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Oldest Paper in South Carolina.
Ecfgef ieJd, S. C.
There is still a placo for the horse
tn this auto-flying age.
Progressive fanners are now plow
ing hy gasoline, thus having more
hay to sell.
Will the international school of
peace organize a football team and
go-ont after the championship?
A Winsted (Conn.) farmer has
trained a rooster to ride a bicycle.
Thia ls something to crow about
A Swiss doctor says that drunkards
live longer than total abstainers.
Still, even this is no excuse for being
It is planned to unionize the hoboes.
Excellent. And then stop them from
working other people after union
Montenegro Is a kingdom now In
stead of a mere principality. Over in
Montenegro there are people proba
bly who think we care.
The man who introduced moving
pictures into this country is dead, but
whether he died remorseful or unre
pentant the dispatches do not say.
That New York professor who de
clares college women have not "made
good" cannot successfully maintain
that they have not made good fudge.
A hobble skirt in which a disguised
burglar tried to escape assisted
greatly in his capture. Thus we see
that even the hobble skirt hath its
Meat prices have come down, ac
cording to market reports, but some
ot the local dealers evidently don't
read the papers. Somebody ought to
While it is true that one makes ac
quaintances with queer people on
one's vacation, it is not always nec
essary to go on a vacation to achieve
The latest' thing at Newport is a
rag-time bear dinner. A bull and bear
dance would look pretty lively, only
it would be unpleasantly suggestive
A motorcycle ran against the rear
end of an Indiana mule the other day,
?nd lt is reported that two or three
pieces of. the mac hine were afterward
found almost intact
One of the Harvard professors pa
theticallyL declares that Yankee blood
- ~2t""l>anirnoTe rn ai. una i>t?u.
and ironed'by a fastidious woman was
pronounced a counterfeit. The public,
evidently, is familiar only with filthy
That Long Island judge who ruled
that $8,000 a year is enough for the
?ducation of a sixteen-year-old girl
doubtless had In his crude masculine
mind only the useful things. Other
Muds cost more.
; A Chicago woman, in suing for di
vorce, declares that, her husband's
stenographer looked at him "longing
ly, lovingly, sweetly and invitingly."
That stenographer certainly must
have been a good looker.
A Mississippi man who put a stick
ci dynamite in his pocket and then fell
c.own with It will recover from his in
juries. A man so favored by pure
"dumb luck" as this ought to be in
steady demand as a mascot
The story from New York that
loans to the aggregate of $50,000,000
have been negotiated abroad indicates
that American credit is excellent and
also that the money is likely to be
pat where it will do the most good in
promoting American enterprises. In
cidentally it is proof that the money
market is by no means as "hard" as
had been supposed.
California is one of the western
states which shows rapid growth. The
census figures just announced give
California a population of 2,377,549, a
gain of 60.1 per cent over 1900. This
ls the largest increase made by any
state from which the final census
returns have yet been received, and
shows th?t "the glorious climate of
California" and other allurements are
attracting settlers quite as numerous
ly as did the gold fever of '49 and
If shoveling in coal and carrying
out the ashes were all there is to run
ning a furnace it would be excellent
exercise. But many a man becomes
dangerously fatigued when it comes to1
writing out checks for the coal mer
An Indiana man died recently after
having lived for ninety years without
ever ' having had his face shaved or
his hair cut, so he claimed, but the
story seems incredible. Surely his
mother must have cut his hair when
he was too young to put up a fight
Oh, no, If a train load of prize ap
ples were wrecked while passing
through a city the small boys would
not know what to do.
A Gotham magistrate, who is a Sol
emf-a in his v.-ay, has decided that a
man may take a second look at a
pretty woman without being amena
ble to the law for staring. This deci
sion is doubtless based on the great
hum.in fact that no law made by man
could ever prevent a normal, sensible
man from taking a second look at a
COLUMBIA AND CAROLINA
JAILS ARE DANGEROUS.
in Case of Fire Prisoners Would be
Roasted to Death.
That the lives of the prisoners con
fined in many of the county jails of
South Carolina are in danger from the
lack of proper protection from fire is
the substance of a statement made in
the annual report of B. A. Wharton,
'deputy, made to Insurance Commis
sioner McMaster which will be sent to
the general assembly.
"I have inspected most of the
county jails," says Mr. Wharton, "and
I fiad, in many instances, that con
ditions are dangerous to the safety
of ihe lives of occupants. In many
instances there is only one exit from
the second or third floor with many
locks and doors to be opened before
being free from cells."
