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D, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1905.
ll I _
Last Act In The War I
HISTORICAL PAPER'S CONTENTS |
Mr. Witte Signed First and When All
Had Done So Baron Bosen and Ba
ron Komnra Exchanged Compli
ments For the Two Misssions
Kassian Mission Attends Thanks
giving Service at Christ Episcopal
Church-Rulers to Sign Copies
Within 50 Days.
Q^ Portsmouth, N. H., Special.-The
treaty of Portsmouth was signed short
. ly before 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
in the conference room of the navy
general store at the navy yard. The
-firing of a national salute of 19 guns
was the signal which told the people,
of Portsmouth, Kittery and Newcastle
that the peace of Portsmouth was an
accomplished fact, and the church bells
in the three towns were soon pealing
forth a joyful refrain. .
For 47 minutes those outside the
conference room anxiously awaited the
signal. Suddenly an orderly dashed
to the entrance of the peace building,
and waved his hand to the gunner a
few feet away and the opening shot of
the salute rang out on the clear air of
the soft September afternoon, pro
claiming peace between Russia and Ja
, WITTE GRASPS KOMURA'S HAND.
Up to the moment of signing the
treaty, no word had broken the silence
of the conference room. Throwing his
pen aside, Mr. Witte, without a word,
reached across the table and grapsecf
Baron Komura's hand. His conferees
followed and the Russian and Japanese
delegates remained for a moment in
silence, their right hands tightly clasp
ed across the conference table. The
war was over-Russia and Japan were
once more friends.
This simple ceremony rang through
and deeply impressed the attaches and
secretaries of the two missions, who,
with the invited witnesses, had formed
a large circle around the delegates sit
ting at the table.
Baron de Rosen was the first to break
the; silence. Rising from his seat, the
?'. ambassador, looking at Baron Komura
ami Mr. Takahira straight in the eye,
- to hear to know that they came from
his heart. He began by saying that he
wished, on behalf of Mr. Witte, Rus
sia's 'first plenipotentiary, and in his
own-name, to say a few words.
ROSEN'S EARNEST WORDS.
"Wc have just signed," continued the
ambassador, "an act which will have
forever a place in the annals of his
tory. As negotiators on behalf of tho
empire of Russia, as well as the empire
of Japan, we may with tranquil con
science say that we have done all that
was in our power in order to bring
about the peace for which the whole
civilized world was longing. We earn
estly hope that friendly relations be
tween the two empires will henceforth
be firmly established and we trust that
his excellency, Baron Komura, as Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, and one "bf the
leading statesmen of his country, will
apply to the strengthening of these re
lations, the wide experience and wise
statesmanship he so conspicuously dis
played during these negotiations, which
have now been so auspiciously con
BARON KOMURA'S RESPONSE.
Baron Komura replied that he shared
entirely the views of Baron de Rosen.
The Treaty of Portsmouth which they
had just signed, he said, was in the
interest of humanity and civilization
and he was happy to believe that it
would bring about a firm, lasting peace
between the two neighboring empires.
He begged to assure the Russian pleni
potentiaries that it would be his duty
as well as his pleasure to do everything
in his power to make the treaty in fact
what it professes to be in words-a
treaty of peace and amity.
Portsmouth, N. H., Special.-The
peace opens with a preamble reciting
that his majesty, the Emperor and au
tocrat of all the Russians, and his maj
esty, the Emperor of Japan, desiring
to close the war now subsisting be
tween them and having appointed their
respective plenipotentiaries and fur
nished them with full powers, which
were found to be in form, have come to
an agreement on a treaty of peace and
arranged as follows:
Article 1 stipulates for the establish
Cancasus in Wild Panic.
Baku, By Cable.-Troops under the
direction of the Governor are acting
with the utmost vigor^ but they haye
not succeeded in restoring order, al
thought there is rather less firing.
Armed rioters attacked the oil works
in the suburb of Balakhan, and after
a hot fi?ht set fire to them. Tartar
bands are scouring the country, mur
dering and pillaging. The country is in
a state of wild panic, and houses and
farms are being abandoned.
Ute Inland Waterway.
