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l' .. The
' Shortest Road to Beauty
-p By Nixola Greeley-Smith. *M Sl'"'''
egee0 you want to be beautiful? Then don't waste any time or
money on hair dyes, beauty lotions and the other parapher
nalia of made-to-order loveliness.
There is a shorter cut to pulchritude. Advertise!
o, this is not a usurpation of a business office preroga
tive. It is merely an injunction to every woman with aspir
ations in the direction of beauty to take unt) herself a press
agent. For . Did you ever know a .oman so ugly
that if she were put to turning batter-caker ., a restaurant
window or demonstrating a patent skirt-hanger did not attr-act he attention
of hundreds of men, all of whom stopped to gape, and many -- Admire?
Did you ever know a woman so pretty as to be able, without sone self
advertising trick of dress or mannerism, to focus general masculine atten
tion upon herself?
In nothing so much as in the establishment of a reputation for beauty
is the force of advertising so present and necessary.
Man's capacity to be gulled on the subject of feminine beauty is such
that any woman with a good comp -xion and a press agent might aspire to
be considered the loveliest being of her time without fear of the vaulting am
bition which over-leaps itself. And, if the press agent were fine enough, the
complexion would.be a superfluous asset. If Carrie Nation could be lured into
a nigh-priced corset ind endowed with a mahogany pompadour and a stick
of lip rouge she might, with diligent advertising, be reintroduced to the New
York public as a, possible rival to Lillian Russell.
There is no limit to man's credulity in this respect. Artists even are
subject to it. And the very man whose brush or chisel recalls the ancient
goddesses from exile marries some big, blowsy, tallowy creature and per
sta<'-(.S himself that Paris would have been more amply rewarded if he had
stolen has wife instead of Helen, and Troy have perished in a better cause.
,6men waste a good deal of time in trying to be beautiful. They don't
end to be.
It is much easL:j and much more effective to have some one say you are.
And keer on saying it till the whole world echoes him. as it will if he says
it otten enough.
Brass, not beauty, makes the best bid for the casual rasculine eye, and
Ttwilmg batter-cakes in a restaurant window is the shortet cut to its Io
quisition.-New York Evening World.
SThe World has Learned
Siege of Port Arthur
By Major Ormond L. Lissack, U. S. A.
HE military student of scientific warfare finds in this siege
no enlargement of the well-established principles that govern
attack and defence of fortified places. On the contrary,
these principles are further confirmed by the incidents of
the siege. The futility of assaults against fortifications not
sufficiently reduced by artillery fire or mines was shown
on several occasions, and the necessity of slow approach
and of the destruction in detail of the outer defences and
the successive salient points of each fort was well impressed
upon the Japanese.
The extensive use by the Russians of the searchlight and of illuminating
rockets brought a new element into the night fighting, and greatly increased,
to the attacking force, the difficulties of approach. The practice followed by
both sides of roofing over their trenches that could not otherwise be protected
frem enfilading fire. while not new, was probably never before so extensively
applied. And the same may be said of the use of hand-grenades, which were
freely employed by both sides, and brought success in many attacks that
would have failed if dependence were placed on rifle-fire aloae. The effect
ot the devastating explorations of the high-explosive shells, partictilarly among
the buildings of the city, was not confined to the material damage produced,
but had its influence on the morale of the inhabitants and of the troops, and
undoubtedly contributed to the earlier yielding of the fortress.-Harper's
P Japan's Juccess'
~4 Explained ("
By J. Moler.
HE real reason is "concentration" in action. In this conclu
sion I fully agree, but permit me to say that the word "con
centration," though fully answering the question of cause
in one word, to me is but the summing up of many other
admirable characteristics of the Japanese.
There are no bickerings or jealousies among their offi
cers or leaders, who are invariably polite and faithful "in
.honor preferring one another."
In all their great movements involving risk they act
in perfect unison, precision, and accord. The secrecy with which every great
movement is made is much to be commended. For example, the secret of
Togo's success on the Sea of Japan was the manner in which he kept his
movements and manoeuvres hid from his foe and the outside world until he
had lured the enemy to the spot chosen by himself for the decisive battle.
Finally the Japanese, though they -are called and really are a heathen
nation, have shown much more of the Christian spirit than their so-called
Christian foes. Add to these traits their great skill and endurance in using
their guns and we have in detail the reasons for their success. These are
characteristics which might well be imitated by older, more enlightened, and
more powerful nations, including our own.
