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GRASS A MENACE
Excessive Raiil Has Reied Chi
OVER TE COTTON BELT
With Field% Qoaked in all the States
but Two, and Crop% Threatened
by l1oll Weevil in %everal States.
the Situation Indicates a Cotton
Famine This FalL
The Memphis. Tenn.. Commercial
Appeal says: "Owing to excessve
rainfall east of the Mississippi river
and in Arkansas and Louisiana culti
vation over a larg area was sus
pended during the week and gris
has become a menace. For the be.
development of the crop dry. warni
weather is imperative. In Oklahoma
and Texas noderate to light rain:
relieved an incipient drought.
"The crop in those two Stares :is
late and small hut has begun tc
grow very rapidly and aside fronu
its lacy of size there is no complaint
fields being in an excellent state o;
cultivation. Heavier and more gen
eral rains, however. would be ver,
helpful. In Louisiana. Arkansas and
Mississippi boll weevils are becom
ing more numerous an-i in the for
mer State are reported as already at
work on the cotton."
The New Orleans report says the
cotton marker this week. opened a
day later than usual. will b-: called
upon first of all to discount what
promised to be. when the markel
closed for the week last Friday night
important weather disappointments.
The forecast was for more rain in
the eastern part of the cotton beit.
where too inuch rain .had already
done much damage. If the rains
continue until Tuesday morning they
will overshadow in importance all
other features of the market.
The report on condition last week
showed just how impo tant the wea
ther is getting to be. It is time now
that the crop should be making fast
and anything in the weather that
,prevents normal development of the
plant. thereby threatening the yield.
will have an immediate and marked
effect on prices, all the more marker
because of the semi-famine condi
tion of supplies of raw cotton. Un
less manipulation out afresh in the
July position it promises to be a
typical weather market this week.
The semi-famine conditions are
expected to have their effect among
mills in earnest before long, and of
late there have been signs that mills
were about to start closing down in
earnest shortly, as they have to do
in every season like the present.
IThe rumor was spread about last
week that 58 mills had agreed to
shut down four weeks during July
and August and the trade will be
waiting for confirmation of thris re
port this week.
Developments of this sort may
have the effect of offseting to some
extent the bullish features of the
The boll weevil situation will come
in for Its share of attention, for
those who have made a study of the
conditions in Louiina. Mississippi
and Arkansas. say that the first
brood this season of the pest is in
cubating in young boll and that it
Is only a question of time .before this
brood makes its appearance by the
millions and stirs up a new complaint
among farmers. with consequent
alarming telegrams and letters to
the main speculative centres of the
ffthe extent of boll weevil depreda
tIons will determine in a great n'eas
nre the yield of lint in the three
'States named and during more than
one period this season boll weevil
reports will have much to do in
shaping speculative opinion.
The July deal in New York may
show activity and at all times the
trade will look .or tenders from ac
tual shorts who as yet have made no
very great effort to cover. Sooner
or later sensational trading is bound
to take place in the July position
and operators In all three markets
of the world will be extremely ner
vous until the trading takes place.
Wachtger intantly Killed by Fail
The opening of the second avia
tion meeting Sunday on the histor
ic field of Bethany was marked by
a fatal accident. Aviator Wachter
being killed. Wachter was the first to
practice .Sunday morning. In his
Antoinette monoplane he battled
with the gale amid the enthusiasm
of the spectriators until the rain
compelled him to make a descent.
He resumed his flights in the after-i
noon and was flying magnificently
when suddenly an explosion was1
heard. The wings of the machine
doubled up and the monoplance s
dropped to the earth with lightning
speed. The aviator was killed in
stantly in full view of the spectators.
among whom were his wife and lit- 3
tle daughter. The accident is at- .
tributed to the breaking of the wire v.
One is Killed. .Many Hurt.
One nran was killed and many le
were hurt in rioting Saturday be -:.
tween Clericais and anti-Clericais in d
the villane, of Centi. Spain. The a
trouble arose from a strong sermon sa
azai nst Premier Canalejas' religious
program. which! a priest delivered at
Child Play End% FaIaly.H
While playing doctor, the I 0-year- G
old son of W. S. Holcomib. residing to
three miles from Fort Payne. De-w
kalb county. Ala.. Friday took down 10
a bottle of carbolic acid and adinis- i:.
tered a big dose to his ten-mont hs- finl
Old sister. The baby died in a few r
Hit Ely Hatted Hall.
L.. R. Massentale. of Norwood. Ga .i
an attorney. son of T. F Massenga&le. n
a man of c'onsiderabe ;)ro:ninence4-~ er:
in the cotton world, wats hit on the :i
head b'y a batted ball at Harlem. a!!au
couple of days ago, and rendere.d un:- kn
conscious. Fears are entertained rel
tha- he wil not recover. e I
FOUND IN BOX CAR.
Charlotte Youth Rescued at Norfolk
in Famished Condition.
Almost starved to death and fam
ishing for the want of water. Thom
as Hill. a 13-year-old white boy. was
rescued from a freight car in the
yards of the Southern Railway at
Pinners Point. Va.. Saturday night.
Running away from home. the ooy
went into a box car at Charl) -. N
C-. :ast Tuesday :nornia- ilu I al
though it seein-d as if thc. 1.r.
