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News of Interest Gleaned f roi
Wai Suceed Crum.
Washington, Special-The Presi
dent Tuesday sent to Senate the nom
ination of Edward W. Durant, Jr., as
collector of customs for the district
cf Charleston, S. C. The appoint
er Mr. Durant ends the contest which
i. "was Waged for so long over the selec
tion of Dr. Wm. D. Crum. As the
~ only objection to Dr. Crum was based
apon ihe fact that he is a negro, ii
is presumed that Mr. Durant's nomi
nation will be confirmed in due course
of time, although his nomination was
allowed to lie over when the Senate
met in executive session Tuesday,
while other nominations, which were
sent in [were promptly acted upon.
Dr. Crum's nomination had been be
fore the Senate at each session since
January, 1903. While he has been
in office ali this time, he was never
but.once confirmed by the Senate.
The -one confirmation took place in
the Fifty-eighth Congress. The re
mainder of the time was covered by
recess appointments. The selection
of Mr. Durant is generally accepted
as the introduction of President
Taft's announced policy of appoint
ing white men to Federal positions of j
responsibility in.the South.
Notable Case at Edgefield.
- Edgefield, Special.-The Court of
.Gommon Pleas has been in session at
this.place since last Monday, the 8th
inst. The first two days were con
sumed in the trial of the cases of
Carley against the Southern Rail
way and ? Mack Davis against thc
Western Union Telegraph Company.
In the former the jury failed to agree,
a mistrial being entered. A non-suit
was granted in the latter, the plain
tiff failing to show that he suffered
any damage as a result of defen
dant's negligence. On Wednesday
the case of J. T. Patterson against
the Farme:s' Bank of Edgefield wao
commenced. Although the Court has
sbace been continuously engaged iii
its' hearing, the end is not even in
sight, the possibility being that it ,
will consume not only-this week, but
will run into next week. No case
^ ever tried here has attracted more
interest, the Court House being pack
ed to its utmost capacity, eminent
counsel being engaged on both sides.
Cnt?D. S. Henderson, of Aiken, ap-1
" " *?w the j
burried on the south side of the
grounds, and but for the prompt and
eincient work of the bucket brigade,
operated hy the workmen of; a carai
' val company , show, which are quar
tered at the Fair grounds, the flames
would doubtless have destroyed the
entire stables in> that section of the
racing quarters. The property loss
amounted to $1,000, but about half
of the loss is covered by insurance.
Secretary Love of the Fair Associa
tion, said Tuesday that the work
of rebuilding the burned section of
the stables would begin at once, as
a series of races has been arranged
for the spring, and it would be
necessary to have the entire stables
ready for use, as. the horses expected
to participate in the races will need
the full accomodation of the stables.
Columbia Clubs Raided.
Columbia, Special.-Chief Con
stable Dickson and Constable Ogg
and McSwain Thursday raided four
social clubs and placed the managers
under arrest. Thursday" night Hunt
Brothers' restaurant, on Gates street
was also raided, and a clerk named
Kaminer was arrested. The ' cases
were worked up by a detective named
Wilson, from Atlanta;'
Memorial Window Commission.
Columbia, Spe^aL-Gov. - Aansel
has named the commission to take
charge of the appropriation made by
the general assembly for a memorial
window at Blandford church, near
Petersburg, Va, The commission con
sists of Senators Weston of Richland,
Johnstone of Newberry and Repre
sentative Rucker of Anderson. An
i appropriation of $360 was given by
the State for the memorial window in
honor of the South Carolina Confed
erate soldiers who fell "near Peters
burg during the conflict on the battle
fields, of. Virgmiav '
V. p. C. Take up the Matter.
' . Columbia, Special-The legislature
has appropriated $12,000 for the Con
federate Holde.' The' management
asked for $16,000. In order to equip
the home, it-wilWje-necessary to raise
some money. T??'D??ghters of the
Confederacy, have taken the matter
in hand and: proposeJ to raise the
money. Mrs. Robert D. Wright, of
Newberry, president of the South
Carolina Division makes a pathetic
appealto the various chapters.
i Empty Pistol Again Fatal.
?? Spartanburg, Special.-Perry Leis
ter of Greer was acidentally shot and
killed at his home at that place Wed
nesday morning by Sam James, his
brother-in-law.' James was handling
a supposed empty pistol, when it was
discharged by accident, the ball en
? tering Leister's forehead, causing his
death within a few moments. Cor
oner Turner made an investigation of
the tragedy. It has been clearly
established that the killing was ac
NA NEWS ?TEMS
m AH Sections of the State and
State Education Board.
