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Seaator Pomerene Wants tie Officers ef
the Frosts Prosecuted
THAT WOULD STOP THEM
Whether the Stars and Stripes or
the OH Barrel and the XVbacco
Tag is the Emblem of Their
In a prepared speech In the senate
Thursday Senator Pomerene, of Ohio,
called upon the attorney general to
undertake oriminal prosecution of
the officers of Standard Oil and Amer
can Tobacco companies under the re
cent decision of the supreme court of
the United States in the case of the
He did not ask for action on his
resolution instructing the attorney
general to bejin the suits' giving way
to Senator Nelson, who' desired to
speak on Canadian reciprocity, but
he will press for a vote on it in the
Taking up cudgels o... behalf of,
Attorney General Wickersham, whom
Mr. Pomerene had criticised. Sena
tor Kenyon declared that the present
head of the department of jusico had
chieved more results in his prosecu
tion of trusts than any of his prede
cessors. He said Mr. Wickersham
did not require Instructions from
congreus to do his duty.
Senator Nelson created a diversion
when, applauding Mr .Wickersham's
work, he declared that the present
governor of Ohio, Judson Harmon,
when atorney general In President
Cleveland's cabinet, had said the
Sherman anti-trust law wis a deao
letter. Both Senators Pomerere and
Hitchcock were immediately ca their
feet to reply.
"That is mere imagination." said
the Nebraska senator. "Mr. Harmon
was the-official who first brought any
life into the Jp*w>"
In his speech Senator Pomerene
declared that the Sherman anti-trust
law was specific in Its authority to
press such 3 suit against conspirators
who restrain trade and, further
that the interpretation of the statute
by the supreme court of the United
j States was clear.
"With-these, plain findings of fact
and-concluslons fcy the court that thl?"
statute has been violated, what rea
son can be given by any sworn court
official fqr not continuing his fight
against t^iem in order to bring them
to the bar of justice?" asked Sena
tor Pomerene. He added: "A decent
sense of self-respect requires the
government either to enforce this law
or to repeal it.''
The Ohio senator declared that the
ruling, of the supreme court must be
followed up quickly in the most, vig
orous fashion "or the fruits of these
victories will be lost to the govern
ment and to the people.**
The senator declared that by his
resoluton it is proposed to declare
to the department of justice in no un
certain way that the congress which
made him and clothed him with
power is cognizant of the fact that
the tew has been violated; that the
court has so declared; that for 21
years no respect has been paid by
those defendants to the provisions of
"judgment of congress he rught to
begin those criminal prosecutions and
the resolution instructs him to do so
in order that the majesty of the law
may be preserved."
STRUCK A FERRIS WHEEL.
Passengers Thrown in a Panic and
Women Wanted to Tump.
Five dead, four missing and a
?oroperty loss of nearly $1,000,000 is
the result of a two days' storm which
has raged intermittently in New Ycrk
and vicinity. The torrential down
pour has been a boon to the depleted
reservoirs, ten days' supply having
been accumulated in the watershed.
The llghtnitfg played a strange prank
at Clason Point, on the sound, strlk-l
ing a. ferris wheel. The big wheel,
which carried several passengers,
was rhrown from its axis and stuck,
fast. The lightning blinded the pas
sengers and there was A panic. Sev
eral women attempted to leap from
the wheel, but were restrained. The
passeivrs were taken down on lad
ders rigged together.
Saloon Keei>er Shot Down.
Hesitation to obey the commands of
two negro hold-up men cost J. H.
Norhen, a saloon keeper of Chirago,
his life early Thursday.' As he was
counting his money after closing up,
two negroes entered the saloon and
one covered him wiah a revolver. He
hesitated when they commanded him
to throw up his hands and was shot
through the head. One negro was
raptured by a police officer but the
Bolt Plays Havoc.
Jeff Griffin was instantly killed,
his two young daughters were badly
hurt, and Charles Toeuans, a neigh
bor, was probably fatally injured by
a bolt of llgtnin?;. according to in
formation received at Americus, Ga.,
Wednesday lafternoon. They were
sittir.g on. the porch of the Griffin
home, when lightning struck a near
by tree, and then fell among them.
