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EAT TRUSTS INDICTED
Six Great Packing Companies and
21 Packers Must Stead Trial.
WE FORCE EXIRAWIION
Defendants Curtailed the Supply to Arbitrarily
and Fictitiously Increasd the Price, I
Says the Grand Jury.
Now York City.?Six great packing
companies and twenty-one packers,
sevoral of them multi-n'iiUionaires, socially
and industrially prominent,
were indicted by a grand jury in
Hudson county, New Jersey, charged
with conspiracy in limiting the supply
of meat and poultry.
The indictment is drawn up under
the law of New Jersey, which provides,
upon conviction, a maximum
penalty of three years in the penitentiary,
or a $l,OUO tine, or both,
ffhe offense is extraditable, which
means that practically the meat barons
of this country must either successfully
escape extradition or come
to Jersey Citl for trial.
Pierre Garven, the nubile nrosccn
tor of Hudson county, announces he
will forthwith notify the defendants
of the indictment and will be ready
to force extradition in every case
None, he 9ays, will bo spared.
The defendants as named are as
Corporations: The National PackJng
Company, Armour it Co., Swift
ti uo., Morris & Co., Hammond Packing
Company, (.5. II. Hammond &
Individuals: J. Ogden Armour, A.
Watson Armour, Louis F. Swift, Edward
F. Swift, Charles 11. Swift, Edward
Morris, Ira N, Morris, Arthur
Meeker, Edward Tilden, U A. Carton,
Thomas E. Wilson, Thomas J. Connors,
F. A. Fowler, L. 11. lleyman,
James E. Bathgate, Jr., George J.
Edwards. Frederick 13. Cooper, D. E.
jtiartwell, Henry 15. Darlington, A.
A Vnlln.- 1 .nnn.nl /'
The Indictment, which bristles In
its arraignment of the men namedi
also refers to "clivers others" as lw
ing responsible. These latter, however,
are not specified.
The foregoing list of names, it will
be sewn, represents tflie very backbone
ot the great packing industry,
containing, as it does, two Armours,
three Swif'.s and two Morrises, all for
most part residents of Chicago, j
her with i'*' ortant figures |
the first" conast
to fix reprevailing
t states that mere
supply were put on
stated iutau'als, small
>ed upon 'bjmhe defendcurtail
.lie purpose of fictitiously,
and unlawfully increasing
iipt is mado to recite tlie
,.d to have been sustained
ib 1 ic by this alleged creaartificial
prices, but ware"
held specifically to blame,
ans, it is chftfrged, the do"-o
successful ^n keeping
^rk?t8 large quantities of
poultry which, -41 put upon
ta urnU 1A ImuA
ieet reasonable jk'inand.
ON HAS few JOB.
;'8 Matrimonial Agency
to be in Full Swing,
n, D. C.?The "Uncle Joe
imonial Agency" is In
" 'ce the publication of
nr several days ago,
<n Qhio deplored
ot\ living as a
CantA ^Klnfr matrimony,
full t f./ sexes, dealing'
Cnfi originalhavr been urndiiril
jn whVr.hg'in tht?yspeaker's mail
vtimois farmer- wrote that he did
^not mind the high prices, and that
\he was possessed of a one nundred
and twenty-acre farm and was look
ing for a WTfe. A hot response to
.the letter came from Detroit as follow
"Dear Mr Cannon: I read your m<1
vertisemeiit published about the
farmer liv ng in Stewardsvilie, 111 .
who hadjfa one hundred and twentyacre
fur . 1 am a pretty girl, eigiijJKm
t&gu.jyenrs old. I have always in
jV tfl?" ii? live on a farm. I will close
Br Hoping to hear from you," etc.
* . Another wt man writes:
*'I>t*?ij* I iiiJoe. Why don't tli'
Aipv ?^ps. (>r tlu> old ones for
copt a worthy man
nli vanity |
iy, 'in all!
girls are I
ion l?l make
e and fo
,<M)0 in all
tkAlnv uKumt !
..iream8 ii) the uf,?re
? *-? ! v V?
The body of Edpeclal
a thicket by the
,tncoln, Lincoln connueen
Bhot from ambunti
nlng to his home from tho
it Is nald that many thrcatn
- made agalnsti Den lire
Cotton Promotes Prosperity.
ta ?a.?An excellent crop
^Var, with high fcricfH for cotton,
I^MaVroduced unexcelled prosperity
Hp section, nnd this la being mii
li evidenced by Increased tic
in real eMAto in the city of
NEW mSSKSJPPI SENATOR.
After Long Deadlock Legislature Beets Leroy
Percy to the Senate.
Jackson, Miss Leroy Tercy of
Greenville, lawyer and planter, was
chosen United States senator from
iMississippi to succeed the late Senator
A. J. McLaurin and to serve duriiiR
the three years of his unexulred
term by a majority in joint legislative
caucu^ of live votes over former
Governor James K. Vardamau.
