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THE HICKMAN COURIER
'Cevtrt Weattra Ksntucky Ukt the Diw'
W. 0. flPBEIl nd J. 0. SEXTON,
r Editor and rroprletori.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CASH IN ADVANCE.
Entered at the nickms.n, Kentucky,
postofflca at second-class mull matter.
LIVE MO YEARS
ENGLISH EXPLORER AND SONS
FIND BLOODTHIRSTY TRIBE
IN DUTCH NEW GUINEA.
LIVES ALWAYS IN DANGER
While Men Are Guarded Night and
Day by Fierce Watch Dog of
Which Natives Were
tondon. After two years nmong
the savages In Dutch New Guinea,
Mr. l'ratt, a British naturalist, and his
two sons, have returned to Satnarong,
.'ava, with strange experiences to tell.
Mr. Pratt la a seasoned explorer of
SS years. His travels have extended
over wide territories In China, Thibet,
South America and Asia Minor. He
had four' years In tha British and
Hutch sections of New Guinea and
then took a vacation In Great Brit
ain. Two years ago he camn out with
ills two Bons and landed at Doreh, In
Geclvlnk Bay, where missionaries
have been stationed for over fifty
years. Ilehlnd Doreh stretch the Ar
fak mountains, with two largo lakes
lying at a height of 8,000 feet above
the sea. There the naturalists took
up their quarters In the midst of sav
age Papuans, whose characteristics
they soon discovered were untrust
worthiness and thirst for blood.
They were right on the extreme
fringe of the Dutch authority, so had
to look after themselves to the ut
most. They found the savages far be
low the African natives, without
knowledge or understanding of the
most elementary virtues even kind
ness or thankfulness. They were ol
good physique and lived partly by ag
riculture, but their habits were loath
some. It was largely due to his ability to
keep his temper, even under provo
cation, that Mr. Pratt was able to
manage them. They fancied that the
traveler muBt have supernatural pow
ers to control bis anger, and In addi
tion to that they were notified by the
Dutch authorities that any harm to
the naturalists would meet with
At night the tent of the explorers
was guarded by a fierce watch dog.
The Naturalists Were Often Goaded
td Near the Danger Point of Shoot
ing. of which the natives wero much
afraid. In the daytime the dog al
ways remained with one of tho party
left on guard, whllo tho others ex
plored In company Invarlablly. In
this way they have gathered large col
lections of birds, insects and plants.
Perpetuat warfare Is waged among
the tribes, for treachery Is constant,
and every death leads to blood ven
geance. Tho naturalists wero often
goaded to near tho danger of shoot
ing, but restrained themselves, and so
von to somo extent the confidence of
tho savages. Head hunting is a cus
tom of tho land, and not merely tiro
villages, but also houses, at war
against houses. The result Is that funr
mid treacliory stalk like twin demons
through the island. Women never go
out excopt under armed mascullno
guard. They do the work In tho fields
with a man guarding them with his
After a year at tho lakes tho trav
elers went to Humboldt Uay. where
tho mountain natives aru still lit the
Ktono age, and bad never soon any
Europeans. They llvo miserably on
wild plants, Insects nnd grubs, with
tn occasional wild pic as a delicacy.
DEWEY DEFENDS NAVY
SAYS IT WOULD DIVE QOOD AC
COUNT IN WAIL
American Fleet Not a "Bluff" to
Those Who Know the True
Condition of Affairs.
Washington. Defending with charac
teristic vigor tho American navy. d
mlral (lemge Dewey Thursday mn-rtel
that not only is our navy not it IdulT, '
but that lie Is nmrlilcnt It would give a
good account of itself idiould war cur
The admiral' remarket were culled
forth by n sliileiuont attributed to form
er ItepreM-ntHtivi' lailiilis, of Indiana,
who, In n reeent speech at Cincinnati,
()., in advocating ship subsidy, is re
ported to have said thnt "those Ameri
cans who nre informed consider our navy
:i 'bluir.'" The expression wan charac-
tcrired by Admiral Dewey ns aifimfer
liinate" one. Declaring thnt lie taw no
war cloud gathering on the horizon,
Admiral Dewey dleued several fea
ture of the nnrnl establishment and
made a strong plea for the continued
upbuilding of the navy.
MANHOLE BLOWS UP.
