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D. C.-The "power
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4~In. a ~blll offered In the house
tive Mann of Illinois. It
,ldes that before dams across
sable .and non-navigable streams
'~' ~e constructed, permission anc~
*must be obtained of the see
-~war and chief of engineers,
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Virginia, in an
- -:outh and the Na
- a~lvocation of the Uni
s.hern statesman and edu
expert urges the relaxation
?Olitical rigidity of the south
division of the people of that
sto potliidn parties.
south's - welfare, as well. as
'the nation, must be promoted
r practical affairs of the repub
ne declared. "I will go further
declare that the people of the
-, the middle west and the west
do no act more sagacious, more
-g, more appealing to the mor
nation of the nation than to
-oi' the south a larger ant
share in the working of
-al govert nent."
P-711 W CHOSEN.
'hief of Pan
the P.a -
eed Gilbert ?~
4,000 per year.
~'yffe is a law graduate of tio
erslty -of Cincinnati, and has bee
-Ity 9editor of the Chattanooga Times
ora the past ten years.
Plea For Higher Wages.
Bristol, Tenn--More than 50 repre
'iltatives of the Brotherhood of Rail
.ay Clerks of the Norfolk and West-.
rn Railway system met here and de
ded to demand an increase of 10 per
ent in wages. Increased cost of liv
ais assigned as the cause for the
Gi of Halt a Mllion.
Phiadelphia, Pa. - Announcement
as made ~by the trustes of the Uni
3rsity of Pennsylvania that Henry
*hipps had presented to the universi
-: $500,000 to be used in the cam
dign against tuberculosis. The plans
r' a new hospital are now beitfg
Walked 300 Miles and Dies.
Paris, France.-A centenarian, Jean
aller, - has performed a wonderful
-at of endurance, which, however,
as fatal to him. Jean Muller, aged
35, walked 300 miles from Belfort, in
Isace Lorraine, to Paris, where his
iildren lived. After reaching the
apital he succumbed to fatigue.
Newsy Paragraphs. drc
In his annual report to the drc
>rs of the Model License league
.eeting at Louisville, Ky., President
. M.Giloreasserted that the Anti.
loon league is crippled linancially,
id will live but two years more. All
.e offcers of the league were re
While agriculturalists in Mississip
bey1eve that thousands of boll wee-i
Is llave been killed by the extremely
ifavorable weather recently, during
wich time, ice and snow covered the
round almost all over the state, they
a.ve no hope that the insect has been
xterminated, or that the number kill
d will materially affect the number
hat will appear next summer in the
Conforming to the avowed policy of
elping the Antk:Saloon league to en
frce the liquor laws, the brewers of
Idiana are closing many saloons b
rfusing to sell ber to them;i
tey will not ,seil any saloon keep
ers whose patronage comes from
cunties in which the people have
Professor William H. Hickering of
arvard college observatory, declares
he has proof that there is plant life
n the moon. He claims to show by
number of slides and drawings that*
te moon is not the dead world it has
ben supposed to be in the past.
Mrs. Russell Sage has presented to
the Metropolitan Museum of Art the
iportant collection of early Ameri
ca furniture that she acquired at a.
ost of $100,000 from Eugene B' es
fBoston, a lawyer, who assembld
tin a quarter of a century of d
arch. . - to~
In its annual estimate of . ti
nge and lemon crop. ofta
The Riverside Daily Prth4
tal at thirty thou P1
shortage o: thr~ No a
mpared with~ I H
During the n wgr
of the i
g a word, a
.aembers of I
do. The sw
.mark by Sena1
,vas feeling bet1
at any time sit
.ne poisoning, caus
oysters for breakfa
.or to Senator MclA
inted out that an -
..ght be made immedlati
. Noel, or selected by 1
.ature, which will conve
Governor James K. Var,
.d Senator-elect John She
As are mentioned in connecti
the selection of successor
.plete the unexpired term of t
- Senator McLaurin. Seve:
..onths ago Mr. Vardaman annou:
ad his candidacy for the subsequ
Senator McLauiin,who was 61 ye,
old, began his first term in the Unil
States senate in 1894, but was elect
governor of Mississippi in 1S95, a
served in that office four years.
was elected again to the senate
1900, and served one term. He tb
returned for the term which began
March 4, 1907. His present term
office would have expired on Mai
3, .1913. .