Columbia,- Special-The. State
board, of education met Thursday in
the office of the State superintendent
of education. ' All the members were
present except the represenative of
the Sixth district, who has not been
appointed, the place being vacant on
account of the election of W. J.
Montgomery as State senator. The
report of the Righ school inspector
was heard, and the board scaled sev
eral schools that had not complied
with the,regulations of the high
school act. The report was exhaus
tive, and Prof. W. H. Hand, the in
spector, was commended for the
thorough presentation cf facts and
conditions. Four counties had al
ready received more, than the amount
which can now be paid out under the
law, and of course all high schools
in these counties will not receive as
large an appointment as was made
Will Reforest His Land.
Aiken, Special.-A great deal of
interest has been manifested here in
the avowed intention of Mr. T. L
Hickman, president of the Granite
ville Manufacturing Company, to re
forest about 2,000 acres of de-timber
ed land around Graniteville. These
lands were many years ago cleared of
all timber, and it is the intention of
Mr. Hickman to retimber it, thus con
verting what is now barren land into
valuable forests. Mr. Hickman is
negotiating with the department of
forestry of the Government with a
view of getting national aid in the
matter. Mr. Hickman states that it
is probable that he will have the work
done in the near future. It is prob
able that the lands will be sown with
seed of timber, instead of transplant
ing, as it is said that pines do not
readily take root when set out.
Municipal Utilities Urged.
Lexington, Special.-Electric lighls
and wa' ^rworks; for Lexington are
being agitated by the citizens now,
and there will be a public meeting in
the near futuie to discuss the advis
ability of the town voting on the
issue of bonds to secure an electric
fight plant and a complete system of
waterworks. This subject has been
discussed before, but it has never
taken on serious proportions until
recently. The property owners realizo
it is ,said, that insurance would be
very much cheaper with a good water
-"c*om and the amount saved in in
Chester, Special.-The cotton ware
house of Joseph Wylie & Co., with
its contents, consisting of somewhere
between 350 and 500 bales of cotton
was,destroyed by ure early Thursday
night. The fire spread rapidly, and S.
M. Jones & Co.' stables, the city's
stables, and several negro tenant
houses belonging to E. C. Stann, were
damaged or destroyed. Wylie & Co.
also lost a considerable suppljr of
baled hay, a number of new wagons,
and other valuable property, includ
ing their stables and sheds. For
tunately all live stock were saved.
The fire department did splendid and
effective work, and at 8:30 o'clock
although the fire at one time threat
ened to sweep a krge part of the bus
iness district, the flames are prac
Bullet Brings Down Thief.
Chester, Special.-Ike Feaster, col
ored, was shot and perhaps fatally
wounded at 2 o'clock Thursday morn
ing by Officer J. G. Howsee, of the
city police force. Feaster had brok
en into the store of T. H. Ward, col
ored, and was coming out of the rear
with his plunder, when Officer How
see, who had been attracted by the
noise, endeavored to halt him.
Train Kills Centenarian.
Newberry, Special.-Ned Kinard,
an old colored man, said to be 110
years old, was knocked down and
killed by a freight train at the South
em depot, Wednesday about 1
o'clock. The old man was leaning
against a box car when a shifting
engine backed up and shoved against
the one on which he was leaning,
knocking him down and then run
ning over and killing him. He was
a slave of Gen. H. H. Kinard in
slavery days and was a pretty old
negro when set free.
Technical Training in Public Schools.
Charleston, Special.-Dr. Charles
W. Elliot, the former president of
Harvard university, delivered an ad
dress here Wednesday night before
a large audience, in which he de
plored the fact that the public school
sys ? ems do not sufficiently consider
the necessary structure of democratic
society and of those industries which
constitute the vital interest of the
Charleston, Special.-At the cen
tennial celebration cf the South Car
olina college held in Charleston in
1901, a plan was proposed by prom
inent alumni present to provide for
an endowment fund. Prompt steps
were taken to carry Out the idea and
by the subscriptions of loyal alumni
of the old college and new university
about $7.000 is now in the hands of
the trustees and the amount is con
tinually increasing. The college had
never had an endowment fund of any
kind up to that time.
Azt Important Ruling on Insurance
In regard to the recent enactments
of the legislature requiring all com
panies to deposit with the commis
sioner a bond or securities in the dis
cretion of the commissioner, Commis
sioner McMaster has made the fol
lowing rulings: Either the.principal
or the surety must have on deposit
securities to the amount of the bond
or must have in South Carolina prop
erty liable to attachment to thc
amount, of the bond. This amount is
$20,000 for life insurance companies
and $10,000 for all other companies.
