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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. C. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1907 NO. 7
FELL IN CANAL
Woman Aeronaut Had a Thrilling
Experience in Augusta.
WORST IN HER LIFE.
She Drifted Nearly One Mile in the
Water Before She was Rescued by
Her Husband and Others,--.ihe
Had Made Eight Hundred Assen
sions, But This Was the Most Ser
ious Accident She Had Met With.
Drifting almost a wile down the
Augusta canal Wednesday afternoon.
alone in the darkness, helpless and
without knowing how to swim a
stroke, was the terrible experience of
Mle. Theresa, the plucky woman
aeronaixt who made a balloon assen
sion at the Georgia-Carolina fair
grounds at Augusta just as the sun
went down Wednesday afternoon.
The Herald says only a life pre
server, which Chairman W. T. Field,
of the priviledge committee, insisted
that -she wear, saved her from imme
dSiate drowning. No one from the
fair association or her management
was near her place of descent and
when she landed it was in the &IMA
about a quarter of a mile above the
A representative of The Herald
was the first to discover her perilous
position and h informed her husband
of the danger. A boat was hastily
procured and the trip across Lake
Olmsted was hastily made by the two
men. Arriving on the oposite side
ber husband was horrified to hear
from a passerby that hiN wife had
been seen drifting down the canal
and that there was no one to help
Frenzied with fear he was unable
to cope with the situation and at
direction of The Herald's representa
tive he went back across the lake in
a boat with Ifistructions to notify the
fair officials of the matter being as
sured that everything possible in hu
an power would be done to save the
woman. With superhuman energy he
started on his trip of over a mile
back to the boat house.
In the meantime The Herald's rep
resentative went on alone down the
canal bank and at the Nixon silk mill
about half a mile further down.
found Mlle. Theresa and she was res
Cued by means of a long pole. In
the rescuing party were Mr. C. A. e
Holly, superintendent of the mill;
Munro Johnson, cloth room boss; W.
H. Hopkinson, canal man, and A. T.
hristy, all of whom were summoned
rom the mill just as it was closing.
Mile. Theresa was almost uncon
cious when taken from the water
nd she had to be carried into the
arm boiler room of the mill where
restoratives were given and in a
short time she was considerably im
proved. A cab was called over ther
mill 'phone and a message was also
sent to the fair grounds giving notice
that she had been found and was ine
good hands. Amessenger was sent
to the boat house to give informlation i
o her husband when he pulled in on
To The Herald' Jsrepresentative.
ho accompanied Mile. Theresa back 4
o the fair gl'unds, she told an in
"I have been in over 800) ascen
sions but my experience in Augustae
is the most awful in my life. I was
umacquainted with the dangerous
waters around the fair grounds and
s~tarted not to take a life preserver.
Whn I was weil up into the air T
saw it was a wise proviso. When I
landed in the canal I arose imme
diately and drifted slowly down the
canal. when to my horrow I heard
the rushing and roaring of the wat
er and I knew that there was danger
near I thought perchance I might be
caught in the whirling rapids and
drowned, despite my life preserver.
However, the darkness shrouded mue,
and out of the gloof I could not see
any distance scarcely, the dark wat.
ers were all around and I was gettng
stupid with the cold.
"When you people came I could
scarcely move and I could not have
stood up to save my life when take7
from the water.
"My husband and 1 first met in
Auigusta some" years ago and we were
married In Valdosta a few months
after. My old home is in Pennsyl
vania. but my husband is from Grand1
Rapids, Mich.. and there we have a
"No. I am undaunted by the ex
perience and I shall keep up the as
Mle. Theresa. which by the way.
is of course, only her cognomem in
the balloon ascensions, was profuse
in her words of appreciation and she
declared that nothing she could do
or say would in any way be a recom
pense forh service which had been
''Th~ded her by all concernd.
rWhen her husband arrived she was
safe in the offce of General Manager
Moore. Only three were present at
the meeting, which was very imnpres
sire, giving another aspect to life on
the road than which is generally as
cribed to it by people in discussimg it
in a general way.
BLOWN TO FRAGM~ENTS
A Man Commrits Suicide With a Stick
Calmly lying down on a bed at his
oe. John Leckai, aged 50 years. of
Eno Station. Pa., Friday evening
thew a comfort over himself, lighted
a fuse to a stick of d:-y t.vhc
he placed under the bed. Fifteen
min~utes later neighbors gathered up
the fragments of Leckai and the fur
niture. The building was entirely
SOME PLAIN FACTS
About the Different Crops Raised
in the South.
