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:?r: James Wilson,
TS?cr?t^^Unn^d'^i?es Department pf Agriculture *
''"V'?.Gate?is; right lu his assertion "that: this country is ?ai<ablo
;vI;?D?,^upDort?ng(a vastly-increased population, but it can only
. : be done with:: improved and more scientific methods ol
? .farming,,and better conditions all around.
I agree rwithMr. Hill: . We are not producing foodstuffs
in proportion to. the increase m population. The chief rea;
son for/thisi is that the number of those engaged in agi Icul
> rural pursuits is out ot proportion to our ever increasing
population. ' "**
The-.trouble lies, ai I have often said, in the fact that the cities aave
?rown in population at the. expens? of the rural communities. , The. people
jhav? moved from' the country tb the town, and ia* consequence the farms
?have not produced as\ they? would if the people had remained to work them.
The history of the country for the last fifty years gives abundant reason
?for this state of-affairs. i\
. " We began to develop our manufactories about that time. We gave these
^^manufactories ample protection: with a 'tariff which was a good thing for
".them, and' for %e farmer, who found thereby a ready home market fo? his
But the factory offered better inducement to the youth of the farm bet
..;^ter. wages, shorter hours, the attractions of "a1 town or city life, lights at night,
excitement, recreation, many things which'the farm had not This tehd?d to
..?draw the life bloodsof. the farm and did much to begin the trouble.. Thea we
'"began to build railroads. . These in their building .and oper?tion tooli the
^Bonet and sinew of fhe.~farm' throughoutthe region they traversed.
. True, the farmer today is in, a better position than he has been for sears.
?He is getting good prices, and we should not begrudge them to him after the
.long lean years through which he. passed.
He has to work t>ard, sixteen hours .a day at least, but he is getting a
long deferred'return for. his Jabor. The way to get the people from the city
?to the farm, is a broader and wider distribution of agricultural education.
. Most-of our colleges Upday mre strenuously at work'turning out lawyers,
doctors, preachers arid typewriters, birt few: ot them make any effort to grad
uate a farmer.?'. I -would." have agriculture in' some form taught in every-seat
-of learning and.in our* public schools.
Starting with 'the: fact, that while the farmer has to work hard he has as
a reward better h??ith, ?'Anger life and a more independent existence than
any other man.on earth,-it ought to be easy to make life attractive.
Then I would have the young men taught "the newest and latest methods
' of agriculture. Show them how[.?hey cari produce more from an acre than
their fathers did. prove to them how 1:0 mak? $2 where their fathers made
"but. $1, and yoe will have offered the inducement needed tc check the aban
donment of the farm for the.oity.
Worst Physical Scourge with Which We
Have to Contend
^^mf^f^ti^fr* By Qr. ? M. Foote .^rV1"1 iM*^???^)
HAVE no hesitancy in pronouncing cancer the worst physi
,u cal scourge with whichw? haye to contend to-day. Cancer
is far more to be dreaded1 .than tuberculosis, for, although
the death rate from cancer is not: yet as great as;that from
tuberculosis," it. hf steadily on the increase, while the great
'white plague-has-been.-partially conquered by medical ex
' perimentati?n, and io on ?the decrease.
Do you know $hat. one man out of every thirty-two and
one woman out of eleven now die of cancer in this country?
Do you know that^?fter the age of thirty-five, one man out of seventeen and.
one. woman out of nine die. of cancer? And that during this period more
'' women ^He in th? United,States, of cancer than of consumption?
According to Dr. John A. McGlinn, of Philadelphia, who has just compiled
4ata for the Philadelphia Medica! Society o? the subject, the age of greatest
frequency-bas come to be between the ages of fifty and fifty-four, wheu one
man lu fourteen and one woman in five die of cancer. If the disease had been
exterminated in 1903 in this country, according to Dr. McGlinn, a saving of
life equal to 373,574 years, or a total saving?of more than $224,000,000 ic earn
? lng capacity ^would be the result, / \ ,.
Out of the total population of the registraron area of males and feihales
more than, thirty-five years old in .1906, there have died, or will die of cancer,
283?S09 men and .518,18$ women.
