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Occurrences of Interest From
All Over South Carc!ina
ANY ITEMS OF STATE NEWS
A Batch of Live Paragraphs Cover
ing a Wide Range-What is Going
On in Our State.
General Cotton Market.
Galveston. quiet.... ........10 1-2
New Orleans. quiet.... ....10 5-16
3lobite, eas.. .. .. .. ......10
Savannah, nominal.... ....10 3-16
Norfolk. steady.. .. .. ......10 5-S
Baltimore. ncminal.. .... ..10 5-S
New York. ctuiet.... .... ....10.00
Boston. quiet.... ............10.60
Philadelphia. quiet. .. . .10.S5
Houston. quiet.... .... ....10 3-S
Augusta, quiet.... .... ....10 3-S
St. Louis. nominal.... ......10 3-S
Memphis. quiet.... .... ....10 1-4
Loisville. firm .... .... ......10 3-4
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These prices represent the prices
paid to wagons:
Good middling.... .... .... 10 7-S
Strict middling.... .... .... 10 7-S
Middling................ 10 7-S
Good middling, tinged.... .. 10 7-S
Stains.... .... .... ...... 9 to 10
The Farmers at Clemson.
A special from Clemson College
the Columbia State of Friday
The attendance at the insti
continues to increase, and is var
estimated at from 700 to 1.500.
e are too many people here to
together in any one building,
d threfore the exact number can
not be ascertained. In addition to
the hundreds from all parts of the
State. many have been driving in
from the surrounding country-men.
women, children and babies. There
is a very large numbers of women in
attendance. All seem hdppy and
hopeful. Col. R. B. Watson announe
ed the meeting of the Agricultural
and Mechanical Society of South
Carolina, and made a plea for more
members and more exhibits at the
State fair. Mr. G. A. Guignard,
president of the society, called the
meeting to order at 4 p. m. Mr. A. I
W. Love. secretary, was at his post.
Many of the prominent members of
the society were present, among them
Hon. B. F. Crayton, of Anderson,
ho has given as much time and
to the State fair as and other
uth Carolina. On the stage
resident and the seere
B. Watson. Hon. W.
W. G. Hinson and
Upon motion of
ans ilb'was voted to
e railroads ti run trains
d from the fair , utnds for
accomodation of the peop Hon.
.Striblirg appeared before- .hc
society as a representative of the
Farmers' union and asked that a day
be appointed during the State fair
-on which the Farmers' union should
meet. On motion of Hon. W. D.
Qvans, Wednesday, Oect. 24 was
~ignated as the day for the meet
of the Farmers' union. It was
.de<I to invite Hon. W. J. Bryant
ake an address at the State fair.
ken. Specia.-A meeting' of the
holders of the Farmers' Storaze
compangv'as held here. The old
board of directors was reelected,
with the addition of Mr. H. C. Hahn
and Mr. S. S. Goss. The executive
6 committee was reelected,' and they
were instructed to appoint a
manager for the - warehouse. Divi
dlends of 10 per cent. were declared.
The warehouse is open and ready for
the, storage of this season's erop.
otton can be stored at cheaper rates
'-Augusta and other cotton
ts The stockholders are well
fled with their investment. The
n warehouse business is a comn
ativelv new venture in Aiken, the
rrirs' Storage icompany having
en organized only about a year
o. The warehouse is well patron
zed and has among its stockholders
many of the leading farmers of
Candy Factory Collapses.
Greenville. Special.-Almost with
out warning the brick store house
occupied by a candy factory 'collaps
ed here Wednesday afternoon. No
one was caught in the falling debris.
though it is thought remarkable that
the inmates of the places escapedl.
Thle collaose was cautsed by ceava
tions being made on the side of the
-wall by contraetors who are eri g
anew bl1iiding for the Bank of (om
mercee crner Mai andu Coffee
streets. Th~e ad:nage is estimated at
between~ M4OflO and $5.')00. l-i- isnt
known wher-e the damagze wil ail.
Mill Operative Disappears.
Greenville. Speial.-John G. Gamn
brell of Monaghan mills has disap
peared. His wherebouts are uin
known. He leaves a wife and two
small children. The authorities have
'nstituited a search. - His wife is in a
hysterical -cadition, though there
seems to be no reason to suspect foul
play. When last seen Saturday night
Gambrell is.said to have had a watch
and $30 in cash.
