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ENTERED APRIL 23, 1903, AT PICKENS, S. C., AS SECOND-CLABS MATTE UNDEA ACT OM CONGESS OP MARCH 3, 1879.
VOL, XXXVIII. PICKENS, S. C.4 THURSDAY, FEBBUARY 11, 1999
of Interest Gleaned Frc
U UBLE A:,EA..
q noli Receivers Enter Suit
the Southern iA for
A ng that the tranisaction was
conceir% any consummated in fraud
*f right and interests of the stock
liclders in the Seminole- Scurities
Compa - and that the officers of the
Southe Life Insurance Company
and its gents in the transaction had
knowl of fraud and participated
and be efited by it, conspiring and
colludi g with the officers and agents
of the Seminole Securities Company,
and do damage to the irreparable
hurt a d injury of the Seminole Se
turitie Gemparny, F. G. Thompkin
nd o rs as receivers of the Sem
inole pany have instituted suit
in Ahe -ted States Court here ask
Ing th the whole transaction 'be
Southet e Seminole Company and the
Soule Life Insurance Company be
mbu and the Seminole Company
u ed the $325.000 paid to the
-i t Life by the Se ''nolofficers
tion a eal that has sti ed sensa
Sout r qensation i Nort and
inole me of the Sam
mon for the past few
ase cf School Term.
ntative Garris in the Legis
eceived a gccd bit of con
n on Wedne-~
arris x dil
that if any school with n
th of 20 weeks or less could
te, h its friends, patrons or trus
month ise an amount equal to one
like a salary paid the teacher, a
State. would be given
ed or. e sum of 1-,00
State which has not
rom the regular school funds
ne the sessio?i longer than
ths may have the term ex
in the following manner:
r the patrons raise sufficient
y private subscription or
xation to extend Jtbe term
th, sid schocl shall receive
o extend the term for
onal mont-h: Provided,
hool shall receive more
der the provisions of
in y one year.
2. No application shall be
unless approved by the
rustees of such school and
county in whekai 'dis
ated; and no funds&all
ut by the State 'Mn
eduat ' mount
e sa' scool distr-ict shall
e ited with the couxm
of such county to the
id school in the said
r,es; Provided, That no
an1/receive more than $80
rmn of this act.
hat the sum of $25,000
be necessary, is hereby
e for the purpose of this
Killed by Accident.
'ar!eston. pxcic.-Mr. D. B.
ioy of Walterboro met his
an Tuesdav afternoon while hunt
birds. Alarmed at his failure
~ppear for supper, his sons, J. B.
rifor and D. B. Peurifoy, Jr.,
in search of him and found
it the steps of the target gallerv
the top of his head blown off.
left batirel of his gun was empt,y.
sod that he was refting
oved the gun accidentally
Uniform Weight aorn,
ia, Special.-At the meet
Richland delegation Tues
sentatives from the upper
e county asked that a law
requiring a uniform weight
At present, it is stated, the
measures do not agree
d to change this for
he farmer. The dele.
Men Instantly Killed.
Jo, Seeial.-Three men
antl:- killed when Seaboard
freight trains Nos. 20 and
ed headon six miles north
early Wedne:day morning.
ead1: Engineer Clvde Moore.
L. H. Nickles anal a colored
ins were running at high
ey met on a lonz tres
-- nesday morning andI
and ten ears were
ion of the
NA NEWS ITEMS
m Al Sections of the State and
FOR SOUTH CAROLDNA WATER
Mr. Ellerbe's Request Meets With
All of the projects for surveys of
rivers and harbors in South Caro
lina asked for by the various mem
bers and advocated in the committee
by Representative Ellerbe have p2s
sed the rivers and harbors committee.