Griffin was a wealthy farmer
WHERE COTTON GROWS
NUMBER OP BALES PRODUCED
BX US LAST YEAR.
.Total for Sooth Carolina and the
Figures 'Given for Hach of the
The government's report on cotton
production for 1910, just issued,
shows that the total number of 500
pound bales ginned in South Caro
lina was 1,153,501, compared with
1,099,955 in 1909. In production by
counties, Marlboro ieada, with 67,
343; Anderson^ with 61,611, comes
next,* Spartan bung- tnir i, with 56 -
312, and Orangeburg fourth with
53,080. The crop, by counties for
1909 and 1910, figured by 500
pound bales, follows:
Counties. 19::0. 1909.
Abbeville .'. 32,069 29,896
Anderson. 61,641 48,2*03
Barnwell.45,043 44 919
Beaufort. 8,993 6,'803
Caihoun (2).20,125 21,292
Chesterfield.26.42 4 22,696
Dillon (3)..39,318 38,910
Greenville .35 281 27,521
Horry.7 816 7.S47 j
Kershaw.21,527 20,461 j
Lancaster.23 053 19,256:
Laurens. 39,799 30,569
Lexington (2)-- 21,484 19,962
Marlon (3) .> .. ..16;585 17,0271
Orangeburg (2).. . .53,080 58,847j
Bickens. 13,780 11,077
Rlchland. 14,246 15,649
Saluda .. ... ... ..18.282 18,729
Spartanburg ... ..56,312 42,977
IJumter. ... ..33.622 28,936;
Union. ..17,135 12,882
Wniiamsburg.24.264 32,3 27
York.% ...39.458 32,821
WILL BE HANGED.
Negro Who Killed Overseer in New-|
Guilty as to the negro Sam Boozer
and not guilty as to John C. Hipp,
was the verdict of the jury at New
berry Wednesday eveniug in the case
against Boozer and Hipp, charged
with murder in the killing by Boo
zer to kill Gilliam. Th* case had ex
seer, at Old Town on March 3. A
motion for a new trial was made by
Boozer's counsel and this motion will
be heard by Judge Gary at Laurens
next week. Boozer was sentenced
to pay the death penalty on the third
Friday in August.
?Hipp, who is one of the largest
property owners in Newberry county,
was charged with having incited Boo
*eer to kill Gilliam. The c?;Se had
cited intense interest snd the court
room has been packed during the
trial. Should there be no interference
with the sentence imposed, the exe
cution of Boozer will be the first legal
execution in the county in fourteen
HELP AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES.
r* Pnrpose of Bill Introduced By
Tuesday Representative Lever in
troduced in the House of Repressiv
tatives in Washington a bill to estab
lish agricultural exte.i6lon depart
ments in connection \*ith the agri
cultural colleges and experiment sia
tions in the several states. The bill
provides that in order to aid in thej
diffusion among the people of the
United States useful and practical in
formation on subjects connected with
agriculture and hmoe economies,
there shall be established at each
agricultural college a department to
f ? known as an "Extension Depart
ment" and that there shall be appro
priated for this purpose $15 000
for each such department, condition
ed upon the state appropriating a
like amount for the same purpose.
Ship Gave Up for Lost.
A dispatch from Now York says
coast towns from Delaware Break
water to Montauk Point which have
been on the outlook for the missing
sloop Vayu since Sunday have re
ceived no tidings of tl .. vessel or the
party of five persons on board, and
hopes for their safety have well nigh
been abandoned. The sloop left Ba
yonne, N. J., for -a day 's cruise about
2 o'clock Saturday.
Severe Storm at Lamar.
'During a heavy stc" n Monday aft- j
ernoon lightning 3t, u. k barn and
stable belonging to C. N. Oates, be
tween Lamar and Darlington, burn
ing the building with its contents, j
which included two fine mules. Dur-i
Ing the storm the corn and tobacco
crops of a number of farmers in
the same community were literally
torn to shreds. I
THE GROWING COTTON
DROUGHT CONDITIONS PARTIAL-1
In this State Especially, Government
Says Rains Have Broken Long Dry
The severe drought which has pre
vailed In thehcotton belt was relieved
in the more eastern portion, but still
continues in the western, according
to the weather bureau's! bulletin for
the week ending' Tuesday. The bul
letin by states is reported as fol
Virginia, precipitation generally
deficient; abundant sunshine.