ANot for Years Has the Social Atmos:
phere Been So Charged With It.
~ By Henry R. Elliot.
OT for many years has the social atmosphere been so charged
with spiritual electricity. Wherever we turn, in polite cen
tres or the barbarous extremities of the earth, among all
peoples and under every variety of creed and condition, tne
same phenomena are manifest. As in a conflagration, the
fire leaps from point to point, bursting out in a dozen distant
spots at once. Now it is Australia and New Zealand that
are chiefly affected: theni amazing reports come from Korea;
next, perhaps, are extraordinary returns from Los Angeles.
Atlanta or Pittsburg.
Just at present the center of interest is in WVales. where scenes are wit
nessed quite as thrilling as any in the history of revivals. All accounts agree
that the Welsh revival is unique for spontaneity and fervor. Its leader, so
far as it has any. is a young divinity student of twenty-six, Evan Roberts by
name. simple-hearted, sensible, ablaze with zeal. But the movement is far
beyond any personality. Religion is the one topic of conversation. Meetings
are constant and crowded. The converts are numbered by the tens of thou
sands. and the ethic results are of so pronounced a sort as to make criticism
difficult, It is the uniform testimony that the morals of whole communities
have been transformed. A visitor describes a typical ride in a colliery train
where he had been accustomed to meet blasphemy and filth: but "the men
were as respectable in their demeanor and as clean in their talk as one
could desire. Some carriages resounded with Christian song."-The Century.
Trout Without Hearing. Fe a-t l oe
In discussing whether or not trout Tertniepwr ftecri
hear, a correspondent of the Amatetur ienarwodfu.Oraya
Sportsman asserts that they do not.agC.BWoburofonihMe
In his opinion their sensitiveness to Iucact idfo a nWk
approaching danger is due solely tofil.Tebrwamtdansee
the vibration of tha earth along thepefclcotneinhsewhm
stream and the conse'qtent vibration atCrihndiso erflcni
of the water. Thus pecrsons stanlamIg Idn hth o eunt i o
nerfectly still are able to talk and hnh a eeae e ie
laugh with impunity when the sliglht- f~ ou.Tebr.hwvr l~
est bodily movement of either wiL! tagtt i l oei aeil
frighteneon arehwondshful. Oilesaawaa.
SOUTH CAROLINA CROP BULLEIm
Weathe"r Conditions Given Out by the
The South Carolina section of the
climate and crop service of the Dc
partnent of Agriculture issues the
followji oficial bulletin of weather
and cirop conditions for the past
The v:eek ending Monday, Septem
ber 25th. was one o extreme heat,
with the weekly mean temperature
about six degrees per day above nor
mal. The temperature extremes were
a maximum of 9S degrees at Bates
bur. and Blackville on the 20th and
a minimum of 57 at Spartanburg on
the 23rd. There was very little cloud
imess in the western portion and con
siderable in the eastern and south
Drou'h1t continues in the central
and western (ounties. While the east
eCr and southern counties had copi
ous rains on the 20th and 21st,
amounting in mary places to between 1
one and two inches. A few localities
had beneficial showers in the west,
but over the larger part of that sec
tion of the State there was no rain
or merev a trace.
The weather was favorable for
gathering. crops, except in a few east
ern localities, and much hay was sav
ed in line condition. and fair progress
W.as maIde in cutring and cring pea
vines. Over the larger portion of the I
State the raund is too dry for plow- )
ing and fall seeding operations, and
less than the usual amount of oats,
or other grains have been sown. The
dry weather was also inimical to late
corn., fall root crops and pastures. 1
Over the eastern counties minor crops i
have suiliient moisture and are do
i n w ell.
Cotton continues to open rapidly in
all sections, and it is opening prema- 1
turely over a large portion of the
western half of the State, but there ]
is no perceptib[e change in the con
dition of the crop, nor in the pros
pective yield wleh is smaller than
last year in all parts. The weather <
was favorable for picking, with some
interruption in the east, where some 1
ouen cotton was damaged by rain
both this and last week.
Fall truck was favored by the rains
on the 21st. but some hay on the
ground was damaged aloig tLe coast.
In other parts of the State haying
progressed rapidly and favorably.
