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One Round of Enraptu
Heartily Into Thc F
And Retires L
Chicago, Special.-President Taft,
during a stay of twelve eventful
hours in Chicago, plunged with a will
> into the long program of entertaining
that awaits him on his long Western
and Southern itinerary. With perfect
weather and crowds that fairly
fought ,to catch a glimpse ' of the
Chief Executive, this, the first city
to be visited, set a high mark of en
thusiastic welcome to the President.
From the moment he stepped off
the rear platform of his private, car
Until he rtired laie at night on board
the train which will take him to Mil
. waukee in the morning the Presi
dent's journeyings- of thirty miles or
more over Hie city's streets and park
? ? ways Jled him through lanes of massed
humanity that were kept open with
the greatest difficulty.
Beginning with an automobile trip
in review of 150,000 school children,
four deep on either side of the park
boulevards, the President's day was
replete with incident. He attended
and spoke briefly at a luncheon of
? the Commercial Club, viewed an ex-i
hibit of ambitious plans for the im
provement and beautificatiou of
Chicago, attended, the Tegular Nat
' ional League baseball game between
the. Chicago champion ."Cubs" and
the famous .New York "Giants;"
dined quietly with the Hamilton Club
at the Congress hotel; made a notable
address to a mass meeting in Orches
tra hall in the evening, and as a finale
attended for a few minutes the ball
of. the American Bankers ' Associa
Mr. Taft was deeply impressed by
the greeting of the school children,
each one of whom waved an**Ameri
can flag and sang and cheered as he
At the National League grounds
the President saw his biggest oase
ball crowd. More than 3?.?00 people
were present. The President sat in
one of the open sections of the double
decked stand and thoroughly enjoyed
a brilliant game in which the two
greatest pitchers of the league, Math
ewson, of New York, and Brown of
Chicago, faced each other. New
York won, but the crowd had some
compensation in cheering the Presi
dent, who remained to theN end and
waved a farewell to the throngs. -,
Taft Denounces the Law's Delay.
Chicago, Special.-Speaking with
great earnestness to a mass meeting
in Orchestra hall Thursday night,
President Taft declared "bat no ques
tion before the American people, to
day is more important than the im
provement of the administration of
justice, and announced ; his intention
of recommending to congress the ap
pointment of a commission to take
up the question of the law's delay
in the federal courts. The president
said he hoped that the report of this
commission, when rendered, would
serve also as a guide to the States
of the Union in effecting remedial
Recalling that is was in this same
hall during the campaign of a year
ago'that he faced an audience of more
THE SECOND STRIKE ENDE
Pittsburg, Special.-Tae - second
strike of workmen employed at the
, prent of the Pressed Steel Car/ Com
pany, .which was declared Monday,
was brought to an abrupt end Friday.
The climax was remarkable tn the
history of industrial disputes. Kav
. ing.notified the foreigners that they
intended to march into the mill carry
ing the Stars and Stripes, 2,000 Am
erican workmen who were not favor-j
PLOT TO KILL SAW SALVADi
Mexico City, Special - -Charged
with being" implicated in a plot to
kill President Figueroa, of the repub
lic of Salvador, Gen. Jose Dolores
Preza and "Gen. Damas Copinel are
behind prison bars in the capital of
that republic, according to letters re
ceived here Friday. The writer stat
ed that on the 6th of last month a
hie reliffious and- civic fete was held.
WESTERN UNION STOCK BI
Boston, Special.-It became known
Thursday ' that the American Tele
phone and Telegraph company has
acquired nearly $16,000,000 worth of
New. York Telephone company stock,
owned by the Western Union Tele
praph company. Papers covering the
purchase were signed Wednesday.
The New York Telephone company
is the largest and in some respects
the most important of the , subsi
diaries of the American Bell Tele
phone company. Of its $50,000,000
Hock. 64 per cent., or $32,000,000 is
TWENTY-THREE LIVES 101
Mobile, Ala., Special.-A graphic
story of a marine disaster which cost
the lives of 29 persons when the
steamer Nicholas Castania, en route
from Havana to Cienfuegos, founder
ed off the cost of the Lsle of Pines
on the night of August 23 last, reach
ed Mobile Friday night. Meagre
news of the disaster was given by the
Associated Press August 31. The
crew numbered 27 officers and sail
ors, and there were two passengers.
