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j Sy O. Jones
O be famous is not necessarily to be great, and to be great
is not necessarily to be famous. In the vernacular, to be
famous is to "make a hit." The next question to be' decided
by the authorities, self-appointed or otherwise, is whether
the fame is deserved. That invariably starts an argument.
No .'ame was ever unanimous.
Fame, therefore, can be taken only at its face value.
Just as soon as we attempt to subject it to the critical
analysis of different viewpoints, we ar? embarked on the
stormy sea of disp?tation without eompasB or quadrant, without destination
or starting-point, doomed forever; like the Wandsring Jew, to float on and on
Buffeted thus aimlessly is the shade of Poe. In the ordinary acceptation
of the term, he was and is famous, and the effort of his detractors to make
out otherwise only serves to Increase his fame. Whether he is Justly or de
servedly famous or not, is quite another question, a question which is both
irrelevant and indeterminate. It is irrelevant because fame is objective
rather than subjective. II it is to be qualified, lt takes its quality from the
contemplating public and not from the man undsr consideration, bringing us
to social introsr>ection and there we stick until some arbitrator plenipoten
tiary leads us oat. Hence the question is also indeter ninate, since arbitra
tors plenipotentiary disappeared with the "divine right" bubble.
The matter of Poe's going into the Hall of Fame depends and should
depend upon these having the Hall of Fame in charge, whether they be An
thony Comstock?, Battery Dans, John L. Sullivuis, or other gentlemen who
may have happened to become famous in their chosen sphere. Others should
keep hands off.
/ Whatever the outcome, the Hall of Fame merely reflects the opinion of
those who have it in charge. No matter how much public discussion there
may be, no matter how much outsiders may engage in controversies in which
they have none but a bellicose interest, the governors will still use their
own judgment, ?.n'd we will be supposed to infer that their selections were
deservedly famous. There Is no danger of any one's deliberately starting
a Hall of Unjust Fame.
The only otier way would be to decide it by referendum. If we should
vote him In and his fame was still undeserved, then, of course, it would prove
that we were a bad lot.-From Lippincott's Magazine.
Training for What?
^ tty Cora S. Day J \ ^
?<M"t"* M'iM"K> E let little things annoy him. He gave way to outbursts of
% % anger, when a moment or two of firm self-control would
have carried him safely past the crisis. He rather prided
himself upon his "quick temper," so unruly, so easily
roused, and so hard soothed. Tien came the climax, when
one day he flew into a passion, and almost before he real
ized it, he had committed a crime which by a narrow mar
?i"l">'I"I"I"i"iw|i>|? gin escaped being murder.
His neighbor was a quiet, pleasant young fellow whom
everybody liked and respected. He was never evsn suspected of owning the
naturally quick temper which he kept as sternly ander control. He made it
a point to be master, and he succeeded. When the first young man went
to prison for his attempt upon the life of another, the second accepted a
position of trust, of honor, of large responsibility, where his self-control and
calm poise of spirit amid vexations was invaluable to himself and his em
Neither of the young men would have believed, years before, that they
?were in training then for the positions each came to occupy. Yet so it was
in truth; for had not things gone before which fitted the one for honor, the
other for crime and disgrace, the results would not have been what they were.
"*-T~ -.?? Kai????? a irHiain ?ii at once." Equally true is It
i ly Ut/ UgtfJ UJ Ll LC M. o?v/f>
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?5 Ey Minna Thomas Jintrim ?3
HE Drunken. Sailor's fate having teen satisfactorily settled,
what shall be done with the Telephone Fiend? This dis
tressing problem ls agitating mor-a than one long-suffering
sou!. The Fiend is petticoated, rarely trousered, who holds
you up until you are ready to 1 url anathemas upon the
H' Il very Inventor. Where is the sp? cialist who will conquer
ll this disease of the wire^disease that is working such
-U wholesale havoc, rifling husbandly purselets, stealing Time
bodily, breaking the needed rest of invalids without a
qualm, and robbing the "party" at the other end of nil surety of peace? For
all else seem we to have found a quietus, but for the "caller up" at any old
time or place, no remedy seems forthcoming.
