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. EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1905.
? THE NATIOp^BPKl
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TBE ADMIRAL WAS NOT ON BOARD
In Lasebo Harbor Sunday Night, the
Japanese Navy Department, ?An
nounces, the Battleship Mikasa Was
Destroyed by Pire Starting at thc
Base of the Mainmast and Subse
quent Explosion of the Magazine.
Tokio, By Cable.-The Navy Depart
ment announces that tho battleship
Mikasa has been destroyed by fire and
the explosion of her magazine, causing
the loss of 599 lives, including men of
other ships who went to the rescue.
. The fire started from an unknown
cause at midnight Sunday night, Sep
tember 10. Before the officers could be
rescued t?e fire reached the aft maga
zine, which exploded, blowing a hole in
the port side of the vessel below the
water lihe and causing the ship to
An investigation is now being held
to determine the cause of the fire.
TOGO NOT ON BOARD.
Admiral Togo was not on board the
Mikasa when the disaster to the battle
The disaster to the battleship has
cast a gloom everywhere. The Mikasa
was Togo's flagship and was endeared
to the hearts of the people.
The ship was at anchor in Sasebo
harbor when the fire started at the
base of the mainmast at midnight. It
spraed with great rapidity, exploding
the after magazine an hour after the
fire had been discovered. The Mikasa
- sank in shallow water, and it is be
lieved that the ship can be repaired.
Rescuing parties were sent from the
various warships in the harbor and
there was heavy casualties among
CAUSE OF FIRE NOT KNOWN.
Various conjectures are current as
. to the cause of the fire. Some attrib
ute it to an overcharge of electricity.
Great relief was felt throughout Ja
5-v'^pan when it was learned that Admiral
Togotwas not; on -board tho ship at the
time of the fire. ~
The Mikasa was a first-class battle
ship of 15,200 tons displacement. She
was built in England and was launched
in 1902. The battleship was 400 feet
^.long',.J_?_-a speed of over 18 knots and
carried a crew of 935 officers and men.
She was heavily armored and carried
four 12-inch_.guns, 14 six-inch guns,
twenty 12-pounders -and a number of
small rapid-fire guns. She had four
submerged torpedo tubes.
In the battle of the Sea of Japan the
Mikasa was the heaviest loser of all
\ the Japanese ships, having 63 killed
and wounded. She approached nearer
to the the Russians than any other bat
The Mikasa was also the flagship of
Admiral Togo after the great naval
battle* fought off Port Arthur on Au
gust 10, 1904, on which occasion the
Japanese flagship also suffered the
most, but continued in the fighting
line. On that occasion the Mikasa had
four officers and 29 men killed, six of
ficers and 29 men severely wounded
and four officers and 29 men slightly
Appointed District Attorney.
Washington, Special.-L. L. Lewis,
United States district attorney for the
eastern district of Virginia, has ten
dered his resignation to the Depart
ment of Justice and it has been ac
cepted. Robert H. Talley, of Norfolk,
has been appointed to the vacancy.
Mr. Lewis is the present candidate on
the Republican ticket for Governor of
150 Union Printers Strike.
Indianapolis, Special. - Committees
for union printers and for employers of
Indianapolis having failed to agree on
an eight-hour day to commence on
January 1, the local typographical
union has ordered 150 members in In
dianapolis to strike at once. President
James M. Lynch, of the International
Typographical Union, said: "I have in
structed unions in various cities to de
mand contracts immediately for an
eight-hour day, to commence on Janu
ary 1. Wherever the demand for the
eight-hour day is refused the union
printers have been instructed to strike
at oncer" '>
Witte and Bosen Sail.
New York, Special.-The Russian
commissioners who successfully con
cluded a treaty of peace with the en
voys of Japan at Portsmouth, N. H.,
started on the return to St. Petersburg
Tuesday, sailing on the Kaiser Wilhelm
II. Before leaving the city, Mr. Witte
and Baron Rosen made a farewell call
upon the Japanese diplomats. Baron
Komura was unable to see the Rus
sians because of his illness, but through
Minister Takahira.be sent them a cor
dial message of farewell.
Catholic Church Not French.
