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Washington^ Special.--All doubt
as to whcve President Taft stands
with regard to the downward revision
cf the tariff was swept away Friday
when a statement was given out at
the White House setting forth in de
tail what the President had to say to
23 Republican members of Congress
who called to protest against putting
Taw material on the free list.
The President decl?rese that the
Republican party is committed to a
downward revision; that he has nev
er had any other idea of the Chicago
platform, and that he personally has
promised a downward revision to the
This statement was interpreted in
some quarters here Friday night as
a direct notification to the conferees
?on the tariff bill that if the measure
they finally agree upon does not con
stitute u material reduction in spe
cific duties, the President will veto
"The /President said that he was
not committed to the principle of free
"raw material, but that he was com
mitted to the principle of a down
ward 'revision of the tariff, which he
?ad promised, and that. he was
obliged to look at the matter, not
from the standpoint of any particu
lar district, hut from the standpoint
.of responsibilitv for the entire Re
MRS. EVELYN NESBIT TH A1
White Plains, N.T.; Special-Har
ry K. Thaw's wife, formerly the
chorus girl, Evelyn Nesbit, went on
the stand here Thursday and gave
damaging testimony against him. It
was the strongest point scored so
far by the State in its fight to keep
Thaw in the asylum for the criminal
insane at Matteawan. When Thurs
day's session was concluded, ad
journment was taken until July 26.
"Did Harry K. Thaw threaten to
take your life?" she was asked di
rectly by Deputy Attorney General
The court room was hushed and
Evelyn Thaw turned appealingly to
Justice Mills. She begged to be al
lowed not to answer because she said
she knew she would incur his ever
But the court ruled that the only
possible grounds upon which she
could decline to answer were that it
would tend to incriminate her, and
he added that he did not see how
that would he applicable to her sit
. "Yes, he did," she said in a low
. "What were his exact words?"
demanded Mr. Clarke.
"He said: 'When41 get out of here
I suppose I will have to kill you.' "
EIGHTEEN MEET THEIR Di
r Philadelphia^ * Special. - Eighteen
persons were killed in the collapse
' of the' Archambault Building, at
Eleventh and Market streets, at 1
o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Afc 2 o'clock ten bodies had been
taken from the ruins, anrl twenty of
the seriously injured had been re
moved to hispitals.
It is believed there are at least
fifteen or twenty other persons in
Policemen and firemen were work
ing like beavers in their attempt to
tear down the debris. Ropes, with
block and tackle, are employed in
the endeavor to get under the ruins
and raise ?he mass of wreckage from
the bodies of the victims. ,
With the execution of Peter Fritz,
foreman of the workmen, who was
TfiEBOLL WEEVIL AND BAI
Yew York. Special.-One of the
most remarkable breaks in the his
tory of the New York cotton market
occurred Friday as a result of a spe
cial report- on the boll weevil situa
tion by the government entomologist,
Dr. Hunter. At the end of the decline
cotton for new crop delivery -was sell
TO ISSUE $40,000,000.00 BC
Washington, Special. - Congress
will be asked at the instance of Pres
ident Taft to authorize the issuance
of bonds to the extent of the latest
estimate of thc cost of the Panama
canal. This issue would he in lieu
of that proposed in the rider to thc
Payne tariff bill (stricken out in the
Scast*) authorizing the issuance of
$40,003,000 in bonds to reimburse the
general fund of the treasury for the
purchase of the canal property
This decision was reached Thurs
day at a Sunclieon conference at the
I MOHAMMED ALI, SHAH CM
Teheran, Special.-Mohamed Ali,
Shah of Persia, was dethron?d Fri
day and the Crown Prince, Sultan
Ahmed Mirza. was proclaimed Shah
by the National Assembly, composed
of tho chief Mujtehids and thc lead
ers of the Nationalist forces in the
presence of au immense crowd in
Mohamed Ali has taken refuge in
the Russian summer legation at Ser
zene, where ^ he is under the protec
MIL WEBB SAYS THE BAL
Washington, Special.-Speaking of
the bul introduced by Representative
Cowies, Representative Webb said
"He shows unfamiliarity with our
own election laws in making this
statement, for there he will find it a
crime to abet illegal registration, to
bribe or attempt to bribe a voter, in
timidating ai voter or discharging anJ
At White House Setting
?he President Had To
;e Members of Con
led To Protest
publican party. He said the ques
tion in each case was a question of fact
to be determined by evidence, as to
whether the present duty was needed
for protection or whether the rate
was excessive, so that a downward
revision or putting the article on the
free list would not injury the in
"He repeated the platform of tho
Republican party and said he had al
ways understood that it meant a
dowward revision in many instances,
though perhaps in some few instances
an increase might be needed; that he
reached this construction of the plat
form on what he understood to be the
principle of protection and its pusti
fication, namely, that after an indus
try was protected by a duty equal to
the difference between the cost or
production abroad and the cost
in this country, including a fair
profit to the manufacturer, the en
ergy and enterprise of American bus
iness men and capitalists, the effec
tiveness of Amercian labor and the
ingenuity of American inventors un
der the impulse of competition be
hind the tariff wall, would reduce the
cost of production, and that, with the
reduction and the cost of production
the tariff rate would become unnec
essarily high and ought to be re
W TELLS OF THE THREAT
"Why did he say that?"