That the telephone has blessed many a man, saved many lives, and
helped pile up fortunes, is true; but has it not cm sed some women, ruined,
nore lives, and hastened domestic misfortune? It has. Has it not become
the favorite pastime of the woman with nothing to do? It has. Does it not
acceleraie gossip? Aid the flirt and the wayward, constantly? It does. Self
indulgent women waste their husbands' money by o.-dering food over the too
handy telephone, rather than bother to dress for the street, thereby losing
both their wholesome morning exercise and their chance thriftily to secure
the best there is for the price at market or at storos from which the family
larder is supplied. The time wasted by women in foolish 'phoning- can never
he offset by time gained by forehanded men in business,-for what shall it
profit a man if he gain the whole world if his "worlc" is lost through folly?
Telephoning from a habit finally becomes a vi:e, and a menace to the
courtesies. It has destroyed a fine art of social correspondence. It ha?
crowned Haste with Courtesy's laurel.-Lippincott's Magazine
? Ice #
Thomas L. Masson
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CE is used as a handy medium for conveying microbes from
the interior into large cities, whero the inhabitants can in
dulge in them freely. >
. In the winter, when it is not needed to cool the air,
the Hudson River is filled with ch-pped ice, which disap
pears as soon as the weather gets *varm enough to make it
Ice fills many uses, but its highe st mission is in the early
morning, when it floats up to a man who has been out all
night At other times it may do some good, but this is where it truly shows
itself a humble instrument in the hands of Providence.
Ice comes in bergs and lumps. In the early morning the ice man will
leave a^berg on your door-step, charging for lt by weight. But when you
get it, it is a lump. This is due to its shrinking nature. Packed in refrig
erators, it gradually pines away, until on Sunday afternoon, when it is most
needed, it has silently disappeared, leaving naught but germs behind. A re
refrigerator, by the way, is an invention of science to melt ice in the quickest
Ice is used- in drug-stores and Wall Street. When placed conveniently
around cornstarch and sugar and vanilla, it makes ice cream. No "Uncle
Tom's Cabia" is complete without it. It forms on lalces and mill-ponds, and
iii used to sit down on by people learning to skate, or to fall through by
young boys who have wandered away from home. It also comes in rinks.
Famous Boy Artists.
The fact that Marcel Lavallard, at
12 years of age, has had a picture ac
ctpted for the Salon, recalls the fact
that Millais was only 17 when he made
his flr?t appearance at the Royal
Academy; and Watts and Marcus
Stone were the same age. Landseer
"was more precocious, for he had his
first picture on the Academy walls at
13; Mr. Walter Crano was similarly
honored at 16, Mr. Bilton Riviere at
17, and Mr. Frith at 2 L-Tit-Bits.
Boyd is a bright little fellow of
three years. One day his mother ob
served him vigorously scratching his
head and asked: "What makes you
scratch your head?"
"Because I'm the only one that
knows it itches," he replied quickly.
The total area of the United States
is 3,002,340 square miles; of Canada,
3,303,320 square miles.
The General Government of Spain in
Great Straits-Reports Sent Out
Are Assuring While News From
Tbs Interior Indicate the Opposite.
Madrid, By Cable.-The govern
ment annunces that despite the atti
tude of the populace of Catalonia and
the desertions from the army in
Northern Spain, the response of the
recruits and reservists to the call to
the colors in other provinces, Uko
Andalusia and Aragon, was unani
The Minister of War has prohibit
ed the departure from Spain of all
persons subject to military duty un
der the penalty of being considered
deserters.. The government has also
placed a ban against the sale of for
eign papers containing accounts of
recent events in Catalonia and Mo
Despite the official announcement
that order has been restored in Cata
lonia, renewed measures have been
taken to prevent the Bilbao region,
where the Socialists and Republicans
are organizing. The garrison at Bur
gos, Victoria and San Sabastian are
being held in readiness to act quick
ly and energetically.
