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WILL COME SOON'
Wireless Station Will Be Estab
lished in Several Cities
IN SOUTH CAROLINA
The United States Wireless Tele
graph Company Begins Work Up
on the Great Inland Southern Ex
tension of Its Commercial Dispatch
The January number of The Aero
gram, a magazine devoted to the
wireless telegraph and telephone bus
iness, will contain an interesting ar
ticle on the proposed extension of
the business of the United Wireless
Telegraph Company, and from ad
vance proofs it Is learend with.pleas
ure an . interest that Columbia is
on the list of new offices to be es
tablished. The company is making
preparations to form a complete sys
tem for over-sea and over-land bus
iness and expects in the course of
time to be in active competition with
the wire lines in business, social and
official transactions of messages.
The following from the article men
tined will be of general Interest:
The eastern operating department
of the United States Wireless Tele
graph Company announces the plac
ing of an order with the companysa
manufacturing department, for 250
complete sets of wireless instru
ments, all of which are soon to be
installed at stations to be establish
ed in cities east of the Mississipp'
This is the largest order for wire
less apparatus and to manufaeture..
erect and put the. stations Into op
eration, will require an expenditure
exceeding $600,000. The majority
of the stations will be of one or two
k. w. capacity, with a range from
100 to 300 miles, but some, which
are intended for long distance serv
ice, will be of from 5 to 20 k. w. to
transmit wireless messages, under
all conditions of weather, for a range
of from 50 to 2,000 miles overland
and from 1,000 to 3,000 miles over
The United Wireless Telegraph
Company's manufacturing depart
ment embracing three complete fac
tories, two of which are located in
Jersey City, N. J., and the other in
Seattle, Wash., have a combinad
capacity of over $1,000,000 worth
of wireless apparatus per year. The
larger part of the entire output .,f
these factories has heretofore been
needed in filling orders from various
governments and for the United
Company's marine department. It
is probable, nowever, that with an
extension of this factory equipment.
which will be made In the near fu
ture, the 250 sets will be completed4
and the new stations be ready for
operation in 1909.
The company promises to erect
stations not only' in the States east
of the Mississippi river, but also in~
the Western States from the Pacific
coast eastward, until they complete
an intercommunicatinlg wireless sys
tem covering all important commer
clal minIng and manufacturiag cen
ters throughout the entire U3nited
States. -Inasmuch as nearly all of
such cities are connected with many
smaller places by local telephone sys
tems. it is expected that the United
Wirelsss Telegraph Company wilt he
in a position, by the end of 1909.
to receive and deliver messages at
several thousand points where the
wire companies at preset-t maintain
The operating department of th?
-company is now organizing its forces
to begin the select26n of locatione
for these new stations. Contractt
and leases will be entered into and1
the advanced work completed, ready
for the installation of the aparatus
as rapidly as suitable sites can b'
secured and satisfactory arrange
Among the stanons proposed are
North Carolina-Elizabeth City.
Cape Hatteras, Beaufort, Newbern.
Raleigh, Wilmington, Greensboro.
Charlotte, Asheville, Henderson and
South Carolina-Charleston, Sum
ter, Columbia, Spartanburg, Green
ville, Anderson and Abbeville.
Valdosta, Albany, Augusta, Griffn.
LaGrange;, -eathens, Atlanta an(
Florida-Jacksonville, St. Augus
tine, Gainesville, Ocala, Tampa, Key
West. Tallahassee and Pensacola.
SAlabama-Mobile, South West
Pass. Selma, Montgomery, T-:scaloo
sa, Birmingham, Anniston, Gadsden
Meridian, Jackson, Vleksburg, Natch
ez and Biloxi.
Louisiana-New Orleans , Batoi.
Rouge, A lexandria and Monroe.
KXnoxvllle, Columbus, Nashville,
Ciarksville, Jackson and Memphis.
The article further states that the
announcement of the western operat
ing department will be made in a
short time, giving the location of
station contemplated in the States
and territories west of the Missis
sippi river. As rapidly as these sta
tions are completed they will be put
into operation with the stations al
ready established, of which there
are now about 200, including sea
coast stations and ships equipped.
The business to be handled by th's
extensive wireless system include'
commercial messages to and from
boats, between boats and shore sta
tions, "over-sea" cable business,
commercial and land service betweet
cities and the distribution of press
matter in competition with the wire<
Made Solemn Pledge.
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 4.-A move
ment which has been in the course
of preparation for several weeks was C
put into effect here today when 1,-i
800 young people pledged then:- I
selves to "live as Christ would have r
lived." The pledges were made at
the Epworth Memorial church, where 3
hundreds of members of the Ep- c
worth League, -Christian Endeavor t
and Baptist Young People's Society s
WORK OF RESCUE. 1
LEROIC RELIEF PARTIES STRUG- T1
GLE NIGHT AND DAY.
