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Oldest Paper hi Sonta Carolina.
Edgof ield, S. C. .
Abovs all, do not forget your over
Codfish ls scarce and high, and a
tflshball trust ls suspected.
In seme respects this has already
[been an old-fashioned winter.
And so far no one has invented a
soft spot for aviators to fall on.
1 Th? English courts have small use
Tor hypothetical questions or brain
j One liing Is certain, there is plenty
of room for aviators to make high-fly
ing records in.
The tdeas of the weather clerk are
excellent, hut the stubborn climate
will not adopt them.
The nervous wrecks in Newport axe
the grocers who cannot collect bills
du a frc m the 400.
In football, as in politics you cannot
always. tell The same is true of
Jove aid the stock markets, how
Ther.3 are 61 active volcanoes in
Japan, notwithstanding the fact that
no political campaign is going on in
iV Pockets In. women's skirts are com
ing back says an Exchange, If ever
they can find the place where they
used tc be.
1 Dirigible balloons are dirigible
only when they move with the wind.
They cannot buck the wind as a real
The statement is made by a Swiss
doctor that drunkards live longer than
total abstainers. But even if. they do,
what's the use? i
The population of the Philippines
lias decreased 25 per cent since we
took ttem over. Does raco suicide
also follow the flag?
ic fringe of puppy dogs at a New
York redding has become almost as
famous as the monkeys that dine with
>"the 4C0" at Newport
Canada levied no duty OE the bal
loons that started from St-Louis and
went'northward across the border,
did net know how to do lt
New York judge has decided that
rada divorces are no good. Just
j?ike ; i New Yorker- -discarding
things because, they're inexpensive!
* Aeroplaning to Europe ls the latest
upon the aviator's schedule. It would
be we-1 to put off the attempt till
after winter-say about flytime.
eery little while , somebody, wins
e world's championship at typewrit
ing, tmt,for Eome reason champion
^typewriters never get splendid offers
to go on the stage.
The' man "who never sees a $100 bill
has nc reason to worry because of
that very dangerous counterfeit which
the Washington authorities say is in
circula don. '
According ' to statistics there are
:10,000,000 telephone stations in the
.world, and yet somehow or other you
can't always get the one you want
.;when you want it
Thirty-four aviators have met with
fatal accidents during the past year.
Still, some- of them might havo
stepped on rusty nails if they had re
mained on the ground.
Somebody says that che way to
Boive the transatlantic aviation prob
lem is to- manufacture hydrogen gas
en route. If ho had only said hot air,
now, lt;would be simple.
Another aviator has broken the
high-flight record for aeroplanes. It
happens even more frequently than
the,launching of-the largest ship or
the-death of the oldest Mason.
Horade Fletcher says that if one is
to get ?his money's worth out of a
glass o? milk he should chew it It
might be asked what kind of milk
Horaco.iis In the habit of eating.
Somehow,, we find it almost impossi
ble to get rid of the feeling that the
man who 'married the lady who was
attended hy three dogs as bridesmaids
ought to be sympathized with even if
be did go into it with his eyes open.
A Harvard, professor declares that
the late and loveless marriages are re
sponsible for the disappearance of real
Yankee blood. Most . persons have
thought this was due to the wholesale
Importation of other blood.
A Los Angeles woman used a stick
of dynamite on ber washboard, sup
posing it to be soap. The fact that
there was no explosion indicates that
the wretched makers of dynamite are
adulterating it Can't we have any
thing pure any more?
A Chicago professor has discovered
that women gossip because gossiping
gives a pleasing shock to their vaso
motor systems. Having discovered so
much. It ought to be possible to dis
cover a substitute and thus save
many innocent reputations.
"With 8,000 inventors at work per
fecting the aeroplane it might be ex
pected to solve all the difficulties of
aerial travel shortly. But when we
remember how many have been at
work on perpetual motion we are not
A dirigible balloon that recently
traveled from France to London with
seven passengers has been bought by
the British government Englishmen
agree that a craft with such Interest
ing possibilities calls'for full inspec
ta. _j" ".;?