The latest news received Saturday
from Barcelona is to the effect that
fighting between the troops and the
revolutionaries continues fiercely. It
is reported that 40 revolutionaries
have been shot without trial at the
Montjuich fortress, arnon/? them be
ing Emilianolglesias, editor of The
Progresso, the organ of Deputy Le
roux,chief of the Republicans in Bar
coonia. The situation in Palamas,
the centre of the cork industry, is re
ported to be alarming and rears are
expressed for the safety of foreigners
OSAKA'S GREAT FIEE.
Lasts 25 HouTE,Burning 20,000 Homes
and Public Houses-Much Distress
Osaka,Japan, By Cables-Confusion
prevails here as a result of Satur
day's disastrous fire. Thousands of
persons arc homeless and hunger is
staring many of them in the face.
A system of relief has been organ
ized by the municipal authorities,
but it is inadequate to supply all
needs. Outside cities and towns are
generously sending in contributions
to be used in alleviating the -suffer
ings of the homeless and destitute.
The latest estimate is that 20,000
buildings are destroyed, these includ
ing banks, the stock exchange, the
museum, government edifices and'fac
tories. While at present it is impos
sible accurately to state the losses,
M--">"n mucriiiy at several
its manufacturing euueemo,
the chief commercial cities of Japan..
Many touuehing sights were to bi
seen during the fire. The women
were terror-stricken and fled hither
and thither with their children, some
of whom la.ter cried piteously for
food that could not be obtained for
The conflagration lasted more than
25 hours and the burned section pre
sents a deplorable sight. The streets
of the city are very narrow and the
houses were mostly of wood construc
tion. Had not the water supply been
curtailed by the " drought the fire
would have been quenched without
Electric Cars Collide. K |
Spokane, Wash., Special-Ten per
sons were killed and at least 60 were
injured in a head-on collision of two
electric cars at Caldwell, Wash., on
the Spokane and Inland Railway late
Both trains were going at the rate
of about 15 miles an hour. They
crashed together without warning.
.. G. A. Kimball Short ?1&,000. ..
Southern Pines, Special.-Satur
day morning the officers of the Citi
zens' Bank and Trust Company post
ed the following notice on the front
of the bank building, and soon after,
the doors opened to receive deposi
tors who 'brought their pass books
"There appears to be a shortage
. of about $15,000 in the accounts of
George A. Kimball, cashier, and the
bank examiners are here. We cannot
give accurate information or details
until a complete auditing of the
hooks is made."_
Two Mangled By Train.
Newberry, S. C., Special.-Charlie
Williams and Ernest Bauknight, two
young white men, were struck and
killed by Columbia, Newberry &
Laurens passenger train No. 53,
bound for Laurens to Columbia,
about three hundred yards above the
passenger depot in Newberry shortly
after 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
both being horribly mangled, the for
mer being killed instantly, and the
latter living but a short time.
Two Town? Were Destroyed.
Mexico City, Special.-The recent
series of earthquakes in the valley of
Mexico and along the Pacific coast \
were the worst experienced in many
years. It is now certain that the
towns of Acapulco and Chilpancingo
have been practically destroyed.
What the earthquake of Friday fail
ed to do was accomplished by the
stronger one of Saturday, which eith
er leveled or rendered uninhabitable
every building in tb J places. In |
addition to the rain caused by the j
earthquake, Acapulco faces famine.
Items Gathered and Told While
You Hold Your Breath;
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SOME EVERY DAY HAPPENINGS
Lively and Crisp as They Are Gar;
nered Prom the Fields of Action'
ai Home and Abroad.
The railroad commissioners of
Kansas are notifying the railroads
that_they must enforce thd anti
drin?ng aft of the legislature, mak
ing it unlawful to drink on trains.
Lewis Einbaek^ at Newport News,
set his grap?phone to going last Sun
day morning while his wife was an
xious to sleep some more. When he
refused to stop, it she shot him with
a number 22 rifle through the arm.
He repeated his crime in the after
noon and she sent a pistol ball into
. Jusj; aa John P. Rodel, 67 years
old, had put a noose over his neck
to hang himself at Philadelphia last
Sunday he fell dead.
A club of eight girls in Cleveland,
Ohio, have, formed a compact, it
seems, to commit,, suicide. One 17
year-old, Rebecca Bonshek, has kept
the compact and Esther Stromberg,
who revealed the fact strongly inti
mates that^she will be the next.
