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Arrest ed For Wholesale Stock
' <r. Gambling.
:!VE DF THEM MILLIONAIRES
j??renty-Nine Indictments Returned
Prominent Brokers in the
i World For Conducting
"Bucket Shops" From Missouri
' River to Atlantic Coast-Placed
Under Heavy Bonds-Trials at
I' .Washington, Speeial.-The govern
l?neat of the United Statesx Saturday
fbnade its first vigorous^ onslaught
pon stock gambling which in scope
raetically covers the country from
ko Missouri river to the Atlantic
Brokers' offices in New York, Phil
ladelphia, Jersey City, Baltimore, Cin
cinnati and St. Louis were raided
[ simultaneously, at ll o'clock Eastern
gime Saturday by special agents ol
rthe Department of Justice, who were
lamed with bench warrants issued
i by the Supreme Court of the Dis*
itrit t of Columbia.
Conspiracy indictments in which
renty-nine persons are named-flv?
of them said tb be millionaires, and
all interested in brokers' offices in
large cities - of the United States,
were returned by the Federal grand
jury of the District of Columbia
evidence which agents of th?
department of Justice had been
gathering for more than a year. The
indictments were withheld on the re
quest; of Attorney General Wicker
shauij, so \ that the Department of
Justice detectives might make the
_&id? simultaneously upon the places
Jsusjhected of being "bucket shops."
Tjhe theory bf the conspiracy in
dictments is that every man who was
connected in any way with the op
tcal?ion of the firms which did busi
ness in the district, had entered into
conspiracy to relieve people of
delation of the law, upon convic
lon, entails a maximum penalty of
10,000 fine and two years imprison
Hr All of those arrested were placed
Brider heavy bonds.
President May Visit Durham.
Washington, Special. -President
ft may visit Durham the latter
of May or the first of June to
iy the corner-ston? of the National
p&gious Training School and Cha
ju? for the colored race. An in
itation to be present on the occasion
the dedication of the proposed
iilding was extended Saturday by a
??legation of prominent white citi
The President reiterated to his vis
ors previously expressed views to
(|e effect that he favors the prac
training of the colored race.
Six Banks to be Indicted,
rftsburg, Pa., Special.-All of th?
it and furner councilmen
nts The ?^TrVe have now lol l
stories to the graft investiga! -
committee. The indictment of
iiinks as corporations and other
krtfrng sensations are! expected as
1 result. The graft prosecution is
Ibusily engaged preparing cases
[-the trials. It is possible that three
;e? will sit in criminal court dur
ine opening days pf the trials.
First Place For Virginia.
Mtrlottesville, Va., Speeial.-Li
Southern Intercollegiate track
Lt here Saturday, in which five
. were represented, the Upiver
jpjf Virginia won first place,
[sis?n- second, Wake- Forest, with
.representatives, won fifteen
. whieh gives her third place
lorries away five medals.
(Has3 Trust Investigation.
iburg, Special.-United States
.Attorney Jordan said that
ijst?on by the Federal Depart
t of Justice into the business of
e Itaeprial Window Glass Com
y ?had been completed and evi
ce purporting to show that the
ration has violated the Sher
anti-trust act is ?ready for pre
tation to a special grand jury
'ich had been drawn.
Volcano's Horrible Boar,
afossor Ricco, director of the
it Etna Observatory, has been
to abandon his post after
ag hours of terror at the vol
TOne could not stand the deafen
ed horrible roar of the volcano
lore than one day. It would cer
ly drive him mad." A river ?f
, from the active craters of Mount
% has invaded Lisi Plain, iflpw
' in the direction of Cisterna and
aa. Borrello does not appear to
Fin danger. Another stream is
lancing slowly toward Mount
[>:reme Court Justice Clear.