Broatih f life had left u:'n wh-n
he reached the point he manared to
make noise enough to attract the
attention of a car inspector. Tne in
spector immediately opened t.
freight car and d-agged the boy out.
The youngster was carried tc a ho
tel and restoratives were applied. He
could speak but - few words. ht
t-he railroad officers learned from
him that he had had trouble with
his parents and decided to go ont
:upon the world alone.
GIRL ACCIDENTALLY KILLEDi.
Shot by Companion While Boating
on the Canal.
Word was received at Elizabe:n
City. N. C.. Friday morning of the
accidental kiling of Mary. the 2
year-old daughter of Philip Bray. Of
Sligo. Currituck county. on Tauur.
day afternoon. The girl wa.e visit
ing at her home of her uncle. It. N.
Bray. at Canal Brid-ce. She wit-h a
party of young peopfe was out on the
canal in a skiff. A boy by the name
of Gray in the party was shooti;.;
snakes with a shotgun which acc'
:lentally discharged. the entire load
entering the face and body of Mi&
Bray. who died in terribly agony an
.hour afterwards. The young lady
was promniently connected and very
NEGRO BOY KILLS SISTER.
Ends Dispute Over Meat by Using a
On Thursday three young negroes.
Henry McMaster. aged 13 years. and
his two younger sisters. got into an
altercation about some pieces of
meat prepared for the table. at their
home in Chester. Henry demanded
it all and then in his wrath seized a
shotgun and poured the contents of
it into the younger of his sisters.
Ella McMaster. tearing away almost
the entire left side and causing in
stant death. On the verdict of the
coroner's jury the boy was arrested
and lodged in jail in Yorkville. His
case will come before the court.
which will convene on the second
Monday in July.
WATTERSON IN JAIL.
Son of DstinguLished Journalist on
Charge of Shooting.
Ewing Watterson. the son of Col.
Henry Watterson, the well known
Louisville. Ky.. editor, was' arraign
ed Saturday on a charge of assault.
first degree. It is charged that WVat
terson. who is 40 years old, shot
and wounded Michael Martin. a sa
loon keeper at Sauugerties Friday.
The prisoner expected his father to
spend the Fourth with him and it
would be wrong, said his attorney
in asking for bail, to ask a man of
Col. Watterson's age to pass the day
in a jail. The request was later
withdrawn. counsel for Watterson
having decided not to make applica- ~
tion for '.ail until Col. Henry Watter- a
son arrives from New York. *
A UTO KILLS TWO.
Young Women Perish Where Twen
ty Met D~eath Yar Ago.
On the crossing at Valey Stream. t
L. I.. where twenty people were kill- $1
ed in a tally-ho wreck some years "
ago, an automobile owned by An
drew Crawford. of Riverside. N. Y.. 0
and rontaining Mr. Crawford. his G
two daughters and chaffeur was
struck by a Long Island train Sun- *~
day afternoon. Both young womer
were killed and the chaffeur was tI
Mrs. Crawford had left the car
only a few minutes before the ao -
cidentz. 'Mr. Crawford was tossed a
with the other occupants but es
eaped with a few scratches.
W~alls of an Oil Storehouse ('ollapse
Capt. Michael J. Lyons. of the Si.
..ouis fire department, was killed a
Lnd three other firemen and a work- se
nan were injured in a fire which de- B.
troyed a part of the Waters-Pierce an
)ii Company's storehouse at St. Leu- Go
s Saturday. The loss was $200.000. Is
Lyons was buried under falling Fa
rails. It was several hours before act
he fire was under control. The Pe
torehouse covered two, city blocks.*
Killed at Railway ('rossing. .he
On the same crossing at Valley th4
treamn. L. I.. where twenty persons en
ere killed in a tallyho wreck, some gol
ears ago, an automobile owned by tat
ndrew Crawford of Riversale. N. baa
.and contained Mr. Crawford. his to
'o daughters. Jeannette and Char
>tte. and their chaugeur. was struck ma
e a Long Island Railway train Sun- vel
ty afternoon. Both young women gut
ere killed and the chuauffeur was a I
riously wounded. * Pos
Executed for Treason. froa
A pirivate cablegram received at arr
aw Orleans Saturday night from
:ueflelds. Nicaragua, states that
in. Mattuti had been executed fol
wing a trial by courtmnartial. It Pro
as charged that he betrayeds the
tirada cause. .\attuti took a prom
1'n: part In the battle of Fl Rect'e
D)ecemiber. In April he was ar- we
sted and charged with treason. *
'ate of Negru t'nkneown. ocg
Iuformation from C'olumbiia. Ala.. ralil
to the effect that Will Thomas. a 3ulte
Itro umier arrest for attemrptedi Thor
muinal assault upon a young whi:-- utan
'I. was taken from the village jail I ers
inight by a moh. His fate is un- j y t
own. The Columbia authorities act.
used to divuldge. the young wo- Jtook
ASSSSRS FI YALMS
STATE BOARD OF EQUILIZATION
TO MEET SOON.