As Collected by Mr. Henry S. Reid,
of Atlanta, and Published in The Cot
Permit me. says Mr. Reid, to intro
duce some cold figures pertaining to
the corn and other crops, besides
cotton, grown in the eleven cotton
growing States. After reading these
figures we hardly think you will be
among those who believe that the
South is dependent on her cotton crop
for her well-being. Here are the
amount and value of the different
crops besides cotton raised in the
The Corn Crop.
Texas produces 156.000,009 bush
els, valued at $78,000,000.
Georgia produces 53,000,000 bush-,
els, valued at $35,000,000.
Alabama produces 48,00.0,000 bush
els, valued at $31,000,000.
North Carolina produces 42.000,-l'
000 bushels, valued at $28,5e0,000.
Mississippi produces 41,000,000 bush
Is, valued at $25.000,000.
Louisiana produces 26.500,000
bushels, valued at $16,000,000.
3outh Carolina produces 24,000,000
bushels, valued at $17,500,000.
Florida produces 7,000,000 bush
Is. valued at $4,500,000.
Oklahoma produces 66,000,000
bushels. valued at $20,000,000.
Indian Territory produces 69,000.
)00 bushels, valued at $22,000,000.
Arkansas produces 53,000,000
,shels. valued at $25,500,000.
Total: 600,500,000 bushels, valued
The corn crop in the 11 cotton
rowing States amounts to nearl
ne-half of the value of the cotion
rop, hence one can readily imagine
he magnitude of this crop in the
ytton belt, should it be given pains
aking attention, and how quickly,
nder these circumstances, it would
ethrone King Cotton.
The W~heat Crop.
The Southern States do not pre
ed to be particularly strong in 1
heat culture. still her crop of as
ne wheat as grows, tabulates as fol
Oklahoma. 19,000.000 bushels,
alued at $10.500,000.
Texas, 14,250,000 bushels, valued
North Carolina, 5,500,000 bushels.
alued at $5,000,000.
Georgia, 3.250,000 bushels, valued
t $3,000,000.. e
South Carolina, 3,000,000 bushels, -
alued at $3,250,000.
Indian Territory, 3,000,000 bush
is. valued at $3,500,000.
Arkansas, 2,000,000 bushels, val
ed at $1,500,000.
Alabama, 2,000,000 bushels, val
ed a. $1,250,000.
Mississippi, 18,000 bushels, valued
Total, 52,018,000; valued at $39,
The Oat Crop.
The oat crop for the cotton bel..
aches a considerable item, as the
ubjoined table indicates:
Texas produces 32,000,000 bush
Is. valued at $13.250.000. Il
Oklahoma ~produces 2,000,000j
ushels, valued at $3,500,000-_.
Indian Territory produces 7.000,
00 bushels, valued at $2,250,000.
South Carolina produces 8,750.-t
D bushels, valued at $2,250,000.
Georgia, 3,750,000 bushels, valued
Arkansas produces 3,750,000 bush
Is. valued at $1,600,000.
North Carolina produces 3.250,
0O bushels, valued at $1,600,000.
Mississippi produces 1,5 00,0001
ushels, valued at $800,b00
Florida produces 400,000 bushels.
alued at $275,000.
Louisiana produces 500.000 bush
,l valued at $225,000.
Total: 71.650.000; valued at $29,
The Hay Crop.
The hay crop in the 11 States, in
ons and dollars, is as follows:
North Carolina produces 195,000
2ns. valued at $3,000-000
South Carolina produces 99,000
ans. valued at $1,500,000.
Georgia produces 130,000 tons,
alued at $2,300,000.
Florida produces 3tt,000 tons. val
edd at $450.000O.
Alabama produces 11 0.000 tons
alued at $1,500,000.
Mississippi produces 85.1000 tons.I
alued at $1.000,000.
Louisiana produces 685,1)00 tons.
aaued at $6,000,000.
Indian Terriory produces 65,000
ans. valued at $360,000.
Olahoma produces 420,000 tons.
a alued at $2,500,000.
Arkansas produces 115,000 tons
aalued at S1.200.000.
Total: 1,987,000 tons; valued at;
$20.1 90.0 0).
'The Potato Crop.
The potato crop of the- South is as
North Carolina produce<; 1.80 0,000
bushels, valued at S1.35,000.
South Carolina produces 730,000
bushels valued at $785.00.
Georgia produces 670.000 Ibushlels,
valud at $735,000.
Florida produces :340-0i0 t:shels.
valued at $370,000.