Series of Sewer Explosions Shake
New York Weit Side.
New York. Nearly n square mile of
the middle West Side was shaken Thurs
day nftcrnon by a series of sewer ex-
plosions, which blew manhole cover Mull
Into the nir in crowded thoroughfare,
injuring several trson, did considerable
damage to property nnd caused a mo
ment of sharp panic. Alarms of lire
were turned In, the iMillce re-serves culled
out and factory employes, liopkceicr
and tenement dwellers rushed to the
open strcels, for the explosion had the
force of earth shocks.
Seven-year-old Kmil Miller was stand
ing on a manhole cover when the rlrst
rumble enme. He and the oowr shot up
ten feet, and Kmil came down altout a
foot from the manhole, out of which
Hemes were pouring. He was Iwdly
burned about the face and body and
taken unconscious to a hospital where it
was said Ids condition was serious. The
lKilice explain the explosion by the ac
cidental ignition of sewer gas mixed with
casoline vapor from the waste dichargcs
of the many garages in the neighliorhood.
Jjonic careless smoker, they think, cast
a lighted cigar'stub into the sewer ojien
inr. NOBLES SEEK MARGIE GOULD
Both Coming' to America One Has
Wardrobe Costing $20,000.
London. Two noblemen of the blood
royal, one a kinsman of the Itussian
ciar, the other Isicked by the Kniperor
Francis Joseph, of Austria-Hungary, hate
opened formal negotiations with George
J. Gould as suitors for the hand of his
daughter, the winsome Miss Majorie. One
is Francis Joseph, brother of Prince
Miguel, of Ilra-anza, who recently mar
ried Miss Anita Stewart. The other Is
Prince Alexander Gcorpicvitrh ltoman
owski, who is also duke of Jiuchten
burg. Both are preparing to visit Amer
ica to lay their hearts and titles at the
feet of the young heiress who on her
recent trip abroad is said to have turned
half the coroneted heads of Kurojie.
George Gould, it is understood, re
ceived the overtures of the rivul nobles
with the courtesy which their royal back
ing demanded, but no word of encourage
ment is known to have been gitrn by
CLASS RUSH CAUSES RIOT
Police Are Bushed by Students of
Baltimore, Sid. A riot call was neces
sary Thursday to quell a class rush be
tween freshmen and sophomores at the
College of Physicians and Surgeons here.
The freshmen were covered with Hour,
then turned Into dough balls with the
aid of water, and in the melee, Prof.
William Simon was caught, soaked to
the skin and treated to a sack of Hour.
The students rushed the police out of the
building each time the blueoouts entered,
keeping up the rush for two hours before,
$20,000,000 FOR DEFENSE
Canada Provides for Fleet of War
Ottawa, Out. It is understood that
the Canadian government's bill respect
ing naval defense to lie brought Ix-fOre
the coming session of parliament will
provide for u total capital expenditure
of about I'JO.OOO.OOO during the next six
or set en years, the yearly appropriation
being about $8,00(1,(100. Although de
tails aru not yet wuiked out, present
plans contemplate a fleet of a dozen war
vessels, consisting of cruUers, torpedo
lxmt and destroyers, dry docks and it
Canadian shipbuilding plant capable of
building and repairing the largest class
of wuc vessels,
It Is stated that three vessels of the
new fleet will bo placed on the Pucltlc
coast and nine on the Atlantic.
Negro Later Caught and Lynched After
Greensburg, Iji. Ap Ard, a dexiwate
negro who shot at II. T. Young, ex
member of the legislature, mhiic tiimi
ago, it 1 1 I was ruptured In Amite City,
Miss., a few duys ugo, wui lynched on
Thursday (tight while being taken from
Mr. Young's lesidenco to the Juil In
(ireeiishurg. The sherllf took the negro
to Mr. Young for Identification unci then
turned him iter to a constablu-
WHEN TRADE FOLLOWS THE FLAG
Wilt the Trusts Invade
PLAN CENTRAL BANK
SITUATION BOUN OF 1007 DIS
ASTER MUST UK MET.
Solution of Tonic Problem Presl
dent Tait Favors tha Project.
