
sires franchise privileges for which it is no'
tion. By all means the easiest way is to con
fund. or which no accounting is had, and thu2
r obligations to secure what it wants.
arity is the rapid accumulation of wealth inth<
wise insignificant means of materal support
aalth means an insidious and effective perver
rv foundations of democracy are undermined
church was the parent of'democracy, and. con.
maintained a fostering care. The church. as
y and right living, cannot escape responsibil
s is going on.
lace as a correlative part of organized democ
tion and parochial philanthropy seek to estab
. If good people keep out of politics becaust
ways be a "low business." The church shoul<
point of view, which is, that the direc
through the various agencies of governmeil
st good of yourself and your neighbors is on(
hed that degree pf civilization when they ar<
force in getting the other man's money. bu
where they are against using superior skill fo
ne result," said D. Flavel S. Luther. presiden
I claim that any man that makes money tha
is a brigand."
se of. Slang
en Watts McVey.
ng sins of the age is the very general and pro
of slang words and phrases. by young person:
In fact, the evil is not confined to young pec
is used by their elders also, who should set ;
le. Even when it comes from masculine lips
e is anything but elegant. From a woman i
usting. Many times young girls are thought
such language because they hear it from oth
't use it. girls. True, it is sometimes expres
ions are not in good taste. in any conversation
i of a written article. To a woman of culturE
as are abhorrent, and they at once stamp th
in good taste, to say the least. The use o
d manners, and should be relentlessly frowncl
good of their daughters at heart.
on a corner for a street car. A very prctt:
attracted my attention by the excellent tast
r dark skirt, with shirt waist and Eton jacke
one admiring glance, and gloves, shoes an
also came in for their share of admiration. Bu
e pretty lips opened to say: "There must bt
,y these cars are run." We had been -waitin
speaker asserted that "it was something fiere
terest in her had vanished.
young man say of just such a girl, "Yes, she i:
outh." And this accords with my own ideas
her mouth with slang talk.-The Commonet
Shall the Student Develop
Hadl ey, - . of Yale.3
show whether the idea of allowving a studen
professional activity at as early a period a
postponing to as late a pet iod as possible th
his sympathies and the lessening of his point
Lh men outside of his prof'ession, is a practice
are waiting for this question to be decided
ably see two sets of experiments going on it
'ersities. In those which are connected -.viti
rk of the professional school counts for mor
ass, we are likely to see a tendency to shortei
to make a sharp line of demarcation betweel
the professional studies which are to follow il
e the social adjuncts which a college cours,
es and 'among institutions which have a mor'
iere, we may expect to find these tendencie
intain the college course in its integrity and in
sible of preparation for the actual work of lif
>American institutions and American citizen
of different types of men with one another wil
endency of such a college to disintegration an
for any difficulties and losses which the prosE
ws are Evaded 3
at to marry a young man whom she has neve
y unscrupulous relatives for immoral purpose
daughter or sister in some family of chanc
uaintances. A half-dozen lpeasant lads comin
contracts made for them by some relative i
need only deny that they have any work it
cripple desirous of getting into the Ujnite
:er some one of the thousand excellent hosp
ly give some fellow passenger, who is of goo
a fw dollars to swear that the cripple is hi
ort him. A criminal or an anarchist perjure
tical beliefs. A disreptuable woman in Berlir
way, gave them to a young couple just depari
ed them as their children, and abandoned th
e elimination of the undesirable immigrantt
. immediately on my return as an immigran
nt in the emigration centres. The truth as t
I is fit to enter the Unitoei States is to b~e foun
of the immigrants. and the easiest way to gc
.rs from being corrupted is to~ select by civi
iexcans who can speak the desired languages
toctor. to take over an apportioned number c
minations at stated times, issuing certificate
ver of "Ah-hah. Squire:" cackled Hi Spry
s sct the village wag alnd cut-up, upon en
,oondo coun:.ering the Old Codger, next miorr
n. in ing after the date of the Greates:
o dan- Show on Earth. "Ketchedl ye in
1abor ':arn' Told me ye' was goin' to takt
iaalism boy to -the circus. and I seen ye righ
doubt- smack up' on the tin-top seat las'
e dan- night, without a single boy with ye-"'
ema- "Took the boy I used to be. yeart
ee at- iand years ago:" returned the veteran
than crabbedly. "Im in my second child
IN SOUTHI CAROLINA"
Many Newsy Items G .thered Fron
General Cotten Market.
