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Expenses of President
(DREW $25,000 ALLOWANCE
&ply Grieved by Suggested R^lec
. on Southern Hospitality Dem
ocratic Congressmen Object to Nsw
Appropriation For Expenses Becom
ing Immediately Available.
Washington, Special..- President
i's traveling expenses and the
that he had overdrawn his al
ice of $25,000 a year voted by
w "ess led to acrimonious debate
the house Thursday and a refusal
permit him to use the next year's
swanee to meet the deficiency.
reported from the house com
ittee on appropriations the items of
15,000 for the fiscal year beginning
inly 1, next, would have become "im
' it ely available" except for the
ts of Democratic members. The
"immediately available'' were
ly stricken out by the action -of
Mann (DI.), the occupant of the
r, in sustaining a f?int of order
by Mr. Macon (Ark), a Demo
It was.the .Western and South
trip made last fall that exhausted
White House traveling fund. Dur
lg the debate Chairman Tawney, in
rge of the bill, criticised Southern
loerats fox their attitude in ?bject
to an appropriation to defray the
iae of-a trip on which they had
the president 's guests. Mr. Hard
(Ga), drew from Mr. Tawney the
Imission that Secretary Carpenter
furnished him a list of names of
democrats who had accepted the
In connection with the use of such
?es. Mr. Burtlett' (Ga.), charged
[that "the president has violated both
[the rules of hospitality and of decent
^ The. president, Mr. Tawney said,
[had made his. trip through thc West
land South at the invitation of sena
tors, governors of States and civic
'This trip," Mr. Tawney said,
"was not made for his own pleasure.
Congress was in session when delega
tion after delegation from the house,
?rom the senate and from the differ
??nt States visited him urging him to
?make this trip."
At that time, Mr. Tawney said,
there was no appropriation to meet
the traveling expensen.
Washington, Special.-"In all my
experience, and I have enjoyed the
j hospitality of many sections and
F-countries of the world, I never had a
.more cordial, generous or open and
lavish" welcome than I had in the
Southern States during my trip, and
? the slightest hint that puts me in the
atitude of a critic of that hospitality
; gives me great pain."
This in part is the manner ir.
which President Taft Friday ia
latter to Chairman Tawney of the
House committee on appropriations
deeply resented criticisms passed by
Democrats in the debate in the Honse
Thursday upon the traveling expenses
of the President.
The President says he is escpeeially
distressed by "suggested reflection on
Onion Veteran "Sat Down On."
Freeport, 111., Special.-At an ex
ecutive session of the department of
Illinois, G. A. R., here Thursday, a
. resolution of Col Jasper P. Darling
Columbia post, Chicago, calling upon
the president to take such steps as
may seem best to remove the staiue
of Gen. Robert E. Lee from the na*
lion's hall of fame at Washington
and to return it to the care and cus
tody of the State of Virginia was
kid on the table as ill-advised.
Prisoners Cht iv Style.
Columbus, Ohio, Special.-One hun
dred prisoners, from murderers to
burglars, went on a strike at the
Ohio penitentiary and refused to work
because they thought that they were
being fed condemned meat.
The strikers were placed in solitary
The officials deny that the prison
ers are being given condemned meat.
Compared Lee to Benedict Arnold.
Freeport, 111., Special.-Inveighing
against the placing of the statue of
Gen. Robert , E. Lee in the hall of
fame in Washington, Col. Jasper T.
Darling, past commander of Colum
bia post, G A. R., Chicago, address
ed the initial campfire of the State
encampment of the Illinois G. A. R.
~ compared Robert E. Lee to Bene
ict Arnold and prophesied that the
acceptance of the statute of the Con
I federate leader would be a step to
wards pensioning Confederate soldiers
and opening the way to the federal
government assuming the burden of
Confederate war bonds.
Pugilistic Performance Will Caine Ort
San Francisco, Special.-rTh* police
committee of the board of supervisors
have recommended that a permit be
granted the Broadway Athletic Club
to hold a boxing contest in this city
on July 4 .