T.he b.ill as made up Tuesday contains
:he itetns for survy mentioned a few
days ago and one important oie be
sides an authorization of a survey
of an inland water route from Beau
fort, N. C., on down to Ileorgetown
through the Waccamaw river. Ves
sels which would come down the coast
by the inland water route from Bos
ton as far as Georgetown would be
able to take to the ocean again after
having pa.ssed the dangerous Hatteras
coast. The South Carol-ina end of the
general project has been particularly
championed by Mr. Ellerbe. There is
a provision in the bill also for Mingo
ereek and for the Cooper river, Char
lostorr. In a former dispatch Cooper
should have been mentioned instead
of "Coosaw" for wvhich there is no
Charged With Killing His Wife.
Union, - Special.-The celebrated
case of W. T. Jones, charged with the
murder of his wife, Mrs. Marion
Jones, has been begun.
Short. after 10 o'clock the calling
f itnesses in the Jones case be
Nan, and at 10:40 Jones, in the cus
fody of Deputy Sheriff J. G. Long.
Tr.. and accompanied by his son,
Harry Jones, was brought into court.
He appeared to he quite at ease and
n the best of hcdh and at intcrvais
e his counsel w r'aj%rdng
unt of the large array of
but few spectators have
allowed in court, as the judge
ad given orders that the aisles must
be kept cleared, which order was
well enforced by Sheriff J. G. Long.
At about 11:20 the calling of the
witnesses for the defense was con
hluded by Mr. V. E. DePass, who is
iow associated with the counsel for
I 'e defense, which as at present is
Mr. Jame.s Munro, Townsend & Town
send and Col. George Johnstone of
Newberry. Five minutes later coun
sel for both sides held a joint con-c
sultation. In a few minutes the
State counsel came out and then
Jones had a conference with his at
torneys, while the other side had a
conference with the family connee
.no eceased woman.
It was shortly after 1 o'clock when
Col. Geo. Johnstone made the motion
to quash the indictment because it
did not specify the kind of poison
administered or the nature of the
bruises alleged to have been on Mrs.
Jones' person. This motion, which
was perhaps the feature of the morn
ing session, and the preliminary
skirmish in this great. legal battle,
was overruled by Judge Memminger.
Dr. Jeter was the principal witness.
He testified that Mrs. Jones came by
her death from strychnine poison.
Locating Post Office.
Darlington. Special-Maj. Fred
Brackett, superintendent of the site
division of the treasury department,
spnt Monday in Darlington looking
at the proposed sites for the new
post office building, which the town
is to have, and gathering the neces
sary information on which to base his
reommendations. There are several
of these lots in different localities
and private interests in and around
them have been putting forth stren
uous efforts in their favor, and await
with interest the results.
New Government of Aiken.
Aiken, Special.-Tuesday the new
board of cou.nty commissioners took
their office and the new county gov
ernment went into effect. Instead of
being governed by a supervisor and
two commissioners at heretofore, the
affairs of the county will be in charge
of a chief commissioner and four dis
trict commission ers.
Forest Fire Near Aiken.
Aiken, SpeciaL-A forest fire of
large extent has been raging north of
Aiken. It is stated1, several thousand
acres of valuable timber lands have
been burned over. The damage is not
known. but will probably reach many
thousand dollars. The fire originated
on Saturda, when the wind was
blwing a fierce gale, and soon got
beond all control. It is still burn
i. but not with such fury as Sat
u'day andl Sunday. The fire is said
to have originated through the care
lessness of some unknown hunters.
Four small houses have been burned.
To Build New Church.
Aiken. Special.-Rev. J. B. Derrick
of Augusta, pastor in charge of the
Lutheran congregation of Aiken, nas
appointed a finance committee and a
building commitee to erect at once a
fine church building on the lot recent
y purchased for the purpose on Pen
dleton street. The definite plans of
the two committee -not yet been
formed, but it is stated th a splen
did church will be erected.
A Killing at Walterboro.
Walterboro, Special.-An unfortu
e shooting scrape occurred at Mr.
TI S. s ._ [G!SLAIUR[
Doings of Palmetto Lawmakers Told
in Br' tU.
In a session of 2 1-2 hours Tues
day night the Senate voted down
Senator Carlisle's bank bill.
