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Panners' Union Formed.
Chesterfield, Special.-The Chester
field County Fanners' union was or
ganized here Tuesday. Delegates
were present from 15 local organiza
tions. Moore than 50 delegates were
present. The meeting was presided
over by Mr. L. L. Spencer, president
of the Chesterfield local, who intro
duced President B. Harris as the- first
speaker. Mr. Harris spoke at length
on the raising of^hogs, showing to
those present how pork can be raised
for less than 3 cents a pound. He
was listened to with attention.
Deputy Organizer S. T. Parroti
?was then introduced. It was through
ids -efforts that the county organiza
tion was completed. The meeting was
fcegnn in the court house during the
rece:? hour, court being in session.
?The speaker closed by inviting the
delegates to the Masonic hall, where
the organization was' completed.
Mr. J. N. Stricklin was asked to
act as secretary, while Mr. Pareott
presided. Cheraw, Chesterfield, Mt.
Grog han, Ruby, Cross Roads Church,
Pageland, Dudley, Plains, Five
Forks, Middendorf, Roeky Branch,
Patrick, Orange Hill, Cross Roads
and Shiloh were represented.
' The organization was completed
by the election of the following of
ficers: W. J. Tiller, president; G. W.
Gum, vice president; H. C. Hendrix,
secretary-treasurer; S. T. Knight,
ehaplain; H. F. King, conductor; A.
JT. Siaith, door keeper; A. S. Smith,
C.. Kirkley and R. L. Rivers, execu
Tho delegates were among the most
Influential farmers in the county and
the union is safe in the hands of its
F. W. Rnckstuhl Was Selected.
Columbia, Special.-The Woman's
monument commission, recently ap
pointed by Gov. Ansel in conformity
with an act of the legislature, met
ia she.governor's office last week and
.ms in session for three hours. The
commission is composed of Capt. J.
G. Richards, Jr., of Kershaw, Gen.
C. Irvine Walker of Charleston, Capt.
C. A. Reed of Anderson, Col. T. J.
Moore o? Spartanburg and Capt. Wm.
E. Gonzales of Columbia.
The matter of the selection of an
artist was considered very thorough
ly, the debate on this point occupy
ing the greater part of the long ses
sion.' The commission finally deter
mined that it could not do better
than, to elect the same sculptor who
had performed such admirable ser
vice to the people of South Carolina
in the production of the Hampton
equestrian statue, and the marble
statue of Calhoun, which is to go in
Statuary hall in Washington, and the
model for which has recently been
accepted by the Calhoun monument
: Mr. F. Wellington Ruokstuhi has
impressed all with whom he has come
in contact in his work for South Car
olina not only with faith in his splen
did artistic ability but with belief in
his devotion to the South.
It is probable that Mr. Ruckstuhl
will have a conference with the com
mittee about the middle of May. He
will leave in June for Italy to com
plete the work on the Calhoun statue.
Abbeville to Issue Bonds.
Abbeville, Special.-The election in
Abbeville school district for the pur
pose of issuing $20,000 in bonds for
building a high school was held Tues
day with only two votes against the
issue. Tne building will be erected
in time for opening this fall.
Press Association Meeting.
Greenville, Special.-Col. E. H.
Anil, of Newberry, president of the
State Press; J. R. McGhee, G. W.
Branson and John Wood met Sat
urday in this city and set July 6,
7, 8 as dates for the meeting of the
Press Association. Greenville's new
hotel, the Ottaray, was chosen as the
place of meeting.
Officers May be Indicted.
Greenville, S. C., Special.-Post
Pffice Inspector Gregory, who came
tere early Monday morning and who
?s making an investigation of the
canner irr which the two notorious
feggmen, Moore and Barton, escaped
from the jail Saturday night, says
that the Federal grand jury next
week will be asked to take'some steps
in the matter. It may be, according
to information that is gotten from
the government officials here, thal
an indictment will be returned
against either the guard or the jailer.
^U. C. V. Banquet.
-CampxSnmter, No. 230, United Con
federate Veterans will celebrate its
anniversary with a banquet which is
to be served at the Gannan Artilery
Sall on Monday^ evening, April 19.
