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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7. 1904.
IND OF GREAT FAIR
' World's Exposition Goes Out In Blaze
: cf Glory
MANAGEMENT HIGHLY GRATIFIED
Closing Exercises Held In the Plaza
of St Louis, Exposition President
Francis and Gov. Dockery Deliver
ing the Principal Addresses-Mr.
Francis Says the Fair Has Consumed
His Entire Time For Four Years and
is the Work if His Life-Final Day
Designated "Francis Day" in His
Honor-Closing Scenes Impressive.
St Louis, Special.-The Louisiana
Purchase Exposition has ended. The
stupendous and magnificent exposition,
"Whose tendrils of interest have* extend
ed into, every portion ol the civilized
world, and even into aboriginal re
cesses, bringing within the gates of St.
Louis. ; millions of visitors . from
throughout the entire world, has run
Its course, and now passes into history
as probably having comprised the most
representative collection of the re
sources, industries, art, people and cus
toms of the world ever assembled.
The best order has been maintained
throughout; there have been a few
.fires, but all were of small moment,
with the exception of the destruction
of the House of Hoo Hoo, and the par
tial destruction of the Missouri Build
ing, recently. The former, was imme
diately rebuilt. No loss of life has oc
curred during che exposition, from acci
dents, st. Louis has proffered most
gracious hospitality to the world, and
it has been accepted. "
Throngs of visitors have poured in to
.attend the exposition with the expecta
tion of being pleased and satisfied.
They have departed amazed an J .grati
fied. The opinion has been expressed
at all times, on all sides and without
reserve, that the Louisiana - Purchase
Exposition has been .a success. The
man probably most prominently known ,
in connection with the World's Fair toi&l
the president, David H. Francis, p.nd it
was deemed fitting that the final day
should be designated as "Francis Day,"
in his honor.
"This exposition has been the work
of my life," said President Francis, "It
has consumed my entire time for the
past four years, but every hour has
been au hour of pleasure to me. I have
exhausted ray stock of adjectives in
trying to describe this fair. It is as
difficult to do it justice as it is to paint
The closing exercises were held at
the base of the Louisiana Purchase
monument, in the plaza of St. Louis,
where, were, held seven months "ago
the-exercises th^? formally, opened the
a.?wnrlrl, '~Tbp nrincipal
nonir,n/ip. rlnTiT-^-'v^ -r-rx>--fij: " ?. .
I?ickery,"~of Missouri, and PresITOrrr
President Francis, in his address,
spoke of the lasting influence of the
fair, "which marks a new epoch in the
intellectual and industrial advance
ment of the world and the dawn of a
new era in the industrial relations of
governments and people." In conclu
-iou he said: "May the enterprise with
.ihich we have been connected for
nearly seven years past bring into still
closer brotherhood all the nations and
all the peoples who have participated
in it May it deepen our patriotism^
May it strengthen our for a benign
Providence that smiles upon us."
Promptly at 4 o'clock all the great
exhibit places were closed and visitors
were excluded. In the Palace of Agri
culture onslaughts were made on some
of the exhibits, where the settings were
composed of straw and fragile mate
rial, and for a time general demolition
was threatened, but prompt action in
affecting a general ejectment put a
stop to the threatened ' turmoil.
Steadily the white bulbs silhouetted
the exKib't palaces against the night,
periodically the illumination of the
Terrace of States surmounting Festival
Hill changed from white to red, then to
green, and then black and white. Over
on Agricultural Knoll the great floral
clock clicked off the minutes of tue de
parting pageant. And in the night rang
out the tones of the massive bell, as
the midnight hour was tolled by the
great clock. Instantly a hush seemed
to pervade the entire grounds. The
glowing electric bulbs slowly began
dimming, the pulsations of the great
engines that drove the cascades gradu
ally died down. The light faded stead
ily, diminishing until but a faint glow
was perceptible. Suddenly there was
darkness, and the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition had passed into the chron
icles of history.
Gift to Methodist Church.
Nashv?e, Special*-The late million
aire phifenthropist and dry goods mer
chant of St. Louis, Richard M. Scruggs
in his will just filed, makes specific
bequests of $481,00'0. Large amounts
are left to the' Methodist Church, South
for the foreign missions. To W. R
Lambuth, Secretary of the Board of
Missiones of Nashville $5,000 arc left
for a girl's school at Hiroshima, Ja
parf; Bishop E. R. Hendricks will get
$5,000 for missions and the same
sums are left to Bishop E. E. Hoss,
Bishop Chandler, of Atlanta, Bishops
: Galloway and Wilson for the same
Live Items of News.