There was a concurrent resolution,
which was adepted,. received fron
the house, asking that the Unitet
States ecngress be urged to pass laws
in regard to the whiskey trnfic in
conformity with the State laws.
A bill has been introdved in the
senate by Senator Sullivan, which
has attracted attention from a num
ber of paint dealers throughout the
It requires the careful labeling of
paints showing the ingredients in
their make up.
The following passed their third
The following new bills were intro
Mr. Weston-A bill to provide for
the payment of water used in the
public institutions and buildings of
the State located in Columbia; a bill
to regulate the assessment of muni
cipal license taxes of insurance com
panies; and a bill to amend an act
relating to borrowing monley by
Mr. Weston-A bill to enable cities
of 10.000 inhabitants or more to fix
the rates and charges for the supply
of water, gas and electricity, fur
nished by any firm, person or corpora
tion to any such city and the in
Mr. Graydon's bill to fix the place
of trial in all actions to recover the
penalty fixed by statute for delay,
loss or damage to frei,ht by common
Mr. Kelley-A b*Il to make it a
misdemeanor to publish the name of
any maid, woman or woman-child
upon whom a rape or an assault with
intent to ravish bas been committed.
Mr. Wb %ton's b!l to incorporate
the Green Femlo
Tpq.a tJ hn oM --t'.house
mir. C. A. Smith presvrted rcsofii
tions of rrspeet to the memory of
Representative T. A. Clarke, Of ?
Florence, who died Monday night.
Tho resolutions expressed the pro
found sorrow of the house and sym
pathy with the family and ordered
the sergeant-at-arms to -procure a
suitable floral tribute and that a
committee of five be sent to repre
sent the house at the funeral. Messrs.
Ayer, C. A. Smith, W. D. Bryan,
Dingle and Bunch were appointed.
The Senate on - Wedr'esday dis
cussed the question of ballot for as
sociate justice and passed ths follow
Senator Earle's bill as to pollution
of water courses.
Senator Montgomery's bill to
amend the high school act.
Senator Sullivan's bill to require
public ginners and public warehouse
companies to mark bales of cottou
ginned or stored.
The following new bills wvere offer
. Mr. Lide-To amend section 1933,
c>de of laws. 1902, volume 1. relating
o incorporation of towns.
Mr. Otts-To amend seed on 2GS.
volume 1, code of laws, 1902, relat
ng to returning property for taxa
Mr. Carl'sle-A bill relating to
Mr. Bass-To repeal an act - en
titled "An act to amend an act, en
titled, 'An act for the further pro
ection of partridges and quail,' ap
prved 21st day of February, A. 1).
906, by e'anging the time and in
luding Mongolian pheasants and
wild turkey, approved 21st day of
Mr. Bass-To regulate the statis
tis of leaf tobacco sold upon the
loors of leaf tobacco warehouses of
Mr. G raydon-A joint resolution
proposing to amend section 22, ar..
tile 5, of the constitution of the
State of South Carolina, relating to
The House passed the following on
their third reading:
Mr. Richards-To repeal section
3059, volume 1, code of laws of South
Carolina, 1902, relating to the lien
Mr. Wheatley-To authorize the
appointment of a commission to erect
a causeway over the swamp on Coo
sawhatchie river and build a bridge
over said river.
Mr. McColl-To authorize the town
of Clio to issue bonds in aid of the
North Carolina and South Carolina
Many bills of local nature were
passed upon. The House held a night
session at which the following actions
Mr. K. P. Smith 's bill, abolishing
the department of agriculture, comt
merce and ir9migration, and Mr-.
Richards' bill, amending the act
creating the department, were made
Without debate. Mr. Ayer's bill.
requiring county treasurers to de
posit funds in ebartered banks, pas
sed to third reading.
Mr. Harmon of Newberry had the
bill introduced b)y his brother, Mr.
Harmon of Richland, last year, for
bidding the manufacture and sale of
other than safety matches in South
Carolina. The bill went to third
reading, after some little debate, andi
an amendment providing that the
law should go into effect in October.