Tlho annual meeting ol' the camp will
be held on April 12, and an election
of officers for the ensuing year will
be, made. It was found impracticable
to have the banquet on that date
pod it was postponed until the Mon
Offers Prizes to Farmers.
Sumter, Special.-The Bank of
Sum er recently announced that the
honk would give $50 in gold to the
customer who made the largest yield
of corn cn one acre and $25 to the
coe making the sacond largest yield.
Tiie offer has created considerable
interest and there are already quite
a number of progressive farmers en
tered for the contest. Within the
past few years a number of Sumter
county farmers, have grown crops
of corn that would have been regard
ed as ph?nomenal a deeade ago, and
it would not ba surprising if tibs re
sold is bro ton bj Sumter conn tv.
n All Sections of the State and
Saved tho State a Vast Amount.
Columbia, Special.-Dr. W. J. Mar
ray, chairman of the commission to
wind np the affairs of the old State
dispensary said Monday night that
he is very, very much relieved. When
he accepted service on this commis
sion it was merely as a business man
accepting a business assignment, and
he did so to oblige Gov. Ansel.
As the commission got further
and further into the work it was dis
covered that there were apparently
fradulent claims. The first work of
the commission was to close out the
stock on hand. This was disposed of
at a profit, making the gross assets
something like $800,000. On Jan
uary 15, 1908, the commission be
gan to audit the claims of liquor
houses. One of the first claims so
presented was found to be full of
suspicious matter, and the commis
sion, through Attorney General Lyon
and Mr. Stevenson, was pushing the
claimant so closely on this that some
of the others refased to have their
claims audited and. appealed to Judge
Dr. Murray said Monday night
that in the absence of these persons
the commission had investigated the
several claims in its own way and
had rendered judgments. However,
if these persons wish to come into
the State with their books of record,
it is probable that they will get a
As to the claims already adjudi
cated and ready for payment except
for the delays occasioned by the
courts, Dr. Murray said that he
thinks creditors should be paid the
same rate of interest that the State
has received. "The. United States
supreme court has "given us plenary
power,'' said Dr. Murray, "and I
wish to .use it judiciously. We will
not coerce, nor will we take a dollar
that we think is not honestly the
property of the State.
"We.have been receiving interest
on our deposits at the rate of $2,000
per month for about 12 months. In
fact, I think the decision has netted
U6 about $100,000," he said.
"You see the lawyers of these,
liquor houses must now look to their
emjploycrs for the pay, whereas if
the State had lost the suit we would
have had those enormous fees to pay.
in addition to receivership expenses.
It is quite a feather in the cap of
Attorney General Lyon, and we are
proud pf the fight made by Mr. Ab
ney and Mr. Stevenson."
Dr. Murray thinks the net assets
of the State, after all claims are
paid, will be $300,000 in cash and the
dispensary building, valued at $76,
000. . ;
j Illicit- Distillery Balded.
Benettsvllle, Special.-H. P. Meek
ins, the local United States deputy
marshal, who is a most efficient offi
cial, a few days ago (located an illicit
distillery in the sand hills of this
county. He notified Revenue Agent
Wallace of Columbia and he arrived
on last Monday night's 10 o'clock
train and was met by Deputy Meek
ins. These two officials, with a small
possef proceeded 15 miles into the
sand hills, where with little trouble
they discovered the still. It is of
100 gallons capacity, and was already
charged with mash, convenient for
an early run. No one was at the
still at the time of / capture. The
officials cut the copper still to pieces
and destroyed all the mash and other
contraband stuff. This sand hill sec
tion on the North and South Caro
lina line has for more than 100 years
been the rendezvous of moonshiners.
Killing at Construction Camp.
Spartanburg, Special; -Elliotte
Davis, colored, shot and killed Walter
McCullough, also colored, at J. C.
Dunn's construction camp on the line
of C. C. & O. railroad, a mile from
Cherokee, Monday morning. The
shooting was the result of a quarrel
over a negro woman. Davis and the
The Franchise Tax Returns.