Matter of Placing All Property on
Basis of True Valuation Will Be
It is anticipated that Comptroller
General Jones will announce soon
the date for the meeting of the State
board of equalization. The meeting
is held during the summer, usually.
in the month of June or July. and
the work of the board is to act up
on the findings of the county boards
and to take any action on tax ques-.
lions that Is deemed necessary.
-The most important resolutions
that came before the board last year
was that affecting the assessing of
:)roperty at full value. This reso
iution. introduced by Jeremiah
Smith. of Horry. was defeated by a
1.ote of 2S to S.
As this is the year for the reas
sessment and as the county board
have been busy with the tax ques
tion in the several counties of the
State. the meeting of the board this
year is of special Interest. It is
thought that the tax question will
receive more than ordinary consid
eration. The tax que.ion has been
brought into the campaign very forc
ibly this year.
The Taxable Property.
As shown by the comptroller gen
eral's report for the year 1910 the
following is the amount of taxable
property in South Carolina:
Total value of real
Value of personal
property.. .. .. 92.664.198
Railroad property..... !71.106.302
State tax. 5 %mills . . 1.423.308
For county purposes.
taxes.... ...... 960.664
State Board of Assessors
The State Board of as:essors. con
sisting of State officials. assesses
raliroad and like property.
The Southern Express company
property in South Carolina last pear
vas assessed at a valuation of $277.
~57. The total value of the Pull
-nan cars operated in this State was
$140.292: the total valuation of tel
aphone and telegraph companies
vas placed as follows.
Western Union. $522.427: Alt
natic Postal Telegraph-Cab!e com
pany. $103.613: American Tele
!hone and Telegraph Company of
South Carolina, $205.750: Southern
Bell Telephone company. $571,.848:
local companies. $125.665.
The actual value of cotton mills
is fixed by the State board was $51.
260.505. The actual value of cot
.on oil mills was placed at $2.853.
The assessments for fertilizer
plants was placed at $3.164.477.
The value of railway property was
ied at a little over $44,000,000.
ORDERS AGAINST CLUBS. I
remporary Injunction Issued AgawaM
Tnee in Columbia.
At oClubia Judge DeVore in the
:ircuit court recently granted three
irders on motion of Attorney Gen
ral Lyon. requiring th-ae social 5
lubs in the city to show cause be
ore him on July 1 why they abou!a
Lot be perpetually restr..h1 from
he sale of spiril ous li'p-3r--. The
eders were granted upot' 4'a"
lade that liquors had been pureb's-d
d at the three places in violence oa
tie dispensary law.
Those against whom the orders d
re directed are the Savoy club, sit
ated at 1219 1-2 Taylor street, of b
hich P. W. Bessinger and Heyward r
.Smith are named as in charge, and
L. Shull as the property owner:r
ie Jackson ilub, at 914 Gervais L
:reet. L E. Levin and Everland be-F
tg named as in charge, and S. L.F
wreeney as the property owner; and
te third order being directed against da
H. Geiger. Harry Lehman andd
'illiam T. Thompson for violation
the dispensary law at 912 Ger
is Street. G. H. Geiger being also
e owner of the premises.
Unless an adequate defe'- is f
ade to the orders granted
perpetual in junction restraining at
e use of the premises for the ille
LI purposes charged will be passed ~
-ominent Ranker and Two Others~
J. H. Civens. a prominent banker vi
d mill man, shot from amb~ish and Hi
riously wounded, Alex Givens and 19
F. Finley. shot with a Winchester tri
d probably fatally injured and
orge T. Coxwell slightly wounde.,w
the result of an ambuscade near
Ieo. AMa.. late Thursday afternoon.H
xording to information received at
J. H. Givens was in a huggy when chi
was fired upon and wounded, butto
managed to reach Falco and gave
alarm. Bloodhounds were tak- hei
to the scene and took the trail.
ng to a store about two miles dis-to
t. A man named Olan Adair was the
cardin the store and refused
While the posse was preparing to agt
Ike an attack there came sev~eraL
Ieys f-rom Winchesters and shot
us from out of the darkness and
arm house nearby, three of the
se dropping to the ground. The at
riff with deputies has hastened mi!
ui Laurel Hill to the scene and I *
ists are expected. *l Tue
TAKES~ HIS OWN LIFE. "
minent and Wealthy Citizen of and
Charlotte Suicides. .n.
rmnes W. Wadsworth. one of the~ a ;~
ithiest and best known citizens hou:
'harlotte. N. C.. committed sui- re-st
Wednesday afternoon, at 3.3" Mon
Ik. The~ weaponl used was a .3'.
>re Colts pistol and death re- I U
-d within two hours after the- It
ting. The excessive use of stim- 'vicit
ts ar.d worry over business mat- as t
wer" given in a statement Issued Stan
he family as the- cause for the negr
A brother of Mr. Wadsworth. Jfor
his life in a Greensbvro hotel jhe h.
THE STATE CAMPAQt ITERY.
Schedule of Meetinzs to Be Held in
The itinerary for the campaign is
Winns:oro-Saturday. July 2.
Lexington-Wednesday. July 6.
Saluda-Tbursday. July 7.
Edgefield-Friday. July 8.
Aiken-Saturday. July 9.
Bamberg-Monday. July 11.
Barnwell-Tuesday. July 12.
Hampton-Wednesday. July 12.
