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VOL. MANNNG, S C. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1909 NO.5
Wachs by the EMs
A mest Deal of Wbi** and DBee
Js eing Best Away Pr MOM c *i
ia. the Tipe Being Afraid to
ecetive the Goods, as it WonId
A 4ispatch ISm Cbarleston to
The State says three thousand and
two hundred and fty-:Mts quarts of
whiskey and 4.920 bottles of import
ad beer were loaded Wednesday on a
steamahlp of the Baltimore line and
shipped back to Baltimore and Im
mediate points. The contraband had
boen consigned to blind tigers here.
but never reached the consignees as
the police patroled the water front
day and night and the stuff gradu
ally piled up on the wharves.
The greater part of the returned
whiskey and beer was so undenia
bly contraband that the blind tigers
did not even go through the form of
attempting to 0. K. the bills of lad
ftg, but simply waited until the vig
iance of the polie was relaxed. The
opportunity never came, and all par
ties concerned thought thit the best
plan would be to return the liquor
to the point it was ahippei from.
There is at present on the various
steamship wharves many'times the
amount of contraband shipped out of
the city, and as the polee show no
indeation . of relaxing their watch
along the water front, the next week
or s will undoubtedly see enormous
uhipments.of whiskey and- especially
beer, as the latter stuff keeps only a
limited time, to their various desti
Certainhenterprising tigers did at
tempt to 0. K. a limted'number of
bils of lading for the accumulated
contraband but as they were prompt
ly refused, the practice was discon
A very limited amount of whis
key and beer has without doubt been
spirited away in. small boats to
nIghbo ing sea islands. *s the po
ice have to confine themselves sole
ly to the land. as they ue without
m qt ,extendbw - their activity
to tle water.- but as the:;re on the
lookout for smuggling of this nature.
the amount spirited away is of sman
The same steamship tOat carried
bact the large cns2gnmeht brought
Into the city only 22 galos of whis
key and 10 barrels of beer, a marked
decrease in the amount luiported re
cently. A glance at the police blot
ter shows that between September 6
and 15. local tigers forfeited ball
to the -amount of $1,150. rather
than face the charge of dispensary
WIlL HAVE TO WAIT.
No Money to be Bad for the Man
agers of Stt fleetios
The Florence Times saysthose who
hold claims against thej State for
the last election are doomed to dis
appolntment. It was thought that
being a special el'cton, the managers
would be' paid out of the small ap
propriation made by the last legisla
ture, but there were too many elec
tions a bead of Florence county. and
the appropriation was ong4 $600, so
that the creditors of the State in
th'.s county will have to line up with
those in the other eounties and wat
the appropriation of the next legis
lature to collect their- elaims. The
editor of the Times went over to
Columbia to try and get 'this money
fr the managers In Florence coun
ty. but was obliged to return empty
handed. Bond issue elections and
other s~sdial elections Aave been
held in a number of counties and that
exhausted the funds. No county in
which special elections were held at
the sam, time as the dispensary elec
tion was held can draw money, since
some had to be put outi all dispen
ary counties were put on the same
PLACED IN PRDGON.
Preaeber Accused of Abducting a
Rev. Wallace M. Stuckey. pastor
of the Christian Church of Williams
burg. Kanesa , and editor of The
Wliamsburg Star, Is confined in the
county fail on the charge of having
abducted Lorena Sutherland, sixteen
years of age, daughter of a wealthy
famer of Williamsburg from her
home. The girl. orig1bally a bru
nette, but now a blonde, -also Is In
custody. She wDi be returned to her
parents and be used ' as witness
against the accused preacher. In
every principal feature' the case is
like that of Rev. Jere Enode Cooke.
pastor of St. George Episcopal
church. of Long Islandt N. Y.. who
deserted his wife and -chldren and
led to San Francisco fith Miss I.o
retta Wbaley a few yeqars ago.
The Tobacco Crp
The second monthly teport on the
tobacco situation was 1de by Comn
missioner Watson Thuttday under
the new act. It is for August show
ing total sale of 15.265.293 pounds.
which brought $1.125.704.38. The
fgures indicate a crop for the year
at least two and a half mifllon
pounds- Mullins is the leading mar
et. Lake City second. Dlarlington
third. Timmonsvile fourth, and Flor
ERYAN SCORS SOcaL.D DEMO.
CRATS WHO VOTED
With tme RepubIcans in Congress
Asist the Pift-m Adopted b
Their Own Party.
