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Sugar Trust Has Underweighed
for Twenty-Five 1Years.
Alleged That Trust Corrupted Customs
Offi-la and Stle 5 to 10 Per Cent
Oa Ztery- Cargo.
New . York City. -~ New facts
brought to light diclose the fact that
the American - Sugar Reiuning com
pany, Detter known as the sugar trust,
has stolen the enormous sum of $30,
00050 from the United States treas
"rywithin the past twenty years
;throughi under-weighing of importa
tionis ad under-payment of customs
duties.',As *a repuit more federal in
dictments have been drawn up.
The facts reveal. the trust's, whole
sale' corruption of customs officials
and its covert bribery of politicians
to accomplish its ends. The customs
j.ficials 2der-weighed the importa
S. the politicians kept them in
It apptars that the trust has been
stealing from five to ten per cent du
ties on- every cargo of sugar brought
lato the United States for the past
The prosecution of the sugar. trust
It is understood, is taking cognizance
of these facts. The methods revealeg
have -given the United States authori
ties cause for considerable thought
and much planning.
The accusation is made that the to
bacco trust has- been importing the
product in .bales listed as liller, which
pays a certain duty, when the bales
also contained wrapper tobacco. The
latter should pay a considerably hign
er duty. The government authorities
have under lpvestigation the sugar
importation of the Arbuckle brothers.
t is claimed -that there is a discrep
- lncy-' between the original invoices
of the sugar and the weighters' re
turns. It is this on which the claim
for reiyment of back duties will bb
In the- recent developments of the
-ght on the trust the corporation has
been forced to give up more than $2,
00,000. ,The exact showing is:
Pines for rebating, which at the
time' imposed were four times as
large as any precedent, $168,000.
Punishment for cheating the gov
ernment. with false scales, $135,000.
Back 'duties paid when the trust
Was convicted of defrauding the gov
erment with fradulent scales, $2,
The federal grand jury handed
down an indictment against Oliver
Stitzer. Thomas Kehoe. Gene Vala
ker, Edward A. Boyle, John R. Volye
arid Patrick J, Hennessy, employes of
the American Suga'r Refining com
pany, on the Havemeyer and Elders
Piedsons .Williamsburg -plant.
BOY BANDIT KILLS BANK OfFIERS.
Robber Entered indianra .Bank n
Laouisviile, Ky.-In an attempt at
bank robbery, a young man who has
been identified as Thomas Jefferson
Hall of Louisville, son of a dealer
In furniture, entered the Merchants'
National bank at 'New Albany, Ind.,
and killed J. Hangary Fawcett, cash
ier of the- bank; seriously wounded
John K; Woodward, president of the
bank, and wounded James R. Tucker,
a negro chauffeur, probably fe~tally.
(When Hall entered the bank he
carried a pistol in each hand. Alter
commanding everyone to throw up
his hands and "get into the vault,"
Hall. begam shooting.
Following the shooting, the murder
er rushed from the bank and tried to
escape in an automobile. After the
shooting at the bank, the chauffeur
was paralyzed with terror and appar
entely incapable of action, sat still
When the robber jumped into the car
ad ordered him to speed up the ma
chine. The robber then Jumped out
o flihe automobile, sihot the negro in
te back and ran to tile Ohio river.
He seized a skiff and started to the
Louilsville side of the river but was
captured iby a fast motor boat.
1'he bandit was jaken to the New
Albany ,jail. A few moments later
he~ was' removed to the Southern In
dijana reformatory at Jeffersonville,
to escape thle mob which had formed
to lynch him.
TUIOIUGiT lE WAS IN EDEN.
But it Was Only Auditorium of Pres
Louisville, Ky.-Thle services oi
four policemen were necessary to re
move Michael Maz, a Cincinnati tail
or, from the auditorium of the South
eien Presbyterian. Theological Semi
nnary In' this city. Maz, stark naked
and loudly praying, said that he was
in the Garden of' Eden and that it
was too-good a place to leave.
WILL REORGjANIZE NAV.
Meyer's Plans Have Been Sanctioned
By President Taft.
Washington, D. C.-Secretary May
ers' plans for reorganization of the,
navy have received presidential sanc-j
tion. The secretary went to Rich
mond. When the "Taft Day" was
ended and the members of the pres
Idential party were comfortably fix
ed in their cars Secretary Meyer went
to the president, according to a pre'
vious arrangement, and outlined .to
bim ,his scheme for Improving ~the
efficiency of the navy. The president
approved of Mr. Meyer's plans and
this will form the basis for the report
of the secretary of the navy to the
coming session of congress.
HURRICANE IN HAYT.
Much Damage and Numerous Fatali
ties Reported on Island.
Cape Haytien, Hayti.--Although
Hayti has experienced one of the
most violent storms in its history,
there were no signs or reports of an
eartilquake in. tis vicinity. Much
damage is reported, and numerous fa
talities have occurred.
-'Cape Haptien is cut off from Its
customary food supplies by the floods,I
and the people are suffering svrl
FINDS CANCER CURE.