Ling and Queen of Italy Share Un- T1
flinchingly in Dangerous and
Messina, Jan. 6.-Although con
used and without system, the work lc
>f rescue has been carried on brave- 1n
y by night as well as by day. Seach- h<
ights on the warships flood the ruins tc
with their rays and give light ta fr
.he salvage parties. A
The king and queen of Italy. on c.
>oard the battleship Regina Elena. A
ave given a notable example of de- e:
votion. The king, with some of his
ninisters at his side, has been di
recting and suprevising the relief
work, yet he has found time to visit
,he field hospitals and speak words a
:f encouragement to his stricken sub- a
ects. The queen has been spending t]
15 hours a day beside the sick beds a
Dn the Regina Elena, attending and b
consoling and encouraging. c
The brunt of the work of rescue t]
has fallen on the sailors, foreigners n
as well as Italians, and all have done ih
their duty nobly. Praise of the Rus- t:
sians are on every lip. They hest- n
ated before no danger, digging un- g
der tottering walls or entering tne h
unsafest shells when asked to do :o h
by some frantic woman who had not a
lost all. hope that husband or child
was still ai:u.
Althodgh the air in Messina is b
heavy with the stench of putrifying i
bodies several groups of Sicilians t
have camped out in the cleared spac- t
es of the city and obstinately refuse e
the invitation of the authorities to 1
move away. I
The survivors of the disaster are
so dazed and worn out that they are t
quite incapable of describing their I
experines connectedly. but the ac- i
counts of all agree that the devas- 11
tation was accor plished in less than t
one minute. -'he strata below the s
strait slipped, then a tidal wave rush
ed in and out and all was over. I
Those capable of expressing their i
sensations say that as the shock came c
they felt an upward thrust of the t
earth. This was followed by an I
oscillary motion and the crust of
the earth vibrated.
Few of the survivors are able I
to explain how they escaped. They I
know only that amid falling plaster I
and mansonry they managed to
iump safely from windows or turn
bled down crumbling stairways.
* SLAIN FROM AMBUSH.
North Carolina Farmer Killed After
Danville, Va., Jan. 4.--Charles
Brown, a widely known farmer of
near Selma, N. 0., was hol and in
stzntly killed last night near his
home, supposedly; from ambush by
a party lying in waiting for him. He
was, returning home from a visit to
a tenant on his plantation, when
the report of a gun followed by a1
cry, "I am killed." -was heard.f
Brown was found by neighbors in a
dying condition. His assailant es~
caped and today bloodhounds were,
placed on the trail. No motive for<
the shooting is known, though there
are rumors that there is a woman 1
in the case. The dead man was be-t
tween 35 and 40 years of age, and']
leaves a a'idow and seven children
Why Do Men Advertise?
The wran who conducts his busi
-ess on the theory that it doesn't I
iay and he can't afford to advertise.
~ets up his judgment in oppbsition
o that of all the best business men
In the world. Says an experienced ad
vertising authority: "With a fe'wC
years' experience in conducting a.,
m.l business on a few thousands of I
capitals, he assumes to know more 1
than thousands whose hourly trars
actios aggregate more than his do'
in a year, and who have made their
millions by pursuing a course that s
he says doesn't pay."
If advertising doesn't pay, why is C
It that the most successful me"
chants of every town, large or small.
are the heaviest advertisers? If ad-t
vertising doesn't pay, who does thle 13
most business? If it does not pay,
business firms in the world sperA f
millions in that way. Is It becau:
they want to donate those millions:
o the newspaper and magazine pub
ishers, or because they don't know s
s much about business as the six
for-a-dollar merchaut who says nmn
y spent in advertising is thrown
away or donated to the man to whom
it is paid? Such talk is sim'lyv
ridiious, and It requires more
than the average patience to discuss :a
the proposition of whetter adver
tsing pays or not wlin that kind of
a man. His 'ormplacent self-conceit
is assuming thaL he knows more
than the whole world is laughablo,
ad reminds us of the man who prov- P
ed that the world doesn't revolve by xv
placing a pumpkin on a stump an,I :n
watching it all night.
Snmidt Got the Idea.
"You see, Mr. Smidt," said the tl
tank cashier. "there is plenty of
uoney in the bank, but all the banks
tave agreed in order to prevent a S
panic to pay out only a part of the s.
ctual currency demanded by depon- g
tors. Your money is here ail
'ight, and you can have it as soon
ts it is safe to let you have it. In
he meantime we will give you in
:tead of actual cash, clearing house
ecrtificates, which wia serve the
ane purpose. This is the third
ime I have explained this matter
o you. I have gone into it thor
ughly because I want you to explain
he conditions to the rest of your
ellow-countrymnen who are our die- of
positors. Do you think you under- di
"Yees. yees.' replied Smidt. ''I tC
xplain it shust like dis. Mr. Casch. c~
r: 'Matilda uind I haf a littlr tih
aby. The little baby she cry foi ch
ailk in de middle oh ce night: v-e O'
'et up -ind ye say to dat litie baby. or
es baby, der iss plenty milk irn e
er kitenen. but ye cannot give it p1
a you now, but ye vill give you c
omething shust as good. Here iss H'
-HAT LEPROSY CASE
JE PEOPIL OF AUGUSTA 4W
Ft' IX S'AI ED.
le Lady Who tins it Will Be Se
qnestered in a Specially Built
House Three Miles From Town.