The result came on the ilt'ty-eightli
ballot and was brought about through
j a process of elimination, terminating
a deadlock which has prevailed during
Governor Noel had announced that
should no selection be made during
the present legislative session, he
would appoint General James Gordon,
the present temporary appointee, to
serve during the unexpired term.
Leroy Percy was bom in Washing
ton county, Mississippi, November 9,
1861, and is the son of the lato Col.
William Percy, formerly of Alabama.
He graduated from tile University of
tut; ouuui lit ot'wuuuv, auiiii., uuu im
also a graduate of law of the Uuf-'
versity of Virginia. His postgraduate
course was at Princeton University.
After his collegiate course Mr. Pcrcy
returned to Greenville and engaged
in the practice of law* in connection
with the management of extensive
land interests and aiUce *early manhood
has taken an active p&rt In the
political and other affairs of the state,
although he has novef heretofore held._
public office. ^
1909 CHUKCH STATISTICS.
No Change In Rate of Membership
Atlanta, Qa. ?.Statistics of the
churches In. tfliS Country for 1909,
show practically no change in tho
rate of chufajfr) membership increase, j
The increase' in membership for the
year was 791,713, the grand total being
34,677,000. At the same time
thero.was a gain ot 1,023 ministers
and 4,720 churches. The total ot
ministers is 168,378 and of churches
215,160. In tae order of denoinina- ;
tions the Roman Catholic still stands
In the lead with 12,351,096 members;
Methodists, 3,1511,913; Southern iiaptists#
2,139,080; Colored Baptists, 1,874,201;
Southern Methodists, 1.780,788;
Northern Ifvsbyterians, 1,311,- j
328; Disciples, 1,173,3."i7: .Northern j
Baptists, 1,176,380; Episcopalians,
912,123; Congregatioiudists, 732,600;
Lutheran Synodical, 726,926; Reformed,
112.560; Mormons, 4?i0,050; I'nited
Brethren, 304,656; Jewish, 143,000;
Dnnkards, 122,* 17; Friends, 119,001;
Adventists, 91,951. Tae percentage of
women to men in all the churches is j
now 57 to 48.
WEALTH RUINS COLLEGES.
Sensational Charges Made by Bishop
Atkins of North Carolina.
Dallas, Texas.?When Bishop Jas.
Atkins of North Carolina, after ? xt?> 11
ing the ability of those who amassed
wealth, declared, with his hand raised
and clenched, that predatory wealth
was being used to subsidize 11??* colleges
of the Christian churches and
that he was opposed to su< It subsidization,
the applause that followed
from the laymen of the Southern
Methodist Church, in biennial conference
here, was vigorous.
With Bishop I loss, Dr. Duyse. Dr.
Kankin and others aligned on one
side, and with Chancellor Kirkland of
Vandorkilt 1'niversity at Nashville ;
Dr. Wharton and other united on a
policy contrary to that of Bishop lloss ;
and others, the issue is to be raised
at ihf next general eoni'i'renee, and is
regarded as vital to tlio church.
Tlio laymen subscribed $25,000 for
the support of their missionary movement
during th?' next three years.
Will Appeal World Case.
Washington, D. C.?As a result of
the cabinet meeting, Attorney General
Wickersham telegraphed to District
Attorney Wise, at New York, to
note an appeal from the decision of I
Judge Hough dismissing for want of j
jurisdiction the indictment of the
Press Publishing Company (the New
York World) on the charge of libel
in connection with the Panama canal
Mint Employees Dismissed.
Philadelphia, Pa?From i?0 to 0 i
employees of the mint, weighers,
counters and others, worn dismissed.
It was announced by otllciuls that
about *") of the dismissals were consequent
on the installation of automatic
mac'nines, each of which does
the work of four men.
A souvenir of the capture of a |
-southern blockade runner during the
civil war, an old box containing about
$on in C'blifedei ato bond.*, lias
been found in the customs house in
lioston, Mass. The discovery was
made during the removal of the customs
house property to temporary
quarters while; a new tower is being
constructed on the old building.
f? i.f'w. nnnAi.ii/-i./l 1,/if/tKn tlx. A/.A.l
eniy of Science at Merlin that Mine.
Currie, who, with t.ie lato Professor
Carrie discovered radium, lias sue
ceeded after una hundred and forty
days of research in obtaining a tenth
or a milligram of the now element
known as polonium. She states that
it possesses a rndioctiv ity supe rior to
radium, byt disappears rapidly,
whereas radium connorves its energy
indefinitely. Polonium is said to he
five thousand times rarer than radium.