J. W. Bauer. Section Director.
Sues Clemson College For Alleged
Anderson. Spenial.-A suit has been
instituted in the court of common
pleas for Oconee county in the name
of Dr. John Hopkins of Seneca as
plaintiff, against the trustees of Clem
son College. Dr. Hopkins owvns a
plantation on Seneca river a short dis
tance ,elow the college experimental
farm. and lie alleges that he has been
damaged by overflows through the
building of a dyke on the college
farm. ie clams dam.ges in the sum
of $S.000. The trustees have employ
ed counsel to represent the interests
of the college.
The Cape Romain Lands.
The attorney general has advised
recently that the deed from the sink
intl fund comamission to the Cape Ro
main Landl and Improvement company
is void. This deed is recorded in
book C of duplicate titles, and dated
February 12. 189S. The reason that
it is said to be void is because it
attempts to convey lands uinder navi
able waters of the State. The sink
ne fud comnmission adopted the fol
lowing resolution. "That the clerk: of
the comrmissioni notify all claimants
under saidl deed that they will beC
treatedi as tressp~assers on the prop
arty attemp~ted to be conveyed there
The Union and Buffalo Mills.
Union, Special .-The situation in
regard to the condition of affairs at
the Union and Buffalo mills remains
unhanged and everything has been
extremely qjuiet.. The current ru
mors of the past sgral days have
died out and everywhiere the opinion
is expressedl that the mills will con
tinue and that there will be neither
panic nor tinancial disaster.
Waste Mill For Spartanburg.
Spartanbturg, Special.-The latest
addition to he added to Spartanburg's
long list of industrial enterprises is a1
waste mill. which will be established
by the Hlofman-Carr Manufacturing
ompany. of New \ork. The plant
will inv'olve the expenditure of at
least $200.000. and will be located
near the Spartanburg .Junction. Re
ently Messrs. Hoffman and Carr
ame to the city andl inspected the
territory, and sub sequent ly deelided
that here was the most advanttageouis
location for their plant.
The number oi' students now enroll
ed at the Presbyterianl College ot
Soutth Carolina is 303; the number
last year at the op)ening was '71. The
enrolment th is session will reach at
least 110. The dormitory is filled
and an adjacent builing has been
rented. A majority of the 01(d stud
'nt hamve returned this year. and all
Iof the old studecnts wish the college1
to remain in Clintou.
A mass meet:.ng has been called for
next Sunday i.n Anderson to discuss
the establishment of a hospital there.
The preliminary examination of
Mr. Blease, who killed his brother
in -law some time ago, was held Fri-1
itv Sercnent Cox. of Alcandria,
holds an auatomiobile that will seat 40
pssegers5 and that is to be sold by
)ccurrences of Interest in Various
Parts of the State.
I'lIstol, Steady: 1ifddling.. 1(0 1-2
. Louis, (uiet; Iiddling .. 10 3t-4
.uis5ville, firm: liddliif .. 10 1-4
The cotton mre moderate de
ow middlin ... ... ..... !- -16
itriet low middlilng7...........
diddling......... ... ...1
lood middling.. ... .....10 1-4
3trict middling ... ... .....101-S
Want Presbyterian College.
Columbia, Special.-The desirabili
y of the Presbyterian College otf
south Carolina was made quite evi
lent. Five prog-ressive towns sub
nitted bids for the college to be lIo
ated in their respective communities,
mid distinguished men of all creeds
md denominations pleaded for the
The trustees of the college met in
he clipel of the Columbia Theologi
al seminary, and perhaps this build
ng of historic meetings neve.r wit
iessed such a gathering. There -:were
resent. in addition to the memiiber's
>f the board, 150 men representing all
-lasses and prolessions of men in
The small chapel was crowded to
he door. and the feeling of battle was
n the air. but it was announced that
aci delegation would be heard sepa
-ately. There were some good speech
s made-arguments so convincing
hat, if the board had five colleges at
ts disposal it could locate each very
Clinton made a surprisingly strong
dhowing. and made a bold, touching
tppeal for the retention of the college
>n the ground of moral obligation.
Bennettsville made apparently the
)est financial offer-conditioned unon
t woman being elected a member of
Sumter made decidedly the best
howing from a standpoint of central
ocation and accesibility. The Suni
:er delegation came over on a special
Chester had a delegation of strong
nen present. and the Rome of South
arolina made it evident that the col
ege is wanted there very much.
Yorkville, the 4rst stown to make a
1d when it wias learned tha: there
6vas a chance to move the college,
ade a fine offer for a town no larger
The bids were as follows:
Bennettsville: Cash $52,440: site
ind donation of Mrs. Beckwith, $12.