Some striking figures are contained
in the annual report of Secretary of
The President and Mrs. and Miss
Roosevelt returned safely to Washing
ton from St. Louis.
Kansas contributed a figure of John
J. Ingails for Statuary Hall, in the
The Nevi York State Court of Ap
peals' declared the Eight-Hour law un
David M. Parry, was re-elected presi
dent of the Citizens' Industrial Asso
ciation in New York.
James B. Duke, the tobacco multi
milllonare, w?s quietly married to Mrs.
li. M. McCredy, of Camden, N. J.
At a meeting of the Citizens' Indus
trial 'Association in New York the
methods of labor unions were de
Herbert D. Newton, of Brookline,
Mass., stated that Andrew Cornegie's
name was on the $500,000 note offered
as collateral by Mrs. Cassie L. Chad
wick, but Mr. Carnegie pronounce*
I PALMETTO AFFAIRS
Occurrences of Interest in Various
Parte of the State.
General Cotton Market.
Galveston, quiet . 8 9-16
New Orleans, easy. 8 1-2
Mobile, quiet. 9 5-16
Savannah, steady.8 3-8
Charleston, steady . 8 1-4
Baltimore, nominal .'.. 9-7-8
New York, quiet. 9.00
Boston, quiet . 9.00
Philadelphia, steady .'.. 9.^25
Charlotte Cotton Market.
Good Middling . 8 1-2
Strict Middling .:. 8 3-8
Middling . g 1.3
Tinges and Stains_.. 7 7-8 to 8 1-4
A New Cattle Disease.
Within the last month Dr. Louis A.
Klein of Clemson, the state veterin
arian, has received letters from a num
ber of farmers concerning a disease,
unfamiliar to them, which was causing
the death of their calves and yearling
cattle. This disease was,manifested
by the following symptoms: Gradual
loss of condition and strength, with the
animals feeding well; a soft, sack-like
swelling under the jaw, which was not
bot or tender; scours; sometimes a wa
tery discharge from the eyes. The ani
mals usually lived one to three months
ifter being attacked. Only young cat
tle were affected, even where the old
:attle used the same pasture and barn.
3f the cases reported only three re
covered. On one farm the young cattle
lad been carried off in this way for
:hree years. Investigation of the dis
ease has not been completed, but on
>everal farms visited it was found that
he trouble was caused by small worms,
>ne-half of an inch long and about as
hick as a hair, m fact, at lirst sight,
hey had the appearance of short white
?airs, but on closer examination the
arger worms show a red stripe curi
ng through the body like a corkscrew,
he red stripe on the white background
resenting the appearance of a bar
b's pole. These worms, which are
:nown as the twisted wire worm, were
ound by thousands in the fourth stom
ch of the affected animal examined, .
ying in the mucous of the stomach 1
-all and scattered through the con
snts of - that organ. They live on the 1
lood and body juices of the animal 1
hey inhabit, thus depriving the animal
f the nourishment it should derive 1
"om its food. (
The Farmers' Union.
Anderson, Special.-A -country organ ? r
ation of the Farmers' Educational i;
3-operative union was formed in this
ty last week. Hon. J. P; Glenn, for-. [
er' State senator" from this county, fi
as elected.president The..work of?
?ganizing subordinate lodges has been &
>ing on for some time, and the union ?
arts off with a-good enrollment of t
tt&$wmmmt?m?mmmmm*i. n ??..m ^
i Anderson county for some time will =
3 merged into the union, which has J
ow been established in all the cotton t
South Carolina Items.
A. special from Orangeburg says:
.fter a harmonious but lively and .
iteresting session the convention of ;
?b United Daughters of the Confeder- |
cy adjourned sine die to meet next I
ear at Johnston. The day was given ?
irgely to a consideration of the report ?
f the historical committee and af- 1
erwards resolved itself into an ex
lerience meeting and interchange \t
>t views on matters pertaining to th-*
,ood of the order. The election of?
ifflcers for the following year resulted
is follows: President, Mrs. Harriot
Shannon Burnet, Camden; First vice
iresident, Mrs. James Conner, Charles
on; second vice-president, Mrs. Lulu
ce Vandiver, Anderson; third vice
iresident, Mrs . Mortimer Glover,
>rangeburg; fourth vice-president,
Hrs. R. D. Wright, Newberry; record
ng secretary, Mrs. August Kohn, Co
umbla; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
3. G. Clifford, .Union; treasurer, Miss
Mary McMichael, Orangeburg; auditor,
Mrs.* C. C. Featherstone, Laurens.