Arrested for Rocking Trains.
J. B. Hutto of Denmark arrived here
bringing with hi m six negroes who
ch:.ed with havinug thrown
les 01 an ex'rsloll train near
mark. The negoes rallge from
to 22or '3 Tey were cairried
he... c... u........(i fo sf keeping.
d:an::wsai a avebeen done
SOUTH CAROUiNA CROPS
Condition of South Carolina Crops
For Week Ending Monday, Aug. 6,
1906, as Given Out by tha De
General cluudv weat;her prevailed
during the first and middle parts of
the week. while the last two days had
about normal sunshine.
''he mean temperature for the week
was slightly below normal. and the
daily range was smaller than is usual
to the season. The highest tempera
ture for the week was 94 degress at
Sumter on August 3rd, and the lowest
was 62 degrees at Greenville on Au
rust 2nd. The temperature conditions
were wholly favorable.
Frequent showers occurred during
he week over the entire State. and
i number of places reported rain on
every day. Many places in the nor
thern, western, southwestern and east
ern counties had excessive rainfall,
with a maximum amount of 5.15
inches at Batesburg. The week's
rainfall was below normal in the east
central counties, but the average
amount for the entire State was above
normal. All parts of the State have
ample moisture and many localities
bave too much.
The rivers and their tributaries, in
the western half of the State reached
lood stages during the middle of the
week, but fell rapidly during the last
Poisoned by Alleged Dr. Staub.
Aiken, Special.-Frank Harris; an
ld negro living near Batesburg, came
to Aiken with a pitiful stoty of mis
treatment at the hands of a white
an. The old negro said he lives on
the place of Mr. U. I. Gunter. near
Batesburg, and that Monday a white
man, giving his name as Dr. Staubs,
eame to his house and proposed to
ire the negro and his team to drive
[iim through the country selling patent
medicines. The negro accepted the
propositior and they starte' out. Af
ter driving nearly all day, the doc
tor asked Harris if he did not feel
tired. The old negro replied that he
was somewhat tired and the doctor
told him lie would give him some
thing to relieve his fatigue. He gave
the negro a dose of something out of
a bottle. Harris said that soon af
ter taking the stuff he became sick
and the next thing he knew lie was
in the ditch next morning, half dead
and his horse and buggy gone. The
old negro was cared for by Mr. San
iers, near whose house.he was found,
and after being revived was brought
to Aiken, where he told his story
to the sheriff. Harris is in a eritical
condition yet from the effects of the
dose administered to him by the al
leged Dr. Staubs. His mouth and
throat are burned as if by wood al
eohol and lie is suffering internally.
A collection was taken up for him
among the'eitizens of Aiken and he
will be properly cared for. It is be
lieved that Dr. Staubs is a man known
in Aiken, who wvas here Saturday
afternoon trying to sell a buggy and
mule. and the sheriff is on the look
out for him. The man wanted is of
medium height. has black hair, gray
eyes, round head, stocky build. dark
mustache, ruddy skin, wore light col
red clothes and hat, and was driving1
rathier poor mule to a red buggy of
the Babeoek make. A reward of .9
i offered for his capture.
Arrested for Se1iig Liq.uor.
Anaderson, Special.-Frank S les
bee and -A. L. Campbell, both white
men. living at :he .local cotton mills,
were lodged in jail on the chare of
selling liquor. It is charged against
(mpbell that lie ordered wvhiskey in
another man's name, and when itar
rived forged an order to obtain the
oods. Neither man has askedl for
a preliminary hearing.
Mayor and Police Pight.
Gaffney, Special.-As the resuilt of
a dispute the moyor of Gaffney andi
three of the police officers engaged
in a street fight in this city. No in
juries resulted from the fraeus and
nothing exciting has occurred in re
gard to the incident. The board of
aldermen of the city will consider
te matter in a special meeting.
Bank Issues New Money.