Beaufort-Thursday. July 14.
Walterboro-Friday. July 15
Charleston--Saturday. July 16.
St. George-Tuesday. July 19.
Orangeburg-Wednesday. July 20.
St. Matthews-Thursday. July 21.
Manr.ing-Friday. July 22.
Moncks Corner-Tuesday. July 26.
Georgetown-Wednesday, July 27.
Kingstree-Friday. July 29.
Florence-Saturday. July 30.
Dillon-Tuesday. August 2.
Marion-Wednesday. August 3.
Conway-Thursday. August 4.
Columbia-Saturday. August 6.
Union-Monday. August 8.
Spar.anburg-Tuesday. August 9.
Gaffney-Wednesday. August 10.
Greenville-Thursday. August 11.
Pickens-Friday. August 12.
Walhalla-Saturday. August 13.
Wee' off to attend reunion of
Confederates and Red Shirts at
Spartanburg. If desired. on August
17 and IS.
.trderson-Monday. Augus' 22.
Abbevil:e-Wednesday. Augutst 4.
Greenwood-Thursday. August 25.
Laurens-Friday. August 26.
Newberry-Saturday. August "7.
COTTON MLLS CLOSED FRIDAY.
W'ill Cut Off Onc-Twelfth of Cotton
The great curtailment movement
&mong the mills of the Piedmont oe
gan Friday. July 1st. Mills in North
C7arolina. South Carolina and Geor
;ia will close down until the morn
ing of the 15th. Out of 3.000.000
spindles 2.7500.000 have signifiel
that they would join in the curtail
ment which will be at least a month
in all during the summer. The move
ment will mean a cutting off of from
1.000.000 to 2.000.000 pieces of.
:loth or one-twelfth of the output.
Mr. August W. Smith. presid-nt
f the Woodruff mills. w.hen asked
rhursday night about the closing
lown of the mills said:
"There is a loss in every pound
>f cloth we are puttin out and we
xave to curtiil to cover in part this
oss and create a demand for our
foods. I should say the output will
>e cut down one-twelfth by the cur
ailment which will be done this
iummer. and which will amount to
n all about four weeks' time."
Mr. John A. Law, president of the
;axon Mills said:
"There will be the largest curtail
nent among the cotton mills of
spartan burg county ever known.
rhe price of manufactured goods is
4ut of proportion with the price of
otton. A great many of the mills,
vill close down on the first of July'
.nd others on the 25th."
"FAVORITE SON" DEAD.
nator DanieL, of Virginia, Passes
Away at Lynchburg.
John W. Daniel. senior Senator
rom Virginia. and for more than
airty years Virginia's "favorite son."
ied at the Lynchburg Sanitarium at
0.35 o'clock Wednesday night, his
eath being due to a recurrence of
aralysis. The immediate cause of
is death was a cerebral hemor
lage. sustained at noon. In the right
artlon of his brain, involving the
ght side. This was in addition to
ie Paralysis of the left side, which
as sustained last wi.ner, while in
Iorida for his health.
The statesman's illness began with
slight attack of apoplexy, in Phila
hlphia, last October. which kept
m from being in his seat at the
ening of Congress last December.
aly once since that had he appear
before an audience, and that wasI
r an informal takt in January.
The end came almost without a
ruggie. Indeed. the family present<
uld not notice the slight struggle I
sich was noted by Dr. Waugh.
IAMILTON IS ELECI'ROCUTED.C
Killed an Affiity Who Tried to
Shake Him Off.
Angelo Hamilton. who was con-j
'ted of murdering Mrs. Sallie B.
x. at Lynchburg. Va.. June 13.
fl9. was put to death In the lec- b
c chair in the Virginia state peni- ~
Ltiary at Richmond early Friday.
s. Hamilton came to Richmond
.h her children to intercede with
governor for the commutation of F
['he crIme for which Hamilton was
etrocuted was committed in Lyn
>ug Va.. June 13. 1909. Hamil-!
had been infatuated with the
man and she had sought to free d
self from him. On that night s
a. Hix went to a dance. H~amil- 01
fol:owea her to the hall.' On 01
way home Hamilton shot her "
'ral time~s. He was 25 year of r
lheath fromi Loekjaw.
'he little S-year old daughter of
and Mrs. Henry Langford died
the home of her parents in th' o
village at Lexington Sunday
aing from lockjaw. On Ias th
sday the litle girl ran a nail in
foot, but little atte'ntion was giv
the pa-ents thidnking of course.
she would soon be well. On
irday sne was~ taken violently ill I2
Sunday moa ning lockjaw set to(
The little one was the pride of jda;
parents and her death has cast cr
a:1 of sorrow over the entire iS
wehold. Her remains were Nid to jof
in the Lexington city cemetery an
day afternoon at 4:20 o'clock. bez
known Nero( Murders Texan.
tense exceit'me'nt prevails in the
ity of Mount V'ernon Tex..s. vol
ae result of the killing of Bb Ve:
ley. (of that city. by an unknown e cot
. Pcsses have been searching1 flcu
he murder all night, but si. far N.
is succeeded in eluding his pur-! city
INED BY AUTO
WHICH WAS BEING DRIVEN BY
THE PRESIDENT'S SON.