WHAT DOES HC WANT
Cook Declares He Was Crazy
When He Fabricated.
MIGHT NOT HAYE FOUND POLE
In a Story Written IFor-a Magazine
He Pleads For Sympathy and Vin
dica Sion-Coming Back to America
New York-Dr. Frederick A.. Cook,
the Brooklyn, explorer, in an article
which, will be publihed in a maga
zine, confesses that he does not
know whether he reached tfie North
Pole or not. Dr. Cook, who has
been in hiding for over a year, has
iaformed the editors of the maga
zine publishing his story that he
will return to the United States with
his wife and children 'December 22
in order to spend Christmas here.
Dr. Cook, in his story, deals with
the psychology of his adventure and
"Did I get to the North Pole?
Perhaps I made a mistake in think
ing that I did. Perhaps I did not
make a mistake After mature
thought I confess I don't know abso
lutely whether I reached thc Pole or
not. This may come as an amazing
statement, but I am willing to startle
the world if,' by so doing, I can get
thc opportunity to present my case.
By may case I mean, not my case as
a geographical discoverer, but my
case as a man. Much as the attain
ment of the North Pole once meant
to me, the sympathy and confidence
of my fellow men mean more.
, "If, after reading my story you
say 'Cook is sincere and honest; half
crazed by months of isolation and
hunger, he believed he reached the
Pole; he is not a fakir;' then I shall
Dr. Cook tells the story of his life
and pictures what he call the over
powering ambition of exploration
that beset him until he finally cul
minated in his effort to reach the
Dr. Cook declares that at the
time he convinced himself he had
discovered the Pole, he was half
mad He spent two years in his
quest and during that time endured
hunger with privation that, he says,
would unbalance any mind.
The explorer states that it would
be impossible for any one to de
monstrate beyond question that he
ha been to the North Polei He
characterizes -the region as a region
of insanity, where one cannot b?
lieve the ; evidences gathered by
one's own eyes. >
He says that he had always look
ed upon the discoverey of the Pole
as an achievement for his own
personal satisfaction pf a craving
and desire that was greater than any
other factor in his life: When he
found how tremendous a sensac.on
his statement that he had attained
the Pole created, he was overcome
Railroad Bonds Popular.
Washington.-Railroad bonds lead
the list of the securities held by
banks of the United States, accord
ing to figures which were prepared
and made pnblie by Comptroller of
the Currency Murray. The total
holdings of bonds, stocks and other
.securities held by all the banks in
Ihe United States are $4,723,300,000
and according to Mr. Murray's cal
culations more thon one-fourth,
$1,455,100,000, arc railroad bonds.
The State banks hold all but $300,
000,000 of that total amount,
South's Corn Worth $100,000,000.
-Baton Rogue, La.-That the South '
has been enriched to the amount of
$100,000,000 by its increased corn
yield was the statement made here
by Prof. V. K. Roy, who has charge
of the boys demonstration work of
the United States department ol
agriculture and also of the agri
cultural extension courses of the
Louisiana State University. The
work of the boys corn clubs in
Louisiana has been productive of1
thousands of bushels bf com.
Standard Oil Suit in N. C.
Raleigh, N. C.-Keenest interest is
taken here in the hearing before
Police Justice Stronach in the city
court in which the Standard Oil
Company is the defendant charged
with a violation of the.North Caro
lina anti-trust law in undertaking to
stamp out competition in Raleigh by
Idian Oil Company. The Standard
Oil Company is charged with cut
ting prices in January or kerosene
gradually from 11% cents finally
down to 7% cents a gallon to destroy
This is How It Happened.
Washington.-An investigation of
tho fatal accident at Indian Head,
Md., on November 19, resulting from
a. proving test of a new 5-inch gun;
which cost the lives of 4 men, has
established the fact that the design
of the breech mechanism of the
gun is faulty. The pattern is now
The premature discharge of the
cartridge case, which blew out the
breech plugr the investigating board
finds, was due to a projecting flrjng
A Portable Guard House.
