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EDGEPIELD, S. C., WEW?SDAY, MAY 27, 1908.
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THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA.
L. C. HAYNB, GHAJ? E.
Surplus & Profits $190,000*00.
Tbe business of our out-of-town ff?tede J.
receives the sam* cateTolar?enHoa.*s<ii*t j.
o? our local depositors. The accounts ol ?
careful conservative people solicited. . (
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Democratic State Convention.:
Columbia, Special.-The Di'mo
.ratic State convention was held here . ]
Wednesday. The two most important '
matters before the convention were
the instruction of the delegates to.
the National convention and the elec- j
tion of these delegates. United'
States Senator Benj. R. Tillman was J
elected by acclamation and made
chairman of the South Carolina del
egation, notwithstanding the fact
he is now on the high seas en mite
to Europe and will * not return to
America until long after the Denver j
convention. United States Senator
Frank B. Gary of Abbeville was J.Iso
elected by acclamation . The "other
two members of the ''big four" are j
Col. H. H. Watkins of Anedson aiid
Gen. Wilie Jones of Columbia. Thc
four alternates at large are: Hon. W.
F. Stevenson of Cher?w Dr. R. F.
Smith, of Pickens, John P. Grace of
Charleston and Col. T. B. Crews of
Laurens. By resolution of the con
vention, Hon. W> F. Stevenson, hav
ing received the highest, number of
rotes cast for any candidate for al
ternate at large will fill the vacancy
on the delegation caused by the ab
sence of Senator Tillman. By a de
cisive vote the delegation was in
structed to vote solidly for the nomi
nation of Bryan for presidential can
didate of the Democratic parly.
Adopted by the State Democratic
Convention. " N
We, the Democratic party of South '
Carolina, in convention assembled, re
affirm our faith in the fundamental
and historic principles of the party of
Thomas Jefferson and call to the na
tion to again put its trust in the party
of individual liberty and of "equal
rights to all and special privileges to
none." ?. j
V."e favor the exercise by the gener
al government of all its constitutional
au'hority for the prevention of mo-1
nopoly and for the regulation of in- ?
teistate commerce; we insist that fed
eral remedies shall be added to, and
not substituted for, State remedies.'
We denounce as revolutionary the
policy of the Republican party, that
thc powers of the gensral government
V-onld be extended by ju*4"-1,1 -*nw.
A private monopoly is ii
and intolerable. We, there
the vigorous enforcement o
inal law against trusts and
li?tes ,and demand the en
such additional legislation
necessary to make it impossible for-j?
private monopoly to exist in the;
United States. ?. I
We favor an immediate revision of ?
the tariff by the reduction of import
duties, and we denounce as hypocriti
cal the promise of the Republican
party to enact such legislation after
the elections. Articles entering into
competition with articles controlled
by trusts should be placed upon the
free list; material reduction should
be made in the tariff upon the neces
saries of life. Our present financial
condition show the urgent necessity
for a more elastic currency system.
Tie Democratic party of the nation
should . pledge the people that if plac
ed in power it will enact prompt but
conservative legislation to relieve the
We favor the enactment of a fair
and just employers' liability law. . '
We sympathize with the efforts put
Gaffney, Special.-Lelia Morrow, a j
young woman who has passed through
much trouble in her short lifetime,
attempted suicide here last week by
throwing herself into the lake. He~
actions attracted the attention of i
gentleman who watched her and drew
her out of the water in time to save
Hailstorm in Society Hill.
Society Hill, Special.-A terrific
hailstoim swept over Society Hill and
continued nearly an Jiour. The hail
stones covered the ground like snow
and drifted into heaps several inches
deep. It was the largest that has
ever been witnessed here. Some of
the stones were as large as hickory
nuts. The damage to corn, cotton,
gardens, vines, shrubbery and trees is
great. The extent of damage can not
at this time be estimated with accu
War Eagle Company Formed.