A stock company is being organized
at Conway to start a broom factory.
It is thought that a large plant will be
established for this purpose.
Seven Scotch emigrants arrived at
Sumter last week, and were immedi
ately given employment.
The Baptist State convention ad
journed its sessions at Chester last
week after a most profitable and inter
esting meeting. It will meet in Colum
bia next year.
The little l8-months-.old daughter
of Charlie Hobson, who lives two miles
from Pickens, was burned to death
Thursday morning. The father was
badly burned in attempting to rescue
the child. The family went out early
picking cotton and the child's clothing
caught from a fire that had been built
in the field.
The commission has been received
from the secretary of state for the or
ganization of the company, which will
operate a trolley line from Charleston
to Summerville. The Philadelphia con
tractors who are interested in the pro
ject will arrive in a few days to go
over the route and arrangements are
being made to organize the company
and start the construction as soon as
It appears that an effort may be
made in the next general assembly to
amend the child labor law, in order to
make its provisions more stringent.
The law aspassed is said-to have been
somewhat of a modification of tho
bills introduced originally. There has
not been any compl Int from the mill
managers since it w~c ?^.-sed, except
that some of them claim that it turns
loose an idle class upon the streets of
the mills town and therefore that a
compulsory education law should be
Was Slightly Burned.
Anderson, Special.-Mr. T. H. Rus
sell, jr., commandant of the Staunton
Military academy, has returned to the
fity for several weeks. The academy
was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago
and Mr. Russell suffered some slight
1 injuries from burns and also lost much
of his clothing and many books. The
school will be ready for work about
the 1st of January, when he will gc
bacK to Virginia to resnupie hts duties
FOR THE OPEN SHOP
Movement Among Employers Against
A NUMBER Or TALKS ARE MADE
Citizens' Industrial Association Takes
Steps to Fight the Boycott, Limita
tion of Apprentices and Other Labor
Union Measures-Will Discriminate
Against Neither Union Nor Inde
pendent Labor-Steps Looking to
Organized Effort-President Roose
velt Alleged to Have Assented to a
Remark That Responsibility Must
Be Put on Unions.
New York, Special.-Plans for or
ganizing tbe employers of labor in this
country to combat the labor unions
were considered at Thursday's session
of the Citizens' Industrial Association
convention. Among the several ad
dresses delivered was one by Daniel
Davenport, of Bridgeport, Conn., exec
utive agent of the American Anti
Boycott Association. Mr. Davenport's
topic was the purpose and work of the
American Anti-Boycott Association.
He told cf the suits against the United
Hatters, which, he said, had been of
great moral effect in bringing home to
workers responsibility for the boycott.
John Beattie, a representative of the
Master Painters and Decorators' Asso
ciation, speaking of the labor situation
in New York, said: "Recently I asked
President Roosevelt, as an American
citizen, .(o use his influence to put the
responsibility on labor unions, and he
"That's the thing that is needed.'
The report of the committee on reso
lutions as adopted re-affirma the ob
jects as adopted by the Chicago and
Indianapolis conventions of the Cit
izens' Industrial Association, and again
ieclares for "the open shop." De
manding only good faith and fair deal
ing, it discriminates against neither
.inion nor independent labor.
'..The freedom of the apprentice and
;he right of the individual to have a
rade and follow lt
"The right of private contract, with
iqual obligation upon employer and
"The right to work, limiting the
lours of labor whether of'brain cr of
he hand as a -matter of mutual agree
ment, not a subject for arbitrary leg
The resolutions direct the executive
ommittee to take the necessary steps
o secure a proper channel of activity
Dr the correction of iuterested organ
za tions with the Citizens' Industrial
L?soeiation of America.' The resolu
ions oppose the limitation which the
rade union sets upon the number of
T^ITfT^^riTTrHT^ aaa ??ass thr
vidence of the right to begin to prac
ice a trade.
The resolutions finally condemn the
lolicy of trade unions in prohibiting
membership in the State militia, as dis
oval and dangerous.
