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EDCrEFTT?TfT), S. O.
The Dallas News cautions: iCkT'nbt
work: too hard in displaying your lg*
"With brighter weather, observes the
Atlanta Constitution/ comes greater
good roads enthusiasm.
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The man who is always, tiring to
teat his own record, says Ram's Horn,
will not let anybody else do lt
Let us begin with ourselves when
we wich to see the world around ne
bright, admonishes the Florida Times
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver
and, add? the Washington Herald, a
man who raises thunder when things
axe being taken away from him.
An old Oxford graduate recently
came all the way from Cornwall to re
visit the scene of his youth. As he
entered the gate a bill was presented,
Y to him for goods supplied to him
when he was 'an undergraduate nearly
half a century before. "God bless me,
sfrl" he roared, "do you think that I
come np here once in every half-cen
tury for the pleasure of being dun*
.To be successful," says a writer on
'business topics, "the retail merchant
mest not only* advertise regularly in
the daily ne "VB paper, but he must make
his announcement look like news."
No exception can be taken to the first
part of this assertion, but the second
3s open to amendment, thinks the Phil
adelphia Record. The- business an
, aooncement which merely looks like
sews will not necessarily be a trade
\ winner; it mast actually be news.
Beaders of newspaper advertising are
almost invariably in quest of up-to-date
Information that will 'lighten the la
ter of selection, x They want real
It ls easy enough to say that we
shall always liave the poor with us.
It is easy enough to say that poverty
ia inevitable and that the weak and
inefficient must always lag behind In
the race of life. These are the com
, monplaces of the economist and the
scientist, but: they never reach the
heart of the question, declares the
New York World. We shan always
have the poor with us, but is it nec
essary that we should have so many
of them with us? Poverty is inevit
able, but is so much poverty Inevit
able? The weak and inefficient must
* lag behind, bat must they lag so far
behind that they can no longer earn
their bread in the sweat of their
faces? What makes a great nation is
. not'charity but an independent, self
supporting people, and democracy can
not afford to turn a deaf ear to this
Insistent challenge of socialism.
There died in Indiana the other day
a man who had but one ambition! and
?who passed away foolishly believing
he had accomplished it He was a
sober, honest man who boasted that
he never had done and never would
\ do a day's work in all his life, relates
the New York Mail. His habits wefe
cleanly and his conduct was inoffen
sive. Herslept in stores or warehous
es and got hi6 food and clothing by
begging. The hour of death found
bim still convinced that his life had
been spent without labor. That man
was ono of the most remarkable vic
tims of self-deception that ever lived.
His life 'iras one of the most labori
ous that can be imagined. The state
ment that he was a person of high ia*
telligence is unbelievable, for if he
bad been he would have realized that
bis lifelong effort to avoid honest toll
was a species of slavery tenfold baser
than the most sordid drudgery that
falls to the lot of human beings.
Nature, unhampered, makes every
thing she touches beautiful; the nat
ural world presents many varieties of
picturesqueness and oddity and
strangeness and gorgeousness and
plainness and even homeliness, but
never ugliness, and in this sense it is* I
always beautiful, propounds the Ches
ter (Pa.) Republican. Whatever there
ls of ugliness on earth is provided
by man. He makes and allows the
accumulation of filth and pollutes the
streams whose waters should flow,
clear and pure. It is man whose com
mercial instinct and indifference and
-selfishness create those things which
offend the;physical idea of beauty and
permit those things that are detrimen
tal to the health and morals of a com
munity. The importance of the rap
Idly growing ciusade against ugliness
Ia municipalities cannot be overesti
mated. It does not deal with architec
tural incongruities, though they would
te practically impossible in a com
munity properly educated along the
lines of the new movement
"Of coarse, you hope to ?ccapy \a
"Of course," answered Mrs. De
Styles. "One In some nice, restrict
ed neighborhood, don't you know.
FAMILY DIEAT AGE OF 29.
Strange Coincidence That Followed
Tenth Georgia- Victim.
Atlanha, Ga,, Special.-Frederick
TV. Cooper diecThere Friday, his
death ' being : remarkable bees use it
occurred in his twenty-ninth year.