The tins sneck produced wiw
tho result of treating live tons of
pilch blend with hydrochloric acid. It
is kept in i> vase Of quartz and the
vaso is spilt and cracked in all directions
from the rapid cbetnical decomposition
caused l?y tin- poionium
Dr. Henry Thibault of Scott, Ark ,
announces bis diBcovory that quinine,
which has been in use for many years
as an internal drug, is oc&ldes the
greatest anesth tic yet discovered.
The I niversity of Kansas, which ha?
tested the matter in its medical
school, says that quinine oveithrows-;
stovarn ajid will drive cocaine put
of the flold entirely as a local anes
tin tic Injected locally the effec t or
(juinitio is said 10 uisi ior several
days, -o that (here arc no after pains
from an operation for many days. It
is said to bo absolutely safo.
From 1-eonia, Lincoln county,
Mont., conies tho report of (ho biggest
radium vein ever found in this
country. Along with it rich gold ore
and some sapphires.
Professor Perclval Lowell of tho
Flagstaff (Ariz.) Observatory announces
tho discovery of a new canal
on .Mars h thousand miles long.
He thinks this is evidence that tho
planet is Inhabited.
Aleck Wiekham of Sydney. N\ S
W., swam fifty yards in 23 3-5 see
onds. This i? a new world's record
Wiekhnm hold flic* former record (ji
>? 3f> Hi'coiidH for filly yards straight
7 : ;vV: >1-v ; '-AJ
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Schema to Pass Spurious $10
Gold Pieces Unearthed.
PFADMfl nrMTIOT ADDEOTFiV
ULUM11H l/LHIBOE HIMLOIU;
Dr. J. R. Dedcc, of Nichols, Ga., Receive! Ily
Mail Box Containing Counterfeit Coins
and His Arrest Followed.
Vald03ta, Ga.?Dr. J. It. Dodge, a
dentist at Nichols, Coffee county,
and nis brother, Dr. E. E. Dedge, of
MUitown, Herien county, were arrestI
ed by United States secret service
men and brought to Vaidosta charged
with being implicated in an ai
leged counterfeiting tcheine.
Dr. J. It. Hedge was given a preliminary
hearing before United
States Commissioner Hoy E. Powell,
and bound over under a bond of
$4,000. The warrant against Dr. E.
E. Dodge was dismissed.
Whflti llr T V? n f
was arrested a small box containing
ten spurious $10 gold pieces were
fomd in his overcoat pocket. These
coins wore exhibited as evidence
against the accused at the trial. The
woi'kmansbip is pronounced by the
officers as about the best they ever
saw. The coins are apparently made
of a white metal nlated with Kold.
and could readily be passed as gen
ulne on a person who happened not
to notice them carefully. Their
l^eatest defect is their lightweight,!
'two of them weighing but little more
than one genuine coin weighs.
^ Tho box of coins, which had been
received through the mails addressed
j to the accused at Douglas, Ga.,
had .been ordered forwarded to Nicn
ols. ; ,The inspector's attention was
called to It by the postmaster am
his assistant, whose suspicions ha
been aroused in some manner. The
inspector opened the box, and carried
it to the deputy collector's office
fit Mjk'<ni wlioro it wns In
Afterwards the package was returned
to the Douglas ofllce and, in due
course, forwai\led to l>r. Dedge ?u
Nichols. The officers followed the
package to the latter place and, when
it had been delivered, arrested the
doctor. The postmark indicated tin
the pasteboard box containing the
eoius was mailed at Atlanta, and
while the ofllcers discuss the matter
guardedly, they <!o not believe that.
tlu> spurious money came originally
No evidence wan presented at the
trial that l>r. Dodge had passed an>
of the money, nor were any mouldy
or countoriiiting apparatus found on
Dr. Dodge made no defense what
ever at the preliminary hearing. 'I <
tho ofllcers, when arrested, he stated
that ho thought the hox contained
son " dental supplies which he had
ordered, and that he did not know
who sent him spurious coins, or
whore they came from. Nothing that
would indicate the senders appeared
on tin box or in it.
DEMOCRAT LEADERS MEET.
"We Have Been Talking Over Matters,"
Hot Springs, Ark. ? Norman E
Mack, chairman of the national democratic
committee; N. \V. McLeod,
personal representative of Joseph V.
Folk, of Missouri; \Y. A. Percy, the
brother of the newly-elected United
States senatur of Mississiimi. iinc
Colonel S. YV. Fordyce of St. Ixniis,
a prominent southern democrat, all
being together at a hotel here, stai.
ed the report that the visit of tho
chairman of tho national committee
to tlus resort would have important
backing on the next presidential race.
It was stated that a number of other
prominent southern democrats arc to
arrive during the stay of Mr. Mack.
Mr. Mack would neither confirm
or deny the report of his interview
with Mr. Mcljood and others.
"They are here, and I am here, and
wo iinvo been talking over matters,'
was all Mr. .Mack had to say.