H F Thompson, of Birmingham.
Ma. said in part: "Politically you
;neak of the solid South, but there is
something solid in the South besides
hat. It is the 'open shop.' That is
air to labor, because it asks nothing
nit merit and skill. There are cities
n the South that have not a single
anion shop in them. Chattanooga is
>ne of them. We are prepared in the
South to protect the 'open shop' with
Lhe same strength as we protect the
sanctity of the home, and we beg of
you to do vour duty as patriotic citi
zens and make the North and the West
and the East just as solid against
trades unionism as we have made the
David M. Parry, of Indianapolis, was
re-elected president of the association.
President Did Not Say lt.
Washington, Special.-It was author
itatively stated at the White House
that the President did not make the
remark attributed to him bf Mr. Beat
tie, of the Master Painters' Asso
Favors Hague Proposition.
Washington, Special-Mr. Hioki, the
Japanese charge d'affaires,, called at
the State Department and informed
Assistant Secretary Loomis that the
Japanese government had received
yesterday the invitation cf thc Ameri
can government for a second confer
ence at The Hague, and that the in
vitation would be promptly presented
to the Diet. The intimation is that
the proposition meets with Japanese
Paid Negro to Kill Husband.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-Jake
Bradford, colored, and Mrs. M. J.
Plummer, have been arrested for the
murder of J.' G. Plumuer, who was
Shot and killed Wednesday night
while sitting on his porch, and Brad
ford has made a confession, impli
cating Mrs. Plummer. He says that
she offered him money to kill Plum
mer, but that he refused to do so;
that he had fired the fatal shot after
she had handed him thc gun and he
bad taken it aw*c.
Colored Industrial Schools .
Lynchburg, Special.-The better ele
ment of the negroes in Lynchburg be
gan a movement for the establishment
of an industrial home and orphans*
school of domestic science in this city.
They have secured a building in
which to begin operations and the
school will be opened as soon as pos
sible. It is the intention of the pro
moters of the project to add a reform
atory to the home.
John W. Yerkes, Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, reports estimated
receipts for the present fiscal year
It is believed either Rear-Admiral
Davis, Chadwick or Sands will be the
American representative on the An
?lo-Russian commission to investigate
the North sea affair.
Attorney-General Moody declares
guessing contests conducted by publi
cations are forbidden by the Anti-Lot
Private John Smith, of the Army
Hospital Corps, who married a negress
was dismissed from the service by tne
war departmsnt on the ground that ^ha
aaa another fcu&Uffd. living,
LONG RANGE WEATHER FQRfClSTS,
An Interesting Document Issued" by
The observation of the phenomena of
nature has engager! man's attention
from remote antiquity. His early efforts
to interpret the wonders of the heav
ens, and especially the intricate and
apparently arbitrary changes in the at
mosphere, resulted in the acceptance
of the supernatural rather than the
true exp?anation of things. Thus aro3e
the first crude sciences, the oldest of
which-Astrology-assumed a causual
connection between the stars and con
junctions of the planets and man's J
actions, both individual and collective.
Although these first efforts to under
stand nature were honest, the appar
ently natural love of man for the mys
terious, and the mental slavery result
ing therefrom, ultimately formed a se
rious hindrance to the growth of real
knowledge concerning thc phenomena
of. nature, the baneful effects of which
have hardly yet been overcome Ir
some-lines of thought.
One science, Meteorology, the science
Df the weather, which has made Its
mief advancement only during the last
If ty years, is still retarded In its prog
ess by the trammels of superstition.
iVe still have groundhog experts,
rveather sharps, and long range fore
:asts, people who pretend to believe
hat they have an infallible system of
iredicting thc weather, storms, floods
>r droughts for months or even years
ihead, and who foist, their predictions
ipon the public for the benefit of their
?wn pockets. Like the charlatans who
iOt long ago swindled some people
nth a process of obtaining gold from !
oa-water, these weather fakes also ?
eep their methods secret, and strange (
:> say they find some people willing to :
elieve their preposterous claims, the j
ublication of which is calculated to be
ositively injurious to agricultural,- j
jmmercial and other industrial intel'- j
The Weather Bureau, a department
C the National Government whose ser- t
Ices are for all, bases ile forecasts 1
pon actual instrumental observation ?
