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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2!, 1905.
Great Gathering of th
Cause" in Louis
WERE TENDERED ROYAL RECEPTION
The Kentucky City Decorated to ?rt
Extent Never Before Known, is
Prepared to Extend' Hospitality to
AU the Old Soldiers Who Come.
Louisville, Ky., Special.-Louisville,
decorated to an extent hitherto un
known and smiled on by typical sum
mer weather, extended the hands of
hospitality to a never.-ending stream
of arriving veterans who have come to
Kentucky to attend the fifteenth an
nual-reunion of the United Confeder
ate Veterans. In every hotel and at
almost every corner in the business
section of the city thc men wearing
the gray are to be found.
Among tho prominent ex-Confeder
ates herc now are General Stephen D.
Lee, commander-in-chief; General Joe
Wheeler, General Andrew J. West, of
Atlanta, commanding the North Geor
gia. Brigade, who came in at the head
of a large delegation of Georgians;
Lieutenant General C. Irvine Walker,
of South Carolina;-'?? General Simon
Bolivar: Biupkner^.General"William JE.
Mickle, of New Orleans, adjutant gen
eral and chief of staff;' Chaplain Gen
eral Wm." Jones, of Richmond, and
General Clement A. Evans, of Atlanta,
the chairman of the history commit
tee, and the'Battle'Abbey.
The Virginia and Maryland dele
gates came in. and some of the great
army of Texans arrived during the
afternoon. The Tennesseeans began
arriving in force Tuesday evening, fol
lowed closely hy a detachment of the
Arkansas regiments. Much regret
has been expressed over the receipt
of a letter from Judge Emery Speer,
of Macon, Ga., announcing his inabil
ity to be present. It had been ex
pected that Judge Speer would ad
dress the orphan brigade, of which
he is a member.
Gen. W. E. Mickle, adjutant general
and chief, of staff,, has completed his
annual report, which is highly inter
esting. It . says: "lt is a source of
sincerest pleasure to me that . I am
able to report that the debt which
has been resting on the federation
for a number of years has benn p?id
in full. That this matter has been
liquidated is due to the extraordinary
efforts put forth by ::ou, and while the
urgent appeal made by you to the
wealthiest members of pur,order was
sent to nearly> three hundred people
and \ should have had most generous
responses, the amount realized was
. ^barely sufficient to wine out the debt.
This lukewarmness on the part of
- those who were in a position to re
spond most liberally is a sad commen
tary cn'the degeneracy of the times,
and displays a deplorable lack of in
terest by men who vere once so ready
to share the dancers and deprivations
that rendered the Confederate armies
famous throughout the world."
"There has been carried on the ros
ter of the order for a number of years
many camps who had made np pay
ment cf any kind since they were
chartered; ? some of these were really
never in existence, having 'died a-born
ing.' After conferring with the adju
tant general "of thc various divisions,
these camps have been put erf the
'dormant list,; and no mail matter
will, for the present, be sent them.
This means an annual saving to the
order. There are still on the roster
a number of camps who do not. con
tribute to the finances of the order,
makes returns of any kind, or manifest
the least interest in the federation.
As soon as definite information can
be secured regarding them they will
be added to the 'dormant list.'
"I am proud to be able to report
that at no period in the history of the
federation have the camps paid their
dues with more promptness or in
Memphis, Special. - Announcement
was made that a consolidation of tho
Memphis ?'Trust Company and the Na
tional Bank of Commerce, of this city,
has been decided on, the merger to take
effect on July 15. Both concerns are
well known and influential. The capi
tal stock of the combined institutions,
it is'said, wil be $2,000,000. John T.
Fargason, a prominent local merchant
and capitalist,' will be president.
4. Chairman Morton Waits.
New York, Special.-The executive
committee- of the Equitable Life As
surance Society met Wednesday-with
Vice Prc rident Hyde presdiing, and
elected Chairman.Paul Morton a mem
ber of the committee. There were no
further resignations from the board,
nor were the'resignations of officers
and directors already tendered acted
upon. Chairman Morton said that he
would not outline his policy until he
had received the report of Superintend
ant Hendricks. Cn the report' was to
depend largely the organization of thc
society, of the directory and of its
executive and finance committees.
i Knights of Honor in Session.