Galveston. easy.. .... .10
New Orleans. quiet.. .. ..102
Mobile. (lull.. .. .. ........ s
Savannah. steady.. ........
Charleston. steady.. .. ..II
Norfolk. steady... ..-... 1
-~a tiror. l~ifhid .. .......10%
Baltimor-e. nomainal. . .
Ne -ok, quiet.. - - . . .1 5
Boston. quiet.. ...... .-.
Boston. quiet.. .. .. . ..11.35
Philadelphia. steady.. .. ....11-40
Philadelphia. steady.. ... ..11.40
Houlstol, quiet .. . .. --.. ....
Augusta. steady..... ... 10'
Memphis. steady .. .. . .. .....
St. Louis. quiet. . - . ... 1
Charlotte Cotton Market.
'These figures relseent Prce aid
Stict Middlin .... .. .. ....10!
Tin:ges...... ..... .. .J to 10
Stains...... .... .. ... .....7 to 9
UNDEVELOPED WATER POWER.
Which Are Susceptible of Producing
Vast Store of Motive Power.
lt is staid that the United States
geological survey is soon to have pre
pared a map showing the- extent to
which the water powers of this State
are susceptible ofl development. The
work will show the water powers on
the Broad river north of Alston and
onthe Catawba river between Cam
den and the North CaCrolina line.
On the Catawba river (also known
below the Great Falls :I the Wa
teree) in the 80 miles between Cam
den and the State line the fall is
about 380 feet. The greatest fall oc
curs at the head of navigation. five
mies above Camden where the drop
is 52 feet in five miles; at Rocky
Mount where the fall is 173 feet in
eight miles, and at Landsford. where
the fall is 40 feet in two miles. At
each of these points small naviga
tion canals were constructed about
75 years ago by the. State.
Very little power is now being used
at lese shoals. The principal devel
oped water power mi the river is
the new plant at Rock Hill, where
the dam and workirg head are about
On Broad river the fall is about :20
feet in the 75 milps between Alston
and the State line. The prineinal
shoals are the Lockhart shoals, where
the fall is 48 feet on cne and a half
miles and a series of shoals, including
Cherokee shoals, near Gaffney where
the fall is 104 fet in six miles. An ex
amination and repot on this river
was made in 1870 and 1880 by the
corps of engineers of the United
Palmetto News Items.
The Carolina Mutual Insurance com
pany with headquarters at Columbia,
has been chartered. Mr. S. L. Miller
for a number of years field agent in
South Carolina for tne Equitable and
subsequently general agent for the
Mutual, and now fcr the Home Life,
is president and treasurer. The di
reetors are T. K. Elliott, president of
the bank of Winnsboro andl of the
Fairfield Cotton Mills; E. H. Spark
man. vice-president of the Merchants
and Planters Bank of Union; J. WV.
Simpson. cashier of the First Nation
al Bank of Spartanburg; Wilie Jones.
vice-president Carolina National
Bank of Columbia; and Dr. WV. M.
Lester of Columbia, medical director.
Congressman George S. Legare
has gone to Washimgton, where lhe
will meet a number of other represen
tatives. forming a party who will be
the guests of Congressman Wilson of
North Dakota on a hunt in that State.
Mr. Thomas J. McCrary, president
and treasurer of the Newberry Cot
ton Mills, died suddenly Wednesday
morning shortly after 11 o'clock. dur
ing an attack of acute indigestion.
The illness seized him at about mid
night, and was utterly unlooked-for,
as Mr. McCrary had been apparent
ly in good health. Mr. McCrary 's
death is viewed by the community as
a great calamity.
A sp~ecial from Grangeburg says:
H. WV. Bouzard, former dispenser at
Fort Motte. who was arrested charg
ed with a defalcation amounting to
$2,271.S1, and who was delivered into
the custody of the sheriff in default
of bail, was .released, the necessary
bond havingr been secured. Bond was
fixed in the sum of $2.000 and the
bondsmen arc WV. (J. Peterkin and
Martin Keller of Fort Motte and M.
