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COlmHOP REPORT
Georgia Ranks Fourth in Con
sumption of Staple
FOREO COTTON IMPORTED
TL - D i CV ... t * A *
41 Aid |\UpUI I k-iiUVYO 1IIV.ICUBC 111 nillUUIIi
\ oi Cotton Consumed by CottonGrowtng
btatei.
Washington, D. C.?The linancial
~Qt?turbtuices of 10U7, which have already
^become history iu the United
States, have not entirely dnmppeareu
among ihe cotton manufacturers of
Europe, accoruui& tu a statement 01
Daniel C. Kcpcr ot tne bureau on census,
in his leport 011 the supply anu
aistriuuuou ot eoitou lor tut: year
ending August 31, iDoU, just pubiisued.
At tiie close 01 the season, ue
saya a number of nulls were running
011 snort time, with little prospect
ot au early resumption of tun
time, lie attributes tins not alone
to the Tjusiuesss depression generally,
hut also to tho short crops produced
In the iMiropean countries aim a very
marked tailing oft in internal dcmanu
througnout Europe, consequent to tiie
higu prices brought on by ilio iiort
crops.
Notwithstanding this, however, the
United Suites exported to Europe and
other lortigu couutrieb about two
tilling ui uui umj auuui uiiv
third being consumed by the mm*
of this country. The value of the
4nanuia.cJ.uret' made from Hie Ameri?tft-?*6ttoh
<'K$l) l'or tin year enuing
Aufcust 31, lSiuU, was . about $2,uuo,000,00u.
1
Massachusetts still is by far tiie
/leading stale in the consumption of i
kjtotton, as shown by Ins report, eon-1
Burning about 23 per cent ol tiie total
Bfop of 19u9. .North Carolina was
pText, with South Carolina third. Ceor
Igia ranks fourth in the amount of cotpton
consumed, consuming about lu
per cent of the entire crop.
j The report shows a remarkable increase
in the amount oi cotton cou
rsumed by tuo cotton growing states
M)Ver JU08. These states consumed
797 in J'Jul', as against 2,l?7,uyii
1UI1W
J JUO.
Mtavannah lioltls her place as the
port in the number of bales ex^Ki,
being led only by tiaiveston
sow Orleans. During the year
Hid by Mr. Koper report, Sa/
exported almost a million
HLiule her net receipts were
Hgg9 ullion and a half. Savannah
H M>nn doubled i^ie amount ol
iruilnlQ 111 tM {
' Us. espe ontion
^ III j- Hum
cotlie
rt
ni*
>U
?iV
1st.
i1/
?
i
j buntiaies
of cot.o
seed by the
hile preparing
which the reels,
the re were
farm laborers
jetion of cot00U.00U
otheridling
of tho
ilted States,
fliers found
I juraging featho
south is
uu growth of
iu tlio eotiu
the year
I only 180,umlicr
has
bounds so
j ten and a
<l>oration, and
during the
'idles put
vear
icr
d
1C
at
jrmany Have
merit.
Ipnoesaions t>y
j?nd Germany
junl tariff war.
i ijoncludcd burn
which Buttle
Iityn ami niaxi ,
Xception of tin
at. issue, which:
the present ne i
will lie pursued j
diplomatic rop
^otiations agreed I
I ei i< .til I!i in imu i::
and unqualified j
many
lueller Has at
Five.
..iiirriod?'' asked
he hooked Kniil
mil Von Dor MaH
'Om I j .J A rurolne
lgamy.
'rtil coyly, "nine-1
kmil Huh ttkijiuj'os
in (ho pob<
havo boen invon
muollyr i?
slil p.
tloill
hoi, i
..jSiXt.ntuc<
ERADICATION JJFCATTLE TICK.
TUo U. S. Bureau of Animal Industry
Make* Interesting Report.
Washington, L>. C. ? Tlie average
price of southern cattle sold In the
northern markets has been increased
53 a head as a result of tick eradication,
making a ?..m lor the year troiu
Lias source of *>o,ouu,l?uu, according to
L>r. A. D. Melvin, chief oi tlie United
States Bureau of Animal Industry.
i ue sections of the south which have
nave been lreed from these pests and
relieved of ail quarantine restrictions
uave been bonehted in many waj s,
in a rcent report on tins work, he
says:
"More cattle are being raised, and a
better grade of breeding stock is be
. g introduced; calves grow faster,
and cattle put on Uexh more rapiu?y
uurnig tne grazing season and go into
the winter in better condition because
of the absence ol' tlio ticks; ttiey
can be marketed witnout quarantine
i estrictions, ;md higher prices are be.ng
obtained; dairy cows give a
larger yield of nulls, and values 01
larin lands are enhanced. Aside from
us own observations, the bureau has
received Horn persons in the released
territory mitucrous letters and other
Agressions eon tinning liie foregone j
facts and testifying 10 the great benems
following the extermination of the
llckS.