.North Carolina, light rainfall;
some uood rains in south partially
relieved by drought.
South Carolina, drought broken by
good rainB; sunshine above normal.
Georgia, drought relieved in east
and south; sp-'ous in west; temper
ature above'normal; scarcity of wa
.Florida, temperature above nor
mal; rains well distributed; sunshine
Alabama, temperature above nor
mal; precipitation below, although
some showers in east; sun-shine am
Mississippi, hot and dry, excessive
sunshine; insufficient showers.
Louisiana, little rain in sonth;
drought severe; sunshine and tem
perature above normal.
Texas, clear, dry and abnormally
warm; rain much needed.
Arkansas^ drought becoming seri
ous; only few scattered liisht show
ers; sunshine and heat above normal.
Tennessee, almost unprecedented
drought In some localities; some
showers east and central portion;
Kentucky, slight relief to serious
drought conditions; all crops need
rain; heat intense; water supply
Missouri, severe drought unbrok
en; excessively hot and dry.
Oklahoma, scattered showers in
east, remainder of State very dry; all
ROBBERY ON BROADWAY.
Eight Men BMe Up fin Auto, Only]
Six Role Away.
An automobile containing eight
men, pulled up in-front of the Hotel
Boy, on West Thirty-fifth street, near
Broadway, New York, about one
o'clock Thursday morning and the
men all lined up befcre Chas. Sim
mons the night clerk.
Each of them held a revolver and I
their leader ordered the clerk to
stand back while he explored the cash
drawer of the open sa::e. There was
nothing for the clerk to do and the
intruders quickly scooped out $160
in bills. Then the men filed out, the
last one covering the clerk' with his
revolver until all were outside.
As soon as he w?.s free the cler.i
grabbed his own gun from a drawer
and -fired five shots to call the po
lice He was so quick about it that
he got a response from a Broadway
patrolman before the robbers could
crank their automobile and gpt start
ed. The patrolman captured the last
two of the men and found in the
pockets of them a roll of bills twice
the size of that which the hotel clerk
DYNAMITE EV LAMP.
Caused Death of Two Negroes Light
ing It. .
Dynamite and an ignition cap plac
ed Into the lamp used by a negro
convict miner, with the evident at
tempt to kill the man, caused the
death of two negroes in a mine of the
Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Com
pany at Belle Ellen near Birming
ham. Ala., Thursday morning. Both
the victims were convict miners.
The one whose lamp contained the
explosives had just entered the mine
and lighted his lamp when another
prisoner approached. The dynamite
went off and killed ,both instantly.
Who placed the explosives Into the
lamp Is not known but it is thought
it was done by some miner who had
trouble with the nejro.
RESCUED IN TIME.
Passengers Taken Off Ship as Flames
Flames menaced the lives of G.r?
persons on the steamer John Lowry
that burned in the Ohio river op
posite Smithland, Ky., early Thurs
day. As the flames licked at the i
feet of the scores of frightened peo
ple gathered on the steamer's deck,
her nose was smashed into the Illi
nois shore land all were rescued.
The fire started near the boilers
and was not discovered by the crew
until it had gained such headway
there was no chance ot staying it. A
few of the !>0 passengers sustained
minor injuries and severul of the j
crew of 15 were hurt The fteamer i
Make The.nselves Known.
In the House of Representatives at
Washington a bilF, providing that
every newspaper must print in a
conspicuous place th j name of the
owner or owners, publisher and
managing editor, was introduced by
Representative Barnhard of Indiana.
JRG, S. C, SATURDAY, JUNI
Uoraveiicg an Awful North Carolina
Brutal Mordir Kjsltry.
RUMOR OF CONFESSION
Reported that a Negro Tells of the
Tragedy and Implicates a White
Muji?The Murder of Mrs. Hill One
of the Most Brutal Ever Perpe
The mystery surrounding the bru
tal and mysterious murder of Mrs.
