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MARK TWAIN DEAD
American Humorist Passes
TrYBDIE LAST WORDS IN PENCIL
There Has Never Been One Like
Him-He Cheered the Saddest
Heart-Drove Sorrow Away-His
Books Have Made Men Happier.
Philosophical Expressions of
I wouldn't give a cent to hear
Ingersoll on Moses, but I'd give
$10 to hear Moses cn Ingersoll.
Bc virtuous and you will be
George "Washington couldn't
tell a lie. I can, but I won't.
There were no hackmen, hacks
Or omnibuses on the pier. I said
it was like being in heaven.
To the Indian soap and educa
tion are not as sudden as a mas
sacr?e, but they are more deadly
in the long run.
When the musing spider steps
onto the red-hot shovel he first
exhibits wild surprise, :then he
v They spell, it Vince and pro
nounce it Vinchy. Foreigners al
ways spell better than they pro
Landmarks In His Life.
Was in his seventy-fifth year.
Born in Hannibal, Mo., Novem
ber 30, 1935. .
Apprenticed to a printer when
12 years old.
Later became a Mississippi
Was city editor of a Navada
newspaper in 1862, and alternat
ed between mining and journal
Founded the publishing house
cf C. L. Webster & Co. in 1884,
failure of which involved him in
Some of his best-kuown books
arc "The Innocents Abroad"
(1869), "The Prince and the
Pauper" (1880), "The Adven
tures of Huckleberry Finn"
(1885). "Articles on'Christian
Science" (1903) and "The $30,
000 Bequest" (1906).
Redding, Conn., Special.-Samuel
Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
died painlessly Thursday night of
He lapsed into coma at 3 p. m. and
never recovered consciousness. It
was the end of a man worn out by
grief and acute-agony of body.
Angina pectoris is a paroxysmal
affection of the chest of baffling and
obscure origin, characterized by se
vere pain, faintness and deep depres
sion of the spirits. The pain is se
vere and of an oppressive, crushing or
stabbing character. The attaoks pro
gress in frequency and. severity, with
uncertain intermissions, sometimes of
long duration, to a fatal termination.
Mark Twain did riot die in anguish.
Sedatives soothed his pain, but in his
moments of consciousness the mental
depression persisted. On the way up
from Bermuda'h? said to Mr. Paine,
who had been his constant companion
"This is a bad job"; we'll never
pull through with it."
On shore once more and longing
for the serenity of the New England
hills, he took heart and said to those
who noted his enfeeblement in sor
row: "Give me a breath of Redding
air once more and this will pass.
But it did not pass, and tired of body
and weary of spirit, the old warrior
against shams and snobs said faintly
to his nurses :
"Why do you fight to keep me
alive? Two days of life are as good
to me as four."
It is certain to be recalled that
Mark Twain was for more than 50
years an inveterate smoker and the
first conjecture of the layman would
be that he had weakened his heart by
overindulgence in tobacco. Dr. Hai
say said that he was unable to pred
icate, that the angina pectoris was in
any way a sequel of nicotine poison
ing. Some constitutions, he said,
seem immune from the effects of to
bacco, Mr. Clemens' being one of
them. Yet it is true that since his
illness began the doctors had cut
down Mark Twain's daily allowance
of 2 cigars and countless pipes to
No deprivation was a greater sor
row to him. He tried to smoke on
the steamer while returning from
Bermuda and only gave it up because
he was too feeble to draw bis pipe.
Humorist's Last Home.
Where Mark Twain chose to spend
his declining years was the first out
post of Methodism in New England,
and it was among the hills of Redding
that Gen. Israel Putnam, of Revolu
tionary fame, mustered his spare
ranks. Putnam Park now encloses
the memory of his camp.
Mark Twain first heard of it at the
dinner given him on his seventieth
birthday when a fellow guest, who
lived there, mentioned its beauties
and added that there was a vacant
house adjoining his own.
"I think you may buy that old
house for me," said Mark Twain.
