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ffeaty Showing in Erning
of An Railroads
RECEIPTS PER MILE INCIEASED
Commsdloner Lane a^1 Railroads
Xveos FoAho f.Yea. Ending in
June Broke A)1 Recordp.
Washington, Special.-In the opin
Ion of Franklin K. Lane,* Interstate
Commerce Commissioner, the rail
road, industrial and financial condi
tion of the country is improving rap
idly. "It is a fact," said he "hard
ly believable, but nevertheless true,
that the total operating revenue per
mile of railroads for the year ended
June 30th, 1908, exceeds that of any
other year in the history of railroad
ing in the United tates except the
one year. of 1907. The average ope
rating revenue per mile of line per
month for the 226.000 miles of rail
road reporting to the commission was
$894, for the fiscal year of 1908.
This was less by about $61 than for
the year 1907; but it was more than
any preceding year, and was $118 per
mile per month more than in the year
of the last presidential election. As
I predicted, a local car shortage even
now exists. Conditions rapidly are
becoming normal and prosperous."
Graham Confessed-Sentenced to
Concord, N. C., Special.-Will Gra
ham is a self-confessed rapist under
sentence of death. On the 18th day
of December Graham is to be hahged
until dead, Judge Ferguson having
so sentenced him after the evidence
had been taken and a verdict of
guilty reported by the .jury.
Judge Ferguson addressed the
crowded court room, showing how
the law finds the guilty one and ad
ministers .justice in the case where
the law is allowed to take its course,
and in giving the negro a fair trial
carried out the eLds of justice. He
also commended the members of the
negro race for the fidelity and the
manner in which they gave tesimony
against the prisoner and did all po
sible to bring out the truth.
The closing hours of the trial were
tragic and pathetic. Thursday night
Graham told Captain Brown, of the
local militia, that he wanted to talk
with a preacher, and at his request
Captain Brown brought Rev. T. F.
Logan, a Presbyterian minister, to
whom Graham made a full confession.
New Orleans Cotton.
New Orleans, Special-.-Cotton:
Spots opened Saturday easy and
elosed steady. Good middling being
reduced 1-16 and middling fair 1-8.
Middling unchanged at 8135-16; sales
on .the spot 2,000 bales and 3,200 to
Futures opened quiet at a decline
of 2 to 6 points under the influence
of disappointing"' Liverpool cables.
Later the market sagged off still fur
ther under the bearish into-sight
statement, the active position reach
ing. a level 9 to 10 points under the
previous day's final quotations. At
this point numerous cable m'essages
from Livelpool and Manchester were
received stating that the cotton mill
lockout had been settled and prices
*.quickly rose 20 to 23 points, at which
* level they were at a net advance of
10 to 14 points. At the closing the
tone was called steady and prices
showed a net advance of 5 to 7
Closing bids: Nov. 8.85; Dee. 8:78,
sah. 8.75, Feb. 8.70, March 8.78; Ap
il 8.81; May 8.83.
Daughter Dead; Mother Injured.
Clarkesburg, Special-Mrs. Joseph
Petta and her 14-year-old daughter
were fatally injured by being run
down by a Baltimore and Ohio pas
*enger train. The daughter died
while being taken to a hospital here
and the mother is not expected to
survive an operation performed after
S the accIdent.
MARYLAND'S VOTE SPLIT.
Indications, Based on Offcial Returns
Are That Taft Will ReceIve 2 and
Bialtimore, Md., Speciel.--Calcula
tons of the official returns from
4 1esday 's elections, not finished until
S&turday, show that the electoral
wore of Maryland will be split, Bryan
getting six of the electors and Taft
t.6 On the popular vote-the vote
~sIfor the elector receiving the
est inmber -Taft carries the
State by 561 votes. His elebtor poll
ing the highest vote received 116.471
and the highest Bryan elector 115..
I9E GOS DEMOCRATIG
Carendon, Chester and Laurons Seem
to Have Gone "Dry" - Other
Columbia, Special.-While South
Carolina is normally Democratic,
lcattering returns from over the
State indicate that the Democratic
majority will be about the usual 50,
All of the seven Democratic con
Cresmen are retukned practically.
without opposition. In only two dis
tricts was there any show of a con
test, the chronic candidate, Aaron
Prioleau, in the First district, receiv
ing a few scattering votes, while R.
H. Richardson, another negro, was
voted for by the few Republicans in
the Seventh district.
The "Socialist and Independence
tickets made a very 'small showing in
In the county elections, interest
0entered in the contest in Lexington
for superintendent of education,
where A. D. Martin was elected over
Rev. E. L. Lybrand b3 about 3 to 1.