And not only in this country, but :.n the world at large, is the excessive
mortality from cancer appalling. ? It ts increasing everywhere. In the last
decade it increased 12 per 100,000. In this country it increased from 53 to
se?rly 71 per 100^000 pf population. From 1901 to 1906 the increases in
various kinds of cancer were as follows: Stomach and liver, 1.08 percent;
"'mouth, 0.4 percent; intestines, 0.6 pereent; skin, 0.1 percent. The decreases
in the various forms of the disease were: Breast, 0.1 percent; other organs,
By Sir Ray Lankester
HE bottom currents, of Seas and oceans, sitch as those which,
possibly bring amber to our shores, ^are strangely disposed.
The Seigneur pf Sark soma fifty' years ago was shipwrecked
tn' his yacht near the island of Guernsey. He lost, f.mong
other things, a well-fastened, strongly made chest ccntain
Ing silver plate. It was found a year later in deep water
off the-coast of Norway and restored to him! /
In,, the really de^p sea, over .1,000 fathoms down, there are
well-marked, broad currents which may be described as^'Iv
ers of very cold.'water (only four d?greesvor so above freezing point). They
How along the deep sea bottom and are sharply marked off from the warmer
waters above and to the side.- Their inhabitants are different from those
of the warmer ?water. They are due, to the melting of the polar ice, the cold
water so formed stopping at once owing to Its greater density below the
warmer water of the surface currents. These deep currents originate in
both the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Jl Mew Fad
6y Eilis G. Jones
NEW fad among women is reported; namely, the buying
of small farms. To some extent the fad ought to be en
couraged, but let us hope it will not extend to the lower
strata of society.
;If the dwellers of the tenements should take it up and
commence to migrate, the.great cities would be depopulated,
much to the" annoyance of? those who'are depending on
ttose'dwellers to do their work, as well as of those owners
vof the tenements themselves "who are sojourning in
various parts of the world confident that their rent-collectors will keep duly
'active and forward periodical checks In ample time to/ pay recurrent hotel
bills and" tip the servants.V: - * ? .
-Anyone who haa influence with these dwellers should go to them at once
and, in a kindly way, persuade""them not to desert the paths of duty at this
juncture when everything is getting" along so. nicely. Even the prospective
lowering of the price of corn and wheat would not warrant such an exodus._
(From Life. . .' ." ?"'.'
Locusts in Panama.
The ..method of exterminating* lo
.. cus ts most generally adopted in Pana
ma has- been. to 'dig' a trench ?bout
fifty .'feet in .length, two feet wide and
. one foot deep, with . perpendicular
aides;, in which the locusts are driv
en by men beating the grass and*trees
. with switches. In this way . millions
are collected-and are .destroyed . with
a solution of strong lye soapsuds. The
trench is then refilled with earth so
?0 to/ allay the odor.-Argus. .
A Thoughtful Girl.
Probably the most . thoughtful
daughter in the world Jives in Atchi
son. Although 25 years of age, she
still wears her hair down her back
to keep her mcther looking young.
Af the present rate of increase In
travel it is estimated that the rail
ways of Manhattan and the Bronx
will carry 1,700,000,000 passengers in
'If News' No^s^l^^?jjier?l. .Interest
?i From All. Parts of the State.
EX-GGV. .M'SWSENEY DEAD..
Rose From Newsboy to Highest Offi?o
. .. iii His-State.".
Columbia. Speeml.^Former Gover
nor Miles B. MeSweeney of South
Carolina, who had been under treat
ment at Mount Hope retreat,' in.
Baltimore, Md., s:.nce July 18 last,
died at that institution at 1:30 o 'clock
Wednesday morning. For the past
week it had been known that the for
mer Governor'was critically ill and
.his wife went to Baltimore to be with
him. She was present at the tim?
of his death, as also was his son,
Eugene B. McSweimey..
The body was brought to his old
home at Hampton, Thursday and in
-. Former Governor Mcsweeney was
a native of Charleston, S. C., where
he was born April 18, 1855. He rose
from a newsboy tb be Governor of
tho State, and held many political
offices in South Carolina.
-He was one of the vary few in
South Carolina to start out as a
strictly poor boy. and attain high
political position. ' He was left an
orphan in Charleston at the age of
4 years, his father dying there of
yellow lover in 1859. At 10 young
Miles sold newspapers, attending night
school the while. He clerked in a book
store a year or so latera He served an
apprenticeship as a job printer and
later, worked on newspapers in
Charleston and Columbia. He won the
typographical union's scholarship to
Washington and Lee university, but
had to return from there in a short
time on account-of his money giving
out. He established The Ninety Sis
Guardian in Abbeville county in 1877,
which became the present Hampton
Guardian in 1879. He was chairman
of his county Democracy from 18.84
to 1894, when he . was elected-a mem
ber of the Legislature. He served as
Lieutenant Governor from 1896 to
1899, succeeding to the governor
ship on. the death of Gov. W. H.