Reading abnormal literature is at the
bottom of it.
Jeremiah . Hunter and Solomon
Lancaster, of Cumberland, Md^ re
cently saved the life of a cow by
amputating her injured leg and
made her a wooden leg on which she
gets about measurably well.
Senator Stone, of Missouri, feel
ing himself insulted by a negro
waiter on the train, struck him. Mag
istrate Grannon, in Baltimore, exon
erated him from "blame when he
heard the evidence Wednesday and
dismissed the case.
?At Atlanta,, Ga., a dog is kept in
prison as an important witness to
form a link in the chain of identity
of its owner, charged with grave
('.rime. It. seems the identity of the
clog is unquestionable while that of
its owner has an element of doubt.
Womea missionaries find it not
practical to do missionary work in
Chinatown, New York, the wrought
up condition probably being the out
growth'of the Elsie Sigel tragedy.
Expert alienists pronounce Harry
In tue late Gulf storm a fishing
vessel was caught. An enormous
wave swept five men off but another
wave landed two back on deck, leav
ing three to drown.
Mrs. j Elizabeth Taylor Dandridge,
the ,third daughter of President
Orville Wright, with Laeutenan?
Labm as a passenger, broke the
world's two-man record for aero
planes, at Fort Myer, Va., flying at
40 miles an hour for 1 hour 12 min
utes 40 seconds Tuesday.
Secretary MacVeagh has begun the
work of cleaning out the "dead
wood" in the force of tho Treasury
The special naval board meeting
at Boston is to ?aggr.st reforms in
firearms" and navy yards.
About 15,000 children were given
an ice cream treat in Carroll Park
by Mr. Al Stanley Brager Tuesday.
President Taft ha? fixed October
18 as the date of his meeting with
President Diaz at El Paao.
Parcels j from naval vessels are
hereafter to be carefully examined 60
as to prevent smuggling of dutiable
A joint monument is to bo ereoted
at .Washington to commemorate
peace after the Civil War by sons
veterans, TJ. S. A. and United Sons
of Confederate Veterans.
Forty thousand workers in paper,
woolen, cotton and allied industries
in Stockholm, Monday quit their jobs
and went on strike.
The British government has de
cided to build four more battleship*
this year of a type called paper
Louis Bleriot, who astonished the
world by flying across the ? English
channel in his mono-plane now finds
the hero worship a worse problem
than his plucky but dangerous feat.
The Bolivian archives at Buenos
Ayres will be turned over to the
Four Japanese gunners were kill
ed by an explosion' of a 12 pounder
gun while at marine target practice
An experiment was tried at May
ance, Germany, to puncture a balloon
4,000 feet high. Rifles and machine
guns were without effect but the sec
ond shot from the Howitzer destroy
ed the flyer.
The Cuban Minister to the United
States denies that there is any dis
ruption in the Cuban cabinet.
Capt. Englestad, of the Norwegian
navy, on last Saturday was making
some electri? investigatioas with a
kite 1,000 yards high during a
storm and inadvertently touching the
copper wire attached to the cord was
The new Persian government offers
the deposed Shah $25,000 a year as a
suppport if he will, leave the country.
The French are jubilant over tho
fact that it was their own man
Bleriot who first flew across the En- ^
gliah channel with an aeroplane.
Unquestionably the session "Wed
nesday was the busiest of the three
?reeks the bili has been in conference.
Dozens of Senators sought audiences
ind were received ny the Senate
members of the House, including the
?ommittce representing the anti-free
raw material insurgents. In the cor
ridors swarmed agents of special in
terests, who seemed to realize that
the crucial period of the conference
Senators Elkins an'd Scott, of West
Virginia, and Clark, of Wyoming, en
leavored to get the conferees to
make the rate of 45 cents a ton on
wal apply to the short ton, which,
it is said, would make a difference of
ibout 5 cents a ton and would oper
ite to advance the rate to the equi
valent of 50 cents. The Senators in
terested in getting all the protection
possible for coal were not successful.
