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; Washington, Special.-The first
reading of the traiff bill foi- conaid
erationof committee amendments was
concluded when the Senate adjourned
Frday. According to an agreement
made when the reading was begun
.very paragraph of the entire bill
will be subject to amendment when it
is taken up for final consideration on
each paragraph Monday. While the
whole measure is thus subject to fur
ther revision, alL. conceded chat sub
stantial progress has been made,
There will be no return to many of
the schedules. t
There was comparatively little de
bate on the measure Friday, as Sena
tor Aldrich postponed replying to
many questions asked of him in order
to hasten the conclusion of the read
ing of the measure, saying Le would
make full explanations when the
various amendments receive final con
sideration. Many provisions, includ
ing the wood pulp and wool schedules]
were Friday passed over on specific
During the reading of the tariff
bill, numerous requests "were made on
the part of both Republicans and
Democrats for the passing over o?
varions schedules, although an agree
ment had previously been made that
?ueh action was not. necessary in or
der to permit a Senator to enter anti
obtain a vote on any amendment.
Senators McCumber and Simmom
suggested that the lumber schedule
be passed over and Senator Beveridgt
made the same request in respect to
the tobacco schedules.
HOW SENATOR ALDR1
Senator Aldrich estimates that t
679,70 in 1910 on the basis o:? the im
118,263.54 in 1907.
He calculates that the Aldrich t
than the Dingley law did in 1907.
He claims that the Aldrich bill
nries and $1S3,510,141 from dutiable
He submitted the following state
bursements, actual and estimated, of
to 1911' inclusive :
' Actual receipts and disbursem?i
-.el years 1900 to 190S, inclusive:
Fiscal Tear. Receipts.
jifiOO.: ....$ 567,240,851.8'
1902.^. .. 562,478,233.2]
1903 . 560,396,674.4C
1904.. .. ,. 540,631,749.4(
1905 . 544,274,6S4.3c
1907.. W-. 663,140,334.0;
1?08.: .. 601,126,118.5
Estimated r.*?eipts and disbun
Fiscal Year. Receipts.
1909. 1 .. 605,047,230.0(
1911.. .', ..... .. ,695,000,000.0(
Actual receipts, nine and one-half n
Disbursements, nine and one-half n
Deficit, ri?e and one-half months, 1!
KIDNAPERS IN THE
Mercer, Pa., Special.-Indictment
were returned here Friday night tr
Mercer grand jury against James H
Boyle and his wife in connection witl
the abduction of Willie Wbitla, o
Sharon, Pa., on March 18. A tra
bill was found against Boyle, charg
ing kidnaping. The maximum sen
tence is life imprisonment. In th
case of the woman, the same bill wa
also returned, with an extra conn
charging her with aiding, assistinj
SIX PERSONS INJURE
Fort Gaines,' Ga., Special.-Si:
persons were injured and thousand
of dollars' worth of property de
Stroyed in a cyclone that . swep
through Clay county Friday norning
The approach of the storm threw thi
place into a panic, the roaring of th
elements causing woman and childrei
to run about the streets erring dis
tractedly. Within a few hundrei
yards of Fort Gaines the storm sud
TAYLOR GETS PARDON; G(
Frankfort, Ky., Special.-G-overno
]Wiilson Friday cleared the Kentuck
court records of all charges growin
out o fthe murder in 1900, of Williar
Goebel, except those hanging ove
witnesses in the alleged conspiracy
by granting pardons to former Go"v
W. S .Taylor and Sec. of State Chas
Finley, who have been f?gitives i
the State of Indiana for nine yeai
to' John Powers, brother of Cale
Powers, to Holland Whittaker, Jol
Eichmcnd, Va., Special.-The Ol
Dominion steamer Pocahontas, whic
arrived Wednesday morning, wen
through a cyclone off Wyanoke Is
land, in the James river, on Wednef
day. Women on the steamer becana
pario-stricken when the vessel wa
tossed about like a cockleshell. Tb
boa* was drenched with water, ti
deck chairs were washed away an
Constantinople, By Cable.-The ae
-vance of the concentrated army (
investment began Friday a:?ternoo?