Politics to Be Kept Out,
Washington. The coming Congress
must meet n situation Isirn of the
panic of 1907, when the issue of
clearing house certificates by the gov
ernment to supply sufficient cur
rency to meet the demands of the
business interest of the country was
necessary, although America's colTers
were overflowing with gold.
The teinjKirary IcgUlation enacted
during that critical period must either
be supplanted or enacted Into perma
nent law, and foremost among the xarl
ou project that have lieen advanced
it a proper solution of the government
problem stands the proposed national
It is the omnium belief that It will
form the basis of the curative legisla
tion to le recommended by the mone
tary commission, as President Taft, In
his recent Boston scceb, signified his
own favorable disposition toward the
"A band of the people and for the (
pie" is the definition of this Institution,
made by George M. Ileynolds, president
of the American Hankers Association, In
his Chicago speech. He pointed out that
the people were to N- the stockholders,
for any one would lie- permitted to buy
the bank stock just a he might a gov
MISS CLEMENS" WEDS PIANIST
Bride Is Daughter of Hark Twain,
Xew York. Without bridesmaids or
attendants of any sort, and supported
only by her aged father, who gave her
away, Miss Clara U Clemens, daughter
of Mark Twain, the humorist, Wednes
day became the bride of Osslp dabrilo
wltsch, the Russian pianist.
About twoscore of the most intimate
friends of Miss Clemens and Mr. Galullo
wltsch were present.
The wedding took place in the parlor
of the bride's home, the ceremony be
In;; performed by the Itev. Twitchell.
Dr. Twitihell. who lives in Hartford,
Conn., is a lifelong friend of the humor
ist, he being tho original of Harris, in
Mark Twain's "A Trnmp Abroad."
WALSH MUST SERVE TERM
Appeals Court Finds Criminal Intent
Chicago. The verdict of the trial
court, which found John II. Walsh guilty
of misappropriation of the funds of the
Chtcagn National Itank, wus affirmed by
the t'niUd States circuit court of ap
peuls here Tuesday.
Mr. Walsh must serve the sentence of
five years' imprisonment linpo.ed upon
him by the trial jury, unless the supreme
court upsets affirmation of Iho verdict of
Counsel for Mr. Wubdi in their apjx-nl
laid the givatest stress on what thoy
alleged was a lac: of criminal Intent on
the part of thn defendant. In their very
lengthy brief much law was tpjoted to
show that the convicted banker, news
pajier publisher and railroad miner wed
the funds of the bank in what lie con
sidered a legitimate manner.
Might Riders at Cynthiana.
Cyuthiaiia, Ky. Thursday midnight a
liody of night riders pussed through
Clnysville, iind ordered all residents to
extinguish their lights and retire. They
iiiude no other demonstration and their
mission U unknown. They returned In
two hours with all their saddle blankets
of white material.
GERMANS ON DEFENSE UNION.
Condemn Plan of a British-American
Cincinnati, (). The ito-i-alled "union
of dufente" between the I lilted States
and Groat Britain to olTset the growing
liuvul (tower of German), us advocated
by Irdl XortliclllTe, Dire, ford und
Clot, of KiigUud, Is declaird to be a)
surd, In a losnluthm ottered in th- Or
mail A I Ma m) Natlunul Cumeiitlnn by
Dr. Krnest lllchards, professor of Ger
man in Columbia I'niversitv. New York
Our New PosjiisIopsT
SOUTHERN COAL FIELDS
OUTPUT OF ALABAMA, ARKAN
SAS AND TENNESSEE.
Enormous Quantities of the Carbon
Left to Be Brought Out for
Market and Industries.
Washington. The production of coal
In Alabama, Arkamas and Tennessee In
100S is interestingly discussed liy Jsla
tleiau Kdward W. Parker, of the
gettogieul surtey, department of the
Interior, whose report on the produc
tion of coal throughout the Cnitcd
States and its possessions has jut been
Alabama Total production in 1904,
11, CO 1 ,10 3; spot value, I14,47,f)tl.
Arkansas Total production In 1U0S,
2.U7N.337 short torn; spot value, 11.499,
470. Tennessee Total production In t90s,
6,109,171 short tons; spot value, 17.118.