Italian Laborer Struck by Automo
bile Being Driven by Robert Taft
-Slight Chance for Recovery.
The serious condition of Michael
Thistowolla. an Italian laborer, who
was struck Monday by an automo
bile operated by Robert Taft. son of
President Taft. at Beverly. Mass.. has
caused a .hurried change in the plans
of the Taft family. who were prepar
ing to depart on the Sylph for New
London to attend the Harvard-Yale
Instead of attending the races the
family will remain in Reverly un
less there is an unexpected change
'or the better in the man's condi
tion. The report from tne Beveriv
Hospital was that he bad only a
slight chance for -covery.
Dr. J. S. Mixter of Boston sent
at the request of the President. ar
rived and is working with the hospi
tal authorities. doing all that can
be done for the injured man.
Robert Taft is badly broken up
over the affair. and spent much of
th%. afternoon at 'he hospitz..
Chief of Police has received in
structions, through the Taft at
torney. to see that the wounded man
Is given every attention. President
Taft arrived in Beverly early Wed
A dispatch from Washington says
President Taft was greatly distressed
when he learned through the Asso
clated Press dispatches, of his son's
unfortunate accident at Beverly.
Mass. He immediately sent a long
telegraphic message to his son.
which. it is said. contained instruc
tions to do everything possible for
the injured man. The foll'owing
telegram was sent to an old col
lege friend of the President:
'Samuel Carr. Boston, Mass: By
an unfortunate automobile accident
at Beverly my boy. Robert, struck
a street laborer, fracturing his
skull. He is at Beverly Hospital.
Will you not call up by telephone
the best surgeon in Boston and havc
him visit the hospital at once and
tender services to the resident phy
sician and do all he can for the in
The President then sent a personal
telegram to the injured man, ex
pressing -his profound regret over
the accident and conveying to the
victim his earnest wish for a speedy
KILLED IN DUEL.
Two Cubans Meet in Woods and
Armed with knives and keeping
their word to meet at sunrise in the
woods near MacFarlane park, In the
western part of Tampa, Fla.. Tues
day morning, Marco Adalo and an
other Cuban, whose identity has not
yet been established, fought until
both had fallen from loss of blood,
Adalo dying after proceeding a short
distance from where the bloody duei
The unknown man was able to
make his way to a nearty; street.
where all trace of him was lost. Two
men were seen going into the woods
a short distance from the park at
an early hour, both gesticulating.
The demeanor towards each other
was such as to arouse suspicion
among the cigar workers who saw
them and at fite noon .hour a searca
was made with the result the evi
dence of a bloody struggle was seen,
and later the body of Adalo.
Race Feeling is Quieting but Lynch
ing Is Likely.
Advices received from Simpson
County, Miss., the scene of a threat
ened racial conflict Tuesday, follow
ing the killing of Luther Buckley.
i white farmer, by a trio of negro
Eugitives. and later the shooting to
leath of one of the negroes by a
osse.. state that normal conditionsj
tre fast being restored and furtherj
>loodshed Is not anticipated. Ac-I
ording to the most authentic re
xorts from the remote section wherej
he killing occurred. Buckley was J
ne of a posse searching for Harris
n and Robin Jones, brothers and
im Brady, all negroes. wanted in
onnection with an attack of a white
armer Saturday night, when ne was,
red on from ambush and killed. a
'he posse later killed Harrison Jones -~
ut the others are still at large. a
'oases, however, are still searching a
de woods and should they be appre- c
ended they will probably be lynch
d by the mob.
oliee Charge Carita and National
ista in Spanish Town. H
A dispatch from Hlbao. Spain on
bursday says there were further
sturbances growing Out of the se
rained relations between the gov- tr
ament of Premier Canalelas and 0;
the Vatican. A crowd composed dt
Carlists and Nationalists sur- in
unded the palace. of thie Governor va
the province and shouted: "Down w;
*th the Governor'"..
The police were' summoned -andI ;h
arging the demonstrators with re
ed bayonets, wounded a number ju.
them. The capitel .has be'en the
-ne of many civil clashes. In
74 it withstood a long sei,:e ly
Joy Ride Ends in !)-ath. W-g
Harold Backus. a chiaff.ur. aged ala
and two comp'anions whom he pla
>k on a joy ride at 3 a. mi. Satur- ch;
rwere injured when the machine un
ished into a telegraph poile at sur
lehort. Harold McCarthy. one ves
the party is in a critical condition ere
I Frank Purtell. the third mom- chi
bears severe cuts and bruises. ti..
Lineman, is Killed.
nf electric current of some Z.2afl
age fh~sheri through the body (of
non Byum lineman, at R n-- Ati
k Monday morning at Raleigi. to
ty. The bodies of the boys; 2' 3
.as he worked at stringing the capi
fire alarm wires, and killed h!'n|Ar
ost instantly. I e
STATE AUTMOBRLE LAWS.