Teaching within two and a indf mil?
of the . Yildiz Kiosk. Cavalryv sei
.ont to reconnoitre and squads we]
sent to picket the bridges across tl
Sweetwaters. Infantry was then ol
served advancing and rumors spres
that the army was about to enter tl
capital and fighting was inevitable
There was a veritable panic. Sho]
keepers put up their shutters.
Bill Will Be Subject to
: is Taken Up Monday ?
?I1 is Thus Subject ?
Senator McLaurin, of Mississippi,
requesting that various schedules un
der the head of agriculture be pass
ed over, Senator Aldrich, asked
"whether he did not wish to make a
simihar request in respect to rice, the
duty on which the finace committee
had allowed to stand afc 2 cents per
pound as passed by the House.
"There is nothing under the agri
cultural schedules that is so high as
the 'duty on rice," , suggested Mr.
."Still we might amend the
schedule," said Mr. McCumher, smil
'.'Let it be passed," interposed
Senator Gallinger with a significant
glance toward the Democratic side.
The Philiipine sugar schedule call
ed forth a vigorous criticism on the
part of Senators Clay and Bacon, of
the policy of admitting sugar from
the Philippine islands to the United
States free of duty. They declared
that the free admission of 225,000
tons of silgar from Porto Rico and
400,000 'tons from the Hawaiian is
lands had not affected the price of re
fined sugar and added that while
g anulated sugar inthe United States
sells for 4.06 cents per pound, it is
sold for 2.70 eents a pound in Lon
don. Mr. Bacon insisted that the
introduction of free Philippine sugar
would, by replacing an equal amount
of dutiable sugar, reduce the reve
nues without any benefit to the peo
ple of this country.
The paragraph was passed- over
under objection by Senators Foster
CH FIGURES SURPLUS
he Aldrich bill will produce $399,052,
portations of 1907,, as against $329,
iill will raise $9,934,426 more in 1910
will collect $155,542,533 from ltti
iments showing the receipts and dis
the Treasury for the fiscal years 1900
its exclusive of Panama Canal for fis
I $487,713.791.71 .$ 79,527,060.18
I -509,967,353.15 77,717,984.33
. 471,190,857.64 91,237,375.57
I 506,039,022.04 54,307,652.36
) 532,237,821.31 ' 8,393,923.09
> 563,360,093.62 .19,085,403.77
I 549,405,425.35 -45,04S,696.32
> 551,705,129.04 111,435,205.01
} -62i;i02,390.64 .19,976,272.11
sements for fiscal years 1909 to 1911,
) $674,509,630.00 .69,462,450.0C
) 700,000,000.oo ?45,000,000.00
) 655,0Q0,000.ob . 30,000,C00.oo
?onths, 1909.. . . ., . .$46S,042,S73.2S
aonths, 1909. 533,936,815.88
MESHES OF THE -AW
and abetting in the kidnaping. The
indictment against Mrs. Boyle identi
fies her as follows: Mary Doe, alias
Helen Anna McDermott. Parker.
Miner, Yorke and Boyle. The trial
of the abductors will begin next Fri
day, April 30. The grand jury re
ported that Sheriff Chess had been
instructed by them to place Boyle in
a burglar-proof cell because of recent
attempts' to liberate him hy parties
on the outside.
D IN GEORGIA CYCLONE
de'nly swerved and took away only
a corner of the town, demolishing, a
number of negro romes, wrecking t?ie
country homes of B. F. Grimsey and
J. W. Sutton. Mr. Grimsey, Mrs
West, two negro children ? a id . two
farm, hands of Mr. Grimsey were in
jured. A Central, of Georgia trail?
escaped by the narrow margin of
thirty ' seconds, having passed that
far ahead of the cvclone.
)EBEL'S MURDER UNAVENGED
Davis, of Louisville, and Zach Steele,
of Bell county.
j 'Those over whom indictments are
left hanging are Walton Golden, of
Knox Co., now in Colorado; Frank
Cecil, of Bell county, now a railroad
detective in St. Louis, and WilU?m ?f .
Coulton, of Owesley county, said to
have died in the West recently.
