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His Entry Into Nev
New Orleans, Special.-President- 1
elect William H. Taft landed- here '
shortly before 3 o'clock Thursday 1
Afternoon from Panama and was (
most enthusiastically received by the
entire city, whose guest he is to .be '
Until. Saturday morning. i
Mr. Taft made a brief speech in i
"which he heartily approved the pres
ent lock type of canal across the i
isthmus pf Panama. He reviewed a '
p?rade of enthusiastic citizens miles 1
in length and attended one of the '
carnival season balls, that of the j
ISlyes of Oberon. i
On the trip from Panama Mr. 1
Taft made the first draft of his in
Augural address. This he intends to '
submit to certain friends in Washing- ]
ton on his forthcoming visit there
Report of Engineers.
It may be stated that the engi- ?
neers' report will be a complete ap-j."
proval of present plans and methods I
on the isthmus. They will not only i <
recommend the construction of the : i
Gatun dam, but give it as their judgA j 1
ment that the dam wiii be perfectly h
safe if built to a height of 115 feet 1
instead of 135 feet, thus saving ex- 1
pense in construction. They will also i
approve of the '$10,000,000 break- '
waters at Colon, the ' construction of 1
"which will create a harbor out of the <
present open roadstead. i
In his speech on the steps of thc i
city, hall here, Hr. Taft made what 1
lie said was hi's summing ' up of hu. ?
recent trip. <
Sums Up His Trip.
"I am here on my way from a great (
constructive .work," he said, after i
paying his compliments to his audi
ence. "The greatest entered upon by .
Any nation during the present two i
centuries and I am glad to say to 3rou, 1
who, perhaps, are more. interested in i
that work than any other part of tho 1
people of the United States, that the :
work is going on as you would have
it go on. That on the 1st of January,
1915, at least if not before-and I am ' :
Hpdgenville, . Ky., Special.-The
centenary of Abraham Lincoln's 1
l)irth was observed generally through- .
out the United States but nowhere
was the commemoration exercises
more interesting than those held In
this little town on February 12th.
Two miles from here on the Lincoln '?
farm, which has been purchased by.
m-, ?ntinnM. association, formed fori
General' Grant Wilson rep tesen icu
the veterans of the Union army and
Lincoln's native State was represent
ed by Governor Augustus E. Wilson,
? Secorfd Mt. Vernon.
Hodgenville, which is near the geo- <
graphical centre of the* State of
Kentucky, and not far from the cen
tre of population of the United
States, promises to become a new i
Mecca in America and the Lincoln
Farm a second Mount Vernon. He ,
lived here for eight years and before
he left, knew very much of what j
Mark Twain calls "the model little'
YOUNG MAN MEETS DE
Statesville,N.C, Special.-News of
tragic death of Mr. Fred Perry, a
young man of Mooresville, reached!
. Statesville Friday. According to the j
information received young Perry, j
who was employed by Mr. J. W. !
Brown in his cotton seed oil mill, was
caught by a belt in the-mill Friday
afternoon at 2:45 o'clock, and he was :
carried to the top selling of the mill
LONG DELAYED COOPER JUF
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-Hardly '
bad the jury been completed Friday
in the case against Colonel Duncan
B. Cooper, Robin J. Cooper and John
D. Sharpe, than, the State served no
tice that it might seek to again de
plete the box/ Nearly 200 talesmen
had been called without securing the
twelfth juror, when suddenly and un
expectedly both sides accepted Wil
liam Howe, a German farmer, 55
FLEET NOW IN GO M (VI
Washington, Special.-The battle
ship fleet is in touch with-home. The
Navy Department no longer, .depends
J on tr^--cable? io convey messages to.
Admiral Sperry. Wireless dispatches
were received by the bureau of navi-.
gation Saturday from the fleet, the
j?ankton; several hundred miles in
advance and from Admiral Arnold,
who with three battleships, of the At
HEAVY VERDICT AGAINST
Greensboro, N. C., Special-One of
largest verdicts in a civil suit record
ed in '".lilford county in a long while
was returned Friday when a jiiry in
the Superior Court awarded W. L.
