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NO HOPES OF PEACE
It Now Looks Like An Agreement On
Terms Will Be Impossible
AN ADJOURNMENT UNTIL TI?ESDAY
Tate of the Peace Conference is Re
garded "by Most at Portsmouth as
Virtually Sealed, and it is Expected
That the Adjornment Taken to
Tuesday Means Merely an Ex
change of Farewells.
Portsmouth, N. H., Special.-Black
pessimism reigns at' Portsmouth. The
prevailing view is that the fate of the
peace conference is already sealed,
that it has ended in failure and that
, all that now remains is for the plen
ipotentiaries to meet Tues lay, to
which day they adjourned Friday af
ternoon upon completing the seriatim
consideration of the Japanese terms,
sign the final protocol, go through the
conventions and bid each other fare
well. In other words, that the meet
ing Tuesday will be what diplomacy
calls the "seance d'adieu." But there
is still room for hope of a compromise.
Neither Roosevelt nor the powers
will see the chance of peace ship
wrecked without a final effort, and ?hat
, pressure is being exerted, especially
at Tokio, to induce Japan to moderate
her terms, is beyond question. Just
what is being done or is to be ?one,
has not transpired. King Edward is
understood to be now lending *. help
ing hand the financiers of the world are
known to be exerting all their influ
ences. At Tokio and St. Petersburg
the final issue will be decided. The
Japanese have been . implacable
throughout the six days' sittings. They,
have" listened and explained, but they 1
have yielded not an iota of the sab
stance of their original deniands. Mr.
Witte accepted outright ? seven of the
twelve Japanese conditions, one in
principle and four, including the mam
issues, indemnity and Sakhalin, he ?e
jected. The other two, limitation of
naval power anti the surrender of the
interned warships, might have been
arranged had there been any prospect
of agreement on the two points upon
which the digergence seemed irrecon
In the oral discussion of the terms,
. Mr. Witte yielded upon two articles,
but substantially the result of the
thirteen" sittings of the envoys has
only been to emphasize the position
taken by Mr. Witte in the written
"reply he presented last Saturday to
the Japanese terms. And now both
sides turn to home for the last word
' before, the cards are'thrown face up
ward upon the table next Tuesday, for
the impasse reached- Friday, by the
on 01 poz:n2oo3i si sai.rct:}uo}Odnioid
only a diplomatic "fiction." If in the
interim istructions are received by
either side compromise is yet possible
But the chances are recognized to be
slim. So far as the Russian plenipo
tentiaries are concerned there never
was a chance of their yielding both in
demnity and Sakhalin. The cession'of
Sakhaljfcv without indemnity was, ac
cording to the best inside information
the extreme limit to which Mr. Witte
would ever consent to go and the Em
peror has not yet given the word even
to concede that. And suddenly a new
factor has been introluced which,.In the
opinion of those most competent to
judge, lessens materially the chances
that he might do so, namely, the issu
ance of his manifesto granting a popu
lar representative body of his subjects.
The- bearings of this "historic" docu
ment, as Mr. Witte described it a few
(lays ago, upon the issue are easily com
prehensible. It is bound to ameliorate
the internal situation in Russia.
The manifesto is Emperor Nicholas'
answer to the Japanese demand for the
payment of a war tribute. The grant
of this broad reform is regarded as vir
tually an appeal to the Russian peo
ple for support to resist it.
At Tokio it is impossible to tell whai
view will be taken. Peace probably
can be even now secured by the sacri
fice of the indemnity Vague intimations
tonight come from the Japanese side
that "the demand for the cost of the
war" might be moderated, but Mr.
Witte's reply is that he will pay lib
erally for the maintainance of the Rus
sian prisoners in Japan, but "not a co
peck for tribute."
Tonight the situation can be summed
up in a single sentence-prompt and
heroic action by outside influence alone
can save the conference.
Portsmouth, N. H., Special-The
prospects for peace are distinctly
brighter. The plenipotentiaries are
laboring with a seriousness and ear
nestness which leaves not the slight
est doubt that both are anxious to
conclude a treaty. Though the main
points remain to be contested and the
plenipotentiaries of each side speak as
though the conference would go to
pieces unless the other side gives way,
the spirit of compromise ls in the air.