Mr. Mann's bill, making it a mis
demeanor for any baggage or ex
press agent to wilfully damage or
break open any baggage or express.
went to third reading.
The House also passed without de
bate Mr. Brice's bill providing for
the following additional changes ir
the banking laws.
"Every bank or banking institu
ion reeceiving deposits shall at all
- on hand as a re
equal to 15
shall be the duity tf the State bank
txamiher to enforee this and the prt
Mr. Brice also had passed his bill
limiting the time for recording mort
gages to 20 days. The act would go
into effect in May.
Mr. Cosgrove's bill, authorizing
the insurance commisioper to ap
point fire department officials to in
vestigate fires, also passed to third
Mr. Dixon's Hill. nRming the aTents
or collectors of fraternal societies as
agents, in order to fix their respon
Some Sunday lunch laws then oe
cupied the time of the House, and
finally went to third reading, being
V"Section 1. That from and after
the approval of this act no municipal
corporation in this State shall have
the right to pass any ordinance pro
hibiting hotel and restaurant keep
ers or other persons from serving
meals or lunches to passengers on
trains within the limits of such mfii
cipal corporation on Sunda-. and all
such ordinances heretofore passed
are hereby declared illegal and
The Senate on Thursday took
seven ballots for associate justice
without effect. Among the new bills
are the following:
Mr. 'rgft-Relating to compen
sation allowed Confederate veterans
for property furnished to the Con
federacy without pay.
Mr. Christensen-To further- pro
vide for winding up the affairs of
the State dispensary and for the sale
of the real estate heretofore used
in conducting the dispensary.
Mr. Carlisle-To repeal sections 325
to 331, inclusive, of civil code vol
ume 1, 1902, relating to tax on in
Mr. Otts-To submit State prohi
bition and county dispensary to the
qualified electors of the State at a
Mr. Griffin-Providing for the sale
of infirmary for Confederate veterans
and disposition of proceeds of said
The House killed the Rucker bill,
which would prohibit any towns p -
ing an ordinance against the se of
lunches on Sunday.
Killed the bill reducing the legal
rate of interest to 6 per cent.
Killed the bill for a commission
to inquire into the advisability of
the State going into the phosphat
The new bills offered embraced
those ofMr. Bowman-To amend see
tion 1935, code of laws of South Car
olina, 1902, volume 1, by adding a
provision for forfeiture of charter
of certain towns.
Mr. Tobias-To amend -An act to
incorporate certain religious and
charitable societies. - If
Mr. Wade-To amend an act to
declare the law in reference to and
to remnlate the manufacture, sale,
use, consumption of alcoholic liquors,
so far as the same may relate to
Mr. Dick-To amend section 1228,
vol'e 1. code, 1902, by forbidding
nepotism in employment fktprofes
sors or other employes " ste. in
stitutions of learning.
Mr. McMahan-To amend section
192 of the criminal code of 1902, re
lating to the breaking and entering
of railrond cars.
Mr. McMahan-To amend section
1989 of volume 1, code of laws, re
lating to borrowing money by mu
Mr. Dixon-Conferring right of
action against telegraph companies
doing business in this State for mn
juries to person and property and
for mental anguish.
Mr'. Foster-To fix the liability of
common carriers by railroads.
Mr. Ayer-To require all rent
notes, agreements and rent receipts
to be reeorded in offioe of register
The Senate on Friday passed the
bill of Senator Otts as to costs in
cases in the -original jurisdiction of
the supreme court, with an amend
Considered again Senator Appelt 's
measure to provide for the appoint
ment of a commlissionler to sell the
stock of goods of Clarendcn county
Placed again upon the salendar
Sentor Croft 's resolution as to amo
Among the new bills of importance
Mr. Mauldin-To restrict the use
of taxes, colleetd by municipal officers
to the purposa for which levied and
Mr. Chiristensen-To provide cer
tain conditions to be imposed upon
insurance companies of like character
for the privilege of entering and do
ing business in this State.