Representatives of the Church Fed
eration were prevent and protested
against the recommendation, the
Jeffries-Johnson fight will be held un
der the auspices of the Broadway
Little Rock, Special.--In the opin
ion of Dr. W. D. Hunter, entomologist
Of the United States Deportment of
Agriculture, the boll weevil will have
invaded the entire cotton belt within
the coming 15 years.
Organization Escaped Prisoners Now.
Rome, Ga., Special.--The 22nd es
cape from the county1 jail within thc
preaent year was made Tuesoay
morning- when Ava white prisoner*
**4 teator r*d.
"BY THIS SIGN CONQUER,"
Sunday School Children in Uni
form Parade and Sing.
"Washington, Special.-Children took
the principal part in the closing ses
sion of the sixth Convention of the
World's Sunday-school Association.
Dressed in costumes of mest of the
nations of the world, rad carrying
the flags of those countries, preceded
by the ..conquest flag," which hears
a cross and the words "by this sign
conquer," a long line of them filled
the front of the big platform and
later marched through the aisles of
the immense hall singing.
The next Convention will meet in
Geneva, Switzerland, in 1913. The
month and date will he determined
later by the executive committee.
The committee on resolutions pre
sented a report, which was unani
mously adopted by the Convention,
declaring for a campaign of evangeli
sation in the Roman Catholic coun
tries; for civic purity; for universal
peace and expressing the conviction
that Sunday-school influences are re
sponsible for the wave of prohibition
which has swept some sections of the
Boys Lost to Church.
per cent, of all the boys over 13 years
in the Protestant Sunday schools of
the United States are lost to the
.liureh and never make professions
of faith. Such a statement, spoken
by Eugene C. Foster of Detroit, in
one of the workers' conferences,
which followed the World's Sunday
School convention, astonished Sun
day school workers from all parts of
Killed When Looking at Comet.
Princeton, Ky., Special.-Lincoln
Oliver,.a well-,known farmer, of Cald
well county, was shot and seriously
wounded while standing in his yard
looking- at the comet.
Oliver was a leader in the^ Dark
Tobacco association and was concern
ed in. the suits recently filed at Pa
ducah. ' He was also a witness against
the alleged night riders, tried a few
weeks ago at Hopkin s ville.
WiU That Stop the Girls?
Washington, Special.-After con
sidering all sides of the controversy
which has arisen over the use of
shellac and other gums for coating
chocolates, the board of food and
drug inspection of the Department of
Agriculture has decided that the use
of shellac is not a proper proceeding
under the food and drug acts.
Good Man Falls.
Cleveland, Ohio, Special.-Chief of
P?Ece? - F* ederick Kohler, known
throughout the count ry as the "golden
rule" chief, and lauded by President
Roosevelt as the best chief of police
in the' country, was suspended by
Mavor Baehr on charges bf gross im
morality, habitual drunkenness and
disobedience of orders.
Aged Veterans Meet
. Houston, Texas, Special-Texan
Mexican War veterans Wednesday
met in reunion, with an attendance
of fo?uteen. Thursday will be spent
on the field of San Jacinto, where
General Sam Houston crushed Gen
eral Santa Anna, winning the in
dependence of Texas in 1836. Alonzo
Steel, sole survivor of the battle, and
ninety-three years old, is among those
Each Claimed Blackest Husband.
Valdosta, Ga., Special.-Sallie
Washington, colored, who cut her
neighbor, Letha King, to death with
a razor following an argument in
which each contended that her hus
band was thc "blackest" was con
victed of murder, the verdict carrying
ft life sentence.
Ko Law Aghast Buying Vote.
Chicago, Special.-Declaring there
if no Illinois statute regulating the
election of United States Senators
and arguing therefore, that there was
oo law violation if Lee O'Neal Browne,
as is. charged, paid Representative
White to vote for Wm. Lorimer, At
torney W. S. Forest continued efforts
here to have the bribery indictments
against Browne quashed.
Startling Testimony of Sugar Witness.