Ida Hill, at Jamestown, N. C, is said
to be.on the eve of solution. It will
be remembered that Mrs. Hill, whose
family is both prominent and weal
thy, wss found dead in a room at
her mother's house about two weeks
aso with a stocking stuffed down her
throat and another tied around hei
neck. It is rumored that a confession
has been secured from a suspected
negro and that in this confession a
white man is implicated. A dispatch
from High Point, N. C, which is near
the scene of the awful tragedy says:
"Never before in the history of this
section have the people been so stir
red. In the quiet of her mother's
home, a worn, heart-weary woman,
caused by the loss of her husband,
was attacked by brutal fiends, stran
gled( bound and left hanging to her
bed.' Only a short distance away In
nearby bedrooms were the children
and relatives who slept on in igno
rance of the awful tragedy. Her
aged mother is prostrated and the
other members of the family are
broken hearted, while the entire com
munity shares their grief and whis
pers wonderlngly at the audacity, as
well as brutality of the crime.
"The story of the tragedy is one of
awfulness. The elegant Ragsdale
house, sitting back In Its grove of ce
dars and magnolias, is the place of In
terest. The room on the second
floor facing the front, will ever be a
sorrow-bringing spot. Sometime du
ring the early morning hours two
brutes, probably one black and one
white-skinned, but both black at
heart, climbed up the rose arbor ove.
the front porch and entered the open
window of the room occupied by Mrs.
Ida Hill. They were seeking money.
Mrs. Hill had recentyl returned from
a journey and It is reported that she
was to leavetgain shortly and these
black-hearted fellows presumed she
had money in her room.
"Mrs. Hill was a light sleeper and
possibly was awakened when the bur
i7l'2rs entered her room, for a passer
by on the road saw a light in her
room at midnight. At any rate It
appears that she was aroused <and
quickly they choked her. One of her
stockings was forced down her throat
and the other tied tightly about her
neck. Mrs. Hill was a forge woman,
but she was not well and the two men
possibly did not intend murder, but
rather proposed to keep her quieted.
Then they took her from the bed and
with straps from her suit, case they
(bound her. One strap labont her
waist was tighly buckled to the low
er rail of the bed at the foot and her
hands were forced beneath this strap.
The other strap was fastened in a
noose about her throat and tied to the
top rail of the bed and she w.-is IHi
while they proceeded to loot the
One of them ruust have struck the
woman, for one eye was blackened
and bruised and the eyeball blood
shot. The men were evidently de
termined that Mrs Hill should not
make any outcry and thus arouse the
house. They possibly did not realize
what they had dune 'and probably
did not know that In stifling the
arous.nl woman's cries they had
choked her to death. The attending
physician says that she was evidently
dead before being strapped to the
bed. Passing downstairs to the din
ing room, the men gathered up the
family silver and tied it in two!
bundles, but after all their efforts'
were evidently frightened and made'
their escape. 1
When the awful deed was dis
covered the body was still warm and
lay along the side of the bed bound
but there were no signs of a strug
gle. Evidently there was no strug
gle, for with the exception of the,
bruised eye there is no wound on the'
body. Clad in her night dress and itj
drawn smootly to her feet, those who!
found the body were impressed that]
the murder must have been commit
ted ond the body then placed on the
floor. It is an awful story and theI
people of Jamestown are still tremb
ling with the excitement. Neigh-j
bors are wondering where the sorrow
will fall next time. Not only James
town but this entire seriion is deep-,
ly interested and the people of tri-t?j
county are moved as never before.;
Mrs. Hill was a woman of charming!
personality, beloved and with a wide,
circle of intimate friends. Thej
Ragsdales are easily among the very!
best class and for years have been j
known for tneir sterling worth.
Corset Saved Her Life.
At Patterson, N. J. a steel rib inj
Mrs. Annie Noonan's corset saved fierj
from death, Thursday. Mrs. Lizzie:
Dorandy fired a bullet after her hus-j
band 'and struck Mrs. Noonan, stand
ing across the street. The steel de
fected the bullet, making only slight!
: 17, i9ii.