C. Edwins of Orangeburg. Botuzard
waived a preliminary hearing and,
while the ease will he called during
the court of general sessions which
convenes here MondIay, the defence
may~ reqire more time and ask for a
postponmnent util January.
Gen. M. L. Bonham has been con
fined to his room for the past week.
sufferingr with an intestinal abscess.
As soon as he is able his physicians
will take him to a hospital to have
ani operation performed.
County Supervisor McBride of
Florenee ordered an election to be
held on October :3rd for the purpose
of voting~ on the question of dlispen
sary o" no dispensary under the Brice
law, the requisite number of names
having been sectured.
Several merchants from other
places are going to. loca'te in Sum
hamber of commerce to secure stores
for them. H~ouses and stores are in
great demand and ar being built
very rapidly. The city of Sumter is
stetching ont and where a1 few vear's
ago) we wlsie lahnds or lands ilan t -
ed .( are ow linec res-'lences. A\nother
vid emnce oif the business growth of '
variore se't ions of the city hiereto
for of( 0 an eyel 5!ive resident ial se'
Ition. The outloik for a tine fall trade
SOUTH CAROLINA CROP BULLETIN
Weather Conditions Given Out by the
The South Carolina sectiol of the
clirinate aiid ero(p service of the De
partment of Agriculture issues the
following o1icial bulletin of weather
andev crop c n itions or the past
Tle first of the Ve.'k enuling Mo
d-:. Augus. 2Nth. was bolter than
usual :nid th( latter patlI as w ll*
seasona e00v c ,1i.h the nmu
teraperatu TVre at Coli7-;la I h' secCond
101:0.41ev'er record(led in A ugust. it
lia ring been one degree low.r in 18-.
The average for the week ranged
fromn four degress. im tle upper por'
ticn. t) one derree. in the lower por
tins. below tile u'urniral. The air was
-eerzffl- humid during le hot pe
riod and very dIrV at theC close of tle
Excessive rains o-uiirred ii Saluda,
Laurens, Newberry. Greenville. Che:
okee and, York coun11ties. wash InII"
l.1 id~s uand floodinig botmlands, i
tle furt her it,1nju.* to eI oljs on sue":
laids: the other p it,'iOi :he Sta-e
h:d 11modertie!y heavy rmins that were
I'-ral I) bn ei cia a th ough n ot
ueded ill muany localitie.s. Thie soil
is iow well suippli''l with moisture
over tie entire State. TIle f requent
showers during Ole nuiddle of the
w -ek retarde( frml' work and spoiled
(lnsider.ble fodde- that had been
p illed, and caused considerable rot
inig ot ripe cotton bolls, and of late
fi uit but they were beneficial to late
corn, peas, sweet potatoes. pastures,
Irdens and to reeeraly planted seeds
for fall truck crops.
From nainy localities come reports
that the cotton crops has deteriorated
ripidlv during the week due to con
t:nued rust. and sbdding and that
practieally all of the tot) crop had
fillen off and that o:i early cotton
fruiting had ceased; a few reporto
of improvement were reeeived. and
that the plants continued green and
growing rapidly and fruiting satisfae
torily. while nkost of the reports i
dicate that there has been no material
-hange in conditiois during the wcek
except that on sandy lands the plants
were not fruiting and that the tol
crop would be light. Bolls opened
rapidly over the eastern half and
slowlv ovel the westernI. Pickin
made slow progress but will soon be
active over tile entire State. Cater
pillars infest sea-isiand cotton in
some rust has appeared. but the crol:
generaly is inl good condition.
Tobacco vuring will be linished by
the first of September: some of the
cured tobacco lacks brightness due t(
too much rain. Early rice harvest
made favorable progress. Turnip
L ere planted extensively and came up
to fair stands. Pastures are fine.
Late corn generally promising, ex
erept were damaged by floods and ex
Work on the Congaree and Available
Congressman Lever has received
from 'Gen. MacKenzie the f'ollowing
letter in regard to the work on the
Congaree and the money appropriated
an ova.'lable for that purpose:
I War Department.
