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Patterson Denounced for Par
doning Col. Cooper
SENSE OF DECENCY IS SHOCKED
Capt. G. T. Fitzhngb, Prosecuting
Attorney, Who Made Famous
Speech, Declares That the Law Has
Been Trampled Under Foot.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-Capt. G.
T. Fitzhugh, assistant counsel for
the prosecution in the Cooper case,
whose speech at the famous trial at
tracted widespread attention, charac
terized the pardon of Col. Duncan B.
Cooper as an outrage. He said:
"The disgraceful haste displayed
by the Governor in pardoning Cooper
before the ink was hardly dry on
the Supreme Court opinion convicting
him of murder, shocks every sense
"Sworn to execute the laws as con
strued by the highest Court, the
Governor, without 'even a petition
from any one, iramplea law under
foot and sets aside the Court's de
cision for the benefit of a cold-blood
ed murderer, whose influence with
the Governor is, and bas been, far j
more potent than the interest and j
safety of the people of this great ;
Street Car Strike Settled.
Philadelphia, Special.-The com
mittee of fourteen, composed of rep
resentatives of the-striking motor
men and conductors from each of the
barns of the Philadelphia Rapid
Transit Company met Friday and
voted in favor of accepting a settle
ment offered by the company through
representatives of the American Fed
eration of Labor. Since the begin
ning of the strike 28 persons have
been killed by trolley cars. Theso
accidents, the strikers claimed, were
caused by inexperienced motormen.
Women Hiss President Taft.
Washington, SpeciaL-rThe Presi
dent of the United States, the first
Chief Executive of the nation eyer
to greet a convention of woman suf
fragists, braved the d?nger of fac
ing an army of women who want the
ballot, had the courage to confess his
opinion, and was hissed. So great
was the throng that sought admis
sion to the hall that hundreds were
Negro National Wholesale Drug Co.
Atlanta, Ga, Special.-The Lee
Chemical company was incorporated
with an authorized capital of $100,
000. The company is the first at
tempt of negroes to promote a nation
al wholesale ;ind retail manufactur
ing drug company: In ]the prospec
tus sent out,~the company is appeal
ing to the negro to cease consuming
everything without producing any
thing and letra jto do something for
Women Suffragettes hy Thousands.
'Washington, Special.'-More than
5,000 suffragettes from every State
and Terrotory in. the country are at
'the national capital to attend the
forty-third annual convention of the
National American Women Suffrage
Association. They have planned an
assault on the Capitol. This will be
one of the most unusual sights ever
witnessed beneath the dome of that
Investigation May Be "Inadvisable."
. Washington, Special.-The Presi
dent has been requested to send to
Congress any facts'jn his possession
which might make inadvisable an in
vestigation of the sugar trust frauds
unless, in his judgment, such action
might be incompatible with the in
terests of the public service.
I Evelyn Thaw Gone, to Paris.
New York, Special.-r??mbitious to
gain fame as a sculptor,' Evelyn Nes
. bit Thaw has sailed for Paris to con
tinue her art work abroad. She will
rent a modest apartment, in Paris
and do her own cooking. She still
receives a monthly allowance "from
the Thaw family but her friends say
?he is permanently estranged from
Harry K. Thaw, her husband.
Alabama Editor Cowhided.
Florence, Ala., Special.-Much ex
citement was occasioned on the
streets here when Mayor Walker
publicly horsewhipped H. E. Meeser,
editor of the Florence Herald, for
editorially attacking the mayor's
Jury Convicts Strike Breaker.
Philadelphia, Special.-The first
strike-breaker to be placed on trial
on charges growing out of disturb
ances due to the street car* strike in
this city was convicted by a jury of
assault and battery with attempt to
Big Salary for Some Fanner.
Washington, Special.-The inter
national Institute of Agriculture, soon
to convene at Rome, meets once a
year and remains in session a month,
and Secretary Knox has .urged upon
the House an appropriation of $3,.
600 as the salary of an American
member of the permanent committee.