Sherwood Place was the delectable
name of that old house, and where it
stood Mark Twain reared the wbite
walls of the Italian villa he first
named Innocence at Home, but a
first experience of what a New Eng
land winter storm can be in its
whitest fury quickly caused him to
christen it anew Stormfleld.
The house has been thus describ
ed by Albert Bigelow Paine: "Set
on a fair 'hillside, with such a green
slope below, such a view outspread
across the valley as made one catch
his breath a little when he first turn
ed" to look at it. A trout stream flowsi
through one of the meadows. There
are apple trees and grey stone walls.
_, J . ? . ..
Through these lanes the Innocent
it Home loved to wander in his white
flannels for homely gossip with the
aeighbors. They remember him best
is one who above all things loved a
food listener, for Mark was a mighty
lalker, stored with fairy tales for
?he little maids he adored, and racier,
ruder speech for more stalwart, mas
mline ears. It is a legend that he
tras vastly proud of his famous mop
)f white hair, and used to spend the
pains of a court lady in getting it to
lust the proper stage of artistic dis
Two Deaths as Blows.
Last summer the walks began to
falter, last fall they ceased for good.
The death of H. H. Rogers, a close
friend, was a severe blow.
The death of his daughter, who
ivas seized with an attack of epilepsy
last fall while in her bath, was an
idded blow from which he never re
:overed. It was then that the pains
in the heart began. Mark Twain
lied truly as can be said of any man
jf a broken heart.
Last Literary Work.
The last bit of literary work he
lid was a chapter of his unfinished
autobiography describing his daugh
?er Jean's death. He sought diver
don in Bermuda, where he was the
ruest of the American Vice-Consul,
William Allen, whose young daughter
Selen acted as a manuensis for what
few letters he cared to dictate.
His winter was gay, but not happy.
When he heard of the successive deaths
)f his two friends-William Laffan,
Df the Sun, and R. W. Gilder, editor
)f the Century-he said sadly:
!iHow fortunate 'they are; no good
fortune of that kind ever comes to
Life had no future allurments for
nm. Mr. Paine said that thc book
\iark Twain took up from the cover
,et beside him when he asked for his
?lasses was Carlyle's " " History of
:he French Revolution," his insepar
able companion and greatest favorite.
The body cf 'Samuel Langhorne
Clemens was laid to rest at Elmira,
N". Y., where lie already his wife, his
two daughters-Susan and Jean
and his infant son Langhorne.
Sketch cf Mark Twain's Life.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Amer
ica's foremost humorist, and known
the world over as Mark Twain, was
born in the little town bf Hannibal,
Mo., on November 30, 1835, His
father, John Marshall Clemens, came
from an old Virginia family.
Here he attended the little school,
but not being of a very studious dis
position, he learned far more from
sontact with the rough companions
whom he immortalized in later years
as "Huckleberry Finn" and 11 Ton
Sawyer" and others of their lypc.
At the age of twelve his meagre school
education was brought to a sudden
close by the death of his fat!?er-.
His older brother. Arion S. Clem
ens, was the proprietor of a printing
shop in the village, and young Sam
Clemens began his journalistic career
there as a "printer's devil." in thc
course of a few years be learned the
trade as a. compositor, and in 1853
he left his native town and began
a wandering existence. He returned
home in . few years in rather
The life of a steamboat pilct had
always appealed to his youthful imag
ination, and now that he had grown
to manhood he resolved to realize his
At the outbreak of the Civil War
steamboating came to a standstill,
and young Clemens enlisted, in the
Confederate army. A soldier's life,
however, was not to his liking, and
after a few weeks' service he joined
his brother Arion, who had received
an appointment as secretary of the
Territory of/ Nevada. He acted as
secretary to his brother.
. In 18G2 he began his first regular
literary work on the staff of the Vir
ginia City Enterprise. These artic
les he signed with tho norn de plume
"Mark Twain," which he had heard
sung out on the Mississippi steamers
to let the pilot know that the sound
ing showed two fathoms of water.
He resigned his post." ton in Virginia
City and went to California, where
he worked on the Sacramento Union
but after a brief period he left his
deck and went to Hawaii to write ur
the sugar interests.