When he returned to the hotel Wed
nesday night, Mr. Witte, who was
tired out with his hard day's work,
"I am doing all I can for peace. Of
the eight articles we have already con
sidered, I have yielded seven. No
other otatesman in Russia would have
dared to do so much, and I have done
what I have on my own responsibil
President Kot to Visit Tennessee City
R. Price president of the chamber ?sf
commerce, through which body an in
vitation was extended to President
Roosevelt to visit Knoxville on his
Southern tour, is in receipt of a let
ter stating that the President's South
ern trip has been planned with a view
to visiting the principal cities of only
those States not included in previous
tours. The President will have no time
to visit Tennessee cities.
Georgia Legislature Adjourns.
Atlanta, Ga., .Special. - Georgia's
Legislature adjourned at 9:45 o'clock
Fridany night, closing its session, con
stitutionally limited to 50 days. Until
almost the last moment the fight last
ing for several days between the two
branches of the Legislature continued
over a bill fixing the general State li
quor license, the Senate contending for
$000 and the House for $r>00. The for
mer figure was agreed upon. Other fea
tures of the sessions have been the
creation of eight new counties, mak
ing the total ?45, also the disbanding
of the five negro companies in the State
ROOSEVELT POINTS OUT THE WAY
Outline of Proposition to Baron Roson
Becomes Known-Suggestion Hard
For the Czar, as Author of The
Hague Peace Conference, to Reject
-Japan's Acceptance Considered
Assured if Russia's is Obtained.
Portsmouth, N. H., Special.-It can
not be autroritatively stated that the
feature of the proposition of Presi
dent Roosevelt communicated through
Baron Rosen to Mr. Witte and trans
mitted by the latter to Emperor Nicho
las was based upon the principle of
arbitration. Whether the proposal con
templates arbitration of all the articles
npon which the plenipotentiaries have
failed to agree, or upon the question of
indemnity cannot be stated with posi
tiveness, but it is more than probable
that lt relates only to indemnity or to
indemnity and the cession of the is
land of Sakhalin. Neither is it possi
ble to say whether the President bas
has yet made a similar*proposition to
Japan. The customary diplomatic pro
ceedings in such a case would be to
submit the proposal simultaneously to
both countries, but there might be an
advantage in securing the adherence
of one before submitting it to the
To Emperor Nicholas, the author of
The Hague peace conference, the sug
gestion ofarbitration which will neces
sarily immediately command the sym
pathy of the public opinion of the
world will be particularly hard to re
ject. If he agrees, Japan, if she has
not already done so, would be all the
more bound to submit her claim to the
decision of an impartial arbitrator. Ac
ceptance by beth sides would involve
a great extension of the principle of
arbitration, as nations have heretofore
declined to arbitrate questions involv
ing their "honor and dignity." Both
Mr. Takahira and Mr. Witte in the
earlier stages of the conference abso
lutely rejected the idea of arbitration,
and both reiterated their disbelief in
such a solution. It was noticed, how
ever, that Mr. Wi tte's opinion was not
expressed as strongly as it was last
An Offer to Japan.
Portsmouth, N. H., Special. -The
chanc.es of peace have undoubtedly
been? improved by President Roose
velt's action in stepping into the
breach in a last heroic endeavor to
induce the warring countries to com
promise their "irreconcilable differ
ences," but'the result is still in sus
The ultimate decision of the issue
has de facto if not de jure, passed
from the plenipotentiaries to their
principals, from Portsmouth to St.
Petersburg, and perhaps in a lesser
extent, to Tokio. Although there are
collateral evidences that | ..sure both
by President Rooseve1' and neutral
powers, including Japan's ally, Great
Britain, whose minister, Claude Mc
Donald, according to advices received
here, held a long conference Sunday
afternoon with Mr. Katpura, the Japan
ese. Premier, is still being " exerted ?it
Tokio to induce Japan to moderate
her demands, there is reason to be
lieve that President Roosevelt was
able at his interview with Baron de
Rosen to practically communicate to
the latter's senior, Mr. Witte, Japan's
irreducible minimum-what she would
yield, but the point beyond which she
would not go.
Whether an actual basis of compro
mise was proposed by the President,
cannot be stated definitely. The only
thing that pan be affirmed positively
is that if Russia refuses to act upon
the suggestion or proposition of Pres
ident Roosevelt the peace conference
will end in failure.
No clue of thc nature of this rec
ommendation has transpired. But it
can be stated that Mr. Witte, no mat
ter how he may personally view the
proposition, is distinctively pessimis
tic as to the character of the response
which will come from St. Petersburg.