ORVILLE WRIGHT FLIES li
Berlin, By Cable.-The record for
high aeroplane flight was broken
here Friday by Orville Wright, who
flew in his machine in the presence
of the Empress, Princess Louise,
Prince Adelbert and Prince August
and a large party from the court. He
attained a height of 233 metres (765
feet). The best previous record for
height, 155 metres, was made by Hu
bert Latham. Mr. Wright's altitude
was measured by a captive balloon
moored at a height of 1S3 metres,
T IN C
ring Scenes-He Enters
elicities AI! The Day
ate To His Car.
than 1,800 workingmen and made one
of the. crucial addresses of his candi
dacy, the president assured his hear
ers that he had not forgotten his cam
paign promises and the platform
declarations o ! his party.
Mr. Taft devoted the entire first
part of his speech to the subject ol
The President on the Tariff Bill.
At Winona, Minnesota, Friday th?
President in a speech made the most
important utterance he has made
since- his occupancy ol: the White
House. He was in the hotbed of the
"insurgent" movement within the
Republican party, but defend-ed the
Payne tariff bill as the best
measure ever passed by a Republican
Congress and hence the best tariff
bill the people have even known.
* The President boldly asserted that
the insurgents, who voted against
the bill, had abandoned the Republi
"Was it the duty of the member of
I Congress who believed that the bill
did not accomp ish everything that it
ought to accomplish, to vote against
it? " askid tho President.
. "I am here rr justify tnose who an
swer this question '<?. the negative. I
am not here to defend those who
voted for the Payne bill, but to sup
"There is noshing quite so diffi
cult," said the President, "as the dis
cussion of a tariff bill for the reason
that it covers so many different items.
The meaning ol' the terms and the
percentage are most difficult to un
derstand. The passage of a new bill,
especially where a change in the
method of assessing the duties has
been followed, presents an oppor
tunity for various modes and calcu
lations of the percentages of increas
es and decreases that is really most
misleading, or really throws no light
at all upon the changes made.
"One way of stating what was
done is to say what the facts show
that under the Dingley law there
were 2,024 items. This included duti
able items only. The Payne law leaves
1,150 of these items unchanged. There
are decreases in (154 of the items and
increases in 220 of the itoms. Now.
'of course, that does not give a full
picture, but it does show the propor
tion of decreases to have been three
times those of the increases.
-Taft Favors Posta! Banks.
President Taft oevoted his princi
pal address in Mi-waukee at the State
fair Friday to tie subject of postal
savings banks, which he strongly en
dorsed before a l.irge and enthusias
tic gathering that overflowed the
grand-stand. Tte President said
that the postal savings bank plank
in the Republican platform bound
everybody who calls himself a Repub
lican. "The great usefulness of the
postal savings bank is the great en
couragement to thrift on the part of
those who are just wavering in the
balance whether they shall save the
money or use it, because they do not
know wher? they .:an put it safely."
D-SINGULAR TURN TAKEN
[ able to i the strike, assembled early at
the McKees Rocks end of the O 'Don
ovan bridge and cheering enthusias
tically started toward the big plant.
When the foreigners saw the great
body of men determined to return to
work these, too, fell into line and en
tered the plant. Anticipated disor
der failed to maierialize and the
strike was over, lt is believed now
that the trouble- lu;s been settled.
0R/S PRESIDENT DETECTED
in the capital. It was planned by a
number of men, it is said, that the
President should die on that day.
While the fiestas were in progress
government detectives arresr.ed and
imprisoned a number, among them
General Preza, who was commander
in-chief of the Salvadorean and Hon
durean forces when they fought
Nicaragua in the war of .1897.
OUGHT BY RIVAL COMPANY
owned by the American Telephone
Contrary to the general impression,
the transaction just concluded does
not involve any settlement of the
long pending suit between the Ameri
can Telephone and Western Union,
judgment in which was recently re
turned in favor of the Western Union
for approximately ?'5,000,000?