In March of 1867 Twain published
his first book, "The Jumping Frog
of Calaveras County." It attraciec
the attention, however, of the editoi
of the At?a Californian, who sen!
the author out as a newspaper corres
pondent on a steamship excursion oJ
Southern Europe and the Orient.
It was on his trip in the Mediter
ranean that Mark Twain met Olivii
L. Langdon, of Elmira, N. Y. TheA
fell in love with each other and ir
1870 were married. Their mamet
life was one of perfect harmony, anc
four children blessed their union.
Mr. Clemens resided in Buffalo fo:
a year after his marriage, aud wai
nominally the editor of the Buffah
Express. In 1871 he joined the. lit
erary colony at Hartford, Conn,
where bp lived for a great many year
and where he did the greater part o:
the working that has made his nam?
As an after dinner speaker he was
always in demand, and in his uniqu*
costume of white flannels he made t
striking appearance. He was alway?
ready with a joke, and his "onderfu
personality made him an attraction ot
The quaint philosopher of the char
acters he created in his works woulc
never cause any one to suspect thf
trials and tribulations he had under
gone. He always faced the woric
with a smile, and may safely be saic
to have created more smiles'than an\
On the occasion of his last visit tc
the national capital, which was ir
December, Mark Twain appeared ir
the halls of Congress on a cold win
ter's day, dressed in a suit of crearr
colored flannel ^When asked whj
he was wearing white on Buch a day
the aged humorist replied:
"This is not a suit. It is a uni
form; it is the uniform of the Ameri
can Association cf Purity and Per
fection, of which I am president, sec
reary and treasurer, and the only mar
in the United States eligible foi
MARK TWAIN'S FUNERAL
The Beloved Humorist Rests
Under Flowers at Elmira
Now York, Special.-Saturday
Mark Twain's body was removed
from Stormfield. It now rests in
God's Acre beside those whom he
"loved long since and lost awhile."
Funeral services were held in the
?rick Presbyterian Church here, by
Dr. Henry A. Vandyke, professor of
English literature at Princeton Uni
versity, Saturday afternoon.
In his address Dr. Vandyke said,
in part :
"This is not the place nor the time
for an eulogy of the famous writer,
the honored and representative Amer
ican. Here we are all of us simply
human. The louch of grief is upon
us. We think- of Mark Twain not as
the celobrity, but the man whom we
knew and loved.
"Those who knew his work as a
whole, know that under the latent
and irresponsible humor which was
his gift, there was foundation of seri
ous thought and noble affections, and
desires. The mark of his higher hu
mor is that it does not laugh at the
weak, the helpless, the true, the in
nocent-only at the false, the vain,
"Mark Twain laughed many of the
world's false claimants out of court
and entangled many of the world's
false'wits in the net of ridicule. He
touched the absurdities of life with
not unkindly mockery and made us
feel somehow thc infinite pathos of
life's realities. No one can say that
he ever failed to reverence the purity,
the frank, joyful, genuine nature of
little children, of whom Christ has
said, 'Of such is the kingdom of
The shiuing rosewood coffin stcod
upon a baggage truck in the glaring
sunlight On the cover was a silver
plate inscribed: "Samuel Lang
horne Clemens (Mark Twain) 1910."
Above the plate lay a wreath of
mountain laurel, emblem of immor
tality, picked in the Tamarack hills,
Dan Beard, old friend] and neighbor,
who illustrated many of his books,
had stumbled over the "rocks and roots
in the dark to pluck them the night
before and had sat up into the small
hours to weave them with his own
The train began to draw into the
station and as it gathered way a far
mer on the platform said soberly:
"There goes a man the country knew
as well as George Washington."
Old Katie, the housekeeper, sat in
a corner and wept. "I made him
comfortable," she said, "just before
he sank to rest. The nurses could
not please him but he rested when I
eased him, and he said: "Thank
you, Katie, you do everything just
right." The day before he had Miss
Clara in his room to sing, "Flow
Gently, Sweetly Avon." He asked
for her and she sang the old school
ballad for him. He took real pride
in his daughter's voice.
