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Emma Rier Sas Preside Taft Was
Lei Astry Elber
TRE WAS JNDING
Between the Uaited States and Can
ada, Because of Bnder in Paper a
Schedle--Bead of Publishers' a
Asacelation Says President's Mis
take Ma, Canse Retnti d
President Taft apparently was led
Into a serious blunder In the closing 9
days of the recent session of congresa
wben he changed his attitude on thea
print paper schedule, according to c
sa open lettor addeessed to the chief I
etetlve and signed by Berman Rid- a
der of New York. president of the c
American Newspaper Publishers' as
Mr. Ridder's letter. written some
time ago. was made public a few S
days ago. following Its indorsement
br the International and Daily Press
inelaton. Mr. Ridder's letter fol
TO the President: S
"The full text of your address at t
Winona. Min.. on the tari bill t
passed just come to hand. With i
the utmost respect we submit tha <
your statement respecting the paper
schedule shows that you couid not <
have correctly read or understood i
what.the print paper paragraph con- ,
tained. as It passed the house of rep- a
"Tou were apparently misled by
deulglning men into-a serious blun
der when. in the closin days of the
tariff conference, they Induced you
to reverse your previous attitude on
print paper. and changed your no
tions of what the Mann committee
remmended and of what the house
of representatives had approved. The
Mann committee, after a 10-months
-tnestigation marked by unusual
thorougn0M. reported that a rate of
U would cover the difference in cost
of vroduction at home and abroad.
-a;" OaJOK9posdo-9 d P
: ed America paper p
against, ther conditions which
the advance by tariff conferences
has since pecpitated.
The fixing of the rate on print
paper at $3.85 per ton. which you
advied. ha decided the Province of
Qaebec to prohibit the exportation
of its pulp wood and many Ameri
can paper =Us must close or move
to Canada to obtain their supplies
of raw materiaL The country is
nOW in a fair way for a trade war
with C"nada. because of your appar
est fanure to read correctly the Mann
mtteea's recommwendations. We
'. are threatened with an industrial dis
turbine which will involve business
trhages with Canada amounting
-"We sincerely trust that you'can
Anknme asehod of rectifying the'
miStake into which you were led.
to do th- tet you can. We know
~thtou .at rely upon others for
er Jnformatom. We feel that
twery ditis is under obliaton to
help you. ^Therefore, we write this
i4tter to you.
* Very respectfully,
WTS EQI7AL SU7FRAmE
Mis Bene Den=est Voices Demmud
- for the Ealioe.
'Women are doing prse~eslly the
samne work as men and they ought
,toi'be allowed the right di suffrage
and ought to have the same privileg
es in every phase of life and thought
that men have."
"Thlswas.the +tannu~t mide Mon
7day by MWas Belle Bennett of Rich
mond. Ky., president of the womens
beard of homne missioms of the Meth
@dist Episcopal church. South, at
Svaimdah. This goes further tlan
as Buennett's demand that Method
1sIitw3omen be given alirights oflaty
The. connate on memorial fram
ea memorito be presented to the
nezt general conferenieof the church
petiining the granting of full rights
bthe laity to the women of the
church. The question of the broad
suing of women's lives through giv
-ta them added responsibilities Is
sauly the most talked about aubject
- before~the mimtn- board.
Explosion of Boiler Plays Havoc in
Seven employss -were kied and
three other persons were severely
hIfured when a boiler at the plant
~of the Grif~n sawmill company, near
-El Dorado. Ark.. exploded late Mon-1
,The ,seam register, It is declar
ed. tailed to Indicate the overpres
sure, the explosion., which could be
heard for sesveral miles, following,
wrecking a large section of the plant.
The dead: Lewis Andrews. War
ten Barnes, John Jeffries. Bdward
Carter. James Petit, unidentined
white mnan,.-- Mekklns. colored.
Mrs. J. C. reed. wifeot the supeor
lntendent of the mil. and two white
mes whose names could not be ascer- t:
tane were injurod.. The latter two p
care bekiered to be fatally hurt. b
Mra. Reed was in her home some t
distance from the mill when the ex- b
plosion occurred, a brick penetrat- u
ing the wall and striking her. b
Shooting at Bot Supper. 5
Saturday night at a hot supper
in the edge of- Walterboro Trottle
Riley shot and fatally wounded
Edward Sheffeld. Both men were col
mred. Sheffeld was drinking and was
seoming with 'a negro. when Riley.
at whose house the hot supper was
given. asked why they were so noisy
ad began to shoor.
--'ba. Pink Chun. vice president isa
ofthe Chinese minister of interior, Ita
has been ordered to retire, owing in
HARGED WITH KILLING THE
MAYOR OF NEWPORT.
J. Sanders and His Brother Ar
rested in Newport, N. C., for A
sassination of Fearless Ofilcls.