That there are many cells with
wooden floors, ceilings and stairways
is the statement made in the report.
"There are ver:'' few fire extinguish
ers in the jails," continues the report
The suggestion is made that all
jails L.e provided with steel cells, ce
ment or metal floors, metal ceilings,
iron stairways and fire extinguishers.
"A man derprived of his liberty by
the law should at least have his life
protected while m the custody of the
law," concludes the report.
CAROLINA GLASS CO. CASE. '
State Gets $17,550.07 Paid by Colum
bia Local Bank.
The Columbia dispensary board has
turned over to the dispensary com
mission, through the chairman, Dr. W.
J. Murray of that city, $17,550.07 owed
the Carolina Glass Company. This is
only about ?5.000 less than the State
claims the glass company owes it on
account of the over-judgement found
against the Columbia concern by the
State dispensary commission. The
action of the dispensary commission
is under the 1910 Act, by which the
fuads in the county dispensaries
were provided to be turned over for
over-judgment to the dispensary com
mission. There was a claim of about
$51,000 against the Glass Company on
the part of the State. There was an
account of the Glass Company against
the State for about $23,000. The com
mission has been seeking to collect
The Supreme Court recently de
declared, in deciding the Glass Com
pany case, that there was no lien on
the company's property. The Glass
Company announced some months
ago that the case would go higher.
Circular on Textile Industry.
A textile directory, the first com
plete Circular Of its nature Vino hepn
Want Verdict to Stsnd.
A petition is being circulated and
largely signed by the business .men
and citizens generally at Yorkville
adressed to Gov. Ansel and Attorney
General Lyon, requesting him not to
take the Southern merger suit to the
Supreme Court hut let the verdict
stand as rendered.
Rab.es Claimed One.
In the report of Dr. F. A. Coward,
of the State laboratory, it is pointed
out that only one death from rabies
resulted during the year. The death
was Will Chisolm, of Charleston, who
was bitten on the nose by a mad dog.
Bulletin on Tuberculosis.
The State board of health has Is
sued a bulletin on tuberculosis. The
subject is fully treated and of partic
ular interest is the section discuss
ing the fact that tuberculosis is not
necessarily incurable. The bulletin
departs from the ordinary custom of
the State board of health and de
nounces the fraud of "those who ex
ploit and advertise fake tuberculosis
cures." Fifteen million dollars per
year is the amount so taken from the
people, writes Dr. Williams.
Heptasophs Must "Show" McMaster.
The Improved Order of Heptasophs
has been ordered to show cause be
fore Insurance Commissioner McMas
ter why its license to do business in
South Carolina should not te revoked.
The grounds for revocations are that
the company, it is alleged, refused to
allow an examination of its condition.
The headquarters of the order are lo
cated in Baltimore. This announce
ment was made in a letter addressed
by the insurance commissioner to the
general offices of the order.
National Civic Federation Delegates.
Gov. Ansel has appointed delegates
from South Carolina to the annual
meeting of the National Civic Federa
tion, which is to be held in New
York city on January *12, 13 and 14.
The following delegates were ap
pointed: L. W. Parker, Greenville;
George Johnstone, Newberry; Rev. H.
A. White, Columbia, August Ko lin,
Columbia, Bright Williamson, Darling
ton; B. H. Moss, Orangeburg; John
B. Cleveland, Spartanburg; T. K.
Elliott, Winnsboro, and W. W. Lewis,
Condition Textile Industry 1910.
. A number of statistical statements
issued by the department of agricul
ture gives in detail tho condition of
the textile industry. The report
shows a decided improvement in the
child labor condition. There were
only 249 children under 12 yours cf
age at work in the mills. It is point
ed out in the report that the gradual
change from coarse to high gracie
goods is now being felt as is shown
hy the decrease of 26.44?? bales cf
cotton consumed during thc year by
Record of Murder and Suicide
in One Day.
WHISKEY PLAYS LEADING PART
Little Girl's Head Split Open by Big
Automobile-Fights Result h Death
and Injuries-Suicides Committed
For Various Reasons.