Elmira, N. Y., Special.-Under a
tent on the grassy slope of the Lang
don'plot in Woodlwan cemetery, with
rain beating fiercely against the can
vas cover, a little group of mourners
silently watched Sunday as the body
of Samuel L. Clemens was lowered
into an evergreen-lined grave beside
the bodies of his wife and children.
Rev. Samuel E. Eastman, a close
friend of the late humorist, conducted
a brief and simple service and Mark
Twain's final pilgrimage was at an
Services had previously been held
at the residence of General Charles
J. Langdon, where forty years ago
Mark Twain married the general's
sister. In keeping with Mr. Clemens'
wishes the ceremony was simple.
There was no music, no honorary
pallbearers-just the brief address
and prayer by Dr. Eastman.
Great Missionary Oongress.
Chicago, Speciaal.-The National
Missionary Congress, which is to be
held in Chicago May 2-6, under the
direction of the National Laymen's
Missionary Movement, will be the
culminating feature of the three-fold
missionary convention campaign
which the Laymen's Movement has
held in the United States during the
past fev months.
Mississippi Primary Worthless.
Washington, Special. -Governor
Noel, of Mississippi, who is in Wash
ington, declares that the proposed
primary election agreement between
Senator Leroy Percy and former Gov
ernor Vardaman, his defeated oppo
nent, to test the confidence of the
people on the action of the legislature,
which absolved friends of the former
of charges of bribery in the senatorial
election, was against the law of Miss
issippi, that the party participating
in such a primary could have no safe
guard uuder the law and that the re
sult of such a primary would be
Parisians Welcome Great American.
Paris, By Cable.-No reigning sov
ereign ever received a more enthusi
astic welcome to Paris than did Theo
dore Roosevelt. He was greeted by
the representatives of the President
of the republic and the Cabinet,
American Ambassador Bacon, M.
Jusserand, the French ambassador at
Washington, and a great concourse of
people which the cordon of troops
surrounding the railway train had
difficulty in holding in check.
National D. A R. Closes.
Washington, Special.-With an
animated discussion of "State's
rights" as its finale, the sessions of
the National Society of the Daughters
of the American Revolution passed
into history Saturday. As the cur
tain was rung down on the closing
session the delegates refused, as
they did on Thursday, and at vari
ous preceding conventions to amend ?
their constitution so as to f.uthorize
the election of State regents and
State vice regents to be held in their
respective States or Territories.
PORK TAKES A BIG DROP
forty Per Cent Off Account
Pittsburg, Special-A drop of 40
;ents a hundredweight in the price of
iive hogs at the Union Stock Yards
was an incident in. the course of the
market, which .bas been falling tor
The high record mada less than a
month ago - was $11.85, and Thurs
day's best price was $9.40.
The fall in the price is said to he
due to lessened consumption.
Banks Increase Capital
North Carolina.--Apex, People's
Bank, $25,000; Raleigh, Commercial
National Bank will increase capitai
from $100,000 to $300,000; Raleigh,
'Raleigh Savings Bank and Trust Co.,
South Carolina.-Aiken, Aiken Sav
ings Bank and Trusj; Company, $50,
000; Greenwood, People's Bank, $50,
000; Hartsville, People's Bank, $25,
000; Laurens, Home Trust Company,
$50,000; Newberry, Farmers' Bank,
$100,000; Orangeburg, Farmers' Un
ion Trust Company, $100,000; Wag
?er, Bank of Wagner has increased
capital to $25,000.
Virginia.-Castlewood, Merchants '
and Farmers' Bank, $25,000; Dan
ville, Virginia State Bank, $50,000;
Emporia, Planters' National Bank,
$25,000; Hoathsville, Bank of North
Cumberland, ' $25,000; Richmond,
American National Bank, capital in
creased from $400,000 to $500,000.
Charge Appointments to States.
Washington, Special.-All appoint
ments authorized by executive order,
act of Congress or otherwise without
examination to positions in the com
petitive classified civil service in
Washington in the future will be
charged to the apportionment requir
ed by the Civil Sendee act among
the various States and Territories.
