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Grand Jury Lays Fare Bad
Conduct of Officer*
THE SYMPATHETIC STRIKE OFF
Union Laborers of Other Organiza
tion's, who Quit Werk in Sympathy
With the Carmen, Have Been Order
1 ed to Return to Work-Some Have
Difficulty in Getting Back Posr
Pittsburg, Pa., Speeial.-The grand
jury have ordered indictments
against thirty-one present and past
councilmen, and made a demand upon
the directors of the city depositories
to investigate "their own hoards and
ascertain the bribe-givers in connec
tion with the ordinance designating
their institutions as city depositories.
A further result of the present
ments of the jury was the order of
City Comptroller Morrow for the
withdrawal of all city funds from the
six banks, and the practical nullifi
cation of the ordinance designating
them as custodians of city funds.
- There is about $3,640,320 in these
banks now, and this would be in
creased many millions during next
week hy taxes that are being paid.
According to the comptroller the with
drawal of funds will be gradual, how
ever so that the institutions may not
be embarrassed, or any undue alan?
The presentments give the full de
tails of the plot on the part of the
councilmen to obtain bribes from the
six banks, the means adopted for
paving the bribes are related, and
the story of the transfer of $45,000
by an unnamed man to former coun
cilman Charles Stewart in the Hotel
New York, is told.
It is recited that John F. Klein and
Joseph C. Wasson, by reason of their
confession and statement*!, making
posible the exposure of the facts, are
entitled to great consideration and a
reduction of Kh?n's sentence ?9
Friday's finding of the grand jury
puts a new phase on the ease of Max
G. Leslie, who is now at Hot Springs.
Leslie was acquitted on the charge
of perjury recently in connection with
the Columbia National Bank matter,
He had denied to a grand jury that
he had ever received any money in
the deal, and convinced a jury whea
placed on trial that on the day he
was alleged to have received the
money he was in New York. The
present grand jury finds that he paid
$17,500 to Brand and paid Leslie
$25,000 in June, 1908.
f Sympathetic Strike Called Off.
Philadelphia, Special.-The Central
Labor Union at its meeting on Sun
day officially called off the sympa
thetic strike, which has been in
effect here for three weeks, union,
workers in most of the trades still >
. affected by the general strike order
resumed work on Monday.
, At the office of the Philadelphia
National League Basebal 1 Club, it
was stated that the iron workers re
sumed operations on the grand stand
and bleachers, and it is hoped to have
the work completed before the open- ;
ing of the season.
Five hrindred horseshoers, who
h?ve remained idle since the strike
was declared, have also returned lo
The committee of ten. which has
had charge of the general strike, met
the executive committee of the strik
ing carmen and discussed plans for
the continuation of the carmen's
strike. It made a full report to the
Central Labor Union lpn Sunda}*,
% when all the sympathetic strikers
were ordered back to work and re
quired to render financial assistance
to the carmen._<
Night Work by Children Prohibited.
Providence, Mass., Special.-Should
Gov. Pothier approve the child labor
bill, which has passed the senate and
the house, as it is expected he Avili
the departmfct stores, of Rhode
Island will haye to readjust their
working forces. The new law pro
vides particularly that no child un
der 16 years of age shall work after
8 p. m. Nearly 1,000 children in the
State" are affected.
Never Ratified the Amendment.
Annapolis, Md., Special.-In a cau
cus of the Democratic members of
the legislature looking to the dis
franchisement of the negroes of this
State, it was decided tb adopt the
Digges plan. This is based on the
fact that the State of Man-land has
never ratified the 15th amendment to
the federal constitution giving ne
groes the right to vote. It provides
that as the constitution of the States
gives the ballot to white men only,
negroes may be refused registration.
It is not supposed under this plan to
attempt to prevent negroes voting at
congressional or presidential elections
Etna Continues to Belch.