Rome, By Cable. - At the present
time the Catholic Church in Japan is
suffering from the imputation that it
ls- a French institution, and France
being the ally of Russia, the Church
comes in for a share of popular dis
favor. To counteract t_is, it was sug
gested that the Pope should come for
ward as a sovereign and appoint a
representative at Tokio, at the same
time requesting the Japanese tc ap
point a; minister to the Vatican. The
suggestion was well received by His
led and All Japan Now
BRYAN NOT A CANDIDATE.
Says That He Is Not Now a Candi
date For Any Office.
Chicago, Special-"I want to make
my position perfectly clear; I want to
say to you . that not only am I not an
nouncing a candidacy, but I am not
permitting a candidacy."
In these words William Jennings
Bryan administered a check to the en
thusiasm which, at the Jefferson Club
banquet given in Mr. Bryan's honor,
greeted the speeches advocating his
nomination for the third time for
"I am not now," said Mr. Bryan, "a
candidate for any office. I have never
! said that I would never again be a
cand?ate for office, hut I want to say
now that talk of candidacy for office
does not affect me as it once did. I
believe that my place in history will
be determined, not by what the people
are able to do for me, but by what I
am able to do for the people. (Ap
plause and cheers.) I think it is now
too soon to choose a cand?ate for
President to make the race three
years from now; it is too early to
pledge ourselves to any one man. I
trust that before the time comes to
name a man for the next presidential
race light may he thrown upon our
party's pathway and that a man may
be chosen who will be able to do for
the party more than I have yet been
able to do."
Further Insurance Investigation
New York, Special.-Selling $800,000
in bonds one day and buying them
back the next but one, a holiday inter
vening, in order to keep within state
ments in the New York Life Insurance
Company's report to the Superintend
ent of Insurance, was the sensational
disclosure made at the session of the
executive insurance nvestigating com
mittee. The fact was drawn from Ed
mund D. Randolph, treasurer of "the
New York Life Insurance Company,
late in the day after Attorney Charles
E. Hughes, of counsel to the committee
had labored for over an hour to get a
direct answer from Mr. Randolph to a
The inquiry had dragged through a
mass of figures almost the entire day,
but it was not until near the hour for
ending the session that the sensational
'feature was brought but; -
Earlier in the day Mr. Randolph had
handed Mr. Hughes a schedule of syn
dicate underwritings .and transactions
of the New York life for the last ten
years. This statement was to show,
and a footnote to the schedule so sta
ted, that the company had participated
in no syndicate transactions that had
been closed out at a loss. Among
these transoctions was the underwrit
ings of the navigation syndicate, or In
ternational Mercantile Marine.
30 Killed; 70 Wounded.
Tiflis, Caucasia, By Cable.-A hun
dred social democrats were killed or
wounded in a conflict with Cossacks at
the town hall and many were trampled
to death in a subsequent panic. Two
thousand social democrats had forced
an entrance into the town hall, which
was closed owing to the celebration of
a religious holiday, the beheading of
John the Baptist. Revolutionary
speeches were made and the chief of
police ordered the meeting to disperse.
Part of those present obeyed, but the
remainder refused and some revolvers
were fired. A large force of Cossacks
drawn up outside the building then fir
ed a volley into the crowd time and
time again, killing 30 and wounding
upward of 70. In the ensuing panic
many persons fell and were trampled
to death by their comrades and the
Two Good Swimmers Drown.
Tampa, Fla., Special.-A Tribune
special from Fort Myers, Fla., says P.
j. McNally and M. Douglass, white resi
dents of Fort Denaud, were drowned
while crossing the Caloosatchi river.
Their boat capsized in midstream and
although both men were good swim
mers they could not reach the shore.
Their bodies have been recovered^-.
$2,500,000 Dividend Declared.
New York, Special.-The directors
of the Sloss-She??eld Steel and Iron
Company declared a scrip dividend of
$2,500,000 common stock, payable to
the common stockholders of the com
pany October 2 next. The regular
quarterly of 1% per cent, on its pre
ferred stock and the usual semi-annual
dividend of 2% per cent, on its com
mon stock also were declared. J. N.
Wallace, president of the Central
Trust Company, was elected a mem
ber of the executive committee, to
fill the vacancy caused by the death
of William E. Strong.
Don't Want Negro Redmen.