Jew York, Special.-Justice Ed
ji El. McCall, of the State Su
pine court, explained Saturdays his
icial transactions with Wm. H.
le? legislative agent for the
'insurance companies, which sat
Mr. Hotchkiss ? that personal
jdship accounted sufficiently for
questionable aspect certain inci-.
bad first seemed to wear
Pittsburg's Mayor Rebuked,
^ttsburg, Pa., Special.-The indig
>n of .four thousand" men and
over. the political corruption
Jflg'-Ttt?earfnTd T>y the grand
id by councilmanic confessions,
Jenonciation of ci vie vice gen
was vehemently expressed
lay night at a mass meeting.
Wm. A. Magee, who sought
ass the meeting, was hooted
snage. The resentment shown
the chief executive's failure
up the red light district, de
faction of traction problems,
?her local natterai
REFUSES TO VISIT POPE.
Col. Roosevelt Declines to Ac
cept Conciliions Imposed.
Rome, By Cable.-The audience
which it was believed ex-President
Roosevelt would have with the Pope
on Tuesday, will not occur, owing to
conditions which the vatican has im
posed, and which Mr. Roosevelt re
fuses to accept.
"The Holy Father will be delighted
to grant an audience to Mr. Roose
velt on April 5, and hopes that
nothing will arise to prevent it, such
as the much-regretted incident which
made the reception of Mr. Fairbanks
Roosevelt's reply: "I in my turn
must decline to make any stipulations
or submit : to any conditions, which
in any way would limit my freedom
ot conduct. I trust that on April 5
he will find it convenient to receive
Four Boats at $2,000,000.
Washington, Special.-On the face
of the bids, the Lake Torpedo Beat
Company, of Bridgeport, Conn., Sat
urday submitted the lowest proposal
for building four submarine boats for
the United States navy. This was
for a type of boat of 450 tons dis
placement and the price for the four
boats would be $424,500 each, de
livered on the Atlantic seaboard, and
to be constructed at the Newport
Congress authorized an expenditure
of $2,000,000 fox* the construction of
these four boats, so that the bids
are within th3 limitation for boats
of moderate size.
Great Reception to Ex-President.
Naples, By Cable.-No American
ever got a greater reception than
Colonel Roosevelt did Saturday when
with his family, he arrived here on
the Priz Henizrich.
Mr. Roosevelt, attired in a gray
sack suit and wearing a soft black
hat, appeared in splendid health and
spirits. His weatherbeaten face gave
him the appearance of a trained
athlete. He spoke ith a boyish
pleasure of setting his foot again upon
European soil and of feeling that
at last he was homeward bound.
Postal Granted Injunction.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-Judge
Edward E. Sanford, of the Circuit
Court of the United States for the
middle district of Tennessee, hand
ed down an opinion Saturday grant
ing to the Postal Telegraph Cable
Company au injunction against the
Cumberland Telephone and Tele
graph Company, "a Bell Company,"
discriminating against the Postal in
the4 matter of charges for telephone
service. The decision holds that the
Postal Company is entitled to tele
phone service at the same rate charg
ed other business subscribers.
Maryland Senate Passes Disfran
Annapolis, Md., Special.-The so
1?U??L Bigges hills for- th?"vdi5fra?
ohisement of the negro in all state
and municipal elections in Maryland
were passed by the senate at. a late
hour Saturday night. They now go
to the house where their passage is
assured because of the large demo
cratic majority in that body. It is
not proposed to attempt to prevent
negroes voting at congressional or
presidential elections, the restriction
applying only to stste and municipal
Ballinger Will Seek Redress.
Washington, Special.-Secretary of
the Interior Ballinger announced Sat
urday that in due time he would in
stituto; proceedings in law 'against
Collier's Weekly as the result of the
publications concerning him which
ar? appearing in that paper.
The Czar ia Public.
St. Petersburg, By Cable.-For the
first time in many years Emperor
Nicholas Saturday night attended a
brilliant concert . at flhe Imperial
Opera House, given in aid of various
military charities. The intention of
his Majesty to attend the function
had been kept secret, ?abd, there
fore, no crowd collected to witness
his arrival and departure.
Church's Crusade Against Fight.