Discovered to be afflicted with
rosy. Mrs. Mary V. Kiri:., an aged
dy of Aiken, is to be removed from
r home in the center of the town
a smr U ihouse buli: three miles
om Aiken by the town authorities.
s we stated in Saturday's paper, the
ise has wrought'up the citizens of
iken to a high degree and for sev
-al days armed guards have been
a duty around the house to pre
ant the possibility of contagion.
On this point the people of Aiken
re at variance with the physicians
tending~ the case, who contend that
le malady is Anaes:hetlc Leprosy
ad is not contagious. The doctors
ave brought to strengthon Itheir
tse a letter from the chairman of
1e board of health o. South Caroli
a. saying that Anesthetic Leprosy
not contagious. Notwithstanding
ais the people of Aiken are deter
lined to take no crances and are
uarding the Kirke residence, and
ave already begun building the
ouse of detention in an isolated spot.
way from the town to which Mrs.
:irke will be carried.
The following letter is submitted
y the Aiken Physicians, who have
ad the case in charge, to sustain
heir position. The letter is directed
, Dr. Kirke. a nephew of the strick
n lady and is signed by Robert Wil
ins. Jr., Chairman of the State
loard of Health of South Carolina.
"In reply to your inquiry in regard
a the contagiousness of Anesthetic
.eprosy, I have no hesitancy in say
ag that a patient with this disease
s in no ways dangerous to the com
aunity in which he or she may re
Mrs. Kirk was at one time an
piscopal Missionary to South Amer
ca. She came to Aiken a 'number
f years ago and buying a residence
here took up her abode and has not
For three years Mrs. Kirk ha
een blind. Common report has it
hat at the time she became so af
licted she gave up hope that her
nalady was other than leprosy, and
penly announced- that she had tha
lisese. Since then she lived alone
'ith a Mrs. Edmonson, who
)ecame attached to her and
rho remains in the guarded house
vith the stricken lady in the
apacity of nurse. For the last sev
ral rears Mrs. Kirk has been at
ended by Dr. Croft, a local physi
an who says the lady has leprosy.
The evidence of _ome disease have
ecome gnore manifest during tht:
ast seve'ral years. Since her blind
iess, Mrs. Kirk has lost the fin
ers on one hand and one on the
ther. Her limbs below the knees
Lre without feeling, even boiling wa
er making no sensation which is
erceptible to her. It is said to be
irs. Kirk's belief that her limbs
vil drop off below the knees as he;
igers have done. For several years
he has made her appearance on the
treets being led by Mrs. Edmondson
'ith her hands encased In bandagos
Neighbors who had for a long time
Leen curious about the lady's condi
ion have recently begun to make
nore searching inquiries which cul
ninated a few days ago in a repod
if the matter to the State board of
ealth. Th' .Aiken authorities decid
d to place the guards around the
ouse simultaneously with the report
nd the gtiardls have remained there
Mrs. Kirk's residence is on the
nain street and within two blocke
f the business portion of the city
he house is a large two story build
rg situated on the main street. It
painted white with green trim
ings and it is surrounded Uy an
vergrcc bedge. The house is about
Iteen feet from the street and has
mall porches on each side of the
ouse. The house is in the middie
f the lot, which is well shaded and
Mrs. Kirk is known as a most es
imable lady, and the fears of thy~
eople of Aiken are mixed with deep
eeling of regret that she is so af
icted. Mrs. Kirke is 60 years old. *
CRAZED WIH HUNG;ER.
tarving Dogs Constitute Grave .
Mennees to the Refugees.
Messina, Jan. .-Doges now con
:itute cne of the dangers to the
irthquake refugees. These ani
tals, starving and often rabid
rough lack of water, knaw corpses
ke hyenas and frequently attack
e refugees themselves.
Among thc woodedcd who inf-. for
alomo last nigh- was a young mat;
hose eyes and right chek had bee
rribly mutilated by dogs. Afte-'
te earthquakE he w'is buried int de
is up to his neck and while thus
aable to move he was attacked by
ree of the animals and seriously
rt before his eries a'ttracted h p.
ithn her, which he refused to d.,
fter returnidg from the walk.
ekes resumed his work. while his
ife seated herself nearby. In ai
w minutes he noticed that she was
oaning as if in great pain. -.'e
*mpanied by his hro:Aer. H. 0.
okes who was also employed in
tilding the house, he went to his
fe side, and discovered that she.
ed drunk all the- contents of on
Lce bottle of carbolic acid.
Work This Out, Boys.