300: total. $64.440.
Chester: Cash $35,000; site, $5.000;
Clinton: Cash. $20,000; donation
~romn Clinton College Association.
20,000; total. $40,000.
Sumter (second bid): donation $25.
)00: site, $10.000; total, $35.000.
Yorkville: Cash. $17,000: site. $22.
)00: water and lights, $3,000; total.
The health. accessibility, temper of
:he people and the cause of Presbyte
~ianism in general were discussed by
Aiken's Reservoir To Be Above
Aiken. Special.--The work on the
~.000.000 gallon reservoir for the city
) Aiken was comenced Monday.
uring the day when it became known
hat the city intended to build the res
n-voir partly underground a demand
vas made to change the plans se as to
rovide for the entire structure being
~reted above ground. A letter was
eeived from a promninent northern
resident in which the writer strongly
rotested against the plan to put any
art of the structure underground.
rhis gentleman further agreed to con
:ribute toward any~ increase in cost
:he change in plan would enail. A
nember of the board of health also
bjected strenously amtl threatened an
njunction. At a called meeting of
he board it was desired to build the
reservoir entirely above ground.
Lwo Hundred Enrolled at Newberry.
Newberry. Special.-Newvberry Col
ege opened with by far the largest
mllment of students in the history of
.e institution. After the singing of
:at grand old hymn, '"Stand Up.
tand Up for Jesus.'' Prof. Bowvers
nade the address of welcome in a
erv forceful manner, giving as a mot
0.'Keep forward with your work
md then help some one else forward.'
I enlarged upon the subject of one's
;triving to~ do his v.ery best by telling
he story of Gideon's army of 300
nen being chosen because of their
:ealousness for battle. He closed biy
eading a selection of Shakespeare.
The Bank of Bowman was chartdred
he capit alization being $10,000. F.
L Aadden of Orangeburg is presi
lent. G. ?. Fairey vice-president andI
E.N. Mittle cashier.
The Griffn & McLeod Banking and
Ierantile company of Lynchburg,
as given a commission. capitalization
obe $40.000. T. N. Griffin and WV. T.
eLeod are the corporators.
Mr. C. K. Henderson has offered a
old medal to the pupil of Aiken in
titute, high school department.
;eventh to tenth grades, who shows
he best general average at the end
>f the school year~. Mr. B. F. Groh
nann has offered a gold medal to be
ompetedL for by the pupils of the
o~er etrades. The Aiku insuitute
las the largest enrollment in the his
o~v of the schtool.
Talk is cheap. but like other cheap
hins it is apt to prove expensive
BENNETTSVILLE'S BEANY FIRE LOSS
Several Business Establishments Con
sumed and Others Damaged-Less
Will Reach $100.000.
iennett, ;ille. pecial.-The et.ire
bsine'ss block west oV the publie
Oe~re xcept the Pi.!mIer's banlk
bi'ii s cn. . s nwd by tire Fri
Thet lsL startetl by al oxiohslain of
(l". silop. The fIhinieSi Insantly ly d
1h- bItildizn. The large wooden pst4
oli~e buldig son cughtandthenl
flhnved Capt P. L. )een's brik
ht!ildintg. oe-upie( by WV. P. Brcedei'
harnmess andii biuv store aid sies
stabcs .umd the Excelsior Hardware
('ompany. The first was :topped by
the bank buiiding but swept around in
tie rear and burned C. M. Weather
ly's big 1ry good1s store on the .:orner
.f Liberty and 1)rliington streets.
Next Cant. Breedei' ' tmee on Dar
liI'. ton street wns burned, and then
the fminles wcre :rrested. Postmas
ter Eimnuel owned i lie postolimee
buildngl_. wortdi *.5.000 anid lie hadl no
illsurl:meo: Capt. Breeden 's loss is
ablounlt $15.000. partially insured. Ex
(elsior Hardware company and W. P.
Breeden are covered by insurnuve: S.
J. Pearson's losses are about $500;
partially insured; J. L. 'Breeden small
briblin: C. M. Weatherly's store was
worth $5.000 and 'tock $3.0.000 with
50 per (ent. insurance. Planter's
hanik. Eniioni Savinigs bank. H-. H. New
lion. A. .1. Bristow an1d W. L'. Pearl'on
were damnaged by mloviilg. The total
loss uill approach $,100.000.