AAaaa produces 700,000 bush
els. valued at $650.000.
MisissiiPi produces 4 80."') buuch
eess v alu'd at $4 00 4
Louisiana produces Tsen0 bush
els valued at $60C.0(0.
Texas poduces 2,400.11Th Iushelr.
valued a $2.1 40-''00
I ndian Territory produc" ,0"
00 ushels, valued at 37'&.0'0.
els valued at $725.000
Ariansls produc.:s 1.W11. , ushels
valued at S1.20~0U".
Total: 11,540,000 bus;hel.: valued
Thle Rice Crop.
I h riCe crop of the cott.)n groning
HOW THEY VOTED
The Result of the Election Held
in Several States.
THERE WERE CHANGES
Republicans Elected a Governor in
Kentuckey and the Democrats%
Elected a Governor in New Jersey.
Johnson Cleans Up Burton in
Cleveland and the Democrats Car
ry New York City and County.
The Democrats carried the county
of New York, electing all the county
officers, defeating the Independence
League and the Republicans who had
joined forces. In the State at large
the judges nominated by the Demo
crats and Republicans were elected
er the Independence League can
didates. Hearst supported the In
dependence League candidates.
Republicans Carry Kentucky.
it Seems that the Republicans
ave elected their candidate for Got
rnor. but the Democrats carried the
egislature. There was a large fall
ff in the Democratic vote all over
e State. Saloon Democrats went
ver to the Republicans.
More Republican Elected.
The Republicans carried Nebraska
)y their usual majority. They also
arried Pennsylvania by a large ma- I
yority. Massachusetts went Repub- t
ican and so did Utah.
Some Democratic States.
Maryland, Virginia and Mississip
i all went Democratic. So did Rhode
sland and it will take the official
yunt to determine which party won
a New Jersey. The Democrats are
:onident they carried the State.
Johnson Beats Burton.
Johnson. Democrat, beat Burton, q
epublican, for Mayor of Cleveland, t
y a good majority. The Democrats I
arried both branches of the city e
uncil. This is noted victory for the t
emocrats as Burton was supported
y Roosevelt. a
' Some New York Towns. I
In New York the Republicans were d
ictorous in the cities of Albany, C
ochester. Syracuse. Utica and Os- C
ego. Newburg elected a Demo- t
ratic mayor for the first time in 'h
ighteen years. Elmira. Rome and e
Inghamton also elected Democratic J
arrowly Averted at Country Ceme- A
tery in Georgia.
Objection to the burial of the badyl
fMrs. B. Whatley, who died Mon
v night at Columbus, Ga.. at a E
otry burying ground five miles s
est of that city Tuesday afternoon. P
Imost resulted in a serious clash be- p
ween two factions in the community. t
~riends on both sides gathered with o
hotguns. Only the advice of cooler s
eads prevented bloodshed.
A man with a shotgun prevented u
he digging of the grave until over
wed by superior numbers, also arm- b
d and the body was not buried until o
he men stood guard to prevent in- e
erruption. There was no personal v
tuection to the lady being buried.
mt there was objection !o future use o
fthe ground for burial 1.urposes. b
FIVE PERSONS K~ILLED s
y the Excplosion1 of a Boiler at Ironr
BY the exppioslon Friday night of
dikey engine boiler at the La
elle Iron Works at Stenbenville fiv.e r
en were killed, three perhaps fatal-I:
injured and a portion of the open o
iearth plant directly opposite the ex
losion was wrecked. The dead:
larry Andrews, engineer: Charles
eed William Smith. Daniel O'Brien..1
~illiam Scott. ~The injured: Wil
iam Caraham, James Saunders and
states Is represented in th3 followi5g
North Carolina produces 19.305 l
ushels, valued at $18.344).
South Carolina produces 418S.702
ushels, valued at $418.792
G-orgia produces 86.135 busheil
alued at $81.R28.
Florida produces 82,705 bushiels,
alued at $82,705.
Alabama produces 31,589 bushels,
alued at $31,579. 1
Mississippi produces 2L1720 bush
ls valued at $19,548.
Louisiana produCes 8. 68-4..566
bshels, valued at $7.771.10. -
Texas produces 8,428,536 bushels.
-iued at $7,585,682.
Arkansas produces 131,440 bush-1
els valued at $111,724.
Total. 17,854,768 bushels; valued
The Tobacco Crop.
The tobacco crop of the cott->n
growing States is represented in the
North Carolina produces 70,000,
000 pounds. valued at $7,000.000.