Wilmington, N. C.-While on their
way across the street to show a play
mate a horn gotten from a Christinas
tree, Adell Rowan, the t-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs., Newton
Rowan, was instantly killed, in front
of her home at Delgado by beinjg
struck by an automobile owned and
driven by Mr. N. B. Rankin, a banker
of this city, who was returning with
his wife and daughter and friend from
Wrightsvllle sound. The froat wheel
of the automobile struck the child in
the back of the head, splitting it in
twain, parts of the brain being scat
tered here and there for some dis
Asheville, N. C.-A double tragedy
was enacted at Dorsett's postoffice in
Swain county, several miles from
Bryson City, when Oscar Clark shot
and almost instantly killed D. J. Cal
houn and then turning his pistol on
the slain man's brother, J. P. Calhoun,
shot him twice, inflicting wounds from
which he died at the Mission hospital
Bluefield, W. Va-Swaying away
continuously for ten minutes Hamil
ton Cook almost completely severed
the head of Frank Dannett from his
body at the home of the latter at
Lex, about fifty miles from here.
Cook, who was a boarder at Dennett's
home, found his victim in a drunken
stupor in bed.
Petersburg, Va.-Declaring he would
kill L. Y. Fox, a Darville, Dinwiddie
county, merchant, because he would
not lend him a horse and buggy Wil
lis Rhoads, a negro, killed Sherman
Steward, .colored, aged 35, when Stew
iird remonstrated, asking Rhoads to
postpone the murder till after Christ
mas, that being no day for such an
act. Rhoads escaped.
Galveston, Texas.-Arthur J. Baum,
a well-known cotton broker, who in
augurated the movement a few
months ago for a monument to the
"Black Mammy" committed suicide
at a hotel here.
ui.u pciuapa luiany wounded David j
Braswell. Both are young white men
about 21 and were at the home of Ed
Hollingsworth for dinner. Breswell
was shot in the head.
Mother is 12 Years Old.
Louisville, Ky-At a time when
most children are playing with dolls
and enjoying what Santa Claus put in
their stockings, Virginia Schofield is
the mother of a baby boy.
She was 12 years old October 21
last. At the instance of David Scho
field, the child's father, George Har
bin Thurman, aged 16, was arrested
on a statutory charge. The mother
and child are doing well.
Two Deaths From Flying.
Paris-The worst aeroplane acci
dent in the history of French aviation
occurred at Issy when Marquie
Mario Paulla and Alexandre Laffon,
chief pilot of the Antoinette school of
aviation, were killed in a 200-foot fall
of their Antoinette monoplane.
Laffon's wife witnessed the tragedy.
Within 15 minutes of the time she
kissed the daring husband farewell
she threw herself in a paroxysm of
grief over his mangled body. She is
in a critical condition from the shock.
Wed 60 Years; Never Fussed.
Cleveland, Ohio.-Marriage is a suc
cess, say Mr. and Mrs. Max Dubinsky,
respectively 80 and 77 years old, who
celebrated their sixtieth wedding an
The Dubinskys were married in
Riga, Russia, when he was a lad of 20
and she a lass of 17. Dubinsky says
the only way is to marry young.
Both say that they never quarreled.
They are hale and hearty and hope to
live to celebrate their seventieth wed
Prison Term Killed Her.
London.-As a result of hardships
endured while suffering imprisonment
for assault at the last suffragette raid
on Parliament, Mrs. Clarke, sister of
Mrs. Emeline Pankhurst, died at her
home in Brighton, immediately follow
ing her release from prison. Mrs.
Clarke, it is alleged, was harshly
treated in prison and forced to eat
such coarse food that her health
broke down. The suffragettes are
planning to demand a Parliamentary
investigation of her treatment in
Cats Carry Consumption.
Cleveland-That cats spread tuber
culosis and are a meuace to health
was declared by Dr. Thomas W. Clark
of Lakewood, who w.thin the last six
months has conducted more than a
hundred feline autopsies. Dr. Clark
said he had as a patient the head of a
family who was afflicted with tubercu
losis. From the history of the cdse
the doctor was convinced that the ;
family cat had brought the disease to :
thc horse. In his examination a hun
dred or more cats were killed and e'x-i
a mined by him. | j
SCALED THE MOUNTAINS.
Arch Hoxsey Flew Over California
Mountains-Could Transport Sol
diers Over Route.
Los Angeles, Cal.-Arch Hoxsey, of
Pasadena, Cal., honlder of the world's
champion aeroplane altitude record
11,474 feet-flew over Mount Wilson,
the highest peak of the mountain
range that rims the valley in which
Los Angeles, Pasadena, and the towns
of the orange bel? tte.
