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The hills lie black and 1?
Far northward stretch
Here where Life weary gi
And God put all His w
.For this the Silence is ??
Was' whispered and1 Ea
And Emptiness and Sorr
The ghostly cry of asin
And through the pallid, J;
The plain "that fies so 1
And wide and dark the 1
Eeyond each iron hill t
Sf I ? Parrot's
! Fdr His M
Which War Put in Je
With Which the Bird ]
. A friend of mine named Andrews,
living a few miles from Eond, Texas,
lias a large parrot that's something
of a wonder in a way, not exactly as a
talker,although Pedro-that's Polly's
name-can say things in English,
sing in French and curse like a
guaucho in Spanish, but. as a fighter,
and-Pedro is on record as being the
/onljr., repr?sentative of his species
ever "joining combat with a rattle
Morgan Witherspoon, a cattleman
from Western Texas, in the city with
a carload of beeves destined for the
local slaughter house, sat in front of
a saloon, near the New Orleans
Batchers' Co-operative Abattoir, sev
eral days ago, and, being in the mood
for yarn-spinning. Mr. Witherspoon
rid himself of a Story out of the or
dinary for the benefit of those near
Thc parrot was a young, mean
tempered little thing at the time
Andrews bought him from a Mexi
can," Mr. Witherspoon started his
story, "but after a while, when the
bird began to know folks about the
pb??, he manifested a better disposi
tion, didn't squawk outrageously and
raffle np' his feathers when any one
.approached, and showed no disposi
tion to ase that powerful beak of
~Pedro was a wise bird-what par
rot isi:*t?-and from the children he
readily learned to talk quite a lot.
Mrs. Andrews, who was a Creole lady
from Louisiana, had a mighty fine
voice, and of an evening when the
family was gathered in tue sitting
room after the day's work was over,
she would sit at the plano and sing
songs in French.' One of these songs
"was aa easy little ditty, and Pedro,
sitting on his roost in his big tin
cage in the kitchen, instead of going
to sleep as orderly parrots should do
with the advance of night, put his
i faculties to work to master the ditty,
and one day he astonished the good
people by bawling off .he first line
of the opening stanza in a voice that
sounded like files grating against
"Mrs. Andrews, greatly amused,
devoted much of her spare time to
teaching Pedro some more ot the
song. Pedro's favorite perch during I
the day in fair weather was the rail- j
?ng of the side gallery' overlooking !
the poultry yard, and Mrs. Andrews,"
in her spare moments, would take
?er chair, place it close to the bird,
and, seating herself, sing in low;
- "Pedro seemed to appreciate that
&?8 mistress' vocal efforts were being
made in his behalf, and, arching his
bead to one side, and ruffling his neck
feathers-a sign indicating eithor
pleasure or anger in one of hfs species
-ho would listen attentively, cluck
ing to himself the while.
"Pedro, in less than a month,
learned the whole four lines of the
first verse, and he would sing them,
too, when Mrs. Andrews would coax
bim with a chicken bone, and every
body thought Pedro was just too
smart for anything. But if Pedro's
artistic temperamenti was developed
by Mrs. Andrews, all that was bad in
him was brought to the surface by
Miguel, one of the Mexican hired
mex. At lunch hour, when the fam
ily was in the dining room at dinner,
and Miguel was finished with his, re
past, the greaser would go to the
yard, stand near the gallery and give
vent to the foulest Spanish oaths he
could lay tongue to.
"Yon can do more swearing and
cursing ia Spanish than any other
language; it has Billingsgate beaten
a mile, and what Miguel said to that j
bird wouldn't make nice reading for
a Sunday-school paper. Parrots are
quick to learn anything, and espe
cially attentive are they when bad
things are being, ba?? ed them. It
vas lucky for Mrs. Andrews'that she
hadn't mastered Spanish, for had her
education extended that far I reckon
she'd have thought that Pedro was
only fit for some reform school or a
Jail, where obscene and vulgar pris
oners are locked up. If the lady
couldn't talk Spanish her husband
could, and he followed Pedro's dis
course beyond the 'Caramba' and the
.carrajo' stage with increasing aston
ishment. : Andrews knew where to
toy the blame, and, hunting up Mig
nel, he kicked the Mexican all around
the yard, without telling him why.