Oi'ice of the C'hief Engineers
Augr. 21. 1905.
Hon. Asbury F. Lever. U. S. House
Sir: In ~reply to your oral request
made this morning. I have the houn
to furniish thle following~ informatiol
in rerard to wvork on the Congrarec
river' :sked 10or in letter to you, dated
Auie. 15, 1905, from Mr. I. L. Withers
gnrail mnager 'of the Newv York
C oluambia and Gecorgretown Steamshij
Th ac*mount now available for Con
garee iver is dividled into two parts.
1On the first day of August, there was
. I.4''.52 available for thle purpose
of eleain i the channel and excavat
in" the rock h~etween\ Gervais street
b'idue. Columbia. and the dam at
Grabr:' and $25.000 available foi
la ringc the channel of snags and ob
strctions betwveen the dam at Gran
hv and the month of the river, the
itter stum being alloted in accord
-ane with the terms of the river an(
harbor act of March 3. 1905. whieb
made permissable tl'- use on the San
tee. Waterec and Congraree rivers. and
thle Est hervil le-Minim creek eaiial,
of the unexpended balance of appro
priation therefore made for a loch;
and dam in the Congaree river. The
Iunexpended ba lance of this appropri
ation at that time was sufficient tc
allot $25.000 to the Congaree below~
the dam, and to lea'e a sutfiieient sutr
to comlete the excavation and clear
ing of the river above the dam.
The project adopted by congress. mi
acoidance with which the money
mutst be spenit. is (p1dte general in itl
nature. involvin' securing a clear
fotur-foot na'vig'atioin overi the lowet
47 miles at all s'tg-~ from the mouth
Sto Granbv. 'and elP'redI channel 3 0(
feet wide' fr m Gradbv to Gervai?
The loc' 1alh me' in charge. Capt. (.
IP. Howell corps of engineers. hias
~umit tedl at project for' expendling t he
ava' i!ilbl funds in acc'ordanc(e withI
'i ve no doubt that lie wishes of
thioe interested in thle navigation wvill
e'eive c'areful cons5iertion by ('alpt.
Howe ll int t he expiendhitur'e of thc
funds- at his (1is1posal, and woul d sting
"et timt M[r. Withers confer with
hi duri eet ly in th le manner indicatec
I1 assumiiie abovet that M.r. Wimthe'ri
t inOiry i( reerred to tihe p resenit fun111
btt it he desires t0 kniow the total
amontts inhait have e'ver ble('n anipr!o
sov1ht hee hrs beeni appirpriated
mi' ao lock and :ami at Granbyo a total
of . h'50.000~ and1 the e'xh)endi amrec
there frnm up' to the end1 of the last
rom hini hat~ilane $25.(000 was as
'i'ned to thelover ( onugaree. mn a
te olMre :lh:. '.. Il aditian ip
-is ra 'tM haht'ne-u th 1.a91 a
propr iati~ I a $ the lowerjJ h'are ;t
\'ery resp! '! nIlly.
I 'A MAC'KENZIEC.
Btig. Gen., Chief of Engineers, U.S.A
TEXIL NWSOf INTEREST
Great Activity Shown in New Enter
prises and Enlargements.
Cclumbia, S. C.-The fourth press
cloth mill in the United States will
be established here. Press clot is
manufaetured from eaml'is haloir- and
mohair. and the woven cloh is
in cotton-seed oil mills. liinseed oil
mills. inl wine ft'torics and ot h(r
plants where the prod(uts must be
st rained by pressur throu-li fabrie.