Provide for Use of Cars on Country
Magistrate B. F. Wilson. of An
derson, said the other day that
there were many people who own-d
automobiles and who did not know
the state laws regulating them while
on the country roads. It seems to
be the impr'ssion of most people that
th.-y can operate their cars as fast
as they want to once out of the city
limits, but this is a mistake. Fol
lowing are a few Interesting bits of
law from the acts of the general as
*No person shall operate a motor
vehicle on a public highway at a
rate of speed greater than is reason
able and proper at the time and
place. having due regard to the traf
fie and use of the bighwaya as to the
condition or so as to endanger the
life. limb or property of any person
or in any event at a rate greater
than fiften miles an hour."
Upon approaching a crossing.
bridge, step descent. or a curve a
person shall have their machine un
der control and operate it at a rate
of speed not greater than six miles
an :-.,ur. and in no greater than is
reasonable and proper, having due
regard to conditions.
"The driver of a motor vehicle
shall give notice by blowing a horn.
bell or othrwise so as not to fright
en the animals and to use precau
tions to insure the safety of persons
and property. It is also necessary
to bring the car to a stop if it is seen
that the -horses are frightened.
"It is necessary to stop the car at
a signal from one who is in the high
way and who is driving a wild ani
mal. The raising of a hand may be
considered a signal to stop. It is al
so necessary to remain stationary
until such an animal could be re
moved. It is necessary for an au
tomobilist to give the. right of way
to the driver of a horse or a mule
and he shall go t) the right of he
"Violators of these acts shall be
lined from ten to one hundred dolars
or. imprisoned not more than thirty
Before operating a dar in any
county it is necesary to secure from
the clerk of court a certificate saying
which is numbered and this number
must be placed on the back of the
car. The owner's address and a
brief description of the car must be
given. The registration fee is $1.
Ten days are allowed an owner in
which to register his car.
A TIME PUZZLE.
Residents of Augusta Bothered by
Augusta. Ga.. is the only city
In the country having four differ
ent times and all of them in use.
It is on the nin--tieth meridian. and
.he railroads i Georgia use Central
time, while the Carolina roads en
meridian or Eastern time. To try
to avoid confusion the city -has a so
cal time of its own, which is half
way between the two. But what
really adds to the complicated situ
tion is t.be fact that farmers in the
surrounding country nearby all use
"sun" time, which is different from
all the others. This last named time
is controled by the almanac that is
in every Southern farmer's home.
especially that of the colored far
A stranger has some difficult and
amusing experiences if he stops the
average Augusta person on streets
and asks the hour. He is probably
told. "It's ten o'clock by Georgia
railroad time. 30 minutes to ten
city time and nine o'cleck if you~ are
going Out into Carolliaa." If the
person asked Is a farmer the stranger
if he will wait until the calculations
snd an astronomical observation are
made, probably waill be "furnished
with an answer of. "Well, I reckon
stranger. it's about nigh on to haif
yast nine o'clock.
AUTO KILLS TWO.
fachine Collides WIth Freight With
Mrs. A. C. Freeman and son, aged
,of Arcadia. Fla.. are dead; Dr.
tobie. of Monticello. is injured to
uch an extent that his recovery is
oubtful: L. L. Camp, negro chauf
eur. will die, and the other occu
ant of the car. A. C. Freeman, hus
and of the dead woman, is seriously'
urt. as the result of an automobihe
:>liision with a Central of Georgia
-eight train, near Monticello, Ga..
[. seven o'clock Monday afternoon.
he train was en route to Athens,
ed it was thought that the party.
SIts way to Macon in a big touring
tr. after picking up Dr. Robie. at
onticello. did not notice the train
else ?ried to beat it across the
-ossing, with fatal results.
old Up Train and Rob the Passen
gernw of 1'aluables.
Three masked bandits held up the
cond section of Oregon Short Line
rin No, I northbour~d which left
tden. l'tah. at 1.ZO o'c~ock Tues-a
y morning. All of the passengers
the train were relieved of theirt
luables and the' express passenger
gs compelled to deliver the con
its of the .Aafe. The exact amnoun:
robbers obtained has not been
>Orted. Two passengers were :n
Found Baby in Basket. hi
Like Moses of old, a young baby hn
s found near Moreauville. La-- he
iday night floating in a protected j
!!ow basket among the rush-s
ng the 'janks of a bayou. in the
ce of a ruler's daughter, a mer
nt of .\oreauville overhauled the
isual craft and unse'ntimentaliy in;
imon.'d the sheriff to make an in- .
tigation in search of the mis- bi!
tnt parents. In addition to the hit
d the basket contained a bot- adi
of milk. a one dolar bill and a wh
kof whiskey. s
Maiitary I'rimmer's Fate. t h"
ieuzt. Adolf liofrichter, of the
trian army, has been sente-nced
e publicly cas'hi'-red and to serre C
ears in prison for sending poison ma14
ules to offleers in the General vi'i
y staff. Capt Mader died from Jf:or
effects of the rposion. : H1
THE TALKING TABLE.
Alibard loved Musora. but Musora
did not love Alibard. I do ao: know
why. but probably it was because she 1
was Pretty and he ugly. though pretty
womtien often fall !r love with very
Nobody knew anything about Muso
ra's aLtecedents. where she came from C
or what her real name was. She was
a fortune teller. She was probably
between twenty- ive and thirty, with a
wealth of golden hair: her eyes were
large. Lrilliant and deep blue. and her
moutL a poet's dream of :'veliness. C
Her voice and manners were charming.
ind as the people of our town are 4-ery
superstitious she soon worked up a
Alitard had met her on a steamer
which l-rouaht him back to France 0
after a very disastrous tour in South E
America. He was a comedian, but
possesing no talent he had never been .
