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Sweeps Through Nebraska and
Kansas Friday Evening
DOING GREAT DAMAGE
Twenty-One People Killed and a
Great Deal of Property is Destroy,
ed. It Was the Wort That. Visite-d
That Section in Many Years.
A tornado which passed over soup
era Nebraska and portions of nor;:
ern Kansas Friday evening was the
most destructive and covered ti
most territory of any similar storm
which has visited that region in ma:::
years. At least 21 persons were kii
ed. five were fatally injured and a
score of others hurt. In addition.
reports received say that several pe:
sons were killed at Byron, Neb., and
Phillipsburg and Courtland, Kan..
which town have been cut off frox.
communication. Known casualties
Dead--Lula Smith. near Genenv.
Neb., Irene Shively, aged 4. ne.
Geneva: Mrs. Maud Carter. Trenton:
Baby Carter: two children of MT
Small. near Guide Rock: Henry Madi
son, near Franklin. Neb.; Mrs. Au
gust Fentell, near Shickley. Neb.:
Elijah Arteabricht, near Shickley:
Bay Fleming. drowned near Fair
field, Neb.; Mrs. Clifton Simple.
Fatally injured-John Shively.
Geneva; Ross Shively. Geneva; John
Merriman, S-hickley: Preston Bailey.
Carlton: Mr. August Fentell, neu:
Seriously injured--Mrs. John
Shively, Geneva: Edward Russell.
Geneva; A. F.McRaymond. Fairfield:
Miss Young. near Guide Rock; Mr.
and Mrs. Gray, near Riverton; Mrs.
Bennett, near Geneva; Lester an'i
Carter and second child. Carlton.
The storm was general throughon;
Filmore, Webster, Franklin and
Thayer counties. Nebraska, and reach
ed into Kansas, from where reportr
are coming of great destruction. The
town of Carlton. Fairfield. Despler.
Shickley, Geneva, Franklin, Ong and
Riverton, Nebraska, are among those
visited by the storm and in no one
of them did the . elements spare life
or property. At Carlton five resid
ences and two churches were destroy
ed, while a new sch:ol bui'ding an
30 houses were partially wrecked.
The home of Lester Carter was de
molished and his wife and baby were
killed, while Carter himself and an
other child suffered severe injuries.
At Geneva the storm wrought grea:
destruction and in the adjacent coun
try claimed several victims, dead or
At Fairfield 40 houses were partly
wrecked or demolished. The loss
there will exceed $100,000. Vauge
reports from other points can not b'
confirmed because of broken wires.
Trains in all directions are abandon
ed because of washouts and destroy
The storm covered such a wid'
area band was so destructive where.
ever it touched the earth that it has
almost caused a panic among the rur
al inhabitants. Hundreds of farmers
drove into the towns, seeking shelter,
many of them being liomeless.
ABBEVITJE WAS FIB.
Big Notel andi ThreeStores Are Burn~j
Abbeville had a big fire on Fri
day morning. It originated in the
old Alston house, an annex to the
Glen Ethel Inn, at 5 o'clock Friday
morning, destroyed property worth
al ont $50'.0''. with ineu'ance of
ab':ut $20,00)0 The fire wa: one cA
th~e n'- st disaqstrous which has erai
The Glen Ethel Inn was a large
three-story brick building, the up
stairs portion of which was used as
a hotel. On the ground floor were
three stores ocer pied by A. B. Cheat
ham, 0. H. Cobb and R .L. Dargan.
Mrs. Mary Taggart was proprie
tor of the hotel and indi avery iargy
number of guests. The hotel p'-o
perty was owned by Mrs. J. La. An
crums of Charleston and was worth
about $25,000. with insurance of
BROWN BEATS SMITH.
Georgia Changed Her Governor
on Last Thursday.
An Atlanta Dispatch says official
returns from 126 counties and offi
sial counts from the remaining twenty
of the votes cast in Friday's Demo
eratic primary, gave Jos. M. Brown.
~for Governor, a majority of 12,000i
over Hok.' Smith Of the 146 conal
ties in the State Brown carried 90.
F"or railroad commissioner, Judge
George Hilly'er and F. C. Callway
were the successful candidates. The
r-ace for prison commissioner is still
in doubt. All of the present Con
gressmen were freturned with the
exception of U. B. Lewis. in the 3d
district, who was defeated by Dudiley
M. Hughes. . *
LAD BREAKS HIS NECK.
By Falling From Stair RailingWhile
While sliding down a stairway
railing in the cotton mill at Tucapu,
in Spartanburg County. Friday.
Claryice Prince, aged 9 years, fell to
the floor and broke his neck. He
' d instantly. The accident happen
& shortly after 12. as the boy was
S'ing home after havingg cariid
time.~ to his faiher. He straddlel
the rn. ~ - a the stairway and start
ed to sii.ie down when he lost his
balance and fell. The coroner was
notified, an Inquest was held and a
verdict of death by accident was re
Tried to Sell Military Lands.
An alleged :ilot to sell lanli in th'
military reservation at Fort Niobrara.
Neb., by false deeds. was revealed
by the arrest at Indianapolis of four
real estate men.