This new enterprise will be zu impor
tant addition to Columibia's indus
tries as well as to the textile inter
ests of the South. with which it may
be classed . The plant at Columbia
will be built by the American Press
Cloth C... which is now being organ
ized by Messrs. Benij. F. Taylor, John
Jacob S4eibels. E. G. Seibels, Thomias
Tavlr, Jr.. and A. S. Guiignard. the
capital stock to be $50.000 to begin
with. Contract has been awarded to
Messrs. WKaring & Co.. for the eree
tion of the necessary buildings to
have a tioor space of 5,000 square
feet. and Messrs. Benj. F. Taylor and
A. F. Parker are now in New York
arranging for the purchase of the ma
chinery and other mechanical equip
men't that will be required. Mr.'Par
ker will be superintendent of the
plant. le setablished the press-cloth
mill at Houston. Texas, that being
one of the three now in operation in
this countrv. The other two are at
Brooklyn, N. Y., and North Chelms
Magnolia, Miss.-Sone months ago
the Marnolia Cottoa Mills announced
certains enlagements arranged for its
plant. and details were made public.
The work has progressed steadily,
and1 recently the addition was com
plted. It is of interest to note briefly
what was done to affect the better
ments. There has been built an ad
dittion which makes the company's
main building 7S feet wide by 292
feet long, and the new machinery was
installed. This gives the mitL an
qquipmuent of 10,000 spindles and 264
looms, with necessary accompanying
niarelinery, for manufacturing sheee
ingrs. The daily output of these goods
is 35,000 yards. The textile mach
ineryv was furnishei by the Whitin
Machine Works, of Whitinsville.
Mass.. and the Woonsocket Machine
and Press Co.. .of Woonsocket. R. I.
The Magnolia oCtton Mills corpora
tion increased its capital stock from
$100.000 to $200,000 in making these
Durham, N. C.-Notwithstanding
the reports that continue of a boycott
on American-made goods by Chinese
buyers, the Southern cotton mills con
tinue to make shipments of their pro
ducts to the Far East. This is indi
cated by a dispatch from Dunn, N.
C.. which refers to the shipment of
500,000 yeards of cloth to Shanghai
by the No. 2 mill of the Erwin Cotton
Mlills Co., of this place. The No. 2
mill is located at Duke, near Dunn.
It was planned for 70,000 spindles
and 2.000 looms, but only half that
eqtripment is in position at present,
and the product is denim cloths. This
is ond of several recent instances of
big foreign order for Southern mills.
Emporia, Va.-Reeent reports that
the Ashby Cotton Mill Co. intends to
double its 3000-spindle plant have
been verified by the company. While
this is the company's intention, yet
contracts for the machinery, etc., will
not be awarded for some time. as
a water power is to be developed first.
This development will consist of ob
taning 400-horse power from the Me
herrin river, to be transmitted by
electricity. It will decelop the entire
power available, and plans are now
being prepared. T. Ashby Blythe of
114 Chestnut street. Philadelphia, is
president o.f the mill company.
The Cabarrus Cotton Mills of Con
cord, N. C., contemplates building a
large addition to its plant; present
equipment, S,500 spindles and 342
The Union Bleaching and Finishing
Co., of Greenville, S. C., has awarded
contracts for the installation of new
machinery to increase the capacity of
its plant. A reservoir will also be
The Nantucket Cotton Mills will.
during the coming fall, install 5.000
additonal spindles of the Saco & Pet
tee make. This plant is under the
managemenit of Mr. J. S. McAlister.
A movement is on foot for the or
ganization of a company with capital
tck of $200,000 or $300,000 for thle
purpose of building a cotton mill be
tween Hagan and Claxton, Ga. R. A.
Scott of Hagan is interested in the
enterprise. and invites correspon
dence for information to be addressed
TI. W. Branme, of Maeon. Miss., is
interested in plans being formulated
for the erection of a cotton mill in
Lexington, .N. C.-Thie Nokomis
Cotton Mills is now receiving 3000
spindles and 4.5 looms, recently con
tractedl for, and the newv machinery is
being installed in the compan's
buildings. It was announced last fall
that the managemnent had decided up
on this enlargement. and about $20.
00) has ben exwended for then '"w
equipment. There have been 12.440
spindles anid :320 looms ini position.
Attorney General Sues Roads..
Atlanta. Ga.. Special.--Attorney
General Hart, for~ the State of Georgia.
today filed suits against the Southern
Railroad Company. the Central of
Georgia Railway Company. the Geor
gia Railroad Company. and the Atlan
ta & West Point Railroad Company,
and the Seaboard Air Line. for refusal
to accept for shipmient stoves and hol
low ware under a circular of rates is
sued by the Georgia Railr.oad commis
sion, which reduced rates on those
NEW SOUTHERN ROAD
Prospect Good For Opening a Great
FROM CHICAGO TO ClHARLESION
Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Man
agement Announces Contemplated
Great Undertakiig--Rich Kentucky
Coal Fields to be Traversed.