-,ucce%sul and while abroad he had 'I
been lorced to exist ever since the
company was left stranded in Rio de e
Janeiro. on his talent as a ventrilo- s
quist. which was marvelous. t
Since his return home he hounded N
the pety fortune teller's seances. and v
as Musora had repeatedly warned him a
to stay away. he had to retort to strat
egy in order to be near his beloved. a
whose heart he was determined to con- S
juer at any cost. as life was not worth e
living ilthout her.
One evening he was presen' at one j
of the beautiful sorceress' seances ,
Oisguised as an c-ld lady. and hidden F
away in the last row of seats.
After a few preliminary feats of j,
chiron:ancy and fortune telling from
cards. during which an old colonel
had caus-d considerable trouble by
his skepticism. the principa number
of the program-the famous dancing t
The room was darkened. Musora
sat dow-- at a small table and placed
her h. as fat on top of it. There b
were a few monents of breathless
suspense, then the table began to rock
And sway in a strange manner, de
noting the un-mistakable pretence of
Musnra asked the skeptic colonel to
kindly address any question he wanted
to the spirits. and he did so with the 3
"Spirit. who are you?
Instead of the reply that was expect
ed in the usual knocking language to
which all spirits hitherto known have
oeen wont to answer, a voice coming
from one end of the legs of the table
repli-odI: "Moliere.' The audi-ree
was still dumfounded when another g
voice that Arst seemed to come from
.ar away but gradually drew closer
interrupted: "He is not telling the
truth; it is not Moliere. it is Regnard."
The colonel looked at Musora. who
% as quite pale as she replied: "There
must be two spirits. It very often
happens when the audience is sym
Her face remained calm. but she '4
tras very much perturbed at the phe- v
nomenon of the talking table", which a
bad never been heard of before. neith- n
er at her seances nor anywhere else r
:n the world.
-The colonel, who was now greatly E
impressed, asked in his most solemn s
voice: "Whom of the two great and a
rillustrious spirits may I be permitted u
"None of them." came the answer.
*You wiil please address me~'
"And who are you?"
It seemed then as if the three-leg
ged table was now int~abited by three b
great spirits, one In each leg. J
"Sir, tnis is indeed an unexpected a
l.onor." the colonel stammered.
"That is about enough." came a
tourth voice. "perhaps someone else
snay get a chance now." In
There came a noise as if a number Is
of people were quarreling. Pot onl? fc
.n the room, but on the stairs snd even la
'n the street. The audience began tc r
set uneasy and restless. ch
"One voice at a time-This Napo-~
icon is unbearable-now do not push
-:o. Beethoven-I beg your pardon, I
'im Freueric Lemaitre'-and I am
I roppenauner-Did you ever see such re
.'eople ?-- Please liehave like French- I
.nien, I am Joan of Arc, the Maid of um
Orleans-And I am George Sand__ a
.'iusset, will you please be quit-Elias In
H~owe - Gutenberg - Robespierre - eit
Please wait until your turn comes-I ly
am smothering." Iv
By this time the audience was panic to<
stricken. Big dogs were heard bark mm
mg, cats were me'wing, and the piano inf
in the corner was playing "Ach du ;n
ieber. Augustin." though no one W1
touched it and not a key was moving mc
W~omen were fainting and the col- chJ
enel had fled, leaving the door wide vel
'pen behind him, while from the hall der
w'as heard a chorus of spirit voices:be
"You are right, my dear Williamno
:he Conqueror, these people are very hu
'ode-Why, are you here, too, William
elI-After you. Mahommt-Thisi res
ray, please, George WVashington." Ires
'veryone had fled now and in th( suc
'nom were only Mussora. the table and
he old lady, all apparently paralyzed of
"I am ruined," sighed the sorceress hod
'Nobody will come here any more pal
)h. what has happened? What has. for
"Nothing very serious." replied the cusi
Id lady in Alibard's voice. "You know ps
ow d.-arly I love you, and I only want- its
d tn show you that ventrilo-auism is cont
n art.' o
Now the ,wo are married. She calls upo:
erself Mine. Alibard, and is making a bein
ortune with her new spiritualistic no
henomenon-the talking table. .a
It ik etated that a Delmonico waiter mn-n
crumuiated a half million In tips
Perhaps come of them were tins or
he races--horse as well as human.
Gasve Bachelor Her Baby. r~i
Pre:.ending that she had leftt her ~m
cket book in the waitin-: rooml ilo
an hattan. N. Y.. a young woman
ked .\artin Stearns. a Birooklyn drow
rhelor. to hold her baby' while she lfour
rried back to get the purse. Annec
ur and a 'o-t later he was still
Iding the baby for the woman -
led to return.
Anti-l'rieight 111ll. ueek.