Nashville, Special.-Ajt Tuesday's
session of Great Council of Improved
Order of Red Men of West Virginia, a
delegation offered a resolution protest
ing against the organization of negro
tribes of Red Men and and requesting
that the ritual of the order be copy
The California delegation introduced
a resolution commending President
Roosevelt for the part he took in bring
ing about peace between Japan and
Mexican Cotton Crop Larger.
Mexico City, Special.-Last year's
cotton crop was 75,000 bales. The low
est estimate for the present year is
90,000, and possibly 100,000 bales. The
cotton produced in the republic is
about one-third of the quantity re
quired for native mills. The annual in
crease In ajcreage is smaller. Reports
of the experiments with the cotton tree
are not very satisfactory and it is not
likely that cotton from this source will
for a long time be had in quantities to
affect the market,
THE YfcLLOW FEVER STATUS
A Good Many New Cases Developing
at Different Points.
New Orleans, Special.-Official report
to 6 p. m.:
New cases, 49; total to date, 2,462.
i Deaths, 6; total to date, 329.
New foci. 15.
Cases under treatment, 316. Dis
There was nothing new in the local
situation beyond the increase in num
ber of new cases and deaths. There
were really seven yellow fever deaths,
but one of them does not appear on the
record. It is the case of an Italian, who,
in the delirium of his fever, secured a
revolver and blew his brains out.
In the country, the situation in Tal
lulah is improving under the manage
ment of Drs. Chassaignac and Von Ez
dorf. The people there have asked the
State board of health that Dr. C'ias
signac be assigned to remain there and
conduct the campaign to the end. This
has been referred to Dr. Chassignac,
who will determine later what his
course will be. Among other country
Patterson, 20 cases, 2 deaths; Kenner
S cases, 2 deaths; Clarke Chenier, one
death; Bowick,' one death.
Four More Cases at Pensacola.
Pensacola, Fla., Special- Two
deaths and four new cases is the re
port officially announced at the board
of health headquarters, all of the new
cases being in the infected area. The
first man to die was H. D. Brooks, a
draughtsman, who came here several
weeks since to take a position in an
abstract office. He had been sick five
days, but during the first period of
sickness refused to take medicines
prescribed. On account of objections'
made by Governor Jelks, of Alabama,
the Marine Hospital Service camp,
which was to have been established
near the Alabama line, has been aban
doned. It will be located "at another
Mississippi Fever Summary.
Jackson, Miss., Special.-The Missis
sippi yellow fever summary for the
past 24 hours is as follows:
Soria City, a suburb of Gulf port, one
case discovered by Surgeon Waslin.
Mississippi City, one new case.
Vicksburg, two new cases.
No new cases developed at Gulf
Port, nor did Natchez, Pearlington nor
Hamburg report any new cases during
the day or any deaths at any time of
the infected points. Surgeon Laven
der reports that the sickness at
Kemp's Landing, Va., is not yellow
No New Cases at Natches.
Natchez, Miss., Special.-Not even a
suspicious case of yellow fever was
reported. Six patients are under treat
ment. Drs. Lavinder, Aikman and
Sessions, who went to Kemps, La., to
day to diagnose five cases at that
place, reported that they are not even
Vicksburg, Miss., Special.-Two new
cases of yellow fever in Vicksburg.
Total cases to date, 28; deaths 3.
Seven patients are under treatment
Patent Medicine Decision.
Washington, Special.-The Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue has render
ed a decision that will seriously affect a
number of patent medicines composed
largely of distilled liquors. He has re
versed a ruling of his Department made
many years ago and now decides that
the manufacturers of .these medicines
must take out licenses as rectifiers and
liquor dealers and the druggists and
others handling them will have to pay
the usual retail liquor dealers' licenses.
The commissioner, in a letter of in
struction to collectors of internal reve
nue, says that there are a number of
compounds on the market going under
posed chiefly of distilled spirits, with
the names of medicines that are com
out the addition of drugs or medicines
in sufficient quantities to change mate
rially the character of the whiskey.
Farmers in National Council.
Richmond, Va., Special.-The Far
mers' National Congress met in its 25th
annual session here with a large au
dience in attendance, representing al
most every section of the United States.
The body was called to order by its
president, Harvie Jordan, of Monticel
lo, Ga., and was welcomed to Virginia
and Richmond by Governor Montague,
Mayor McCarthy and J. C. Freeman,
vice president of the Richmond Cham
ber of Commerce. Responses to the
welcoming addresses were made on be
half of the congress by First Vice
President Bennehan Cameron, of
North Carolina, and Second Vice Presi
dent Joshua Strange, of Marlon, Ind.