CRUSADE AGAINST HOUSE FL.Y
Moving Picture Campaign cf Educa-(
tion To Ce Conducted.
wasningion, u. o.?i tie cnmnion
house fly is the object of a nationwide
crusade that was lnunched
against hiui here. A moving picture
campaign of education in theaters?
throughout the I'nited States and in
Canada was perfected by enthusiastic
men and women, who have organized
themselves into a special fiyfighting
coinmittee of l:i? American
Civic association Hy the moving
picture films they expect to educate
everybody to the dangers oi t h>
house!!} and transform the population
of the I'nited Slates and Canada
into an army that will make bis
Sea Island Growers Stick.
Charleston, S. C. Tin* Soil Island J
Cotton Hood association voted not to |
dissolve, although there wa.i some
talk of this in the fact of "leakage
of seed and a turning from the planting
of long staple to the more profit
Able crop. The seed men will look
furt.ler into the propositions to start
u thread mill here and other kindn
Holding Cotton for 15 Cents.
Montgomery, Ala. Nineteen thousand
hales of eottou are stored away
in Montgomery warehouses and are
demanding a price of 15 cents per
pound. Owners of the cotton announce
that the staple will not I'
released until the demand is complied
with by cotton brokers.
"Black-Eyed Susan" Selected.
Annapolis, Md. ? That minatnre
sunflower, the "black-eyed Kiisan,"
has hoen selected as the official flow
er of Maryland by flu- vote of the
school children of (lie state, and the
fact was duly recorded in the minutes
of th?> meeting of the state hoard
Dr. Cook in Chile.
Andes, .Chile.? Dr. Frederick A.
Cook and his wife, arrived from Santiago.
They will remain here a
week, when they may proceed across
the mountains for Jtucnos Ayres.
Bank In Liquidation.
Chattanooga, Tcnn, ? The Union
Bank and Trust company of Port
Wayne, Ala., went into liquidation.
Jt Is ono o'i a chain of banks with
tbo parent institution in Birmingham.
The deposits are said to be small.
Schedule of assets and liabilities not
Tillman Getting Well.
Washington, D. C.--Senator Tillman
Is recovering in a remarkable
manner from the recent stroke of paralysis
he recontly suffered, lie hap
the use of all of his faculties' now and
is daily gaining strongth. *
Congressman-Craig, of Alabama! Tells flow
the Farmais May Profit.
Washington. L>. C. ? Irrigation In
cho humid r<(glonB wuh tho text of
a recent spet/eh by Representative
Craig of Alabama. Ho proposed that
the south should fortity itself against
t lc boll \Vee\ul. The boll weevil, he
said, was a 'certainty and would be
in Alabama "In. two years. It was
worse than useless to expect that
there would bo discovered within that
time a destructive agent tnat would
prevent tne advent ot the scourge,
and all statistics gathered showed
that the Loll weevils left only 10 per
cent of the cotton, 'i uat meant disaster
to town and country alike.
With irrigation, he argued, farmers
could insure ten acres of crops tor
every artesian well uiey had. irrigation
in the humid regions, Mr. Craig
said, had been tried sufficiently to be
shown a most beneiicial thing. _ The
few experiments that the agricultural
department had been abls to make
with its meager appropriation lor irrigation
work had demonstrated that
ait; utilization of the wells and other
water sources on southern farms could
wondrously magnify their productionu.
Hv, cited tlie demonstration work being
dene by the irrigation engineers
near Selma, Ala., and said that the
same results could be had at most
anywhere in the south, and he offered
examples from many of the eastern
Last year the agricultural department
spent in the humid regions'$300
of the total irrigation appropriation of
$75,UOO. This year effort JS made to
cut down the total to ?70,000. Mr.
Craig is endeavoring to increase it to
STRIKE LEADER ARRESTED.
Labor Leader Murphy Charged With
"Inciting to Riot."
Philadelphia, Pa.?Following the
publication of a statement alleged to
have been made by John J. Murphy,
president or tne central i^auor union,
that "a general strike should be
called immediately. I think It is inevitable.
There are men in the northeast
who can shoot as straight as
any trooper who ever drew a breath,"
a, warant was issued for the labor
I' iiut'i, i:iiui&ui? iiiiu itii iiiLuniH
The remarks on which the warrant
for Murphy's arrest were based wore
said to have been made by him following
the announcement that at a
special meeting of (he board of directors
of the Philadelphia Rapid
Transit Company llio request for arbitration
submitted by tiie committee
of prominent clergymen had boon
Riots fTi West Philadelphia and in
the southern section of the city followed
the running of cars in those
Director of Public Safety Clay said
the strike is now merely a memory,
lie also issued orders forbidding the
use of wagons which have been doing
a thriving business hauling to
and from work people who did not
care to take a chance in riding on
to cars while the temper of the
strike sympathizers was at fever
TWO CONTINENTS UNITED.