Columbia. Special.-The Palmetto
National bank has issued $200.0
w orthI of new bills bearing thle im
pint ot that bank. A telegram re
Q'ived the dav before from the rca s
ary d (epar tment stated, that the in
ittioi ha d been made a goeriment
!eosoy\ for .9100.000 in anddit i<m to
th alre ady carried. More mony
wvi h e placted on deCposit by the gov
'-rnmenti within the next fe weeks
rowxing~ out of the sale of the Pane
ma cana l bods,i on which the Pa!
tto Nattional bank was a surccess
Negro Man .Arrested on .Serious
Jonesville. Special.-Jeirr Toller~
on a negro man about 45 years old,
living on Capt. A. H. Foster's place.
near here, wvas arrested andl brotughit
before .1. W. Bares. magistrate at
this place, char~ged with committing
rape upon Arimita Foster. a marri'ed
negro woman, last Suniday on the
way from church.. lIe was given a
re'liminary hearing and bound over
Aiken. Speci:al.-Thte dist rict conl
vent ion of the Knights of Pyvthias
will convene here Tuesday morning.
Ma ters pert ainiug to the wel tare of
c the oe wil be dliseussed and a pb
ic ieetin wil be held. iftyI or
( dee-' e fronm the district will be
p:-set The w xill be entertained
I thhome- f the A iken memb)ers
in will behb in the mningii''.. 4
TROUBLE WITH JAPS
Several Killed and Wounded
While Seal Hunting
AN UNFORTUNATE OCCURRENCE
Four Schooners, Raiding Seal Rcck
eries in the Pribiloft Islands, Fired
on and Five Killed-Twelve Prison
ers, Two Seriously Wounded Taken
to New York by Revenue Cutter
New York. Special-Further details
of the killing of the five Japanese
poachers in the Pribiloff Islands are
contained in a special to The Herald
dated Dutch Harbor, Alaska, July 2.
which says: Five Japanese were shot
and killed on the island of St. Paul,
Af the Pribiloff group, by order of the
agent of the Department of Com
merce and Labor July 17, as a result 7
Df a raid by four Japanese schooners
>n the seal rookeries.
The revenue cutter MeCulloch
reached here from St. Paui with 12 1
prisoners, two seriously wounded, who
vere turned over to Deputy Marshal
Jarmon. , t
Refused to Surrender.
Raiders were discovered lying near
northeast point, St. Paul, by native I
ookouts of the Norti American Com- i
mercial Co. The raiders refused to 1
surrender when commanded and tried
to make off with their boody in small
boats, several of which were drawn
ap on the shore. The agent ordered
the guard of the ~vessel to open fire.
The Japanese offered no resistance,
being without firearms. Three of the
raiders fell dead on the beach, a t
fourth was seen to be thrown over- c
board from one of the boats that es
?aped and a fifth body drifted ashore
later in another boat.
The men had killed more than 200
seals. many of them cows. The three
who escaped carried about 120 skins.
This is believed to have been a con- t
erted effort by the Japanese, who v
have been hanging around the island i
for months, and giving the revenue
.utters much trouble.
Standard Oil Co. Indicted.
Chicago, Special.-An indictment r
2harging the Standard Oil Company
with receiving rebates in the form of
non-payment of storage charges to s
certain railroad companies was re
turned by a Federal grand jury be
fore Judlge J. A. S. Bethea. Thet
indictment came as a surprise inas- y
:uch as the grand jury had just be- t
zun the inv.estigation. The Stnadardt
iil Company is the only defendant, no
)firial of the company and no railway
-ompany or officials being named. T he
bondi of the defendant was fixed by
Judge Bethea at $25.000. This is
the case investigated by the grand1 t
jury in Cleveland. 0.. where it was t
found that the grand jury had no jur-t
isdiction. The testimony taken there t
was transferred to Chicago and the
5ocuments in~ evidence were identified 1
by witnesses who testified in Cleve
land. It was on this testimony and
vidience that indictment w~as returned
so quickly. The gr'and jury immedi
ately resumed its session to take up
the investigation of the charge that I
he Standard Oil was given direct re
bntes by some of the railroads. The
indictment contains 19 counts, each
ount constitutinig a sep)arate charge.
The true bills come under the Elkins
law which provides a fine of from
$1.000 to $20.000 for each violation.
Ender this indictL.nt should the gov
rnment procure a conviction on the
trial of the issues, a fine of $380,000
as a maximum under the Elkins law
may be assessed.
Aged Alabamian Charged With Mur
Fort Payne. Ala.. Speia!.-An aged
white man named Wright is in jailJ
here charged with murder near Lydia.
Ala. Wright went to the house of
his sons-in-law. Sami Bailey and John I
Bailey. and began to abuse his daugh
ters. The Baileys remonstrated and
John Bailey's throet was cut by
Wright so badly that lhe died abnost
instanitly. Samn leh-y. who( was
holdinig an infant in hi< armas, was al
so stabbed in lie throat hut will re
eover. Wrieht hi..s surendered.
