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Jury Decides Be Cammiticd Murder la
The First Degree.
HE KILLED BIS WIFE
His Sentence Unler Virginia's Laws
Will Be Death n the Electric Chair
?Motion for :*ew Trial by Coun
sel for the Dei 'ence Over-ltuled by
Judge Watson, Presiding.
Yesterday aft< moon the jury at
B.chmon, Va., .ryjng Henry Clay
Beattie for the laurder of his wife,
whom the State claims he shot on
a lonely road, vr? (turned the verdict
that the defendant was guilty of
murder in the first degree. Under
the laws of Virg.nia murder in the
first degree is pur ished by death, and
the mode of exe :ution is electrocu
tion. Counsel ft r the defense im
mediately upon ai nouncement moyed
for new .trial, vhich was turned
down by Judge Watson. No doubt
case will be carried on to the
WUth all the ev dence closed which
was entirely o a ciheumstantial
character in the f: mous murder trial
at Chesterfield, V;., of H. C. Beattie,
Jr., for the murde r of his young and
and beautiful wife a few months ago
on a road some miles from Rich
mond, all calculat '.ons were upset as
to when the case 'vould end by Spec
ial Prosecutor Wendenburg's an
nouncement on ''hursday that he
may ask the court :o re-open the case:
and,admit the testimony of a man
who,claims to hav^ been an eye wit
ness to the traged/.
Mr. Wendenbur; received the in
formation which may' change the
whole aspect of tt e case in a recent
mail. The writer, who until a few
days after .the mu 'der of Mrs. Beat
tie was a farm ha ad employed on a
place near the some of the crime,
said that he actual .y saw young Beat
tie kill his wife?s iw him knock her
from the automot He with the butt
of a shot gun and shoot her as she
lay insensible or the ground. He
wrote that BeattH had threatened
him when he founu that he had wit
nessed the deed i nd the following
day gave him a s\it of clothes "and
money w;Ith which .o get away.
Though he kept quiet at first be
cause he was afrcid, the man says
now he does not ?want Beattie to es
cape punishment and is willing to
te8tify\ The Chestei field farmer men
tioned in the lett r acknowledged
that a man by the name used by the
writer was employi d by him until a
few days after, the murder, and fur
ther declared it wts a fact that the
farm hand was chasing; a runaway
cow on the night cf the murder. In
?telling his story the alleged witness
said he was lookini; for a cow when
he came upon the n an and woman in
an automobile on the (Midlothian
turnpike some time after 10 o'clock.
Beattie the accu ;ed husband says
that while he and lis wife were out
riding on the Midlothian turnpike,
they were held up by a man, who
shot at him and ki led his wife who
was seated by his side in ^.the front
seat of their automobile. This story
was not believed, and Beattie was ar
rested and put on trial for murdering
his wife. The Stat j had made out a
very strong case against him, based
altogether on circumstantial evi
dence, and now comes in this new
witness, who says ii part:
"I was in the piae woods on the
rght hand side of the Midlothian
turnpike as you gc out from Rich
mond and I saw a l'ght. As I walked
closer to the road 1 saw an automo
ble standing almost in the middle of
the road facing tcward Richmond,
and there were two people in it?a
man and a woman. They were both
sitting in the front seat.
"They were quarreling. I could
hear them talking loud, so I did not
show myself, but waited behind a
tree about ten feet 'rom the edge of
the road in the thick pine woods to
hear what they said
"The woman was :leading with the
man. She was Baying that she wanted
her love back again and she did not
want the man to be cruel to her. The
man answered roughly.
"At one time Ihe. .rd him say, I'm
"At one time I be .rd him say, 'I'm
this.' Then I heard the woman say,
'How are you going to end it?' The
man said somehting I could not hear
man said something I could not hear
you how I'm going o end it.'
He got out of t ie machine and
walked across the opposite side of
the road from where I was and then
after he had been tl ere a minute he
came back with ? jmething in his
hand. I could not se ? what it was in
the dark. The woman was standing
in the machine in iront of the lert
hand seat in the frort part of the au
tomobile when the :r.an came back.
Both had been sitting in the front
seat before he went away to the side
of the road.
"Just when the man came back I
heard the woman scream once. Then
the man who was standing in the
road swung what he had in his hand
and hit the woman cn the right side
of the face. She fe'I from the ma
chine to the road and she did not
make a sound.