New York, Special-Oliver Spitzer,
former superintendent of docks of
the American Sugar Refining Com
pany in Williamsburg, (Brooklyn),
who recently was pardoned from the
penitentiary by President Taft, ex
plained Thursday why he did not con
fess during the trial which ended last
February with his being sentenced to
two years at Atlanta. Such a con
fession, he declared, on. the stand,
would "have carried him to a ceme
tery." ; In other words, he would
hae implicated a dead man-Henry
0. Havemeyer, late head of the Sugar
Greatest Man in the World.
London, By Cable.-The Daily Tel
egraph, in a long editorial eulogy of
Colonel Roosveelt, describes him as
the most powerful statesman in the
"His personality," says The Tele
graph, "is better known throughout
the globe than any other, except the
German emperor, and in some ways
he,is the stronger marked of the two,
and he could, if he pleased, become
the Warwick of American politics."
Great Men Honored.
Washington, D. C., Special.-Presi
dent Taft,.Mrs. Taft, Col. Theodore
Roosevelt, King George of England,
President Diaz, of Mexico, and Wm.
Jennings Bryan were made life mem
bers of the World's Sunday School
Association in the convention amid
scenes of great enthusiasm. For each
of those so honored $1,000 had to be
subscribed, and in the case of Colonel j
Roosevelt the chairman of the con-j
von-tion, by popular demandi limited
A MtortfiptiM M QM Arilftft . <
HIS TO RESCUE
Augusta Business Men Come
to Aid of Taft
OFFER TO PAY THE OVERDRAFT
Of $5,000 of the President's Traveling
Expenses Made hy Southerners
Taft Pleased at Evidence of Friend
liness-Cannot Accept Offer.
Washington, Special-A protest
against the action of certain Demo
cratic members of the Congress in
opposing the appropriation of $25,
000 for the President's traveling ex
penses, covering the President's last
Southern trip and an offer to make up
the deficiency, was telegraphed to
Speaker Cannon Saturday by the Au
gusta (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce
and Cotton Exchange and Georgia
Carolina Fair Association. The tele
gram announced that at a called meet
ing of the three organizations the fol
lowing memorial was ordered sent to
the Speaker, to be presented to the
House and to President Taft:
"Augusta, the winter home of
President Taft, stands indignant and
mortified at the action of certain
Democratic members of Congress in
defeating by technical objection the
proposition to make retroactive, so
as to cover all the expenses of his last
Southern trip, the appropriation of
$25,000 for the President's traveling
"At a joint meeting of the Cham
ber of Commerce, the Merchants'and
Manufacturers' Association, Cotton
Exchange and Board of Trade, and
the Georgia-Carolina Fair Associa
tion'held this day, it was unanimous
ly agreed that we respectfully tender
through you, to the government of the
United States the $5,000 necessary
to meet the deficiency of the Presi
dent's recent trans-continental trip
which did so much to cement the ties
between the different sections and
bring nation and the nation's Chief
Executive in closer touch and sympa
thy with each other."
The President could not possibly
accept the offer of the patriotic Geor
gians. He intends to pay out of his
own pocket his traveling expenses for
the remainder of the fiscal year.
These will amount to about $7,000 or
$8,000, as the President proposes to
make all tho visits planned by him be
tween now and the end of the year.
Two Brave American Boys.
Washington, Special.-After riding
on horseback most of the way across
the continent to meet Colonel Roose
velt on his arrival in New York,
Louie and Temple Abernathy, aged 9
and 6, respectively, sons of Jack Ab
ernathy, the wolf catcher and friend
of the former President, arrived here
Saturday night. They rodo from
Frederick, Md., Saturday, a distance
of 57 miles. Temple dropped off to
sleep the minute his head touched the.
pillow. While the little fellow was
curled up restfully under the white
covers, Louie talked of their trip.
"Temple and I," he said, "wanted
to see some of the animals sent from
Africa and we will go over to the
Smithsonian Institution to see if we
can have a look-at some of them."
When asked what he intended to
say to Mr. Roosevelt when he met
him in New York, Louie replied that
"it would depend on what Mr. Roose
velt said to them" and that he "could
not cross that fence until he came
President Taft received the two
Virginia Urged to Welcome Roosevelt.