.. .a.:kson, who was operating
th brazier when it expioded, narrow
ly escaped with his life though lie is
not seriously injured.
Special Judge Appointed.
Governor Heyward hias appointed
MIr. J. E. McDonald of Winnsboro to
hold court inl Barnwell. a special term
beginning the 1hird Monday in Octo
b~cr. The act of the legislature pro
viding for the election of two addi
tional judges does not seem to have
abated the need for special terms.
However, it has been suggested that
the division of time in the second
circuit has not been satisfactory. In
the petition to the governor, it was
stated that on the civil jury calendar
are 75 cases ready for triai. The rca
son for the congestion is said to be
that the terms of court at Barnwell
for the last year or so'have been re
stricted to two weeks at each term,
and half of each term has been ab
sorbed by criminal business, and the
trial of civil cases before juries at the
summer term has been prohibited by
statute. The petitior. is signed by 15
lawyers and law firms of Barwell.
Railroad Activity in the Mountain
Greenville. Suecial.-The last three
months of 1005'will witness consider
able activity in the railroad circles in~
this city. The- first of October will
see the beginning of' conistruction
work on the Saluda Valley railroad, a
25-mile line to Marietta, in the upper
part of this counity. This means the
opening up of one -of tile linest ml~oun
tain sections to be found anlywhiere.
ad the final building of the road to
Knxville, which will give Greenville
a straight cut to tile coal fields. Tihe
opening (lays of October will also see
the comletion of the handsome new
Southern passenger station in the
western endl of the city. and the cx
teding of tihe Southern yards by the
adition of several miles of track lay
The Security Trust Company.
Spartanburg, Special.-The Securi
tv Trust Company was organized here
ast week. Its capital stock is $100.
000. The following were chosen di
rectors: W. S. GlennI. A. G. Furman.
.J. WV. Simpson, V. M. Montgomleryv.
R. H. Ferguson, Aug WV. Smith. R. Z.
aes, B. T. Earle, J. B. Lee.
Governor Hecyward has declined to
issue a par'don to John and Money
HudIsonl of Oconee county. convicted
-t having killed a woman whom they
th othlers were attemuptinlg to "regut
. e.' Each received a senitence of I1
years. The only grounds up~on whlienl
the pctition was based was the fact
tlat they had suffered sufficiently and
that the'ir families are suffering.
The Industrial Lumber company of
Aiken hlas applied for a charter. The
capitliationi will be $23.000. J. P.
Armstrong and C. B. Hayes of North
Augusta are the c'orporators. The
companly will be located oil the South
Carolina side, in North Augusta.
A commission has been issued to the
coiorator's of the Southeasternl Life
I nurace Company of Spa rt anburg.
the( c'apital stoc'k to be $100.000. The
co:-poator's are : A. H. Twichelli. Giles
L. Wilson. J. F. Floydl. E. Estis. S. J.
Simpson. J1. T. Johnson. WX. S. Mont
gomer, .Jno. A. Law. .Juo. B. Cleve
Mr. HI. W. Scarboroughl has been ap
pointed magistrate at Bishopville upon
tile recomfendat ion of Lee county. He
succeeds Mr. Herndon, recently i'e
Governor Heyward has received a
petition for tile p)ardon of Rias JIen
kiis who is serving a three years senl
tence on the chlaingang of Oranlgeburg
county on tile char'ge of horse steahnttg.
Hs term will be out on the 1st ot' Jan:
Sunday School Institute.
Florence, Special.-The Pee Dee
Sunday School Institute met hlere il
tle I'resbyteriaun church M(onmday
iigt. The v'arious chutrches within
t~e district are well r'epr'esenlted. Dri.
Phillis. who is oiie of the most prom
inen an succ'essfuli Siuday school
wi ke's ini the South. delivered mi most
i stu'-tiv~e lectur'e on "The M'ohe!
Sunday Schn ol.' In his a ld'es. he
n ied o 1 ut theW mall'. neeos5 l'e
ntiay school. how. to avoid and corn
AN INSANE MOUHER
Brained ier Seven Children and Then
Burned Their Bodies
MANIAC TliEN TOOK HER OWN LIFE
Mrs. Clarence Markham of Cambridge
Ill., Survives Long Enough to Make
an Awful Confession.
Rock Island, Ill., Special.-Mrs.