Relatives wh.> are remembered in
the will wear mourning, and those
who are not do a little mourning
on the r own~ ac.count
It's no wonder children are so con
trar- just Ink at their parents.
THE SWEET POTATOES
INTERESTING PAPER ISSUED BY
Origin and Nature of the Tuber Dis.
cussed in Government Publication.
As a Staple Crop.
The sweet potato, a common vege
table of this section and a popular
dish on the table of the average
Southern home, is the subject of a
scientific discussion by W. R. 1 k't
tie, an assistant horticulturst. ui'r
eau of Plant Industry of the n'td
States Department of Agriculture
who l as !.. en giviLg ^teptio i to a1
number of the stable crops of this
section during the past few years.
The sweet potato is discussed in
Farmer's Bulletin No. 324.which may
be had upon application to the De
Iartment of Agriculture by those
who want to learn more about the
raising of the vegetable and its use.
The potato is a very common pro
duct about this city but it is doubt
ful if the people who generally grow
the crop and eat the vegetable,
have given the attention tp it and
are acquainted with it to the extent
covered in the department's publica-'
Prof. Beattie has complied an
interesting history of the sweet pota
to, and follows this skeeth with a
discussion of climatic conditions,
character of soil, fertilizers. plantug,
temperature, diseases, insects, grad
ing. packing. storing, ventilation of
storage houses. marketing, uses, etc.
The publication is interesting. In
introducing the subject, Prof. Beat
I tie says of the sweet potato.
With the passing of each year the
sweet potato is becoming of greater
importance as a commercial truck
crop in the United States. During a
long period it has formed one of the
principal sources of food for the peo
ple of the Southern States and of
tropical America. As a commercial
truck crop the sweet potato woul be
included among the five of greatest
importance, ranking perhaps about
third in the list. As a food forthe
great mass of the people lying in
the warmer portions of our country
the use of this crop is exceeded by
hominy and rice only. In many C.f
the islands of the Pacific, especially
in the Philippines, the sweet potao
is the pricipal vegetable food for
laige numbers of the lower class S.
at certan seasons being almost the
only food available.
The sweet potato industry in this
country is readily divided into two
classes of production: (1) For
home use and ((2) for market. A
quantity sufficient for home use can
be grown under a wide range of con
ditions. while production on a com
mercial scale is somewhat restricted
by climate and soil and also by mar
ket and transportation facilities. The
larger eastern markets are now well
supplied, but there are sections where
the people have not as yet become
accustomed to the use of sweet pota
toes in large quantities. The fiehl
for the production and use of sweet
potatoes is very broad, and this cro1)
pomises to become of more generai
In view of the constantly increas
ing interest in sweet potatoes it is
the purpose of this bulletin to give
simple cultural directions covering
their production both for home use
and for market, including the soil
and its preparation, the propagation
of the plants, planting, harvesting.
storing and marketing. together with
'the uses of sweet potatoes for stock
feeding and for similar purposes.
The sweet potato is of a tropical
nature, its original home probably
being the West Indies and Central
America. The true sweet potato, as
we have it grof'ing in the United
States, belongs to the morning glory
Ipomoa Batas. Throughout the
Southern States the sweet potatoes
h aving moist fiesh are commonly
enown as "yams"' and those hav
ing dry fiesh as sweet potatoes. The
ane "yam" is n'isleading and prc.
erly belongs to a distinct class of
lants that are confined almost en
tirely to the tropics.
Owing to the trophical nature of
he sweet poisto it naturally thrives
bet in the South Atlantic and Gulf
Coast States, but it may be grown
or ome use as far north as South
ern New York and westward along
that latitude to the Rocky Mountains.
The starch and sugar dontent of
sweet potatoes varies considerably in
different varieties, but as a rule they
contain about 16 per cent of starch
a~d 4 per cent of sugar, making a to
tal of 20 per cent of alcohol pn'duc
ig n'aterial. It is possible that swee
iotatoes will become one of the chief
sources of denatural alcohol in the
United States, but atpresent the meth
ods of manufacturing have not been
sufficiently perfected to warranted
their use for this purpose on a farm
or community basis.
Blow From Bat Fatal.
At La Fayette. Ga., Willie WVat
son, aged 10, was instan-ly killed in
a gall game Friday. WVhile engagen
in a game with a number of his
friends a bat slipped from the hands
of a boy who was attempting to hit
te ball and struck him over the
hart, causing instant death. *
3,0O.000 Worth of Coal for Fleet.
The estimated cost of the coal con
sued by the Atlantic fleet when it
shall have finished its cruise around
th world is placed at $3,000,000.
Th cost from San Francisco through
the Sues canal is estimated at $2.
039.000. Only American coal is be
Life for a Life.
Clled to attend the daughter of
a lionaire in Pittsburg. Dr. John
Murphy boarded a train in Chicago
and made a recoid run. The yon
lady will ecover. At Salem. 0.. the
doctor's special ran down and killed
Death Sentence for 14 Bandits.