Atlanta, Ga., Special-With more
than 80 delegates in attendance, there
being more than ene delegate for each
State- in thc Union, the bi-ennial con
vention of the Knights or. Honor was
called to order here. Delegate Hudson,
of Texas, offered a resolution provid
ing fer thc admission of women into
Che order. '1 his was referred to the com
mittee cn the good of thc order. The
convention will be in session several
Move by Greene and Gaynor.
Montreal, Special.-T. Chase Cas
grain, counsel for John F. Gaynor and
B. .D^. Greene, has petitioned Judge
Hali in the chambers to be allowed to
furnish sec: rity fdr their appeal to the
Supreme C<.urt of Canada from the de
cision ol King's Bench maintaining the
judgment ci Judge Davidson, who de
clared th3t Extradition Commissioner
LaFonlsino. had jurisdiction in the
present r~>e and who rejected the writ
of hrohii: - n taken against the com
' missioner by counsel for the accused, j
e Heroes of the "Lost
greater number. At the Nashville
meeting only about 46 2-3 per cont o?
the campe Whii? at the present time
4T 34 per cent of them are 'all pres
ent, and accounted for.' The field
from which new camps are to be
gathered is limited, and the material
is rapidly diminlshl?g by the erosion
of time. Yet there are those who
once were units of our great armies
who desire to associate themselves to
gether and connect themselves with
our 'social, -literary, historical and
benevolent' order. Sinco cur reunion
in Nashville last June, IS new camps
have been chartered, making thc to
tal on the roster at the present time
"For the year 1903 the cash receipts
from all sources amounted to $7,035,
while for the year 1904 the amount
was $7,812. When it is borne in mind
that the sources from which this in
come is derived is greatly reduced
each year, this gain-ia thc more mark
ed. The disbursements for the year
"The death rat? among our asso
ciates has been exceptionally heavy
during the past year, owing to thc ad
vanced age of the. men and thc unus
ually severe winter. From all sections
come greatly Increased mortuary re
ports, to which must be added the
names of some of our mest distin
guished and zealous leaders:
"George G. Vest, Matthew W. Ran
som, John H. Reagan, Wm. B. Bate,
Jno.. H. Horner, .Cullen A. Bates, Fitz
hugh Lee, Thomas J. Churchill, and
our beloved Mildred Lee, all of whom
in a way added lustre to our dear
Southland and contributed to its preat
ness and renown."
The reunion was officially opened
Wednesday, shortly after the neon
hour, when General Bennett H. Young,
commander of the Kentucky division,
called the perspiring mass of humanity
in the Horse Show building to order
and introduced the chaplain general,
Rev. Dr. J. William Jones, of Rich
mond, Va. Dr. Jones in his invocation,
prayed that the blessing of the Al
mighty God may rest upon the Presi
dent of these United States, and "that
he may be enabled to be the President
of this whole country and every sec
A few moments later. Governor J. C.
W. Beckham, in speaking Kentucky's
welcome to the old men in gray said:
"It is fitting that you should meet
herc, on the borderland of the great
struggle, where we were so torn asun
der. The great contest has been set
tled fer all times. Peace has her vic
tories, as well as -war.
"It is now gratifying to us all that
there is but one flag. In tender mem
ory we have laid away thc Stars and
Bars, and we rejoice that we have the
same flag that floated over us before
A rousing reception was given the
commander-in-chief. General 'Stephen
D. Lee, when he arose to respond for
the veterans to the address of wel
come. The general was in splendid
voice, despite the long wait in the
heated building, and his speech wa?
interrupted many times by cheering.
It was one of the most appropriate
speeches of the kind that has marked
any similar occasion.- It was estimated
that 25,000 ... eterans and sponsors were
present at the opening.
Guilty of Contempt.
New York, Special.-Wm. H. McAl
lister, secretary of the American To
bacco Company, was adjudged guilty
of contempt in the United Slates Cir
cuit Court for having refused to an
swer questions before the Federal
grand jury in connection with thc in
vestigation of the so-called tobacco
trust. McAllister was asked questions
concerning the affairs of his company,
and was served with a subpoena re
quiring him to produce papers and
contracts covering the export business
cf the American Tobacco Company.
Upon the advice of his counsel he not
only declined to answer the question,
but also to produce the papers asked
for, taking the ground that he was
protected by his constitutional rights.
He was sent to jail, but later was re
leased on heavy bond.