Columbia, Special.- Comptroller
General Jones is preparing a' list of
the firms and corporations that have
made their franchise tax returns un
to April 1, on which date the time
for making these returns expired. It
is estimated that the State will re
ceive about $85,000 from this source
and in fact the comptroller based his
report to the ways and means com
mittee on these figures. All firms
liable for the franchise tax that have
not made their returns will be penal
ized 50 per cent.
Goe3 After Desperado.
Columbia, Special.-Henry Haynes,
convicted of manslaughter at.
Mon "k's Corner, ten years ago, a
man against whom also there is a
sealed sentence for breach of trust
with fradulent intent, will be lodged
in the State Penitentiary in a few,
days, as Sheriff Causey, of Berkley
left. Monday for Jacksonville to
bring Haynes back to serve out his
Anderson Company Reorganized.
Anderson, Special.-Th? Palmetto
Riflemen here have been fully re
organized, and the men under the
new officers are turning out well to
.the drills. County Auditor Jas. H.
Craig has been chosen. as captain of
the company, succeeding his brother,
Mr. S. M. Craig, who is a traveling
salesman, and resigned on this ac
count. Mr. Ralph Templeton is the
.first, and Mr. R. A. Gilmer the sec
ond lieutenant. All three of these
men are good officers and will work
hard to keep up the cora-pony'?
Wednesday was a bad day for the.
RepubUcnn,,.- organization " ; of ... the
House of Repr?sentatives. By!'ii
coalition between some Republican
\uinsurgents" and 'thc Democrats,
the ways and means committee -was
bowled over and the advocates of free
crude oil end its products for the
Payne bill won a signal victory when
an amendment by Mr. Norris, of Ne
braska, placing the insignificant duty
of one per centum ad- valorem on
those articles, was adopted by a sub
The barley schedule" of the Payne
tariff bill again was threshed out.
The pending amendments were one by
Mr. Miller, of Kansas, increasing the
Payne rate from 16 to 25 cents a
bushel, and the old one by Mr. Alex
ander, of New York, fixing the rate
at 10 per cent ad valorem.
Postmaster General Hitchcock has
approved of a number of designs sub
mitted for a- special issue of stamps
commemorative of the Alaska-Yukon
Senator Gallinger has re-introduc
ed the bill providing for a separate
building for the Supreme Court of
the United States. The structure
would be sitruated just outside of the
Capitol grounds and immediately
north of the Congressional Library
Building, to which, it is proposed the
exterior architecture of the Supreme
Court Building would correspond.
The total cost of the building is fixed
. . .
Petition For Mrs. Oarmack.
tive Brownlow and Representative
Austin, of the'first and second con
gressional districts of Tennesst-e, re
spectively, have undertaken to make
the widow of the late Senator Car
maok postmaster at Columbia, in
that State. They arc the only two
Republican members rf fbe Ton""?T'?,
delegation, and in addition to exercis
ing their influence as individuals they !
have now set to work to get the as
sistance of the State's entire repres
entation at Washington.
"President Taft heard protests Fri
day against the increased duty on
gloves, hosiery, pineapples and
lemons, provided in the Payne tariff
State Senator Travis and John Mc
Cormick, of Brooklyn, N. Y., repre
senting importers of fruit, told the
President that the increases on pine
apples and lemons would have to be
borne by the common people. The
increase on lemons, which it was de
clared amounted to 20 cents a box,
would practically be prohibitive and
leaves American growers in absolute
control of the market.
Kenneth Barnhardt, representing
one of the largest department stores
in Chicago, accompanied by Francis
Simmons and Edward D. Winslow,
also of Chicago, protested against
the increase of duty on gloves and
hosiery. They were presented to the
President by Secretary of the Treas
The French government has in
formed the State Department of its
determination to out into effect im
mediately the decision announced
Friday from Paris to expel former
President Castro, of Venezulea, from
Fort de France, Martinique, and
compel him to return to Europe.
. J. H. Shelton & Son, of Washing
ton, D. C., were awarded the contract
for restoring the name of Jefferson
Davis to the tablet on Cabin John
bridge, from which it was removed
during 1862. Their bid was $147.75.