Bryan. the Great Commoner. made
a great speech Tuesday at Dallas.
Teas. Denouncing him who would
violate a party pledge ratifed by the
voters of his party as an embezz'er
of power. Bryan outlined his views as
to the tariff before a large audience.
Mr. Bryan's subject was "Democ
racy and the Tarif." He emphasized
necessity of Senators and Congress
men being bound by platforms, say
ing he would later suggest a form
tor ach a plank.
"If all of the Democrats In the
Senate and House had voted against
every proposed increase in the tariff.
and for every proposed decrease, we
might have made our ight next year
upon the party's record without mak
ing a specific declaration on Items
of schedules." said Mr. Bryan.
"But in view of the fact that Dem
omrats In both the Senate and the
House differed as'to the Interpreta
tion of the Democratic platform. and
as to the rates that abould be Im
posed under the various schedules.
I believe that it is necessary for our
platform to be specific and emphatic.
"If we expect to secure control of
Congres we must convince the pub
ic that we will, If entrusted with
the power. favor material reductions.
Unless our candidates for Congress
an agree before the election they
ure not likely "to agree after the
lection. If each Democratic can
tidate will state his position. the
roters can selqct a representative
who will give expression to their
-iews. and I am much more anz
ous that the representatives shall
effect the wishes of his constituents
,han I am that he shall agree with
Mr. Bryan concluded his addres '
with an extended argument In favor
if free raw material. When asked
f he would attend the reception to
* given Samuel Gompers. president
>f the American Federation of La
)or. on his return from abroad. Mr.
"That depends upon the date."
When told that It was October 1.
"Impossible. That is our twenty
9TR S WILL BE CONVICTED.
Mdence Agnst Them Said to Be
The Florence Times says the gen
~ral opinion in Columbia is that
omething Is going to happen right
ard to the men charged wth graft
rg in the State dispensary matters.
'he evidence given before the grand
ury is direct, positive and apparent
y indisputable. It is said that the
en on trial are worried. The prose
rtion teels sure that they will se
~ure convictions It they have a jury
hat anything like recognizes their
The members of the grand jury
ave let out few of the things that
rere brought out in the evidence be
ore them. and they are shocking, so
hocking that the men could not keep
~he stories to themselves. The tak
ng of money and money In big slic
s. Is not even attempted to be de
ted. the accused .content themselves
rith insisting that it was not bribery.
The cumberous verbage of the in
ictment charging that with force
~he defendants conspired to cheat
md defraud the State, has caused
good deal of m'erriment, the liquor
nen say that they used force ,r comn
misiaon, but found the loulI parties
lute in a, receptive mood.
The cases may not be brought up
t the present term of court, but
tey will come up if there is time.
he jail is full of prisoners and
hose out on bond are let alone un
til the fail Is cleared. This may
ake the graft cases over to another
erm, or to a special term.
SHOT HER AUNJT.
in abama Woman Arrested on
Charge of Murder.
A 'dispateh from Brewton. Ala..
says Sheriff G. A. Fountain returend
from Pollard late Wednesday night
rith Mrs. Will Nowling. who had shot
to death her aunt by marriage. Mrs.
Henry Nowling, two and a half miles
from Pollard. The latter was a sis-'
ter of Martin Lindsey. a millionaire
of Mobile. Mrs. Will Nowling claims
self-defence. The trouble arose over
the efforts of Mrs. Henry Nowling
to put Into the house of Mrs. Will
Nowling household effects of a mar
ried daughter. Ignoring the warning
she Is alleged to have advanced on
Mrs. Will Nowling with a bed slst.
at which juncture the latter fired.
the load of shot taking effect in the
heart of Mrs. Henry Nowling. Mrs.
Nwling's father and brother reside
at Jay. Fla.
Will Wear Gray.
Before long the inmates of the
Confederate Home at Columbia. will
wear uniforms of Confederate grey.
thanks to the devoted efforts of Mrs.
J. W. Bunch, of that city, who has
raised by subscription about $S300
for the purpose.
Thre. Hurt in Motor.
At Syracuse. N. Y.. In a collision
between an automobile and a trol
ey car Thursday afternoon. Mrs.
James McKay, of Scranton. sustained
a fractured skull and Mr. and Mrs.
Tmothy Conklin. of Troy. Pa.. were
prably fatally injured. __
Eight Trauma [le ad Fifta paws
gmr Are hiered
BY COLLISiON OF TRAIN!