For supervisior in Lee county eight
boxes out of 13 give Mooneyham
(Dem.) 576; DuRant (independent)
In Richland, the only other county
where there was opposition to the
regular Democratic nominee, Samuel
H. Owens, for supervisor, deefated
his opponent, W. A. Douglass ,by a
large . majority, Douglass' vote being
less than 200.
Returns received Tuesday night in
dicate that,, Laurens, Chester and
Clarendon have gone "dry." While
the returns are yet incomplete, there
is hardly any doubt that all three of
these counties have lined up with
Martin Is Elected in Lexington
Lexington, Special.-Partial vote
from Lexington county shows that the
total vote in the county will be about
2,000. About 100 Republican and the
rest Democrat. A. D. Mgrtin- is elect
ed county superintendent over the
Rev. E. L. Lybrand by a majority of
about 2 to 1.
Union, Special.-Twelve precincts
out of 15 in Union county gave Bry
an electors 1,272, Taft 47.
Laurens, Special.-The total vote
here will be about 2,000. At Laurens
city box Bryan electors received 558;
Taft 48, Socialist 1.
At Clinton, Bryah 218; Taft.
Goldville: )ryan 22; Taft 0.
These precincts are given as it is
improbable that other than Demo
cratic ticket was voted elsewhere in
Chester, Special.-Fourteen pre.
cincts out of 18 in Chester county
give the Demiesatic electors, 1,171
and the Republicans 39.
Bryan's estimated majority in this
county will be close on 1,400.
gives Bryan 389; Taft 13. Lever
and Richardson, same .proportion as
Abeville, Special.-Abbeville city:
Bryan 389; Taft 7; Independence 2.
Less than one-half vote polled in this
Interest ini Camden..
Camden, Special.-A great deal of
interest is being manifested in elec
tion results. Besides the excellent
free service which is being furnished
its patrons .by the Bell Telephone
company, the opera house i's crowded
with anxious inquirers who are re
ceiving the returns over the wires.
Timmonsville, Special. - Election
very quiet. Republican electors 7;
Democratie electors 189 votes. Gover
nor, lieutenant governor, solicitor,
members of.house of representatives
The Vote in Pinewood.
Pinewood, Special. - Democratie
electors 46; Republican 15. Legare
47, Prioleau 13. Vote for prohibition
34 against 10. The election passed
Greenwood, Special.-Partial re
turns 1,080 for Bryan; 9 for Taft.
Edgefield, Special-Vote gives Bry
an electors, estimated, State and
county ticket, 1,300; Taft electors 17.
Democratic vote 500 short. Election
passed off quietly.
clectors in Marlboro from eight out
of 12 precinets receive 759 votes, Re
publican electors 15 votes. 'Only
about 50 per cent. of registered vot
ers east their ballots in this county.
Out of 1,929 registered voters, only
63 certinecates aro. held by negroes.
Anderson, Special-Probably 3,5i00
v'otes cast in Anderson county, all of
which were Democratic except a few
Rlepnblican. Rain fell over the coun
ty befora the polls closed.
FOR THANKSGIVING DA
The President /Voints Out tne Steady
Growth and General Prosperity of,
,the Nation and Urges Upon Ameri.
cans That They Eeturn Thanks so
the'Almighty For the Existing Con
Washington, Special.-The Presi
dent has issued the annual Thanks
giving proclamation, in which he
pifited out tpe- steady -growth of'the
nation in strength, worldly power,
wealth add population, and that our
average of individual comfort and
well being is higher than that'of any
other country in the world. For this,
he-declares, Americans owe it to the
Almighty to show equal progress in
moral and spiritual things.
The proclamation follows:
By the President of the Ujiited
States of America, Proclamation.
"Once again the season is at hand
when, according to the ancient cus
tom of our people, it becomes the
duty of the President' to appoint a
day of prayer and of thanksgiving
"Year by year this nation grows in
strength and worldly power. During
the century and a quarter that has
elapsed since our entry into the circle
of independent peoples, we have
grown and prospered in material
things to a degree never known be.
fore, and not now known in any
other country. The thirteen Colonies
which straggled along the seacoast
of the Atlantic and were hemmed in
by a few miles west of tidewater by
the Indian -haunted wilderness, have
been transformed into the rnightiest
republic which the 'world has ever
seen. Its domains stretch across the
continent from one to the other of
the two greatest oceans, and it exer
cises dominion alike in the Arctic and
tropic realms. .The growth in wealth
and population has surpassed eveni
the growth in territory. Nowhere
else in the world is the average of
individual comfort and material well
being as high as in our fortunate
"For the very reason that in ma
terial well being we have thus
abounded, we owe it to the Almighty
to show equal progress in moral and
spiritual things. With *a nation, as
with the individuals who make up a
nation, material well being is an in.
dispensable foundation. But the
foundation avails -nothing by itself.