"Miguel, rubbing the sore spots,
and mattering maledictions under his
breath, saddled bis mule and rode
away- from th? Andrews place, but
that wasn't the last of him by any
manner of means, as the sequel will
show. He was to appear in a few
days, seeking a desperate vengeance,
a fiendish plan which was to be frus
trated by Pedro, the parrot.
"One afternoon-lt was the third
day after Miguel, the Mexican, had
been kicked off the place-Mrs. An
drews left the sitting room and went
to tlie gallery to sing to Pedro. Ly
ing in the yard, close to the steps,
she noticed a wooden box, about two
feet long and a foot deep. A piece
of thick wire netting, set in a frame
pf wood, which had doubtless been
tho cover of the box, was near at
bajad. Mrs. Andrews was puzzled at
tho presence of the box in the yard,
bat ber attention was diverted from
farther contemplation of it by the
wild screaming of the parrot. The
parrot was on his perch on the rail
ing, bot be appeared to be %i a state
5W against the West,
the valleys of the dead
rew and sighed, for; rest
.orn-Qut world to bed.
here some last word
rth's twilight tale was told,
ow only heard
sn things and old.
ight three deod p r es crown ;
ilce a yellowed 'page;
[)lcod-red sun burns down
hat aches with age. ; * -. ,
-Arthur Stringer, in Everybody s.
11 ? > M ? * m H
Game Fight |fl
istress' Life ?
lopardy by the Facility * fc)
learned Mexican Oaths *
11 I 111 I 1 111 I ) I tl i I I tn I M ) I i mini
of ?great excitement. His feathers
were ruffled, his head was thrust
forward on a short neck, his win?s
were extended and shrill scream fol
lowed" scream frc^i his wide-opened
beaked mouth. -?? ' ?
"Mrs. Andrews was just in the act
of ascending the three steps which
led from the yard to the gallery
when the door of an unusued room
facing the landing was softly opened
and the villainous face cf Miguel,xthe
Mexic?^, showed, in the aperture.
Mrs. Andrews, seeing the man, and
reading murder in the expression of
his features, rush?d past him on the
gallery, screaming for h?lp and in
tending to seek refuge behind the
barred door of her room, but Miguel
was swifter than she, and, overtaking
her, seized her by the arm and drew j
her toward him.
"The Mexican, bragging the
screaming woman to the door of the
unused room, suddenly threw- her
with great violence to the floor, and
then, reaching behind him, picked up
a sack, beneath the rough folds cf
which some object was moving, and,
swinging the sack from side to side,
shcok out a" three-fojt rattlesnake.
Miguel was quick to bound from the!
gallery to the yard, and the snake,
wriggling two inches frcm Mrs. An
drews' feet, in a wild rage threw it
self into a coil and thrust forward a
flat, ugly head, from the scaly jaws
cf which protruded a quivering, split
tongue. And while the head de
scribed short half-circles, which al
ways come before the fatal cast, the
pointed tail of the reptile showed
from the rear Of the fjlds, an!, vio
lently agitated, gave off a peculiar
burring nois9 from the rattles.
"Mrs. Andrews lost "one of her slip
pers in the struggle, and the sole of
her foot, covered only by a thin
stocking, offered an easy target for
those venomous fangs. The lady sat
up and gazed at the snake, and, held
powerless in the chains of a benumb
ing terror, was unable to move. The
snake darted its head back and forth,
and gradually Its scaly head on an
ever-lengthening neck came.closer tJ
the foot, until finally lt was only a
few inches from it. . The rattler drew
back its head, arched its neck to one
side, and opening wjd? its jaws, was
just in the act of making its terrible
casi,' when the unforeseen happened.
"Pedro, who had been swaying
wildly on his perch,! with 'ruffled
leathers ard open beak"' and screech
ing the while, flapped his wings, de
pressed' his head and. flew lik4 a
streak of lightning toward the snake.