STOLE BANKS MONEY
CASHIER KILLS SELF AND AS
SISTANT EV JAIL.
Two Men Bring Disgrace Upon Them
selves and Families by Using
Luther V. Hart, cashier of the
Bank of Tarboro, N. C, is dead, and
E. H. Hussey, assistant cashier, is in
jail charged with complicity In the
misapplication of $50 ^00 in bank
funds as u. result of ? 'visit to the
bank Wednesday morning by J. K.
Doughton, state bank examiner.
Hart died from a self-inflicted pi&
tol wound, and the exposure of Hus
sey followed.when bank officials and
Mr. Doughton made u hasty investi
gation of the bank books.
Wednesday morning Mr. Doughton
called at the bank for the purpose
of making his regular inspection f)i
the affairs of the institution. The
examination was defered until noon,
end Hart remained at his post until
the regular dinner hour.
Coing home for dinner, he went
directly to his room, and a few min
utes later his wife was startled to
hear a pistol shot. Rushing to the
room, she found Hart laying across
the bed with a bullet hole through his
head. He died two hours later with
out having regained consciousness.
The misapplication, it is believed,
will not exceed $50,000. Hart had
recently been Involved In numerous
business transactions, and it is be
lieved a scries of failures was re
sponsible for his act.
Following the exposure the affairs
of the bank were placed in charge
of state officials, and they Imme
diately closed its doors pending, fur
ther investigation. The institution
is capitalized at $20,0000. Its depos
its aggregate more than $200,000.'
Hart was r.bout 35 years old, and
was a member of one of the most
prominent families in eastern North
SUCCUMBED FROM BEATING.
Tnle of Barbarous Cruelty Told at
Because she objected to her bus
band's selling whiskey, Mrs. Mary
Lawter, who re-ently came f.o Arling
ton in a remote section of Spartan
burg county, from near Saluda, N.
C, was so severely beaten by him
with a hickory stick that she died
from the effects of it. according to
the finding of the coroner's jury,
which rendered this verdict at the in
quest held by Coroner J. S. Turner
"We, the jury, find according to
the evidence Chat Mary Lawter can.
to her death from a whipping at
the hands of Andy Lawter, her hus
Lawter was at. once arrested and
comltted to Jail. As the whipping
occurred in Polk County, N. C, the
authorities of that county have been
notified, and Lawter will be held here
until the sheriff of Polk county comes
The witnesses told a tale of bar
barous cruelty on the part of Lawter
He whipped hir wife several times,
they said and once seized a gun and
tried t kill her. ,but was restrained.
Mrs. Lawter fir lly left him, saying
she would live on dry bread and wa
ter before she would live with her
husband and take the beatings such
as he had been giving her. She went
to live with her sister, Mrs. Lucy
Owens, at Arlington, and it was at
her home that she suddenly died
ALLEGE RUIN AND DEATH.
Creditors Want Receiver for the
A dispatch from St. Louis Mo.,
says declaring that ruin, destruction
and death have followed in the wake
of Lewis' enterprises, due to mis
representations made to investors
in his corporations and securities,
creditors .have .lied a petition in
United States rircuit court asking
for a receiver f( ? all of the proper
ties of E. G. Lewis, at University
City. Mo., and an injunction re
straining the representatives of a
syndicate of mugazine publishers
from exercising authority under the
irecent agreement taking over the
properties and t. forrlosure on ah
improved proper!v of the Universit)
Heights Realty and Development
Company. The creditors declare all
of the Lewis corporations ar? in
solvent and that their aggregate in
debtedness amou its to more than
Acquitted of Murder.
Tl. W. 'McMillan Southern railway
freight agent at .-'?iken was Wednes
day acquitted of killing Joe Miller, a
negro whom he killed at his hoard
ing house several weeks ago, shoot
ing the negro as he was fleeing.
The jury did not move from their
Costs Two Lives.