Oakland, Cal., Special.-The church
federation of this district has begun
a crusade against the holding of the
Jeffries-Johnson fight at Emeryville
July 4, by instructing counsel to
take legal steps to prevent the con
Coal Miners on Strike.
Washington, Speeial.-Two hundred
thousand organized miners of the
bituminous coal fields of Pennsyl
vania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa,
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and
Arkansas are out on strike.
Wolter Trial April 18.
New York, Special.-Albert W.
Wolter Saturday pleaded not guilty
to an indictment charging him with
having murdered 15-year-old Ruth
Wheeler. The police report that they
had traced another girl to Wolter 's
flat-,-but are unable to find out what
became of her.
Judge Mulqueen fixed the date of
the trial of Wolter for Monday.
This .Railroad Increase Wages.
New York, Special.-After a spe
cial meeting of the board of direc
tors, a general order was issued in
creasing by 7 per cent the pay of |
all employes on the New York Cen
tral lines east of Buffalo who now
earn $200 a month or less.
It is estimated that the general
increase will cost the Eastern divis
ions of the New York Central lines
(2,500,000 a year.
SOUTE CAROLINA AFFAIRS
The Cream of News Items Gathered
From AU Om South Carolin?
and Boiled Down.
i Colombia Adopts Commission Form
I By a majority of 24 to 1, Columbia
Saturday adopted the commission
form of government.
City council opposed the change.
The new form has all the essential
features of the Des Moines and Coun
cil Bluff plans.
There are a mayor and four sal
aried commissioners, all elected at
large. They serve four years.
There is the initiative, the refer
endum, and the recall.
Southern Ballway Kates to Mobile
The Confederate reunion will be
held at Mobile, Ala., April 26, 27 and
28, and the railroads have announced
thc usual low rate of 1 cent a mile
fer this occasion. Tickets will be on
sale, April 24 to 28; limited for re
turn until May 2, 1910, but extension
of final limit may be secured until
May 19 by depositing ticket with the
agent and upon payment of 50 cents
fee. Stop-overs will be permitted at
all important points on the return
The Southern railway has boen se
lected as the official route by Maj.
Gen. Zimmerman Davis, commanding
the South Carolina division, United
Confederate veterans, and through
Pullman sleeping cars and coaches
will be provided to take care of the
veterans and their friends, which will
be handled on the train, leaving Co
lumbia at 7:15 a. m., April 25, via
Newberry, Greenwood, Anderson and
Seneca, Atlanta and Montgomery, ar
riving at Mobile early next morning.
The round trip fare from the prin
cipal points in this State will he as
follows: Abbeville $10.55, Allendale
$11.35, Anderson $10.10, Bamber?
$11.55, Barnwell $11.20, Blacksburg
$11.75, Camden $12.55, Charleston
$12.90, Chester $11.85, Columbia
$11.90, Edgefield, $10.85, Greenville
$10.55, Greenwood $10.55, Johnston
$10.90, Newberry $11.15, Orangcburg
$11.90, Prosperity $11.30, Spartanburg
$11.15, Sumter $12.75, Union $11.75,
Winnsboro $12.05, Yorkville $12.25.
Proportionately low rates from inter
Spartanburg's Mail Facilities.
Mail service on tho Carolina,
Clinchfield & Ohio has been extended
to Spartanburg. The double daily
train service has been put on, and
this brings the postal service of
Spartanburg to a degree of perfec
A Water Melon Plantation.
Messrs. A. F. Young & Co., of New
Yorkj who run a number of large
trucking farms in this State, have
decided that Florence dirt is the right
kind for making melons. They will
plant 325 acres in waterniclciis at
Florence, this year.
Live News in a Line.
Butchers in Yorkville compalin of
thc scarcity of beef cattle.
The railroad commission has order- '
ed the Seaboard Air Line Railway
to erect an adequate pasenger station
The average valuation at which
real estate is returned in Edgefield
county is about $4.50 per acre.