These cases, with the possible ex
ception of that against Cecil, will be
dismissed, leaving Henry E. Youtsey,
now serving a life sentence in the
State penitentiary, the only person ti
suffer for the assasination of Goebel.
an automobile on board had to be
lashed to the deck.to prevent its be
ing washed overboard. The members
of the crew were compelled to tie
themselves to their posts to escape1
being blown over the side. The steam
er was badly damaged. Pessengers
say the hurricane came as suddenly as
a bolt from the, heavens, and took
. Evidently the constitutionalists an
of two minds with regard to the rulei
of their country. The Parliamentarj
deputies, who held sessions at Sar
Stefano Friday, seem to be in favoi
of his deposition ; but the splendid re
ception, which was accorded the Sui
tan on his appearance in public, wat
a graphic demonstration that his ma
jesty retains a strong hold on tin
people. No guarantees of any kine
p- i have been given to thc Sultan by tb?
ICE J?MiLOCKS RIVER
Beeideiits .and . Property , Owners.
Meng Banks of the Lower Niagara
River Are Panic\ Stricken.
Lewiston, N. Y., Special-Tho
great ice jam still seals the waters of
the lower Niagara river. In '24
hours the ponderous mass has not
moved forward a hair's breadth. '
Residents and property owners all
along the banks from Queenston to
Lake Ontario are panic stricken, fear
ing out so much a futrehr rise in the
river as the sudden breaking of the
jam., The ice, which, in its slow
progress during the past few days,
has uprooted huge trees and carried
away dozens of docks and boat hous
es would, it is feared, in a sudden
rush, erase acres of territory along
the upper banks of the river.
With the approval of the War De
partment and Governor Hughes, ef
forts are being made by State em
ployes to dislodge the ice jam in the
Niagara by the use of dynamite. Re
ports submittad to Superintendent
Stevens by experts in the use of ex
plosives, detailed to make an exami
nation of the river, stated that con
ditions were serious; that the ice waff
twelve miles long and sixty feet high;
that damage was, inevitable and that
something should be done at once.
They recommended the use of dyua
j Tov-r billed ia Tornado.
Cleveland, 0., Special.-Probably
four deaths, scdres of persons injur
ed, and hundreds of thousands of dol
lars worth of damage marked the
path of the tornado which passed
acoss the northern part of Ohio at
noon Wednesday. The storm con
sumed only five minutes in passing a
given point; but . during that brief
period it was as dark as night, hail
battered in windows, lightning set
fire- to hundreds of buildings, and the
wind, which reached a velocity of 66
miles an hour, razed buildings and
chimneys, tore off roofs, laid low
many telegraph and telephone lines
and demoralized traffic upon .steam
and electric railways. In neighbor
ing towns considerable damage was
done. Ten dwellings were reported
to have been blown to the ground iii
the southwestern part of the city.
Many homes were burned as the fire
department could not attend to all of
th? calls. An unidentified young wo
man was blown into a lake and
Alabama Statute is Held Invalid.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-The
State* law of Alabama annulling the
licenses of foreign corporations tak
ing cases from State to federal courts
has been declared unconstitutional in
a decision by Judge Thomas G. Jones
of the United States court of the mid
dle district of Alabama. He said
that the law violated both the State
and the federal constitutions. The
decision was made in an order en
joining the secretary of state from
canceling the license of the Western
Telegraph company in Alabama.
Judge Jones holds that the act ia
violative of -the 14,.th amendment of
the federal constitution, in that it
does not apply to ?domestic corpora
tions as ft does to foreign, and of
the state constitution because it de
nies the right given by that instru
ment to a corporation to conduct its
business without molestation. He
holds that the law is in no sense jus
tified as a police measure.
"Tennessee Dutch" in Jail.
Atlanta, Ga., Special,-Advises re
ceived here by the post office" inspector
in charge from the authorities at
Bowling Green, Ky., ar to the effect
that a man believed to be " Tennessee
Dutch,** the notorious safeblowci
who recently escaped from the Green
ville, S. C., jail, is under arrest there.
The man is being held pending identi
American Schooner Seized.