Just before the close of the session
the rate on print paper was fixed at
?3.75 a ton. This is only 25 cents
less than the Senate rate, and $L75
more than the House rate.
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Entering upen the last stages of its
jonsideration by Congress, the tariff
bill, as reported by the conferees, was
submitted Friday to the House by
Chairman Payne and ordered prini
?d in The Congressional Record.
Three hundred and fifty of the 390
members were in their seats whan
Chairman Payne passed up to the
Speaker's desk the bulky document,
tvhich had occupied the attention of
Congress for four and a half months,
and then the Republicans broke out
into loud applause.
President Taft expressed himself
as immensely pleased with the
tariff bill as it was finally agreed lo
by the conferees last evening. It is
known that he is not entirely satis
fied with all of the bill, and he .told
several of his callers that it would
be the greatest miracle of the age if
a tariff bill could be designed that
would please everybody.
The President declared that there
were a great many things about the
bill that he was delighted to have had
a part in, and that he would be equal
ly delighted to sign and defend the
measure in its finished state.
Without attempting to go into de
tail the President declared that in
a great many ways the new tariff law
will be a marked improvement over
the Dingley act.
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The House Saturday night adopted
the conference report on the tariff
bill, 195 to 183. The Republicans
shrieked in their delight over the final
outcome, and Chairman Pa: ne was
the central figure of an' admiring and
congratulatory crowd of colleagues.
Twenty Republicans voted against
-.uvut. J. ms proceeaea ior aoout
an hour and a half, when with about
two-thirds remaining to be read, Mr.
Mondell permitted the debate to go
Chairman Payne defended the re
port and appealed to his Republican
colleagues to support it, prophesying
at the same time that when the bili
was enacted into law it would meet
the approval of the country.
Mr. Clark, minority , leader, and
many of his colleagues, denounced
the bill, and chastised the Republic
cans for failing, as they alleged, to
revise the tariff downward and thus
keep their party pledges.
Perhaps the most . sensational
speech of all was by Mr. Mann, of
Illinois, Republican, who said he
would vote against the report, pro
vided the rates on pulp and print
paper as reduced by the House, wera
not retained. He denounced that
particHlar schedule and he declared
that' Canda would take such action
regarding pulp wood and print paper
as to place an almost prohibitory
price upon paper in this country.
At 9:07 p. m., the House, with the
conference report ready'to be mes
saged to the Senate for action, ad
journed until Monday noon.
Such revision downward as ha?
been made, said Mr. Underwood, of
Alabama,. a minoriay member of the
ways and means committee, was in
the interests of the great corpora
tions. That was conspicuously so, he
explained, in the placing of iron ore
and hides on the free list.
"I have just been looking over the
report," interposed Mr. Hill, of Con
necticut, "and I find most of the re
ductions of the steel schedule have
brought the duties below the rates of
the Wilson bill."
"Since tho Wilson bill was pass
ed," replied Mr. Underwood, "there
has been a revolution in the produc
tion of iron and steel. What was a
low rate when the Wilson bill wis
passed, is a high rate today."
Mr. Underwood inquired whj,
when the President was urging a rei
vision of the tariff downward, he did
not advise the woolen schedule down
ward and he questioned the practica
bility of the maximum and minimum
Wood pulp and print paper formed
the subject of a lengthy speech bj
Mr. Mann, of Illinois. His announce
ment that because of the rates fixed
by the conferees on these products
he would vote against the conference
report, moved the Democrats to loud
applause. , ,
Under the maximum and minimum
clause, he said, the charge of $1.67
a ton on wood pulp would be in
creased to $6.67 a ton.
"That maximum," he exclaimed,
"is as sure to go into effect between
Canada and this country as that God
made little apples unless Canada re
moves her restrictions on the expor
tation of the pulp."
Make The Ten Mile Fligr
Seconds, Reaching Th
-President Taft, Oi
"Washington, Special. - Orville
Wright Friday evening attained tho
zenith of hard-earned success. In a
10-mile cross-country flight in tho
famous aeroplane, built by himself
and his elder brother, Wilbur, and
accompanied by Lieutenant Benjamin
D. Foulois, an intrepid officer of the
army signal corps, he not only sur
passed the speed requirements of his
contract with the United States gov
ernment, but accomplished the most
difficult and daring flight ever plan
ned for a heavier-than-air flying ma
chine. Incidentally hp broke all
speed records over a measured course.