Greenville, Special.-Books of sub
scription to the capital stock, $50,000,
of the War Eagle Hydraulic Mining
company were opened at the Ameri
can bank. The stock is placed at $1
a share and the officers of the com
pany-aie; Dr. T. C. Stone, president;
Henry Briggs, vice president; Dr. E.
W. Carpenter, secretary-treasurer; F.
L. Plaisance, general manager.
Bennettsville, Special.-Jim Mal
Jor> Friday, just at noon, paid with
hin life for the brutal murder of his
-wife over one year ago. The trap
.wa? sprung at ll :39 and at 12:06
Dru. Carmichael and Kinney pro
5r:nced him dead as a result of
etti nngulation. His body was cut
down and taken away and buried in
tin. ;> >tt'..r's. field, his family refusing
to alee charge of the remains. The
ex ; ici was orderly and only a few
Wi ^.JS^il it.
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forth for the reclamation of the arid
lands of the West and the use of irri
gation in the development of the
country, and upon the same princi
ple we also favor the reclamation of
swamp lands. We favor the preser
vation of the forces still remaining
and the replanting of the denudad
districts in all our mountain ranges,
as well as the forestation of the west
We urge liberal appropriations for
the improvement and deveopment of
the interior waterways, believing that
such expenditures will return a large
divided in lessened cost of transpor
We favor the election of United
States senators by direct vote of the
people, and regard this reform the
gateway to other national reforms.
We favor a federal law compelling
the fullest publicity in the matter of
contributions to the national cam
paign funds of all the parties and we
would call the attention of the na
tion to the failure of the Republican
pa ri y to enact such legislation as
proof of the correctness of tV
charges made on thc eve of the las:
election by . the Democratic nominee
for president that the Republic-it:
wi ty had received assistance fr .un
corporations desiring to control ibo
policies of the national government
iu their own interest.
We welcomo Oklahoma to the -sis
terhood of States and heartily con
t'?ilulatc her up"n lhe auspicious b*?
ghining of a grant caieer. We favor
serrate stateh.?id for Arizona and
New Mexico md demand for the peo
ple of Puerto Rico the full enjoy
ment of the rights and privileges of
a territorial form of government.
. To Borrow Full Limit.
Columbia, Special-The State
Treasurer's office expects to be forced
to borrow the full limit of half a mil
lion dollars allowed by law this year,
owing to the heavy appropriations
and the fact that the amounts bor
rowed last year, $350,000 had to be
paid in January, making a big hole
in the winter tax receipts. So far
already $200,000 has been borrowed,
on notes payable next January, and
within sixty days it will likely be
necessary to borrow from $150,000 to
$250,000 according to the demands
that may be made upon the office be
tv/een now and the 1st of July. The
amount of next borrowing will de
*""'-^ Wjrflv upon Jip w Winthrop^ the
being done through the Falmetto
Bank, of this city.
An Unusual Court Order.
Columbia, Special.-In the case of
Will Foster, under sentence of death
at Spartanburg for the murder of a
white man named John Young, the
Supreme Court filed an unusual order,
granting suspension of the appeal in
the case in order to allow Foster's at
torneys to move for a new trial in
the Circuit Court, on the ground that
one of the jurors, Jesse Mahaffey,
said before the trial that he would
convict the negro regardless of the
testimony. There were several affi
davits from persons who heard him
make this statement, although Ma
haffey declares that he was only jest
ing. Mahaffey is a former member
of the legislature and a Methodist
Tarn Mill Has Resumed Operations.
j Yorkville, Special-The Neely Yarn
Iiiill at this place resumed operations
Monday, after having been closed
down for one week. The two other
mills, the York and the Tavora, have
been closed down for several weeks
and it is not known when either will
resume. The mill at Clover has also
resumed on full time.
Big Event For Conway.
Conway, Special-The Independent
Republic of Horry on Friday cele
brated the completion and occupancy
of its beautiful new eourt house and
substantial jail building. The day
marked a new epoch in the life and
development of this rich and fertile
county. For the first time in th?
county's history a governor of th?
State was present as a specially in
vited guest, and there were other dis
tinguished persons in attendance foi
the greatest event the county has evoi
Snipping Fruit by the Car Load.