Fall River Cloth Market.
Fall River, Special.-The sales iu
the' print cloth market for the week
are estimated at about 125,000 pieces.
The bulk of the trading which has
been of a light character, has been
confined principally to medium widths
and wide odds during the week. Most
of the mills are still short of help.
- Meeting Place Now the Question.
. Washington, Special.-Gradually the
negotiations for peace in the Far East
are nearing a focus. The one point to
which tho energies of those directly
concerned in: them now are being di
rected is the choice of a place for .the
holding of the conference of the pleni
potentiaries of the beligerent pow
It is known officially that three cit
ies are now under consideration by
Russia and Japan. These cities, nam
ed in order of the liklihood of their
final selection, are Washington, The
Hague and Geneva.
Effort to Rob Postoffice.
Durham, Special.-It was discovered
Tuesday that an effort was made to rob
the postoffice in West Durham Monday
night. The robbers, the tracks show
ing that there were more than one, en
tered the building by breaking a pane
of glass, but could not get back into
the postoffice part on account of the
strong lattice work. There was a rain
after midnight and the f : i.cks were
made after the rain. Up to this time
there is no clew as to. who attempted
Mexican Railroad to be Extended.
Mexico City, Special.-President Rob- |
bins, of the Mexican Central railroad,
says that work will soon be begun on
the extension of the Central's line to
the Pacific coast via. Cal ?ja. Work was
stopped on this extension two yeats
ago owing to the depreciation of sil
ver, which caused railway earnings to
fall off. The Central's Pacific'port will
be Mananzillo, where the government
is spending millions of dollars to im
prove the harbor there,
PROTEST IO THE PRESIDENT
Delegation From the American Asiatic
Association Presents ? Memorial to
the Chief Executive.
Washington. Special:-A delegation
from the American Asiatic Associa
tion1 (jailed bn President Roosevelt
Monday and protested against thc al
leged severities bf thc administration
bf the present Chinese exclusion laws.
The ultimate purpose of the delegation
in which North Carolina was liberally
represented, was to secure such condi
tions as would facilitate. and enlarge
th? trade of American cotton mills in
the Orient. The claim was made that
the present laws are altogether too rig
idly enforced and Chinese capital and
merchants are prevented from coming
to America to trade.
A MEMORIAL PRESENTED.
A memorial, adopted unanimously
by the entire delegation was present
ed to President Roosevelt by John
Ford, of New York, secretary of the
American Asiatic Associaliou. The
memorial recited not only that Chi
nese merchants were harassed by the
present exclusion statutes, but the law
was being even more than literally ap
plied. The legal regulations are now
so stringently construed by the Depart
ment that many influential Chinese
who are entitled to visit America, are
kept out of the country. The conse
quence is that factories in the United
States are placed at a disadvantage
in the competition for the trade of the
Orient. The memorial admitted that
there was warrant in the wording of
the law for what is being done, but
contended strongly that the enforce
ment of the present statutes was in the
hands of the labor union element and
was not executed in thc interest of
the American citizens. The memorial
closed in the following words:
"The members of this delegation
feel confident that they will not appeal
to you in vain in asking that remedy
should be sought for the anomalous
and unsatisfactory condition of the ex
isting relations between this co- ntry
and the Chinese Empire. Thc probable
disastrous effects on ' their interests
and the interests of industries for
which they speak, of a longer contin
uance of conditions must be their ex
cuse for the urgency and emphasis
which they have taken the liberty to
use in inviting your attention to the
THE PRESIDENT'S VIEWS.
President Roosevelt indicated that
this was a matter.which had to some
extent, already engaged his thought.
In fact, other cotton manufacturers
who .have recently visited thc White
House, have made a somewhat similar
complaint to the Chief Executive. Thc
President told the delegation today
that as he understood the matter, he
was in accord with their puvpose, but
he wanted it clearly known that he
was opposed to the importation of coo
lie labor into this country. He was
in favor, however, of allowing Chinese
merchants io come to America for the
purpose of trading, and that he be
lieved tha? the proper legislation could
safely discriminate between the class
es of Chinese. This, though, was sim
ply his personal view, for Congress
was the proper power to deal with
the matter in hand and thc President's
only duty was to soe that the law as
it stands is faithfully executed.
Big Financ" I Organization.