For a minute the nan stood look
ing at her and then ! heard him say,
'Damn you, you're njt dead yet. I'll
A XPAID TOO MUCH
COMMISSION WILL GIVE PUBLIC
NEWS VERY SOON.
That Will Be of Possible interest to
Mi*. B. Felder, So Declares Mr.
"At the next meeting of the com
mission there will probably be some
thing to give out of particular in
terest to Mr. Thos. B. Felder," said
Mr. Fred H. Dominick, following a
meeting of the dispensary winding-up
commission, held in Columbia Tues
day at about noon.
Only three members of t he commis
sion were present, Messrs. J. V. Wal
lace, chairman; Fred H. Dominiek
and E. M. Thompson. The commis
sion held another session Tuesday
night and then adjourned until the
next meeting, which it is stated will
probably be in titoe next two or three
When interviewed regarding the
work of the commission the three
members were in 'Mr. Domlnlck's
room at the Columbia Hotel. "We
are still at work on the voucher mat
| ter," said Mr. Wallace. "There is
very little to give out ui present.
! We have been delayed by the sick
ness of our accountant or we would
have been further advanced in our
work than we are.
"However, there will probably be
something of interest to the public
to give out at our next meeting in a
few weeks from now?something of
particular interest to Mr. Thomas B.
Felder," said Mr. Dominick. Some
interesting figures as to money got
ten by /Mm, particularly some that
was overpaid, a portion of which he
now has on hand and which runs in
to a good many thousand dollars.
After a pause Mr. Dominick add
ed: "According hi the Tertia! re
ports of our acountant the amounts
paid for attorneys' fees by *;he form
er uispensary commission exceeds the
amount collected from the graft ac
count by about $15,000 in round
numbers. There will be something
doing at our next meeting," he con
cluded after a few seconds.
OFFICE A PERSONAL ASSET.
Notaries Public Must be Friends of
? ?Governor Blease seems to regard
public office as a personal asset. He
recently wrote the following letter
to Hon. G. W. Sullivan, Senator from
State of South Carolina, Executive
Chamber, Columbia, Sept. 2. 1911.
Hon G. W. Sullivan, Williamston,
Dear sir: I have received an appli
cation frdm James Walter Kelly of
Pelzer, S. C, requesting that I ap
point him a Notary Public
I notice that you signed the same.
I have just had to revoke the com
missions of two men at Pelzer, and
unless you can personally cei tify that
Mr. Kelly is a friend of mine I can
not and will not commission him;
and in this, I wish you would make a
thorough examination, so as to make
no mistake when you give your cer
tificate. Very respectfully,
Cole L. Blease,
FIFTY KILLED IN FIGHT.
Some More Fighting Going on Over
Among the Mexicans.
A battle is reported to have occur
red between federal troops under
General Morales and a force com
manded by General Zapata, near
Chinamoca, Marales, in Mexico. News
reached the department of ae inter
ior that fifty Zapatists were killed.
Zapata is said to have beer, 'seen to
fall from his horse. Gen. L. Zapata,
who was formerly an adherent of
Francisco I. Madero, is reported to
have gathered several hundred men
at Chinamocia tin violation of an
agreement with ?Madero to disband
fix you.' Then he got up with a gun,
which was what he had hit her with,
and he shot her where she lay in the
road by the front seat of the auto
moble. I did not see where he shot
her. I saw him throw the gun some
where and he began to lift his wife's
body in the front seat of the automo
bile and I came out from the trees.
The man turned around and saw
me and he said to me 'Did you see
"I told him yes that I had seen It.
'Damn you what the hell are you go
ing to do aliou it?' he said. I didn't
say anything. Then he '-egan to
threaten me. He said he ras rich
and had lots of friends in Richmond
and if I told on him he would have
me killed somehow. He said nobody
would belive my story if I appeared
in court against him anyway, and I
had better ge t out. He said he would
give me some money and a suit of
clothes if I would go away.
"I told the man I would go away.
Then he told me to come to Beattie's
store the next day and there wou?^
be some money for me. I went the
next clay and he got. some money anfl
bought a suit of clothes. I s ayed in
South Richmond for two Ha;, s then,
but I was so scared and got so ner
vous that after tT?o days I took the
train to this place."