That life is wasted and worse than
wasted, which is spent in piling,
heap upon heap, those things which
minister merely to the pleasure of the
body and to the power, that rests
only on wealth. Upon material well
being as a foundation must be raised
the structure of,the lofty life of the
spirit, if this nationa is properly to
fulfill its great mission and to ac
complish all that we so ardlently hope
and desir'e. The things of the body
are good; the things of the intellect
better; but best of all are the things
of the soul; for in the nation it is
character that counts. Let us there
foe as a people set our faces reso
lutely against evil, and with broad
ebarity, with kindliness and good
will toward all men, but with un
flinching determination to smite down
wrong, strive with all the strength
that is given us for righteousness in
public and private life.
''Now, therefore, I, Theodore
Roosevelt, President of the United
States, do set apart Thursday, the
26th day of November, next as a ']ay
of general thanksgiving and prayer,
and on that day I recommend that
the people shall cease from their daily
work, and, in their homes or in their
churches, meet devoutly to thank the
Almighty for the many and great
blessings they have received in the
past', and to pray ,that they may be
given, strength so to order their lives
as to deserve a continuation of these
blessings in the future.
''In witness whereof, I have here.
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United States to be affixed.
''Done at the City of Washington,
this thirty-fist day of October in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and eight, and of the in
dspendence of the 'United States the
one hundred and thirty-thrid.
'"By the President:
''ALVEY A. ADEE,
''Acting Seretary of State."
Swallowed Up by the Sea.
.Norfolk, Va.. Speial.-Captain ,..
A. Godwin. of the tug Prudence, upon~
his arrival here from Baltimore, re
ported having made an unsuccessful
effort off low Point in Chesapeake
Bay Saturday night to rescue an un
known man who was evidently lashed
to the top of the masthead of a small
vessel. Captain Goodwin putting a)~
rope around his body jumped over-i
board and swam to the man who ayi.
peared crazed. He was unable to mkva
him, another rope was tied about; the
niat, .In the bad weather and ark
ness, the rope tras lost and the man
UJE- FOR -INFERIOR APPYS.
It will pay to gather inferior ap
ples and make some profitable use of
them. All but the winter. fruit. can
be fed to the pigs and cows with good
results, a limited amount every day.
The pigs like them and thrive on
them, too, along with the other kinds
of food. The Winter kinds can be put
in storage for future use.
If the small potatoes and apples
should be boiled together, and a lit
tle meal added, the mixture will make
a good feed for the poultry.-Ameri,
THE DRAFT HORSE.
Have you considered the draft
horse, how he is always in demand
and the market never supplied? Well,
there is no horse more profitable nor
any that can be raised with sgch uni
form success. The breed seems to be
capable of resisting many of the Ills
to which immature ,equine nature is
tubject and emerges into the two-'
year-old class almost before one is
aware. Farmers who want to make
easy money are invited to take up the
consideration on every farm. But be
sure thq breeding stock is right be
fore starting into the business and be
prepared to devote sufficient time to
the animals to insure their good care,
NEW SWEDISH FRUIT.
For months past there has been
some talk to the effect that a corn
pany Will be organized for the pur
pose of importing the lingun berry
from Sweden. and prepare it for mar..
ket in a manner to compete with the
sale of cranberries in the United
States. A prominent cranberry deal
er writing this journal in regard to
the question says that he does not see
how it is possible for the lingun berry
to offer serious competition to the
American fruit. "I find that our
strongest trade for the American
cranberry," said he. "is among the
Swedish settlements of the United
States. These people seem to de
mand' and are satisfied with the
American article. and we believe even
they will take the cranberry in pref
erence to the lingun." - America"
MAKLING A 'WEATHER VANE.
A simple vane may be sawed out of
a single piece of wood with a fret saw.
Procure a slab of wood free frod
knots and about a quarter of an inch
in thickness, twelve inches wide and
eighteen inches long.
When the arrow has been cut out
it should be smoothed down and giv-.
en two or three coats o.f paint. At
the point of balance pierce a hole
through the shaft of the arrow. The
v'ane may be balanced by cutting a
deep V. in the rear end and by weight
ing the point with sheet lead. Cut
two pieces of sheet metal to act as
"washers" for the top and bottom of
the shaft and then pivot the vane to
the . top of a broomstick with a
straight wire nail.
A touch of oil to insure that the
vane revolves quite easily and the
home-made article is practically com
plete. The weather vane may now be
fixed up on the. top of a garden house
or barn.--American Cultivator.
THE DAIRY COW'S PRODUJCT.
The products of the dairy cow are
fourfold. The first and chief product
is naturally the milk which she se
cretes, and which is used as milk, on
for butter, or cheese making. Thu
second product. is calves which she
bears, and which may be of more or
less value. Third,' the carcass of beef
which she will yield when she is no
longer useful for the production of
milk should be taken inIto account.