Representative C. B. Slemp, cf the
Ninth Virginia District, and Republi
can State Chairman; is urging that
Virginia be represented In New York
City on June 18, when Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt is to be welcomed
Sub-Marine Boat Stays Down.
Calais, France, By Cable.-Another
French sub-marine, the Pluvi?se,
with all her crew aboard in thirty
fathoms of water, was sent to the bot
tom of the English channel Thurs
day afternoon by the 'cross-channel
steamer Pas Ne Calais, which, crowd
ed with passengers bound for Dover,
struck the partly submerged Pluvi?se
when about two miles from harbor.
Ought to Live Like Editors.
Chicago, Special.-On $70 a month
you cannot save money if you are
married; you cannot have joy rides;
you cannot go to theatres and you can
barely exist. Testimony to this ef
fect was given by witnesses before
the Federal Board of Arbitration, be
fore which the locomotive firemen and
enginemen employed on 47 railroads
are fighting for an increase of salary.
Baden Baden, Special.-Prof. Rob
ert Koch, the famous basteriologist,
died here from a disease of the heart.
He was born at Klausthal, Hanover,
December ll, 1843.
Increased Revenue on Tobacco.
Atlanta, Special-After July 1,
tobacco manufacturers in Georgia will
pay the government an increase of
from 17 to 60 cents in tax for every
1,000 cigarettes manufactured. They
will also pay an increase of from 6
to 8 cents per pound on smoking to
Internal Revenue Collector Rucker
has received information from the
department in regard to this increase.
Railroad Trunk Robber Caught.
New York, Special.-Martin Jacob
sky, alias Jackson, alias Bosky, who
is charged with having a part in a
series of trunk robberies in the South
ern States aggregating more than
$200,000, started for Richmond, Va.,
Thursday in charge of a railroad de
tective. Jacobsky Avas arrested last
Saturday and has been awaiting re
One of the indictments against
Jacob sky is for the alleged theft of
a trunk from the Chesapeake & Ohio
R*Ur??4 worth $9;g?g?
Aged White Man Guilty of WU
? ing Three Women
Savannah, Ga., Special.-Guilty of
the atrocious murder of his wife,
Mrs. Eliza Gribble and her daughter,
Mrs. Carrie Ohlander, here last De
cember, was the verdict returned
against J. C. Hunter, in Chatham
With the court room's silence
broken only by the sound of the voice
of Judge Charlton, the sentence of
death was pronounced and unless
saved by legal formalities the aged
prisoner will die on the gallows June
Looking steadily at the Judge with
his one remaining eye, Hunter,
shrivelled with age and hard usage,
and after the ordeal of the trial, ap
parently was as calm as any one else
jn the court room.
The murders for which Hunter is
under death sentence were conunitted
in the early afternoon of December
12, in a small frame two-story house
on Perry street. Mrs. Gribble's skull
was cruehed in with blows of a blunt
instrument. She was very old. Her
daughter, too, met death almost in
stantly from blows over the head.
Mrs. Hunter, the wife of the'eonvict
ed man, was not dead when a patrol
man pushed open the door of the
house on the terrible scene, but died
several days later in a hospital with
out regaining consciousness sufficient
ly to tell who struck her. She bab
bled of a "white man" who attacked
W. H. Walls, a white man,- Mrs.
Hunter's alleged lover, and John
Cooker, a negri, who are charged
with aiding Hunter, are prisoners. A
second negro who confessed the crime
was not held, his story being proven
Bribery Charges Stirs , Senator.
Washington, Special.^For iust
two hours Saturday Senator Lorimer
of Blinois stood in the Senate and
discussed the charges of bribery
made against him in connection with
his election to the Senate. He made
emphatic denial of all the allegations
and sought to turn the accusation of
wrong-doing upon The Chicago Tri
bune, in which paper the charges
were first printed.