^Washington, Special.-The engineer
ing board, designated by the Secretary
of War to make a new survey of the
proposed inland waterway, will visit
Norfolk and North Carolina points
In October for the purpose of hold
ing hearings, so that the best opinions
of the people with reference to se
lection of a route can bc secured. This
information was obtained by Repre
sentative Small, who called at the War
Department and 'conferred with Cc:.
Smita Leach, the president of this
hc^rJ. ' "
?rama Closed And The
ment of peace and friendship between
the sovereigns of the two empires and
between the subjects of Russia and Ja
Article 2.-His majesty, the Emperor
of Russia, recognizes the preponderant
interest from political, military and
economical points of view of Japan in
the empire of Korea and stipulates
that Russia will not oppose any meas
ures for its government, protection or
control that Japan will deem necessary
to take In Korea in conjunction with
the Korean government, but Russian
subjects and Russian enterprises are
to enjoy the same status as the sub
jects and enterprises of other coun
Article 3-It Is mutually agreed that
the territory of Manchuria be simul
taneously evacuated by both Russian
and Japanese trc2>ps\ Both countries
are concern" J la this ?xacuation, their
situations b?ifig absolutely identical.
All rights acquired by private persons
and companies shall remain intact.
Article 4.-The rights possessed by
i conformity with the lease by Russia of
Port Author and Dalny, together with
the lands and waters adjacent, shall
! pass over in their entirety to Japan,
but the properties and the rights of
Russians subjects are eo be safeguard
ed and resnected.
Article 5.-The governments of Rus
sia and Japan engage themselves recip
rocally not to put any obstacles to the
general measures (Which shall be alike
for all nations) that China may take
for the development of the commerce
and industry of Manchuria.
Article 6.-The Manchurian Railway
shall be operated jointly between Rus- I
sia and Japan at Kouang-Tcheng-Tse.
The two branch lines shall be operated J
only for commercial and industrial pur-3
poses. In view of Russia keeping her j
1 branch line with all rights acquired by
her convention with China for the con
struction of that Railway, Japan ac?
quires the mines In connection with
such branch line which falls to her
However, the rights cf private pparties
or private enterprises are to be respec
ted. Both parties to this treaty remain
absolutely frree to ur iertake what they
deem fit on ex-proprio ^.1 ?round.
Article 7-Russia and Japan engage
themselves to make a conjunction of
the two branch lines whicb they own
at Kouang-Tcheng-Tse. i
Article 8.-It is agreed that the
branch lines of the Manchuria Rail
way shall be worked with a view' to
assure commercial traffic between
Article 9.-Russia cedes to .Japan
the southern part of Sakhalin Island
as far north as the fiftieth degree of
north latitude, together with the is
lands depending thereon. The right
of free navigation is assured in the.
bays of La Perouse and Tartare.
Article 10.-This article recites the
situation of the Russian subjects on
the southern part of Sakhalin Island
and stipulates that Russian colonists
there shall be free and shall have the
right to remain without changing
their nationality. Per contra, the
Japanese government shall have the
right to force Russian convicts to
leave the territory which is ceded to
Article ll.-Russia engages herself
to make an agreement with Japan
giving to Japanese subjects the right
to fish in Russian territorial waters of
the Sea of Japan, the coast of Okhotsk
and Behring Sea.
Article 12.-The two high contract
ing parties engage themselves to re
new the commercial treaty existing
between the two governments prior
to the war, in all its vigor, with slight
modifications in details and with a
most favored nation clause.
Article 13.-Russia and Japan recip
rocally engage to restitute their pris
oners of war on paying the real cost
of keeping the same, such claim for
cost to be supported by documents.
Article 14.-This peace treaty shall
be drawn up in two languages, French
and English, the French text being ev
idence for the Russians and the Eng
lish text for the Japanese. In case
of difficulty of interpretation, the
French document to be final evidence. J
Article 15.-The ratification of this
treaty shall be countersigned by the
sovereigns of the two States within J
fifty days after its signature. The j
French and American embassies shall
be intermediaries between the Japan
ese and Russian governments to an
nounce by telegraph the ratification of
The additional articles are agreed to
Article One.-The evacuation of
Manchuria by both armies shall be
completed within eighteen months
from, the signing of the treaty, begin
ning with the retirement of troops of
the first line. At the expiration of the
eighteen months the *two parties will
only be able to leave as guards of
the railway fifteen soldiers per kilo
Article Two.-The boundary which
limits the parts owned respectively by
Russia and Japan in the Sakhalin Is
land shall be definitely marked off on
the spot by a special limitographic
Dr. Rice Named.