"We were discussing his mental
condition. I had asked him what he
meant, and he said: 'You know I
was not crazy on the night that I
shot white.7 I asked him again and
he said: 'You know that I missed
White by two minutes on the day be
Thaw, when asked about his wife's
testimony after court, said he was
not surprised at her attitude but de
nied that he ever threatened her life.
Before leaving White Plains Thurs
day night, Evelyn fhaw said:
"If the Thaw family had done the
right thing by me I would never have
taken the stand to testify against my
husband. But they wouldn't guar
antee me the- allowance I asked for.
"I must go out and get a living
some how. I can't go back to the
stage. My notoriety would prohibit
?hat. I will try to get work as a
model. I can do it, too, I am sure.
"Often I feel sorry I ever saw the
stage at all. As a model I can be
a good- girl and earn enough to keep
me. I can hope for nothing from
my husband's family.
"I don't know whether or not my
husband will harm me if he is re
leased. He has made one threat,
though, and that has terrified me.''
SATH WHEN WALLS CRASH
identified by a numbered tag, none
of the dead at the morgue had been
identified up to a late hour in the
afternoon. All are horribly crushed,
making identification difficult.
With a crash that could be heard
for blocks, the walls of the building
which is being renovated by the
United Gas Improvement Company,
fell, carrying with them ten work
men who had just returned to work
from the noon hour, and burying a
score or more pedestrians who were
passing through tlio busy thorough
When the huge cloud of dust ros?,
the bricks and mortar were seen piled
in the streets as far out as the car
tracks, a mass twentv feet high. Un
derneath the ruins could be heard
the groans, and shrieks of those who
had been imprisoned.
) SEASON SCARE SUBSIDES
lng at $2 a bale less than the closing
price on Thursday.
The break was marked by panicky
liquidation and excitement seldom
equaled except in times of complete
demoralization. Within half an hour
prices declined fully 35 points; and
while the market recovered a few
points of the loss, the close was bare
iNDS FOR. PANAMA CANAL
White House in which President
Taft, Senator Aldrich, Chairman
Payn?, of the House ways and means
committee, Secretary of the Treas
ury MacVeah and Assistant Secre
tary Norton participated.
The Goethals' estimate cf
000,000 as the cost of the canal com
plete, was used as a basis fov* the
proposed . bond issue.
The Secretary of the Treasury
would be empowered to issue the
bonds from time to time as the mon
ey is needed, at interest not to ex
ceed 3 per cent.
? PERSIA, IS DETHRONED
tion of detachments of Cossacks and
seperys attached to the Serzende by
the .Russian and British diplomatic
The new Shah is yet in his minor
ity, and .Izad U. Mnlk, head of the
Kajar'family, has bien appointed re
Si'pahckr, one of the most active
leaders of the movement, has taken
office as Minister of War and Govern
or of Teheran.