Practically speaking, therefore, it
will be fully two and one-half jrears
before the American Telephone com
pany enters into actual possession of
the entire" $16,000,000 of New York
ST OFF THE ISLE OF PINES
Fourteen human bodies have been re
covered. The missing ll are believed
to have become the victims of sharks.
All the bodies recovered were in a
terribly decomposed state and identi
fication was impossible. A govern
ment commission, af er an examina
tion, reported that the immediate
cause of the wreck -was the simultan
eous explosion of the steamer's bat
tery of boilers, commend with a con
cussion of the steamer on the rock.
?5 FEET HIGH AT BERLIN
and it i.s estimated hat he rose 50
metres above the balloon. The Em
press and her sons congratulated Mr.
Wright on his peribrmanee. Mr.
Wright was in the air for 53 minutes
and his flight was witnessed by his
sister. Miss Katherine Wright. A
strong Wind was blowing part of the
time and made it necessary for the
aviator to execute thc most intricate
maneuvers so far witnessed here. Mr.
Wright made another flight of 47
min. and 5 sec. with u passenger.
EIGHT KILL?D_IN WRECK
Seven Receive Slight Injuries-Two
Passengers Fatally Injure i-Killed
Are of Crew-Passenger and
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-Eight
trainmen killed and 15 passengers in
jured, two fatally, perhaps, :.s the re
sult of a collision between si passen
ger and a freight train Wednesday
morning on the Nashville, Chatta
nooga & St. Louis railroad a;; Pegrara
station, 20 miles west of here. In the
lire that followed at least two of the
mangled bodies were completely con
sumed. Among the slightly injured
are: Capt. T. Jobe, Burton, N. C.;
William Lunsford, Peachtree, N. C.;
W. L. Thomasson, Peachtree, N. C.;
R. W. Boyd, Almond, N. C.; Mrs. L. .
M. Lee, Tullahoma, Tenn.; Mrs. Tem
ple Lunsford, Murphy, N. C.; Mrs. A.
C.* Thomasson, Murphy, N. C.; May
Thomasson. Murphy, N. C^; Mrs.
Mary J. Jackson, McLean Branch,
Tenn.; Mrs. Joseph S. Lively, Mclnn
ville. Tenn.; Mrs. John Dunn, Cum
berland Furnace, Tenn.; Mr.' John
Dunn, Cumberland Furnace, Tenn.
Thc collision occured about 8
o'clock, and was between passenger
train- No. 4, westbound, and fast
freight No. 51, -en route to Nashville.
The wreckage at once caught lire. The
baggage, mail, express and smoking
ears of the passenger train and sever
al of the freight cars were burned.
But one mail bag was saved, "brough
the almost superhuman strength ex
erted by the passengers the three day
coaches and tho Pull-man were pushed
back from the fire aud the equipment
saved. It is the general impression
among passengers and trainmen that
the fault was with the passenger crew,
as orders to meet at Pegram had
been issued and the wreck occurred
west of that station.
The Precident Starts.
Syracuse, N. Y.. Special.-After
traversing Wednesday thc two great
States of Massachusetts and New
York, President Taft Wednesday
night skirting the southern shores of
Lake Erie on his .way to Chicago,
where he arrived at 11:30 a. m.
Thursday to make his first impor
tant stop on a 13,000-mile tour of the
West and South.
Wherever the train stopped on its
run from Boston there were large
crowd's at the railway stations and
the President was greeted willi en
thusiastic cheering. The day was
typical of many that are to come, and
the President was prevailed upon to
make a number of five-minute
speeches from the rear platform of
his car at points not including the
itinerary. In Massachusetts, Mr.
Taft spoke at Wordiest er, Spring
field and Pittsfield. Entering New
York State he was greeted at Albany
by Governor Charles E. Hughes, and
both made little talks to the depot
throng, which cheered the State and
Federal executives with equal enthu
Women Fight Fatal Duel.
Chicago, Special.-Mrs. Julia Tripp
and her sister-in-law, Mrs. . Jacob
Silvers, of New York, are both dead
as the result of a pistol and knife
duel between the two women in Mrs.
Tripp's apartments at 56th stree! and
Prairie avenue, a fashionable resi
dence district of this city. It is said
Mrs. Silvers' husband left her about
three months ago because of hei" pe
culiar actions. Mrs. Tripp was the
wife of a superintendent of a manu
facturing firm of this city. There
were ten bullet wounds and one cut
on the body of Mrs. Tripp. Mrs.