Columbia, Special.--Thc Souiherr.
j Express company is being heavily
taxed to move the shipments oi
peaches, beans, etc., from the truck
ing section of the State lying betweer
Columbia and Savannah and betweer.
Columbia and Augusta. The peacl
? crop is about ten days earlier thu
season that last and the prospect!
? for a heavy crop are promising.
A Big Picnic.
Greenwood, Special.-The most im
portant gathering of the people in tin
whole up-country will take plac<
Thursday at Jones in this county a
the usual Jones high school picnic
People from five counties come to th?
Jones picnic every year as a regula:
thing and even George Johnstone o:
Newberry is to deliver the addresi
this year.. Dr, W. W. Daniel of Co
lumbia is also expected to deliver ai
Desire Uncle Sam to Assist in
Strengthening Their Nation
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE REPUBLIC
Secretary Robt Will Receive a Dele
gation Prom the West Coast of Af
rica Which Comes to Ask Counsel
and Aid in the Many Troubles
Which Have Beset the Coloniza'
tion of Freed Slaves.
Washington, Special. - Secretary
Root has made an appointment to
receive Tuesday a delagation repre
senting thc Republic of Libera, which
has come from the west coasts of Af
rica to ask counsel and aid in the
many troubles which have continu
ously beset the effort, to colonize the
freed slaves of America which began
tho latter part of the eighteenth cen
lury. It is admitted officially that
Liberia is, from the standpoint of
nations, in practically a hopeless and
helpless condition. Her latest tribu
lation is in effect an ultimatum from
England to maintain a better govern
Al tho ugh the United States is vir
tually responsible for the existence of
Liberia, diplomatic history shows
that this government has hesitated
to stand sponsor for the little repub
lic before the world.
. Story of Liberia.
Thomas Jefferson's name first ap
pears in the story of Liberia. *In
L7S1 ho advocated thc abolition of
slavery and the colonization of the
freed slaves. In 1S0O the governor
af Virginia directed by the Legisla
ture of his State, took up the ques
tion with thc President by correspon
dence. Africa "Was selected as an ap
propriate site and in 1816 Maryland
joined Virginia in the undertaking
to colonize. In 1818 the slave trade
was made statutory piracy in this
country, and the following year it
was provided by law that negroes
from captured slavers should be
safely "removed beyond the limits
of the United States." To carry out
this act, the government chartered
the ship Elizabeth and made provis
ion for conveying and settling in
Africa on a site selected by agents
sent by President Monroe, three hun
dred liberated^ slave trade victims.
The offer of transportation was ex
tended to all free blacks, but the Eli
zabeth sailed with only SC, on Feb
ruary Otb, 1820.
On reaching the African coast the
natives refused to sell the land they
had agreed to and the two agents and
a third of the colonists died with fe
purchase of a coast strip or lanu J.W
miles long and 40 broad, with per
petual tenure. The price paid was a
miscellaneous assortment of trading
goods. This purchase is given as the
last direct act of this government to
wards the establishment or mainten
ance of the settlement, although this
government sent from time to time
liberated negroes to the colony.
A Bureau of Mines. ?
Washington, Special.-The Senate
committee on mines and mining met
Friday to consider thc proposition to
establish a bureau of" mines in the
Department of the Interior. The
committee is said to favor the bill
and is expected to report it soon. It
is believed that the measure may
pass the Senate before adjournment.
The new bureau is expected to sup
plement the work now done by States.
Bad Sonn in Texas.
Austin, Tex., Special.-A terrific
wind and rain storm that at times de
veloped into a tornado swept Texas
from the Panhandle to the Gulf ear
ly Sunday. The restruction to crops
and vegetation, trees and shrubbery
was the greatest reported in years.
In numerous places houses were up
lifted and small villages and hamlets
in many instances were inundated by
the terrific rainfall which in the
space of four hours reached seven
inches in many .sections.
Trolley Car3 Collide.