A Freight and Paesseager Train
Omae Together Near Nashvife and
Fire Sweeps the Debrfi, Consum
Ing Two of the Bodies of Those
Who Had Been Kiled.
Eight trainmen killed and 15 pas
sengers injured, two fatally per
haps, is the result of a ;ollision be
tween a passenger and a freight
train Wednesday morning on the
Nashville. Chattanooga & St. Louis
railroad at Pegram Station. 20 mIles
west of Nashville, Tenn. In the dre
that followed at least two of the
mangled bodies were completely con
The dead: William Mogan. trav
eling engineer. Nashville; Joe Gow
er. engineer on passenger train.
Nashville; Jess Tarkington. engineer
on freight train. Nashville; Walter
Roach. messenger. Nashville; Sam
Whited, treman on treight train.
NashvIlle; . B. Walp. brakeman; W.
. Stalcup, mail clerk. Martin.
Tenn.; L. C. Balley. man clerk.
Seriously injured: Bob Bailey,
&reman, Nashville, two ribs broken
and left side Injured; Ellis Martin.
conductor on treight. Nashville. In
Jured on hea and Internally. may
Slightly iniured: Capt. T. Jobe.
Burton. N. C.; William Lunsford.
Peachtree N. C.; W. L. Thomason.
Peachtree. N. C.; R. W. Boyd. Al
mond. N. C.; Mrs. L. IL Lee. Tul
lahoma, Tenn.; Mrs. Temple Luns
ford. Murphy. N. C.: Mrs. A. C.
Thompson. Murphy. N. C.; May
Thomason. Murphy. N. C.; Mrs. Mary
. Jackson. McClellan; Mrs. John
Lively, McFlmmville. Tenn.; Mrs.
ohn Dunn. Cumberland Furnace,
enn.: Mr. John Dun, Cumberland
The collision occurred about 8
'clock and was between passenger
train No. 4. westbound. and fast
freight No. 51. en route to Nash
ille. The wreckage at once caught
tre. The baggage, mail, express
Lnd smoking cars of the passenger
train and several of the freight cars
were burned. But one bag of mail
was saved. Through the almost su
perhuman strength exerted by the
passengers the three day coaches
nd the Pullman were pushed from
the fire and saved.
It Is the general impression
mong passengers and the trainmen
hat the fault was with the passeng
r crew, as an order to meet at Peg
am had been issued, and the wreck
ccurred west of that station.
DANGERS OF WESTERN CORN.
is Use May be the Cause of Peia
gra In the South.
The Augusta Herald very wisely
ums up the matter of Western corn
nd its results as a food for man
nd beast. The Herald says It is
ot in corn that donger lurks, but
n Western corn. The reason for
his - is clear. Western corn does
ot fully mature before the season
ends. Frost fails upon it before
he ternels are hardened and the
ob is dry.
In this condition it is gathered
and housed or stacked. It then goes
trough a process of fermentation
hich produces the chemical chang
es that convert a healthy food for
an or beast into a subtle poison.
ed to horses It gives .them blind
staggers and thousands of horses
and mules are killed by it every
rear. Eaten by men it produces
Fortunately a simple preventative
ill avoid all risks in this matter.'
hat is to use only Southern grown
orn either for making corn bread
r to feed to the horses. And an
Atlanta case may show that grits
ground in the North should also be
excluded. Let our farmers ponder
his matter. andl raise corn enough
for all our needs. .Pellagra is be
oming entirely too frequent in the
Bengal Tiger a Suicide.
The hunt along the water front
of Marseilles. France. for the Royal
Bengal tigress that escaped from a
steamer in the harbor on Tuesday
came to a dramatic end when the
animal, mortally wounded and with
blood streaming from her head and
fanks, fled from her mob of pur
suers and with enormous bounds
gained the water front. Then she
sprang Into the sea and was drowned.
Players Were Poisoned.
Johnny Dobbs. manager of the
Chattanooga team. says that the
members of his team were poisoned
Wednesday while playing in Augusta.
All the men who drank from a bucket
of water are ill. Two, who did not
drink of the water. escaped. Meek.
the star catcher. is confined to his
bed with a doctor in attendance. It
Is not known bow the poison got
into the water or what was the na
ture of it.
Pitched Ball Proves Fatal.
Charles Pinckney, second baseman
of the Dayton. Ohio. baseball team,
who was hit on the bead witha
pitched ball in Tuesday's game witl
Grand Rapids. died In the hospital
at noon Thursday. He suffereda
fr.cture of te skn1L.