The United States is entitled to five,
delegates to the general assembly
of the institute.
Commander Names Staff.
Rome, Ga., Special.-Charles C.
Harper, commander of ' the Georgia
division, United Sons of Confederate i
Veterans, announced his staff appoint
ments as follows: Division adjutant,
Phil G. Mullin, Rome; inspector,
John W. Bale, LaFayette; quarter
master, E. N. Martin, Summerville;
commissary, G. E. Maddor, Rome;
judge advocate, E. H. Abrahams, Sa
vannah ; surgeon, C. L, Rudicil, Chick* ?
SOUTH CAROLINA AFFAIRS
The Cream of News Item* (tethered
From All Over South Carolina
and Boiled Down.
Freight Rates Will he Lowered.
Mr. T. C. Williams, the real estate
man whose various companies have
conducted a number of successful op
erations at Columbia and at other
points" in the State and at points in
North Carolina and Virginia, bas
completed, all the main details in an
enterprise which promises advan
tages in point of freight' rates to
Columbia, and to the State as . a
Mr. William's plan is to put the
boat transportation problem on a
thoroughly practical business basis
by building,and putting on the river
between here and Georgetewn three
big steel freight boats with a carry
ing capacity of 250 tons each, build
and operate a railroad system in and
around Columbia, so as to make the
physical connections between the
boat line and- the railroad and pri
mate warehouses, and make traffic ar
rangements with the street car line,
for a central depot.
Several Charters Granted.
The Seneca Light and Power com
pany of Seneca has been chartered
by the secretary of state with a capi
tal of $50,000. The company -will
manufacture and sell electric lights
j.nd electric power and is given the
right to develop water" powers.
The Wee- Nee bank of Kingstree
has been commissioned with a cap
ital of $50,000. A general banking
business will be conducted by the
The Rickard Supply company of
Lexington, was commissioned with a
capital of $5,000 A general mercan
tile business will be conducted by the
Spartanburg Festival Closes.
Twentj'-four hundred people on the
last night of the Spartanburg music
festival, sat enthralled and breath
less listening to such music as has
seldom been heard even at a musical
festival in that city. It was artists'
night, and Madame Jeane Gerville
Roache and Signor . Nicola Zerola
were the charmers who-held the au
dience in listening silence or caused
it to break forth in wild outbursts
of enthusiastic applause.
Charged With Breach of Trust.
J. Alex. Gordon, formerly teller
of the Germania Savings bank,
Charleston, was arrested ou a war
rant sworn out by State Bank Ex
aminer Giles L Wilson, charging him
with breach of trust to the amount
of 10,520. . He was released from
custody upon furnishing a bond of
$7,500, with five substantial citi
zens as surety.
High School Oratorical Contest.
A. W. Folger of the Easley high
school won first place in the high
school, oratorical contest. Allen Nor
ris of Westminster won second place.
The contest was held in the audi
torium bf the Greenville Female
Stamps for Food Stuffs.
Stamps to the number of 1,800,000
were ordered by Commissioner .Wat
son, to be used in carrying out the
requirements of the commercial, food
stuffs inspection act, which was pass
ed at the last session of the general
assembly. The stamps will be sold
in books of 1,000, 2,000 and 8,000.
Marion's Handsome Library.
The Marion free public library
is one of the pioneer free libraries
in South Carolina. From small be
ginnings, when it was supported by
a few public spirited citizens, it has
come to be au institution housed in a
handsome brick buildings with an en
dowment of $6,000 and receiving par
tial suport from the town revenues.
Record of Newberry Sheriff.
Pink Saunders one of the four
prisoners who have escaped from the
Newberry jail during Sheriff Bu
ford's long service-more than a de
cade-has been recaptured.
In all Sheriff Buford's career only
these two men, and two negroes, who
escaped about 10 years ago and sub
sequently were recaptured have es
caped his vigilance.
Printer Shoots Insurance Agent.
In a quarrel at Rock Hill Satur
day S. H. White, a printer, shot M.