Clarence Markham of Cambridge,
near here, in a fit of temporary in
sanity killed her seven children with
an axe, after which she placed their
bodies on a bed, saturated it with coal
oil and set fire to it. She then hack
ed her throat with a knife and threw
herself on :ie burning bed., Neigh
bors rescued her, but she was so badly
burned that she died soon after she
had made a confession. The oldest
child was nine years of age, the
youngest, a baby in arms.
Neighbors. attracted by the smoke
o , the burning building, rushed to
e rescue and found Mrs. Markham
eovered with blood and badly burned.
Barely able to tell her story. she at
first declared the crime had been
committed by a strange man, but
later when the sheriff arrived she ad
mitted that she had slain her children
one by one and attempted to destroy
their bodies and her own in the fire.
Soon afterward she died. When the
ruins of the home had cooled, a con
firmation of her story was had in the
finding of the ,eharred corpses, each
with its skull crushed.
The Markhams lived apart from
neighbors, the husband being em
ployed as a laborer on a nearby farm.
He was compelled to be away from
home during the day. Having noted
his wife acting queerly for several
weeks he had kept the children, the
oldest of whom was but nine years of
age. out of school to be with the
mother. She was never known to ex
hibit violent tendencies previously.
The Carter Civil Suit.
Chicago, Special.-Cross examina
tion of Capt. Oberlin M. Carter,
charged with defrauding the govern
ment out of nearly $3,00.000, was con
tinued before Special Examiner Wy
man. The inquiry into the defend
ant's stock and bond deals between
193 and 1896 occupied the time at
Friday's session. The financial trans
actions of the captain were taken up
week by week and day by day, cover
ing a period of four years. Indica
tions are that it will take three or
four more weeks to conclude the ques
tioning of the witness.
Prince Charles Supported.
Coppenhagen, By Cable.-It is
learned on high authority that should
Norwav's offer of the throne of that
country to a prince of the house of
Bernadotte be definitely declined dur
ing the coming week, steps will be
taken by the storthing to invite Prince
Charles of Denmark to become king
of Norway. It is believed that not
more than ten members of the storth
ing are opposed to Prince Charles'
candidature. King Christian and the
British court favor it.
Five Are Murdered.
Edna, Texas, Special.-Mrs. A. J.
Conditt and four children, a daughter
of 13, and three boys from 6 to 10
years old, were murdered in cold
blood at their home near here. The
mother and daughter were assaulted
and their bodies brutally disfigured.
A baby about two years old was the
only one left alive. All of them seem
ed ~to have been murdered with some
blunt instrument, their heads were
crushed and their throats cut with a
knife or razor.
Glass Worker's Suicide.
tempt was made last nigdlu lu lu lulul
Milville, N. J., Special-Peter Smith,
a well-known glass worker, committed
suicide Monday morning by shooting
himself through the heart with a rifle.
Business troubles over which he wor
ried are given as the cause. His mother
lost her reason on seeing the body of
her son and it is feared that she will
not recover. His sister is also pros
trated and in a critical condition.
Walked Out of Meeting.
Montgomery, Ala., .Special.-At a
special meeting of the city council Al
derman Sullivan opposed the resolu
tion to appropriate money for the en
tertainment of President Roosevelt
Iwhen he comes to Montgomery, say
ing that he would oppose one dollar of
the peop~le 's money going this way.
Acting Mayor Mcintyre, who is also
a member of the council, walked out
during the proceedings, leaving no
quorum and the resolution was laid
Death Warrant For Three.
Tallehassee. Fla., Special.-The
death warrant for the execution of
Isham Harris. one of three negroes
convicted of the murder of Hon. N.
W. Eppes, of Leon county was issued
Saturday. The date of the hanging
is set for November 3rd. An appli
cation to the board of pardons will be
made shortly for a change in the sen
tence of Caldwell and Larkins. who
were convicted with Harris.
Steamer Destroyed by Fire.
Chefoo, By Cable.--The coasting
steamer Hlsiesho. plying bet ween
Shaghai andt Tienstin struck and was
totally destroyed by a mnne ninety
miles south of tile Shant un;: Promon
trv Saturdiay mnornling. Finten per
son's on board the vessel were (irowned
among them beinag Eugineer Manchian
and Muir. The foreigni passen~gers
and a portion of the crew of the
Hsiesho were resce by~ two passimg
WILL SOON LIFT 1HE QUARANTINE
Louisiana Parish Health Officers
Showing Willingness To Clear Pres
ident's Path-New Orleans Record.