Trafile Resumed in Texas.
Temple. Tex.. Specia.-The Sant~e
Fe Railroad division ollicials here re
ort the resuimption of trafELe on thie t
San A ngelo branch wvhich l ,s be
ied up by flooids. The wters have
ee. ded. an:d normalI condi it ions havye
en resumed. Tht us far reports of
he loss of IifCe lave p)roved to be
~rroneous. The loss of cattle and
~rops is estimated at $'200.000.t
Limited D'ivercee for Mrs. Maude
Paris. By Cable.-Tlhe civil t ribunal i
has confirmed its de-.ree granting Mrs. ,
Maud (Gonne Ma~cIa ble. known as the
"'Irish .Joan of Ar." a jud(icial Sep
aration fronm her hunsband. Major Mac- ~
Bride, but t he trIiibal refused to a
grant her absoh:1ec divorce on the
ground ofat her I rish' nainali. Mrs. I
MacBride was award,d tlhe e.:stod.\ J
of her child.s
Aiken ...Special-The coln im
migrants out at Hapipyrille. near Aik
en, are preparing to erect a gmnnery.
saw mill and shingle mill. The creekhs 1
running through their piremises is be- .
ing dammed and the founodat ionis o!
the buildin:gs nave bceen construjcte ci
The cinnery w ill be enmlet>1 d fior 5
ration this fail. This -aea far
In 'Brief A
MINOR MATTERS Of INTEREST
M. B. l"se and his wife are in a
vnchburg hospital, she with a bul
et wound in her head, said to have
)een inflicted by him. and he with
njuries received in falling from a
rain while endeavoring to escape.
As a result of a brewers' war,
"larksburg is enjoying free beer.
Lightning at Martinsburg killed a
[uantity of tomatoes attached to a
vire wl:.ch was hit by a bolt.
"Stonewal?" Jackson's house is to
iecome a modern hospital.
Some shippers fear the railroads
re preparing to increase dividends
nd raise rates in the schedules to
e filed under the Railroad Rate law.
The exports of the United States
ave grown 1C9 per cent. in the last
In the new Minidaka region of Ida
o, just opened by irrigation, the
Jnited States is to sell at auction the
as in two model towns.
Mrs. Thomas W. Lawson, wife of
he author of "Frenzied Finunce," is
The new Illinois primary election
aw worked various surprises, the big
est one being the defeat of the
Archbishop Vilatte has secured
a" d in Texas for a Catholic colony.
Enraged by the report that he had
ttackcl a woman, a New York mob
eat negro badly.
Mrs. Ekanor C. Pardridge, a sis
er of Julia Arthur and a Chicago so
iety woman, has obtained a divorce
nd will go on the stage.
J. Raymond Storrs, son of a weal
hy New Yorker, has enlisted in the
avy for four years.
There has been little response to
he general strike order in Russia,
nd the Government officials predict
Three hundied persons, mostly Ital
n and Spanish -migrants. and in
lading a Brazilian archbishop, were
>st by the wreck of the steamer Siro
ear Cape Palos.
A great increase in the nation's in
ane is shown in a forthcoming report
f the Census Bureau.
The Attorney-General has decided
at the Eight-Hour law does not ap
ly to work done for the naval and
ilitary departments of the govern
ent in private establishments.
Lieut. E. H. Dunn. now stevioned
t the Mare Island Navy Yard is to
e courtmartialed on grave charges.
The Henrico county supervisors will
e asked to call an election to au
orize an issue of $300.000 in-bonds
o provide 100 miles of good roads for
Oscar C. James, a Loudoun county
armer, killed himself after attempt
rig to kill his sister-in-law..
M. B. Case, who fell from a train
fter shooting his wife, is expected
o die of his injuries in a Lynchburg
Major W. F. IIrvine, a prominent
sident of Norfolk. is dead.
Five of six negroes on trial for the
mrder of Farmer Isaac Lyerly, his
rife and two children were taken
om the jail at Salisbury, N. C., and
District Attorney Jerome, of New
ork, announced tliat he would con
et ,the prosecution of Harry K
~haw in person.
President Roesevelt gave a large
meheori at Sagamore Hill.
Nearly 7,000 immigrants were land
in New York, being second largest
umber to be debarked there in one
It is regarded as certain that Bryon
il be endorsed for President by the
wa Democratie State Convention.