The parrot landed .cn top of the scaly
folds, and instinctively' sought to
grab the reptile's neck in his strong
bill. The point of the beak instead
caught the snake on the head and
the lower structure of the mouth
sunk with crushing force inti the
Side of the rattler's neck. The snake,
in a paroxysm of pain, wriggled and
twisted, and Pedro was thrown some
feet away, but the, bird, with a
squawk of anger, quickly recovered
himself, and, with wings extended
ant} beak jpen, he hcbbled on -his
uncertain legs toward the writhing
"The-diversion created by the par
rot's attack had given Mrs. Andrews
opportunity to regain her presence
of mind, and the lady, springing to
her feet, seized a handy broom and
smashed and battered the snake with
lt and brushed the belligerent Pedro
back, to keep the parrot from coming
into proximity of the deadly fangs.
The snake was soon out of the fight
ing, the broom having broken his
back in several places, and Mrs. An
drews swept the still wriggling form
from the gallery to the yard. Pedro
showed an inclination to follow the
snake, but Mrs. Andrews stooped,
and, gathering her brave champion
into the folds of her apron, fled with
him into the he use.
"Miguel, during the strange and
thrilling scene, had stood in the yard
close to where the box in which he
brought the snake lay, contemplat
ing, with devilish satisfaction, the
peril of his enemy's wife, but when
his vengeance was balked by the par
rot and the rattler was subsequently
routed, with an oath he fled, and,
leaping onto the back of his mule,
which was hidden in a copse of trees
a short distance from the house, gal
"Th? terror of these awful mo
ments had so unnerved Mrs. An
drews that she went into hysterics,
?HpTTHE MAN V
BfyL of being a
? never com]
ity of his I
the ?nappreciation o
These things ar
great game of life,
and not go down b
couragement and <
proof of power.?EL
and later fell into a dead faint. Whsn
Andrews came in ?an hour or so later
he'found his wife lying senseless on
the floor near the bed, with the par
rot, still showing excitement, perched
on a stool at her side. Andrews,
thoroughly alarmed, knelt by his
wife, raised her In his arms and
called to her, but, although she an
swered not, Pedro screeched and
squawked, cursed, flapped his wings
and cried, 'Mamma! Mamma! Mam
ma!' several times. Mr. Andrews,
laying his wife on tho bed, ran to the
yard to get some water from the well,
and at the foot of the gallery steps
he saw the dead' rattlesnake. He at
once came to the conclusion that the
reptile had bitten his wiie and that
she was dying from the effects of the
poison. Returning to the house, be
secured a big bottle of whisky, and,
going to the bed, tried tb" force some
of the liquor down his wife's throat.
The smell of tho whisky and the tire
in the few drops that had passed her
lips revived Mrs. Andrews, and, chok
ing and spluttering, she sat up on the
bed and vented a scream of fear, her
disturbed mind still the prey of
phantoms. Andrews quieted her as
best he could, and a few . minutes
later, the wife becoming calm, told
"In a few hours the whole country
side was mounted and on a mad
chase after the Mexican. They over
took the greaser, who was riding a
very slow mule, and bang! bang!
bang!."there was one sctundrel less
in the world.
"This is a strange story, but- it Is
true; nevertheless, and those of you
gentlemen who are acquainted with
parrots and appreciate their natural
pugnacity, will not be surprised that
Pedro, divining that his mistress was
in danger, flew to her assistance."
New Orleans Picayunes
A German statistician has calcu
lated that the steam power in present
use on this globe is equal to 120,
000,000 horse power. The coal need
ed to supply this steam fer a year
would make a freight train exceeding
ten times around the earth.
According to a German scientist,
the centre of the earth is a core, of
ircn or similar material, nearly G?00
miles in diameter, separated from the
outer^stony crust, 1000 miles thick,
by a layer of some plastic material.
That rainy winds have a marked
effect in consumption has been proved
by twenty years of observation in
Dartmoor and North Devon, England.
The death rate from ,this disease is
much less in"the sheltered places than
in exposed localities.