A surety company must have on de
posit securities to an amount equal
to the amount of the largest single
bond which it wftl give, but should
it have one deposit, it will be re
ceived on the bond of other com
panies to ten times the amount of the
deposit it makes. That is to say that
to give a bond for a life insurance
company a surety company must have
on deposit $20,000, and in this case
would be received. on a gross ag
gregate of bonds to the amount of
$200,000. The commissioner, for the
present, will receive any good secu
rities but he will expect the com
panies making the deposits within a
reasonable time to secure -domestic in
vestments, such as State bonds,
county or municipal bonds, or real
estate mortgages in South Carolina,
or some such domestic securities.
Suing Railroad For Damages.
Greenville, Special.-Several suits
against the Southern Railway which
will be hoard in Magistrate Stan
ley's Court this week, are further re
minders of the great freshet last
August. On the Columbia and Green
ville Railroad several miles below the
city, a calvert gave way before the
rush of the watery during the floods
and as a result several acres of land
were flooded, it is claimed, and the
crops on this land ruined. The plain
tiffs alleged that the company was
careless in not having a culvert that
would stand the pressure of high
water; that such a culvert could have
been provided for by the railroad.
The railroad will claim that this cul
vert had carried the water since 1872 ;
that the flood was unusual, an act of .
God, and that the company should
not be held liable for damages be
cause of the extraordinary high
water. One case has already been
tried, and in this the jury found for
the plaintiffs in the sum of $75, the
-* *u* eom destroyed. Three
a sick man anu auueim^ .
chronic trouble, his family and phy
sicians are particularly careful. Gen.
Butler has been? here at the Infim- i
ary since the first of February, and
before that he was confined to his :
borne, and being a man of unusual
activity this confinement is not to his
liking. Gen. Butler reads the news- '.
pap?is regularly and he is keeping in
dose touch with everything, but he
would like to be up and about. Gen. :
Butler's son, Capt. Butler, is here
from Kansas City, and his sister,
Mrs. Carson, is here with him in ad
lition to the other members of his
'amily who have been here for some
:ime. Mrs. Butler is constantly at
;he side of her distinguished hus
One Fatal Case of Smallpox.
Yorkville, Special.-Kirby Pugh,
an operative at the York Cotton Mill,
iied on ? the mill premises just out
side thc town limits of Yorkville
Sunday night, of smallpox. There
bave been no other cases nor is
there any others now. The mill man
agement and the local physicians
bave taken every possible precaution
to prevent the spread of the disease.
Charged With Soliciting Hands.
Lexington, Special.-Will L?rick,
a negro, was arrested by Deputy
Sheriff Miller on Friday night upon
a warrant sworn out by Mr. W. W.
Barre, ? lumber manufacturer of this
town, charging L?rick with violating
!he law governing the soliciting of
bands from one State to another. It
is said that L?rick had secured the
promise of several negroes and was
arranging to secure transportation
for them to go to Florida to work
on a turpentine farm. So far no
effort has been made to secure his
Entombed by Well Cave-in.
Laurens, Special.-Entombed in a
cav.ed-in weil for five hours and a
half, John Fields, a- negro well dig
ger, was anally rescued without fur- .
?her. hurt than a few bruises, on the
face. This accident occurred late
Saturday afternoon when Fields was
descending the walls of the well in
the badkyard at Mrs. Eloise Shell's
residence on Main street; a rock was
dislodged by the man's foot, precip
itating a general cave-in.
Sentenced to he Hanged.
Laurens, Special.-"The sentence
of the Court is that on the twenty
third day of April, Friday, between
the hours of ll in the forenoon and
2 in the afternoon, you, John Henry
Anderson, be hanged by the neck un
til dead, dead, dead," were the words
pronounced Friday morning in the
Court of General Sessions by Judge
Price. Before sentence was passed
attorneys made strong pleas in be
half of the man, asking that the ver
dict be set aside. i
Willie Whitla, Aged, 8, Taken
from School at Sharon, Pa
NO CLUE TO THE PERPETRATORS
Willie Whitla, 8 Years Old, Taken
From His School at Sharon, Pa~
Held For $10,000 Ransom-Terms
Oomphed With, But Flan Fails.
On last Friday 'Willie Whitla, . &
years old, was kidnapped from school
at Sharon, Pennsylvania. A well
dressed man drove up to the school
and told the janitor that Willie's
father had sent him ?o bring Willie
to his office. ??ot " suspecting . any
thing wrong the teacher fixed Willie
up and sent him on, in light pleasan
try saying she hoped he was not be
All too soon she found that it was
a stern reality. A letter was received
Friday in Willie's "own hand which
Two bad" men have me, and if you
don't send $10,000 they will kill me
in 10 days. . Willie Whitla.