San Francisco. Special.-Two trol
Icy carr, crowded with people collid
cd Sunday at thc foot of a steep hill
killing Henry Baer, a traveling sales
man, and injuring twenty other pas
sengers, one probably fatally, anc
several severely. A car on Devisa
dero street got beyond control of th?
motorman rnd dashed down the hil
with terrific speed, striking a Sacra
mento street car just as it rounded ;
Fatal Explosion at a French Sugai
Paris, By ( able.-An explosion al
a sugar refinery here buried a numbei
of workmen under a heap of burning
wreckage. Four are known to be dea*,
and others are thought to bc in tin
ruins. Forty-two of the injured hav<
boen taken from the wreckage. Tin
combustion of sugar dust caused i
blast, burning thc workmen on th<
Choked to Death by Husband.
Newark, 0., Special.-Mrs. Ernes
Terwilger was found dead in he:
room Sunday. She had been ehoke<
to death. Her husband was arreste?
and bo. confessed to thc crime. Sun
day night such a large crowd gather
ed about the prison that police re
serves were called out.
TO CUT MEMBERSHIP
Bill Passes House to Reduce
SOUTHERN MEMBERS PROTEST
By a Strict Party Vote, After a Live*
ly Debate., the House Passes th?
Crumpacker Bill Provides For a
Reduction in Representation in the
SUtes Haring Disfranchisement
Washington, Special.-? campaign
contribution publicity bill, embodying
an amendment bv Mr. Crumpacker,
of Indiana, providing for a reduction
in the representation in the Honse of
Representatives in those States hav
ing disfrachisement laws, was pas
ed by the House by a vote of 160
to 125, following a lively debate.
The measure wa? brought up under
suspension of the rules and but forty
minutes were allowed in whicii to
discuss it. The Southern members
in particular were bitter in their de
nunciation of the apportionment pro
vision of thc bill. Mr. Williams the
minority leader, was especially vigor
ous in his attack characterizing the
bill as being an attempt to revive the
conditions of reconstruction days.
On account of the Crumpacker
amendment the Democrats voted
against the bill in its entirety.
In brief, thc provision regarding
publicity of campaign contributions
is made applicable to the national
committee of all political parties and
the national congressional campaign
committees of all political parties and
all . committees, associations or or
ganizations which shall, in two or
more Statis, influence the result of
or attempt to influence the result of
an election at which Representatives
in Congress are to be elected.
The Crumpacker amendment pro
vides for the re-enactment of certain
sections of the old Federal election
law, except that the idea of the force
bill authorizing the use of troops at
the polls is eliminated. It also pro
vides that the director of the cen
sus shall submit to Congress a report
on population showing the number of
male citizens, white and black, in
each State and the number disfran
chised, for the purpose of enabling
Congress to ascertain the apportion
ment in representation to which such
States must be entitled.
Mr. Cmmpacker explained his
amendment by saying they were de
signed against fraud and intimida
tion in elections. He undertook to
say, he declared, that no member of
the House would object to a law
whose only purpose was to secure
"It is horse play," remarked Mr.
Hardwick, of Georgia.
Mr. Williams declared that if the
publicity feature of the' bill should
become law, "it will damn your Re
publican party and be worse for you
than the force bill which defeated
Harrison: "Like children you are
paying with fire in a powder maga
zine." He closed by asking the Re.
publicans if they were fools enough
to believe that the South would ever
again submit to the policies to which
she submitted when she was weak
. Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, said
no greater evil than that gentlemen
should be sent as representatives to
the House, "not by virture of the
votes of their fellow citizens, but
by virture of the suppression of
Governor Browaxd Leads in Florida.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-Com
plete returns frons Tuesday's primary
election have only been received from
22 counties out of the 46 in the State.
From these returns Governor Broward.
for United States Senator leads by
about 1,100 votes, and Albert W. Gil
christ for Governor, leads by 4,500
votes. Governor Browr.vd and Dun
can U. Fletcher for United States
Senator, and Gilchrist and J. N. C.
1 Stockton will have to fight it ont iu
the second primary in June.
McKinley Property to Be Sold.