The work must be completed by Mav
The Senate tariff hill, so far as
rat?s are concerned, was completed
Saturday, but it was decided that in
making a report, Chairman Aldrich
will announce a reservation on cer
tain important schedules for future
action. These reservations will in
clude hides, steel rails, wood pulp
and crude petroleum.
. . .
Chairman Aldrich assertes that the
Senate committee had made a more
general revision on rates than was
done by the House' committee on
ways and means and that reductions
in schedules had been made on a far
greater number of articles. This did
not mean that there would be re
duction of revenues but that there
would be recommended a bona fide
revision downward, of the tariff.
President Taft has recently declar
ed that he favored the passage of a
ship subsidy bill; Senator Gallinger
has announced that at some early
day, possibly not until the regular
session of this Congress, he will in
troduce and push with all his ability
a similar bill to the one defeated in
the House by a small margin this
It is firmly believed here that, in
the near future, a ship subsidy bill
will pass Congress and become a law.
The fight against such a measure has
been long and hard-fought but with
Taft in favor of it it will more than
likely he enacted.
Senator Simmons made a strong
and vigorous speech favoring the
Gallinger hill, which carried an im
portant amendment drawn by him,
and convinced many of the thinking
citizens of the South that his posi
tion was right.
Seven natioss, led by the United
States, have agreed to bar Castro
from their possessions in the Carrib
Conference Por Education, i
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-The twelfth !
annual meeting of the conference for
edncation in thc South assembles in
Atlanta on April 14, for a three
days' session. This organization, co
little known, is unique in the South.
Its underlying idea is to interest lay
men in education as a civic responsi
bility. Within its membership ari
business men, professional men. col
lege men of nearly every walk il
life whese object in banding togethel
is to raise the standard of citizen
ship in section in which th?v live.
Falb Frozen Over - From Bank to
Bank-Damage Exceeds f X.^OOVpOO.
Buffalo, New Yo^^^^Tne
voice of;. Niagara 'waa'^mute^S?hday
for the' second time m.the memory, ?f
man. The'first time was late in Feh-,
mary, when following- a' severe
northernly blow, the falls ran dry.
Now, following a severe southwester,
the river is frozen solid from hank
On Wednesday of last week the
worst gale of the season and the
most violent in the history of the
weather bureau for April was re
corded. The solid ice fields of Lake
Erie were churned from- end to end
and piled in a huge conglomerate
mass at the lower end of the lake.
Unable to escape by its natural
channels the level of the river, rose
by leups and bounds. The highest
flood level recorded ; from previous
years is 28 feet above the normal.
Friday night the river was 40 feet
Conservative estimates place the
damage at $1,000,000.
All the estimates of ultimate dam
age are conditioned by what the
Weather may have ip 'Store. The best
that can be hoped for is a succession
of calm, warm days., Then the ice
will meet gradually and subside bit
by bit. For .the moment the upoer
reaches of the river, are running
clear, but as far as the eye can SPO
the white mantle of the frost blank
ets the lakes. If that great mas.s
should be driven down onto thc jam
below, the damage would be incon
NE GBO LYNCHED. Hi" FLORIDA
Assaults ?White Lady Who is Saved
From the Worst-Negro Taken
From Officers While ? Trying to
Arcadia, Flav, Special. - John
Smith, the negro who Saturday drag
ged Miss Mary Steel Ewing frbm her'
buggy, two miles from Arcadia, in an
attempt at criminal assault, was tak-,
en away from the sheriff and his
deputies at an early hour Sunday
morning and hanged to a tree.
The monster attacked the woman
as she was driving peacefully along
the road, dragged her from her bug
gy into the bushes where he choked
her into weakness while she begged
and even offerod him $100 if he
would go home with ,; aer for the
money. When he was about to ac
complish his foul purpose the girl
with desperate effort attracted pass
ers by and she was saved and taken
home. The negro was hounded and
caught. While the sheriff was taking
him away for greater, safety Sunday
morning a mob in automobiles caught
them and overpowering the officers
executed the culprit with deaf ears to
his pleading for mercy.
The identification was complete
and positive, the young lady showing
the rends she made in his clothes
while struggling for- freedom.
