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COTTON REPORT LEAK.
-Secretary Wilson Will Enforce Strict
Investigation-Others May Be
Tha: Secre:ar v W ilz,n intends to
take no step backward in his report
on the eAt.n leak investigation is
evidenced by his statement that he
wz~anta afraidl 4f any libel suit which
migh: be nieci against him by Mr.
Price or others mentioned in the re
port. In fact, he said, he would wel
come Such action because it might be
the means of developing some facts
not alreadv uncovered and which it
i> desirable to know.
-This is a auarrel among gamblers,"
he said. "brought about by the dissat
isfaction of some of them in not get
ting what they thought was their due.
I have no:hing to take back. As the
head of an executive department of
the :_overnmient it was my duty and
my right to give to the public the re
sult of the investigation by the secret
service agents into the charges which
had been filed leading up to the dis
missal of Mr. Holmes."
The secretary added that he had
-given consideration to Mr. Price's re
<quest, as presented through his attor
ney, William M. Ivins, of New York,
"to withdraw the unjust, offensive and
unsustained charges and implications"
and had reached the determination to
take no further action in the matter.
He said he would not communicate
with Mr. Price or his attorney in
In view of the opinion by the Unit
ed States District attorney that a
- criminal prosecution against Holmes
would not lie. Secretary Wilson in
timated that he would suggest to
President Roosevelt a recommenda
tion to Congress that legislation be
-enacted to cover cases of a similiar
-character involving a breach of trust.
A special from Oyster Bay says
t'hat it is regarded here as not unlikely
that criniinaI prosecution may result
from the investigation of the cotton
report leak in the department of agri
culture. The subject has not yet been
presented to the president in a formal
way, although he is familiar with most
-of the details of the inquiry.
United States District attorney
Beach, of Washington, was of the
-opinion, after a cursory exaihination
of a part of the evidence adduced in
the investigation, that a criminal pro
ceeding would not lie against Assist
ant Statistician Holmes. who is al
leged to have profited by giving ad
vance information oi the condition of
the cotton crop to certain brokers.
The department of justice is not in
clined to acept this view of the case.
W-hile no decision to institute criminal
proceedings has been reached, 1-he
subject is being considered by attor
ney general Moody. wvho will later
take the matter up with the president.
Secretary Richard Cheatham, of the
Southern Cotton association, of At
lanta has returned from WVashingt'on.
where he has been assisting in the in
vestigation of the statistical bureaus
-of the department of agriculture with
reference to the leakage in the cot
When e asked if his report would
he made public, sectary Cheatham f
aid he e':ld nt g c it Out, and that t
the matter w:ld :ave to be acted
up-n by the S 'uthern Cotton a.soci- p
Speaking of the i-;estigation secre- h
tarv Cheatham said: "It has now been
shown completely and absolutely that
there was a leak in the department,
and now nothing can be added to that
estahlishd fact except to show that
others besides Holmes had something
to do with that leakage.
When asked if his report to the C
Southern Cotton association would T
charge others with being connected th
with theaffair, Mr. Cheatham said he
was not at liberty to state.
Mr. Cheatham is very much pleased t
at the outcome of the investigation. ti
He spoke in the highest terms of the
secret service men wi:h whom he was
associated in the work.
RACE WAR IN NEW YORK.
Two Persons Shot in Pitched Battle
- Bahl Game The Cause.
Two persons were shot, one prob- m
ably fatally, in a fight between mobs C
of whites and negroes in West Six- ai
teenth street on Sunday last. The
trouble began when Henry Hart, ,a
colored man. was attacked in the b
street by a number of white youths,
who acused him of interfering with a
ball game. Hart fled, pursued by a
mob of whites hurling stones, bricks al
and other missiles, and reached the la
tenement house where he lived. After R
arming himself with a revolver, Hart u;
ran down stairs and began firing into a:
the crowd, one of the shots striking ti
James Hunter in the side. Policeman o
John Loye ran into the hall and ar- B
rested Hart after the latter :had fired bE
at him twice. As Loye brought his rf
prisoner out, a swarm of negroes, b(
armed with pistols, clubs, razors and be
other weapons, poured out of the tene- se
ment, bent on a rescue. The police- P1
man's helmet was mashed and he was u
knocked down and kicked, but he kept P
a firm grip on his prisoner and finally P
succeeded in getting his back against
a wall, where he stood off his assail
ants. By this time the whites had it
been reenforced to the number of h
several hundred, and 'the negroes
broke and fled in every direction. A
shot fired from a negro tenement
struck Mrs. Mary Donohue, who was d
attempting to lead a child out of the t
tenement, in the head, inflicting a r
p)robably jatal wound. The police s
broke into the house and arrested Al- jal
bert Middleton, who is supposed to n
have fired the shot, and* five other r
In spite of the presence of a large f<
body of police reserves, desultory n
fighting between whites and blacks 1h
continued, until a sudden downpour C
of rain scattered t'he combatants. Id
Some rich thieves are c:aliled finan- ;b
Dishonest grocers resort 'to legal g
Jokes on marriage are funny only to ti
those who are not married. rt
'When the landlord raises the rent .C
he expects the tenant to raise it also. ja
When in nee
and a lot ofth
argest stock 2
tensils in the C
A girl seldom refules to eat corn (Sp
-n the c'b unless she has store
Oited because a vin1g man asked is
er t- mllarrv him instead of asking -p
er tl accimianv iIm to the theatre.