ILL HEALTH THE CAUSE
BANKER, HEA OF UNION TRUS
CO., KILLS HIMSELF.
John W. Castles, One of the Mo
Prominent Men in New Yorl
Outs Hbis Own Throat
John W. Castles. president of th
Union Trust Company. of New Yor
city. capitalized at $1.000.000,
director in other well known cot
porations. and prominent in clu
and social life in New York an
the South. cut his throat from ea
to ear In the Grand Union Hote
Monday afternoon and was fount
dead stretched across a bed. Hq
had been In ill health for some time
and his suicide is ascribed solely tc
a nervous breakdown and not t
His body was discovered about I
o'clock Monday night by his brother
Burton S. Castles. who. having be
come alarmed at Mr. Castle's fa.lure
to return home from the bank, be
gan a search through the hotels of
the city. Arriving at the Grand
Union. at 42d street and Parke ave
nue. he found that Mr. Castles had
registered there under his own name
at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon,
and had gone immedialely to the
room assigned to him on the second
floor. As his body was found cold
indications are that he ended hiA
life soon after closing the door bo.
hind him. The body, dressed only
!n the under garments, was lying
across the bed in the room. while on
a table nearby was a bloody razor.
with which he ended his life. Ex
amination showed that he had sev
ered both the windpipe and the car
told artery, but notwithstanding this
had made his way to the bed before
he expired. The position of the ra
zor leads to the belief that he stood
before a mirror while slashing his
On a dresser near the bed there
was an eight ounce bottle, unlabel
led. but containing a pungent acid.
Whether he had taken any of this
before cutting his throat had not
been ascertained at last reports.
A physician was summoned hastily
after the body was found. snt the
banker was beyond ald. The police
and coroner were then notified and
an investigation begun.
According to his friends. Mr. Cas
tles was broken in health by over
work, and had had litle connection
with the Union Trust Compiany since
assuming the presidency of the in
stitution on January 1. last.
Not long ago Mr. Castles' con
dition became so serious that he was
sent to a sanitarium at Kerhonkson.
N. Y.. in Ulster county, where he
remained for three months under
Mr. Castles' widow and two chil
dren are in the Adirondacks. She
was notified of her husband's death.
Coming originally from the South.
where he was well known in Texas
and Louisiana. Mr. Castles moved to
New Yrok to assume the presidency
of the Guaranty Trust Company sev
eral years ago. But in the latter
part of last year he resigned this
position and on the opening of the
new year stepped in as head of the
Union Trust Company.
In the search for tue despondent
banker, his brother was accompanied
by Eli B. Springs. a director of the
Charlotte. N. C.. Electric Railway.
LUght and Power Company, and a
lifelong friend of the Castles. After
the finding of the body they looked
in vain for a note or letter explain
ing his suicide.
Mr. Castles had large intr-i-ests in
Texas, and was at one time presi
dent of the Hibernia Trust Company.
of New Orleans. Besides being pres
ident of the Union Trust Company.
Mr. Castles was a director of the
Central Park, North and East River
Railroad Company: the Central of
Georgia Railway Company; the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Com
pany: the Hanover National Bank.
of New York; the Maryland Trust
Company, of Baltimore, and tbae
Morristown. N. J.. Trust Company.
He was United States trustee for
the Northern Assurance Company,
Uimited. of London.
(AUSED BY" DROUGHT.
There Are a Large Number of Mad
Dodgs in the State.
The Columbia Record says the
Pasteur treatment for rabies is being
administered 'to eight patients at
the State biological laboratory. Dr.
P. A. Coward, director, stated that
in his opinion the unusually large
number of cases or rabies this sum
mer had been due to the prolonged
drought. Dogs and other animalh
infected with the germ in the incu
bation period were forced to roan
around in search of water. This
together with the intense heat, pro
duced a high tension of the nervou:
system and caused the disease to de
velop when it otherwiseimight hav"
lain dormant. All during the 1st
ter' part of the month of August h<
averaged one examination a day foi
rabies. besides examinations o
sputum and foetus. diphtheria swabs
Eaten by Wild Animals.
William Johns. an American nat
uralist, and R. Gentruch. a Swed'
are believed to have t'$en attacke1
and devoured by wil! animals i
Costa Rica. according to a cable
gram just received. Soon after th
two men. who were exploring tb
island disappeared, a search wa
made for them and the hat and r
fie of one of them was found nea
newly made t-acks of 'ild anm
TELLS FARMERS TO HOLD
T A SHORT CROP PUTS THEM IN
COMMAND OF SITUATION
,0 use of it by Putting Oatton fn the
e There is no reasonable probability
t of a large cotton crop this year.