Six Die in Lenojr Blap.
Lenox, Mass., Special-Six persons
lost their lives, three others badly
burned and poreprty loss of between
$200,000 and $300,000 was caused by
a fire in the heart of the business
section of this town early Sunday.
Four business blocks, two dwellings
and two other structures were de
stroyed in a section, bpunded by
Franklin, Main, Housatonic and
Church streets. The fire is believed
to have started in the Clicord Build
ing from spontaneous combustion.
The dead: Edward C. Ventres,
electrician; Mrs. Edward C. Ventres;
Miss Leslie Ventres, aged 12 years;
Miss Alice French, book-keeper; |
Miss Isabel Cook*, book-keeper; Miss i
Mary Sparks, school teacher.
Injured :Mrs. Catherine Root and |
her two sons, George and Arthur, |
severely burned. .
Oklahoma Indictments Quashed.
Tulsa, Okla., Special.-Federal in
dictments against Governor Charles
N. Haskell, of Oklahoma, and six
other prominent Oklahomans, charg
ed with fraud in Muskogee town lots, '
were quashed Saturday by Judge
John A. Marshall, of Utah, of the
United States Circuit Court.
The court quashed the indictments
on technieal grounds. .
Virginia Home Burns and Child
. Loses Her Life.
Richmond, Va., Special.-A special
to The Times-Dispatch says that at
Lawyers, Campbell county, early
Saturday morning the home of Arm
istead Yuille was destroyed . by fire
and his 8-year-old daughter was in
cinerated. Yuille and his wife were
awakened by the fire and in the ex
citement of attempting to extinguish
the ^flames forgot the child, asleep in
the building until the roof crashed
in. Rescue was then too late and it
was not until the flames had died
out that the charred body of the child
was found under the ruins.
Liquor Law For Texas.
Austin, Tex., Special.-Thc Legis
lature Saturday finally passed the
Robertson-Fitzhuffh bill to regulate
liquor traffic in Texas, the House con
curring in the Senate amendments.
The Senate struck out the provisions
of the bill prohibiting the sale of
liquor to be consumed on the premis
es, and struck out the imiform high
license provisions and the prohibition
against the ssle of liquors by grocers.
Attempt to Blackmail Own Father.
Fairmont, W. Va., Special.-Cur
tis Smith, 18 years old, of Watson,
near here, confessed having written
letters to hi3 father demanding
money, signing a black hand society's
name to them. W. E. Smith reeeived
two letters demanding a large sum
of money and threatening if it were
not paid to kill -him and destroy his
home by , fire. The second letter wes
answered by' Mr. Smith asking for
more time. Thc boy was caught by
dotectives as he was mailing ar.
Detroit; aid Jffichigan, in Path of
. 3inTi?im, Which! Swept Over North,
Detroit, Mich., Special.-At . least
eight persons' lost their lives in the
storm that visited Detroit and Michi
gan Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Three men were drowned in a fool
ish venture to croas the Detroit river
in a row boat.
At Jennings, in Missaukee county,
three young men-Bernard Carison,
Charles Jacobson and John Torrey
were killed by being caught under a
wall that was blown down by the
wind at the Mitchell Bros. Mill.
Eight-year-old Benjamin Hellmer
was killed by lightning near Cona
Tuesday night, and Ray Miller was
killed at Brightwood when he was
struck by a roof that had been blown
The damage to roofs, chimneys,
plate glass, etc., will probably reach
$50,000 in Detroit and Michigan. The
wind velocity reached seventy miles
Chicago, Special-Reports of Tues
day night's storm damage received
here are that ten persons are known
to have been killed in Mississippi and
at least fifteen were injured.
At the Terrell plantation, east of
West Point, Miss., a number of ne
groes were killed.
At Wabash, Ind., Mrs. James A.
Hayes and four children were pinned
down beneath the wreckage of their
home, which cnutrht fire. The mothor
was badly burned, being rescued, and
will die. The children were seriously
hurt. Tb? high wind was followed
by a cloudburst. Many bridges were
washed away. A dozen houses were
demolished in Wabash. The damage
will reach several thousand dollars.