Canton, 0., Special-The McKinley
block on South Market street, one of
the two pieces of Canton property
owned by the late President William
McKinley, was sold by Sheriff Wilson
at public auction. Tho property has
been appraised at $60,000. The sale
was decided upon by the administra
tor of the estate of Abner McKinley
and representatives of the remainder
of the President's heirs.
Sixty Killed in a Wreck.
Antwerp, By Cable-One of worst
I railroad accidents in Europe in re
I cent times occurred at Contich, a sta
! tion six miles southeast of this city
! on the main linc, at 8 o'clock Friday
: morning. The exact number of vic
: tims had nut been determined np to
? a late hour, owing to the difficulty of
i removing the bodies from the debris,
! but the latest estimate places the
number at 60 killed and one hundred
Oregon Train Wrecked; Three Killed,
' Oakland, Cal., Special-The sec
r ond section of the Oregon express
* train on the Southern Pacific Rail
* road, was wrecked near Pineole Fri
- day. Three men were killed out
- right. One died Friday. Three were
injured. The wreck is supposed tc
have been caused by the front truck
of the baggage car jumping the track
?UNE 1 KNOWN AS
National Prosperity Association
I Times Have
^[8t. Louis. - The Simmons Hard
ware Company, the Ferguson McKin
ney Dry Gocds Company and the- Ely
Walker Dry Goods Company are
aba?ng the manufacturing and job-*
bjng Companies which decided to re-1
employ several thousand idle work
man on June 1. Tho National Enam
eling Company and the Hdmholz
Furnace Company have also decided
toi Join the advance guard In the re
employment movement, as the Na
tional Prosperity Association was ad
vised that these companies had al
ready begun" putting a percentage of
their idle employes back to work.
The corporations mentioned will re
engage 4000 to 5 000 men in their fac
tories and shops.
?The Executive Committee of the
National Prosperity Association at its
Int meeting fixed June 1 as re-employ
ment day. It concluded to call on all
th? manufacturing, mercantile and
financial corporations of St. Louis to
give work to as many idle men as
possible, and even tb recall more men
th?n are needed right away. The
plan bas taken definite shape In St.
Louis, and the committee expects to
haie a comparatively large list of
companies which have acceded to the
The committee also approved forms
of J letters to manufacturers, mer
chaVts and financiers of St. Louis and
other cities regarding re-employment
day.; Railroad officials are also in
cluded. Officers of large concerns in
all $arts of the country are requested
to jbotify the association as to the
number of workmen and clerks who
SCIENTIST SURE HE HAS ]
Dr. John D. O'Brien Cites Several-Gases W
Mong Same Une as Those Which Di
curable. He summed up the result
of his experiments in these two dec
larations: That paresis undoubtedly
is a germ disease and that the germ
has been discovered; that, while in
the experimental stage,sufficient tests
have been made to show that paresis
is curable, and that he has specific
cases to point to as definite results.
Dr. O'Brien does not believe it
would be proper to make public the
names of the patients whom he as
serts the treatment has cured, but
he gives the specific cases as a news
paper man of Washington, D. C., who
was treated for paresis and is again
?it work, cured; a civil engineer of
prominence in Nashville, Tenn., who
is cured and at work, besides a num
ber of people in Ohio who were
brought to the hospital with acute
forms of the disease and cured. Oth
ers who are now at the hospital still
under treatment are showing marked
progress toward recovery.
Dr. O'Brien has at hand, Jn addi
tion to his own statements, and re
ports from hospital authorities in re
gard to the successful treatment of
paresis, patients' photographs which
Nineteen Montos Old Child Al
Galveston, Texas.-The adoption
cf a nlneteen-rmonths-old baby by the
Houston Professional Baseball Club
has just been announced. On a train
on which were riding the members
of the Houston team, of the Texas
League, the players noticed a woman
and a curly haired child. The woman
requested W. E. Hester, a pitcher, to
hold the child for a few minutes, then
stepped into another coach and left
the train at the next station.