Tfli CROP MUST PAY
CHEAP COTTON IS DISASTROUS
TO THE COUNTRY.
High Prices Essential to the Growing
of the Staple as Other Crops Are
Just As Profitable.
In an interview on the cotton sit
uation, Richard H. Edmunds, Editor
of the Manufacturers Reeora. is quot
ed by the Boston Transcript as Baying
that "a permanently high price for
cotton is esentially to the best inter
ests, if not to the very life of the cot
ton manufacturers who are andious
to see lower prices by reason of the
probability of a larger crop this year
would inevitably drive cotton grow
ers to other pursuits, and the smaller
yield next year, with consequent ab
normal high prices, would bring
back all the evils from which the in
dustry has suffered during the last
few years in which it has had to con
tend with the high cost of raw ma
terial and low price of finished
"The world must adjust itself to
paying a higher price for cotton
goods. The sooner it is done the
better it will be for all interests and
especially for the manufacturers. The
time has passed when Southern far
mers were compelled to raise cotton.
In former years they were forced by
necessity to rafse cotton, and cotton
alone. Conditions have changed. Un
less prices be high, that is, high as
compared with former years, they
can make more money doing other
things. There is no moral obligation
to tho world to compel them to raise
cotton, though many people seem to
If New England could turn its cot
ton mills into Bhoe factories and dou
ble the profits on the investment, and
pay better wages to the laborers, no
body would say that New England
must continue to make cotton goods
because the world needs cotton
goods. Now the Southern farmer can
do a dozen things more profitably
than to raise and sell cotton at a
low price, and even 10 and 11 cents
a pound may now be counted as a
low price. He can do things that he
could not have done a few years ago.
Industrial development is affording
employment for thousands who raise
cotton. Urban growth is drawing
tens of thousands from the country
into city activities. City growth and
industrial development combined are
making it possible for thousands to
engage in diversified farming and
truck growing to supply the home I
"In the last ten years Industrial
development in the South increased
largely over one hundred per cent,
while its population increased only
about sixteen per cent. Thus, indus
trial activity gained six or seven
times as rapidly as population. The
extension of railroad facilities to all
parts of the South, and the ever in
creasing demand in the North and
West for early fruits and vegetables
make It possible for a very large num
ber of Southern farmers to make
money in meeting these requirements
than in raising cotton, even at four
teen or fifteen cents a pound. The
j South is now annually shipping to
the North and West, of fruits and
vegetables over $100,000,000 worth.
"The development of transporta
tion facilities throughout the South
is making the extension of this in
dustry possible in sections which
were formerly compelled to raise cot
ton. Under such conditions, the
world might as well face the situa
tion frankly and fully and under
stand its meaning. It is much safer
for manufactures to squarely face
this condition than to blindly imag
ine that we can again go back to low
priced cotton over a long term of
years. Last year the South's cotton
crop, the seed included, was worth
$303,000,000. If the South, by rais
ing a small crop can sell it for such a
figure, it is certainly not going to
raise two or three billion bales more
and sell it at two or three hundred!
million dollars less.
"Nearly three quarters of a cen
tury ago a report made to the British
Parliament advised the spinners of
England to do all in their power to
keep cotton at a low price, because,]
said this report, the fanners of Amer
ica would undertake to so increase
their production when prices wore
low as to get as much money in the
aggregate as when prices were high.
The English spinners have always!
gone on the principle that by fore-,
' ing the prices down they would in
crease the supply. Three-quarters aj
j century past and even up to a fewj
' years ago that was the case. It is notj
I so any longer. Conditions have ab-J
Isolutely changed. Economic devel
opment has made it posible for the.
[South to turn its attention to other
Icrops and to other activities which:
'yield a f~r larger profit than cotton,
j unless cotton commands whit manu-,
Ifacturcrs regard as a high price,
i "if during the last few years thej
'cotton manufacturers of this conntryi
had given more attention to educat
ing the public to paying a higher!
'price for cotton good.'?, instead of j
j spending their time, as they have|
done, in seeking to put down thej
price of the raw material, th3 situa
tion would have been far more fav
orable to them. Persistently claim-j
ling as most of them do, that prices
of the raw material were too high,
they convinced the buyers that cot-!
ton goods ought to decline in price, I
and therefore the price of the fin-1
ished article continued low, while
economic conditions forced an ad
vance in tie price of raw material. |
}EBURG, S. C, SATURDAY,
GOES FOR TAFT
Camming?, a Progressive Senator, Op
pised to His Renomination.