. At Peru, Ind., four factories and
several schcol buildings, many small
structures, were wrecked by the wind.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special.-Weather
Bureau officials report the highest
wind velocity in the United States at
Pittsburg Wednesday when the max
imum recorded was sixty-eight miles
an hour. Wires were blown down in
every direction and for a time there
was not a wire out of the city. An
airship owned by the Eagle Aero
plane Company was about ready for
flight. When the wind struck the
tent it was kept in and blew both the
tent and he airship away, demolish
In New York City wires were
blown down and snapped off, one
coming in contact with a barrel of
oil causing a $125,000 fire.
Says Splendid Work is Being Done
Messina and Reggio With the Lum
ber Sent From the United States
. Pays Tribute to Those in Charge.
Rome, By Cable.-Just before his
departure Wednesday evening on the
steamer Admiral for Mombassa, ex
president .Roosevjt wrote the follow
ing message to the American people:
"Before leaving Messina I desire
to say that I am sure the American
People do not realize the splendid
work that is being done at Messina
and Reggio with the lumber sent
from the United States. I have visit
ed the American camp and seen 250
houses already completed, and ar^
rangements have been perfected for
the rapid construction of 1,250 more.
The whole work, which is under the
general direction of Ambassador
Griscom, has been organized and per
fected by Lieutenant Commander.
Belknap, with the assistance of Lieu
tenant Buchanan, Ensign Wilcox and
Spofford, Dr. Donclson, Paymaster
Rogers, 40 enlisted men of our navy
and a number of stalwart American
carpenters. In addition there is a
fine group of Americans, sued as J.
Elliott, Winthrop Chandler, J. Bush
and B. Hnle, who are giving their
time and energies to help the philan
"I wish to say I consider that the
American people are deeply indebted
to each and every one of these men.
I cannot exaggerate the pleasure it
gave me to see the officers and en
listed men of our navy adapting
themselves to strange and unexpect
ed circumstances and successfully
performing with ability and thor
ough good will this most difficult tcik.
Our nation can well be proud of
Butlers Are Convicted.
Greensboro, N. C., Special.-The
Superior Court Tuesday afternoon re
turned a verdict of guilty in the case
charging Marion Butler and his
brother, Lester F. Butler, with crim
inal libel in publishing in The Ral
eigh Caucasian articles reflecting on
the personal and official integrity of
ex-Judge Spencer B. Adams during
his term of office as Chief justice of
the Choctaw and Chickasaw Citizen
ship Court, in the Indian Territory.
Judge Long fined Marion Butler $500
and half the costs and Lester Butler
$250 and half the costs.
10,000 Witness the Dedication.
Birmingham; Ala., Special.-There
were at least 10,000 visitor? in the
city Tuesday to witness the dedica
tion of the new city terminal station
which' cost approximately $2,000,000.
The station occupies two entire city
blocks and has a subway permitting
street cars to go through. Pr?sident;
J. H. Harahan, of the Illinois Cen
tral, and President J. F. Hanson, of
the Central of Georgia, were the prin
Mr. Rosers Views the Road.
Roanoke, Va., Special.-On arriv
ing here Monday Mr. Rogers and his
party were met by Roanokers and
taken over the town in automobiles.
Monday night a banquet was tender
ed Mr. Rogers by the business iren
of the city at Hotel Roanoke. Tues
day the special train, bearing Mr.
Rogers and friends, left here at nn
early hour for Princeton, W? Va.,
where Tuesday night was spent. This
is Mr. Rogers first trip over his new
_ ?;' ir
Four Democrats Vote for
Against It-Deep Int
Vote and Republic
After three weeks of consideration
the Payne tariff bill was passed by
the House of Representatives Friday
night by a vote of 217 to 161. One
Republican, Austin, of Tennessee,
voted against the measure, and four
Democrats, all from Louisiana,
Messrs. Broussard, Estopinal, Pujo
and Wickliffe voted for it.
An attempt made by Champ Clark,
the minority leader, to recommit the
bill with instructions was signaUy
The day was filled with excitement
from the moment the session began
&t noon until the last minute. The
members were keyed up to the high
est pitch and a practically full mem
bership remained on duty through
out. The final vote demonstrated the
capacity of the Republican organiza
tion to get together.