And he established beyond dispute
the practicability of an aeroplane in
time of peace and in time of war.
His speed was over 42 miles an
hour; he made the, 10-mile flight from
Fort Myer and back in 14 minutes
and 42 seconds, including the more'
than 20 seconds required for the turn
beyond the line at Shuter Hill. The
southern end of the course. He at
tained a height ia crosiing the valley
of Four Mile Run, of nearly 500 feet,
and the average altitude of his prac
tically level course was aboul 200
feet above the ground.
Fr?sidrnt Taft, who had becom* an
catir.f.jattic spectator of the aero
plane trials, although two years ago
when Secretan* of War he is said to
have expressed to officers profound
skcptii'ifm as to the accomplishment
of such a feat as that of which Fri
day he saw the completion,
upon the parade ground r' wort Myer
joist in time to see the -eroplane land
of the Post-office Department have
raided the offices of the American
Civil Service Institute, and placed
under arrest the promoters of the
enterprise, J. A. McNulty, president,
and H. Van Vleet, secretary and
treasurer, on the charge of (fradulent
use of the mails.
Complaints have come from par
ties that they have been mulcted of
various sums which they were induc
ed to invest in the enteprise by thc
glowing promises of the promoters.
The manner ol procedure of the
promoters of the enterprise was an
extremely clever one, although the
Dost-nflW '- say that the
.ked many times
; guises, and al
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the country to act as " district su
perintendents," at a salary of $1,
300 per year and the guarantee of a
three-year contract. In considera
tion of this salary the "district su
perintendent" was required to pur
chase $500 worth of stock in the cor
poration as a guarantee of good faith.
The company agreed to refund this
sum to the investor on the expiration
of the contract.
This clause brought ? an enormous
number of applicants, many of them
coming to Washington in person.
Even while the raid was in progress
a man who had come here from Phil
MRS. FINLEY EXTENDS IP
Washington, Special.-Mrs. D. E.
Finley, wife of the representative
from the Fifth South Carolina dis
trict/went to the White House Wed
nesday and invited the president to
attend the unveiling curemonies of
the King's Mountain monument Oc
tober 7. She extended this invita
tion in the name of the Yorkville
chapter and other allied chapters of
MEXICO SHAKEN FROM GU
Mexico City, Special.-With Chil
pancingo destroyed and Acapulco
partly razed and the losa of lifo prob
lematical, central Mexico, from the
Atlantic to the Pacific and from
Quarto on the north to Oaxaca, on
the south, an area of more than 1,000
spuare miles, was shaken at an early
hour Friday by a series of the most
sever earth shocks felt in the region
for the last quarter of a century. The
quake was severe in Mexico City, but
not prolific in destruction.
CONDITION LOWEST EVER
Memphis, Tenn., Special-The crop
jondition report on cotton, up to July
?5, was issued Wednesday afternoon
jy the National Sinners Association,
[t gives the general average at 71.7.
The average by States follows:
Alabama, 70; Arkansas, 76; Flori
?a, 85; Georgia, 79; Louisiana, 02;
Mississippi, 64; Missouri. 81; North
Cirolina, 73; South Carolina, 77; J
FACTORY GIRLS IN OHIO F(
develand, Ohjo, Special.-That a
3lub of factory/girls exists, or did
?xist, here having as its aim suicide
is a means of escape from a life
which , they considered too sad and
iuslaviig to endure is the belief of
the county officials who on Wednes
day be^an an investigation of the
circumstances surrounding the sui
cide of Miss Rebecca Bonshek last
The coi^ity coroner held an inquest
at which he examined several wit
it ?n 14 Minutes And 42
e Height Of 500 Feet
ice A Skeptic, Now
and to participate in the wild demon
stration which welcomed the triumph
ant aviators. He sent an officer to
hear his congratulations to the vio
Climbing up, as it were on the air,
higher and yet higher, Orville brougbi
the A machine at great speed
fully round the field. Thea
with a short turn he swept about and
started southward over the centre of
the drill field.