Atlanta.-East Point, an incor
porated suburb of this city, has
gained the distinction of being the
most accommodating little city in
this section. Besides having all thc
conveniences of modern cities.
East Point has provided the law
breaking element with % jail on
wheels and instead of dragging an
obstreperous "drunk" to prjson, the
town constable -hitches a couple of
mules to the prison, drives over and
loads up. On trial day the load
of malefactors is, tow&fl,ft tjg court.
FINANCES OF THE NATION
Million Dollar Surplus-October D?
ficit of $5,000,000-$34,000,000 on
Hand-$86,000,000 Gen. Fund.
- Washington.-November was a
highly favorable month for the fl
nanecs of the United Statos Treas
ury. It produced a surplus on all
accounts of nearly $1,000,003, where
October had produced a deficit of
more than $5,000,000.
' The working conditions of the na
tion's cash drawer shows a corres
ponding improvement for the
month. December opened with a
?working balance of $34,000,000 on
hand and $86,000,000 in the general
fund, an improvement of a round
52,000,000 in the cash available for
immediate operations. . This con
dition would seem to justify Secre
tary MacVeagh's confidence* in the
Treasury's ability to maintain itself
for the present Without financing.
As compared with this date last
year receipts are $14,000,000 higher
and expenditures are $5,000,000 low
er. The result of all this is that the
total deficit for this fiscal year to
date is $20,000,000 as against $44,
000,000 this time last year.
The general condition of the
Treasury's finances seems to augur
against any issue of secur" :es in
the immediate future.
PRESIDENT EIGHTH TIME.
Diaz Again Inaugurated Chief Mag
istrate of Mexico.
Mexico City.-"It is very gratify
ing to me lo say that my heart is
full of faith in the progress of a
people who, like the Mexican, has
known how lo conquer by its own
efforts a place among the lovers of
toil, after having proved its valor in
war in patriotic defense of its
country, and that never as today
could I declare that Mexico belongs
definitely to the group of nations of
assured stability, because against
the firm guarantee of peace which
we possess, no influence tending to
wards its dissolution can now or
ever shall be able to prevail.
"As to the relations between Mexi
co and the United Stales and other
iriendly nations, never have they
been more cordial, as was indicated
in a convincing manner during the
celebration of the centennial of
The above was thc authoribed^
message of President Diaz to all na-"
lions on the eve of his inaugura
tion for the eighth lime a Chief
Executive of the Mexican nation,
given expression through medium
of the Associated Press.
A feature of the inauguration pro
exam was the distribution among
Ihe poor of thousands of dollars
worth of food and blankets by the
circle of friends of President Diaz.
FIFTY YEARS ON $467 ANNUALLY.
Methodist Ministers Did This Su
ccessfully and Comfortably.
Sardis, Miss.-That for 50 years
lie has been in the service of the
Methodist Episcopal Church South'
he has never earned more than $467
yearly, and that he has never left a
debt behind, has lived comfortably
and has lived to see the third gen
eration of his descendants grow al
most to maturity, was the statement
of Rev.-Dr. G. Eachman, of this city,
before a meeting of the Historical
Society of the North Mississippi
The Doctor accentuated his re
marks by admonishing a large class
of young ministers just ordained
that the business of young minis
ters nowadays wns the salvation of
men, not the struggle for church
position and personal popularity. ?
< He deplored the /act that the
c&rgy seems to have lost Bight of
this fact In recent years,
Monster of 3,000,000 Years Ago.
New York.-The American Muse
um, of Natural History here an
nounces that it has just come into
possession of a practically complete
skeleton of a trachadon, a monster
which lived on the earth not less
than 3,000,000 years ago. It was
found in the Hell creek region of the
Bad Lands of Montana, where for
eight years the museum has been
carrying on extensive explorations.
The expenditions have been led by
Tell lt From Hill Tops.
Washington-The executive com
mittee of the Southern Commercial
congress met hero to decide on thc
date for the great commercial rally
to be held in Atlanta in the spring
of 1911. The week of March 13 was
section. The executive committee
meet in this city again December
7 to complete the details, lt is
planned to have the commercial
rally serve to emphasize to the na
tion and to the world the present
progressive conditions of the South.
