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"FULL OF LIES."
That 'is What Senator Tillman
Says About Statements
READ IN THE SENATE
About the Charleston Navy Yard.
The Senator Was Aroused, and He
Gave Senator Dixon, of Montana,
Some Old Time Thrusts in De
fending the Charleston Navy Yard.
Washington, Feb. 16.-When the
Senate today took up the naval ap
propriation bill. Senator Dixon. of
Montana, *as the first to take the
floor, and he continued his attacks
on navy yards by reading a maga
zine article, which criticised very
severely the Charleston navy yard.
He continued his strictures of the
plan of having many navy yards on
the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, instead
of three or four great naval bases
which, he insisted, was the course
that would be pursued by any great
commercial establishment. He de
clared that millions of dollars are
annually wasted by the scattering of
the work through many navy yards.
Senator Tillman taunted the Sena
tor from Montana with being a "Sen
ator from the Rocky Mountains who
has come here to tell us how to build
a navy. "It is," he continued.
"easier to sit on a mountain peak
out in Idaho and read magazine crit
icisms of the navy than to run the
navy." He declared that the maga
zine article from which Mr. Dixon
read was "full of lies."
"Whether or not it is full of lies,"
replied Mr. Dixon, "is .just what I am
endeavoring to find out." He re
ferred to a statement in the maga
zine to the effect that the improve
ments at Charleston, .S. C., yard,
were advised by the experts, but
when Mr. Tillman said this was not
the case, he expressed himself as
Mr. Dixon insisted that the naval
committee of the Senate was com
posed almost - entirely of Senators
who have navy yards in their States.
He wanted to know what would be
thought of having the committee on
reclamation of arid lands composed
of Senators from the States in which
such lands are located.
Mr. Hale replied that such was
the case, and Mr. Tillman added that
as similar condition exists in the
Indian and the public lands commit
Mr. Dixon was again reading from'
the magazine from which he had
quoted when Senator Tillman inter
rupted to say that if he was "going
to bring muck-raking into the Sen
ate" the bill would be there a long
"If this Is- the only muck-raking
brought into the Senate It would
interfere very little with the dispatch
of work," retorted Mr. Dixon.
Mr.- Tillman returned to the sub
ject of the Charleston Navy Yard
on whose advantages he elaborated.
* "You,! he declared, pointing his
finger at Mr. Dixon, "simply are
prejudiced against the Southern
yards and you want to get that out
of your head."
Mr. Dixon replied that he was a
Southern man, and had no such
prejudices; so far as he knew
Charleston might be the best place
for a great .uaval station.
"If I am- mistaken," Mr. Tillman
replied, "then I beg the Senator's
pardon. But there are some people
who think nothing is good if it is
in the South. The President himself
. realizes this condition and has in
his sspeches appealed for a differ
ent treatment for that section.
Mr. Tillman declared that there
was a "clique" in the navy depart
ment who wanted to break up the
* Charleston Navy Yard.
"I am not speaking in the interest
of any navy yard,' said Mr. Dixon.
* "I am only in favor of construc
"If I stood indicted in this article,"
said Senator Dixon, referring to the
magazine criticism, "I would answer
* It. I think that it is a matter of
self-respect that the Senate and
-Congress and the administration
should answer these charges, which
are made openly. The people of
the country believe these articles
whether we do or not."
The Strange Relations That Exist in
a Missouri Family.
St. Joseph, Mo., Feb. 15.--The
probable fatal shooting of W. Smith,
a carpenter, over a comic valentine,
there came to light a strange domes
tic entanglement. "Mrs. Cora
Smith," who fired the shot at Smith,
told the police that she was mar
ried to Smith knowing that her
mother was already his wife.
The three lived together for years,
the man posing ns the husband of
both mother and daughter. The
daughter, who is 22 years old, sent
Smith a comic valentine yesterday.
Smith became angry when he receiv
ed it, picking up his clothes and
started to leave. Thinking he was
going to desert her, the daughter,
wife shot him.
The mother says she was married
to Smith secretly in 1902 and -took
* he'r 15 year old daughter by a for
mer husband to live with her and
Smith. A year after the marriage,
she says, her daughter and Smith
fell in love with each other, and
the mother made her husband mar
ry her daughter without getting a
divorce, thinking that no one knew
of the former marriage. "Mrs. Co
r-a Smith" was arrested. She will
be held pending the result of Smith's
Rescued Eighteen Women From:
- Toledo, Ohio., Feb. 14.--With th<
wind blowing a gale and drivini
sleet in their faces, firemen early to
day carried eighteen women down
ladders to safety when a blaze rout
ed out the tenants in a four-stor:
apartment home at the corner of
Adams and Seventeenth streets. Nr
one was injured. The property los:
iOME TALK OF HAVING IT IN
rhere Have Been Circulated All
Sorts of Absurd Reports as to the
Treatment of Inmates.