Electioneering in the teamsters'
nvention in Chicago led to fisteuffs.
The annonneement of the failure of
e Milwaukee Avenue State Bank, of
~hicago, caused the death of one dhe
ositor and the suicide of another.
The Government resumed in Chica
: its investigation of tSandard Oil
ethods in connection with railwvay
Judge Roselsky in New York in
ructed the grand jury to investigate
e alleged ice trust.
The resignation of Arthur A. Fair
id as manager of the p)ublicity
ureau, who admitted owning an in
erest in the Piedmont Brokerage
ompany. was tendered but no ac
ion is reported on this.
Man Killed in Melee.
Evergreen, Ala., Special.-F. P.
curee, of New Orleans. was killed
nd two negroes wounded, one prob
bly fatally, in a fight between a
owd of men beating their way on
Louisville & Nashville freight train
nd Marshall Kitchen and a posse of
~vergreen. The marshall and his
osse attempted to arrest the men and
hots were exchanged.
Lged Mississippi Merchant Suicides.
New Orleans. Special. - Frank
racobs, a Bay St. Louis, Miss.. mer
ant, 75 years 01(d. shot and killed
imself at that place under unusual
ircumstances. He had written to a
mpany here, ordering drugs which'
he company rep)lied it would not
end as there was a drug house in
a St. Louis. .Jacobs then wrote a
etter to the 1n.anager of the company
ere. He was arrested on the ebarze
hat tlis leter co::z ied ob.jeetion
BACE TDA[( GAMBLING
MAY BE STPPED BY LAW
.assidy-Lansiing Bi1l Advocated
or New York.
LUD CLOSING AT SARATOGA
Governor Higgins, on Record Against
Betting, Declares That the Fence
Makes No Difference in Favor of
WHAT IT WOULD
MEAN TO WIPE
Racing Plants in State.
Belmont Park...... .. ......$l.500,00J
Sheepshead Bay......... .. 1.000.000
Gravesend.. . . ............ 1,000,000
Brighton Beach... .. ........ 1,000.0001
Saratoga......... .. .. .... S00.000 I
Jamaica.... .. .. .... ........ 700,000
Aqueduct ...... ........... 600.000
Kenilworth (Buffalo) .... .... .500,000
Total investment in race
tracks. . .. .....$7,100,000
Invested in thoroughbred race
horses.... .. .... .... ...... 3.000.000
Grand Total Racing In
vestment.. .. .. ..$10,100,000
Annual Disbursements by Race
For purses and expenses...... 3,0041.000
State tax........ ............ 200.000
Total.t...:.... .. .............$3,200.000
Other Expenditures in Racing.
Annual salaries to jockeys......$600,000
Annual salaries to trainers...... 600,000
Horse feed. farriers' and veter
inary bills, saddles, bridles,
boots, etc.... .... .... ...... 275,000
Annual disbursements by book
makers for salaries. etc........ 960,000
The public pays in ad
missions annually over$4,000,000'
New York City.-Inspired by the
unexpected success of the crusade to
close the gambling-houses in Sara
toga' the anti-gambling element in
the State has already begun an ac
tive campaign to stop betting on .ace
The Cassidy-Lansing bill to pro
hibit race track betting, which was
buried in committee in the last Leg
islature, will be introduced at the
next session and a determined effort
will be made to pass it, regardless of
what political party is successful at
the polls next November.
Governor Higgins is on record
aainst race-track betti -g. At the
time the Cassidy-Lansing bill was in
troduced he gave it his indorsement.
"From a moral viewpoint," said
the Governor, "it is impossible for
me to understand how the act of a
man on one side of a fence inclosing
a betting ring can be legal when on
the other side of the fence it is a
If race track patrons cannot bet on
the track they will not go to the
races. This has been established
many times in various parts of this
country. Immense sums invested in
race tracks in New Jersey and Mis
souri were recently rendered profit
less by the passage of a law prohibit
ug betting. New York capitalists
started a running meeting mp at
Salem, N. H., last month. The au
thorities stopped the betting feature
and the first meeting was a paralyz
The growth of racing in this State
[n the last few years has been phe
iomenal. From 7000 to 10,000 peo
ple attend the metropolitan tracks
every racing day, a great majority of
them paying $3 apiece for a badge at
the gate. On big days the attend
arce runs up to 30,000 and 40,000.