LOt IS WELL PROTECTED
employe on account of his vote, dis
turbing elections, fradulent voting,
impersonating another voter, treating
with liquor, false entries by election
officers, failure of officer to make re
turns vf election, f-Ise return, etc.
Our laws to protect elections are as
good as any State has, North or
South, and the unscrupulous and dis
honest election officers of whom Mr.
Cowies complains, surrely do not live
in his district or he would not have
MRS. HAYES DEAD
Last of Family of.the President of
the Confederate States 'Snccumbs
to Combination of Diseas?s---Suc
ceeded Her Younger Sister 'aar
"Daughter of the Confederacy.1 '
Colorado Springs, Col., Special.
Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, daughter of
Jefferson Davis, President of the Con
federacy, died Sunday night .at her
home after an illness of six months.
Mrs. Hayes, 54 years old, was the
wife J. Addison Hayes, president
of _''irst National Bank of Colo
Friends throughout the country had
gained the impression that Mrs. Hayes
suffered from cancer, but the causa
of her death was announced by at
tending physicians as a complication
of diseases. 1
Mrs. Hayes, tho last of the family
of the only President of the Confed
eracy, after the death of her sister,
Miss Winnie Davis, in New ATork
city, made a trip through the South a
few years ago, when she was made
the "Daughter of the Confederacy"
in her sister's stead. Her mother,
widow of the Southern President, died
in New York about two years ago.
Mrs. Hayes is survived by two sons,
Jefferson Hayes Davis and William
Hayes, and two daughters, Lucy
Hayes and Mrs. Virginia Webb, wife
of Dr. Gerald B. Webb, of Colorado
Springs. Jefferson Hayes Davis bears
the name of his', grandfather through
a special act of the Legislature.
It is expected that official notice
of her death will be given at once by
the heads of the various Confederate
organizations of the South, and a fit
ting tribute paid by them to her
Only a short time ago, Mrs. W. J.
Behan, of New Orleans, one of the
leaders of the Daughters of the Con
federacy, received a letter from Mrs.
Hayes, thanking the former for 'her
efforts to bring about the restoration
on Cabin John Bridge, near Washing
ton of the name of Mr. Davis, which
had been chiseled off after his acces
sion to the presidency of the Con
Motor Cycle lipreads Death.
Berlin, By Cable.-Four persons
were killed, more than twenty
seriously injuree, and a dozen
others slightly injured as the
result of the explosion of
a motor cycle, and a fire which
followed it, during a cycle race at the
old botanic gardens Sunday evening.
Thousands of spectators had gathered
around the track which was opened
for the first time a few days ago.
During an endurance race, the tire
of one of the pacemakers' motor cy
bele burst and the rider lost control
The benzine exploded in a burst of
flame and the machine leaped into
the air. The rider was. thrown off
and fell against other competitors.
So teriffic was the speed of the mo
tor cycle that it continued on its
course after the explosion, crashing
ininto the public stand, hurling specta
tors right and leftr and setting on
fire several women's dresses. Two;
women were instantly killed and their
bodies,, satnated with flaming ben
zine, were burned to cinders. The
wooden stand caught fire, and the
flames flashed in the faces of by
standers, who, with clochhig ablaze
rushed about shrieking with pain and
fear. A panic ensued, in which a
great number of persons, including
children, were badly trampled.
Eighteen men and four women were
seriously injured, two of the men
having since died, he hospital sur
geons say that several others are in
a hopeless condition.
Big Fire at Rocky Mount.
Rocky Mount, Special.-Fire was
discovered in a room on the sec
ond floor of ' the Hammond Hotel
Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. The
building was crowded, containing
about 100 guests.
Rare presence of mind caused the
opening of a tap on the third floor
by the first fireman who reached the
burning building. This preserved
the stairway until the third floor
occupants could hurry from the
building in their night clothes.
The loss is reported at about $20,
000 on the building, without insur
ance: furnishings about $3,500, part
Sixteen Perish in Water.