Catania, Sicily, By Cable.-Etna
still is angry.. From the top of the
old crater volumes of white smoke
are issuing, while from the new
craters that have formed lava is
gushing and large incandescent
masses are exploding with loud de
tonations aud emissions ol black
Col Roosevelt at Carlo?
Cario, Egypt* By Cable.-Up with
the sun Friday, after a restful night,
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his
party were early-astir in preparing
for a visit to the Necropolis of Sak~
kara, where the wonderful tombs of
various kings of Thy and of the
tombs of the Bulls. Col. Roosevelt
and family returned to Cario, dined
with the American Consul General.
Mr. Iddings, and later attended a
banquet tendered him by Sir Eiden
Corst, the British agent and consul
general in Egypt. " ,
NO FREE TRANSPORTATION
Ko Passes For Confederate Voterais
Washington, Special.-By a vote of
8 to 6, the house committee on com
merce defeated an amendment to
the administration railroad bill, au
thorizing common carriers to issue
free transportion to Confederate vet
eraas en route to and from Confed
The committee defeated an amend
ment .authorizing railroads to ex
change on an equitable basis trans
portation for newspaper advertising.
Mrs. Herbert J. Slocum Instantly
Killed'and Gen. Bell Injured.
Washington, Special.-Major Gen
eral J. Franklin Bell, chief of the
staff of the army, was badly but prob
ably not ikmgerously injured, and
Mrs. Herbert J. Slocum, wife of
Major Slocum of thc Seventh Cavalry
was almost instantly killed Wednes
day in a collision of their automobile
with a trolley car on tb? Tenallytown
road in the northwest outskirts of
General Bell has one rib brokeu
and a bad scalp wound and severe
bruises. The chauffeur was unin
Major Slocum, iv hose wife was kill
ed, ia a brother of Major Stephen
L'H. Slocum, United States military
attache at St. Petersburg, and a
nephew of Mrs. Russell Sage. Their
father, Mrs. Sage's brother, is ad
ministrator of the Russell Sage es
Arrested for Robbing Trunks.
Columbia, S. C., Special.-Charged
with rifling trunks in transit from
Northern cities to Aiken resorts, B.
A. Blunt, C. W. Jenkins and J. C.
Jenkins have been placed under ar
rest by the police. There are five
counts in the indictments, alleging
the theft of various articles of wear
ing apparel, jewelry and a lady's
work box The value of the articles
alleged to have been stolen aggre
gates $1,300 and the detectives and
Chief Cathcart have recovered goods
amounting to $518. The goods were
found in rooms occupied by the three
men under arrest.
Five detectives have been working
on the case which resulted in th?
arrest of the three men, Grand lar
ceny is charged and Recorder Stan
lev held the men in default of bond
in the sum of $1.000 each. Blunt
was night inspector at .rthe union
station and the Jenkins were his
Methodist Women Want Recognition
ia the Southern Church.
Atlanta, Special.-The women of
the. Southern Methodist church are
preparing for the battle in the com
ing quadrennial conference at Ashe
ville, N. C., for a recognition in the
Church. They ar? demanding the
same rights granted to laymen in
the councils of the church, and theil
organization is confident that their
demands' will be granted.
Meantime, 'the women are taking
no chance, but are conducting an
active propaganda through the pul
pit, the press and by letters. Several
prominent ministers have declared
in their favor and are preaching in
the same strain.
President Taft and World Peace.
New York, Special.-The President
of thc United States spoke in the
cause ?f world peace Tuesday night
before such a brilliant assemblage
at the Hotel Astor that he de
scribed it as "superlative.'* He was
the honor guest at a banquet of the
Peace and Arbitration League and
the principal speaker advocated the
immediate keynote of every address
but no speaker advocated the im
mediate disarmament of nations. On
the other hand all agreed that armies
and navies were necessary until a
more utopian universe shall havo
Conserve Head Waters Navigable
Washington, Special.-The Weeks
bill for conserving the head waters
of Navigable streams at appropria
tion not to exceed $11,000,000 dur
ing the next five years for the ae
quisitiou of lands in any of che
States for that purpose, was favor
ably acted upon by the House com
mittee on agriculture Wednesday.