Yancover, British Columbia, By
Cable.-The cruiser Kestrel, of the
Dominion government, arrived in
port Wednesday, having in charge the
American halibut tushing schooner
Charles Levi Woodbury, which she
captured after firing four rounds
from her machine guns, and threat
ening to sink the alleged poaching
vessel unless she surrendered. The
action took place Sunday afternoon
in northern waters, alleged to be con
tiguous to Canada.
Roosevelt at Mombassa-.
Mombassa, British East Africa,
By Cable.- Ex-president Theodore
Roosevelt arrived here Wednesday
evening on the steamer Admiral. Mr.
Roosevelt was in thc best of health,
as were all the members of his party.
The people of Mombassa were in a
great state of expectancy throughout
the day, and the first word of the
sighting of the ship brought them in
crowds to vantage points, where they
might catch sight of Roosevelt.
For Relief of Foreigners.
Tiflis, By Cable.-General Snarsky,
who was in command of the Russian
punitive expedition to Julfa in 190S,
has-been designated to lead the pro
posed Russian exp?dition into Per
sia. This expedition has been or
ganized at the suggestion of Great
Britain for the relief of the foreign
ers at Tabriz. Ks departure, how
ever, has been postponed on account
of the armistice granted by the
Ten Thousand Reported Killed.
London, By Cable.-A special dis
patch form Athens Wednesday says
telegrams from Mersina say fully
10,000 persons were killed in the anti
Christian rioting of the last few days
in the Adana and Tarsus districts.
Entire villages were razed and the
country is a smoking wilderness.
GLEANINGS'FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Homo and
Four wealthy*; white men were
lynched by hanging in Oklahoma last
Monday for tEe murder, of an officer.
A terrific cyclone passed np James
River, Virgt?iaV;\/on Wednesday,
working wonderful freaks and doing
considerable damage especially to
boats .along the river.
Since the Easter cold an ice'wall
12 miles long and 60 feet high has
made a dam just above Niagara Falls.
It is being dynamited to prevent the
great damage of: turning the .river
out of its natural-cburse.
Robbers tunnelled their way under
four buildings and; entered a bank at
Suffolk, Va., last .week.; They could
not open the vault but secured about
. Capt. Minus,' who recently resign
ed as military commandant at Clem
son Collegey has published some sharp
reflections' on 'President Mell, who
seems to defend himself against ev
ery charge. The controversy how
ever is a matter'of much interest in
The Beech Island, Farmers' Club,
at Augusta, Ga., is said to have the
original copy of .Gen. Lee's farewell
address delivered at Appomattox.
' Leo M?llhern, ? ?2 year old boy,
is missing from his home in Cinci
nati. Several letters haye been re
ceived by his mother demanding a
A tornado' struck Cleveland. Ohio,
at noon Wednesday and' left five
dead, with a possible fatal list of 20
and a property loss of $500,000.
The widow of the famous Col.
Robert Gt Ingersoll, .recently won a
long drawn out suit against An
drew J. Davis,- a wealthy mine owner,
of Montana, -for $133,810, a fee for
her husband's legal services.
The five Powhatan county, Va.,
murderers will be .put to death-two
on April 30, two on May 5, and one
on May 7." They were sentenced to
die on same day but prison officials
realized too much difficulty in tho
At Robinson, Bl., a nitro-glycerine
factory blew t?p-'last week carrying
two men and every trace of the plant
away into atoms.
At Stuart, Iowa, last Sunday hail
stones weighing as much as half a
pound fell almost as in sheets?
A glass factory at Mannington, W.
Va., was burned Monday entailing a
loss of $50,000 and throwing 150
men out of employment.
It, is said that James A. Patten
made about $5,000,000 on the late
flurry in the weat nr-ket, and that
he will retire from th oit.
Judge . William He is Mann and
Mr. Henry St. Gejjpr; "ucker, candi
d?tes for governor "a hot" joint
debate at Boydton. a., Monday
A negro ran am;:-' in Richmond,
Va., with a shotgun ?md a pistol,
wounding four persons before he was
Five men were seriously burned by
an explosion of gas in a mine at
. Warnock, Ohio, near Wheeling, W.