A note found on the child gave its
name as Edmund Winters, and the
ball player decided to adopt the hoy.
Before the end of the journey every
member of the club fell in love with
the abandoned baby and entered into
a compact to care for the little one,
electing it the mascot of the club.
At.the games in Dallas and Fort
Worth tie mascot was exhibited in
the grounds during the game, and
was showered with money from the
French Budget Shows
Deficit of $8,800,000.
Paris.-M. Caillaux, the Minister
of Finance, annouuees that the bud
get for 1909 shows an estimated de
ceit of $8,800,000, the revenue being
estimated at $785,SOO,000 and the
sxnenditures at $794,000,000.
in order to make up the shortage
it has been decided not to issue short
term bonds, but to reform the collec
tion of dues on stock and boud trans
fers, and strictly to enforce the eiist
ing regulations against evasions of
Jottings About Sports.
Stewards of the Pennsylvania
Breeders' and Racing Association an
nounced an attractive program for the
9rst race meet of the organization.
Melvin W. Sheppard, the American
llstance runner, is so eager to ba a
taw York policeman, that he may not
tccompany the Olympic l?aw to Eng
W. B. Burroughs, of the Illinois
University, scored a double win in the
leid events at the Pennsylvania relay
.aces. In the shot he easily outdis
?anced Krueger, the intercollegiate
T. A. Rogers, in the New,-York Herald.
i Helps Restore Work to 5000
1 Pittsburg That Good
will he re-employed and the date
when the men will be taken ba k.
Two large dry goods concerns told
the committee that they decided to
celebrate "Employment Day" by put
ting back some 3000 employes.
Similar assurances have been m?,de
by other concerns, and. the committee
believes that June will mark in a
large degree the return o? prosperity.
Pittsburg.-That a return to pros
perity has come wa:] evidenced here
when It was announced that many of
the Carnegie Steel Company's mills
had been started up again.
The Carnegies started their Twen
ty-niuth and Thirty-third street mills
here, also two more of the Home
stead group. The Singer Nimick
Mills, making hoops and bands, were
started full after an idleness of sev
eral months. The Carter Iron Works,
outside Pittsburg, were also started,
and the National Tube Company,
which has been repairing mills at
McKeesport, announces that It will
ask for an additional appropriation
immediately for more repairs.
Evidence of returning prosperity 13
furnished by the announcement that
the Pittsburg and Lake FVie Railroad
has ordered the Standard Steel Car
Company to begin construction of
2 000 all-steel cars for that road. The
new cars will be used to handle the
tonnage between the coal and coke
regions and the lakes. The order
calls for 1000 specially designed all
steel coke cars, and 1000 all-steel
gondolas. The contract was origin
ally awarded last summer but held
POUND GERM OF PARESIS
bien He Asserts He Has Cured-Experiments
smonsirated Existence of Diphtheria
i los i s Germs, ' ;/
i .i>., hfo?avt->ni fnrm of attack
theory of diphtheria and tuberculosis
was advocated. We feel warranted,
from the number of cases treated and
from the satisfactory results of the
experiments made, in stating without
qualification that paresis ls a germ
disease. We also feel that, from the
work done, we have found the bacil
lus. We have cured patients, are
helping many now and expect to go
forward with the work."
Dr. O'Brien has confined hl6 work
to living subjects; no pathological in
vestigation has been done on post
mortem subjects. He now has germs
in cultures. He says that, like a
farmer, he ls seeking to find the best
culture in which to grow bacilli from
serum extracted from patients, and
to that end ls doing considerable ex
Dr. O'Brien began his experiments
by taking serum from the spinal col
umns of living patients. With this
he treated dogs, rabbits and rats, with
results which proved to him that the
animals inoculated contracted well
developed forms of paresis. He then
used the treatment on human pa
ADOPTS A BABY.
bandoned by Mo'iier on Train
* of Houston Club.
audience, and at Houston collections
were taken up, and the baby now has
a fund of more than $2000 to its
credit and still growing. Offers from
some of the wealthiest families In tho
State to adopt the child have been re
fused and the baby mascot will not
be parted with by the club.