HE GIVES HiS REASONS
For Opposing the President, Who,
e He Suys Is Sot in Smypathy "With
the Progressive Element of the Re
publican Party, But Is a Supporter
of the Standpatters.
Senator A. B. Cummins in a sign
ed statement given out at Chicago on
Wednesday declares his opposition to
the nomination of President Taft. Af
ter a discussion of the main issues
in the Taft administration, which are
presented chronologically, the Iowa
senator summarizes his opposition in
these terms: ?
"My general conclusion is, there
fore, that in every struggle which has
taken place since Mr. Taft became
president upon-vital things his allies
and supporters have been the sena
tors and members of the house who
are known from one border of the
country to the other as reactionaries,
or stand-patters, and not progres
"If the voters of the Republican
party believe that the old leadership
should be perpetuated they can find
no letter nominee than Mr. Taft. I
don't believe it ought to be continu
ed, and therefore, without any per
sonal disparagement of the president,
I am hoping that a progressive Re
publican will be nominated and elect
ed next year."
First in the bill of particulars is
the Payne-Aldrich tariff law, and of
which Mr. Cummings says:
"Mr. Taft's associates in the mak
ing of this tariff law, which he de
clared to be the best ever passed,
were Mr. Aldrich and his followers In
the senate; Mr. Payne, Mr. Dalzell,
Mr. Cannon and their followers }n
the house. It seems to me 1 am jus
tified in the conclusion that he did
not take 'the progressive view' with
respect to this measure.
"It's hard for me to think of the
Canadian bill as progressive, believ
ing as I do that its passage was the
result of an understanding between
the president and the eminent reac
tionaries?Penrose of Pennsylvania,
and Lodge of Massachusetts?that
they would see it through the senate
if all other tariff bills reducting du
ties should be vetoed."
After damning the peace treaties
with faint praise. Senator Cummins
takes up the woolen and the free list
bills, of which he says:
"I haven't heard of any progres
sive rejoicing over the vetoes which
killed them. They were both pre
pared with the greatest care and in
the full light of advanced informa
tion, and both amply justified by the
standard of protection.
"I predict that these bills gave
the president the only chance he will
aave to sign acts of congress reduc
ing the iniquitious duties of the
Payn?-Aldrich law, but preserving
the system of protection. In waiting
for his tariff report he lest an op
portunity which Democrats will not
give him again."
Passing to a consideration of the
interstate commerce law, the Iowan
declares that if the bill had passed
as insisted upon by the president
'the work of nearly a quarter of a
century would 'have been swept away
and we would have taken a step back
ward in the regulation of our rail
Many naris of the committee bill
were so bad ihat. they found no de
fenders and such efforts as were
made to defend the administration
bill were led by Mr. Aldrich and Mr.
I.Mr. Cummins further avers that
President Tat't is 'out of harmony
with those who were recognized be
fore his advent,into ohV'. as the best
exponents of the conservation pol
And taking up the Canadian reci
procity bill he says: "It Is a false
pretense from besinning to end," and
"will not reduce tilie cost of living or
enlarge our markets for manufactur
es in Canada."
ORDERS RIOTERS BEHEADED.
Drastic Measures Being Taken in One
The disaffection in Mongolia, where
the princes and religious Iliads are
uniting against the Chinese develop
ment schemes, seems now to be trac
?a!?'e to ih<' Tibians. The p'inees,
it is s-aia, have appealed to Tibet for
prorec'.ion. Regarding the situation
in Sziechuan province, where the peo
ple have risen against the railroad
projects. Sheng-Haunsa-Huai, who is
the strong man in the Peking Gov
ernment, ordered n s'-ire of decapi
tations of the ringleaders of the riots.
Killed by Automobile.
Running at a high speed in an
auto, which struck a telephone pole,
Glonn Elkin was killed and three
other members of the party were ser
iously injured at Lexington, Ky., on
The speculators who were creiited
with being responsible for these high
er prices did not create these condi
tions. They only took advantage of
SEPTEMBER 9, 1911.