Senator Lorimer declared that all
of the power of the city, county,
State and Federal administrations
under the leadership of Senator Hop
kins, Governor Deenen and Mayor
Busse, assembled into a misfit organ
ization, combined to destroy the or
ganization controlled hy / Lorimer,
with intent to give control to The
Are There Others ?
of the information that Congress
might pay the claims of heirs of Geo,
Washington, who contend that $305,
000 worth of land was- taken from
them without warrant of - law, has
brought out a new claimant to dis
puie their rights,,,
George M. Roberts, of Wellsville,
Ohio, has written the-following let
ter to the chairman of the House
Committee on Private Land Claims :
,"Observing that your committee is
about to award the $305,000 to the sup
posed heirs of George Washington,
1 forbid any such proceedings, for I
am the only heir to that land, and I
will prove it when I get the original
naoers from England, the papers that
John Paul Jones took in the river on
his first trip. I write this as a warn
ing, so that you will not spend the
people's money unnecessarily."
New York, Special.-Appropria
tions for more than $700,000 have
been made by the General Education
Board for the endowment of work of
various colleges and for agricultural
work in the South.
What Difference is There ?
Rockford, 111., Special.-After be
ing "dry" for a.year, 40 "model"
saloons have been licensed to begin
business in Rockford. The new ordi
nance regulating the traffic contain?
several novel features, including the
prohibition of treating.
It is also unlawful for a saloon
keeper to have a chair or a free lunch
.counter in his place.
The High Cost of Votes.
Springfield, 111., Special.-Senator
D. W. Holslaw, Saturday confessed
to State's attorney, "Burke, and later
to the grand jury that he voted for
William Lorimer for United State?
Senator and was paid therefor $2,
500 by State Senator John Broder
ick of Chicago._.
Don't strike Uncle. Sam's Boys.
Memphis, Tenn., Special.-A hun
dred and twenty-five dollars a punch
is what it costs to strike a mail car
rier in Memphis. At this ratio, J. W.
Fleece, a local business man was
fined $250 by Judge McCall in the
United States district court of an
assault committed several months ago.
Negro Sunday School Convention.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-One thous
and negroes, representing every State
in the Union attended the National
Baptist Sunday school Congress at
its annual session here. "We are
struggling to uplift the negro through
the Sunday school-and church by the
proper training of the children and
by discouraging loafing and substitut
ing industry, honesty and thrift,"
said the Rev. Dr. C. N. Clark, of
Nashville, Tenn., who presided.
Killed Her. Husband.
Henderson, Ky., Special.-B. W.
Eblen, a wealthy liveryman, was shot
and killed by his wife at their home
Saturday. The woman fired three
6hots into the body of ber husband,
one piercing his heart. She then
shot twice at Mattie White, a negro
woman, and beat her over the head
with the clubbed revolver, inflicting
injuries that are expected to cause
death. She then ^?ilt to jail rind
INTERESTING STATE NEWS
Column of Current Bve&ta Caught
in S very Count; From C$s?6.t?
Mountain Gap. w
More Time to Reflect.
Because be lashed an old woman?
who was in his employ, H. H. Brig
man, said to be a wealthy Marion
County farmer, will have to serve his
sentence in the State Penitentiary.
Governor Ansel has refused to grant
him a pardon. Brigman was con
victed during the present year in the
Marion County Courts and sentenced
to eighteen months in the Peniten
tiary on the charge of assault aftd
No Bible Riddle About This.
It has been known for several yean
that there was a colony of bees in th?
boxing of the Baptist Church build
ing at Johnston.
On Tuesday as Mr. Parish was pull
ing off a plank to get to the honey
the bees in an instant covered his
neck and head and stinging bim fear
fully, causing sueh pain that two
doctors were called to his relief. Mr.
Parish had, as he thought, protected
himself, but the angry bees found a
way to his body. About seventy-five
pounds of honey was found.
Freedom, Thy Name is Sweet.
Bob Jons has been dreaming of the
open fields and the bright summer
tints in the sky near his old home in
Edgefieid County, for this is the
month he expected to be back among
his own people. Twenty-four years
in jail and in the State Penitentiary
has made the word "freedom" the
sweetest in the English language to
Bob, and he is thinking just how it
would feel to be able once more to
be beyond the prison walls. But he
may yet be at the Penitentiary for
four months, unless pardoned er pa
roled by the governor.
Chickens Come Home to Roost.
