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News Notes of General Interest
From All Farts of the State.
Commission Pays Sams Doe.
Columbia, Special.-Chairman Mur
ray of the dispensary commission
Thursday supervised the paying out
of the last of the liquor claims al
lowed by the commission's recent
judgment sf The amount paid out
Thursday was $147,874.47, the larg
est amounts being $65,000 to Clark
Bros., $45,000 to Fleischmann and
.$18,000 to the Schlitz beer people.
The only claim allowed remaining
unpaid is that to the Big Springs
Distilling Company, which, is sus
pended pending appeal. This was the
only concern allowed anything which
has appealed. The commission has
'left about $450.000, which includes
about $50,000 "coscience money,"
half of which goes to the lawyers.
Chairman Murray said that after all|
attorney's fees are paid and all
other expenses met the commission
would turn in to the State about
Most of the firms -"id off Thurs
day were represented by ex-Soeaker
of the Kentucky House of ( Repre
sentatives A. J. Carroll, whose fees
-will be large and juicy. Mr. Carroll
gave the Commission much valuable
assistance in the way of evidence.
Big Blow to Liquor People.
Charleston Special.-In sending his
inonthly report to the State Govern
ment "in Columbia concerning the
amount of seizures made in Charles
ton, city and county, during the last
thirty days, Chief Constable Bate
man had the distinction of havirg
been able to forward the best month
, ly report of any raiding constable in
this city since the beginning of the
dispensary law in this State. The
report showed that an even 1,000
gallons of whiskey, of all grades
and qualities, had been seized by the
raiding squad during the month of
j November, together with a total of
(3,500 bottles of beer. This immense
amount of contraband liquor is val
ued at" between $2,400 and $2,500 to
the county dispensary. It is stated
that these figures do not represent
the actual loss to the blind tigers and .
illicit liquor dealers entailed by the
.seizure of the liquor. Had the amount
seized ; oy the constables been sold
in blind tigers, it would in all prob
ability have netted about $3,200.
EendvQn'.Collision at Park's Station.
Lauren's, Special.-A head-on col
lision between trains 52 and 53-on
the Columbia, Newberry ;& > Laurens
railroad occurred at. Park's station
Wednesday afternoon at about 2:30
o'clock, resol tur* in considerable
damage.io the two engines, severe
bruises to Engineer Dan MeCraney
of Columbia and a thorough shaking1
np for all the passengers. It is
learned that every passenger was
thrown from his seat.
The collision was the result of En
gineer Joe Gate's confusion of Tues
day's and Wednesday's pass orders,
so it is reported. He had both orders
in his pocket and read the wrong
Orangeburg Stables Burned.
Orangeburg, Special.-At 3 o'clock
in the morning, fire was discovered
by Policeman Fielding in the West
End stables on South Broughton St.,
owned by J. H. Albrecht, and burned
so rapidly that notwithstanding this
the fireman arrived in good time and
did heroic work, the flames spread
in two directions, consuming three
small buildings and their contents
The stables and barns were totally
destroyed with eleven head of horses,
eighteen buggies, three carriages and
twenty-five sets of harness, besides
about $2,000 worth of feed. Ten
of the eleven horses were the proper
ty of Mr. Albrecht, and one was that
of a stranger who left the animal
with Mr. Albrecht on Saturday night.
Dies of Injuries Caused by Prema
Gaffney, Special.-A young white
man named Lanier was injured last
Wednesday night at the works at
the Ninety-nine Islands by a prema
ture explosion of dynamite. The
joung fellow lingered until Sunday
morning when he died. His rela
tives believed that it was the result
of carelessness and have employed
counsel to investigate the facts in
connection with the accident.
Five Firms File Appeals.
Columbia, Special.-Only five no
tices of appeal to the Supreme Court
have been filed from the findings of
the dispensary commission. The
time is ".".t, and therefore, only about
$60,000 of the scalings,of $226,000
will be contested. Among the most
notable appeals is that of the Caro
lina Glass Company of this city,
whose claim of over $23,000 was
wiped out and an over-judgment of
nearly $30,000 found. The other com
panies who have appealed are the
King County Big Springs Distilling
Company, Jack Cranston Company
and William Lanahan & Sons
Traction Line Changes Hands.