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 15.-There
ias been some talk recently about
.he asylum investigation and the
natters that will come before that
-ommission. It is gathered that wit
esses will be produced who will
,wear that they, while inmates of
he asylum for the liquor habit, were
ompelled to help the attendants,
Corce soup and milk down the throats 2
)f patilents who would not eat, and a
,hat they saw, different men at dif
L L d
Eerent times, as many as two men
positively kiled by the liquid being C
rorced down their windpipes.
Another case which reads like the l
stories of old, is of a man who could 1
not be released, though there was
really very little the matter with t
him ,and he had been cured, because "
his relatives would not sign for P
his release, though notified that he
was entirely cured, and he was kept
in the asylum until he went crazy
There is a great deal of talk to
the effect that there will be an ef
fort of white washing in the matter.
It is said by the patients who have
been released that they have tried
time and again to reach the ears of
the authorities with their complaints,
but that they often did not see the
proper persons in months and month,
and then onlp on a hurried inspec
tion in the wards, and that they have
appealed to Dr. Babcock to give them
If an effort is made to white wash
the report there is going to be a
fuss raised by those who have the
affidavits and who do not like the
turn that things have taken. Your
correspondent has been informed,
however, that there will be no white
WILL MEET IN MEMPHIS.
The Old Confederate Veterans to 1
Hold Reunion in June.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 15.-Adju
tant General and Chief of Staff.Wil
liam E. Mikell has issued from the
headauarters the following general
order by command of Gen. Clement
A. Evans, commander-in-chief:
"The general commanding an
nounces that, according to the cus
tom heretofore in force, which leaves
to the general commanding and .the
department commanders the fixing
of the date of the reunion, the 19th
annual reunion of the United Con
federate veterans will be held in the
city of Memphis, Tenn., on June 8,
9 and 10, 1909, Tuesday,- Wednes
day and Thursday, respectively,
those days having been named by our
hosts as satisfactory.
"For the iifth time in the brief
life of this order, the people of Ten
nessee throw open their doors and
invite the survivors of the glorious
armies of the Confederacy to partake
of their hospitality, while the nobl9
and patriotic citizens of Meiphis
a second time beg the wearers of
the gray to be their guiests.
"The generail commanding with
much pleasure announces at the re
quest of its most energetic presi
dent, Mrs. W. 5. Behan, that the Con
federate Southern Memorial Asso
cation will hold its meeting at the
"The general commanding sincere
ly hopes that the press of the en
tire country will endeavor to sitr
up interest in the coming meeting
and to this end he requests that this
order be published and editorial
comment made thereon."
LYNCHLNG IN FLORIDA.
Fiend Identified and Mob Swings
Jacksonville. Fla., Feb. 13.-Jake
Wades, the negro who was arrested
yesterday in Gainesville. F'la., .ac
:used of being the assailant of Miss
Irma Newell, at Lakeland, Fla., last
Tuesday, was lynched today imme
diately following his identification
by the young woman. A posse of
twenty-five men took him fromn the
train and carried him to the Newell
home. Miss Newell said that there
was no doubt that he was her as
sailant. He was hanged to a tree
and his body riddled with bullets.
Bullet Whizzed by a Spartanburg
Spartanburg, Feb. 13.-Miss Luc3
Riser, of Newberry, teacher in th(
graded schoois, this city, narrowlb
escaped being shot to death this
afternoon by a small boy, who was
shooting at a target with a pisto
or rifle. Miss Riser wa siting by:a
window in her room on GlendaE t
street correcting examination papersC
when a bullet from a rifle or pisto~ I
crashed through the pane, barely
missing her head. The accident oo
curred not far from the place where
Miss Myrtle Plumer, of Converse Col-i
lege, awas shot several months ago.c
KILLED HIS PLAYMATE.
Two Boys Playing With Pistol One
Laurnes, Feb. 19.-An unfortu
nate tragedy occurred at the Lau- v
rens Cotton Mills at -8 o'clock this r
morning, when Foster Turned, the o
five-year-old son of Mr. C. C. Turner, v
was accidentally shot and killed by n
his playmate and cousin, Hursell p
Giles, the eight-year-old son of Mr.ji
J. S. Giles. The two children were b
playing with a pistol, when it was t
discharged in the hands of young b
Giles, th's ball entering the forehead r
of his cousin, causing death in thirty ti
minutes. The pistol was a 32-call- lI
bre Iver-Johnson, belonging to Mr. h
Cleveland Giles, an elder broither c
of Hursell. - i
A new broom sweeps clean, but
alas, it stays a new brocm such a
FIRE AND PANIC.
early Three Hundred People In 5E
a Theatre Burned.
he Intense Heat Together With the
Absence of Smoke, Launches Sev- T
eral Hundred People Into Eterni- or
ty by Fearful Suffering-The Piti
ful Screams Heard Blocks.