"The difference between the prices
realized for cattle from the tick-in
lesteii region and the prices of cattle
of similar grades from auove quarantine
line ranges from to $r> a
head at the principal northern live
s'ock markets, without taking into
account the inipro' anient in cpiality
ami eight of cattle because of Hie j
eradication of the ticks. As more
man l.UUd.UUU cattle from the quarantined
area are annually sold in t.
markets, it can easily be seen that i
< extermination of the tick means
an annual increase of at least ?3,ouu,- j
D'li m prices obtained for southern
cattle sold m northern markets. In addition
to this, the increase in prices
of cattle sold locally in the soim.Ii
would represent a largo sum. ThTs I
lot a 1 i ne reus o has already been found
to amount to from to ?15 a head [
in the territory recently freed from
ticks. An agricultural ollicial of one
of the souttiern states reports that
calves in the tick-free area bring just
uounle tin; price that can be obtained
for similar calves in the tick infested
leglllO.
"Heretofore, it hus boon impracticable
to Improve tue quality ot south- i
?.r:i * attic by introducing line bleeding
animals from other sections, be- :
cause siu li animals yore liable to contract
Texas lever ayul die unb ss protected
by inoi ulaliyh. Furthermore, u J
is impossible for animals to attain
good growth una thrive when tney are
uuarily infesned with ticks. With the
eradication m the ticks, however, the
southern liuiners are enabled to produro*good
breeding animals and to i.n- 1
prove the grade of their stock. '
U. S. GHANlit) PHuliiblliUN PULICY. 1
Government to Aid States in Enforcing
Prohibition Laws.
I opeka, Kans.?A comidete change
of pjlicy of the federal government
111 prosecutions for violations of the
internal revenue lienor laws has been
ordered by Attorney tjeneral Wickers/iaui,
(iii instructions from President
i aft, at least so far as Kansas is < oncorned.
'1 ho letter follows:
".\ly attention has been called to
1)1 ittUmie ol tin* department with
respect to prosecutions of offenses
..0 tue inl*. rnal revenue laws,
and much complaint has been made
K,y reason of the tact that 111 states the
policy of which forbids the trallie in
iitinors, the I'nited States government
is clearly aiding and abetting in the
violations of these laws by compromising
proceedings for the enforcement
of the internal revenue laws by
the mere payment of money penalties.
"Phlo unnmu ?i in?t itt' ? <-?_
proach. '.Juvernor Stubbs lias brought
the matter to tin* attention of ihe
president, who l't?ols as above indicated
with respect to the niatu r. You
are, therefore, instructed in the future,
in prosecutions for violations of
the internal revenue laws as a general
policy to refuse to compromise all
liability by itie payment of money
penalties and' to endeavor to secure
conviction and imprisonment for some
reasonable lime in punishment of t!u.
class of offense;?."
Wag us iiicriiiised.
i~y ? iv^muui ?j, vri. i in* , ?> i ni>
car mon <>\ the: local Iran ion com
pany were increased io a maximum of
cants an fiour. This is an in< > rase
if a cent an hour. The increase
amo as a surprise to (lie men.
Koanokc.Va. The KoanoWe Kail
way and Kleetric company announced
an iucrease of one cent an hour
in (he pay or conductors and motRrnien.
The increase was unsolicited
tnyllsh Mills toininy to U. S.
New Orleans, La.- An Knglish co*
ton buying firm gave out an informal
statement that several cotton mills
will soon move from Kngland i .vii.slssippt
as a result of the election
in the IJnuaa isles. r,nyian<i s reins
al to impoBO a tariff is haul to l<?- the
chief factor in influencing r< ::iov
al of the mills.
Mississippi towns will hid for iho
location of the mills, and two or
three towns are considering i m- plan
of .sending aK'UJts to KiiKland to in
vite the industries here.
President ?*fll**in, of I'le I'rdgres&
vo union cabled several l.i.Ji ii
nulla to niovf to Now Oilcan.
liniqiitt Way lo Pay lily's Unlit.
Bridgeport, Conn. That he be in
mired for an atnotmt between
s h hi firwl <* hi ? i hud lhr? fi! v f<i mil/
ttit- premiums and receive the bene
(its under the policies at his death,
is the novel scheme for paying the
city debt which has been presented
by David K. Hot i I) to tin* Bridgeport
council for ita e??i;.-iideration. lie stip
ulates !n return that the city erect
to his memory a monument, with a
suitable inR< *lption acclaiming him
originator of municipal insurance
Aviator fiadly Hurt.
iro, tgypt.? Ilia motors stopping
his aeroplane was two hundred
i tho air. Aviator Singer, an
man, wan seriously, if not t'a
irf ul' \ 11 * 11 tiki liuirll i lin < i
ground at I Itiliopoll:.
)}.or cauH?d hnu hoiiio (roub
,o I'lchcd ait altitude of I)v?
d f] and ho h'tfau to <l?
..(I VVl two hundred feet u
the air lid v?r, tiin ur stopp<
altogether. in?ct?r ti. <d tf> uiaUc
long alitl" the ground, but ho w
< j :tol? to (i rl iJi? cruriii 'I ho a
<> was I ashfld.
CAUSE OF HIGH PRICES;
Big Railroad Men Say^lt Is Drift
of Population to the Cities.
POTENriALITlES OF SOUTH
Back to the Soil I* the Slogan of Men
Like Hill, Carncgi- and
Y oakum,
New York City.?Hig railroad men,
great captains of industry and high
government oflicials have joined hands
to get at the solution of the highprice
problem in a businesslike way.
Men like J. J. HIM, J. 1'. Morgan, 13.