Senator McLaurin was a lawyer
profession, and began the study
law in 1868, after he had served
through the civil war as a private
the confederate army. He was bc
on March 26, 1848, at Brandon, M.
and was raised on a fari. He ent
ed the confederate army when
was 16 years old. Seven children s
When the present session of ci
gress opened, Senator McLaurin
not go to Washington, because of
ness. In the senate chamber he q
known as one of the strongest
fenders of the south, though not
radical as some. He believed in I
south, her resources and her futu
and he never failed to rise to 1
defense when she was assailed.
liGH OFFICALS ASSASSINATED.
-derers Use Gun and Knife in R
dIa, Korea and India.
-Premier Yi, the he
net, was stabt
Yong, a K
ears a r
ident u. s. The p
mier was rig. c.iriksha wh
the assassin ca.~ --. with a 10
kitchen knife in hib .nd. He dr(
this twice into the abdomen of 1
premier and once into the 'latte
lung. The assassin then turned
the premier's jinriksha man, whom
stabbed and instantly killed.
Yi was always credited with f
tering anti-Japanese sentiment In I
rea. He bitterly opposed the facti
among the Koreans which favored
nexation to Japan and refused to p
sent a petition for annexation to 1
Korean emperor. Notwithstanidi
Yi's known sentiments in regard
the relations between Japan and I
rea, Marquis Ito regarded Yi as
honest and conscientious patriot a
refused to listen to the premier's
peated requests that he be allow
to i-esign his office.
Bonbay, British india.-Arthur 3
son Tppetts Jackson, chief magistrn
of Nasik, in the presidency of BC
bay, was assassinated by a nat
while attending a theatrical perfor
ance last night.
The motive for the murder is si
posed to have been a wish for
venge upon the mag'istrate, who b
recetly sentenced a criminal to 1
St. Petersburg, Russia. - Colo1
Karpoff, chief of the secret police
st. Petersburg, was assassinated.
had been enticed to a modest apa
ment in a remote stret of the Vib
district, and there was blown
pieces by a bomb explosion, supp
edly by his host, one Michael Vo
RUSSIA AND JAPAN MAY FiGHT,
Two Countries Are on the Verge
St. Petersbulrg, Russia.-Russia a
Japan are on the verge of seric
trouble, and the rushing of Russi
troops to the Manchurian frontier a
It is reported semi-otticially that
rious trouble is feared because of t
attack on Premier Yi at Seoul.
It is reported semi-officially that,
pan is ready to annex Korea a
great alarm is felt. The governm(
prepared to dispatch 50,000 troc
from Irkutsk to the frontier. The
uation s made more critical by t
belief that Japan will attempt:
prisals for the stabbing of YI
N1GHT RIDER JURY DJISCHARGED.
Could Not Agree on Verdict in Re
foot Lake Case.
Unior. City, Tenn.-Standing ten
two ir favor of conviction, the ju
in the Reelfoot Lake night rider cas
was discharged, a verdict being ho]
less. Garrett Johnson, alleged lead
f t band that killed Captaixr Qu<
te'ind Arthur Cloar, the defendan
eie left under their present bon
o i20,000 each.
bo' is believed that another jury et
PATTEN BIJLLNG COTTON.
r;,hicago Operator is Again Buying t
New York City.-New high recor
.vre made in the cotton market, wi
aauary selling at 15.20, or 45 poir
above the lowest figures. It touch
above the lowest figures it touch
since the publication of the gover
mnt-s crop estimates. The hi,
;re*s were reached as a resuti of
:ssabull support, covering and
- . :better demand fromn miu
TifT OnRD INESTIWAIL
T ainerPichot Row W'd Be
Probed By Congress.
i Washington, D. C.-President Taft
yielded to the demands of both Sec
retary Ballinger and his critics for a
public investigation of the whole sub
.icct matter inderlying the so-called
E alilnger-Pinchot controversy.
Mr. -Ballinger served upon the pres
ident virtualy an ultimatum, to the
id efect that such an investigation was,
indeed, the price of his remaining in
the cabinet. He made it clear to the
president that he was ifo longer v .11
m- ing to sit silent in his olilce in the
at interior department and -wait for the
ching to blow over."
an Mr. Taft reluctantly admitted the
tL- disappointment of his hope that the
country at large would accept as final
on his own vindication' of Mr. Ballinger
in n his dismissal of the charges brought
before him against the secretary of
re- the interior by L. R. Glavis, the for
e-l mer special agent of tie land office.
lid Mr. Baiiinger's attitude in this mat
is ter has the support of leading repub
ift licaus in both branches of congress
a senators and representatives who feel
or that, entirely apart from the merits
er of the controversy itself, a festering
ce sore of this character must poison the
an whole system of the party in power,
ed and that it is high time to resort to
st. the lancet.