Th Georzia s.'nate Fr:dar morn-;. ten n
reconsidered its actio n We-lnes- cont
in' p.assing the a::tj--prize fight notes
andi amended it so as to pro. the p;
it all b'oxing conitests to which town
nission f.-es are~ charged and in age.
ich conte.stants are' ;aid for their
ice.s. It was put uip to a votE. Thri
;;ts'ed. Thre 6:1~ now goes to JTh
in-une tmr1uderer F:waPe'. .a
cor:- It Warner. who murdered Judge
hin.'ry for the Louisville & Nash- Ijail.
arid was found insane, escaped hung <
ii the asylum for the insanle at groes:
THE AGES OF SN
L VERTAL AND WIFE JAILED
ne Girl Dies as a Result of It and
Another In Found In lls House
A special dispatch to the Charlotte
Ibserver from High Point. N. C..
ays one of the saddest tragedies
iat ever occurred there happened
aturday night when a young girl by
e name of Bessie Thomassonville
f Statesville died at the home of
kr. W. L. Vestal on account of an
legal operation which .had been per
ormed by Dr. W. L. Vestal last
uesday night. -
'The police were notified about the
ondition of the young girl just
bort time before she died and when
bey arrived at the home of Dr.
'estal they not only found t-he one
bo is now dead. but also found
nother young girl who gave her
ame as May Owen from Linwood.
nd who was In a serious condition.
he had also gone through the same
Saturday night about 11 o'clock
hrs. Staton and McAnally were called
D the home of Dr. Vestal to see
essie Thomasson and they at once
aw that the girl was in a most crit
,al condition. They suggested to
r. Vestal that the patient be taken
D the hospital. for treatmeet and
iade the arrangements. but it was
Don learned that the girl was at that
ime in a dying condition and that
D remove her would be only has
ening her death. At about twelve
'clock she died after having a num
er of spasms.
Before she died she made a full
onfession to the physicians telling
bout the operation and her treat
ient. May Otwen. the other girl.
ras removed to the hospital by the
oliceman and her condition seems
nme better. bet is yet regarded as
Bessie Thomasson went there last
tatesville without the knowledge of
er father. to receive treatment from
)r. Vestal. She was induced to
nme here by a young man named
evy Maynard of High Point who it
i claimed is the man who got the
irl in trouble.
FIVE KILLED IN EXPLOSION.
as Tank In Basement Blew Root
Five men were killed and eleven
ijured. two of them probably fa
Oily. by an explosion. which first
recked and Phen set fire to the
xlcon of Edward Bushay. five miles
orth of Minneapolis. on the Anoka
)ad. Tuesday evening.
The identified dead at': Eugene
amlin. Edward Hamnmish and Chas.
ggelkow. All three were residents
Minneapolis. Two bodies remain
Edward Bushay. the proprietor of
e place and George Miller were so
~verely burned that they will die.
be explosion of a gas tank in the
Lsemnent blew the roof from the
2ilding and' fire at once started.
half an hour the building was
mass of burning wreckage.
Ever since Sir Robert Peel in 1802
troduced and carried the first leg
lation to limit the hours of labor
r children. the question of child
bor has been to the front. The
alization that the Employment of
lldren of tender years is detrimen
I to their physical, mental and
nral welfare, and therefore to that
society in general has led to one
striction after another being im
sed by most of the states in the
ion and by nations generally. As
consequence many of the abuses
-ident to child labor have been.
her materially lessened or entire
removed. Yet facts are constant
coming to light showing that even
lay many thousands of ca.ldren.
tny of them but little more than
'ants, are working in factories or
close. ill-ventilated tenements.
2at that means as to health and
rals no one can fail to aee. Those
Idren should be at school, de
oping their minds, and living un
e onditions whreby their whole
ng may be advanc--d. That this is
the case is a reproach to our
nanity. Of course the Immediate
ponsibi~ity for thiest- em'dittor
~s with those employers who pay
b starvation wages. especially ini
e industries, that erery member
the family has to help t(. ks-ep
y and soul '.ogether. i'n. princi
suffers from2 this cupi;': are. the
*ign born people in our lar'ge cit
who. being ignorant of Ameriin
oms and laws, ar.- tasily '-.
d upon. But no state can, in
>wn interests. afford to have suca
ny state and co:uin.nity depends
2 the~ physical and other w.4
g of its citizens. it requires
treat discernment to n icratand
children whose whole being .s
ted by hard work can .- -' e
strong. healthy an-' d~:. -ab.
Leops to Watery G;rave.
ter a desperate strugele. with a
d who tried to restrain him., W.
itus. of Oklahoma City. Okia..
ed overb~oard from the steamer
ind. en route from Chicago to
indl. last Friday night and wa
ned. Titus. who was thirty
years old, was suffering from
rreasurer Get.. Ten Years,
son doors closed on John B.
ard. of Framington. M.tss. last
for a period of not less than
or more than fifteen. years. He
ised to having forged town
to the amount of $:!O0.flO0 in
ist ten years. whi'e serrint as
treasurer. He is 60 years of
M Will iDie on NameC Gallows,
four nc~trces convie:ed of the
r of Motermnan F. T. flrnwn,
nIh c'ounty G4.. on .\pril ::
been senftenced to hang by
Roan. In the D~eralb enunty
[t Is probabl.- that ::11 wtIl be
.n the same gallows. The. n.
ire: Charles Julian. JIm Black
I Weaver and 'harae Wt. .