E weather conditions throughout the -p
nlted States, and is scientifically Jn- p
rstigating the laws controlling at- tl
ospheric phenomena. Its forecasts* are i:
?r a definite time and place, and are a
sued for only two or three days in ad- c
mee, rarely more, because the expert
recasters of the bureau understand
e futility of attempting long range
recasts in the present status of the
lenee. Though occasionally missing a
recast, the Weather Bureau rarely
ils to give timely warning of radical
cather changes which are of practical
iportance to the interests of the
recasts. Misstatements by private
eather forecasters should be entirely
:ppressed; weather forecasts in alma
ics, etc., are worthless. As a true
lowledge of meteorological phenom
la is of great importance to man in
1 the activities of life, people should
ither place their faith in the Weather
ureau, the operation of which can
ot fail to be of. greater and greater
?nefits to the people as the science of
?eteorology advances.-C. F. Von Her
tann, Weather Bureau.
News of the Day.
Thirty thousand Socialists demon
trated against Herr Lueger, mayor of
ienna, ou the eve of his sixtieth
irthday. The burgomaster recently de
cribed the Socialists as a lot of raga
luffins. October 23 they gathered in
lie Ringstrasse opposite the Rathaus,
baking their fists and waving sticks
nd red handkerchiefs. A charge hy 1,
00 police finally dispersed them.
Archbishop S. G. Mcssmer. of Mil
waukee, did not attend the funeral of
irchbishop Elder in Cincinnati on elec
ion day because he said his duties as
. citizen prevented his going.
Mme. Francesca Janauschek, famous
is an actress, died at Amity ville, L. I.
Rev. Dr. William T. Manning, vicar
)f St. Agnes' Chapel, Trinity Parish
Mew York, was elpcted at Lacaster,
Pa., as Protestant Episcopal Bishop
rf the new Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa.
Rev Dr. Charles E*. Woodcock, of
Detroit, Mich., accepted the offer to be
come Protestant Episcopal Bishop of
Father Vandeven was consecrated at
New Orleans and Father James L.
Davis was consecrated at Davenport,
Iowa, as Coadjutor Bishop of Daven
Organizers of the Women's Christ
ian Temperance Union made their re
ports to the national convention in
The World's Fair at St. Louis, which
closed Wednesday, is pronounced a
The strike of the miners in the Tel
lurlde district of Colorado has been
Joseph Leiter, the wealthy owner
ol coal mines at Zeigler. 111., and his
attorney have been indicted for bring
ing armed men into the State in de
fiance of a new Illinois statute.
The creditors of D. J. Sully, the for
mer "cotton king,'' came to an agree
ment, and a settlement now seems
Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick agreed
in New York to pay in cash the claim
for $190,000 held against her by Her
bert D. Newton.
Thomas E. Watson, lately Populist
candidate for President, made an ad
dress at Crawfordville, Ga., in which
he bitterly assailed the Democratic
party and thc "Solid South."
Prince Fushimi arrived in New York
and took the best apartments at th?
St. Regis, besides several floors foi
Peter Nissen, who started across
Lake Michigan in a canvas bag. was
believed to have been frozen or suf
James Lindsay Gordon, a Vlrginlar
and Assistant Corporation Counsel o
New York, died at his home in tha
Col. George B. M. Harvey speakini
in Charleston, S. C., advised thu Soutl
to take the loadersbip o* t?& D*mc
12,162,000 BALE CROP
Government Estimate Shows Enormous
Yield of Cotton
A SENSATIONAL DROP IN PRICES
Greatest Surprise of Any Government
Estimate of Late Years, Few Bears
Having Even Talked as Mjch as
Washington, Special.'- Preliminary
returns to the chief of the Bureau of
Statictics, Department of Agriculture,
?how a total production of cotton in the
Uni.ted States in the year 1904-1905, of
12,l?2,0?0 bales. Round bales have been
included in thin estimate, and reduced
to their equivalent in square bales.
The-estimate docs not include linters.
The estimated production by States will
be made public Dec. 5 at ll a. m.