Firemen Brave and True.
Gary, Ind.-Fire in the nitrator
building of the Aetna Powder Com
pany's dynamite and nitroglycer
ine mill near here destroyed 2,000
pounds of nitroglycerine and for a
time threatened the entire town of
Aetna. The fire started when the
chemicals used in making nitrogly
cerine were mixed in wrong propor
tions. In the face of possible death
practically every man in Aetna re
sponded when the alarm of fire was
turned in and confined the flames to
the one building.
Alabama Gives Soldiers $1,000,000.
. Montgomery, Ala. - Alabama's
pension disbursements to old sol
diers are increasing so rapidly, it
is said, that a bill will bo introduc
ed at the approaching legislature
for the purpose of raising a State
pension commission charged with
the duty of examining closely into
the eligibility of thc present pen
sioners and future .'pplicants. Ala
bama pays out this year almost one
million dollars to mere than 18,000
pensioners. Other States could be
VITAL PALMETTO EVENTS
Oondcensgd News Items of General
Interest Gathered Within the
State Boundary Lines.
ALL DOUBT DISPELLED
Senator Tillman Says Death Alone
Will Make Him Quit.
"RetireI" exclaimed Senator Till
man; repeating an inquiry. "I shall
not retire until they bury me; I
have no idea of quitting the- game."
The South Carolina senator was
in his committee, room at the capi
tol and appeared to be as vigorous
as he was before he was stricken
down the last session of congress.
Mr. Tillman expects to remain
there a few days only. But counts
upon coming back to Washington
carly in January, .when, he says,
the real business of 'the session
will begin. He said he felt in good
condition for work, but would not
apply himself so assiduously as
formely. Mrs. Tillman emphasized
the last remark by declaring that
she would keep him as quiet as
"Yes," said the senator, "she is
running the airship and I. guess she
will be able to keep it pretty close
to the ground."
Senator Tillman attributes his
restoration to health. to the fact
that since he got out of bed he has
been giving his attention to the
building of a big barn on his plan
tation. He said that the work benc
fitted him by giving him something
to think about besides .himself.
FOUR GET LIFE SENTENCES
Circus Men Who Murdered Youno
At the special session of the
Lexington criminal court four for
mer employes of the Hagenbeck
Wallace circus were sentenced to
life imprisonment for murdering
Paul A. Williams of Columbia on
the morning of October 2. while he
was riding on the circus train.
George Nichols, a white man, Elijah
Clark, Garland Brown and John
Wilson, three negroes, are the con
Nichols and Clark were tried and
found guilty of murder with recom
mendation lo the mercy of the court
Judge Gage directed that the same
verdict be found in the case against
Brown and Wilson, who pleaded
guilty and threw themselves on the
merfy of the court. .
The evidence which was offered
during the trial of Nichols and Clark
is best described by the words of
Judge Gage, who said, in imposing
sentence on the four prisoners: "I
have never heard in any court house
proof of a more revolting murder
than that which you have (been
found guilty of committing."
The defendants did not go on thc
In charging the jury, which
brought in a verdict of guilty with '
recommendation to mercy in the
case of Nichols and Clark, Judge
Gage told them that when two or
more men were engaged, in a com
mon enterprise, the act of one was
the act* of'all. HeT?ai?r-that it did
not matter who fired the fatal shot,.
but that all were equally guilty if
they were aiding and abetting the
Sentence was imposed upon Ed.
White, Roy Rich and Dave Woods,
found guilty of robbery. Each was
given three years.
Greenwood Growing Some.
The census director has confirm
ed the announcement of Green
wood's population as 0,614 as com
pared with i.827 t?n years ago, an
increase of nearly 2,000. This does
not include two new mill villages
and the orphanages, making a total
population of nearly 10,000.
An aeroplane factory has been
established at Sumter
Because of irregularities in the
collection of road tax, Magistrate
Lee, of Eutawville, has been re
moved by Governor Ansel.