K* Vnnlmm YV YV o.,.l An.
drew Carnegie have taken up the subject
and while there has been no organization
of these men as yet, it is
said as a fact that they have been in
consultation not only among themselves,
but with President Tart and
other high oillcials, both state and national,
as to what is best* to be done.
It is the opinion of men of affairs
that the whole trouble lies in tin
steady drift ot population to the cities
and the consequent cutting down of
the relative productivity of the farm.
In other words, there is a steady
growth in the consumption demand
without a corresponding increase in
the supply of the necessities ot' life.
Those linanciers ami railroad men
are not taking up this question in ;i
spirit of pure philanthropy. They real
ize that the agitation is bad tor businoss;
tiiat it is bringing about an inllamed
public opinion liighiy inimical
to big business, wiiicb, if not checked,
is almost certain to lead to what they
deem ill advised legislation, whien
will cripple industries, itelieving, as
they do, that natural causes have
brought about the great increase in
prices, they are determined to use
their great power, not alone of money,
but of conservative ability, to apply
the proper remedy and start the tide
of population back to the country
and t<> increased population. As James
I 11.11 U .. * .
.i. i i 111 rtti iiirv it u|>.
"Sixty-live per ot' our people
are living in tiie cities. In 1X00 4 per
cent were in the cities and towns, and
in l.viO only l."> per cent of Hie entire
population were living in the urban
comniunities. Now the condition
versed, and only 35 per cent of our
people sire tilling the soil.
"V'ou cannot tix the prices of products
by statute. If a tanner can get
Go cents a bushel for his coin, he is
not going to feed it to hogs and have
them die of cholera. Consequently the
price of meat is going up; and the
wage-earner will have hi turn to the
breadstulfs lor his food. This; is true
throughout the world."
President Taft is thoroughly with
tin- movement, and will aid il in every
way possible.
The governors of the agricultural
states, tin' states which need agricultural
populations, will help and an ac
tice campaign of education is to lie
carried on in New York, Chicago and
other great cent.'is of population.
In t.iis city, It. F. Yoakum, the
multi-millionaire railroad builder and
partner of Kdwin llawley in the Hawley-Yoakum
system, called upon the
people to g."t back to the I'arni.
Speaking of conditions lie said:
iimouni winch v. ill bo added to the
national wealth when the agricultural
potentialities of the south are developed
almost stagger the imagination.
It is a mistake to think that increased
agricultural products would lessen
the proceeds of the farmer. Instead
t.iis would multiply the profits of the
farm owner.
'Nothing would do more for good
citizenship and our industrial stability
than scattering the surplus population
of our cities into the tanning
regions of the south and southwest
such states as Georgia, Tennessee,
Alabama, Texas, Florida and Louisiana
offer unrivaled opportunities.
"Conditions of food supply and ad
vanced methods of agriculture work
are beginning to have their efleet upon
the neglected opportunities in tinsouth."
"It. has talon 10 years with a steady |
increase in the price of foodstuffs to j
reach the present level o" prices that
are prohibitive for the poor. Tin 1
shows liiat increased production is tin
hope, the only hope, for lowering
prices and bringing the cost of living
within tin- existing wage scale. Were
the south s icpn senuilivos in cony.jess
as alert and ag:ri" .-sive as many
of those from the west and north
V.c.1 IliiVi V.I- Should iOOll I'll
lint ilx1 support of ili>' federal gov
rtnniciit into tlii' development of the
groat ontorprisi's for draining in;
lions of aeres of swamp lands that now
produce nothing. but which would,
when hroiw'nt under cultivation, product'
sutlicicnt to have a general el
feet upon foodstuff prices.
HI)R11)A FlliHIS VEliATABLE RATES.
Alleged That Charges By Railroads
Are Unreasonable.
Washington, D. C. I nreasonab'e,;
< xcossivo and discriminatory rateBon
ii iiis and v< netatdea from Florida toj
various! destinations in tin- I nited j
Slates nrf! alleged '<? 1j? charged l?y :
t.</ri ti rn and eastern railroads. The
.11 .< j.?ii it his w ei<; iuoukni by i i i Kinrida
Fruit and Vegetable Association
UK"in>.I several inlersiale carriers Ar
ft i men I s in liie < use were siiLnnitte I
in tin- interstate commission aeeoinpanied
by briefs. Tho case involves
tariffs nn nil rail traiis|>ortatlbn of
fruits and vegetables from Florida
points to every oIIht part of the
count i y.
East India Cotton Imported.
Montgomery, Ala. For tho llr.st
time in tho hiHtory of the Montgom
?*i y cotton market fifty Imles of l'.a.st
India cotton arrived Immv for an Alabama
mill.
Rockefeller Gives to Southern Colleges
New York City. John 1?. Iloekcf"!I
r has made conditional gifts of $7'.,
000 towards J..'.om,??o(.? to the Batem college
for women, at \\ im-.ton-Salem, .V
(', and (<I $-(*>,(too towards $ ioo.'.iii
to t ie (leorgetown College, tieorgetown.
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Castro Lejvet; for Terierite.
Caracas, Venezuela. I'nvute coi
r<'s|ioiulerK>* now in the possession
of Ihu KoveniiiH.it rclat*-a ln.ii lor...
? r i rosiacnt i ;ij"iro una leli .ouiuk<i.