South Carolina produces 9,000,000~
pounds. valued at $1,000,000.
Georgia produces 2,100.000 pounds
valued at $610.000.
Florida produces 5,000.000 pounds
valued at $1,700,000.
Alabama produces 270,000 pounds.
alued at $57,000.
Mississippi produces -0,"00 pounds
valued at $20,000.
Louisiana produces 30.000 pounds..
valued at $8.000
Texas produces 300,000 pounds.
valued at $-5,000.I
Arkansas produces 675,000 pounds~
valued at $80.000.
Total: 87,445,000 pounds; valued1
Declares Harvard Chemists Who
Examined the Coirtents of
The Dead Man's Stomach and There
Will Be Several Arrests Made by
Walter Fa. z.. rth Baker, the rich
young Boston c. man, who died
suddenly at the home of Frank Hurd,
at Bogata, N. J., was poisoned, de
clares the report made b:y chemists of
the Harvard Medical school, who
finished the analysis of the contents
of the stomach and other internal
The analysis confirms the report of
Dr. McGratb, of Boston, who made
"Two arrests will be made before
right," was the declaration of Ed
,ard F. Baker, brother of the dead
"An extraordinary influence was
eerted over him by a man and a
roman," he added. "I have seen let
:ers from that woman demanding
noney from him and he seemed to
ear her. I know that be often gave
hese people money."
The details of the chemists' report
vere not made public. although they
aid to show that poison Was in the
Idney and intestines, where Is im
possible to inject the embalming
Officeys of the Boston Safe Deposit
nd Trust company refused to allow
mny person to inspect Baker's will,
ut Lawyer May, who saw it, is au
hority for the statement that it is
ery roughly drawn and is unwit
essed. It was dated February 7,
ve days after Walter Baker had re
urned to Bogota from his mother's 0
It appears to have been written
nder strong excitement, for the
andwriting in some sections is al
iost illegible. Beyond the date, a
here is ncthing to show where it
as drawn or when it was placed in
e safe deposit vault. Baker was in
oston in March, and may have plac
d the document in the vault at that
Although the 12,000 a year ordin
rily would more than suffice for C
aker's needs, it is supposed that he
rew his Ir.come as rapidly as It ac
ulated and that in addition, in
ctober he came to Boston and tried '
dispose of a part of the $100,000
e received outright from his moth- b
's estate. He told a broker that he
anted the money to buy a new au- 0
BOLD ATTEMNPT AT MURDER. t(
nd a Much Worse Crime By Two s:
News has been received at Pros- u
erity that a few night ago John le
ickley, who runs a small country it
:ore, about twelve miles from thatn
lace near Piney Woods church, was
ainfully wounded by some one in a
ae dark. Bickley had been called b
ut to his store to sell two negroes
me tobacco. d
After closing the store he heard a 10
oise in his lot and started that way. a
ome one fired on him from behind ,jt!
itting him in the shoulders. He at n
ce made for his house and upon j
tering found his wife grappling t:
ith a negro man. He had her by is
ie throat so that she could make no e
utcry. 'Upon Bickley's appearance t
Bickley is painfully hurt but not e
eriously. The negroes are known .y
nd every effort is being made to ap- 13
rehend them. Descriptions of them z
llow: Jack Caughtmanl is a tall a
lack fellow, about six feet high, a
eighs about 150 pounds and wears c
is hat pulled down over his face. j
at toudemeyer, the other one, is a a
ullatto, five feet si-x inches high and b
a heavy set fellow, weighing 180 o
TOUCHED LIVE WRE ;
Lnd Was Instantly Killed by the lm
Geo. Skipper, a negro brick mason. I
hile in the transformer room of the
aarolina mills near Greenvillr- where
ee had been earlier in- the day atI
ork. was instantly electrocuted by
uching a high tension cable.
The power for the mill is produced
tt the plant of the Saluda Powe'' Co-',
n the Saluda river and the man
uched one of the cables just as it
an into the transformer. He was
bout 50 years of age aiI! one o'f
he best colored men of his trade.
SHOT A BEAR.
[nters Treed Him in Santee Swamp c
and Killed Him.
A few days ago in Santee swamp, t
lack Oak Island. near Summerton,
larendon County. a big -grizzlyji
righing 400 pounds -was treed and
hot by br~nters, who had gone out
.tr deer. President Roosevelt will I
1 well ti investigate, as this is no
aature faking story. The farmers
aaving places near that swamp have
een complaining for some time of
:beir hogs being killed by bears .