Greenville, Special.-The Anderson
Traction Company's holdings were
transferred to E W. Robertson Mon
day afternoon by Special Master J.
A. Brock, of Anderson. Robertson
then sold the road to Capt. Smyth, as
trustee for the syndicate composed
of the. Dukes and Greenville business
men. Capt. Smyth will operate the
road as trustee with W. J. Tli^ckston
as general agent, until a charter can
Anderson City Council Grants Fran
chise For G?s Plant.
Anderson, Special.-At a special
meeting of city council Arthur Med
wedoff and associates of Chicago
were granted a franchise for a gas
plant in Anderson. Work on the
plant must be commenced within six
months and the plant must be in op
eration in twelve months. Failure to
?ompiy with these provisions will
cause the forfeiture of $500, which
must be deposited with the city
treasurer when the franchise is ac
SOUTH CAROLINA AFFAIRS
The Cream of New Items Gathered
From All Over South Carolina
and Boiled Down. \i
i To Inspect Waterworks Plants in the
Columbia, Sp?cial.-In order to
prevent much sanitary trouble now
experienced throughout the State on
account of sewerage pollutions of
streams and obviate much more
trouble in this respect in the future,
the State Board of Health will ask
the Legislature which meets next
month to provide for the purification
of all sewer outlets in the State, and
to this end will ask for thc appoint
ment of a competent engineer to
devote' all of his time to this prob
lem, and to inspections of water
works. The board would have not
only all present sewerage systems
provided with purification plants, but
would have, all future plants so pro
vided and would have all water
works plants erected only after com
petent supervision as to the purity of
the supply of water. t
"We cannot say without investiga
tion what these purification plants
would cost," said Dr. Williams, the
State health officer, "this would have
to be determined after, the engineer
made thorough investigation in the
case of each city, but this expense
need be only nominal for the State
itself, as etch city should pay for its
own plant. Unless South Carolina
adopts such protective measures as
have been put in force in other Sta
tes, it will only be a question of ; a
short time before practically all of
the streams of th State will be pollut
ed, and the fight to combat the diffi
culties i'.at will follow will indeed be
expensive. The engineer for health
reasons should also supervise the
plans for all future waterworks, io
see that every place gets and main
tains a pure supply."
Contest for Corn Prizes to Close
Watson, whc is chairman of the State
corn contest commission,, is anxious
to have the judgment of samples and
the examination of manuals com
pleted before the end of the year.
A number of contestants have not
sent in their samples, as required
under the rules. Last year the work
of the .commission was not completed
until February. , The competition was
inaugurated with a view to increase
grain growers' profits by increasing
the yield per acre, and also the qual
ity of c?rn and oats through simple
methods of seed selection and proper
culture. The contest is conducted un
der the supervision of the State-de
partment of agriculture.
Naval School for Charleston.
Charleston, Special.-A new insti
tution has just been established at
the Charleston Navy Yard, and is the
only one of its kind at any of the
yards in the country. It is a school
for the training of young midship
men in torpedo boat work and engi
neering. Of such importance is the
school that all j'oung men doing tor
pedo boat work will be ordered here
for instruction. There will be a reg
ular course of lectures by officers at
the yard and weekly routine will be
followed. The head of the school is
Lieut. Commander Freeman. Lec
tures will be given by Surgeon Edgar
Thompson, a medical officer at the
yard. Past Assisstant Paymaster
O'Mara and several of the ensigns
stationed with the reserve flotilla.
Biggs Chosen Acting President of
Clemson College, Special.-W. M.
Biggs, director of the mechanical de
partment of Clemson College has
been elected acting president of the
institution, ?. .icceeding Dr. P. H. Mell,
who retires Ja'.dary 1. Col. M.. P.
Hardin, head of the Chemical depart
ment, who was elected actinsr presi
dent, declined to serve. Senator Ben
jamin R. Tillman, Alan Johnstone
and R. I. Manning,. a committee se
lected to recommend a president, will
continue their search for an executive.
Killed and Injured Past Year.
