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MaNe the Gift EpreeeI
Appe.cht-1 g the oHsHitaty Shows
Him By the Soethrs People.
New York Citj.-A gift of $1,000,000
by John D. Rockefeller to fight the
"hook worm disease" was announced
A dozen well known educators and
scientists, selected in large part from
Institutions of learning in the south.
where the parasite is prevalent, were
called in conference with Mr. Rocke
efes representatives, and at that
meeting Mr. Rockefeller's desire to
organize a commission to carry on a
campaign against the malady was dip
mzssed. As a result of this discussion
of the situation, the "Rockefeller
coltnission for the Eradication of the
Book Worm Disease" was organized.
The members of this commission,
as selected by Mr. Rockefeller, are:
Dr. William H. Welch, professor ef
pathology in Johns Hopkins universl
ty. president of the American Medical
assoiation; Dr. Simon Flexner, direc
tor of Rockefeller Institute for Med
ical- Research: Dr. Charles W. Stiles,
chief of the division of zoorogy, Unit
id States Rublic Health and Marine
Hospital service, and discoverer of
the American species of hook worm,
and the prevalence of the disease in
- A1erica; Dr., Edward A. Alderman,
presdbnt of the University of Virgin
fa; Dr. David F. Houston, chancellor
of Washington university, St. Louis,
No.'Professor P. P. Claxon, profes
sor of education in the University of
Tennessee; Honorable J. Y. Joyner,
state superintendent of education in
X qrth Carolina, and president of the
NatiollI Educational association;
'Waler H. Page, editor of the World's
W*; Dr. H. B. Frissell, principal
Hampton institute; Frederick T.
. Gates, one of Mr. Rockefeller's busi
n managers; Starr J. Murphy, Mr.
Rockefeler's counsel in benevolent
matters; John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Al but Professor Claxton and Mr.
Joyner were present at the meeting
and they have both since accepted
places on the boards elected to carry
out Mr. Rockefeller's plans.
In calling these gentlemen together
Mr. Rockefeller addressed to each a
letter pointing out his interest in re
1leving the human suffering caused by
the "hook worm" parasite, especially
because, he said, it had been his pleas
we to spend a portion of each year
among the warm-hearted people of
the south, and he welcomed the op
portunity to express appreciation of
their many kindnesses and hospital
The members of the commission
In framing a reply to Mr. Rockefel
ler's offer of $1,000,000 declared that
the proposition met with their hearti
"Two millions of our people are in
fected with this parasite," they ad
ded. "It is by no means confined to
one class; it takes Its toll of suffering
and death from the intelligent and
well-to-do as well as from the less for
The "hook worm," according to
New York Medical authorities, is a
hair-like parasite to which is eharg
ed a form of anemia prevalent espec
ially among the poor people of the
south. It was not until recent years
that'members of the medical profess
slon recognized that a parasite caus
ed the malady.
In December, 1902, Dr. Charles
Wardell Stiles, then a zoologist in the
Bureau of Animal Industry at Wash
ington. who had been studying in
testinal parasites, announced to the
Pan-American Sanitary congress his
conviction that the so-called "lazi-.
ness' and "shiftlessness," widely ob
served in certain portions of the south
wa a specific disease due to the
hook worm. Many members of the
congress expressed surprise at the
announcement and up to the present
the disease has been a matter of
REPORT ON RAILlROAD ACCIDENTS,
Railroads Killed 2.791 During the1
Washington, D. C.-The interstate
commerce commission announces that
by railroad accidents during the year
ending June 30,. 1909, 2.791 p)ersons
were killed and 63.920 injured, as
against 3,704 killed and 6.S,9S9 injur
ed in the preceding year. The num
ber of employees killed in coupling
cars was 32 per cent less than last
It i's also shown that there were
2,917 derailments and collisions in the
same period, -of which 272 affected
DYNAMITE USED ON AMDLERS.
Two Bombs Thrown in Chicago
Chicago, 11.-Two bombs were
thrown here in the downtown dis
trict in buildings occupied by gamb
ling clubs. The bombs were the thir
ty-second and thirty-third that have
been hurled in gambling establish
ments within the last two years. No
one was injured.
For two years~ bombs have been ox
ploded intermit.tently In Chicago in
the vicinity of places declared to
house gambling clubs and bookmak
ers' establishments. The bombs
have been thrown in what is believed
ed to be a quarrel between gamblers
who operate in violation of the law.
FIRST TRAIN ON C. . ? 0.
Road Between Dante, Va., and Spar
tanburg, S. C., Formally Opened.