Lu- These leaders, determined that a
p- cleansing of this wound is necessary,
,y have not hesitated to go to the White
he House and impress their views upon
ne Mr. Taft.
A joint congressional committee
ia- probably will be appointed to make
,rp the investigation.
on The investigation, whoever makes
to it, must be relentless, and everybody
he seems agreed that it must te abso
,ai lutely public; it is admitted that any
ic- thing in the nature of star chamber
nt proceedings would satisfy nobody. The
entire department of the' interior, so
rs far as it concerns public lands and
ed mineral and water rights, it is agreed,
ed must be bared to the searchlight ;
d from the time when Mr. Ballinger
be was commissioner general of the land
in office under the Roosevelt administra
en tion, down to the present moment.
on The position of Mr. Ballinger and
of his friends goes beyond any questien
ch of personal controversy, and they and
those who voice the attitude of the
by administration disavow any desire to
of "convict somebody else," as a means
af to vindicating the secretary of the in
in terior. For instance, it is positively
rn declared that the interests of the de
s partment of agriculture and its forest
er- service, of which Gifford Pinchot is
he chief, will be recognized as having an
r. important stake in this business, since
much of this unhappy controversy
)n. has concerned matters in which the
Lid forest service was more or Jess di
11. rectly involved.
e- TAFT RANTS CHRISTMAS PARDONS.
as Many Federal Prisoners Get Xmas
e, Gift From President.
er Washington, D. C-Eight Christmas
gifts in the way of pardons and com
mutations of sentences granted by
President Taft were announced at the
department of justice.
s As an incident of the land frauds
which sprang up against non-resident
ad owners and were carried on by squat
ed ters in southern Georgia, Charles
or- Clements; was convicted of conspir
acy and murder at Normandale, and
'is- sentenced early in 1891 to imprison
es- meat for life. President Taft has
re- commuted the sentence to expire im
ng Pardons were granted in two North
e Carolina postoifice cases, those of Jno.
he T. Leonard, sentenced to five years'
r's imprisonment for breaking into the
on office at Dunn, and that of Charley
he Williams, sentenced for a like term
for a similar offense.
0s- A pardon restoring civil rights has
Co- been granted Albert Smith, sentenced
on a dozen years ago at Paris, Texas, to
m- a brief term of imprisonment for. re
re- ceiving stolen prope~ty.
he James and Lincoln Wolfe, full
ng blooded Cherokees, in prison for life
to for murder, had their sentences com
Co- muted to expire at once.
an If his conduct remains good until
ad May 28, 1910, the sentence of five
re- years' imprisonment, which ordinafily
ed would expire November 28, 1910, will
then be commuted in the case of Eu
fa- gene Robinson, alias E. E. Robinson,
tte iconvicted at Antlers, I. T., for bur
m- glary and 'larceny.
ye The president has commuted to ex
m- pire immediately the sentence of eigh?t
years' imprisonment imposed in the'
i case of S. B. Hudson, convicted at
rc- Salliswa, I. T., for carnal knowledge.
eRed Cross Stamps Oo to England,
elWashington, D. C. - Postmasters
fthroughout the country were notified
a that Great Britain has temporarily
rt- withdrawn its prohibition against the
yrf use of Red Cross stamps. Postmas
to ters are requested to ask patrons of
s- their office to fix Christmas stamps
s- to the backs or eltters or parcels mail
ed to any part of Great Britain.
Supreme Court TakeS Recess.
ofWashington, D. C.-The supreme
court of the United States has taken
a recess for two weeks. It is ex
us pected that when the court recon
an venes on the 3rd of January one of
as. the seats now vacant will be occu
pied by Judge Lurton, who was con
e firmed by the senate as the successor
he of Justice Peckhlam.
ra- 8,000,000 Red Cross Stamps.
ad New York City.-Eight millon Red
t Cross Christmas stamps have been
S sold in New York thus far this year.
it- The officers in charge of the distri
ie bution hope to double this number
e- before the end of the holiday sea
IStole $643 000; Six Years In JaiL.