Mr. Bass-Submitting the repeal of
those two certain acts, approved De
cember 24, 1891, and December '22
192, respectively, and known as acts
Nos. 933 and 2'72 and found in volume
20 at page 1488 and 21 at page 360.
Mr. Mauldin-To require electric
street railway companies to affix in
losed vestibules to their cars.
Mr. Mauldin-To require a prodnet
tion of State registration certifica-bs
and tax receipts to register for city
or town elections.
Mr. Otts-Concerning notaries pub
lie who are stockholders, directors, of
fiers or employes of banks or other
Mr. Earle-Relating to actions foi
the recovery of personal property.
Mr. Malker-To empower the compt
roller general of the State to make
certain abatements in assessed value.
of certain rice lands in the county of
New bills of 4eneral interest in--the
Mr. Bodie-Relating to ponding
wate in any stream in this e
fgbt was Saturday fired in the State
senate. Upon Senator Appelt's b.l'
to impose a license of $5,900 upon
liquor drummers the discussion as
snmed wide proportions, reaching out
to the other prohibition questions be
fore the legislature this year. With
barely a quorum present Senator
Clifton of Sumter held the floor for
nearly two hours, speaking first upon
the question of the bill and then upon
the question to indefiniiely postpone.
Senator Kelley had succeeded in
having his bill to repeal the lien law
which has passed the house, made a
special order for Wednesday after
third reading bills. Senator Graydon
had had his bill to regulate the charg
es for carrying passengers on rail
roads in this State made a special or
der*for Thursday. Senator Lide had
brought about the same result for his
measure on State-wide prohibition or
was about to do so when there arose
a storm of protest against making any
bill a special order. The great fight
on this question arose on Senator
Otts' bill to prohibit the manufacture,
sale, etc.. of whiskeys, etc., known as
the prohibition bill. It had been
made a special order after a motion
to table this motion had been lost,
but after some more discussion Sena
tor Hardi, s motion to discharge all
special orders prevailed and these
bills are now at their regular places
upon the calendar.
The casus belli was Senator Ap
pelt's bill to provide for a license of
$5,000 in each county of the State for
the conducting of the business of sol
iciting whiskey orders.
Senator Appelt explained the pro
visions of his bill. Under the presont
law whiskey drummers can come in
and solicite orders and are not licens
ed. However, they can not sell the
whiskey in this State nor can they de
liver the goods here.
Amoag the bills introduced were
these of general interest:
Mr. Walker-To amen1 section
2383 and 2334, code of laws. with ref
erence to renunciation of dower.
Mr. Weston-To amend section 948.
code of laws of South Carolina, vol
ume 1, relating to the probate of
deeds, beyond the limits of this tSate.
In the House the folowig were
among the bills intrduced Saturdav:
Mr. Ridgell-Po pay to Wm'. F.
Bowe $171.85 for services rendered in
connection with the State house liti
Mr. Way-To amend an act entitled
"An act to declare the law in refer
ence to and to regulate the manufac
tare, sale, and use of aleholic liquors
Mr. Nieholson-To Pmend sections
2383 and 2394, code of laws of South
Carolina, 1902, volume 1 with refer
enee to renunciation of dower and the
The House put upon third reading
numerous bills of the uncontested
class and cleared the calendar of
much of its bur(Ten. The following
are a few of general interest:
Senator Johnson-Allowing bene
ficiary student of the Citadel to be
relieved of the obligation to teach in
Mr. Carey-Allowing for testimony
of female witnesses in assault cases.
Senator Wharton - Incorporating
the Thornwell orphanage board.
Mr. McMahan-Fixing the charge
for transeribing testiircuny by the
tenographer of this circuit.
Mr. Lawson-Amending the act for
the protection of quail.
Senator Wharton- Incorporatin.g
he Greenville Female College.
Small Part of Canal Put in Use.