Spartanburg, S. C.-First train over
the C. C. and 0. railroad between.
here and Dante, Va., arrived in itis.
city with eight hundred visitors fro:n
Johnson City, Tenn.. and other points
of the road, which was held h-e
for the celebration of the com;.letion
Five thousand people were at the s
tion to witness the arrival of the nrist
train over the r.ew road and to wel
come the visitors.
ynynigrant Train Was Telescoped by
Fort Way'ne, lnd.-In a collision be
tween a west-bund im:nnt train
and an eastXUound fre:h:zr :*a
Tci,on the 9hicauo and Ej. 1
Sroad. thirty- e im a - ' :.
womnen and childrenl - iued
\some of them, fatally.
The air brakes of the f: r'ht train
ailed to work, and it pl!owed tmo
e imigrant train. which w as stand
, telfcopng oe coach an2d ditch
WOMENTHREW ACID ON BALLOTS.
English Suffragette, Smashes Bottles,
But Doesn't Hurt the Tickets.
London, England.-Mrs. Chapin, a
suffragette, furnished a thrill at the
Bermondozey, by-election. when she
smashed a bottle containing corrosive
acid upon a ballot box. Her intention
evidently was to destroy the ballots
in the box as a protest against the
exclusion of women from the right
of franchise. What she accomplished
was the painful burning of some of
the election officers and assurances
of her own arrest.
About' the same time a similar out
rage was attempted at another booth
by a young girl who wore the suffra
gette colors. In the latter instance
little damage was done beyond the
burning of the finger tips of the elec
tion officials who removed the bits of
broken glass. So far as could be as
certained, not much acid reached the
ballots in either case.
FOTBALL FATAL TO CADET.
Member of West Point Eleven Dies.
injured in Harvard Game.
West Point, N. 'Y.-Cadet A. Eu
-;ene Byrne of Buffalo, U. S. A., a
fourth year man at the United States
Military Academy, died in the cadet
hospital, a sacrifice to football.
The army is accustomed to death,
but not in this deplorable form; and
this tragedy of the gridiron has
brought such poignant grief to offi
cers and cadets alike that the end of
football at West Point and Annapolis
is predicted by many.
Brave as was the young soldier's
fight against death, it was hopeless
from the start. Buried beneath a
mass of struggling players in the
Harvard-Army game, his neck was
twisted and broken by the weight of
the crushing pile above him, and he
as picked up with every nerve of
his body, except those of his head and
raee; helpless to perform their func
tions. Only the immediate resort to
artificial respiraition kept the boy
rom almost instant death.
Because of the death of Cadet
Byrne no more football will be played
by the West Point eleven this year.
This statement was*made by Colonel
Hugh L. Scott, superintendent of the
United States Military Academy, af
ter a consultation with the athletic
authorities of the academy on the
death of young Byrne.
12 MEN KILLED IN -COAL MINE.
Dynamite Supposed to Have Caused
Johnstown, Pa.-Twelve men were
killed in the Cambria Steel Compa
ny's coal mine, two miles from here,
as the result of what is supposed
to have been a dynamite explosion.
All the dead are foreigners. Three
men escaped with their lives by a
perilous climb on life ladders through
poisonous mine gas and falling slate
up the walls of the main shaft. At
the time of the explosion only fifteen
workmen, all t.rack layers, were in
The explosion occurred at sun
own, as the workmen were putting
their tools away at the end of their
day's work. Hundreds of persons
gathered at the mine entrance with
n an incredible space of time.
A force of men, working in shifts,
began clearing the debris and fallen
slate in the lower levels of the mine.
It was hours before the workers
gained perceptible headway. When
the final barrier of rocks was passed
the rescue party found twelve forms
uddled close together, the bodies in
dicating that the men had died of
Mine officials,. refused definite in
formation as to the canse of the dis
aster, saying they were awaiting the
arrival of state mine examiners.
housands of Acres Growing Wild in
Billings, Mont.-At the meeting of
the National Dry Farming Congress
ere, Dr. Adolph Aaronsohn, in charge
f the dry land experiments in Pales
tine for the Turkish government, made
his first public announcement of his
discovery of a wild wheat on the
slops of Mount Hebron. Dr. Aaron
soh is preparing for a thorough in
vesiation of the subject, including a
survey of thousands of square miles
n which this wheat grows.
Keeping Liquor from IndIans.
Washington, D. C.-The Indian se
cret service for the suppression of the
liquor traffice among Indians is mak
ing a vigorous campaign in Wiscon
sin. Notwithstandinlg the local prej
udice encounter-ed and the active work
of the organized liquor interests, good
results are being r-eported from small
er towns in which roaming Indians
have secured liquor.
Alabama Must Borrow.
Montgomery, Ala.-It is shown that
with a balance, of $60,000 in tne
treasury, the state will have to bor
row at least $50,000 to meet the de
nands of the month of November.