New York, Special.-The organiza
tion of the largest trust corrnany in the
United States, and one of thc largest
financial institutions of the world, was
said to be a part of the plan of Thomas
F. Ryan in negotiating thc purchase of
the stock cf the Equitable Life Assur
ance Society held by Jas. H. Hyde. Mr.
Ryan's plan was reported to bc to con
solidate the Equitable Trust Company,
tho Mercantile Trust Company and the
Morton Trust Company, all of this city,
with the last-named in control. It is ex
pected that this would result in creat
ing a financial institution with deposits
second only to those of the National
City Bank, of this city, which has de
posits of ?lS?.OOO.OOO. The deposits of
the proposed consolidated trust com
pany would amount to $109,000,000, the
capital stock to $70,000,000 and the sur
plus to $22.700.000. Mr. Ryan's plan was
reported to contemplate also the elimi
nation of the control cf subsidiary com
panies by the Equitable Life Assurance
Prominent Man Murdered.
Tampa, Fla., Special.-The body of
Oscar Brahnan, a prominent citizen of
Plant City, was found on the road three
miles from that town Tuesday morn
ing, riddled with buck-shot. No less
than six loads had been fired into the
body. Investigation showed where at
least three men had waited in ambush
alongside the road. Sheriff Jackson at
once sent deputies with bloodhounds to
ibo scene and posses of excited citizens
are scouring the country searching for
the murderers. No clue has been found
lo the perpetrators, but thc officers ex
pect to locate them before they get far
New Industry at Rock Hill.
Rock Hill, S. C., Special.-A now in
dustry in this place has just begun op
erations. Thc concern is known as the
Acme Manufacturing Company, with C.
W. Frew and Leo Diehl proprietors. It
will tum out suspenders for thc whole
safe market and has been fitted with
first-ciass factory appin tcnances. The
machines put out two hundred dozen a
day. The plant is run by electricity
furnished by the Catawba Power Com
pany. The proprietors will enlarge the
business as soon as everything is run
Athens, By Cable.-Theodore P. Dcl
yannis, the popular Premier of Greece,
was stabbed and mortally wounded
by a professional gambler named
Gcrakaris, at the main entrance of
the Chamber of Deputies at 5 p. m.
Wednesday. The Premier died within
three hours. The assassin, who was
immediately arrested, said he commit
ted thc deed, in revenge for thc strin
gent measures taken by Premier Del
yannis against thc gambling houses,
all of which were recently closed.
Charges Not Sustained.
Washington. Special.-Secretary Wil
son informed the President that he was
pressing his investigation of the charg
es filed with him that a leak had occur
red in the cotton crop reports issued
by the Agricultural Department, but he
yet had been unable to develop proof to
sustain the charges. The agent of the
secret service and others who are mak
ing the investigation, have been in
structed by Secretary Wilson to leave
no stone unturned in their inquiry.
Many Newsy Items Gathered From
General Cotton Market.
VJt.11 V C?IUI1, 111 111 ...... . ..
New Orleans, steady ;??m.? ??-9%
Mobile, steady.; . ; ?. ; ;.. 8 13-16
Charleston, firm .%Vz
Norfolk, firm .8%
New York, quiet ...?.>..? -9.15
Boston, quiet .9.15
Houston, steady.8 15-16
Augusta, steady .9
St. Louis, firm.9
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid to
Strict middling .9-00
Tinges.7 to 7%
Stains.. .6% to 7%
The Prohibitionists Meet. 0
Columbia Stato, lGth.
A conference of prohibitionists
from different sections of the State"
was held at the Main Street Metho
dist church. The meeting began at
about 8:30 o'clock and did not adjourn
until ll. During that time the situ
ation in regard to thc dispensary and
prohibition and the suggested policies
for the prohibitionists to adopt were
Mayor C. A. Smith of Tlmmonsville,
who is president of the State Baptist
convention and vice president of the
Southern Baptist Convention, was call-'
ed to the chair and the Rev. Louis J.
Bristow of Marion was made secretary.
Among those present were: Joel E.
Erunsnn of Sumter, E. H. DeCamp of
Cherokee, Rev. R. A. Sublett of Claren
don, Rev. A. McA. Pittman of Green
wood, W. D. Jones of Marion, J. W.
Hamel of Lancaster, L. B. Haynes of
Leesville, E. W. Peebles of Hampton,
Waddy C. Thompson of Lancaster, D.