Lastly, the man.ure she produces is of
We may call the milk the maint
product and the calves, beef and man
uire the by-products of the dairy cow.
It has been andedti that the milk
product is the only thing that should
be takenm into consideration in esti
mating the' value of the dairy cow,
and that the calves and beef should
be entirely ignored by a successful
dairyman, b)ut in these days of strong
conmpetition ir is not p)ossible to 1g
nore the. by-products, anud in any
scheme of successful dairying the
calves and beef at least be taken into
consideration. This dloes not mean
that in any camse milk producing qual
ities are to be sacrificed for the sake
of the by-products.
It simply mneans that of twvo Ani
mals of equal value for the produc
tion of milk, the one that will' give
the greater meturn in p)roduetion of
eslves and value of carcass is. nom'e
pr ofitable.--Sylvanus 3'ani Alem, i.,
MRIL LINORA BOD J'!i
Airs. Lenora Bodenhamer. A. F. JA ].
Box 90,- Koreraville N wie
"suffered with nei tr'4able.
indigestion for some time,
that I ate agreed with me. ws
nervous and experienced a con
feeling of uneatIess and _efr. I tookt
medidq from the doctor, but it di, ano
no O . .j
JO%d in one of your l'eruna
descript on of my symptoms.
wrote to Dr. Hartman for advice. Re 0si.
I haso catar;A 9f the stomach. AI*k
Peruna and adalin and follow hi
rections and ca now -say that feel s-.
well as ever did.
"I hope that all who are afflicted Wft-%.
.he same sptoms will take Peruna. q"6
as certainly cured we,
The above is only oue of hundred. es -e
have written similar letters to Dr. Allm
man. Just one such case as this eattlIew
Peruna to the candid consideration of MVWX
one similarly afflicted. If this be true
the testimony of one person what- ovok So
be the testimQny of hundreds yes tbew4
sands, of honest, sincere people We hew
in our files a great many other te@M
Peruna it Poll by your drugsi;. Buy a botUo
They Oan Only Go Three Feet Den
J know an institution witfi- e
rolling fields all about it, says Ma&
Potter Daggett in the November ]D
lineator. There are exceptional priv
ileges here. A brook sparkles ardt
splasfies its way through the wood,V
and every summer atternoon at the
ringing of a bell the boys are march
ed down there for a swim. A placid
faced lady to whose care they are en
trusted selects the locality and they
may not go one bush beyond. "Th
dassen't go in only three feet, dep"
pityingly explained the farmer's bey
who was telling me. "Us fellons
swims nine feet deep" anvt he- trudg.
ed off down the road whisting jot
ously between bites of a green applr...
There was a lifting.,nte to ther CWw
and an energetic swing toi the-shoul -
ers. It takes green apples-and swim
ming-holes nine feet deeps to inas
the b)est men. They know how to
breast the deep placer in life. Oar
against this picture I coulld se ha-.
dreds of boys marching in aalr,
step), who all through the worla' *e
going to be, limited to places throu"
feet deep. But art institution naas
have its boundaries-if~ its is. brinda
up boys by the wholesale.
A man can win his own a&mira.
tion so readily that he seruetimnw
gets, mixed up on other peopf's'
EAGEI~ TO WORK
'Health Regained by Right Foo&.
The average healthy man or wmaa
an is usually eager to be lausy at
some useful task or employment.
But let dyspepsia or indfgestlosa
get hold of one, and all' endeavor be
comes a burden.
"A year' ago, after recovering fronm
Oan op)eration." writes a Mich. 'tad
"my stomach and nerves bega at,
give mes much truble.
"At times my- kppetlte was worm.
clous, but when indulged, indfgnatom,
followed. Other times r had' no a
petite whatever. The food I tooke gg'
not nourish mie and I grow weesor
."I lost interest in everything aini'
wanted to be alone. I had always
had good nerves, but now the mnerdt
trifle would upset me and brIng on a.
violent headache. Walking acrmn
the room was an effort and prescrib'
exorcise was out of the question.
"I had seen Grape-Nuts advertss
but didl r.ot bi'lieve what 1 ,ead4. at
the time. At last when it seemed m.'
IAf I were llt"rally starving, I begne a.
"I had not l;een able to worR fog ar
year. but now after two meetbs m
Grape-Nuts I am eager to be a
again. M y stomach gives me no te
ble now, my nerves are steayas
ever, and' interest in life and aweM.
tion have come back with the retuaan
"There's a Reason."
Name given by Postum Co., Rattle,
Creek,' Mich, Read "The Road to
Wellville," in ykgs.
Kver s'eAd Ahe above. et~
net9 one avpepts trom \ha4e . "'las
They ave p,*ese eeniu~ ,~