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Castomar Neat Adice Has Bets
TO SEATE AND HOUSE
The Tenor of the Document neasC'
the Z~pubUcans,,. Who Think It,
BeC0Mnendatons Are a SkllUi
('ro" Beceen a lAUmnt (f the
PledgeS and Recom
CongreSs met on last llonday an,
on Tuesday hcard Pesiden.
message read- The !ormality o:
res e - e68e consumd abotl
reading the. M.im
an hour and a half of the tiMe 0
eahhuse. When the CODnelu-IO0
w" reached the house immdia-e1I
adjourned but the senate remain%
ini seeaiofl for some tm
a eecu-e session being beld be
lore that body adjourned
Little fault was found with
Message among the Republicans. h
seemed to agree that it was as
isfactory a document W th
dent could prePa- panre o
sistent with the party's campaig
Pledges- The Democrats appCoV
of the president's efforts to econo
mise but deprecated his suggestiot
that the Monroe doctrine had prac
tiany become obsolete.
oppo; Wtion to the Proposed m
diate 4CO~greSOa 'UVVAsIgation' O
the sugar Imort esu4a!s n tht
New York custom tuse. ad Uke
wine to y further revsion of the
tariff at present absence of a
speciCe recommendation regardI
te Cisis in Nicaragua. and actua
recommendation of legislation to for
bid the issuance of judicial Injunc
tions without notice in labor contrO
versies. and for the establishmeW
of a systen' of postal savings banks
may be considered the most strik
tg features of the Irst annual mes
Sage of President Taft to congres
The N-icaraguan queston. conKser
vatlon of the nation's naturaa re
soures. needed amendments to tIM
anti-trust and terstatO comuerc
acts. and the contempl3ted re*slot
of the federal statutes governina
the organisation of the'armed force'
of the nation In time of war are al
reserved for possible treatment late:
in special messages
7n his mcssge which bulks som'
17,000 words, Mr. Taft reports tht
country to be "In a high state o'
prosperity." and he adds that "thert
is eveCry reason to believe that we
are on a eve of a substantial bull
ness expansion. and we have Jua
garnered a harvest unexampled It
the market value of agriculturel pro
The President expressed entire
confidence that the duty inspoee
upon the executive of enforcing th
maxlmuml rates of the new tariff la'
against nations unduly discriminat
ing against the Uited States wil.
not provoke any tariff war, and h*
favors no further tardif tinkerin$
at least until the new tariff comn
mission has completed its work o:
gtering Information aa to the rela
lve cost of producing dutiable a?
tides in this country and abroad
This task. he espects. will occup)
two or three years.
Projects recommended by tI
presIdent, In addition to those men
toed above, include:
A ship subsidy to encourage Amer
Publicity of political contribtoUr
in elections of members of congress
A higher rate of pcstage on pen
odicals and magazines.
A fund of S50.(000 to aid in sup
pressing the "white slave" traf~c.
A commission to evolve a plan tc
epedite leg'al procedure and mit!
gate the "law's delays."
Construction of an artincial island
and fortinlcationl in the entrance tc
Chpeake bay, two battleships a
one repair ship for the navy anc
the establishment of an extensint
naval base at Pearl Island. Hawaii
A national bureau of health.
Statehood for New Mexico and
Arizona and an appointive governor
and executive council for Alaska.
Civil control of the light house
board and eparation of the national
Celebration In 1913 of the semi
entennial of negro emancipation
and r~imburseemint of the depositon~
of the defunct Freedman's Trust and
Conaolation of the bureau o1
manufacturers and *sttit-c In the
department of commerce and labor.
ApcM'itionl for the remodelling
of the -District of Columbia jall.
Calling attention to the crisis It
Central. American aftairs brought
about by the execution in Nicaragua
of two Americans. the president an
nounces that this government tas
terminated diplomatic relations with
the Zelayan administration in Nica
ragua and intends to take such fur
her step' as mayv be found most
onsistent "with its dignity. its du
ty to American interests and its
moral obligation to Central America
and to civilization."
In opposing any immediate inves
tgation of the New York customs
house sandal the president takes the1
ground that such Investigation
"might. by giving ImmunIty and
otherwise. prove an embarrassment
I securing convictions of the guilty
A proposal submitted by the sec
retary of the treasury that the ex
eutive department for the current
fiscal year. estimated at $73.075.620
-be met by Issuance of Panama
bonds authorized by congress. is ap
pved by the presIdent. H. et
pains that in order to avoid a de
fiit for the ensuing fiscal year. end
in June 30. 1911. estimates hays
hoon 'cut to the bone and instead of
a deficit the're will be a surplus of
SZ5693100. excluding payments on
theePanma canal which arc expect
ed o be taken care of by bonds.
The president records with plea.3
ur the sat. facto-y arrangements
mae y the arbitration of the impo
tan North Americaa Ssberies issue
with Canada and the successful pros
ection of the work of the commis
sio adjusting other boundary is
sues and the lake $sheries. He urg-i
es an international conference to d '
vise measures for the proection o
fur es. He is hopeful of a hap-.