Simes, an insurance agent working
for a Georgetown concern. White
was cut in the breast. White is
painfully hurt and Sims is seriously,
but not fatally, wounded.
Antoists Pass Through Lancaster.
George Hotchkiss and family of
New York city passed through Lan
caster Saturday in a large touring
car, en route from Florida to New
York. Mr. rJutchkiss was driving a
machine, which, it is claimed, has
run near 20,000 miles without re
Sand Flies in Berry Trees.
The origin of the insect commonly
called the sand fly may have been
found in the berry of certain trees,
according to Mrs. Harriett Lewis of
Mount Pleasant. Fortifying her posi
tion with the aid of a miscroscope in
the examination of these organisms
under the glass, she advises that the
trees of this section which have the
berries found to contain these or
ganisms should be destroyed.
Sumter Mayor's Strong Talk.
In his inaugural address Mayor
Jennings of Sumter said that it was
his contention. that the police must
be given to understand that an ordi
nance was on the city books to be
enforced, and that it must be.
St. George After Varmints.
The municipal authorities of St.
George are going to see to it that
the violators of the prohibition law
are properly dealt witb. Corpora
tion Councel Conner has prepared a
strong law regulating tho handling
and tale of spirituous loquors,
News Motes of General Interest
From All Parts of tho State.
Carolinian Accountant in Mississippi
A young South Carolinian has
sprang info ; prominence in probing
the Mississippi graft, which now is
attracting a great deal of attention
not only in that State but through
out the country, owing to the promi
nence of the officials said to be con
nected with graft scandals. This
Carolinian is Charles J. Moore, of
Columbia, who has been engaged as
expert accountant to look officially
into the graft charges.
Red Men Elect Oflicers.
At their annual convention the Red
Men elected the following officers:
Grand prophet, J. S. Booth, Chester;
great sachem, Otto Kleetner, New
berry; great senior sagamore, Dr.
J. P. Carlisle, Greenville; great ju
nior sagamore, James G. Long, Un
ion; great, chief of records, B. C.
Wallace, Sumter; great keeper of
wampum, S. M. Clarkson, of Colum
bia; great representative, Cole L.
Blease, Newberry; trustee, H. C.
Summers, of Newberry.
Odored Industrial School Burned.
The Walton cottage, used as a boys
dormitory at the industrial school for
destitute negro children al; Inno, was
totally destroyed by fire. The oc
cupants, several colored boys, had a
narrow, escape from death. Richard
Carroll believes that the fire proba
bly originated from a lighted cigar
ette. He does not believe it to have
Aiken Wants S. A. L. Too.
Aiken is going to make an attempt
to get the Seaboard Railway. At a
meeting of city council the matter
was informallly discussed, and the
fact that Springfield, Barnwell and
Orangeburg are alive to the situation
was brought out, and the advantages
of having the Seaboad to pass through
the city were discussed by the gen
tlemen of the council.
Lake City Truckers Complain.
W. L. Bass and D. M. Epps, repre
senting the Lake Cit}' Truck Growers
Association, have made their formal
complaint before the Interstate Com
merce Commission of rate discrimi
nations by the Atlantic Coast Line.
The Atlantic Coast Line has made a
small reduction on crates.
No Postoffices at Universities.
Postmaster Geo. EL Huggins^ of
Columbia, is not able to arrange for
a branch postofiice at the University
of South Carolina. This is because
the postoffice department is averse
to establishing a precedent.
Gen. Reed Will Command.
Gen. J. W. Reed, commanding the
first brigade, S. C. Division, C. C. V.,
who by reason of the death of Gen.
Zimmerman Davis and the illness of
Gen. B. H. Teague, of the Secoond
Brigade, will be in command of the
division in Mobile at the annual re
U. C. V. Maids of Honor.
Miss May Meotze, of Columbia,
has been appointed one of the two
maids of honor fer the South Caro
lina Division, U. C. V. Miss Mildred
Patterson, of Chester, is the sponsor
for the division. Miss Edith C. Rice
of Denmark, is the other maid of
Found Dead in Bed.