Columbia, S. C., Special.-The exe
cutive committee of the Columbia
Theological seminary has been in ses
sion here all day in an effort to elect
a president of the institution. They
did this indirectly only, having recom
mended to the trustees that Dr. Ther
on H. Rice, of Atlanta, be given a po
sition. He was leader in the movement
to have the seminary moved from Co
lumbia and consolidated with the
Clarksville university into a big Pres
byterian university at Atlanta.
Public Printer Ousted.
Washington, Special-Public Printer
F. W. Palmer practically has been
ousted from office. It was learned au
thoritatively that President Roosevelt
has demanded Mr. Palmer's resigna
tion to take effect on the 15th instant.
The demand of the President for Mr.
Palmer's resignation was due prima
rily to the latter's action in trying to
force Oscar J. Ricketts and L. C. Hay
out of the Government Printing Office.
?Ir. Palmer asked for the resignation of
Rockettg and Hay on the ground that
they had been Insubordinate.
SOUTH,CAROLINA CROP BULLETIN
Weather Conditions Given Out by the
The South Carolina section of the
climate and crop service of the De
partment of Agriculture issues the
following official bulletin of weather
and .crop conditions for the past
The week ending Monday, Septem
ber 4th began with very cool weather
but the warmth increased to above
normal by its close, making the av
erage temperature for the week about
normal. The extremes were a- max
imum of 98 degrees at Blackville and
Florence on September 1st and 2nd
and a minimum of 50 degrees at
Greenville on August 29th and 30th.
The week was generally clear with
increasing cloudiness during the last
two days. The relative humidity
was uniformly lew.
Over the greater portion of the
State there was no rain" during the
week, and in places the ground is be
coming dry and the need of moisture
is indicated, esepcially in the coast
truck districts; showers were general,
though mostly light, over the western
half of the State beginning on the
night of the 1st and continuing to
the close; there were also rains in
the eastern tier of counties with oc
cassional heavy showers.
On the whole, the weather was
favorable for general fe rm work, es
pecially for haying and saving fodder
and for picking cotton. In localities
where the soil has been too wet here
tofore it dried sufficiently to permit
gardening, and plowing. Some oats
have been sown in the central coun
? Cotton continues to deteriorate on
sandy lands owing to rust and ex
cessive shedding, so that practically
the plants have ceased to grow or
fruit and nearly all the top crop has
dropped off; on clay lands the condi
tions are better, but rust has ap
peared in places. On sandy lands
cotton opened rapidly, and picking
made rapid progress over the eastern
and central counties and will be gen
eral over the western ones during the
coming week. On clay lands it is just
beginning to open freely. Catter pil
lars continue numerous on sea-island
Tobacco curing is finished. Rice
harvest is underway and some has
been thrashed. Peas and sweet po
tatoes are doing well. Pastures con
tinue good. Strawberrie plants be
ing set out. Fall truck being planted
extensively in the coast districts but
the soil is too dry for favorable ger
mination.-J. W. Bauer, Section Di
Colleton Prisoners Try to Break Jail.
Walterboro, Special. - Thursday
night there came near being another
successful jail delivery here. Some
time ago six young white men from
the vicinity of Green Pond and
Young's Island were committed to
jail for breaking into and "stealing,
from some freight cars near Green
Pond. A report of this has already
been published, also the report of an
attempt by these six young men to
break out of jail. Their escape was
prevented by the timely discovery of
South Carolina Items.
President Harvie Jordan of the
Southern Cotton Association will be
in Bennettsville on September 12,
and will address the cotton growers
of Marlboro in the court house on
that clay. President Smith and
Treasurer Hyatt of the State associa
tion will also be here at the same
time. Jordan and Smith will address
a big cotton growers' rally at Max
ton, N. C., on the 9th.
H. W. Holloway, a special agent
employed by the comptroller general,
went to Leesville recently to inves
tigate the buming of the house of
Henry Montz last March. As a re
sult two white men were ar?sted their
names being John and William Tay
The prospect for a large enroll
ment at the fall session of Converse
College, which begins September 20th
are very bright, and President Pell,
from the information in hand, is sure
that the number oi new students will
be unusually large.