Jo a confidential friend he offered lit
tle hope of a change in the situation.
The Japanese,"-very firmly believed,
cling to the substance if not the form
of this demand for remuneration for
"the cost bf the war."
Perhaps they are willing to decrease
the sum asked, but substantial com
pensation, under whatever guise it is
obtained, they decline to relinquish.
And they are also firm upon the ces
sion of Sakhalin.
Nursery Association Meets.
Norfolk, Special.-The Southern Nur
sery Association, which embraces the
principal fruit interests south of Bal
timore met here. J. Van Lindly, of
Pomona, N. C., is president of the as
sociation. There are about 75 delegates
in attendance at the convention. The
time of the body was taken up princi
pally with the reading of reports and
papers on special subjects of interest
Slayer Dies of "Wound.
B?xley, Ga., Special.-A. J. Chestnut
who, a few days ago, shot and killed
Marshal Mike Aspinwall, and, being
pursued by the sheriff and a large
number of citizens, was wounded, died
Wednesday evening. Will Smith, a
carpenter, of Waycross, engaged here
at work on the school building, shot
Chestnut with a rifle and since become
insane and is now in the asylum.
Chairman Shonts, of the Panama Ca
nal Commission is back from the Isth
mus and states that provision for the
housing and supplying of the workmen
must precede the actual digging of tho
Awards to the amount of about $632.
000 have been made in the case of va
rious claims against Venezuela.
The train known as the "Fast Flying
Virginian" ran from Morristown nearly
to Philadelphia with the engineer dead
at the throttle.
Miss Gladys Roosevelt,, a cousin of
the President, was severely injured in
a runaway accident at Sayville, L. I.
The yellow fever situation in New
Orleans was not materially changed.
The Hongkong authorities forbade
.Chinese to hold a meeting to agitate
further the American boycott.
A cordial welcome was given the Taft
party at Iiolio, Philippines.
In the Norwegian referendum only
lol votes were cast in favor of contin
uing the union with Swenden.
Because it was not apporved by
Queen Wllhelcina the Dutch Cabinet
recently named has been recast.
THE YELLOW FEVER
The Situation Now Shows a Slow But
NUMBER OF DEATHS ON DECREASE
Death List of Only Four Indicates
That Practically Every Case is Be
ing Reported, and This Means That
Modern Methods to Prevent Spread
Are Being Universally Applied
Marine Hospital Surgeons Not
Talking, But Evidently Hopeful
Over 20 New Cases in Vicinity and
New Orleans, Special-Official re
port to 6 p. m.:
New cases, 45. Total cases to date,
Deaths, 4 Total deaths, 19C.
New foci, ll. Total foci, 30G.
Remaining under treatment, 3S1.
No better evidence of thc fact that
the visitation of mosquito fever is not
only being controlled here, but that
there is a chance for its eradication,
can be found, than in the daily reports
of cases and deaths. For several days
the mininer of cases has shown a de
cline, while the number of deaths have
been remarkably lower, considering
the number of cases reported a week
ago. The death list indicates that prac
tically every case that develops is now
being reported and that means that
the modern method of treatment to
prevent spread is being applied. When
that condition is assured, the end of
visitation is in sight, and it looks as if
that condition is approaching.
With the visitation of 1S7S compar
ed to the present one, it is shown that
there is no reason fer alarm in the
present instances. They prove the fact
that the disease is being controlled.
They also indicate that if it had not
been checked and controlled at the
time that it was that thc visitation
this year would have been as serious
as that cf 1SS0. While the Marine
Hospital surgeons are making no com
ments, they arc much more hopeful
than they were two weeks ago, when
they took hold of the situation.
Of the four deaths, one was at the
Charity Hospital, one in thc Emergen
cy Hospital, and the other two down
.A Surgical Feat.
Louisville, Special.-Employing the
skin of healthy brown sheep, the head
of Miss Edna Seifert, whose scalp was
torn off in an accident at the Nclson
Bechel Clothing Company, August 2,
will be covered by the grafting process.
Dr. A. R. Bizot, who has been, attpnd
ing her at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth
Hospital, stated that work of placing
the skin on Miss Seifert's head will
commence this morning. The opera
tion will require several months, as on
ly little "islands" of the skin aro dot
ted over the surface close enough to
ultimately grow together. In a few
weeks the success of this somewhat
unique and original operation can ba
determined. If it is not successful,
then the skin of a human will be used.