D TRAGEDY RECALLE]
%E(ArbO WAS SENT TO THE PE
FoR TERIBLE CRDIE.
Pin Wora by Lexinaton Man Sal
Twenty-seveu Years Ago Rearne
to His Son.
Twny-.-.'en .:'ars asgo the7 de
and mangled body o W. S. Hoc
was found lyin- on the Richmot
and Danr!ile Ra:road track (no
th.. Southern). !etween thA 110.
towas of Sumnitl and Gilbert Hc
iow. ten ::es fr Lexingtoz.
few days at.erwards. Squire C.ark
a n.-ro. was r.-s'--d. caged w!
having killed Hook. and placing b
oody on the raIlroad :rack to cow
his terrb1t:e crime. For a time t
feeling against the negro ran bIg
and after two trials be was couvk
-d and senteneed to srre the bi
ance of his life In tb' State Pei
tentiary. Clark- is said to have pr
test-d his innocence through thi
and thin. but owing to the fact tb
he bore a bad reput-ation in the co1
munity. coupled with the tact tb
be axrd Hook had had a falling o
a day or two before. It was belier
that he was the gn!Ity party.
Another thia: which work
against the accused was that be a
Hook both r-s'ded at Gilbert H
low, which was only two miles f-.
Summit, and both walked the ra
road on the night in question. Ho
was a barkeeper. and at time. dra
to excess. it is said. and at the til
the negro was tried some of the cl
zens believed that he had mer
layed down upon the track and w,
Clarke did not remain in the Pe
tentlary long, dying about two yei
after being taken there. of consun
tion. When death was staring b
in the face. and when he knew th4
was no possible tscape. he is said
hav. denied any knowledge of I
killing of the whit man.
Four or five w-.-k- ago a let
:ame to Summit. addressed to
W. & Hook. T.e postmistress. N1
3healy. the mother of Clerk of
Court Frank W. Shealy. of Lex
!on. delivered the letter to W.
iook. Jr.. who residee in the net
borhood. not far away. The let
was from a gentleman in Charl
'on. and In the letter was Incla
r Mason!c pin. baring t- Inaci
ion of "W. S. Hook." Young H<
'id not know what to think of it
drst. for he himself was not a Mas
ind he at once began to make
iniry. lie told his friends and ri
tives about it. To him the nd
of the body of W. S. Hook on
railroad track was but a dre.
But there were others who rem4
bered that terrible tragedy. and
was learned that the Masonic q
blem was no other than that wb
was worn by W. S. Hok on the Pi
in which he met his death, but wb
was never found.
The sender of the 'etter sta
that he had found the pIn a:
lays before at the U.non Station
Columbia, and that he tock pleas
i n sendIng it to its owner.
SIt is now believed by many t
the negro. Equire Clarke. was e
victed and punished for a crime
which he was Innocet, and 2nd
of the pin may be the means of bri
lng to justice the parties who et
mitted the murder-if murder tb
was-or of cleanig up the ms-st
which surrounded the finding of
dead body of W. S. Hook beside
old Richmond and Dlanville Railr1
track more than twenty-seven ye
ago. Who knows?
WHITE SLAVE AGENT
CneesHer Trade and Two G
Cleo Evans. a strikingly handso
young Atlanta woman, confessed
th' poilce of that city on Tuest
siternoon that she was an agent
the white slave trafflo and asi
the omceers to detain two young 1
men who were to leave r Colv
hus, Ohio, that evening. '.ae pol
found the young giris at the statS
waiting for the Evans woman. 1
latter had two tickets for Coln
bus, which she said had been s<
to her for tbe girls' use by the ke<
er of a disorderly house there.
The Evans woman was forme
a bookkeeper in that city, hut si
she had been In Columbus and v
sent on to Atlanta to recruit you
women. The girls she had select
were but l5 years of age. Th
satincortand laughed and giggl
as though the whole afair was
joke. The Evans woman said:
I strayed away myself. but at t
last moment I had not the cours
to lead those two children into t
life. I want you to know what
Ihave done and I want to hav thc
Police Judge B'oyles believes et
the woman thought she was und
suspicion and took this means
escaping puznishmnent, but he w
forced to dismiss her. His susp!
ions were strengthened by the fs
that the brother of one of the gIl
was following the trio. The youn
en girls wi!l be sent to the house
the Good Sheoherd.
In dismissing the Evans woma
the magistrate saki: "If I e.:
hear of your doing this again I w
do what I can to send you to tI
James Edwards. Is Respited.