"They're oft/' 1,000 voices shou*.
ed as one.
vike a giant bird, circling the sky
until it marks its''prey, this man-bird
then darted off toward Shuter Hill,
five miles to the south.
Unwavering it kept its straight
course, and seemed to be rising ever
higher as it passed over the diverse
and heavily wooded country in tho
distance. Soon it was a mere speck
against the pearl sky above th*
horizon. . ' . V y
Suddenly the speck was lost to
view, and as the seconds passed, a
silence grew upon the crowd, a
silence that spoke of deep concern?
Suddenly the speck came in sight
again over the distant hill. A cry
swept over the watching crowd.
"There it is," everybody said, and
gave a sigh of relief. '
On it came, growing with the sec
onds. It grew and grew until at last
almost every detail was visible. Be
fore you knew it they were home
again over the drill ground, flying
low. At a height of perhaps 20 feet
it swung round again to the south
ward, and landed easily far down
the field. The task was dona, and in
RAID PROSPEROUS FIRM
adelphi* to invest in the company ap
peared at the office and was just in
the act of paying in his money when
the officers arrived. The man, whose
name is unknown, departed, very
little sadder but a great deal wiser.
Upon being questioned, J. A. Mc
Nulty put up a bold front and de
[ dared that the business of the con
I cern was being conducted! on a per
fectly legitimate basis and that
$150,000 of the stock of the eompany*
which was capitalized at $500,000,
had been paid in and was invested!
in United States government bonds
and preferred stock of the United
States Steel Coropration, which were
in tx safe deposit box in a Washings
ton bank, but owing to the absenea
of the vice president, G. M. Yunker,
in Baltimore) he was unable to get
at the bonds.
TT"AnT a genere cross-questioning,
*, McNulty was -quite unable
nber the name of the bank in
ie securities were deposited,
iter developed that they had
ist ed, except in the fertile
on of the promoters them?
The fact was alao brought
lat G. M. Yunker, vice pres
ident of the defunct concern, had
never been actively connected < with
the business, being merely a dupe of
McNulty and Van Vleet, the pro
McNulty and Van Vleet were ar
raigned late Monday afternoon be
fore United States Commissioner
Taylor on the charge of fradulent
practices and were held under a $2,
000 bond each, which was not forth
cowing. They were therefore order
ed to be confined in the District jail
pending a preliminary hearing before
Commissioner Taylor, which was set
for August 4.
MTATION TO MU TAFT
tho D. A. H., which inaugurated the
movement for the erection of the
monument. She was escorted to the
White Hou*8 by her husband and
Representative Webb, Who repre
sents the district in North Carolina
just across the line, and who with
Mr. Finley was instrumental in get
ting congress to appropriate for the
LF TO OCEAN BY TREMOR
Reports, telling of the loss of life,
are ' m?egre, but the official figures
thoa far given show 14 killed and
more than a score mortally injured.
Whilo word comes from G. Poyros,
an American commercial traveler al
Chilpancingo, Guerrerofi that thal
city was destroyed and the inhabitana
are living in the open, suffering from
the elements, the loss of life is nol
definitely known. The shocks con
tinue at Chilpancingo Friday witi
subterranean rumblings and flashes
of lightning, rain and hail.
KNOWN AT THIS SEASON
Oklahoma, 79; Tennessee, 77; Texas,
The report says:
"This is the lowest condition ever
known at this season of the year and
indicates a crop of around 11,000,000
and unless good rains fall in the next
week, throughout almost the entire
belt, but more especially in Texas,
southern and western Oklahoma and
Mississippi, the erop will be under
that figure.'' (
3RM A SUICIDE COMPACT
n esses who were supposed to have
knowledge of the existence of a sui
cide club. Jess'- "Filien said she had
resolved to joh? her girls in their
determination to end their lives; but
had been induced to give up the idea.
lome of the girls supposed to be
members of the club are homeless
and strangers. They work in a gar
ment factory and live in poverty. It
was shown that they met and discus
sed death as a means of escaping
their unhappy lot.