Silvers had a bullet wound in the
chest and several knife slashes. Only
one revolver was found in the apart
ments but eight empty shells and two
cartridges were found indicating that
the revolver was emptied and reload
ed during the struggle. The furnish
ings of the apartments were in dis
order and in every room there were
evidences of a desperate struggle.
Governor Johnson I1L
Rochester, Minn., Special.-Gover
nor John A. Johnson was operated on
in St. Mary's Hospital here Wednes
day by Dr. William J. Mayo, assisted
by Dr. Charles Mayo, for a deep
seated intestinal abscess. It was a
very serious operation and the worst
is feared. The latest is as follows:
Dr. C. F. Nevin, house physician of
St. Mary's hospital, at 9:30 o'clock
Wednesday evening issued the follow
ing bulletin on Governor Johnsen's
"Governor Johnson's condition is
very bad. Puls? irregular and fast.
Car Workers Strike Again.
Pittsburg, Special.-The car work
ers' strike at the plant of the Press
ed Steel Car Company in Schoenville
which was thought settled, after cost
ing nine lives and heavy financial loss,
began anew Wednesday when be
tween 3,000 and 4,000 employes of f;he
car works walked from their weirk
and quietly dispersed to their homes.
Say They Were Poisoned. .
Chattanooga, Tenn., Special.-A
telephone message received ,by The
Times Wednesday .night Johnny
Dobbs, manager of the Chattanooga
baseball team, says that the members
of his team were poisoned Wednes
day while playing in Augusta. All
the men who drank from a bucket of
water aro ill. Two, who did not
drink of thc waler, escaped. Meek,
the star catcher, is confined to his
bed with a doctor in attendance.
Far Famed Clermont Comes to Lifo
New York, Special.-With plain
cord wood as fuel thc scow-shape],
stove-pipe funneled craft in which
Robert Fulton first navigated the
waters of the Hudson river under
steam propulsion 102 years ago, came
to life again Tuesday, when the re
constructed Clermont, built for the
Hudson-Fulton celebration had her
official speed trial from Mariners
Harbor. Staten Island, to Robbins
Reef Light in the lower bay.
" With a .22-caiiber ballet imbedded
in the center of his brain, fired there
with suicidal intent more than two
weeks ago, Frank Blaine left the
Casualty Hospital in this city Wed
nesday, discharged as cured. He said
he suffered no discomfort other than
pains in the head and neckband he
talked rationally at all times. The
surgeons at the hospital who watched
him closely said they detected no ill
effects from the bullet in his brain,
and it is their belief that he will not
suffer from it in future years. An
X-ray photograph of the young
man's head showed the bullet im
bedded in the center of his brain.
"Free Sunday" for so many years
the hope deferred of "Jack Tar" in
the United States navy is about to be
come a ...realty. Acting Secretary
Winthrop issued an ord<*r having the
object in viey Wednesday. Its pur
pose is to reduce the work aboard
ships on the Sabbath to a minimum
consistent with requirements of the
service,;to the *end that the day may
be generally-observed as a day of
Conditions at the Western peni
tentiary . .of Pennsylvania at Alle
gheny have 'been found so distress
ing and so intolerable as to require
the immediate removal of all federal
prisoners whose transfer is practi
cable and to demand the most se
rious' consideration of the proper pub
lic authorities; This is disclosed in
the report of C. H. McGlasson of tb?
'department prisons and prisoners to
the attorney general.
Rear-Admiral Daniel D. Stuart,
who ".ras promoted through the re
'tirement bf Rear-Admiral Sperry
September 3, will be transferred to
tito retired list September 15. He
is a native of New York and was
graduated from. the United States
Naval Academy in 1869. He has
served practically all around tho
world. After serving at the New
York Navy Yard he went to Carite
for duty at the naval station in Jan*
uary, 1899. He went next on duty
at New York and his latest assign
ment was as.commandant of the navy
yard at Norfolk.