The general public was greatly in
terested in the proceedings and the
galleries were packed. Both the
diplomatic and executive reservations
likewise were fully occupied, one of
the conspicuous observers being Mrs.
Taft, wife of the President.
When the bill actually was passed
the Republican cheered lustily,
some dancing up and down the aisles
Atlantaa, Ga., Special.-A sipecial
meeting ol the Atlanta Bar Aasocia
tion has been called to make what
reparation it can for the invasion and
dismantling of the home of United
States Circuit Judge W. B. Shep
pard under a writ of attachment.
Lawyers as well as citizens declare
the affair was an outrage.
A month or more ago the jurist's
secretary was driving Judge Shep
pard home, when, the car hit a ne
gro. The judge . claims he was not
negligent but agreed to pay the in
jured man's bill and give him $50.
The attorneys for the negro refused
to accept this sum and said they
would sue. '
Instead of filing an ordinary suit,
they waited until late Thursday even
ing and swore out a writ of attach
ment. One of the atorneys, accom
panied by a constable and a force of
negroes, went to the judge's home
The following from Charles W.
Brown, publisher of Hoosick Falls,
N. Y., Democrat, is in line with the
sentiment expressed a few weeks ago
by The Enterprise and shows that
those publishers who also run job
plants are beginning to sit up and
Is the fact that the government
of the United States is spending the
money of the people (among them
printers and publishers) for the pur
pose of diverting business from the
printers of the country a demonstra
tion of the kind of "squar deal"
the country is going to get under the
I am loath to believe it.
But recent events have inspired a
deep distrust that only a complete ob
literation of the policy and methods
of the postoffice department will re
place with reassurance.
If the United States government
can with consistency take away from
the printer the printing of envelopes
on the plea that it can do the work
cheaper because the printing is done
simultaneously with the stamping,
why isn't it just as consistent to
print advertisement^ on postal cards
for the same reason? Carry this1
JURY COULD NOT AGREE IN
Planquemine, La., Special.-At 7
o'clock Friday night the jury in the
case of thc State against Fabrian F.
Bouvy, charged with the murder of
Prof. Fred Van Ingen, reported that
it was hopelessly disagreed and was
therefore discharged by Judge
The killing of Van Ingen occurred
on October 3 of last year, while he
STANDARD OIL LITIGA
St. Louis, Special.-The Standard
Oil lawyers mere than made good
their promise to the court to complete
their arguments Friday in defense of
the government's suit to have the
coropration dissolved as a Sehrman
law violator. John G. Johnson, of
Philadelphia, completed his address,
following Mr. Rosenthal, 30 minutes
before the usual time for adjourn
The court asked Mr. Kellogg, the
government's attorney, if he wished
to take advantage of the half hour
in which to commence his replying
argument, but the Federal lawyers
VSOLENT MANIAC SHOOTS U
Aurora, Ul., Special.-John Ander
son, a plumber, becoming violently
insane, Thursday armed himself with
two pistols, a shotgun and three
bombs and killed Mrs. John Mc Vick
er, narrowly missed slaying her hus
band, wounded Mrs. John Belford,
and then committed suicide, blowing
his head cu! with a shotgun. He start
out to kill thc inhabitants of an
entire square in which he said malic
A PROMINENT H?GH POI??
High Point, N. C., Special.-The
people of High Point were shocked
at noon to learn that Mr. J. Lindsav
Ferguson, secretary and treasurer of
thc Atlantic Furniture Company, had
committed suicide at his office some
time between ll and 12 o'clock Fri
day. The workmen in the finishing
room nearby heard thc report of r.
pistol ,and on examination found
Mr. Ferguson lying on thc floor, pis
tol in hr.nd, and bleeding profusely
from tv wound :.n thc right temple. He
Bill and One Republican
erest Taken in Fina!
?ans Make Joyous
i Over Result
and patting their fellow members on
the back.' After adopting a resolu
tion that until further ordered, ses
sions shall be held only on Mondays
and Thursdays the House at 8:20 p.