Henry Huntley was sentenced to
bp hanged on January 6, 1911, al
Camden, by .Judge Shipp, for the
killing of Jailor Cook on Septem
ber 10 last. Jim Cox, accessory to
the crime, was given ten years, and
Mary Jones two years.
The report of the committee on
appointment, which was adopted,
suggested that thc following
amounis be raised durirng the next
year: State missions, $10,000; home
missions, $25,000; foreign missions,
$50,000; orphanage, $26,000; aged
ministers, $7,500; current support
Furman University, $7,500; mini
sterial education, $2,500; Bible
work, $1,500; total $158,000.
The 1911 Convention will be held
in Greenwood, December 5.
The convention indorsed the pro
posal to hold a convention of Bap
list laymen in Columbia during the
month of January and also received
an offer from Anderson to give a
large site and $100,000 in money to
ward thc establishment of a girls'
college in that city.- The offer was
The State board of education has
been called to meet at the State
house Friday, December 16. At this
meeting high school appropriations
will be made for the scholastic year
The trustees of Greenville Female
College were authorized to issue
$75,000 in bonds to carry out ihe
vork, there being already available
ubscriptions amounting to about
For several years there has been
mder consideration the formation
if an educational commission, the
purpose of which is to bring into a
system of co-operation the various
schools and colleges now under the
control of the convention and other
denominational schools in the Stole.
This plan was adopted and the
commjs|ion ^pojnj^i ;
NEW ERA IN RIK
ACCURACY AND PUBLICITY
PROVES TO BE A POPULAR
Prompt Response to Bold Move cf
President Vail-"Accuracy" Reduc
ed Western Union's Surplus $13,
000,000.-"Publicity" Restored Con
fidence and Its Stock Went Up.
Are the great financiers of the
country beginning to see a new light?
Time was, until recently In fact, when
ithe men at the head of the big cor
porations "kept ,thelr business to
themselves," as far aa the law would
allow. Capable men at the head of the
big concerns, long realized the weak
ness of their position, but what was
needed obviously, as in all great re
forms; was an unmistakable occasion
and a courageous man. The occasion
arose In the purchase of the Western
Union Telegraph company by the
American Telephone and Telegraph
company, and the man appeared m
Theodore N. Vail, President of the
I? waa last December when public
announcement, was made that, the
Gould holdings of Western Union had
been taken over by the Telephone
On account of the high esteem In
which the management of the tele
phone company is so generally held,
great things were predicted as a re
sult of the absorption of Western
Union. By the press of the country
the "deal" was most -favorably com
mented on, it being widely pointed
out that under the direction of such
men as Theodore N. Vail and his as
sociates, the telegraph company was
bound soon to work Itself into rt po
sition where it could offer the public
fir more efficient service than It had
ever before been able to offer.
But a very few months had elapsed
when it became apparent to the new
management that a modern and up
to-date appraisal of the company's
assets would make possible a far
greater degree of efficiency of oper
ation. "Here," they said to them
selves, "we've bought control of this
properly and we know it's immensely
valuable, but we don't know just
how valuable. These appraisals of
real estate and securities owned were
made a long time ago. If we have
a complete inventory made of every
thing we've got we can announce the
facts to the public, start a new set of
books, and begin our responsibility
to stockholders right there."
How Inventory Wac Taken.
The most expert accountants and
appraisers to be had were put at the
task. Their labors lasted over eight
months. Their report and its publi
cation by the company marks an ep
och in finance.
It began by recommending an ad
justment of the difference between
the appraised and book values by a
charge of $5,595,089 against sur
plus. ? Book values of securities held
were* reduced to market values, bad
and doubtful accounts were "charg
ed off," an allowance of $2,000,000
was made for "depreciation," another
of $500,000 for "reserve," and so on,
until the old surplus of $18,867,000
came down to $5,136,000.