Governor Ansel has under con
sideration the matter of whether" or
not he should honor.a requisition re
quested by the Governor of Tennes
see. Overshadowing the mere ques
tion as to the merits of the case there
is great interest to the public at
large not onlv in this State but
throughout the countrv in the fate
that last fall Governor Patterson of
Tennessee refused to honor a requisi
tion sent from this State for C. J.
Herbert, wanted in connection with
the Seminole scandal.
Th princapal feature of tho open
ing day's session of the second an
nual Convention of the Southern
Commercial Secretaries ' Association
at New Orleans was the address of
E. J. Watson, commissioner of ag^i
oulture of South Carolina, who
stressed the need of co-operation
among the secretaries in the upbuild
ing of the South. "What the South
needs," he said, "is people-white
Sign That Corn is Coming.
The fertilizer movement as shown
by the tag tax receipts will aggregate
$250,000 in receipts at the Treas
urer's office or about $43,000 more
than last year's receipts on the basis
of 25 per cent per ton. The tag
tax received to date is $212,505.03
which is $41,545.91 more than to the
corresponding date last year. The
figures for last year to March 29
"Brother Crafford" Will be There.
The committee to prepare the pro
gramme for the Conference of Gover
nors, which is to be held in Washing
ton during the month of December,
will meet in Frankfort, Ky., on June
16. The members of the committee
are Governor Ansel, Governor Wilson,
of Kentucky, and Governor Hadley,
Pin Money on 1-4 Acra.
Geo. W. Baker, one of Lancaster
county's model farmers, who uses
modern machinery and modern meth
ods of cultivation and raises every
thing possible on the farm, even to
fine mule colts, experimented with a
strawberry patch this year. On 14th
of an acre he gathered and sold over
$44 worth of berries, besides what
^ere used by bis family.
Killed Biri of Freedom.
At Saluda, a negro living on W.
W. Stone's place, killed an eagle,
which measured six feet, five inches
from tip to tip of its wings, Noth.
ing like it has ever been seen in this
community, and it is proving a great
Palmetto Tree Leaves.
William E. Hendrix, who is serving
a sentence of five years in the State
Penitentiary on the charge of bigamy
has been refused a pardon by Gov
ernor Ansel. Hendrix was convicted
in Richland County, at the Septem
ber term of Court iii 1907.
Brunson Wilson, a well known ne
gro laborer at the Coast Line shops
at Florence, was probably fatally in
jured while at work, his backbone be
Governor Ansel will attend the com
mencement exercises at Winthrop Col
lege on June 14, when he will present
the diplomas to the graduating class.
William Whitworth, the rural
policeman charged with the murder,
cf Henry Popwell, a fortune teller's
son, was acquitted by the jury in
fifteen minutes at Columbia.
Two hundred and thirty-eight bales
of cotton were sold at Marion by one
party. The price obtained was 14 5-8,
which netted about $17,000.
Attorney General Lyon has been in '
St. Paul in attendance upon the an
nual meeting of the Attorneys Gen
eral of the United States.
The average yield of cotton for
the State for last crop was 210
pounds. This is greater than in any
of the other strictly cotton States
and is only equalled by North Caro
lina. South Carolina is, therefore,
the best cotton Stole, AR wall a? the
best cora Ststa *
IN OLD SOUTH CAROLINA
Cream of the News Gathered From
All Sections of the Commonwealth
For Our Many Beaders.
Becord Battleship South Carolina.
Calculations giving the battleship
Idaho the trophy for record target
practice may be entirely upset owing
to the remarkable record made Wed
nesday by the new battleship South
Carolina, now engaged in her first
target practice off the Virginia Capes.
The new ship in her day firing rip
ped the target to pieces in such amaz
ing style that she already stands in
line to challenge the Idaho for first
One of her 12-inch turrets made a
record which has never been excelled
in any navy, averaging more than two
Hits a minute, every shot fired scoring
a hit, and her firing throughout was
constantly good. If her night prac
tice and-torpedo practice is up to the
mark, she is very likely to eclipse the
best records made this year under the
Court of Inquiry Adjourned.