This decision has been reached hy the
Civil Service Commission and places
such appointees, as far as apportion
ment is concerned, on the same place
as those who enter the service through
Meeting Board Church Extension.
Louisville, Special.-The annual
meeting of the Board of Church Ex
tension of the Methodist Church,
South, was called to order here Wed
nesday morning with many of the
highest officials of this denomination
present. Every bishop of the South
ern Methodist Church was expected
to be in attendance for the meetings,
which are both deliberative and ex
ecutive, and which will determine the
appropriations for the coming year.
The board will have $220,000 to ap
propriate among 200 churches.
Negro ^??ighwaynien Rob Oar.
Atlanta,. Ga., Special.-At the end
of the Druid Hill street car line, a
lonely spot in the outlying section of
one of Atlanta's residential suburbs,
three negro highwaymen Saturday
night shot and killed Motorman S. T.
Brown and after robbing Conductor
W. H. Bryson of $35, fatally shot
him in the back and made their es
cape into the nearby woods.
Fire Wreaks Sorrow and Distress.
Lake Charles, La., Special.-Fan
ned by a high wind, a fire which
broke out here Saturday afternoon,
swept over twenty or more blocks of
the city, destroying several hundred
buildings and resulting in a property
loss estimated at about $3,000,000.
Two thousand persons have been ren
Arbitrators Disagree on Member.
Washington, Special.-J. S. B.
Thompson and J. J. Dermody, the ar
bitrators respectively for the South
ern Railway and the Order of Rail
road Telegraphers, have notified
Chairman Knapp and Dr. Neill, me
diators under the Erdman Act, that
they are unable to agree upon the
third arbitrator of the controversy.
The mediators will select the third
Spanish Dancer Charmed Council.
Tampa, Fla., Special.-Following a
scathing denunciation of Mayor F. L.
Wing and the chief of police at last
regular session of council for permit
ting women to disport themselves in
dance halls in Ybor City in the nude,
a special meeting was held at which
the mayor and police chief were both
scathingly arraigned. Resolutions
characterizing their service as incom
petent and dereliction of duty were
passed. The particular case com
plained of was that of a Spanish dan
cer whose performances were wit
nessed by members of the council.
Ohio Valley Exposition.
Cincinnati, O,, Special-Among
the notable.features of the Ohio Val
ley Exposition, which is to be given
in Cincinnati, August 29 to Septem
ber 24, will be exhibits from the vari
ous Southern States, exploiting and
advertising the Scnth and its resour
ces. This work of assembling exhib
its has been put in the hands of the
industrial agents of the railroads,
south of the Ohio and Potomac rivers
and east of the Mississippi river.
Bridgegroom Acquitted of Murder.
Camilla, Ga., Special-M. C. Huey,
.Jr., on trial for the alleged murder,'
in November last, of his father-in
law, T. J. Sellers, within an hour af
ter Huey married the 14-year-old
daughter of Sellers was acquitted.
The father of the youthful bride
left church to pursue, when he heard
the young man had eloped with his
daughter. He overtook the couple, j
but no one save the bride saw the fa-'
tal fight that followed. Mrs. Huey
has been residing with her husband's
people since the tragedy.
NO NEED FOR WARS
Secretary Knox Favors Court
cf Arbitral Justice
WHERE ALL NATIONS COULD GO
OB Aflpeid For Settlement of Their
of Nations-Court Will be Estab
lished Before Hague Conference.
Washington, Special.-Ultimate dis
armament of the nations of the world
is practicable, in the opinion of Sec
retary Knox. He believes the estab
lishment of a court of arbitral jus
tice, to which the nations of the
world may appeal for the settle
ment of their controversies, will
have the effect of not merely re
ducing armament, but ultimately of
rendering large armaments unneces
Secretary Knox is unwilling to go
into details as to the progress made
toward the establishment of such a
court, but it is known that reports so
far received justify the expectation
that A court of arbitral justice will be
established before the meeting of the
next conference at The Hague in
Horrible Murder Trial.