Mi*, and Mrs. James H. Boyle held
as the .kidnappers of- "Willie""'
Whitla, are to be tried in Pennsyl
vania. Ohio had set up a claim on
them. , i..
The steamer Elberward was sunk
in Lake Michigan by striking an ice
floe and five of the crew drown e d
It is said that the Houston Oil
Company will take over the proper
ties of the Waters-Pierce Oil Com
panv, which was ordered to cease
business in Texas.
The builder of the railroad across
the .Florida Keys, is dead .
Miss Jesse Brown shot Earl P.
Adams, an actor of the Mabel Paige
Company at Jacksonville^ Fla., on
Tuesday, because haying. been once
engaged to her he had since conclud
ed to marry Miss Elizabeth Bagley.
Senator Stone, of Missouri, op
poses the policy of President Taft
as to the Philippines and would have
the United States to prepare to with
draw by 1915.
Senator Aldrich spoke on the tariff
fighting the. income tax and giving
notice that he intended to hurry the
The state of Texas has finally won
a suit against the Waters-Pierce Oil
Companv by which it will receive
$2.000,000 in cash.
Mrs. Matthew Y. Scott was elected
on Ttyursdav as president general of
the D. A. R.
Mrs. Sarah Thompson, who acted
the part of a spy that caused the cap
ture of Geo. John Morgan ,in the Civil
war, and was carried on the pension
roll as a soldier, was most painfully
hurt by being run over by a Trac
tion Company car last Wednesday
morning. She is 71 years old but
still holds a position in thc Capitol.
President Taft on Wednesday di
rected the scout cruisers Chester arid
Salem to carry thc Liberian Com
mission to Monrovia. - -
The young Turks seem to have
the better of the Turkish Sultan and
will make him abdicate or yiald to
their demands, which will probably
mean no more riotinc: in Armenia.
It is said that 5,000 persons most
ly Christians, in Annenia, perished
in the late riots and that Adana is
Ex-President Roosevelt has left
Bombassa where he received great
ovations and is now on the hunting
grounds of Africa.
After twenty hours devoted to
counting and recounting the ballots
cast Thursday the Daughters of the
American Revolution Friday found
the honors of the biennial election of
their society divided between the ad
ministration and the anti-administra
tion forces. The big fight of the con
gress was won by the administration,
in the election of Mrs. Matthew T.
Scott, of Illinois, to be president
general. The second officer m point
of honor, that of vice president-gen
eral in charge of organisations, how
ever, went to the anti-administration
followers by the election of Mrs. Mi
randj B.. Tulloch, of this city.
With a majority over Mrs. William
Ottmarings Story, of New York, of
only 8 votes ont of 873 ballots cast,
Mrs. Scott's victory goes down upon
the records of the society as one of
the most closely contested in the his
tory of the organixatin. Scarcely hod
the first wave of disappointment at
the narrow defeat of Mrs. Story
swept' over her followers before
action was takeh to renew the fight
to elect the retiring State regent as
president-general two years hene?,
whn Mrs. Scot's term of office will
So close an election stirred the con
gress beyond the experience of years.
It was characterized by a bitterness
that prevented the motion of Mrs.
Story to make the election of her
rival un?nimous being adopted, with
dissent from a group of anti-adminis
'. . .
Senator MeCumber, of North Da
kota, Tuesday, in criticising the con
ference report on the census bili,!
made the charge that the census of
fice has in its employ in one bureau
the wife of a secretary of a Represen
tative in Congress, the wives of two
officials of the War Department and
the wife of a prominent official in
the Treasury Department. "Promo
tion," he said, "seems to be almost
wholly for women who have husbands
in tlie departments. This is getting
to be a city of official families hold
ing positions under government.'1
. . .
In the Senate Wednesday cotton
seed oil was tho subject of an ex
change of opinion between protection
ists Republicans and tariff-for-revenue
'Senator Simmons, of North Caro
lina, protested against such action,
declaring lhat he was free to say that
he was not in f?vor of placing cotton
seed oil on the free list.