Panama. By Cable.-The Pacific
Mail St.eamship Company's steameci
Newport used on Tuesday for the
first time the Pacific entrance to the
canal which los been dred.ed to a
depth of 35 feet. President-elect
Taft was not present wxhen the. New
port started on the trip and There
was no ceremony of any kind.
FEMININE NEWS NjOTER.
Nearly 20,000 women are employed
in Prussia as brickmakers.t An
eleven-hour day is the rule.
Miss Anne Morgan. daughte" of
the financier, started a crusade
arainst unsanitary cigar factories.
Sarah Bernhardt was mentioned as
one of those who might play the lead
ing role in Rostand's "Le Chantieler."~
The clubwomen of Massachusetts
are fighting against the movement to
lower the milk standard in that State.
Calcutta, because of the high rate
of infant mortality, has appointed a
female sanitary inspector at $50 a
Mrs. William Gould Brokaw, mar
ried a little more than a year. sued
for a separation, alleging cruelty and
Mrs. Russell Sage and other wom
en of large means have pledged S 60,
000 to the cause of Woman suffrage
in the United States.
Mrs. Russell Sage slipped and fell
in the hallway of her home. No. 632
Fifth avenue, New York City, receiv
ing a slight fracture of the left wrist.
To Bertha Schultz, a young dre.ss
maker in Hamburg, Germany. $10..
000 was bequeathed on coiidition that
she never marries a man engaged in
an intellectual occupation.
Miss C. de HT. Benest is the first
wonian driver of a motor omnibus r~n
England. She was the only w'oman
to take the examination for motor en
gineering recently' held in London;
Mrs. Harriet 0. Berg is the first
woman to make an.aeroplane asceen
sion, and declares thai the.,xperience
was a very pleasant one.ohie-bavipe
gone up with Wilbur Writ 'She is
Women of fashion and. wo'ten of
the washtub. millionaires and str6et
sweepers, paid homage to the memory
of Father William O'Brien Pardow,
of St. Ignatius Loyola Church,.aa 4hie
late pastor's body. lay in state.
Granting the e*istence of tha~t sup
posed planet beyond Neptune, fts
year, astronomers tell us, agues- t'he'
,ew York World; would* b~6 equal
to about a thousand of our years.
WMt a noise the new planetarians~
must make whenthr-nw'
IIRNAD0 IN SOUIH
Storms Reach from Texas to
SOUTHERN TOWNS AREHIT HARD
Severe Rain, Hal, Wind and Electri.
cal Storms Sweep Over South Cen.
tral States, Killing and Injuring
Many and Destroying fropert
Valed at Hundreds of Thousands
Louisville, Ky., Special-Death foi
probably a score of persons, losses ol
hundreds of thousands of dollars ix
property and the crippling of many
telegraph wires resulted' betweer
noon and dusk Friday from a series
of small tornadoes which swept the
south central States from the Ten
nessee line to the Texas Panhandle.
The storms were accompsnied in most
cases by hail, darkness, terriffic light
ning flashes and sheets of rain.
Most of the towns where loss ol
life occurred are off the railroads, sc
that news from them has been com
ing slowly. Known casualties are:
Stuttgart, Ark.-Mrs. Gerfield and
a child of Will Story. Mrs. Story is
reported fatally injured.
Sulphur Springs, Texas.-Mrs.
James Ardis and Mrs. C. (Wldwell,
from Rolling Fork, Miss., just before
the telephone wires broke word came
that four had been killed.
Booth, Miss., reported to Birming
bam that six had met death there.
In other towns such as Ennis and
Waxahatchie, Tex., and Boscoe, La.,
many dwellings are said to have been
demolished by the wind.
Arkansas and upper Louisiana rice
flelds v-ere injured to the extent of
many thousands cf dollars, while the
larger cities experienced rains and
darkness and lightning bolts that
made large .buildirgs quiver.
At Chattanoogf there was a terri
fir storm of hail.