Bing Run in a Negro Church Over in
A few days ago the county dispen
ary constable, Mr. Museo Samuels,
made a raid on a collection of the
goods' at a negro church at Monet
.a Aiken County, and came off with,
eight gallons of liquor. No arrests
were made, as no one was caught in
the act of selling it, but it had evi
dely been brought to the church to
OUR COTTON CROP.
Is The South Dependent on It For
The Situation As Viewed by Mr.
Henry S. Reed, of Atlanta, Ga-, in
The Cotton Journal.
During a banquet given a short
time ago at Atlanta to the Cotton
spinners from across the waters, Mr.
acara, a most important member of
the visiting spinners, remarked that,
should the American grower of cot
ton make the price for the raw ma
terial too high, the mills in foreign
ands will encourage cotton cultiva
tion elsewhere and become indepen
ient of the Yankee as a source of
This diplomatic statement by the
mlnent Brithisher may cause cold
hills to course up and down the
pinal columns of some, but It is
ot likely many will be thus affect
d, for, if it were possible, as almost
Werybody knows, for the foreigners
o do more than has already been
one to encourage the production of
otton elsewhere than in America,
hey will certainly not be slow in
erforming the new stunt.
Talk as they may, the spinners of
he world, If they keep their mills
unning, are absolutely dependent on
he cotton grown in the United States.
re we, the cotton growers, depend
nt upon the cotton mills of the
'orld for our well-being, Can we
i the South prosper in a manner be
tting the situation of well-bred, cul
ured people without the support of
he men who threaten us with a with
rawa 1 of their patronage unless
heir desires are met and our conduct
e such as to conform to thei:- ideas
f what it should be?
Must we never be permitted to
iake a price on our own? Must
re always sell for what the buyer
'ishes to give and buy at the price
amed by the seller? No, a thous
Lid times no. The grower of cotton
ill soon take his place in the com
ercial world and receive proper re
>gnition from the other principal
ictors in the world of business.
Are the Southern States dependent
i the cotton crop for well being?
ould they prosper and maintain
ieIr position in the galaxy of States
tould cotton for any reason become
profitable? Of course 'tis not ex
cted such a condition will ever
nfront us, but the Southern States
ave actually suffered by reason of
is great crop presenting as it does
farm valuation of nearly $700,000,
Cotton is easily grown and it mat
rs not how unfavorable the climatic
>nditions there is always a fair
eld and since 'tis easy to grow and
.nce the merchants and loaning con
rns both big and little, base credit
the amount produced per individ
al, it has become the principal mon
' crop of the South. The capabil
ies, however, of the cotton belt are
t alone in that direction.
Had the Pilgrim fathers landed
bong the gulf coast, instead of on the
arren rock-ribbed shores of the
orth, the New England States of to
y would be the home of the beasts
prey and the wealth of the North
'ould be in the Sunny South. Des
y plays her pranks in the lives of
ttons and States as she does in the
yes of men, and the less favored at
ue beginning finish first sometimes
the race, but in the final adjust
Lent, the proper sphere is allotted
The Southern States is one grand
panse of agricultural domain,
'herein each and everything grow
g to prefectionl in the temperate
e can and is produced, and in
ddition thereto, the tropics lap over.
; it were, and furnish many of the
oicest products of the warmer zone.
goes without saying to those who
re well informed, that Dame Nature
as done more for that region south
fthe Ohio and east of the seaboard
om the Rio Grande, than any other
nd-under the sun, of equal expanse.
It is the poor man's paradice and
ie rich man's Eldorado. The soil
so varied that many agricultural
roducts are indigenous and so rich
ucertain localities,. that to tickle
'Ith the hoe brings forth an abun
nt harvest. The fuel .denied the
ome seekers in the West, it had for
uere comfort of picling it up. Water
s pure as ever flowed from the
iountains of the gods. bursts foirth
om a thousand springs, 'furnishing
fe and healtli to- all tha.ture. wit-hin
ue scope of its influence.
Climate excelling in salubrity, the
tned slope of southuern California
nd the south of France, neither
old in winter nor hot in summer,
vigorating and pleasant and' con
uctive to~ longevity.. Great water
ower ar.d small shoals for the far
er to install his inidividual plant for
peratig.his farnl machainery. For
ts abounding ~i many varieties of
.ber from the most expensive to
he cheaper building stuff. Lands
nd homes .that have never .been
oomed by~ the encroaching immi
rants; hence values are normal. In
eed, go where onie may. there can
Lot be found .a country as favored as
When it is said 'that thue'oultui'e of
otton has caused the South to suf
er it is meant that cotton is para
nount. all other crops are secondary.