Fire broke out at an early hour
Tuesday in an outbuilding on the
Union county poor house farm. The
barn and stables, three mules, a lot
of corn and a quantity of provender
were consumed. ? The origin of the
fire is thought to have been acciden
tal. The value o* the property des
troyed is estimated at $850, with in
surance of $350.
Adam Wilkes, a negro man, was
brought to Spartanburg charged with
the serious crime of criminally As
saulting a colored girl, Ivy Choice,
aged eight years. His case was in
vestigated in Magistrate Kirby's
court and he was bound over to ses
sions court. The evidence against
Wilkes was very damaging.
There is no longer any question of
the Tenni~see Normal Colleg e, of i he
Baptist denomination^ and ils fu
iages and Wro
of Life and Pro
ern Extremity of
Rome, By Cable.-&
f?ring from terrible a
c?use of the news froi
where one of tho worst
ever experienced occurred
though the earthquake was
er Calabria and to a certaj
in Sicily, the worst news ca
Pizzo ?nd Monteleone and f
eighteen villages, which are s
have been completely destroyed,
cording to the latest news rece
370 persons have been tilled atiu
great number injured. It is as y
impossible to even estimate the pro
The shock was felt at 2.55 o'clock
Friday morning. It lasted for tigh-^
teen seconds at Catanzaro and soon
thereafter was felt at Messina, Rem
gino, Monteleone, Martirano, Sl.efac-.
oni, Picpio, Triparli, Zmararo, Cessan
iti, Naida, Olivani and other points.
Scenes of indescribable terror en
sued. "Women, aroused from their
sleep, rushed half clothed into :he
streets, screaming with fear, carrying
their babies and dragging aloag their
other children, and calling for help
on the madonna and the saints. The
men escaped into the open with theil
families, all caning on their iivorite
saints for protection. The cafe-3 wore
taken by assault by the strangely
garbed crowd, but as daylight broke,
without a repetition of the earthquake
the crowd gradually melted away un
til by 8 o'clock the streets had al
most assumed their normal appear
ance except in the ruined villages,
where the inhabitants had no homes to.
go to. The general confusion was
added to by dreadful cries from the
jails, where the prisoners were be
side themselves with fright and in
some cases mutinied, but fortunately
all the prisoners were kept within;
Troops, engineers and doctors have
been hurried to the scenes of theic]!^
aster to assist in the work of rescue
and salvage. The Ministry of the In
terior sent ?4,000 for the relief; bf tho.
destitute, and the Minister of Public.
Works left for ?alabriajjfcthe evenuigi
Public Printer Palmer Dismissed."
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Special.-Presi
dent Roosevelt took summary action in
the case of Frank W. Palmer.Public
Printer and head of the Government
Printing 0..ce at Washington.
Last Monday the President directed
Mr. Palmer to send him his resignation
to take effect on the 18th instant. At
the same time he directed him not to
take any further action in the case of
Oscar J. Ricketts, foreman of printing,
and L. C. Hay, a division forma.n, in
the Government Printing Office,
whose resignations Mr. Palmer had re
In direct disobedience .of the Presi
dent's instructions. Mr. Palmer on the
5th instant, notified Ricketts and Hay
that'the time which they might have
in which lo answer his charges would
be extended until Saturday, Hie 9th in
stant. As this was a violation of the
President's specific instructions, and as
the case of Ricketts and Hay had been
placed in the hands of the Keep com
mission for investigation, the" Presi
dent felt it was time to take positive
action regarding Mr. Palmer. He there
fore removed him from office by tele
graph and directed him to turn over
the Government Printing Office to
Foreman Ricketts, whom he has desig
nated as acting Public Printer.
Stranded Vessel Sighted.
Norfolk, Va., Special.-The steamer
Aragon, lumber laden from George
town, S. C., to New York via Norfolk,
which stranded two miles south of
False Cape, on the Virginia coast. The
Aragon and the lumber-laden, barge
Saxon, which went ashore with the
steamer but was subsequently floated,
arrived here this afternoon apparently
Asheville Slayer Arrested.
Asheville, N. C., Special.-Floyd E.