Governor B. B. Coiner, who, under
the new law, may borrow as much
as $300,000, is negotiat; a loan, it
understood, to come in svhen needed.
Dickinson Sells Belie Meade.
Nashville, - Tenn.-J. M. Dickinson,
secretary of war, has sold his coun
try seat. "Belle Meade." four miles
west of here, to J. 0. Leake. a Nash
vilel capitalist. The place comprises
400 arcres of land and the price is
Women LUke Polygamy.
San Francisco, Cal.-"The women
are more anxious for polygamy than
the men are,'' said Bishop Spalding of
Utah, at a conclave of the\ Episcopal
dlocese in this city. The bishop went
ei to say that polygamy in Utah has
mr recruits among the women than
tmo; the men, and that so long as
ann suffrage prevailed in that state
iwuld he utterly impossible to es
a Ush aw' that would result in the
aohion of .1:: gamy.,
Girls fight to Keep "Rtats."
New York C-ty. - Twoi thousand
i Is at''tne ig
'School, B 'V 5
meeting, at wto
ignore an ed. *e
at prr.c!lpal, ''on'
-to discomi -~
rne adornm"ent' V
me:Ig after school iiours. and a r.K U
'htenew ru'le would not be o-cv.
U. and that such girls as dxired
ra: ninue the wcarinig cf rats
The Condition of the Crop This
Month is 55.5.
HNHS TO LOAN ON COTTON
South Carolina Mills Are Buying Indian
Cotton Laid Down for 11 3-4 Cents.
Crop Being Picked Rapidly.
New Ycrk City.-Deterioration for
the past mernta in the condition of
cotton was soiewhat les than nor
mal, being 3.9 points, against 3.6
puint-. la st year, 4 point in 1907, 7.5
points in 1906, 4.3 points in 19U5 and
6 points in 1903. In 1904 condition
gained 1.6 points.
The loss of 3.9 points makes condi
tion this month 55.6 compared with
67.5 last year and 62.4 in 1907. De
terioration was most marked in Ala
bama, Mississippi and Louisiana,
where declines were 5.9 points, 7.9
points and 10 points, respectiv-'iy.
Owing to the very favorable weath
er conditions picking has proceeded
with marked rapidity, 75 per cent be
ing gathered against 71 per cct last
year, 65 per cent the year before and
56 per cent in 196. Only once has
this bcen excecded since 1903, wilen
in 1904, 76 per cent was picked at
this time. Texas and Louisiana are
neaily picked out, where 83 per cent
is gathered in the former and 90 per
cent in the latter.
Unusually favorable weather condi
tidons with practically no scarcity of
labor enabled farmers to gather the
crop with great rapidity, giving a
clean staple and free trom stains.
MILLS TO BUY SEVERAL
BALES OF INDIAN COTTON
Anderson, S. C.-President R. C.
Townsend of the Townsend twine
milis, and President Ellison A.
Smythe of Pelzer cotton mills, have
placed orders for several hundred
bales of Indian cotton, and it is 'an
derstood that other mills in the Pied
mont section have done likewise.
The Indian cotton is of a shorter
staple than the upland cotton, put is
as white and smooth. The mills are
going to experiment with this cotton,
and if it works satisfactory the mill
men are confident large orders wfil
be placed at once. Tle experiment
is being made with this cotcon on
account of the high price of Ameri
can cotton. The Indian cotton was
bought at 11 1-8 cents, f. o. b., New
York. The freight to Anderson is
56 cents per hundred pounds. Thi
cotton can, therefore, be laid down
here for about 11 3-4 cents, while
the American cotton is bringing 14 1-4
cents here now.
BANKS WILL MAKE LOANS
ON STORED COTTON
. Atlanta, Ga.-Banks in (:gorgia
have agreed to loan, upon cottia stor
ed in Farmers' Union warehouses in
this state, a sum aggregating several
million dollars, to tne end that. the
commodity thus financed may be
held until the price reaches 15c.
That was the announcement made
on behalf of the Farmers' Union by
R. F. Duckworth, former state presi
dent, and now chairman of the na
tional executivo committee.
The agreement has been actually
executed, M1r. Duckworth says, and it
will go into effect at once.
The banks s.ubscribing to the ar
rangement will advance money up
to a basis of 13 cents a pound val
uation. Foir this accommodation, it
is understood, interest is charged on
a basis of 8 per cent.