Harre Ison $9,000 in an action against
the Southern Railway. Mr. Harrel
son sued for $25,000 for injuries re
ceived while in the employ of thc
railroad two years ago, when he had
an ann broken and received other iu
y Or?eaos ls Quite
pery much interested in riaving it
within the nest four years-that
canal xviii be completed. And when
thrkt time comes you will see loading
down this river your great commerce
bound through those straits to the
west coast of America, to the west
coast of South America, to the Orient
"The board of engineers that ac
companied me have examined the
whole work and they say it is good;,
that it shall go on as it has gone on;
that the organization on the isthmus,
the American push, and the good feel
ing that is there commends itself to
Lhem as men who understand great
works of that class and convinces
chem that the canal is now an im
His Entry Picturesque,
Mr. Taft's entry into New Orleans
was picturesque and thrilling. He
came up the hundred miles of the
Mississippi from its- mouth on the
*cout cruiser Birmingham at the rate
>f nearly thirty miles an hour, break
ing all records. All the shipping in
the river had on gala dress and as
far as a dozen miles below the city
:he big, muddy stream was alive with
tugs and stern wheelers having
iboard crowds of shouting citizens.
The concert of steam whistles, brass
3ands and banks lined with saluting
mthusiasts added to tho scene. A
jig stern wheeler carried the local
reception committee eight miles be
low the city, which, with a dozen tugs
ind other passenger steamers, hover
?d around the sleek cruiser with her
ivar paint, as she slowed down and
struck a seven knot pace to keep in
From> the flying bridge Mr. Taft
was kept busy waving his cap and
answering salutations, while Mrs.
Taft, on the quarterdeck, had her
share of the ovation. A big red
barge. No. 23, was brought alonfrside
in mid-steam ai the foot of Canal
.treet, over which the parry bearded,
the reception committee's steamer,
from which a landing was made.
EMT LINCOLN'S BIRTH
farm that raised a man." -He went
swimming in the nearby creek and by
the light from the huge fireplace in
the little one-room cabin he learned
bis first lessons.
Moved to Indiana.
At this time' Kentucky offered few
allurements to a poor man and in
1814 the Lincolns sold the little farm
and moved to Indiana. Subsequently
Abraham Lincoln moved into Illinois
? ii.. -J. t;"fftW Tt"t through
a Rev. J. W. Bingham, who removed
the log cabin .to the exhibition at
Nashville, and later sold it to some
exhibitors who took it about tho
country as a traveling show. But
a year or two ago the logs were found
in a cellar at College Point, Long
Island, where it was stored and with
ceremony was restored to its original
Thc farm itself has been the sub
ject of litigation for several years
and efforts have been made by va
rious interests to use it for one pur
pose or another.
:ATH IN COTTON MILL
by the bell; and became entangled In
the shafting.. Before the machinery
could be stopped his body had been
hurled round and round, many times,
his brains being dashed out against
the ceiling and his body terribly man
gled. Death was insant. Young
Perry was about 19 years old and is
survived by his mother and a num
ber of brothers and sisters.
!Y NOW NUMBERS TWELVE
years of age. Judge Hart ordered
the sheriff to bring the complote jury
into-court to be sworn. Attorney
General McCarn interposed. He said
he had information tending to show
that two of the men now in the box
were incompetent. This information,
he explained, came too late for use De
fore. He asked until Saturday morn
ing to produce the proof, if such
UN IC ATI NC DISTANCE
lantic third squadron is on his way
to meet the ?e?C"
Admiral Sperry reports good
weather, and a speed of ten and
half knots an hour.
The bureau of navigation has ask
ed Admiral Sperry to make arrange
ments and send a detachment of each
ship to Washington to attend the in
THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY
juries of an alleged permanent na
ture. The suit was brought by Hon.
W. W. Kitchin before he became a
candidate for Governor, and in the
trial the plaintiff was represented by
Governor Kitchin's former law prat
ner, Mr. P. S. Carlton, of Roxboro.
and Stedman & Cooke, of this, city.