New Form! of Serum Found by Colum
New York City--According to a
report >publisiled here a poitive cure;
for cancer -has been discovered byl
the pathological department of Co
bia university. In eight cases, It
. d, the ne~w Cure, a form ofi
.has proved successful. Thej
s-:.,, rer :ls withheld,
~ e Rockefeller In1
100 PERSONS D.Ii
Steamers Collide Near. Singapore anmd
One Goes Down.
Singapore, Strait Settlements.-The
mail steamer La Seyne of the Mes
sageides Maritimes service, running
between Java and Singapore, and on
her way to this port, was in collision
with the steamer Onda, of the Brit
ish-India line, and sank within two
Seven European passengers, includ- H
ing Baron and Baroness Beniczky, the
captain of La Seyne, five European
offcers - and eighty-eight others, com
prising native passengers and mem
bers of the crew, were drowned.
The rescue of sixty-five persons,
practically from the jaws of shoals hu
of sharks, formed a thrxilling incident nc
of the' wreck.
The accidtnt occurred in a thick ce
haze. The vessels were steaming at ai
good speed and the Seyne was cut fe
almost in half. There was no time th
for panic, nor for any attempt on 'the to
part of officers of the foundering
steamer to get out the boats. The w
majority of those on board were an
caught in their berths and carried D(
down with the .vessel. an
The force of the collision broughf ho
the Onda to almost a dead stop, and sn
her engines mere at once slowed and
boats lowered. The rescue work ril
proved thrilling, for not only was the by
rescuing parties impeded by the dark, hi,
but shoals of sharks were already at- de
tacking those clinging to pieces of mj
wreckage in the water. pa
Sixty-one persons from the ill- ha
fated steamer, were finally dragged to
into the boats and brought by the
Onda to this port. Many of them. had co
been bitten iby- sharks, and several cc
were severely injured. 3S
EDEN A MYTH. it
Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah Called in
Lawrence, Kas.-The prophets ha
Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah were in
lasted as muck-rakers and many of ad
the stories of the old testament were p
termed myths by Dr. Charles Foster ha
Kent of the Yale divinity school, in a
lecture before students of the 1niver- ic"
ity of Kansas here. re
"The prophets of Israel' were the so- th
cial reformers of their times," he said, ei
"They were muck-rakers,. to use a or
present-day term. They were sensa- la
tional in their methods, notable Isaiah,
Ezekiel and Jeremiah. wl
While Professor Kent believes that bli
many of the stories in the old testa- of
ment are myths, he sees good in thenr. ed
He says the prophets were ,teaching to
a simple people and were forced to i
use extraordinary means to drive th
home the points. h
In discussing the story 'of the Gar- hi
den of Eden, the speaker said he be- th
lieved it to be a legend that served
a good purpose, being well fitted to he
the child-like minds of the people to
whom it was first related.
MILLION TO FIlGHT DISEASE. b
Of the Sum of $700,000 Will Be Used a
to Save Tubercular Children. t
New York City.-For fighting dis- t
ase separate gifts totaling nearly a s
illion dollars were announced in de
ew York. Of this sum $700,000 is to sh
e used for the establishment of a sa
uberculosis preventorium for chil
~ren, while $150,000 was given by Mr.m
nd Mrs. William C. Sloane for a 7- i
tory addition to the Sloane Maternity tal
In connection with the taberculosis un
preventoriumn, which proposes to take
from New York tenments children de
ho have been afflicted with tubercu'-p
losis and restore to normal health, -of
Principal contributions to the work
ere made by Nathan Straus, Miss
orothy Whitney, Henry Phip'ps, Isaae
. Seligman and Jacob H. Schiff. Mr. Ct
~traus' gift includes a $500,000 cot
lage and estate at Lakewood, N. J..,
nce occupied by the late Grover
leveland. There the new institution
ill have its home. Miss Whitney
ontributed $100,000 endowment fund. i
SKELETON OF PRIITIVE MAN.
rehistoric Burying Ground is Discov
ered in Ohio.
Ashtabula, Ohio.-Prehistoric bury- 1
fl grounds, which may rival the fa
lOus' Great Serpent Mound near Cim-e
lnnati, were discovered at Point t
Park Hill, near here, when workmen
nearthed the complete skeleton of a c
primeval man. du
The femur is curved like that of the
ape, the tibia is fiat at the joint and
~umerus has a perforation no longer t
ound. The skull slopes back and the
ower jaw prortudes.