New York, Special.-No prisoner
on trial for his life in the New York
courts is ever remembered to have
faced such an array of hostile facts
and heartrending testimony with
such stolid indifference as did Albert
Wolter Wednesday when confronted
with the charred fragments of th?
body that once was Ruth Wheeler,
whom he is charged with luring to her
death in his flat not a month ago.
Philip O'Hanlon, a coroner's phy
sician, testified that Ruth Wheeler
had been attacked before she was
murdered and that there was still life
in her body when it had been soaked
with kerosene, jammed up the chim
ney of Wolfer's flat and set afire. He
had found human hair not her own
adhering to the burned fingers.
Therefore he knew she had fought for
her honor. There was soov. in the
lungs. A corpse does not breathe.
Therefore he knew a living and still
sentient body had inhaled smoke and
New York, Special.-Albert Wol
ter, a degenerate youth of 19 years,
who gloated over lewd pictures and
was "crazy" about women, must die
in the electric chair for the murder
of Ruth Wheeler, a pretty 15-year-old
stenographer. After only one hour
and fifty minutes of deliberation a
jury in the court of special sessions
found bim guilty of murder in the
first degree Friday night, bringing
to a close a trial marked by its swift
movement and its testimony of hor
New York, Special.-President F.
N. Hoffstot, of the Pressed Steel Car
Company was arrested Wednesday by
detectives on ? warrant issued in
Pittsburg, charging him with conspir
acy to cause the city council of Pitts
burg to be bribed. On a writ of ha
beas corpus, he was taken before
United States Judge Holt, where the
hearing on the writ was adjourned
until Friday afternoon and Hoffstot.t
was released on furnishing $10,000
Big Cotton Firm Fails.
Decatur, Ala.. Special.-The cotton
firm of Knight, Yancey & Co., one of
the largest concerns of the kind in
the South,( having offices in Decatur,
Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham and
other cities, went into voluntary bank
ruptcy Wednesday. The liabilities
are said to be in the neighborhood of
Rich Girl Marries American.
New York, Special.-Miss Marjorie
Gwynne Gould, eldcfct daughter of
George J. Gould, and one of the rich
est and most attractive girls in
America, is the bride of an American.
In a heavy downpour of rain she was
married Wednesday afternoon to An
thony J. Drexel, Jr., of Philadelphia,
forming an alliance between two of
the wealthiest families in the laud.
Noorer and Adams Argue.
Washington, Special.-An alleged
infringement of the rights of negroei
in the South came before the Su
preme Court of the United States
in an indirect way Wednesday, when
argument of the""Pink" Franklin
murder case was begun.
First Grafter Found Guilty.
Pittsburg, Special-Guilty as in
dicted with a recommendation for
mercy from the court was the verdict
returned in the case of Former Coun
cilman M. L. Swift, Jr., the first of
the victims of the graft scandal to
be put on trial on charge of bribery.
"Got the Bull by the Horns."
Greenville, S. C., Special-Presi- ?
dent L. W. Parker, of the American |
Cotton Manufacturers' Association, I
has given out the following statement 1
concerning the move of Attorney 1
General Wicker6ham against the al- j
leged Hayne-Brown bull pool. "I
think it is most unfortunate that the 1
government should intervene in the 1
effort to protect those who have sold
beyond their possession.
Conductor Prevents Fatal Wreck.
Bessemer City, N. C., Special.
What came perilously near being one
of the most fearful wrecks in the his
tory of the Southern Railway occur
red at the Hendrix crossing, two
miles east of Bessemer City Friday
morning when No. 29, a heavily-load
ed through passenger train was de
railed, four coaches leaving the track.
A horrible loss of life was prevented
by the alertness and prompt action of
the conductor who threw on the
emergency brakes. A defective rail
is supposed to have been the cause.
SOUTH CAROLINA AFFAIRS
The Cream of News Items Gathered
From All Over South Carolina
as? Boded Down.
The Inspectors and Commissioners.