All-Rail Route From United States
to South America.
Mexico City, Mexico.?Da vid E.
'i'lioiuDKon. late ambassador to Mex
ico, who recently bought the Intercontinental
railroad, the connecting
rail artery between North and South
America, has forged another link in
the enterprise by signing a contract
with Guatemala for the construction
and operation of an international
bridge over the Suchiate river at
Ayutla, on the border of Mexico and
This point is at present the terminus
of the Inter-Continental line, it
requires the constructing of thirty
miles of road to connect the city of
Guatemala with the City OY Mexico.
l'his will K've .New urieanH ana otacr
American cities a thorough rail
route to the capital of Guatemala.
PRESIDENT SCORES POINT.
First Administration Bill Favorably
Reported in Senate.
Washington, D. C.?The adminlstration
bii! to create a court of commerce
and amend the interstate comii'orce
laws was ordered favorably
r< ported hy the senate committee on
interstate commerce, which will recoii'ii'cnd
it* passage in practically the
form it was recently revised by Attorney
(Jen< ral Wickersham.
The attitude of the house committci
in regard to the bill, on the other
hand, is giving the president some
com crn, ami no seni ior some oi
the republican members of the committee,
and urged them strongly to
do everything possible to expedite
the passage of the measure, even if
it should he necessary to amend it,
so Iontr as the general purpose of the
art was carried out.
^ - ? T I. ,1 I 1 ? ?w A n o4 i?i /%
r 1 C I liuuauilll rit na iu Mtw
Possibilities of Poultry Business.
Mexico, Mo.?More than a thousand
hens from the United States and
Kurope will meet in an e^K-layinn
contest here next fall, if the plans
of T 10. Quissenberry, secretary of
the Missouri State Poultry hoard, are
successfully carried out.
The competition will he held at the
poultry experiment station, wh'V,
will he built here and conducted unmiller
thf? sunorvlKion of the United
States department of agriculture.
It will last for six months, and 18
intended to demonstrate the possibilities
of a scientifically conducted
New York City.?Announcement of
a national "Tuberculosis Sunday,"
to be held April 24, in two hundred
and fifteen thousand churches of the
. n_.i KM (In. MM.
I I1IUMI omurn, VY*?r* iiiuu* \j j ua?
tlonnl Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis. It Is
planned that on this date sermons
on th<i subject will he preached In all
of the churches of the country, and
in the meantime instructions ahoir
tuberculosis will he given to the clergymen
through the local associations.
Railroad Men Refused Increase.
Cleveland, Ohio.?Thy replies of
the southern railroads to the wage
demands of the Krotherhood of Rnll
road Trainmen and the Order of Hallway
Conductors were opened here.
The refusal of the roads to meet the
men's terms was nnnnimous.
This places th<- southern railroad
situation In practically the same state/
as that In the territory north of the*
Chesapeake and Ohio and eatrt of the
Mississippi. It Is now certain that
any action taken by the men to press
their demands will, be simultaneous
* ft 7
lu Address atNewark N. J., Taft
Knocks the Newspapers.
CALLS PAPERS WRITS
President fait Says Newspapers Don't Carry
in Pockets All ol Public Opinion and That
He Intends to Avoid Them Hereafter.
Newark, N. J.?President Taft prefaced
Ills address before tho Newark
board of trade here with a personal
statement of his feelings after being
a year in t"he white house , which
brought the uudience to its feet witu
cheers. He took occasion to pay his
respects to the newspapers, saying he
was going home to Washington and
Former Governor Franklin Murphy,
in introducing the president, said
that before Mr. Taft had gone to the
white house last year, he had talked
with him of the great responsibilities
that were to be his. Mr. Taft earnestly
said he wanted "to make good."
"It "is true," said President Taft, "1
told*Governor Murphy I wanted to
mane goou a year ago. l am not so
certain of doing it now. He said something
about the newspapors. When the
newspapers are prone to criticise and
sometimes unite in hammering your
administration, treating it sometimes
with contemptuous disdain and sometimes
with patronizing friendship, it
is hard to overcome the feoling that
perhaps you ought to begin all over
"In view of all that, to have received
the welcome which I received
?and which I believe to' have been
sincere?gives you a littlo hope that
perhaps the newspapers don't carry
in their pockets all of public opinion,
and that perhaps the American people
are able to see through something
of hypercriticism, something of hysteria
and something of hypocrisy,
Otwl l.nvn o ?.rvol < 1(1.
?*?? IV (I I oj UIJ/UIIIJ vviiu |
the man who, under a considerable
responsibility, is doing the best' he
"They say that sometimes demonstrations
are misleading, but I am
going to believe, as I have said, that
your reception is sincere, and I am
going to take that nattering unction
to my soul as I go back to Washington
and avoid the newspapers."