Chinese Bride in Norfolk.
Norfolk, Special.-H. J. Goon Has
returned from New York bringing
a 17-year-old bride who had just ar
rived from China Sunday. She is
the only Chinese woman here and
Goon, who is a laundryman in Cum
berland street, keeps her hidden, ac
cording to the Chinese custom. She
is pretty and Goon is proud.
Report of Final Engagements.
St. Petersburg, By Cable-Telegraph
ing to Emperor Nicholas under date of
September 5, General Linevitch report
ed that the Japanese, September 4,
started to advance along the mandarin
road and commenced constructing en
trenchments, but retired after meeting
the Russian artillery fire. The general
also reported an offensive movement
by several battalions of Japanese ac
companied by cavalry and artillery in
north Korea September 3, but the re
sult was not announced in time, to be
sent off in the dispatch to the" Em
Killed by Lightning.
Indianola, Iowa, Special.-Four men
were killed, six were seriously burned
and a dozen more were stunned by
lightning which wrecked a crowded
poultry exhibition tent at the county
fair here. The lightning struck the
tent pole, splitting it in two, and tear
ing the sides of the tent into shreds.
Hundreds of the chickens on exhibition
were killed._; /._
VESSELS SHOT INTO
American Fishermen Trespassing in
HIT THIRTEEN TIMES IN FLEEING
American Fishing Steamer Has Ex-'
citing Experience With Cannadian
Erie, Pa., Special-The fourth of
the fish tug incidents of the past week
took place in mid-Lake Erie when the
Canadian cruiser Vigilant riddled the
big steam tug Harry G. Barnhart with
small shells from the rifle on the pa
trol boat. Captain Nick Fassel, of the
tug, admitted after he escaped that the
Vigilant could have sent her to the bot
tom if Captain Dunn had so desired.
They ran more than eight miles un
der full head before they crossed the
boundary line and escaped from the
Canadians. More than thirty shots
struck tho vessel, and of those 15 of
the small shells landed with telling ef
fect on the upper parts, so that the
boat careened to one side with the
mass of wreckage when she came into
port. Having been used formerly for
a pleasure steamer, the Barnhurst is
of a Jaree size and well fitted with
steam equipment. The fireman, Mag
nus Johnson, faited in the hold from
over-exertion is keeping the steamer
going ahead. He was reported killed,
but revived after reaching shore. The
fishermen were cut in the fact by
splinters shot away by the bullets.
The Barnhurst, according to Captain
Fassel, was about five miles over the
line drawing nets when the Vigilant
appeared. Tho other Erie tugs, the
Alma, Valiant and. the Boyd, were
closer to the line and ran away when
thc chase started. Captain Dunn or
dered the Barnhurst to stop, but in
stead of doing so, Captain Fassel "put
on full steam and started for the line.
He took a southwesterly direction and
could not be headed off by the Vigi
It has become quite the custom for
the Erie fishermen to cross the line re
gardless of strict orders from the com
panies employing them, and having ex
citing brushes with the Vigilance. They
never think of surrender when there
ib a chance to run away. The Barn
hurst lost a large quantity of nets.
Taft Leaves For Home.
Yokahama, By Cable-Secretary of.
War Taft ' and party^^?u^^?^
o'clock Sunday afternoon for "San
Francisco on the steamer Korea, amid
Japanese enthusiasm. A reception
was given at the American consulate
by Japanese merchants. Before sail
ing Secretary Taft said he thought
the reports of the Japanese anti-peace
demonstrations had been greatly ex
aggerated in America. He and his
party had traveled all through Japan
and had found no trace of any anti
foreign feeling. While prominent Am
ericans had been involved in a Tokio
mob, he thought it was because the
American party was caught in the
mob, and not because they were Amer
icans. Other churches besides Amer
ican churches had been burned.
There was several special reasons in
each case, but no general anti-foreign
feeling was responsible.
Secretary Taft, said that ho had ex
amined the Chinese boycott closely.
The Chinese, he said, wanted Ameri
can goods, and having already lost $15,
000,000 by the boycott, were finding
out that they were cutting off their
noses to spite their faces.