At Beaufort. N. C.. the grand jury G
Eonday brought in a bill of murder
gainst S. J. Sanders, who had been
rested for the death of H. Z. New
erry of Newport. N. C., who was
bot to death Saturday night at the
oor of his home there. Judge
ulon ordered the sheriff to summon
00 talesmen in order i get a jury. K
'he case is set for Friday at 10 p:
Sanders is locked in the Carte- c
ounty jail. while his brother, B. 1:
'. Sanders. also is- under arrest. held di
a an accessory. The prisoners were tl
arried to Becufort by Sheriff Han- s<
ock. after a coroner's jury at New- tl
oort bad returned a verdict that u
(ayor Newberry's death resulted p:
rom gunshot wounds indicted by 1
L J. Sanders and that his brother l
ILso was implicated in the shoot- G
The assassination of Maycr New- C:
oerry was the direct outcome. it is I
aid. of the prosecution of "blid Y
iger' cases. The mayor recently r
tad had several persons arrested for .
llegally selling whiskey and four I!
>f the men, including the two San- d
lers brothers, were bound over for Z)
ourt at Beaufort next Monday. It d
s alleged threats have been made f
galnst the mayor's lite and after his j
asation Saturday night suspic
on was directed to the Sanders t
, Great excitement prevailed in New- r
>ort after the tragedy occurred Sat
Irday night Requests for blood- c
1ounds were sent to Tarboro and the u
-Oad In front of the mayor's home S
as roped off in hope that the dogs
night be.able to rearty pick up the s
icent and lead the authorities to the E
Lssassins. The dead mans wife was
11 in bed at the time of the murder a
md his little daughter stood by his
ulde.when he was shot.
Word of the shooting was sent to
Betaufort and County Solicitor Aber
aethy. accompanied by Sheriff Han- C
ock. and a coroner's jury, went to
Newport in. a special train. Upon
Irrival of the train at Newport the i
sanders brothers were arrested and
later the coroner's jury ordered them
[a CincinnatI aud Brought Baca to
Columbia and Bonded.
The State says Denis Weskopt.
president of the Nivisson, Wieskopf
Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. was in<
Columbia.Monday and gave bo.-i for I
$10.000 to appear here a January
to answer to the charge or conspir- I
acy to defraud the State, perjury I
and. bribery. Weiskopf is thi~ head
of the concern which put through
the famous label transaction. He 1
mold the State dispensary twenty-one
million labels, receiving therefor 1
$35'37. The investigating commit- I
tee at that time put In evidence the I
olaim that the State was overcharged 4
about $25.000. ~ It is now stated that.
the attorney general. has ev-idence1
to show that not only were the calcu
lations correct, but that he knows
where every dollar of the graft went
and that Weiskopf's rake:.og was I
Weiskopf was indicted along with I
others on the -harge of conspiracy I
to -defraud the State.. and when ~&e
:11d not appear here at the recent
term of dourt a bench warrant was
!ssued for his arrest. Gov. Ansel I
upon this warrant made requisition
upon Gov. Judson Harmon of Ohio I
for the arrest and delivery of Wels- t
kopf's person to the agents of the
state. Gov. Harmon last week, afterf
careful investigation, honored the .' C
guisition. and Weiskopf became- a
prisoner of the State of South (;aro
- OMARK THRIR GRAV)S,
Eartherner to be Honored Who
Stood by the South.
A special from Alken 'says Mr. c
.K. Henderson Is receiving sub- j
'crlptions for a fund to erect a moua- f
sment to mark the grave of the Rev.
S. P. T. Fields and his w~ife, whose f
emains lie in unmarked graves In
he cemetery of the Methodist church a
n that city. The Rev. Fields was j;
~or many years a resident .of th.. t
:ity. He was in. Alken during the g
'econstruction period. Coming from a
he North at this time. It was but It
iatural to suppose that he would l
tilgn himself wtlh the Republican e
ympathisers. but Instead he stood Ie
lrmly by the side of the white peo- 1
>le and was a leading factor in the
anks of the Southern whites in '76. f:
Cow his remains lie In an unmarked rr
rave. His relatives are poor and j,
mnable to erect monuments to these f,
rood people, and consequently Mr. t<
ienderscn Is endeavoring to raise a ei
ufftcient amount to mark their jr
- RUNXS OITER CORPSE
If a Man Who Had Been Murdercd s3
Short Time Before. '
Near Jelico. Tenn.. Monday morn
ig a Southern railway switch engine '*
mssed over the body of Elbert Gil- s
srt. decapitating it. The crew of D
ao engine believe that Gilbert had
sen murdered and his body plaed
pon the rails only a few mi'nutes j t
store he was struck by the engin".
he engineer, who stopped his on
Iner within 20 feet after passing c
'0!' the body, learned that Gilbert
ss than 30 minutes before had been
nin a heated argumnt with at
ainpanion near where the body was gD
usse o Bot e oor d' the iPe.t
ry with a piece of black ribbon at- of
ehed and on the card these words goa
large letters: ''Gone, never to .r
,AfBpe SCR MMtig
in Ue of Wasingoa Disusin
LABOR CHIEF DEFANT
reat Greeting for Gompers, Who
Has Just Returned From a Trip to
Europe-He Makes a Great Speech,
in Which He Ably Defends the
Freedom of Speech and Press.