Ellerbe, being elected to a full term
to succeed himself. He was for eight
years president of the South Caro
lina Press Association and has al
ways been popular with the news
paper men throughout the State.
Fanners Unit? in Union.
Union, Special.-Saturday a large
mass-me?ting attended by represen
tative farmers of Union county was
held in the court house here and re
sult?d in the organization of a County
Educational and Co-operative union.
The object of the meeting was pre
sented in an interesting speech' by
Mr. W. JJ. Mahaffey, the State or
ganizer of this union, which , has
similar? organizations in almost all the
States in the Union. The following*
officers were elected:' President, D.
J. Gregory; vice president, J. R
Tinsley; Secretary, J. M. Greer. The
meeting of the county union will he
held in the court house on each Mon
day, salesday,. at 12 o'clock noon.
Burnett Released on Bond.
Aiken, Special.-Mason Burnett
was released Tuesday night on '$000
boii? from the county jail, C. K. Hen
derson and Dr. J. H. Burnett, father,
of young Burnett, going on his bond.
Burnett is charged with the alleged
shortage in the bank of Graniteville
Burnett having formerly been book-,
keeper. It is rumored here that the
shortage in- the bank is much less .
than was at 'first estimated. An audit
ing company has been employed to
Negro Killed in Greenwood.
Greenwood, Special.-Ed. Turner*
a negro, died here Tuesday as a re
sult of a pistol shot wound received
from J. T. McDowell, a young white
man. The shooting took place Sat
urday evening in the store of Rauton
Bros. here. The verdict of the cor
oner's jury was that "he came to
his death on September 27, 1909,
from the effects of a gunshot wound
inflicted on his; body by J. T. Mc-.
Dowell on the evening of September
25 in the Stai;e and county afore
Woman Murdered and Mutilated.
Spartanburg, Special.-The discov
ered early Thursday of the mutilat
ed body bf Mrs. Martha Foster, con
cealed beneath a mound of brush and
pine needles in a Sjjrip of woodland
north -of Beaumont mill village in this
city, has revealed a revolting murder
and left the police authorities at sea.
Poe Foster, her husband, is held in
the county jail awaiting further in
vestigation of the case.
Four White Men Jailed.
Greenwood, Special.-Four white
men, Henry R. Williamson, Sloan
Williamson, Ashby King and Sam
W. Cooper, were arrested and lodged
in jail here Tuesday on the charge of
having caused the'death of Gus Gil
crease, an old negro, by whipping.
The criipe is alleged to have occur
red near Dysons,this county, on Fri
day. The men arrested deny the
Fire Near Alcolu.
- Alcolu, Special.-Mr. James M.
Montgomery losj; his residence with
almbst all of its contents by fire
Tuesday afternoon. It seems that the
.fire started from the stove flue of the
cook room,' and being fanned by a
strong wind, rapidly spread to the
body of the building and before as
sistance could reach the scene it was
rDthing but a mass of flames. The
barn and other outbuildings caught
several times, but were saved.
' _ _ *
Confusions as to State .School Funds
Columbia, Special'.-.There seems to
be soin^ m?sund?rt sanding' as to the
funds appropriated by the legisla
t?r? for the aid to weak schools and
the money given to the high schools.
The -legislature last -year .appropria
ted $60,000 for the high schools of.
the Sta:e arid'$20,000 for aid to the
weak schools of theState. The funds
are not connected'in any way.
Since .the first of ,the year 256
schools in 31 counties have been aided
Dozens of applications could not be
honored because the last check was
sent ea:rly in September.
Horry county alone received, $4,
715.97. This was distributed among
58 schools in amounts ;of $100 or less.
In several instances the districts have
voted u special school tax in order
that they may benefit hy this appro
priation. One school in.Horry coun
ty enrolled 75 pupils, was apportioned
$85 from . the regular, school fund,
an?Spaid the teacher a monthly salary
of $40. The patrons, subscribed $16,
and received $32 from the State,
thereby lengthening the . term one
Bethel in Pickens county enrolled
18 pupils, was apportioned from the
regular fund $42.50, and paid the
teacher a salary of $28 per month.