Annual Convention Closed.
Greensboro, Special.-The fourth
annual convention of the Laundry
men's Association of the Carolinas
and Virginia came to a close with
a "Dutch Supper" given in honor
of the visitors by local laundrymen.
The following officers were elected
for the foming year: President, J.
A. Nichols of Asheville; vice presi
dents, J. E. Degunther of Charles
ton, S. C.; and secretary and treas
urer, M. H. Epps of Charlotte. Char
leston won over four other cities in
the fight for the next annual con
vention, which will he held in March,
Would-Be Wreckers Change Switches.
Roanoke, Va., Special.-A das
tardly but unsuccessful attempt to
wreck weitbound trains on the Nor
folk & Western Railroad at the Em
pire Coal & Coke Co.'s operation
at' Langraff. Va., was made Tues
day night. The would-be wreckers
threw and ..locked seven different
switches, all leading from the main
Kne io sidetracks. The arrival of a
yan! man from Vivian prevented a
Mog) ; Battleships Necessary.
Washington, Soecial.-During tke
discussion of the naval bill Saturday
Representative Hobson of Alabama
excited interest by declaring that the
United States would have to provide
for five battleships annually for ten
years to regain the plaee the country
occupied among naval powers in
1005. If the country was to keep
pace with other nations in naval ad
vancement he said six new battle
ships a year would be necessary.
Nejrs Notes of General Interest
From AU Farts of the Stat?.
Housebreaking no Crime.
The South Carolina Supreme Court
has handed down a decision in" a
robbery case against a. young white
man.of Batesburg of interest through
the State, whose conviction is re
versed. The defendant is Ralph
Clai-k. The court finds that the jury's
verdict of "guilty of housebreaking"
is no crime. In South Carolina to
break into a house is not against the
law, though to break in with intent
to steal or commit a felony is a
crime. The alleged robbery was from
the store of M. E. Rutland. This
was the case in which the Batesburg
chief of police, Darby, got involved
in a criminal charge of a capital
offense from the mother of Clark.
Mrs. Rankin, whose home Darby
searched. He was acquitted in the
case brought against him.
Chester Wants Union Depot.
A mass-meeting was held at the
court house at Chester to discuss
again, after several years, the mat
ter of a union depot for Chester.
M. S. Lewis stated the object of the
meeting, stressing Chester's need for
a union station.
A. M. Aiken read a resolution
which was unanimously adopted
stating it as the sense of the meet
ing that the four railroads entering
Chester should build at once, at
some convenient place, a union pas
senger station, and that a committee
of 12 be appointed to present the
subject at once to the railroads and
the railroad commission. The city
council will be requested to call a
special meeting and pass similar reso
The following bulletin has been
issued from the State veterinarian's
office at Clemson college:
The State and federal agents in
tick eradication work are now being
placed in the field for the summer's
campaign and by April 1 the entire
force will be at work in the north
western counties of the State-Abbe
ville, Greenwood, Laurens, Union,
Cherokee, Spartanburg, Chester and
York. Every effort will be made to
completely free this area from ticks
and place it above the federal quar
antine line this ysar.
Greenville's New Depot.
Work of clearing away the houses
in the McBee avenue section, Green
ville, where the new Charleston &
Western Carolina depot is to be
erected, is proceeding rapidly, and*
it will be only a few days before
work will be begun on surveying the
The new station will cost' about
$40,000, and its completion is prom
ised by December 1.
Dr. Boyce President Due West.
A special from Due West states
that at a meeting of the board of
trustees held Thursday night, ftev.
Dr. Tv G. Boyce, formerly a native"
of Mecklenburg county, N. C., was
elected president of the Woman's
College, an office made vacant by
death several months ago. Dr. Boyce
has been living in Tennessee for
some years, and is one of the ablest
men of hu church, the Associate Re
formed Presbyterian. The schools for
boys and girls at Due West have
long been famous for the high type
of men and women which it turns out.