That was the age at which his
father and eight of his father's broth
ers all died. Illness, and not acci
dents, ?were the cause, of these
deaths. Cooper became uneasy as
Ids twenty-ninth 3 ear approached ?ts
half way mark, a presentment seem
ed to come to him and he said. "veal
ing of his .thirtieth birthday next
"KI can on'.v Jive until then, why,
I'll live to be a thousand "
A short time ago when Cooper was
.taken sick with typhoid, the inevi
table brooding over the fate of his
fatherV and his uncles 'hastened the
progress of the disease. He died
while his near relatives were too far
away to be summoned to his bedside,
j H?s mother, Mrs. M. J. Cooper,
! has returned from Europe on the
? steamer St. Paul, landing in New
York, and his sitser, Miss Katherine
j Cooper, is in Paris. Cooper was
prominent there, a member of the
Capitol City Club ?nd connected with
I a large cotton firm. He was born in
Saloons For Blnefields.
Bluefield- W. Va., Special.-By a
vote of 3 to 2 the State supreme
court at Charleston decided that
Bluefield shall have saloons. The
case went up on appeal from the
county coufct which refused to grant
saloon licenses although the ? city
authorities had granted them.
j Criticises Northeim Negro.
Washington^ Special. - "Thirty
cents"" is /what' W. E. Stewart, a
negro financial agent of the Arkan
sas Baptist College, at Hattie Rock,
Ark., said he had gotten from an
appeal to the Colored Preachers" Alli
ance of Washington, for assistance
fer his college. Stewart came to
Washington, it is said, to attend the
memorial services for Rev. George
W. Lee, pastor of a Vermont avenue
church, and during a .meeting of ne
gro preachers was asked to make a
speech. He told of the condition of
the negro race in the South and said
the negro had many white 'friends
there, as in the North. He -protested
against negroes condemning Southern
white people because of sporadic in
cidents like the recent lynchings at
Palestine, Texas. He concluded with
his appeal for funds for his college,
i "My appeal resulted in a donation
of 30 cents," Stewart said. "If this
is a measure -of th? sympathy felt
by the negroes, of the North for the
negroes of the South, I say they had
better attend to their own business
instead of sending telegrams to Gov
ernors and sheriffs of the Strathern
States expressing their indignation at
the lynching of negroes. .Their reso
lutions of sympathy arfe meaningless
Railroad Employees as Talkers.
Chicago, Special.-Passengers trav
eling over many of the leading rail
road systems soon may be entertain
ed en route by dissertations from thc
conductors and other tran employes
oh the advantages to be derived from
allowing the roads to advance freight
.rates, if the advice of prominent rail
way executives to their employes ii
A pamphlet is circulating now
among the 40,000 employes of th*
Illinois Central to study the railroad
question and disoues among them
selves until they are thoroughly con
versant with the actual conditions
from the financial viewpoint. Hav
ing done this each employe is urgad
to try .to convert during the cours?
of a year three or four men who are
now opposed to the" railroads.
Rate Advance on Stock Suspended.
advances in the freight rate of live,
stock of 21-4 cents a hundred pounds
between Missouri river and Missis
sippi river points . which were tc
have become effective August 15, wiL'
be suspended pending an inqdiry bj
the interstate commerce commission
into the reasonableness of the in
Collar Stay Causes Big Fire.
Portland, Ore., Special.-The little
device utilized by women to hold up
their lace collars-a piece of cellu
loid about two inches long, and a
quarter of an inch wide, worth five
cents the half dozen-cost the Unit
ed States Laundry Company a fire
loss here of $90,000 and imperiled
200 laundry workers.
The collar stay had been left un
noticed in a woman's waist, which,
with hundreds of similar garments,
had been placed in the dryroom in the
basement. The waist was hung close
to the super-heated pipes that lined
the room. Suddenly the celluloid ex
ploded and the room, was in fi?mes. .
Immigrants Pouring Into America.
er-General of Immigration Keefe has
made public a statement of the immi
grant aliens admitted into the United
States during thev fiscal year ended
June 30 last, arranged according to
The largest number from any one
country were natives of the south of
Italy, of whom 192.673 were admit
ted, in addition to 30,^80 from North
ern Italy. ,
Population of a Few Cities.