Miss Alice Roosevelt will return
home on the steamer Siberia.
The local situation continues quiet.
Record Entry Closed.
Lexington, Ky., Special.-The entry
list, which has closed, was received
by thc Kentucky Breeders' Associa
tion for the big Lexington meeting
of October 3 to 14, includes 374
horses for 20 purses. These added to
those kept in the stakes, brings the
total entry up to C2S horses and breaks
thc record for entries on American
trotting tracks, established by the
Lexington Association in 1S98 by near
ly 700 animals.
All Now Quiet.
Christiana, By Cable.-Peace be
tween Sweden and Norway being as
sured, a quiet feeling prevails here.
News flrom Karlstadt, however, is
still awaited with the keenest interest,
and there is anxiety to learn the de
tails of the compromise. The press
is unanimous in hoping for a speedy
settlement of thc questions. There is
some misgivings entertained that
peace may have been bought too ear
ly, but all the newspapers express
relief that peace has been secured,
providing it is on an enduring basis.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Piconning, Mich., Special-By the
explosion of an alleged defective boil
er in the stave mill of Edward Jen
nings here five men were killed and 8
or 10 injured.
Thirty men were at work in the mill
when the explosion occurred. The con
cussion was so terrible that windows
were broken a mile from the mill. The
bodies of the five men killed were bad
ly mangled. None of the injured are
thought to be dangerously injured.
Prominent Man Dead.
Lynchburg, Va., Special.-N. R. Bow
man, president of the Lynchburg com
mon council, and a prominent business
man, died Sunday morning, after a
long illness. He was a Confederate
soldier and for some time was presi
dent of the Lynchburg tobacco trade.
At his death he was interested in a
real estate company. He was 09 years
cid and is survivder by his widow and
seven children, all of whom reside here
except the eldest, Walker Bowman, of
New York City.
Note? of Southern Cotton Mills and
Other Manufacturing Enterprises
The Aberdeen Linen Mill is
now .? in operation. For the past
several months this mill, has
been! under construction. Asbuvy H.
Hodgson, is President, W. T. Bryan
is secretary and among the most
prominent stockholders are J. Y. Car
ithers and Billups Phinizy. General
Manager Tibbetts is also a leading
stockholder. The looms are now be
ing ?perated for the first time and
somefof the finished product has been
turned out. The Aberdeen Mill is
one of the few of its kind in the
South.' Its product will be entirely
toweling. ^ Nothing else will be manu
factured, there, and already the dc
man?ifor the product of this estab
lishment is heavy.* A splendid grade
of toweling will be maufactured. The -
new.^mill building is large and com
The capacity of the Southern Man
ufacturing Company will bo doubled
at ai^early date. This has been con
templated for some time and the im
provement simply awaited the com'
pletion of the Aberdeen Linen Mill.
That^has been accomplished and the
doubling of the equipment of the
Souihjerh Manufacturing Company's
plar?vw?Tnow be taken in hand. An
oth?rl?rge mill building will be erect
ed, adjoining the present plant, and
th?'v&achincry for this building is ai
rea^' The company has recently
buifi|-a large number of operatives'
houses and has others yet to be built.
In fc?e vicinity of this plant a regular
littljjsj'town has sprung up.
% Atlanta, Ga.
William F. Harbour, of Atlanta,
has ^invented and received letters
of ^patent upon a cotton har
ves^rwhich he feels confident will
solys?be cotton picking problem."\A.c
cofd|ng to the patent rights issued,
to Harbour, his machine is de-^
scrij??3. as improved pneumatic cotton
harvester. Mr. Harbour's cotton har
vesf?? wbrks on the principle of pneu
m?t!d|;suction, and is so constructed
andi ad justed as to separate the lint
cot?qn, from the leaves and other for
/eig?^??tter which may be gathered
?P$Pl^n& machine is made to be
hauled across a cotton field by a pair
of mules, and can be operated, it is
stated, by one man and a boy. Mr.
