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EDGEFIELD, & C.
BRIEF NEWS NOTES
FOR THE BUSY MAN
MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS OF
THE PAST WEEK TOLD IN
WORLD'S NEWS EPITOMIZED
Complete Review of Happenings of
Greatest Interest From All
Parts of World.
Voters of Jefferson county, Alabama,
in which is located the city of Bir
mingham, declared for the open sa
loon and rejected the plan to establish
a dispensary in this city. The "wet"
majority is estimated at something
over 1,000 votes. The county beats
gave the dispensary a small majority,
but this lead was soon killed when
votes in the city wards were counted.
Under the Smith liquor law Birming
ham will have 44 saloons to be con
trolled by an excise commisssion to be
appointed by the governor.
Commissioner of Agriculture Kolb
of Alabama has heard from six com
missioners of agriculture of the South,
in answer to inquires, in which the
information is given that a general
crop deterioration is noticeable. The
average is given as 20 per cent. Ten
nessee is the only one of six states
which announces no depreciation of
the crop, while the commissioners of
Corida, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississip
pi and Arkansas announce a deterio
ration of 20 per cent. each.
Reports received by Secretary Reid
of the South Carolina Farmers' union
indicate that the cotton crop in a
score of counties of the state will av
erage from 50 to 80 per cent. The
general average for the counties is
about 75 per cent. A report of all
counties and a general average for
the state will be announced later. The
. information is being gathered by the
State Farmers' union to prevent the
fanners of the state from selling cot
ton at a price too low.
While three thousand men, women
and children stood by, shouting their
approval, Peter Carter, a negro, who
had previously been baptured by three
members of his own race, and idtnti
fied as the man who had attacked Mrs.
Minnie Spraggins, wife of a farmer,
was burned to death on a brush-pile
in the main street of Purcell, Okla.
Two deputy sheriffs who attempted
to rescue the negro from the crowd
were overpowered and locked in the
Internal revenue officers in search
.of illicit distilleries near . Winston-Sa
lem, N. C., have discovered that a new
weapon is being used to discourage
their investigations by two revenue
officers, who just missed stepping into
a large steep trap presumably set for
them by "moonshiners." The officers
had destroyed an illicit still recently,
and were pursuing their investigations
when one of them saw the trap just
In time to avoid their being caught.
Representatives of 66.000 farmers of
the bright tobacco belt of Virginia and
3iorth Carolina, allied with the Farm
ers' Educational and Co-operative un
ion, in executive session at Greens
boro, N. C., entered into an agree
ment to pool the 1911 tobacco crop
until a price of not less than 15 cents
per pound is obtained in any section;
the "bright" grade of tobacco will be
held for 20 cents. Details of the
agreement were withheld.
"Hold cotton for 13 cents." is the
Advice to be formally given to farmers'
organizations by a committee consist
ing of Senator Williams of Mississippi
and Senator Owen of Oklahoma and
Representaive Burleson of Texas, rep
resenting a conference of senators and
representatives^ from several cotton
growing states. A committee will urge
the state banking associations to co
operate against "the bearish move
ment of the speculators."
Sailing serenely over New York,
Harry N. Atwood, the Boston aviator,
arrived there in his aeroplane, the first
man in history to travel 1,265 miles
in a heavier-than-air machine. He not
only broke the world's record, covering
1,265' miles in an air line, or perhaps
100 more miles with his detours, but
he flew all the way in the same bi
plane, and with no important mishaps.
Atwood's flight is comparable only to
that made by fast trains, for he cov
ered the distance from St. Louis to
New york lu un actiial flying time
of 28 hours and 31 minutes.
The Marquis of Queensberry, who
landed in New York several days ago
to "make his fortune" in America, has
gone to work as a special sporting
writer for a Chicago daily newspa
The members of the Federation of
Railway Employees of the Illinois
Central voted to strike.
Ex-president Roosevelt in a letter
to the editor of the Pittsburg Leader
says: "I must ask not only you, but
every friend I have to see to it that
no movement whatever is made to
bring me forward for the nomination
The national monetary commission
will close its work on March 31 next.
The senate accepted the house amend
ments to the senate measure and the
bill was then ready for the president's
Governors of twenty-three states
have declared themselves in favor of
uniform divorce laws.
hTe jurors who convicted Capt. Pe
ter C. Hains, United States army, of
the murder of William E. Annis, three
years ago, it wajs learned, have sent
a petition to Governor Dix asking the
pardon of Hains, who is now serving
a sentence in Sing Sing.