The Southern was represented by
Wilson & Ferguson, assistant division
Proceedings of. the State Legislature
. Told iii Brief. : j ' :
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The following; .m?asures passed
third reading in thc Senate Tuesday
and were (ordered sent to the House:
Mr. .Sullivan-To amend an act to
require railroad companies to put
cinder reflectors on passenger coaches.
Mr. Appelt-A bill to impose a
license tax upon all liquor drummers
and persons who solicit orders for
salo of liquors dr beverages contain
ing alcohol. Title thereof amended.
Mr. Weston-To establish a State
board of embalming, fix its duties,
and provide for licensing embalmers.
Mr. Carpenter-To further protect
the public health and the health of
domestic animals, by providing ic?
the inspection of live stock imported
into the Slate of South Carolina for
breeding, dairy work or feeding pur
poses, and to provide for the eradi
cation and exclusion of contagious
and infectious diseases of live stock
from the State.
Mr. Sullivan-To fix the salary of
the mayor or intendenl of any city or
town heretofore or hereafter incor
porated under the general laws of the
Mr. Sinkler-A joint resolution
"Whereas, the battleship South Car
olina, one of the largest battleships
built by the United States govern
ment of the Dreadnaught type will
be placed in commission on or before
the 1st day of December, 1909,* and
whereas, it has always been custom
ary for eaclr State to present a silver
service to the battleship named in her
honor." The bill provides a silver
service. j ?>
Mr. Lide-To repeal kection 1295,
volume 1, code of laws, 1902, relat
ing -to the Colored Normal and In
dustrial, Agricultural and Mechanical.
College of South Carolina, and to en
large the powers of the board ol'
trustees of said college.
Mr. McKeithan-A joint resolu
tion proposing to amend section 7,
article 8, of the constitution relating
to municipal bonded indebtedness.
Mr. A. Johnstone-rrA bill to pro
vide for the dmission of institutions
supported by the State of South
Carolina to the benefits offered by the
Carnegie Foundation for the Ad
vancement of Teaching.
Mr. Maulding-To amend chapter
6, article 1, of the code of laws of
South Carolina, 1902, in relation to
the State insurance of public proper
ty, by inserting therein, imediately
after section 128, section to be desig
nated as section 128a, and by insert
ing immediately after 129a a section
to be'designated as section 129b, by
providing for oart insurance in old
lihe companies and regulating settle
ment of losses.
Mr. Weston-To amend an act en
titled. "An act to amend section 19S9
of volume 1, code, relating to borrow
ing money by municipalities."
Wr I J -Tr. nyr>r?nr1 Section
ficers to the purpose for which levied
There was a scramble to have 15 to
20 bills placed to special order, but
The House on Tuesdav passed
amendment to hieh school bill.
Took up prohibtion bill.
Decided not to allow any new bills
to be introduced after Februaiy 10.
Balloted for associate justice.
Among various new bills introduc
Mr. Nicholson-To provide for in
vestigation of the several county dis
pensaries and the business of all
persons.. firms - i and corporations
licensed to bottle or manufacture,
beverages containing alcuhol.
Mr. W. B. Wilson-To Authorize
the county commissioners of York
county and C'rorokee county lo con
struct a steel or iron bridge across
the Broad river; authorize the county
commissioners of said counties to
raise funds to defray the expenses of
same, and provide for the mainten
Mr. Richards-To require railroads
and other common carriers operating
in this State to provide cuspidors in
all passenger coaches.
Mr. Horger-To fix the compensa
tion of the county, dispensary board
of Orangeburg county.
Mr. Riohards-Authorizing the
comptroller general to draw a war
rant for the sum of $1,000 to be paid
to the widow of Albert Capers Guerry
for portraits now in the possession of
Mr. Leland-To establish a free
ferry across Wambaw creek at Elm
Three more ballots were taken
Wednesday for associate Justice of
vyuprenie .?Qurt with no apparent re
sults. The third ballot stood, Cot'h
,ran 45; Hydrick 59; Sheppard 47;
McDonald 10. .