Recent balloon observations have,
says the University Correspondent,
?hown that bacteria are not absent
[rom the upper air, as has often been
supposed. At three miles exposed
gelatine plates caught abundant
germs, mostly pigmented, the pig
ment probably forming a protection
against ultra-vi<-.let rays and cold.
Up to about lfjOO'ieskthere was; little
Talling off in the humber of bacteria
-about 400 per cubic foot of air.
, An English inventor has devised
i process by which it is. possible to
purify rock salt direct, and on a basis
which is not commercially prohibit
ive, declares Popular Mechanics.
Hitherto, ia preparing white table
salt from reek it has been necesssary
to d&pend upon the evaporation of
brine. The new process consists ot
melting the rock salt through the
molten. mass. Impurities are separ
ited and deposited, and the salt is
left white and pure. The purified
?alt is found to be exceptionally fine,
ind, being anhydrous, does not cake
lfter the fashion of brine salt.
The value of electricity for heating
purposes, says the Scientific Ameri
:an, is illustrated in a new electric
Slue pot, which has recently been
placed on the market. The economy
of the device lies in the fact that the
maximum amount of heat may be sp
oiled instantly when needed, while
:he glue may be kept warm at all
:imes by a reduced fiow of current
:hrough the heating cells. The glue
pot consists of a cup in which the
;lue is placed, and which is set in a
:asing filled with water. The electric
neater is attacned to the pot immedi
itely below the water. A hot water
receptacle is provided in which the
brushes may be kept.
Some Business With Japan.
The Japanese ministry of finance
publishes in English and French an
edition of its annual financial report
tor 1907, indicating which countries
ire the best clients of the empire.
First comes the United States, with
131,101,015 yen; then China, with
35,619,233 yen. These two countries
ilone represent almost one-half of
:he total exports of Japan in a year
generally unfavorable, since the de
preciation of silver and the monetary
;risis have sensibly affected the com
mercial and industrial circles. The
:otal imports were nearly 500,000,
300 and exports a little more than
132,000,000.-New York Tribune.
VHO IS WORTHY
leader of men will
alain of the stupid
helpers, of the in
>f mankind, nor of
f the public,
e all a part of the
and to meet them
efore them in dis
iefeat is the final
THE PASSING OP
-Cartoon by Ti
j "Billy Possum" to
SGeorgians Preparing: to
(Special Dispatch to the
Atlanta, Ga.-All doubt has I
1 has permanently dethroned "Tedd
* gia and adjacent commonwealths a
* visit of President-elect William H.
I dus try, and; to-day a factory iii tha
I opossums of the sizes and variety <
I extended period have held infantile
.J "opossum gin" is now-a term as wi
I smile." j
SECRET J?ST OUT ABOIH
Organization Never Before
Many? Cities and Origin;
bers Give Bodies to Sci
* Chicago.^ - A strange secret of
thirty-one /years' standing was re-,
vealed when more than a score of
prominent' Chicago physicians and
Burgeons adrditted that they were
members of the Usti?n Fraternity, a
society, having for its object the dis
section of die bodies of its members
after death and cremation of the re
This weird fraternity, to which
only members of the .medical profes
sion are admitted, is of national
scope. Its headquarters are in a
well furnisied clubhouse .at 3232
Lake Park avenue.
Chapters ?xist in New York, Phila
delphia, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit
and other cties. Its membership is ?
taken from the ranks of the most '
prominent jractitioners in different
parts of the United States.
Each charter Is known as a verte- j
bra. The Cllcago chapter, being the
first organized, is called the "Prime
Vertebra." [ts high officer is known i
as the "enephalon," and its next ]
highest offic?r is the "medulla." Its '
'other off!cen are named for other '
parts of the. turnan, body.
The mem?ers of ti-.e fraternity .
.must underra a preparation or. ap- '
prenticeshipjjj??our. years before they .
ere admitteu^rTuTI knowledge or .tir 3
weird rituals. . During this period 1
e?ch must stuiy some physiological
or medical prb'H?m entirely original ;
in hrs - own mild. If his faith and
persevernace'inthe ironclad rules of '
the society are deemed doubtful he 1
does not becomea partof the "body." ?