499. According to the'estlmates prepared
by M. It. Campbell, of the l ulled State
geological survey, th original coal sup
ply of Alaliama when mining began
(iS.'JOl.OOO.OOU short tons, of which C),
113.000.000 tons were In the Warrior and
Plateau fields. 2,094,000 tons were In
the Cahaba and l.VJO.OOO tuns In the
Coosa field. Front this total supply el
approiluiately 09,000,000,000 tons there
hah been mined, at the close of 190',
170,333,001 tons, representing an e
haustion, Including waste in mining, ol
264,000,000 tons, or nearly 0.4 per-cent.
of the total estimated supply.
The total original supply of coal In
Arkansas was l,b ft 7,000,000 short tons
of which 1,797,000,000 were blluiuinoiii
and somi-anthraelte and 90,000,000 tons
The total production of Tennessee to
the close of 1909 amounted tn 90,101,
772 ibort tons, representing an eihaus
tion of 116,000,000. According to the
estimate by Marius It. CmnpMI, of the
Cnitcd State geological survey, the
bituminous coal fields. of Tennessee covei
an area of -1,400 square tulles, the orig
inal contents of which, when mining be
gan, were 23,663,000,000 short tons, of
whlih the eilmiution to the close of
1909 represented a little more than one
half of one per cent, of the total esti
RESCUE GIRL; ARREST FATHER
Drink-Crazed Men Barricaded House
and Threatened Child.
Atlanta, ls. Fearing that a 6-year
old girl would be tlalu by her f ether It
they attempted to force their way Into
a room In which he was barricaded, a
iO"se of ten or twelve police were held
at bay for three hours by lr. Ira He
Lnumter, leading druggist of Atlanta
IMjimnter was crsty drunk, and when
police came to arrest him he barricaded
the room and swore he'd kill the child If
tho officers entered.
While talking through an open win
dow, C'apt. Heavers made a grub for the
druggist and tried to climb in the room,
but lel.aniater slummed do ii the win
ow sash und caught (apt. Heaver's
hands, mashing them. Aftrr three hours
Dr. IXil-miuter fell Into a stupor and
the (sillce entered and rescued the girl
ami arrested the father.
BACK UP PROHIBITION.
Preibyterian Synod Demands Enforce
ment of Law.
Oklahoma City, Okla. Following an
address by II. II. Laughbauin, secretary
of the Okiahouia Anti-Saloon League, be
fore tho Oklahoma synod of "Presbyte
rian Churches, the synod udopted resolu
tions demanding better enforcement of
thn prohibition laws pledgtd Its mem
bers to co-operation with the league and
the officers, und culled upon good cl(lrem
to demand a law enforcement sentiment.
Flotilla In Shallow Water,
fit. Louis. The United Slates tor
pedo Hotilla, which Is hero for the cen
tennial velubrutloii, und is botkul to re
main heie untjl Oil. 33, to escort Presi
dent Tuft to New Orleans, will not head
tho river pageuut on account of the fear
of guiug aground beenuso of the low
water. Tho Ixwts, instead, will anchor
aiiildwticam and dross ship whllo the
jarade asH(m. Whilo the odbcrs will
nut dismiss the sssibllity of the bcutt
being unable to leave here until the
spring rite, audi l the opinion of many
veteran riter men.
.BREAKS OWN RECORD
AVIATOR WHiaitT PERFORMS,
Doubles Altitude. Racords Crown
Prince Frederick: William
Was a Paiseuger.
Potsdam. -OrTlllc Wright, the Ameri
ca n aviator, broke his own and all other
riinnls for high llylnitt He readied the
unprecedented height of more than l.noo
feet, although an ulTlclitl measurement
was not taken. He had a red letter day
in a double eetie In his experience as
an avlalor, taking Crown Prince Freder
ick William as a passenger and more
than doubling the altitude record which
he made recently over the same field.
The crown (iilnoe had teeii constantly
Ulglng Wright, since he taw the Ameri
can lly, to takn hltn up as a passenger.
Wright evaded this responsibility while
making lllgtit at the Tcmplrhof field,
owing to the unfavorable winds, but
since the ls-glnnlng of the Itlghtt at
Ilornstrdt field, near Potsdam, the prince
had lieen telephoning the aviator every
morning asking hlin if he was ready to
gratify hit request. Wright finally con
sented. PRISON GUARDS KMON LEVY
Political Campaign Asstssmsnt Hits
Them Hard Blow
Kddytille, Ky. The assessment of
guards nnd uWelals of the Kentuck)
state penitential, at Frankfort, and the
branch prison at l"s (dare for illtieiil
purposes Is now U'iii nude by direction
of the state prison csnnmlssiuners. Hit
II. Brown, II. S. MrClitrhcn, who are
seeking re-election at tho hands of the
general assembly of I9IO, and wlm, from
the orders which have gone forth, ei
drutly are in need of a laiupalgn fund.