New York. Special.-Sixteen per
sons, five of them women, met death
by drowning in the waters either sur
rounding or in thc vicinity of New
York Sunday. Ten of the victims per
ished after the capsizing of the ex
cursion sloop Roxana, carrying 22
passengers, which was struck by a
sudden squall in lower New York
bay, midway between Coney Island
Point and Hoffman Island, late Sun
day afternoon. Of the survivors, one
woman, Mrs. C. Knudson, of Brook
lyn, is in such a serious condition
that she probably will die. Her two
daughters were drowned.
Frenchman Eclipses Wright's Record
Fer Height. '
Doue, France. By Cable.-M. Paul
ham on Saturday beat the world rs
aeroplane record for height, hold by
Wilbur Wright. He made a flight at
an altitude of about 450 feet. Thc
previous record was 3G0 feet.
M. Blcrioi vol. the speed prize,
covering 2,000 metres in . 2 minutes
19 seconds. M. Paulbara's flight oc
cupied 57 minutes.
Aviator Has Dizzy Fall.
New York, Special.-A frightened
amat?nr. silting like a wooden man,
went up Sunday in Gleen IL Curtiss'
aeroplane, which hovered a moment
in mid-air and then crashed to earth.
The beautiful craft in which Curtiss
made his remarkable flight Friday
was badly wrecked, and Alexander
Williams, the would-be aviator, was
lifted unconscious from the twisted
frame, his left arm broken, his left
thumb dislocated, his body bruised
and his brain reeling.
IM NEWS IN
Items of Interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO D'V
Live Items Covering Events of Mow
or Less Interest at Home and
John W. Hodges and Rufus Lu
cas, well-to-do. fanners, at Oliver,
Ga., fought, an impromptu duel last
Saturday over a trivial affair, result
ing in the death' of Hodges and the
fatal wounding of Lucas.
John D. Rockefellow has recently
added $10,000,000 to his former
gifts of $42,000,000 to the General
Arne Boerner, a Belgian, offers to
build for the, United States govern
ment an airship that will carry 200
men a distance of 3,000 miles with
out landing. He figures the. cost of
\e trip ?t $600,000 but will build it
naided if the government will pay
him $1,200,000 for it when conditions
are fully met.
Herman ,T7ilcox of Chicago, not
knowing that Good Time lake near
Pensacola, F]?., contained aligators,
week. Four days lai:er his hones
were found. The aligators had de
Miss Lois Campbell traveling with
her father, the president of the
"Frisco" system; in a condition of
somnambulism rose from her
berth and walked off of the coach
that was running 40 niles an hour
early last Friday. When she came
to from the shock she found he?elf
alone on the-prairie. She fortun
ately had on a* skirt' that had some
red and flagged ? freight train. By
this time all .train crews were run
ning slow along that part of the
road looking for her,, When the
freight arrived at Sweetwater, she
saw. her distressed father on the plat
form and surprised him by her ca
State Auditor Kenehan, of Colo
rado docks the salary of Governor
end all other State officials for the
time they are out of the State. He
goes further and makes out bills
against former officers for the time
of absence which was not docked by
The German Reichstag has com
Eleted the tax law' which provides
igher rates on tobacco, beer, tea,
and coffee and imposes a stamp tax
?n checks. '
Two hundred ..and fifty-one Ameri
can wood pulp- mills in 1908 con
sumed 3,346,106 cords of wood val
ued at $28,000,000.
"Petrol Butter" is thu latest pro
duction of the Standard Oil Compa
ny. . Its color is brown and it docs
not get rancid from age.
Wyatt H. Ingram, Jr., a New Or
leans banker, just married, has been
arrested on charges of being a de
faulter to the extent of $100,000.
A ibig cave near 'Masontown, W.
Va., is being explored and 250 per
sons who went in .Sunday did not
see it all.
The tunnels of the .Pennsylvania
Railroad under the Hudson river and
Berge Hill to New York city are
finished and the work of electrifi
cation and tracklaying will begin at
About Governenr, N. Y., last Sun
day there was a heavy storm that
dropped young frogs. Pedestrians
could scarcely proceed on the side
walks and the frogs lay so thick on
the railroad track that the wheels
slipped with the slimy mash.
Bristol, Va., went "wet" .by 32
votes in th? late election but the
Virginia law forbids issuing 'license
to any but qualified voters of the
county. There will bi some business
Washington News Notes.