Among bills of general interest
that passed their third reading were:
Mr. Carlisle-To exempt certain
property belonging to Young Men's
Christian Associations in this State
from taxation. )
Mr. Christensen-To protect shade
trees along highways.
Mr. Croft-To make article 7, of
chapter 14, of volume 1, of code ap
plcable to banks. .
J Mr. Carlisle-To amend section 8
of an act entitled "An act to provide
for the appointment of a bank ex
aminer and to define the duties ot'
his office," approved February 23,
The following wero among the new
Mr. Hardin-A joint resolution
proposing an amendment to section
26, article 4, of the constitution re
lating to the charge by judges to
h 'Mr. Christenscn-7-To. amend an .act
[ entit(ed w'An act Ho Establish ??:iu
dustnal school for boys and provide
.for its government and.maintenance,"
approved 24?h;da^ bf Febrnar3% 190G.
The House'took up the appropria
tion bill. , . ? ? : . ' -
The following new bills are among
Mr. Rucker-To provide for pat
rolling the Savannah river for the
protection of fish.
Mr. Wells-To prevent any deduc
tion from weights of cotton for hag
ging and ties.
Mr. M. L. Smith-To repeal an act
entitled "An act to establish an in
firmary for Confederate veterans"
and dispose of the property belong
ing to the same.
Mr. McMaban-To amend an act
entitled "An act to authorize the
sheriff of any county of this State
to appoint a deputy sheriff or deputy
sheriffs for a fair association.
Committee on Privileges and Elec
tions-To amend the law in relation
to Vue names and locations of the
voting precincts in this State.
Mr. Harris-To provide for the re
lief of sureties upon the bonds of
persons acting in. a fiduciary capacity.
Mr. Wells-proposing to amend
section 7, article 8, of the constitu
tion, relating to the municipal bond
Mr. Daniels-To amend an act en
titled "An act to amend section 533
of the criminal code of South Caro-,
lina, confining the hunting of certain
birds and deer to the period begin
ning November 15 and ending March
1, following, so as to strike out Lex
ington," approved the 20th day of
February A. D. 1908, so as to strike
On Thursday Hon. D. E. Hydrick
was elected on the fifth ballot for
Associate Justice of Supreme Court.
After the fourth ballot Mr. John C.
Sheppard had his name withdrawn
and the dead-lock was broken.
Among the new bills presented in
the Senate Thursday was that of
Mr. Harvey-To prohibit persons
owning or keeping sheep killing dogs.
. Many bills passed their third read
ing. Among them are the following:
Mr. Lide-To incorporate the Ed
isto Power Company, with certain
rights, privileges, immunities and
Mr. Bass-To ' regulate the statis
tics of leaf tobacco sold upon the
floors of leaf tobacco warehouses of
Mr. Earle-Relating to actions for
the recovery of personal property.
Mr. Christensen-To further pro
vide for winding up the affairs of the
State dispensary and for the sale of
real estate heretofore used in con
ducting the ;dispensary .
Mr. Waller-To amend sections
23S3 and 2384, code of laws of South
Carolina, 1902,. volume 1, with refer
ence to renunciation of dower.
Mr. Weston-To amend section
948, code of laws of South Carolina,
volume 1, relating to the probate of
v. i T-J *W nf fKic ctflfP.
Mr. Kelley-To provide for relief
of sureties upon thc bonds of per
sons acting in fiduciary capacity.
Mr. Mauldinr-To make it unlaw
ful to pay dividends on stock in any
corporations unless the samo arc
Mr. Cosgrove-To declare the wil
ful or Wanton burning of any build
ing which is insured a felony and to
provide punishment therefor. This
bill was amended so as to make the
provisions touch only one who shall
afterwards apply for insurance upon
the building humed, also that the bil!
shall notvaffect the present law on
Mr. Lane.y-To regulate the sale,
manufacture and delivery of commer
cial fertilizers. With committee
amendments as published.
Mr. Mars-To authorize masters lo
administer oaths, etc.
The House passed the appropria
tion bill and consumed, some time on
the prohibition bill.