Shot to Death at Batesburg.
An unfortunate tragedy was en
acted at Batesburg Thursday when
W. B. Glenn, superintendent o? the
electric light plant, shot Clinton
Rhoden to death, on one of the main
streets of the town. The weapon
used was a pistol; four shots, were
fired, and each shot took effect. One
witness stated that Rhoden was un
armed. It is stated that there had
been bad blood between the men for
A Corporation "President" Arrested.
John Ryan, of Wilmington, Del.,
claiming to be president of the Unit
ed States Gu rantee company of that
city, who was arrested in Gaffney,
and taken to Orlando, Fla., by Depu
ty Sheriff Gordon of that city. Ryan
refused to go without requisition and
this delayed his departure. He is
said to also be wanted at Douglas.
Lan dr um Man Deserts Home.
John Blackwell, of Landrum, sud
denly disappeared from his home
some days ago, leaving a wife and
six children. A few days later he
was heard from, stating that he was
in Cincinnati and that he would
never return. It is believed that he
became mentally unbalanced as a re
sult of reading circulars sent him
by a house of that city.
Negro Boy Drowned in Well.
Horace Johnson, a 15-year-old
negro boy, who lived with hi?, sister,
Emmereta Jenkins, Florence, fell into
a well in the back yard of their home
and was drowned.
It was ascertained that the boy
was subject to fits, and it is possible
that one struck him while at the well,
and he fell in. Coroner Cooper view
ed the body and decided an inquest
If Senator Daniel, of Virginia,
serves out the term for which the
Democrats have elected him, declares
the Boston Transcript, lt will give
him a basis of reminiscence as long
as -that of the late Thomas H. Ben
ton, and considerably broader.
Nearly every boy, asserts the Louis
ville Courier-Journal, takes a whack
at selling papers tor a few days,
thus qualifying as a self-made man.
?. S. AFTER BLIND TIGERS
Do Not Come Under Head of Unin
Washington, Special.-War on
"blind tigers" and on "bootleggers"
has been declared by the administra
tion. Hereafter, persons engaging in
these forms of the liquor traffic are
to he dealth witt much more dras
tically than heretofore.
This stand of the government has
particular reference to violation of
the internal revenue laws in "dry"
country, where local enactments pro
hibit dealing in liquor. Loud com
plaints had come to President Taft
from various "dry" districts, notably
in the South and West, that the
prohibition laws were negatived
through the operations of the "blind
tigers" and the "bootleggers" and,
in response to demands for re
medial measures, he directed that
steps be taken to stop the practices
so far as lay within the federal
New regulations were drawn un
der the supervision of Mr. Cabell,
the Commissioner of Internal Rev
enue, and approved by Secretary
MacVeagh Saturday. They set out
that as the peddling of liquors is not
contemplated by the internal rev
enue laws and no provision is made
for the issuance of any stamp legal
izing such practice, peddlers of
liquors, or "bootleggers," are not
to be regarded as coming within the
class of unintentional violators and
should be arrested and reported for
prosecution whenever found selling
liquor in such manner.
Heavy penalties of fine or impris
onment or both are prescribed for vi
olations of the law.
As a supplemental measure of as
sistance to the States in the enforce
ment of their prohibition laws, a
method has been provided by which
.they may obtain information gather
ed by the Federal government, of
internal revenue violations.
Large Number Hookworm Suspects.
Washington, Special.-In southern
Florida in company with Dr. E. E.
Lindeman, of the State Board of
Health laboratory at Tampa, and Dr.
John S. Helms, Dr. C. W. Stiles, of
the public health and marine hospital
service, in the public health reports,
says he visited 8 schools located in
three counties and saw 1,306 school
children, of whom he puts down
55.9 per cent as hookworm suspects.