The Washington Herald says the
nigns of Labor of that city, after
Lrticipating in one of the most re
arkable demonstrations ever ac
>rded a returning leader on Wednes
Ly of last week. are now awaiting a
Vision of the court of appeals In
ie noted Gompers-Mirchell-Morri
n contempt case and in discussing
te virtual challenge to the courts
.tered by Samuel Gompers on the
atform at Convention hall Wednes
xy night. After speaking of the
bor candidates in Europe. Mr.
-But we are passing through a
'ucial period in our own country.
refer to the instance possibly In
.-r own minds tonight. One of
ie speakers. I believe it was Mr.
e Nedrey. referred to an impend
ig court decision. Well. I was un
er the impression that this was to
e rendered a week ago. but I un
erstand that bereavement in the
imily of one of the honorable
adges delayed it for one week. I
lought that week to have been up
>day. By one of our papers I see
dat probably the decision Is to be
-All I can say, and all any one
an say with becoming dignity and
uderstanding of the gravity of the
ituation and the care with which
ne must use words, Is that I a=
are that nothing I might utter to
Ight would influence in any way a
ecision which probably has alread3
een reached and for the delivery ol
rhich the judges are but awaiting
n opportune moment.
"I have the greatest respect foi
be judiciary of our country. I havy
onhdence in their integrity. no mat
er what their decision may be. I
:now that they are men. niaman be
ngs, and just as liable to err as an
,ther man on earth. and I say this
rith respect not only to the thre
ustices of the district court of ap
eals who have no doubt alreada
eached their decision, but with ref
rence to the judiciary generally.
' I have no hesitency in saying tha
t is my conviction that not only di
Iudge Wright err, but that he wa
orejudiced against the men'who wer
"It has been hinted that highe
ourts may take cogninnce of all .th.
acts in the case and treat It. if s<
esired or deemed proper, in the na
ure or original proceedings, modify
ng the sentences of the lower court
"I do not want to be a hero or
tear-hero; I have no desire to bt
,ombastic or defiant, but I say thi
idvised~y and with knowledge o
he full responsibility it convey.
hat in so far as I am concerned.-ant
.think I also speak for John Mitch
di and Frank Morrison-i believT
he Imposition of a lighter sentenei
i'ill not alter the- case one jot: Eith
ir we have free speech and free pres
n this country--or-we have not. Th<
mposition of a fine of one cent o
mprisonment of one hour for .th<
itterance of a man's conscience an<
alt'. would amount to a denial a
he right of free speech and -free
"I shall not attempt to argue lb<
ase. I content myself with th<
old, plain utterance that the consti
utional guarantee of free speech ani
ree press were put in the constitu
ion for a purpose. It was not neces
ary that we be given this privilege
or the purpose of singing the praisei
si the powers that be. No ma,
ee'ls a constitutional -guarantee it
tussia to sing the praises of thi
"The history of the human rac1
ras full of tyranny and the denla
a the people of the right of erpress
ag by mouth or In press their opin
ans. When our people establish
d a government ~they remembered
bese and reeslled that thec - has
mitted this vital question in fram
ag our constitution. Therefore, the
.rst amendment to that instrumeni
*as that guaranteeing the right o:
reedom of speech and press.
"That means something. We d'
ot need this right to please thosm
z authority, those entrusted for the
Lie being with the authority of
overnmnent. It was guaranteed thai
men might feel free to say thinga
tat displeased, and demand for re.
->rm coiihg from the people is gen
rally always distasteful to those
atrusted with governmental author
"We do not want to be Immune
"om responsibility for our state
ents and if that has been said which
treason or libelous, then try us
>r what we have said, but we deny
king or to court the right to
ajoin us -in advance from express
g the views we have.
"Whether the court of appeals
hal sustain the appeal or whether it
mall no: will make a vast difference.
our contention is maintained, we
all have fought over again and
,all have--to use an Americanism
inched' the right of free speech
ad free press for all time.
"Should the court take a different
ow and sustain even in part the
utence of Judge Wright-it does
>t make any difference whether the
utenoe is for t'welve months, nine
onths, siz months or three minutes.
o inutes or one minute--the
~ht must go on until freedom of
eech and press is obtained. ;'e
aniot stop it if we wanted to--and
do not want to step.