Newsy Paragraphi;. ,W
The late Edward H. Harriman was
never known to swear and was, in- St
ense and fervent in his religious be- of
iefs, according to Alexander Millar, Ai
eretary of the Union Pacific Rail- an
ay company, and for twenty years
private secretary to Mr. Harriman, in sti
n address before the Mens club of pri
Plaineld, N. J., Congregationalju
That oral betting does not consti. dt
tute bookmaking within the meaning
of the so-called anti-race track gamb
ing laws of New York, is in effect, pC
the decision of the court of appeals in
bany, N. Y., affirming an order of
the lower courts for Ge discharge HC
from custody of Orkado Jones and a
Sol Lichenstein, who were indicted on dr
a charge of abookmaking. i
Panay, an island of the Vlsayas pe
yroup, Philippines, was crossed by a
tyoon. The storm was epecially se- thi
vere in Caplz province, where many sea
homes were destroyed. Five thousand Col
persons are homelesg, and much prop- sa:
erty and crops were destroyed. The Pr
wind, which was of hurricane force, He
was accompanied by heavy rains, and .na
much of the country is flooded. Isti
Major Thomas H. Hays, formerly: w
nspector general of the- confederae
army, at one time second vice prS e
ent of the Pullman Palace Car corn- Bi
pany, died at his home in Louisville,
y., aged seventy-two. He wad .wide
Ly known in Kentucky politic- so
King Edward celebrat'-1 )his sixty- thi
eighth birthday at Sandringhara plact, fel
surrounded by most of th>e members la<
of his family and a fwintimate pra
friends. Telegrams of dangratulation tha
were received -by his mjiesty from all ou
parts of the worli rils health is con- in
terably, improved. he
Because his a'rt izs on the right'
side of his bod ~afi-nos Contsocas
Las was deport- GreeC. On un
lergoing the r a ei.r ination at
ai Island, the ux:1e f .s discovered Di
hat there was n .a: . eat on the ,
eft side of the .body a id a search
evealed the presence of the vital or- h
an under the right lung: This was( cil
onsdered de..rimental to Lhis health im
id he has been denied 'mission .y w
Mels Jensen, his wife anflve' chl- Je
Iren of Warroad, Minn., were burned v~
death when a can of ke osene St
i Jensen used to start a fir in a t
enIV exonloded. Gasoline ha~ been flC
UAL NINE TR EIIY
[early 400 Miners Killed in Dis
aster at Cherry, Ill.
ARELESSNESS CAUSED fIRE
&y in the Mine Stab'e Ca2ght: Fire and
Before It Could Be Exinguished
Ignited the Coal Vein.
herry, i1.-Nearly four hundred
:man beings, men and boys, it is
w believed, are dead in the St. Paul
Ine here, though expcrts, who suc
eded in penetrating the smoke-filled
shaft to a depth of three hundred
t, returned with a ray of hope for
e grief-stricken relatives of the en
That the fire has been extinguished
ts the conclusion of mining experts
d inspectors sent here by Governor
een to investigate the calamity
d Its causes. For more than thirty
urs the prisoners were subjected to
That life could exist under the ter
le conditioLs apparent is doubted
many, but because no trace of
:h. temperature was found in the
pths of the mine, friends of the
1ners and even officials of the com
ny, have hope that the victims may
e found safety in some recess of
The list of the missing men was
mpiled in the offices of the mining
pany, and it reached the total of
5, including the dead whose bodies
re taken from the burning cages
is thought that this list might bo
reased. One hundred and seventy
n who entered the mines hav-I
en accounted for. The company
d scores of tracers at work round
up the employes and the officials
mitted that the number of men im
soned was greater than they first
d believed to be possible.
Among the missing are many Amer
ns, who' have lived for years and
.red families in Illinois. Though
majority of the miners are for
ners, yet all had their homes here,
in the surrounding towns and vil
The story of the thirteen heroes
o went down to their death in the
zing shaft of the Cherry mine, and
the one man who came back, seat
by fire and blackened by smoke,
'tell the tale, is being related here
all its details and forms, one of
e most enthralling narratives in the
tory of mining in this country.
Standing out above all the others is
story of Dr. L. B. Lowe, the "man
0o came back," the only one of the
roic fourteen who survives to etll
Seven times before the other res
ers began to go down into the
rning shaft, he went down alone in
at, and each time he brought to
- surface his quota of saved. Twen
five miners owe their lives to him.
His hands are badly burned,, but he
ows no other scars. When asked to
scribe his experiences, he merely
rugged- his broad shoulders, and
'I couldn't have done anything
re than I did. It is not worth talk
about. Besides, I am too busy to
e disaster brought to light many
. M. Taylor, general superinten
nt of mines of the St. Paul com
ny, is a pathetic figure at the scene
ANOTHER VICTIM OF FOOTBALL
ristian, of University of Virginia,
Dies of Hurts Received in Game,
Vashington, D. C-Football has
timd another victim in Archer
ristan, the eighteen-year-Old left
if back of the University of Virgin
team, whose injury in the game
th Georgetown university was for
'ed by his death at the hospital.
&n autopsy disclosed that .death
as due to cerebral hemorrhage, fol
The death of Christian hasi put an
d to all football playing by George
n and Virginia for this season.
rofundly stirred by the fatality,
adistrict coroner has sworn a spe'
i jury of prominent citizens, whose
vty lbwill be to suggest, if possible,
me modification of the rougher fea
res of the game.