It required courage, the publication
of this statement to stockholders, say
ing In effect: "The property of
your company has been reval
ued: the surplus isn't nineteen mill
ions, as you have been led to be
lieve, but five millions," but it was
the truth, and President Vail did not
Hinch. "Accuracy ana publicity," he
declared, was ess?ntial. "The 'stock
holder has a right to know. The
sihares of this company are scatter
ed from one end of the Union to the
other. This is more than a private
corporation. It is a great national
enterprise. The public is entitled to
The report was ordered published
forthwith. Financiers of the old
school and speculators generally were
aghast. What would happen? Would
the bottom drop out of Western
Union when the shareholders realiZ"
ed that their propetry was worth
113,000,000 less than they had sup
posed? But the amazing thing
happened. The stock went up and
stayed up. The public had respond
ed to this remarkable display of
frankness and confidence; to the new
raotto, "Accuracy and Publicity."
The full significance of the action
cf the new board Is stated concisely
by Harper's Weekly In these words:
"Is this policy of publicity and of
open-handed dealing with sharehold
ers and public the forerunner of a
similar movement on the part of oth
er big corporations? Certainly it is
to be hoped that it is. In the case
of these big companies, dependent
upon public patronage and doing busi
ness " under public franchise, can
there be any question of the right of
the people to know?
"That right is being recognized.
It .is recognized now in this epochal
act on the part of the telephone and
telegraph interests. It is the dawn
of a new era in corporation finance."
All measures of reformation are ef
fective in exact proportion to their
timeliness; partial decay may be cut
away and cleansed; incipient error
corrected; but there Is a point at
which corruption can no more be
stayed, nor wandering recalled. It
has been the manner of modern phil
anthropy to remain passive until that
precise period, and to leave the sick
to perish, and the foolish to 6tray.
while it spent Itself in frantic exer
tions to raise the dead, and reform the
Rider and Ridden.
I never could believe that Provi
dence had sent a few men Into the
world ready booted and spurred to
ride, and millions ready saddled and
bridled to be ridden.-Richard Rum
Longevity In Birds.
Wild geese have been known to
live to the age of 100, and the raven
commonly lives 50 years. A record is
said to be extant showing that a cock
atoo once altained the ripe old age
of 81 years. _
MARK TWAIN HONORED.
Men of Letters, Wealth and Official
Position Eulogize Lamented
Samuel N. Clemens.
New York.-The intellect, the
power and the wealth of the land
gathered at Carnegie hall to pay
tribute to the memory of Mark
Twain, whom the world loved be
cause he made it laugh.
- William Dean Howells presided,
Joe Cannon, the Speaker of the
House of Representatives that is,
and Champ Clark, the Speaker that
may be, spoke from the same plat
form. Dr. Henry Van Dyke of
Princeton, Henry Watterson, George
W. Cable, Booth Tarkington, J. Pier
pont Morgan, John Luther Long and
many others were among those in
vited. The meeting was held under
the auspices of the Academy of Arts
Speaker Cannon said he .knew
Mark Twain personally, and he de
scribed how Clemens came to
Washington in tho interest of the
"Finally," said Cannon, "he tried
to persuade me to allow him to lobby
on the very floor of Congress aAd
wrote me a letter and brought it
to me in the Speaker's room."
As read by Mr. Cannon the letter
'"Dear Uncle Joseph:
" Please get me the thanks of Con
gress, not next week, but right away
It is very necessary. Do accomplish
this at once by. persuasion if you
can, but by violence if you must, for
it is absolutely necessary that I
get on the floor for two or three
hours and talk to the Congressmen
man by man. I have arguments
with me. Also a barrel with liquid
in it. I have stayed away from
Congress and let it alone for 71
years and I am entitled to its thanks?
Congress knows this well and- it
never has publicly acknowledged its
apprecir ion. Send. me a reply at
once and with an order on the ser
geant-at-arms. With love and bene
diction. MARK TWAIN.'"
PRICES OF PULLMAN BERTHS.
Reduction is Opposed by Railroads
G?catcr Reduction Wanted.
Chicago?-An offer of the Pullman
Company to reduce the rates charg
ed for upper berths in sleeping cars
20 per con!, where lower berths
were priced more than $1.50, to
make thc prier of uppers ?1,25 as a
minimum and reduce some lower
berth rates, was opposed before the
Interstate Commerce Commission
herc by Attorneys General of four
stales and by two Railroads. Thc
Ptilli. an Company's offer left ua
.hanged Pullman seat rates, and was
lo become effective upon approval
and acceptance by the commission.