The committee on enrolled acts
made its report to the senate Friday
and in joint session the acts were rat
Mr. Johnson: An act to release
beneficiary students attending State
colleges from the obligation to teach
school if appointed to naval or mili
tory of the United States or to posi
tion in the army of the government
service f the United States was the
only one of general interest.
The following passed their third
reading in the Senate:
Senator Weston's police regulation
bill which has passed both houses and
is ready for ratification.
Senator Mauldin's bill to make it
unlawful to pay dividends on stock
in any corporation unless the same
are actually earned on the capital
.stock, .passed third reading with,
The annaul appropriation hill
passed to third reading in the senate.
Senator Weston's bill providing
that the insurance commissioner be
allowed a certain sum for stationery
and that his salary be provided for by
the State was sent to the house.
Senator Clifton's bill to provide for
the appointment of referees in coun
ties in which the officer of master
does not exist passed third reading.
Mr. Waller-To amend sections
28S3 and 2384. code of laws of South
Carolina, 1902, volume 1, with ref
erence to renunciation of dower.
Mr. Earle-To amend section 1710
of the code. 1902, v'olume 1, relating
to the liability of common carriers.
Mr. Wharton-To amend nn act re
lating to the use, etc., of alcoholic
drinks, relating to county dispansary
Mr. Browning-To prohibit the
fraudulent use of credit of corpora
Mr. McKeithan-To amend seetion
3S0; volume 2, relating to officers to
. keep an . if emized statement of fees
and costs received bj excepting' Dar
lington county from tho provisions
Mr. Clifton-To provide for the ap
pointment of referees in counties in
which the office of master does not
exist and to prescribe their duties and
provide for their compensation.
Mr. McMahan-To amend sections
1, 3 and 6 of an act entitled "An act
to provide for the manner in which
owners or projectors of railroad com
panies incorporated under the laws of
other States or counties may become
incorporated in this State.
Mr. Griffin offered a new bill to
amend oction 9 of an act entitled,
"An act to declare the law in refer
ence to and to regulate the manufac
ture, sale, use, consumption, posses
sion and transportation and disposi
tion of alcoholic liquors. It provides
that the articles bought by dispensary
sary boards shall be "minutely ite
The House on Friday became en
tangled with a filibuster on the prohi
bition bill which consumed most of
The house Saturday accomplished
much work, it being agreed that coun
ty matters be taken up and passed.
While there was some debate on some
of the bills, the majority of them were
passed without discussion.
Among the bills were the following
of more than local or personal inter
Mr. Way-To amend an act enti
tled "An act to declare the law iu
reference to. and to regulate" the
manufacture, sale, use, consumption,
possession, transportation and dispo
sition of, alcoholic liquors and bever
1 ages within the State, and to police
Mr. Cosgrove-To authorize cities
having a population of 50,000 or more
and located upon navigable streams,
to condemn private property for thc
purpose of extending, improving or
protecting their water fronts.
Mr. Bates-To amend the law relat
ing to magistrates and their consta
Mr. Foster-To require the South
ern Railway company, lessors or les
sees, to erect a depot.
Mr. Walker-To amend an act en
titled "An act to provide for the issu
nig of bonds in public school districts
in South Carolina."
Mr. McColl-To incorporate Marl-,
boro and Southern Railroad companv.
Mr. Lido-To repeal section 1295.
volume 1, code of laws, 1902. relating
to the Colored Normal and Industrial.
Agricultural and Mechanical College
of South Carolina and to enlarge the
powers of the board of trustees of
Mr. Daniel-To amend an act en
tilled "An act to amend section 553
of the criminal code of South Caro
line, confining the hunting of certain
birds and deer."
In the Senate on Saturday the bill
of Senator Christensen for inevesti
gnting the Insane Asylum affairs was
? . _*_?. . .
Archbishop Farley said the stn se
was worse than in the days of pagan
The French Riviera football toam
defeated a team from the American
The Viceroy of Manchuria, fore
warned that he was to be removed,
The Storthing, at Christiania, ap
propriated $1S.000 to finance the
Amundsen polar expedition.