J. Prank Skinner, the tallest '.
the world, died at his home in J
ta, Ga., after a long illness. H
seven feet and four inches
[ He was at one time with a circi
j traveled Europe as the "tall
but for the past ten years has
a drummer. While he was ]
than the ordinary man, still he
from a family of tall people, his i
father being the tallest man G<
ever produced. He was nearly
That New York can already
claim to be the largest city ii
world is shown by a comparisi
the census just completed in Lc
with the health department's est
of Xew York's numbers. The
lation o fthe administrative count
city of London is 4,522,628, as
pared with 4.9S8.3S5. the populati
the administrative boroughs of
York City. London's death ra
given as 19.1, while Xew Yori
Speeding eastward behind time
high Valley passenger train No. .
into a spread rail on a trestle
Manchester, N. Y., and two day c
es from the rear section of the
plunged downward 40 feet, str
the east embankment like a pa
projectiles. In the awful plunge
crash at least forty persons
killed and more than eighty inj
The mortality was high among
cider passengers, most of whom
veterans of the Civil war and
Rioting occurred at Bargoed, OE
Giamorgean border, near New
England. A dozen English and
ish shops were wrecked and lo?
Troops were called to the assist
of the police and dispersed the wi
ers. No further rioting has occu
in the Monmouthshire valley to
but the threatening attitude of
mobs at Tredegar and Rhymney
cessitates the continued presence t
of soldiers. Many Jewish families
leaving the country.
An answer was filed by Harrj
Thaw, through his attorney, to the
tition of his wife, Evelyn Nesbit Tl
in which Judge L. L. Davis was ai
to appoint a lunacy commission
take charge of the income of Tha?
Pennsylvania and provide for the
port of his wife. Thaw's incomi
said to be $60,000 a year. Thaw cia
the verdict of the jury in New \
state was not a finding that he
An interesting feature of thc
minion election campaign was a
orous denunciation at Winnipeg. \
itoba, of the Laurier government
Joseph Martin, M. P., for London, E
land, former attorney general of ii
itoba, and ex-premier of British
lumbia. Martin is strong for recipi
iiy. "Reciprocity will undoubte
mean more money for Canada, ?
more money for Canadians, and wo
be a good thing for Canada in t
respect," said Martin.
President Taft has selected so
of the subjects on which he will sp?
on his Western trip that will be
next month. He told callers that
tariff, peace and arbitration, currei
reform, reciprocity and conservati
probably, would form a nucleus for .
speechmaking. He will make
dresses on many other subjects, 1
the topics named would make a si
of "big five" around which speed
that he deemed less important mif
On the eve of nis forty-day swi
around the circle, on which Reput
can leaders expect him to define t
issues for the campaign of 1912, Pr
ident Taft announced himself unalt
ably opposed to the "nostrums" nf :
form, which, he declared, "den
gogues" and "theoretical extremist
have advanced for the solution of t
problem of concentrated wealth in tl
country. The president spoke to t
veterans of the Grand Army of the B
public at Rochester, N. Y.
The first session of the Sixty secoi
congress ended, and immediately tl
exodus of members began. Preside
Taft joined with several hundred tin
legislators in the hegira, and offici
Washington was comparatively desei
ed. Every outgoing train bore sen
tors and representatives on the
homeward journey after being toget
er 121 days and setting the livelie:
pace of any legislative session i
years. The adjournment was featur
less, despite the strenuous activil
that had gone before. The presidei
vetoed the cotton tariff revision bil
President Taft signed the joint re
olution for the admission of New Me:
ico and Arizona into the Union. Ther
was but one resolution, so the pres
dent used three pens in order ths
some of the relic hunters might be sa
isfied. "Well, it's done," the presider
said, as he signed the parchment. Th
resolution provides that Arizona sha!
elimnate the judiciary recall clause i:
Some 880 initial "doses" of typhoid
vaccine have been distributed to phys:
cians throughout South Carolina, b;
the state health department since th
distribution was commenced about tw<
Senator LaFollette electrified th<
senate with a vitriolic attack on Wal
street. Addressing his colleagues ii
the upper chamber on conditions ii
Alaska, be charged that a conspiracy
is being hatched in Wall street arnon;
the money kings for the "upbuilding
of a monopoly equal, if not greater
than that in the anthracite coal fields
of Pennsylvania. Senator LaFollette
did not mince words nor was he back
ward in his allegations. He declared
the gigantic powers in Wal! street
were using the government to help
tht min tying up Alaska for their own
The department of state has become
interested in securing relief for the
cotton industry of the South from the
Injustice resulting from the present
cotton "tare" system in operation in
the cotton market of foreign countries.