TO FLY ACROSS OCEAN
VANIMAN TO MAKE fflS START
His Airship Will Be Larger and Far
More Powerful Than That of Well
Arrival at Atlantic City, N. J., last
week of the huge silk envelope, that
is to form the sustaining power of
a big dirigible in a daring attempt
to cross the Atlantic Ocean with Mel
van Vaniman at the helm, has again
given the seaside resort the airship
"bug." The balloon is 268 feet long,
20 feet longer than the one in which
Wellman started for Europe and
which was lost before he had trav
eled many miles. It has a gross
lifting power of 26,000 pounds. It
is made of 2,200 pieces of tough
fabric. The gas bag is of the cigar
shape with an extreme diameter of
Vaniman expects to sail some time
before the middle of October, but
the exact date and the course to be
taken are problematical, depending
entirely on weather conditions. The
path of the big flying machine will
be in a general way that taken by
the steamships but the buffeting of
the adverse winds and storms may
cause a change at any time during
The game little Englishman speaks
of the trip as a little "voyage" and
does not seem to realize its magni
tude and the possibilities should he
successfully accomplish the deed he
and Walter Wellman tried last Octo
ber. Not that he is not confident
and anxious to make a get away, for
he continually puzzles himself over
the smallest details to make sure that
everything is in shipshape. He eats,
sleeps and drinks aeronautics. He
said this week:
"I'm sure it can be done if con
ditions are only what I want. We
will take every precaution My trip
with Wellman has helped me to
guard against the greatest dangers.
i.My ship will be larger, that is long
er, but not so wide as was the Amer
ica. The engines will be twice as
powerful as those on the America,
of driving us at wonderful speed.
With the new shaped envelope, and
a faster engine we will be ready to
take advantage of favorable condi
tions and make great headway and
when things are against us will have
the power to put up a better flight.
"No there will be no equilibrator
on my ship. Instead I have discov
ered another device that will keep
the vessel on an even keel. By use
of this the weight of the airship will
be lessened when we get within dan
gerous proximity of the water and
increased should we start to soar to
undersired heights." *
DANCED SEVEN ROURS.
Man and Girl Friend Test Their En
durance on Floor.
At St. Paul, Minn., after dancing
for seven hours, A. F. Scott, a bar
ber, took his lady partner to a re
freshment stand at Dreamland, in
that city, Tuesday night and toppled
over dead as he was about to drink
a glass of soda water. Miss Mamie
Webb, Scott's partner, stood' by his
side as he toppled to the floor. It
was In the spirit of fun that they had
promised to try out each other's en
durance. They started to dancing
as soon as the pavilion opened at
six o'clock and kept at it constnatly
save for the 3 0 seconds' wait of the
orchestra until one o'clock, a. m.,
when Scott exhausted, decided to give
up the struggle. The pair walked
over to the refreshment stand, or
dered soda, and as Scott wis about
to raise the glass to his lips he fell
in a swoon. He was dead when by
| slanders started to assist him to his
FAMINE HORROR IN CHINA.
Red Cross Aid for Flood Sufferers
Will Be Asked.
The enormity and horror of the
I famine situation confronting China,
caused by the Tang-Tse Kiang River
flood, was officially reported to the
State department at Washington by
American Consul General Wilder, at
Shanghai, and the question of ten
dering Red Cross aid is under con
The entire territory between ITan
kcw and Shanghai, a distance of
about six hundred miles, lias been
overflowed. Cities and towns are un
: der water, many dwellings being en
tirely submerged. Conditions among
i the people are distressing, and a
i famine threatens them.
Unless the tide of the Yang-Tse
soon subsides it is believed that con
ditions will become 'ar worse.
Old Man Will Live.
Jimmie Walker, a Shawn o Indian,
lus years old. will live despite the
facl that he lost a leg i:i a railroad
accident at Tulsa. Okla.. on Monday
night, according to a statement of
his physicians. Walker wan once
chief of his clan.
Stranded Steamer Saved.
The steamer Lexicon, which was
driven ashore at the mouth of the
Edisto River, in the hurricane of last
week has been floated by tugs and
is now in a safe position. She had
not taken any water and is not be
lieved to be seriously damaged.
POEM * OOSENS NOOSE
OREGON GOVERNOR TOUCHED
BY STANTON'S VERSUS.
The Warden Arranges Dramatic Cli
max to Announce That tho Gover
nor Had Commuted Sentence.