Mr. Taft took for his theme the
homely subject of government economy,
and told of the efforts being
made by his administration to cut
down appropriations wherever possible.
in addition to this, the president
declared he shade the hope that the
commission which is to be appointed
to revise the business methods of the
uig uepuruuenis ai vvusnmgion may
effect a saving approximating ?loo,000,01-10
NOT PREPARED FOR WAR.
United States Army and Navy in
Poor Condition Say6 General Bell.
New Haven, Conn?Speaking before
a meeting of national guardsmen
here, Major General Franklin
Hell, chief of staff, United States
army, said that in the future the
Monroe doctrine would givo the country
a lot of trouble. In speaking ot
the far eastern trade he said:
"Does any oik; think we can secure
a portion of the trade of the
Far East unless we demand it? 1
tell you from a study of economic
conditions in this country that if the
nation doesn't get a share of tais
trade there will be suffering here."
"1 hope, before I die, to see a real
military force in the American states.
I am no glutton for glory, but I am
here to say that the nation which
will not fight for its rights will soon
have none to light for. It la to be
noted that this country is ever ready
to light, but is never prepared."
UNIFORM EDUCATIONAL LAW.
State School Superintendents Are to
Washington, D. C.?Uniformity in
educational legislation in the several
states will be considered by a conference
or state superintendents of public
instruction, which has been called
by the United States Commissioner of
Education Elmer K. Brown, to meet
at Indianapolis, March 3.
The conference will be held in connection
with the meeting of the department
of superintendents of the
National Education Association. Three
conferences of state superintendents
have already been called by the commissioner
and important recommendations
on the subject of uniformity in
legislation, it is expected, will be the
outcome of the fourth meeting.
Commissioner Drown and Harlan
I'pdegraff, specialist on school administration,
will represent the United
Suites bureau of education at the conlerence.
Hogs Above $10.
Pittsburg, Pa?Live hogs sold here
at the stock yards for $10.05 per hundredweight,
having crossed the "civil
Graham is Sent to Atlanta Pen.
Pencacola, Fla.?Thomas A. (iraham,
a prominent naval stores operator
of ltaldwln count v Ahihnnwi
who was convicted two years ago of
conspiracy to commit peonage and
sentenced to serve thirteen months
and pay a fine of $1,000, was taken to
the fedetal prison at Atlanta. Tho
ofllense came within the jurisdiction
of the local federal courty by reason
of the naval stores man coming
across into Florida and forcibly tak
ing a negro man back with hiui.
War on Hookworm in Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala?Dr. Wlckliffe
Rose, executive officer of the Rockefeller
commission for the eradication
of the hookworm, who is hero to look
Into the Alabama organization, states
that the entire south is being covered
by experts. There is a great
amount of the disease. In Florida,
wliero ho has Juat been, Dr. Hose
says there have been schools found
where every pupil and every teacner
is Infected. The campaign in thin
state will be related to that now being
made by the stato health board.
Latham is Editor News and Coruier.
Charleston, 8. C.? Robert Latham
was elected editor of the News and
Courier, succeeding J. C. Hemphill,
$1,6600,000 to Be Distributed.
Lexington, Ky.?It Is expected that
$1 *600,00 will be distributed al once
to rlaininntK aorninnt tho BniiHilini
Mutual Investment Company an a result
of the confirmation of tho report
of Receiver J. C. Rogers by the
circuit court hero. The Investment
company failed several years ago
with nearly 3,0G(> claimants residing
in overy state ot the union.
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LATE NEWS NOTES. I
Tiio thief who stole $173,000 from
the chlcago subtreaaury February 18,
1907, Is now Immune from., criminal
prosecution, the statute of limitations
having expired, Tho only recourse
of tho government now 1b
to positively locate tho thief and institute
civil action to recover the
money. Secret service men contlnuo
to run down' every clew. The caso,
which long ugo came to he* known
as the "Chicago subtreasury case,"
is one of the mo8t baffling with
which the Unitod Statos government
has had to contend.
"Tuo sloppinees of women Is responsible
for most of the divorce
cases," said the Kov. Joachim, during
a lecture in Pittsburg, Pa., Catholic
church. Before marriage many of
them aro neat and tidy at .ill times,
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uui auui iuu wvuuiiig Lvrviuuiijr iuu/
are careful about their looks only on
tho streets. Many homes aro wrecked
because of the nagging and faultfinding
by both man and wife and a
disposition on the part of both not
to bear with each other's failings."
The toy piBtol, the torpedo cracker
and other "instruments of carnage"
will be in little demand next
Fourth of -July, if the intentions of
the promoters of a safe and 'sane celebration
of Independence day aro
carried out. Plans for this year's celebration
in Chicago were announced
by the Chicago Sane Fourth association.