Harbour states that his machine will
pick all the cotton open in a five-acre
field in one day. A demonstration of
these facts will prove Mr. Harbour's
.machine to the South what the reaper
and binder is to the great grain grow
ing sections of the west. The princi
ple of Mr. Harbour's machine is vast
ly different from that of the other
machines which have been constructed
with the same end in view, but which
have practically proven failures. Tb^
principle of other machines has been
either rotating fingers or revolving
Winston-Salem-The Pioneer Man
ufacturing Co. with $_5,000 authorized
and $4,950 paid in capital stock has
been granted a charter. The incor
porators are: L. W. Brown and Char
les C. Vaughan, of Winston-Salem.
and Albert M. Brown of St. Louis,
Mo. Its objects are the manufactur
ing and sale of cotton, woolen, silk,
and linen garments, and thc carrying
on of a tailoring establishment and a
Salisbury-It is planned to build a
cotton factory of large size in con
nection with the development of 3,000
horse power in the Southern Yadkin
river below herc. The water power
electric project is being furthered by
the Southern Yadkin Development
Co., which is composed of Philadel
phia and North Carolina capitalists.
Bandy & Terrell, of Greensboro, N.
C., are consulting engineers.
Work is going on with a rush at the
Gray Mill, at Gastonia. The one
story portion is now ready for the
roof. The big electric generator has
come and the machinists are now in
stalling it. This will be something
new in mill mechanics. It will be
driven by a direct connected steam
turbine engine making thousands of
revolutions a minute. A number of
busy. They are finishing some goods
made by northern mills, and also
cloth made in Georgia; the latter for
shipment to China and South Ameri
ca. J. W. Lida? is agent.
Thc Chatham Cotton Oil Mill Com
pany, at Pittshoro, taking advantage
of the summer idleness, is overhauling
its mill and making several additions
to the machinery. The-plant is an
excellent one, built by the D. A.
Tompkins Company, of Charlotte, and
will be ready to start the coming sea
son on a large scale, as soon as the
cotton seed begin to come in. The
prospects are for a steady run at full
Fire broke out last week in the dry
house of the Min?la Cotton Mills, at
Gibsonville, 12 miles east of Greens
boro and destroyed several thousand
dollars worth of property. The mills
are equipped with a splendid water
works plant and this saved the com
plete destruction of the enterprise. A
large quantity of cotton was ruined
and thc building and machinery great
ly damaged before the flames could be
It is rumored Unit the Eldorado Cot
ton Mills at Millegevillc, N. C., will
double their capacity, which is 5^000
MADE LARGE GIFTS
The IVew York Life Insurance Com
pany's Political Contributions
WAS AFRAID OF TUE DEMOCRATS
George W. Perkins, Insurance Com
pany's First vice-President and
Member of the Firm of J. P. Mor
gan & Co., Divulges the Meaning of
a Check Made to Morgan & Co. Last
New York, Special.-George W Per
kins, member of the firm of J. P. Mor
gan & Co., and first vice president of
the New York Life Insurance Compa
ny, was the star witness at Friday's
session of the special legislative com
mittee probing life insurance company
methods, and his testimony was re
plete with revelations in finance as ap
plied by insurance companies.
Mr. Perkins was first called just pre
vious to the hour for luncheon. He
resumed immediately after the recess
and was on the stand when adjourn
ment was taken for the day.
The climax of the day came when.
Mr. Perkins was asked concerning an.
entry of $48,702 in a ledger, marked
"Ordered paid by the President." Mr.
-Randolph, the treasurer of the New
York Life Company, who had been on
the stand earlier in the day, had been
sharply questioned as to the purport
of this entry, but he was unable to
explain lt. He thought no one but the
president could. Mr. Perkin's had been
called to testify as to some other trans
actions and after a recess he was ask
ed to produce the check. It was made
out payable to J. P. Morgan & Co., and
Mr. Perkins frankly stated it was a
contribution to the national Republi
can campaign committee and had been
paid to Cornelius N. Bliss. Mr. Per
"This payment was made after very
careful deliberation. It must not be
considered an ordinary contribution
to thc campaign fund. It was paid
because we felt that the assets of :he
New York Life Insurance Company
would be jeopardized by a Democratic I
Mr. Perkins said contributions were
also made in 1900 and 1890. As an
illustration, witness said the first con
tribution made was in 1896, by Presi
>dent McCall, who is a Democrat.