Miss Seifert is twenty-one years old,
and boards at 2400 Griffiths avenue.
She was an operator at the factory
of the Nelson-Bethel Clothing Com
pany. While she was adjusting a re
fractory belt, her hair caught in the
shafting. She was dragged across the
machine, and her entire scalp and part
of her cheek were torn completely off.
At first her life was despaired ol', but
her injury responded promptly to
treatment and her recovery is now con
Sunday a piece of skin taken from
Miss Seifert's heel was grafted to her
forehead, but to cover her entire head
with a substitute l'or a scalp was a
problem which the attending surgeon
is now endeavoring to solve by using
sheep skin. The animal was purchased
from a Jefferson-county farmer, and
is in fine condition. The brown sheep
was selected because that was the color
of the wig she will hereafter be forced
Jap Warships Off Siberia.
Godzyadani, Manchuria, By Cable.
A small squadron of Japanese cruisers
is cru sing off the shore of Kamchatka.
Armed schooners and torpedo boats
continue demonstrating all along thc
Siberian coast. General Lincvitch an
nounces to thc inhabitants of tho
Amur region that there is no present
cause for anxiety or fear, as the entire
region is quiet.
Adjourned tc Tuesday.
Portsmouth, N. H., Special-The
official statement of the Friday morn
ing session of the peace conference is
as follows :
"In the sitting of August 18, the con
ference has continued the discussion
of article ll and the discussion of the
article will be resumed at 3 o'clock."
The following is the official bulle
tin of thc afternoon session:
"Not being able to arrive at an
agreement on article ll, the confer
ence passed to the discussion of the
last article, which has been settled
unanimously. The next sitting will
take place on Tuesday, August 22, at
3 o'clock in the afternoon."
Hurt in Jam on Train Platform.
McDonald, Pa., Special.-Hemmed in
on a narrow platform between -two
trains at the station of the Panhandle
Railroad Saturday night, three of a
crowd of fifty jammed in the narrow
space were seriously injured and a
number of others are suffering from
the shock of the panic and crushed
caused by the accident.
In Honor of Taft Party.
Manila, By Cable.-Advices from
Zamboanga says that three wonderful
demonstrations were held in honor of
Secretary of War Taft and party. All
the tribes in the Moro provinces and
the leading dattos were represented.
At night there was a dance at thc
Army and Navy Club and a rc-option"
by the Mindan Club. Tho twentieth
Infantry, commanded by Colonel Maus,
led the parade, and hundreds of school
children sang in English. Thc Logan
has sailed for Jolo with Secretary Tatt
LARGE TRACTS FOR COLONY
Two Will Be Settled by Swedes and
the Third by Natives of Finland.
It is probable that within the next.
60 days the work of populating ?
large tract of land in Aiken county
will be commenced. This laud was
acquired through the bureau of immir
gration and will be used for afford
ing homes to thrifty people who are
dissatisfied with the climate of New.1
Thc agent in charge of this colon-,,
ization movement ia Capt. E. Lind-',
burg, a native of Sweden, who for 32;
years has been engaged in building
up settlements of this kind in the
Captain Lindburg said that he had
learned through Mr. Chas. 0. Due of;
Charleston that in South Carolina
there are vast acres of arable land not'
under cultivation and that this is.an
inviting chance for immigrants of the.,
proper kind. Mr. Due who is a Nor-:
wegian, is cashier of thc Security,.
National bank of Charleston.
Captain Lindburg came to. Southe
Carolina and made an investigation
as to climatic and other conditions,
lie found much of the land unsuited
to any immigration except that of
coolies. But three-fourths of thc 30,- j
000,000 acres may be inhabited by
settlers of an}' nationality. About
this time there was considerable talk
of thc establishment in South Caro
lina of a bureau of immigration and j
Captain Lindburg gave much valu
able information to those leading in
The colinization agencies wanted
the State to establish such a bureau,
for it would be no rc?? estate agency "
to make all lands appear fertile and
have the first settlers go away dis- \
appointed. What was wanted was a
bureau to compile accurate informa
tion and staticlics and to "secure op-'
tions on large tracts of land at reas
onable terms. . ?