-pain, for i > iii'i'ilc. Canur> Inlands,
itn hi'' in: mi ion ol pio< > > i,i.
Ihonc.f to Central America, ho as tu
lie near Vorn/ue;a and hi a |m>
to provoke .1 i\'v<>1 iit Ion axatnst President
Cloino/. wiiou tlie v< ti' /.nclan
ongress iue? tx in April to elect a
pr< hidant of the republic. i in- load
<m*h of all parties in iv are now i ,
d in supporting President (Jon e, .
wl.ile the print-.pal : y inpai nit i /m
id are in prison.
f. mm
* 36,000,000 STORAGE EGGS.
AUo So Tons of Old Poultry in One
Cold Storage Plant.
New York City,?There are 36,000,000
eggs?enough to provide eight
eggs apiece tor every man, woman
Qiwl s? 11 t 1 <1 (n V*?wr V/^l/ PUv .liwl oil
Its boroughs?in one cold storage
warehouse in Jersey * City, according
to information placed before the Hudson
county, New Jersey, grand jury,
in its investigation of the big packing
and other concerns which maintain
extensive warehouses on the other
side of the Hudson river. The eggs
have been there since last March, it
was learned, together with 100,000
pounds of poultry, stored since April
last.
Prosecutor Pierre 13. Garven of Hudson
county, had subpoenaed the man
agers of the cold storage company,
in whose warehouse the eggs ana the
poultry are said to be stored, and oflicers
of other large refrigerating companies
to appear before the grand
jury when the prosecutor hopes to
uaee other large consignments of ancient
meat and produce.
The whole investigation Is directed
against the cold storage -.concerns as
a basis for determining the cause 01
the high cost of meats and other
household necessities.
liRUUrtU IIOn hULUTIN.
Official Proclamation Issued on the
Ground Hog Weather.
Punxsutawncy, Ha.?Ground Hog
Day was the great day ol tlie year
in Punxsutawney, the homo of the
ground hog. Tiie people, attired in
their Sunuay best, assembled in the
punlic square Jit noun to liear liurgess
Freest.! issue the ollieiai bulletin lrom
tlie ground hog weather works, while
the Stars ana Stripes were liauuted
to the breeze and six more weeKg o?
winter was announced, liere is the
oiheial bulletin:
"The ollieiai shadow wan cast across
the otbcial ground hog hole at .S
o'clock tnis morning. The shadow
was tangent to Canoe Ridge, 2o degrees,
and stood square on the east
gable 01' .Miller Stoops barn. This in
uicaies uiustery weauiur uuui ai.
Patrick's Day. There will Le good
lox hunting February 22. Prime your
apple trees February 15 and set your
Huff Cochin hens .March 2'J. Dig your
sassafras now. The robins will sing
id I! Hat mi St. Valentine's Day and
the swallows will appear April 27.
This is considered a Ilne^ pioclaiuat
ion.
BURKUUUli'S MARKUlitS LLIiAl.
Over Three Thousand Marriages in
Bristol, Tenn., Declared Valid.
Bristol, Tenn.?In tlie lest divorce
case of Steele vs. Steele in Hie cir
cult court at lilountville, Tenn., Special
Juuge 11. Smith declared in tiffed
tliiil the threo tnousaml two hundred
marriagt s petiorined l>y the ltev.
Alfred 11. 15m roughs itt the Bristol
ilietna tlrceii within the last twenty
years, are valid. 11. K. Steele sought
to be divorced from his wife, l..ula
Steele, upiyi the soli' ground thiit the
license was procured through a
deputy in Uristol instead of from the
clerk of the court at lllounlville. '1'he
complainant, alleged liiat under the
law the deputy had no right to issue
such a license. Judge Smith holds
that whtl the practice deserves to be
discouraged, he is unable to lind
facts to warrant a decision against
the validity of the marriage. lie
therefore refused to grant the complainant
the relief sought.
Augusta Doctor Shot to Death.
Augusta, ou- Dr. Charles nick
man, out! of tlit! most prominent physicians
in tin* south, brother of Ti',u.y
1. Hickman, president of the* (Jranitevilie
Manufacturing Company, was
found dead from gunshot wounds on
the streets in Suiiihierville, the fashionable
suburb of Augusta. The
llickmans live in Hummervillo, ami
Dr. Hiekman has been at his brother's
home. The pockets iiad been ruled.
Dud Dr. Hickman's watch had been
torn from his vest.
Packers Fail for $37,000,000.
New York <^ity.?The Mexican National
l'acKing Company, a Now .lor
soy corporation, controlled by Knglisli
investors and operating a string
of slaughter houses in the Republic
of .Mexico, under concessions from
the Mexican government, failed with
mil's, including stock, of approximately
?37,Uuu,O0o. '1 lie assets wen
enounced, but it is estimated
that they are in excess of the liabilities.
l'h< coinpany will continue to
operate- its plants as usual.
Newsy Paragraphs.
The \vliolosnle meal dealers of Now
Yoork city announced an advance of
u ct nt a pound in (lit price ot' beef
as a result of the decreased demand
It was announced a* Hie state department.
that Ambassador Calhoun
will leave lor his post at l'ckin Marcn
( ?, sailing from San Francisco on the
steamer Mongolia.