Patrons subscribed $7.. and received
Red Hill in Edgefiel'd county en
rolled 60 pupils, was ... apportioned
$340, and paid tho salary of $85 to
two teachers. .The -patrons raised $5C
and secured $100 from the State.
Simi/ar> illustrations might be
given from Marlboro,jh??nchest agri
cultural county in'.the -State, from
Spartanburg, a cotton manufacturing
cendro, from Anderson^ th'? leading
county in South Carolina in the -pro
duction, of cotton, as well as from
the less prosperous sections. The
Association of County iSnperinten
dents nt its meeting in Spartanburg.
strongly endorsed this appropriation
to weak schools. The experiment'of
1909 will probably ?becomg, a ' fixed
policy in the next few years;-; At
least $50,000 is needed to; supply the
demand made during th?-: present,
and. an appropriation of $100,000
would ;iot be too, large. In the opinion
of. State Superintendent of ' Educa
tion' Swearingen, $ local tax should
be made the "basis, for a distribu.tarig'
this'fund. Subscriptions are unsatis
factory, because they must be solicit
ed every year'.' , -y,;.-.-.
The High School Law.
The high school law was am?neded
by the general assembly' last Febru
ary by adding an amendment: requir
ing every1 high school, district to lew
for school purposes at least a 2.mill
tax. This requirement will probably
be extended tb elementary common
schools, for weak schools arrd?high
schools are both included in the^ pub
lic school system and differ only. in
the grade of work. The demand for.
this appropriation to the common
school has bcon made repeatedly^ and
the snail beginning . authorized by
the Gnrris act has received general
indorsement throughout th e State. '
The Stato. board of-education, at
its meeting September ??., passed on
high school applications for,, the com
ber session. Thirty-eight counties
will share, in the high school appro
priation next year and several appli
cations could not be granted because
of the 5 per cent limit imposed on
each .county by the high school act.
More4 l;han 75 rural high schools will
be in operation this year. It'is stat
ed thai; farmers are beginning to. real
ize that it is better to build up their
local schools than to move to town
in sea)'ch of educational advantages.
The $20,000 appropriated" by the Gar
r?s act for weak schools should not
be .confounded with the $60,00 appro
priated for the high schools. '
.Mulligan Pleads Guilty:
Spartanburg, Special - "Bud"
Mulligan, a former police officer,
pleaded guilty to the charge of house
breaking and larceny in the court of
general sessions Saturday and was
sentenced to a year in the pepitehtary
or on the public works of the county.
Mulligan was caught robbing a cash
drawer in a book store here some
weeks ago. At the time .the case was
the sensation of the hour. "
, Possum Hunt ar Badly Hurt.
Waterloo, Special.-Mr. James, M.
Mundy, ja. prominent farmer, living
two miles from Waterloo, was vthe
victim Friday night of a very peculiar
and almost fatal;aceident. Mr. Mun
dy was possum hunting and while one
of the hunters was cullinga tree, Mr.
Munday was on the ground nearby
holding a dog. The axe left'the han
dle, striking Mr. Munday in the neck, .
the blades penetrating deeply, inflict
ing an ugly wound| The large ves
sels in the neck were not severed.
Mr. M indy was prostrated by the. loss
of blood and by shock. His conditiou
is still serious, but it is thought th??
Le will recover.
Mistrial in Black Case.
Columbia, Special.-Judge R. W.
Meminger Friday dismissed the jury
in the case of John Black, accused of
accepting bribes while a member of
lhe old State dispensary board of
directors, and ordered a new trial.
The ground for this action was that
the jurors had seen a copy of a local
paper,, which contained an account of
the first day of the trial, and a num
ber ol: extracts from other papers
condemning action of Farnum jury.
Joe Bates to Die October 29.
Spartanburg, Special.-Joe Bates,'
the former police officer convicted in
the court of general sessions here this
week of the murder of Mrs. Doria
Boiter, was sentenced Saturday by
Judge DeVore to be hanged on Octo
ber 29. Attorneys for Bates will ap
peal to the supreme court for a new
trial on the grounds that the jury,
after having heard the testimony and
argument and prior to being charged
by thc court, was allowed to disperse
until the following morning.