The plans aro for a house fes
tlval to bo participated ih by persons
of all nations who Have made this*
The American Geographical society
at a meeting in New York presented
a gold medal to Colonel CharleB
Chaille-Long for his work in ascertaining
the source of the Nile thirtysix
years ago. Exactly what he did
was to connect the discoveries made
by two British explorers,
The officers comprising the joint
army and navy board have gone to
Panama to determine the site for canal
fortifications. The party will
probably return to Washington about
Counterfeit $10 notes of the scries
of 15)01 again have made their appoarance.
Three have been passed
here and Ciiief W'ilkie, of tiie secret
service, says the hill is the same
counterfeit which has bobbed up in
different sections of the country during
the last live years. The bills all
bear tho same number, 2,413,601 1).
Imports of the principal articles of
merchandise into tho United States
during tho seven months of the now
tariff bill ending with January, 1910,
aggregated in value, $$91,000,000, as
compared with $09.7,500,000 for the
corresponding period of the previous
year, an increase of $ 193.800.000. ac
cording to oflicial reports of the bureau
of statistics of the department
of commerce and labor.
"A hen is a bird," but its eggs aro
dutiable at 5 cents per dozen as the
product not of a bird, but of a hen.
This is the decision of the United
States treasury department. The contention
was laid before the department
that hens' eggs should be admitted
as birds' eggs, which are duty
free. The department ruled that
they could claim the sprightly title of
"bird," but that under a clause of
the Payne tariff law specifically levying
a duty on hens' eggs it will con.
tinuo to cost nearly half a cent apiece
to import the product of this
particular kind of bird.
The senate committee on military
affairs has favorably reported Senator
Bankhead's bill continuinc in
force until December 31 tho act providing
for the marking of the graves
of the Confecleratee who 'died in
northern prisons. The work lias
been in progress for three years and
Commissioner Oates, who has charge
of it. believes it can bo finished by
the end of the year. Members of the
senate are wondering whether Senator
llyburn of Idaho, who was so
effectually squelched on tho Hankhead
bill authorizing the loan of
tents to the Confederate reunion, will
oppose this measure. Should ho do
so it is expected that he will again
be found voting alone.
Counterfeit 25-cent pieces, so skillfully
made as to defy detection by
anyone not an expert, are being circulated
in Washington. Despite the
efforts of a picked band or secret
service men, headed by Chief Wilkie
in person, the circulation of the mon
ey continues. Not u trace has been
found of the gang. According to those
who have handled the counterfeit
money the coins well nigh defy detetcion.
They have the ring of minted
money. Hence the work of the
secret service in locating tho gang
is exceedingly diillcult. it is believed
that the gang is doing business
in other cities so it would be well
to be or. the lookout for new quarters.
Assistant. Secretary of the Treasury
Norton has recommended to congress
tbe dicontinuance of the practice
of the government of paying for
lilt! II <iflnj)i/l ui i in; ll ucuuiltll
silver and minor coins distributed
throughout the country. Ho says
that if tills practice is stopped on
Jtine 3o next it will save the governmont
$100,000 for shipment expense,
besides reducing clerical work In the
Senator Hankhead offered an
amendment Intended to bo proposed
to the postollice appropriation bill,
dividing rural delivery carriers into
ten classes running from those who
havo twonty-four-inllo routes to receive
$990 per annum to those who
have six mlleB at $435 per annum.
A New Orleans orchestra figured
at a hearing before the house committee
on immigration, in connection
with the Hays bill for the regulation
of Immigration. Representative Kustermann
(republican) of Wisconsin,
pleaded for the froe admission or
foreign musicians to "protect us from
some of the discords of our American
bands." He mentioned particularly
the Italians and the Mexicans.
A 1.~ ll/t|/lm? rnnpna<>n(ln? ?li*. mil
n I Ulll I uwiuci, IV-|/I vnuiiviiiR mo UIUsiclans*
' against the Importation of foreign
bands and orchestras who work
cheaper than the local musicians.
| Major Charles E. Woodruff of the
' army medical corps, lias taken sharp
issue with some college authorities
who think tho regular army soldier
Is overfed. Some years ago a squad
of soldiers was fed on a groatly reduced
diet under tho supervision of
a college professor, to demonstrate
his point that/ peoplo In general could
live on much less food than thoy consumed.
Apparently a satisfactory ex
IMM JIIHMIL WWW 1JIilt11", iVIUJlil >V UUUI IIU
wants even more food for the army,
declaring? that the United States
I ariny^ iH behind Knropean armies in
that^matter, r.nd favors an allowanco
of 60 cents per month for each soldier
to buy extra food.
PAIMETTO STATE NEWS
Columbia, 8. 0?Tho last day of
tho legislative session la tho senate
was witnessed by a* procosBlon of
business that was marked with the
dispatch ^vith which it marched
along to .TTie accompaniment of motions
to stable ami motions to adopt.