J. G. Lindley .vas arrested at
Greenville, charged with the murder
of Ben Allen, who was found in bed
at his home Friday with a bullet
hole in his head. There are mys
terious circumstances surrounding the
killing, it first being alleged that Al
len had committed suicide. Latei
development disproved this theory,
when it became known to the police
that Dindley had bben intimate with
Allen's wife. All parties are white.
Another Story on the Citadel.
At a meeting of the Board of Vis
itors of the Citadel, at Charleston,
the contract for the erection of the
fourth story of the Citadel was
awarded to the J. T. Snelson Co. for
the sum of $26,800. There were sis
bidders. The work will be begun on
May 6 and it will be completed bv
Pensions for Home Soldiers.
As the result of a resolution pass
ed at the meeting of State Board o?
Pensions, at Columbia, all veterans?
at the Confederate Home who receiv
ed pensions before going to the home
will continue to receive the same
Income Tax Act Constitutional.
The Supreme Court has ruled upon
the constitutionality of the State in
come tax. The court, in an opinion
handed down, declares the income
tax act is constitutional and affirms
the decision of the lower court in a
Lady Agent Educational Campaign.
Elise C. Rudd, a graduate of Win
throp College and treasurer of the
South Carolina School Improvement
Association, has been elected field
agent of the educational campaign
and will have headquarters in the of
fice of State Superintendent of Ed
ucation Swcaringen. Miss Rudd is
from Saluda county and since gradu
ation has taught in the schools of
Would Stop Five Years.
A strong effort will be made this
fall by Greenville sportsmen to have
a bill passed in the State legislature
that will prohibit hunting and fish
ing of any sort in the State for the
next five years.
Columbia Sub-Station No. 5.
As evidence of the constant growth
of Columbia and the steady increase
of her postal business, the post of
fice department has announced that
an order had ben issued establish
ing Station No. 5, effective May 16,
Will Have Another Chance at
PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD
Senator Percy's Suggestion That His
Election Be Repudiated or Endors
ed, Adopted by Legislature-Will
he Held in November.
Jackson,'Miss., Special.-After en
dorsing the suggestion of United
States Senator Leroy Percy that a
primary election-be called in effect
to serve as an endorsement or re
pudiation tc .ie people of his election
to Congress, the Mississippi Legis
lature adjourned sine die Saturday
after probably the most sensational
legislative session in the history of
The resolution as to the primary
adopted by the Legislature instructs
the State Democratic executive com
mittee to call the election to select
a party senatorial nominee for the
regular term which will begin in
1913 to bc held during the month of
November of this year. In this pri
mary Mr. Percy and Mr. Vardaman
will both be candidates. Should the
result be unfavorable to Percy he
agreed, in his address, to tender his
resignation as United States Senator
for the present term to the next ses
sion of the State Legislature, an ap
pointment to be made by the Gov
ernor to hold until the nominee se
lected at the proposed primary is
seated in 1913. Both Senator Percy
and Mr. Vardaman have addressed
to Chairman Lomax of the Demo
cratic State executive committee
agreeing to this plan.
Both Virginias File Objections.
Washington, Special.-The State
of West Virginia and Virginia Sat
urday filed in the Supreme Court of
the United States exceptions to the
report of Charles E. Littlefield, spec
ial master, to ascertain facts as a
basis of arriving at the proportion
of the debt of Virginia befor? the
organization of West Virginia, that
the latter State should pay to the
According to the report West Vir
ginia may be called upon to pay be
tween $3,000,000 and $9,000,000 to
j the mother State. The principal ob
jection made is that West Virginia,
objecting to the master including in
the aggregate amount of ordinary ex
penses of Virginia from 1823 to 1860
the sum of $18,000,000 as interest on
the public debt.
Football Victim Finally Passes.
Annapolis, Md., Special.-Earl
Wilson, the Navy football player,
died Saturday morning.
Wilson, who was from Covington,
Ky., was injured October 16 last, in
the game against Villa Nova College.