A father left at his death a number
children and a certain sum to be
vided among them as follows:
to el.dest to receive $10'0 and one
ath of the remainder: the second
ld $20"' and one-tenth of .wha'
en remained: and so on. eaco
ld o receive $1 00 more than the
e immediately preceding and then
-tentia part of that which still re
tined. W\hen the <diviion took
ic. it was found that all the
idren received the 'same amount.
i many children were there, and
3EN)S LARGE SUM TO EARTH
QUAKE SUFFERERS IN ITALY. F
Special M essage From the President
Recommending Aid for the Strick
en Sister Nation.
Washington, Jan. 4.-Bountiful
provisions for the earthquake, suf
ferers of Italy was made by con
gress today and that, too, by un
In the house there was vigorous
handelapping as the bill carrying
the appropriation was sent en its
way. The munificent sum of $300,- a
000 was granted almost immediately d
after the reception in both houses e
of a message from the president call
ing attention to the calamity and the r
pressing need of aid for the stricken
sister nation. S
The president's signature was not
affixed tc the bill tonight, as it did
not reach him, neither the vice
president nor the speaker yet hav
ing signed it. The house haj ad
journed and Speaker Cannon had
ief t the capital before the seiate
passed the measure. President
Roosevelt wil sign the bill, making
It effective when it reaches him,
which probably will be tomorrow.
But for the fact that the national
legislature was adjourned for the
usual holiday recess when the earth
quake occurred earlier action would
have been taken, although by the
president's direction and with con
fidence of congressional approval
supplies aboard the naval ships
Celtic and Culgao, intended for the
battleship fleet, were diverted and
ordered to the sufferers.
No such generous help ever was
extended to a stricken people by
this government before. The legis
lature received the message and filled
with a sympathetic desire to lend
their votes to anything which would
bring relief were early in their seats
and prepared to take immediate ac
Confident that the further con
tributions of the American public
will justify Its assumption of respon
sibility in authorizing Ambassador
Griscome at Rome to charter and
load with supplies a relief vessel
and also to transport refugees, the
American National Red Cross ad
vanced the necessary means where
with to meet the suggestions of the
ambassador and his committee of
Americans in Rome. Over $330,
000 has been collected through the
Red Cross alone, of which $60,000
represents the advance referred to,
one-half of which -The Christian
Herald has agreed to raise.
Because of the belief of the prime
minister -of Italy, expressed in a mes
sage today, in response to a cable
gram from the president to Ambas
sador Griscom, transmitted last Sat
urds~y, that the American fleet of
rattleships will arrive at the scen
of disaster too late to be of great
assistancs, 'qonferences are being
held with the view to rearranging
their sailing programme, especially
as it has been determined that the
fleet's visit to the several Italian
ports where preparations were mak
ing for Its appropriate reception
would be Ill-timed under the present
President Roosevelt In a message
to congress today asked for a direct
appropriation of $500,000.
At the conference at the White
House last night, attended by Spe'.k
er Cannon, $500,000 was agreed up
on as the amount which should be
appropriated. Ten minutes before
the aouse convened the speaker re
ceived a letter from the White
House suggesting that the amount
be increased to $80'0,000. Before
any action could be taken by the
committee on appropriations the
house was in receipt of the presi
dent's message on the subject. At
the hurried meeting of the commit
tee in front of the speaker's desk,
the $500,000 which had been placed
in Its measure was increased to con
form with the president's later rec
ommendation. The president's mes
"To the Senate and House of Repre
"The appalling calamity which
has befallen the people of Italy is
followed by distress throughout al
wide region among many thou sande
who have escaped with life, but
whose shelter and food andi means of
lfe are destroyed. The ordinary
means for supplying the wants obf
civilized communities is paralyzed
and an expectional emergency exists
which demands that the obligations
of humanity should regard no lini;
of national lines.
"The immense debt of civilization
to Italy; the warm and steadfast
friendship between that country an~a
our own; the affections for the'ir naa
tive land felt by a great number of
good American citizens who are im-: 1
migrants, from Italy; the abundance
with which God has blessed us in
our safety-all these prompt us t0 o
immediate and effective relief.
"'Private generosity is responding
;obly to the demand by contribu- 1
ions through the safe and efficient
channel of the American Red Cross
'-Confident of your approval I
have ordered the government sup
ply ships Celtic and Culgoa to the
scene of disaster, where, upon re
eving the authority which I now
ask from you. they will be able to
dispense food, clothing and other c
supplies with which they are laden 0
to the value of about $300.000. Thea
Celtic has already sailed and the
Culgoa is at Port Said. Eight ves
els of the returning battleship fleel
re already under orders for Italiana
waters and that government has beent
asked if their services can be use
"I recommend that the congress c
ipprove the application of supplies '
above indicated and further appro
~riate the sum of $500.000) to be h
pplied to the work of relief at the 'h
iscretion of the executive and with
he consent of the Italian govern
"I suggest that the law follow Z
he form of that passed after thec ia
~Iount Pelee disaster in 1902. iC
- "-Theodore Roosevelt. o.