Eleven men and three girls have
been sentenced to death by court
martal at Warsaw, Russia. for at
tacking a post car at Sokolow. A
bomb thrown at the car killed two
soldiers and wountded ten. Follow
ing the wreck the train was looted.
The sweetest music to the aver
age woman's ear is that produced by
the sound waves of her own voice.
A wall flower by any other name
ABOUT MAD DOGS.
HOW THEY GET THE HORRIBI.E
How You Can Get It Yourself and
What to Do Quick-The Pasteur
People should avoid handling dogs
at all times, but more especially dur
ing the warm summer, as a dog's
saliva may be full of germs of rabies
several days before it "goes mad"
with that disease. It is enough if he
licks your hand or your face, and
the skin is broken previously so that
the germs find entrance to the circu
Right here, too much emphasis
cannot be placed on the absurdity of
the old superstitution that if the
dog that bites you should, at some
future time.have rabies, you-al
though never again bitten-would
have to die of that disease:
In the case of your pet dog. if he
is morose and sullen there may be
a possibility that he is in the early
stages of rabies. It has been de
monstrated as a fallacy that rabid
dogs dread the sight of water. It is
only human beings in that condition
who go into conv'isions at the sight
of water. A rabid (log is thirsty. He
would like to drink, but on attempt
ing to do so his throat contracts ow
ing to the paralysis of its muscles
that is characteristic of the disease.
If your dog approaches eagerly
when you offer him water, puts his
tongue to it but cannot swallow, and
perhaps gags, has convulsions and
froths at the mouth, then you had
better have him at or.ce examined for
rabies-being, of course, extremely
careful to allow none of his salive to
careful to allow none of his saliva to
Human beings afflicted with the
disease, being n.ore censative. more
imaginative and apprehensive. are
throwr. intr- convulsions at the mere
sight of water-especially water
from a tap suddenly turned on. An
ticipating the act of drinking, the
throat paralysis asserts itself and the
whole infected nervous system is con
The favorite breeding place of the
germs of rabies is the nerve centres.
The original germs travel from the
point of infection through the circu
lation, infecting all the nerves of the
body and besieging, as they multiply,
the spinal cord and the nerve centres
of the brain.
As the disease progresses there is
more and more paralysis of all the
nerves and muscles. That of the
throat is particularly noticeable be
cause of the difficulty of swallowing.
B't quite early there are jerky mo
tions of the legs in walking, and of
the arns when they they are used.
Applicants for treatment at the
Pasteur Institute in New York who
show these signs on entering are im
+ediately subjected to other tests.
Sometimes the Pasteur physicians
will blow a breath of air suddenly
in the patient's direction. Even
that slight, sudden draught of air
has been known to throw an appli
cant for treatment into convulsions.
A certain patient who complained
of thirst, but could take no water,
suggested an experiment to one of
the nurses. She divided a peeled or
ange into small bits. One of these
she offered to him. He opened his
mouth to receive it, but the moment
the moist object touched his lips his
teeth closed with a snap. It was a
signal from the paralyzed S~roat.
In addition to the indications refer
ed to, the eyes of rabies patients are
enlarged and have a look of anxiety,
sometimes of terror. Wherever there
are nerves to actuate muscles the
disease shows itself.
Infection with rabies is most dan
gerous where the nerves are nearest
the surface. Communication to the
spinal cord and brain is then quicker.
When the face is the point of infec
tion, mortality is 80 per cent.; hands
and arm, 60 per cent.; the lower ex
tremilities, 30 p~er cent. Infection
at the ends of the fingers is also par
ticularly unfortunate, owing to the
centering of nerves there directly
beneath the skin.
Don't place any reliance on that
hoary "madstone" superstiti'tion.
The most approved "madstone" are
figrous balls composed mostly of hair.
ejected from the stomach of a horse
or cow, or other hair-covered animal
that scratches itself with its tongue.
Naturally, this fibrous mass will
stick to a moist wound-but it is no
more efficacious in removing germs
of infection than a piece of blotting
The characteristic manifestations
of rabies are found in the large nerve'
cells, principally of the brain. They
are crimson colored bodies in those
cells, which are never found except
where rabies is well developed.
This discovery was made known tt.
the medical world in 1903 by Negri.
of the Univ'ersity of Pavia, Italy and
name has been given to the little
crimson spots which the autopsy dis
covers in the nerve cells of victims of
rabies. now known to medical science
as "Negri bodies."
Long before this. in 1885, Pas
teur recognized rabies as a germ dis
ease and advocated the preventive
serum treatment with which the rname
is identified. One year later' the ori
tina! Pasteur Institute was openegd in
Paris. From that time until 1 9 .
inclusive, 29,.201 persons had been
treated at this institute.
The success of the treatment was
remarkable. after the prep.aration of
the serum and its administration had
been reduced to a system. M1ortality
from the disease was reduced from
94 per cent during the first ycar to
18 per cent in 1902.
During that period Pasteur instituv
tes for the treatment of rabies were
established in most of the large citi es
of the United States. At the present
time the mortality in cases treated
at the New York institute has been
reduced to . per cent-deducting
cases where the patient's nervous
system before applying for treatment
had become so permeated with germs
that death occurred before the serum
ould take effect.