Found a Cure for Dyspepsia.
Mrs. S. Lindsay, of Fort William, G.
ntario. Canada. who has suffered
Iite a number of years from dyspep
a and great pains in the stomach, cu
as advised by her druggist to take th
hamberlain's Stomach and Liver
ablets. She did so and says. "I find
at -they have done me a great deal -
good. I have never had any suf- D.
ring since I bo-aa using them." If clit
oubled with dyspepsia or indiges- n
>n why not take these Tablets, get a,
ell and stay well? For sale by cot
nith Drug Co., Pelham and Son, to
G. Mayes. and Prosperity Drug ma
The laxative effect of Chamberlain's Co
:omach and Liver Tablets is so wh
reeable and so natural that you do sav
)t realize it is the effect of a gra
edicine. For sale by Smith Drug Th
:., Pelham and Son, W. G. Mayes, an
id Prosperity Drug Co.$.
How wonderfully developed must
the fu:-niture mnover's bump of de- lv
Mr. J. T. Barber of Irwinville. Ga..
ways keeps a bottle of Chamber
in's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
emedy at hand ready for instant H<
e. Attacks of colic, cholera morbus bit
id diarrhoea come on so suddenly an
at there is no time to hunt a doctor an
go to the store for medicine. Mr. El
arber says: "I have tried Chain- rc<
rlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar ter
ioea Remedy which is one of the in
st medicines I ever saw. I keep a wc
)ttle of it in my room as I have had su<
veral attacks of colic and it has gu
oved to be the best medicine I ever W.
ed." Sold by Smith Drug Co., 50<
elham and Son, W. G. Mayes, and
rosperity Drug Co.
A woman never judges a man's -abil- mi
as a liar by the compliments he
Cuban Diarrhoea. Idu
U. S. sol'diers who served in Cuba cai
iring the Spanish war know what Co
is disease is, and that ordinary Bli
medies have little more effect than tru
much water. Cuban diarrhoea is is
most as severe and dangerous as a ciul
ild attack of cholera. There is one WV
medy, however, that can always be
~pended- upon as will be seen by the .
llowing certificate from Mrs. Min- er
e Jacobs of Houston, Texas: "I ce
~reby certify that Chamberlain's
olic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Reme
~cured my husband or a severe at
ck of Cuban diarrhoea: which lhe hec
ought home from Cuba. We had to
~veral doctors but they did him no ea'
yod. One bottle of this remedy req
ired him, as our neighbors will tes- Pi
fy. I thank God for so valuable a an
edicine." For sale by Smith Drug fo:
o., Peiham and Son, W. G. Mayes. at
id Prosperity D:ug Co. st<
It Takes Only
di of anything
ngs out of it,
lounty. We lead,
rained Ankle, Stiff Neck, Lame
I'-c-e are thre cnman ailmentr
- whch Chamben r )a:n' Pain Pan
espccially vala)e. If promy:y i
died it wili av e ,u time. mOneV
.fferin whei troubled with any
of the,e ai:mlents. For sale by
ith Drug Co.. Peiham and Son, V.
Mayes. and Pro-perity Drug Co.
Vhen sne men have no better oc
)ation they hunt up something for
,ir wlives to do.
Torture of a Preacher.
lie story- of the torture of Rev. 0.
Moore, pastor of the Baptist
irch, of Harpersville. N. Y., willI
rest you. He says: "I suffered
>nies, because of a persistent
gh, resulting from the grip. I had
sleep sitting up in bed. I tried
ny remedies, without relief, until 1
k Dr. King's New Discovery for
nsumpti,n Coughs and Coids,
ich e".,irely cured my cough, and
ed me from consumption." A
.nd cure for diseased conditions of
roat and Lungs. At W. E. Pelham
I Son druggist; price 5ocents and
Do, guaranteed. Trial bottle free.
i a lawver's success depends who!
upon the gift of gab. there would
more woman lawyers.
For scven years." writes Geo. W.
)ffman, of Harper, Wash., "I had a
ter battle, with chronic stomach
I liver trouble, but at last I won,
I cured my diseases, by the use of
!ctric Bitters. I unhesitatingly
>mmend them to all, and don't in
Ad in the future to be without them
the house. They are certainly a
nderful medicine, to have cured
:h a bad case as mine." Sold, under
irantee to do the same for you, by
E. Pelham and Sun, druggist, at
ents a bottle. Try them today.
[f a girl refuses a young man's pro
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nd, so he doesn't mind her no.
A Fearful Fate.
t is a fearful fate to Lave to en
-e the terrible torture of Piles. "I
i truthfully say," writes Harry
Ison, of Masonville, Ia., "that for
nd. Bleeding, Itching and Pro
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:he best cure made." Also best for
s. burns and injuries. 25cents at
E. Pelham and Son, druggist.
A. woman is as old as she looks, but
try woman imagines she is the ex
)tion that proves the rule. ex1
In Mad Chase.
Villions rush in mad chase after
alth. from one extreme of faddism
another. when, if they would only
good food, and keep their bowels
~ular with Dr. King's New Life
Is. their troubles would all pass
ay. Prompt relief and quick cure
liver and stomach trouble. 25c
W. E. Pelham and Son's drug
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