'I am 3n optimist, and out of
Is attempt to seal the lips of! the
mn of labor I beleve will come
od. I see a silver lining to the
uds and a bright star of hope in
a heavens, and I see ultimately
spirit of humanity. Justice and
Sbrotherhood of man in the minds
i hearts of the people of this coun
.Like Jefferson. I am willing
trust the people, and I have hopes
their final triumph. We have
te too far in the march of human
5gress for any set of men to arive
SOUTH SHOULD UNTE
AND WORK FOR HIGHER COTTON I
PRICES THIS SEASON.
The Unwisdom of Forcing Down I
Pike of Cotton Shown and Scheme
of English Spinners Exposed.
In discussing the cotton situation
the Manufacturers' Record says un
less all resources of information in
regard to the cotton crop are thor- I
oughly unreliable, the yield this year 4
will be very short. Considering the I
rapid increase in the world's con- I
sumption of cotton even during such I
a period of depression as that of 1
1907-1909. it may be accepted &- I
most without question that with the
wonderful prosperity which is now
coming upon this country and. which
from this country will spread more
or less to all other lands there will
be a very great increase in the con
sumption of cotton goods.
The very general claim made by
mill owners that higher pric'es wits
lessen consumption may prove a fal
lacy. Last year it was very dificult
to And a market for 15.000.000 tons
of pig iron when iron was selling on
the basis of $10 to $11 in Birming
barn. Now the market Is consuming
pig Iron at the rate of 30.000.000
tons, though prices are on the basis
of $15 at Birmingham.
With double the porduction of last
year now going on. with prices at
an advance of about 33 per cent,
buyers are eager for iron which last
year they were unwilling to accept
at the lower prices and while produc
tion was just about one-half of what
it is now. It is. therefore. -not al
together safe for spinners to count
on a reduced demand for cotton
goods by reason of higher prices of
the raw material. If general busic
ness revives commensurate with th6
revival in the iron trade. and it'
seems that this Is absolutely certain,
then the world will be ready to con
sume all the cotton goods that can
be produced out of this year's crop.
even though prices for the raw ma
terial should rule higher than at
The English spinners, as usual, are
playing a very shrewd game. Some
years ago allending cotton manufac
turer in the South wrote to the
Manufacturers' Record that he was
opposed to any invitation being ex
tended the spinners of England, to
visit this country, because. said he.
they are the ablest merchants in the
world.and he was opposed to their
gaining by personal study any kinowl
edge of the cotton conditions in the
South. He did not want them as
competitors to any greater txtent
tlhan they then were, and he was
afraid that a visit to the South would
enlarge their knowledge of cotton
production and cotton manufacture in
The English spinners, however, are
shrewd enough to thoroughly under
stand these conditions without a per
sonal Investigation. -They and the
spinners of the Continent' are mak
ing a great outcry at present about
the high price of cotton and are en
deavoring to Induce the cotton spin
ners of the world to curtail produc
tion in order to force down the mar
ket for the raw cotton, or to force
up the market for cotton goods; but.
while doing this, they are vigorously
at work buying cotton as rapidly
as It can be had. American mills, on
the other hand. are limiting their
purchases, hoping to secure lower
Considering the decrease In the
yield. prices which ordinarily might
be counted as good, would this year
be disastrous to Southern farmers as
a whole. In some States, especially
the Carolinas and Georgia, the crop
is fairly lairge and the growers In,
these sectiores will be enriched by the
high prices due to the shortage in
the Soutwrest. Taking the situation
as a whole, however, it ought to be
the aim of cotton mill people of the
South. as well as of every business
man ia this section. to do all in their
power to secure for the benefit of the
South a high range of prices.
The policy which would attempt to
force down the price of the raw sta
pie lis unwise from. every point of
view. So important Is cotton in the
trade relations of this country and
in our financial relatinos with Europe
that every industry in the country is
benefitted by the prosperity which
flows from the pros-perity of cotton
-growers: while many .industrice
would be greatly hampdred and their
prosperity curtailed by .low prices
for cotton. The South has a practi
cal monopoly of cotton.
Nature has forced upon this seo
tion this year avery short crop. It
is the South opportunity, if not Its
duty, to uite in securing the ut
most benetfi of this monopoly and
compel the world to pay a price com
mensurate with the world's needs
for cotton -goods and with the short
age In the crop. The cotton mill
owner in the South who~taes any
other view of the situation tis dealing
with the problem from a narrow
point of view. rather than from that
of the best interest of all the peo
ple of the whole South.
SIGNAL SEEN TOO LATE
And Ee Was Crushed to Death
Under Engin Wheels.