ME. STEINH EILACtU1TTED.
aman Accused of Murdering Hus
band -and Step-Mother Freed.
Paris, France.-Mme. Margherita
ainhall was acquitted by a jury
the murder of her husband,
olphe Steinheil, a noted painter,
d her Step-mother, Mine Japy.
ro ome degree sentiment and a
iffy, crowded courtroom favored the
soner. With the appearance of the
y an instinctive .feeling of acquit
flashed through the courtroom. A
mmatic scene follomed.
ARMED WOMAN SEEKINGl TAFT.
lice Arrest Woman Who Was
Lookirig for the President.
Vshington, D. C.-When Mrs.
imes of Wauwatosa, Wis., arrived
U~nion station with her two chil
n, she acted suspiciously and Po
eman Sears, who was watching her
ular conduct, arrested her.
hen Mrs. Holmes was taken to
station she was asked by the
geant if there was anythizig he
id do for her. She denounced him,
ing that she had come to warn
esident Taft against the Black
d, which was planning to assasi
t him. On being searched at the
ion it was discovered that she
EACHERS TALKAGAINST CHURCH.
hop Morrison Declares That There
Is a Lack of Orthodoxy.
Newport News, Va.-Bishop Morri
nmade a notable deliverance to
V irginia Methodist Episcopal con
ence here on the subject of the
k of orthordoxy on the part oZ
ahers. He said some men go into
Sministry and feed their families
tf the proceeds thereof, but stand1
he pupit and poison the minds or
people against the teachings of
I TUREY APPENDICITIS.
rner Surgeons Say Fowls Are Not
Built That Way.
Dever, Col.--The announcement
t ppendicitis is causing a scar
Sof~ turkeys produced uncontrolled
riiment among Denver surgeons
oo were intervic wved upon the sub
t. They announced that those Han
drdscientists who had spread the
ryy are art ists in composing fairy
es. Turkeys, they declared, can
a have appendiciais, for their inter
CAUSE OF j NJERSONVILLE DEATHS.
Dr. Kerr, Surgeon at Prison, Says It Was
New Orleans, La.-That hundreds
of deaths which occurred at the con
federate pri-son at Andersonville, Ga.,
during the summer of 1864 were not
due to typhoid fevr, as then suppcs
ed, out were caused by pellagra was
the opinion expressed betore the
Southern Medical Convention 1.ore by
Dr. J. W. Kerr cf Corsicaaa, Texas.
Dr. Kerr, who was surgeon at the
Andei wonville prison, described the
symptoms of tte disease which -at
tacked the inmates so zatialy at that
time, and in nearly every particula.
they were recognized as being cnar
acteristic of pellagra.
- 'Ihis vicw was iurther strengtheneni,
Dr. Kerr said, by the fact that musty
or spoiled corn, generally accredited
by the medical fraternity as being
perhaps the cause of pellagra, consti
Luted the main diet of the prisoners,
because of inability to furnish them
The concensus of opinion among the
physicians who presented -papers on
the subject was tnat peilagra was at
tributable to spoiled corn.
HARD TIM IN ENGLAND.
Labor Conditions Going From Bad to
Washington, D. C. - Labor condi
tions in Great Britain are going from
bad to worse, judging from the re
poit of John L. Grititlis, consul gen
ei al at London, to the department of
commerce and labor.
Wages are being lowered and- the
hours of work are decreasing, while
an alarmingly Lrge increase in the
number of tncse who are registerea
as unemployed is giving grave con
cern. Last year, during the entire
twelve months, the wages of 464,000
persons were reduced .because of the
oad times. In the six months ot
1909, from January to June, or just
half the time, 1,0081,275 were com
pelled to submit to red~ctions in their
The gravity of the situation is vivid
ly. seteforth by the statistics of the
unemployed, prepared and compiled by
the British government. These show
t-hat in the first three days of regis
tration in London last ionth 2,500
persons applied for work than in the
corresponding three day's of October,
There is at present a bill before
parliament, drawn by- the trades
boards, which, if it becomes a law,
will -authorize the board of trade to
establish a minimum rate of wage in
all trades where there is satisfactory
proof that the scale of wages paid is
unusually low or unfair to the work
LET TARIFF ALONE.
Manufacturers Want No Further
New York City.-The country should
let well enough alone, as regards the
tariff, says the National Association of
anufacturers, in a statement dis
crediting certain announcements that
have been sent out of late, indicating
that the association was keeping up
agitation on the subject.
"Some one has been '.issuing circu
lars in our name,". says the state
ment, "saying that we are planning a
crusade of agitation for further tariff
revision. This is untrue. We feel
that the tariff question has been dis
posed of by congress, and that any
attempt to revive the subject will
hamper business and retard the return
"Our reports from all parts of the
country indicate a healthy and decid
ed increase in business, and there is
very proof that we are at the begin-L
ning of an extended period of national -
"The country has had enough of tar
if agitation for the present, and the
people at large insist that the t'arfif
act .be given a fair trial before in
augurating any further agitation."