Un his second trip to South Caro
lina at the invitation of thc bureau ,:
of immigration, Captain Lindburg ;
contracted for the purchase of 10,000 .
acres of land between Trenton and
Croft station and approaching the
city of Aiken. He had found thc
climate of thc State exactly what is
wanted hy thc dissatisfied Swedes
in New England and in the northwest,
and that for 10. mouths in thc year
farming operations can be conducted
here. A sufferer from rheumatism.;
himself he had secured absolute im:*
munity from its pain while in South?*
line of .
in the St?
Fifteen "years ago ~ it would have
bven impossible to get Europeans to
come south in colonies on account of
the distorted views of social condi
tions herc entertained by the people
of contintntal Europe. But through
his own and other agencies all such
fears have been dissipated and these
people are ready to come heve and
In addition to thc 10,000 acres of
which he contracted last September,
Captain Lindburg has secured options
on 0,000 acres in an adjoining tract
and 3,100 acres in another, making
nearly 20,000 acres in all in Aiken
county. Besides these, he has op
tions on 20,000 acre*'near McBee and
25,000 acres in" ano! lier tract sur
rounding Hie town of McBee on the
Seaboard road in Chesterfield county.
T!ie Aiken lands are fertile and arc
suitable for truck fanning. The Ches
terfield lands arc poor hut arc well
adapted to fruit raising .
One of thc McBee tracts has been
disposed of to Mr.. Hamborg of New
York, president of thc Finland
Steamship and Navigation company.
Mr. Hamborg will have this tract set
tled as soon as possible. The Finns
are a very clannish people and all
the Finns coming to America conduct
their banking business through Mr.
Hambrog. He, therefore, will sec
that none but desirable people will bc
sent to populate the 20,000 acres in
The Brookland Fraud Case.
Lexington, Special.-In the court of
general sessions Geo. B. McCombs, ex
mayor of New Brookland, along with
T. D. Mitchell, formerly town police
man, and M. L. Fox were found guil
ty of tampering with thc election re
turns of the municipal election held
in New Brookland on the 27th of last
May. At that time McCombs was the
intendant of that town, and he stood
for re-election, being opposed by Mr.
o. S. Gunnell. The managers of thc
election, appointed hy McCombs, were
M. L. Fox and George I. Busbce, who,
it was claimed, entered into a con
spiracy with McCombs and Mitchell
to declare tho re-election of McCombs
and his ticket regardless bf how thc
ballots counted. The election returns
were so manipulated that McCombs
was declared to be elected; Gunnell
and his friends were satisfied that
fraud lins been perpetrated anebfbey
contested the declaration of ?-Mc
combs' election to the extent even
of having a warrant sworn out
against the managers and Mitchell,
which resulted in Gunnell's being de
clared entitled to the ollice of intend
ant. Judge Ernest Gary sentenced
each of the defendants to four months
on the chaingang or pay a linc of
?f7? each. They were taken to jail.
Mr. Gunter Still in Hospital.
On account of tbs illness of Attor
ney General Gu. ter, the assisi ant at
torney general, Mr. W. II. Townsend
has been unable to ^o to Washington
lo inquire into the matter of the
claims of men from this State for
services rendered during the Spanish*
American war. Hon. A. F. Lever,
congressman from thc seven I h dis
trict, is in Washington on (hat mis
sion and will make a thorough inves
tigation on behalf of Governor Hey
ward and the attornev general's of
FALLING BIM RATE
State of Affairs That Presents Some
ONLY ALIEN AND NEGRO NORMAL
Country Now Largely Dependent Up
" on the Foreign-Bora Woman For
Its Increase of Population Except
in the South, Where Progressive
Decrease in Rate Since 1860 Has
Been Much Less Marked.
Washington, Special-That there
has been a persistent decline of the
birth rate in the United States since
I860 is the conclusion reached in a
bulletin issued by the Census Bu
reau. The bulletin is by Prof. Walter
P. Wilcox, of Cornell University, and
it is explained that "although the
analysis made offers many suggestions
as to probable tendencies in the birth
rate of the United States, it is, pri
marily, not a study in birth rates, but
indicates a study in the proportion of
children to the total population or to
the number of women of child-bear
"The result of thc study shows that
at the beginning of the nineteenth cen
tury the children under 10 years of
age constituted one-third and at the
end less than one-fourth of the total
population. The decrease in this pro
portion began as early as tho decade
of 1810 to 1S20, and continued uninter
ruptedly, though at varying rates, in
each successive decade. Between 1850
and 1860 the proportion of children to
women between 15 and 49 years, the
child-bearing age, increased, but since
18G0 it has constantly decreased. It is
stated that the decrease has been
Tery unequal, but that if the compu
tation is made upon thc basis of 20
year periods it has been regular. In
1860 the number of children under 5
years of age to 1,000 women 15 to 49
years of ago wras 634; in 1900, it was
only 474. The proportion of children to
potential mothers in ll'OO was only
three-fourths as large as in I860. No
attempt is made by the author of the
bulletin lo determine the probable
causes of this decline. An extended ar
gument by Gen. Francis A. Walker is
given, suggesting that it is largely due
to thc influx of foreigners and the re
sultant shock to tho population in
stinct of the natives.