New York. Special.-The Cincinnati.
Hamilton & Dayton system is to have
a through line from Chicago to Char
leston. S. C., traversing rich coal fields
in Kentucky and making the Cincin
nati, Hamilton, Dayton and Pierre
Marquette system a coal and iron ore
President Zimmerman said:
"Work has been undertaken on the
construction of a bridge from Ashe
land to Ironton. We propose build
ing a railroad 125 miles long into Ken
tucky, where we have acquired 350.009
acres of coal lands and will build coke
ovens and other development work.
We expect the output of these mines
to* be from two and a half to three
millica tons a year.
"Work on improving the coal and
re docks at Toledo is under way, and
we are building a fleet for carrying coal
and ore on the Great Lakes."
Mr. Zimmerman said the plans for
financing the project had been com
Birthplace of Lincoln.
N;v York. Special.-Abraham Lin
coln's birthplace in Kentucky, which
was purchased at public auction by
Robert J. Collier, of this city, is to be
restored and preserved. Mr. Collier
said recently that he had not decided
exactly what course to pursue with
regard to the estate. It could be, ha
said, turned over to the national gov
ernment and the farm counld be main
tained as a park. The surrounding
country is beautiful and the place is
not far from a railroad. Perhaps one
of the patriotic societies may be inter
ested enough in the property to as
sume the care of it, in which case I
would make it over to such an organi
zation .The cost of maintaining the
place should not be large.
For Hateras Lighthouse.
Washington, Special.- Specifications
and drawings for the light house and
sation which Congress authorized Al
bert Eels and associates, of Boston,
Mass., to construct at Diamond Shoals,
off Cape Hatteras, N. C., were filed
at the office of the Secretary of Com
merce and Labor. Under the act of Con
gress authorizing the construction of
the light house the engineers had six
months in which to file plans. The time
would have expired on September 3.
The plans were referred to the govern
ment light house board for approval.
Fire at Efland
Efiand, Special.-A saw mill located
about three miles north of here, be
longing to G. W. Albright, was de
stroyed by fire at an early hour this
morning. A- large lot of fine oak lum
ber, belonging to J. H. Slippen, of
Southerlin, Va.. was also destroyed.
The fire was first seen by Rudie Hol
ly, a young man who was up during
the night looking after a barn of to
bacco. He aroused his neighbors but
the fire was beyond control when they
reached it. The less will probably be
between $3,000 and $4,000.
Georgia Railroad Project.
Beaumont, Tex.. Special.-The
Bainbridge & Gulf Railroad Company
received a charter. The company pro
poses constructing a railroad 52 miles
long from this plee, where it will con
nect with the Atlantic Coast Line at
Bainbridge to Fairchilds, Ga., the
Chattahoochee river. Ultimately, it is
said, the road will be extended to some
point on the Gulf coast. J. L. Hand. 3.
W. Everett and D. C. Barrow, of this
city, are prominent among the incorpo
rators. They propose beginning con
struction at an early date.
Washington, Special.-Consul Gen
eral Rogers, at Shanghai, cabled the
State Department that the position
there as to the anti-American boycott
was improving. The officials of the
State Department have come to the
conclusion that the boycott has prac
tically exhausted itself, the Chinese
merchants finding that they them
selves were the principal losers.
Korean Officer Dismissed.
Seoul, By Cable.-John McL.
Brown, who for 12 years past has been
at the head of the Korean customs, is
to be dismissed. This is probably due
to the fact that the customs adminis
tration has been undertaken by M.