QEEN JOINS MTERS.
Helena of Italy to Wcrk for Welfare
Atlantic' City, N. J.--Queen Helena
of Italy is to. become a member of
the Internatloohal Congress of Mo'Oh
ers, according to letters received from
the Italian embassy at Washingtor,
by the board of managers of the Na
tional Congress of Mothers at their
session here. In expressing a desire
to join in the work for the welfare
of children of the world, Queen Hel
ena declared her intentiop of sending
a special envoy to. the meeting of the
organized mothers of the land to be
held at Denver next year. It is ex
pected that other European sovereigns
will follow suit.
Time (lock on Harriman's Tomb.
Arden, N. Y.-A time clock has
been placed at the tomb of E. a. Har
riman, on which the night watchman
i-ecords each of his visits. The grave
has been closely watched since the
death of the railroad magnate, and
the time clock -has been installed to
check the watchman.
General Labor Strike Planned.
Philadelphia, Pa-Plans for a gen
eral strike by wage-workers t-hrough
out the country for a period of two
weeks, beginning on the day the ofB
cers of the American Federation of
Labor are imprisoned for contempt
of court, were Inaugurated here at the
meeting of the Central Labor Union
representing about seventy-five thous
\and workers in this city.
$500,OOO From Tips.
New York City-Tips and his say
ings were so wisely invested by Ja4.
Thielman, waiter at a restaurant.
that when he died recently he left an
estate valued at half a million dot
State Receives "Conscience Money."
Columbia, S. C.-The dispensary
commission has recovered $9,508
more in conscience money from two
w'iskey concerns, one $9,000 and the
other $500. The money is in the
bank, but the names of the firms are'
not given out yet.
This makes $47,000 altogether re
ceived in this manner. Attorney
Felder says more is coming, and he
will bring the total up to a quarter
of a million dollars ibefore the inves
Hypnotist aives ilemenstration.
New York City.--The possibilities
of a hypnotist in jail have been re
vealed by Arthur Everton, the mes
nerist, who Is being detined at the
jail at Somerville. N. J., in connec
tion with the death of Robert Simp
son, a professional "subject," who
died while in a cataleptic state before
a theater audience.
To demonstrate what he could do.
Everton easily hypnotized the jail
keeper, James P. Major. in his 'cell.
Iand the latter declares 'that Everton
~ud hae tiaen his keys and freed
NORTH.HAS HOOK WORM
Hygiene Expert Has Been In.
vestigating the Disease.
NOT ONFINED TO POOf
Observations Have Shown Ten Times a
Many Sufferers in New York as in
Southern Factory Districts.
Nashville, Tenn.-Miss Susan Lavi
rence Davis, a hygienic expert of NeN
York city, is here en route east fror
a trip through the south, where sh
has been insestigating the hoop wort
Uisease. She is in position to spea
authciatively concerning only certai
secuus, but her invetigations tau
lar tCLU toward the conclusion thia
there are no more, if as many, hoo
worn victinms in the south than elst
wfrze. 6ne declines to make a pos
Live assertion until she nas carrie
her investi-gations ?urtLher.
Miss Davis nas just spent tw
months in Madison and adjoinin
counties in Alabama investigatlu
hooi worm conditions. Her oiyservi
tions have covered the states of Te:
as, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennesse<
Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Ne,
York and the District of Columbia. I
these states she has found relativel
fewer sufferers from such parasites i
the southern than in the northern an
"My observations have shown,
said Miss Davis, "fully ten times a
many sufferers Irom the parasites i
New York as in the factory distric
of Alabama, which I have just let
And I have examined several times a
many people in Alabama as in Nei
York. I do not find that the parasite
are confined to the pobr and shittles:
I have found many victims among th
wealthier classes in the best res
dence uistricts of New York city."
NO fREE ROSIN.
Protests of Southern Naval Store
Men Given Heed.
Washington, D. C.-After a delug
of representations from the navE
stores people in the south, the soa
manufacturers and other interests i
various parts of the country, th
question of classification of gum rosi
is being given a "try-out" at Failade
phia, wnere the collector has been n(
tified by the. treasury departmen
that he can go ahead assessing a dut
of 20 per cent on such importation
as an article of manufacture no
enumerated in the tariff law.
Southern rosin interests claime
that wrong classification in the lai
has been admitting gum rosin, or ro!
in from abroad, free of duty to th
serious loss of the southern trad(
The collector at Philadelphia asses!
ed gums and gum rosin, natural an,
uncompunaed, bat advanced in va:
ue or condition, by any process a
treatment beyond that necessary to th
proper packing of the drugs and th
preventidn of decay or deterioratio]
pending manufacture, one-fourth c
one per cent per pound, and in add
tion ten per cent ad valorem.
The manufacturing interests usin
rosin sought free admission unde
section 559 of the free list, which ii
cluded gum rosin when natural ani
uncompounided and in the crude stat
and not advanced in value by an;
treatment beyond that necessary fo
preservation -pending manufacture.