James .was arrested Tuesday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock by Patrolman James on
a warrant charging him with the mur
der of James Dougherty, last Sunday
night, August 27. Mr. James was placed
under arrest while at work, a short
distance from his residence, and
brought to the city hall. He was in
conference with attorneys relating to
the conduct of his case and at the con
clusion of this conference a prelimi
nary hearing will be had. When ar
rested Mr. James declared that he was
an innocent man and that he regretted
the arrest more on his wife's account
than on his own.
Atlanta Patient Dead.
Atlanta, Special. - Atlanta's only
yellow fever case resulted fatally
shortly after noon Tuesday. The pa
tient, J. C. Caruthers, who arrived
from Pensacola last Friday and whe
was sent to the detention hospital
several miles from the city, died after
an attack of yellow fever cf a pro
nounced type. No other cases have
reached here and none is expected
with the vigorous precautions that
have been taken to exclude even sus
picious cases from outside points.
Shot by State Senator.
Charleston, S. C., Special.-A special
from Saluda, S. C., says that Joe Ben
Coleman, a well-known citizen of that
town, was shot and it is believed fa
tally injured, by State Senator E. S.
Biease. The encounter was on the main
street and Coleman received four
wounds. Biease surrendered- to- the
Sheriff. No further particulars are
known here. Mr. Biease is a brothel
to Senator Cole L, Biease, who figures
so prominently in the dispensary in
veetigat'on. tie ia Senator of New
1 ?..ry ano the other Senator from. Sa
lada, adjoining counties. .
Many Newsy ?tems Gathered From
.? , General Gottori Market;
Galveston, quiet .< ?4 i 1 .i * I?O 5-16
New Orleans, quiet;;;* .. ..10y8
Mobile, easy..; . 4 ;. <.10
Sajtt^ah, dull and easy ; ; .. ; 10 1-16
ChWepbn, quiet. 4 .. a a .10
Ncgfollc^ steady. ; 44 44 n 44..IO14
Baltimore; nominal. ; , ; .. 10%
N?jv York, quiet.. 44 44/44 ..10.70
B?S?On, quiet_ ;; 4,4 10.70
Philadelphia, quiet.. .. ..10.95
Houston, steady. .. ..?O1/^
Augusta, steady...10 3-1G
Meinphis, quiet.. .4.10y8
St.'LOUIS, quiet; ; ;i ;i ?, ti . . 10%
Louisville, finn .,*.. .. .. .,..10%
Charlotte Cotton Market.
These figures represent prices paid
tm wagons :
Grood middling. ? .4 44 44 44 4.10%
Strict middling. 4 4 4 44 44 ; .10%
Middling.. .; 44 44 .; ;4 -..10%
tinges.j; ..9 to 10
Brills. ..'.7 to 9
wk Dispensary Investigation,
^?jmter, Special;-Thc special com
to investigate ihe dispensary
l?up the work herc last week. The
igBiser at this point was supposed
model of accuracy and hones
developed that his admin
;is(?MLhas been far from perfect.
ThiSpHi1011^' went io s^ow tIiat ^e
ta^9-/ ~*m- D?en carried out in many
paxt?'i? That feature requiring
the ?flHfl^ request blanks lias been
enfirelwfflm0'^ and there seems to
haye/bSlftp or less "graft" in the
selling <yfflHLes an(l c:ises, amount
ing.to sc?EH?:i|) 10 ?f?PO per yeal-.
While theTslRittec failed to un
earth , anytll^?l,ositivel.V startling,
enough wasTBfct 01i1' to show that
the institutioj^K ,JGCn conducted
without properH?'il to the law, and
this in the ?'aecw8w?e fact that both
the county boar^Hftthc Si ale board
have been notif??^V stlch was the
case. On ThursdBwfternoon the
committee tole a rls&
^Johnston, Special.-5?padgett, a
mulatto, was arrested wiP Chief of
Ptjjice Derrick as the foimcVvas at
tempting to leave the city on the ear
strain. Padgett is charged w^h
ai^asault on a young white ?$Y who
?es .-near here. The assault iceur
redv,on..last Monday and Pad?L% has
:hejjiin hiding since. After thewest
Ji?^w?s, immediately carried to L;oe
iM^?m?M is reported will be carried
^i^F^Pu^?iav'^The' crime is ^--ve'sj-J
'?trici??'l 'oh?. The girl belongs to a
highly/respected family. Expres
sions of lynching are freely indulged
in, and Padgett would suffer violence
if oportunity offered. It is said he
made a similar attempt on another
victim a few years ago.