Cor. Ansel Tuesday granted a r
spite to James Edwards. who was
have been hanged in Bierkeley cou:
t.y next Friday on the charge 4
intrder. The respite Is until tI
frst Friday In January. The ca1
is pending appeal to the supren
court. Thore was some misunde
standing as to when the time f<
appeal was out. I'nder the la
when notice of appeal is given tI
sentence Is suspended until the at
peal is board or dismissed. Fc
wards was sentenced on Novembec
:ion and expresnes his desire to al
ord a !arge measure of protectin
:o the !!tti~e negro state of Libert.a
Satisfaction is expressed with Lb
leciaration sy Japan and Rusia Il
avor of the "open door" and ..'uro
trIations are' ade<d Tor the expense
>f the Pan-American congress t
9- heldi in Buenos Ayres and for par
fripation :n the Belgian e-trosition
juse it Ias ito Ddrod the PUhfbC &"
a 8% Scale
An Offidal of the Poutomce T)e
iartmet Tolls of an InteretinS
Sce-me Where a Girl saked iz
BUi PUe of leed Cash by a Chari
e ty Scheme.
The following interesting story is
reported by a po6toffce omcial:
*iI*Tse of tbe mnalls !a resort'-d Lc
h. by artful crooks as a most con'e
n!ent way of defrauding the defense
less public. The cbkf postomce In
spector and his numerous expert as
1 sistants. stationed In various part
of the country. aro busy at all Ume
.trying to save tbe people from be
at ing ilegally separated from thei
ut money. Little does the public rea
itUe the nature of the schemes ow
ployed to defraud through the ma115
ed Almost every day the Postmaste
3d Gener. signs orders depriving in
Sdiiduals and concerns conductin;
, businesses to defraud. from furthe
use of the mails. This is not a:
ways the fianal disposition of sue
I cases-numbers of these individual
ne are summoned to court, and in man
L. instances after trial. sentenced t
serve long terms In the penitentari
"Perhaps one of the most unust
al schemes to defraud through th
malls was discovered not long ag<
After thorough investigation by tb
Inspectors It was ultimately suppres&
m ed. but not until after the promote
re had reaped a harvest. The tcheme
to. consisted of an appeal to the pe<
b.. pie for financial assistance In beba
of an armless girl. For the pu
tr pose of bringing her condition I
6. the publk attention, she publishe
__ a booklet and sent it broadca:
h, througbout the country. The bookli
. was devoted to a brief history ;
g the girl's life. detaling an accldet
;- by which she bad lost both of h
ter arms. The narrattve was accon
es. I panied by illustrations of the unusi
- al irork she performed with h
I feet WIth each book"e mails
k was enclosed a coin card requestiz
at the remittance of 2V cents for tl
same. and a circular letter appea
.ag to the recipient for money wi1
da- which to build a home and get son
good motborly woman to take ca:
t of it for her.
"The iuvestigation made by ti
m- inspector developed the fact tb
I the armless girl had entered in
a contract with a man, who residi
Ich in the same city, to furnish the cap
rht tal necesary to publish the bookli
ch In retura the man was to receiv
and did receive one-half of the n
tproceeds deriving from the sale<
ethe booklet. He was first reimbur
Sed for the money he had advanci
to pay for its publication.
"On his initial visit to the to'
ha where the business was being ca
on-i ried on, the inspector found that tU
of Ienterprise had attaIned such pr
lg jportions that the services of ee
g-i persns in additic to the armie
>m.- girl and her manager. were requi
ere ied. The girl .infortned the inspe
er tor en this vlstt that at that tin
he thr* thousand booklets per day wel
the being mailed, that the daily receip
ad; amounted to from lBS to $150. a:
ar that the business was steadily it
creasing. She further informed ti
Inspector that up to that time sI
had accumulated as her share of tU
proceeds more than 110.000. WhI
. the representations appearing In tl
booklet respecting the physical co:
dition of the girl were true, she ha
long passed the stage where she we
me dependent upon charity.
~When the inspector was sat!Se
that the girl was no longer a sul
jetfor charity, and that her mai
Sager was sharing equally In the pr<
Sceeds, the subject of depriving thel
of further use of the malls was tal
en up. The Interested parties we:
easked to show why such an ordl
hshould be issued. After appearin
-and consenting to eliminate froi
Stheir literature objectionable an
misleading statements. they we
permitted to continue their busines
During the ensuing few months th
bi ness dwindled to practicall
nothing and it soon abandoned et
tirely; the elimination of the ot
jectionable features from the liter~i
ture baring proved as effective a
the Issuance of a fraud order.