The opposition to the plan was of
fered on the part of the railroads
on the allegations thal, they would
have to stand a part of the brunt of
the lessened prices, and by Attor
neys -General on thc claim that the
reduction was not sufficient.
Red Cross Christmas Seals.
Washington. - Headquarters of
the American National Red Cross
announces that Christmas seals are
being printed at the rate of a million
a day and that already 60,000,0001
have been given out to agents
throughout the United States. At
the same time aflenlion is called to
the ruling of thc Postoffice Depart
ment that I hese slickers rrust be
placed on the back of letters and
packages and are not good for pos
It is added that (he outlook ig
bright, for selling 100.000,000 seals,
! hereby making good (he slogan of
thc campaign, "ft million for tuber
Wealthy Man Lost. .
Bristol, Tenn.-Relatives of John
C. Keys, a wealthy young farmer
who sold his farm at Dickenson,
North Dakota, for $12,000 and left
more than two weeks ago for Bris
tol, believe he has been murdered.
His trunk arrived on schedule time,
but since Saturday nothing has
been heard "of Keys. His wife is
deeply distressed and telegrams are
being.sent to try to locate him. His
route was via Chicago and Louis
ville. He carried a large sum of
Noted Criminal Hunter Resigns.
London.-Chief Inspector Dew, of
Scotland Yard, the man who direct
ed the capture of Dr. Hawley Har
vey Crippen, and whose name has
been connected with many other
important criminal cases, has ten
dered his resignation and will retire
in about a month. Inspector Dew
first came into prominence at the
time of the "Jack the Ripper" crime.
For his services in relation to those
casps he was promoted to the rank
Women's Clubs Wortli While.
New York.-Women's clubs are
superior lo men's clubs, thinks Rev.
Dr. Charles F. Aked, pastor of the
Fifth Avenue Baptist church. "A
man's club is for personal ease,
good cooking and good company,"
he said. "Thc women's clubs of
this country, so striking a feature
in our national life, are organized
for work. It may bc for education
or propaganda, or charity, or phil
anthropy. Our churches are gener
ally manned by women.
Methodist Churches Consider Union.
Baltimore.-Measures regarded by
persons well informed on the sub
ject as leading ultimately to or
ganic union of the three great
branches of American Methodism
will be considered at the meeting
here of the joint commission oh
Federation, composed of delegates
from the Methodist Episcopal
Church, Methodist Episcopal church,
South, and thc Methodist Protestant
Church. Thc commissioners, 27 in
number, are among the leading
churchmen of the denominations.
lb great success brought out many (
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Time to Think Over Suicide.
He took paris green to commit sui
cide. Too big-a dose to kill him. Emi
nent specialist happened to be called
In, and started to fix him up. "No
use," said paris green performer, "I'll
do it anyhow after you have done with
me." Doctor got mad. "If that's the
way you feel about it, you fool," he
said, "I'll not waste my time on you."
Paris green performer much aston
ished and grieved. "Well," he said,
"give me 24 hours to think lt over."
Doctor gave him 24 hours and. went
away. At the ead of .the time paris
green performer telephoned: "I've
thought it over and want to get well;
come and see roe some more."
An Unmistakable Hint.
"Young Staylate got-a delicate hint
from the young lady he was calling
on the other evening."
"What was lt?"
"She found looking at the clock and
other familiar devices useless, so she
ordered some refreshments and ber
mother sent her a plate of breakfast
Was All Right.
Howard-Did you telephone Mrs.
Howard that I would be detained" at
the office until midnight?
Office Boy-Yes, sir.
"And what did she say?"
"Said she didn't blame you-she had
made an engagement to go to the the
ater tonight herself."-Smart Set..
Some women jump at conclusions,
because they want to see how the
story ls going to end.
Fairy tales are made out. of the
dreams of the poor.-Lowell.
"The Memory Lingers"
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Battle Creek, Mich.