'Within the limits of Greater New
York or on its borders there are six
great race-tracks, representing an in
restment of probably $6,000,000 at a
conservative estimate. The other
racks in the State are at Saratoga
and Buffalo. During the season
here are quartered around the Lpng
[sland tracks upward of 1000 racing
horses, attended by an army of
trainers, stable hands, jockeys, rub
bers and general hangers on.
It is the contention of the reform-*
ers that the race tracks constitute
a damaging drain, that they make
hieves and forgers and broken
homes-that they are. In short, an
evil demanding eradication.
The Rev. A. S. Gregg, Field Secre
:ary of the National Reform Bu
reau, is at the head of the fight
Lgainst the race L.racks. -He Is one of
the busiest men that ever engineered
crusade. Ever since the opening of
:he racing season he has bean at
aork personally and through aigents.
[Ie appears to have limitless sums of
money and Is tabulating evidence by
He expects to show the Legislature
:hat betting on the race tracks is
pen and- flagrant, that pool-rooms
annot be cut o ' from the news of
he race tracks and that the Jockey
~lub-indirectly but none the less
ertainly-proits by race track bet
,ing and could not maintain its ox
,nsive establishments were it not
for~ the fact that gambling on the:
race tracks is allowed.
National Assembly For Persia.
The Persian Minister at Washing
ton received official notice that the
Persian Government had issued a de
ree granting to the peoplg of that.
ountry a national assembly.
Chinese Laborers For Panama.
The Panama Canal Commission, It
was learned in Washington, is pre
paring to advertise for 2500 Chinese
coolie laborers to perform work at
the isthmus for which the Jamaican
egroes appear unfitted.
Treasury Buys Silver.
The Treasury Department at Wash
:ngton, U. C.. for the first time since
ctober, 1893, entered the open mar
ke': as a regular buyer of silver for 1
Sporting Brevities. - I
The Corinthian football team sailed
rom England for this country.
Record breaking crowds of turf
nthusiasts are gathered in Saratoga
or the races.
Jarvis, of England, was victorious
n the great French swimming race
Frank L. Kramer won the open
ml-mile cycle race at the Vailsburg
(N. .. track.
Although twenty-eight years old,
Jay Bird is the sire of forty-two f,,als
(1SSING DABBED IN INDIANA l
loosiers Laughing at Directions
to School Children.
3oard " Health Declares Osculation (
Indianapolis, Ind. -Indianapolis
and Indiana generally are laughing g
it and quizzing the State Board of p
Eealth. To block consumption, tu- i
:erculosis and incipient germs of the t:
hite plague the board thinks that b
Kissing should be stopped.
Kissing on the mouth is particu- o
iarly objectionable, and in a set of c
'rules for school children" the board n
peaks especially of the kissing habit. c
"Do not kiss any one on the mouth 1<
>r anow anybody to do so to you," n
the rules say. C
In the opinion of the board the b
germs of consumption may easily be d
3ommunicated in this way, and it is d
suggested that not only children, but l1
grown people, may well do away with p
the habit of kissing each other on the A
mouth when they meet in the street d
)r in the home.
Among other suggestions to school p
:hildren are the following: st
"Do not put your fingers in your i<
mouth; do not wet your fingers in l
your mouth when turning the leaves c
>f books; do not put pencils in your tl
mouth or wet them with your lips. it
:o not hold money in your mouth; tl
lo not put pins in your mouth; do fi
sot put anything in your mouth ex- b
3ept food and drink; do not swap n
apple cores, candy, chewing gum, fi
half-eaten food, whistles, bean blow- ii
ers or anything that is put in the ii
mouth; peel fruit or wash it before o
eating it; never cough or sneeze in a b
person's face-turn your '.ace to one b
side or hold a handkerchief before
your mouth: keep your face and n
hands and finger nails clean; wash b
your hands with soap and. water be- n
fore each meal; when you don't feel %
well, have cut yourself or have been A
hurt by others, do not be afraid to h
report to the teacher; learn to love b,
fresh air and learn to breathe deeply,
and do it often." a
Warning Against Drinking. Soda. it
Chicago, ill.-Soda water has b
come under the ban of the Health to
Department, and a warning was is
sued against the too free use of .this 0
drink. The eminent experts of the p
Health Department say the fruit d
juices used are too prone to ferment
unexpectedly with accompanying un- T
pleas:.nt results. No comfort is
given those ':ho prefer a cold stein, p
and the injunction is given to drink '
only water that has come off the ice, i
but has no ice in it.