The ever increasing demand for raw
cotton must be met. Spinners must
have cotton. The supply being cur
'tailed, as it undoubtedly will be by
rithis year's shortage, the increased
spindles of the world creates an in
creased demand, which means log
ically high prices for the South's
great staple. It is up to the cotton
growers of the South to seize this
opportunity to reap the golden har
vest that invites them to put in the
sickle. There should be no bar
gain-counter sales for cotton this
I urge every farmer to ware
house his cotton, borrow money on
his ware house receipts and pay off
his indebtedness. Money is plenti
ful and there is no need for him to
rush his cotton on the market and
glut it during September. October,
November and December. as he has
so oftenedone In the past. If no
ware house is near him it will pay
him to ship cotton to the one the
nearest at band. Our farmers
should this fall make a supreme ef
fort to market their cotton gradual
ly, and only at remunerative prices. I
Already the spinners are counting i
on buying their supply of cotton I
during the first few months of the j
cotton marlietiag season. as they I
did last year. and as they have done I
for many years. They expect the I
bulk of the cotton to be thrown on I
the market in three or four months
the beginning of the selling season. I
This they hope farmers will do, so q
as to depress the price.
Now, brother farmers, let's view a
the situation from a business stand- I
point. You have been told for a j
long time that supply and demand a
was the only thing that ftgbred In t
the pricing of the staple. I want e
to sy to you that the demand is .J
now much greater than the supply. t
So it Is evident that you have the 1
situation in your handa, We cannot ;
make this year. according to the best t
estimates, more than eleven and a x
half million bales, and this means a
starvation crop.- c
Statements from Cotton and Cot- I
ton Oil New., of Dallas. Texas, are t
to the effect that the boll weevil has t
devastated the fields of two States, a
that Louisiana and Mississippi are t
suffering from pests and that reports
received at the Government bureau 0
of entomology at Dallas from the I
"boll weevil areas" of Mississippi t
and Louisiana show that an average I
of 90 per cent of the cotton boll '
squares are infested at present with a
In the Baton Rouge neighborhood
Dr. Hunter. who is in charge of the
Southern field crop investigation. ~
says that 95 per cent of the squares
are infested, while in the vicinity
of Natchez, Miss., 90 per cent is a
fair figure. This, Dr. Hunter says,
is as bad as the worst years of the a
weevil ravages in Texas. In all t
sections of the Mississippi bottoms, e
where the weevil is at wdrk, Dr.
Hunter has establishe~'i substations, t:
and It from these that the reports ~
mentioned above came. Regarding i
the condition In Texas, at the present ~
time, D. Hunter said:
"West of a line connecting Weath- ,
erford and Austin. the dry weather
has had the effect of practically re- t
ducing the damage incident to the E
boll weevil to nothing. Through the
central portion - of the State the ~
damage is considerably less than it
was last year. But at the same time
this report must not be considered
as meaning that the cotton crop*
will be better, for it will not. In
the same proportion that the dry
weather has affected the boll weevil.
It has also affected the cotton
Texas is the. hope of the past.
Not in the recollection of the oldestI
Inhabitants has the blighting effect
of a hot wind of the first three days
of last week been paralleled. That
spell has cost the South fully half
million bales of cotton. It is the
worst spotted crop, too, within the
recollection of the earliest settler.
The damage to the crop 'n the South
west, and especially Texas, is little
short of a disaster, and cotton should
be selling for a high price.
I know some farmers have sola
their cotton for future delivery, and
they 'still deliver it just as fast
as they can. Just think for a mo
meat what such a man has done.
He has furnished ammunition to the
enemy to shoot him with. He Is
killing the goose that has laid the
golden egg. And the man who sells
his cotton this way is one of the
worst cotton bears on the market.
Of course, such men will 'be glad~
for cotton not to go higher tha'n they
have sold. So do not be scared vh'n
-you see them delivering tlieir
ton. It will soon be out of your
way. Let our cotton grow-s use
good judgment. sell whenever the
price will justify, and not oefore.