The arrangement will become effec
tive at once, so that members own
ing cotton stored in warehouses and
pressed for funds, may approach the
banks designated by their officials and
obtain sufficient funds to relieve~ their
18-CENT COTTON IS NOW
PREDICTED BY PATTEN
New York City.-James A. Patten,
the Chicago wheat king, who Is .re
puted to hav-e just taken another for
tune of $4,000,000 from the bu4l side
of the cotton market, is the dominat
ing influence in the trading on the
New York Cotton Exchange. Prices
are booming, and it is almost univer
sally believed here that Fatten is the
Patten himself is in Chicago, but
his campaign a' being carried on in
the New York market through a
score or more of his agents here,
according to the firm belief on the
There was some heavy profit-t ak-ing
but prices held firm and all hands
were predicting another rise this af
ternoon. The bulls appear to be in
were p)redicting another rise. The
bulls appear to be in absolute con
trol of the situation, and Fatten's ad
herents are as sincere in their belier
in his infallibility as ever were Sul
lys In the palmiest days of the erst
while "cotton king."
OREAT WASTE OF FUEL
Louisiana Will Force Owners to Pre
serve Wild Gas.
New Orleans, La.-What is declared
by experts of the federal government
to be the greatest wvaste of fuel in
the United States may -be checked by
legal action taken by the state of Lou
isiana. "Wild" gas wells in the Caddo
parish oil fields have for the past two
'ears sent their flames with unabat
ing force high into the air, entailing a
loss of millions of cubic feet of gas
In response to inquiries, Attorney
General Guion expresses the opinion
that the state in its sovereign capac
ity can bring action to stop the end
COLLEGE FOR POOR GIRLS.
$1,000,000 Institution to Be Erected in
BostOn, Mass.-Bostcn is to have a
$.000.000 college for the education of
women and girls of thle middle or
poorer classes, where instruction will
be free and will prepare pupils to
perform housework, sewing, trades or
business suitable for women to earn
an independent living. This college
Ihas been made possible by the will
f the late Frank B. Cotton of Brook
lyn, New York.
STimENT 79 YEARS OLD.
Mrs. Winship Enters Classes at Ohio
Coiumnbus, Ohio.--Mrs. A. D. Win
hip of R(acine, Wis., although very
n ear her 7Iith birthdayv anniversary,
has --iered thxe clases at Ohio State
'neri for the' year. F'or the last
wo ve sh has bee atte~ndinig
sumna r scho a t the~ uni versity.vk
ngsp)ecia sI tudies She has progress
ed so satisactorily that she has de
ided to take a reg-ular course. She
WAR ON BOLL WEEVIL
Expert Advises Destruction of the Stalk
to Kill the Pest.
Jackson, Miss.-Boll weevil experts
have encounttered much opposition to
their work in this state, especially in
the sections where the weevil is just
beginring to make its appearance,
and the character of it is much like
that whieb has often developed in yel
low fever campaigns of the past.
Although knowing that the weevil
must inevitably reach them, the peo
ple, or at least a large proportion of
them. fear that any information going
out to the effect that the insect na.
made his appearance at a particular
point, will have a tendency to injure
Ithe country commercially. The ex
perts, themselves, however, contend
that the very opposite effect is desir
ed, and that by ascertaining where
the insec. is and giving the public
due noti:-- is like a storm warning,
and that if their advice is heeded the
really harmful result will be mini
Rather than go to Texas or other
outside territory for an example, Mr.
Blakeslee takes one - of the state's
own counties and gives figure.3 to
show what the weevil is capable of ac
complishing with his "pernicious ac
A vigorous campaign is being wag
ed to induce the farmers wherever
there is a suspicion of a weevil to
destroy the cotton stalks early this
year and to prepare for an early crop
in 1910. This, it is contended. is the.
whole secret, and will result in a
good crop before the insect will have
time to do serious harm.
WILL CHANGE PROHIBITION 'LAW.
Mississippi May Adopt Constitutional
Jackson, Miss. - The prohibition
leaders of Mississippi, not satisfied
with the present prohibition law as a
whole, will ask the legislature at the
next session to pass additional laws
for the purpose of tightening it up and
strengthening it in its weaker places.
Particularly will they suggest meth
ods of securing its better and more
As to the statutory changes, it is
the practically unanimous opinion that
if the present law is to be tampered
with at all the tampering ought to be
done by those who made the law in
the first place. At the time they
thought they were getting up the best
law they could frame and pass. It
will have had a practical test of a
year by the time the lawmaking body
meets, and its weak points will havA
NIGHT RIDERS ACTIVE.
Excitement Over Raids in Kentucky
Has Reached Fever Heat.
Lexington, Ky.-Advices from Ma
son county are that excitement over
the night rider raids is at fever heat
and troops have been requested from
After the raids on the homes of
Benjamin Longnecker and George
Kreitz, wealthy farmers, every to
bacco grower who did not enter the
Burley Tobacco Society pool armed
himself. The sheriff and a posse are
scouring the vicinity of the raids it
search of certain citizens who were
recognized by K'reitz when they bat
tered down his door and his daugh
ter put them to fight with a gun
PREACHER FAVORS_SUICIDE MACHINE.