In the preparation and issuance of
the'cotton report, Secretary Wilson
gave a demonstration of the precau
tions taken to avoid advance informa
tion leaking out. Representatives Bur
gess, of Texas, and Ransdell, of Louisi
ana, were invited by the Secretary to
witpess thc preparation of the esti
mate. The party was locked in the
private" office of the statistican, and
thereports from all the cotton dis
tricts -were taken into the room. The
doors were locked from the outside,
ind the Secretary then gave orders for
the opening of the report. The esti
mate of the crop for the year 1904-1905
tv?- then prepared and sent out, before
iny person in the room was premitted
:o???ave or communicate with any per
>on from the outside. "In this manner
:he cotton estimates are invariably
nade," said Secretary Wilson, "and all
luman injenuity is used to prevent
eakage of information."
New York, Special.-The govern
nent estimate of the cotton crop, plac
ng,the yield at 12.1C2.000 bale3, issued
iaturday, was a surprise to more peo
tle, perhaps, than any government re
tort of recent years. While a few of
he more extreme bears had been talk
ng 12,000,000 hales or over, the aver
ge opinion even in bearish circles lo
ally, was that the government esti- 3
late would be under that figure. *
The announcement was followed by c
?other sensational break in prices. J
he decline that has been in progress
ow for over a month and carried the I
tarket down from ll cents to 8% cents, I
roved insufficient in the estimation of t
jg trade to fully reflect the new con- v
f half a cent in less than an hour of
rading. January, which was sold
round 8.5G during the forenoon, was
epresscd to about 8.10 and other
aonths suffered in like measure. The |
p-arket was very excited, with trading (
xceedingly active. <
The official clone was barely steady
it a net decline ot 52 to 57 points, with
iannary. which had closed on yesterday
it 8.5C, quoted at 8 cents, and March
it 8.20. The business was enormous,
md, in spite of additional wires secur
ed for the day by some of the houses,
:here were many orders remaining un
ixecuted after the close of the mar
get, when sales put it up about 600,000
bales. This, it was said, led to a con
siderable volume of trading In an un
official way after the noon hour. Quo
tations on these-transactions, so far
as could be learend, ranged within
about 3 points of the closing figures.
March, it was reported, sold around
$100,000 Cotton Seed Fire.
Selma, Ala,, Special.-The Interna
tional Cotton Seed Oil Company's
plant was partially destroyed by fire
Sunday afternoon, and the seed, hull
and meal warehouse are a total loss.
Between three and four thousand tons
of seed were lost. The total is esti
mated at $100,000, practically covered
by insurance. Spontaneous combus
tion in the warehouse is the sup
posed origin of the fire.
Fatal Gasoline Explosion.
Pittsburg, Special.-In a fire which
was remarkable for its rapidity and
awful havoc, Mrs. Rock Berry and
two of her children were burned tc
death Sunday evening. Rock Berry,
the husband, and his son, Henry, and
daughter, Annie Perry, were.forced
to stand in the street and witness
the tragedy. The forceful though
kindly efforts of the police kept them
from rushing into the-flames for their
The fire is thought to have beer
caused by a spark from a coal stove
setting fire to the carpet, which Mrs.
Perry was cleaning with gasoline. The
house was destroyed inside of ten
minutes after the explosion.
Killed By Neighbor.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-A dispatct
from Sumner, Miss., says that Smitt
Murphy, one of the richest planters ir
the Mississippi delta, was killed then
by Jerry Robinson, also a wealth]
planter. The killing, it is said, is tbi
result of an old feud, originating sev
eral years ago in the shooting of f
negro whose services were claimed bj
both men. Robinson surrendered im
mediately to the sheriff. He is 21 year:
old; his victim was 35.
W. C. T. U. Convention Ends.
Philadelphia, Special-The anaua
convention cf the Women's Chrkitiai
Temperance Union was formally ende
Sunday with the convention sermor
preached by the Rev. Eugenia F. S
John, of Kansas, the national evang<
list. She said it was her opinion the
although more liquor is manufacture
in this country at this time than a
any time, the middle class of th
United States is rapidly becoming
total abstaining people. Much of th
liquor manufactured in this countr:
sho eaid, is 38nt to the outlyiDg po
66SBio?B of the Uaited ititi* '
Stockade Established and Bad Times
STRIKERS INDICT JOS. LEITER
Qastonia Bank Falle
Gastonia, N. C., Special.-Quite
sensation was sprung here Wednesdaj
afternoon, when State Bank Examine
J. 0. Ellington closed the doors of lbj
Gastonia Banking Company at
o'clock, and look charge of the assetj
pending the appointment of a receij
er. The failure of this well-known
nanclai Institutlop came as a compli
surprise" to the citizens of the Un
Nr. John F, Love, a prominent cou}
mill mr?.2, ii preiiueat, sad Mr, Jet
A. Pago ie tffl&tri
Charge of Bringing Armed Men Into
Illinois Preferred Against Officers of
the Zeigler Mining Company-At
tacks on the Mining Settlement De
scribed By th? Company's Attorney
as Desperate-Machine Guns, Aided
by Searchlights at Night, Hail Bul
lets Into the Bushes in Answer to
Shots From Ambush-Military Call
St. Louis, Special.-A special from
Duquoin, III., says that it became
known there Wednesday that three
weeks ago Joseph Leiter was indicted
on three counts ou thc charge of
bringing armed men into the State,
contrary to recentiy passed statutes.