The holders of spot cotton have the
.opportunity of their lives. I watnt
to urge you to ware house yo'zr cot
ton, borrow money on your ware
house receipt, pay off your debts
-and market the cotton, as the world
.needs it. and our country will be
: The deterioration of the crop in
- all of the States is of such a na
eture that it is now too late for it
e to recuperate and make anything like
a full crop, no raatter how favorable
-the seasons may be from now on. So:
rrealze you have the situation Ln
your own hands. I want to urge
A FILTHY PRISON
Awful Cndinis the te Pe-t=tas*
More Than ree HUndred Prisoners
Are Saffering From Tuberculosis
and More Than Seventy-nine CeUs
Are Now Oceupied by Prisoners
Showing Advanced Statges.
Conditions at the western peniten
tiary of Pennsylvania at Allegheny
have been found so distressing and
so intolerable as to require the im
mediate removal of all Federal pris
oners whose transfer is practicable
and to demand the most serious con
sideration of the proper public
authorities. This Is disclosed in
the report ot C. IL McGlamon. of
the department of prison.and prison
era, to the attorney general.
At the direction of the attorney
general, Wade Ellis, acting head of
the Department of Jstice. made
known the result of the investiga-,
ion which Mr. McGlasson conduct
.d following the reports published
by tlae newspapers several weeks
ago. criticising the condition at the
"The population on the 1st of this
nonth was 1.301." says Mr. Ellis In
ils statement. "Of this number more
han half are at all times idle, and
nore than half are confned two in
L cell. The cell* are unusually small
knd the cots take almost the entire
ength of each, the room for mov
ng about being a space eight feet
ong and eighteen inches wide.
7here are more than three hundred
irisoners suffering from tuberculosis.
nd seventy-nine cells are now oo
,pted by those showing advanced
tages of this disease. The prison
3 filled with vermin of all kinds,
athough the jof1icfals .are making
Z effort to eradicate them. An un
Zually large number of the prison
re are of the lowest possible char
=oter, mentally and morally, and
here is but one general mess pro
ided for all. Almost universal com
laint is made about the quality of
he food served. especially the
"The attorney general does not. of
ourse. assume that these unfortu
ate conditions are known either
) the Governor of Pennsylvania. or
) other authorities having Immedi
to control of penal institutions in
hat State." continued ..Mr. Ellis.
There are twenty-one.Federal pris
ners confined at the western peni
entiary 'of Pennsylvania. All of
lese who can be Immediately trans
eMed, except those wlgose terms
Pill shortly expire, will be removed
t once to Atlanta er Leavenworth.*
RU'NNIG DUEL IN STREET.
'agitives and Policemen Exchange|
Shots-Two Hats Are Piered
A dispatch from Newport, Ky.,
ays a running duel between fugi
ives and a policeman created wild
scitement there a few days ago.
Detective Jeff'Norton called at|
de hotel to arrest R. W. Leroy and
saac Brewer on the -charge of de-|
sining fourteen-year-~2ld Florence
~ray. The men fiad alter Leroy|
ad fired three shots from a re
One bullet grazed the head at De
ective Jeff Morton. Another pierc
d the hats of Tony Gastright and
ames Taylor. spectators. Another.,
lipped the ear of Chris Albert, the~
A policeman joined in the pur
uit. and a running battle ensued for
Mrs. Geo. Bramer. of Methuen.
(ass., has received word from attor
teys in the Cilly Isliands that R. J.
tibstock, a man whom she and her
naother befriended In Bermuda. had
villed her about 51.000.000 In rail
oad stocks and bonds. When Mrs.
3ramer met ~~ Ribstock In Bermnu
Ia, she the:n was unmarried and
rith her mother did many little
tindnesses for him in his old age.
le was eighty at the time.
Was an Old Man.
Isaac Brock. who died in Waco.
rexas. Saturday. was said to have
een 121 years old. Basis for this
:lalm rested on a record in the old
Brock family Bible.
ad oats: for corn, flour and bacon
are now very high. They can be
raised for much less than half the
cost at which farmers are buying
today. and we have every reason to
believe they will be higher another
Let us begin now to diversfy our
crops for 1910. Make home self
supporting and self-sustaining, and
our country will grow rich. I want
to urge upon every farmer to study
the conditions of the cotton crop in
all the cotton belt States, and I am
sure he will not dump his cotton on
the market as he has done in the
Just a word about cotton seed.
Remember the supply this year will
be short and the 'demand great for
cotton 3ee4 products. When you
sell your seed. be sure to make ar
rangements for the pric of meal
and hulls. or you will be caught in
a trap. You probably have used
good judgment in growing your
crop. and it behooves you now to
use better judgment in selling.