Mexico City, Feb. 15.-Between in
50 and 300 were burned to death Ti
nd many injured in a fire which a
estroyed the Flores -theatre in the tc
ity of Acapulco last night. The 01
ews of the disaster reached the cap
:al this morning, telegraphic com- h,
iunication with Acapulco having V4
een disturbed, owing to the fact n
hat the telegraph ;ffice adjoined i
te theatre was burned and all wires se
ut out of commission. P3
The floor of the theatre was a a
ooden affair, and .ast night over n(
,000 people crowded into it to wit- sI
ess a performance given in honor of tj
overnor Damian Flores of the State
f Guerro, who was visiting the w
ort at the time. One of the num- P1
ers of the program-me consisted of m
, series of moving pictures. While f(
he operator was exhibiting these, sl
, film caught fire, and a blaze was n
tuickly communicated to bunting, tj
hich had- been used for decorative g
)urposes. In an incredibly short h:
ime the flames spread to all parts
f the structure. There were but t
hree narrow exits and the panic- o
tricken audience rushed to these, i
nany falling and being crushed to L
leath, their bodies choking the way
o escape to others.
Pitiful Screams. b
The screams of the imprisoned t,
ere terrifying and heart-rending. s,
)wing to the rapidity with which I
he fire spread and to its intense 0
1eat, it was imposible tu attempt res- I
ue work and those imprisoned were t<
iterally roasted alive, as the fire
>urned with little smoke and few t
ere suffocated. T
The efforts of the fire. department
vere confined to the attempt to save
idjoining buildings and they suc
seeded so that the property loss was
mall. The telegraph office, post
ffice and custom house were damag
?d, but all of the government rec
yrds and registered mail was saved.
Today pitiful scenes of grief are v
being enacted in the street of the -c
little west coast port. Men, women
and children are wandering from
place to place, hunting for relatives.
Many of the dead are of the first fam
ilies of the State, as the affair at
the theatre was a social event of
:onsiderable importance and called
out the wealthiest and oldest famn
lies for miles around. In some in
stances entire families were wiped|
ut of existance. The municipal au
thorities caused large trenches to be
dug and into these the remains of
the dead were laid. According to
the telegrams received today, recog
ition of any of the dead has been
an impossibility, owing to the fact
tat the bodies were burned in mostI
ases to a crisp.
Telegrams to the American con
sul at Capulco by the Associated
Press, asking for the names of the
Americans have as yet not been re
Acapulco, on the west coast, Is
one of the three important ports of
the Pacific coast of Mexico. Nearly
all of the steamship lines make. It
a port of call, and the harbor is ae
ounted the best in Mexico.
WILL INE TAFT.C
rhe President to Attend Banquet of
Washington, February 19.-After a
being inaugurated President the firsta
banqet that Judge Taft will attend
wvill be one to 'e given In this city ~
n the evening of March 4, at the 1
Arlington Hotel, by the cadets of l
:he Georgia Military, Academy and
>f the Donald Frazier School, both -
3eorgia inistitutions. Mr. Taft has ~
3romised the cadets that, although t
2e will be a busy man on March4, he
will drop in on the banquet for an a
our or so, and give them a litle talk. ~
bout 250 cadets from the two
chools will march in the inaugural
LEFT HIS GRIP.t
Dontaining Seventy-five Thousand a
Dollars Worth of Bonds.
Newark, Feb. 19.-A man dressed h
ts a priest walked into police head- u
iuarters and said that he. had been u
obbed of securities worth $75,000. n
e presented a card on which was p
nscribel "Rev. Charles Policsek, di- 3
ector of St. John's Kneipp sanitor- si
um. Alpha. N. J.", He said he lost cl
he missing securities in a satchel in N
Srestaurant. Detectives were sent iz
o the restau~rant and found the sat- 11
:hel with the securities In it. The h
>roprietor said the man came in the w
estaurant, took a seat at a table at cc
hich two young women and a man h
were already seat'ed, and after eat
ng, walked away, leaving his sat
ixteen-Year-Old Husband Divorced
From Girl Wife. a
Although only 16 years old, Ed- at
yard Klaser, of Evansville, 0., mar- in
ied and the father of a child, has tI
btained a divo:-ce from' his child- bi
rife, who is only 14. The girl's
ame is Lonise McCormick, and the 0)
air were married on February 20, 0f
907. Klaser claimed that he was ul
ypnotized at the time he married as
ie girl, and the court, after hearing bi
is testimony, concluded that he bi
lust have been, and ordered him nC
go on his way single, but to be a ca
tle more careful the next time m
e married. The one-year-old child tb
f the couple was awarded to the nC
ttle mother, and she was also al- 0r
wed to resume her maiden name. * t
A bulldog isn't always fighting pi
FAKER LIKE TEDDY
(OULD NOT BE ILOfUNE FROM
ys Senator Tillman, But He May
Not Expose Him in a Set Public
Washington, D. C., Feb. 13.-The
ly thing that will cause Senator
Ilman to prod President Rosevelt
.th his pitchfork will be any effort
t the part of Senator Lodge to
.ss the gag rule which he recently
oposed and which is now pending
the rule committee.