The department. would not direct:
re-classification, but advised the col
lector that his assessment of ad vI
orem duty would stand for the pre!
ent, at least.
Forty-Seven Years After They Serve
Soldiers Get Wages.
Cincinnati, Orlo-Forty-seven year
after they served as volunteer so'
iers to protect Cincinnati from :
threatened raid by confederate troops
the "Sqisrrel Hunters" of Cincinnat
have received their pay. In the mai
received by a n~imber of Cincinnation
were checks for $13, a month's pa:
for a private soldier In the Unite'
In 1862 General Kirby Smith's. raid
ers made a dash through Kent'ucky
and it was feared that they planne<
an attack on Cincinnati. Governo
Todd of Ohio called for sixty thotu
and volunteers to mobolize at onc
in Cincinnati, and men and boys wit]
squirrel rifles and the old famil:
owling pieces trekked to the city 1:
large numbers, awaiting the approac]
f the expected foe. The confeder
ates got within a few miles of Coy
ngton, but turned aside, giving Cit
cinnati a wide berth.
Efforts were made a number o:
times to secure payment, but noth
ing was done until at the recent ses
sion of congress an appropriation was
made giving each "squirrel hunter'
.CANAL HALF COMPLETED.
All the Work Will Be Finished in th<
Next Four Years.
Washington, D. C.-The cut at Cu
lebra, the backbone of'the Isthmus ,
Panma, was half completed on Oc
ober 23, accordhrg to reports frog
the canal zone. At that time, 39,0i,2,
2.99 cubic yards had been excavate(
and a like amount of digging remain
ed to be done.
This gigantic cut will be nine mile!
long, and will have a width of thre4
undred feet at the bottom which wil
e forty feet above the sea level, the
ormal level of the water being fixes
at eighty-five feet above the sea. It!
:omplton is said to be assured with
n four years.
ELIOT'S RElIGION WORN OUT.
Bishop Gailor Doesn't Approve oj
New Religious Ideas.
Montgomery, Ala.-In a discussiox
f thie. church work in -the variou!
~loceses of the department of Se
anee, Bishop Thomas Gailor, of the
Bpiscopal church of Tennessee, ad
~-anced the theory that education is
Ihe solution of all church problems.
He deplored the new religion whici
a championed by ex-President Elliot1
f Harvard os the ground that "it is
ld and worn out"
REMARKABLEREQUEST IN WEL
Banker Desired His Ashees We to the
New York City.-The wii' of Wal
:on Townsend, a retired i :.i.ker, wh<
was identified with the earlyl develop
ent cf San Fr-ancisco, cont ins thi:
request: "I direct that my re ains b4
~remated in the Fresh Pond crema
:ory on Long Island, and ask - hat m.3
shes be fed to the flowers.'t
'ate of about a quarter of millior
lolars, hetween two grands ns whri
LUTE NEWS NOTES.
Edward William Bedford, the Cana
dian who 'was :arrested in London,
England, charged, on his own confes
sion, with the mnrder of Ethel Kin
rade at Hamilton, Ont., has now ad
mitted that there was no truth in his
story. On being brought up in the
Bow street police court, how:ver, he
was again remanded in order to allow
the police to make mOre complete in
Joshua Strange of Indiana waS
elected president of the Farmers' Na
tional congreks at the closing session
of the meeting in Raleigh, N. C. The
other officers ch-osen were as folows:
Charles Sanford of Ohio, first vice
president; 0. P. JJewett of Kansas,
3 second vice president; W. L. Amos Of.
2 Wisconsin, treasurer: George Whitta
ker, of Massachusetts, secretary;
a John Kimball of Maryland; R. M.
s Surles, of Nebraska; and 0. D. Hull,
t of West Virginia, assistant- secretar
ies. A. C. Fuller of Iowz. the retiring
member of the executive committee,
- was re-elected. J. M. Stahl of Chi
cago, was chosen legislative agent.
Following the publication of the
D centennial editon, July 12, 1908, of
the St. Louis Republic, that newspar
D per took an active part In the forma
tion of a century club of American
newspapers composed of weekly and
dail yjournals that are one hundred
V years old or older. A booklet just
a published by the Republic describes
y the eighty-two papers that are mem
bers of the club. There are fifty-five
dailies and twenty-seven weeklies,
twenty-two of which are published in
New England, thirty-eight in the mid
dle Atlantic states, nine in Ohio, one
a in Indiana, eleven south of Mason
and Dixon's line, and one west of the
Mrs. -Sarah T. Rorer, the famous
s culinary expert. has shocked the
Mothers' club of New York city by
declaring that no men ,should have
anything to do with the bringing up
of his son, other than providing food
and clothing for him. In discussing
the subject, "How to Mould the Boy's
Character," Mrs. Rorer said: "Men
s are not fit to bring up children. They
are too irritable and cross to assume
e any control of their children, largely
,l because of their worrie? in the pres
P ent condition of the commercial
world.' Men are not sufficiently gift
ed with patience to teach children."