John Larber. an engineer. on the
Erie and Jersey railroad, was killed
at Goshen a few days ago by a train
while making an effort to signal the
Whether Larber had been assault
ed by some enemy in the darkness
or had been struck and severely in
jured by ane'ther train Is not known.
but when a train on the Montgomery 1
branch of the Erie was near-ng Gosh
en. its 'engineer was startled to see,
a man partly rise from the track just
ahead and signal him to stop. Every
effort was made to stop the train.~
but It was too late, and thc. loco-ti
motive crushed Larber to death.
Will Hang for Murder.
At La Grange. Ga.. Dr. J. M. Elli'nt Ia
of Macon will be executed next Fri
day for the killing of George L. ff
Pelvers. a hotel man. unless Gov ce
Brown Interferes. i he prison com
mission has sefused to upset the ver- It
dict of the courts. From Chatra- I<
nooga, the old home of the Ellio-'.9. F
a strong petition ws prs. -1 to .h
ORIGIN OF PELLARA
)R. WATSON SAYS IT IS CAUSED
BY EATING MEAL MADE
ruom Fermented Corn, From Which
Can De Developed a Toxin as
.u ily as Strychnine.
Dr. J. J. Watson, of Columbia, who
ras one of the first physicians in this
ountry to awaken to the grave im
>ortance of pellagra. and who has be
:ome widely known as an authority
>n the subject through his studies
iere and In Europe and his writings.
ias returned from St. Louis. where
ie lectured on the disease, by espee
al invitation, to the Mississippi Val
ey Medical association, and exhibited
o the convention a characteristic
mellagrin. littl Loddle Cato. of Mo
Dr. Watson told the 200 physi
:ians present that he regards pellagra
as a most formidable ill. Unless
:hecked. he says, it will be second
anly to tuberculosis. le has studied
its effects in America and Italy.
hat this new. mysterious disease
which is causing a government in
vestigation all ever the country, ex
sts in St. Louis and wherever per
ions eat meal made from fermented
"With the extract of fermented
corn I can develop a toxin as virulent
as strychnine.' he said. "A few
drops of it will kill a Belgian hare
or guinea pig in two minutes. Corn
is one of the grandest and best cer
ea?" Cod makes for man, but when
it Is fermented It is a deadly poison
to man and beast. Unless we quit
harvesting our corn in August. when
it is green. and allow it to matre
before cutting it. pellagra is bound
to exist. It is growing steadily and
numbering more victims.
"This lad." pointing to Loddie Ca
to. "was born of healthy parents.
His father was a miller. The par
ents ate only the good corn. The
children played around the mill at
Monetta. S. C.. and ate the meal that
came from lthe hoppers. Much of
it was ground from fermented. green
corn. First a boy of live caught the
dtsease. then his sister of four.
This 'uoy was two yrars old, and, as
his sister nursed him. he learned to
eat the cornmeal, too. His brother
and sister are dead; claimed by pel
'Pellagra abounds most where fer
mented or grossly adulterated food
is eaten. There are more than SO
cases in the State Hospital at Peoria.
Ill. Fourteen cases recently were
found among hospital patients in
Cook county. Governor Deneen Is
assisting the government inspectors
in maklisg an Investigation."
The disease, most prevalent in
North and South Carolina. GeorgIa.
Alabama. Tennessee and other South
ern States where cornmeal is a great
article of diet, existed there 30 or
30 years ebfore being properly diag*
nosed. Two cases were reported in
New York and Massausetts in
It was In 1907 that Southern phy
sicians gained a working knowledge
of pellagra and diagnosed it properly.
Dr. Watson is one of the pioneers.
He made observations on patients
and animals. Dr Lavinder came
South and joined in the, researches.
Dr. Watson went to Italy, the home
of pellagra. to study it more Inti
Pellagra was first recognized in
Spain In 1735. when it was calledl
mal 8e rosa. It appeared In Italy
in 1750. and the peasants styled it
pell aga. In 1810 Marzari called sto
tention to the relation between maize
and peilagra. and In 1844 Balardin4
frst suggested 'the disease might be
due to the indigestion of disease
corn.' which view has been conflrmed
and upheld by Lomnbrosc.
The disease ls prevalent in Ron.
mania and Italy; In the latter thiere
are more than 10.000 cases. 10 per
cent of whom are mentally afficted.
Rounmania has 30.00 0 cases. The
disease prevails in Spain ano Upper
Egypt, and numerous cases are re.
ported yn Austria. Serria, Bulgaria,
Africa. Mexico. South America. and
lately the United States.
BOBS UP AFTER FUNERAL.
Gves t'ndertaker Who Buried Him
The body of a man, who was iden
ti~ed by his brother as Harry Wil
trams of Bristol. Conn., was taken
from the Naugatuck river last
Wednesday. and buried in the prees
ence of his mourning friends.