'The White H~ouge, January 4, vi
190n. di e
requent Shocks Keeps the Poor
Sufferers In Terror. m
AUVE IN THE RUINS. n
sme Are Being Taken Out and May p1
Be Saved--Dreadful Desolation on c
All Sides--Corpses Floating in Bay ra
of Reggio--American Fleet Send
Messina, Jan. 5.-Earthquakes m
re continuing here, though they are A
iminishing in Intensity. At night a:
specially are they frequently felt. S
'res in the city also are being grad- it
ally extinguished. Thirty thousand t(
ations were distributed yesterday. W
Official figures compiled thus far tr
how that 14,000 bodies have been o
,uried in the four cemeteries,. that e
,000 refugees have left the city and e
hat 9,000 persons still remain here. 14
nstead of excavating in an endeav- n
r to find .he bodies buried beneath r:
he ruins It has been proposed thai
very house in which it Is believed
>ergns are buried shall be covered b
with quick-lime. The Associated ci
>ress correspondent has made a vis- t.
t to Reggio and carefully inspected P
he town. It has 1een found that L
he number of persons killed here o
tnd damage done to property is e
nuch less than at Messina. Only '
he central section of the city is
The official figures place the
vounded at steggio at 1,u00. The 0
1umber of dead in the ruins is not e
nown. Reggio is practically aban- i
Toned. The bay of Reggio is still f
trewn with broken boats and other f
lebris. -; Numerous persons still liv- t
ng were taken today from beneath s
he ruins, while the voice; of other's 1
.ould be distinctly heard, appealing C
or aid. The tottering building wil i
be raised and the bodies that have 1
ot been buried will be burned. t
The Associated Press had the first <
:orrespondent on the scene at Mes- t
Tina. The bodies of the dead lay t
everywhere on the surface of the 3
ruins' and limbs protruded here and
there from the wreckage. In the t
amp of the refugees piteous scenes
Constant light shocks followed thc
rst great disturbance until forty
five were recorded. The home of
'e American consul, Dr. Cheney,
was crumbled in the first shock and
is inmates were almost inextricably I
buried beneath the ruins.
The escape of Vice Consul Lup
ton, who was in his room in th
Hotel Victoria when it collapsed, was
remarkable. He had only his trous- 1
ers on, and, carrying his shoes and 1
overcoat, he groaped his way along
the quay knee deep in water toward
the American consulate. On his way
he three his coat over the shoulders
of a woman. Clambering over the
ruins of the consulate he became
conscious that his feet were cut and
eeding. Later be raised the
united States flag over ias new con
olate and began an industrious
seareh for Americans.
All Americans not yet heard from
may be considered safe. Probably
all are in the south of Sicily.
SHOT AT NEGRO.
Was Attacking Two Ladies WThen
Drove Off at Pistol's Point.
Rome, Ga., Jan. 4.--At the point
f a pistol. Mrs. Bradley .4rove off
and fired at a negro here today, who
was atempting to assault Mrs. R. D
C~ampbelI and her daughter, Lilly. s
The two women were on the back
veranda of their home wher the ne- t
gro came Into the yard. He seized
V~rs. Campbell's dress and pulled
her from the porch and also her
aughter. Both screamed, which
~ttracted the attention of Mrs. Brad- -1
.ey, a next door neighbor, who sei'
d a pistol, went to the rescue.
Pointing the pistol at the negro, she a
rdered him to leave the place. Not ?
~oing fast enough, she fired at him
~everal times, none of the shots tak- 1
A posse was soon organized an~d Is c
;earching the woods for the negro1
)ne negro was arrested by the mob I
ind brought: before the two ladies C
rho salid that he was not the man. a
serious trouble is feared If he is t
PRIEST CATCHES BURGLAR. $
hvers Intruder With Pistoi andt
prevents Robbery. . i.
New York. Jan. 6.--WhIle seated a
n his study reading, the Rev. Fath- r
r Peter D. Lill, of West New York, 1
7. J., heard the burglar alarm which
re.ects the altar and poor boxer
n St. Mary's Roman Catholic churc...
Arming himself with a revolver
he priest quietly slipped into the T
hurch, where he found a man
ampering with the -boxes. With
ittle ado the priest covered the in
ruder with the revolver and heldI
im a prisoner until the police ar
Try This One. t
Among those who like to mingle el
ought with their sports a pleasant ol
our may be spent transforming o1
ne word to another by the changing K
a single letter at a time. For ex- B
mple, one of the company writes sj
pon the board the word "beef" ani n<
y it is to be changed to "pork.' K
second person goes to the board es
nd by the change of one letter &
takes it beet. The third persor ft
:2anges it to beat, so by each one's w
anging one better it becomes sue- Ca
?ssively: Beet, beet, beat, peat. nc
ert. port and pork. Or change
ose to hand thus: Nose, hose.
st, hast, hart, hurt, hint, hind.