Drop a Penny in the Slot and Get a
Ticket to Eternity.
Washington, D. C.-"Drop a penny
in the slot and get a ticket to the
other world," might be the inscriptior
on a machine that is suggested by
Rev. Dr. Donald Guthrie of Baltimore.
Dr. Guthrie was talking on "Cal.
vinism" here, and said:
"'Life has become so meaningless
and so useless to some that I advo
cate the setting up of a suicide ma,
chine, where one can deposit a cent
and be killed easily, and respectably.'
TEXAS RICE CROP.
The Yield Is Placed at 2,123,000
Houston, Texas.-The Post in a re
view of the Texas rice situation,
places the state's yield at 2,123.000
bags. 1,484,000 of Honduras, and 039,
Of the total crop of both Hondura-s
and Japan, a conservative estimate
places the amount already sold at ap
proximately 400,000 bags, including it
storage and still unsold, about 1,823,
000 bags. _________
Every one of the skins in the col
lection of Roosevelt trophies receiv
ed from Africa has been found to be
in good contdition by the taxidermists
of the Smithsonian in.stitu!tion. Some
of the trophies are declared to be
among tne most magnificent speci
nens that have come into the poses
sion of the institute.
Ca5pain Hansent oflth N ogaU
shi Hovin rom ono ~t Marqus
Eastt Africa, was~. fined $5,000lOe by Co
.for no avn all~ofa alth fr .oml
propose to$1 pass upo PJalO terca
prfomances an t protstagins'st
tose~ which~ t deem immora or
othrs! oe ui.qn The~~ mebeshpof
the cubu coit oufl~ woen frnom
opvery. women' clu int Cookcounty
adJ ituis ex~pect et il beo lae
enoughq tou mae its~ demans 'heardo
Ms.8E J. odnarrm an. ath
res of0a th industrial empoyr weSAII
Cparincommitte of the NYorwegivac
shderatovdin fromLornof ars
fort no having aodl of helthalizo
nathe Amealsu loyr n u
pro,pose t ias ulnne all theatrcal
pefomn agitatortesto awhinst
to suich practice. morlo
arrv clu conaw's fconten thaomh
andltly commtted wil te lag
with the manages.ia o h rm
Mrs. iJa. Bodewng Himan auitheo
hestcofrte ofnuralering Stanford
Whie cmitteh New Yotya oiver
ruedertinyhnk --our ofittinal in Ap
an:~~ nd itiV lne yte(
REVOLUTION IN 6REU
Government Forts and Rebel TorpOdO
Boats Exchange Shots.
Ather.s, GreCce.-After almost 2,000
ycars which have elapsed since Them
istocles gained a memorable victory
over the Persians, Salamis again was
the scene of a naval battle.
The correspondent of the Associat
ed Pr-s has just returned here from
Scaramanga, where he witnessed 20
minutes of fighting between field bat
teries and big warships on the one
side and the mutinous baud of naval
officers which quitted the capital with
turpedo boats on the other.
Some of the projectiles struck the
arsenal buildings, but the correspond
ent saw only * .e shell hit a torpedo
boat-the Spc..aona-which was im
mediately enveloped in a cloud ot
.During the action the torpedo boats
gradually retired, steaming back
ward until they obtained the shelter
of the headland, when the firing ceas
ed. The rebel vessels, while the en
gagement was in progress, returned
the fire of the warships and field ar
tilleries, but apparently little damage
wa: done on either side. The rebels
were led by Lieutenant Tibaldos and
are reported to have numbered 300
Athens remains quiet, but mpuch
suppressed excitement prevails.
An official statement has been Is
sued, stating that the arsenal, which
was in the hands of the rebels, has
been recaptured, and that the mutin
ous torpedo boats are expected to
OPOSSUM DESTKUYED U. S. MAIL
Practical Joke Will Get Louisiana
People Into Trouble.
Washington, D. C.-A practical
joke, with an opossum as the chief
factor, is likely to get some prominent
people into trouble with the United
States government. A party of about
twenty-five well known people of Lees
ville, La., placed an opossum in the
package bin of the local postoffice.
When the postmaster opened the bin
he found that the mail had been
chewed to fragments by the animal.
The names of the jokers have been
obtained by the department and ac
tion against them will be instituted
in the near future.
LATE NEWS NOTES.
Once again the Bank of England
has raised, its discount rate, the ad
vance of one point bringing it to 5
per cent, the highest point since the
panic of 1907. It is the third con
secutive week since it has been felt
necessary to prevent gold leakage
by raising the discount a point. The
gold reserve was then down to $110,.
000,000. Berlin being a strong factor
in the gold demand.