23 New Cases.
New Orleans, Special.-Report to
6 P. M.:
New cases, 23; total. 3.023.
Deaths. 3; total, 391.
New foci, 4.
Cases under treatment. 227; dis
The Sunday report would have been
the lowest on record but for the re
port of a nest of infection in another
convent and asylum, the attending
physician reporting six cases among
the girls in the Mount Carmel In
stitute, on Piety street. There have
been several cases in the Mount Car
mel Convent on St. Cloud street, and
as these two institutions are closely
allied, it is very likely the infection
was transmitted from one to the oth
2r. Another case is reported from
the French asylum, on St. Ann street,
the patients former residence being
far out on Gently road. Only four of
the new cases were above Canal street.
The Algiers side turned up two cases.
Among the deaths is Sister Mary
Edith of the Convent of Perpetual
Adoration, on Marias street. She was
only eighteen years of age and had
only reoently taken her vows. She
was Miss Petronille Nigel.
Dr. Souchen's circular letter to the
parish health officers suggesting that
they fix on October 15 as the date for
raising the parish quarantines against
the city. has already produced results,
the board of health of Lafayette wir
ing that that town agreed. It is not.
at all unlikely that by the time the
President arrives, the quarantines in
Louisiana will be only an unpleasant
Mississippi Fever Summary.
Jackson, Miss., Special.-The Mis
sissippi yellow fever summary is as
Vicksburg. five new cases; Natchez,
five new cases, one new focus; Scran
ton, eight new eases; Guifport. one
new ease; one death; Mississippi
City, six new cases; Hamburg, two
new cases, one death; Rosetta, two
new cases, three suspicious cases.
Handsboro, one new case.
No new infection at Port Gibson,.
Harriston, Roxie or Moss point. Sup
plies have been sent to the people of
Hamburg, who are in destitute cir
eumstances. The Marine Hospital
Service has sent Dr. Desehette to the
place to undertake the fumigation and
detention camp work. Surgeon Was
din reports that he will place an of
ficer in charge of the infection at
Alabama Bans All Mississippi.
Birmingham, Ala., Special.--State
Health Officer, Dr. W. H. Sanders, af:
ter consultation with. the local board
of health announced that Alabama
had quarantined against the entire
State of Mississippi, effective at 3
o'clock. This action is supposed to
be consequent upon the spread of yel
low fever in numerous Mississippi
towns, although an official explanation.
Capt. Charles Price Dead.
Charlotte, Special.-Capt. Charles.
Price. division counsel for the South
ern Railway, and one of the best
known constitutional lawyers in the
south, died early Thursday morning-I
at his home in Salisbury of Brigh. y/
disease, aged 59. He was for one term
speaker of the general assembly of the
State, had held many positions of~
honor, and conducted some of the
most notable railroad suits in the
Private Car Line Inquiry.
Washington, Special.-Hearings 'n.
the private car line inquiry instituted
by the interstate commerce commis
sion wil be held in this city on Octo
ber 18, and probably wil continue for
more than a week. The eases arc di
reted against the Central of Georgia'
the Southern, Atlantic Coast Line,.
Pennsylvania and other railways.
United States Court Suit.
Knoxville. Special.-Daisy Shierrin
vs. the Southern Railway is the most
recent damage suit against that cor
poration that is the outcome of the
Southern Railway wreck at New Mar
ket in which sixty-four persons met
death, and of which Sunday, Septem
ber 24, was the first anniversary. The
plaintiff sues for ten thousand dol
lars for alleged personal injuries sus-4
taned in the accident. Her home is
in Mississippi. She is represented
by Pickle, Turner & Kenierly, of this
eity. The suit wa filed in the United
By Wire and Cable.
The end of the war in the Far East
has caused a boom in the Clyde ship
Alderman Walter Vaughan Morgan
was elected Lord Mayor of London..
The British .nission sent to mark
the Persian Afghanistan boundary
was decimated by death.
The south tube under the North riv
er between New York and New Jer
sey was completed.
"Prophet" Dowie Stricken.
Chicago, Special.-John Alexander
Dowie, who claims to bec the Reincar
nation of the Prophet Elijah, and to
have divine power to cure all diseases,
as been stricken with paralysis.
Dowie is on his way to Mexico, and
the dhisease attacked him while on.
dec train. In a letter to his followers.
at Zion, City. Dowie anlnounes that
he has chosenx his successor. b)ut that
the nme will not be revealed until
&fier his death.