Tho asylum bill passed its final
roadlnR In the senate with uo de
bate. It is provided that two of the
members shall be tho superintendent *
of the stale hospital for dtt&t Insane,,
and the chairman of tho feflate hoard
of health. 4 v
The bill providing for the further \ ^
winding up of tho stato dispensary vwas
When the Garris school bill came
up for discussion in tho senate a
proposition was advanced to use the
$275,000 of tho state dispensary funds
for the public school instead of malt
iu? u. UIIOUI uxiyrupriuiion ua proponed
by tho school bill. The amount
was fixed at the present figure, $60,000,
but the money comes from the
dispensary funds. The bill prevent
ing deduction from weights of cot
ton for bagging and ties was passed
in the senate after much debate. The
bill preventing nepotism in the employment
of professors or other employes
in state institutions of learning
The senate, by refusing to ndopt
the report of tho free conference
committee considering tho railroad
mileage bill making railroads accept
mileage books for transportation on
the trains, killed the bill, Tho bill
carried provisions for several different
kinds of mileage, identification of
A brief review of what the ceneral
| assembly has done and has not, is of
Interest just now. The free conference,
after wrestling with the big
appropriation bill all night, sent It
over to the house, where it was adopted,
and the final act of the session
was conducted. The measure was
signed and it carries nearly $2,001),|
This legislature has, above all, disI
tinguished itself for the passage of
hundreds of local measures.
Anotnrcr uistinguisnmg reature or
I this legislature is that the state taxes
have been raised over one-half a_mi|l.
I This is very striking iiVvleW "v
fact that equalization In South Carolina
is so very irregular. The statement
can he made that the running
expenses of the government of South
Carolina has been increased by nearly
$1,000,000 in the past .twenty years.
There will he no new supreme
None of the state officials will receive
Compulsory education was not kill
The asylum situation was wrangled
over and resulted in a partial victory
for t ie majority committee.
The railroad mileage law was
Whiskey legislation remains the
A pure foodstuffs measure was
Clemson college will he investigated.
Dillon county was created.
The penitentiary la^or contract
was attended to.
Food Inspection. I
What possibly is the best'pieces of
work by the general assembly was
the passage of the food , 'ngjjecJ-'jr ,
act and the appropriation of
to the weak schools of the state. The
school act was fathered by Representative
(Jarris, and it is really a jjreat
monument to him. The food Inspec
iion hci win prevent oouin uaroima
being used as a dumping ground
ior impure foods by tho western
packing and grain houses. A tax of
2r? cents on each ton of. foodstuffs
is provided by the measure. As was
expec t-d, me compulsory education
measure was killed.
The Liquor Laws.
The Kix counties will retain .their /'
dispensaries, and the pronibition '
question is going to be of campaign
material in the coming summer fight.
The good roads measures were defeated.
Colonel Cosgrove of Charles*
ton withdrew his measure for the
submitting to tlie people tlie question*
of issuing $2,500,000 worth ot bonds
for tho improvement of the highways
| of the state. The hignway comnusI
.don and good roads engineer lnoasI
i, t'do utnm
Charleston, S. C.?Within nine
ii'onths or a year the Carolina,
Clinch Held and Ohio railway will he
exporting coal out oi Charleston
ironi lis own bunkers and terminals
on the Cooper river.
Within sixty days, it' arrangements
negotiated are confirmed, the company
will be exporting coal temporarily
from one of the Charleston. Terminal
I'lans for the development . o^ the- great
terminals and the construction
<>.' t he bunkers on the sites owned
by the CI inch field company are now
1>? ing prepared and it is expected
that the lirst work of building will
be begun within a few weoks;
These announcements were made
by .Mayor Hhrtt upon the authority
of Mr. W. M. 1'otter, chairman of the
hoard of directors of the Cllnchfleld
company, who, with Mr. M. J. Caples,
president and general manager, and
Mr. Campion, vice president and traffic
manager of the company, came to
Charleston to make temporary
rangements with the terinin
pany, whereby the exportat)
from Charleston may he I
in the next two months, r
ness he developed col'
the building of the r
and hunkers of the
Anderson, 8. C.?
tax books in the
clerk, the property
of Anderson for 1
crease of $181,324
This year the val
assessment of $3,
there is between
000,000 worth of proj
The mill levy this year i
20 for Inst year. The ?<
alone to be collected
amount to over $57,0C
be added $2,000 and
tary and street taxe
Charleuton, 8. C
one thousand bags
island cotton cror
4 ti/\uu'i iwt lkftcru It
(luriiiK the wee
to buy, after
market for aoi
planning to qull*
staple for the
continue to grow
The cotton was
Ing from thlrty-tv
cents a pounu. j i.
the season aggrcgat
8.084 and the stock
be 4,679 bags.