One man is dead, one is missing
and six others are in a serieus con
dition as the result of an explosion
in the distillery room of the Albany,
N. Y., Chemical Werks, on Van
Rennsselaer island Wednesday after
WILL PUMP SLOWLY
UNCOVERING OF MAINE WILL BE
Mud and Silt Will be Cleared From
Various Decks, as the Water Re
Army engineer offlecrs at Havana
estimate tbat it will be at least two
months after work begins on pump
ing out the water in the cofferatu.
about the battleship Maine in Havana
harbor, before an expert opinion can
be formed as to whether it was an in
side or outside explosion that sank
the vessel. About four feet, of water
has been pumped out of the coffer
dam already, but work has cow been
stopped until the government officials
arrive, probably about June 16.
With the water over the wreck lower
ed four feet, the top and sides of the
wreck's afterdeck are beginning to
come into view and the sighting hood
of the after-turret on the port side
was just awash. The greater part of
the afterdeck is now cleanly visible
under the water, showing the co
fused masses of wreckage cove.-ed
with marine growths. The forward
part of the ship upon which the great
er force of the explosion was exerted
is still submerged.
When pumping begins in earnest
the first stage of the unwatering pro
cess will only lower the water enough
to expose the top deck. This prob
ably will loom up as a bank of mud
as the water in the harbor is very
muddy and the vessel has been "col
lecting" deposits for 13 yer.rs. When
the upper deck is out of the water,
the work of clearing away the mud
and examining the deck will keep the
officers busy at least three or four
days. The examination of the deck
will of course be made with the
greatest care. In making an inven
tory of what is found the officers
must be in a position to swear that
they were actually there when the
mud was cleared away. For this rea
son, if for no other other, it wil.'
be necessary to exclude outsiders.
When work on the upper deck is
completed there will be more pump
ing and more mud until the water
is lowered to the deck below. In
spection of this deck will then be un
dertaken without undue haste. It lb
believed that the lower down the
water goes the more difficult will be
the work of clearing the mud away.
The problem of inspection also will
be made more difficult >as the succes
sive stages of pumping out progress
as daylight will not penetrate into
the hull of the vessel and work will
have to be done with artificial light.
What can be saved of the Maine
aud what it is most expedient to do
with the vessel can only be well de
determined when she is exposed to
view. Many engineer officers fear
I she can never be floated and will have
to be taken apart in sections if it is
decided to save her at all. Other of
ficers believe she will break and fall
to pieces when the unwatering of
the cofferdam gets under way.
iThe army officers in charge of the
1 work do uot expect to satisfy every
one with their work or to get through
without obstacles of any sort.
Thare already is criticism from those
who do not appreciate the bask of
the army officers are undertaking and
vho believe they are wasting time
and money because they do not do
everything with a rush. The officers
expect more criticism when the
pumping out begins, as their work
will not be done for the benefit of
the gallery, but for the government
of the United States.
Do Not Know Essentials of Our Nat
At New Orleans Tuesday sixii ap
plicants for entrance into this coun
try?Italians, Ruslans, Turks and al
most every other nationality?anx
Ig? . to swear allegiance to Uncle
Sam, appeared before the board of
naturilizalion. Some of the candi
dates naively admitted that they were
anarchists and polywtniists; that they
had never heard of the constitution
of the United States; that they did
not know how a congressman gets
his job and a few other things that a
well-regulated citizen is inclined to
profess knowledge of.
One of the applicants declared that
New Orleans was the capital of the
United States and that there was on
ly one house of congress and that the
president occupied that. He confess
ed, however, that he was intimately
acquainted with the constitution. A
former citizen of Turkey stated there
were 371 houses in Congress and
that a congressman serves as long as
We Don't Rlame Him.
At Burlington. NT. J., Joseph Mil-;
\or quit the bench in a choe factory
following receipt of the news that he
is sole heir to a fortune exceeding
$250,000, left by Mme. Monchezi, a
cousin, who died intestate In New j
York a few weeks ago.
Must Have Licence.
To diminish the danger that exists
in the operation of motor boats by
inexperienced persons, the navy de
partment has planned to secure fed
eral legislation requiring every own
er to take an examination and car
ry a license
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
Droocra?c Bills to Tht End WJ1 Not
Be Defeated in (be St r ale
COALITION IS FORMED
Or Being Form ed Between I he Dem
ocrats and Che Progressive Repub
licans to Revise the Wool, Cotton
and Steel Schedule at the Present
ScMSion of Congress.