The musical festival to be held in
Columbia in Mav is being well adver
Mr. J. E. Wannamaker, of Cal
houn county, who experimented with
pepper for the government last year ?
and was successful, will plant a large
crop this year.
The "sociability run" from Pine
hurst, N. C.. to Augusta, Ga., will be
nm on April 18 and 19.
Engine Pulls Four Wagons.
R. N. Plexico, a farmer, who lives
eight miles north of Yorkville, pass
ed through town with four wagons
heavily loaded with fertilizers. It
was stated that he expected to go the
eight miles in about an hour and a
half. They were drawn by a traction
Banks Want Taxe3 Returned.
The Central National Bank of
Spartanburg has instituted suit
against the treasurer of Spartanburg
for the recovery of taxes on certain
bonds. The bonds sued on are the
non-taxable kind of school holdings..
This is a very important matter
and should the banks succeed in these
two suits it would mean that all
other banks in the State could seek
for refunding of taxes on stocks and
The position of the State is that
the bonds are not taxed but the shares
of the bank stocks are taxed.
Asylum Commissioi A ;ed.
Governor Ansel has appointed the
Asylum commission under the recent
Act of the General Assembly.
Under the Asylum Act passed by '
the General Assembly, this commis- ,
sion is authorized to spend $100.000
which the commission is empowered
to borrow for the improvement of
the property of the Asylum and the
purchase of lands.
This amount is in addition to the
regular appropriation of $200,000. ,
Home Mission Society School.
The Woman's Home Mission so
ciety of the South Carolina confer
ence is considering the advisability of
establishing an iudustrial school in
the eastern section of the State. It
is proposed to open this institution
for the benefit of the many boys and
girls who can not avail themselves
of the advantages offered by our col
leges. Such an institution would re
quire as a beginning a site of 10 oj,
12 acres, and funds sufficient to build
and equip a plant; costing from $12,
000 to $15,000,
To be Heid at Mobile, Ala.
April 26 28
THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS
Miss Lucy Davis Hayes, Sponsor
U. S. C. V.'s Sponsor, Miss Georgia
Montgomery, Ala.-Dr. Clarence J.
Owens, commander-in-chief of the
United Sons of Confederate veterans,
makes public the sponsors and maids
of-honor for the organization at the
general reunion to be held in Mobile
April 26 to 28.
They are as follows:
Matron of honor, Mrs. B. B. Ross,
Auburn, Ala.: chaperon, Mrs. N. B.
Forrest,' Memphis; sponsor in chief,
Miss Georgia Whiting Saffold, Mont
gomery; maids of honor, Alabama,
Miss Clara Ellen Forbes, Montgom
ery; Miss Mary Henry Rumn, Miss
Nannie Goodbard, Miss Lillie Rad
cliffe, Mobile; Miss Mary Rosalind
Tardy, Birmingham ; Miss Annie Lydo
Smith, Tuskegee. Georgia, Miss Ly li?
GEN. CLEMENT A. EVANS.
Hutchins, Athens. Louisiana, Miss
Gladys Broadway, Monrot. Mississip
pi, Miss Sallie Hunt, Greenville; Miss
Mildred Merriwcathcr Sledge, Como;
Miss Cornelia Wallace, Como. South
Carolina, Miss Maybelle Weathers
bee, Willislon; Miss Ruth Kennedy,
Greenville. Virginia, Miss Avis Wal
ker Gran I", Richmond.
Maids of honor for the general
stoiT for states not listed will be
Miss Frances Alexander Duncan of
Auburn will represent the Children
of the Confederacy.
Appointments fer thc Louisiana di
vision, named by Commander B. H.
Richardson, are as follows:
Sponsor, Miss Caroline A. Reanaud,
New Orleans; maids of honor, Misses
Georgia Richardson, Andrea Freder
eiehs, Leila Riddell, New Orleans;
Miss Georgia McDonald, Mobile;
chaperon, Mrs. P.^Jr^Fredereichs, New
Orleans. f .