Considerable damage was caused
by fire about 2 o'clock in the morn
ing at the bakery of Ferdinand Pries
ner in the rear of 476 L street, south
west. The night's baking of several
thosand loaves had been finished and
the employes had gone, to bed. The
proprietor was awakened by the
sound of crackling timber and gave
the alarm. Tie fireman were quick
ly summoned, but the fire burned for
nearly an hour and several thousand
dollars damage was caused, including
the loss of about 3,000 loaves of
Additional appointments of census
supervisors by President Taft were.
announced Wednesday by Census Di
rector E. Dana Durand. Among them
is that of Ernest Madison Du Pre,
a wholesale commission dealer at
Columbia, S. C., to be supervisor of
the seventh South Carolina district.
The appointment of John J. Stump
as supervisor of the fifth Maryland
district, followed a vigorous . fight
against him because he is engaged in
the retail liquor business in Mary
land. He has had experience, how
ever, which was regarded as entirely
fitting him for the duties of the
The light house tenders Hibiscus and
Oleander will carry President Taft's
party down the Mississippi river next
month. The Hibiscus has been order
ed to accompany the Oleander pro
vided the Mississippi's channel will
accommodate a vessel of her draught.
The Oleander is now at Key West.
Formal announcement was made at
the Department of Justice that Act
ing Attorney General Ellis has ad
dressed letters to Governors Hughes,
of New York, and Stuart, of Pennsyl
vania, calling their attention to the
results of the investigation of the
Pressed Steel Car Company strike at
Pittsburg and submitting evidence for
such action as the State authorities
may wish to take.
Tales of great suffering and the
serious situation in the flooded dis
trict of Mexico, as told in telegrams
received at the state department from
American Consul General Hanna,
brought forth another appeal from
the American National Red Cross so
ciety for funds with which "to sup
ply our unfortunate neighbors of
Mexico with the necessities of life."
The great loss of life and destruction
of property is even greater than was
at first supposed and it is predicted
that great physical .suffering will pre
vail among the homeless during the
fall and winter if ample relief is not
Admiral George Dewey's face glow
ed with pleasure as he read the re
ports of the splendid work being done
by the men of the navy in their record
target and battle practice off the Vir
ginia capes. "See that record," said
he, as he pointed to an unofficial re
port which said that the battleship
Louisiana had made ?6 hits out of 16
shots at 2 targets. "That is a world
beater. I feel great pride in the
manner in which our men have acquit
Four cadets at the Annapolis naval
academy have been dropped from the
rolls by direction of President Taft
because of "inaptitude," which was
said to have been demonstrated on
the practice cruise of the corps this
summer. The names of the dismissed
cadets are M. Dunnell, Jr., fifirst
class, of New York City; L. E. Fagan,
second class, Philadelphia; L. K. Tay
lor, second class, Wheeling, W. Va.,
and C. M. Flett, second class, Lari
more, N. D.
Items Gathered and Told While
You Hold Your Breath.
SOME EVERY DAY HAPPENINGS
Lively and Crisp as They Are Gar
nered From the Fields of Action
at Home and Abroad.
The American Red Cross society in
the flooded districts of Mexico are
sending urgent appeals for more
funds, stating that the worst has not
been told and that great suffering
must follow if relief is not forthcom
Extensive joint maneouvers be
tween the Virginia militia and the
fon st Artillery have begun at Fort
The New York suits against steam
ship companies and railroads appear
to be the result of a general inquiry
into rates and combines on the Atlan
While swimming in Amite river,
near Baton Rouge, La., Saturday,
Charles Rouse, 14 years old, took
cramp. His brother, Walter, 12 years
old, attempted to rescue him but both
went down together.
George R. Colton, formerly Collec
tor of Customs at Manilla, will be ap
pointed Governor of Porto Rico by
President Taft in place of Governor
Post, who recently submitted his re
Mrs. Isaac Moody, residing near
Pierce City, Mo., celebrated her lOOtu
birthday on Tuesday.
' A pyramid has quite recently been
discovered in the State of Mexico,
and it lends to the discovery of a
very ancient buriad city.
A Frenchman says he has invented
a flying omnibus, and wants a fran
chise to carry freight and passengers
A German expedition has been or
ganized to conduct scientific research
in the polar seas.