I An explanation of what was believ
- ed to have been a boiler explosion on
a Lake Michigan steamer was furn
L ished with the discovery of a huge
meteor on a farm five miles south of
5 Manistee, Mich. The meteor was still
t warm and ten feet of it projects
above the ground. The spot whee it
I fell is about half a mile from Lake
Judge. Thomas G. Jones, of the fed
eral court in Montgomery, Ala., has
affixed his signature to an order for
the sale of the properties belonging to
J. A. Prestwood of Covington county,
Alabama. Several chapters have been
added to the Prestwocd case, the first
three being made up of allegations by
Svarious cotton merchants that the
Splante~r had failed to deliver future
cotton which had been contracted for.
The merchants allege the loss, be
cause of such treatment, of about
-The name of Cyrus Hail McCor
mick will be the iirst. admitted to the
Illinois FarmeIs' Hall of Fame at the
University of Illinois. Exercises at
tending the admission will be held at
the university December 15. McCor
~mick's name is honored by virtue of
his invention of the -reaper, which
has revolutionized agric'ulture.
The General Grand Council of Roy
al and Select Masons in -session in
Savannah, Ga., has elected officers as
follows: Graff M. Acklin, Toledo,
Ohio, general grand master; John Al
2bert Blake, Boston, general grand
deputy master; Edward W. Welling
Ston, Ellsworth, Kas., general grand
principal conductor; Thomas E.
SShears, Denver, Cal., general .igrand
treasurer; Henry W. Mordburst, Fort
Wayne, Ind., general grand recorder;
mGeorge A. Newell, Medina, N. Y., gen
Seral grand captain of guards; Fay
SHempstead, ILittle Rock, Ark., general
grand marshal; Joseph C. Greenfield,
Atlanta, Ga., general grand steward.1
Charlters were granted to the follow
ing councils: Black Hills councIl,
head, South Dakota; Tyrean council,
SMissoula, Mont.; Adoniram council,
-Washington, D. C.
"Humane laws for children under
Ieighteen years and for animals."
1That is the caption over an executive
-order of President Taft as printed in
-the Canal Record, th2 official -paper of
-the isthmian canal commission, just I
received in Washington. Offenses
against children and 'against animals
are made misdemeanors. Any agent
-of a regularly organized humane so-I
ciety in the canal zone may be cam-I
missioned as a special policeman to
enforce this order.
It remained for the isthmian canal
commission to give the latest exempli
fi cation of the old saying, "The Bet-1
ter the Day the Better the Deed." Ac- I;
-cording to an official report just re
ceived in Washington, "the greatest 9
-amount of concrete laid in a single I t
day was placed on Sundsay, October C
-24. when 1,304 cubic yards were ad- ~
ded to the 33,248 cubic yards that had c
been placed up to the close of work. .
October 23." The largest number of jo
employes at work on the canal and t
Panama railroad has just been report- 1:
ed to Washington. The force number- I'I
ed 33,210. A decrease in the number t<
of skilled American employes. was ex-"
plained as indicating a tendency tO- og
ward a reduction in the number of li
The state department has received ,
a report from Vice Consul General-.t
Risdorff at Frankfort. Germany, stat- S
ing: that a German publication has ~
caused a sensation in military circles s
by describing a new appliance for a c
gun to enable the soldier to take aim c
at great distances in complete dark- r
ness. The inventor is an engineer of t
Dortmund named Izel. A telescopic c
searchlight, containing a small elec- j..
tric lamp. is fixed to the barrel her- a
1l"ow stock. Military_ authoities1C
aid to have~ made sucgessful 3
-::.1is and all sho.1ookeff~dt. -I
. he nOrth pole, whichever way
a man look-c. completely around the
a man looks, completely around the cir
rghic office- in replying to inquiries
from curious persons. "As a man
leaves the pole,'' says this official
pronunciamento. "he would be going
soiuth because there would be no oth
er direction at the pole in which he
could go. As north is the directionf
toward the north pole and south is
the opposite direction, any step taken C
by a1 man at the pole would be away
from the pole, and consequently to,
the .south. The compass, however,;
points In nl- one -of the directions,
Washington, D. .
n South Carolirn
iere. These changes affec
lass postmasters and rural
-arriers.. The announcemen
ollows: At Claremont Sumt
y, Henry B. Trierson takes
f E. A. Jackson, removed,
naster; at McConnellsvill
=unty, James M. Williams
lace of R. R. Clinton, resig
>arlor, Orangeburg county,
L Felder succeeds W. G. Ha
emoved; at Bucol, Horry Co
eph H. Cooper succeeds .T.
in, resigned; at Long Creek,
ounty, Thomas J. Hulsey s
V. N. Moore, resigned; at Ca
exington county, John L. Davi
eeds J. T. Thornton, resigned
3andy Run, Calhoun county, Jo
duller succeeds H. J. Seibels
igned; at Baldoc, Richard C.