Northern Virginia department, by
Commander^?. M. Felder; Sponsor,
.^MjssLila II Jamison,. Roanoke;
maids, Miss Grace G. Jiukard, Reuo
hoth Church, Va.; Miss Annie Baker,
Lamar, North Augusta, S. C. ; matron
and chaperon, Mrs. L. F. Fleming,
Virginia department, by Comman
der T. W. Spindle; Sponsor, Miss
Mary Darnell, Roanoke; maid, Miss
Mary Hunter Bethel, Sawville; ma
tron, Mrs. William L. McGill, Peters
New Orleans, La., Special.-The
following appointments were made
by William E. Mickle, adjutant gen?
oral and chief of staff of the United
Confederate Veterans :
Brigadier generals and assistant
adjutant generals, Julian W. Whiting
and Price Williams, Jr., of Mobile,
Colonels and aides-de-camps, C. C.
Nettles, Robert Middleton, D. P. Bes
tor, Ed T. Toomer, Wm. H. Johnston,
of Mobile, Ala.; George W. Taylor,
of Demopolis, Ala. ; John H. Leathers,
of Louisville, Ky.; John W. Tench, of
Gainesville, Fla.; R. Preston Crew,
of Charleston, W. Va.; E. L. Conally,
of Atlanta, Ga;_
Mobile, Ala.-Commander-in-Chief ,
Clement A. Evans has named Miss
Lucy Davis Hayes as sponsor for the
annual reunion of the United Confed
erate Veterans, to be held in this
city April 26 to 28. Miss Hayes is
the second daughter of the late Mrs.
Hayes, daughter 'of the only presi
dent of the Confederacy, Jefferson
Work on the "tented city" for
which the war department has loan
ed tents and cots for the use of the
veterans, began with the erection of
the kitchens and dining rooms and
grading. The "tented city" faces
historic Mobile Bay and will accom
modate 15,000 veterans.
Many of the local churches are
tending the use of i heir Sunday
school and cicas rooms for the us*
of the veterans.
Must Curtail Production.
Boston, Mass., Special.-Probably
5.000,000 spindles in thc United States
will be stopped within the next four
months, according to estimates made
by cotton mill authorities in this
city, who express the opinion that
a curtailment of production amount
ing to 25 per cent cannot be avoid
ed unless there is a sharp drop in
th? price of cotton.
Cadets Gan Have Some Fun.
Washington, Special.- Secretary
Dickinson has won his long fi0ht to
secure the amelioration of the law re
garding hazing at West Point and no
longer will every cadet guilty of some
trifling horse play at the expense of
some new comer be subjected te tho
unvarying rule of expulsion.
Spartanburg, S. C., will have a
first ol ass horse nhow May 24 and I
News Notes of General Interest
From All Part? of the Stat?.
Manufacture Alcohol From Sawdust.
Definite announcement is made
that it is the E. I. Dupont de Ne
mours Powder Company that will en
gage in the manufacture of alcohol
in Georgetown, under the terms of the
recent enactment of the General As
sembly. The sawdust for the pur
pose of manufacturing the alcohol
will be obtained from the monster
plant of the Atlantic Coast Lumber
Company at Georgetown.
White Prisoner Runs Away.
Arthur Cockerell, white, who was
serving a three years' sentence on
the Saluda county chaingang for
assault and battery with intent to
kill, has made his escape and noth
ing has been learned of his where
abouts. He was a trusty, .
Division Diocesan Council Recom
A division of the diocesan council
of the Episcopal church in South
Carolina will be recommended by the
special committee appointed at the
last session of the council to con
sider the advisability of a division at
the coming session of the council,
which is lo be held in Sumter during
the first week in May.
Connecting Track at Clio.
The railroad commission has order
ed? the Atlantic Coast Line and the
North & South Carolina Railway put
in a connecting track at I he town of
Clio within GO days from tho d*t? of
Darlington Election for Sheriff.
Gov. Ansel has ordered a primary
to be held in Darlington county to
suggest some onn to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Sheriff Black
well. The election is to be held with
in 30 days, and was requested in a
petition filed with the governor.