"The letter which accompanle
the booklet was a reproductIon.
footnote explained that it was
at nasmile of a letter written w:;h tb
Sfeet of the girl. anid that she woul<
g like to write each a personal letter
but It would be too much of a task
at On the reverse side of the letter
er what the girl proposed to do witi
o the money derived from the sale o
a the booklet was explalned and a
e the same time a little hIstory of he
et past was recited. It was state<
Sthat she had not thad much expert
.*ence In a business way and that he
f riends thought it advisable tha
she have some one look after be:
interest, and that the county couri
h~ ad appointed a man to act as he:
"~ The booklet enclosed In adds
tion to giving a detailed history o;
the girl's life, contained many I1
:ustratuons of the perfortrance of
marvelous acts with her feet. suci
Sas sharpening a pencil. using the
0shares, writing. combing her hair,
s awing wood and presented many '
Ip-aductions of embroidery work and
A disgatch f'rom Geneva says that
jthe police there declare that there is
e a wholesale exodus of members of
tho blackband who are looking for
new SeldB of operation In America.
r it develops that sixty of there char
acters. forty of whom were expelled
from Switzerland. are making theIr
-way to the tou:ted States by a cir
What a blessing in the honme is
amusic. The home that has in It
.some good insturm~ent which one or
, more membe-s of the family carn
>I !ay and around which all may gath
-er and sing. Is a home that ought
,to~ be dlooded with melody and joy
GT THEM NO0W
C2ABT CHIUSTMAS PRF.SEXTS ME
FORE THE Bt'SH COMES
And You Will Make the tired
Clerks and the Postoffice and Ex
pre.4 People Happy.
The approach of Christmas fore
bodes the aunual "unpreedented"
rush that th.- postoic.- and erpress
compaz.s wi:! L. called upon to
bear. The many appeals that the
prts !n behalf of suffeing humani
ty has hurl. at the people bese-ch
Ing them to shop early has had the
desired effect in many instances and
much shopping has been disposed of.
AssumIng. bowever. that the pres
ents so purchased are to be sent any
distance the question arises-how?
As the messenger and stage coach no
longer serve the mails and ligbhtmaig
expresses will have to substitute.
*hlall early" and "express early"
should be companion expressions to
the "shop early" slogan.
- Postmasters and express man3g
ers all over Tho country are uing
the people to "comt early and avoid
the rush." and as A. D. Webster. post
master. and Harry Dawson.. local
- manager for the Southern Expri'ss
Company. 1re only human. notwith
s:andiag the phenomenal way they
take care of the Christmas rush.
they will, on b.-half of cl.-rks and
miessngors and drivers..shower bless
ings upon the people who will ship
their pr~ests now instead of walt
Ing to get In line at the last minute
with those who have no choice but
a to be late.
. Better late than never is para
r phrased by these oMcials to "better
a early than late." and the 11th hour
. packages may not reach their desti
nation before Christmas. while the
ones sent now will be ready and
Swaiting upon the stage when the cur
d tain is rung up on the big YuletidE
t The postoffices all over the country
f gnd It neAssary some 10 days be
t fore Christmas to install extra clerk
r to care for the rapidly increasan
. malls. Such a force will be put or
. at the Orangeborg postoico ver3
soon now. but even with the Iucreas
d ed facilities for handling the rusi
of Uncle Sam's burden. some pres.
e ents from procastinating persons ar
. rive a few days after schedule time
b If the senders are very, very tard.
e they may be transformed into Ne
e Year offerings.
The express company is puttIn;
e out placards urging their patrons tA
t hurry along with their packages an
A get the best service. These card:
d announce. "*Do not wait until tbN
. last day; ship your Christmas pres
t- ents now." They also furnish rec
elabels with which the packages ship
Sped early but intended for Christ
marus are decorated.
~-These labels read: "Do not ope:
d until Christmas'" with the name o:
the sender foalowing the request
The label will at once attract th4
attention of the recipient and th4
e present wtil be tucked away un*.i
the dawn of Christmas day. It La
afb wiser to ship several days ear
hier than the ordinary giver would al
once consider necessary, for over
burdened cars and crowded omic
are to be avoided. The Southern Exr
'press Company issues a card of in
formation to shippers, saying:
d 1 All packages of freight o0
merchandise should be proper3
tpacked, so that all ordinary band
ehlig, such as packages must have it
e iuransportation, will not -result it
e the breaki.ng of contents. ThE
e strength of the box or wrapper mus1
~always be proportionate to the char
dacter or weight of the contents. Al1
~packages should be securely tied and
should be plainly marked with :
marking brush or a strong tag or
label printed or written with plait
'black ink pasted on the package.
" 2. If there are any old markt
on the package they should be thor.
Soughly obliterated. No package
should be sent to the express comn
pony with two marks thereon, even
rthough both marks are the same.
gOne mark Is enough.
" 3. If there are two places of
d he same name in the same State,
always put the name of the county
on the package. When you send a
package to a city always give the
Sfull address of the consignee, the
street and number. It is always well
to send a letter by U'nited States
-mal, advising the consignee that you
'have sent a pckaget by express.
"4. Do not pack in one box one
Iclass of matter that might injure
1 "S. Remember that glass will
n'rot carry without breaking unless
Iproperly packed. If you send a gloss
of jelly In a package of nice dress
goods and the glass breaks you spoil
"6. When shipping always tell
Ithe receiving clerk what the value
is. so that such care may be given
it as its value may require.
"7. Do not put any money or
valuables whatever into a freight
"D)EATH TO .UfERICANS."
Report From Panama Say% That is~
Order Inned in Nicaragua.