The taking of testimony by the
court of inquiry appointed to investi
gate the Boyd-Brock controversy was
concluded Thursday with the argu
ments. It was announced by Gen.
Wilie Jones, the president of the
co?rt, that the session had ended and
that a decision would be rendered at
some future date to be set by the
court. It was asked that the sten
ographic report be completed by June
4. In the opinion of Gen. Wilie Jones,
the expenses of the court will not ex
Improvement in Railroad Service.
The double tracking of the Coast
Line from Florence to Pee Dee river
will so relieve the congestion ?of
trains that the railroad men say that
the amount of traffic that can be hand
led then between Florence and Rocky
Mount, where the road branches oil
to Norfolk, will be practically un
Bids for Convicts.
Nine bids for the services of 200
to 300 convicts have been received
by the board of directors of the State
Penitentiary. The bids will be con
sidered and the award will be made
at the meeting of the board, which has
been called for June 8. The con
victs must be employed within the
walls of the State Penitentiary.
Socialist Woman Will Speak.
"Woman Under Socialism," will
be the subflect of the address of
Lena Morrow Lewis, national com
mitteeman for the State of California
of the Socialist party, who is to
address the Socialists of South Caro
lina in Columbia on June 11th,
Bock Hill Teachers Fay Baised.
The board of trustees of the Rock
Hill school have agreed to raise the
teachers' salaries for the incoming
session. The raise will be on a 10
per cent advance on former salaries
Nothing whatever has been heard
of W. B. Avant since the receipt of
the letter from Atlanta. Sheriff
Scurry, on behalf of the Georgetown
bondsmen, has increased the offer of
reward for his capture from one hum
dred dollars to two hundred and fifty
South Carolina Will he There.
South Carolina will very likely be
represented at the expositions which
are to be held at Cincinnati and
Knoxville. It is thought that some
arrangement can be made whereby a
part of the South Carolina exhibit,
which will be greatly improved, will
be shown at these two expositions.
Tobacco Short at Florence.
The tobacco crop of the Florence
lection will be cut at least 25 per
cent,, ls tho estimate of those in a
position to know the situation. This
is largely due to the wire worm, which
infested the crop during the cool spell
and so destroyed the young plants
that 'the farmers gave up the crop,
ploughed their fields and replanted in
cotton, which promised to bring a
Locomotive Boiler Exploded.
An unusual accident happened at
Elliott on the Atlantic Coast Line
railroad Monday as tbei train for
Lucknow was about to pull out from
that station. The engine boiler ex
ploded with engineer and fireman on
the cab, completely demolishing the
engine, and yet not affecting the en
gineer or fireman at all.
Meeting State Epworth League.
State Secretary Power W. Bethea
has issued the announcement that the
seventeenth annual conference of the
South Carolina Epworth league of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South,
will be held in Newberry June 16-19.
Grand Lodge K. of P. Officers.
The officers for the ensuing year:
Grand chancellor, J. Walter Doar,
of Georgetown ; grand vice chancellor,
Frank K. Meyers of Charleston;
grand prelate, Frank S. Evans of
Greenwood; grand keeper of records
and seal, C. D. Brown of Abbeville;
grand master of exchquer, Wilson G.
Harvey of Charleston; grand master
at-arms, C. W. Crosland of Bennetts
ville ; grand inner guard, J. L. Beeves
of North; grand outer guard, Dr. J.
M. Oliver of Orangeburg.
Before insuring elsewhere
Old Line Companies.
-? At The Farmers \
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
Th? Heart of Happenings Carved
From the Whole Country.
The intense hatred of proselytes
from the native religions is shown in
the more than ordinary Chinese ia
genuity employed in torturing them.
In some instances victims' tongues
have been torn out by the roots,
and they have been mockingly told
to preach the new creed. Bound till
they could scarcely move a muscle,
others have been tickled continually
till their brains gave way. The
water torture-the steady dropping
of water on one spot of the body
has been frequently employed.
The oldest theological student ever
graduated from the Union Theological
seminary, New York, is the Rev.
Hareatune Jinishian, who has just re
ceived his diploma. Mr. Jinishian
will be 70 years old in a few months.