The German Kaiser from his private
purse makes a Kraut amounting
to about ?l."> <>n the x?!h of an eightli
son in any family, the same father
and mother. l Sio Kaiser also
promises to stand as godfatlu r to the
| lucky eighth sun.
The epidemic of cholera in Russia
for this season is officially regarded
as i lowed, the last cholera patie nt
having he en discharged as cured
trom the St. I'etershurg liospitafs
For several weeks there have been
no new cases Totals compiled by tiie
. anitary bureau show that since the
outbreak ol the epidemic in AukuhI.
i'jus there have born 16,6!m cukp?,
iihI deaths, of which l,W31 cases
ami 2,t> o deaths occurred during the
year JiibI dosed.
A new ministry iins been formed
in Norway to take the place of that
I which resigned several days aj?o and
of which (iunner Kimdsen was pie
niiei. The premier of the new cabi
ne' is M. Knoowi The minister of
, foreign affairs will be .1 Iretfeins, the
,< ?!.-cut minister to (ireat Britain.
As the result of ;i sodden fright
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I I will ? ?ifr I J |/? ? i II * l
<! !-lt. Miss Cliristlno 'anlield, of MlnlH'apoliH,
Minn , 21 years old, is ioIhii>
i,l.i.(I, and medical exports are har
i'UmI over tin- i-rtBf Miss CIkiifiild in
a stenographer
I loci >i"H Hi lor and Nichols of lh<i
army. ' > ? report covering four
Months' of Investigation of the di
seaKu known an pellagra at tiie I'o!
oria (lll.t, State hospital, way that
the (It ' am.1 is rapidly upreud i ?,
this country, that it ih present in
n arly hv< ry large Insane asylum and
|?' n? in its advanced stages It is prae
ti' illy incurable.
rh<> fourth Tlitiraday iu February,
if vt .'4ii .'till. iirwtwl llilfl I.' Mil
I>y the National IriK-ivloioiiiinatloiial
| ass-ooinlion uh a day of prayer, to bo
| observed by menibnn of evory cvan
I j;i iir.al church In this country.
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THREE MINR HORRORS
79 Men Killed in Colorado; 35
in Kentucky; 68 in Mexico.
MINE AT CHERRY OPENED
Pitiful Scene* When Illinois Charnal
House Is Opened-?No Bodies
Hftve Been Recovered.
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Wednesday . . . (>8
Total . . .178
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Laredo, Texas,?One of the greatest
disasters In the history of Mexican
coal mining, which has heretofore experienced
several chushing blows, resulting
in a tremendous loss of hunillll
Ufa I.1.W.O In ? ?W? llulan mm.
at IvUh Esperanzas, Texas.
The toll of human life which paid
the penalty of negligence on tne part
of some miner is ofllcially placed at
sixty-eight, while the list of injured
numbers nearly as many.
The explosion occurred in the No.
3 shaft of the coal mine of the Espernn/.as
Mining Company, and is attributed
to the ignition of gas from the
flame of a miner s cigarette who was
smoking contrary to the rules.
The miners consisted principally of
Mexican and Japanese.
urakesboro, Ky.?Nineteen corpses
removed from the Hrowder mine, ten
bodies in sight in tho workings and
six others known to bo dead, was the
count in the death roll resulting from
the explosion of gases in tho mine.
Nearly a score or men were mangled
by the explosion and many of
tius will probably die.
The bodies recovered were horribly
mutilated, and some of them
past identification. Hocause of the
accumulation of gases in the entry
where the explosion occurred, 170
feet beneath the ground and TOO feet
back from the mine shaft, it was impossible
to begin active rescue work
until six hours alter the disaster occurred.
The concussion tossed the bodies
distances of many feet. The remaining
missing men were in entries, but
a lew feet distant from the workings
where there was tue greatest known
loss of life, ami the searching parties
have been unable to locate these entries.
Primero, Colo.?Fighting madly to
escape through the narrow, partly
choked ah shaft, trampling over their
fallen comrades in their struggle for
life, more than half of the 1 lit miners
employed in the l'rimero mine of the
Colorado Fuel and lion Company,
u reeked by au explosion, were overcome
by gas and lire. Their bodies
were found in heaps along the hot
Lou i of the air shatt, where I hey had
fallen in the desperate struggle.
One hundred and forty-nine men are
known to have been in the miiu* when
' the explosion occurred. It is stated
that T'.i are dead
Their bodies are torn and cliarreu
almost beyond recognition, and
lias been impossible to identity the
dead
The cause of the disaster is still a
mystery. Several theories are advanced.
but definite intorniation as to
the cause is not expected until the
mine i:> cleared a:al an oiliciai :r.vc:;
ligation made.
Cherry, III.? Work was resumed in
the St. I'aul mine by scores of men,
following the removal iate of the her
luetic seal that had kept the subterranean
passagi a closed lor two
months. Strong efforts will be made
to clear the none of noxious vapors,
wall in any smouldering Hit and rej
cover the 1 (iO-odd bodies of miners
! who havo lain entombed 111 tne lignite
labyrinths since tiie lire broke
out on November 14.
It was a tedious task to remove the
tons of cement ami steel rails from
> the mouth of the shafts, but man>
| women stood riveted, staring blankly
j ;it the workmen as they uncovered
the shambles.