J Congressman Brantley's activity in
the matter is due to the passage by
the Georgia legislature of an appeal
to the president and congress for re
lief from the unfair and arbitrary dis
crimination against the cotton grow
ers in the matter of "tare." Secretary
Knox's letter is of vital impor.ance
to every cotton farmer of tho South.
SONS OF VETERANS
MARCH IN THE PARADE WITH/
WARRIORS OF '61-'65-MANY
AN ENTHUSIASTIC GATHERING
Held Meetings in City Hall Council
Chambers-Many Good Addresses
Were Made by Able Speakers-A
Committee Was Appointed.
. Columbia.-With a session in the
morning and escorting the United
Confederate Veterans in the parade in
the afternoon, the annual meeting of
the United Sons Confederate Veterans'
came to a close.
The morning meeting was held in
the city hall council chamber, and
was well attended. A. L. Gaston, divi
sion commander, called it to order,
after which Rev. K. G. Finlay, pastor
of Trinity churcu, led in prayer.
Christie Bennet of Columbia, on be
half of the citizens of the city, ex
pressed the gratification of having
the sons as guests of the capital city.
His remarks were well chosen, and
much befitted the occasion. He told
of an incident in the "Long Roll," by
Miss Mary Johnson, which he said in
the book was cre? ted to a Virginia
.eglment, when soldiers from South
Carolina performed the deed.
On behalf of the United Sons Con
federate Veterans, Dr. A. M. Brails
ford, commander of the second bri
gade, Camp Gregg, Mullins, expressed
the pleasure of the organization of
meeting in Columbia, Dr. Brailsford
is an enthusiastic son and takes much
interest in the welfare of the organi
William G. Prichard, commander
in-chief, United Sons Confederate
Veterans, formerly of Virginia, now of
Charleston, was introduced by C. M.
Felder, formerly department comman
der, Army of Northern Virginia,
Blackville. Mr. Felder's remarks of
introduction were very appropriate.
Mr. Pritchard compared the num
ber of camps of sons with the number
of camps of veterans and said there
should be a camp of the former in
each place where there Is a camp of
the latter. He discussed the part of
Elsen's United States history which
was condemned at Little Rock, in
which the cause of the war and espe
cially the position of the South on the
slavery question is misrepresented.
This history is being used at one
Southern college, an institution in
Virginia. Mr. Pritchard said that the
author had agreed to eliminate some
of the objectionable statements, but
not all. A committee was afterwards
appointed to read this work and criti
cize it. The committee is composed
of F. H. Weston, Columbia; A. M.
Brailsford, Mullins; D. A. Spivey, Con
way; G. W. Quattlebaum, Anderson.
The Free Typhoid Vaccine.
Some 880 initial "doses" of typhoid
vaccine have been distributed to phy
sicians throughout the state by the
state health department since the dis
tribution was commenced about two
weeks ago. The typhoid vaccine is
given free to physicians applying for
it, and it is expected that the good
results of this preventative work will
soon be apparent in South Carolina in
a lessening of the number of cases of
typhoid fever in the state. The dis
tribution of this vaccine is under the
supervision of Dr. F. A. Coward, who
it will be remembered, has also in
charge the state laboratories for the
Pasteur treatment of hyrophobia. The
vaccine is prepared at the state labor
atories at the University of South
Carolina, where all the laboratory
work of the health department is car
ried on. It consists essentially of dead
typhoid bacteria. The bacilli are
grown in the regular incubators, then
meassured and numbered by technical
processes, Mid made into solutions,
which are injected underneath the
skin with a hypodermic syringe. Three
doses are generally given.
Expects Good Attendance.