'e best atte~ntion, the choisest-land
nn the ripest thoughts are given to
his great staple, while the other
rducts' of the soil are given that
light attention cotton growers deem
ufcient. And figuring such odds,
he South holds the rec, 'or the
argest yield of corn per in the.
ntted States. South Co... m ia pro
uced 237 bushels of corn on a sin-I
le acre, and Issaquenla county, Miss. .
cording to the census report of
88O, holds the record for the larg
st yield of corn per acre for an en
ir county anywhere in. the United
t ates. .
rom South Carolina to Mississip
A Trembling Burglar Promises to
Repay Stolen Money.
HE NEEDED THE CASH
Is the Reason He Gave for Holing
Up . Man and His Wife, but He
Said He Hated to Take It and
Would Return the Amount Taken.
He Said He Was Desperate and
With his face covered with a black
mask, tied with ribboias of a delicate
shade of pink, and carrying a revol
ver of which he seemed to stand in
mortal fear, a highly nervous burglar
entered the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Simmons, No. 144 Willard
place, Bloomfield, N. J., recently. He
held up the husband and wife, ac
cepting $20 from a roll of $200
which they showed him, and depart
ed on the trolley car for parts un
"I hate to do this, but I need the
money," was the burglar's excuse.
In a very faint voice he threatened
to kill both husband and wife If they
did not comply with his demands. He
was so nervous that Mrs. Simmons,
fearing the pistol would explode,
agreed to give him money, which he
solemnly promised to repay.
It was about two o'clock in the
afternoon when Mrs. Simmons saw
the man walk around the house. She
alled her husband, who is just re- 4
overisg from a severe illness. He 1
obtained a revolver, and with his I
wife went down to the cellar. There
they found the burglar hiding behind
the fursace. As they approached he
stepped out and nervously command
"Throw up your hands'"
He tried to point the revolver at t
Mr. Simmons, but his hand trembled (
so badly that he could hardly hold it. 4
However, Mr. Simmons obeyed, and I
threw up his hands, one of which I
eld his own revolver, which the c
At anothr command husband and
wife marched up to the kitchen, fol- t
[owed by the burglar. Here, Mrs. g
9mmons, with a woman's eye for I
ress. noticed the pretty pink ribbons s
which fasttned the mask. . I
"Give me some money at once or g
[11 kill you both," faintly whispered ;
he bandit. "I'm desperate. I must I
tave money. It hurts me to do any- I
hing like this, but I'll pay you t
"Charlie's life is worth more than
noney," declared Mrs. Simmons.
'You wait here and I'll get you some. I
She went to her husband's coat and
took out *200, the Winter's coal
-oney. The sight of so much real
sioney evidently paralyzed the rob- d
,er, for he stood passively by while s
he took a $2& bill from the roll, e
anded it to him and put the rest y
"I .iust know he would have killed
ap" said Mrs. Simmons later, "and
hat was $20 compared with oura
Politely thianking Mrs. Simmons r
or the money. and reitErating his t
~romise, the birglar put away his
revolver, much to the relief of both
'Ir. and Mrs. Simmons, opened the a
rnt door and went out. He went 5
own Willard pliace to Bloomgeld a
~venue, and patiently waited for a
A little later Mvrs. Simmons remem
~ered that she ought to tell the po-.
Lice. Chief Collins and his force took i
:he trail, and afte: careful investiga-"
ion discovered how the burglar got
[nto the house. Still later, when the
~rmed desperado had had time to,
et a long distance away, a posse of
~itizens started a man hunt, which
was reported to have been in vain.
GRAND ROBBERY SCEME.
Gotten Up By a Slick Rascai to.
-- Fleece Negroes.
In the arrest at Richmond, Va., of
. Augustas Wright. a negro. for
fraudulent use of thie mails, postof
fice inspectors believe they have sup
pressed a systematic and weal de
fined, scheme to rob the negroes of
irginia. Many thousands of dol
lars are said to have been fraudulent
Wrght's ~scheme was worked in
such a way as to make detection dif
ficult. He advertised in various coun
try newspapers that he was conduct
ing a sick benefit insurance company
and invited correspondence. In re
ponse to inquiries he would state
that $2.50 would secure a sick bene
fit policy that would pay $6.50 a
week in case of sickness and $100 at
Upon receiving his money. Wright I
would explain that the organization
was a brotherhood and entirely se
ret. Not even its name was to be
mentioned to any one except himself
o member knew who the other
members were, and there were no
meetings to' attend.