W. Hiott of Pickens, T. J. Lamotte of
Columbia, Rev. Vernon r Anson of Co
lnmbia, Howell Morrell of Richland, A.
B. Cargile of Saluda and Dr. E. O.
Watson of Spartanburg, and John L.
MoLaurin of Malboro.
There were several resolutions pre
sented, to the conference which
brought full and free discussion of the
policy for the prohibition organization,;
yet to bc formed, to pursue, and at;
times the discussion ' was very inter
esting and considerable vigor was in
A set of resolutions presented by
Mi". Bristow were first discussed seri-.'
atim and after some modification and-/
amendments were adopted. There prb-;;.
vide for the calling of a State con-';.
venticn, the appointment of an ex-'<
ecutive committee to take charge of,
the general work of preparing^for the.
convention and stipulating the qualifi^
cations of members and ihe magner*
of electing as well as the time for the.
meeting. These resolutions broirgk:.
only perfunctory debate, and it was
not until another resolution was in
troduced defining more specifically the
purposes of the proposed movement
that the meeting really became ani
FOR A CONVENTION.
The resolution sof Mr. Bristow,
which were adopted, are as follows:
"Resolved, That it is the sense.of
this conference that a general confer
ence of prohibitionists of South Caro
lina should be held to discuss and in
augurate a plan of campaign against,
the sale of alcoholic liquors as bever
age, within tho State of South Caroli
"Second, That an executive commit
tee consisting of one member from
each county, of whom ten will con
stitute a quorum, hereafter to be ap
pointed, shall, take charge of all mat
ters referred to it by this conference,
and that said executive committee shall
call the conference above referred to,'
to meet in the city of Columbia on
such date as it deems advisable.
"Third. That in such proposed con
ference each county shall be entitled
to as many delegates as it has mem
bers in the general assembly.
"Fourth. That thc qualifications and
manner of election of delegates be left
to the executive committee.
"Fifth, That the officers of this con
ference shall be the temporary officers
of the conference hereby called, if
The following, which was presented
by Rev. Vernon I'Anson. was adopted:
"Resolved, That we rejoice with the
counties which have voted out the dis
pensary, and that we sympathize with
those now making earnest efforts to
do so, and heartily endorse all the en
deavors on part of the people of the
State to rid themselves of this giant
Rock Hill's New Postoffice.
Rock Hill, Special.-Thc official
notice of thc award of the contract to
build a new government building to
bc used as a postoffico was received
herc Friday morning. The contract
was given, to an Atlanta man, Moise
DoLeon. His bid was ?3.2.500. It vas
officially slated also that the work
was to begin at once. The plans of
this building as already agreed upon
will develop a very handsome struc
ture. It is located on the corner of
Caldwell and Main streets. The
building will front on both streets and
set some distance back from-the side
walk, allowing space for a narrow
strip cf grass on each side of the en
The Catawba Summer School.
Yorkville, Special. - The Catawba
district Summer School for teachers
of the counties of Cherokee, Chester,
Fairfield. Lancaster and York began
its session for one month at ll a. m.,
Tuesday morning with forty-five teach
er-pupils in attendance. Other teachers
are expected. The meetings arc held
in the large and well arranged graded
school building and everything is quite
comfortable and pleasant.
News of the Day.
Dr. Francis D. Kendall, division sur
geon for thc Southern Railway and
otherwise prominent was placed under
a $2.000 bond by Recorder Stanley to
await the result of two stab wounds
Dr. Kendall at 1 o'clock Saturday
morning inflicted on Dr. J. J. Watson,
whose condition is regarded as ex
All the indications point to the se
lection of Washington as the place
for conducting peace negotiations,
Japan being positively against Faris,
and the first work will be to arrange
CLOSE OF THE REUNION
Without Much Pretense of Formation
So Far as the Veterans Were Con
cerned, the Parade was None the
Less A Stirring Spectacle, Battle
Flags Recently Restored by tho Gov
ernment Playing a Part.
f Louisville; KV;; Special.-Beno it li
the shot-riddled battle flags that float
er over many a sodd?n fields and to
the thrilling Strains of "Dixie" that,
oftihad cheered them on to victory cr
defeat, the Confederate veterans wini
wore the gray marched Friday in
proud review before thousands of
people gathered in Kentucky's chief
city to do them he sr,
There was not. much in the way.of
formation and order in the line as far
as the old hoye were concerned, but
they marched with sparkling eye to
the^old tunes, and heard the same
cheers that have stirred their blood
annually since tho reunions became a
part of life iu the South. Many of
the; captured battle flags, recently re
turned by thc government, were car
ried in Friday's parade and were thc
objects of interest and veneration.