. Cincinnati, Ohio.-Charles L. War'
riner, deposed local treasurer of the
to Big Four railroad, pleaded guilty to
ry embezzlement in the common pleas
es court and was sentenced to serve
e- six years in the Ohio penitentiary.
er Warriner confessed to a shortage
:n- of $643,000. Of the money he is al
s, leged to have taken from the Big
:is Four less than half has bene re
.n Warrinern appealed to the inercy o
Christmas Gits for the Presldent..
Washington, D. C.-President Taft
land members of his farmily received
Christmas presents from all over toe
i country. Many of these come from
tl close friends and relatives, bot a
ts large proportion of gifts come from
aadmirers whom the president has
a' never seen.
f- Two big packages turned out to ta
1 rathe-r crude oil paintings. One was a
'e- bust of the presidert. and the other
-was a full-length group picture of the,
5. president's entire family. 'inle painm.
Zelaya Issues Bitter M ifest
On Nicaruguan Situation.
IMPERIAL DESfINS ALLEED t(
Zeleya Says That United States Wishes t<
to Convert the Latin Nations v
Managua, Nicaragua.-Ex-President t(
Zelaya issued a manifesto declaring S
that his surrender of the presidency s
was caused by a desire to save Nica
ragua the humiliation of outrages
thre'atened by a powerful foreign na
tion, which was now inaugurating de
cisive influence over the destiny of t
Because of his resistance against A
the imposition of tutelage, which was
the forerunner of the conversion of
the Latin nations of this continent
into dependencies of the United
States, he had incurred the hatred of
that government, and when the defeat n
of the revolutionists appeared certain, C
the United States government inexpli- ]
cably severed relations with Nicara
gua through Secretary Knox's letter
to the charge d'affaires. He protested P
before the world against the mec
dling of the United States and the d
threat to land marines.
Zelaya, in his manifesto, takes up
various causes of the Knox letter in 7
an attempt to refute certain charges
with copies of letters he had received
from John Gardner Coolidge, the for
mer American minister at Managua,
thanking him for his courteous treat
ment in -the matter of the claims of t]
Guatemala and Salvador.
The former president declares that
the Americans, Cannon and Groce,
were executed according to law. This
pretext for intervention, he asserts, is a
similar to that employed when the 1
United States first intervened in Cu- c
ba, for there was no proof that the :
battleship Maine was blown up by r
Spaniards, yet this was taken as a k
case for dction. Nor, according to a
Zelaya, is there any proof that Can
non and Groce were put to death un- b
General Gonzales, in command of t
the government troops at Rama, In an t
official dispatch received here, claims fi
to have won a victory over the revo- t
lutionists. He admits having suffered :
severe losses. u
Bluefields, Nicaragua.-General Es
trada has won r complete victory z
over the government troops at Rama. 1<
A total of 600 men of both armies a
was killed or wounded. Nineteen
hurdred of Zelaya's men have sur- I
rendered, including General Gonazles, 9
who was in command. Two Ameri- C
cans are reported killed. d
STATUS OF THE ARMY. h
Brigadier General Crozier Says Coun- t
try is Not Prepared for War.
Washington, Ga.-"There is no first y
class respectable power with which e
we are in the slightest degree liable
to have any complications or a con
flict which cannot put into the field
immediately at least 3,000,000 men. v
They would- put them wherever the
conflict might be more rapidly than
we would manufacture arms, organ-.
ize troops and deliver them on the j
grounds to oppose them." -tl
This statement was made by Erig- ti
adier General ~Crozier, chief of ord- t
nance of the army p
"The reserve of ammunition whicht
we consider desirable to have," add- c
ed General Crozier, "considering the e
facilities for manufacturing, both in
private and government establish-h
ments, has been fixed tentatively per
haps at 300 rounds per rifle for 600,
000 rifles. If we have that upon C
entering into war or active prepara-1
tion for war, with the facilities wet
have for manufacturing, operated at t
their full capacity day and night, wet
will be able to keep up the supply 1
that is needed. At the rate at which .L
we would go under the amount that C
was propriated in the last appro- 0
priation act, it would acquire about c
six and a half years to accumulateC
that reserve; at the rate which wes
will go under the estimate before ~
you, for use after June 30 next, It will
require 12 years to accumulate the re- h
serve. Manufacture is under way to s)
run the supply on hand up to 123,- n
000,000 rounds by June 30, next." -F
KINGi LEOPOLD BURED. i
Leopold's Body Placed in Vault Wtith al
IBrussels, Belgium-The body of C
Leopold II, king of the Belgians, was I
placed in the royal burial vault, In fC
the Church of St. Mary, at Lae~eni, ti
the suburban residence of the royal si
family. Near it rests the remains of si
his queen, Marie Henrietta; the Prin- tc
cess Josephine and the duke of Bra- w
bant. There also repose the bones of is
Leopold I and Quene Louise. p]
TRiNITY STUlBENTS EXPELLED. 01
Eight Young Men Dismissed for u
Durham, N. 0.-Eight young men 0
were expelled from Trinity College.