I There is much to be done before
man> bodies can possibly be recov:
ered. No one in charge of the work
will venture a dctinile estimate of
! I... >.n>i l>n I'..mi/1
This Liquor Makes a Man a Burglar.
Pontiac, Mich?The police say thai
I hey have traced nearly lifty burgla
lies here in the past three years to
the peculiar effects of whiskey in one
mail. This man is James Monroe, a
hotel proprietor, who, the police say,
has confessed that he committed the
burglaries. A few drinks of whiskey,
he said, produced in him an irresistible
impulse to steal.
$4,UUU,tit)() ill. MI.KlihR.
Atlantic Ice anu oo?i Co. Puts Fniching
Touches on Gigantic Deal.
A.A rl'l? Mlnnli.. Iaa n.wl
ireiV/Uiif uu. i n?- Allium" n IT aim
Coal Company, a corporation charter
i <1 under the lawn of tin- state of Virginia,
with hoad ollices in Atlanta
(ia , purchaaod the plants of tiie Central
City Ice Works and the Kmpir<
Coal Company of Macon from A. #
N. M. lllock, for a cash consideration
of $425,Ota). Negotiations for plant,
in seven other cities of Ucor&ia and
Tennessee were also consummated
embracing an outlay of approximate
ly $4,000,000. Plants were purchased
in Augusta, Dublin, Athens, Home
j Columbus, Atlanta and Chattanooga
j I Cllll.
Waiter Cohen Released.
Philadelphia, Pa. Ferdinand Co
Ikmi, the hotel waiter, who is eharg
od witn kidnaping Roberta do .latino.
| 111o young heiress of this city, wa.
released from prison in $l,->ou hail
To Auction Off Carload of Babies.
New Orleans, La. Rids on a cat
load of babies wore begun here. Oi
tehngH are not in money. (Jiiar.i.
toes of ca.ro and support arc mcKonei,
among tlio teririH of acceptance. I
babies will come hero from a New
| i <;i it us; mill.
Killed Family to Escape L/ivine Wrath
Fergus Falls, Minn. William Ituck
11ci111, a farmer, aged Hi? y < ar?, miir
do rod liis wife anu lour children and
shot hiinaolf. Kuckheuu oc< tared innad
received a dlvino command tt
|ii >c?( ii to a graveyard, when- it?< ami
iiis family were to exhume hcvoi.?
I . onif . u.>ii?k only tlieir ban hands
! I nb.sH tins command won carried
out before' Kaster, luicklioiin Haid, heMini
his family would be dragKOd i<
death. Finding that it would be im
poHHlble to pe- c rin the task on at
count of the Iroxen ground, Hue
hoim kuhI lie Killed his tatmly to e.
cauo divine veiiKeaiicu.
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LATENtWSNOTES.
GeneraL
I Doclaring that the proposed Ini
crease in postage rates on magazines
! and other socond-class mattetf practically
would force them out at business,
representatives of eigliA' magazines
published in AtlautjLi, Ga.,
through iheir organization, the South
orn Aiugazine jfuuusuers' association,
have appealed to southern representatives
in congress to do all In their
power to "avert this real and threatened
danger to the welfare of the
American people."
Former Governor David R. Francis
of Missouri has accepted the first
vice presidency of the Southern Commercial
congress aud a membership
j on the executive committee, after be
i lug waited oil by a special committee
i from Washington. U. (Jrosvenor Dawe,
j managing director of the congress,
I and John A. Pox, special director of
I the National Klvers and Harbors congress,
composed the committee. The
I executive committee will meet iu
I Washington on February 10.
A record of current prices of ninety-six
commodities in everyday use,
as compiled by Bradstreet's agency,
show that the cost of living had reached
the highest point since such ilgures
wore kept, exceeding even the
prices of March 1, l'J07, when they
went soaring in anticination of the
panic, liradstreet's figures are based
on actual wholesale quotations per
pound over a wide area ol' markets.
The latent index number is $9, i:J3,
which means that the cost of one
pound each .of the ninety-six commodities
at the prevailing wholesale rate
would total that sum. This is a gain
of 11.7 since January 1, 1909, but
only 3.5 over the lirst of 1907. Hut it
should be understood that this list of
articles is not conlined to foods alone,
but includes textiles, hides and
I leather, coal. oil. buiidiner material*
drugs, etc., as well as breadstuft's and
provisions. The rate of increase in
l'odos alone is much greater.
Washington.
The supreme court of the United
States lias taken a recess until February
21.
The comptroller of currency of the
treasury has issued a call for a stat
ment of the condition of all national
banks at the close of business on
Monday, January 31.
The Alabama and Florida senators
have indorsed Q. K. Yancey, a grandson
of William .\1. Yancey, for chief
clerk of the bureau of navigation,
navy department.
M'hn mivv ilnnartmont l?na
Commander Hubert M l'oary buck to
duty. Ho arrived >11 Washington and
probably will be assigned to a post
in the civil engineering corps.
Major Carson, chief of the bureau
of manufacturers, has issued a bulletin
calling attention to the complaint
abroad ot the improper packing ot
United States exports. The United
States sends out something like two
billions of dollars worth ot products
j natural and manufactured. Twenty
| mil)>or dollars is :> lr?v estimate of
tho amount of loss through inferior
j packing in the United States alone,
J and the; trip abroad is considered
| niucii larger llian tho domestic loss,
j Major Carson presents photographs,
especially ol" cotton hales, sliowing
j tin- great superiority of the foreign
packages.