W. S. Peterson, president of Orange
burg College, is making preparations
for the opening of tne college on Sep
tember 20. Some changes hsve been
made in the faculty. P-of. T. L. Tins
ley and Mrs. Della Gilbert will have
charge of the departments ol piano
and voice, respectively, insuring a
high grade musical department. The
rollej:iiite faculty will be the same in
main ar '??t year. Over -JO students
were enrolled last session, aad Presi
dent Peterson expects a much larger
attendance this year.
Preparing For the School Opening.
County Superintendent of Educa
tion E. P. Waring has been busily en
gaged during the past few weeks in
getting things in shape for the reopen
ing of the county school system this
fall. Although the schools, both
white and colored, enjoyed an unusu
ally successful season in 1910-'ll, it
is expected that the 1911-'12 will
eclipse it by far, both in the matter of
attendance and in results achieved.
Several of the larger county schools
will open their doors during the last
part of September.
To Tell of Sumter's Worth.
Work has been started on a book
let which will be published with a
view to advertising the city and Coun
ty of Sumter. A number of photo
graphs for the pamphlet have alreadv
been secured and a sufficient number
of others will be secured to show the
beauties and advantages of life in
Sumter. The advertising committee
of the chamber of commerce is hav
ing this work done, and hopes to be
able to begin the distribution of the
booklet at an early date.
MR. KNAPP SPEAKS AT AIKEN
Would be Better Country Life-He
Points Out What is Needed to
Make Farms More Attractive.
Aiken.-''The natural resources of
South Carolina are equal to those of
any state in the Union, and it will be
known as a great agricultural state,
where the lands are capable of great
possibilities," said Dr. Bradford Knapp
at the farmers' meeting herc. Dr.
Knapp added that the earning capa
city for the man on the farm is too
small, which accounts for the people
leaving the farm for the cities. Farm
life lacks the educational, religious
and social advantages.
The meeting was a part of the auto
mobile tour of the state by Dr. Knapp,
Commissioner Watson. A. G. Smith of
the demonstration werk and Ira W.
Williams, and was largely attended.
Mayor Gyles presided over the meet
ing, and the keenest interest was tak
en in the addresses by those present.
As a remedy for the lacks of coun
try life, Dr. Knapp said that drudgery
must be taken from farm life, good
roads must be provided, rural tele
phones must be installed, rural mail
delivery, better schools and churches,
and a beauty of surroundings to at
tract the boys and girls must be fur
Farm literature, said the speaker,
is very helpful, but does not accom
plish results. It takes work to instill
into the farmers and country people
generally the intelligence needed in
the work. He depreciated the farm
ers' failure to keep their accounts, and
said that any business man who pur
sues the same methods of keeping ac
counts as do the farmers would go
bankrupt in a year. Dr. Knapp re
viewed the work of the local agents
of the demonstration work, and urged
the importance of this branch, stating
that the local agent is most Important
in disseminating the investigations of
the department. The agents must
themselves he practical farmers,
whose farms must show results from
their labor. They must keep out of
politics. No man is employed who
seeks office or is active for the elec
tion of any candidate.
The Campaign Against Hook Worm.
Through the aid of the churches ol
Marion county, hookworm dispen
saries are being established in that
county under Dr. L. LaBruce Ward,
who is the South Carolina representa
tive of the Rockefeller santitary com
mission, established for the eradica
tion of the hookworm disease. One
dispensary has already been estab
lished at Mullins, and it is probable
that others will be put in operation
within the next week or two. This
makes the fourth county to come into
line in the hookworm treatment, the
others being Clarendon, Beaufort pnd.
Hampton. The treatment is given
free to individuals, the Rockefeller
commission paying practically all the
expenses of the work. The counties
are, however, asked to pay for the
actual cost of the medicine required.
In Marion county, the county commis
sioners were willing to make the ap
propriation,, but found that they had
no authoriS'to do so at this time. Fol
lowing a big church rally recently, at
which the subject was placed before
the people, private subscriptions from
individuals and churches, etc., were
raised to pay the expenses of this
work. It is estimated that since the
beginning of the dispensary system of
hookworm treatment in this state, on
July 1 of this year, at least twelve
hundred cases have been cured.
Some Transfers of Real Estate.
The following transfers of real
estate were recorded In the office of
the register of mesne conveyance: .
Rebecca Holmes et al., per Master
Mitchell, to William H. Cokins, prem
i?p<i on routh of Pnring street,
consideration $80?. William H. Co
kins to August Di-scher, premises on
south side of Spring street, consider
ation $810. Kate Simons to Charles
F. Pepuette. premises on west side of
Smith street, consideration $1,50).