Confederate Commander Dead.
Cen. Zimmerman Davis, command
er of the South Carolina division of
Confederate Veterans, and prominent
in his Masonic affiliations, died Wed
nesday in Charleston, at the age o?
Deepening Charlcrlon's Dry Dock.
Work is progressing rapidly in the
dredging of the month of the dry
dock of the Charleston navy jard, and
within three or four weeks there will
bc ample depth to accommodate anj
vessel which may desire to enter the
Not Beriberi, But Malaria.
Capt. D. J. Griffith, superinten
dent of the State penitentiary, says
that the negroes brought from the
Charl.Oton stockades have malaria,
and that this disease is the direct
cause of their condition now. It was
at first thought that the disease was
beriberi a sub-tropical affliction.
These Mills Are Alright. .
At a recent meeting of the direc
tors of the Woodruff Cotton Mills it
dividend of . 50 per cent. Thia
was decided to declare stock
means that the stock of the mill will
bc worth $125. It is also understood
that similar stock dividends will be
declared at an early date by the Vic
tor and Monaghan Mills.
New Bank for Newberry.
Newberry is to have her fifth bank.
J. D. Davenport, who a few days ago
resigned the presidency of the Ex
change bank, will organize a farmers'
bank. He has been at work on the
enterprise only a few days and al
ready has subscribed $37,500.
The Furniture Dealers' Convention.
The fourth annual convention of
the South Carolina Retail Furniture
Dealers' Association will be held in
Spartanburg April 13 and 14.
Dr. Walter B. Sorrell, of Kansas
City, Mo,, has accepted the position
of meat and milk inspector of Spar
tanburg. He will report April 10.
A Good Place to Meet.
At a meeting of the South Caro
lina Building and Loan League, in Co
lumbia, it was decided to hold the
next meeting in Anderson, on June 8
Prompt Pupils in Manning.
An interesting fact in connection
with the Manning Graded School is
that, with an enrollment of 313, and
an average at' ince of 202, during
the past mom.., "ue records show that
there was only one tardy pupil, and
that one a little boy in the first grade,
who was late one day.
Orangehurg's New Territory.
County Auditor Thomas M. Mc
Michael at Orangebnrg, has received
the returns of the upper portion of
Berkley county that almost unani
mously joined Orangeburg county
some weeks ago by an election held
for that purpose.
Militia to Protect Kelley.
Raleigh, N. C., Special.-Governor
Kitchin Friday night ordered the
Washington, N. C., military company
to protect Kellev, the slayer of Sam
uel G. Tayloe.
Broom Crop Short.
The remarkable advance in tho
price of brooms is due to the fact
that only a half crop of broom corn
ivas raised last season. "The crop
is usually 47,500 tons."
Good News For Pee Dee People.
The South Carolina Western Rail
way, which on an initial capital of
$20,000 and an ultimate capital of
half a million proposes to give Flor
ence, Hartsville aud Darlington a
seaboard connection at McBee. was
cliarterp 1 by the 'secretary of State
The line is to be 40 miles long,
connecting Florence and McBee,
which latter town is on the Sea
board between here and Hamlet.
The headquarters is to be Hartsville,
Darlington county, ?
THE LIBERIAN ?ROUBLE.
United States Will Block Interven
tion European Powers.
Washington, Special.-The Libe
rian trouble is causing apprehension
here. The attack by the native tribes
from the French side of the southern
boundary along the Cavalry river up
on the English factory and the Libe
rian troops would be in itself dan
gerous to the existence of the little
All factories might easily serve as
a pretext for intervention by some
of the European powers. Such in
tervention usually leads to perma
nent domination and the state de
partment is resolved that tliis shall
Already British and French war
ships are on their way to the seat
of trouble. The gun boat Des Moines,
in Hampton Roads, was Thursday
ordered to the Norfolk navy yard to
get into condition to prooeed to
Africa and relieve tho Birmingham.