Under ideal weather conditions, he
soared 10,005 feet into the sky, and
cleared the crest of Mount Wilson
with 4,200 feet to spare.
Lieutenant Vernon Boiler of Fort
Whipple, Ariz., and several other
army officers asserted Hoxsey's per
formance pointed a new way of trans
porting armies across mountain
ranges. He said that a thousand bi
planes could transport an army of 10,
000 men across mountains as high as
the Alpas in a day.
Hoxsey used a Wright biplane,
equipped for passenger service and
he made the journey from the field to
a point beyond the mountains in one
hour and 28 minutes. The distance is
estimated at 34 miles.
News of his success was flashed to
the aviation field by telephone 1'rom
the Carnegie Solar Observatory on
Mount Wilson .directly above which
the aviator soared. Hoxsey said that
it was fearfully cold and is certain
that if he had had a recording ther
mometer with him, it would have
showed the temperature of the upper
altitude to be far below zero.
Just before the close of the after
noon's events the crowd got another
thrill by an accident which nearly re
sulted in the death of Hubert Latham,
the French aeroplane expert, who
made a valiant attempt to save Glenn
Martin, a California novice.
After successfully negotiating the
course once, Martin was blown far to
the south of the field, where he nar
rowly escaped disaster several times
among the high wires and trees. By
skillful maneouvering of his machine
he finally tacked back to the course
and the crash came as he was trying
to make a landing. Two or three
thousand men and -women were with
in a few feet of him when he dash
ed into the wire fence just in front
of the grandstand. Latham was in
front of the judges box when Martin
brought his machine to earth.
Latham saw the danger and rush
ing out, caught hold of the machine
and desperately tried to turn it away
from the fence, but miscalculated its
speed and was dashed to the ground.
The running gear of the machine,
which weighs 900 pounds, missed
Latham's face only by a few inches,
and Martin and his biplane sped into
the fence with force enough to break
the iron posts upon which the wire
....... ii. ?lia., a ui?uuarge trom all
dabts and claims made payable
against his estate and which existed
August 7, 1908. Attorneys declared
Thaw's recognized creditors would re
ceive 20 per cent of their accounts ac
cording to the bankruptcy petition.
Thaw's liabilities were $453,140, with
assets of $128,017.
Demand for Babies Very Strong.
Houston, Texas.-The train from
New York bearing fifty-three orphan
ed and foundling babies arrived at
Houston. The demand for the tiny
folk proved so strong that the quota
for this city was speedily exhausted
and the supply destined for San An
tonio narrowly missed confiscation.
Sale of Mail in Dead Letter Office.
Washington-The sale of articles
accumulated in the division of dead
letters of the Postoffice Department
embraced 7,391 catalogue items, ag
gregating $9,846.80, or an average of
$1.33 for each parcel sold. The net
revenue, $8,739.75, will be deposited
to the credit of the postal revenue.
The merchandise embraced undeliv
ered matter of salable value, for
which owners could not be found, re
ceived during the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1909, and represented salable
articles found in 130,495 parcels.
Winter and Summer Unite.
Red Hill, Pa.-The youngest and
oldest brides of the year in Perkio
mon Valley are now honeymooning.
Miss Mamie York, sixteen, and Mrs.
Lydia Long, seventy-two, are two of
the thirty girls who were married.
Miss York, who is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred York, of this
place, was married to Harry H. Br^y,
who is one year her senior. Mrs.
Long became the wife of Harry Ben
der, a^widower of fifty, a few minutes
after the younger couple were mar
ried by Rev. G. W. Lutz.
Mistletoe Berries Kill Children.
Bokoshe, Ala.-Three children are
dead and two others are declared to
be dying here as a result of eating
mistletoe berries. During a celebra
tion at the home of Frank Wright, a
farmer, two of his children, aged five
and four years, were discovered feast
ing on the berries. Physicians were
summoned, but their efforts were un
Thee children on the neighboring
farm of Benjamin White became ill
from the same cause. One is dead
and the others will die.
People to thc Square Mlle.
Washington-Rhode Island has 508.5
people to the square mile, thus, ac
cording to census bureau figures,
leading the list of States in the mat
ter of density of population. Nevada
with only seven-tenths of a person to
the mile, finds a place at the trend of
The figures for other States in
clude: Tennessee. 2.4: South Caro
lina, 49.7; North Carolina, 45.3;
GfcrgK 44.4: Ah^-arca, 4?.7; Missis
sippi, 3S.S; Louisiana. 36.5; Arkan
sas, 30; Texas, 14.8; Florida, 13.7.