Sunday Williams appeared in Nan
gatuck. unaware that he had been
offcially crossed off the voting list.
and grinned at what. he tnought was
a new joke. Friends insisted that he
was dead and referred him to the
undertaker for proof. When the un
dertaker saw him approaching, he
"Great Scott! The last time I
saw that man was when I nailed the
id en his coffn!"
Williams said he had been to New
York attending the Hudson-Fulton
STRUCK BY ENGINE.
L. F. Dora, of t'arksville, Has
Tragic End on Track.
Mr. L. F. Dern. of Parksville, was
truck by an engine at Trenton
'usday earning and Instantly kill
Mr. Dorn bad just left the traitn
rem Augaista and was watching this
rain as it pulled Out from the au.
Ion, standing near the track on
rhich the Edgefield train wa oper
ting, and while facing the outgo
Dg Coumbia tra-:
The tender of the engine on the.
3dgefield track which was backing.
truck him in the rear on the shoul
er and as he fell he roceived anoth
r stroke from the boards. causing
Mr. Dorn was one of the most use
'1 and prominent citizens of the
aunty. high up in the coneils of
me Baptist church, one of the trus-'
mes of Furman U'ni vrsity and the '
mal manager of the Twin City
ower Company. Hlis tragle death<
Of Going to the North Pole Camrmed by
COOK IS NO SWINDLER
Rasmussen, the Dns-EskiUmo Ex
plorer, Has Talked to Many Es
kizos and They All Testify as to
the Movements of Dr. Cook as
Told Them by His Companions.
A dispatch from Copenhagen says
the Greenland steamer Godthaab. In
command of Capt. Schobeye. has ar
rived there. Capt. Schobeye reports
that Knud Rasmussen. the explorer.
who is now in Greenland. after ex
amining 35 Cape York Eskimos who
had seen Dr. Cook's Eskimo !om
panions. is quite convinced that Dr.
Cook reached the pole.
He says that Rasmussen is willing
to come to the United States with
the two Eseimos. Itukashoo and
Abelah. who were Dr. Cook's sole
compar.ions in the latter part of his
expedition. Rasmussen. however.
the captain states, had not himself
seen I'tukashoo or Abelah. who are
The steamer brought a letter from
Rasmussen to his wife at Copenha
gen in which he confirms what Is
said above and gives details of his
talks with the Eskimos.
The letter Is quite long and goes
into deai. and ends by saying
the Eskimos think that Cook reached
the goal. an that he. during' the
voyage, showed great nerve and ener
They are at the same time very
proud of 1-took-a-shoo and Ab-pe
lab as it is their conviction that Coolk
would never have reached the goal
without them. The above facti
must be looked upon as strong con
firmation for Cook. Rasmussen say3
personally he wants to express bis
unreserved admiration for Dr. Cook
who, he says, can calL a swindle.
Rasmussen Is half Eskimo. Hi
has made extensive researches intc
their ethnology. Rasmussen was s
member of the Danish literary ex
DedItion. whih left Copenhagen ear
ly !n 1902 and spent two yearn
among the surviving tribes of Eski
mos for the purpose of studying theh
In August. -1906. Rasmussen lef
Copenhagen for- Greenland. intend
Ing to be gone six years to completi
his researches into the ethnologica
and social habits of the Eskimos
the tour as originally planned to cov
er the entire north coast of Nort1
America as far as Alaska.
For this work Rasmussen is pre
enliarly fitted, as he is part Eskim
himself. His mother - Is a Sout:
Greenland Eskimo. His father I
Christian Rasmussen, a Danish cle:
gyman. who spent over twenty year
as a missionary among the natives c
Southwest Greenlabd. The result
of his early asocia-ton with hi
kinsfolk, supplemented by his mor
mature studies ..of 19e2 and 1902
were published -in Danish under tb
title of "The New People" and "Th
Lash .of the North Wind."
A FUGITIVE CAUGHT.
A Murderer, Wanted in Chester, Au
fested &' New York.
A special disp'atch from New Yor:
to The News and Courier says Chal
mers Barber, a young colored mar
for whom an alarm was sent ou
last August from Landsford, nea
Chester, S. C., for the shooting an
illing of a man named Collin
Judge, on August 25. was arreste
at Houston street ~and Broadwa
Wednesday afternoon by Headqual
ters Detectives Conroy and Mc~lhagm
Barber is 19 years old and says h
has been living at 55 East 132
street. He had obtained a job a
messenger for a Broadway hat storE
The prisoner was locked up at po
lice headquarters as a fugitive fror
justle., and Sheriff D. E. Colvin. o
Chester county. South Carolina, we
RAN! INTO SREET CAR
Which was Demolished and Two La
dies Were KIedI.