If the showing fe complimentary the 1
fantastic ceremmlals are adminis
tered. The sodety is divided into ]
three "degrees,' through which Its
members must sass. They are fra- ]
ternity. autopsy and cremation. ?
Dr. P. M. Cl?rer, who lives in this <
city, is the supreme encenhalon or J
national head of the Ustionians.
WHERE TIE BIG BASEBALL TEA!
New York" Qty.-With the an
nouncement'by; Manager Billy Mur- i
ray, o' the Philadelphia Club, -hat !
the Phillies viii do their spring
?-aining at Southern Pines, N. C., it
has been definitely settled where all
Natioial Lea gae.
New York.Marlin. Tex.
Pittsburg.Hot Springs, Ark.
Rt. Louis.....'.-.....Little Rock. Ark.
Philadelphia.Southern Pines, N. C.
Facts About Suffi
Four States give equal suffrag
Utah and Idaho.
Rhode Iiland, by legislative v
have refusedjto adopt equal suffrag
In Kansas' women have educati
EIghtee?' States have school s.
Montana? and Iowa permit woi
Louisiank gives women tai pay
tiona submitted to the taxpayers.
New Yorjc allows women taxpa
In Great (Britain women who p
can vote for all officials except mei
Australia and New Zealand giv
Isle of Man, Iceland and Finland.
In Cape Colony, Canada and S
eh vote under, various conditions fe
Last year the English Pari lara
there was a riot in the House, woi
grille-work of; the gallery of the Ho
"Votes for women!" The grilles hi
There is a National American
headquarters at WarreD, .0. The
WHAT NEW YORK SPENDS At
FOR G ARI
Passengers annually carried on Ne\
Carried by steam railroads in Unit?
Money spent by New Yorkers for si
Population of New York City.
Outlay for car fare per capita.......
Number of rides per capita.
Amount of gas sold in cubic feet...
Cost at $1 per.1000 cubic feet.
Outlay for gas per capita.
Amount of electricity sold.
Outlay of electricity per capita
Halls of Congress.
Senators Elkins and Hepburn spoke i
against a change in the tariff sched
Services in memory of William
Pinkney Whyte, of Maryland, were
Mr. Foraker spoke on the use of
detectives in investigating the
Brownsville affair and Mr. Lodge re
In a special message to Congress
vetoing a bill to dam a river in Mis
souri President Roosevelt pointed out
the danger of a gigantic water power
rS-SE TEDDY BEAR
A. Rogers, in the New York Herald.
Oust "Teddy Bear."
Put Ont Little Animals. :
New York Herald.)
>een dispelled that "Billy 'Possum"
j Bear" so far as the State of Geor
re concerned. Already the Atlanta
Taft has stimulated Southern in
t city began the manufacture of toy
if the "Teddy Bears" that for an
affection and adult interest. The
Idely used In this State as thc "Tait
r A DOCTORS' WEIRD
'H A FANTASTIC RITUAL
Heard of Mas Chapters in
ated In Chicago-Merg
ence, Then to Flames.
This strange fraternity had its in
ception at Hahnemann College, in
this city, in 1878. During the thirty
one years of its existence its weird
teachings and practices have been a
profound secret. Its members at the
end of their probationary period take
an oath that silences their tongues
The life on this earth is enjoyed to
its utmost by them. At the end their
colleagues, attired in long white sur
gical gowns, gather aboutthe bier on
which lie the earthly remains of their
friend. The spirit they know has de
parted, and the clay that is left is
given over entirely to science. Their
theories are augmented by this grew
5ome gift. When they havo finished
the rites are said. At a crematory all
that remains is given over to the
flames, The doctor that was is re
?uced to a handful of dust.
Dr. Fred W. Wood, former su
preme encephalon, acknowledged
that the fraternity was for the pur
pose of autopsy and cremation. "We
believe in three degrees," said Dr.
Wood. "They are fraternity, which
means the real fellowship on this
earth; autopsy after death, which
helps all mankind, and cremation,
which puts an en:l to che earthly
snell' tnut remains after the spirit
"What is done at tho autopsy?"