Sixty-seven people were killed and
758 injured on the railroads of the
State during the year ending June
30, according to the annual reports of
the 25 companies received by the rail
road commission.. It is shown in the
last annual report of the commission
that 57 were killed and 1,097 injured.
It will be seen that the number kill
ed on the railroads has increased this
year while the number of injured
was less by several hundred.
Nothing in Flour to Cause Pellagra.
Columbia, Special.-The investiga
tions Dr. F. L. Parker of Charles
ton in charge of the pure food in
spection for the State board, has been,
carrying on for several months to
see if there ic any bad corn meal
adulteration or other thing in the
flour made or offered for sale in this
State calculated to cause pellagra,
have been concluded with thc result
that none of the flours will be in
dicted. It had been pointed out in a
number of pellagra cases that the
victoms eat no product of corn, and
the board determined to see whether
the flour was adulterated.
Fearful Wreck at Camden.
Camden, Special.-With a shock
which made tho whole town tremble,
a presto-carbon tank in the Southern
express office here exploded Thurs
day, wrecking the office building and
causing a fire which swept half a
block of Camden's finest business
section with a loss of over $100,000.
Ono negro man is reported to have
been killed, two prominent citizens
injured and five others are hurt.
Damages Against Mill For Black
Columbia, Special.-The jury in
what is known as the Rhodes black
listing case against the Granby cot
ton mills returned a verdict for $10,
000 for Rhodes because the mill
blacklisted him several years Ego be
cause he joined the strike against the
mill. The plaintiff showed, however
that he was discharged and blacklist
ed before he became a striker. Thr
case is an important one in that ii
tests the right of a corporation t<
blacklist Tor striking. The mill is con i
fidsnt of reversing the lower court/
Items Gathered and Told While
You Hold Your Breath.
SOME EVERY DAY HAPPENINGS
lively and .Crisp as They Are Car
neree. From tho Fields of Action
at Home and Abroad,
The prohibition wave hos decreas
ed the internal revenue. Tne whiskey
tax fell off for the last fiscal year
$5,509,831 and the ale and beer tax
$2,444,183 compared with 1908.
The use of cigaretts seems to he
on the increase in spite of the war
upon them by many of the states.
The manufacturers paid tax on 703,
087,278 more this year than in 1908.
James E. McGregar of-Newport,
N. H., has applied for membership
in the Sons of the American Revo
lution. He claims to be 108 years
old. Kis father served in the war
and died at nearly 101 years.
Capt. John Downing died at Dover,
Del., Tuesday at the age of 103 years.
He was a veterans of three wars, the
last being the great civil war.
Little Norwood Herbert, of Wash
ington city, fell from a tree some
days ago and his back was broken.
The vertebra were replaced and he
was put in plaster of paris case with
reasonable expectation of complete
The Switchmen's strike that has
its centre about Chicago is doing
great damage to1 commerce as the
railroads cannot move freight.
The great Frisco and Rock Island
railroad merger was disolved Wed
nesday by the purchase and changing
ownership of the San Francisco road.
The steamer Adelheid Menzell of
Havre cleared from the port of Pen
sacola, Fla., last Saturday with 12,000
bales of cotton valued at $900,000.
A mine explosion ' occurred al
Marion, 111.,, last Monday in which
one man was filled, but the 100
others in the mine escaped unin
jured though there was something of
The America Consul at-Managua,
the capital of Nicaragua, has applied
for land has gotten permission to
move his place of busines from the
consulate to the legation as a place
more safe and congenial.
North Carolina has the distinction
of manufacturing more plug and
smoking tobacco than any other state
in the .Union.
France has ' been drawn into the
Nicaraguan trouble by Zelaya's bru
tal treatment of French citizens.
Three persons yvere seriously in
jured and five less seriously hurt in
a derailment of a train on the Penn
sylvania railroad near Fairhaven
The police of Cleveland, Ohio, dis
covered a plot to assassinate John D.
Rockefeller Tuesday. The aged mul
timillionaire semed little disturbed
ever it and declined a guard.
The German steamer Brewster was
stranded at Diamond Shoals off eas
tern Carolina Sunday night and is
a total loss together with its cargo
of bananas and coacoanuts The crew
South Carolina farmers generally
report very satisfactory results from
cultivating crops under government
Secretary Meyer, of the Navy has
made some sweeping changes in the
working machinery of his depart
ments. It seems something like the
commission form of city government
in . that the department is to be di
vided and will be under four heads
who will bear the responsibility of
affairs in his line.