William J. Bryan has written to
President Taft urging bim to allow
popular vote for Senators.
The Cabinet decided upon the new
form of the corporation income tax
President Taft has the use of the
trowel and at a' corner-stone laying
recently spread morter for about 15
Chairman Payne is standing firmly
for the lower House rates in the tar
Mr. Taft last Saturday reassured
Senators Taylor and Frazier in re
gard to census appointments in the
Summoning Thursday Aldrich and
Payne to the White House Thursday,
the President insisted upon the re
tention of the corporation tax.
President Taft spoke last Satur
day at the laying of the corner stone
of Ingram Memorial Congregational
Church which is to have a swimming
pool, gymnasium, bowling alley ami
France and Italy are now consid
ering the matter of a tunnel through
Mont Blanc. It would be eight miles
long and to equip it with a doublu
track electric .railway would cost
A fearful storm swept part of tlv;
State of Vera Cruz last. week. Six
arc known to be dead and property
loss is estimated at $1,000,000. Hun
dreds cf ?acres of land were from 3
to 9 feet deep in the flood.
A message by wire from Budapest,
Austria, saj'S Leon Ling, the murder
er of Elsie Sigel, is in that city. He
is being looked after.
The insurgents have taken Tehe
ran and have deposed the Hamid Ali.
The Crown Prince Ahmed Muza is
The reyclutioh in Colombia was
short-lived; The insurgents at Bara
quilla have surrendered and all ,is
f'SOUTH'S OCEAN FRONT
Director Dawe Tells of Its Vast Ex
tent and Superior Advantages.
(Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Nearly 100
Southern cities were represented
here on Wednesday at the first an
nual convention of the Southern
Commercial Secretaries' Associa
Statistics showing the South's re
sources were given by G. Grosvenor
Dawe of Montgomery, managing di
rector of the Southern Commercial
Mr. Dawe ,took as his theme the
potential greatness of the Southern
"Viewed from the point of coast
line, it is well to understand that the
Southern States possess an enormous
?advantage over the other two-thirds
j of the United States ; for the coast
line of the Southern States is 3,007
miles, while the_,coast line of the
North Atlantic States is 888 miles;
of the Pacific coast 1,557 miles.
_ "The natural advantages of coast
line are already asserting their in
fluence, for we are able to say that
a Southern port still holds the sec
ond position for exports among all
the ports of the United States
New Orleans in 1900-and now a
Southern port that nine years ago
was wrecked and rent by storm, the
port of Galveston.
"We are able to show you that the
exports along the gulf now exceed
the exports of Philadelphia and Bos
ton by 81 per cent., and they equal
more than 50 per cent, of the total
which belongs to the overshadowing
port of New York. The tables of
exports for 1900 and 1908 show that
27 per cent, growth in exports has
taken place in New York, Philadel
phia and' Boston regarded together.
During this same time the gulf ex
ports increased 31 per cent.
Water Power Potential.
"The vast Appalachian range, the
greatest mountain range in the Unit
ed State?, lying within the region of
plentiful rainfall, is producing at
present unharnessed, every moment
of every day 5,000,000 horsepower.
The day is coming when, through con
servation impulses, this water will be
used to drive the wheels of industry
and of. transportation throughout
the South, thus indefinitely extend
ing the life of power buried now in
the coal fields of the South.
"If you look at the estimates re
garding the iron ore life of the
United States, you will see that the
Southern Appalachian region is ex
pected to endure 100 years after the
Lake Superior region is stripped and
exhausted. Yet, with all the advan
tages belonging to the southern ex
tremity of the Appalachians, advan
tages so great, that Birmingham sets
the price for pig. iron, yet at pres
ent only about 10 per cent, of the
pig iron of the United States is made
in the South. Then look at the size
and energy of Birmingham, the Bir
mingham district, Chattanooga and
other cities in Tennessee and in Al
abama dependent upon iron ore, then
realize that their marvelous growth
to present dimensions has come
through the creation of merely 10
per cent of the pig iron of the
United States. Then let your imag
ination run riot and picture to your
self what will be the development of
those portions of the country when
instead of 10 per cent, of the pig iron
of the United States and largely giv
ing that iron its final form.