Seventy-five thousand pounds of to
bacco, belonging to C. A. Simpson
of Grant county, Kentucky, who was
aided in its shipment by state mill.
tia, arrived in Lexington. Simpson
is not a member of the Burley pool.
Having been threatened, and fearing
interference if he attempted to ship
his tobacco, he appealed to Governor
WVilson for aid. The governor detail
ed a detachment of state trnops fronm
Cynthiana to go to Grant county
and assist in the shipment of the
In their effort to give President
Taft a royal welcome when he visited
Jackson, Miss., the citizens had an
entire banquet furnished from Chi
cago. The hotel where the dinner
was given supplied nothing but the
chairs and the tables. Linen, china,
glassware, silverware and food were
shipped from Chicago. Forty ser
vante, including the most skilled
waiters and the finest cooks to be
found in Chicago, traveleg the seven
hundred and thirty-eight miles .to the
Mississippi city to prepare and serve
the repast in the most artistic and p
proved fashion. Of the food, only
filet of pompano and roast wild tur
key, both of which are native of Mis
sissippi, were obtained in Jackson.
No wines were shipped from Chicago
as Mississippi is a nrohibition state.
The coast defense guns at Fort
Hancock, near Sandy Hooks N. J,,
have made a new record. At a mov
ing target four miles off the ten-inch
disappearing gune were fired and four
hits out of four shots in one minute
Half a million dollars in the Chero
k-e, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian
rib)al funds is involved in a decision
announced by the comptroller of the
treasur-y authorizing the disb~ursing
Glcer to p)ay claimants entitled to re
ceive the money on behalf of .minors
(or deecas;ed allotees. There are ap
proximately ten thousand minors to
whom are~ due amounts ranging from
3 cents to ~55. The $500,000 is ex
clusive of what may be found due
the Choctaw and Chickasaw freedmen
and the Mississippi Choctaws, whose
right to participate In the tribal fund
s yet to be determined.
The prevailing sentiment in the in
land waterways commission is not
yet in favor of the isstte of bonds
for the improvement of internal wa
terways. President Taft has ex
pressed himself in a tentative way,
at least, in favor of thus raising mon
ey to expediate the improvements of
rivers and har.bors, but the comngs
son is not convinced that this is de
President Taft has approved the
sentence of dismissal In the case of
First Lieutenant Edward W. Terry,
Twenty-second infantry, recently
t-ied and convicted by courtmartial
at Fort Gibbon, Alaska. Terry had
given his pledge in 1906 to abstain
from intoxicating liquors for five
years, this he violated while on duty.
The supreme court of Illinois held
that the city of Chicago was respon
sible for cars burned in the railroad
riots in Chicago in 1894, whether or
nt they were owned by the company
on whose tracks they stocd when de
strov-ed. The court declared the rail
rad company held the cars as bailee.
Secretary of the Treasury Mac
Yeagh has awarded a silver medal of
honor to Second Lieutenant M. M.
Usina, of the revenue cutter service,
for gallant conduct in saving Miss
Emily Gray from drowning last July
at Fort Morgan, Ala.
*Notwithstanding the fact that 45,
312 veteran pensioners of Uncle Sam
Idied during the past fiscal year, and
ver three thousand more were drop
p-d from the rolls from cther causes,
the amount paid out in pensions du
ing thiat year was larger tihan for
any preceding year: the amiount was
$161.73.703. Commissiono Warner
explains these facts by lhowin~g that
a large nlumber of :wwv peirsioners
were placed '!n hi :o'kI) y the not
of February G.1,7. granting $12, $15
and $20 to suir.ivors of the war with
Mexico and the civil war on reaching
the ages of '2. 70 and 75. regardless
njri.;< havingr been received.
CENSUS Of RELI010ON
33,000,000 Members of Church
in the United States.
44 4NEW CHURCHES IN SOUTHl
$13,000,000 Spent in New Church Build
ings During the First Nine Months of
1909 in the 14 Southern States.
Washington, D. C.-That the church
members in the United States num
bered nearly 33,000,000 in 1906; that
there wei e a billion and a quarter
dollars invested in church ediftces ;
that every day eight new churches
sent their spires skyward; that men
formed considerably less than half
the total church wemboership; that in
sixteen states the majority of the
church membership were Roman Cath
olic, but tnat of the grand total ot
church members reported for the Uni
ted States 61.6 per cent were Protest
ants and 36.7 per cent Roman Catho
lics-these are the salient lacts ap
icaring ; the proof sheets of a Uni
ted sLates census bureau bulletin,
prepared by William C. Hunt, chief
statistician of the division of popuia
tion of tue United States census bu
More than $13,000,000 is represent
ed in 444 new churca edifices as having
been built, in course of erection or
deninitely planned during the first
nine months of 190P in the 14 south
ern states, the District of Columbia,
Oklahoma and Missouri.