The ^DeB Moines should be at Mon
rovia by May L
Pursuing Pittsburg Grafters.
Pittsburg, Special.-Wm. Brand,
former president of common council,
who was brought from the peniten
tiary to testify before the grand jury,
contributed his full confession to help
the graft probers in trailing the
"men higher up."
Three more councilmen took th?
immunity bath by pleading no
defense to charges of taking bribes.
To strengthen the evidence already
obtained about the transfer of $45,000
to Stewart at the Ilote! Imp?rial in
New York, in May, 1908, for alleged
use in bribing Pittsburg councilmen
to vote for the bank ordinance, tho
grand jury is ssid to have asked for
the 1908 registers of several New
York hotels. Handwriting experts
are to be employed, it is said, to de
termine definitely what Pittsburg men
were in that city at the time the
money was pi id to Stewart. It has
already hrcn published here that the
unnamed man who paid Stowart the
money is not known to bc a banker,
but "one of the most prominent bu
siness men in the entire country.''
Great Eural Ecut9 System.
Washing! cn, Special.-Postmaster
General Hitchcock, in his annual re
port, says that rural delivery has de
veloped in 12 years from an experi
ment, involving the disbursement of
less than $15.000, to one of the larg
est branches . of the postal service,
with an annual expenditure exceed
ing $35.000;000, and says:
"Rural delivery service is now in
operation throughout the United
States on 41,094 routes.
"During the present fiscal year,
op to March 1, readjustments have
been made involving the discontinu
ance of thirty routes, effecting a sav
ing ?? $26.000. In one county alone,
by the readjustment of the routes and
a net decrease in the number of
routes of four, an annual saving of
$4,000 is possible.
Dr. Walters Indicted.
Pittsburg, Special.-Dr. E. R. Wal
ters, former president of select coun
cil, who is now director of public
health and charities, has been indict
ed as the alleged recipient of $1,000
in bribe money, and 15 other former
selectmen from $500 to $250. The
indictments make a total of 91 in
three reporta by the grand jury with
in two weeks and there are more to
come, says District Attorney Willam
Advertise for New Bids.
Washington, Special.-A suspicious
uniformity in the bids for supplying
half a million tons of New River and
Pochahontas coal for the use of the
Panama Railroad, together with the
average high price demanded, led the
directorate of that corporation to re
ject all of the bids offered and to
order a readvertisoment.
No Contamination for Oysters.
Washington, Special.-Oysters can
no longer be fed-or as fae trade
term goes "floated in brackish wa
ter"-before they are offered for
salo. The Department of Agriculture
has ordered that the practice must
stop at once. To float an oyster
when it is taken from its bed, pro
vides means for the oyster to take
in contamination from the water and
offers risk of typhoid.
Postal Bills Report Soon.
Washington, Special.-The House
Committee on Post Offices and Post
Roads have directed the sub-commit
tee having the postal savings bank
bill in charge to report the completed
bill to the committee by April 15.The
committee also favored April 25 as
a date for a hearing on the proposal
to establish parcels posts.
Greenville's newest industry is un
derwear factory, and plans are now
being projected by J. D. Gilreath
and associates looking to permanent
organization, and incorporation of a
Head of Neg~o School.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-Dr.
George A. Gates, one of the most em
inent educators in the country, was
inaugurated president of Fisk Uni
versity here, probably the best known
negro school in the world.
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Old Line Companies.
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THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
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The Heart of Happenings Carved
Prom the Whole Country.
The Senate has confirmed nomi
nations of the five men who are to \
constitute the new Court of Customs
Appeals. They are Robert H. Mont
gomery, of Michigan, to be presiding
judge and William H. Hunt, of Mon
tana; James F. Smith, of California;
Orion M. Barber, of Vermont, and
Marion Deveries, of California, to
be associate judges.
A 37-inch copperhead snake, the
first killed in Cecil county, Mary
land this year, was beaten to death.
Police are searching for Miss Sarah
Morales, a beautiful 17-year-old girl
from New Orleans, who disappeared
rather suddonly over a month ago.