Seven boys cast lots with a freshman t
to see which was to plunge into a
cold water tank. The freshman lost.
The young men pleaded not guilty of ti
hazing, but President Kilgo dECiared A
them guilty of gambling. All were S
President Kilgo declared the aver-.e
age college could not be governed d<
without the strictest surveillance of n<
the faculty,'and that 25 per cent of d<
the students of the countr? are unfit pt
to be In college largely on account of a:
the immoral indulgence of parents. o
HIRE iN ENtliLSH STORE. at
Twenty Repoi-ted Dead and 50 Pa-h
tients Are in Hospital. g
Lon~Ion, England-At the height or ti
the Christmas shopping rush, the big ti
store of Ardington & Hobbs was de- cc
stroyed by fire. Within a short time o]
30 injured had been taken out and it sa
is reported that many persons were h
killed. The crush of shoppers, men cc
and women, fled in panic and dozens su
were hurt in the jani. The police re- cc
ported that twenty persons were be
SOUlTHERN lIMIhR~ATIdN STATION. U
The Government Will Spend $75,000 tc
on the Structure.
Washington, D. C.-An immigration
station at Charelston. S. C., to cost s
$7,00, was approved by the secre
tary of commerce and labor and the
commissioner of immigration wLi Op
proceed to erect the sta~ton ua grunlu
which has already been gmen by t m
city of Chareiston. U.scals intenai
this as a rep'sy to t;o' uIt-reptsL su.
chatge that tue gamrumaent ns.
nothing to turn southward de''
Chicago is facing~ coale famine
le extreme cold weather and the
Lability of the railroads to deliver
-full supply wil enpty the yards
'Ithin two weeks. The failure of
ie railroads to bring In all the "coa
eeded Is attributed by some dealers
) the great rush of the holiday busi
ess'that has tied up traffic, while by
thers it is said the shortage is due
) confiscation by railroads to pro
ide fuel for their locomotives.
A $1,000,000 endowment fund for
ie support of the Florence Critten
)m mission throughout the United
tates will be raised as a memorial
) their founder, the late Charles Nel
on Crittenton. The money will be
aised largely through gifts of a dol
>ar each from members and friends
f the missions. Life members and
'iends of the missions will be asked
> subscribe one hundred dollars
ach. The missions were founded by
fr. Crittenton for the rescue of fal
That a decided step has been taken
)ward success in the crusade against
ae boll weevil, by certain experi
ients conducted in recent months un
er the direction of the Louisiana
rop commission, is the opinion of
aose who have experimented. A
Lrge number of experiments with the
oison have been made in various
ections of Louisiana. In some in
tances the yield was more than
oubled and the average increase of
ie yield of the plant this year was
0 per cent.
In a complaint filed with the inter
tate commerce commission the
reight rates on citrus fruits from
'acific coast points to other parts of
le United States are declared to be
xcessive, extortionate and unduly
Captain Ben W. Hodges, command
nt of the naval station at New Or
%ans has been designated to take
ommand of the battleship Wiscon
In. He will relieve Captain Frank
. Beatty, who will be assigned short.
r as commandant of the navy yard
t Washington, D. C.
Owing to illness Senator Clay has
een obliged to return to his home In
eorgla for recuperation. The sena
3r has been a sufferer from stomach
roubles for several months, and his
riends have advised him to undergo
reatment. Should he decide to do
o he may not return to Washington
ntil the middle or latter part of Jan
ary. While Senator Clay's illness is
ot considered serious, it is neverthe
ass interferring with the perform
nce of his duties in the senate.
For the first time in many years,
i fact, as far back as the present
eneration Is able to remember, the
hinese legation has two young
aughters, who not only have acquir
d an English education, but wno
ave permanently adopted American
ress. Mme. Chang Yin Tang, wife of
he newly appointed minister, has
rorn American dress for several
ears, and her daughters, have adopt-'
d the same fashion.