Washington, Special.-Camden, N.
J., has a population of 94,538; ac
cording to figures issued by.' the
Census Bureau. This is .an increase
of 18,603, or 24.5 per cent, over 1900.
Evansville, Ind., has a population
of 69,647, an increase of 10,640, or
18 per cent, over 1900.
The 'population of Akron, Ohio, is
39,067, an. increase of 26,339, or
31.6 per cent, over 1900.
Colorado Springs, Col., has a popu
lation of 29,078, an increase of 7,
593, or 37.9 per cent, over 1900.
Boy Balloonist Turns Over
And Over 2,000 f eet
HEAD SEVERED ON APPLE TREE
Arose Four Thousand Feet-First
Parachute Opened Successfully
Hopes Snapped on Second Drop.
New York, Special.-Benny Prinz,
a young balloonist, met a horrible
death Friday afternoon at Vhe close
of the aviatibn meet at Asbury Park,
N. J. In making a double parachute
drop, the second parachute failed to
open and he fell more than 2,000
feet. As the swaying body neared the
ground, it struck the limb of an ap
ple .three and the boy's head wias
transfixed on the limb like an app>3
on a sharp stick. As it struck the
ground the headless body was crushed
into an unrecognizable mass.
Prinz was 26 years old and a dar
ing balloonist. With Samuel Hart
land, of Newark, he went up in a hot
air bolloon. At the heisrht of 1.000
feet Hartland cut loose with one
parchute and made a successful land
ing, lightened by the drop of Hart-!
-land, the craft shot up until it reach
ed about 4,000 feet. Then Prinz cut
loose. Those -who saw his figure. 6ay
he fell 500 feet before his parachute
opened. He .sailed slowly earthward
for another thousand feet and then
cut loose again. There was another
terrific drop of about 500 feet when
the second parachute opened it
checked his fall for a second then
the ropes snapped and the body of the
young man shot straight down. Over
aind over the figure turned, faster and ,
faster and gaining momentum with
each revolution. He was shooting
down head first when he crashed into
the tree, impaling his head on a limb.
Ia the iheadless trunk every bone was
broken. Several of it'hose who wit
nessed the accident fainted from the
horror of the tragedy.'
Senator Heyfcurn Stopped "Dixie."
Seattle, Wash., Special.-Senator
W. B. Heyburn of Idaiho, dislikes
He created a sensation ai a recep
tion given, to Congressman T. R.
Hamer ait Wallace, Idaiho, Friday
night by stopping the orchestra while
the musicians were playing that pop
ular strain. Colonel Hamer had just
finished his address and the orchestra
had started a medley of well-known
About the sixth number in the
medley was "Dixie." The Senator
leaped to his feet, strode across to
the musicians and cried out:
"This is a Republican meeting.
We want no such fumes here."
The amazed musicians stopped im
mediately. The Senator strode back
.to his seat. After a moment of si
leuce Mayor Hanson arose and closed
Louisiana Means Business.
New Orleans, La., Special.-Gov
ernor Sanders has issued a procla
mation conveying the Louisiana Gen
eral Assembly in extra session on
August loth to vote on the.submis
sion of an increased bond issue to
popular suffrage in support of the
World's Panama Exposition proposed
to be held at New Orleans in 191C-.
Aged Woman Millionaire Weds Boy.
Chicago, Special.-Mrs. Mary B.
Train, who gave her age as 70 years,
her home as San Diesro, Cal., and es
timated her wealth in -the millions,
was married here Friday to James
Dibs, of New York, an Assyrian linen
salesman, 23 years of age. Mrs. Train
said her income from rents alone was
$2,600 a month. She said she was a
distant relative of the late George
Cotton $93 a Bale.
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-News of big
prices for cottcnr was received herc
Monday in dispatches to The Consti
tution, from rural districts in Geor
gia. At Camilla $50;000 was paid for
600 bale^ from the Bush plantation,
This was all from the 1909 crop.
At Leesburg a farmer sold one bale
of new crop cotton for $93.
Dollar a Head for Contracts.