The number so classified, Dr. Stiles
says, may, as experience shows, be
taken as an ultra-conservative esti
mate of the number of these chil
dren who had hookworm infection.
At least five of the teachers in the
schools visited showed clear and pro
nounced effects of hookworm infec
In a second paper Dr. Stiles speaks
of a visit to three cotton mills in
Rockingham, N. C. In those three
mills 224 people were employed and
the percentage of hookworm suspects
was 64.8, being about what was an
ticipated in view of the fact that the
mills draw their labor chiefly from
the sand areas.
Tariff Concessions by Canada.
Washington, Special. -Gr)ieral
satisfaction is expressed here at the
announcement made that an agree
ment has practically been reached
between the officials represnting the
Canadian government and the Pres
ident and Secretary of State Knox,
respecting the adjustment 'of the
tariff of Canada and the United
States. No one in authority here is
w:iling to discuss thc details, but
t'-ere is good ground for the belief
that material concessions have been
granted by Canada and that the
United States will receive iii refurn
for its minimum the intermediato
rates given by Canada to France and
twelve other countries on a con
siderable number of articles in which
exporters from the United States are
Charlotte Mint is Doomed.
Washington, Special-The Char
lotte mint is doomed, not today or to
morrow or this year, but some time
in the near future. The gold pur
chased there, it is said, "costs tho
government more than 4 per cent.
Representative Webb, has filed a pro
test with the Secretary of the Treas
ury against the discontinuance of
Bloody Work of Drunken Man.
Wilmington, Del., Special.-John
Henry Bethea, of Dillon, S. C., a
contractor about 40 yetrs old, while
'on a passenger train near Wilming
ton, Del., shot and killed the negro
porter, and later the conductor.
Bethea was drinking. He had taken
offense at some remarks of the color
ed man. He shot the conductor for
interfering. He barricaded himself
in the toilet room, and defied arrest.
The fire company turned the hose on
him. When he came out he was shot
aud killed by officers. He had fired
several times with his magazine pis
tol at the crowd, but not doing much
Father Would Butcher Boys.
Hartford, Conn., Special.-An in
sane father was prevented from
butchering his four little children on
the banks of the Connecticut river
Saturday by the arrival of the police.
When located back of some bushes,
his four boys were partly undressed
and were lined in a row, the maniac
father standing over them with the
uplifted axe. A boy of 4 \&s to
have been the first victim. Tho poor
child was standing beneath the shin
ing blade with a crucifix in one
hand, calmly awaiting its fate. The
other, under orders of the madman,
were terrified spectators.
"So you don't like that crowing
"I haven't anything against the
rooster personally. Rut every time
lie crows he reminds me that I don't
like the people he belongs to."-Wash
SOUTH CAROLINA AFFAIRS
The Cream of Newi Itemi Gathered
From All Over South Carolina
and Boiled Down.
Alleged Swindlers Arrested.
B. F. King, Jr., has arrived from
California, where he landed a few
lays ago after a long cruise with
the navy, with which he enlisted a
Pew years ago, just after the collapse
jf the Metropolitan Loan & Trust
Co., au alleged endless chain swindle
which operated extensively through
aut the State from headquarters at
Mr. King was a olerk in the Green
wood office of the loan company. He
and the head of the company, W. J.
Nichols, formerly of Greenville, N.
C., have been indicted for fradulent?
use of the mails. Nichols was rnji
to ground in Oklahoma a few days
ago by Postoffice Inspector Gregory,
where Nichols was operating as C.
L. Jackson with ar? office of seven
teen stenographers, selling the right
to sell some sort of a stove.
Nichols is a graduate of the Uni
versity of North Carolina and has a
6ne appearance. He is about 34 years
Among t je bigger swindles alleged
to have been perpetrated in this
State by the loan company were
those whereby the Hartsville Bap
tist church lost $1.300, the Pendleton
Street Baptist church in Greenville
$700, and a Greenville negro carpen
ter and contractor named Henry
Moseley $1,300. The purchasers of
loan contracts were given written
agreements that they would get
loans nt a lower rate of interest
ai the rate of $1,000 for each $12
advanced payment they made.