The mother, who is less than eigh
teen yeai-3 of age, was found in Hills
boro and her tragic story unfolucd.
She had lived with a drunken father
until twelve years of age, whea she
ran away from him. Before she was
sixteen years of age she was married,
and after the birth of her child her
husband deserted them and disap
peared. The child-mother found em
ployment in a packing house at Fort
Worth, earning $6 a week. Recently
the packing house cut down the num
ber of its employes, and the mother,
determined that the baby should not
? starve, gave it to the ball player.
Judge P.ules that Stock Yard
is a "Hotel For Hogs.*'
East St. Louis, 111.-Judge Francis
H. Wright in the United States Cir
cuit Court decided that although the
National Stock Yards here has several
miles of tracks, engines and cars and
other equipment it was not a common
carrier and Is not subject to Federal
The Stock Yards attorney contend
ed that his clients were conducting a
"hotel for hogs and other live stock"
and not a railroad. In this he was
sustained by the court.
Stub Ends of News.
Rear-Admiral Sperry took com
I mand of the Atlantic battleship fleet.
Secretary Taft arrived in Washing
ton, returning from his trip to Pan
A bill to create an Appalachian
forest reserve was passed by Con
The battleship fleet sailed from
San Francisco for ports on Puget
Frank Merritt, of New York City,
repeated his offer to give himself to
?science to be experimented on in the.
'search for a cure for consumption.
Pays ?f% interest on all ac<
compounded every six moi
Capital and Surpl
Before insuring elsewhere
Old Line Companies.
At The Farmers ]
Leading Southern Manufactur
ers Gainer in Richmond, Va.
MANY PROBLEMS TO CONSIDER
Twelfth Annival Convention of the
American Manu foci curers' Associa
tion Meets in Richmond With Over
Four Hundred Delegates in Atten
Richmond, Va.. Special-The
American Cotton Manufacturers' As
sociation, with au attendance of 450
delegates, begun its twelfth annual
convention h?K Wednesday with two
sessions, the evening being devoted to
Aside from the consideration of
questions affecting the intergrity of
contracts between buyer and seller, a
matter regarded as the most impor
tant that will come before the asso
ciation, the feature at thc opening
session was the address of Mayor
Carlton McCarthy the trend of whose
remarks was to the general effect that
the highest type of manhood is to be
found in the South to-day. Made
before representative spinners from
New England as well as from .the
South, the utterance brought au an
swering denial from the former pres
ident of the association and from
Congressman John H. Small, of
The contract in two forms came
ton exchanges, in tue luiviesi ox u
contract which will be equitably sat
isfactory, and which will insure the
delivery of colton of spinnable
j grades. One session was held, Cap
tain Smyth announcing in thc after
noon that a formal report will bc
Thc, uniform .''ale contract, of
greater importance, relates to the
manufacture and buyer, or commis
sion agent, and on thc intergrity of it
depends the success of all. Chair
man Lewis W. Parker, of South Car
olina, whose committee had been
dealing with thc subject sent in a
report containing the recommenda
tion that larger committee he au-v
thorized to take up this matter dur
ing the year and to employ legal
counsel with the hope of preparing
a form of contract which will bc sat
isfactory to buyer and seller alike
and which will stand thc test of the
Lilley Not Warranted.
Washington. Special.-The conclu
sion of the special committee which
has been investigating the charges of
Representative Lilley, of Connecti
cut, that members of the House had
been improperly influenced in con
nection with submarine torpedo boat
legislation, that Mr. Lilley had violat
ed his obligations as a member and
tiad acted in bad faith with the com
mittee C:H1 in contempt of the House
were sustained by thc House by a
vote of 257 to ?2. Five hours of
thc session were devoted to the case,
four of which were consumed in
reading thc report. The Connecticut
members joined in voting against the
resolution by which the House adopt
ed the conclusions of the committee
as its own.
Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, de
nounced Mr. Lilley as being guilty of
treason for which, he said, he should
be expelled. He presumed that thc
reason the committee did not carry
its report to a recommendation to
that end was because Mr. Lilley was
at his home ill and unable to be pres
ent to defend himself in such a pro
To Prevent Desecration of Flags.
Washington. Specia.-Thc Senate
passed a bill to prevent the dese
cration of the Hag bf the United
Siates with an amendment providing
that its restrictions shall not apply to
banners or flags carried fey military
or patriotic organizations authorized
by law. Th:s amendment was to
meet objections by Senator Bacon, of
Georgia, who had previously explain
ed that in his State Confed?rate sol
dier organizations had blended the
Union and Confedei**te flags, a prac
tice which he feared would not bc
permitted under the proposed law.
He-Well, my ?lear. I had my life
She-That's just like you-always
t?inking of yourself-Pathfinoer.
:ounts in this department,
Iths, January and July.
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Throngs again visited the Guinness
death farm at Laporte, Ind.
Archbishop Peter Bourade, of Son
ta Fe, died in.Chicago of heart fail?
Clarence Darrow says Mayor Brand
Whitlock, of Toledo, Ohio, will bf
Bryan's running mate.
Thc Massachusetts Legislature will
be asked for an appropriation of
$300,000 to fight the gypsy inotbraod
Arrests in Pittsburg followed- th?
alleged discover}* that an organized
band had been formed to rob tele?
phone slot boxes all over the coun
The French steamer Brei:* Ilael,
which broke its radder at sea and
ran short of coal, was towed into
New York. .
A stirring appeal for money for
missions was made by Rev. Dr, R. *J,
Willingham before the S?nnern Bap
The Atlantic fleet of battleship!
will sail for Seattle this week.
Cars were bsing operated in Cleve
land without any serious outbreak on
the part of the strikers.
King Manuel of Portugal is said to
have upset plans to marry him t,o
~n-~>r> ni'm'hlo nr?nress bv declaring
which shall secure protection for
American interests in Japan and Ko
Congress will adjourn this week, if
the Senate and House conferees /an
agree upon au acceptable currencv
Tl e clique of old Senate leaders is
?aid to have chosen Burrows as chair
man of the Chicago convention as a
rebuke to the younger element.
Though there is considerable John
son sentiment in the Soath, Bryan
seems likely to get a large majority
of the delegates from that section. ,
Richmond residents adopted reso
lutions urging Bishop Van de Vyver
not to resign.
Rev. W. T. Palmer was installed
pastor of the Westminister Presby
terian Church, Lynchburg.
William D. Heywood, addressing
thc Socialist Convention, denounced
-ourts, judges, the President and a
Dumber of others.
Secretary Taft arrived at Char
leston from Panama, well and smiling ?
The Russian general sent to punish
marauding Persians has been ordered
to burn and kill.
French forces lost 13 killed and 65
wounded in an engagement with
The Senate substituted the orisri
aal Aldrich bill for the Vreeland bil]
and both houses sent the currency
measure to conference.
Thc House passed the omnibus pub
lic building bill and the Military Aca
demy Appropriation bill.
General Sherwood, of Ohio, made
a caustic attack on General Keifer,
of Ohio, in the House.
President Roosevelt and William J.
Bryan made the closing addresses at
the National Resources Conference.
The Governors have agreed to hold
an annual convention of State exe
The convention of machinery men ;
at Parkersburg elected officers for
Thc Wright brothers have broken
up their aeroplane, wrecked on tbt
North Carolina coast, but tliev hive
a now and s*ronger machine at Day- |
ton. Ohio, with which they will ex
periment in August.
Roar Adimral Charles Stillman
Sperry assumed command of the
batleship fleet at San Francisco.
The jawbone found in the ruins of
thc Guinness home at Laporte. ind..
was identified by a dentist as that of
Freight shippers at.a meeline; '?.*
Chicago took steps to fight the r^c
in rales announced by the railroad.--.
A Xew Yor?: usurer ?as been seat
to jail for ten days. During that
time, pines the Washington Post, he
can hardly be expected to take any
interest in his business.