It wasr?whil? making a flying tackle
that the back of his neck struck
violently against the ground. An ex
amination revealed a fracture be
tween the fourth and fifth cervical
vertebrae, and the spinal cord was
severely depressed, causing complete
paralysis from the shoulders down.
An operation was performed by
which the pressure on the spinal cord
was relieved, and physicians felt
that this would bring about his re
covery, but in vain.
Other Lucky N. & W. Employes.
Roanoke, Va,, Special.-The train
men and yardmen employed by tho
Norfolk & Western Railroad get an
increase of 6 per cent in pay. Tuo
new wage schedule was arranged at
conferences held between the man?
agement of the road and representa
tives of the employes.
Eight Fanners are Guilty,
Cincinnati, Special.-Eight Grant
county, Ky., farmers were found
guilty of conspiracy in restraint of
trade by a jury in the United States
district court at Covington, Ky., Sat
urday. Of the twelve men indicted
one was dismissed by order of Fed
eral Judge Cochran and three others
were acquitted in the verdict given
by the jury. Fines ranging from
$100 to $1,000 were imposed.
Taft Endorses Southern Congress.
Washington, Special. -President
Taft Saturday received the executive
committee of the Southern Commer
cial Congress. A full statement of
the purpose of this patriotic endeavor
was made to him by John M. Parker
of New Orleans and G. Grosvenor
Dawe, managing director, of Wash
President Taft expressed his unre
served interest in this co-operative
endeavor to make the advantages of
the South fully known.
The executive committee appoints
ed Thomas L. Field, now of London,
but formerly of North Carolina,
agent general for the British Isles.
New Orleans Port Clear.
New Orleans, Special.-That re
ports of fraud in the weighing of
sugar at the port of New Orleans
were without grounds and that the
government had not lost a penny in
this connection was the gist of the
report which Assistant Attorney
General W. T. Denison placed in the
hands of the United States grand
jury in this city.
Judge McFarland U. O. V. Orator.
New Orleans, La., Special.-Gen
eral William E. Mickle, adjutant
general and chief of staff of the
United Confederate Veterans, has
issued two general orders in which
General Clement A. Evans, com
mander-in-chief, appoints Judge L.
B. McFarland, of Memphis, Tenn.,
as the orator at the Mobile reunion
and names Mrs. Harvey E. Jones of
Montgomery, Ala., as the matron of
honor, at the same event.
TO SING "AMERICA."
Program For Annual Beuaion Con
tains Many Interesting Features.
Mobile, Ala., Special.-^-General
Clement A. Evans, commander-in
chief of the United Confederate vet
erans, has approved the program of
the general rounion of Confederate
veterans to be held here April 26, 27
and 28, made public by Chairman W.
K. P. Wilson of the committee on
program and exercises.
The program deals exclusively with
those events concerning the veterans'
three days' stay in Mobile, that of
the Sons of Confederate Veterans be
ing separate. The cenvention of vet
erans will take place Tuesday morn
ing, April 26, deliberations being in
the auditorium at Monroe park, Ma
jor General George P. Harrison, com
manding the Alabama division, as
sembling the convention.
Following invocation by Rev. Linn
Cave, chaplain general of the Confed
eration, the singing of "My Country,
'Tis of Thee," by the United Confed
erate choirs of America and the read
ing of a poem of welcome written by
H. G. Barclay, of Mobile, by Miss
Vera .Williams, the veterans will be
welcomed by Governor Braxton Bragg
Comer on behalf of the State. Mayor
Pat J. Lyons is to extend the wel
come of the municipality, and Clar
ence J. Owen, commander-in-chief of
the United Sons of Confederate Vet
erans, will welcome the old warriors
on behalf of that organization.
Great Choir to Sing.
The program for the forenoon ses
sion ;dso includes.a song, "The Sol
dier's Dream," by Thomas H. Halli
well; recitation by Miss Minnie Rosse
Richardson, of Alabama; an address
surrendering the convention to Gener
al Clement A. Evans by General
Chairman Jacob D. Bloch, followed by
a response by General Evans.