THree Overcome by H?at.
The temperature was near the 86
mark, and John Coke,, of Lawrence
burg, Ky., J. B. Allen, of Virginia and
William Potter, aged, 62 of Nashville,
Tenn., were overcome and taken to
The parade which formed at First
and. Main streets,' was in three grand
divisions, comprising the trans-Miss
issippi department, the department of
theKArmy of Northern Virginia and
the^departnient of the Army of Ten
nessee. Col. Bennett H. Young, com
mander of the Kentucky division,
wa?] chief marshal, and the fol
lowing were in command of
th?&vthreo divisions: Gen. W. L.
Capii;,; Texas, the trans-Mississippi de
payment; Gen. C. Irving Walker,
South Carolina, thc department of
Northern Virginia; Gen. Clement A.
Evans, the Army of Tennessee.
m Head of tbs Column
Jit the head of the columi
ciaj: fuests of the reunion, i
Joe;.Wheeler, in citizen's di
Jefi[ers'on Hayes Davis, gra
Pr&ident Davis of the Con
Thjy were escorted by Whee
alfy. . Next came the comm
ch^f, General Stephen D. :
s.t|jfc;. The distinguished lei
chl?'red at every turn. The
, de??s immediate escort-was th
bu^Rifles, from the Genera
cM,'Columbus, Miss., and th?
ed^'carriage containing Miss
ifeaKon Wheeler, sporsor for t
%nYflVher maids of honor.
.?'?^General C. Irving Walker
.'Carolina occupied his tamil;
ja^yiead of the department of i
j'pf^orthern Virginia. The ^
-jgrrda.i division, headed by th
?mept/with Gencr I S. S. Grce
m?hd; The R. E. Lee camp of I
';ha|?'tbe place of honor in the
.;diyJsion. The marching of t
-w?s-splendid and- the mon wc
i.?d?eartily. Then came the T
?C?mp;.:-of Suffolk, Va., and
jackson's old brigade with se
i&??df??ags; These old men
?M-"aroused the crowds to
l'thusiasm. The William Wa
oi Roanoke, brought up the r
The .next reunion will b<
.Text of Japan's Rep'
lng is the text of the .Tapa
to President Roosevelt's ide
to Japan and Russia" on t:
of negotiations for peace:
"The imperial governmen
en to the suggestions of the
of the United States, emboe
..note handed to the Minist
eign Affairs by the Unite
minister on the 9th inst., V(
consideration, to which, bec
source and import, it is just
Desiring, in the interest of
as well as in the interest
the re-establishment of po
Russia on terms and cond
will fully guarantee its sti
imperial government will, i:
to the suggestions cf the
appoint plenipotentiaries oj
meet plenipotentiaries of
such time and place as ma;
to be mutually agreeable ai:
ent, for the purpose of nego
concluding terms of puac<
and exclusively between th
Booker Washington Sees
Washington, president of
Institute at Tuskegee, Ala.
the president to talk with
his visit to Tuskegee ne:
The president expects to
greater part of October 2?
gee, and (arrangements a
making for a demonstrat:
students of the institute ir
The president will review z
and pay a visit to the lr
deliver an address. Prof.
tonight delivered an addi
graduating exercises of '
hich school, thc colored no
and the Armstrong Trainii
Cloth Sales Slov
Fall River, Mass., Spccia!
in print cloth market foi
are estimated at 225,000
much firmer tone has prey
cloth market during the we .v.
are active holders at present pri?..
but manufacturers continue to be slow
sellers. The cause of the firmness on
the part of tho seller is the high
prices asked for thc raw material and
also the strong belief that cotton may
be marked up in the near future.
3 Lilied; 29 Injured.
Albion, 111., Special.-Three persons
were killed and 29 injured in the wreck
of an east-bound passenger train on
the Southern railway at Golden Gate,
111. The train was a "cotton special,"
carrying Confederate veterans to the
reunion at Louisville, Ky. While run
ning at a speed of 50 miles an hour
thc engine struck, a spread rail on a
trestle twenty feet high and the en
gine and four coaches were overturned
and fell to the bottom of the ravine.