STARVED TO CHEAT GALLOWS.
Samuel Monich Hanged For Murder
of Mrs. Harriet Decker.
Morristown, N. 3.-Weak and ema
:ated, Samuel Monich, who shot$
and killed Irs. Harriet Decker, re
laughter of Wilbur Kayhart, a
wealthy farmer of this city, on Jan- 1
uary 18, was led to the gallows in 0
the Morris County jail and hanged.
For two months Monich has re- $ii
lused to take any solid food and it a
was necessary for the prison offi- g,
3ials to force whisky and milk down c
is throat in order to keep life in his o
fody. So weak did Monich become g
:hat Sheriff Shaw dispensed with the A
Monich was employed in the Cap-;
stick Mills at Monville, and although o.
he had a wife and three children liv- it
ng in Hungary, became infatuated a'
with Mrs. Decker. She was sepa- v;
ated from her husband and lived on $
er father's farm, a short distance b:
~rom the boarding house of Monich. ti
He went to the Kayhart farm and tl
:oncealed himself behind ome' s<
3ushes. When Mrs. Decker, hearing t
i peculiar noise, wvent from the house
:o investigate, Monich fired five shots y
mt her, all of which took effect. He v
:hen reloaded the revolver and shot 1'j
lmself four times. s
Despite his wou-ds he managed to p:
each his boarding house, where he a
was arrested later. tc
GIRL NIHILIST A SUICIDE. 0.
3eneral's Daughter Drops Bomb Ac
cidentally, Then Shoots Herself.
Odessa, Russia. - A well-dressed N
girl about eighteen years old, reg;is
ered under the name of Potupkin at
:he Hotel St. Petersburg, adjoining
;he palace of the Governor-General.,
seneral Kaulbars. She inquired the
itiation of the Governor-General's 0~
esidence, and proceeded toward theb
When only a few yards from thet
mtrance she dropped her reticule, c
which contained a bomb. It er
loded, but did not injure the girl, l
ho rushed back to her hotel and
~hot herself dead.
It was learned later that the girlt
as a daughter of General Printz.
B~oy Arrested For Murder. t
At New Haven, Conn., Alfred Nel
~on, aged eighteen, of New Britain, .Y
dmits the murder of Maurice Kent, 21
LIso of New Britain, and was arrest- 1:
d. He said he killed Kent because 1:
he latter refused to give him a small g
~um of money that he o*ved him, a:
Dr. Crapsey's Views Endorsed!.
The Rev. George Clark Cox, of tGn
~innati, came out strongly for D'r-t
3rapsey's views . in a letter to. his t
Standard Oil Indictments.
Indictments were found by a Fed- e
ral Grand Jury at Jamestown, N. Y., tl
gainst the Standard Oil Company, o
he Pennsylvania Railroad Company ~
tnd the Vacuum Oil Company for re
Russian Peace Movement.
Members of moderate parties in o
ussia have started a movement to t:
ring about a constitutional form of i
;overnment through peaceful means.
The National Game.
Jake Weimer is pitching fine ball F
Pitcher Ames isroundinginto form
iter a long lay-off. -A
Speaker Cannon was born in North g
arolina, May 7, 18'36. 8
Bob Unglaub is still hitting the
>all for keeps in the outlaw leag ie.
President Hermann, of Cincinnati,
~nnounces that Jo3 Kelley will re
nain a Red.
Patsy Donovan has done much to
'evive the basecall spirit in brookla n C
arts his yar.c
NHT IlL__LABOR DOI
'oliticians Anxious About Its In
fluence in Presidential Race.
iompers Plans to Put Mitchell on
Ticket For Vice-President
Washington, D. C.-Whether or
anized labor is to be a great and
erhaps controlling factor in the next
residential election is a question
dat is being given serious attention
y far-sighted politicians.