The house committee on war
claims hoard Uepresentativo Clark of
Florida and other southern mum hers
in advocacy of bills to return to various
states the cotton tax money
amounting to about $l?S,000,000,
which was collected during and immediately
after the civil war. If congress
should over act favorably on
liiis matter amounts varying from
$3,000,000 to 510,000,000 would go to
many southern states. Tho committoo
decided to bunch all the bills into
one and to make a decision regarding
a disposition of the matter at an
early dat?\
An increase, in round numbers, in
customs receipts of I32.U0O.000 nnd in
internal revenue of 110 000,000, but a
dolicit in the ordinary receipts of the
government of $25,000,000 against
$1)4.000,000 last year shows the result
of tae first seven months' operations
of th<' treasury for the fiscal year
UM'.t-lO, as compared with the eorresiwMiditHr
nf tho nropiwliiH* v?n??
Panama canel disbursements not Included
in the above calculations have
amounted to r.s compared
with $ 12..r>2!i,US4 during tlio seven
months last year.
Senator Money of Mississippi announced
th?? resignation from the senate
of Senator Fountain 1.. Thompson
of North Dakota, Senator McCunibor
of North Dakota, presented the credentials
of W. K. Pureed I, appointed
by (Jovornor llurke to succeed Senator
Thompson, and Mr. Purcoll was
sworn in. It is said that Mr Chompson's
resignation is due to ill heatln.
Senator Purcoll, like hi;-, predecessor,
is a democrat.
The government for the first, time
in the history of the country is printing
its own postal cards at tne government
printing otlice. As soon as
the equipment for special printing
! lias been established a new card, to
| lie known as the index or library
| card, will bo issued. The card will
| lie of an excellent quality of paper
' and of attractive design. The paper
used will be lighter than that us<-d in
the present card, hut it will bo more
, ll< xible and will take it*: much better
! t nan the old yellow card
S< nator ("tay of (Joorgia haw resumed
his scat in the senate after an
absence of more than a month, cans
<d by illness. The senator wan
warmly congratulated by his associates
on both sides of the chamber.
That the crowding of immigrants
in the congested districts of tin? large
cities is much less prevalent than la
popularly supposed, and that common
report of had living conditions le
much overdrawn, is stated in sub
stance in an exhaustive report upon
immigrants in cities submitted t<
congress by Senator iiiliingl.am oi
Vermont, chairman of the immigra
iiwii commission.
A favorabl; report has been made
to tho senate in the bill appropriating
for a liuli hatchory in tho state of Ala
baina.
It is real easy to tell when eggs
are fresh and when they are not with'
out breaking tbe shell, according to
statements made by Dr. Harvey W,
Wiley, tiie government's ehiel chemist,
at the "high-cost of-ilving hearIng
being conducted by a house sub'
CO III Hill l" u. ?' >? ' *?-.? iiu\ <J my ^Aplained,
l>uf also demonstrated, u
practically infallii i" method. H? had
a big glass brealtt'r about threefouitlis
lilled witii a ten per runt ho
lution of common table .Hull. Into thin
ho dropped tne < All tlio fresh
egga Bank lo the iiotloin of the
breaker, while lue that woia
not fre?h Moan ,, a louith or a third
of tho waior
[PALMETTO STATE Nip
Columbia, 8. C.?There are hrohlbitloniBls,
local optlonista, onT> the
fencoB, stand-patters, and lilgfi iloenee
men in the legislature i ud all
are doing a lot of talking, mor >, really,
than la necessary for the iirelTare
of the law-making body. The wiiskey
question is claiming uie mionuon 01
all of the legislators In a qui<i way.
One certain statement that upn be
made is that every man of llie one
hundred and sixty-six has hm views t
along this line. There are two class|
es of prohibitionists. First, riere are
prohibitionists whom everybody respects?the
man who believes in prohibition
from a moral standpoint;
and then there is the man who is on
tlio nrnh i hi t inn huTid wni/nn inut hn.
cause he thinkH li in a good political
investment. The latter class is more
numerous than the former and the
movement can safely be sifted down
to a poltical move.
On the trip to Clemson the other
day, the smoking cars of the coaches
were given up to caucus rooms and
there was some lively political talk.
Car number 1?prohibition; car number
2?a mixture; car number 3?
same as millibar 1 and so on.
"This prohibition movement or cyclone,"
said the member from Charlestoon,
"is linking the church and
state too closely and is too much like
anarchy. For the life of 1110 i can t,
see why other sections of the state
should say to ua just what we want
and then force the prohibition down
our throats. I am not talking for
Charleston only, but for the entire
state."
"We want prohibition, prohibition,"
gesticulated one of the members who
t had been drinking too much, and it is
I a fact that a strong pretender of proI
hlbition on that trip went to a prohibition
town and got drunk, us the
expression goes.
High license is the latest and Senator
Smith has Introduced a measure
in the senate calling for such.
Charleston, S. C.?One solid cargo
?five thousand tons?of cotton seed
cake is the order from the mills of
South Carolina and Georgia for export.