Commander Sims' Speech at
GAVE OFFENSE TO OTHER MEN
Responding to Address of Welcome
Naval Officer Declares Every Amer
ican Would Help England in Case
of War-President Has it in Hand.
Washington.-The case of Comman
der William S. Sims, of the United
States ship Minnesota, who, according
to press reports, delivered a distinctly
pro-British speech at a banquet in
London, December 3, and which has
been regarded as offensive by citizens
of other nations, is now in the hands
nf President Taft. In response to a
cablegram from Secretary Meyer ask
ing for an oflicial report of the exact
sentiments expressed by Commander
Sims, Rear Admiral Murdock, com
manding the third division of the At
lantic fleet, to which the Minnesota
is attached, has made a cable reply to
the Secretary, giving the substance of
the commander's remarks. Secretary
Meyer has referred the matter to the
President as commander in chief of
the navy, for such action as he deem
ed the incident warranted.
No inkling of the nature of Admiral
Murdock's cablegram .was obtainable
at the Navy Department.
The banquet at which the speech
was delivered was given in honor of
the officers and men of the American
fleet in the English channel and was
one of the functions which maliced
the visit of the vessels to English and
French ports. Replying to the wel
coming speech of the Lord Mayor of
London, Commander Sims, according
to the press dispatches, said that,
speaking for himself, he believed that
If the time ever came when the Brit
ish Empire was menaced by ah ex
ternal army they might count on
avery man, every drop of blood, every
ship and every dollar of their man
kind across the sea.
Apportionment of Members Under
1910 Census Returns.
Washington.-The coming congres
sional apportionment will provide for
a total membership of 435 in the
House of Representatives, according
to present indications. This would
mean one member to every 211.70Q_.
i>ui uunuient on tne represeiiLituuu w
the different States. Of the sixteen
members of the committee, eleven
members are from States which
would lose one or more representa
tives if the present number of mem
bers of the entire House is maintain
ed in the light of the population
shown by the census just completed,
it is likely that these States will not
only be protected but as Mr. Crum
packer and others believe, that an
increase to four hundred and thirty
five will solve the problem before the
House, that being the least number
that will s?ve every State from any
loss in the numerical strength of its
delegation at Washington.
Four Babies in Her Stocking.
New York-Santa Claus and the
3tork combined forces, bringing not
only joy and an abundance of good
things to the home of Mr. and Mrs.
John Cortright, of Sebring's Mills,
near Dunellen, N. J., but a quartet of
babies, whose combined weight is
Among gifts sent to the infants
were two little cribs and a pair of go
carts, each capable of holding four in
fants, besides rattles, blankets, under
wear and provender of all kinds.
Veteran's Sad Condition.
Winsted, Conn.-A dangerous ma
niac since the Civil War, Cornelius S.
Dayton has lived for 45 years in a
cage like a wild beast His condition
is said to be due to a sunstroke he
received while on a battlefield.
Dwight W. Thrall, of Hartford, and
John F. Simmons, agents of the State
Humane Society, visited the farm, on
the Winchester road, and found Day
ton pacing up and down his cell,
carrying a spoon as he did his gun
in the war.
400 Rifle Shots a Minute.
Springfield, Mass.-Expert- machin
ists are at work in the United States
Government shops in this city per
fecting improvements on a French
gun that can be carried by every sol
dier, and Is said to be almost as de
structive as the Maxim. The new
prearm is called the Benet-Mercier,
and has a capacity of 400 shots a min
ute. It differs from the Maxim, which
has a capacity of 600 shots a minute,
in that it weighs only 20 pounds, and
can be carried by each member of a
Seven Bales on Three Acres.
Washington-By combining thor
ough tillage, crop rotation, barnyard
manure, and a judicious use of com
mercial fertilizers, Mr. W. H. Dubose,
of Brunbridge, Ala., has succeeded in
producing seven bales of cotton from
a chrce acre tract, using nothing but
the ordinary cotton seed, the cost per
acre being S3S.50, as follows: break
ing the land, $3.50; rebedding, $2.00;
hoeing, $1.50; cultivating, $S.00; pick
ing $10.00; ginning, $4.60; and haul
ing, $3.00. On the three-acre tract
Mr. Dubose cleared over $4CO.O0.