PRESIDENT TAFT'S TOUR
Enthusiastic Thousands Greet Him
On His Western Trip, i. -
During' Saturday forenoon at Port
land, Oregon, the President received
from 20,000 school children a tribute
which, brought tears to his ejes.- The
boys and girls were hanked' in red,
white nad blue rows in the grandstand
on Mult i. omah field to form a "living
flag." ; . '
The President entered/?he field
through a gate at the crest'of a hill
and the view of the children bursting
upon him all at once called out an ex
pression of wonderment and delight.
His entrance was the signal for an
outburst of cheering from the fresh
young voices -which continued until
Mr. Taft had.taken the-place arrang
ed for him on a stand directly facing
the "flag." Then he witnessed a
drill by the children which combined
with their cheers inspired him, he de
clared, as bad no other sight in all his
Following the motions of a leader
the children stooped from view, then
sprang to their feet wi?h a cheer which
fairly pierced the ear and waved red,
white and blue banners in a perfect
storm of fluttering colors."
Then at the command of the leader
to spell "Taft" one set of children
with a loud shout of "T" held up yel
low banners to form that letter. Then
came the "A," "F" and the fianl
"T" followed by a crashing cry of
"Taft" which soomed to echo back
again from the far distant mountains.
During the exhibition the President
stood with eyes fixed upon the child
ren. He asked that the spelling be
repated and it was then that the
The children were a mass of mov- ,
ing colors, which caused Mr. Taft un
consciously to nod his head from side
to side in unison with the music and
the flowing picture before him. When
the drill ended and the children had
been called to attention, the President
addressed a few words to them.
The Portland tribute was one of
the most enthusiastic he has had. The
ride through the city was made the
occasion of a military display by the
United States forces stationed at
Vancouver barracks, thc troops being
reviewed by the President at the con
clusion of their escort duty.
On Sunday he preached another
sermon, this time at the cornestone
laying of the First Universalist
church' in East Portland. The Presi
dent handled the silver trowel and.
worked hard to see that the stone was.
properly adjusted. He referred to
his various church experiences and in
concluding said: "No church in this
country, however humble it may be,
that preaches the doctrine'of true re
ligion and true morality ,will lack my
earnest support to make it more in
fluential whenevr opportunity offers."
The President's train left at 10:10
p. m. over the Southern Pacific for
Mr. Taft attended the morning
services at the First Unitarian church
-in Portland and listened to a sermon
fby Rev. W. G. Eliot, Jr. Afterwards
he was the guest of honor at a lunch
eon tendered by Senator Bcurne. . In
.the -early afternoon he visited St.
Mary's Roman Catholic school and
made'a five-minute address to the
school children in which he declared
that loyalty to the Church meant fidela
ity to the country.
The- line of march followed by the
presidential party to East Portland
was crowded and there was cheering
all along, the-way.
Later in'the day when he was ad
mitted tp membership in the Arctic
Brotherhood, an international organ
ization, made- up of Canadians and
Americans interested in the develop
ment of Alaska, the President an
nounced that, he intended to visit
Alaska next summer and to go as
far into the territory as time would
permit in order that he might come
into contact with the people and see
for himself what might best be done
for their welfare.
The President frankly, told the
members of the brotherhood that ho
did not believe Alaska at this time
is ready for entire self-government.
"L, am as much in favor of popular
government as anybody," declared
the President, "but I am in favor of
popular government only when the
conditions exist under which popular
government may be a success and
work for the benefit of the people
and the government at large. When
there are limitations growing out of
various circumstances we must take
other means until poular government
becomes possible, and then, of course,
it is the best government in the
After passing two days in and
about Seattle, President Taft went to
Tacoma Friday night and received
from an audience that thronged thc
big armory one of the most cordial
greetings of his trip. He was enter
tained at dinner at the Union Club.
Before leaving Seattle the Presi
dent paid a last visit to the exposi
tion grounds to view the live stock
exhibition. Apparently he found
great interest in the exhibit, for he
passed more than twice the length of
time allotted to it.
Finally, from the judges' stand he
made a brief speech amid a chorus of
bleats and grunts and towings, com
plimenting the exhibitors on their fine
showing and the progress that had
been made in this country in the last
15 years in the way ol scientific farm
ing and breeding.
The President lunched at the Seat
tle Country Club and passed some
time on the golf links.
He promised to attend another ex
position to he held on the Pacific
coast, in 1915 in celebration of the
completion of the1 Panama canal. He i
said the date was beyond his term of
office but that his interest in the Pani
ama canal was so great that he would
When the President turned south
from Tacoma he had completed 5,000
miles of his 13,000 mile journey. In
elapsed time, however, his journey
was less than one-third completed.