The value of the Pasteur treat
met is now so firmly established
hat the antitoxin serum for rabiles
is available to every physician. It is
prepared in the laboratories of the
health departm'fnts of most of the
The serum is obtained from rab
bits which have died after being in
oculated with the fixed virus of the.
disease. Their death occurs in from
six to seven days. Their spinal|
,.o.dc. which contain the death-deal- I
DUT AT CHURCH DOOR
P'RIEST STABBED WHILE SHA1K
ING HANDS IN CHURCR.
Etta"k on Pastor Created a Panic in
Miissouri, and Two More Were Slash
ed by Wealthy Farmer.
St:nding in the doorway of his
church at Salisbury, Mo., shaking
hands with the departing members
of his congregation, the Rev.. Father
Joseph F. Lubeley was twice stabbed
by Joseph Schuette. a prosperous
farmer and one of the most promin
ent members of his congregation.
One of the knife thrusts made a deep
wound in the priest's temple and the
other cut his neck iess than a half
inch from the jugular vein. The
priest was hurried to a hospital where
it was stated he has a fighting chance
Created a Panic.
The stabbing of the priest caused
a panic among the men and women
who were filing out of the church, as
practically all of them knew Schuette
and the members of his family, who
were standing close by when the far
mer whipped out his long knife. His
wife and five children reach(-, the
door in time to see a dozen men sit
ing on the raving man, trying to
subdue him. It is evident that the
arnier became suddenly insane, as
he had no reason for his attack on
;e :.r'est. and in addition had been
acting queerly for a few days previ
The police of Salisbury also are
convinced Schuette is insane. He
has been raving almost constantly
since he was locked up. Late;- he
was sent to a sanitarium until he
recovers his reason.
. Attacked From Behind.
The priest had finished his mass
and had walked to the door of the
church to shake bands with the
members of his parish as they left
the building. There were abo-ut 400
worshipers present and they were
headed toward the door in small
groups. Father Lubley was shaking
hands with a woman when Schuette
came up from behind. In his hand
there was a sharp knife and just as
the priest dropped the hand of the
woman he felt a sharp cut on the
forehead. With re.n exclamatio: of
pain Father Lubley turned around
and as he did so the knife made a
deep wound in his neck. The priest
reeled and fell to the floor, tlood
streaming from his wounds. The
members of the congregation seemed
stunned for a moment and then wo
men screamed hysterically and rush
ed hastily to the street.
Most of the men also seemed. be
wildered. but about a dozen of the
worshipers grappled with Schuette.
He struck out wildly with his knife
and cut the hand of Mrs. Barbara
Binter, who was trying to pass
through the door. John Gates, one
of those who overpowered the far
mer. was slashed on the elbow.
Schuette was one of the wealthiest
farmers of Salisbiry. One of his
daughters was a chuam of Father Lub
eley's cousin, who lived with the
priest. The two young women visit
ed each other frequently, and Father
Lubeley also dined often in the home
of the man who stabbed him. *
SHOULD BE MUZZLED.
This is the Only Way to Stamp Out
The Bureau of Animal Industry
of the United States Department of
Agriculture published the fullest in
formation respecting rabies and its
treatment. Its experts declare that
rabies is one of the most easily eradi
cated of all infectious diseases and
shoud be stamped out. This coula
be done by muzzling all dogs, as its
transmission by other animals is too
rare to need consideration.
With all dogs muzzled in the
United States for a few days the dis
ease would disappear entirely, as has
been demonstrated by the experi
ence of other countries. The de
partent, hcwever, recognizes a diffi
cult obstacle to overcome.
In reality there is no cruelty what
ever inflicted on a dog in causing it
o wear a muzzle when in public
~laces or running at large. The
animals soon become used to it and
manifest not the slightest incon
In the absence of muzzling the
disease will continue year by year.
causing constantly increasing suffer
ing. financial loss and death.
The departmlent cites that owing
Io the enforcement of dog-muzzling
Jws in Holland. Sweden.. Norway
and Germany rabies in man has al
most disappeared in those count ries.
The same results are being observed
in England. In Australia. where the
infection has not been allowed to
enter, the disease is unknown.
PEACHrER PLEADS GUILTY.
Unfrocked 31inister Used the UnitedJ
States M1ails to Defraud.
In the United States Court at Rich
mnd. Va.. James T. Hargraves, an
"unfrocked" clergyman of the Epis
c .ra church, residing in H-anover
e.unty. pleaded guilty to the charge
cf using the United States mails to
'M-rand, and was sentenced to eight
mouiths in jail. Bishop Brewster. of
Connecticut. was among the witn
.s antinst H-argrave3.*
ing germis. are removed and dried in
ell jars over sodium hydrate for :3f
een days. This render the cord
It is then crushed into powder and
emulsified in a nortnaal salt solution.
an~ is ready for use as hypodermic
injections in the first stage of, tile
1eatent. The subs)e quont injections
re made with serum from cords thatj
have boen dried fourteen. thirteen.
I elve. eleven, ten, nine days and
inally . an emulsion of a cord
dried only three days. which practi
cally all its viruilence. is injected un
deer the patient's skin, his system he
ing now practically immiume to the
ral ics germs.