Sharpers Dupe Express Agent.
Two men giving their names as
James Carril! and James Parris,
worked a clever swindling game on
the people of Fairfax and other ad
joining places. Recently there came
a package of diamond rings by ex
press to Godans. They were con
signed to "James Farris" and were
valued at something over $400. The
package was marked collect. There
came a similar package to Ulmer
which was valued at $265. There
was also a package of diamond
rings shipped to Syracuse to "James
Last Wednesday, the two men
called on the express agent at
Godans. Paris asked to examine the
jewelry, as it had been sent with that
privilege. After they left the ex
press agent became suspicious, and
examined the box. He found that
several of the diamond rin*rs were
gone and cheap imitations substitut
ed. Carrill was arrested and taken
to Bamberg jail. Parris escaped.
Sumter to Employ Physician.
The special committee from the
Sumter city council, board of health,
and board of education, appointed at
the last meeting, have submitted a
report recommending thc employ
ment of a physician to make quar
terly examination of pupils of the
city schools and to attend the poor.
The placing of a water faucet on
the grounds of Kendall institute for
free use of that school. The report
was adopted and it was ordered that
advertisement be made for proposals
Recovery of Mr. Tillman.
Senator Tillman is very much im
proved in Atlanta. He has so much
improved that he was out for a walk
for a short time.
This is the first time sine his ill
ness that he has been able to get
about and his doctors arc now hop
ing for a speedy and complete re
New $400,000 Cotton Mill.
A company has been organized to
build at Chesnee, S. C., eighteen miles
north of Spartanburg, on the line of
the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio
Railroad, a $400,000 cotton mill.
Lady Wins Free Scholarship. '
Miss Frances Mciver Thompson, a
graduate of the College for Women
of South Carolina, won the ?wo
years' free tuition scholarship in the
New York university school by get
ting the best mark in the examina
tion for the Chancellor's certificate.
The $50 for the best essay on suff
rage rights was won by Miss Edith
Balloon Passes Greenville.
Moving in a northerly direction, a
large balloon was sighted by num
bers of persons at Greenville Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock. It is stated
by citizens who saw the sailing gas
bag that they could discern an occu
pant of the basket.
Traveling Man Dead.
Dr. Thomas F. Jones, traveling
representative for the Vernoica Sales
Company, Boston, with headquarters
in this State, at Columbia, died at
a boarding house at Laurens Friday
night at about 12 o'clock.
Five Dollars From Soldier.
A recent letter from Manilla, Phil
ippine Islands, containing a money
order for $5 as a contribution to the
Clarendon County Conf?d?r?e mon
ument fund, has been received by
Capt, D. J. Bradham, of Manning.
The subscription is sent by Mr. W.
Thompson Wilder, who is a son of
former Sheriff Wilder, of Sumter,
and who is well known and has
many friends in Manning,
Weak Schools Get $60,000.
An all-afternoon and a lengthy
evening session of the State board of
education was taken up for the most
part with apportionment of the funds
under the Act providing that $6*0,
000 be given to weak schools of the
Slate in the several counties.
At the night session also was taken
up the report of Prof. W. H. Haud,
State high school inspector,
Hard Problem for S apr erne Justice.
One of the biggest jobs of arith
metic a Justice of the Supreme Court
of the United States has confronted in
a long time, faces the one who may
be assigned to work, out thc alleged
indebtedness of the State of West
Virginia to the Commonwealth of
Virginia, growing out of the former's
setting up in business for herself
during the civil war.
Charles E. Littlefield, special Mas
ter, has just reported on- the claim
of Virginia that West Virginia should
have a proportion of Virginia's in
debtedness preceding the breaking
away of Weist Virginia. Exceptions
which the States are expected to file
will require the Court to review the
work of its special Master.