Megata. the Japanese advisor of the
Korean government, and is part of his
general plan to reorganize Koreapi fi
nance. Unader the new arrangement
the customs service will cease to exist
as a separate organization but will be
arranged on a plan similar to that of
the Chinese mairitime customs. Di
rector Brown improved the harbors
during his long service in the depart
ment which was the only honestly
administered in the governmeP
Beaumont. Tes., Special.-The
Southern Lumber Manufacturers' As
sociation has announced a general ad
vance of one dollar per thousand feet
on pine. Statistical information shows
a decrease in stocks during July of
2.000,000 and an involuntary curtail
ment in the same month of 86.000,000
feet among 149 mills. Demand is so
brisk that more of the mills through
out the territory are working double
Brenham, Texas. -The Brenhiam
Cotton Mills explects to double the ea
paity of its plant in the neari fnunre
owing to the steadily inc'reasing de
mandl for its produtct. There are at
prsent some 5.000 spinles and 1 i(
looms inl position. to which #10.000
worth of machinery will be added at
once, filling up all thie vacant space
available at pr'eent.
Machinierv has beeni installed in the
addition of the Eilawhite Cotton
Mills. Unio ntown. Ala.. and the mill
wilbegin operation September 1.
With the Funny
It made the young recelit hot; .
No wonder he was flustered.
The foeman peppered aim with shot
Right after he was mustered.
A Woman's Privilege.
Nordy-"I never fight with my wife."
Butts-"It doesn't pay. eh?"
Nordy-"No; win or lose, she always
gets an indemnity."
The Usual Exception.
George--For a society woman. she
is very high minde.d. She is Steadfast
ly opposed to everything low."
Reporter (to the zoo superiuteudent)
--Any fresh news this morning?"
Superintendent - "Oh. yes. indeed!
The horned horse's wife had twins last
Taking No Chances.
Mrs. Nordy-"So you're not going
away and leave your husband this sum
mer? 'Fraid he'll be lonesome. eh'"
Mrs. Butts--No; on the contrary,.
I'm afraid he won't be."
"You shouldn't treat your boy so.
harshly, you'll break his spirit."
"Well, he'll probably get married
some day, and he might as well have
it broken now."-Houston Post.
McFlub-"Do you think that domes
tic animals have any intelligence?"
Sleeth - "Undoubtedly. I've got a.
flock of hens that never think of lay
ing an egg except when the egg market
A Home Parallel.
Blinker-How would you like to be
in Warsaw and be mixed up in those
terrible mobs of infuriated citizens?"
Clinker--Tut, tut! Don't I cross the
Brooklyn Bridge every evening durin
the rush hour?"
His Benevolent Aim.
"Would you lend money to a person
in r'al need of it?"
"Certainly," answered Mr. Pinchum.
"The more a person needs money the
bigger the rate of interest he is will
ing to pag."-Washington Star.'
Tired Tiffin-"It's queer dey can't git
nobody to accep' de throne of Nor
Dusty Rhodes-"Ainl't nuthin' queer
about it. Everybody knows dat a king
is de' hardest workted of men.".
The Simple Life-"Doing' your own
The Strenuous Life - "Doing some
other fellow's work."
The Modern Life - "Getting some
other fellow to do your work."-Smirt
Cooper-"Did you ever travel on s.
personally conducted tour?'
Hooper-"P've traveled on one ever
si'nce my honeymoon."-New York.
Yeast-"Do you believe retiring early
makes a man healthy, wealthy and
Crimsonbeak-"Well, I'm sure if I had
always retired early there are certain
things I'd never got wise to."s-Yonk
Penner-"What, then, do you consid
er the best method of keeping booksi"
Burroughs --"There's only one sure
Burroughs--Forget to return them."
The Flirtatlonq One.
"That man is trying to flirt with me;,"
she exclaimed indignantly.
"There is no use of getting angry," ~
said one of the other girls.
I can't help it. He has- evidently
mistaken me for the chaperon of the
His Last Wish.
"What are you doing with that sheet
of aper. Orville?" sharply asked his
"I am makinig a wish," answered Mr..
"Yes, my dear. In your presence I.
hall not presume to call it a will."
Plato had just given an example of
his wonderful wisdom.
"If you lived ages hence." said an.
ardent aidmirer. "the people could not
help but call you a wise man."
I am afr aid not," replied Plato,
"Then whait would they call you?"
A wise guy.
WXhich goes to show that Plato knew
something of slang himnself.-Detroit