Much will depend on the success
r failure of organized labor in its
ampaign this fall t9 defeat certain
iembers of Congress who are
barged with being unfriendly to the
agislation organized labor is de
ianding. If the plans of President
ompers are successful and a num
er of candidates for Congress are
efeated by the labor vote, then un
oubtedly plans will be laid by the
Lbor leaders for the :argest possible
articipation in the 1908 campaign.
iready preliminary plans have been
An allliance with one or the other
arty, whereby the labor people will
acure the nomination for Vice-Pres
lent, will be attempted if the labor
aders can see their way clear to se
ire it. John Mitchell, president of
ie United Mine Workers of Amer
a, is the man they have in mind for
ie second place on the ticket. The
rst announcement that he would be
rought out as a candidate for the
omination for Vice-President came
om the anthracite coal country, but
appears the subject was discussed
Washington at the headquarters
f the American Federation of Labor
efore it was mentioned at Wilkes
The suggestion of Mr. Mitchell's
ame has been kindly received in la
)r circles everywhere, and there are
any indications that if things go
ell with this year's program of the
. F. of L., Mr. Mitchell may find
imself in the midst of - full-fledged
>bm next fall.
The large question in the way of
ay successful participation of the
merican-Federation of Labor in pol
ics is, however, whether the mem
ers of that organizaticn will stick
gether when it comes to voting, or
hether each member will vote his
wn individual preferences. Idany
>liticians see in the action of Presi
ent Gompers and his associates in
eciding to enter the political field
.kening of the A. F. of L.
hey relleve it will follow in the
ath of the Knights of Labor some
ears ago, which was disrupted be
use it went into politics, and that
will cut no large figure in the Con
7ESSON'S TAXES ONLY $12,000.
evolver Manufacturer Left a For
tune of $30,000,000.
Springfield. Mass.-With all his
30,000,000, Daniel B. Wesson, the
~volver manufacturer, who died here
id in taxes only $12,000, a sum
ss than the assessment on $1,090,
This revelation has caused great
terest here, and there already is
public demand for an explanation
om the city officials. In the Muni
p)al building it was said that most
Wesson's wealth was in first mart
iges, which could not be assessed.
gainst this it is said the Wesson
ansion alone is valued at more than
1,000,000. Wesson was the sole
ener of the revolver plant, in which
is said there is machinery to the
nount of $1,000,000. The,assessed
dlue of all property in -Springfield is -
86,000,000 and the amount raised
taxation is $1,200,000 a year. So
at with a fortune more than one
iird of the entire assessment, Wes
n contributed only $12,000 to the
Wesso'fs last will was drawn a
ar ago by William W. McClench,
ce president of the Massachusetts
utual Life Insurance Company. It
iperseded a will made several years
reviously. It is understood that the
ill leaves the bulk of the property
Wesson's Sons, Walter H. and Jo
ph H., who are named as executors
COSTS MORE THAN CHICAGO.
ew York Twice as Big, But Expense
of Government is Quadrupled.
Washington, D. C. - Starting out
ith the flat-footed statement that
ew York has twice the population
Chicago, the Census Bureau in a
illetin issued shows that the ex
mses of New York are nearly four
mes as great as those of Chicago.
After Chicago the next six largest
ties of the country together spend
ss money for running expenses than
sw York spends.
Though Chicago is one-third larger
an Philadelphia, the latter's run
ng expenses are greater. Though
>out equal in size with Baltimore,
oston's current expenses are nearly
tree times as'great.
Of all the cities mentioned New
ork has the largest land area
) 9,218 acres. New -Orleans, with
25,600 acres, and Chicago, with
4,932, rank next. Hoboken, with
25 acres, had the smallest land
Of the individual cities, the larg
t per capita. net debt was reported
rNewton, Mass.-$125.58; the sec
id largest by New York-$113.25:
te third by Boston-$108.17, and
te fourth by Pawtucket-$104.19.
Japanese Poachers Killed.
The killing of five Japanese poach
rs by Americans on Attu, one of
ie Aleutian Islands, and the taking
f twelve Japanese prisoners for
oaching by the revenue cutter Mc
ulloch was reported to Washington.
European Travel Decreased.
Steamship men reported the rush
! travel to Europe ended and a to
il of 270,000 passengers carried
:om North Atlantic ports.
NEFF GETS SEVEN YEARS.
ormer Auditor of Erie County Sen
tenced to Auburn.
Buffalo. N. Y.-Former County
.uditor John W. Neff, convicted of
rand larceny in connection with the
ravdyard scandal, was sentenced at
larsaw to seven years in Auburn.
Execution of sentence was stayed,
ending an appeal.
Candidates For Zion's Leader.
Voliva and A. E. Bills filed in Chi
ago certificates of their candidacy