"He*~coniributed money to the Mc
Kinley camp^Tgrr^fttniLand voted for
McKinley because het?TT"-it__was in
the best interests of the policy-f?tJ?diirs
of his company." This bomb caused"" -
a murmur of conversation about the
room, which had become packed with
spectators. Standing room was at a
premium, and everyone bent forward
to catch'the testimony. This was
hardly necessary, for Mr. Perkins
spoke distinctly, iii a voice audible
throughout the school room. He paced
the small platform upon which the
witness chair is placed, just before
the committee's rostrum, and accom
panied his explanations with earnest
gestures, often times suggesting ques
tions to the counsel.
Pursuing the check inquiry further,
Mr. Hughes brought out. that this ex
penditure was never brought to th?
attention of the finance committee, the
witness terming it a "purely executive
action." It was charged against cash
on the books of the Hanover aBnk of
fice or financial department. The
witness did not know on what ac
count the other contributions were
made, but he would furnish data.
Mr. Perkins here interposed: "I
would like to make one statement.
The fact that the chock is drawn to
J. P. Morgan & Co. has no significance.
T paid out the money and it. was mere
ly because of a convenience of re-pay
ment that the check was made payable
to J. P. Morgan & Co."
"What other contributions to politi
cal campaign funds have been made
by the New York Life?"
"Is there no self-restraint allowed
the officers in these campaign contri
"None; to my knowledge."
Norfolk, Va.., Special-An announce
ment was made of thc purchase of the
Pamllcb, Oriental & Western Railroad,
running from Bayboro to Newborn, N.
C., by the interests in control of the
Virginia ?; Carolina Railway, which is
to run a line from Norfolk to Beaufort,
N. C., through the lumber section of
North Carolina. This linc will be used
as a. branch of the main line to New
bern for additional terminals at that
Accident to North Carolina Party.
Wichendon, Mass., Special-An au
tomobile containing members of the
party accompanying Governor Glenn,
of North Carolina, plunged over a
bridge on the road to Royalton here
and landed at the bottom of a ditch,
pinioning the occupants underneath.
The injured are:
J. C. McNeill, of The Charlotte Ob
server, badly cut about the head.
Guy Townsend, of Wichendon, se
Selectman Henry N. Raymond, of
Wichendon, haed cut and bruised.
Owen Hoban, lawyer, of Wichendon,
knee injured and back sprained.
The Potter Trial.
Sandersville, Ga., Special.-The State
closed its evidence in the trial of Mr.
S. Potter and the defense will put him
on the stand to testify. No other wit
nesses will be called. The books of a
Savannah bank were used in evidence.
The charge against Potter is the embez
zlement of some $20,000 of the funds of
the Davidson Bank, of which the young
man was cashier.
Gov. Glenn Entertained.
Boston, Special.-Gov. R. B. Glenn,
of TJorth Carolina, was entertained at
dinner at the Algoquin Club. The din
ner was given under the auspices of the
American Invalid Aid Society, S. S.
Pierce and General Charles Hi Taylor.
Freight Depot Burns.
Bristol, Special.-The freight depot
here, owned jointly by the Norfolk &
Western and the Southern Railways,
was destroyed by fire. The loss will
probably reach $50,000.
Secretary Hay detested all unneces
sary and wanton falsehood.
King Edward is to review tile Scot
tish Volunteers at Edinburgh.
Elihu Root bas his sense of humor,
which gleams out now and then.
It is said tbat Emperor William has
a choice selection of American slang
Prince Peter Kropotkin, the famous
social reformer, now resides at Brom
The Duke of Sutherland is perhaps
the best locomotive engineer in thc
General Booth, head of the Salvation
Army, has just returned to Loudon
after a 30,000 mile trip.
Contrary to the general opinion in
Mexico and abroad, President Diaz is
"hot a multi-millionaire.
Notwithstanding his seventy-five
years, Emperor Francis Joseph is still
greatly addicted to the chase.
Admiral Evans has been asked by the
crew of the battleship Missouri to as
sign a mule to the ship as mascot.
The yearly allowance of the Mikado,
which is at the same time that of the
whole imperial family, is now $1,500,
Alphonse Bertillon, the inventor of
the finger-print system of identifying
criminals, is described as a quiet, mod
By the retirement of ltear-Admirai
Charles E. Clark, the United States
Navy loses another of its veterans of
Chief Justice Fuller, of the United
States Supreme Court, was mistaken
for an itinerant German musician at
the Savoy Hotel, London, recently.