There was nothing on the envelope
to denote where the letter had been
Frank H. Buhl, a millionaire uncle
of Willie's took a decided interest in
the case and will freely pay the $10,
000 for his safe recovery.
It was reported from that city
that two men and a boy answering the
description, of the kidnappers and
their victim have been seen there,
consequently the supposition is that
Mr. Buhl has received word which
made hiin believe his nephew was in
Cleveland or that vicinity. The bug
gy in which the child was taken from
school was located at Warren
Ohio, and as the Cleveland papers
were among those specified, in which
the demand of the kidnappers for a
$10,000 ransom should be answered
by a personal advertisement, all evi
dence seemed to indicate that devel
opments in the mysterious case was
centered about the Lake City.
A clue was secured Sunday, in
which little credence is placed, how
ever. On March 1 the local postoffice
department receiyed & circular an
nouncing a reward for a man de
scribed as Samuel C. Leavanson, of '
Canton, .,0., said tb be wanted there (
for the &eft of .$400. Janitor Wes- .
ley C. Sloss, of the school from which
Willie was takelt, .when shown the cir
cular bearing a portrait of the man '
wanted, declared it bore a strong re
semblance to the abductor. 1
A Cleveland, O., special on Sunday ?
says : Whitla - was instructed in a 1
letter from the kidhappers to leave s
$10,000. in Flat Iron Park Saturday ]
night. ' If no. detectives were about j
proached the spot.
Whitla believes that the failure to .
effect a settlement with him will 1
frighten the, kidnapers and they will c.
not communicate with him again.
# The police , of Ashtabula are unwil- 1
ling to believe that the kidnapers 1
have left that section, of the country. '!
The letter from, the captors of Wi I
lie Whitla came to the boy's parents *
in Sharon Friday afternoon. ,
Upon receipt of the letter Whitla
called.in private d?crives and asked .
their advice. They were anxious to 1
capture the kidnapers and pleaded c
with him to permit them to place a r
decoy packtige of bills at the desig- ?
nated spot and .let officers lie in wait 1
and capture the men who came after
Whitla would not agree to this. He
finally consented to permit the detec- 1
tives to acorapany him to this city *
and await his summons to start a
search for the kidnapers.
Promptly at JO o'clock Whitla left s
the package of bills in the park. He (
went tto the designated spot alone, ,
feeling certain that his compliance J
with the request of the kidnapers j
would prove the means of delivering J
his boy back to hun.
Three policemen who had been sent j
out from the Ashtabula central sta- '
tion saw Whithv leave the money in \
the park. They appraised Chief Las- J
key of their discovery and received (
instructions to remain on duty and j
capture the kidnapers should they
In the meantime Whitla returned
to the city and communicated with
his detectives in Cleveland. They ad
vised him not to go to the hotel for
his boy a minute before the time set.
After five hours of anxious waiting,
Whitla stated after his boy. As he
was on his way, a policeman inform
ed him that three officers had been on
guard in the immediate vicinity of
the park and that no one had called
Whitla- was overcome when this
news was-broken to him. He went to
the'park and found his package of
A dettachment of detectives . was
sent out from Cleveland as soon as
it was learned that the Ashtabula
police were working on the case.
; The father refuses to sleep at all,
and keeps up through sheer will
power. The mother, who will ?ot al
low her daughter, Saline, out of her
sight, is showing the effects of the
Whitla returned to Celevland and
after a conference with Detective
Perkins the return trip to Sharon was
Hundreds of letters from all over
the country continue to come mltjof
the country continue to pour in from
friends and strangers alike, tendering
sympathy. But among all the corres
pondence there has been no word
from the abductors, nor any one who
seemed to be in any way in touch
with them. '
CONGRESS IN SESSION
President Taft's Message Read
Speaker Cannon Announces Im
port ant Committees.
Tte second day's session of the House
of Representatives found the mem
Sixty-first Congress found the mem
bers in a much calmer mood than on
Monday. The ?tension was noticeably
relaxed, and a feeling of general good
fellowship was .apparent. The draw
ing for seats was the first business.
A number of the older members were
allowed their, choice of seats.