Killed His Grand-tather- at
Bridgeport. .N. J., Jan. 6.-Walter fa
aller, the nineteen-year-old Vine- Ui
d youth. who wiLI two compan-- ac
ns was charged with the maurde' Te
Zeller's grand-father. was con- TI
cted today of murder in the firt oli
RAISE YOUR OWN MEAT.
the Advice of the Progressive
Years ago I wrote of visiting a
in's farm, where all the land was
cotton right up to the house
inding unpainted in a bare field.
hopeless-looking woman was fry
; some Western bacon for the din
r, while the man toiled in the cot
s. And I got to thinking over the
tter. There was no stock on th.
tce but the mules that worked the
tton. And as I saw that bacon, t
ought that some farmer out West
Ised that hog, and probably made
mething out of it. Some railroad
rried it to Chicago, and certain1y
Some packer bought and cured the
eat, and grew co be a miilionaira.
nother railroad brought it South
id paid dividends by d.oing it
me merchant bought it, and sold
to that man out tnere in the cot
n field a+, a big profit-and he
orks all summer in the cotton
aking all these people prosperous
it of his one crop, while at tht
id of the year he is as poor a;
er, and his land' grows less and
ss productive, while he might have
Lade all those profits himself it
Lsing the bacon at home.
The Western farmer makes corn
ie railroads haul it, the merchan1
uys it and seuts it to ..e man wh
yuld raise the corn at more profit
ian the Western farmer if he im
roved his land. Yet he goes on ft
ie old hopeless way imagining tha1
>tton is the only :tning Lo get mon
y out of, and that eorn, oats, ant
'heat are only "supplies, and the
estern farmer gets rich supplyini
When will the cotton farmer ge
ut of this slavery to everybod:
Ise? Not till he goes to farmini
ast as the Northern and Westeri
armers do. He has a crop that i!
ir superior as a money crop to an'
ie have, and a crop that fits int<
n improving rotation of crops ful
r as well as any they have Nortl
r West, and while they get rio]
t sending him "supplies" he, get
oor furnishing the crop that main
ins the trade balance between thi
ountry and Europe, and sellin
he cottonseed that fatten the cat
le that make the meat he buys i
Now, then, is the t.me to resolv
o change all this. Plan a rotatlo:
or your farm and stick to it, grol
lenty of forage and make manurE
nd when you once have manur
nough to cover a corn-field. yo
rill be on the road out of this slat
ry to the North and West.
Nine-tenths of the letters I ge
rom farmers ask what fertilizer
hall use for this, that or the othe
rop, when the man who farms righ
ill need to buy little, and that onl
f the mineral forms of acid pho!
hate and potash, or but one of thes
I have been hammering away a
hq for many years, and yet how fe'
a taken the idea. But I do hea
low and then from farmers whio hay
>roken loose from the old ruts, an
Lre succeeding. Would to God tha
could get all of them to do so!
A GENIUS AT FINDING MONEY.
Jinois Carpetner's Instinct Lead
Him Right to It.
When John Ehlenfeldt, a carpei
er who has I'ved in Elgin ft r yeari
was arrested yesterday en a wai
'ant sworn out by Mrs. Ehlenfeld
t became known that he has a ges
us for detecting the whereaboul
-f money says the Baltimore Sur
The wife and her .two daughte'r
vent to the office of Assistar
;tate's Att->rney Robert B. Phillip
Lnd asked him to tell them how t
ae their money. Phillips to.i
hem to hide i~t until a deposit i:
ie bank could be made.
"We have hidden it In the mos
mpossbie places we could think of.
aid Mrs. Ehlenfeldt. "This. hu~i
and of mine is a genius.- I hay
Lot reported it until It became at~
olutely necessary, but he has a:
bnormal instinct for finding money
lo matter how wel' hidden It Is b'
:oea right to the place and getsi
rthout any search or trouble."
A test in .the State's Attorney'
ifice was then arranged. Mone
ras concealed in a desk drawer
hlenfeldt was then taken into th<
ifice. He looked around the roon
n instant, then suddenly walked t<
e drawer and drew out the hidde2
Mrs. Ehlenfeldt says she sayis'
9, which she expected to pay .oi
iortgages. She divided the sum mnt<
n portions and hid it In as man:
laces-in a bole in a flower bed
i a hole in a closet wall, under
tothes' ches' in the isra and it
bag at the bottom of a flour bar
21, on- which she ihre'w more thar
0 pounds of flour. The next morn
g, she said, all the money wa
TO ACCIDENT AT SAVANNAH
irginia Millionaire Burt in
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 4.--David
unlap, million~ire horseman andi
bacco manufacturer, of Petersburg.
a., was injured tonight when his
uring car was wrecked by his
auffeur, who chose that method
preventing a collission with an
her car, driven by Mrs. J. N.
night, wife of a local physician.
oth cars were 'moving at high
eed. Dunlap's car tore away
>rtion of the guards on Mrs.
night's machine, so narrow was thet
cape. Dunlap, with George Van
>sbeck and. M. L. Lynch. twc
lends, were'* huried out of the
-cked car. Dunlap struck on his
ce and was badly scarred but is
t seriously hurt.