Escaped From the Gang.
Laurens, Special.-Joe Harris, a
two-year convict, broke his chains
wihle at the camp alone Tuesday af
ternoon and, taking one ol.' the mules
belonging to the county, made his es
cape from the county cbningaiig. He
was sick and had been left at the
camp, which is located about five
miles northeast of Hie city, securely
chained, as the guard thought. He
was captured six miles below (own by
Messrs. Milam and Morris, of Lisbon.
He had traveled about 12 or ll miles
and when captured had divested him
self of his shackles. He had also
abandoned the mule and was evident
ly making his way hack to Greenville
.or Edgefield, whence he came a .little
over a year ago. After escaping Tues
day he broke into a negro woman's
house and stole a quantity of meat
and canned fruits, etc.
Charged With Bigamy.
Anderson, Special.-AVill Rowland,
a mill operative, has been lodged in
jail on a charge of bigamy. Both of
his aleged wives are living in this
county, and it was upon a warrant
taken out by his second mother-in-law
that he was arrested at Toccoa, Ga.,
and brought back to this city. He will
probably be tried for his offense at
the approaching tenn of thc sessions
Chester To Vote On the Dispensary.
Chester, Special.-This county is to
be canvassed early and thoroughly
for the purpose of securing signa
tures to petitions asking for an elec
tion at as early a day as may be deem
ed best on the question of "dispen
sary" or "no dispensary." A com
mittee of one from each of thc eight
townships has the matter in charge.
That committee is composed as fol
lows: L. D. Childs, Geo. W. Byers,
H. T. Boyd, W. S. Durham, T. 13.
McKeown, J. M. Hollis and J. M.
Postmaster Wilson says Florence
will soon have free delivery, in fact
before she hardly knows it if receipts
keep runing up. The receipts for
July were $250 more this year than
they were for the same month last,
The Union county dispensary and.
all the stock on hand in the same has
been placed in the hands of thc sher
iff of the county.
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Not a Case of Graft But One of Par
tiality and Favoritism
PARTISANSHIP, NOT CORRUPTION
Reason For the Summary Dismissal
of Public Printer Palmer is Given
by President Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay, L. I., Special-President
Roosevelt has made public the report
of the Keep Commission on its recent
investigation of affair? in the Govern
ment Printing Office at Washington.
The inouiry -?vas made by special di
rection of the President on account of
a protest which he had received from
a protest which he had received from of
ficials of the Mergenthaler Typesetting
Machine Company against the award of
a contract by Public Printer Frank W.
Palmer to the Lanston Monotype Com
pany for 72 mfichl?i?s of its make.
The President decided, after an ex
amination of the Keep report, that the
contract for the Lanston machines
should stand. The Keep commission
reported that if the coniract could be
set aside, "such a course would be ad
visable;" although the commission
states expressly that "?? corrupt con
sideration, payment or prom lsd passed
from the Lanston Monotype Company
to the public printer or to any person
in the government service."
It was developed by the investiga
tion, however, that two important as
sistants of the public printed were in
directly interested in the Laston Com
pany, "their wives being stockholders
therein." The commission shows that a
fair and impartial test of the Lanston
and Mergenthaler machines was not
made, and reports that the purchase of
so-large a number of Lanston machines
was "improvident" and indicated "great
partiality and blas on the part of the
public printer." The commission re
gards the purchase as "maladministra
Thc text of the s President's mem
orandum upon the - port follows:
."Oyster Bay, Sept. 9, 1905.