Ex-President State Farmers' Unlion.
FidiG TO DUAli
Salguninzay Dud of Sisters-4z.-l in C
cago Apricat Hos
BOTH DIE IN STRUGGLE
Mzr. Julia Trlpp and Mrs. Jacob
Silvers Perish in Hand-to-han.
Combat With Pistol and Knife.
They Lived in the Same House and
Had Frequently Quarrels.
Mrs. Julia Tripp and her sister
in-law. Mrs. Jacob Silvers of New
York. are both dead as the result of
a pistol and knife duel between the
two women in Mrs. Tripp's apart
ments at Fifty-sixth street and Prai
rie avenue. a fashionable residence
district of Chicago. It is said Mrs.
Silvers' husbsnd left her about three
months ago because of her peculiar
actions. Mrs. Tripp was the wtfe .4
a superintendent of a manufacturing
arm of Chicago.
There were ten Iullet wounds and
ene cut on the body of Mrs. Tripp.
Mrs. Silvers had a bullet wound In
the chest and several knife slash
es. Only one revolver was found in
the apartments, ibut eignt empty
shells indicating that' the revolver
was emptied and relo-id: oe-ring the
struggle. The furnishlags o f the
apartments were in disorder and in
every room there wara evidencs of
a desperate struggle.
Mrs. Tripp was ful'y dressed but
Mrs. Silver was in her ua-eurmozhing.
Mrs. Silver had been ataying na the
Tripp home for about a mouth. and
the two women are said to have had
frequent quarrels principally over
the division of household duties.
One strange feature of the case
s that no one heard any shots. The
appeals for help were heard, but
no one made any attempt to enter
the apartments until after the police
had been called.
Shortly after 3- o'clock In the
afternoon Mrs. Tripp appeared in the
Aallway in the front of her apart
ment screaming for help.
"I am being murdered in here!"
At almost the same time a woman
In a blood streaked night gown was
seen at the rear entrance of the
apartment by the janitor. "Come
quick and save me." she cried. "I
am being killed."
When the apartment was entered
blood was found on the parlor cur
tain. and several pictures had been
broken and chairs overturned. In
a bed room off the parlor Mrs.
Tripp was found lying on the floor
fully dressed. Her face and waist
were covered with blood and a pool
had formed beneath her. She was
Separated from this bed rom by
orters was another room. Mrs.
ilvers lay on the bed in this room
und her night gown and the bed
lothfs -were covered with ,blood.
lood was gushing from a deep cut,
n her forehead. She was uncon
ebsus and died later.
At Mrs. Silvers' right side was a -
evolver and on the ffoor were a
umber of empty shells. Search of
he rooms failed to disclose the knife
with which the cuts had been made.
- BITTEN BY DEADLY SNAKE.
Pevented Serious Consequences by
At Anderson Miss Ramelle Nichol
on was bitten on the right wrist
by what is suppose dto have been
a highland moedasin. The snake
lung to the wound; seemed to be
uable to free Itself, and the child
as unable to shake it off. Finally
he plared her foot on the tall of
he reptile and literally' tore the
fangs from the wound In her arm.
A physician was summoned and ar
rved within less than half an hour.
e prescribed some medicine for the
ite and the next day the child went
o school as usual. little the worse
for her experience. The girl had
one into the garden and was pick
ng beans when the snake struck her.
Ai soon as possible she wiped the
surface of the wound with her dress.
sucked out the poison. and It Is very
probable that because of this the
bite did not prove more serious.*
SHARKS AND TI'RTLES.
Passengers on Steamer Had Great
A dispatch from New York says
there is no coraroversy between Capt.
Tarnow and the passengers of the
Atlas Line steamer Siberia over who
irst saw a number of sleeping turtles
and a school of sharks off Capt Hat
teras a few days ago. The twenty
pas-ngers and the offieers saw them
at the same irnstant, according to all
reports. and some crack revolver
shots tried to do damage to the un
exepteed visitors. Although. about
ifty shots were fired at both turtles
and shark. there is no report of any
mortality. Some of the passengers
are certain that a 15-foot shark that
came within fifty feet of the steam
er was hit, although he showed no
signs of distress and easily got away
from the steamer when he gave him
self the jingle bell.
Want -White to Leare.
Piacarding the neighborhood with
warnings that unless the three white
mn who last week located in the
strictly -;egro town of Taft. Okla..
left town immediately, death would
he thezir puxnishmenlt. negroes Fri
day night dynamited the store of
one of the whites. The white mer
chants doclare that they wll remain.