An examination of the body of'
Lieutenant Sutton, which was dis
intered at Arlington Cemetery, show
day before, shot himself dead on
it indicated that he did not shoot
Cesnus Director Durand has sent
letters to supervisors notifying them
that they must give up all political
activity while the census work is go
ing on. ?
Paper mills in the United States
are planning to move to Canada, ow
ing to the prohibition against the ex
portation from the Dominion of pulp
Five thousand mill operatives at
Fall River, Mass., are out of work
from a shut down of mills.
Oscar Leisner, of New York,
through abnormal devotion to his
wife, whom death took from him the
day before shot himself dead on
Tuesday. They left one little son
that Leisner tried to find ' and it is
believed he meant to kill him too.
The budget as made out for run
ning New York City next year is
$183,248,000. It is an increase of
$27,000,000 over last year.
Raymond Lnstonnat, a French
scientist, says Cook and Peary may
both be mistaken about having reach
ed the North Pole.
The Chicago subway stock has
dropped $5 on the share from the
death of E. H. Harriman.
M. Paulham, at Tourney, France,
last Monday, wished to pay a visit
to a friend a few miles-away. He
simply took his aeroplane and flew
over, landing conveniently near, dis
mounted, chatted a while, then mount
ed and flew back to the starting point
as if it were a thing of every dav
Mr. Jarnon Meredith, says the
Wilkesboro, N. C. Chronicle, had an
ox bitten last week by a copperhead
snake. The ox bellowed as if in great
pain and died in less than a half hour.
While cleaning a 45-calibre target
pistol, Orville E. Stockwell, Jr., ac
cidentally shot himself through the
heart in the apartments of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Orville T. Stock
well. Sr., Wednesday afternoon at
L. W. Bonney, a hotel man of
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, made a flight
in a monoplane of his own design at
5 o'clock Tuesday morning. Its con
struction is along simpler lines than
any other air craft, and it ascended
readily at the first trial. He in
jured it however in descending.
An effort is being made to secure
a new trial in the Breese case at
Asheville, N. C., on the affidavit by
two of the jurors that Marshall
Ramsey said to jurors that the de
fendants were as guilty as h-L
Ramsey denies the charge in to to
and has been vindicated by the court.
The late E. H. Harriman's will
designates Mrs. Harriman as the sole
legatee of his estate estimated at
from $75,000,000 to $100,000,000.
There is a belief, however, that he
had, before the will was made, set
apart a goodly portion for his mar
ried and unmarried children.
The Post Office Department, has
made a ruling that mail deliverers
shall not be required to deliver mail
where vicious dogs are allowed to
run at large.
Judge Sutton, of Nebraska, in
pronouncing the judgment of hanging
on John Masourides last Tuesday,
named Monday as the day of the
week and gained high commendation
therefor by the ministerial associa
tion of that community.
Coffeeville, Kansas, on last Tues
day, by a respectable majority adopt
ed the commission form of govern
The Jewish New Year began Wed
nesday, Septembfer 15lb. It is the
TROLLEY LINE TO RIVER
Rock Hill to Take Steps Which Will
Bring About This. \
Rock Hill, Special.-A movement
is on foot here to rebuild and elec
trify the street railway which is n?V
operated by mules. The railway is
I owned by the Land and Town Site
Company, which also owns ,250 to
300 acres within the city limits of
Rock Hill. Mr. J. M. Cherry owns
land all the way from Rock HiU to
the river. He has graded a road to
within a half-mile of the river. This
grading was supposed to be simply a
good road through his property, but
it' now transpires that he contem
plates using it for a trolley to the
river. If the proposed arrangements
go through Mr. Cherry will organize
a new company to take over the town
site company and build a trolley to
the river and develop at the Catawba
power plant an extensive park. Such
a road would naturally be extended
sooner or later to Charlotte and the
park and big river lake would.then
be at the service of the people of
Charlotte for recreation. Rumor has
it that arrangements are already
made to finance the company . which
will take over and develop the prop
erty now owned by the town site
company and build an electric road
not only to the river, as above stated,
but to three of the cotton mill vil
lages, namely, the Highland Park,
Aragon, Manchester and through
the new Cherry park.