.In the general" decrease between
1890 and 1900 not a sngle State of the
, North Atlantic division took part. In
Iseven other States, also, lhere was no
[decrease. In only six Slates, Maryland,
^Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and
^Indiana, did the p oportion decrease
Kin each of the Ave decades; and in
SShlxS Delaware. District of Columbia,
3sota, Iowa, Oregon
it follow the tenden
-_ as great in cities as in
the country districts. In the North At
lantic division, however, it was al
most as great in thc cities as in the
country. In the Southern division it is
hardly more than half as large in the
cities as in tho country; while in the
far West the difference is interme
diate in amount. This, it is explained,
is probably due, in large measure, lo
the fact that the immigrant population
who have been swarming into the
Northern cities of recent years, espe
cially into the cities of the North At
lantic States, havt been multiplying
lantic States, have been multiplying
by numerous biri hs with much rapid
ity, while the corresponding laboring
class which has immigrated lo South
ern cities from thc surrounding coun
try districts has not been thus increas
A comparison is made between the
proportion of children born of native
mothers to 1,000 native women of
child-bearing age and (he proportion of
children born of foreign-born mothers
to 1,000 foreign-born women of child
bearing age. In 1990 the former pro
portion was 462. the latter 710, the
difference indicating thc greater fecun
dity of foreign-born women. Tho bulle
"Thc comparison also indicates that
the total decrease in fecundity of
white women between 1S90 and 1900
was the result of a decrease for native
white women, partly offset by an in
crease for. foreign-born white women.
' "In the Atlantic divisions, how
ever, there was a slight increase in the
proportion of children born to native
white mothers, and in the South cen
tral division there was but a slight de
crease. Thc decrease for tho whole
country, therefore, was thc result very
largely ol' the great decrease in the
North central and Wecstcrn divisions.
Was Offered to Mr. Cleveland.
Norfolk, Va., Special.-In connec
tion with thc selection of Harry
St. George Tucker for the presidency
of the Jamestown Exposition, which
was announced recently, it has devel
oped that the presidency was offered
to former President Cleveland sev
eral months ago and that he consider
ed the offer for some time before final
ly making up his mind that it would be
out of the question for him to accept.
Mr. Cleveland will probably be chair
man of the advisory board of one hun
dred distinguished Americans who will
be asked to serve the exposition.
Growers Will Control Prices.
Washington, Special.-The Southern
Cotton Association has determined that
the price of the principal product of
the South shall be fixed by the growers
and not by Wall street. This is the
substance of a declaration made by
Mr. Harvie Jordan, president of toe
Southern Cotton Association. Mr. Jor
dan has been here for the past, few days
on business connected with the pres
ent grand jury investigation of thc De
partment of Agriculture cases. He ap?
peared before that body as a witness.
Georgia Tech Presidnet Dead.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-A special from
Dansville, N. Y., announces the death
at a sanitarium there early Thursday
of Captain Lyman Hall, preident of the
Georgia School of Technology, at At
lanta. Captain Hall was 45 years of
age, graduated at West Point Military
Academy in ISSI, but resigned his com
mission in thc army on account of an
injury received while in the military
school. He has been connected with
the School of Technology since 1S8S,
when, he accepted the chair of mathe
maitc. His death was due to nervous
prostration brought on by overwork
Occurrences of Interest in Various
Parts of the State.
General Cotton Market.