NEW YORK MAKES MERRY
20,000 Peou?? and 54 Floats in the
Parade to do Honor to the Memory
of Hudson and Pulton. '
New York, Special. - Through
streets ablaze with bunting and lined
with the greatest crowd ever gathered
in New York throughfares a parado
of 20,000 men and 54 floats passed be
fore the envoys of twenty-one nations
participating in the H?dson-Fulton.
celebration. And in its passing,
which occupied two hours time, the
epoch-making scenes of three centu
ries, repr?sented in gigantic figures of
wood, plaster, paint and tinsel, were
The day was bright and' the cele
bration was held without an untoward
incident. Along the route of the pa
rade, a distance of over five miles, it
is estimated that more than two mil
lion people gathered.
As a parade it was as democratic
as it was historic; as cosmopolitan as
it was democratic. Mayor George B. '
McClellan and Herman Kidder, vice
president of the Hudson-Fulton cele
bration, headed the line and covered
the entire distance afoot. There was
no military show, no distinguished
personages in vehicles; all, with the
exception of the platoons of police'
mounted on their shiny-coated bay
horses, were afoot.
. A'number of the patriotic scenes
were wildly cheered. Among them
were "Pulling Down the Statue of
George 111," "Publishing the Consti
tution;" 'f Storming of Stony
Point;" "Capture of Andre," and
"Washington Taking Oath of Of
It was before a distinguished gath
ering that the paraders passed. Vice
President James S. Sherman was
flanked on either side by the admirals,
Lepord and Seymour, of the French
and British squadrons, respectively
Governor Hughes, Seth Low, Prince
Kuni of Japan, and . the German
grand admiral, von Koester, w?re
seated nearby. Others in the official
reviewing stand were Rear Admiral
Seaton Schroeder, of the Atlantic fleet
and his staff; Major General O. O.
Howard, and Supreme Court Justice
Dr. Frederick ?. Cook, the explor
er, Governor Hughes of New York, j
and Governor Fort of New Jersey,
were among the guests at a banquet
tendered by the citizens of uptown
New York to distinguished visitors at
the celebration. There was also an7
other official banquet at a casino in
OFFICER KELLS HIS MAN.
Resisted Arrest and Opened Fire Bat
Falls When Officer Shoots.
Sylvania, Ga., Special.-In a pistol
duel at close range Tuesday morning,
Clinton Overstreet, a deputy sheriff,
shot and killed L. A. Bragg, a planter,
on the latter's place, near Wood
cliffe, this county. Bragg fired first
but his aim was poor and the 'officer's t
first^shot dropped him. The men
were standing but a few feet apart
and firing almost in each other's faces.
Bragg is wealthy and Overstreet is a.
relative of former Congressman Over
street of Georgia. The officer held a
warrant for Bragg's arrest. Over
street went out to the plantation tp
make the arrest and when he found
Bragg the latter began firing. The of
ficer was compelled to shoot, killing
his man at the first fire.
Six Dead in Railroad Wreck.
Chicago, Special.-Six men were
killed and a dozen seriously injured
early Tuesday when an outbound
Panhandle passenger train crushed in
to the rear end of a Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul stock train at Twelfth
and Rockwell streets. The victims
were stockmen, many of whom were
sleeping in the caboose of the stock
train and members of the stock tram
crew. No persons on tLe passenger
train were injured. While the acci
dent occurred a few minutes after
midnight, the stock train was so com
pletely demolished and the victims so
mutiliated that six hours later only
two had been identified. Four cars
were telescoped and the wreckage set
afire. Many of the injured were ex
tricated with difficulty from the burn
ing debris by firemen and others who
hurried to the scene of the work.
Federal Government to Aid.
New Orleans, Special.-Col. S. M.
Foote, in command of Jackson bar
racks, left New Orleans late Monday
for a personal visit to the stricken
section in Louisiana. This step was
taken in pursuance to orders from
Brigadier General Albert L. Mills,
commanding the department of the
gulf, with headquarters at Atlanta.
Colonel Foote will immediately report
the results of his investigation lo the
War Department at Washington. He
says that he already has on hand a
large number of tents and that rations
can be procured very readily.
"Do you mean to say that poli
tician's opinions ore for sale?"