Reportq from Birminpha-sta~te
that several persons were killed by a
tornado at Cullman, Ala. Friday
The home of George Stewart, seven
miles east of Hanesville, Ala., was
totally destroyed. His 2-days-old
child was blowAi half mile and killed.
His 2-year-cld child was blown into
a grate and probably fatally burned.
Mrs. Stewart was caught under some
rafters in the house and so badly in
Jured- thAt she will die. Mrs. Tom
Bowner and iehild who were in the
house were fatally Im_r_t
Night Firing Tests at Fort Caswell
Washington, Special.-In tests
made at Fort Caswell, N. C., Febru
ary 1st and 2d of the new system of
fire control for rapid-fire guns., the
coast artillery corps made an aver
age of 50 per cent of hits in night
firing at a moving target at range
from 1,700 to 2,000 yards. The pro
jectiles were provided with lighted
tracers, and the target, which was 10
feet by 24 fret was illuminated by
searcblights. The test was conducted
by a 3-inch gun battery and was very
Seven Dead in Alab,ama. -
Birmingham. Ala., Special.-Mayor
George H. Brier, of Cullum, Ala.,
wires !hat seven people arc known
ro hav'e been killed in that county
Friday afterncon by the cyclone
which passed over this section of the
State but that wire communication is
impossible with the stricken locality.
At Kayosa, a mining camp west of
Birmingham on the Southern Rail
way, five houses were blown down but
only n wasin Mr
Logan ~ i~a r
Woman Brutally Murdered.
Ferrell. a negro about 34 years old,
brutally murdered his wife, Chrissie,
Friday afternoon us she sat in hcr
l'cme on Highland avenue. He fired
four shots from a revolver, killing
her instantly. An eye-witness says
Ferrell began firing after his wife
told him she was af!iid to live with
hinm longer, she having left him after
a fight Christmas week.
Haskell Meniorial Home Burnmd;
Battle Creek. Mich., Special.-The
Haskell Memorial Home was destroy
ed by fire Friday morning. Three of
the thirty-seven members of the or
phanage aie missing. Seven little
girls jumped from a third story win
dow, but it is not thought any of
them are fotally Lurt. James Arm
strong. 12 yer o!d. standing on a
shed under the window from which
the girls had to jurrp, directed thu,m
how to make their fall as easy as
possible and ca ight two of the small
er girls in his arms.
Dies Protesting Innocence.
Spartanburg, S. C.. Special-Will
Foster, colored, who was twice con
victed on the charge of muredering
John Young, a well-known white man
of the country, in November, 1907,
was hanged in the county jail Friday
morning. Foster went to his death
declaring his innocence. After the
black cap had been adjusted he was
asked if he desnetd to make any state
ment, and he replied that all he had
to say was that he was innocent..
General Items Condensed.
The very latest says a man has
been dug onf of the ruins Messitia
conscious and with chane~ of life
after being shut up there 3S days.
The town of Yehama (says a Chi
cag disac jjflesthljj1 eet
TH L1.1T[ST WARSHIF
The Battleship flelwre Laicnei at
Newport News SA&dy,Dsc*
tion of the Great Sea.Figtr.r
Newport ews, Va.. SpeliaL--The
great battleship Deleware was sue
cessfully Lunched from the yards of
her builders, the Newport News Ship-.
bu&-Ag and Dry Dock Company
Saturday. The lauching was witness
ed by 5,000 people.
Compared with the battleships
eompleted or under oonstruetion, of
the navy of any foreign tointrry
Delaware surpasses all. She -is ane
of four sister ships authorized b
Congress which will form an indo=-:
table squadron. The other vesoelt sza:
the North Dekota, being built at
Quincy, Mass.; the Florida, which
will be built at the New York navy
yard, and the Utah, to be bit W
Camden, N. J..