Stating that the importation of
cotton seed oil in 1908 was 202 gal
lons, worth $81, and yielded revenue
of $8.28, Mr. Aldrich said the tax
on that article was "for protection
pure and simple."
"Any pretense," declared Mr. Till
man, rising in his place and speaking
in vigorous language, "that there is
protection on cotton seed oil through
such a duty is a humbug. Cotton
seed oil producers do not want any
protection at alL" w I
. . .
Senator Cummins' bill for an in
come tax provides as follows:
Upon incomes not exceeding $10,
000, 2 per cent; upon incomes not ex
ceeding $20,000, 2 1-2 per cent ; upon
incomes not exceeding $40,000, 3 per
cent; upon incomes not exceeding
$00,000 3 1-2 per cent; upon incomes
not exceeding $80,000, 4 per cent;
upon incomes not exceeding $100,000,
5 per cent; upon all incomes exceed
ing $100,000, 6 per cent.
Mr. Cummhis believes that the
graduated tax so provided for will
produce a somewhat less revenue
than a flat tax of 3 per cent and is
of the opinion that the amount raised
under his amendment would be about
' PROMINENT PEOPLE,
E. H. Harriman returned to New
York City from a three months' rest
in the South and West.
Stefan von Kotze, one of the lead
ing German writers, died from apo
plexy, aged thirty-nine years.
Representative Sereno Payne, of.
New York, author of the Payne Tar
iff bill, is a baseball enthusiast.
Professor Goldwin Smith, now in
Jiis eighty-sixth year, is still a fre
quent contributor to the newspapers
Prince Henry of Prussia delivered
a lecture in Berlin, illustrated with
moving pictures, on his voyage in the
King Alfonso is seeking to bring
about the marriage of King Manuel
of.Portugal, and his cousin, Princess
Maria Pilar of Bavaria.
The President's plans for the sum
mer and early fall, including the itin
erary for a prolonged trip, were given
out at Washington, D. C.
' Among the passengers that sailed
for New York from Southampton was
Professor William Osier, regius pro
fessor of medicine at Oxford.
Anton Hess, the sculptor, died at
Munich, Bavaria. He was seventy
one years old and held thc profes
sorship of plastic art in the Munich
Technical High School. ,
Dr. Samuel Fozzi, a noted French
surgeon and gynecologist, arrived ?in
New York to represent the French
government at the centennial of the
first operation of ovariotomy in this
General Leonard Wood, U. S. A.,
and Mrs. Wood returned to Governors
Island. N. Y., from Porto Rico. Gen
eral Wood has been on a tour of in
spection, reviewing troops aud in
specting army posts.
A cotton-ploking machine has bees
devised, on lines similar to the vacu
um-process cleaning machines. Th<
vacuum-producing apparatus, driven
by a gasoline engine, is mounted OD
a wide-wheel truck which is drawn
about the cotton field by mules. Eac"b
operator has 100 feet of hose with
the picker suction-tip at the end. Il
is claimed that each operator cai
gather 700 pounds of seed cotton ;>r>
day of ten hours, at a total cost o
from $2.15 to $3.10 pe;- opfvatiou pc
day.-Farmers' Home Journal.
. Spartanburg, Special. "- Harvey
Bradford, colored, charged with burg
lary, entering the room of Miss Julia
Reed, a student of Converse Colh-ge,
was convicted on last Saturday, the
jury returning a verdict late in the
afternoon. The principal witness was
Miss Reed, the heroine of the night
in question. In a most dramatic man
ner she described the midnight in
truder and told of the fierce strug
gle she had with him and the bite
she gave him, causing him to flee. In
his flight he dropped his hat, which,
with' the bite she gave him, served
as a clue that led to his arrest. Har
vey is a rough looking negro, who
lives in the outskirts of the city.
Under the verdict he was given ? life
John. Guinn, white, who was con
victed on the charge of manslaugh
ter for the killing of Earle Trammell
at Greer several weeks ago, was sen
tenced to serve two years. The jury
recommended him ta the, mercy of the
court. Will Haywood, who killed
Matthews Harley, at Reidvil?e several
months ago. and found guilty, of man
slaughter, was sentenced to serve
twelve years in thc pen. John Col
lins, convicted of killing Jot Lock
man ? last Christmas Eve, and who
was recommended to mercy, was giv
en a life sentence.