Thbs injections are miade daily
for a period covoring fifteen to twen
ry-one dlays. The treatment is not
pai'ful.Cx cept for~ the~ s!iaht srr
aused by the hypodermic needle.
Which~ is inserted through the pa
:ient's skin at the helt line, in the
:ase of human beings.
SHUN BLIND TIGERS.
MHE POISON THEY SELL WILL
k Lot of Blind Tiger Stuff Seized in
Anderson County Proved to be a
Our advice to all people is not to
rink at all, but if they will drink
ve advise them to let blind tiger
iquor alone. We think after read
ng what is said below they will agree
Pith us that it is a vile concoction
,hat is liable to kill many who use it.
.s liable to kill many who use it.
'he Anderson Mail says: There is
i big trunk in Sheriff Green's pri
rate office from which emits a terrific
dor. Its contents can be determined
Erom a distance. It contains liquor,
>r that which purports to be liquor.
[t is true that when properly tested
it could not be termed such, yet it
was sufficient to convict 28 men in
the court of general sessions, and
there remains yet plenty more for
introduction as exhibits in the 40-odd
cas: 3 continued.
Constable J. R. Fant, who has been
in direct charge of the crusade against
the illegal sale of whiskey in Ander
son county. which has been in pro
gress during the past four months,
has the key to this trunk. He open
ed it recentl and there disclos
ed 80 or 85 bottles-bottles of all
kinds and sizes and descriptions;
three-cornered bottles, square bot
ties; the old flask kind, etc. And
every one of them had some liquor it
Constable Fant, Sheriff Green and
the other officers have been making
tests of all this booze, and it will bE
surprising to many to know that the
whole caboodle does not average 2i
per cent. alcohol. The men whc
bought and entered this liquor foi
market certainly had eyes for busi
ness-they had regular gold mines.
Here is how they made their
Twelve quarts of corn whiskey
at $1.50 gallon, would cost $4.50
in some cases, according to th<
tests, the doctoring of 12 quarts re
suited in 72 quarts. These 72 quart
were retailed at $1.25 a quart. Ii
other words, the retailer reecive(
$90 for some doctored stuff whicl
had cost him $4.50. Despite th
fact that the stuff was badly doctor
ed, the retailers found ready pur
chasers at these exorbitant prices.
An analysis of some of the booz
held by Constable Fant discloses th
fact that soapsuds, tobacco juice
pepper, etc., were mixed with th
water and whiskey to retain the pro
per itaste, color, etc., after bein;
Bosiery in Europe.
The term "hosiery," which inclut
es socks, stockings and knit andet
wear, by improvement and develoj
meat of machinery is now~being es
tended over an infinite variety c
jerseys, Tam o' Shanters and - h
like. The neatness .and smartnes
of these garments when knit. clin~i
ing closely to the form, are pushin
other knit fabrics, including * oase
the woven equivalents out of th
trade. The Germans are given th
chief credit for initiative in i
goods. They have built special iac
tories and put in special machiner,
for them. This, coupled with eer
tain advantages In dyeing and abillit
to produce cheaply, has given them
It Is said, almost a monopoly of thb
The Germans have even com
manded the British market, but a
the extraordinary demand for that
product disables them from filling or
ters within many months atter the,
are placed the English manufactur
er sees and is grasping his oppor
tunity. Admittedly he can.a't prc
duce and sell as cheaply as tue Ger
man, but he can fill orders pr->mnptly
This fact, with the naturai desir<
o the British to buy home products
encourages the belief that the Eng
Ush manufacturer can at least secur,
the home market, if he may not b.
able to compete elsewhere with hi
German. Moreover, many of the ma
chines with which the Germans ar<
achieving prosperity in knit ;abric
are British make; hence Great Br
tain is manifestly equipped with th
weapons most necessary in the con
test. The present activity in the pro
duction of knit fabrics, or rep~ara
tions therefor Indicates that the Ger
man invasion 'is to be repelled I;
The Tragedy of Being Lowly.
Nine-tenths of man's felieity de
pends upon being well born; in Lon
tion a bit more than nine-tenths. la
the upper classes 18 per cent. of thi
ihildren die before reaching the age
of five years, but in the lower class
es-say of St. George's-iu-the-Eas1
-the average death rate is twenty
ie years of age.
So by the mere fact of beln-; bori
out of the nobility and gentry the~
Londoner is stripped of twenty-sev
en years of the life that might have
been his. Oh, of other things, too,
he is shorn. His short life is bara
of comfort or delight. Nor can he
take pride in it-it is, at once, toc
dirty and too sad; all by that chanca
of birth too far eastward.
Pain and hunger and helotry
the empty belly and the overburden
ed back-are his heritage. H~e and
his woman--a pair of lean, x:arped
animals-slink together through the
grayness of life, under the iron laws.