Julia E. Munn to Rosa Leo Simmons,
two acres at the Four-Mile House,
Georgetown road. Christ Church Par
ish, consideration $10. Eva E. Har
rod to the trustee? of School District
No. ll, two ant* one-half acres on
Longhill road, Raven road and Mary
Ann Plantation Creek, consideration
A New Grand Jury Has Been Drawn.
A new grand Jury has been drawn
for Orangeburg, the old one having
been adjudged illegal and thrown
out. The new grand jurors are as fol
lows: E. B. Martin, O. L. Elkand, E.
C. Slater, Orangeburg; A. M. Tyler,
E. J. Bates, J,. D. Pearson, J. H. Clarke,
W. E. Young, Dr. C. T. Dowling. Wil
low; J. H. Woodbury, Sumter Salley,
J. S. TJlmer, Elizabeth; W. O. West
bury, Orange; D. B. Wolfe, Limestone;
B. C. Fanning, A. P. Fanning, Good
land; T. Lawson Conner, Eutaw; C.
C. Kennerly, Zion.
Ask to be Heard Before Commission.
A letter has been received at the
offices of the railroad commission,
from General Manager John B. Hock
aday, of the Southern Express Com
pany, asking to be heard before the
commission in regard to the recent
order of the commission to the ex
press companies doing business in this
state to furnish information as a basis
for a full investigation to be made
into their affairs. The railroad com
mission will hear the express com
pany's complain at their next meeting.
Woodruff Will Have a Fair.
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Woodruff Fair association
it was decided to hold the fair Octo
ber ll, 12 and 13 this year. The fair
was not held last year on account of
the buildings being In bad condition.
The repairing of the household build
ing, poultry building and grand stand
will be commenced shortly. The other
buildings are in a very fair state. The
letting of the stands and places on the
quarter stretch will be the last Thurs
day of this month.
A TARIFF ON HOCK
SPECULATION AS TO THE EFFECT
OF THE SUSPENSION OF THE
WILL AFFECT SMALL MILLS
To Have Gone in Effect August 20th,
But Has Been Suspended Until De
cember 18-Does Net Involve Change
In Actual Rates.
Columbia.-Some speculation exists
among the' various fertilizer manu
facturing interests of this city as to
the effect of the suspension by the
Inter-State commerce commission of a
tariff on crude ground phosphate rock,
which was to have ^one into effect
Sunday, August 20. The tariff was
suspended until December 18. Accord
ing to information secured at the of
fice of the state railroad commission,
this suspension affects South Carolina,
but will have little or no effect upon
the fertilizer mills of Columbia, since
these for the most part grind their
own rock. Those fertilizer factories
which are most affected by the tariff
changes are the smaller mills, which
have their phosphate rock shipped in
already ground and ready for the
treatment with sulpimric acid.
The tariff, which was to have gone
into effect Sunday, the 20th, it is stat
ed, involved not a change in the
actual rates, but modified the rules
governing the shipment of the crude
ground phosphate rock. The new tar
iff, had it taken effect, would have re
quired all crude ground rock to be
shipped in sacks, instead of in bulk;
thus entailing extra expense both in
cost of the sacks and in freight on
same. Only the smaller mills have
their crude rock shipped in already
ground, and hence these are the only
fertilizer factories affected by the rul
ing. Although there are none of these
in Columbia, it Is stated, there are
many of these smaller mixing mills lo
cated at various points through South
Carolina, as at Greenwood, Ninety Six,
Florence and many other points.
Scholarships at Winthrop.
Columbia. - Names of Winthrop
scholarship winners, as follows, were
announced by state superintendent of
education John E. Swearingen: At
large: Inex Lomberg, Beaufort; Mary
E. Hill, Abbeville; Essie Iola Eargle,
Graniteville; Frances Riley, Ander
son;; Eulalie Coleman, Bamberg; Jes
sie Armstrong, Barnwell; Grace Bon
neau, Beaufort; Harriet Alicia Palmer,
Charleston; L. Frances Stickney,
Charleston; Harriet Herbert, Charles
ton; Elizabeth Weston, Charleston;
Nannie Randall, Kings Creek; Sarah
Elizabeth Lowery, Chester; Doris
Hartzell, Cheraw; Maybelle McLaurin,
Latta; Pearl Riggs, Summerville;
Mary Ella Jacobs, Johnston; Alice
Martin, Simpsonville! Mary Helen
Helen Martin, Fountain Inn; Ellen
Hunter, Greenville; Virginia Jennings,
Greenwood; Alma Lewis, Gallivants
Ferry; Beaulah Moore, Conway; letta
May Harrellson, Mullins; Grace A.