"The conclusion of the committee are
hereby approved, save the latter part
i of- conclusion first, It does not appear
that there ie.any question as to the
validity of the contract in question. If
it had not been for the conduct of the
Mergenthaler Comp?riy in preferring
the charge discussed by the committee
in conclusion two, that of corruption,
I should agree with the committee that
it would he desirable to set aside the
contract, if euch course were legal. But
second only to corruption in a public
office in point of inquiry, comos making
a baseless charge of corrupt?d?, and
this is what the committee finds the
Marganthaler Company .has done in
" fla the light df tile failure of the
company to produce evidence bf suva
corruption, it must be held thai ?:ie
charge was made recklessly and -....e
Mergenthaler Company should be >
verely condemned for Including suri a
charge in a formal Communication ".o
the president of the United Starr-s
made as a basis for official action on
his part. It is fair also to the Lanston
Monetype Company to say that no evi
dence was produced by the Mergen
thaler Company, nor was any obtained
hy the committee in the course of its
hearing, tendlug to show any promise,
payment or consideration of any kind
whatsoever made by the Lanston Com
pany, or any of its officers or agents,
to any person in the government ser
"Had noi; this charge of corruption
been made I should have er" ?ly
agreed with the conclusion 6? the com
mittee that if it were possible (which
it is not) ic would be desirable to can
cel the contract in question.
"Public Printer Palmer has been re
moved from office. The cases of the
subordinates alluded to in the report
must be taken up in connection with
the discipline and re-organization of
the bureau when Mr. Palmer's suc
cess or assumes office.
Referring to the allegation that Os
car J. Ricketts was the candidate of
the Merganthaler Company for Public
Printer, the report says: "Questions
were asked of the Public Printer, Mr.
Dove and General Mich ner, as to what
grounds they had for thinking that
the Mergenthaler Company was be
hind Mr. Ricketts. The reasons given
were of an unsubstantial character and
it is only just to Mr. Ricketts to say
that there is not in the evidence taken
before this committee anything to show
an illegitimate connection between Mr.
Rockets and the Mergenthaler Com
Gomez on Parade.
Santiago de Cuba, By Cable.-General
Joseph Miguel Gomez, Governor of
Santa Clara province and National Lib
eral candidate for Presidency, and an
escort of a thousand horsemen-entered
the city Saturday morning and par
raded. The Governor of this province
and the maynr of the city, anticipat
ing disorder, made elaborate police ar
rangements, but these were found to
be unnecessary as there were no start
ing incidents. Governor Gomez was
given a bliiliant reception at the San
Carlos Club this afternoon and address
ed a meeting at a theatre at night.
Tangier, Special.-Samuel R .Gum
mere, the American Minister and a
number of European inhabitants, have
abandoned their residences in the r.ub
urbs and removed to the center of the
town at the request of the Moroccan
authorities, who said they were unable
to guarantee their security owing to
disturbed condition of thc surrounding
districts. Severe fighting continues
between Raisuli's tribe and others.
Millions For Lanc'i Act.
London, By Cable.-Walter Hume
Long, Chief Secretary of Ireland, an
nounces that the Treasury has agced
to provide additional funds amount
ing to $1,000,000 before the end of the
year, together with such an amount
of stock during the year 190G as will
produce $50,000,000 cash to facilitate
the operations of the Irish land acl
and to remedy the recent stoppage of
vjrn of land through the inability to
un. - rice the purchase moinney owing
\q jack of funds. ~f ,
A Yankee circus was reported strand
ed in Grenoble, France.
New York bas a tenement with 475
persons, 300 of whom are children.
The State railroads of Belgium now
have a system of railroad hospitals.
Portsmouth. England, has passed an
c ordinance for thc suppression of cock
The debt of France, including lhe
debts of communes, amounts to about
The losers in thc Provo (Utah) land
drawing seem to be the ones who are
getting the land.
Leeds, England, has established a
municipal department for the mainten
ance of automobiles.
A vast bed of coal has been discov
ered at Baron Kofi Bay, at the extreme
north end of Kamchatka.
A street sign that amazes American
visitors in Paris reads: "Butchery of
Horse, Ass and Mule a Specialty^"
The town of Seward, Alaska, has
just been connected with the outside
world by telegraphic communication.
The Japanese have bought thirty
seven steam turbines with electric
generators from works at Schenectady;
Reports from Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
Indicate that the bridge over the Hud
son River is to be repaired at a cost of
Another attempt is to be made to.
bore the Rocky Mountain range west
of Denver, Col., for a mining and rail
A second steamer is about to be
placed upon Lake Titicaca, which is
12,000 feet above sea level in the
Andes of Peru.