King Edward VII. has made Count
Kutsura, Prime Minister of Japan, a
member of the Order of the Bath, and
Baron Komura a member of the Order
of St. Michael and St. George. "~
OOG DEALER'S HARD LUCK.
Pup He Thought Worthless Turned
Out First Class.
I am an unscrupulous dog dealer. I
had for sale a very fine Irish terrier.
His mother cost me $500 and his sire
?cost $750. I thought their get, my
pup, now a year old, worth $200, and
so advertised him.
I was incensed by an offer of $10
over the 'phone.
Party never saw the dog, and said
any good ratter would do him (this I
had claimed for raine); he did not
care for pedigree, breeding or cost of
A bright idea struck me. I knew a
curley haired alley dog I could get
for 25 cents. I told the fellow I would
accept the $10 offer. He asked me to
meet him at depot with the dog. He
was going home on a suburban train.
I met him with the curly-haired alley
-dog, on which, by the way, I had an
option, but at 50 cents, not 25 cents,
as I expected. My customer sneered
when he saw'- the dog, but handed me
a $10 note, i ^_
I smiled wl?e?^'IITT^ht^qT!1 my Jaker -
Next week I received a postal' card
from my customer that read: "Your
dog is the best ratter I ever saw. He
caught forty-two rats the first two
days. He is worth all you advertised
him at, $200. I would not sell him for
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Dr. Edmund .T. James is President of
toe University of Illinois.
The Duke of Argyll is a man of very
varied interests and distinctions.
Senator John W. Daniel, of Virginia,
ls editing the memoirs of General
Jubal A. Early.
James J. Hill, President of the Great
N'orthern Railway Company, is sixty
seven years old.
John Q. Packard, a pioneer miner of
Utah, is the donor of Salt Lake City's
new public library.
John W. Alexander received $173,000
for his mural paintings for the Carne
gie Institute at Pittsburg.
Dr. Henrich C. Leonhardt recently
supplied almost the whole city of Tonio
wanda, N. Y., with young trees.
Lord Templemore, who lately cel
ebrated his eighty-fourth birthday, is
"father" of the House of Lords.
Ruric N. Roark is the pleasing name
of the dea_ of the department of peda
gogy, State College of Kentucky.
John Philippi, a horticulturist of
Lodi, Cal., has perfected a new fruit
from the peach and the nectarine.
E. H. R. Green, of Dallas, Texas,
sou of Mrs. Hetty Green, of New York,
bas adopted automobiling as a pastime.
Benjamin P. Hobbs, the oldest ar
morer in the service of the United
States, died recently at Springfield,
H. P. Mallan, a Boer colonel, who
served in the South African War, is
conductor on a street car line in Kan
sas City, Mo.
Mayor Rose, of Kansas City, Kan.,
has requested owners of vacant lots
In that city to allow children to use
them as playgrounds.
John Paul, chief steward of the Jef
ferson Democratic Club in New York,
enjoys the rare distinction of being a
grandfather and a grandson at the
uog Caddie for Newport Belle.
Canine caddies are the latest inno
vation in Newport. They are Intro
duced by Miss May Van Alen. Ban
ishing the small boy who formerly
carried her golf sticks, she has in
stalled a Scotch collie as caddie. When
dressed for the game the dog wears
a nght leather harness, correspond
ing In color to his mistress' costume.
To the straps across his back are at
tached a bag large enough to contain
six or eight clubs, and from his neck
is suspended a pouch for the balls.
It's only natural a Scotch dog should
be filled with the spirit of the game.
The collie follows at Miss Alen's
heels, ready to provide a putter,
driver or lifter, as needed. He has
also been trained to retrieve. At
times he shows an intelligence which
is a reproach to his prececessor, and
Miss Van Alen avers he is a fine com
panion. His sense of duty is of the
keenest. So is his loyalty, for it is
averred gravely he waves his tail in
pride whenever his owner makes a
particularly good stroke.-New York
To clean very dirty brass, scrub
*rith a nailbrush, dipped in powdered
bath-brick dust and paraffin. Even
the most tarnished brass can be
cleaned in this way> Polish with the
dry dust and a eoft duster.
la^esof wagons and buggies
rc iture and house furnishing*
3 for our Hearse prorapt
ds sold on a small mar
ie me, I will save you
Fire Brick, Fire Clay,
id other Material.
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E of Saluda County and
afield County are with us;