If the gag rules remain dormant
the committee, it is likely that
llman will excoriate the president,
he has threatened to do several
nes since Mr. Roosevelt attempted
implicate the South Carolinian in
regon land scandals.
"Many of my warmest friends
mve urged me not to jump on Rose
4t," said Mr. Tillman this after
>on, "and I am undecided whether
will expose him as he so richly de
rves. I realize that the office of
esident of the United States is,
id should be, above criticism. but
) faker like Theodore Roosevelt
ould be immune. The office and
te occupant are different.
"It is a question in my mind
hether I should humiliate the peo
e of this country by showing the
an in his true light. I have in
>rmation about him that would
iock the people of the country, but
Ly friends tell me, and I believe
lat way myself, that the senate sub
mmittee rebuked him severely for
is attitude about the secret service."
It was suggested to the senator
is.t perhaps he might be deprived
the right to criticise Mr. Roosevelt,
the rule proposed by Senator
odge. Vas adopted.
"Just let 'em try it," snapped the
tefhorker. "That rule will never
e adopted, I tell you, and if they
*. o .mIt it through I wil make my
peecn - .:ut Roosevelt sure. I think
could add materially to the interest
f a filibuster against the rule, and
'll do it; too, if any ei:ort is made
) pass it."
Senator Tillman did not indicate
e nature of his information about
CUTTING MAN'S WHISKERS.
[ayor of New Orleans and Several
New Orleans, La.-A sensation
ras created in the United States
ircuit court this afternoon when a
rand jury returned indictments
gainst the mayor and other promi
ent citizens of Kenner, Jefferson
arish, charging them with "conspir
ag and agreeing to arm themselves
rith pistols, guns, scissors and other
reapons to injure, - oppress and
hreaten certain voters."
The Indicted men are: Mayor Paul
elix, Dave Meyer, John T. Fitzger
Id, Moxie Wildenstein. and Frank
The indictments grew out of the
utting off of the whiskers of E. A.
)Sullivan, a prominent attorney of
few Orleans, at the Keener Polls at
he last national election. Mr. O'Sul
ivan went to :he polls for the avow
d purpose of giving legal sadvice to
ertain clients opposing the Felix Re
ime. As he approached the' voting
oth he was seized and his flowing
hiskers, witi. a state wide reputa
ion for their luxuriant growth, were
ummarily cliped. An incidental
timation of other parties, it is al
eged, figured in today's indictments.
TEDDY AMD BILLY.
hum Matter Said to Have Caused
Them to Disagree.
Washington, Feb. 19.--The Wash
ngton correspondent of The News
nd Courier says it has just leaked
ut that when President-elect Taft
7as in Washington last Tuesday and
Vedlasday he showed a draft of
is inaugural address to President
oosevelt, and that whenw the latter
oticed that Mr. Taft would not
lace negroes in office, where such
ppointments would be objeted
o, he demurred.
The position that Mr, Taft will
ssume on this matter is not in
eeping with the views of President
~oosevelt on the sam-e subject, and
is said that the conference went
ito the matter very deeply. An
ccurate statement of what really
yok place cannot, of course, be se
ured, but it is believed that the
resident and his successo~r differ
aterially on this question.
Crum's case, it is understood, was
ken up and Mr. Taft is said to
ave intimated very forcibly that
nless other negroes seeking office
nder his Administration could show
Lore fitness for receiving sucn ap
ointments than Crum that they
'ould not be considered. Unless
mething unforeseen occurs to
dange his attitude on the subject,
[r. Taft will state positively in his
augural address just what he be
eves to be a real fitness for office
oldieg under his Administration.
'hether the applicants be white or
lored. He will tell the people just
aw he stands on the question.*
CAN'T PUBLISH NAMES.
f the Victims of Fiends in the News
Columbia, Feb. 19.--The Senate
id House have passed a rather cur
us bill. The Senate passed the bill
id it today received its second read
g in the House. Mr. Ayer opposed
e bill, but it was unavailing. The
Section 1. That whoever publis;hes
causes to be published the name
'any woman, maid or woman-child,
>on whom -the crime of rap'e or an
sault with intent to- ravish, has
en committed or alleged to have
en committed., in this State in any
~wspaper. magazine, or other publi
.tion, shall be deemed guilty of a
isdemeanr, and upon - conviction
ereof shall be punished by a fine of
it more than one thousand dollars,
imprisonment of not more than
ree years. Provided, the provi
,ns of this Act shall not apply to
Play Havoc In Turkey, Killing a
Great Many People.