McAlester, Okla., Special.-W. T.
Hollman, a Choctaw Indian, testified
before the investigating committee,
that he had been employed by J. F.
McMurray, holder of the contracts,
to go out among the Oklahoma In
dians and induce them to sijrn the
documents. At the same time, Holl
man related, he was paid "a dollar
a head," for securing contracts ap
pointing McMurray to act in each
case. In this 'way McMurray pro
cured 10,000 contracts to sell land.
Hollman testified that he himself
had signed the 10 per cent contract
because he had become discouraged.
Creditors Wait 60 Years.
Paterson, N. J., Special.-After
waiting 50 years the creditors of the
defunct Cataract City bank here are
to receive a first dividend on their
claims. The receiver, John L. Griggs,
has $3,705 to distribute among the
claimants, the money having been ob-,
fained after a series of lesral battles
with the estate of a former receiver
wjho died ifl 1872. *
The bank was chartered in 1856 and
failed four years later.
Auto Party Killed in Indiana.
Logansport, Ind., Special.-Five
persons were killed and two were in
jured Friday night when an auto
mobile containing seven persons was
demolished by a Chicago & Erie pas
The dead and injured were all
from Indianapolis and Logansport,
. The party was en route to Lake
Manitou, when the accident occurred.
The automobile-belonged to John
Kelp,, a brewer of this city, and the
members of the party were Mrs.
w . - 3?ik ? T EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1910 NO. 26.
VOL. 75. ' '^SSF; I _? . _!- "
Earth Swallows Houses and
Trees in Virginia Town.
GEOLOGIST GOES TO THE SCENE.
Limestone Foundation Gradually
Giving Away and Eivers Under'
Staunton, Vaj Special.-A two
ttory house - and a- large tree have
been swallowed up into the earth,
many other residences are sinking
and 'have been abandoned by thea/
occupants and public buildings are
endangered as the result of the bor
ing of an eight hundred' foot well
in the public square here.
Wide cracks in the earth are
spreading, threatening the postoffice
and public school building* The
walls of the school house already are
cracked. Residents are much alarm
ed and heroic efforts are being male
to prevent further caving of the
Washington, Special.-In response
to- an appeal to the geological sur
vey from Staun ion, Va., F. R. Van
Horn, assistant chief geologist, has
gone to investigate the ?ave-ins,
which have caused heavy property
damage in the ' Virginia town ' The
theory heb! by thc .government geo
logist is that-the trouble wa* caused
by water pereolatingx through the
limestone? which underlies the entire
section, and thus has weakened the
foundations of buildings and caused
them to give way.? Mr. Van Horn is
familiar with the geological structure
of that portion of Virginia and from
press reports he judges that dissol
ving limestone is responsible, for the
Patterson Says Put It to test.
Nashville, Tenn., . Special.-As an
outcome of the recent judicial elec
tion in Tennessee, in which the reg
ular Democratic nominees, which he
supported, were defeated by indepen
dents who ihad the active aid of the
Republican organization, Governor
M. R. Patterson has issued a state
ment expressing willingness to waive
the Democratic nomination for a
third term, which he has already
received and again test the question
of a choice of the Democracy in any
sort of a primary. Thus he would
hope, ihe says, to save the State to
The address among other things
"If the majority of the Democrats
are opposed to me, as it is claimed,
I should not represent them as their
candidate for Governor."
The Governor then offers to enter
a new primary and adds:
"The only condition I make is that
thc successful nominee shall be sup
ported in the November election by
all who participate in the primary."
NV C. Republican State Convention.
Greensboro, N. C., Special.-Pre- j
serving historic ' traditions of har- 1
mony and discounting prophesies of j
protracted warfare the Republicans .
of North Carolina in convention as
sembled Wednesday afternoon elect- i
ed Congressman John Motley More- '
head State chairman by acclamation
put otu a ' State ticket Wednes- -,
day night and adjourned as a har
mony assemblage t!iat was herald- '
ed far and wide for weeks past as
a likely free-for-all-fight.