A cable to the New Orleans
Picayunai from Paname says: "Death
to Americans" !s :h-. order issued
to the Nicaraguan governuent-s ar-]
my by Pre'sident Zvlaya. Positiv.
info: .ation was receive.d that muore~
than a month ago Z"Ilaya issured in
sructions to his military command
ers to shoot every American caught
fighting in the army of the revolu-.
tionists. Some of Zelara's mi:tary
officers protcsr.'4 attainst this order
and warned hIm that trouhie with,
"To h'all with the grin gos." Z'.
laya replied. "Shnot er. 'nn y)uf
Rebuke Handed Cable.
The name of Roya! E. Cabe'l. Vir
ginia internal reve'nue commin:one
who was named to succee d John G
Capers. of South Carolina. was~ ob
jeted to in the Senate Finance~ com-.
mitee Friday afte'rnoon. msa a dis
patch :rom Washing~ton. This drats
tic step was taken by Senators who
he.a M. C"Maben-esp e his .nd4c.*
TAKES IT ALL BACK
RETRTCTS SL:NDER AG.UNST
Collier' Explanation and Apology in
Regd to Publication That Was
Offensive to the South.
For a year or more the cbarge
has b.':n appearing every now and
th.-n in the Southern press that
Cil0I..r's Weekly upon a tme vilely
insulted the women of the South in
an editorial on lynching. A few daya
ago The Jeffersonian carried the sub
joined editorial challenge. presuma
bly from the pen of its editor. ion.
Thomas E. Watson.
Make Colier's Take it Back!
The Griffin Daily Herald has
promptly followed up the sugges
tion that the Southern papers
should compel Collier's Weekly
to take back that vile insult which
it sung in the face of Southern
women--a-d consequently in the
face of all Southern men.
Bully for the GrIffin Herald.
What about it. Pendleton?
What about it. Cark Howell?
What about it. M.-ssrs. F. L. Seely
and Jas. R. Gray? What about it.
Dtowdro Phinizy. of The Augusta
Herald? What about it. Savannah
News, and Evening P'rtss? What
about It. Lindsay Johnson. of
The Rome Tribune-Herald?
What about it, bre'thren of the
Get after Collitr-s and make
that reckle-ss siando'rer of Southern
womanhood take it back and apol
The Georgian. of Atlanta, Ga.,
addressed the following letter to the
editor of Collier's Weekly:
Dear Sir. The charge has beem
going the rounds of the SoutherE
press, for more than a year. thai
in one of your editorials you in
sifted. by innueudo. the women 01
In justice to your great paper. Th<
Georgian would like to present th
exact text of your editorial in whict
this alleged insult appeared. Wil
you be so kInd as to send as
copy, or transcript. of !he editoria.
in question. tog..ther with a state
ment. If you thInk any be needed
as to what you meant?
Yours very truly.
In due time the, editor of Th<
Georgian received the following let
ter from Mr. Robert J. Collier. pub
lisher of CollIer's Weekly:
Dear Sir: Thanks for your not
of November 23. which has been re
ferred to me. I am glad to have th<
opportunity of letting you know th<
facts In relation to an editoris
which has been kidely misconstrued
A paragraph appeared in Collier'
some two years ago (without m:
seeirg It. I regret to say) whlcl
commented severely upon a lynchina
in Springfield. Ill. While this articl<
made no reference to the South.
was suffciently obscure in language
and injudicious in tone, to provok
very general resentment throughon
While there was nothing further
I am sure, from the mind of th<
writer of that article than to re
flect upon the South. I nevertheles
regarded its publication at the tim
as a matter for serious regret. The
attitude of Collier's toward fly
South has always been particulari:
cordial. We have been praised to
our sympathy in discussing Souther1
problems by no less an authority tha:
your distinguished colleague. Mr
Clark zswell. in the followin,
"The Constitution desires to con
tribute its share of full mee o
praise due Collier's Weekly for th<
truthful, fair and fearless stant
that excellent periodical is takinj
editorially on all matters affectinj
generally mIsrepresented and mis
understood conditions of the South.'
I am glad, therefore, to be abb
to say to you with absolute frank
ness that the article which has gie
en offense was printed without m3
knowledge and to my deep regret;
that it did not refer to a Southeri
city, but to a city in Illinois: that
in so far as it can be construed
as refleting upon the wisdom oi
the South. in its treatment of the
race problem, for upon the wotneta
of the South. for whom I have the
most profound respect, it represente
Iexactly the opposIte of my sentimentj
and the sentiments of Collier's,
I inclose for your consideration a
few editorials published In Collier's
during the past four years. together
with the unfortunate paragraph in
Very sincerely yours.
Robert J. Collier.
Hlere is the extract from CollIer's
Weekly, which appeared over a year
ago, that raised all the row above
alluded to and contrains the language
for whiah Mr. Collier apologizies in
his letter above:
Blarleycorn. and Othe-.