And In blows and oaths they find
a certain joy in gin-which is white
as water and runs hellishly hot
down the throat and smokes in the
brain; find, too. In the pewter pot of
beavy wet a certain sleep which is
~etter than waking: go thus through
life till the iron law of averages
knocks them on the her d at t wenty
An inexorable law, decreeirng that
one of every four Londoner: saall
die in workhouse, hospital, jail or
lunatic asylum.-Outing Mag:azine.
ParN' Barefoot Brigade.
A barefoot brigade is trying to
make converts in Paris. Their chief
is a painter of some renown. who
believes th'at going barefooted is ab
solutely essential for the health. In
his studio he wears no foot covering
of any kind, and when he is out he
wears specially made boots whnich are
perforated so as to allow free ac
The Bryan Band Wagon.
The Bryan band wagon. in its
-ounds last week, took on all the d
>assengers who were bound for f
)enver. Not a single delegate elect
!d during the week was disposed to
support anybody other than the Ne
)raskan, says the Charleston Post.
"There were fifty-eight delegates p
lIected to the Democratic national
onvention. Of these, fifty were defi
itely instructed to vote for the e
1omination of Bryan and the other
?ight, though not instructed, were
)penly pledged to suppe-t Bryan's
andidacy. Mr. Bryan now has 543
lelegates bound to him by instruc
tions and forty more who are de
termined to vote for him on their
wn motion. That puts him within
eighty-nine votes of the nomination,
nd there are more coming his way.
"Three hundred and seven dele
gates are yet to be elected, End of
these 187 are counted upon as prac
tically certain to be Bryan support
ers; if these materialize Bryan will
have 779 votes assured on the first
ballot, 98 more than sre needed to
nominate. and he will probably be
made the candidate by acclamation.
If the majority rule for nom
inations prevailed in Dem
ocratic conventions, as it should
prevail, instead of the two thirds
rule, Bryan would now have of in
structed delegates 38 more than
enough to insure his nomination.
"The failure of the opposition to
capture a single delegate last week
in the three State conventions that
were held is significant of the devel
opments of the situation. The op
position has practically retired from
the field, after having been most
thoroughly--not to say ingloricusly
-beaten. The effort to make John
son of Minnesota, a candidate has
utterly collapsed. Except for the
support of his own State Johnson
would not be even mentioned 'as a
candidate. He has not secured a
single delegate outside of Minne
sota, though his candidacy has been
persistently and noisily boomed aur
ing the period of delegate choosing.
"The Bryan band wagon is mak
ing its final rounds and seats on it
are going at a premium. Those
who have not yet got aboard will
have to jump quickly."
Taft's Oath of Allegiance.
Secretary Taft is reported to be
giving some consideration to the
making of the platform upon which
he expects to be nominated by the
Republican national convention. It
will endorse the Roosevelt adminis
tration in no uncertain language,
we are assured by disnatches from
Washington, and that it is not to be
wondered-at, since it is . as reasona
bly certain as anything can be that
the platform will be dictated ver
batim et literatim at the White
House by the man who is master in
that establishment. Of the charac
ter and expression of the platform
there can be no doubt. It will have
the ring of Roosevelt, al! ri.;ht. Mr.
Roosevelt will see to that. But the
patform is not all. There is the
cndidate's letter of acceptance,
which is always an imiport' nt feat
ure' of the party's politicatl chart.
Something is predicted of that also,
according to an Associated Press
dipatch from Washington which
Should the Chicago platform adopt
this sort of platform and noin~rate
Seretary Taft, it is predicted in
authoritative quarters that his let
ter or speech of acceptance will con
tain a p!edge to carry out th'e Roos
evelt policies already inaugurated,
which will have a ring similar to
that pronounced by President Roos
evelt on taking the oath of office ov
er the body of the dead McKinlev.
The Charleston Post says: "That
should be welcome news for the
scared 'business interests.' If Mr.
Taft is going to carry out the Roose
velt policies there is more trou
ble ahead for the commercial and
industrial interests which h.ve been
so racked and wrought, but if Mr.
Taft is to promise that he will con
tinue the Roosevelt policies in the
same spirit that Mr. Roosevelt
promised to continue the policies of
the dead McKinley, or, rather: if he
is determined to abide his promise
as Mr. Roosevelt has abided his.
then indeed, should there be rejoic
ing and jubilation among the
frightened financiers. No more
effective bid for the support of
'predatory wealth' could have been
made for Mr. Taft than this prom
ise to maintain the Roosevelt poli
cies even as Roosevelt maintianed!
the McKinley policies."
THE New York Times says "The
opposition to Bryan's n<mination
comes from men that have the we!
fare of the whole nation at heart."
The State says it will give The Times
a gcld-mounted Taft button (it is
going to support him) if it will di
rect us to a man who has fattened
off the robber tariff who has enjoyed
special privileges at the cost of the
many, who has paid money to keep
the G. O. P. in power so he might
keep both his feet in the trough,
and yet who does not claim that hel
has the welfare of the whole na
tion at heart."
GUSTAv Ander, the socialist, has
announced a purpose to start a sim
ple life paradise colony near Vera
"ruz, Mexico, where he will prove
:hat clothes do not make the man,
>ut on the contrary are a great bin
rance to piety. As the colonists
iogress on purity they are expect
'i to discard garments until at
ength they will not ne' d even fig.
eaves. Such cranks as Ander should K
? loeked up.