The convention adopted a plat- \
form which embodies a significant 1
self-government plank, made radical '
reforms in its pian of organization
anti iiiomLna't?d candidates for the (
Supreme Court and the Corporation j,
Rear End Collison at Raleigh. ;
The Seaboard Air Line north
bound train No. 84, at 1:10 Friday ,
morning ran into the rear of an ex- .
cursion train on the Southern rail- |
way just returned from Durham, j
while standing under the shed of the j
Union depot at Raleigh, killing one ]
negro man "named William Jordan, ,
and injured probably fatally a col- ,
jred man from Norfolk. Others in- j
jured were some half dozen.
All Took Sugar in Theirn'.
Washington, Special.-The aver
age American a te 82 pounds of sugar <
last year, which was more than he ,
ever had before in the history of the j
country according to figures made <
public by the Department of Com- j
raerce and Labor for the 12 months ?
ended June 30. ?
Tihe total amount of sugar eaten -?
by Americans during the year is esti- j
mated at seven and one-half billion <
pounds. Only in two previous years
lid tihe total ever approach the 7,- (
300,000,000 mark and only on four ,
>ther occasions did it exceed 6.000,- ,
White j Man Takes the Office.
Atlanta, Special.-Henry S. Jack- ?
son, appointed collector of internal \
revenue for this district of Georgia, <
is a son of the late Justice Howell i
E. Jackson, of thc United States Su- ;
preme Court and a brother-in-law ]
of Mayor Robert F, Maddox, of At- .
lanta, having married Miss Maddox, j
He was the president of the State i
League of Taft Clubs in Georgia, |
and took part in the organization of ]
many Taft clubs in the State. i
Beef Cattle a Fortune.
Clarksburg, W. Va., Special.-M. ,
W. Smith, of this city, received what <
is thought to be the record price for j
fat cattle in West Virginia. He j
sold 105 4-year-old steers to Fl ave <
Davidson, cattle buyer, of Bridge- ?
port, for $10,500. The cattle were
bought for export and will be ship- ]
ped to England. Mr. Smith brought <
them lhere a year ago from the in- ;
tericr of thc State in four cattle cars
and since fattening them it will re- .(
quire six large cars to carry them y
WOMAN DjESJN PRISON.
Higher Court Will Declare Miss
Wardlaw's Guilt cr Innocence.
Newark, N. J., Special.-Miss Vir
ginia Wardlaw, who, with her two
sisters, is indicted for the murder of
MTS. Ocey Wardlaw Martin Snead,
died ?here in the house of detention.
Her death, it is said, will materially
affect .the ?prosecution of laer two
sisters. General decline is given as
bhe cause of death. Miss Wardlaw
was at one 'time a resident of Tennes
The fate of the aged woman in this
respect paralleled that of her alleged
rictim, for doctors who examined
Ocey Snead before her deatih saidL her
ailments were all due to lack of nour
In the opinion of jail attendants.
Miss Wardlaw deliberately starved
herself to death." This has revived ru
mors circuited at the time cf Ocey
Snead's deatii when the history of
thc mysterious household was under
Investigation that a suicide pact ex
isted between Miss Wardlaw and her
When she was removed from pri?
there was found in the cell she oc
cupied a quantity of -stale * food which;
the prisoner had concealed.
At the aged woman's bedside when
she died,were her sister, Mrs. Rich
ard Pringle, and her brother, the Rev.
Albert Wardlaw, both of Christians
burg, Va. But her other sisters, Miss
Oaroline B. Martin and Mrs. Mary W.
Snead, jointly indicted with her, were
in. their cell as she expired.
What effect the death of Virginia
Wardlaw will have on the fate of hex
sisters is still to be determined.'She
was the dominating influence of tho1
strange household, and predictions
we mode that Mrs. Martin and
lits. Snead may never be brought to
Mayor Gaynor Shot by Assassin.
New York, Special.-William J.
?raynor, mayor of New York City,
ivas shot in the 'head and seriously
wounded Tuesday as he stood on the
promenade deck of the steamship
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse by James
J. Gallagher a dischargei: and dis
gruntled city employe. Gallagher
vas almost instantly overpowered
New York, Special.-Another day
las passed and Mayor William J.