BANKS TO CHANGE BOOKS !
National Bank at Quanah, Texas,
Hoodwinks Examiners For Two
Years-System For All Banks.
the fv ced liquidation of the Quanah
National bank of Quanah, Tex., sever
al days ago, caused the comptroller ol
the currency to issue an order direct
ing every one of the seven thousand
and two hundred national banks in
the United States to install what prac
tically amounts to a uniform system
Investigation of the Quanah bank
discloses that it had been doing busi
ness for the last two years, although
undoubtedly insolvent, and although
inspected at regular intervals by na
tional bank examiners that during
that time the examiners were unable
to learn the bank's true condition
largely because the management re
fused to keep a proper record of its
business transactions, 'and that the
entire capital of $50,000 and probably
some of the $38,000 surplus was paid
out to stockholders as dividends.
In a statement issued, Comptroller
Murray concedes that his examiners
were hoodwinked for two years by the
way the bank handled its note *.
Reports to headquarters sho v that
an examiner finally did become sus
picious shortly before the bank s clos
ing and insisted that a new set of
books be installed. This the officials
did under protest, the report saj's; but
they abandoned the new system to re
turn to the old one two days later
after the examiner had left town. Re1
turning to Quanah unexpectedly, the
examiner found the change and re
ported it by telegraph to Washington.
To insure a system of book-keeping
by which the true conditions of a na
tional bank can be determined at any
moment, the order issued directs ex
aminers on finding a bank whose
exact condition they cannot determine
to report the fact by telegraph to
Washington and give the management
of the bank thirty days to install the
"At the end of that period," says
the comptroller's order, "the examiner
will return to the bank at its expense
to determine if instructions have been
complied with and if the necessary
books have not been installed, he will
remain in the bank at its expense
until such books are installed under
the direction and supervision of the
Appeal in Southern Merger Suit.
Columbia, S. C.-Attorney General
Lyon has filed notice of appeal with
lhe_Sunremfi Hourr. nf Smith-Claml****- -
instructions from the Legislature.
Held License 19 Years.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-After holding a
marriage license for more t'aan 19
years, Peter Cinca, 56 years old, and
Miss Theresa Laviero, 51 yean; old, of
Lattimer, near here, were recently
married according to the return of the
marriage license which reached the
The license was issued to them on
May 7, 1891, and for some reason,
which the official paper did not speci
fy, they put off their marriage from
that time until a month ago, being
finally married on November 25.
Rev. A. Capieno.
Boy's Punishments for $5 Theft
New Orleans-For robbing che
stamp drawer of the post-office at Ber
wick, La., of $5 in pennies. Marshall
Bowdonix, aged 14, was sentenced by
Judge Foster in the Unite'5. States
circuit court to 7 years in the Federal
reformatory at Washington.
3,739,000 Poles Used in 1909.
Washington-During the year 1910
there were 3,739,00 telegraph and
telephone poles used in this country,
according to a report of the census
Woman's Strange Disease.
New Orleans-Because Mrs. Minnie
Roch, of this city, is a sufferer from a
very rare disease, bleeding under the
skin, and because, as she alleges, a
street car conductor took hold of her
with more force than courtesy, the
New Orleans Railway Company, ac
cording to the decree of the courts,
must pay Mr?. Roch $1,107.
The grasp of her arm by the con
ductor started a subcutaneous hem
orrhage, which could not be stopped
for some time.
Son Killed Mother's Enemy.
Macon, Ga.-Witchel Smith, aged
12, pulled his father's shotgun from
behind a counter in the isolated coun
try store of his parents and emptied
a charge of buckshot into the head
of an unknown stranger who was at
tempting to assault his mother. He
made an indecent proposal to the wo
man, according to her story, and fol
lowed it up with an attempt to drag
her out to his wagon. The boy cooly
picked up the gun and killed him with
one shot. ,
Paid Well for Doing His Duty.
Washington-Richard B. Parr, the
customs detective who discovered the
steel springs in the 'scales of the
American Sugar Refining Company's
dock at Williamsburg, and furnished
most of the evidence through which
more than $3,000,000 has been return
ed to the Federal Treasury gets his
reward. Ho was paid $20,000 some
time ago, but the Treasury had no
more funds to complete payment. The
urgency deficiency bill passed by Con
gress carried an item of $00,000 and of
that $30,000 will go to Parr.