The amount West Virginia will be
called upon to pay Virginia varies,
it would seem, from the Littlefield
report, anywhere from $3,250,000 to
$8,660,000. In round numbers, Vir
ginia is asking West Virginia to pay
about $11,000,000. The difference in
the amounts reported by Mr. Little
field varies according to whether the
Court apportions the debt of Virginia
by population or by valuation of
property, and whether slaves are to
be classified as population or as pro
The Supreme Court has not indicat
ed what steps it would pursue if
West Virginia were to refuse to pay
the amount it decress is due Virvinia.
In the suit of South Dakota to
compel North Carolina to satisfy an
alleged indebtedness, the Corri ?9?
creed that if North Carolina did not
satisfy the claim within a specified
period, the marshal of the Court
should sell certain property of the
State from the east door of the Cap
itol in Washington. North Carolina
settled within the period specified.
Fine Record for the Louisiana.
The battleship Louisiana exceeded
all her previous performances Sun
day in a test of speed in' Cuban
waters where the vessels of the At
lantic fleet are engaged in )nan
oeuvers with the purpose of drilling
the personnel of the squadron in the
art of naval warfare. Admiral
Schroeder, commanding the fleet, in
his report to the navy department
for last week stated that a prelimi
nary estimate sliowed that the Lousisi
ana maintained an average speed of
18.942 knots an hour in a four hours'
full power trial under forced draught.
This was accomplished with about
1,000 tons greater displacement than
was the case on her contractors'
When the fleet; entered Guantanamo
bay several weeks ago to begin the
drills 4.054 men were unable to
swim. As a result of the instructions
which have been given in this re
spect 3,226 of those have now quali
fied and the lessons will be continued
for all men wbo can not swim 50
In a competitive match of small
arms teams of various ships last
week the Missouri was declared win
ner with the Nebraska a close sec
ond. During the stay of the fleet in
Cuban waters over 5,000 men hav&
carried out a progressive course of
small anns firing and about 1,000
have attained the qualification of
marksmen or sharpshooters.
The Nebraska and the New Hamp
shire are engaged in a series of
three (james for the baseball cham
pionship of the fleet. The first game
Tas won by the Nebraska in ll in
nings bv a score of 4 to 3.
The Wisconsin was detached from
the fleet and sailed for New York.
House in Serious Mien.
Monday the House assembled to
pay tribute to one of its late mem
bers, Hon. Robert C. Davey, of Louis
iana. Only one member, Representa
tive Towns 't:d of Michigan, made
reference to the incidents of the last
few days when he said: "I am much
impressed vith the difference of the
scenes now and those of a few hours
Big Methodist Church in Washington.
The national building committee of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, appointed for the purpose of
raising funds for the erection in the
National Capital of a building which
will be, as the four Bishops who at
tended the meeting, expressed it, "our
representative church in Washing
ton," adjourned Monday after an
councing that of the $300,000 which
will be needed for the building, $132,
000 already has been pledged. This
amount is in sums ranging from $100
Prioleau Entitled to Privileges.
A negro sitting at a desk in the
rear tier of seats in the House during
the recent animated scenes excited
the curiosity of the 2,000 spectators
who banked the galleries. He was
Aaron R Prioleau, of Charleston,
S. C., who as contestant for the seat
of Representative" Legare is entitled
to the privileges of the floor of the j
lower hottsc of Congress. ... ?
Before insuring elsewhere
Old Line Companies.
A.t The Farmers I
Brownsville Case Nearing Close.