At the afternoon session of the first
day Hon. L. B. McFarland, of Mem
phis, will be the orator ot the day.
Throughout the sessions of the con
vention the United Confederate
Choirs of America will render appro
priate songs. Rabbi Alfred G. Moses,
of the Jewish congregation, offers in
vocation upon the opening of the con
vention on the second day, followed
by the report of the committee on
credentials and of the committee on
history. Mrs. Emma Labretta, of Mo
bile, will sing "The Last Rose of
Summer." Then follows i he report
of the committee on Battle Abbey. In
accordance with the custom that has
prevailed for a number of years, the
convention will suspend business at
noon and take part in the exercises
of the "Memorial Hour."
At the afternoon session reports of
the committees on resolutions and on
monument will be made and then offi
cers are to be elected. Aside from
the entertainment features of the re
union, this will bring the delibera
tions of the second day to a close.
Thursday the parade of the veterans
will be the one big feature. The
route has been selected with the great
est care in order to make it just as
light as possible upon the physical
condition of the veterans.
- Sons of Veterans.
The annual convention of the Unit
ed Sons of Confederate Veterans will
be held in German Relief hall. The
program has also been completed and
it is very lengthy. There are a num
ber of addresses of welcome and re
sponses. Mayor Lyons will welcome
the Sons to the city and General
Clarence J. Owens will respond on be
half of the organization.
While veterans and Sons of Vet
erans are deliberating members of the
organization known as the Medical
Officers of the Army and Navy of the
Confederacy will be in session in an
other part of the city. This promises
to be one of the interesting features
of the reunion. President G. B.
Thompson, of Memphis, is to preside.
A local committee of the Mobile
County Medical association has pre
pared an interesting business and en
tertainment program for the Confed
erate surgeons. This meeting prom
ises -to be one of peculiar interest and
it may be of vital import, possibly
involving the integrity and perpetuity
of the organization.
By command of General Clement
A. Evans, commander-in-chief of the
United Confederate Veterans, Gener
al William E. Mickle, adjutant gen
eral and chief of staff, has issued a
general order. The order concludes:
"The number, of our dead has been
greatly augmented during the past
year by the following distinguished
"Major General Robert Lowry,
brigadier general, C. S. A., and com
mander Mississippi division, U. C. V.;
Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, daughter of
our only president; Major General
Zimmerman Davis, commander South
Carolina district, U. C. V.; Major
General Paul A. Fusz, ex-commander
northwest division, U. C. V.; Briga
dier E. G. Willett, assistant quarter
master general, U. C. V.; Colonel J.
B. Cowan, M. D., assistant sureeon
general, U. C. V.; Colonel B. F. ?sh-,
lem?n and Colonel R. E. Park, aids
on staff commander-in-chief."
Continuation of International Peace.
Chicago, Special.-Lord Kitchener, I
of England, who is on a visit to this
country, said in an interview: "I
see no reason -why international
peace should not continue from this
very moment.. One never knows,
however, when something will stir
up trouble and war does not often
announce itself far in advance. It
always pays to keep one's powder
Robin Cooper's Bond Lowered.
Nashville, Tenn., Special.-The
bond for the appearance of Robin J.
Cooper at the next term of the crim
inal court to answer an indictment
charging the murder of former Uni
ted States Senator Edward W. Car
mack, was fixed at $10,000
Saved by Screams of Women.
Decatur, Ul., Special.-Screams of
women who were awakened by an ex
pirion in the bank of Gerber and
Son's^t Argenta, 111., frightened
the burglar attempting a robbery,
THE NEWS MINUTE LY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carved
From the Whole Country.
By a unaaiaouo vote the New York
Board of Estimate voted $60,000,000
for new subways and $5,539,472 for
*?. .White, the western counter
feiter, who escaped from the federal
prison, at Atlanta, May 29, 1906, was
captured near Houston, Tex.