The International Association of
Factory Inspectors and the Interna
tional Association of Labor Commis
sioners will m?et in Columbia on Au
gust 25 and 26. Over 500 delegates
wi? be in attendance from all States
in this country and several foreign
countries will be represented. It has
been finally settled that the two asso
ciations will convene in Hendersoo
ville, N. C., on the afternoon of Au?
gust 22. There will be a session of
two days of the associations at that
place. The associations will then be
conveyed to Columbia for the re
maainder of the session. A special
train will be secured for the dele
Preparations are being made to en
tertain the two associations at a ban
quet to be held in Greenville during
the week of August 22. The textile
plants of the Piedmont will be in
Old Rates Restored on Cotton.
South Carolina cotton shippers are
affected by an opinion handed down
by the Inter-State commerce commis
sion Saturday in the case of Alexan
der Sprunt & Son, of Wilmington, N.
C., against the Seaboard Air Line
Finding that many of its through
rates on cotton to Wilmington, N.
C., exceeded the sum of the local
rates from the territory of Colum
bia, S. C., the defendant made ?
general readjustment involving sub
stantial increases from North and
Ola, S. C., among other points. With
in six"weeks the former rates, which
had been in effect for many years,
Citadel Cadets at Greenwood.
Preparations are hoing made for
the encampment of the Citadel cadets
which is to be held at Greenwood
from June 1 to June 12. The en
campment, will be the largest ever
held by the school. There will be
218 boys to attend. It has been de
cided by the adjutant, general to use
the band of the Citadel during the
coming summer for the encampment
of the First and Second Regiments
in place of a civilian band.
The Great Electric Railway.
Definite announcement is made at
Greenville that immediately upon
completion of the preliminary sur
veys of the Anderson-Greenville
Spartanburg electric railroad, the
corps of engineers under Maj. Lee
will make surveys between Belton
and Abbeville and between Belton
and Greenwood with a view of ex
tending the company's great trolley
system to one or the other of those
Governor Invited to New York.
Gov. Ansel has received an urgent
invitation to attend a banquet in
New York city on May 5, when the
International Exposition which is to
be held in that city in 1913 will be
formally launched. There will be
over 600 attend the banquet. The
banquet will be given by Mayor Gay
nor of New York.
Congressman's Son Left Train.
Barnwell Aiken, the 17-year-old son
of Congressman Wyatt Aiken, of
Abbeville, disappeared from the ?
sleeper of the train while with his \
father and secretary he was traveling j
to Washington. The disappearance ?
?ccurred Thursday .morning while th( J
train was at Richmond. i
Mad Dogs Bite Many.
Over forty victims of worthless
curs are being treated in the newt}
established State pasteur institute
at the University of South Carolina
under the direction of Dr. A. Coward,
who is thereby made one of the hard
est worked physicians in Columbia.
Col. Armstrong Going to Eingstree.
Col. James Armstrong has accept
ed an invitation by the Daughters
of the Confederacy to deliver the ad
dress at the unveiling of the Confed
erate monument at Kinstree.
Aiken Wants Encampment.
An invitation has been extended
both the 1st and 2d regiments to
encamp at Aiken this summer.
South Carolina Banks Prosperous.
The banks of the State are in a
prosperous condition and a compara
tive statement by Giles L. Wilson,
the State bank examiner, shows that
14 new banks have commenced busi
ness in South Carolina since No
vember 16, 1909. The resources of
the 250 banks of the State on March
24 was * $61,162,510.72. This shows
m increase of over $9,000,000 in the
resources. The total individual de
posits show increase over $8,000,000.
In the Supreme Court.
In the case of C. M. Sullivan
igainst the Charleston and Western
karolina Railway the appellant re
.overed $12,500 damages for alleged
injury, caused by the breaking of the
jack " of the seat he sat in while a
aassenger on the road's train. The
njury was most unusual, according
:o the record, for thc plaintiff is said
o have been paralyzed from the fall
ind otherwise injured. The accident
jccurred near Anderson. The Su
pr?me Court affirms.
Before insuring elsewhen
Old Line Companies.
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THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carved
From the Whole Country. v
Because J. J. Keon, a Socialist lead
er, refused to pay a poll tax of $1.50
he began a sentence of six months'
imprisonment at Grafton, 111.