Affected by reading the newspa
per poem, "They've Hanged Bill
Jones," by Frank L. Stanton of the
Atlanta Constitution, Gov. West, of
Oregon Tuesday saved esse P. Webb
from the gallows by commuting his
sentence to life imprisonement. The
Governor himself says the poem mov
ed him to exercise clemency although
Webb's daughter, eighteen years old,
foas pleaded with the Governor for
months to give her father's life' and
has striven in every way to save him.
The announcement that Webb
would not be hanged was made most
theatrically under the stage manage
ment of the Warden of the State pen
itentiary. Webb was convicted of
killing W\ A. Johnson, whose body
was found in a trunk in the Union
Passenger Station there. Noon Tues
day was the time fixed for his execu
Five minutes before 12 all the con
victs in the penitentiary were
marched into the main dining room
and Webb was ordered to stand at
the head of the long central table.
When, commutation of his sentence
was proclaimed discipline disappear
ed, cheers for Gov. West echoed from
the walls and reverberated down the
corridors. Although Webb, alone of
the prisoners, may have known that
his life was saved, he seemed much
ROAD IMPROVEMENT TRAIN.
Southern Railway Helping Good
The special "Road Improvement
Train" being operated by the South
ern Railway, the Augusta Southern
Railroad and affiliated lines in co
operation with the United States of
fice of public roads, will commence
its tour of South Carolina and Geor
gia September 4. It will spend prac
tically a month in South Carolina
making exhibitions at points along
the Southern Railway, and on Sep
tember 29th will enter Georgia to
visit points along the Augusta South
The "Road Improvement Train" is
being sent out by the Southern Rail
way to further the rflovement for bet
ter wagon roads throughout the
South and at the same time to give
practical information to farmers; and
road officials as to building of roads
and their repair. The schedule for
the South Carolina and Georgia
points so far as arranged is as fol
Sept. 4, Monday?Blacksburg, 10
a. m.; Gaffney, 2 p. m.
Sept. 5, Tuesday?Spartanburg, 10
Sept. 6, Wednesday?Greenville,
9:3 0 a. m.; Easley, 2 p. m.
Sept. 7, Thursday?Calhoun, 10 a.
m., Walhalla, 2:30 p. in.
Sept. 8, Friday?Seneca, 9:30 a.
m.; Pendleton, 2 p. m.
Sept. 9, Saturday?Anderson, 10 a.
m.; Belton, 3 p. m.
Sept. 11, Monday?Abbeville, 10
a. m.; Greenwood 2 p. m.
Sept. 12, Tuesday?Newberry, 10
a. m.; Prosperity, 2 p, m.
Sept. 13, Wednesday?Union, 10 a.
m.; Columbia. 3:30 p. m.
Sept. 14, Thursday?Winnsboro,
10 a. m.
Sept. 15, Friday?Chester, 10 a.
Sept. IG, Saturday?Rock Hill, 10
a. m.; York vi lie, 2 n. m.
Sept. IS, ".Monday?Lancaster 10 a.
m.; Camden, 3 p. m.
Sein. 19, Tuesday?Sumter, 1:30
Sept. 20, Wednesday?Orangeburg
9:30 a. in.: St. Matthews, 2 p. in.
Sept 21, Thursday?Bamberg, 9:
30 a. m.; Denmark, 2 p. in.
Sept. 22, Friday?Barnwell, 10 a.
m.; Allendale, 2 p. m.
Sept. 2:;, Saturday?St. George.
9:30 a. m.; Summerville, 2 p. m.
Sept. 25, .Monday?Charleston, 10
Sept. 2fi, Aiken, 10 a. m.: lidge
field, 2:30 p. ra.
Sept. 27, Wednesday?Uatesburg,
10:30 a. m.
Sept. 2S, Thursday?Lexington, 10
Sept. 29. Friday?Ifephzibah, Ga.,
9:30 a. in.; Wrens, 1 p. m.. Gibson,
4 p. in.
Sept. 3 0, Saturday?Sandersville,
Ca., 9:30 a. m.; Warthen, I p. m.;
Mitchell. 1 p. m.
Free lectures and demonstrations
showing th<> importance of good
roads and how to build them and
keep them in repair at the smallest
necessary cost will be conducted at
each by two road building experts of
the [Jnited States department of ag
riculture, .Missis L. C. Boykin and
II. Fairbanks, assisted by a rep
resentative of the land and indus
trial department of the Southern
Railway. Two coaches of the train
are filled with exhibits, pictures and
working models, and the lectures are
illustrated with stereoptican views.