Cocnel Watterson observes that
the proprietor of The New York
Times "deserves to be hanged to the
nearest lamp-post." In the same is
sue of his paper it is related that
because a negro In Kentucky was
rumored to have" sworn, and drawn
a revolver. his home was burned
and his wife, h~s a-year-old daughter
and his small baby were shot by
the expectant mob. In Springfield.
I11.. a little. whi!-- ago, a woman said
somethlug about a ne'gro, and wi'h
the horrors that ensuedi the country
was nIalare. Then. after the burn
!ng and the shoot~ng had subsided.
the woman's story was disproved and
the negro. whom the mob had fail
ed to get, was sot tree. That little
item about the nna! truth. when it
nm.erged. was in mos papers half
hidden from th" eye--an unimpor
tant fact, to blush unseen. It is well
known that many "Identincatio,,s
are shee-r hysteria, often for crimesi
that ne~ve'r were entr.anitted. and ma-y
oher charges and ide-ntifreations ar"'
rounded on sometbir.g worse than
hyse'r:cal inte-ntion: they are the~
easiest .-scawe from scandal: Now.
th.-se ares aot th'e things to -ay. no;
doul*. They altogothe.r lack chivalry
and :h.' aristocratic virtues. But
pb;sit :itim to put justice and
trr:h abov.e "honor." whatever that:
ruy t.--. If this paragraph were not
c!-a.lv' named. "Chivalry" or "H~ou-j
A HEND CAUGHT
iaAc of Trying to Aank a LitAe
White irl en Read.
BRUTE LODED IN JAIL
A Gekntleman Riding Along the Road
Heard the Scrrams of the LAttle
Victim, Went to Her Rescue and
Saved Her From the Lstftul
A dispatch from Kizgstree to The
News and Courier tells of a dastard
ly. but. luckily for the intended vie
tim. unsuccesful attempt to Commit
rape in W1ilWaisburg county o1
Monday. about one-half mile fro=
the Ciarendon county line.
A *ittle white girl about 13 year.
old. was on her way to school 2
:Ittle before 9 o'clock Monday morn
Ing. when she "s approached b:
a negro fiend ab. at 18 to 19 year
of age. Without warninc. the ne
gro seized her and dragged ber inti
the woods near at hand, the gir
screaming and fighting.
A young man by the name o
Burgess. who lives I nthe nelahbor
hood. and who was on the road Ii
his buggy. heard the screams of th
Ilittle girl and hastened to the scent
As he approached he saw the lit;!
girl on che ground in the clutch o
the flend, whom he recognized an
who broke and ran into the wood
Mr. Burgess gave his immediat
attention 'to the poor :iitle girl
whose clothes had been nearly tor
from her person .n her struggle
with the devi~ah fiend. She was tei
ribly alarmed and In a hysteric;
Meanwbile the alarm was spreo
in the community and a vigorot
search instituted. The news came t
Kingstree. and a party was organi
ed and started up the road to jol
In the hunt. Defore this part
reoched the scene of the attemp
Trial Justice McElveen came up wit
the negro in the woods and soc
had him tied secirely.
. Mr. McElvon. with the help
some fire or six of his neighbol
carried the negro quickly and safi
ly to Kingstr"e and lodged him I
jail about 3 o'clock. Had the cro0
which was every hour growing bLi
ger. gotten possession of the negr
It is doubtful if he would have go
ten to jail. Now that he Is lodge
In jail no violence is apprehended.
Mr. Burgess who went to Q
. child's assistance. was In time i
? prevent the acoundrel from accor
I pllsing his purpose. The neg
gives his name as John Woods ax
has worked at various times 1
Kingstree. Great credit is due I
sMr. McElveen and his posse for the
9 cool headed work and good jud
-ment in bringing their prisoner sal
Sly to jail.
tAVIATOR MEETS DEATE.
Uslng Machine First Time.
A dispatch from Nice. Franc
- says Antonio Permanden, an aviatc
smet death a few days ago 'phI
e flying for the first time in an seri
e plane of his own Invent'ion at U1
e new areodrome ,near the mouth<
r the Var.
r The accident appears to have be4
a due mainly to the inekpertence at
i recklessness of the aviator. wb
.Impatient at the delay and not hee<
; ing the expostulations of his m
chanican. patched up a defective pa
-of the machine by binding It a-it
t common twine. The aeroplane sal4<
a off gracefully, amid the ch'ers
Sthe spectators, and the inventor
e hopes ,eemed to be fulfilled, whe:
Safter goirng two hundred metres a:
-gradually rising, the aviator attemp
'ed to make a turn too sharply, ax
Sthe machine tipped over In the twini
.ling of an eye.
.Fernandez was hurled headlong I
the ground, striking with terrif
force, with the wreck of his aert
plane on top of him. Willing hand
lifted the mass of debris and f!
aviator was found crushed beneat
the motor. his bead having bee
drf'ren into the soft earth by tI
The victim took up aviation guit
recently. devoting all of his time I
it. He was convInced that his ma
chine. which reses.bled both tb
Wright and the Curtiss machine:
was absolutely superior to either.