Governor Hadley, of Missouri, rec
ommends State legislation regulating
tho prices to be charged by monop
Anarchists held a mass meeting In
East Broadway, New York City, to
protest against the suppression of
Commissioner Edwards, of New
York City, in a speech declared the
street cleaners would continuo to
English newspapers have cpened a
campaign of militarism whinh is
causing alarm to supporters of the
Plans were announced for the cel
ebration of the 100th birthday of
Charles Darwin at the New York Mu
seum of Natural History.
President Davila, of Honduras, has
sent an apology to Guatemala for a
reference to the latter country in his
annual message to Co?:.ross.
The feeling in Vienna is that Rus
sia's intervention in the Turco-Bul
garian difficulty has resulted in in
tensifying the war sentiment in Ser
Reports submitted to the State
Prison Commission following the in
spections severely criticise the condi
tion of several penal institutions in
New York State.
Patriotic Servia* Woman
Among the gifts received by the
Volunteer Corps of Servia a pair of '.
antique golden earrings, with the fol
lowing letter (rom. Tsveta ' Shilvitch.
a lady of Bogatltch. ls conspicuous: j
"As the widow of a Servian clergyman |
and a daughter of Servian Dalmatia.
I feel obliged to do something for
my dear fatherland; but'as I haye
no money I hope you will accept
my only ornament-a pair of golden
earrings. I bequeath them to you <
and to the Servian nation. 'Change -
them into money, the money into
dynamite and the dynamite into vic
tory over the enemies and oppress
ors of our race. To the forebrotheiis!
May God come to your aid! Long live
the glorious Servian nation! Long
live the free Servian, Bosnia, Herze
govina and Dalmatia! Long live all
Servian volunteers."-Belgrade cor.
respondence Pall Mall Gazette.
Press agent work dono in our in
terest by well meaning persons who
don't consult us beforehand, insists
the New York Telegram, is apt to
bring us face to face with embarrass
Ing situations later.
ENGLISH PORK PIE. ;
cy' - " ; ". I
Malte a pie crust,< not v?ry rich; and
put around the sides of 'baking dish.
Fill with layers of thinly sliced bacon,
potatoes, onions and lean fresh pork,
cut Into small pieces. . Season wita
pepper, salt and sage. Fill the dish
with any good gravy left from roasts
or with stock thickened with flour.
Cover with top crust and bake for
about an hour and a half. Serve hot
or cold.-iPhlladelphla Ledger.
DON'T BLAME DAIRYMAN.
"I wish to tell you that I-found a
minnow in tho milk yesterday morn
"I am sorry, .madam; but if the
cows will drink from the brook, in
Btead of from the trough, I cannot help
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUGUSTA,
L. C. KAYNE,-CHAS. R. CLARK,
Surplus & Profits $190,000.00.
The business of oar out-of-town friends
receives the same careful attention as that
of our tocal depositors. The accounts of
careful cunee* -rat!ve people solicited.
H"1"M"!"M"M' M fri I'I"M"H"1
I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I IMM
The Planter's Loan
and Savings Bank
Pays Interest on Deposits,
J* Accounts Solicited.
L?.JAYNE, CHAS. C. HOWARD,
PBE&?DEN f. CASHIKtt.
RESOURCES OVER $1,000,000. ,
r-I -I I J 1 ! 3 l -l I 1 I I I I I I I I I
1 nov/ represent a strong
line of Fire Insurance
Companies and can insure
Your patronage will be
H. A. SMITH.
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balks or sto^s end j on
have to fool awstf your
time to find oot thii cause,
you don't want that engins
because it means a waste of
time and energy, -r- -s- -:- -
E? J? Mi
Light Saw, Lathe and Shin
gie Mills, Engines, Boilers,
Supplies and repairs, Porta?
qle , Steam and Gasoline En
gines, Saw Teeth, Files, Belts
and Pipes. WOOD SAWS
Gins and Press Repairs,
& B YRD
? _ Wejjrepresent 'the Bes*
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you st?rtttfttu they
run until you stop
them whether you ara
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ont of repair; don'twastefuel .
Cafl op us and we will gladly
exptam the good points af the
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