Insurance Concerns Have Large
Columbia, Special-Insurance Com
missioner McMaster's statement
shows that the net premium receipt?
from fire insurance companies for the
six months ending June 30 were $9.12,
429.08; life insurance companies, $1,
621.125.25; miscellaneous companies,
$140,652.03. The additional license
fe'-s as authorized uiider the re *e:.t
act of the legislature show collections
as follows: Fire insurance com
panies, $17,340.04; life, $30,051.94;
miscellaneous, $2,693.52. The fire in
spection tax amounted to $1,833.9'..
Liquor Flows in J " Yard.
Lexington, Special.-Sheriff P. H.
Corley last week emptied 90 gallons
of liquor and cider in the jail lot.
This lot had been captured at Irmo,
about six weeks ago. The stuff was
consigned to John Davis, and was
seized as being conlrband. No in
quiry was ever made by the supposed
owner, and as the required time was
up, the sheriff decided to get rid of
the entire lot. This is about the first
case of this kind reported in the
county, there being but few viola
tions of the liquor law here.
Bold Robbery at Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, Special.-The resi
dence of C. D. Loane, 221 Kennedy
street, a well known travelling man,
was entered Wednesday night and
jewelry and .silverware valued at
$500 and $30 in currency taken.
Among the articles stolen were two
solid gold watches, two diamond
rings, a gcM brooch set with dia
monds, silver, knives, forks and soup
ladle. There were evidences that the
burglar used chloroform on the in
mates. Since the above report the
sensation arises that the jewelry hid
been pawned by one close in the home.
Got a Quarter in Her Throat.
* Florence. Special.-The 3-year-old
daughter of Mr. Ragland Brimson, of
Dillon, was brought here Monday for
surgical treatment. The little girl
while playing with a silver 25-cert
piece, accidentally let it get down in
her throat, and it turned flat ways,
thereby cutting off her breath almost;
entirely. By means of the X-ray the
piece of money was located in tho
evening, was successfully removed
and the child relieved.
$20,000 Verdict Returned.
Union, Special.-Probably the lar
gest verdict ever given in a damage
suit in this county was the one ren
dered Wednesday by the jury in the
case cf Jae Holcomb vs the Southern
Railway. This verdict was for twenty
thosand dollars in a suit wherein six
ty thousand was asked. Holcomb is
a young man who, while in the em
ploy of the Southern, had one foot
Death of Geo. A. Norwood.
Greenville, Special.-George Alex
ander Norwood, a prominent banker
of the Piedmont section, died at his
residence here Friday. After finish
ing school he was successively a
school teacher, a journalist, a farmer,
a merchant and a turpentine distiller.
He went into the commission business
in Charleston, handing cotton and
naval stores for eleven years. In 1884
he organized and became president of
the Bank of Marion, remaining there
six years, when he came to Greenville
and had since been intimately con
nected with the banking interests
New Police System.
Columbia, Special.-Part of the
equipment of the new police alarm
System arrived Saturday and the re
mainder is expected to arrive before
October 1 when the work of instati
ng the new apparatus xviii proba bh
be commenced. The new equipment
is thoroughly modern in every partic
ular and will replace the system that
uas done service for 25 years or more.
The same system is now being install
ed in sevrai Southern cities.
Closing Out Stock of Dispensaries, j
Columbia. Special.-The work of
checking up the dispensaries going
out ot" business will proceed rapidly.
Dispensary Auditor West has. ap
pointed Mr. R. L. Gaffney of Gaffney
to assist in the work and it is expect
ed that in a number of the counties
the stock will be very quickly dispos
ed of by the dispensers. The law re
quires that all stock must be sold be
fore November 15 and in case of a
balance of supplies on that date the
stock must be disposed of to other
counties remaining wet. *TfT"r%
News Notes of General Interest
From All Parts of the Statt.
The "Unloaded Gun" May Cost Boy
Union, Special.-Another "unload
ed gun" has nearly resulted in a
terrible tragedy, even though no fa
tality occurred, and may make a lit
tle boy blind for life.
It was at Buffalo, in this county,
that Elmer and Luther McCreight,
aged 10 and 8 years respectively/
sons of Mr. Robt. McCreight were
playing on the bed with a shotgun
that was supposed to be unloaded
as their father usually kept it that
way, but was loaded now because Mr.