"I cannot say," replied Dr. Wood.
'Our oathG are solemn. What we do
to the body is all in the interest of
science. It does no harm and it ad
vances our knowledge."
"What is the fraternity's belief In
regard to cr?mation?" was asked.
"We believe that cremation is pro
per. The body is but clay, and soon
?r or later becomes but a handful of
lust. When it Is given over to the
fire all is ended. The translation of
Usti?n' means fire."
IS WILL DO THEIR TRAINING.
the National and American Leagu?
teans will prepare for the champion
Following is a list of the training
camps of the big league baseball
team3 during the coming spring:
New 'fork.Macon, Ga.
Boston.....San Antonio, Tex.
Philadenhia.New OrleaDS, La.
St. Louis.._Houston, Tex.
Cleveland.Mobile and New Orleans
.age for Woman.
e to women-^Wyoming, .Colorado,
ote, and Oregon, by popular vote,
e for women.
onal and mudclpal suffrage.
[ffrage for woiien.
nen to vote ot municipal bond is
ers the right ti vote on all ques
yers to vote on Ullage taxation,
ossess the necessary qualifications
mbers of Parliament,
e women full sufrage, as do the
weden, as in parttfpf india, wom
ir-school and munlipal oClcorF
lent refused votes ^ women, and
nen chaining thenielves to the
use of Commons, wfye they cried
id to be removed to fet them out.
Woman Suffra^ ^pp^iation. with
Rev. Anna H. Shaw ispresident. .
FARE, GAS AND ELECTRICITY
v York railways.
:reet car fare. 9C?OO0.0OO
. \ .?25
Women In the Hay's N?B.
Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay rode her
debut as a speaker la an adttess in
favor of equal suffrage, in Ne>y0rk
Miss Ethel Dickens, a grandd>lgh- >
ter o? Charles Diekens, is the hed of
a large typewriting bureau in Loa,0n,
and is described as a keen busiSS8
In iour States of the Union, Wyen
ing, Colorado, Idaho and Utah, wo"
en possess the same political rlgh,
as men, voting at all elections o.
the same conditions. In Wyoming
the right has been exercised for forty
VETOES STATE WIDE BILL
Tennessee Senate Hears the Chief
Execeutive's Official Disapproval
of the State-Wide Prohibition Bill
-Opponents of the Bill See a Ray
of Hope-Governor Patterson
States His Reas jua.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-Gover
nor Patterson Tuesday afternoon
filed with the clerk of the Senate a
message vetoing thc State-wide pro
hibition bill which last week passed
by both houses of the Legislature.
The Governor's action followed ad
journment of the Senate, after it had
passed, on third reading by a vote of
20 to 13, the bill prohibiting the
manufacture in Tennessee of intoxi
cating liquors. On original passage
the vote was 20 to 13.
In his veto message Governor Pat
terson charges that such legislation
is against the Democratic platform
and the doctrine of self-government;
t?at it sets aside the recorded will
of the people ; that experience ? has
taught that no arbitrary prohibition
law was ever obeyed and its enact
ment brings no settlement of the
question; that it destroys property,
reduces State revenues, increases
taxation, takes money from the peo
ple to send it elsewhere, forment?
discord, impairs the dignity of the
Commonwealth, forsters hypocrisy
and invites evasion and deceit in the
Dr. Woodrow Wilson's Address at
Chapel Hill, N, C., Special.-Laud
ing Robert E. Lee as the imperson
ation of power, puissant but ut?per
verted to a selfish end, held under
absolute control by the genius in
whom it slumbered, loosed only at
the call of exigency and then but for
the service of the whole of society,
Dr. Woodrow Wilson Tuesday night
defined the crucial need of the twen*
tieth century in America as a general
living forth of sound principles of
sociology and governmental science
interpreted according to the lights
and the life of to-day.