At the suggestion of Chairman
Payne, the action of the House in fix
ing a rate of one per cent ad valorem
on crude petroleum and its products
was by unanimous consent reconsid
ered and the articles placed on the
The committee amendments in
creasing the Payne rate on barley
from 15 to 24 cents a bushel as well as
the duty on barley malt from 25 to
40 cents a bushel were adopted.
'One minute before 3 o'clock an
amendment was adopted giving far
mers the right to sell their tobacco
in the manufactured state without
paying the tax.
All efforts to change the tariff on
lumber from the existing schedule of
the Dingley kill failed.
Hides are on the free list also, hav
ing nm the gauntlet of opposition.
The bill now goes to the Senate
whose committee has its amended
form ready to report and the senior
body will immediately proceed to its
I OF JUDGE'S EFFECTS
and found Mrs. Sheppard alone witb
her children, one of them a baby of .
only six months. At once they began
to seize everything in .sight and load
ed it on drays. They took all the
furniture except the beds, the cloth
ing of all the members of the fam
ily, the trunks and even the toys of
the little ones.
All he time, Mrs. Sheppard was
pleading with the men to wait until
her husband returned, but they re?
fused to listen and she says they were
both rough and Insolent. Next Mrs.
Sheppard telephoned to the lawyer
of the negro, but as soon as she ex?
plained who she was, she says he ab
ruptly hung up the receiver, saying
he talked business with men only.
Judge Sheppard was in court Fri
day afternoon and openly and bitter
ly . denounced the treatment he had
received as not only outrageous, but
as an attack upon the dignity of the
United States Court. '
C BUSINESS AFFAIRS
principle out to a legitimate conchs*
sion and you will find that every bus
iness in the country would eventually
But the government is not printing
envelopes or anything else at a profit.
The Dayton envelope plant is not
only taking from the printer busi
ness that belongs to bim, but is tax
ing him to help pay for the losses in
curred in running this postal iniquity.
A little figuring will "prove this
statement to be absolutely true. The
government gets 50 cents a thousand
for doing this nasty little trick, and
it costs it about 70 cents per thou
sand to solicit orders for, print and
deliver these envelopes.
But whether the government makes
a profit or not is not the question
Shall the government be allowed
to enter into competition with th?
business of the country from which
it derives the revenues which enable
it to live?
Shall we be compelled to contribute
to a fund that is to be squandered
in an endeavor to cripple us in busi
It's time our congressmen heard
from us.-South Hill, Va., . Enter
THE BOUVY MURDER CASE
was seated by his bride of a few
hours in the chair coach of a Texas
& Pacific train, en route to New
Orleans. Bouvy's attorneys attempt
ed to show that he was decidedly at
tached to Miss Rhorer and that he
smarted under the knowledge of a
great wrong which they attempted to
prove Van Ingen had done Miss
Rhorer before his raarriaire to her.
TION IS CONCLUDED
said he would rather begin his ad
dress in the morning, promising to
finish by the usual closing time.
That will end the hearing. The court
will take the case under advisement
but it is not expected that decision
will be announced before n'cxt fall.
Nintey-fiv? per cent of thc govern
ment's evidence was incompetent and
if judged by the AB C's of the rules
of evidence would be thrown out, Mr.
. John G. Johnson, of Philadelphia,
followed with the concluding ,argu
ment for thc defense, discussing both
tho law and thc facts.
P SQUARE, THEN SUICIDES
ious gossip concerning him had been
circulated. Anderson's mind 'had
been affected for some time and when
he appeared Avith his armament of
bombs and revolvers, he terriorized
thc entire square to which he had an?
nounccd his intention of laying waste.
Th? bombs, he had strapped to his
body. That his already weakened
mind had completely given way was
r BUSINESS MAN SUICIDES
had locked the door of his office, lay
down on the floor and fired the fatal
shot, the bullet from a 44 calibre
pistol, which he kept in the office all
the time, passing entirely through the
head and lodging in the wall. Death
was evidently instantaneous.
When thc workmen found him his.
position showed that he had careful
ly planned tho act. Mrs. Ferguson
and the family physician hurried 'to
the scene, but only lo find life ex