The trial of four of the indicted
sugar weighers began in New York
Miss Lula E. Mackay, a member
of the Trumbull county,- Ohio, bar
has purchased the dilapidated house
in which President McKinley was
born and will put it in order to be
used as an historic museum.
Near Devon, W. Va., last week a
sheriff's posse was approaching the
home to arest Jim and Charles
Daniels. The mouther and 10-year-old
daughter took up guns and held the
posse at "buy while the men escaped.
A fusiiade was kent up and the
mother was shot dead with rifle in
J hand. The girl kept up the battle
until she wass killed also. The men
wanted escaped but one is severely
There is a whiskey selling crim
inal in the Wilmington, N. C., jail
that has pellagra and consumption
and probably surface "microbes"
besides. He had skipped a $500
bond but his bondsmen brought him
back to keep from paying the for
feit. Now his pellagra gives him
sore feet and bc can't work on the
roads and it is a puzzle what to do
with him and the authorities wish
they had cancelled the bond and let
thc man be where he was.
Leo. S. Capes, of Atlanta, Ga.,
aged 23, was wounded by the acci
dental discharge of a shot gun a
week ago and-took tetanus (lock
jaw) from which he died Monday.
The Atlantic Coast Line railroad
bas adopted the telephone by which
to dispatch trains instead of the
Ex-Governor Glenn of North Car
olina, predicts that Judson Harmon,
governor of Ohio, will bc tho next
Democratic nominee for thc presi
It is not all sweet and lovely in
Cuba. Some would have Gomez \p
step down and out and the Ne.^ro
element is clamoring for more recog
nition. WPT clouds are hovering.
Two boys 12 and 9 years old, re
spectively, in New York last Sunday
were playing in the home of one of
the boys and found a loaded pistol.
They agreed that one should be the
target for the other. They counted
"Meenie, meenie, minee mo" to see
who should stand and thc one desig
nated took the position. The other
fired killing him instantly.
it is understood that the attitude
of the United States toward Zelaya
is, Explain or quit, and it seems
most probable that he will choose the
THE COMING MESSAGE.
President and Cabinet Consider
Financial Part and It Is Now
Washington, Special-The finan
cial portion of the President's mes
sage has been completed. It was tak
en up at some length Tuesday at the
session of the Cabinet. The Panama
canal bond situation and other fea
tures engaged close attention. Tues
day's official figures show an actual
working balance in the Treasury of
fices of $26,533,680 though the total
balance in the general fund which in
cludes this working balance in the
Treasury offices, the balance in banks
and in the Treasury of the Philip
pine islands and other details, is plac
ed at $82,079,472. The excess of all
disbursements over all receipts thus
far this fiscal year is only $44,295,956
as against $94,772,399 for the same
period in the previous fiscal year.
The internal revenue receipts ar?
booming, upwards of $25,000,000 for
the current fiscal year is expected
from the corporation tax and the es
timates for the various departments
of the government have been heavily
As . to thc Panama canal bonds,
which were mentioned in the discus
sion, there are $290,569,000 of these
bonds authorized-but not yet issued.
The sum of $97,069,649-represents the
total balance expended out of th?
general fund of the.Treasury, reim
bursable from proceeds of bonds not
yet sold. While existing laws auth
orize $375,200,980 in Panama bonds,
only $84,631,980 have ever been issu
Secretary Wilson Presents the Situa
tion of the Farmers in Pleasing
Terms-Touches on Price of Beef.
Washington, Special.-In glowing
terms Secretary Wilson of the De
partment of Agriculture in his annual
report pictures the results of the
farmers-' work for the year ended
June 30 last
"Most prosperous of all years is
the place to.which 1909 is entitled in
agriculture," is the way the Secre*
tary puts it. The value of farm pro
ducts was $8,760,000,000, a gain of
$869,000,000 over the preceding year.
Of great popular interst are the
results of a unique inevstigation con
ducted by the department whiclj
shows that in fifty cities the total re
tail cost charged to consumers for
beef above the wholesale cost paid by
the retailers averaged 38 per cent.