pi, we have spanned a wide territory
and found supremacy on both sides.
t is not because the soil is deficient
or because the climatic condition that
orn is not produced in paying quan
tities in the South, corn to feed and
orn to sell, but because it is sub
servient to that mighty old king, cot
ton. Were it not for the easy cul
tivation of cotton, corn would re
eive attention in the South, and the
South would produce corn as gener
ously as it is now produced in the
Read an article in another column~
headed "Some Plain Facts" and you
will see that the cotton states produce
big crops of other things besides cot
ton. The figures there given will
astonish you unless y'ou have real
MANY PEOPLE CHEER
The Arrival Of Big Ocean Liner at
The New Steamship Lusitania Brings
Ten Millions in Gold to Relief of
Banks Needing Gold.
With ten millions of gold tucked
away in her hold, the richest cargo
of money that has ever crossed the
Atlantic on one ship and a new trans
Atlantic written in her log, the btg
Cunard turblner Lusitania steamed
from Quarentine Friday morning and
pushed up the lay to her pier at New
The money on the ship had come
in time to be distributed among the
banks, so badly In need of cash.
When the vessel nosed her way into
her pier, wagons were there for the
i-ellow metal and there were men to
anload it and others to guard it as it
was sent away for distribution.
Along the river fronts crowds were
rathered and as the vessel came close
;he was greeted with cheers.
Every Inch of available space on
he Cunard pier was taken up. An
Ldmission of fifty cents was charged
>y the comparny to prevent over:
rowding, but this had no effect. The
rowds could not be barred by so
;mall a charge.
Because of the wealth she carriec
Lud the record she had brok~en, small
raft and big vessels gave her wel
ome with ear-splitting whistles.
;ome of the boats steamed up close <
o the Cunorder and sayed by her
intil she drew into her slip. C
The west-bound trip had been I
ade In four days, nineteen hours i
nd ten minutes, approximately. The
xact time however, can only be i
:nown by official reckoning. Her r
Lourly average has been a little bet- 1
er than 25 knots. Her former trip, 2
ompleted on October 11, was made 1
a four days, 19 hours and 52 min
tes. The average speed on that trip I
-as 24 knots an hour for the distance I
f 2,781 miles. The best days run i
'as 617 knots.
Though improving on every run, t
he Lusitania has not yet met the c
overnment requirements that entitle t
,er to financial favor. To earn this
ubsidy, she is required to make an i
ourly average of 24134 knots during i
round trip. She has one year in 2
-hich to develop this speed and her i
erformances since she was launched E
adicate she will fulfill -these eXpecta- E
SHOCK KILLED HDI.
el Dead As He Turned Off the
nthony Koerns, a clerk in the e
rug store of Dr. William Sellers, at E
ea Cliff, L. I., was shocked to
eath the other night in the base
ent of the store.s
The electric lights were burningc
oorly and he went down to investi
ate. He found sparks being emitted
t the switch and called Dr. Sellers.t
Finally after a discharge, Koerns
marked he was going to shu't offt
e power, at the same moment s
aching up to pull the switch out
connection. Dr. Sellers grabbed his
rm, but it was too late. Dr. Sellers I
'as badly shocked through Kcoerns'
lothing and was knocked down.t
oerns fell beside him. dead. c
A BOLD THUE
ome of Anderson an Entered byd
Mrs. Bannister, a bride of one
onth, who lives twelve miles south
ast of Anderson. was surprised Fri
.ay afternoon by Wad Burris. colgr
d, who climbed in her house through
window. She gave an alarm and
e negro was frightened off. A
loodhound, owned by a neighbor,.
as put on the track of the negro,
,nd he was traced to a negro house
ive miles distant. His arrest follow
d and he was lodged in the jail
here. Burris has just completed
year's sentence for housebreaking
nd larceny. He says that burglary
as his object in entering the Ban
ister home. The negro bears a bad
SOME BOLD BANDITS.
lade Citizens Put Out Lights In
At Canova, S. D.. seven armed ban
its on Friday blew up the safe in the
uterstate bank, secured $6,500 and
scaped. The occupants of a hotel
cross the street were aroused by the
xplosion but the robbers opened fire
nd drove them back. The hotel was
iddled with bullets. Where lights
ere burning in homes, the bandits.
Lt the point of the gu, forced the
iwners to extinguish them.
DROWNED IN HOLLAND.
dinister of State With His Brother.
and Their Wives.