What becomes of the 2 cents
woman saves when she boys a dolla
article for 98 cents?
Mtany a man is willing to lead
dog's lIfe when a pretty girl say'!
''Love me. love my dog."
The Republican party is the great
est takir of the age. It bristles u1
at a few half-breeds down there t1
Nicaragua as If they were really
nation. But anyr~hng to seenre thb
applause of the unthinking masse
is theIr stock In trade.
With two million dollars on de
posit in the banks of Orangeburi
county another cotton mill or tw<
in th!.s city looks easy.
The rrouble with the averag<
young man is that he doesn't thinI
seriously of marriage until he faces
A girl may be angry at a max
for try~ng to kiss her, but just the
same she admires his good taste.
A dispat--h from St. PThrusoxr
sas the report that the Empress is
very' IU is untrue.
The p olitical candidate doesn't a.
ways win just because the a-omen
vote him a succesj.
A woman's idea of a tasteful man
is on who ts able to Increase the
admration i.b" has for hers"!?.
Gree-k Kitls Greek.
.At R'atok'. Vn . We'resday
Mchae! Mitalia. a Greokt. 19 years
o?s. p'oprirtnr o'f a Greek ri'tau
-an'. The men 'uarrted in a Greekc
nar."'r shop and3 when th'e retau
rant man attempted to efecrt M!yalis
tIh 'at.'r s.ba"d him: in the rt
as any otbher term-as w&. for in
"reea "Mod.-T. for FPn" ":r4
The only ba I podawe
frowRoyal Creaf Trt
-uade frMn Gr&ae
A ~o Pnuse IFAi
SHORT COTTON CROP SOJ]'S FEJE
CEINSUS REPORT SENDS PR1CE
f OF STAPLE 17 SRARPLY.
of Thi SeLCio.
Its Publicatloe Folowe4 by Incressed
d Aone b- J -l WETH OF OLCONDA
I ess. With Baus Caideut.
L There were 8.878.277 running
e bales of cotton ginned from :e The South.% Cotton cop 'a the 31&W
growth of 1909 to December 1. as
a compared with 11.008.661 for 1908.
according to a bulletin of the cen- tations of This Country. NCISue
sus bureau is-ued Wedneeday.
These figures count round bales tie President of the Southem 00
as half bales and exclude linters. t
d They stand against 8.343.296 for
s 1907 and 10.207.868 for 1906. The 02portufles lying wthin the
0 proportion of the last three crops grasp of Dixie land and a recaplta
ginned to December I is 84.1 per
0 cent for 1908. 7.5 per cent for 1907. lanted of tecou were pme
' and 77.2 per cent for 1906. Round
- bales included this year are 133.- cia conre at its opening meeting
S919 against 201.0 Included forsday.
0 190 a~an 1 i.36 fo 97 e That the cotton crop of the South
0 19(t8 and 154.636 for 1907. Sea
islad bles!neude ar 7777Cforis the mainstay of all the financial
Island bales included are 77.776 for
' 1909: 68.369 for 1908. and 55.299 j-itItis of this country and Is
s for 10. in no wise involved as a Sectional
The dist-ibution of sea island cot- question was the declartion of Ear
" ton by States for 1909 is Florida, ie Jordan. president of the South
'd 25.906: Georgia. 43.118. and South ern Cotton assoclation, who opened
- Carolina 8.753. The'total cotton He reid th i t
- crop for 190S was 13.036.005. and
for 1907 is 11.767.822. The COT- ton production for the Past r-0 yeas
d rected statistics of the quantity of and spoke of the future prospects
Cottn gorie u~s seson~ ~ for the South relative to cotton pro
ootton Cloned t.his season to Novem
ie pe-duction. incidentally introducing
.be 14 are 8.112.119 baes.some statistics. He added that I
oI By States the cotton ginned from
2' ?be 1909 growth to Deamber 1 al
'o follows: I"o years the demand for cotton by
djA laaa i I ~ the- soutthcrfl mills would be vasty
Alabama, 19.3: Arkansas. 633.- reae.
n 871; Florda. 5.958: Georgia. 1.- wor.- of the farmers in the
0 677.23:; Louisiana. 37.573; 1i
i sissippi. 866.950: North Carolina.Suhw~drdubetereot
53.6;Oklahoma. 504.836; South cesd~Wt hssaeie.G
SCarolina. 998.340: Tennessee, 204 . ie.cn~isle farcl
357: Texas. 2.212.319: all other
States. 49.133.inradenry oteprt f
Excitenw Yor'k Mart. agiutrlssoteSuh. o
A Nfw York dispse~h ray's the re- idtanosto fteglb
- port of the census bureau showingofedgraeoprtnisfri
only 8.87S.377 bales of cotton . gin e .ietta h ot n pk
to December 1. comparing with 11 .- priual fhsOUSae
008.661 to the same date last season.