No attempt has been made to serve
the capias or to arrest Leiter, because
State's Attorney Scott will retire and
wishes to leave the case over for his
successor. Indictments have also
been returned against Attorney Henry
Platt, of the Zeigler Mining Company.
The charge is taking armed men
through the State without permission
of the Governor. There are three
counts in the indictments.
The punishment for the offense on
which the two men have been indicted
is coQflneuient in the .peniteatlary
from one to five years, with no flue
aa an alternative. Union miners and
railroad men in charge ol the cars on
*hich it is alleged imported miners
r*de and were guarded by arnrd men
were the witnesses before the grand
Members of the executive board of
the United Mine Workers say that
lonieccy was given Leiter and Platt
?md that no ono outside the grand
iury rana knew that indictments had
been returnet} unt? the information
Thi/a far In the Zeigler trouble, one
ran has laen killed. Thst was on
November 16th, when a car load of
niaers was teing imported and the
?ar was fired on from ambush, one
Austrian being fatally shot.
There are no records of any other
lerson even havlngfi been injured.
i few have been waylaid and beaten,
mt they were not in Zeigler. They
rare men who had gone to some of
he nearby towns where liquor Is sold.
Attorney Piatc"sa.?3--??- arres
?i?igler had grown ' so bold and h*
sec?me so desperate that Slifj?.
Stein found lt necessary to call out
:he militia. All was quiet Wednes
iay night. Just what effect the pres
ence of the militiamen will have on
Ute strike at the Zeigler coal mines
remains to be seen. At Zeigler the
stockade rs about 800 feet long and
400 feet wide. It is a tight board
fence about fifteen feet high. At each
end at diagonal corners are block
louses, in each of which ls a ma
chine gun. As soon as the darkness
approaches these guns are placed in
readiness for an attack. They are
used, too, Attorney Plat says, every
There is probably no denying the
fact that some shots are fired into
the stockade from ambush. It o; y
requires one shot for the men be
hind the machine guns to get in ac
tion. They send bullets into the trees
500 yards away, like hail. Platt says
these shots from the machine guns
have been answered promptly.
Youngest Catholic Bishop.
New Orleans, Special.-In tbe pres
ence of a congregation which crowd
ed the old St. Louis Cathedral, Father
Cornelius Vandeeven was consecrated
Bishop of Natchifoches. Bishop Mer
sichaerts, of the Indian Territory,
preached the sermon and Bishop
Dunne, of Dallas; Bishop Allen, of Mo
bile; Bishop Merdaguer of Browns
ville, Texas; Bishop Gallagher, of Gal
veston; Bishop Hestin, of Natchez, and
Bishop Ritcher, of Grand Rapids, were
present. Bishop Vandeeven is perhaps
the youngest of the Catholic bishops
ir this country. Until lately he has
been in charge of a church at Baton
Panama, By Cable.-Secretary of
War Taft who ls here for the purpose
of effecting a settlement of the differ
ences between Panama and the canal
commission received the Panama prop
osition in writing late Wednesday af
ternoon and may make his reply soon.
The negotiations between the Secre
tory and the government are being
conducted in secret and no details as
Co their nature will be made public mi
til an agreement is reached.
Joint Invitation to President.
Atlante, Ga., Special.-An effort ort- j
ginating here, has been set on footj
to havo the committees representing
Atlanta, New Orleans, Nashville and
Knoxville in the National Manufactur
ing Association, which have extended
Invitations to President Roosevelt tc
visit the South, meet at an early datt
in Washington formally to present th?
One Carload Received,
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Seven cases of Chase's fun plu3b aod b2av3r]rob93 fnm $1.25 to
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