Conscience-stricken after 23 years
because he cheated Governor Stubbs,
of Kansas, out of 18 bushels of corn,
worth $9, an Osage county farmer is
preparing to make cash restitution.
Aided by two women, who are
thought to have smuggled saws with
which to cut the bars of a window
and provided an automobile for their
flight, two- military prisoners escap
ed from the guard house at Fort
The French submarine boat Ven
toz established a record by navigat
ing at a depth of 113 feet for 24
Heedless of the man hunt for the
bandits who killed the cashier and
manager of the Victor Bank in Scho
enville, Pft., robbers made a raid on
the Thomas Supply Co. store, almost
opposite the bank, at the notorious
John Red Walters, who has a crim
inal record, paid the penalty for wife
beating at Hagersto- n, Md., by re
ceiving ]5 lushes, vigorously applied
by the sheriff.
With assets of 70 cents, Brunslaw
Niemaszek, 12 years old, of Newark,
had legislative influence to procure
the passage of two bills through the
New Jersey legislature, amending
the procedure in the execution of
judgments against debtors under the
age of 16 so as to avoid their im
President Taft received from the
members of Hiram Lodge, No. 107,
Free, Ancient and Accepted MasonB,
of'.- Baltimore, a handsome Masonic
apron. The occasion was the fra
ternal visit of 300 Baltimore Masons
to the .lodgerooms of Naval Lodge,
No. 4, of Washington.
Letter carriers of New York have
begun an active campaign in the in
terest of their movement for a day
of rest each week, a r?duction of
Sunday work to a minimum and "on
pensatory time off during tue week
for those who must work on Sunday.
Seventy-two million eggs are said
to have been taken off the open mar
ket recently, and Chicago dealers say
one of the effects of this will be to
keep up the retail price.
The first of the trials of persons
arrested in Philadelphia at the in
stance of the State Board of Phar
macy for the illegal sale of cocaine
ended when George and Charles Rol
lins, colored, changed 'their plead
ings to guilty and were sent to pris
on" for two years. A fine of $500 was
also imposed on each.
The Ohio senate passed the Dit
mars house bill, forbidding the sale
of*.tobacco in any form to minors
under 18. years of age. The bill as
it passed the house fixed the age
limit at 21.
The body of Mrs. Louisa A. Jar
rell, who died in a Huntington, W.
Va., hospital of septic fever, was
carried from the Chesapeake & Ohio
Railway station at Colcord, a dist
ance of six miles on foot over the
mountains, to the cemetery.
That the province of Quebec will,
in the near future, prohibit the ex
portation of pulp wood, cut on the
crown lands of the province, to the
United States, was announced in the
Mrs. Frank Norford, of Mary
land, has an Easter egg 45 years old.
The egg was attractively dyed and
etched in 1865.
Certain fat men of New Oirle&ot
are wearing a complacent smile and
? affecting a self-satisled strut. They
are members of the Two-Hundred
Pound Club, organized with a con
siderable membership and "ample
Lexington, N. C., has passed an or
diance requiring all trains running
within the corr-x)rate limits of the
town to reduce, their speed to 6 miles
By a plea of guilty and the pay
ment of a fine of $1,000 and the
heavy costs of the case of Dr. James
B. Merritt, the Easton, Md., physi
cian indicted in the Caroline county
court for malpractice, went free.
The North Carolina Bankers' As
sociation is to meet at Wrightsville
m June 22, 23, 24.
Mrs. I. Fidelia Carlhart, 93 years
aid, arrived at Cape Charles, Va.,
from her home in Easton, Pa., hav
ing made the long journey all alone,
ind, considering her advanced years,
she stood the trip well.
"Fred Lampey, of Indiana, 55 years
old, was gored to death by an in
furiated bull while his mother, 80
years old, looked on, powerless to as
Levi M. Longenerker, of Marietta,
Pa., has completed a unique piece of
furniture. It is a table made of 40
kinds of wood, in 2,628 pieces. It
required 226 hours' work to make.