rwas followed by increased aciviy AssatSceayo giutr
1and considerable eitement In the -
cotton market Wednesday morningedcto co iedwhte e
with May contracts selling up) tosprtothtiead rHas
15.39 or 17 points above the cloe-inhsdre.'aecrngtte
lng Sigures of Tuesday night, and at dcsfrms odru cli~
a new high record for the season.
d Heavy realizing, attributed to some "h ot ftdy ns a
of the leading bulls, caused slightashedelp ntoitrsocs
recessions during the morning, but i ocre.i ntefrtfuho
there was a great volume of ont- isyul< a h ap nrdC
side buying and the market showed dnt drs eiee yHg
a very firm tone with bulls claim- 1eof ilngn.NC. ed
d ing that the census figures indicated drdta rma nutilsad
a government estimate of under 10.- eSuh a o ebrnOe
250.0-00 bale'?. The cottonl Crop lastan
Syear was in the neighborhood of 13.-yarsicth Cilwatocc
Th mak beam eve mor bu htact-a nte heh
re later in the day, with buyingolofagetuurhinget
orders reaching the ring from all opruiiswti t rs.H
directions, while it looked as though detuo h eest f1m
some of the largest of the old bulls rto toheSuhadw tth
owere replacing cotton which they lko thdcs htscin r
Chad sold below 15> cents~ in expc-O'Mfa xrse h eifta n
tattoo of 16 cenuts before Christ-cradimiato woltedo
smae. May contracts sold at 15.30 lv'terelrocm
hor $1.40 per bale above the clos- TeSuhhsamnpl ny!
in ~bid of Tuesday night. wible Au- lwpn' . ra tutrltm
gutavne o1.5 r$2.40 hr n t ikr stebs
ea bole. The close was steady with hclwoderpodc.dca
the general market showing a gain e s~tn oetrKlogo h
Cfor the day of from 14 to 43 potintatsfrstsevce e
NE t-I. RULES. sott'dtatibradbecu
That Soth's otnt troo, thd ain
The CmpanyHas Rused heir ty o rfor Al the Fiatnanc onfi
th rdn fthe Southern forsts
Rules and Regton.ulcation n.JS.Cr.ofDra.NC.
the ew ule.Uah grtsp iof thxe lanufactuaredaprtu
Thismaybe he ew'gretin dutin othits astecours. altoug tre
of th Pulman orterfromno en ted boet he.' Soth sent Comer
It ws rjx~d afew aysago t cil- cogres atants opeing meeting
oneof he ompny' Chcag ofic- 'Thdan thea cotto cres of houthg
- esthatsomenew ulesweul he i the aita of al the otcsfacha
~ wiute an tht anoldonecon id- tSoutins urgf ths cunty and 3s
~ Insuhtanc th eorte chng n of ise tolve asasetona
~ ! thecondct. nd cae ofthees-ion w.athewdclrai of Har-ois
mansareas ollos: a~v tha Jra prensidentttof ch opth
No gip hat illzo~go uderaen otonis asoaion, whoa cpne
seator t. a ay wse n te wy tHeo rleviewed'O thih inr of very
wil beallwedonPulman. Sch ht production for te pnas ieas
lu~a~emus b chcke i th bo- and spok tof 5the future proset
gage car ?forigthe Soth relatiel cofto heo
to t~ vstlue .d te ~ fe ~ ome saistis. He~ .added' thats.f
senges whoare aout t et ha.lf wthe raiod held good, or pt n
The ld r.'. epored 1 lis' -:o ea~.irs t:r~he demand foracttn of
rejventio, i th on whch o- thre~ Soutr nmils touald the prstl
b~dsportrs tom rushng pss' --- :ia or- of th-- armers inudie
er- of ayw~r. ~ te cr xcet '.Sohwo. redoubl their efforts
a? th ends.the ruction could g::reatly beoin
cread."Wit ti tataeneverG
W. Kier comissi oer oaris
T~e SuprrincreasedeIenergy othed pathof
for wri of errira~iin te gricultui. ralsd te Soout Hf
temptcas. o: amu*.I Gc:o aid\ thI'atno stij ont f thelb
Fran Mori~-n :nd ohn ~c esItmen than~ the: othiandpk
off..rs,( he.Xueic~ Fdeatin par ~ticlrly hs on Sate
Of la~.o. Th .fl.:Assihstant- Secre t of. Arcture
~onaPIhoto 'ri~gtheentrerec~ is addres was rea. thee sand
spiw'vrito.h ie.si r ae
Iin hisheddress. "are clearingato the
"TheSout of oday In o fa
\t.~en ~.Ofli~is concerne'd.rs in he first Ja ush: of
-. *.:.- ~-hcMc-ae *-. o ington.0 . :rr C. Hide
p....'' '.~ 2rav:~-clared. tha fr) om:. Manz industia hsn
I -"-npoint the Southe hadI*.to be bon.ve