"The Southern States as a whole
possess more general accessibility to
coast line, and therefore to the com
merce of the world, than either of
the other thirds of the United States.
A string and a pin wheel will enable
you to prove this. You men who
think on commercial subjects do not
need that I should detail to you the
advantages that rest with a portion
of the country that can by statistical
and governmental proof declare that
it had more coast line, more naviga
ble streams, more water power, more
minerals conveniently arranged, more
agricultural range, more forests, more
cheap land, more accessibility to
ports than any third of the Union.
"The meaning of this summing up
of Southern opportunities is this:
and none but the clint! will fail to see
it. That there is to come a time in
the history of the United States, as
a whole, must have the support and
development of the Southern States.
It means that our nation will never
reach its full greatness. It means
this, also, that as sure as the sun
shall r'~c tomorrow there is to come
a period of commercial development
in the South compared with which
the past growth has been but the
tottering footsteps of an infant.
These are not words of boasting or
of bombast, but they are serious
words, based upon the incontrovert
ible evidence of the South's re
sources and what those resources
must lead to."
General News Items.
In Charlotte, N. C., recently an
alienist put in vogue the term "con
fusicnal insanity" and in Detroit,
Michigan, the term "transitory fren
zy" was later plead in a court trial.
The indicted sugar men appeared in
court in New oYrk and pleaded not
Glenn H. Curtiss won the Orst pres
idents prize for aviators on the Mor
ris Park race track Monday.
A man and six children were burn
ed to death in their borne at South
Boston, Va., last Monday.
? woman shot herself in New York
to escape the Fourth of July noise.
Destructive floods are reported
from Nebraska and Colorado.
A woman in Los Angeles, Cal., fast
ed ':9 days, with the result, sho says,
of being relieved of various ailments.
Li New York Thursday an oil tank
exploded saturating 100 men with oil
which was ablaze. They were on a
pier and all saved themselves by
jumping into East River.
Things Doing And Mappe
Told In Condensed
Extend Farm Work ia Cheraw
Columbia, Special.-In the opinion
of many experts scientific methods
have demonstrated that the belt of
land enxtending from Aiken county
across the State to the North Caro
lina .?ne, commonly known as the
sand hill section, will grow any kind
of /egetables or crops. The Chester
field development company has com
menced to ship, vegetables, to the
Florida markets. This company has
a tract of about 40 acres under culti
vation, and there is found growing
there on land that has been thought
practically worthless for over a cen
tury cotton, corn, cow peas, beans,
cantaloupes, tomatoes, cucucmbers,
pepers and bunch beans. Near the
tract is a- large field of tobacco, con
tainin.?, approximately, 20 acres, com
paring favorably with any in the
State. The growing of crops in the
sand country is brought about by
putting humus in the soil and using
the winter cover crops.
During the early season the pio
ducts of the company will be ship
ped to the Eastern markets, and in
the late season the truck will be ship
ped to Florida, as vegetables will not
grow in that State during the sum
mer on account of the excessive heat.
In the winter the company will grow
lettuce under glass.
, Sad Fatality.
Florence, Special.-News was re
ceived in the city Saturday morning
of the death of Mrs. Charles D. Brav,
at a hospital in Richmond, Va., Fri
day night. Mrs. Bray had been in
bad health for several months owing
to a nervous break down, and it was
thought that she would improve un
der treatment in the hospital in
Richmond. Mrs. Bray had only, been
in the hospital about a week, having
been taken there on last Friday by
Mr. Bray, who after spending a few
days with her, returned home. . He
received a telegram Friday afternoon
summoning him to come at once, ow
ing to a turn for the worse in the
condition of Mrs. Bray. He arrived
,too late, however, to see her alive.
All Florence grieves at the loss of
one of her most beloved young mat
Shooting Affray at Sumter.
Sumter, Special.-As the result of
a quarrel Monday night which was
renewed Tuesday morning, Joe L.