3-aynor, shot in the neck oh Tuesday
by. James J. Gallagher,, shows no
symptoms of -blood-poisoning. He
continues to rest well at intervals, to
ake nourishment when desired and,
f the bulletins his surgeons are issn
jig disguise nothing, his condition is
:avorable toward ultimate recovery.
Plie bugbear septicemia., is not yet
>assed. however, nor is. the possibility
?at an artery or a blood vessel has
lot been scraped by the bullet.
SVith the possibilities ever present, he
s still in the danger zone and will be
:cr more than a week yet.
Wore Cross on Honor on Trial.
Savannah, Ga:, Special.-S. S. Bes
singer, a Confederate veteran, was
?ound guilty of voluntary manslaugh
;er in Chatham Superior Court, at the
md of his trial for stabbing James
Payne to death, on the evening of
May 30, last.
Bessinger wore a Confederate cross
jf honor in conrt during his trial. No
objection was made to this, and Judge
Charlton, in sentencing Bessinger to
two vears in the penitentiary, said in
"eganl to it:
';I do not like to see a veteran
?vearing a Cross of Honor in court
vhen he is on trial for a crime. You
;ould have worn it for only 'one pur
3ose. to work upon the prejudice of
the jury. Practices cf this nature
Evould tend to make the Confederate
badge a common tiling."
Bessinger.and Payne formerly were
oartners in a grocery business. They
:inarreled over money, and Bessinger
iilled Pcvne in the presence of the lat
Boston's Million Dollar Fire.
Boston, Special.-A loss of up
wards of $1,000,000 was caused Tues
3ay by a fire in the wholesale lum
ber district. Starting from an un
known cause in the lumber yards of
Blacker-& Shepard at the corner of
Dover and Albany streets, the blaze
issumed early proportions of such
nognitude that a general alarm->!ihe
irst sounded in this city since 1872
followed within ten minutes
Harrassed to Death.
Newark, N. J., Special.-The prose
cution of Mrs. Carolina B. Martin
ind Mrs. Mary Snead will not be in
terfered with in any wav by the death
>f Virginia Wardlaw, the third sis
ter indicted in connection with Hie
mysterious death of Ocey W. M.
Sr.'cad, the Bast Orange bath tub vic
:im. This statement was made by
Louis Hood, special counsel for the
State in thc Wardlaw case.
An autopsy performed showed con
clusively that Miss Wardlaw had died
of starvation. She will be buried in
ii cemetery near heie beside Ocey
Crippen's Girl Buys a Wig.
Quebec, Special.-Ethel Clare Le
icave will return kv England to stand
trial on a charge ol' marier, wearing
>ne of the best w?gs to bo found in
Quebec Thc girl gave $20 to matron
Phillips of the provincial jail, all
that was left of the $60 she brought
from Anitewerp. and told her to buy
i1 ''peruke" that would repair to
best advantage the ravages inflicted
by Crippen when lie cut off her light
brown tresses to disguise ber as a
Fast Train Slashes Auto.
Cape May, N. J., Special.-Five
piersons were crushed to death Tues
iay night when an express train on
lie Pennsylvania Railroad dashed
tnto an automobile at Mill Lane
Crossing on the West Jersey & Sea
The dead are: Frederick W.
Feldner and wife, Fritz Mergenthaler
ind wife, and their chauiYeur, M. C.
iones, all .of Baltimore.
As they aproached the tracks, the
!ast running express was hidden from
lew by a cornfield, chauffeur could
lot see the train.
Belgians' World's fair "White
City" Buildings Destroyed.
MENAGERIE IS ROASTED ALIVE.
Little Loss of Life-Over 100,000 Peo
ple on the Grounds-Thieves Pillage
-Aggregate Loss Enormous. -
Brussels, By Cable.-The White
City of the "world> fair,", as the
Belgians have called their 1310 expo
sition, is a mass of flames and smoul
dering rums. The loss is estimated
A spark falling into wflamroable
material in the telegraph building'
bunst up in flames, which driven by a
high wind, swept rapidly in all direc
tions. Soon the Be!, "...n, English e,nd
French sections were destroyed. The
firemen and detachments of soldiers
called quickly to the scene, found
themselves baffled bv the veritable
gale, whick .carried the burning
members-to all parts of the grounds.