The states of North Carolina and
ennessee are at variance as to the
ianner of determining the boundary
ne between them, the case concern
ig which is before the supreme court
f the United States. The attorney
eneral of North Carolina would have
ommissloners appointed to survey
ae line, and take testimony, whereas
te attorney general of Tennessee
2lnks the appointment of commis-'
loners should follow the taking of
astimony. A motion to carry the
arolina Idea into effect was present
d to the court and was opposed in
ie interest of Tennessee. The court
as the matter under advisement.
Chang Yin Tang, the newly arrived
hinese minister, said that when he
aft China the relations of that coun
-y with the United States were bet.
Er than they ever had been. lie said
1at while he was not charged spec
lily to enlist the Investment of
merican capital in development of
hineses enterprises, he felt that any
vertures of that kind would be wel
amed. Minister Wu's recall to
hina, he said, simply meant that the
ervices of Mr. Wu were desired In
nother Important capacity.
Complaints which for several years
ave been made by French cotton
pinners on account of excessive
toisture In cotton Imported into
rance from the South Atlantic
ates, have caused a movement to
etermnine the degree of moisture and
stablish both the extent of damage
ad the depreciation in value occa
oned thereby, reports United States
onsul James E. Dunning at Harve.
he humidity in the cotton exists,
>r the most part, in or near the cen
~r of the bale and is due to the.
Lream or water used In pressing the
apie. It not only injures the cot
mn, but It gives it a fictitious weight
hich is lost shortly after the bale
opened and evaporation takes
Every American who takes is cup
coff'ee may like to know that in
te ten months of 1909 he has helped
~e up just $64,000,000 worth-846,
0,000 pounds, and that eight-ninths
it came from South America. And
all that, Brazil furnished nfore
tan 600,000,000 pounds.
In continuance of efforts to reduce
te number of fatal accidents in
mnerican coal mines, the United
tates Geological survey has just Is
ied a primer for the benefit of min
1s and others who have anything to
> with explosives. Written in plain,
mn-technical language, the primer
ascribes how explosives are made,
)ints out the dangers in their use
id shows how these may be avoided
reduced to a minimum.
Representative Hardy of Texas in
[dressing the house in support of
.s resolution asking for the investi
Ltion of printed charges of corrup
on of members of congress and of
e subsidizing of the public press in
;nnection with the ship subsidy, vig
ously assailed the papers which he
Lid had printed the charges. He said
had no idea that any mecmber of
;ngress had been bribed in the ship;
ibsidy legislation, but he thought
;ngress ought not to allow itself to
"bespattered" without investigat
g the subject.
Declaration that constitution of the
uited States was unsuited .in part
the needs of the present generation
as made by Dr. Harvey WV. Wiley,
ief of the bureau of chemistry. He
is speaking at a meeting of -the
cular league here. The defect to
*. he pointed in 'particular was a
n nich, he said, rendered in
cratie the pure food law, and
ed the governmaent to confine
Dp onof the food packing in
, to articles :ntended for inter
l'te commerce, leavmng the federal
raient no jurhialon over food,
-ever impure, manufactured or
Colurebla, S. C.-"I egret V6ry
much to report the conditions -of
many school buldings In the Rtate far
short of 'what they should be," says
B. A. Wharton In his report -to insur
ance Commissioner McMaster after
inspecting the school buildings of tfie
state with reference to fire protec
tion and fire- escapes.
"I, find comparatively . few school
buildings in the state properly pro
vided with fire extinguishers and tire
escapes which in my opinion is- very
essential to the safety of the property
and the lives of the occupants of sucn.
"I further call ytur attention to the
fact that there are school buildings In
South Carolina packed to their fullest
capacity with human souls that ei
ther have no fire escapes, or the fire
escapes are so inadequate , that in
event of a confagration during school
hours, it would be almost, if not im
possible, to empty such buildings of
their occupants without serious loss
of human life.
Washington, D. C.-Director Durand
of the census bureau, Informed Rep
resentative Patterson that only fifty
four of the applicants in South Caro
lina who recently stood examination
for clerkship in the census bureau.
here had been successful. This- cov
ers the entire stats. Mr. Durand
seemed to think that this Inability
to pass the examination successfull
was no reflection on those who at
tempted them~~but was more to be
accounted for by reason of the fact
that the questions asked were largely
those dealing with manufacturing and
kindred matters, about which many.
persons have little knowledge. It IS
not yet shown whether another op
portunity will be given South Caro
lina to try for tnese places.