The biggest kind of a howl Is going up
litre among the half hundred minor olll
eials of the brsiwh prison and rumor
of similar distiubanee at the state capi
ta! have reached here The piion guards
get under the law til a month, and
Commissioners lliown and MeClitrhen
hare called upon them to fork over $10
to ccurifuilgn purKtses.
BALES GINNED 2,562,888
Census Report to Sept. 38 Last
Year's Olnnlnf 9,000,030.
Washington. -The rejwrt of the cen
sus bureau showed that to Sept. 31
there had been ginned from thn enttun
growth of 1909 SJHW.Hsj Mies, count
ing round as half bale, compared with
X.190,639 for 1004, and l,U.C0t tn I0H7.
The production by states It given in
the following table:
States. 1909. 190". 1907
Alabama ... lfri.r.GU 316,3111 IJT.flU
Arkansas .. N3,777 0,46 J0.IM
Florid .... 19,4)3 ln.fli: 7 &H
Cetirgla .... 131,02(1 lll.SDS 34S.70S
taulsiaiut . . (VtVISI 70,04 41.710
MIsslMippt . VflIf. 199,001 71.013
N. Carolina. W),7S 0.t;.
Oklahoma . 114,347 3,701 11,4:2
S. Carotins. M4,7-.'1 1K9.90H 111,616
Tennessee .. 17.731 3t.l09 S.474
Tevas 1.047.NI7 960,007 617.42.1
states ... 3410 4.774 M
THINK PRICES ARE TOO HIGH
Manufacturers' Presldsnt Says Cot
ton Mills May Close.
Charlotte, . C. A critical situation,
snd one of rata ueriirrenre, confronts
Southern ret ton mills berativ of the
high pries of rav ruttnn, ami unless
there is a decided drap In the prttv ef
the staple in less than two weeks, ac
cording to ex-l'resideiit S. II. Tanner, of
the American Cotton Manufacturers' As
sociation, Southern mlllt will be forced
to shut dowa.
"It will mean that there will be no
money in textile products, and the mill
after using up what small stocks of cot
tun they hate oh hand, will hare In shut
down that Is, if ebith and )MUi. cu
ciaily the former, do not take a detidej
jump upwards, a bigger Jump than cotton
n suufaeturers would expect under the
PEPPER CZ0V COMPLETE LOSS.
Cold Wave in Mexico Killed Chile Plant
in Four States.
Mexico City. New of the absolut
loss of the Chile ieper erop of Mexico
wat lerelved by the ruiuaru agihsila of
this eity at tile hislalal oiie of the most
dlsaitrous blows dealt the farming in
dustry of the lotiutry by tho cold wave
that siread a sheet of frost from Chihua
hua to the hot country. Not a shoot of
Chile Is left in the big four producing
slates of the irpublie.
Bishop Ward's Body Coming.
Toklo. The body of llithop Seth
Ward, of the Methodist KpUcopal
Church, South, ho dloil Sept. 30, while
on his annual tour of liMpeclhm among
the missions In ,liiun, was sent to San
Fraiiritco Tuesday on Uwrd the steamer
Nippon Maru. lllthoi Want's son, who
was with his father when lie died, it
areiimiMtnyiiig the IkxIv.
AUTOS ARE BARRED.
Maine Court Holds They Can Be For
AiigiltUt, Me. TU tinllnnuro exclud
ing nutoiiHililUs fiom the etreets of liar
llallmr, (xtwisl by the town government,
wat ilatdartsl icuistltulioiul by the law
court, tho lilglmsl ttihitnal In Maine, The
cute, whiih Iws bV4'iided atlcntlon in
(own ((otcrumviitH aiui state courts for
nearly u )ta, giew oul, uf the iltlempt
of K. II. Mayo to drive through the town
lu an autoiiH Idle us n test of the law.
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