The entire Knoxville, Tenn., plant
of the Standard Oil Company with
the exception of ono eighty thousaud
gallon oil tank, was destroyed by
fire. Fifty thousand gallons of oil
in seven tanks were consumed. A
wood fibre plant located nearby was
consumed as were four or five small
Friend W. Jenkins, the flag officer
of the battleship Maine, who lost
his life when the Maine was blown
ap in Havana harbor, will be com
memorated by a statue in Pittsburg.
The bill, which purposes to appro
priate $20,000 for the statue, was in
troduced by Representative Graham,
Statistics compiled by the officers
of the senior class at Princeton
show that the average expense of a
?ollege student at Princeton, N. J., for
the four years of his course is $3,67?J
or about $919 a year. The minimum
tour-year expenditure reported is
#500 and thc maximum $10,000.
Mrs. J. R. Etchings rushed in
front of a passenger train at Ada,
Okla., to rescue her 3-year-old boy,
who was playing on the track, and
she and the child were killed.
The colored State fair will be held
in Columbia, S. C., November 7-12.
The scout c??sers Birmingham and
Salem will try to communicate over .
i distance of 3,000 miles with the
lew naval wireless station at Brant
Miss Constance Hoyt, daughter of
?hc Counselor of the State Depart
ment and Mrs. Henry M. Hoyt, was
married at Washington on Wednes
lay to Mr. Ferdinand von Stumm,
lately promoted to second secretary
)f the German Embassy.
Twins were born to Old Bel Afris,
i Siberian camel, in the winter quar
ters of a circus at Baraboo, Wis. It
is said that this is the first time
camel twins ever made their appear
ance in this counlr}'.
In a dispute in New York with
Benjamin about his wages, two of
Goldberg's teeth were knocked out.
The jury awarded him a verdict and
the Court fixed the damage at $400.
The Secretary of State of North
Carolina finds that 1,387 automobiles
have been registered. It is said that
there are five times as many auto
mobiles in the State at present as
there were two years ago.
Sister Aurelia G. Mace, head of the
Shaker community at Sabbath Day
Lake, Maine, is dead, aged 80. Sister
Aurelia Avas the author of several
books and many poems.
Becowitz is from Philadelphia, and
he says the street car strike mado
it impossible for beggars to make
more than $30 a week at the "please
help the blind" game.
Governor Kitchin, of North Caro
lina, some time ago accepted an in
vitation to deliver the Memorial Day
address before the Daughters of the
Confederacy aud Confederate vet
erans at Raleigh, May 10.
Congress' session may end by May
15. Senator Aldrich expresses his
belief that adjournment is not so far
The thirteenth annual conference
for education in the South will be
Held at Little Rock, April 6, 7, 8.
Andrew McMullin visited his in
sane mother at the Eastern Ken.
tucky Asylum, at Lexington. Short?
ly after leaving the institution he be
came violently insane, and it was
aecessary to incarcerate him in the
Rising from the confessional ia tho
Jesuit's church, st New Orleans, Mrs,,
Louis Mathis fell to the floor nri?N
ionscious. She died before medical
aid reached her.
Decoration day has been selected
by the American Automobile associa
tion for the national championship
automobile races, which will be held
at the Indianapolis motor speed
Ten other locomotives of the Nor
folk and Southern Railway at New
Bern are being equipped with elec
tric headlights, in conformity with
the State law.
At present the naval cadets are re
quired to spend two years at sea
before receiving their commission.
The House has reported a bill to
Mrs. Sarah A. Jefferson, widow of
Joseph Jefferson, is the defendant
in two suits begun by James W.
Morrissey, an actor, in New York,
in. which damages aggregating $50,
D00 are asked.
An additional estimate of $2,000,
000 on account of the increase of
Navy has been submitted to the
President Taft will attend the
launching of the big battleship
Florida at the New York Navy
Fard ea May 12,
?, We^represent the Bea*
Bank of Edgefield