"The whole face of our national
life has changed,' ' declared the
speaker. In the economic field the
old order of work ?and enterprise has
passed utterly away- . We must make
use of combinations and of organiza
tion upon a great scale such as a past
generation had not dreamed of, and
because new organization is vast and
complicated we can neither express it
nor control it by means of the
isolated individual endeavor which
used to be sufficient for carrying our
material enterprises forward. In a
return to the principle of individual
responsibility in person and fortune
for acts of violence to the rights of
the people, in the enactment and en
forcement of laws regulating giant;
combinations of capital whose penal
ties shall be visited on the indivi
duals who are responsible for the
acts, Dr. Wilson found what he con
sidered the keynote to remedial meas
Centennial of Poe's Birth Celebrated
at Home and Elsewhere.
Charlottesville, Va., Special.-The
Edgar Allan Poe centenary celebra
tion reached its climax Tuesday night
when able addresses were delivered
by Prof. Bartlett Wendell, of Har
vard, on "The Nationalism of Poe,"
and by Charles Alphonse Smith, of
the University of North Carolina, or
"Poe's Influence on Soutl ?rn Lit
A cablegram was read from tho v
author's Club of London, and poems j
by Arthur Christopher Benson, of I
England, Prof. Edward Dowden, of '
Ireland, and John Boyd, of Canada, j
(vere read. There wa6 also many
tributes from distinguished foreign
ers. Dr. Charles W. Kent presided
it the exercises.
The 19th being the centennial an
aiversay of Poe's birth New York
ind many other places celebated the
Governor Chamberlain Elected Sen
ator in Oregon.
Salem, Ore., Special.-Gov. George
3. Chamberlain, a Democrat, was o/i
ruesday elected United States Seua
or to succeed C. W. Fulton, receiving
i majority of each House of the Leg
Blature, which voted in separate ses
verman Succe-ds Himself as United
, Stetes Senator.
Raleigh. N. C., Special.-The elec
on of Senator Lee S. Overman to
iccecd himself for a second terra in
ie Senate cf the United States was
ie feature in both ??ranches of the
enerol Assembly. The vole in the
cnatc was 30 to fi and in thc House
) to 26. Juclgc Spencer B. Adams
;ing honored by the minority with
ie complimentary nomination. The
?eeches in nomination were made in
e Senate by Senator Klnttz and
enator Britt, respectively, and in
e Ilouse by Representatives Julian
id Grant. . f
sorfM Lumber Con-pr-vy Gets Big
Veridict Against Sci:'hern.
Macon, Ga., Special.-The Srvtkri
umber Company ?as Tuesday
carded a yerdiot of $9.444.43
rainst the Southern Railway et al.
bis suit was instituted in ronnoc
m with tho famous Tift Lubber
)mparty suit versus the Southern
lilw.ty et al., allceinir. overttj?? rires
?ocisl Master in Chancery Tali ry
bwitted thc report
Opposes Increase in Navy.
Boston, Special.-A remonstrance
;ainst a further increase of thc
nitcd States navy, signed by 224
;rgyracn of various denominations
Boston and vicinity was sent to
mgress Monday. It is the belief ot
e ministers that naval preparation?
ve grown so enormously as to be
rne a di-trcssing burden on thc
ihest nations and an actual menaco
tho peace o? thc world.
I ELIHU ROOTJESTIFiES
Tells the Grand Jury What He Knows
About the Purchase of the Canal,
But Refuses to Give Out Anything.
Washington, Special.-"I simply
brought my subpoena and conscience
wies me," jocularly remarked Secre-.
tary of State Elihu Boot, who Fri
day was one of the chief witnesses
before the United States grand jury
in its investigation of the alleged
libel in connection with the purchase
of the Panama canal. The Secretary
made the remark to newspaper men
who sought to interview lum a few
minutes before he went into the
grand jury room. Senator Knox, of
Pennsylvania, and Assistant Attor
ney General Charles W. Russell, also
gave testimony. All declined to
throw any light upon the nature of
William Nelson Cromwell may be
one of the witnesses Saturday.