Charleston, S. C.-James R. John
son, Grand Master of Masons or
Sotuh Carolina, closed the one hun
dred and thirty-third annual commu-,,
nication of the Grand lodge in airipe
form at the Masonic temple, this city,.
the labors of the body having been,
The elections resulted as follows:
Grand Master, James R. Johnson of
Charleston; deputy grand master,,
George S. Mower of Newberry; senior
grand warden, George T. Bryan of
Greenville; junior grand warden, R
A. Cooper of Laurens; grand treasur
er, Zimmerman Davis of Charleston;
grand secretary, Jacob T. Baron of
Columbia; grand chaplain, Rev. W.
P. Smith of Spartanburg.
The trusees of the Masonic orphan
age fund made a report showing that
there was now in hand for this Insti
tution the sum of $33,400, an increase
of more than $10,000 during the year
Washington, D. C.-It is announced
here that President Taft has practi
cally settled upon John J. Hemphill,
former congressman from South Car
olina, and a candidate for the United
States senate a few years ago, for
commissioner of. the District of Co
lumbia to succeed Henry L. West.
Washington, D. C.-The chief of en
gineers of the war department has
sent a communication to congress, in
which he stated that in his opinioA.
the expenditure of more money at
this time for the development of
Black river, between Kingstree and.
Georgetown, would not be justified
by the business carried on.
At both Kingstree and Georgetown
the people want this river kept open
for navigation, as it enables the peo
pie of the former place to get In their
supplies cheaper than they could be
rail, and at the same time it produc'ea
considerable business for Georgetown
The chief engineer of the war de
partment also recommended that no
more money be expended in the 1m
provement of the Great Pee-Dee river
in the vicinity of Cheraw. He states
that past expenditures have not been
in keeping with the commercial ad
vantages of the river, hence he thinks
it would be unwise to invest further
in that direction.
STAT CAPITAL NOTES.
... .The first installment of the report
of the asylum investigating committee
was given out by the committee. In
the first section of the report only
statements of a preliminary nature
are made. There is a rumnor going
the rounds that a general shake-up is
likely, when all of the report has been
completed and the fnal'~onclusions
of the committee reached. This re
port will be transmitted to the legis
lature in January.
-..Te Aububon society of this state
in Its annual report recommends C~at
some steps should be taken td lessen
the loss of life from -hunting acci
dents. In some states it is customary
for huntsmen to lire at those who
mistake them In the night time for
deer, so that great care has to be
exercsed by those who are huntIng
...In the five and a half months,,
du'ing which the state laboratory has
been - open, the people of this state
have been saved $7,293 which is more
than half the entire appropriation for
the heatlh department. This is a won
derful showing and should be appre
cated by those who -have taken the
treatment in the Pastuer department.
especially. Thirty-three patients have
been given immunizing treatment for
rabies- and all save two cases have
turned out successfully.
....Comptroller Jones is getting to be
known as the "reformer." For the'
past twenty years he has been fight
ing for equalization in taxes botkt
with reference to the Individual and.
the corporations. HIS coming annuaL.
report will contain some stinging pas
sages, not of a personal nature, but
based on cold facts. It has been a.
long fight with him and he may in
the end win.
... John Charles Brookhouse has
been day commissioned by the secre
tary of state as commissioner or
deeds of South Carolina in London.
Mr. Brookhouse was recently appoint
ed to the place by Governor Ansel
The address of tie new commissioner
is Queen House, 8 and 9, Queen
street, Cheapside, London, England.4
...."The income tax should be be
tween $50,000 and $75,0""" -e *
Comptroller General Jones
ing out his annual stateme:
amount of Income taxes. TI -
received during the year ii
against $8,462, for 1908.
...The wheat acreage for
bas shown an increase o -
acres over the past year an
e received for the crop is
in many years. This state s-w aise
the highest value per bushel for
wheat of all the states In the union.
'It begins to look like home bread," r
said Commissioner Watson In suming.
p the showing made. 'The produc- -
ion in bushels is 3,610,000' as against
35,000 bushels for 1908. The . acre
e by years since 1900 and foi 1~30.I
~ere: 1900, 174,245: 1937, 214:000;
938, 215,000; 1909, 47.000. The val
:e of the wheat in this state per bush
Son December 1 was .$1.46 which~I
*a' above that of any other state.