The lower the grade of beef, the
greater was the percentage of gross
t In the upward movement of beef
prices the farmer, the report says,
has not shared'equally with the pack*,
er, retail and .wholesaler, but-as to
hogs, the case.is different, the farmer
receiving nearly his fair share of the
higher prices of pork in the increased
price of /his unfed hogs.
Secretary Wilson notes a great for
ward movement in enforcing the food
and drug acts, the willingness of
manufacturers to comply with th?
laws and to co-operate r with the de
partment, making the work largely
English Lords Do Unprecedented Act.
London, By Cable.-In the sedate,
detached manner characteristic of
proceedings in th? gilded chamber,
and in direct disregard of the advice
of some of its ablest and oldest mem
bers, such as Rosebery, Morley, Lord
James of Hertford, Lord Cromer,
Lord Balfour of Burleigh, the Earl of
Lytleton, Lord Courtney and the
archbishops of Canterbury and York,
the House of Lords Tuesday created
a situation unprecedented in English
history, at least in three hundred
years, by refusing formal assent to
the budget bill and referring it to the
country itself for judgment, thereby
in theory, making it ilegal to collect
taxes to carry on the King's govern
After six days' debate, notable for
the high standards of tho oratory,, as
well as for the able and convincing,
arguments arrayed on both sides for
and against the budget, and placing
in every possible light the aspects of
the great constitutional questions in
volved, the House of Lords cleared
for division . at half past eleven
o'clock Tuesday night. The secene
was impressive but in no sense ex
citing. None would have supposed
that thc event proceeding was destin
ed not only to prove memorable in
the annals of British history, but pos
sibly also involving far-reaching
changes in the British constitution. .
Switchmen Walk Out.
St. Paul, Minn., Special-After fif
teen days of negotiating between the
Switchmen's Union of North Ameri
ca and the joint committee of rail
road managers reprsenting thirteen
railroads of tho Northwest, a strike
involving 2,300.switchmen became ef-.
fective at 6 o'clock Tuesday night.
The men demanded six cents more an
hour and double pay for Sunday, and
overtime in excess of ten hours. The
men are employed by the various rail
roads running west and north of St.
Paul and Lake Superior to the Pacific
New Light on the Brownsville Matter
Brownsville, Tex., Special.-New
light was thrown on the Brownsville
raid by the court of inquiry in its
session Tuesday and a number , of
heretofore undeveloped points were
brought out, all of which are claimed
to be detrimental to the cause of
the negro soldiers charged with',
"shooting np" thc to?;n. Celso'
Oliver, a former policeman, and Man
uel Morales, formerly a tailor at tbo
post, were the principal witnesser
Engineer McAllister Killed.
Petersburg, Va., Special-Engineer
J. W. McAllister of Manchester, Va.,
was instantly killed and his colored
firemen and mail clerk, H. N. Craven
of Washington, D. C., were slightly
injured when northbound passenger
train No. 34 on the Atlantic Coast.
Line, running between Richmond.
Va., and Rocky Mount, N. C., ran
into an open switch here Tuesday. !
The locomotive and tender were ren
dered a mass of twisted rods and
REMARKABLE STORY OF A I
Cleveland, Ohio.-A remarkable
story of a plot to kidnap or assas
sinate John D. Rockefeller was made
The story scens incredible, but
thorough investigation by the New
York American's correspondent
That Harold Sawyer Smith, the
man who revealed the alleged plot, is
a mill owner o:t Minerva, Stark Coun
ty, Ohio, a man of means and whose
responsibility is vouched for by Chief
of Police W. H. Smith, of Canton.
That the police chiefs of several
: Ohio cities have taken Mr. Smith's
1 That, according to Mr.-Smith, Mr.
Rockefeller himself declared his be
lief in Mr. Smith's narration.
One Principal, Two Hirelings.
The alleged plotters are three in
number, so far as known, one prin
cipal and two hirelings. Mr. Smith
says he overheard a conversation be
tween the hirelings at Alliance on
Sunday night and that they referred
to the man who hired them as "Bill,"
a man of money.