Stribling, Westminster; Olive Dukes,
Rowesville; Sarah McK. Watson; Eth
el Christine Wise, Saluda; Nellie Elise
Smith, Spartanburg; Agnes Bryan,
Sumter; Amy Louise Eaddy, Rhems;
Isabel Strait, Rock Hill.
Gates Will bc Closed at Night.
Columbia.-Tue grounds will not be
open at night during the forty-third
annual state fair, October 30, Novem
ber 3, as was the case lasi yoar, the
experience showing that tho atten
dance after dark would likely be small.
This was the statement of Mr. J. A.
Banks, president of the State Agricul
taural and Mechanical Society, upon
his return to St. Matthews after the
meeting of the executive committee
here. Last year the grounds were
kept open until 10 o'clock at night and
the carnival shows and other amuse
ment places evidently did not receive
as much patronage as was expected.
Last year the officials of the Society
announced that the openi.ig of the
grounds at night would bo undertaken
more as an experiment than anything
else, and the experiment failed to
Coroner to Investigate Matter.
Columbia. - Coroner Walker has
?one to Bookman ,a station on the
Southern Railway, 17 miles north of
Columbia, to investigate the death of
a negro, said to be Ed Foster, of
Columbia, whose dead body was found
beside the Southern's track. Reports
to Southern Railway officials here
were that the negro lived at 1011
Blossom street, but when Coroner
Walker visited that address he could
find no trace of such a person as Ed.
Foster. It is thought ' at Bookman
that the negro was killed by a train.
An Ingenious Tiger Fined.
Sumter.-K. J. Davis, a negro, who
has been operating for some time a
blind tiger in his buggy was caught,
and fined in the recorder's court to
the extent of $75. Davis lives in the
country, but adapted the novel meth
od of bringing a plentiful supply of
booze to town every few days in his
buggy. He would hitch in a back lot
after reaching the city and then pro
ceed to dispense his drinks to the
thirsty multitude. The authorities are
after all blind tigers and hope to clear
the state of them.
Fourth Homicide in 20 Days.
Aiken-The fourth homicMc to oe?
cur in Aiken county, according to the
coroner's inquests, within 20 days, oc
curred near YvTagener, when Henry
Lightsey shot and killed John Jones,
both negroes. Lightaey came to Aik
en and surrendered to the Jailer, and
is now in jail. Ho maintains that he
killed Jones in self-defense. None of
the details are k??own, as the inquest
was held by Magistrate H. B. Garvin
of Wagener, and the papers have not
been sent to Coroner Johnson yet
A HORRIBLE PANIC
AT PIC1E SHOW
NO NECESSARY CAUSE FOR DIS
ASTER AT THE CANONSBURG
DEATHS FROM SUFFOCATION
A Mass of People Fought For the Exit
and Twenty-Six Die In ';he Struggle
-Many More Were Seriously In
Canonsburg, Pa.-Twenty-six dead
from soffocation, twenty-five seriously
injuVed, thirty suffering from minor
hurts, is the human toll exacted dur
ing an inexcusable panic at a moving
picture show in the Canoncburg opera
house. The moving picture machine
developed a slight defect. A small
boy shouted "Fire," at the same time
starting for the narrow exit. Bolus1
Dubrowski, a foreign miner, one of the
dead, a giant in proportions, jumped
from his seat and ran wildly for the
same exit. In a moment there was a
fighting, struggling mass after him.
At the head of a narrow stairway,
which led to the street, the foreigner
tripped. As he rolled down the stairs
he swept along others before him
who were waiting their turn to enter
the theater and soon there was an in
describable pile of human beings at
the foot of the steps, battling like
mad. With the exception of three per
sons all of the dead are local people.
It was all over within a short time.