Thirty Are Known to be Dead at
Sivas and Others May be Dead in
Ruins-Many of Inhabitants Are
Now Without Shelter-Houses and
Government Buildings Collapse.
Constantinople, Feb. 16.-A num
ber of houses and government build
ings at Sivas. the capital of the
Vilayet of the same name in Asiatic
Turkey, collapsed today as a result
of an earthquake.
The los of life has,not been ascer
tained, but reports say that thirty
people have been killed and others in
Many of the inhabitants are with
out shelter. Sivas has a population
of about 6,000 families.
What damage was done in the
surrounding country is not yet
known, as communication is poor.
A dispatch from Rudopest says
an earthquake shock lasting for ten
seconds was felt today in the dis
trict of Keeshemst, Nagy, Koros,
Czegid and Feligyhaz.
The inhabitants fled in terror to
the country. The walls of a num
ber of houses were cracked, but oth
erwise no damage was wrought.
CAPTURED SAFE BLOWER
Says Charley Silas Was Name of
Jacksonville, - Fla., Feb. 1.-A
professional safe blower, giving his
nams as John Simpson, of Curtain
Bay, Baltimore, was arrested M'-.day
morning at 3 o'cioek, while in the
act of blowing the safe in the store
of Charles H. Burnett, in the heart
of the business district.
Policeman Ammons, in walking
his beat, heard a noise in the store
and, finding the door unlocked, crept
in and was directly over the safe
blower before he was aware of his
presence. Scattered about him on
the floor were nitro-glycerine, saws,
chisels, fuses, revolver and all ship
ments carried By professional burg
lars. - The' man pffered no resis
'Simpson made a confession at po
lice headquarters, saying that he has
ben operating for some time in
Jacksonville and was a pal of Char
ley Silas, the yeggman who was kill
ed by the policeman at Laurens, S.
C. Simpson said he would have
killed the policeman this morning
but he thought there was more than
one of them.
FIRED IN'TO TRAIN.
Two Passengers on Atlantic Coast
Line in Danger.
Fayetteville, N. C., Feb. 16.
Hon. J. G. Shaw, ex-Congressman of
this district, and Col. Sol W. Cooper,
manager of the National Bank of this
city, returned from a business trip
to South Carolina last night, and
report a thrilling experience, the re
suit of an outrageous act. They were
on the train bound for Columbia and
at 11 o'clock, when a short distance
from Florence, a bullet crashed
through a window, which Mr. Shaw
was sitting next to, and not six
inches from his head, and only a lit
tle further from Mr. Cooper, who was
sitting next to Mr. Shaw. A second
before .that a ball had crashed
through a window of the' second
class coach just ahead, but fortu
nately no one was hurt in either
Only a short time ago a promi
nent citizen of South Carolina was
kiled in this same manner. This
sort of thing makes one feel unsafe
to travel throuigh South Carolina.
The train was not stopped and the
person who committed this fiendish
act was not seen.
ACCIDENT ON [LLINOIS CENTRAL
Four Pasengers Killed and Thirty
six Injured in Wreck.
Murpheysboro, Ill., Feb. 16.-Four
passengers were killed and thirty-six
injured today when an Illinois Cen
tral traina bound from St. Louis to
.New Orleans was wrecked on a tres
tle by running into a broken rail,
six -miles east of Murpheysboro.
Mrs. Grace Pery, Carbondale, Ill.
Sheriff Aiden and Mrs. Alden,
Union county, Ill.
B. Brinkley, Carbondale.
The injured include: The Rev.
H. M. McClellan, of Murpheysboro,
and sixteen members of the Perry
Hastins show troups slightly hurt,
and Miss Helen Yelewe, of the show
troupe, back injured seriously.
None of the injured will die.
COST HIM. HIS LIFE.
Went to Rescue a Woman and Rooi
Richmond, Va., Feb. 15.-Mrs.
Robert Skipwith, an aged woman,
belonging to a prominent family, and
a man named Johnson, were burned
to death in a fire, which destroyed
an old manSion near Clayville,
Powhattan county, last night. John
son and his wife were tenants ir
the house, which was the property o:
Mrs. Skipwith. Johnson returned tc
rescue Mrs. Skipwith when the roof
Recovered From .the Wrecked Steam
er Penguin on Tuesday.