Mr. Smith, accompanied by James
Starnberger, chief of the East Cleve
land police, told the story of the al
leged plot to the master of the Stand
ard OH in the. Forest Hill living room.
' Guards about the estate were doubled
and plans were made for what ap
pear^ to be ii basty departure for
Mr. Rockefelle- was scheduled to
speak that ni&ht at the banquet of
the Men's Club of the Euclid Avenue
Baptist Church, known as Rockefel
ler's church. He had accepted the
invitation only laut Friday. He failed
to appear, but sent word that he must
pack for his Intended departure for
Mrs. Rockefeller, whose illness has
delayed the usual October start for
the East, was wi'ling to attempt the
journey. She is in better health .than
for several months. When the party
of three-Mr. Rockefeller, Mrs.
Rockefeller and the former's secre
tary-boarded th-a private car Brook
line at the Ec.st 205th street station
of the New York Central Line at 3.45
o'clock this afternoon the little group
at the depot was half made up of de
tectives in plain clothes. The rest
of the Rockefeller party, contrary to
custom, had been sent to the Union
Dodges Caraca fit Depot.
Mr. Rockefeller alighted from his
motor car for a moment. A photog
rapher aimed a camera at him, and
he jumped into the auto and ordered
it kept moving down the street at a
swift pace until the train's arrival.
Meanwhile a police search is being
made for the m>m described by Mr.
Sy.ith. He told the story first to the
Canton police chief, was sent to Chief
Kohler, of Cleveland, and .then to
Chief Starnberger, of East Cleveland,
who took him to Forest Hill. His
MI was visiting in Alliance Sunday.
About 8.45 p. m. I started for the
church to meet my brother. I walked
Chicago.-In the hunting season
recently closed the number of dead
reached SO and .the injured 43. In
1908, 57 were killed; in 1907, 82,
and In 1906, 74. Wisconsin and
upper Michigan continue to furnish
the greatest number of victims.
Included in this year's fatal acci
dents are several well known men.
Dr. John R. More, surgeon for the
United States Steel Corporation, was
killed at Ironwood, Mich. H. L.
Bacon, also a physician, died from
an accident ?.t New London. Wis., and
John G. Hoetzel, a real estate man of
Milwaukee, was killed on a hunting
Several cases wore reported where
the careless marksmen angered other
hunters by firing at them, and were
themselves frightened by a return
fire. It is so generally known in the
Wisconsin wood:; that any person who
is fired upon by mistake for a deer
will try to shoot the careless marks
man that the hunters are careful to
make no mistake in what they aro
shooting at. Each year, however.
Pullman Company Ordered by Mex
ico to Get Kid of Americans.
Meiico City.-The Government has
notified the Pullman Company that it
must replace all of its American and
negro conductors and porters upon its
cars in Mexico with Mexicans as rap
idly as possibje.
Some time ago an order was issued
that all conductors and porters upon
cars of this company operated upon
Mexican railroads must be able to
speak Spanish. The latest order of j
the Government is in line with the I
moveiiient to Mexicanize the roads. J
The Field of Labor.
Streetcar men at Lincoln, Neb., re
cently formed a union.
A Jewish labor hall is about to be
erected in Leeds, England.
The ladles' waist cutters have or
ganized in New York City lately.
The Am<?rica:i Federation of Labor
met in Canada 1'or tho first time.
The woman clerks In Leavenworth,
Kas., have formed an organization.
The election of a treasurer and
secretary for tho Journeymen Tailors'
Union of America is to be by refer*
and nm vol e.
by Berryman, in the Washington Star. .
?LOT AGAINST ROCKEFELLER
up a railroad track near the church
and stopped when I heard some ona
talking in a dark shed. One voice
" 'I don't see why we came here
from Pittsburg. We might have
waited until to-morrpw and gone to
Canton to meet Bill. We might aa
well get our money for killing old
John D. We will get what is coming
to us, whether we-kill him or kidnap
him. Bill and the other fellow have
plenty of money and are willing to
pay well for putting old Rockefeller
out of the way.'
"I sneaked around to head the fel
lows off, to get a good look at them.