Much of this will come from
the Charleston cotton seed oil mills,
and the cargo will probably bo loaded
in this city.
The significance of this immense
purchase is that foreign buyers are
willing to pay the prevailing high
! prices for the cake. The result of
' uh<r.tiw.n? uK|...twl will Kn I Iw,
| strengthening ot' the meal market,
and consequently higher prices 011 account
of the removal from the market
j in this state of such a largo quantity
from the mills.
Anderson, S. C.?A Hoys' Corn club
! lias been organized in Anderson covinj
ty with about lifty members, ami
I many more to join. The organization
waB perfected with the assistance ivf
I County Superintendent it. Iv XichoiI
son, Mr. O. H. -Martin, State Superlnj
trudont of Education J. 10. Swearini
gen and Air. Ira Williams. The or- ^
| ganization meeting \sas largely ati
tended and much enthusiasm was
Columbia, S. C.;?D. \V. McLaurin
has received a letter from a lady residing
in Watertown, Mo., asking for
information concerning an ollicer of
the Twenty-third South Carolina regj
iment hy the name of Cobb. She
| .-\tates in the letter that she ban in
| her possession a sword that was takt
eu from Hi is ollicer by an ollicer ol'
I the Twentieth Maine infant r> at the
I battle of Five Forks, Virginia, in
April, 1805. It is also stated that
if tilt? ollicer referr* d to can be 10i
tuit u ui Info i>topie tout the sword
will be returned. The records do not
allow that there was an olliccr Ij> tne
name of Cobb in the Twenty-third
regiment.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY NOTES.
....The election in tlio legislature reI
suited as follows: Insurance cominisloner,
F. M. McMnster of Columbia.
1'enitentiary directors, J. 1). Doas of
Kershaw; and \V. II. CSlrmi of Ander
nv/il, VIVUIOUII II liniVUi), 1. *V1.
.dauldin of I'ickons; W. t?. Ijouh oi
Churuw, and ti. 11. Itawl of Lexington.
\\ luthrop college, L). \\ . Mchnuriu of
Dillon; U. K. Tillman ot Trenton.
I Diversity ot South Carolina trustees,
It. I'. Hauler, Jr., of .Marion, and
i;. Spencer of Yorkvillo. State Colored
college trust ties, W. Kloyd of
nershaw; tj. It White of (Jnostrr.
I'au joint session oleeted the follow*
; ing: Kor associate justice, I). IJ. llydrlck
of SpurtanhnrK. Kor judges,
lirst circuit, Vl. I>;ini/.ler ot Orangeburg;
second circuit, itolurt Aldricn
<>i Marnwell: third circuit. John s
v\ ilKon of .Manning; Uaiitli circuit, )<
t . Walts of Clieraw; Kixtli circuit,
Ucorgc \V_ tiage; cigiith circuit, ?
Kiugli ?ji Abbeville; statu librarian,
Laviuia li. Laborbo of Columbia.
... .'1 'hero was a battle ol words on
the Hour of tin- house between Rep
it n< ntalivt s Kichards ami (downing
vshicii came near resulting m a per
1 sonal < m ount* r. This was prevented
by tin- interference ol' lriunds. Mr.
lirowning stated that laying a
' till! ii)M nf iiiwiIi i lii t inn vlr
a I'd 8 had Wild hold of tlio (all of tho
' prohibition mule and tiiat (tie mule
would hick Mr. Richards into tlu>
governor's oilico. lie said that Mr.
ui( hards had supported the state dis
p? nsary until that position was no
1 longer tenable and t.:at he had now
' laid hold oT the protn lion movei
mnnt. Mr. Richards' only r< ply
! that Mr. drowning s c iium us were
beneath his notice,
i ....An interesting measure tlut lias
..I.LL...I lUi^.l .1 I ?..r ... <>...
|xinn?ai Mil I U i VrtU I H/S lilt* 11 (IIJ * I H
i the lull by Representative l?'oster providing
for trial ol! fictions against,
public service corporations.
i .... Among the Iniis u.ik ii p isiu
i (Iiirtl reading in the house \,ei\* ,r
i Dixon':; i>ill making n .i i ..n ..icanor
i for any person having lh< iu.>.o..i.\
( and control ol children to shut them
up iii any (h\r!im? or oui lio.iso and
\ off and ' < l n a' Lint rouHncd;
, ir c'ohI'T'h IiiiI i ) pr v< I tin; for'
l feituro of infiuraneo lor (< :; in i< a.
| gonr<, nnl?-8? (Ikj joinif coni.iiDntu i.?
j (lie 'os?, and to provido for trial
' lnr\ for tli.il is n( :inil Mr i.- t
, ; hill to pay doioners jurios. Mr.
Clary's Itlll. : p. d. i r vines thai
Jurors serving , JurlCH
nail be paid ;">U cents a oay
....Dillon county has been establlshcd.
Tho new county hill was given
j its final reading. Thoro was no opposition
on the third reading of tlie bill.
After it \s as given its
reading, Mr. Jauii r chnchod t < .
ter, and all i..?i i now needed is to
ratify ;<iul f< r tin- governor to sign
j tho iCt. I II I V
| Ion county h? .1 < .1
I .v . il, provir
' f(>r
11 s n '
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