At great expense the Southern Rail
way and affiliated lines are handling
this train without cost to the govern
ment in order that the people along
its lines may have the opportunity
to receive the valuable information
as to road building which it affords.
TWO CENTS PER COPY.
BEAT ANY CROP
Last Year's Cotton Brought More Mcney
Tbao That of Any Year.
GREAT COTTON VALUES
Secretary Hester Shows Splendid
Money Value of 1010 Crop Over
1908-00 Crop, Although the Latter
was 1,700,000 Bales Greater.?R?J
timates for this Year's Crop.
"No American cotton crop, ever
grown has sold for as much as the
one just marketed, the total valU'B,
including the seed, having been $1,
The remarkable statement is con
tained in the detailed statistics of
last season's cotton crop issued re
cently by Col. Henry G. Hester, se%
retary of the iNew Orleans Cotton Ex
Withi 1,700,000 bales less than con
tained in the bumper crop of 1908-09,
the crop just marketed netted the
South $254,000,000 more. The 13,
511,000 bale crop of 1906-07 brought
$222,000,000 less than the past sea
As a whole, the crop averaged
within a shade of strict middling, and
the farmer was paid an average oil
16.04 cents per pound or $76.60 per
[Regarding the consumption of cot
ton and the mill situation generally
in this country, the report says:
"In the United States, the mills
NortJhi and South have consumed
nearly as much as last year, in addi-.
tion to which they have limported the
greatest quantity of foreign cotton,
ever brought to this country in any
one season. - Thus far the use of
;fcireign cotton in tblis optfntry is
small compared with the total con
sumption, but its increase is signi
A continued interesting feature Is
the widening of difference between
quantity of American coljton con
sumed North and South; the expen
ses of the latter have Increased to
103,000 bales. Concerning the
North, a heavy curtailment of pro
duction was quite good during the
latter moments of the season,
"The complaint has been that when
cotton strengthened, good did not
"The situation recently has improv
ed, and there is an underlying, im
pression that matters will readjust!
themselves on a more satisfactory
basis in the near future."
Secretary Hester puts the 1910-11'
crop at 12,120,095 bales, an increase
over that of 1909-10 of 1,510,427,
and a decrease under Unat of 1908-09
The increase in Texas over last
year was in round numbers, 582,000
bales; in the group of "other Gulf
States," embracing Louisiana, Mis
sissippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mis
souri, Oklahoma, Utah, Kansas, Ariz
ona, California and New Mexico, it
was 704,000, and in the group of
Atlantic States, including North and
South Carolina, Georgia, Flovida,
Kentucky, Alabama and Virginia,
iMr. Hester's report is given as fol
lows in thousands of bales:
Alabama, 1209, against 1,078 last
Arkansas, S46, against 718 last
Florida, 68, against 66 last year.
Georgia, 1,853, against 1,927 last
Louisiana. 273, against 282 last
?Mississippi, 1,23 9, against 1,121
Oklahoma, 724, against 566 iast
?North Carolina, 794, against 676
South Carolina, 1,231, against 1,
i 84 last year.
Tennessee, 424, against 316 last
Texas, 3,259, against 2,676 last
Total crop bales, 12,210, against
10,610 last year.
The consumption of American cot
ton of all kinds he puts at 4,678,000
bales, against 4,665,000 last year.
He puts the world's consumption
American cotton at 12,034,000 bales,
an increase over last year of 260,000
and a decrease I he year before of
In the South Mr. Hester makes the
consumption 22,313 bales over last
year and 196,257 under Uive year be
Bitten by Mad Dog.
A yellow cur, supposed to he rabid,
created a sensation in two of the mill
village about (Ireenville Thursday,
morniHi? by attacking and biting four
little children and two dogs. The
dog was surrounded by a crowd of
men and boys and stoned to death, af
ter it was decapitated and ita head
was sent to Columbia for exami
A dispatch from Lima, Peru, says,
the Chilean steamer. Tucapel, has
been wrecked and is a total loss.
Eighty-one persons were drowired.
The steamer Tucapel was eagaged in
trading on the west coast of -South
Amercia. She was 1912 tons,
and wa3 commanded by Captain Mar