Volunteer firemen, several policemen
and a few level-headed citizens un
tangled the human mass. The unhurt
and those slightly injured were pulled
from the top of the pile. As they
gained the street, they ran screaming
like maniacs to all parts of the small
town. Next came the more serlouly
injured, pnd these were sent home or
taken to nearby houses, while a few
were rushed, unconscious, to the hos
Then the rescuers came to the silent
forms of those who had reached the
fatal stairway first. One after an
other, the victims, many of them
women and small children, were car
ried to the sidewalk. All had suffo
cated and the faces showed terror.
Coroner James Hefran has begun a
rigid investigation. He arrived at the
scene early and within a short time
had selected a jury.
The moving picture machine opera
tor was about to conclude the first
performance when a film parted.
Some of the audience already had
commenced to leave the building, and
other persons were on the stairway
Many Person?? Hurt in Wreck.
Middletown, Conn. - Sixty persona
were Injured, eight of them seriously,
when an express train on the Valley
division of the New Ycrk, New Haven
& Hartford Railroad was wrecked by
spreading of the rails. The train runs
to various resorts and returns at
night. The train consisted of the en
gine, two baggage and eight passenger
coaches. The engine was thrown on
its side into a sand bank; the two
baggage cars went down a 35-foot em
bankment and the first passenger
coach ran into the tender of the en
gine and was badly splintered. It was
in this car that most of the injured
were found. The engineer was caught
in the cab of his engine and had to be
chopped out but escaped with a dis
located hip and bruises.
Designated More Postal Banks.
Washington. - Postmaster General
Hitchcock designated fifty more post
offices of the first-class as postal sav
ing depositories, among them were:
Montgomery, Ala.; Texarkana, Ark.;
Athens, Ga.; Paducah, Ky.; Shreve
port, La.; Jackson, Miss.; Greensboro,
N. C.; Greenville, S. C.; Bristol,
Tenn.; Austin, Tex., and Petersburg,
Va. The receipts in the postal sav
ings offices at New York, Chicago, St.
Louis and Boston, which opened for
business on the 1st of August, lt was
announced at. the department, amount
ed to a quarter of a million dollars at
the end of the first three weeks.
Mutilated Body is Found.
Knoxville, Tenn.-The vicinity of
Etowah is greatly excited over the
discovery of the mutlllated body of J.
Li Miller, aged 65, a well-to-do farm
er who resided within 2 miles of that
place. Miller's son Roscoe, Thomas
Senter and G. W. Rose and wife, the
last two tenants on one of Miller's
farms, are under arrest charged with
the murder and have been spirited
away to the Jail at Athens on account
of the high feeling against them at
Etowah. Officers claim that one of
the quartet has confessed.
Another Long Distance Swim.
New York.-Elaine Golding, a Bath
Beach girl, swam from the Battery
in New York to Coney Island, 15
miles. Miss Golding is 20 years old
and weighs 190 pounds. She has won
many championships at short and
middle distances, but this was her
first effort at such a long distance.
Her time, one minute more than 4
hours, is regarded as very exceptional
as a heavy rain fell all the time and
the sea was very choppy. It was
thought she would not be able to
Have Agreed to British Plan.
Chicago.-C. K. Dunlap, traffic man
ager of the Harrlman lines in Texas,
in a statement announced that the
Liverpool cotton bill of lading agree
ment would be signed by all of the
Hardman Texas lines. Cotton dealers
and bankers object seriously to the
Liverpool method, he said, but the
rallroadc have found lt necessary to
sign if they would do business. For
mal announcements have not yet been
made by the other lines in the state
Review of the
Kingdom of Judah
Sauday School Lesson for Sept 3,1911
Specially Arranged (or This Paper
GOLDEN TEXT.-"Depart from evil
and do good; seek peace, and pursue it."
Tlie principal characters and the
leading events of these Bible lessons
should be impressed on the memory
of all. This should be done in such a
way as: To show what were the
marked characteristics of each per
son, thc relation of each person to
the course of the history, the relation
of each event to the movement of the
history, the bearing of each person
and event on the progress of the
world toward the divine Goal, the com
ing of the kingdom of God, the prin
ciples which each one sets forth
clearly to shed light upon the path of
life and progress today.
Rehoboam. First king, B. C. 982
first year of the kingdom. Bad Ad
vice. Folly. Threw away five-sixths
of his kingdom. Event Division of
Asa Third king, B. C. 962-twenty
first year of kingdom. Reformer.
Prosperous kingdom. Event Great
revival of religion.