His wife and children witnessed tho
graduation exercises. He is an
Armenian and is older than any of
the professors who taught him during
his work in the seminary, where he
has been a student for six years.
After a delay of 32 years, Charles
Dana Burrage, a wealthy attorney of
Boston, was graduated Wednesday
from the University of California with
the degree of bachelor of arts.
"Charles" Burrage we denied a
diploma because of a snake, an owl
and a pair of-lizards which appeared
in Professor Palda's French class
back in '78. But his classmates have
labored incessantly in his behali\
And new the faculty has relented and
Burrage was given his degree.
Mrs. Alfred Gillison, was nearly
pulled overboard by a shark, which
grabbed her line while she was flsb
ing, with her husband, off South At
lantic City. The woman pluckily held
on to the line until her husband
reached her and pulled in the fish.
The shark was over five feet long,
and weighed 50 pounds.
Glenn H. Curtis decided not to
make the trip from Albany last week
in an aeroplane in an attempt to
reach New York and win the $10,000
prize offered by the New York "World.
The 9-mbnths-old child of Mrs.
Anna Blakely was found suffocated in
bed at Chicago, presumably by the
house cat, which previously had been
lying across the child's neck.
Mrs. Tabitha King, who died at
London, Ky., at the age of 94 years,
leaves 95 living grandchildren. She
was the mother of 12 sons and daugh
Benjamin Boyce, accused by Chi
cago Blackstone Hotel officials of dis
orderly conduct in assailing his father,
W. D. Boyce, the millionaire publish
er, pleaded guilty in the Municipal
Court and paid a fine of $5. He ob
jected to bis divorced father remarry
Champ Clark, minority leader of
the House, sees a long and hot road
anead of Congress before it finishes
the work of this session.
Two officers are out of the National
Guard of Georgia as a result of their
failure to attend school for officers
at Fort McPherson.
Capt. George W. Ruggles, inventor
of the rotary snow plow and of na
tion-wide fame as a canoe builder, is
dead at his home near Rochester,
Net profits of $110,000 were realiz
ed for the Actor's Fund, devoted to
the care of aged and needy stage
followers, by the recent fair held in
New York city, according to the state
ment of President Daniel Frohman, of
Alfred H. Marshall, on trial for
murder, at Savannah, Ga., growing
out of the killing of -two negroes
with his automobile on April 1, was
acquitted after the jury had been out
but a few minutes.
Uriah Stevens, who pleaded guilty
to having shot two blackbirds, at
Allentown, Pa,, was fined $20 and
costs by Alderman Reninger. The
prosecution was brought by Game
Warden Milton H. Weiss.
friends of Miss Elinor Wickham,
of St. Louig, are authority for the
statement that the father of her
fiance, Joseph Pultizer, Jr., has pre
sented her with a solid gold dinner
service for a wedding gift, coeting
A bill has been passed by the Sen
ate appropriating $250,000 for the
purchase of a site and the erectiou
of buildings for an immigrant sta
tion at Seattle, Wash.
It would be unlawful for the Post
office Department to print the name
or address of a business firm on
stamped envelopes after June 30,
1911, if a bill introduced by Repre
sentative Tou Telle, of Ohio, and re
ported favorably from the House
Committee on Postoffices and Post
Roads is passed.
In the last nine years the price of
mule-power has gone up more than
one hundred per cent. In 1901 a first
class mule could be bought for $145,
in 1907 the price had risen to $210,
and it is now about $300.
The late Woodbury Kane's famous
polo and tandem pony Punch is dead
at the age of 45 years.
The elimination from bill boards of
the abbreviated skjrt and of tights
was advocated at Cincinnati and at
the International Poster Printers'
association of the United States and
Canada convention by its secretar}',
Clarence E. Runey.
Fat women, take notice; Miss Ruth
Armstrong, of New York, who is 19,
has solved the get-thin-quick problem,
and without drugs or doctors, for her
fasting scheme is proving successful
beyond her greatest expectations. She
lost 40 pounds in 13 days.
\ & BYRD
e, Wejjrepresent the Beat
Baak of J??gefield