Wellington, N. Z., Feb. 14.-Fifty
two bodies have been recovered from
the wrecked steamer Penguin of the
Union Steamship Company, of Wel
lingon, which went on the rocks. Fri
day night -off Cape Terawhiti. Six
of those aboard the Penguin are un
acounted for. In all, the passengers,
and crew numbered about one hun
WORK OF A FICE.
3IGHT CHILDREN AND ONE MAN
Ind Are Now Taking Treatment at
the Pasteur Institute at Atlanta,
Atlanta, Feb. 15.-Eight children,
6rarying in age from 3 to 12 years, all
rrom the same neighborhood in east
rennessee, are now at the Pasteur
[nsdtute in Atlanta on account of
one little black and white spotted
ice dog that went mad and ran
amuck, last week. They were join
ed at the institute Friday afternoon
by Winfield S. Lewis, a farmer of
the same neighborhood, who had
been bitten by the same little ani
A whole countryside seems to have
been ranged by the diminutive
spreader of terror. The eight child
ren who have been compelled to
make the long trip to save them
selves from. a horrible death, repre
sent seven different families. The
two little Stanberry children, whose
pet the dog was, are the only ones
of the group who come from the
same household. Their homes are
scattered on the outskirts of the
little corporation of Newport, Tenn.
When the children were joined at
the Pasteur Institute Friddy after
noon by Winfield S. Lewis, a farmer
who lives six miles out from New
port, the eighth family of that com
munity had sent its representative.
The children were all bitten last
week, between February 3 and 6.
Mr. Scott was bitten on Saturday.
How many other -victims the little
fice claimed before he was killed,
has not developed. There may be
as many others before the whole tale
is told. Mr. Lewis is the last on the
present record. The little brute
entered' the kitchen of the farn
house, and Mr. Lewis, stooping tc
pet the visitor, was bitten in thE
fingers of one hand.' The dog es
caped and was killed later in Wil
sonville. An examination of it
head showed that it had rabies anc
the wholesale migration of a com
munity of children followed. Bruct
Stanberry, the father of two of them
-is in charge 'of the party of young
As Result of -the Collission of Two
Algers, Feb. 15.-An unknowl
sailing vessel rammed the Belgiaj
steamer Australia during a storm o'
February 12 near Alboran Island ii
the Mediterranean, 100 miles fror
Bibraltar. Both vessels foundered
The total known loss of life was 30
14 men from the sailing vessel an<
16 from the Australia. Ten mem
bers of the crew of the Australia
who had put off from that 'steame
in a small boat, were picked up b
the German steamer Liberia an
brought in here today.
-Captain Norman of the Australix
who -was the last to leave -his shil
states that he left Oran on Wednes
day in heavy weather. On Frida
morning the fog was so dense tha
It made navigation almost impossiblE
Suddenly a large vessel loomed u
and- struck the Australia on the pox
bow. The st'eamer immediately sel
tled and sank within three minute!
The crew had just time~ to scran
ble into the boats, during which tim
the -'boats became separated frot
each other. When the men in th
captain's boat were about given a
the steamer Liberia was sighted an
she responded to their frenzied sig
Captain Norman estimates the tc
tal number of victims at 46. So fa
as is known only TN of the crew c
the Australia, which niumbered 2(
were saved and the sailing vessel wa
of the class usua.lly manned by 3
men, all of whom, it is believed, pex
TWENTY MIDDES DROPPED.
That Many Naval Cadets Fail to Pas
Annapolis,' Md., Feb. 19.-As
result of the recent semi-annual ex
aminations at the Eaval academ3
twenty midshipmen were found to b
so badly deficient in their studi-e
that they' will be dropped, and thei
resignations have already been callei
These will resign.
Second Class-Fenelon Canno-'
of Galveston, Texas
Third Class-Charles C. Jaulian
of North Carolina; Frank G. Peters
of Pennslyvania; Harry Wreiner, o
Fourth Class-Eldward F. Croker
of New York city; Robert H. Gray
'son, Alabama; James M. Lott, Geor
gia; Roy Pfaff, Oklahoma; Mortox
L. Savage. Illinois; Henry B. Dawsc-.
New York; Frederick W. Grube
Wisconsin; Harry J. McDonald, -Ken
tucky; Jerome L. Reeves, North Car
lina; Ralph Vaill, Montanna; Olive)
L. Downes, D'saware; Lloyd R. Gra3
California; Michael. Hudson. Norti
Carolina; Grady R. Oakley, Alabamx
William J. Russell, Pennsylvania;
Charles N. White, New York.
Edward F. Croker, of the fourtl
clas is the son of Chief Croker, o!
the New York fire department.
SWEPT TO DEATH IN SEA.
First Mate of Schooner Dragged
Overboard by Wave.
Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 15.-Capt.
Meader of the schooner George A.