Indicted Trust Individuals Fear
NO HOPE GIVEN FOR LENIENCY.
Attorney General Wickersham Will
Demand Prison Terms For Guilty
Members of Bath Tub Trust-No
Washington.-Attorneys ' for somej
of the individuals indicted as mem
bers of the so-called "bath-tub trust"
for alleged violations of the anti-trust
act came to the Department of Justice
in the interest of their clients, who,
in the event of their conviction and
of the court's acceptance: of the de?
dared policy of AttorneyV General
Wickersham to "stand for nt) more
fines" are threatened with jail sen
They were given to - understand, it
was said, that jail sentences will be
insisted upon and were informed that
their clients will be expected in the
United States circuit court at Detroit
on January 4 to give bail in the sum
of $4,000 each.' The attorneys for
the indicted men indicated they would '
not make it necessary for the govern
ment to start fifty removal suits to
get the fifty defendants together on
The offer of compromise said~<o^|
have been tendered by the visiting
lawyers was in effect that the Stan
dard Sanitary Manufacturing Com-'
pany and other defendants in the civil
action should appear before the Unit
ed States circuit court at Baltimore
and consent to the permanent injune- j
ti on the government asks, if the gov
ernment would be satisfied with fines
and no jail sentences in the criminal
action. It was pointed out that an .
effectual dissolution of the offensive
combination the government charges
would be effected if the injunction
were agreed to.
The Department of Justice, how-.?
ever, thinks the combination is as j
good as dissolved. This week it learn
ed that four concerns in the combine j
sent out letters to the trade that they ?
were no longer parties to the alleged?
The recent declaration of Attorney
General Wickersham, following the !
window-glass trust case'in Pittsburg,
that he would insist oh prison sen
tences in all future com .tions in
anti-trust casis was the answer to the
In 2020 There, Will be No Childrer
tere will be no chil
.Ited States under 5
ie year 2020. Babies,
1 haye disappeared
. Willcox of Corn?
aced to the Amei
-v.au. ?iaui -?dociation at Ita con-,
"There is proportionately more'
race suicide in the United States than
in France," said Professor Willcox.
An endowment for the stork was
recommended to the American Socia
logical Association by George Elliot
Howard, professor of sociology in the
University of Nebraska. In an ad
dress on "The Social Control of Do
mestic Relations" he declared the
State should honor motherhood by
"Parents who raise families/' he
said, "are entitled to payment and
security from the State the same as
the soldier or the judge or any other
Sugar Frauds at New Orleans.
New Orleans.-That the Federal
government has been defrauded out
of more than a million dollars on
import duties at New Orleans through
false weights and improper grading
of sugar wa? developed by the grand
jury investigation which was in prog
ress here for two weeks before the
holidays, according to unofficial in- , -
formation made public here. The *>4
government will bring suits against jj
certain sugar refineries to recover the !
alleged unpaid duties.
Shame on Ohioans.-.^^^
West Union, Ohio.-A dozen^meK
when Judge Blair opened court
tramped into the court and without
the least evidence of shame confessed
that they had sold their votes for
trifling sums. Seventy-three true
bills, the smallest day's work for a
jong while, were reported by the
grand jury bringing the total indict-,
ments up to 1,071. Of this number
677 have already pleaded guilty. M
Forty men, uninvited, and as yet un- \j
indicted, have come to 'the cour^!
house to enter pleas of guilty.
Life Saving Service's Work.
Washington-Out of a total of 6,661
persons involved in 1,463 disasters tx>4
vessels of all classes within the scope^
of the United States life saving sei
vice, only 53 lives were lost and but
74 vessels were completely destroyed,
according to the annual report of S. I.
Kimball, general. superintendent of
tho service for the fiscal year which
ended June 30 last.
The net expenditures for maintain
ing the service for the year were
Preacher Knew What to Do. _
Knoxville, Tenn.-The moment he
emerged from the day coach where
he was riding when a Southern Rail
way wreck occurred at Mascot, Rev.
J. A. Bayler, pastor of State
Street M.-E. Church, South, of Bris
tol, and formerly of Chattanooga, in
stantly grabbed a handkerchief and .
ran a half mile up the track to flag
any other trains that might be com
ing. Rev. Mr. Bayler, who is one of
the most prominent ministers in the. ,
Holston conference, was formerly a'.'^