Lcky is the man who isn't sold
NEW YORKER RELATES TERRI- I
Sudden Death of a Companion. Mis
lead Chinese Coolies and Imprison- E
nient Without Trial or Hearing.
Three months in a mildewed
Chinese dungeon, on false imprison
ment. has cured L. C. Stewart, of
New York city, of any desire to again
return to the Oriental country. He
is now in Denver. Col.. recuperating.
Here is his advice to young men who
think they are anxious to seek ad
venture in the Far East:
"The Orient is no place for a young
man and I would advise no one to
go there. Our western ideas of mora
lity and decency are soon lost in that
country. Most of the white people,
including the women and even a few
of the missionaries, take to drinking
heavily in the Orient and seem un
able to stop. A general laxity of
morals )results. In the European
quarters anything goes and you do
anything you care to do without los
ing caste so long as you do not make
too much noise. It's a good place to
stay away from."
The Terrible Black Cholera.
Mr. Stewart was a British collector
of revenue with headquarters at
Hcng Kong. On one of his trips to
the interior he picked up an English
man by the name of Charles Frank,
was broke, and wanted to get out of
the country. On the return trip they
were riding together on the backs of
coolies, states Mr. Stewart, when all
of a sudden Frank screamed, and
throwing his arms in the air fell on
Stewart, the black vomit pouring
from his mouth. Within 15 minu
tes he was dead.
"The coolies fled panic stricken
at the eight," relates Mr. Stewart,
"but I covered two of them with my
revolver and forced them to return.
We made a rough pine box and buri
ed Frank, marking the spot with ston
es. Then, with my two coolies, I
started for Rangoon, expecting that
I myself would be stricken any mo
ment. The coolies knew the black
vomit had fallen upon me and were
afraid to come near me. To my sur
prise I was not stricken and reach
ed Rangoon after a terrible trip.
False Story and Imprisonment.
1' "My other coolies dad reached
there the day before, and when I was
- at once arrested and, without a hear
ing, thrown into' prison, charged with
having murdered Frank. The offi
cials would not accept my explana
tion and I could not get them to
make an investigation. Then began
three months of the worst torture a
man could endure and still live. I
was in a foul; dark cell, dripping
with mildew and decay. Once a day
a guard would bring me a bowl of
some filthy concoction that only
nasea ted me. For days I went with
out food, lying on the damp floor o:'
"At last I received a call from the
Biitish resident, and after that was
allowed to have a loaf of bread and1
a pint of water a day. I became de
Slirious with fever in' my conscious
moments was sure I was dying. After
seemingly endless weeks of. suffering
an expedition was sent to find Frank's
"It was at last brought to Ran
goon, and there an autopsy showed
that he had died from cholera, as
claimed. I was released in almost a
dying condition. When I had re
covered sufficiently to travel I went
to Singapore, sent in my resignation
and went to Manila. I never care to
see China again." - -*
'.in1\ iMS ON GUTTA kERC-.--~
Little Sea Anaimal Which Is Mi'
Drenh~ed by Eugineers.
The vicissitudes of a submir::.
caime are niny, says thie Ml::az.
o: ~Coumere'e. It ma~y be torn i, :
author . ei usaed 'oy a cock or .cLtX
1:. da:d by~ a coral reet saicO
abounu in tne tropics. soine o1 t
growth~s oten iound on a cable tc:
gradualiy to decay the iron silat;..
wires. Tlhen; again a cable is so;.
Limels sev'ered by an earthqu.
nia:" be tatally atec~ea Oy thy ..
of a sawliish or by tfie s'ike u.
But pecrhaps the little animal t.
mnakes itself most ob.;ectioaaL'te 2
the cab~e engincer's staa'y~o nt,
the insignificant booking ter'e
navalis. This little bceast is .
,.causeiy gree'Luy where gutta p~ere':.a
*oncerued, w orking its way tuere
tween the iron wiles and bett'..
the ser'ing yarns. -The silica in :
outer c'able compound ter-ds to o.
teat tae teredo's eiforts at utaking
useal ot the core and. tnis dcee::
urtaier eficated by ta e ecie Umas .~
"eio;;-d in a thin tai. ng of braims.
But where the bottom is kroA u
b'e badly infected wUih these litti
iionsteis 01t the deep the LUSUian .
ofen comnpo':ed of India ruboe.
w hich nais an attraction 1(1' the tei
de aind possesses a t'ougi; ness. nr.or'e
over', which is less suited .or' its bor
ing tool than the corta~ato U
clareselike gutta percha.
From one cause or another. faaut:
occur in most cables from time r
timne. These require to be electri
cally localized from the table testlii
hut and a ship sent out to thie s
I [osed position to grapple for the lli1.
pickt it up an.. effect the necessary re
pairis. When thie cable has reahi:
been hooked and picked up-an~f 0;
eration which mlay en:.ail seera
week~s or even months, if only in
waiting for favorable weather'-the
b'git is secured at the bows and 'J
rerward cut. Each end is ther:
brought on board alternately am.,
tested electrically. If found to uc
soundl the neecesary repairs are then
Must Guarante'e to Return.