Negro Hanged at Chester.
Chester, Special-Lawson Addison,
colored, was hanged here Friday for
the murder of Matilda McMaster and
Mamie Halsell. The execution took
place in the jail, an immense crowd
gathering around the building, but
only a few being admitted to the in
ner precincts. The drop fell at 10:25
a. m., and in twenty minutes Addison
was cut down. His neck was broken
by the fall. The execution passed off
quietly. There was no sort of demon
stration, and the feeling among thoss
who ga>hered seemed to be that Addi
son had mei with a righteous ,fate.
He admitted this himself. He advis
ed his race to heed the advice of the
white race and shun liquor.
Orangeburg "Drys" Organize.
Orangeburg, Special.-Dr. P. A.
Baker, of the Anti-Saloon League of
America, made a strong address to
a very good audience again Tuesday
night. After the regular exercises
of the evening a conference of prohi
bitionists was held and a committee
formed to organize an executive cotn
.mittee to take charge of the cam
paign in this county. Mr. A. W.
Summers and the Rev. B. M. Fore
man are chairman and secretary, re
spectively, of this committee. A rep
resentative from each of the churches
of the city is also, on the committee.
This committee is to report a plan of
organization to a public meeting to
be he?c?' later/"
Fire Destroys Large Barn.
Darlington, Special.-Fire Monday
morning about 1 o'clock destroyed
the large barn of Mr. E. 0. Woods of
the local bar, in the rear of his resi
dence on Cashua street, together
with a buggy and a carriage. The
fire also came near killing a horse in
thc stable. This makes the third fire
in Darlington in less than two weeks,
no one of which has destroyed more
than $1,000 worth of property. The
work of the local fire department is
largely creditable for this, and it can
not be too highly praised. Monday
morning two streams of water were
playing on the building ten minutes
after the alarm was turned in.
, Drowned in Saluda River.
Greenville, Special.-F. C. Buckner
who has been in the employ of the
Pelzer Manufacturing company, was
drowned in the Saluda river Sunday
afternoon hile swimming. The body
was recovered about dusk, Sunday
uight. His mother lives in this city.
Rosemary, Special.-The citizens
of the Rosemary school district, cre
ated by an Act of the last session of
the Legislature, are very much grati
fied over the election held last Sat
urday for the purpose of issuing
$7.000 for the erection of a new
school building at Rosemary. There
was nota single vote against tbe pro
losition. The people of this district
ire keenly interested in the cause of
ducation. The new school building
viii be of brick and will be modern
-n every particular. Something like
.!00 children will attend this schcol.
St Matthew's Fears Smallpox.
St. Matthew's, Special.-At the
suggestion and request of the secre
tary of the State board of health, the
phycicians of this town met Tuesday
in the office of Dr. A. R. Able and
formulated plans for a thorough vac
cination of the people of this com
munity. 'This action was thought
necessary in view of the outbreak of
smallpox in a few towns of the up-j
Father and Two Sons in Limbo.
Lexington, Special.-Tillman Proc
tor, Sr., is in the jail at Saluda with
a sentence of two years in the State
Penitentiary hanging over his head,
having been convicted of thc charge
if obtaining money under false pre
ences from an Augusta commission
inn while his two sons, E. W. Proe
or and Tillman Proctor, Jr., arc
anguishing behind the bars of the
?exington jail charged with obtain
ng money under false pretences from
a Batcsburg bank.
VA NE wr ?TEMS
Ti All Sections of the State and
Real Estate Hising.
Columbia, Special!-Men who have
money to invest., in this country ari
looking for real estate, and the result
is that land has gone up ?bout here
at east twice as high as it was ten ?i
twelve years ago. Factory stock is
not as desirable as it was a few yean
since, and the country is pretty well
filled with banks, which fact has caus
ed men who have money to invest to
tum. their attention more to reaJ
estate. With the improved methods
of farming now in use and the proba*
bility of still greater improvement!
in agriculture, the prospect is good
for this Piedmont country to be one
of the most- prosperous parts of- the
In the Interests of Farmers. .