Of the total amount $4,396,000 rep
resent Methodist undertakings, $2,
708,500 Baptist, $1,840,500 Protestant
Episcopal, $1,161,000 Presbyterian,
$930,000 Catholic, $369,000 Christian,
$270,500 Lutheran, $210,400 Jewish,
and $1,066,700 various bodies with
comparatively small following in the
THE PEREECT HUSBAND.
Qualifications of a "Model Husband"
Of the Chicago Standard.
Chicago, Ill.-Samuel W. Van Nos
tram, who was adjudged the "model
husband" at the second annual "hub
by show," received from his wife
credit for being the possessor of ,all
the virtues necessary to make an
"Other than pqssessing the most
super-husbandly quality of being good
natured before breakfast," said Mrs.
Van Nostran, "my husband allows me
to carry the family pocketbook and
declares, just as if he meant it, tha
my cooking is so far a 'mothe
efforts in the cullinary line,
could be no comparison. If Is
not glory enough for one woman, I
would like to know what is."
The complete list of desirable qual
ities attributed to her husband by
Mrs. Van Nostran are:
Prompt at meals.
An adept with the chafing dish.
Good judge of feminine beauty.
Generous and kind-hearted.
Enjoys home more than the club.
Happiest when among friends.
Mr. Van Nostran, who also received
the prize for his almost womanly abil.
ity to sew on a button, Is thirty-five
years old, and has been married nine
JUDGE BERNARD DEAD.
Was One of Florida's Oldest and
Most Influential Citizens.
Tallahassee, Fla.-Judge Jesse Tal
bot Bernard, one of Florida's oldest
and at one time most influential olt
izens, died at the residence of hi.
daughter, Mrs. T. B. Byrd, at 635
South Calhoun street.
The death of Judge Bernard marks
the close of a brilliant career and a
life of usefulness. During the war
between the states he was adjutant
quartermaster to General R. E. Lee's
headquarters. After the "days of re
construction" he was elected the first
democratic mayor of this city. Fol
lowing this he accepted appointment
of judge of Leon county.
Suffrage for Women Was Not Men
tioned at Recent Meeting.
NashviWe, Tenn.--Mrs. R. WV. Mac
Donell, general secretary of the wvo
man's board of home missions of the
Methodist 'Episcopal Church, south,
states that the wonman's board, which
receintly mnet in Savannah, Ga.. had
been misrepr-esented in the statement
that it had declared in favor of wo
man stuffrage. Mrs. MacD)onell states
that the board not only did not take
Isuch action, but not one wc.rd was ut
tered on the subject during the entire
session. This board, she says, is a
church body and devotes it,s time and
attention to church and ecclesiastical
BALLOON TO_CIRCLE GLOBE.
Professor Lowe Constructs Air Craft
to Circumnavigate the World.
Union, S. C.-A plant to circum
navigate the globe in a dirigible bal
loon without having to stop to re
plenish the propelling p)ower--hydro
gen--is regarded a.s entirely practi
cable .by Professor Thaddeus S. C.
Lowe, the noted areosnaut and sci
erntist, and now head of the Mount
Lowe Observatory near Pasadena,
Cal., who is now constructing an air
craft designed to accomuplih that feat.
Professor Lowe has exper-ience in
aeronautics covering more tuan half a
century, and holds the world's bal
Ic-on speed record, 800 miles, in less
than nine hours.
TROOPS MOVING ON fEUDISTS.
Kentucky Militia Ordered to Breath.
itt County to Keep Peace.
Jackson, Ky.-State trooops were
on guard in Breathitt county during
the hours of t'he election and will re
main as long thereafter as there Is
any probability of bloodshed as a
result of the heated contest which
has grown out of the bitter campaign
being waged here over county and
The calling out of the troops fol
lowed a reign~ of terror here.
MONEY MAmKT EgE,
Revival of Speculation in the New
New York City---The irelaxed tone
of the money market in New York
last week cleared the speculative at
n'osphere to some extent and the
stock market emerged through a pe'
riod of uncertainty and irregait- y
into substantial recavery. The~ de
termination of 1s imeial Bank of
Get-many to leaxe the mitnmum dhis
count rate unchaniged at 5 l)er cent
was the initial factor- in impartin
PALMtUO SfkTE NEWS
Clemson College, S. C.-Startling in
its nature and of vital importance, is
the announcement th -7
Clemson College to thi
cotton anthracnose is
to the state of nearl,
nually. More startli
stalement that the di
ing rapidly and thai LL,"Al
farmers of the state, in all sections,
are losing from one-fourth to one-half
of their drops.