Wells, who runs a small store near
the depot, shot and seriously wound
ed Eugene Petit. It seems that
Monday Wells used some profane
language in his store which could be
heard by Mrs. Petit at her home
across the street. She protested to
Mr. Wells, but he would not quit, it
is alleged, and when Mr. Petit return
ed from work she told him of it. He
went to the store to see Wells and
the quarrel ensued. This morning it
was renewed and Wells shot Petit in
thc right breast just below the liver.
Fire at Yemassee.
Beaufort, Special.-A fire that de
stroyed about $25,000 worth of pro
perty swept the village pf Yemassee
early Tuesday morning. The large
general store of Mr. W. I). Sanders,
Weekley's drug store, Littlefield s
store and the postoflice were burned
to the ground with all their contents.
The nearby railroad freight and pas
senger depots were saved by the ef
forts of the foul members of the
railroad night force. The cause of
the fire is unknown, it started at 2
o'clock and burned until 5 without
check. The amount of insurance car
ried by the losers is not known at
Dispensary Sales Fall Off.
Columbia, Special.-The dispen
sary sales for the month of June,
1909, show a falling off of $29,389.77,
as compared with the same month in
1908, according to the report of Dis
pensary Auditor West given out last
week. The sales for May of this
vear were $239,304.17; for June, 1909
$214,646.35; for June, 1908, $244,
Mintz and Gardner Guilty.
Spartanburg, Special-In the
Court of General Sessions Monday
George Mintz, white, a native of
Greenville county, and Tom Gard
ner, colored, were convicted on the
charge of assault and battery with
intent to kill and robbing Mrs. Sallie
Green, an aged lady of Corapobcllo
about one year ago, Mrs. Green liv
ed alone. Mintz and Gardner visited
the home of the old lady and Gard
ner kept watch on the outside while
Mintz went into the house, struck
Mrs. Green in the head with an axe
and then robbed her.
Purchases Trust Company.
Spartanburg, Special.-The First
National bank of Spartanburg Sat
urday purchased tho entire stock of
the Fidelity Loan and Trust com
pany, paying $294 a share for the
stock, the purchase price amount for
thc entire stock amounting to $88,200.
The trust company will be absorbed
by thc First National. W. E. Bur
nett is president of the First Na
tion: 1 and A. M. Cbreitzburg io cash
Angry Lover Shoots.
Abbcvilh Special.-Angered by
Mrs. Maggie Fender's rejection of
his snit for marriage, L. L. Patter
son, a mill operative. Sunday shot
the woman twice with a revolver and
then turned the weapon on himself,
sending an instantly fatal bull vt
through his head. Thc tragedy oc
curred at the woman's house in the
mill villasre, near here, about 2:30
o'clock. The two were quarreling on
the back steps when the shooting took
place. The woman's wounds are not
sning In Sunny Carolina,
And Pithy Phrase,
1 Improving Water Supply.
Rock Hill, Special.-As was stated
recently well No. 3 of the Water,
Light and Power company's group
furnishing water for the city, having
been found unfit for drinking pur
poses, its flow was at once cut off,
the mains emptied and flushed nn4
the reservoir empited, scoured, ^nd
flushed. Consequently after GblyOa
short periol of inconvenience-jUie^
city is getting plenty of pure water
from wells Nos. 1 and 2. >.
The well found to be contaminat
ed has been entirely discontinued and
the company has already b??$n
sinking of a new well in Oa?ihCnln
the outskirts of the city f?$fS the
home ^f Dr. T. R. Carothers.
The big reservoir, holding 185,000
gallons, located near the power com-i
pony's plant in the heart of%erc?ly'.
has received a most thcrroi^HePo^er
hauling. It was completely emptied
and the cement walls a?&tcfe&rt?fiii
scrubbed clean and fiusharnjCBfrifitetou
ly. A new top, which, ?lwbBresfinish
ed, will be entirely impenetrable by
anything deleterious, is be^Jtft^^n0
and the ventilators in th^sblit?eWtf?ll
near the top of the sicKeeekvill be
doubled and carefully sofceeLedt have
- le, N. C., for
Crop Conditions Disheartening.