Galveston, steady.. ,. .. ,. ..IOV2
New Orleans, quiet.10%
New York, quiet!.10.00
St. Louis, quiet.10%
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
Good middling.. .. ,.10%
Tinges.,/.9 to 10
Stains.7 to 9
Spartanburg, Special.-The 20th
annual report of Spartanburg grad
ed schools, compiled by Superinten
dent Frank Evans, and printed in
attractive book form, will be issued
within a few days. This report con
tains a great deal of itneresting mat
ter pertaining to tbe educational af
fairs of the city. The following is a
summary of general statistics: Pop
ulation of city in 1900, 11,395; pop
ulation in 1905 (estimated) 15,000;
enumeration 16 to 20 (estimated),
3,500; number of pupils in public
schools, -2,484; average daily atten
dance, 1,768; per cent, of white, 90;
per cent, of colored, 88; number of
white teachers, 28; number of col
ored teachers, 10; number pupils per
teacher, 47; number school buildings,
4; value school buildings, $44,000;
value school lots, $23,000; school fur
niture and aparatus, $6,500; value of
libraries, $350. The receipts for the
school year 1904-05 amounted to
$21,405.71, and the expenditures to
Clemson College Report.
The report on Clemson College has
been issued. It shows that the farm
ers' college established for the poor
boys, has become o??~~?f/~the-richest
and most expensive institutions in
the South. The attendance is about
600, and, in many particulars, the
Much of this came in from what is
known as thc fertilizer privilege tag
tax, a tax of 25 certs a ton on com
mercial fertilizers from the manu
facturers. This tax last year amount
ed to $118,000 and will he about the
same this year. A fight was made
in the last Legislature to have this
tax divided with Winthrop, but the
scheme, after a vigorous fight, was
killed in thc Senate.
Two Anderson Officers Wounded by
Andcrsofir Special - Sheriff Nelson
B. Green and his deputy, ^VNrSo?tt-,
reeoived slight wounds at the far
mers' barbecue last week in arresting
four young men of! the county for dis
orderly conduct. The men are A. L.
Whitten and three brothers named
Kichey. It seems that these men
were cursing and talking loudly at the
table and when they were ordered
by thc sheriff to keep quiet one of
them resisted ?ie officer, who was cut
across the abdomen. His deputy was
also slightly wounded. The men were''
taken into custody and are now in
the county jail.
South Carolina Items.
Thc election held in Union county
to vote out the dispensary resulted
in a large majority for the dry tick
Captain Tillman H. Clark, one of
thc founders of the town of Trenton,
died Wednesday night. He was a
popular and useful citizen.'
Senator Tillman spoke at Anderson
last week. In his speech lie outlined a
plan to put thc dispensary into the
hands of the governor, the attorney
general and the comptroller general;
that these purchase the supplies for a
year at a time from the lowest re
sponsible bidder, the bids to be ac
companied by bond for faithful per
formance of contract.
Robert Haynsworth was killed by
a live electric wive at Darlington
Thursday. He had gone out to re
pair some electric light wires that
were broken by a storm, anrt caught
hold of a live wire, resulting m in
The South Caroliua Industrial and
Commercial association was organized
last week, thc membership being com
posed of progressive young men rep
resenting the boards of trade, and
such business organizations in the
cities of the State.
Steamers now ply regularly be
tween Georgetown and Columbia. It
is said that freight rates will be
much cheaper in consequence.
Member of Saluda Bar Passes Away.
Saluda, Special.-A 'phone message
received here announces thc sudden
deatl. of Mr. John Gregory, an at
torney of this har, near Old town, in
Newberry county, about noon Thurs
day. Mr. Gregory resided herc and
practiced nt this bar. He left Saluda
Thursday morning, saying he was go
nn; to Ciuippclls. On arriving at a
house near Oldtown lie complained
of feeling badly and died soon afr
tcrwaads. He leaves a wife and Oh?
Tho Nile dam at Assouan has saved
Egypt's cotton crop.
Norway still favors a monarchy, says
the President of the Storthing.
A Michigan court has decided that a
husband is the heir-at-law of his wife.
Within a few years the Steel Corpor
ation will need 20,000,000 tons of ore a
Since the first of the year this coun
try has imported $2,000,000 worth of
A Kentucky woman, ouly thirty
three years old, has just acquired her
Horace C. Silsbury, inventor of the
steam fire engine, is dead at his home
in Seneca Falls, N. Y.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt's extrava
gance is well known, and her house in
Paris shows it in every way.
The telephone and rural free delivery
of mall have increased Georgia farm
lands from $10 to $100 an acre.
The Yaqui Indians, of Sonora, Mex
ico, tiring of the long, diastrous war
against the Government, are now ask
The New York Central Railroad has
obtained tile State's co-operation in its
plans to abolish all grade crossings
within fifty miles of New York City.