Senator Smith got in some good
work in the TJ. S. Senate Wednesday
for the farmers of South Caroina,
when he began his fight for the reten
tion of sulphate of ammonia on the
free list in the new tariff bill. Al
though this commodity is placed un
der the head of those that are to be
admitted free, Senator Smith feared
that through some means a duty
might be placed on it which Would
come out of the pockets ef the far
mers in the end. He protested on thc
floor bf thc Senate and secured per
mission-to place his remarks in the
Congressional Record at length. ?
Inspecting Lexington Farms.
Lexington, Special-The Hon. H
J. Watson, commissioner of agricul*
ture, and Prof. Ira W. Williams, in
charge of the farm demonstration
work in South Carolina for the Unit?
ed States Government, were here
Tuesday inspecting the demonstra?
tion farms near here, which are undei
the supervision of Mr. G. A. D?rricki
Both were agreeably surprised ai
the progress made on these ? farms
Commissioner Watson took photo
graphs of several patches of vetch)
which crop is said to do better it(
Lexington than in any of the othei
counties in the State. Mr. Watson
took snapshots at a hunch of heel
Negro's Case tb Be Appealed.
Laurens,Special.-John Henry An
? derson was not hanged on Friday as
has for some time been expected ; and
: if he is ever to hang, it will not be
for several months yet. This situa
! tion is brought about by the fact that
1 Attorneys Richey and Blackwell have
! served notice of intention to appeal
[ to the Supreme Court for a new trial,
j basing the appeal on alleged erroni
: in the trial and sentence of the con
; demned negro. It is understood that
: the cases for this circuit do not come
"p in the Supreme Court for at least
; six months, and that even if the ap
peal is dismissed, it will be some time-,
before the execution.
Making Sumter a Clean City.
Sumter, Special.-The ladies of the
Civic League are making active prep
arations for the reception of the Fed
eration of Woman's Clubs of South
Carolina on April 27. This organiza
tion of patriotic ladies not only main
tains a nurse, who attends to the
needs of the sick among the poor of
the? city, but fee' a great; deal of
civic pride in the appearance of the
city. Already a number of the pub
lic places have been greatly improv
? ed under their direction, and the
i League is constantly encouraging pri
I vate property owners -to beautify,
Damage Suit Against Southern Won
hy the Railroad.
Saluda, Special-The jun' in the
case of Krepps against the Southern
Railway Company, being a suit fol
damages in the sum of two thousand
dollars for alleged personal injuries,
sustained while alighting from a pas
senger train in Augusta, returned f
verdict in favor of the railroad.
State Treasury at Low Ehh.
Columbia, Special-The State of
South Carolina Monday made ar
rangements to borrow. $500.000; if sov
much be necessary, at any time this
year. It appearing that the hid of
J. P. Matthews, for the Palmetto
National Bank-, of Columbia was the
lowest offer, as appeared from the
bids submitted, the said offer to make
thc loan at three (3) per cent in
'.erest for the Palmetto National Bank
was accepted. It will be necessary
for the State to borrow about $200,
000 at once on account of the pen
sion payments .
Four Arrests in Scranton.
Scranton, Special.-As a result of
an investigation held here Tuesday
and Wednesday by Deputy Insurance
Commissioner Wharton relating to
the burning of P. M. Lee's store last
December, the following men were ar
rested by Sheriff Geo. J. Graham: P.
M. Lee, C. P. Johnson. Bert Johnson
and C. F. Kamrow. The two John
sons are brothers and acted as sales
men for Lee. ,. .,
Woman's Monument Fund.
Columbia, Special.-The Woman's
Monument Fund is growing with
very gratifying progress. The total
has crossed the .f4,000 line. There is
need of work in twenty or more
counties to bring them up to meet
the enthusiasm of such counties as
Sumter, which has given n?arly $400.
When (he required .$7.500 -is raised
our state will have set the pace for
the other Confederate States in this
long neglected work of love to honor
the peerless heroines of tho South.