Roosevelt Defies Senate.
Washington. Jan. 6.--The Presi
nt in a special message to the
nate today declines to permit the
orney general to say why he har
led to bring action against the
ied States Steel Corporation on
ount of the absorption of the
nessee Coal and Iron Company.
e message is in response to a res
RECEIVES MESSAGES E
FROM ONE WHO DIED LONG N
A Woman Claims She Has a Spirit So
Friend Who Helps Her do Wonder
London, Jan. 3.-Seeing the an
nouncement, emanating from New
York, that a Plymouth lady spiritu- il
alist intended claiming the prize of P
$5,000 offered by the American c
Phychical society to anyone who
could prove having received a med- b
sage from the dead. I have inter- n
viewed the lady, whose name is C
Martin, at her home at Plymouth. t]
address should not be given, she 1:
readily consented to the interview.
"I have made no effort to prove n
that I have received a message from y
the dead," she said, "but-I am cap- r
able of proving it." She had, she
asserted, received very good mes
sages from, the dead on several oc- i
The lady explained that she re
cently saw in a London paper a tel-.
egra'm from New York containing
an announcement by the Metropoli
tan society of New York to the ef
fect that they had raised $5,000 nos
in the hands of David Goldberger,
747 East 136th St., to be given :,
any person who would shut his eyos
and with the help of a spirit or
by any other means, count a few i
oranges split on a table behind him.
She wrote to the address given
and offered to accept the' challenge
To the remark that this would in
volve her going to New York, she
repfied, "Oh, no; with my spirit
friend, I can go there and return
again-that is, in the spiritual sense.
From my house here I could count
tne oranges as they are spit on the
table in New York."
Questioned as to the 'identity of
her spirit friend, she said, "I would
not like to give the name. I never
knew my spirit friend when she was
alive, but I have seen her many
- times since. It is with her aid thai
I claim that I can do what I have
offered to do. She added, that, as
- a rule the message from her friend
1 came to her when she was in bed
and were communicated in 'vhispers.
As an instance of her powers of
1 claravoyance, she mentioned some
c time ago a friend of hers attending
a dinner at Exeter... Although she
remaine4 in Plymouth, she was able'
to repeat the conversation whicb
- her friend had with another friend
at the dinner, tell what wine was
t drunk, and give other "etails. All
I this, she said, she did with the aid
r f ..er spirit friend.'
Stated That Nicaragua, Salvador and
Guatemala Are Against Honduras.
'New Orleans, Jan. 4.-The Times
rDemocrat publishes today a story
Sbased on reports received from Cen
tral America which are to this ef
"Nicaragua is marchmng troops
from the frontier into the yicinity
of Cholucteca of Mignel Davilla,
president of Honduras. It is report
Sed that the Nicaraguan, Dr. Arrias,
has recently received almost $40,
000 in army supplies, medicines,
-etc., shipped by secret agents of
Zelaya in this city, and 'that all
preparations are being made 'for a
"The informants of The Times
-Democrat stated that it eras general
ly understood ithat the revolution
was a four-cornered affair, with the
Honduran malcontents attacking' the
Zelaya forces, backed by supplies and
men from Salvador. It is also al
leged that the Guatemalan govern
Sment had supplied men and arms.'
IThe consular representaltives in
New Orleans of the governments cona
cerned deny any knowledge of the
-SHINGLE MILL BURNED.
Damage Will Amount to Abont
Bellingham, Wash: Jan. 4.-The
plant of the Puget Soundi Mill* and
Timber Comptiny, said to be the big
gest shingle mill in the world, burn
ed last night. The damage was
about $415,000, with insurance 'of
$150,000. W. L Cleveland, a saw
filer, was burned to death, and sev
eral persons had narrow escapes.
The fire started from a hot box.
Cleanliness of Honey-Making.
Science has recently demonstrated
many things of which the beekeeper
might well take note and use to ad
vantage in popularizing hone/. Sci.
cntfic investigations and close ob
servation have determined that the
bee. with its strong instinct for
cleanliness, puts the cleanliest
housekeeper to shame In the thor
oughness with which it polishes and
lisinfects the comb cells, the recep
~acles for storing noney. It gathers
he aroma-laden nectar distilled by
he blossoms and, in all its purity,
)accs it in the honey sack. After
eaching the hive, it is placed in the1
'omb cell, where the bees blow a
urrent of air wvarmed by the inmates
'f the hive continuously over the
pen cells, evaporating it to the eon
.istency of ripe honey, and in its
marvelous process making the vari
>us methods Invented by syrup ano
sugar manufacturers appear crude
Stood the Shoeks.