McCreight had loaded it to kill some
dogs that had been worrying him. In
playing with the gun it suddenly
went off, the charge tearing a larg?
hole in the ceiling of the room antf
a few of the scattering shot entering
Elmer 's eyes.
Sowing Clover and Alfalfa Scien
Columbia, Special.-Over 200 farm
ers of the State are now planting -
winter leguminous clover crops under
the direction of Prof. A. G. Smith
of the United States bureau of plant
industry, who has charge of the work
in South Carolina. Many of the farm
ers are planting crimson clover, re?J
clover, burr clover, alfalfa and vetch.
Thoa? desiring information concern
ing the planting of winter clover
crops can secure specfiic information
by applying to Prof. Smith, who has
an office in the State capital and
gives personal attention to all in
quiries made to his department.
Want Circus Kept Out. , A.
Spartanburg, Special.-Barnum &
Bailey's big curcus, which will show
in this immediate locality Octobei
27, and the Spartanburg County Fail
Associatif i have clashed. The Fail
Association wants the city to keep
the circus from showing within the
eity limits for the reason that Oc
tober 27 is the date for the opening
of the Fair, and if allowed to pifA
their tents in the city, the business*"
o fthe Fair will be ruined. The city,
when asked for a license fixed tho
fee at $2,G00, and then dropped to
$1,000. The circus people, have re
fused to cough up, but will show on
the outskirts of the city near the
Magistrate Suspended For Miscon
duct and Neglect of Duty.
Columbia, Special.-Governor An
sel suspended Magistrate J. E. Pavisj
.vho was appointed last spring' for
Clearwater township. Aiken county, ;
for " misconduct and noglect ol
duty," in failing to turn over to the
county $4.90 he collected as costs ic
a negro disorderly case which was
compromised. Mr. Davis was given
a hearing and explained that the case
was compromised last spring and he
neglected to make a record of it and
in this way forgot to turn over the
funds. The Governor regarded hi?
answer to the charges ^sufficient and
Flans for the Celebration.
Gaffney, Special.-Mr. J. A. Car
roll, who was recently appointed fro?
Gaffney as a member of the executive
committee of the King's Mountain
Monument association, met the mem
bers of the committee at Gastonia
Monday. About 20 members of th*
committee were prosent, and all were
most enthusiastic as to .the prospect?
at the time of the unveiling of the
monument. Mr. Carroll said that it
was thc sense of the committee that
a day would be devoted to the unveil
ing and one day to thc reproduction
of the battle of King's Mountain,
which was really the turning point of
Wants a Decision.
Columbia, Special.-?-The Carolina,
Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad has re
quested the Supremo Court of South
Carolina to hold a speen 1 session tc
pq^s on the eonsti?ition.dity of the
Legislature's act permitting the com
pany to obtain a charter in this State,
Chief Justice Jones now has the mat
ter under advisement.
Rice Birds Are Destructive.
of rice is progressing satisfactorily
for the planters in the Savannah
river territory, and within the week
will be finished, says the Savannah
Morning News. Some of the larger
planters have commenced threshing
The condition of the rice crop is
very good, and unless some very badi
weather turns up will give an abun
dant yield. Rice birds are playing
havoc with the alte rice particularly
according to reports which are
brought to Savannah.
Ship Lots of Booze back to Baltimore?
Charleston, Special.-Three thou
sand two hundred and fifty-six quarts
of whiskey and 4,680 bottles of im
port ed beer were 'loaded Tuesday on
a steamship of the Baltimore line and!
shipped back to Baltimore and im
mediate points. The conrtaband had
been consigned to blind tigers here,
but never reached the. consignees a?
the police patrol the water front day
and night and the stuff gradually
piled up ou thc wharves.
Case of Pellagra in Florence.'
Florence, Special.-It is reported!
that Miss Laura Jones, who has Been:
an inmate of the county poor farm
for seveiinl months, died, Sunday with
pellagra, which is thc first case of the
kind that has been diagnosed in this
county. Tho report is to the effect
that Dr. William Uderton was the
attending physician, and after diag
nosing the case as pellagra, Dr. F. H.
McLeod was called in conference, and
the diagnosis as made by Dr. liber
ton, was confirmed.