The remains of a big sea reptile, said
to be the first of its kind known to
scientists, have been dug out of the
limestone in Humboldt County, Ne
vada, and shipped to the University
4-T.YlNG JNAKE IN VIRGINIA.
Reptile With Wings, That Fed on
Birds, Killed in King George.
A most remarkable and uncommon
"flying snake" that was captured and
killed at "Berry Plain," , the home of
John S. Dickinson, a few days ago, has
attracted wide attention.
The curious reptile was first noticed
flying about in the air, presenting the
appearance of an ordinary snake at
tached to a strange looking bird.
As far as is known, it never once de
scended to the earth and crawled on
the ground, after the manner of
snakes, but it would occasionally
alight in trees and catc?? such birds as
best suited its fancy.
lt was finally killed and proved to
be five feet long and about one inch
in diameter of body. It had wings of
good size, covered with feathers.
"Berry Plain," where the curious
thing made its advent and met its un
timely end, is one of the finest planta
tions in King George, being situated
on the banks of the Rappahannock. It
is conjectured by some that the "flying
^nakfil!-jnay.uhaYe,,.come from an im-.,
penetrajWmarsh of the fiver or some
neighbefflfg creek.-New York Herald,
?Sorrow of China."
(ow river is styled the "SorJj
dna." During the las*--?!?^
tuij ^ unhanged its cour?^'twenty
two times, an?naw?fl?tf*'S into the sea
through a mouth 300 miles distant
from that of 100 years ago.
Large Shipments of the beat r
juBt received. Our stock of fu
is complete. A Large stock.
always on hand. All call
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Steps are being taken to organize (lie
workers in Tasmania
The settlement of the miners' strike
in Morris Hun, Fa.? lins been ratified.
The Sydney ('S. S. W.i T.n bor Council
has a union label for the State of New
New South Wales trade unionists
are dissatisfied with the present State
Arbitration act i
Women are rapidly supplanting men
as station agents on the railroads ruhr
ning out of Chicago.
Five men were killed and one se- -
riously injured at a mine explosion at
Kesltnn (Pa.? shaft.
The Ipswich (Queensland) Mitti ici pal".
Council has fixed the bricklayers^
wages at eight shillings per day.
In Finland the women of the lower
classes perform labor that in other .
countries is usually assigned to men.
About c?xty men are at present em
ployed on the railway deviation works
a' Alpha, Central Queensland, Austra
Windows glass workers' organiza
tions of Pittsburg, Pa., reached au .
agreement that will insure the consoli
dation of the two unions.
Although women are entering into
the industrial field in increasing num
bers, iu many industries they ure nude
ly taking the place of children.
At the closing session of the,Execu
tive Council of the American Federa
tion of Labor, held at Scranton, Pa.,
recently, the anthracite miners were
urged to organize.
In pursuing its campaign for tho ,
union label, the San Francisco Labor
Council will issue a circular letter to
every householder urging tho patron
age of union label goods.
The National Train Dispatchers' As- .
soelation, in ron ven llouzj at" "Benver,
Col., adopted resolution demanding
the establishment of tho block systeih
on every railway in the United States.v<.
'Women and Debt.
Some wives drift into debt with aa
much indifference as if they would ?
never be required to meet their ob- ?
ligations. Women who are thus
rash anti improvident are certainly.
weak-minded, and are laying the
foundation for domestic trouble.
The tempter tempts; the tradesman
or mHliner is quite willing to trust
them to any extent, or, if they will
not, the butcher or baker will, and
the ready money is spent on frivo
lous trifles. A woman assure? her
self by the flattering assurance that
"I shall be sure to make it up some
how." Things go fronTbacT to worse,
until at last the husband has to be '
imiormied ti)p.t impatient ? creditors
will wait no 'longer for their money.
Then the dainty new bonnets1 and -
dresses, which formerly seemed to
him so pretty, appear only as super
fluo'us finery. A wife who has once
allowed herself to give way.to debt
must exercise great vigilance upon .
her actions, so as to avoid a repeti
tion. It ls- so easy to give way, and
in. families of limited income-such
i?xtr?v?gan ce "Tu?y - mean. "ag
oakes of wagons and buggies
irniture and house furnishing?
s for our Hearse prompt
>ds sold on a small triar
se me, I will save you
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