McFadden, which arrived in port to
day from Norfolk, reports that First
Mate Helon Cook was swept over
board at midnight Sunday, February
7, 50 miles northeast of Fryig Pan
shoals, by the heavy sea.' The ves
sel hove to until 7, a. in., b-ut nothing
was seen of the body. Capt. Meader
reports a rough voyage all the way
down the coast.
Boiled to Death.
Quitman, Ga., Feb. 19.--Didmus.
the nine-year-old daughter of B. W.
Furney fell into a large cauldron of
boiling water at Tallakos, near here,
and death soon foliwed. l~4r. Furn
sy was preparing to kill hogs and
the child sat on the edge of the
using it has i
deuce that he
sweet and perfe whol
~ad against thech a
egreatest menacento h
ROYAL 1S TE ONLY
MADE FROM ROYAL SRE
aANUARY STATEMENT FROM DIS
PENSARY AUDITOR WEST.
Columbia Dispensaries Sell One
Seventh of Stock *of State-Ex
penses and Breakage.
Dispensary Auditor West has Is
sued' a statement of the total sales,
the breakage, the expenses and the
stock on hand at the variois county
dispensaries for the month of Jan
uary. . The statement shows that
Richland county leads with a total
of oyer $42,000 in sales, with
Charleston next, having- a little over
$41,000. The sales of Richland
county - amounted to nearly one
seventh of the sales of the entire 21
counties now having dispensaries.
This county also has by far the larg
est stock In the State. -
Sales and Breakage.
The statement of sales and break
age is given as follows:
- County. Sales. Breakage.
Abbeville .. .$ 13,036.70 39.10
1 Aiken ..... 24,900.31 152.50
1 Bamberg .. 7,504.42 55 59
Barnwell . 12,934 20 1M3.75
Beauforc .. 9,264.15 28.77
Berkeley .. 5,232.10 20.40
Charleston 41,349.82 46.68
- Colleton . 6,192.21 39.60
Calhoun . 5,393.23 46.75
rDorchester . . 5624.05 49.85
Fairfield . .. 6,522.87 67.82
SFlorence . ..12,360.25 116.70
Georgetown . 9,015.05 . 19.77.
Hampton . . 4,701.00 11.10
Kershaw . ..11,256.:75 53.10
-Lee .......... 8,293.80 52.52
SLexington . . 6,655.36 9.55
SOrangeburg .16,405.65 70.45
Richland . ..42,304.80 257.40
Sumter . ..17,362.25 52.45
SWilliamsburg 7,118.83 14.45
-Total .. ..$273,427.80 $1,363.30
Expenses and Stock.
SThe statement of expenses and
stock for the- month of January Is
~County Expenses. Stock.
jAbbeville . . $ 266.10 4,830.55
-Aiken . . . . 1,233.19 21,353.06
Bamberg .. . 327.51 .10,730.94
-Barnwell . . 723.02 29,649.20
Beaufort . . 802.85 14,075.50
Berkeley . . 403.13 12,976.40
Charleston .2,968.78 27,539.55
Colleton . .. 382.89 7,914.96
Calhoun .. 226.36 7,283.01
-Dorchester . 604.90 16,194.90
Fairfield . . 295.92 6,847.08
Florence .. 618.46 10,6a5.85
Georgetown. 798.92 12,592.55
Hampton . . 311.19 ,17,416.15
Kershaw . . 315.37 20,130.40.
Lee .. .. .....319.53 16,034.82
Lexington .. 564.18 9,030.78
Orangeburg. . 575.50 14,629.85
Richland . .2,482.03 48,461.60
Sumter . .. 626.07 18,030.45
Willianisburg 787.40 10,209.46
STotal .. .$15,636.30 $336,567.06
I DEATH DEALING STORM.
Two Persons Reported Killed and
Seven Badly Injured.
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 14.-In
formation has just been received in
Birmingham that two were killed
and seven badly Injured at West
Point, Miss., this afternoon as the
result of a heavy windstorm which
passed over that section of the
The information comes here
through Meridian and wire connec
tion failed before detals could be
procured. It is stated that one of
the dead is the m': f a West
ern Union Telegr o.perator as
Meridian. The v- .,i and rain ap
pears to have been general over Mis
sissippi and norda~rn Alabama this
afternoon and tonight. An uncon
firmed report here is that one per
son was killed at York, Ala.
INJURED BY MONEY.