I stumbled as ? was getting away, be
cause it waB dark. They saw me, but
I hurried along and headed, them off
around th9 next block. I had a good
look at both of them. They recog
nized me and remarked that they had
seen me before, but I hurried along
and paid no attention.
"Monday I went to Canton and told
Chief of Police H. W. Smith. I ex
pected to come to Cleveland Mondav,
and Chief Smith insisted that I tell
Chief Kohler. I saw him Monday
night. He took .the matter up with
Chief Starnberger, in East Cleveland.
He was greatly interested.
"Starnberger inrdsjted that I accom
pany him to Forest Hill to tell John
D. just what I heard. I did not like
to, but consented when he insisted.
I'told John D. just what I heard and
Rockefeller told me he believed me
and asked that I remain in Cleveland
Tuesday to mak identification in
case arrests were made. I told him
I was doing; this for principle and re-?
fused when he offered to pay my ex-?
penses while in Cleveland. I am a
responsible man and did not come
here with an imaginary story for the
sake of notoriety or gain. I would
not have come here except that my
business called me here anyway. I
preferred to leave the matter in the
h. nds of the Canton police."
Bears a Good Reputation.
Canton, Ohio. - Harold Sawyer
Smith bears a good reputation in Min
erva and Canton. Here he is known
to several lawyers and physicians who
vouch for his integrity. He is a man
of family, the son-in-law of Edward
Tillett, well-known lumber dealer,
with whom he lives one and one-half
miles east of Minerva.
William H. Smith, foreman in the
Morgan Engineering Works, in Alli
ance, is the brother Smith was visit
ing Sunday. He also has a brother
in-law in Alliance, Montgomery Til
lett, proprietor of a shooting gallery.
Chief Smith, of the Canton police,
has complete faith that Smith is tell
ing the truth. "He was recommended
to me by A. H. Elliott, an attorney of
this city. He told his story in a
straightforward manner. In detail
it has not varied since it was first re
lated, although he has repeated lt a
number of times. 1 am convinced he
is not drawing on his imagination."
Smith returned to Canton full of
praise for Rockefeller. "He is one of
the finest men I ever had the pleasure
of meeting," he said.
) DIE THIS YEAR
there is a new crop of city hunters,
who have to learn these dangers all
over, and it is these hunters who .fre
quently cause the fatal accidents,,
The majority of the victims were
shot by companions. The hunting ac
cidents of the season follow:
Arkansas. 2 0
Illinois. 8 2
Indiana.? 4 2
Iowa. 3 1
Kansas. 1 0
Maine. 1 1
Michigan. 14 4
Minnesota. 2 7
Missouri.,. .. 0 1
Nebraska. S 0
New York. 2 0
North Dakota. 1 1
Ohio. 3 3
Oklahoma. 1 0
Pennsylvania. 2 0
Wisconsin . 26 20
District of Columbia... 1 0
Canada. 0 1
Totals . SO 43
Cotton Mills at Low ?bt)
None in England on Full Timo.
Manchester, England'.-In response
to a communication printed here, in
which there is recorded thc general
disbelief in the United States that the
cotton mills here are being put on
short time, and instancing in support
?thereof the large takings of the raw
material by the spinner, it is pointed
[ out that this cannot be cited as a
gauge of the consumption.
j The fact is the reduction in the
consumption has boen enormous. No
I mill is on full time.
About Noted People.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan ob
served their twenty-fifth wedding an
niversary at Fairview, jN"eb.
A bronze statue of Secretary Sew
ard, the "father of Alaska," was un
veiled on the exposition grounds at
Governor Stubbs, of Kansas, at a
meeting in Topeka, said the new
State direct primaries law had puri
fied Kansas politics.
Rudolph Spreckels announced in
San Francisco that he would form a
National organization to fight graft
In politics and bnutp.??i.
WILL BE WELCOME.
She made her b;d.
She swept the noora,
She helped the women
With the choies.
She got the meals
For eight or ten,
So she'll, be asked
To come again.
She does not flirt
CT carry on
With James or Fred
Or George or John.
In fact, she quite
Ignored the men;
So shell be asked
To come again.
She did not seek
To dodge the work;
For sake of ease
She did not shirk;
She missed her Hummer's
Fun, but then
She will be asked
To come acorn. ;
-Detroit Free Press.