The announcement came in the i,
ture of a letter from H. W. Barre,
the botaniet at Clemson to Commis
sioner Watson, who made a request
for a report on the investigation of
the cotton anthracnose while on a re
cent visit to the institution.
During the past year the expert
ment station at Clemson has made a
thorough and exhaustive study of the
ravages of the anthracnose and have
collected data of a conclusive and con
vincing nature which shows that some.
thing must be done to check it and
must be done at once.
"In the majority of cases," says the
letter, "the original infection can be
traced to seed of some so-called im
proved variety purchased from seed
houses or individual cotton breeders.
In a number of cases anthracnose has
appeared this year where cotton has
not been planted before. The seed
whietb were used in planting these
fields, when they could be oh!ained
were found to contain the anthrae.
nose fungus. We have in this way
traced a large number of cases o4
anthracnose to various seed houses."
The estimated annual loss in Geor.
gia from anthracncse is $14,500,00W.
"The remedy," states the report,"of
course must .be in the form of a pre
ventive. The seed are acting as a
distributing agent. This we are pre.
paring to do and by co-operating with
the various other agricultural inter
ests of the state, we hope that some
plan can be perfected which will a
complish tibs. First then we must
induce the farmer to secure clean or
disease free seed."
Columbia, S. C.-A long step in the
right direction is about to be taket
in the interest of the good roads
movement. The office of public roads
ot the United States department of
agriculture in order to obtain com
prehensive and reliable information
oncerning the good roads movement
In the south is arranging to send
an engineer and photographer on JL
tour through this section. It e
desire of the department. that rre.
sult of the tour will be the N mbling
of reasonably com ' data concern
ing the c 'te an cost of
,oad e for
ment and an
-and instructive collection o
tographs, showing all phases of the
Commissioner Watson received a
letter from the acting director of the
department, asking for information us
to the various points in the state,
where road worik is in progress and
also points as will afford the best.op
portunities for ob'
of typical or en -
the experts while
t'his state and wil
his office to assis
law the commissioner is permitted to
call upon the county supervisors for
cooperation in such work, and this
will ,be done. Each county supervisor
In the state will be asked to furnish
the department with all data concern
ing roads in the respective counties
es to what has been done, what Is
proposed, number of miles improved,
cost o fconstruction.
Spartanburg, S. C.-The thousands
of spindles and looms of the cotton
mils in Spartanburg county were
stilled when the presidents of the
sveral mills issued orders to close
down Indefinitely, the shut down be
ig contplete because of the low
prices of the cloth market.
The following are the mIlls offected
'and the amount of cotton consbumed
annually: Clifton 30,000 bales, Paco
et 50,000, Whitney 20,000. Lockhart
40,000, Spartan Mlills 20,000, Ark
wright 10,000. Other mills will close
down during the next week. The
shut down, it is understood, will not
be confined to the mills in the Pied
mont section, but throughout the
The mill presidents say that they
have no idea when' operations will be
The closing down of the cotton
mills has resulted in 19.000 looms and
about 671.000 spindles being idle, and
affects several thousand operatives.
The management of the mills will
'see that the operatives are given
free house rent while the mills are
shut down and will endeavor to keep
the operatives together during the
STATE CAPITAL NOTES. -
.... Governor Ansel has ordered arl
election on the proposed new county
of Dllon or Pee Dee, to be held De
...Governor Ansel dismissed the
board of registration of Dorchester
ounty after considering the charges
of misconduct and neglect of duty .fl
ed with him several days ago. The
case is generally familiar to the pUd
ic. The charge made that Elias Dorr, .
R. M. Limehouse and A. W. Rumiph
iolated the law in that th1ey issued
reistration certificates for the dio'~
pensary election by pr-oxy placint
them in the hands of friends svithout
he person to whom the certificates
oard isued appearing before the
.. The members of the railroad com
mission announce t.hat the comm15'
sio will inspect the South and xVest,
ern Railroad. In fact the road is the
Carola, Clinchfield and Ohio Rau
way, which has be'" '''
er by the secreti
of the members o
ssated that the C. (
erate trains in this
.a traffic arrangenmen
and Western. Undet
It would be unnecess: --
& 0. road to -secure a charter unles
it was the intetionl to extend
line on the seacoast.
.. .Accordng to new tariff issue
by the Atlanti cCoast Line rates a
cbbage plats in the future will
the same,' tinlts in South Carol!
as on cabbay. Some time ago se
eral of t he' ca:iga gruoners of you~
island. na t Chrlton, comlai
to t railroad commission that t
rlw ca..e d : aaer phlr
amn 'The corumiss
tio matter up with the CO
iue of.cials, with the result that
new tariff will be put inta erect
new rate will be a great redUCt
over. the ol.