Jehoshaphat. Fourth king, B. C.
921-sixty-second year of kingdom.
Strong character. General, successful,
religious. Events. Intellectual, mor
al and religious progress. Suffered
from bad alliance with Jezebel. Moab
Several bad rulers. Jehoram, Aha
ziah, Athaliah. Introduction of Baal
worship. Temple desecrated. Decline
in morals and prosperity.
Joash. Eighth king, B. C. 886
ninety-seventh year of kingdom. The
bad king. Good so long, as under
good advisers. Events. Temple re
stored, and its worship. Black obe
Ahaz. Twelfth king, B. C. 738
two hundred and forty-fifth year of
the kingdom. Events. Assyrians
come in contact with Palestine. Dial
of Ahaz. Isaiah prophesying.
Hezekiah. Thirteenth king, B. C.
723-two hundred and sixtieth year of
the kingdom. Good, religious, active
reformer. Taylor cylinder. Events.
Fall of Samaria-end of Israel. De
struction of Sennacherib-wide ex
tended revival. Life prolonged 15
years in answer to prayer.
Manasseh. Fourteenth king, B. C.
694-two hundred and eighty-ninth
year of the kingdom. The bad king
suffered captivity-changed life.
Events. Assyrian domination-par
Josiah. Sixteenth king, B. C. 638
three hundred and forty-fifuh year of
kingdom. Youthful consecration,
cleansing of temple, widespread revi
val. Events. Finding the book of the
law. Bible study, Jeremiah.
Jehoiaklm. Eighteenth king, B. C.
607-three hundred and seventy-sixth
year of the kingdom. Weak, wicked,
defiant of God. Events. Burns the
bock of Jeremlth. Beginning of the '
captivity. Nebuchadnezzar besieges
Jerusalem. Daniel carried to Babylon.
The second captivity began at the
close of his reign when many captives
were carried to Babylon, with his son.
Zedekiah. Twentieth and last king,
B. C. 596-387. Weak and false to his
agreements. Events. Jeremiah im
prisoned. At the close of his reign
Jerusalem and the temple were de
stroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, and the
end of thc kingdom of Judah came in
B. C. 586, after 397 years of existence.
There were three deportations by
Nebuchadnezzar: 1. The fourth year
of Jehoiakim, Daniel, etc 2. 10,000 at
the close of his reign. 3. 4,600 in the
three deportations of the final cam
Georgraphy. Study the map for the
three kingdoms involved. Egypt, Pal
estine, Assyria, the great routes of
travel, and the situation of Palestine
between the two world powers; Jeru
salem being off one side from the
routes between the other two. This
is the key to the situation.
Note, in this history, what were the
things that urged or attracted the na
tion to the downward course. What
was the essential element that would
have enabled the nation to move up
ward to true success and character.
No nation and no individual can at*
tain the highest good from life with
out supreme consecration to God, a
lofty ideal and a holy enthusiasm in
the service of God and mam Trace
in the history what God did for the
people to inspire and move them to
the upward course, as prophets, writ
ten scriptures, revivals prosperity, re
wards of obedience. What obstacles
did God put in the way of the down
ward course of the nation and puts
them in the way of sinners today; as
warnings, adversity,- losses.
The rise and fall of Israel ls a
picture of what is going on continu
ally among individuals. The whole
course of the history is a magic mir
ror in which sinners may see them
On the bank of tho Niagara river?
on a piece of land extending into the
river, where the rapidi begin to swell
and swirl most desperately prepara
tory to their final plonge, ls a sign
board which bears a most startling
legend, 'Past Redemption Point,' be
cause it is believed in the neighbor
hood that nothing can pass that point
and escape destruction. One day a
vessel was being towed across the
river when the hawser broke and she
drifted helplessly down ntream, in full
view of the horrified thousands on the
shore. Just as she reached Past Re
demption point a breeze sprang up, all
sails wer . set and she escaped. The
wind of God's mercy blew upon the
Hebrew 6hip of state, but no sails
were set, and she was engulfed.
Every young man has a montai con
ception of character which is his
ideal. The statesman, politician, edu
cator, philanthropist, inventor, mas
ter mechanic, orator and writer are
ideals after which young men of to
day mold and fashion their lives, build
characters and shape their destinies.
-Rev. Z. E. Bates, Disciple, Alle