s appointed a rural carrier with
rid C. King as substitute; at Selle
allace D. Sellers and Ernest Page,
ts substitutes; at Loris,. Edward K
kipper succeeds Andrew F. Prince;$
Lt. Bamberg, Henry W. Adams re-"
eves Judson N. Steedly, and at DarY
ingtol, John F. Sparrow is appoint-e
d a carrier with Robert L. Odom.,
Columbia, S. C. - The executive'
ommittee of the State Teachers' As
;ociation met in Columbia. The fo]- 'i
owing members were present: W. K.
ate, president of the State Teachers'
tsociation, Charleston; L. W. Dick,
kbbeville; E. C. McCants, Anderson;
laude V. Neuffer, Columbia, and W
1. Jones, Columbia.
It was decided to hold the next an
tual meeting of the State Teachers'
I.ssociation and affiliated bodies in
|olumbia, December 30, 31 and Jan
iary 1. A tentative program was
greed upon and other important busi
iess transacted. A number of prom
nent educators from this and other
;outhern states will have a place on
he program and full announcement
will be made later by President W. K.
-'ate, in whose hands the completion
I the program was left.
A committee on arrangement was
ppointed. Professor A. R. Banks
was made chairman, and with oties.
Ls follows: Miss Alice Selby, Miss
4elen McMaster, Mrs. Detyens, Pro
essor L. T. Baker, these to co-oner
.te with the local members of the
xecutive committee, Messrs. Neuffer
Spartanburg, S-. C.. splendid 11*
wrary of their father, Dr. -H. Car
sle, consisting of some three-_h
and choice and rare books, has bi "e.
resented to Wofford College by J.
i. and Miss Saie Carlisle. 'In addi
ion to giving the books, Miss Car
isle and her brother gave -several
leces of Dr. -Carlfsle's library fur-,
iiture, which is. familiar to many old
tudents of Wofford.
The library will be ke- .i
. special room in the 1
ag of the college krill 1
d the tables, chair, des
Ihelves will be so arrant
reproduction of the li- :..
Columbia, S. C. - President Tat
as seated In an historic chir at
e banquet. The chair used by the
olonal governors of South Carolina
ras lent .to the state for the occe>
on. This chair, now- the property
f the university of South Carolina.
a many years ago a part of the
tate furniture, and in it the governor
In 1856 the chair was presented to
e South Carolina Colelge by Hon.
Vliam C. Preston, one of the col
ege's most Illustrious sons. The chair
ras placed in.the college library. A
w years ago when the time-wor
ilece of furniture commenced to tea
t the sides of the seating It was or
Lered repaired. In the college l
ymany visitors pause to admire
u~it and artistic design of t
hair. The letter of prese
Ined by Wimana Preston, is ena
Lbove the chair so .?hatX the students
d visitors may know that it is an
This chair was lent the state by
he university, and seated in it Presi
ent T[aft partook of the hospitality
f Columbia and the - state.
STATE CAPITAL NOTES.
. .The field crop department of the
ir; attracted much attention. There
'ere a large number ofgentries -andj
he competition was very keen forA
he various prizes. Several prize ~
ilnners were announced by the comn
aittee. Clemson Colege some time
go consented to aid the society ini
aking this department representa
[ye of the agricultural resources oft
he stabe, and Professor J. N. Harper
irector of the experimental statin,
gether with the associate profes- ~
ors, devoted their energies In ar~j
ag the exhibits in a systemt
..Citizens of Sumter c nty have
etitioned for a pardo1 r George W.
urray. the c~olo ex-congressmanl,
vho skipped after his trial, and who.
now in Chie~go, pending negotla
Ions for his extradition to this state.
he petition asks for a pardon on ..
Lie condition that Murray remain out
f the state. The paper has a large
umber of signatures. Murray was
ovicted of forgery in Sumter in 1904
..The senior senator of South Car
sa, Hon. B. R. Tillman, did not
ke part in the Taft Day exercises.
nmedlately upon the arrival of the
aft special from Charleston, Sena
rr Timan went to the fair ground
o see his friends." He paid .his
sy in ,too. He did not attend the
ncheon. Thus culminated the $10)
..Anther evid :
te epart of the *: '
,te was seen ir
t the state fair r. .'
election of seed -
citivation of thi -
ina is now gettig :.
t the growing of corn. There were
wo interesting exhibits as a result
f the boy's demOnstration work. Le- '
oy Townsend of Bennettsville has
n exhibit from the 95 3-4 bushel cro~p
fcorn he raised on an acro, and ~
[aster A. B. Usher of Gibsoni has '
art of his 132 1-2 bushel yield On
.Govenor Anal has appointed
eegates :onal Civic. Feder
ionc co11ieh will be held
i Washi' nuary 5, 6 and 7.
he folIc those appointed.
A. W aoJ rse
vo o ..C hpado
d gefield, nso ouba
. M. Mc . aestnL.W
a rker of ~ .~ adr
fSparta . ontn
ew wberry. .srO u tr . *
. McDorinbro ..g
on, r.,ai on, The coaser
..t C. Shepar of