Reggio, Jan. 8.-At Sinopoli all
'he houses were destroyed except
hree, built after the earthquake in
1905, of hollow brick, with a wire
passing through themu and uniting
them in a verrtical line while at the t)
top, and wire united the different c
tines horizontally. thvns making the ~
vhole building compact. * tl
Questions Right of Roosevelt. t'
Washington. Jan. S.-By a viv-t1
voce vote the Senate today passed t(
Senator Culberson's resolution in- P
structing the committee on the ju
liciary to report to the Senate wheth
er president was authorized to per.
mit the absorption of the Tennessee q1
Coal and Iron Company by the Unit.. B
ed States Steel Corporation. * T
The owenr oi a .,mart dog does st
DOST IN DIVORCES
) REASON FOR SLUMP IN MAR
)uth Carolina Charged With Mak
in Augusta Clearing House for
The Augusta Chronicle says:
"A slump is marriages and an
crease in' the number of divorce
roceedings"were registered in the
yunty of Richmond last year.
Richmond county has for years
een a sort of a clearing house for
cis-matched couples from South~
arolina, and this fact has caused.
ie large number of divorce proceed
igs in the county each year. -
The ordinary last year issued 665
carriage license, against 689 of the
ear before. There is no especial
eason given for the slump in mar
lage licenses for the year.- The di
orce mill showed that there were
9 divorce proceedings filed for the
ear, as against 72 of 1907.
The record shows that one out of -
bout every Dine weddings in the
ounty pan out bad. The per-cent is
etween 12 and 15 per cent for the,
All of this, however, may show up
he outside world very bad for Rich
nond county, but when it is taken
ato consideration that so many case
re dumped on the county fr-am Caro
ima, the record is not so,-bad after
HITS TEDDY HARD. -
louse Laid Part of Ills Message oN
Washington, Jan., 8:-Having
given consideration to the president's
further views regarding the secret
service, coutain/ed in :his .niessage
to the house * representatives last
Monday, the special committee ap
pointed to deal with the subject
brought in its final report Fridays.
Accompanying it was a resolution
which declared -it-to be the sense of
the house that it shall decline to
consider any communication frioin _
any source which is not respectful,
recommending that the - objectional
portion of the . president's annual
message be laid on the table and:
that similar action be taken with
respect to the message. of. Monday,
because of its being "Unresponsive
to the inquiry of the .house," as to
what the -president meant when he -
said, referring to the limitatln'
placed upon the field of operation
of the Secret Service, that "The
chief argument in favor of the pro
vision was that the congressmen did
not themselves wish to be. investi
gated." The resolution was adopt
ed by a large majority.
BRO. CHARLES FALLS OUT.
With His Preacher on Account of
Bro. Bill's Religion.
Cincinnati, Jani'S.-Charles P.
Taft has severad his connection with
the Presbyteriai church of the Coy
enant as a result of a letter written
by the pastor, Rev. RI. L. .Watson,
during the national political c:am
paign. ,In his letter of resignation.
Mr. Taft also asked to be released'
as one of those guaranteeing the sal
ary of the pastoi'. The action: of i
Charles P. Taft was the outgrowth of
estrangement between himself and
Dr. Watson, which had IC origtn
IR a personal letter writen' to a
Chicago minister by Dr. Watson some
time previous to the presidential
election, in which the latter express
ed regret at ithe 'liberal religious
views of the presidential candidate,'
William H. Taft.
STONED PEDDLER TO DEATH.
School Boys Arrested in St. Louis on
St. Louis, Jan. 8.-Five boys,
ranging in age from eight to seven
teen years; were arrested in ~their
class rooms in the. Shaw school so
day; charged with the murder of
Win. Wachter, a peddler, who was
found with his skull crushed Wed
The man wars found dyings by
neighbors. He kept so much to hiin
self that he was known in his neigh
borhood as a miser and herm'it.
The arrests -followed information,
given to the police by Mrs. Mary -
Goebehart, mother of two of the
prisoners. The boys told the police
that they had stoned Wachter "just
'or f ur?'
Gets Two Years.
Spartanpurg, Jan. 8.-Ursa All
an, a young white raan who several
weeks ago shot . and killed James
Burgiss, near Greer. today pleaded
uilty to manslaughter and wats
entenced to serve two years in the
>enitentiary. It will be re-membered
hat Aliman had been hunting and.
eturning home, fired at young B ar
~iss, who was in the poultry yard,
he load from the gun killing the
oy almost instantly. *
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 4.-Advlces
ust received from Mesa Grand, for
y miles from here, tell of a pitched
attle thirty miles from there, be
ween a gang of cattle rustlers and
iembers of a vigilance committee.
'wo Mexin'ar~s. an. Indian and a white
1an, all members of the band, were
hot and killed, and one vigilant was
May Bridge the Santee.
A dispatch from Washington says
le house has just passed a bill re
ently introduced by Representative
ever, for Mr. Legarge, authorizing
ie Santee River Cypress Lumber Co
y erect a bridge over the San
e river, near Ferguson, in Berke
y county. The bridge will be close
the mill of the company and wi'.
ove a considerabb- convenience.
Reggio, Jan. 8.-Fresh earth .
ike shocks are being felt here, at
racaleone, and Messir-a each nig':t.
ey are preceded by explosions, and
liidings that were rot totally ce
royed in the big shpocks are being