Speaker Cannon announced the fol
Rules-The Speaker; Dalzell, of
Pennsylvania; Smith of Iowa; Clark
of Missouri; Fitzgerald, New York.:
Committee on Ways and Me?ns
Payne, of New York; Dalzell, of
Pennsylvania ; McCall, * Massachu
setts; Hill of Connecticutt; Bout?ll,
of Illinois; Needham, of California;
Calderhead, of Kansas; Fordney, of
Michigan; Gaines," of West Virginia;
Cushman, of Washington; Longworth
of Ohio; Crumpacker, of Indiana;
Clark, of Missouri; Harrison, of
New York; Broussard, of Louisiana;
Underwood, of Alabama; Griggs, of
Georgia; Pou, of North Carolina;
Randell, of Texas.
Speaker Cannon did not consult
the minority leader, Hon. Champ
Clark, in the appointment of com
mitteement from the minority party
and Mr. Clark and he had some con
The President's message was re
ceived and read in both houses after
which the Senate adjourned until
PRESIDENT TAFT'S MESSAGE.
The following is the very brief,
but clear cut message from the
"To the\Senate and House of Rep
' ' I have convened congress in extra
session in order to enable it to give
immediate consideration to the revis
ion of the Dingley tariff act. Condi
tions affecting production, manufac
ture and business generally have so
changed in the last 12 years as to re
quire a re-adjustment and revision of
the import duties imposed by that act,
More than this the present tariff- act
with other sources of government rev- ,
enue, does not furnish income enough
to pay authorized expenditures. By
July 1, next, the excess of expenses
)ver receipts for the current fiscal
fear wiH equal $100,000,000.
Party Pledged to Revision.
.''The successful party in the late I
?lection is pledged to a revision of
:he tariff. The country and business
community especially, expect it. The
Drospoct of a change in the r?ates of
mport duties always causes a'suspen
?ion or halt in business because of the
incertainty as to changes to be made
ind their effect. It is thefore of the
liehest importance that the new bill
"In my inaugurai auuico.,, A o.?x^w
n a summary way, the principles up
>n which, in my judgment, the revis
on of the tariff should proceed, and
ndicated at least one new source of
.evenue that might be properly re
stored in order to avoid future deficit,
't is not necessary .for me to repeat
vhat I then said.
"I venture to suggest that the vital
msincss interests of the country re
luire that the attention of congress
n this session be chiefly devoted to
lonsideration of the new tariff bill,
md that less time be given to other
ubjects of legislation in tis session,
s better for the country?* '
"WILLIAM H. TAFT.'"
For four hours the House of Rep
resentatives Friday listened to the
.eading of the tariff bill which ivas
he only business transacted. It was
?erhaps the dreariest legislative ses
;ion of any held by the body in re
The census bill was received by the
Senate from the House and referred
o the committee on the census. After
)eing in session eight minutes the
senate adjourned until Monday. There
s a general disposition in the House
o eliminate as far as possible any
icademic discussion of the tariff.
Members on both sides are desirous
)f having as little general debate as
Dossible and as much time as is prae
:icable for the consideration of the
jill under the five minute rule for
Skirts still grow narrower.
Shot materials are popular.
A variation of the manner ot wear
lng the fur stole is to twist it ser
pentine fashion around the figuro
from throat to waist
A beautiful new hair ornament is
the laurel leaf in enamel and frosty
Latest turbans are not so engmnng;
they allow part of the front hair to
The latest French fancy in shoes
is patent leather with tan color tops
and pearl buttons.
The deep cream color called ca?e
au lait and a pure chalk white are
colors of the moment.
The separate waist has been mak
ing a desperate fight for life against
the growing popularity of thc three
For morning wear about the house
nothing is more attractive than the
freshly laundered shirtwaist dress of
linen or lawn.
Fashionable women are seen at tne
theatres and restaurants wearing a
scarf of black tulle wound around the
throat and left to float about the,
shoulders. It may be quite unorna
mented or embroidered with gold
thread or precious stones.
Silent mien never have occasion to
eat their words, observes the Eas
LEMON MILK SHERBET.
'Put one quart of fresh milk, two,
cups :of sugar and the thin -yellow
rind from two lemons in the double
boiler and let it come to a scald
Remove the peel and let the liquid
cool When cold freeze until almost
solid enough to remove the beater,,
then add the juice of four large. ?ern-V
ons, or five medium sized ones, mix
ed with three tablespoonfuls of su
gar and the whites of three eggs
beaten stiff. Mix thoroughly with the
frozen mixture, then cover the freezer,
and stir until frozen quite hard. Re
move the beater, scrape off the iee,
beat and pack closely in the can. Put
a cork into the opening in the cover,
lay the crosspiece on top to keep the
can down in the ice, and cover with
an old piece of carpeting wet in salt
water. Let it stand an hour and
serve. If it is to be kept longer,
draw off the water and pack with
more ice and salt.-New York Tele
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