A large steel safe containing dia
monds, jewelry, and money estimated
at more than $50,000 has been locat
ed in the Gulf in twenty feet of water
and buried deep in the sand at Gal
Stirred to .a deep fear by predic
tions from some of their prophets that
dire results will attend the appearance
of Halley's comet, many of the negro
population of Guydan, La., section
are holding nightly prayer meetings
to ask for safety.
William Jennings Bryan and Presi
dent Taft spent->more than an hour
together at the White House Tues
A bill authorizing the president to
make withdrawals of public lands for
purposes of conservation was passed
by thc house.
For the first time in fifty years the
Madison county, N. C., jail is without
a single prisoner.
President Taft is utterly opposed to
the principle of the boycott, and that
will be the attitude of his adminis
tration so far as he can control it.
A new record price for a painting
sold at public auction in this country^
was established at the Yerkes sales,
New York, when $137,000 was paid
.'or Franz Hals' "Portrait of a Wo
man." In all 59 pictures Avere sold,
fetching $595,250, making the total
to date $1,526,250. This also is a
new record, as it betters the proceeds
from the entire Mary J. Morgan col
lection which brought about $1,500,
"Conservation of child life" and
"compulsory education" were the
battle cries sounded at the first
session of the Southern Textile Con
ference, at Memphis, Tenn.
Canada may be asked to send one
of her statesmen to arbitrate a dis
pute of long standing between the
United States and Mexico, involving
the division of valuable lands which
now include a part of the city of El
A dispatch from Prague says that
the twin sisters Blazek, known as
the successors of th? famous
Siamese twins, recently entered a hos
pital there, where Woss, one of the
sisters, became the mother of a fine
The chapel sendees of Marietta,
O., College broke up in disorder Sat
urday, following the appearance of tho
junior class in costumes burlesquing
the caps and gowns of the seniors.
President Perry suspended the entire
With 60 clowns in makeup looking
on, with circus paraphernalia. all
about and the sawdust under foot,
Frances Macginley, of Chicago, be
came Mrs. Hairy La Pearl in Madi
son Square Garden. The bride was
the only one present not in custome.
The prices of rubber goods of all
description will advance approximate
ly 10 per cent, according to an an
nouncement made by the United
States Rubber company. The reason
assigned by the corporation is the in
creased cost of the raw material.
Mexicans are greatly excited over
the appearance of Halley's corxet.
Upon some plantations the laborers
cannot be induced to work on account
of the end which they believe is near
at hand, and crops are suffering.
Whether the fact that a wife is ad
dicted to the habit of chewing tobac
co is cruel treatment of the husband
within the meaning of the statue is a
question that will be decided' by
Judge Lefler when the divorce ease of
John W. Hefferline against bis" wife,
Georgia, is called in circuit court, at
The Bankers' Trust Co. building in
New York is to be 39 stories, the
entire height of the building will he
windowless tower 94 feet high. The
539 feet from curb to top of tower.
The front will be of granite, orna
mented with Ionic columns from the
second to the fourth floors.
Just a few hours after eating two
small iee cream cones little W. T.
Ward, Jr., of Atlanta, fell into a
stunor and died.from convulsions..
With no mention in the intenption
of the fact that he was at one lime
president of the United ?ilutes, but
reading merely: "Grover Cleveland,
born Caldwell, N. J., March V?. 1837,
died Princeton, N. ,1., June 24, 1908,"
a monument to the memory cf ex
President Grover Cleveland is com
pleted on his grave
The balloon Oelitzsch, belonging to
the Bitterfield Aero Club, Berlin, was
struck by lightning during, a dolent
storm and the four occupants were
The indoor rifle shooting team
championship of the United States
was Avon by the Rocky Mountain Rifle
club of Butte, Mont. This club and
the Winchester Rod and Gun club of
New Haven, Conn., were tied for first
place in the 12-week shoot, and in the
deciding contest last week, the Rocky
No standardization system 'for the
apple crop of the United States,
which fluctuates annuallly from 26,
000,000 to 68,000,000 barrels, will be
provided during the present session
f & BYRD
?. We^represent thc Best
Bank of Edgefield