At Columbus. Ga.. Mrs. W. 0. Mur
cer and Miss Strickland were killel
and another woman was serlosl:
hurt Tuesday by a Central of Geor
gia engine that ran into and demoi
Ished a street car In the railroa<
yards. The motorman and conducto
The crew of the shifting engin4
and the conductor and motorman o
the street car were arrested and plac
ed in jail, later being granted bout
in the sum of $500 each.
Joe Palmer. the railroad eagmar
a? the crossing where the collisiot
occurred, was captured after a live!)
chase by the officers.
Invited to Take Flight.
A dispatch from Savannah. Ga..
<cays an invdtation will be extended
to - President Taft and Governor
Brown of Georgia to make a flight
In an airship while they are thern
Nove'mber 5. Two airships will be
in Savannah for racing purposes at
the Savannah fall festival. It Ile
planned to attach the airships to
each other by rigid bars to give them
louble the lifting power of one and
to guard as' far as possible against
Want Taft Barred.
The West Virginia synod of the
Presby'terian church a few days ago
unanimoufrly adopted a resolution
protesting against the Invitation er
te~nded to President Tatf to address
the Laymnan's Missionary convention
of foreign missions at WVashington
Nov. 11 was based upon the prest
dent's a!!iliation wIth the Uiariacr
Makes FatJ Mistake.
At Bridgeport. Conn., as a result
f eating toadstools by mistake for
aushrooms, Harry Sansone, aged 17,.
led at St. Vincent's hospital Mon-|
lay. He is the third member of the
-- and e
SThe only I
&grt's S1y of &se
Blmere, N. C., Afair.
. s. R s DEMA
Declares Postmists Said That She
Would Pay More Than Others
Mrs. Reed Says Grant Told Her
She Must "Come Acrdss"-Sensa
tional Charges Made.
A dispatch from Asheville. N. C..
says the recent removal of Mrs. Julia
Reed from the Biltmore postofice
has culminated in sensational charg
es and couater-cbarges. with Con
gressman John Grant ~of that dis
trict. figuring prominently In the
melee. -Wednesday it was rumored
on the streers that Mrs. Reed's re
lease from the position of postmis
tress at Biltmore was the result of
charges preferred against her by a
person or persons then unknown and
the rumor grew to a detinite state
ment when Congressman Grant. qnes
tioned by a press representative, ad
mitted that he had filed the charges
which led to Mrs. Reed's removal
from the Biltmore office.
Congressman Grant in a signed
statement given to t1* citizens
Thursday night. declared In sub
stance that Mrs. Reed tried to bribe
him to secure the office for herself
and that this attempt was made ir
the presence of his wife and daugh.
ter. "A few days after the elec
tion." says the Congressman. "Mrs.
Reed came to me at my home* as
Grove street and trIed to exact fronm
me a promise af support which she
tailed to get. but she left letters 01
recoammendation for me to look over,
A few days later she came to m3
home and tried to bribe me in th'
presence of my wife and daughter
saying that It I would have her re
appointed when her commission ex
pied, she would pay me more mone)
than either of the other applicants
and that I might see them and see
what they would pay first. I told
her that neither she nor any on'
else could pay me for my endorse
ment, and when she saw I regente:
what she was saying and turned tt
my daughter and propoeed to pa3
her if she would have me to ap
point him. I again told her tha:
I could not be bribed and my daugh
ter stated that she would have ath
ing to do with the m..tter."
rMrs. Reed said that she wouk
make rno statement until she ha<
seen Congrersman Crant's charges
She declared however that she dk
not attempt to bribe Mr. Grant. ou
-merely offer'd to contribute hei
share to the Republican campalgz
fund and to take stock in the partl
paper at Greensboro. She alleges
that so tar tram offering to bribe
the congressman he told her that
'she would have "to come across foi
the campaign fund, as all the othel
offieeholders had done."
Congressman Grant emphaticall3
denies that he told Mrs. Reed t<
It Is said by Mrs. Reed's friend:
that the facts in the political con
tro~vrsy will be laid betore Presi
IS DYING FROM1 INKRIES
Received on Railroad-Hurt Near
Darien. Ga., Wednesday.
A dispatch from Savannah says Mr.
C. Lee Hines. ot Darien. superinten
dent of the Georgia Coast & Pied
mont Railroad. was carried there
on a special train Thursday morning
and taken to the Park View Sani
trium where he lies at death's door
from injuries received Wednesday
Mr. Hines was traveling to Darien
on a motor ear in company with his
motrman. Harry Owens. whe nthey
ran into a log train fire miles out of
Darien. Mr. Hines' head hit the
end of a log on the train and a great
hole was knocked in his forehead.
through the skull an.! itno the brain.