To the left of the main building
arose the picturesque roofs and
spires of "Bruxelles' Kermessee,"
a Belgian Coney Island, with,water
chutes, toboggan slides and scores of
side shows. This place was alive with
Sunday" crowds and before they could
be gotten owt with any-semblance of
order the Kermessee w as afire. The
crowds became panic-stricken and
men, women and children fought
madly to escape. The ?xits became
choked with the struggling masses
and men used their fists to clear the
Many were trampled under feet and
badly injured. An engine corps fi "rn
Antwerp attempted to dynamite 'the
bridge of the French section in the
hope of checking the fire but 'the
flames leaped across and engulfed the
Italian, Russian. Austrian, Japanese,
Chinese and Norwesrian buildings.
Forty houses on the Avenue Solbosch,
adjoining the exposition, -were de
stroyed. ?. J
At the time . of the outbreak not
less than 100,000 persons were circu
lating in the grounds and the Kermes
As the flames reached the menagerie,
it was decided to shoot the beasts but
the heat drove back the' soldiers and
the animals were left to their fate.
Many Indians Irresponsible.
.Sulphur, Okla., Special.-Witness
es testified before the Congressional
Indian land investigating committee
Saturday that if -the Indian lands in
Oklahoma were sold and the $30,
000,000. proceeds were turned over
to the Indians in cash, the State
within tes years would' be flooded
It 'was asserted that many of the
Indians who signed the McMurray,
contracts allowing a 10 per cent "at
torney' fees" to J. F. McMurray and'
his associates, were financially, irre-,
sponsible. They would soon squan
der the cash, it was asserted.
Many Chickasaws 'testified .they
were willing to give McMurray as
high as 25 per cent attorneys' fees,
if he would sell the land within a
"Do you mean,to say you would be
willing to pay McMurray from $3.
000,000 to $5,000,000 for doing some
thing which the government has
promised co do for nothing?" asked
Senator T. F. Gore of Ben Douri an,
"Yes, we would to get a quick
Confederate Veteran Honored.
Memphis, Tenn,. Special.-In the
second primary held Saturday in the
tenth Congressional district io select
a Democratic nominee, General
George Wi Gordon of Memphis was?
renominated by about 2,500 majority.
He is commander-in-ehief of the
United Confederate Veterans.
Fire Ruining the Northwest.
Washington. Special.-Forest fires
in the Northwest threatening de
struction to human life and to mil
lions of dollars worth of property,
have alarmed officials of the Interior
Department and forest service. Ia
response to appeals from the fire,
zones, additional United States sol
diers are being rushed io the scenes
to assist in combatting the flames.
Negro Shot From Excursion Train.
Valdosta, Ga., Special.-A 13-year
old negro bot, named Robert Lang,
son of Mack Lang, residing on High
tower place, near here, was seriously
shot through the head by a passenger
on an excursion train from .Florida to
Atlanta on the Georgia Southern
road. Efforts to catch the guilty
party at Tifton and Cordele failed.
The boy was riding a mule to his
work when shot. Part of his brains
oozed from the wound and physicians
state that he .will die. It is not
known whether the shooting was in
tentional or the result of an accident.
Negro Business League at Work.
Knoxville, Tenn., Special.-The ne
gro business league, of Bristol, is in
augurating: a campaign whereby it is
?boped it wiU be able to get all the
negro boys and girls of Bristol into
the public schools. A vigorous cam
paign of education is to be carried
out. Robert E. Clay, a widely known
negro orator and race leader, is at the
head of the movement, and promi
nent white men are assisting him.
Coach Sinks-Kills One. -
Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo.,
Special.-Whi?e a coach with a load
of tourists, was passing,through Sil-,
ver Gate, 3 miles from here, it en
countered a cave-in and sank a dis
tance of fen feet. Daniel McKay, of
New York, who with bis wife, was
touring the park, was killed. Mrs.
McKay received injuries, but her con
dition is not regarded ns s?rio\is.
Others bruised or suffering from the
shock are J. Li Louiehier?iin*. Miss
Hoielleri, Chicago, and W P. Almon,
of Helena, Mont.