A dispatch from Amsterdam says 1
Iinister of State John Keheer Pan
uys, his brother, Emayor Lek, and
heir wives were all drowned Thurs
ay night while out driving, their car-1x
age falling in the canal at Hloog- I
erk during the dense fog-.
FIR OSSES LESS.
igures of Fires in United States and
The losses by fire in the United
tates and Canada during the month
ff October. as compiled by the Jour
al of Commerce. aggregate $13,
50,25 or about half a million less i
han was charged against the same
enoth last year.
PAPER TOO HIGH
And Publishers Want Roosevelt ti
Reduce the Price
BY TAKING OFF DUTY
On Print Paper and the Raw Ma.t
ial Out of Which Print Paper is
Manufactured in Foreign Countries
So as It Can Be Imported FPee
and Thus Reduce the Price to the
President Roosevelt Thursday In
dicated to members of the comittee
Du paper of the American Newspaper
Publishers' association, that he will
recommend to congress the abolition
>f the tariff on press paper, Wood
pulp and the wood that goes into the
manufacture of paper; also that he
will make a recommendation to tLa
lepartment of justice that it tai
mmediate steps to ascertain wiether
he anti-trust- laws are being obeyed
>y the manufacturers of payer.
The promise of the recommenda
ions by the president was obteinid
fter he had listened to the riepre
;entations of the members of the
.ommittee and to a petition from th.
gational Organization of Printers,
3terotypers, Pressmen and others, all
)f which set forth the evidence of a
xombinatlon on the part of tie. .n
facturer of papers. for the Purposes
f controlling the -output, regulating
mud greatly increasing the price and
therwise making burdensoie rei
ations governing the source -of sup-.
)ly and delivery of paper.
The call upon the president was
nade in pursuance of the following
esolution adopted by the American
qewspaper Publishers' Association,,
t a special meeting held in New
ork on September 14th Last:
"In view of the Information sub
itted to the American Newspaper
'ublishers' association by Its con
nittee on paper, indicating that uh
awful combinations of paper makers
ad been accofplished and that Judi
al prohibition of such efforts had
een disobeyed, the American News
aper Publishers' association hereby
structs its committee on .paper to
vite the attention of the president
nd department of justice to this
6ovenent. which we regard as con
piracies in restraint of trade aid we
fe this instruction to the committee
"Tirst. That the authority of ex
sting statutes for repression of trade
ombinations may be invoked:
"Second, That the defiance of re
ent judicial action prohibiting par
cipation in such combinatfon by
rtain western mills may be puinish
"Third, That the president may be
ut in posession of information wbifch
all equip him to advise congress
f the abuse of tariff favors by paper
"Resolved, That it is the sense of
is meeting that the duty on papers,
ood pulp and all material entering
he manufacture' of printing. paper
ould be immediately repealed."
The history and facts which make
p the protest were presented by
edill McCormick, of Chicago, after
rhich the president indicated the sc
on he would take. An investigation
f the so-called paper trust has been
a progress for some time by the. de
artment of justice and It is undler
tod that the president Will Imme
~lately call for the facts which have
een ascertained up to the present
'wo White Sailors Stabbed by a
Officers at the navy yard of New
ork refused to give the names of
wo white sailors who were stabbed
y a negro in a fight aboard the bat
eship Rhode Island.
The three sailors were clenmo.
ckers and had a dispuite over a d1&
ision of the work. Onle of the staite
mien and the,..negro came to blows
Lnd the negro drew a kiffe. The
ird man went to the asistance of
is mate and both were stabbed, one
Four marines arrested the negro
ad had to run to the receiving ship
ancock to save him from violence
t the hands of the enraged sailors
ho threatened to lynch him. Both
nured men were operated on. One
MAIRRIED WIFE'S MOTHER
kndl the Grandson of His Little
Dr. Horace Marvin, father of Har
ee Marvin. whose kidnapping held
:he attention of the whole country
stsrnhas married Mrs. Flora
Sthspn Swift, mother of his late
ife. and grandmfother of the little
oy The wedding ceremony was
erformled at Livingston,- Delaware,
mear the Bay Meadows Farm, to
-hich Mr. Marvin removed from
An effort was made to keep the
Lews a secret. Mrs. Smith has pub~
ished a book of verses entitled "Love
'oughts" while she is the grand
other o~f Dr. Marvin's youngest
hildren, she is young in years.
iften Persons Are Killed On Ger
man School Ship.
The boilers of the German schpool
hip Blucher exploded Friday mocrn
g while the vessel was near Mur
ri. It is stated that 15 men were
tmed and 30 dangerously injured.