The engine completely turned over.
May be Another Great Advance.
London, By Cable.--The practical
certainty now that peace negotiations
canuot begin for another month leads
to the conviction that another great
battle will be fought in the interval.
According to 'AK Daily Telegraph's
Tien Tsin corespondent a Japanese
forward movement has already com
menced In spite of the rainy season,
Agreeable io All Parties As Place ol
liold'ng Peace Meeting
CZAR WITHDRAWS ALL OBJECTION.
Envy and Jealousy of the United
States Are so Unconcealed in Some
Quarters That There Was Almost
?pen Exultation at the "Rebuff to
Roosevelt" by the Foreign Office
Prior to the Czar's Intervention.
St. Petersburg, By Cable-Russia
has finally and definitely accepted
Washington as the meeting place of the
Russian and Japanese plenipotentiar
ies, the foreign "office having waived
its request for reconsideration at the
personal diccrection of the Emperor,
whose desire to give the fullest and
fairest opportunity to President Roose
velt's proposal for a peace conference
is hereby manifested.
After his conference with Ambassa
dor Meyer, Count Lamsdorff, the for
eign minister went to Peterhoff and
laid the matter before the Emperor,
who, on learning that insistence on
The Hague might endanger the n?go
ciions, directed Count Lan^sdorff ?ito
inform Ambassador Meyer that Rus
sia would accept Washington.
It was after midnight when the for
eign minister returned from Peterhoff,
but Ambassador f Meyer was forthwith
notified and a cipher dispatch was
prepared and son. to the state depart
ment at an early hour Monday morn
i sh :
weeii. s ?'stmiii.,
'oas! l " people a.
to i.. . ki?.>d and a seo...
more hi. The wreck was oecas
sioned Dy mad OL collision with a
freight double l eader that was running
Caterpillars Kill Cotton.
Houston, Texas.. Special-Through
out thc eastern and southern sections
of Texas there is a pest of caterpillars,
and reports indicate they arc doing
great damage to fruit trees, colton,
corn and truck gardens. State Ento
mologist Conrad says t-.int while thc
insects are usually crt;'.rellc-; hy n~t
ural enemies, ali specimens cv urine.!
by him tins year rtrc ficj ti chi thc:
Going for Paul Jones' Body.
New York. Special-Rear Admiral
Sigsbee's squadron, which was detail
ed from the North Atlantic fleet to
bring the body of John Paul Jones, the
first admiral of the American navy, to
this country, started on its voyage to
France Sunday. The squadron is made
up of the flagship Brooklyn and the
cruisers Chattanooga, Tacoma and Gal
Tlie Czar cf Russia, it is said, Las
$25,000,000 invested iu English securi
I William Dean Howells and family
have settled for the summer at Kittery
j Paderewski, it is said, can play from
memory more than five hundred com
! Mme. Rejane, the noted French ac
tress, proposes to establish a French
Iii ea tro in London.
! Kaiser Wilhelm often notifies young
officers to leave the hall, as their danc
ing is not up to the mark,
i Probably the youngest general in the
world is a nephew of the late Shah of
Persia, a boy not yet fourteen years
King Leopold will leave a fortune of
$10,000,000, most of which will go to
tho Belgian people for works of public
! President Louber, of France, is sati
ated with French politics and will not
seek re-election, but may go back to
The retirement of Russell Sage from
Wall street is said to be due to the
loss of that cunning which made his
great fortune. ^
"Big Tim" Sullivan, of New York
City, has tired of being a Congressman
and will try for his old position as
Since beginning his law practice,
Judge Alton B. Parker lives quietly .
at a New York hotel, going to Esopus
for Saturday and Sunday.
Craig-y-Nos Castle, the beautiful
Welsh home of Mme. Patti (Baroness
Cederstrom), i1* . ""'.need to be sold
at a prie -.^.n?iess of "cost or asso
.TUo.ice Oliver Wendell Holmes, of
the Supreme Court, iu a recent opinion
on a stock gambling case, said that
dealing in futures was the "self-adjust
ment of society to the probable."
Crow Shows Intelligence.