The nuuber of peasants emigrat
lng from Asia Stinor' to the LUnit e.i
States is so large that the Ottoma.n
government, fearful less the
whole province be depleted of able
bodied mien has refused to permit
any one to leave the country. ec .
ept upon giving a guarantee that
he will return. There is, inspite o'
this restriction however, a consid- ]
erable emigration going on both tc
tthe United States and to Egypt.':
T.e peasants smuggle themselve
out of the country hy sailing vs
to Greece, whiene. he.. -e~ tree to
go wherever thev wish.i
The Tariff Issue.
Outside of the intricacies of the
iff-rent schedules of the tariff,
urposely made obscure and difficult
or voters to understand by the Re
ubli'ans, the question of high or
)w tariff is the real fact at issue.
'hat plain issue everyone can com
rehend. The present tariff was
specially designed to protect the
rusts and manufacturers from for
ign competition. and the question
f raising revenue for .the govern
aeint was a secondary consideration.
'he Republican politicians when
oTrccting the present tariff law to
uit the Trusts and protected mo
topolists rashly discarded the pre
umption that foreign countries,
whr they found the schedules so
)rihibitive that they could not profi
ahly export their products to this
:ounery, would retaliate by in:reas
ng their rates of duties, so as to
>rohibit the importation of Ameri
Foreigners want our wheat and
four, our corn and meat and tobac
o, and other products they do not
aise themselves, or do not produce
n FEffiient quanities to supply their
>wn consumers, but they do not
wan- our manufactured goods to
:onpete with their own like pro- .
lucts. Such countries as Germany
France, Austria, Russia, and in fact
every country, but England, has
raised a higher tariff barrier to pre
vent competition from the United
;tates. They declare, if you will
not trade with us, we will buy as
little as possible of you.
The trusts try to overcome their
foreign tariff'barrier by selling Ot
much lower prices to the foreigners;
than to our own people. The Euro
nean and other foreign markets are
loaded down with bargain counter
goods from the United States. while
trust prices here are still kept at the
Therefore, the question the voters
of the United States must decide at
the coming election, is whether they
are satisfied to pay high prices for
much they buy. or by reducing the
tariff participate in the reduced "
prices that the foreigners enjoy.
That is a very simple propositien to
vote upon. Those few voters who
benefit by Trust high prices will, of
course. vote to continue the Re
pu lican party in power. Those
who think the trusts should shift
for themselves and be subject to
competition that will force them to
sel their products as cheaply as
abroad will vote the Bemacratic
The Republican National platform
will declare as former ones have, for.
"the principal of protection," and
al; hough there may be a'promnise to
revise the tariff, there will be no di
rect promise to revise it lower. How
can the protective principle be per
petuated without continuir'even
irceressing the present rates. Don't
be again fooled by promises unless
specific reductions are included.
Wall Street Manipulations.
The Wall Street speculators have
advanced the price of stocks beyond
thze pre-panic level, and it is hardly.
necessary to say, that with reduced
incomes and smaller dividends,
should notbe in demand at higher
prices on their intrinsic merits. As
aarriman and Rock'efeller are said
to be engineering-the advance, there
is ro" doubt they can force prices
even higher, but that is all the more
reason for small fish to seek shallow
watr-r, or those big fisi '~ay swal
low them up like the pike does the
minnows. The Wall Street stock
market is no longer run on basiness
principles, it is now entirely at the
mercy of the big speculators, who
force prices up and down to suit
themselves, and generally make
money whicbever way it goes. How
can the ordinary business man corn
pete in such a nest of manipulation.
When Marriage is a Failure.
He did all the courting before
marriage. .He never talked his af
:irs :er with ra~ wir~ I-e thought
of his wife only as a cheap house
keeper. He never dreamed that a
wife deserved praise or compliments.
He married an ideal was disappoint
ed to find it had fiaws. -He paid no
attention to his personal appearance
after marriage. He treated his wife
as he would not have dared to treat
BANKS don't always pay. A re
ceiver has been appointed for one
in Jacksonville, Fla.. which opened
for business on May 1. The bank
started with a capital of .$50,000 and
it is saie that during the month on
ly $i3,000 in deposits were received.
When it closed the other day it is
said there was but $130 in the bank.
liaggage Destroyed by. Fire.
On Wednesday morning a car con
~aining about 100 trunks belonging
o young ladies who have been at
ending Winthrop College, was de
stroyed by fire.
Negro Who Killed Matron to Hang.
Frank Johnson, a negro, who kill
d a married woman because she re
used to elope with him, has been'
entenced to be hanged at Clarks
mrg, WV. Va., July 17.*
Serious Panaic on a Street Car.
In a panic caused by a fire on a
rolley car at Fort Worth. Tex.. 12
rsens were injured, two serious
The Demoer.:r -- ' -" ' in the
leedion of Georg- (' -- -:rsm: to
be U:.ited States senate from Ore
o to succeed Fulton. a Republi
an, .He was nominated-in the pri
ary and will be elected by a Re
How we dislike people who grasp