PITH AND POINT.
"We attended church this morn-?
lng." "Why, did your newspaper
boy miss you, too?"-Puck.
"Did opportunity kaock at your
door?" "Yes, but the cook always
maintained that it wasn't her place
"Yes, my husband and I quarrel in
cessantly." "Why don't you get a.,
divorce?" "We can't bear to. What
would become of Fido?"-Cleveland
She-"Your brother is a writer,
isn't he?" He-"Yes."' She-"What
does he write for?" He-u Goodness
only kuows. I guess It's a disease."
"What gives that funny man across ?
The street so strange a gait?"
"He takes those crooked steps because >
He took his whisky straight!" . /
School Governess-"Why, iVera,
your essay is copied word for word
from Macaulay." Vera-"Well, I
thought I couldn't do a better one
She-"That's the Miss Brown
whom Sargent has just painted." He
-"Really? You know I was just
wondering if her beautiful coloring
could be natural."-Life.
The Electrified Underground-1
"Which do you prefer, auntie-facing:
or back?" "Well, you see, there's
no engine on this trata, so it doesn't
very much maltier. "-Punch.
Mrs. Brooke-"Have you any faith,
in life insurance?" Mrs. Lynne
"Yes, indeed; I've realized $100,000.
from two husbands, and they weren't
very good ones, either."-Judge.
"So he refused to let you. marry,
his daughter?" "No; but.he imposed
conditions that I cannot comply
with." , "What are they?" "Said I'd,
have to go to work first"-Louisville
Although he didn't get 'ii bite '
Upon his fishing nip,
Twas plain, when he ge t home at night,
That he'd had many & nip.
"You are consuming a great deal
of valuable time with your tariff ar
gument." "Yes," answered Senator.
Sorghum, "I find satisfaction In try
ing to demonstrate that here ls ono
case where the consumer doesn't pay;
the tax."-Washington Star.
"The Hon. Thomas Rott is a very
busy man' isn't he?" "Oh, yes! He
views with alarm and alarms without
view, and points with pride and has
pride without point; all of which so
fully occupies his time that he find?
opportunity for little else."-Puck.
Head Librarian - "Our patrons
.have reported several cases of dis
courtesy from the new clerk. They
say that she has absolutely refused
to show them the books, excusing her
self by saying that she does not know
where they are." Assistant-"I was
afraid that her training would spoil
her for the job. You know she used
to work for a trust company in New
York during the investigation."
Less Ornamental Than Those of Eu
rope and Sold at Half the Price. '
The weapons of continental En
rope, England and America are con
structed on similar lines, of Identical
quality of steel and wood, have 'the
same systems of choking, and boring
and the character of workmanship is ?
not essentially different.
There are minor variations, ot
course, dictated by taste and habit.
Europe tends to multiplicity of lock- -
ing devices. America to simplicity.
But the one American rotary bolt ia"
stronger and more lasting than the jj
quintuple fastening of foreign arms,
American and English guns are
alike noted for their perfection of
balance, beauty of outline and severe ;
simplicity of scroll engraving. Conti
nental Europe tends to floridity of or
namentation with the most artistic;
pictorial effects in engraving and 'j
One thing the American manufac
turer can and does do, says Outing?
he can give you as much gun for $100
as Europe can for $200. Grade for
grade it will be found on examination!
that there is very little to choose be-,
tween an American gun costing $5ft
and an imported arm at $100. If
money is no object then exercise your i
fancy in absolute confidence that a.]
beautiful and satisfactory arm can hgt']
obtained either at home or abroad.
Why, of Course. -
Teacher-"Johnny, what aro yo;
Johnny-"What Jimmy tdd me,'
Teacher-"What did he tell yonV
Johnny-"About a baby that wt
fed on elephant's milk and gainei
ten pounds a day."
Teacher-"Why, Johnny, yox
mustn't tell lies." ,
Johnny-"Well, It did." ' ' .??>
Teacher-"Whose baby was it?"
Dr Neff, the director or-ijjjKdepiw
mcnt of health of Philadelphia,?.:hal
?started a movement to oradleat
adenoids in thc school children of
Quaker City. *