It is surprising to see the amount
of intelligence that can be shown by
a crow, but a tame bird owned bj
Sherbrook Howard of Bathe, Me., ex
hibits it to a large degree.
?Each morning the bird flics to its
master's bedroom window and utters
shrill cries to awaken him, but will
never go toward the window again
during the day. Whenever hungry he
flies^to the kitchen and keeps up a con
tinual squawking until fed. He re
fuses to fly away, and so far as known
[has never been more than a quarter ol
p, mile from his adopted home.
A few nights ago several othei
.rows from neighboring fields did theil
ltmost to get him to fly away witt
hem,' but, preferring the house of his
oung master, Mr. Crow refused tc
iOharuing decorative pieces are
made of the transparent gelatine jelly
and wild rose, or irose petals. Make
the plain lemon jelly, flavoring with
rose. Pour a very thin layer of the
liquid jelly into individual round oval
moulds, and let it harden. ' Then lay
upon it a single briar rose or a group
ing of rose petals, and fill the mould
with the liquid jelly. Set away Xor
several hours in the ice chest to hard
en. ' When turned out the pink rose
gleaming through the thin cover of
transparent jelly gives a beautiful
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THIS SPACE 1
The Leading Groet
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H.H.SCOTT, JR., of Ed
an4 want tn see rou,
The Paterson (N. J.) teamsters' strike
has been declared off. >.
The entire 2300 Japanese laborers In
Maui, T. H., went out on strike. ' ?
Miners at Nome, Alaska, have formed
a union to resist a threatened reduction
of wages. . ,
David M. Parry has retired as presi
dent of the National Citizens' Indu&
Por tho first time in many years all
the furnaces in tho Lebanon (Pa.) Val
ley were in operation. .
One huudred of tho employes of the
Allentown (Pa.) Spinning Mills went
on strike for higher wages.
President Roosevelt has issued an or
der prohibiting the employment of con
vict labor on Government works. ../. 3
The United States Attorney-General
lins ruled that the National Eight-Hour
law applies to the Panama Canal work.
A crusade against sweatshops, under
the new Child Labor law, has?beeu
started by the Pennsylvania" factory
P. J. McArdle, of Muncie, Ind., has
been elected President of the Amalga
mated Association of Iron, Steel and
Tin Workers. .,
Following a lockout, a strike has
beeu declared by employes of Gross &
Baal), shirt manufacturers at Phila
Members of the Rural Mail Carriers'
t Association of Burlington County, -N.
J., declare that they are organized only
for social purposes. '
Because the waitresses at the Hotel
Racine, of Racine, Wis., struck recent
ly several local society women who
reside at the hotel volunteered to act
in their stead.
All (he employes, except the tonnage
men and police, employed at the Home
stead Steel Works of the Carnegie Steel
Company have'received an increase of
from 5 to 20 cents a day in their pay.
'When a feller's good and hungry,
Then he caln't -work no mo';
He's got to do some eatin'
To make the old wheels go;
An' when he's ben to dinner
An' stowed away a heap.
Then what's the use o' workln'?
A feller's got ter sleep.
Oh, when's that good time comin'
When we don't' work no mo'? *
I'd like to go a struttln'
To that there golden sho',
An' loosen all my buttons
An' eat a mighty heap
Of yalluh yams an' possum
An' sleep an' eat an' sleep.
I'd love to go a-fishin'
In th' evcrlastin' stream,
An' hook the line ter my big toe
An' perch up there an' dreera;
I'd like ter ketch a catfish
An' fry him in de pan
I'm a sleepin', eatin*. sleepin',
A sleepin', eatin', mani
Wheat Stalk 6 Feet Long.
George E. Brown, superintendent of
irrigation for the Indians, came to
town last night with a bundle of
wheat which he had taken at random
from a field of eight acres belonging
to Ralph Blackwater, the miller at
The field is in the Salt River reser
vation about fifteen miles above the
city. The stalks are more than six
feet in length. The heads ar^ corre
spondingly large. They have not yet
come out in bloom so that it may be
reasonably expected that the stalks
will grow from six to eight inches
oakes of wagons and buggies
rniture and house furnishing*
s for our Hearse prompt
ds sold o ?i a small mar
:e mc, _J"wilr^B^fi you
erf ord & Co.
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
id other Material.
1 Washington Streets,
S TAKEN BY
jrs of Augusta Ga.f
Ai of Salud