The International Elevated Rail
road Co. of Washington, a mnorail
concern, was chartered at Dover,
Del., with a capital of $50,000,000.
Before insuring elsewhe
Old Line Companies.
Ai The Farmer*
FOR RIFLE RANGES
Government Will Buy Land t
INTERESTING TO flLlTARY MEN
Sites Will be Purchased in North and
South Carolina, Tennessee and
Georgia-Places For Encampments
to Be Selected.
Washington, Special.-A bill in
troduced in the House by Congress
man Byrns, of Tennessee, authorizes
the Secretary of War, whenever it
may seem expedient for him to do so,
to acquire lands in the States of
Tennessee, Georgia, South Caro
lina, and other States, under the De
partment of the Gulf, which may be
suitable for encampments, rifle
ranges, etc. It is understood that
this is a step in a general plan of
action by the war department ?of
establishing such ranges in the
Mr. Burton, "Be Ashamed I"
ton, chairman of the National Water
ways Commission, opposes pending
bill, which would appropriate about
$52,000,000 for improvement of riv
ers and harbors. Severely arraigns
piecemeal appropriations and con
demns many of the projects named.
His objections cover wide range and
entire Senate may be involved in the
discussion. Will attack specific
items, among them the Norfolk-Beau
Youngest Mother in the World.
Chicago, Special.-Officials of the
Juvenile Court investigated the case
of Annie Epps, 10 years old, who
gave birth to a girl baby at the coun
ty hospital several days ago. "The
young mother's age has been investi
gated and it has been found abso
lutely true that she is just 10 years
old,,? a physician at the hospital
said. "She is one of the youngest
mothers known in this part of the
world.' ? '
Wages Increased $9,000,000.
New York Special.-Substantial
increases in wages by the subsidiary
companies of the United States Steel
Corporation will soon be announced
to become effective May 1, it was of
ficiallly stated here Saturday. The
proposed increase will apply to a
large majority of the corporation's
225,000 employes and in round fig
ures will increase the pay-rolls of the
steel corporation by about $9,000,
Earthquake's Destructive Force.
San Jose, Costa Rica, By Special
Cable.-A series of earth shocks,
varying in - intensity, Friday swept
over Costa Rica doing vast damage,
the extent of which can only be es
timated at more than $1,000,000. So
far there Las been no report of loss
of life, but people in the cities are
panic-stricken and are abandoning
their homes for the hillsides.
Electrical Storm in Tennessee.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-All rail
road traffic in and out of Memphis
was suspended Friday. The severe
rain and electrical storm which
swept West Tennessee, Arkansas and
Mississippi has caused washouts on
all roads running into Memphis with
the exception of the Yazoo & Miss
issippi Valley to New Orleans.
Tennessee Bank Bit Hard.
Spring City, Tenn., Special-Rob
bers blew the vault of the First Na
tional Bank of this place and escaped
with over $10,000. Niiro glycerine
Police Chief and Eecorder Fined.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-Recorder
Nash B roy les, of the Atlanta police
! court and Chief Johnson of the sani
tary department, were fined $10.75
by Mayor Maddox, as the result of
the fist fight between the two in po
lice court after the lie had been ex
Carriages For Ladies.
Montgomery, Ala., Special.-Firm
ly believing that it is unwise to mix
vehicles with men at a big reunion,
General George P. Harrison, head of
the Alabama division Confederate
veterans, has issued an order that ve
hicles be not allowed in the general
parade of veterans at Mobile. A sin
gle exception attaches to the carriage
division which will contain the ladies
and which will draw up the rear.
Virginians Violated Insurance Law.
Roanoke, Va., Special.-WaiTants
have been sworn out by Col. Joseph
Button, insurance commissioner of
Virginia, against J. W. Elliott and
W. L. Peters, both of Roanoke, charg
ing them with violating the State
insurance laws in conducting ti fra
ternal business without a charter
from the State corporation commis
sion and without a license from the
S & BYRD
re, Wejrepresent the Best
Bank of Edgefleld