A Child's Face Made a Mass of Torn
SavannahC Ga., Feb. 14.--Attack
ed by "Nellie," the largest of the
monkey colohy at Thunderbolt, f6ur
year old Frank Beasley was very se
riously injured this afternoon, the
boy being rushed to a hospital after
he was freed from the animal, with
his face a mass of torn flesh where?
the monkey's teeth had been. The
monkey fought for its prey after I
the rescue and a half dozen men1
were hardly able to repel its at-i
tacks. There is no suggestion that i
the monkey was rabid, but the
wounds it left were carefully treat
If the juries keep up the good work j
they will make mnrder a rather ex
pensive luxury in this State.-- t
In Texas there is a man who car
ries on a regular trade in rattle
Thousands of millions
cans of Royal
wder have been
making bread, biscuit.
I cakein this country,
I every housekeeper
-estd in CCOP
r food woudbe ight;
lum powderswbh are
mPE QAM OF TARTAR
LITTLE IRENE WADE EUaWED
While Her Mother Was Attending
the Sunday Sshool Convention.
A special dispatch to aThe-State
says Irene, the little 14-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. D -
Wade of this place, was runover-by
a freight on the Southern here this
morning and so badly crushed ad
mangled that she died about
three hous after the distressing hor
ror. The little girl, with a younger
sister, aged about 8, was on her way
They were coming from the:.r
home, on Lee street, and were-inth.
a-t of, crossing the- railroad tracs;
at the lower end of -Hampton avenue,
near Beaudrot's shop. A freilit
trsin, on the 'Charleston Weselrn
Caiolina was coming ,Wa.sthey be
gan. crossing and the wo ittfe glIs
were watching that. They wer
rectly behind the. caboose of Sout
ern freight No. 66, which badA 'fiew'
minutes before -come in from Green
ville. This. freight suddenyimoed
back, and without waiing th e,
tle girl was pushed down, Tun.oer
-Her left-leg was practicall cush
off above the knee. Her et=dA'
was run over. and also crish'a
Her screams attractedImmediat
tention.. Dr. J. B 'wens, w
lives near, was the first to r
her., Messrs. Geo. Anderson, Bea
droa and Ed. Hunter were alsogquick
ly at hand and. thelittle ,suere
*as carried to her- hoine 'frm
whence she had only :a' shirtwhle
before left hap'py and. content.
Her mother was away from home.
~attending the. Sunday school conven
tion held in Orangeburg. Herff|th
er, superintendent ef' the .Green-'"
wood .cotton ;mills, 'was in thea mill.
He 'was soon-- at home. The best
surgical skill was rendered hera but
she never survived theterrible shock.
She died about noon. Mr. and srii
Wade have been- living her .only a
few months. ?her came from Pel
zer, where- Mr. Wade was. supel V
tendent of one of the mills'
Microbes In Everythig
This is surely an age of microbes.
Tihey seem to be in nearly everything
you eat and drink.. They. say if,'you
eat and drink microbes youdr 421
surely. die, and ijf you::don'.t eat. and
drink-you-will-still- more surely die.
Bound to surely .die I-inanyf event,
you had better pay no more atten
tion to microbes. than your.grand
dadles did. They ate and drank
everything they wanted and' they i
ed long, and prospered. What dfd
'Methuselah know about microbes
in..his time? -Eat and,'drink every
thing you want, 'microbes rand all
and you will .live until you die and
that it what old Methuselah did
he lived until 'he died.
Take Time to Walk.
-'The hurried 'movement incident'
to modern commercial life interefere
in more ways than one with 'hygenic
living. The urban resident who bolts
his breakfast and hurries off to his
indoor' business - or professional en
gagement deprives him~elf- of onle
of the most Important elements in
the maintenace of his vital energy
and mental activity. Vigorous wslk
ing is a good form of body exercise..
It tends to increase the normal ac
tivity of every organ and function
of the body. Were it more generally
and actively engaged in by both sexes
the necessity for gymnasla ant..other
official substitutes would not be ap-'
Drop Dead on Train.
Chicago, Feb. 15.-An unidentifi
ed man, 45 years old, believed by the
police to be F. L. Woodruff, of At
lanta, Ga., dropped dead, supposedly
from heart disease, on a Michigan
Central passenge'r train bound for
Detroit last night.
The man who owns his home Is
in a position, that the reliter can
never reach. The renter uisually
finds that his rent Is too high, or he
is dissatisfied for some reason, and
s restless, and discontentment stalks
before him. He wants to move. He
does not take the same interest in
municipal affaris as in his own affairs
nor is he as solicitous of his neigh
bors, as the man who owns his
There are pillows- wet by sobs;
there are gentle sensitive nature
seared and warped; there are old
time friends separated and walking
heir lonely ways with hope dead and
memory but a' pang; there are cruel
isunderstandings that make life
bare these are but few of the sorrows'
:hat come from the crimes of the
The Hartwell Sun thinks that the
roman who .gets up and builds the
ires in the mornings should be al
ored to vote. And the man who
tllows her to make the fires all
he time should be disfranchised.
A strong solution of potash will