"No," answered Senator Sorghum,
"I won't accuse him of selling his
opinions. But I 'will say that his at
titude toward some cases resembles
that of an expert witness."-Washing
Before insuring elsewher
Old Line Companies.
AX The Farmers
SNAPPY ANO BRIEF
Items Gathered and Told While
v You Hold Your Breath. ,
SOME EVERY DAY HAPPENINGS
Lively and Crisp as They Are Gar
nered Fron the Fields of Action
?at Home, and Abroad. <
At Jersey City, N. J., black hand
stories had gotten the children in a
parochial school in nervous condition.
Some fire works were-put off Mon
day near the building in celebration
of some event whereupon 1,000 chil
dren stampeded for the doors and
fourteen were seriously hurt.
Rain seriously interfered "with the ?
Hudson-Fulton celebration Monday at
The Federal government will aid
the storm stricken people on the Gulf
coasts with the loan of tents, and
with provisions and means of sanita
tion . where decomposed animals
threaten the health of the survivors.
Minnesota's late Governor, John A.
Johnson, left his entire estate of $25,
000 to his widow.
President Taft seems to have ac
complished the feat of so adjusting
matters in the department shat Mr.
Ballinger and Mr. P?nchot will both
remain in the service though still un
friendly. He emphasizes his adher
ence to the Roosevelt policy on. the
conservation of resources.
A disturbance occurred, last Satur
day morning that interfered with all
telegraph lines over the world. .The
prenomenon is said to be due to the
same cause as that of the aurora. -
Mr. and Mrs. Abraham. Gold, of
Baltimore, celebrated their 65th year
of wedded life last Saturday.
President Taft, on last Monday at
Helena, Montana, went 1"200 feet
down a copper mine therein beating
all previous presidential reords ia
A Norwegian ship was founded
near the Winter Quarter lightship out.
. from New York Sunday and 12 out
of a crew of 18 were drowned.
Canada will place no duty on wood
pulp shipped to the United States but
will charge for pulp wood shipped out.
Her principal is, "All timber to be
manufactured in Canada.'
Judge Campbell, in thc Federal
court at McAlister, Monday issued a
temporary order restraining the State
officials from interfering with the pip- !
ing of gas out of Oklahoma.
An explosion occurred Monday in
Pittsburg, Pa., in the Columbian film :
exchange by which fifty or more per
sons were more or less seriously in
jured and a loss of $200,000'was suf
G. W. Goethals, chirman of the
Isthmian Canal Commission, says tho
work on the canal is progressing sat
A lad of seven years is to. be tried
for murder at Spartan burg, S. C.
Five wiite men and ten Negroes
expiated crimes of larceny at* Wil
mington, Deleware, last Saturday at
the whipping post. The fifteen men
received the aggregate of 190 strokes
of the lash.
Judge W. A. Poe and Banker Rob
ert H. Brown, at Macon, Ga., Wed
nesday, were discussing the compara
tive merits of Cook and Peary as to
polar honors, till they engaged in ?
.At Montgomery, Ala., a fire prac
tically destroyed 500 bales of cotton
Wilbur Wright flew around the
Statue of Liberty on Bedloe Island,.
Wednesday, as a part of the programi
for the day in the Hudson-Fultori cel
Ex-Governor McSweeny, of South
Carolina, died Wednesday at Mount
Hope Retreat Hospital, Baltimore.
The estimate of Gov. Johnson's
estate grows. At last reckoning it
A boiler at a saw mill near Caney
ville, Ky., exploded Tuesday killing
two and seriously injuring three.
There were flurri?s in the wheat
and* oats pits in Chicago Thursday
by which wheat ran up $?.06 to $1.20
and oats from 441-2 to 50 cents.
Commander Peary stood on the
Roosevelt with Mrs. Peary by his side
Friday in the Hudson-Fulton parade
and was showered with honors.
Spain is rejoicing over recent vic
tories over the Moors in Africa and
the hope of an early termination of
the war. In an ambush by the enemy
Friday Gen. Vicoria and three officers
and 14 men were killed. \
(THE EXACTING BOARDER.
Letter Carrier-Rainy weather, far
Farmer-Yes, -cur boarders are all
Letter Carrier-They can't blame
you for the weather.
iF&rm-er-Can't, eh! Gosh, some ot
'em seem to think I ought to furnish,
moonlight nights.-Boston Transcript.
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