Of the wounded Russian soldiers
treated at Harbin, 1200 were found to
have mutilated themselves by cutting
off the first fiDgers of the right hand.
Twenty-six school teachers at Chi
cago attached a tourist car in which
they had traveled to Portland, Ore.,
claiming they had not been fed as well
AS agreed npon.
The annual report of Postmaster
George H. Hibbard shows a revenue
from the Boston district of $4,508,745
for the fiscal year ended July 1. The
cost of clerk and carrier hire was $1,
020,073, and of the rural free delivery
From the Mouths of Babes.
Adults, groping blindly in superior
wisdom for the right word in the right
place, may learn much from the un
premeditated remarks of the nursery.
Jane's eight years had not been
noted in the family circle for their
evidences of self-restraint, and one re
cent afternoon she was particularly
naughty. And so it was that Mistress
Jane's invitation to a children's party
was nearly unhonored by that diminu
tive but fiery little person. But papa
had a talk with her, and she was
"honestly sorry," and to the party she
"My!" exclaimed a small friend;
"you're fearfully late! Why?"
Jane was brevity and accuracy itself
in her reply. "Oh," said she, "I had a
pain in my temper; but it's all right
now."-The Sunday Magazine.
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latest French novelties. The laxes are
made conductors of an electric current
ie colors of which ana other proper
ties can be regulated ad libitum. The
coating is so fine that not .the-slight
est irregularity can be noticed, and
the laces remain perfectly soft and
flexible. It makes no difference
whether gold, silver, copper, bronze or
other metals are employed.
Large Shipments of the best i
just received. Our stock of fi
is complete. A Large stock.
always on hand. All call
ly responded to. All goc
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and .vyant to see you,
Secretary Root went to Labrador
Dr. Horatio W. Parker is dean of the
Yale Musical School.
Dr. W. G. Grace is the most famous
cricketer in England.
Sarasate, the great'Spanish violin
ist, has a belief in talismans.
Colonel Daniel S. Lamont left resid
uary bequests to his daughters.
Congressman Frank L. Dickson is
extremely youthful in appearance.
Dr. Joseph Spencer Kennard is to be
knighted by the King of Italy at the
The late C. J. Hamlin, of Buffalo, N.
Y., the veteran horseman, left an estate
William Pinkney Whyte, former Gov
ernor of Maryland, celebrated his
Sir Anthony MacDonald, Under Sec
retary for Ireland, has undergone a se
vere surgical operation.
Alfred de Rothschild, a member of
the famous banking family, has a pri
vate circus at his country seat.
The Swedish decoration entitled
"Litteris et Artibus" has been awarded
by King Oscar to Dr. John A. Enander.
Alphonse Bertillon,' the inventor of
the finger print system of identifying
criminals, is describea as a quiet, mod
. Charles Bouxel, lately professor of
belles-lettres in the University of Hon
duras; was sent to'the workhouse in
The late Speaker of the British
House of Commons, Mr. Gully, on his
elevation to the peerage, took the title
of Viscount Selby.
Colonel "Dick" Martin, who intro
duced in Parliament in 1822 an act for
the protection of animals against cru
elty, .was tlie pioneer of such legisla
Pleasant for the Host.
William Faversham, although an
Englishman, tells this story at the ex
pense of one of his countrymen in Lon
don. The latter, a young society man,
waa attending a West End social func
tion which was proving extremely
boresomc to him. Disconsolately wan
dering into the conservatory, he had
met a gentleman who, although a
stranger, impressed him as being a fel
"Dispensing with an introduction,'*
said the actor-reconteur, "he frankly,
.delivered his opinion of the evening,
and hopefully suggested that they ad
journ to the club."
"Well-ah-I would, you know," re
joined the other, "but-ah-I'm the
host here, don't you know."-New
stitution in many
houses. When a customer makes any
>?ompj^Wrl^%^^.ke i el.e^k.>j|
clerk. Sometimes he is dismissed
twenty or thirty times a day. If he
pleads a wife and various numbers
of infant children the customer, as
a rule, magnanimously begs him off.
He is engaged for his lean and pa.
thetic appearance.-London Globe.
nakesof wagons and buggies
irniture and house furnishing?
s for our Hearse prompt
)ds sold on a small mar
ee me, I will save^ you
terford & Co.
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
nd other Material.
tl Washington Streets,
IS TAKEN BY
ers of Augusta Ga.,
LE of Saluda County and
Igefield County are with u$