The Washington correspondent of
the Atlanta Constitution says Demo
cratic tariff legislation will not be
doomed to defeat in the u;>per branch
of congress at this session, as has
.been generally feared. ?
A co ilitlon between Democrats anoj
progressive Republicans i:i the senate^
is rapidly taking sraye, and will^
result in the passcge of bills for
the revision of the rvoolen, cotton
and the iron and steel schedules.
This news became known here
and as the occasion for jubilation. /
Senator La Follette of Wisconsin/
is taking the lead in these negotia
tions, and eleven progressives h?/ve
agreed tc co-operate with the^tyem
ocrats in the end of securing .fjariff
reductions. So the work of a /Hong,
hard summer will not oe fruitless.
The administration counts, upon
enough votes to force through CAn-r
adian recprocity, with the Hoot
amendment to the wood pulp and
print paper provision eliminated.
This win be done by the votes of
Democrats and regular Republicans.
When it cornea to the adoption of
the free list, the progressive Repub
Micans wi'l inerst upon several amend
ments, but if an agreement can bo
reached on these, the bill will be sup
ported 6S an amendment to the Can
adian reciprocity pact.
Eleven of the thirteen progressives
have reached the conclusion that it
would be the part of discretion to aid
m passing tariff bills whlrh will effect
a reduction in existing eoednles.
The Underwood bill for the revis
ion of the woolen schedule is, in the
main, satisfactory to them. But they
will insist that the cotton echedu.!e"'be
revised also. '
Then here Is a strong feeling upon
the phrt. of the progressives that the
duties on steel and iron eeheduJ?
should be materially cut They are
framing, up the program of their own
and wish to know the extent of the
revision that is contemplated before
committing themselves to support any
There are now 41 Democrats in the
senate, 37 regular Republicans, and
13 who are on occasions insurgents
to measures and policies proposed by
the regulars. ^This was the number
th:t demanded recognition from the
committee on committees as a sepa
rate organization in the Republican
as a majority of the senate is46, it
only requires five of the progressives
to vote with the Democrats to con
trol that body, f eleven progressives
vote with the Democrats there will be
six more than a majority of the sen
ate. But it is probable that the two
Demcratic senators from Louisiana
will not b? in accord with their breth
ren on the -bills for revision of the va
rious schedules. This would cut the
majority to four, which is a bare,
workims majority bnt will be effec
DEATH OF REV. DAVID HUCTC8.
Heloved Minister Soon Follows Son
to the Grave.
A dispatch from Pinewood says
the Rev. David Hucks, Methodist
minister at that place, died Wednes
day morning about 9 o'clock after an
illness of six weeks, from typhoid
fever. His fifteen-year-old son. Ben
nie, proceeded him to the gruve by
only five days. Mrs. Hucks has also
been very sick with fever, but is now
considered out of danger. ThJi Is,
Indeed, a sad home, and (Mrs. Hucks
has the prayers and sympathy of
the entire community In her bereave
ment. Out of a family of ten, only
Mrs. Hucks <ind her little daughter,
Mary Ethel, are left. AH have passeu
to the other world.
Storm on Austrian Coast
A dispatch from Trieste, Austria,
says a storm of hurricane force raged
during Wednesday night, causing
many deaths and much damage to
shipping. Early Thursday morning
the bodies of 20 victims had been
recovered at this point. It is feared
that the fishing smacks with- crews,
totalling 40 men, whl h were at sea
Wednesday night, were lost. The
ships in the road were severely
damaged. A Greek vessel with its
<:rew of 12 foundered. Minor dam
ages to craft are reported from other
points on the Odrhitic sea.
Bomb Causes Panic.
Two hundred Greeks in a five
story tenement on East Eleventh St,
New York, were routed from their
beds and driven in panic to the flro
escapes early Tuesday by a bomb ex
plosion in a grocery store of Frank*
Zivello on the ground floor. The ex
plosion shattered the walls of *-he/.
building but did not harm any of th0.
tenants. Black hand societies weie
responsible for the explosion. ,