Fnther toue is expected. *
S-IE A BIG 9ULd
LARGE TUSSAC PLANT CAPTUlR
ED IN SOUTH EDISTO SWAMP.
This is the Eighth Still That Has
Been Captured in a Year by the
A dispatch sars another of the
"big stills' of the South Edisto river
swamp is in the Aiken jail yard.
having been carried there by Of
ficers Samuels. Cato and Holley
The still was a large one, the
capacity being about 120 gallons of
Mr. Samuels received information
a few days ago that Kinney Mon
day. a white man, was in the bral
ness. The information was based, it
is said, on Monday carrying msolas
ses from the Windsor depot. Sub
sequently Constables Samuels, Cato
and Holley left Wednesday armed
with search warrants for Monday's
house, which was searched.
Nothing but empty Jugs and bot
ties were found. These had the fa
miliar smell. but the "tussac" was
nowherq to be found. A search of
the premises not revealing any whis
key. it was continued into the ad
A path from the house was fol
lowed into the swamp, and a short
distance from the house the still
was found, still stemming after a big
"stilling bee" had taken place.
The big basin and the worm was
loaded on the. buggy, while six fer
menters and a "fiaek" stand were
demolished. It is said that this still
is one of the most famous of the
Edisto swamp, having. It is alleged,
been in operation for 20 years.
The distilled goods could not be
located, but all appurtenances were
destroyed. This still was found at
a point that has not been raided with
in a year, 16 miles from Alken, near
Pine Log bridge. Monday raised
quite a fuss about the oficers'
searching his house, but made no
This is the eighth still that has
been captured within a year's time
by the Aiken county offcers. Aiken
is to be congratulated upon having
the diligent dispensary officers that
she has, as they are a terror to the
blind tiger element, and by their
good works the violations of the law
are kept within a small sphere.
29 IVES lOST AT SEA.
Graphic Story of Marine Disaster
A graphic story of a marine dis
aster, which cost the lives of z 9
persons. when the steamer Nicholas
Castania. en route from Havana to
Cienfuegos, foundered off the coast
of the Isle of Pines on the night of
August 23. last, reached Mobile a
few days ago.: Meagre news of the
lisaster was given by the Associated
Press August 31.
The crew numbered twenty-seven
offcers and sailors. Eighteen human
bodies have been recovered. The
missing eleven are beliedv~ to have
become the victims of sharks. All
the bodies recovered were in a ter
rible decomposed state and Identifi
eation was impossible.
A government commission, after
examination, reported that the im
mediate cause of the wreck was t~he
simultaneous explosion of the steam
er's battery of boilers, combined with
a vIolent concusion of the steamer
on the rocks, whither she had been
thrown by the gale and tidal wave.
The crew and passenger list of
the Nicholas Castania shows no
names of women, but among the per
sonal effects which showed the wear
and tear of use were a number of
feminine articles of wearing apparel
and children's shoes.*
WANTS NEGROES TO VOTE.
Taft Criticises Law Debarring Them
President Taft has squarely and
unequivically placed himself on rec
ord. in a letter to a Washington
newspaper as being opposed to suf
frage restriction as being manifestly
intended to discriminate against the
negro race. In answer to a letter
asking his opinion concerning the
franchise amendment to the Mary
land constitution which is proposed
by the Democratic party in Marylandi
the president says: "It Is deliberate
ly drawn to impose educational and
othe'r gialilacations for the suffrage
upon negroes and to exempt every
body else from such qualifications.
This Is gross injustice and is a vio
lation of the spirit of the 15th amend
ment. It ought to be voted down by
every one, whether Democrat or Re
publican, who is in favor of a square
Judge .in Shooting Scrape.
At Huntsville. Ala., Judge Betts
and J. IH. Balientine engaged in a
pistol duel on Saturday in the
streets, each receiving a minor
wound. The two men passed heated
words Saturday morning and were
separated by bystanders before blows
were passed. Each armed himself
later and when they met on the
street both drew revolvers and be
gan firing. -emptying their revolvers
at each other at close range.
Where Is Naviland?
Henry Haviland. a former Boston
man. last heard from nearly twenty
five years ago in the vicinity of New
York. is sought by a firm of lawyers
!n Boston as the heir to an estate
left 1n the hands of trustees by Ha"
inaon wa:f wahe: she died in18.