He also sustamued numerous other
injuries and i' injured internally.
motorman. Harry Owens. when they
The accidenut was due to thre break
ig down of one of the log cars.
which was partiaiUy dersiled. The
engineer of the' train did not kno-r
of the loss ef the car unt'l after he
reached Dorien. JOn arriving there
bs found tbtgr iso was snort some
as and imm'dir~te!y want back to
the scenA. whers the injured men
were found en the ground beside th
rak. Mr. Hines was unconscious1
ad has remaiined so since the acci
4nt. Mot orman Owens was able to
*ei of the accf en:.
And a dirt is usualiy hor own re
Lv-akin-; may not be as fool
i~h as It appar~s to disinterested per
New nets don't catch old birds.
A word to the wise isnt always
Slfcint.. They nssally wat yon to
aking Powder is the
st of time and albor
inimzes flour, butter
ggs and make the
o laae p h
NkIng powder made
ape crem of Tartar
L BE ING
GCVeruur BrW, of Gegrgia, Rdases
Whe urdr a PardiM
EVERY EFFORT FAILED
Dr. Jud Eiott Will be Execated
for Killing George Rivers on a
Street In Lagrange, GA., Governoe
rm Having Refused Him ERV
A dispatch from Atlanta says every
resource that could be resorted to for
clemency has been tried without suc
cess, and Dr. Jud M. Elliott must
pay the penalty for his crime on the
gallows Piday. Governor - Brown
declined to Interfere wtlh the action
of the prison board which refused
clemency. In connection With the
case he gave out the following brief
"in re Jud Elliott, Troup county.
A critical earmination of the evi
dence submitted to the executive of
fice in this case fails to develop any
facts not practically before the jury
and the trial judge. Hence. I can
find no reason for interference with
the sentence of the court" .
A little over a year ago Dr. El
liott shot down in the streets of La
grange. George L. Rvers. a higly
respected. and inoffensive citizen.
Elliott was known to be Insanely
jeatous of his wife and- it was his
plea, which was entirely unsupport
ed by the evidence, that Rivers had
made improper advances to her. El
liott was a comparatively stranger in
Lagrange, having come to that cIty
only a week ot two before the~ kill.
ing to practice veterinary surgery.
He was a native of Chattanooga but
went to Lagrange from'Macon.'where
he bad lived, for some time.
Elliott was ably defended by~eoun
eel, the chief of them being W. D...
McNeill, of Macon. The plea was
made both at the trial and before
the prison board that Elliott was a
sufferer from parano~a, aggravated by
the excessive use of drugs and was
irresponsIble at rhe, time of the kill
Expert tesimony was roduced to
substantiate this claim, but It failed
to satisfy the jury or the .governor.
Elliott has a wife and two daugh
ters. Both his wIfe and his aged
mother, who lives In Chattanooga,
made every ttfort to save his life.
It was not souklht to have him freed,
but to get his sentence commuted
to life imprisonment or to have him
committed to the penitentiary."
SAILS OVER EIFFEL TOWER.
De Lunhet- Handes Wright Aero.
Count De Lambert, the French
aeroplanist. just before dark MondMy.
accomplished -ne of the most re
mnarkable and daring feats yet cerdit
ed to heavier-than-air machines.
Starting from the aerodrame at
Juvisy In a Wright aeroplane. he flew
to Paris. a distance of about 13
zuiles. After manoeuvring over the
city at an average height of 400 feet,
be ascended in gradually diinishv
ing circles and passed several hun
dred feet above the Eiffel tower. He
then returned to Juvisy.
Count De Lambert was given a
tremendous ovation on his return to'
Juvisy. Orville Wright, who was
there with his sister, rushed for
ward and wrung the hands of the
av~ator as he alighted pale but ra
The aviator said that throughout
his trip he had entire control of the
machine. The only inconvenience he
suffered was from the throbbing of
the engines and from difficulty in
seeing towards the end in the gath
pThe officia! time of the flight was
149 minutes, 39 seconds. The dis
tance was roughly estimated at 31
miles and the height varied from 300
toj 1.300 feet.
Frightful Fail of Rain.
A dispatch from Pensacola. Fla.,
says a terrific downpour of rain,
almost equaling a cloudburst, struck
that city early Thursday night, stop
ping street car traffe, putting the
city water works plant out of comn
mission and damaging other prop
Many of the streets were trooded
to a depth of four inches. Accord
ing to the weather bureau. the rain
fall armounted to 4.36 inches in
Registry Fee Inrad
As stated in The Times and Demo
erat sometime ago would be the cae
the poetomce department at Wash
!ngton has directed the sp'ecial at
tention of postmaste' to tb-' receet
>rder of the pcstmaster general fa
Ig the regltrry f."' at so cenrts
~or each piece'. de.etic or foreitga.
nd in.creasing the ;lmit cf indemal
v for losses of ciwlas domee-ic
-egistered mal! to $50, effectve the
!rst of next mo~nth. A~t pruont the