ly conceded that ther?dha?lDeeEr*i?te
marked improvement fiP^he condition
of the cotton crop in'
of the county where t^siairS^Tl "Vas
not been excessive duTing^uie ,past
two weeks, while ?Fh^A/1^
marked decline in ttfe^?er?l^?P
dition of corn owing to the inabil
ity of the farmers trf gNe^ibepr?pei?
attention because c&ni&c\fi^MM?n?
fall. While some fields are in fav
orable condition, tjaj^n <#s Etftfglt?l&,
the corn outlook igj anding bjitienj..
cou'raging. In some' neighborhoods
the farmers have been nuable i&?get
in more than six^br^h?ys. with"
their plows during^he^'p^s? r?li',1
while in many instances others living
.within two or th^^SiKst^afen^eH1
able to plow almosmeons??tntTyii^'T???'
is notably true ofin^tBetlhinyiis?G,
tion, near King's MfcuidftiAtlanta.
Columbia, Special>geA. special
from Rock Hill says thei anditepeopleJ
report that City TreasurfercaiGpiSs
May's shortage will beti^oujb^dOjp.
treble the amount he acknowledged;
that lie falsified in his o^jPr^vio-US.
report of the audit compaivy^j tba|
before confessing he destroyed ?ne
stubs of the city check book, b'urtlea^
the paid checks, returned from the
bank, tore leaves from the cash b6q^
and destroyed all vouchers except foi?
last June. The council adopted a"
resolution instructing the police to
arrest May if he attempts to leave
town. He has not been arrested
pending a final report of the audit
company. All the shortage has been
within the past two pears and a half.
Before that he was audited by a local
Wound Gives Trouble.
Lexington, Special.-Sheriff P. H.
Corley's hand, which Avas so severely
injured by the shot from tbe gun of
Ed ??ynum, is giving him a great
deal of trouble. All of the wounds
are entirely healed, but the pain is
severe and it is feared that the sheriff
will he unable to use it for several
months to come, if not for all time.
But few of the shot have so far been
extracted, in fact, none has been ex
tracted, but they continue to work
out in places. More than 100 shot
took effect in the hand alone. All of
the other wounds seem to be entirely
New Auto is Ruined.
Rock Hill, Special.-Mr. Burton
Massey lost his nice, new Maxwell
runabout iu a peculiar manner this
week. He and a friend were attempt
ing to fill the gasoline reservoir by
the light of a lamp, which was sit
ting near by, when the fumes from
the gasoline ignited. This carried
the fire to the tank, with the result
that nothing of the auto but the steel
Sentiment Exists Against Messervey.
feeling is reported to exist in Colle
ton county against J. W. Messervey,
who killed Dispensary Constable T.
B. Fishbourne and J. D. Altmau.
According to a report received here
Saturday afternoon, the death of Mr.
Altmau seems to have stirred the
sentiment of the people considerably
and the. Colleton , county man who
told of tba high feeling existing
through the county said that he
would not be surprised if a lynch
ing were attempted.
Mr. Altaian's body was shipped to
Reavenel Saturday morning.
Southern Power Company Ready to
Enter Spaitanburg, S. C.
Spartanburg. Special.-A repre
sentative of the Southern- Power
Company is in the city looking for
the most advantageous point to bring
in the feed wires of tho power com
pany. It is understood that a right
of-way has boen secured through
most of thc farming lands iii the
county. Thc city granted a franchise
to the Southern Power Company sev
eral months ago.
Charleston Wonr.an Honored.
Knoxville. Tenn., Special.-The
fifth annual session rf Hie Southern
Ivindorgortcn Association at. the Uni
versity rf Tcn:ic?sr> Saturday elect
ed the ff.Howii?!: officers:
President. Miss Marian. Stuart
Hanchcl. Charlton. S. C.; vice pres
ident. Miss Willett Allen. Atlanta,,
Oa.; rcccrding ECrr'iarr, Mr?. Delia
Cawood. Knoxville, Tenn.: corre
spbndincr secretary. Miss Marsaret
Somerville, Jacksr^iHt', Fla.; treas
urer. Miss Ruby Willingham, Colum