The Delawire is to carry as heavy.
armor and as powerful armament as
arny known vessel of its c#ss; will
have a speed of 21 knots, which is
believed to be the highest otcable
for a vestel of this type Ii.- elass,
and will have the hihest practicable
radius of action. The arrangements
of her main battery guns is such as to
permit a broadside dre 25 1per cent
greater than that of the broadside
of any battleship now built, or, so far
as is knowir, under construction. Her
defensive qalities, other than those.
dependent upon armor protection, are
such as to give the maximum degree
of protection to all the vital portioft
by means of unusually effective com
partmental sub-division, so that in
?onjunction with her armor protection
the defensive qualties of thilbtessel
are believed to be distinctly superior.
to those of any battfeship hereto de
signed. The hWll is protected by a
watei line beft of armor 8 feit in
width, whose maximum thickness is 11
inches. This armor belt gives effee
tire protectioil to the boilers, machin
ery and magazine spaces. The si4e
abor the Tmain armor belt is pro
ed by armor 7 feet 3 inches
of a maximum thiness o
Above the ma' armor amid
ships the side is protected by armor
of 5 inches thickness, which effords
protection to the smoke pives, the ma
ior portien of the secondary batter
ies of of 5-inch guns and the hull
Ur. Taft Laves Colon.
Colon.. By a Cable.-Preident-eleet
William H. Taft and party left here
at 0 o'clock Sunday evening on board
the cruiser North Carolina for New
Orleans acompanied by the eruiser
MonUna. . previous to embaik
ing Mr. Taft gaVer'* the foowing:
"I am not prepai ttf ke a
statement rsAoe-reialts .
to the isthmTw, except to say .that we
have found the work progressing in
a most satisfactory way; the organi
zation better than ever before, the
esprit de corps ezeellent and the de
laera.c ofM en.he humblest
the canal. I am sure that tl
impressed itself upon ee one of
board of visiting engineers as it lias
''With reference to the type of the
canal and the contininne of the
present plans, the engineers prom~
that they will he able to hand, e
their report by the time we la at
Asheville, N. C., SpeciTlln
wife that he was going downstairs to
shave, James M. Hyatt a prominent
business man of this place, Sunday
morning shortly after 8 o'cloek'pick
ed up his razor and other shaving ma
terial, went down stairs, locking the
doors ' slashed his th:~oat with the
razor, n-mc after the act was
e can be assigned
for the rash no).
General News in Brief.
Charlottesville, Vs., suffered from
a dissstrious fire on Friday. the 4th.
The loss is estimated at $250..000.
Subpoenas haive been issued by
Judge L.andis for a new trial of the
Standard 0'l Co. Judge Landis be
tore imposed a fine of .$29.240,000 on
the ecmpany which succeeded in get
ting~ a new trial.
It is proposed at this late day to
.ather the ashes of Major Pierre
Cailes L' Enfant. the French engi
neer, and bury them at Ail'ngton and
to have a suitable monnment in rec
ognition of his services to Gen. Wash
ington in planning the Capital City.
Bryan Denies the Story.
Jacksonville, Fla.. Special.-Wil-.
lam Jennings Bryan reached Jackson
nile at 7 o'clock Sunday morning
from Deland and emphatically denies
the story sent out regarding the.
alleged autemobile accident near Tar
poni Springs, in wVhich it was said that
he was badly injured and undcr treat
ment in a Tampa hotel.
The Eico Su,ply Estimated.
Houston, *Tex.. Special.-A. E
Groves. seeretary of the Texas-Louisi
ana Farmers' Association, has given
out an estimate e-f the rice now held
h:. fiimrers and by milks Acvcording
to. his niamues therie ar' 90.000 sacks
of oier and : :~ jlee in I.ouisiana
:m,l 917.000O in Tex:'. tf whieh latter
510.000 is a neTh. M'-. r:oves esti
matt 1(-e :' ?'' a w'hl be need
Ma.ccn Har Sie 000 Fire.
Macon, Ga., Speiti.-Fire originat
ing in a cottage on Wilder street in
south Macon. Sunday morning at 11
o'clock, driven by a stiff wind rapid
lyrd to adjourning dwelings,
wher t e
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