, All of the evidence in the celebrat
ed Brownsville case now is before
the court of inquiry and it is expect
ed the opinion of . the court will be
ready for submission to congress
within the next two weeks. The com
manders of three of the negro com
panies, which were dismissed froin-?*/
the sen-ice by President Roosevelt,
have submitted evidence strongly dis
crediting the hitherto accepted state
ments of witnesses that all of the
ammunition at the Brownsville post
was accounted for. The testimony
of these officers was to the effect that
in one company from 500 to 1,000
rounds of ammunition were missing
and in another company, a surplus
is shown, and in still another the
records were so imperfectly kept that
it was impossible to state whether
there was a shortage or not. Almost
the last item of testimony received by _
thoj board was the1 deposition of
Thomas Hill, a negro from "Wyoming,
who was. acquainted with one of the. ?
soldiers supposed, to have been im- '
plicated in the shooting up of the
town. This soldier, now dead, not
long after the Brownsville affair, told
him that the negro soldiers shot into
the town, not only from the barracks,
but also from the enclosure in whieh .
the barracks are located.
Speaker Camion Passes Responsibility. -
Speaker Cannon is not taking anyj"
leading or dominating part in the
proceedings of the House, nor is he
talking for publication about his at-,
titude on the subject. From a source
very near the Speaker, it was 'earn- .
ed Tuesday that he felt that tLe ma
jority which had taken control of
things last Saturday was now re-'
sponsible for legislative matters and
that it might be poor taste for him
to make suggestions or to attempt
to have anything to do with the di-??.
recting of affairs. As to tt?fe com
position of the new rules committee,
the fact most prominent seems to be
that a large number of the "insur
gents*' will insist upon knowing in
advance of the caucus action, who
the members are to be and upon hav
ing the privilege of' placing their
"O. K." on them.
Congress Passes Minor Bills.
By unanimous consent numerous
bills of minor importance were pass
ed Tuesday and the pension appro
priation bill, carrying nearly $156,
000,000 was taken UD. The house
agreed to limit general debate on the
measure to eight hours. Representa
tives Gillett, (Mass.) told of the nec
essity for economy in government.
Representative Golden (N. Y.) op
posed ship subsidy and Representa
tive Langley talked on pensions. A
number of minor bills were passed,
including one appropriating $3,P00,-jf:'
000 lo purchase 12 blocks for an en
largement of the grounds surround
ing the capitol.
President Taft in New Haven.
President Taft paid a brief visit to
New Haven to attend the meeting of :
the Yale corporation, of which body
he is a member. Mr. Taft reached
there Monday morning and was
driven in an automobile directly from
the station to Woodbrige hali, where
President Hadley received him and
where the corporation meeting took
place. After the meeting the presi
dent returned to his car, which was
attached to the express leaving the
city at 4:55 for Providence.
Graduates With High Honors.
Dr. Willard J. Riddick, of Gates
ville, North Carolina, has been in.
attendance at the Naval Medical
School at Washington, D. C., and
graduated with high honors this 3,
week. He will he commissioned su^"
geon U. S. N.
Night Weather Telegrams Again.
The weather bureau has decided to
resume on March 24 the distribution
by telegraph of the 8 p. m. observa
tions relating to temperature, rainfall,
wind, weather, etc., which were re
cently discontinued in the interest of
economy. This action brought forth
protests hom many sections of the
country, and it has been decided ta
restore the service.
Panama Canal Work Booming.
Work on the Panama canal
booming. The last edition of the
canal records shows that more ma
terial was taken out of the Culebra
cut in February than in any other
month since ground first was broken
for the canal. The total was 1,259,
?13 cubic yards; the daily average
was 54,757 and steam shovel No.
214, also broke all records' with a
daily average of 2,203 yards, while
on one day shovel No. 213 made an
other record by taking out 4,009 cubio
yards of rock and earth
Publication of Campaign Contribution
The enactment of a national cam
paign publicity law now has a chance
:o become a possibility, in the opinion
)f Perry Belmont, president of the
National Publicity Law Association.
Mr. Belmont declared Monday that
he defeat of Speaker Cannon would
favorably and vitally affect the pur
pose of the measure requiring the
publication of campaign contribu?
Wej*represent the Best
Bank of Edgefield