"Well," said Secretary Root as he
emerged from the grand jury room,
"I cannot tell you boys, of course,
how I testified. But I will say this-,
it is the first time I have ever been
in this building since the trial of
Charles J. Guitteau for the assassina
tion of President Garfield, in 1882. I
was then here as a spectator onlyr"
COOPiai-SHAPE TRIAL DRAGS.
Third Bay's Session of the Cooper
Sharps Trial Closes Without the
Addition of . a Single Juror and the
List Remains at Six.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-The
third day of the Copper-Sharpe mur
der trial passed not only without se
curing another juror, but if the mo
tion of the State is sustained, one of
the six already chosen will be eli
minated because he was intoxicated
when he reported for service and was
ehosea. The State claims it secured
knowledge of Juror Leigh's condition
after it had accepted him.
The summoning of 500 additional
talesmen began Into Thursday after
aoon to appear" Monday to complete
toe jury to try the alleged slayers of
3x-Senator Edgard W. Carmack.
When the six selected jurors were
brought into court Friday morning,
me of them, J. Whiteworth, called
Judge Hart and said?
"Judge, I've been used to my
norning toddy for a good many years
Hid I missed it powerfully this mora
ng. Can't I get one-just one, every
"The constitution prohibits unusu
al or rruel punishments," remarked
the court judicially. "Mr. Officer,
see that those gentlemen who are
[vont to have a toddy get their toddy
FLOODS SWEEP TRANSVAAL.
Snrsting Dam Floods Gold Mine,
Drowning 160 Laborers.
Johannesburg, By able.-One hun
Ired and seventy-three persons aro
mown to have lost their lives Friday
is a result of the floods which are
general throughout the Transvaal
;olony and northern. Natal. ? Great
lamage also bas been done to
)roperty. By the bursting of __*_ight'3
lam, the Witwatersrand ,ex)ld mine in
he southwestern part :of the Trans
raal"was flooded and ten white men
ind 150 natives were drowned. The
rater from this dam also flooded the
ower section of the Town of Elsburg
rh ere a number of houses were swept
iway and 13 persons perished. A
;old dredger valued at $60,000 broke
drift on the Kaap river and was
Saves Woman But Loses His Life. .
Scranton, Pa., Special:-M. J. Duf
y, station master of the Delaware,
lackawanna & Western Railroad! at
lallstead, wns run down and killed
y the New York flyer just in front
f the station Sunday afternoon.
>uffy ran out on the tracks to rescue
woman who was in danger of being
an down by another train going in
n opposite direction.
Three Killed in Explosion.
Johnstown, Pa., Special. - Three
hildren between three and four years
Id were killed, another, aged five,
'as severely burned, and two women,
?others of the little ones, were pain
ully injured at Stoughton, Somer
?t county, when the children touched
match to a keg of powder to see it
laze. All the dead and injured are
oreigners. Their home was almost
emolished by the explosion.
Jones Elected Chief Justice.
Columbia, Special.-Associate Jus
:ce Ira B. Jones, of Lancaster, was
lect'ed Chief Justice of the Supreme,
ourt of South Carolina for the un
fired term of Chief Justice Pope,
hose resignation has been .accepted,
ir. Jone6 has served on the Supreme
ourt Bench since January, 1896,
ith conspicuous ability. He is rec
jnized as a man of unusual ability,
id his written opinions as a mem
?r of the Supreme Court have been
liversally commended and favor
fly received. Mr. Jones has been in
ctive public life for many years.
Boy Shoots Bis Father.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special.-Wil
am O. Bethea, a young white man,
lot and instantly killed his father,
eorge Bethea, late Friday afternoon
i the old man was entering the home
! his daughter in the western see
on of the city. There had been
td blood between father and son for
me time, which terminated in a
larrel, which caused the old man's
;ath. Bethea is under ay__st.
Charleston Dispensary Profits.
The total net profits of the county
.pensary for Charleston county
iring the months of October, No
mber and December were $30,
1.07, the amount in legal dispute
t being included. The division of
e prc fits, under the law, is as
ty of Charleston.$14,492.35
aunt Pleasant. 593.18
nitary and drainage com
ty Schools. 6.034.21
neral county fund.3,017.12